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The Gourmet Cowboy

Vail , CO
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LOCATION

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

PHONE

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 catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (Traditional), Cajun, Italian, Mexican, Southwestern
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
99999

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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
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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
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Michelle
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
We had a hard time decide who we wanted to use as a caterer but looking back I know we definitely made the right decision. Not only were they fantastic the day of the event but they were so responsive through all the entire process. Whether it was making menu changes, having the availability for them to take care of everything- rentals, servers, bartenders, mixers etc, doing tastings .... I could always count on quality and a quick response. They helped us be creative with out food choices and I continue to receive compliments about how good the food was. I would highly recommend Gourmet Cowboy
We had a hard time decide who we wanted to use as a caterer but looking back I know we definitely made the right decision. Read more...
We had a hard time decide who we wanted to use as a caterer but looking back I know we definitely made the right decision. Not only were they fantastic the day of the event but they were so responsive through all the entire process. Whether it was making menu changes, having the availability for them to take care of everything- rentals, servers, bartenders, mixers etc, doing tastings .... I could always count on quality and a quick response. They helped us be creative with out food choices and I continue to receive compliments about how good the food was. I would highly recommend Gourmet Cowboy Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
The Gourmet Cowboy catered and provided bar tending at our October wedding in Vail. What a great group to work with! From our first meeting at the tasting (come hungry! they don't hold back!!) through to our big day, Tom and Sarah were our absolute favorite vendors to work with. They infused creativity into our menu, worked within our budget and went above and beyond the week and day of the wedding to make everything seamless and perfect. Sarah is very very organized and such a pleasure to work with. And the food!? Several of our guests mentioned that it was the best wedding meal they'd ever had. So, so delicious. We'd recommend the Gourmet Cowboy for any special occasion and hope to work with them in the future. Your best bet in the Vail Valley!
The Gourmet Cowboy catered and provided bar tending at our October wedding in Vail. What a great group to work with! From Read more...
The Gourmet Cowboy catered and provided bar tending at our October wedding in Vail. What a great group to work with! From our first meeting at the tasting (come hungry! they don't hold back!!) through to our big day, Tom and Sarah were our absolute favorite vendors to work with. They infused creativity into our menu, worked within our budget and went above and beyond the week and day of the wedding to make everything seamless and perfect. Sarah is very very organized and such a pleasure to work with. And the food!? Several of our guests mentioned that it was the best wedding meal they'd ever had. So, so delicious. We'd recommend the Gourmet Cowboy for any special occasion and hope to work with them in the future. Your best bet in the Vail Valley! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
I absolutely adored working with Tom and his team for my wedding in Beaver Creek, CO. Gourmet Cowboy provided top-notch service and food at both our wedding reception and Sunday brunch. The staff knows the Vail Valley very well and are on many venue preferred lists. I would definitely recommend Gourmet Cowboy for any event, especially your wedding day.
I absolutely adored working with Tom and his team for my wedding in Beaver Creek, CO. Gourmet Cowboy provided top-notch Read more...
I absolutely adored working with Tom and his team for my wedding in Beaver Creek, CO. Gourmet Cowboy provided top-notch service and food at both our wedding reception and Sunday brunch. The staff knows the Vail Valley very well and are on many venue preferred lists. I would definitely recommend Gourmet Cowboy for any event, especially your wedding day. Read less
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Drausin
Wedding:
8/17/2013
4.8/5.0
Gourmet Cowboy catered our wedding this August, and we could not have been happier with every step of the process. While working through putting together the menu, they had a number of good starting point menus that we were able to draw from and customize to assemble our ideal menu for our reception. They put together a great tasting for us of every course and were able to honor our special request of a brownie sundae with ice cream and hot fudge sauce for desert (instead of the cake). The food during the actual ceremony was so wonderful...we received many, many complements on it. We really could not have been happier with all aspects of the reception food. In addition, they were so helpful in double-checking the plates, silverware, etc that we were planning to rent to make sure they made sense with the food we were planning to serve. Throughout the whole planning process they were prompt, thoughtful, and diligent. We also felt that their prices were fair but reflected the good quality of the food. We would definitely use them again if we host another event in the area.
Gourmet Cowboy catered our wedding this August, and we could not have been happier with every step of the process. While Read more...
Gourmet Cowboy catered our wedding this August, and we could not have been happier with every step of the process. While working through putting together the menu, they had a number of good starting point menus that we were able to draw from and customize to assemble our ideal menu for our reception. They put together a great tasting for us of every course and were able to honor our special request of a brownie sundae with ice cream and hot fudge sauce for desert (instead of the cake). The food during the actual ceremony was so wonderful...we received many, many complements on it. We really could not have been happier with all aspects of the reception food. In addition, they were so helpful in double-checking the plates, silverware, etc that we were planning to rent to make sure they made sense with the food we were planning to serve. Throughout the whole planning process they were prompt, thoughtful, and diligent. We also felt that their prices were fair but reflected the good quality of the food. We would definitely use them again if we host another event in the area. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/19/2013
