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Casual Barbecue for Backyard Picnics

Experience a downhome meal with Southern-style barbecue catering by Luzette Catering in Forest Lake, Minnesota. We help you liven up your catered picnics, graduation parties, and other backyard events.


Barbecue Items

A Little Taste of the South

Enjoy Southern-style barbecue catering by Luzette Catering throughout all of Minnesota and Wisconsin. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy your guests and event worry-free. We are known for our slow-cooked tri-tip, ribs, brisket, and much more. Our smoked meats are the best around, and you won't be able to resist coming back for seconds!

Graduations & Picnics

We know planning a graduation party can be quite an endeavor. From renting a hall or tent on location to worrying about the food, there's a great deal of planning involved. Luzette Catering is prepared to make planning your next graduation party an easy task. We offer the most diverse set of menu options, from our "drop-off" option to our fully catered option, as well as onsite barbecues, pig roasts, and beyond. 



  

Drop-Off Packages

      
PICNIC CLASSIC
Minimum order of 25 guests in increments of 5
  • Heavy duty plates
  • Forks, knives & napkins
  • Serving utensils
  • Warming kits

Angus Hot Dogs
Served on a gourmet bun with all the trimmings

Angus Burger
Served on a freshly baked roll with lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, ketchup and mustard

Whole Wheat Pasta Salad
Whole wheat pasta, tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives, red peppers, parmesan, balsamic vinaigrette

$11.00 per guest 
      
    
     
COUNTRY BBQ
   
SMOKED SALMON BUFFETT
Atlantic smoked salmon, with sliced tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, capers, sliced hard boiled eggs, whipped cream cheese and fresh bagels

$10.00 per guest
Minimum order of 25 guests in increments of 5
  • Heavy duty plates
  • Forks, knives & napkins
  • Serving utensils
  • Warming kits
OMELET STATION
A classic chef attended, cooked to order omelet station with a variety of assorted vegetables, cheeses and breakfast meats (additional staffing charges will apply)
$9.00 per guest
         
   
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Drop-Off Packages

      
PICNIC CLASSIC
Minimum order of 25 guests in increments of 5
  • Heavy duty plates
  • Forks, knives & napkins
  • Serving utensils
  • Warming kits

Angus Hot Dogs
Served on a gourmet bun with all the trimmings

Angus Burger
Served on a freshly baked roll with lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, ketchup and mustard

Whole Wheat Pasta Salad
Whole wheat pasta, tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives, red peppers, parmesan, balsamic vinaigrette

$11.00 per guest 
      
    
     
COUNTRY BBQ
   
SMOKED SALMON BUFFETT
Atlantic smoked salmon, with sliced tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, capers, sliced hard boiled eggs, whipped cream cheese and fresh bagels

$10.00 per guest
Minimum order of 25 guests in increments of 5
  • Heavy duty plates
  • Forks, knives & napkins
  • Serving utensils
  • Warming kits
OMELET STATION
A classic chef attended, cooked to order omelet station with a variety of assorted vegetables, cheeses and breakfast meats (additional staffing charges will apply)
$9.00 per guest
         
   
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Drop-Off Packages

PICNIC CLASSIC

Minimum order of 25 guests in increments of 5

  • Heavy duty plates
  • Forks, knives & napkins
  • Serving utensils
  • Warming kits

$11.00 Per Person

Angus Burger

Served on a freshly baked roll with lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, ketchup and mustard

Angus Hot Dogs

Served on a gourmet bun with all the trimmings

Whole Wheat Pasta Salad

Whole wheat pasta, tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives, red peppers, parmesan, balsamic vinaigrette

COUNTRY BBQ

Minimum order of 25 guests in increments of 5

  • Heavy duty plates
  • Forks, knives & napkins
  • Serving utensils
  • Warming kits

$17.00 Per Person

BBQ Chicken

White & dark meat chicken, grilled to sweet perfection

Baby Back BBQ Ribs

Tender slow smoked baby back ribs served with our sweet barbecue sauce

Corn Cobbettes

1/2 size sweet corn, served with melted butter

Cole Slaw

Shredded green and purple cabbage and carrot, tossed in creamy dressing with apple cider vinegar

TASTE OF CHICAGO

Minimum order of 25 guests in increments of 5

  • Heavy duty plates
  • Forks, knives & napkins
  • Serving utensils
  • Warming kits

$13.00 Per Person

Italian Beef

Served on freshly baked rolls with sweet green peppers and hot giardiniera peppers

