40 under 40: Cameron Treu

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Cameron Treu

Cameron Treu

Bam Bam’s BBQ, Orem

AGE: 37
BORN: Long Beach, Calif.
TITLE: Owner + pitboss

Hot bam! Cameron Treu fell in love with BBQ after watching televised barbecue competitions. Then, the viewer became the doer. He learned the craft, conquered competitions and now owns his own county cult favorite, Bam Bam’s BBQ.

The YELLOW Talking “I like things to be relaxed and fun — as long as everyone is moving, of course. I sacrificed a lot to be here, and so did my angel wife and kids. With that said, this restaurant is my baby. So even though I’m laid back, don’t mess with my baby. LOL.”

Key To Success “When I love doing something, I can out-work anyone.”

Handling Disagreements Communication! I hate holding things in. If I have an issue, it sits right on the surface and I want to squash it ASAP.”

Youthful Advice “Don’t worry about what society views as ‘normal.’ I graduated from Wasatch High School in 1997 … barely. (Thanks, Mrs. Vanslooten!) And I knew college was not for me. (Sorry, parents!) I took a lot of flak for not going to school, but it worked for me. I also had a lot of friends and family tell me I was crazy for opening a restaurant. According to statistics they were right, but I knew it was going to work. Best decision ever. So find what you love, go after it and make it your career. It’s that simple.”

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