“Bini Pradhan grew up in Kathmandu, Nepal, surrounded by the Himalayan mountains. Her mother worked as a cook for the Nepalese royal family, and her delicious food was always in the spotlight. Bini followed her mother’s passion, went to cooking school in Bombay, and got a Bachelor’s Degree in hotel management catering. She then worked for several large hotel chains, gaining valuable experience in the Nepali food industry.”
Owner and "Boss of Barbecue," John Capelo grew up in Harlingen and you can trace his passion for barbecue back to his roots in Texas. While running his catering business over 6 years ago, he noticed a lack of quality Southern Barbecue in the Bay Area. With visits back to his family's new home in the Hill Country of Texas where Central Texas Barbecue reigns supreme, John was inspired to start experimenting with different woods, meat, and sauces. Barbecue is a labor of love and perfection can only come from sleepless nights and weekends mastering this craft. With briskets taking up to 18 hours to smoke, you can only get quality results from someone who knows what they're doing. In 2012, with the food truck revolution in full swing (and smoking meats becoming second nature now), John saw an opportunity to spread his passion for barbecue to food lovers all around the Bay Area. He's more than just a pitmaster, John is truly a craftsman that is constantly pushing himself to ensure that people taste and experience true Southern Barbecue whether it's their first time or they've been eating it all their lives.