Full Service Caterer & Event Planning

Catering Services in San Jose, Silicon Valley, and San Francisco Bay Area since 2012
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The Event Catering Experience

Handheld Catering and Events is the San Francisco Bay Area’s premiere full service catering and event planning company. We specialize in corporate event catering, wedding catering, and private events. Being a full service caterer means that we can execute every aspect of your event from start to finish. From designing the menu, to the planning and coordinating of the event, to décor, flowers and rentals, we can do it all!

We are a California farm to fork style catering company serving delicious gourmet food and delivering an extraordinary culinary experience for your guests! We are also the only caterer in Santa Clara County, the heart of Silicon Valley, that is certified as a green business. Give us a call, we’d love to hear from you. We look forward to catering your next event!

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Planning something local? Pick-up your order at our headquarters in Santa Clara. You can pick up anytime between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. (Pick-up deadline for Sunday is 1:30 pm) Our helpful warehouse staff will even load the order in your vehicle for you.
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Want us to come to you? Delivery orders are perfect for a more casual type of entertaining. Our trained delivery staff will assist with basic set up and ensure that your order is on time. All items are sent in disposable containers and platters. Delivery charges are based on time of delivery and location and scheduled within a 45 minute window of your choice.
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Looking for an elevated presentation but don’t want staff? An Executive Set Up is a delivery option that provides more than just a drop off. Our Executive Set Up delivery team will come to your location and set up your food using linens, chafers, decorative serving platters and risers. Additional fees may include rental of chafers, linens, and pick up of the equipment. Executive Set Ups are scheduled within a one-hour window of your choice.
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Hosting a large group? Cooking on site? Need full service event production with audio/video and all of the works? Our serving personnel, event planners and trained chefs will do everything required to create the perfect event so you can relax and enjoy the occasion. Event staff hours will be charged based on your specific event details. Most events require two-hour set up and a one hour clean up in addition to your actual event time.
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Having previously served some of the Silicon Valley’s most successful tech companies, Chef Figone understands the demands and needs of a fast-paced, network oriented environment. Food nourishes the body and mind, and can help reinvigorate any meeting, event, or conference attendee. Handheld provides fresh, healthy and fun options, with attention paid to any dietary needs or concerns.
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Handheld Catering knows that a wedding is a special day for a couple. With a respected party and wedding planner in close communication to explain the ins and outs of your celebration, we are sure to make your vision become a reality.
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Plan Your Event With Our Services

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Years providing exceptional service in Silicon Valley!
Events completed and counting!

What our clients say:

Used these guys for a few holiday events this year. The food was awesome, great service and the staff was super friendly. I'll be using them again for future events for sure!

Heather Schultz

Fantastic service from a truly well run company, with phenomenal food that is second to none.

Dylan Craig

Great to work with, on time and great food. Creative and delicious menu, everyone was pleased. Will definitely use again.


Excellent Catering Company, Amazing Food, Amazing Staff, I highly recommend this company.

Johnny Gutierrez

I have used this service before and the staff was kind and professional with quality food I look forward to using handheld catering service again in the future

Jesse Garcia

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I make up my own menu or make changes in your menus?

A: We would love to help you create a special menu just for your event. All of the menus on this website are completely customizable, you are welcome to make any additions or changes you prefer. Just let us know what you have in mind and we will make your vision become reality.

Q: Can you provide rental items for my event?

A: Not only can we arrange for the rental of the usual party items such as tables, chairs, linens, china, glassware and silverware, but we also have access to fine china, crystal, and specialty linens. We can also arrange for larger items such as canopies, stages, dance floors and more.

Q: What type of events do you cater?

A: Whether you need catering for something casual or formal, we do it all! Events include but are not limited to corporate event catering, wedding catering, wedding rehearsals, private events, 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.

Bay area catering company Handheld Catering

Handheld Catering and Events is a local Bay Area Catering company that uses fresh locally grown produce and meat whenever possible for all their events. Servicing the Bay Area; Handheld Catering and Events can cater your next event in style.

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