We are a family owned business that started with our Pleasanton restaurant, Girasole Grill, in 1994 and expanded into catering in 1998, taking the name A Pampered Palate in 2001. Both operate from our Pleasanton restaurant site with the same management team. We call our cuisine ‘Fresh Italian with a California Attitude’, and incorporate a fusion of Asian, Mexican, Southwestern and Caribbean flavors into our menus.
Our management team is headed by our 'hands on' owner Skip Hinsley, who founded the business in 1994, and a kitchen staff that has been with us for years, some since we opened. Our catering staff is separate from the restaurant staff and is professionally trained.
We were voted 'Best of Weddings in Northern Califronia for 2010' by the premire wedding web site, "The knot", and have catered for such notables as Senator Feinstein, Representative Ellen Tauscher, Govenor elect Jerry Brown, among others. We have also been the primary caterer for the Golden State Warriors since 2005 and have catered many functions for the Cities of pleasanton, Dublin & Livermore.
Our Catering Services
We cater to a variety of functions from 25 people in a private home to 900 in a large Hall, community center, winery or corporate location. We cater to the greater East Bay, Tracy, San Jose, Benicia/Vallejo, the Peninsula and San Francisco and specialize in wedding receptions; bar/bat mitzvahs; fundraisers and special events.
We are a ‘full service caterer’ providing server & kitchen staff for buffet, plated meal & hors d’oeuvre events. We provide china, silverware, glassware, linen & ‘cake’ or dessert service.... all in one price. We will handle any rentals, plan your event and coordinate with all vendors, both ‘prior to’ and ‘day of’. We have a catering Liquor License’ for cash or hosted complete bar service, as well as variety of ‘Beverage Packages’ when you wish to supply the beverages.
In addition, we offer our economical ‘Self catering To Go’ and simply ‘Drop off’ packaged foods that dramatically lower your per person cost.
Our Commitment to You
We are committed to making your event stress free and that which you envision. We pledge to bring you:
Easy to understand ‘value pricing ‘ that is ‘published’, so everyone is treated equally, and includes all of the china, linen, glassware, silverware and cake/dessert service.
A balanced menu with flavorful delicious foods, elegantly presented
Our guarantee not to run out of food
A variety of beverage alternatives, fairly priced, to meet your needs
Prompt and friendly service with a smile
Multiple buffet lines and plated dinner staff for fast meal service
Planning assistance and Coordination with your vendors & site management.
Check out the “Thank You Notes” for some testimonials that we deliver. We want to please you and make you happy. That’s how we get most of our clients…..by your referrals and repeat business. Besides, it simply makes us feel good to do so….and that is the reward in itself.