Our Process

Let’s create a memorable event that will be long remembered.

First and foremost, we are collaborators!  The Robert Dorsey Catering & Events team will work with you to get a clear understanding of your event needs. Our goal to make the planning process enjoyable and straightforward and the team is here to ensure that every detail is considered and managed, giving you peace of mind and the ability to be a guest at your event!

Frequently Asked Questions

RDCE represents a melting pot of international culturally inspired cuisines. Our cooking style is sendible and rooted in California and French techniques. You can find these cuisines represented throughout our menus- Latin, Southern, Southeast Asian, Caribbean, French, Spanish, Mediterranean, and Italian.

Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, Marin, and Napa counties

Bat/Bar Mitzvah, weddings, corporate receptions & conferences, private dinners, cocktail receptions, life celebrations, anniversary celebrations, board meetings, birthdays

For all staffed events the minimum cost is $4,000.00 before taxes and fees.

We cater intimate dinner parties and all the way up to galas and large conferences with several hundred guests.

We are able to take care of your events from A to Z. This can include event planning, floral, lighting, entertainment, DJs, and Day of Coordination.

Yes, we have a full line of gourmet platters that you will be able to order online soon.

Yes, we offer bar packages and specialty cocktail curation. Please consult with our sales representative for additional information.

For events with 200+ guests, we will need 90 days notice. For events such as weddings, we will typically need 120 days notice. For smaller events such as company cocktail receptions, we will need 45 days notice.

Yes, tastings can be arranged through our sales team. A tasting fee of $300 will be added to the event bill with a maximum of 6 tastings guests. Subject to a limited style of events.

Yes, we offer many items that are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and/or dairy free. The menu items will be marked accordingly.

We are a preferred caterer of The Overlook, Overland Station, Bespoke, Oakstop, The Historic Klamath. Chase Center, The Lighthouse, etc…

Yes, please follow the link below to view our sample menus. Please contact our sales team for a full list of our current menus. View Sample Menus

Want some insight to Chef Dorsey’s creative process?

Each plate is unique and it starts with one of Chef’s plate doodles. Take a look to see how chef designs each event.