Engagement Party – Kingscliff, NSW – May 2010
Hi Joel. Thank you for catering for our engagement party. Not only did you camp out early morning to ensure the meat was slow cooked but had to endure torrential rain and not once did it seem to worry you and your team!
We had 70+ guests and every single one was impressed with the taste of your food, I can’t even begin to describe how delicious it was, it’s making my mouth water just thinking about it! If only we had booked you for the wedding! Our guests were talking about the food for months and I think you can base a really great party on how exceptional the food was.
Tom and Tara. Cudgen Creek, Kingscliff NSW
30th Birthday Party – Mudgeeraba, QLD – July 2011
Hi Joel. Thank you for catering my wife’s 30th Birthday Party. The smoked BBQ you cooked up for the party is some of the best I’ve tasted in a long time! The ribs, pulled pork and BBQ beans were amazing and the sauces and sides you provided only made things better. Thanks again for the extra appetizers, I especially enjoyed the cream cheese stuffed green chili’s wrapped in bacon. Delicious! All of the guests commented on how amazing the food was and how smoothly everything ran. We will definitely be calling you for our next party.
Bill Mackin, Gold Coast, QLD
Wedding Reception – Piggabeen, NSW – Aug 2011
A big big MASSIVE thank you to you guys for DELICIOUS food and AMAZING Style and KILLER good looks!!! Everybody loved it YUM YUM YUM!!! Can’t wait to need to hire you again!
Belinda, Melbourne, VIC
21st Birthday Party – Clark’s Beach, Byron Bay – Sept 2011
Joel – Thanks so much for the fantastic food and service you provided for our 21st party. Everyone raved about the food and, as hosts, we were really thankful for your professional yet accommodating approach.
Cheryl. Chinchilla, QLD
50th Birthday Party and Wedding Anniversary – Miami Beach SLSC, Miami QLD – Sept 2011
G’day Joel. Thanks for catering for my 50th birthday and 10th Wedding Anniversary, Cowboys and Girls Party. The catering standard was outstanding. Your food greatly contributed to the over all success of the party. All my guests were impressed with the quality, great taste and friendly service. If you are ever in the mood to share, please send me the recipe for those beans. In a word FANTASTIC.
Katrina Fong Lim. Darwin, NT
30th Birthday Party – The Gap, Brisbane, QLD – Nov 2011
Joel, I wanted to let you know how good the food was from Gordon’s party the other night. I am still eating left overs and loving it!! Great ribs, great pork, great chicken, loved the beans the corn and those jalapenos were killer good. Its such a good setup you have there with the smokehouse bbq, really added to the atmosphere and people were talking about it all night.
Dave. Brisbane, QLD
30th Birthday Party – Brisbane, QLD – Nov 2011
If you are looking for an authentic american BBQ Grill you can’t go past JR’s Smokehouse. The food was absolutely amazing and you can taste the extraordinary efforts Joel goes into making the food and the atmosphere just right. Joel provides more than just food, he provides an experience and I felt like you and your crew were guests at my 30th party who just happened to be running the Grill. My friends are still talking about the food!
Gordon Kudelka. Brisbane, QLD
Wedding Reception – Miami Beach, QLD – Nov 2011
Hi Joel. I have to say, the food was wonderful! It really tied the southern theme of the wedding together and was a great sample of southern food for all of the Aussies! We have had so many comments about how great the food was and how much everyone enjoyed it. The service you provided was great and the flow of the catering was perfect for our reception. Please send a big thank you to your staff that was there helping out!
Thank you again for all of your help prior to the wedding and for providing such awesome southern BBQ! I will be sure to pass your details on to anyone that is looking for a great caterer.
Amy. Brisbane, QLD
40th Birthday Party – Tweed Heads, NSW – Feb 2012
I wanted to write and thank you for the fantastic food and service you provided us at my husband’s 40th birthday at Tweed Heads. My husband is a huge fan of ribs and pulled pork, so it was with great delight we found your service. To say that his expectations were more than exceeded is an understatement. The food was awesome and generously portioned it easily catered to the number of guests, and we were even given some tasty leftovers (which led to some bickering over who was going to get them!). The food truly added to the atmosphere and made the party such a success. It will be talked about for a very long time to come.
So, thanks again for the wonderful food and service, I would have no hestitation whatsoever in highly recommending your Smokehouse BBQ to anyone that is considering your service.
