How To Create A Great BBQ Menu For Your Special Catered Event

When it comes to ordering food for a special event, you want to choose food that everyone is going to enjoy. One of the few foods that most people seem to enjoy is barbeque. However, you don't have to stew behind a BBQ in order to enjoy a BBQ catering service. You can employ a catering service to serve up BBQ for your special event.


First, you are going to want to have some appetizers to serve that work with your overall theme. Everything doesn't have to be covered in barbeque sauce. Good appetizers to serve include things such as a veggie tray, fruit tray, and a cheese and cracker platter. If you want to go with some more theme-specific appetizers, you can serve cornbread, hot links, or stuffed jalapenos.

Main Dish

The main dish is the highlight of your event. You are going to want to choose a few main dishes in order to appeal to everyone's different tastes. Good great meat main dishes include pulled pork, beef brisket, BBQ chicken, pork spareribs, or hot links. Don't forget about the vegetarians in your group.

You can serve a vegetarian burger, such as an impossible burger, or go with a more natural vegetarian burger, such as a quinoa burger or a Portobello burger. Or you can serve come BBQ tofu.


Next, you are going to want to serve some delicious side dishes. Luckily, many side dishes are vegetarian, so it shouldn't be hard to put together two to four side dishes that will appeal to everyone.

A few great side dishes are baked beans, coleslaw, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, and of course salad. These are all side dishes that will go well with your main dish and infuse some extra flavor to the meal.


Just because the catering company you are working with focuses on BBQ food doesn't mean that they don't make great desserts as well. Go for a traditional type of dessert, such as homemade banana pudding, or an assortment of cookies and brownies. If you want to keep things creative, you could do an ice-cream sundae bar.


Finally, for drinks, soda works well with BBQ food. Or you can serve some homemade lemonade or strawberry lemonade or some iced tea.

When it comes to planning catering for a large special event, consider working with a BBQ catering service. They will be able to take care of the appetizers, main dishes, sides, and dessert. They can create foods that apply to both meat-eaters and vegetarians alike.