7 Vegetarian Menu Ideas for Your Summer BBQ

  • Posted on: 21 June 2019
  • By: Brian and Mick

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While summertime BBQs and cookouts are a carnivore’s delight, B & M Catering offers a variety of delicious meat-free options as well. Whether you’re planning a graduation party or backyard birthday bash with friends, here are 7 vegetarian menu ideas to include at your summer BBQ that’ll wow all your party guests! 

  1.  Pass the Apps: Pass the apps, please! A few of our favorite summer vegetarian party apps include Pineapple & Sweetened Ricotta Pinwheels, Spinach, and Artichoke Dip and our Middle Eastern Platter – complete with hummus, tabouli, baba ganoush, stuffed grape leaves, feta, olives, cucumber, red onions, crackers and pita bread. When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with a simple Crudité Platter as well!  
  1.  Scoop Some Soup: Soup isn’t just for the winter months! Cool off with a summertime favorite – our Gazpacho garnished with diced cucumber – or sip on some hearty vegetable minestrone. 
  1.  Go Green: Fresh salads are a summer party must, and fortunately, we’ve got plenty of options for every palate! Some of our seasonal favorites include the Cherry Bomb Salad (with lively ingredients like cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, and raspberry vinaigrette) and the Watermelon Salad (featuring watermelon, feta, and mint). 
  1.  Scrumptious Sides: You’ll definitely need some scrumptious sides to pair with the main event, and lucky for you most of them are naturally vegetarian. Buttered Corn on the Cob, Pasta Salad with Veggies, Old Fashioned Cole Slaw and Red Bliss Potato Salad are just a few of our BBQ fan-favorites!  
  1. Say Yes to Skewers!: Skip the Teriyaki Beef & Chicken, and opt for our meat-free Tomato & Mozzarella Skewers with pesto or Fresh Fruit Skewers served with a yogurt dip.  
  1.  The Main Event: Alas, dinner is served! Our Classic Mac N’ Cheese, Veggie Lasagna, and Baked Stuffed Ziti all make for a hearty main meal. We can offer small or large pans depending on the size of your party! 
  1. Don’t Forget Dessert: Last but not least, you can’t forget dessert! If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’re in for a treat with our seasonal picks: Piña Colada Passion, Blueberry Buckle or Chocolate Dirt Dessert. 


Looking for more Summer BBQ options? Check out our Full-Service Catered Barbecue Menus here! 

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Congratulations to This Month's Clambake Winner

  • Posted on: 15 June 2019
  • By: Brian and Mick

Congratulations to Michele A.

She is this month's lucky winner of our Clambake to Travel drawing. Michele will be invited to pick up her Clambake-to-Travel at our kitchen in Pawtucket, RI. She can expect to bring home a traditional New England Clambake in its very own pot. 

We are quite certain that Michele and her family or friends will enjoy digging into this DIY clambake dinner.

The take-home pot holds a full meal of lobster, steamers, mussels, chourico, corn on the cob, red bliss potatoes & onions. 

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Every month we hold a "Win-A-Clambake" drawing.  Michele's name was chosen this month from all the entries we received.

We think she will be quite pleased to find out how easy it is to prepare our clambakes to travel!

You might be really surprised to find out that it is super easy to prepare a Do-It-Yourself Clambake in your home, backyard, tailgate event, or at your campsite:

The first thing you do is add water to the pot we provide.

Then, you will place it on your stove top. 

 That's it!

In less than one hour, you and your guests can enjoy their own Traditional Old-Fashioned Clambake.

You could become next month's winner.  
Simply visit the "Win a Clambake" page to register.
Please, feel free to enter every month.  The more the merrier.    

Good Luck!

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Congratulations to This Month's Beach Blanket Winner

  • Posted on: 11 June 2019
  • By: Brian and Mick

Congratulations to Sandra E. of Seekonk, MA.

She is this month's lucky winner of the Facebook Fan-of-the-Month Beach Blanket!

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It's getting Hot Hot Hot here in New England

We are sure that Sandra will have plenty of opportunities to use her oversized "The Fresh Lobster" terry beach blanket for her summer activities by the pool, at the beach, having picnics!


We sure do appreciate our Facebook fans!

We randomly select a new Facebook fan each month to win our blanket.  

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Off-Site Company Events

  • Posted on: 25 May 2019
  • By: Brian and Mick

Summer is around the corner, and that means it’s time for Summer Fridays, office BBQs, and off-site company retreats.

Boost your staff’s morale by getting them out of the office for an unforgettable summer bash.

Here are 4 summer-themed menu ideas to get you inspired!

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  1. Backyard BBQ

 There’s nothing like a Backyard BBQ to gear up for summertime! Your staff will love getting some fresh air while taking the pressure off with lawn games like Corn Hole and Can Jam. Our Backyard Barbecue menu fits the relaxing, outdoorsy vibe perfectly with classics like dogs, burgers, cole slaw, macaroni salad, baked beans, potato chips, watermelon and lemonade! 

  1. Oceanside Clambake 

 Reward your team for all their hard work with a beach-themed Clambake! Bring the 'Ocean Vibe' to your group and let us take care of the catering. The menu options are endless, but you can’t go wrong with our New England Clambake, which includes Lobster, New England Clam Chowder, Steamed Clams, Steamed Mussels, Drawn Butter & Broth, Corn on the Cob, and Red Bliss Potatoes with Onions. Hydrate with a cup of lemonade and some freshly sliced watermelon! 

  1.  Hawaiian Luau 

 Aloha! Break out the leis, coconuts and tiki bar, and get ready for a Summer Hawaiian Luau. Get inspired by our friends at Village Green Apartments, who hosted a Hawaiian BBQ for their residents one summer, complete with pool-side dining, swimming, and mouthwatering eats.

Your staff will love our Hawaiian Luau menu, which includes vibrant dishes like Kahlua Pork, Teriyaki Chicken with Pineapple, Pulled Pork, Sweet & Spicy Thai Noodles and more.  

  1.  Picnic in the Park 

 Keep it simple with a picnic in the park! Enjoy a classic menu like our Sandwich Buffet –with favorites like roast beef, ham & cheese or chicken salad plus picnic must-haves like red bliss potato salad, pasta salad with veggies, cole slaw, potato chips, and soda. Jazz things up with lawn games, relays, and interactive team-building activities!


Are you planning an off-site party for your staff or community? Reach out today to request a quote and start planning your menu!

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