Our family has always loved to grill and cook for our friends. In 2010, Christy bought Bald Man his first smoker, and he was hooked immediately–on the taste, as well as the science of smoking meats for hours and tasting the magic of low and slow cooking. Our friends became taste testers, and Sunday afternoons became the breeding ground for new ideas. Recipes, tips and flavor profiles started to get passed around. And pretty soon, we were a community. One year later, the recipes for Bald Man Rub, Back Rub and Mop Sauce were created, with a vision to bottle not just the flavor but the spirit of afternoons spent around the grill and smoker with friends and family.

In 2019, we expanded our vision and introduced the first commercial batches of Bald Man Rub and Bald Man Mop Sauce to our Wake Forest, North Carolina, community and now, multiple towns in the state (and growing). Each year, a portion of all online sales is donated to local charities, with past recipients including St. Baldrick’s, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and Make-A-Wish Foundation. Bald Man is also a certified judge with both the North Carolina Barbecue Society and the Kansas City Barbeque Society, and he volunteers with Operation BBQ. Let’s just just say that when you love what you’re doing, it’s hard not to keep the momentum going. And when you taste one of our products, we hope our passion toward what we do is what you taste.

It’s our belief that by sharing what we’ve made with the world, we can pass along a bit of the spirit of the people who’ve inspired us.