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The Gourmet Cowboy

Vail , CO
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P.O. Box 3998
Vail, CO 81658 US (map)

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970-748-6898

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ABOUT US

Executive chef and Gourmet Cowboy owner, Tom McNeill is a master epicurean with the character of an Old West wrangler. His approach to catering special events is more than delicious food... Read more
Executive chef and Gourmet Cowboy owner, Tom McNeill is a master epicurean with the character of an Old West wrangler. His approach to catering special events is more than delicious food befitting of the Vail Valley. With Tom as your Chef, you get a man with integrity, respect, an honest opinion and a strong work ethic.
A Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York graduate, Chef Tom has a background of culinary excellence. Prior to opening his catering company in Vail, Colorado, Chef Tom crafted his fine dining and event skills at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, the Hyatt Regency Pittsburg and the Westin (currently the Cascade Resort & Spa) in Vail .
From casual to sophisticated, The Gourmet Cowboy has a menu and staff to fit your occasion. Weddings, corporate gatherings, outdoor events and in-home private dining, choose from a variety of popular bill of fares, or customize your own menu. And our staff has a longtime reputation for being friendly and courteous, just like Chef Tom.
Review our wedding gallery, menus, services and venue suggestions, or contact us to discuss your catering event needs 1.970.748.6898. Read less
Catering

