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BBQ Smokehouse Catering

Sebastopol , CA
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LOCATION

6811 Laguna Park Way
Sebastopol, CA US 95472 (map)

PHONE

707-575-3277

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ABOUT US

BBQ Smokehouse Catering offers you affordability, sophisticated service and succulent 5-star BBQ.
It’s your wedding and you really can have it all: a 5-star chef, fine linens,... Read more
BBQ Smokehouse Catering offers you affordability, sophisticated service and succulent 5-star BBQ.
It’s your wedding and you really can have it all: a 5-star chef, fine linens, professional service and Sonoma County’s best slow-smoked barbecue catering!

Along with succulent barbecue and upscale hors d’oeuvres, BBQ Smokehouse Catering provides impeccable, stylish service. From an elegant table-top buffet to an on-site bartender, we’ll handle as many service details as you like, with a smile. Since 1996, we have served hundreds of satisfied couples. See client feedback.
Free Wine Country BBQ Wedding Consultation
We have earned our reputation as the only Sonoma County barbeque caterer savvy in the subtleties of fine wedding food and impeccable service. Wedding services, event coordination and event staffing are under the capable direction of Renee Fritze. With more 20 years experience in high end restaurant service and catering event management, Renee understands that your desire for BBQ does not diminish your need for professional service. Rest assured, Renee will make sure you are well cared for from the first phone call until the last truck rolls away. See wedding services.
About the Chef
When Larry Vito caters an event he brings to the BBQ pit the same passion that garnered him the position of executive chef of San Francisco’s Mobile Five Star-rated Stanford Court Hotel. Larry is the only chef-owner of a BBQ catering company with this honor. The same uncompromising excellence he employed while at Stanford Court led him on a quest for the very best smoked BBQ ever.

In 2010 and 2009, Vito's cuisine won more than 35 Double Gold, Gold, and Silver medals from the prestigious Sonoma County Harvest Fair. Larry also gained a coveted certification from the Kansas City Barbeque Society. Our menus draw equally from Larry's classical French training and his international quest for the best in slow-smoked barbeque. See Vito's full bio. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Pan-Asian, Polynesian, Southern, Southwestern
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
No Pork, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
1000

REVIEWS

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Wedding:
5/18/2013
4.5/5.0
First, and foremost, the food. We did the whole hog roast, and the meat was great. Most of the sides were delicious, though the potato salad was kind of just ok. My communications with the contact person (Renee) were always quick and easy, and she was happy to answer my questions. The price is on the high side for BBQ, but for whole hog in the Sonoma area it was pretty reasonable, plus the meat was so good it was worth it. The van arrived on time, and my poor DOC had to have quite the convo with them, as they insisted dinner service was supposed to begin 30mins earlier than the agreed upon time. Not that being early is a bad thing, but we didn't want our guests to have to rush through. Happily, everything got sorted out, and it was a super minor snafu. Overall, I'd definitely recommend BBQ Smokehouse.
First, and foremost, the food. We did the whole hog roast, and the meat was great. Most of the sides were delicious, Read more...
First, and foremost, the food. We did the whole hog roast, and the meat was great. Most of the sides were delicious, though the potato salad was kind of just ok. My communications with the contact person (Renee) were always quick and easy, and she was happy to answer my questions. The price is on the high side for BBQ, but for whole hog in the Sonoma area it was pretty reasonable, plus the meat was so good it was worth it. The van arrived on time, and my poor DOC had to have quite the convo with them, as they insisted dinner service was supposed to begin 30mins earlier than the agreed upon time. Not that being early is a bad thing, but we didn't want our guests to have to rush through. Happily, everything got sorted out, and it was a super minor snafu. Overall, I'd definitely recommend BBQ Smokehouse. Read less
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estoll
Wedding:
12/21/2010
5.0/5.0
I am a wedding and event coordinator. I refer very few caterers with great confidence. BBQ Smolehouse catering is excellent all the way around. The staff is mature, motivated, happy, and the best. The food is delectable. I've had choosy Texan clients choose their BBQ over many other contenders. The manager-coordinator Renee is upfront, fair and honest. Another great attribute is response time. BBQ Smokehouse catering will get back to you promptly. It is a pleasure referring this caterer as they are well rounded. Excellent!
I am a wedding and event coordinator. I refer very few caterers with great confidence. BBQ Smolehouse catering is Read more...
I am a wedding and event coordinator. I refer very few caterers with great confidence. BBQ Smolehouse catering is excellent all the way around. The staff is mature, motivated, happy, and the best. The food is delectable. I've had choosy Texan clients choose their BBQ over many other contenders. The manager-coordinator Renee is upfront, fair and honest. Another great attribute is response time. BBQ Smokehouse catering will get back to you promptly. It is a pleasure referring this caterer as they are well rounded. Excellent! Read less
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Jenny and Jeff Wedding
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Our wedding went off without a hitch. Much of the credit goes to BBQ Smokehouse. They delivered what was promised -- delicious food, an extremely competent and flexible staff. Pre- wedding planning was essential. And the staff was warm,friendly and added much to the fun and success of our wedding.
Our wedding went off without a hitch. Much of the credit goes to BBQ Smokehouse. They delivered what was promised -- Read more...
Our wedding went off without a hitch. Much of the credit goes to BBQ Smokehouse. They delivered what was promised -- delicious food, an extremely competent and flexible staff. Pre- wedding planning was essential. And the staff was warm,friendly and added much to the fun and success of our wedding. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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karaokeem
Wedding:
4/10/2010
4.7/5.0
BBQ Smokehouse Catering did a fantastic job at my wedding. They worked their magic for me when my original caterer fell through. The Food was amazing and everyone at the wedding loved it. BBQ Lovers at the reception said it was better than some BBQ in the south! The team set up, cleaned up and keep everything refreshed during the service. The even wrapped up the extras for our guests to take home. I have used them to cater an event at my work because they do such a good job!
BBQ Smokehouse Catering did a fantastic job at my wedding. They worked their magic for me when my original caterer fell Read more...
BBQ Smokehouse Catering did a fantastic job at my wedding. They worked their magic for me when my original caterer fell through. The Food was amazing and everyone at the wedding loved it. BBQ Lovers at the reception said it was better than some BBQ in the south! The team set up, cleaned up and keep everything refreshed during the service. The even wrapped up the extras for our guests to take home. I have used them to cater an event at my work because they do such a good job! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Vroom Groom!
Wedding:
7/4/2009
2.7/5.0
This vendor is a mixed bag in our eyes. We used them for our wedding this summer. I'm not here to rip on the management of this company, but just telling our story. I have nothing against Renee, the manager, but I want to let other prospective patrons to know what they're getting into. I will give positive as well as negative points in this review.

