In late 2013, Chef Mark Pulich and Linda Halioua the owner of the Venetian Hot Plate came together and established VHPcateringLLC in an effort to offer the delicious cuisine they had became known for at the Hot Plate to the catering scene in Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend. Our catering services focus on specialized menus ranging from Italian influenced coastal cuisine, Cajun, Southwestern, Asian and BBQ paired with service and attention to detail to match VHP catering is the go to caterer for clients who want to impress their guests whether its a birthday pary or wedding catering.
Linda and her Late husband Maurizio , from the Venice region of Italy, opened the Venetian Hot Plate in Port Aransas in 1995 and in the past 20 years have become a go to restaurant for gourmands traveling to the little vacation island.
Chef Mark Pulich a native of Port Aransas has been working in restaurants in every capacity for the past 25 years. Hurricane Katrina blew Mark back to his hometown from New Orleans where he picked up a line cook job at the Venetian in 2005. After the unfortunate loss of Chef Maurizzio in 2006, Mark took over the responsibilities of Executive Chef and has been trying to fill the big shoes left in the kitchen at the Hot Plate for the past 10 years. Mark is still involved in the day to day operations at the Hot Plate while running the catering company.
As in the restaurant ,VHP catering strives to offer fresh delicious food using the best ingredients in new and innovative ways. Thank you for considering us for your catering needs please know we work hard to ensure your satisfaction
Mark! I have been meaning to contact you! The evening was a major success! You-all went above and beyond! Your staff was outstanding. But, with that said - I have never been more pleased with a meal. Every morsel was such a blessing. My staff was so impressed and I was absolutely thrilled!!! Can't wait to be the mouth of the south and tell everyone about "VHP"!!!! Thank you so much. ..... Have a wonderful holiday season!
--Cheryl Boriak -My Coastal Closet.
Outstanding!! We have had sooooo many compliments from our guests not only on how wonderful the food tasted and how beautifully it was presented but also on the professionalism displayed by you and your staff! I cannot think of a single way that the evening could have gone better. Your attention to detail (very important to me!) blends perfectly with your skills and vast knowledge. You are a true professional and I applaud you. When you see the members of your staff who participated that evening, please pass on my appreciation for a job well done.
Again, thank you VERY much, Mark. I will not hesitate to recommend you to my friends!
Mark @ VHP Catering has catered several events for our program fundraising gala. The food and service he provides are exceptional. Mark is congenial and very easy to work with. I would highly recommend Mark and VHP catering and will definitely use them again!
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VHP catering knows that this is one of the most important days in couples life and we love to be a part of the special event. Typically we like to work with the couple to offer a specialized menu that fits their theme, vision and budget, this helps make the event even more special. Or, If you prefer to choose one of our packaged wedding menu option we are glad to accommodate. We offer buffet or full service options and cuisine from around the world. We offer a set price for all plate and flatware rental, as well as upgraded disposables and eco friendly options.
No matter what the occasion, we will plan and deliver an event to remember. Organization Fundraisers, Dinner parties, Holiday Celebrations, Birthday Parties, Corporate Luncheons and Political Events. Let VHP catering help you not only with fabulous food and excellent service but rentals, staffing and more.
Need to feed large groups on a budget, let us help you out with home cooked meals to please the heartiest of appetites. Refineries, Ship yards, and Oil Rigs we are mobile and have the experience and equiptment and personel to keep your crews working hard and feeling appreciated.
The Catering Kitchen located at 917 commerce street in Portland Texas it is a 2200 sq.ft space with almost every amenity a Professional Chef could want for catering. We are blessed to have such a kitchen to work in. It is in our business plan to Rent the equipment and space to other caterers who might need it for a night or a morning of production work. When We are not using it. The rental Rates Vary on the time period and season but range for $18-24 per hour plus a damage and cleaning deposit . If you are a fellow caterer who needs a commercial kitchen to work out of for that big event please give us a call. We can also offer delivery service and dishware rental as well.