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The Gourmet Cowboy

Vail , CO
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LOCATION

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

PHONE

970-748-6898
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ABOUT US

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... Read more
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.

Currently owned and operated by Executive Chef Kipper Dorn & his wife Sarah Biggs, the Gourmet Cowboy stands alone as Vail's premier catering company.


Whether a group of 10 or 3,000, casual to sophisticated, weddings, corporate gatherings, outdoor events or in-home private dining, Kipper, Sarah & their team will work with you to create a menu that fits the event and offers a variety of options to appeal to all guests. Our philosophy that each event is different, and should be treated as such, drives us to create our events as we do.


Review our wedding gallery, menus, services and venue suggestions, or contact us to discuss your catering event needs 1.970.748.6898 or www.gourmet-cowboy.com Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake 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

REVIEWS

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Anna
Wedding:
3/17/2017
5.0/5.0
Gourmet Cowboy went above and beyond to make our wedding day truly amazing! Sarah and Kipper did everything they could to make sure the menu was exactly how we wanted it and by everything, I mean everything! We had quite a few allergy and food restrictions and they made sure to accommodate them all! Most importantly, our guests couldn't stop raving about the meal and how delicious and savory everything tasted!

Besides just the amazing food, the service and professionalism was impeccable! I literally did not have to worry about anything because Sarah and her team had everything covered. Even things I hadn’t even thought of, they had it taken care of! They made sure everything was just perfect! I can’t thank them enough for making our special day a truly memorable experience! If you need a caterer for any event, big or small, Gourmet Cowboy will exceed your expectations and help make your event one to remember!
Gourmet Cowboy went above and beyond to make our wedding day truly amazing! Sarah and Kipper did everything they could to Read more...
Gourmet Cowboy went above and beyond to make our wedding day truly amazing! Sarah and Kipper did everything they could to make sure the menu was exactly how we wanted it and by everything, I mean everything! We had quite a few allergy and food restrictions and they made sure to accommodate them all! Most importantly, our guests couldn't stop raving about the meal and how delicious and savory everything tasted!

