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Buffalo Gals Grilling Co./ Cravings 5 Star Catering/ Picnic Basket Catering Co.

Colorado Springs , CO
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1701 A south 8th Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80905 US (map)

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719-635-0200

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ABOUT US

Serving the Pikes Peak Region and all of Southern Colorado for over 20 years with 3 delicious divisions:

-Cravings 5 Star Catering for VIP and elegant events. Complete event... Read more
Serving the Pikes Peak Region and all of Southern Colorado for over 20 years with 3 delicious divisions:

-Cravings 5 Star Catering for VIP and elegant events. Complete event planning services for weddings, galas and large
corporate events. From service staff to rentals, bar service to venues, leave nothing to chance. Twenty years of experience in event planning and catering. See our menus at www.cravingscatering.com

-Buffalo Gals Grilling Company: From Santa Maria Style, tri tip BBQ to great American BBQ specialties like ribs, brisket and "rip yer lips off" chicken, Buffalo Gals will introduce the best of Colorado to your guests. We cater anywhere in the great outdoors, or in the beautiful "indoors". Rehearsals, wedding receptions, family gatherings and business promotions, it's a "performance as well as a feast". www.buffalogalsgrilling.com

Picnic Basket "affordable" catering for casual get togethers "when you have more taste ...than time". We do the work and take the stress out of preparing for a crowd-large or small. Whether we do all or just part of your menu, we make the food taste great and you look great. Enjoy the party and reap the compliments. We're here to help! www.pbcatering.com

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INFO FOR CATERING

What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
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

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.8/5.0
We decided to go with the picnic basket because of their reputation. They were very accommodating with our special requests, they don't have "no" in their vocabulary. It is on the pricey side but we were willing to pay more for the experience and expertise the company represented.
The day of I felt they were a little slow on bringing out the food and a few items lacked the accompanying sauce. The food was not bad, just a little on the dry side. After the dinner we were told that our bartender was leaving despite paying for the whole night. Thankfully, the venue did not let him leave since a bartender was necessary. I was not a fan of the bartender from The Picnic Basket, he refused to give us shots and did not seem happy to be there. He also told a guest he wasn't an actual bartender and admitted he didn't know what a manhattan was.
I would recommend The Picnic Basket but suggest going with your own bartender.
We decided to go with the picnic basket because of their reputation. They were very accommodating with our special Read more...
We decided to go with the picnic basket because of their reputation. They were very accommodating with our special requests, they don't have "no" in their vocabulary. It is on the pricey side but we were willing to pay more for the experience and expertise the company represented.
The day of I felt they were a little slow on bringing out the food and a few items lacked the accompanying sauce. The food was not bad, just a little on the dry side. After the dinner we were told that our bartender was leaving despite paying for the whole night. Thankfully, the venue did not let him leave since a bartender was necessary. I was not a fan of the bartender from The Picnic Basket, he refused to give us shots and did not seem happy to be there. He also told a guest he wasn't an actual bartender and admitted he didn't know what a manhattan was.
I would recommend The Picnic Basket but suggest going with your own bartender. Read less
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kelli
Wedding:
7/25/2015
5.0/5.0
They are amazing. They cater our work events as well and that's how I knew to go directly to them! We had chicken and fish and a few sides and everyone loved it!!
They are amazing. They cater our work events as well and that's how I knew to go directly to them! We had chicken and fish Read more...
They are amazing. They cater our work events as well and that's how I knew to go directly to them! We had chicken and fish and a few sides and everyone loved it!! Read less
