Pete’s Firehouse BBQ is a family owned and operated BBQ catering company based in the Temecula Valley. What started as a hobby and passion for owners Pete & Melissa has quickly turned into a second career. Pete works full time for the Riverside County Fire Department, thus the name “Pete’s Firehouse BBQ!” Pete’s Firehouse BBQ has been a full service, BBQ catering company since 2009.
Pete, our pitmaster, has been BBQ’ing since he was tall enough to reach the grill. Many years ago we discovered what real BBQ was, cooking meat low and slow over real wood. We bought our first smoker, and the rest is history. Melissa has been an avid designer and decorator for years, and her passion really shows through in our table decorations and set-up. Not only do we provide amazing food for your guests, we design and decorate all of our tables to match your wedding décor. Including fresh flowers, table linens, menu signs, and decorations.
All of our food is prepared fresh in our own health department approved kitchen. We cook everything fresh on-site on our custom built BBQ catering trailer. Your guests will be able to see and smell us preparing their meal.
We specialize in weddings, but offer our catering services for all events, including retirement parties, corporate events, school events, fundraisers, etc. Pete’s Firehouse BBQ also believes in giving back to our community. We support the local food pantry’s on a regular basis, and are huge supporters of our armed forces. Several times a year, the Pete’s Firehouse BBQ team cooks for the military at several events throughout Southern California. We are very honored to offer discounts to all military, police and fire personnel.
In addition to BBQ catering, we also participate in BBQ competitions. We have been very successful on the competition circuit winning many awards and prizes. Some of our notable accomplishments include Reserve Grand Champion at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival, Grand Champion Burger entry at the 2012 OC BBQ Festival, and First Place Ribs at the 2014 Pechanga BBQ Competition.
We have also created our own Pete’s Firehouse BBQ Sauce and Spice Rubs. Our sauces and rubs have been used in all of our bbq competitions, and are used for every event we cater. All of our products are gluten free, all natural, and contain NO MSG or high fructose corn syrup.
We are fully licensed, fully insured, and are very proud to be the ONLY BBQ catering company in Southwest Riverside County to own and operate our own Health Department approved commercial kitchen. We also have a dedicated tasting room as part of our facility designed just for our wedding clients.
We feel so very honored when we are selected to cater a wedding. Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life, and we are excited to be a small part of it.
~Pete and Melissa