Striving to become the best BBQ catering service in Buffalo & Lockport, NY
For over 60 years Chiavetta’s Catering has been one of the leading names in BBQ catering in the Buffalo, NY area. Our company was started by Thomas and Eleanor Chiavetta. Thomas & Eleanor were poultry farmers at the time who learned about BBQ chicken through the Erie County Farm and Home Center in East Aurora.
Chiavetta’s started their BBQ by offering event catering at weddings and banquets in addition to operating the Chiavetta’s Churchside Farms. By 1957, we started offering catering services for larger events beyond just weddings & banquets and soon enough, the business was doing well enough to buy a brand new truck.
By 1980, the people of the Buffalo, NY community had become so hooked on the taste of Chiavetta’s BBQ sauce that the family decided to begin bottling and selling it as its own featured product. The brothers sold 250 cases of the sauce in their first year, and 500 the next, with steady growth continuing after that.
Currently, Chiavetta’s Catering Service is Buffalo, Hamburg, Amherst, and Lockport NY’s premier event catering, BBQ takeout & fundraising experts. During the annual season running from May to October, Chiavetta’s hosts or caters to roughly 15-20 events a week, with June the busiest month. As a local favorite, during one of the summer’s largest and most popular events, The Erie County Fair, the Chiavetta’s team works hard to serve 3,000 dinners a day — cooking 900 chicken halves at a time during peak hours.
With event catering and drop-off catering services available all over Western New York, Chiavetta’s is proud to bring the best BBQ in Buffalo to areas including Hamburg and Amherst, as well as a location Lockport, specializing in BBQ dinner take-out.