Gus’s BBQ Catering brings the celebrated hospitality of our restaurant straight to your event.
Once onsite, our capable staff works hard to ensure that you and your guests are able to sit back and enjoy a smooth service filled with fresh and delicious BBQ! Whether we are celebrating your big day or catering your office party, we strive to provide a no-fuss, collaborative process that accommodates each event’s unique needs with ease. We look forward to working together!
Let us know the day and time you want your order ready. We’ll have it packed and ready for pick-up.
Delivery and Set-Up
(Minimum order $500 + delivery charge) We’ll deliver everything in disposable aluminum pans and help you set it up.
(Minimum of 100 guests) We’ll take care of everything from set-up to serving, and finally clean-up. Our staff will provide everything you need on a buffet line.
*All Inclusive Trailer Package
Our full service SMOKEr TRAILER is sure to WOW your guests!
(Minimum of 100 guests) Featuring your own personal pitmaster, a wood burning smoker, 55 inch flat screen TV, surround sound stereo system and a kegerator. Choose catering package 1-4 and add the Smoker Trailer for an additional fee, or go with our all inclusive Trailer Package. It’s the ultimate party on wheels!
*Smoker Trailer subject to weather conditions and parking restrictions. Only available within 15 miles of South Pasadena location.
All catering orders are subject to availability. Please allow us at least 72 hours notice for all pick up and delivery orders. Full service options should be booked at least one week in advance and Smoker Trailer events require at least 2 weeks advance notice.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
how far will gus’s travel?
We have a 15 mile radius for full service events and 30 miles for delivery.
how does the food travel and stay warm?
Our food is packed in “hot boxes” that will keep it at a safe and hot temperature.
what is included in full service?
We will bring all the necessary tools in order to serve your guests our delicious food buffet style. We provide everything required for our buffet set up including our tables, linens, table runners, chafing dishes, serving utensils, and décor. We are more than happy to provide complimentary durable black plastic plates as well as cutlery, paper napkins, and wet naps.
how many servers will i need?
As a rule of thumb, we recommend one server per 30 guests. We staff a minimum of two servers per event.
what can i expect of the servers at my event?
For your event you will be assigned a captain who will be your point of contact throughout the day. You will also be provided a wait staff that will handle setting up/cleaning up the buffet station and serving the food. The team is unable to assist in event set up, tear down, or anything not related to food service.
does gus’s provide bar service?
Currently we only offer beer service on the smoker trailer package. We do, however, offer a variety of non-alcoholic options.
what are the additional charges that apply to the full service catering options?
We charge $150 per captain and $125 per server for a five-hour block. Anything above five hours will be charged at $30 per captain/hr, $25 per server/hr. There is also an administrative onsite fee based on the total food order that is charged to all events to cover equipment, fuel, insurance, permits, and other miscellaneous charges.
is gratuity automatically added to the bill?
We do not add gratuity to your bill as we believe this is at the discretion of our guests based on the level of hospitality received. Our team will work hard to ensure that your event goes smoothly and that everything is to your satisfaction. Our staff is appreciative of any gratuity that you should choose to provide.
how early do you arrive to set-up?
We typically need one hour to set up for full service events and 1 hour and 30 minutes for events using the smoker trailer. If you need us to arrive earlier for any reason please notify the catering coordinator to discuss options.
what if i have food left over?
In the event that you find yourself with a few additional helpings left over, our servers will be more than happy to pack up your extras. We can package it family style for you to keep, or you can send your guests home with individual to-go portions.
how long do i have until my final head count is needed?
We ask that you provide us with your final head count at least five days prior to your event.
does gus’s require a deposit?
We will require an e-signature and a 50% deposit for any order above $1,000.
can i combine or alter packages?
Unfortunately, we do not allow guests to alter or combine any of our packages.