About Us

Mission Statement

To promote the culture of authentic southern style cuisine through unique BBQ catered events.

How We Got Here
In 1998 our founders decided to channel their mutual love of southern style barbecue into a business partnership. Years of hard work and dedication have led us to become the company we are today. Throughout the years much has changed. Our team has gotten a lot larger, the events have gotten a lot bigger and our client list hasn’t stopped growing. One thing has stayed the same; our passion for barbecue has never waivered.

Real BBQ, Defined.
BBQ, barbeque, barbecue, or bar-b-q? However you spell it, all these terms are derived from the Spanish word “Barbacoa.” This ancient process involved cooking meats in large pits of smoldering coals. To this day, traditional southern smoker barbecue cookers are referred to as “pits”, true to their ancient past.

The slow-smoking aspect of BBQ came from Eastern European immigrants that settled throughout the south in the 1800’s. Butchers and meat purveyors from the old country brought with them the skill of slow cooking traditionally inexpensive and tough cuts of meat, rendering them tender and tasty.

Cooking meat on a hot grill may be an ancient tradition, but to fully grasp what BBQ is, you have to understand the different styles. Barbecue is a regional cuisine, there are variances in meats and sauces from state to state or even county to county. In the Carolinas, and through the east coast, pork is all the rage with vinegar, mustard, or tomato-based sauces. Beef reigns supreme in Texas, with signature items being beef brisket and longhorn beef ribs.

With so many cuisines, the boundaries of regional barbecue have become blurred. Fusion of sauces and ingredients from different cultures and regions is contributing to the evolution of traditional barbecue into a diverse cooking style.

We Serve Southern-style BBQ
Barbecue isn’t defined by boundaries. That’s why The BBQ Gourmet brought authentic southern-style barbecue right here to Ontario. We have created unique sauces and recipes that cross regions to mix the best of traditional ways with innovative new styles and tastes. We take pride in bringing the culture and tastes of the southern United States north of the border for your enjoyment.

It’s Not Just About the Food
Southern BBQ culture is steeped in tradition and does not end with just the food on your plate. We proudly promote the values of community, charity, and family in all of our day to day operations.

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Meat Lovers Add 50% more meat to your meal (pricing applies to menus including hamburgers, hot dogs, sausages, chicken, veggie burgers, etc.)

$3.75 per guest


Premium Meat Lovers Add 50% more meat to your meal (pricing applies to menus with brisket, pulled pork, chicken supreme, ribs, etc.)

$5.75 per guest


Rib Me Baby Add our Succulent St. Louis Ribs to your BBQ (2 bones per person)

$5.95 per guest


Baked Potato Bar Includes 5 Toppings: Sour Cream, Butter, Chives, Cheddar, and Bacon Bits

$3.95 per guest

Iowa Corn Roast

Treat your guests to an authentic festival corn roast experience! We’ll bring our Iowa Corn Roaster to your event location and roast sweet corn on-site. Guests will be served their hot, in-the-husk cob of corn from a separate service station.

Fixin’s include hot butter, salt, pepper, lemon pepper, and parmesan cheese. $4.25 per guest – 500 guest minimum

Want corn but don’t have 500 guests? Ask about our other corn options!

Southern Sides

Bean Your BBQAdd our maple baked beans to any meal

$1.95 per guest

Momma’s Mac and CheeseAdd this southern favourite to any meal

$2.75 per guest

Ch Ch Chili (vegetarian available)Add some scrumptious chili to any meal

$1.95 per guest

Baked Jalapeno Corn BreadAdd a little bite to your meal with our homemade corn bread

$ 1.50 per guest

Top-It Off

Cheddar Cheese Add shredded cheddar cheese to your burger or sandwich

$1.50 per guest

BBQ Peameal Bacon Add Canadian peameal bacon to your burger or sandwich

$1.75 per guest

Sautéed Mushrooms Add our thinly sliced mushrooms, sautéed in red wine and fresh herbs, to your burger or sandwich

$1.75 per guest

Sautéed Onions Add our thinly sliced Spanish onions, sautéed in fresh creamy butter, to your burger or sandwich

$1.75 per guest

Ice Cream Packages

The Basic Super Frosty: Delicious vanilla ice cream dipped in rich chocolate Super Fudgie: Chocolatey ice milk on a stick. Super Lolly Rocket: Four exciting flavours (blue raspberry, strawberry, peach & lemon lime). Ice Cream Sandwich: Vanilla ice cream between two chocolate wafer cookies. $1.95 per guest


The Midline Drumstick: Premium Vanilla Drumstick with a fudge or caramel core, smothered in rich chocolate. Oreo Sandwich: Oreo ice cream sandwiched between two cookie wafers. LifeSavers Popsicle: Cherry, lemon, lime, pineapple and orange five flavor popsicles. $4.50 per guest

The Executive Häagen-Dazs Vanilla/Milk Chocolate Bar: The ultimate vanilla ice cream bar in a milk chocolate coating. Häagen-Dazs Vanilla/Almond Bar: The ultimate vanilla ice cream bar in a milk chocolate coating with almonds. Häagen-Dazs Salted Caramel Bar: The ultimate vanilla ice cream bar in a milk chocolate coating with ribbons of salted caramel. $6.25 per guest



All novelty packages are served from custom ice creams carts with umbrellas. A cart surcharge may be applied to events under 200 guests.

The Little Extras

Ask how we can help you with:

  • Tables, chairs, linen rentals
  • Tent rentals
  • China and cutlery rentals
  • Games and inflatables
  • DJs, Solo Musicians, and Bands

What’s Included

Included in All BBQ Gourmet Events:

• Authentic, competition smoker BBQs

• On-site co-coordinator

• Cooking and serving staff (buffet style)

• Upgraded disposable plates, cutlery, napkins

• All appropriate condiments and sauces

• Foodservice canopies

• Buffet service tables

• Chafing dishes and serving utensils


What’s Not Included?

• Truck Fee

• Waitstaff & Bartenders (if needed)

• Rental Items (if needed – tents, china, glassware etc.)

• Gratuity, 15% Service Charge, HST


A minimum pre-tax food order of $1,800.00 applies to any event within the Toronto area. Divide $1,800.00 by the individual package price to determine attendance minimums. Additional minimums apply for out-of-town events. For further information or to book your event today: Call us at 416.783.7257 Email us at mail@thegourmetgroup.com Visit us at www.bbqgourmet.com