We are a fully licensed and insured caterer, offering both food and alcohol catering. We offer both of these as standalone services, or in concert. We also offer restaurant rentals on Mondays for private events.

 

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Full Service

Buffet Style Service

With our basic buffet style service, 2-3 of our staff work your event. They generally arrive 1.5-2 hours before the meal time to set up equipment and prepare for service. We provide everything necessary for the buffet. This includes tables for the buffet line, white tablecloths, steam tables to keep the food warm during service, a grill, holding cabinets, a small tent, extension cords, etc. We also provide paper plates, flatware, wetnaps, toothpicks, napkins, sauces, and pickles.

During the meal our staff will man the buffet line, answering any questions guests have about the food and replenishing menu items as necessary. It is sometimes possible to set up the buffet line so that people can serve themselves on both sides at the same time, though this requires advance notice and prevents us from having someone there to answer questions.

After everyone has served themselves once, we generally keep everything out for around 20 minutes before packing up leftovers. We will not stop food service until it seems as though everyone who may want more has had an opportunity to get some. Once food service is over, we pack fully prepared leftovers into half sized disposable steam table tins and leave them for you. Our staff packs up our equipment and cleans up the food prep area before leaving.

Family Style Service

With our family style service, we put together trays of food with some of each menu item on them and bring these directly to the tables at the time of the meal. We provide 1-2 trays per table depending on table size. We bring trays, serving utensils, and disposable paper containers to portion the food on the trays. This requires 2-4 servers depending on the size of the event.

Menu

Our catering dinner and appetizer menus for staffed events are below. We can sometimes accommodate simple off-menu items for events if they can be reasonably prepared and served using our equipment, so don’t be afraid to ask. Examples of simple off-menu items we’ve done before include potato salad, roasted carrots with brown butter, and smoked corn on the cob.

Dinner Menu:

  • Chopped Pork
  • Coleslaw
  • Beef Brisket
  • Cornbread
  • BBQ Chicken
  • House Rolls
  • St Louis Ribs
  • Seasonal Salad
  • Chicken Salad
  • Collard Greens
  • Chili
  • Pinto Beans
  • Mac N Cheese

Appetizer Menu:

  • Cheese Plates
  • Veggie Plates
  • Smoked Salmon Crostini
  • Spanish Style Tortilla
  • Hummus and Flatbread
  • Marinated Olives
  • Goat Cheese Stuffed Piquillo Peppers
  • Meatballs
  • Ceviche Shooters

Servers

If you would like passed appetizers, family style service, or staff to clear tables after the meal, we can bring servers in addition to our cooks. We determine the number of servers you need based on the size of the event. The charge for each server is $250. Our servers leave after all dinner waste has been cleared from the tables. They do not stay until the end of the event.

0-50 guests--1 server
50-100 guests--2 servers
100-150 guests--3 servers
150-200 guests--4 servers

How to get started…

Send us an email at salvagebbq@yahoo.com with the time, date, location, and rough headcount. If we are available on your date, we will send over some preliminary pricing; from there we can customize the menu and service style to your needs. When we’ve nailed down the menu, we’ll send you a contract for the event and take a 30% non-refundable deposit. After that we’re good to go!


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Drop Off

Drop off catering is ideal for parties of roughly 20 up to around 60. We can often accommodate food for even larger parties, we just caution that it can be difficult to serve the food and keep it hot without staff and equipment. The order minimum for drop off catering is $300. We offer delivery and setup at no additional charge in Portland, South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, and Falmouth. For deliveries to more distant venues, we will assess an appropriate delivery fee based on travel time.

We provide paper plates, disposable serving utensils, flatware, napkins, wetnaps, sauces, and pickles. The food is portioned in half size disposable steam table pans, which are compatible with sterno trays. We do not offer any warming equipment for drop off service. We need AT LEAST 48 hours’ notice for drop off catering orders. The menu for these orders is slightly different from our standard menu and can be seen below.

MENU

Chopped Pork
Beef Brisket
BBQ Chicken
St Louis Ribs
Sausage (limit 5 per order)
Chicken Salad
Coleslaw
Mac n Cheese
Collard Greens
Pinto Beans
Cornbread
House Rolls
Chili

How to get started…

Send us an email at salvagebbq@yahoo.com with the time, date, location, and rough headcount. If we are available on your date, we will send over some preliminary pricing and from there we can customize the menu to your taste. When we’ve nailed down the details, we’ll take a 30% non-refundable deposit. After that we’re good to go!


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Bar

We offer beer and wine service, or beer, wine, and 1 or 2 signature cocktails. We generally recommend offering 2 different draft beers and a white and red wine, along with assorted sodas and bottled water. We have access to countless local microbrews and can offer bottles and cans in addition to the two drafts. We provide plastic cups, napkins, and straws at no additional cost. The cups and straws we use are made out of biodegradable corn plastic. We also provide a folding table and table cloth for the bar.

Depending on the size and scope of the event, there will be 1-3 bartenders. We charge a flat rate of $300 per bartender. We only offer open bar service. Legally, with our license, we can only serve alcohol that we have purchased from a distributor, so we do not provide bartenders to serve alcohol that others have purchased. We do not buy back unused product, as much of it cannot be used at the restaurant.

How to get started…

Send us an email at salvagebbq@yahoo.com with the time, date, location, and rough headcount. If we are available on your date, we will send over some preliminary pricing and from there we can customize the menu to your taste. When we’ve nailed down the details, we’ll send you a contract for the event and take a 30% non-refundable deposit. After that we’re good to go!


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Monday Restaurant Rentals

Our large dining room provides a unique, fun space for nontraditional weddings, corporate outings, family parties, meetings, lectures, and other events. While we can only offer private use of the space on Mondays, this DOES include Monday holidays, and we can often accommodate large groups during regular service the rest of the week.

Just the Room

When renting “just the room” you are welcome to bring in outside food and non-alcoholic beverages. You will be responsible for clearing any trash or materials when your event is finished and generally leaving the room as it was when you arrived.

PRICING
2-6 hours -- $150/hour
7-10 hours -- $1000 flat rate
Full day -- $1500 flat rate

Room and Bar

If you would like to add bar service, there will be a staffing fee based on the number of attendants and the length of bar service as listed below. You can choose to have everyone pay individually, to have the bartenders run an open tab for your whole party, to run an open tab with an upper limit, or use drink tickets.

Number of People Hours of Bar Service Staffing Cost
0-60 2 to 6 $200
0-60 7 to 10 $300
60-120 2 to 6 $400
60-120 7 to 10 $600
120+ 2 to 6 $600
120+ 7 to 10 $900

Room. Bar. And Food Service

We will gladly open up the kitchen for your event. Pricing proposals for restaurant rentals with food service are built individually for each event. If you would like to see preliminary pricing just send an email to salvagebbq@yahoo.com with a brief description of your event including a rough headcount, date, time, and whether you are interested in a full meal or simply appetizers/snacks.

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