JOHN HENRY'S

JOHN HENRY'S



Who is John Henry

John Henry or more appropriately Chef John Henry, not only has a lengthy list of unique achievements but also a lengthy and successful professional career as a Chef to match.

As a Certified Culinary Educator and Executive Chef, John has spent more than 20 years as the Head of the Culinary Services Department at the Houston Community College.

John’s specialty and passion lies in BBQ.  He has mentored and trained countless Caterers, Cooks and Chefs in the preparation of BBQ and the application of BBQ Spices, Rubs and Sauces. With decades of accumulated experience and knowledge to share, John’s students consistently go on to develop their careers as national award winning Chefs!

But John isn’t just an acclaimed Culinary Teacher … John’s traditional East Texas barbecue is also known throughout many national and international culinary institutes. Such is this impressive reputation, that in 1989 Chef John Henry was asked to personally handle the presidential inaugural dinner for President Bush (Senior).

Together with 19 other Chefs, he traveled to Washington to prepare barbecue for President Bush along with 20,000 presidential guests who attended the celebration. Then as a seemingly trivial invitation, John was later asked to personally accompany President Bush on his travels throughout China, to prepare barbecue meals.

 

 

East Texas, Born and Raised

Raised in East Texas, John always enjoyed barbecuing. The smell of BBQ smoke wafting through the house was always a welcome reminder of family and good times. Not to mention countless memories of summer picnics and the county fair where there was yet more barbecue.

Having always helped his Papa Charlie prepare the family BBQ, John quickly realised that not only did BBQ have a special place in his heart, that there was a deeper calling for him and that he couldn't help but want more. What was a simple family tradition quickly captured John’s imagination and became a lifelong passion and professional career pursuit.

 

 

An historical account, by John Henry

There are many versions of how barbecue got its start and by whom but one thing which is common is that most or all accounts lead back to African American communities.

Whether it simply out necessity or coincidence, the roots of barbecue reach back to the deep south at a time where slavery was still prevalent.

Escaped plantation slaves were commonly accepted by the surrounding Native Americans such as the the Seminoles of Florida, who cooked their meat slowly over hot coals until it became tender and succulent. Over time, these former slaves adopted this cooking method and perfected it.

Some of the more fortunate and enterprising at heart who manged to return, set up barbecue stands servicing their local communities and so begun the integration back of what we commonly know now as Barbecue.

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BBQ Sauce JOHN HENRY'S East Texas Homestead Steak Sauce 300ml

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BBQ Sauce JOHN HENRY'S East Texas Honey 425ml

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BBQ Sauce JOHN HENRY'S East Texas Original 425ml

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BBQ Sauce JOHN HENRY'S East Texas Slippery Hill 425ml

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BBQ Sauce JOHN HENRY'S East Texas Sweet Bone Sauce 350ml

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Dry Rub JOHN HENRY'S East Texas Hawaiian Rib 365g

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JOHN HENRY'S East Texas Apple Chipotle 325g

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JOHN HENRY'S East Texas Apple Jerk Chicken Rub 295g

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JOHN HENRY'S East Texas Brisket Rub 300g

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JOHN HENRY'S East Texas Butter Pecan 335g

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JOHN HENRY'S East Texas Honey Rib Rub 375g

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JOHN HENRY'S East Texas Maple Walnut Rub 350g

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JOHN HENRY'S East Texas Old Stockyard Steak Rub 320g

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JOHN HENRY'S East Texas Pecan 350g

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JOHN HENRY'S East Texas Sugar Maple 350g

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