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.

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 coffee from Verve and 49th Parallel, Blue Willow Tea, and unique pastries from local bakeries.

ACT CATERING
Kristine Seinsch: 510-654-0148
$$: Full Service, Drop Off, Alcohol Service
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.

HUGH GROMAN/GREENLEAF PLATTERS
Nina Reubner: 510-647-5165
$$-$$$: Hugh Groman: Full Service, Alcohol Service
$: Greenleaf Platters: Drop Off
Hugh Groman Catering and Greenleaf Platters use the incredible bounty of the Bay Area to create a delicious, vibrant menu with a delicate fusion of French, Italian, and Spanish cuisine.

LA BONNE CUISINE CATERING AND EVENTS
Fernando Ciurlizza: 510-549-3760
$$-$$$: Full Service, Drop Off, Alcohol Service
Oakland-based, LGBT-owned 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.

MIXING BOWL CATERING
Maria Kuzmina: 510-655-5630
$: Full Service, Drop Off, Alcohol Service
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.

RED DOOR 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 *
Jefferson Sevilla: 707-342-8489
$-$$: Full Service, Drop Off
Offering locally-sourced, chef-crafted lunch boxes while employing and empowering low-income youth. Lunchbox service includes delivery & set-up for business meetings and full-service for conferences & events. A women- and POC-owned business, The Town Kitchen is committed to Oakland’s artisan community, and sources local beverages and desserts.
*For Brower Center events up to 120 guests.

EVENT PARTNERS

Bartending
Tonic Beverage Catering
Steve Kapetanakis, 570-807-3527

Event Décor/Rentals
Standard Party Rentals

Floral
Gorgeous and Green
Pilar Zuniga, 510-665-7974

Hotel Accommodations
Hotel Shattuck
sales@hotelshattuckplaza.com, 510-845-7300
Click here for the Brower Center’s discounted rate and enter code DBC

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