The Picnic Basket Family of Companies

1701 A south 8th Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80905 Map · Phone number
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About The Picnic Basket Family of Companies

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.

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57 Reviews for The Picnic Basket Family of Companies

Recommended by 87% of couples


4.3 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.3
  • Professionalism 4.4
  • Flexibility 4.4
  • Value 4.3
  • Average response time 4.2
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    Hannah McMahon · 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!

    Sent on 11/08/2019
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    Hayley · Married on 11/10/2018

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    Amazing Food!

    We got married at Spruce Mountain and we had Buffalo Gals cater our reception of about 110 people. The food was delicious, and we got several compliments on it, especially on the tri-tip! The servers were also very professional and kind. I would definitely use Buffalo Gals Catering again!

    Sent on 12/25/2018

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The Picnic Basket Family of Companies FAQ

  • What is the average catering price per person for plated service?
    $ 35.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    $ 32.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    $ 34.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?
    $ 25.00
  • 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 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
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tapas
    Tastings
  • What types of cuisine do you cater?
    American
    Asian
    BBQ
    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
    Kosher
    Nut Free
    Organic
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Liquor License
    Bartender(s)
    Limited Bar
    House Beer
    Specialty Beer
    House Wine
    Specialty Wine
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    Premium Liquor
    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

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    20 in 2020!

    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!

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 See on map
    719-470-2554 (Phone number)
    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.