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REEL & RANCH COOKOUTS
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REEL & RANCH COOKOUTS
REEL & RANCH COOKOUTS
REEL & RANCH COOKOUTS
REEL & RANCH COOKOUTS

Let's Get Started!

Our one-of-a-kind cookouts book quickly. Please reach out to us for date availability and to book your event. We can’t wait to hear from ya!

    GET THE PARTY STARTED RIGHT!

    At all ‘On-site’ cookouts we prepare both a special first taste while the food is being prepared and also a sweet dessert bite to say, ‘Thank you,’ once the meal is through! For ‘Catered’ cookouts, hosts choose either a first taste -or- last bite. While these elements make a thoughtful and tasty addition to your guests’ experience, adding some solid starters can set the tone and tease the appetite.

     

    Are we missing something? Want to make a modification? If you have something else in mind – that’s great! We love to be creative and love to collaborate. Let’s hear your ideas. It’s very likely that we can make it happen!

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    FROM UNDER THE SEA

    GRILLED LOCAL SPOT PRAWN

    The largest and best tasting member of the shrimp family fire grilled with butter garlic and lemon.

    SHELLFISH RAW BAR

    Chilled lobster tail, cocktail shrimp, raw oysters, mignonette, cocktail sauce, lemon and Tabasco.

    BACON WRAPPED LOBSTER BITES

    Cold water lobster tail wrapped in hickory smoked bacon with lemon and spicy ‘LA Sauce’ remoulade.

    DEEP FRIED OYSTERS

    Fresh crispy corneal crusted oyster, flash fried with our spicy ‘LA Sauce’ remoulade for dipping.

    CLAM STRIPS & BELLIES

    Some people love strips and some say, ‘Go belly or go home’. We serve both with tartar sauce and lemon.

    JUMBO LUMP CRAB CAKES

    Lots of crab with only a little bit of breading, lemon and our signature spicy ‘LA Sauce’ remoulade.

    COCONUT TUNA CEVICHE

    Local sushi grade Ahi with coconut milk, bell peppers, Serrano, ginger, cilantro and lime.

    BAKED STUFFED CLAMS

    Like our crab cakes our clams are big on seasoned meat and easy on the breading with fresh lemon.

    STUFFED MUSHROOMS

    Baby portobello shroom caps stuffed with crab cake or clam bake and topped with lemon hollandaise.

    SQUID & BABY OCTOPUS

    The ultimate fried calamari with lemon, capers and a selection of dipping sauces.

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    BETTER FOR LAND LOVERS

    CALIFORNIA CHEESES

    Selection of fine artisan cheeses with dried fruit, pickled vegetables, honey, nuts and crackers.

    THAI CHICKEN SATAY

    Charcoal grilled free range chicken breast skewers with peanut-lime dipping sauce.

    ITALIAN STUFFED PEPPERS

    Green peppers stuffed with hot Italian sausage & rice braised in marinara and topped with parmesan.

    LOADED TOT-CHOS

    'Fully loaded' with bacon, cheddar & sour cream -or- 'Buffalo style' with shredded chicken and blue cheese.

    MAMA'S MEATBALLS

    Mini traditional beef & pork meatballs braised in our house marinara and dusted with parmesan.

    JAMROCK JERK WINGS

    Marinated wings are smoked, then grilled and brushed with our authentic jerk seasoning blend.

    ANTIPASTO ITALIANO

    Grilled & cured meats, peppers, marinated olives, artichokes and shrooms, provolone and parmesan.

    TERIYAKI BEEF SKEWERS

    Tender prime beef ribeye marinated in our house teriyaki and charcoal grilled.

    MINI-SHISH KABOB

    Our famous grilled beef, chicken or veggie kabobs in smaller bite sized skewer portions.

    CHICKEN NAAN-CHOS

    Naan chips topped with shredded chicken tikka masala, cucumber, mint, feta and marinated onion.

    PAPAS BOLITAS

    Fully loaded mashed spuds balled & fried with cotija-jalapeno crema, cilantro and lime.

    SWEET & SPICY PIG CANDY

    House made hickory smoked thick cut bacon with cayenne pepper and brown sugar.

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    FRESH FROM THE GARDEN

    TOMATO CAPRESE BRUSCHETTA

    Heirloom tomato, mozzarella pearls, basil, garlic, EVOO and parmesan on crusty toast.

