Local, farm-fresh, and delicious coming to Filoli’s Quail Café by Epicurean Group this month

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Woodside, CA, January 20, 2022– Filoli is a nationally recognized Bay Area historic landmark with 16 acres of formal gardens, a 54,000 square foot Georgian Revival style mansion, over 600 acres of protected Peninsula watershed. With all that ground to cover, their visitors are sure to need refreshments. This winter, Filoli is opening the Quail Café with a brand new partner in culinary ventures; Epicurean Group.

“We are so excited to bring a new partner in to enhance the experience at Filoli” Says CEO Kara Newport. “Epicurean Group will be a key part of any visit to Filoli with their role in the Quail Café and we also look forward to creating new exclusive dining experiences together.” Newport says that in 2023 Filoli visitors can look forward to fresh food prepared on site, more pop-up beverage and snack service in the Garden to grab-and-go, and special events that offer gourmet experiences.

Epicurean Group is a local food service management company that is dedicated to sustainable dining. An independent, woman-and-minority-owned business, Epicurean Group is dedicated to environmentally and socially responsible food service management practices. They are passionate about healthy, fresh food—and strive to deliver an incomparable dining experience. Their primary goal is to make people happy—through fresh food, beautifully prepared and served with care with each meal, snack, or beverage.

In line with Filoli’s values, Epicurean Group operates on the principles of high quality, integrity, and sustainability. Their practices support the community and encourage the growth of regional organic farms and sustainable food supplies with a commitment to managing, measuring, and improving sustainable practices in food service production, supply chain, and partnerships. At Filoli, Epicurean Group also looks forward to using fresh produce sourced directly from the garden, perfectly in concert with Filoli’s recently renovated Vegetable Garden.

Filoli’s Quail Café is open daily and Epicurean is currently serving a grab-and-go menu of seasonal savories, sweets, hot beverages, along with beer and wine out of the Visitor Center while renovations are taking place in the Quail Café proper. The renovated Quail Café is scheduled to reopen on February 6, 2023. Newport says that Filoli staff will keep their guests updated regularly on their website, social media, and e-news.

Filoli Hours & Admission
January 9th – Feb 5, 2023, Quail Café Hours (during the renovation)
Monday to Friday: 11am to 3pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 4pm

February 6, 2023 onward
Monday to Sunday: 10am – 4:30pm

Filoli is open every day from 10am-5pm. Buying tickets online is recommended at and sell-outs are expected during peak seasons and special events.

About Filoli
Filoli is a vibrant landscape of the Bay Area, situated on the unceded ancestral lands of the Ramaytush Ohlone, in Woodside, California. The estate boasts 654 acres of beauty nestled along the slopes of California’s coastal range. Originally built as a private residence in 1917, Filoli was opened to the public in 1975 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The property is considered one of the finest remaining country estates of the 20th century, featuring a 54,000+ square-foot Georgian revival-style mansion, 16 acres of exquisite English Renaissance gardens, a 6.8-acre Gentleman’s Orchard, and hundreds of acres of Natural Lands with 5 distinct ecosystems and a 1-mile Estate Trail. Filoli is dedicated to connecting our rich history with a vibrant future through beauty, nature and shared stories, so that one day all people will honor nature, value unique experiences, and appreciate beauty in everyday life. For more information about Filoli, visit

About Epicurean Group
Epicurean Group is a contract Food Service Management Company that is headquartered in Northern California and is dedicated to sustainable dining. We specialize in corporate and campus restaurants, fine arts dining, and distinctive community dining, and we provide exceptional catering services for discerning customers.

We hold our values above all else, and we’re committed to managing, measuring, and improving sustainable practices in our food service production, supply chain, and partnerships.

We are proud to foster a diverse community of employees who are committed to excellence, who take responsibility for their actions, and who make positive changes. We exceed customer expectations by creating an open, welcoming dining experience. Our primary goal is to make people happy—through fresh food, beautifully prepared and served with care.
Our people are the heart of our company, and that group doesn’t stop at our employees. We also build partnerships with farmers and artisans, creating a food system and network of fresh, honest, locally grown, and organic foods. Our guests benefit from these strong ties and enjoy the freshest, most nutrient-rich food.

We are delighted to share that we have received various environmental and management awards and recognition. Among them are the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA), California Green Business Certification, repeated appearances on the Food Management Top 50 Contract Management Companies list, inclusion on the CIOCoverage 10 Most Innovative Food Service Management Companies to Watch, and many more. For more information about Epicurean Group, visit

Dani Hielscher, Marketing Manager
86 Cañada Road
Woodside, CA 94062
(650) 364-8300 ext. 235