Water’s Edge Catering


Water's Edge Catering logoIt’s a well known fact of life that food helps bring people together and can sometimes make or break an event. Trust our Water’s Edge Catering to supply delicious food, a professional staff, and deliver excellence in customer service for your event needs. Each event – be it a wedding reception, business luncheon, party, gala, or conference is customized to exceed your expectations. The Texas State Aquarium’s Event Team works hand in hand with Water’s Edge Catering to provide top notch turn-key events. Food, rentals, staff, and more can all be provided, allowing you to actually relax and enjoy your event, and leave the details to us.

Make some waves during your next event and book Water’s Edge Catering today! Check out what delicious items you could feature at your event!


All appetizers are served on disposable plates

Shrimp Cocktail
Served in a single display over ice with cocktail sauce and special crackers and lemon wedges.
$4.25 per person

Bacon Wrapped Pineapple
Pineapple wrapped with bacon and topped with a teriyaki glaze.
$175.00 (100 pieces)

Trio Display
Fruit, veggie and cheese all on one beautiful display with a pineapple palm tree center.
$225.00 (serves 50)

Crab Cakes
(3) silver dollar medallions with rémoulade sauce.
$6.00 (per person)

Bite Sized Beef Wellingtons
$4.50 each

$1.75 each

$2.75 each

Italian Meatballs
Served with marinara sauce
$1.00 each

Barbeque Sliders
$3.25 each

Chicken Salad Croissants
$2.50 each

Marinated Kabobs
Choose beef, chicken or veggie
$2.75 each

Spinach Artichoke Dip
Served with tortilla chips or crackers
$150.00 (serves 100)

Smoked Salmon
Sliced salmon comes with gourmet crackers and capers.
$9.00 per person

Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
$175.00 (serves 100)

Chili Con Queso
Served with tortilla chips.
$125.00 (serves 100)
add $50.00 to add salsa.

Potato Skins
With cheddar cheese, sour cream and bacon.
$160.00 (100 pieces)

Mushroom Caps
Stuffed with crab meat or choose a spinach cream cheese stuffing (pick one).
$175.00 (100 pieces)

CARVING STATIONS (great addition to any meal selection, as well)
$45.00 per hour per carver will apply

Roasted Pork Tenderloin
$8.00 per person

Roasted Beef Tenderloin
$12.00 per person

Steamship Round Beef
$9.00 per person (min. 100 people)

Served on bamboo plates or can be upgraded to white ceramic for additional cost

Build Your Own Pasta Bar (100 guest maximum)

This is a unique experience for your guests as all pasta dishes are prepared and cooked right in front of you. Choose from a wide variety of delicious vegetables, meats and sauces to create a perfect pasta bar and a unique experience for your guests. Includes an elegant spring mix salad and toasted garlic bread.

Vegetables: tomatoes, olives, mushrooms, sliced red onions, garlic, and bell pepper

Meats: chicken, shrimp and beef

Sauces: alfredo and marinara

$20.50 per person


Seafood Feast

Filet of cod or shrimp. Choose either blackened, grilled, or fried and served with roasted new potatoes, an elegant spring mix with house dressing, dinner rolls, whipped butter, tartar sauce and cocktail sauce.

$26.50 per person


Fried Shrimp Platter

Jumbo fried shrimp served with hush puppies, coleslaw, green beans, cocktail and tartar sauce. Served with dinner rolls and whipped butter.

$23.50 per person


Shrimp Scampi

Jumbo shrimp sautéed with garlic, capers in a white wine sauce, and butter sauce served over linguini. Served with Caesar salad and assorted rolls with butter.

$23.50 per person


Chicken Marsala

6 oz. chicken breast with marsala wine sauce served with pasta, fresh vegetables, spring mix salad with house dressing, and assorted rolls with whipped butter.

$21.50 per person


Mediterranean Chicken

6 oz. chicken breast topped with artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, and mushrooms in a white wine butter sauce. Your choice of rice or pasta with spring mix salad and assorted rolls with whipped butter.

$23.50 per person


Chicken Cordon Bleu

Tender chicken breast stuffed with ham and swiss cheese, served with green beans and twice baked potatoes and covered in a basil cream sauce. Served with a salad and dinner rolls with whipped butter.

$19.50 per person


Chicken Fried Chicken or Chicken Fried Steak (choose one)

Hand battered, served with green beans and mashed potatoes; covered in a white peppered cream sauce. Served with a salad and dinner rolls with whipped butter.

$19.50 per person


Grilled Chicken Breast

6 oz. chicken breast grilled to perfection. Served with fresh cut green beans, roasted new potatoes, fresh spring mix salad with house dressing and dinner rolls with whipped butter.

