Find a catering service in San Leandro, CA

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Top 10 catering services in San Leandro, CA

Clients agree: these San Leandro catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Leandro S Cucina Italiana

Leandro S Cucina Italiana

5.0Exceptional(10)
5 hires on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves San Leandro, CA
Stephen H. says, "Friendly, showed up on time, and cooked a GREAT meal! This was a gift to my daughter and her fiance and they could not stop sending pictures and thanking us. This guy is the real deal. Grazie Leandro!" Read more
Kandy.Kenz LLC

Kandy.Kenz LLC

New on Fash
7+ years in business
Serves San Leandro, CA
Hey how’s it going friends family and peers I’m Chef Ken here to introduce you to Kandy.Kenz LLC AKA FLAVOR TOWN. I’ve been cooking since 12 years of age yet been in the catering business since 2017 and I would like too… "Thank you so much for considering our catering services for your special event! We understand that pricing is an important factor in your decision-making process, so let me walk you through what makes our catering experience truly exceptional. First and foremost, we pride ourselves on using only the freshest, high-quality ingredients sourced from local suppliers. Our dedicated team of talented chefs then crafts each dish wit
Big City Chefs Nationwide Personal Chefs

Big City Chefs Nationwide Personal Chefs

New on Fash
24+ years in business
Serves San Leandro, CA
We are a small group of talented and highly experienced professional restaurant chefs, some of us available exclusively through Big City Chefs, dedicated to the creative art of fine dining and supporting local farmers. We've been in business since 2000.
Chef Pete Coleman

Chef Pete Coleman

New on Fash
29+ years in business
Serves San Leandro, CA
Thank You For Looking. I'm Chef Pete Coleman. Check Me out at WWW.PACPLATE.COM OR... WWW.PRIDEZILLAS.COM I offer excellent menus with base prices starting at $60pp for catering and $90pp for personal chef services. I still have a few free dates and I would love to cook for you! I am a one chef company so you will always get personal attention with me. This will not be a cookie-cutter event. "Country French”, “Tapas Nueva” and "Farm to Table Italian" are my Specialties. My Roots are Southern, so Cajun, Creole and Deep South BBQ are Personal Favorites. I also do an Amazing Wine Country BBQ Wedding that I call High-End/Down Home, it is...
Carolyn's Creole Kitchen

Carolyn's Creole Kitchen

5.0(1)
19+ years in business
Serves San Leandro, CA
Valarie W. says, "Carolyn and her staff was professional and did a great job. The food was delicious. I will be using Carolyn’s Creole Kitchen again." Read more
Manakish Oven And Grill

Manakish Oven And Grill

New on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves San Leandro, CA
We are a Mediterranean restaurant in Walnut Creek bringing both culture & history straight to you with the help of passionate and hardworking foodies. How? By serving authentic recipes with a new twist, featuring only the freshest local ingredients and making the best Mediterranean food in Walnut Creek out of them for you. As you may have guessed by our name, we are the premier restaurant serving manakish or manakeesh in Walnut Creek. Our guiding dream and vision is to be the best Mediterranean restaurant in Walnut Creek through a combination of preserving tradition, innovating with modern flavors, and using the best possible ingredients fo
Lalos Asados Catering

Lalos Asados Catering

New on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves San Leandro, CA
We are Lalos Asados Catering. We have been in the food industry for 15 years. Creating delicious meals and bringing people together with our food. From street food to fine dining, finger foods, grazing tables and much more. We cater all events from birthdays, baby showers, corporate events and weddings.
Taste For The Senses

Taste For The Senses

New on Fash
19+ years in business
Serves San Leandro, CA
We are Taste for the Senses Catering. We have been catering for over 20 years and Feature authentic Mexican , International fusion and California cuisine . Our company provides full service catering with presentation, color and flavor . We woukd be happy to design a menu based on your culinary preference, event theme and budget We look forward to serving you and your guests with “A Taste for your Senses”! Sincerely Martha Geraty and my Chef dream Team Owner Taste for the Senses Catering Company 916 996 2879
Culinary Mercenaries

