The roots of Krazy K’s started way back in 1968, when a local South Carolina boy, from Georgetown, SC named Macajiah Williams Jr., also known as Krazy K, was only seven years old learning how to cook whole hogs with his father in the backyard. Together, they would slow cook hogs over a concrete block pit with a plywood top, using blackjack oak coals from a burn barrel. The two would cook a special barbeque sauce, and of course, each had their own opinion on how the concoction should be prepared. This is where the love for making barbeque sauce developed within Krazy K. Krazy K began experimenting with his father’s favorite barbeque sauce until he perfected his own secret sauce, Krazy K’s Original Barbeque Sauce.
Krazy K’s started off as a hobby, cooking for family gatherings and close friends. With great feedback, encouragement, and support, Krazy K decided to enter competitions. As he won several awards, it was quick to notice that he had to produce his barbeque sauce in a way that everyone could enjoy it. Krazy K’s LLC was created in 2010 with the love for family, passion in cooking, the determination to make others happy, and of course, the mouthwatering magic of Krazy K’s barbeque sauces.
Who is Krazy K ?
I’m sure you are wondering where the name, Krazy K’s, came from. Well, here’s where…
Krazy K’s LLC was named after Macajiah Williams Jr., owner of Krazy K’s LLC. His family and friends call him “K,” because, let’s be real, it’s much easier to pronounce than Macajiah, and ever since he was little, his siblings have always called him “crazy…” (you should really hear the stories) This is why he is now known as Krazy K.
Krazy K has a loving wife, Sheryl, also known as Mama Jean, who is the heart of the company. Together they have two beautiful daughters, Amber and Kacie. Macajiah’s family supports and loves him through all of his barbeque success and growing dreams.
The Krazy K’s girls can cook too! They have been barbequing with Krazy K since they were children. Krazy K taught them everything they know, from making barbeque sauce to preparing a pig.
The girls took it to another level when Krazy K decided he was retiring from competitions in 2008. Amber and Kacie decided to enter competitions in place of Krazy K. He loved the idea! The girls came up with a name for themselves, the Kurly Tails. The next year, the Kurly Tails were prepared for the South Carolina Bar-B-Que Shag Festival cook-off but what would a competition be without a bet between them and their dad?
Krazy K told his girls that if they placed in the money, which was 5th or above, he would paint the grill hot pink. The bet was on! Guess what? The Kurly Tails were awarded 5th place, out of 53 whole hog cookers, and won $750. Well, let’s just say by the next time the girls cooked, the grill was hot pink! The Kurly Tails have been competing in whole hog competitions since 2009. Since then, they have won 5th, 4th, 3rd, and 3rd. This year, the Kurly Tails won 2nd place in the South Carolina Bar-B-Que Shag Festival, Bar-B-Que Cook Off! Krazy K, also came out of retirement this year (2017), with his assistant cook and lifetime friend, Emmett Reeder, to compete against the Kurly Tails, winning 5th place. However, due to the fact that the Kurly Tails placed 2nd and Krazy K placed 5th, he still had to bow down to his daughters on stage. But, of course, he was one proud daddy!
Krazy K’s Original Sauce Awards:
Kurly Tails’ Awards:
2009 South Carolina Bar-B-Que Shag Festival Bar-B-Que Cook-Off 5th place
2011 South Carolina Bar-B-Que Shag Festival Bar-B-Que Cook-Off 4th place
2013 South Carolina Bar-B-Que Shag Festival Bar-B-Que Cook-Off 3rd place
2016 South Carolina Bar-B-Que Shag Festival Bar-B-Que Cook-Off 3rd place
2017 South Carolina Bar-B-Que Shag Festival Bar-B-Que Cook-Off 2nd place