About Us


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 events pairs 62 years of catering expertise with famous eateries in full service catering proposals that 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 from 2011 to the present 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 to wedding and event venues.  To learn more, contact Frank Albarado.

 Our company can provide as much or as little assistance as you need when you need it. 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 that knowledge and expertise with each of our clients.  We look forward to meeting you soon!

To see who our clients are and where are services are used visit our testimonial page!

#(512)452.3333 |  834 Kramer Ln. Austin, TX  78758

General Inquiries
info@dnaeventsaustin.com


President – Kathryn Albarado – kathryn@dagarscatering.com

Born into the most respected catering company in Austin, it was inevitable that Kathryn would be part of the events industry in Central Texas.  As a third generation Austinite, Kathryn graduated from Texas State University in May of 2001 and began her career at the bottom and worked her way up.  (Her father, the late Mr. Albert Dagar, insisted on it.  She would learn the business, inside and out.)  Nine years later, in 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 also executed continued catering services for Texas State University Football Games for the past six years as well as 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 currently sits on the Churche’s Council as the Vice Chair.  She has been recognized by her peers for her accomplishments over the years. In 2010 she was nominated for Woman of the Year and most recently she was awarded the Charolette A. Buschmann Award of Excellence by NEAWP, 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 her today!

 

Venue Management, Co-Owner – Frank Albarado – frank@dnaeventsaustin.com

Frank Albarado first entered the events industry in 1999 while still working his way through college at Texas State University.  On his path to being an attorney, Frank met a girl… and the rest is history. (Humor allowed.) 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.  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, and Antebellum Oaks Venue. To learn more about our successful venue management services or independent business consulting, email Frank today!

 

Event Specialist – Kenny Bramlett-Martin – kenny@dnaeventsaustin.com

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!