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Championing real barbecue and smelling of smoke since 2005!

The American BBQ Company has been bringing the best commercial smokers and backyard pellet grills into the UK for almost 15 years!

Founded by Jackie Weight, the only non-American to have won the Jack Daniel's Invitational BBQ World Championships. We're sole UK distributors of Cookshack's commercial smokers - which can be found in most of the UK's leading BBQ joints. More recently, we started bringing in domestic machines that can give restaurant-quality food in your own backyard. 

We were the first to import pellet grills into the UK, and are proud to supply Traeger Wood-Fired Grills award winning range of products.  Our other great brands include award-winning Cook-Air, Flaming Coals, La Caja China, and BarrelQ.  None of our products use gas.

Key People
Nick Kelvin:

Our Pit Boss (Managing Director). Nick planned on opening an authentic barbecue restaurant in the UK and spent four years travelling to the USA, meeting with the owners and pit masters of over 30 leading BBQ joints in 11 States (as well as eating in many more), and learning the art of commercial barbecue from luminaries such as Mike Mills and Ed 'Fast Eddy' Maurin. He is a KCBS Certified Barbecue Judge.

Having extensively researched the types of commercial smoker best suited to the UK market, he was in the process of purchasing Cookshack equipment from Jackie when he was offered an opportunity to buy the company. It was his Remington Moment! Nick now spends 100% of time working with our clients and developing the company.

Darren Brown:

Our Pit Master (Sales & BBQ Consultancy). Darren has been with the Company for 6 years. Prior to that he was a professional chef with over 25 years' experience in the food service and food product development sectors.

His knowledge of the day-to-day reality of running a food service business, his ability to talk 'chef', and his love of barbecue, enables us to offer our commercial clients practical solutions as well as consultancy and in-situ training, repairs and servicing.

Darren has also spent time with States-Side Pit Masters and BBQ joints, and honed his skills under the watchful eye of Fast Eddy (and Nick!).

Lucy: The Pit Crew (Back Office / Making the Whole Thing Work) includes the awesome Lucy who takes care of order fulfilment and financials.