Catering & Bar

Do you have an onsite caterer?
Chico Event Center does offer a full catering service. Our executive chef has designed an exquisite menu with a variety of flavorful dishes, including organic and local ingredients. Special requests are also accepted.
 
Do you require a minimum order?
Our catering service includes as many as two entrees for parties with 100 guests or less, and three entrees for parties with 100 guests or more. The minimum for all catered events is $1000.00.
 
Are tables, chairs, linen, china, silverware,  and glassware provided?
Linen and tables settings are provided in the cost of onsite catering. If you prefer to hire an outside caterer, table glassware, linen, and china are available to rent through the Chico Event.
 
How many guests do the tables comfortably seat?
We have a variety of tables included in the standard rental. Tables seat six, eight, and ten guests.
 
What colors of linen do you offer?
The onsite catering service includes white and ivory table linens, as well as white, ivory, and black linen napkins. Special requests may be accommodated upon request.
 
Do you provide servers or wait staff?
Chico Event Center has a well qualified catering staff to ensure excellent service for cocktail receptions, buffets, and plated meals.
 
Is it possible to arrange a tasting?
We strive to offer the freshest ingredients at the lowest cost to our customers. Tastings are scheduled once a month and require that selections are received two weeks prior. As many as three entrées or four appetizers may be prepared for tastings. Standard menu costs apply.
 
Do you offer the option of a plated meal?
We do offer plated service for parties with 100 guests or less. You may select as many as two entrees and one child’s plate. The cost of a plated meal is an additional $5.00/plate and an additional 5% gratuity.
 
Is gratuity included in the cost of the catering?
15% gratuity is applied to the menu cost for buffet service and appetizer stations; 20% gratuity is applied to the menu cost for plated service and passed appetizers.
 
Do you allow an outside caterer?
We offer an outside catering fee of $400 for parties who prefer to hire an outside vendor. The cost includes the use of the Chico Event Center buffet tables, and prep-kitchen. The kitchen offers convenient access to the elevator, and is equipped with an ice machine, commercial dishwasher, warming oven, refrigeration, and counter space.

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