"If you’re looking for a tour caterer, you should hire Tourcats. They are the best. The best thing for me is – I don’t have to give the catering a second thought. I know they will take care of everything and the food will always be spectacular and on time. Hire them – you won’t regret it."
Elliot Salzman Tour Director Trans-Siberian Orchestra
"I’ve had the pleasure of having Tourcats multiple times on tours over the past 9 years - if you’re looking for great food quality (whether it's a cheese burger or scallops, it’s always the best of its kind), a friendly and inviting environment, and an all-around relief to your work day, then Tourcats is the way to go!" Cam Catron Backstage Manager The Weekend
"Can’t thank you enough for all you and your team do out here. Full stomachs & high morale thanks to you all."
Last year we were out with The Weeknd and Dierks Bentley, and catered for Motley Crue/Def Leppard, Megadeth, Brooks & Dunn, Black Crowes, Breaking Benjamin, and we just finished the winter Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tour.
Right before the pandemic we were on tour with Cher, and we’ve also catered for U2, Beyoncé, the Rolling Stones, George Strait, Kenny Chesney, and Sam Hunt among others.
Our dedicated and experienced staff is always ready to make sure your day goes smoothly and you and your crew are healthy and happy. We pride ourselves in providing great food with an unmatched level of presentation and service in a tasteful ambiance for an equitable fee, with the personal attention and high quality meals you expect. We’re able to work within your budget and provide superior service to the local venue catering, with customized menus and excellent food always on time with no hassles or worries for you or your team.
Our chefs use real food made from scratch. A great, healthy meal begins with fresh, nutritious ingredients and we have sources across the country! We make the extra effort to get local products, including fresh fruits and vegetables, organic eggs, free range meats and poultry from local farmers, and fish from local markets.
We know being on the road is tough. We’ll make sure you’re able to relax in the dining room and enjoy great food with the taste and feel of home. We do our best to make the dining room feel like a home away from home, a warm and friendly place with familiar sights and smells, the freshly cooked meals served in a welcoming atmosphere where you can enjoy a wonderful meal and unwind.
We carry all our staff, equipment, and supplies, with transportation and bunks on our new bus for our crew, state of the art mobile kitchens, and our own generators if shore power is not available. So, the tour doesn’t have to bear any costs for housing or transporting our crew or equipment, and there’s no need to find space on your trucks or in your buses for us. And because we’re completely self-contained, we’re able to arrive at venues early to provide a full-service breakfast!
Sometimes a tour or the artist has a special request. This past summer the Weeknd tour wanted an "outside the box" experience for their show night in Denver at Mile High. On short notice we transformed a typical sporting venue media room into an outdoor Cuban Fiesta Night for 350. With live green plants, vases of tropical bouquets set on each table in a fedora along with Cuban candy spread throughout, an eclectic menu that included a tasting station of braised oxtails and lobster mac 'n cheese, virgin traditional and watermelon mojitos.
The room was alive with Cuban music playing in the background -- the crew dancing to the music while enjoying the food & having a grand old time!
"If you’re looking for a tour caterer, you should hire Tourcats.
Audrey and her crew are just spectacular. I’ve been in this business for more than 45 years, and Tourcats has served some of the best meals I’ve ever had. And they keep getting better. The food on our winter 2022 tour was beyond great. It was amazing! I know this sounds like an exaggeration, but it’s not.
As a tour director I know that if I want my team to perform at their best I have to provide the best environment I can, and catering is a huge part of that. Having great food day after day is just so important for my team – it keeps morale up and gives them something to look forward to every day through a long grueling tour.
I heard nothing but praise for Tourcats and their food from our promoters, my crew, and the band.
And they can’t wait to get to the dining room for their next meal.
TSO is a tough tour, one of the toughest in the business. We usually perform at five different venues in a row each week, and most days we have a matinee show, which means my crew begins to set up at 5:00am and we need a hot full breakfast ready to go for them then and there. Tourcats is always ready for us.
Our schedule is especially tough on Tourcats’ crew – they load in at 3:00am to have breakfast up by 5:00am, and don’t load out until 9:30pm, and then they’re back on the road to load in at the next show at 3:00am again, and they do it with a smile and that sets a good tone throughout the day
They do this day after day, and every meal, every day, is fantastic. It really is.
The best thing for me is – I don’t have to give the catering a second thought. I know that Audrey and her crew will take care of everything and the food will always be spectacular and on time.
They are the best. Hire them – you won’t regret it."
Director of Touring & Production
"Food = Fuel …. Fuel gives power to make things run to the best of your ability!
We all need food, especially on a long workday when we need as much great fuel as possible to make things happen. I have had the pleasure of having Tourcats multiple times on tours over the past 9 years and it’s a relief rolling into the venue knowing I don’t have to worry about what the meal situation will be like. Having them on shows makes my day a lot easier, and lets me focus on other things that may get neglected when I have to monitor local catering all day. Everyone thinks the dining room is the only thing a caterer does for the tour, but I assure you it’s much more. When it comes to backstage, the dressing room riders and stage coolers are a HUGE part of the day that a lot of people do not see or think about. They only see the 15 minutes, 3 times a day that they go into catering. Tourcats handles it all with ease and preciseness.
Catering is without a question one of the hardest jobs on a tour. Even with the long/nonstop hours Tourcats crews have always been so welcoming when going to catering first thing in the morning. They always remember the little things that I like without even asking for it. This just adds an extra element that only tour catering provides that you simply do not get with local catering. It’s always a personable experience rather than having to explain the expectations of the tour to a new catering company each show.
With all of that said, if you’re looking for great food quality (no matter if it's a cheese burger or scallops, it’s always the best of its kind), a friendly/inviting environment, and an all-around relief to your work day, then Tourcats is the way to go with all of your catering needs. I’m looking forward to the next tour with them!"
Backstage Management The Weeknd
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