Family-Owned Barbecue Catering Company
Serving Philadelphia, PA and Surrounding Areas
Smoke 'n Dudes is a family business owned by Tom Christine, his wife, and their two sons, Billy and Tucker.
We have been catering barbecue since 1998, and throughout the years, we have also enjoyed running a competition team, two barbecue restaurants, a barbecue equipment store, and a meat processing facility. In other words, barbecue is our passion, and we have accumulated years of experience in nearly every aspect of barbecue there is.
Today, catering is our main focus and our chefs include graduates of The Culinary Institute of America and The New England Culinary School. While we specialize in barbecue meals, our chefs can tackle nearly anything you need.
We frequently cater for corporate events, wedding receptions, and employee picnics, but we also enjoy cooking for other types of events, such as graduations, baby showers, and super bowl parties.
Areas We Cater In
Our facility is in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, and we serve the areas around Philadelphia and beyond, including Bucks, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, and Lehigh counties in Pennsylvania and Mercer, Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties in New Jersey.
We can go even further, so if you're outside this area, don't hesitate to ask!
“Everyone at the party raved about the food...If you want a great experience have them come and cater your next event.”
- Monica L, Yelp review -
Besides catering, we also do some meat processing for clients and run a specialty barbecue store where we carry a variety of smokers and grills, barbecue supplies, and competition meats. We are an authorized distributor for Meadow Creek, Southern Pride, and Green Mountain Grills. We also carry Wagyu briskets, Duroc pork butts, and award-winning sauces and seasonings.
"We set out to provide a one-stop-shop for every level of barbecuer, from the amateur backyard variety, all the way up to the professional.”
Tucker Christine, office manager
"Great knowledgeable staff, super friendly – superior selection of pro cookers as well as competition meats – this is the place to go to get serious!”
- John Efkowite, Google review-
We don't enter a lot of competitions anymore, but the awards we've won through the years are still an important part of our culture today and push us to improve every day. Here are some of the trophies we've brought home, but most of them are in the front windows of our store. (Look for them when you come see us!)
We no longer have our barbecue restaurants, but we still offer some barbecue choices for pick-up at our store. Learn more about them on our catering page here.
"We all love to eat and be outside, so barbecue seemed a natural fit for us. We didn't know that this hobby would eventually turn into a full-time business.”
Tom Christine, founder
Smoke’n Dudes BBQ started in the 1990s, as a weekend hobby for Tom and several of his buddies looking for something to fill their time.
As the Smoke’n Dudes BBQ competition team made its rounds in local festivals, fans kept asking us how they could purchase our food. This gave us the idea that perhaps we were onto something a bit larger than a pastime, so Tom, with the help of his family, started vending at BBQ contests and festivals, up and down the east coast.
Soon after that we started catering area weddings, parties, and corporate picnics.
Barbecue is food that brings people together. Everyone has had the typical catered buffet meals, but with Smoke’n Dudes, guests were being treated to something homey and unique. Many of our customers remarked that they haven’t had barbecue this satisfying outside of the South.
In 2012, we built a USDA inspected meat packaging facility and launched Tasty Little Pigs, a division dedicated to custom spec and private label packaging for barbecue restaurants and festival vendors looking to fulfill their dream of taking their food to market. We work with customers, who would like to develop their recipes, but don’t have the facility or the means to package their food in compliance with USDA regulations. We also have clients who purchase our food and hire us to package it with their label. Smaller scale operations, who couldn’t get their food into markets and stores before, are now able to do so, with the assistance of Tasty Little Pigs.
Come see us at 3400 Neshaminy Blvd in Bensalem, Pennsylvania during business hours (listed at the bottom of this page).
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