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Approved Caterers and Charters

Departments must hire pre-approved charter services and caterers to provide services and food to UCSC-sponsored events, or to bring food for resale to campus. This policy is in place to ensure the safety and well-being of University employees and guests and to reduce risk to the University.

All caterers and charters listed below are approved. This list is updated daily. Questions can be directed to


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5 Star CateringLaura Holmquist
PH: (831)-728-3090
FX: (831)-728-2655
P.O. Box 1834
Aptos, CA 95001
Ecofriendly catering company that offers seasonal local menus 
Continental Breakfast, Hot Breakfast Buffets, Heart Healthy Vegitarian Options, Latin Style Lunches, Italian/Pasta Dishes, California Casual Deli Buffet, Box lunches(Ecofriendly), Budget Lunches, BBQ, Desserts, Wedding/Anniversary Services, American Buffet, Coastal Buffet, Mexican Fiesta Buffet, Hawaiian, Brunch services

Bartenders UnlimitedPat Townsley
PH: (888)-411-4227
One Simms Street, Suite 100
San Rafael, CA 94901-5400,
Bartending Services
No Host Bar Services Available

Buttercup CakesCarren Dixon

(831) 466-0373

1411 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz 95060

​Morning Pastries including: muffins, koulgn amann, sugar babies.
Savories Pastries including: proscuitto batons, quiche, pesto palmiers, corn muffins, filled puff pastries.
Lunch: Ploughman's lunch boxes, salads, tartines, sandwiches.
Afternoon Tea: Cream Tea with scones, savory tea with current savory menu including finger sandwiches and above pastry selection.
Dessert: Cupcakes, cheesecakes, celebration cakes, brownies, cookies, pies, tarts.
Beverages: Iced tea, fruit coolers, coffee, milk, sparkling water.

Cafeteria@ETC, LLC - Scotts ValleyRoddy Diaz
Business: 831-226-4886
100 Enterprise Way, Scotts Valley, CA 95066​
ETC Cafe is a full-service cafeteria and attached Bistro. The cafeteria features a deck overlooking the pond and tennis courts which combined with indoor seating supplies space for a total of 570 people. See website for Catering Menu and Pricing. Will do custom orders.
Crown Cafe & CateringEileen Gillette
PH: (831)-566-1425
14 Victor Dr. Scotts Valley, Ca 95066,
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Dessert Options.

Themed cuisines from a very diverse menu.

BBQ, American, Mexican, Italian, French, Indian, and Seafood Options.

Vegetarian and Gluten Free Options.

Dominos PizzaFrank Ferdows
PH: (​831)-429-9955
​2391 Mission St
Santa Cruz CA 95060
​Pizza Delivery
Ella's at the AirportElla King
​Primary: (408)-209-7577
Business: (831)-728-3282
100 Aviaton Way
Watsonville, CA 95076,
Health conscientious meals in an environment that is upscale yet comfortable and never pretentious.​ Sustainable seafood and local & fresh produce.  
Falafel of Santa CruzSam Lutfi
PH: (831)-459-0486
FX: (831)-621-1705
1501 Mission Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Mediterranean Food
Holy Smokes Country BBQ & CateringJanis Cota
Ph: (831)-223-3737
755 14th Ave. #609 Santa Cruz, Ca 95062
BBQ Available for drop off or onsite grilling & Smoking.
Now offering "Lunch Time Box Lunches" with free delivery in a 20 mile radius
India JozeJoseph Shultz
PH: (831)-325-3633
418 Front St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Asian, European, Middle Eastern, & Pastries
Iveta GourmetLisa Bilanko
PH: (831)-423-5149
2125 Delaware Ave Santa Cruz CA 95060​,
​Sandwiches Salads Soups and Assorted Pastries

Coffee, Tea, Juices, and Drinks
Mission Hill CreameryDavid Kumec
​PH: (831)-216-6421

Cell: (831)-239-4812
​1101B Pacific Ave.
Santa Cruz, Ca 95060
​Ice Cream, Cookies, Sweet Treats
My Cupcake CornerKelly Daher
​116 Tree Frog Lane
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 
Organic cupcakes and cookies
Pacific Cookie CompanyLarry Pearson
PH: (831)-429-9709
303 Potrero Street, Bldg 40A/B Santa Cruz, Ca 95060
13 Varieties of Cookies and Cookie Dough
Pacific Thai Santa CruzSam Kurita
PH: (831) 420-1700
FX: (831) 420-1771
1319 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 CA
Thai Cuisine and Boba Teas
Party Helpers
PH: (408)-435-7337
FX: (408)-435-7454
780 Montague Expy, Suite 706 San Jose, CA 95131
With The Party Helpers, the options are limitless. We offer our experience and expertise to make your wildest culinary dream a reality.
Penny Ice CreameryZachary Davis
PH: (831)-204-2523
FX: (831)-427-9067
913 Cedar Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Ice Cream, Bon Bons, & Popsicles
Pleasure PizzaDerek Rupp
​1415 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
​Soure local produce when in season, and only uses organic tomatoes in sauce.
Pono Hawaiian GrillK. Lyn Matthews
PH: (831)-426-7666
Cell: (831)-428-7546
120 Union Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060,
Hawaiian Food

Riverview FarmsCatlyn Whitaker
PH: (831)-336-5524
430 Riverside Ave Ben Lomond CA 95005 
BBQ, Bake, Fry, Grill
Sunny's CateringSunny Stickel
PH: (831)-359-7589
828 N. Branciforte Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062 
Salads, Chicken, Sushi, Cookies
Taqueria Santa CruzJose Hernandez
See Addresses
Address 1:
2215 Mission St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
PH1: (831)-423-0606

Address 2:
1002 Soquel Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
PH2: (831)-429-5193
Mexican Food
Vivas CafeConrad Sanchez
PH: ​(831)-459-3299
Address 1:
​200 McLaughlin Dr
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Address 2:
1201 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Fresh, natural and organic Mexican food
Woodstocks Pizza Inc.ShanaLee Lewis
PH: (831)-427-4444
710 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Pizza, Sides & Salads, Gluten-Free Options
Zameen Mediterranean CuisineEd Watson
PH: (831)-688-4465
7528 Soquel Dr.
Aptos, CA 95003 
Mediterranean Cuisine
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