Who is CanadaQ

Angie Quaale

Angie is the owner of Well Seasoned gourmet foods Inc. and she has been working in food and hospitality for all of her working life. Working for several years in hotels & fine dining lead Angie to a career in commercial food sales specializing in menu development and retail food distribution. The definite need for a gourmet shop in the Fraser Valley encouraged Angie to open Well Seasoned in 2004 and now they carry thousands of products from around the world and most importantly from right here in BC.

Photo courtesy of Errick Hall/Epoch Portfolios

Angie is also the Head Cook/Pitmaster of her competition BBQ Team. Angie and her teammate/partner David Gassaway travel all over North America competing in BBQ contests. In 2011, Angie & David’s BBQ Team – Well Seasoned & the CanadaQ Crew were thrilled to be invited to Lynchburg, Tennessee to represent Canada at the Jack Daniels World Invitational BBQ Championships where they won a 3rd place trophy for their Chef’s Choice entry.

Angie has been cooking competitively since 2006 and has cooked all over Canada & the US both on her own and as a guest chef with some of the top BBQ teams in the world. At Well Seasoned, she teaches grilling & BBQ classes, certified judging classes for the PNWBA and helps to train competition cooks.

Angie is the past-President of the BC chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, a past Board Member of the Pacific Northwest BBQ Association and is a past-President of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce, the past-President & a founding board member of the Langley Community Farmers Market &  has also been recognized by Women’s Enterprise Centre as one of BC’s 100 New Pioneer Women Entrepreneurs 2008.  In 2006 Angie was recognized by the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce as the Entrepreneur of the Year and in 2007 as the Small Business of the Year. Angie LOVES the work she has the opportunity to do every day and the fantastic people she gets to do it with.  Currently Angie is an elected Councillor in the Township of Langley, she is incredibly proud to serve her community in this new role and has already started share her love of BBQ with the rest of Council & the Mayor!

David Gassaway

David is a BBQ junkie, a part-time Canadian and online niche market expert specializing in everything from auto parts to custom BBQ accessories (random?  Yes, we know – it’s part of his charm).  Born and raised in Arkansas, David knows good BBQ and how it’s made.  David started competing in sanctioned BBQ competitions after taking a PNWBA cooking class in 2009.  With his teammate Greg Dulin in 2010 as the Smokin’ Hot Grillfriends they were invited to represent the state of Montana and compete at both the Jack Daniels World Invitational BBQ Championships and the American Royal.  David & Greg found great success cooking on the UDS (ugly drum smokers) that David built but he is now on a mission to master the WSM’s, Primo’s, Traeger’s and even a Jr. Komado Joe – he’s living the BBQ dream but needs to find more time to actually cook!

David is a past board member of the PNWBA and spends his time helping to teach classes, organizing BBQ competitions, competing and most importantly sourcing new products for CanadaQ and Well Seasoned.  He takes a tremendous amount of joy in watching new teams get their first call, he is a great BBQ ambassador and wants to help you get the most out of the products you purchase at CanadaQ.

For more information feel free to contact either Angie or David.

The Well Seasoned BBQ Store