It’s one question Michelle Quirouette is asked all the time: What is the secret ingredient in your barbecue sauce?
And every time, she just smiles and says, “love.”
Not surprisingly, the award-winning sauce is the basis – together with a maxi-sized smoker that fits 500lb of meat – of BBQ Babes, a gals-only food truck that is gaining attention wherever they go.
The three women behind the truck, Michelle, her sister Rhonda Beare and niece Danielle Cummings, only joined forces last summer, but have been racking up the kilometres and fans ever since.
“I kept hearing about my aunt’s ribs, so I had them at my birthday dinner at the cottage a few years ago,” recalls Danielle. “It was so incredible, we came up with this idea.”
Now planning to expand business as well as sell the secret sauce commercially, the trio will be bringing their tasty, finger-licking wares to the Ottawa Wine and Food Festival.