Who are we?

Over 35 years producing premium quality charcoal


The history of Basques Hardwood Charcoal

Three generations ago, the patriarch of the Huard family, Félix Huard ventured into the Quebec forest to identify and cut the best hardwood trees he could find.

Félix was followed by his son, Michel Huard, who developed Basques Hardwood Charcoal using the limited number of hardwood sections that did not meet lumber specifications. At the same time, he established a long-term (50-year) selective cutting and conservation program rather than clear-cut harvesting like other companies.

Today, the Basques Hardwood Charcoal management team is comprised of Michel, his son David, and two executives, Jean-Claude Bacle and Gilles Gagnon. With a highly-qualified production and quality control team, they’ve been able to create and maintain an unbeatable, quality hardwood charcoal.