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Restaurants

At Big K, we proudly supply restaurants across the country, from kebab shops to bistros to Michelin-starred country manors. We offer fast delivery, premium tested products, and unmatched customer service.

The Big K range of restaurant grade charcoal is tailored for professional kitchens. This charcoal is screened to larger grades, and burns hotter and longer than charcoal designed for home use. With a wide range of charcoals suitable for specific cuisines and tastes, it’s easy to find the perfect charcoal to compliment your menu.
We’re constantly testing all the charcoal that we produce to ensure that you get the perfect cook, every time. Our robust and modern manufacturing processes create dependable, reliable charcoal that doesn’t change from batch to batch, meaning you can worry about creating the perfect dish, not whether your charcoal is up to the task.
Try Big K restaurant grade charcoal for your business

100% natural Marabu lumpwood charcoal
Cooking time: Up to 3 hours
Ready to cook: Within 30 minutes
Bag size: 15kg

El Cubano is a very popular general purpose restaurant lumpwood charcoal. It’s quick to light, with up to 3 hours cooking time, so you’ll get plenty of time even during long service periods. With consistent heat output and low smoke produced, El Cubano is a great choice for restaurants, and it’s even suitable for Shisha and Hookah pipes. Plus, it’s sourced sustainably from an invasive Cuban thorn tree, so it’s better for the environment.

100% natural White Quebracho lumpwood charcoal
Cooking time: Over 3 hours
Ready to cook: Within 30 minutes
Bag size: 15kg

Dura is our longest burning restaurant grade lumpwood charcoal, making it ideal if you need to be cooking for a long service period. Dura delivers over 3 hours of cooking time, and it burns to a white ash, creating a dependable, consistently high heat output. Dura is our only restaurant grade charcoal that’s authorised for use in smoke control areas, as it burns with no smoke.

100% natural Kachi stick charcoal
Cooking time: Up to 2 hours
Ready to cook: Within 25 minutes
Bag size: 15kg

Flama is our Kachi stick charcoal, designed for Robata and similar styles of direct grilling. This hardwood stick charcoal is quick to light, with a 2 hour cooking time, providing a consistently high heat output. Plus, the charcoal doesn’t spit, making it safer and easier to use.

100% natural lumpwood charcoal
Cooking time: Up to 2 hours
Ready to cook: Within 30 minutes
Bag size: 12kg

Chilla-Grilla is our only FSC certified restaurant grade lumpwood. If you’re looking for a high quality restaurant charcoal with the ethical production certification to match, Chilla-Grilla is the charcoal for your restaurant. It delivers up to 2 hours of cooking time, and is an incredible versatile lumpwood, ideal if you’re cooking a wide range of different cuisines and styles and need consistency.

100% natural compressed briquette charcoal
Cooking time: Over 3 hours
Ready to cook: Within 45 minutes
Bag size: 10kg

Au Natural is Big K’s restaurant grade compressed briquette. It’s made from 100% natural wood waste with no binders, so there’s no nasty chemicals. It’s ultra long lasting, with over 3 hours cooking time, making it very popular in restaurants who need to rely on consistent high heat output for long periods. The moulded hexagonal tubes are easy to manage, and a central air hole creates an even burn over your grill and great air flow. Plus, it’s authorised for use in smoke controlled areas. Au Natural is ready to cook on within 45 minutes, and it’s often used with Chilla-Grilla or another lumpwood as a lighting aid.

100% natural compressed briquette charcoal
Cooking time: 2-3 hours
Ready to cook: Within 30 minutes
Bag size: 10kg

Like the standard Au Natural charcoal, Au Natural Applewood is a 100% natural compressed briquette. It’s moulded into hexagonal tubes with a central air hole, so it burns evenly with lots of air flow to create a consistent high heat. This applewood charcoal adds a gentle smoky apple flavour to dishes, creating a beautiful flavour profile. It’s ready to cook on within 30 minutes, with 2-3 hour cook times.

High quality waste coconut shell briquette
Cooking time: Up to 3 hours
Ready to cook: xxxxx
Bag size: 4kg

Our Coconut Shell Briquettes are compressed pillow shaped briquettes that are ultra quick and easy to light. They’re produced from waste coconut shells, creating an ethical charcoal that performs seriously well. With up to 3 hours cooking time, this sustainable timber free product is equally popular in restaurants as it is on home grills across the country.

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