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When endorsements or testimonials are received it is always something special to us.
Either verbally, voice-mail, or email, we know each and every one is heart-felt and special to our entire
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From: Jose Aguilar <>
Sat 6/23/2018 11:15 AM   
Catering, 12/19/17, Friday, Construction Crew Lunch, Noon
The below was sent via a text message.

Thank you again Dan, the family had left over's yesterday, and they were just as wowed with the taste.  You earn an award from me if I had one.

Jose Aguilar
Asst. Land Development Manager
Toll Brothers, Americas Luxury Home Builder
Porter Ranch California 91326


From: Troy Hill []
Wed 12/20/2017 9:41 AM
Catering, 12/19/17, Tuesday, Christmas Lunch, Noon
Fantastic Job, Thank You!!!!!!

Troy Hill
Vice President
Sterndahl Enterprises, Inc.
818.834.8199 Phone
818.834.0288 Fax


From: Jerry Hahn []
Wed 7/19/2017 6:02 PM
Subject: Friendly Valley BB Q 
EVER ! ! ! 
(I personally haven't had ribs THIS GOOD 
since my days 
in Memphis)
BIG THANK YOU ! ! ! ! 



From: Valerie Adeff
Sent: Tue 04/18/2017 9:55 AM
Subject: BBQ Wedding Reception Dinner  
Thanks for everything Dan!! Ive never seen people eat so much at a wedding! Everything was amazing and yes, weve been enjoying the leftovers VERY much.

Thanks again!


From: Hilary Hanes []
Sent: Mon 09/19/2016 9:55 AM
Subject: Wedding Reception Dinner  
Dan, thank you so much! You guys are the best undeniably ever! Everyone loved you and your food and now I'm going to plan another party just so we can have you out again!

Thank you again.
Hillary Hanes


From: Rhonda Stevens []
Text To:
Sent: Mon 06/20/2016 16:21 PM
Subject: Fathers Day BBQ Dinner
Texted to BBQbyDan referencing a BBQ Drop-Off       
All went well. Everyone raved.
We heated the rice, corn, and beans in a row of crock pots. Used two ovens for the meat. The chicken was more frozen than the ribs so had a couple extra aluminum pans and separated them a little.
Even saved a pan of beans (you are right they were so good) for our Indio trip this week.
Thanks again for the accommodation.

Rhonda Stevens


From: Gregg Stevens []
Text To:
Sent: Tue 05/09/2016 8:26 PM
Subject: Hungary Valley Gregg Stevens Wedding BBQ Catered Dinner
FYI, below came from Facebook: 
Actual comments from the wedding:
"Those were the best ribs I've ever eaten."...
"That was the best food I've ever had at a wedding, or any BBQ for that matter."...
"I almost didn't get in line when I saw the size of the portions he was putting on everyone's plate",
I thought for sure he'd be out of food after 30 people. Then I ended up getting fourths because everyone else was full and there was still food left!"...
You made our wedding a success. Your kindness, promptness, helpfulness, and amazing food (seriously,
I don't think I've heard people rave about corn nibblets before haha) none of it will ever be forgotten.
And if you ever need anyone to attest to your hard work and great results, please send 'em our!

Thanks 1000 times over Dan.



From: Rhonda Stevens []
Text To:
Sent: Tue 05/10/2016 8:12 PM
Subject: Hungry Valley BBQ Catering
I left the same message on your Facebook page...and a recommendation on mine! 
Sorry this message didn't come sooner! The food and service was WONDERFUL!!!! Thanks so much. If you or your staff are anywhere near Hawthorne (Hollyglen) around Father's Day would love to have the Rice, Mac n Cheese, corn, tri-tip and chicken delivered? For 30? Give me a call? 310-415-1471. Thanks again. Like Gregg said before: you and your crew were the highlight of the wedding lol.

Rhonda Stevens


From: Rachel E Salazar []
Sent: Tue 02/02/2016 8:26 PM
Subject: El Mirage Dry Lake Bed, 200 MPH Club yearly meeting & BBQ dinner
Thank you Dan, we are very appreciative, it turned out wonderfully!!!  Everyone was very happy 

Thank you,

Rachel Salazar

HotLine Construction Inc.
Manager  South Rurals & Desert Regions
C: 951.392.7780 F: 909.494.7743 248 S. Sierra Way, San Bernardino, CA 92408


From: John Noonan, Text from 714-2427343xx  ( was not given okay to post his cell number )
Text To:
Sent: Wed 11/15/2015 3:08 PM
Subject: El Mirage Dry Lake Bed, 200 MPH Club yearly meeting & BBQ dinner
Thank you, dinner was awesome
Great job as usual!

John Noonan


From: Dick and Barbara Werth []
Sent: Wed 10/24/2015 2:20 PM
Subject: Wedding Celebration Party, BBQbyDan Catering

Barbara Werth



Sent: Wed 9/30/2015 2:20 AM
Subject: Birthday Party, BBQbyDan Catering
Thank you Dan.
Everyone loved the food. Thanks for coming to Simi Valley.
Thanks again for the great food.
My guests raved about it.

Elaine Hintlian



From: Cynthia Poulsen []
Sent: Tue 6/30/2015 10:41 AM
Subject: Thank You Dan Cannon - BBQ By Dan Catering, June 26th 2015
More cow bell please! 
And more BBQ By Dan!
We had such a delicious time at our pre 4th BBQ.  Thanks for making it EXTRA SPECIAL !


      A BIG THANK YOU from us ALL at EFILM !