INFO FOR CATERING

What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Cajun, Italian, Mexican, Southwestern
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Outside Alcohol OK
Which of the following items can you provide?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
we loved working with them! We used them for our wedding and they were helpful every step of the way. The menu was flexible and full of variety. They were able to accommodate any dietary restriction and food preference. The food was also delicious!!!
we loved working with them! We used them for our wedding and they were helpful every step of the way. The menu was Read more...
we loved working with them! We used them for our wedding and they were helpful every step of the way. The menu was flexible and full of variety. They were able to accommodate any dietary restriction and food preference. The food was also delicious!!! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
I had pleasure of working with so many great vendors throughout our wedding-planning process, but none stand out more to me than The Gourmet Cowboy (TGC). My husband and I both work in the food industry and are self-proclaimed foodies who love entertaining and good food, so our choice of caterer was really important to us. Throughout my wedding planning process, Sarah from TGC became one of my most important assets. After we finalized the menu, appetizers, cocktails, etc., she was quick to offer help with things like rentals and venue layout. I ran countless questions by Sarah in the months before our wedding and she was always quick and thorough to respond. One decision that I regret in planning my wedding is that I hired a weekend-of coordinator right of way and did not spend a lot of time interviewing a lot of different people. In hindsight, if I had met Sarah before I met my other coordinator, I would have hired her in a heartbeat (TGC also offers coordination services). Not only is she professional, communicative and organized, but she knows Vail venues better than any outside coordinator you could bring in and I would strongly encourage other brides to vet all of their options and choose a coordinator who knows the venue well and already has a great relationship with your other vendors. Going into our wedding weekend, I was completely confident in the team at TGC and they did not disappoint. The service and staff was wonderful and our food was enjoyed by all. Sarah made sure that my husband and I got a chance to try all of the appetizers at cocktail hour and we were served our full meal right when everyone sat down for dinner to ensure we could spend time talking to all of our guests while they ate. Sarah and her team made sure that our families were also well taken care of, and my mom remarked to me after the wedding that she never had to worry about anything because Sarah was always right there to help. Our food was just as wonderful as we expected it to be.
I had pleasure of working with so many great vendors throughout our wedding-planning process, but none stand out more to Read more...
I had pleasure of working with so many great vendors throughout our wedding-planning process, but none stand out more to me than The Gourmet Cowboy (TGC). My husband and I both work in the food industry and are self-proclaimed foodies who love entertaining and good food, so our choice of caterer was really important to us. Throughout my wedding planning process, Sarah from TGC became one of my most important assets. After we finalized the menu, appetizers, cocktails, etc., she was quick to offer help with things like rentals and venue layout. I ran countless questions by Sarah in the months before our wedding and she was always quick and thorough to respond. One decision that I regret in planning my wedding is that I hired a weekend-of coordinator right of way and did not spend a lot of time interviewing a lot of different people. In hindsight, if I had met Sarah before I met my other coordinator, I would have hired her in a heartbeat (TGC also offers coordination services). Not only is she professional, communicative and organized, but she knows Vail venues better than any outside coordinator you could bring in and I would strongly encourage other brides to vet all of their options and choose a coordinator who knows the venue well and already has a great relationship with your other vendors. Going into our wedding weekend, I was completely confident in the team at TGC and they did not disappoint. The service and staff was wonderful and our food was enjoyed by all. Sarah made sure that my husband and I got a chance to try all of the appetizers at cocktail hour and we were served our full meal right when everyone sat down for dinner to ensure we could spend time talking to all of our guests while they ate. Sarah and her team made sure that our families were also well taken care of, and my mom remarked to me after the wedding that she never had to worry about anything because Sarah was always right there to help. Our food was just as wonderful as we expected it to be. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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renee
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
We would definitely recommend using Gourmet Cowboy for your wedding. The food was wonderful, our guests raved about it. The staff was great. Sarah was an incredible help in coordinating our day. She helped take care of everything, big and small. We really can't thank her enough.
We would definitely recommend using Gourmet Cowboy for your wedding. The food was wonderful, our guests raved about it. Read more...
We would definitely recommend using Gourmet Cowboy for your wedding. The food was wonderful, our guests raved about it. The staff was great. Sarah was an incredible help in coordinating our day. She helped take care of everything, big and small. We really can't thank her enough. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Tom, Sarah, Liz and the whole Gourmet Cowboy crew was amazing! They helped my wedding vision come to reality! I never knew if something went wrong, and the entire staff could not have been more friendly and professional on our big day! I also hired Sarah as the day of coordinator and she was incredible. She executed eve
Tom, Sarah, Liz and the whole Gourmet Cowboy crew was amazing! They helped my wedding vision come to reality! I never knew Read more...
Tom, Sarah, Liz and the whole Gourmet Cowboy crew was amazing! They helped my wedding vision come to reality! I never knew if something went wrong, and the entire staff could not have been more friendly and professional on our big day! I also hired Sarah as the day of coordinator and she was incredible. She executed eve Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Private User
Wedding:
7/31/2015
5.0/5.0
We hired Gourmet Cowboy for appetizer and dinner services. From the moment we met with Sarah and team for the tasting to the actual wedding day, everyone was professional, helpful, responsive and friendly. They worked with us to really customize our menu and provided a lot of advice to help us make our catering decisions. The food came out quickly, had good portion sizes and was delicious. The appetizer, in particular, received rave reviews and helped keep people full and happy during our 90 minute cocktail hour. Sarah has many years of catering and planning experience and was a nice calm force throughout the process. We hired Sarah to be our day-of coordinator, which included several consultations in advance of the day. Hiring her was one of the best decisions we made and it truly allowed me to just enjoy the day. She informed me and asked questions when needed and let me enjoy the night when she could manage on her own. We also have really tight clean up times at our venue and she managed that well, getting everyone well prepared to close down the evening.
We hired Gourmet Cowboy for appetizer and dinner services. From the moment we met with Sarah and team for the tasting to Read more...
We hired Gourmet Cowboy for appetizer and dinner services. From the moment we met with Sarah and team for the tasting to the actual wedding day, everyone was professional, helpful, responsive and friendly. They worked with us to really customize our menu and provided a lot of advice to help us make our catering decisions. The food came out quickly, had good portion sizes and was delicious. The appetizer, in particular, received rave reviews and helped keep people full and happy during our 90 minute cocktail hour. Sarah has many years of catering and planning experience and was a nice calm force throughout the process. We hired Sarah to be our day-of coordinator, which included several consultations in advance of the day. Hiring her was one of the best decisions we made and it truly allowed me to just enjoy the day. She informed me and asked questions when needed and let me enjoy the night when she could manage on her own. We also have really tight clean up times at our venue and she managed that well, getting everyone well prepared to close down the evening. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
To be honest, I wanted to go with a different caterer early on in our wedding planning. This other caterer was fancy and his food was super good and he was also VERY expensive. My husband said no way - and we ended up with Gourmet Cowboy. I'm so glad we did! Everyone at our wedding raved about the food! My dad said he now likes salmon! They were also super flexible and cooked some late night snacks that we had shipped in from elsewhere.

