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Laura Kates, Catering Sales Director, has been with The Smoke Shop BBQ team since day one. After initially moving to Boston to pursue music at Berklee, it was apparent that Kates was an entertainer at heart. After a short period of time, Laura quickly embraced the hospitality role and started booking our Q at catered events throughout New England. Using her natural organizational skills, enthusiasm and trained eye for detail, she strives to create the most memorable BBQ experiences both in-house and out. To Laura BBQ means celebration, tradition, and family and her goal is to treat every party like her own. She wants you feeling happy, well-fed, and eager to work together again soon.