From: Boatner Steve []
Sent: Sat 6/6/2015 10:07 AM
Subject: Allied Beverages BBQ Catering
Thank you... It was fantastic.

Steve Boatner

> On Jun 6, 2015, at 10:04 AM, Dan Cannon <> wrote:
> Hi Steve and Michael,
> Thanks sooo much for having us out to serve a fantastic BBQ Dinner to
> Allied employees
> We had a great time and everything went perfect.
> Thanks again,
> Dan
> 661-600-2530


From: Gary []
Sent: Tue 10/21/2014  16:35 pm
Subject: Last Saturday's Party & BBQ Catering
Hey Dan, it's Gary Gosselin out here in Acton.
Just want to give you a follow up on how people are still raving about your BBQ last Saturday.
I don't know what it was but it was just outstanding !!!
I've  had your food a dozen times but is was extra good this time. People are still talking about it ! They just like your operation.
And I wanted to call and thank you for all the effort and extra hard work.
Everybody is still talking about it !
They just like your setup and I wanted to call to tell you, and thank you,  for all the work last Saturday.
Everybody is still saying "GREAT PARTY" and  still talking about it.
I am getting lots of calls, emails, texts, and cards. All saying the food was fantastic !

Thanks again and see you next time.
Gary & Carla Gosselin


From: Ljbrault []
Sent: Sun 9/15/2014  01:35 pm
Subject: Saturday Party
Thank you again for the terrific food and service with a smile.
Trying to come up with another event next year so that we can see your smiling faced. I will let you know as soon as we come up with something.
Thank you again for everything,


Sent: Wed 9/03/2014 16:08 pm
Subject: Donaldson Trucking's BBQ
Thank you Dan,
The food was GREAT!! We are still eating the leftovers.
Looking forward to seeing you next year.
Again, thank you for catering our event. We appreciate your effort!!
As soon as we figure out next year's date, we will be in touch and book early!

Your food was the hit of the BBQ !

Tom and Kathy


From: Jake & Victoria Steele
Sent: Wed 8/20/2014 1:08 pm
Subject: Wedding Reception, BBQbyDan Catered
Hello Dan,
Can't thank you enough Dan.
Everyone loved it!


From: Melody & Joe Miller
Sent: Wed 8/19/2014 9:08 am
Subject: 8/19/14 BBQ Delivery
Hello Dan,
Everybody loved the food , the chicken is all gone, not much pork not much salads & a little extra beans left.
But they all loved it.
Thank you so much Dan for making this party Successful !!!


From: Darla Marie [
Sent: Sun 6/30/2014 8:28 pm
Subject: Saturday Party
Hello Dan,
I wanted to Thank You Again for the GREAT JOB you and your wife did catering Joshes birthday. June 14, 2014

Thanks Darla

PS. Is there anyway to buy cooked Pork ribs from you?? They were the best I have ever had??


From: Ljbrault []
Sent: Sun 5/12/2013 10:25 pm
Subject: Saturday Party
Thank you so much to you and Barb both. We love seeing you, and catching up, and enjoying the food the night of, and days after. So, at the end of the night, we raised $$$$'s . That is just an added bonus. Nice to have fun and raise funds at the same time for the school.
Thank you for being part of that. You both have been so generous to us for the past -- do you believe it -- six years!
We so appreciate you.
I am looking at the calendar and thinking we are looking at September 2014, nearly a year and a half away, for Patrick's 50th birthday. Do you have any annual commitments that would conflict?
Let me know.
Thanks again,


From: Sharon Aoki []
Mon 7/31/2012 10:10 PM
Subject: Re: Loreen Aoki's wedding, 28-July, Saturday
You're the best Dan! Thank you so much for all that you did.  I have been getting so many calls from people expressing how delicious the food was!  In fact, you might be getting a few calls or emails from a few people in the near future...

You made my daughter's wedding great !

Sharon Aoki


From: Loreen Aoki []
Mon 7/30/2012 8:25 PM
Subject: Loreen Aoki's wedding, 28-July, Saturday
Hi Dan,

Thank you so much for everything!!!  It was such a pleasure to finally meet you. My husband, Leo, and I loved everything that you did for us. I had friends call me the next day saying that they woke up thinking of the BBQ and everyone was raving that it was the best food and BBQ they have ever had...coming from some people who grew up in the south...huge complement. Thank you again for making our wedding day so special and memorable. I appreciate all that you and your team do and can't wait until we host another event so we can get you back out here. :)

Best Wishes,


From: Loreen Aoki []
Sat 7/28/2012  18:30 PM
Subject: Loreen Aoki's wedding, 28-July, Saturday



Mon 7/16/2012  4:50 PM
Subject: BBQ
Just wanted to let you know I thought your BBQ was excellent. It is the best I have ever had. I told our marketing person to figure out some event that we can get 55 people to attend and have you cater it.

Best Regards,
Eric Henry
Helixstorm, Inc.
Office: (888) 434-3549 x302
Mobile: (858) 774-8687
eFax: (775) 562-7666


From: Robert Bohen []
Fri 7/6/2012 10:01 AM
Subject: Thank You !
Thank you, thank you; thank you! You were such a joy, mentor, and a friend to me. I cannot wait to see you again. Thank you so very much, Dan the generous and amazing BBQ man!
God, family, friends...

Robert Bohen
Work 949-589-3515 ext 221
Home 949-589-7841
Cell 949-310.9383 
Fax 949-589-1392

e...every moment of everyday with everyone, everywhere.


From: Tracey Greaves []
Sun 7/1/2012  7:36 PM
Subject: June 30th, BBQ

Thank you so very much. The food was wonderful, everyone loved it !   We appreciate you helping us out. A good time was had by all!

