Loading...

Please wait ...

Preferred Sonoma Caterers logo
P

Preferred Sonoma Caterers

Petaluma, California

(145)

Get a free quote from this professional

Get a free quote from this professional

Photos (10)

See all

Reviews (145)

Leave a review
5/5

145 customer reviews

Loading...
4 December 2019

Wonderful food. Wonderful people. Even had a charity-based coffee and cookie set-up when I came to pick up Thanksgiving  essentials. These ladies are golden.

Reviewed on Yelp

13 November 2019

Like everyone else on this page, I can't speak highly enough of the team at Preferred Sonoma. Karen & Edie made the entire planning process a breeze. They were quick to respond to all of my (many) emails and always had the perfect solution to any challenge we were running into as my (now) husband and I planned our wedding at the Highlands Estate. Unfortunately, our venue was right next the fires in Sonoma. Karen and her team were on call, ready to do whatever we needed to make the wedding a success. Karen made herself available to us day and night as well scrambled to figure out a backup plan. She called out other potential venues to determine what rentals we would need and worked directly with the venue point of contact to handle the details so we didn't have to. Luckily, we were able to host our wedding as planned but Karen and her team made us feel confident that no matter the outcome, the wedding would be perfect.Despite the fires preventing a few staff from coming to the venue, everything was absolutely perfect. It wasn't until the end of the evening that we even knew they were down a few people. The food was absolutely fantastic. Multiple people mentioned that it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. If you're looking for a caterer for your wedding or any event, Preferred Sonoma is a no brainer. You will have a wonderful experience from beginning to end. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

10 November 2019

Edie - I want to thank you, Karen and your team for their invaluable contribution to my husband's birthday party. It was a great party and in large thanks to Preferred Sonoma Catering. Everyone complemented the food, presentation and the service! Your team showed consulate professionalism throughout with an attention to detail that supports your reputation as the leading caterer in the North Bay.We are now spoiled and wouldn't consider anyone else in the future. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

17 October 2019

Preferred Sonoma Caterers is, without a doubt, the best caterer I've ever had the pleasure to work with. Amber, Timber, and Edie were invaluable in helping me plan our open house celebration that was held several weeks ago and their input was exactly right for the occasion. When Annie Laurie, Steven, and Holly arrived the morning of our event, their precision in setting up for the day was amazing to watch and was done to perfection. The day turned out to be quite hot and they were ready to handle the situation with ease, moving the delicious food into areas more suitable and keeping all of our guests comfortable with the liquids of their choice. Their demeanor could not have been more inviting and engaging and we are still receiving words of praise for Preferred Sonoma Caterers and the fantastic job that they all did. I would not hesitate to use their services in the future and would be more than willing to recommend them to anyone looking for a professional and talented catering business. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

12 October 2019

Preferred Sonoma Caterers is extraordinary!! They catered our wedding last month, and they did a phenomenal job. Amber, Edie and the entire team are wonderful to work with - they made the entire planning process easy. We were impressed by how much they handle... we went in for a tasting, and when we left, we had picked out our place settings and all of our rentals!Our wedding day was absolutely perfect. We received so many compliments from guests on the food and service. Many said it was the best food at a wedding they've ever had! The PSC team also did a fantastic job of taking care of me and my husband. It seemed there was always a server nearby to check on us, make sure we were well fed, and had a full wine glass :) We are so happy to have worked with PSC, and highly recommend them! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

30 September 2019

We got married in Santa Rosa in a redwoods grove in July and had over a year to plan so have been working with Preferred Sonoma catering for a while.  The venue is bare bones so if you need a catering company to come in with full service and deliver on fantastic local food and service for a reasonable price then this is your company . Edie won us over on the first meeting where she laid out the day and the food options based on their direct experience with our venue and all the while asking us questions on our preferences and our story which no other caterer did. We honestly can not think of any category that they can improve.. the guests raved about the food (and I do feel like the standards are high for NorCal) and they worked seamlessly with our other venues and the drinks never stopped flowing ! Can not recommend them enough More...

