in 1989, two sisters—connie chantilis and her sister rosanne beck—decided they had what it takes to launch a catering business. tired of her career in retail management, connie started two sisters catering by selling box lunches at salons around dallas. quickly, the demand for box lunches overran connie’s quaint duplex near snider plaza in dallas, texas that was serving as the company’s only kitchen facility. connie knew it was time to move when she had refrigerators in her back bedroom.
with the move to a bigger kitchen, two sisters became one sister when rosanne left to pursue artistic dreams and the development of her own invitation and gift companies. rosanne opened rosanne beck. continuing with the ever-growing box lunch business, connie began planning the real growth of two sisters catering by focusing the company’s marketing efforts for the first time. two sisters started supporting numerous non-profit events and fund-raisers to build awareness for her expanding culinary offerings. all the while, two sisters steadily catered small to mid-size private parties. two sisters’ first real “test” came when they were hired to cater the texas society of CPAs convention at old city park. besides the enormity and importance of the audience, the event was also significant for two sisters in that it was the company’s first experience catering an off-site event—complete with a refrigerated truck, no running water and no kitchen. the event went off without a hitch, and two sisters was on its way to becoming the top caterer in dallas.
in the 1990s, two sisters catering’s operation had grown to the point where it’s cooking demands could no longer be served by her kitchen so the company moved into its first commercial cooking facility, just outside downtown dallas. growth required them to move once again in 1999 to the current facility on gaston avenue between baylor medical center and downtown dallas. the gaston facility also includes the second two sisters to-go location—offering casual lunches in addition to “take home” meals. the first two sisters to-go opened in 1996 on monticello ave. east of highland park.
today, two sisters catering offers everything from box lunches to grand galas.