🕘 Jul 6th, 2022

There’s nothing like a little sunshine, some ice-cold bevvies and the smell of freshly-pressed burgers hitting the grill to get people out and bring ’em together when summer’s in full swing in Vancouver.

Whether it’s a staff or client appreciation event, beachside birthday celebration with friends, or a long-postponed backyard family reunion, The Lazy Gourmet grillmasters stand with tongs at the ready to help you pull off an event they’ll be talking about around the water cooler or in the family group chat for years.

When it comes to indulging your culinary flights of al-fresco fancy, the sky’s the limit. Whatever your budget, scope and preferred menu, our team will be with you every step of the way. From menu selection and set up to pick up/drop off and take down, we leave nothing to chance — except the weather. Even WE can’t control that!

Here are some tips on how to pull off your perfect BBQ get-together this summer:

Set the Theme

Whether it’s for clients and colleagues or friends and family, are you thinking down-home or upscale? Are we talking laidback Hawaiian-shirt-and shorts-style team-building luau, corporate softball-themed cookout behind the third-base dugout, or a more elegant mix-and-mingle type of affair atop a rooftop patio?

Snag Your Spot

Pinpoint a day and time, who you’ll be inviting, and your ideal venue(s). Need a little assistance picking and/or booking the perfect spot? Vancouver has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to scenic venues, and we’ve got the inside track on the best of the bunch and can help you navigate any permits you may need. Check out our directory here.

Make a List

We’ll check it twice. In need of décor? A photographer? Invites or signs? Plates and cutlery? How about a covered tent space as a backup plan in case of a rain delay? (This IS Vancouver, after all). The Lazy Gourmet offers a one-stop shop when it comes to all the moving parts you need to set a new bar for BBQ events. Check out some of our preferred partners here.

Safety First

Safety and security is always front of mind. We provide professional, friendly and knowledgeable servers and bar staff who are all Food Safe and Serving it Right certified. And if your guests are going to be enjoying some of our great BC craft beer or wine or refreshing summer cocktails, make sure they have a safe ride home!

Pick Your Package

Our BBQ menus are available in three formats — as part of a fully catered, thrill-of-the-grill experience; pre-assembled for pickup or delivery to a selected backyard, business or venue hot and ready to serve; or as ready-to-grill kits that make for the ideal enjoy-at-home experiential gifts for clients, staff and/or guests.

 

Ready? Set? Grill!

The venue’s been booked. The date’s been set. Time to get down to the meat of the issue — literally.

Our burger menu comes fully loaded with juicy signature Lazy Gourmet selections that will tempt even the most dedicated burger aficionados with selections such as: Wild BC Salmon Burgers (jalapeño blueberry sauce, arugula, brioche bun), Meatloaf Burgers (spicy ketchup glaze, onion ring, lettuce, brioche bun), Signature Beef Burgers (lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup, mustard, relish, soft burger bun), Grilled Chicken Burgers (lettuce, tomato, onion, sun-dried tomato aioli, soft burger bun) and Crispy Buffalo Chicken Burgers (ranch, celery, lettuce, onion, brioche bun).

We’ve got grill thrills that’ll prove popular with those who prefer a plant-based diet, too, thanks to our Garden Veggie Burger (lettuce, tomato, onion, garlic aioli, soft burger bun) and Beyond Meat Burger (lettuce, tomato, onion, garlic aioli, soft burger bun) options. Toppings? Ours can’t BE topped. Optional add-ons include Swiss or cheddar cheese slices, sautéed mushrooms, bacon and more!

Looking beyond the grill for some additional culinary co-stars to steal some of the spotlight? Look no further. From fresh salads like Roasted Cauliflower with chickpeas, red onions and herb dressing or Sliced Potato Salad with white, red and purple potatoes with charred green onion vinaigrette and showstopping sides such as Cheddar Biscuit Bites, Hasselback Zucchinis with Parmesan crumble and Corn on the Cob with harissa butter to gourmet hot and cold canapés, we’ve got a full picnic blanket of delicious, al-fresco-focused classic and contemporary fare that pairs perfectly with any event.

Our menus at The Lazy Gourmet feature an array of signature West Coast dishes showcasing the very best local and organic ingredients BC has to offer, picked and prepared at their peak to capture the true flavours of the current season in full swing. All dishes include dietary notes and can be modified for vegetarian/vegan, gluten-free, dairy or nut-free requests.

If you’re planning an upcoming event this summer or fall and want to get grilling, check in with one of our personal or corporate event planners to book your slot today!

 


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