Local Fourth-Generation Pitmaster Sloan Rinaldi Shares Her Passion With Kingwood
Sloan Rinaldi, fourth-generation pitmaster and owner of Texas Q Barbecue, is among only three women in Texas operating their own barbecue establishment in this unique field. Sloan was recently recognized by a major Houston network, highlighting her accomplishments along with her passion to encourage women to branch out into fields previously dominated by men.
Sloan's grandfather started smoking barbecue in 1909 in Crockett, Texas from the general store. She recreated some of her families time-tested recipes and had her first custom pit built. From there, she created a line of barbecue sauces that quickly became award-winning and featured on the shelves of HEB. Sloan was also selected in 2018 to appear on Food Network's "Chopped" to represent Texas in their Grill Masters Tournament.
Sloan has a real passion for serving her community through providing a fun, family-friendly atmosphere to come and enjoy mouth-watering barbecue, made from scratch sides and simple, southern desserts. She also encourages other women to break out of the mold and pursue their dreams, even in industries where men usually take the lead.
@TownHubAdmin : Pure awesomeness! I used my gift card there yesterday, and can hardly wait to return! It is so good! Everything - sides included - were like I was eating with my best friend who took pride in their cooking! Interesting to read her background.