About Us

Hi, we’re Jon and Karolina, the Smokin Jon’s team. WE’RE SHAMELESSLY SAUCY, AND THAT’S THE WAY WE LIKE IT!

Jon, who grew up in Newfoundland and Labrador, is a chef by trade with extensive experience in the culinary industry. He has always had a passion for creating delicious food, and has been experimenting with new and unique flavours from around the world for many years. Karolina, originally from Germany, is a CPA and is responsible for the administrative side of the business.

Although our company was officially founded in May 2021, Jon had already been making his Smokey Maple BBQ sauce for the past 12 years for friends and family. During the pandemic, in the spring of 2021, a lot of friends were asking if Jon was making his famous Smokey Maple BBQ sauce again, and so we ended up making 60 bottles in one day at our home in New Brunswick.

This was the first time we had made a batch at home, and it will be the last time…from needing to pull out the lobster gas cooker to accommodate the large pot of BBQ sauce, to ruining the dining room table with those hot bottles, to our less than impressed dog and cats, who were banned from the kitchen during the entire process. Those 60 bottles were already spoken for before they were made, with a lot of inquiries following from people looking to purchase the sauce.

This is how Smokin Jon’s was born. Since then, we have added more BBQ sauces, and expanded our product line into hot sauces, spices, and beef jerky. Now our products are produced in a commercial kitchen and sold online, at markets, and at a variety of retail stores across Canada.

As a small family-owned and operated business, we know the importance of community, we believe in supporting local businesses and we work with Maritime suppliers to source our labels and bottles, as well as the honey, maple syrup, and cranberries used in our products.

Experience the unique and rich flavours of Smokin Jon’s handcrafted sauces and spices, which are made in small batches with only natural ingredients. Our jerky is made from 100% premium Canadian beef, tender and savoury, craving satisfaction delivered in every bite. FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS.