Artisan Foods Catering FAQ

Artisan Foods has been the Temple’s in-house catering partner since January 1, 2019. Anyone interested in booking an event will begin the planning process by speaking with the in-house catering manager. If you prefer to not use Artisan Foods as your caterer, you can use our other approved caterer Chez GourmetHere are answers to some common questions:

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Temple Beth El and Artisan Foods will honor any contracts that have been signed prior to October 1, 2018, so nothing will change for you.

No. If you have a Saturday morning service, you are not required to have your child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah party at Temple Beth El. However, if you would like a Saturday evening Havdalah Bar/Bat Mitzvah service, then you must have your Saturday evening party at Beth El using one of the approved caterers.

No. If you do not want to use Artisan Foods, you may also use Chez Gourmet.

No.  In order to maintain the Temple’s high quality standards, only these two companies are approved to cater events at Temple Beth El for our members.

If you select Artisan Foods to cater your event, the facility rental fee is waived. If you select Chez Gourmet or TooJay’s, a facility rental will apply, payable to Artisan.

Facility rental fees vary depending on the day of the week, the time of day, and the room(s) you wish to reserve.  The facility rental fee schedule is substantially similar to what the Temple currently charges its members to rent banquet rooms.

Artisan Foods is incurring substantial expenses under this new arrangement.  Artisan is contributing to the Temple’s costs for expenses such as utilities, trash pick-up, pest control, natural gas and cleaning.  Artisan is also participating financially in the renovations to the Social Hall and Atrium enhancements.  They, Artisan, are also assuming operation, maintenance and repair responsibility for all of the commercial food service and storage equipment in the catering kitchen.  Chez Gourmet and TooJay’s are not contributing to any of these expenses.  The facility rental fees payable to Artisan help defray these capital and operation and maintenance expenses.

No.  All Bar/Bat Mitzvah services will occur at the Schaefer Family Campus. But you can have your Bar/Bat Mitzvah party at the Beck Family Campus.

Yes. However, non-members must utilize Artisan Foods for their catering needs.

First contact Artisan Foods.  They will walk you through the room reservation and party planning process.

No.  However, certain restrictions apply.  Please contact  Sharon Stern or Rita Diamond for details.

No. Due to liability and licensing issues, the provision and serving of alcoholic beverages must be arranged through one of the approved caterers.

Please contact Sharon Stern at 561-391-8900.  If you would like to speak to someone at Artisan Foods about an event after January 1, 2019, please contact Brad Friedman at 954-983-5338.