Barbecue Catering in Sussex

Authentic Charcoal Barbecues

At Sussex Chef, we pride ourselves in cooking up the best barbecues in Sussex, perfect for any occasion

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At Sussex Chef, we pride ourselves in cooking up the best barbecues in Sussex. Perfectly suited for family gatherings and important milestone celebrations, our charcoal barbecues make food look, smell and taste divine! We marinade all our meat two days before your event to ensure a truly rich, delicious, mouth-watering flavour. We can cater for small family parties of 20-30 people, up to large-scale events of 200 or more.

Barbecue catering is one of Sussex Chefs flagship services and one Ben is very passionate about. Ben says “the key to a great barbecue is to start with the very best ingredients you can lay your hands on and always cook them over charcoal for that authentic barbeque flavour. Be adventurous and bold with the flavours you’re using, while making sure there is something on the menu that everyone will like.” Barbeques are a great way to bring people together and serve food in a less formal but impressive way.

We have undoubtedly and unquestionably perfected our Barbecue catering across Sussex and the South East. Our barbecue catering provides a very relaxed catering experience that suits larger occasions and family gatherings for weddings, birthdays, house warmings, christenings, anniversaries, retirement party or simply just a get together with friends.

Our food promise


At Sussex Chef, we use only the best, locally sourced meat and endeavour to use as much produce from the local area as we can. One of our favourite places to get our meat is Butterbox Farm which is only a stone’s throw from our kitchen in the heart of Sussex.

We always use seasonal produce, and take great pride in properly marinating all our meats two days before your event. We then cook over hot coals for that unrivalled classic barbecue taste. From whole legs of lamb marinated in rosemary, rock salt and garlic to probably the world’s best home-made Beef Burgers. We love to barbecue just about anything and everything is just bursting with flavour!

Styles of service

Your event needs to be built around you and how you would like your party, event or wedding to run. We find that for the traditional garden party, an informal buffet service is the most well suited, and the most popular. For weddings, we offer a more formal service, where guests come up to the buffet but are seated at beautifully dressed tables and our waiting staff attend to your guests. We also provide the option of serving beautiful displays of sharing platters to each table where the food becomes the star of the show.

Barbeque F.A.Q’s

Do you only cater in Sussex?

No, we also tiptoe in to Surrey and Kent.

Do you cater for children?

Yes of course, we are a family company and we understand that if the parents won’t relax until they know that their children are being well looked after.

Do you cater for vegetarians?

Most certainly yes, all our food with the exception of bread is made in our kitchen in the heart of Sussex and we are happy to cater for all dietery requriments such as Vegeterian, Gluten Free, Vegan, Kosher, Dairy Free and Halal.

Do you have your own gazebo?

Yes, (weather permitting) we come completely self sufficient. We come with all the nessasarry equipment to cater for your party so you don’t need to worry about a thing. If your venue has no electricity or running water, let us know and we will bring our own.

Can we have sharing platters on the tables?

Yes, however, you wil need extra staff, larger tables and no decoration on the tables. The food becomes the star of the show, and we have some fun serving ideas… we’ll guide you through all this when you make your enquiry with us.

Can we change the menu?

All our food is made to order and some of our menus that we have enjoyed cooking the most are ones where our client have asked them to work to their theme.

What if it rains?

Our BBQ’s are built to be able to still cook in very light rain, if your venue does not have adequate cooking facilities for the numbers attending your event then we do recommend that you ask for oven hire well in advance. It all depends on how strictly you want to stick to your timings.

Can you cater for dietary requirements?

In these modern times the list of dietary requirements is ever growing. At Sussex Chef we feel it is imperative that everyone at your party should be able to enjoy themselves and be able to eat and feel safe in the knowledge that their dietary needs are being catered for. So, if you or any of your guests require a Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Halal, Vegan or Kosher diet, or have any Allergies to be catered for the team at Sussex Chef are at your service.

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