This particular barbecue event was a street party in Newcastle Upon Tyne; it was in conjunction with a postcode lottery event. The majority of residents from the local area were in attendance as well as delegates from the postcode lottery.
In total 250 guests were catered for.
The barbecue menu was small but everyone was well catered for, it included:
Lincolnshire sausage sandwich with onions
Pork ribs in a spicy barbecue sauce
Beef burger with fried onions
Corn on the cob
Because of the amount of food which needed to be cooked on the barbecue it was important to arrive at the venue early, we all know how temperamental barbecues can be.
The barbecues used by Executive Coach and Catering Services are very large, about four times the size of a regular household barbecue.
Before setting the barbecue alight it was important to set up the food service area. The three members of staff working the event decided not to set up a gazebo on arrival as the weather was good, this proved to be a good decision. Instead they erected a series of tables.
Both steel and plastic tables were put up. The plastic ones were decorated with table covers; they were used to serve from. The metal ones were used to store hot barbecue equipment that would easily melt that plastic tables.
The covered plastic tables were then arranged in a line, forming both a service area and a storage area. Heated chafing dishes were then placed on top of these tables, these helped keep food hot once it had been cooked on the barbecue.
Once the three professional chefs had cooked all of the food and filled all of the chafing dishes it was time to serve. Guests were asked to queue for food and were served by all three members of staff.
With 250 guests to serve it was important that all the food was cooked beforehand so that all three could serve. Once served guests were able to have a seat and enjoy their food at specially erected tables, these were inside gazebos not far from the service area.
Because the food was being stored in chafing dishes it was being kept hot, as if it had just come off the barbecue, this meant it didn’t matter if some guests wanted to wait till later on to be served.
This event was very unique but all the same was a great success.
Seeing family after family eating beef burgers at a table in the middle of their street is not an everyday occurrence. The atmosphere on the day helped this job be very enjoyable and everyone who attended seemed to enjoy their day.
We provide BBQ catering services for a range of promotional events around the North of England If you are thinking about holding a promotional event please check out our barbeuce catering menus on our BBQ website you can also find photos and video from other events by going to the gallery page.