It’s rare to come across an event nowadays that doesn’t offer food and beverages to the attendees, and although people may be coming to your event for your products or services these essential elements can be a great motivator to draw a decent crowd. Often than not the first thing people will remember about your event is the food that was on offer.
BBQ’s can often be a great crowd pleaser and can interest people, that wouldn’t usually be interested, to attend your event; a method recently used for a ballet fundraiser in Bristol. But why are BBQ’s so widely loved? It’s all about our roots. The fire was a place that cavemen would gather to cook food, socialise and attain warmth. As one of the most essential survival elements, fire is still something we value highly today. The ritual of BBQ’s connects us to our heritage, dating back to the prehistoric era and to our fundamental need for survival (and that’s probably why grilled meat is so satisfying!).
Every culture demonstrates some version of barbecuing, with several rituals and traditions in our heritages revolving around the idea of grilling. It is not too sure where the term barbecue originated from, however it is believed it was derived from the Spanish word ‘barbacoa’ which referred to the Caribbean method of slow-cooking meat over a wooden platform.
In the modern world, the BBQ has become synonymous with events which are known for a great time; a relaxed occasion that can put instantly put people at ease. They are a particularly great catering option if you are hosting an outdoor event with a fair few guests attending, because you can look at a griddle for sale that’s big enough to cook several burgers and sausages at the same time!