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

Colorado Springs , CO
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LOCATION

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

PHONE

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 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
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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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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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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Carmen
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
My catering was done by Picnic Basket. I chose a buffet style fajita bar with 3 meats. Shortly before the wedding I found out I would have about a dozen children attending the wedding and they were able to add chicken tender meals for the children. The servers they sent were excellent and very attentive to the needs of our guests.
My catering was done by Picnic Basket. I chose a buffet style fajita bar with 3 meats. Shortly before the wedding I found Read more...
My catering was done by Picnic Basket. I chose a buffet style fajita bar with 3 meats. Shortly before the wedding I found out I would have about a dozen children attending the wedding and they were able to add chicken tender meals for the children. The servers they sent were excellent and very attentive to the needs of our guests. Read less
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Kirsten
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Cravings for our wedding and are so glad we did. They were organized and easy to work with. They really help you customize the menu to your needs. Their prices were more reasonable than any other vendor we looked into and their food was better too. We got so many compliments at our wedding and they even package up any leftovers for you at the end of the night... awesome to have after the honeymoon when you don't want to make anything major!
We used Cravings for our wedding and are so glad we did. They were organized and easy to work with. They really help you Read more...
We used Cravings for our wedding and are so glad we did. They were organized and easy to work with. They really help you customize the menu to your needs. Their prices were more reasonable than any other vendor we looked into and their food was better too. We got so many compliments at our wedding and they even package up any leftovers for you at the end of the night... awesome to have after the honeymoon when you don't want to make anything major! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/27/2013
1.5/5.0
Not happy! In the beginning they were great and very responsive. Then after we met to taste the food it went down hill from there. They failed to show up for our initial walk thru at the venue. We scheduled a second walk thru and the very young and unprofessional representaive they sent was annoying. She kept arguing with us. The day of the wedding they did show up on time (I had my doubts). The set up was nice, but the food was awful. Cold and nowhere close to what we had tasted in our previous meeting. Then to top it off they charged me an additional hour for the servers.
Not happy! In the beginning they were great and very responsive. Then after we met to taste the food it went down hill Read more...
Not happy! In the beginning they were great and very responsive. Then after we met to taste the food it went down hill from there. They failed to show up for our initial walk thru at the venue. We scheduled a second walk thru and the very young and unprofessional representaive they sent was annoying. She kept arguing with us. The day of the wedding they did show up on time (I had my doubts). The set up was nice, but the food was awful. Cold and nowhere close to what we had tasted in our previous meeting. Then to top it off they charged me an additional hour for the servers. Read less
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Carey
Wedding:
7/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Cassie & her crew did a wonderful job at our son & daughter in laws wedding. The tri tip beef was outstanding as well was the grilled salmon. They were very organized and professional. Cassie was very helpful in suggesting things we may need as I was my own wedding planner. We would certainly use them again as well as make it a point to visit them for some awesome BBQ next time we're in town.
Cassie & her crew did a wonderful job at our son & daughter in laws wedding. The tri tip beef was outstanding as well was Read more...
Cassie & her crew did a wonderful job at our son & daughter in laws wedding. The tri tip beef was outstanding as well was the grilled salmon. They were very organized and professional. Cassie was very helpful in suggesting things we may need as I was my own wedding planner. We would certainly use them again as well as make it a point to visit them for some awesome BBQ next time we're in town. Read less
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Brittany and Joshua
Wedding:
6/22/2013
1.1/5.0
I was very disappointed with this vendor. The tasting was great and the staff was awesome BEFORE we signed a contract. Once they knew we were a small wedding, I could never reach my rep and had many issues getting my order right. The food was not the same at the wedding as at the tasting. It was cold and bland. The staff at the wedding was also awful. We had to get them out of the back room on numerous occasions when we needed something. Every time we went in there, the staff was eating or playing on their phones. They may have better service at larger weddings that bring in more $, but I would not recommend anyone to try this vendor. The prices are good, but it was not worth the stress created by using them on my wedding day.
