Welcome to the the catering and bar section.
Here at the Chico Event Center we have the convenience of on sight catering that is not only fresh and delicious, it’s served by the friendliest staff around.
Our bar serves up delicious beer, wine and cocktails served by our professional staff who are sure to whip you up exactly what you and your guests need.
Do you have an on-site caterer?
Chico Event Center does offer a full catering service. Our 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 entrées for parties with 100 guests or more. The minimum for all catered events is $1,000.
Are tables, chairs, linen, china, silverware, and glassware provided?
Linens and tables settings are provided in the cost of our on-site catering. If you prefer to hire an outside caterer, we offer the option to rent use of our settings, linens, and china.
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 on-site catering service includes white and ivory table linens, as well as white, ivory, or black linen napkins. Special re-quests may be accommodated with proper notice prior to your event.
Do you provide servers or wait staff?
Yes, Chico Event Center has a well-qualified catering staff to ensure excellent ser-vice 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 four entrées or four appetizers may be prepared for tastings. Standard menu costs apply.
Do you offer the option of plated meals?
Yes, we offer plated service for parties with 100 guests or less. You may select as many as two entrées and one child’s plate. The cost is an additional $5.00/plate and an additional 5% service fee.
Is the service charge included in the cost of the catering?
18% service charge is applied to the menu cost for buffet service and appetizer stations; 23% service charge is applied to the menu cost for plated service and passed appetizers.
Do you allow an outside caterer?
Yes, for an additional $400 fee. This 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.
Do you offer a cake cutting service?
Our cake cutting service is $0.75 per guest and includes the use of dessert plates and forks. A additional $20 will be applied if you are using outside catering for extra staff to be available for cake cutting.
What is the cost of the bar?
Licensing, and the cost of the bartender are included in every standard rental. You may host an open bar, offer a signature cocktail, allow guests to purchase their own drinks, or any other combination. All alcohol is available through Chico Event Center. If you prefer to host a wine or champagne that is not available through us, a corkage fee of $15.00 per bottle will be added to your final bar cost.