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Steve Carter Interview – RTBBQ

steve-carter-rtbbqHow long have you been with Rocky Top?

In my current position about a year, however I have been around for awhile. 

Tell us about Steve Carter?
What’s there to say. I’m married and have 2 wonderful kids. I work in the property management field and when I’m not doing that I am cooking up some tasty Q.

What BBQ influences have you had over the years?
Growing up bbqing seemed a normal way of life. Loved spending time with my dad doing it. Later in life it came from going to competitions and seeing what people were doing

Why do you believe in what RTBBQ is doing and why are you excited to be a part of it?
Passion, you can sense it in someone. I felt it being around these guys and it didn’t take long to get hooked. It has always been a passion of mine and being here allows me that opportunity.

Tell us something “behind the scenes” about the funny side of the business?

You spend countless hours with your team and bad habits make for some pretty interesting times. Most of the time I get videos of the other guys snoring since I’m up all night.  We recently almost dropped a 200 lb hog trying to get it in the cooker because Jonathan is too short.

What is the Rocky Top style of BBQ and tell us about your learning process to get where you are today?

In a nutshell we are a bit Eastern, a bit Western, with a touch of our own as well. It is unique and allows us to serve a quality product. Jonathan and Graham’s willingness to show me accompanied with my eagerness to learn is the main reason I am where I am. That and lots of cooking. You can’t get the experience if your not cooking. 

If you could say one word to describe your feelings towards RTBBQ and its mission, what would it be?
Dedication

What about cooking BBQ makes you happy?

It’s watching the reaction from people once they have tried our products. Especially when it comes from the old generation. Those guys will be your toughest critics. 

What separates Rocky Top from other BBQ companies?

I feel that we turn out a quality product that is like no other. ‎Once you’ve tried it you’ll understand and usually want more. 

Wedding Season Is Almost Here!!

Wedding Catering

Let’s face it, rustic, Southern weddings are in.  They are fun, relaxed, but have a sense of class and charm to them.  The perfect cuisine for these weddings is true, authentic barbecue.  At Rocky Top BBQ Co, we work with each lucky couple to make sure that each detail is finalized so that they can enjoy their special day.  From a whole hog carving station to a beef or chicken spread, we’ve got you covered.  Give us a call at 704-898-1823 or email us at rockytopbbqco@icloud.com and book your wedding today!!

NC BBQ Catering!

Locked and loaded…ready to do what we do best…get our Q to the masses!

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Reserve Your NC BBQ Catering Event Today!

Dec 13 and November 7-9 are booked! Only have a few weeks left in the year. Reserve your event today! 704-898-1823

Rocky Top is proud to announce we will be vending at the CMOU Biker Drag Fest at the Mooresville Speedway Sep 20!

Rocky Top is proud to announce we will be vending at the CMOU Biker Drag Fest at the Mooresville Speedway Sep 20! We are excited to take part in such a great cause and be a part of such an awesome community!

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Congrats to Tommy Harrell with the Great White BBQ Team!

Congrats to Tommy Harrell with the Great White BBQ Team with his 3rd place chicken and brisket calls today! This was a comment card from one of his judges. Tommy used our Carolina Swine Shine and Carolina Q Rub!

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Ready for BBQ Catering!

Loaded up on some #CarolinaCookwood

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Two Weeks of North Carolina BBQ Catering Madness

Got the trailer loaded up with our @frontiercharcoal and ready for two weeks of North Carolina BBQ catering madness! Here we go!
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End of Summer Update!

While we love to compete in competitions and enjoy the fellowship, our first priority is our customers. The Lord has blessed us this year with an amazing influx of business. The next few months are going to be fun, exhausting, and rewarding. This year after BBQ Pitmasters we had to take a hard look at our mission. Do we turn down opportunities to cook for folks like you and compete, or do we do what we do best and share it with all of you? We have to most importantly balance our time with our kids and wives with this awesome hobby that has turned into a career. Never do we ever want that to take precedent over God or family. In saying that, our Carolina Swine ‘Shine BBQ Sauce and Carolina Q Rub has taken the market strongly and our eventual goal is to open a restaurant. It would be silly to not get our product in the hands of you who matter most. So if any of you wonder why we haven’t competed as much, it’s because we have a dream we are chasing. Don’t get me wrong, we will be competing along some of the best and representing the best products on the market. But we know where this ship is going and we want you all on it. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support and business. We love you all and can’t wait to see where this goes! Get yer swine on!!

Jonathan and Graham

More Bootleggers and BBQ shirts going out today!

More #Bootleggers and #BBQ shirts going out today! Order yours at rtbbq.com/store! Once they’re gone they’re gone! #ncbbq #rockytop

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