Georgia Smoke BBQ is the Best BBQ Catering in Atlanta.

Georgia Smoke BBQ will alter your preconceived notions of what succulent grilled and smoked foods should taste like. We smoke our meats using delicious wood from fallen trees that we cut with chainsaws and split by hand ourselves.

We take no shortcuts.

We personally fabricated our smokers to our exacting specifications. We always use the freshest ingredients and cook everything to order.

We do not, and will not ever cut corners, because we don’t want to, and most importantly, we don’t have to.

This is a business that exists solely due to our pure love of wood, fire, the right kind of smoke, hard work, logistics, and of course, making people happy with great food.

Our BBQ offerings include roasted whole pigs, perfectly oak-smoked pulled pork, Certified Angus beef brisket, farm-raised smoked salmon, and Gainesville-fresh chicken. Our sides are legendary. We are the best BBQ in Atlanta.

Georgia Smoke is also community-minded: As of late-2019, we have helped raise over $30,000 for FODAC: A non-profit committed to providing durable medical equipment at little or no cost to adults and children with injuries and disabilities. We have raised these funds by organizing yearly oyster roasts and crawfish boils, and donating our time and logistical efforts.

Contact us if you are interested in hiring Georgia Smoke BBQ for catering your event or for delivering a memorable meal. Make sure to read our reviews, and no, those are not fake people like you find on the facebook.

Georgia Smoke BBQ is brought to you by John R. Lenz, Sam Shober, and friends.

From the BBQ Blog

Oyster Roast Attendees
Thank you so much to those of you who attended the Eighth Annual Georgia Smoke Oyster Roast, where we joined with FODAC and the community to help raise more than $5,000 for the McMahan Family’s medical expenses.

Many families who could not attend also generously contributed more than $700 to the McMahan family.

We were blessed that the rain held off while we gathered … (read more…)

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Join your community for a fun evening as we roast and serve a boatload of fresh oysters; chicken + sausage gumbo cooked on-site; steamed-to-order lobsters (An optional $25 ticket upgrade); and oak-smoked BBQ. Kids eat free; suggested $5–10 cash … (read more…)

Recently, Georgia Smoke BBQ catered an all-staff BBQ for Sagamore Hills Elementary. 80+ of our favorite people were served pulled bbq pork, Certified Angus Beef brisket, pulled roasted chicken, vegetarian burgers, cole slaw, and loaded tater salad. We provided a generous amount so that several of the staff members … (read more…)

Georgia Smoke BBQ would like to thank the Briarcliff Woods Beach Club for giving us the opportunity to cater the Labor Day party again.

What we try to do with this event is push the envelope with variety, and to make sure that we can also serve kids who don’t have a love of spicy food. We provide them with hamburger taco meat, and the ones who like to explore the … (read more…)

Atlanta Whole Pig Roast

Georgia Smoke BBQ had a long day this past Saturday and roasted a whole 60 pound pig for a luau party at the Briarcliff Woods Beach Club. 

luau (Hawaiian: lūʻau) is a traditional Hawaiian party or feast that is usually accompanied by entertainment. It may feature food such as poi, Kalua pig, poke, lomi salmon, opihi, haupia and beer, and … (read more…)

Photo taken a moment before the crowd rushed for brisket.

Georgia Smoke BBQ would like to thank the Briarcliff Woods Beach Club for giving us the opportunity to cater the Memorial Day party again. It’s an honor to take part.

It was a traditional BBQ this time, and we smoked a ton of pork butts and Certified Angus beef briskets, plus we served roasted chicken and hot dogs for the kids. The sides included authentic cole … (read more…)

The Lakeside Staff Appreciation Lunch was Appreciated by Everyone but Porky.

Georgia Smoke BBQ was retained to cater a special high school teacher and staff appreciation lunch for 200+ attendees. Menu items included a 65-pound whole pig, eight Certified Angus Beef briskets, and eight pork butts.

The food was cooked fresh-to-order the day of the party and was delivered on-time.

We love doing (read more…)

What do you call three Cajuns cookin' a crawfish boil? Boss.
Hundreds of devoted crawfish eaters, whole pig roast lovers, and Kentucky Derby fans arrived at the Briarcliff Woods Beach club and devoured 350 pounds of authentic Cajun-cooked crawdaddies that were delivered fresh from the bayou by Rudy and cooked on-site alongside a savory roasted whole pig while enjoying the Derby among friends.

