About Us

Since 1975 Bon Soir, a full service off-premises catering firm, has been offering our clients, both corporate and private, the best in outdoor cooking and event management. Corporate sponsored family oriented events such as BBQ’s and picnics have become increasingly popular over the last decade. 

These morale-enhancing events are steadily replacing the holiday party for employee appreciation and team building events. In fact, gourmet grilling and barbecue are becoming the menus of choice for our contemporary clients throughout the tri-state area.

kcbsIn 1997, Jeff Riley, owner of Bon Soir Caterers teamed up with Joe Mizrahi, proprietor of the widely acclaimed Smokin’ Joe’s True Blue Texas BBQ. Together we are proud to have offered New York’s only authentic southern barbecue to our valued clients. The Smokin’ Grill, our full service outdoor event division was opened in 1999 to meet the ever growing demand for the “Best in BBQ”. 

The Smokin’ Grill was a proud sponsor of Brooklyn’s nationally recognized BBQ team, FUHGEDDABOUTIT BBQ. The team, under the guidance of our beloved pit-master and friend, the late Stephen Harkavy placed in BBQ contests throughout the United States. FUHGEDDABOUTIT has won awards for BBQ in New Jersey, Washington DC, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

To further hone our “BBQing” skills members of our staff attended a BBQ school in Georgia . “The Ultimate Cooking School ” was offered by world class pit-master Mr. James Britt of Britt’s Barbecue in Alabama . Our instructor was Myron Mixon, the World Champion of the barbecue circuit who has won over 1500 BBQ contests throughout the United States . Myron is the owner of Jack’s Old South Bar-B-Que in Georgia . Assisting also, was champion pit-master Buster Dunn of Boggy Pond BBQ, GA. We had a great time in addition to receiving a wealth of tips and information.

Great food and outstanding service is just the beginning with the Smokin’ Grill. In addition to our state of the art commissary, opened in 2002, we have a full complement of refrigerated trucks, stainless steel grills, smokers, pig roasters and barbecue trailers. Our Barbeque experienced event coordinators now offer a wide variety of services to our clients including: site selection, activities, entertainment and equipment rentals etc. Let the professionals at The Smokin’ Grill customize a truly memorable event to meet your specified needs and budget.