Regional & Local residents have long associated Holbrooke Classic Catering with special dining experiences for events such as wedding receptions, club meetings, class reunions, holiday parties, and banquets. Now Holbrooke Classic Catering can bring that same legendary dining to any location in Western Nevada County and beyond, including Grass Valley, Nevada City, Colfax, Yuba City, Marysville, Auburn, Rocklin, and Roseville California.
When you choose any of the many venues for your event in the Grass Valley and Nevada City area, we’ll bring our Classic Catering service to you. Whether it’s at the Miners’ Foundry in Nevada City, the Veteran’s Hall in Grass Valley, the Love Building in Grass Valley’s Condon Park; or one of many favorite local outdoor sites such as the Empire Mine, Harmony Ridge Lodge, or the Schramm Estate.
Wherever you choose to celebrate we will bring an elegant plated dinner, buffet or fantastic Bar-B-Que the gold miners could only dream about.
Classic Catering by the Holbrooke includes turn-key support for all the equipment and vendor needs you’ll want for your special event.
Quote from a local realtor:
“You do such an awesome job. I had some guests from the Bay Area, and they said your chef’s baked brie was comparable to anything they’d ever had there. Thank you!”
What Makes Us Exclusive & Different?
- Source Appetizers found at our white tablecloth restaurant and catered events are now available to you
- Freshness Guaranteed Everything is prepared by our people just for you
- Outstanding Customer Service We are locally owned and operated and have been for over 100 years. Our reputation is delivered to you
- Quality The most delicious, finest, freshest ingredients artfully delivered to you hot and ready to eat
- Custom Menus From your mind to our Chef’s genius to your party
- Food, beverages, flowers, ice carvings or entertainment we can deliver!
Q: I am planning a party of 30. How many appetizers should I serve per person?
A: The rule of thumb is 5 to 7 appetizers per person. That’s about 200 to 240 appetizers. If you’re just serving appetizers without a main course then count on 7 to 8 appetizers per person.
Q: Should I serve all one type of appetizer or mix it up?
A: Variety, variety, variety! Mix and match and please everyone. What if you have a vegetarian and a carnivore? Your best bet is to serve at least 3 to 4 different varieties of appetizers for larger parties. If you only have 10 guests, then try for 2 different choices.
Q: How much food should I serve?
A: This question is tough to answer, but asked of us all of the time. The answer depends on how many side dishes you are serving, entrees, and how extravagant your cocktail reception is. The rule of thumb is 1/2 lb. of uncooked meat per person, 1/4 lb. of side dishes per person (2–3) dishes and 1–2 desserts.
Q: I have a small entertainment area, any ideas?
A: What you want to avoid is congestion. Try breaking up your food presentation into small stations located strategically throughout your home.. You want people to flow through your space and to mingle. Since cocktails are the first thing people gravitate to, try putting the bar in the back of the room. Then look for dead space to set-up food stations. You can always pass around the appetizers if you have help. If not, create an hors d’oeuvres buffet table! If you want to hide some of the clutter and save room, put a tablecloth on the buffet table and store extra bottles, ice, napkins, etc. underneath the table, for easy access during the party.
For more information contact our Catering Director Kari Stratton, at 530–273-1353 or send an email to Frontdesk@holbrooke.com and arrange a tour. Would you like us to call you? Begin your Classic Catering by the Holbrooke experience by sending us an online Event Form. You’ll be contacted immediately.