My name is Kenney. I'm a former pro soccer player who left the sport for a career in law enforcement to serve my community. As a Christian, I believe in serving others and trying to bring joy into peoples' lives. Cooking for others has become a passion of mine and my favorite food to serve is BBQ.
In 2011 I was introduced to the Big Green Egg by my future father-in-law and it changed my entire perspective on cooking. Until then, I had considered myself a decent "griller" on a Charbroil propane grill (Terrible I know). By 2013 I ditched the propane, had my own BGE and started researching how to cook amazing food on the egg. I quickly fell in love with barbecue and by 2014 we entered our first Big Green Egg Fest here in Cincinnati. We received great feedback and it motivated me to continue to expand my knowledge and further develop in cooking good barbecue.
In 2018, we entered our next competition at the "Grill on the Hill" Big Green Egg Fest in Upper Michigan and took home "Best Pork" and First Prize. In 2019, we returned to "Grill on the Hill" and won "Best Brisket" and took home the coveted celebrity "Chef's Choice" award. In 2020 we branded "Thin Blue Smoke," a name derived from being a full-time police and SWAT officer and that perfect smoke that all experienced pit masters are looking for while barbecuing. Recently in May 2021, we returned to "Grill on the Hill" again and received the people's choice award for "Best Brisket."
We have loved providing smoked BBQ for local patrons in the Cincinnati area. For the past 4 years we have been creating our own line of custom BBQ rubs and sauces for competition and now we want to offer them to you.
Throughout our history in America, BBQ has consistently brought people together. However nowadays, life seems to be too fast, everyone appears too busy and are connected more to their phones than people. Just like the time honored "Low and Slow" cooking method, BBQ seems to have the ability to slow life down and reconnect friends and families. Our goal is to provide you with our very best in food and products to allow you to get back to connecting with those closest to you over a delicious meal.
We also believe in supporting charitable organizations that provide for the needs of America's heroes. A portion of every purchase will be donated quarterly to charities supporting the families of America's soldiers and first responders.
We have a passion for excellence and we will continue working to perfect our products in order to provide you with a memorable barbecue experience. Whether you are looking for someone to cater your next event or checking out our line of custom rubs and sauces, we hope you will allow us the opportunity to serve you.