Spring time means it’s event season and everyone wants to make their next big bash an unforgettable experience.  Events and weddings come and go, but if you want your party to be commemorated for generations, you’ll need to feed your audience more than just standard catering provisions.  To make your event really shine, you’ll need the best cuisine available displayed in a beautiful presentation and worthy for decades of bragging rights.  If you’re planning a big event and seeking a professional catering team to make your feast the highlight of your affair, Courtney’s Catering will help to make your occaision the envy of everyone in attendance.


Courtney’s Catering is a local and family-owned catering business in Austin.  Since their launch in 2000, they’ve established a prestigeous reputation for their outstanding catering services and cuisine throughout the central Texas area.  Their standard for catering excellence is second to none, as guests can expect to see every dish staged in beautiful presentation with scratch-made offerings being served fresh with superb flavor, texture and temperature.  These practices have helped Courtney’s Catering become one of the most exceptional and well-respected names in the industry for nearly two decades.

Founder Mark Dowling

After spending 15 years in the hospitality industry, owner Mark Dowling noticed a disparity of good food and presentation by others in the catering industry.  Ignited by Mark’s entrepreneurial mindset and drive for culinary excellence, Courtney’s Catering was soon created with a distinct focus on his passion for serving superior cuisine with a detail for exceptional presetntation. 


After serveral years of serving thousands of guests and a sterling reputation among his customers and peers, Mark expanded on his business legacy by recruiting his daughter and the company’s name sake, Courtney, onto the sales team in 2011.  Now working together and with their team of hospitality professionals, Courtney and Mark continue their focus on providing excellence to their customers and guests at every event they produce. 

Menu and Service

From southern comfort, Texas-inspired fare, to elegant cuisine, Mark and his team produces approachable and comfortably elegant food that can be served in buffet style, plated or family style to suit any event.  The menu was designed to give customers a taste of Mark’s and his team’s culinary talent, highlighting select dishes most will enjoy and suitable for the right event.  If you’re hosting a coporate breakfast or lunch, the seasonal fruit and desserts display; veggie and dips trays; and fine cheese display will make fine options when appetizers are appropriate for your group. 

Courtneys Catering Mac and Cheese


If you require something more elegant for an even bigger celebration or a wedding, you’ll be impressed with their highlighted dinner entreés, featuring selections that include Italian, seafood, beef, chicken and pork dishes.  Popular favorites include the Blackend Salmon smothered with a lobster cream sauce;  the Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin served in medallions with a port wine sauce; the Make Your Own Pasta Bar with your choice of sauces and toppings; and the always popular Prime Rib which is carved onsite and served with horseradish and au jus.

If you plan on serving to a large guest list, their buffet-style service can be customized to include dinner menu options along with select side items to suit your taste.  From Central Texas Style BBQ, to Tex-Mex, Cajun and Seafood, Mark and his team will prepare a menu that highlights your favorite style of cuisine and one that is certain to leave a lasting impression on anyone they serve.


Courtney's Catering BBQ Platter


In addition to food services, Courtney’s Catering also offers bartending services for events, parties and festivals as needed. For more information on catering services and to see their seasonal menu visit www.courtneyscatering.com, or call (512) 258-5144.  Courtney’s Catering is owned and operated in Austin, TX.


About The Author

Hayden Walker
Executive Editor | Co-Publisher

Hayden Walker is the Editor in Chief and Director of Operations for Austin Food Magazine

Related Posts