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Northbound Barbecue Company

Minesing, Ontario View map

About

NBCo. is an authentic Texas style barbecue caterering company. They enjoy the casual and fun side of cooking and don’t believe in just putting out a buffet of reheated food. Keeping events fresh and interactive with on-site meat smoking and slicing is their main focus. NBCo. doesn't have to “try” and make anything look authentic, thier food and process is about as authentic as barbecue can get. All of the meats get smoked on the big cooker day of, never reheated. They model themselves in the old-school Texas ways and don’t hide behind any sauce or even have gas/electric burners. NBCo. only offer hormone/antibiotic free black angus beef from Creekstone Farms in Arkansas, fatty cattle that’s been bred for low and slow cooking. They believe that if you respect the quality and process you’ll be able to taste the difference!

Services offered

NBCo. takes a lot of pride in trying to elevate the Canadian barbecue standard. This team is extremely passionate about the art of barbecue, putting in the time, attention and effort into every cook. Owner Thomas Genest is the company's "Pitmaster", and alongside his team create stress free catering for weddings. They offer barbecue packages with services that can include buffet, family style, hors d'oeuvres, food stations and desserts. Contact them today to discover what they can do to make your wedding classic and memorable!

Cuisine

Northbound Barbecue Company focuses on classic wood fired cooking techniques. Their 5,000 lbs Lang Smoker can can handle everything from a single steak to big brisket for 500+ people events. They source local naturally duroc pork and poultry. Meat should taste like meat, so they start with the very best cuts available. NBCo.'s barbecue style is based on the old-school Texas ways but with a unique Canadian flare. All of the southern inspired sides offered, from dressings to pickles, are made in-house from scratch. Thomas, NBCo.'s owner, studied at George Brown’s chef training program and worked in two kitchens listed on Toronto Life's - Best New Restaurant list before making the switch to barbecue. He practiced and honed his smoking skills while becoming the Pitmaster and developing the meat programs at both Barque Smokehouse and Adamson Barbecue in Toronto.

Highlights

Event Services

Delivery, set up, clean up

Catering Services

Buffet, dessert, family style, hors d'oeuvres, stations, tastings

Plated Service (per head)

$55

Buffet Service (per head)

$55

More information

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Cajun
Local
Southern
Southwestern

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten free
Lactose free
No pork
Nut free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open bar
Liquor license
Premium liquor

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$20

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

$15

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set up
Tastings
Chairs
Tables
Linens
Clean up

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$15

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
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    Meghan P. Married on 10/09/2022
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    Amazing Vendor

    Northbound was such a hit at our wedding! the food was exceptional and did not disappoint. highly recommend
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    Hayley A. Married on 14/08/2021
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    Best Brisket! Great Service!

    What a wonderful meal for our intimate wedding. We always heard back within 24 hours with answers to any questions we had. They delivered on time and so fresh. Our guests were raving about the brisket as well as the pulled pork. The servings were more than enough on the Tailgater package for our 25 guests, plus bride and groom. Thank you for helping us create a perfect day!!!

    Northbound Barbecue Company's reply:

    We were thrilled to have NBCo. included in your wedding plans. Hope you and Aaron had a fantastic day! Call us anytime you have a craving for old-school barbecue :)
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    Sabrina K. Married on 13/08/2021
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    Absolutely delicious!

    Our venue recommended Northbound since we were having a barn wedding and we couldn't be happier! The barbecue vibe not only fit our aesthetic but the food was seriously amazing. As soon as we looked at the mouth-watering menu and learned that they would be bringing the meat smoker on site, we were hooked. Thomas was a joy to work with and was eager and willing to help with accommodations for dietary restrictions and allergies, and making suggestions on how to design our menu for the best possible experience for us and our guests. He was also very understanding and patient when our numbers were uncertain due to the pandemic, which was so appreciated!

    Now for the actual food. We selected the brisket, chicken, ribs, and pulled pork, along with kale salad, potato salad, and coleslaw. For cocktail hour we had shrimp cocktail, gazpacho shooters, and pork belly. And WOW!!!! Everything was incredible! I cannot stress this enough, every single guest RAVED about the food! Lots of them even said it was the best dinner they'd ever had at a wedding. My husband and I (when we finally were able to sit down with our plates) were in heaven eating it all--everything was so well-seasoned and juicy and just perfect! I highly recommend Northbound if you are having a rustic/barn wedding, it will be the perfect addition to your day!
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    Nicole Married on 07/09/2019
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    Soooo good

    All our guests were raving about the food. Everything was delicious, but I will forever be dreaming about that brisket.
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    Christine Married on 17/08/2019
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    Best Brisket ever

    Was the best food I have ever had. All my guest couldn’t stop talking about the food. And there set up was so cute. There wasn’t anything left that’s how good it was people couldn’t stop eating.

    Northbound Barbecue Company's reply:

    Thanks Chris, it was our pleasure to be included in your special day! Your wedding and setting were absolutely beautiful and all your guests seem to be having a great time :)
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    Emily S. Married on 02/08/2019
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    Wonderful!

    Thomas was wonderful to communicate with and the food was incredible! We feel like we found a hidden gem. Our guests LOVED the food and wanted more!!
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    Samantha C. Married on 09/09/2022
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    Amazing food

    To say our guests were obsessed with the food at our wedding is the understamtent of the century. Thomas and team absolutely killed it. From the set up, the service, the UNREAL food and the clean up, they executed everything so perfectly. We can’t thank them enough. Our guests are still raving about how we had the best brisket at our wedding. It is something our guests will remember forever and we are forever grateful!!

    THANK YOU!
    Sam and Spencer Palmer
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    Kim G. Married on 06/08/2021
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    100% Delicious!!!

    We used Northbound Barbecue Company in early August for our small backyard wedding. Their tailgate package suit out theme and budget perfectly. The brisket was SPECTACULAR, as were the pork ribs, chicken and trio of salads. All incredibly delicious! We even used their barbecue rub as part of the wedding favours given to our guests. Northbound was the perfect choice for our event. Thank you Thomas and the Northbound Barbecue Company team!

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Meet the Team

Thomas Genest
Thomas Genest
Owner, Pitmaster

I'm the owner and Chief Executive of Barbecue Affairs at Northbound Barbecue Co. I studied culinary chef training at George Brown College and proceeded to work in the fast paced kitchens of some of Toronto’s most popular restaurants including two featured on Toronto Life’s – Best New Restaurants 2015 & 2017.

Passionate about meat and intrigued about cooking with live fire, I made the move from fine dining to barbecue. It didn’t take long for me to level up to “Pitmaster” status of several barbecue institutions downtown including Barque Smokehouse and Adamson Barbecue.

Becky
Becky
Quality Control

Beatiful fresh organic Duroc swine from Niagara-On-The-Lake

"Respect the quality and process - taste the difference"

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1684 George Johnston Rd L0L 1Y0 Minesing (Ontario)

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