I was very disappointed with this vendor. The tasting was great and the staff was awesome BEFORE we signed a contract. Read more...
I was very disappointed with this vendor. The tasting was great and the staff was awesome BEFORE we signed a contract. Once they knew we were a small wedding, I could never reach my rep and had many issues getting my order right. The food was not the same at the wedding as at the tasting. It was cold and bland. The staff at the wedding was also awful. We had to get them out of the back room on numerous occasions when we needed something. Every time we went in there, the staff was eating or playing on their phones. They may have better service at larger weddings that bring in more $, but I would not recommend anyone to try this vendor. The prices are good, but it was not worth the stress created by using them on my wedding day. Read less
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Stacey
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
The food was great. They have a huge menu to choose from. Our rehearsal dinner and wedding were at The Depot (formerly Giuseppe's Depot) and they catered both events. We got several comments from guests about how great the food was. The turtle cheesecake is to die for. Staff is very nice and friendly. I would definetely recommend them!
The food was great. They have a huge menu to choose from. Our rehearsal dinner and wedding were at The Depot (formerly Read more...
The food was great. They have a huge menu to choose from. Our rehearsal dinner and wedding were at The Depot (formerly Giuseppe's Depot) and they catered both events. We got several comments from guests about how great the food was. The turtle cheesecake is to die for. Staff is very nice and friendly. I would definetely recommend them! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
I would use this company again for any event. They went way above my expectations to make our event perfect.
I would use this company again for any event. They went way above my expectations to make our event perfect.
I would use this company again for any event. They went way above my expectations to make our event perfect. Read less
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GerryMiale
Wedding:
10/2/2011
3.4/5.0
Upon engaging with this vendor one of the owners decided to take us on herself instead of the usual partner. It was great until the last 4-5 weeks when I couldn't get a return phone call without multiple calls. I didn't have the opportunity to revise the rentals because she assumed I wanted what she had presented. Several other circumstances did provide me an opportunity to revise certain things that would have cut the cost down a bit.
Buffalo Gals were terrific in purchasing additional alcohol during the reception and getting it there before the liquor stores closed (Sunday night).
Bottom line: I think the partner that usually handles the wedding customers should of handled ours.
Upon engaging with this vendor one of the owners decided to take us on herself instead of the usual partner. It was great Read more...
Upon engaging with this vendor one of the owners decided to take us on herself instead of the usual partner. It was great until the last 4-5 weeks when I couldn't get a return phone call without multiple calls. I didn't have the opportunity to revise the rentals because she assumed I wanted what she had presented. Several other circumstances did provide me an opportunity to revise certain things that would have cut the cost down a bit.
Buffalo Gals were terrific in purchasing additional alcohol during the reception and getting it there before the liquor stores closed (Sunday night).
Bottom line: I think the partner that usually handles the wedding customers should of handled ours. Read less
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Abittle
Wedding:
7/29/2011
4.8/5.0
MANY THANKS to Picnic Basket staff (particularly Michelle T.) for helping make our special occasion memorable with an AMAZING feast that everyone raved about...... The courteous service provided, personalization, and assistance afterward was truly outstanding! We were truly fortunate to have PB be a part of our wedding day and would be happy to highly recommend your company without hesitation. -Ashley & Matt :)
MANY THANKS to Picnic Basket staff (particularly Michelle T.) for helping make our special occasion memorable with an Read more...
MANY THANKS to Picnic Basket staff (particularly Michelle T.) for helping make our special occasion memorable with an AMAZING feast that everyone raved about...... The courteous service provided, personalization, and assistance afterward was truly outstanding! We were truly fortunate to have PB be a part of our wedding day and would be happy to highly recommend your company without hesitation. -Ashley & Matt :) Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
7/23/2011
4.6/5.0
Cravings Catering provided amazing food and service for my wedding reception! I loved dish that they served. Also, they were very helpful in creating a meal that fit my budget and desire for a fun, station buffet. They were very professional and experienced - definitely the place to go for wedding catering in Colorado Springs.

