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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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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 catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New)
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
4000

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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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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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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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Julia
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Cassie was so patient with us as we finalized our menus for rehearsal dinner and reception. Food was great! Highly recommend.
Cassie was so patient with us as we finalized our menus for rehearsal dinner and reception. Food was great! Highly Read more...
Cassie was so patient with us as we finalized our menus for rehearsal dinner and reception. Food was great! Highly recommend. Read less
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Betsy
Wedding:
1/11/2014
4.0/5.0
The food was delicious! We had buffalo flank steak, grilled chicken, mashed potato bar, vegetables, etc. They also made sweet tea for us, which was great. The only issues were that we had some problems getting feedback/contact when we had questions/etc throughout the planning. It was during the holidays so maybe that is why. Cassie was great to work with, and as a southerner she knew what we wanted in sweet tea :)
The food was delicious! We had buffalo flank steak, grilled chicken, mashed potato bar, vegetables, etc. They also made Read more...
The food was delicious! We had buffalo flank steak, grilled chicken, mashed potato bar, vegetables, etc. They also made sweet tea for us, which was great. The only issues were that we had some problems getting feedback/contact when we had questions/etc throughout the planning. It was during the holidays so maybe that is why. Cassie was great to work with, and as a southerner she knew what we wanted in sweet tea :) Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
10/27/2013
2.3/5.0
Overall, very disappointed by our experience with Buffalo Gals on our wedding day and in the week after. Throughout the year, we worked with Cassie who was professional, very responsive, kind, and helpful. We are certain if Cassie had remained involved through our wedding day, we would have been far happier. In the month leading up to our wedding day, Michelle T., one of the owners, took over. Her customer service is poor and unprofessional. On our wedding day, we did not receive any vegetarian meals. Food and plates ran out on the buffet, while guests waited in line, and took long enough to replenish that guests questioned if we were out of food altogether. After, I shared feedback about the service and Michelle's response to me was that she had a good staff there who told her they were "certain" the slow dinner service was due to guests watching our slideshow. Guests’ watching a slideshow doesn’t cause food to run out and not be replenished. My mom emailed and clarified what the problem was, but Michelle didn't respond to her. She never has acknowledged the actual problem or their role in it. She credited us eight meals for the vegetarian meals we didn't receive, but also charged us more staff hours, so in the end we still paid more. Michelle couldn't be bothered with sending us an itemized contract (told us it wasn't customary); Cassie itemized it. Finally, though Michelle wasn't compelled to respond to our feedback, she did email us a week later asking for payment. Even though her business had received the check two days prior and cashed it on the day she emailed us. The food itself was delicious and guests raved about it. Andrea, our bartender, was great. We requested her full name three times to send gratuity, but noone answered. The dinner service itself was frustrating, but not a huge deal. However, in working with Michelle, we had many problems.These, but primarily her poor response & attitude, is why I wouldn't recommend BG, nor would I use them again.
Overall, very disappointed by our experience with Buffalo Gals on our wedding day and in the week after. Throughout the Read more...
Overall, very disappointed by our experience with Buffalo Gals on our wedding day and in the week after. Throughout the year, we worked with Cassie who was professional, very responsive, kind, and helpful. We are certain if Cassie had remained involved through our wedding day, we would have been far happier. In the month leading up to our wedding day, Michelle T., one of the owners, took over. Her customer service is poor and unprofessional. On our wedding day, we did not receive any vegetarian meals. Food and plates ran out on the buffet, while guests waited in line, and took long enough to replenish that guests questioned if we were out of food altogether. After, I shared feedback about the service and Michelle's response to me was that she had a good staff there who told her they were "certain" the slow dinner service was due to guests watching our slideshow. Guests’ watching a slideshow doesn’t cause food to run out and not be replenished. My mom emailed and clarified what the problem was, but Michelle didn't respond to her. She never has acknowledged the actual problem or their role in it. She credited us eight meals for the vegetarian meals we didn't receive, but also charged us more staff hours, so in the end we still paid more. Michelle couldn't be bothered with sending us an itemized contract (told us it wasn't customary); Cassie itemized it. Finally, though Michelle wasn't compelled to respond to our feedback, she did email us a week later asking for payment. Even though her business had received the check two days prior and cashed it on the day she emailed us. The food itself was delicious and guests raved about it. Andrea, our bartender, was great. We requested her full name three times to send gratuity, but noone answered. The dinner service itself was frustrating, but not a huge deal. However, in working with Michelle, we had many problems.These, but primarily her poor response & attitude, is why I wouldn't recommend BG, nor would I use them again. Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
9/29/2013
5.0/5.0
LOVED our food - especially the tri-tip beef and mac & cheese bites. They were on top of their game and ensured we were happy from start to finish.
LOVED our food - especially the tri-tip beef and mac & cheese bites. They were on top of their game and ensured we were Read more...
LOVED our food - especially the tri-tip beef and mac & cheese bites. They were on top of their game and ensured we were happy from start to finish. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.0/5.0
Terrible experience. When we added several guests (with at least 2 weeks notice) the over all price nearly doubled. More or less bait and switch tactics. So now, rather than $5000, I am looking at $9000! It's 2 weeks before the wedding...what are you going to do? And they know that, and use it to their advantage. The owner would not return my calls, or even see me when I visited the office. OK. I'll live with it. But then the real kicker. On the night of the event, they set up a single serving line instead of a double serving line. More than 2 hours after the 1st table got served, I am running around apologizing to the remaining guests that had not yet been served. When they did get served the meal was cold and tasteless. I suggest you look further for your catering needs.
Terrible experience. When we added several guests (with at least 2 weeks notice) the over all price nearly doubled. More Read more...
Terrible experience. When we added several guests (with at least 2 weeks notice) the over all price nearly doubled. More or less bait and switch tactics. So now, rather than $5000, I am looking at $9000! It's 2 weeks before the wedding...what are you going to do? And they know that, and use it to their advantage. The owner would not return my calls, or even see me when I visited the office. OK. I'll live with it. But then the real kicker. On the night of the event, they set up a single serving line instead of a double serving line. More than 2 hours after the 1st table got served, I am running around apologizing to the remaining guests that had not yet been served. When they did get served the meal was cold and tasteless. I suggest you look further for your catering needs. Read less
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