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Summer is in full swing and we are teaming up with Fresno’s Underground Supper Series and Expo Events at Evanelle Vineyards to present “Cirque Ephemere: A Gastro Extravaganza” on Thursday, July 18th! Embark with us on this magical culinary journey inspired by the captivating experiences of the circus.

Our own Food and Beverage Director, Chef Zack Paulson, and our award-winning, Food Network local celebrity Executive Chef, Matt Moore, unveil an unforgettable gourmet catering menu of fine dining extravagance, using the circus as their muse. Every morsel is a sumptuous delight, from the exquisite appetizers to the divine desserts. You can enhance your intimate dining adventure with our “up close and personal” experience with remarkable surprises await you as a special guest at our VIP table!

Haven’t attended Fresno’s Underground Suppers? You are in for a night of culinary amazement spotlighting the very best in the Central Valley epicurean scene. It’s a pop-up food-focused social supper club where no two events, no two locations, and no two menus are the same. Your extraordinary journey will be filled with tantalizing surprises. Join us on this month’s culinary excursion and become fully immersed in the awe-inspiring surroundings of our Cirque Ephemere, lasting one night only, July 18th.

Here's what’s in store for you: Imagine being transported to the golden age of the circus as you enter Madera’s Evanelle Vineyards, the elite choice location for rustic elegance and old-world charm for many Fresno events. Fanciful décor provided by the Expo Event Design Team and extraordinary feats by amazing local entertainers will make you feel like you are right there under the big top.

Visit our photo gallery to view glimpses from our past special events presented in collaboration with Fresno’s Underground Suppers. Intrigued? Then step right up and reserve your seats to this unique, one-of-a-kind, immersive culinary special event! Select your tickets for traditional seating or indulge in our VIP Experience. Wonders await you on July 18th at our gastro extravaganza, Cirque Ephemere!

Ever since Chef Rod and Chef Jeromie opened the doors to The Painted Table some sixteen years ago, The Painted Table has received recognition as the exciting catering trendsetters in the greater Fresno area. We were even honored on the worldwide stage with the 2017 CATIE Award from the International Caterers Association and accepted into the prestigious Leading Caterers of America as the ONLY Central Valley, California business.

We’re excited to announce our newest achievements! In our quest to provide our locals with deliciously memorable culinary experiences, we recently won two coveted awards for our best catering in the Central Valley!

• The Fresno Chapter of the California Restaurant Association presented The Painted Table with the 2023 Best of the Valley Award in the Banquet/Catering Services category

• The Fresno Bee awarded The Painted Table with the Silver Award in the Best Catering Category in their 2023 Best of Central California Awards

We are so tickled to receive these awards as confirmation of our commitment to delivering superior service and cuisine to our Central Valley friends and neighbors! We couldn’t have done it without the support of our rock star team of catering professionals and our kind and loyal local patrons. We thank you all!

Find out what the buzz is all about. Check out our sumptuously eclectic catering menus and our stunning gallery of visual presentations. Then contact our event specialists to create this world-renown total event design for you.

As your full-service caterer, we also offer our exclusive Painted Table Event Center to set the stage for your star-studded celebration. Or choose to host your dream wedding or elegant shindig at one of our gorgeous preferred venues: gardens, museums, wineries, vineyards, ranches, and more await you and your guests.

Experience our award-winning catering for yourself by calling our event producers at (559) 443-7199. We can’t wait to bring our full-service catering magic to you!

Discover the magic of planning ahead for the holiday season with The Painted Table! Join Food & Beverage Director, Zack Paulson and Executive Chef, Matt Moore as they prepare a delicious finale to summer with a seasonal fig pizzetta and gin lemonade cocktail. Watch the video to get inspired and let us bring the festive spirit to your upcoming events!

Experience the essence of summer with The Painted Table's Food & Beverage Director, Zack Paulson, and the fabulous host Emily Erwin on Central Valley Today! In this delightful video, we welcome you to our kitchen as we craft a mouthwatering, light, and refreshing pasta dish, paired perfectly with a revitalizing Aperol Spritz. Embrace the sizzling Central Valley heat with these delectable creations that will keep you cool and satisfied all season long. Don't miss out on these easy and invigorating recipes that are sure to elevate your summer gatherings to a whole new level of culinary bliss!

