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We’ve all been stuck in a bad meeting. People offer ideas, others shoot them down. If your team needs comfort food ASAP, you’re in luck. Barbecue can change the team dynamic. People become friendly the moment they see a nicely charred piece of meat. Whether you want classics, like well-marbled brisket, or new ingredientsDenver offers some of the best BBQ catering options. These ten restaurants will deliver the goods to the office, even on a winter day.

1. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit (S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood)

Best BBQ Catering in Denver: Dickey's Barbecue
Best BBQ restaurants in Denver for catering: Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

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The huge buffets and boxed lunches of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit are sure to impress your most crucial clients. The Texas-style menu features antibiotic-free beef brisket, pork, and chicken, in filling portions that won’t break the bank. Meats are hand-rubbed with spices, then slow-smoked with hickory wood until tender.

2. Ohana Denver (S. Windermere St., Englewood)

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Ohana Denver / Facebook | Best BBQ restaurants in Denver for catering: Ohana Denver

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Ohana Denver’s individual boxed lunches make office cleanup a breeze. But it’s their Hawaiian-inspired dishes that will make your colleagues take notice. Try their chargrilled teriyaki chicken, zesty passion-fruit slaw, and macaroni salad for the full island experience.

3. Genesee Pub and BBQ (Genesee Trail Rd., Golden)

Best BBQ restaurants in Denver for catering: Genesee Pub and BBQ
Best BBQ restaurants in Denver for catering: Genesee Pub and BBQ

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The family owned Genesee Pub and BBQ smokes meats daily onsite. The Denver restaurant offers an extensive list of BBQ favorites like pulled pork and smoked chicken wings, best served with classic sides. Their catering packages allow you to mix and match. Your colleagues will enjoy sampling smoked meats and sides from across the menu.

4. Russell’s Smokehouse (Larimer St., Denver)

Best BBQ restaurants in Denver for catering: Russell's Smokehouse
Best BBQ restaurants in Denver for catering: Russell’s Smokehouse

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Want a full-on barbecue picnic in a compact sandwich? Russell’s Smokehouse caters some of the best BBQ sandwiches in Denver. Their sweet brioche buns are stuffed with slow-cooked meats like pork or sliced brisket. Plus, the boxed lunch is served with a big old slice of caramel apple pie.

5. Hangry Ohana (S. Parker Rd., Parker)

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Planning barbecue for a large group can be tricky. Someone wants spicy, someone wants sticky-sweet. Give your team options with Hangry Ohana. Try the deliciously smoky kalua pork for island flavor, or opt for pounds of Texas-style beef brisket. Then fill up with Hawaiian fried rice or macaroni salad. Denver catering has never tasted better.

6. Piggin’ Out Smokehouse (Morrison Rd., Lakewood)

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Piggin’ Out Smokehouse / Facebook | Best BBQ restaurants in Denver for catering: Piggin’ Out Smokehouse

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The catering menu of Denver’s Piggin’ Out Smokehouse makes it easy to sample different regional American barbecue styles. Slather their tangy South Carolina mustard sauce on brisket or pork ribs. They cook up smoky Memphis-style sauce, too. Save room for the pile of sides that comes with their catering package. Banana pudding and cherry cobbler just sweeten the deal.

7. Billy Sims BBQ (Sheridan Blvd., Edgewater)

Best BBQ restaurants in Denver for catering: Billy Sims BBQ
Best BBQ restaurants in Denver for catering: Billy Sims BBQ

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Billy Sims BBQ smokes and slices nine à la carte meats, then pairs them with classic sides in budget-friendly packages. Add a baked potato bar onto your order to give your colleagues more options. It’s no wonder Billy Sims is one of the best BBQ joints in Denver—they deliver big portions in buffet packages fit for an office celebration.

8. Today Hawaiian BBQ (Washington St., Thornton)

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Denver has a surprising number of island-inspired BBQ catering options, and your office should try them all. Today Hawaiian BBQ dishes up sweet chicken, beef, pork, and seafood marinated in sweet teriyaki sauce. Wrap up your meal with their creamy taro tapioca pudding for a delightfully sweet finish. The food will have your team saying “mahalo” in no time.

9. Barefoot BBQ (Youngfield St., Golden)

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Are your colleagues craving new flavors for your monthly lunch-and-learn sessions? Dave Bauer’s mobile smoker helps Barefoot BBQ shake up the classics. His fiery buffalo beer brats with jalapeños, kale slaw, and bourbon-mango barbecue sauce are guaranteed to up your head count.

10. Bennett’s Bar-B-Que (W. 52nd Ave., Arvada)

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Bennett’s Bar-B-Que / Facebook | Best BBQ restaurants in Denver for catering: Bennett’s Bar-B-Que

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In Denver’s cheap-eats catering scene, Bennett’s is best known for serving flavorful barbecue that won’t wreck expense reports. Whether you’re planning a company buffet or a working lunch, you can get the perfect amount of smoky meats, creamy coleslaw, and mac and cheese to wow your entire team.

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Jacqueline Raposo

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Jacqueline Raposo

Jacqueline Raposo is an expert interviewer. Her over 400 articles, essays, and podcast episodes feature Missy Robbins, Daniel Boulud, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marcus Samuelsson, and other such award-winning chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers, managers, and hospitality personnel. Find her at www.jacquelineraposo.com or as @wordsfoodart.

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