Danita Sinclair. Armidale, NSW
Wedding Reception – Diamond Beach, NSW – March 2012
JR made our wedding amazing! We wanted food to be a highlight for our guests, and people are still talking about how amazing the food was. Joel – thank you for all your hard work, your BBQ is a labour of love and you can taste that in your food. The first taste of the smokehouse was that jalapeno and that was something that we will never forget – absolutely delicious! We will have to have a wedding anniversary up in Queensland to make sure we can have us some more tasty BBQ
Emily Alexander. Sydney, NSW
Wedding Reception – Sunshine Coast, QLD – July 2012
I cannot recommend JR’s Smokehouse BBQ enough to cater any event! Joel and his team did the most amazing spread for our wedding and the feedback has been phenomenal (I think it was the highlight of the day!) Joel was so flexible and accommodating to fit around what we needed for the day and ran a seamless operation. It was completely stress free which really mattered to me when planning my wedding and their professionalism and quality were outstanding.
Anna Dunstan. Melbourne, VIC
40th Birthday Party – Brisbane, QLD – Nov 2012
We had Joel cater for my husband’s 40th birthday Redneck BBQ. He worked tirelessly all day to create a wonderful meal for us. It was magnificent food and everyone commented how it truly made the party. We would recommend Joel without hesitation and know you will be so impressed when you experience his true American smoked BBQ. He will certainly be back at our place!
Julie Marchant. Yeronga, QLD
50th Birthday Party – Miami Beach, QLD – Nov 2012
Hi Joel. Sorry this is a long time coming but thanks again for the fantastic catering at our recent 50th. Your incredible food just blew people away. It was fantastic and was a major part in making the day the success it was.
On a personal note Leanne and I would like to thank you (and your capable helpers!) for your outstanding service, your flexibility, your organisational skills and that burning (smoking?) passion for the task at hand. Everything you promised was delivered beyond our expectations. A BBQ will never be the same again! The leftovers were the perfect hangover pick-me-up on the Sunday too. Well done Joel. We will be recommending you to people at every opportunity. Thanks.
Marc and Leanne
Wedding – Brisbane, QLD – Jan 2013
Dear Joel, We just wanted to write and thank you for the amazing catering you did for our wedding. Everyone raved about it, and we were certainly very happy with our decision to book you. We will recommend you to anyone looking for catering and we will keep you in mind for any future events of ours.
Thanks again and best of luck for 2013.
Lila and Jason Hough. Melbourne, VIC
Tracks Magazine Party, Quiksilver Pro – Rainbow Bay, QLD – March 2013
Hey mate. Just want to say a big thanks from all of us at Tracks for putting on a great feed. The night would not have been the same without JR’s Smokehouse. You put a massive effort into the operation and it really comes through in the food.
The boys posted a blog so check it out:
A Double Barrel Tracks Party.
Wedding – Brisbane, QLD – Aug 2013
Thank you so much Joel (and the team) for the wonderful wedding catering. The food was beautiful – as always. You were so professional and helpful and everyone raved about the food- of course.
Wedding – Brisbane, QLD – Nov 2013
When we booked JR’s Smokehouse BBQ for our wedding party, we knew it was going to be good, but not THAT good! It was a pleasure to watch Joel ‘do his thing’ during the day while he cooked up our feast, and everyone enjoyed the tantalising BBQ smells emanating from his BBQ trailer. All of our guests had very generous servings of amazing food; in particular, the perfectly-cooked brisket was a hit! Joel’s staff were friendly and helpful, and they got everything cleaned up quickly and discretely. Our Smokehouse BBQ dinner was the highlight of our wedding party and everyone was talking about how great it was well into the night and for days afterwards! We cannot recommend Smokehouse BBQ enough, thanks for being such a great dude to deal with throughout Joel!
Pete & Janelle
Corporate Catering – Brookfarm – Byron Bay, NSW – Dec 2013
We chose JR’s Smokehouse to cater our Staff End of Year Lunch after we tasted their award winning brisket at the 2013 Sample Festival. We loved the Big BBQ Combo menu which was incredible in taste and size. Comments among the staff were that they could not pick their favourite dish and that it was the best idea for a staff lunch in years! The meal service was slick and organised and there was an abundance of food. In fact, Joel encouraged everyone to have seconds – for the few who had room! I would certainly recommend J.R.s Smokehouse to anyone looking for catering that is fun and delicious. Thanks Joel for making our Staff End of Year Lunch such a great experience.
