Need Holiday Catering ?

Looking for Holiday Catering? Tom’s Smokin’ Hot BBQ Pitstop is Southern California’s go-to Holiday catering provider. Choose us when the food matters. We can customize a perfect plan for treating your guests to a delicious menu. Some of the most impressive catering we have ever done have been Holiday Catering. Please read our Yelp reviews as we have a few that wrote us reviews on their Holiday catering experiences. We take pride not only reaching your goals but exceeding your exceptions.

Why Choose Us?

We Take Pride in our BBQ Catering! Great BBQ doesn’t just happen, it takes many steps to make Delicious BBQ and we SKIP NONE! Our Reputation is on the line Every Time we fire up our smokers and that is why we specialize in REAL BBQ that has been smoked with Cherry, Apple and Almond wood in our commercial smokers. We have served our BBQ to thousands of guests and we want everyone to experience what REAL BBQ tastes like. From the Quality of the Meats to our BBQ seasoning Blends we have tested and perfected our BBQ flavors. Properly made BBQ is delicious on its own, plus we handcraft our own BBQ sauces! Choose us when the food matters!

Big Bear Catering
  • 5 star rating

    Thank you Tom for your excellent service! I can't thank you enough for everything! The food was absolutely the best! We received so many compliments about how good it was! Your catering my daughters wedding was the perfect choice! Thank you for being a important part of Tommy & Emily's day!Nancy Smith

    Nancy S.
    5 star rating

    A couple months before our daughter's first communion, my husband and I were discussing possible catering options. We wanted something different than your average "taco guy" which was our go-to. "What about BBQ?" my husband suggested. After a quick search, all I saw on the headlines was "Toms Smokin Hot BBQ"I'm very picky about planning an event. It's definitely a passion for me as I like to create experiences and I want everything to be perfect. I reached out to Tom via Instagram and he responded, letting me know he had an opening for my date, SCORE! At first the details of my event were foggy as we had to abide by our church's ever-changing schedule . Tom's was more than accommodating and even changed his kitchen time to make sure our food arrived hot. I ordered drop-off catering of 2 meats (chicken + tri-tip) 3 sides (Mac n Cheese, corn casserole + baked beans) , and added peach cobbler. Upon drop off, Tom even made sure that our food was properly in the chafing dishes with the warmers. I truly appreciated that!! It's the small things that matter. When we announced that everyone could eat, we were bombarded with compliments after compliments. "Can I get his card"..."give me his number!" ..."this is seriously a the best BBQ ever!" far the favorites (it's hard to pick because everything was PHENOMENAL) were the tri-tip, corn casserole, Mac + peach cobbler. It was very satisfying seeing our guests so happy and full. We even bought to-go boxes off of Amazon so everyone could take home leftovers (it was a hit!). I had people texting me the next day saying they were having some more Tom's BBQ for lunch . In summary, we will definitely be utilizing Tom for our events to come (so will a lot of our family members!) Not only for the delicious food, but also for the superior customer service.

    Sheila H.
    5 star rating

    We chose Tom's Smoking Hot BBQ for my daughters wedding and it was delicious! It was a backyard evening wedding and Tom and his crew were there early to set up and the food was not only delicious, but the preparation, set up and service was flawless! Our guests could not stop raving about the food. Our menu included Ribs, Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken, Mac n Cheese and Jalapeño Baked Beans. YUM!Tom really goes out of his way to make his clients happy. He is absolutely wonderful to work with. His customer service skills as well as his food, is spot on! He personalizes a chalkboard menu with the bride and grooms name and the food selections for the event. Makes it so special and personal. Can't say enough good things about Tom and his staff. I highly recommend Tom for amazing BBQ!

    Joni C.
    5 star rating

    Tom and his crew catered my daughters wedding at Mile High Oaks. The food was amazing! Everyone told me how much they enjoyed the food. They were professional and very nice. I would highly recommend Toms Smokin ' Hot BBQ.

