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 9 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 top quality BBQ, visit Lakeland BBQ Company or give us a call for catering.

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