Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

King of the Q: Host a great summer barbecue

A summertime barbecue is one of life’s great pleasures. It’s the best way to enjoy the gorgeous weather along with fresh, locally grown produce and other seasonal favorites.

Here are some terrific tips for planning your summer barbecue:

Set the stage for a relaxed event

  • Keep things casual. Let guests know that t-shirts and shorts are the extent of your dress requirements.
  • Set your table outside with colorful placemats and informal dinnerware.
  • Plates should be large enough to fit burgers and sandwiches, kebabs, corn-on-the-cob and salads, all of which take extra room.
  • Dress your table with fresh-cut flowers from your garden or small annual plants from a local nursery.

Fun outdoor activities

Sometimes the food is enough to keep your guests busy at a summer barbecue. But if you’re planning an extended party, there are so many fun outdoor activities such as:

  • Volleyball
  • Croquet
  • Badminton
  • Bocce
  • Horseshoes
  • Ring toss
  • Frisbee
  • Softball

A menu to please everyone

Plan a menu that includes the best of summertime classics. As the area’s foremost catering service, Jerry’s Kitchen has you covered! We can deliver mouth-watering favorites anywhere in Greater Philadelphia, including King of Prussia and Doylestown.

The number of items you add to your menu should depend on the expected number of guests as well as their special dietary needs. If you will have vegetarian or vegan guests at your party, just let us know and we’ll provide delicious choices to please them.

Our gourmet, Philadelphia-style cheese steaks are favorite at all outdoor events, along with our full menu of pulled BBQ meats. We even have vegan cheese steaks for your guests who are meat-free!

Let us know how the Jerry’s Kitchen catering team can help you host the classic barbecue this spring or summer.


The Spruce


Scott is the GM of Jerry's Kitchen. He blogs about food, eating, restaurants, and catering. Bala Cynwyd, King of Prussia, Plymouth Meeting, Malvern, Main Line, Philadelphia, South Jersey, Bucks County.

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