Beyond the restaurant doors, Luella’s has become an area favorite for barbecue catering. From casual drop-offs to formal wedding receptions, Luella’s puts the love in any occasion with a streamlined ordering process, great ‘cue and genuine hospitality. With locally-sourced options, on-site smoking, business day delivery deals and more, we are sure to have the perfect package to accommodate your needs.
Catered with Love
Order online below and we’ll deliver a heavenly BBQ experience directly to your door (or you can pick it up – you do you!).
Do you need help deciding on portions, serving utensils, or are there food sensitivities? That’s what our warm-hearted Catering Manager is for! Contact them by phone or text at 828.606.9024 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.
Full Service Events
Luella's Catering has celebrated a fifteen-year tradition of providing full-service catered weddings, birthdays, retirements, family reunions, and company retreats (to name just a few) at some of the most impressive venues throughout Asheville and Western North Carolina.
After taking a three-year hiatus from full-service events due to an infamous pandemic, Luella’s took the time to adapt, visualize, and fashion a plan for a return to full-service catering in 2024.
Soon you will be able to click the link below to go to the Events page and begin planning your celebration with our Catering mavens. Meanwhile, you’re invited to provide information about your special event coming up in 2024 so you'll be at the front of the line when Luella’s Catering bookings go live.
True to our Asheville roots, we’re just as comfortable dressing up as we are dressing down. So whether your event is going full formal or you want a more casual vibe, we’ve got you covered. After all, the region’s best Barbecued Ribs, Brisket and Chicken will be just as tasty no matter what setting you choose. We’re down with the plant-based crowd, too. This is why we offer a ton of uniquely Southern vegetarian options like Calico Baked Beans and BBQ Tempeh (it’s seriously good…and about as Asheville as it gets).
We utilize online ordering for a myriad of different reasons, but the most important one is that it allows you to build your own experience on your time. We’ve worked hard to provide you with extremely accurate serving counts with each menu item. That being said, we all have that one uncle who eats enough for 3 people, so just be sure that you take that into account.
For groups over 50, we have crafted a “Two Meats Package” option that allows you to enter your headcount, choose your two favorite meats, three sides, and two sauces. **Don’t forget to add some of our famous Banana Pudding!
Once your order is placed, it will be confirmed with our team. After that, you can reach out to our Catering Manager if you have any questions or need to make any changes. We ask for a final menu one month prior to your event date.
We understand that life happens, so we also protect your payment with 24 hour cancellation.
“Thank you and your amazing staff for a perfect day! You have no idea how nice it is to not have to worry about the dining portion of the event! As the single largest expense and focal point at this type of function, the expectations are high. You exceeded everyone’s expectations in regards to the quality of the food, level of service and hospitality, set up and break down, and overall professionalism. You served nearly 900 people in roughly 2.5 hours and at no point was there a line of more than a few people… I cannot thank you enough for how smoothly you handled this event.”
– Jamie Turner
“I wanted to thank you personally for Luella’s assistance! The food was absolutely amazing, everyone commented on how wonderful everything was, and I cannot commend your staff enough. Trish, Scott, Steve, Jeff, and Jamie were all absolutely wonderful! I cannot express that enough! They went above and beyond, and most importantly, remained flexible! :-) Kudos to you, as well as your crew…
Once again thanks again for everything, the 5-star service, and the amazing food! Holly thought it was perfect and she was truly overwhelmed with emotion!” – Donna Hughes
Weddings, Corporate Events, Bar Mitzvahs, Birthday Parties, Family Reunions, Sports Celebrations
“It was so great to meet you and THANK YOU for being so great to work with as well. The food was excellent. I only heard great things about it and I personally loved it too. Is there someone I can let know how great you and your team were? I want to make sure they know how lucky they are to have you.”
Angelica Lizarazo | Office Manager, Maxwell Group, Inc. Senior Living Communities, LLC | Wellmore