(Courtesy of Fogcutter Catering)

How to Host a Fabulous (Read: Catered) Dinner Party or Event


When the team at 7x7 needs a caterer for their signature parties, they call Fogcutter, a San Francisco–based caterer that crafts its menus to suit the youthful tastes and culinary trends of the city.

Founders Caroline Hummer and Guillermo Perez hail from the culty world of food trucks—together they helped launched the bao-bombness that is The Chairman—and it's that playful if somewhat irreverent flair that inspires the work of Fogcutter. Styled after SF restaurant culture, the company strives to bring a fresh take to catering—no overworked, fussy foods that leave you craving In-N-Out.

As Fogcutter's in-house executive chef, Perez, who studied under chefs including Todd Humphries (Martini House) and Hiro Sone (Ame), is serving up composed plates made with farm-to-table seasonal ingredients. Coming to the table are globally inspired dishes such as sous vide chicken with crispy skin chips, Meyer lemon puree, and sumac; mini Ahi tacos served poke-style in crispy wontons; and Brentwood corn salad with corn pudding, ancho vinaigrette, ricotta salata, and fried garlic. So whether you're hiring the team for a luxurious private dinner at home or for a full-on holiday affair or wedding (they do corporate shindigs, too), you'll be guaranteed to please the palates of your most discerning foodie friends.

And since every great host knows that the success of the party hangs on more than just the food, Fogcutter also offers bar service and custom floral designs so you won't have to worry about a thing.

// fogcutter-sf.com