In the Old Testament people came together to feast and celebrate God’s goodness.  The early church not only worshiped together, but “shared their meals with great joy and generosity” (Acts 2:46, NLT)


My name is Steve Whiting and together with my wife Donna we own and operate The Midnight Smoker BBQ. We offer catering and Vending of our delicious BBQ meats and sides in the Greater Sacramento Ca area. 
I became passionate about Barbecue several years ago and began learning all I could about the Art and Science of creating delicious smoked meats.  I started with a Weber gas grill but soon discovered the joy and satisfaction of cooking with hardwood over a live fire.

So what about the name? Well, The name The Midnight Smoker comes from putting huge pieces of meat, such as Briskets or Pork Butts on a smoker in the middle of the night and slow-smoking till done many hours later. This requires tending to the fire and the meat throughout the night. The thrill, other then creating mouth-watering Barbecue, is being outdoors and cooking under the moonlight in the dead silence of the night while the rest of the world sleeps.

Here at The Midnight Smoker BBQ we believe in honoring the traditional old-fashioned methods of creating Real Barbecue. While today’s trend is leaning towards cooking  Barbecue "Hot and Fast" we will always smoke our meats "Low and Slow", allowing the juices to moisten and the smoke to flavor the meat.  And we will only use hardwood splits as our fuel. We will never cook our meats over gas, electricity or even pellets.   At The Midnight Smoker BBQ we believe Barbecue is synonymous with tradition and we sincerely believe our Barbecue reflects that.  So give us a try and let us know what you think.


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We had our progressive dinner last night and everyone loved the pulled pork. The flavor was wonderful. I hope you don't mind if I give your email to others. Dina and I would like to purchase some for ourselves when you cook more. Please let me know when you have more. Again thank you for making our dinner such a success.
Pam, Roseville

We received your name through Pam regarding the pork that we had at our Bridge Builders event on Friday night, which was delicious. We are interested in purchasing some for a party coming up for Thanksgiving weekend for 20 adults. Thank you.

Nancy, Roseville

Just a quick not to thank you for the meat...everyone loved it!  You did great and I think you may get a bit of business out of this.  I hope its okay to give your email out. Thanks again.  My husband loved it and was totally blown away that I planned this whole thing and he had no clue!

Jackie, Rocklin

We were the lucky people who hired The Midnight Smoker for our wedding reception. You did an Awesome job! Everyone loved the pork and chicken! I highly recommend you to anyone who needs catering. Thanks for the great food!

Robert, Antelope

I have to tell you that your Tri-Tip was about the best we have ever had! (We ate a lot of BBQ in Texas). I am really impressed. You all should do well with it. Blessings.

Bobbie, Rocklin

Thank you is not enough for what you are doing for my sons school!! You are a blessing - and make the best BBQ I have ever tasted!!!!

Tressa, Sacramento