San Francisco’s

Vegetarian Gourmet Caterer

Raised in Switzerland among people who grew most of their own food, I spent a lot of time on my grandparents’ small farm outside of Bern. Although my grandparents were poor, they enjoyed a diet associated with privilege by today’s standards ‒ fresh organic fruits and vegetables, fresh organic eggs, milk and cream, fresh butter, free-range chicken, and wildflower honey. Eating wonderful food is one of life’s great pleasures, and I believe that healthy, fresh food is everyone’s birthright.


Margaret Riesen

Founder & Chef

Chef Margaret of The Vegetarian Gourmet

Vegan & Vegetarian Catering Services

San Francisco Bay Area

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We make it easy and we make you look good with chef-inspired selections, full menu design, and professional staffing.

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Enjoy only the finest plant-based, vegan, and vegetarian catering inspired by a wide array of global cuisines.

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“When I hosted a party, everyone enjoyed the delicious spread, even my meat-eater friends.”

Maricela L.
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“Wow! The dishes were fresh, full of flavor, nutritious and delicious.”

Shimul R.
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“Margaret’s Vegetarian Gourmet is simply the most impressive cuisine for anyone – vegetarian or not!”

Allison B.
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“Margaret was fabulous to work with. We had our private event catered by her company and it was amazing!”

Afreen C.
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“I can’t even begin to say what a gift it is to eat the Vegetarian Gourmet’s food.”

Mattie H.

Book Margaret

Nutritional Education Speaker

With a background in Biology and a personal preference for a mostly plant-based diet, Margaret is passionate about helping people optimize their health through proper nutrition. As a former culinary instructor at Contra Costa College, Piedmont Adult School, and Santa Barbara Community College, Margaret is now offering nutrition education seminars for businesses and organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay area. To maximize your team’s health and wellbeing through proper nutrition education, contact us to inquire about booking Margaret for a speaking engagement.

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