Duana B | Corporate Event

Dr. Quiauna Scott and Emery Unified School District would like to thank the Plank staff for all of their hard work in making sure our event went smoothly.  All of the Plank staff were so nice and helpful. We appreciate all of you and we shall see you next time!

Celine M | Corporate Event

It was a fabulous event – thanks to all on your staff that was integral to its success. Have a great week

Yvette C | Corporate Event

Thanks, Leigh, you made it so easy for us!  Also, I just wanted to give huge thanks to Del.  She was really incredible and handled everything so perfectly the day of.  It was pretty seamless because of her!

We really can’t thank you and your team enough!


Shafin Q. | Corporate Team Event


We had an excellent event. The feedback has been super positive, and we cannot thank your team enough.
Really want to recognize Leigh for being so professional during the planning process, and Asia for working so hard to make our night smooth. We look forward to more events at Plank in the future!

Melanie L | Corporate Team Building Event

Good morning Angelica,

Thank you for this follow-up. Our group had a great time. I have received very positive feedback from my leadership team that was there to participate. Leigh was such a pleasure to work with in the planning which made for a very pleasant experience. She was so helpful and responsive, making it very easy for me. I will be booking more events in the future.






Debbie P | Corporate Event

Hi Angelica.

This was my second event at the Oakland Plank and everything went extremely well.  It was fantastic to work with Leigh Fike.  Thanks for your follow-up.

Celeste S. | Corporate Event

We had the best night! Thank you for taking care of us through the years. 😉

You’re the best.

You seriously are so appreciated and I’m happy to have worked with you!
The staff was on point and the food was de-lish!  Thanks again! Until next time!

Barbara J | Bar Mitzvah


Thank you so much to you and the incredible team that was there on Saturday! We really appreciate that you were there for a few hours to make sure everything got going smoothly, and Asia, Del, and the rest of the team were SPECTACULAR! Everything went off without a hitch, and we so appreciate the attentiveness and professionalism that everyone on the team showed. The food was delicious and everyone at the party really enjoyed themselves, in large part to how hard your team worked.
It was a very special and fun afternoon, and we can’t thank you enough! We hope to see you again, and we will DEFINITELY be recommending Plank to anyone we know looking for an incredible event space for their parties and gatherings!

Luke P. | Holiday Corporate Event

Big thanks and happy holidays to you and the Plank team, our team had a blast!!



Julie R. | Corporate Event

Thank you so much for hosting us. Our two servers were amazing — so friendly and helpful!  All went great and we’d definitely recommend to others and throw a future event here.

Jacq | J Corporate Event

It was so great working with you and Leigh. We received nothing but positive feedback from our teams, and we can’t wait until our next event!

Tamar F. | Mitzvah

Thank YOU!

The party was perfect. The staff were absolutely fantastic. Everyone loved all the activities. So many people said it was the best bar mitzvah party they’d ever been to.

If anyone else is thinking about hosting a bar or bat mitzvah party at Plank and would like a reference or talk with another parent who’s done so, please feel free to reach out. I’d be happy to share just how wonderful our experience was.

We really couldn’t be happier.  Thank you for everything!

Jordan W. | Corporate Event

Hi Leigh!!

Just wanted to reach out and say thank you so much for everything on Tuesday! Everyone had a great time and your staff was absolutely amazing! Until next time!

Thank you

Heather K. | Corporate Event

Hello Angelica,

Thank you so much for reaching out.  Our team had an absolute blast!  Rave reviews for sure.  We enjoyed the staff, food, drinks and fun for sure.
Hope to see you again!

Athena P | Corporate Event

Hello Leigh,

I wanted to send a huge “Thank You” to you and your team for taking care of us today.

Dell and Naree, were so kind and hospitable to all of us.

The food was delicious and everyone had a fantastic time bowling in the private lanes. They especially loved the private room and deck upstairs.

I will definitely recommend PLANK to the rest of the divisions.

It’s been a pleasure and I look forward to connecting with you again.

Rikki G. | Corporate Event

Thank you!

It is ALL ABOUT LEIGH! She really knows what she’s doing and has patience of an angel saint! We are definitely coming back.






