The year of 2022 brings a new face to entertaining, as we emerge ready to enjoy life’s finest events. The Fresno Bee’s Best of Central California, The People’s Choice awards, has also transformed to celebrate all that our diverse region has to offer.
In this year’s inaugural edition of the Best of Central California magazine, over 4,500 businesses competed in nearly 300 categories, and only 15% of businesses were voted the Best. We’re proud to announce that The Painted Table took home the Gold Best Catering Award! A special thank you to all that cast their vote to place us at the top of the list for best caterers in Central California.
We didn’t receive this merit on catering alone, because, as The Best of California magazine edition touted, The Painted Table also plans the entire event. Our “full service catering” means that we take care of every nuance, interweaving your theme with distinctive menu choices, visual presentation, and entertainment to knock the socks off your guests. No detail is forgotten.
Our event designers take the seed of your concept and make it a reality. From weddings and receptions to backyard parties and family celebrations, to business retreats and awards ceremonies, we’ll deal with the details so that you don’t have to. With The Painted Table, you’ll feel like a guest at your own event.
It’s no wonder we continue to earn local and international honors. Discover for yourself why The Painted Table received the 2022 Gold Best Catering Award in The Fresno Bee's Best of Central California. Then reach out to our event design dream team to find out how we’ll work with you to see your catering and event visions come true. Call us at (559) 443-7199.
When we partnered to launch the Fresno Underground Supper Club in 2016, we began an epicurean revolution. Imagine being transported into a different place and time where the culinary experience matches seamlessly with the environment. You leave the workday world behind and escape to a new, funky, and fun dining experience. Our Fresno Underground Supper Club events are so otherworldly that you’ve got to attend to experience this culinary nirvana.
Dining while your feet are dangling in a cool river? Delighting in tender appetizers in an underground garden? Sipping on signature cocktails in the Emerald City of Oz? This is all par for the course with our fantastical pop-up event design happenings. And you can be at the table when you subscribe for updates and register at the Fresno Underground Suppers website.
Bring your honey and enjoy this sweet food from the bees in every incarnation imaginable.
Enter the world of a Shakespearean garden, where the fairies may spring enchanting gastronomic surprises on you.
Savor unbelievable delicacies without any guilt—We won’t tell anyone! You’ll be transported to heaven with the lineup of delicate morsels we have planned.
You won’t need to be a contortionist or walk a tight wire to enjoy this gourmet thrill of a party. Step right up to the center ring to enjoy!
Have you ever received a surprise in your lunchbox? At this Underground Supper excursion, expect a new twist on old favorites that mom would have been proud to make.
The Painted Table chefs pull out all the stops to create a cornucopia of a menu that features locally sourced produce, meats, and poultry at its peak during the luscious fall season.
Take a culinary junket to the exotic locations of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Wes Anderson’s films: Paris, India, Budapest, Japan, and more. Come and globetrot around the world with us.
Dine nestled in a winter wonderland under a tree-lit grove. This is the feast to bring in the holidays and welcome a brand new year!
Save the dates! Bookmark fresnosundergroundsuppers.com and subscribe for the latest updates. Ensure a seat at our table for your ticket to our extraordinary Fresno Supper Club journeys.
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Get a head start on your plans for tying the knot in 2022 with The Painted Table’s Top Wedding Trends! Take our top ten list of unique ideas and put a custom spin on them to transform your wedding day into a one-of-a-kind reflection of your personalities that tell your own love story.
Your non-conformist wedding or elopement takes on a bohemian, hippy vibe. Intertwine the look of natural fibers, light clothing, and macramé with fresh or dried wildflowers, candles, and soft scents. Arrive to your wedding in a vintage bug or woody. Our staff creates the tablescape that takes a nod to your favorite boho décor.
This new food trend serves up the pretty and the practicality. Charcuterie cones are just what they sound like—Delicious finger food appetizers are delicately displayed in individual cones. Instead of guests diving into a board of hors devourers en-mass, they each hold their own, beautifully arranged portable serving, including gorgeous edible flowers and herbs. We’ll create a tapestry of flavor and color combinations to delight the eye and the palate.
Invite your guests to pick up their favorite foods at their leisure! This giant charcuterie board welcomes snackers that love grabbing a variety of different morsels without going overboard. For your wedding reception, cocktail hour, or wedding rehearsal noshes, pick a theme and let us run with the ball: a pizza dream spread featuring all types of toppings upon pizza slices, a boho spread perched atop wooden serving trays decorated with sprigs of dried flowers, or your selection of delicacies from around the world. Even consider a dessert table with pretty, little bite-sized sweets for all to sample. The choice is yours.
