Tangerine is honored to be the exclusive caterer and manager of “The Big Room” at Mainframe Studios

Convenienty located in downtown Des Moines at 900 Keosauqua Way, this window lined, contemporary space accomodates 250+ seated guests and 400+ standing for any type of event. Please contact us for more information, rates or a tour of the space.

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Tangerine has relationships and experience with numerous venues across the Des Moines/Central Iowa region.

The Tangerine Food Company offers outstanding catering services to the Des Moines community. We strive to make your event special and memorable.


Our food is freshly prepared and sourced locally from farmers markets and community producers. Your event will be special from the first delicious cocktail to the last bite of sumptuous dessert.


Cherry and Susan share a passion for fresh food, well-prepared and beautifully displayed. They have been preparing food together socially and professionally for almost two decades.

Cherry Madole

Cherry, co-owner and chef, graduated with honors from New York Citys Institute of Culinary Arts Pastry and Baking program. She worked in the pastry kitchen of Cafe Bouloud NYC. She was a pastry chef at The Champions Club in Omaha, Nebraska. In Des Moines, she worked several years as a personal chef to many wonderful families.

Christopher Bottorff-Nichols

Iowa local, Christopher Bottorff-Nichols was raised in Waterloo, working for great restaurants such as Verona and Park Place. After high school he attended culinary school at Kendall College in Chicago. He continued his education working for Dinner Lab, a pop up dinner concept company based out of New Orleans. Through Dinner Lab, he worked in many exciting cities but returned Des Moines to produce the same amazing food and expand the local culinary scene. Chef Christopher (Chip) managed the kitchen at Proof restaurant in Des Moines from 2014 through 2016. Throughout his first year at Tangerine, Chris has made himself at home bringing his fabulous flair and skill to the table.

Susan Madorsky

Susan, co-owner and chef, is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. She began her culinary career in Portland, Oregon. She trained under Jim Dodge at The Stanford Court in San Francisco, California. She was the assistant pastry chef at The Willard Hotel in Washington, DC and the pastry chef at The Chevy Chase Club in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Since living in Iowa she has been an adjunct instructor of Advanced Baking in the DMACC Culinary Program.


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  • 900 Keosauqua Way
    Suite 131
    Des Moines, IA 50309

    (515) 720-7510