Phil The Grill - The Jay Z of BBQ !

Phil Johnson was born in the Bronx, NY and raised in Long Island. At a young age he developed a love of cooking. He received his passion from the quality time spent with his mother and grandmother.

After high school, Phil accepted a position in a construction company. Here is where he developed the knowledge to open his own construction company. He continued his passion of cooking by cooking for family and friends in his spare time.

Years began to pass and the construction business started to slow down, Phil decided now is the time to fulfill his dream and began his own catering company. While serving the masses with his soul food, Phil developed a love for grilling. He began offering some of his signature dishes such as carribbean rum shrimp & hi brow chicken.

Crowds were so impressed with Phil’s food and motivated Phil to enter BBQ competitions. Phil the Grill became a member of the Kansas City BBQ Society and now competes in competitions all across United States.

Phil the Grill is the owner/operator of his food truck Sammitchs. He is currently serving his mouth watering BBQ throughout Metro Pheonix, AZ. Check him out in a BBQ competition in a city near you.


→Phil The Grill Media Kit

→Arizona Republic article

→Phil live on KPNX Arizona



2nd Place Pork World series of BBQ American Royal 2016.(invitational)

1st Place Ribs Hot Q’s & Cold Brews BBQ Championship 2016

1st place ribs Hot Q’s & Cold Brews BBQ Championship


1st Place – Brisket Sam’s Club – Reno NV

 2nd Place – Chicken Sam’s Club – Reno NV


Tucson AZ Sam’s Club State Championship
10th overall
2nd Ribs
6th Brisket

Sam’s Club Vegas, NV Regional
2nd Ribs

Mesquite NV State Championship
4th Chicken
7th Ribs

Show Low State Championship
3rd Overall
10th Chicken
2nd Ribs
6th Brisket

Williams AZ State Championship
6th Ribs

4th Annual Holbrook AZ
9th Overall
8th Chicken
4th Ribs
8th Pork

Grand Canyon Cup AZ Team Of the Year 

1st PL-Ribs


5th Annual Lake Havasu Music Brews BBQ Championship
4th Chicken
3rd Pork

3rd Annual Holbrook AZ
3rd Pork

Huntington Beach State Championship
3rd Brisket

AVI Resort State Championship Laughlin, NV
5th Pork

Cottonwood AZ State Championship
8th Ribs
9th Pork

Havasu AZ Landing State Championship
10th Brisket