Italian Sausage

Served on freshly baked rolls with sweet green peppers and hot giardiniera peppers

Jumbo Angus Hot Dogs

Served on a gourmet bun with all the trimmings

Whole Wheat Pasta Salad

Whole wheat pasta, tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives, red peppers, parmesan, balsamic vinaigrette

LIGHT PICNIC

Minimum order of 25 guests in increments of 5

  • Heavy duty plates
  • Forks, knives & napkins
  • Serving utensils
  • Warming kits

$13.00 Per Person

Grilled Portabella

Giant portabella mushroom cap marinated in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, spices and grilled to perfection

Turkey Burgers

Healthy option to a burger, ground all white turkey grilled and seasoned lightly on a gourmet roll

Grilled Vegetables

Fresh vegetables seasoned lightly with olive oil and balsamic glaze

House Salad

Mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, pepperoncini, our italian vinaigrette dressing, topped with croutons


Custom Drop-Off Packages

CUSTOM PICNIC PRICING

Minimum order of 25 guests in increments of 5

  • Heavy duty plates
  • Forks, knives & napkins
  • Serving utensils
  • Warming kits

(2) Entrees + (1) Side

$12.00 Per Person

(3) Entrees + (2) Sides

$15.00 Per Person

Additional Sides

$2.00 Per Person

ENTREES

Angus Cheeseburger (6oz)

100% angus beef, with all the trimmings and a gourmet bun

Jumbo Angus Hot Dogs

Served on a gourmet bun with all the trimmings

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Slow smoked pork shoulder pulled and served with zesty barbecue sauce on corn dusted roll

Grilled Portabella

Giant portabella mushroom cap marinated in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, spices and grilled to perfection

Turkey Burgers

Healthy option to a burger, ground all white turkey grilled and seasoned lightly on a gourmet roll

Baby Back BBQ Ribs

Tender slow smoked baby back ribs served with our sweet barbecue sauce

$2.00 Additional

SIDES

Whole Wheat Pasta Salad

Whole wheat pasta, tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives, red peppers, parmesan, balsamic vinaigrette

Corn Cobbettes

1/2 size sweet corn, served with melted butter

Baked Beans

Made with smoked bacon, brown sugar, onions and a top of dijon mustard

Grilled Vegetables

Fresh vegetables seasoned lightly with olive oil and balsamic glaze

Cole Slaw

Shredded green and purple cabbage and carrot, tossed in creamy dressing with apple cider vinegar

House Salad

Mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, pepperoncini, our italian vinaigrette dressing, topped with croutons

Fruit Salad

A mixture of honeydew, cantaloupe, grapes, and golden pineapple


Grilled On-Site Packages

 Special discounts for groups of 500 or more. Grilled on-site picnic packages are based on 50 guests. Please note all picnics will incur an event service charge to cover insurance, delivery, staffing, equipment and transportation. 

  • 2 hours of food service
  • Chafing dishes
  • Linen buffet tablecloths
  • Sunflower centerpieces
  • Grilling & serving equipment
  • Deluxe plastic plates, forks, knives and napkins

ALL AMERICAN PICNIC

  • Pasta salad
  • Potato salad or cole slaw
  • Iced cold watermelon slices
  • Potato chips
  • Pretzels

$11.00 Per Person

Char Broiled Angus Hot Dogs

Served on a gourmet bun, with all the trimmings

Angus Hamburgers & Cheeseburgers (6oz)

Served on a freshly baked roll with lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, ketchup & mustard

FOURTH OF JULY

  • Pasta salad
  • Potato salad or cole slaw
  • Iced cold watermelon slices
  • Potato chips
  • Pretzels

$13.00 Per Person

Beer Soaked Bratwurst

Char grilled and served on a french roll with grilled onions or sauerkraut and a variety of mustards

Char Broiled Angus Hot Dogs

Served on a gourmet bun, with all the trimmings

Angus Hamburgers & Cheeseburgers (6oz)

Served on a freshly baked roll with lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, ketchup & mustard

CLASSIC GRILLING

  • Pasta salad
  • Potato salad or cole slaw
  • Iced cold watermelon slices
  • Potato chips
  • Pretzels

$13.00 Per Person

Angus Hamburgers & Cheeseburgers (6oz)

Served on a freshly baked roll with lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, ketchup & mustard

Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

Served on a freshly baked roll with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo & barbecue sauce

