GLUTEN FREE PERSONAL CHEF and CATERER IN AUSTIN
GLUTEN-FREE DAIRY-FREE ALLERGY-FRIENDLY AND VEGAN FOOD
HummingTiger Catering specializes in preparing delicious, gluten free, mindfully-sourced, family-style catering solutions for special events, mindfulness retreats, and weekly meal preparation. Our menu options include healthy food selections from a wide range of cuisines including Indian, Middle Eastern, Italian, French, Thai, Japanese, Tex-Mex, and more as well as traditional American comfort food including vegan and paleo variations. We also offer a wide range of gluten free, dairy free and vegan baked goods that are as tasty as their wheat based counterparts. We aim to deliver nourishing, wholesome food that considers all dietary needs. Our menu has something for everyone including meats, poultry, seafood, loads of vegetarian and vegan options, and gluten free & vegan baked goods.
What people are saying about our food...
"We had the most amazing experience working with Jude. He met our very specific needs perfectly, and it was so much fun. It was like working with a highly talented friend. Seriously exceeded our expectations. We can't wait to work with him again."
- Kat Pedersen, Austin, TX
- Kat Pedersen, Austin, TX
"HummingTiger's Jude and Maek did a superb job catering for a recent gathering of 40 to 50 hungry eaters I attended. From Indian cuisine to Mexican, from breakfast to dinner, their food was unfailingly imaginative, visually attractive, and above all delicious. They showed an admirable capacity to cater for vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters alike, for example with the different taco fillings they made. And the nourishing breakfast 'bakes' were a tasty way to start the day: you can't go wrong with them!"
- James Rosenheim, College Station, TX
"It's seldom that those who cook keep in mind the needs of culinary minorities; however, you guys were wonderful!!! I never once had to feel at all out of place. You really provided for my nutritional needs and food preferences, and I just want to thank you both from the bottom of my heart."
- Adin Eichler, Portland, Oregon
"The food was amazing! They were able to accommodate my plant-based/vegan diet with ease. Everything was organic and super tasty. Highly recommend!"
- Nick Weilbacher, Dallas, TX
"The people at HummingTiger Catering are AWESOME! The food they prepare is always the best quality and they are able to accommodate a large variety of diets, often within the same meal. Their vegan/vegetarian dishes are some of the best I've ever had. They can prepare vegan dishes that traditionally contain meat and you cannot tell the difference. The foods they prepare with meat are equally delicious. They try to source foods locally, when at all possible. I would definitely hire them for any type of catering job, especially when you want to impress your friends and leave a smaller carbon footprint."
- Ken Martin, Elgin, TX
Meet the Chefs
MAEK & JUDE OF HUMMINGTIGER CATERING
We have a passion for cooking delicious healthy food. Since Maek is gluten intolerant and dairy intolerant (amongst other foods), we have had to find creative ways to cook the foods we love without sacrificing flavor, texture, variety, or nutritional value. Given Jude's vast knowledge of varied cuisine and past catering experience, and Maek's passion for mindful healthy living, we decided to create HummingTiger catering so we can share our love of food with the world. We currently live in the Zilker neighborhood of South Austin.
MINDFULNESS IN CUISINE
Are you planning a weekend retreat? We love attending retreats almost as much as we love cooking at them. As yoga and mindfulness practitioners, we derive great joy from planning retreat menus that embody the spirit of the event and bring your attendees together in community during meal times. This includes having plenty of gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and allergy-friendly options so nobody feels left out. Make the next retreat you are planning unforgettable!
WE PREFER LOCAL
Given the bounty of local organic produce and pasture raised meat available in the greater Austin area, we try to source our ingredients from local farms whenever possible. We are also willing to work within your budget if local and organic ingredients are not your priority.
Our Preferred Vendors Include:
Johnson's Backyard Garden
Vital Farms Pasture Raised Eggs
Bastrop Cattle Company
Thousand Hills Grass Fed Beef
Pederson's Natural Farm