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About House of Q

So, Tell me About House of Q…

House of Q is a world class maker of BBQ sauces, spices and a best-selling cookbook based in Langley, BC.

The House of Q Competition BBQ team began competitive cooking in 2005, and has since won awards all over North America, including First Place in the rib category at the 2014 World Food Championships in Las Vegas, NV.  The team attended the Jack Daniel’s World BBQ Championships in Lynchburg, Tennessee in 2009 and also in 2014 with awards at both events.  The team was awarded the 2014 Team of the Year by the Canadian BBQ Society.

Launched in 2007, the House of Q BBQ sauce and spice line-up has won awards across North America, including best BBQ sauce twice at the BBQ on the Bow in Calgary, AB, for our Apple Butter BBQ Sauce. Our Slow Smoke Gold BBQ Sauce and Slather won Second Place two years in a row at the prestigious American Royal World Series of BBQ in Kansas City, MO. House of Q products have a loyal following and are hot sellers at specialty retailers across Canada.

Since 2007, the House of Q BBQ team, led by BBQ Brian Misko, has appeared on Global TV BC’s Morning News in the summer months, providing the BBQ Tip of the Week. House of Q has also appeared on TV in Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto and on radio programs across Canada.

To find out more about House of Q, please contact us.

About House of Q People

Family Misko at JD 2014House of Q is a home-based business, and husband and wife team of Brian and Corinne. Between creating original (and award-winning) recipes, manufacturing a product, sales, shipping, accounting, bottle washing, marketing, frequent TV, radio or trade-show stage presentations, web mastering and anything else that comes up with running a business, yup, Brian and Corinne are doing it.

BBQ Brian often jokes that their business office is “Well, there is our master bedroom, the room next door is the world headquarters for House of Q Foods Ltd, a bathroom and then our daughter’s bedroom.” Indeed, House of Q is a home-based, family-run business.

Corinne has been a successful travel agent, an entrepreneur with a home-based business and has worked part-time in a retail gourmet store sharing cooking expertise. Brian, on the other hand, has held sales positions with a printing company and a software company and then six years or so in a marketing role as a data analyst. House of Q is the first collaborative business effort for the two together.

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Often, their daughter Kassandra will join in at events, helping with samples, selling sauce or even preparing shipments.

There’s more!

In the spring of 2015, House of Q added Greg Ewart to their staff as their Manager of Sales and Operations.  Greg is a fellow BBQ competitor with the team name the Barking Boys.  If Greg is not practising his cooking of competition BBQ he is making sure his customers are really happy. After nearly 18 years of sales and sales management, he joins House of Q to build our direct retail customer markets.

BBQ Competitions

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The first BBQ competition for House of Q was the BC Chili and BBQ Festival in the spring of 2005 in Vancouver, BC.

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At that competition, we were nervous, anxious and our lofty goal was simply to “NOT be last”. We accomplished that and a whole lot more…

Like thousands of BBQ teams across North America, we do our best at every event to send trays off to the trained judges to see if we warrant their points and ultimately top prize.  The prize you ask, well ribbons, trophies, cash and the undisputable right to declare you are the best.


House of Q – List of Competition BBQ Awards

Major Awards

HoQ VERTICAL BBQ Team

2015
Canadian National BBQ Championships – First Place Burger

2014
Canadian BBQ Society – 2014 Team of the Year
Jack Daniels World Invitational BBQ Competition – 6th Place Pork; Top International Team Pork Category
World Food Championships1st Place Ribs; 10th Place Brisket; Top 10 BBQ Contestant; 7th Place Overall

2013
American Royal World Series of BBQ (Kansas City, MO) – 2nd Place BBQ Sauce

2012
American Royal World Series of BBQ (Kansas City, MO) – 2nd Place BBQ Sauce

Recent Contest Grand Championships:

BBQ on the Bypass (Langley, BC) – Grand Champion 2014, 2012, 2009
BBQ on the Bow (Calgary, AB) – Grand Champion 2014, 2013
Porkapalooza (Edmonton, AB) – Reserve Grand Champion 2014
Cloverdale Cowboy Cookoff (Surrey, BC) – Grand Champion 2014
Canadian Festival of Chili and BBQ (Langley, BC) – Grand Champion 2012
Big Red Barn Burner (Chilliwack, BC) – Grand Champion 2012

Select Media and Trade Show Appearances:

Global TV BC – 2007-2014 – multiple occurrences through the summers on Morning News
CFOX Radio – Vancouver – Jeff O’Neil Show 2010-2018 – regular guest
BT Edmonton
Q107 Toronto
CTV Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver
CBC Radio
Global TV Toronto
CTV Regina
CISN Country – Edmonton – Chris Scheetz Show
CJAY – Calgary – Jerry Forbes Show
Cottage Life – Toronto, Edmonton trade show stage demo’s
Home and Garden Show, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto trade show stage demo’s
Calgary Women’s Show trade show demo’s
West Coast Christmas Show – Abbotsford
Ridge Meadows Home Show – Maple Ridge

Seen on CFOX Jeff O’Neil Show AND of course, Grills Gone Wild!

Regularly Seen on Global TV BC Morning News

Chris Scheetz Show