A native of Fort Worth, Grady Spears would rather be called a cowboy cook than a chef. The long, tall Texan earned a meager living punching and selling cattle before turning to restaurant work to pay the bills, and his expertise in the kitchen came about unexpectedly–the moment a chef simply quit in the midst of a busy weekend dinner shift at the legendary Gage Hotel where Grady was managing the restaurant in the West Texas town of Marathon. Grady stepped up to the stove, grabbed a pan and produced meals for the dining room full of 100 hungry people. Like they say, the rest is history.
Since then, Grady has created menus and concepts in his signature cowboy style for The Reata Restaurants he co-owned in Alpine, in Fort Worth, Texas, and in Beverly Hills, California, The Roadrunner in Las Vegas, Nevada, The Chisholm Club in Fort Worth, The Burning Pear in Sugarland, Texas, The Nutt House in Granbury, Texas, and Grady's in Fort Worth.
Over the years, Grady has cooked on television for shows that include: Good Morning America, The Today Show, Paula Deen, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, Donnie And Marie, as well as various shows For The Food Network including The Cowboy’s Kitchen, Food Fights and others.
Grady has cooked at the Texas Governor’s Mansion for George and Laura Bush before they made the move to Washington, D.C. and has rubbed elbows With the culinary elite, cooking with the likes of Martha Stewart, Mark Miller, Stephan Pyles as well as the late Jean-Louis Palladin. He has endorsed or done work for various national brands to date that include: Pepcid Complete, Bud-light, The Texas Peanut Producers, Miller Lite, Legend Airlines, The American Beef Producers, Woodford Reserve, Nolan Ryan’s Tender Aged Beef, The Big Green Egg and Others.
Grady also hosted a weekly show on RFD TV titled “The Cowboy’s Kitchen” and in July of 2010 Grady began working with Reliant Stadium (now NRG Stadium) in partnership with Aramark creating menus for the Houston Texans, The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, The Final Four and the upcoming Super Bowl.
At Grady Spears Catering, we have over 3 decades of experience in making our guests happy and their bellies full. We aim to provide a level of service that enables you to be a guest at your own party. Let us do all the hard work and ensure your event's food needs are smooth & worry-free.
Any cowboy worth his salt, wouldn't serve his guests bum meat. Our USDA Certified Beef, Poultry, and Pork are premiere cuts.
Our veggies, starches, and salad dishes are all hand-made with the finest & freshest produce in the Dallas/Fort Worth Market.
This isn't your same ol' same catering food, but recipes perfected by a master in cowboy culinary techniques. Tried and true recipes that will envigorate your guest's tastebuds.
We do more than just cook amazing food!
We can provide all types of catering services such as servers, wait-staff, beverages, plates, silverware, napkins, chafing dishes, bartenders, and pretty much whatever your event requires for your success.
We offer Free Metroplex Delivery as well as a wide-array of Setup Services.
Cowboy charm isn't just a thing, it's our way of life.
We will ensure our service is of the highest, most professional in the business.
Due to Grady's demanding schedule, availability of our catering services is subject to his event schedule. Before we get the ball rolling on your event, lets do a date check to ensure your event can be given our full attention.