Birthday parties, graduation parties, weddings, corporate events we’ve got you covered.


Days of Operation

Seven days a week with limited availability on Sundays

Standard Event Starting Hours

11AM-10PM (arrival/set up: approximately 30 minutes prior to event) Other times available by request.

Does the Big Cheese serve weddings? other events?

Absolutely, we love bringing the Big Cheese  experience to such special events!

We also cater Birthdays, Office Lunches, Meetings, Churches or any other Special Event.

Is there a service charge? Should I pay an additional gratuity? 

There is no service charge when you hire The Big Cheese to serve at most events. Gratuity can be added at clients’ own discretion. 🙂

Is there a minimum to bring the The Big Cheese to my event?

There is no minimum food order to bring the The Big Cheese to your event but there is a truck rental fee that will be waived for orders over $1000 and can go up from there depending on date and time. 

What is the travel fee for?

The travel fee makes it possible for us to provide (labor & utilities) service to your area. If the event is within 15 miles of our downtown DC location there is no travel fee.

Do I need to provide a permit for The Big Cheese to serve at my event?

If you are located in DC, you will not need to obtain a permit. Outside of DC, you do not need a permit for The Big Cheese to serve your guest for catered event if we are parked on private property.

The price quotes have gone up since the last time we talked, can you honor the old prices?

Unfortunately, unless a contract is signed, with the old prices, by both The Big Cheese Smokehouse and the client we must adhere to our current prices.

How far in advance should I book a The Big Cheese event?

We cannot always guarantee open time slots, so the sooner you book the quicker you can secure the date. Please fill out our Catering Request Form so we can save a spot for you and contact you to discuss. 

I have filled out the Catering Request Form, does this mean I have booked the event? If not, how can I? 

Unfortunately not; it is just a request. In order to secure your event you would need to sign the The Big Cheese Contract and pay the 50% deposit.

When is the total due?

The balance is due the day of your event and can be paid by cash, check or credit card.

Do you have an alternative to the The Big Cheese truck and The Big Cheese Catering? Can I do a pick up order from the restaurant?

Yes! Orders can be placed on our website and picked up at The Big Cheese Smokehouse.

Is the Deposit refundable?

The Big Cheese requires a 50% deposit to secure any event. Delivery orders placed on our site are paid in full at the time of the order.

If you you cancel your event, delivery or pickup:

  • 30 or more days prior to the event or delivery/pickup date, the full deposit will be refunded
  • 7 days prior to event, ½ of the deposit will be refunded
  • Less than 7 days prior to event, the full deposit will be forfeited.

Guaranteed Parking

Client must verify that we are allowed to park at the event location site. The The Big Cheese truck cannot drive up hills with a 15% grade or higher.

What form of payments do you accept?

The Big Cheese accepts cash, checks and all major credit cards.

Catering Contract PDF