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The Experience

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Handheld Catering is a San Jose based full-service catering and event planning company that provides fresh, high-quality, and (most importantly) delicious food for Bay Area events. Whether you’re planning a casual or formal event, corporate or personal, let us take care of the food and provide locally sourced, homemade meals that your guests will be raving about for years to come!

We stand by our values in everything that we do. The name “Handheld Catering” is one that embodies our philosophy on food: the food we eat should be plucked from the earth by the hands of farmers, hand-checked for quality by purveyors, and lovingly prepared into something unforgettable by the hands of the chef. Food has no place in a can or locked away for months in a freezer: it should be and taste fresh to ensure that quality does not suffer at the hands of convenience. That’s why at Handheld Catering, we follow the Farm-to-Fork approach.

What We Do

Corporate Event Catering

Wedding Catering

Social Events

Local Ingredients

Farm to Fork Approach

Made from scratch

Custom catered Menus

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More About Handheld

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What is the farm-to-fork approach? It ensures that all food used in our kitchens is locally sourced and seasonally available. Food was meant to be eaten, not stored for years on a shelf. We know this, and we strive to use ingredients from local farms and farmers’ markets to pick the freshest, cleanest ingredients for our meals. If you would like to see our ingredients lists or food sources, we would be happy to provide them to explain why we believe they are the finest choice for our food. One thing we can promise: you will never see canned goods on our ingredients list.

What sets us apart from other high end Bay Area caterers? We have the capability to cook all our food onsite with our mobile kitchen, guaranteeing the freshest food possible. Say goodbye to cold, soggy food prepared miles away as we whip up delicious and fresh foods right at the venue. What better way to know where your food’s coming from than to see it prepared before your eyes? We provide quick service to ensure that the event runs as smoothly as possible. Once our staff arrives, we’ll stow the open-air trailer out of sight so that your guests never even know we’re there.

Here for You

At Handheld, we believe fresh, wholesome food is the best! Whether you need catering in the Silicon Valley for something casual or formal, we do it all. From handheld edibles to full meals, we create food to fit your function. We are experienced in catering for a variety of events, from small gatherings to large group events of over 1000 people. Events include but are not limited to corporate catering, office lunches, festival food vending, wedding receptions, wedding rehearsals, family functions, and many other events. For formal event catering, we offer an extravagant plated service with high-end ingredients. Check out our menu or give us a call to discuss meal options.


If you’re worried about planning an event, don’t be! Our event coordinator will be there to take all the stress out of your event and handle the details that will make your event memorable. As experienced caterers, we know that food is just one part of the equation – the details are what make your event special! Don’t stress: smile and give us a call at (408) 692-4782 or message us online to start planning your special event today.

Let Handheld Catering Cater your next event