Who We Are
Our unique culinary company comprised of
industry leaders coming together to provide
our services to the marketplace.
Our unique culinary company comprised of industry leaders coming together to provide our services to the marketplace. It is all about the food, we source with local partners to get the freshest ingredients and truest flavor profiles to energize the palate. Our 3 tiers of service, provide our food for a wide range of events.
Our drop off service for room temp items such as continental breakfast or box lunches. Our limited service is perfect for casual dinner buffets with a limited staff. Our full service, of course our favorite, where we really let our creative talent shine. We love to create entire events where we pull together to create custom menus & bars, with exceptional service, specialty rentals, decor and more.
Please think of The! Dallas Culinary Company for your next social get together, corporate event, wedding or non-profit Gala.
Fun loving Executive Chef Paul hales from Kerrville, Texas and a proud son of a butcher. He started his culinary career working with his father & grandfather on their family ranch. He moved to Dallas in the 90’s to start his culinary journey working at all over the metroplex with Ft. Worth Hilton, Westin Park Central, Marriott Las Colinas and The Stonebriar Hotel & Country Club.
Most recently, as a third generation butcher, sausage and cured meat maker, he opened his own shop. He specialized in his made from scratch family recipes dating back to his grandfather’s ranch. As he calls it just “GOOD FOOD” aka – Texas Hill Country Cuisine infused with unique flavors. He butchers good cuts of meat and partners with local farms & ranches to provide the best locally sourced ingredients. We are so excited to partner with this master butcher and executive chef at The Dallas Culinary Company.
Shan & Adam
CEO and COO
Our Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Shan Claudio, and our Chief Operating Officer (COO), Adam Copeland, met working together in the dish pit, quickly moving up to staffing and executing events all around Dallas. Wanting a more family type environment and having the entrepreneurial spirit they partnered together to create THE! Staffing Company. After so many years providing staffing for other caterers, they saw another business opportunity. What most people don’t know, The! Staffing Company is the back bone for many of the most exclusive private events in DFW. Their company partners with the premier event planners for weddings, corporate events and the non-profit Galas. Shan and Adam are the silent partners with most caterers in town to provide culinary talent in the kitchen, bartenders at the bar and event managers running the event. They have partnered with other professionals in the culinary realm and created The! Dallas Culinary Company.
Native Dallasite, starting her hospitality career with Sheraton Hotels in Hawaii in the late 90’s, Charlotte is the epitome of the Aloha Spirit. She loves to help people entertain and arrange things from menus to layouts to florals and more! After moving back to Dallas, she worked as a Catering Director at Country Clubs with Club Corp, Wolfgang Puck at the Nasher and with Local Chef Kent Rathbun. She has done just about everything in the Catering realm and we are so please to partner with her at The Dallas Culinary Company!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some answers to the questions we receive the most about our services.
If we missed anything, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to help!
Can I get just your food?
Yes, will our Tier One or Pick up service.
Is food cooked on site?
Yes, in our full service level.
Do you offer any other items not in your menus?
Absolutely, we love to customize menus for any event! Our menus are just a snapshot of what chef Paul & pour culinary team can do.
May we get rentals through you?
Absolutely, we work with many rental companies in town.
Who cleans up?
Our service staff will pick up all trash on floors. Clean kitchen & take out trash.
Are staff gratuities included?
No, but greatly appreciated. Your event manager is happy to distribute for you.
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes, we have a $1M policy.
Do you require a wedding planner for weddings?
Yes, we highly recommend at least a week of planner to include A Planner at your event. We know many & would love to recommend some of our colleagues to you.
What is your minimum?
It depends on which level of service. $500 to $1,500. On Saturday nights there is a $5,000 minimum in high season April, May, June, October & December.
What about vegetarians?
We will always be able to accommodate, usually a vegetarian option that is Vegan & gluten free.
May we take all the leftovers?
We will pack leftovers that have not been set out or served. You must sign a liability waiver.
Who sets up table top?
Our service staff will set up everything on the top of tables. An additional free for table & chair set up.
Who will cut our wedding cake?
Our culinary team will cut cake & our staff will serve.
Do you offer Event Planning services?
We are happy to assist you with advice but actual planning services are an additional fee.
Do you accept installment payments?
Yes, we are happy to set up a payment plan for weddings.
May, I book all my vendors they you?
Yes, we are happy to take care of all your vendors for a small handling fee.