Catering in the time of COVID
Just because there’s a pandemic underway doesn’t mean the party has to stop – it just needs to happen in a safe manner. These St. Louis area caterers are working around the clock to ensure your next event keeps your guests full and happy while staying safe and sanitized.
This five-star wedding and event caterer serves top performers at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, corporations, private parties and all of St. Louis’ best wedding venues. With 36 years experience, chef-owner Larry G. is a master menu planner, catering to nearly any dietary restriction or desire. Dreaming up your next event? The trendsetting New Day Catering™ keeps your guests happy, safe and healthy. Talented chefs create made-to-order meals including omelets, authentic pastas, mouthwatering salads, chicken bruschetta and prime tenderloin with signature dark and white horseradish sauce. Championship Catering was named a Top 25 Caterer in St. Louis by the St. Louis Business Journal and has won numerous other awards.
2249 Woodson Road, St. Louis, 314.606.9520, championshipcatering.com
Let Anthonino’s make your next party, meeting or reception perfect with its extensive menus of Italian, Greek and American specialties to cover your guests’ needs. From finger foods and the award-winning, house-made toasted ravioli and spanakopita to a full-service dinner with fresh lamb, fish and beef, Anthonino’s will please even the pickiest eaters. For more information on catering, email
2225 Macklind Ave., 314.773.4455 ext. 5, St. Louis, anthoninos.com
BEAST Craft BBQ Co.
Barbecue catering from BEAST Craft BBQ Co. and BEAST Butcher & Block is widely considered the best in the region, from the customer service to the final product. It’s not just something they do – they’ve mastered it with nationally recognized, award-winning barbecue and a dedicated catering team. They specialize in carefully sourced heritage breeds simply prepared to showcase the quality of the animal. From boxed lunches to weddings, the two locations allow them to deliver anywhere on either side of the river. Email email@example.com for more information.
618.973.5285 beastcraftbbq.com, beastbbqstl.com
The private room at Cyrano’s is a beautiful, unique space for your next private event. With its bright colors and eclectic interior design, it offers something you can’t find in traditional banquet rooms. They can accommodate up to 50 people for a sit-down dinner and up to 70 people for a cocktail-style event. (Ever-changing COVID regulations may alter this, so ask when inquiring about catering.) Cyrano’s offers a flexible menu based on the full restaurant menu starting at only $12 for lunch and $18 for dinner. And don't forget the house-made, award-winning desserts. Located in beautiful Webster Groves, Cyrano’s is centrally located and close to major highways. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
603 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, 314.963.3434, cyranos.com
Dalie’s is more than just a smokehouse. Think of the catering staff as your personal menu planner and extension of your event team. Known for its responsiveness, attention to detail and enthusiasm for your event, Dalie’s takes the menu planning off your plate. They specialize in private parties, corporate events and meetings, weddings, rehearsal dinners and showers, and are pandemic-compliant. Choose from a standard list of smoked meats, including beef pastrami, tri-tip sirloin and vegan jackfruit, along with sides like pit baked beans and mac and cheese. Email email@example.com for more information.
2951 Dougherty Ferry Road, St. Louis, 314.243.8740, daliessmokehouse.com
Edg-Clif Vineyard, Winery, Brewery
Host your next event of 50 to 250 people at this third-generation, family-owned farm, which boasts an array of award-winning vinos along with a farmhouse brewery and plenty of craft beers. The spacious, open-air pavilion overlooks acres upon acres of vineyards and gardens, and there are three renovated farmhouses (all over 100 years old and furnished with family antiques) on the property to house your guests. Choose from one of the preferred caterers – Sugarfire Smoke House, Bow Tie Catering, 12 West Bar and Grill, and Black Bird Café – or bring in your own caterer. Check out the website for more information on hosting your next birthday party, wedding, corporate event or any other type of party you can devise.
10035 Edg-Clif Drive, Potosi, 573.438.4741, edg-clif.com
Gourmet Soul Restaurant and Catering
With over five years of experience, Gourmet Soul Restaurant and Catering, prioritizes the success of your event and has earned its COVID-19 serve-safe certification. With homestyle, house-made food and fully customizable menus, their goal is to combine creativity, passion and professionalism in everything they do. They specialize in making your vision a reality and concentrate on serving the customer’s needs, whatever they may be. Let Gourmet Soul host your next event.
1620 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314.339.5658, gourmetsoul.com
Kaleidoscope Craft Brew Coffee
Kaleidoscope is a coffee roastery, brewery and mobile coffee bar. Their mobile catering services offer handcrafted cold and hot coffee offerings, ice cream coffee floats, affogatos, and other non-coffee craft beverages. They serve from two vintage trucks perfect for photo ops, a ’52 Chevy pickup and a ’64 Corvair van. Both vehicles are customized to serve draft coffee and other beverages from taps on the vehicles. Is your event inside? They have a mobile bar for serving inside too! Their coffee products can be found at a growing list of retailers across Missouri and Illinois, and can be shipped nationwide. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or find them on social @craftbrewcoffee.
