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In October of 2013, my husband and I hosted our first Halloween party. The amount of planning was unlike any other party my husband and I had ever given, and we are seasoned hosts. Not only did we have to decorate the inside AND the outside of the house, but there were costumes and invitations and so many other details. I knew we could not handle doing the food ourselves for approximately sixty guests. But never having used a caterer before, I was anxious. So, I came to YELP to find one. And boy, did I find one! Annette!! I visited her website, then sent an email asking for a phone call. She responded promptly asking me when was it convenient for her to call me. I told her the next day between 11a-1p. She called at 10:59!! I liked how it was starting. We discussed my plans for the party, and I was worried that a caterer would be hesitant to use a couple of my recipes, but Annette was more than happy to accommodate me! I also asked her about creating some themed foods. "Would you be able to make sandwiches shaped like coffins?" "Of course!", she said. "How about some mozzarella cheese balls that look like eyeballs??" "Absolutely!", she replied. Wow! It seemed she was having as much fun planning my party as I was! After months of planning, the evening arrived, and she was at my home exactly when she said she would be. She didn't trouble me asking where anything was (such as extra bowls or utensils, etc.) as she saw how busy I was running around lighting candles and making punch and getting into costume! I barely even noticed she was there at the party. What I did notice was that every time I grabbed a warm appetizer, it was still warm. Every time I grabbed a cold one, it was cold. My husband even commented that Annette was like a referee on a football field. Right there in the middle of the action, but hardly noticeable and somehow staying out of the way! With trays of food, no less! I would recommend Annette as anyone's caterer with absolutely no hesitation. Her food was delicious, she was always prompt in her responses, her service was impeccable, and her prices reasonable. It was our most successful party ever, and it was only possible with Annette's help. - Kelly D.
My company utilizes the services of Hosted by Annette Catering regularly- they are our primary caterer for the greater Bay Area, and for very good reason. The food, customer service, and impression left by Hosted by Annette is impeccable. We trust no one else to meet our standards, as we cater events for our highest priority clients and must leave a lasting impression for our company.

From the beginning of working with Hosted by Annette on any given event, the event planning staff is thoroughly knowledgeable and eager to assist you in any way possible. We work directly with Annette- of whom I cannot possibly speak highly enough. Annette is exceptionally helpful with all requests, follows through with all communications nearly instantaneously, and will do anything in her power to make your event work the way you want it to. She knows myself and my company, our preferences and needs, and makes getting all of our catering events planned simple and efficient.

Annette's food is phenomenal. She is a master of her craft and is flexible to adjust any menu to the way you need it. The chefs take pride in what they serve, and this is obvious from the beautiful displays of food. No matter what you order, know it will be delicious and they will not serve less than their best on any event, no matter how busy they may be. We receive many many compliments each and every time we serve food from Hosted by Annette Catering- there are always guests asking for business cards.

And finally, the staff sent to each event cannot be overlooked. They are all perfectly professional, timely, and aware of the needs of the guests to any event. We never need to worry if we are running late to an event, as the Hosted by Annette staff is always setting up on time and making the display beautiful without any direction needed. Guests love the serving staff- they are very friendly and knowledgeable of the food they are serving.
– Erica
You were absolutely wonderful and made my 70th birthday party a success. The food was tasty, varied and beautifully presented. Many of my guests commented on it and asked who was my caterer. You arrived even before the agreed upon time, to start preparing everything and it felt like you knew my kitchen as your own. You were very attentive and did not miss a thing. Everything went smoothly, with good timing, and on top of it all, you left the kitchen spotless with everything put away. I will definitely use your services again and give your name to anyone looking for a great caterer. Thank you so much for making my day so special. My very best to both of you.
– Annie J.B.
From the bottom of our hearts, Brian and I would like to thank you for all of your commitments of time, creativity and spirit to Parkmont Players. You have been a wonderful and valuable partner and have enabled us to make our events something truly special and memorable for both the parents and children involved. 

As you know the after school theatre group at Parkmont Elementary that we run is a non-profit, free to all 4-6th grades program. Brian and I volunteer our time to run it and rely on donations and our one and only fundraiser Dinner Theatre, to financial support the program. We attribute the majority of our fundraising success for the "Dinner Theatre" event to your fantastic company and staff!!! 

