Testimonials & Catering Reviews

“Linda was a pleasure to work with at our site. She arrived on time, conducted her business with minimal intrusion and professionalism. Everything was set up on time, and the food was packed in the fridge and the kitchen cleaned as if no one had been there. Kudos to Linda. Amy was also very efficient in receiving our order and providing us with quotes and providing us with logistical details that made the event run ultra smoothly. The food was first class! Our Board of Directors were pleased and the tables looked fabulous. There was a great selection of menus and we can’t wait to try other entrees for our next event.”

Laurie Young
U.S.T.A Northern California

“Grand Catering serviced the Oakland Raiders from 1997-2002. They handled everything from our daily training breakfast through dinner, to our annual luxury suite holder events, and end of season parties. Many of these events involved upwards of 600 guests. Their wonderful food, great variety and super attentive service, made them a total success with not only the players but with the coaching and administrative staff as well. Grand Catering’s ability to customize menus and tailor each event we had to the type of guest’s attending was unbelievable. They even took care of personal events for high-ranking members of our organization. Grand Catering still handles our higher profile events and we would definitely recommend them not only for their direct experience in servicing an NFL football team daily for six years, but because of how fabulous they were while doing it.”

Marc Badain
Director of Operations
Oakland Raiders

“Dear Amy, It is my pleasure to write and thank you for the excellent catering services you provided for our group on September 20, 2007. Even though the event was relocated due to weather the day before, the food arrived on time and was delicious. Not only my guests but almost the entire company was able to enjoy the BBQ.

I so appreciate all the care and attention Grand provides for Ghirardelli, and I look forward to a long working relationship. Please thank your entire staff on behalf of the International Operations Managers.”


Joan Evans
Administrative Coordinator, Operations
Ghirardelli Chocolate

“Leah and Rodrigo were FANTASTIC!!! Many of my guests commented about how great they were. They were friendly, upbeat and very accommodating! I didn’t even need to clean afterwards and I am very fussy so that says a lot! My friends all said how great the food was. I heard people say it was a first class event-very elegant and I couldn’t agree more! There were a ton of choices on the menus and Amy was really helpful in directing me to my final selections. I will definitely recommend Grand Catering to friends and family!!”

Debbie Fish

“Amy, Thanks for the great buffet you provided for General Colin Powell. I can attest he enjoyed it so much, he went back twice! I really appreciate all you do for the club.”

George Phillips
Alameda Boys & Girls Club

“My retirement dinner on the USS Hornet was absolutely wonderful and much of that is due to the outstanding work done by Grand Catering. The food was wonderful and the staff went out of the way to make sure that everyone was happy. To serve over 400 people on an aircraft carrier is not for the faint of heart but you and your staff did it in style and grace. Thanks for helping make my send off from the Alameda Police Department a memorable occasion.”

Burnham E. Matthews
Chief of Alameda Police Department

“The staff-Dora, Gabriel, and Linda were all very nice and had great personalities for working with people. They were amazing at picking up, cleaning up and even washing or rinsing the dishes without anyone noticing. They were almost packed before I noticed any of this. The tables were beautifully made up and they were extremely helpful working with the toasting and cake cutting ceremony. The food was excellent and presented so artfully. Everyone commented on what a nice spread and what an easy flow. Thank you.”

Sydney Howard

“I can always rate Grand Catering with an exceptional score. I have had them cater our holiday luncheon since 2004, and as you can see I return every year. The servers they provide are always professional, the presentation wonderful and the food outstanding. Every year the employees always ask me if I am using the same caterer because everything is always so good. Thank you for always providing us with a wonderful holiday meal.”

Jamie Cortes
Oakland Acura

“Grand Catering provides outstanding service to their customers in a timely, efficient manner. I truly don’t know what I would do without them. Thanks to Grand Catering, I am able to provide my office and employees with a wonderful and delicious meal each and every time. They work with you to make sure your event is the best it can be. The employees who deliver the food are professional, kind, and always willing to go above and beyond what the job entails. Thank you Grand Catering.”

East Bay Agency Field Office
State Farm Insurance

“Thank you very much for the wonderful food and service you provided for my wedding. The food was delicious and many of my guests raved about it saying that it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding. I have given your name out to a lot of people. The service you provided me was outstanding and it made this special day successful. My family has used your catering service for four weddings now and we will definitely keep you in mind for future events.”

Very Truly Yours,
Wendy E. Blackshere

“Amy, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the wonderful breakfast that your company provided yesterday morning. Giovanni was wonderful as well. I can see why our VNA San Leandro office uses your company. It is much to be proud of – I look forward to working with you for future events.”

Hope you have a wonderful holiday!
Donna Heusler

“On behalf of Earth Tech’s Oakland office, I would like to thank you for helping to make our employee holiday lunch such a big success. The food was delicious and plentiful and your crew was prompt and professional. We were all very pleased with the food and service and hope to be able to use your services in the future.”

Best Regards,
Lesley Bailey-Gates
HR Coordinator
Earth Tech

“Amy was very patient with all my phone calls and questions prior to our event. The staff were very professional and handled everything calmly and expediently, including one guest who was a little pushy! If I am asked, I would definitely recommend the service and would used again myself.”

Thank you,
Gay Anderson

“I wanted to take a moment to thank the Grand Catering Staff for a wonderful event. This past Friday evening was everything and more, the staff, the setting and the assistance in preparation. It is never easy to lose a loved one, and the last thing you need is a problem with the memorial. We all enjoyed the celebration you helped us prepare, and with you and your staff a happy holiday season. Thanks again.”

