BBQ Catering

At Lovejoy Catering and Events we provide our full-service BBQ catering to any event throughout Essex. We always listen to our customers to ensure that we are meeting the brief and offering the best service possible. Our event planners are always on-hand to discuss the various BBQ Catering packages we can offer our Essex customers.

Whether you’re celebrating the glorious summer in Essex or want to offer BBQ catering at another event, we are the event company for you. We offer three different single service options. Each offers a variety of different meat and salad dishes, and we can cater for any intolerances if need be. These dishes are all accompanied with refreshing drinks that act as the perfect complement. View our menu to see our packages.

What’s Included in the Package?

If you choose Lovejoy Catering and Events Caterers for your BBQ Catering, it isn’t just excellent food and a quality service we’ll be providing. As with all our catering packages, we include crockery, cutlery, serving equipment, waiting staff, kitchen staff and linen table cloths for the buffet tables. This means that when you organise your Essex event, you’ll have one less thing to worry about!

Delivered Finger Buffets

Our flexible corporate buffets are designed around you. Take a look at our menus and speak to our experienced events management team who can help you decide which package is best for your event.

Barbecues and Hog Roasts

Our gourmet barbecues or hog roasts are sure to lure your guests to the event. Best enjoyed with a cool drink in the warm sun.

Event Bar Services

Whether you want to supply the alcohol and need an evening bar, just staff and glassware, or a fully stocked paying cash bar we have the right solution for your important event.

What Our Customers Say

See what our customers have to say. If you'd like to find out more, contact us

"Thank you so much to Lovejoy Catering and Events, especially to Joey and Jen for making the booking process easy and stress free from start to finish. Also a huge huge thank you to the chefs for the incredible food, everyone was so impressed with the high quality standard of food that was delivered. I can’t even put into words how amazing the salted caramel desert was or the Camembert starter!

"Our vegan and vegetarian guests were also very complimentary to their meals! Waiting staff were all extremely professional and any questions or queries we had during the day were answered and solved straight away. Thank you again, Mr and Mrs Draper .”

Ellen Draper

June 2019, Facebook

"Lovejoy Catering and Events did the catering for my daughters wedding up at Hylands Estate . From start to finish very hardworking, professional and friendly staff . Canapés were exquisite, main food delicious and the lamb so tender. Highly recommend you will not be disappointed.”

Ann Claydon

June 2019, Facebook

"Beautiful food with an amazing, helpful, organised team.
Highly recommend"

Donna April Wicks

June, 2019, Facebook

"Wow. Thank you so much to Joey & Jen and the team. I booked Lovejoy Catering and Events for my wedding on Sat and I cannot recommend them enough. They are lovely to work with...all the correspondence beforehand was great with sound advice. We booked a three course meal, welcome drinks & an evening BBQ and it was all amazing, so so delicious. The guests loved it all and the staff were brilliant. Lovely, friendly and helpful. If you book Lovejoy you will not be disappointed.

Thanks again Joey & Jen.

Abi & Dave"

Abi Howe

June, 2019, Facebook

"Caterers at my nieces wedding everything was fab from start to finish, staff excellent and provided an excellent service highly recommended”

Deborah Laight

June, 2019, Facebook

"Lovejoy Catering and Events provided our catering and bar service for our wedding in June 2019, they were excellent from start to finish Jen and Joey have been there to help throughout, On the day I knew I didn't have to worry, every part of the day went smoothly thanks to them and their team.

The food was delicious and very well presented, all of our guests commented on how great the food was, we also had the fish/chips and bacon rolls for our evening option which went down extremely well.

If we have another event would definitely use Lovejoy Catering and Events again.”

Charlotte Laight

June, 2019, Google

"I participated in a charity quiz where the desserts were provided by Lovejoy Catering and Events which were all delicious and varied in selection. I hope to get the opportunity to try them another time.”

Sam Wright

May, 2019, Google

"Fantastic service from start to finish. As soon as I began conversations around the event, they helped with everything from suggesting menus that would work with my guests to timings to how they good serve everyone and prepare given the space. The event itself was seamless, in constant communication around timings and next courses and cleared up quickly once desserts had gone out to leave us to party the night away. Most of all the food was excellent!!!!.”

Joe Ellis-Grewal

April, 2019, Facebook

"Lovejoy Catering and Events just catered for my daughters 5th birthday party. there was plenty of food and choice for kids and lots of it so even the adults got a nibble too. good value and service 5*.”

Carly Davies

March, 2019, Facebook

"Thrilling from start to finish, top quality production with everyone delivering top class performances, something for the whole family, will leave you wanting more 5/5'

In all seriousness I was at a fundraiser for Kids Inspire hosted by Lovejoy Catering and Events and it was superb. Raffle, silent auction and casino were fantastic and I may be a little biased as I won a raffle prize!