As we've said before, the food becomes the main topic of discussion well before tickets go on sale! People come to see their children of course, but our staggering numbers over the past few years are directly connected to people knowing that they will be feasting on a scrumptious meal that you have so generously catered at "below cost" to us. 

Thank you again, for your continued support and amazing donation. It truly has been a joy working with getting to know you over the years.
– Kristen Stewart & Brian Benevides,
I just wanted to express my thanks to you and Erica for helping to make our graduation celebration such a success. The food was just delicious and the kitchen was left in great condition. I received many compliments on your delicious meal. My husband enjoyed another helping of the pasta after all our guests had left.

You are so efficient and responsive and made the entire planning process so easy. I do not entertain that much so it was such a relief to have such professional help! Many thanks to you again. I will certainly use you again when I come up with another reason to throw a bash!
– Cindy
Thank you again for the wonderful food. It was delicious! My husband Nick and I very much appreciate your work and we certainly hope to work with you again the in the future.
– Janet
Thank you so much for sharing and helping make our day special and memorable with all of your efforts.
– Tony and Megan
Thank you Annette! The day/night was wonderful and I so appreciate all that you did to add to the success of our party! Everyone said the food was outstanding. What can you say when the food is all gone!!!! Thank you again and again, you were such a part of our wedding. Until next time….
– Carolyn and Wally
Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did! The food was amazing! Everyone has praised the food over and over again! I will pass on your info to people. We do parties a lot and we will definitely be using you again!
– Keri Menges
Thank you for catering such a delicious menu and for helping me set up all the food!!! Everyone complimented all your work!! We will call for our next party
– Ally
I really appreciated your consideration of our budget, food preferences and presentation. The day of our celebration the quality of the menu items and service was excellent! Everyone was impressed with your staff AND they repeatedly told us how GREAT the food was. The latter is really an accomplishment from some of my, 20foodie' friends.

Once again, thank you for making May 18th such a happy day!
– Rosie & Steve
Thank you for the delicious tea sandwiches. The ladies all said they would like more of your sandwiches and less cookies. The asparagus wraps were beautiful
– Robin
Thank you so very much for making our wedding a success. Everything was perfect! We're going to recommend you to anyone who's looking for a caterer.
– Marie and JD
The Assistance League of Amador Valley would like to thank you for the delicious Brie Cranberry Puffs you servered to more than 700 guests at our very successful Home Tour. The puffs were excellent. Thanks so much!
– Nancy Dewees
   Assistance League of Amador Valley
Your catered tea sandwiches and spinach salad for the September 11th Forest Home Farms Victorian Tea helped to make the event a great success. The food was delicious and we heard many comments.
– Jean Ohman
   City of San Ramon
As always, you and your staff have out done yourselves.
– Susan Evans
I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you so much for the excellent catering you did for my daughter, Katie's wedding. The food was marvelous (wereceived many wonderful compliments from the attendees!). Your attentive service and professionalism was so appreciated! Your staff was friendly and always available to help us with any request we had...including borrowing a bow tie for the father of the bride who couldn't find his!

As you know, we decorated the tables ourselves. As it came time to go to the ceremony, I realized that I had not lighted the candles that where at each table. "Oh well, I thought..they just won't be lit!" To my surprise, when we returned to the hall, there were 14 tables..all with lit candles! You and your staff noticed what we hadn't completed this final step and took care of it, much to my surprise. This incident underscores your complete dedication to making each event you cater the best.

Again, thank you for everything. You and your staff efforts where part of a whole that was a complete success and we so appreciate you. If you ever need us to recommend your services, feel free to direct your customers to us.
– Linda Myers
Thank you for everything. The food was great and your service was wonderful. Everyone enjoyed the food. We will recommend you to all of our friends.
– Jason and Laura Schlitt
Thank you for a wonderful job on our party last Friday night. The food was excellent and you were on top of things every moment. Because of you, "a good time was had by all."
– The Goweys
What a wonderful wedding! Mark and I were thrilled with how everything turned out! People were raving about the food, it was delicious! Thank you for everything you did to make the day so special.
– Patricia and Mark
Many thanks for another very successful New Year's Eve Hors D'Oeuvres buffet!
– Marcia
Thank you so much for catering our volunteer tea. The selections you provided were perfect! Look forward to working with you again!
– Anita Sanchez