As far as I know, this is a truly unique service in Cyprus. The BBQ Man is Joshua Reynolds, a Yorkshire lad coming outta Wakefield, Josh has over 20 years experience in fine dining, previously a chef-de-partie at the Amaroza restaurant at The 5-Star Annabelle Hotel in Paphos … But Josh, grew up in pubs, as his family owned; The Rustic Arms in Ackworth and later ‘The Three Houses’ in Sandal, Yorkshire, so catering and hospitality is in his blood …
On the Move
I recently caught up with Josh to find out more, and he said; “I moved to Cyprus over 8 years ago, roughly when we first met, but I’ve been coming here for about 24 years as my grandparents had the good sense to move here” … Josh’s experience was extended in Cyprus including being chef de Partie at the excellent Grazie Italian Restaurant in Paphos and Head Chef at The Hogs Head Gastro Pub.
Rich & Famous
Josh always wanted to launch his own mobile catering service and he achieved this almost 5 years ago, and now the setup and equipment are extensive, to say the least, totally original and tbh, their list of services are really unbeatable! … They’ve even had the pleasure to cook for Rio Ferdinand of Manchester United fame and his family and inevitably they were asked to go back again!
Just for You
They’ll turn up, on time, every time, and cook you everything from breakfast or brunch to a three-course a’la carte meal, in your kitchen or the venue of your choice, even if you want it served around your complex pool or on the beach. They’ll even go shopping for you to get all the ingredients, the freshest fish and meats imported from The UK, Australia, New Zealand, and France and the vegetables from local farms. Then they’ll cook everything perfectly and to your taste of course, and either serve to the table or buffet style and they’ll go one step further, and even clean up when they’ve finished … amazing!!!
Totally in Control
Josh told me they even provide all the decorations, including balloons and arches, tables with linen in the colour of your choice, up to 300 chairs in the same style, crockery and condiments and the glasses are really posh … so, you can totally relax and enjoy your event, oh, and just wait ’til you see their afters 😉
In the Know
Over the years Josh has linked up with countless local services who specialise in weddings and corporate events, decorating your chosen venue to look the part, right down to the Wedding Cake … they also regularly attend charity events and beach parties, and on that note, you’ll find them putting on regular live music events at Sandy Beach, Pafos.
Too many to mention let’s start with their Breakfast Menu because there’s no better way to wake up than with the aromas of breakfast and fresh coffee, and there are 3 Breakfast Menus to choose from … Traditional English, Continental or their new Healthy Breakfast
Josh specialises in personal mobile catering in the comfort of your own home! They’ll pretty much provide whatever you fancy, but they have lots of excellent options always ready including the following specialities … or they’ll even cook you a whole Hog Roast … ask him to send you all their BBQ Menus and ask them about their new American BBQ Menu or their brilliant Mediterranean Meat & Cheese Platters.
The Classic BBQ
Josh and the crew will come and cook for a minimum of 12 people … Everything from Pitta bread or Bread Rolls, with Village Salad with Feta Cheese, Cajun Coleslaw Salad, English Pork Sausages, Chicken Kebabs with a mix of assorted flavours, Beef Burgers, Cheese Slices, Fried onions and Potato Wedges with Garlic and Rosemary
The Advanced BBQ
One of my favourites… Bread Rolls or Hot Pitta Bread, Cajun Coleslaw Salad, Corn on the grill, Greek Salad with Feta Cheese, English Pork Sausages, Chicken Kebab a Mix of assorted flavours, Chicken Wings with a Mix of assorted flavours, Beef Burgers, Cheese Slices, Fried Onions, Marinated Pork belly Strips, and Potato wedges with Garlic and Rosemary
Cypriot Souvla Menu
This one’s back by popular demand … Warm pitta bread, Greek Salad with Feta Cheese, Tzatziki Dip, Hummus Dip, Mixed Olives, Grilled Lountza, Gilled Halloumi, Pork Souvla, Chicken Souvla, Cyprus Potatoes in Garlic and Rosemary, with Roasted mixed Vegetables.
Bread Rolls or Pitta Bread, Potato Salad, Avocado Caprese salad, Cajun Coleslaw Salad, Marinated Chicken Drumsticks – Mix of assorted flavours, Belly Pork Strips, Beef Burgers, English Pork Sausages, Ribeye Steak Strips, Caramelised Onions, Potato Wedges with Garlic & Rosemary, Grilled Mushrooms, and BBQ Beans.
