Smokey Jay’s Florida Style BBQ
Smokey Jay’s Florida Style BBQ

Smokey Jay’s Florida Style BBQ

Discounts available
Discounts available
$18/person
starting cost


Scheduling
Drinks and dessert

Responds in about 2 hours

Introduction: At Smokey Jay’s we love what we do and that means providing incredible food and service at a great price. With 15 years experience working in top level Michelin kitchens across the country, we host hundreds of delicious, mouthwatering dishes that continuously leave our guests thrilled. Or, if you prefer, Chef Gilleum will be happy to create a custom menu designed to your specifications. Our services include * Weddings & Banquets * Family Reunions * Multiple Day & Multiple Meal Retreats * Tasting Menus (3 - 10 courses) * Surf N’ Turf * Lechon BBQ (Whole Pig) * Southern Backyard BBQ * Multi-course Seafood Feasts * Cocktails & Hors D’oeuvres * Large Parties (100-500)
Overview

Hired 36 times

10 similar jobs done near you

Background checked

1 employee

2 years in business

Payment methods

This pro accepts payments via Apple Pay, Cash, Credit card, Venmo, and Zelle.

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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Chandra W.
2 weeks ago
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Chef Gilleum and his team of professionals are amazing! They catered our 80th birthday celebration for our Pops and people from all of the United States attended. We are from Reno and had the celebration in Las Vegas. He was very responsive, punctual and professional. The food and drinks were absolutely amazing! We had 10 different appetizers that were five star level and each bite was a delight! Chef and his team made the occasion feel so very special and did an incredible job.

Details: Birthday or anniversary party • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • Alcoholic drinks • Non-alcoholic drinks • Dessert • American - formal • American - Southern • Small bites • Yes, full service • Home • No kitchen • 30 - 39 guests • Premium (high end ingredients)

Wedding and Event Catering
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JOSE O.
Oct 11, 2022
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This was my first time seeking to hire a private chef. I am someone that likes to partake in all aspects of planning for any event, even to the smallest detail, so finding the right chef to cater my 10th year anniversary party was a must. I stumbled upon Chef Gilleum, and let me tell you, I am thankful that I did. At first glance, most noticeably was the number of 5 star reviews he's acquired. Reaching out to him was a no brainer. Once I requested a quote, within an hour or less (if I recall correctly), I heard from him. My anxiety level immediately decreased. The level of professionalism, understanding and his calming nature is exactly what I needed, and what anyone needs for any event especially if your expectations are high like mine. Every question I had was answered promptly, no matter the time. This is something I experienced from him, from the very beginning to the very end of this journey. Chef Gilleum took the time to come up with a menu that my partner and I were happy with. I never felt rushed, brushed off, if anything I found him to be as invested as my self in getting things right. Once we had the menu locked in, we did a tasting with him. I have to say his food on this day was WOW. On point delicious very fulfilling. By the end of the tasting I was stuffed- this is a good as it speaks volumes on the portion size. The day of the event, his team and him arrived early. Every individual on this team was incredible! Respectful, light hearted, they made me feel completely at ease. Food was INCREDIBLE! My guests are still talking about it. During the dinner service we did have a mishap with my table, it appears the legs were not secured well by the coordinators (NOT chef Gilleum and Team's fault) so my table completely collapsed right after the first course. As you can imagine this was disappointing. Before I knew it Chef Gilleum and his team come out and take care of the situation!! They clear everything up, wash anything that needed to get washed, they replaced the table cloth etc...- they took care of EVERYTHING without myself, my partner or our help needing to ask them to do so. This is the level of service he provides and the level of service we all deserve at any event. Chef Gilleum I could not be more thankful. As someone of the LGBTQ+ community, I could not recommend you enough. Your respectful, welcoming nature and attention to detail are admirable. Thank you for everything, until next time. Respectfully, Jose Orozco

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 36 - 50 guests • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Lamont E.
Aug 1, 2022
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Chef Gill exceeded my expectations. He was flexible and accommodating as I had a complex tapas style menu with dietary/ingredient restrictions. He outlined a menu perfectly suited for the cocktail/small bite vibe I wanted to create. The guests raved about the food, and I was more than pleased. I will be using him for future events. He made our anniversary vow renewal celebration a memorable event.

Details: Birthday or anniversary party • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • Dessert • Mediterranean or Middle Eastern • American - casual • Small bites • Yes, full service • Home • Yes, full kitchen • 40 - 49 guests • Standard (basic ingredients)

Wedding and Event Catering
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Shannan G.
Jul 1, 2022
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Chef Gilleum is awesome! We did a tasting prior to the event and that sealed the deal! Chef catered 2 events for my mom's weekend birthday celebration, both menus were perfectly executed and generous. The food tasted amazing and my whole family agreed. Chef makes just about anything. I even asked him to put together a special salad for me, which he did without hesitation. The venue we chose for Saturday night did not have a kitchen but Smokey Jay's made it all work! Smokey Jay's will always be my "go to" chef.

Details: Birthday or anniversary party • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • Dessert • American - casual • Mexican or Latin American • American - Southern • Small bites • Yes, full service • Home • Yes, full kitchen • 30 - 39 guests • Disposable plates, utensils, and cups • Paper napkins • Premium (high end ingredients)

Wedding and Event Catering
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Joanne B.
May 24, 2022
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Chef Gilleum is terrific! It was a pleasure working with Chef from beginning to end. He possesses total professionalism. Chef Gilleum's follow-up skills are excellent. We kept in touch throughout the entire process. I hired Chef Gilleum for two events while I was in town. Both turned out to be fabulous. My guest raved over both menus. The first event was a graduation celebration dinner. Chef fixed appetizers (crab cakes), simply scrumptious, salad, and then the main course everything was delicious! We also had a fantastic barbecue event! The ribs, the sweet potatoes, and the cornbread are an absolute must. If you need a high-quality, Chef Gilleum is your man. I have nothing but absolute praises for your culinary skills!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • Italian • Barbecue • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Credentials
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Gilleum Perez-Marcoux

FAQs

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    From casual dining to multiple Michelin stars, I’ve worked in all facets of the industry, learning any skill and technique I could along the way.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I was going to college and needed a job. So I started as a supervisor in a retirement home. Within 3 weeks, I knew I would do this for the rest of my life. 13 years later and it’s the best decision I ever made.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    From celebrities to next door neighbors, we cater to all walks of life.

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