Need a Caterer? Try One of Our 10 Favorites for Every Occasion

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Gorgeous, right? You can't do this all by yourself, you know.
Graduation galas, pool parties, summer weddings -- the high event season soon will be upon us, once Easter and Passover have passed. Unless you're a pro at throwing parties or you're going potluck, odds are you're going to need a caterer. And in a city so full of catering companies, how do you choose a reliable one? How do you know if the food is good or if the bartenders will show up?

Consider EOW your go-to friend with all the great catering recommendations. After all, most of the companies below are caterers we've either interacted with ourselves at countless parties and events, or caterers which came highly recommended from other industry professionals.

And the best thing about having a city full of great caterers is that there's one to suit nearly every need. Such as...

Pure Catering

Chef James Ashley is a fixture at both Cafe Luz and the City Hall farmers market as well as his food truck, Bare Bowls. But he also runs a catering company, Pure Catering, which applies his same cooking principles for parties: All of his food is organic and locally sourced from Houston farmers markets or area farms, such as Warfel and Mia Bella. No one makes vegetables taste as good as this guy, or makes a prettier plate of organic goodness.

Banquet Depot / Simpleton's

Also keeping it local is Simpleton's, a branch of the multi-tasking catering outfit Banquet Depot. Much of Simpleton's food is seasonal and local -- think Texas venison sausage bites with raspberry chipotle sauce or fried Gulf oysters with house-made tartar sauce -- and all of it is exceptionally elegant. It even offers bread service from local bakers such as Slow Dough Bread Co. and Kraftsmen Baking.

Jenny Tavor Custom Catering

Keeping kosher? Jenny Tavor Custom Catering has you covered, whether it be a bris or a bar mitzvah. All of the food is prepared to the highest standards, under HKA supervision at United Orthodox Synagogues and -- of course -- includes plenty of parev choices, too. That doesn't mean Jenny Tavor's food is limited, however: You can get everything from mock crab cakes to adorable miniature latkes.

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Melange Creperie

403 Westheimer, Houston, TX

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New York wedding caterers

I bet they'd do a great job for weddings, too. I love the look of their creations. I'm pretty sure the taste will live up to the presentation.

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  I like organic food because I’ve recently change my diet to a healthier one. I would choose Pure Catering from this list for our family reunion so that I can influence some of my relatives that organic food is a healthier option.

Dad
Dad

That's my boy Gary ! Banquet Depot/Simpleton's

guest
guest

A La Carte Catering is truly fabulous! What a great company to work with.

Gary R Wise
Gary R Wise

Elizabeth Swift Events always had good food...

Dennisabrams1
Dennisabrams1

I'm a BIG fan of A La Carte Catering.  And yes...it's all VERY good.

iamthepush
iamthepush

I've tried a couple of Wicked Whisk's creations at an event and they were fantastic

S.Regal
S.Regal

Didn't Jackson & Co cater the G8 summit when it was in town? How are they doing?

sbterry
sbterry

They are still around, but my understanding is that they were sold to Aramark several years ago.

sbterry
sbterry

Karen Lerner and her team at A Fare Extraordinaire is by far the BEST in Houston!!!!  Pick up the phone let her know what you want, give her your budget and it is DONE!  Nothing to worry about and the food is DEVINE!!!!

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