How to Pair Entertainment and Catering to Keep Guests Engaged at Your Corporate Event

A casino at a corporate event provided hours of entertainment

If you are planning a corporate event or large office party, the last thing you want is to have your guests trickle out after food is served. As we find our “new normal,” many people aren’t used to staying in large group settings or are ready to leave before the event ends. Getting creative with activities, decor, and events that encourage chatting and bonding is key! We have some ideas on how to keep guests engaged at your corporate event to ensure your next event is a hit and everyone stays long enough to talk about it around the water cooler the next day!

A casino at a corporate event provided hours of entertainment
A casino at a corporate event provided hours of entertainment

Setting Up the Space

Keeping your guests entertained during an event is a delicate balance. Allowing guests to participate in activities before, during, and after food is served will encourage them to stay for the duration of the event. You also want to ensure that your space is set up in an inviting yet enticing way to give your guests an environment they want to hang around in.

Combining food stations and activities allows your guests to pass between snacking and playing with ease. Give them variety with quick, simple games to longer tournaments, and they’ll be entertained for hours!

Quick Group Activities for Maximum Entertainment

Guests engaging in activities will allow your guests to mingle and continue to stay entertained after having an elevated catering experience with G Texas Catering. Several of our venue partners offer spaces that accommodate a variety of activities. For example, we have seen remote control NASCAR-style racing, a mobile photo bus, and even armadillo races! The opportunities are endless with a creative team like G Texas, who tailors every event to you and your guests!

A photo booth makes a great short activity with a keepsake at your Dallas corporate event!
A photo booth makes a great short activity with a keepsake!

Long & Leisure Activities for Longer Engagement

Perfect for guests that enjoy a bit of a challenge, we’ve found that long & leisure activities are ideal for group activity and bonding. Whether guests are new to poker or skillfully choosing their next move before they even sit down – every guest will have an experience that leaves them looking for more. The Mini Golf Experience is a popular activity we’ve curated that falls perfectly under this category!

This putting green was great for chatting while staying busy at a Dallas corporate party.
This putting green was great for chatting while staying busy.

Setting up your space with a balanced mix of quick group activities and long & leisure group activities is essential to keeping your guests entertained throughout the duration of the event. Speak to one of our team members today about curating the perfect catering and entertainment for your upcoming corporate event!

Catering Companies for Rainy Weather: How To Set Your Event Up for Success

Concert with a full stage inside a tent for rain

Rain happens, and naturally, Texas has very unpredictable weather! When planning your next outdoor catering event, you’ll want to consider how the weather could factor into it. Establishing a game plan with your catering and event team is important and will ensure everything is prepared should there be a surprise storm. Read on to learn about finding catering companies for rainy weather in Dallas!

Cattle Barrons Ball with Tent in Case of Rain catered in dallas texas
This tent kept event-goers dry at the Cattle Barons Ball in Dallas.

Venue Considerations

When choosing your event venue, there are many beautiful and practical options. That said, if you’re booking in the spring or fall, you need to plan for rain! There are indoor/outdoor venues with large covered patios or large indoor spaces, though many don’t provide both.

If your spring wedding is slated for outdoors, purposely choosing a venue with a built-in backup indoor space might save your wedding day! The same consideration goes for corporate events, as you want to ensure your guests, speakers, and any breakout events have covered options. If your venue has no backup indoor location, check that large tents are available to rent and/or that your events company can provide that for you.

Make sure to factor parking into your planning as well. Many venues, especially those at rural farms or other converted buildings, do not have paved parking, and a sudden downpour may result in muddy shoes and high heels that sink into the ground.

Concert with a full stage inside a tent for rain
Rain couldn’t stop the music with a large tent available.

Caterer Offerings

Similar to the venue considerations, you’ll want to consider your food options. Some things to consider are if the food can hold up to the humidity often brought on by rainy weather and if the food can be transported easily to an indoor location should the weather change. You’ll also want to ask if the caterer has tents and coverings available if an indoor location isn’t available at your venue. The last thing you’d want is for your food to get soaked and essentially end your event early.

Hiring a full-service catering and events company like G Texas will ensure your event is successful rain or shine. Our skilled team of professionals helps make sure the venue is set for any adverse conditions and all food is securely stored so your guests can still have a fantastic experience regardless of rain. Contact us today to get started on your next outdoor catering event.