    WILD-MUSHROOM TOAST

    Cali foraged wild-mushrooms with chevre, EVOO and fried garlic on crusty toast.

    SMASHED AVOCADO TOAST

    Smashed ripe avocado with crumbled cotija cheese, garlic, sea salt and lime on crusty toast.

    RICOTTA TOAST WITH PESTO

    House-made Ricotta with basil, garlic, EVOO and parmesan on crusty toast.

    HUMMUS, FETA & PITA

    Sesame-chickpea hummus with roasted garlic, Spicy fire-roasted red pepper feta, Tzatziki and warm pita.

    SWEET CORN HUSH PUPPIES

    Fried savory cornmeal with buttermilk, pepper jack cheese and whole sweet corn kernels.

    CORN BREAD MUFFINS

    Classic sweet cornbread mini-muffins with a selection of whipped, honey and garlic butters.

    SWEET OR FRIED PLANTAINS

    Essentially big hearty bananas - we serve Maduros or Tostones; sweet & salty -or- twice fried with hot salsa.

    TOASTED GARLIC & BLUE CHEESE

    Spreadable whole-roasted garlic cloves, sea salt, olive oil, toasted blue cheese and crusty toasts.

    FRESH FRIED TORTILLA CHIPS

    We bring in all of our fresh tortillas from the Southern California's best local tortillerias.

    AVOCADO GUACAMOLE

    This is avocado country and we got our start making guacamole at a VERY busy taqueria- you can taste it.

    FIRE ROASTED TOMATO SALSAS

    Fresh, flavorful & fire roasted. Your choice of hot like fire, mild but still yummy or green tomatillo.

    HOUSE MADE POTATO CHIPS

    Thin-sliced, flash fried Cali Russets. Choice of sea salt & black pepper, BBQ, Maui onion or parmesan garlic.

    FRIED & ROASTED GARLIC DIP

    If you like onion dip you are going to LOVE our fried and roasted garlic dip.

    SPICY JALAPENO POPPERS

    Fried jalapeno halves stuffed with blue cheese, bacon, cream cheese and avocado ranch sauce for dipping.

    CRISPY FRIED PICKLES

    Our house made sour pickles cornmeal dusted and served with whiskey habanero remoulade.

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    FREQUENT QUESTIONS ANSWERED

    After many cookouts, we have learned that each one is a little different. We all have different tastes, different visions and different needs. For most cookouts, we present meals in a serve yourself ‘better-than-buffet’ style.  Action stations are attended by chefs who can help serve, suggest & answer questions while guests select what they want from the offerings displayed.

    How much does a cookout really cost?

    Cookouts vary in price depending on season, how many people will be fed, what types of items or additional courses are selected, and a few other site and service-related factors. In order to ensure we are giving you the best & most accurate pricing possible we should talk specifics, let's chat!

    What kind of area or space is needed to host a cookout?

    We have found, where there is a will there is a way. We use a variety of set-ups and cooking techniques to pull off a great cookout in nearly any venue or cooking area. For an ‘On-site’ cookout an open outdoor cooking area is required. Depending on the venue our team can help determine if an ‘On-site’, ‘Catered’, or Hybrid style cookout would work best for properly catering you event.

    How far in advance should I reserve my date?

    Wedding receptions and other large events typically book 6-12 months in advance. Smaller cookouts book a bit closer to the event date. Weekends, holidays and other popular dates often book quickly… some more than 12 months out. If you want to plan a cookout, we should talk ASAP. The more time we have to plan the better! Reach out today to discuss possibilities and availability!

    What happens if it rains on the day of my event?

    Reel & Ranch cookouts are typically rain or shine events. This is real slow food catering and once we get started it is impossible to stop the process. Thankfully here in Southern California a whole day of rain is something we don’t often need to worry about. Our cooking and service areas are covered and do just fine in case of any passing sprinkles!

    What is the difference between 'first tastes' and 'solid starts'?

    Our signature 'first taste' is a bite sized portion sent from our kitchen team to each one of your guests. It is meant to say thank you and to tease the upcoming meal. ‘First taste’ items are complementary and are selected by the chef. 'Solid starts' are traditional appetizer style first course options. Solid starts make great additions to cookouts and are selected in advance by event hosts.

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    Let's Get Started!

    Our one-of-a-kind cookouts book quickly. Please reach out to us for date availability and to book your event. We can’t wait to hear from ya!