- BBQ Buffet Catering Services -

Gary's Catering is your low stress source for BAR-B-QUE
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We have designed our barbecue and outdoor dining buffet presentations to reflect the casual elegance of an ideal warm summer's night party atmosphere

All entrees are prepared fresh over an open flame and presented to your guests grill side encouraging a festive approach to your outdoor event.

Please let us know if you would like a quote on tents, tables (long, round or hi-top), chairs, lighting, dance floors. Fully functioning portable wash room facilities.

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The following 4 delicious entree combinations feature your choice of
Home-style side dishes displayed in decorative baskets on the buffet

-Number of Side Dishes included vary upon guest attendance-

Upscale & Theme BBQ Buffets featured further down the page!

What is included with our service? "Are there any additional fees," You Ask? Scroll further yet down the page!

Scroll down past the following 4 Casual BBQ Buffets to
review which popular Side Dish Selections can be included with your menu choice.


Casual Buffet 1

Gary's Backyard BBQ Buffet

-$12.95 per person-

Classic Pub Burgers & Hot Dogs

Delicious 1/3rd lb perfectly seasoned "All Beef" Hamburgers &
Chipotle Black Bean Burgers
Complemented by American & Swiss Cheese
Michigan's own "Dearborn brand" high quality natural casing franks

"All beef" and Kosher (additional fee) franks upon request.

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A Bounty of fresh sandwich garnishes on the buffet

Romaine lettuce, sliced tomato, red onion, relish, diced onion, banana peppers, black olives, pickles and bakery fresh buns.

Condiments: mayo, ketchup, mustard, salt, pepper

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Take your Pub Burgers To The Next Level


Gary's Gourmet Burger Toppings

Sliced Avocado, Bleu cheese, Saute' mushroom & onions,

crispy bacon available at grill station.
$1.95 per person



Casual Buffet 2

Gary's All American BBQ Buffet

Minimum of 75 guests for all the following Menus
Note: 100pp minimum Sat & Sun during prime entertaining season (May-Oct)

-$16.95 per person-

Most popular buffet!
Clients rave about its affordability and versatility!


1/3rd lb. Pub Burgers, Sweet Italian Sausage & *Chicken

1/3lb "All Beef" perfectly seasoned Pub Style Burgers & Italian Chicken w/fresh Basil are accompanied by guest choice of Cheddar, Swiss and Provolone
"Eastern Market" Fresh n' Sweet Italian Sausage is deliciously paired with red onion & bell pepper saute' fresh off the grill.

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Other Offerings in place of Italian Sausage:

Smoked Polish Sausage w/onion & pepper saute' OR Bratwurst: kraut or onion & pepper saute'

Will your event have 175 guests or greater? Free upgrade from Italian Sausage to Slow Cooked Pulled Pork -full size or sliders

Kentucky Bourbon, Classic BBQ Sauce or Vinegar Sauce

Fresh sandwich garnishes

Romaine lettuce, sliced tomato, red onion, relish, diced onion, banana peppers, black olives, pickles, bakery fresh buns.
Condiments: mayo, ketchup, mustard, salt, pepper.

*Choice of 1 Chicken entree included

+$.95 per person if you wish to split chicken entree into two prep styles!

Honey BBQ Chicken Quarters

(Locally sourced)
Spice rubbed then slow cooked to seal in its natural juices, periodically basted with Sweet n' Tangy Classic BBQ sauce.

Marinated Chicken Breast

Italian marinate complemented by fresh basil (most popular)
Sweet Teriyaki Glaze
Classic BBQ Sauce



Casual Buffet 3

Gary's Down Home Western BBQ

-$19.95 per person-

Your choice of 3 Delicious Entrees

Your guests will pony up to grill to enjoy classic BBQ

1/3lb Brisket Burgers

Our 100% Domestic Beef burger is a premium blend of
USDA Choice Brisket & Sirloin for delicious taste!

