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Want to try our award winning bbq for yourself? Contact us for event catering from small to large events.


If you are in the Seattle area and need your BBQ fix for dinner find us on!


Whether you want to show your love for our bbq with a shirt or get hands on BBQ training it is all here! Also proud to carry Chops Power Injectors. The very best injector on the market!


Find out where you can see Slow Porkin', our competitive bbq team, in action and sample our award winning BBQ!



The BBQ Project is a catering company based in the Seattle metro area. The company began on the competitive BBQ circuit through the BBQ competition team Slow Porkin' BBQ. Between catering and competition, these two divisions are bringing Northwest style BBQ to the carnivores of the world. 


The BBQ Project's craft smoked meats are slow smoked for hours using low heat until they are juicy and tender. Our Northwest style bbq flavor profile captures the best of all the major regions of bbq and adds our own take on each one. We utilize the plentiful apple and fruitwoods of the northwest to provide a sweet and mild smoke to our meats. Our goal is to bring competition quality BBQ to every dish we create.


The BBQ Project is available to cater your event throughout the Seattle metro area. Whether your group is small or large we can provide your event with award winning BBQ. Contact us to receive a menu and a quote.





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Slow Porkin' BBQ is the competitive BBQ team division of The BBQ Project. This is where the fire started on the BBQ obsession. Slow Porkin' is an active competitive BBQ team in both the Pacific Northwest BBQ Association (PNWBA) and Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) bbq organizations and competes throughout the northwest and across the country. Come down and see us at our next competition and sample our award winning BBQ!



In a few short years we have hit our stride and have accumulated numerous awards. Here are some of our highlights!

#4 Overall Ranked PNWBA Team 2017

#5 Overall Ranked PNWBA Team 2015

2 Grand Championships

2 Reserve Grand Championships 

#3 Brisket Team PNWBA -2017

#4 Pork Team PNWBA - 2017

#4 Rib Team PNWBA -2016

7th best brisket in the world. 2014 World Food Championships - Las Vegas

37 - Top 10 Finishes





Apr 21, 2018


Washington State Spring Fair BBQ Playoffs - Puyallup Fairgrounds

May 05, 2018

1:00 PM

Canadian Festival of Chili & BBQ - Langley, BC -

May 19, 2018

12:00 PM

Eastern Washington BBQ Championship - Wenatchee, WA - Pybus Market

Jun 02, 2018

1:00 PM

Lake Chelan BBQ - Lake Chelan, WA -tbd

Jun 09, 2018

1:00 PM

Bottle, Brews, & BBQ - Prosser, WA - Vintners Village

Jul 07, 2018

12 PM

South Sound BBQ - Lacey, WA - Huntamer Park

Jul 14, 2018


Cle Elum Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival

Aug 11, 2018

1:00 PM

Oak Harbor Pig Fest - Oak Harbor, WA - Pioneer St.

Sep 01, 2018

12 PM

Showdown at Juarez Canyon - Oregon City, OR

Sep 15, 2018

American Royal World Series of BBQ - Kansas City, KS - Kansas City Speedway

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Eric Mendel
Founder & Pitmaster

Mason Mendel
Director of Team Outreach; Director of Fermented Beverage Stocking & Team Hydration

Tamas Bencsik

Assistant Director of Pork Pulling

The Team



We would like to thank our sponsors that help us chase our passion on the competition BBQ circuit.

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Chops Power Injector

This amazing injector will allow you to quickly inject marinades and flavors into any cut of meat you desire. Available in our bbq store for purchase.


Unknown BBQ Hinge  

A must have accessorty for the Weber Smokey Mountain. A hand crafted American made product by a great BBQ team in Florida. Once you install this you will wonder where you put that lid all the time. Available in our bbq store for purchase.  Check out for additional smoker accessories!


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Everett, WA 98208

Tel: 206-617-1294

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