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Caterer who provides BBQ Services In Toronto

Baelsette May 27, 2008 11:45 AM

Hi there,
Doing some research for someone and I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a caterer who will cater a bbq for about 30-40 at someone's house in Toronto.
I'm looking for a fun summer bbq menu with something for kids as well.
Thanks for any recommendations!

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    millygirl May 27, 2008 11:52 AM

    Call Chezvous Catering, privately owned by Ezra Title. He does a great job. In fact he's at the Brickworks Farmers Market every Saturday bbq'ing. I hired him for Mr. Millygirl's 50th birthday and it was perfect. We had 14 people and everyone was blown away with the food. Plus he's a great guy, very creative so I'm sure he'd come up with something for the kids.

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      exquisite May 29, 2008 06:27 AM

      I second Ezra. millygirl recommended him to me for my boyfriend's birthday (we had a private cooking lesson - 4 courses) and it was just fabulous. Great food, great conversations. Gave us lots of tips on cooking. We asked him about BBQ because my bf wanted to have him back for a BBQ session with his guy friends, and he said he does do BBQ lessons. I am sure he also caters. www.chezvousdining.ca

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        Hondapendragon Jun 14, 2008 09:34 AM

        Hey guys,

        Thanks for the rec. I checked out his website and he sounds fantastic.
        I'm thinking of booking him for my housewarming party.

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          millygirl Jun 14, 2008 12:21 PM

          No problem hondapendragon. I'm sure you and your guests will be blown away. Please give us an update afterwards. And congrats on the house :)

    2. Pastryrocks May 27, 2008 01:38 PM

      The Brickyard BBQ on the East Mall just one block north of the Queensway does IMHO the best ribs around. There Chicken is also very, very good. The BBQ sauce is amazing; you can purchase the sauce to take home. The Brickyard BBQ is one of my favorite places for a bite to eat.
      This is real BBQ, meaning the meat is cooked with the use of smoke. Unlike grilling, cooking meat hours and hours with smoke creates a wonderful flavour that grilling can never create. If you look at the rib or chicken, there is a thin reddish/pink line in the meat, this is from the smoke.
      The web site http://www.brickyardbbq.ca/index.html says they do catering.

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        Davwud May 29, 2008 05:29 AM

        Are they back ribs or side ribs??

        DT

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          Pastryrocks May 29, 2008 08:04 AM

          They are side ribs. The side ribs stand up to the longer cooking time. And as I understand, most Kansas City style BBQ use side ribs. I'm not wishing to start a what is better back or side ribs battle. I always say, if it tastes good, then it is. After all, one can not account for 'taste', just look at the long line for lunch at McDonald's or the bakery shop at Supermarkets (maybe I shouldn’t say this?).

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            Davwud May 29, 2008 10:49 AM

            While I tend to agree. I certainly wouldn't turn down a great set of ribs no matter where they came from. Or what animal.
            I'm just saying my personal preference/what seems to be true.

            Ribs, like with anything. Good food is good because it's good. No matter what it is.

            DT

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              Davwud Aug 11, 2008 05:29 AM

              We tried Brickyard on Saturday. I was very excited to try the ribs. Much to my dismay there not nearly as good as people have posted.
              There wasn't much smoke flavour nor smoke ring to them. They were also back ribs. The more I have bb's as opposed to side ribs, the more I think they're by far inferior. The sauce was fantastic but under the sauce was the same old baby back rib taste that everyone gets. So basically, they're the same ribs as Baton Rouge but with a much better sauce.
              Didn't like the choice of sides to go with it. Fries (fine), mashed (okay), sauted veggies (huh), basmati rice (plain. As in nothing but rice cooked in water). IMHO if you're trying to promote yourself as a rib place (the phone number ends RIBS) you should offer things like cornbread and beans at least. You got your choice of two sides. I took fries, hold the second side.
              I won't be back.

              DT

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          air621 May 28, 2008 06:02 PM

          I went to a couple work BBQs done by the Great Canadian BBQ (or something like that), it was pretty good

          1. Baelsette May 30, 2008 07:02 AM

            Thanks everyone for your replies!

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              lemonwedge May 30, 2008 08:50 AM

              Jamie Kennedy KItchens also caters. They can do anything from a sit down meal to a back yard BBQ at your house for as many people as you wish.

              1. Pastryrocks Jun 14, 2008 06:05 AM

                Ate a late dinner at the Brick Yard BBQ on June 13 and overheard talk about catering for the TTC Yard on Evens Avenue early that day. The talk was all good, the TCC drivers where at the restaurant for beer and music, so I assume because they did not have any food. I also assume that there where a few people at the BBQ. I did not ask how the food was at the BBQ because I think this place has the best BBQ ribs in town.

                1. legourmettv Jun 14, 2008 06:31 AM

                  Ted Reader -King of the Q & all round BBQ guru - www.tedreader.com.

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