Monday, June 29, 2009


At Rhodes Barbeque Smokehouse, we are dedicated to serving you the best quality healthy, mouth watering American style smoked cuisine. All our meat are specially selected and carefully cooked to give you, the very best real barbeque.

In our quest for the perfect barbeque, we have travelled through America’s traditional regions of wood fired cooking, from the Deep South to the Midwestern plains and beyond.

We cook “slow and low” this means slow cooking over long hours, at low temperature using seasoned dry fruit and nut woods like ash, apple, cherry and hickory. The result of this cooking method is our barbecue’s distinct and unique smoke flavor taste, aroma, colour and texture. This cannot be obtained any other way.

Definition: Barbeque

“a savory and succulent slab of meat that has been cooked with wood smoke and heat at medium-low temperatures for an extended period of time until it is at once perfectly tender and exceedingly juicy and brimming with flavor.” .

Frequently Asked Questions


The word Barbeque as it is understood by most people means a backyard grill used to grill hamburgers and hotdogs and vegetables over direct heat supplied by gas or charcoal briquettes. To grill in this manner is barbeque to most folks. This process is quick, but it does little to enhance the flavor or tenderize the meat. Grilled meat is not barbeque.

American Pit Barbeque is an entirely different cooking method. Real pit barbeque is when you cook savory and succulent slabs of meat “Low and Slow”. This means the meat is seasoned and cooked in an enclosed smoker at low temperatures, usually in the 200 to 275 degree range using indirect heat that is produced by slow burning hardwood. The meat is both smoked and cooked at the same time. This very slow magical process is an art form. It requires patience, understanding and time. It breaks down the connective tissues of the meat and turns tough large cuts into the most delicious tender food. Good barbeque is almost always cooked well done. We cook our briskets and pork shoulder for up to 14 hours or more. This is what produces that unique flavor and tenderness you taste in our meats.

Barbeque is a true American original with its roots in the south. But its popularity has grown over the years as more people discovery its unique taste and qualities. We are very proud to be in the forefront of introducing this kind of food to the U.K. and Europe.


One way to positively identify real pit barbeque is by the “Smoke Ring”. This is the dark pink ring that shows on the outside edges of meat cooked in a smoker pit. Sometimes, smaller cuts of meat like ribs or chicken will be pinkish all the way to the bone. When you see that “Smoke Ring” you are eating real pit barbeque.


#1. Complete On-Site Catering Service

This service is for larger group functions from 150 to 1500 guests’. We bring a full crew and our 500 pound capacity mobile pit smoker. You will get the very best American smoked BBQ food served on-time, orderly and professionally. Your event can be even better with our “Authentic Southern Barbeque” and all the fixings to go with it. Your delicious Bar-B-Q meal will be prepared and cooked to perfection on site by RhodesBBQ. A professional and uniformed crew will set up buffet style and serve while you relax and enjoy your party.

#2. Full Service Buffet

Our meats are smoked for several hours at our central kitchen by our Pit masters to ensure a consistent top quality product. Due to the authentic smoking process, our meats have a pinkish or red color from the outside in, where the smoke has penetrated the meat. We provide the buffet table and everything to serve you and your guests, the best tasting pit smoked Bar-B-Q around. A professional and uniformed catering crew will conveniently deliver it, set it up buffet style and serve it at your designated site while you relax and enjoy your party.

#3. Delivered & Set up Buffet

We bring the feast to you hot and ready to serve in disposable containers. You provide the table and we will set everything up for you and provide you with serving instructions.

#4. Delivered Buffet

A complete Bar-B-Q catering. Packaged hot and ready and delivered to your front door.


It can vary according to the time of year and the volume of orders we have coming in. There are times when we are able to accept orders with short notice, but generally, we ask for as much notice as possible.

Costing for our Catering services

The Ultimate Bar-B-Q Buffet

Catering services for corporate event, party catering, and holiday buffet, Christmas Parties. Great for company functions, home parties, picnics, wedding rehearsals & receptions…any event, any place, any time. Pick the items you want and let us do all the work. The Ultimate Buffet can be customized to fit your specific needs and budget.

1 Meat / 2 sides

2 Meats / 2 sides

3 Meats / 2 sides

Bar-B-Q Meats:

Beef Brisket, Chicken, Beef Ribs, Pork Ribs, Pulled Pork Shoulder, Lamb, Sausage, Fish

Sides: BBQ Mixed Beans, Spicy Rice, Red Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Greens

· All includes your choice of corn bread or dinner rolls.

· Vegetarian options available.

Luncheon Bar-B-Q Buffet

Lighter portions with all the same great Bar-B-Q flavor.

Choice 2 meats and 2 side dishes, and dinner rolls.

For 12 or more people:

Bar-B-Q Meats:

Beef Brisket, Chicken, Pork Ribs, Sausage, Pulled Pork, Fish

Sides: BBQ Mixed Beans, Spicy Rice, Red Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Greens

Sandwich Buffet.

Sandwich buffets come with two of our popular slow-smoked Bar-B-Q meats. Served with buns, pickles, onions, jalapeño pepper, our Home-made Bar-B-Q sauce and your choice of 2 side dishes.

For 16 or more people:

Bar-B-Q Meats:

Beef Brisket, Chicken, Pulled Pork shoulder, Smoked Ham, Sausage, Vegetarian.

Sides: BBQ Mixed Beans, Spicy Rice, Red Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Greens

Small Groups

Ideal for the small office lunch, family get together, football or sports events.

Sandwich Platters;

Includes meat (beef, pork or chicken), buns, our famous BBQ sauce, fixing’s and two side dishes.

For more information, please contact

Mr. Koye Rhodes, Chief BBQ Officer

Telephone: 234 08098961008



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