Catering

Zia is proud to expand our professional services & contemporary Southwestern cuisine beyond our West Asheville location’s doors; offering catering for anything from casual drop offs to full service formal occasions.  We use all natural, fresh ingredients including certified Hatch Chiles sent directly from the state of New Mexico when skillfully preparing our dishes.  Allow us to make your next occasion memorable yet effortless with our catering expertise.

View or download our current Catering Menu (PDF), or scroll down for further information, our General Catering Pricing Customer Guide, and more pictures. Bridal suite food & wine packages are available, and the Zia Food Truck is available for private event rental. Please contact the appropriate catering specialist below for further information.

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General Catering Pricing Customer guide

Download our General Catering Pricing Customer Guide shown below for printing, sharing over email, or offline use. 

Delivery, Catering 2Go & Full-Service 

We offer 3 types of catering, described below.

For Delivery or Catering 2Go, contact Robert Tipsword at catering@ziataco.com or 828-200-5038

For Full Service, contact Marshall Gaskill at marshall@ziataco.com or 803-609-3111

Delivery

 A simple transfer of food at address agreed on. Standard delivery times are between 8am-9pm Monday-Sunday. Delivery charges are based on location. Delivery fee is $15 for locations within 8 miles of our restaurant in West Asheville. $1.20 for each additional mile beyond 8 miles from restaurant location. (Zia address: 521 Haywood Rd Asheville, NC 28806

Catering 2Go

Delivery & setup. Let us set up your event with our years of expertise, allowing you to enjoy the party or office meeting stress-free. Buffet setup includes all necessities. Server leaves after setup is complete. Cost of delivery & set up in city of Asheville is $25. 

Full Service

Coordination of event’s details, delivery, set up, service, & break down by Zia catering crew.

Packaging Information 

All orders will be presented in aluminum or to-go boxes and upgrade options are listed below. 

Chafing Dish Presentation: 

Featuring our easy to use & extremely safe nonflammable recyclable chafing dish $10/each 

Steel Framed Disposable Chafing dish for longer food heating time 

Customer Flatware, Plates, & Napkin Packages (Please choose one): 

  • Basic package includes 100% recyclable flatware, plates, & recycled paper napkins- $.50/guest 

  • Bronze Package consists of highly renewable & compostable resources. Includes plates, flatware, & unbleached paper napkins - $.75/guest 

  • Gold Package This attractive set includes bamboo made plates, silver recyclable flatware, & unbleached napkins - $1.50 and up/guest

Full Service Catered Events

  • For full service catered events, Zia Taqueria will provide our in-house serving equipment which consists of chaffers, serving vessels/ platters & serving utensils. Also included are black table linens & aesthetics. There will be a 15% charge of the total food & beverage amount added to the final invoice, which covers the event coordinator, transportation charges incurred for the event, & equipment maintenance. 

  • All events in which we provide coordination with a third-party rental vendor will have a 20% upcharge from our supplier’s price. 

  • Service Staff & Pricing: Time charged begins when staff leave Zia Taqueria for the event. All full-service events require our Catering Captain at $30/hour. Events over 20 guests will require additional serving staff at $20/hour. Additional servers are required for each additional 30 guests. Staff requirements will be discussed with the event coordinator & can vary depending on needs of event. On site chefs are available & billed at $100/event.

Drinks & Beverages

Beer & Wine (for full-service events)

The bar service package by law requires the use of our staff to serve the alcohol that you’ve purchased from our establishment the day of the event. Mixers & drink garnishes can be purchased for $3.95/guest. 

Nonalcoholic Beverage Services: $2.25/guest 

  • Cold Beverage Package includes choice of two: sweet tea, unsweet tea, or house mint lemonade 

  • Hot Beverage Package includes choice of locally roasted Pennycup coffee (decaf available upon request), or hot tea selection.

Both packages include lemons, creamer (for hot beverages), stir sticks, disposable cups, sugar, & sugar substitutes. Zia will provide beverage dispensers, table with linens, clean ice, & house filtered water. Glassware available upon request. 

Waste Disposal 

We can recycle and compost everything for you and take it when we leave. Cost of this service is dependent on the size of party and location of event.

Packages and Special Events

Catering events with a value of $800 or more require a signed contract which will be completed with our catering specialist.

Bridal suite food & wine packages available!

Zia Food Truck available for private event rental!

Please contact Marshall Gaskill at marshall@ziataco.com or 803-609-3111 with any special requests or for event specific details.