About Us

We're awesome.

Pink Avocado Catering Building on 4th Street.

Pink Avocado Catering was created in 2006 out of a passion for amazing food and service. The then one-man operation saw rapid growth after booking its very first event—catering the anniversary party for the Austin Film Society and its 1,000 guests. Through word of mouth, a lot of hard work and a commitment to producing
one-of-a-kind events, Pink Avocado has become one of the most beloved catering companies in Austin.

We believe that using the freshest ingredients produces the best results. We are tireless in staying abreast of the latest food trends. And we are obsessed with creating customized menus and culinary masterpieces for our clients. Simply put: we exist to make your vision a reality.

Pink Avocado is a member the Austin Chamber of Commerce; Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce; National Association of Catering Executives (NACE); and International Special Events Society (ISES).

Our Team

Meet the dream makers.

Brent
- Executive Chef

Brent Schumacher is the executive chef of Pink Avocado Catering. He holds more than 30 years of restaurant and catering experience. Born and raised in Detroit (the REAL Big D), his first professional position introduced him to the rewarding relationship between food and making people happy. It remains the foundation for what drives him today. Upon relocating to Austin in the mid ‘90s, Brent helped open the first Central Market, where he became executive sous chef. There he honed his culinary skills, learning from some of the country's most respected chefs. His entrepreneurial spirit and desire to create unforgettable food led to the opening of Pink Avocado in 2006. Though Brent spends most of his time thinking about food, in his spare time, he loves competing in extreme ironman races, playing the drums, and staying on top of culinary trends. He's an animal lover, rottweiler devotee, and the proud leader of team Pink Avocado.

Hollace
- Director of Culinary Operations

Hollace holds more than 30 years of cooking experience and has been with Pink Avocado since it's humble beginnings. Gardening and cooking alongside her mother and grandmother helped foster a love of fresh ingredients and amazing flavors. Hollace enjoys traveling, live music, beaches, pet herding and being a barbarian.

Charlotte
- Sous Chef

As sous chef, Charlotte Gordon brings her years of culinary experience to the Pink Avocado kitchen where she creates custom menus with her team of talented chefs. Charlotte started at a very young age, spending every waking moment she could in the kitchen next to her mother. By the age of five Charlotte would be found kneading dough on the dining room table or in Valdez, Alaska fishing for king salmon that were bigger than her. She grew up in North Pole, Alaska where she found her passion for the culinary arts. After working in multiple kitchens for fifteen years she finally decided to attend culinary school at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Here she would spend four years learning everything she possibly could, as well as becoming the founder and president of the UAF's Culinary Arts Club. Eventually Charlotte began working for the Universities culinary department teaching elective classes. She also became very interested in the pastry arts as well as molecular gastronomy, two things she has brought to the Pink Avocado kitchen. After graduation she decided she needed to move to a city that would broaden her culinary horizons, so she chose Austin. In 2005, she graduated from UAF and made the long journey down to Austin with her two dogs Sierra and Delilah. After researching catering companies in Austin, Charlotte knew she had come across the perfect fit for her and immediately contacted Pink Avocado. She has been with them ever since and loving every minute of it.

Marco
- Sous Chef

A native Texan, Marco has been cooking for over 20 years (over 6 of those at Pink Avocado!). He has a passion for food and learning about new trends, flavors, and loves to challenge himself in the kitchen. When not at Pink, Marco enjoys spending time with his family, two pups, and barbecuing as much as possible.

Becca
- Sales Coordinator

Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Becca fell in love with Austin while attending The University of Texas and never looked back! Her love of events and passion for food led her to Pink Avocado where she loves helping make client's event dreams come true - she's allll about those details. When she is not planning events, she enjoys spending time with friends, exploring new restaurants (check out her food blog @TX_Foodies), and cheering for her Dallas Cowboys or Texas Longhorns!

Rebekah
- Sales Coordinator

Rebekah grew up in North Carolina, where her sweet tooth and desire to make people happy led her to culinary school. She worked in this field for 6 years and found her way to Texas in the process. This is where she discovered the event industry and all it had to offer. She realized she had a knack for planning and organizing and that she wanted to help make unforgettable events. Rebekah has worked for event planners and venues, coordinating and planning for 2 years- eventually finding her home with the team at Pink Avocado. When she's not helping create memorable moments for clients, Rebekah spends time with her energetic dog Vienna and rewatching Grey's Anatomy.

Jamie
- Assistant Sales Coordinator

Jamie was born and raised just outside of Austin in Round Rock, TX. After studying Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M, she settled back in Austin to be near her family, the lakes, and all the great food. She loves that working in catering is a constant set of ever-changes challenges that keeps her on her toes. She'll insert herself into anything that involves crafts and flower shopping and is always ready to jump in to help.

Frequent Questions

You've got questions, we've got answers.

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Q: I'm interested in your catering services, what's the first step?

A: You have several options: you can call us at (512)-656-4348, send us an email at info@pinkavocadocatering.com, or complete the event questionnaire on the "Contact" tab on our website. We'll gather details about your event and then we'll design a custom menu based on your unique preferences.

2

Q: How do tastings work?

A: We reserve several weekdays and Sundays for private tastings depending upon your schedule. Because our kitchen shops for and prepares your custom menu, there is a charge associated with the tasting based on your proposed menu cost. We think it's important you taste everything on the menu, so you can go into your event confident the food is amazing and what you envisioned. We require at least one-week advanced notice to schedule a tasting.

3

Q: Can you provide staff for my event?

A: We have an amazing Pink Avocado staff that is food-handler certified. They are familiar and comfortable with every type of food service from buffet to multicourse meals and everything in between.

4

Q: Do you offer bar tending services and do you have a bar tending license?

A: Yes! We have talented staff bartenders who are TABC certified and can make a mean drink! Our in-house beverage manager is our sommelier and mixologist and loves to create signature cocktails for any type of event. We have a liquor license and insurance which allows us to serve and sell alcohol in any venue or location in Texas.

5

Q: When is my final head count due?

A: We like to know your final guest count two weeks prior to your event date. This gives our kitchen ample time to prepare for your event. At that point, we'll revise your contract and update your final balance.

6

Q: Can you assist with furniture set up and breakdown?

A: Absolutely! We just need to be aware of the expectations prior to your event to ensure we are staffed appropriately to handle the set up within the allotted time block. We can also assist with table and chair movement during your event if staffed appropriately.

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Q: What is Pink Avocado doing to be eco-friendly?

A: We use only 100% biodegradable disposables. These disposables are made from corn or other natural products. We also use organic and local foods, sourced from local farms, whenever possible.

Press

See what we've been doing.

 
Most recently, Pink Avocado was named The Knot's 2019 pick for Best of Weddings - by reviews from our amazing clients! We also received WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award for the sixth year in a row. Please check out our other awards below!

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