Reviewed on Yelp

9 September 2019

Amber and Edie were absolutely phenomenal to work with and I would recommend to anyone in a heartbeat! The food was absolutely delicious for the slightly lower budget I had and everyone was commenting on how good the food was the whole night. The night-of staff was so professional, kind and helpful, and as a bride, I didn't even have to think twice about anything that night. PSC was by far one of my best vendor decisions!!! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

23 July 2019

Friendly great 1 dollar cookies

Reviewed on Google Maps

1 July 2019

Choosing Preferred Sonoma Caterers was by far the best decision I made during my entire wedding process. They have been my rock; ready and able to fix any problems or answer the millions of questions I've had. Edie in particular has been an angel sent from above.  THIS is customer service, and I am so, so grateful for this company and the people working for it. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

24 May 2019

If I could give higher than 5 stars, I would do so in a heartbeat. Not sure where to start on how invaluable Preferred Sonoma Caterers was to our wedding experience last November at The Secret Gardens in Bodega. First of all, Amber and her team were phenomenal to work with. We could tell how knowledgeable and on the ball Amber was even after exchanging just a few sentences with her. Our first meeting was extremely informative and efficient and you could tell that she works hard to make each catering experience personalized to the client's style. Aside from meetings with Amber, I corresponded mostly with Edie from the office and she was so incredible at answering all of my questions throughout the process with such a quick turnaround. Next - THE FOOD. WAS. AWESOME!We went with the Sonoma County Bounty display with cheese, fruit, bread, and crackers as our hors d'oeuvres during cocktail hour, which I got a lot of really good feedback on from many of our guests. For dinner, we had a family style salad served to the tables immediately along with bread and olives, and then a buffet of braised beef short ribs  with truffle sauce (the MVP of the meal), lemon and rosemary roasted chicken with fig gastrique, white cheddar potato gratin, toasted pearl couscous with butternut squash and currants, and grilled vegetables. My mouth is watering just writing about it! I wish I could hire them to cook for me everyday.For our guests with dietary restrictions, I just noted where they were sitting and what their restrictions were in our seating chart and they brought out a special dish to accommodate them. They also noted which dishes were gluten-free and dairy-free at the buffet itself in case anyone wanted to go back for more. We got married over 6 months ago now, and just the other day someone brought up how good they thought our wedding food was. Luckily we did get to eat on the day (I know not all brides and grooms have that luxury), but also the team boxed up two meals from the buffet for myself and my husband for us to enjoy later. Even reheated it was absolutely delicious.As for rentals, they work with the company and place the order for whatever customized items you choose along with all of the standard necessities. They had two companies to choose from - Encore or JRB. (We went with Encore for the rose gold flatware and copper chargers. No regrets.) I found it helpful to have them take care of that piece. One less thing that we had to worry about!The team the day of also blew me away. During my first meeting with Amber she mentioned that they could set out table decorations once they place the linens as long as I have them organized with clear instructions for the team. This was incredibly helpful and they did an amazing job. I am so grateful for them. They even boxed everything back up for us in the end! Truly above and beyond. Everything overall was absolutely seamless and I'm so very happy that we chose to work with them. They were truly worth every single penny that we spent and I would recommend them to anyone! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

20 May 2019

I am a wedding photographer who recently got to work along side of PSC! I was BEYOND impressed with their efficiency, their care, & their efforts to make everything amazing! !! Everything was on-time, & delicious. Nothing was dry or soggy, or not well presented. The food was BEYOND delicious!!! All of the wait staff was exceptional!  As well, they had a vendor buffet for all of the vendors!! In every way, 100% would hands down recommend this company!!! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

28 April 2019

Preferred Sonoma Caterers did a phenomenal job with our event, "Pints for Paws." They listened to our needs and provided the perfect menu for our event with a focus on vegan and vegetarian choices. We couldn't be more pleased. We received many compliments from our guests as well. The ratatouille dish was OUT OF THIS WORLD. Everyone at PSC was courteous and professional. We can't wait for our next opportunity to work with Amber and her talented team of food artists!~Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

28 December 2018

Amber and Edie are truly what made our wedding day so flawless. Amber came to the wedding venue with us beforehand and walked around, showing us how the day would go. Her many ideas to fit our budget were outstanding. Edie was always so responsive whenever we had a question or change in plan. The food was DELICIOUS. We got so many compliments from friends and family about how mouthwatering everything was. We absolutely love the way our wedding day turned out and a huge thank you goes to Amber and her team. We really appreciate all they did for us and would recommend them to anyone who wants to have THE PERFECT DAY! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

