Discover and Taste Valparaiso’s Best Food Catering Options in one magnificent Setting!

The valpo food tasting and catering expo is for wedding & Event planners


The Valpo Restaurant Group and Valpo University are pleased to host a Free Food Tasting & Catering Expo for weddings, parties & events. This Food Catering Expo offers guests a unique chance to meet Valpo’s favorite Chefs. and sample their innovative food and wine offerings.

If you are like most event planners, soon-to-be brides, and family coordinators, finding the best food catering experience can be both time-consuming and stressful. That all changes with this one-stop, multi-restaurant catering expo.


FREE tasting is Sunday, October 23rd from 12 – 3 p.m at Valparaiso University at the magnificent Harre Union.

Anyone planning an Event, Wedding or catered party

The Free Food Tasting welcomes anyone planning a wedding, business event or Christmas Party


So who is invited to this tasting event? Anyone that is planning a catering event. Whether it’s a  wedding, a business event, a Christmas party, or a graduation party.

Bring your significant other or come with your family for a fun Sunday afternoon and an easy way to book catering for your upcoming event. Professional Event and Wedding Planners will also love this tasting event!

catered christmas party

The Valpo Restaurant Group can make your Christmas Party memorable!

From Christmas Parties, Wedding Catering to Corporate Events

The sky is the limit when your catering comes with one or more of these restaurants. From simple, private parties, catering with alcohol permits, international cuisine, or multi-restaurant catering that brings several restaurants together as friends, your guests will cherish your event or wedding when it comes to Valpo Restaurants. If you can dream it, these restaurants can make it come true!


This Event is FREE to anyone that is serious about catering. You’ll have a chance to sample dishes prepared by Valpo’s top chefs. You can choose to book your wedding that day, set up a follow-up, or do a little of both.  And if you want to set up an appointment at the event, just fill out this form and your favorite restaurant will be ready to meet you!




Of course, the venue you choose is significant to creating a wonderful and memorable event, which is why the chefs of the Valpo Restaurants chose to hold their food tastings at VU’s Harre Union’s Event Venue….the University Union Ball Room. While guests of this public event will have an opportunity to meet the chefs and sample their legendary cuisine, VU will have representatives available to discuss Valpo Universities’ Wedding Venue solutions.
Event Venue | For a remarkable corporate event, Valparaiso University’s Harre Union offers state-of-the-art ballrooms with adjacent kitchens, elevators, and a mesmerizing view of one of the midwest’s most prestigious campuses. VU’s in-house catering brings simplicity to any event.


Brown and Gold Room is a great solution for wedding and event planners looking for something unique and memorable.  This space has a remarkable view of VU’s picturesque campus.  This room seats up to 120 people. 

vu President Padilla is inaugurated at this ceremony

The University Ballroom just might be NWI’s most spectacular venue for a wedding or event! With more rooms ranging from 2,500 to 7,500 square feet and seating for up to 470 for dinners, wedding and event planners have no limits!  Each section has its own screen and projector
that retracts from the ceiling,


wine samples will be part of the Valpo Taste and catering event

Save the Date


The miracle of Christmas comes with festive food

The FREE tasting is Sunday, October 23rd from 12 – 3 p.m

Valparaiso University at the magnificent Harre Union.


Catering and Taste Event


Sign-Up in Advance at this link and Reserve your Tastings. Let us know if you have a Chef, Restaurant, or special requests, such as Multi-Restaurant Catering or International Theme. For more info, contact  Jim Jano Janesheski at JANO-DIGITAL


Gift Cards Available with Event Incentives from Each of these Restaurants


Lauren Dukes performs with Steve Ball

Lauren Dukes & Steve Ball perform 12-3 and are available for Wedding or Event bookings!

Click the logo or image to visit the restaurant’s website.

Pikk's Tavern



martinis' in Valpo offers Valpo's newest remodeled bar and largest outdoor patio

martinis' seafood pairs well with wine and beer.

Chef Saul is celebrated for his Upscale Mexican Cuisine & personally selects the Wines of Veleros

Smoketown Blues is Valpo's newest sensation



don quijote is legendary for their spanish wine from the wine regions of spain

don quijote paella




Radius is known as one of valpo's best spots for a burger and a beer


Chris Pavlou of Radius has a popular bar for cocktails, bloody marys, beer and wine

Main Home


Catering with wine & Christmas Partiers at Elements. Elements owner, Michelle Prosser, an expert Sommelier whose passion for wine is only equaled by her love for the blues.



amici Grill & pizzeria serves beer by the flight on 1st Thursdays

amici event catering is perfect for your next event



Rudy's sells Brisket and Ribs by the pound, perfect for catering your own Outdoor Party



The washington street taproom is a great venue for Parties and events

washington street tap room for events and christmas parties



the Abbey is has wine flights and specials every Wednesday


Links to learn more about Catering

links to learning more about Valpo catering

Contact Jim Jano Janesheski | Expo Creator

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