Catering Services Overview

 

Popolo Catering offers a wide variety of services to fit everyone’s catering needs. We understand that the type of event you are planning will determine the type of service you need. Whether you are looking for a lunch delivery for a meeting or you need a dinner buffet for a graduation party or full-serve formal catering for a wedding, we have an option for you! Popolo Catering has offers unique catering meal packages and amenities to our clients to help them customize an order that works best with their event needs. We are based out of San Luis Obispo, CA inside the Courtyard by Marriott and have the ability to travel up and down Central California. We’ve catered in Santa Barbara County and as far North as Big Sur providing a range of services. Feel happy and safe knowing that your event will be executed by one of the biggest and most loved caterers in Central California. Do not hesitate to reach out to us about your event or if you have any questions at either 805-543-9543 or info@popolocatering.com!

Pick Up Service

Includes:

  • Disposable containers for food and beverages.
  • Disposable plates, utensils, napkins, and serving utensils.
  • Drinks will come in bottles, cans, or disposable containers.
  • Flexibility to make changes to your order up until two weeks before the date of your event.

 

Pricing:

  • Please see Catering Meal Package page or Ala Carte Menu.
  • 7.75% CA State Sales Tax

Delivery Service

Includes:

  • Disposable containers with disposable serving utensils.
  • Disposable plates, utensils, and napkins.
  • Drinks will come in bottles, cans, or disposable containers.
  • Flexibility to make changes to your order up until two weeks before the date of your event.

 

Pricing: 

  • Please see Catering Meal Package page or Ala Carte Menu.
  • 7.75% CA State Sales Tax
  • Delivery fee, dependent on the event location.

 

-San Luis Obispo: $15.00                         -Santa Margarita: $20.00                        -Atascadero: $25.00                       -Templeton: $30.00

-San Miguel: $40.00                                -Los Osos: $20.00                                     -Morro Bay: $20.00                        -Cayucos: $25.00

-Cambria: $35.00                                     -Avila Beach: $20.00                                -Shell Beach: $25.00                       -Pismo Beach: $25.00

-Arroyo Grande: $30.00                          -Nipomo: $30.00                                       -Grover Beach: $30.00                  -Santa Maria: $35.00

-Orcutt: $40.00                                         -Lompoc: $45.00                                       -Buellton: $50.00                             -Santa Ynez: $55.00

-Oceano: $25.00

Casual Catering Service

Includes:

  • Catering equipment (chafers, platters, serving utensils, dispensers, urns, etc.) for selected food items. We ask our clients to return these items to our office/kitchen located on the next business day after your event.
  • Delivery service to the designated location.
  • Help setting up the food and catering equipment.
  • Based on availability, choice of renting our dinnerware, flatware, and glassware or complimentary disposable plates, napkins, and utensils.

 

Pricing:

  • Drop-Off Fee, dependent on event location. Please see above list of delivery fee prices.
  • Catering Equipment Fee, dependent on guest count.

-15-50: $75.00

-51-150: $150

-151-250: $250

-251-350: $350

  • 7.75% CA State Sales Tax
  • A credit card is required to be kept on file. The card will be charged for any broken, lost, or damaged equipment.

Formal Catering

Popolo Catering offers formal catering events with three options for meal service: Buffet, Family-Style, and Plated. For family-style and plated events, an evaluation of venue logistics is required to ensure we have a food safe execution area that meets our needs. Below is the breakdown of what each type of dinner service includes and the cost.

Buffet Service Includes:

  • Catering staff, number of staff dependent on guest count.
  • Based on availability, choice of renting our dinnerware, flatware, and glassware or complimentary disposable plates, napkins, and utensils.
  • Set up of buffet line(s) with our catering equipment.
  • Setting table linens.
  • Folding and placing your linen napkins. (Additional pricing may be charged depending on the napkin fold’s degree of difficulty, please inquire).
  • Set up and clean up of dinnerware, flatware, and glassware.
  • Two tray-passed appetizers from our inclusive appetizer list. Choice of upgrading appetizers available.
  • Choice of adding additional services to their order.
  • Flexibility to make changes to your order up until two weeks before the date of your event.

 

Pricing:

  • Please see our, “Catering Meal Packages” page for menu options and pricing.
  • Catering fee, dependent on guest count. The catering fee is determined by your guest count and is inclusive of the following by your Popolo Catering team: setting guest tables with linens, setting your dinnerware, flatware, and glassware, tray passing appetizers with complimentary cocktail napkins, and clearing tables of dinnerware, flatware, glassware, and linen napkins after dinner.

