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- SUMMER WEDDINGS FEATURING FRESH BBQ MENUS -
Serving Southeastern Michigan Since 1964!
Casual - Theme -Elegant BBQ Buffets
are our speciality!
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.
The following 4 delicious entree combinations feature your choice of
-Number of Side Dishes included vary upon guest attendance-
Home-style side dishes displayed in decorative baskets on the buffet
Upscale & Theme BBQ Buffets featured further down the page!
What is included with our service? Are there any additional fee's, 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.
OUR MENU PRICING IS BASED ON PER PERSON, NOT PER PLATE!
-Prelude to Dinner Service-
If there is an extended period between when guests arrive and when the meal is served, you may wish to consider a cocktail hour featuring delicious morsels to titillate their taste buds while awaiting the arrival of your wedding partyGorgeous bountiful buffet featuring decorative mirrors & display risers!
offered for $4.95 per person
Attractively presented assortment of domestic cheese paired with artesian crackers, petite salami horns, crisp cucumber, assorted seasonal berries, colorful carved melon and farm fresh Vegetables Crudites with dipping sauce.
You Pick 5 Appetizer Station $7.25 per person
Price includes your choice of five items
Add 6th selection +$2.00pp
Selections to choose from include
Domestic & import cheese
accentuated with petite salami horns, crisp cucumber and artesian crackers
Colorful medley of seasonal berries and carved melon
Farm fresh Garden Vegetable Crudities
Garnished with fresh strawberry spears
Stuffed Mushroom Caps
Zesty Sausage stuffed
Traditional or Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Bread stix and pita
Tomato Basil Bruschetta
Petite Antipasto Skewers
Sun-Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Skewers
Roasted Vegetables & Goat Cheese Flatbread Triangles
Bacon Wrapped Dates
Bacon Wrapped Rosemary Potatoes
Presented warmed, Greek Style Spinach Pie
(Sweet n' sour, Swedish, Marinara w/chopped Parsley or Classic BBQ)
Warm Spinach Artichoke Dip
w/pita triangles and tortilla chips
Fried Brussel Sprouts w/Honey Sriracha Glaze
Bavarian Pretzel Bites w/Warm Craft Beer Cheese
Garlic Parmesan Wings
Garden Vegetable Shooters +$1.75ea
Julienne carrot, yellow bell pepper, zucchini & celery atop buttermilk ranch sauce presented in glass shooter
Chilled Shrimp Shooters +$2.50ea
Jumbo Shrimp, sprig of dill, zesty cocktail sauce presented in glass shooter -Upscale presentation-
Smoked Salmon +$2.95pp
Presented on vegetable crisp; Chive cream cheese spread
Jumbo Chocolate Dipped Strawberries -$21.95 per dz
Shrimp Cocktail -$175
Jumbo shrimp seated on a blanket of romaine, complemented by carved lemon and Chef Joseph's zesty cocktail sauce. Price includes 125 units.
Glossy white or black appetizer plates, forks, napkins. 1 hour continuous service with attendant included.
(Upgrade to glass appetizer plates +.50ea)
$9.95 per person
Glass plates, cocktail napkins. Decorative accents, wood displays, tiered arrangements.
1 hour service included
Featuring a Fine Selection of the Following Meats:
Proscuitto, Capocollo, Mortadella, Tasso Ham, Charred Andouille Sausage
Sweet gherkins, bacon wrapped dates, country pate, pistachio goat cheese log, bleu cheese, aged cheddar, mixed nuts, jalapeno stuffed olives, black olives, seasonal berries & grapes.
Whole grain mustard, artisian crackers & flatbread crisps, crostini, assorted bread sticks
Gary's Backyard BBQ Buffet
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.
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
-Popular Add on to the Backyard BBQ Buffet-
"Eastern Market" Fresh n' Sweet Italian Sausage
Complemented by Grill Chef saute'
medley of bell pepper & onion
Accompaniment by Sauerkraut or Pepper & Onion Saute'
only $1.50 pp!
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
MINIMUM OF 100 GUESTS FOR THE BACKYARD BBQ BUFFET.
Gary's All American BBQ Buffet
Minimum of 75 guests for all the following Menus
-$14.95 per person-
Most popular buffet!
Clients rave about it's affordability and versatility!
1/3rd lb. Pub Burgers, Sweet Italian Sausage & *Chicken
1/3lb "All Beef" perfectly seasoned Pub Style Burgers & Italian Chicken w/fresh Basil are accompanied by guest choice of Cheddar, Swiss and Provolone
"Eastern Market" Fresh n' Sweet Italian Sausage is deliciously paired with red onion & bell pepper saute' fresh off the grill.
BBQ Meal Deal -Free Hot dogs!
