In 2007, Colin and MaryBeth Smith opened Roundabout Bistro in the Somersett area (which is where the name came from), and it quickly became a locals’ favorite. The Bistro expanded to include a market with a burger bar, where patrons could purchase locally grown fresh produce and other locally-sourced products.
In 2011, the Bistro closed so that Roundabout Catering & Party Rentals could focus on the catering and event planning business. The business quickly moved from a home kitchen to a comprehensive catering facility featuring a large industrial kitchen, a fleet of delivery trucks, a full-sized food truck and a warehouse of party rental equipment. The team services several schools with a school lunch program, and also operates Roundabout Meal Prep out of the catering facility.
From 2016-2020, the Smiths operated Roundabout Grill inside The Whitney Peak Hotel in the heart of downtown Reno. Chef Colin’s inspired and fun approach to comfort food with a twist came to life in one of the most beautiful restaurant spaces in the city.
Chef Colin is the consulting chef for 14 Escape Lounges in airports across the U.S., including the one at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The Catering team also services the National Automobile Museum, North Tahoe Event Center, Rancharrah and The Elm Estate and manages food services onsite at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center. Roundabout Catering operates the concession stand inside of Reno Ice Area.
In 2018, the Smiths acquired Tannenbaum Events Center, a beautiful venue nestled among towering pines and drifting clouds on Mt. Rose Highway. Tannenbaum’s versatile space allows guests to customize an event – the way it was meant to be envisioned.
In 2022, Roundabout partnered with the Nevada Museum of Art to operate the Cafe. The Smiths then acquired a restaurant in downtown Reno and opened Smith and River in the summer, an American Bistro located on the Truckee River in Reno’s vibrant Riverwalk district.
Whether you need expert planning, catering or party rentals for a business event, retirement party or elegant wedding, Roundabout Catering & Party Rentals is ready to make your event the most memorable engagement possible.