12 Reviews
Plated, Buffet, Stations, Family Style

About Walter Burke Catering

We started our company in 1981 with the goal of preparing great food and sending it wherever and whenever our customers needed it to be served. This has taken us to the deserts and the mountains, all over the state of New Mexico, Arizona, Texas and Utah. We’ve gone to Napa Valley, to cook for the Mondavi Winery, shipped food by Federal Express. Gardens, rooftops, wine cellars, meadows, opera parking lots, private residences, convention centers, art galleries, and patios… these are our dining rooms.  We are a full service catering business and can supply the necessary equipment to make your event a success. We can also help in planning the entertainment, floral arrangements, security and valet services. We coordinate the entire event. Please contact us at 505-473-9600 or events@walterburkecatering.com. 

Categories: Wedding Caterer

Regions serviced: Albuquerque

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12 Reviews for Walter Burke Catering

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Angela Reese worked with us in planning the menu and tweaking it to accommodate all the different palates and allergies of my guests. The tasting that we did a month prior to our wedding was a delicious prelude and allowed us to perfect our menu. We had both our rehearsal dinner and wedding reception catered by them, and both meals were very good. Susan was our captain and she went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly. We had 2 cakes the chocolate ganache and chantilly white. The chocolate cake was too die for! The chantilly cake was dry and if I had to do it again, I would have made an alternate choice. The sugared fruit on the chantilly cake was good. We chose a buffet, and the salmon had a great flavor, but some of the guests commented that at room temperature was not as appetizing. I would highly recommend the avocado wonton hors doeuvres! Overall, we were very satisfied, the menu and service provided.

Profile Picture Felicia, 3/3/18, 3 Reviews
Category: Catering
Services Used: Bartender(s), Limited Bar, Signature Drink, Southwestern, Vegan, Vegetarian, Buffet, Cake, Cocktail Reception, Custom Menu, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Server(s), Tastings
5.0

Walter Burke Review
Planning and Communication
When we reached out to 4 caterers, Walter Burke was quick to respond. We requested an in person meeting, copies of potential menus and pricing and information about their availability on our requested date and information about whether they would be willing to work within the constraints of La Mesita Ranch's liquor policy.
They were the only caterer able to respond in a direct and quick way (The Hilton at Buffalo Thunder had to create a new pricing structure for La Mesita Ranch....Hotel Santa Fe returned our 6th or 7th call and was in the midst of a staff transition...other places didn't return our calls). We met with Angela and planned everything out in an hour. She was patient with the small number of changes we made between the summer planning session and the fall wedding.
They were patient with the difficulties we had finding a date for a site visit to La Mesita.

Set up, take down
They were super-efficient in the process of setting everything up and taking everything down. They brought everything they said they would bring and had 1 or 2 extra things that the property was supposed to provide but didn't.

Beauty
The event was stunning. The 50-person table was absolutely gorgeous. We provided our own flowers, conversation cards, votive candles, and table cloths (recommendation: rent the table cloths and don't spend hours of your life ironing). They set the table up and it was beautiful. They also did separate set ups for a cello concert/champagne event, the wedding cake cutting and a coffee bar.

Food
We ordered steak, salmon, a vegetarian option and some kid options. Our food was cooked perfectly, delivered hot and the quality was just what I'd hoped for.

Personnel
The event manager and the staff made a point of introducing themselves, they were attentive. I didn't see one person flagging down a server all night. They seemed to be everywhere they were needed watching for wine and water glasses

Profile Picture Carmen, 10/8/16, 3 Reviews
Category: Catering
Services Used: Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Vegetarian

Walter Burke Catering Pricing

Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Plated
$100.00
Buffet
$75.00
Stations
$90.00
Hors d'Oeuvres
$40.00
Catering Prices Include:
Cake Cutting
Clean Up
Set Up
Bar Service Price Per Person
Bar Service Price Per Person
Starting from $5.00

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The caterer most requested by our customers. He is able to create a wide variety of options from the simple to the supreme for your event.

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PO Box 914, 1209 Calle de Comercio, Santa Fe, NM 87504   See On Map
505-473-9600 (phone)
Walter Burke Catering is a wedding caterer from Santa Fe, New Mexico. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Northern New Mexico. Walter Burke Catering is a professional wedding caterer that has been part of the Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico wedding industry for 33 years. We specialize in customized catering.