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Preston Plaza Cafe- Now OPEN!

Preston Plaza Cafe- Now OPEN!

Preston Plaza Cafe
17950 Preston Road, Suite 150
Dallas, TX 75252
Call ahead: 214-484-5805
or Order Online: order@prestonplazacafe.com

Within the Preston Plaza building, we have opened a new café. We serve our own high quality food between the hours of 6:45 AM and 2:30 PM, Monday through Friday. If you’re an early bird, stop in for a quick breakfast burrito to kick off you day. Choose a wheat tortilla with sausage and cheese to get the protein and vitamins you need to get your cognitive juices flowing- not to mention they taste great! At lunch time choose from a substantial array of foods, from salads and cheeseburgers to quesadillas and the daily special. Come see us soon!

AYS has moved to a NEW LOCATION!

AYS has moved to a NEW LOCATION!

We are now located in Preston Plaza near Preston Road and Frankford Drive. With new luxurious space, we have enhanced our synergy by uniting our offices, warehouse, and kitchen. We are conveniently located just blocks away from the Dallas Tollway AND President George Bush Turnpike.
At Your Service Catering
Preston Plaza Cafe
17950 Preston Road, Suite 140
Dallas, TX 75252

 

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What is the difference between a ‘Restaurant that Caters’ and a Professional Caterer?

 

Restaurant – Most restaurants that cater off-site events offer limited menu choices, such as strictly Mexican or strictly Italian food, so if you want Mexican and Italian you may need to contract with two different restaurants.  This can make your job much harder when planning an event.  Most cooks in restaurants are trained and specialize in the menu choices mainly on their own restaurant’s menu.

Professional Caterer – Uses industry professional chefs able to offer a nearly infinite variety for personalized menus.  They can create artistic buffets as well as crowd-pleasing chef-attended “action” food stations.  

Quality

Restaurants – Specialize in you coming to them. Cooks at restaurants that cater for off-site events typically prepare food in-house, move it into hot-boxes, and send it out with wait staff.  Hot boxes trap the heat, which can cause food to overcook and can also cause breaded items to become soggy during transport and holding times.  You rarely get the same quality you would enjoy ordering food fresh at the restaurant location.

Professional Caterer – Specializes in coming to your site.  Most caterers bring their equipment and talent to your event location.  Caterers will typically begin the preparation of their food at their commercial kitchen location, then have professional chefs complete preparation at your event site, resulting in fresher cuisine.

Equipment and Presentation

Restaurant – May provide limited equipment for your event such as disposable chafers, limited linens (usually white or checkered,) and may have limited resources to assist you with multiple facets of your event.

 

Professional Caterer – Most caterers employ event planners that can serve you as a “one-stop” shop.  They are equipped to assist you with all your event needs.  They can help with entertainment, centerpieces, specialty linens, rental equipment, seasoned employees, custom menus, valet parking, and many more event needs!

 

Helpful Hints

If you are planning a special event such as a wedding, corporate gathering, social event, or trying to impress your boss and/or clients, there are no “Do-Overs!”  Do your homework.   Ask for references.  Go see whomever you’re planning on hiring at an event in action if possible!  There certainly can be a huge difference between a “restaurant that caters” and a “professional caterer”.  We wish you all the best in planning your special event.


AYS Catering launches New Brand and new Web site!

AYS Catering launches New Brand and new Web site!

At Your Service Catering & Event Planning is pleased to announce our new brand! Complete with an exciting, hip new logo and an interactive web site, we are thrilled to give our customers added value in uncovering important information about AYS and our complete catering services. Check out our highlight video!

AYS receives D Magazine’s Best of Big D Reader’s Choice Award

AYS receives D Magazine’s Best of Big D Reader’s Choice Award

 

AYS Catering and Event Planning is thrilled to have been awarded D Magazine’s Best of Big D Reader’s Choice Award!

Introducing: The Colonnade Executive Lounge – AYS is the Exclusive Onsite Caterer

Introducing: The Colonnade Executive Lounge – AYS is the Exclusive Onsite Caterer

The Colonnade Executive Lounge is located in the vibrant Far North Dallas area at the SW intersection of the Dallas North Tollway and Arapaho Road. Nearby hotels include the Addison Marriott, Westin Galleria, and the neighboring InterContinental Dallas. The Addison Airport is just west of the Colonnade Executive Lounge. The Colonnade Executive Lounge is located in the center of three glass towers, with features that include 70-foot high barrel-vaulted glass ceilings, over 20,000 square feet of exclusive event space, numerous seating areas, interior and exterior water fountains, beautiful landscaping, a private upscale lounge, abundant private parking, and more Much pride is taken in the architectural genius, outstanding and exquisite landscaping, water fountains, & other amenities that are featured throughout the venue. The Colonnade Atrium can provide the perfect background for any occasion accommodating 400-600 seated guests or standing receptions for up to 1,500 guests. We offer a beautiful setting for wedding receptions, corporate entertaining, product exhibits, fundraising galas, and numerous other special events.

But, don’t take our word for it. Take a quick video tour…