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

Cafe El PalomarEdna Gaub
​PH: (831)-212-6154
1336 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Cafe EllaElla King
PH: (831)-722-0480
734 E. Lake Ave
Watsonville, CA 95076
Breakfast, Paninis, Pizza, Soups, Salads, Pastas. Appetizers, and Roasted Meats
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.
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

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.  
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
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
Mediterranean Grill and GoGregory Shuster
1024 Water StSanta CruzCA 95062​
About:we selected some of the best Mediterranean street food from the Middle East, Greece and Italy. quick service, eat here or take it to go and we cater small & large parties. we are now open on Sunday.
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
Original Sin Desserts & CateringTanya DeCell
PH: (831)-295-2288
P.O. Box 5386
Santa Cruz, CA 95063,
Breakfast Pastries, Wraps/Sandwiches, Soups & Salads, Appetizers, Buffet Platters, Entrees, Cookies, Small Desserts, Cakes & Pastries
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
Palace Cafe & CateringDonna Eaton
PH: (408)-774-6111
139 S. Murphy Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
NASA Approved Caterer- UARC Functions- Season Based Cuisine
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.
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.
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
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.
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