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The Picnic Basket Family of Companies

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About

The Picnic Basket Family of Companies is a trio of wedding and event caterers located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and serving the Pikes Peak Region and the Front Range of Colorado. For over 29 years, their various services have been voted some of the best in the state. Whether you are after savory grilled goodness, seasonal selections, or catering with flair, The Picnic Basket Family of Companies is sure to have something to whet your palette.

Services Offered
The Picnic Basket Family of Companies is comprised of three unique catering services:

Picnic Basket Catering has been dedicated to serving fresh and delicious food with an emphasis on artistic presentation and ingenuity since 1989. We strive to create memorable events for our clients through outstanding service, effortless planning and the pure enjoyment of great food. Experience creative buffets, plated meals, chef attended stations, sophisticated cocktail menus and more. Building trusting relationships with our catering customers is our number one priority. Voted the “Best Catering Company in Colorado Springs” for over 20 years!

Buffalo Gals Grilling + Catering is a full-service catering company specializing in Santa Maria Style BBQ - a culinary tradition rooted in the Santa Maria Valley dating back to the mid-19th century. Our award-winning tri-tip, chicken, buffalo flank, and linguiça sausage are seasoned before grilling over red oak on our custom-made "travel-ready" grills. The hired hands at Buffalo Gals will grill and carve in true rancheros-style, and serve everything you’ll need to host a flavorful and memorable event. For a backyard BBQ, rustic wedding, or for a big to-do for thousands, Buffalo Gals Grilling is more than a feast, it’s a performance.

Cravings 5-star Catering was created to provide a five-star approach to the finest Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Region & Colorado Front Range events, providing a more sophisticated experience for intimate gatherings or large, intricate weddings and galas. "It's all in the details" sums up our ability to handle event management, including servers, liquor, rentals, tents, flowers, valet parking and other services in addition to excellent food from our inspired kitchen staff. We truly have a passion for catering, and always strive to exceed our clients' expectations. New and exciting flavors and techniques are blended with creativity and a modern twist. Featuring upscale urban menus, tapas, stations, elegant plated meals, and trendy mixology!

Cuisine
With three different services to choose from, the Picnic Basket Family of Companies is ready to serve almost any cuisine you can think of, from Mexican to Thai or classic American BBQ, we will create a menu perfect for you and yours on your special day.

  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned
  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$75

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$45

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$65

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$45

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings
Chairs
Tables
China
Linens
Flatware
Glassware

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Lunch
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tapas
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

African
American
Asian
BBQ
British
Cajun
Caribbean
Chinese
Ethiopian
French
German
Greek
Indian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Russian
Sandwiches
Seafood
Southern
Southwestern
Spanish
Thai
Vietnamese

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Liquor License
Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink
Outside Alcohol

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

58 Reviews

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Rated
4.3
out of 5.0
Recommended by 87% of couples
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    Rating 4.4 out of 5
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  • Professionalism
    Rating 4.4 out of 5
  • Value
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    Janet M. Married on 07/18/2020
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    Delicious and Professional

    We used Buffalo Gals for our son’s rehearsal brunch, and the bride also used them for the wedding the next day. Both meals were absolutely delicious, beautifully presented, and the staff was friendly and professional. Highly recommend!
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    Jourdan L. Married on 12/07/2019
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    Jourdan walker

    Great vendor very prompt and timely with responses and the food was amazing, fresh and filling but light on the stomach. Made for a great dinner and plenty of energy to dance the night away after.
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    Hannah M. Married on 08/15/2019
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    Buffalo Gals is the way to go!

    We used Buffalo Gals catering for our wedding in Denver. We were able to travel down to Colorado Springs for a tasting prior to our wedding. The food was great and the team was super responsive and helpful in the planning process. I would definitely recommend using this amazing team to cater your next event!