Join us as we celebrate the bountiful offerings of the Central Valley, where the land meets our passion for exquisite cuisine. Experience the magic of Caterings By The Painted Table and taste the difference that local, sustainable, and seasonal ingredients can make. Don't miss out on this captivating exploration of culinary delights with The Painted Table's Food & Beverage Director, Zack Paulson, and Executive Chef, Matt Moore!

Step into a world of culinary delights and refreshing libations with Zack Paulson, the Director of Food & Beverage at The Painted Table. In this captivating video featured on our blog, Zack shares his expertise and passion for creating memorable experiences through food and drink. As we gear up for the hot summer days ahead, Zack unveils a range of seasonal menu items and innovative cocktail creations that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. Join us on this culinary journey as Zack discusses the diverse types of events and parties The Painted Table caters to, from poolside gatherings to intimate private dinners. Get ready to be inspired as Zack demonstrates the art of making a Papaya Strawberry Infused Margarita and crafting mouthwatering Spot Prawn Tacos with Fresh Tortillas. Embark on this gastronomic adventure with us and discover the possibilities that await when exceptional cuisine meets extraordinary moments. Curious about your own special summertime event? Call us to discuss the possibilities at (559) 443-7199.

In this Central Valley Today segment, The Painted Table's Event Production Manager, Vanessa Youngblood, shares her extensive experience in event planning and design, discussing how The Painted Table provides full-service catering, wedding planning and coordination, and total event design. Vanessa showcases The Painted Table's versatility and creativity in event planning and design, highlighting three unique weddings that were tailored to each couple's vision. With a range of services including day-of coordination, specialty rentals, a diverse range of venues, bar service, decor, and florals, The Painted Table's goal is to turn every bride's dream wedding into a reality. Watch the video to see how Vanessa and The Painted Table bring their client's visions to life.

Looking for some delicious and creative ideas to elevate your spring-to-summer entertaining? Look no further than The Painted Table on Central Valley Today! In a recent episode, Zack Paulson, Food & Beverage Director, showed us how to make his perfect Strawberry Shortcake cocktail, a refreshing and fruity twist on the classic dessert. Meanwhile, Executive Chef Matt shared his recipe for Elote Corn Hushpuppies with zesty lime aioli, cojita cheese, chili spice, and cilantro, a perfect appetizer to impress your guests. These are just a couple of the many trends, recipes, and tips you can find from The Painted Table to make your celebrations fabulous and unforgettable!

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.

What’s in store in 2022? Check out our upcoming dates:

From Hive to Table—May 26th and 27th.

Bring your honey and enjoy this sweet food from the bees in every incarnation imaginable.

A Midsummer Night’s Feast—June 23rd and 24th.

Enter the world of a Shakespearean garden, where the fairies may spring enchanting gastronomic surprises on you.

Guilty Pleasures—July 28th-29th.

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.

A Night Under the Big Top—August 25th-26th.

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!

Not your Mama’s School Lunch—September 25th and 26th.

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.

Fall Harvest Feast—October 27th and 28th.

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.

The Wes Anderson Experience—November 17th and 18th.

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.

Urban Forest Feast—TBD in December.

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.

Have our Supper Club themes ignited your imagination? To plan your own exclusive dining adventure, contact our experienced event design team to take your visions to the next step at 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:

MAD HATTER'S FEAST

April 14 or 15, 2021

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GLAMP OUT

May 8-9, 2021

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DINNER IN THE RIVER

June 9 or 10, 2021

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RETRO POOL PARTY

July 14, 2021

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MYSTERY AT LADY WHISTLEDOWN'S SOCIETY PAPER SOIREE

August 11 or 12, 2021

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PUT SOME SOUTH IN YO MOUTH

September 22 or 23, 2021

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A NIGHT IN OZ

October 27 or 28, 2021

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BEAST FEAST

November 17 or 18, 2021

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BOOTLEGGER'S BALL

December 31, 2021

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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.

Dreaming of a luscious Valentine’s dinner for two?

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.

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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!

Planning a big celebration in 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.

Engaged over the holidays?

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.

OUR QUICK STORY
With roots in the Central Valley farmland, award-winning chefs Rodney and Jeromie Hansen created The Painted Table in 2008. As a team, they offer amazing epicurean specialties that are simply unavailable from any other caterer.
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