Char Broiled Angus Hot Dogs

Served on a gourmet bun, with all the trimmings

TASTE OF CHICAGO

  • Pasta salad
  • Potato salad or cole slaw
  • Iced cold watermelon slices
  • Potato chips
  • Pretzels

$13.00 Per Person

Buona's Italian Beef

Served on freshly baked rolls with sweet green peppers and hot giardiniera peppers

Italian Sausage

Served on freshly baked rolls with sweet green peppers and hot giardiniera peppers

Char Broiled Angus Hot Dogs

Served on a gourmet bun, with all the trimmings

SOUTHERN BBQ

  • Pasta salad
  • Potato salad or cole slaw
  • Iced cold watermelon slices
  • Potato chips
  • Pretzels

$13.00 Per Person

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Served on freshly baked rolls with a sweet and tangy barbecue sauce

BBQ Chicken

White and dark meat pieces of chicken, grilled to sweet perfection

Char Broiled Angus Hot Dogs

Served on a gourmet bun, with all the trimmings

COUNTRY BBQ

  • Pasta salad
  • Potato salad or cole slaw
  • Iced cold watermelon slices
  • Potato chips
  • Pretzels

$13.00 Per Person

BBQ Baby Back Rib Tips

Tender and juicy, slow baked in our sweet and tangy barbecue sauce

BBQ Chicken

White and dark meat pieces of chicken, grilled to sweet perfection

Angus Hamburgers & Cheeseburgers (6oz)

Served on a freshly baked roll with lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, ketchup & mustard

TEXAS BBQ

  • Pasta salad
  • Potato salad or cole slaw
  • Iced cold watermelon slices
  • Potato chips
  • Pretzels

$15.00 Per Person

BBQ Beef Brisket

Slow roasted beef brisket with a sweet bbq glaze

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Served on freshly baked rolls with a sweet and tangy barbecue sauce

BBQ Baby Back Rib Tips

Tender and juicy, slow baked in our sweet and tangy barbecue sauce

COUNTRY FAIR

  • Pasta salad
  • Potato salad or cole slaw
  • Iced cold watermelon slices
  • Potato chips
  • Pretzels

$15.00 Per Person

Grilled Corn in the husk

Sweet summer corn grilled fresh onsite

Angus Hamburgers & Cheeseburgers (6oz)

Served on a freshly baked roll with lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, ketchup & mustard

Char Broiled Angus Hot Dogs

Served on a gourmet bun, with all the trimmings

BBQ Chicken

White and dark meat pieces of chicken, grilled to sweet perfection

 

 


Custom Package

CUSTOM PACKAGE PRICING

Mix and match to create your own custom menu! Custom package prices are based on 50 or more guests. Special discounts for groups of 500 or more. Custom packages include:

  • 2 hours of food service
  • Chafing dishes
  • Linen buffet tablecloths
  • Sunflower centerpieces
  • Grilling & serving equipment
  • Deluxe plastic plates, forks, knives and napkins

(2) Entrees + (4) Sides

$12.00 Per Person

(3) Entrees + (4) Sides

$14.00 Per Person

Add an entree

$3.00 Per Person

Add a side

$1.00 Per Person

CUSTOM PACKAGE ENTREES

Angus Hamburgers & Cheeseburgers (6oz)

Served on a freshly baked roll with lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, ketchup & mustard

Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

Served on a freshly baked roll with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo & barbecue sauce

Char Broiled Angus Hot Dogs

Served on a gourmet bun, with all the trimmings

Boneless BBQ Rib Sandwiches

Served on a gourmet bun, with onions and pickles

Buona's Italian Beef

Served on freshly baked rolls with sweet green peppers and hot giardiniera peppers

Italian Sausage

Served on freshly baked rolls with sweet green peppers and hot giardiniera peppers

Beer Soaked Bratwurst

Char grilled and served on a french roll with grilled onions or sauerkraut and a variety of mustards

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Served on freshly baked rolls with a sweet and tangy barbecue sauce

BBQ Baby Back Rib Tips

Tender and juicy, slow baked in our sweet and tangy barbecue sauce

BBQ Chicken

White and dark meat pieces of chicken, grilled to sweet perfection

CUSTOM PACKAGE SIDES

Tomato & Cucumber Salad

Beefsteak tomatoes, cucumbers and red onions in a basil and herb vinaigrette

Mediterranean Potato Salad

With green beans, red onions and kalamata olives in a rosemary vinaigrette

Potato Salad

Classic picnic style white potato salad with chopped celery and hard boiled eggs

Cole Slaw

Shredded cabbage and carrots in a sweet creamy dressing

Pasta Salad

Imported pasta tossed with fresh seasonal vegetables

Garden Salad

Assorted field greens, tomatoes and cucumbers in our house vinaigrette

Caesar Salad

With shaved parmesan cheese, garlic croutons and a classic caesar dressing

Potato Chips & Pretzels

Crunchy potato chips and miniature pretzels (served in bulk)

