Catering FAQs

Make your next event a smokin’ success! Leave the cooking to us at Maurice’s Piggie Park®. Our tender meats are slow cooked, 24 hours over hickory coals and enhanced with our secret heirloom sauce. It’s the authentic taste of the south, brought to you by a new generation whose focus is simply serving great BBQ. Our family reviews every catering service to make sure we provide you with the best food and service for your group!

Planning a party, business luncheon, church event, wedding, rehearsal dinner? Small or large, casual or elegant, our team will provide the perfect catering solution for your group. We cater all across the state at places like the Governors Mansion, SC State Museum, 701 Whaley and more beautiful venues. Contact us to cater your next event and your guests will thank you.

Menu, Service & Equipment Options

Make your event a smokin’ success with delicious Southern choices of all your favorite Meats and Sides. Customize to your own liking.

Choose your Meats:
  • Pulled Pork
  • Smoked Chicken (pulled or bone-in)
  • Fried Chicken tenders
  • Southern Fried Chicken (bone-in)
  • Smoked wings: barbeque, teriyaki, or hot
  • Pit-cooked barbeque Ribs
  • Pit-cooked Beef Brisket (whole or sliced)
  • Smoked Turkey
  • Smoked Duck Quarters
  • Smoked Pork Belly
  • Smoked Shrimp
  • Spicy Clams and Mussels
  • Honey Glazed Ham
  • Whole Boston Butt
  • Sliced Pork Tenderloin
  • Barbecued Pork Chop
  • Burgers & Hot Dogs
  • Frogmore Stew – shrimp, sausage, corn, and potatoes

Many meats are cooked with our signature Southern Gold® sauce unless otherwise specified. We can also offer plain meat, vinegar pepper sauce or tomato based sauce.

Choose your Southern Sides:
  • Carolina Hash & rice
  • Baked beans (GF/*V)
  • Cole slaw (GF/V)
  • Green beans (GF/*V)
  • Potato salad (GF/V)
  • Macaroni & cheese (V)
  • Corn on the cob (GF/V)
  • Kernel Corn (GF/V)
  • Cream Corn (GF/V)
  • Lima beans GF (*V)
  • Mashed Potatoes (V)
  • Brown Gravy
  • Fried Okra
  • Broccoli & cheese casserole (V)
  • Broccoli & rice casserole (V)
  • Sweet Potato casserole with nuts (V)
  • Black eyed peas (GF/*V)
  • Rice & gravy
  • Steamed cabbage (GF/*V)
  • Collard Greens (GF/*V)
  • Yams (GF/V)
  • Garden Salad (GF/V)
  • Pasta Salad
  • Fresh Fruit (GF/V)
  • Cornbread Dressing
  • Cranberry Sauce (V)
  • Option of Mix of Rolls and Cornbread

GF for Gluten Free; V for Vegetarian; *V for Request Special Vegetarian Prep Available

Choose your Desserts:
  • Banana Pudding
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Lemon Meringue Pie
  • Pecan Pie
  • Peach Cobbler
  • Blackberry Cobbler
  • Double Chocolate Cake, sliced
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Sliced Watermelon
  • Other Pies available upon request
Choose your Drinks:

(Complimentary Tea included with Full Service Caterings)

  • Fresh Brewed Tea, Sweet or Unsweet
  • Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
  • Bottled Water
  • Canned Sodas
  • Wedding Punch

Full Service

30 Person Minimum

This is our Catering specialty. With full service catering, our experienced Catering Coordinators will come to your location and give you the full Southern Hospitality treatment! We’ll bring your choice of menu hot off the bbq pits, set up and maintain the buffet line and clear and clean our setup at the end of the meal. Food will be served in metal chafing dishes and kept hot with sternos for the duration of your meal.

We will provide table cloths, serving utensils, eating utensils, paper products, cups, ice and BBQ Sauce.

At least 1 week notice preferred. We will try our best to accommodate last minute orders when possible.


30 Person Minimum

Our Catering Coordinator will deliver your selected menu to your location. We’ll bring and set up the food in ready to serve foil pans with serving utensils. We can provide metal pans and chafing dishes with sternos at an additional charge. This is the perfect option for a quick, easy, and hassle-free meal!

Eating utensils, paper products, cups, ice (at request) and BBQ Sauce are included with all menu options.

At least 2 days notice preferred. We will try our best to accommodate last minute orders when possible.


20 Person Minimum

Pick up pans of your choices of meats & sides ready to go at any of our convenient Piggie Park® restaurant locations.

Eating utensils, paper products, and BBQ Sauce are included with all menu options. Cups & Ice are included with drink add-ons at request.

At least 1 day notice preferred. We will try our best to accommodate last minute orders when possible.

Plate Packages


Plates: Black Styrofoam plates

Utensils: White Plastic Fork, Spoon, and Knife, with Napkin

Cups: 20 oz Maurice’s Piggie Park styrofoam cups

$1 extra per person

Plates: Clear Plastic plates

Utensils: Hand-wrapped Black Plastic Fork, Spoon, and Knife, with Napkin

Cups: 16 oz Clear Plastic cups

$2 extra per person

Plates: China plates

Utensils: Hand-wrapped Silverware Fork, Spoon, and Knife, with Napkin

Cups: 16 oz Clear Plastic cups (or Drinking Glass for additional cost)

Chafer Packages


Wire Rack with water pan and two sterno can fuels

$5 per rack needed

Full Service: Standard

Stainless Steel Standard Top Chafer

Full Service: Deluxe, cost TBD

Stainless Steel Roller Top

Drink Station

Full Service:


Staff pours provided beverages from pitchers

Deluxe, cost TBD

Staff scoops ice, and guests self-serves from glass beverage urns

All packages are customizable.

