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Barham Catering

Roseville, CA

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“Catering with a PASSION! Service with our HEART!!”

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Barham Catering is a family owned and operated exclusive catering service that has been in the Sacramento area for 4 years. Chef Sara is a professional chef out of Le Cordon Bleu, with creative and tasty ideas to suit any occasion.

About Barham Catering

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Barham Catering provides elegant services. We do it all with excellence. Chef Sara is simply a professional at what she does. She is Le Cordon Bleu trained and has experince in designing five star menus. Previously a well known Chef for many country clubs in the area. She is experienced with cooking for large amounts of people. She has great talents and a true passion for food.

We provide exquisite menus to fit any occasion. We also have great listening skills to customize menus to the customers' vision. We love watching our clients look at the event they put together and smile, have fun, and be so impressed that they want to introduce Barham Catering to their guests. We are experienced with cooking for small parties ,but also large amounts of people.

Location

Roseville, CA 95661

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  • 5/5 stars October 20, 2014

    Sara Barham catered a 75th Birthday Party for my husband in our home. Sara came to our home for planning. She had a wide selection of menu choices to offer for our dinner party. Sara was wonderful to work with from beginning to end of our party. She arrived early, set up with an artistic and lovely arrangement for buffet service, served appetizers and had dinner ready for our guests exactly on time. All food was wonderful, fresh, and tasty. Our guests had a true fine dining experience. She and her assistant were professional and personable. She concluded her time here with an excellent cleanup. We could not be more pleased. Thank you, Sara.

  • 5/5 stars October 14, 2014

    Barham Catering was the best! Sara had great ideas and made up a delicious menu filled with choices for all. Many compliments at our daughters wedding, everyone loved it! Staff was wonderful and very helpful. Everything was perfect and we enjoyed her as well! On time, plenty of food, and clean up was quick and complete. Thanks again, Linda Westlake

  • 5/5 stars October 6, 2014

    Sarah and her staff did an outstanding job. The Salmon, appertizers and side dishs were terrific. She also provided the bartender who provided our guests with professional array of cocktails and wine throuh out the evening. aThe food was served on time and without a hitch. I would surely use Sarah again on our next Catered Event.
    Steve and Pat Singewald

  • 5/5 stars August 14, 2014

    Sara and Paul catered our wedding on July 26 at the Old St Mary's Chapel in Rocklin. They were amazing and so was the food! First of all, we checked with several caterers to do our small reception of 35 people. The prices we got were so unrealistic and the specific food we wanted (brunch) no one but Sara and Paul could provide and... their price was great!. The day was extremely hot (104) and our reception was outside. Sara and Paul were real troopers through all of it they never lost their cool and put on a great buffet.Their presentation was so perfect as Sara carried through the Shabby Chic theme of our reception on the buffet tables. They went beyond the call of duty in helping set up and clean up as well. We could not have been more pleased with them and the food. THANK YOU Sara and Paul from the bottom of our heart. Blessings to you and to your business. Margaret and Eric

  • 5/5 stars August 13, 2014

    Sara and Paul were selected by my parents to cater our Pre-Wedding Reception/Party at their home outside Davis, CA, and we could not have been more pleased with our choice. They offered a large menu with a variety of options -- many of which our guests never even tasted. Sara and Paul arrived early and stayed late, going above and beyond with regard to food preparation, presentation, service, friendliness, and clean-up. The food was presented both on a stationary table in the dining room as well as walked on trays to our guests, many of whom were outside. I spoke with many of our guests who were extremely impressed by the presentation, taste, and variety of the foods prepared -- many people could not stop raving about it! Toward the end of the party I got the chance to speak with Sara and Paul a bit more; they are a genuine, friendly, very hardworking husband-and-wife team that goes the extra mile to fulfill and exceed guest expectations in every way. I am sure the next time we have a party, we will be hiring them again. I would highly recommend Sara & Paul Barham for their five-star catering services for any occasion, and would be thrilled to make a personal recommendation and answer any questions you may have. You may contact me at alexfeher@yahoo.com -- and I will give you my phone number if you prefer to speak.

