Photo by Christine Bonnivier Photography
The first night my husband and I ate at Touch was the night I declared it my favorite restaurant in all of Springfield. Seriously, this food is AMAZING. I had the Caesar salad and fainted (figuratively.) Our server brought out some warm muffins from the kitchen and I considered moving in (literally.) I ate the jalepeno cheddar polenta and I DIED. Died, ya’ll. (Okay, also figuratively.)
This place is made for date night, but I was so excited to learn that they can–and do!–cater weddings. Flexible pricing and plenty of menu options make it easy for clients to find something that fits their wedding vision, from butlered hors d’oeuvres to food bars to dinner buffets.
Note to my clients: Someone, pretty please, serve the Flame Baby Burger with caramelized onions and truffle aioli. If you can’t handle that much fun at a wedding, I’d happily settle for the Scottish Salmon with tarragon caper chardonnay butter (!!!)
But seriously, how cute would that photo be? A big white dress and a burger? So fun.
Without further ado, a huge welcome to Jacy from Touch and their sister restaurant, Flame.
Hello! Tell us about yourself.
Touch and Flame is a full service caterer. In addition to providing our reputable food, we do anything and everything to assure a memorable evening for the bride and groom as well as their guests.
How did you get into the wedding industry?
We cater all types of events, and really started focusing on weddings about 5 years ago. Booking only a few weddings in the first couple of years, we focused on the happiness of the bride, groom, and guests. Fortunately, positive word of mouth about our business has led us to booking numerous weddings throughout any given year. Putting on a successful wedding reception or rehearsal is extremely rewarding for Touch and Flame. We pride ourselves on originality for each wedding, exceptional food, and above and beyond service.
In what ways have you seen weddings change since you joined the market?
I have noticed weddings are going more casual. Bride and grooms are wanting more of a fun atmosphere with opportunities to mingle with everyone. Popular ideas are going with food stations rather than your traditional buffet or plated dinner. This way everyone is moving around and enjoying the company of all other guests rather than just the table they are seated.
What are some of your favorite things about the services you offer?
Our staff arrives early to set up everything, provides food and beverage service during the event, cuts and plates the cake, and stays until the venue is cleaner than it was upon arrival. It is our pleasure to be able to take care of our vendors, so in addition to cleaning, we provide food for them too. We also charge no rental fees. Our motto is “Anything we own, you are free to borrow.” This includes silverware, glassware, china dinnerware, and linens at no extra fee. We have found this is a huge benefit to many bride and grooms trying to cut back on the budget.
Share some advice for brides planning their weddings.
The most important advice we have for brides is to not stress too much during the planning process. Marriage calls for an exciting planning experience leading up to the perfect big day! Touch & Flame Catering is here to eliminate any pre-wedding stress, and guarantee that when it comes to the food, the bride can check it off her list. With our above and beyond service, all the bride needs to think about is how to contain her excitement after tasting our signature food.
Visit Touch at 1620 East Republic Road, Springfield, Missouri, Monday-Wednesday 4pm-11pm and Thursday-Saturday 4pm-1am.
Visit Flame Steakhouse at 314 West Walnut Street, Springfield, Missouri, open at 5pm Monday-Saturday.
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