Texas Oil Dust (Aaron lesley)
Aaron Lesley born in Midland Tx and raised right in the middle of the Oilfields of West Texas. Aaron has always had a love for cooking and the culinary arts, learning the art of bbq and grilling from his Papaw and the love of comfort foods from his granny. Aaron started catering in 2012 grilling over 300 ribeyes a week and had a need for a good steak seasoning that fit his flavor profile, so he created what is now the “Oil Dust”(all purpose rub).
He found a love for competition bbq in 2015 and while catering, working in the oil fields and competing on the weekends, he started up the Texas Oil Dust brand as a hobby and a way to create a line of great tasting seasonings that he could use both in the BBQ-Food service industry as well as competition bbq. Over the last 7 years he has created 8 different rubs, 3 injections and a bbq sauce called Brandin’ Oil that is quietly taking Texas by storm as one of the top brisket glazes.
He currently works for Midland Meat Company and is the Pit master in their BBQ restaurant called the MMC Half Acre. As a guy who is dedicated to the ever growing sport of bbq competition, competes in upwards of 40 events each year, his love of grilling, smoking meats, teaching folks the art of bbq and his flair for spiceology, this fuels his fire to keep driving the Texas highways every weekend. Bbq family is and will always be important for each of us, with our bbq family, there is no bbq.
- Over 100 Reserve and Grand Championship wins
- 1st place Brisket and Reserve Grand at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Bar-B-Que Cook-Off
- 17th overall at the American Royal Open Competition
- #3 Team of the Year in Champions Barbecue Alliance 2023