February 4-7, 2021





TALENT: Harrison Sapp

  • Pitmaster, Proprietor
  • Southern Soul BBQ


Harrison Sapp serves as proprietor and pitmaster at St. Simons Island establishment Southern Soul Barbeque, which serves award-winning barbecue to locals and visitors from across the country. Harrison Sapp was born in Macon, Ga. and raised in Brunswick, Ga., where he developed his love of Southern food…particularly barbecue. After a series of local jobs in St. Simons and a brief resort stint in Hawaii,


Sapp returned to St. Simons Island, where he began his climb up the local restaurant industry ladder. Harrison quickly progressed from bus boy to bartender, then to chef and eventually manager of a slew of local restaurants. Sapp’s driving motivation in life is to make people happy through outstanding dining experiences, with particular focus on exceptional barbecue.


In the early 2000s, after a series of hugely successful barbecue pop-up dinners, Sapp and co-owner Griffin Bufkin opened Southern Soul Barbeque in a renovated gas station at the historic crossroads of St. Simons Island. Under his direction as pitmaster, Sapp has led Southern Soul to acclaim from outlets such as Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Southern Living, Garden & Gun, Huffington Post and more.






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