-15-50 Guests: $75.00

-51-150 Guests: $150.00

-151-250 Guests: $250.00

-251-350 Guests: $350.00

  • 7.75% CA State Sales Tax
  • 22% Service charge. The Popolo Catering service charge is 22% and is applied to all staffed events. This charge covers our Popolo staff members’ hourly wages, commercial liability insurance, the ability to additionally insure venues for service, and the insurance, usage, and maintenance of our company equipment and vehicles to support your event.
  • Please see our, “Additional Catering Services” page for pricing.

 

Family-Style Service Includes:

  • Catering staff, number of staff dependent on guest count.
  • Based on availability, choice of renting our dinnerware, flatware, and glassware or complimentary disposable plates, napkins, and utensils.
  • Family-style meal service. We will tray pass the entree options and serve side dishes in serving bowls. Family-style service equipment is not included; we do have them available to rent based on availability.
  • Setting table linens.
  • Folding and placing your linen napkins. (Additional pricing may be charged depending on the napkin fold’s degree of difficulty, please inquire).
  • Set up and clean up of dinnerware, flatware, and glassware.
  • Two tray-passed appetizers from our inclusive appetizer list. Choice of upgrading appetizers available.
  • Choice of adding additional services to their order.
  • Flexibility to make changes to your order up until two weeks before the date of your event.

 

Pricing:

  • Please see our, “Catering Meal Packages” page for menu options and pricing.
  • Catering fee, dependent on guest count. The catering fee is determined by your guest count and is inclusive of the following by your Popolo Catering team: setting guest tables with linens, setting your dinnerware, flatware, and glassware, tray passing appetizers with complimentary cocktail napkins, and clearing tables of dinnerware, flatware, glassware, and linen napkins after dinner.

-15-50 Guests: $75.00

-51-150 Guests: $150.00

-151-250 Guests: $250.00

-251-350 Guests: $350.00

  • Family-Style service fee, dependent on guest count.

-15-50 Guests: $150.00

-51-150 Guests: $225.00

-151-250 Guests: $325.00

-251-350 Guests: $425.00

  • 7.75% CA State Sales Tax.
  • 22% Service charge. The Popolo Catering service charge is 22% and is applied to all staffed events. This charge covers our Popolo staff members’ hourly wages, commercial liability insurance, the ability to additionally insure venues for service, and the insurance, usage, and maintenance of our company equipment and vehicles to support your event.
  • Please see our, “Additional Catering Services” page for pricing.

 

Plated Dinner Service Includes:

  • Catering staff, number of staff dependent on guest count.
  • Based on availability, choice of renting our dinnerware, flatware, and glassware or complimentary disposable plates, napkins, and utensils.
  • Plated meal service.
  • Setting table linens.
  • Folding and placing linen napkins. (Additional pricing may be charged depending on the napkin fold’s degree of difficulty, please inquire).
  • Set up and clean up of dinnerware, flatware, and glassware.
  • Two tray-passed appetizers from our inclusive appetizer list. Choice of upgrading appetizers available.
  • Choice of adding additional services to their order.
  • Flexibility to make changes to your order up until two weeks before the date of your event.

 

Pricing:

  • Please see our, “Catering Meal Packages” page for menu options and pricing.
  • Catering fee, dependent on guest count. The catering fee covers our staff dressing your guest tables with linens, setting your dinnerware/flatware/glassware, folding and placing your linen napkins, tray passing appetizers with cocktail napkins, and bussing tables for dinnerware, flatware, glassware, and napkins after dinner.

-15-50 Guests: $75.00

-51-150 Guests: $150.00

-151-250 Guests: $250.00

-251-350 Guests: $350.00

  • Plated Dinner Service Fee, dependent on guest count.

-15-50 Guests: $150.00

-51-150 Guests: $225.00

-151-250 Guests: $325.00

-251-350 Guests: $425.00

  • 7.75% CA State Sales Tax
  • 22% Service charge. The Popolo Catering service charge is 22% and is applied to all staffed events. This charge covers our Popolo staff members’ hourly wages, commercial liability insurance, the ability to additionally insure venues for service, and the insurance, usage, and maintenance of our company equipment and vehicles to support your event.
  • Please see our, “Additional Catering Services” page for pricing.
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