Also, I have to say that if you're using Gourmet Cowboy for your catering, you should definitely contract Sarah as your day-of coordinator! She did an amazing job at and leading up to our wedding! During the planning process, my husband needed to be convinced of our need for a coordinator and now, he says it was totally worth it and Sarah was amazing! Thanks, guys, for all your hard work!!
To be honest, I wanted to go with a different caterer early on in our wedding planning. This other caterer was fancy and Read more...
To be honest, I wanted to go with a different caterer early on in our wedding planning. This other caterer was fancy and his food was super good and he was also VERY expensive. My husband said no way - and we ended up with Gourmet Cowboy. I'm so glad we did! Everyone at our wedding raved about the food! My dad said he now likes salmon! They were also super flexible and cooked some late night snacks that we had shipped in from elsewhere.

Also, I have to say that if you're using Gourmet Cowboy for your catering, you should definitely contract Sarah as your day-of coordinator! She did an amazing job at and leading up to our wedding! During the planning process, my husband needed to be convinced of our need for a coordinator and now, he says it was totally worth it and Sarah was amazing! Thanks, guys, for all your hard work!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had such a positive experience with the Gourmet Cowboy. The Gourmet Cowboy team made planning easy -- highly responsive and incredibly organized. They also went out of their way to try and give us everything we wanted, while still staying within our budget. The food was wonderful all around -- they catered both our rehearsal dinner and our wedding.
We had such a positive experience with the Gourmet Cowboy. The Gourmet Cowboy team made planning easy -- highly responsive Read more...
We had such a positive experience with the Gourmet Cowboy. The Gourmet Cowboy team made planning easy -- highly responsive and incredibly organized. They also went out of their way to try and give us everything we wanted, while still staying within our budget. The food was wonderful all around -- they catered both our rehearsal dinner and our wedding. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Karolina
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We had Gourmet Cowboy cater our small wedding of about 50 guests in September of 2014 out in Breckenridge, CO. They fulfilled our every expectation. As anyone who has ever planned a wedding knows, having a responsive and knowledgeable vendor is essential, especially when it comes to such an important part as dinner. Liz and Sarah made sure I had an answer within a day or two, even to small requests or questions. After comparing with other caterers, Tom's food was reasonably priced for the variety of options offered: crab cakes, pork sliders, caprese skewers and vegetable quesadillas as appetizers, fresh salad with walnuts, pear and cranberries in a champagne sauce, fall-off-the-bone pork tenderloin with apple chutney and melt-in-your-mouth cajun salmon with tasty roasted potatoes, root vegetables and sweet corn. Hungry yet? These were just our choices. And it was gourmet as the name implies: fresh, locally acquired when possible and truly delicious. We were very satisfied with every course, and we heard the same from every guest. Service during dinner was impeccable. Many items and services, such as cake cutting, coffee serving, etc, were included in the cost, which is not always true with other companies. I don't think anyone else could have done a better job. Thank you, Gourmet Cowboy. You were superb!
We had Gourmet Cowboy cater our small wedding of about 50 guests in September of 2014 out in Breckenridge, CO. They Read more...
We had Gourmet Cowboy cater our small wedding of about 50 guests in September of 2014 out in Breckenridge, CO. They fulfilled our every expectation. As anyone who has ever planned a wedding knows, having a responsive and knowledgeable vendor is essential, especially when it comes to such an important part as dinner. Liz and Sarah made sure I had an answer within a day or two, even to small requests or questions. After comparing with other caterers, Tom's food was reasonably priced for the variety of options offered: crab cakes, pork sliders, caprese skewers and vegetable quesadillas as appetizers, fresh salad with walnuts, pear and cranberries in a champagne sauce, fall-off-the-bone pork tenderloin with apple chutney and melt-in-your-mouth cajun salmon with tasty roasted potatoes, root vegetables and sweet corn. Hungry yet? These were just our choices. And it was gourmet as the name implies: fresh, locally acquired when possible and truly delicious. We were very satisfied with every course, and we heard the same from every guest. Service during dinner was impeccable. Many items and services, such as cake cutting, coffee serving, etc, were included in the cost, which is not always true with other companies. I don't think anyone else could have done a better job. Thank you, Gourmet Cowboy. You were superb! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Jenna