Pam Brook Chief Coordinating Officer – Brookfarm
Wedding – Brooms Head, NSW – Jan 2014
The first time we had JRs was at the Sample Food Festival in Bangalow. From the moment we ate that amazing pulled pork sandwich we both decided that one day when we get married that’s who we were getting to do our catering. We were married New Year’s Day this year. From the moment I first contacted Joel right up until he & Simone were finished cleaning up at the end of the night, they where so professional & very attentive, even showing up New Year’s Eve so they could start cooking first thing in the morning. Now the FOOD WOW, we had the full BBQ menu & I’m so glad we got to experience everything, my sister actually unzipped the back of her dress so she could make more room for food. And asking everyone the next morning what their favorite thing was, was like starting a parliamentary style argument. “the brisket was best, no the chicken, no the pulled pork, the ribs, the ribs,” & the sauces YUM. We settled the argument by getting out the left overs so everyone could have more 🙂 . I HIGHLY recommend JR’s Smokehouse BBQ simply because they are the best at what they do, you will not find better service & nor will you find better BBQ.
You guys really did make our day that little bit more special & different for our guests. They are still talking about that amazing BBQ at Emma & Aaron’s wedding.
Emma & Aaron
Wedding – Byron Bay, NSW – Sept 2014
Just want to say a big thank you for the effort you and the team put in for our wedding at Ewingsdale! you guys really helped make it a special day and hope that all your plans for the future come off. Thanks again you guys were awesome!
Johan & Tamara
Uber Australia Launch Party – Gold Coast, QLD – Oct 2014
Thanks so much for being such a crucial and amazing part of making our event awesome! Our guests were raving about the food!
Wedding – Midginbil Hill Uki, NSW – Feb 2015
Thanks Joel and crew for being such a huge part of our epic wedding weekend! Our family and friends were blown away by your food and service. If anyone wants a meal that their guests will remember forever then they shouldn’t look past you!
Keetah and Richard
Wedding – Brisbane, QLD – June 2015
Hi Joel, I can’t thank you enough for doing the catering for our wedding. The BBQ was outstanding! Everyone was raving about your food with a lot of guests saying that it was the best food they’d ever had at a wedding. When the reception started, I had a few friends asking me if it was THE JRs. During dinner, family members from Melbourne who regularly eat at top restaurants were giving me the thumbs up. It was also a great way for my Dad to be reminded of ‘home’ after such a horrible week in his birth town of Charleston.
We greatly appreciate all the hard work you and your team gave to create a fantastic meal. I could sense in our conversations that you wanted to get things just right. My mother commented on how professional you were and was impressed that you closed the kitchen door once service ended, “A nice touch”. Please extend our thank you to all your staff who helped on the night. I think it’s safe to say everyone loved the food!
Kerryn & Bernie
Wedding – Byron Bay, NSW – July 2015
Hey Joel, Thank you so much for the awesome food… everybody was super stoked and raving about it for days… a heap of us got together the next day with a carton of Pacific ale and got stuck in to the leftovers and it was still amazing!!! I still have the BBQ sauce in my fridge here and having been having it on everything I can. All the food was really great but your brisket was off the hook. You guys are awesome, everything about the experience was top notch, and I will whole heartedly recommend you to anyone that is after catering for an event.
We had a great day. The food was wicked, the beer was perfect, the music was great and the weather even turned it on. Couldn’t be happier.
Wedding – Boomerang Farm, QLD – April 2016
Just wanted to say a massive thank you!!! Food was absolutely incredible, people could not stop saying how good it was. Have been eating leftovers the past few days!!! Staff were also amazingly awesome!! Thank you for being one of the highlights of iur wedding day.
Kristy and Francis
Wedding – Midginbil Hill, NSW – May 2016
Thank you for helping to make our wedding a hit. The food was absolutely amazing, very filling & commented on enthusiastically by all. More than a few people said it was the best meal they’ve had (ever) so you should be very proud. Everyone was filled to bursting & we still have heaps leftover which will come in handy to thaw for an easy dinner or lunch. The staff were so friendly & organised too so you can expect a glowing review & lots of referred business in the near future.
Thank you for being so understanding & easy to deal with. You guys rock!
Leaha (& Damo)
Wedding – Miami SLSC, QLD – May 2016
Joel & his team catered for our wedding over the weekend – and the food & service was absolutely amazing! Our guests were raving about the delicious slow cooked goodness – it was something most people hadn’t experienced at a wedding; the opportunity to try a generous assortment of slow cooked meats & sides which were all cooked to perfection! Joel’s team serving at our wedding were very friendly, efficient and did all they could to make sure everyone was happy!
Thanks again Joel & we will definitely be recommending you to anyone looking for a 5 star caterer!
