by LAINEY KRAL

Big Dev’s Down-Home BarbeQue and Catering Caters to Everyone

Big Dev is easy to find in a crowd, and not just because of his signature white cap with the words “Big Dev”. Just follow the tantalizing aroma of wood smoke and perfectly slow-cooked meat and you’re likely to find his mobile grill at festivals, markets, luncheons, and parties throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada.

Big Dev likes to keep things personal, emphasizing the down-home quality of his cuisine. “Big Dev’s BBQ is a sole-proprietor, disabled veteran-owned business,” he explained. While his family members occasionally help out, he runs the business himself from scheduling to grilling to serving. He takes great pride in serving nothing but the best, saying, “My awards come from the pleasure I take in what I offer – tender and delicious meats and side dishes.”

It’s no surprise that Big Dev keeps his business mobile, since he spent twenty-three years traveling in the Navy. During his service, he earned a degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University and spent time cultivating his culinary expertise in Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East. He retired in 2002 as a Chief Petty Officer.

Today, his catering business truly caters to everyone. “No job too large or small, Big Dev’s BBQ does them all!” he exclaimed. Big Dev speaks personally with every customer to ensure that he can provide the right food for the right price at each event. He even works to provide healthy options, not something that usually comes to mind when you think of barbeque. His barbeque sauce is fruit-based and contains low-sodium, keeping the robust flavor while still being a healthy choice. He offers a wide range of menu options, with three full barbeque menus and three down-home special menus.

He’s also excited to offer his Happy Holiday Feast. Available entrées are tender smoked juicy turkey, golden juicy fried turkey, smoked beef with wine sauce, and whole or half smoked pineapple-glazed hams. Side dishes include buttered mashed potatoes, seasoned green beans, candied yams, and a number of other traditional items perfect for a holiday gathering of any size.

To schedule Big Dev for your event call 858-442-8597.


Business: Big Dev’s “Down-Home” Barbeque & Catering Services (Mobile)
Owner: Big Dev
Years in Position: 4
Year of Establishment: 2011
Address: P.O. Box 28841, San Diego, CA 92128
Website: www.bigdevsbbq.com
Email: bigdevsbbq@gmail.com
Phone: 858-442-8597
Description of Business: Big Dev’s Barbeque, specializing in tender delicious meats and side dishes delivered to your home or business.

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