I am pleased to be able to write this letter of recommendation for Antonio Marquines, owner of The Plantation Catering. I have known Antonio for over 15 years as the Rice University School Mathematics Project’s (RUSMP) preferred caterer. RUSMP is the acknowledged mathematics education center at Rice University. RUSMP is known throughout the greater Houston area as providing the very best professional development in mathematics content and pedagogy for K-12 teachers. Our teacher network includes over 9,000 teachers. Our programs include hospitality components such as breakfasts, lunches, and receptions. As Director of RUSMP, I want the best for our teachers. Antonio has provided high quality food that our teachers enjoy; the price is right, and his service is outstanding.

As vice chair of the Rice University Outreach Council, I have recommended The Plantation Catering to other program directors. I now see Antonio’s van making regular deliveries for other Rice University organizations.

Antonio runs an exceptional operation – he prides himself in offering exceptional customer service, delicious food, and reasonable prices. His team is dependable, punctual, and very professional.

He is the best of the best. I highly endorse his organization for your catering needs. I also endorse his excellent restaurant, Antonio’s, which my family regularly frequents. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email me at 713-348-6076 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dr. Anne Papakonstantinou

I am writing this letter to express our appreciation and total confidence in Antonio and the entire Plantation Catering team.

We have used The Plantation Catering for several years, and throughout the entire city of Houston – they’ve never failed to provide consistent and exemplary customer service.

Regardless of how far we send them – oftentimes to Kingwood and Conroe – they never fail to deliver on
time. Even more impressively, the food is always hot and fresh, no matter how far they’ve traveled to bring it to us.

The food is always very fresh, well done, and beautifully displayed. In addition, the huge menu selection helps us satisfy every teammate we feed. Antonio will often come up with custom menus, for when we’ve got several types of dietary needs/preferences.

Finally, the prices. The prices cannot be beat, especially given the quality and freshness of the food.

We highly recommend The Plantation Catering for every occasion…they have never let us down!


Meredith Hayes

I am pleased to write this letter of recommendation  for The Plantation Catering.

I have utilized The Plantation Catering  services for both business  breakfast and lunch meetings, and personal events for over fifteen years. During this time I have found The Plantation Catering staff to be highly professional and courteous, with great communication skills, and always willing to assist with making your event successful.

In addition, the food  prepared by The Plantation Catering food service staff has  always been prepared fresh, delivered hot, and full of wonderful flavors, from the  appetizers, to the entrees and the desserts as well, GREAT FOOD! The Plantation Catering innovation  in creating new delicious entrees is refreshing and delicious as well. The delivery team at The Plantation Catering are always friendly, highly respectful and prompt with all delivery orders. 

I highly recommend The Plantation Catering  services, their food and  management style is first class, with an outstanding food service staff  committed to make your event a Success!


Mary Hodge

My name is William Laing and I am a hospital representative with a large pharmaceutical company and I have worked in the Houston market for the last decade. During my tenure, I have at times covered the entire Houston metro area and have subsequently needed a catering vendor to handle various in-service meals in hospitals and doctor offices. I have at times used various catering services of different restaurants in Houston, but my sole vendor of choice is now Plantation catering. I use Planation catering for all my food needs because they quite simply have high quality food for any occasion and they are 100 percent reliable in being at any account in the Houston area at whatever time I need them. Plantation catering also is very flexible on working with whatever budget constraints that I might have. I highly recommend Plantation catering and I also know that is the choice of many other sales representatives in the metro Houston area.


William Laing