Brad and Brooke Orrison

Ocean Springs, MS

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In 2001 Brad and his sister Brooke Orrison Lewis opened the doors to a tiny 300 square foot BBQ takeout on Highway 57 between Ocean Springs and Vancleave, Mississippi. Within five years The Shed had morphed into a 10,000 square foot, full-fledged BBQ joint with live blues music and a ton-and-a-half of meat coming out of the smoker each day.

The Shed has been rated one of the top BBQ joints in the nation for the last 12 years. The Orrisons also opened their own sauce factory called The Saucery in Ocean Springs. In 2011 The Shed Sauce was rated number one out of the top 100 sauces in the world. 

The Shed has been featured in several national magazines and cookbooks such as Southern Living magazine, Kingsford Big Book of BBQ, and many more. Brad has been chosen by the National BBQ Association to be on Meet the Masters panel in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015. Brad has also appeared on many television shows including Food Network’s The Shed series.