Barham Catering

Penryn, CA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

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

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

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


Penryn, CA 95663

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26 Reviews
  • James S. Dec 13, 2015
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    We couldn't be happier with with Barham Catering's handling of our 35 person birthday celebration. The food was absolutely delicious, and Sara and her assistant Jenna were extremely efficient as well as very friendly and courteous. We would most definitely call on her again and recommend her enthusiastically to anyone else.
    Replied to James S. - Dec 22, 2015

    James, We are so happy that everyone enjoyed the Birthday party. Thank you for such great positive feedback. Thank you Sara

  • Kathleen F. Sep 27, 2015
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    We had such a great experience with Sara. With very short notice she put together a beautiful spread for 75 people. Everyone loved the food, the quatities were perfect and her professionalism was outstanding. I would definiatly use her for another catering job.
  • Debbie J. Jun 25, 2015
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Sarah provided complete setup and buffet style catering for 23 people for my Dad's 100th birthday party. Everything was wonderful and seamless from planning the menu and beverages, setup, decor and food for 23 people. I heard many compliments on the filet mignon, alaskan salmon, grilled vegetables, salad and cake were good too. We held the party in a large vivid "Coca Cola" room at the assisted living facility that had very strong red, white and black decor. Sarah ordered perfect sized rental tables and set it all up beautifully with red and black linens with fresh flower arrangements (red roses and white flowers). It was a splurge for us but a beautiful way to honor and celebrate my Dads 100th birthday. I was out of town so it was terrific that I didn't have to do anything other than plan with Sarah.
  • Kimberly M. Jun 21, 2015
    Personal Chef (One Time)
    Verified Review
    Barham catering service (Sara) was amazing, her and her husband (Paul) worked great together, they arrived on time, and the presentation of the food was beautifully arranged on the table. Sara prepared all the food and Paul passed out , every appetizer was had great presentation. Great people , would definitely use again and would recommend to others.
  • Traci M. Dec 14, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Barham Catering exceeded our expectations! The food was superb and elegantly displayed, Sara and Paul attended to every detail for the duration of our event, and were professional, friendly and made the event a great success!
  • Patricia A. Dec 1, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Sara and her husband and staff were exceptional from beginning to end, easy to work with, fair, fabulous food, service, buffet table was beautiful. Have nothing but great things to say about the entire process. Murphy-Gloor wedding 11-29-2014
  • Kathleen K. Oct 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.
  • Linda W. Oct 14, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    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
  • Stephen S. Oct 6, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    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
  • Margaret L. Aug 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
  • Alex F. Aug 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 -- and I will give you my phone number if you prefer to speak.
  • Kristin I. Jun 30, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    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.
    Replied to Kristin I. - Jun 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

  • Linda L. Jun 10, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    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.
    Replied to Linda L. - Jun 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

  • Marvin R. Jun 1, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Sarah and Paul did a great job. The food was fantastic and they exceeded all our expectations!
    Replied to Marvin R. - Jun 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

  • Sheryl C. Apr 4, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    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!
    Replied to Sheryl C. - Apr 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

  • Kathleen C. Mar 23, 2014
    Personal Chef (One Time)
    Verified Review
    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.
    Replied to Kathleen C. - Apr 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

  • Andrea P. Mar 17, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    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.
  • Erica D. Mar 16, 2014
    Enjoyed a wonderful catered crab feed that absolutely blew my mind! Everything was truly outstanding!!
  • Christy S. Mar 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!
  • Denise M. Mar 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!
  • Jadell S. Feb 15, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    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!!
  • Aubrey S. Jan 25, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    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!
  • Sharon W. Dec 28, 2013
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Sara was profession with the food presentation and her service. My company raved about the food . I would highly recommend her services. Sharon Wise
    Replied to Sharon W. - Dec 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

  • Jeanette B. Dec 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!
    Replied to Jeanette B. - Dec 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

  • Sarah B. Dec 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.
    Replied to Sarah B. - Dec 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

  • Heather H. Dec 12, 2013
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    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.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
We price per person and feel our pricing is fair. You pay for the quality.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
When I was younger I loved to cook. I have been cooking since I was a little girl.
What types of customers have you worked with?
We love to do dinner parties!
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
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.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Hire a Professional!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I love what I do and I love making others happy. Its a rewarding feeling to please others through my talent of cooking.