Conventions, Galas, and Festivals – Oh My!

Food Stations and Tray Passed Small Plates

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

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

Food Stations & Tray Passed Small Plates

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

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

Bar Catering

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

Creating Experiences

Vaquero at Gilley's Event

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

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

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

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

Party Planning with Perfect Partners

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with Perfect Partners. Our clients come from a variety of different sources. A large number are professional meeting planners or event designers. Many others meet us at an event that they are attending as a guest and inquire about who has provided the catering and bar services. The largest number of all of our client’s come to us through our great venue partners.

Venues are obviously key in creating the perfect event. Great catering, entertainment and other event elements are important, but all of these are dependent on a venue team that understands what goes into building an event.
Our venue partners include upscale wedding facilities, elegant ballrooms, hotels, outdoor gardens, food truck yards, casual clubs, corporate meeting rooms and industrial warehouse spaces.

Choosing a Venue in DFW

When we get the opportunity to meet a group that has not selected a venue, we love helping them pick the perfect setting for their guests.

It all begins with the interview process. This is where we learn all about the purpose of the event and the vision that the planner has for their group.

 

Some of these questions include:

  • What is the expected attendance?
  • Is there a speaker or program planned?
  • Will all guests be seated or encouraged to mingle?
  • What entertainment and decor elements do they have in mind?
  • Is this a formal event or more of a casual party?
  • Are guests driving to the event or coming by motor coach?

Party Planning with Perfect PartnersThese are just a few of the many questions that go into understanding a client’s vision. As the caterer, we take time to get to know each venue we work with. We understand the strengths of each facility based on our experiences with their staff and observing the events they have hosted. Some respond quickly to client requests for information, quotes and contracts and work closely with our team to address every need of the client. Others take a more “hands-off” approach and simply rent the venue and turn over the planning and management to us completely. Either is great as long as we understand the needs of the client and provide the proper support needed to get a great plan in place and execute every step of the event process.Party Planning with Perfect PartnersParty Planning with Perfect Partners

Our venue partners are excited to offer information about our menus and the services we offer. We attend site visits and planning meetings knowing that communication is strong and we work together to direct the client in making the best choices for their event. Each space has it’s own unique personality and key elements that makes it perfect for a particular event. For one client, state of the art sound and lighting is critical, while for another it is a fun outdoor atmosphere that is important.

 

Party Planning with Perfect PartnersWhat we have learned is that aligning our selves with great partners is the key. Not just venues, but also other vendors, planners and designers who understand we will be doing this together for years to come. It works because we love to see the perfect event executed successfully and we know that with good partners this doesn’t have to be difficult.

 

 

Check out our venue partners and contact me or one of our sales team to get to know the perfect venue.

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