Hofmann Ranch


Menu Selections
Special Occasions

at the
Hofmann Ranch
Grande Hall

Catering provided by
Castroville CAFÉ
309 Lafayette, Castroville, Texas 78009
Café:  830-538-3400  ?  Cell:  210-884-5194  ?    E-mail: castrovillecafé@yahoo.com


Castroville CAFÉ

Full-Service Catering and Event Management

At Your Service

We take pride in being able to help so many families create great memories at the special events they have entrusted us to cater and manage for them.  Owner Gary M. Carter has a proven track record of owning and operating his own restaurants, venues, event management, decorating/design and catering companies for over 25 years.  With the belief that treating people with dignity and respect is paramount to the way he conducts business.  Our staff at Radius Events has a strong understanding of how to make your special event better than you imagined.  We are happy to assist you in planning a customized menu with personalized arrangements that suit the needs of your family.  Then we will recommend menus and plans that meet those expectations and are within your budget.  We will always provide great food with  the staff placing meticulous attention to every detail .  We invite you to meet with us to discuss your ideas and expectations.  

Family Style and Buffet Dinner 

Table setting for family-style or buffet dinner includes table linens of one basic color, one glass goblet, cloth dinner napkin, white dinner plate, silverware. For the appetizer and cake tables, service includes quality, disposable plates and forks are provided.  A glass hurricane and candle centerpiece for guest tables are available for inside use at no additional cost.  The price range for these services is between $14.00 and $32.00 based on your menu selections. Minimum number required for these services is 100 guest.   

Formal Seated / Formal Service Dinner  
Formal seated dinners are also available. Please contact us for arrangements.

Bar Service

You may bring in your own beer, wine and champagne that we will serve. A charge of $2.50 per person will be added to your bill for the bar service, based upon the total number of guests attending the event.  This includes us providing wine glasses and clear plastic cups for beer and bartenders.  Individual  guest are not allowed to bring their own alcohol without exception. All alcohol will be served by our staff and the serving of alcohol will discontinue thirty minutes before your event is scheduled to end.  Champagne table service includes a champagne flute added to each place setting and staff to go around to each guest and pour it at the appropriate time for a toast; this is an additional $2 per person with you providing the Champagne.   

Non-Alcoholic Beverage Service

Sweet and un-sweet iced tea, bottled water, Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Dr Pepper, and coffee are available at stations for the duration of the event.  The beverage service fee is $2.00 per person, based on your final guest count.

Taxes/ Gratuity / Deposits / Payments / Cancellations

A deposit of $500.00 is required to reserve our catering services for the date of your event.   A payment of 25% of remaining balance of proposed invoice is due thirty days prior to the event.  Final number of guests and final payment is due ten days prior to the event.  A charge of 8.25% sales tax and 20% gratuity will be added to your invoice.  All payments made are non-refundable.


 Decorating for your event can be stressful and costly, but with our help and expert advice, we are able to create an environment that showcases your personal style and accommodates your budget.



Castroville CAFÉ

Full-Service Catering and Event Management

Thank you for visiting the Grande Hall at the Hofmann Ranch and considering the ranch as your venue and my company as your caterer. My name is Gary M. Carter and I am the owner of Castroville Café and have been catering at the ranch since it opened almost 5 years ago. I am glad to help anyone when considering the ranch for their event.  

 When I met the Hofmann's around 6 years ago and was able to be a part of the project from its' early stages it has been a joy to work with them and be a part of this great project. I have learned so much from the both of them. Hans and Charlotte make an amazing team for creating running the perfect venue for private events.  They see the ranch as an extension of their home and everyone is treated as a welcomed guest.  Their commitment to the upkeep and cleanliness to the ranch is second to none.  This facility only gets better and you can count on it being perfect for your event.   

It is a pleasure to work with the Hofmann's who are so dedicated to being honest and fair and are huge positive contributors to the our  community.  
You will not be disappointed at the ranch and I hope I am able to help you make it a great event as well.

