Golden State Catering
Golden State Catering

Golden State Catering

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$70/person
starting cost


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Scheduling

Responds in about 1 hour

Introduction: Newly listed on Thumbtack, I started this business in 2019 to bring an amazing catering/event service here in Northern California. I have 18 years' experience and have worked my way starting from the bottom, to where I am now. I work with many different cuisines and give you the experience found in the top restaurants in the world. My focus is quality. I never cut corners, even when it’s more expensive, but I will take the time to make sure you’re 100% happy. No budget is too small. I mainly cater to small and large weddings & events, as well as small dinner groups. I can accommodate any allergies and dietary restrictions. Please visit my website for my full menu and pricings. I look forward to bringing happiness to you and your guests with great conversation and picture worthy plates that will make the evening memorable. -Chef Adam Norbotten Golden State Catering LLC
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 18 times

1 similar job done near you

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9 employees

3 years in business

Payment methods

Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

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Jeff R.
Feb 6, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Adam was simply amazing in every aspect. He was personable, explained anything we had questions about, and put a tremendous amount of pride into his work. His attention to detail and drive for perfection were incredible. This dishes he created for us were well thought out, complimentary of one another, gorgeous when plated, and unreal in flavors and texture. We had never experienced anything like having a personal chef come to our house to cook for our special event, and Adam absolutely blew us away in every aspect. Do not wait another second to book him and his staff for your next event!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 2 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Catherine P.
Mar 20, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

We can't say enough good things about Chef Adam...he was a delight to have in our home and made my Dad's 90th birthday celebration a delight. I was very impressed by how easily he adapted to changes in his game plan; i.e. bartender calling out sick the day of the event. His menu items were so yummy that our guests couldn't stop eating them and ate much more than they drank. Even the food that was very familiar, he put his own spin on and elevated them to a whole new level. Kudos to him for all his efforts - we would hire him again in a heartbeat!

Details: Birthday or anniversary party • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • Alcoholic drinks • American - casual • Small bites • Yes, full service • Outdoor venue • Yes, full kitchen • Fewer than 20 guests • Paper napkins • Disposable plates, utensils, and cups • Standard (basic ingredients)

Wedding and Event Catering
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Jan M.
Mar 1, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Adam was the first to respond to my request for a chef on Thumbtack. His quote for my event, a Murder Mystery Dinner party, was a good value. And he was very willing to discuss menu options based on our 1920’s theme. He was flexible and willing to adapt to my two guests with food allergies no problem. He even offered to create a digital menu based on our party theme which I was able to send out to the invitees ahead of time. On the day of the party, Adam and his assistant arrived at the pre-arranged time and were set up and prepping with efficiency. They came fully equipped and utilized our kitchen space very well. Adam even provided the plates and serving dishes and also rented for us four gold place settings to coordinate with mine, as I was short by 4. Our party was for 14 guests. Adam provided two appetizers, and a three course plated meal that was fabulous. All circa the 1920’s era, including cranberry orange duck, and “murder by chocolate” cake that was to die for! Every guest thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the evening, including the two guests with dietary limitations. Thank you Adam and Bruce for an excellent job. I would recommend Adam and will consider him again for my next event. J from GB

Details: Birthday or anniversary party • Dinner • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • Dessert • American - formal • Mediterranean or Middle Eastern • Plated meal • Yes, full service • Home • Yes, full kitchen • Fewer than 20 guests • Table décor • Standard (basic ingredients)

Wedding and Event Catering
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Deanna C.
Feb 19, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

What an amazing experience! From the beginning of our consultation to the very end was such a a delight! Chef Adam not only delivered an amazing 4 course meal but the experience and professionalism was such a joy! He was on time and cleaned up! But the food, oh my gosh the food! Each dish was better than the next! I can’t say enough great things about Chef Adam! I will definitely being working with him in the future!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Italian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Ashtyn A.
Mar 26, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Great service! I threw a surprise party for my parent’s anniversary and was so pleased with the food provided. I felt a bit lost looking for a caterer but then stumbled upon Golden State and am so relieved I did. From the start, the communication and prompt response was exactly what I needed. He answered all of my questions and even adjusted the menu a bit for what I was looking for. He arrived on time and even a little early which I was happy about. The food was great, everyone enjoyed themselves and I didn’t have to worry about a thing! Definitely recommend!

Details: Birthday or anniversary party • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • Coffee or tea • Dessert • Mexican or Latin American • American - casual • Italian • American - formal • Food stations • No, drop off only • Home • Yes, full kitchen • Fewer than 20 guests • Serving and warming equipment • Plates, utensils and glasses • Paper napkins • Standard (basic ingredients)

Wedding and Event Catering
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Adam Norbotten

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    What I think the customer should know about pricing, especially as a personal chef, that the price may be a little higher than the per plate price. This is because I block that whole day off to focus on your event. I shop, research, cook, and the commute to your location. These are all things to consider so that there are no surprises when the price is slightly higher than expected. For weddings, a plated meal will cost more due to hiring more staff to accommodate the process. This is to make sure everyone is eating at the same time and that the meal will still be served warm.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I will ask to call them based on the info they have provided here and go into a little more detail on the food and pricing. I will make it easy and not complicated at all for the customer. I will ask if there are any dietary restrictions or allergies before consulting and creating an ideal menu.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have 15 years of experience working in high volume kitchens and catering. I’ve worked my way up from a line cook all the way to a head chef. I’m SERV Safe certified and have kept up to date with all of the COVID guidelines. I traveled all across the world and worked in some of the top restaurants there is.

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