Photos by Tyler + Lindsey
In the latest issue of Brides of North Texas, we were thrilled to give our readers a peek inside the kitchen with the top DFW wedding caterers! Captured by Tyler + Lindsey at Hickory Street Annex, this inside look at the amazingly talented chefs and the delicious dishes they prepare is such a treat and will definitely leave your mouths watering! We’re super excited to continue sharing today with a profile on Gil’s Elegant Catering! Stay tuned as we feature more from DFW caterers featured in the pages of Brides of North Texas.
Meet The Chef – James Sparks
“I moved from San Diego in 1995 to begin a new stage in my life. I quickly decided to go to culinary school here in Dallas for five years. I worked in fine dining restaurants and hotels during my apprenticeship. Eventually, I landed with Gil’s Elegant Catering in 1999 and have designed and executed about 350 events a year ranging from 200 guests up to 6000 guests over the past 17 years”
A savory Wasabi and Green Tea Macaron with traditional Salmon Poke and Saffron Cream
Q: What advice do you have for brides who are trying to decide between a sit-down vs. buffet style meal?
A: “They are very different types of food service, it all depends on the feel that you want during dinner time. Plated dinners are more quiet and elegant, but station food service is interactive and keeps everyone moving and mingling. Flexibility and customization are a must in a time where the population is more educated in food than ever before.”