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Ann Walker Catering

San Anselmo , CA
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PO Box 85
San Anselmo, CA 94979 US (map)

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415-460-9885

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Ann Walker Catering, Inc. recognizes that your wedding or event is unique, and pride ourselves in designing a menu and style that fits your needs and tastes. When possible, we source... Read more
Ann Walker Catering, Inc. recognizes that your wedding or event is unique, and pride ourselves in designing a menu and style that fits your needs and tastes. When possible, we source locally, seasonally and organically. A “one stop” catering company, our service includes planning and coordinating your event, helping with rentals and design, and referrals to music, pastry chefs, photographers, florists and other professionals to make your event a success.

Our prices range from $90-120 per person and includes food, staff, rentals, taxes and gratuities. A full service bartender and glassware is included in our quote. If needed, we are available to consult on beer, wine and spirit selection and purchasing. We do not charge cake cutting or corkage fees. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, Outside Alcohol OK, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
Which of the following items can you provide?
Chairs, Tables
Which of the following items can you provide?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
Ann Walker was our cater for our wedding at the Observation Post in San Francisco. We booked about a year before our wedding. They worked with our budget and the tastings were great.

We wanted a Louisiana and Maryland theme for our wedding food. I sent over a Pinterest board for ideas and also a list of items for our menu. We met Ann at San Anselmo for our first tasting and she was delightful to work with.

Our guest count was 115 and we decided to go with family style servings. Family style worked for us because our guests did not have to get up to get in line, we didn't have to order buffet tables and it gave us extra space for the photo booth area. We worked with Ron Porter one of AWC recommended vendors for drinks/alcohol delivery. We also ordered some of our own alcohol handlers. The tables, chairs, linens and supplies were also ordered through AWC from another vendor. AWC's staff was great and they worked at this particular venue several times over the years so they were very familiar with the layout.

A couple of things that can be improved. Back and forth email communications takes a while. AWC sent over a couple of proposals with tons of misspellings and things that needed to be corrected in the first round. I think they need an event manager specialist for emails during peak wedding seasons. I triple checked all emails to make sure everything was accurate. The emails got me worried but overall the service ended up great.
Ann Walker was our cater for our wedding at the Observation Post in San Francisco. We booked about a year before our Read more...
Ann Walker was our cater for our wedding at the Observation Post in San Francisco. We booked about a year before our wedding. They worked with our budget and the tastings were great.

We wanted a Louisiana and Maryland theme for our wedding food. I sent over a Pinterest board for ideas and also a list of items for our menu. We met Ann at San Anselmo for our first tasting and she was delightful to work with.

Our guest count was 115 and we decided to go with family style servings. Family style worked for us because our guests did not have to get up to get in line, we didn't have to order buffet tables and it gave us extra space for the photo booth area. We worked with Ron Porter one of AWC recommended vendors for drinks/alcohol delivery. We also ordered some of our own alcohol handlers. The tables, chairs, linens and supplies were also ordered through AWC from another vendor. AWC's staff was great and they worked at this particular venue several times over the years so they were very familiar with the layout.

A couple of things that can be improved. Back and forth email communications takes a while. AWC sent over a couple of proposals with tons of misspellings and things that needed to be corrected in the first round. I think they need an event manager specialist for emails during peak wedding seasons. I triple checked all emails to make sure everything was accurate. The emails got me worried but overall the service ended up great. Read less
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Dennis
Wedding:
3/5/2016
5.0/5.0
My wife and I coordinated the majority of our wedding from out of town. We are both pretty big foodies and wanted our wedding food to be exciting for us and live up to the expectations of our friends and family. We feel extremely lucky to have found Ann.

Ann immediately won us over at our tasting. We had requested a meal with a more Asian/Chinese theme, and she had come up with a proposed menu for us to sample. It was very clear from what we tasted that the recipes were very carefully crafted and the flavors well balanced. They did a superb job. Many of our guests told us how much they enjoyed the food.

All the catering staff at the wedding were courteous, warm, friendly, respectful, and efficient. It rained on our wedding day so we ended up having the ceremony indoors and required the space to be set up 2 different ways. The transition between the two setups was flawless.

Thank you AWC for everything!
My wife and I coordinated the majority of our wedding from out of town. We are both pretty big foodies and wanted our Read more...
My wife and I coordinated the majority of our wedding from out of town. We are both pretty big foodies and wanted our wedding food to be exciting for us and live up to the expectations of our friends and family. We feel extremely lucky to have found Ann.

