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Parks and Rec Admin

Address: 1340 Gunnison Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: 970-254-3866

Approved Food Vendors


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.

Food Vendor Qualification Packet for Public Facilities 

Approved to work for:    City of Grand Junction dot_blue  Mesa County dot_red  Town of Palisade dot_green  City of Fruita dot_brown

2018 Approved Catering List

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.
 Colorado Q  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita   Berna B's Classic Cuisine & Catering   Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 Hilltop Community Resources  Grand Junction   Olive Garden  Grand Junction 
 Rib City  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita   Michael Angelo's Wood Fired Pizza  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 Pablo's Pizza  Grand Junction Palisade   Grandpa Howdy's Kettle Corn  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita 
 Cowboy & The Rose Catering  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita   Spaghetti Mill  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita 
 Bravo Food Truck  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita   Gelu Italian Ice  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 Big Mike's Pork N Wings  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita   A Taste of Heaven Catering  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
Decadence Gourmet Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  Hammerhead BBQ  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
Be Crepeful Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  Have Cooker Will Travel Grand Junction Mesa County
Qdoba Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  Western Colorado College Grand Junction 
The Ribber Bar-B-Que Catering Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  Double B BBQ Grand Junction 

 

2018 Approved Special Event List

A single community event or celebration that operates for a period of time of not more than 14 consecutive days and may include town celebrations, fairs, festivals or farmer's markets. Example are Fruita Fall Fest, Mesa County Fair, JUCO, etc.
 Colorado Q  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  Redneck Kettle Korn  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 Bravo Food Truck  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 Boosters  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 Hokulia Shave Ice  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  KC's Kettle Corn  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 Gelato Junction  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 Michael Angelo's Wood Fired Pizza  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 Pablo's Pizza  Grand Junction Palisade  Grandpa Howdy's Kettle Corn  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 Cowboy & The Rose Catering  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  Sugar Shack  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 Hawg Food Fire Grill  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  Chill Out Concessions  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 Los Torres  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  Spaghetti Mill  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita 
 Famous Dave's  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  Gelu Italian Ice & Coffee Plus  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 Cowabunga Creamery  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  Big Mike's Pork N Wings  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 Debonair Fun Food  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  Marge's Mobile  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 Hammerhead BBQ  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  Grand Valley Pie Co.  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 The Little Pink Truck  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  Top Dog  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 Whitewater Kettle Corn  Palisade Fruita  Enstrom Candies  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 Dippin' Dots  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  Sweet Drinks Concessions  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 Surfin Salmon  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  A Purrfect Treat Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
The Mobile Chef   Fruita   Decadence Gourmet Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
Guera's Chili  Grand Junction Palisade
 Be Sweet Cafe & Bakeshop Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
Windy City Eats Grand Junction  Palisade  The Ice Box Grand Junction Mesa County Fruita
Steadfast Delights Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita Altrusa Int'l of Palisade Palisade
Be Crepeful Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  The Rockgarden Sandwich Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
G & N Concessions  Mesa County 
Pinnacle Venue Services Grand Junction
Rimrock Concessions Mesa County  Fruita  Nepal Restaurant  Grand Junction Outside Restaurant Only
Lonchera La Casita  Mesa County Palisade  Colorado Grill  Palisade 
La Pupuseria Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita Premier Concessions Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
The Smoke Shack Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  JD's Dog Depot Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
Thatsa Wrap Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  Blue Ribbon Bar-B-Que  Palisade 
Elks Lodge #575 Grand Junction 
 Jax's Snax  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
Seafood Cajun Concessions  Mesa County 
 Whitebear Concessions  Mesa County 
5M ice Cream Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  Kokopelli The Shaved Ice Shack Grand Junction Palisade Fruita
Fruitzle   Mesa County Palisade Fruita  Sweeties Cheesecake in a Cone Grand Junction 
Nuts About Colorado Grand Junction Palisade Fruita  Papa Bear's Inc. Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
Double B BBQ Grand Junction   Sami Cat's Lemonade  Fruita
Whaz Up Dawg Grand Junction
 School District D51 Special Education Grand Junction 

 

2018 Approved On-Going Program or Sporting Event List

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.
 Colorado Q  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 KC's Kettle Corn  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 Hokulia Shave Ice  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  Bravo Food Truck  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 Redneck Kettle Korn  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  Michael Angelo's Wood Fired Pizza  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 Boosters  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  Grandpa Howdy's Kettle Corn  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 Cowboy & The Rose Catering  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  Sugar Shack  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 Hawg Food Fire Grill  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  Spaghetti Mill  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita 
 Gelu Italian Ice & Coffee Plus  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 Big Mike's Pork N Wings  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 Debonair Fun Food  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  Marge's Mobile  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita 
 The Little Pink Truck  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  Top Dog  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 Whitewater Kettle Corn  Palisade Fruita  Enstrom Candies  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 Dippin' Dots  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  Sweet Drinks Concessions  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
 Surfin Salmon  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  A Purrfect Treat Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
Guera's Chili  Grand Junction Palisade  Steadfast Delights Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
Be Crepeful Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  The Rockgarden Sandwich Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
Pinnacle Venue Services Grand Junction  Lonchera La Casita  Mesa County Palisade 
La Pupuseria Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita Premier Concessions Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
The Smoke Shack Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  JD's Dog Depot Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
Elks Lodge #575 Grand Junction   Jax's Snax  Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
Whitebear Concessions  Mesa County   5M ice Cream Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita
Kokopelli The Shaved Ice Shack Grand Junction Palisade Fruita  Fruitzle  Mesa County Palisade Fruita
Papa Bear's Inc. Grand Junction Mesa County Palisade Fruita  Whaz Up Dawg Grand Junction

 

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: emiyk@gjcity.org or mail to (or drop off at) the City of Grand Junction Parks Administration, 1340 Gunnison Ave,  81501, at Lincoln Park. Contact 970-254-3875 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.

Grand Junction Concessionaire Payment Form


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 970-254-3875 or emilyk@gjcity.org.