Having a party? Choose from a fully catered experience where we can deliver / set up / disappear and let you be the perfect host!**
What info do you need?
Before we can give you a quote, we need to know a few things:
What types of events do you cater?
We do almost anything!!
Weddings, Film/Television/Commercial Sets, Festivals, Birthdays, Parties, Church Gatherings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Office Parties, Picnics, Tastings, Meetings, or Any Special Event!
At this time we do not serve Alcohol.
What are your minimum requirements for catering events?
If we are vending that day or have another gig, we will gladly try and fit you into our schedule. If its a day we are open, we do ask for a minimum of 50 people. Though there have been exceptions, and nothing is set in stone. It never hurts to ask!.
Do I need to secure a parking spot for the truck?
We require that our customers guarantee parking for the date of the event. If utilizing the trailer, it cannot be parked within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or in any illegal parking spot. The trailer is 28 feet long, excluding the tongue, and requires space for lines, tables, etc. If we are unable to park on-location the day of the event, we will do our best to get the food to your location. In the event we cannot get to the event because of location issues, or any reason not related to J & J BBQ, the customer must come and pick up food from another location.
Is there a service charge? And is that separate from gratuity?
We do NOT add a service charge to your bill. Gratuity is separate, and is at the customer’s discretion. For some events, we do charge a Delivery/Setup Fee.
Do you charge a travel fee?
We do. For delivery, there is a small fee to help cover gas and other transportation costs.
Does the customer have to provide a permit for the truck to cater the event?
Some areas may require permits, at the customer’s cost. Please contact your local municipality to answer any of these questions. Please let us know the details of the event location and we will determine whether there will be any additional fees for necessary permits out of our area.
Does the customer need to provide plates, utensils, & napkins?
When serving from the truck (whether a la carte or unlimited), we provide disposable and compostable serving dishes, utensils, and napkins. When serving hors d’hoeuvres, we use disposable serving trays, which some clients choose to replace with their own serving platters. For drop off events, we provide plates, napkins, and utensils.
Is the customer responsible for trash?
Yes, the customer must provide garbage cans and remove the trash for disposal at the end of the event. The truck is responsible for trash disposal within the truck only.
How far in advance do I need to book an event?
We require at least a 3 (Three) days notice for all catered events, though the sooner you book the better so you can secure your date! Again, it never hurts to ask!
When do you need a deposit vs. full payment?
We require a 50% deposit to secure any event. Payment in full is required either before of at the time of the event. This is so we don't interrupt your party.
If the event is canceled:
-30 days or more prior to the event date: the full deposit will be refunded
-15-29 days prior to the event date: 50% of the deposit will be refunded
-4-14 days prior to the event date: the full deposit will be retained by us
-3 days or less prior to the event: the full amount of the event will be retained/owed to us
Please see "Catering Contract" above for more information.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, credit cards, checks, or PayPal (Friends and Family), or we can send you an invoice via Square!
**Our prices & minimums are subject to change at any time.
**We reserve the right to refuse service at any time.
We Make Magic With Fire and Smoke Est. 2009