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Thomas John Events

San Francisco , CA
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LOCATION

1501 Cortland Ave
San Francisco , CA US 94110 (map)

PHONE

415-641-4700

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Catering

INFO FOR CATERING

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?
Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American (New), American (Traditional), British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
1000

REVIEWS

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Sean + Dana
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Thomas John Events for our August 2013 wedding, and the did nothing but impress the entire time. They were extremely responsive, and our coordinator (Carrie) truly went above and beyond to make the vision for our wedding day come to life. We used TJE for our rentals, lighting, and catering, and they performed all of these functions with an A++. Our guests continue to talk about how well-run and beautiful our wedding day was, and how AMAZING our food was. We could not have been more pleased with the level of service and professionalism we received from the entire crew at TJE.
We used Thomas John Events for our August 2013 wedding, and the did nothing but impress the entire time. They were Read more...
We used Thomas John Events for our August 2013 wedding, and the did nothing but impress the entire time. They were extremely responsive, and our coordinator (Carrie) truly went above and beyond to make the vision for our wedding day come to life. We used TJE for our rentals, lighting, and catering, and they performed all of these functions with an A++. Our guests continue to talk about how well-run and beautiful our wedding day was, and how AMAZING our food was. We could not have been more pleased with the level of service and professionalism we received from the entire crew at TJE. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Kylie
Wedding:
3/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Annie is a jewel! We worked with Annie for our entire wedding. She was more than a caterer. Not only did they provide the absolute best food possible, but they provided full-service day of wedding coordination which was a huge blessing! They provided a menu of suggested meals, my fiancé and I went through made a short list,, then we are able to alter and personalize every item on the menu. They were so flexible we asked for things they had never made before and they created them perfectly, beautifully, and deliciously. We asked them to alter ingredients for allergies which they did and the presentation was stunning. Absolutely could not have dreamed of a better caterer, they did everything their servers were professional and friendly and no one had to go looking for anything because a member of staff was always there to assist. We are highly impressed with this company! We even had a family member at the wedding change her mind about what she wanted to eat while sitting down to the meal, Thomas John did not blink an eye, they brought out an entirely new meal for her and everyone was so happy!
Annie is a jewel! We worked with Annie for our entire wedding. She was more than a caterer. Not only did they provide the Read more...
Annie is a jewel! We worked with Annie for our entire wedding. She was more than a caterer. Not only did they provide the absolute best food possible, but they provided full-service day of wedding coordination which was a huge blessing! They provided a menu of suggested meals, my fiancé and I went through made a short list,, then we are able to alter and personalize every item on the menu. They were so flexible we asked for things they had never made before and they created them perfectly, beautifully, and deliciously. We asked them to alter ingredients for allergies which they did and the presentation was stunning. Absolutely could not have dreamed of a better caterer, they did everything their servers were professional and friendly and no one had to go looking for anything because a member of staff was always there to assist. We are highly impressed with this company! We even had a family member at the wedding change her mind about what she wanted to eat while sitting down to the meal, Thomas John did not blink an eye, they brought out an entirely new meal for her and everyone was so happy! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Patty
Wedding:
9/30/2011
5.0/5.0
AUSSIE BOY meets AMERICAN GIRL
Tom, Carrie, and Derek,

WOW! Where do I even begin with the Thanks you deserve for helping create Aaron and my special day at the Thomas Fogarty Winery on Sept 30, 2011. You truly delivered great service and delicious food. All my guests still come to us and say what a great party, and the food was soooooo good. I love to hear that our guests remember the food and that they really loved it. Thinking about the food now I would like to go back in time and fill my plate again! Halibut, with a quinoa salad and veggies. Aaron and I are so grateful and hope to work with you again through out our many happy moments in life.
BIG HUGS!
PK + AK
AUSSIE BOY meets AMERICAN GIRL
Tom, Carrie, and Derek,

WOW! Where do I even begin with the Thanks you Read more...
AUSSIE BOY meets AMERICAN GIRL
Tom, Carrie, and Derek,

