About Us Our History

Our History

Lakeland BBQ Company was born out of the desire to bring competition quality BBQ to your plate each and every day. Pitmaster Joel Vann has been in the restaurant and catering business for the past 13 years. Joel has a passion for freshly prepared food that excites your palate. Joel was former owner/operator of Good Buddies BBQ and Catering and competes in both FBA and KCBS Professional BBQ competitions with competition partner Bobby King. Good Buddies Competition BBQ team finished 4th overall in Florida BBQ in the 2015 season achieving two Grand Champions, 2 Reserve Grand Champions, 3rd Overall in Chicken, 3rd Overall in Pork and 5th Overall in Brisket.

If you are looking for top quality BBQ, visit our Polk City restaurant or give us a call for catering at your location. Don’t let our name fool you – we can provide more than just BBQ for your catering needs!

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Lakeland BBQ Company BBQ Sauces

The sauces we have developed at Lakeland BBQ Company combine many of the traditional styles of BBQ sauce into one bottle. Our Award Winning sauces have a unique blend of spices and flavors which are designed to enhance the natural flavors of the meat you put it on. Our sauces go great on pork, beef, chicken, chops, wings, and burgers. It even works great in meatloaf and it pairs well with our Perfect Score rub. So give our Sweet or Sweet Heat sauce a try today! You won’t be disappointed!

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Catering & Bartending Services

Planning a party, meeting or event? Let us bring Lakeland BBQ to you!
Need a bartender in addition to catering for your next party, meeting or event? We are fully licensed and insured to provide bartending services for a complete food and beverage solution.

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Quality & Customer Service

From the high quality, great tasting food to the eye catching packaging, quality is as important as customer service at Lakeland BBQ Company!

Come See Us!

Our dining is on a first come, first served basis. However, if you have a large party, are planning an event, or need catering services, drop us a line and we’ll hook you up. If you had a great experience with us, we’d love to hear about that too!