Testimonials

  • Hi Lea- a huge thanks to you and your staff for the food service at the wedding on Saturday evening. Everything was perfect and our guests couldn’t stop talking about how tasty everything was! The setup and packing up was excellent too…I’m happy to provide a glowing recommendation. Thanks again …Fiona

    Fiona - (Mother of the Bride)

  • Hi Lea, thanks for your voice mail! James and I were discussing it, and we absolutely LOVED everything you did for our wedding! The food was out of this world and I loved the decor on the table. Thank you so much!!

    Meaghan & James - Bride & Groom

  • The “pulled pork et all” was fabulous…all my guests really enjoyed it! It worked out really well for me. The pan the pulled pork came in fit perfectly into my oven (thank goodness!) and I had everyone build their own buns. Some people thought I had done the pulled pork….but I had to confess it came from Smokin’ George’s! They all thought it was a fabulous idea for a big crowd, so I am thinking you may get some new business in the future!
    Thanks again Lea, for all your help and advice and I look forward to catering from you again in the future. Cheers, Cathy

    Cathy C -

  • Hi Lea,
    I was going to send you an email and let you know that everything was amazing! All of our guests loved the food and our gluten free guest was especially thankful for the buns. The only downside was that when Adrian and I were packing up to head back to Vancouver on Sunday we forgot to bring some leftovers with us! (My parents enjoyed them though). Also thanks so much for the card and the BBQ sauce, Adrian can’t wait to use it when we get back.
    All the best,
    Jenna and Adrian

    Jenna Warren - Bride

  • I’ve eaten here many times over the past few years – and have always left feeling satisfied. When we got engaged, Smokin’ George’s was the first place I called to make sure they were available – I was even willing to change my date! (luckily I didn’t have to 🙂 ) The food for the wedding was absolutely to DIE for, more than enough and all around a fantastic experience. While still in the planning stages, Lea was so incredibly helpful with choosing salads that would compliment our needs and making sure nothing was left out. I could write for hours as to how helpful and amazing these people are, but will leave it at this: If you are looking for a great local business that will stop at nothing to make your event unforgettable, look no further. Thanks again, guys! People are still talking about it!

    Krystina Schmeisser - Bride

  • Lea, Our yacht club event yesterday was a great success and everyone loved the pulled pork sandwiches. It was such a pleasure dealing with you – everything was perfect.

    Wendy Orava - Event Organizer, Schooner Cove Yacht Club

  • I just wanted to thank you for Saturday.. You guys were so amazing… People were RAVING about the food. It was so perfect! We are so happy we chose Smokin’ George’s BBQ to cater our special day!!

    Carly Radelete - Bride

  • I just wanted to reach out and extend a HUGE thank you to the staff at Smokin’ Georges! I work for Coastal Community Credit Union and we recently had a small staff event that we ordered Smokin’ Georges for our lunch!
    We ordered something off their catering menu and were pleasantly surprised at how much food was there, and the variety of food that was there!! We had more food than we knew what to do with! And it was so good! The best BBQ food we’ve had!
    And on top of the amazing food, we received phenomenal service from the staff there! Our food was 100% ready to go right when they said we would be able to pick it up! And they were all super friendly!
    I would recommend Smokin’ Georges to anyone who is looking at having any sort of event catered, or if they are just looking for a place to visit for a meal!
    Thank you to all the staff there for the great food you provided to us 

    Tanya de Leeuw - Coastal Community Credit Union

  • When we started planning our wedding we wanted something gourmet but different than typical wedding food. My husband had his heart set on a pig roast, when I approached Smokin’ George’s with this idea they were excited and more than accommodating. The food turned out amazing, we had multiple guests say it was the best wedding food they had ever had. Smokin’ George’s set up was beautiful, they were very professional and friendly, and their take down during our speeches was so quiet we didn’t even realize they had left. Nothing but good things to say, we highly recommend Smoking George’s

    Ashtyn Korsvoll -

  • Thanks so much for the great catered meal on the occasion of my husband’s surprise 65th birthday. I had chosen some of his favorite foods and – boy! did you deliver! I had so many positive things said about the meal – the pulled pork sandwiches are amazing considering, I do not even like pork!. The potato salad got rave reviews – and my husband, the baked beans expert, pronounced them fabulous! You delivered the meal on time; and George’s demo on how to prepare the sandwich was like a little comic routine – loved it! Thanks again.

    Janice Whaley -

  • Smokin’ George’s BBQ catered a Mardis Gras Party that I hosted. They made their delicious fried chicken and corn bread which they were hesitant to do at first because it was to be reheated and they wanted to maintain the top quality of their product. This was impressive to me – as were the detailed instructions that got sent along for best results. At my request, the chefs also made an unforgettable jambalaya which isn’t on their menu. This, along with everything else got rave reviews by all the guests. The price was reasonable, and the customer service from catering to George and his kitchen staff was attentive and friendly. This business has a great energy about it. The staff take pride in what they do. Quality and satisfied customers is what they stand for. I would recommend Smokin’ George’s BBQ to anyone for catering or simply for a one of kind lunch or dinner experience. Bring your appetite!
    Janell Skalpsky

    Janell Sklapsky - Happy Catering Customer

  • Thank you and your staff for helping me make my sons bday dinner a success. He and his friends loved it and they ate it all without left overs!!! What a treat it was to call from Alberta to get awesome customer service! We will be in for a feast next time we are in Nanaimo!
    Thanks again!