Restaurant Review – TripAdvisor – June 2016
“Austin in Coolangatta” This place is as good as it gets. I’ve eaten at the best Barbecues in Central Texas, both in Austin and the fabled ones in Lockhart, and JR’s is an asset to the Gold Coast. I took my Aussie mate here on 30th June, 2016 and he loved it. The service is excellent, smiling and efficient. Can’t wait to go back on my next trip to the Gold Coast. My only wish is that one day they will serve lunch, even if only once a week.
Wedding – Boomerang Farm, QLD – Sept 2016
Joel and the Team catered at our wedding on the weekend at the Boomerang Farm. They came early in the morning to start the long process of getting the meat to perfection! Which is exactly what they achieved! Everything we ate was absolutely delicious and our guests have continued to rave about the food days after our wedding! They were nothing but professional and even gave us plenty of leftovers to take home. We have already recommended this business to many of our friends! Thank you Joel for making our first wedding meal so memorable!
Wedding – Byron Bay, NSW – December 2016Thanks so much for catering our wedding! We loved everything about your catering service. You guys were professional, friendly, accommodating and above all the food was bloody delicious! All our guests said it was the best food that they had ever had at a wedding. Thank you so much, Kyla and Dylan
Wedding Anniversary – Gold Coast, QLD – December 2016
We have been fans of this little food truck for years & can't even articulate how good JRs cater. Our backyard vow renewal yesterday now has us in such appreciation for the long hours, skill & effort that goes into what you guys do. Everyone was raving about how good the food was and after we already talked you up, they were shocked. Absolute legends. Clint & Belinda
Wedding – Boomerang Farm, Gold Coast – March 2017
Thanks so much Joel and the team! Our wedding was a massive hit thanks to your amazing food!! We will be enjoying the left overs for dinner tonight!! We had majority of our guests tell us that it was hands down the best wedding food they've ever had, and we had to agree with them! Thanks again! Rhiannon
Wedding – Braeside Chapel, Gold Coast – April 2017
We were recommended to JR's by a close friend and wow are we glad we were! We have loved their food at pop-up markets but their wedding buffet options sounded incredible and the results far surpassed our expectations. From setting up the slow smoking at our venue from 4:30am up until the end of food and plate clearing Joel and his team are truly a professional and fun organisation. The food was ridiculously delicious, so much so people are still saying it was the best wedding food they have ever had weeks later! Everyone was well fed, Joel catered for any Vegetarians and Gluten Free and the spread of meats, salads and sides had everyone's mouth watering not to mention all the leftovers we had for days later which was just awesome. I cannot recommend JR's enough for your wedding or party. They are the best BBQ smokehouse ever and our wedding was a major success because of them. Thanks so much Joel & team! Cheers Alex & Mark
Wedding – Country Paradise Parklands, Gold Coast – May 2017
Joel and his team catered our wedding on the weekend and it was amazing! Every guest said it was the best wedding dinner they've ever had. Not only was the food delicious, the service was outstanding to. I couldn't recommend him enough. Melinda
Wedding – Ewingsdale Hall, Byron Bay – July 2017
I don't even know where to begin. Joel and the team from JR's are second to none. Their professionalism is unmatched and yet they are still so cool and chilled to deal with. They made everything so easy to organise. The food was out of this world good - there was so much of it and the quality was epic! Our guests were raving about it all night. I can't do them justice! THANK you a million times over. Siobhan
Wedding – Midginbil Hill – September 2017
Echoing all of the other recent reviews - JR's catered our wedding last month at Midginbil Hill and they were outstanding! The service they provide is top notch, these guys know what they are doing. So many comments from all of our guests raving about the best wedding food they'd ever had, and we agree! Highly recommend. Thanks so much Joel, Pete & Nicole
Wedding – The Secret Garden, Byron Bay – September 2017
What can I say but thank you so much for the most epic food for our wedding. All of our friends and family were blown away and it is still a regular topic among everyone. It was so great to meet you any my Tucson Family loved it. Hope we run into you guys again! Thank you! Jody & Dan
Wedding – Midginbil Hill – September 2017
I just want to thank you once again for the amazing night you put on! Our guests cannot stop raving about it!!! You guys went above and beyond ! You did so much more than we asked of you and without complaint and Dean and I are so grateful from the bottom of our hearts! No wonder you guys are the best in the business!
