The Painted Table is thrilled to introduce the latest addition to our culinary dream team, Julian – the extraordinary pastry chef and creative genius behind Belladonna Baking Co. Julian's artistic journey, which seamlessly blends the worlds of baking and art, has led to a remarkable merger. His remarkable talents in crafting exquisite wedding cakes and pastries have garnered a reputation that precedes him.
Having honed his craft at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles, Julian has always been passionate about design and product development. This foundation, combined with his culinary expertise, sets the stage for creating wedding cakes that transcend tradition, transforming them into genuine works of art.
Drawing inspiration from diverse sources, including architecture, textiles, color trends, and the ever-changing seasons of life, Julian's custom cakes reflect a fusion of creativity and culinary excellence. He takes pride in sourcing only the finest ingredients to ensure that the taste matches the visual splendor of his creations.
Julian's journey continued with his graduation from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, where he acquired the skills necessary to bring his artistic visions to life. But Julian's culinary passion goes beyond wedding cakes. He finds joy in the tactile art of hand-kneading dough, the aroma of freshly baked bread, and the patient craftsmanship required to create the flakiest French pastries. What excites Julian the most is collaborating with couples who share his love for the whimsical and the extraordinary, couples who dream of immersing themselves in a world of wonder and magic on their special day.
At The Painted Table, we are proud to welcome Julian and his exceptional talents to our team. This merger is more than a union of businesses; it's the fusion of creative spirits dedicated to crafting extraordinary culinary experiences.
Together, we look forward to creating unforgettable moments for our clients, where artistry and gastronomy meet. Thank you for joining us on this exciting journey, and we can't wait to see the incredible creations that Julian and The Painted Table will bring to life. Stay tuned for the magic that awaits this sweet acquisition in 2024 and beyond!
You won't want to miss the latest episode of Central Valley Talk's The Wedding Show, featuring the lead floral designer of The Painted Table, Nita Sanchez. In this segment, Nita shares her incredible talent and passion for floral design, which she discovered at the young age of 12. Despite initial reluctance, Nita's sister's encouragement led her to discover her love for creating stunning floral arrangements that blend fragrances and colors in the most beautiful ways. With her eye for detail and expertise in using various types of greenery and filler, Nita's arrangements are breathtakingly beautiful.
The wedding industry is constantly evolving, and staying up-to-date with the latest trends and styles can be overwhelming for couples planning their big day. That's where event producers like Jorge Soto of The Painted Table come in. In this video interview on Central Valley Talk's The Wedding Show, Jorge shares his expertise on current wedding style trends and the benefits of working with an event producer. He also discusses how The Painted Table is a one-stop shop for all events, offering catering, event planning, floral design, and more. Whether you're planning a wedding or any other special occasion, this video provides valuable insights from a seasoned event professional.
Check out our latest video featuring Chef Zack Paulson, Food and Beverage Director at The Painted Table, on Central Valley Talk's The Wedding Show. In this episode, Chef Zack shares his expertise on wedding trends and how to create a story with food by selecting ingredients at their peak seasonality. Watch the video to learn more and get inspired for your own special day!
Watch a great interview and learn more about the behind-the-scenes history of The Painted Table and our team. We're proud to share the newest innovations, plan for expansion, and introduce our newest team member, Zack Paulson, Food & Beverage Director.
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.
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.