Sweet Basil Catering, Serving Northern California

Sweet Basil Catering

Dazzle your guests without breaking your budget!

Northern California Boutique Catering

Our catering company thrives on a balance of value, quality, and exemplary customer service. Success hinges on every detail--from ingredients and timing to attitude and presentation.Our team of "foodies" travels throughout northern California to cater from your private kitchen, rented venue, or remote outdoor site. From starstruck, intimate weddings in Mendocino to woodsy getaways in Humboldt, we've catered it all!

Boutique caterers are intimately involved with all aspects of the occasion. Though guests often gravitate to the kitchen for a glimpse of the happy chef and staff in action, Yvette takes her business quite seriously.  One on one contact with each client ensures clear communication, and personally shopping for each event guarantees the finest quality meal. Yvette explains: "Endive is freshest at Harvest in Fort Bragg, and Loleta Cheese Factory makes the tastiest Queso on the planet! Ray's is the place for luscious Greek yogurt, and we know a guy who plucks seafood straight from the Pacific for optimal freshness. The best ingredients make the best meals!"


Nothing could be more important than knowing that each detail is handled on your big day, allowing you to savor every moment of this grand celebration. Sweet Basil Catering has decades of combined wedding experience among our dedicated staff members. For most couples, the perfect meal is a top priority. Check out our reviews for raves from a few of our favorite newlyweds.

While you're at it, be sure to visit our blog, "The No Drama Wedding for advice on navigating family issues, organizing seating charts, and prioritizing your budget. 

Intimate Gatherings

Sweet Basil menus add to the magic at your baby shower, family reunion, LGBT wedding, or retirement party. Sweep your sweetheart off her feet with a candlelit picnic. Birthday cakes and gourmet cupcakes stuffed with decadent fillings are lovingly handmade by our in-house food artist.

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Professional Meetings

Meetings for 10-500 guests are expertly handled with sensitivity to speakers and presentations, ensuring minimal interruption and maximum dining satisfaction. We even offer a custom signature drink or appetizer for a more memorable event! 

Personal Chef/Certified Nutrition Coach

If you thought coming home to the aroma of freshly baked bread was a thing of the past--or only reserved for those with discretionary income--think again!  Many of our clients find their food budget remains the same, while the quality of their meals and health improve after hiring Sweet Basil to do the cooking! We'll pop in for the afternoon and whip up healthy cuisine, comfort food, gourmet delights and leave your kitchen sparkling. Some clients even have us do the shopping!

Outdoor Adventures

Planning a retreat, festival, cycling tour, or an outdoor wedding? Sweet Basil's completely portable team means hot coffee and Fettuccini Carbonara even without a power line in sight. Bananas Foster in the redwoods never tasted better!

Nothing beats a cold micro brew and our Summer Fajita Salad on a hot August night after cycling through the Avenue of the Giants. Make your next adventure top notch with Sweet Basil Catering.

Culinary Instruction

We offer a host of interactive culinary courses. Invite friends over for an evening or a full day of hands-on education and of course, fantastic food. Receive one-on-one training for anything from the basics of baking French Bread to gourmet delights like mouthwatering Feta-stuffed Phyllo and luscious Blueberry Sour Cream Torte.


Questions? Contact us at:



PO BOX 992 Ferndale CA 95536

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