Our Story


Catering at the Zoo is a full-service catering facility focused on organizing and executing spectacular events in a one-of-a-kind setting. From our talented kitchen staff to our experienced event coordinators, the catering team makes each special occasion one to remember. Over the last 14 years, we have arranged countless get-togethers ranging from wedding receptions to private parties, corporate meetings to company picnics – and everything in between!

Catering with a Cause

We are a subsidiary of Friends of the Zoo, a non-profit organization created to support the zoo. You can feel good knowing that your event directly benefits animal care and conservation at the zoo.

Whether you’re planning an extravagant reception or a fun, casual picnic, our flexible indoor/outdoor events spaces and a la carte menu make it easy to turn your vision into reality. Contact us today and let us plan an event your guests will never forget.

To contact us, please click here,
or call our direct line at (315) 726-0707.

Meet the Catering at the Zoo Team

Julie Briggs Events Manager

Julie Briggs

Events Manager
“I might be biased, but I think the zoo is a fantastic place to hold an event. We have all the amenities you would expect plus your guests can feel good knowing that your event is helping our animals – how cool is that?”

Brittany Waszkiewicz

Event Coordinator
"As someone who has both a passion for animals and event planning, this is a dream job. I take great pride in providing the highest quality events for each and every client. It’s an added bonus knowing our profits directly benefit the animals at Rosamond Gifford Zoo.”

Mary Galek

Event Associate
“I am so excited to take on this new role with the catering team and I look forward to working with such a great group of people.”