What’s not to love about a BBQ? During the summer months, when families in your community are spending a lot of time at each other’s houses or at the neighbourhood pool with cool drinks and delicious BBQ. Fire cooking can be a big-time commitment for the host of a party, but luckily there are ways to take some of the workloads off your hands. If you’re planning a major event like a graduation, trial run, or even your tenth wedding anniversary and want to serve quality food without all the hassle, barbecue restaurants near you may make booking easy.
How to find a catering barbecue restaurant
If you’re looking for a BBQ caterer, are there any restaurants in your area which cater that offer a BBQ menu? The two main questions to ask when talking to a local BBQ restaurant for catering are:
1) how good is the food (quality of establishment).
2) what can they offer in terms of services, catering options, etc.
One warning sign that the restaurant does not cater to customers is if the menu only includes a limited number of items. A reputable local BBQ restaurant will typically charge you more for the privilege of serving you, and they are also likely to have a larger menu because catering is all they do.
Trying Out the Food
It is likely you will not order something so important without sampling it, so get out there and have a bite. One of the best times to go out for dinner with the whole family is during happy hour. Kids love discounted dishes and parents can try a new restaurant while surveying its kid-friendly menu options first.
Once you have found a restaurant where you enjoy the food, compare the catering menu with the actual restaurant menu to ensure that you will be getting the same quality of food for your party. When ordering for a large group, you should speak with the manager to see if they offer different discounts for catering or bulk food. If their menu is scaled differently than individual orders, make sure to ask about any limitations. Otherwise, you might end up disappointed when your order doesn’t turn out well because of poor planning on your part.
Finalizing Your Catering Order
Make sure that you order more than just what your family likes to ensure that everyone attending has food they will enjoy. There may be some dietary restrictions for certain guests at your party. Before placing the order, find out if they have any specific dietary needs and take them into consideration when you are ordering. Even if it is a barbecue, there may be vegetarians in attendance, and you will want to provide appropriate alternatives for them so that they can enjoy the party too.
With children attending your next party, it is important to make sure there are enough kid-friendly options on the menu. Servers are also familiar with the needs of a hungry crowd, so your waiter might suggest that everyone get chicken fingers and fries to accommodate kids who prefer American food. Once you’ve finalized the menu, all that’s left is ordering when you’re ready. Sit back and enjoy your favourite party of the summer!