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McCalls Catering

McCalls Catering

San Francisco, CA
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    Melinda Married on 06/29/2019
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    Look no further.. hire McCalls for all your wedding needs.

    My husband, Ben, and I got married at Dipsea Gardens last June. Dipsea Gardens is a multi- level primarily outdoor space overlooking Stinson Beach. If you don't know the area, Stinson Beach is in a beautiful and slightly remote location on the California coast. We fell in love with the venue immediately but we knew choosing this venue came with a unique set of challenges. Access to the town was limited and choosing an outdoor venue made us susceptible to the often unpredictable California coastal weather. Since we've worked with McCalls previously we knew they could handle this unique site from beginning, middle, and end- they did not disappoint.

    Since the town and venue didn't offer much in terms of wedding rentals everything was brought in from San Francisco/ Marin. Given the unique landscape and varying weather we had multiple onsite visits to figure out all possible scenarios that might transpire the week of our wedding. They were prepared, made sure to reserve heaters and tenting in case we needed but also be conscious of our vision and budget.

    We had a very specific vision for what we wanted- everything centered around the view of the ocean and an alfresco family-style dining experience. Our wedding planner, Lauren, took copious notes on what we wanted and the experience we envisioned for our guests. Lauren helped us create a perfect menu for the cocktail hour - one that reflected the season our beach venue. We had beautiful and bountiful ceviche & oyster bar along with some delicious passed appetizers of all of our favorite things such as tomatillo chicken tacos, beef filet, and Spiedino caprese.

    Nick our Maitre d' and Bar manager/cocktail specialist extraordinaire developed some delicious "his and hers" craft cocktails - for her a ginger mint margarita with a hint of mandarin; and his a rye whiskey with lavender, lemon & honey. Needless to say they were a huge hit with our guests.

    For Dinner we wanted a family-style dining experience for our guests. We brought in Pizza Politana, a vendor who specializes in wood fired pizza for our main course. McCalls provided everything else on our dinner menu. Our guests were treated to an amuse-bouche of tomato water (a McCalls specialty), a leafy green salad, prawns 'a la plancha',roasted veggies, and a plethora of petite sweets, pot au crèmes and strawberries.
    In addition to helping us create a menu, she kept us organized, and on schedule during our planning process. She was patient with our sometimes indecisiveness and busy schedules and always supportive not only as our planner but as a friend.

    On the day of, I threw a lot of curve balls at McCalls regarding my family and personal tasks. I was met with a willingness to do anything and everything to make this lifetime event so memorable. Our event manager Nick & personal butler Felix checked in on us, the wedding party, and immediate family constantly throughout the evening. Numerous friends and family told us how helpful, fun, and thoughtful the entire staff was - referring to everyone by name.

    McCalls exceeded our vision for what our perfect wedding could be. My husband and I have received so many compliments on the food, service, and staff. A true testament of the McCalls team dedication to us and their clients.
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    Gina Married on 10/27/2012
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    We worked with Anna at McCalls and she was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was so helpful in helping us create and design our dream wedding. And the day of we were grealy impressed. McCalls's service was exceptional! Everytime my new husband and I turned around someone was there to hand us a drink or ask if we needed anything. The food was delicious and displayed beautifully. There was not a thing McCall's didn't do above and beyond and we are so grateful we had the opportunity to work with them on our most speical day. Thank you Anna and McCall's!
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    Michael Married on 11/07/2009
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    We worked with Anna who has become a great friend to us over the process of planning the wedding. Since our first meeting she has been an unbelievable resource and wealth of ideas and options for us to choose from. With so many options it was helpful to work with a caterer that had the expertise to guide us through the process while letting us maintain our freedom to make the big decisions on our own. We were blown away at how everything transpired on the day of the big event - they took care of EVERYTHING and turned our special day into a fairytale.
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    Carolyn Married on 08/29/2009
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    Anna Williams was our Catering Manager and Miguel Torres was our florist. Both Anna and Miguel did a wonderful job. They responded to all of our inquiries, whether it be via email or phone, in a timely manner. They were flexible with scheduling our tastings and sampling since my husband lived in Long Beach. They were both so easy to work with and made planning our wedding so much fun.

    Anna was able to refer us to other vendors (i.e. baker, DJ, entertainment, etc.) which helped us with our planning. Since she already knew and had worked with these vendors, we trusted that they would do a great job and they did! We didn't have to do a blind search on the internet.

    The flowers that Miguel made were incredible! They really enhanced the venue of our ceremony and reception. Miguel was able to suggest flowers and types of vases that was affordable and went well with our venue's ambiance. All of our guests said the flowers made the reception venue more romantic.

    My husband and I already discussed it. When we renew our vows, we are definitely calling McCall back. We hope that Anna and Miguel are still around to help us :)
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    Pamela Married on 06/04/2007
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    This was one of the best catering experiences I've had. The food was decent for catering food and the service was exceptional. I believe they catered the hors douvres at the event. If they did the lamb chops are ridicilously good. The lamb is always better than the main course served.