Stark and Co Catering
Main Office Location: 521 Adams Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Contact: Jenny Gipson
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Service Area: Wine Country
Stark & Co. Catering brings the flavors of their four award-winning restaurants straight to the tables of your special event. From the lobster rolls and ceviches of Willi’s Seafood, to the Mediterranean rotisserie of Monti’s, to the globally-inspired small plates of Willi’s Wine Bar, to the perfect Stark’s Steakhouse steak… Stark & Co’s upscale and wildly diverse menus cater to every taste and every occasion.
You can count on Stark & Co’s top-notch team to deliver impeccable customer service and attention to detail. As the self-proclaimed experts in Wine Country party planning, they have what it takes to provide you with innovative design concepts, hospitable service, and of course, superior cuisine for weddings, corporate events, social parties, cocktail receptions, wine dinners and more.
Certified By The Guide Reviews(What does this mean?)
“The food was beyond excellent and the only thing I can say is that EVERY SINGLE person who spoke to us about the event commented on the quality and variety of the food.”
“From the food to the service I can only give them the highest praise. They are turnkey and simple yet innovative and revolutionary.”
“We still get compliments from our friends about how good the food was. It’s pretty amazing when people remember what they ate at a wedding that many years later.”
“They are experts at using the best local ingredients, just enough of the exotic to please the adventurous, and ultimately providing absolutely delicious meals and delicious moments by always going above and beyond.”
“They were responsive, professional and very easy to work with. It was entirely stress free and easy to maneuver through the process.”
“The décor and table settings had guests gasping.”
“Ladies and gentlemen if you are looking for someone who knows details—look no further. Stark’s can take any event large or small and can make it an experience.”
“They’re one of the best in Sonoma County.”
“From inspired dishes to colorful linens to spectacular seating to absorbing ambiance to giddy gift baskets, the Stark’s crew can make any event stand out and have people saying weeks and months after—‘Wasn’t that amazing?’”
Questions and Answers
What 3 words describe your work? Approachable. Beautiful. Creative.
Tell us about your company name. Stark & Co. Catering: The owners are Mark and Terri Stark of Stark Reality Restaurants, which include Willi's Wine Bar, Willi's Seafood & Raw Bar, Monti's Rotisserie & Bar and Stark's Steakhouse. The name of our catering company encompasses all of the cuisines from the four restaurants.
Why should someone hire you? Stark & Co. Catering has an unmatched ability to bring the quality and diversity of our restaurants directly to your event.
What are common misconceptions about your services? Great restaurants don't necessarily equate to great caterers. Mark and Terri have 20 years catering experience between them.
What are some sources of inspiration or influences on your work? Seasonal products, family-style formats, and food with flavor and flair.
Tell us about a favorite, unusual or most interesting moment at a wedding. The most memorable wedding was catering for 100 people on a 70-foot sailboat in the San Francisco Bay. When the vows were exchanged and the bride and groom were announced, the groom did a back flip overboard!
What makes a wedding memorable for you? When the couple sends a letter six months after their wedding saying their guests are still raving about the food!
What have weddings taught you? Patience.
What is the best advice you give to a couple when planning their wedding? Stay true to the wedding you want. Don't solicit too many opinions, hire the right professionals to take care of the details, and then enjoy the ride.
If you could have any super power on the job, what would it be? To control the weather.
What three words describe your personality? Fun. Focused. Fun!
What's your favorite book/movie/work of art? Book: Setting the Table by Danny Meyer
Work of Art: A perfect martini.
What is your favorite quote? Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, Dodge —Patches O'Houlihan, Dodgeball
"Never let 'em see ya sweat."
What's your favorite marriage advice? Life is messy; pick the right person to be in the foxhole with.
If you weren't in your current profession, what would you do instead? Rock Star.
What's your way to wind down after a hard day? Reference our favorite "Work of Art" above.
Tell us about your pets, if you have any. Rufus, our dog… 100 lbs of love. Chewy, our cat… 25 lbs of terror.
What are some of your favorite places to eat? Willi's Wine Bar, Willi's Seafood & Raw Bar, Monti's Rotisserie & Bar and Stark's Steakhouse.
Stark and Co Catering Covers These Areas:Northern California
- Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
- North Bay / Marin
- San Francisco
- And other areas by special arrangement.