How We Transform Spaces for Upscale Corporate Events in Dallas

Macaroni and Cheese with chicken Skewers

It’s more than just catering and bar service

‘Tis the season for corporate events, and for our team, that means catering and bar services are in full swing! However, an event involves much more than just food and beverage! Our event planners will work to bring your entire event to life – from start to finish! The G Texas team adores transforming existing spaces in the Dallas Arts District into extravagant venues for unique corporate evening events, like the AT&T Performing Arts Center!

Here’s how we transformed this space from its usual concession-style service into this full-service corporate event!


Companies spend A LOT of money on branding. It’s what tells their story and their identity – it’s the face of the company and the pride of its employees. As such, a company event should showcase its brand throughout! For this corporate event at AT&T Performing Arts Center, we leaned into the brand and commissioned custom marquee letters, because we all know in Dallas that BIG, bold letters are a big deal, we also commissioned custom pillows with its logo to not only bring in comfort, but also brand consistency. As we imagined the theme for the event, we wanted its brand to be cohesive with the AT&T PAC branding and design.

Soft Seating or Lounge Grouping

When it comes to transforming a space for upscale corporate events, choosing the proper seating selection is essential. From soft seating to lounge grouping, this simple step can create a much more elegant atmosphere. Making sure there’s an optimal amount of space with a comfortable atmosphere will ensure all guests feel valued and appreciated at your next upscale corporate event. This is also a great way to implement your brand’s colors when selecting the lounging furniture to help further elevate the overall experience at the venue.

Custom seating creates intimate chat areas
Custom seating creates intimate chat areas.


Brand Meets Venue

Imagine hosting an event and placed all around the venue is your company’s brand. From large and direct to subtle and simple, it’s all about the details. We take pride in finding ways to match your company’s logo, colors, and branding into the event space naturally and marrying the brand with the elements of the venue’s look and feel when we transform a space for an event. Guests will be treated to a memorable event that feels like the space was meant just for them.

Our team at G Texas Custom Catering and Events enjoys transforming event spaces like the AT&T Performing Arts Center for corporate events into a space that’s perfect for an evening of delicious bites and custom beverages. Creating an environment that is uniquely adaptable to a corporate event takes an artful eye – and matching that with a delectable selection of tasty menu items for guests creates unforgettable moments that allow our corporate events to rise to the occasion. Reach out to learn more about how G Texas Catering can help plan your corporate event from top to bottom!


Conventions, Galas, and Festivals – Oh My!

Food Stations and Tray Passed Small Plates

Full-Service Catering for Grandiose Themed Conventions, Galas, and Festivals

When you have a multi-faceted and full-scale event, it’s important that all the elements of your event – from catering and bar services to the theme are all working together effortlessly. The goal is to execute the event seamlessly and exceed guest expectations in the process! Our team recently catered the IACP 2022 Annual Conference for over 7,000 police chiefs and their guests at Gilley’s Dallas! The theme was ‘A Texas Road Trip’ with lots of activities, entertainment, and menu items that gave these international guests a truly Texan experience! Planning the largest catered event in our company history was no easy task, but our team was up for the challenge and implemented creative solutions to ensure this Texas-sized event was executed perfectly!

Food Stations & Tray Passed Small Plates

Food Stations and Tray Passed Small Plates
Food stations & tray -passed small plates are a great way to keep lines short and moving quickly at large events.

Having a grand event includes an exquisite dining experience that allows all your guests to enjoy delicious cuisine, even when there are over 7,000 of them! Food stations are a great option when feeding a large crowd because they allow your guests to choose what they want to eat, whenever they’d like without waiting in long lines. In addition to stationed menus, we tray-passed small plates and hors d’oeuvres to guests while they mingled with other attendees and participated in activities during the event! The combination of food stations and tray passing allowed lines to stay short and for guests to have a carefree experience while they enjoy a variety of classic Texan fare!

Bar Catering

Part of creating a memorable event experience is ensuring the bar catering is top-notch! There is no doubt that what is served at the bar is important, but the presentation is what really sets your bar catering apart from the rest and will leave guests talking for weeks to come! This can be accomplished through decor or by incorporating the theme in what is served at the bar. A few of our favorite ways to incorporate themes are tastings (whiskey, craft beer, wine, tequila – the possibilities are endless), signature drinks and special garnishes. For large events like IACP it’s not only important that beverages look and taste great, but that they are easily accessible to guests at multiple bars/stations throughout the event venue.

