Family Owned and Operated

We, here at J.A. Schenk Co., we know how hard it is to buy quality time away as a family, either on the open road or on your favourite trail adventure.

To have an important piece of equipment, that decides to not work or worse break is not an option.  Sometimes simpler is better. To use tools to cook over an open fire is  not new, however, here is the  convenient way to have all your outdoor cooking aspects put together in one simple package. The Schenk is first and foremost a cooking tool that you would use like a set of tongs or a stainless steel flipper over a gas BBQ.  The difference is it was designed to use your personal cooking skillet and ovens with it.

All of our steel products are laser cut and hand welded to offer a one of a kind, durable kit that lasts for generations. The Wannigan box is made of pine from our local mill, using an environmentally sustainable harvesting techniques. We believe that by using a local community to build strong products, the end results is a product that builds strong communities. That is why The Schenk will always be built 100% locally sourced and made in Canada.

About The Family Behind The Company.

Meet the Johnson’s.

We are a family of 4 who loves the outdoors and anything that will allow the family to slow down and spend some time together from the crazy day to day have to’s. Growing up both my wife and I came from families that love to camp. 

This carried forward into our adult years, and we are passing it on to our children. We believe that kids will remember the adventures you went on, not the stuff you bought them. Looking back, for both of us, it’s those family trips and laughter around the fire that keep coming back. They are our fondest memories over and over again.

For years we would be camping and our family and others around us would be rushing to cook their meal to get on to the next thing. Trying to cook over an open fire but getting frustrated by an off-kilter or weak grill, or worse yet, trying to use their cast iron cookware sitting it directly on the fire burning years of the hard-earned seasoning away.

Which brings us to The Schenk.

So ask yourself, what if you were able to cook over an open fire, comfortably and safely,  all the while still getting the flavour of the natural wood taste throughout your meal. Or have the opportunity to have a home-cooked meal over an open fire, using the same cooking tools as your family has for years. Allowing the process of creating your meals with The Schenk to be part of your entertainment venue.

Come along with us as we show our friends and family what it means to…

Taste the outdoors!