News & Recipes

Char Crust Wins Gold and Bronze at National Competition

Char Crust Inc. won first and third place for two of its dry-rub seasonings in the National Barbecue Association’s (NBBQA) annual Awards of Excellence (AOE) competition held in Nashville, Tennessee, March 5, 2015. “We’ve placed well in past AOE competitions, but this is our first gold medal. When we got the news, my jaw hit my keyboard,” said […]

Yeehaw! Char Crust Found on Cattle Trail at Calgary Stampede

Right there in the middle of the Cattle Trail exhibit, at the 2011 world-famous Calgary Stampede, was a fine display of Char Crust® rubs sponsored by Calgary Co-Op (a chain of grocery stores in Calgary). The Calgary Stampede is huge 10-day event celebrating western heritage and values through rodeo competitions, entertainment, carnival attractions, livestock displays and education, […]

Calling All Iowans! Hy-Vee’s Tailgate Recipe Contest

Quite a few Hy-Vee stores carry Char Crust® dry rubs, so we were excited to learn about their Tailgate Recipe contest. This week’s theme is burgers, so naturally we thought about entering a recipe for a delicious, juicy Char Crusted® burger. However, the contest is only open to Iowa residents, and we live in Chicago! […]

Visit us at the Great American Cooking Expo! Try tasty samples and SAVE on special show deals!

We’ll be cooking and selling Char Crust® Dry Rub Seasoning in Booth 302 at the Great American Cooking Expo October 23, 24, and 25, 2009. The Expo is open to everyone, so bring the family out to Harper College, Bldg M, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL 60067.  Show hours are: Friday, October 23, 2009 […]

Visit Our Booth at the 55th Annual Fancy Food Show

We will be cooking up a storm with Char Crust® Dry Rub Seasoning in Booth 1556 at the 55th Annual Fancy Food Show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, June 28 – 30, 2009. Produced by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) since 1955, the Fancy Food Shows are […]

Char Crust Exhibiting at the ACF Central Region Conference

We will be exhibiting at the Central Region Conference of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) on Saturday, February 21, from noon to 4:00 p.m., in Schaumburg, IL. We will be cooking with Char Crust dry rub, and product may be purchased at our booth, located in the Illinois Products Pavilion. You must be registered for […]