Surf & Turf
Mix it up with a selection of Meat and Fish dishes … Hot Pitta Bread, Citrus Shrimp Salad, Cajun Coleslaw Salad, Grilled Halloumi, Lime & Chilli King Prawn Skewers, Lemon Grilled Seabass Fillet, Garlic Mussels, Ribeye Steak Strips, Chicken fillets with a Mix of assorted flavours, Grilled Pork Chops, Spanish Paella, Couscous with Roasted Vegetables, Potato Wedges with Garlic & Rosemary, Mexican Guacamole, Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce
Beef Wellington, Lobster Thermidor, Herb Crusted Lamb Skewers with Dijon Mustard, Tomahawk Steak, cooked to your liking of course, Scallops With Pea Puree & Pancetta, Pork Loin, Black Pudding & Apple Stack, Honey & Dark Ale Glazed BBQ Chicken, Parmesan Topped Potato Fondants, Grilled Asparagus & Mixed Greens, Sautéed Wild Mushrooms with Tarragon, Grilled Carrot, Ginger & Mixed Baby Leaf Salad, BBQ Baked Flat Breads, Jack Daniels BBQ Sauce, Beetroot Chilli Dip, and Yoghurt & Mint Dip.
Viva la Vegan
You don’t have to like meat to enjoy one of Josh’s BBQ’s … Try a little Vegan Burritos, Falafel Burgers, Vegan Sausages, Hot & Spicy Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash Filled With Quinoa, Chickpeas & Cranberries, Minted Green Bean Salad, Avocado Panzanella Salad, Sundried Tomato Salad, Tofu Peanut Satay & Cucumber Skewers, Grilled Corn with Coconut Lime Cream, Roasted Red Pepper Dip, and BBQ Baked Flat Breads.
A ‘La Carte
Josh also still loves to cook a’la carte of many cuisines … and check out their new Winter Menu. Oh, and let’s not forget delicious choices for Vegetarian and or Vegan Menus, and tbh, if you’ve got any special requests you can just add Top Ups to their list of services but whatever you do don’t forget to ask about their desserts 😉
The Personal Touch
There’s nothing quite like hosting a party at home, maybe a surprise birthday party, inviting those special friends and family and not having to worry about cooking the BBQ or an a’la carte meal, serving it to your guests and then cleaning up because they’ll do that for you after the party … Josh offers free consultations and will come and chat with you about ideas, menus … click here to see their Reviews
Just Bar & More
They also have a Mobile Bar aka Just Bar Service, with 6 different choices, each offering something a little different depending on what you’re celebrating … oh, and get ready for a few very nice surprises 😉 … My favourite has to be their Gin Bar
Weddings & Events
Weddings are a big part of their calendar whether it be the Wedding meal, Pre or Post villa Party or Beach BBQ also catering for Stag or Hen parties or maybe a romantic beach experience for 2, somewhere to pop the question?
Real Love Island Experience
You must check out this super cool idea with 4 Different Packages. Josh will prepare a 3-course menu of your choice, cook it for you and serve it to you on the beach. They can even arrange a firework display and a sexy sax player to add a little more romance!
More and more couples are looking to arrange their wedding day away from hotels and large venues, instead looking towards a private villa wedding. Villa weddings have many benefits, privacy being the main one, and both the ceremony and reception can happen in the same place, which takes the hassle out of your big day. Josh can recommend luxury villas all over the island of Cyprus with different facilities and amenities. Whatever your needs, there’s a place that’ll suit you perfectly!
If a little entertainment is required, Josh can even arrange that for you too, just let him know in advance what you’re looking for from a DJ to a live band or musicians and they’ll even host your party games … oh and the Man v Food Challenge that they arranged at one of the Military bases recently was so much fun it’s now on their Menu!
When you book them to come back again you’ll get a 10% Discount and Josh said, he wants to get to know you as friends, not just clients, so as you get to know him, it won’t be long before he’s throwing in a few more surprises!
So for that perfect wedding, on the perfect island, place your trust in them to arrange a memory that will last forever! … He finished; “We hope to see you soon, here in paradise” … Do give Josh a call to ask for some menus, then check out more of their Videos and Josh told me, “the new Website will be ready soon”, meanwhile … btw, he gets really busy in the summer so it’s always worth booking in advance!
Open all year
Daily: 8 am ’til 10 pm
Josh is based at home in Pafos but is happy to cover the whole country, he said he’ll cater for any size party, big or small, I recently caught him catering for 5 couples at a €10,000 a week villa in Protaras, so wherever you are in Cyprus, give them a call.
Life’s Little Luxuries …
Make the Best Parties!