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Chicken Skewers

Choice of 2 marinates: Teriyaki glazed w/bell pepper, onion & mushroom,

Caribbean Jerk w/squash, zuchini and cherry tomatoe, Honey BBQ w/freah Pineapple or Mediterranean with fresh lemon & oregano

Grilled Chicken Breast

Topped with grilled fresh Pineapple Teriyaki Glaze. Other preparation styles available, see above.

BBQ Slow Pulled Pork

There's nothing quite so delicious as a pulled pork sandwich with all the fixings.

Choice of sweet & tangy BBQ sauce, Kentucky Bourbon Sauce or Authentic North Carolina Vinegar sauce.

(your choice of standard size bakery buns or slider buns)

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"Lean & Meaty" BBQ St. Louis Pork Ribs

Spiced rubbed w/Chef Joseph's fresh seasonings, then slow roasted while your Grill Chef periodically bastes with sauce for that appetizing glazed appearance & mouth-watering flavor!

Memphis Dry Rubbed Baby Back Ribs + $2pp

A petite and even more tender baby cousin of St. Louis BBQ Pork Rib.

Racks are dusted with Chef Joseph's signature dry rub recipe and grilled to perfection

1/3lb "Cowboy" Pub Burgers

Not your average burger!

Horseradish Cheddar, Natural Swiss, Sautéed onions & mushrooms and crispy bacon

Casual Buffet 4

Gary's Mix & Match BBQ Buffet

-$23.95 per person-

Your choice of 3 Delicious Entrees

A Step Up From The Classics!
-Popular for Weddings-



Succulent Marinated Beef Tenderloin Skewers

Juicy & Tender presented skewered with Chefs’ medley of farm fresh vegetables.
Offered: Teriyaki Glaze, Mediterranean  or Rustic Garlic & Herb

Slow Cooked Beef Brisket

Offered sliced or chopped, Texas Inspired.

8oz "Prime Angus" Pub Burgers

Juicy and delicious, grilled to perfection! Accompanied by: Horseradish Cheddar, Natural Swiss, Bleu Cheese & Pepper jack cheese. Chef Sauté of Grilled Onions & Mushrooms, Crispy bacon Finished with your choice of delicious fresh garnishes on buffet. Freshly carved Avocado slices +.25 per person

Chicken Breast

Italian marinate complemented with fresh Basil, finished with provolone cheese upon guest request. Sweet & Tangy BBQ, Baja Chipotle Glaze with fresh lime or New Orleans style presented with colorful bell pepper and sweet onion medley, finished with provolone cheese.

Baby Back Ribs

A petite and even more tender baby cousin of St. Louis BBQ Pork Rib.

Memphis Dry Rubbed-Polynesian Kentucky Bourbon-Sweet BBQ

BBQ Southern Style Pulled Pork

There's nothing quite so delicious as slow cooked pulled pork with all the fixings.

Choice of two sauces on the side:
Sweet & tangy BBQ sauce, Kentucky Bourbon sauce or North Carolina's signature vinegar sauce.

Skewered BBQ Shrimp +$2.95pp

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Skewers-Scampi Shrimp Skewers-Honey Ginger BBQ Shrimp Skewers, Garlic Cajun Shrimp Skewers- Jerk Shrimp & Pineapple Skewers

Sweet & Savory Teriyaki Glazed Salmon +$6pp

Perfectly seared on the grill!





Upscale Vegetarian Entrees

you can add to your buffet

Upscale Vegetarian Vegetable Skewers

Presented grill side

Cherry tomato, squash, zucchini, mushrooms, and red onion with savory marinate.
$2.75 ea

25 minimum

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Grilled Portabella Mushroom Caps

Gourmet jumbo mushroom caps, deliciously marinated with roasted garlic, olive oil & finished with zesty Jack cheese.

Make it a sandwich with Gary's fresh sandwich garnishes located on the buffet
$4.25 ea

30 minimum

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Popular Side Dishes included For the Above 4 Buffets

Events Greater than 75-99 guests: 4 sides included!

Events Greater than 100-199 guests: 5 sides included!

