Our History

For over 60 years Chiavetta’s Catering has been the leading name in Chicken BBQ in the Buffalo, NY area. Our company was started by Thomas and Eleanor Chiavetta. Thomas & Eleanor were poultry farmers at the time who learned about BBQ chicken through the Erie County Farm and Home Center in East Aurora.

Chiavetta’s started their BBQ by offering wedding catering and banquets in addition to operating the Chiavetta’s Churchside Farms. By 1957, we started offering catering for larger events beyond just weddings & banquets and soon enough, the business was doing well enough to buy a brand new truck.

By 1980, the people of the Buffalo, NY community had become so hooked on the taste of Chiavetta’s BBQ sauce that the family decided to begin bottling and selling it as its own featured product. The brothers sold 250 cases of the sauce in their first year, and 500 the next, with steady growth continuing after that.

Currently, Chiavetta’s Catering Service is Western NY’s premier event caterer, BBQ & fundraising experts. During their peak season running from May to October, Chiavetta’s hosts or caters to roughly 15-20 events a week, with June the busiest month. As a local favorite, during one of the summer’s largest and most popular events, The Erie County Fair, the Chiavetta’s team works hard to serve 3,000 dinners a day — cooking 900 chicken halves at a time during peak hours.

With event catering and drop-off catering services available all over Western New York, as well as a take-out location in Lockport, Chiavetta’s is proud to bring the best BBQ in the business.