BBQ Catering Ideas For Special Events


If you're looking for a crowd-pleasing menu for any type of special event, consider treating guests to a BBQ-inspired meal.  BBQ is versatile in that it will work for both lunch and dinner, as well as casual and elegant parties. 

A BBQ-themed menu is appropriate for any type of special event or occasion, including kids' and adults' birthday parties, holiday celebrations, especially on Memorial Day and the 4th of July, graduation and anniversary soirees, bridal and baby showers, and even wedding receptions. While BBQ is best for outdoor events where you have easy access to grills, it's also perfect for indoor parties, as long as you don't plan on making the food onsite. 

If you don't want to make the lunch or dinner yourself, you can save time by having the meal catered by a company that specializes in BBQ, or from your favorite local BBQ restaurant. Not only is a BBQ catering service convenient, but guests will also be served fresh, hot food straight from the grill if you want the meal prepared at the venue rather than brought in. 

When planning the menu, consider any of your guest's dietary restrictions and concerns, and plan accordingly. For instance, have a few different meatless options available for the vegetarians and vegans in the group.

Here are some additional BBQ event catering ideas for special events:

1. Picnic-Inspired Menu 

Have fun with the event menu by serving guests picnic-style, which is ideal for outdoor, warm-weather celebrations, such as family reunions. A picnic-style lunch or dinner works best for celebrations held in a large, outdoor location, such as a state or local park, a beach, or even a big backyard. 

Have the catering company prepare the BBQ-style meal complete with grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, soy-based meat products, or portobello mushroom caps for plant-based eaters, and buns. Side options include potato chips, coleslaw, and potato and macaroni salads. 

2. Build-Your-Own-Burger Bar 

Allow guests of all ages to prepare their perfect plate by setting up a build-your-own-burger bar. The catering company can bring in grilled burgers and even hot dogs and brats, as well as all of the essential toppings and condiments. 

Have plenty of buns on hand, and a mix of both classic and gourmet ingredients, such as red onions, tomatoes, pickles, a variety of sliced cheeses, guacamole, fried eggs, and avocado. Guests can move down the line, building their ideal burger or hot dog as they go. 


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