The Journey of Polar Bear BBQ
To understand the end product, we must start at the beginning.
During one of their winter cooking sessions in 2011, a particularly long session, Diana proposed opening a specialty food trailer. Jim quickly agreed as he had been thinking the same thing; remember they had been married a long time. That night Polar Bear BBQ was born and a 4 year plan developed.
In July 2013 the go/no go decision was made and the Polar Bear BBQ logo was commissioned to be created and the trailer was designed on paper. In October 2013, Jim retired from the Canadian Forces and focused his attention on Polar Bear BBQ.
In December 2013 Polar Bear BBQ was incorporated and their daughter Ashley became a part owner. The final design was also finalized and French Fry Trailers started construction on what would become the most unique trailer they had built to date.
Early in 2014, after numerous hours of research, the custom smoker was ordered from Missouri for the food trailer. Diana and Jim realized that working with a smoker of this size that they needed extra training. In their true fashion of not doing anything small, in March 2014 they headed to Houston Texas for a Pitmaster course by the only certified Pitmaster instructor and multiple Grand Champion Pitmaster winner, Konrad Haskins.