Cucamonga Cattle Company came about from the love of great food. After spending the better part of 30 years barbecuing for family and friends, I discovered that I was not satisfied with any of the available commercial rubs.

So I set out to make a rub that would have a unique flavor that would complement the meat, but not overpower it with salt or sweet. A rub that would have just enough heat to let you know it came to the party without attacking your taste buds and making you unable to taste the next incredible bite. The product I developed was “WhatDatDere” (now Trail Boss) all-purpose rub. Although it started out as a tri-tip rub to replace the Santa Maria style rubs that were available, I found it works well with any type of meat, whether beef, pork, poultry, fish, vegetables or any other critter you can manage to pin down and BBQ. If you like a bit more spice, we have a rub for that too.

We are also a competition BBQ team. we decided to attend our very first BBQ competition to see how we stood up against other serious BBQ cookers. the event in Ontario, California was judged by actual KCBS judges and rules. We ended up taking, in order, 3rd in sausage, 2nd in sauce, 1st in chicken, 3rd in ribs giving us enough points to be crowned Grand Champion! Needless to say, we were hooked, and after looking into the sport, we decided that the 2012 season would be our starting point. So keep an eye on our Facebook and webpage to see where we will be competing and come out and cheer us on and enjoy some great BBQ.


Inland Empire Magazine - June 2014
Inland Empire Magazine - June 2014
Baseball and BBQ Episode #209: Grand Slam with NYS Baseball HOF Founder and Executive Director, Rene LeRoux and James Hare, Founder of Cucamonga Cattle Co.