chris gentry bbq

Gentry’s BBQ launched in 2016 by award-winning pitmaster Chris Gentry.

After decades of cooking for friends and family, Chris followed his passion and bottled his signature eastern North Carolina vinegar-based Roscoe’s Mop Sauce. He followed with other regional BBQ sauces and seasonings to complete his diverse line of flavors. Chris joined the competitive BBQ circuit, started a catering service, did pop-up events around central Florida, and most recently opened Gentry's BBQ General Store, a specialty grill shop in Orlando’s Ivanhoe Village.

If you’re in the Orlando area and looking to purchase a new grill, smoker, BBQ accessories or specialty meats, Gentry’s BBQ General Store is the place for you! The General Store offers a wide selection of products not found at other retailers across the state. And, after years of using the very same products that he provides in the store, Chris has the knowledge to help anyone become a better cook and have fun doing it! Call or visit Gentry’s BBQ General Store today!

Gentry’s BBQ Sauces and Rubs

Today, the Gentry’s BBQ line includes five flavorful and distinct sauces, as well as four versatile BBQ rubs. You can purchase the products online, at the General Store or select retailers across the country.

The sauces have taken home top finishes at international BBQ competitions and are routinely used by competitive pitmasters and backyard cooks across the country.

Chris is passionate about the South’s varying regional BBQ and created his line of sauces and rubs to make those unique flavors available to anyone, anywhere, anytime.

The sauces include: Roscoe’s Mop Sauce (Eastern North Carolina-vinegar-based); Cakalacki Gold (South Carolina mustard-based); TenneSweet (Memphis-inspired sweet sauce); Bird on Fire Wing Sauce; and TenneSweet HEAT (a hotter version of the original TenneSweet).

Gentry’s BBQ rubs include: Smoke Stack (all-purpose), Beef Brigade (coffee-based), Ham Bone (all things pork), and Loosey Anne Seafood Seasoning.





In 2019, TenneSweet finished tied for 1st at the Memphis in May World BBQ Championship for vinegar-based sauces.

In 2018, Cakalacki Gold won "Best Mustard" at the prestigious Memphis in May World BBQ Championship, and was rated the No. 2 mustard-based sauce in the country by the National Barbecue & Grilling Association (NBBQA).

In 2017, Cakalacki Gold placed in the top 10 at the American Royal Sauce Championships, and also took home a top 20 finish at Memphis in May.





Located in Orlando, Florida

Gentry’s BBQ General Store is home to Gentry's own line of BBQ products, but specializes in grills, outdoor kitchens, accessories and education. The General Store proudly carries a full line of pellet and charcoal options including Yoder Smokers, Big Green Egg, Alfa Ovens, PK Grills, Green Mountain Grills and M Grills. In addition, Twin Eagles, Delta Heat and Napoleon are options for those looking for gas grills. You can also find some of the top rubs and sauces in the industry here, like MeatChurch, Heath Riles, Swamp Boys, Sweet Smoke Q, Thunderbird & Texas Oil Dust.

Chris also offers education through demo’s, classes and team-building opportunities. Keep up with his schedule here (calendar).

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