Elaine Bell Catering is a premier wedding catering company located in the beautiful Napa Valley, California. The WeddingWire Couple's Choice award-winning company has been serving delicious food throughout the wine country and Greater Bay regions since 1982. The owner, Elaine, loves to cook, eat and entertain; she and her team of experienced catering specialists will be sure to serve you and your guests a delicious customized menu on your special day.
Elaine Bell Catering is a full-service company that provides the following wedding catering and bartending services:
The company offers a wide-variety of local and international cuisine options, including the following:
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Monica · Married on 04/13/2013
Where do I begin? Thank god our planner brought us to EB. We thought we'd found the caterers the day prior to our meeting with them, but holy moly, thank goodness we waited to check EB out. We met Richard at the tasting and fell in love with him. The food was to die for (like Michelin star quality, truly) and the set-up was wonderful at the tasting. We were treated like royalty and even enjoyed a bottle of bubbly to celebrate. Throughout the menu planning process, Richard was nothing but helpful and supportive. Any question we had he was quick to answer and made all adjustments however we wanted them. We had stations and we kept getting compliments all night on how amazing the food was. And the staff was great, as well. The only "complaints" we had were the serving staff was too good -- drinks were placed on tables and they were swiped when people hadn't finished drinking them - ha! And a friend was bummed the food had been cleared because she hadn't had the chance to try something. Not bad complaints, really! Thank you, EB, for making our wedding truly an event to remember. I wish I'd gotten to enjoy more of the food but as the bride, it's always hard :)Sent on 05/23/2013
Mark · Married on 06/01/2019
As people who consider themselves foodies, we were looking for the furthest thing from wedding food, to the point where we wanted the food to be the star of the show (secondary to us of course). Too many times we would attend a wedding to only push food around the plate as it was mediocre at best (yes we are a bit judgmental).Sent on 06/09/2019
Enter Elaine Bell!
Due to being on the East Coast, we had to go through online reviews and word of mouth to figure out who we would talk to. Eventually we narrowed our choices to 3, and set up phone calls with all of them. Dustin was our contact at Elaine Bell and he was flexible, able to work within our budget, and provided excellent descriptions of what Elaine Bell could offer. We thought his attitude towards the food was exactly what we were looking for, and signed on (pre-tasting as we couldn’t jet set across the country before choosing). What a great decision!
When we did finally make it out there to taste after going back and forth over email about menu items, the food was OUTSTANDING. Definitely one of our favorite meals to date in the Napa area (and we eat for a hobby). Left the tasting pumped and overly full (and likely pleasantly spoiled our dinner 5 hours later)
Come wedding day, our tasting food showed up to our event, no different than the tasting- same exceptional quality :) Our guests unsolicitedly came up to us all night exclaiming about how fantastic the food was and my NYC foodie friends declared it was “not wedding food” (which is a HUGE compliment to us). Dustin even came over to make sure we were happy and we could not have been more thrilled. My wife was only disappointed that she couldn’t eat more in all the excitement. To top it all off, they sent us with a little cooler with our key-lime pie cupcakes (which they specifically made for us at request and were AMAZING).
Best decision ever (besides marrying my wife
Farida · Married on 09/01/2018
Our daughter got married at the Secret Garden in Bodega Bay, CA. A magical venue for such an occasion. But what made the event truly amazing was the outstanding quality of food prepared for this event. Everything from the three beet salad to the 48-hour braised short ribs, cedar plank salmon and the amazing sweet pea risotto, to the delicious mini chocolate mousse and crème brulé, was of absolute top quality. The 19-member service staff, whether manning the bars or serving the tables, everything was first class. I would highly recommend this amazing caterer to anybody wanting a guaranteed successful event. Jennifer was a star to work with.Sent on 09/04/2018
Elaine Bell Catering is an amazing full-service catering company that goes above and beyond for all of their clients to ensure an flawless event! Elaine herself is one of the sweetest, most humble, and creative chefs I know. She delivers high quality food for small parties and weddings to large scale corporate holiday parties alike and her food, delivery and presentation is always fresh, innovative, and super creative! I've worked with Elaine on multiple events and every time have been nothing but impressed with her team's service. They go above and beyond with customer service and their wait staff is trained impeccably. I'd recommend her team - and food - for any event!
I have been so fortunate to work with Elaine Bell and her team on several occasions. Not only is their food incredible and innovative but their staff goes above and beyond your typical catering staff. I tell all of my clients that the caterers are one of the most important aspects (if not THE most important!) of their wedding day and what they provide is a lot more than the food. You really can't go wrong when working with Elaine Bell. They make my job easy and I know I can rest assured on the big day that my clients are in good hands.
If you want excellent outside the box amazing, over the top delicious, then hire Elaine Bell Catering for your next event! My company, A Dream Wedding, use them for our weddings in the Sonoma and Napa Valley's and always love the feedback from our clients. They are the "foodies" caterer! Owner of A Dream Wedding