Beeliar chef’s SmokeyQ rubs and sauces are an essential pantry item

SmokeyQ products are made in a Beeliar kitchen
SmokeyQ products are made in a Beeliar kitchen

MEET the chef who has turned a product devised in his Beeliar kitchen into an award-winning pantry item within 15 months.

Chef Paul Lange started his rubs and sauces business SmokeyQ just over a year ago when he found there weren’t many locally-made condiments.

“I bought a smoker and I realised there wasn’t a good range of Australian-made rubs and sauces on the market because they were all imported from America so I basically started making my own rubs and sauces and it sort of just was created from there,” he said.

Now, his products are sold in more than 80 stores and most are made in a facility in Osborne Park, except for his special honey and smoked salt.

“It’s a different process so I’ve got to do it myself,” he said.

Mr Lange recently won silver in the 2018 Perth Royal Food Awards for his Fierce Bull Coffee Rub.

“It is my most popular product which is really cool because it gives you a bit of recognition that you are doing something right and something that people like,” he said.

SmokeyQ was also awarded Bronze for its IPA Chilli Mustard.

He said he used locally-sourced products when he could including WA-made Lake Deborah salt, coffee from Fremantle Gesha Coffee Co, beer from Running with Thieves Brewery and moonshine from Whipper Snapper Distillery in Perth.

SmokeyQ products can be purchased at BBQ stores and local butchers.