At Royal Fig Catering we pride ourselves on local, fresh and organic ingredients. We source ingredients that are at the peak of freshness. We are thrilled to have an expert forager working with us, helping us continually explore new local vendors and farms.

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Valerie Broussard, Forager, Sourcing ConsultantA Louisiana native, Valerie Broussard spent 11 years in New York City as a chef, food stylist and writer. She then completed an MA in Food Culture and Communications from the University of Gastronomic Sciences near Parma, Italy before moving to Austin. Valerie joined Barr Mansion as Organic Food Coordinator, then W Austin as Starwood’s first Forager, sourcing local ingredients from nearby farms and ranches, along with cheeses, cured meats, grains, and even hot sauce from artisanal producers. In December of 2013, she formed V. Broussard Consulting, offering F & B sourcing support to restaurants, caterers, artisans, farmers and retail concepts. She volunteers as Slow Food Austin’s Biodiversity Chair and is a member of the Austin chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier.


Here is a short run down of some farms and local businesses we work with, as we think it is important to know where your food came from!


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Johnson’s Backyard Garden
Windy Hill Farm
Pure Luck Dairy
Third Coast Coffee
Richardson Farms

Antonelli’s Cheese Shop

Niman Ranch
Twin County Dorpers Lamb
CKC Farms
Dewberry Hills Farms
G and S Groves
Burgundy Pasture
Texas Quail Farm
Texas Olive Ranch
Salt and Time
Oak Hill Farm
Kraftsmen Bakery
Animal Farm
Water Oak Farm
Skinny Lane Farm
J & B Farms, Hondo, TX
Tony Kindle Farm