WOW! Where do I even begin with the Thanks you deserve for helping create Aaron and my special day at the Thomas Fogarty Winery on Sept 30, 2011. You truly delivered great service and delicious food. All my guests still come to us and say what a great party, and the food was soooooo good. I love to hear that our guests remember the food and that they really loved it. Thinking about the food now I would like to go back in time and fill my plate again! Halibut, with a quinoa salad and veggies. Aaron and I are so grateful and hope to work with you again through out our many happy moments in life.
BIG HUGS!
PK + AK Read less
Services Used: Catering
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hanagenki
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
I love their food! There is nothing to complain about their service and food. The food was even taste much better at the reception than at the menu tasting.
I love their food! There is nothing to complain about their service and food. The food was even taste much better at the Read more...
I love their food! There is nothing to complain about their service and food. The food was even taste much better at the reception than at the menu tasting. Read less
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lmhgoblue
Wedding:
4/8/2010
4.3/5.0
Very personable! Email response a bit slow but willing to help in more way than just food!
Very personable! Email response a bit slow but willing to help in more way than just food!
Very personable! Email response a bit slow but willing to help in more way than just food! Read less
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margotandari
Wedding:
7/26/2009
4.8/5.0
We worked with Thomas John Events for our wedding in July 2009 at Nestldown.

We decided to work with them because of their unmatched quality and service level. Our expectations were exceeded on the big day when every detail was just as planned, and they even helped us deal with some small details (cake was undecorated, oops!) that we didn't anticipate.

Thomas John is different from other caterers because they will work with you to give you whatever service level you need - whether it means having staff direct guests to a certain area or accommodate specific food requests. Unfortunately this means you end up paying a bit more. We definitely thought the extra cost was warranted because of the great service.

Thomas John came to our apt in SF and spend 3-4 hours walking us through all the possibilities, and then we did a tasting (again at our apt - so convenient!)

Kristin and her team were really fun to work with and gave us exceptional service. We would gladly hire them again (but we're not planning on putting on another wedding soon)!
We worked with Thomas John Events for our wedding in July 2009 at Nestldown.

We decided to work with them because Read more...
We worked with Thomas John Events for our wedding in July 2009 at Nestldown.

We decided to work with them because of their unmatched quality and service level. Our expectations were exceeded on the big day when every detail was just as planned, and they even helped us deal with some small details (cake was undecorated, oops!) that we didn't anticipate.

Thomas John is different from other caterers because they will work with you to give you whatever service level you need - whether it means having staff direct guests to a certain area or accommodate specific food requests. Unfortunately this means you end up paying a bit more. We definitely thought the extra cost was warranted because of the great service.

Thomas John came to our apt in SF and spend 3-4 hours walking us through all the possibilities, and then we did a tasting (again at our apt - so convenient!)

Kristin and her team were really fun to work with and gave us exceptional service. We would gladly hire them again (but we're not planning on putting on another wedding soon)! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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tigre712
Wedding:
8/16/2008
5.0/5.0
TJE did superb work at our wedding. The very pleasant and well groomed staff arrived earlier than expected to set up and when they had spare time, they even aided our family and friends, who were helping with decorations and flowers, finish up their presentations. Directly after our ceremony they were their with wine in hand for our parched guests and served hors d'oeuvres fit for a king. All of our guests commented about the fantastic food and how friendly and efficient the staff was. If my new bride and I could give higher than a five-star rating, we would.
TJE did superb work at our wedding. The very pleasant and well groomed staff arrived earlier than expected to set up and Read more...
TJE did superb work at our wedding. The very pleasant and well groomed staff arrived earlier than expected to set up and when they had spare time, they even aided our family and friends, who were helping with decorations and flowers, finish up their presentations. Directly after our ceremony they were their with wine in hand for our parched guests and served hors d'oeuvres fit for a king. All of our guests commented about the fantastic food and how friendly and efficient the staff was. If my new bride and I could give higher than a five-star rating, we would. Read less
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stinkerpants
Wedding:
8/2/2008
5.0/5.0
HOLY CRAP. I am AMAZED by these people. We have been working with Dana Miller to plan our wedding, and we couldn't be happier. She is incredibly professional, intelligent, kind and fun. We were impressed from the very beginning, when we met with Dana for a 2 hour initial consultation. We went over everything from the types of food we like/dislike and what we want our wedding to look like to the types of linens/dishes we could afford. She came back a week later with a 10-page, highly detailed proposal that knocked our socks off. The chef had created a completely custom menu for us, and their price was within our range.

