La Bonne Cuisine

La Bonne Cuisine Catering and Events is a full service wedding and corporate event catering company serving the San Francisco Bay area. 

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La Bonne Cuisine Proud Sponsor of NACE 2013 Gala

lodge_11_homepage On November 14th 2013 La Bonne Cuisine Catering & Events will  be a proud sponsor of this year's National Association of Catering and Events Fundraiser and Gala in the Lodge at the Regency Center in San Francisco. The Lodge is a majestic room with carved wood ceiling, silk tapestries and thirty one hand painted backdrops. This room is the ideal place for a gala of this stature.

Besides our time and servers, we will donate  several passed hors d' oeuvres to three hundred guests in our respectable field for the cocktail hour for this exciting event. This will be the third gala this year which La Bonne Cuisine has sponsored. LBC has sponsored the MPINCC gala and the ISES luncheon as well. We believe it is important to give support to the industry's community. We look forward to seeing you there.

Change of Venue Due to Government Shutdown

Rosemary Wedding Collage 2 When the government shutdown on October 1st we could tell a whole new adventure was about to begin for all of us at La Bonne Cuisine Catering & Events. We had a client who had chosen the Maritime Museum as the location of her wedding reception. Due to the shutdown, the museum was closed, and our bride could no longer hold her wedding where she had planned to. We had no other choice but to move the 150 guest event to a new location. We conducted tours of several different venues in hopes to find a perfect match for what the bride was looking for, a view of the Bay. To find a new location which met all the bride’s criteria, was an especially difficult task. All things considered, we only had 72 hr notice, all of the prime locations were already booked, and additional rental fees were beyond the bride’s budget. Our Director of Sales did many site visits but in the end, the bride chose her mother’s house, which had the beautiful view of the bay she was looking for and also held sentimental value. The house is on a hill with almost a 30% slope with more than three flights of stairs to get to the front door. This presented our production team with a whole new set of challenges.

In order to get the private home ready for the 150 person event, drastic measures had to be taken. A landscape team had to come in to manicure the grounds, movers were required to move all of the furniture out to make room for the number of guests, cleaners came in to clean the whole house, and lighting had to be completely changed. On our end, moving the reception meant we had to change the logistics of everything. Menus and floor plans had to be altered, additional site previews had to be conducted and our design team had to completely re-do their original vision to fit the new space. Food stations had to be broken up because of the size of the rooms and the bar had to be placed in room off the entrance. The bussing area was up some more stairs behind the house and the huge professional kitchen we had planned the original menu around, was now downgraded to a small private one. This was a challenge not only to us the caterers and vendors, but also to the grandmother whose health did not allow her to climb the three flights of stairs on her own. We hired two people to help her up the 147… yes 1-4-7 stairs in order for her to be able to enjoy her granddaughter’s big day. All of the extra work that went into changing locations accrued extra costs for the bride and groom, which were eventually absorbed by the refund given by the Maritime Museum. In the end, the bride was extremely happy with the level of service we provided and appreciated the many extra steps we took to make her wedding reception a success.

 

Fundraiser at The Academy of Sciences

  African Hall after setup

Last nights event at The Academy of Sciences was a success.

The client was happy. Happy client = happy Christophe. Sebastien was missed, for he was in France. Tara took over design and got compliments from many guests.

I love working at The Academy of Sciences. I've worked there a dozen times and each time I see something I didn't see before. I always look forward to coming back.

As you can see from the picture this event was a sit down dinner. This one was for over 200 guests. We have catered many events here ranging in the number of guests and in different areas of the museum.

I got to taste the Tomato and Beet Tower for the first time and it was heavenly. Micro greens on top and slivers of fresh mozzarella in the middle. One of the perks of working for La Bonne is the staff get to taste some of the leftovers. I called in couple of past co-worker to work and they both raved about the beauty of the presentation in food and decor all night.

Come in for a quote and tasting and you can experience it for yourself!

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