One minor complaint: before the wedding, I did have difficulty getting responses from Cravings to my emails. So, it was initially challenging to get on the same page regarding the final menu and price. Once those details were set, the food and event service were amazing.
Cravings Catering provided amazing food and service for my wedding reception! I loved dish that they served. Also, they Read more...
Cravings Catering provided amazing food and service for my wedding reception! I loved dish that they served. Also, they were very helpful in creating a meal that fit my budget and desire for a fun, station buffet. They were very professional and experienced - definitely the place to go for wedding catering in Colorado Springs.

One minor complaint: before the wedding, I did have difficulty getting responses from Cravings to my emails. So, it was initially challenging to get on the same page regarding the final menu and price. Once those details were set, the food and event service were amazing. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
7/16/2011
3.9/5.0
The two waitstaff provied for our event seemed to not really have any clue of what might be expected of them during the event. In the end, a wonderful neighbor jumped in and had to direct the servers to keep the party going by emptying dirty dishes, prompting the servers to actually start serving - collecting dirty dishes - offering to get drinks or food to our guests. Without the neighbors input we would not have had enough paper plates, forks,knives, etc.
The two waitstaff provied for our event seemed to not really have any clue of what might be expected of them during the Read more...
The two waitstaff provied for our event seemed to not really have any clue of what might be expected of them during the event. In the end, a wonderful neighbor jumped in and had to direct the servers to keep the party going by emptying dirty dishes, prompting the servers to actually start serving - collecting dirty dishes - offering to get drinks or food to our guests. Without the neighbors input we would not have had enough paper plates, forks,knives, etc. Read less
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Happy CO Couple!
Wedding:
7/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Buffalo Gals helped to make our wedding day perfect! They were very professional and got every detail right in the set up! Very flexible and worked with us to incorporate traditional family foods that were important to us on our big day! Pleasure to work with and have as part of our special day!
Buffalo Gals helped to make our wedding day perfect! They were very professional and got every detail right in the set up! Read more...
Buffalo Gals helped to make our wedding day perfect! They were very professional and got every detail right in the set up! Very flexible and worked with us to incorporate traditional family foods that were important to us on our big day! Pleasure to work with and have as part of our special day! Read less
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Suefnp
Wedding:
7/31/2010
4.7/5.0
Michelle and her staff at Buffalo Gals was amazing for our wedding. The food, presentation and service was outstanding. Anything we asked of the staff was promptly taken care of. The staff continually asked if we we alright or needed anything - they really seemed to care about our day being perfect. We had more than enough food and our family are BIG eaters - everyone that wanted were able to have 2nds and 3rds with leftovers going home all packaged up for us. They cut our cake and served with no cake cutting fee as other caterers charge. We had and are still getting so many compliments on the quality of the food and service. Even our liquor vendor was impressed with our menu when we were planning wine and other bar items!!

The wedding day was perfect but getting ahold of someone with questions the weeks before was the only part of the experience with Buffalo Gals that I would say was bad. My phone calls and email were not returned and I had to try multiple times to get my answers.

Overall I would highly recommend Buffalo Gals/Cravings Catering. Their food and event service is their strength - maybe not in their office :)
Michelle and her staff at Buffalo Gals was amazing for our wedding. The food, presentation and service was outstanding. Read more...
Michelle and her staff at Buffalo Gals was amazing for our wedding. The food, presentation and service was outstanding. Anything we asked of the staff was promptly taken care of. The staff continually asked if we we alright or needed anything - they really seemed to care about our day being perfect. We had more than enough food and our family are BIG eaters - everyone that wanted were able to have 2nds and 3rds with leftovers going home all packaged up for us. They cut our cake and served with no cake cutting fee as other caterers charge. We had and are still getting so many compliments on the quality of the food and service. Even our liquor vendor was impressed with our menu when we were planning wine and other bar items!!

The wedding day was perfect but getting ahold of someone with questions the weeks before was the only part of the experience with Buffalo Gals that I would say was bad. My phone calls and email were not returned and I had to try multiple times to get my answers.

Overall I would highly recommend Buffalo Gals/Cravings Catering. Their food and event service is their strength - maybe not in their office :) Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
10/10/2009
4.5/5.0
I had worked with Cravings' sister company, Buffalo Gals, for years planning company picnics. I have always found them to be affordable, delicious, and wonderful to work with.

The staff at Cravings is fantastic and the food is fabulous - I received numerous compliments after the wedding and was told by almost everyone that they went back for seconds and thirds. The presentation was beautiful and they set up the reception so quickly (I had large centerpieces and a last-minute indoor wedding due to weather)! Cravings also cut my cake (from another vendor) at no additional fee/cost.