Mark and Tracey

Sent from my iPhone


From:  Joann Rutland, Supervisor,
             & other members of  the The San Bernardino Sheriff's Technical Administrative Services Division
Sent: Mon 06/01/2012  17:05
Subject: Thank You Dan !

 San Bernardino County Sheriff's Divisions
Glen Helen Regional Park,
San Bernardino, California

May 19th, 2012

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From: Ljbrault []
Tue 5/29/2012 6:30 PM
Subject: Saturday Party
Thank you and barb for once again helping to support our school and throwing us an awesome party.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

With much love and appreciation,


From:  Karen Cuva []
Sent: Mon 04/30/2012 7:18a.m.
Subject: 5/15/12, Saturday, 80th Birthday
Hi Dan
Thank you.  
Everything went very well. Everyone loved the food. I heard raves about it for the next several days. Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner but I was out of town. The food can make or spoil a party and your dishes were wonderful. Also another thing I really appreciated is that I didn't have to even think about the food once you arrived. There was so many other things pulling on me that I realized after you left what a dream it was to not have to be concerned at all about the food or serving at all. I only was involved with the other aspects of the party.
That was a big relief.
Thank you again and if I ever host another party, I will certainly call you again.
Karen Cuva


Sent: Mon 04/30/2012
Subject: Sunday, Wedding, BBQ Catering
Our guest thought you were a hit !  And so did we, thanks for everything.
Krista and Kenny
Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile



From:  Matt Shuss []
Sent: Mon 02/27/2012
Subject: BBQ Catering, NHRA Museum, Saturday, 2/25/2012
Thank you very much, I loved the food and all I heard was rave reviews about the food.
I made a wonderful stew with a bit of the leftovers last night and my two sons and granddaughter have been going at it non-stop.
I split it with the outgoing president and he was very happy also.
I would love to use you again for our next banquet and will be in touch with you once a date is ready to be set.
Thanks again,
Matt Shuss
Land Speed Racers President


From:  C Gosselin []
To: (via US Mail, not EMAIL)
Sent: Fri 10/21/2011



Sent: Tue 8/2/2011 9:37 pm
Subject: July 31st
Hi Dan-
Sunday was great, the food was fabulous as usual! Our guests really enjoyed the food! Thanks for always taking such good care of us.
The plan for September sounds great, it is a bit early for us to start planning. As soon as we set the date, you will be the first to know.
Have fun in British Columbia!
Paul and Carrie


From: Ljbrault []
Sent: Sun 5/8/2011 9:27 pm
Subject: Saturday Party
I wanted to be the first to send you a big ol' thank you for an amazing birthday celebration. You are the talk of FaceBook today! Everyone loved the food and it was a great combination to stuff my face and work it off to Mercy's music. I have to say, I totally enjoyed myself and didn't do a thing but have fun. Thank you and Barb for making it so special. Patrick is already planning a celebration for next year. He is thinking our 20th Anniversary....or a fundraiser...or both.
Hope to see you before next year.
Thank you again,


From: Grosvenor, Stacey A (WT) []
Sent: Thu Dec 02 12:12:31 2010
Subject: BBQ Catering, December 22nd, Wednesday, 12:00 serving
Thank you Dan for the nice note. Everybody here had a great time. I kept hearing for days about how good the food was.

Glad that the weather didn't mess up your ride back home. I know you had gotten up very early that morning, so I'm sure you were happy to get home and get to bed early that night. :)

You are definitely our BBQ guy from now on. I'm sure we'll be using your services again. Perhaps next time at a summer picnic.



From: Cho, Truman [Truman.Cho@EMICAP.COM]
Sent: Sat Oct 02 16:12:31 2010
Subject: BBQbyDan Catering



From: Louis Burns
To: Rick Streiff
Sent: Thu Sep 02 13:23:45 2010
Subject: Chefs

Hey guys,  I must say the foods you prepared was Awesome, I tasted three types of meats and each exceeded the taste of popular restaurant chains.

Awesome work guys, awesome!

Louis Burns


From: Giovanna Gogreve
To: Rick Streiff
Sent: Thu Sep 02 12:33:44 2010
Subject: Thanks SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Much!!!


Your food was the BEST, BEST, BEST EVERRRRRRRR!! You know Ive had lots of barbeque from all over the county New Orleans, South Carolina, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Kansas City, MO, Kansas City, KA, Indiana, etc.. Never before have I had such tasty barbeque. THE SAUCE IS AMAZING. I am sad that Jack wasnt here to share the experience with me.

I am very lucky to know you!!!!!!!!


PS. Can I buy some barbeque sauce.


From: Lisa Christianson [

Sent: Mon 8/23/2010 01:29 PM
Subject: Oak Tree August 21, 2010 Saturday

Hi Dan!!!
You and your staff, once again, outdid yourselves. We thoroughly enjoyed having you out to the shoot. You've are part of the Stars and Stripes Foundation (  ) team.

Thanks again for your excellent BBQ, your excellent customer service, and your even more excellent smile!!!

