Cherry wood smoked chicken
WELCOME to 9C BBQ

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

THE HISTORY OF 9C

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.

THE COOK
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.

 

GIVE 9C A TRY

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