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Bring on the bold flavors with BBQ catering. No matter if you’re looking for ribs, hamburgers, or pulled pork you’ll find it here.

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How to order BBQ catering

Step 1

Have entree options:

Order both a light and a dark meat entree to cover your bases. Try pairing chicken with brisket or pulled pork.

Step 2

Sides round out the meal:

Try classics like BBQ beans, coleslaw, and potato salad or the increasingly popular Mac and cheese.

Step 3

Get enough for everyone:

⅓ of a pound of meat per person and 3 sides are recommended for a well portioned meal.

Step 4

Ask about vegetarian options:

Many BBQ restaurants offer entrees for vegetarians; or you can order additional sides to create a meal that won’t feel skimpy.

Step 5

Last but not least:

Don't forget napkins!

Reviews with the inside scoop on BBQ catering

O'Sheas Catering

Trevor in Tacoma, WA
The breakfast burritos and croissant sandwiches were a big hit

Virginia BBQ

Kristena in Richmond, VA
I had been wanting to order from Virginia BBQ for a long time. I was told by an employee that this is the best macaroni and cheese ever. Overall, good feedback. Would love some sort of vegetarian protein option so that I could order more often from here.
Office stated food was great and everyone enjoyed.
Dan in Lee's Summit, MO
BBQ Boss is in a class of it's own. The meat is high quality and always melt in your mouth tender. Unanimous choice of most delicious, BEST BBQ ever. Be sure to order enough. My only problem was this food needs a plate and EZ charges 27 cents per paper plate.
Evelyn in San Diego, CA
Food was amazing but NOTHING was labeled. You can only imagine how this went when it was delivered. Unfortunately, the delivery guy had to open every single dinner to see what it was. Considering we are in a pandemic...I am just thankful I am the only one that saw. For the price you would think it would have a clean sticker on the outside explaining what's inside. We have people who don't eat pork for religious reasons and various diets. I am just thankful it got figured out though and nothing got mixed up.
Ashley in Indianapolis, IN

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Why choose BBQ catering?

There's nothing more classic than a BBQ meal. BBQ catering offers that home-cooked feel that fits perfectly into any event, from birthday parties to corporate gatherings. Catering your event with BBQ food means there's something for everyone. Even vegetarians can fill up a plate with options like beans, coleslaw, potato salad, and cornbread. Many catering services can also prepare main dishes to accommodate different dietary preferences at your corporate event. 

What main courses and sides can I order for BBQ?

The catering menu for a BBQ restaurant will look a little different based on the one you choose, but many menu items are staples. Typical main course options include:

- Pulled pork

- Pulled chicken

- Brisket

- Ribs

- Turkey

- Chicken wings

- Sausage

When it comes to sides, you can choose a couple or all the options to give your guests more variety. Common side dishes you'll see on a BBQ catering menu might include:

- Baked beans

- Mac and cheese

- Pasta salad

- Potato salad

- Mashed potatoes

- Cornbread

- Greens

- Coleslaw

- Grilled vegetables

- Corn

How much food should I order?

Knowing how much food to order can be one of the most challenging parts of placing a BBQ catering order. The meat is important, as it's the main dish. You don't want to run out before everyone makes it through the food line. Plan for one-third to one-half pound of meat per adult in the crowd. For ribs, ordering three per person should keep your guests satisfied. When it comes to sides, calculate about 4 to 5 ounces per person. Here are some estimates for different crowd sizes:

- 10 people: 4 to 5 pounds of meat, 30 ribs

- 20 people: 7 to 10 pounds of meat, 60 ribs

- 50 people: 17 to 25 pounds of meat, 150 ribs

- 100 people: 34 to 50 pounds of meat, 300 ribs

These are just estimates and might not be exact. Your BBQ catering vendor can help you calculate the amount of food you need based on your group size. 

Is there anything I should keep in mind when ordering BBQ catering?

When you search for BBQ catering in your area, keep in mind that menu options can vary significantly. But no matter what you choose, expect a mess. All that juicy meat and BBQ sauce is bound to drip. Start with tablecloths to keep your tables in good shape. Your guests also need plenty of utensils to enjoy the sides and napkins to wipe their mouths and hands. Wet wipes can also come in handy when you choose BBQ catering. 

Another thing to consider is the beverage menu to wash down all that tasty BBQ. If you want to go the classic BBQ route, offer lemonade, iced tea, and water. Rounding out the experience with cookies and other dessert options keeps everyone satisfied.

What's the difference between barbecuing and grilling?

Many people use barbecuing and grilling interchangeably, but true chefs know they're not the same. Grilling occurs when you cook food outside over a grill with the lid up. It's usually hot and fast, often with flames leaving perfect sear marks on the meat. Barbecuing is similar, but you typically use a lower heat source and close the lid, allowing the heat to build up around the food to cook it. It's also common to let barbecued meats sit for a half hour or so to let the juice absorb back into the meat.