About Us

Welcome to The Grill Sergeant BBQ, where we proudly serve the best authentic wood-smoked BBQ in the world! Our passion for perfectly smoked meats, combined with our unwavering commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, sets us apart as a leader in the BBQ industry.

We Believe in Quality

The best Authentic Wood Smoked BBQ in the World!

Since 1996

Our Story

I started my adventure in the world of barbecuing around 1996. I was inspired by a television show hosted by Terry Bradshaw at the World Championship Barbecue Cook-Off located in Memphis, Tennessee. This event happens every year in May and is an outstanding experience. It is a great place to gain knowledge on real BBQ cooking. My wife Mary, Mrs. GRILL SGT. WHO SENT US TO MEMPHIS AS A SURPISE!

After watching the show, I gathered a few close friends: Tom Shepherd, my brother-in-laws Robby Quade and Kevin Southard for an unforgettable trip to Memphis. What an amazing experience! For those who don’t know, you must go and attend this event.

Upon returning from Memphis, I decided to delve into the world of BBQing. I constructed my first Grill/Smoker using a 250-gallon oil drum. My brother-in-law Robby and I decided to roast a 120-pound hog. Well, after 15 hours and a few too many beers… we were pleasantly surprised that we produced a perfectly cooked pig. Imagine that! Since then, I have been able to create some pretty fantastic BBQ. It’s a significant step up from simple backyard grilling.

With my family and friends confirming that I could create incredible BBQ, I made the decision to open a business. It began with hosting amazing backyard parties for friends. As word spread about the incredible taste of my specialty, whole pig roast, my client base also expanded. However, my old 250-gallon drum couldn’t handle the demand. As my client base grew, so did my equipment. I have now upgraded to several Custom Made Competition Smokers and developed my own dry rub and sauce. Over the years, I have catered for many companies, weddings, police departments, functions, etc., but still manage to make time for backyard parties – the foundation of my journey.

I now possess several serious, well-built units and can cook two weeks’ worth of BBQ in a single session. This enables me to cater to parties with up to 1000 people. Since acquiring my smokers, my barbecuing skills have reached new heights. I frequently barbecue and have refined my technique, which is the key difference between acceptable BBQ and pure bliss. BBQ cooked in a smoker, using assorted woods for smoke and flavor, yields exceptional results that can be achieved with my unique smokers.

Put some South in Your Mouth

Our Mission

At The Grill Sergeant BBQ, our mission is to provide our customers with the best authentic wood-smoked BBQ in the world, using high-quality ingredients and traditional smoking techniques. We are dedicated to exceeding our customers’ expectations and creating unforgettable dining experiences.

Our Vision

Our vision is to become the premier destination for BBQ enthusiasts worldwide, known for our commitment to quality, exceptional service, and mouthwatering dishes. We strive to continuously innovate and improve, ensuring that every customer leaves satisfied and eager to return.

Our Process

Our process begins with selecting the finest quality meats and seasonings, which are then carefully prepared and smoked over a wood fire for hours to achieve the perfect flavor and tenderness. We take pride in our attention to detail and the traditional techniques we use, ensuring that every dish is cooked to perfection. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing exceptional service and ensuring that every aspect of our customers’ experience is flawless.


“Five Stars!”

Mike and the rest of the team from Grill Sgt BBQ have knocked it out of the park for us on two separate occasions within the past 8 months. First, I hired their team to service our VIP attendees, all our staff, the band members, as well as our pyro team at our PyroJam event in May. I was so impressed I brought Mike back to cater our company employee appreciation dinner for my display company, IPC this past weekend. WOW! Talk about going over the top for us once again. Highly recommend these guys/gals, they are the best!

Tim Jameson

The most delicious flavorful BBQ I’ve had here in SOMD! If you know BBQ you have to get some, but hey dont take my word for it, give them a call and schedule your next BBQ catered by the Grill Sgt.

James MyersFantastic catering experience with these guys! They talk a mean BBQ game but they also delivered! Very kind and fun personalities to spend a day with.

Liz Peksa