“There’s a big difference between BBQ and Barbecue. BBQ is putting meat in a box, setting a timer and pushing start. True barbecue is a hands-on process requiring time, attention and a lot of love.”

Authentic Old-School Barbecue

Here at Northbound Barbecue Co. we’re passionate about all things barbecue.

We’re looking to  create memorable and engaging experiences. “Country Chic” events are more popular than ever, and what better to serve than large cuts of meat smoked over live fires. We don’t hide behind “reheat tricks” with pre-sliced or sauced meats. We’ll live slice whole cuts of fresh meat right onto your plate at our carving table. Skip the bbq sauce; like a good steak, true barbecue doesn’t need it!  We believe that if you respect the quality and process, you’ll be able to taste the difference. It starts with using the best meat. We source hand selected Premium Black Angus Beef from Creekstone Farms, naturally raised local Duroc Pork and poultry and make all of our side in-house. We’re positive you’ve never experienced a meal like this before!

Meet Thomas Genest

Thomas is the owner and Chief Executive of Barbecue Affairs at Northbound Barbecue Co. He 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, Thomas made the move from fine dining to barbecue. It didn’t take long for Thomas to level up to “Pitmaster” status of several barbecue institutions downtown including Barque Smokehouse and Adamson Barbecue.

Looking to have your event catered?

We specialize in hassle free on-site or drop-off catering for Weddings, Corporate Events, Parties, Cottage Weekends or any other excuses you have to get together with friends. We’re here to help you customize the perfect menu package for your function. Our packages are priced per person and based on the number of meats/sides you’d like served. Please see package links below to find the option for your event.

Email us with your name, phone number and function details (dates, # of guests, location) to pitmaster@northboundbarbecue.com or call us and we’ll be happy to chat 647-224-6040.

Get in touch

Now serving the GTA, Barrie, and Muskoka.
For all inquiries or questions, please reach out and we’ll be happy to get back to you.

Thomas Genest, Owner

(647) 224-6040