Seven Attractive Southbay Wedding Venues to Explore

Wedding Venues for Receptions

Fall weddings have always been popular in the Bay Area, with September and October the most popular. June and February weddings still top wedding date lists nationally, but fall weddings are definitely on trend. And Bay Area wedding venues offer spectacular settings for indoor and outdoor weddings. This is because the weather and scenery in […]

Excellent Customer Service a Hallmark of Handheld Catering

Excellent Customer Service from Handheld Catering

The best Bay Area catering services thrive on referrals from satisfied clients. Handheld Catering is no exception. Since our founding we have paired excellent cuisine with a high level of customer service to win the hearts of our clients and their guests or coworkers. Handheld Catering Built Reputation by Combining Haute Cuisine with Excellent Customer […]

Top San Jose Venues for the Perfect Corporate or Private Event

Handheld Catering Discusses Top 5 Event Venues in San Jose

San Jose is full of amazing venues, meaning that choosing one for a private or corporate event can be overwhelming. To help you narrow down your choices, our San Jose event catering company discusses five of the best venues the San Jose area has to offer.

1. The Mexican Heritage Plaza


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Covering six acres in the eastern part of San Jose, the Mexican Heritage Plaza features striking murals and calming gardens. It can serve a wide variety of events because it sports spaces for both large groups and smaller gatherings.

How to Hire the Perfect Caterer for Your Private Event

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Tips for Finding the Best San Jose Private Catering Company

Have you ever wondered, “How can I find the right private event catering company?” If so, you’re not alone: Hiring the perfect caterer can take any event from mediocre to unforgettably great. To that end, this post looks at how to get the most from San Jose event catering services.

Menu Advice from San Jose Event Caterers

To build an appealing menu, the experts at Handheld Catering have some advice:

Best San Jose Wedding Venues

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Our San Jose Wedding Catering Team’s Favorite Venues for the Perfect Wedding

If you’re looking for a Bay Area wedding venue, the San Jose area’s offerings are tough to beat. This article highlights five of the area’s best venues for celebrating your special day.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Event Catering with Style

Our Event Caterers Take Out All the Guesswork

When planning any type of event, one of your top priorities should always be the catering. The quality of the food, and the catering service your guests receive, plays a major role in the event’s success. In this post, we discuss the dos and don’ts of an executive assistant who’s in charge of planning a perfect event.

The Do’s

1. Get your numbers right

Have a precise number of the guests you will need to cater for. There is nothing worse than having some guests go hungry or going overboard and having to get rid of excess food.

2. Know your budget

The success of your event depends on your ability to plan it properly. Standard event requirements include securing a venue, sound equipment, catering, décor, and so on. You will need to establish what requirements will be unique to your event and prioritize accordingly.

How to Plan the Perfect Corporate Halloween Party

San Jose Event Catering Company Offers Tips on Halloween Party Planning

Summer will be over before we know it, and for some, Halloween is already on the mind. Believe it or not, now is the time to start planning that big corporate Halloween party that’s become an annual tradition. Yes, we know it’s only July, but our San Jose full-service catering company has already received several inquiries for corporate Halloween catering. Below we share the ultimate Halloween party checklist. 

1. Choose a theme

Choosing a theme for your corporate Halloween party not only sets the stage for the celebrations of the day but also brings about cohesive energy. It also gives your guests an idea of how to dress up. You will want to choose decorations that reflect and complement your theme. Common Halloween themes include Jack-O-Lantern, Scary Movie or Costume parties.

7 Tips for Organizing a Successful Corporate Event

Corporate Event Catering Tips

Corporations organize events for different reasons: To launch a product or an idea, foster relationships with new and existing customers, show appreciation for employees, or even to hold fundraising. There is a lot that goes into planning a successful corporate event. In this post, we discuss the top seven tips for organizing your next corporate event.

1. Understand the basics

Before delving into the details of the event, know what the event is about and what you aim to achieve when all is said and done. Is it a team building event, fundraiser, networking event, company retreat, or Holiday party? This will help you organize an event with a theme that suits your intended objective.

2. Come up with a list of what will be used

Once you have an idea on what your event is all about, you can decide on decorations, entertainment, food and drinks, transportation, accommodation, and so on. Using a full-service catering company, like Handheld Catering, will help you kill multiple birds with one stone, so to speak. We handle everything from the decor to the food.

Wedding Catering Frequently Asked Questions

9 FAQs for Bay Area Wedding Catering

Guests at your wedding may forgive a DJ stuck in the ’80s, or forget what you had for centerpieces, but you won’t get away with below par catering services. It’s essential that you pick a San Jose event catering service provider who will work within your budget to provide outstanding food and service. We’ve put together some of the most pertinent questions you should absolutely ask your potential caterer.

1. When should I reserve my wedding catering services?

Ideally, you should reserve your caterer 4-12 months prior to your wedding date. You will need to book your caterer earlier if your wedding is scheduled to take place during the summer or December as these times of year book-up quickly.

Why Catered Lunches are Great for Team Building

5 Benefits of San Jose Office Catering

Could your team benefit from some motivation and team building exercises? Start with something simple: a catered office lunch! Believe it or not, a catered lunch can be the perfect platform to forge relationships, build solidarity, and increase progress toward common goals in the workplace. Consider hiring a local and full-service event catering company, with experience in corporate event catering, that will handle everything from the planning of the menu, to decor and flowers, to serving the food and other event details–so you can focus on engaging your team.

Productivity

Feeding your team farm-to-fork food right in the office can greatly improve productivity. Studies show that creating an engaging and casual environment for your staff to interact can increase how productive they are on the job. Consider San Jose office catering as an investment in a strong bottom-line.