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5 Party Catering Ideas for Summer Gatherings

With winter finally behind us, summer is now fast approaching. And since this radiant and high-spirited season is always short lived here in Calgary, you have to take full advantage of it while it lasts. And what’s the best way to do that? With a summer BBQ, of course!

There’s no better time than summer to connect with family, host get-togethers, and soak up some warm weather. As such, here are 5 catering ideas to help you with hosting your summer gatherings and make the most of this brief yet pleasurable season.

1. Smoked Brisket Sandwiches

When it comes to catering services, few things can compare to the unrivalled delectability of the smoked brisket sandwich. It’s the perfect catering idea for your summer gathering. Scrumptious, filling, tasty, delicious, and it can even be healthy as well – if crafted with the right ingredients.

Fresh beef, avocado oil, tomato paste, brioche toasted buns come together to create a mouth wateringly rich experience that will delight your guests and make your BBQ one they won’t soon forget.

2. Fried Fish

Our UK counterparts got it right with this one. Fried fish and chips are a flavoursome addition to any summer gathering. For this reason, you shouldn’t rule it out as a possibility for yours. Fried fish fillets are layered with a perfectly golden brown breaded coating, while the fish itself on the interior remains soft, juicy, and succulent.

You get the best of both worlds! And your tastebuds will be the lucky recipients of this savoury, finger-licking platter.

3. Paella

If you haven’t tried paella yet, then this summer catering idea has to go to the top of your list! Paella is a rice bowl that originated from Valencia. Brimming with vegetables, rice, chicken, saffron, shrimp, as well as a plethora of various seafood options. It is cooked and served in a single pan.

This dish is both incredibly hearty and very filling. Moreover, it’s packed with vegetables and protein; making it a nutritious option for the health-conscious friends and family members at your summer gathering.

4. Grilled Pizza

Who doesn’t love pizza? No one, that’s who! And now, we get to rethink and reimagine this appetising classic. Grilled pizza is an anomaly, a game-changer, as well as the highlight of your next summer gathering.

The advantages of grilled pizza can be found in the smoke that’s emitted from the grill. It doesn’t matter if you use gas or charcoal, the grill smoke engulfs the pizza, which gives it a unique flavour you can’t get from your oven.

5. Veggie Kebabs

If you have friends or relatives who don’t consume animal products, then veggie kebabs are the perfect solution! You can load up your skewers with anything: Onions, bell peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, mushrooms, etc. Customize it anyway you like or that your guests prefer.

By diversifying your catering options, you will ensure that there is something for everyone. And as a result, your summer gathering will be the hit that you want it to be.


With summer only lasting a short while, you should enjoy and savour not only the food of your summer gathering, but your friends and family as well. And here at Rocky Mountain BBQ, we want to help you do exactly that.

We offer an irresistible catering menu that you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. Moreover, we cater everything from rooftop parties to family reunions and everything in between – contact us today to learn more.


Rocky Mountain BBQ Catering Calgary
#321, 5303 68 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2C 4Z2