Mr & Mrs DCBMC met the man behind Eat The Smoke, Christian Sculpher, at a Beard & Tonic event in Exeter a couple of years ago. Back then he had a baby beard and the business was in its infancy – now both have grown considerably! In his own words…
Eat the Smoke produces award winning smokehouse influenced BBQ rubs and sauces – from the Deep South of Devon we’re now being sold across the UK.
For us, being outside, playing outside and eating outside have always been both an important and fundamental part of our life. Whether it’s a BBQ on the beach after surfing, travelling and ending each day with new friends stood around the grill or firing up the ‘cue at home in the garden with our girls, it’s always been there, and helped us to de-compress and reground from ‘real’ life.
In 2014 we decided it was time to give up ‘real’ life and to have a go at making our passion our living. We started doing street food events and soon found our regular customers were turning up, not just to eat our food, but also to steal our rubs and sauces to make our food at home – hence our range of smokehouse inspired products was born!
We use the finest ingredients, keeping it natural with no nasties added, to produce products with amazing depths and flavours. Some of us in the UK are now discovering the joys of cooking over coals in all weather, be it sunshine, drizzle, or force 8 gales – but we know that’s not for everyone. That’s why all our products are designed to be used in the oven, under the grill or over coals. It’s all about bringing a little of the outside in!
Eat The Smoke are sponsoring a new award at this year’s DCBMC – Best in Show. The winner will chosen by our expert panel, from all the category winners.
There’s something pretty awesome for the lucky winner, but we’re going to make you wait a little longer until we unveil it. Keep an eye on Facebook for photos soon.
And if the sound of smokehouse influenced BBQ rubs and sauces makes you want to reach for the charcoal, check out the Eat The Smoke stand at DCBMC and stock up your kitchen!