About BBQs & More
Mitchell Stronge - Managing Director
Mitchell Stronge, founder of BBQ's & More based in Auckland, is a very colourful character, with a great passion for entertaining and engineering. He founded and owned Capital Racking Systems in 1990; a company that manufactured shelving and logistics systems. He sold this company in 2006 to free up his time to pursue his other interests.
"Over my career as a manufacturing engineer, I've learned alot about design and engineering. This knowledge combined with my love of entertaining, particularly casual relaxed outdoor living, made me look for an way to merge these two passions into a business. So I went looking throughout the world for the best value products. When I found these, I just knew these were the ones. They absolutely stood out above the rest based on their quality, visual appeal, function and engineering workmanship. They are sensational!"
So here was the next challenge for Mitchell. How to provide them to the New Zealand market at excellent value for money? "I decided that I needed to remove the middle man and take out the big margins found in the normal retail channels by importing and selling directly to the public."
We developed our own brand of Prime Grill BBQ by working very closely with the manufacturer and coming up with a product perfect for the New Zealand market to date we have over 4000 Prime Grill BBQs in the NZ market. We are constantly looking for ways to improve on the design to provide our customers with quality product that will be around for years to come.
These premium lifestyle products will suit the needs of both a discerning entertainer and close family.
Denise Leal - Marketing
Denise has worked with Mitchell in BBQ's & More from the beginning, she has been key in developing an online presence for the company. She is also a bit of jack of all trades working in buying, sales, advertising and marketing.
Denise has a varied background in working with the Air New Zealand in Los Angeles for 7 years before relocating to New Zealand in 1993. During her time in New Zealand she has worked in Hospitality for Sky City and Shipfield Hotels and more recently American Express.
In her spare time she enjoys sharing fine wine and food with great friends, the gym (reluctantly), travel and great biographys.
Contact Denise for any advertising 021 688877.