Thank you again, Georgia and Dean
Wedding – Tooraloo Farm Stay, Byron Bay – September 2017
JR's catered our Byron wedding and we are still getting comments about how great the food was! It definitely was the best brisket I've ever had and there was more than enough food for everyone. We are so stoked we chose them to cater our day and cannot thank them all enough. Definitely worth booking for any event - I cannot rate them highly enough! Bo
Wedding – Boomerang Farm, Gold Coast – Sept 2017
Joel & Team, It's been a month since our wedding and everyone is still raving about the food. We made the best decision by booking JR's Smokehouse. We can't thank you enough. Food and staff were fantastic! Emerald & Phil
Wedding – Coffs Harbour – October 2017
Hi Joel, Just wanted to send you, Simone and your team a huge thank you for an incredible dinner for our wedding. Everything was so perfect and the food was incredible. So many compliments from all the guests! Thank you so much again for making our day so special. Cheers, Kayla & Simon
Wedding – Boomerang Farm, Gold Coast – October 2017
Thank you so so much for being part of our wedding, the food was spectacular, every one of our guests were in meat heaven, perfectly cooked and such great flavour, the comments about melt in your mouth brisket and the awesome ribs are in my opinion an understatement, you are bbq genius’s, the smell of the smoker had everyone salivating, just brilliant and exceptional service, thank you again. Gregg
Wedding – New Brighton Beach – December 2017
OH MY GOD It’s impossible to describe the level of awesome JR’s food is.. The only thing I can say is that is the best choice you will ever make! We are now seriously considering stalking him on a permanent basis just to be able to try it again. I knew I had to say something in a review so that people can have the same out worldly experience that we did but I can’t really put it into words so: JUST DO IT! Just book him like right now! you can thank me later...He was also beyond professional making sure everything was on point I could not imagine how it could have possibly been done any better, simply THE BEST wedding catering I or anyone present at out wedding has ever experienced. Paola & Mike
Client Christmas Event, Smoked Garage – December 2017
A huge thanks for making our client event such a great success. With over 70 guests to feed, your friendly service and quality of food was amazing. All the guests raved about the food, in particular the brisket was a melt-in-the-mouth standout! We appreciated you setting up so early on the morning of the event to ensure the tone and vibe of the event was set the moment our guests saw and smelt your amazing BBQ set up. Your relaxed yet professional manner made the night more enjoyable to coordinate. We will definitely be using you again in the future!”
Corporate Catering – Acacia Ridge – December 2017
Company Christmas breakup BBQ 2017 – 120 Employees – AustubeMills Acacia Ridge
Joel and Team. The AustubeMills QLD team and I would like to thankyou for your catering professionalism and food quality. This year I wanted to do something for the team that would blow their mind after many years of hard work and an up and down steel manufacturing environment. In the past we have provided a simple BBQ or pizza affair for our end of year breakup and this year I decided American BBQ was to be the menu for something different, that I knew people would appreciate and enjoy. Your Smokehouse BBQ was the best many of us have ever had. The mouth-watering Brisket, Smokey Maple Glazed Chicken, Pulled Pork Sliders and succulent BBQ Ribs were to die for, not to mention the Slaw, Ranch Beans, Potato salad and Corn, as well as the vegetarian option you offered. Your team was professional, happy and accommodating. I can’t stress enough how happy the team was and you and your team are to be commended for catering for so many people and leaving leftovers as the bonus. We will use you again. Thank you. Darren Newbegin – Site Manager AustubeMills QLD
Wedding – Northern Rivers – April 2018
If you are looking through these reviews and are wondering if you should get Joel and his team to cater your function, the answer is ABSOLUTELY!! It’ll be the best decision you make. JR’s Smokehouse catered our wedding on the weekend everyone said it was the best food they had at a wedding and three days later I’m still getting people calling me and telling me how much they loved it. The JR’s Smokehouse team were so easy to deal with and we couldn’t be happier with the service they provided!! Cheers Joel and Simone for capping off an otherwise perfect day with Smokey meat perfection!! Toby
Wedding – Gold Coast Farm House – March 2018
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for catering our wedding!!! The staff were so friendly and amazing and the food was out of this world! I can't remember the ceremony but I'll never forget that delicious brisket. You made everthing so easy which given the amount of stress we had super helpful and then just disappeared into the night like some kind of smoked meat angel! Couldn’t of been happier with the full service you provided.
