From the moment the crew started to mobilize at our pre-party I knew we were in good hands.  I felt like John Travolta or Samuel L Jackson  in Pulp Fiction when they knew “the Wolf” had them covered.  Everything was going to be all right.  The servers, bartending, and all of the beautifully prepared food was terrific though it was really the foreshadowing of what was to materialize last Wednesday evening.

The big party was an epic success and the college raised more funds for scholarship than any event in its history.  Equally important was that everyone had fun and came away thinking it was just a great party.  Our hope was to have a fun party that celebrated scholarship and was more of a thank you for the support rather than the other way around.  From the moment I arrived I could see that everything was set for a successful event.  Tons of attentive staff, the right number of bars stations to avoid lines, a great flurry behind the scenes, and Sergio with an eye on every detail.  As folks arrived the passed hors d’oeuvres never slowed and all were delicious.  The dinner and desert matched the character of the event perfectly and were delicious.  Thank you for your efforts to make it the colleges best event ever and thanks to Sergio and all of the gang at McCalls.  Cheers,  George

— George- Jewett Design

Hi Anna.  I hope all is well.  I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful party that you put together for my Mom.  Everything was absolutely beautiful and McCall’s made quite an impression on the guests.  Your team surely does an amazing job.  The tables, chairs, linens, tablecloths, where absolutely beautiful.  The food was delicious.  Most of all the service was over the top!.  I want to especially thank Zack and Luis for going the extra mile to make sure that everyone’s needs were met.  Both of these men went beyond the call of duty to make sure that my Mother and the guests were taken care of!. They both shine and you should be very proud of them.  I would like to once again thank Zack, Luis, Abel, John, John, Marlon, Julian, Clay, Bradley, Dina, Ting, Jesus, Juan, Giovanni,and Francisco.  Your team created an experience for my Mom and her lifelong friends that she will never forget.  Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Victor Volhontseff

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the John Muir Foundation brunch at their outpatient center in Pleasant Hill.  The space was transformed and the food and beverage service were excellent.  I pride myself on my quiche, and I have to say I will have to take a back seat as the quiche served yesterday was the best I have ever tasted.

Your staff, too, were gracious and welcoming and competent.

I looked at your website today and was so impressed with the longevity of your staff.  In my career, we always took such pride in the many years of experience our team brought to any project.  You must run a special business to hold on to your wonderful people.


Carol Riley

Dear Anna,

Indeed it was a great pleasure meeting you at the CSI’s 39th Anniversary Celebration Party. What a small world!

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you and your entire team for doing such an outstanding job.

I have been in Hospitality Business for many years; I must say it was outstanding. Quality of the food & beverage, taste, presentations, employees’ positive attitude, service, attentiveness and attention to details were incredible.

From the time guests arrived and the time they left, your staffs made everyone feel very welcome. They sure did an excellent job. I was very happy and proud of you and your entire team.

Once again, I thank you all for doing such an excellent job.

— Abdul Suleman, President & CEO of Equinox Hospitality

“We’ve worked with McCalls for over 20 years and each event they do for us seems fresher, newer, and more fantastic than the last. Not only are our newer clients and staff impressed with McCall’s events, but our long-time attendees are also consistently thrilled year after year. Our main event is so anticipated by our clients that they plan their calendars around it. Over the years I’ve worked with many event planners and caterers: McCalls is, hands down, the best. Every McCalls employee is thoroughly professional and yet also very personable. The organization takes very special care with every event. They take the time to learn about our clients and our employees so the event will be the best it can possibly be. I can’t say enough about how fantastic the whole organization is, but the fact that our executives repeatedly entrust them to do their personal parties in addition to our corporate functions speaks volumes.”

— Gina Falsetto, Callan Associates

“McCalls is a fantastic caterer to work with. They are very flexible, creative, patient and willing to work within tight budgets. I cannot recommend them enough. Lee was awesome to work with and took our last minute requests and budget cuts in stride. She worked with me to plan a successful and beautiful event without breaking the bank. McCalls truly makes YOU feel like the client and takes care of every detail and ensures your event runs smoothly and effortlessly. I have no hesitation in recommending this company and I look forward to working with them again in the future.”

— Molly S. Barlow, CAE, CMP; Senior Manager, Meetings; Society of Interventional Radiology

“McCalls is simply the best caterer in the Bay Area. Event after event they provide the Fine Arts Museums with the highest quality of food and service. We receive nothing but positive feedback when they are catering.”

— Ashley Stropes Brown, Manager of Membership & Development Events, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

“You’ve probably heard the phrase, ‘an event planner is only as good as they caterer they choose.’ For almost a decade, we’ve chosen McCalls to appease the most finicky palates imaginable — those of high school students. When planning a successful event of any type in San Francisco, it is always of paramount importance that the caterer knows the space: its details, regulations, and unforeseen challenges. When I arrive on site, my focus remains set on making sure that everyone else knows their job, because I’m always confident that McCalls knows theirs.

There are three reasons why we insist our clients use McCalls: 1) Reliability: We take it for granted that the food is always amazing, plentiful, and hot. 2) Staff: When it comes time to clear the dance floor of tables, I always remember why I pay McCall’s a few bucks more than another caterer. I’ve seen 10 tables & 100 chairs bussed, broken down, and out of the room in under five minutes. Likewise, to see more than two empty plates left on a tables is a rarity. To see a buffet line held up because we are waiting for more food is an impossibility. And, 3) Professionalism: McCalls ‘shows’ better than anyone in the business. When we bring a client by their amazing office with all of the preset tables, it saves us a trip to the party rental company shop to look at displays. In short: McCalls rocks!”

— Toby Proescher, Lavish Events

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