Other Offerings in place of Italian Sausage:
Smoked Polish Sausage w/onion & pepper saute' OR Bratwurst: kraut or onion & pepper saute'
Will your event have 175 guests or greater? Free upgrade from Italian Sausage to Slow Cooked Pulled Pork -full size or sliders
Kentucky Bourbon, Classic BBQ Sauce or Vinegar Sauce
Fresh sandwich garnishes
Romaine lettuce, sliced tomato, red onion, relish, diced onion, banana peppers,
black olives, pickles, bakery fresh buns.
Condiments: mayo, ketchup, mustard, salt, pepper.
*Choice of 1 Chicken entree included
+$.95 per person if you wish to split chicken entree into two prep styles!
Honey BBQ Chicken Quarters
Spice rubbed then slow cooked to seal in it's 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
Gary's Down Home Western BBQ
-$17.95 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!
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)
"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
Gary's Mix & Match BBQ Buffet
-$20.95 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
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 Entreesyou can add to your buffet
Upscale Vegetarian Vegetable Skewers
Presented grill side
Cherry tomato, squash, zucchini, mushrooms, and red onion with savory marinate.
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
Popular Side Dishes included For the Above 4 Buffets
CHILLED SELECTIONS CHOICES FOR SIDE DISHES INCLUDED FOR THE ABOVE 4 BBQ BUFFETS
Traditional Pasta Salad
Salami, rainbow rotini, tomatoes, assorted cheese, black olives, mild banana pepper rings tossed in delicious Italian marinate
Artichoke hearts, fresh broccoli florets, tomatoes, provolone, cucumber, black olives tossed in delicious savory marinate. (meatless salad)
Mediterranean Pasta Salad
Penne Noodle, Feta, Red Onion, Black Olives, Fresh Basil, Tomato & Pepperoni in a Savory DressingFresh Potato Salads
Creamy Mustard Potato Salad
Potatoes, eggs, red onion, celery and Dijon Mustard come together for one tasty potato salad.
Baby Red skin Potato Salad
This creamy salad is made with red potatoes, which give this dish-chock full of melt-in-your-mouth bacon, bits of hard boiled egg, crunchy celery and spicy onion-a delectable, firm texture.
(Standard is meatless, let us know if you want crispy bacon added!)
Hand Carved Fruit Salad
A delicious medley of juicy goodness! Including; Honey Dew, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, assorted berries (strawberries, black berries, blue berries)
Presented with a colorful medley of fresh garnishes. with your choice of three dressings.
Romaine, chopped tomato, beets, red onion, feta, Kalamata olives, cucumber, salt, black pepper & oregano
Classic and Delish!
Romaine, shaved parmesan, herb garlic croutons.
Creamy Caesar Dressing
Fresh broccoli florets, red onion, red cabbage, shredded carrots. Sprinkled with golden raisins, crisp bacon & sunflower seeds in savory marinate.
(can be ordered without bacon)
"Award Winning" Michigan Toss Salad
(premium salad + $1.95 per person on menus under $14.50 per person)
Seven types of organic field greens, mandarin oranges, sun-dried cherries, candied pecans, sunflower seeds or slivered almonds, mushrooms, red onion, chopped cucumber & tomato.
Herb Croutons & Crumbled Bleu Cheese presented on the side w/Pear Gorgonzola, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Italian dressing
Tossed Caprese Salad
(available for menus of $14.95 per person or greater)
Bite size mozzarella balls, heirloom cherry tomatoes tossed with scallions, fresh parsley & fresh basil.
Dressed with red wine vinegar, olive oil, cracked black pepper
Mediterranean Salad w/Toasted Pita Triangles
(premium salad + $1.95 per person on menus under $14.50 per person)
Crisp chopped Romaine, chopped Spinach, diced tomatoes, diced bell pepper, cucumber, garbanzo beans, shredded mozzarella, red onion.