17 December 2018

Preferred Sonoma Caterers provided the excellent menu of goodies at the Hansel BMW Holiday party and could not have been better! The wonderful staff generously made the rounds with incredible hors d'oeuvres, hot from the mobile onsite kitchen in a tent, including a crab tartlet and a Korean short rib piled on top of sushi rice cake, scrumptious!In addition to the excellent hors d'oeuvres was a hot bar of melt in your mouth short ribs and the best mash potatoes I have ever tasted!Of course they had a premium charcuterie table and a desert table too!If your hosting a premium event in the area, I have no idea what the cost would be, but I would certainly obtain a quote form PSC. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

25 November 2018

Amber, Edie, and the entire PSC team were amazing from start to finish! Edie was so responsive and Amber really helped us shape the catering of our wedding! PSC is a preferred vendor for Gloria Ferrer for a reason! The food was amazing, everything was displayed beautifully, and they worked with the multiple sites within our venue with ease. We had several dietary requests that Amber was able to accommodate. The day of team did an amazing job! We also really appreciated that PSC provided displays for our dessert table with items from their shop and made it look lovely. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

25 November 2018

Amber, Edie, and the entire PSC team were amazing from start to finish! Edie was so responsive and Amber really helped us shape the catering of our wedding! PSC is a preferred vendor for Gloria Ferrer for a reason! The food was amazing, everything was displayed beautifully, and they worked with the multiple sites within our venue with ease. We had several dietary requests that Amber was able to accommodate. The day of team did an amazing job! We also really appreciated that PSC provided displays for our dessert table with items from their shop and made it look lovely. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

22 October 2018

I can't even compile words that are worthy to compliment the incredible team at PSC. When my husband and I first started planning our wedding, we both agreed that our priorities are a great band and great food (and lots of booze). We've been to enough weddings to know to bring down our standards when it comes to wedding food, but Amber is a powerhouse! There was not one thing that wasn't absolutely delicious and perfectly cooked! How did she do that for 162 people Magic, that's how. We hired them to cater our Sonoma vineyard wedding this past April based on reviews and we are so glad we did!! Amber and Edie are a dynamic duo. They were flexible, patient, insightful and responsive. The wedding industry made the wedding planning phase quite unpleasant, but PSC brought light into our experience with their integrity and transparency. We really miss dealing with them!They not only executed a delectable menu for our wedding, but also took care of the equipment rental for us! This was a one-stop-shop and they did an incredible job at creating the table we wanted; simple yet elegant. Six months later and we are STILL getting compliments from our guests about the food! Amber is not only extremely talented, she is also very passionate about her business as evidenced by the experience we and our guests had. Everything from the food, to the tables, to the professional serving staff enhanced our wedding tremendously! And in the middle of all the craziness, Amber even made the time to help my MOH bustle my very heavy gown! She is just incredible and we wouldn't hesitate to give them our strongest endorsement to anyone who wants to make their event that much more special. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

17 October 2018

Hello Catering Team! Wow. Words cannot describe how amazing our wedding was. We wanted to reach out and give you are biggest thanks. It really could not have gone any smoother than it did. We enjoyed the food so much. I have to say, all the weddings we have worked and attended over the last 14 years, we have NEVER heard so many compliments, over the top raves about the food. It was and absolute hit.The Petite Potatoes with Braised Short Rib were highly talked about, along with the Steak with Chimichurri and the Corn Succotash. Just to give a few highlights! Thank you for your art of cuisine, the service and general flow of the event. It could not have been any more perfect for us. Wishing you the best,The Careys More...

