“THE HYPE IS REAL.”
Our story begins with Fred, a Chicago native who has always had a passion for cooking from the age of 12. His mom always ensured he knew his way around the kitchen, and he has not looked back since.
In 2013, Fred knew he was on to something. He entered and won 1st place in the "Street Loyalty BBQ Competition" then, won 1st place again, the following year in 2014. Since then, Fred has studied under the mentor of "James Beard Award Winning" Author & Pit Master, Kevin Bludso of Bludso’s Bar & Que, Neil Strawder of Big Mista’s Barbeque & Sammich Shop, and several other World Acclaimed Pit Bosses. He worked hard to perfect and hone his craft.
News quickly spread of Fred’s award-winning BBQ. A special request to cater to a good friend’s bridal shower, changed the course of "HIS"tory. There, he met the hostess; Nyesha, a Los Angeles native. Whether it was love at first sight or love at first bite is still up for debate, but after working together and tasting his food, the deal was sealed.
With over 25 successful years in corporate America, they decided to take their combined Business Management, Legal, Compliance, and Entertainment experience to the streets, to give the people what they want…RIBS. In 2018, they married and launched Ribs with his award-winning Bar-B-Que and her delicious sides. I guess the saying is true… "How it begins, is how it ends." And so, their story goes.
Since, Ribs has taken off, including winning 1st place in the TV show pilot "It’s All Good", a BBQ competition, being featured in Voyage LA Magazine's October 2020 "Hidden Gems" segment, and highlighted 3 years in a row by EATER LA as an "Essential Barbecue Spot in Los Angeles".
As a team, they have been invited guest chefs to work along side World Renowned Restaurateurs, International Chef's, Television Sensational's, and Netflix Superstars such as Rasheed Philips, Jet Tila, Alton Brown, Robert Irvine, Todd English, Aaron May, Rick Browne, Misty Banchero and other moguls, to name a few.
As traditional and pop up caterers, RIBS not only feeds our community, but we feed and host a plethora of family, corporate, and non-disclosed celebrity meals, programs, and events. As the premier mobile BBQ popup specialists in Los Angeles County; our motto "Follow The Smoke...Smell The Flavor", lives up to its moniker with cars and people stopping to do just what it says. The hype is real. Try us out. Follow us #RibsinLA
WE DON'T JUST MAKE BBQ. WE MAKE PEOPLE'S DAY.
RIBS WAS BUILT ON THE BELIEF THAT YOUR BBQ EXPERIENCE SHOULD BE UNIQUE.
With many years of cooking and customer service experience, we understand how to best serve our customers through tried and true service principles. Instead of following trends, we set them. We create food we’re proud to serve and deliver it with a smile. No matter where you find us, we’re making sure each meal our customers enjoy is a delicious and one-of-a-kind experience like no other.