Amy K. | Corporate Celebration

Thank you for hosting us. We had an amazing time! So thankful for your wonderful staff. Especially Leigh!

Amy S. | Grad Night

Hi Leigh!— We made it!!  What a gorgeous night and venue.  Thank you for making it all happen.  The signature cocktail was a hit.  Your staff did an amazing job.  I hope other Graduation night people can do this event with you all!

Thank you!

We loved it all.

Lisa T.

Thank you so much for reaching out. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Your staff were great and the setting was perfect for a District event.

Berlena G.

It was a great event. My team enjoyed the Plank, it’s food and entertainment. Your staff -Melissa-was very accommodating and fun. I am definitely returning again for not just a work event but to do your brunch too. Take good care and thank you for your assistance and patience with my questions?…

Gabriela R.

Thanks so much the team had a blast! We def will be back!

Stephanie M.

We appreciate all that your team did ! The staff was amazing and so so kind. We will be back!

Jay G. – Corporate Event

Thanks so much. We really enjoyed the whole Plank experience.

Jason S. – Wedding Event

Just wanted to say thank you for all your help. Everything was fantastic, from the food to the drinks, and the staff was amazing. We couldn’t have picked a better location for our post-wedding festivities and to give our friends and family a taste of Oakland.
Thanks again and keep an eye out for us, we’ll definitely be coming in for food and games in no time!

Mia M.

Thank you!

Your staff were amazing and the food was delicious. There was not a single gap in service or quality.

Very much appreciated!

Mia M.


Hi Leigh,

It was so nice to see you yesterday! I want to thank both you and Angelica for all your assistance with our event yesterday. Everything went great and our boss, Morgan, was very happy with everything. Thank you again for answering all my questions and all your assistance with putting everything together. Hopefully we will see you again next year!

Thank you.

Cindy W.

I had really positive feedback from the whole team about the food and overall experience. It was so fun and everyone was helpful throughout our event. Thank you so much! We will definitely be back.


We are very grateful to everyone on the staff of Plank – the event was wonderful, and we definitely did receive a lot of feedback from the team that they had a lot of fun and really loved the space. We certainly hope to have another event at Plank in the future!


We had a great time! Thank you so much for all of your help, the entire Plank team made the event so smooth and seamless 🙂 I was worried I’d need to run around the day-off to help organize stuff, but you all had everything completely taken care of! We would definitely plan another event with you all in the future 🙂

Carol | Elelixis

Thank you so much for allowing us to have our Team Building Event at Plank!

Everyone was very happy and satisfied with everything. Melissa and Asia were the perfect hostesses.. please be sure to convey the gratitude from all of us at Exelixis.

They both accommodated our group with sincere smiles and positive energy. We couldn’t have asked for a better day and better gals to work with! Thank you again .. until next event!

Michelle | Ripple

Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the food and drinks. Thanks for hosting us and we look forward to working with you again in the future. Have a great holiday weekend!

Carrie | Director – SF

We had a great time on Friday. Thank you so much for everything. Special shout out to Jasmine and our other server. They were fabulous!

Kate | Canyon Middle School

Hi Leigh – just wanted to give a huge THANK YOU to you and the great serving staff for our Canyon party last night! Everyone had a great time and were so happy to celebrate big after such a difficult and momentous year. We really enjoyed the view, the food & drink, and the atmosphere, so THANKS to the Plank Team. Our Canyon Crew appreciates you!

Carlos | Ghirardelli

Hello Leigh,

I would like to personally thank you and your staff for exceeding my expectations. Thank you for being so helpful on last minute notice and making all of this come together. Your staff (Jasmin & Dell) was magnificent and catered to everyone’s needs.  You guys will absolutely be at the top of our list once things open up and we can have more social gatherings.

Thanks again.

Katie | Eventworks

We all had a wonderful experience! It was so special having the rooftop all to ourselves, so thank you to you and your whole team for being so accommodating and amazing! We will definitely be hosting another time there as well! Have an amazing week!

Veronica | Oakland A’s

I wanted to reach out to say thank you once again for all your help and support with our Holiday Party!

Manny and the entire Plank team were extremely supportive and attentive with our staff, leadership and guests.

