Catering By Chipotle
This past weekend I hosted a holiday party at my house. I am a firm believer that when you host a party your food should be the most important thing you showcase. People love to eat and they don’t want to just eat chips and dip. They want something hearty that is going to fill them up, especially if you serve drinks at your party as that will increase appetites.
I chose to go with Chipotle catering. They offered several delicious options that were perfect for my party and they served as few as 6 or as many as 200. I liked that they handled all of the food because it meant less work for me. I called 2 days in advance and they took my order quickly and efficiently.
I ended up going with the big meat spread for 20 people which included the following:
- White and Brown Cilantro-Lime Rice
- Black Beans
- Pinto Beans
- Fajita Vegetables (only with The Big Spread)
- Fresh Tomato Salsa (mild)
- Roasted Chili-Corn Salsa (medium)
- Tomatillo-Green Chili Salsa (medium hot)
- Tomatillo-Red Chili Salsa (hot)
- Sour Cream
- Crispy Taco Shells
- Soft Flour Tortillas
- Bowls, Utensils, Napkins
- Serving Spoons & Tongs
- Stands, Chafing Dishes & Fuel
When I got to the store everyone was super nice. An employee behind that counter handed me a complimentary drink to have while I waited for them to bring my order out. When it finally came out they carried it out to my car for me in 2 separate trips.
Here is what it looked like before it was all unpacked. My car smelled so good on the ride home.
We also had Tomatilla-Green chili salsa, and the Tomatillo-Red Chili Salsa. Both made excellent additions to top off everyone’s meal. They were spicy and full bodied and even tasted great with the lime tortilla chips.
Of course I baked some fudgy peppermint bites to finish off the night.
I highly recommend Chipotle Catering for your holiday party or any event you may need to feed a large amount of people. The service is friendly and they have a section on their website here describing special diet information. There are several vegetarian options including sofritas. My guests were all happily full by the end of the night and everyone.
Here is some info about Chipotle you man not have known:
- They serve the very best sustainably raised food possible with an eye to great taste, great nutrition and great value.
- Whenever possible they use meat from animals raised without the use of antibiotics or added hormones.
- They source organic and local produce when practical. And they use dairy from cows raised without the use of synthetic hormones
For more information visit www.chipotle.com.
18 thoughts on “Catering By Chipotle”
Great detailed review! How was the portion size? Did it really satisfy 20 people?
Joseph,yes. We had more than 20 people at our party and we still had leftovers.
Hi just wonder how much should i order for 40 people?
How much did it cost?
VV I suggest calling your local Chipotle as they all vary.
Great review, thanks for this! For a birthday party of 20 adults and 20 kids, do you think the order for 20 people would suffice?
Yes, I do! We had a lot left over. I would suggest maybe ordering some extra burritos or something for the kids but this should be just fine.
I had to feed 8 teenage boys and ordered Chipolte catering. When I called they informed me that the minimum order was 20….so reluctantly, thinking I would have so much left over, I ordered The Big Spread (3 meats) for 20. NEVER AGAIN!! 8 boys ate one burrito bowl each (only 2 had seconds) and my 13 yr old daughter had 2 soft tacos. The little amount of food they gave us was gone….ORDER FOR 20 fed 9 people!!! There was hardly any meat….if you look at this lady’s pictures….you can see the foil pan through the meat. The barbacoa that we received was a little mound in a big foil pan. The pans are only about an inch and a half deep…..so the rice just covered the pan’s bottom. It cost us $292!! I could have eaten in, had each order 2 burritos and it would have only been about $160!! Of course, they gave us about a year’s supply of sour cream!!
All these just for 20 people. I’m planning my son’s birthday and thinking of ordering as well. I have 30 adults.. should I order good for 30 or just a little less.
It depends. We still had food left over but not everyone ate. I think you will be good with this amount. You can always buy dessert for after.
This post was very helpful! The Chipotle catering looks pretty good!
I am ordering this for a large graduation party. 150ish. do you think I should stick with that number or will I have too many left overs?
Tracy, this is for a party of 20, will you be ordering several of them?
Did they give you free catering in exchange for the review? I know Chipotle does that a lot. And I agree with Nancy Trauffler, Chipotle is pretty expensive for the amount of food you get. I LOVE Chipotle but it’s definitely a once-in-a-while food for me.
So, this was forever ago but I’m planning a partyy for 25 adults and 15 kids and I’m wondering if I need to order based on 40 or less?
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