$4,150 was raised due to tremendous … (read more…)

The teachers and staff were thrilled to eat Georgia Smoke BBQ. Thrilled.
Recently, Georgia Smoke BBQ catered an all-staff BBQ for Sagamore Hills Elementary. 80+ of our favorite people were served pulled bbq pork, Certified Angus Beef brisket, pulled roasted chicken, vegetarian burgers, cole slaw, and tater salad. We provided a generous amount so that several of the staff members could … (read more…)
Uncle Kev Drove Norse From Avondale to Eat Brisket and Support the Lakeside Vikings

Georgia Smoke BBQ recently partnered with the Lakeside Dugout Club to throw a Mardi Gras themed fundraiser. Here’s how the event came to fruition:

My friend Doug—who always cooks the best gumbo in the world at the Crawfish Derby and (read more…)

The Students Played Music in Common Before they ate Brisket in Concert.

Music in Common recently hired Georgia Smoke to cater its “Raise the Mic” event at Industrious at Ponce City Market.

Music in Common empowers youth against hate through collaborative songwriting, multimedia, and performance. Their programs bring together … (read more…)

The world was everyone's oyster (and lobster) at the 2018 Oyster Roast.
Thank you so much to those of you who attended the Seventh Annual Georgia Smoke Oyster Roast. The weather was sunny and cool this year, perfect for an oyster-eating day. By the end of the evening, hundreds had descended upon the Briarcliff Woods Beach Club field to consume 4,000+ oysters, 44 lobsters, and enough gumbo and chicken to feed a small army. All while listening … (read more…)
Vows were exchanged and oysters consumed on this special day.
Georgia Smoke BBQ was recently hired to cater a beautiful wedding by roasting oysters on-site and smoking barbecue. Many people traveled from around the country to shuck oysters, eat bbq, and per chance catch a glimpse of the wedding couple of the year.

This wedding was set to take place in a idyllic setting among tall pines and urban forest. However, the weather was a … (read more…)

Seventh Annual Oyster Roast

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Join us for a fun evening Saturday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m. as we roast and serve a boatload of oysters delivered fresh from the gulf and east coast.

  • This year we are also serving lobsters cooked-to-order (for an … (read more…)
Georgia Smoke BBQ Caters for 550 Ravenous Mexican Food Fans
Georgia Smoke BBQ would like to thank the Briarcliff Woods Beach Club for giving us the opportunity to cater the Labor Day party again.

People that know me know I love Mexican food, and could eat it every night. My friends that help me with this event are also cut from the same cloth. What we try to do with this event is push the envelope with variety, and to make sure … (read more…)

Georgia Smoke BBQ Caters an After-Wedding and Brisket Party
Georgia Smoke BBQ was recently retained to cater a special after-wedding celebration on an idyllic farm in Hartwell, Georgia. People from all over New York City as well as locals attended the event to not only celebrate a marriage, but to sample what Georgia BBQ should taste like.

Menu items included a 65-pound whole pig, roasted and then finished off with the legendary … (read more…)

Georgia Smoke BBQ Embarks Upon a Research Tasting Tour of Austin, Texas' Famous Barbecue Establishments and Lone Star Beer
In the late July Texas heat which reached 109 degrees, my brother Richard and I traveled to Austin, Texas—the brisket capital of the world—to gorge upon beef brisket and sausage, and to possibly learn a few tricks of the trade. We were not disappointed. What follows is a review of the trip including a few recommendations and random observations. All barbecue ratings … (read more…)
Birthday Pig Roast
Georgia Smoke BBQ was recently retained to cater a special birthday celebration at Lake Jackson, Georgia. People from all over Atlanta attended the lake party to celebrate a whole pig, beef brisket, pulled pork, and a milestone birthday.

Menu items included a 65-pound whole pig, roasted and then finished off with the legendary Georgia Smoke flame thrower, Certified … (read more…)

Greenoughs Agree that Georgia Smoke Wins Coveted Pork Rib Award
Georgia Smoke BBQ was recently challenged to a rib cook-off at Lake Lanier on the 4th of July. Never to shy away from a competition, Georgia Smoke dared to dream big and pulled off yet another stunning victory in this hotly contested yearly must-attend-and-eat-at event at … (read more…)
After Many Years, Family Reunites by Enjoying Georgia Smoke BBQ
Georgia Smoke BBQ was recently hired to cater a most special family reunion. Family members converged on Atlanta from all over the country for a weekend of BBQ and maybe a little bit of fun.

One would think that the families primarily wanted to see each other and enjoy precious time together, however, their main incentive for getting together was to taste the authentic … (read more…)

 

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