About Us

Who We Are and What We Do

The American Pit BBQ Co. bring you the great flavours of the US deep south. We offer authentic recipes from the Pit Masters of the USA (many of them US BBQ Competition winners).

Pork, Beef & Chicken cooked 'Real Slow' over a wood fire pit infusing that spicy wood smoke flavour. Then served with authentic recipe sauces and side dishes, all producing that unique taste of real American Pit BBQ... to enhance YOUR special event.

We are also influenced by Mexican cuisine, and incorporate elements of this into our food such as our Potato Salad and Pico de Gallo. Pit BBQ is 'simple honest' food, its roots from when man first lit a fire to cook food, we aim not mess it up. Its all about Meat, Fire, Smoke and Flavour.

The 'Pitmaster' is professional Chef and APBCo. are members of NCASS (Nationwide Caterers Association) and follow their Codes of Practice and Due Diligence System as well as carrying Public Liability insurance.

ALL our staff are trained in Food Handling Hygiene to at least level 2 and the Pitmaster to Level 3.

Your in safe hands!


Just so you know, for both public or private events we can serve BBQ inside or outside. However, for safety reasons we prefer to use our gazebo and must grill and smoke externally. Take a look at our two menu’s and decide your favourites...

What Space Do We Need?

  • Space to park for our refrigerated truck (around 5m x 3m), as near to the service area as possible please.
  • 3 x 13a (or 1 x 32a) socket outlets or hook ups within 15m of the servery site.
  • 3m x 6m space to erect the gazebo which can be butted up against a building or door to give access from inside.
  • We can also supply a 4.5m x 4.5m domed 'Event Shelter' which is useful outdoors for that little extra weather protection or shade.
  • We can also bring 2 other 3m x 3m gazebos for shelters if needed.

If there is a kitchen available at your venue then we would like to be able use it, but we can be totally self-contained having set up in woods, fields, farm yards and even a nuclear bunker!

What Else Do I Need to Know?
If you’d prefer to use your own tableware that’s not a problem, however we do supply Eco-friendly disposable tableware that saves up on all that cleaning. We can arrange crockery hire if needed, including collection, lay-up, wash up and return.


The American Pit BBQ Co. comes completely self-sufficient supplying all food (including children’s, veggie & vegan options as standard), transport, set up, staff, service

throughout, disposable cutlery/crockery as well as all insurances & certifications.

Your event is enhanced by our eye-catching servery (which we can set up either indoors or outdoors as the weather or facilities dictate…) and a team that will engage and banter with your guests, adding to the fun of the celebration.

The way we work is simple. From our 'Street Food Menu' choose 3 main dishes (…we suggest a Pork, Beef & Chicken dish for variety) and then 3 Side dishes, (say: Cole Slaw, Mexican Corn Salad, Mixed Leaf or even Potato Salad) which we then prepare beforehand and bring to serve on the day.

These dishes are offered to your guests either in a bun (we will offer a GF option also), over Fries or Nachos then topped with a range of sauces, pickles and accompaniments. So...

  • 3 choices of main meal (we will include a vegetarian option)
  • 3 choices of side dishes,
  • 3 choices of how it's served,

…where else do you get so much variety for your guests AND we encourage multiple visits, so its not just one serving per head! (we want to satisfy your guests, and they will want to try other dishes from our menu, but within reason of course…!)

Our agreed fee will Include:

  • All the meals specified
  • All Disposables
  • All equipment to cook, hold and serve the meals specified
  • Transportation to site (no extra mileage charges under 80 miles)
  • ‘Road Show’ set up
  • Provision of sufficient service Staff
  • ‘Walk Up’ service for up to three hours
  • Multiple visits (within reason…)
  • Disposal of waste on close
  • Dismantling and removal of all our temporary structures and equipment.
  • Clean down of kitchen area
  • Public & Employee Indemnity Insurance for this event

We have also successfully provided Canapés, Cream Teas and have tailored our Menu for table served sharing platters as well as providing desserts such as Cheesecake selection and Brownies and cream.

Based on the average number of 120-150 hungry guests our typical fee is £1650 for the complete event, but we can always talk about YOUR budget.

More than 150 guests? (700 being our largest event to date...), again, let’s talk!

As a guide, plan on a service time of 3hrs to ensure everyone can enjoy a comfortable service style.

Once we finally agree the menu etc. we will then send you our written

‘Understanding & Proposal’ document, just so we ensure we haven’t missed anything.

When your happy, then we will raise an invoice against which we will ask you to pay a 25% deposit to secure the date. The balance will be due, latest, 3 weeks before the event.

We will take changes up to a week prior to the Event date and are happy to take stage payments if that suits your budgeting style

What Next?

It would be great to have a quick informal chat with you to get your ideas. When we better understand what you are looking for we can then submit that ‘Understanding & Proposal’ document which confirms everything we discuss and provides a point of reference and ‘Peace of Mind’ for both of us in that we have covered everything.

Let us know your best contact number and email address so we may contact you for that initial chat.

In the meantime, take a look at our Testimonials on our Website, Google or the ‘Add To Event ‘website.