Reviewed on Yelp

30 September 2018

9/18/2018SIMPLY AMAZING! We can't say enough praises on how wonderful Amber, Edie, and the entire team at PSC are. We got married at the Secret Gardens and knew that we wanted a caterer familiar with the quirky setup of the venue. This team is the one to hire! We knew we were in good hands from the beginning; Edie was super helpful and very responsive, and Amber made the entire process easy, seamless, and fun. In fact, they were so fantastic that we asked them to caterer our brunch on the bluffs the following day.The FOOD! Our friends and family are still talking about how amazing the food was at the wedding. I work in hospitality and know how difficult it is to run a banquet event and to maintain the food quality. We had two passed apps, the bounty cheese & fruit display and added charcuterie; two types of salads family style, and a full buffet with chicken, braised beef, farro, veggies, and ravioli (these were mouth-watering). For dessert, we had their classy cups and s'mores, and asked that they assist to set up our cookie table (hometown tradition). Not only did everything look great, but it tasted even better. We've already had a couple of friends reach out for recommendations!A huge THANK YOU to this entire team - you've exceeded our expectations. If we can give a better rating, we would. We highly recommend PSC, and suggest that you contact them if planning an event in or around the Sonoma/Petaluma/Bodega Bay area. They will be the first ones we call should we host an event that way again. More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

30 September 2018

Sonoma Preferred is the best catering company! Delicious, healthy, locally sourced when possible - the food is delectable without breaking the budget. So easy to work with, community minded, and full of solutions to every problem! We use them every year! More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

18 September 2018

A huge thank you to Amber, Edie, and team at PSC. Cannot say enough about how wonderful it was to work with you all. Your service, professionalism, and responsive is unmatched. Plus the FOOD! So delicious and exceeded our expectations all around. More...

Reviewed on Facebook

18 September 2018

SIMPLY AMAZING! We can't say enough praises on how wonderful Amber, Edie, and the entire team at PSC are. We got married at the Secret Gardens and knew that we wanted a caterer familiar with the quirky setup of the venue. This team is the one to hire! We knew we were in good hands from the beginning; Edie was super helpful and very responsive, and Amber made the entire process easy, seamless, and fun. In fact, they were so fantastic that we asked them to caterer our brunch on the bluffs the following day.

The FOOD! Our friends and family are still talking about how amazing the food was at the wedding. I work in hospitality and know how difficult it is to run a banquet event and to maintain the food quality. We had two passed apps, the bounty cheese & fruit display and added charcuterie; two types of salads family style, and a full buffet with chicken, braised beef, farro, veggies, and ravioli (these were mouth-watering). For dessert, we had their classy cups and s'mores, and asked that they assist to set up our cookie table (hometown tradition). Not only did everything look great, but it tasted even better. We've already had a couple of friends reach out for recommendations!

A huge THANK YOU to this entire team - you've exceeded our expectations. If we can give a better rating, we would. We highly recommend PSC, and suggest that you contact them if planning an event in or around the Sonoma/Petaluma/Bodega Bay area. They will be the first ones we call should we host an event that way again.
More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

18 September 2018

SIMPLY AMAZING! We can't say enough praises on how wonderful Amber, Edie, and the entire team at PSC are. We got married at the Secret Gardens and knew that we wanted a caterer familiar with the quirky setup of the venue. This team is the one to hire! We knew we were in good hands from the beginning; Edie was super helpful and very responsive, and Amber made the entire process easy, seamless, and fun. In fact, they were so fantastic that we asked them to caterer our brunch on the bluffs the following day.The FOOD! Our friends and family are still talking about how amazing the food was at the wedding. I work in hospitality and know how difficult it is to run a banquet event and to maintain the food quality. We had two passed apps, the bounty cheese & fruit display and added charcuterie; two types of salads family style, and a full buffet with chicken, braised beef, farro, veggies, and ravioli (these were mouth-watering). For dessert, we had their classy cups and s'mores, and asked that they assist to set up our cookie table (hometown tradition). Not only did everything look great, but it tasted even better. We've already had a couple of friends reach out for recommendations!A huge THANK YOU to this entire team - you've exceeded our expectations. If we can give a better rating, we would. We highly recommend PSC, and suggest that you contact them if planning an event in or around the Sonoma/Petaluma/Bodega Bay area. They will be the first ones we call should we host an event that way again. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

31 August 2018

Great staff/workers

Reviewed on Google Maps

5 August 2018

Amber, Edie, and the rest of the Preferred Sonoma Caterers team were absolutely amazing! From the first meeting with Amber, we knew we were in wonderful hands. When our wedding venue cancelled on us at the last minute, Amber and her team went out of their way to help us find a new location and adapt our plan to the new venue. Amber made phone calls to anyone she could think of, even though she was on vacation during the time of our venue canceling! Amber and her team were so professional and were always quick to respond to our emails and phone calls (and we had many)!!