Events greater than 200-300 guests: 6 sides included!

Events greater than 300 + guests: 7 sides included!


Caesar, Garden, Greek

(The below 3 salads are available on $15.95pp+ menus)

Santa Fe Salad

Chopped Romaine, Crumbled Bacon, Sweet Corn, Black Beans, Cherry Tomatoes, Shredded Cheese. Herb Croutons, Chipotle Ranch and Italian dressing

Michigan Salad

Medley of field greens, sundried cherries, mushroom, red onion. On side: Candied Pecans, Crumbed Bleu Cheese, Herb Croutons. Choice of 2 dressings. Italian, Ranch, Honey Mustard, Raspberry Vinaigrette

Tossed Caprese Salad

Garden Fresh Cherry Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, Cracked Black Pepper, Kosher Salt, Drizzled with Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinaigrette,


Hand Carved Fruit Medley | Classic Pasta Salad | Creamy Cole Slaw | Steakhouse Potato Salad w/Bacon | Mustard Potato Salad | Chopped Broccoli & Bacon Salad | Mediterranean Ziti Salad | California Artichoke Pasta Salad | Tossed Caprese Salad + .75pp


Garlic & Herb Vegetable Medley | Baked Mac & Cheese w/Crumb Topping | Cheesy Potatoes | Rosemary Roasted Potatoes | Garlic & Herb Roasted Potatoes | Red Beans & Rice | Rice Pilaf | Southwest Fiesta Rice | Vegetable Medley w/light butter sauce | Sweet Corn Cobettes | French Green bean Almondine | Garlic Butter Broccoli & Baby Carrots | Honey Glazed Carrots | Asparagus Spears +$1.25pp | Kettle Style Baked Beans +Bacon n’ Onion | Vegetarian Baked Beans


Parmesan Herb Garlic Toast | Homestyle Cornbread Baskets | Bakers Assorted Rolls


Upscale Elegance presented in a relaxed Casual Atmosphere!


Great for upscale Corporate Open Houses and Wedding Receptions featuring a fun, festive Strolling Theme!


-Minimum guest attendance 125 for Strolling Finger Food BBQ


Chilled Station Highlights
(available upon our guests arrival)

Magnificent multi level arrangement of fresh seasonal fruit & clusters of berries
Artisan cheese accentuated with petite salami horns, gourmet crackers and crisps
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus seated in carved cucumber cups
Farm Fresh Vegetables; peppercorn ranch dipping sauce
Anti pasta skewers (passed service)
Tomato Basil Bruschetta (passed service)
Bloody Mary Shrimp Shooters (passed service)
Salmon Mousse Rosette with Capers (passed service)

Designed for summertime entertaining, this a varied full meal featuring a fresh & delicious finger foods. It is ideal for your formal or informal celebration focusing on a relaxed festive atmosphere highlighting exceptional cuisine in your outdoor setting.

BBQ Selections prepared on site by our
Grill Master Chefs and passed by our staff.

Once the majority of your guests arrive, the (passed service) finger foods will be circulated on platters by our tux attired staff, straight from the bbq stations over a 2.5hr hour period.

Mini Filet Mignon

Wrapped in bacon and skewered

Chicken Hawaiian Brochette

(Marinated chicken tenderloin, pineapple, fresh onion, green and red pepper)

Urban Pulled Pork Sliders

(Petite Pretzel Bun, Honey Dijon BBQ sauce, Horseradish cheddar)

BBQ Garlic Shrimp Skewers
Rosemary Lamb Lollipops

Mint & Onion Chutney

Scallop Wrapped Bacon Bites

Sweet Treat Dessert Station

Mini Cheese Cake, Fruit Tarts, Carrot Cake Bites, Petit Fours and
Chocolate Dipped Jumbo Strawberries

Included at stations: glass appetizer plates & Stainless Steel utensils, white 2ply napkins, linen & tables for chilled & dessert stations.

