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#delish | Insta-Worthy Dishes from the Best DFW Caterers of 2020

In the age of social media and stunning food photography, it’s not enough (yet, critical) for food to just be palatable, but also aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Let these Insta-worthy dishes from DFW’s best caterers be your guide when it comes to picking the perfect wedding menu. Chefs around the DFW area have curated the best culinary creations, and we’ve compiled them for YOU. Take a peak at these delightful dishes below!

Photos // Bethany Erin Photography

#delish | Insta-Worthy Dishes from the Best DFW Caterers of 2020

Grilled Sea Bass from Wendy Krispin Caterer

“Table side waiter served meals are so chic and allow for guests to choose exactly their desired items and portions.”


Burrata Salad from Beyond the Box Weddings

“We love customizable action stations! Guests get to choose their own ingredients with chefs there to bring their vision to life. A Mac Bar with toppings such as barbecue pulled pork, hatch chiles, truffle breadcrumbs and lobster add a fun and elevated touch to a favorite dish.”


Beef Tenderloin on Crostini from Edison’s Dallas by Eddie Deen’s

“I would have to say a trending appetizer would be the apple smoked bacon wrapped in chicken.”


Jalapeño and Bacon Stuffed Lockhart Quail from Food Glorious Food

“Most couples are opting for matching their menu to a personal recipe or restaurant connection to their family or to how the bride and groom met. As a caterer, we love to help bring this personal touch to such a special date for our couples to share with their family and friends!”


Large Grazing Platter from Gather & Graze Events

“Customizing your grazing platter is a breeze and can be done via phone call or meeting in person. We follow up in writing to confirm all the details.”

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Crostatas from Vestals Catering

“These adorable individual crostatas would be great on guests’ plates with escort cards, they would be gorgeous as a dessert display and they could also make the cutest parting gifts for your guests as they leave your reception! These beauties really have limitless possibilities in how they could be incorporated into your big day!”

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Assorted Mini Paletas from COHOST – Arepa TX

“We love these mini paletas right now as a fun twist on popsicles. Since they are mini, they can be passed, displayed or served from the bar inside of champagne or other bubbly cocktail.”

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Fajita Platter from Vidorra

“Serving family style meals is a great way for the family to bond over a wonderful meal together and make fond memories!”


Smoked Chicken from STIRR

“STIRR is truly an approachable neighborhood restaurant and bar, suitable for all of life’s gatherings; a business lunch, a happy hour cocktail, an intimate meal or a relaxed place to eat and unwind with friends on our rooftop patio, while enjoying stunning views.”


Scallop Crudo from The Joule

“An ‘Insta-worthy’ dish has the visual impact to represent the couple’s style while showcasing the culinary team’s talent and creativity – exceeding expectations for a memorable experience for all.”


Salmon in Phyllo from Gils Elegant Catering

“I think the most important thing about creating a one-of-a-kind menu is spending a little time with the client, to really understand and know what they like. I try to learn as much as possible to be able to create a menu that reminds them of those special times — full of their favorite flavors, textures, memories.”

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Herb Crusted Prime Rib from Soulman’s Catering

“We recommend serving prime rib from a full service buffet with a carving station!”


Mini Ahi Tuna Taco, Mini Pork Gordita and Watermelon & Feta Skewer from Culinary Art Catering

“We love extravagant cocktail hours! We believe it sets the stage for what the guests will experience throughout the event. We encourage our clients to offer a variety of crowd pleasing items that are one to two bites for ease of mingling.”


Pan Seared Halibut from Fearing’s Restaurant at The Ritz Carlton, Dallas

“We can personalize the wedding in many ways: from creating menus that include their favorite ingredients and that have been part of their history as a couple to ensuring the colors in each and every dish match their theme and create a perfect symbiosis of the couple and every part of their menu. ”

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Five Pepper Smoked Beef Tenderloin from Blue Fire Catering

“I love the colors and flavors of spring/summer seasonal fruits and vegetables. One of my favorite dishes is to pair fresh heirloom tomatoes and watermelon with creamy burrata. I season it with the most amazing minus 8 vinegar and extra virgin olive oil to bring it all together.”

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Herb Crusted Sirloin from Macklin’s Catering Co

“Trends I’ve been noticing are more stations and action stations. People seem to enjoy a variety of food that they can sample a little bit of each. Including themes are really fun. Dessert bites are a big hit as well… mini brownie bites, banana fosters shooters, chocolate chip cookies with milk.”

Duck Carnitas from Magdelena’s Catering

“We love when couples bring us ideas of destinations they have traveled and ask us to recreate the food! Food reflects the couple’s style and to recreate a special moment or time they celebrated is a fun challenge we get to do! We can recreate a certain food item or cuisine they had, a spice they tasted or a plate full of color that ties in somewhere they traveled to! The skies the limit and it’s really fun for us to give them that special food style for their wedding!”

Other Local Vendors: Food Glorious Food, The Joule, Macklins Catering Co., Beyond the Box Weddings, Venue Forty|50, Magdalena's, Fearing's Restaurant, Bethany Erin Photography, STIRR, VIDORRA, COHOST, Blue Fire Catering, Gather & Graze Events