Experience the Magic of Wood-Fired Barbecue: Keane’s Special Event Catering Brings Southern New England’s Finest Flavors to Your Memorable Moments.
Our team of seasoned pitmasters cooking on site at your event ensures an authentic one of a kind experience. The tastes and aroma of wood-fired barbecue paired with our professional, friendly and knowledgeable service team will delight your guests and ensure an event full of memories.
The Keane’s menu is based on traditional barbecue flavors elevated with fresh, simple ingredients. Our seasoned pitmasters use reverse-flow smokers fired with red-oak and specialize in brisket, pork shoulder, chicken and fish. Everything from pickles to barbecue sauces are made in house allowing us to easily accommodate a wide range of preferences and dietary restrictions.
As a small business we aim to develop a relationship with each of our clients with a goal of delivering exceptional customer service. Our award-winning team subscribes to a drama-free, positive work environment that extends to our client and guest interactions. We’re open to your suggestions and interested in your feedback.
The full-service experience at Keane’s starts with our dedicated and experienced sales team who will walk you through the process from a hassle-free tasting to nailing down a menu and executing the timeline. We work closely with our clients, venues and other vendors to develop a comprehensive catering package that meets your vision, preferences, and unique requirements.
Our Full Service Catering provides a fully staffed experience with the Keane’s team onsite from set-up to tear-down. Full service options include passed appetizers, a full-service buffet or family style dinner, a curated bar service as well as dessert and coffee options.
Express Catering offers a simplified service and menu for more casual events or parties. Express orders can be picked up at the Keane’s facility in Warwick, or dropped off at the event location. One or two Keane’s staff members can be booked for express catering orders of $1000 or more. Staff for Express services set-up and refresh a buffet while guests serve themselves.
For Express Catering you can book directly through our website! We close orders for the weekend at 3pm on Tuesday. If you have trouble with your order or have questions you can always give us a call on 401-437-6933.
For Full-Service Catering please Submit a Booking Request. Include details of your event location, date and time, expected number of guests, and any details you have about menu selections and services you would like to include. Our event team will check availability and respond as quickly as possible with any questions. Once you have a proposal from our team you can come for a tasting, finalize your contract and proposal and submit a Save The Date Deposit to confirm your event in our calendar!
Keane’s provides a range of services for your special event from appetizers, dinner, dessert and bar services. Each of these services, if included, will be outlined in your proposal which we refer to as the Banquet Event Order (BEO).
Rentals: Keane’s offers white plates, our signature vintage plates, stainless forks and knives which can be included in your catering proposal for rent. Our bar services include in the price disposable glasses and glass champagne flute (if a champagne toast service is included in the contract). Keane’s does not directly manage rental orders for additional items such as tables, chairs and tents, however we work closely with multiple rental companies and can advise you on rental ordering for Keane’s Services. We ask that you have tables and linens for all services we contract. You will also want to ask your venue if they work with a preferred rental company. We will request a copy of finalized rental orders 30 days out from the event date.
Disposables: We do provide complimentary disposables for all the services in your contract, if you choose not to rent these items. This could include: plates for starters, dinners and dessert, plasticware in a napkin roll-up, & paper cups for coffee service
Trash Removal: Keane’s provides separation and removal of recycling, compostables and trash associated with catering and bar services, unless other onsite waste arrangements are made.
Express Catering Packages come with all food items in the per person quantity ordered in aluminum pans with lids. Packages include chafing dishes, wire racks and sterno (heating equipment) for setting up the buffet as well as serving ware, cutlery, plates and napkins for the number of guests indicated. BBQ packages also include our house bbq sauces, pickles and potato rolls. A la Carte food orders are priced just for the food and do not come with the above items.
A la Carte Express Items are served with the food items in aluminum pans with lids only. If sauces, pickles, rolls, heating equipment, cutlery or servingware are required, please be sure to add these items to the order.
Delivery is not included in the price and the fee is based upon miles from our facility in Warwick. Delivery orders must meet a minimum ($1000, May- Sept; $500 Oct-April)
During our busy season (May- September) our order minimums are $150 for pick-up orders and $1000 for delivery. During our off-season, (October-April) order minimums are $150 for pick-up and $500 for delivery. Contact us to accommodate local deliveries under the minimum on weekdays!
Want to try Keane’s but don’t meet the minimum? Look for our next Friday BBQ Take-Out!
Full Service Catering:
Full Service Events will include all the staff required to perform the duties outlined in the Banquet Event Order, including staff to set-up, prepare and serve the food, manage the bar service and clear dishes and glasses.
An Express Drop-off order includes set-up of the buffet by a Keane's team member. If you would like our team member to stay on site to help keep serve and clear we can provide 1 or 2 staff members to stay onsite for up to 3 hours. This is an additional service of $400 for one staff member, or $700 for two. Our staff will set-up and refresh the buffet for guests to serve themselves as well as remove trash produced during the service and package any leftovers. If your event requires additional staff or set-up beyond this service please review our Full-Service packages, or contact our sales team.
Express Catering Packages are priced per person so our kitchen will portion each of your menu items based on the headcount you enter. Additionally, A La Carte items are portioned to feed 10 or 20 people as noted. Brisket and Pork a la carte are a whole brisket, or a whole pork shoulder and serve 15-20.
Yes! We offer house-made chocolate chip cookies and a selection of water, sodas and seltzers.
Our menu has many common dietary preferences and allergens listed right on the ordering page including vegetarian (V), vegan, gluten free (GF) and dairy free (DF). We do not process any nuts in our kitchen and peanuts and tree nuts are not in any of our regular menu item ingredient lists. Please indicate on your order if there are allergens in your party. You are also welcome to contact our events team by phone or email to cross check your order for any known allergies in your party.
We have developed a formula for the express catering menu that works consistently well. We only offer items that travel well and can be handled safely by the client. Items that require careful handling or are best served immediately are only available for full service events where we have qualified pitmasters and chefs cooking on site.
We have an equation for our food prep and service based on guest count and do not typically have significant amounts of ready-to-serve leftovers. Part of the full service experience is tear down and removal of all our waste and service equipment and due to health and safety regulations and liquor licensing laws we do not leave any leftover food or alcohol at full service events.