Our Story

Our Story

Texas Q was born out of a light bulb moment. Founded by a 4th generation Texas pitmaster with a driving desire to smoke memorable BBQ and to help establish a place for women in the industry. Sloan Rinaldi set out to perfect centuries old family recipes for southern scratch made sides, decadent desserts and smoke succulent, melt in your mouth barbecue.

Building on the success of her craft BBQ, Sloan created an award winning line of barbecue sauces. In 2015, HEB asked to put Texas Q barbecue sauces on their shelves across the state of Texas. Texas Q Original and Texas Q Sweet Heat BBQ Sauces have proven themselves as stand out sauces in the very competitive Texas BBQ sauce market, with a large and loyal following. In 2021, we rebranded Texas Q not only with a new look, but elevated our already incredible sauces with the best, high quality ingredients. We eliminated high fructose corn syrup and expanded the sauce line to include All Natural Texas Q Slow Burn, made with Texas Bourbon Barreled Olive Oil. Adding the All Natural Slow Burn is a game changer in the sauce industry! Texas Q BBQ Sauces are now available for nationwide shipping from our marketplace.

Food Network and Chopped selected Sloan as the only woman to represent Texas in the 2018 Grillmasters Tournament. She competed with the BEST pitmasters in the country.

Texas Q has built a loyal following of incredible customers. It is their support that has sustained and grown our little business over the years. We are so blessed in 2021 to be opening a BBQ Food Trailer to serve our community and beyond.

Texas Q is available for both public and private events. We will be open at our fixed location 2720 W. Lake Houston Pkwy, Kingwood, TX 77339. Thursday – Sunday with Live Music Saturdays, plenty of covered seating, BYOB and bouncy house. Fun for the whole family! Please follow us for day-to-day updates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.