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Travel and world cuisine is our passion; our mission is to bring those international flavours enjoyed across the globe, direct to your table at home.

about THE smokey carter

The Smokey Carter is husband & wife team Howard & Samantha Carter.
They met back in 2005 when they both worked onboard cruise ships. Their travels around the ports of Central America, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, formed the inspiration behind the range of barbeque rubs and sauces that you see today.

Officially launched in 2013, after making a batch of BBQ sauce for family members the previous Christmas, proving to be an instant hit, The Smokey Carter was born.

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Who we are

Their love of international food, travel and sunshine, along with Howard’s passion for outdoor cooking, forms the very backbone of The Smokey Carter. These days the couple are based in sunny Cheshire, but they regularly take any opportunity to visit their favourite corners of the globe, in particular; Mexico, Portugal, Greece and Asia to source inspiration for future ideas.
All Smokey’s BBQ rubs & sauces are still handmade in small batches, ensuring the best quality every time.
BBQ rubs should be a staple in every kitchen, adding flavour to meals, quickly and easily. Not just for barbeque season, rubs can be used for indoor cooking too. Rubs are ideal for meals cooked in the slow cooker, air fryer, wok, pan fry or oven. Not just for meat & fish, rubs can be used to flavour veggies, curries, pasta, soup and rice dishes. The choice is yours.


The Smokey Carter has won some prestigious awards for their products including;
As well as the following recognition;
They have also had a recipe published in ‘The Manchester Cookbook Second Helpings’, which celebrates the North West food scene, including recipes from Masterchef champion, Simon Wood.

award winners

The Smokey Carter has made it their passion to create the best quality products. They have won some prestigious awards over the years for their BBQ rubs/seasonings and sauces at the critically acclaimed Great Taste Awards held by the Guild of Fine Food. They’re also proud to add a number of wins at the National Chili Awards too.

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