Looking for the Best Soul Food in NYC? Choose Big Al's Soul & Catering

Too often, catering companies promise food cooked with passion but deliver party platters stuffed with the same old stale egg salad sandwiches and wilted vegetables you’ve eaten a hundred times.

For authentic southern-style soul food just like your mama used to make, give Chef Q of Big Al's Soul & Catering a spin. Imagine mouthwatering dirty shrimp, fried chicken, tender meatloaf, and spicy collard greens at your next community function, cooked by a graduate of the Culinary Academy of New York. You’ll get Chef Q’s expert technique paired with recipes his mother passed down—that’s all the good eatin’ of homestyle cooking without wasting afternoons in a hot kitchen yourself.

Authentic Soul Food Dishes, Homestyle Catering


Too many restaurants in New York State promise soul food but don’t bring that authentic flavor honed over years of cooking for church buffets to the table. Whether you need a full pan of our mac and cheese for a wedding or want to try Chef Q’s famous Blue Plate meal plans to save yourself time during your busy working week, Big Al's Soul & Catering’s got the satisfying tastes you crave.

Custom Orders for Party Platters


What sets us apart from other soul food catering companies? If you don’t see that special dish that reminds you of home on our online menu, give us a call and we’ll be happy to design you a custom menu for your next function. For weddings, parties, or work functions, our authentic homestyle catering lays the seasoning on thick and leaves your guests satisfied.

Our Approach to Real Food


For Chef Q, food has always been a way to bring friends and family together. He got his start helping his mother out in the kitchen and after friends commented on his BBQ skills, moved to New York to pursue his culinary dreams full-time.

For all of us at Big Al's Soul & Catering, food isn’t just fuel. It’s an embodiment of the love you express for your community.

It’s a piece of history, with recipes passed down from one generation to the next. And it’s part of the pride you feel from being connected to those around you.

The power of food to build bridges between individuals is what inspires us to do our best in the kitchen every single day. Breaking bread is one thing, but have you ever thought about breaking our famous cornbread?

Call Us Today


From weekly meal plans to deluxe soul food catering and party platters, the chef with the best soul food in NYC brings it to your next function, whatever the function is.

Want to know how we can make your next big event as delicious as possible? Give us a call or check out our menu online. We’re happy to make substitutions or even to give some of your own recipes a spin if you give us enough notice. And our portions are always generous for the price. Call us today to learn more!

Start Planning Your Catered Event

Don’t be shy, call us today and start planning the catering event of your dreams! We look forward to collaborating with you. Let us take you away on a journey of the senses!

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