About Us

We Incorporate Old Traditions with New Foods

Pit master Michael Snowden checking on smoked hog.

Black Barn BBQ

Black Barn BBQ is a small, family owned catering business located in Nicholasville, KY. Black Barn BBQ is owned by Michael and Anessa Snowden and has been in operation for 5+ years. Michael has created an extensive menu, infusing a variety of flavor profiles based on his culinary skill and love for food flavors. His creativity is unmatched, and his flavors and our service keep people coming back for more! All sauces and dry rubs are original and crafted by Michael.

Our full service catering is unmatched, guaranteed to make each event special and memorable. Whether you book a wedding, rehearsal dinner, anniversary party, backyard party, or banquet or any other event, you will get the best of what we offer in food selection, quality, and service. Our team is dedicated, professional, and we LOVE seeing people enjoy our food as much as we love preparing and serving it. We also offer pick up/drop off service. Let Black Barn BBQ help make your event one to remember.

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Meet the Family

Our Team

The Black Barn BBQ team members are a close-knit team/family that treats each party like it's our own. We all work together and we all have each other's backs when it comes to providing a one of a kind bbq experience. Our team is second to none and we will do what it takes to make your party "one to remember".
The Star of the Show

Meet Oscar

Oscar is a 325 gal Propane tank that has been converted into a smoke chamber.

The fire box and the warming box were custom made and attached by Doug Wilson at Metalwerx, located in Nicholasville, KY. Doug also put all of the details on Oscar.

We have wanted a smoker like this for a while and after seeing a lot of different pits we decided we would make our own and customize it to our needs and the way we do things. That explains the large warming box above the fire box. We designed it to hold up to 12 large catering pans and this is what we use as our warming cabinet.

Oscar can feed up to 400 people and never miss a beat. We also have a manual rotisserie cooker on the trailer with Oscar.

All of our cookers are fueled with hickory and pecan. A mix of lump coal and seasoned wood.
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