Cherry wood smoked chicken

We are proud to be serving some of the most delicious and authentic South Carolina barbeque in central Florida and surrounding areas since 2012.


I grew up in Kissimmee, Florida and spent a great part of my life working on my father’s cattle ranch. At the far end of the ranch overlooking Lake Kissimmee was an Indian mound and a cluster of 9 cabbage palm trees which were used by Native Americans for navigation while on the lake. My father named the ranch the 9 Cabbages Ranch and the brand used on our cattle was 9C. When deciding on a name for my business, I wanted to honor my parents, Bill & Nina Johnston. I could think of no better way than to use the ranch where they raised my 2 sisters, my brother, and myself.

My name is Jeff Johnston and I’ve loved cooking barbeque my whole life. A few years ago I wanted to take my cooking techniques to the next level. I met my mentor Master Chef Tim Handy who is a South Carolina State BBQ Grand Champion and who has won Grand Champion at dozens of contests throughout the country. I took his 5 day class on the basics of slow cooking barbeque in Palm Key, South Carolina and later his 5 day advanced class at the same location. I have also attended 3 time World Champion Myron Mixon’s Barbeque School. I continue to attend classes when I can to learn the latest techniques in order to stay ahead of the game.



The next time you're craving great barbeque that is not part of a high volume barbeque restaurant chain but is prepared the way it is meant to be with true savory southern flavor, give me a call or send me an email. If you do your own cooking and have any questions that I can help you with, feel free to contact me. I’m available for 1-on-1 personal cooking instruction, special events, get-togethers with family and or friends, church events, or business luncheons. As you may know, meat prices are fluctuating so contact me anytime for a quote.

Moist and tender beef brisket with cubed burnt ends
Pit Master Jeff Johnston and Buddy ready to cook for you on the Lang 84 Deluxe