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Private Events

Happy Girl Kitchen is a perfect place to throw your next party!  The entire place is yours for the evening no matter what size group you have.  Our staff is professional and friendly and we have everything that you need!  Below is some information your options and you can find reviews on the bottom of the page.

Space rental – the place is yours!

Up to 15 people      $160 up to 3 hours       $50/hour after that

15-30 people         $220 up to 3 hours        $50/hour after that

30-55 people         $300. up to 3 hours      $50/hour after that



Happy Girl has a variety of ways that food can be presented at your party!  We provide food that is delicious and is always sourced from local organic farms and made from scratch.  We are happy to say that everyone is very satisfied at the end of the night and the food creates a strong memory.  We regularly do bus tour dinners, where out of town guests on a bus tour stop at Happy Girl for dinner.  These are filled with people from around the world and each one of them are always won over by our food and environment.

Small bites

Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages        $20 per person

Dessert available at an extra cost

Buffet style

Buffet style dinner with appetizer, drinks and dessert. $30 per person

Family style

4 course dinner including dessert and drinks.   $45 per person.

6 course dinner including dessert and drinks. $55 per person.   (space rental reduced to $100 if you have over 45 people).

Sample menus

These are some sample menus for the above options.  All of the food is seasonally dependent and so the menu can vary due to availability from the local farms.  We are open to other ideas as well if you have your heart set on something else.  Also, dietary needs can be taken into consideration and we can provide substitutions.

Small bites:

Hummus and veggies, crackers and cheese and membrillo, pickles, quineoa salad with seasonal, roasted vegetables and crostini with goat cheese, sundried tomatoes and arugula.

Buffet style:

Pickles and cheese, polenta lasagna and/or noodle lasagna with seasonal vegetables and house made sauce. Seasonal salad and garlic bread.


Pickles and cheese. Chickpea and quineoa with seasonal vegetables and yogurt sauce. Salad and hummus with pita and olives.


Pickles and cheese. Fiesta dish with black beans, rice and roasted seasonal vegetables with melted cheese and sour cream. Served with a seasonal salad and house made toasted chips and guacamole.



Pickles + Cheese + crackers

Rutabaga + carrots + brussel sprouts + persimmon + pomegranate salad


Risotto + butternut squash + truffle

Brocollini + mashed potatoes




House made pickles

Membrillo + Toma Cheese + crackers

Mandarins + beets + black garbanzos


Flagolet shelling beans + dry farmed tomatoes + brussell sprouts

Nettle + mushroom risotto

Roasted and stuffed honeynut squash + kale pesto

Farmstand cover crop salad




There are many options for dessert. We can do cookie trays and cupcakes for the buffet events. For the dinners dessert is usually more complicated and creative and is served with Blue Bottle coffee.



We serve house made lavender lemonade, jasmine iced tea and a selection from our shrub bar for great mocktails. We can serve wine at the dinner events for an extra charge.


 What people are saying:

"After many delicious breakfast trips (I always ask her to stop and pick me up some jams when she’s in Pacific Grove), my wife and I decided to have our rehearsal dinner at Happy Girl Kitchen. Everything was absolutely delicious and filling. Two years later, our friends and family still talk about how good the whole night was, especially the food - even my father, an obligate carnivore who normally wouldn’t be caught eating an all-vegetarian meal. The atmosphere was cozy yet comfortable, the music was great, and the service was impeccable. Jordan made us feel like family, and it was the perfect venue for the day before our special day! Working with Happy Girl Kitchen was the least stressful part about planning our wedding - Jordan was always prompt in getting back to us and worked with us to make sure everything was awesome - she even arranged for a great DJ to play records throughout the evening.

Matt Hartwell and Amanda Hallberg"





Space rental includes rental of the space only.   You will have use of the space and there will be enough tables and chairs for your guests.   This rental does not include usage of the kitchen and dishes and the rest of the facility.   Other needs can be negotiated individually.


Happy Girl Kitchen is a vegetarian facility and food brought in should also be vegetarian due to contamination issues.