Since 2012

What about the Big Blue Q?  Well, I’ll tell you….Long before I started the Big Blue Q, I had a passion for food and customer service.  Over 30 years ago I began my journey in the food industry.  I’ve worked in several restaurants in Sacramento, CA and later in Missoula, MT.  


In 1991, I partnered in a catering company that catered to entertainers in the Bay Area, Sacramento and Northern Nevada areas.  We catered primarily to entertainers and their crews.  I’ve had the opportunity to cook for major celebrities such as: Metallica, Bette Midler, Elton John, Kiss, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, Willie Nelson, Alex Trebek, The Moody Blues...and the list goes on and on.  


I did that for 13 years and oh, the stories that I could tell!  While my enthusiasm for catering to entertainers has waned, my passion for food and customer service is stronger than ever!  My head spins with ideas about food!


In the spring of 2012, I started catering to the public for the Sunday Concerts on Commons Beach, Tahoe City.  Soon people started asking us to cater their private events and the ball started rolling.  


I've made a conscious effort to create a menu that appeals to just about everyone. I feel that there is a variety of meal options that cater to just about any budget and taste. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available. 


Our goal is not just to feed you and your guests, but also create an amazing, stress-free experience.  We know that “word of mouth” is the strongest advertizing available.  We strive to make you and your guests happy and we want YOU to look good!


Thank you very much for considering us for your event.  We are open to suggestions and look forward to hearing from you soon.


Best Regards,


Shane A. Mathias-Owner

Big Blue Q of Tahoe


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