Bay Area Catering

The story of how we came to be

What We Do

The name Handheld Catering embodies our philosophy on food. We believe 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. That’s why at Handheld Catering we follow the Farm-to-Fork approach.

 

What sets us apart from other Bay Area caterers is that we have the capability to cook all our food onsite with our mobile kitchen, guaranteeing the freshest food possible. Once our staff arrives, we’ll stow the open-air trailer out of sight so your guests never even know we’re there! Say goodbye to cold, soggy food. At Handheld, we believe fresh is the best!

 

Whether you need catering for something casual or formal, we do it all! Events include but are not limited to corporate catering, festival food vending, weddings, wedding rehearsals, family functions, and catering for large group events of up to 1,000 people. For formal event catering, we offer an extravagant plated service with high-end ingredients.

 

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!

Chef Ryan McTighe

As a Bay Area native, Chef and owner Ryan McTighe focuses on flavors that reflect California’s seasons. He is a graduate of the Culinary Arts program at Le Cordon Bleu, San Francisco and has worked in several high-end restaurants. His broad culinary training paired with his experiences travelling the world have contributed to his mastery of different cuisines. He’ll gladly work with you to create the perfect menu for your event.

 

Chef Ryan is a proud husband and father of 2 awesomely energetic boys. In his spare time he enjoys playing ball with his sons, spending nights outside around the smoker or his little cast iron hibachi grill with his beautiful wife, and catching a San Francisco 49ers game!

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  • Custom Catering Services For
    • Weddings
    • Corporate Events
    • Birthday Party’s
    • Anniversary’s
    • Special Events

  • Handheld Core Values
    • Local, farm to fork fresh
    • Supporting local farms and purveyors.
    • Turning simple flavors into extraordinary experiences.
    • Never settle for sub-par snacks, indulge the world of food.
    • Nothing but fresh.