Our Proud History

Smokey's Longhorn Catering was founded on August 22nd, 1974. With meticulous, on-time delivery and fresh, homemade food, it wasn't long before the high-tech Powerhouses of their day, companies like Digital Equipment and Burroughs, were ordering daily. Menu expansion brought even more clients who needed high quality cocktail receptions, along with Barbecues, Clambakes, and Boat Cruise functions.

The Gourmet Lauren name was adopted in March of 1985 after my daughter and good luck charm, Lauren. We adhered to the philosophy that we were building our reputation and not living off of past glories. (We still feel the same way today.)

During the '90's, my fascination with Barbecue led me on dozens of pilgrimages down south and all over Texas. The results can be found throughout Smokey's menu and the raves of reviewers who said, "The food is fabulous" and "Baby back ribs were… lean, tender and falling off the bone".

It's a new century. Personalized service, value, and fresh, high quality food have never been more important. We prove and reprove ourselves every time we cater for you. Personally, I welcome the challenge and the opportunity to show you why your best value is here. Whether it's 5 guests or 5000, a cold luncheon, cocktail reception, Employee Appreciation, company outing, or lavish event that requires, along with food, site selection, entertainment, transportation and other complex services; one phone call is all you need to make.

Jeff Bromberg, Founder