How Catering Works

About our Catering

Thank you for considering Smokin with Chris for your next event! Before Chris opened the restaurant, he catered events for 7 years. He learned how to feed a crowd with homemade, delicious foods from his mother, Jeanne Conlon, who had 10 children to feed (8 boys and 2 girls)!

The Food!

Our new catering menu features popular items that you can enjoy at the restaurant as well as a number of specialty items. To view the full catering menu, please click here.

Catering Menu

Service Options:

Pick out your menu, then pick the option that’s best for you!

    1. PICK-UP TRAYS • We’ll have it hot & ready for pick-up at Smokin with Chris
    2. DELIVERY • We deliver your food to Hartford County. Please call for a quote outside Hartford County. • $200
    3. DELIVERY + SET-UP • We deliver the food and set-up your buffet • $300 
    4. DELIVERY + SET-UP + SERVE • We deliver the food, set-up your buffet and serve your guests • $600 
      • Adding servers to your next event lets you be the guest at your own party! Servers also help portion food for your guests and keep the buffet full & neat. They also pack-up any leftover food so you don’t have to! This option includes 2 buffet staff. Each additional server is $75. The number of buffet staff you need depends on the size of your menu. Email and we’ll help you decide what will work for your party.
    5. ULTIMATE PIT MASTER SERVICE PACKAGE • We’ll bring the 25-ft Smoker, metal chafing dishes, paper plates, utensils, napkins, serving utensils, 1 Grill Manager, and 2 Buffet Servers. We can serve from the smoker, or set-up a buffet. Our staff will pack any left-overs for you. Includes 3 hours of serving time. • $1,200 

*Reminder: The 5 options above do not include your menu. Please browse our Catering Menu to select the perfect menu for your event!

Need help deciding?

We want your party to be relaxing. Let us help you customize a menu that’s perfect for you event – that’s what we’re here for! Please send us an email or call 860-620-9133.

Portion Guidelines

*These are only guidelines. Exact portions will depend on how many sides/meats are being served, as well as the people being served. If you’d like a second opinion, please send us an email or call 860-620-9133.

      Pint = 1-2 ppl
      Quart = 3-4 ppl
      1/2 Tray = up to 20 ppl
      Full Tray = up to 40 ppl

Customer Feedback

“The event was fantastic! The client was VERY happy! The food was well received, the on-site smoker was a hit, and the whole crew was very attentive and great to work with. I was pleased!” -Sarah T.
“Just wanted to send a big THANK YOU to you and your team. The food was wonderful – my son and his friends loved it. Everything stayed nice and hot and there was plenty of it for leftovers yesterday. My sons friends haven’t been to Smokin with Chris but I can tell you they’ll be visiting soon. A few others are interested in using you for catering as well. That made me really happy and I’m sure you are too. Those are true testaments to how great everything was.” -Brenda R
“Just a quick note to tell you what a wonderful picnic we had, with such great food, on Sunday!!!  We had soooo many compliments on the ribs, pulled pork and coleslaw!  I see more business in your future and I’m so glad I chose Smokin with Chris!” -Joanne D.

“Everything for our dinner was GREAT!!  Everyone loved the food and the server was great!!” -Jean D.