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Schumann's Four Seasons

Mountain View , CA
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Mountain View, CA 94043 US (map)

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650-968-9308

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Catering

INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
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), Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mediterranean, Mexican, Pan-Asian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Vietnamese
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
1000

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Al and his crew were amazing!! First off, we had a tight budget that Al was able to work with and for that we are so incredibly appreciative. He was so nice and easy to work with. Plus, the food and the staff were amazing!! They did such an incredible job. I could not have asked for anything better. We were 100% satisfied with everything.
Al and his crew were amazing!! First off, we had a tight budget that Al was able to work with and for that we are so Read more...
Al and his crew were amazing!! First off, we had a tight budget that Al was able to work with and for that we are so incredibly appreciative. He was so nice and easy to work with. Plus, the food and the staff were amazing!! They did such an incredible job. I could not have asked for anything better. We were 100% satisfied with everything. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Frank and his team catered our July 2012 wedding at the Los Altos History Museum. They knew our venue well, and since our first meeting, they had such great ideas and knew exactly where everything would be set up, etc. I know some people have said they are not great via e-mail, but they are very responsive to phone calls, and I like that they are more focused on their food and service than technology. Frank did e-mail me when I asked, and he wrote back quickly when I did e-mail after we first met. We wanted a Mediterranean cuisine because we were going to Greece for the honeymoon and love Mediterranean food, and the food was delicious and the display was beautiful. I never worried about a thing during the night. The service staff was great and graciously filled everyone's classes with wine, was respectful, and cleaned up quickly and with no disturbance to the festivities. They also provided linens at an extra charge, but it was so nice that they did more than just the food. They also set up a lemonade and water stand during the ceremony because it was hot. That was so helpful and refreshing for all the guests. The guest count changed a few days before, and I changed one of the appetizers the week before, and that was totally fine with them! I recommend meeting with them and seeing what they can do for you. Their prices are fair, and after researching many caterers, they were middle of the road as far as prices, and they have high quality, great service, and take care of more than just the food. Thanks for a great wedding Frank and team!
Frank and his team catered our July 2012 wedding at the Los Altos History Museum. They knew our venue well, and since our Read more...
Frank and his team catered our July 2012 wedding at the Los Altos History Museum. They knew our venue well, and since our first meeting, they had such great ideas and knew exactly where everything would be set up, etc. I know some people have said they are not great via e-mail, but they are very responsive to phone calls, and I like that they are more focused on their food and service than technology. Frank did e-mail me when I asked, and he wrote back quickly when I did e-mail after we first met. We wanted a Mediterranean cuisine because we were going to Greece for the honeymoon and love Mediterranean food, and the food was delicious and the display was beautiful. I never worried about a thing during the night. The service staff was great and graciously filled everyone's classes with wine, was respectful, and cleaned up quickly and with no disturbance to the festivities. They also provided linens at an extra charge, but it was so nice that they did more than just the food. They also set up a lemonade and water stand during the ceremony because it was hot. That was so helpful and refreshing for all the guests. The guest count changed a few days before, and I changed one of the appetizers the week before, and that was totally fine with them! I recommend meeting with them and seeing what they can do for you. Their prices are fair, and after researching many caterers, they were middle of the road as far as prices, and they have high quality, great service, and take care of more than just the food. Thanks for a great wedding Frank and team! Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
We worked with Frank for our wedding in August at the Hillsborough Racquet Club. We could not have asked for a more amazing experience than we received with Schumann's Four Seasons. He coordinated all of our food, appetizers, and rentals flawlessly. They are true professionals and know exactly what to do. I felt so comfortable trusting him with our wedding. The food was FANTASTIC and we could not have asked for anything more. The entire experience was great and we would recommend Schumann's to ANYBODY!
We worked with Frank for our wedding in August at the Hillsborough Racquet Club. We could not have asked for a more Read more...
We worked with Frank for our wedding in August at the Hillsborough Racquet Club. We could not have asked for a more amazing experience than we received with Schumann's Four Seasons. He coordinated all of our food, appetizers, and rentals flawlessly. They are true professionals and know exactly what to do. I felt so comfortable trusting him with our wedding. The food was FANTASTIC and we could not have asked for anything more. The entire experience was great and we would recommend Schumann's to ANYBODY! Read less
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Jessiv66
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Schumann's Four Seasons Catering went above and beyond our needs. Frank was such a pleasure to work with, he was very patient with us changing our plans several times. Frank gave helpful suggestions and even drove all the way out to our venue in Livermore to go over set-up etc. When problems arose with our venue Frank took care of the situation which alleviated a lot of stress on our end and also saved us money. Our guests raved about the food and did not go home hungry. I would definitely recommend Schumann's for upcoming events!
Schumann's Four Seasons Catering went above and beyond our needs. Frank was such a pleasure to work with, he was very Read more...
