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Interactive BBQ Catering Experience: 3 Features That Will Enhance The Experience

An interactive BBQ catering experience will allow your guests to not only enjoy the food but also submerge themselves in an entertaining, and often educative, dining experience. Instead of having the food prepared ahead of time, experienced chefs will prepare the food on-site for your guests. It's a lot of fun for everyone. Here are 3 features you should look for when choosing the best interactive BBQ caterers for your event. 

A Wide Selection of Sauces and Spices

There are many different types of styles and flavors of BBQ found all over the U.S. While some people may like their meat covered in a thick sauce, others may appreciate a more smokey and dry texture and flavor.

To cater to the preferences of all of your guests, look for interactive BBQ caterers that can offer a wide selection of different sauces and spices to your guests. For example, some may prefer the thick, sweet tomato and molasses-based sauce that is slathered all over the meat and vegetables in Kansas City-styled BBQ whereas others may prefer a thin, spice and vinegar-based sauce that is used in North Carolina-styled BBQ.

Large Enough and Sufficient Grill Equipment 

On top of making sure that the caterers offer a wide selection of different sauces and BBQ styles, you should also consider whether the caterers have appropriate equipment to deal with the amount of guests that will be attending your event. You don't want your guests to be waiting around for long periods of time just to get a bite. 

You should always ask the caterers regarding the amount of space that their grill equipment will take up and the amount of outlets and power the equipment will need. You will have to make sure ahead of time that the venue you have chosen can accommodate these needs.

Engaging Chefs to Entertain the Crowd

Even if the food is good, the entire interactive BBQ catering experience will be dampened if the chefs and caterers cannot entertain or educate your guests. You want to make sure that the caterers are sociable and are knowledgeable on the type of food that they are serving as your guests will be interacting with them for long periods of time.

If possible, you should audition the caterers before you hire them. Pretend that you are one of your guests, and sit down for a course. This way, not only will you get a good idea on how the food tastes like, but you'll also get a good idea on the quality of the interaction that your guests will enjoy.


An interactive BBQ catering experience is definitely something you should consider looking into. Not only is the entire experience a lot of fun, but having the meat, seafood and vegetables barbecued at the venue ensures optimal freshness.  

For more information, contact a BBQ catering business like Bassett Caterers.