Awards

  • 58

Real Weddings

  • Meghan & Deana
    69 photos · 06/25/2021

Deals

The Picnic Basket Family of Companies 1
Discount

Calling all Colorado Brides & Grooms-to-be! Book your 2020 Wedding Catering with Buffalo Gals Grilling + Catering, Picnic Basket Catering, or Cravings 5-Star Catering by December 20, 2019 & enjoy 20% OFF your Rehearsal Dinner or Wedding Brunch! Mix & Match Brands. CALL US at 719.635.0200 for all the details!
AND CONGRATS!

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Team

Sondra Casey
Sondra Casey
Event Manager

Sondra has been an events specialists for Picnic Basket Catering Collective for 3 years. Sondra is no stranger to the Food and Beverage industry, with over 25 years’ of experience and she brings her expertise to each and every event! On her free time, she enjoys traveling and adventuring with her husband and 3 boys.

Audrey Brewster
Audrey Brewster
Event Manager

Audrey is a Colorado native with a passion for helping couples achieve their dream wedding! Audrey’s event experience began as a corporate event planner, from there she branched off to start her own wedding planning business. With 4 years in the industry, she is ready to help you put together the beautiful wedding you’ve always dreamt of. When not planning weddings and events, Audrey enjoys spending time outdoors exploring Colorado with her Queensland Heller, Sebastian!

Michelle Talarico
Michelle Talarico
Director of Sales

Michelle has been in the hospitality business since she was 15 and has been assisting in planning the perfect wedding day for over 30 years. Extremely kind and funny, she will make every meeting spectacular as she gets to know each couple on a personal level. Michelle loves sleep, country music, and chocolate.

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Flying Horse Ranch Flying Horse Ranch Barn & Farm Weddings

Buffalo Gal's has provided a fun down to earth menu for a number of our clients, the food is fabulous, and the staff friendly! Lauren is the Flying Horse Ranch contact, and she helps each client choose a menu that is right for them, and helps them each step of way to ensure your planning is a breeze. If you are looking for a fun Ranch style menu, look no further!

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1701 A south 8th Street Colorado Springs, CO, 80905
7196350200

Catering 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day. Office hours 8-5 M-F. We cater to Colorado Springs, the Pikes Peak Region and the Front Range of Colorado.
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The Picnic Basket Family of Companies frequently asked questions

At The Picnic Basket Family of Companies, what does the full wedding catering service cost include?

At The Picnic Basket Family of Companies, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • China
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware

At The Picnic Basket Family of Companies, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Picnic Basket Family of Companies includes:
  • Bartender(s)

What event services does The Picnic Basket Family of Companies offer for weddings?

The Picnic Basket Family of Companies offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up

What catering services does The Picnic Basket Family of Companies provide for weddings?

The Picnic Basket Family of Companies offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • French Service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Lunch
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tapas
  • Tastings

What types of cuisine can you find at The Picnic Basket Family of Companies?

At The Picnic Basket Family of Companies, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • African
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • British
  • Cajun
  • Caribbean
  • Chinese
  • Ethiopian
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Russian
  • Sandwiches
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Southwestern
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

What dietary needs can be accomodated at The Picnic Basket Family of Companies?

At The Picnic Basket Family of Companies, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

What type of bar services does The Picnic Basket Family of Companies provide for wedding events?

The Picnic Basket Family of Companies provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Liquor License
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink
  • Outside Alcohol

What type of food and beverage items does The Picnic Basket Family of Companies provide for wedding services?

To cater to all tastes, The Picnic Basket Family of Companies offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

What percentage of users recommend The Picnic Basket Family of Companies and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Picnic Basket Family of Companies is recommended by 84% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.3 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.4 in quality of service, 4.4 in flexibility, 4.4 in professionalism, 4.4 in value and 4.2 in average response time.

What kind of wedding service promotions does The Picnic Basket Family of Companies offer?

The Picnic Basket Family of Companies currently offers 1 discount promotion for wedding services.

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