For future planning purposes – whenever you are asked to coordinate/suggest an off-site location for an event and will need meals or refreshments catered in, may I suggest:
·Cendera Center (where we had our whole-day Thursday offsite last week). They can handle as few as a dozen in one of their boardroom spaces or as many as 1000 in their ballroom/convention hall. Simple to get to (a mile from you) and free parking, too!
·Ritzz Catering (brought in breakfast and lunch as well as mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks). Very flexible menu options – essentially whatever you want, from simple to extravagant. Again, she can handle as few or as many guests as you may have.
Cendera and Ritzz Catering both offer exceptional quality for a very agreeable cost. I wouldn’t normally offer endorsements of commercial sources but these aren’t ordinary resources. Both are outstanding!
Michael A. Parker
Lockheed Martin/Business Development
"After touring Cendera Center for the first time the owners asked me what I thought. I told them the only problem I had was that they didn’t give me an opportunity to invest in the Center before it opened. There is nothing like this in Fort Worth. I immediately signed up to be the first event at the Center, holding our annual Fort Worth, Texas Magazine Top Chef Challenge there in September. The venue and the staff exceeded our expectations. From ample parking, to top-of-the-line audio video, as well seating, bars and back stage amenities, this is truly a turn-key facility. I highly recommend you consider this venue for any upcoming events."
Hal A. Brown
Fort Worth, Texas Magazine Owner/Publisher
The decision to hold the 2011 Fort Worth, Texas Magazine’s Top Chef challenge finals at Cendera Center was absolutely the perfect choice. From the moment I walked in I knew how great this event was going to be. The staff is extremely gracious, the ballroom, which includes tables, chairs and linens or stadium seating in the room rental price, is the perfect size, the AV equipment is over-the-top and the sound system that owner, Brian Collins, has installed, has the best sound I have ever heard. Backstage you will find a large catering kitchen, two spacious Green Rooms, and easy load-in and load-out access. This event went off without a hitch and I hope that my future clients will decide to host their events at Fort Worth’s newest event venue!
Kathy Mills Productions
"I do work all over town and the great thing about the Cendera Center from my perspective is the availability of self-parking surrounding the venue. There is a covered area for valet parking to set up, but you don't have to have valet if you don't want it."
Owner, Rent A Frog Valet, LLC
We just wanted to thank you for making our career fair a huge success. Your staff was so helpful and provided great service to us. And people raved about Cendera Center. Most of the exhibitors and attendees had not been there before. We appreciate everything!
Owner, D3 Seminars - Discover. Design. Do.
Liza (October 2012 Bride)
"I wanted to thank you and your AMAZING staff for everything. The wedding was so beautiful and flawless. Everyone thought the venue was gorgeous and it was all thanks to you. I honestly can't say THANK YOU enough. You guys are AWESOME! :)