A Bakersfield BBQ hero with the tender touch on his baby back ribs. Chef Garlin Frink, known simply as “Uncle,” doesn't just make barbecue, he makes friends. One bite of his barbecue and you’re roped into the world of Uncle’s BBQ, the home of the baby back ribs.
At an early age, Garlin cooked alongside his dad, Willie J. Frink. Willie got his first chance to cook for the masses as a mess sergeant in the U.S. Army. He transformed his mess hall into a place where his gastronomic gifts could flourish and was later led to open “Will's Grill”. Garlin similarly fell in love with the art of BBQing and followed in his dad’s culinary
Garlin's family and friends urged him to start Uncle’s BBQ vendor truck and catering business. After a successful career in real estate development, like his father, Garlin took his parent's BBQ recipes and opened his Vendor truck in 2012 with his first gig at a CSU Bakersfield sporting event. He later served Chevron and Mercy Hospital. He is now the official food vendor at all of CSU Bakersfield home athletic events. When you ask Garlin what makes his BBQ so delicious, Garlin is
quick to answer, “Love and happiness.”
Uncle's is quickly gaining an official reputation as Bakersfield's best BBQ.