Catering

Martinis is a restaurant and lounge located in Valparaiso, Indiana proudly celebrating over ten years of perfected food service and catering!

Head Chef and Owner Louie Kalafatis has built his kitchen around fresh and local produce and sound recipes he has cultivated for decades.  Specializing in Steaks, Seafood and Mediterranean Cuisine; our menu boasts a wide variety to tickle any taste bud.

Open seven days a week, Martinis is a perfect spot to sit down for lunch or dinner and plan your wedding details.  The newly remodeled dining room is a great setting for private parties, accommodating up to 65.

Martinis is known for our premier events boasting a roster of Comedy Nights, Dueling Pianos, Sinatra, Bands and other unique events to Valparaiso.  Perfect for a local bachelorette party with that uptown vibe.

Catering – FAQ’s

How do I hire Martinis Creative Catering & Concepts for my event?

At first contact we will discuss your budget and desired menu or theme.  Weddings sometimes request a tasting, which we are happy to set up.  After that, we will create a proposal for you to approve.  To lock in your date, we require a signed contract and 25% deposit based on the said proposal. The remainder of your bill is due upon arrival of the event or before.

What is provided when I hire Martinis Creative Catering & Concepts?

Along with your food, we provide warming chaffers, disposable plateware and flatware for appetizers and meal, set-up and tear down and appropriate wait staff on hand to pick up dirty plateware, replenish the buffet, etc. during the event. We do offer an option with china for an up charge.

Do you need a kitchen to prepare the food?

No.  We pride ourselves in the fact that we can literally set up anywhere with our equipment and the food is still delicious and hot. Along with our personal service and great food, this is what sets us apart from most caterers in the area.

What if I don’t like everything that is on the menu I choose?

No problem.  We can “cut and paste” from any of our menus to create a menu that accommodates your tastes and budget.

Do you provide linens?

For an additional charge we can customize your table settings to whatever you may desire.

Can you provide alcohol?

We are a fully licensed caterer including alcohol servicing. Bar packages available by request.

How far in advance to you need know about menu changes and guest count?

Menu additions or changes need to be made at least 2 weeks before your event, if not sooner.  Final guest count is also due two  weeks prior to the event.

Do you make wedding cake or charge a cut cutting fee?

We do not make wedding cakes but can provide information to you about our prefered cake design vendor – Designer Desserts. We do not charge a cake cutting fee.  See their website for further information. Designer Desserts

Can you help me find other trusted services such as a DJ, photographer, or florist?

Yes. We are first and foremost concerned with your menu and food, but we have a small and exclusive list of vendors that we literally put our stamp of approval on.  We can help you with as little or as much as you need to make your event perfect. Customizing private events is our specialty.