New to Kelowna Ribfest this year, Hucklebellys is proudly “Canadas Only Nomad BBQ” boasting the slogan, “we’ve traveled so much, we forget where we’re from!”
Hucklebellys features an award winning sauce, appealing to all grillers with its sweet and savoury flavour, great for adults and kids alike. Our specialty menu items include the Doc Holiday which has enough ribs, chicken and pulled pork to satisfy two ’bellys’ and for the hungry family we offer the Belly Buster combo which includes one full rack, one whole chicken and four sides. If you’re hungry, we’re your Huckleberry!
While Hucklebelly’s schedule has not yet been finalized, at this time, the Ribber is scheduled to attend festivals in Kitchener, Ontario, Chatham, Ontario, Kelowna, British Columbia, and Swift Current, Saskatchewan.
Prairie Smoke & Spice BBQ is Canada’s Winningest BBQ Team – They have won 17 Grand Championships – more than any team in the country. Highlights include the 2013 & 2014 Jack Daniels World Championships (1st Place Chef’s Choice) in Lynchburg, Tennessee, and the Canadian National BBQ Championships. With well over 180 awards in professional barbecue, nobody brings more bragging rights to the picnic table.
Rob Reinhardt is the head cook and when Rob comes to town, you know you’re getting the finest BBQ available anywhere. We hand trim our meat, season with our signature spice rubs, and smoke to tender perfection. In addition to travelling to Ribfests, Rob runs the largest BBQ school in Canada, has a food truck on the streets of Regina, and serves as Vice President of the Canadian BBQ Society.
Prairie Smoke & Spice BBQ will be featured at the Interior Savings Sunrise Rotary RibFest for the first time.
Boss Hog's is a London, Ontario based company that provides comprehensive food services for those that enjoy the best in authentic barbeque. While Boss Hog’s has a restaurant in London, most notably, they compete annually in Ribfests across the country with their three tractor-trailer stands. After winning more awards than any other barbeque company in the past few years, they recognize that they are considered to be the pride of the Canadian Ribfest Tour.
With “Taste the Smokin’ Difference” being their team’s motto, their utmost goal is to provide their patrons with the ultimate barbeque experience. They point out that “Season after season we become even more successful through consistency, atmosphere and a customer service that is next-to-none.” Boss Hog’s expresses that “People continually ask what our secret is; and it’s actually pretty simple: the Rub, the Love and the God above!!!”
Boss Hog’s will be returning to the Interior Savings Sunrise Rotary RibFest for the third year in a row.
Gator BBQ has been delivering mouth-watering chicken, pulled pork and ribs to the hungry crowds of Rib Fests all across North America for over 30 years. Touring Canada and the Northern United States, the Smith family of Port Dover continue to win countless awards and events with their signature southern BBQ cuisine.
Gator BBQ was formed in 1983 by a gentleman from Naples Florida by the name of Don Brown (a.k.a. the King of Ribs). Don was also the manager of Michelbobs Rib House in Naples Florida. The business changed hands several times and in 2006, Matthew and Louise Smith acquired Gator BBQ and haven’t looked back. It is now family-run business with children Kurt, Nick, Aaron and Alexis all contributing to its success.
The business now tours Ontario and the Northern U.S. States doing upwards of 30 Ribfests a year, and will be returning to the Interior Savings Sunrise Rotary RibFest for the third time.
Smoke and Bones BBQ is Vancouver’s International award winning barbecue company that specializes in the art of,” Low and Slow” southern barbecue. Entirely authentic and cooked in "big ole smokers" from the Deep South using a hardwood fire and coals. In their quest for perfection, Smoke and Bones has travelled back and forth across the Southern United States competing and racking up awards, in the biggest and most prestigious barbecue competitions on the planet. Not only have they won numerous wins and championships, including Best Ribs at the Best of the Best Invitational Competition in Georgia, they have garnered an incredible wealth of knowledge about the regional flavours on Americas favorite cuisine. Their experiences have brought home the very best the South has to offer and allowed them to “cherry pick” the best of those distinct flavors from places such as Texas, Georgia, and the Carolinas. This has been crafted into their own menu offerings, which have proven to be exceptionally well received and reviewed by judges all over North America.
There is such a demand for them that they operate the busiest and most sought after barbecue catering operation in Vancouver as well as the hottest new full scale BBQ restaurant.
Smoke and Bones BBQ will be providing barbeque ribs at the Interior Savings Sunrise Rotary RibFest for the third year in a row.