UPDATE: The shop will be hosting a community BBQ Extravaganza on January 20, 2024, with free samples and demos, and giveaways all day.

Winter Park-based Gentry’s BBQ was recently acquired by a Denver-based grill and smoker showroom company, which has plans to expand its footprint here locally.

Proud Souls Barbecue and Provisions (Instagram | Website) specializes in equipment needed for smoking, grilling, searing, and roasting as well as top-brand cookers, accessories, fuels, spices, sauces, and meats.

Proud Souls will be hosting BBQ classes led by champion pitmasters at the new Winter Park location as well as courses ranging from the basics of BBQ to advanced outdoor cooking techniques.

Gentry’s BBQ General Store was founded by award-winning pitmaster Christ Gentry in 2019 in Ivanhoe Village ahead of its move to Winter Park in 2022. Gentry has stayed on to manage the store under Proud Souls Barbecue and Provisions.

This is the fourth Proud Souls store, with locations in Denver and Littleton, CO, and Kansas City, MO.

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