CulinArt Sales Director Wins Big in Texas BBQ Competition - CulinArt Group

Culinart News

Now they’re cookin’: Paul Rennie (center) of CulinArt with son Joe (right) and nephew Nate proudly display their barbeque competition honors, which included 2nd Prize for smoked brisket shown at left in picture.

CulinArt Sales Director Wins Big in Texas BBQ Competition

POST, TEX.—Paul Rennie, director of business development for CulinArt Group, recently participated in the Lonestar Barbeque Society’s 5th Annual State Championship Barbeque Cook-off, along with several family members. The team was honored as Reserve Grand Champion for their performance, placing high in several categories.

Dubbed “Smokin’ in the Park,” the three-day event last August required Rennie’s team to set up smokers and equipment on a Friday, camp out under the stars, and take turns tending to their briskets and brines overnight. They also had to obtain pecan wood from a ranch near Lubbock and brisket from a butchery located at Texas Tech University.

Following a judges’ inspection of meats, the team (one of 100 from all over the United States) worked their secret rub recipe for ribs and chicken. When the smoke settled by Sunday, Team Rennie submitted 15 servings of chicken, ribs, brisket and beans to the judges’ panel. After placing 2nd in Brisket, 3rd in Chicken and 5th in Beans, it was receiving the honor of Reserve Grand Champion (second-highest point total overall) that made all the effort worth it.

“Not bad for a couple of guys from up North,” Rennie, based at CulinArt’s Malvern, Pa., office, commented. “We had a great time with family and met some very welcoming fellow competitors.”

“We’re already looking forward to next year,” he added.

Rennie’s business development territory includes the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states.

  • 0
  • September 23, 2015


What our clients are saying

“Even though we see challenges every day, each one of you rises to the occasion and makes it seem so easy. I cannot express how impressive it is to see you all work in such a fashion. You are true professionals.”

“Yesterday I ordered the special (Bloody Mary Burger) which was one of the best burgers I’ve ever tasted, [but] this e-mail is not to praise the burger.  Eating the burger reminded me of the great service, professionalism, the smiles, the knowledge and the great food that I have come to love each and every day.  Your team, who really work as a team, take their time to explain nutrition and meal ideas, and encourage healthy eating.  I wouldn’t change one thing about this crew. I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude for their hard work each and every day.”

“What a wonderful dinner we had tonight for our international families. The food was delicious and well presented as well.”

“What a night! You and your team rocked it and made us look like stars. Great working with you and know we will have more chances to work together on future events.”

“Thank you and your staff for all the care and thought you give CSW adults and students. You approach events with such care and elegance- I don’t know how you do it! Especially day after day. Please thank all your staff for their wonderful work and kind manner with all of us. Here is to a great year!”

“The CulinArt team has been great to work with and has been super flexible. Having worked with other dining services at different institutions, having a dining team that is open to menu changes has been a great resource for our events. ”

“Just want to take a moment to thank you for running such a great kitchen. It’s been a huge benefit to have such a delicious and various assortment of foods to choose from, all without having to leave the building. I’m always amazed at the daily variety and the quality of food that is offered. The cafeteria has made my food choices as easy as can be.”

“Thank You for once again going above and beyond to ensure that our programs are a success. Your willingness to customize menus as well as provide your expert guidance to develop a well-rounded selection of offerings is what keeps us coming back! The food is always exceptional! Our programs would not be a success without the CulinArt team!”

“I just wanted to send a quick note acknowledging the wonderful food and service provided by our new vendor.  The food was delicious and the students consistently commented on how amazing everything was.  What a difference! In addition, the staff and management were so easy to deal with – very professional.  They were punctual, responsive and attentive to our needs.  Thank you again for making a positive change to the quality of life of our students.”

“The dinner I had tonight at Forman was not only the best meal I have had at Forman in the entire time I have been here, it was the best meal I can remember having anywhere in a long time. [It] was a restaurant quality meal, and it added to the enjoyment that the two young ladies serving me could not have been more charming. What an energizing way to finish a weekend eating a dinner like that.”

Connect With Us

Want to find out what CulinArt can offer you? Connect with us today
to understand how our solutions can accommodate your unique needs.


Connect With Us

I am a*