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Billy and Sue and their crew will tackle your event with their know-how for hospitality, flavor and fun. Helping you create the perfect menu... ...and the perfect setting for your special day. Delicious cuisine, beautifully presented and on time. Our awesome chefs add that special touch Menus range from traditional ranch BBQ... more formal epicurean delights. Let us take care of the catering while you enjoy a worry-free event. We prepare your meal on-site to ensure freshness and a beautiful presentation. Our BBQ Pits and Kitchens are attractive and always clean. We will travel to your location anywhere in the US. We are respected by professional event planners throughout the culinary industry. Every location is different and sometimes challenging, and we are honored to be trusted with your special occasion.

Cowboy Flavor Legendary Catering

BBQ-style catering and the latest in Gourmet Fare

We love feeding happy people on happy occasions!
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Santa Maria Style, Traditional Ranch BBQ

Santa Maria-style barbecue, a regional culinary tradition from the Santa Maria Valley in California, dates back to the mid-19th century and is an essential part of California's food heritage.

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California Simpatico

Our California Simpatico menu is a romantic blend of the Spanish and Hacienda cuisine of the great California Ranchos and Southwest.

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Cowboy Flavor Sample Menus

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We love creating the perfect menu for your special day. Choose one of our popular menus or let them spark your imagination to create a delicious and memorable event.

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See why we are first choice for so many people!

Whether you are looking for a classy, up-scale, on site BBQ with a true “Western Ambiance” OR if you desire a more formal epicurean style, here are some reasons why Cowboy Flavor is the perfect choice for your special occasion:Real Success is measured by happy & satisfied clients. Click to see what our clients are saying about us. 

  • Consistent, professional quality in onsite BBQ-style catering and the latest in Gourmet fare. 
  • Over fourty-four years experience. 
  • BBQing for all occasions, for everyone from our neighbors to Hollywood celebrities. 
  • Regardless of your menu or special occasion, our equipment enables us to make it fresh on site, whether in the middle of a vineyard or at the venue of your choice. 
  • We only use fresh California-raised “Choice Plus” All Natural Beef, aged to our specifications. 
  • Meats are BBQd over local Coastal Red Oak coals. 
  • We use only the freshest local seasonal produce and our local heirloom beans. The choices of the Artisan cheese we offer are sure to add an exciting dimension to your Wine Pairing. Our desserts range from homemade favorites to more decadent fantasies. 
  • Free consultations and menu planning. We’d love to help you create the perfect menu for your special day. 
  • Choose from the popular Theme Stations beautifully placed around your venue, an elegant buffet, or a formally plated meal, it's your party your way. 
  • Past Events speak for themselves in presentation and elegance. 
  • Respected by professional event planners throughout the culinary industry. 
  • Friendly, diligent and professional staff – as you would expect. 
  • BBQ Pits and Kitchens are very attractive and always clean. 
  • We will travel to your location anywhere in the US.


More About Us
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For years, Cowboy Flavor has been a trusted choice for couples on their special day, offering BBQ-style catering and gourmet cuisine that are both delicious and diverse.

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Wine Country Events

With years of experience catering for wineries, we have honed our skills in providing exceptional food and service to make your event truly memorable.

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Special Occasions

We understand how important it is to create lasting memories on your special day. That's why we're committed to delivering exceptional catering services that will satisfy and delight your guests.

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Corporate & Large Events

If you are planning to entertain your executives, employees or potential clients, we would be happy to assist you in making your event a success.

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Our Store

Cowboy Flavor has created a line of products to help you bring out the true Cowboy Flavor in your BBQ.

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A Few of Our Recipies

We delight in serving food for happy occasions. Our menus have been perfected over time, and we're happy to share a few of our favorite recipes with you.

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See Us in Action

Spend a few minutes watching Billy and Sue, owners of Cowboy Flavor, in action at A Taste of the Santa Maria Valley and Santa Maria Valley Wine Country.