Disaster Relief Services

Pic 5Disaster Relief Catering is a major part of Moncla’s service. When emergencies, storms and disasters hit the gulf coast Moncla’s provides peace of mind in the recovery. In times like these, organization is of most importance.

We are fully organized and staffed to prepare and serve up to 6,000 fresh and delicious meals per day. Since 1918, Moncla’s has been committed to providing our customers with superb value resulting in total satisfaction for any event; using high quality foods, customized planning & superior service. No other catering company in Southeast Texas can make that claim.

Our menus vary from deli sandwiches, barbeque and more. With our mobile kitchens and mobile showers, we are ready and equipped to handle the largest of groups. Moncla’s can setup to cook entire meals on location.

Moncla’s is dedicated to providing our clients with extraordinary food service solutions under the most adverse conditions; through rapid deployment, efficient well-maintained equipment, high quality food products, superior service, fair business practices and expertly-trained personnel.

After Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita in 2005, Moncla’s served various groups and teams from a wide range of areas along the Gulf Coast. These areas include: Orange, TX; Winnie, TX; Bridge City, TX; Vidor, TX; Beaumont, TX; Port Arthur, TX; Nederland, TX; Port Neches, TX; Groves, TX; San Antonio, TX; Lake Charles, LA; Kinder, LA; Sulphur, LA; New Orleans, LA; Slidell, LA; Cameron, LA; and more.

Moncla’s Disaster Relief Catering has provided successful emergency service for floods, oil spills, hurricanes, shut-downs, fires, and tornadoes.

Special Projects

Our resume includes special projects, including many refinery emergencies, hurricanes, oil spills, and environmental clean up projects. We have experience feeding in excess of 6,000 meals per day at one location and over 10,000 meals per day at several base camps managed simultaneously.

If you are looking for an outfit that has “done it,” then you have come to the right place. Our resources enable us to set up on location under almost any conditions for any length of time. Where people need to eat is where “WE GO!”





Port Arthur, Texas: In January 2010 Moncla’s mobilized to the Port Arthur ship channel to support the personnel involved in the oil spill clean up efforts by providing hot and fresh meals day and night. The 800 foot Eagle Otome spilled 467,000 gallons of oil into the channel after a collision with another vessel. OMI (Oil Mop,LLC.) gave the task of keeping the clean up crews well fed to Moncla’s. During the three week operation, Moncla’s prepared, transported and served meals to the over 500 personnel that were stationed at multiple locations from Port Arthur to Sabine Pass, Texas.

Cameron, Louisiana: Responding to the BP spill, Moncla’s ERF deployed to Cameron, Louisiana for eight weeks to support the clean up efforts. Moncla’s was completely set up in less than 36 hours and was ready to feed 250 National Guard troops stationed there. In addition to three hot meals per day, Moncla’s also provided around the clock snacks and drinks. Also our mobil pits were able to go down to where the work was being done on the beach and cook on location. Bulk drinks and ice were also made available for transport into the field.


Hurricane Gustav: Moncla’s deployed to Geismar, Louisiana for two weeks to support Shell Chemical in their work to bring the facility back on line. Moncla’s produced three meals per day for over 300 personnel.

Hurricane Ike: For ten weeks Moncla’s operated at three separate camps (two simultaneously). In Texas City,Texas Moncla’s produced in excess of 1500 meals per day for British Petroleum. At the same time, Moncla’s ran a feeding operation in San Antonio, Texas. BCFS contracted our company to feed three meals a day for 500 special needs personnel that had been evacuated from Galveston, Texas for five weeks. After leaving Texas City, one of our disaster relief teams moved straight to Galveston, Texas to take over feeding operations for displaced citizens. While operating for BCFS and the Texas Emergency Management Division in Galveston, Moncla’s prepared 300 meals three times per day in addition to around the clock special needs requests.


Hurricane Humberto: At 2:15 a.m. on September 13, 2007 Hurricane Humberto came ashore and Moncla’s responded to a call from Motiva Enterprises LLC. in Port Arthur, Texas. For seven days Moncla’s prepared approximately 2500 meals per day as Motiva recovered from storm damage. Moncla’s was able to respond to Motiva’s needs and still simultaneously continue to put out over 3,500 additional meals per day for BASF and the National Guard.

BASF: For nine weeks Moncla’s prepared and distributed over 3500 meals per day during the refinery turn-around in Port Arthur, Texas.


Sulphur, Louisiana: Moncla’s responded and prepared over 6,000 meals per day for five weeks during an environmental clean-up operation at CITGO.


Hurricane Katrina: New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Moncla’s Emergency Response Teams set up and supplied over 5,000 hot meals per day to first responders and National Guard troops for seven weeks.

Hurricane Rita: Moncla’s provided over 4,500 meals per day to Exxon-Mobil and Goodyear for over three weeks in Beaumont, Texas.

Current and Former Clients

U.S. Army National Guard: Arizona, Louisiana, Virginia, Indiana and Texas
FEMA-Homeland Security
Exxon-Mobil (Beaumont and Baytown, Texas)
Citgo Refining (Lake Charles, Louisiana)
Motiva Enterprises LLC
Total Petrochemicals
Chevron Phillips
Valero Energy
Goodyear Tire and Rubber (Beaumont Chemical)
Stallion Oilfield Services
Firestone Polymers
City of Beaumont, Texas
Cheniere Energy
Dragon Products
Temple Inland
Crenshaw Enterprises
Basell (Lake Charles, Louisiana)
The OBRIEN’S Group
Matrix Engineering
Northrup Gruman
Shell Chemical
British Petroleum
Tiger Industrial
Texas Emergency Management Division
BCFS (Baptist Child and Family Services)
LNG Golden Pass
Oil Mop, LLC. (OMI)
Martin Midstream