American BBQ Catering

Backyard Grilling Packages

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Grill Master On-Site Cooking


The Grill Master will arrive 60 minutes before your scheduled serve time with a Grill & Equipment to cook your favorite Backyard Menu, fresh on-site.

The Buffet Attendant(s) will professionally set-up your buffet with warming pans, menu signs, decorations, plates, flatware, napkins, and serving utensils. 

Your Server will keep your food freshly stocked and pipin’ hot, while describing the different menu items to your guests. When everyone is full, they will package any leftovers, clean up the buffet and surroundings. Total buffet service time is 1 to 1-1/2 hours.

Please plan to provide 2x 8ft Tables & 1 x6ft Table with coverings (inside or outside) on a level surface for the buffet.

The Grill Service Fee of $550.00 includes a Grill Master & a Buffet Attendant. Weddings may incur a higher fee. Additional Servers are required per 50 guests.

Delivery staring at $50.00 for distances with in 10 minutes from our restaurant.  Additional cost for longer distances.

A Combined Gratuity & Administration Fee of 20% will be automatically included on the invoice.


Call us at 978-948-7900
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*Once confirmed by our catering office, a Deposit by Credit Card or Check guarantees your order.


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What Our Customers Say…

I just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you for catering our wedding! We had the BEST time and all of our guests enjoyed the food. Your employee was incredible. She was so kind, happy, and smiling the whole time. She really worked hard. Again, thank you so much! We’re definitely recommending you to our friends and our guests are still raving about the food.

Wedding Catering Customer

Thank you for the service provided for our annual BBQ. The caterer and cook were amazing, their customer service exceeded expectations; the food was delicious. Thank you for making our gathering a success.

Corporate Catering Customer

The American BBQ was a hit at our wedding — everyone could not stop talking about how great it was! They are professional, responsive, affordable, and delicious. The entire staff was amazing and they’re extremely helpful throughout the planning process (They brought up things I didn’t even think of.) I can’t recommend them enough!

Wedding Catering Customer

The food for our Summer Outing was excellent. Everyone from your team was a pleasure to work with from the very first email I sent, to the servers and cooks at the event. We will definitely keep you in mind for future events.

Corporate Catering Customer

We’re back from our honeymoon and just wanted to say THANK YOUUU! So many people commented on how delicious the food was. Paul and I enjoyed a generous helping of BBQ on our wedding day and from the leftovers! You guys did a wonderful job and we are so glad we chose you to help make our day so special. We’ll see you at the Rowley restaurant soon!

Wedding Catering Customer

Thank you, thank you, thank you for a wonderful BBQ. The food was delicious. Your staff was great and supportive to make sure everything was perfect for us. There was so much to eat, we enjoyed it again the day after. Thank you for making our kick-off to summer a hit. We will certainly be seeing you again.

Corporate Catering Customer

Michele and her team were amazing! We had a multicultural wedding where we merged BBQ with Nigerian food. Michelle worked with us to make a buffet where our guests were able to try both food types. Everyone was raving about the food and I was so thankful we went through a company that was so punctual, organized and produced such a delicious meal! Thanks so much!

Wedding Catering Customer
American BBQ Catering

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Smoked BBQ Packages

Choose one of our customizable menus for any occasion. We will deliver and set up for self-service buffet, or provide staffing if desired. This is the perfect option for parties of 25 or more.

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Backyard Grilling


Looking for the ultimate grilling experience without spending your day behind the grill? We’ll bring everything, and you get to enjoy yourself. For parties of 60 or more weekday’s, 75 or more weekends.



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 Bulk á la Carte Menu

Unexpected guests? Not to worry! Whether you need food for 2 or 20, we have everything you need in multiple sizes for pick-up at any time. Great for outdoor parties too!

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Before placing your order, please inform your server if a person in your party has a food allergy. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dates, Guest Count & Rain Dates:

After you have decided on a date, give us a call at 978-948-7900 or e-mail us at to check on availabilty.
A non-refundable 1/3 deposit by credit card or check is required to secure the date.  
Your emailed receipt will serve as a contract for the event.

You may postpone your event up to 48 hours prior to your event.  You are always welcome to reschedule, based on availability.


We all get wet unless you have made suitable arrangements for us and for your guests.


Final guest count guarantees are due by phone or e-mail 10 days prior to your event.  You can always increase numbers after this date.


After 9 days or less before your event, you may add to the guaranteed guest count, but you may not decrease the number.  


Set-Up & Serving Times:

For delivery & set up, we arrive approximately 30-60 minutes prior to your serving time.
For full service, we arrive approximately 60 minutes prior to your serving time.


It is important to provide us with the correct serving time so that we can have your food properly prepared when you’re ready to have it served.  Please do not confuse the serving time with the arrival of your guests.  If you are planning to have cocktails or appetizers, we suggest a serving time of 1 hour after the arrival time of your guests.


A typical buffet can be served in 30-60 minutes per 100 guests.  Larger groups may require more than one buffet line.


The buffet/serving line will be open for 1 to 1&1/2 hours, depending on the needs of your event.


General Preparations & Info:

A suitable serving site with two 8’ buffet tables (unless otherwise specified) on a level surface with hungry people who really want to enjoy some delicious BBQ!!!


Our staff would appreciate having adequate access to the buffet/cooking area which includes a parking spot as close to the area as possible. A level surface for the buffet tables. If it is at night, adequate lighting for the buffet/cooking area.


A Professional Service Staff, quality food, disposable plates and flatware, serving utensils and chafing pans. We appropriately decorate the buffet, display a framed menu & place cards for each food item. Wet ones & extra paper towels (Up-graded disposable place settings or full china also available)


After everyone has been served, if more of your menu choices are available, it’s all yours.

After everyone is full, if there are any leftovers, we will pack them up and put them wherever you request. (You are responsible for proper storage of any leftover food)


Fire Permits are never required for home events or pre-cooked meals served in warming pans.  Some towns (ie: Topsfield or Cambridge, MA) do require a fire permit for on-site grilling with propane at particular venues or public spaces.


Yes, we are fully insured and our employees are properly covered.

Clean-Up & Payment:

We’ll never rush you, but it is likely we will be gone two hours after we begin serving.


We leave the site as clean as we found it. After we have finished serving we pick up anything disposable (excluding alcohol related items) on the guest tables and surrounding area.


Payment is due in full on the day of the event, usually by Credit card kept securely on file, unless prior arrangements have been made. Any gratuity can be added to your credit card receipt or given separately in cash.  Either of which is greatly appreciated for a job well done!