Gary M. Carter


Simple Elegance Wedding Reception
Menu Selection

Appetizers (Buffet Style)
 (All of the Family style menus include this Appetizer selection)

Fresh Fruit Display
Assorted Cheeses
Assortment of crackers
*Main Courses (Family Style)
(Choice of one main course)

*Grilled Pork Loin with Brown Mushroom Gravy
*Grilled Chicken Breast with Mushroom Cream Sauce
*Pot Roast with Brown Mushroom Gravy
*Grilled Chicken Breast with Lemon Cream Sauce
*Chicken Cordon Bleu
*Confetti Chicken
*Chicken Piccata with Lemmon and Caper Sauce
*Pork Loin Chop Stuffed with Cornbread Stuffing
*Grilled Sirloin Steak with Sautéed Onions
*Grilled Beef Tenderloin Filet Wrapped in Bacon
**Side Dishes (Family Style)
(Choice of Two sides)

**Harvest Garden Blend Wild and Long Grain Rice
**Fresh Green Beans
**Sweet Sliced Fresh Carrots
**Roasted Rosemary New Potatoes
**Garlic Mashed Potatoes
**German Potato Salad  
**Pasta with Garlic and Butter Sauce
**Cornbread Stuffing

All Menus come with Freshly Baked Rolls, Butter, Iced Tea and Water.  
 (All Menus are subject to additional sales tax of 8.25% and gratuity of 20%)


Royal Wedding Reception

~ Menu ~

(Buffet Style)

Fresh Fruit Display
Assorted Cheeses
Assortment of crackers

Main Courses
 (Family Style, Buffet or Seated)

(Choice of one)
Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Burgundy Sauce
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Prime Rib
Grilled Lamb Chops
Quail stuffed with Fruit and Golden Cornbread Stuffing
Coq Au Vin
Grilled Salmon with Sherry Cream Sauce with Mushrooms
Sautéed Jumbo Gulf Shrimp

Side Dishes (Family Style)
(Choice of two)
Roasted Rosemary New Potatoes
Fresh Green Beans, Sweet Sliced Fresh Carrots
Wild Rice Pilaf, Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Red Potato and Goat Cheese Casserole
Asparagus with Lemon Butter Sauce
Steamed Broccoli with Lemon Butter Sauce
Sugar Snap Peas
Sautéed Squash and Red Peppers

All menus come with Freshly Baked Rolls and Iced Tea and Water
 (All Menus are subject to additional sales tax of 8.25% and gratuity of 20%.)


Down Home
Wedding Reception

~ Menu ~

 (Your Choice)

Appetizers (Buffet Style)
Fresh Fruit Display
Assorted Cheeses
Assortment of crackers
Chips and Queso

Main Courses (Family Style)
 (Your Choice)

Bar B Q Chicken
Smoked Brisket
Beef Sausage
Grilled Shrimp
Baby Back Ribs
Pulled Pork
Smoked Turkey Breast

Side Dishes (Family Style)
 (Your Choice)

German Potato Salad Cole Slaw
Green Beans
Roasted Rosemary New Potatoes
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Whole Kernel Sweet Cream Corn
Baked Beans
American Potato Salad

All menus come with Freshly Baked Rolls & Iced Tea.
 (All Menus are subject to additional sales tax of 8.25% and gratuity of 20%.)


Hors d'ouvres Menu

Buffet Style or *Butler Pass

Fresh Fruit Display
Price per 100 guests $350.00

Assortment of Cheese
and Crackers
Price per 100 guests $250.00

Fresh Vegetables and
Ranch Dip
Price per 100 guests $250.00

Spinach Dip
Price per 100 guests $75.00

Pasta Salad
Price per 100 guests $175.00

Steam Ship Round of
Beef Carving Station
Price per 100 guests $475.00
(Rolls and condiments included)

Chicken Salad Stuffed
Mini Croissants
Price per 100 pieces $250.00

Ham & Turkey Stuffed
Mini Croissants
Price per 100 pieces $200.00

*Mini Spring Rolls
Price per 100 pieces $65.00

*Swedish Meatballs
Price per 100 pieces $75.00

*Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
and Jalapeño   
 Price per 100 pieces $250.00

*Buffalo Wings with Blue
Cheese Dressing
Price per 100 pieces $175.00

*Sausage and Cheese
Stuffed Mushrooms
Price per 100 pieces $150.00

Shrimp Cocktail
Price per 100 pieces $150.00

*Mini Beef Wellington
Price per 100 pieces $250.00

*Mini Quiche
Price per 100 pieces $75.00

*Mini Chicken Skewer
Price per 100 pieces $175.00

Chips, Salsa, and Queso
Price per 100 guests $100.00

*Tomato Bruschetta
Price per 100 guests $100.00

Beverage Service $2.50 per person
Includes Iced Tea, water, soda and coffee

At least four appetizers must be selected for an appetizer only menu.  Menu pricing includes
 basic color tablecloths for guest tables and skirted cake and buffet tables. Clear plastic plates, silverware and paper napkins are provided for buffet and cake service.  Any amount can be
added to dinner menus.

309 Lafayette Street, Castroville, Texas 78009 (830) 538-3400


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