What a year! We’ve seen every festival cancelled and every large catering job either cancelled, postponed, or just shrunk by up to 90%. Fortunately our customers are awesome and our food truck sales have been strong. We’ll get through the summer OK, now we’re just keeping an eye on the winter – our slowest time of the year.
Fortunately, the Quarantine and pandemic this year taught us a few things…
- Our customers still craved the flavours, and they were excited to continue buying our vacuum-sealed brisket, pork, and chicken.
- We didn’t have to wait for bookings – we could create our own! We figured out how to cook family-style meals, full racks of ribs, and family combos. We upgraded our website to make the check-out process easier, and we sold out – week after week. We are so grateful.
- We’ve gone from being Saskatchewan’s premiere LARGE-EVENT caterer – to being a damn good small event caterer too. It’s the new “norm” – We are happy to serve our guests in a buffet-style line up, and we’ve done quite a few events now with each meal boxed individually. It’s more work but we’ve fine-tuned our processes to make sure the food is just as hot and fresh as our clients have come to expect.
So if you’re planning a function – we’re excited to talk to you.
All the best,
Rob, Jacy, and Devon
We’re really excited about a recent development… We’ve been drawn to represent Canada at the 2016 Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue. It’ll be our 6th time competing at this event, held in Lychburg, Tennessee. What we’re really excited about is that we will be joined by our friends and Canada’s top BBQ Team for 2016 – Arrowhead North BBQ from White City, Saskatchewan! Arrowhead North, headed by Scott Chomos, will be competing at this event for the first time. These 2 teams will be joined by a team from Ottawa to represent Canada at this event. Both teams are also attending the American Royal World Series of Barbecue in Kansas City.
To celebrate this development, and to help raise funds for this very expensive trip, we’re combining forces to bring you the recipes that have put us at the top of the competition world. In addition to the 4 standard competition meats, we’re doing a Carolina-style whole hog, Jerk chicken, and some amazing sides. We’ll have Rebellion beer on tap and lots of other beverage options for you. With great music and silent auction, we hope to bring you a good time as well as a meal you’ll never forget.
Tickets are on sale at Rebellion Brewing in Regina, Butcher Boy Meats (Park St.), and at the Prairie Smoke Food truck.
Thanks to our sponsors and supporters!
Prairie Smoke & Spice is very proud to announce that our pitmaster Rob Reinhardt has been selected to lead the International Team at the 2016 Memphis in May World Championship BBQ Cooking Contest. This World Championship event attracts hundreds of teams and over 100,000 spectators between May 10 and 15, 2016.
Rob and his team will be competing as “Saskatchewan Smokers”, a tribute to the province from which they were born and currently reside. In addition to competing in this prestigious event, Rob has designed a Canadian-themed BBQ menu, and will help serve this food to several hundred special guests and dignitaries in the International booth.
“We are very excited to be invited to represent Canada at the world’s greatest BBQ festival”, notes Rob. “We’ve never had an opportunity to attend in the past, this will be the ultimate introduction to the Super Bowl of Swine”. Rob will be joined by his wife Jacy and part time team member Mike Cooper from Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Prairie Smoke & Spice BBQ is the 2015 Canadian National BBQ Champion team, according to the Canadian BBQ Society. Prairie Smoke & Spice runs a food truck and catering business in Regina, Saskatchewan. They also transport their crew and monster festival rig to the biggest events in Western Canada, serving over 80,000 people in 2015. Rob runs Canada’s largest BBQ school, and is a board member of the Canadian BBQ Society.
With the 2015 competition BBQ season coming to a close, Prairie Smoke & Spice BBQ has finished as the top BBQ team in Canada! This award is bestowed up the team by the Canadian BBQ Society, Canada’s only national association of BBQ cooks, judges, and enthusiasts. With only 4 events on their 2015 calendar, Prairie Smoke & Spice managed to win 3 Grand Championships – which was enough to come out ahead of every other team. Full results can be seen here.
Prairie Smoke & Spice has earned invitations to the 3 major events in the fall competition BBQ world – the American Royal, the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue, and the World Food Championships. The team leaves Regina on October 19 to show the world Canada can cook – and to defend their 2-time World Champion title in the Chef’s Choice category at “The Jack”.
Prairie Smoke & Spice is owned and operated by Rob & Jacy Reinhardt of Pilot Butte, SK. They run a year-round catering business in Regina and a food truck during the summer months. They also operate at the largest festivals in Western Canada, and run Canada’s largest BBQ School. Their competition BBQ rubs and sauces are available at select retailers and websites.
Follow the adventures of Prairie Smoke and Spice as they Travel North America competing and eating amazing Barbecue from everywhere great Barbecue lives!
They’re on the road from Saskatchewan to Lynchburg, Tennessee and on to the World Food Championships in Kissimmee, Florida. Follow the adventures right here!