Ann immediately won us over at our tasting. We had requested a meal with a more Asian/Chinese theme, and she had come up with a proposed menu for us to sample. It was very clear from what we tasted that the recipes were very carefully crafted and the flavors well balanced. They did a superb job. Many of our guests told us how much they enjoyed the food.

All the catering staff at the wedding were courteous, warm, friendly, respectful, and efficient. It rained on our wedding day so we ended up having the ceremony indoors and required the space to be set up 2 different ways. The transition between the two setups was flawless.

Thank you AWC for everything! Read less
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Autumn
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
We adored Ann and are so happy we had her cater our wedding. The food was delicious and guests are still raving about how great the food was. Her staff was so friendly and did everything they could to make our wedding special and perfect. I highly recommend her. I wish I had another event to plan with her!
We adored Ann and are so happy we had her cater our wedding. The food was delicious and guests are still raving about how Read more...
We adored Ann and are so happy we had her cater our wedding. The food was delicious and guests are still raving about how great the food was. Her staff was so friendly and did everything they could to make our wedding special and perfect. I highly recommend her. I wish I had another event to plan with her! Read less
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claire
Wedding:
4/8/2013
5.0/5.0
AWC food speaks for itself - it is delicious and locally grown. What we didn't learn until the day of the wedding was just how amazing the AWC team really is. We left a box of decorations and centerpieces which were all set up for us when we arrived. The bartender entertained the guests possibly more than we did. Throughout the night the staff were more than happy to help with anything I asked of them - helping with music set up, dimming lights, finding special bottles of wine. They were just amazing, especially at the end of the night when all of the taxis that we had booked did not arrive!

Booking AWC was one of the best wedding decisions we made and I cannot recommend them highly enough - I especially appreciated the gift bag to take back to the hotel with us, mini boxes of food, a bottle of champagne, 2 glasses and even a napkin as a keepsake!
AWC food speaks for itself - it is delicious and locally grown. What we didn't learn until the day of the wedding was just Read more...
AWC food speaks for itself - it is delicious and locally grown. What we didn't learn until the day of the wedding was just how amazing the AWC team really is. We left a box of decorations and centerpieces which were all set up for us when we arrived. The bartender entertained the guests possibly more than we did. Throughout the night the staff were more than happy to help with anything I asked of them - helping with music set up, dimming lights, finding special bottles of wine. They were just amazing, especially at the end of the night when all of the taxis that we had booked did not arrive!

Booking AWC was one of the best wedding decisions we made and I cannot recommend them highly enough - I especially appreciated the gift bag to take back to the hotel with us, mini boxes of food, a bottle of champagne, 2 glasses and even a napkin as a keepsake! Read less
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ashley
Wedding:
12/31/2012
4.8/5.0
Ann was able to keep our wedding motto of "Everything within 75 miles of our location". Most of our food was grown locally and sustainable/in season. We started with passed appetizers - amazing! We had the pork sliders, crab bites and curry chicken in filo dough.
Our dinner was served family style - in which they brought large platters of food to each table to then we passed around. This worked perfectly and everyone enjoyed the method. Our table was set with loaves of Acme bread for breaking and cazuelas of house marinated olives.
It was very nice to see Ann there at the beginning of the wedding. Ann was expensive, but delicious! And for the feedback we received from our guests - everyone LOVED the food! I want more!
Ann was able to keep our wedding motto of "Everything within 75 miles of our location". Most of our food was grown locally Read more...
Ann was able to keep our wedding motto of "Everything within 75 miles of our location". Most of our food was grown locally and sustainable/in season. We started with passed appetizers - amazing! We had the pork sliders, crab bites and curry chicken in filo dough.
Our dinner was served family style - in which they brought large platters of food to each table to then we passed around. This worked perfectly and everyone enjoyed the method. Our table was set with loaves of Acme bread for breaking and cazuelas of house marinated olives.
It was very nice to see Ann there at the beginning of the wedding. Ann was expensive, but delicious! And for the feedback we received from our guests - everyone LOVED the food! I want more! Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
If you have the opportunity to work with Ann and her son Morgan, I would highly recommend taking it.

AWC is a mother/son team who complement each other very well. From our first visit with them at our tasting, they were very hospitable and Ann took time to ask about our family food traditions. She created a menu for our wedding that was pleasing to our less adventurous family members, vegans, children, and foodies alike. She made great suggestions for the menu but also helped us with drink pairings, a wonderful floor plan, and reception details. My husband and I had never been to a wedding where the food was served family style, but when we told her we didn’t want anyone to be the ‘last table’, she recommended that we consider family style and it was great. Less wasted food, people who wanted seconds had their fill, and everyone was served at the same time. She also recommended we consider a sweetheart table since we didn’t have a wedding party and it gave us a chance to catch our breath and enjoy the amazing food – small details we wouldn’t have known to ask for that she was already on top of in planning. They were also very responsive to phone calls and emails.

