Hello, my name is Barry C. Conway, also known as the Bear-Man. First of all, I’d like to thank you for visiting our website. We hope you will find your experience enjoyable. We created this page because we thought you might be interested in hearing about the history and philosophy behind Bear-Man™.

I am a self-taught “foodie” who has enjoyed cooking since I was a kid. I’ve always loved to experiment in the kitchen and create delicious concoctions. In the last several years, however, I became more serious about developing my own original recipes and pursuing my dream of becoming an entrepreneur in the specialty food industry.

In 2003, I had the honor of being one of the four winners of Emeril’s Pie Contest. My entry was my original recipe for a savory pie called Southwestern Taco Pot Pie . It was pretty cool to appear on Emeril Live and guide him through making my pie! It even got BAMMED!!! It was an incredibly fun and satisfying experience that gave me the boost of confidence to take my dream to the next level.

In 2005, after a great deal of encouragement from family and friends, and especially my wife, Winanne, we officially started Bear-Man Specialty Foods, LLC. Because I’ve been called Bar-Man (for Barry) – coupled with our love for the great outdoors, Winanne suggested we call our company Bear-Man™. It was a perfect fit and we were on our way.

Within two years of starting our business, Bear-Man has been honored by receiving two very prestigious national awards. One from the National Association of Specialty Food Trade and the other from the National BBQ Association.

Currently, our main objective is get our products into as many mouths as possible. We promote our products by providing tastings and selling directly to consumers at various festivals and shows. Bear-Man™ can also be found in many specialty stores across the country.

Customer service is VERY important to us. Not only do we want to supply you with excellent products, but also excellent service. Please let us know if there is any way to serve you better.
Thank you for your enthusiasm and support. We look forward to serving you!

Sincerely, Barry C. and Winanne W. Conway