Thanks again, Tristan
Wedding – Boomerang Farm – May 2018
I just wanted to send a quick email to say THANK YOU!!! The food was absolutely amazing. That brisket was to die for. Everyone commented on how awesome it was and no one left hungry! The staff were so attentive and lovely and just made it all so easy. Please pass my thanks onto them. Thanks also for the leftovers. The food was the best cure for a hangover. We are so happy that you guys catered for our wedding. You guys rock!Thanks a million! Cheers,Kas
Wedding – Numinbah Valley – May 2018
Many thanks for your fantastic catering up at Numinbah Valley for our Daughter’s Wedding on Saturday. The food was amazing….all of it was amazing from the canapés to the delicious selection of melt in your mouth meats, sauce, sliders and salads. You and your staff were fantastic too and very friendly and efficient in every way. Such a long day for you starting at 4:30am but sooo worth it. Everyone loved it so thank you again….I’ll be looking out for events you’re catering at from now on.
Best regards, Michelle Remmer
Wedding – Midginbil Hill – May 2018
O.M.Goodness. JRs Smokehouse catered my wedding this weekend and even the vegetarians were raving about it. I was told at least 15 times that it was the best wedding meal people have ever eaten. And we had arguments over who would take the leftovers home. Joel was so easy to work with and his team went the extra mile by cutting up our cake for us. 100% would use again. Thank you so much, Sarah
Wedding – Gold Coast Farmhouse – March 2018
JR’s was perfect, we searched long and hard for a food vendor for our wedding and couldn’t be happier with our choice. Joel was extremely helpful when it came to selecting a menu and quantities
for our guests and was just an all round legend with everything ! His staff were just as amazing, with super bright smiles and an eagerness to make our day the best it could be! We met with Joel the day prior to go through the schedule and on the day he arrived with the sun unnoticed by anyone until the amazing smells of his meat trinity filled the valley we were married in. Come the reception and our guests couldn’t stop talking about the food including the vegetarian s who loved their smoked beetroot main course! They didnt stop talking about it for weeks after the wedding either! Not surprising given it is possibly the best Brisket we’ve ever had (and we’ve traveled the "BBQ Belt" in the states). Once Joel and his staff had finished service and tidied up, he packed our left overs in a fridge we arranged prior and disappeare d into the night like the BBQ angel he is! Our only regret is not being able to thank him and his staff in person for their amazing food and service on the night! Moral of the story… JR’s is a must for your wedding, birthday or just whenever you see his truck! Thanks again, Jodi
Wedding – Midginbil Hill – November 2018
WOW, I don't know where to start... Joel and his team catered our wedding last weekend and they were AMAZING! The food was absolutely melt-in-your-mouth delicious and we had sooo many guests raving about how it was the best wedding food they ever had. The team was really accommodating, super friendly and very helpful. The portion sizes were HUGE and so we enjoyed all the leftovers the following day as well. We loved them! We are also hoping they will come to Sydney one day so we will get to eat their food again. Thanks so much guys!! Jade
Wedding – Midginbil Hill – November 2018
Jeremy and I just wanted to say a HUGEEEEEE thank you to you guys. I’m sure you're used to it but our friends cannot stop raving about the canapés and mains! They were so stoked. You were all so friendly and also patient with me. I can’t thank you guys enough. Perfect fit to our day!
Thanks again! Lyn & Jezz
Wedding – Cowbell Creek – November 2018
Chris and myself just wanted to say a huge thank you for the amazing food at our wedding. Your staff and yourself were so nice, organised and everything just ran so smoothly. Our guests are still raving about the food especially the brisket. That was absolutely Devine. I will definitely be recommending you to family and friends. Thanks again, Stacey
Wedding – Tooraloo Farm Byron Bay – December 2018
What can we say other than THANK YOU! In bold capitals, underlined with and exclamation mark. Other than marrying each other, your food was the absolute highlight of our wedding. The only regret I have is not having a stretchy dress so that I could have eaten more. You guys are the best and we are so grateful to you for your patience, flexibility and service both on the day and in the lead up. Regards, Lauren and Jackson
Wedding – Midginbil Hill – March 2019
10 out of 5 stars! Joel and his team catered our wedding and we couldn't be happier. "Best wedding meal ever" was said over and over by our guests throughout the night. The brisket was probably the highlight, but hard to choose between all the dishes. Thank you! John and Amber
50th Birthday Party – Palm Beach – May 2019
Joel thanks again to you & your team - exceptional effort! Guests loved the food & service. Congratulations on providing something special. I was amazed at the value for money provided & hope I have the privilege again in the future. Super appreciated, Tony
Wedding – Cowbell Creek – May 2019
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your team for catering our wedding at Cowbell Creek. If there is one thing people remember about our wedding, I can tell you it was the food! We have had so many compliments on how delicious it was, as well as the generous servings. Our family sure loved all the leftovers too. Fed quite a few of us for another few meals! It was great to have such a professional team serving it all up on time, and being so friendly. So thank you, and I could not recommend you enough for anyone looking to have someone cater an event!