Creating Experiences

Vaquero at Gilley's Event

A memorable catered event does not rely on food or bar services alone – a full and robust theme with all the bells and whistles that are executed alongside it will add the special touch it needs to elevate it from an event to an experience. G Texas creates the ambiance, the magic, and the essence of your event’s theme to give your guests a stunning experience. Imagine a western-themed party, complete with Brisket Sliders, Frito Pies, and guitars. What would take this event over the top and turn it into an experience?

Vaqueros on horseback, live longhorns, trick ropers, local and national country music performers, armadillo races, games and so much more are great examples of how our team worked with the event planners at Gilley’s Dallas to give the IACP the full Texas experience.

Creating memorable experiences for guests entails an enormous amount of planning. As a full-service caterer, our team is dedicated to curating a cohesive theme that is packed full of fun flavors, activities, and entertainment. We work on the event from beginning to end to ensure that we’re always procuring memorable experiences that go beyond the palette.

Our team at G Texas lives and breathes grandiose events and making them come alive with upscale catering and bar services along with full-scale themes into a genuinely memorable experience is what excites our team the most. Let us ideate your next convention, gala, or festival – Contact us today!

Think Tex-Mex for your Next Event in Dallas

Tex-mex buffet

Just in queso you didn’t know – Mexican food is protected under the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. We hold the cuisine in high esteem here at G Texas Catering too! Tex-Mex catering is an easy crowd-pleaser and a great option for all kinds of DFW events. Why choose to cater Tex-Mex at your next event? Aside from the fact that Tex-Mex could be considered a food group in Dallas, it can be served buffet style, at an action station or as part of a plated meal and can easily accommodate all dietary needs without compromising flavor profiles.

All queso aside, Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes are usually well-rounded nutrient-dense meals providing a balanced variety of macronutrients. Tex-Mex cuisine lends itself to accommodating nearly all dietary needs and preferences. For instance, Blue Corn Tortillas would be a great alternative to Flour Tortillas for guests who are vegan or gluten free. Sliced Avocados, Roasted Corn, Vegetarian Refried Beans, and an assortment of Grilled Veggies would make great accompaniments for any meat taco, as well as tasty and satisfying taco fillings for vegans and vegetarians.

A Tex-mex or Mexican menu would meet a variety of Dallas catering and event needs. Chimichurri Steak can be carved at an action station or presented beautifully as a plated dinner. A build-your-own taco or nacho buffet is also an easy crowd pleaser. Bring an element of entertainment to your food service with a Chef-attended or small-plate stations! Food stations are entertaining, innovative and allow each guest to try a variety of flavor profiles!

Tex-Mex catering doesn’t have to be boring or predictable. Ask your Dallas caterer to provide Tex-Mex catering menus that take traditional flavors and make them creative, gourmet and entirely approachable. G Texas Catering creates elevated menus for Tex-Mex Catering in Dallas with plated and stationed choices like Brisket Tostadas with Black Bean Refritos and Queso Fresco, Open Face Empanadas with Spinach, Mushrooms and Crema, Roasted Corn Sauté Station with Grilled Sweet Corn, sliced from the cob to order and pan sautéed with Butter, Kosher Salt, Fresh Black Pepper, Diced Fresh Peppers, Garlic and Parmesan. G Texas Catering also offers a variety of Tex-Mex buffet options like Street Taco and Seafood Bar with Barbacoa Beef, Shredded Chicken, and Spicy Shrimp Tacos displayed on cast iron griddles and served with Southwestern Rice, Tortillas and a large variety of Taco Toppings.

The possibilities are endless when you choose to cater Tex-Mex with G Texas Catering. Elevated Tex-Mex can be made to suit any Dallas event when it’s prepared by the premiere caterer of North Texas.

G Texas Catering is one of the leading catering and special events company operating in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, providing upscale catering, bar services and event design for high profile
corporate events, galas, conventions, social gatherings, special occasions and for some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s top venues and meeting planners.