5.0/5.0
We LOVED working with Gourmet Cowboy! Their team was so professional, friendly, and genuine! They were flexible in their approach and really worked with us to make our vision into a reality. We had our wedding in the mountains and the Gourmet Burger Bar they helped us create was casual yet elegant &, most importantly, so delicious! Everybody couldn't stop talking about how good the food was! Tom and his team are confident and good at what they do. I had no worries the day of the wedding that they wouldn't pull off our vision. They nailed it!
We LOVED working with Gourmet Cowboy! Their team was so professional, friendly, and genuine! They were flexible in their Read more...
We LOVED working with Gourmet Cowboy! Their team was so professional, friendly, and genuine! They were flexible in their approach and really worked with us to make our vision into a reality. We had our wedding in the mountains and the Gourmet Burger Bar they helped us create was casual yet elegant &, most importantly, so delicious! Everybody couldn't stop talking about how good the food was! Tom and his team are confident and good at what they do. I had no worries the day of the wedding that they wouldn't pull off our vision. They nailed it! Read less
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trish
Wedding:
6/29/2013
4.8/5.0
Our son and his bride were married in Vail in late June, 2013. Our Rehearsal Dinner was held at Donovan Pavilion and Cowboy Gourmet not only provided EXACTLY the menu I had in mind, but was so very helpful along the way in attending to ALL my needs, even last minute. The food was fabulous (an Italian dinner), the service was wonderful, and my family and I couldn't have been more satisfied with them. Cowboy Gourmet is a fabulous choice for a wedding or rehearsal dinner in beautiful Vail.
Our son and his bride were married in Vail in late June, 2013. Our Rehearsal Dinner was held at Donovan Pavilion and Read more...
Our son and his bride were married in Vail in late June, 2013. Our Rehearsal Dinner was held at Donovan Pavilion and Cowboy Gourmet not only provided EXACTLY the menu I had in mind, but was so very helpful along the way in attending to ALL my needs, even last minute. The food was fabulous (an Italian dinner), the service was wonderful, and my family and I couldn't have been more satisfied with them. Cowboy Gourmet is a fabulous choice for a wedding or rehearsal dinner in beautiful Vail. Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Gourmet Cowboy for both our rehearsal dinner and for our wedding. They did Italian for our rehearsal dinner and bbq for our wedding and both were fantastic. We had some nontraditional requests like pie instead of cake and they accommodated us on everything we asked.
We used Gourmet Cowboy for both our rehearsal dinner and for our wedding. They did Italian for our rehearsal dinner and Read more...
We used Gourmet Cowboy for both our rehearsal dinner and for our wedding. They did Italian for our rehearsal dinner and bbq for our wedding and both were fantastic. We had some nontraditional requests like pie instead of cake and they accommodated us on everything we asked. Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Tom McNeil and his staff are awesome! We hired them for a barbecue cookout for the rehearsal dinner (60ish people) and a full turkey and beef dinner for the wedding (225 people). Our guests raved about the food at both events. Both the cook staff and the service staff were extremely helpful and flexible. Whatever we wanted, they were willing to help us out. When we were planning both events Tom, with all his experience, helped us make decisions without telling us what to do. He offered lots of ideas and was willing to do it all! I would recommend Tom and his staff to anyone looking to host a catered event.
Tom McNeil and his staff are awesome! We hired them for a barbecue cookout for the rehearsal dinner (60ish people) and a Read more...
Tom McNeil and his staff are awesome! We hired them for a barbecue cookout for the rehearsal dinner (60ish people) and a full turkey and beef dinner for the wedding (225 people). Our guests raved about the food at both events. Both the cook staff and the service staff were extremely helpful and flexible. Whatever we wanted, they were willing to help us out. When we were planning both events Tom, with all his experience, helped us make decisions without telling us what to do. He offered lots of ideas and was willing to do it all! I would recommend Tom and his staff to anyone looking to host a catered event. Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
6/18/2011
4.9/5.0
Gourmet Cowboy was the absolute best! I would recommend them to anyone! They helped us so much the day-of that we barely had to be there. They were quick, everything looked fantastic and the food was great!
Gourmet Cowboy was the absolute best! I would recommend them to anyone! They helped us so much the day-of that we barely Read more...
Gourmet Cowboy was the absolute best! I would recommend them to anyone! They helped us so much the day-of that we barely had to be there. They were quick, everything looked fantastic and the food was great! Read less
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Red26
Wedding:
9/27/2008
4.4/5.0
What a great experience with Tom! Fantastic food and unique twists on some old favorites. Thanks Tom!
What a great experience with Tom! Fantastic food and unique twists on some old favorites. Thanks Tom!
What a great experience with Tom! Fantastic food and unique twists on some old favorites. Thanks Tom! Read less
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Brett
Wedding:
8/24/2008
4.6/5.0
Tom at the Gourmet Cowboy did a great job catering our wedding. He provided exactly what we asked for. The food was great as well as the presentation. I would highly recommend the Gourmet Cowboy to anyone.
Tom at the Gourmet Cowboy did a great job catering our wedding. He provided exactly what we asked for. The food was great Read more...
Tom at the Gourmet Cowboy did a great job catering our wedding. He provided exactly what we asked for. The food was great as well as the presentation. I would highly recommend the Gourmet Cowboy to anyone. Read less
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Tyler
Wedding:
7/19/2008
5.0/5.0
Really great food. REALLY great. He will even cook family recipes!!
Really great food. REALLY great. He will even cook family recipes!!
Really great food. REALLY great. He will even cook family recipes!! Read less
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