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.
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.
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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.
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.
From our beginnings in the Central Valley, The Painted Table’s sumptuous cuisine and elevated service grew out of family connections. We have enjoyed being located within the heart of Fresno’s Tower District for over a decade. And now, we’re taking our family to a new home, bringing our high standards of award-winning cuisine and service to a new location!
We’re moving into the finest of all banquet venues in the Central Valley—Tornino’s Banquets, located at 5080 North Blackstone Avenue in Fresno.
Read the full press release below or download a PDF version of this document.
Here at The Painted Table, we’re proud of our local roots. For over a decade, chefs Rodney and Jeromie Hansen and our talented staff showcased the very best foods grown and produced right here in the Central Valley, creating one-of-a-kind culinary creations to fulfill your delectable dreams. We’re honored that you’ve turned to us to help celebrate your favorite times. Now, we’re giving back to our dear community by providing meals to Creek Fire evacuees, first responders, and firefighters.
We can’t do this on our own. We still need volunteers. Join us as we actively prepare and deliver meals to evacuation centers across the Central Valley for The Red Cross. Call (559) 443-7199 to sign up and learn more.
We couldn't accomplish this feat without the numerous partnerships, donations, and volunteers throughout our community:
Our goal is to support our community in need in the only way we know how—To offer delicious meals to look forward to. We’re not just filling stomachs. We are acutely aware that we are serving flavorful meals to brighten some mighty difficult days. That’s why we put the same care and attention into the meals we are creating for our local emergency personnel and evacuees as we serve to our catering clients.
John Maylone, a Creek Fire evacuee, warmed our hearts with his kind comment:
“The uncertainties, the stress, the high drama, all faded away at dinner time. Every evening, we looked forward to the unique, elegant and tasty surprises offered to us by the Red Cross. Every meal was a pleasant surprise, and we were never disappointed. In fact, we were astounded by how great the meals were…Thank you and the Red Cross for helping us through these difficult times. My wife and I will never forget your kindness and support.”
The closeness of our Central Valley community makes us so thankful to be your neighbors. Please help us to continue to deliver delectably wholesome meals to those working on the front lines and those most affected by the fires. Call us at (559) 443-7199.
Your solution to wedding romance may take on a creative new twist—It’s a sign of the times. Gone are the days when your wedding celebration must follow tradition.
• Pull out all the stops with a micro wedding or minimony ceremony of commitment with your closest friends and loved ones in attendance
• Spring a pop-up wedding as a surprise adventure for your guests at a fanciful, chic location
• Go big for your sequel wedding, the wedding you’ve always dreamed of, with all your friends and relatives as guests, after the pandemic is behind us
• Get the ball rolling with an engagement party soiree to announce your betrothal and wedding plans
Even if you are keeping it safe at home and doing the backyard wedding thing, The Painted Table Catering Service is at your service. We’re following the signs of the times, too, with our updated regimen of meticulous food preparation coupled with a nod to the most current CDC guidelines.
You’ll find that our staff, and the staff at our preferred venues, takes your safety seriously, too. For wedding celebrations of every shape and size, we only recommend the best venues in the Central Valley!
The newest venues to join our family of recommended locations include Evanelle Vineyards, a short ten-minute drive northeast of Fresno that will transport you to historic Tuscany without the need to board a plane. Tie the knot in their countryside ceremony area, toast with cocktails on the patio, and then stroll through storybook antique barn doors into a modern reception space that accommodates as many of 450 guests. Evanelle Vineyards is open to host weddings in 2021. Book a tour now to see historic Italy in the Central Valley for yourself. Rely on our expert chefs to match the cuisine to fulfill your old world Italian fantasy.
Also, brand new and taking wedding reservations is The Hills at L&D Ranch, nestled in the picturesque rolling foothills on route to Yosemite in Madera County. Surrounded by manicured lawns and oaks, follow the tree-lined path that leads to the top of the hill, where an expansive view of the Sierras frames the altar. Any number of chairs can be added to suit your number of guests. Or choose to invite your guests to the amphitheater seating built right into the hillside alongside the patio. The modern, California-style reception edifice provides an indoor option. Think of The Hills at L&D Ranch as the perfect canvas for your wedding theme—Decorate to your heart’s content with the award-winning Painted Table total event design team by your side.
What do you envision for the creative celebrations of your nuptials?
View our recommendations of top-of-the-line Central Valley preferred wedding vendors:
• Treat your guests to a shady, outdoor setting with an adjoining rustic reception space at Historic Seven Sycamores in Ivanhoe, Redwood Ranch in Three Rivers, or Paradise Springs and Panoche Creek River Ranch conveniently located in Fresno.
