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Oak Avenue Catering

Saint Helena , CA

LOCATION

1314 Oak Ave
Saint Helena, CA 94574 US

PHONE

707-963-9278

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Aislinn
Wedding:
6/25/2016
5.0/5.0
Oak Avenue Catering (formerly known as Knickerbocker’s) provided 5-star service, excellent attention to detail and not to mention the gourmet, quintessential Napa Valley cuisine for our recent wedding in St. Helena! We feel very lucky to have had them cater our wedding, as they don’t do many (they are quite popular in the valley – book well in advance). The owners, Chris & Shannon Kelly, really worked with us on our budget, and John Diba, the manager, was great with follow up and very patient with our last minute adjustments. Everyone raved about the food and how their team was able to pull off such a gourmet dinner for 105 people in the middle of a vineyard on a mountain with scarce electricity! Additionally, they staffed the event just right and no one was ever waiting for a drink to be refilled or wondering where their plate was. We served a mozzarella/tomato starter, had a chicken, short rib (boneless) and vegetarian dish. Chris made us a beautiful cake with lemon custard, cream cheese filling and a champagne infused buttercream frosting. My only regret is not taking the time to eat my entire plate! Good thing I sampled everything at our tasting and I’m already looking forward to enjoying more cake at our one-year anniversary. Absolutely a 5-star experience and meal. NOT your typical “wedding food” experience!
Oak Avenue Catering (formerly known as Knickerbocker’s) provided 5-star service, excellent attention to detail and not to Read more...
Oak Avenue Catering (formerly known as Knickerbocker’s) provided 5-star service, excellent attention to detail and not to mention the gourmet, quintessential Napa Valley cuisine for our recent wedding in St. Helena! We feel very lucky to have had them cater our wedding, as they don’t do many (they are quite popular in the valley – book well in advance). The owners, Chris & Shannon Kelly, really worked with us on our budget, and John Diba, the manager, was great with follow up and very patient with our last minute adjustments. Everyone raved about the food and how their team was able to pull off such a gourmet dinner for 105 people in the middle of a vineyard on a mountain with scarce electricity! Additionally, they staffed the event just right and no one was ever waiting for a drink to be refilled or wondering where their plate was. We served a mozzarella/tomato starter, had a chicken, short rib (boneless) and vegetarian dish. Chris made us a beautiful cake with lemon custard, cream cheese filling and a champagne infused buttercream frosting. My only regret is not taking the time to eat my entire plate! Good thing I sampled everything at our tasting and I’m already looking forward to enjoying more cake at our one-year anniversary. Absolutely a 5-star experience and meal. NOT your typical “wedding food” experience! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Lisa
Wedding:
5/9/2014
5.0/5.0
After we had booked a caterer in the July before our May 2014 wedding, we thought we were set with that major detail - unfortunately our caterer unexpectedly decided to close in January 2014, so we were suddenly left without a caterer. And we LOVED the food done by our original caterer. It could have been a stress-inducing situation, but Oak Avenue ultimately reassured any anxieties about whether we'd have the delicious food that was so important to us for our reception (my husband and I could be considered foodies, although we're not fans of the term). Oak Avenue not only took our original menu, but managed to improve upon it. After our initial tasting, we asked for a few tweaks here and there, but we were overall extremely happy that they could provide food just as delicious and enjoyable as our original caterer, if not more.

Their level of service on the day of our wedding proved that we really lucked out in booking Oak Avenue. Their waitstaff was polite but attentive, and the food turned out just as delicious as my husband and I had tasted on our tasting appointment. While we took photos around our reception area with the wedding party, servers came down to greet us with water and drinks, and brought a steady stream of hors d'oeuvres for us to stack on. Even while my husband and I greeted guests during dinner, the staff was excellent about discreetly letting us know when our dishes had been set down, so that we could pause and take the time to eat and really enjoy the food. That was a big priority of mine - as much as I wanted to be a good hostess, I also wanted to enjoy our meals and not starve! Oak Avenue really helped with that.

Overall, I'd highly recommend hiring Oak Avenue if you're doing your wedding in the Napa area. You'll get delicious, sophisticated food and excellent service by everyone on their team.
After we had booked a caterer in the July before our May 2014 wedding, we thought we were set with that major detail - Read more...
After we had booked a caterer in the July before our May 2014 wedding, we thought we were set with that major detail - unfortunately our caterer unexpectedly decided to close in January 2014, so we were suddenly left without a caterer. And we LOVED the food done by our original caterer. It could have been a stress-inducing situation, but Oak Avenue ultimately reassured any anxieties about whether we'd have the delicious food that was so important to us for our reception (my husband and I could be considered foodies, although we're not fans of the term). Oak Avenue not only took our original menu, but managed to improve upon it. After our initial tasting, we asked for a few tweaks here and there, but we were overall extremely happy that they could provide food just as delicious and enjoyable as our original caterer, if not more.