Then came the tasting. Fantastic. They actually CAME to our HOUSE and catered a dinner with our wedding menu for us and 6 of our family and friends. The food was fantastic. Fresh, wonderful, and BEAUTIFULLY presented. I was SO impressed, both by the food and by their service. All of our guests were impressed as well. We are all really excited for the wedding.

I think TJE is this affordable because they're just starting out, because their service and food is worth far more than the price they charge for it. Although Thomas John has been in the catering business for over a decade, his company is a baby compared to others in the biz (I think they've been in business for around 2 years, but I could be wrong). This would have made me nervous, except that TJE was recommended to me by someone on theknot.com, and all of their references were thrilled with the service and food they received (yes, I called every single one of them. I am very thorough!).

So when our wedding rolled around, I was very excited. I cannot tell a lie: I expected a lot from Dana. I know I'm not supposed to have high expectations, but I did. After working with Dana for over a year, I got to know her. I learned what kind of person she is (kind, funny, extremely organized, dedicated, and intelligent) and what kind of work she does (she strives for perfection). After seeing the chart she'd made of our reception napkins to make sure they looked awesome (they were all different colors), my expectations were really high. It didn't even worry me, though. I knew Dana would deliver.

And damn, did Dana deliver. Actually Dana did not just deliver. Holy crap. I cannot even begin to tell you how amazing our wedding was. It was AMAZING.

Yes, I am incredibly organized and a lot of why it looked awesome were the details I spent hours crafting. But you know what? All that organization and detail-obsessing is totally useless if it's not executed correctly. It's true! I am happy to say that not only were my details executed perfectly, but they added their own amazing touches to the reception that I couldn't even have dreamed up if I tried. They created a BEAUTIFUL bar with flowers and martini glasses and glass blocks. Our yellow signature cocktails had YELLOW sugar on the rims. Our soup was poured hot out of a kettle-like-thing in front of each of our guests. It is this attention to detail that separates Dana and Thomas John Events from the rest.

Our wedding was so classy. Dana and the rest of the TJE staff were SO professional. There was thought put into every detail, and none of it was lost on me. From the water and hors d'oeuvres set aside for us after the ceremony to the take-home bag they'd prepared for us (complete with a doggy bag of each of our entrees, hors d'oeuvres, a bottle of champagne, plastic champagne glasses and flatware and boxes of our dessert), they truly thought of everything.
HOLY CRAP. I am AMAZED by these people. We have been working with Dana Miller to plan our wedding, and we couldn't be Read more...
HOLY CRAP. I am AMAZED by these people. We have been working with Dana Miller to plan our wedding, and we couldn't be happier. She is incredibly professional, intelligent, kind and fun. We were impressed from the very beginning, when we met with Dana for a 2 hour initial consultation. We went over everything from the types of food we like/dislike and what we want our wedding to look like to the types of linens/dishes we could afford. She came back a week later with a 10-page, highly detailed proposal that knocked our socks off. The chef had created a completely custom menu for us, and their price was within our range.

Then came the tasting. Fantastic. They actually CAME to our HOUSE and catered a dinner with our wedding menu for us and 6 of our family and friends. The food was fantastic. Fresh, wonderful, and BEAUTIFULLY presented. I was SO impressed, both by the food and by their service. All of our guests were impressed as well. We are all really excited for the wedding.

I think TJE is this affordable because they're just starting out, because their service and food is worth far more than the price they charge for it. Although Thomas John has been in the catering business for over a decade, his company is a baby compared to others in the biz (I think they've been in business for around 2 years, but I could be wrong). This would have made me nervous, except that TJE was recommended to me by someone on theknot.com, and all of their references were thrilled with the service and food they received (yes, I called every single one of them. I am very thorough!).

So when our wedding rolled around, I was very excited. I cannot tell a lie: I expected a lot from Dana. I know I'm not supposed to have high expectations, but I did. After working with Dana for over a year, I got to know her. I learned what kind of person she is (kind, funny, extremely organized, dedicated, and intelligent) and what kind of work she does (she strives for perfection). After seeing the chart she'd made of our reception napkins to make sure they looked awesome (they were all different colors), my expectations were really high. It didn't even worry me, though. I knew Dana would deliver.

