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Based in Orlando, Florida, Smoke & Donuts BBQ is a catering business with a unique menu.

Say I DO with BBQ! Smoke & Donuts is an award-winning BBQ restaurant specializing in oak-smoked meats, scratch-made sides, and made-to-order donuts. We offer the perfect marriage of chef techniques and pitmaster passion with customized catering packages and full service catering for weddings, rehearsal dinners, bachelor weekends, bachelorette brunches, family events, and more by owner and classically trained Culinary Institute of America Chef Ian Russell.

Whether you’re hosting an intimate backyard wedding or the ultimate boho chic wedding weekend, your guests will have an unforgettable dining experience full of fun and flavor they’ll be talking about for years to come!

Available for celebrations throughout Central Florida, Chef Ian and his talented culinary team specializes in providing celebrations of all sizes with mouthwatering barbeque and hot donuts in an enticing menu of smokey and sweet treats, including passed hors d’oeuvres, action stations, donut displays, and more. We can tailor a menu to any price point and ensure your guests are talking about our lip-smacking food and not Uncle Fred’s dance moves!


Smoke & Donuts menu features Texas-style USDA Prime Brisket, Carolina pulled pork, brown-butter turkey breast, house-made sausage, Bama/Carolina pulled chicken, St. Louis ribs, and mezcal-lime salmon. Build a menu with meats by the pound, scratch-made sides, fresh donuts, and local Florida craft beer.

Pairing the carefully crafted meats are scratch-made BBQ sauces and sides. Inspired by regional ingredients, utilizing classic techniques, these sides break from traditional barbecue fixings. Roasted & Smashed Red Potatoes topped with gremolata and brisket burnt ends, decadent Mac & Cheese is served classic (mild) or with Chipotle & Roasted Garlic (spicy). Street-Corn Rice with Charred poblanos, Cotija cheese, crema lime, grilled corn is sure to surprise and delight.

Want to fancy it up? For a truly memorable experience add passed appetizers during cocktail hour or one of our action stations to your wedding reception. Choose from oak-smoked brisket carved to order, the famous Bar-B-Cuban action station, or a fun donut frying, glazing, and topping station to let your guests make their own donut creation.

True to its namesake, Smoke & Donuts serves drool-worthy made-to-order cake donuts. Choose from a selection of tempting flavor combinations or customize your very own donut creation with a variety of glazes and toppings. Create a signature donut for your event or let your guests create their donut masterpieces with donut displays and action stations. Ask us about donut towers, donut walls, donut cakes, and donut favors to create a deliciously memorable event with ease! The adventurous foodies love our donuts topped with brisket and maple bourbon glaze. For a bite of wedded bliss try our donut topped with chantilly cream cheese, ripe strawberry slices and a sprinkle of smoked sea salt for a sweet finish to your special celebration!

Smoke & Donuts offers fully customizable catering packages for pick-up, delivery with setup, and fully staffed events. We'll take care of every detail for a stress-free, easy planning experience. Contact Chef Ian to discuss your upcoming wedding plans today.

  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned
  • Woman-owned

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Breakfast / Brunch
Cocktail Reception
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Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Nut Free
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Staci W. Sent on 02/11/2024
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Book Smoke & Donuts Today!

It came as no surprise that our first choice to cater our wedding was Smoke & Donuts BBQ as it has always been one of our favorite Orlando restaurants. Russ, the catering manager, is a true professional in every sense of the word. From inquiring about our event, to the tasting, the pre-event communication and the execution of the event, Russ and the team went above and beyond. During the tasting, Russ took the time to explain all the selections from the meats, sides, sauces and desserts. He is meticulous to make sure every detail is ironed out pre-event from the final numbers to selecting meals for those that needed dietary accommodations.

On the event day, the staff was early, prompt in setting up and breaking down. The event staff was very professional and kind. The food was hot and plentiful, and a lot of our guests even went back for seconds. You can’t go wrong with the brisket and mac and cheese! At the end of the night the team had boxed up the few leftovers that remained and made sure they were sent home with us. We enjoyed the delicious bbq and donuts until we left for our honeymoon.

We can’t thank Russ, Chef Ian and the Smoke & Donuts team enough for providing us and our guests with a wonderful meal for our wedding! We highly recommend using them for your next event!
Katie W. Sent on 11/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

You Cannot Go Wrong!

Wow wow wow! What a hit! Our guests loved the combination of savory, unique barbecue along with some truly spectacular donuts! We opted for their Bar-b-Cuban action station and it was AMAZEBALLS! Ben even brought us down our own private tray of cubans while we were finishing up photos during cocktail hour! The service they provided- from our tasting to execution on the big day was top-notch. We will be life-long Smoke & Donuts patrons! Thanks so much!
Kaylee E. Sent on 11/09/2022
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Amazing all around

We had Smoke & Donuts catered for our 80 person wedding and I can honestly say the experience from start to finish was absolutely amazing. The initial communication was very thorough and included detailed descriptions on the menu options and the owner who I spoke to was very friendly and accommodating. Communication remained great all the way up to the event. The prices were very affordable and the food was incredible. My guests absolutely loved the doughnuts so much that our cake was barely touched. The servers who oversaw the buffet were very nice and professional. And my guests are already talking about visiting the restaurant to get the food again sometime. Highly recommend for anyone looking to cater any event. You will not be disappointed.
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