We offer many types of buffet options, if you can dream it we can do it. We do not want you to have to settle for what we offer. We want you to tell us what you want us to prepare for you and your guests. So let your imagination wander and let us know what you crave.
Are you looking for someone to provide the food at your next event? Large or small, we do it all! Get in touch to start planning the perfect meal for a business lunch, wedding, cocktail reception, graduation party and more!
With all of the things going on with your event little things are often overlooked or forgotten. We are here to help you catch all those little details that make a good party great.
Bill from the Smoking Pit catered my wedding at Hydrangea Blu Barn and it was absolutely phenomenal! We had chipotle bacon on a stick for an appetizer along with sausage and peppers and smoked chicken wings. For dinner we had pulled pork (amaze-balls!), smoked turkey and beef brisket. For sides we had corn on the cob, mac n' cheese, cheese potatoes (with bacon, amazing!) and homemade corn bread with honey butter. I thought I was going to bust out of my dress, I ate so much food. Everyone I talked to was raving about the food and going on and on about how it was the best food they had ever eaten at a wedding. Bill had his smoker on site so that the food came out fresh and he had amazing staff who kept the pans filled and the food hot. One thing I loved about Bill's set up was that he used a lot of marble and pedestals to create a beautiful buffet. This avoided the plane-Jane hotel pan look that you get with some other catered buffets. As far as price goes, Bill's pricing is very competitive compared to some other caterers in Grand Rapids. I want to have another wedding just so that I can have more barbecue. Thanks Bill for making my wedding extra awesome!
Soo good, they catered our wedding reception a couple weeks ago everyone enjoyed it! Very professional and the food was amazing everyone at our party loved it as well!! We had pork and turkey so moist and delicious and the Mac and cheese is always a favorite for me :) Thank you so much Bill and Stephanie!!!
Bill catered my son's High School graduation open house - we were so happy with the entire experience! It was at our home; I knew I didn't want to cook, serve, re-supply or clean up. Bill and his crew did it all - what a relief and it allowed time for us to have a relaxed time, soaking up the afternoon w friends and family. The event planned for just over 100 guests and the food was great - pork shoulder, brisket, mac-n-cheese (which was a HUGE hit w the teens), a beautifully, carved watermelon bowl of fruit, jambalaya (wonderful), cowboy baked beans (the best). They had all the details covered including nailing down the early rentals for the tent, tables, chairs, etc. The setup looked great and there was attention to detail around the small things like color/theme, etc. Finally, what I really appreciated, was Bill's calm demeanor. His approach is professional, controlled and steady... this is key when you're not used to handling larger events like me! The feedback from our guests was very favorable and everyone had a great time! Bill topped it off by bringing a 6 foot sub sandwich later in the evening when several were still hanging around. He really took care of us. I would highly recommend The Smoking Pit for your next get-together or event. Top notch and reasonably priced.
Below you will find many ideas to help start your creative juices flowing. This is not by far an exhausted list of what we do but a point in which to step off and create your own unique menu. Contact us with your ideas and we will help you come up with an event to remember.
Tempting starters to wet the whistle of your guests
Homemade sausage meatballs wrapped in bacon and slowly smoked over cherrywood. We then grill them and brush them with our signature Barbeque Sauce.
A plentiful variety of fresh seasonal vegetables with a Sourcream Ranch sauce for dipping.
Sweet with a little heat these candied bacon skewers will go quickly
Tender jumbo chicken wings gently smoked for just the right flavor. Ranch or Bleu cheese for dipping.
Nothing but the freshest fruits that are in season all on display for you.
What an addition to your appetizer table this tree will tower 4 feet over the other appetizers with sweet Polynesian fruits
Tender Gulf Coast shrimp served chilled on an ice bowl with a blow hour hair back cocktail sauce and lemons.
Hand Rolled meatballs packed with flavor. You choose your sauce, BBQ, Italian or Swedish.
We offer traditional, roasted red pepper and olive Hummus and serve with a side of fried pita crisps.
Freshly fried potato chips seasoned just right, served with our own french onion dip.
Hand cut tortilla chips fried crispy and served with either mild or hot salsa.
An addictive cream cheese dip with bacon, peppers, cheddar cheese with a little kick. Served with freshly fried potato chips.
Choose your favorites to make your guests smile
Slowly smoked beef brisket seasoned with our own zesty beef rub and roasted for 16 hours for melt in your mouth goodness.
An old southern classic. Smoked over cherrywood coals for hours to deliver pull apart tenderness. Served with Hawaiian rolls.
Tender and so juicy you will need an extra large shirt napkin to stay clean. Slowly smoked over cherrywood and brushed with our signature sauce.
For fall off the bone goodness look no further than this. Our own spice rub compliments the taste of the pork perfectly. Top it off with our signature sauce.
Grandma would never roast a turkey again after tasting this one. Juicy isn't the word. We smoke the whole bird and you get a blend of white and dark meat.
Your choice of either thigh and leg or breast and wing quarters or a mix of all. We slowly roast them and then grill them for a nice crispy skin.
It's like a little trip to the Big Easy without leaving the farm. A blend of chicken and pork with Polish and Andouille sausage, vegetables and rice. Just the right amount of heat.
Atlantic Salmon seasoned with Garlic and herbs and grilled over a hardwood fire for that rustic flavor.
Our hand made polish sausage is the product of a time tested recipe from an old world butcher. Slowly Smoked for another layer of flavor.
Hand made sausage full of herbs and garlic. Grilled over a hardwood fire and serve with peppers and onions.
USDA Choice Prime Rib of Beef smoked over Cherrywood for hours to give a melt in your mouth experience like none other.
Marinated chicken breasts with garlic and herbs and grilled over a hardwood fire.
Tender ham smoked to perfection and served with a brown sugar pineapple glaze.
Tender Cavatappi pasta smothered in a hand made creamy white cheddar cheese sauce full of flavor. This will bring out the kid in all of us.
A sweet treat to end a perfect event.
A wonderful variety of cookies that will leave you wanting a glass of milk.
Thick and rich brownies baked to perfection. These are the ones that you grandma made when you were a kid.