Best Caterers in Marin County

From weddings to dazzle your friends and family, to corporate events to impress clients, a perfect caterer can make or break your party. No matter what you’re looking for, whether that’s vegan or gluten-free, a party of hundreds or a small gathering of friends, Marin County has a caterer for you that’s guaranteed to provide the delectable appetizers and delicious desserts of your dreams. The 2023 readers’ choice Best of the County winner is Jessie & Laurent (pictured above). For the rest of the Marin Magazine‘s Best of Marin County Caterer picks see below.

Our 2023 Services category sponsor is Hadley General Contractor Inc.

We’ve broken it down by region: Southern, Central, and Northern Marin.

Southern | Central | Northern 

Southern Marin

All Seasons Catering

Mill Valley

With their creative and customizable menus, All Seasons Catering is perfect for weddings, corporate parties, and all manner of social events. Serving Marin since 1985, this family owned business focuses on using local ingredients, dazzling your guests with fresh, seasonal food that’s designed to please any heritage or individual palate. Every member of their staff is helpful, efficient, and whether your event is for 20 people or 200, you’re guaranteed the same top-notch service. Hours are Monday through Sunday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

201 Seminary Dr, Mill Valley, 415.383.9355

Lynda Balslev


Personal chef and caterer Lynda Balslev, specializes in curated small gatherings and events, as well as weekly meals for families and individuals. Bespoke menus, recipes, and meals are created and tailored to each client, artfully showcasing local, seasonal, organic ingredients.

Sausalito, 415.250.6393

Central Marin


San Rafael

Executive Chef Nick is all about creativity, sustainability, and tailoring the food experience to the needs of every individual client. His claim to fame isn’t just in mouth-watering dishes, but it’s also in his allergy-conscious approach to catering, providing gluten-free and dairy-free dishes on request and making sure there’s no cross contamination happening in the kitchen. Hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

627 Del Ganado Rd, San Rafael, 415.892.2777

Dee’s Organic Catering

San Rafael

As the name implies, Dee’s is all about ensuring that the food offered is organic and free of any pesky pesticides. Originally from New York, Dee has now moved to California to continue the goal of providing creative culinary experiences for events. Fun fact: they also serve healthy school lunches!

1545 4th St, San Rafael, 415.484.3491

Jessie & Laurent

San Rafael

Fresh and local produce. USDA all-natural meats. Free range poultry. Every dish that Jessie & Laurent serve up demonstrates their commitment to quality and sustainability, to food as delectable as it is environmentally friendly. Delivered to your door each week, what they have on offer is extensive and constantly changing as produce comes in and out of season. Hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

1945 Francisco Blvd E Ste 32, San Rafael, 415.485.1122

Sage Catering

San Rafael

At Sage, they take a people-first and food-focused approach, matching menus to your ideas and themes, whether that’s a wedding with a French twist or a classic Cinco de Mayo party. Another of their specialties is in providing a drinks menu tailored to your dinner, from house squeezed lemonade with mint to a perfectly paired wine. Hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

35 Mitchell Blvd Ste 12, San Rafael, 415.491.2222

Stacy Scott Catering

San Rafael

Stacy Scott Catering is synonymous with good taste. When you work with Scott, you can sit back, relax and trust that she will deliver delicious dishes without you needing to hover over her shoulder. She doesn’t just understand the art of food, she understands the stress that comes with any wedding or fundraiser.

930 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael, 415.299.2503

Northern Marin

Classic Culinaire Novato


Executive and personal chef Chad Carlstedt founded Classic Culinaire in 2007. From a full-service wedding team to office buffets, appetizer parties, to seated dinners, there is nothing they can’t handle. Whether it’s a wild mushroom bruschetta or stuffed acorn squash, the offerings will leave everyone satisfied. Hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

1555 S Novato Blvd, Novato, 415.430.8269


Hadley General Contractors, Inc.: 2023 Best of the County Services

With over 300 custom-built homes under their belt and thousands of completed projects, it’s safe to say that Hadley General Contractors have seen it all. Owner Jeff Hadley shares more about his prolific company.

What makes your business unique?
I believe part of taking care of the community is taking on jobs of all sizes, not just cherry-picking the big, attractive jobs. We will send someone out to hang a painting, work on a sewer line, remodel a kitchen, or build a new house. We really can — and will — do it all.
What do you love about construction?
At first, what drew me into construction is working with something tangible, where you can see your progress at the end of the day. Now what I love about construction is the problem-solving and working with clients to build their projects.
What do you love about working in Marin?
I feel very lucky to have been born and raised in Marin, and luckier to call this area my home. More than just the natural beauty, the people we get to meet and the projects we complete are almost always unique and challenging.