Sussex Chef Style
BBQ catering is one of Sussex Chef’s flagship services and one Ben is very passionate about. Ben says “The key to a great BBQ is to start with the very best ingredients you can lay your hands on, 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 still impressive manner.
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.
It’s pretty much all about you! We can cater in almost any location you tell us when and were and we’ll take care or the rest. But if you need a little help deciding here are a few 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.
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 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 thier theme.
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.
Real Sussex Beef Burgers
We use Sussex beef mince and hand-press our own burgers. We use our own special recipe, and cooked over charcoal, they taste incredible.
Sussex Reared Spare Ribs
Marinated in our own barbecue sauce, then cooked long and slow ‘Sous Vide’ style. We then char grill them over hot coals – truly delicious!
Free Range Chicken Skewers
Marinated in coriander and lime in our Sussex kitchen, and served with a sweet chilli sauce.
Whole Butterfly Leg of Lamb
Sussex reared lamb, marinated in lavender, aged Balsamic vinegar, rosemary and rock salt.
Roasted Med Veg Salad
Not simply a side dish, our salads are a delicious addition to any table. Pictured, Roasted Mediterranean vegetable salad with cous cous home-made pesto.
Trio of Tomato Salad
Heritage tomatoes with mozzarella, red onion and basil – the taste of summer!
Of course a barbeque wouldn’t be complete without something chilled to greet your guests.
Sussex Chef offers a range of drinks services to keep your guests topped up.
From fully catered reception drinks service to your own personally acquired beverages served by our professional serving staff.
We will help you plan every detail of your party with you, to help you achieve the day of your dreams.
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