Lisa Christianson
Stars and Stripes Foundation



From: Cork Graham  

Book presented: to Dan Cannon (BBQbyDan) Saturday 8/21/2010 14:48 PM

Subject:  August 21, 2010,, BBQ Catered Lunch, Stars & Stripes Foundation

It was an honor to have Cork enjoy our BBQ  dinner and present his signed book to me.  Also, Cork especially enjoyed the pictures I took while in the Army and serving in Viet Nam, 1970-1971, and posted at:
Vietnam Pictures, 1970 - 1971
Lai Khe 1971 A-Troop, 3rd of the 17th Cavalry Yearbook


From: Nicholas Jepson []

Sent: Tue 8/17/2010 4:48 PM

Subject:  August 14 wedding

Hi Dan,

We had such a great time and the food was amazing. We had many guests tell us that those were the best ribs they have ever had!  Thank you for everything,

Nick and Briana


From: Kerri []

Sent: Fri 7/16/2010 12:24 PM

Subject: Party on July 11th, 2010

Wow Dan you WOWED ME/us.


This party, because of you, was more than a dream come true. EVERYONE LOVED the food. Im sorry it was so hot out there for you and your wife. Everyone said I did good, but it was because of you!

I attached some pictures of the spread.

Thank you soooooooooooooo much for such delicious and tender BBQ!




Sent: Mon 7/5/2010 8:21 PM

Subject: Mas' 50th B'day Party / "The Aftermath"

Had brisket for lunch today.......hmmmmmmmmm
Baby backs for dinner tonight......
Mas and Cheryl invited us over for dinner last night for trout....
one of my favorites.........
We have now "set the bar" for birthday parties.......folks
still talk about the "casual wedding and great BBQ" were a big hit, again.......
Paul and Carrie


From: Allison Volk [

Sent: Wed 6/16/2010 5:44 PM

Subject: NHRA Museum, 200 MPH Club, 060510, BBQ Catering, Saturday

Thanks Dan you guys did a great job!  Everybody loves you guys so I am sure we will be using you again...
if only you could come to the Salt Flats : )
Allison Volk
Bonneville 200 MPH Club
Office Manager


From: Book & Frank

Sent: via U.S. Mail, and received 27-May-2010

Subject: BBQbyDan Catering



From: Mike Stewart []

Sent: Sat 5/22/2010 6:10 PM

Subject: BBQ Catering

I am proud to recommend BBQs by Dan to everyone that asks, especially the other Two Club. It's an ego booster that we were using you before they were. Ha, ha!  But I do recommend you to everyone. You definitely go out of your way to please.

We'll make phone contact again a little closer to the actual date to firm up our meeting time on the entrance road, etc.

Best Regards,

Mike Stewart



Sent: Tue 5/5/2010 11:09 PM

Subject: May 1st, 2010,Saturday

Thank you and Barb for another wonderful event.

It is you and not me that brings people back. And judging by the dish count, they all came back for seconds...and thirds. Can't wait to have more of your delicious food at the Richies in October. Thank you so much.
Also, you should be hearing from Liana. She wants to throw a party for her husband's 50th birthday in August.
Thank you again for everything!


From: Dany Richey []

Sent: Tue 10/27/2009 8:53 PM
Subject: BBQbyDan BBQ Catering, October 24th, 2009

Thank you so much for another fabulous party. Our guests are of course raving about your delicious food. It was a fantastic night thanks to you! Were already looking forward to next year.
Dany and Mike


Sent: Tue 10/17/2009 9:17 PM
Subject: 2010, May 1st, BBQ reservation

Dear Dan:
Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!
IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!   I am so glad I only have to wait six months to have this treat again. Thank you so much for thinking of us, and taking care of us.
As for May 1st, yes, that is the date. Please hold it for us.
If I don't talk to you before, please have a wonderful holiday season! Can't wait for next May to come along.
All our best to Barb.
Thanks again,

From: Crabtree [

Sent: Tue 10/6/2009 2:38 PM
Subject: Andrew's Eagle Scout Venue

Dan and Barbara -
As Andrew's friend put it "the food was the bomb"! Everyone truly enjoyed your fabulous spread and your professionalism. Thank you so much for agreeing to bring your talent and food to the celebration. Your food made the event! You will most likely get a few calls/email regarding your service for other events. For these parts of town it was a unique and special treat.

Saturday morning breakfast was terrific with eggs and biscuits-n-gravy...yumm!

Thank you again.
Fondly -
The Crabtree Family

From: Mike Stewart []

Sent: Sun 9/13/2009 7:25 PM
Subject: 9/12, Catering, El Mirage Lakebed, 200 MPH Club

Hi Dan,

Well a day later the BBQ was still the talk of El Mirage Dry Lake. Everyone was still talking about how good everything was. So, I wanted you to know.

My wife was there. I don't know if I explained that. But she was bummed out by the wind and dust and heat and didn't want to leave the trailer, so she wasn't at the BBQ. By the time I got back around 9:30 pm she had already eaten something and was outside sitting by the fire and wrapped up because she was cold. So she didn't eat any of the care package you made for her. We had ribs for dinner when we got home Sunday evening. She especially likes the little short (in length) ribs because they are so meaty and smoky. She wanted to know how you smoked them. So I told her you did it with one piece of wood. She said that was impressive. I like your sauce, but she ate her ribs dry. Just savoring the flavor of the rib. My wife thinks that your ribs are the best she has ever had, and she is a big rib connoisseur. She has eaten ribs all over the country, while I tend to stick with the dishes I like, not that I don't like ribs, but give me a big ol' thick steak anytime. So, she thinks that of all the ribs she has eaten from the east coast to the west coast yours are the best. So that's a pretty good compliment coming from her. Just wanted you to know.

And your sauce, you might want to think about a side line just making and selling your sauce. I know it'll go over big.

Anyway, just wanted you to know that you were the talk of El Mirage, and we'll have to plan for another one next year somewhere.

