Dorsey's Locker Expands Catering Services to Include Oakland Parks and Recreation Facilities

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Dorsey's Locker in Oakland, California announces that it has been selected as an approved caterer for Oakland Parks and Recreation facilities following a seven month highly competitive Request for Proposal vendor selection process.

Dorsey's Locker, an authentic soul food restaurant in Oakland, recently announced that they have been selected as an approved caterer for Oakland Parks and Recreation facilities, including the Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estates, Jack London Aquatic Center, Joaquin Miller Community Center, Lake Merritt Sailboat House, Lakeside Park Garden Center, Leona Lodge and Sequoia Lodge.

Dorsey's Locker was selected following years of experience catering for some of the most well-known events and venues in Oakland, including repass meals for the Yancy Johnson, Saterfield and Simpkin families, meals for Best Buy employees during Black Tuesday Sale, Alamdeda County Transit Board of Directors Board Meetings, University of California Berkeley, Albany High School Hall of Fame Dinner, Foothill College Harambee Graduation Celebration, San Jose City College's Annual Brother to Brother Men's Conference Luncheon, the Martin Luther King Luncheon at Foothill College, the Holiday Splendor Dinner for Oakland Housing Authority and many other local events.

"I believe our selection as an approved caterer for Oakland Parks and Recreation provides the public with an option for delicious southern cooking at prices that are reasonable, professionally prepared and elegantly presented," said Donald Dorsey, owner of Dorsey's Locker. "These public venues host a wide variety of events, including wedding receptions, festivals, business meetings, corporate retreats (including conferences, seminars, and business meetings), private parties, special events, quinceañeras, and much more."

Customer favorites from Dorsey's Locker's catering menu include Braised Boneless Short Ribs of Beef, Baked, Fried, Smothered or Barbequed Chicken and Ribs, Baked Pork Chops, Turkey Wings, Catfish and Red Snapper Fillets, Macaroni & Cheese, Corn & Okra, Cabbage, Collard Greens, Yams, Black Eyed Peas, Red Beans, Potato Salad, Mashed Potatoes, cornbread dressing, Peach Cobbler, Sweet Potato Pie, Banana Pudding, Red Velvet Cake, and many other delicious choices.

"Our catering service truly does showcase Southern cooking at its finest," continued Mr. Dorsey. "Our recipe for success is treasured Dorsey family recipes + fresh ingredients, slow cooking and seasonings = Dorsey's healthy nutritious and delicious soul food!" For more information about the quality catering services that Dorsey's Locker provides, including a complete menu, visit the catering page on

The Dorsey family's tradition of serving authentic soul food in Oakland began in 1941, when Henry & Wilma Dorsey opened their family restaurant in West Oakland on 18th & Market, supported by a close knit family. The business relocated in 1956 to Bosn's Locker on Shattuck Avenue where a cocktail lounge was added to the Restaurant under the supervision of Clarence Dorsey, with the assistance of brothers, Tom, Armstead & Jack Dorsey. Three years later another brother, Martin Luther, who followed their father's career path as an educator in Texas, came to Oakland and personally hand built the existing bar at "The Locker". Henry & Wilma continued to provide appetizing "Texas Style" soul food, until Henry's death and Dorsey's Bosn Locker was sold in 1986. However, in 1996 the next generation of Dorsey's reclaimed its legacy by forming Dorsey & Associates, Inc., to continue the business as Dorsey's Locker. For more information visit their website at

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