Our BBQ pit is built to state
approved specifications to offer clubs and
organizations a sanitary facility in which to
produce and sell barbeque chicken in order to
raise money for their group.
Your cost will be $3.00 per half. You will make $1.00
per half using Wholesome Foods pit manager
and several club members selling halves at the suggested price of $4.00 per half.
Barbecue Pit Information
purchase chicken, charcoal, and BBQ sauce from Wholesome Foods. If not
selling at our pit, must purchase chicken and charcoal.
- BBQ pit will handle a maximum of 825 halves.
- Must use Wholesome Foods pit manager to oversee
operations. If you do not sell at our pit, you can provide your
own pit manager. Call for details.
- Must sell some of the chicken at our pit.
- Price will be advertised at $4.00 per half unless notified otherwise.
Foods will help by advertising your BBQ in our weekly store
advertisement in the Wednesday Northern Virginia Daily, at no charge.
- We will put up a banner on the Monday before your BBQ to alert the public that there will be a BBQ the following Saturday.
using the pit are responsible for leaving the pit area clean. All trash
needs to be removed, empty coolers must be washed, and tables cleaned.
will be racked and stored on a refrigerated trailer prior to the BBQ.
After the completion of the BBQ, we require racks to be put back
on the trailer in the stainless tank.
pit has been built to exact health department specifications and is
acceptable to both state and county health departments in order to have
- You will need about 1 gallon of BBQ sauce per
each 40 halves of chicken. This sauce is a blend of vinegar, tomato sauce and
oil with many spices for a very unique flavor.
- You will need about 1 (40lb.) bag of charcoal per each 50 halves of chicken.
will need to bring heavy or insulated gloves to handle hot chicken and
we will provide bags to put chicken in when it is sold.
will need to bring a hammer to put the BBQ signs in the ground.
We recommend one sign out front next to our store signage and one
at each end of South Ox Road.
- Please sell the product out of the service window and keep general public away from the pit area.
Extra Money Making Ideas - Call for Details
- Car Wash Areas Available
- Macaroni and Cole Slaw Sides
- Potato Chips
- Bake Sale
- Drinks -- Private Label and/or Virginia's Best water
- Yard Sale
- BBQ Sauce (pints)
BARBECUE PIT - Recommended
Cooking Procedures & Check List
- Use 1 bag of
charcoal per 50 halves and 1 gallon of sauce
per 35 to 50 halves.
- Put coal in
pit, pyramid each bag, add lighter
fluid, light charcoal.
charcoal to burn 30 minutes until edges turn
white, then spread coals out.
- Put chicken on pit.
- Start adding
sauce to chicken very lightly after the first hour
and a half of cooking. Be careful product is thick and
- Cook 2-1/2 to
3 hours until wings easily pull out of
socket or the drumsticks easily twist off.
chicken from rack. Add sauce in
layers - chicken then sauce - as it is put into
the cooler. Let set in cooler for 45 minutes.
chicken in foil, adding a good splash of BBQ sauce on each piece to
enhance flavor. Put product back in cooler. Any product
transferred from the pit must be wrapped in foil and kept hot in
We would like to thank all our organizations for
a successful 2017 BBQ season.
Please contact us in Feb 2018 to schedule again
Please call 800-723-6637 ext. 2 to schedule.