My only complaint is the time it took to respond to me on numerous occasions during the planning process (I believe they had a staffing issue; one of the managers left, leaving them swamped). But Michelle Talarico (the owner) came through for me in the end with top-notch service and heavenly food. I will continue to use them whenever I can.
I had worked with Cravings' sister company, Buffalo Gals, for years planning company picnics. I have always found them to Read more...
I had worked with Cravings' sister company, Buffalo Gals, for years planning company picnics. I have always found them to be affordable, delicious, and wonderful to work with.

The staff at Cravings is fantastic and the food is fabulous - I received numerous compliments after the wedding and was told by almost everyone that they went back for seconds and thirds. The presentation was beautiful and they set up the reception so quickly (I had large centerpieces and a last-minute indoor wedding due to weather)! Cravings also cut my cake (from another vendor) at no additional fee/cost.

My only complaint is the time it took to respond to me on numerous occasions during the planning process (I believe they had a staffing issue; one of the managers left, leaving them swamped). But Michelle Talarico (the owner) came through for me in the end with top-notch service and heavenly food. I will continue to use them whenever I can. Read less
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Snoangel316
Wedding:
7/25/2009
4.8/5.0
I can not say enough about Michelle and her staff at Cravings!!!! They truly were my savior throughout this whole wedding process! For starters I have received so many compliments on how quick and efficient her staff was on the wedding day. We had set our ceremony up outside but right before the processional began it started pouring! So we had to move everything inside. The catering staff flipped the ballroom from dinner/reception venue to a beautiful ceremony site in 12 minutes(someone timed it!) We weren�t even late getting started! But the flexibility Cravings offered started way before the actual wedding day. My husband and I live in Denver, but Cravings is based out of Colorado Springs, so all our meetings had to take place in the Springs. Since Michelle knew this would be difficult she offered to meet us late in the evenings to make it easier on us. And even had little snacks waiting for us when we arrived. I can�t list all of the wonderful extra things Cravings did for us but just to name a few:
-I realized 2 days before the wedding that we were brining in an outside cake with no one to cut it! I called Michelle and with no hesitation she said they would take care of it at no extra cost. And of course they did!
-I had so many little tiny things to set up, favors, signs, tags, table numbers, etc and instead of having to assign family and friends to this process the Cravings staff took care of it and made everything look beautiful!

The biggest compliment I can give Cravings is that the food was so incredible and the presentation was amazing, but what makes this company worth hiring is so much more then just the food, linens, and china. It�s their outstanding customer service and the piece of mind that I had as a bride that if something slipped through the cracks, Cravings would take care of it! I�m so very thankful that we hired them and would HIGHLY recommend them to other couples!
I can not say enough about Michelle and her staff at Cravings!!!! They truly were my savior throughout this whole wedding Read more...
I can not say enough about Michelle and her staff at Cravings!!!! They truly were my savior throughout this whole wedding process! For starters I have received so many compliments on how quick and efficient her staff was on the wedding day. We had set our ceremony up outside but right before the processional began it started pouring! So we had to move everything inside. The catering staff flipped the ballroom from dinner/reception venue to a beautiful ceremony site in 12 minutes(someone timed it!) We weren�t even late getting started! But the flexibility Cravings offered started way before the actual wedding day. My husband and I live in Denver, but Cravings is based out of Colorado Springs, so all our meetings had to take place in the Springs. Since Michelle knew this would be difficult she offered to meet us late in the evenings to make it easier on us. And even had little snacks waiting for us when we arrived. I can�t list all of the wonderful extra things Cravings did for us but just to name a few:
-I realized 2 days before the wedding that we were brining in an outside cake with no one to cut it! I called Michelle and with no hesitation she said they would take care of it at no extra cost. And of course they did!
-I had so many little tiny things to set up, favors, signs, tags, table numbers, etc and instead of having to assign family and friends to this process the Cravings staff took care of it and made everything look beautiful!