    Tammy S.
    5 star rating

    Was looking to cater BBQ for work and decide to go with Tom and was very happy I did. Tom was able to cook all the food and bring it to my location and leave the food with disposable burners. I ordered tri tip, pulled pork, hatch Mac and cheese and some jalapeño beans. It all tasted amazing. Tom also left his new raspberry bbq sauce for us, also nothing short of amazing. I would highly recommend using Tom if you are looking for delicious BBQ.

    Anthony F.
    5 star rating

    We had Toms BBQ cater our rehearsal dinner. The communication, service, presentation, & food were excellent! All of our guests were raving about how good the food was. I would highly recommend this company & look forward to using them again in the future. Thank you Tom & the team for helping us make our event a success!

    Sarah K.
    5 star rating

    Tom and his crew did an incredible job. I am always skeptical when people tell me that food is amazing, because do they really know what they're talking about? Well they were right. Tom is a pro, the real deal. We had brisket, pulled pork, chicken, mac and cheese, the sweet corn casserole, jalapeno bbq beans, pineapple coleslaw, and the southwestern salad. Every single item was fantastic, especially the brisket and corn. If you're looking for legit BBQ, look no further

    Armen D.
    5 star rating

    Tom and his team recently catered an office party for the 4th of July. All of our employees were very pleased with the food!I would highly recommend his services for any upcoming event you may have.

    Taylor R.
    5 star rating

    We had Tom's cater an event last night and it was delicious!! The ribs were tender, the tri-tip was so flavorful and the chicken was excellent! We had grilled vegetables, mashed potatoes, southwestern salad and corn casserole, all of which were excellent but my favorite was the corn casserole!! Tom and his crew were very professional and did an great job!!I will definitely use them again in the future!

    Stacey G.
    5 star rating

    Talk about great customer service and delicious food, you will definitely not go wrong with Toms Smokin hot bbq Pitstop, when he says he will deliver he really comes trough. We had a birthday celebration up on Big Bear cabin and I definitely have to say that the weather was horrible to be driving in, I was a little worried that Tom wouldn't be able to deliver our food for our party but he definitely did what ever it took to deliver. The food was amazing, delicious and definitely really warm. He was 90mins away from us and he made it happen. I highly recommend Toms bbq for any party event. Thank you Toms Smokin hoy bbq Pitstop for your delivery of great customer service like never before.

    Nancy A.
    5 star rating

    We booked toms smoking hot BBQ for our wedding and could not be happier with our decision. My now husband is a HUGE BBQ and meat fan. And he said this was some of the best meat he's ever had! Our guests couldn't stop raving about our food at the wedding either! Definitely recommend them!!!

    nicole g.
    5 star rating

    This place absolutely deserves 5 stars. I met the owner. My food was mistakenly given away, but Tom went above and beyond to make it right! I had visited the Willowbrook Apple Farm where he was catering. Since they ran out of sandwiches, he gave me a full refund, and not only threw in the cheese fries for free, but offered a free lunch should we return. I quote him, "I just want to make sure you are happy."Someone who knows how to do customer service like this deserves to succeed! I know that can be costly for a small business owner to offer their product free, so I would be happy to pay. He really went the extra mile. And oh yeah, the fries were yummy!

    Debra A.
    5 star rating

    We had Tom cater our parents 89th and 90th Birthday Party and the food was amazing. Tom showed up on time, set up his Barbecue since we were grilling on site and his setup was awesome. Everyone loved the food! Pulled pork, Chicken and babyback ribs-tender and delicious. Baked beans-Yum-His special recipe is sooo good! Mac and cheese-Wish I had some now!I would recommend Tom and would use him again!

    Al O.
    5 star rating

    i had the food at my neighbor's wedding reception a week was delicious! the tri-tip, pulled chicken, brisket, mac n cheese and cheesy potatoes was definitely one of the best bbq I've had. I give this place a 10!

    TOni W.
    5 star rating

    Great food and great service. No complaints and would definitely recommend to others.

    Linda B.
    5 star rating

    Exceptional service and he knows his bbq. I would recommend him for any function you want your friends, family or peers to rave about!!! Only wish he had a restaurant.. love this food FIVE !