  • 5/5 stars June 30, 2014

    Barham Catering did an amazing job catering our summer tiki party at our home in El Dorado Hills. Sara & Paul make a great team. They were prompt and well prepared taking care of everything from décor and food to service. They were professional and friendly and allowed me the comfort of knowing that everything was under control. The food was excellent and many guests came up to me to tell me it was some of the best they had had. To top it all off, they left my kitchen clean after they were done. For anyone who has had a large party at your home, you know the aftermath and cleanup is always the worst part. Barham Catering exceeded my expectations and I will absolutely use them for future events and recommend them to my friends and colleagues.

    Sara B. from Barham Catering replied to this review on June 30, 2014:

    Kristin,

    We appreciate the positive review and it's clients like you that keep us going with a passion for amazing service. We truly enjoyed serving you and all the amazing friends. We are looking forward to the next fun party!!

    Thank You

    Paul & Sara Barham

  • 5/5 stars June 10, 2014

    Sara and Paul did a wonderful job of making our celebration of life family gathering for my recently deceased mother a relaxed, effortless experience. They arrived on time and their set-up in my kitchen was beautifully staged. The food was outstanding. Even the little kids loved the tri-tip and the chicken, the fruit plate and the dessert. The grilled veggies and two salads were delicious. Sara and Paul left my kitchen immaculate. I would recommend Barham Catering to anyone looking for a first-rate catering service.

    Sara B. from Barham Catering replied to this review on June 30, 2014:

    Linda,

    We can't thank you enough for this review! We are so happy that we met you. Thank you for letting Barham Catering make your celebration of life peaceful and relaxing. We enjoyed all of your family.

    Barham Catering

  • 5/5 stars June 1, 2014

    Sarah and Paul did a great job. The food was fantastic and they exceeded all our expectations!

    Sara B. from Barham Catering replied to this review on June 30, 2014:

    Marvin,

    Thank you for the review and we are so happy that we exceeded your expectations! Congratulations on the beautiful new home!!

    Barham Catering

  • 5/5 stars April 4, 2014

    The Salvation Army had a Conference for all of its Pastors. We had Sara and Barham Catering do the meal. It was excellent! The food was hot and the meat was moist. It was all very tasty. I would recommend Barham Catering to anyone who needs a catered meal!

    Sara B. from Barham Catering replied to this review on April 15, 2014:

    Sheryl,

    It was a pleasure working with you and for the Salvation Army. We enjoyed meeting you and serving such great people. We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

    Thank you for choosing Barham Catering

    Sara Barham

  • 5/5 stars March 23, 2014

    Last night we had Chef Sara cater a small private dinner in our home to celebrate my Dad's 85th birthday. Paul was the server. First of all, they exceeded my expectations, super professional and attentive, food was delicious, everything made from scratch and nicely garnished. During cocktails we had a photographer taking photos in the yard and Paul came out, passing the appetizers (bacon wrapped shrimp, crab cakes with ginger garlic aioli, and bruschetta) and kept our champagne glasses filled. We moved inside for a first course of mixed green salad and breads with three types of butters. Second course was the best artichoke bisque ever. The main course was also excellent (I can give more details if you want them!) and for dessert we chose to supply a cake from Ettore's which Paul served along with coffee. All the while Sara was quietly busy in the kitchen hand washing all our silver, china and crystal so by the time we were all finished they were too and the kitchen was tidy. It was great to have it all in the comfort of our home - basically we were able to bring a fine restaurant to us. My parents really liked Sara and Paul too. We will hire them again. The menu was definitely high in fat but my dad loves that. I have no doubt Sara could go with a much lighter menu if that is what is requested. I'm looking forward to giving it a try at the next appropriate occasion! Thanks so much Sara. I wish the pix were ready - maybe I can post them later.

    Sara B. from Barham Catering replied to this review on April 15, 2014:

    Kathleen,

    We are so happy that we had the privilege of cooking in your home for such a special event.Your family is so great! We are looking forward to working with you in the future.

