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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

Bagelry Inc.
Cedar location: (831)-429-8049

Seabright location: (831)-425-8550

Soquel location: (831)-462-9888

Fx: 831-429-5126
Address 1:
320 Cedar St. Unit A
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Address 2:
1636 Seabright Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Address 3:
4763 Soquel Dr.
Soquel, CA 95073,
Bagels and Smears
Barbara & Company CateringMarina Camarlinghi
PH: (831)-426-6051
P.O. Box 4155
Santa Cruz, CA 95063
Californian, Mexican, Italian, BBQ, Box lunches
Bruno's BBQRosanna Herrera
PH: (831)-438-2227
Fx: (831)-438-2242​
230 G Mt. Hermon Rd.
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Barbeque, Chicken, Ribs, Side Dishes

As you can see we can do almost anything you want, from Cornish game hens to Prime Rib, Mexican to Thai food, whatever you want we will make it happen. Our menus have some great suggestions but please FEEL FREE TO INVENT YOUR OWN MENU!

25 guest minimum. 18% service charge & 8% sales tax applied.

Buttercup CakesCarren Dixon
PH: (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.
Capitola Gayle's Inc.Christine Klose, Kathy Getty, Dawn Johnstone, Kristen Chavez
PH: (831)-462-1200
PH: (831)-462-2014
FX: (831)-462-3811
504 Bay Ave.
Capitola, CA 95010
California Cuisine; Party Packages & Trays, Oak Roasted Chicken, Vegetarian Dishes, Specialty Sandwiches & Salads, Breads & Pastries

$200 Minimum For Delivery

Carried AwayAnnemarie Lecocq
PH: (831)-685-3926

7564 Soquel Dr.
Aptos, CA 95003
Lunch & Dinner: Local Seasonal Cuisine; Delivery & Full Service Available

Companion BakersErin Lampel
​2341 Mission St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060,
​Bread and pastries and coffee.
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.

De La Hacienda TaqueriaAlejandro Aparicio
​PH: (831)-234-0334
​354 Washington St
Santa Cruz CA 95060,
Burritos, Tacos, Quesedillas, Tortas, Chimichangas, and a few dinner plates for those with a bigger appetite. Still it's the basics that make La Hacienda such a great place to eat at. Nothing beats an Al-Pastor burrito with a healthy dose of our popular salsa.​
Dominos PizzaFrank Ferdows
PH: (​831)-429-9955
​2391 Mission St
Santa Cruz CA 95060
​Pizza Delivery
El PalomarEdna Gaub
​PH: (831)-212-6154
1336 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060,
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.  
Emily's Good Things to EatRobert Nahas

831-429-9866 (business)
​1129 Mission Street
Falafel of Santa CruzSam Lutfi
PH: (831)-459-0486
FX: (831)-621-1705
1501 Mission Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Mediterranean Food
Feel Good FoodsAmy Linstrom-Padilla
PH: (831)-251-7716
306 Portero St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 
Eco Friendly Local & Organic Caterer
Sandwiches, Appetizers, Unique Food Creations

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
Marianne's Ice CreamKelly Dillon
PH: (831)-854-7978
2100 B Delaware Ave. Santa Cruz, Ca 95060
Ice Cream
Mission Hill CreameryDavid Kumec
​PH: (831)-216-6421

Cell: (831)-239-4812
​1101B Pacific Ave.
Santa Cruz, Ca 95060
​Ice Cream, Cookies, Sweet Treats
Mission Street BBQMegan
Personal: (408)461-0664 (Larry- owner)
On Site: (831) 458-2222
​1618 Mission St., Santa Cruz, CA 95023
​Our cooks prepare every cut of meat with care to ensure our barbeque is cooked to perfection. We strive for the best BBQ experience possible here in Santa Cruz. All meats are smoked fresh everyday. Classic cuts cooked our way. Real Smoked flavor from seasoned oak wood is what sets us apart. No short cuts BBQ the old school way. Low and slow with indirect heat. No gas here.
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
PFD Cafe @ ETCBrian Han
​(831) 420-8530

Personal: (325) 963-7966
​100 Enterprise Way Suite GC100
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
​PFD Cafe is a full-service cafeteria. The cafeteria features a deck overlooking the pond and tennis courts which combined with indoor seating supplies space for a total of 570 people. Catering menu includes: All-American Food, Oatmeal, Fruit Parfait, Coffee, and All pastries.
Pizza My Heart
PH: (831)-426-2511
1116 Pacific Ave. #B
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 
Pizza & Bottled Drinks
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
Specialty's Cafe & Bakery
PH: (877)-502-2837
115 Sansome St., Suite 300 San Francisco, CA, 94104
Boxed Meal, Platters and Trays, Cookies and Baked goods, Snadwiches and Salads.
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
Upper Crust Pizza & PastaJoseph Carollo
See Addresses
Address 1:
2415 Mission St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
PH1: (831)-423-9010

Address 2:
2501 Soquel Dr.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
PH2: (831)-476-2333 
Pizza, Pasta, Salads
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
Your PlaceArthur A Russell
​(831) 426-3564
​1719 Mission St
Santa Cruz CA 95060
​Inspired by the rich availability of local organic produce, sustainable seafood and naturally raised beef, our dining experience is itself a destination. Immerse yourself in Santa Cruz and what it has to offer.
Zameen Mediterranean CuisineEd Watson
PH: (831)-688-4465
7528 Soquel Dr.
Aptos, CA 95003 
Mediterranean Cuisine
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