Eating and drinking together has been part of socializing since the dawn of time and it is an important part of bringing people closer together. Most special events are catered in some form or another, from passed appetizers to buffets to full course fine dining. Catering will be a necessity for any corporate event, celebration, conference or other special event.
Try to think of catering as an opportunity rather than an obligation; a chance to impress your guests with all the little details. There are many different types of caterers, from restaurants that deliver items from their menu to full service catering companies who can produce any type of food you desire. For the scale events that happen most often at Gilley’s Dallas, we prefer to work with the most experienced and most capable caterer in Dallas and FT Worth; G Texas Catering. With more than 8 years producing large scale special events in Texas, G Texas Catering has the skilled staff and resources to take on challenging events with special needs. Every special event will be different and will incorporate a different theme than the next and the catering should complement the event uniquely. For that reason G Texas Catering works with each client to design a custom catering menu to reflect the event’s theme and to accommodate the preferences and special dietary needs of each audience.
Of course, over the years G Texas Catering has discovered some of our favorite dishes tend to be crowd-pleasers as well, from a variety of classic barbecue recipes, southwestern dishes, hearty Italian dishes and of course mouthwatering steaks, brisket and other smoked meats. Work with our Dallas event planners to find inspiration for your custom catering menu, matching your event’s color theme, the favorite recipes of your guests and other factors to create an impressive culinary presentation for your special event.
Have You Considered…
- Where Are Your Guests From?
Sometimes people are adventurous when it comes to eating… Sometimes not. Knowing how to please everyone’s palette can be difficult, but understanding where people come from is a great place to start. Perhaps include traditional dishes that your guests should be accustomed to eating, to make everyone feel at home at your special event.
- What Dishes Go Well With Your Theme?
With our background in Texas history, many of the events we produce incorporate a western theme. Authentic Texas food favorites like barbecue and smoked brisket complement any western themed party. Of course, your event may not have a western theme, but depending on where your inspiration originates from our catering chefs may be able to suggest delicious ideas.
- Do Any Of Your Guests Have Special Dietary Needs?
Naturally its difficult to make every meal perfect for every guest, but you can always include a few special items for the selective or restricted diners with special needs. From allergies to religious beliefs, consult with our event planners to create a balanced catering menu with something for everyone.
- How Much Do You Want To Spend Per Person?
Yes, your guests might be very impressed with the Surf n Turf package and a fine dining presentation, but depending on the size of your party that might be overkill both in cost and production. Eating well is not always about eating expensively and though our chefs are certainly capable of producing a world class fine dining experience, your guests may prefer something less formal and friendly to your budget. In the end, the cost will be affected most by how many guests are in attendance. Based on your expected attendance our event planners will scale your menu to stay within your budget, so its important to be confident in that number.
The most important consideration in planning a custom catering menu is deciding which FT Worth or Dallas caterer you trust to produce great food that meets your expectations. G Texas Catering and Gilley’s Dallas work as partners, dedicated to the same standard of excellent service and will work hard to earn your business. Take a moment to speak with one of our Dallas event planners today!