CATERING PARTNERS 

Our Catering Partners have undergone an application process for inclusion on this list. They have been selected based on their commitment to sustainable catering and event practices, delicious food, and impeccable customer service. Our Partners can provide Full Service, Drop Off, and Alcohol Service – as noted in the listings below.

Please reference our food and beverage policies here.

Full Service: includes staffing to assist with set up, event maintenance, and clean up
Drop Off: food and beverage is dropped off, and the client is responsible for set up and clean up
Alcohol Service: bartenders on staff

1951 COFFEE COMPANY
510-280-6171, catering@1951coffee.com
$: Drop Off or Pick Up*
1951 Coffee is a Berkeley-based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the well being of the refugee community through job training and employment of refugees and asylees. Their menu features their very own Durable Solution Blend (50% Colombian, 50% Ethiopian), Blue Willow Teas, and pastries from Firebrand Artisan Breads and Third Culture Bakery. *Client pick-up only on Mondays; no Monday delivery services until May 2020

ACT CATERING
Kristine Seinsch: 510-654-0148
$$: Full Service, Drop Off, Alcohol Service
*Participates in the UC Berkeley Eat Well Program
Serving 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
$-$$: Full Service, Drop Off, Alcohol Service
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
$: Drop Off
A subsidiary of La Bonne Cuisine, Bistro Express offers affordable breakfast and lunch options prepared with the same care LBC clients have come to expect. Order from the regular menu, or check their website for a rotating daily menu, which is often theme-based.

FOOD SHIFT
catering@foodshift.net, 510-898-7812
$-$$: Full Service, Drop Off, Pick Up
Food Shift is a plant-based catering company that highlights rescued produce and employs individuals facing poverty, joblessness, and hunger. By booking with Food Shift you are not only getting a great meal, but also giving back to your community, the local economy, and the planet.

HUGH GROMAN GROUP
Nina Reubner: 510-647-5165 x101
$-$$: Greenleaf Platters: Drop Off, or minimally staffed
$$$: Hugh Groman Catering: Full Service with chefs cooking on site, Alcohol Service
*Participates in the UC Berkeley Eat Well Program
Hugh Groman Catering and Greenleaf Platters use the incredible bounty of the Bay Area to create a delicious, vibrant menu. From a casual continental breakfast to a celebratory hors d’oeuvre reception, they have options to fit every occasion. 

LA BONNE CUISINE CATERING AND EVENTS
Fernando Ciurlizza: 510-549-3760
$$-$$$: Full Service, Drop Off, Alcohol Service
An LGBT-run company, La Bonne Cuisine has been serving the Bay Area for over 20 years. Known for serving sustainably-sourced world fusion cuisine presented in unique and unexpected ways.

THE MIXING BOWL CATERING
Maria Kuzmina: 510-655-5630
$: Full Service, Drop Off, Alcohol Service
*Participates in the UC Berkeley Eat Well Program
A dedicated team of food and service staff eager to take care of your needs. Fresh, seasonally-inspired food using local and organic ingredients. Easy ordering and exceptional quality.

THE REDDOOR CATERING
Reign Free: 510-459-6212
$$: Full Service, Drop Off, Alcohol Service
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 Torgerson: 510-500-3981
$-$$: Full Service, Drop Off, Alcohol Service
A local women-owned green business specializing in custom event creation and menus to suit your event needs – from a simple lunch to an elaborate celebration. Taste influences from around the world.

THE TOWN KITCHEN *
Hello Town Kitchen: 510-761-8690
$-$$: Full Service, Drop Off, Alcohol Service
Offering locally-sourced, chef-crafted meals while providing Bay Area disadvantaged youth fair-wage employment, on-the-job training, and pathways to upward mobility. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Happy Hour service includes delivery & set-up for business meetings and full-service for conferences & events. A for-profit public benefit company, The Town Kitchen is committed to providing excellence to the community, the youth they employ, and the clients they serve. *Larger minimums required for weekend events; please inquire with Town Kitchen directly.

EVENT PARTNERS

Doubletree by Hilton Berkeley Marina
JBKCA_DS@Hilton.com, 510-548-7920
Click here for the Brower Center’s discounted rate.

Gorgeous and Green
Pilar Zuniga, 510-665-7974
Small production, locally-grown floral and greenery design using reclaimed materials.

Bluma Flower Farm
blumaflowers@gmail.com, 510-501-1022
Bluma Flowers grows Certified Organic flowers in three local locations.

Hotel Shattuck Plaza
sales@hotelshattuckplaza.com, 510-845-7300
Click here for the Brower Center’s discounted rate.

Maze Productions
Local, full service videography and editing. Maze also offers live streaming and photography. Please contact events@browercenter.org for availability and services/pricing.
 
Standard Party Rentals
 

Tonic Beverage Catering
Steve Kapetanakis, 570-807-3527