Black Cat BBQ is a full service catering company operating in the Los Angeles area. Started by Phil Martin, the company specializes in bringing the finest smoked meats and Southern comfort food to the people of Southern California. What distinguished Black Cat BBQ from its competitors is Phil's extensive background in numerous regional barbecue styles.
I started cooking BBQ at the age of 12, under the tutelage of my dad, Melvin Martin and my Uncle Joe Smith. After years of prodding from friends and family, I started a catering company in 2017, Black Cat BBQ. In June of that same year, Black Cat BBQ was accepted to become a vendor at the prestigious Beverly Hills Farmers Market. Over the next 2 years, we served customers at the market, at their places of business, and in their homes. We've served regular folks, just grabbing a quick lunch to celebrity chefs. As well, in that time we have really tightened up our recipes and processes.
From a young age he was taught by his father, the ways of smoking whole hogs the South Carolina way. Time spent in Texas, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Florida, and Colorado have made him an expert in an unusually wide range of BBQ styles. Everyone who has tasted his cooking agrees, Phil can get down!