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It’s creative
It’s planned
It’s designed
It’s custom
It’s produced
It’s personal
It’s smashing
It’s special
It’s unique
It’s fantastic

Bay Area Private Event Catering

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Let’s Create a Memorable Experience

What makes a gathering truly special? At Smashing Dishes, it begins with a vision: your vision. Your ideas, your design style, your dietary preferences and service requirements. From there, we bring it all together to create a one-of-a-kind event. Whether you’re transforming your backyard into an 80’s dance party or inspiring hundreds to donate to a worthy cause, we have the experience to bring your vision to life.

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  • Hosting Made Simple

    You already have a lot to do, and now you’re planning an event. Between figuring out a vegan grazing table menu and sending the invites, we know planning can start to feel like, well, a lot. That’s where we come in. We can stick to the food if you like, including special dietary needs, or we can take everything off your proverbial plate and handle décor, entertainment, and custom menus. We can coordinate it all so you can focus on what matters most: your guests.

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    Anti “Catering”

    Imagine the restaurant of your dreams. You curated the menu, cocktails, service style, and vibe—and people love it. Your staff are professional, polite, and personable. In fact, you don’t have to do a thing but relax and enjoy your guests. That’s a Smashing Dishes experience.

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  • Design Shapes Experience

    How do you want your guests to feel when they walk in? Welcomed or inspired? Excited or relaxed? Our event designers will create the unique experience that you want at your home or venue. When we’re done, you may not recognize your own backyard anymore.

Hundreds of Happy Clients

Founder Tony Santos began in Silicon Valley business but soon followed his passion to the Le Cordon Bleu-certified California Culinary Academy. From there he began opening cafes and a thriving catering business that has flourished into Smashing Dishes. Since 2009, we’ve earned the trust of the best clients in the Bay Area to cater their most important special events.

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We received many compliments from our guests regarding the food so we chose a winner.
The food was tasty and the service was excellent. Would definitely use them again.
Very professional staff, great presentation, and the food quality was a 10.
They had a huge selection of delicious vegetarian options that were super tasty. Best of all, all of our vegetarian guests were very happy with the selections.