Wedding – Cowbell Creek – May 2019
I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you for catering our wedding. Not only was the food amazing (and personally I think it was the best wedding food I have ever had!) you and your staff were so friendly, helpful and professional. It has been a month since our big day and whenever we talk to anyone about our wedding, they always mention how good the food was. Thank you so much for making this day the best, and most memorable day of our lives with your amazing food! Katie & Luke
50th Birthday Party – Scenic Rim – Feb 2020
Hi Joel and Simone. Thanks again for a cracking dinner. Our guests were just raving about how good it was. You all worked so hard, very long day, Sue was thrilled! Thanks, Jason
Wedding – Cowbell Creek – January 2021
Josh and I just wanted to say another huge thank you for the incredible meal for our wedding. Everyone is still raving about the Brisket and we all had it again for dinner last night. They say that the food is the one thing everyone will always remember about a wedding reception and in our case it is definitely true. I also wanted to thank you so much for supporting mum, she could not stop talking about how kind and generous you and your staff were during the evening. Thankyou so much for your kindness, it really put mum at ease throughout the evening.
Thank you again,
Josh and Samantha
Wedding – Cowbell Creek – April 2021
JR's Smokehouse…THE BEST! Delicious food and great service. These guys catered our wedding and our guests keep raving about the amazing food. We also had to move our date due to COVID and they made this hassle free and with no extra charge. Highly recommended all their food, but, the Jalapeno poppers, Beef ribs & Smoked mac n cheese! Cheers guys, Sarah
Wedding – Cowbell Creek – April 2021
To Joel and Simone. We are absolutely blown away with how our wedding day turned out and we were thrilled with the food on Friday. Our special day was more than we could have ever imagined or planned for. The food was to die for and everybody raved. The whole wedding was so impressed with your food, service and were so very full by the end of dinner! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We hope to be able to experience your food again in future! Love, Lattoya and Mark
Birthday Party – Byron Bay – June 2021
JR's Smokehouse was an absolute hit. We want you back next year. I originally thought the price was a bit much…..but after seeing the work and passion you guys put it it’s not only the best tasting food but also the best value. Thanks again, Simon
Wedding – Yamba – June 2021
Guys the feedback we got about the food was absolutely amazing!!! You guys have been unreal since the day we first spoke about booking you. Can't thank you enough for the amount of effort you all put in, and how amazing the food was. Trent
Wedding – Riverside Ranch – June 2021
You and your team are an exceptional bunch! As soon as dinner was served – it was quiet. That’s how you know the food is exquisite. Thank you so much for your hard work yesterday, we appreciate it incredibly. Thank you for putting the cherry on top of our wedding. Rochelle
50th Birthday & NYE parties – Brooklet – July 2021
Joel and Simone are the most INCREDIBLE, Talented, hardworking, kind and attentive chefs we know. Nothing is a problem for them ( location, style of the Occasion) they can do ANYTHING. Not only can do achieve anything but being of Texan & Mexican background I can vouch for the fact that the beautiful fare on offer is 200% authentic Texan smokehouse and Mexican and mind blowing . JR’s smokehouse are the first team we think of when we have a special occasion as everything they put out is extraordinarily delicious using gorgeous , well-considered, local ingredients. They provide a seamless , friendly and elegant service. They have generously served a party we had with over 200 guests and also another for 100-something guests and they never leave Our coolrooms empty so we can enjoy this beautiful food for days. The whole set-up of the smokehouse is such a delight to see as well as their styling of every item for every occasion. All of the above and the value for what you receive is also extraordinary. Thank you Joel and Simone and see you very soon! Kristine and Bart
40th Birthday Party – Stokers Siding – December 2021
We could not have been happier with everything! The professionalism of your team, freshness and quality of the delicious food, and the positive and happy vibe you brought to our event really helped to make the night a success! Thank you so much Joel and the JR’s team. I’ve already recommended to all our friends! Johanna
50th Class Reunion – Murwillumbah – April 2022
On behalf of my old school pals l sincerely thank you all for a terrific meal.OMG! Such delicious food! Your menu got rave reviews from the group and the service was excellent. It really enhanced our evening. I certainly hope we cross paths again. Best regards, Jen
Wedding – Midginbil Hill – April 2022