Corn Cobbettes

Buttered and salted corn on the cob

Baked Beans

Brown sugar baked beans (vegetarian style)

Cookies

An assortment of chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and triple chocolate

Brownies

Homemade ghirardelli chocolate fudge brownies

Rice Krispy Treats

Rice krispy marshmallow bars

Fresh Fruit

Apples, oranges, bananas, plums, pears and nectarines

Watermelon Slices

Iced cold watermelon wedges

CUSTOM PACKAGE UPGRADES

BBQ Ribs

1/3 lb slab of our grilled baby back ribs in a sweet and tangy barbecue sauce

$3.00 Per Person

Chicken Kebobs

Grilled chicken with peppers and onions

$1.50 Per Person

Shrimp Kebobs

Jumbo shrimp with peppers and onions

$2.00 Per Person

Grilled Steak Sandwich

5 oz strip steak served on a freshly baked roll

$3.00 Per Person

Grilled Salmon Ciabatta

Herb grilled salmon, on a wheat ciabatta roll

$2.00 Per Person

Steak & Portabella Kebob

With a sweet balsamic glaze

$4.00 Per Person

Veggie Burgers

Grilled on a separate grill and served on a freshly baked bun

Fresh Fruit Salad

Assorted fresh-cut fruits and melons

$1.50 Per Person

Grilled Vegetables

Marinated with a balsamic vinegar reduction

$1.50 Per Person

Apple Nut Salad

Apples, dried cranberries, candied walnuts and gorgonzola with a raspberry dressing

$1.50 Per Person

Chopped Salad

Cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, black olives, garbanzos, gorgonzola & penne pasta with a red wine vinaigrette

$1.50 Per Person

Roasted Corn Salad

Roasted corn, diced onion and red & green peppers in a light vinaigrette

$1.00 Per Person

Orzo Pasta Salad

Tomato, cucumber, feta and a light vinaigrette

$1.00 Per Person

Fusilli Pasta Salad

Roasted peppers & an olive oil and balsamic dressing

$1.00 Per Person


Summer Food Stations

These are some of our more popular custom station menus. Call to speak with one of our event planners to design your own custom menu from the following pages. Special discounts for groups of 500 or more.

TOP YOUR OWN BURGER BAR

Angus Hamburgers & Cheeseburgers (6oz)

Served on a freshly baked split top roll with a topping bar of:

  • American & provolone cheese
  • Bleu cheese crumbles
  • Leaf lettuce
  • Roma tomatoes
  • Red & white onions
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Salsa & jalapenos
  • Ketchup
  • Yellow & dijon mustard
  • Pesto mayo
  • Horseradish

SALAD STATION

  • Orzo pasta salad
  • Fusilli pasta salad
  • Caesar salad
  • Apple nut salad
  • Roasted corn salad

TOP YOUR OWN HOT DOG BAR

Celebrate your next team building employee appreciation event with a top your own hot dog event!

Chicago Style Hot Dogs

100% all beef jumbo dogs with all the trimmings on a poppy seed bun

Toppings Bar

  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Diced Onions
  • Relish
  • Diced Tomato
  • Sport Peppers
  • Sauerkraut
  • Celery Salt

ROASTED CORN STATION

Corn on the Cob

Grilled on-site, and in the husk, served with a flavored butter topping bar:

  • Brown sugar & maple butter
  • BBQ spiced butter
  • Bleu cheese butter
  • Garlic & parmesan
  • Salted butter

HAWAIIAN LUAU

Pig Roast

We slow roast the Pig in our kitchens for 12 hours and bring it out to be carved on site

Accompanied By

  • Sweet & Sour Chicken Skewers
  • BBQ Salmon with citrus and cilantro
  • Island rice
  • Tortilla chips with mango salsa
  • Tropical fruit
  • White chocolate macadamia nut cookies

Décor To Include

  • Grass skirts
  • Tiki Masks
  • Hawaiian Leis
  • Tropical Linens
  • Fire Eaters
  • Hula Dancers

