The Secret to Delicious Dallas BBQ Catering: Techniques and Tips

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G Texas Custom Catering’s Techniques and Tips for Delicious BBQ Catering

Here in Texas, we know BBQ, and when you’re planning a truly Texan event, there’s no better way to delight guests’ appetite than with some delicious Texas BBQ. Let’s saddle up and dive into what makes a delicious BBQ when it comes to catering options and what to look for. Read our tips for delicious BBQ catering!

Quality Meat is a Must

The foundation of any great BBQ is the quality of the meat. You can’t use just any cut of meat, cook it and call it BBQ. You’re going to end up with a lot of char and non-edible pieces. Your caterer will need to look for pieces that are well-marbled and have a decent amount of fat – that’s where all the flavor is! This will ensure that your meat has the most flavor and stays moist while cooking. When you’re adding this to your catering menu, be sure to order a little extra as well, you always end up with people who will want two or three servings.

Use the Right Seasonings

Perfectly seasoned BBQ

Seasonings are key to adding depth to your BBQ. Traditional Texas BBQ calls for a dry rub that you apply to the meat before cooking it. Typically you’d combine a base of paprika, garlic, onion, salt pepper, and any other seasoning you’d like, then rub it generously all over the meat. This is when the real magic happens, it will sit for several hours or even overnight to allow those flavors to penetrate deep into the meat. More modern BBQ may call for injecting a marinade into the meat before letting it sit. Either way, the end result should be a delicious piece of meat after it’s done. When you’re choosing a caterer for your BBQ, keep an eye out for the flavoring of the seasoning during your tasting – what you taste is what your guests will taste and you want it to be authentic and mouth-watering.

The Art of Smoking

Smoked BBQ catered

Let’s get started with how caterers master the art of smoking.

  • Start early in the day and let it go all-day
  • Go low and slow with the heat
  • Regulate the water pan to keep moisture
  • Make sure there isn’t too much smoke
  • Try not to peek or open the lid too often

By keeping things simple, letting it sit, and not checking on it too often the meat will be a flavorful Texas BBQ ready for your guests to devour!

Don’t Forget the Fixings

Mac N Cheese

A BBQ meal is not complete without a variety of fixings (or sides). A true Texas BBQ will typically have baked beans, coleslaw, and a potato dish. However, any southern-inspired dish makes a perfect pairing with BBQ. Our team at G-Texas has a variety of menu options prepared for our BBQ bar to have guests personalize their BBQ plates that fit their taste buds best.

We are passionate about creating delicious BBQ that is sure to impress your guests. Whether you’re planning a corporate event, an intimate wedding, or a BBQ for friends, our team can help you create a menu that’s tailored just to your needs. Simply bring us the date and we’ll bring the BBQ to make sure your event goes off without a hitch. Contact us today to learn more!

How To Plan a Breakfast Catering Event in Dallas

Chicken and waffles at a breakfast catered event

There may be a variety of reasons you’d want to plan a breakfast catering event. Maybe it’s for a company meeting or gathering, a brunch for a bride, a corporate event, or even a get-together for those who just love breakfast! When planning an event of this caliber you’ll want to pick the right dishes, ensure you have the right drinks, and pick the venue that leaves lasting memories. Read our tips for hosting the best breakfast catered events in Dallas!

Sunny & Hearty Dishes to Start

chicken and waffles

Everyone loves a good breakfast dish and when it comes to catering a breakfast event, our team always makes sure that we have a menu that offers the breakfast staples. The Homestyle Breakfast Buffet includes all the favorites with scrambled eggs, bacon, skillet potatoes, assorted pastries, and sliced fresh fruit. For a more simple option, we offer the Continental Pastry and Parfait Breakfast with assorted chef’s choice pastries, yogurt parfaits with granola and fresh berries, and a seasonal fruit tray. Want to spice things up? Add in egg frittatas, avocado toast, or a breakfast taco buffet. Adding a mix of old-fashioned items and some new and fun meals is sure to excite your guests and have them coming back for more!

Perfect Breakfast Drinks

coffee at a catered event breakfast bar

From mimosas to sangria and everything in between, you’ll want to keep these drinks flowing at any breakfast event. However, there may be times when it’s less about a leisure party and more about a work meeting or conference, so keeping dependable staples such as coffee, juices (orange, apple, or cranberry), and tea on hand is always a great choice. Speak with your caterer about how you can customize your breakfast drinks to best fit the needs of your event.

Bright & Airy Venues Are Best

Bright and airy venues for breakfast events

The final thing you’ll want to think about for your breakfast event is the venue. Depending on the type of event you are hosting, you might be searching for an outdoor venue with great views of the city, a fully indoor venue with a more corporate ambiance, or a mix of both indoor and outdoor spaces! One of our favorites is the C. Vincent Prothro Lobby in the AT&T Performing Arts Center Winspear Opera House. It offers gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows that give off ample morning light, and with over 10,000 square feet, it can fit over 800 guests reception-style! Whatever your choose, you’ll want to make sure the venue is as bright and airy as possible so it pairs well with your tasty menu and your vibrant breakfast drinks.

Throwing an event with a breakfast menu can be a fun way to shake things up and create an event that your guests will remember. Keeping the menu mixed with old and new favorites, and pairing those dishes with delicious drinks, all in the perfect light and airy venue will make your event one for the books. When you’re ready to plan your next breakfast-inspired event, give G Texas Catering a call and we’ll plan it right along with you, sunny side up!

When is the Best Time to Plan a Holiday Event in Dallas? The Answer is NOW!

Holiday event coordination from G Texas Catering

Don’t wait to plan a holiday event! Here’s why you should start now!

The holiday season is rapidly approaching this summer and with that comes festive celebrations for small & large businesses, families, or your local neighborhood. As a catering company, we value the importance of crafting a memorable holiday event. To ensure that your guests will rave about your event, we strongly encourage you to begin planning now and avoid the temptation to leave it until the last moment. Having enough time is crucial as it allows us to adequately prepare before the busy holiday season, manage your budget effectively, and tailor menus to suit your event perfectly.

Creating a holiday event vision
The first step is to figure out what you envision your holiday party looking like. Classic? Modern? Kitschy? We can coordinate any style!

Creating a Vision

The time to start planning your holiday event is now, but where do you begin? The best place to start is creating an overall vision for your perfect holiday party and brainstorming ideas for the date, venue, guest count, catering, bar, guest entertainment, etc. Once you get a rough idea of what you want and need for the event, it’s time to bring in the professionals! We recommend giving yourself at least a few months to plan, budget, and create the perfect vision for your holiday event. This gives our team the best chance of taking this vision and making it a reality!

ATT Performing Arts Center venue set for a corporate holiday party
Venues book quickly, so get ahead of the game and find your event planner now!

Lock In Rates & Secure Dates

The saying “the early bird gets the worm” holds true, especially when it comes to planning a holiday event. By starting your preparation in advance, you gain a significant advantage over those who wait until later in the year. You can secure a highly desired venue for your preferred date, ensure the availability of your catering company, have all the décor pieces you need, and find the best entertainment for your guest’s. Starting early also ensures that you avoid the stress and the extra fees that go along with last-minute arrangements.

Tailored menus keep your party festive and special
Tailored menus make your party festive and special!

Tailored Menus & Personalization

Not only will you have an easier time securing a date and venue, but you’ll also have time to properly customize your catering menu for any of your culinary needs and personalize your event services. Whether it’s accommodating specific dietary needs or curating dishes that align perfectly with your holiday theme, early planning ensures all guests’ needs are met. Additionally, early planning and bookings allow caterers to guarantee there will be an abundance of delicious food for everyone.

With the excitement and bustle of the holiday season edging closer during the summer in Texas, the best time to plan your holiday event is undoubtedly now. Don’t let the festivities catch you off-guard; take a proactive approach and give yourself the luxury of choice and time. By beginning the planning process early, you can create a proper vision for your event, secure your desired event venue, full-service catering, and add that special touch of personalization to make your event truly unforgettable. Start now, and allow us here at G Texas Catering, to be your trusted catering company in Dallas and bring your holiday dreams to life!

The Top Wedding Catering Trends of 2023: G Texas Catering’s Expert Guide

Exploring Cuisines for Catered Events

When it comes to planning your special day, one of the most significant aspects that guests eagerly await is the tasty cuisine of the night. Wedding catering has evolved over the years, with couples now seeking unique and memorable dining experiences for their special day. As we dive into some great wedding catering trends for 2023, let’s explore a few of the endless options. From innovative menu options to immersive dining experiences, these trends will elevate weddings to new culinary heights.

Exploring Cuisines for Catered Events
Incorporating dishes from around the world can add a unique touch to your wedding and impress your guests.

Exploring Different Cuisines

Maybe you had a dream of a destination wedding but not quite the budget for it, a great way to bring in the travel flair without breaking the bank is through the cuisine. Incorporating dishes from around the world can add a unique touch to your wedding and impress your guests. Maybe considering an Ethiopian-inspired entree or an appetizer from Morocco. What about some Spanish Tapas or a Korean-style Filet Mignon? We’ve also seen couples embracing their culture and heritage through their wedding catering. This adds a very personal touch to the wedding that guests delight in exploring!

cauliflower steak dinner made from organic ingredients
Following this great catering trend of focusing on healthier alternatives and sustainability will help create the dining experience of a lifetime.

A Push Toward Organic

As more people opt for plant-based diets and sustainable meals, this is a great idea to incorporate into your menu when planning your wedding meals. With this trend, couples are preferring locally sourced, organic ingredients, along with trying to reduce food waste. Not to mention, many people have dietary restrictions, so making sure your menu has alternatives is a great way to ensure everyone’s needs are met. Vegan and Vegetarian options are becoming more elaborate and flavorful! This great catering trend of focusing on healthier alternatives and sustainability will help create the dining experience of a lifetime.

Weddings are trending to Immersive Dining Stations
Interactive food stations allow guests to personalize their meals, adding a touch of preference and excitement to the catering experience.

Immersive Dining Experiences

Interactive food stations are another great trend in 2023, allowing guests to immerse themselves in a dining experience throughout the wedding reception. This also allows guests to personalize their meals, adding a touch of preference and excitement to the catering experience. Whether it’s a mac & cheese bar, a tater tot station, a pasta station, or a multi-tiered taco station and DIY dessert bar, these interactive setups encourage guests to become active in their dining experience and allow them to create memories.

In Conclusion

Wedding planning has truly been elevated through the years. Gone are the relics of the past that make you feel like you’re at a corporate lunch instead of a wedding. Couples everywhere are finding new ways to bring in delicious dishes from all over the globe while thinking greener and ensuring that they are choosing options that are more sustainable. When you add in an interactive food station at your wedding, it will take it to a new level that will leave your guests talking about it for years to come! Are you ready to start planning an elevated dream wedding? Reach out to us today and let’s get started.

From Start to Finish: Our Comprehensive Catering Services For Any Dallas Occasion

Our entire team is dedicated to execute the vision seamlessly

Hiring a catering company can be, well, daunting, and we understand that. So, we wanted to take the time to talk about our processes and why working with G Texas can be less overwhelming. We are a full-service company, which means our job doesn’t just begin and end with the food. With years of combined experience, we can also assist you in finding the perfect venue, selecting the best vendors, guiding the vision for your event, and even helping with the breakdown and cleanup. (Yes, you read that correctly!) Let’s dive right in, and learn how to plan an event from start to finish with our comprehensive catering services for any Dallas occasion!

Before: Planning With Our Experts

Our entire team is dedicated to execute the vision seamlessly
Our entire team is dedicated to execute the vision seamlessly

Our team has a wide array of experience when it comes to planning and designing both your menu and the overall experience you’d like to create for your guests. We listen to your vision and goals for the event and then apply our years of combined experience to guide you. G Texas creates the complete scene from the moment the guest enters to when they depart.

From menu planning and preparation to decor and ambiance, our team of professionals can handle everything needed to bring your vision to life. Our expertise in the industry and several contacts across the DFW metroplex make the process of planning an event seamless, no matter the size.

What makes our service so unique in its comprehensiveness isn’t that it ties together catering and events – it’s that it combines our team’s years of event experience in festivals, corporate events, weddings, and so much more right in the heart of Dallas. From elegant to artistic and everything in between, our goal in planning is to create lasting memories for guests and ensure that the event goes as smoothly as possible.

Executing the Vision

Executing the event planning is G Texas' specialty
Executing the event planning is G Texas’ specialty

Hiring a full-service catering company to execute your vision and combine all the pieces seamlessly can save you time and stress. We have an entire team dedicated to showing up on-site to prepare everything you need so you don’t need to focus on catering or event-related details. We’re here to make the execution as seamless as possible from start to finish. Our team comes complete with an entire operations service to ensure that you have communications at all times during the event!


After: Cleanup and Breakdown

We plan the cleanup and break down for youMany of us have been there – it’s the end of the night, and your event has officially ended. Now the dreaded cleanup happens. When planning an event, this is an often overlooked aspect, and it’s a dreadful task for most individuals. At G Texas Catering, we help with cleanup and breakdown at the end of the night. All you have to do is let us know what needs to be saved, and we’ll handle the rest. You can head home and relax knowing everything is taken care of by our team.

Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer here at G Texas Catering or to request a quote for your next event.

The Dos and Don’ts of Buffet Catering in Dallas

Fresh and hot breakfast buffet by G Texas Catering

Buffet catering is a very popular choice for events and gatherings, as it offers a wide variety of food options and allows guests to serve themselves. Properly organizing a successful buffet requires careful planning and attention to detail. Hiring a professional team to help you ensure all the little details are taken care of will help create a seamless experience for your guests. Here are some key dos and don’ts of buffet catering in Dallas for your next corporate event.

Fresh and hot breakfast buffet by G Texas Catering
A fresh and hot breakfast buffet is appetizing and keeps your guests happy

The Dos

  1. Carefully craft and plan the menu. When planning for a buffet-style event, ensure that you have a variety of dishes that cater to different dietary needs and preferences. Having vegetarian and vegan options along with gluten-free is always a good practice to be mindful of when planning any event where there will be food.
  2. Keep the food fresh and stored correctly in hot holds at your event. This is where hiring a team of professionals like G Texas is essential because we are trained in food safety and can guarantee proper food handling measures will always be set in place to protect the guests. Whether the event is indoors or outdoors, we ensure the food remains delicious and safe for everyone to enjoy.
  3. Always have the dishes adequately labeled. This will help guests identify what is available and those with food allergies or dietary restrictions avoid certain dishes.
Buffet station by G Texas Catering
Well-labeled stations can help diners find appropriate selections quickly

The Don’ts

  1. Choose menu items that hold up well and aren’t too messy. You don’t want to complicate the self-serving process of a buffet by choosing foods that are hard for guests to grab on their own. Finger foods or small appetizers are a great addition to buffets because they hold up well and are easy to pick up when you’re passing through the line.
  2. Overcrowd the buffet table or place it in a busy area. When choosing where to place the buffet table, consider the guests and how convenient it will be for them to serve themselves. Allowing enough space for guests to move around and access each dish easily will also help keep things clean and cohesive.
  3. Don’t have too small of a menu selection. When choosing buffet-style catering as an option, always having a wide variety of foods is essential to keep your guests satisfied. Nobody wants to be excited about a buffet only to find out there’s a small selection or they can’t eat what is there due to allergies or dietary restrictions.
A carefully curated menu is sure to impress at catered events
A carefully curated menu is sure to impress at catered events

Buffet catering can be a great way to offer guests various food options at an event or gathering. By following these dos and don’ts, you can create a successful buffet catering experience that is memorable and enjoyable for everyone. Contact us today for help planning and flawlessly executing buffet catering for your next event.

Summer Catering Trends in Dallas 2023

interactive charcuterie station from G Texas Custom Catering

G Texas Knows the Summer Catering Trends

As summer approaches in Dallas, it’s time to start thinking about fun and creative ways to cater to your guests at your next summer-time event. Whether you’re planning a BBQ-themed event or a poolside party, there are plenty of exciting catering trends to try in 2023. From interactive food and drink stations to healthy and fresh options, let’s explore some of the hottest summer catering trends that will leave a lasting impression on your guests.

Interactive Food Stations

interactive charcuterie station from G Texas Custom Catering

For the summertime, interactive food stations are a great way to get your guests involved in the catering process. These stations typically feature a variety of food options that guests can customize to their liking, allowing them to create a more personalized dish that suits their tastes and preferences. From DIY Savory Taco Bars to “Build Your Own” S’mores, the options for the summer are endless for any event. These are super trendy no matter the venue or type of event.

Healthy and Fresh Options

cool fresh salad from G Texas Custom Catering

People tend to be more health-conscious during the summer, so having healthy and refreshing options at an event is becoming more popular. Grilled veggies, fresh salads, fruit skewers, and charcuterie boards are all great options for your next summer event. This also is an excellent opportunity to offer vegan and vegetarian options to cater to any and all guests with dietary restrictions.

Fun and Unique Drink Stations

fun and unique summertime drink catering trends from G Texas Catering

In addition to fun food stations, unique drink stations can add a fun touch and lasting impression for your next summer event. Offering refreshing and delicious summer drinks like iced tea, lemonade, and flavored water will leave your guests hydrated and satisfied. Also, having a mimosa bar and/or mocktails for those extra special events with various fruit juices and sparkling wine will surely excite your guests.

Summer Catering Trends in Conclusion

There are countless fun and creative summer catering trends to try in 2023. Whether you choose a refreshing drink station or an interactive food station, the options are endless, and your guests will remember your event for years to come. Don’t be afraid to get creative when planning your next summer catering event – we’ve seen and heard it all. Contact our team of experts at G Texas Catering today to help you create a customized menu perfect for the summertime.

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.

AT&T Performing Arts Center Sets the Standard for Concessions Catering

Concession stand at Winspear Opera House by GTexas Catering

Most people think of canned nacho cheese, stale chips, and frozen hotdogs, or hamburger patties as concession food – but the arts district and the clientele of Dallas demand upscale concessions. Our team has excelled in creating the flavors to fit the environment for a perfect guest experience! Upscale venue concessions can range from higher-end prepared food to fresh-made on-site. The AT&T Performing Arts Center is one such example of the latest trend in upscale concessions with a wide variety of shows and events for the city to enjoy along with them.

Strategic Bar Catering

bar concessions at ATTPAC by GTexas Catering
Strategic concession stands around the venue help customers get drinks and food quickly while preventing bottlenecks.

Our team partnered with the AT&T PAC to prepare strategic points on each level of the building, which provides an easier way for guests to purchase beverages during short intermissions and prevent time-consuming bottlenecks. Their patrons can purchase the beverages they need without the hassle and return to their seats without the need to rush!

Beyond creating a free-flowing environment for their patrons, our team has crafted event-specific cocktails for each bar location and has an ongoing selection of hand-picked house beverages, including wine, beer, and more from locally sourced suppliers.

Upscale Concessions

Charcuterie nosh boxes at Winspear Opera House by GTexas Catering
We’ve created exquisite Nosh Boxes in both savory and sweet options.

Creating unique experiences for the artistic environment that is the AT&T Performing Arts Center is why we love upscale concessions catering! From chef-prepared dishes to elegant bar catering, concession stands have gone from “basic” to palette-pleasing. G Texas ensures that not only is the experience memorable for each guest, but that the flavor of the dishes allow you to savor more than you’d imagined. Having a full-service catering company on hand at these venues sets the standards high for the catering industry, changing the future of the upscale concession experience.

In Conclusion

Partnering with a team like G Texas, which values the upscale experience of catering, alongside the event’s overall success, allows for an excellent upscale catering experience! The AT&T Performing Arts Center is the perfect example of a well-rounded partnership that sets the standards above and beyond for an exceptional experience of concessions catering. Experience some of the newest offerings our team has crafted while visiting the venue – check out all of the upcoming events by clicking here. Contact our team today if you’d like to have our team craft an upscale concessions experience for you!