A gourmet treat! Feature pizzas hand-tossed and homemade, in your favorite varieties, for the main dish at your engagement party get-together, bridal party blowout, and rehearsal dinner soiree. Select all-time classic topping combinations or get crazy with unforgettable and unexpected new taste sensations for your pizza-loving guests. Let The Painted Table catering team suggest popular combinations.
Tie the knot with your reception spread! Soft pretzels and imaginative dipping sauces are the pleasurable appetizers of choice to stave off hunger for guests that are ready to charge into the main meal ahead of schedule. Add a customized wedding beverage, and you’re displaying your distinct personalities long before guests view your wedding cake and cake topper. We’ll create the perfect signature cocktails to work in tandem with your dipping sauce and additional appetizer flavors.
Photos shared by Scott Family Ranch.
This is just one example of cocktail and appetizer pairings that go well with weddings. Bite-sized tacos, filled with tantalizing ingredients perch atop a lime for a quick squeeze into a cooling shot of tequila. Or ask us for suggestions that pair other finger-foods with your favorite beverages. Port wine and stuffed mushrooms? Sliders and mini beer steins? Gazpacho and savory grilled cheese sandwich nibbles? The Painted Table delivers your pleasure.
The versatility of this sweet catering trend is beyond belief! Choose your favorite flavors and color combinations to add whimsical glam for your wedding, rehearsal dinner, engagement party, or bridal shower. Guests take individual donuts from our chic presentation on the table or remove them from right off the sign. It’s dessert finger food at its best!
Including extended family members, such as your children and stepparents, are an eternal way to demonstrate your love and commitment to one another. Include your fur babies. They can accompany you up the aisle, decorated as flower children and even act as ring bearers (place your wedding rings inside a special purse attached to their collars). Wrap your wedding theme around your pets—Display your equestrian side, your love of bunnies, your affinity for beagles, how your heart takes flight with macaws, and your love of all catty things, by including their images with table décor, signage, and cake toppers. The Painted Table is the source of endless ideas.
Imagine a sunny day brunch that mimics a picnic at the park, beach, or forest. This cozy and comfy party features cushions and pillows that encourage guests to sit cross-legged or stretch out their legs upon the covered ground. A low-lying table can include posh décor (silk table runners, china, and pastel-colored beverage glasses) or rustic chic (checkered table runner with vintage plates and soda glasses). The Painted Table guides you to the style that complements your taste.
Perched upon a granite rock overlooking Yosemite Valley or on a secluded forest path, cover the ground with a blanket and enjoy a special picnic basket filled with everything you need to celebrate your wedding day. Toast with champagne, and then enjoy a stuffed picnic basket filled with uncommonly delicious appetizers, gourmet sides and entrees, and of course, our heavenly desserts. You choose the number of courses to include and the flavor combinations, and we provide the basket, plating, glasses, and extra-special touches. Share an idyllic picnic as your first meal together as newlyweds!
Wedding planning for 2022 is just unfolding. Use our Top 10 Best Wedding Trends of 2021 as your launching pad for ideas. Reach out to The Painted Table event producers to take you and your guests on a magic carpet ride to your once-in-a-lifetime wedding. View our gallery of wedding catering ideas and contact our dream team at (559) 443-7199. Book our new Event Center on Blackstone Avenue in Fresno by calling (559) 222-2453.
You’ve heard about the short supply of holiday gifts and how everyone is getting a jump on their shopping while gifts are available. Tickets to enjoy world-class entertainment at The Painted Table’s intimate, 170-seat event theatre are going fast, too. Take advantage of the best live shows in Fresno with your friends and loved ones at our state-of-the-art theatre at 5080 North Blackstone Ave.
We opened the doors in August with a premiere that featured soulful vocalist Niki J. Crawford live, in concert. She brought her new band and a new show to launch our live music venue to our local Central Valley community. And just in time for the holidays, you now have the chance to experience awesome performances of first-class celebrities up-close-and-personal. Tickets are still available but going fast.