Besides just the amazing food, the service and professionalism was impeccable! I literally did not have to worry about anything because Sarah and her team had everything covered. Even things I hadn’t even thought of, they had it taken care of! They made sure everything was just perfect! I can’t thank them enough for making our special day a truly memorable experience! If you need a caterer for any event, big or small, Gourmet Cowboy will exceed your expectations and help make your event one to remember! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
11/6/2016
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough positive words about Sarah and her team at The Gourmet Cowboy. From the first time we spoke until after the wedding day, Sarah never missed a beat. My husband and I do not live in Colorado and most of the communication with Sarah was via email. She was the most responsive and supportive person throughout our entire wedding planning process! I have been in the hospitality business for the past 11 years and I do have high expectations for service, as I know how I would act in a situation. The first time we met Sarah face-to-face was during our wedding tasting a few months before the wedding. The tasting was beyond perfect and Sarah dedicated so much of her day with us to make sure that we were all on the same page. I highly recommend adding the Day Of services that Sarah provides, it made our entire wedding process so seamless and it was all because of her. The food was beyond phenomenal, everyone commented that it was the best food they have had at a wedding. We opted to serve our meal family style and had the Pepper Crusted Tenderloin & the Grilled Norwegian Salmon as the two entrees, everything was cooked to perfection. I would not recommend anyone else but Sarah and the Gourmet Cowboy to take care of you on your wedding day. Thank you, Sarah, for making everything perfect.
I cannot say enough positive words about Sarah and her team at The Gourmet Cowboy. From the first time we spoke until Read more...
I cannot say enough positive words about Sarah and her team at The Gourmet Cowboy. From the first time we spoke until after the wedding day, Sarah never missed a beat. My husband and I do not live in Colorado and most of the communication with Sarah was via email. She was the most responsive and supportive person throughout our entire wedding planning process! I have been in the hospitality business for the past 11 years and I do have high expectations for service, as I know how I would act in a situation. The first time we met Sarah face-to-face was during our wedding tasting a few months before the wedding. The tasting was beyond perfect and Sarah dedicated so much of her day with us to make sure that we were all on the same page. I highly recommend adding the Day Of services that Sarah provides, it made our entire wedding process so seamless and it was all because of her. The food was beyond phenomenal, everyone commented that it was the best food they have had at a wedding. We opted to serve our meal family style and had the Pepper Crusted Tenderloin & the Grilled Norwegian Salmon as the two entrees, everything was cooked to perfection. I would not recommend anyone else but Sarah and the Gourmet Cowboy to take care of you on your wedding day. Thank you, Sarah, for making everything perfect. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
9/10/2016
1.1/5.0
We had a HORRIBLE experience with Gourmet Cowboy! The tasting was hands down amazing so we were more than happy to book them for our wedding this past September. This is the bride speaking by the way. And then the wedding came and everything went to shit. Here goes my lengthy list of complaints. They were late showing up about an hour prior. Mind you the wedding took place on the roof top of a 4 story house. The food was like eating left overs. The meat was raw and the bread could have shattered if you threw it on the ground. The food was cold and I was the first to eat. Some of the original menu was missing and they blamed it on the kids getting to it before anyone else could. That's hilarious considering there were only 3 kids out of 75 people none of which could reach the stand up tables. One of the staff was incredibly rude to my sister. They put the left overs in the freezer so we had to throw out about $500 of food. A lot of these mistakes we probably wouldn't have even cared about if we hadn't spent over 6 grand to make my day special. When my family confronted the owners of all of the problems they just miraculous became really hard to get a hold of. Huh funny how that works. After countless tries with very little communication the guy owner told my mom that she was harassing them and that his wife didn't need this because she has a new baby at home. ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME!!! No I am not making this up. My advice, never pay a catering company full price until after the event. They are a joke. I just feel bad for my parents for trusting them. The owners took advantage of them and we got screwed. Good thing Karma exists.
We had a HORRIBLE experience with Gourmet Cowboy! The tasting was hands down amazing so we were more than happy to book Read more...
We had a HORRIBLE experience with Gourmet Cowboy! The tasting was hands down amazing so we were more than happy to book them for our wedding this past September. This is the bride speaking by the way. And then the wedding came and everything went to shit. Here goes my lengthy list of complaints. They were late showing up about an hour prior. Mind you the wedding took place on the roof top of a 4 story house. The food was like eating left overs. The meat was raw and the bread could have shattered if you threw it on the ground. The food was cold and I was the first to eat. Some of the original menu was missing and they blamed it on the kids getting to it before anyone else could. That's hilarious considering there were only 3 kids out of 75 people none of which could reach the stand up tables. One of the staff was incredibly rude to my sister. They put the left overs in the freezer so we had to throw out about $500 of food. A lot of these mistakes we probably wouldn't have even cared about if we hadn't spent over 6 grand to make my day special. When my family confronted the owners of all of the problems they just miraculous became really hard to get a hold of. Huh funny how that works. After countless tries with very little communication the guy owner told my mom that she was harassing them and that his wife didn't need this because she has a new baby at home. ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME!!! No I am not making this up. My advice, never pay a catering company full price until after the event. They are a joke. I just feel bad for my parents for trusting them. The owners took advantage of them and we got screwed. Good thing Karma exists. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
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
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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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Laura
Wedding:
9/4/2015
5.0/5.0
Gourmet Cowboy was great to work with! They were very accommodating and friendly. We were very impressed with the food and our guests raved about how we had the best wedding food they'd ever had! I can't say enough good things! They did our rehearsal dinner and our wedding reception. It was well worth the money.
Gourmet Cowboy was great to work with! They were very accommodating and friendly. We were very impressed with the food and Read more...
Gourmet Cowboy was great to work with! They were very accommodating and friendly. We were very impressed with the food and our guests raved about how we had the best wedding food they'd ever had! I can't say enough good things! They did our rehearsal dinner and our wedding reception. It was well worth the money. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
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
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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:
1+ year ago
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
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