Gateway Market offers a unique catering experience exclusive to central Iowa. We provide delicious, made-from-scratch menu options, a global variety of beer and wine, unique floral options, professional staff and access to the top local venues. All meals are masterfully prepared by Gateway’s team of talented culinary professionals. Featuring quality ingredients and freshly baked South Union Bakery breads, Gateway Market catering is your connection to great food in Des Moines.

We specialize in every level of catering service, whether you need a boxed lunch delivery for your office or a full-scale, formal affair. Call us today to speak with one of our catering coordinators for your next event.

Wedding Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal & Baby Showers, Fundraisers, Luncheons, Birthday/Graduation/Anniversary Parties, Corporate Events, Holiday Parties, Business Meetings, Open Houses, Ribbon Cuttings, Cocktail Parties, Awards Banquets

Catering Menu (PDF)

Catering menu items, pricing and policies are subject to change.


Gateway Market is pleased to offer online ordering for your next catering event.
Order Catering Online
All pickup and delivery items are now available for online ordering. For staffed events or other catering needs please contact our team at 515-422-5108 or


24-hour cancellation notice is required to avoid 35% cancellation fee.
Delivery: $50 minimum for all delivery orders (excluding floral). $15 delivery fee for most destinations within the Des Moines metro (Mon-Fri). Additional $25 delivery fee for locations outside of the metro within a 45-mile radius. The same fees apply to pick-ups of rental items and are in addition to the delivery charge. Staffed events that are 20-30 miles from Gateway Market will incur an additional mileage fee of $50, and those 30-45 miles will incur a $100 mileage fee. Deliveries after 5 p.m. and on weekends are $25.

Payment: Payment is due in full prior to delivery. We accept all major credit cards, corporate checks, cash and Gateway Market house accounts. Personal checks are accepted with prior authorization. All pickup orders require advance payment or a credit card on file in order to pay at time of pickup.

Menu items and pricing are subject to change.

Download Gateway’s Catering Order Form

Fax: 515.422.5121
Contact Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday


Gateway Market Equipment Rental Pricing

Gateway Market Catering Contract


Check out links to the special events venues we frequently do business with in the metro area. Be sure to call us for more information on catering approval at your specific site!
The Chateau at White Oak

Civic Center of Greater Des Moines

Colby Park Lodge*

Crown Pointe*

Des Moines Art Center

Des Moines Public Library (All Locations)*

FFA Enrichment Center* EnrichmentCtrLogo

Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens

Holiday Inn Express-Altoona*

Hoyt Sherman Place

Iowa State University*

ISU Alumni Center*

John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center*

Jasper Winery

Johnston Lions Club*

Keller Brick Barn*

Living History Farms*

Madison County Winery

Nature Lodge at Raccoon River Park*

Red Acre Barn

Reiman Gardens*

Salisbury House & Gardens*

Scottish Rite*

Simpson Barn*

Snus Hill Winery

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center

Summerset Winery

Sunset Ridge Barn

West End Architectural Salvage

The Wright Place*

* Denotes ability to provide bartending services at that venue.

Meet the Experts

Kelly Crosby

Kelly Crosby

Catering Director

Phone: 515-422-5111


When did you start at Gateway Market?
July 2011

What are your hobbies?
I enjoy attending group fitness classes, reading magazines, binge-watching TV series on Netflix and Hulu and enjoying all the great entertainment options in Des Moines (Science Center, Farmers’ Market, bike trails, various community festivals and parades, Jordan Creek Mall, Botanical Gardens, the Riverwalk, etc.) with my husband and two daughters.

Why do you recommend people shop local?
People should shop local so the money they are spending gets reinvested right here in their own community.

What’s the best dish you’ve had at an event?
My favorites from Gateway Market would be our delightful triple chocolate cookie, the Cranberry Walnut Salad and ratatouille!

What is one piece of advice you have for someone who is catering an event or get-together?
Whenever possible, try to get RSVPs! And always have a plan for inclement weather when planning outdoor events. We live in Iowa, you never know what the weather will be like!