Founded in 1978, Taste Catering and Event Planning is a women-owned company. Taste has offered the very best in catering and event planning for our private and corporate clients in the San Francisco Bay Area. From elaborate high-profile weddings in Napa, to large corporate events in Silicon Valley, to intimate dinners in San Francisco; Taste commits to making every event the best our clients have ever attended.
Starting with the owners and driving forces – Janet Griggs (CFO) and MeMe Pederson (CEO); to our industrious sales team who brings client visions to life; to the heart and soul of Taste – our amazing culinary team, led by Executive Chef, Steven Tevere and Executive Pastry Chef, Rick Griggs; and every department that embodies Taste; we insist upon and deliver excellence in food and service to each of our clients, every time. Only the highest quality ingredients are bought from local growers and producers who engage in organic and sustainable agricultural methods.
Taste does not limit itself to onsite catering; we are also involved in exclusive joint ventures with some noteworthy Bay Area businesses; ‘Press Club’, a venue of elegance and style. Press Club is situated at the foot of the Four Seasons Hotel on Yerba Buena Lane. The choice of world-class beer and wine offer Taste a unique platform for pairing food. Chef Steven has created a delicious lounge menu for casual guests; and he, along with his team, produce beautiful and delicious spreads of food for parties of 20 to 450 guests in the Press Club venue lounges.
The Presidio of San Francisco is home to another exclusive joint venture with the Walt Disney Family Museum, widely known as WDFM. Taste prepares and delivers the WDFM café menu every day it is open. The café is open to the public every day (except Tuesday) from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. One can enjoy a delicious lunch on the patio, or have a picnic on the Great Lawn.
Our most recent venture is with Filoli Mansion and Gardens, a beautiful fairytale setting located just off I-280, in Woodside.
Taste offers a respectful, growth-oriented work environment that encourages excellence and loyalty in its employees, and offers opportunities to those who show integrity and a solid work ethic.