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Don't leave a bad taste in your guests' mouths by serving the wrong menu. With Northern California's reputation for award-winning restaurants and top chefs, a NorCal bride's dishes are almost as important as their wedding. Below, we've compiled a list of our favorite local caterers. Bon appetite!
For sheer wow factor
Celebrity-approved caterer Paula le Duc turns out all the stops: think locally sourced ingredients (dishes often credit a farm, artisan cheese, or salami maker), inventive signature cocktails, and operation on par with a top tier restaurant.
For the eco-conscious couple
Componere Catering serves up sustainable fare without sacrificing style. Meat, poultry, and dairy are naturally and humanely raised, artisan cheeses come from Sonoma Country producers, and all seafood is sustainably farmed and fresh. Produce, including fresh eggs used for pasta dough, comes right from Componere's own organic Marin farm.
For the couple looking for it all
Food is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the possibilities with Betty Zlatchin catering. Billing itself as a one-stop shop, the team is also skilled in handling everything from staging and dance floors to floral and table design.
For the couple on a budget
The Sausalito-based husband and wife team behind Laurel's Catering relies on their restaurant industry backgrounds to create a farm fresh menu (ingredients are locally sourced) within your budget. The duo's sharp attention to detail and solid culinary chops are right on par with the pricier options.