4 Questions to Ask a Caterer Before Hiring

On-site event managers for your special day

So you need a caterer for your wedding, party, or corporate event. Now what?

Finding a caterer for your event can raise a ton of questions. What options can they offer? Will they accommodate to any dietary restrictions? Will the day of your event even be open for them to cater? All of these questions are just icebreakers to the world of executing the perfect event. Though every catering company holds different policies, G Texas Catering is here to meet all of your full-service needs at a professional level. In this article, you’ll learn the importance of answering all of your burning questions for hiring a caterer.

Question 1: Will the caterer be available on the day of my event? What if there are other events on the same day?

On-site event managers for your special day
Is an Event Manager On Site?

At times, we can be so certain of the details of our events and know exactly what we want – that we may forget the most important question… is the caterer available?

If it’s a caterer with a small staff, it’s possible that the caterer may need to be booked well in advance in order to be available for your event, so make sure to ask if they’re available before you begin picking out menu options for your event. For caterers with a large team, having multiple events on the same day will be a breeze and they should be able to accommodate your event date. When looking for a caterer, finding one that has multiple teams to handle more than one event a day can help give you the security of knowing that your caterer will almost always be available for you.

G Texas has a large staff with multiple event managers. Your dedicated manager will be there for you on site on the day of your event and will focus on your needs, so you can enjoy your event without worry.

Question 2: How does the company hold food at the proper temperature while at events?

Transporting food from the prep location, such as a kitchen, to your event venue will require the caterer to hold the food at the proper temperature for safety and to prevent food-borne illness. They must also use containers and implements certified by the NSF. Most importantly, all food must be stored and held at the proper temperature whether hot or cold based on the health department regulations. That can be achieved using a variety of tools such as portable food warmers, soft coolers, and heating lamps.

At the end of the day, always make sure you are asking any potential caterer how they will ensure your food is never subjected to potentially risky conditions when making your decision and always holding the food at the proper temperatures.

Question 3: What types of serving options do you have?

Many caterers have buffet style options – this includes the caterer bringing your breakfast, lunch or dinner selections in either a casual style with warmers where guests serves themselves or may include a team from the caterer to prepare your food selections on-site and serve your guests through the buffet line from upscale and stylish serving platters. If you’re looking to have a themed or extravagant event, our team can even create custom serving options to fit your unique needs.

Full service catering is an additional option provided by caterers with a full breadth of team members to provide bartenders, servers, prep staff and even an on-site chef to manage everything from A to Z when serving your guests and ensuring that everything is clean and packed up after the event.

Question 4: Do you have accommodations for dietary restrictions or allergens?

Catering for Dietary Restrictions
Do you need gluten-free pasta for a dish like this? We can do that!

More guests than ever are asking for accommodations for dietary restrictions such as vegan, gluten-free (Keto and Paleo), vegetarian. Many more need accommodations for allergies, such as nuts, shellfish, and gluten (Celiac disease). Allergies can be irritating at best, and life-threatening at worst. We can make accommodations based on these needs for nearly any restriction. Of course we can fulfill most requests when we know up front, so be sure to include special meal needs in your invitation. It’s just one of the many custom services G Texas offers, because we’re more than just food and drink delivery.

In Conclusion

While this isn’t an all inclusive list of questions that may arise when you’re searching for a full service caterer they are some of the more popular ones that we often get asked. Here at G-Texas were here to accommodate you no matter what you need even if your ask is a little of kilter (we’re looking at you pretzel wall? 😉) we’re pretty sure we can do it! Check out Instagram to see some of the unique events that we’ve had the pleasure of catering recently. Looking for full service bar, venue locators and more to add to your food service catering? Check out our blog to see what the G can do for you click here to read!

G Texas Catering: What Do You Need the G To Be?

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There are a lot of catering companies to choose from in North Texas. Great ones, in fact! But what separates a good catering company from the best is what they do to cater to your needs. They should be more than just food and drinks. Your caterer should create atmosphere and ambiance, scale to fill large venues or create intimate gatherings. Our team has years of experience planning and executing events of all kinds, long-lasting relationships with venues and planners. Our reputation has made G Texas Catering the premier event catering company for corporate, wedding, social, charity, large volume bar events and more. The only question is: What do you need the G to be?

Full Service Catering – Guaranteed & Gratifying

Full-service catering in north texasHiring a full-service caterer makes perfect sense if you are in charge of planning a gathering of any size or celebration. Whether it be a wedding reception, employee party, family get together, or any function, it can be difficult to pull off on your own. Here at G-Texas we offer full-service catering and have a team of experts on hand to help you with the event planning tasks guaranteed to please the crowd. From menu decisions and venue selections, all the way to event setup and cleanup, we do it all! Not only do we offer exceptional gratifying food along with expert planning, we offer it at an affordable price making G-Texas the best catering option in North Texas.

Custom Catering Solutions – Gourmet, Global and Just Dang Good

Creating the stunning event that you dreamt of begins with a vision. Our unique custom gourmet solutions will make your vision a reality. We work directly with you to create the artsy or corporate execution needed to dazzle your visitors. Establish an extraordinary dish curated from our gourmet chefs with global-inspired creations and allow our team to take your event to the next level. That said, if you’re in the market for dang good Texan cuisine, our team can cook up some of the best steaks and barbecue in town for your event. We have sample menus available or would love to talk to you directly about your dream menu!

Catering Venues – Grandiose to Granular

crashed toys event venue in dallasIn our 20 years of catering in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, we’ve catered to nearly every type of local venue under the warm Texan sun. From grandiose venues like Gilley’s Dallas where we’ve served over 3,000 guests, quirky venues like CrashedToys, to smaller and intimate venues like the Artisan Hall Terrace at our very own craft kitchen and bar at The Artisan, our powerhouse team of experts will craft the menu and experience down to the granular details that your exceed your expectations. See our full list of partners or reach out to talk about your venue needs!

In Conclusion

When it comes to selecting a caterer for your next event we know you have lots of options. However we know that we’re the best! From our guaranteed and gratifying full service catering to make us your one stop shop for all your catering needs. To our gourmet, global, and just dang good custom solutions for food options to fit any taste you desire. Our venues can accommodate the grandiose large events to granular intimate gatherings no matter what you’re celebrating. Here at G Texas we have all the experience to ensure that your next event is everything you imagined and more. Check out all our services and offerings then contact us when you’re ready to start planning!

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.

How to Incorporate Seasonal Flavors in your Event Catering: Hatch Chili Mac and Cheese

One of the most important factors to consider when planning a catered event is seasonality. Ask your Dallas caterer about what ingredients are in season during the time your event will occur. Your caterer in Dallas should also recommend popular food items from the area and incorporate them in your menu as well! This time of year, in the Southwest United States is known as Hatch Chile Season! As a caterer in Dallas, our culinary teams love to spice up traditional dishes with Hatch Chiles every year – one of our favorites is Hatch Chile Mac and Cheese! Here is how you can re-create this super simple but delicious dish at home!

Hatch Chili Mac and Cheese

Serves (4-6)

Ingredients

2 Large Hatch Chile Peppers

8 oz of Elbow Macaroni

6 oz Whipping Cream

4 oz Smoked Cheddar grated

1 teaspoon Kosher Salt

1 teaspoon Minced Garlic

1 teaspoon Butter

Directions

Over an open flame, roast both sides of the Hatch Chiles until they blister. Place the blistered Chiles in a covered dish (such as a bowl with plastic wrap) and let them sit for about 5 minutes. While they sit, the Chiles will begin to sweat. Rinse the Chiles in cold water until their skin has been removed (if you have sensitive hands, you may want to wear gloves). Remove the seeds and finely dice the Chiles.

In a 4-quart saucepan add 2.5 quarts of water and the kosher salt. Once this begins to boil add the elbow pasta stirring regularly. Elbow takes about 9-11 minutes to cook. Once cooked remove from heat and drain

Meanwhile in another 4-quart saucepan melt the butter and add the diced Hatch Green Chiles and garlic. Sautee for 1 minute stirring with rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Reduce heat to medium and add whipping cream. Once cream begins to simmer (not boil), slowly add in the smoked cheddar 1 ounce at a time, using a wire whisk to stir.

Add your warm, drained elbow pasta to your cheese sauce, top with cheese or breadcrumbs – or both and enjoy!

Wedding Catering: Which Reception Style Is Best for Your Wedding?

A wedding is many things: a ceremony, a party, the joining of two families – the list is a mile long! When you look past the décor, flowers and the dress, a wedding is a celebration of love! While planning your wedding, spend some extra time and consideration on the most important part of any celebration – the food! By now you’ve probably determined what your wedding ceremony will look like. Maybe it’s traditional, classic, boho or casual – let your imagination run wild. Whatever your theme is, it should reflect the style and personality of you and your fiancé! The same rule applies to the after-wedding reception. Your wedding caterer in Dallas will help complete the vision you have for your wedding celebration that you want to share with your guests.

Sit-Down Dinner

The sit-down dinner is traditional and often used. The tables will be set before the dinner with centerpieces, plates, silver and glasses. Guests are generally served 3 or more courses by wait staff as they sit at assigned seating.

The benefit is that everyone has a seat at a table, and all are served at the same time. This lets you easily manage the time at your reception for the other activities you may want, such as speeches, cake cutting, special dances, etc. The sit-down dinner also allows you to easily budget for the amount of food you need with little waste. It is also simple. The bride can rest easy knowing that the sit-down dinner is handled by the wedding caterer and she won’t have to worry about any details.

The Buffet

A buffet is served at one or more long tables. The guest takes a plate, chooses preferred foods as they move down the table, and then goes to an assigned or unassigned table to enjoy their meal. This wedding catering option works wonderfully for large parties of 100+. As you can imagine, a buffet allows for more food variety which is great for guests with special diets and a variety of palates while saving costs on waitstaff.

Food Stations

Food stations are similar to the buffet option in that guests will choose their own food and seating can be assigned or unassigned. The difference is that one long table is not used. Instead, several different food stations, with one theme each, are placed around the reception area. There will be several related foods at each station. For example, a Barbeque food station could have Smoked Turkey, Mesquite Smoked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze, Seasoned Pinto Beans, Mac & Cheese, Sweet Cabbage Slaw, BBQ Sauce and Skillet Corn Bread. Another station may hold all the fixings for Fried Chicken and Waffles and another station may house a selection of salads or even a selection of desserts. The type and number of food stations is determined by the number of guests and the preferences of the bride and groom. This option works wonderfully for large groups (100+). The large variety of food can easily accommodate specialty diets and the theme of your reception. Another advantage of this reception style is that guests may mingle and interact easier as they wander from station to station.

Hors D’oeuvre Reception

The perfect choice for a smaller wedding reception is an hors d’oeuvre reception. Your wedding caterer can station, or tray pass the hors d’oeuvres to your guests during the reception. You can choose from a variety of options ranging from light to heavy, Asian-inspired to traditional American flavors, or a custom menu created just for you! An hors d’oeuvre reception is an ideal option for keeping guests entertained during a cocktail hour before dinner for a bride who doesn’t wish to serve a full meal at her wedding.

Make sure that your wedding reception is as beautiful as the one you planned on Pinterest and tastes as good as it looks! Contact us to begin planning your wedding catering today!

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

 

 

 

 

Worldly Cuisine, Locally Grown

The Reeves Family Farm has begun planting! The G Texas Catering Culinary team loves to utilize fresh, local produce from Reeves Family Farm to create delicious, nutrient-rich meals at events in Dallas. As one of the largest event caterers in the Dallas area, we order and prepare hundreds of thousands of pounds of food every year – we owe it to our clients and our community to ensure that our operation is environmentally-friendly and sustainable.

Why are we so happy about Spring/Summer harvest at the Reeves Family Farm?

Eating local is good for us all. “Local” can mean that you get your food from farms that are close by you, but it could also mean going to the farmer’s market and buying from the farmer you can chat with every Saturday morning, or growing your own food in your backyard.

As people are becoming more aware of the food/health connection, more are asking questions about where their food comes from. Highly processed foods may be convenient, but the health benefits can’t compare to fresh food. Likewise, many ask if their produce is local, but also if chemicals are used while it’s growing or after it is harvested. Knowing these things empowers you to make the best choices to eat healthy for a long and vibrant life. Buying from your local farmer is the best option to ensure your food is fresh, organic and at its maximum nutrient level.

Health Benefits to Buying Locally Grown Food

It’s best for food to ripen in its own time. This allows the fruit or vegetable to accumulate all the nutrients possible. Sometimes at the grocery store, you might see a tiny sticker on your fruit or vegetable indicating it was grown in a far-flung location. This little fruit or vegetable may have traveled a thousand miles or more just to get to your supermarket. Before it started its journey, it may not have been completely ripe when it was picked and therefore may have lost many nutrients during the long trek to you. A study in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry found that healthy nutrients in blackberries more than quadrupled as they became ripe. Take advantage of the enhanced nutrients by eating local produce.

It’s also best to eat food grown “in season” for optimum nutrition. There’s a reason plants grow when they do because that is the time nature allows it to grow to its potential. One study by Montclair State University found that broccoli grown out-of-season had just half the vitamin C as broccoli is grown in season. For the most nutrients and the most flavorful taste, in season fruit and vegetables are superior.

Environmental Benefits to Buying Locally Grown Food

You may have heard the word ‘sustainability’ used to describe farms. This term includes using the land for a common good and using farming practices that will enhance the land. Sustainability is about maintaining a farm long-term, with wise agricultural insight that keeps it producing year after year. Above all, sustainable farmers know how to plan and plant their crops in a way that refreshes the soil and ensures that the land will continue to be useful for crops. Let’s face it, everyone needs farms and farmers. No one wins if farms are divided up into homesteads or business areas. And of course, we all need the produce to keep us healthy.

Purchasing locally reduces food miles (the distance that food has traveled – from the place it was produced to where it will be sold). Reducing the food miles accumulated during transportations will lessen the number of fossil fuels consumed, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

Eat organic every day! Fruit and vegetables produced without chemicals mean the produce is organic. A farmer must pay a fee to use the term Certified Organic so many smaller farmers don’t use the term even if they are using tried-and-true organic farming practices.

G Texas Catering is proud to use organic produce from local farms. Our local farmers are artists at working with nature and creating produce that we are proud to serve to you.

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

The Sound at Cypress Waters

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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.

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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!

Catering in Dallas

 

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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.

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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.

celebrating the life of President John F. Kennedy

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

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