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For over 50 years, Chelo's has built a solid reputation based on the quality food and excellent service we provide to our guests. Whether you are planning a baby shower, an elegant wedding, a business meeting or corporate event, our professional staff will make your occasion memorable.

Our revamped menu truly sets us apart from the competition, offering you the most impressive meal for your money. We offer a wide variety of dining options, ranging from a continental breakfast to an extensive buffet or an elegant sit down affair. All menus can be provided either at one of our six banquet locations or in the comfort and privacy of your own home or office!

Your party planning professional can assist you with any added touches that can make your event sparkle. Tents, specialty linens, specialty chairs, décor, floral, etc. We can make all the necessary arrangements for you - hassle and worry free.

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Set Up
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Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception

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Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres

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Gluten Free

What bar services do you provide?

Champagne Toast
Signature Drink
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Reviews of Chelo's Banquets & Catering

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99% recommend it
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Sarah M. Sent on 01/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best decision ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Choosing Chelo’s was an absolute no brainer – and one of the best and easiest decisions when searching for our caterer. Their menu options, pricing, and most important – quality of food and service are unmatched. Working with Summer was an absolute pleasure. She answered ALL of my hundreds of questions, suggestions, and ideas with enthusiasm, thoughtfulness, and expertise. Summer and Chef Mark worked with us on customizing a menu that was uniquely us. We really wanted to incorporate some cultural elements into our big day. We set up a signature appetizer display to honor my husband’s Guatemalan heritage, and my Irish heritage. They adapted their ceviche appetizer to be made more authentically Guatemalan style and displayed those opposite some delicious Corned Beef Rueben sliders. They let us customize the late night French fry station to be upgraded to our favorite variety of fried potato - which is Tater Tots! It was hit with all of our guests. Everyone is still RAVING about how delicious the food was at our wedding. Their entire banquet and bar staff were professional, personable, and efficient. Summer and her team exceeded our expectations, and I am so happy that they were such an integral part of our special day.
Eva P. Sent on 11/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Chelo’s Blew Us Away

Summer and the Chelos team blew us away! After our venue dropped the news about eight months out that they would no longer provide catering, we scrambled to find a vendor that would still be available for our labor day weekend wedding. Not only was Chelos available, they had the largest menu selections to choose from and were most reasonably priced. Summer was the most responsive and accommodating vendor we worked with, answering our countless questions and concerns. Living on the west coast meant we couldn’t attend a tasting, so we had family members pick up our menu selections to bring home and taste for themselves. The cocktail hour stations were beautiful and plentiful. Dinner was above and beyond delicious, having the leftovers of the handful of dreaded no-shows was an excellent consolation prize. They went above and beyond expectation, we couldn’t be more pleased. We highly recommend them for your next event, big or small.
Olivia P. Sent on 05/04/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Summer and Chelo’s completed our wedding

I can’t speak highly enough of this catering company and their coordinator Summer Murphy. We got married at the towers in Narragansett on 5/1/21 after a postponed November wedding. Throughout the chaos of Covid wedding planning Summer was in constant communication with me basically acting as a stand in wedding planner that I didn’t have. She constantly kept me up to date on info and made things happen for me. We could not have had the beautiful wedding we had without her. The food from Chelo’s was also top notch. Everyone raved about the filet and the pasta dish as well as the hors d'oeuvres. We couldn’t have picked a better catering company for our event.
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Everything Events Everything Events Wedding Planners

Wonderful food and excellent service! So great to work with, always one of our topic picks for catering.

Rhode Island Rentals Rhode Island Rentals Wedding Rentals

Your local favorite gone wild. Everyone in Rhode Island knows "Chelo's". Lori Zapata has taken a local favorite to a whole new level. She & her staff have taken it "on the road" & can cater your event where ever you want to be. From a Newport Mansion to a NASCAR party in your back yard She can handle it. Trust Me..

Sweet Streams Chocolate Fountains Sweet Streams Chocolate Fountains Wedding Cakes

We've often worked with Chelo's catering and every time Lori and her staff do a remarkable job! The food preparation, quality, display, and service are exceptional! They have a beautiful waterfront location too!!! I recommend calling Lori for your next special event! Alan R-- Sweet Streams Chocolate Fountains.


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