2220 Nicholasville Road, Suite 101 Lexington, Kentucky 40503
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Bradford BBQ & Catering

"WOW!  Our parents and staff loved everything you did for our tailgate.  Bruce Drake, of
BHG, made a special call to tell me again how your team “hit it out of the park”,  I am so
grateful for the wonderful service and the great tasting food.  The way our people were
treated was awesome and so many commented on “where have they been hiding in
Lexington”?  Please feel free to use us a as reference.  We will be calling again.

Julie Giardino, Ed.D.
Lexington Christian Academy"
On Aug 6, 2013, at 11:13 AM, "Ace" <> wrote:

"We first met Matt and Jen Bradford at their Food Truck a few summers ago and
immediately fell whole hog in love with their kalua pig sampler. We have all been eating
at their food truck regularly ever since; bringing back lunch for the deadline crew; and this
Summer, they have catered Ace's Front Porch Friday Series for us (with kalua pig sliders
and their terrific mini tacos). They have a great approach to BBQ that goes beyond "just
meat." They're a fantastic team, and we're delighted to use Bradford BBQ every chance we

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Connie Bush, Winstar Farm

"Bradford BBQ is one of the most friendly and professional catering groups I have worked
with, all staff are friendly and handle themselves in a professional manner. I always look
forward to having them cater our farm employee picnic. I have used them for 2 years now
and will continue to do so. They always go above what I need and food is always
wonderful, wonderful to work with and I get to relax some and enjoy myself because they
are always making sure food bowls are full, the cotton candy and
ice cream is a big hit with us as well. My recommendation is that if you haven't used them
you should you won't be disappointed. I will use them every year for our picnic and if
needed for other events as well.

Thank You
Connie Bush
WinStar Farm"
UK Graduation Party. May 2013.

"We are not from the Lexington area but had a daughter that attended UK and were
looking for a company to cater the event.  I contacted Bradford BBQ and was provided all
the information I needed in a prompt manner.  Matt then provided a very reasonable price
for what we wanted and even offered a extra side dish to round out the menu.  
Communication with Bradford BBQ was without hassle as all calls prior to the party were
immediately returned which put a level of calm on a very hectic day.  We ordered food for
50 but we could have easily fed 60-70 as the portions were quite large and generous.  The
food was outstanding as commented by the all the guests and was ready on time.  We were
extremely pleased with Bradford BBQ as they did an outstanding job in making this event  
a success. This is a family owned business who cares.  They provided an excellent product
at a fair price and work hard to earn peoples business.

Martin Tennison"
Food Truck

"I just wanted to take a moment to compliment you on the fantastic bbq you served
yesterday. Folks were raving about it all day!

Thanks, Andy Beamer
Forcht Insurance Agency"
Smoked Turkey

"Matt smoked a 22 lb. turkey for our family on Thanksgiving. I have eaten smoked turkey
many times over the years, and this bird was quite simply the best smoked turkey I have ever
tasted!! The aroma was intoxicating. The mouth watering meat fell right off the bone, and
was very tender and juicy. The meat was smoked to perfection, as we could taste the smoky
flavor throughout. Matt's "smoker" skills are unparalleled. Bradford is Lexington's best kept
BBQ secret!! I highly recommend Bradford BBQ for your next event!

John Combs,

Oprah Winfrey's Event for the Underground Rail Road, Winstar Farms, Roman's
Farms Hog Roast for Woodford Reserve, Stonestreet Farms, Diamon A Farms,
Amazon Company Picnic, Wedding at Buffalo Trace, LexTran, Hitachi, Plastic
Surgery Center, Lex. Bluegrass Area Realtor, Civic Rush Launch Party, Komen
Race for the Cure, Habegger Group, Thomas & King, Stoner Mill Horse Farm,
Eastern State Hospital Employee Appreciation, Central Baptist Office Park, Talon
Winery Wedding Reception Keene Barn Party, Berea Nursing Home Event, Picnic
with the Pops, Bluegrass Food Truck Association, Kentucky School for the Deaf,
Keeneland Catering for Yellow Book, Liberty Mutual, Unified Trust,
Richmond Horse Shoe School, Blue Hill Farm, LCA, Lexington Catholic, Chase,
Frito Lay, Hunt Morgan House, Whole Hog Roast Marriott Griffin Gate, Model A Car
Club, Terrapin Hill Pig Roast Wedding, Cardome Center Carnegie Center, Rector
Hayden, GE Aviation, Davita Dialysis, Paul Laurence Dunbar Band, Southland
Christian, Lafayette School Fundraiser, ITW, March of Dimes, D.W. Wilbourne in
Frankfort Governor Beshear Attending, Valvoline World Headquarters, Shelter
Insurance, Quest Church, and many more.
I ordered BBQ and sides for a family reunion this summer from Bradford's BBQ
and was extremely happy with the service I received from the time I placed my
order till the time I served the delicious food that was catered to our home.  Matt
runs a great business and not only his his food great his customer services is top
notch.  I will use him again in the future for all of my BBQ needs.

Denise Sparks
Wedding Reception

"Bradford BBQ catered my lakeside summer wedding for 125 guests. My big day
wouldn't have been the same without their friendly service and delicious food!
Matt and his team was extremely responsive to each question or idea I
approached them with, from my initial contact  through the meal service and
follow up. My event required them to travel which they did not have a problem
with. We worked together in planning the menu and it was executed beautifully.  
The meal included three meats, tender smoked brisket, a citrus smoked salmon,
and very tasty pulled pork! Three delicious sides were also included, smoked
sweet potatoes, fresh green beans, and an awesome oil and vinegar based
coleslaw with peppers, ginger and cilantro. Bradford BBQ also provided their
signature sauces rolls and buns. An additional item I ordered were two fruit
arrangements, the fun and interesting cut fruit added to the festivity of the meal
and the yogurt fruit dip was a great addition. All items that could be were
prepared on site so everything was hot and fresh. Bradford BBQ was also
accommodating to my vegan guests. They whipped up a vegan pasta salad and
made sure all side dishes were prepared without dairy or animal products. I
would certainly recommend using Bradford BBQ for any special event, they were
honest, flexible, professional, realistic, and fun.

Anna Bard"
Diner Review • Oct 04, 2012

"Delicious! Worth following for the best innovative BBQ ever!

John Cooper
American Express"
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Friday & Saturday 11-5
Or Until "SOLD OUT"

Closed Holiday & Day After