And damn, did Dana deliver. Actually Dana did not just deliver. Holy crap. I cannot even begin to tell you how amazing our wedding was. It was AMAZING.

Yes, I am incredibly organized and a lot of why it looked awesome were the details I spent hours crafting. But you know what? All that organization and detail-obsessing is totally useless if it's not executed correctly. It's true! I am happy to say that not only were my details executed perfectly, but they added their own amazing touches to the reception that I couldn't even have dreamed up if I tried. They created a BEAUTIFUL bar with flowers and martini glasses and glass blocks. Our yellow signature cocktails had YELLOW sugar on the rims. Our soup was poured hot out of a kettle-like-thing in front of each of our guests. It is this attention to detail that separates Dana and Thomas John Events from the rest.

Our wedding was so classy. Dana and the rest of the TJE staff were SO professional. There was thought put into every detail, and none of it was lost on me. From the water and hors d'oeuvres set aside for us after the ceremony to the take-home bag they'd prepared for us (complete with a doggy bag of each of our entrees, hors d'oeuvres, a bottle of champagne, plastic champagne glasses and flatware and boxes of our dessert), they truly thought of everything. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Thomas John Events is an extraordinary company! Their hor'doeurves to their scrolled salads, to their flavored water, to their main dishes were superb!!! We loved them so much at our tasting & knew right away that they were the ones for us. At our wedding, the food was even better than we remembered. Our guests loved them so much that they could not stop talking about the food! They were saying things like "oh that was the best wedding food that I've ever eaten". You can't say that a lot about other places but Thomas John was soooo good. Mattie Mott was our event coordinator from Thomas John Events & she was wonderful. She helped out out with all the planning every step of the way. Our wedding was a Disney Fairy Tale themed wedding & she did so much to help our wedding turn out the way we wanted it to be. We wanted the food to match our theme, so since our theme was Disney, we wanted something that would go along with the food. After she put our menu together with the chefs, we were so impressed!We saw right away that she had put a lot of heart & effort; we knew we had to go with them- the tasting just finalized it with my husband & I.
We had stations, so these were our stations: the Jambalaya Station themed after The Princess & the Frog, the International BBQ Station themed after The Lion King, & The Pasta Station themed after Pinocchio. Each station had a photo of the Disney movie it was themed after & all of our servers wore black pants, black collared button up shirts, & Mickey Mouse ears! Everything was perfect!
Mattie was amazing. She helped us so much & if it wasn't for her, our wedding wouldn't have been the way it was. Mattie & Thomas John Events are more than words can say.
Thomas John Events is an extraordinary company! Their hor'doeurves to their scrolled salads, to their flavored water, to Read more...
Thomas John Events is an extraordinary company! Their hor'doeurves to their scrolled salads, to their flavored water, to their main dishes were superb!!! We loved them so much at our tasting & knew right away that they were the ones for us. At our wedding, the food was even better than we remembered. Our guests loved them so much that they could not stop talking about the food! They were saying things like "oh that was the best wedding food that I've ever eaten". You can't say that a lot about other places but Thomas John was soooo good. Mattie Mott was our event coordinator from Thomas John Events & she was wonderful. She helped out out with all the planning every step of the way. Our wedding was a Disney Fairy Tale themed wedding & she did so much to help our wedding turn out the way we wanted it to be. We wanted the food to match our theme, so since our theme was Disney, we wanted something that would go along with the food. After she put our menu together with the chefs, we were so impressed!We saw right away that she had put a lot of heart & effort; we knew we had to go with them- the tasting just finalized it with my husband & I.
We had stations, so these were our stations: the Jambalaya Station themed after The Princess & the Frog, the International BBQ Station themed after The Lion King, & The Pasta Station themed after Pinocchio. Each station had a photo of the Disney movie it was themed after & all of our servers wore black pants, black collared button up shirts, & Mickey Mouse ears! Everything was perfect!
Mattie was amazing. She helped us so much & if it wasn't for her, our wedding wouldn't have been the way it was. Mattie & Thomas John Events are more than words can say. Read less
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