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BBQ Buffet

$26.95 per person

Caribbean Chicken Skewers

Teriyaki Glazed Beef Tenderloin Skewers

Polynesian Baby Back Ribs

(complimentary Hot Dogs for the Kiddies!)

-This signature buffet features the following-

Parmesan Herb Garlic Toast

(grill side presentation)

Hand Carved Fruit Medley
Sugar snap pea & baby carrot medley

Presented garlic butter sauce

Vegetable Dumplings (steamed or saute')

Sweet chili sauce

Tropical Garden Salad

featuring seven types of field greens, mandarin oranges, sliced tomato, red onion, sunflower seeds, mushrooms, sun dried cranberries and raisins.
Asian sesame dressing, Walnut raspberry vinaigrette and Honey mustard.

Chilled Salad Selection

Hawaiian Ambrosia with mandarin oranges, shredded coconut and maraschino cherries

Maui pasta salad with spiral noodles, snow peas, carrots, cucumber, chopped cilantro, sesame seeds.
(Prepared with fresh pineapple juice)

(1) Starch Selection

Aloha Sweet Potatoes
Brown sugar, shredded coconut, candied pecans
Luau Rice
Water chestnuts, mushroom, onion and fresh herbs
Hawaiian Rice Pilaf
Saute' red & yellow bell pepper, golden raisins, chopped macadamia nuts, diced
fresh pineapple, fresh parsley and hint of roasted garlic

Popular 4th entree add on to above buffet

Grilled Chipotle Shrimp Skewers
Large, plump gulf shrimp prepared with Baja Chipotle marinate dressed with fresh pineapple, red onion and bell pepper

+3 per person

Included in our service

Properly attired Grill Master Chef (s)

Preparing & presenting fresh cooked entrees to your guests grillside!

Unless otherwise stated, our service features "all you can eat" 2 hour grill station & buffet service.
Extended time available; Additional 1/2 hr $75. Additional 1 hour $125.
Time extension must be added prior to your event date.

Commercial Grade Chafing Dishes & Utensils

Include in price: Glossy "quality" plastic white or black 10" plates w/forks & knives, 2ply white dinner napkins.

"Better" Serviceware Upgrade features: Premium hard plastic white 10.25" Dinner plates w/dual edge silver pipping around plate edge for upscale look. Rolled Cutlery (premium white disposable napkin, sturdy "silver look" fork & knife) $1.50 per set. (Note: you can request for your cutlery not to be rolled - this works best if you are having "linen napkins)

"Best" Serviceware Upgrade features: 10.5" China Dinner Plate, Stainless Steel Fork & Knife, 2ply White Dinner Napkin.  $2.95pp fee will apply

**Banquet tables with coverings for buffet items-clients responsibility to provide*

Wait staff on site to tend to buffet upkeep and tear down, bus guest tables & miscellaneous guest services.
# of staff present depends upon event size, theme and menu.

If you feel on your event date that you need a little extra help, Gary's Catering can assist you!

Additional Wait person (s) over and beyond what is included in typical service are available - hourly rate is $40; Minimum of 2 hours.


If you wish to extend the service time for your wait staff so they can continue to take care of you and your guests needs after dinner service is complete; let us know!


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Additional Fees May Be Applicable

5'x3' Commercial High Capacity Charcoal BBQ Grill $85
Additional grills may be required for high guest attendance and will be provided at no additional charge.

19% Administrative Fee
For a complete explanation, please click on our Questions & Answers page.
6% Michigan State Sales Tax

If you are a tax exempt organization, you must be able to provide documentation.
Fee is calculated / assessed by using  round trip travel time & number of miles  from our facility to your event site.


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Client is responsible to obtain appropriate park permits & cover park entrance fee for our catering staff.

Click on our Rental Equipment Page For All Items Offered

Is your event greater than 200 people?
Inquire for available discounts!
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*Hamburgers, Steaks, Tenderloin & Fish Entrees may be requested under cooked; contain or may contain raw or under cooked ingredients & may be cooked to order. Consuming raw or under cooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have a medical condition.