A Firefighter/Paramedic by trade with a passion for cooking barbecue, Matt combined these two important aspects of his life and developed the concept of First Due Barbecue.

Matt's interest in barbecue sparked after using it as a way to feed large groups at family gatherings and backyard cookouts. After receiving rave reviews from friends and family, Matt decided to try his had at competition barbecue. In 2022, Matt competed in his first competition walking away with a first place call in ribs and Grand Champion in a field of 25 teams. It was then that Matt realized barbecue could be something more than just a fun hobby and a way to feed friends and family in his backyard, ultimately leading to the birth of First Due Barbecue!


We proudly cook on Yoder Smokers, handcrafted right here in the USA. Our Custom Yoder Smokers trailer is 22 Feet long and is the home to twin Cimarron Pellet Smokers, a Yoder YS1500, a 24”x48” flat top charcoal grill, twin 30,000 BTU propane burners, and an onboard Inverter capable of powering it all when electric or generator power is unavailable! With just shy of 50 square feet of total cooking space our trailer has the ability to handle events large and small!