Best Regards,
Mike Stewart
El Mirage 200 MPH Club

From: Thomas Wong []

Sent: Tue 9/8/2009 8:10 AM
Subject: Flaming Party at Chez Wong

Dear Dan, where to begin? It was excellent, awesome, fantastic, delicious, delightful, special, exciting, fantastic and well, we loved every minute of it!

Thank you so much for helping make my 50th birthday (yikes) so deliciously special. Every bite was perfect, and all our guests loved it. We only hope you had half as much fun as we did! I feel bad that it was a tough exit, but I was so impressed by your speedy entrance!

We shared with guests and made generous doggie bags, but also saved enough for a fantastic Sunday meal at my parents' house with our visiting German cousins. Yesterday we had enough left for sandwiches and my mom still has some morsels at home.

My favorite time eating was when you gave us tastings in the afternoon. Wow, that was exceptional.

We hope to have an opportunity in the future to have the pleasure of eating/playing with you and Barbara again. In the interim, again, many thanks for everything.

With warm regards,
Heidi Wong and the Family

P.S. Eventually I promise to get some photos to you. Stay tuned!

From: Cecilia Victor [

Sent: Sun 9/6/2009 7:24 PM
Subject: Thank You!

Dear Dan:
So lovely to see you and your wife last night; It was such a treat for us. Everything was delicious as always, & were about to sit down and enjoy the brisket which weve been sampling since this morning (who says it cant be eaten for breakfast!).Continued success always, & be sure that I will always give your name to anyone whos even thinking about hosting a big barbeque!!

Take care, Warmly, David & Cecilia

From: Lisa Christianson [

Sent: Tue 8/25/2009 8:25 PM
Subject: Oak Tree this year and next...

Thanks so much Dan. We so enjoyed having BBQ by Dan at our shoot. You guys are the best and you've become an integral part of our journey. Want to hear something cool? We raised over 20k at the shoot and the following week, one of our friends handed us a check for 100K...that's right! 100K. We will now be able to underwrite several service dogs for wounded veterans. How cool is that? Next year we will be bigger than ever. For now, put us down for the second Saturday of August at the Oak Tree Gun Club and if there are any changes in the dates, you know I will contact you right away.

Congratulations on serving another fine BBQ meal. We have had so many people compliment us on our choice for your BBQ lunch. It's very rewarding to know that we are making our guests very happy by serving your fine food. Thanks again for another great year. Talk to you soon.

Lisa Christianson
Stars and Stripes Foundation

From: joe trafecanty [

Sent: Mon 7/6/2009 7:29 PM
Subject: Catering, 4-July- 2009


We have had several big get togethers at our house in Newhall  California. We used to cook our own food but realized as we got older that this was just too difficult.
We were introduced to Dan and the rest is history.
He shows up at our home with a professional looking trailer outfitted for a large event.
Food and tables set up in a pre-designated area of our home.
They used nothing of ours and served some of the most delicious barbeque we have ever had.
The extra side dishes were absolutely delicious.

I think one thing that was not said at my party was the following: "I/we cannot eat this or that"
I have heard that statement from so many family members that I want to scream.
All I got was compliments from everyone including those family guests that usually complain about something.

Thanks Dan. Perfect set up and delivery. I did the easy part. I just wrote the check.

Very truly yours

Joseph Trafecanty


Sent: Fri 5/8/2009 8:29 PM
Subject: Next Year's BBQ


Thank you so much for another terrific evening. People are still talking about it. And everyone is lamenting that they have to wait a whole year for your food. You are such a star! And you make it so easy for me and make me look good. Who could ask for more?

So, about next year/ I know we talked about keeping the same weekend for us. So would next year be on Sat. May 1st? We are planning the school calendar so let me know if that works for you.

Thanks again,
Lisa Brault

From: Karen Caskey []

Sent: Mon 5/4/2009 8:39 AM
Subject: Re: Sandwiches yesterday

Hey Dan

The pulled pork was a hit!   We did not serve sandwiches, although a large delicious golden dinner roll from Stater Bros. KFC slaw and your sauce was how I ate it. Your rice was a hit too. Thank you for providing the best again! Everyone was asking about you. My pastors wife asked if we could do it every year. She hopes to be able to purchase some sauce for her mom and dad. Is it available for purchase and shipping.
Thanks Karen

From: Andrew Bromsey []

Sent: Fri 4/24/2009 6:00 AM
Subject: Thanks for the great food at Flowing Wells last Saturday.

I was with my wife last Saturday when you catered the Flowing Wells Hunting Clubs event. (She was with the band). Your food was so fantastic that I brought a smoker today along with a Pork shoulder. Im going for it on Saturday night.

I went to your web site and will use your recipe. One thing though, the bbqd beans with the pulled pork in them, can I get the recipe. Ill understand if its a secret, but Ive been literally dreaming of them since last Saturday, they were OUTSTANDING.

Also, Ill use Paul Kirks BBQ Sauce recipe from your web site (I hope its the same delicious sauce you were serving.) I will be indebted if you send me your recipe if its not. But I understand company secrets!

Thanks so much for the award winning barbecue, youve inspired me for a new weekend obsession!

