SAN FRANCISCO (January 27, 2016) - Margaret Teskey, President of Taste Catering and Event Planning announced today that Steven Tevere has been brought on board as Taste Catering’s new Executive Chef. Steven directs the culinary operations for Taste Catering’s clients and is inspired by Taste’s progressive passion for excellence and by the bounty of ingredients that the Bay Area has to offer. Additionally, Steven will oversee the culinary partnerships with Press Club and Walt Disney Family Museum, creating the menus for all daily operations and special events.
“We are thrilled to welcome Steven to the Taste Catering team,” says Teskey. “He is a culinary talent and his undeniable passion and expertise bring an exciting energy as we continue to grow and serve the Bay Area.”
Most recently coming from The Carneros Inn in Napa, Steven brings years of experience to Taste Catering’s kitchen. Born and raised in New Jersey in an Italian family, Steven learned at an early age to appreciate the foods, flavors and cooking styles from his mother and grandmother. Cooking and activity in the kitchen was always a large part of his daily routine, evolving into a lifetime passion and prestigious career. His professional cooking career started with a move to California to attend the California Culinary Academy, and was followed by a sous chef position alongside Nancy Oakes at Boulevard. Steven credits Ms. Oakes for helping fine tune his style and approach to cooking. Steven went on to hold management positions in award winning, multi-unit restaurants including The Restaurant at Meadowood in St. Helena, the Lodge at Pebble Beach as well as The Carneros Inn.
As of April 2015, The Walt Disney Family Museum has partnered with Taste Catering & Event Planning. As the museum's culinary partner, Taste Catering will run operations at the Museum Café, offering light seasonal fare inspired by the local market, growers, and purveyors. The Café is open to museum visitors and the public during museum hours (10am–6pm, daily). Guests can enjoy seating indoors or outdoors, overlooking the lawn on the Presidio’s main parade grounds.
Through the new partnership, Taste Catering will also assume the exclusive responsibility for producing special events at the museum. The venue offers a unique blend of the best in American animation, history, technology, and culture. For both corporate and private groups, The Walt Disney Family Museum offers a comfortable environment for memorable events.
"The new partnership between The Walt Disney Family Museum and Taste Catering & Event Planning is a brilliant joint venture," says Taste's President Margaret Teskey. "Both parties are passionate about this collaboration and excited about the Café and special event offerings that we can bring to our mutual clients and friends."
See more at: http://www.waltdisney.org/
Our growing wedding department is proud to welcome wedding designer Christopher Lee. Formerly the lead wedding planner for Leftwich Event Specialists, Christopher brings years of event production experience, industry relationships and keen eye for design to Taste. He has a passion for helping brides and grooms customize their wedding experience and thinking creatively to meet budgets and exceed expectations.
Billy Cook, Executive Event Designer at Taste Catering for the past six years and a "Tastebud" for the past eleven, recently married his long time partner Julian Grant on July 18, 2014. It was an intimate affair with close friends and family followed by a dinner reception at La Sociale in Presidio Heights. Jean Louis their 2 year old Frenchie acted as "ring bearer".
Rick is an award winning pastry chef and established contemporary artist. His reputation as an exemplary pastry chef was established when working with Dean Fearing at Mobil 5 Star "The Mansion on Turtle Creek". We welcome Rick and his talents to Taste.
Here are a sample of some of his summer specialties:
Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Lollipops; Mascarpone-Passion Fruit Coconut-Macadamia Croquant; California Blackberry and Caramelized White Chocolate Bombe with Blackberry-St. Germaine Sorbet.