What's a Ribber?
A Ribber is a type of chef that specializes in preparing all types of grilled foods. A Ribber most often works with meat, his or her job can also involve working with a wide variety other foods and vegetables. A ribber’s job requires highly specialized culinary training.
It helps to be crazy!
See our Menu: Ribfest Menu and Pricing
Ribbers in Action!
This Year's Ribbers
Don’t forget YOU can vote for your favourite Ribber! See the Contest page for more details or click the button to go directly to voting.
Click on the Ribber’s Logo to see their Bio
A new player in the Esquimalt Ribfest extravaganza, Grizzly Ribs will certainly turn some heads in 2017. Chef Ollie is a fifth generation Vancouver Islander with a knack for finding just the right mix of smoke, service, spice and sass that keeps people coming back.
You will definitely want to check out our newest Ribber and make sure you show up hungry as a bear because you might just want to do a little hibernating after feasting on some of Ollie’s wonder ribs!
Established in 2014, in Hinton, AB, Misty Mountain BBQ has taken to the road, attending fairs, festivals and exhibitions across western Canada. They are heading our way!
The exciting news it that Misty Mountain BBQ is not only returning to Esquimalt Rifest, but back with a pit master and owner from Victoria, BC!
The word is they are ready to take on the competition and the crowds with that bold smoky sauce lathered on their mouth-watering smoked ribs.
Prairie Smoke & Spice BBQ
Prairie Smoke & Spice the home of genuine pit-smoked BBQ catering in Southern Saskatchewan. What started with a sample of real barbeque in Texas eight years ago has turned into a consuming passion to produce the best, most authentic ‘Q available in the prairies. This dream is now a reality as Prairie Smoke & Spice has won many awards on the competition circuit.
See their site: prairiebbq.com
For over 30 years, Gator BBQ has been delivering mouth watering chicken, pulled pork and ribs to the hungry crowds of Rib Fests all across North America. Touring Canada and the Northern United States, the Smith family of Port Dover continue to win countless awards and events with their signature southern BBQ cuisine.
See their site: gatorbbq.ca/
Ten years of smmmmokin’ the competition makes Boss Hogs bbq the pride of the Canadian Ribfest Tour folks…
With “Taste the Smokin’ Difference” being our team’s motto, it is our utmost goal to provide our patrons with the ultimate barbeque experience. Season after season we become even more successful through consistency, atmosphere and a customer service that is next-to-none.
People continually ask what our secret is and it’s actually pretty simple: the Rub, the Love and the God above!!!
Smoke & Bones
Smoke And Bones BBQ was formed over a passion of cooking good food. The art of cooking food low and slow is as rewarding as well as relaxing. It allows one to slow down and take time out from our busy lives and concentrate on one thing and forget about the rest. The end result is fantastic food with peace of mind. We have always enjoyed serving friends and family our food and soon we had people asking us to cook “that awesome BBQ food” for them. Our reputation started to grow by word of mouth alone and soon we had more and more people calling us with catering requests. Before we knew it, we were feeding groups of three hundred or more!
See their site: smokeandbones.ca