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Catering FAQ

Comal Next Door Catering offers catering for large group gatherings of all shapes and sizes through both CND Berkeley and CND Oakland.

Please read through the FAQ below before placing a catering order.

Is there a minimum order amount?

There is no minimum amount for catering pick-up or delivery orders. Delivery orders have delivery fees (fees are based on location. See below for more info.

Is advance notice required?

Yes. All catering orders must be placed at least 24 hours in advance - extra-large orders may require more lead time. If you need a last-minute order, please email us and we will do our best to fulfill the order.

Does Comal Next Door Catering offer order delivery?

In most cases, yes. Comal Catering can provide delivery to nearby East Bay cities. Delivery Fees are based on travel distance and range from $50-$75.

What times do you offer delivery?

We offer delivery 7 days a week, from 11:30am - 5pm. We can arrange earlier delivery, if needed, with plenty of advance notice. If this is the case, please email us.

Will you set up and serve my catering order?

At this time, we are not offering setup or on-site service. All items in your order will arrive with labels and we will provide instructions as appropriate (how to set up the taco bar, dressing for salad, etc.). You can also call us with any questions about how to best serve your order after it arrives.

How much should I order?

All catering menu item descriptions include portion information but in most cases they are intended to serve ten people either as a main dish (tacos, burrito bowls) or as a side dish (rice, beans, chips/guacamole, etc.). In some cases, portions are very specific (10 cookies, 10 albondigas etc.) and in other cases (tacos, burrito bowls) the portion is roughly ten times the individual portion. We strongly suggest adding some sides (guacamole, chips/salsas, salad) to round out your meal. If you have questions regarding quantities for your order, please reach out and we can assist you.

Please note that each taco bar kit contains ingredients for 20 “street” tacos (2 per person).

Do you offer vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free menu items?

Much of our menu is gluten-free and nut-free and we have many vegan options – if you need further menu advice for special diets, please email us.

How are catering orders packaged?

Large orders are packaged family-style in recyclable and oven-safe aluminum trays and recyclable plastic pint and quart containers. Chips are packaged in brown paper to-go bags, and some small salsas & toppings may be in compostable 8oz containers. Agua Frescas are delivered in recyclable containers. Hot items are delivered in insulated food carriers to maintain temperature.

Will my order include disposable flatware, napkins, plates, and serving utensils?

These items are not included automatically. You can order some or all of these items in the Utensils, Etc. section.

I have additional questions – how to best get them answered?

You can email us.

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