When in doubt about selecting a menu for your next party of event, you should definitely consider a full BBQ affair. Everyone loves BBQ, and the good thing is you can find a wide range of choices, even for guests who are not into meats. There are many caterers and restaurants that specialize in BBQ catering, and they usually offer two choices – delivery & setup, and full-service catering. In this post, we are discussing some of the things you need to know while ordering BBQ food for your next party.
Start by discussing the menu
Not all caterers offer the same range or mix of BBQ food, so you need to start with the menu first. Some are classic choices, such as hickory-smoked brisket, pulled pork, smoked chicken, smoked turkey breast and sausages, while you can consider options likevegetable crudité, BBQ wings, ground pork, spare ribs, and smoked salami. Many caterers also specialize in salads and smoked veggie preparations, which can be good ways to add some variety to the menu. Ask them if they are going to offer add-ons like cheddar, ketchup, and other sauces.
What exactly is full-service catering?
If you have a guest list of more than 50 people, consider the idea of full-service catering, which basically means that the caterers will also take care of tending to the buffet. They will send in their team, who will arrange the buffet, ensure that the food at the venue is hot and as per the menu, and will do the necessary arrangements. They will also do the cleanup as required by the venue.
Go for off-site catering for smaller parties
When you don’t have a long list of guests, off-site catering could be a great choice. The caterer will send the food – hot and ready to be served – and they will also ensure that the buffet is arranged. Once that’s done, the servers will leave, and your guest can help themselves.
Finding a good caterer
First things first, discuss the menu, price per person, and if they have fixed packages and deals for smaller and big events. Next, get an estimate for the event and ask the caterers to do a sampling session, which is best suited for big events.
If you are working with a big catering service, this may not be much of a concern, but paying for the sampling and trying their best BBQ recipes is a good idea.