Our Approach

BPBBQ has been in operation for over 10 years, offering the best tasting and highest quality food in the London, ON area.  Our team is very well traveled as our mobile kitchen has put on plenty of mileage! We take great pride in providing exceptional service to our clients and ensuring nobody leaves their event hungry!

Our job is to provide a platform for you to do your job; whether it's a personal party or corporate event, we create an atmosphere and experience that your guest(s) will remember for their lifetime.

How It All Began

The project started in 2008 when my spouse, Barb Van Rassel, submitted my (Michael Callaghan) chili recipe to the Canadian National Chili Championship (sponsored by Zantac). To make a long story short, I won with my Fire-Roasted Hot chili and repeated to win that title the following three years with my Wiri Wiri Hot Chili and Screeching Banshee Pork Chili. This success on the national level opened me up to the new world of competition food sport and sparked a new fire of opportunities.

National & International Awards

  • 2017: World Recipe Champion (Chicken) - World Food Championship Orange Beach
  • 2016: 2nd Place (Breakfast - Perfect Score on Eggs Benedict) - World Food Championship Orange Beach
  • 2015: 6th Place (Fresh/Celery) - World Food Championship Kissimmee
  • 2015: 1st Place Green Award
  • 2015: 5th Place (Beef) - Memphis In May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest
  • 2015: 6th Place (Mustard Sauce) - Memphis In May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest
  • 2014: 4th Place (Cheese) - World Food Championship in Las Vegas
  • 2014: 1st Place (BBQ Sauce - Tomato Base) - Memphis In May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest
  • 2013: 3rd Place (Pasta) - World Food Championship in Las Vegas
  • 2013: 2nd Place (Beef) - Memphis In May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest
  • 2013: 3rd Place (Exotic) - Memphis In May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest
  • 2012: 2nd Place (Steak) - World Food Championship in Las Vegas
  • 2012: 6th Place (Final Table) - World Food Championship in Las Vegas
  • 2012: 5th Place (Whole Hog) - Memphis In May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest
  • 2011: 1st Place (Beef - Perfect Score) - Memphis In May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest
  • 2011: 1st Place (Cook's Choice - Steak and Lobster Perfect Score) - Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbeque
  • 2010: 3rd Place (Ribs) - Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbeque
  • 2009-2011: Champion - Zantac Chili Challenge, Canadian National Chili Championship

Meet the Team

At the core of the team is Michael Callaghan and Bar Van Rassel. The team has gone through great development over the years introducing our experience with chefs, amateur BBQ enthusiasts, friends and family.

Michael Callaghan

Chef and Owner

Barb Van Rassel

Sous Chef

Other Team Members over the years:

Samantha, Josh, and Julia Callaghan, Sue Murray, Bob and Joanne Wilkinson, Shawn and Lana Danko, Mike Sharpe, Mike Nyman, Ron Janus, Tanya Lavoratore, Daren Evens, Steven Perrin, Rachel Taylor and  Matt Gavendo, Shannon and Terry Trim, Jason Savage, Max Lavoie, Frank and Mary Kozlowski, Theresa and Dan Dietrich. Sean Vodden and Tabithia Woodall, John Edwards Chris Mask, Bill Pudim, and Rene Gaudreau.