Our Story

A Letter From the Founder

It all started in 1991 when I was only five years old. Mom and the Samahan Filipino Community Group decided to take part in a local event called “Ethnic Day.” Back then, it was a huge festival for our little town of Carteret, designed to bring all of its diverse population together as a platform to share their culture! 

Some brought their beautiful rituals and dances while others brought blankets, clothes, and jewelry to sell… my mom brought the garlicky-sweet taste of the Filipino barbecue stick that took over the whole event. Year after year we would bring so much more marinated barbecue than the year before, and year after year, we would completely sell out! 

So I wanted to make sure everyone else got a chance to enjoy my mom’s secret sauce and created Mr. Q’s Food Products to distribute the flavor straight to your home! My vision is to continue my mother’s legacy by putting smiles on peoples faces with every single bite.  

All of this is dedicated to my late, phenomenally great mother who not only was a wonderful mom, but was the inventor of Mr. Q’s Barbecue.

Thanks for being here!

-Dave Q.