The day-of was so stress free for us. The wait staff was spectacular! They were attentive without being obtrusive and considered every detail. We received many compliments on the food and they continue to pour in. Ann and Morgan were also very thorough in their proposal to ensure that there were no hidden fees. We knew after our last talk with Ann and Morgan that we could relax at the reception – they had everything covered.

After the wedding day, we found out there had been an accident on the Golden Gate Bridge that caused a few of our friends to run a bit late. Ann happened to be making the last trip up to the venue when she saw our three friends running up the hill to the chapel and she was so kind that she stopped and gave them a ride so they could get to the church on time! I would recommend AWC to anyone looking for a caterer.
If you have the opportunity to work with Ann and her son Morgan, I would highly recommend taking it.

AWC is a Read more...
If you have the opportunity to work with Ann and her son Morgan, I would highly recommend taking it.

AWC is a mother/son team who complement each other very well. From our first visit with them at our tasting, they were very hospitable and Ann took time to ask about our family food traditions. She created a menu for our wedding that was pleasing to our less adventurous family members, vegans, children, and foodies alike. She made great suggestions for the menu but also helped us with drink pairings, a wonderful floor plan, and reception details. My husband and I had never been to a wedding where the food was served family style, but when we told her we didn’t want anyone to be the ‘last table’, she recommended that we consider family style and it was great. Less wasted food, people who wanted seconds had their fill, and everyone was served at the same time. She also recommended we consider a sweetheart table since we didn’t have a wedding party and it gave us a chance to catch our breath and enjoy the amazing food – small details we wouldn’t have known to ask for that she was already on top of in planning. They were also very responsive to phone calls and emails.

The day-of was so stress free for us. The wait staff was spectacular! They were attentive without being obtrusive and considered every detail. We received many compliments on the food and they continue to pour in. Ann and Morgan were also very thorough in their proposal to ensure that there were no hidden fees. We knew after our last talk with Ann and Morgan that we could relax at the reception – they had everything covered.

After the wedding day, we found out there had been an accident on the Golden Gate Bridge that caused a few of our friends to run a bit late. Ann happened to be making the last trip up to the venue when she saw our three friends running up the hill to the chapel and she was so kind that she stopped and gave them a ride so they could get to the church on time! I would recommend AWC to anyone looking for a caterer. Read less
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swags
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
I loved working with Ann Walker and Morgan. We did tastings with several caterers - Ann's food was the best. She was also lovely to work with, had great suggestions, and knew our venue well. would definitely use her again!
I loved working with Ann Walker and Morgan. We did tastings with several caterers - Ann's food was the best. She was also Read more...
I loved working with Ann Walker and Morgan. We did tastings with several caterers - Ann's food was the best. She was also lovely to work with, had great suggestions, and knew our venue well. would definitely use her again! Read less
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Paul
Wedding:
10/17/2010
5.0/5.0
We met Ann and Morgan at a small wedding vendor expo at the Brazilian Room about eight months before our wedding. We enjoyed the food they had and loved that they were passionate about tapas, since we were hoping to do something different than the typical wedding dinner. During the next few weeks, we looked around at a number of other local caterers, but ultimately we came back to AWC because they offered great food at a very reasonable price and were happy to come up with a menu that fit what we wanted. In the end, we drafted a nice menu of passed appetizers, tapas and vegetarian paella, and a variety of pies and tarts for dessert.

Because we were organizing everything ourselves, we asked Ann and Morgan *a lot* of questions via phone and e-mail in the months before our wedding. Both of them were always happy to take time out to answer our questions and help us with the planning. This was especially helpful when it came to the finer details of coming up with a table layout, stocking the bar, etc.

On the morning of our wedding it was raining and no one was certain if we’d be able to do things as we had originally planned (ceremony and cocktail hour outside, dinner and dancing inside). Luckily the rain stopped a couple of hours before the ceremony, and Morgan and the catering crew went above and beyond by helping us reconfigure the main room where dinner would be served in about a half hour flat.

