The DR Smokehouse Story
Where It Began
DR Smokehouse was created out of a love for Family, Fun, and Good Food. I was lucky to be born into a family where all of our relatives lived in the same area and valued getting together for regular family BBQs. My Dad was famous for his BBQ Chicken and created his own sauce which everyone loved. I grew up associating great food with the comfort of family and Friends. I learned how to cook BBQ from my Dad and carried on his recipes. As my Dad and Mom grew older I became the one cooking for the large family gatherings with the goal of carrying on our Family Traditions of love, family, and good food. We lived in a close neighborhood and our cookouts started to include Neighbors, Friends, and Family; meanwhile, people kept telling me I should open a restaraunt with how good my BBQ was. I had the Entrepreneur spirit deep inside of me and wanting to get out, so I started developing my own techniques of slow-smoking BBQ. I took my Dad's BBQ sauce recipe and evolved it into my own Award Winning BBQ Sauce and took it a step further to create my own unique Spice Rub. Once I had perfected all of these things I went to my neighbor who also was a great cook and said "let's see how good this BBQ is" by entering a BBQ Competition to see how it would compare to other local serious BBQ.
We created a BBQ Team called Backyard BBQ (since that is were our BBQ was born). We entered our first Competition as amatures, cooking Pulled Pork and Ribs, and we ended up winning first place in both. What got me excited, was the part of the competition where all of the teams (amature and pro) put samples out for the public to sample. We had a lot of people come back and tell us ours was the best tasting BBQ they sampled and wanted to know were our restaurant was located. We Entered our next Competition - which included some of the same teams you have seen on Food Network (we were now competing against the big guys who did this for a living). WE ended up winning a ribbon in chicken and surprising a lot of these guys. I was starting to believe, so we entered another Competition as a Pro Team and ended up winning 1st in Pork, 1st in Ribs, and 2nd in Brisket and then winning the overall.
Where We Are Now
I was convinced, so my neighbor and I created a catering company and renamed it DR SMOKEHOUSE. My partner decided to get out, as he enjoyed the competitions, but not the business; however, I was persistant and passionate about BBQ and decided I would create my own BBQ Food Truck. My goal is to Build the Brand and develop a following of BBQ Lovers so that we can eventualy open a brick-and-mortar restaurant where Families and Friends are able to socialize and enjoy the love of BBQ. I documented all our cooking procedures and recipes along with our procedures for running our Food Truck and Catering that is located on Bedner's Farm. My wife Cindy cooks all the sides, sauces, and rubs, freshly made, and I have perfected smoking all of the meats with my own authentic BBQ sauce and rub.
Thank You! #localbuisness
My wife Cindy and I are all about bringing Family, Friends, And The Love Of BBQ to all of our customers. We are a #localbuisness and greatly support your feedback, support, and sharing of our food truck.