How It All Began – About Us
CowboyBBQ is a California-based, family owned and operated business and online bbq store. We offer a line of BBQ Sauces, Relishes and Gourmet Seasonings. John and Julie Bidegain started their lives together farming in Live Oak, California beneath the World’s smallest mountain range, the Sutter Buttes. They worked together for over 40 years, side by side, growing alfalfa mostly and coming up with other ventures to supplement the lean years of farming. They did everything from braided garlic to designing a line of Western iron furniture. If they had an idea, they went for it.
The beginning of the Online BBQ Store
The BBQ part of their venture started when their children were in grammar school and they were in charge of the school’s annual BBQ and carnival. The company was started in the year 2001 by Julie and John Bidegain, in their home, with a single BBQ sauce. Soon they expanded the product line into Relishes and Gourmet seasonings. The complete line of products is being sold in stores, gift shops and restaurants around Northern California, as well as their own online bbq store.
They ended up building a Ferris Wheel BBQ grill to make life easier and crafted the BBQ sauce to go along with it. They became a hit and went on to expand and entered their sauces in cook-offs and other competitions and won awards. It was only a matter of time before they began the process of manufacturing the product line and selling it to the world.