The good: Excellent value, delicious food, excellent servers and staff. Our wedding day went relatively smoothly with the exception of a minor irratating bump
The bad: The catering manager, Renee. Dealing with her before and after were stressful and irritable.

The BBQ was delicious the servers and staffers were very friendly and helpful. The problem was the management of our wedding. Renee did not seem to brief our catering coordinator properly and there was some early confusion before the wedding. But things got worked out. But overall, Renee's customer service seemed to deteriorate as the wedding approached. When we first spoke to her she was very flexible, friendly, helpful, etc. But on follow up calls leading to the wedding she seemed more unorganized and not as service oriented. Things came to a head when we called her after our wedding to state that we didn't think the wedding coordinator was properly briefed. Then we also had some small things we wanted to give feedback on. Nothing disasterous, we just wanted to air them out. We talked to Renee and she was really defensive. She seemed to be throwing everyone under the bus (her staff). She did not take ownership for much of the mistakes and often accused us of being mistaken. After much discussion she did end up apologizing but it seemed very insincere and left a bad taste in our mouth. Overall, the wedding went great and the catering was great thanks to our wedding coordinator as well as the staff that was there, but dealing with Renee before and after the wedding would make me hesitate on recommending this vendor. Hope this helps. Good luck with your wedding!
This vendor is a mixed bag in our eyes. We used them for our wedding this summer. I'm not here to rip on the management of Read more...
This vendor is a mixed bag in our eyes. We used them for our wedding this summer. I'm not here to rip on the management of this company, but just telling our story. I have nothing against Renee, the manager, but I want to let other prospective patrons to know what they're getting into. I will give positive as well as negative points in this review.

The good: Excellent value, delicious food, excellent servers and staff. Our wedding day went relatively smoothly with the exception of a minor irratating bump
The bad: The catering manager, Renee. Dealing with her before and after were stressful and irritable.

The BBQ was delicious the servers and staffers were very friendly and helpful. The problem was the management of our wedding. Renee did not seem to brief our catering coordinator properly and there was some early confusion before the wedding. But things got worked out. But overall, Renee's customer service seemed to deteriorate as the wedding approached. When we first spoke to her she was very flexible, friendly, helpful, etc. But on follow up calls leading to the wedding she seemed more unorganized and not as service oriented. Things came to a head when we called her after our wedding to state that we didn't think the wedding coordinator was properly briefed. Then we also had some small things we wanted to give feedback on. Nothing disasterous, we just wanted to air them out. We talked to Renee and she was really defensive. She seemed to be throwing everyone under the bus (her staff). She did not take ownership for much of the mistakes and often accused us of being mistaken. After much discussion she did end up apologizing but it seemed very insincere and left a bad taste in our mouth. Overall, the wedding went great and the catering was great thanks to our wedding coordinator as well as the staff that was there, but dealing with Renee before and after the wedding would make me hesitate on recommending this vendor. Hope this helps. Good luck with your wedding! Read less
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jacquibeana
Wedding:
6/10/2008
3.4/5.0
I worked primarily with Larry and his wife Renee for my wedding. Renee was always extremely responsive via phone and email which was great. When I first went in for a tasting I got to meet with Larry, his food was amazing. I was having a small wedding so they did not BBQ on spot although I wish I would have asked for them to do so.

I wish I could be giving them a better review, there are just a couple of circumstances that occured which dissapointed me. First, the lady they had deliver and set up the food ran late. I specifically gave them directions and when their empoyee came she mentioned she used directions that I did not recommend because they get everyone lost. The food was still good, I love their BBQ chicken and their pulled pork; however the Texas Beef Brisket was dry and the food was cold by the time it got to the reception.

I can understand this being a one off situation because Larry and Renee were very reputable people and their food is great. I would just make sure and have better communication on directions along with pay extra to make sure their food is cooked on the premices.
I worked primarily with Larry and his wife Renee for my wedding. Renee was always extremely responsive via phone and email Read more...
I worked primarily with Larry and his wife Renee for my wedding. Renee was always extremely responsive via phone and email which was great. When I first went in for a tasting I got to meet with Larry, his food was amazing. I was having a small wedding so they did not BBQ on spot although I wish I would have asked for them to do so.

I wish I could be giving them a better review, there are just a couple of circumstances that occured which dissapointed me. First, the lady they had deliver and set up the food ran late. I specifically gave them directions and when their empoyee came she mentioned she used directions that I did not recommend because they get everyone lost. The food was still good, I love their BBQ chicken and their pulled pork; however the Texas Beef Brisket was dry and the food was cold by the time it got to the reception.

I can understand this being a one off situation because Larry and Renee were very reputable people and their food is great. I would just make sure and have better communication on directions along with pay extra to make sure their food is cooked on the premices. Read less
Services Used: Catering

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