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.
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
Subscribe to become a member & receive invitations to upcoming Fresno's Underground Suppers events! Click here to sign up today.
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.
Treat your family to an exquisite Easter dining experience! Choose from our savory Spicy Honey Ham Dinner or our Easter Brunch Feast. Please place your order by Thursday, April 9, at noon! Call us at (559) 443-7199.
We are excited to share our menu for The Painted Table's Meals To Go! We ask that you order by noon, 48-hours in advance. Meals are delivered ready to reheat! Our special pricing is effective through April 3, 2020.
Call us at (559) 443-7199 to learn more and place your order!
Fresh on the heels of receiving the 2019 Best Catering Services Award From the California Restaurant Association (Fresno Chapter), and catering to the VIPs for the Extreme Makeover Home Edition TV show, our intrepid chefs, Rodney and Jeromie, spirited off to gain more inspiration back to the Central Valley. They jetted to Las Vegas for this year’s Catersource Conference and Tradeshow, created for and by the world’s most elite event and catering services.
Our chefs attend Catersource every year to up our game and find novel ways to enhance your event. Imagine making a statement by combining the fresh farm-to-table tastes of the Central Valley in exotic ways. Imagine displaying these new delicacies in ways that excite and delight your guests. Catersource helps us to take your epicurean visions from the drawing board and make them materialize before your very eyes.
Catersource brings all the leading people in the catering services industry together, including our chefs, to discover a world of novel foods, cutting-edge techniques, and enchanting displays from each other. We take new revelations back home to the Central Valley to enhance the staging for our delectable culinary masterpieces. The Painted Table continues to strive to bring culinary art and display to our esteemed clients’ palates.
Let’s take you there to Catersource in Las Vegas, the world of the fantastic. Visualize the rare magic of Vegas in the rain, amid the dazzle of showbiz lights. Picture the kind of freeform art of the Burning Man festival, the exciting movement of Cirque du Soleil, and the classy, live cabaret-style of entertainment, and you’ve set the scene for this gourmet event. Now use your mind’s eye to imagine the top chefs and catering pros demonstrating cutting edge solutions to conjuring up the event of your dreams.
Now, we’re back in Fresno and ready to translate the hottest trends to suit your fancy.
Need examples? Visit our online gallery, and you’ll see that we’re not your run-of-the-mill catering operation, recycling the same menu for every event, and rehashing the same decorations and table displays over and over again. View the sumptuous array of morsels plated with artistry. Scroll down to check out our twist on past events, from the Chandler Airport Dinner and Blackbeard’s Pirate Party to the Circus Themed Dinner. Observe how we interweave the cuisine, the displays, the entertainment, and even the server’s outfits to match perfectly with the chosen theme.
Stay tuned and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to be the first to hear about the fresh additions to our menu. But don’t stop there—Contact our creative event producers at (559) 443-7199 and invite us to apply our newest inspirations to your dream event.
When a record label wants the best musicians on their roster, they seek out GRAMMY® nominated and awarded artists from the Recording Academy. When only the best acting talent will do, producers and directors turn to members of the Screen Actors Guild to deliver the performances that could attract Oscar consideration. And when only the highest standards in catering and hospitality will do for your event, turn to the members of the Leading Caterers of America to produce a flawless experience. The Painted Table is the only catering business in the Central Valley to receive this distinction of excellence.
We are proud to join the ranks of this elite membership comprised of nearly sixty of the top caterers in the U.S. and Canada. To become a member, we passed a stringent peer-review process that evaluated our delivery of the entire event experience. Only companies deemed trendsetters in creativity, service, and best business practices in the catering industry are invited to join the prestigious LCA.
Members of the LCA are the rock stars of the catering industry, working cooperatively with top celebrity chefs worldwide, winning hundreds of industry awards, and frequently spotlighted in press coverage.
What does this mean to you? As members of the LCA, you can trust the brilliant staff of The Painted Table to work in tandem with you to create the event of your dreams. We master the flavor and visual palette to please you and your guests, going beyond the expected. We’re not just a catering business—We’re an event design company displaying food like works of art and interweaving the menu selections to fit your theme, style, and entertainment. We’re known for our legendary craft services that cater to groups that top 3000, and we’re also known for creating magic for small, intimate affairs. Open the door to an amazing, immersive event experience featuring creative, elevated cuisine.
Unbeatable service goes hand-in-hand with our delectable menu items. Beginning with a personal consultation with our professional in-house event producers and chefs, The Painted Table team masters every detail of your event. Witness your event materialize before your very eyes—Share your ideas with us, and we’ll flawlessly execute the blueprint for dazzling your colleagues, friends, and loved ones. We take care of every detail for you.
Of course, the food is a highlighted centerpiece. We specialize in fresh, one-of-a-kind farm-to-table ingredients. Our locally sourced delicacies never languish over boring chaffing dishes. From the moment our guests arrive, they leave the outside world behind to savor perfectly executed morsels of delight displayed like fine works of art according to your chosen theme. Take a tour through our extensive online gallery, and your mouth will water.
The Painted Table received induction into the LCA in 2018 on the heels of our 2015 Best Catering Award by the California Restaurant Association and our 2017 Best Signature Caterer for a Special Event Award (honoring our Underground Supper Club experiences) from the International Caterers Association (the CATIE Award). Learn more about the story of how the Painted Table’s roots grew to international recognition.
Our elevated cuisine inspires our peers and colleagues in the catering industry. Let it inspire you, too. Leave the catering and event planning to the award-winning team at The Painted Table. Contact us at (559) 443-7199 to get started.