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.
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!
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.
58 Reviews for The Picnic Basket Family of Companies
Recommended by 87% of couples
Janet M. · Married on 07/18/2020
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!Sent on 08/22/2020
Jourdan L. · Married on 12/07/2019
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.Sent on 12/14/2019
Hannah M. · Married on 08/15/2019
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
The Picnic Basket Family of Companies Price Rates
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!
Team of The Picnic Basket Family of Companies
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 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!
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.
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!