Their level of service on the day of our wedding proved that we really lucked out in booking Oak Avenue. Their waitstaff was polite but attentive, and the food turned out just as delicious as my husband and I had tasted on our tasting appointment. While we took photos around our reception area with the wedding party, servers came down to greet us with water and drinks, and brought a steady stream of hors d'oeuvres for us to stack on. Even while my husband and I greeted guests during dinner, the staff was excellent about discreetly letting us know when our dishes had been set down, so that we could pause and take the time to eat and really enjoy the food. That was a big priority of mine - as much as I wanted to be a good hostess, I also wanted to enjoy our meals and not starve! Oak Avenue really helped with that.

Overall, I'd highly recommend hiring Oak Avenue if you're doing your wedding in the Napa area. You'll get delicious, sophisticated food and excellent service by everyone on their team. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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RO-ER B
Wedding:
7/12/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired Oak Avenue catering for our recent wedding at V. Sattui and were extremely satisfied with the food, service, and follow up. My husband and I along with our guets loved the food! The food was delicious, served at the temperatures, and served on time! The braised shortribs, one of the main course served, was my favorite! We received so many compliments from our guests! You know the food is really good when the guests are able to give you a detailed description of the food they ate weeks after the wedding.
We worked with Tracy at Oak Avenue Catering and it was such a pleasure to work with her! She was quick to respond to our emails/calls, made great recommendations regarding the menu, linens, chairs, etc, and even pointed us in the right direction when we needed a vendor for our flowers. She was also knowledgeable about our venue V. Sattui, since Oak Ave caterers most of their winery events, and also worked well and was familiar with our other venders. I will miss our weekly corrrespondance with Tracy.
I highly recommend them and will likely use them for future events!
We hired Oak Avenue catering for our recent wedding at V. Sattui and were extremely satisfied with the food, service, and Read more...
We hired Oak Avenue catering for our recent wedding at V. Sattui and were extremely satisfied with the food, service, and follow up. My husband and I along with our guets loved the food! The food was delicious, served at the temperatures, and served on time! The braised shortribs, one of the main course served, was my favorite! We received so many compliments from our guests! You know the food is really good when the guests are able to give you a detailed description of the food they ate weeks after the wedding.
We worked with Tracy at Oak Avenue Catering and it was such a pleasure to work with her! She was quick to respond to our emails/calls, made great recommendations regarding the menu, linens, chairs, etc, and even pointed us in the right direction when we needed a vendor for our flowers. She was also knowledgeable about our venue V. Sattui, since Oak Ave caterers most of their winery events, and also worked well and was familiar with our other venders. I will miss our weekly corrrespondance with Tracy.
I highly recommend them and will likely use them for future events! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Emily
Wedding:
8/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Highly recommended for a wedding caterer in Napa Valley! We planned our wedding from Minnesota, so we didn't have a chance to taste the food or the wedding cake - but when the wedding day came, every morsel of food was an enormous, delicious, fabulous success thanks to the incredible team at Knickerbockers Oak Avenue Catering in St. Helena.

(1) Cocktail hour was beautiful - every item and beverage was yum-yum-yummy. We all had such a wonderful, happy, belly-filling time after the ceremony!

(2) The main meal was PERFECTION. Somehow they sent out the best-prepared salmon I've ever had, not just at a wedding, but in any restaurant as well, including the incredible restaurants in Napa. The steak was heart-meltingly good, as well.

(3) Wedding cake!! We ordered 3 wedding cakes (smile). I was a bit nervous ordering the cake through a caterer rather than a bakery, but it was the best decision. Oak Avenue's owner is a pastry chef and it showed. We ordered 3 flavors and each one was better than the next - superduper moist and oh-so gourmet. Every guest had a favorite and bless the Oak Avenue team for boxing up the leftover cake for my honey and I to take on our honeymoon. Yes, we ate it all guys...

