It was the year 1985 during the Christmas season, when Roberto Guerra was cooking a pig on a makeshift barbecue, talking about all the trouble and long waiting time involved in this process. His father then talked about the long, wooden box he remembered from his childhood in Cuba.
His father told him how the old contraption, called the Chinese Box, cut the roasting times virtually in half. Roberto asked his father to build their very own box.
A few years later, the company, La Caja China, was born.
Making the company's most popular model requires cutting and joining large pieces of plywood to form the box, and then scoring, bending and spot welding aluminum sheeting to form a lining.
Other metal parts such as the charcoal tray and grid and the drip tray are produced in the company's factory in Medley, Florida. The rest - the racks, handles and hooks that line the box inside - are outsourced. Says Guerra, "It's very important for me to know when I'm going to get my supplies in, because one day makes a huge difference."
La Caja China provides a distinctive cooking experience for everyone. Our boxes are designed to cook any type of meat, conveniently and deliciously.
Anyone can set up our roasters simply by downloading our assembly instructions. Roasting a pig is done easier by following our grilling guide, cooking instructions and downloading our recipes.
So, what are you waiting for? Experience the La Caja China difference -- order your very own roaster today!