Hi, my name is Mark Principato and I’m the Owner and Pitmaster of Rubbed Right BBQ. I became interested in cooking at a young age, but finding my passion for barbecue was accidental. After one too many charred meals, my family decided I should try my luck on the grill. Turned out I did okay and after a while what used to be a chore for me became a desire to learn and improve. In doing so I spent a lot of time cooking outdoors practicing new recipes and techniques to try to wow my family and friends. Eventually I came across the Barbecue Championship Series on television and that’s the spark that lit the flame and led me on my barbecue journey. Soon after that I entered my first barbecue competition and I was hooked. I did terrible, but I didn’t regret a second of it, and eventually I developed the flavors and techniques that would produce award winning barbecue recipes. After a while I decided that I wanted to share my passion with others and I started Rubbed Right BBQ. With the support of my amazing wife, family, and friends, the love and passion that goes into our food speaks for itself. Through a flavor layering process I’m able to create a finished product that’s moist, tender, and pops with flavor. The key to this process is for all of the flavors from the seasonings to the smoke to meld together in perfect harmony without one overpowering the other. Barbecue truly is an amazing art, but the most amazing thing about it is its ability to bring people together. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit Rubbed Right BBQ! We hope to be a part of your next special event.