The Grateful Griller (passion for food and ceramics)

posted on December 17th 2008 in Kamado Life with 0 Comments

Hello Folks,

So after the last post I thought it might be a good idea to enlighten my existing clients and anyone new to my blog about what “The Grateful Griller” concept and experience is all about.  When I came up with the idea a few years back to develop a new and innovative system to sell “The Big Green Egg” I really had no idea that it would morph into what it is today and now that I know exactly where I am going its been really fun and exciting to see what’s on the horizon as I set my sights on 2009.  I have felt really fortunate that I have been able to combine my sales experience from the past with a feverish passion for grilled food and to be able to share this with my client base is really special indeed. 
 Since the creation and launch of “The Grateful Griller” this past year I have come to realize how great it is to be your own boss and to  not have to answer to anyone except yourself and your trusted clientele which have always been very important to me.  I realized very quickly how great a product I had found with “The Big Green Egg” and now all that I needed to do was develop a fun, innovative way to sell it, market it and deliver it to my clients door.  I also know the benefits of tremendous added value and sensational customer service and hence when I hit the road to deliver what has been coined “The Grateful Griller Experience” I am not only selling and spreading the wonderful secrets behind ceramic cooking but more importantly, I am introducing new people every day to a sensational food experience right on their decks or in their homes and its been a very interesting and fun experience to say the least.
“The Grateful Griller” is about the sales and education of the best ceramic grills in the world, how to cook on them, use them, take care of them and most importantly grill great food over natural lump charcoal every time you cook.  For me its as much fun to sell my packages as it is to deliver them, set them up and demonstrate, and best of all, cook for 99% of my clients all the time.  Yup!  I am guilty of being incredibly passionate about food and grilling with ceramics and delivering the best possible result every time with everyone.  I have also enjoyed the process in learning how to make better food, healthier food thanks to my affiliate partners like “SmokinLicious” and “Basque” Charcoal.  I am always searching for the best accessories to enhance the overall cooking experience as well so be sure to look for new and exciting products that are being added in 2009.
Since I have mentioned 2009 I have a few fantastic surprises that will be announced in the first week of the New Year.  In that first week I will be talking about new products that I am endorsing going forward and I will also be posting new package prices for the year.  “The Grateful Griller” will be selling a number of innovative accessories to enhance your overall cooking experience and I will be speaking in detail about all of them so stay tuned for lots of fun stuff coming down the pipeline!
For the record because I have been asked a number of times over the last year, “The Grateful Griller” does not sell or service gas bbq’s.  We can always recommend a few places to go for your gas requirements but “The Grateful Griller” concept is strictly about cooking/grilling with ceramics. I am not against gas bbq’s, in fact, they have their place and are convenient but in terms of providing the taste that ceramics provide they don’t measure up at all, case closed.  This goes back to my point about the entire food and cooking experience.  It should be fun and not rushed and produce consistent results that taste great every time and its also about getting people into an ancient method of cooking that has been revolutionized for modern day enjoyment with zero hassle and a very short learning curve.  I will also point out that cooking with ceramics is much more environmentally friendly and energy efficient than gas for a number of proven reasons which I will talk more about in future posts. 
So there you have it in a nut shell my friends, a little bit more info on what “The Grateful Griller” is all about. I want to wish everyone who visits the blog or for whom I have done business with in the last few years a very Merry Christmas, Happy Channukah and Happy New Year!  I am looking forward to hearing from you all in 2009 and like always, keep on grilling!
smoke, wood & fire,
The Griller
p.s.  “Green Egg” pictures provided by Andrew, Georgina Atrins and Franque Grimard of Chelsea, QC. Thanks guys for the good times at both your houses this past year!
The Perfect Xmas Turkey
  • One turkey cleaned and washed under cold water and set aside
  • your favorite rub for the bird
  • 1 onion cut in half, 2-3 celery stalks and 2-3 cups of chicken broth and or wine
  • handful of pecan chips soaking for 30 min or so
Grill Prep & Bake
  • set the Egg up for an indirect bake at 350 degrees.
  • get the fire regulated and and throw on the chips
  • coat the bird with the rub and place onto vertical turkey roaster and then into drip pan
  • add onion, celery and wine or broth into the drip pan
  • bake the turkey for 12-15 min. per pound or until the breast meat reaches 160F degrees and the thigh temp is above 170F degrees
  • reserve drippings and whisk up the gravy of choice
Enjoy and don’t forget to knock back a few egg nogs while the turkey is baking.  Its always a good build up for the main event!
The Griller