The PSC team went above and beyond on the day of the wedding. It was a very hot day and when I (the bride) was about to take a car up to the ceremony site, one of the servers ran inside to get me a giant glass of water. The food and drinks were spectacular, and the service was even better. As the bride and groom, we were worried about having time to eat and visit all of our guests, but the PSC made sure we had food and drinks at all times without needing to go to the buffet. At the end of the night, they packed up any of the leftovers we had so that we could take them home and enjoy the delicious food after the wedding was over. We can't thank them enough for making our day so special! All in all, it was a wonderful experience with an amazing staff and we would recommend Preferred Sonoma for any event!
More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

5 August 2018

Amber, Edie, and the rest of the Preferred Sonoma Caterers team were absolutely amazing! From the first meeting with Amber, we knew we were in wonderful hands. When our wedding venue cancelled on us at the last minute, Amber and her team went out of their way to help us find a new location and adapt our plan to the new venue. Amber made phone calls to anyone she could think of, even though she was on vacation during the time of our venue canceling! Amber and her team were so professional and were always quick to respond to our emails and phone calls (and we had many)!!The PSC team went above and beyond on the day of the wedding. It was a very hot day and when I (the bride) was about to take a car up to the ceremony site, one of the servers ran inside to get me a giant glass of water. The food and drinks were spectacular, and the service was even better. As the bride and groom, we were worried about having time to eat and visit all of our guests, but the PSC made sure we had food and drinks at all times without needing to go to the buffet. At the end of the night, they packed up any of the leftovers we had so that we could take them home and enjoy the delicious food after the wedding was over. We can't thank them enough for making our day so special! All in all, it was a wonderful experience with an amazing staff and we would recommend Preferred Sonoma for any event! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

19 July 2018

Long overdue but PSC was our FAVOURITE VENDOR BY FAR at our 88 person wedding in Sonoma in July 2017. They blew everyone else out of the water with their professionalism, willingness to help, wedding expertise, and creativity to organise a gorgeous and smooth family style dining experience. From our very first meeting with Amber, we felt comfortable from the start and knew we were going to be in GREAT hands. She helped us navigate the process of choosing what food we'd like, organising a tasting according to our tastes and budget, table/chair/linen/cutlery choices, and so much more. On the day of, we had a welcome drink station, a sweet as bar featuring wedding special cocktails, a beautiful Sonoma Bounty, passed appetisers, a family style dinner with such AMAZING food which everyone still RAVES about a year on. We especially love and still dream about the spinach and artichoke ravioli. Many of our guests, including my wife and I, are avid foodies with high expectations of food, and PSC simply went above and beyond. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, Amber, Edie, Karen (for the day of coordination on site), and the rest of the PSC crew. It puts a smile on our face every time we think about this experience.P.S We'd love to know where we can get more ravioli! ;) More...

Reviewed on Yelp

2 July 2018

My wife Jill and I used PSC to cater our wedding in Sonoma and we couldn't have been more pleased with the quality of service and knowledge Amber and her team provide. Their service goes beyond food, which was exceptional. We planned our wedding from Texas and she was always willing to send my wife the information she needed, including linen samples to match with our colors. I couldn't imagine any caterer being more accommodating or easy to work with.They made the day-of so easy for us. We didn't have to worry about any of the set-up or take down, her team hit like a storm and everything was in its placed and looked incredible. Not sure how we could have pulled off such a wonderful day without Amber and her team.I really don't think you will find a better team than Preferred Sonoma Catering for your event! More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

3 June 2018

We absolutely loved working with Amber, Edie, and the rest of the Preferred Sonoma Catering team.  They recently catered our wedding and the food was outstanding!  We received a ton of compliments from guests on the appetizers, entrees, and desserts.  Throughout the entire process Amber and her team were extremely easy to work with.  We  viewed them as a part of our team for making the wedding day a success.  I could not have asked for better service, better people to work with, or more delicious food.  Thank you! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

30 May 2018

The absolute most generous people in Petaluma. Amber and her team are constantly giving to the community they serve. Did I mention their food and service is also unmatched? Could not be more grateful to have you in this town. Thank you for your efforts and incredible dishes! You all Rock!! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

28 May 2018

Amber, Edie and the entire team at Preferred Sonoma Caterers were a dream to work with at our wedding in Healdsburg. The food was AMAZING and they did a great job! !! If I have any other event in the area, I will definitely use them. Book them for your wedding now! More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

