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    Elegant Catering

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    Cuisines from Around the World

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    Premium Ingredients

    Menus are prepared with love and expertise from locally sourced, sustainably grown, organic ingredients

Catering for All Occasions

Vegetarian or not, we offer variety for every palate. Our menus from around the world include the finest vegetarian and vegan cuisines, as well as non-vegetarian options, mostly gluten-free. Whether you are planning a wedding, a business meeting, fundraiser, reception, family gathering, B'nai Mitzvah, or any other occasion, we can meet your catering needs. The Vegetarian Gourmet offers elegant catering for all occasions with customized menus to meet your budget. Request a free consultation and let us help you create your ideal menu.

Casual Occasions

Casual Occasions

Backyard Parties
Corporate Events & Meetings
Garden Parties
Tea Parties
Retreats [Yoga & Meditation]

Elegant Occasions

Elegant Occasions

Baby & Bridal Showers
Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
Holiday Parties

Specializing in

Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten-Free Options

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Meet Chef Margaret Riesen

Founded in 1997, The Vegetarian Gourmet began as a vision to meet the needs of clients seeking a large selection of vegetarian and vegan menu options.  Chef and founder, Margaret Riesen, brings her love of marvelous food and her passion for fresh, organic ingredients from her native Switzerland and international heritage.  She loves the challenge of creating spectacular meals which appeal to vegetarians and meat eaters alike.  Menus are seasonal and celebrate the bounty of the Bay Area’s organic harvest, and feature specialties from the Mediterranean rim, the Americas, India, Southeast Asia, and selected European cuisines.

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