About Us


Stephen Wardlaw_TasteOSouth

At Taste O South, great barbecue is in our blood. It all started with my Great Uncle’s Barbecue Shack in Columbus, Georgia. Since then, we have been sharing our passion for delicious, slow cooked barbecue with family and friends for three generations. Now, we share that passion with you.

Taste O South grew out of my family’s kitchen in Nelson County, Virginia. I grew up eating my father’s barbecue and naturally wanted to learn the family craft. But that wasn’t enough. I wanted more. Soon, I was tinkering with cooking methods and times, and cooking different meats. Once I perfected the barbecue, I knew I needed a unique sauce to top everything off. Thus, Taste O South Apple Barbecue Sauce was born.

I wanted to start a company focused on great barbecue, but I needed a name and logo. I decided to call my company Taste O South. The name was special because my father always dreamed of one day opening a restaurant and naming it Taste O South.  The logo was created from a photo of my uncle plowing with Maybel, the family horse.

Stephen Wardlaw
Taste O South Foods Inc.