Summer is here in the bay area, which means the time has arrived for all those wonderful summer foods to take center stage at all your catering events. Fortunately, in the bay area, we’ve got terrific foods to choose from, and we here, at Handheld Catering, keep this in mind when it comes to our food selections for these unique and physically demanding summer months.

At Handheld Catering, many of our best choices, for your upcoming bay area events, keep summer specifically in mind. We realize that during these hotter months, it is important to focus on hydration and meals rich in nutrients. Our unique farm-to-fork approach continues to lead the industry because of our fresh flavors, nutrients and signature flavor.

Because of our commitment to use only local area foods in our catering menus, our meals do not lose their value and flavor, like they would through long-distance shipping. The look and appeal of fresh food makes all the difference as well.

Our years of experience in creating just the right type of summer offerings includes an abundance of green leafy green vegetables, thirst-quenching fruits and the all-important fibrous vegetables. Created with these facts in mind, our popular vegetarian dishes include:

  • The Vegetable Tower (grilled seasonal vegetables, charred tomato coulis, basil oil)
  • Stuffed Sweet Chili Peppers with Wild Rice and Wilted Spinach in a Spicy Tomato Sauce.
  • Seasonal Vegetable and Red Quinoa Streusel with a Roasted Red Pepper Coulis


Everyone knows lighter meals are easier on the digestive system, especially during summer. We have created several meals specifically for this time of year, including:

  • Chipotle, Honey and Lime-glazed Prawns
  • Smoked Baby Back Ribs with an Apricot and Siracha Glaze
  • BBQ Chicken with a Chipotle and Lime Glaze


Often, our repeat customers select these meals

over and over again because of their satisfying taste, appeal and hydrating, nutritious effects.

Also included in our summer selections are our tasty roasted seasonal vegetables, such as our Caramelized Brussel Sprouts and our ever-popular Balsamic Marinated Grilled Vegetables. .

Because watermelon is 90 percent water, this, and so many other locally grown melons, also adds to Summer’s demands while appealing to your guests.

Let the team at Handheld Catering take your next bay area summer event to the next level, like we have for so many of our other satisfied and repeat customers. Call us today at 408-692-4782 or by emailing

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