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Catering in Colorado Springs, CO,

The Picnic Basket Family of Companies

1701 A south 8th Street
Colorado Springs, CO, CO
Services: Catering | Login to save vendor
(719) 635-0200

About Us

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!

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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  • 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!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Catering

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

    $ 75.00

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

    $ 45.00

    What is the average catering price per person for stations?

    $ 65.00

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

    $ 45.00

    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 is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 10.00

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


    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

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