• Take advantage of the barn at River Center at San Joaquin River Parkway, or the Peerless Building, to embellish with color schemes and textures that match your wildest wedding dreams. Our catering team completes the picture, dressed to fit the style of your theme, creating a stunning visual presentation of your unique menu items, and arranging for musicians and entertainers to fit right in.
• Or think outside-of-the-box. Have you imagined getting married inside the Fresno Art Museum, where the finest works in Fresno form the backdrop to your special day? Or how about surrounded by the stone masonry and graceful courtyards at the historic Forestiere Underground Gardens?
The Painted Table Catering specialists work closely with each of our venue partners to ensure everything—the visual, musical, and of course, culinary details—are executed far beyond your expectations. Are you wondering where to start? Let our dream team help you choose the quintessential venue and menu to satisfy your unique tastes. We’re open and ready to serve you for wedding celebrations to fit the sign of the times. Contact us at 559-443-7199.
Top celebrities are doing it, and so is The Painted Table, as we continue to serve up the best catering in Fresno:
Even actress Mindy Kalling got on board the #MetMaskChallenge and created her own mask, using Jared Leto’s Gucci red carpet look.
Yes, you can be stylin’ while you cover that smile, too!
We’re spreading the word that the health of our distinctive guests and our elite staff is #1. We care about you, and we care about continuing to serve you the unique artistry of our splendid cuisine.
As Matthew McConaughey said in his 4th of July Instagram address, to make a collective change: “That’s how we get to next year’s birthday and birthdays beyond that. And we start partying again…” The Painted Table is on board. Are you?
We’re going the extra mile to cover our smiles, just for the time being. We’re washing our hands every 20 minutes for 20 seconds, we’re sanitizing and disinfecting frequently-touched surfaces, and we’re doing the 6+ feet of social distancing thing as we artfully bow and wave hands to greet you, instead of shaking your hand. All the while, we are donning smiles behind our masks. You can see it in our eyes!
We're supplying our valued vendors with PPE kits.
That's right. We want to be certain that everyone we partner & collaborate with remains safe.
Won’t you join us? Bring on your party glam, dress with elegant sophistication, or kick back in cool casual wear. But make sure you dress for this summer the season in the hottest fashion trend among the top celebrities, and among our award-winning event production and culinary dream team members: don a nondescript or fashion-forward mask. Go the extra mile and cover that smile, just for a while.
We can’t wait to see you! Our event production design team is looking forward to helping you plan the catering and all the extras for your upcoming shindig at 559-443-7199. Or send us an email request to get the ball rolling.
The Painted Table team is excited to reopen providing catering services for small events! Sumptuous culinary artistry and creative event design are yours again for small groups across the Central Valley communities of Clovis, Fresno, Visalia, Tulare, and beyond.
While preparing and serving the exquisite menu items you’ve come to know and love, we are committed to taking meticulous steps to ensure your good health by staying in step with up-to-date CDC guidelines. We have always adhered to safe food preparation and service guidelines, and we welcome the newest rules for the well-being of our dining guests and staff members, alike.
As your professional, go-to choice for award-winning event design and catering service, expect nothing less from the Painted Table when it comes to maximizing safety. Here’s how we go the extra mile to bring back the enjoyment of celebrating special times with special cuisine:
• Helpful signage serves as gentle reminders of the current tips to prevent the spread of disease, including thorough hand washing.
• Sanitizer stations are placed judiciously around all of our well-appointed properties.
• All team members must stay home if they exhibit any symptoms of illness, including the high fever and respiratory difficulties associated with the Covid-19 virus.
• When employees are in contact with ill or potentially ill individuals, we mandate that they stay home to prevent the spread of the disease and take care of their family and loved ones.
• Our team members are armed with helpful information posted throughout our kitchens, bathrooms, and workstations containing the following instructions:
1. Wash hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds every 20 minutes
2. Use company-provided, 60%+ alcohol-based hand sanitizer
3. Avoid touching their noses, mouths, and faces
4. Sanitize and disinfect door handles, faucets, and other surfaces that are often touched by employees and guests
5. Refrain from shaking hands and opt for friendly hand waves and bows instead
You anticipate the tantalizing menu items served with optimum service to delight your guests at an unforgettable celebration. We continue this tradition while putting your mind at ease by following through with the recommended rules for comfortable and safe dining. Trust in our 13+ years of award-winning catering service experience to be treated with the ultimate care and consideration.
Chefs Rodney, Jeromie, and the entire event production team at The Painted Table look forward to transforming your intimate event plans into reality. We’re grateful to serve you and appreciate you supporting our local Central Valley business. We’re answering the phone at (559) 443-7199, and we’re here to respond to your email requests. Let our professional catering team fulfill your summer party inspirations.