Schumann's Four Seasons Catering went above and beyond our needs. Frank was such a pleasure to work with, he was very patient with us changing our plans several times. Frank gave helpful suggestions and even drove all the way out to our venue in Livermore to go over set-up etc. When problems arose with our venue Frank took care of the situation which alleviated a lot of stress on our end and also saved us money. Our guests raved about the food and did not go home hungry. I would definitely recommend Schumann's for upcoming events! Read less
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Kollene
Wedding:
6/13/2010
5.0/5.0
First of all I would give Schumanns more stars if they provided more:) We went to our tasting and everything that Frank brought out we LOVED! Crab cakes, bruschetta, shrimp cocktail, etc. We wanted it buffet style and then changed it to plated and then we wanted Chicken and then changed it to beef/chicken combo. Frank was the most patient peaceful man to work with. he said we can have it whatever way we want it. We can also change it up until 2 weeks before the wedding. Frank also, met us up at the venue to walk us through where the tables will be arranged, where the cocktail hour will be and so on. We felt so at ease with all the plans in his hands. After the wedding, during cocktail hour when we were taking pictures, Frank sent servers with plates of appetizers to us so we can eat while we were taking pictures. When we were done with pictures we went and joined our guests and Frank hands us glasses of cold water. Frank knew every single thing that we needed and brought it to us at the perfect time!! He thinks of every detail. We had 170 guests and the food that was served was hot and DELICIOUS! From the salad to the beautiful basket of bread, the butter dish with greenery to the attentive servers for each table. Our family and guests could not say enough good things about the service and food. Frank is so friendly and peaceful and easy to work with. He guides you and has great ideas to help you. Immediately I received a menu and pricing when I called and from then on it was such an easy process. The pricing was the best and we received much more than we could have asked for. Highly highly recommend!!!!!!!
First of all I would give Schumanns more stars if they provided more:) We went to our tasting and everything that Frank Read more...
First of all I would give Schumanns more stars if they provided more:) We went to our tasting and everything that Frank brought out we LOVED! Crab cakes, bruschetta, shrimp cocktail, etc. We wanted it buffet style and then changed it to plated and then we wanted Chicken and then changed it to beef/chicken combo. Frank was the most patient peaceful man to work with. he said we can have it whatever way we want it. We can also change it up until 2 weeks before the wedding. Frank also, met us up at the venue to walk us through where the tables will be arranged, where the cocktail hour will be and so on. We felt so at ease with all the plans in his hands. After the wedding, during cocktail hour when we were taking pictures, Frank sent servers with plates of appetizers to us so we can eat while we were taking pictures. When we were done with pictures we went and joined our guests and Frank hands us glasses of cold water. Frank knew every single thing that we needed and brought it to us at the perfect time!! He thinks of every detail. We had 170 guests and the food that was served was hot and DELICIOUS! From the salad to the beautiful basket of bread, the butter dish with greenery to the attentive servers for each table. Our family and guests could not say enough good things about the service and food. Frank is so friendly and peaceful and easy to work with. He guides you and has great ideas to help you. Immediately I received a menu and pricing when I called and from then on it was such an easy process. The pricing was the best and we received much more than we could have asked for. Highly highly recommend!!!!!!! Read less
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Steven
Wedding:
4/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Where to eat good food, but very nice. Service is satisfactory, and most importantly, his environment, it is great. I will definitely gonna go where the recollection of that great day.
Where to eat good food, but very nice. Service is satisfactory, and most importantly, his environment, it is great. I will Read more...
Where to eat good food, but very nice. Service is satisfactory, and most importantly, his environment, it is great. I will definitely gonna go where the recollection of that great day. Read less
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Janelle
Wedding:
9/5/2009
4.2/5.0
Al was a great guy and he helped out a loot before the wedding. The food was pretty good also however the bartending was below my standards. We had a specialty drink that had the exact direction of how to make it and the ingredients spelled out and they did not put any triple sec in them.
The drink tasted horrible, and we ended up with the same amount of triple sec we started with. They wasted our money. We also told them we didn't want any shots served and they served shots to our guests anyways despite what we told them. They also kept serving to certain guests that were obiously too drunk too function. I wouldn't hire them again.
Al was a great guy and he helped out a loot before the wedding. The food was pretty good also however the bartending was Read more...
Al was a great guy and he helped out a loot before the wedding. The food was pretty good also however the bartending was below my standards. We had a specialty drink that had the exact direction of how to make it and the ingredients spelled out and they did not put any triple sec in them.
The drink tasted horrible, and we ended up with the same amount of triple sec we started with. They wasted our money. We also told them we didn't want any shots served and they served shots to our guests anyways despite what we told them. They also kept serving to certain guests that were obiously too drunk too function. I wouldn't hire them again. Read less
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cc t.
Wedding:
6/28/2008
4.8/5.0
It’s true, the catering portion will in all likelihood be at least 50% of your wedding budget. But to have an excellent catering experience doesn’t mean your budget needs to balloon exponentially. We were lucky enough to spot Schumann’s Four Seasons Catering from our venue’s recommended vendor list. Frank (one of two brothers who own the business) is a highly experienced and competent caterer who clearly loves what he does, and importantly treats his crew well so they in turn do a good job for the guests.

