There's much to see here. Take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about Sweets & Meats BBQ. Our catering commissary is located on the east side of Cincinnati. We operate three award winning food trucks and we are a full service caterer. We are woman-owned and a certified WBE, SBE & SLBE business.
Sweets & Meats BBQ is a woman owned & operated business with very humble beginnings. The business launched in 2014, in the heart of Mt. Washington where Kristen Bailey is a 42-year resident. Co-Founders Kristen Bailey and Anton Gaffney were intentional about starting the business in their own neighborhood, setting up a tent in the parking lot of the Mt. Washington Creamy Whip on weekends, before landing a permanent home at the Patriot Center of Cincinnati. Upon graduating from the MORTAR Entrepreneurship Academy in December 2015, Kristen Bailey successfully funded a Kiva Loan for the down payment on a custom built SDG BBQ food trailer and unveiled it March 12, 2016. She was still working full-time in the corporate world and working on the business during nights and weekends. Anton continued to lead the team with a staff comprised of mainly volunteer friends and family, along with culinary interns from Cincinnati Job Corps.
Sweets & Meats BBQ continued to grow and opened a brick and mortar restaurant in Mt. Washington at the former Little Caesar's Pizza on July 12, 2017. In 2018, Bailey left her career in banking to further support Anton and their business, transitioning to working solely on the business and had an explosive year, with recognition as the U.S. Small Business Administration Ohio Business Person of the Year, SCORE Cincinnati Client of the Year, SBDC Ohio Business of the Year and Member of the Cincinnati Business Courier Forty Under 40 Class. In February 2019, a second food truck was purchased, expanding their reach for events on Fountain Square, corporate catering and at private homes. Sweets & Meats BBQ has quickly grown from a start up to a brick and mortar, operating four mobile units seasonally, and is a well respected BBQ caterer in the Greater Cincinnati area.
In 2023, Sweets & Meats BBQ will be celebrating nine years in business. We are scaling our business this year and have added a custom BBQ Trailer with a hog cooker & grill. We will begin offering on-site hog roasts and grill outs. We will also launch another concept, called All Occasions Catering, this year. We closed our carry-out restaurant in December 2022 and are committed to expanding our Catering & Event business. We've expanded our menu offerings, included custom options, and ability to cater all 3 shifts! Be on the look out for our public events which are posted at www.streetfoodfinder.com/sweetsandmeats.
Our award winning smoked meats, homemade sides and desserts are made fresh daily, using family recipes. Our experienced staff can handle small to large gatherings including but not limited to weddings, corporate events, graduation parties, funerals, family reunions, and other social events. We pride ourselves on offering personalized attention and can customize a menu to meet your needs and desires. We would love to help you make your day an event to remember.
Thank you for your continued business and support!
While it may seem like a new trend, barbecue has been around for ages. It’s a comfort food that brings people together and for good reason: BBQ is a labor of love, steeped in tradition, and personal. We look forward to sharing our southern barbeque and hospitality with you as your BBQ caterer and/or food truck of choice.
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Catering available 7 days a week. Food minimums apply.
2249 Beechmont Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45230, United States
Sweets & Meats BBQ is available for catering 24/7/365 (food minimums apply) with advanced notice. We cater for all shifts. Please give us a call for more information and/or a quote. There is also a link to request a quote on our Contact Page.
Our carry-out restaurant is no longer open for walk in business effective 12/18/22.
Our BBQ food truck & trailer are available for public & private events weather permitting.
We are long time residents of Mt. Washington and it's our privilege to give back to the community we live in and serve. Sweets & Meats BBQ is known for supporting local non-profits, specifically with a focus on education. We offer our support financially, give our time, and through making food and gift certificate donations on a regular basis.
In 2020, amidst the pandemic, we were recognized for our leadership, being resilient, and staying committed to serving our community. We were one of 3 restaurants selected locally by the James Beard Foundation and were awarded with a $15,000 grant.
We were also recognized by the UC Goering Center as a 2020 Family Business Honoree and Anton Gaffney, our Co-Founder, received the coveted Rising Leader award.
If you feel called to make a tax deductible donation to support our work, you can do so easily via MORTAR Cincinnati, a charitable organization. We graduated from the MORTAR Entrepreneurship Academy in 2015 and are an active Platinum Alumni Member. Through a direct partnership, MORTAR is accepting donations on our behalf and providing you with the ability to deduct 100% of your donation.
If you are interested in partnering with us, please send Kristen Bailey an email at firstname.lastname@example.org