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Uncle's BBQ Sauce evolved from an old Louisiana family recipe of the Voorhies family. Like many South Louisiana families, the Voorhies clan is a close-knit group who've raised generations of Cajuns along the bayous and marshes of Southwest Louisiana. The family has always come together for cook outs and barbeques. Amongst the family, several of the men prided themselves on their great-tasting homemade BBQ sauces, and regularly took turns at the pit and smoker to vie for the best dish. Competition for the best-tasting sauce was a regular pastime at these events, until the 1960's, when brothers Paul & Walter Voorhies began experimenting with combining two of the favorite barbeque sauce recipes and testing it at family gatherings - which led us to the recipe we have today. In homage to the Voorhies family members who contributed to perfect the sauce - Uncle's Barbeque Sauce was born.

In the early 1990's, Walter Voorhies started barbecuing for various school and civic fund raisers, using Uncle's BBQ Sauce whenever possible.  This started a buzz about the great-tasting BBQ sauce throughout the Acadiana region of Louisiana. That's when the Voorhies family realized that they had hit on a winning BBQ sauce - and began to offer the bottled sauce to the public.

Uncle's BBQ Sauce is still a family run operation, with a state-of-the-art production facility in New Iberia, Louisiana. Each batch of sauce adheres to the family recipe and we still make the sauce in small batches to ensure consistency and quality.

In addition to overseeing the business side of Uncle's BBQ Sauce, Walter Voorhies still cooks over 10,000 chicken dinners a year as well as 3,000 to 4,000 sausage po-boys for various groups and organizations.

Walter has competed in several cook-offs in the last four years, gaining notoriety in Louisiana and Texas.  He attributes the success to a good cooking team, a little luck, and great Barbecue Sauce.  Walter & his cooking team have consistently placed as "Best of Show," with gold medals in many local, regional and national BBQ competitions, including Top 5 finishes for our mouthwatering ribs in the world-renowned Memphis in May Championship Cookoff.