Pampered Palate

Pleasanton , CA


3180 Santa Rita Rd.
Pleasanton, CA US 94566 (map)




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Pampered Palate has been catering in the East Bay for 15 years. We are the catering ‘arm’ of Girasole Grill in Pleasanton.

We cater approximately 200 events a year at a... Read more
Pampered Palate has been catering in the East Bay for 15 years. We are the catering ‘arm’ of Girasole Grill in Pleasanton.

We cater approximately 200 events a year at a variety of locations: in private homes in the greater East bay; in Livermore at the AAHMES Shrine Event Center; Ravenswood, The Veterans Hall and the new Robert Livermore Community Hall; in Pleasanton at the Senior Center, Century House and Veterans Hall; in San Ramon at the Community Center and Senior Center; in Danville at the Community Center; in Walnut Creek at Heather Farm Center and Shadelands Art Center; in Hayward at Centennial Hall; on Treasure Island at Casa de la Vista; in Moraga at The Holy Trinity Cultural Center……to name a few.

We are the preferred caterer at White Crane Winery in Livermore and Westover Vineyards in Palomares Canyon (Castro Valley); and have catered on a weekly basis for the Golden State Warriors for their last 3 seasons.

Our prices are competitive and include on site event coordination, linen, china, silverware, food service glassware, and wedding cake service – items for which most caterers charge $5.00 to $15.00 per person extra. Not Us! We have no ‘hidden costs’. We offer………

Decorated Buffets, with hors d’oeuvres & carving stations
Sit Down Meal Service
‘Strictly’ hors d’oeuvres, both buffet & server passed
A variety of Beverage packages with no ‘corkage’ fees.

In addition, Girasole Grill has a private banquet room …….perfect for a rehearsal dinner or special event

I look forward to serving you. Please call or e-mail me for an appointment to ‘taste’ and plan your event.

Skip Hinsley, Proprietor
925.862.2062 Read less


What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Polynesian, Southwestern
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
Yes, at our restaurant Girasole Grill in Pleasanton, CA.
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
No, but we have a list of recommended vedors.
If a bride decides to bring her own wedding cake, do you have a cake cutting fee? If yes, how much is the fee?
No, we do not have a cake cutting fee.
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
Yes. We are licensed in Alameda County
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
No corkage fee.
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
What is your maximum catering capacity?


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I'm so glad I chose Pampered Palate for my wedding. My guests are still saying how great the food was and how much they liked all of the selection. I'm so pleased with the way the food turned out as well, and from what I scarfed down real quickly, it was delicious. Skip was a little hard to get a hold of, and at times I would have to email or call several times, but he was very professional and really knew what he was doing. He worked really well with the coordinator at my venue to ensure a flawless set up and execution. Pampered Palate was such a great value. We got so much food for a great price and the display looked great. I also looked at another catering company before choosing this one, but they were over $2500 more for less food, less help and charging extra for things like water (because it was a special "rosemary infused water" or something ridiculous like that). Skip was so funny and friendly and made the tasting a really comfortable experience. We were able to taste basically all the items we thought we would like to have at the wedding, and they made it for you right there while you waited... no precooked then nuked food here! My guests absolutely LOVED the appetizers as well, and we were able to get 5 different passed appetizers so it was a great selection. They handled all the linen rentals and returning of the linens and at the end of the night, they sent us home with leftovers! I would definitely recommend this caterer to anyone for an event, but just mention to have a little patience with the response time as I know Skip is a very busy man and misses communications at times. Thanks Pampered Palate for such a great wedding experience!
Services Used: Catering
Skip and crew were amazing! The food was so good and whatever was left over was sent home all nice and packed up for my husband and me, which we didn't get because our lovely friends stole it from us....yes it was that good!!! Skip really knows what he's doing in regards to food and service. They did all our tables as well and I have not one complaint about the services we received.
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Skip and his team are AMAZING! Skip had us sold the very first night we came in to "taste test" our food for the wedding. He gave us personalized attention, and was very helpful with many details about the wedding, beyond just the catering. I would highly recommend Skip and his staff for any of your catering needs. The food was outstanding, and we are still receiving compliments on the service his staff provided. Thanks Pampered Palate, for making our wedding day special!
Services Used: Catering
Pampered Palate is fantastic! I had a few problems with responsiveness, but Skip sure came through on the day of the wedding! The food was fantastic (everyone loved it), and the price was right.
Services Used: Catering
We tasted and priced several caterers in our area and Pampered Palate was the best we had tasted and gave us the most for our money. The food was terrific.....all our guests were very satisfied and full! Everyone was asking us who we had hired. We were very happy with the service we got during the planning and during our wedding. Would definitely recommend!!
Services Used: Catering

hands down, this place has excellent service! skip & his team are awesome!!!

we had our wedding catered, with their amazing menu. we served tasty
hors d'oeuvres such as : spicy italian sausage stuffed mushrooms, stilton blue cheese canapé and prosciutto & melon. we had a beautiful buffet with california pinwheel breast of chicken piccata, caribbean seared salmon with a mango-papaya salsa, asiago potatoes ( to die for!) fresh asparagus, absolut! fusilli, the girasole greens salad, the caprice salad, heart shaped watermelon filled with strawberries and spiral of fruit & herb focaccia & butter rolls on the table...

amazing food, amazing staff, amazing service! book them for your next event, and you won't be diasppointed, guaranteed!!
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