“Let us create the meals, you create the memories.”

Because of our growing loyal customer base and their needs for excellent catering, we have gradually expanded into a full service catering business. Diana and the 1217 staff love the freedom and creativity that the catering of a variety of events brings.

Clients choose their own unique menu with Diana’s personal assistance. Choosing 1217 to cater your big, small, casual, formal or business event will guarantee an exceptional menu, presentation and professional service that will help make you the envied host or hostess of your event. There are no events too large or too small for the class and delectable that Café 1217 can offer. Elaborate Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners are a local favorite of many patrons who sit back and enjoy family and friends while Café 1217 does all the prep!

The Café has catered everything from an “Evening Celebrating Madame Tatiana Faberge”, to an intimate dinner party for 6, to a tamale themed lunch for office parties.

Reward yourself with peace of mind by contacting Café 1217 to handle all of your event needs, from delectable dishes to superior service and everything in between.

Fully Catered Events

Allow us to completely coordinate the food, the servers, and even the equipment rental for your event so that you are free to enjoy the time at hand. We are available for consultation. Please ask for Chef Diana Bratton or a catering coordinator to schedule your personal consultation.

Weddings – Make this wonderful day of your life even more wonderful and memorable. Your guests will be thrilled and impressed to see your class, individuality and style that will shine through with your distinctive and delicious cuisine. Even your most fastidious relatives will love it!!!

Meetings – Make your meeting one to remember! After Café 1217 caters a meeting for you with creativity and exemplary service, you will be looking forward to the next one!

Corporate Events – Café 1217 will cater your corporate event with an exceptional event or theme specific menu that will make an impact on your company members or clients to assist you in showing them how essential they are to your business.

Personal Entertaining – Large or small, turn your social obligations into a pleasure. Instead of stressing over the details, enjoy being host / hostess. Your unique menu choices and our unparalleled presentations and service will make you the talk of the town! Our catering professionals will work directly with you to echo and enhance your personal style.

Special Orders All of our menu items are available for pickup or delivery. At your request, we can provide serving and/or heating instructions that are easy to follow. Plastic disposable trays or aluminums are available for a minimal charge. If you prefer to drop off your serving trays, we will be happy to arrange the food for you.

Please place special orders at least 5 days in advance and fully catered events at least 2 weeks in advance. Exceptions to this are possible, depending on availability of labor and ingredient supplies.

No matter what the occasion or your tastes, we can design a menu perfectly tailored to meet your needs!

Reasons why Cafe 1217 Catering is THE excellent choice for you:

  • Quality ~ Enjoy delicious food made from the freshest ingredients just for your event
  • Convenience ~ Select foods you can serve to meet your needs…cold, room temp, or hot from the oven
  • Creativity ~ Ask us to create a menu that will suit your personality and the setting of your event
  • Variety ~ From old fashioned to exotic, we have the flavors that you crave
  • Flexibility ~ Your event size, budget, and ideas are welcome
  • Experience ~ Trust the award-winning café that has been feeding Hot Springs and the surrounding community for 7 incredible years

You can call Cafe 1217 for catering services at 318.1094


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Some of the events for which we regularly provide catering and event planning services include:

  • Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
  • Birthdays
  • Black-tie events
  • Boardroom brunches
  • Client Presentations
  • Corporate Events or Retreats
  • Employee Recognition Banquets
  • Entertainment
  • Event Planning and Production
  • Fundraisers
  • Holiday Parties
  • Picnics
  • Planning, Budgeting
  • Receptions
  • Reunions
  • Sales Meetings
  • Seminars
  • Special Events/Theme Parties
  • Team Building
  • Weddings