Caterers

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Whether you are looking for a caterer for a wedding reception or concessions for a trade show, our approved vendors will work closely with our staff to help create an exceptional event for you and your guests.  All of our food vendors are experienced and licensed.  Please contact them for their menus and pricing.

APPROVED CATERERS

Birky's

PO Box 318, Kouts IN 46347
Contact: Julie Jones
Phone: (219) 766-3851
Email:  catering@birkyfarms.com
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Price Range Per Person: Call for quote

We specialize in all kinds of catering, whether on-site, picked up, delivered, at a banquet facility or backyard grilling events.  We do company picnics, family reunions, graduations, field days, birthday parties, weddings and more.

Kelsey's Steakhouse

2405 E US Highway 30, Valparaiso IN 46383
Contact: Lori
Phone: 219-465-4022
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Price Range Per Person: Call For Quote

Master Caterers

1719 State Street, LaPorte IN 46350
Contact:  Jim Kabacinski
Phone: (219) 363-0910
Email: kabo36@yahoo.com
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Price Range Per Person: $13 to $18

With over 15 years of catering experience, we've catered over 1,000 events, including birthdays, weddings, rehearsals, school events, etc.  Our home base is the Silver Palace Banquet Hall in LaPorte, but we cater anywhere.  We provide mostly buffets, but will do family style dinners for an additional price.  We use China plates and real flatware.

Pikk's Tavern

62 W Lincolnway, Valparaiso IN 46383
Contact: Paul LoDuca
Phone: (219) 476-7455
Email: paul@pikkstavern.com
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Price Range Per Person: $8.99 to $38.99

Pikk's Tavern is a member of the daVinci family of restaurants.  Located in Chicago and Indianapolis, the daVinci group of restaurants are committed to serving you authentic and delicious food in an upscale and comfortable settings.  Our critically acclaimed experiences are perfect for your events and special occasions.

Surefire

PO Box 1817, Valparaiso IN 46384
Contact: Sandy Kolvek
Phone: (219) 405-5721
Email: surefiresandwiches@yahoo.com
Price Range Per Person: $6 to $21

Surefire is committed to serving quality food.  We specialize in smoked meats, pulled pork, beef brisket, ribs, sausage and chicken.  We make all of our marinades and rubs from scratch.

APPROVED CONCESSIONAIRES

B & J Specialities

Contact: Jill Riggs
Phone: (219) 789-5115
Email: jrpc53@msn.com

Do you desire fresh, scratch made food specific to your event?  It all began in the 60's.  My mother and mentor provided meals at the one-day-a-week Valparaiso Community Sale Barn and owned a food truck before it's time.  Therefore, concessions is in my blood.  I have a passion to provide quality and memorable food for our customers.  Cranberry, wild rice soup, Bison Burgers and Pumpkin scones are a favorite at the Aukiki Festival.  Chicken wraps (made to order), hot ham and cheese, and from-scratch biscuits and gravy tantalize your taste buds.  We are always mindful of the gluten free, vegetarian and vegan diets.  If you need a flexible menu, just ask! 

Birky's

PO Box 318, Kouts IN 46347
Contact: Julie Jones
Phone: (219) 766-3851
Email: catering@birkyfarms.com
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Birky's would love to bring all our homemade country gourmet delights to your next event.  Whether you are having a party or family reunion, an employee lunch, a fair or festival, an auction or a field day, an open house or even an outdoor wedding, give us a call and we will bring one of our mobile concession trailers right to you.  Birky's Piggies & Cream, Pork Patty Wagon & their Pork Chop Express are sure to excite your guests.  Our outdoor grilling, homemade baked goods and delicious homemade ice cream will be a hit and make your event outstanding!

J & J Miller Enterprises

103 S 200 West, Valparaiso IN 46385
Contact: Joanne Miller
Phone: (219) 531-1477
Email: patandjen1997@yahoo.com

My food experience started when I was 10 years old.  4-H was part of my young life, and my mother was the teacher.  Baking cookies, yeast rolls, tea rings, angel food cake and canning were all learning experiences.  Not only did I learn food preparation, I raised cattle and had the Grand Champion Polled Herford in the early 60's.  My graduation in nursing taught me the nutritional value of food and the presentation of food is always important.  When our daughter was seven years old, we started a popcorn business for her and sold 6.5 gallon cans of caramel, cheese and cinnamon popcorn.  Several years later, we purchased our first concession trailer.  In 2000, we added a second unit, an ice cream trailer.  I do fairs, festivals, car shows, auctions, graduations or wherever there is a need for fun food.  Concessions have been a fun and enjoyable experience, and I look forward to making your day special.

Suzie's Cafe

1050 Southpoint Circle, Valparaiso IN 46385
Contact:  Suzie Bigott or Candie Ryan
Phone: (219) 462-5500
Email:  suziecafe@yahoo.com
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Established in 1996, we are a family owned and operated comfort style restaurant and catering company.  Our motto has always been "no job too small, no job too big". We'd love to help make your special occasion even more memorable.

Tate's Place

3051 Willowcreek Rd, Portage IN 46368
Contact: Norm Bowlin
(219) 764-8283