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Whether you're doing light bites or a sit-down dinner, tasty food is the way to your guests' hearts. Trust us. Call on any of these Houston culinary experts to serve your favorite people your fave foods and keep every reveler well fed.
A full-service event company with more than 25 years of experience and the preferred caterer for some of the city's A-list galas and balls, Mélange Events is known for its mastery of the classic and the cutting edge cuisine. Think delicious cotton-candied chicken satay hors-d'uvres. But that's not all: Mélange can handle other checklist items, including site and equipment rentals, entertainment, transportation, event design and flowers. And you can script your own package and menu selections to fit your style and budget, so there's nothing cookie-cutter about your special day. Read real brides' reviews here!
A Fare Extraordinaire
No reception is too big or too small for A Fare Extraordinaire, a full-service event and catering company known for beautiful bites, colorful canapés, delicious dishes, and eye-catching displays that make an impression. A "one-stop shop" with a team of more than 100 pros (and a spot-on name), the company can also handle many other event details. "Centered on culinary excellence, we highlight our haute cuisine with creative décor, floral, linens, lighting and entertainment, depending on your occasion's level of detail." Read real brides' reviews here!
A family-owned catering company and Houston flagship of the RK Group, Rosemary's Catering has a 70-year heritage that started with the success of founder Rosemary Kowalski. She passed the baton and Kowalskis are still at the helm, with two successive generations of culinary and event experts maintaining the quality of food, "passion for creative cuisine," elegant presentation and "gracious service." They have also grown the eponymous biz with offices in San Antonio and Austin in addition to adding more services like florals and travel arrangements for events of all sizes, from a garden wedding to a gala. Read real brides' reviews here!
Swift + Company
A caterer and event planner with a reputation for putting on meticulous events and "a vast suite of services" with "personalized service" for two decades, Elizabeth Swift Copeland's company does it all. When it comes to food, her team crafts butler-served eye candy, signature drinks, and tasteful menus for hundreds of guests at seated dinners and buffets alike. Swift will also do themed menus like An American in Paris. For entertaining, "if you can think of it, Swift + Company can provide it." That entails rentals, invitations and calligraphy — even accepting RSVPs — and the newest addition to Swift's stable is a stunning floral design studio where you can dream up your big-day bouquet or buy blooms any day. Read real brides' reviews here!
Culinaire Inspired Cuisine & Events
Culinaire prides itself on gathering as much information as possible — food references, ethnic backgrounds, dietary restrictions and availability of local produce — to create the perfect reception menu, which will also be artfully plated. Chef Barbara McKnight and her team have pulled off everything, from recreating treasured family recipes and preparing meals for a Russian-Mexican wedding and an Indian-Korean wedding to vegan and vegetarian weddings. On top of the latest food trends, McKnight draws from her "classical background and from every other source imaginable in order to maintain a fresh flow of new ideas."