Caterer prepares to serve thousands at inauguration BBQ

AUSTIN (KXAN) — No party in Texas is complete without barbecue, and that includes the governor’s inauguration. KXAN caught up with the folks at Eddie Deen and Company out of Terrell on Sunday. The caterers are in Austin preparing to serve 8,000 pounds of brisket and 4,000 pounds of sausage following Tuesday’s swearing-in of Gov.-elect Greg Abbott. Colorado Street will be shut down Tuesday and play host to 70 serving stations, where Eddie Deen and Company will serve thousands who attend the barbecue lunch.

“What we want to do is like scientists doing things we wrote the book on, wrote the algorithms for, the recipes on,” Eddie Deen said. “The key is: Just how do you make it better than the last five inaugurations?”

Deen himself oversees the operation and has been involved in some big events in the past. His company has catered the last five governor’s inaugurations and even traveled to Washington to cater President George W. Bush’s inauguration. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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