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Shelly
Wedding:
7/4/2015
4.6/5.0
Fabulous food, fabulous service at our event. The food was even better than at the tasting (which is really saying something!) Everything was cooked perfectly and served at the right temperature. The staff was amazing and worked very hard to make sure everything was exactly the way we wanted. Our party was interrupted by an incredible sideways rain, hail, thunder and lightening storm. The staff was incredibly flexible and very concerned that we were alright. We had to put a pause on the party due to safety but Buffalo Gals worked very hard to get everything cleaned up and ready for us to resume. I can't imagine working with a better staff. I worked very hard to stay on top of things as our rehearsal dinner was planned from long distance. If you are looking for a barbecue Buffalo Gals will make you happy.
Fabulous food, fabulous service at our event. The food was even better than at the tasting (which is really saying Read more...
Fabulous food, fabulous service at our event. The food was even better than at the tasting (which is really saying something!) Everything was cooked perfectly and served at the right temperature. The staff was amazing and worked very hard to make sure everything was exactly the way we wanted. Our party was interrupted by an incredible sideways rain, hail, thunder and lightening storm. The staff was incredibly flexible and very concerned that we were alright. We had to put a pause on the party due to safety but Buffalo Gals worked very hard to get everything cleaned up and ready for us to resume. I can't imagine working with a better staff. I worked very hard to stay on top of things as our rehearsal dinner was planned from long distance. If you are looking for a barbecue Buffalo Gals will make you happy. Read less
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Mindy
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
My daughter and I chose Cravings because of the coordinator - Lauren Brenner. She went so far above and beyond what she had to do to ensure that the day was perfect.
Food - After the tasting, we were able to change some of the dishes in our original order to things we thought guests would prefer. We chose several appetizers and the pasta bar. Everything was fresh and delicious. If you get the artichoke-Parmesan appetizer, be sure to order extra. The guests LOVED it!
Preparation and setup - The wedding was at Hillside Gardens; Lauren and her staff took care of all the setup/take-down. Lauren even took in our seating chart and other extras to set up for us. She also reached out to a new linen vendor to get my daughter's wedding colors for the table overlays and napkins.
After the wedding and reception, Lauren helped make sure that everything we needed was loaded in our car. She even returned the baker's cake stand for us.
My daughter and I chose Cravings because of the coordinator - Lauren Brenner. She went so far above and beyond what she Read more...
My daughter and I chose Cravings because of the coordinator - Lauren Brenner. She went so far above and beyond what she had to do to ensure that the day was perfect.
Food - After the tasting, we were able to change some of the dishes in our original order to things we thought guests would prefer. We chose several appetizers and the pasta bar. Everything was fresh and delicious. If you get the artichoke-Parmesan appetizer, be sure to order extra. The guests LOVED it!
Preparation and setup - The wedding was at Hillside Gardens; Lauren and her staff took care of all the setup/take-down. Lauren even took in our seating chart and other extras to set up for us. She also reached out to a new linen vendor to get my daughter's wedding colors for the table overlays and napkins.
After the wedding and reception, Lauren helped make sure that everything we needed was loaded in our car. She even returned the baker's cake stand for us. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Beth
Wedding:
10/11/2014
3.3/5.0
We used Cravings 5 Star Catering for our wedding. I was very impressed with the delicious lemon chicken and garlic mashed potatoes. They also had a quick team that switched our venue over quickly between the venue and ceremony. If you have a buffet they will match your theme to decorate the buffet. I would highly recommend paying extra to have a bartender come, our bar was handled seamlessly!

