Catering Comments

Huge Success. Every Year.

The Port a Pit fund raiser was a huge success! Every year, time and time again the chicken you prepare is perfect. It has the perfect blend of smoke and tenderness that would make any pit master proud. I cannot say enough good things about the product you deliver every time you come up. We always look forward to our fundraiser because we know with a name like Port a Pit you can’t go wrong.

Corey Easter

Surry Community College

They NEVER disappoint!

Our company, then, Bell & Howard Chevrolet and now Randy Marion Chevrolet of Statesville, have been using Koala-T Katering and Port-A-Pit BBQ services since 2007.  Phyllis and Sondra have done an amazing job of providing quality food and wonderful service.  They have a wide menu selection but then will make or create anything you want.  They often provide little extra decorating accents, whether it is wrapping the dinnerware with a special ribbon, table covers, if needed, or maybe a couple of center pieces for the tables.  Phyllis and Sondra are extremely hard working and give 200% in everything they do.  They also make sure that anyone with special needs, physically or diet restricted, are personally taken care of.  We have used them for a “full out” employee buffet Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings, to a boxed lunch for a Company United Way Campaign.  They care about the job they are doing and the people they serve.  They NEVER disappoint!

On a personal note, I go out to their place often on Wednesday’s and Friday’s, as a treat for myself (not to cook) and for my father, William Howard.  I love everything they have and Dad especially loves the desserts !  Everything is reasonably priced and the portions are ample.  Phyllis and Sondra’s staff is wonderful and reflect a caring dedication to what they do and the people they serve.  Kim and the rest of the staff are so friendly and caring, when I go out to their take out location, it is like being among friends.  Our whole family gets together for a big meal, at Holiday’s, about twice a year and we usually do our own cooking. There have been a couple of times though, that we have had them prepare shrimp and grits, a squash casserole or a turkey  – to help us out !  I don’t know how they have time for their own families!

    These girls have been an asset to this community, as a business, to provide a wonderful catering experience and to the individuals they serve, friends.  We are Blessed to have them in Statesville !

Linda Howard

Quality of their meals and service are outstanding

Kewaunee Scientific Corporation has used the catering services of Koala-T-Katering for many years – delicious meals for everything from luncheons and dinners for our Board of Directors, to meals for customer visits, to Company-wide events, such as cookouts in the summer and luncheons during the holiday season.  The quality of their meals and their service are outstanding.

Peggy M. Lambert

Kewaunee Scientific Corporation

Helping our company and community

Weichert, Realtors-Team Metro has hosted five fundraisers with Port-A-Pit BBQ and each time had great success.  They are always on time and very professional. The food is excellent and the smell of the smoked chicken in the air brings people off the street.  We have customers and colleagues who look forward to this fundraising event every year! Thank you Phyllis Keistler and Port-A-Pit BBQ for helping our company and community raise thousands of dollars for the families and organizations we sponsored.

Carla H Killian

Weichert, Realtors-Team Metro

Excellent Fundraising

Port-a-Pit BBQ is one of the greatest ways for a non-profit organization like The ElderCenter to do fundraising. Their food is always great and their helpful service makes it easy for a non-profit organization to do some excellent fundraising for their particular ministry/service.

I have personally been enjoying their food and services for over twenty years. I would invite you to use their services to enjoy a meal at home or do a major fundraising project from the Iredell community.

Pastor Tom Corbell


Second To None

I would like to rave about Koala-T-Katering and Port-A-Pit.  We have used Koala-T-Katering many times, from a dozen plates at lunch to a full catered meal for 500 people.  The food is always delivered hot and delicious.  The service by Koala-T-Katering is second to none.  Phyllis and Sondra are so great to work with.  When I need a meal catered, Koala-T-Katering is the first and only place I call!!

Paula Gerstell

over 10,000 pieces of chicken!

I would like to thank Port-A-Pit Chicken for serving Cramerton Christian Academy for over five years. They have always been on time, easy to work with, and they clean up when they leave. Thank you for helping us with our fundraiser. We have sold over 10,000 pieces of chicken over the years and have never had one complaint.

Jo Dillard

They care about their customers

Koala-T Katering always does a fantastic job with our large business meeting luncheons.  You can tell they care about their customers.  Everyone is always so nice and accommodating.  The food is great, especially the Brunswick Stew and their homemade desserts!


Statesville Regional Development

Absolutely Wonderful

All it takes is one telephone call and the staff at Koala-T-Katering has your event all planned out with a delicious menu selected based upon ideas that you provide. This caterer has done several events for Mitchell Community College and each one of them has been special – the food is always creative and absolutely wonderfully delicious and the service is impeccable. I never worry about an event when I know that Koala-T Katering is in charge! They are always on time and have never let us down with regard to the quality of their food creations, their service, and their responsible attitude toward their customers. They are wonderful to work with and I would highly recommend them for any catering needs!

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