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If you are looking for farm to fork, whole hog, Eastern Carolina style BBQ, slow roasted over a fire of coals with low country sides and small batch hand crafted seasoning and sauce, welcome home.


Fire of Coals is a farm to fork BBQ catering company operating from our commercial kitchen space in Charlotte, NC. We use traditional methods like burning wood down to a fire of coals to slow roast whole hogs and make our seasoning and sauce in hand crafted small batches. 

I'm Lawrence Heath and I started Fire of Coals catering to share the flavors of eastern North Carolina through the ingredients that filled my plate growing up on my grandparents' farm in eastern North Carolina. A small farm about an hour drive from the sea in the low country of the Cape Fear River Basin. The changing of the seasons brought the flavors of the low country to our community gatherings: a whole pig roast in the spring, pond fish and fresh tomatoes in the summer, fish fries and chicken bogs in the fall and venison tenderloin with shrimp salad at Christmas.

We look forward to sharing our BBQ with low country fixings from farm partners like Creek Side Farms, New Town Farms and local artisans like Carolina Artisan breads at your next catered event. Or, give our seasoning and sauce a try online or through our retail store partners.


  1. Burn down wood to a fire of coals and slow roast whole hogs for the best flavor.
  2. Build relationships through catering events and making seasoning and sauce people love to share for family and friends.
  3. Partner with farmers, artisans, merchants and nonprofits making a difference in the community.
  4. Build a team which pursues excellence in the areas of business operations: Sharing Ideas, Production & Fulfillment, Finance and Management.
  5. Create enjoyable and sustainable jobs.

Comments from People about our food, seasonings and sauce.

“Thanks for bringing your special blend of seasonings, hickory fire and smoke to our men's retreats over the years. The whole pig, pulled pork shoulders and ribs bring some serious flavor to the table.”

Bill Montross – CBMC Charlotte Area Director 

"As the Chairman of several Boy Scout BBQ fund raisers, your ability and willingness to scale your custom seasoning rub and Carolina Vinegar recipes were exactly what our troop needed. In addition, the planning spreadsheets which forecasted and printed out “1-stop-shopping” list for everything we needed was invaluable. I highly recommend your recipes, knowledge, and services.”

Larry Ashworth – former Boy Scout Leader

“The customized recipe for the rub for our BBQ is just outstanding! Between that and the BBQ Sauce recipe, we’ve had unbeatable BBQ every year for our major fundraiser! Plus, it makes it so easy when you scale your custom BBQ seasoning rub to a bag of rub per case of meat. That really simplified seasoning all 2,000 to 3,000 pounds meat we’ve smoked and sold.”

Terry Dixon – former Trial Life Scout

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