Tornino’s Passes the Torch to The Painted Table
The Painted Table is moving into Tornino’s Banquets, the finest of all venues in Fresno, and is taking reservations for 2021 and beyond.
FRESNO, Calif., Jan. 12, 2020 — From our beginnings in the Central Valley, The Painted Table’s sumptuous cuisine and elevated service grew out of family connections. We have enjoyed being located within the heart of Fresno’s Tower District for over a decade. And now, we’re taking our family to a new home, bringing our high standards of award-winning cuisine and service to a new location!
We’re moving into the finest of all banquet venues in the Central Valley—Tornino’s Banquets, located at 5080 North Blackstone Avenue in Fresno.
Tornino’s was founded 40 years ago when two close friends, Chester “Chet” Torcaso and Pete Vagnino, partnered on a vision to bring high-quality banquets to the Central San Joaquin Valley. Chet dreamed of opening a premier banquet facility, and Pete needed a new business interest following his retirement from American Beauty.
In 1981, the dream became a reality. Tornino’s opened its doors and from the beginning was built around family. Since their passing, Chet’s son Michael Torcaso and Pete’s daughter Catherine “Kitty” Thompson grew Tornino’s into a Fresno icon and home to some of the most prominent events in the Central Valley.
The Torcaso and Thompson families are passing the torch of family traditions along to us, and we could not be prouder. Join us in our magnificent new location to host your intimate casual gathering for 50 guests, the wedding of your dreams for 500, and everything in between. For awards presentations and staged performances, we can even accommodate up to 800 guests in theatre-style seating! Finally, experience a stunning venue that comes with the quintessential Painted Table catering and event design at your service! We’ll consider every nuance of your celebration theme, interweaving every detail, from imaginative, elegant décor and tablescapes to stellar musicians and entertainers.
Use our new home as your blank canvas, where we magically transform your event visions into reality. The same great Painted Table team you know, and love will be there, and we’re taking reservations for the New Year and beyond at (559) 443-7199. See the possibilities for yourself—Schedule a tour of our three gorgeous banquet rooms. The blueprint for your exciting event and menu plans awaits.
Custom menu development takes center stage as Chefs Rodney and Jeromie Hanson pull out all the stops to feature edible delights sourced from our rich agricultural region with sophistication and flair. Our chef’s roots are steeped in years of experience intermingling the local flavors of the Central Valley to delight and amaze you and your guests.
Chef Rodney’s passion for showcasing local produce and ingredients was kindled at a young age, as he hails from a family of Central Valley almond and grape growers. Chef Jeromie joined forces with Chef Rodney in Visalia to open Magical Cakes. Together, they combined their well-honed talents and opened The Painted Table in 2007 to thrill all of your dining guests’ senses —From exotic flavors, to stunning presentation, to fun entertainment to surprise and amaze. The Painted Table rose to national acclaim as the only catering company in the Central Valley to be inducted into the Leading Caterers of America. Our international honors include the Catie Award for Best Signature Caterer from the International Catering Association.
Are you looking forward to the bright days of 2021 to schedule your special event? The Painted Table continues to provide one-of-a-kind delectable pleasures for any event under the sun, now in our brand new location! Drop us a line or give us a call at (559) 443-7199 to treat your guests to the best of catering and event design inside best of venues in Fresno.