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 Chef Bill Overdyk and his 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 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.
Download Gateway’s Catering Menu (PDF)
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 items, pricing and policies are subject to change.
CATERING ORDER Process
You can order from our catering menu. Everything is expertly packaged and available for pickup or delivery right to your door.
How to Order: Our catering staff is available for consultation weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., or in person by appointment. We reserve the right to apply a 35% cancellation fee for orders cancelled less than 24 hours notice prior to the event.
Delivery: A $10 delivery fee will be applied 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 pickups of rental items, and are in addition to the delivery charge. Ask your catering coordinator for further details. Deliveries after 5 p.m. and on weekends are $25.
How To Pay: Payment is due in full prior to delivery. We require credit card information when you place your order; your card will be charged upon delivery. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, ATM debit cards, personal checks with photo ID and designated house charge accounts. Local sales tax will be added to all orders. Pickup orders of more than $100 require advance payment or a credit card on file.Download Gateway’s Catering Order Form
Contact Hours: 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday
GATEWAY MARKET’S EXCLUSIVE CATERING VENUES
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!
Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
Colby Park Lodge*
Copper Creek Golf Course
Des Moines Public Library (All Locations)*
Drury Inn – West Glen
FFA Enrichment Center*
Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens
Holiday Inn Express-Altoona*
Hoyt Sherman Place
Iowa State University*
John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center*
Johnston Lions Club*
Living History Farms*
Madison County Winery
Nature Lodge at Raccoon River Park*
Salisbury House & Gardens*
Science Center of Iowa
Snus Hill Winery
Sticks Art Galleries*
West End Architectural Salvage
The Wright Place*
* Denotes ability to provide bartending services at that venue.
Meet the Experts
When did you start at Gateway Market?
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 cake truffles, the Cranberry Walnut Salad and the salmon pinwheels!
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!