We provide a team of 'Fun Experts' for your event. Our professional, uniformed staff members know how to make your event one to remember. They are experts at making sure all of your guests have FUN interacting with our Games, dancing to Zydeco Music, and winning our Prize Giveaways!
Big or Small... We Do It All!
Crawdad's! specializes in Authentic Onsite Crawfish Boil and Cajun Catering complete with tasty Louisiana Boiled Crawfish with all the fixin's plus a heaping helping of good 'ol Zydeco music to get your crowd going! Whether you have a party of 30 or a crowd of 3,000, Crawdad's! will make your event one that everyone will remember.
Your party doesn't stop with good food. Crawdad's! brings the whole party to you. We provide you with an All-Inclusive, Themed Catering Package complete with: Good Food, Zydeco Music, Prize Giveaways, Party Favors, Trash Handling and More!
Crawdad's! helps you plan everything from beginning to end so you have a smooth, successful, memorable event that makes a lasting impression on everyone in attendance for a long time to come. We handle everything from beginning to end to make your special event one that you get to take all the credit for.
Our turn-key, all-inclusive catering, allows you to look forward to your event with the peace of mind that all the details have been taken care of. And when the big day comes, you get to have fun and enjoy your party and your guests while we take care of all the dirty work. We help you setup, feed and serve everyone, take care of all the food and drinks, clean up, entertain, and even take out the trash!
Relax... We do all the work!
Great Food. Great Service.
We know how important Great Service is to you and your guests. That's why at Crawdad's!, we set only the highest standards of service, that guarantees Good Food and Fun for you and every one of your guests.
Oh Yeah: We're Boilin' Big!
Yeah: it's kind of a big deal. With our fleet of "Big-Rig" Boiling units, Crawdad's! can handle any sized event. These 16' rigs were custom-designed by the some of the finest Cajun archetects, to allow us to boil up to 2,500 pounds of our Hot-n-Spicy Crawfish per hour! The Crawdad's! fleet is equiped with a total of 4 of our "Big Rig" units. That's right: 4. No other crawfish caterer has the fleet or logistics to handle as many events simultaneously, or events of such size.
With our fleet of crawfish catering vans, we tackle jobs both big and small. Our fleet allows us to better serve our customers with our All-Inclusive Premium Crawfish Boil packages, Basic Backyard Boils and even our "Crawfish 2 Go" deliveries.
You're likely to see one of the Crawdad's! vans on the Dallas or Houston highways, so give us a "honk" to say hello!
Our Cooking Method
We only use certified Louisiana crawfish shipped in right before your event so they are fresh when we get them. The crawfish are then hand-washed on our custom cleaning station. This rigorous process requires that we literally touch each and every crawfish by hand as we remove any dead crawfish and debris. Once the crawfish are initially washed and sorted the live crawfish are then washed a final time and purged. This ensures you get the livest, healthiest, cleanest crawfish before they go into the boiler.
Our 3-stage cooking process involves boiling the crawfish in heavily seasoned water, soaking it in more seasoned water until all the flavor is absorbed into the crawfish, then optionally sprinkling it with our "Lafayette" or "New Orleans" special recipes. The Lafayette is a family secret that combines a unique blend of savory flavors to create a recipe with the tangy taste of lemon, spicy peppers, and zesty garlic. The "New Orleans" style is a traditional Louisiana recipe with a blend of ingredients that includes cayenne pepper, salt, a hint of garlic and onions, and 8 other herbs and spices.
Our Story:It All Started Way Back When....
Ever since they were little kids growing up in the back woods of South East Texas not far from the small nostalgic town of Navasota, Marc and Ben were fascinated with the crustaceans that they're now renown for all across Texas. At the early age of 4 and 6 they were knee-deep in ponds and creeks "crawfish hunting." It was a sport they grew fond of. Before long they realized that these critters were not only good bass, catfish, and gasper-gou bait, but made for a good meal at the dinner table, too. Risking run-ins with water moccasins and alligator snapping turtles, they reached elbow-deep down into the muddy crawfish burrows to pull out those big granddaddy crawfish. They would sneak away with Mom's good kitchen colander to collect the mudbugs and come home with a nice sized catch to show off. It wasn't long before Dad said: "Boys, y'all boil them crawfish up so we can eat 'em!"
The rest is history. As a young adult, Marc had a seasonal stay-over in Louisiana with a family friend that runs the state's most well known crawfish eatery. While helping out with the daily frenzy of crawfish-crazed customers, Marc soon learned the closely guarded family recipe passed down from the crawfish experts in Lafayette. It wasn't too long before this crawdad catching country boy turned into a crawfish cooking culinarian- a genuine guru in the tedious preparation, seasoning, and cooking of the classic recipe from Lafayette loved by all of the natives.
Not long after, he brought these techniques and tradition to a new home in Texas where he teamed up with his food savvy brother and childhood crawfish catching partner. They decided then-and-there that every Texan deserves a taste of Louisiana. With that, they launched Crawdad's! in Dallas and Houston. Their specialty? On-Site Cajun Crawfish Boil & Cajun Catering.
Both brothers stay busy during the crawfish season catering in their respective markets. In Dallas, Marc boils up his Cajun crawfish delicacy with the top-secret 'Lafayette' recipe that can't be found anywhere in Texas. In Houston, Ben, a culinary cook-pot perfectionist, boils up the 'New Orleans' recipe- a traditional style and taste with a few extra measures to make sure he stays well above the ordinary-tasting crawfish to be had from the local boilers. But regardless of which city you happen to reside, you're in for a special treat.
In Texas, Crawdad's! is renown for professional, timely service and the best tasting crawfish in the state. Check out Crawdad's of Dallas or Crawdad's! of Houston and taste for yourself why they have "the best crawfish this side of the Mississippi."
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