“My Franchise journey is now secondary. At this moment of time, the mobile catering business with my Trailblazer is priority. Even though I’m not even a chef.
I reckon next year, with my Trailblazer BBQ Smoker, I will do a turnover of up to £250k. Don’t get me wrong, it’s extremely hard work but with numbers like that, how could I not make it my priority.
I would love to open my own open-air restaurant at some stage. I am going to look at some exciting plans over the next couple of years.”
We have done quite a lot with an outreach programme, we have had lots of corporate events, weddings, birthdays. Any type of gathering and we have done it already with the 600 Streetmaster.
I would imagine that before I knew any different, I would have been chuffed to the bit with a 600S Grillmaster (storage compartment with no smoker) However now after having the 600 Streetmaster I wouldn’t look at a BBQ without a smoker module. No way. It’s an absolute game changer, and I had never smoked meat before in my life.
I would go as far as saying that now, I couldn’t do a wedding without it. I smoke my chicken thighs etc for two hours before the event, however I know that they will be safe in there for up to 4 hours. I know that if I keep the temperature down and the water tray topped up, those thighs are coming out juicy and succulent.
This is ideal for weddings. If they say they want to gear up to eat at 4PM, 9 times out of 10 the photographer always holds them up and delays service. I know I still have 2 hours of safe time in the smoker. It’s a life saver.
Not even that, but the menu diversity opportunity the Streetmaster offers is immense. I marinade salmon in teriyaki brine and stick it in the smoker for two hours along with the likes of minted lamb chops, cajun chicken, chicken thighs and wings. I offer sausages, mango burgers etc on the grill and compliment it all with a salad bar. The guests love it!
I have recently started using the fire tunnel at the evening service where I’m able to offer pizza, wings and kebabs as an evening munch box offering. All of which are being cooked on the Trailblazer!
Honestly Lester, I am delighted with my Trailblazer. I am coming back for more!”