Looking for reviews of BBQ Caterers
I'm getting married in August 2011 at a venue that has no in-house catering. My fiance and I are not particularly formal people - the whole reason we chose this space was to avoid the generic 'hotel ballroom' feel - and would like to do an elegant BBQ for dinner. I'm looking for something closer to grilled salmon and medditeranean veggetable salad than to burgers and coleslaw. My problem is that I'm having a hard time finding reviews of caterers that specialize in BBQs.
Does anyone have any experience with a place like Smokin Bones Catering, Simply BBQ, or BBQ Gourmet that they would like to share? These places specialize in BBQ and say they "also" do weddings, but I'm not sure I'm comfortable booking a place like this for a wedding without hearing about others' experiences.
Or would it be better to find a caterer that specializes in weddings and "also" does BBQ? I've heard good things about Noble Culinary Creations. Any other suggestions for general caterers that might also do a BBQ?
I'm looking to spend a max. of $80/person inclusive of food, staffing, rentals (linens, china, etc.) and soft bar - this price does not have to include alcohol.
127 Manville Rd, Toronto, ON M1L, CA
I am not sure if my posting is of any help, but there was a BBQ caterer at Carassauga last May. Uncle BLANK forgot the rest of the name, he is based in Vaughan/Woodbridge..his BBQ is the real deal..brisket, pulled pork, just like how it would be made back yard competition style, not restaurant style..I tried it and knew it was not done on a gas cooker like commercial style..he told me to go out back and see his rig....he uses a Jack's Old South charcoal/wood Smoker on wheels...far superior to the gas guzzlers...Google to try to find him, you won't be sorry...I am sorry I cannot provide more...
d, the only recent experience i've had with a BBQ caterer was as a guest at a large event where Ted Reader presided and i would give him high ratings on all quality factors. He's personable, - even entertaining, has superior qualifications and uses a state-of-the-art rig. i don't think elegance would be particularly challenging for him.
You can check his videos and sample catering menus at www.tedreader.ca