Everyone had such a great time and have been talking about the event all day.

Thank you again for your support and we look forward to our continued partnership!

Jasmine | Clorox

Everyone had an AMAZING time!!! Thank you for all your help with everything. The staff there were extremely friendly and so helpful. Will definitely recommend to others and will be back for future events.

Natasha | Blue Apron

We had such a great time and your team did a phenomenal job! Justin was so attentive and helpful, as were the other team members, and our group had such a great time. Everything was awesome – I’m sure they’ll be back for a future event soon!

Danielle | Kinestral Technologies

Thank you so much!  It was a ton of fun. Everyone enjoyed themselves!
Please know that your staff was absolutely awesome in every way!  They worked their butts off and did a wonderful job!
Again – really appreciate everything.

Janet | Poster Compliance

Our company had the BEST time at Plank! Brooke and Luis could not have been nicer and took excellent care of us. The food was delicious and we really appreciated how much space we had to spread out.

Everyone got into Pin Sanity! It really accomplished our goal of having a fun team-building exercise. It got rave reviews from everyone involved.

Michele | KBM Hogue Summer Event

By far the best company event ever! It’s hard to please the masses and you did just that! Thank you so much for all your assistance.

Every server and host we encountered were so kind, attentive, and absolutely on top of things. We wanted for nothing and cannot thank you enough for the successful event.

Alysha | Five Keys Schools & Programs

Thank you for having us – everyone had such a great time! We will 100% be back in the future 🙂

Evan | VCA Bay Area Veterinary Specialists

Justin was GREAT! Super attentive, warm, and he made great recommendations all night. Jasmine was the same. Warm smiles and made sure everything went smoothly. Their customer service skills were amazing. I was very impressed by the both of them. They made a great team and I felt they went above and beyond to make sure I/we were happy and taken care of.

Claire Jackson | Bolt Threads

My team had a BLAST at the event on Friday! Plank did a wonderful job hosting and it was so easy to communicate with your team. The Plank staff during our event were great, friendly and helpful, especially when I made last minute decisions to adding more Bocce courts. The weather was perfect for playing outside, it couldn’t have been a more perfect day.

Milestone Technologies

Thank you again for your flexibility and assistance on this event!
We had such a good turn out and all of our employees had such an amazing time!

Your team is top notch and made sure that Tara and I were taken care of throughout the entire event. Justin make sure that our execs were
Justin made sure that our execs were taken care of and was ready whenever I needed him.
Please give our sincere thank you and appreciation to your team.’

Jennifer Treopaldo | Logitech

Thank you so much! The crew was great and super accommodating- Justin and Jasmin went above and beyond and I’m so grateful for their presence. It was a pleasure working with you as well.

Samanta Le | OSIsoft

Thanks so much for hosting us! Both events went very well, and I am looking forward to hosting more programs at Plank in the future. I wasn’t at the event last week, but was at yesterday’s event – and Justin & the entire team were absolutely amazing to work with. Being an East Bay-headquarter company ourselves, we LOVE staying local and supporting!

Mark Campbell | Lake Merrit Joggers and Striders

Event was fantastic: Food, Venue & Staff.  Guests were impressed, and glad to do something “out of the box”

Zainab Sada | SEIU United Healthcare

We had a blast at the Friday Night celebration! So much fun that we would like to be penciled in for Jan 10th 2020. LOL
Please keep us on the calendar. I will be giving my supervisor all your information to reach out to you in September.

Janice Maldonado | Jones Development Company, LLC

Everything went smoothly and Desh was very accommodating and consistently checking on us to be sure we had everything we needed.  I have heard only great things from the attendees and they all had a great time.  Thanks again for making our party a success.

John | Hilton Hotel

Well I am hearing nothing but good reviews.  The location was perfect and the space is exactly what we needed.   

Erin Geronimo | Workday

The event was a great success and the staff was amazing! Justin was so accommodating, as were all the others. Looking forward to having an event there in the future!

Elisa | Chubb

We had a FANTASTIC time.  Looking forward to doing it again next year.  Will many combined two offices next year.
Thanks for all your help.