I just wanted to say WOW! The meal that you provided for us and our wedding guests was beyond amazing. I am still hearing a few weeks after our wedding how incredible the food was! Some people have said it was the best meal they have ever had. I was looking forward to the food the most to be honest because smoked meats is one of our favourites things and you exceeded our expectations. You were friendly, approachable and everyone served the food with a huge smile on their face. We couldn’t of asked for a better creation and assortments of food served, it honestly was the hit of the night. You can tell you put a lot of passion and detail into your cooking because they flavours were indescribable. Thank you for your dedication and contribution to making our wedding as beautiful as it was. We cannot thank you enough. Lisa
Wedding – Ewingsdale Hall – May 2022
Just wanted to say a HUGE Thank you to you both & your team for providing such a fabulous meal & grazing table for all our guests! Everyone commented on how beautiful the food was! Thank you for your flawless service. We will certainly be recommending you to all our friends & family for any events they have. Thank you for making everything easy & being so hospitable. Thank you so much again, Josh & Rachel
Wedding – Braeside Estate – May 2022
We had JR’s Smokehouse Barbecue cater our wedding. The food was fantastic. The brisket especially was just delicious. So many guests were coming to tell us how much they enjoyed it. Some were amazed when we told them the meats are slow cooked for 14 hours. Joel was so helpful through the planning process. We had date changes, venue changes and multiple guest number changes but nothing was a problem for the team. It was so lovely to meet you all and have all your friendly faces serving the food. Thanks again guys, highly recommend and so happy we chose you! Elle
Wedding – Kirra Hill Community & Cultural Centre – Oct 2022
“WOW.” The words I spoke after having my first mouthful of melt in your mouth brisket at our wedding. This was truly the BEST food I have ever had. It was huge portions, the most tender meat I have ever tasted and beautiful salad!!! We had a large 165-person wedding that brought together two cultures - the choice of food to serve on our wedding day was a highly considered decision. Booking JR's Smokehouse was quite possibly the best thing we ever did!!! Not only was Joel incredible in the lead up, extremely responsive and genuinely kind, his teams service on our day was absolutely amazing and the food was like nothing else!!! Guests were commenting all night about how it was the best food they’ve ever had and I couldn’t agree more!!!! It absolutely exceeded all expectations (which were already high)! I am craving the tender beef brisket as I type this. Thank you so so so much Joel and the team for making our wedding day truly perfect and for feeding our large guest list (with lots of different dietary requirements!!). You made our day perfect and I will remember the delicious food for the rest of my life! I never thought I’d say this, but I want to plan an event again just so I have an excuse to book you and enjoy your delicious food. THANK YOU!!! - Lara
Wedding – Midginbil Hill – April 2023
Thank you so much for catering our wedding! The food was amazing all our guests left very full and very happy it’s been the talk for two days now about how amazing the food was. All your efforts are truly appreciated. Hopefully we have another event so we can be blessed with you guys catering for us again!! Kerrod & Ash
Wedding – Ardeena – April 2023
We just wanted to say Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We can’t stop talking about the food! Even our friends keep bringing it up! Thank you for doing an incredible job! Sam & Will
Wedding – Gold Coast Farmhouse – May 2023
Thank you for making our wedding catering dreams come true. We will be dreaming of brisket for years to come. Annabel
Wedding – Bangalow – April 2023
Wow...wow...wow... JR's Smokehouse catered our casual-style wedding and it was an absolute highlight. Joel and his team were an absolute pleasure to work with, and the food was out of this world. Every single one of our guests, even the vegetarians, haven't stopped raving about how good the food was. We highly recommend using JR's for any kind of event - you won't be disappointed. Tom
Wedding – Cowbell Creek – May 2023
We had JR's cater at our wedding. We can’t thank them enough for how they went above and beyond. The food was incredible and a true highlight of our day. The staff were all highly professional and lovely to all of our guests. Would highly recommend JR's to anyone who is considering using them!! Michael
Wedding – Sol Gardens – June 2023
We booked JR's Smokehouse Barbecue for our wedding. I'm a foodie and wanted to give our guests something sensational. These guys served up the best meal ever - all our guests have been saying how awesome the meat was! Highly recommend! Shannon
Wedding – Gold Coast Farm House – June 2023
We just wanted to say a massive thank you for providing such an amazing meal for our guests!! It was truly a highlight for everyone! I hope I have an excuse to use your services again in the future because everything about it was phenomenal. Thank you so so much again! Kindest regards, Tayla & Corey
Wedding – Byron Bay – September 2023
Hey Joel and Simone. Just wanted to send you and your team a huge thanks for catering our wedding. The feedback from everyone has been insane. Everyone absolutely loved the food. It was incredible and we couldn't have been happier. Thanks so much. Ferg and Molly