Awards         Accolades         Testimonials

Melissa Teaff Catering has a prestigious clientele, a long list of trusted vendors in the Napa Valley, and a successful, long-term performance record. Reviews filled with accolades follow, with many testimonials from our highly valued
and satisfied clients for
whom we have catered

20th Best Of MagazineBest Of 2011 Napa Sonoma Valleys Best Caterer
& Caterer of the Decade!

Best Caterer Napa County 2008
North Bay Bohemian

KVON- KVYN 2008 Best Caterer of Napa & Sonoma Valley

KVON- KVYN 2007 Best Caterer of Napa & Sonoma Valley

KVON- KVYN 2006 Best Caterer of Napa & Sonoma Valley

KVON- KVYN 2005 Best Caterer of Napa & Sonoma Valley

KVON- KVYN 2004 Best Caterer of Napa & Sonoma Valley

Gold Medal Winner for Best Caterer in Sonoma / Marin / Napa 2004
Readers Poll North Bay Biz Magazine

KVON- KVYN 2002 Best Caterer of Napa & Sonoma Valley

Oscar Winner, 1999 Academy Awards Buffet / Best Food / Best Presentation

From Marissa at Napa Valley Community Foundation
Thank you once again. Lunch was Delicious!
From Eileen at Hudson Healthcare:
Everyone is commenting on how FANtastic the lunch was today….. Pure and simple, Melissa’s food sings.
From a customer Vicki Gruhn:
“I would like to send a huge thank you your way for making our holiday party such a sucess.  The food was fabulous and the service was impeccable, we couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Thank you and Happy Holidays.”

From KVON/KVYN Best of Napa Valley - Caterers 2005:
“Melissa Teaff Catering takes the top honors in Napa & Sonoma Valleys.  Melissa and General Manager David Aten [] personally attend to each and every event they cater, to ensure that their high standards of excellence are maintained.” 

From NorthBay Biz magazine: 
“Congratulations, once again!  This confirms in writing that readers of NorthBay Biz magazine voted your business a ‘Gold Medal’ winner in the North Bay for 2004.  We received over 900 ballots containing over 21,000 votes in 37 different categories.  Over 1200 individual companies received votes, so it’s quite an honor that your company emerged to earn this distinction in the Catering Category for all of North Bay.

About the Team

Mary Jo and Perry… Melissa Teaff Catering ROCKS! Your standards of excellence are tops in the catering industry and I feel so fortunate we are neighbors! Yesterday's scones from scratch and homemade strawberry jam were above all expectations. Thanks again!

-Sandra Morris, Sales Administration, Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines

The little ways you helped us relax and calm down were so appreciated…the way you found things you needed by yourselves, the way you read my mind and took over the final set up and organization…Wow!  What a great team you are and what yummy food you create!  Thank you so much.                                                      - Debbie and Rob

Your staff was great and the food was fabulous…all in all a “RAD” evening! -- Shannon

Every time I called your office, I was greeted with warm courtesy.    - Celeste

I just want you all to know how magical and wonderfal Friday evening's party was. I know you all worked so hard and the end result was amazing. Food was to perfection this year. Service was great and I think the long tables made it so much easier for everyone to get around. I loved the family style service. - Jane and all the Friends of Jennifer!

Wedding Catering   UP

If you want the perfect event with smooth sailing from start to finish be sure to call on Melissa Teaff Catering. We live in a different area and arranged our 40th anniversary party with Melissa at a wonderful Napa area winery. She and her staff met every request graciously. Bob and I and all our guests truly had the time of our lives because it was so well planned and executed. Set up, food, service and clean up were all done impeccably. All we did was show up and have fun - does it getter any better than this? Absolutely not! We would weep copiously if she was already booked next time we want to do something. Thanks so much, - Bob and Sandy Scrivano

Wow! That is the first word that comes to mind to describe the food you presented for Jen and Brady's Wedding. You really gave our guests an entire new perspecitive on wedding food, and they are STILL talking about it! - Beth Lucas

Karo and I want to thank you for all your help with Heather’s and Jason’s wedding.  Everyone had a wonderful time and we had raving reviews of the food and service.  As always, you are the BEST! We will stay in touch for future events.

                                                                                            - George, First Blackhawk Financial, Danville

Alec and I could not have been happier with the way everything at the wedding turned out.  I can’t tell you how many compliments we received from guests of every age concerning the food and its service.  The vegetarians in particular raved about their main course since often they are neglected.  And, as you probably know, more than one guest wanted the recipe for the mushroom hors’s d’oeuvres.

I had heard from many recent brides that I would not have time to eat; they were wrong.  I ate everything and thoroughly enjoyed the food from the first to the last.  Thanks so much.

                                                                                            - Serena

Corporate Events   UP

I can't tell you enough how impressed I was with your team and the work they did at our event. It was a tremendous undertaking. We received many compliments on your food and your waiters. I personally enjoyed working with them and found them to be very professional, personable, and had greaty energy. Please extend my gratitude to your cooks, waiters, and staff.
Without your knowledge, generosity, patience and dedication to our event, I know it wouldn't have gone nearly as smooth. Thank you so much for all you've done for George Mark Children's House. - Jennifer Fisher, Communications Coordinator, George Mark Children's Fund

My banks and I have used the services of Melissa Teaff Catering almost exclusively for all our catering needs for over fifteen years.  Whether we have called on their services to cater Charter Oak Bank Board Meetings, customer appreciation events, staff meetings or executive management meetings, they have proved there is no event too large or too small for their skills.  It is a relief to know when you have engaged their services that the food and service are no longer a concern.

