George Catering in Dallas is Closing

Oh no, say it isn’t so. After a 12-year run, chefs Katie and George Brown are closing GEORGE Catering at the end of February.  The Browns started the company in 1999 and through the years also started the four-star GEORGE Restaurant and launched a specialty food company, Bandera Foods, maker of the Killer Pecans. If you have an event booked, don’t panic. All of those on the books will be completed. And Bandera foods will continue to sell Killer Pecans.

Full press release below. (Miss you guys already.)



DALLAS – February 17, 2011 – After a successful 12-year run, Chefs Katie and

George Brown announce GEORGE Catering will close at the end of February 2011. The

Browns started the company in 1999 as a temporary way to earn money, and through the

years, GEORGE Catering has grown into one of the largest, highest quality catering

companies in Dallas. Along the way, they also started the four-star GEORGE Restaurant

and launched a successful specialty food company, Bandera Foods, maker of the Killer


“We would like to thank the community and our loyal clientele for helping us

achieve amazing success and for turning our company into something we never expected,”

George said. “With the doors closing on the past, we look to the future to take some time

off to relax and spend quality time with our children, family and friends. It is our hope to

travel and be inspired by food and the joy of discovering new opportunities.”

All events currently booked with GEORGE Catering will be completed with the same

standard to which GEORGE clients are accustomed. In addition, Bandera Foods will

continue selling Killer Pecans™, which are available online at

Katie and George share a passion for wholesome food and wine, and with more

than 30 years experience in the food industry, they have been involved with some of the

highest quality dining establishments in Dallas. In 1997, George was selected by Food &

Wine Magazine as one of the year’s Top Ten Best New Chefs in the Country.

“There is no question I am looking to continue working with food. Katie and I made

this decision to try to find a better balance between work and meaningful time with our

triplets,” George added. “But, we know cooking feeds our souls and brings us happiness.

My trips to Alinea and The French Laundry changed me and made me want to move back

toward even higher quality products and food on the plate. I hope to work more closely

with farmers and take time to research where the food comes from or is growing. We will

be cooking again soon and look forward to continuing to provide exceptional food in the

years to come.”

For more information on GEORGE Catering, visit or call

(214) 752-6851.


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  • Carol Samford

    When my husband and I were dating, George was the first restaurant we went to- so George is very dear to my heart. Skate fish cooked to perfection, crispy on the outside, flaky on the inside with a sea urchin foam, celery root puree and mung beans.

    The skate was like heroin. I have not been able to duplicate that first high since. Best wishes George and Katie. If you open another restaurant, I’m in need of another round.

  • DGirl

    Sad to hear this. George catered my wedding and several parties at my home. Excellent food and he’s such a charming guy. Katie made my wedding cake which, unfortunately, I never got to eat. I kept planning to ask her to make us another one . . . too late.

  • stu

    Goodbye delicious bacon-on-a-stick.