The biggest compliment I can give Cravings is that the food was so incredible and the presentation was amazing, but what makes this company worth hiring is so much more then just the food, linens, and china. It�s their outstanding customer service and the piece of mind that I had as a bride that if something slipped through the cracks, Cravings would take care of it! I�m so very thankful that we hired them and would HIGHLY recommend them to other couples! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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RACH
Wedding:
6/6/2009
3.6/5.0
Cravings did a great job. The food was good and the cake tasted wonderful. Cravings was included in the wedding package we purchased from Eastholme B&B, so we really didn't have to deal with them at all (other than a tasting). Overall, I was satisfied with the quality of their food for the pride.
Cravings did a great job. The food was good and the cake tasted wonderful. Cravings was included in the wedding package we Read more...
Cravings did a great job. The food was good and the cake tasted wonderful. Cravings was included in the wedding package we purchased from Eastholme B&B, so we really didn't have to deal with them at all (other than a tasting). Overall, I was satisfied with the quality of their food for the pride. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Rachelle
Wedding:
8/3/2007
4.6/5.0
They were so helpful, they knew everything that I would need and more. They were always available to answer questions and easy to meet with and book. It was afforadable and the food was excellent.
They were so helpful, they knew everything that I would need and more. They were always available to answer questions and Read more...
They were so helpful, they knew everything that I would need and more. They were always available to answer questions and easy to meet with and book. It was afforadable and the food was excellent. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Nathalie
Wedding:
7/21/2007
2.4/5.0
My husband and I were having a late wedding, and decided to order many different appetizers for 90 people. The picnic basket told us that there would be plenty of food, and would set-it up with different tiers. I was disappointed with the presentation, and the food did not last hardly at all. All in all, we spent 1200.00 on appetizers that were not worth it. I would shop around!
My husband and I were having a late wedding, and decided to order many different appetizers for 90 people. The picnic Read more...
My husband and I were having a late wedding, and decided to order many different appetizers for 90 people. The picnic basket told us that there would be plenty of food, and would set-it up with different tiers. I was disappointed with the presentation, and the food did not last hardly at all. All in all, we spent 1200.00 on appetizers that were not worth it. I would shop around! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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ampay
Wedding:
8/19/2006
5.0/5.0
Cravings was wonderful! They were easy to work with and were extremely professional. They worked with other vendors to make sure set up went smooth. They made sure we didn't have to think about anything on our wedding day. The food was wonderful. Well worth the cost!!!!
Cravings was wonderful! They were easy to work with and were extremely professional. They worked with other vendors to Read more...
Cravings was wonderful! They were easy to work with and were extremely professional. They worked with other vendors to make sure set up went smooth. They made sure we didn't have to think about anything on our wedding day. The food was wonderful. Well worth the cost!!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Cravings was great! Very professional, but very friendly! Food was AMAZING! The ladies there are great to work with!
Cravings was great! Very professional, but very friendly! Food was AMAZING! The ladies there are great to work with!
Cravings was great! Very professional, but very friendly! Food was AMAZING! The ladies there are great to work with! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Great caterer! Everyone loved the mac n cheese bar and the tri tip! The food was absolutely delicious! Thank you!
Great caterer! Everyone loved the mac n cheese bar and the tri tip! The food was absolutely delicious! Thank you!
Great caterer! Everyone loved the mac n cheese bar and the tri tip! The food was absolutely delicious! Thank you! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Cassie was so amazing to work with. She made sure that the food was exactly what we wanted and how we wanted - including making sure there were gluten free options for my allergy and any guests who could not eat it as well. They were so flexible and even let us add more to the menu the day before the wedding. We can't thank you enough for your outstanding service and delicious food!
Cassie was so amazing to work with. She made sure that the food was exactly what we wanted and how we wanted - including Read more...
Cassie was so amazing to work with. She made sure that the food was exactly what we wanted and how we wanted - including making sure there were gluten free options for my allergy and any guests who could not eat it as well. They were so flexible and even let us add more to the menu the day before the wedding. We can't thank you enough for your outstanding service and delicious food! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.6/5.0
It was really expensive for not very much food. The food was delicious but I probably wouldnt go with them again.
It was really expensive for not very much food. The food was delicious but I probably wouldnt go with them again.
It was really expensive for not very much food. The food was delicious but I probably wouldnt go with them again. Read less
Services Used: Catering

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