dna events was created by Kathryn and Frank Albarado in 2009. As the sister company of Dagar's Catering, the oldest catering company in Austin, dna events has become "the full service catering company, minus the food". dna pairs years of catering expertise with famous food providers in full service catering proposals which meet the needs of the end client and the venue. To learn more about our food partners, or how to provide your own food, visit our catering & bar services page.
dna events also specializes in venue management. After seeing tremendous growth since 2011, and holding numerous contracts with various venues in central Texas, dna successfully offers bar services, hospitality services, and venue sales/management services on a contractual basis for wedding and event venues. To learn more, contact Frank Albarado.
Our company can provide as little or as much assistance as needed. Our leadership team boasts more than forty years of experience in weddings and special events from every logistical facet of the events industry. We pride ourselves in sharing knowledge and expertise with each of our clients. We look forward to meeting you soon!
Born into the most respected catering company in Austin (Dagar's Catering), it was inevitable that Kathryn would be part of the events industry in Central Texas. As a third generation Austinite, Kathryn graduated from Southwest Texas State University in May of 2001. Her father, the late Mr. Albert Dagar, insisted she begin her career at the bottom and work her way up. This way she learned the business, inside and out. By 2010, she was ready. For the next two years Mr. Dagar shadowed her leadership as he handed over the reins.
Beyond an estimated 1700 weddings, Kathryn has catered for events that involved such dignitaries such as President Bill Clinton and Lady Bird Johnson. Presently she helps the State Bar of Texas, Dell, AISD, UT, Ben Hur Shrine, and "a-list companies" throw the most fantastic events. Over the past seven years, Kathryn has executed continued catering services for Texas State University Football Games and many other large companies.
Kathryn is a member of the Junior League of Austin. In recent years, she chaired St. Elias Orthodox Church's Mediterranean Festival, and has been recognized by her peers for her accomplishments. In 2010, she was nominated for "Woman of the Year". Most recently she was awarded the Charolette A. Buschmann Award of Excellence by NEAWP (Nuptials Essentials Association of Wedding Professionals), the organization's highest honor.
Kathryn offers business consultation to wedding and event professionals on a limited basis, accepting no more than four clients annually. To learn more, contact Kathryn today!
Frank Albarado first entered the events industry in 2003 while still working his way through college at Southwest Texas State University. While his original plan was to be an attorney, he was faced one day with choice of Law School or joining his beautiful wife in her family's business. He made a choice and the rest is history! Drawing from their combined experience, in 2009, he and his wife began their own venture, dna events.
Frank's innate passion for working with people became an invaluable asset to Dagar's Catering throughout the early years of his marriage to Kathryn. It was his masterful skill set, including salesmanship and customer relationship-building that became the foundation of his impeccable reputation within the industry. Drawing on his 15 years of catering experience, Frank has obtained unparalleled industry expertise in the arena of venue management by blending the two worlds to provide a client with knowledge of both sides of the event.
Frank's innate passion for working with people became an invaluable asset to Dagar's Catering throughout the early years of his marriage to Kathryn. It was his masterful skill set including salesmanship and customer relationship building which became the foundation of his impeccable reputation within the industry. Coupled with his 15 years of catering experience, Frank has retained unparalleled industry expertise in the arena of venue management.
Under Frank's leadership, dna events manages bar service contracts and hospitality contracts with venues such as Memory Lane Event Center & Duchman Family Winery. In 2011, La Paloma Event Center (now Antebellum Oaks Venue) became the first "full service venue management" partner and the results were wonderful. To learn more about our successful venue management services or independent business consulting, email Frank today!
A native of North Texas, Kenny Bramlett-Martin grew up knowing that his life would be filled with glitter, rhinestones, and floral displays. For as long as he can remember, he has always had a passion for weddings and events. While new to the catering industry, Kenny is no stranger to the wedding business; he has been planning and coordinating special events for friends and family for close to 20 years. Though his career path has been a circuitous one, leading him through many adventures, Kenny has always wanted to work with people. He began to do so by first exploring a career as a pulpit minister, and then later attending and graduating from Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus Clown College in 2010. Ultimately, Kenny took the next big step towards a career in the wedding and event industry by graduation from Penn Foster University with his wedding and event planner's certification in 2012.
When Kenny moved to Austin with his now husband Daryl in 2013, he was determined to work in the wedding and events industry in some form or fashion. He realized that was a bit of a challenge in a city that is flooded with wedding and event professionals, so he took some time to find his own path through creative endeavors (as a mascot for a local baseball team) and his passion for service (through work with senior adults) until he found his place at dna events in 2016. Kenny believes his greatest event so far was the planning of his wedding to Daryl in 2014. Kenny is excited for the host of new adventures that dna events will lead him to!
For assistance with the planning of your next event, please email Kenny today!