Are you a concessionaire or caterer interested in working an event at a City of Grand Junction facility or park, at the Mesa County Fairgrounds or at events such as the Palisade Sunday Market, Fruita Fall Festival or Mike the Headless Chicken Festival? Maybe you're an event planner and you wish to host an event at one of the public facilities? If so, then you have come to the right place! The following information will help you get started:
Event Organizer Information
If you are interested in hosting an event at any City of Grand Junction, Mesa County, City of Fruita, or Town of Palisade public facility and would like food/beverage services please follow these simple steps:
1. Contact the appropriate agency to reserve a facility: park shelter, park open space or indoor facility.
City of Grand Junction (Includes Long Family Memorial Park) ~ 970-254-3866, or at 1340 Gunnison Avenue
Mesa County ~ 970-255-7107
Town of Palisade ~ 970-464-5602
City of Fruita ~ 970-858-3663
2. Along with your contract you will be given a list of all approved food and beverage caterers and concessionaires (listed below). You must contact a caterer or concessionaire from the approved list and make arrangements for your event.
3. All caterers and concessionaires must be on the approved list to vend at a City of Grand Junction, Mesa County, City of Fruita, or Town of Palisade facility. If you would like to use a caterer or concessionaire not on the list, ask them to submit their qualifying documents using our easy packet.
Approved to work for: City of Grand Junction Mesa County Town of Palisade City of Fruita
|An event serviced by a retail food establishment that provides a contracted, prearranged number of meals and/or food products that are prepared at a licensed retail food establishment for service and are consumed at the same or another prearranged offsite location and not available for individual purchase. Catered events can also include delivered or drop and go food from a licensed retail food establishment.|
|The Buttered Biscuit||Colorado Q|
|A Tast of Heaven Catering||The Little Pink Truck|
|Hammerhead BBQ||Cowboy and the Rose Eglantine Catering|
|Berna B's Classic Cuisine & Catering
|Grandpa Howdy's Kettlecorn||Hilltop Community Resources|
|Papa Bear's Inc.||Decadence Gourmet|
|Qdoba Mexican Eats||Michael Angelo's Wood Fired Pizza, LLC|
|Be Crepeful||Have Cooker Will Travel|
|Pablo's Pizza||B&C BBQ LLC.|
|Ribber Bar B Que Catering||Buckskin Bar|
|Big Mike's Pork and Wings|
Regularly scheduled series of events held at such places as public parks, sporting arenas, concert halls, flea markets and sporadic promotional events such as grand openings.
|Hawg Food Fire Grill
||Love Me Foods|
|The Buttered Biscuit||Gumbo Lov Soulful Cajun Food|
|Colorado Q||A Tast of Heaven Catering|
|The Little Pink Truck||Marge's Mobile|
|Rifle Creek Kettle Korn, Co.||Cowboy and The Rose Catering|
|Sugar Shack||GJ Fusion|
|KC's Kettle Corn||Whitewater Kettle Corn|
|Papa Bear's Inc.||Dippin Dots|
|Grandpa Howdy's Kettlecorn||Aspen Mini Donuts|
|The Ice Box||A-18 Italy on Wheels|
|Michael Angelo's Wood Fired Pizza, LLC||Be Crepeful|
|B&C BBQ LLC.||Lonchera la Casita|
|Los Torres||Premier Concessions|
|Los Compadres||Sweet Drinks|
|Enstrom Candies||Top Dog|
|The Mobile Chef||RabbitbrushBread|
|Jax Snax||Grandma Dennys Down Home Cooking|
|San Juan Mobile Coffee||The Bubbly Chicks|
|Buckskin Bar||Big Mike's Pork and Wings|
Las Colonias Vendor Information
NEW in 2020 we have three vendor locations at the Las Colonias River Park that can be reserved on a daily basis for $25 per day. To reserve a location, please call our Parks and Recreation Office at 254-3866. A permit will be issued and the food vendor is required to have that on site during the rental. The reserved location will be available to the food vendor for the specific day during park open hours.
Food/Beverage Vendor Information
The participating public entities (City of Grand Junction, Mesa County, City of Fruita and Town of Palisade) would like Food Vendors to have to submit only ONCE a year instead for each event to which they are invited. So, no matter which public entity for which you wish to qualify for, no matter how many events, entity-sponsored or not, read the Food Vendor Qualification Packet (click on button below) and submit the requested documents. Each public entity has decided on their individual requirements and the City of Grand Junction is collecting the documents and maintaining the web page for all the entities.
1. Review the Food Vendor Qualification Packet for Public Facilities and decide which of the four public entities (City of Grand Junction, Mesa County, City of Fruita, Town of Palisade) for which you may be selected to work a public events. Some of the events that take place throughout the year are considered "Main Events" and the last page of the Packet has those listed for your convenience.
2. Fill out the requested pages in the Packet and submit them along with the other requested documents to: email@example.com or mail to (or drop off at) the City of Grand Junction Parks Administration, 1340 Gunnison Ave, 81501, at Lincoln Park. Contact 970-254-3842 with questions.
3. If all qualifications are satisfied, your business name will be added to the lists seen above. (Category depends on Mesa County Health Department approval.)
4. Event organizers will contact you directly to arrange for catering or concession services.
5. Make sure your photo and menu information is up-to-date and informative because they will be viewed by event coordinators searching the lists for a caterer or concessionaire. Event organizers will be selecting from these lists. You are welcome to update this information as often as you like.
6. Note: If you work a public event at a City of Grand Junction facility, be sure to use the Concessionaire Payment Form to calculate and submit the balance of your event fee with in 3 days of the end of the event. Follow a few simple guidelines and enjoy offering concessions at Grand Junction facilities.
Concessionaires! Interested in the GRAND VALLEY FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY group? Visit their website for more information: http://www.grandvalleyfoodtruckfridays.com/
For information or questions about the qualification process, please contact 970-254-3842 or firstname.lastname@example.org.