5 Bbq Cookbook Business Success Stories [2023]

Updated: July 24th, 2023
Start A Bbq Cookbook Business

Here are some real life success stories of starting a BBQ cookbook business:

1. Nourishing Brands ($7.2M/year)

Jeremy Hendon (from ) started Nourishing Brands ago.

$600K / month
2 founders / 10 employees

Case Study

Hi - I’m Jeremy Hendon, one of the co-founders of Nourishing Brands (a direct-to-consumer media company that operates popular sites like KetoSummit.com). My wife and I started the company just over 5 years ago to help people make the transition to eating a healthy diet easier and way more delicious.

Today, our main products are cookbooks (both digital and physical) and challenges and courses centered around various diets. To provide a bit of context, we sold over 300,000 cookbooks in 2020 alone. But our first really successful product in late 2016 was the Keto Summit, a digital summit with over 30 Keto experts.


2. Heritage Cookbook ($744K/year)

Virginie Martocq (from Toronto, ON, Canada) started Heritage Cookbook almost 20 years ago.

$62K / month
3 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

Hi, I’m Virginie! I am the owner of Heritage Cookbook. I’m actually the new owner of Heritage as this was a business that was started by my mom close to 20 years ago, but was taken over by my sister and me about 10 years ago, and finally by me three years ago when I bought it from my sister to run it full time.

When mom started the company, it was a very small company, making a little bit of money here and there. Her start-up cost was about $10,000 for a bare-bones website. But over the course of 20 years, it’s been re-invented completely and is now a viable company that makes enough for me to have quit my full-time job in publishing and work on this exclusively. And I’m about a month away from a relaunch that I’ve been working on for close to three years since I bought my sister's shares out. I have big ambitions for Heritage to become the number one site for recipe preservation. My mission is to grow globally and empower every person with the tools to share their food stories. I believe Heritage can create joy while helping people preserve their most treasured food memories in a simple and beautiful way


Learn more about starting a BBQ cookbook business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a BBQ cookbook business?
-> Pros and cons of a BBQ cookbook business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established BBQ cookbook business
-> Marketing ideas for a BBQ cookbook business

Other resources

5. GrillBlazer LLC ($2.1M/year)

Bob Healey (from 7496 W 570) started GrillBlazer LLC over 1 year ago.

$175K / month
1 founders / 3 employees

Case Study

My name is Bob Healey, I’m the inventor of the GrillGun and the entrepreneur that created the company that sells them, GrillBlazer LLC.


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