C's BBQ Catering

Loomis, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Old school is the name of the game. Low and slow, wood fires, and great hand blended rubs make the perfect combination of the classic barbecue taste. We put a lot of love and care into every job that we do and enjoy doing it!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Meeting interesting people with good conversation and helping our customers have an even better time at their events with our delicious food!


Loomis, CA 95650


Years in business


Number of employees


Times hired on Thumbtack



32 Reviews
  • Thumbtack Customer Jul 4, 2017
    Needed meat only for a team BBQ. Chris delivered the meat to our picnic site. Food was great- Santa Maria Tri Tip and Chicken.
    Chris L. Jul 9, 2017

    Hi Brian Thank you for the great review, I we can help out in the future just let us know!! Chris C's BBQ Catering

  • Ryan M. May 1, 2017
    Wedding Catering
    Verified Review
    Chris and his partner were nothing but professional from the moment he first contacted us. Food was awesome. The buffet line was set up and maintained nicely.
  • Dave K. Apr 13, 2017
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    First rate quality and service
    Chris was a pleasure to work with and the quality of his food was first rate!!! I will use him again any chance I can and will certainly be recommending C's BBQ Catering to my friends, coworkers, and family.
  • Michelle K. Dec 13, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Exceeded Expectations
    Exceeded my expectations from the initial communication to the actual catering of the event. I will definitely use C'S BBQ Catering again.
  • Andrea H. Jul 27, 2016
    We had our 7/2/16 wedding catered by C's BBQ and Chris & Dotty did a superb job, not to mention the food was delicious!!! Let me start by saying that Chris is a great communicator! He quickly responded to all my emails and his responses always put my mind at ease. With all the stress of wedding planning, the one aspect that I felt confident about was the food. And speaking of, we offered a buffet that included brisket, which can be tricky if not done right, but Chris did not fail to deliver. Not only was the brisket raved about, the chicken was moist and tasty, the chipotle baked beans were devoured, the potato salad was fantastic, the mac & cheese was creamy, and the cornbread was the perfect balance of sweet, savory & yummy! We ordered enough to feed 100, and had more than enough food. At the end of dinner, Chris & Dotty discretely broke down the buffet (professional stainless steel chaffing dishes), packaged up the leftovers and stored them in the refrigerator for us to take home and enjoy later. We can't thank them enough for helping to make our BIG day shine! We continue to receive compliments on the great food and the professionalism of Chris & Dotty and If you're considering BBQ for your wedding, you can't go wrong with C's BBQ! Cheers! Andrea & Mike Bell Loomis, CA
  • Paul G. Jul 18, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Everything was as proposed. Food was incredible. They arrived as planned and set up quickly. Everyone wanted to know who made the food. I will use them again.
  • Sara E. May 30, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    C's Catering catered my uncle's memorial service this past week. From the moment Chris reached out he was respectful, professional and understanding. Chris was willing to work within our budget and made sure that had we had piece of mind during this time. I cannot recommend them enough. And look forward to working with them in the future! Thank you again Chris, you are definitely a blessing!
  • Sarah N. May 9, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
  • Tim D. Mar 5, 2016
    Great food, on time, exceeded expectations, flexible delivery and last minute changes made to accommodate a surprise birthday party for my wife. Guests were very impressed and I will use Chris again in a heart beat.
  • Tim D. Mar 3, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Great job, food to die for, flexible and able to work the deliver around a surprise birthday party. Even brought an extra unseasoned Mack & cheese dish for young children in attendance without even being asked. Guests were very impressed.
  • Rob N. Feb 15, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
  • Matthew P. Jan 16, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
  • Alena R. Jan 4, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Excellent food, great communication and service.
  • Debra P. Dec 22, 2015
    Corporate Catering
    Verified Review
    Right on time, food was delicious and our staff was very complimentary. I will be recommending C's BBQ to others.
  • John E. Nov 9, 2015
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    The food was great, the service was great, and the delivery was excellent. We could have been happier. Great Job.
  • Scott J. Nov 2, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Chris was very fast to respond both initially to my request for a quote, and subsequently every step along the way. He reworked quotes several times based on changes I was making, and each time was very responsive. I also appreciated that we communicated 100% on text. I was super busy and didn't have the time for a phone call. He even waited around the corner from my house until I asked him to show up b/c the gathering I hosted was a surprise party. Oh yeah... the food was GREAT!!!
  • Gail M. Oct 20, 2015
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    I hired C's BBQ Catering and 3 weeks prior to event was emailed that they couldn't cater our event due to a wedding. Now, I will say, we had agreed via email about the event date and menu but we hadn't signed the contract yet. He was out of town. But, I believe we were still under a verbal agreement and it put me in a place to find another caterer quickly.
  • Jana H. Oct 5, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Chis did an excellent job! The food was great and the set-up went smooth and looked wonderful. I would definitely recommend C's BBQ Catering.
  • Prema A. Sep 5, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
  • Goodwill I. Jul 28, 2015
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    C's BBQ Catering was great! The food was delicious and the service was perfect. Thank you!
  • Kathi A. Jul 27, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    The food was very good, especially the potato salad! Everyone raved about it. The food was on time, hot and delicious. We also enjoyed the cheesecake bar immensely.
  • Ali H. Jun 25, 2015
    Highly recommend! My husband and I had C's BBQ cater our wedding reception and it was absolutely perfect! Chris was great in helping to plan a delicious meal within our budget and responded quickly in all our conversations. The food arrived right on time, was hot and wrapped nicely and was the perfect food after spending the day at the beach. I would recommend C's BBQ and definitely hope to do business with them again in the future!!
  • Carrie B. Jun 21, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    They were great! They came on time, set everything up, stayed until the last dish was out and everyone raved about the food. The pulled pork and jalepano Mac and Cheese were huge crowd pleasers.
  • Lisa M. Mar 13, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Chris did a wonderful job at our event. We will definitely be using him again in the future. Thanks!
  • Jesalyn H. Jan 15, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    We would give him a 9.5 out of 10! The food was delicious, and Chris was timely and professional. His BBQ lunch was a big hit at our office luncheon.
  • Scott F. Jan 9, 2015
    I have sampled Chris's home made sausages, they are GREAT!!! I highly recommend them as a party entree. Thanks Chris.
  • Melissa W. Sep 23, 2014
    C's BBQ catered lunch at my work and it was AMAZING. The food was delicious! The meat had fantastic flavor and the sides were yummy with a wide spectrum of tastes to choose from. Every utensil we needed was provided. I would DEFINITELY use them again.
  • Matt M. Sep 17, 2014
    Chris went above and beyond as the caterer for our church family event. He worked within our budget and provided lots of high quality BBQ for us. Everybody loved the food and had plenty to eat. I always recommend Chris to friends and family when considering BBQ catering.
  • Natalie M. Sep 8, 2014
    C's BBQ Catering did an event for our office (approx. 80 people). Event was located in a local park. Food was fantastic, hot, and service was great! We would highly recommend this catering company.
  • Brian J. Sep 4, 2014
    We had C's cater a an office picnic event. They were great. On-time, great food, tons of extra food and nice people.
  • Brad C. Sep 4, 2014
    I have been a pastor for over 25 years. When my son and his wife were married two summers ago Chris catered the meal. It honestly was head and shoulders over anything that I have experienced in over 25 years of doing weddings. The food was absolutely awesome and no one went away hungry. People are still telling me how good it was! And his graciousness, calmness, goodheartedness, and professionalism shone throughout his service to us. I would heartily encourage anyone to use him! Thanks Chris!
  • Blake K. Sep 4, 2014
    Chris was great. He was on time, the food was awesome, and he was prepared. C's BBQ catering helped my family throw a fantastic event for my company and I'd highly recommend him to others. Makes for great leftovers too!


