What do Pitmasters do at Orleans Smokehouse?

You may have heard about the amazing food and atmosphere at Orleans Smokehouse, but have you ever wondered what really goes on behind the scenes? At the heart of any BBQ joint is the Pitmaster, a skilled and passionate professional responsible for slow-cooking meat to perfection. So why not take a minute to discover what Pitmasters do at Orleans Smokehouse and why they play a crucial role in crafting our signature dishes. From the type of wood used to the hours devoted to each cut of meat, let's dive deeper into the world of Pitmasters!

Pitmasters: Where patience means perfection

To understand what Pitmasters do, it's important to first understand what "smoking" meat entails. At Orleans Smokehouse, we use only the best cuts of meat, and marinate them in our secret blend of spices. The meats are then slow-cooked using a mixture of Hickory, Mesquite and Oak wood, which infuses the meat with a smoky, delicious flavour. But it's not just about the smoke - Pitmasters must also monitor the temperature and humidity of the smoker, adjusting the cooking time and temperature accordingly to ensure each cut of meat is perfectly cooked.

Another key aspect of the Pitmaster's job is applying the rub to the meat. At Orleans Smokehouse, we have a variety of signature rubs, each one carefully crafted to compliment the unique flavour of our meats. From sweet and tangy to spicy and bold, the rubs are applied to the meat before it's cooked to perfection, allowing the flavours to infuse and meld together. The art of applying the rub and knowing just how much to use is one that takes years to master, and our Pitmasters take pride in their skills and knowledge.

The tools & the talent

Of course, being a Pitmaster isn't just about cooking meat - it's also about maintaining the smoker and ensuring its longevity. At Orleans Smokehouse, we use only the highest quality machinery and regularly clean and maintain them to ensure they're in top working order. From adjusting the vents to adding wood chips, our Pitmasters take great care to ensure each smoker is running smoothly and delivering the smoky flavours our customers know and love.

Beyond their technical skills, Pitmasters at Orleans Smokehouse are also driven by a passion for delicious food and exceptional customer service. They take the time to talk with customers, answer questions, and share their knowledge about the art of smoking meat. Whether you're a BBQ aficionado or just discovering the joys of smoked meat, our Pitmasters are dedicated to making sure you have a truly memorable dining experience. 

Spare a smile for the Pitmaster

At Orleans Smokehouse, our Pitmasters are the heart and soul of our operation, bringing their expertise, passion, and dedication to every cut of meat they smoke. From marinating to smoking to applying the perfect rub, their skills and artistry are what make our food truly special. So, the next time you visit Orleans Smokehouse – and you can book now below - take a moment to appreciate the hard work and passion that goes into every bite. And be sure to thank our Pitmasters for their outstanding service and commitment to excellence!