The only reason I didn’t give them 5 stars were some small details. I had met with them several times and typed up all of our wedding details very clearly so there would be no questions, then on the day of the wedding the caterers were bothering my mother with questions. Our tables were set-up 2 hours early. And there was some confusion and unfortunately our champagne wedding toast was 20 minutes late.
We used Cravings 5 Star Catering for our wedding. I was very impressed with the delicious lemon chicken and garlic mashed Read more...
We used Cravings 5 Star Catering for our wedding. I was very impressed with the delicious lemon chicken and garlic mashed potatoes. They also had a quick team that switched our venue over quickly between the venue and ceremony. If you have a buffet they will match your theme to decorate the buffet. I would highly recommend paying extra to have a bartender come, our bar was handled seamlessly!

The only reason I didn’t give them 5 stars were some small details. I had met with them several times and typed up all of our wedding details very clearly so there would be no questions, then on the day of the wedding the caterers were bothering my mother with questions. Our tables were set-up 2 hours early. And there was some confusion and unfortunately our champagne wedding toast was 20 minutes late. Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
We used the Picnic Basket for our wedding and Buffalo Gals for our rehearsal dinner. I have absolutely no complaints! The food was amazing and the service was outstanding! They went out of their way to make our day amazing!
We used the Picnic Basket for our wedding and Buffalo Gals for our rehearsal dinner. I have absolutely no complaints! The Read more...
We used the Picnic Basket for our wedding and Buffalo Gals for our rehearsal dinner. I have absolutely no complaints! The food was amazing and the service was outstanding! They went out of their way to make our day amazing! Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
8/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Buffalo Gals catered our Rehearsal Dinner and they did a fabulous job! The food was SO delicious!! They did a beautiful job in presenting the food, were incredibly helpful, and took great pride in delivering such great service! We had an ice cream bar after dinner which was lots of fun too! Thank you Buffalo Gals!
Buffalo Gals catered our Rehearsal Dinner and they did a fabulous job! The food was SO delicious!! They did a beautiful Read more...
Buffalo Gals catered our Rehearsal Dinner and they did a fabulous job! The food was SO delicious!! They did a beautiful job in presenting the food, were incredibly helpful, and took great pride in delivering such great service! We had an ice cream bar after dinner which was lots of fun too! Thank you Buffalo Gals! Read less
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morgan
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
I planned our wedding from out of state and Cravings was so easy to work with. Cassie is seriously the sweetest girl ever and was always willing to do anything to help us. They did a wonderful job on our wedding day- our guests continue to talk about how good the food was and how pleasant and accommodating the servers were. I would highly recommend Cravings to any bride looking for awesome food and a very easy process!
I planned our wedding from out of state and Cravings was so easy to work with. Cassie is seriously the sweetest girl ever Read more...
I planned our wedding from out of state and Cravings was so easy to work with. Cassie is seriously the sweetest girl ever and was always willing to do anything to help us. They did a wonderful job on our wedding day- our guests continue to talk about how good the food was and how pleasant and accommodating the servers were. I would highly recommend Cravings to any bride looking for awesome food and a very easy process! Read less
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Clara
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
What a fantastic job Cassie and her crew did for our wedding! They did all the linens, tableware and chairs as well as excellent hors d'oeuvres and a lovely buffet dinner. Her staff was terrific. Cassie was extremely pleasant to work with, accommodating and very professional with great suggestions for the food. We could not have been more pleased with Cravings!
What a fantastic job Cassie and her crew did for our wedding! They did all the linens, tableware and chairs as well as Read more...
What a fantastic job Cassie and her crew did for our wedding! They did all the linens, tableware and chairs as well as excellent hors d'oeuvres and a lovely buffet dinner. Her staff was terrific. Cassie was extremely pleasant to work with, accommodating and very professional with great suggestions for the food. We could not have been more pleased with Cravings! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
1.9/5.0
I have to say working with Cravings was not the experience I thought it would be. I had worked with them in the past on other events and thought it would be a repeat of the great service and attention to detail that I had previously experienced. They were not prepared for the venue, and thus did not have enough staff or supplies. Example: the venue did not have a water supply, so our guests had no water for almost 2 hours, except what they could get from a public drinking fountain. They showed up with the wrong chairs, so I had plastic folding chairs in a museum decorated in marble, granite and ornate brass - talk about not fitting in. To top it all off, we delivered ahead of time all the centerpiece items, special toasting stemware, special utensils for cake cutting, etc. only to find out the staff wasn't going to set it out as was discussed. My mom had to send a family member to try and set things up about 30 min. before our guests started arriving - while my ceremony was still going on. I will say the food was, as always, absolutely amazing. There was one server who tried her best to get things done. If she had had any help it may have gone much better. But, to have 120 hungry people with no water sitting around for almost 30 minutes before the buffet was set up to feed everyone, no one really cared how good the food tasted. Good thing we had a ton of cold adult beverages (that we provided) to at least keep almost everyone calm.
I have to say working with Cravings was not the experience I thought it would be. I had worked with them in the past on Read more...
I have to say working with Cravings was not the experience I thought it would be. I had worked with them in the past on other events and thought it would be a repeat of the great service and attention to detail that I had previously experienced. They were not prepared for the venue, and thus did not have enough staff or supplies. Example: the venue did not have a water supply, so our guests had no water for almost 2 hours, except what they could get from a public drinking fountain. They showed up with the wrong chairs, so I had plastic folding chairs in a museum decorated in marble, granite and ornate brass - talk about not fitting in. To top it all off, we delivered ahead of time all the centerpiece items, special toasting stemware, special utensils for cake cutting, etc. only to find out the staff wasn't going to set it out as was discussed. My mom had to send a family member to try and set things up about 30 min. before our guests started arriving - while my ceremony was still going on. I will say the food was, as always, absolutely amazing. There was one server who tried her best to get things done. If she had had any help it may have gone much better. But, to have 120 hungry people with no water sitting around for almost 30 minutes before the buffet was set up to feed everyone, no one really cared how good the food tasted. Good thing we had a ton of cold adult beverages (that we provided) to at least keep almost everyone calm. Read less
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