Randy Wight
Vice President
CytoSport Inc.

“I wanted to thank you for aiding in making the 40th Birthday event at the Lewis house last night an event. The food was superb. The staff was extremely friendly, outgoing and made sure all guests were accommodated and well taken care of.”

Thanks again,
Glen Nesbitt

“Thank you so much for the wonderful catering at the Meals on Wheel’s wine tasting. It was fabulous as usual. It’s really great to know there is never a worry with you guys! What would we do without you?”

Thanks again,
Bridget Rae

“The November 15, 2003 party on the USS Hornet celebrating my retirement was an unqualified success. Your contribution helped make it so. This is to let you know how much I appreciated your participation in making the dinner a most memorable event.”

With Warm Regards,
Rob Wonder
Assistant City Manager
City of Alameda

“Amy, everything Grand Catering has provided has been the best! That is why I keep having your organization handle my events. Thank you for always making me feel confident that I have the best professional catering organization in the Bay Area. God Bless all the Grand Catering family!”

Susan L. Meharry

“Wonderful as usual. Staff-excellent! Amy, you are the best as always!”

Service West

“Your staff came so well prepared and relaxed that it made my job so much easier.The food was beautifully displayed and the buffet was set up very elegantly. Now that I know how smooth your events run, our company will be using Grand Catering more often.”

MBH Architects

“You guys are always awesome and always rave reviews”

MedAmerica Mutual

“Grand Catering had a great selection of menus and you all did a wonderful job and your initial presentation and response to my needs were very professional. Thank you for keeping up with our ever changing guest counts-from an estimate of 150 people to well over 450 RSVPs!”

Mary Ann Gilderbloom
Oakland Association of Realtors

“We had a couple of pretty significant last minute requests and you guys were not only really nice about it, but handled all the requests superbly!”

South Beach Yacht Club

“We had a special lunch catered -very nice presentation! I really appreciate the changes and substitutions in the menus and both Amy and Ronnie were very responsive to our requests!”

Global 360

“Excellent day! The food was great, the staff was wonderful. Everyone really enjoyed themselves!”

Many Thanks,
Gillian Ross

“Amy, I just wanted to write you a note to tell you how wonderful everything turned out. I know I was a last minute request and we could not have been happier. Everyone at the event commented on how good the food was and how well it was presented. Thank you so much for fitting us in. Everything was perfect!”

Doreen Alves

“The staff were outstanding-very efficient and professional. They attended to every detail without having to be asked. They were very friendly and easy to work with. Everything was outstanding. The guests repeatedly commented on the presentation and quality-even after the party. I just can’t say enough about the entire experience, from the initial arrangements to the clean up.”

Vicki Powers

“Your staff was very helpful, friendly, just great people to work with! They made our special day truly special.They went above and beyond any expectations. Our two “Grand people” we truly amazing-and even during clean up they were still light hearted and very sweet. I have to tell you that this party was very last minute so we had very short planning time and had to request additions as late as 3 days before the event. Everything was handled by phone due to lack of time and your staff and you, Amy, were and are truly amazing! Thank you all so very much!”

Fran Sweet

“Great job! We heartily recommend you to anyone.”

Concrete Foundation Association

“We had extremely positive comments! The food was excellent and the staff was helpful from beginning to end. Amy was very accommodating not only with menu ideas but in keeping with our tight budget.”

Dick & Carol Hatch
Rotary International

“Amy, Once again we had a perfect party thanks largely to you and your staff. Grand Catering will always be our choice for throwing a party.The food was delicious, and it was wonderful how efficient the staff was at making sure the trays never went empty. The bar service was excellent! The buffet was beautiful! We especially appreciate that you accommodated our ethnic dishes in with your menus. We actually got thank you cards from some of our guests thanking us for inviting them! Thanks so much for everything you do.”

Barbara & Frank Manibusan

“Val and the rest of the staff were wonderful. They helped us with some set up that the Sequoia Lodge were late on. It was not their responsibility but they were very willing to help anyway.They did a very nice presentation of the food and everything tasted great! Amy you were very helpful in arranging the menus, wine, beer etc. I so appreciated how responsive and prompt you were in getting back to my questions. My special thanks to you for all the time you gave to me and to Val who was so sweet and professional at the event.”

Linda Moehl

“The service staff was wonderful! The whole poached salmon you suggested was a huge hit! Also, the ice sculpture and the floral arrangement looked fantastic. There was a wide selection of food and enough of a variety to satisfy many tastes. We received many compliments about the food and the presentation. Thanks for all of your help in making our event such a big success!”

Studio Becker

“Everything was very well done. I especially appreciate that every detail of the reception was taken care of by your staff – thank you for a job well done.”

M. McPeak

“You could not believe how delicious the eggs benedict were! Also everyone loved the grits and another favorite was the brie. My daughter in law was amazed at how clean your staff left everything was at the end. Thanks Amy.”

Dr. & Mrs. Barry Parker

“Great event-looked wonderful and great guitarist you arranged for us. I will be using you again!”

Alexandria Real Estate Equities

“My 45 relatives felt they had been treated to something very special. Thank you for a job done very well.”

Rhonda Weber

“The staff was very personable and professional, and the tables were beautiful. We had a custom menu and Amy suggested slight changes that really worked to our advantage. Thanks!”

Lisa Young
Harbor Bay Club