Do Try This At Home
In 1999, after owning and operating a successful barbecue restaurant in downtown Dallas, Jim Smith set out to create a smoker for home use that would recreate the amazing flavors and textures of the food his customers loved.
Thus, one man's lifelong passion for cooking turned into SmokinTex-the highest quality, stainless steel electric smokers around.
“I wanted to make smokers the way folks told us they wanted them,” Smith says.
That meant high-quality stainless steel, thick insulation and electric power.
If You Build It, They Will Come
There was nothing on the market at that time that came close to meeting the standards of the people Jim Smith met from across the country who wanted a smoker for their own use. It needed to be affordable, but long-lasting and easy to use.
So he created his own specifications and contacted several manufacturers until he was satisfied he had found the right one to get the job done.
SmokinTex was born, and it was a hit.
Catering to the Caterers
In 2005, SmokinTex fulfilled another dream for Jim Smith with the launch of our line of commercial smokers for use in restaurants, catering companies and large facilities like country clubs, lodges and more.
“I decided to create a commercial smoker for restaurants like I wish I had been able to buy when I operated my own restaurant,” Smith says.
Once again taking the direction from his own experience and the requests of chefs and cooks in commercial settings, Smith designed SmokinTex commercial smokers to meet the needs of those who use them all day long-every day. With their large capacity, additional racks and sturdiness chefs rave about them.
Pleasing People the SmokinTex Way
Now, there are thousands of SmokinTex smokers making people happy all over the United States and overseas-in homes and backyards, restaurants, catering facilities, hotels and country clubs.
SmokinTex customers have even won cookin' contests around the country with their smokers. Our products have been featured on TV programs such as “The Today Show,” and best of all, our customers are making countless families, friends and their own customers happy with flavorful foods from their SmokinTex smokers.