    Sara Barham

  • 5/5 stars March 17, 2014

    Loved, Loved, LOVED Barham Catering. We attended Matthew's Team Crab Feed and the food was absolutely delicious! Catering staff kept the food flowing in a timely manner and their set-up allowed the line to move very quickly. My picky-eater children not only ate the food that Barham Catering had prepared for them, but they, also, tried the "adult" food and I was ABSOLUTELY floored when my children not only ate it; but requested seconds. I would HIGHLY recommend Barham Catering for future events.

  • 5/5 stars March 16, 2014

    Enjoyed a wonderful catered crab feed that absolutely blew my mind! Everything was truly outstanding!!

  • 5/5 stars March 16, 2014

    Last night Sara and Barham catering did our crab feed event to benefit March of Dimes March for Babies event. My sister in law puts the event on each year and family helps get it all together. This year was a crab feed. I can not begin to tell you what an amazing job this catering company did! It far surpassed our expectations! The presentation was amazing. I was very impressed at the attention to detail. From the impressive buffet display (which was a work of art in itself) right down to the table settings. We have done this event since 2008 and this was by far our best event to date! Not only was presentation amazing but the food was delicious! Multiple people commented it was the best crab they ever had. The Cajun flavored crab was a hit and our table agreed better than Joe's Crab Shack! All the sides were cooked to perfection. Including a savory pasta and perfectly cooked baked potatoes. In addition to providing us with unsurpassed food and service and helping make my sister in laws event a raving success they donated an in home catered dinner for 4 that I bid on and won! Can't wait until we get to have them come out and cook for us! If you are looking for a top notch, highly professional caterer look no further! You found them!

  • 5/5 stars March 16, 2014

    Every year, our March for Babies Team hosts a fundraiser to raise funds for March of Dimes. Sara and Barham catering helped us host our very first Crab Feed this year and I could not be more impressed.

    From the beginning, Sara was incredible with being clear and concise with communication. She worked with us to make sure that our food costs stayed low enough for us to have a wonderful profit margin, but was also so incredibly delicious, no one could stop talking about how fantastic the food, flow of service and quality was.

    The food was impeccable. Words cannot begin to describe how impressive it not only looked, but how memorable it tasted. The hot garlic seasoned crab had those who normally disliked crab, eager for more. The food was all served at perfect temperatures and in such a seamless way that you not only didn't noticed that it was being refreshed, but you never worried about running low.

    When hosting a fundraiser for 150 adults and 50 children, with two distinctly different and broad menus, to have every single person walk out of the event raving about the food, it makes you feel good. Not only did we raise a lot of money for babies, but, with Barham Catering, we were able to put on an event that left people happy, full and eager for our next event!

  • 5/5 stars February 15, 2014

    Sarah,
    Thank you for making my mothers birthday/anniversary so special! So professional, I was very impressed, The food was wonderful, displayed nicely and I never had to worry about my guest. You were very attentive, serving food and making sure everyone was taken care of, which is exactly what I was looking for. Communication was not an issue and you definitely worked with my on making this a special event. I would use your service again without question and so would my guest. The party was a hit..thank you for your help!!

  • 5/5 stars January 25, 2014

    Fantastic job! Sara and Paul were superb, the setup and display was perfect and they made our small space work perfect! The food was delicious and all our guests were happy and full! I will definitely use Barham Catering again for my future events! Thank you so much!

  • 5/5 stars December 28, 2013

    Sara was profession with the food presentation and her service. My company raved about the food . I would highly recommend her services. Sharon Wise

    Sara B. from Barham Catering replied to this review on December 29, 2013:

    Sharon,
    We really enjoyed meeting you and the rest of your family. We are happy that you were so pleased with our service. We will always be here for any need you may have.

    Thank You!

    Sara Barham & Barham Catering

  • 5/5 stars December 22, 2013

    Thank you to Chef Sara and Barham Catering! Our biggest and best dinner fundraiser, the Spaghetti Feed, was placed in your capable care and we were so blessed (and impressed) with your food, service, friendliness, and professionalism. Several attendees said your spaghetti sauce was the best they'd ever tasted! Again thanks again to all of you; you're our only caterer from this point on!