    Brenda, Trevor`s Mom -

  • I have nothing but fabulous things to say about lunch and have had nothing but RAVE reviews from everyone in attendance.

    Chelsea Hermus - Admin Project Coordinator, BC Transit

  • We recently hired “Smokin Georges” to cater our wedding of 150 guests and we were blown away. The food exceeded our expectations and provided a variety that pleased all of the guests at our wedding. We received huge numbers of compliments about the food, many of the guests now plan on hiring “Smokin Georges” for future events. The staff were incredibly professional and worked very hard to create a menu that suited our theme perfectly. I would highly recommend “Smokin Georges” to anyone who is planning a wedding, party or any other event.

    Rachelle Neave -

  • Food was awesome, everyone really enjoyed it, portions worked out well, had a bit left over as I had ordered a couple extra so we have been working on the left overs ourselves, YUMMY! The warming box you sent the meat in worked fantastic, was still HOT at 5:30 so will take advantage of that again. Thanks very much Lea, a Job Well Done by everyone on your Staff

    Ken Aarbo, Whitecap Realty, Parksville BC -

  • Everything was great on Friday. The lunch was a big success. Everyone was happy to have something to eat rather than pizza. There was plenty of food and it tasted delicious. We will definitely do it again one day.

    Scott Forbes, 460 Realty Inc -

  • We hired Smoking Georges to cater our wedding this past weekend and they blew the crowd out of the park! The staff were professional, food delicious and a crowd pleaser for sure. We had 110 guests with children, seniors, meat lovers, gluten free and vegetarians. Lea planned an excellent menu that delighted everyone’s taste buds. Smoking Georges can be 100% trusted for top notch service, quality and taste. I would recommend this business to anyone planning a BBQ, wedding or family gathering. The ribs and all the fixings will not be forgotten

    Erin Arnold and Paul Roche -

  • SD 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) recently contracted Smokin’ George’s BBQ to cater a district function that involved many diverse appetites and needs. Simply put, ‘they delivered’ on every account: cost-effectiveness, variety of tasty dishes, and professional/friendly service. Their coordination (set-up, service, and clean-up) was seamless- that allowed our meetings to have both first rate cuisine and a relaxed, productive work session.

    Tom Piros - District Coordinator of Safe Schools

  • I work out of town for 3 weeks at a time and it’s become a tradition that we order SG’s on my first night home. The wife and kids and I all gather around in the living room, put on a good family movie and dig in. It doesn’t really feel like I’m home until we break open that big brown paper bag.  This is a tradition that my younger brother got to experience a week and a half ago and I think it helped convince him to finally make up his mind to move down here with us from Norther AB. Ok, there were other factors, but it didn’t hurt. All this talk about SG’s, now I need to take part in my wife and I’s other tradition, which is lunch at the mobile truck, which we try to do once a week while I’m home, although it sounds like this might be the last time for a while. I hope you guys find another spot soon, and we’ll try to carry on the tradition from there.

    Kip Mcfadden -

  • The BBQ was a huge success! Everyone raved about the meat (except for the vegetarian). I was hoping for left overs- no such luck! Thanks again for a bang up job!

    Clint L'Heureux -

  • From the moment I called Smokin’ George’s to book them for an event for 200 people with 3 days notice I was truly impressed with their customer service. Lea was an absolute pleasure to speak with and was extremely helpful in assisting me with a custom menu for our event. George and Lea arrived on site with smiles on their faces and fantastic attitudes, I didn’t have to worry about the organization of the tables as George and Lea created a beautiful table set up which fit right in with our Western theme. There are not enough words to describe the amazingly delicious cornbread or the taste bud tantalizing sliders they served, everything from the beans to the homemade chips was ASTOUNDING. I highly recommend Smokin’ Gerorge’s to cater your event, you will not be disappointed.

    Emma Hamilton - Nanaimo Airport Authority

  • Eat straight out the take out cartons, no need to dirty dishes. We enjoy our pulled sandwiches with lots and lots of napkins, but if it is not messy it is not tasty! Thank you for delicious quick take home BBQ food.

    Candice -

  • Lea, thank you for an excellent job! The compliments on the food at the open house were truly overwhelming. People LOVED the product. You have a business with huge potential and I am really excited about the future of your business!

    AJ Hustins - General Manager, ABC Precast & Ready Mix Ltd

  • We recently had Smokin’ George’s BBQ cater our staff luncheon and what a treat! George supplied more pulled pork, smoked chicken and beef brisket than all our hungry guys could eat, plus all the trimmings (the potato salad is a must try if you haven’t already). Everything was hot and ready to go right on time and he even offered to deliver. Nanaimo’s best BBQ was a welcome change from the the ordinary and we’re looking forward to the next time he caters an event for us!