We took a liking to Frank the first time we met him at his offices/kitchen in Mountain View for the tasting (the fee was applied as a credit towards our final catering bill). Frank was happy to spend a couple hours with us, explaining various menu options and answering our questions until we were done around 9pm (we had to commute from SF after work one night). The food itself was quite good – we were most impressed with the array of hors d’oeuvres and the filet of Chilean sea bass with mango and papaya salsa. I would say the quality is one solid notch above that at a hotel banquet hall. For a menu of 6 passed hors d’oeuvres, 2 salads (with the best virgin olive oil/balsamic vinaigrette I’ve ever tasted), fresh fruit and cheese platter, dinner rolls, 2 entrees, 2 accompaniments, plus 3 dessert items (absolutely exquisite Venetian-style petit fours, tiramisu and fruit tarts) and coffee/tea service, we were charged about $35 per guest. We supplied our own beverages and alcohol, and Frank did not charge us any corkage fees.

A month before the wedding, we realized that getting a wedding cake was not an option, and we asked Frank to create a tower of crème brulee tarts with different flavors and toppings (raspberry, strawberry, chocolate shavings, vanilla, etc), based on some pictures I found from a foodie magazine. He was able to replicate the designs, and did this for another $350 – and even decorated the three-tier stand with some leftover centerpiece flowers that I gave him, so it fit right in with the rest of the décor. The guests loved the generously-sized tarts, especially how different it was from traditional wedding cake.

On top of arriving 2 hours early to set up our reception area with all the beautiful linens, china, glass- and silverware and centerpieces, and staying behind to break down and clean up for another hour, Frank and his crew took care to ensure all of our guests always had a full glass or could get second helpings of the food. The staff really brought a touch of class to the entire event. All together (food, hourly service, linens, crème brulee, meals for the DJ, photographer, waitstaff and bartender, plus taxes and 18% gratuity), it came out to about $80 per person. I’d say this is about mid-range pricing for an independent caterer (one not based at a chain hotel that can easily charge you $120+ per guest).