Andy Bromsey
Tehachapi, CA


Sent: Mon 11/17/2008 6:19 PM
Subject: Testimonial

Well what can we say. Even though it has been 5 years since the last time we had a shindig, this one was just as perfect as the last one.
As usual the food was perfect, tasted fantastic and of course there was plenty of it. I especially liked the new flavor in the beans. Don't know what you did but they sure were great,
Everyone raved about all of the dish's and everyone wanted doggie bags so they could savor the meal again the next day.
Thank you so much for making the event such a success (even though the weather wasn't co-operating)
Fun was had by all and no one went away hungry
Melody and Joe Miller

From: Dany Richey

Sent: Mon 10/27/2008 7:48 AM
Subject: Catered  party yesterday

Hi Dan,
Thank you so much for making our party a wonderful success!  All our friends are raving about your delicious food and we certainly hope youll cater next years party, too!
Dany and Mike

From: Mike Richey - RPM Printing

Sent:  Mon 10/27/2008 8:01 AM
Subject: Catered  party yesterday

Hi Dan,
Thank you! Nothing but compliments on the food.  You made it an easy and worry free experience.
Hope to do business again.
Michael Richey
RPM Printing

From: Patty Helgeson

Sent: Mon 10/13/2008 5:23 PM
Subject: Thank You

Hi Dan,
WOW - what amazing BBQ. Our guests raved throughout the evening about your food. I even had one person tell me that she dreamed about a big plate full of your brisket! Your warm hospitality and the aroma of the BBQ truly made it an extraordinary evening. It was a memorable way to honor Chuck and Tanja's wedding. Some of our guests are plotting together to find a way to have your BBQ again! Best of luck and I hope our paths cross soon.


From: Nancy Grattan

Sent: Mon 9/22/2008 5:06 PM
Subject: Catered event on Sept. 19th

Thank you for another wonderful event! It was great. Looking forward to seeing you again next year.

Nancy Grattan
Director of Human Resources
Calibre International

From: Pat Moore

Sent: Mon 8/25/2008 9:06 AM
Subject: Testimonials

Hi Dan
You are the Man!
What a great lunch we had at the Stars and Stripes fun shoot honoring the returning wounded warriors from Iraq this past weekend.
Every dish you served could be a meal in its self, every item is has a very special taste, and all items blended well together.

We have had over 75 different caterers in the past 20 years, You and your staff are the "best caterers in the business",  You truly are a BBQ Master.
your BBQ sauce is to die for. (will you share your recipe we us?)
Thanks Pat Moore
Moore-N-Moore sporting Clays
Hope to see you again soon
Great BBQ is a passion, and you have the inspiration

From: Karen Caskey

Sent: Mon 6/09/2008 8:14 AM
Subject: BBQ

Hi Dan,
Our Church Youth Rally was a Huge success. We had 94 people from all over Central and So Cal attend. The pulled pork sandwiches were Amazing! I had so much fun serving them knowing what raves they were going to receive. The men went home with a shaker full of your secret recipe and this Sunday I will present our fathers with a special BBQ basket including it.
A dear friend told me she had wanted your BBQ, a small order event and was turned away, she was surprised that we had it on the Menu! Her husband could not eat, unfortunately he is having dentures made and was toothless.. Can I freeze the butt that I have left over? I would love to give it to him when he has his new choppers..
The sauce was incredible, how long will it keep in my fridge? I will forward you the link to the photos when they are posted, Smiling faces are a testament to our efforts. Indeed working with you was a Blessing. Thank you for all your expert advice, and recommendations. Several visiting pastors asked me if we would host our Annual meeting in late August. My goodness was that ever a compliment.
It was a privilege coming to your home and getting a tour of your business. Our morning together set the tone for my day too. Again, thanks for everything.
All for now, Karen


Sent: Tue 5/20/2008 8:05 PM
Subject:  Re: BBQ Catering, 5/3/08 (Saturday)
In a message dated 5/19/2008 7:50:39 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  writes:

>  Hi Lisa,
>  As promised here is a link to the results...we scored 7th Overall... Below is a link to...the results:
overall scores
>  Thanks again for the support and opportunity,
>  Dan
You are still a first place winner in our book. Can't wait to have you back.
Lisa and Patrick Brault

From: Ethel See []  

Sent: Mon 5/19/2008 12:04 PM
Subject:  Re: Friday Dinner, BBQ Catering

Thank you so much for the very good food!  Our employees are still raving about it today.  Your staff is all so adorable.  So, put us in your book for next year, third week of May is our Healthcare Week, and we like BBQ day on Friday.


Ethel  See

Manager - Administrative Services

Sherman Oaks Hospital


From: Lorna Sinn [

Sent: Sat 5/17/2008 11:26 PM
Subject:  Your Service
I left a phone message. Maybe you are busy and maybe I am just anxious. I had your BBQ at Sherman Oaks Hospital and it was very good. Wondering if you cater for us at our...


Sent: Mon 5/5/2008 6:49 PM
Subject:  Re: BBQ Catering, 5/3/08 (Saturday)

Dear Dan:
I was going to send you a proper handwritten thank you, but email is faster and I can't tell you quick enough how much we enjoyed and appreciated yours and Barbara's hard work on Saturday. The food was beyond my expectations and everyone was still raving about it at school today. It really was the perfect combination of food, music, and even the weather cooperated!  This was the most successful fundraising event aside from the auction itself and our principal was absolutely thrilled at the result. I have already told the annual fund committee that I want to do it again next year and build on the success of this year's event.  As soon as we figure out the date, I will let you know and get us in your book.
Thank you again for an incredible evening,
The principal was being very diplomatic about comparing this year's event with last year's gourmet dinner with the principal. Her band, including her husband, were not so diplomatic. They all agreed the food this year was far better than last year's "chef" dinner, and they said that everyone left last year right after dinner, whereas this time, about 50 percent stayed till the last song. They want you back!