Catering FAQs

Q: What kind of events and groups do you cater for?
A: We’ve catered all ranges of meals from backyard barbeques to fancy wedding receptions, from graduation parties to fraternity get-togethers, from doctors’ offices to corporate meetings, from holiday parties to military banquets, from sales meetings to educational classes. We gladly cater for groups of 20 to 2,000+.

Q: Do you cater in my area?

A: We cater meals all over the Midlands, Columbia, South Carolina region including Lexington, Irmo, and Northeast Columbia, but we also often travel throughout the state for caterings. Events outside of the Midlands require a minimum of 30 people, at a minimum price of $12 per person. Travel & Catering Fees may apply.

Q: How is the food set up?
A: For small offices or home events, we usually serve the menu choices in disposable foil trays for easy serving and cleanup. For larger or longer events, we serve the food in sterno-powered heated pans.

Q: What service options are available?
A: We offer 3 types of catering services –

  1. Full Service Caterings – 50 or more guests – We set up, monitor, refill, break down, and clean up a self-service buffet food line. Choose from our full Meats & Sides Buffet Menu or the Fancy Hors D’oeuvres selections.
  2. Delivered Caterings – 20 or more guests – We drop off and set up a self-service buffet food line. Choose from our most popular selections on our Meats & Sides Buffet Menu or our individually made Box Lunches menu.
  3. Pick up Option – click here or call your local restaurant – We will arrange your pickup of trays of your selections from our Meats & Sides menu or our individually made Box Lunches at a convenient Maurice’s Piggie Park near you.

Q: What is included in the Catering price? Besides the food, what else is included?
A: We gladly offer eating & serving utensils, plates, napkins, cups & ice as necessary for all events. With Full Service and Delivered Meats & Sides Caterings, we also offer complimentary Fresh Brewed Sweet and Unsweet Tea and bread.

Q: What other fees should I expect?
A: For a Full Service catering, we charge a standard 10% service charge. This covers the labor and time to set up, serve and monitor the food at your event and provide clean up afterwards. Full Service orders under $500 will also be charged a flat service charge of $100. For a Delivery, we charge a small delivery fee. Distant Full Service or Delivery caterings may incur a travel fee, depending on location. Catering prices listed do not include sales tax or an optional gratuity.

Q: Do you provide table coverings?
A: Yes, we gladly provide disposable table coverings for the food area in a red and white checkered pattern or plain white. Please request when booking the catering.

Q: Do you rent equipment like tables, table cloths, etc?
A: Yes, we will work directly with outside vendors to provide you with rental equipment, instead of you worrying about working with another vendor for your event. We can provide Chocolate Fountains, Punch Fountains, Silverware, Glassware, Tables, Chairs, Tablecloths and Linens, Tents, etc at the additional item rental fee.

Q: What barbecue sauces are offered?
A: We recognize consumer preferences when it comes to barbecue sauces, so for caterings we always ask the client if they would prefer our Pulled Pork already sauced and/or with sauce options only on the side. For many caterings, we’ll have our line of BBQ Sauces available next to the meat, including our Southern Gold® Original, Hickory Red, and Hot Vinegar Pepper sauces. A popular choice is to provide half the meat with our most popular mustard-based Southern Gold® sauce already tossed in, and half the meat plain for sauce to be added on the side. This makes the line go quickly while still providing choices for your guests.

Q: Do you offer children’s meals?
A: We do not have specific children’s meals on caterings, but we can be sure to include child-friendly meats and sides in your menu choices.

Q: Do you have any Vegetarian Options?

A: We offer a salad bar option as well as tons of vegetables. Please specify that you’d like the vegetables prepared in a vegetarian friendly fashion.

Q: How should I calculate the guest count?
A: We plan our food quantity based on your guest count, so we try to aim for an accurate count. First, start with the number of people you expect to come. Secondly, if you have any children coming to the event, calculate 2 children as 1 adult for more accurate food portions. It is also helpful for us to know the occasion and general idea of the appetite. (Example – 20 ladies at a bridal shower will eat differently than 20 workers at a construction site.)

Q: Is clean up included?
A: Yes, we always clean up our food station. Trash is typically handled by your event site, otherwise let us know and we will try to accommodate.

Q: If there is leftover food, will it be packaged for us to take? If so, will we need to provide containers?
A: The leftovers on the serving line are yours to keep. We can box them up when we clean up. We try to bring a few extra to-go boxes, but you are always welcome to bring your own containers.

Q: How long does it take to set up for the event?
A: We like to arrive 30-60 minutes before the event depending on the size and quantity of food we will be serving.

Q: Do you offer tastings? If so, is there a charge?
A: We can arrange a tasting at one of our convenient restaurant locations. This must be coordinated through Chris B to avoid confusions and charges; otherwise you can always stop for lunch or dinner at any of our restaurants to purchase plates from our menu. However not all locations serve all of our catering items.

Q: How far in advance do I need to book a catering?
A: For large special occasions like a large holiday party or a wedding, we suggest contacting us as soon as possible to reserve your date. Weekends during wedding season fill up fast! We suggest at least 2 weeks’ notice for Fancy Hors D’oeuvres menu caterings, 1 week notice for Full Service caterings, 2 days notice for Delivery caterings, and 1 day notice preferred for Pick Up catering orders.

Q: How do I book a Catering?
A: Click here and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible. You will hear from your Catering Expert within 24 hours to confirm your quote and answer any questions you have! If you have other catering related questions before placing your order, you may call our catering hotline at 1-800-MAURICE (628-7423) or contact this email Thank you!