Holiday Catering

April 21, 2015 - Event Catering

Looking for some of the best food in San Francisco? Well, I’ve been seeking out good food my whole life. Call me a food hunter if you will. And wouldn’t the food taste even better if it were free? While the city of San Francisco may be more well known for the intellectual vitality of its community (not to mention its position as a Mecca for LGBTQ citizens), San Francisco is also home to a great diversity of religious persons. And with every religious community comes festive religious gatherings accompanied by high-quality religious catering.

Oh yes, religious gatherings of all shapes and sizes do take place in this liberal city. Who would have thought? Yet with all these religious events comes an extraordinary array of outstanding food (did I mention that San Francisco is diverse?). This leads me to let you in on my personal secret in San Francisco: religious catering is the best catering. Having been dragged to a great number of friends’ siblings’ bar mitzvah’s parties, Chinese New Year parties, even baptism parties, I feel I am an expert on the religious catering scene here in SF. And my food hunting lifestyle has been made all the better for it.

Let me tell you, there is no better field to gain “expert” status in. An Easter caterer brings a multitude of free and delicious pastries. A Chinese New Year caterer will reliably produce mountains and mountains of dumplings all waiting for me to devour them (and roll comfortably home afterward), and don’t even get me started on how much I love Jewish catering. I can say that, for sure, bar mitzvahs catering has given me some good times and great eats! Nothing makes a religious event more palatable than high quality religious catering–except perhaps an open bar.

This all leads me to my favorite, consistently scrumptious, catering company: The San Francisco Catering Company. Just as the city is diverse in its religious population, so is the SF Catering Company diverse in its religious catering. Nothing makes my mouth salivate and my stomach rumble in anticipation, like seeing the SF Catering Company’s truck roll up to a friend’s baptism. Sure, maybe my friend may have ordered Christian catering in order to proclaim her public commitment to accepting Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior–but I only start celebrating when the baptism catering cars show up.

All my mooching off of religious or holiday catering opened my eyes to the fact that, someday, I myself might hire a caterer. Now, as you can probably tell, I’m not as devout as the friends who’s catered parties I attend. But a religious holiday? Bring it on. Nothing pumps up my family and me more than the festivity and celebration surrounding Christmas and Easter. Christmas catering? Count me in next year. Sure, putting up my own religiously inspired catering event might not be as free as all the times I mooched off others. But knowing the great times I had makes me want to do the same for my friends and family, so that they too can experience the tasty times I have.