Big Al's began with a dream. One smoker, a tent and a few other items that would allow for caterings and street festivals. After a few years, more smokers, a food truck and a lot of nagging from his wife, Al was able to secure a location in a perfect spot on the East Side of Des Moines. 

Thanks to many of our Family Friends and business partners we were able to build not just a fantastic catering company, but an awesome restaurant, designed with our vision to be exactly what we had in mind. Our customers are our number one priority and without them we know we would not have what we have today. We appreciate any and all feedback that is provided to us to further grow our endeavors and hopefully expand Big Al's BBQ into the best BBQ Iowa has ever seen!

Big Al is also the Official caterer of iowa's own hockey team- the iowa wild! 

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 Meet Al
Al has been a manager, server and also a trainer for several restaurants across the United States. His very first experience with the food industry began at Van's Chat and Chew in Atlantic IA. From there he worked in several different restaurants and bars between Ames IA, Des Moines IA, Kansas City and St Louis MO. 
Al's love for food extends beyond his specialty of BBQ. His Filipino background and experience with every type of nationality of food has allowed him the ability to experiment and create the tastes that are widely requested.

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