The Sound at Cypress Waters

Event Venue

The Sound at Cypress Waters, located in Coppell, is a 1,000-acre mixed-use development geared towards creating a space for tenants to live, work and play. The Sound boasts a variety of luxury living spaces, an extensive amount of office spaces, some of the best eats in Dallas and 6 unique event venues conveniently located in the heart of the DFW area. With amenities like live lakeside concerts, outdoor gaming areas and food trucks make The Sound the perfect place to host your event in Dallas.


New Dallas Event Venue


The Sound is a versatile event venue that allows you to choose a format that works best for your event. You can choose from:


  • Event Lawn for open-air or tented events
  • The Sound Stage with amplified sound and state of the art lighting
  • An amphitheater
  • The Town Hall
  • A rooftop deck
  • 1m, 5k, and 10k trails


Only 5 minutes from DFW International airport and 20 minutes from Downtown Dallas this new lakeside event venue is the perfect place to host an out of the box event in Dallas. Whether you are hosting a corporate event, cocktail hour, concert, performance or finding a suitable space for passionate runners, The Sound has you covered. The event space can be customized to fit exactly what you envision from rustic to refined.


The Cypress Waters development is an area to take note of as many big names are setting up shop in this community. Retail giant 7-Eleven is moving its headquarters to the Cypress Waters campus. Several of our favorite Dallas restaurants are headed for The Sound including, burger joint Rodeo Goat, seafood restaurant Flying Fish, Eno’s Pizza Tavern, Ascension Coffee, and Texas-made Landon Winery.


Developer Billingsley Co. is betting big on this real estate project. The integration of art, culture, and events with office and living space is something unique that the Dallas-Fort Worth area has not seen before. As development continues to boom in North Texas, more and more companies are projected to relocate to Cypress Waters.


Interested in having your event in Dallas at The Sound at Cypress Waters? The experienced event planners at G Texas Catering will work with you to bring the vision you have for your event in Dallas to life. Our North Texas team has worked together for more than 16 years making high-profile events a success. We offer bar catering, customized menus guests will love, rentals, staff and event design. Let us assist you with your next event at The Sound!

About Us:
G Texas Catering is one of the leading catering and special events company operating in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, providing upscale catering, bar services and event design for high profile corporate events, galas, conventions, social gatherings, special occasions and for some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s top venues and meeting planners

Make The Most of Your Wedding Catering

Make The Most of Your Wedding Catering

So you just got engaged – congrats! Though your wedding may be months or even a year away, it’s not too early to begin to make a plan for your catering needs! There are so many details to plan for on your wedding day – a trusted wedding caterer can take the stress out of the equation by flawlessly executing your plan on the day of the wedding so the bridal couple is free to concentrate on enjoying the celebration. To help you create the wedding of your dreams, we compiled a list of tips to help you make the most of your wedding catering!  

Make The Most of Your Wedding Catering

Tell Your Wedding Caterer About Your Theme

Your theme might be classic, casual, whimsical, bohemian or anything else that expresses your style. Whatever theme you choose, your caterer can tie in details (without overdoing it) in your menu or presentation to bring your theme to life.

Have a Budget

It’s common for thwedding caterer to be one of the largest expenses on your big day. The dinner with friends and family after the ceremony will be your first meal as husband and wife and a unique chance for your friends and family to spend quality time together – It’s a special time that will be remembered.

Be upfront with your wedding caterer about your budget. There’s no need struggle to create a menu on your own – an experienced wedding caterer can come up with creative items to make your wedding dinner unique and special, no matter the budget.

Ask Your Wedding Caterer to Create a Specialty Cocktail

Ask Your Wedding Caterer to Create a Specialty Cocktail

Your wedding caterer can create a specialty cocktail or two to feature at your wedding reception. In recent years, having a bride’s cocktail and a groom’s cocktail has become increasingly popular. This special signature drink will not only speed up the line at the bar but can also gently reflect your wedding theme and your personalities.

Know the Magic Number

You will need to give your wedding caterer a fairly good idea of how many people you will invite long before the RSVPs begin returning to you. Whether your guest list is around 50 or 500, a wedding caterer knows just the right approach to leave your guests happy and satisfied.

Your wedding will have quite a few helpers such as your wedding planner, minister or officiant, photographer, band members, and others who would be delighted to be included in your wedding feast. Remember to add these special people to your catering list.


Remember Your Rentals

Remember Your Rentals

Plates, silverware, tablecloths, tables, chairs, even some centerpieces can be provided by your wedding caterer. Be sure to talk this over with them. Yes, you could rent these separately, but these items generally need to be cleaned, boxed and returned to the rental company the next morning. That’s probably not what you or your family want to do after your fabulous wedding celebration.

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Plan for Special Diets

Your guests may need individualized meals. Gluten free, peanut free or vegan guests? Let your caterer know these preferences so your guests’ needs can be met.

Food Stations at Your Wedding Reception

Multiple food stations are efficient, small buffets placed around the venue, which encourage people to walk around and mingle and also reduces the lines that might form when using only one buffet. In addition to entrée food stations, you may want to have a food station with appetizers or desserts. There are many options which your wedding caterer can recommend.

Add the Extra Touch

Perhaps it’s placing a flower on every place setting or using gold forks and knives that gives that special flair to the look of your wedding meal. The food itself can also be used to create a splash. Your guests will love to munch on single-serving items like a little shooter of soup, tiny cheeseburger appetizer or a bite-size skewer of your favorite comfort food: one little meatball or a single, perfectly seasoned shrimp.

 Midnight Treats

Midnight Treats

Cake, music, dancing – your guests may never want the party to end! Give them the energy to carry on with a midnight surprise of your choice. Maybe it’s a sweet treat, like milk & cookies, mini cupcakes or perhaps it is something heartier like tiny grilled cheese sandwiches and a tiny cup of soup. Your wedding caterer can help you decide the perfect treat to end the evening.

What’s not to love about a wedding? The romance, the dress, the gathering of friends and family, the flowers. All these things combined create the wedding ceremony of your dreams. And once the promises have been made, it’s time to let G Texas Catering handle the details so you can relax, kick back and share a meal with your favorite people.

About Us:

G Texas Catering is one of the leading catering and special events company operating in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, providing upscale catering, bar services and event design for high profile corporate events, galas, conventions, social gatherings, special occasions and for some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s top venues and meeting planners

Dallas Catering: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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The G Texas Catering team has been busy this month creating spectacular Holiday events all over the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The holidays are one of our favorite times of the year because of the unique events we get to help bring to life! From an elegant cocktail party to casino night and a circus extravaganza – this year brought out the best in our entire Dallas catering team! Here is a recap of some of our favorite holiday events this year

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Dallas Events: Friendly Competition at Casino Night

StoneEagle, an industry leader in automotive retail software, hosted their holiday party at CrashedToys, an auction house for motorcycles and sleek cars, each with a scratch and dent story. Their corporate holiday party was casino themed with a Roulette wheel, a Craps table, Blackjack tables and Texas Hold ’Em tables. Along with a variety of Nosh Boards and various stationed appetizers, waiters carried trays of different hor-‘d oeuvres such as Jalapeno Mac n Cheese Muffins, Brisket Tostada with Black Bean Refrito and Queso Fresco, Chicken and Smoked Bacon Knot with Fresh Jalapeno and Southern Grits Cake topped with Cajun Shrimp with Lemon Aioli.

allas Catering A feast fit for king

Dallas Catering: A Feast Fit for a King

KPMG, one of the leading tax, audit and advisory firms, had a merry corporate holiday party at Gilley’s Dallas. This corporate event for 900 guests began with a Nosh Table made up of Hill Country Smoked Sausages and Cured Meats, Olives, Pickled Okra, Roasted Red Peppers, Spicy Mixed Peppers Stuffed with Feta and Ricotta Cheese, Marinated Mushrooms and Cornichons served with Hearty Grain Mustard, Crostini and Artisan Breads

  • Asian Stir Fry where guests selected from Fresh Vegetables, Steak, Chicken and chef-prepared 3-Spice Blends paired with Steamed Rice, Udon Noodles, Soy Sauce, Chili Garlic Sauce and the ever-popular Fortune Cookies.
  • Blackened Chicken Skewers served over Mac n Cheese.
  • Chef-Carved Smoked Turkey served with Kicked Up BBQ Beans and Sweet Cabbage Cole Slaw.
  • Sizzling Italian Beef Sliders with Giardiniera and Pan Jus.
  • A party wouldn’t be complete without a Dessert Station made up of Chocolate Silk Tarts with Whipped Cream and our special Amaretto Bread Pudding with Lemon Crème Sauce.
  • Chef-Carved Smoked Turkey served with Kicked Up BBQ Beans and Sweet Cabbage Cole Slaw.

As the celebration continued, late night food was served from 10:30 to midnight. This station served Grab-and-Go Late Night Breakfast Burritos; Spicy Sausage with Egg and Smoked Cheddar; and Bacon with Egg and Smoked Cheddar. An assortment of colorful, fresh Donuts were displayed on The Party Resource’s Donut Wall! Hot Chocolate and Spiced Cider was served to chase away the winter chill before guests made their way home.

Dallas Catering: Elegant Cocktail Party

The Urban Land Institute works to create thriving communities by monitoring responsible land use, so of course, they couldn’t resist the urge to celebrate the holidays with a beautiful view of the outdoors. ULI had an elegant cocktail party on the ARTISAN Terrace. The clear, heated tent was resplendent with hundreds of white lights that created a sparkling winter wonderland. Guests toasted the holidays with two special holiday cocktails, Red Cosmos and Midori Vodka Sours. As guests mingled, they were offered delectable hors d’oeuvres like Margarita Bruschetta with Beefsteak Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella, Fresh Basil and Herb Infused Olive Oil; Hickory Smoked Brisket on a Silver Dollar Roll, Signature BBQ Sauce and Diced Pickle; Blackened Shrimp on Southern Grits Cake with Cilantro Crème Fraiche; Gluten Free Chipotle Honey Glazed Bacon Wrapped Chicken Knot; and our vegetarian Mini Mac n Cheese Muffin with Smoked Cheddar and Panko.


Dallas Events: Christmas Circus Extravaganza

G Texas Catering was busy under the big tent at a circus-themed event for Varidesk at Gas Monkey Live. Upon arrival, guests were greeted at the door by fire-breathers. After walking through draping on the door, guests were mesmerized by the red and white décor of the main room. Round tables were covered in red, with red and white striped napkins, mimicking the look of the Big Top. Several different centerpieces appeared on the tables: giant balloons with confetti, popcorn boxes with white carnations, and golden, mustachioed manikin heads wearing top hats with scattered rose petals. A large stage showcased a hula hoop artist, jugglers and men on stilts. A routine by a contortionist was performed on the bar.

Guest’s meal began with a variety of hor d’ouevres like Margarita Bruschetta with Beefsteak Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella, Fresh Basil and Herb Infused Olive Oil; Smoked Comino Chicken Tostada with Crushed Avocado and Fresh Cilantro and an Avocado Shrimp Salad with Key Lime Vinaigrette in Toasted Crepe Cups.

The seated dinner was composed of a Mixed Greens Salad with Sliced Strawberry, Jicama, Candied Pecans, and Raspberry Vinaigrette and a choice of four entrees: Herb Roasted Chicken Breast with Chardonnay Velouté Sauce; Tender Beef Roast with Au Jus; Oven Roasted Salmon with Champagne Bruere Blanc; and Roasted Vegetable Napoleon with Balsamic and Fresh Rosemary. Accompanying each entrée was Fire Roasted Vegetables and Garlic and Herb Roasted Baby Red Potatoes and an Italian Cream Cake with Caramel Drizzle or Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.

After the meal, the stage featured the band Cover Down, a seven-member party band playing rock, country and Top 40 music.

G Texas Catering is dedicated to bringing the vision you have for your event to life, indoors or out, at the venue of your choice. Our seasoned event planners can also offer insight on themes, sites, menus, decor and more. Contact us to begin planning your event

About Us:

G Texas Catering is one of the leading catering and special events company operating in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, providing upscale catering, bar services and event design for high profile corporate events, galas, conventions, social gatherings, special occasions and for some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s top venues and meeting planners

Dallas Catering: A Delicious Look at Conventions in Dallas

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Conventions in Dallas

Dallas is one of the most unique cities in the U.S. It is known for its rich history and its one-of-a-kind sites! This is precisely why Dallas is also home to hundreds of conventions for organizations such as Mary Kay, Fire Rescue International Conference, Mobile Electronics Association, Ambit Energy, BMW Dallas Health & Fitness Expo, Dallas Safari Club and many more. These meetings and conventions bring thousands of people to Dallas every year looking for the best Dallas catering options, entertainment, hotels and event venues.

A tremendous amount of planning goes into a large convention. Not only is there detailed planning for the actual convention meetings, but there is also an enormous effort behind the scenes. The work of convention planning entails choosing the right city to host several large events, finding an event venue of the correct size for all meetings, and booking a convention hotel in close-proximity, preferably with added local interest. Preparation for these events can begin years before they take place. The best place to start working on the details is at the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau!

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Dallas Catering: Convention Catering

Convention Catering is completely different than catering other events; Convention groups are much larger than your typical event. They require many meals over the course of several days and oftentimes ask that special arrangments be made for VIP guests in green rooms or backstage catering for a band or other types of entertainment.

Dallas Convention Caterer John Gilbert states, “Most conferences are the culmination of at least a year of planning. Meeting Planners typically structure special events so that people can mingle. A key part of any conference is networking with others in the industry and showing your appreciation for their participation with a good meal and entertainment.” G Texas Catering frequently feeds large groups of up to 4,000 and their team are experts in providing delicious meals, presented beautifully to crowds of this size.

Hotel and Entertainment

Dallas Conventions: Hotels and Entertainment

The best convention hotels are large enough to hold the entire convention group and near the convention site. A few of Dallas’ convention hotels are the Omni, the Hilton Anatole and the Sheraton. These sumptuously appointed hotels may include pools, restaurants, a fitness center, a coffee shop, or

perhaps a spa for the guests’ enjoyment. Even with all these amenities, guests will eventually want to venture out and get a feel for what Dallas has to offer.

Dallas is a welcoming city for convention attendees. Those who visit Dallas are not disappointed, with over 77,000 hotel rooms, a variety of restaurants, large and small venues for catered meals and entertainment of all kinds including a dynamic nightlife.

Dallas boasts the largest contiguous urban arts district in the nation. The Dallas Arts District is home to award-winning organizations and some of the most talented artists in the visual and performing arts in the world. In addition to its talent, the Arts District is a destination for dining, shopping and Instagram-worthy backdrops.

Sports abound in the area with Dallas Mavericks basketball, Dallas Stars hockey, Dallas Cowboys football, Texas Rangers baseball, Dallas Tornadoes soccer, not to mention the numerous area college leagues and games.

For those seeking the authentic cowboy experience, head over to Gilley’s Dallas, a short walk from the Convention Center, for a ride on the mechanical bull. Snag a timeless souvenir at Lucchese Bootmaker (pronounced Lou KAY See) for a new pair of custom boots.

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Enjoy Dallas’ famous history. Fair Park offers not only an exceptional museum but also varied art exhibits. Visit Dealey Plaza, the site of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination – you can even have a catered meal for the group at the interesting Sixth Floor Museum, rife with Presidential history and great views. Another stunning historical site is the Old Red Museum which holds many treasures such as Bonnie and Clyde’s pistol, an 1892 authentic Texas courtroom, and J.R. Ewing’s handmade Stetson cowboy hat from the iconic TV show Dallas. The Old Red Museum, with its soaring ceilings, chandeliers, and amazing architecture is also a beautiful venue to host a catered event for your group.

For hands-on fun, try the Perot Museum with interactive displays for all ages. The Dallas Zoo has an array of animals, lions that linger outside the windows of a restaurant, and allows guests to feed the giraffes at giraffe eye level. The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden with its seasonal displays of amazing floral creations is a favorite of locals.

The friendly and diverse city of Dallas is made for conventions and meetings! Let Visit Dallas and G Texas Catering take care of the logistics and catering – worry about experiencing all the fun Dallas has to offer!

About Us:

G Texas Catering is one of the leading catering and special events company operating in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, providing upscale catering, bar services and event design for high profile corporate events, galas, conventions, social gatherings, special occasions and for some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s top venues and meeting planners

Bar Catering in Dallas: What is the Difference Between Rye Whiskey, Irish Whiskey and Scotch Whisky?


Whiskey is the drink of choice for many people around the world. In fact, the Gaelic word for Whiskey means “water of life.” Even though it is one of the most popular beverages in the world, there is much confusion surrounding the different types of Whiskey and what makes them different. We asked our Expert Mixologist, Matt, to answer some of the most-asked questions at a G Texas Catering Whiskey Tasting at events in Dallas

How is Whiskey Made

Bar Catering in Dallas: How is Whiskey Made?

