Welcome To The Boondocks BBQ & Grill

Good Food for Great People at the Best Prices!

The Boondocks Bio's

Certified Executive Chef (CEC) Bobby Burdette is a Glouster, Ohio native;

a little town just north of Athens.  He has been featured at many food shows across Ohio, participating in over a dozen nationwide cooking competitions, and was a food service SGT in the Ohio Army Nat'l Guard. 
He is an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran.

Among other publications, his work was published in Ohio Outdoor Magazine, having The Boondocks BBQ & Grill nominated for "Best BBQ in Ohio" in 2008.  He also specializes in catering, having serviced such organizations as MIBA Bearings, Ohio University, the Ohio Nat'l Guard, and multiple high end businesses throughout the community.

"BJ" (as his friends affectionately call him) is a graduate of Ohio University, Hocking College and The American Culinary Institute of New York.  He specialized in Italian and French Creole Cookery, and often reflects the two in his restaurant.  He enjoys trying different foods in his place - often running such treats as Mint Chocolate Creme Tiramisu and Deep Fried Alligator Bites.


Maria Wilson-Burdette is a Malta,Ohio native. Born & bred a Buckrun Bandit! 
She is manager of The Boondocks and a graduate of Muskingum College, majoring in Child Care Education and Business.  Before entering Muskingum, Maria was a scholarship athlete at Tiffin college in basketball.

Though traditionally Maria is not a food service specialist, she has as much experience in the field as anyone.  She worked for multiple major restaurant chains in college, managing a few along the way.  She has also worked as a grant writer for Washington County Community Action, Goddard Schools as a teacher, and a few months as a personal child care provider for two doctors in Lancaster.  Maria is also a Certified Sous Chef under ACF qualifications.

When not working (which seems rare these days!) Maria enjoys donating time to Morgan County's 4-H groups.  As a Cloverbud leader, she is able to help work with the children in the area, providing a positive environment and helping to build good moral standards.  Maria also coaches youth league girls basketball.


Brock "Hawghead" Jones is the procreate & steward of this site (left).

... any alterations or questions about the restaurant's validity of posts can be directed to him (ME!) at : [email protected]

Brock is a graduate of Ohio University, Columbus State & the Skool of Hard Knockz!  He also enjoys making taxidermy, making jellies & his cat Bones.


                                                         ****** Did you know... ******
... that The Boondocks BBQ & Grill has competed in over 20 national cooking competitions nationwide, including Briske's BBQ Competition in Ft. Worth, TX and the Rib & Jazz Festival in Columbus, OH,
often taking first place in numerous categories! 

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