Meet the Rib Masters

Welcome to the ultimate guide to the Rib Masters of Chilliwack Rib Fest 2024! These BBQ virtuosos are ready to tantalize your taste buds with their mouth-watering creations. Get to know the talented teams behind the grills and smokers who will be competing for the crown of best ribs in Chilliwack.


Chilliwack’s own Guerilla Q isn’t just a name—it’s a commitment to bringing the best BBQ to every corner of British Columbia. Known for their adventurous spirit and dedication, Guerilla Q travels far and wide, spreading joy with their exceptional BBQ. 

Winners of the 2024 Food Truck Wars “Best Meat Sweats” category, Guerilla Q takes pride in their signature tangy BBQ sauce. Made with a vinegar and ketchup base, this sauce adds a zesty kick to their ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and chicken. Pair your meaty delight with sides like creamy mac and cheese, smoke pit beans, and their famous cornbread for a complete BBQ experience.


Gator BBQ, established in 1983 and taken over by Matthew and Louise Smith in 2006, has a storied history of BBQ excellence. 

Originating from Florida and now touring rib fests across Ontario and Western Canada, Gator BBQ brings decades of experience to Chilliwack. Their secret to succulent ribs lies in their meticulous rub-to-smoke-to-grill-to-sauce ratio, perfected over years of dedication. 

Gluten-free BBQ sauce ensures everyone can enjoy their award-winning pork and beef ribs, pulled pork, and chicken. Don’t miss their Gator Taters and signature sides like baked beans and cornbread.


Barb Hoolaeff, the force behind Smoke Dem Bones, is a beloved figure in South Okanagan and a powerhouse in BC’s BBQ scene. 

Renowned for their award-winning ribs and sauces, Smoke Dem Bones promises not just a meal but an unforgettable experience. Each rack of ribs is lovingly slathered with their sweet, tangy, and spicy BBQ sauce, ensuring each bite is a celebration of flavor. 

Dive into a plate of tender ribs paired with sides that complement every smoky bite, delivering on taste and community spirit.


From Regina to Chilliwack, Prairie Smoke & Spice BBQ brings a legacy of success with over 26 Grand Championships and 300 awards across North America. 

Led by Pitmaster Rob Reinhardt, a renowned figure on Food Network Canada, Prairie Smoke & Spice is synonymous with top-tier BBQ. Hand-trimmed meats, judge-approved spice rubs, and a hint of smoke characterize their offerings, which include beef brisket, pulled pork, chicken, and their award-winning pork and beef ribs. 

Indulge in sides like apple cider coleslaw and maple bacon cornbread for a BBQ experience like no other.


Boss Hogs BBQ, hailed as the pride of Canadian Ribfest, boasts an impressive track record of People’s Choice awards across Canada. 

With over two decades of experience, Boss Hogs has mastered the art of serving up quick, flavorful BBQ that keeps fans coming back for more. Their ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork, and chicken are drenched in a sauce that’s a testament to their dedication and love for BBQ. 

Don’t forget to try their sides, including their favorite cornbread, perfect for sopping up every last bit of their renowned BBQ sauce.

These Rib Masters are not just competitors but culinary artists who bring passion, skill, and a whole lot of flavor to Chilliwack Rib Fest 2024. 

Whether you’re a BBQ aficionado or simply love good food, each team offers a unique taste of their BBQ journey. 

Join us at Vedder Park from July 26th to 28th and experience the best ribs and BBQ sides that Chilliwack has to offer. Don’t miss your chance to taste, savor, and vote for your favorite Rib Master of 2024!