The Barbeque Exchange is the culmination of a 37-year culinary journey. Craig and Donna Hartman’s lives have been centered around the love of food! Their journey took them from the Culinary Institute of America to Gordonsville, Virginia with experiences from the Rockies to the Catskills and lots of stops in between. Craig’s love of all things cooking, and especially over a live fire, led them to a deep love for old school, slow-cooked BBQ.

Inspired by the pit masters they have met over the years, from the Blue Ridge to the Outer Banks, Craig and Donna set out to open a real barbeque joint of their own. Craig’s background in fine dining cuisine has honed his palate, and taught him the significance of great food and great company.

WOW!!! The Beast is our custom BBQ cooker! It will cook 48 shoulders and 108 racks of ribs . Works on its own convection and is heated with bbq hardwood charcoal and hickory logs. The creator of The Beast is our brother in-law, Jim Kush, who is a genius with fab! The Beast sits on its own custom trailer and produces world-class BBQ in Gordonsville Virginia!!







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