Mooking and Stamey

Roger Mooking of "Man Fire Food" and Chip Stamey of Stamey's Barbecue.

Having a crew show up to film your business for a major network television show can make for some long days. But Chip Stamey of Stamey’s Barbecue didn’t mind accommodating the crew who came to film a segment on Stamey’s for “Man Fire Food,” a show hosted by Roger Mooking that airs on the cable network the Cooking Channel.

“They’d show up at 3 a.m. because we cook in the morning,” says Stamey. “It was some full, crazy long days.”

The show came to North Carolina in March to film the segment. Mooking and his crew spent two days in Greensboro, much of it in the wood-fired pit behind Stamey’s Barbecue at 2206 High Point Road.

“They spent 30 minutes setting up a shot that will take five seconds to see on TV,” says Stamey.

“I felt sorry for the camera guys. They were really sweating.”

Stamey says he enjoyed talking with Mooking about barbecue.

“There's a lot that he knows,” Stamey says.

Stamey’s shares the screen with Sweatman’s BBQ in Holly Hill, S.C. in an upcoming episode of “Man Fire Food” that spotlights Carolina barbecue.

The episode airs at midnight and 8 p.m. Tuesday.

According to the show’s website (, the show will air again at 2 p.m. June 29 and 1:30 a.m. July 4.

Check your cable provider for the channel number for the Cooking Channel.

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