Bring an end to 2021 and herald in 2022 with a pre-New Year’s Eve performance by Tommy Castro & The Painkillers! They’ll hit the Painted Table Event Center stage on Thursday, December 30th at 8 pm. Jump at the opportunity to see this San José native and his groovin’ band light up our stage with their infectious, bluesy sound. Tommy Castro was honored with the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Award, and with 15 albums released over his decades-long career, he’s bringing a rich blend of his hottest favorites for his performance. You’ll also be treated with music from his newest album. Celebrate the holidays right and be one of the lucky few to see Tommy Castro & The Painkillers perform live for one night only. Buy your tickets online for his December 30th performance.
Looking for a special gift for your friends and loved ones? Here are some awesome gift ideas:
• Party down with the rockin’ blues of the Laurie Morvan Band, appearing for just one night—February 4th at 8 pm! Guitar aficionados will be blown away by Laurie’s signature clean pickin’ style, kickin’ lyrics, and cool harmonies. Her 5-piece award-winning band, based in Long Beach, CA, has performed at over 80 festivals and over 800 shows, and now the Laurie Morvan band is hitting The Painted Table Event Center stage. Don’t miss out! Get your first pick of tickets.
• Get tickets and celebrate with them at Janis Ian: Celebrating Our Years Together, part of her End of the Line Tour 2022, on March 16th at 8 pm! This multi-Grammy® nominated singer-songwriter brings a mix of old favorites (“Society’s Child” and “At Seventeen”) and new (“Patience & Sarah”) to grace our theatre. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind show that pairs her sweet voice with her thought-provoking lyrics. Janis Ian has performed with the likes of Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and Diane Schurr, and now, you have the rare opportunity to see her perform for one evening only—March 16th. Get the best seats in the house now, while they last.
The Painted Table Event Center delivers some of the best live shows in Fresno presented By Team Neville Concerts. Reserve your tickets for the holiday season and beyond, and check back often to see when your favorite musicians are added to the schedule.
Attend this year’s film-tastic in-person experience of the 32nd Annual Reel Pride Film Festival presented at Fresno City College. This year, Fig & Honey is catering light hors d’oeuvres, specialized cocktails, and bubbly champagne as the star indulgences at the Reel Pride 32 Kick-Off Party. We’re so excited to be a sponsor for this exciting community event!
Be ready for all the mix and mingle fun, all to honor our Fresno area LGBTQ+ community. Dress to the nines for this exclusive “Kick-Off Party” in Fresno City College’s historic Old Administration Building courtyard on September 10th. The festivities begin at 6:30 pm. Besides sumptuous appetizers, enjoy a champagne toast, experience live musical entertainment by Drew Sands (Trap Girl), a complimentary wristband for the after-party at Splash Nightclub, and a special screening of the night’s feature film, “Summertime”.
As the theatre lights dim inside the FCC’s OAB Auditorium at 7:30 pm, you’ll watch what Peter Debruge of Variety calls “The most inspirational movie of the year.” This heartfelt film by Carlos Lopez Estrada “makes one feel a bit better about the future,” according to Dan Mecca of The Film Stage. Watch the trailer and get your tickets. Meet up at the after-party, Splash Nightclub’s nod to support locals.
Throughout the festivities, Kick-Off Partygoers are welcome to enjoy a special exhibit highlighting the presence and history of our Central Valley’s LGBTQ+ community. This “Constellating Care Networks’ Exhibition” and mapping project is located in FCC’s Art Space Gallery. Participate by sharing your artwork and memories to add to the “constellations” that are added to a large-scale map pinpointing these “places” of importance to our local LGBTQ+ residents.
Discover Reel Pride 32 and their efforts to bring a full rainbow of LGBTQ+ entertainment and cinema to the Central Valley by getting tickets to step out and party the night away with The Painted Table and other local businesses at the 32nd Annual Reel Pride Film Festival Kick-Off Party on September 10th. We’ll see you there!
Of course, all Fresno City College and California Department of Public Health mandates will be followed at this event. Contact us for more information and for catering your own soiree: (559) 443-7199.
Picture this: a sweltering hot Central Valley summer day. You venture out and escape to the serene nature found along the banks of the San Joaquin River. You dine on sumptuous cuisine that only The Painted Table’s artistry can offer. But you’re not just sitting on shore—You are seated at a long, elegantly set table in the river! With your feet immersed in the cool currents, you dine on a unique five-course meal designed just for the occasion.
This isn’t a dream. Here at the Painted Table, we transform extraordinary culinary adventures into reality. We painted outside the lines with event planning that visited the realm of the unexpected for our “Dinner in the Water,” in collaboration with Fresno’s Underground Supper Series, for our June 10th event.