KABOB STATION

Grecian Style Chicken Kabob

Grilled chicken, mushrooms, green peppers and onions

Grilled Steak Kabob

Grilled steak, mushrooms, green peppers and onions

BBQ Pork Kabob

Served with green peppers and a sweet and tangy bbq marinade

SAUSAGE STATION

Italian Sausage

Served with sweet peppers, hot giardiniera peppers and freshly baked french rolls

Bratwurst

Served with grilled onions, sauerkraut, and a variety of german mustards

Spicy Garlic Chicken Sausage

Served with grilled onions, and a variety of german mustards

 


Ice Cream Stations

Minimum guest count of 50 guests or more Call for pricing. Bases on your guest count and serving time. 

ICE CREAM SUNDAE BAR

The perfect afternoon treat. Your guests can create and top their own Ice Cream Sundaes!

Scooping Station

Choose 4 Flavors

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Strawberry
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Oreo
  • Butter Pecan
  • Rocky Road
  • Cookie Dough
  • Frozen Yogurt
  • Mint Chocolate Chip

Topping Station

  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Caramel
  • Strawberries
  • Sprinkles
  • M & M's
  • Cherries
  • Crushed Nuts
  • Whipped Cream

Premium Hot Topping

  • Hot Fudge
  • Hot Caramel
  • Hot Apples & Cinnamon

ICE CREAM FLOATS

Our profession waitstaff will scoop vanilla ice cream to order for your guests to fill with a soda choice below

Soda Choices

  • Classic Root Beer
  • Diet Root Beer
  • Cola
  • Orange Soda (Dreamsicle Floats)

Topping Station

  • Whipped Cream
  • Maraschino Cherries
  • Chocolate Sprinkles
  • Straws
  • Spoons

Dessert Stations

Minimum guest count of 50 guests or more Call for pricing. Bases on your guest count and serving time. 

 FRESH FRUIT STATION

No better way to cool off on a hot summer day than a display of cool fresh fruit!

  • Iced cold watermelon slices
  • Red and green apples
  • Peaches
  • Plums
  • Oranges
  • Red and green grapes

TOP YOUR OWN CHEESECAKE

Start with a slice of eli's cheesecake, and top it from our topping bar

Topping Bar

  • Chocolate Fudge
  • Strawberry Sauce
  • Apples and Cinnamon
  • Whipped cream

PIE A LA MODE

A trio of pieces, sliced to order by our professional waitstaff and topped with vanilla bean ice cream!

Fresh Baked Pies

Served with fresh vanilla bean ice cream and whipped cream

  • Apple Pie Slices
  • Cherry Pie Slices
  • Blueberry Pie Slices

Fun Food Stations

Call for pricing. Bases on your guest count and serving time. All carts include:

  • A generator and all necessary product
  • Most will require a staff person

Cotton Candy

Two flavors of cotton candy made fresh on site all day long

Ice Cream Bars

An assortment of novelty ice cream bars to include sandwiches, cones, bars, and popsicles

Popcorn

Is there anything more instantly recognized then the smell of freshly popped hot buttery popcorn

Kettle Corn

A sweet and salty treat, served from an antique popcorn wagon

Sno-Cones

Crushed ice topped with sweet flavored syrups, a summertime favorite

Soft Pretzels

Soft salted pretzels served with a variety of mustards and melted cheddar

Churros

Traditional mexican pastry filled with custard, fresh fruit or chocolate and rolled in a cinnamon sugar mixture

Nachos

Traditional corn tortilla chips with melted cheddar, jalapenos, chopped green onions and salsa


Additional Services

Your Buona Picnic includes a professional event planner to assist you with:

  • Site selection
  • Site visit & walkthrough
  • Computerized layout
  • Tent and rental design
  • Schedule of events
  • Insurance certification
  • Outside service coordination

Amusements

  • Moonwalks
  • Mazes
  • Obstacle courses
  • Super slides
  • Batting cages
  • Mini golf
  • Dunk tanks
  • Petting zoos
  • Pony rides

Rental Items

  • Tents and canopies
  • Tables & chairs
  • Linens
  • Portable bars
  • Helium balloons
  • A. systems
  • Portolets & hand sinks
  • Coolers
  • Trash dumpsters

Services

  • Directional signs
  • Liquor liability
  • Bartenders
  • Waitstaff
  • Greeters
  • Decorations
  • Floral arrangements
  • Theme parties