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Tarpy's Roadhouse Catering

Wedding Caterer
Main Office Location:
2999 Monterey-Salinas Highway
Monterey, California 93940
Contact: Alethea Cusimano
Phone: 831/655-2999
Service Area:

Monterey and Carmel Area. Will travel.

Services Offered

Tarpy’s menus feature what they call “Creative American Country Cuisine.” According to their many fans, that translates as “really great food,” (and hearty portions, too!)  Unpretentious yet satisfying, these down-home dishes also exhibit a distinctive Monterey-style culinary flair. And you’ll be delighted at the wide range of offerings, including pleasing interpretations of traditional meat, poultry and seafood as well as delicious vegetarian entrees and sides. You’ll also have plenty of flexibility in mixing and matching your favorites into a personalized menu.

Without exception, their staff, from coordinators to servers, are attentive, professional, genuine and organized. Brides and grooms really appreciate the calming influence of the banquet managers, who can also assist with all aspects of your wedding planning, including location scouting, contracting other vendors—even guest lodging.  Which means less stress for you!

Services include:

  • Full-service off-site or on-site catering.
  • Event Concierge Service, including location and vendor sourcing.
  • Menu packages range from $22 to $48 per person.
  • A la carte services available.
  • Cocktails and Wine options.

Questions and Answers

Answered by Alethea Cusimano, Banquet and Catering Manager

What 3 words best describe your work?

Attentive, detailed, organized.

Tell us about your company name.

The name Tarpy’s Roadhouse comes from a local legend named Matt Tarpy who immigrated from Ireland in 1851. He became a community leader, defending the land and property of his neighbors where the law was unable to help. The area where he was involved in a gunfight become known as “Tarpy Flats,” which is where Tarpy’s Roadhouse now stands.

Why should someone hire you?

Because we take ownership of our work. We’re personally invested in every wedding we help plan and we will work tirelessly to ensure that you do as little as possible and are able to enjoy your special day.

What is the best advice you give a couple when planning their wedding?

Be in the moment. Someone gave me that advice when I was planning my own wedding and it helped me tremendously. Wedding planning itself is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so enjoy it! Know that there will be stressful moments and hiccups, and chances are good that not everything will go perfectly—but if you stop to reflect on the blessings you have with the person you love, surrounded by your friends and family, you will have a wonderful time.

If you could have any superpower on the job, what would it be?

The ability to freeze time. Sometimes it seems that all you need is a little more time.

What's your favorite quote?

“Simplicity is the essence of happiness.”

About This Company

Everyone in Monterey (and plenty of tourists!) know and love Tarpy’s Roadhouse, the iconic eatery set in an historic stone building. But many are pleasantly surprised to learn that Tarpy’s also takes their expertise on the road, which means you can enjoy Tarpy’s Roadhouse meals wherever you’re celebrating.

The gals at Here Comes The Guide confess to having a special place in our hearts for the Tarpy’s catering team—we’ve used them ourselves on several occasions, and were impressed all the way from enticing appetizers to decadent desserts; but it was their efficient and thoughtful service that really endeared them to us.

Whether you’re planning a wedding reception to remember or a corporate get-together, Tarpy’s Roadhouse Catering will take great care of you and your guests…all at a value that’s hard to beat.

Tarpy's Roadhouse Catering Covers These Areas:

  • Central California
  • Northern California
    • Monterey and Carmel
    • Santa Cruz
  • And other areas by special arrangement.
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This is a list of the areas that Tarpy's Roadhouse Catering normally serves. However, be sure to ask them if they'll be able to work at your particular location.

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