Local Caterers and Event Planners

Emerson Grill


(406) 586-7247


Features Northern Italian cuisine in their warm and romantic restaurant.  Catering occurs on-site, in the Ecce Art Gallery, or other public venues in the Emerson Cultural Center. The owner is Robin Chopus and the Chef is Donald MacArthur.  

Frank’s Gourmet Deli & Catering


(406) 585-1761


Frank graduated form the American Culinary Institute and apprenticed in Bern, Switzerland, The Ritz Carlton in Palm Beach, FL, and Postrio in San Francisco. While he’s had many high profile clients, he just likes to feed hungry people.

By Word of Mouth

Big Sky

(406) 995-2992


Owners/chefs, Pam and John Flach, have created a restaurant and catering service that offers gourmet food in an elegant setting.  Montana-raised beef is a specialty, along with produce supplied by Gallatin Valley Botanical. They cater any event—weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate retreats, meals in your home, cocktail parties, pick-up catering or drop-off meals.

Zac’s Montana Kitchen


(406) 222-4892


Zac Kellerman is famous for his sophisticated custom catering, special sauces, and entertaining food columns.

Skinner / Benoit Public Relations and Event Coordinator


(406) 294-2390


Contact Kathleen Benoit or Corby Skinner. For years Corby has organized the Writer’s Voice series and High Plains Bookfest.  

Chico Hot Springs

Paradise Valley north of Yellowstone Park

(406) 333-4933


Chico Hot Springs is well-known for its gourmet dining and outdoor hot springs pool.  Those who’ve held weddings or conferences in their convention center are so delighted that they can’t wait to come back and just relax.  Be prepared to book way ahead for big weekend events.  

Cathy’s Casual to Caviar Catering


(406) 543-4040


An award-winning, veteran Missoula caterer, owner Kathy Thompson delights in helping others create a memorable event.  One secret she gives her clients during the holidays:  Don’t Give Into the Shoulds. 

Outlaw Inn


(406) 755-6100


Known for its centrally located, homey lobby that “smells like fresh baked cookies,” the Outlaw Inn can rustle up whatever your heart desires for the holidays.  Manager, Doug Peters, praises his new chef and offers a holiday menu to tempt the taste buds.  

Amazing Crepés and Catering


(406) 862-6002


Visit Todd and Becky Horning’s company Web site and you’ll need a bib.  When they promise an endless and impressive array of crepés made on site, they mean business.  For the holidays, Becky loves a flambé made with local fruit.  Get her Huckleberry Flambé recipe here.  

Double Arrow Resort & Lodge

Seeley Lake

(800) 468-0777 or (406) 677-2777


With catered events only offered on-site, this special place is particularly delightful during Christmas, when the Double Arrow Mudslide, a milkshake-style drink with  vanilla bean ice cream, Baileys, Kahluha, and vodka goes down easy, but with a kick, says Events Planner, Bonnie Phillibert.

Hamilton Wine & Liquor & The Edge Restaurant


(406) 375-0007


No party is complete without a catered beverage station.  As manager of the wine and liquor section of the Bitterroot Valley’s full-service restaurant, the Edge, Kendra Hale offers holiday hosts a couple of her favorite wines of the season.  They include the Gran Gesta Brut Rose’, the Seven Hills Riesling, and a real showstopper:  a Pumpkin Martini.   Details and recipe from this beverage catering company are on the DM website.

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