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My pricing system is not complicated. If you would like to get an accurate quote I need to know: 1. How many guests you have 2. What type of meats and side dishes you would like to serve your guests 3. Date, time, and location of your event 4. If you have a budget, that is good to know also. Then I can put together an accurate quote for you most times on the phone. ***Meat and side information can be found on my website.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I read all the time and search out new developments and methods on how to do great BBQ. In this business, experience is the best teacher. Every cook is different, depending on whether the cuts and sizes of meats you are using and also clients preferences. There really is an artistic side to all this and that is the part that makes this interesting and enjoyable.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
This is something I love to do and have been doing for the last 20 years, mostly in charity work. Last year we decided to open a catering business in the hopes that it would take us out of our sixty to seventy hour a week jobs, and put us in a better position, to do more of the charity work we really enjoy doing.
What types of customers have you worked with?
We do company lunches, parties, picnics, weddings, birthday parties, church events, and dinners. Any time, any season, any reason, just great BBQ.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We recently did a job out on a private animal preserve. It was great to be out there with camels, zebras, and all kinds of other wild animals. The people were great and everyone had a blast. Here is the email I got from the client: You guys did an awesome job at our event in Ione. I tried to look you up on Yelp and comment. If you ever need a reference, use us! Nexmo.com
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
For me its all about the best tasting BBQ you can get. If you want great tasting food, we are the people you want to hire. Fancy extras is not what we do. We buy quality meats and cook with quality smoke woods. Put simply, with fresh ingredients, comes great tasting barbecue.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
We care about our customers and providing the best tasting food. We put a lot of care into what we do to provide the best product we can! That means great food.