28 May 2018

Great food great service and even better people

Reviewed on Google Maps

20 May 2018

PSC are incredible to work with and made our wedding all that we had hoped for and more. Edie is so wonderfully helpful and responsive throughout the entire planning process and Amber brings great tremendous energy as well. We couldn't recommend them more for you wedding catering, staffing and rental needs - they take care of it all and prices are extremely reasonable for their amazing service! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

7 May 2018

Amber and the whole team at Sonoma Preferred Catering were absolutely amazing to work with! The food was absolutely delicious and the presentation was gorgeous! The entire team was incredibly professional and helpful throughout the entire planning process. They are so knowledgable and accommodating they made it a stress-free experience. They worked incredibly well with our planner and our venue, which made everything go very smoothly.
Thank you so much!!
More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

11 April 2018

Excellent food and amazing service. Very easy to work with. The staff at our party were accommodating, friendly and great at their jobs. We especially loved the Sonoma Bounty cheese buffet. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

24 February 2018

Amber, Edie and the entire PSC crew are simply amazing! Food was always one of the most important parts of our wedding for us and they delivered an amazing dining experience for us. They kept the entire event running smoothly and paid so much attention to the details, things we didn't even go over like the bar arrangement and hors d'oeuvres table setup.  Her crew brought us food and drinks while we were taking our photos, she made each plate beautiful without a full kitchen at her disposal (pretty sure she used magic) and sent us off with a plate of food, cookies and other goodies that we ate as soon as we got to our hotel room. Our friends and family continue to mention how great the food was and ask us about the different cheeses or recipes they served! I will continue to hire Preferred Sonoma for our catering needs in the future!! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

15 February 2018

Great food and great people! They generously donated to an event we had and the food was amazing!

Reviewed on Facebook

7 February 2018

Thank you to Amber and the entire team for always providing great food, service and smiles. Thrilled to have such a great caterer in Petaluma!

Reviewed on Facebook

2 January 2018

Christmas Dinner was delivered on Christmas Eve to our surprise. It was an amazing tasting ham, mixed veggies, mashed potatoes, salad and Squash Au gratin! So good and so nice! Thank you Amber and Staff ! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

28 October 2017

Amber is the best at all they do.... from the first meeting to the end of the event her people are professional and the good fantastic. You can't go wrong.

Reviewed on Facebook

19 October 2017

They were really good, the food was amazing I told exactly what I wanted to Amber on the menu. They spilled tomato soup on my grandma (87 years old) and cousin, which everyone knows does not come out. Also there was a form to fill out that stated who gets special left overs prior to the big event, it was my parents, my in-laws and my wedding coordinator, however no one on my form got left overs. Epic fail in my book. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

9 October 2017

I cannot rave ENOUGH about PSC! We hired them because they gave us the cheapest bid, but god can I tell you that the food was incredible! We did the tasting a good 6 mo before the wedding and everything was DELICIOUS even my picky mom loved it. And Amber was so great about adjusting things to what we liked. The day-of, everyone was raving about the food (there were stations so everyone got to try everything). It was seriously so good, my husband and his entire family are very into good and they loved it! Amber was incredibly responsive, had great ideas for creative drinks we could do to make the wine more interesting, was incredibly accommodating, and set up all our tables and chairs exactly like we wanted (they handled our rentals as well). She did two walk throughs with us and answered all our emails promptly. Wish we could do it all over again!! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

25 September 2017

Amber and Edie as well as the PSC team were INCREDIBLE. They made us feel confident from the moment we connected with them. They take pride in being 4th generation Petaluma, sourcing local and fresh ingredients, and helping your event go off seamlessly. They entertained my food requests and helped me build the ice cream bar of my dreams! I literally ate my entire plate of food at my own wedding, which for a bride, is a rare treat. It was all SO delicious. Amber went above and beyond, she even did my bustle and removed my veil for me when I was struggling in the bathroom with my bridesmaids. She is such a pro and made us all feel so comfortable and at ease. I could not give higher accolades for Amber and the PSC crew. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

