Melissa Cookston

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Melissa Cookston

Melissa Cookston

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Melissa Cookston Bio-From Age to Parents

Melissa Nichols was born in 1968, so she was 59 years old as of September 2020. Melissa has been celebrating her birthday since she was born on October 29th.

Melissa’s hometown is a small town named Ruleville, located in Mississippi, USA. However, she was brought up by her parents in Greenville, Mississippi.

Melissa’s passion for barbecue came when she visited her grandfather’s coffee shop in Pontotoc, near the barbecue venue. Sitting in her grandpa’s coffee shop, she used to smell barbecue, and if she was lucky, she could even get a sandwich.

In her novel, Smokin’ in the Boys’ Room, Melissa remembered a beautiful memory of her mother. The recollection of driving all the way to Gridley and her mom to eat the best ribs in the country.

While Melissa has never publicly listed her father, it is believed that Tommy E. Nichols Sr. is in Melissa’s Family and Relationships section of Facebook. Melissa has a cousin, and her name is Pam Vaughn.

Melissa went to North Pontotoc High School for college.

How big is she?

Melissa Cookston stands at a height of 5 foot 7 inches. In addition, its weight of 63 kilograms perfectly complements its stature.

What’s the Melissa Cookston Net Worth?

By 2020 Melissa Cookston had a net worth of more than $20 million per online source.

Melissa’s early recollection of barbecue involves going down to her grandpa’s coffee shop and smelling the barbecue that would come from the nearby barbecue station.

But Melissa only started thinking about the BBQ company after she met her husband, Pete Cookston. The couple went to several BBQ competitions together, opened their own restaurant, the Memphis Barbecue Company, and extended their business to other cities.

Melissa wishes her husband, Pete, a father’s day in a Twitter post.

At a time when almost every pitmaster is a male, Melissa stands as an exemplary figure for all the women who want to be in this company.

Prior to her appearance at Netflix’s American Barbecue Showdown, Melissa was a judge of the fourth season of Destination America’s BBQ Pitmasters. She was also called Fox News as America’s most prominent BBQ Pitmasters.

Besides her reality TV career and the restaurant business, Melissa is also an author. As of September 2020, she wrote two novels, Smokin’ in the Boys’ Room and Smokin’ Hot in the South, where she remembered her memories and impressions of barbecue and some recipes.

And if you want to learn more about her recipes, you can always visit her social media company, particularly her Instagram. The two-time Memphis May World Barbecue Championship winner made heavy sales in 2014. She sold between $10 million and $15 million via her restaurants.

Who’s the Melissa Cookston Husband?

Melissa Cookston is married to Pete Cookston, her husband of more than two decades.

Although it is not known how Melissa Cookston and her husband, Pete Cookston, met each other for the first time, and neither did they start dating, it was Pete who first introduced her to barbecue. The couple even went together to a BBQ contest when they were dating.

Some years after the date, the couple got married in September 1997. Melissa and Pete went to Mesquite Chop House for a dinner party to mark their 13th wedding anniversary.

She doesn’t take something away from her, but whoever Melissa is now, she’s there because she had the love of her wonderful husband, Pete.

Melissa and her husband opened the first Memphis Barbecue Company in 2010. With the help of her husband, she opened a second restaurant in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and a third in Atlanta. Melissa is now searching for another location for a potential fourth restaurant.

Melissa and Pete, a resident of Nesbit, Mississippi, have a daughter. It’s named Lauren Cookston. Lauren graduated from Mississippi-Ole Miss University in 2020 with a degree in International Studies.