Trailblazer BBQ Customer Success Stories

We pride ourselves on Trailblazer’s ability to rapidly return investment through profitability, talkability & manoeuvrability.

But don’t just take our word for it! Read through our customer’s catering success stories from proud Trailblazer BBQ owners. Learn how others are profiting with Trailblazer across a wide variety of different catering backgrounds. Please get in touch if you are interested in starting your own proifitable mobile catering or streetfood business

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From Confined Chef To Firehouse Freedom!

It’s fair to say that Stuart Drake has been around the block. From starting his catering journey at the age of 13 as a kitchen porter, progressing to a sous chef under the guidance of a now Michelin star to heading the kitchen of a popular restaurant & launching his own innovative Chef2u business during the lockdown.

“Hands down it has been the best decision I have ever made. It has given me the freedom to work when I want!”

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Better Than My Franchise!

Russel’s background is far from in the catering industry. An entrepreneur in the construction trade, Russel stumbled across catering unintentionally when he took over the reins of a Coffee Franchise in February 2020.

Russell added an outdoor catering division by introducing a Trailblazer BBQ and after an immensely successful launch now predicts earnings of up to £250k on the Trailblazer next year.

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Convivio Says NO to Covid!

Martin from Convivio Catering came to us in July as he wasn’t letting COVID ruin his plans to expand his outdoor catering business.

“Since the purchase back in July 2020, I haven’t stopped, nearly every weekend there has been a booking, from bookings of 10 to bookings of 40 guests. All that anxiety about the purchase has dwindled away I now know I have made the right choice….”

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Appy Days Are Here Again Thanks To Trailblazer BBQ!

After running into over 12,000 debt due to a van conversion scam, Andy was close to completely turning his back on the catering industry after 18 years before he stumbled across Trailblazer BBQ online. One year on and Appy Days Catering is burning a successful trail within the street food industry as his mobile catering business goes from strength to strength!

On-fire with their new Trailblazer BBQ!

After graduating from Leiths School of Food and Wine in 2010 and gaining a wealth of experience in a variety of kitchens throughout the world, Tony felt it was time to do something for himself…

…. Onfire Catering was born in 2018 as Tony started serving delicious BBQ’d food straight from a Trailblazer 1200 Festival.

Just 7 months with their Trailblazer 1200 Festival, Tony & Jo are blazing their own trail to profits, and enjoying every minute of it!

Ready for Trailblazer no.2 as business demand grows!

Based in North Cork, The Flaming Cook joined the Trailblazer family in August 2017 as Jack decided it was time to kick start his own mobile BBQ catering business.

One year down the line and it’s great to see Jack returning to us for a larger Trailblazer due to rapid business growth!

We decided to take this opportunity to catch up with Jack, his journey with Trailblazer BBQ and how it has impacted his mobile catering business.

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Additional Revenues with Trailblazer BBQ Success Story

As a successful restaurant owner of the Kitchen Cafe in Letterkenny, Pat was always on the look out for ways to add value and growth to his cafe chain. However despite having being a BBQ enthusiast, Pat had no intention of adding an outside catering aspect to his business until he unexpectedly met Trailblazer BBQ at a catering exhibition in Belfast back in 2014.

Pat now has a fleet of three Trailblazer BBQs as demand has spiked throughout the previous number of years.

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From Cafe to Mobile Catering Success Story

The Foodie Folk journey began when Mark Stone opened a brick-and-mortar shop & cafe located in Belfast to follow his passion for proper food. However he soon realised the money was to be made in outdoor catering!

Foodie Folk now provide a mobile, outside catering service that includes everything from exquisite barbecues to bars.

From day one, Mark has focused on building Foodie Folks name on quality produce and quality cooking and has recently invested in a rebranding and revamp of the company’s website to compliment his upmarket brand and high quality mobile services.

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Trailblazer Goes To The Movies – Catering Success Story

Trailblazer BBQ decided to catch up with ‘Retro Drive-In Movies‘ founder and proud Trailblazer owner Barry Clarke, to hear how Trailblazer has impacted his drive-in movie business.

Offering a cinema experience like no other! ‘Retro Drive-In Movies’ brings the biggest movies to the biggest outdoor LED screen, giving viewers the ability to watch from the comfort of their very own cars!

Starting as a crazy idea written on the back of a beer mat during a few sociable drinks, Retro Drive-In Movies has become Ireland’s fastest growing, movie-related day out.

Winning Women In The Catering Business

Being your own boss may not be for everyone, but with self-employment levels in the UK reaching record highs, there must be some rewarding benefits! To celebrate National Women’s Small Business month Trailblazer BBQ decided to catch up with a proud Trailblazer BBQ owner and successful businesswoman, Pauline McGurk. Pauline is one of many ‘Winning Women’ in the mobile catering business.

New Trends Need New Innovation – Street Food Catering Success Stories

Street food caterers can come in many shapes and forms whether it be food trucks, pizza traliers, chip vans or bespoke builds. However it’s not surprising to hear that charcoal BBQ/Grills will play a huge part in the future of street food! trailblazer customer Feast are out on the street reaping the rewards with their Trailblazer BBQ.

Talk to us. We speak fluent BBQ!

If you are an existing caterer or interested in starting a mobile catering business, then please get in touch and let us help you! We have a wealth of experience and work closely alongside our customers to make sure they are getting the best from their Trailblazer towable BBQ.

Phone: 028 9057 9000

Email: [email protected]