1 August 2017

Oh My God! Amber is absolutely amazing! Amber catered my wedding on July 7th,2017 and the food was just as good as the tasting was! We chose a salmon, a meat and veggie dish with the sides of green beans and rosemary potatoes which  was completely gluten free for the most part. Amber was very willing and learned as much as she could about gluten free and knew from working with temples about kosher, even though she does not have a kosher kitchen. She was so easy to work with and was very willing to do whatever request we asked for. However, her assistant Edie, was not as easy to work with and before considering our request, she would just say no or give an excuse. However, Amber told us to just contact her if we have any request because my mom called a meeting with her to talk about some of her concerns. We could not imagine to have any other caterer do any better! The food tasted so good and every single person had complimented her cooking. My Husband's cousin said she usually sees wedding food  being below airplane food and rather eat that, but was happily surprised because it was better than most high class restaurants do not even taste that good. The food was amazing and even was great as the few leftovers we had as she made us a box dinner just incase we didn't get a chance to eat as weddings can be hectic. Truly amazing and very knowledgeable! would highly recommend!!! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

13 July 2017

A bit of perspective: going into the wedding planning process, I was extremely skeptical of caterers, and especially caterers who did weddings.  My plan was to cater it myself, make an enormous paella, serve it on paper plates with some excellent wine, and declare victory.  Unfortunately, J wanted a groom on our wedding day, rather than a paella chef, so I reluctantly agreed to find a caterer---convinced that I would end up underwhelmed with the food, and overwhelmed by the cost.  [The quid pro quo of that deal was that I did end up making the enormous paella for our rehearsal dinner.]Simply put, I was completely blown away by Sonoma Caterers.  The entire experience exceeded my wildest expectations (for a skeptic, i have surprisingly high expectations), from the initial email exchanges and tasting, to the end of the wedding when they packed up the extra food into meal-for-two boxes for us.  First, the food was amazing.  [You know its a good caterer when they refuse to give you the heirloom tomato salad at your tasting because "they aren't quite at the peak of their season yet".]  The attention to detail both in selection of ingredients, food preparation, as well as presentation (we went with "family-style" serving) seemed less like what you would expect from a wedding meal, and more like what you would get from a nice farmhouse restaurant (or a home-cooked meal from your  Auntie Veronique---the one who runs a community garden in the Luberon region in the south of france).  Beyond the food itself, I was amazed at how helpful they were with the ordering/delivering and setting up of all the tables and the chairs (for both the dinner and the ceremony).  As with everything, it really was the attention to detail that was most startling, and the way all the really little things were done perfectly---putting out the flowers that we had arranged, incorporating the menus that we had printed out (and then left in a stack on a chair) into each place setting, artfully arranging the ceremony programs (that we, again, had left in a stack somewhere), etc.   Each of these little details seems trivial, but they all added up, and imparted a kind of unexpected grace and elegance [dinner was in a barn...we were expecting 'sincere' and 'rustic', and instead got 'sincerely mind-blowingly elegant and magically rustic'.  And this brings me to the best part---Amber and Edie (and the rest of the Sonoma Caterer team) really listened to what we wanted, and made it happen.  Special cocktail recipe? Not a problem.  Emailed over the recipe ("must be served with mint and strawberry garnishes"), left the alcohol in a pile in the barn on Friday, and ended up with the exact cocktail, rendered in wedding-sized quantities, elegantly served (with mint and strawberries).   Family member with allergies to black pepper, onions, carrots, and who knows what else.  Not a problem--special meal prepared just for them.   We have a beehive in our yard and thought it would be nice to have some of our honey served at the wedding.  Great idea!  Dropped off a bit of honeycomb, and it ended up paired perfectly with one of the cheeses at our cocktail hour (and, as with everything else, the guests were delighted by this).  We had two 40lb hubbard squash that we had grown in our little backyard and stored over the winter in our garage.  Sheepishly asked Amber if they would be willing to prepare and serve a hubbard squash soup at our wedding, made out of our own hubbard squash.  Of course!  Left the squash on their doorstep Thursday morning, and ended up with the best squash soup I have ever had at our Saturday wedding (and I know my way around a squash soup---there was no leftover soup anywhere at the wedding..)   All told, these were the (big, and little) things that ended up making our wedding feel like it really reflected who we are.  For this, we can't thank Amber, Edie, and the other folks at Sonoma Caterers enough. More...

Reviewed on Yelp