When do I need to reserve a date on your calendar? How do I reserve a date?
As soon as you have a date in mind, let us know – our calendar fills up fast! We require minimums of 24 hours’ notice for pick-ups, 48 hours’ notice for deliveries, and 2 week’s notice for full-service catering requests. Give us a call, send us an email, or complete the form on our main catering page to get in touch.
Is there a minimum party size to book a catering event?
Our catering packages are available for groups of 15 or more. For smaller get-togethers, feel free to order and pick-up at the restaurant. Due to the size of the smallest whole hog, our Pig Pickin’ package is only available to parties of 75 or more.
Do you require a deposit?
We require a deposit of 50% of your estimated balance to book your event.
What do you charge for deliveries? Do you deliver outside of RTP?
We charge $25 for deliveries within 15 miles and $50 for deliveries within 30 miles of our restaurant. We handle delivery requests beyond RTP on a case-by-case basis – let us know what you need, and we’ll see what we can do!
Do I need chafers and sternos for my event?
Our food arrives hot, so if you’re eating within 15-30 minutes of arrival, you may not need them. If you’re eating later, or want to keep food hot for the duration of your event, our disposable chafing sets are available for a refundable $10 each (simply bring the wire stands back to the restaurant for your refund). Our sternos are $2 each.
Do you provide servers or bartenders?
We’re focused on bringing the best barbecue and fixin’s to your event, so we recommend Top Off Events for the best event staff. From a few helping hands to full service, they’ve got you covered. If you’d like waitstaff or bartenders at your event, give them a ring!
Do you provide tables?
Sorry, we don’t provide tables or seating for events! Our buffet spreads require roughly 3 ft of space per item, so please help us by planning accordingly. Looking for tables (or chairs, tents, linens, and more)? We recommend American Party Rentals!
Do you provide alcohol?
It’s a bummer, but we don’t provide alcohol for events.
Do you offer hors d’oeuvres?
We do! Passed hors d’oeuvres are available starting at $1.50 per serving – if you’re interested, please contact us for more information.
How much chicken and barbecue should I order if I want to serve both at my event?
Our best recommendation is to add on enough fried chicken for ⅔ of your guests – trust us, our fried chicken goes fast! – so at an event for 50 people, we’d recommend 50 servings of barbecue and an additional 33 servings of chicken.
I have a family recipe I would like for you to make and serve at my event. Can you do that?
Sorry, we can’t make your family recipes (because we’d never want to offend your grandma).
There will be children at my event. Do you offer kid’s prices? Do you offer kid’s food?
Many of our menu items are kid-friendly favorites – and while we don’t offer special pricing, we’ve found that ½ of an adult portion is usually just right for kids.
If there are leftovers at my event, can I take them home?
Absolutely. We’re happy to bring along aluminum hotel pans or a few of our take-out containers for you and your guests!
When do you need a final headcount for my event?
We use this number to plan and coordinate the right amount of food, staff, and equipment for you, so a final headcount is due two weeks (14 days) before your event. After that date, we’ll do our best to accommodate increases, but we can’t lower your count.
When do you need my final menu selections?
Your final menu selections are due one week (7 days) before your event.
If I need to cancel my event, how much notice do you need for me to cancel? Will I get my deposit back?
We’re a small, independent barbecue joint, so we ask for 30 day’s notice to cancel any standard catering order and 90 day’s notice to cancel Pig Pickin’s in order for you to receive your deposit back. $200 of your Pig Pickin’ deposit is non-refundable.