From: Linda & Jay McCann []  

Sent: Mon 1/21/2008 6:41 PM

Recently, I had the privilege of having some of your baked beans. They were absolutely the best I have ever had. As someone who loves to cook, would you share your recipe with me?
Thank you.
Jay McCann


From: Leah Metzger []  

Sent: Tue 11/13/2007 2:49 PM

Hi Dan,
Glad to hear you made it out of there okay! The event was terrific and the food was excellent. I heard nothing but great comments all around and we very much enjoyed our left-overs!
Thanks so much for a job well done! We will be sure to keep you in mind for future events!
Thought you might like to see the below article about the event. Click on the link in the below email.
Leah Metzger
Wine Club Coordinator
Rosenthal - The Malibu Estate
P: 310.899.8900 x242
F: 310.899.8912
Estate grown wines from the hills of Malibu, California

From: Roger Milan

            Agua Dulce California

Sent: Tue 11/08/2007 8:10 PM

Comments left via Voice Mail sent from Fire Captain Roger Milan reference to a Birthday / Holiday Party catered by BBQbyDan, Saturday afternoon and evening, the 3rd of November, 2007.


Click on:  < voicemail dinner comments left by Roger >


From: Strongin, Brigit W. []

Sent: Tue 10/23/2007 4:10 PM

Dear Dan,
We were so pleased with the service you provided for us at the Celebration of my in-laws 60th Wedding Anniversary. We had friends and relatives attend from as far away as Florida and Washington. The response was overwhelming and we received very favorable comments regarding the BBQ and service provided by you. It was great to work with you from a far to pull off a very successful event. Thanks again for all that you have done.
Brigit and Perry Strongin

From: Peter McNeal []

Sent: Thu 9/17/2007 11:44 AM
Subject:  THANKS!!!

Dan, Thanks for the great service and even greater food. Everyone is still talking about the ribs, dirty rice etc. You surpassed my expectations, wish there was a restaurant with your food being served. Each dish was as good as the next, I'll have to save the bones as souvenir's! Wish we could have you out once a month. Stay in touch! Thanks again for flawless performance!
Peter McNeal
Kimball Inc.


From: Oseas, Marsha []

Sent: Thu 8/30/2007 9:29 AM
Subject:  BBQ Catering - Memorial Day - West Los Angeles Veterans Administration

Hi, Dan -- I don't know whether I ever contacted you after our meal/tasting to tell you how much I enjoyed meeting you and how much I enjoyed the food.  Yum
Blessings, Marsha

From: Mark & Lisa Christianson []

Sent: Mon 8/28/2007 11:23 PM
Subject:  BBQ, 8/25/07, Moore-n-Moore



It was an honor to meet you and your staff.  The event is such a special one to our unique group and now that we know you, wed like to consider you and your staff part of our family.  We had such a great time and people are still calling and writing to tell us what a wonderful time they had, particularly the spectacular lunch.


You folks out did yourselves and we commend you on a timely, professional and incredibly delicious BBQ.  I knew from the moment I laid eyes on your website that we were in for a treat.  I could taste the love right through the monitor.  Thats how good your food is.


It was great sharing the day with you and watching you feed the troops.  Those are some hungry dudes, eh?  Hands down, you guys will be our first and only choice, year after year.  Please feel free to stay in touch with us, if for nothing else than to just say, "Hi."


As a side note, I was telling my staff at work today about your finger lickn good BBQ and I think I made everyone hungry.


God bless you all and from the bottom of our hearts, and thank you again for everything.


Best Regards,

Lisa Christianson


From: Ron Moreno []

Sent: Mon 8/27/2007 09:41 AM
Subject: Moore-n-Moore Clay's BBQ last weekend
I wanted to say that was really nice pulled pork this last weekend at Moore-n-Moore Clays.
Im looking forward on hiring you for a party or other events.
E-mail me at

Thanks, Ron 



Sent: Thu 8/16/2007 10:44 AM
Subject:  Catering this past weekend.

I wish to thank you for catering this past weekend. You and your crew were professional and organized. Your BBQ food and service is to die for.
The ribs, chicken and pulled pork were all delicious, I especially enjoyed the BBQ beans with pulled pork and your dirty rice sides.   In fact everybody was commenting about the food.
Thanks again and again,
Ira & Joyce Feldman,
Sweetwater Springs Ranch


From: DW MSN []
Sent: Sun 6/24/2007 2:28 PM
Subject:  Weber's Party June 23
Thanks for everything ....and you were right... I should have taken the BBQ sauce last night... I had some today.
The BEST Ive tasted. I need to figure out how to get more from you... let me know if you sell it.
 Not that you need it.... but if you need a referral.... count on us
Dennis Weber


From: Gary Goldman []
Sent: Thu 6/19/2007 6:08 PM
Subject:  Thanks
Hi Dan.

Thank you for an extraordinary BBQ that made Judiths birthday party a special occasion for all the guests as well as for her. Everything was indescribably delicious, and everybody was delighted and impressed.  We all felt like we were in the presence of a grand master.

Now I have to get my friends and their organizations to use you at their parties --- so I can taste your cooking again.

Best regards,


From: Kim Moskowitz []
Subject:  Thank you
Dear Dan,
I am sorry this note has taken me so long to write but I just ate the last of your fabulous chicken (leftovers that I froze from the party) and thought that I could not pass up this opportunity to sing your praises.  From your gracious and informative phone reception when I called the very first time, the fabulous and generous trial tasting you prepared for us in your trailer at your home, to the clear and  well written out contract we decided on together,  to your professional and personal set up and service to our guests,  to the best BBQed meats and fixins we have ever tasted, it was a delight to have you and your lovely wife cater our sons 18th b-day surprise at our ranch home in Agoura Hills.

Thanks a million and keep up your good work!

