"WAHOO, LB!  Dinner last night INCREDIBLE!  Whatever that dessert was....top 3 in my life!  Thanks for being so 'last minute spontaneous'!"
--Mike Reynolds

"Leslie is a terrific caterer. She catered my Oscar party this year and received rave reviews from all the guests. The quality of the food was excellent, and the presentation was wonderful. She met with us a month before the event to go over suggested menus and was very agreeable to adapting a menu that met our budget. We also appreciated the creativity she showed in preparing foods that supported our party theme. I plan to use her again for future events." 
--Cathey Lowe

“Leslie adds a unique perspective of being both a chef and a mom. She did a great job creating the right content for the right audience.”
--Amanda Yates Cowan, Food On The Table

“Leslie prepared a great cake for our Class of 1979 50th Birthday Bash. I've known Leslie since we were kids and, despite that, I highly recommend her!”
--Joe Babb

"As owner of Texas Green Clean, I recently had the pleasure of working with Leslie Banister-Maguire and her team on a winter employee appreciation party. Working in the event industry myself in the past, I have encountered many outside catering companies and have to say that, Banister Catering is one of the best companies that I have worked with. Leslie Banister-Maguire and her team showed an incredible amount of professionalism and flexibility during the event. Their teamwork and willingness to assist in all aspects of the event greatly exceeded my expectations. I can confidently recommend that Leslie Banister-Maguire and the Banister Catering team will provide excellent catering services for any event large or small."
--Briton Varick, CEO, Texas Green Clean, LLC 

"It is a blessing to have such nice meals each evening. Thank you, Leslie."
--Allen Bailey

"Leslie catered my annual Oscar Party, and she really helped to make the event a success.  The food was delicious and had a gorgeous presentation.  I received numerous compliments from my guests all night long.  Banister Catering is a truly professional operation, and once we agreed on the menu, they handled everything.  I will definitely use them again."
--Cathey Lowe

"Harris asked me to make sure I told you how appreciative he was to have your dinner and wanted to thank you personally...it was so delicious! He is a very picky vegan. Also, John, myself, our other children and guests loved your dinner...it was truly amazing!! And, having you cater this for us allowed me the time to spend with my family! Happy Holidays and again many thanks!"  
--Cindy Greenwood
"Our Christmas dinner was absolutely the best meal I have had in a long time, thanks so much.  Can't wait until next year!"
--John Greenwood
"Leslie Banister of Banister Catering delivered fantastic food to my home for our annual Christmas Party.  Everyone commented on how terrific each item was.  Leslie also provided a very capable assistant to help her which meant that the food just kept on coming to the serving platters.  We planned for 100 guests and Leslie knew just how to estimate the amounts we would need.  She is a delight to work with and we all enjoyed having her with us."  
-- Emily Moreland, Moreland Properties
"The party food was so delicious!!! Thanks so so much. The beef tenderloin was so unbelievably tender. Bruschetta was yummy. They loved it all. The little tarts were snapped up instantly - as little tarts often are. Many, many thanks."
-- Deborah Hammond

"Leslie recently catered our company holiday party we could not have been more pleased. The presentation was beautiful and the food outstanding"
--Mary Jane Parker Williams

"This past November, Leslie participated in the annual Girl Scouts of Central Texas fundraiser, the S'more Soiree.  We needed a chef to teach a breakfast cooking session for the female attendees, who had just spent the weekend getting pampered at Girl Scout camp.  The women raved about the easy, tasty meals she created, and one woman wrote in her evaluation, "The cooking session was so much fun, practical, and taught by a great chef!"  I enjoyed working with Leslie to plan the session, and I will definitely contact her for next year's event."

--Stephanie Flora, Girl Scouts of America, S'more Soiree

"Leslie and her team were professional and meticulous.  Every detail was taken care of and the food was not only arranged beautifully, but very delicious! I highly recommend Banister Catering."
--Lynn Walker

"I called on Leslie to see if she would be able to give a cooking class to our Women’s Ministry. She promptly called me back with an incredible menu, great price, and was enthusiastic about making the presentation. The cooks in the class loved all of her “tricks of the trade” and even the non cooks, like me, picked up a few pointers. This was a fun and informative activity for a large group. I would love to have Leslie come into my home and give me some one on one cooking lessons."
--Stacy Spencer

"Chef Banister is an engaging and entertaining guest Chef.  My students absolutely loved her presentation on making and preparing pasta.  She related well to the age group and had them totally involved in her presentation.  The students had fun while learning."  
--Carol Stewart, EISD Teacher

"Chef Leslie's passion for cooking and sparkling personality makes her cooking classes educational and entertaining.  The successful children’s class she held at Breed and Co. was met with rave reviews by students and parents!"

--Cathie McCullar, Buyer, Breed and Co.

"A good friend is studying at TCA and got us in touch with someone who referred her. Chef Banister used to work at Hudson's and provided the quality of food you'd expect. She and her daughter were not only exceptionally capable but a whole lot of fun as well (not to mention serenely calm during the aforementioned oven crisis). I'd recommend her to anyone looking for a wonderful dining experience at home." 

--Patrick Kutac

"Last night was so fun!  You are a wonderful chef and teacher. Thank you!"

--Jennifer Horn Stevens

"Leslie, you did an awesome job with my birthday party. I loved the creative ideas you had for the food and the presentation was fabulous!  You were incredible and I so appreciate you working with me to create a perfect 50th!"

--Reenie Harwood Collins

"The first party after our remodel was a great success. Great friends, great wine, and great food. Thanks, Banister Catering!"

--Brian Powell

"Banister Catering handled multiple events for my office during the legislative session and provided fabulous food and excellent professional service.  The guests at the parties commented many times on the very high quality of food and service.  I highly recommend Banister Catering for any event.  Her food is the best!"

--Stephen Raines, Chief of Staff for Rep. Will Hartnett