(4) Above all, the best part about working with Oak Avenue was the team. From our incredible and committed event planner Tracy, to the brilliant and kind chefs and staff who made our wedding day happen. Oak Avenue took care of every detail from planning the menu, managing rentals (tables/chairs/etc), setting everything up (like our favors, menus, etc) and turning out delicious Napa food.

Everything was beyond perfect. They were the dream partner for planning a destination wedding and I'm so happy we had the privilege of working with them.

To our team at Oak Avenue, thank you - you will forever be in our hearts. You gave us the most perfect and beautiful day. No better way to start our life together than with what you created for us on August 12.
Highly recommended for a wedding caterer in Napa Valley! We planned our wedding from Minnesota, so we didn't have a chance Read more...
Highly recommended for a wedding caterer in Napa Valley! We planned our wedding from Minnesota, so we didn't have a chance to taste the food or the wedding cake - but when the wedding day came, every morsel of food was an enormous, delicious, fabulous success thanks to the incredible team at Knickerbockers Oak Avenue Catering in St. Helena.

(1) Cocktail hour was beautiful - every item and beverage was yum-yum-yummy. We all had such a wonderful, happy, belly-filling time after the ceremony!

(2) The main meal was PERFECTION. Somehow they sent out the best-prepared salmon I've ever had, not just at a wedding, but in any restaurant as well, including the incredible restaurants in Napa. The steak was heart-meltingly good, as well.

(3) Wedding cake!! We ordered 3 wedding cakes (smile). I was a bit nervous ordering the cake through a caterer rather than a bakery, but it was the best decision. Oak Avenue's owner is a pastry chef and it showed. We ordered 3 flavors and each one was better than the next - superduper moist and oh-so gourmet. Every guest had a favorite and bless the Oak Avenue team for boxing up the leftover cake for my honey and I to take on our honeymoon. Yes, we ate it all guys...

(4) Above all, the best part about working with Oak Avenue was the team. From our incredible and committed event planner Tracy, to the brilliant and kind chefs and staff who made our wedding day happen. Oak Avenue took care of every detail from planning the menu, managing rentals (tables/chairs/etc), setting everything up (like our favors, menus, etc) and turning out delicious Napa food.

Everything was beyond perfect. They were the dream partner for planning a destination wedding and I'm so happy we had the privilege of working with them.

To our team at Oak Avenue, thank you - you will forever be in our hearts. You gave us the most perfect and beautiful day. No better way to start our life together than with what you created for us on August 12. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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KariM
Wedding:
5/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Knickerbockers was truly one of the best vendors we had the pleasure of working with. Tracy is an absolute pro- she is cheerful, quick to respond, and able to meet every need you request. She was able to get us all of our special requests. I am beyond thrilled that our wedding coordinator, Suzy Berberian, referred us to their services.

We used Knickerbockers Catering for our Welcome Wedding Picnic and our guests would not stop raving about how incredible the food was... honestly, we ate it the entire weekend and fought over desserts, potato salad and who was going to get the last sandwich. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!

Also, their staff member Sophia was incredibly wonderful. She was so helpful, hardworking, and went above and beyond to make everything perfect for us. She even wrapped up our leftovers to deliver the next day for us to have before the wedding!!

Knickerbockers cannot be recommended highly enough by us- they are incredible with their service and if that doesn't bring a smile to your face, wait until you taste their incredible food!!
Knickerbockers was truly one of the best vendors we had the pleasure of working with. Tracy is an absolute pro- she is Read more...
Knickerbockers was truly one of the best vendors we had the pleasure of working with. Tracy is an absolute pro- she is cheerful, quick to respond, and able to meet every need you request. She was able to get us all of our special requests. I am beyond thrilled that our wedding coordinator, Suzy Berberian, referred us to their services.

We used Knickerbockers Catering for our Welcome Wedding Picnic and our guests would not stop raving about how incredible the food was... honestly, we ate it the entire weekend and fought over desserts, potato salad and who was going to get the last sandwich. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!

Also, their staff member Sophia was incredibly wonderful. She was so helpful, hardworking, and went above and beyond to make everything perfect for us. She even wrapped up our leftovers to deliver the next day for us to have before the wedding!!

Knickerbockers cannot be recommended highly enough by us- they are incredible with their service and if that doesn't bring a smile to your face, wait until you taste their incredible food!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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marcietomboy
Wedding:
9/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Excellent company and outstanding food. Very professional and a pleasure to work with
Excellent company and outstanding food. Very professional and a pleasure to work with
Excellent company and outstanding food. Very professional and a pleasure to work with Read less
Services Used: Catering
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