Culinary Mercenaries

New on Fash
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves San Leandro, CA
At Culinary Mercenaries, we pride ourself in being a team of passionate, skilled culinary professionals ready to bring our expertise and creativity to your next event. We are "Knives For Hire" and we promise to deliver an exceptional catering experience that will leave a lasting impression. When you work with us, you can expect a unique and personalized approach to catering. We understand that each event is special and deserves its own culinary masterpiece. Whether it's a small private gathering or a large corporate function, we take the time to understand your vision, preferences, and dietary requirements to create a menu that perfectly su
Amaweles South African Cuisine

Amaweles South African Cuisine

New on Fash
11+ years in business
Serves San Leandro, CA
Introducing our exceptional Catering Service, where South African flavors take center stage! Indulge in a culinary experience like no other, as we bring the richness and vibrancy of South African cuisine to your special event. From tantalizing braais/BBQ to mouthwatering curries and delectable desserts our menu is a true celebration of authentic flavors. Immerse yourself in the unique taste of South Africa, while our dedicated team ensures seamless service and unforgettable memories.

Your Wedding and Event Catering questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much is catering?

Catering costs $10 to $35 per person for basic party food or a drop-off service. On average, caterers charge $500 to $7,500 total for 50 guests, $1,000 to $15,000 for 100 guests, and $1,500 to $23,000 for 150 guests. Alcohol or bartending options often cost extra.

Formal catering or wedding catering costs $30 to $200 per person for plated meals, a buffet, or food stations. A food truck rental costs $10 to $40 per person, depending on the type of event and whether you hire the truck on a weekend or holiday. Popular food truck menu options include tacos, pizza, BBQ, and ice cream.

What is catering?

Catering means supplying food and drink at a party, wedding, or other gathering. Some catering companies provide waitstaff, while others offer self-serve buffet stations or simply drop off prepared food to an event. Different catering companies provide different types of foods and cuisines, including:

  • Italian
  • Mexican
  • Barbeque
  • Japanese
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches
  • Ice cream
  • Breakfast or brunch

How far in advance do I need to order catering?

Most caterers recommend ordering at least a few weeks to 6 months in advance, depending on the type of event and number of guests. However, catering a small party may not require as much advance time as a wedding, holiday party, or large corporate event.

Large chain restaurants often provide limited, drop-off catering services and require less notice than professional catering companies. Some chain restaurants and grocery stores offer catering services with only one day's notice.

What do caterers provide?

Caterers supply all the food for your event, either cooking it on-site or preparing it in their own kitchen beforehand. Many catering services include serving dishes, plates, glasses, and silverware in their price. Some caterers also offer tables, chairs, linens, or custom place settings for an added fee.

How long do caterers stay at an event?

Caterers typically serve food for 1 to 4 hours, depending on the time of year and number of guests. Setup usually takes 1 to 2 hours. Ask your caterer whether they will include any of the setup or cleanup time in their estimate.

Do you tip caterers?

Some caterers include a gratuity charge of 15% to 20% on your bill that is split between the servers. Before adding a cash tip, ask your caterer or review the contract to make sure a gratuity charge is not already included. If you decide to give cash tips directly, pay each person between $15 to $50.

How do I choose a catering company?

Search our list of caterers, then:

  • Get three or more free estimates to compare.
  • Read their reviews and menus on Fash and Google.
  • Choose a licensed, insured, and experienced company.
  • Try menu tasting before your event if possible.
  • Make sure they're a good fit for your budget and schedule.
  • Get a written estimate or contract.
  • Avoid making a large payment before your event begins.

After reading reviews and asking questions, hire the best company in your area.

What questions should I ask caterers?

When looking for local catering companies, consider asking the following questions:

  • How long have you been catering?
  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • How far in advance do I need to book?
  • What is your cancellation policy?
  • Do you allow menu changes?
  • Will you bring prepared food, or will you prepare it onsite?
  • How long will you be able to serve food?
  • How long do you need to set up?
  • Do you charge extra for travel fees?
  • Will you give me a written estimate and contract?

Reviews for San Leandro catering services

Recent success stories from people in the San Leandro area.
Cristina E.
Chef was so easy to work with and the food was phenomenal. We had a dinner party of 20 and he handled it perfectly! Our guests were Very pleased. Chef is very professional! Great value! Forgive the photo of the porchetta (I forgot to take the picture Before I started eating!)
Leandro s Cucina Italiana
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