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Stunning events from start to finish


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Stunning events from start to finish


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A history of excellence

Based in Oakland, California, and serving the greater Bay Area for nearly thirty years, Barbara Llewellyn Catering and Event Planning is dedicated to setting the standard for the event industry. With style, creativity, and an unsurpassed commitment to excellence, our team of chefs, event coordinators, and service staff create a truly memorable experience for your guests. From small and intimate gatherings to grand galas and fundraisers, each event is met with enthusiasm and perfected to the highest standard. Contact us to start planning your next event.

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catering

The highest quality ingredients. Prepared to perfection. Presented with unmatched service.

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event coordination

Planned to the smallest detail. Tailored to the highest expectations. Uniquely crafted for your occasion.

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Equipment & locations

Classic to cutting-edge. Simple to sumptuous. Your vision come to life.

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Unparalleled cuisine


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Unparalleled cuisine


Widely considered one of Northern California’s premier catering companies, Barbara Llewellyn Catering and Event Planning built its reputation on providing the highest quality in both food and service. Our menus range from culinary classics to imaginary twists, many items sourced directly from our seasonal herb garden and in-house pastry department. We prepare all of our dishes from scratch to give our guests a truly memorable experience, from the first hors d’oeuvre to the last dessert.

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For your most special celebrations


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For your most special celebrations


Barbara llewellyn

Owner & CEO

Barbara Llewellyn Catering and Event Planning is only the most recent chapter in Barbara Llewellyn’s lifelong pursuit of culinary excellence. Hailing from an East Coast family with a long tradition in the food industry, Barbara draws on decades of experience in restaurants, country clubs, hotels, and catering. With tireless energy and dedication, she has elevated catering and event planning to a level that few have attained.

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Jason Jillson

Executive Chef & director of operations

Jason began his career in the hospitality industry at the age of thirteen and in the years since has been involved in all corners of the culinary field. Among these experiences, Jason found his calling as a chef, where he has the opportunity to share his passion for food directly with the world. Jason joined Barbara Llewellyn Catering and Event Planning in 2011 and enjoys the immense opportunity of working in the resource rich state of California. He has found that the wide palate of raw ingredients available in this part of the world works well with his style: use high quality products, present them simply, and let them shine.

 

Susan Brinkley

pastry CHEF

Susan brings over twenty-five years in management within the fine food field, with equal and alternating dedication to the crafts of pastry and savory fare - including two full-scale restaurant openings, San Francisco catering start-ups, San Francisco retail food start-ups, catering vendorship launches, consulting work, private wedding cake creation, and extensive private chef work throughout her career. She has a personal commitment to organic and sustainable practices, low environmental impact, farm-to-table sensibility, and flexibility with respect to specific dietary and nutritional needs.

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