Park Avenue Catering is a wedding catering company serving Northern California’s wine country, San Francisco and the Greater Bay area. Founded in 1989 by Executive Chef Bruce Riezenman, he and his team of experts combine their many talents and over 25 years of experience to provide outstanding ambiance, delicious food and wine for you and your guests on your special day. The WeddingWire Couple’s Choice award-winning company is the only Certified Green caterer in Napa and Sonoma counties.
Park Avenue Catering is a full-service wedding catering company that is carbon neutral. They prepare sustainable seafood options along with organic ingredients at all of their catered events.
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Park Avenue Catering provides a wide-variety of cuisine styles including the following:
199 Reviews for Park Avenue Catering
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Michelle · Married on 07/03/2020
Could not have had our wedding without them!
We worked with Justine from Park Ave and she and the team at Park Ave were amazing from start to finish!Sent on 09/23/2020
Before we get into the details, the tasting was amazing, my whole family was excited about the menu and Justine was really sweet helping make sure that everyone was enjoying everything - including my mom who was undergoing chemo at the time and not feeling great. Their location in Cotati is convenient and the tasting could not have gone more smoothly.
For planning overall, Justine was so wonderful and communicative, I come from an events background and had about a million questions and there was never one that she couldn't answer almost immediately - even once we got into dreaded Covid period and we were still determining if and how we'd be able to move forward and waiting on California/Sonoma guidelines for service.
Our wedding was extremely impacted by Covid so we went from 110 guests to planning a super small and private, family-only dinner for 13 people and they were amazing every step of the way. At one point Justine had helped me create 3 different versions of our BEO that included different types of service/menus/rentals based on whether we felt comfortable having dinner served onsite, if we were going to do al fresco and have it dropped off earlier, etc. It was a nightmare and she was awesome.
When the day finally arrived the team was prompt, food was delicious, they were very aware of all Covid requirements to ensure that things went smoothly and safely. LOVE Park Ave and would 100% recommend them to anyone.
Melissa Amato · Married on 06/10/2020
Working with Park Avenue for our wedding at Viansa Winery was one of the best decisions we made! They were absolutely perfect in every single way. I am a professional event planner and my (new) husband is a restaurant manager, so many of our friends are industry. A lot of my family works in restaurant related industries too (owners, PR, photography, wine) So we knew right away there was a lot of pressure on us to hit it out of the park, and have the food really impress everyone at our wedding. From the very beginning, Anthony worked with us to develop the perfect Italian inspired menu for our guests. Anthony listened carefully and provided insightful suggestions to make our stellar family style menu come to life. He was also able to provide valuable tips on rentals and other vendors which we really appreciated. The food at our wedding was SO GOOD! People are still raving to us about how good the food was! We did a family style Italian inspired menu which got people talking with people at their tables and encouraged a feeling of togetherness. The sangiovese tri-tip with mushrooms paired with Viansa’s sangiovese was the perfect pairing. We wanted to include a chicken option on our menu because some people don’t eat red meat, and honestly I never have high expectations for catering chicken- but it was delicious! It was perfectly juicy and flavorful. People kept coming up to us to compliment the food all night. I also want to compliment all the servers that work for PA because they were really friendly and cheery the whole night despite it being a bit cold outside. We also got to create a fun Italian dessert bar with PAC which was a big hit with our guests. Tiramisu, cannoli, and gelato which everyone loved. We also utilized the existing pizza oven at Viansa to do late night pizzas which was a fun surprise for guests. My only regret from our wedding is not specifying to our photographer to get some food photos. At least we have the great memories! Anthony was so sweet in packing us up some to go meals as well, which was really a nice touch. We were able to enjoy them the next day and reminisce over our perfect wedding. If you are thinking about working with Park Avenue you absolutely should!Sent on 11/14/2019
Jules Y · Married on 03/15/2020
So good, your guests will thank you
I don't know if I can put into words how great Park Avenue Catering is. But I will try.
I don't live in the USA but we got married in California. I chose them blindly just based on reviews. They offer a massive selection of dishes and cuisines which made the foodie in me happy. ANTHONY IS THE BEST!!! He listened patiently to my questions (I had a lot) and was really open to my ideas. He is so responsive and accommodating of our needs and preferences. We did the tasting a few months before my wedding and he made us feel very special. They should rename it to Park Anthony Catering!! That's how good he is.
On the wedding day, Mark (the banquet manager) and his team executed flawless service. My guests were chasing down the servers for hors d'oeuvres and many guests said it was the best wedding food they had. Anthony had the team pack up the leftovers for us and they were delicious even in the days that followed. We (the couple) also got a special package of all our food, desserts, cheese, cake, apples after the wedding.
Here's what we ultimately chose: Truffle Fries (the best), Ahi Tuna Cones, BBQ Bao Buns, Pizza, Scallops, Tri-tip, Shrimp Saute, Ravioli, Strawberry Salad. It was all SO delicious.
We were so happy. Thanks Anthony, Mark and the rest of the Park Avenue Catering team for everything!!Sent on 03/25/2020
Park Avenue is perfect for large scale weddings and events in our Historic Carriage House. Both Diane and Janine are consummate pros with years of event management experience. Their team is top notch and they consistently deliver a high quality product. They are a trusted partner and are sure to create an unforgettable food and service experience.
Park Avenue Catering does a wonderful job with the food. It's beautifully presented, tastes delicious and the staff are all professional and efficient. I have worked weddings with them many times and they are top notch.
Yes. Park Avenue Catering is just a big, huge YES! Great people and event-geared staff.