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
When my fiance and I were looking for caterers in the Vail Valley for our rustic country wedding, we immediately had to contact the Gourmet Cowboy of course. All of our correspondence with Sarah and the Gourmet Cowboy staff was above and beyond my expectations of a catering service. Sarah worked with our budget and would update our detailed quote promptly. We traveled up to their gorgeous location in Minturn for a tasting and were so impressed! We met Chef Tom and Sarah, and the food was delicious! We knew we had to book them for our wedding and our date happened to still be available. I own a vintage rental company and wanted to use my own mismatched china plates and they were more than accommodating to my wish. The price quote reflected as well! We chose to go with a few appetizers, carved brisket, rocky mountain trout, mashed potato bar and green beans for our meal. The day of our wedding came and the food presentation was wonderful. The catering staff were very pleasant as well. My husband and I missed the happy hour with passed appetizers because of photos but were pleasantly surprised when a staff member came to our table with two of each appetizer we missed!!! They scraped all of my china plates and put them back into the tubs I brought them in which was so helpful. We were so thankful for all the wonderful people at the Gourmet Cowboy who made our day a success!
When my fiance and I were looking for caterers in the Vail Valley for our rustic country wedding, we immediately had to Read more...
When my fiance and I were looking for caterers in the Vail Valley for our rustic country wedding, we immediately had to contact the Gourmet Cowboy of course. All of our correspondence with Sarah and the Gourmet Cowboy staff was above and beyond my expectations of a catering service. Sarah worked with our budget and would update our detailed quote promptly. We traveled up to their gorgeous location in Minturn for a tasting and were so impressed! We met Chef Tom and Sarah, and the food was delicious! We knew we had to book them for our wedding and our date happened to still be available. I own a vintage rental company and wanted to use my own mismatched china plates and they were more than accommodating to my wish. The price quote reflected as well! We chose to go with a few appetizers, carved brisket, rocky mountain trout, mashed potato bar and green beans for our meal. The day of our wedding came and the food presentation was wonderful. The catering staff were very pleasant as well. My husband and I missed the happy hour with passed appetizers because of photos but were pleasantly surprised when a staff member came to our table with two of each appetizer we missed!!! They scraped all of my china plates and put them back into the tubs I brought them in which was so helpful. We were so thankful for all the wonderful people at the Gourmet Cowboy who made our day a success! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Sarah, Tom, and their staff were a delight to work with! I cannot recommend them highly enough! We used Gourmet Cowboy for day-of-planning, catering for the wedding, as well as catering for the rehearsal dinner, and throughout all of it, they were incredibly accommodating. The food was fantastic, and the displays were beautiful, and everyone was lovely to interact with. They made our day run smoothly, and I cannot thank them enough for all their help!
Sarah, Tom, and their staff were a delight to work with! I cannot recommend them highly enough! We used Gourmet Cowboy for Read more...
Sarah, Tom, and their staff were a delight to work with! I cannot recommend them highly enough! We used Gourmet Cowboy for day-of-planning, catering for the wedding, as well as catering for the rehearsal dinner, and throughout all of it, they were incredibly accommodating. The food was fantastic, and the displays were beautiful, and everyone was lovely to interact with. They made our day run smoothly, and I cannot thank them enough for all their help! Read less
Services Used: Catering

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