Tim Schneider first made a name for himself in the barbecue industry as “the kielbasa guy” at Station Square. He cooked at Pittsburgh Steelers home games in order to hone his barbecue skills and generate the network, and customer relationships needed to be a leader in this business. Tim’s passion for grilling, as well as, his entrepreneurial spirit grew into B.B.G. Barbecue and Catering in 2003 when he saw a gigantic, one-of-a-kind portable grill for sale on eBay. However, there was one problem; it was 2000 miles away near Brownsville, Texas on the U.S. border with Mexico. Not one to be discouraged, Tim enlisted the talents of close friends to help with driving and the logistics. It proved to be no easy task to transport a two ton grill through border security and halfway up the continent. Team “Big Grill” left Pittsburgh on a blustery January afternoon and after 60 hours, 3382 miles, a tornadic storm, floods, and several flat tires the big black grill finally arrived safely at its new home ready for work.

B.B.G. Barbecue and Catering had incredibly successful seasons in ‘03 & ‘04 with a steady stream of graduation parties, tailgates, office gatherings, and countless pig roasts. Additionally, B.B.G. also began cooking at several large festivals in and around the Pittsburgh area. Our grill smoked around the clock for five days and nights during the Twin Lakes Arts and Heritage festival to meet the demand of our guests. To help with the increased demand Tim went back to searching; in February of 2005 he found the high quality commercial smoker we still use to this day. This time he trekked to sunny St. Petersburg, Florida with his wife, Stefanie.

B.B.G. continued to grow and became one of Pittsburgh’s most unique and talked about caterers. In ‘08 & ‘10 B.B.G. added to its line-up three custom mobile grills of Tim’s own design. Since then thousands of satisfied customers have been able to relax, enjoy, and let B.B.G. take care of all their catering needs. Our staff is standing by ready to provide an exceptional menu, and experience that you will not soon forget.