Smoke Shack Barbecue is a wedding catering company located in Longmont, Colorado. Founder and chef Allen Burton has garnered over 30 years of experience in the culinary industry. Working with a team of enthusiastic professionals, he shares his expertise in the form of mobile catering for special occasions.
Smoke Shack Barbecue operates across Boulder and Lyons. As well as serving traditional and renowned barbecue cuisine, the team can accommodate guests with dietary restrictions such as gluten and lactose intolerance, as well as those with nut allergies. Furthermore, they can provide vegan and vegetarian-friendly food, also. The culinary team can serve plated meals to large gatherings. Dishes are cooked and prepared in the mobile kitchen using local produce and quality ingredients. Couples can choose from a range of barbecue packages, and Allen is happy to customize options to match their preferences. Sample appetizers include an artisan cheese board, smoked wild game, and slider meatballs. Packages include the Smoke Pit I to III, which varies in terms of meat selection and quantities. The Barn and The Farm plans offer pork ribs, smoked meats, and sides, and couples can also opt for a whole hog roast. These talented chefs concoct a vast array of sides including pasta salad, sweetcorn slaw with apple and cider vinaigrette, and roasted potato skins.
The experienced team comprises chefs, servers, and bartenders for wedding celebrations. The team can serve an array of beverages such as wine, beer, and premium liquor. These dedicated professionals undertake delivery, setup, and cleanup duties on the day.
14 Reviews for Smoke Shack Barbecue
Recommended by 92% of couples
Becky Barry · Married on 08/23/2019
Smoke Shack was incredible for our wedding!! Honestly, my husband and I were not as focused on our food as some of our other major investments for the day (DJ / alcohol) - even though this was by far the most costly. However, that being said, I am so, so happy with their service, pricing, and quality! Allen was responsive and incredibly helpful answering questions as we began looking for our caterer. After setting up a tasting and trying his amazing options, we decided to commit. During our tasting, I came with about 30+ questions - many of which were already answered in his contract that I had already signed. Make sure you read it, as it is VERY informative! Even though it was repetitive, Allen was very patient and answered all of them. His assistant was helpful as well (D'Lina), as she also attended the tasting. Needless to say, after that we were pumped for the food! In the 7-8 months leading up to the wedding after we confirmed SSB, Allen was a wonderful consultant to what I may need outside of what his company provided (rentals, bartending - if you decide to go outside of his company, etc.). When it came to cost, SSB is quite reasonable (in terms of the wedding industry - eye roll) for the quality and quantity received. D'Lina, who attended the walk through a month before, was incredibly informative and helpful as we talked through the location and layout at the venue. She was thorough and wrote me a recap email right away on what we had discussed! On the actual day of the wedding, obviously I was consumed in getting ready for everything, but I never heard once from the caterer on questions or needs. They helped setup everything for dining, they were incredible during dinner time - the buffet line moved quickly, their staff walked around with drinks and quickly cleared tables. Everything was awesome! They were especially attentive to me and my husband throughout the evening - asking if we needed more of anything and doing their best to make us feel calm about the event. We took home the leftovers and have been sharing them with our local friends (there wasn't a ton - they did a great job on estimating the amount!), and everyone has said "that was really incredible food - especially the mac and cheese". Highly recommend SSB - almost every single thing they offer is gluten-free, which is phenomenal. SSB is the perfect catering company if you're looking for barbecue! Big shout out to Allen and D'Lina!! Thanks again!Sent on 09/25/2019
Caroline · Married on 07/14/2018
Allen and his team at Smoke Shack BBQ were all around excellent - they really know the business of good food and good catering service. We are grateful to have had them cater our wedding reception of 200 guests. The pig and all the sides were delicious, and it’s so unique to have a whole roast pig at your wedding - we had several compliments from our guests. Besides the food, Allen’s service staff were outstanding - they were spot on and very attentive to our guests and to the bride and groom in particular. They served appetizers and dinner food, tended to guest dinner tables and the bar, and served cake - all went smoothly. Working with Allen and his team over the several months leading up to our wedding was a great experience and it made for a smooth and enjoyable operation on our wedding day. Food is so important at a wedding - you cannot go wrong if you hire Smoke Shack BBQ!Sent on 08/13/2018
Alyssa · Married on 05/27/2018
First and foremost, can we get a round of applause for Allen and the Smoke Shack BBQ staff?Sent on 05/31/2018
I booked Smoke Shack BBQ for my wedding. I had a lot of ideas and needed a lot of different quotes for my "what if" scenarios. Each option/idea, Allen was more than happy to send a new quote so I could best decide what worked for the wedding.
From the beginning, all of the timelines and fees were pretty clear and the payment schedule definitely helped space the payments out.
Heck, I changed the menu on him 3 weeks before the big day and he was patient and kind for it.
On the actual day of the wedding, I was busy getting myself and the venue ready for the wedding. The staff showed up, got to work, and worked like a well-oiled machine. I saw them having a team meeting and all of them were intently listening to the captain, fully onboard and ready to get the job done.
I can't make this up: THE FOOD UPSTAGED THE WEDDING. Which I'm totally okay with, obviously. I think every single guest made it a point to come and tell me how delicious the food was before adding in, "oh, and congrats on the marriage thing". I heard SO many compliments about the pulled pork, brisket, coleslaw/salad, and potatoes.
When dinner first started, the staff made sure to have a plate fully ready for both me and my husband so that we were guaranteed a chance to eat - it was so dang sweet of them. I also had a single vegetarian in the group, and they made sure to save her a plate of the vegetarian option to guarantee she had something to eat in case other people accidentally took too much of it.
I don't have a single negative thing to say about this vendor :)
Smoke Shack Barbecue's reply:Wow! what an amazing review. I'm at a loss for words, let me collect myself. First off, I'm going to share your review with my team and my mom :-) Thank you so much for honoring us by choosing Smoke Shack BBQ as your caterer for such a beautiful wedding of two lovely people at an amazing location. Truly memorable. We all wish you the best. Cheers!
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