Bud's BBQ is a small, family run BBQ restaurant in Ogema, Saskatchewan. Our barbecue is what we call Texas inspired, and we make everything we can in house.
We also offer house made pies and donuts, as well as a selection of locally made craft beer.
Bud’s BBQ is named after our owner Adam's Grandfather, Maurice “Bud” Greer. Bud was a fixture in the Ag community in the Ceylon, SK community for several decades, and was a major inspiration for his grandson to pursue a career in the foodservice industry.
When Adam was young, he would often be up early during family gatherings at Grandpa Bud and Grandma Katie’s house, and Grandpa Bud could always be found in the kitchen cooking up his famous “Grease Fix” breakfast with mounds of bacon, saving every drop of rendered bacon grease to fry the eggs and potatoes in (hence the name).
These fond childhood memories are some of the initial inspirations for the Bud’s BBQ experience; sharing great food with great people, & creating lasting memories.
Owners Adam and Kaitlyn met in 2011 during culinary school in Saskatoon, both graduating at the top of their class. They spent the next few years in Regina, working their way up in well respected restaurants and learning as much as they could from some of the top people in Regina's food service industry.
In 2015, Kaitlyn was accepted at the Culinary Institute of Canada in Charlottetown, PEI. That spring, Adam and Kaitlyn loaded up their dog and their knife kits and drove across the country to their new home. This move taught both of them a lot; seeing a different perspective of food culture, how fresh and simple great food could be, and gaining a respect for locally sourced food. The next year, Kaitlyn was asked to compete on Team Canada's Junior Team at the International Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany where they placed first in both programs they competed in!
With gold medals around Kaitlyn’s neck and each full of inspiration, they moved home to Saskatchewan where Adam built his leadership and management skillset as a Head Chef in Regina's culinary scene, and Kaitlyn did the same as a Head Baker. The next thing they knew, their first child was on the way, and the desire for a return to small town SK grew. Not long after their daughter Charlotte was born, paperwork was signed to purchase a restaurant in Ogema, SK, and Bud’s BBQ was born.