National Barbecue Month in May encourages us to break out our special recipes and get some mouthwatering deliciousness started.

Whether you prefer charcoal, wood, or gas, barbecuing is fundamentally a slow cooking method over indirect heat. While the type of protein and seasonings vary, each part of the country specializes in their own flavors and sauces.

From sweet to spicy, techniques range from region to region and state to state. Even the way a place smokes their barbecue can be considered unique!  Pork is the original barbecue meat, but beef, chicken, lamb, and other proteins find their way into barbecue.


The Barbecue Council founded National Barbecue Month in 1963 to encourage outdoor cooking. Since then, grilling and barbecuing have increased in popularity.


You can either put on an apron or a bib because whether your making barbecue or eating it, it can get messy.  Then dig in! Try different flavors and recipes all month long.  If you’ve heard about a good barbecue restaurant, get there early. The good ones sell until it’s all gone then close up shop. 

Plascon offers a variety of flexible packaging products to compliment the processes used in barbeque and restaurant operations.   

Cook Chill Bags:

For your main protein (pulled pork, ribs, chicken, beef etc.), your favorite side dish (coleslaw, baked beans, macaroni & cheese) or your special BBQ sauces.  From sauces to marinades, Cook Chill packaging allows you to mix large batches and quick chill it to stop the cooking process and extend the shelf life up to 30 days.  When rethermed, it maintains that “just-made-today” taste!

Saftea® Liner:

Don’t forget about the iced tea!  A staple beverage to compliment any BBQ, Plascon’s Saftea® disposable tea urn Liner are designed to fit most commercial grade stainless steel tea urn dispensers commonly seen at restaurant beverage stations.  These help to provide safer, cleaner, better tasting tea  for your customers & reduce clean up time for iced & sweet tea that often is the drink of choice with any BBQ.

To find out more about Cook Chill Bags, Saftea® Liners and other available products, please feel free to contact us for more information, or to request a free sample.