Toasted pita triangles and assorted dressings on the side
Creamy Cole Slaw - Cracked Peppercorn Cole Slaw -
BBQ Bleu Cheese Cole Slaw
Hot selections for your consideration FOR THE ABOVE 5 BBQ BUFFETS
Farm Fresh Vegetables
Brown Sugar Glaze Baby Carrots - Broccoli Florets w/Baby Carrots-
Vibrant California Vegetable Medley - Corn on the Cob-
-Sweet Buttery "Peaches & Cream Kernal Corn-
French Green bean Almandine
(available on $14.95 menus and greater)
Delicious Rice Dishes
Rice Pilaf with shaved Almonds - Southwestern Cheesy Rice - Garden Vegetable Rice
Hawaiian Rice w/Pineapple
Smothered Cheesy Potatoes - Baby Baked Potatoes - Rosemary Roasted Potatoes -
Garlic & Herb Roasted Potatoes,
Garlic Smashed Baby Redskins with home-style gravy
Idaho Baked Potatoes
(Premium side available on $14.95 menus or greater. + $1.25 per person otherwise)
Presented grill side with butter, chives and sour cream available on the buffet
Kettle Style Molassas Baked Beans
Bacon & Onion
(Vegetarian option available)
"Cowboy" Kettle Baked Beans
(Premium side available on $17.20 menus or greater. + $1.50 per person otherwise)
Featuring our signature slow cooked pulled pork, bacon and onion
Red Beans and Rice with Andouille Sausage
(Premium side available on $14.95 menus or greater. + $1 per person otherwise)
Slow cooked with onion, celery, garlic, assorted bell peppers, tomato, cayenne, oregano and zesty Andouille Sausage.
Tri Cheese Baked Mac & Cheese with crumb topping
Crispy Bacon Crumbles upon available upon request!
Parmesan Herb Garlic Toast
Presented grill side!
Corn Bread Baskets
Regular & BBQ Snack Chips Bags
Looking for Gary's Theme or Upscale Dining options popular for Weddings, Anniversary's and Corporate special events?
Scroll down a little further.
Dessert Stations are a little further yet.
2-Popular Upscale BBQ Buffets
Featuring Grill Master Chefs' On site!
and Tux Attired Wait staff to tend to your guests needs
Gary's "Classic Pair" BBQ Buffet
Tenderloin of Beef & Chicken Breast
Our Black Angus "melt in your mouth" tenderloin is our most requested entree for good reason; it is lovingly marinated for twenty four hours then seared to perfection to seal in natural juices. Carved and presented fresh off the grill.
Sauté silver dollar mushrooms simmering in au jus & horseradish cream nicely complement this impressive entree.
We recommend either our grilled Chicken breast with our festive Italian marinate
nicely complemented by fresh Basil
Chicken New Orleans
Seasoned grilled Chicken accentuated with a classic saute' pairing of bell pepper & red onion. Chef will finish with Provolone cheese upon guest request.
(Gourmet Brioche buns available from grill chef upon request)
See all the delicious accompaniments included in buffet below
Upscale BBQ Buffets Include
Bow-Tie or Penne pasta engulfed in Spinach artichoke w/feta sauce,
Basil Pesto sauce, Vodka or Traditional marinara complemented by shaved Parmesan
Mediterranean Ziti Salad (chilled)
California Artichoke Pasta Salad (chilled)
Grilled Vegetable Skewers + $1.50pp
Cherry tomato, squash, zucchini, mushrooms, red onion with savory marinate
Choice of Starch
Rice Pilaf, Vegetable Rice Medley, Rosemary Roasted Potatoes, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Redskin Smashed Potatoes w/Roasted Garlic, Baked Potatoes
Choice of Salad
Michigan Toss Salad - Caesar Salad - Spinach Salad
Choice of Vegetable
Green Bean Almondine - Vegetable Medley - Brocolli & Baby
Carrots - Roasted Asparagus Spears
Take your joyous occasion to a whole other level with the addition of one of Gary's Stellar Seafood Entree's
Teriyaki Glazed Salmon + $5pp
Chef Joseph's Most Requested Seafood Entree!
Grilled Chipotle Shrimp Skewers +3pp large, plump gulf shrimp prepared w/baja chipotle glaze dressed with fresh pineapple, red onion and bell pepper.
Scampi Gulf Shrimp Skewers
Herb Garlic Sauce with a hint of fresh lemon
Shrimp & Scallop Skewers +$1.50pp
Fresh pineapple, red onion and bell pepper
Applewood Smoked Bacon Wrapped BBQ Shrimp Skewers
Chilling & Grilling with Gary's Catering
Featured below are our Rockin' Theme BBQ Buffets with select accompaniments for your consideration while planning your special event.
STROLLING FINGER FOOD BBQ
Upscale Elegance presented in a relaxed Casual Atmosphere!
$39.95 PER PERSON
Great for upscale Corporate Open Houses and Wedding Receptions featuring a fun, festive Strolling Theme!
FEATURING BUTLER PASSED SERVICE ON SELECT ITEMS
-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
Artesian 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.
$25.95 per person
Caribbean Chicken Skewers
Teriyaki Glazed Beef Tenderloin Skewers
Polynesian Baby Back Ribs
(complimentary Hot Dogs for the Kiddies!)
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
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) $1.95 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 $35; 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!
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.
Client is responsible to obtain appropriate park permits & cover park entrance fee for our catering staff.
Click on our Rental Link For All Items OfferedIs your event greater than 200 people?
Inquire for available discounts!
*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.