“The Eagle Ford energy boom is just beginning” was the comment for Texas A&M University professors earlier in the week. Hotels and restaurants are already benefiting in Corpus Christi and other industries will be following along in short order. The influx of South Texas oilfield jobs is supporting the economy across the area and not just where drilling is active.
With an influx of almost 50,000 workers related to the Eagle Ford Shale, South Texas catering is becoming big business. Delivering and serving food isn’t quite as visible as a rig that breaks the horizon, but many would say it’s just as important. Twelve hour shifts mean there isn’t much time spent away from the job, so many companies are happy to cater meals as often as budgets allow.
This, not so visible, portion of the restaurant industry is often the cash cow that keeps the doors open. I knew several restaurants when the Haynesville Shale was booming that broke even in the brick and mortar store and made all of their margin in the field catering events.
It’s also the reason many specialty caterers are serving the area. They aren’t what you’d expect either. Many run mobile kitchens just as nice or nicer than the typical restaurant and have certified chefs working the stove top. There’s no microwave keeping the food warm. It’s just plain good cooking.
If you’re looking for a caterer in South Texas, you’ll find just what you need in the Restaurants and Catering Category in the Eagle Ford Shale MarketPlace. Our preferred caterers include:
- TJ’s Chuck Wagon (210.262.4200)
- Boathouse Bakery & Bistro (210.896.6506)
- Monster BBQ & Kitchen (210.392.4058) [Read more…]