About Us


It all started when…

D's Family Kitchen, Catering & Services started with owner, Chef Dolores Allen in 2006 and established in February 2015. Chef's vision started in Chicago Illinois where she achieved a Culinary Degree as a Certified Chef at The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago. She previously earned her Business Management degree at Robert Morris College and learned how to manage a successful business. She moved to Houston, Texas in 2009 to fulfill her dream of managing her own catering business and building a culinary foundation.

Chef D Allen is passionate about cooking and bringing family together. Her goal is to introduce a diverse world of food to challenge palates. Chef starting D's Family Kitchen with a vision of providing customers a successful experience full of memories! The focus will only be the food with non-preservatives that everyone will love. We've catered private and dinner parties, weddings, holiday events and more.

In 2015, a great team of services joined the business to bring complete services to Chef D Allen's catering services. Services include servers, bartenders, photography, Chef D Allen as the personal chef, and all things food!

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She began her journey in 2016 when she decided to bring Build a Pizza services to every boy & girl, young and old to enjoy! Her daughter, Nahshona created the name, "Build a Pizza"!

Safety & Sanitation is highly important to Chef D Allen and is reflected in her business. Chef prides herself in keeping everyone safe and is ServSafe Certified in the State of Texas.

Chef D's goal is to always create memories that last a lifetime! Her and the team looks forward to YOU being the C.H.E.F (Creative~Healthy~Exciting~Fun) of the Day at Build a Pizza!

"The culinary world is my life and giving people the opportunity to challenge their palate is my passion."

Chef D Allen