Their ‘Chef’s Choice’ menus are consistently delicious, abundant, creative, attractively served and unique.  Whenever we have cause to special order a menu, they have been presented with the same quality and style.  We have also always been pleased by their attention to detail, punctuality and follow up.  Again, using Melissa’s services has consistently been a time saver, as well as making an excellent impression on our customers and guests.

Brian J Kelly, President & CEO, Charter Oak Bank

We have worked with Melissa on our last two Decorator Showcase events for McGuire Real Estate in San Francisco as well as a number of special parties for our most prominent clients.  Regarding Melissa and her staff, the experience is priceless.  Each member of her team coordinated every detail of each hosted event with impeccable style.  We cannot say enough good things about the experience.

                                                                                            - Timothy Murray, McGuire Real Estate, San Francisco

Social Events   UP

Fundraiser: I have worked with Melissa and her staff for a number of years, and wish to recommend them most highly.  The entire staff is most professional, totally reliable, and totally consistent; the food quality has always been high quality (and received raves from my guests).

Most of the events have been in a category of 30 to 50, with some reaching up to 100, including sit-down dinners, buffets and cocktail parties.

I am aware that she has handled events of 500 or more, and I know that any event undertakes, she will handle in the same professional manner, which has always been her standard over the many years.

                                                                                            - William W. Godward, Cooley Godward LLP

Summer Party: When my husband and I decided to have a summer party, there was no question that you would be our caterer.  After all, I’ve been eating your delicious food on broker tours and open houses for many years in San Francisco.  Once you visited our home, you guided me through the menu planning and suggested other vendors for flowers and wine.  The day before the party, the rental company delivered tables, chairs, plates, glasses, etc. and promptly came for pick-up the next day.

We want to compliment your staff on how wonderful they were during the party – so attentive and pleasant to our guests.  They are true professionals in their field.  Best of all, my husband and I were relaxed and had a great time!  Thanks again for helping make our summer party one our guests will always remember.

                                                                                            - Laurie Nierenberg, The Nierenberg Group

Holiday: I am writing to thank you for helping make the 2004 Member Holiday Party a huge success.  I thoroughly enjoyed working with you, from the initial bid process to the final walk through.  The menu you provided was exquisite and supplied the ‘wow’ I was looking for.  The service was top notch; all the servers were very professional, as was the staff that prepared the food.  I was also very impressed with the immaculate clean up of the workspace.  The prep kitchen was left in the exact condition it was in before hand.  I have received many rave reviews from my guests, many of them saying it was the best member event COPIA has had.  I can’t thank you enough for your contribution to such a spectacular event.  I look forward to working with you in the future.

                                                                                            - Stephanie N. Smith, COPIA

Anniversary: What a celebration!  David and I are still absorbing all the details of our day and just want to thank you again for the amazing job you did at our 40th anniversary party.  It was certainly one of the most memorable experiences in our lives and a great deal of the credit goes to you. 

The food was outstanding – everyone loved the salmon and the tenderloin, the delicious hors d’oeuvres.  I loved the way everything flowed effortlessly.  The staff was top of the line, handling all with good cheer and cordiality.  If there was something unexpected – dashing out for ice, handling a very complicated wine service, changing a table – it was all adjusted for seamlessly.  We were so relaxed.

Since you have been part of many of our celebrations, both business and personal, we were not surprised at the success of this important event.  But, we definitely felt the extra care and personal attention that you exhibited and we want to thank you especially for that.  You are experts at what you accomplish.

                                                                                            - David and Elaine Freed

Bat Mitzvah: Here’s the basic question – do you want copies of all the letters, emails, and raves talking about how lovely our daughter’s Bat’ mitzvah looked and how fabulous the food was?  The accolades have been overwhelming.

Not only was the food and décor superb, but you were a delight to work with.  Thank you for being so open, creative, and responsive throughout this whole process.  You’re the best!  Thank you again! 

                                                                                            - Suzanne and James

Wine Events   UP

I can’t begin to thank you enough for your outstanding catering effort on my 40th birthday.  My company has a saying, ‘Quality is a Universal Language.’ You and your staff exemplify quality in everything you do.  But, above all, you are all quality people!  I feel like I have found a really great new friend.  All of my family and friends really enjoyed your tasty food.  We will definitely have another event at our Constantino Family Compound on Dry Creek Road.
                                                                                            - Ken Constantino, Alain Pinel Realtors

We wanted to thank you and your chefs for doing an excellent job for our rehearsal hors d’oeuvres party held at Carneros Creek Winery on October 30th.  Not only was the quality of food remarkable, but also the way in which you presented everything was brilliant.

On that night, our family had no less than four chefs attending the party.  Needless to say, they were going to be a tough crowd.  However, we had complete confidence in you and your staff to win them over.  And they did!  A lot of compliments were thrown your way and your chefs deserve many praises.  We will definitely recommend Melissa Teaff Catering in the future and we were completely happy about everything.  Again, many thanks to you and your chef for a job well done.
                                                                                            - Andy and Cindy Long



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