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!
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!
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.
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Hayley A. · Married on 14/08/2021
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!!!Sent on 15/08/2021
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 :)
Sabrina K. · Married on 13/08/2021
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!Sent on 18/08/2021
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!
Nicole · Married on 07/09/2019
All our guests were raving about the food. Everything was delicious, but I will forever be dreaming about that brisket.Sent on 16/09/2019
Christine · Married on 17/08/2019
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.Sent on 20/08/2019
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 :)
Emily S. · Married on 02/08/2019
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!!Sent on 26/12/2019
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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.
Beatiful fresh organic Duroc swine from Niagara-On-The-Lake
"Respect the quality and process - taste the difference"