Dining Guide: Running Wild Catering

 

Written by Rebecca Vidacovich in the January 2011 Issue

After 13 successful years as Johnnie’s Catering, co-owners Debbie Lowery and Teresa Walters decided it was time for a change. The company is now known as Running Wild Catering. They still have the same great staff and fabulous food, the only thing that’s changed is the name.

“I went to work for Johnnie’s Catering in 1997,” Lowery said. “We bought into the company several years later. This past October, along with Thomas Deutsch, we bought the whole company after one of the owners retired.”
Running Wild offers a wide variety of menus including Italian, Mexican, BBQ, Holiday, Classic Favorites and more. They even provide “Smart Eating” options for those looking for healthier alternatives.

“I feel our specialty is our weddings,” Lowery said. “We set up really beautiful displays with great food everyone likes.”

For your next event, start with one of their delicious salads, like the Chicken Artichoke Pasta Salad or the Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad. The salad is made with mixed greens topped with diced Ancho-rubbed grilled chicken breast, diced tomato, black beans, corn, green onions and cheddar cheese.

For appetizers, try the baked pesto artichokes, smoked salmon or the brushetta bar, which includes garlic baguette rounds, basil pesto, olive tapenade, diced tomato, fresh basil and buffalo mozzarella.

For your entrée, Running Wild has many delicious menu items. Some of the more popular include Roasted Beef Tenderloin, Caribbean Pork Carnitas, Grilled Chicken with Roasted Red Pepper Cream, Italian Chicken Breast and Cheese Tortellini. For a flavor south of the border, try the Taco Bar, Ancho Rubbed Chicken Breast or the Fajitas.

Executive Chef, Teresa Walters, is very versatile, Lowery says. She feels they excel at comfort foods like pot roast, turkey and meatloaf.

If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary though, Running Wild has a menu just for you. Choose from Panang Shrimp, Coconut Lobster Tail, Spanakopita, Tandoori Chicken Satay and many other unique options.

Running Wild will finish your evening with their extensive dessert menu. They offer everything from chocolate fountains, Gelato Italian ice, gourmet cookies and lemon squares, to cheesecake, cobblers, pies, bread pudding and more.

“Catering is a unique business,” Lowery says. “There are several great caterers in the metro. We all share a passion for creativity and customer service. I think a potential client should keep in mind what catering is. We don’t just offer food, we offer a service of full set up and decor along with staff to take care of all their needs and desires. When you see a restaurant that offers catering, make sure that it is not just delivering food and dropping it off. That is not catering.”

Lowery says the company promises to exceed expectations and provide legendary service. Their mission is to have each and every client experience the highest quality food and service possible at reasonable prices.

Running Wild Catering truly offers anything you could possibly want for your next event. For more information or to place an order, call 405-751-0688, Or you can view their entire menu at www.runningwildcatering.com.

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