    Kelly W.
  • 5 star rating

    Tom's recently catered our company Christmas party and let me tell you they want him back next year! We had about 200 guests and they all loved it!! The food and the service were phenomenal!! Tom puts lots of love into his food and we could taste it! We had brisket, tri-tip, smoked sausage, macaroni and cheese, jalapeno beans and a fresh side salad! OMG!!! Everything had such amazing flavor, people were going back for seconds and thirds until it was gone! We even had some of our craft asking for left overs the next day!"Everything that I tried that day was my new favorite." -Kurt WarnerThanks again for making our first annual Christmas BBQ a hit!! See you next year!!

    Trish W.
    5 star rating

    If you're looking for BBQ, LOOK NO FURTHER. Toms Smokin' Hot BBQ is the place! I tasted Tom's food at wedding we had in Oak Glen a while ago. I instantly fell in love with every aspect of his business. First off, Tom's food speaks for itself and wows you as soon as you taste it. My fiancé and I love BBQ and we're always trying BBQ places and Tom's Smokin' Hot BBQ is by far the very first on our list! YOU WILL NOT FIND THIS QUALITY ANYWHERE ELSE.Secondly, Tom takes huge pride in his work and is always going above and beyond for his clients. Not only has he only perfected the perfect BBQ recipes, he has outstanding people skills and it so easy to work with. My fiancé and I are getting married in October of 2019 and we can not be more excited to have Toms Smokin Hot BBQ as our caterer! We know that Tom puts his heart into every BBQ and we can't wait to share with our guests on our wedding day. It's very calming with planning a wedding KNOWING that Tom is reliable, dependable and will be able to Wow each of your wedding guests. Book Tom, I promise, you won't regret it!

    Becca B.
    5 star rating

    Tom, Thank you for catering the Bond wedding and wowing my guests with your delicious BBQ! Hands down best bbq in redlands. Thanks again for working with us. Take care

    Blaze C.
    5 star rating

    We had Tom for our wedding. Could not be more happy with the food and the service. He went above and beyond of what we expected. Allowed us to sample two different choices which we were unsure which one we wanted. Everyone at my wedding was astounded by how well cooked and tasty everything was. Thanks a lot Tom could not imagine my event without your food there. If you want good barbecue this is the guy to go to definitely a Pitmaster of the highest stature.

    Nathaniel B.
    5 star rating

    Hands down the best BBQ! Tom has excellent customer service and works hard to make his clients happy. He was a great communicator during the process and goes the extra mile. We enjoyed his Angus tri-tip, Georgia styled pulled pork, homemade Mac n cheese and jalapeño beans. So many of our guests at our wedding raved over the delicious taste. Tom also sets up his catering very classy with ftable clothes, chaffing dishes and the tri tip is cut in front of you on a thick cutting board. Great look for catering.

    Jessmyn H.
    5 star rating

    I attended a wedding that Tom catered and I have to say that menu was awesome! The macaroni and jalapeño baked beans were my favorite! If you're looking for an even to be catered Toms is the way to go.

    Shirley J.
    5 star rating

    Hands down the best BBQ! Tom has excellent customer service and works hard to make his clients happy. He was a great communicator during the process and goes the extra mile. We enjoyed his Angus tri-tip, Georgia styled pulled pork, homemade Mac n cheese and jalapeño beans. So many of our guests at our wedding raved over the delicious taste. Tom also sets up his catering very classy with table clothes, chaffing dishes and the tri-tip is cut in front of you on a thick cutting board. Great look for catering.

    Jessmyn H.
    5 star rating

    Tom did an amazing job catering our wedding. When I first spoke to him over the phone I could tell he was very confident and proud of what he does. After first tasting his food, and seeing him and his crew in action serve our wedding of 170 guests I can see why. Tom is amazing at what he does and he was very flexible in coming up with a menu that worked specifically for our special day. I had guests coming up to me all night telling me how great the food was. Give him a call and see for yourself. Can't say enough good things about Tom and his crew.

    Ruben O.
    5 star rating

    I Love their pork fries with the spicy sauce! The meat is definitely tender and very juicy. I always tend to get them when I go to Market Night in Redlands. Most of the time that is all I go for!