Kindest Regards,
Kim and Marty Moskowitz

From: Sean Pollard
To: Dan@BBQbyDan
Cc: Yogesh Kharkar
Subject: BBQ sauce
I just tried your sauce on a sandwich.
Absolutely delicious! The best I have tasted.
thank you
From: Yogesh Kharkar
 To: Sean Pollard;
 Subject: RE: BBQ sauce
Same here, Dan. My family and I just loved it. I had a question though. Can the sauce be applied over meat (like chicken) and then grilled in a BBQ? I was just wondering whether there is any problem subjecting it to flames.


Subject: Dolly & Richie Wedding
 Hi Dan,
Thanks for your email. Our first year anniversary will be on July 4 and we will celebrate with fond memories of that event. Our guests still rave about how delicious your food was. The dinner was the highlight of the evening...

Thanks for keeping in touch; and keep up the good work....

Dolly and Richie
Town and Country Carriage


From: Glenn Cazenave []
Subject: RE: [CBBQA] Movie Catering

Try Dan Cannon, BBQbyDan, @
I worked with him last week. Absolutely Professional. Absolutely Impressive.


From: Laura Riggen []
Subject: Fantastic!

Hi Dan,

Now that I've caught my breath I wanted to catch up with you.
Thanks so much for the wonderful, wonderful food and service. I am still getting compliments and inquiries about you.  I hope you enjoyed a few things....guess you are at a lot of weddings. I'm sorry I didn't get much chance to talk at the wedding - hopefully we will meet again. I do know IF I ever had another party (maybe not wedding - that was a lot of work) you will be the first one I call!

Thanks again,
Very much,

From:  tc []
Subject: Press Release!
How are you Dan? Long time, no? In any case, I just wanted to let you know that you were given catering credit in the latest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings for our reception back in April. We had an amazing day, and you and your team were such an integral part of it. You not only served the best food our guests have had from any other wedding experiences, but your professionalism and kindness TRULY helped set our minds at ease, BAR NONE.
I've told several people who inquired about your services, to simply hire you, put down the deposit, sit back, and simply set their minds on other matters. I've spread the word that BBQ by Dan has my ultimate confidence in catering any occasion. Best of luck and perhaps we'll get together for another function soon!
Warmest Regards,
Truman Cho
Paper+Cup Design, NYC
45 Main Street, Suite 812
Brooklyn, NY 11201

From: Chandler, Kris []
Subject: My Event!

Gary and I would like to thank you and your staff for the truly wonderful meal you prepared for his retirement party! Our guests were quite impressed with the flavor of the food, presentation and the high level of service demonstrated. You should really consider selling your sauce!
Please count us as your very satisfied clients.
Gary & Kris Chandler
Kris Chandler
Frontier Homes, LLC

----Original Message-----

Cecilia Victor []
Subject: Hello
Dear Dan and Barbara;
How can we begin to thank you, for such a memorable 40th birthday party for David.   Everyone raved and raved about every single item on your menu; it was amazing!!!!  The presentation, your professional manner in dealing with us, everything was perfect.  It was such a pleasure to meet you, your wife and your assistant, whose name I never got!!  please thank him as well;  
On your website you should have a little section for testimonials  from all your satisfied costumers.  Please don't hesitate to include us, or give our number if anyone wishes to ask about your services,
Thank you, once again, for a magnificent meal had by all,
David and Cecilia Victor
Los Angeles, CA.
 Sun 11/20/2005 8:11 PM

----Original Message-----

Jody Downey [
Subject: Thank you (10-15-05)

I want to express to you how happy I was with your food and service at my mother's party.
This was by far the best BBQ I have ever had in my life.  I am not the only person who had that opinion.  I was told by almost every guest how amazing the food was, and I got comments like " this is the best meat I have ever tasted..."
What a class act!  You really know how to do what you do.  If you ever need a referral feel free to use my name.
Again, thanks to you and your family for making the party such a success.  I will certainly refer your services and use you again for any upcoming events.
Jody Downey

-----Original Message-----
From: Mustaffa, Susan []
Subject: Wedding/Red Rover Mine Rd.
Dan, I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you and your wife did.  I had so many compliments about the food.  I would have to say the pulled pork and the beans came in first place.   Everything was soooo good.   I enjoyed eating all the mashed potatoes.    Please, use my name for future references.   Next party, I think I'll try the other entries.   Thanks again, you made the wedding a success!!!

-----Original Message-----

Susan Webster []

Subject: Re: Mark Webster and BBQ rubs / sauce


Everything you prepared was amazing and you worked so hard! I have had so many compliments on the food and I am very proud to give your name out to anyone who asks.

I had a very ingenious idea to spread the beans liberally on everything to get that amazing BBQ flavor - - it was as wonderful then as it was the first day.

I will pass this along to Marc and Laura because I know they were very interested in the rubs/sauces.   Please let me know how I go about getting the a small bottle of rub as well as BBQ sauce for myself and I'll pass the message on to Marc.

Thanks again!

Have a great day!


-----Original Message-----
From: Joseph Preston [
Subject: BBQ Saturday Night
Thank you so much for the BBQ on Saturday. The food was Perfect ! !  Everything went great. You have a great thing going.
Thanks Again !

-----Original Message-----
From: Roy Creel []
Cc: Sam Buck
Subject: Super 4 party
I didn't get a chance to thank you and your wife for the fine job on Saturday.
I speak for myself and all the members that attended when I say it was an excellent meal.
The food was great as was the presentation.
You will be "top of our list" for any future events.
Roy Creel, Super fours


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