Kinder's Meats has won numerous awards for our sauces. Here are a few of the highlights:
  • 3rd Place Best Ribs
    John Ascuaga's Nugget Rib Cook-Off
    Sparks, Nevada, 2013

  • 4th Place Best BBQ Sauce
    John Ascuaga's Nugget Rib Cook-Off
    Sparks, Nevada, 2011

  • 2nd Place Best BBQ Sauce
    John Ascuaga's Nugget Rib Cook-Off
    Sparks, Nevada, 2010

  • 5th Place Best BBQ Sauce
    John Ascuaga's Nugget Rib Cook-Off
    Sparks, Nevada, 2009

  • 1st Place Best BBQ Sauce
    Best on the Mountain Rib Cook off
    Lake Tahoe, 2008

  • 1st Place Best Ribs
    46th Annual Industrial BBQ Competition
    Chico, CA 2008

  • 1st Place Best BBQ Sauce
    John Ascuaga's Nugget Rib Cook-Off
    Sparks, Nevada 2007, 2003

  • Taster's Choice Award
    Festival at the Lakes
    Tempe, Arizona, 2003

  • People's Choice Award
    John Ascuaga's Nugget Rib Cook-Off
    Sparks, Nevada, 2002

  • People's Choice Award
    John Ascuaga's Nugget Rib Cook-Off
    Sparks, Nevada, 2000

  • 1st Place Best Ribs
    Best On The Mountain, Lake Tahoe, 1997

  • Best of the Aisle (Sauce)
    San Francisco Fancy Food Show, 1996
    1st Place Best in Beef
    Contra Costa County Fair Barbeque Cook-Off, 1995

  • New York Times June 2008
    Finding the Hits, Avoiding the Errors
    “McAfee Coliseum Oakland, Calif. Athletics
    What to order: The ''famous ball tip sandwich'' from Kinder's BBQ. A hoagie roll, stuffed with a well-balanced mix of sliced barbecued sirloin, lettuce, tomatoes and a mess of Kinder's smoky-sweet sauce.”


  • San Francisco Chronicle June 2008
    Kinder’s Meats-Deli-BBQ
    “Barbecue is difficult to do well, but Kinder's Meats-Deli-BBQ - a family-owned business for more than five decades - pretty much nails it…”