    Cyndy H.
    5 star rating

    The amazing smell from Tom's BBQ drew us in and we had to try some at the Redlands Springfest a couple weekends ago!We were not disappointed, in fact the opposite- it tasted even better than it smelled.I had the tri-tip sandwich, offered sweet or spicy, and the spicy was just that! Great flavor, nice and spicy, and very tender meat!Wifey opted for the pulled pork fries...sweet I think, and she loved hers as welll. Try this place if you ever get the chance!!

    Michael S.
    5 star rating

    Great BBQ! I sampled his food last night at the Redlands Market night. You can bet we are going to do what we can to lock him in as one of our food vendor's for REV Varsity Football games this fall on Friday Nights!

    Richard C.
    5 star rating

    I just utilized Tom for a business lunch and he did a terrific job. I had a conference room at a local hotel where they did not do catering and I had Tom set up lunch for 20 folks. He arrived early, got everything in place, and the food was fantastic. He also gave me some to go boxes which allowed my clients to take tri tip and Macaroni & Cheese home. Great food!

    Tricia B.
    5 star rating

    Tom recently catered a lunch at our hotel for a group of VIP guests and they loved it. I am always looking for new lunch ideas when this group of guys comes into town and I definitely found a gem in Toms Smokin' Hot BBQ. After lunch the guys raved about it, loved the fact that he came to prepare it all onsite and made certain it was all served hot. Can't go wrong with the Tri Tip & Chicken and the sides were equally as great. I will definitely be calling Tom in the future for other catered events !

    Cynthia F.
    5 star rating

    Tom catered our going away party on the weekend. It was FANTASTIC. The food was amazing .... and very plentiful. We had Tri-tip, pulled pork, and ribs (RIBS ROCKED), mac and cheese and beans. We were thrilled. All our guests were raving about the food and asking for his card and we have enough left overs to throw another party (he is very generous with his proportions). He did the BBQ right no site for us which was so much fun.As the host, I also loved how easy Tom was to work with. He took care of ALL the details ... plates, cutlery, chafing dishes, sauces, everything ... was prompt and responsive ... and he left the place spotless when he was done. He was also much less expensive then any of the other operations we looked at.This was a huge success. I was thrilled with everything Tom did and so excited that we decided to go with him. I would recommend him to anyone considering doing a catered party. So wonderful. I hope you have a chance to enjoy.

    Lori D.
    5 star rating

    Tom's BBQ was at our favorite brewery, Last Name in Upland, and it is absolutely delicious. The loaded French fries have the right amount of tangy, spicy and crunch. Everything is homemade and it tastes like it. I will definitely search for them, which is something I don't normally do, they are that good! Great job Last Name Brewery in finding them.

    Rachel D.
    5 star rating

    Tom recently catered my work Christmas party in Yucaipa. 1 word: Yum! Everyone really enjoyed the food! I received a lot of "Great choice!" comments from everyone. Thank you Tom!I coordinated everything with him, and he was very prompt and helpful through the whole process. He arrived right on time to the party, and set up all the amazing food he prepared for us. We had the food warmers which worked out great. The portions are very generous! We had the tri tip (the best!), ribs, and chicken. For sides we went with beans (my personal favorite!), mac & cheese, and the baked potato salad (get it warm, great suggestion from Tom!) The sauces were good--the spicy is spicy! Thank you Tom for making our party a success!

    Dayna P.
  • 5 star rating

    Five Star!!!! Not only are his ribs great, the tri-tip is even better. !!! His customer service is amazing, he has went the extra mile with making sure the ribs to my liking(but checking the ingredients) to be safe for my (celiac disease), that is caring about his customer and his quality of food he prepares... He is excited about his cooking and I would have recommended him to others and have...his ribs are my Thursday Night Treat!!

    Kelly W.
    5 star rating

    Had Tom cater a birthday party for me just last week. Food was amazing!!! Tri-tip, pulled pork & chicken. Chicken was prepared like he would have for a competition. It was clear to me he had invested lots of time. Everyone loved it!!! I appreciated the experience all the way through. Good communication via text preparing for the day, and he stuck around until he knew we were all satisfied with his service. I will definitely be using him again and highly recommend him to others.

    Brian A.