One of the most memorable things about any successful event is the food. It’s a category with the least room for error and also one that often has the largest effects on guests! At PartySlate, we take our fare seriously so we, ahem, cooked up this delicious list of four of our very favorite Dallas catering pros.
Owner Steve Servin has been carefully crafting more than just a good menu or great service, he’s been curating the best team he can find when it comes to catering—whether it’s a wedding reception, a gourmet lunch buffet for corporate functions or social gatherings. Executive Chef James Sparks offers menu items from traditional carving stations and seafood displays to fun hors d’oeuvres like Masa shortbread with house made chicken salad and smoked tomato salsa, Avocado bars, and Warm Milk & Cookies. Open house events and tastings throughout the year provide ample opportunity for clients to visit, sample and taste. More than 70 venues in and around the Dallas area list Gil’s Elegant Catering as one of their premiere choices and we agree!
Kent Rathbun Catering
At Kent Rathbun Catering, fresh is best. Every catering event isn’t just about bringing in the food, it includes actually preparing and cooking it right there on site. And they cater, literally, to every preference including delicious Kosher menus. This fresh-step approach results in top-notch fare with rave reviews for events like swanky evening soirees, poolside fetes, holiday festivities and weddings. Whether it’s at a specific venue or one of Rathbun’s own sites—like the newly renovated Kitchen at 6130 or Hickory, their BBQ joint in Plano—perfection is always part of the plan.
Launched in 1989 by, you guessed it, sisters Connie Chantillis and Rosanne Beck, Two Sisters Catering quickly established itself as one of the city’s top catering companies. Twenty-six years later, Connie still personally oversees the operation which now includes three retail locations with her fantastic team, many who have been at her side for many years. Personalized menus, attention to detail and a desire to exceed expectations are the hallmarks of Two Sisters.
Wendy Krispin and her talented team challenge themselves with each event to make it as individual as each of their clients. While she can help you select the right décor and flowers, food is the common dominator that links all her events. Many tiered pricing and selections are available. Wendy is talented and quick when it comes to developing a menu that’s just right for your occasion. A specialty drink custom designed for your event and delicious hors d’oeuvres passed upon arrival can creatively get the party rolling. Leave all the details to Wendy and you will be pleased. Wendy Krispin is not just a full-service event planner, she creates full-sensory event.