What We Are
SpitJack, the ecommerce company, was founded in 2004 in Worcester, MA. Inspired by American colonial era fireplace cooking techniques and equipment, we started out selling just a fireplace rotisserie (called a spitjack - a mechanical "jack" that turns a spit) and grill.
We have since expanded our catalog to include any piece of interesting live fire cooking equipment we could find. If we couldn't find it, we built it ourselves. Our factories, warehouse, retail showroom and offices are located (for the most part) in western Massachusetts.
Why We Are
Roasting a whole animal is a great luxury, a ritual feast deeply rooted in human tradition - a celebration of success, security, abundance, and freedom. On a personal (and culinary) level it can be a powerful rite of passage, difficult (seemingly impossible) but transformational when completed. Most importantly, it is a communal event. Whether a family tradition or community celebration, it is never done alone.
When the idea for hosting a large feast comes to mind, all of these factors come into play and it is never a simple or easy task. SpitJack is ready to help you take on this culinary, social and personal event. We understand the challenges and are available to provide tools, equipment and practical (sometimes sobering) advice. We want this important and meaningful event to be not only successful, but enjoyable and satisfying for both you, your family, and your guests.