    Sara B. from Barham Catering replied to this review on December 29, 2013:

    Living Hope,

    We were very happy to be a part of the fundraiser to save your church. Seeing all the emotion and passion that you have in the community was so heart warming and we were very grateful to be a part of the experience.

    Thank you and if you need us in the future we will be there for you!

    Sara Barham & Barham Catering



  • 5/5 stars December 16, 2013

    Excellent communication and organization prior to and during event. The food was as described and well prepared. Staff was friendly and helpful, while maintaining professionalism during the party. Very reasonable rates and accommodating staff.

    Sara B. from Barham Catering replied to this review on December 29, 2013:

    Sarah,
    What a great event! We enjoyed serving all your guest and going above the expected. We know you didn't know what to expect with hiring us from the internet ,but we are so pleased to have you as returning clients for next year. We truly had a blast and connected personally with many guest!

    Thank you

    Sara Barham & Barham Catering

  • 5/5 stars December 12, 2013

    Sara was fantastic to work with. She listened to my needs and created a menu that was just was asking for. She made suggestions and gave ideas and really delivered. She is easy to contact, showed up on time, had a very nice display and the food was AMAZING! All of my guests loved the food. Sara and Jenna were very professional and I felt they did a great job talking to our guests about the food. She made a special drink for us that tasted very refreshing and also warm for the holidays. I am very happy to have found Barham Catering and we will be using them for all of our events.

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. We love to do dinner parties!

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. **Highschool Reunion at the Blue Goose in Loomis, Heavy appetizer party for 100 people**

**Wedding at the Newcastle Wedding Gardens, Summer wedding and BBQ style with appetizers**

**Spaghetti Feed Dinner for a Church in Sacramento, Non-profit to raise funds to save the church**

**Forks & Corks event to raise money for ARC culinary department

**Christmas Party for 40 people in Sacramento, Specialized menu with Filet and Salmon**

**Christmas Party Dinner Drop off at Camellia Gardens in Sacramento**

**Larkspur Hotel Holiday Catering**

**Personal Christmas Dinner for Needy Family in Sacramento**

**Christmas Eve Dinner Drop Off**

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Hire a Professional!

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. Its very demanding work and takes a lot of planning. I have perfected my timing with years of experience.

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. Quality always comes first to us. We will work within a budget. We always go above and beyond to please our clients.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. We take pride in our work and aim to please every client. We have a true talent for fine dining.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. We love to see happy people and we express our love through food.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. Whats your favorite food to cook? My answer is always that I enjoy cooking French food because of the rich wine and butter.

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. My uncle Steve passed from ALS back in 2009 and every year around Christmas he would feed the needy or supply them with sleeping bags. In remembrance of him I started a family tradition. We make 20 gallons of chili and corn bread and delivery it to homeless people on the streets of Sacramento. Just seeing the faces light up because they are so happy with something hot. They are always so Thankful and it really hits home on why I love what I do. I truly do what I do because I love pleasing others.

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. I love what I do and I love making others happy. Its a rewarding feeling to please others through my talent of cooking.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. When I was younger I loved to cook. I have been cooking since I was a little girl.

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. We just had a non-profit catering that we donated all the food from our vendors to raise funds to save a church in the Sacramento area.

Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?

A. I have currently taken interest in Gastronomy Cooking. It is the new age of cooking and it amazes me how much flavor and taste can be infused.

Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.

A. The non-profit catering we did for the church and how amazing it was to see how great of a relationship I have with vendors that they donated foods to help. I had zero food cost.

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. We price per person and feel our pricing is fair. You pay for the quality.

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. I would suggest to learn from a well known Chef and do it for free if you can. The only way to learn and to really find out if this is the career for you is to put in the hard work. I would also say take notes and pay attention to detail. Always ask questions and have a great work ethic. Life is not free and the hard work will pay off if you are dedicated to what you love!!

Q. What is your greatest strength?

A. Our greatest strength is having a great staff and a great work ethic. We also have a great culinary background and the knowledge.

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