The food was top quality with good portion sizes and each course delivered in appropriate time. It was just such a welcoming experience and raising money for charity that I left happy.

If you need caterers for an event, I would strongly recommend Lovejoy Catering and Events”

Phil Belyavin

March, 2019, Facebook

"I can not recommend Lovejoy Catering and Events highly enough! They hosted the Kids Inspire Charity Fund Raiser in March 2019 - what a fantastic night! The chef Dan’s food was absolutely show stopping, delicious and beautifully presented! The staff were friendly, polite and professional, a huge thank you to Manager Joey and Events Manager Jen -they really went the extra mile and made sure everyone was happy throughout the evening. Sarah and Genna were also brilliant. We had an excellent time and so much fun - the live entertainment, DJ, casino, raffle and auction were brilliant. A fantastic night - thank you Lovejoy Catering and Events!.”

Charlotte Skinner

March, 2019, Facebook

"I used Lovejoy Catering and Events for my son Ace's 1st birthday party, firstly Genna who was our caterer for the day was on time, set up before hand and ensured we were happy with what was about to be served, personally I highly recommend Lovejoy Catering and Events, Jen our events manager was very helpful and accommodating, her professionalism speaks for itself, top class and ensured all was well through out the day, as for the customer service, now that is what makes Lovejoy Catering and Events stand out from the rest, as well as the good food lets not forget that, the service I received from both Jen and Joey was first class.

The food well where do I start, Fresh, Enjoyable, Tasty and just what we required, 90 % of our guests mentioned how nice the food was, that says it all and they even asked for details for their own upcoming events, I will use them again.

Finally I urge you looking for a good catering service look no further and use Lovejoy Catering and Events as it is Value for money, Professional, Helpful, Accommodating, Reliable, Trustworthy and most importantly they have lovely food.

9 stars from the Boateng's

Thanks Gordon B.”

Gordon Boateng

February, 2019, Facebook

"We used Lovejoy Catering and Events for a 60th birthday party. The food looked and tasted delicious and was beautifully presented. The team worked very hard and we would definitely use them again. Thank you Joey.”

Davrell Blore

January, 2019, Facebook

"We have been working with Joey at Lovejoy Catering and Events for a few years and they really are fantastic! Joey and his team are outstanding, professional and always provide an exceptional service. It has always been a pleasure working with them. We cannot recommend them enough!”

Tom Mclean

December, 2018, Facebook

"We booked Lovejoy Catering and Events for our wedding and they were absolutely fantastic!

"Since the very first emails exchange and tasting to the actual wedding day, they were very flexible and adapted to all our requests.

"On the day, the staff was really professional and friendly - they were on point with the timings and everyone loved the food. We would recommend them to anyone!.”

Elodie Domenge

October 2018, Google

"Contacted this company for a birthday party at home (40 people). The team were excellent sending menus, pricing and payments online too. First class communication with a timetable leading up to delivery. Food was very good and delivery on time as promised. Very happy and would use again.”

James Reed

Google, August 2018

"Lovejoy Catering and Events catered for our company's 20th birthday party - they provided lovely food, friendly staff and a 5 star service from planning right through to delivery on the day.

"Really professional, nothing was too much trouble and I will definitely be using them again for any future events, both corporate or personal.”

Nicole Eve

2018, Google

"Wow, what a fantastic experience.

Having no knowledge of caterers in the area I had grown up in and having to plan a wedding from miles and miles away, Lovejoy Catering and Events completely blew our expectations.”

Stephanie and Matt

October 2017, Facebook

“Thank you so much to Joey and team who did the catering for our wedding about a month ago, the food looked and tasted amazing and we received fantastic service from start to finish!”

Lucy and Ciaran,
August 2017, Facebook

"The Lovejoy Catering and Events team catered our company's 20th party and I can't thank them enough - on the night the staff were super helpful, the food was excellent and it made my life much easier because of how organised Joey and the team were with all of the planning."

Nicole Eve, Focus Integrated

September 2017, Facebook

"Joey and the team are brilliant, very accommodating and professional. The food was great and service from everyone in the team superb. Everyone helped to make our wedding day a wonderful day for all our guests. Will always highly recommend to anyone in the future. Thanks all."

Carl & Kirsty

April 2018, Facebook

"Again thank you for you and your teams hard work, it was perfect and lots commented how well it went and how nice the food was. Flowers when we returned back from honeymoon were very thoughtful & very nice touch too!"


May 2018, Facebook

"Excellent food and service for our grandaughter’s dedication and first birthday party. Good communication from start to finish and recommendations as to the menu. We would highly recommend Lovejoy Catering and Events and certainly use them again."


April 2018, Facebook

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Lovejoy Catering and Events Located at Lovejoys at The George, Coggeshall road, Colchester CO5 9PL T: 01376 561797  •  E: