BBQ and Picnic Catering

Best Phoenix BBQ Catering

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Starts with the Best BBQ Ingredients

If you are searching for Arizona’s best BBQ & Picnic Catering, then you have come to the right place. Fat Freddy’s Catering has been serving mouthwatering BBQ since the early 1990’s.   It starts with the best selection of meats you can find; quality is the key.  We have a specific blend of spices for each cut of meat. These spices get hand rubbed into the meat before going to the smoker.

We use Pecan hardwood in our Southern Pride Rotisserie Smoker.   It has as a sweet, nutty, and rich flavor, similar to hickory, which is great for poultry.  It’s also strong enough to stand up to beef, pork, and game meats as well.   Finally, the magic happens in the smoker; some things get just a few minutes and others spend hours in the smoker.

Everything is Smoked in House

Fat Freddy’s professional BBQ & Picnic Catering is the best choice for events being held in Phoenix, Glendale, Anthem, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler – anywhere in Maricopa County.   We have a variety of smoked meats like baby back ribs, pulled pork, smoked chicken, homemade smoked sausage, smoked turkey and the juiciest smoked beef brisket you’ll ever have.  all with our secret savory sauces. You will find that our portions are quite generous and include at least two of our great picnic side dishes like baked beans, traditional coleslaw, mac & cheese, homestyle potato salad and much more.

As one of the top Arizona catering companies in the valley, Fat Freddy’s Catering has been serving authentic, home-cooked food since 1993. We take pride in serving great tasting food, generous portions, timely delivery, and budget-friendly menus. We offer drop-off service in addition to full-service Event Catering, which usually includes kitchen staff, catering staff, beautiful service ware and serving dishes, a rainbow of linen options or fun BBQ & Picnic Theme Props.  There are different types of food service options available; self serve buffets, safely being served from the Buffet or Individual Packaging.  We even have On-Site Grilling, certain menus only and requires additional labor and set-up fees.    Call our office with your questions. 

BBQ & Picnic Catering “TO-GO”

We recently expanded the business to include a separate barbecue division for our local community and families.  Freddy has been doing barbecue for years but for the past several years only the large groups and events could get his brand of BBQ.  Now anyone (EVERYONE) can get the same great barbecue but in smaller, family size portions.  Check it out at  — because you can pick it up from our ‘back door.’



Let Fat Freddy’s Help:

Let Fat Freddy’s catering service focus on the food for your next event so you can focus on enjoying the party.   

As a full service caterer, Fat Freddy’s Catering can assist you in coordinating and obtaining the proper insurance certificates for the park or venue.  We work with most of the different city parks and recreation offices.  Our start to finish planning and day-of assistance is charged at 20%.  If you would rather coordinate certain things on your own; we’re happy to refer you to some of our favorite and trusted vendors who will take care of you like our family.  These are a few of the areas we can help…

  • Inflatables
  • Concessions: Cotton Candy, Snow Cones, Popcorn
  • Entertainment
  • Games & Contests
  • Tent & Table Rentals
  • Beverage Services
  • and much more (Face Painter maybe)

Fat Freddy’s Jerk Rub Recognized for Representing the Best in Barbecue

Louisville, KY (02/21/13) – The National Barbecue Association (NBBQA) has announced Fat Freddy’s catering as the first place winner in the “Barbecue Dry Rub & Seasoning – Caribbean/Jerk & Mediterranean/Herb” category of the 2013 NBBQA Awards of Excellence.

The annual Awards of Excellence competition recognizes the best barbecue products in a number of industry categories, including sauces, dry rubs, marinades, and accessories. In all, twenty-six categories were judged on their quality, ingenuity, and, of course, taste.

“It’s an honor to receive this award for a recipe that I created over 25 years ago”, said Fred Renstrom, Owner and Executive Chef. “It began as a wet jerk marinade that I used when I ran a Caribbean restaurant in Scottsdale, AZ and now I’ve made it into a dry rub that we use at Fat Freddy’s Catering for our Jamaican Jerk Pork and Chicken.”

The competition was held in advance of the 2013 NBBQA National Conference in Mobile, Alabama, where the official results were announced on February 21. Fat Freddy’s Catering winning product, Fat Freddy’s Jerk Rub was among nearly 600 entries in the contest. Judging is supervised by NBBQA officials but conducted under the independent direction of the Rend Lake Culinary Arts School in Ina, Illinois.

“Congratulations to Fat Freddy’s Catering,” said Jeff Allen, NBBQA executive director. “They stand out as leaders in the industry. We are pleased to recognize them for their contribution to supporting the great American tradition of barbecue.”

Founded in 1991, the National Barbecue Association (NBBQA) and its nearly 2,000 members are dedicated to bringing barbecue enthusiasts together and supporting the barbecue industry. NBBQA’s goals are to promote the recognition and image of the industry, foster new business opportunities for its members, and educate and inform the public about the art and enjoyment of barbecue.

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