Great Lakes Grilling Co., the nation's leader in quality grilling plank and cooking wrap manufacturing, is a Michigan based company.
With state-of-the-art wood processing equipment, high-speed branders and automated packaging systems, Great Lakes Grilling is one of the few plank producers that actually owns and operates its own manufacturing facility. Nestled in the heart of West Michigan where work ethic and family values of the past remain strong part of daily life.
How it all began...
The Great Lakes Grilling story began the fall of 2000 during the annual salmon spawning run up the local rivers from the Great Lakes surrounding our beautiful state of Michigan.
A local writer published a historical story about the salmon run from the Great Lakes and how century after century fisherman have migrated to harvest these great fish. The story told of Native Americans catching these fish and then smoking them on cedar slabs for hours alongside fire pits. From this one small newspaper story, the idea was born to bring this long lost technique of cooking back to mainstream cooking enthusiasts in American and across the world.
Great Lakes Grilling, was started by two gentlemen who were passionate about cooking, passionate about grilling and passionate about spreading the message of how good food can taste when cooked on wood planks.
Today, Great Lakes stands alone as the leader of plank and cooking wrap production with a manufacturing facility capable of producing over one million planks per month.
From the day we sold our first plank until today, supplying some of the nations largest retailers and restaurants, we have never forgotten our roots and what brought us success...
Quite simply, the foundation of our company has been and always will be, to offer the finest customer service and the best products for the best price available anywhere in the marketplace today.
Committed to offering the finest customer service and the best products for the best price available anywhere in the marketplace today!