Soul & BBQ Catering

BBQ Catering: Food for the Soul


Al, or “Chef Q” to his food-loving followers, has been cooking soul food for over 25 years. From BBQ parties in Los Angeles to private local functions, he’s fed hungry mouths everywhere. His soul food takes you back to a world of traditional recipes, backyard BBQ and simpler times. He is proud to carry on the tradition of soul food and southern cuisine because cooking is where his heart has always been. When you taste any item on the soul food menu of Big Al's Soul & Catering, you know it is authentic food for the soul. There are many foodies out there and just as many imitators, but who can say they’re cooking the best soul food in NYC? Chef Q, that’s who.

BBQ: Not Just for the Backyard


People take their barbecue seriously these days. It isn’t like the old days when you could only find good barbecue in backyards and on the southern backroads. Back then, BBQ was even looked down on by food critics and classy restaurant owners. These days, BBQ and southern cuisine are the hottest tickets in town. It is no surprise now that locals not only want BBQ on a regular basis, but they’ll even call Big Al's Soul & Catering for some of his classic soul food catering.

What to Expect on an Authentic Soul Food Menu


Are you looking to bring some exciting soul food dishes to your next party, but you’re not sure if Big Al's Soul & Catering’s menu is right for you? Maybe you don’t even know the difference between “soul food” and southern cuisine? Well, the distinction is easy: Soul food is more intense. Soul food catering is going to be fattier, saltier, spicier, and much sweeter than any other southern food.

Here is a list of some of the items you would see on atraditional soul food menu:

  • • Sides such as black-eyed peas, candied yams, macaroni and cheese, collard greens
  • • Fried or smothered chicken, fried fish, smothered pork chops and ox-tails
  • • Cornbread muffins, cornbread slices, and cornbread squares!

As for the dessert, you shouldn’t be surprised if you see banana pudding, peach cobbler or sweet potato pie on the menu. But if you want the best dessert for any soul food dinner, you’re going to want to give Chef Q and Big Al's Soul & Catering a call. A big reason that Big Al's Soul & Catering is considered some of the best soul food in NYC is Chef Q’s “Supremely The Best Bread Pudding”.

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