Experimental menus paired with exquisite cocktails are the signature of Underground Suppers. From delicate appetizers, that included strawberry and ricotta crostata and fried smelt served with a fine ginger-seasoned dipping sauce, to a refreshingly spicy cucumber and coconut salad, our 40 guests were poised for the main entrée: braised short ribs brushed with fig and apricot glaze. The dessert teased tongues with a bounty of flavors and textures: our guests delighted in velvety lime curd served with pickled green apple 3 ways, sesame crumble, candied ginger, and sorrel.
Only the finest team of event pros can produce such a successful escape. The Modernist astutely created a specially crafted cocktail to pair with our menu. Beautiful flowers by Botanique Floral Artistry adorned our long table covered with crisp linens from The Linen Shoppe. Our guests sat under hanging golden lights strung by Light Up The Walls, and DC Photography Studios captured the entire event.
This kind of fantastical culinary getaway is what we’re known for at The Painted Table. Impeccable event planning and execution is in our wheelhouse. What’s your vision for your upcoming event? From an intimate dinner party to a big blowout celebration, we’re here to make your vision come to life. Contact our in-house event design team at (559) 443-7199.
Produced in partnership with The Painted Table.
Bio shared from Amy Jaye at Fresno's Underground Suppers:
I’m a Midwestern gal originally from the Windy City who grew up in a large family filled with exemplary hostesses. Always wanting to be in the thick of things, at the age of five I learned to play tambourine on “Jeremiah was a Bullfrog” for the band that performed at every family wedding. It was a sure gig at least three times a summer and cemented my love for events that bring people together.
I’ve spent more than twenty years planning festivals, conventions, and meetings in the entertainment, software, and hospitality industries, all the while helping friends and family organize the special moments of their lives. I’ve always loved to experience things in new and clever ways, so when it was time to carve my own path in the events industry, I chose to produce events that create community through food and travel experiences. The result is Fresno’s Underground Suppers and Bird and Stone Collective.
You might call me a traditionalist with a twist; I would say I am the original Mini Cooper updated with the new technology of today. Like a traveler from a bygone era, I dress up when I get on an airplane and check my suitcase, rather than put everything in the overhead bin. But my carry-on is filled with the latest gadgets to keep me busy and a pair of comfy socks so I can ditch my shoes. Who takes tea with cream (not milk) and espresso black, but also loves trying new flavors of kombucha and unusual craft cocktails? That’s me. And even though I love fancy food like caviar and oysters for a special occasion, there is nothing as tasty as Chicago deep dish pizza. Well, maybe cupcakes. Or a hot dog eaten in the bleachers at Wrigley Field.
Don’t miss out on our 2021 events! Reserve your seats at these upcoming Fresno’s Underground Supper Club Events:
April 14 or 15, 2021
May 8-9, 2021
June 9 or 10, 2021
July 14, 2021
August 11 or 12, 2021
September 22 or 23, 2021
October 27 or 28, 2021
November 17 or 18, 2021
December 31, 2021
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Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Everything’s got to be sheer perfection, from the gorgeous location, to the bend-over-backwards service, and to the stunning meal that is both a feast for the eyes and the palate. There is no room for mediocrity, because there are no do-overs. You can’t settle for just any caterer, just any venue, and just any wedding team for your big day.
Invite The Painted Table to take care of every minute detail with finesse. Our full service catering and event production team transforms your dazzling wedding dreams into reality.
• The Painted Table was recently named a Finalist in the Best Caterer Category in the Fresno Bee’s 2021 People’s Choice Awards!
• The Painted Table received the Editor’s Choice Award, winning the #2 spot in WeddingRule.com’s 2021 Top Ten Best Wedding Caterers in Fresno
• The Painted Table received national and international recognition, including acceptance as the only Central Valley member of the Leading Caterers of America (2018) and recipient of the Catie Award for Best Signature Caterer by the International Catering Association (2017)
And these awards only cover the last five years. Since 2007, we’ve served the Central Valley as the go-to caterer for delectable epicurean specialties that are known to take guests to the moon and back. We customize the menu, the presentation, and the service to suit your wildest desires.
We’re putting the finishing touches on our grand new venue at 5080 North Blackstone Avenue—The Painted Table Event Center! Tornino’s Banquets passed the torch on to us, and we are keeping it lit for years to come, honoring the love of family and community that they began nurturing some 40 years ago. Whether you are planning a more intimate wedding gathering of 50, pulling out all the stops to party the night away with 500, or something in between, we can accommodate you. Choose between one of our 3 expansive banquet rooms as your canvas for your wedding masterpiece to come to life.