When you first meet Frank (or his brother Al), don’t be intimidated by the mess of papers, fabric and china samples strewn all over the office – there is a method to the madness, and in subsequent meetings, it became apparent that Frank doesn’t overlook any details you may have discussed and amended multiple times by phone or email. That is a big plus in our book – that the vendor is highly flexible, doesn’t have an attitude about adapting to the client’s changing needs, and actually cares enough to remember all the changes. On top of it all, we never felt any sales pressure from Frank, just got the sense he loved to create fabulous menus for his clients.
Its true, the catering portion will in all likelihood be at least 50% of your wedding budget. But to have an excellent Read more...
It’s true, the catering portion will in all likelihood be at least 50% of your wedding budget. But to have an excellent catering experience doesn’t mean your budget needs to balloon exponentially. We were lucky enough to spot Schumann’s Four Seasons Catering from our venue’s recommended vendor list. Frank (one of two brothers who own the business) is a highly experienced and competent caterer who clearly loves what he does, and importantly treats his crew well so they in turn do a good job for the guests.

We took a liking to Frank the first time we met him at his offices/kitchen in Mountain View for the tasting (the fee was applied as a credit towards our final catering bill). Frank was happy to spend a couple hours with us, explaining various menu options and answering our questions until we were done around 9pm (we had to commute from SF after work one night). The food itself was quite good – we were most impressed with the array of hors d’oeuvres and the filet of Chilean sea bass with mango and papaya salsa. I would say the quality is one solid notch above that at a hotel banquet hall. For a menu of 6 passed hors d’oeuvres, 2 salads (with the best virgin olive oil/balsamic vinaigrette I’ve ever tasted), fresh fruit and cheese platter, dinner rolls, 2 entrees, 2 accompaniments, plus 3 dessert items (absolutely exquisite Venetian-style petit fours, tiramisu and fruit tarts) and coffee/tea service, we were charged about $35 per guest. We supplied our own beverages and alcohol, and Frank did not charge us any corkage fees.

A month before the wedding, we realized that getting a wedding cake was not an option, and we asked Frank to create a tower of crème brulee tarts with different flavors and toppings (raspberry, strawberry, chocolate shavings, vanilla, etc), based on some pictures I found from a foodie magazine. He was able to replicate the designs, and did this for another $350 – and even decorated the three-tier stand with some leftover centerpiece flowers that I gave him, so it fit right in with the rest of the décor. The guests loved the generously-sized tarts, especially how different it was from traditional wedding cake.

On top of arriving 2 hours early to set up our reception area with all the beautiful linens, china, glass- and silverware and centerpieces, and staying behind to break down and clean up for another hour, Frank and his crew took care to ensure all of our guests always had a full glass or could get second helpings of the food. The staff really brought a touch of class to the entire event. All together (food, hourly service, linens, crème brulee, meals for the DJ, photographer, waitstaff and bartender, plus taxes and 18% gratuity), it came out to about $80 per person. I’d say this is about mid-range pricing for an independent caterer (one not based at a chain hotel that can easily charge you $120+ per guest).

When you first meet Frank (or his brother Al), don’t be intimidated by the mess of papers, fabric and china samples strewn all over the office – there is a method to the madness, and in subsequent meetings, it became apparent that Frank doesn’t overlook any details you may have discussed and amended multiple times by phone or email. That is a big plus in our book – that the vendor is highly flexible, doesn’t have an attitude about adapting to the client’s changing needs, and actually cares enough to remember all the changes. On top of it all, we never felt any sales pressure from Frank, just got the sense he loved to create fabulous menus for his clients. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Schumann's and their staff did a wonderful job at our reception.The sit down dinner was amazingly coordinated and was a huge success.The menu that was prepared was very fitting and had a lot to offer to our guests.It was a dream come true to work with such great people and I hope we will do business together again.
Schumann's and their staff did a wonderful job at our reception.The sit down dinner was amazingly coordinated and was a Read more...
Schumann's and their staff did a wonderful job at our reception.The sit down dinner was amazingly coordinated and was a huge success.The menu that was prepared was very fitting and had a lot to offer to our guests.It was a dream come true to work with such great people and I hope we will do business together again. Read less
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Deidre
Wedding:
7/22/2007
5.0/5.0
We got a lot of compliments on how great the food was. I felt it was definitely superior to other caterers I had tried. They had a large selection of food to select from for our menu and they had excellent prices.
We got a lot of compliments on how great the food was. I felt it was definitely superior to other caterers I had tried. Read more...
We got a lot of compliments on how great the food was. I felt it was definitely superior to other caterers I had tried. They had a large selection of food to select from for our menu and they had excellent prices. Read less
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