Hasit Chetal |CMD Building | Shell Refinery

The event went really well. Everyone was really happy with the venue and with the staff. I’ll definitely be considering plank for future team events and will also be referring you to other departments within my company.
 Happy Holidays!

Brooke Mimier| Monticelli Painting and Decorating

Everyone had such a good time yesterday, and everything was perfect!  So much so that we want to do it again next year.  
Thank you!

Tami Lee | Fidelity National Law Group

We had a great time and the food was great. Also, wanted to commend Jesse on the fabulous job hosting our event. We will definitely be coming back maybe for some team building events. Great atmosphere and helpful staff.
Thanks again for everything.

Lorraine | Alameda County

OMG! I’ve been hosting this holiday event with these care providers, at various ventures, cruise dinner, His Lordships, Scotts, Kincaids, etc., for almost 30 years. Guest reviews have been: “this is the best ever”, “we had fun!”,” this is great”, and many more positive responses. Just today I bumped into a guest that didn’t attend and his comment was, ” I heard that this was the best. So, you waited until I wasn’t available to have a great time. You must not like me”. LOL.
The 2 guides assigned to us Nick and Desshanea, simply awesome! They were, by far, the best service providers ever experience in these types of event. They were so attentive and accommodating. 
From the beginning of the planning process, contract, and implementation of the event, I have to say, you guys are awesome! You rock! Please share our accolades with you Plank team and express our sincere thanks!
We’re already looking forward to doing it again.

Mylene F. Reyes | Kaiser


Our team had a great time last night at Plank.  Coreworkz was amazing and we had a blast playing Bocce ball.  Food was fantastic as well.


Thank you so much!!!


Mylene F. Reyes


Tiffany | Enterprise

It was great!! The amazing team who helped us COULD NOT have been better!! Excellent, attentive, helpful! Food was great, the refrigerators were a great way to store the soda and everyone was happy!! 10/10!!!

Thank you for everything,

Capital One

Thanks so much for your help with this event! It turned out to be a great success and everyone had a great time. Nick and Mitch were exceptionally awesome in making sure everyone had a great time.


I look forward to booking another event at Plank in the near future 🙂


Thank you!


OUSD Schools Prom

Thank you SO MUCH for a fabulous event.  The staff and the students had such a great time.  One Principal said that this was the “future” of our proms.  That made me feel really good about choosing Plank as our venue.


Thank you again for ALL your help!



Legacy Mechanical

Saturday was a great success on so many levels. We were very impressed with the professionalism and efficiency of all Plank staff who made this a fun experience for our employees and their families. The Boardroom was perfect for our event. Bennie made sure we had everything we required beforehand. Justin, Pamela, Cherry and all the floor staff were helpful and eager to ensure we had everything we needed. We appreciate the fact that your staff made sure the little ones in our group had children’s bowling shoes. Last, but not least, the food was delicious and plentiful. Everything went off without a hitch.

Thank you to all!

Hi Bennie & Pamela,


Just wanted to say thank you so so much for all the help in making yesterday come together. Everyone had a blast.  You guys are amazing and have such an awesome team at Plank!


Hope you enjoy cruising with us in the future!





Holiday Party

Everyone had a great time, your staff was awesome, and the food was delicious!! I’ll probably have to reserve a date for next year ?



Kristin Sellards


Electrical & Tel/Data





Thank you so much for making the event run so smoothly! Everyone had a great time and the food, drinks, entertainment were excellent!

Have a great weekend,


Erika M

We used CoreWorkz for our recent company team day and it was a huge hit! We had about 70 people at Plank in Jack London Square, and used the “PinSanity” team building program. Colin did a great job keeping our team members engaged and entertained during their hour of bowling and I’ve heard nothing but great things from those who participated. We would definitely recommend!

Erika M.

Briana Waqa

Thank you both so much for helping up facilitate this company party. It was a huge hit and people had a great time.
Thanks again for all your hard work and contributions to making this event a success.
Warm regards, take good care.
Briana Waqa | Account Manager-Group Delphi

Shade Ayedun

Thank you so much for having us! This event exceeded our expectations with the private room. Justin and the other bartender were very kinda and amazing to work with.

Thank you!!