Accommodating groups from 20 to 200, Mayo Ketchup specializes in traditional Puerto Rican and Cuban favorites, all made in-house. Pernil (roasted pork) with arroz con gandules (yellow rice with pigeon peas) is the national holiday dish in Puerto Rico and is featured on all menus. The picadera sampler is an assortment of the most popular appetizers and can be made for any size group. And whole tres leches cakes are a great addition to any holiday menu. Choose from packaged meals with meats and sides and add-on options for appetizers and desserts; a menu priced by the pan or piece; or boxed lunches and bowls. All catering menus available for pickup or delivery. Full-service catering is available for groups of 50 or more. When calling, ask for Mandy Estrella.
2001 Park Ave., St. Louis, 314.696.2699, plantaingirl.com
With a large delivery radius, this locally owned Mellow Mushroom serves events of all sizes all around the greater St. Louis area. Options range from a breakfast menu and box lunches with sandwiches, wraps, salads and more to stone-baked pizza buffets and to-go cocktails, with plenty of gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian items, all in eco-friendly, recyclable packaging designed for travel. Let them bring the food to you, or rent space on the property like the amazing beer garden and covered patio. Or check out the new program called the Mellow Block Party, where they can deliver dinner for your entire neighborhood.
3811 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Sunset Hills, 314.681.6772, email@example.com
Narwhal’s, with locations in Midtown St. Louis and Streets of St. Charles, is well known for its unique, made-from-scratch frozen cocktails. But what not everyone may know is that Narwhal’s can also bring the party to you. Its friendly, knowledgeable event team will set up at your location for parties, weddings and corporate events. For outdoor events, there’s a one-of-a-kind, 24-foot food truck (nicknamed “Norbert Junior”) that can bring five flavors of frozen drinks plus three taps of delicious kegged cocktails to wherever you are. (Neighborhood block party, anyone?) For catering inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3906 Laclede Ave., St. Louis, 314.696.8388; 1450 Beale St., No. 125, St. Charles, 636.395.7315, narwhalscrafted.com
Orlando Banquets and Catering
This family-owned and -operated business has been helping St. Louis celebrate with delicious food and outstanding service for over 52 years. Specializing in trendsetting, customized menus and creative presentation, they offer everything from drop-off party trays and simple buffets to elegant, formal dining, butler-passed hors d’oeuvres and interactive chef stations. Orlando’s caters to private homes and offices, and is also a preferred caterer at over 30 unique venues, now including the Soulard Franklin Room. They offer all-inclusive packages at their two Orlando’s Event Centers and a bed and breakfast log cabin, The Lodge at Grant’s Trail.
2050 Dorsett Village, Maryland Heights, 314.453.9000; 4300 Hoffmeister Ave., St. Louis, 314.638.6660, orlandogardens.com
You love that award-winning Memphis-style barbecue at Pappy’s, so imagine how your guests will feel. The Pappy’s catering team is known for its professionalism, responsiveness, attention to detail and COVID-19 compliance. Perfect for any event you can imagine in Pappy’s private banquet space, one of St. Louis’s top venues or any location you choose. There are boxed lunches, full-service catering with or without appetizers and whole hog packages available. Email email@example.com for more information.
3106 Olive St., St. Louis, 314.607.2446, pappyssmokehouse.com
Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe
Pickleman’s has won numerous awards for its sandwiches, but the expanded catering options have made it the first choice for company catering across the St. Louis market. Pickleman’s offers delivery, pickup and curbside services and can provide individually packaged and labeled lunches for any size group. Pickleman’s catering menu includes 10 sandwich boxes, box lunches, bulk salads, bulk soups, pizza, cookies, chips, pickles and beverages. To browse the full menu, visit picklemans.com/catering.php.
Multiple locations, picklemans.com
Super Smokers BBQ
Super Smokers has catered in St. Louis for over 24 years, serving events as large as 10,000 people and as far away as the White House. Choose from typical barbecue fare like brisket, pork, chicken, turkey and even whole hogs, as well as off-menu items like Cajun food, pasta con broccoli, appetizers and desserts. Want something different? They are happy to customize the menu to suit your needs. And with a food trailer, Super Smokers caters to every type of event, from backyard barbecues to white-table, black-tie affairs.
601 Stockell Drive, Eureka, 636.938.9742, supersmokers.com
While The Gramophone specializes in sandwiches galore, the catering side has quite a bit of variety, including hot boxes, pan sides, feast packs and boxed lunches, which can feed anywhere from 10 to 100 people. Pro tip: The mac and cheese is always a huge hit. Delivery is available within a 5-mile radius of the Grove. Order online and schedule a date and time for pickup or delivery through the Square store. Check the website for updated hours. Want contact-free delivery? Just ask when placing your order.
4243 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314.531.5700, gramophonestl.com/catering
The Pasta House Co.
Turn a nearly 50-year St. Louis tradition into a memorable experience by allowing The Pasta House Co. to supply your catering needs. Check out the Parties To Go Menu available for pickup from one of the several locations that feeds smaller groups up to 50 people and includes pans of pastas, salads, and their Family Meals that start at $29.99 and feed a family of four. Online ordering is available for curbside pickup or delivery. Call the number below or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Multiple locations, 314.644.1400, pastahouse.com
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