Armed with a passion for American cuisine and a lifetime of knowledge of his native country’s food and flavours, Rick Palesh set about opening the authentic American smoked BBQ house aptly named Twelve Boar.
Located in Brisbane’s Bayside suburb of Cleveland, Rick passionately slow smokes all his meat and ribs in house, bringing a fresh spin to the QSR landscape. The Twelve Boar menu is stacked to the brim with mouth-watering smoked dishes including pork ribs, buffalo wings, and beef brisket burgers. Rick sources some of his ingredients from America to ensure the most authentic flavours possible, including the base ingredients for the in-house made buffalo sauce.
The name ‘Twelve Boar’ came about from the intensive 12-hour smoking process that is used overnight to create the juicy and tasty beef brisket it serves.
“Sourcing the right equipment was really important,” Rick explains. “We were looking for an electric smoker oven as it minimises labour. Wood burning ovens are labour intensive and we just don’t have the time for that not to mention that duplicating the setup becomes really hard.”
“We were introduced to the Alto-Shaam and we attended a demonstration. We cooked a few things and knew that we could make it work,” says Rick.
The Hold Function on the Alto-Shaam Smoker Oven also plays a big part in the kitchen at Twelve Boar. “We cook our brisket overnight so that it is ready in the morning. We can easily hold it in the Alto-Shaam for 12 hours right through to evening service. We don’t have to worry about losing yield; it (the brisket) maintains a good size, stays warms, soft and moist.”
Twelve Boar has now been operating for over 12 months and has been setup with the intention to expand to multiple sites and potentially franchising. Through hard work and persistence and some Southern hospitality, Twelve Boar will undoubtedly continue to grow. Stay tuned!
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