The Meat Guy
When a passion enters your life and, shall we say, “takes over”. You have two choices to make. The first and most obvious choice for most of us missing the enterprise gene is to let the moment pass then see what it feels like in the cold light of morning. Whether or not it was a good idea. The second choice, and the one followed by those who are truly blessed with the industry gene. Is to follow the passion wherever it leads you. For Charlie Torgerson his “passion” awakened and first led him to Alaska then into a life heavily shrouded in spice rubs, sauces and wood smoke.
The story he tells us is the journey that led him to a long association with the whole BBQ world. The roadhouse joints, the fierce competition circuit and a long association with Famous Dave’s BBQ as both a franchise owner and corporate culinary leader. That part of the journey gave him the responsibility for set-up and training the kitchens of 30 to 40 restaurant openings and delivered to him a close working relationship and friendship with Famous Dave’s founder David Anderson.
Now his Charlie T’s Foods is poised to deliver his secrets to restaurants everywhere via products sold by most foodservice distributers or directly from the source of his consulting services.
Charlie T’s Foods
Culinary Institute of America (the other CIA)
Big Daddy’s Barb-Q (Fairbanks, Alaska)