Shade Ayedun | Sourcer | (650) 253-2907  |  Google Inc.

Tiffany Stewart

We had a wonderful experience yesterday-thank you for EVERYTHING! The entire crew that helped us was helpful, friendly, attentive and all-around wonderful!??Thank you for everything, we are already planning on returning next year
?Thank you,
Tiffany Stewart
Talent Development Management
Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Peter Golpeo

Dear Bennie, Brittney and Pamela and plank Oakland Team,

On behalf of the Events and Travel Team, the New Students Services Department and the incoming Freshman Class, I would like to extend a big Thank You for accommodating our students during our Golden Bear Orientation.  We appreciate the amazing service that we received from every single person of your team.  We have heard great feedback from our students so far and we hope to be back next year.


Peter Golpeo
Events Specialist

Toni Poulin

We had such a great time yesterday, thank you, thank you, thank you!
Your staff was excellent / perfect! We (well, I) didn’t have to worry about anything and was able to enjoy, too. The staff was very accommodating and professional. And friendly!
We will most certainly use this venue again and refer you to other divisions at Clorox!

Maria @ Apple Inc.

“I had a great experience working with Bennie Thomas Director of Sales and Marketing and his staff on Tuesday 11/17 for my team event at plank.  Bennie was extremely helpful and had innovative ideas to make the event a successful one.  I got feedback from my team and they all had great things to say and they definitely want to go back.  Lots of fun things to do (bowling, arcade, bocce, beer garden) appealing to a large number of folks. We had a band and the system totally rocked!  The food was excellent.  I have picky gluten, vegans and vegetarians but they all said food was great.  Again, the staff was very friendly, courteous and very helpful.  I definitely recommend it for large events”.  Maria @ Apple Inc.

Maggie Ahumada, Kaiser Permanente

“plank has become our location of choice for many great reasons:  Event planners, food, service, location, parking, activities and ability to meet any of our special needs.  My team is so happy with this venue that we’ve returned multiple times.  plank is turnkey and there is fun for everyone! Thank you!” Maggie Ahumada, Kaiser Permanente

Denice C Simpson, Pyatok

“My company had our annual holiday party at plank las year and the entire experience was AMAZING. From the beginning working with Bennie and him giving us a tour of the various rooms to working with Pamela and the day of the event staff it was just a wonderful, stress free, fun event. We enjoyed it so much we decided to return for this year’s holiday party. The staff, the environment, the food, the location from top to bottom PLANK was great.” Denice C Simpson, Pyatok

Yolanda, AAA

“Our team had as great time.  Got lots of positive feedback.  They appreciated having the entire Boardroom for sure.  Your staff was awesome.  Very attentive, cordial and efficient.  They definitely know what they were doing.  Everything went smoothly.  We also much appreciated the bowling shoes being out and ready to go.  Thanks again for your help!” – Yolanda, AAA

Kathie Caswell, Arelar & Associates

“Our event was a true success!  The staff were very welcoming and incredibly accommodating!  The food was great and everyone had a fun evening!  Thank you!” – Kathie Caswell, Arelar & Associates

Laura Gonzales, Kaiser Permanente

“Love it! Great service and attention. Everyone seemed to have a great time! Comments about the food was awesome. The plank team was great” – Laura Gonzales, Kaiser Permanente

Allison Lisell, Match MG

“Wow! Thank you so much for all the incredible work and effort that went into this event! Bennie and Ericka and the whole plank team were fantastic to work with. A perfect mix of professional and fun. Every need I had was met quickly” – Allison Lisell, Match MG


Your Team was fantastic and everyone provided excellent customer service but I have to give special kudos to Justin, Mitchell and of course our Emcee. I didn’t catch his name but he was amazing! The enhancements were a big hit and would you believe that all of the drink and game tickets were distributed; there was nothing left. Mark was extremely pleased with the turnout and the comments.

Tracy – Yelp Reviewer

I wish we lived closer because I would love to have my 30th birthday here!… – Tracy – Yelp Reviewer

Yelp Reviewer

What a fun place! We came on a beautiful day to have lunch outside.  They have a good lunch menu.  The tacos and pizza were delicious! – Yelp Reviewer