Watch your wedding fantasies unfold before your very eyes with décor, cuisine, and entertainment tailor-made for your special day. Our Chef Jeromie Hansen just announced, "Our new sign is up! We are excited to complete our work transforming our new space!” Contact our wedding production staff and schedule a tour: Call 559-443-7199. Also, ask about our exclusive preferred venues throughout the resplendent Central Valley.
We’re in love with Fresno. Since 2007, when Central Valley local chefs Rodney and Jeromie Hansen teamed up to open the doors to The Painted Table Catering and Event Company, our focus has always been on serving our neighbors for any event of distinction throughout the Central Valley:
• We choose locally sourced, seasonally fresh menu items to adorn tables and to support our local farmers, fisheries, and meat producers.
• We stepped forward during the Creek Fire to prepare and serve delectable meals to volunteers, evacuees, and emergency personnel.
• And we remain committed to presenting our gorgeously elegant cuisine, while keeping your safety in mind.
We thrive on bringing our award-winning event design and exquisite menu options to our beloved locals.
Ever since 2010, when we acquired The Daily Planet in the historic Tower building in Fresno, we’ve had a headquarters where the culinary magic begins. Imagine taking a behind-the-scenes look where the event design takes shape, edible surprises are meticulously prepared, all showcased at a centrally located in-house venue. When we learned that the Tower Theatre Fresno might still be available for purchase, we stepped forward with an offer in order to preserve this special entertainment venue for generations of locals to enjoy. Read about this more here.
No waiting in long lines at restaurants and clamoring to get the best table as you did in bygone years. We are using our cherished Tower building location to stage the romantic Valentine’s dinner of that your sweetheart envisions. Your lover will swoon over our decadent baskets topped to the brim with an array of incredible appetizers, desserts, treats, and two champagne mini-bottles.
Start with The Painted Table’s cheese and charcuterie for two, petite beef wellingtons, mini crab cakes, or Sambuca prawns. Vegetarians will love the freshly made bruschetta on handmade crostini. Choose a soup or salad, including lobster bisque or tomato soup or strawberry feta or poached pear salads. Linguine with vodka cream sauce, filet mignon and jumbo prawns, baked salmon, and dry rubbed and roasted cauliflower steaks sound out the entrée selections. Make room for our delicately decadent truffles for dessert.
Have we whetted your appetite for a deep dive into our Valentine’s Day delicacies? Choose your delectable Valentine’s Day basket for pick-up or delivery. Give us a call at 559-443-7199 to reserve your heart-felt dinner experience. Stay tuned for our upcoming micro events throughout 2021!
We’re taking reservations at our stunning new banquet facility! The Painted Table is expanding across the Central Valley at our newest venue at Tornino’s, at 5080 North Blackstone Avenue. Expect us to continue along the 40-year tradition of Tornino’s to showcase the most distinguished events and cuisine in any of three luxurious banquet rooms. Whether you are looking to wow 800 guests at your upcoming corporate awards presentation, amaze 500 guests at your upcoming wedding reception, or treat 50 of your closest friends to an intimate dinner, The Painted Table Catering at Tornino’s brings the festivities all under one roof. Schedule your tour today.
The entire staff at The Painted Table extends our heartiest congratulations! Now is the time to take care of all those pesky wedding details, while your choice wedding services are available for your special day. Many couples get engaged over the holiday season, and due to postponements from 2020 to 2021, make sure to secure your wedding service providers as soon as you have your date. Our full-service wedding dream team is at the ready to help you glide through the best options to make your wedding visions come to life.
In fact, The Painted Table was recently listed as one of the Best Wedding Caterers in Fresno by WeddingRule.com in their article, "Top 10 Wedding Caterers in Fresno, CA 2021"!
Start with our preferred vendors: In addition to our new Tornino’s banquet facilities, The Painted Table delivers wedding magic to a number of gorgeous exclusive venues throughout the Central Valley.
We’ll help you think outside-the-box to create a once-in-a-lifetime memory by customizing the culinary, visual, and musical details to fit your imagination. Get started by calling our in-house event producers at (559) 443-7199.
Join us as we jump into 2021 and celebrate everything wonderful that is the Central Valley! Experience culinary, visual, and entertaining masterpieces with a flair for holidays and special occasions with The Painted Table.