Get to Know Twins: “To know Twins, BBQ you have to know Rick and Mike.Years ago, they were smoking a pork butt in the back yard. I got a call from Mike saying “I was thinking about building a smokehouse in our Yard”.
My response, from the register at the grocery store, was “that would be great!” When I returned home that afternoon, there was an excavation truck leveling the spot where hours later a smoke house was built.” Danielle Gallop
Mike and Rick are professionals that will stop at nothing to bring you the best food and provide the best experience out there. When they create an idea with you, it becomes their “smokehouse”. They will not bring in an excavation truck, but they will build everything to suit you.
Rick Medeiros, a product of the Connecticut Culinary Institute, has used his palate, recipes and expertise to create his dream of catering. He has spent the last 16 years reading cookbooks, creating recipes after recipe to perfect texture, taste and presentation and understanding technique. He lives in Bethel with his wife Susie and sons Eric and Chase. In his spare-time you will find him in the library, book store or thrift shop looking for more cookbooks for his collection, or writing ideas for a new recipe in his journal. Rick believes “The biggest difference could be the smallest ingredient”.
Mike Gallop, a barbeque aficionado, has been obsessed with good barbeque all his life. His parents were raised in the south and he was brought up on good ‘ol fashion, down home cooking. This, together with his sales background, makes him a stickler for detail and impeccable customer service. He too reads cookbooks, web posts, twitter feeds, BBQ Blogs and more to understand and uncover the nuances of quality food. He lives in Brookfield with his wife and girls, Kaia and Teja. In his spare-time he coaches lacrosse and is President of Hope for Heroes Foundation, a Non-profit for disabled military and first responders. He also taste-tests BBQ in every state he visits. Mike is an amazing time manager and prides himself on making every experience one to remember.