For the past decade Keith Johnson has been honing his skills as a BBQ Pit-master. Developing rubs, sauces, and experience with smoked meats, fish, and poultry. He has a reputation for some of Indiana’s finest smoked meats & BBQ.
Eight years ago, Keith started a single food truck, which quickly grew into a successful restaurant and catering company known as Johnson’s BBQ Shack, in Bargersville In. Keith realized the need to distinguish his dedication to catering and separated it from the restaurant. In July of 2018, Smokehouse Catering Co. launched to provide the best event catering services in Indianapolis.
Smokehouse Catering Co. specializes in corporate catering, private event catering, and wedding catering at prominent event centers. We bring a quality product at reasonable prices, we fit every budget, and do our best to exceed your catering needs.
Carl L. Huckaby II (Chef Chip) began his career standing on five-gallon buckets alongside his father, Chef Carl L. Huckaby CEC, CCE, CEPC, AAC, FMP. It was Chef Chip’s greatest advantage to learn beside his father, his mentor, in their family bakeries and restaurants. He stayed by his father’s side, learning the trade and committing himself to achieving goals of his own in the culinary arts.
He’s worked at beloved restaurants like the Hillview Country Club in Franklin, Indiana, the famed Chez Jean Restaurant Francais in Camby, Indiana, as well as the world-renowned Indianapolis Motor Speedway as Executive Chef of the Brickyard Crossing Golf Resort & Inn.
From there, he transitioned to helm Barto’s Banquets and Catering at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. In coalition with owner John Barto, they redefined the image of “State Fair Food” and it was there that he and John would launch Food Guys Catering in January of 2014, providing a truly customized catering option for Central Indiana.
The objective of Food Guys Catering is to provide unique, memorable events from start to finish, for all budgets, venues, and occasions.
Everyone deserves those happy moments. Everybody deserves good, fresh food.
In 2019, Chef Chip joined his expertise and Food Guys Catering with Keith Johnson at Smokehouse Catering Company to continue growing with each other and provide “Good Food Made Fresh.”