National Barbecue News

The National Barbecue News started in 1990. Originally it started as a printed newsletter to let avid barbecuers keep track of upcoming events and results from past events. Today we evolved into a barbecue information super highway and keep track on ALL things barbecue. Our products now include this website, printed magazine and social media pages that contain fresh and up to the minute happenings in and around the barbecue world.

Below you will find our Mission Statement and a list of our monthly contributors that help us with the content you are seeing. On our Barbecue Buddies page you find a few testimonials from people make up the world of BBQ and why they subscribe and read us each month.

Kell Phelps got his start in the barbecue world as a teenager watching and learning from his dad, Joe Phelps, and cook team leader, Dr. “Doc” Donald Gillis. Joe and Doc also started a small printed publication along with their wives, Carlene Phelps and Frances Gillis. In 2002, Kell, who had always worked behind the scenes with the magazine, took a leap of faith and bought in and became the new publisher.

Kell is married to Janet Phelps and they work side by side to ensure everyone is getting their constant fill of barbecue. Two children also keep both Kell and Janet on their toes but the entire Phelps crew loves all things barbecue and will continue producing the National Barbecue News as long as YOU are wanting to know what is happening in the BBQ World!

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