Catering Menus

Our one of the top catering companies in Houston has created organized menus so that it's easy for you to find the service style - and cuisine - you're looking for.

Few catering companies will customize but WE DO. In fact, we encourage you to because we believe the best catering menu is the one that's tailor-made just for you.

You should enjoy planning your event menu as much as you enjoy the party itself. A La Carte Events & Catering makes the entire process easy.

What’s Your Party Style?

The type of event you're hosting will help determine your menu.

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Cocktail
Parties

Cocktail parties range from casual to ultra-sophisticated. They're a good choice if you're entertaining and want to serve nibbles but not a full-on meal, particularly for large groups of guests. Get in touch with A La Carte Events & Catering to avail the best deals on party catering in Houston.

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Buffets &
Family Style

Buffets are party workhorses and can be lavish, depending on what you're serving.

Family-style is fun and intimate, but not always cost-effective because of all those platters.

Pro Tip: Use melamine platters instead of ceramic for family-style service - they're much less expensive and lighter for your guests to pass.

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Plated
Meals

Plated meals are the most formal option and add a level of elegance you simply can't get from other formats.

Seated meals typically start with passed hors d' oeuvres. For dessert, you can serve another plated course, have a dessert station (great for minis) or serve passed desserts to encourage guests to mingle after dinner.

Made-to-Order Menus

We love to customize, so use these menus as your starting point. Both your chef and top event planners in Houston will work with you to design a unique menu for your event. It's a great opportunity to get creative.

Looking for a little inspiration? A La Carte Events & Catering's previous custom menus include an all orange & white menu for a UT event, pairing vintage champagnes for a wine club vertical tasting, matching light bites to Scotch for 1,800 guests, and rolling handmade Belgian chocolate truffles in Sephora's signature colors for a grand opening. Oh, did we mention we painted the passing trays in their iconic black and white stripes?

Appetizers and Hors d' Oeuvres set the tone for your event. They're a great way to incorporate splurge ingredients like lobster and caviar into your event and still stay on budget. Pro Tip: Start by selecting at least one vegetarian, one meat, and one seafood.

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Salads

All salads are accompanied by warm bread (often mini baguettes or fresh rolls) and real butter.

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Entrees &
Side Dishes

There's a lot that goes into designing main courses. Some items hold up beautifully on buffets, while others can only be served plated.

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Desserts

No meal is complete without something sweet!

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Seasonal - Spring/Summer

Time to celebrate glorious spring food! Everything tastes better in season. Why wait? Connect with A La Carte's experts for the best food catering in Houston, TX.

The 2023 Holiday Menu is here! This year it includes seasonal favorites like maple, pumpkin, duck confit, butternut squash and roasted lamb. More than ever, there are comforting (and sophisticated) dishes.

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Mexican & Tex-Mex

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Mediterranean

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Upscale BBQ &
Pig Roasts

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Action Stations

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Vegan & Vegetarian

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Kosher & Halal

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High Tea

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Wedding Packages

We offer many different wedding packages, including all-inclusives, plus our chef loves to customize so that your menu matches your story on your big day!

Here’s What A La Carte Events & Catering Clients Have to Say:

"Thank ya'll so much for catering our event! Everyone raved about the food and the service! You all are amazing and we really appreciate the extra effort you provide. You guys rock!" -Janet D.

"Great to work with Laura and A La Carte. I was seeking someone to provide desserts for my wedding and let me tell you, a lot of other bakers will charge you a hand and foot. I reached out to Laura requesting a list of desserts, and Laura replied back asking me "What are your favorite desserts, and what is the groom's favorite desserts" And after telling her, she created a list that represented US. That was truly thoughtful of her. She of course was respectful and asked if I wanted my original list I had thought about, but the desserts she had thought about were so unique, sounded much more delicious than my list, and exemplified the desserts who the wedding was for. I would definitely recommend A La Carte - Very easy to work with and I think that is exactly what I needed for my wedding!" - Andrea M.

Laura and her team provided excellent service and delicious food that exceed all of our expectations for our corporate Christmas Party! Her menu and recommendations were exactly what we were looking. She helped us with our budget and recommendations on serving for the buffet-style service. Everything was well-seasoned and accommodating for all types of palates. Laura is well-versed on all aspects of hosting and should be a go-to for your next event! We absolutely will hire her team again and highly recommend A La Carte for corporate and private events!

- Jennifer B

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