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Our chef and owner, Pat Riggins, has spent his lifelong career cooking high-quality food at some of Ottawa’s top hotels (Brookstreet & Chateau Laurier). When the pandemic hit, we wanted to share Pat’s love of cooking with our local community here in Ottawa.  RFB was then born.  As a father of 4 daughters, yes, you read that right… FOUR daughters, Pat understands the pressure most families face juggling work and home life.  Most people don’t have the time or ability to spend 18 hours cooking a brisket to perfection.  Now with Covid OVER we have opened up our food truck "Betty" where you can indulge in your favourite BBQ.  Going back to our roots we will soon be offering again our cold food pickup and delivery. This is where we prepare the food to its perfection, then quickly cool and Vac-Pack with our signature Mop sauce.  You can easily reheat and enjoy at your convenience. Our products can be kept in the fridge or freezer until you want to enjoy them. Thank you for having our family feed your family with love.



Pat Riggins

Owner & Head Chef


Pat is a Red Seal certified professional chef, who prior to the pandemic, worked as a banquet chef at both the Brookstreet Hotel and the Fairmont Chateau Laurier.  Pat has been cooking authentic BBQ and cured meats for many years and has developed his own line of rubs and sauces.



May 24 2022 in the aftermath of the devestating Durecho our house burned down due to a candle that was not properly extinguished. Due to the power outage we had family staying with us when the house went up in flame at 5am.  Luckily all 10 people, 2 dogs and 3 cats made it out safely with just our clothes on our back.  It was a close call for our youngest neice who was rescued by her Dad and an angel of a neighbour.  It has been a long arduous journey over the past 2 years, but finally our house is being rebuilt.  We could not have gotten here without the generous support from Elias' BBQ Ottawa, and the Ottawa community.


Jan 20 2024 Pat Riggins suffered from a massive ischemic stroke which left him paralysed on his left side.  In the 5 month following the stroke he has had to relearn to eat, speak, walk and move his arm. Currently as of June he is back home from hospital and is undergoing in home rehab with Occupational Therapy and Pysical Therapy.  He is able to come in to the trailer a few days a week to help out and say hi to all our wonderful customers. 

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