Summer is the time of year for gatherings of friends and family. Whether it’s a wedding weekend, a family reunion or a birthday celebration, you need a lot of food to feed your guests. Give yourself one less thing to worry about when hosting a large function by hiring a caterer. Whatever your personal tastes, you can find one to suit you in the Houston area. Many of Houston’s most beloved restaurants also offer catering, so you can give your group the same great food as places like Ninfa’s or Goode Company without having to make restaurant reservations. Check out these and many other places around town that will bring the party food to you.

Photo Credit: Ninfa's

Photo Credit: Ninfa’s

The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation
2704 Navigation Blvd.
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 228-1175

If you love fajitas, you have Mama Ninfa to thank for it. It was at her restaurant, The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation, where she is credited with creating the fajita as we know it today. That is why this is the best option if you would like a little Tex-Mex at your next event, especially if you are planning on serving fajitas. For inquiries about catering your next event, Ninfa’s event coordinator to contact is Pamela K. Hennigan at the catering line listed. Ninfa’s works with catering services to bring its food to your event in the most stylish way possible.

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Bailey Connor Catering
8741 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 932-8335

Bailey Connor Catering shows just how much of a melting pot Houston is. You can find people to talk to at Bailey Connor whether you speak English, Spanish or German. This company has been in the catering business for 19 years and it has won numerous awards for its wedding services. You can also get food to go to lower some of the cost of having your event catered. Cooking classes and parties and personal chef services are unique features offered by Bailey Connor Catering. Check out this long-standing catering company that continues to offer things beyond basic catering to its clients in the Houston area.

Photo Credit: Goode Company Barbeque

Photo Credit: Goode Company Barbeque

Goode Company Barbecue
5109 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 522-2530

Goode Company will bring its barbecue to you. It has packs available for pick up from any of the three Houston-area Goode Company Barbecue locations for up to 50 people, but if you need to serve a larger group, give Goode advance notice on its catering line and it will take care of you. When ordering your barbecue, the party packs come with the meat, sides, sauce and bread, but you will need to separately order the drinks and desserts. Don’t forget Goode Company’s famous pecan pie to add to any order. These pies are always crowd-pleasing treats and are especially popular during the holidays.

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City Kitchen Catering
8101 Airport Blvd., Suite 21
Houston, TX 77061
(713) 847-8004

The Houston Museum of Natural Science throws multiple parties throughout the year, and most of the time when one of these events is held, the museum uses City Kitchen Catering to supply the food and drinks. As a full-service catering company, City Kitchen Catering brings everything you need to your event. If you want to catch a glimpse of the job it does, check out one of the Natural Science Museum’s events, many of them are open to the public for a nominal fee. Then you can contact City Kitchen to customize the catering for your next event.

Photo Credit: Master Chef Catering

Photo Credit: Master Chef Catering

Master Chef Catering
(713) 823-6921

Master Chef Catering offers a wide variety of packages and menus for whatever your event might be. Everything from weddings to tailgating can be done by Master Chef Catering. The most innovative is its tailgating RV, which includes a big-screen television, optional games, tents and, of course, food. You can also have only beverage service for any event, hors d’oeuvres, breakfast, holiday food and even meal packages for business luncheons.

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