SpitJack (the company) was founded in 2004 from a passion for food and cooking with fire. While taking in the pleasures of wood burning in our home fireplace we wondered if we could extend the experience by using the open flames for cooking. After much research and discovery, we found some very practical, safe, and affordable tools to use and were soon enjoying rotisserie and grilled meats right from our home fireplace.
Since then we have expanded this concept and practice to the warmer seasons and the outdoors. By introducing fire pit cooking systems, professional/competition quality grills and BBQ smokers, portable rotisseries and whole animal rotisseries, our catalog now gives you a way to cook with fire all year 'round. Our accessories like knives, dinner bells, specialty gloves and wood splitting equipment provide you everything you need to prepare and complete your fire cooking experience.
Bruce Frankel, a former chef/restaurateur, began his culinary career in 1980 with French nouvelle cuisine and ended with a grand homage to New England cooking (The Colony Restaurant, Boston). It was there that he realized that the essence of all great cuisines was in the creative expression of regional history, culture and taste. In New England, this includes fireplace cooking. In America, this includes grilling and traditional barbecue.
Helping Bruce is a dedicated team of shipping and warehouse workers, designers, engineers, systems, IT, and marketing experts, and a small staff that keeps everything humming.
SpitJack's warehouse, offices and retail showroom are located in Easthampton, Massachusetts. The retail showroom, opened in 2008 in Shrewsbury, MA (and moved to Easthampton in 2012), displays many of the products on the web site plus some that are not posted online. Please come by and visit us if you are local or are ever visiting western Massachusetts.
Directions to our retail showroom at 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 241, Easthampton, MA 01027: