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

Whiskey

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.

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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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Bar Catering in Dallas: Whiskey Tastings

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Event planners in Dallas are always looking for new ways to create a “WOW” factor for their clients. One way to do this is to incorporate entertainment into your guest’s culinary experience. Interactive bar stations have become one of the most popular trends for bar catering in Dallas. One of our favorite ways to incorporate excitement into bar service at an event is a Whiskey Tasting.  

The great thing about a Whiskey Tasting is that it entertains as well as educates. Generally, five or six whiskeys are chosen for the tasting. You can choose these based on personal preference or because they are alike (whiskeys from Texas) or because they are entirely different (bourbon, rye, scotch). During a Whiskey Tasting, an expert mixologist will share a variety of details about each whiskey and teach you a bit about the way whiskey is created and the differences between them. Unlike wine tastings, little emphasis is placed on the look and color. The majority of the tasting focuses on isolating the strong and subtle flavor differences.

Bar Catering in Dallas Whiskey Tastings

Bar Catering in Dallas: Flavors Found in Whiskey

Whiskeys are varied in taste due to the ingredients used to create it. For example, flavors can change based on the flavor of the water used in malting, or the different types of grain or grain combinations. The barrels are also a factor. These interesting combinations are what makes each whiskey special. According to experts, five different qualities may appear in whiskey:

·         Sweet Aromatics, such as chocolate or caramel

·         Spice, such as ginger or nutmeg

·         Fruit and floral, such as plum or lavender

·         Wood, such as oak or cigar box

·         Grain, such as corn or barley

Bar Catering in Dallas: How Do You Taste Whiskey?

During a Whiskey Tasting, an expert mixologist will teach you how to taste the whiskey in a way that will allow you to fully appreciate all its flavors. Part of this process is learning to detect the aromas within each whiskey. The whiskey in the glass divides into three parts: the bottom holds the heartier scent, the middle holds the stronger, acidic elements and the top of the glass contains the lighter scents. Each person’s sense of smell can detect millions of scents. The smell begins in the nose and travels into the nasal cavity and passageway. When tasting whiskey, vary the way you draw air into your nose, sometimes deeply and sometimes lightly to best sample all the subtleties of the liquor. Also, during the tasting, occasionally drink small amounts of mineral water to cleanse the palate.

Bar Catering in Dallas: Whiskey Tasting Step 1

In order to enhance the experience, do not place nose directly over the glass. Instead, hold the glass where the top of the glass is above your nose. Try not to move the glass, no swirling, but allow the scent to remain concentrated and wait for it to come to your nose. This is where you will contact the lighter, softer elements such as fruit or floral hints from the top of the glass.

Bar Catering in Dallas: Whiskey Tasting Step 2

Turn the glass onto its side, perpendicular to your face. Hold as steady as possible. Now you can smell the heavier scents such as woody, earthy elements at the bottom of the glass. Next move the glass upward slightly to smell the middle of the glass. These usually smell spicy, winey or malty.

Bar Catering in Dallas: Whiskey Tasting Step 3

Now that you have isolated the different parts of the whiskey, it is time to taste. Taste the whiskey in tiny sips and hold it in your mouth for 30 seconds to let the full flavor come out. Move it to the front and back of your tongue to reveal all the flavors. After swallowing the sip, exhale deeply to taste the ‘finish’ of the whiskey.

One additional step you may want to try is to add a drop or two of room temperature mineral water to open up the taste of the whiskey. Be careful – too much water may dilute the flavor.

Bar Catering in Dallas: Book a Whiskey Tasting

Not only is each whiskey unique, but preferences are also different. Matching a whiskey to someone is not as easy. Your preference may be entirely different from your best friend’s favorite. Our Expert Mixologists will take you on a personal journey to find your favorite whiskey when you book a Whiskey Tasting with G Texas Catering.

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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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Dallas Catering: Five Keys to Great Corporate Catering

Five Keys to Great Corporate Catering

 

Dallas is home to hundreds of catered social events every year. Weddings, fundraisers and holiday parties dominate the news and your social media feed! In addition to large social events and conventions, Dallas has become a destination for corporate giants to expand and for local start-up’s build their businesses. This constant influx of new and growing businesses has created a high demand for corporate catering in Dallas.  

Law firms, accounting firms and other businesses located in Downtown Dallas prefer to cater meals on-site during meetings instead of venturing to a restaurant. Meeting planners often arrange corporate catering for all-day events, such as executive meetings, employee appreciation, training or client functions. For these important days, a trusted caterer is responsible for setting up breakfast, transitioning to lunch and ensuring that the meals are ready on time at the height of freshness. In order to properly execute this type of corporate catering in Dallas, ensure that your staff is highly trained in these five key aspects:

Catering in Dallas Excellent Staff

Keys to Corporate Catering in Dallas: Excellent Staff

Corporations in Dallas pride themselves on being professional and strive to be the best in their field – they expect the same from their caterers. Impress your guests with staff that are well-trained to handle the specific type of event that they are catering and performs their duties quickly and efficiently. Set your staff up for success by providing them with detailed information, timelines and any special requests for every event – large or small. Corporations often require catering several times a week – if possible, often send the same staff to locations that we serve regularly to ensure they are familiar with the facility and client expectations.  

Keys to Corporate Catering in Dallas: Timing Is Everything

Since corporate catering allows businesses to have special meetings and events on-site, caterers in Dallas need to adapt to a new type of “venue.” Unlike a traditional event venue, many conference rooms or boardrooms are utilized for several events each day. The timing for set up and strike of catered meals is critical to ensure that the meeting room is prepared for its next event.

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Keys to Corporate Catering in Dallas: Communication

Unlike many social events that are planned months (sometimes years) in advance, corporate meetings or conferences are planned on the fly or have last minute changes/additions. Communication between sales and catering staff critical to executing a successful event.

Keys to Corporate Catering in Dallas: Expect the Unexpected

Being on time is imperative, and is not as easy as one may think in Dallas. Office towers are high-traffic sites. Many delivery trucks, vendors and employees come and go randomly. Caterers must allow extra time for challenging parking issues and crowded service elevators. Many unexpected issues may arise but, with proper planning and preparation, they are easily resolved.

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Keys to Corporate Catering in Dallas: Be Prepared

Often times, caterers are not allowed to stay and continually replenish a buffet during a meeting or conference. It is important to provide a sufficient amount of portions of each item served (always prepare for a few extra guests) and to bring the correct service equipment to maintain proper food temperatures over an extended amount of time.

G Texas Catering: Corporate Catering in Dallas

Our corporate partners keep us busy every week with orders for all-day service, lunch service and even snacks between meetings! Some of the most popular items on the G Texas Catering corporate catering menu are assorted breakfast tacos, pastries and fruit, yogurt parfaits, trail mix, granola bars, box lunches, salad boxes, our Monterey menu, salad bars and dessert trays.

Preparing and executing a corporate event or meeting is very different than planning a social event – it is very fast-paced and can be a challenge logistically. With a little extra communication, top-notch staff and proper preparation – you can create a successful corporate event in Dallas.

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Dallas Events: Cattle Baron’s Ball 2018

Dallas Event Cattle Baron's Ball 2018

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The Dallas-Fort Worth area is home to some of the largest events in the United States. Every year, hundreds of conventions, corporate meetings, festivals, parties and fundraisers take place in Dallas. One of the largest events in Dallas is the Cattle Baron’s Ball – the largest fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. GTexas Catering is proud to sponsor this prominent event in Dallas by providing catering.

The Cattle Baron’s Ball 2018, Sapphires and Spurs, is our 6th year to cater this amazing event. The event on October 20th at Gilley’s Dallas is expected to draw 3,500 guests and raise millions of dollars for cancer research. If you will be Wear your jeans, boots and cowboy hat and be prepared to party the night away – and dine Texas style.

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Dallas Catering: Hors-d’oeuvres

Guests at this event in Dallas will begin enjoying the Texas-sized menu at the threshold, with delicious appetizers. G Texas Catering is bringing some of our most popular menu items like Jalapeno Mac n Cheese Muffin with Smoked Cheddar, Roasted Corn and Red Pepper Relish served in a Tortilla Cup and the Chicken and Smoked Bacon Knot with Fresh Jalapenos. If you’re ready to feel the heat – like a true Texan, try the Crispy Corn Crusted Jalapeno Poppers.

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Dallas Catering: Food Stations

The style of service at the Cattle Baron’s Ball is more unique compared to previous years. This year, G Texas Catering has created a variety of Texas-themed food stations to feed guests at this event in Dallas. Stationed menus are innovative in presentation and flavor. Small plated stations offer guests a variety of unique choices to satisfy their palate. Chef attended stations allow for a more interactive experience and adds that a la minute, extra freshness to plates. Here is a sneak peek of the delicious eats at the Cattle Baron’s Ball:

The Farm to Table Nosh features Hill Country Smoked Sausages and Cured Meats, Garden Vegetable Crudite with Ranch Dip, Smoked Cheddar and Pretzel Chips.

Dine as if you were on an old-time authentic cattle drive at the Texas Chili Wagon where you will find delicious Shiner Bock Chili Pie with Fritos and all the fixings.

Where there is smoke, there is Delicious BBQ at the Hill Country Barbeque Pit.  At this station, guests will enjoy Mason County Pit Smoked Brisket as well as Pit Rubbed, Smoked Beef Brisket lightly trimmed with marbled edges and served with a Vinegar Mop Sauce, Charbroiled Chili Rubbed Chicken Breast with Honey Beer Mustard Sauce and Hill Country Smoked Pork Sausage. Don’t forget you’re veggies – round out your meal with Kicked Up Barbeque Beans with Molasses and Red Onion, Red Skinned Potato Salad and Soft Yeast Rolls.

The East Texas Smokehouse will bring guests another slice of Texas with Chef Carved Smoked Turkey, Mesquite Smoked Pit Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze, Seasoned Pinto Beans with Jalapenos and Bacon, Homestyle Mac & Cheese, Sweet Cabbage Slaw and Skillet Corn Bread.

At the Skillet Potato Pancake Bar, our chefs have provided Traditional Potato and Sweet Potato Pancakes, pan sautéed and offered with your choice of seasonings, served with Black Bean Refritos, Shredded Cheese, Chopped Beef Brisket, Red Cabbage Cider Slaw, Esquites (spicy, street style corn salad) and Cotija Cheese.

Who could resist the “Little Bit of Chicken Fried” food station? In a nod to the Zac Brown Band, we will offer Crispy Fried Buttermilk Breaded Chicken served atop a Toasted Belgium Waffle with your choice of Cilantro Honey or Warm Maple Syrup, served with Creamed Sweet Corn.

The Texas Shrimp and Grits station will offer Sauteed Gulf Shrimp with Tequila and Lime, served with Green Chili Grits and Mini Corn Muffins.

The Tailgater’s Station features Flame Grilled Cheeseburger Sliders with Grilled Onions or Tender Pulled Pork Sliders with Grilled Peppers. Create the perfect slider with toppings like Sweet Relish, Mustard, Mayo, Ketchup, Deli Style Pickles, Crispy Onion Rings and Cider Cole Slaw.

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Dallas Catering: Sweet Treats

No meal is complete without dessert! G Texas Catering is creating a variety of desserts for guests at the Cattle Baron’s Ball. Choose from (or choose several) Apple Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream, Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies, Homemade Banana Pudding with Nilla Wafers, and Amaretto Bread Pudding with Chocolate Sauce.

Dallas Bar Catering

G Texas Catering will be serving up delicious drinks at several bars placed throughout the venue. Be sure to visit the Shiner Bock Room, sponsored by Andrew’s Distributing, and select from a variety of Shiner beers from our trained bartenders.

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Dallas Events: Cattle Baron’s Ball 2018 | Event Entertainment

Event Entertainment

In addition to all the delicious food and drinks, guests at the Cattle Barons Ball can ride the Ferris Wheel to glimpse of an incredible view of Downtown Dallas and enjoy the Casino upstairs. Use your chips to play Poker or Blackjack or try your luck with Roulette. Try to beat the dealer on the Craps table – it’s all fun and games at this casino. All the money raised at the auction sites are scattered throughout the building go to the American Cancer Society’s efforts to fight cancer. There are three ways to win an auction item: The silent auction, the raffle, and the live auction.

In the Silent Auction room, bid on the various items on display. The highest bidder at the end wins. A DJ presides over the music to keep things hopping with everyone’s favorite songs.

Win amazing prizes with the Raffle:

  • Choose between a 2018 Range Rover Velar, Volvo XC40, Mercedes-Benz GLC300, and a Porsche Macan.
  • PlainsCapital $10,000 debit card
  • Bachendorf’s 1.5 total carat diamond earrings
  • $10,000 Highland Park Village shopping spree
  • New Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Rolex watch
  • $5,000 Eatzi’s Market & Bakery Shopping spree

Don’t miss the Live Auction where The Charlie Daniels Band will be playing a rousing concert. Cheers will abound for the songs Simple Man, Orange Blossom Special, The South’s Gonna Do It Again, and Bull Ridin’ Son of a Gun. And most fans will hope to hear the classic that stayed at number one for 18 weeks, The Devil Went Down to Georgia. A few of the live auction items are:

  • An amazing trip for two to the Indy 500 race including airfare, tickets, hotel, dinners, race day police escort to and from the race and special access to the “pits.” Also, one TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition watch.
  • A perfect golf weekend for two at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Florida, with airline miles to get there, a private tour of Golf Channel Headquarters with a behind the scenes visit to Morning Drive and Golf Central sets, along with the Golf Channel’s celebrity talent.
  • To end the evening, the Zac Brown Band will play in the Big Tent. Known for hits like Toes, Keep Me in Mind, Colder Weather and the fan favorite Chicken Fried – they will bring down the house! For the best seat in the house, win the Live Auction Bid #11 for backstage access to the band during this performance at the 2018 Cattle Baron’s Ball.
  • An upscale hunting trip for four to the Squaw Mountain Ranch in Jack County, Texas, interaction with famous athletes like Dallas Stars’ Marty Turco, use of Tactical Pistol and Rifle courses and instruction, Long Range shooting, private chef and open bar.
  • A stunning three-night stay for 12 guests at one of these three oceanfront castles, Costa Careyes, Sol de Oriente or Sol de Occidente in Jalisco, Mexico with daily maid service and a personal chef. Upon arrival back to DFW, dinner for 24 in the Private Dining Room at Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House.
  • A pampered three-night stay for two at Claridge’s London for the ultimate African Safari ensemble including a Bespoke Safari Suit, and 18ct yellow African gold Elephant Hair Bangle, Cufflinks and Dress Studs. Also, visit to Annabel’s private member’s club and dinner with Pierre Lagrange.
  • Private party for 200 people at one of the eight spaces in Gilley’s Dallas. Both George Dunham and The Bird Dogs will perform. Also included, a BBQ buffet by G Texas Catering and valet parking by Jack Boles Parking.

To end the evening, the Zac Brown Band will play in the Big Tent. Known for hits like Toes, Keep Me in Mind, Colder Weather and the fan favorite Chicken Fried – they will bring down the house! For the best seat in the house, win the Live Auction Bid #11 for backstage access to the band during this performance at the 2018 Cattle Baron’s Ball.

Dallas Events: Cattle Baron’s Ball 2018 | The After Party

The After Party

Once the bands have played, the bids are all placed and the clock strikes midnight, you may feel you’re winding down- but don’t go home yet! The After Party is just beginning in the South Side Ballroom and will last until 2 am. Enjoy Jordan Khan Orchestra as they rock the house with their eclectic style.

G Texas Catering will keep the food coming all night! The Late-Night Breakfast menu includes Crispy Chicken Flautas with Creamy Avocado Dipping Sauce and Spanish Rice and Spicy Sausage and Egg Tacos with House-made Salsa. For guests who prefer a sweet start to their morning – The Party Resource’s Donut Wall artfully holds a wide selection of tasty donuts for guests to enjoy. As the night comes to an end, each guest will receive a warm Chocolate Chip Cookie as they leave the event to go home.

Gilley’s Dallas is located at 1135 S. Lamar Street, Dallas Texas. Tickets to the Cattle Baron’s Ball are available at www.cattlebaronsball.com.

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Events in Dallas: The American Cancer Society

G Texas Catering has produced high-profile events in the Dallas area and throughout the region for more than 16 years. As our company grew, so did our commitment to giving back to our community. We have provided Catering and Bar services for more than 20 Cattle Baron’s Galas in cities throughout Texas including Dallas, Fort Worth, Waco, Tyler, Amarillo, Lubbock, Longview, Palestine – the list goes on. Other ACS events include Golf Tournaments, Junior Cattle Baron’s, Underwriters Parties and Trailblazer’s events. It has been our pleasure to help the American Cancer Society at their fundraising events in Dallas so they can fight to save lives by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures and fighting back.

 

American Cancer Society

Who is the American Cancer Society?

Founded over 100 years ago, the American Cancer Society is known for its nationwide, free programs and services for people with cancer and their families. Their mission is to help those with cancer understand their disease, manage all the ups and downs of treatment and recovery, and be emotionally supportive during the entire journey. The ACS has several programs in place to fulfill this mission:

  • The National Cancer Information Center provides 24/7/365 hotline and live chat to provide accurate, timely information about services and resources in the patients’ communities.
  • Patient Lodging Programs provides hotel stays when patients are away from home for treatment.
  • Road to Recovery provides rides to cancer patients who need assistance getting to and from treatment.
  • Reach to Recovery is designed for breast cancer patients to be matched with a mentor who has “been there” to talk about ways to cope with breast cancer.
  • TLC catalog and website provides breast cancer support with products such as wigs, hairpieces breast forms, and mastectomy swimwear.
  • Look Good Feel Better allows volunteer cosmetologists to teach women (also men and teenagers) to deal with appearance-related side effects of cancer, including skin and hair issues.
  • Patient Navigator Program connects a patient with a patient navigator to talk one-on-one about a patient’s situation.American Cancer society money.The American Cancer Society

How does the American Cancer Society raise money?

The ACS has many fundraisers all over the country all year long. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks are three to five miles of friendly walking with entertainment afterward. Another popular fundraiser is Relay for Life. Relay for Life events have a few things in common: team participation, emphasis on survivors & caregivers as well as decorated paper bag luminarias, glowing with candles, each representing a life. The Coaches vs Cancer fundraiser and educational programs is driven by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Volunteers for the ACS also plan many galas, balls and parties to fundraise for this worthy cause. The largest single-day fundraiser is the Cattle Baron’s Ball.

 

The Cattle Baron’s Ball Event in Dallas. The American Cancer Society

The Cattle Baron’s Ball Event in Dallas

This year marks the 45th annual Cattle Barron’s Ball. The Cattle Barron’s Ball was introduced in 1974 and over the years has raised over $77 million dollars for research which funded, among other things, the development of several drugs to treat breast cancer, a prostate cancer PSA screening test, the ‘inherited gene’ discovery for breast and colon cancer and the Clinical Trials Matching Service which allows patients to choose from over 65,000 options for treatment.

“The American Cancer Society does so much good for those with and affected by cancer,” John Gilbert, President and Owner of G Texas Catering said, “Their volunteers inspire us as they work tirelessly to raise funds for this worthy cause to give back every chance that we can.”

We are so excited for the 45th annual Cattle Barons Ball. Keep your eyes peeled for a sneak peek of the menu we created for this special event!

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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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G Texas Catering: Bar Catering

G Texas Catering: Bar Catering

G Texas Catering is well known in the Dallas area for our upscale catering menus – did you know we cater more than food? We also provide bar catering. Our bars, manned by TABC certified bartenders, can be set up almost anywhere, indoors or out! G Texas Catering provides bar catering for all types of festivals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Our bar catering services can accommodate festival crowds from 5,000 to as large as 25,000 people!   

Epicfest The Flight of the Monarch

 

Epicfest: The Flight of the Monarch

The City of Grand Prairie’s first Monarch festival, on September 21 and 22, celebrates nature, community culture and arts. The family-friendly event features three butterfly releases at noon, 2:00 and 4:00 on both Friday and Saturday when the butterflies will take their first flight. Children’s festivities include arts and crafts, many featuring the life cycle and migration of the Monarch butterfly. The featured bands, AB Quintanilla y Los Kumbia Kings Allstarz and Sister Hazel will take the main stage. Other live musical entertainment featured throughout the festival include the Tejas Brothers, Monica Saldivar, Cleghorn, Bird Dogs and Petty Theft. Epicfest is located at 2960 Epic Place (formerly known as Grand Central), the Grand Lawn Amphitheater and surrounding facilities. For more information, contact: Parks, Arts & Recreation DepartmentErin Hart 972-237-8110 or view Grand Prairie Community Calendar.

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Western Days in Lewisville

Western Days is a fun event for the whole family. There will be a mechanical bull, pony rides, the Hot Diggity Dog Hoe Down Dog Show and the Wild & Free art exhibit. Headlining on the main stage are the Randy Rogers Band (Friday) and Gary Allen (Saturday). Other performers include Holly Tucker, Southern Brave, Kody West, Tyler Marco, Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights, along with many more talented artists. Festival-goers can also see Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers impersonators! The new Witherspoon Distillery outdoor stage will be broken in by the Hightower Band, Def Leggend, Justin Tipton and Greg Schroeder. Gates will open at 5 p.m. Friday, September 28, and 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 29. Admission is free with a ticket before 7 p.m. both days. After 7 p.m., admission is $10 cash for except children under 12, who are always free. More details can be found on LewisvilleWesternDays.com.

Bar Catering at Festivals

A festival is a perfect place for bar catering. Several bars placed strategically throughout the grounds help to avoid the formation of long lines – no one wants to miss out on the fun. If you’re looking for a great time out with family or friends, stop by and check out what is happening at Epicfest and Western Days.  

G Texas Catering is the exclusive bar caterer at Epicfest: The Flight of the Monarch. We will have a total of six bars throughout the facility. Each bar will provide Community Mosaic and Dallas Blonde and Deep Ellum IPA from the Deep Ellum Brewing Co. as the featured beers. We are excited to partner with the festivals wine sponsor, Josh Cellars. Our bar catering team will be serving Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Rose and Sauvignon Blanc. 

G Texas Catering is the exclusive bar caterer at Western Days. We will have a total of five bars with a sixth bar transformed into a Craft Brew House. G Texas Catering is partnering with Bud Light and local Lewisville hotspot, Old Town Brewhouse, to serve their house-made beers. The Craft Brew House will serve a selection of craft brews such as Wild Acre Billy Jenkin Boch, Real Ale Double Dry Hop IPA, Karbach Love Street, Franconia Oktoberfest, Kona Longboard, Community Texas Lager, Dallas Blonde and Deep Ellum IPA.

Bring your family and friends out to Epicfest and Western Days, let G Texas Catering serve you a beer and enjoy the beautiful weather and live music!

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G Texas Catering Partners with WakWay to Battle Food Insecurity in Dallas

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G Texas Catering is a leading event catering and special events company in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, providing custom event catering, bar catering  and event design. Providing upscale event catering isn’t the only thing that makes G Texas Catering special – its dedication to charitable giving has also become a part of its reputation in the event industry. 

Since its beginning, philanthropy has been a huge part of the company culture at G Texas Catering. Owner and President John Gilbert is always searching for new ways to give back to the Dallas/Fort Worth community. In the past, G Texas Catering has charitably collaborated with:

The American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to free the world from cancer. They fund and conduct cutting-edge research on a variety of types of cancers. They also support cancer patients and their families and focus on creating awareness about cancer prevention.

Yellow Rose Gala Foundation- National MS Society

The Yellow Rose Gala Foundation’s mission is to rid the world of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). They have partnered with the National MS Society where 100% of the proceeds raised at the gala go directly to progressive MS research.

United Way

The United Way’s goal is to advance the common good by creating opportunities for all. Their focus is on education, income and health. They offer programs to help children succeed in school, assist young adults with financial plans, creating a health and human services hotline, end human trafficking and ensure that the elderly receive the right support from their caretakers.

Family For Literacy 

KPMG’s Family for Literacy program’s mission is to eradicate childhood illiteracy by putting new books into the hands of children in need and developing the next generation of young leaders through reading.

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association has been striving to save and improve lives by fighting heart disease and stroke. They have invested more than $4.1 billion in research to fight cardiovascular disease.

The Arts Community Alliance

TACA’s work focuses on the transformative power of the arts. They nurture and provide leadership to the arts community by providing flexible funding and much-needed resources to allow arts organizations to spend more time running effective programs that transform lives through the arts.

Texas Rangers Youth Baseball

The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children in need by providing funding for youth crisis, youth health initiatives, youth baseball programs and youth education.

La Fiesta- Park Cities Charities

La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas was founded to provide educational, charitable and civic needs by receiving, investing and distributing funds to carry out the preservation and development of cultural and historic attributes of the Town of Highland Park and the City of University Park.

Elizabeth Toon Foundation

The Elizabeth Toon Foundation was created to support organizations that provide education, assistance, comfort and therapy to those who have been impacted by abuse, grief, poverty, disabilities and terminal illnesses.

Crystal Charity Ball

The Crystal Charity Ball’s focus is to aid, support and make contributions to children’s charities in Dallas County.

Volunteers of America Golf Classic

Volunteers of America takes steps forward to assist the most vulnerable. They focus on human service programs to help veterans, at-risk youth, the elderly, men and women returning from prison, the homeless, people with disabilities and those recovering from addictions.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is an international movement whose focus is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs without discrimination.

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G Texas Catering’s Newest Philanthropic Adventure

G Texas Catering is joining forces with the WakWay Foundation to combat food insecurity among children in the Dallas area. Food insecurity is more than just being hungry. It is the lack of consistent access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Many people in Dallas and its surrounding communities do not know where their next meal is coming from. It is estimated that 1 in every 4 children in Texas (almost 1.9 million) are food insecure. In North Texas alone, 300,000 children can’t count on having enough food at mealtimes.

G Texas Catering has recognized this heartbreaking reality for many of our neighbors in Dallas and has begun fighting the battle against food insecurity by repurposing extra food from the hundreds of events we cater every year. We will box up surplus food for WakWay to take to inner cities and shelters in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Through this partnership, G Texas Catering will be able to donate over 1,000 pounds of food each year!

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What is WakWay?

The WakWay Foundation was created by Don “Wak” Wakamatsu, a former professional major league player, scout, manager and current coach at the Texas Rangers. As a professional athlete, Wak had a strong desire to find a way to help people, especially children, stay healthy. He provides easy to make, healthy meals and snacks to children in the Dallas area.  

The WakWay Foundation also founded The Produce Stand project. This idea came to fruition when Wak noticed a crop of cherries at his family farm wasn’t being picked because it was cost prohibitive. He realized that this abandoned crop and many more like it could be used to feed people who are struggling with food insecurity. He immediately began devising a transportation system to get abandoned crops to shelters and other volunteer organizations in the Dallas area.

However, he found that getting the food from donor to the children and families in need is the biggest detriment to feeding the hungry. According to the WakWay Foundation, the problem with getting food to those who need it most is not the lack of food – it’s the complication of logistics that keep this food away from those who need it. It is estimated that over 72 billion pounds of perfectly good food, worth $218 billion, goes to waste each year. This food waste fills up to 21% of our landfills. Also, 20 billion pounds of fruits and vegetables are discarded on farms or abandoned in fields and plowed under. WakWay Foundation’s streamlined transportation system allows food to go from the donation site to a table within hours, providing large quantities of healthy food to numerous people.

“As one of the largest event caterers in the Dallas area, I feel it is our responsibility to make our operation as sustainable and waste-free as possible,” said John Gilbert, President and Owner of G Texas Catering. “G Texas is proud to partner with this great organization allowing us to do what we love most, feed more people.”

 

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Recipe Building for Custom Catering

Butternut Squash Recipe Building for Custom Catering

Recipe Building for Custom Catering

The G Texas Catering culinary team specializes in creating custom menus and fulfilling special requests for clients. What happens when the client requests a dish or variation of a dish that isn’t in our extensive recipe book? Executive Chef Micheal Gooch writes one.

Unlike most restaurants, catered events feature a wide variety of menus and cooking styles. Many events call for regional flavors such as Southwestern, Tex-Mex, Creole or Barbecue while others include global cuisine from Asian flavors to Mediterranean and traditional Italian offerings.

It takes years and years of practice with culinary techniques, flavor profiles and learning the science behind the art to have the ability to create a proper recipe from scratch.

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To build a menu for a client requesting a specific theme, Chef Gooch researches culinary techniques, ingredients and traditions practiced in that culture. Combining research and his extensive culinary training, he not only replicates the dish but makes it his own. However, research and technique aren’t the only things that the Chef needs to consider when creating a recipe. In a restaurant environment, a meal is prepared and served immediately. At a catered event, we are often required to serve the meal several hours after preparation. Therefore, when a custom recipe is developed the chef must also consider:

* The event location

* The number of guests at the event

* Facilities available at the venue

* Demographics of the guests attending the event

* The style of service (seated dinner, buffet, chef-attended stations, tray passed, etc.)

All of these factors and many more will determine the types of food used, how it will be presented, how much food will be sent and how it will be transported to the event site. The Chef may be happy with the flavor profile and presentation of a meal at our corporate kitchen, but he must consider that the product temperature has to be maintained throughout delivery to the event venue and service to our guests.

If the venue has kitchen or preparation facilities the Culinary team will often deliver the components or “mise en place” to the venue and complete the preparation on site to ensure the meal is fresh and flavorful. Seasonings, garnishes and sauces are all carefully planned in the final plate presentation of the entree, Hors d’ Oeuvres or Dessert to be served.

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Creating New Upscale, Modern Menus

The G Texas Catering culinary team doesn’t only create new menus at the request of our clients; creation is always at the forefront of Chef Gooch’s mind. The most sought-after event designers require menus and bar services that reflect their creativity and style. It’s important to anticipate and be able to create what people want. This ensures that G Texas Catering always has the most modern, upscale menu choices in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The event industry is constantly changing to adapt to the latest trends and popular event themes. Due to these ever-changing trends, our culinary team is constantly designing new recipes to guarantee the execution of a delectable, personalized menu that your guests will remember.

   

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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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Staff Spotlight: Chef Stu

 

Staff Spotlight: Chef Stu

Stu Selleck fell in love with cooking watching his father in the kitchen as a child. Since then, He knew he wanted to attend culinary school and become a chef.

“Chef Stu has been an incredible asset to our team, creating great menus and managing kitchen operations as a Venue Chef, Event Chef and Sous Chef for more than 4 years,” said John Gilbert, President of G Texas Catering, “He cares so much about our organization and takes complete ownership in every event and restaurant operation that he is a part of.”

He joined the G Texas Catering team in October of 2014 working as a chef in our corporate kitchen. After showing immense culinary and management skills, he was asked to head G Texas’s café operation at The Potter’s House.

Chef Stu Stu Selleck fell in love with cooking watching his father in the kitchen as a child. Since then, He knew he wanted to attend culinary school and become a chef.

Stu continually shows his dedication to G Texas Catering and his work as a chef; which is why John knew he was the right person to assist with the development and opening of G Texas’s new restaurant concept in the Dallas Arts District, The Artisan Craft Kitchen and Terrace Bar.

Stu said the best part about being a member of the G Texas Catering family is just that; it is a family. Even though being a Sous Chef is a physically and mentally taxing career, its worth it to him to see the finished product leave the kitchen for the customer to enjoy!

Stu is loving life at the Artisan, especially when he can cook (and taste) Italian food – his favorite! He credits much of G Texas Catering success to its great leadership. We are proud to have Stu as a leader within our organization and an integral part of our successes.

 

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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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Featured Event Venue: The Sixth Floor Museum

celebrating the life of President John F. Kennedy

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G Texas Catering is the 3rd largest 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.  

“ A beautiful event space ”

The Sixth Floor Museum is one of Dallas’s most recognizable historic landmarks, creating an exceptional experience for guests with skillful event planning and catering services.

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The Sixth Floor Museum is the site of one of history’s most prominent events, examining and celebrating the life of President John F. Kennedy. The museum offers guests the opportunity to experience firsthand the legacy of one our most beloved Presidents. The local history of the event venue and the memorabilia that accompanies it provides an event setting with profound historical significance and influence. Your clients and guests will come away with a unique and unparalleled experience. The prestigious nature of this venue makes it an ideal location to host corporate events, client receptions, awards banquets and meetings. This event venue offers a versatility that will allow your guests to explore one of the nation’s most renowned historic landmarks while enjoying upscale plated dinners and handcrafted cocktails. It serves as the perfect event setting, with a prime location in Dallas to integrate bar services and corporate catering into your event design.

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   celebrating the life of President John F. Kennedy

The Sixth Floor Museum event venue features superb catering and event services in Dallas, Texas

This facility offers event coordination, security and access to the Sixth-Floor exhibit in all event rental packages to provide a full-service experience. Your guests will also enjoy private access to the museum during evening events. This exclusive opportunity includes both the main exhibit and traveling exhibitions for viewing. The inclusion of the exhibit in your event rental is one of the venue’s featured highlights, transporting guests back in time to remember the life of President John F. Kennedy. As a site of commemoration, this space will leave a lasting impression, with the Sixth Floor Museum staff to guide you throughout. This added feature is guaranteed to elevate your event and maintain an enjoyable experience for both you and your guests.

 

The Sixth Floor Museum is the site of one of history’s most prominent events, examining and celebrating the life of President John F. Kennedy.

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Creating Historical Experiences with Flawless Event Design and Upscale Catering Services

The Sixth Floor Museum has several different event spaces available for booking with a wide range of capacities and accommodations. The venue provides event security, in-house audiovisual equipment and adjacent parking to maintain the highest quality of service. Flexible lighting to spotlight tables, ceiling mounted projectors, and a house sound system will also equip you with the technical aspects needed to complete the vision for your event. You can choose to take advantage of one of the facility’s most spacious rooms, the Central Gallery, or the South Gallery, which provides a stunning view of the downtown Dallas skyline. After your guests have toured the museum, they can enjoy elegant food displays and plated dinners prepared at the venue’s flexible catering prep area. These combined elements will be handled by an experienced event manager to ensure that your guests are receiving the highest level of personal attention and service.

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With over 4,500 square feet of event space, the Seventh Floor Museum allows our event planners to customize the space to your needs. With exposed brick walls, 14-foot ceilings and expansive windows, your corporate or private event will feature elements that can be tailored to your vision. Your guests will also enjoy the beautiful features of this space, as well as the unique history.

Inside the building’s original freight elevator shaft is a beautiful built-in bar to accommodate your bar service needs. Our bar staff is equipped to readily serve guests with handcrafted cocktails and other beverages of their choosing. With a central location in downtown Dallas near the historic West End district, this venue is easily accessible. The South Gallery event space provides an exclusive view of the iconic Reunion Tower and the historic Dealey Plaza. Both the South Gallery and Central Gallery are adjacent to one another, with a sliding wall in place to maintain the privacy and comfort of your guests.

The Sixth Floor Museum presents an exceptional opportunity to learn more about one of the most iconic events in American History. This event space will not only provide the perfect setting but can deliver customized catering and event services to accommodate your next corporate function.

If you are interested in booking this venue for your next corporate or private function, contact us or one of our Sales Professionals at (214) 421-0774

 

 

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