It’s hard to believe it, but we’re halfway through summer! If you haven’t had a backyard BBQ yet and are looking for the best San Diego County BBQ catering, then here are six things you should consider before you make your decision.
- Find out what equipment they use.
A professional BBQ caterer doesn’t use a BBQ grill they bought from Home Depot. A sign of a committed, seasoned BBQ caterer is how much they’ve invested into their kitchen.
At CowgirlQ, we use customized, portable, stainless steel grills with dual grates on suspension chains, which allows us to control the heat by moving the grates up and down. We also have a state of the art rotisserie Southern Pride smoker to prepare whole hogs and pancetta. Did we mention that our equipment was custom-made just for us in Tijuana?
- Ask how they source meat.
All of the seasoning, grilling and marinating skills in the world won’t make up for poorly-sourced cuts of meat. If you’re searching for quality San Diego County BBQ catering, then be sure to find out how the meat is sourced.
At CowgirlQ, we source the finest cuts of meat from Heritage Farms. Animals enjoy sunshine, healthy feed and space to roam, which means better quality meat.
- Learn about their smoking process.
Certain types of meat require many hours of smoking before it can be grilled. When searching for a bbq caterer, ask about their smoking process and what type of equipment and fuel they use.
- Find out if they offer plant-based and gluten-free menu options.
While we couldn’t imagine life without BBQ, we understand that some are hesitant to eat meat. That’s why we are happy to offer plant-based entrees. We can also personalize dishes to accommodate allergies or food preferences — just let us know!
- Ask about minimum-order requirements.
When it comes to BBQ, the preparation process is quite involved and requires significant time and energy. That’s why BBQ caterers often have minimum-order requirements.
- Learn about their safe food service methods.
Ordering food can be risky, whether you have allergies, food sensitivities or a compromised immune system. At CowgirlQ, our customers’ safety is a priority. When preparing food, staff is required to wear gloves, hairnets, and appropriate hats.
Now that you’ve learned a bit more about the best San Diego County BBQ catering company, check out our Full Service Menu and give us a call!