Handheld Catering is a San Jose based full service catering and event planning company that offers fresh, high-quality, and (most importantly) delicious food to the entire San Francisco Bay Area. Whether you need catering services for a casual or formal event, corporate or private parties, let us take care of the food and provide locally sourced, creative homemade meals that your guests will be raving about for years to come!
As professional caterers, our company stands 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 and serve gourmet meals that are unforgettable for corporate settings, weddings, or private/special gatherings.
Corporate Event Catering
Catering for Weddings
Farm to Fork Approach
Authentic, Made from Scratch
Custom Catered Menus
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
What is the farm-to-fork approach? It ensures that all food used in our catering kitchens is locally sourced and seasonally available for your corporate gathering, wedding day, private party or special occasion. Food was meant to be eaten, not stored for years on a shelf. As gourmet caterers we know this, and we strive to use ingredients from local farms and farmers’ markets to pick the freshest, cleanest ingredients for your dining pleasure. If you would like to see our ingredients lists or food sources for our catered offerings, we would be happy to provide them to explain why we believe they are the finest choice for our food services. One thing we can promise: you will never see canned goods on our ingredients list.
What sets us apart from other elite Bay Area caterers? Unlike a restaurant that just delivers, we have the capability to cook all our food onsite with our pop up kitchen, guaranteeing the freshest food possible. Say goodbye to cold, soggy food prepared miles away as we whip up delicious hot and fresh foods right at your venue in San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale or other Silicon Valley cities on the San Francisco Bay Area peninsula. 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 company staff arrives at your corporate gathering, wedding or party, we’ll stow the open-air trailer out of sight so that your guests never even know we’re there.
At Handheld Catering, we believe fresh, wholesome food is the best! Whether you need catering services 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. If you need a full set of services beyond catering, we can take care of that also. 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. Whether you are looking for BBQ, Mexican, a fun ice cream party, California cuisine, or an elevated gourmet meal with stunning presentations, check out our menu or give us a call to discuss meal options. Also feel free to see what others say about us in our Yelp reviews and interact on our Facebook page. Then give us a call to discuss your catering needs. Like many others, you will be able to see and taste the difference of a Handheld Catering experience.
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 serving 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.
"From start to finish I was impressed by how well Handheld catering worked to make my event a success."
"I absolutely love this catering company!The food was fresh, tasty, and beautifully presented."
"Absolutely delicious! Fresh ingredients , great taste , if you want to indulge your taste buds you can't go wrong. Check them out"
"They made it possible for everyone, including me, to relax and have fun."
"They hand crafted every slider on the spot and were able to accommodate additional requests on the fly. "
"Handheld, your SLIDERS made the 1.5 hourr treck to the south bay WORTH the heat and traffic."