    Rick Bayko - General Manager, DenMar Electric Ltd.

  • Dear Lea, I just wanted to thank you for the great job you and your company did catering to our social function on March 8, 2013. It was very hard pin pointing how many actual bodies we were going to have actually attend and you worked with me adjusting the menu as we went along. The food was delicious and I would highly recommend you and your catering service to anyone who wants something a little different, fun and delicious!!

    Sharry Curry - Chair, Coast Realty Social Committee

  • Smokin’ George’s BBQ has catered a number of our meetings and seminars over the last few years. Always punctual, provide great food and service every time. If you are looking for a change or to spice up your next personal or business event, call Smokin’ George’s.

    Cory Lorenz - Field Construction Manager, Construction Services, BC Hydro

  • I have ordered 4 times in the last few months from Smokin George’s and am thoroughly pleased with their service. Not only did they triple-check that my order was correct, but made more food then they said would do. It was delicious and the price was hard to beat! For anyone wanting a quick meeting lunch, with a twist, I would recommend using Smokin George’s!

    James MacIntyre - Owner, Studio Kitchens

  • We think Smokin’ George’s BBQ is soooo good that we often enjoy it for Special occasions. My husband’s Birthday is coming up, and you can be sure we will be eating your BBQ that day!

    Natacha Venter -

  • HI Lea- Our party was a howling success, complete with bellydancers! Of all the delicious food that we provided and our guests brought, Smokin’ George’s beans and corn bread were stars of the show. Tons of compliments. Several of our guests were familiar with your restaurant, and I think you can expect to see some new customers. Thanks!

    Tricia -

  • You guys are truly awesome, I cherish our mini road trips from lake Cowichan just for some pulled pork!!! The deep fried pickles yesterday were everything I expected! Delish! Plus with the smokey sauce yummmmm!!! I’m stoked for my reconstructed brisket sandwich for when I come home from work today aswell, thank you George for making this possible, and the happy staff for making things happen!!! 🙂 you all rock!!

    Kyli Jennings -

  • Hi Lea & George, Thank you for providing the food for our wedding! The food was SO GOOD! I heard a few people say “best wedding food ever!”. I agree 🙂 It was so great! The salads were delicious, all was so good. We had a great time and everyone was full and very happy with the food. Thank you for the kind wishes! Take care,

    Alison & Tom -

  • To Lea & George: We would like to thank Smokin’ George’s BBQ for the fabulous catering job you did for our very large team of employees at the Shaw office in Naniamo. Our BBQ was a huge hit! Your service was quick and friendly and the food was excellent. Plus, having the food truck on-site added a fun & relaxed ‘vibe’ to the afternoon. We’re looking forward to more Smokin’ George’s! Thanks again from all of us at Shaw! Shaw Communications

    Maria Chadwick, Jon Galliazzo & Doug Steel -

  • Hi Lea, We had great reviews from all of our guests who loved the food. I really liked the salads, such a nice change from the standard fare. It elevated the whole meal to elegance. LOVE your cornbread! And the mac and cheese which I managed to snag a bit of leftover on Sunday. We enjoyed all the leftovers for dinner on Sunday night. Your team were great to work with and my thanks to you for your assistance with setting up the dessert buffet. Please feel free to use us as a reference for any upcoming events, we would be happy to give our wholehearted recommendations.

    Ann Lindsay - Mother of the Bride

  • Hi Lea, THANK YOU. The food was amazing, we had so many people rave to us about the deliciousness. It really was so good. It was also good the next day. We were all super happy, so thanks again for everything! I would totally recommend you guys again and again for a wedding or special event 🙂 Heather

    Heather Blackwell - Bride

  • When I was down visiting my sister on Easter weekend we got the BBQ Feast(with an order of Mac ‘n’ Cheese balls and the Crispy Chicken Tacos) rather than cook for her Birthday. I can not tell you how awesomely delicious it was especially those tacos holy moly. Got to try all the different things I haven’t been able to in the past because there is way to much to choose from. It was the cherry on top of a fantatistic weekend in the sun with family. I would just like to say a big thank you to Smokin’ Georges and I can’t wait to come back on my next visit.

    Rebecca Goalder -

  • Hi Lea!
    We were thrilled with everything, we will be recommending you highly. Your service was great, and the food was so delicious. I am still hearing from friends & family about how good the catering was! Thank you again for everything. You both were wonderful to work with.
    Cheers,
    Ashley & Troy

    Ashely & Troy - Bride & Groom

  • We hired Smoking George’s BBQ to cater a pre-wedding barbecue for 140 people. They were excellent! Our guests raved about the pulled pork sandwiches, salads and corn bread they provided. There was lots of food and the friendly staff made it an enjoyable experience for everyone. A big thank you to George, Lea and their team for helping make it a very special event! We would highly recommend them for any event big or small! Alex and Kaylee Betts

    Kaylee and Alex Betts - Bride & Groom

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