The feedback from our guests about AWC both during and after the wedding was nothing short of excellent. Everyone had good things to say about the appetizers, dinner, and dessert. (The pecan pie was a crowd favorite.) In addition, our guests loved the staff – especially the bartender (always key). From our perspective, AWC was also great during the wedding. The staff made sure we had drinks and appetizers during our yichud (a ritual seclusion after the wedding ceremony) and worked very well with our day-of coordinator, Brittany Piehl of Va de Vie Events.

All in all, we have nothing but good things to say about AWC and would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone, especially if you'd like Spanish-style cuisine at your wedding/event. We know that there are some negative reviews on Yelp about the responsiveness of AWC, but we personally never experienced any trouble with that. (Maybe it’s because we’re very proactive when it comes to communication?) Last, but not least, don't forget to ask Ann about her (non-wedding cake) desserts -- they aren't necessarily advertised on the website, but they are delicious.
We met Ann and Morgan at a small wedding vendor expo at the Brazilian Room about eight months before our wedding. We Read more...
We met Ann and Morgan at a small wedding vendor expo at the Brazilian Room about eight months before our wedding. We enjoyed the food they had and loved that they were passionate about tapas, since we were hoping to do something different than the typical wedding dinner. During the next few weeks, we looked around at a number of other local caterers, but ultimately we came back to AWC because they offered great food at a very reasonable price and were happy to come up with a menu that fit what we wanted. In the end, we drafted a nice menu of passed appetizers, tapas and vegetarian paella, and a variety of pies and tarts for dessert.

Because we were organizing everything ourselves, we asked Ann and Morgan *a lot* of questions via phone and e-mail in the months before our wedding. Both of them were always happy to take time out to answer our questions and help us with the planning. This was especially helpful when it came to the finer details of coming up with a table layout, stocking the bar, etc.

On the morning of our wedding it was raining and no one was certain if we’d be able to do things as we had originally planned (ceremony and cocktail hour outside, dinner and dancing inside). Luckily the rain stopped a couple of hours before the ceremony, and Morgan and the catering crew went above and beyond by helping us reconfigure the main room where dinner would be served in about a half hour flat.

The feedback from our guests about AWC both during and after the wedding was nothing short of excellent. Everyone had good things to say about the appetizers, dinner, and dessert. (The pecan pie was a crowd favorite.) In addition, our guests loved the staff – especially the bartender (always key). From our perspective, AWC was also great during the wedding. The staff made sure we had drinks and appetizers during our yichud (a ritual seclusion after the wedding ceremony) and worked very well with our day-of coordinator, Brittany Piehl of Va de Vie Events.

All in all, we have nothing but good things to say about AWC and would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone, especially if you'd like Spanish-style cuisine at your wedding/event. We know that there are some negative reviews on Yelp about the responsiveness of AWC, but we personally never experienced any trouble with that. (Maybe it’s because we’re very proactive when it comes to communication?) Last, but not least, don't forget to ask Ann about her (non-wedding cake) desserts -- they aren't necessarily advertised on the website, but they are delicious. Read less
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Kerry
Wedding:
7/3/2010
4.9/5.0
Ann and Morgan Walker are an amazing team. The only tough part of this process was that every single thing we tried at the tasting was delicious, and we had trouble choosing which appetizers and entrees to go with!

They were very flexible throughout the process, even when our numbers kept changing. They also dealt with all the rentals (of tables, linens, etc.) -- my husband and I never had to worry about rentals for second.

I would highly recommend this catering team!!
Ann and Morgan Walker are an amazing team. The only tough part of this process was that every single thing we tried at the Read more...
Ann and Morgan Walker are an amazing team. The only tough part of this process was that every single thing we tried at the tasting was delicious, and we had trouble choosing which appetizers and entrees to go with!

They were very flexible throughout the process, even when our numbers kept changing. They also dealt with all the rentals (of tables, linens, etc.) -- my husband and I never had to worry about rentals for second.

I would highly recommend this catering team!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I can't express how happy I am with AWC...everything from the planning and tasting to the rentals and servers...and fun bartenders...everything was exceptional! My Dad can't stop talking about how good the food was! Ann and her staff are true professionals. They even packed us up leftovers to bring to our hotel room that night! If I throw another big party in the future, I would definitely hire Ann Walker Catering!
I can't express how happy I am with AWC...everything from the planning and tasting to the rentals and servers...and fun Read more...
I can't express how happy I am with AWC...everything from the planning and tasting to the rentals and servers...and fun bartenders...everything was exceptional! My Dad can't stop talking about how good the food was! Ann and her staff are true professionals. They even packed us up leftovers to bring to our hotel room that night! If I throw another big party in the future, I would definitely hire Ann Walker Catering! Read less
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