Whiskey gets its start as ‘mash’ when water is added to malt. This process encourages the malt to germinate quickly, creating sugars. The type of water used in this step is paramount to the success of the whiskey – many distilleries are near natural springs for this reason. The mash’s sugars are mixed with a little yeast to create alcohol and fermentation begins. This immature alcohol goes into a still and is distilled up to three times to increase the alcohol content.

In preparation, oak casks (barrels) are charred on the inside. The whiskey is put in the casks where the charring turns the whiskey from clear to a golden brown over time. For two to three years, the whiskey remains in the cask, maturing. Unlike wine, whiskey matures in the casks, not the bottles. When it is finally time to bottle the finished whiskey, sometimes certain casks are mixed together as they are filtered to create a blended whiskey.

Bar Catering in Dallas: Scotch Whisky

It is no surprise that Scotland, known for its moors, intemperate weather and rocky countryside produces a rugged and earthy liquor. Scotch also goes by the name Scotch Whisky and is made from malted barley. To be considered Scotch, it must be entirely made in Scotland and must be aged for 3 years in oak casks to create the optimum flavor. Scotch has a complex taste, redolent of wood and smoke. It is generally regarded as the smokiest of all the whiskeys.


Bar Catering in Dallas: Rye Whiskey

Spice is the dominant flavor in Rye Whiskey, though the essence of different fruits will also make an appearance. Rye Whiskey has a spicy taste that has been described as a “hard-edged version of bourbon.” Most will agree that rye produces a bit of a bite, in a good way. Taste this full-bodied whiskey for yourself. There are two different types of Rye Whiskey: American Rye Whiskey and Canadian Whisky.

To earn the name of American Rye Whiskey, the beverage must be distilled from at least 51% rye grain. Often, various amounts of barley and corn are added to the rye. When aged for two full years, American Rye Whiskey can be labeled ‘Straight.’

Canadian Whisky is the second type of Rye Whiskey. There are no strict rules defining what goes into Canadian Whisky, so it may be made from any grain, as long as it has a bit of rye and smells, tastes and has the traditional characteristics of Canadian Whisky. Only one producer in the world, Canada’s renown Alberta Premium, uses 100% rye mash in their Canadian Whisky. The loose definition of Canadian Whisky results in many different tastes within this category. A trained Mixologist can help you uncover which whiskeys suit you best.

Irish Whiskey

Bar Catering in Dallas: Irish Whiskey

The Irish are known for their easy-going, unhurried attitudes. Unsurprisingly, the rules for Irish Whiskey are just as relaxed, stating that any type of cereal grains are acceptable ingredients and if more than one grain is used, it must be labeled as ‘blended.’ The only other requirement is that it must be aged for three years using wooden casks. All whiskey produced in Ireland is considered Irish Whiskey. These loose rules encourage many different flavors and nuances in wonderful Irish Whiskeys. Irish Whiskey, though less sweet than Bourbon, is quite smooth. It can also be complex, with deep flavors.

Whiskey or Whisky?

Perhaps it’s a small thing, but the letter ‘e’ is absent in both Scotch Whisky and Canadian Whisky. Both countries, Scotland and Canada, have been making whiskey for many decades, perhaps even centuries and the old spelling is long entrenched.

Bar Catering in Dallas: Try, Try, Try!

See for yourself what the Scottish and Irish folk have been perfecting “across the pond” for all these years. Does the historical aspect of Ireland intrigue you? Do you wonder if the fighting spirit of bygone Scotsmen was a result of their whiskey? Do the spicy tones in Rye Whiskey tempt you? What could be better than learning more about or developing your passion for whiskey? Our Expert Mixologist will

educate your group about whiskey’s finer points and help you find out which tastes appeal most to you with a personalized Whiskey Tasting at your event in Dallas with the G Texas Expert Mixologists.

For more information about Whiskey Tastings and how to taste Whiskey, check out our blog here.

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G Texas Catering is one of the leading catering and special events company operating in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, providing upscale catering, bar services and event design for high profile corporate events, galas, conventions, social gatherings, special occasions and for some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s top venues and meeting planners

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