$16.50 per person


Reef & Beef

Filet of tenderloin with béarnaise sauce topped with fried shrimp, twice baked potatoes, and green beans, Served with dinner salad, rolls and whipped butter.

$31.50 per person



South Texas BBQ

Choice of two meats, coleslaw or potato salad, includes white bread, pinto beans, BBQ sauce, jalapenos, pickles and onions.

Meat Choices: BBQ Brisket, BBQ Chicken, BBQ Sausage Links

$22.50 per person (add a 3rd meat for $3.50/person)

Fiesta Enchilada Buffet

A trio of enchiladas: cheese, beef and chicken served with Spanish rice, refried beans, fresh tortilla chips and homemade spicy salsa. Flour tortillas included.

$19.50 per person


Fajita Bar

Grilled and seasoned chicken and beef fajita meat.  Extras include lettuce, tomato, sour cream, and shredded cheese.  Served with rice, ranchero beans, chips, flour tortillas and our special salsa.

$23.50 per person

Guacamole and queso: add $1.00 each per person


Beef Tenderloin

Choice filet of tenderloin medallion smothered in a rich béarnaise sauce, twice baked potatoes, green beans, spring mix salad with house dressing, dinner rolls and whipped butter.

$28.50 per person


Rib-eye Steak Dinner

12 oz. choice center cut rib-eye steak charbroiled to perfection. Served with green beans, rice pilaf, or twice baked potatoes and an elegant spring mix salad with house dressing, dinner rolls, and whipped butter.

$29.50 a person


Gourmet Burgers Bar and Hot Dogs

Featuring a fine display of sliced cheese, guacamole, chili, sauerkraut, sautéed mushrooms, jalapenos, lettuce, tomatoes, sliced red onions, pickles, relish, diced onions, and condiments. Each meal consists of one hot dog and one hamburger per person. Includes baked beans and potato salad (or chips).

$18.00 per person

Disposable serving products used

Standard Beverages: Iced Tea and Water

$1.00 per person*
*Add additional beverages for 50 cents each per beverage: Regular/decaffeinated Coffee , Lemonade, or Fruit Punch

(Example, if you choose to add both lemonade and coffee to the standard beverage option it would be $2/person)

Assorted Fruit Juices

$3.25 per bottle

Bottled Water

$2.75 per bottle

Fresh Vegetables

$3.25 per person

Spring Mix Salad with ranch or raspberry vinaigrette dressing

$3.75 per person 

Fruit Display

Delightful arrangement of freshly cut fruit, consisting of all fruit in season.

$55.00 per person (serves 15-20) 

Fresh Veggie Display

A color arrangement of fresh vegetables served with ranch dressing.

$39.95 per person (serves 15-20) 

Cheese and Cracker Display

A variety of cubed cheese served with crackers in an elegant display.

$35.95 (serves 15-20) 

Assorted Fresh Baked Cookies

$25.00 per dozen

Assorted Danishes

$27.00 per dozen

Chewy Chocolate Brownies

$29.00 per dozen

Lemon Bars

$29.00 per dozen


Dinner Desserts


Your choice a single option or a combination of cheesecake, key lime pie, or chocolate cake

$5.00 per person

Jack Daniels’ Doughnut Flambé

One of our most popular desserts includes a preparation for your guest to enjoy! Doughnuts are flambéd with Jack Daniels, topped with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with the caramelized flambé liquid.    

$6.50 per person         


  • A non-refundable 50% deposit is required at the signing of the contract to hold catering pricing. All menu prices are subject to change until catering deposit is paid.
  • There is a $500.00 catering minimum.
  • All prices are based on buffet style service.
  • Additional charge of $2.50 per guest will apply when requesting real stoneware and silverware. An additional charge applies for a served meal.  Glassware is $1 per glass. Linen napkins come in a variety of colors and are $0.50 each.
  • All items are subject to 8.25% Texas sales tax.
  • All items are subject to a 12.00% banquet service charge.
  • No gratuity will be charged.
  • All menu prices are subject to change until 50% catering deposit is paid.
  • If you wish to add a second entrée selection, there will be a $4 charge per guest to offset the additional preparation and service staff required.
  • Guarantee of minimum number of attendees is required 7 days prior to the event.
  • Specialty menus are available upon request.
  • Special menus may require additional staff. The following charges may apply:
  • Carver—$45.00 per hour per carver
  • Cook—$45.00 per hour per cook
  • Cake cutter – $0.75 per person, $50 minimum – price per cake. Please double if you want them to cut an additional cake, as well (i.e.: groom’s cake).
  • Food and beverages from outside sources may not be brought into the function without prior permission from Water’s Edge Catering.