CATERERS 

All of our approved caterers have undergone an application process for inclusion. We selected them based on their commitment to sustainable catering and event practices, delicious food, and impeccable customer service. They are able to provide the following:

Full service catering: offers clients staffing to assist with set-up, event maintenance, and post-event clean up.

Drop off service: offers clients the option to only drop off food and beverage for their event. This (typically) lower cost option can require more attention by the client as to how waste is sorted during and after the event.

1951 COFFEE COMPANY
Aida Buderi
510-280-6171
aida@1951coffee.com
1951 Coffee is a Berkeley-based nonprofit specialty coffee organization dedicated to promoting the wellbeing of the refugee community through job training and employment of refugees and asylees. The menu features coffee from Verve and 49th Parallel, Blue Willow Tea, and unique pastries from local bakeries. $

ACT CATERING
Kristine Seinsch
510-654-0148
kristine@actcatering.com
Well prepared fresh food and service at reasonable prices. Sourced from sustainable farms and high quality organic ingredients. $$

AURORA CATERING
Dawn Deardorf
510-582-9529
dawn@auroracateringbayarea.com
Local company using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Strong flavors of France and Spain and consideration to vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free dishes.  Great attention to custom needs. $-$$

BISTRO EXPRESS
Fernando Ciurlizza
510-549-3760
fernando@labonnecuisine.com
A subsidiary of La Bonne Cuisine, Bistro Express offers affordable drop-off breakfast and lunch options prepared with the same care our LBC clients have come to expect. You can make your selections from our regular menu, or check our website for our rotating daily menu, which is often theme-based. $

HUGH GROMAN/GREENLEAF PLATTERS
Nina Reubner
510-647-5165
info@hughgromancatering.com
Use of the incredible bounty of the Bay Area to create a delicious and vibrant menu with a delicate fusion of French, Italian, and Spanish cuisine. Hugh Groman Catering is a full service catering business and Greenleaf Platters specializes in drop off service. $-$$

LA BONNE CUISINE CATERING AND EVENTS
Fernando Ciurlizza
510-549-3760
fernando@labonnecuisine.com
Oakland-based and gay-owned, La Bonne Cuisine has been serving the Bay Area for over 20 years. We are known for serving sustainably-sourced world fusion cuisine presented in unique and unexpected ways. We offer full-service catering services, including bar and design. $$-$$$

MIXING BOWL CATERING
Grace Lee
510-655-5630
gracelee@mixingbowloakland.com
A dedicated team of food and service staff eager to take care of your needs. Fresh and seasonally inspired food using local and organic ingredients. Easy ordering process and exceptional quality. $

PHIL’S SLIDERS CATERING
Oscar or Hugh
510-845-5060
info@philssliders.com
A fun, delicious, environmentally friendly and affordable option for your next meeting or gathering. Wide array of sliders, sides, famous homemade potato tots, and desserts. All local, grass fed beef, organic chicken, and everything is made in house! $

RED DOOR CATERING
Reign Free
510-459-6212
info@reddoorcatering.com
Committed to freshly picked, freshly prepared, freshly presented gourmet dining experiences. Caribbean joins Creole, Pan-Asian, and Low Country influences to present explosive flavor combinations and imaginative menus. $$

SWANKY CATERING EVENTS
Amy Togerson
510-500-3981
info@swankycateringevents.com
Local, women owned green business. Specializing in custom event creation and a menu to suit your event needs – from simple lunch delivery to an elaborate milestone celebration. Taste influences from around the world. $-$$

THE TOWN KITCHEN*
Jefferson Sevilla
707-342-8489
jefferson@thetownkitchen.com
The Town Kitchen offers locally-sourced, chef crafted lunch boxes while employing & empowering low-income youth. Lunchbox service includes delivery & set-up for business meetings, and full-service for conferences & events. A women & minority-owned business, The Town Kitchen is committed to cultivating a vibrant Oakland artisan community, and sources lunch beverages & desserts from local small businesses. $-$$

*For Brower Center events up to 120 guests.

VENDORS

Bartending

Tonic Beverage Catering
Samantha Mullins
415-906-5516

Compostable Supplies

The Green Office
1-800-909-9750

DJ and Sound Services

Diamond Sonic
415-377-0632

Event Décor/Rentals

Standard Party Rentals

Floral

Gorgeous and Green
Pilar Zuniga
510-665-7974

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel Shattuck
510-845-7300
sales@hotelshattuckplaza.com

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Photography

Gael McKeon
510-944-9118
gaelmckeonphoto@gmail.com