Eclectic Enticing Food


As one of San Francisco’s premier event caterers since 1996, Sapore Catering simply believes in building community around healthy, fantastic food. Clients who choose Sapore Catering, hire a dedicated team to curate unique, restaurant-level experiences for their guests, at a reasonable and fair price. Weddings, corporate events and social celebrations – we make your vision a reality.

As caterers, our culinary vision is built on seasonality, service and taste – key ingredients of our custom gourmet creations. To us, taste is an adventure - and we like the challenge of taking classic and unique European, Californian and Middle Eastern plates and finishing them with a hint of the Mediterranean. We pair delicious cuisine and fabulous presentation with warm, professional and detailed service. Food fashions change, but the top product quality Sapore delivers is constant.

Whether your event is intimate or grand, black tie or casual, a corporate function or the wedding reception of your dreams, our goal is to present your special occasion with flair and elegance, at a reasonable cost. Our approach to catering is one of warm hospitality and integrity, always aiming to make you feel as if you were guests at our own event. Have a seat at our table; we look forward to serving you.



Weddings are inspired by you and we believe your food should be too

We are a custom caterer, which means we'll manage your catering details from beginning to end. We'll create a personalized menu and handle your bar service, as well as all of your staffing needs. We can also facilitate your rentals and recommend talented vendors that we've built relationships with over the years.

Whether you’re planning a posh black-tie extravaganza downtown or a backyard reception for 40, we’re here to help every step of the way. Sapore Catering offers unique gourmet menu options ranging from exquisite 4-course meals to chef-manned action stations to relaxing picnic buffets. We also have long-standing relationships with highly popular venues in some of the city’s most picturesque settings. Please fill out our Inquiry Form to discover how we can make your wedding a success.

Croquembouche . A French dessert made of choux pastry, formed into a tower, and bound with caramel.

Croquembouche. A French dessert made of choux pastry, formed into a tower, and bound with caramel.



With Sapore Catering, your wedding will be as memorable and thoughtful as the love you share for each other. Let us help you solidify your event into the joyous gathering you have always dreamed of.

           Take your seat knowing everything is simply perfect.


Even the smallest catering details are what help make your celebration the pinnacle event of your life...and we love making your life more delicious.


Begin the process of making your dream wedding a reality today.  Fill out our Inquiry Form and we will respond ASAP.



Our goal at every event is to make sure a memorable feast arrives punctually, is presented accurately and is served unobtrusively.

Corporate Events

We understand company image. Just as each of our events is a reflection of our image, we work hand-in-hand with you to make yours shine even brighter. From entertaining high-profile clients to product launches, from annual company events to VIP boxed lunches, we pride ourselves in customizing an occasion of any size to fit your specific needs. Our team will strive to make every one of your functions a successful, seamless event.

Social Events

You dream of the picture-perfect affair, and Sapore Catering can help make your dreams a reality by creating the perfect celebration to mark your special occasion. Unsurpassed in style, creativity and professionalism, we combine your ideas with our imagination to create an extraordinary affair. Whether it’s a birthday or anniversary party, a retirement party or a graduation, Sapore Catering will work with you, your family, and your budget to mark your very special occasion.

Private Catering

Whether your hosting a casual backyard cocktail party, or the intimate-dinner soirée for thirty of your closest friends, we approach your event as the start of a long-term relationship. Our success is a result of our customer’s loyalty; not surprising, given our experience for impeccable service and attention to detail. We’ll work with you to develop a personalized menu that reflects your occasion. Count on us to make your next gathering extraordinary.


Think you’re stuck choosing between picking up trays of food at a warehouse store or having a full-blown catered event with rentals and staff?  Not so!  Drop-off catering fills that gap and provides the option of enjoying the same quality of food without the additional service staff involved.  Our drop-off menus are designed for the client simply needing food delivered and attractively displayed without service staff staying on-site. It’s really that easy, so relax and enjoy!

Please fill out our Inquiry Form to discover how we can make your event a success.



Sapore Catering's culinary vision is built on seasonality, service and taste.


Sapore Catering has been a San Francisco staple since 1996. Growing from the catering arm of Caffe Sapore, a European-style eatery situated on a sunny, charming corner in the heart of North Beach, Sapore Catering steadily and organically grew out of a love of finding opportunities to gather patrons, friends and family together to rejoice healthy, eclectic food on a personal level.

Although these days the stoves are bigger, the menus are broader and the tastes are more refined, our hearts still beat to the same drum: to simply build community around healthy, fantastic food.

Elias Bikahi – Chef/Owner

Elias Bikahi holds more than 30 years of restaurant and catering experience. After working up the ranks in some of San Francisco’s most recognizable restaurants, his culinary talents were soon sought by both private clientele and event organizers. Before long, his notoriety elevated Sapore Catering to becoming the preferred vendor with many San Francisco event venues and corporate clientele. Largely self-taught, Elias found success in his catering endeavors due to his passion for his craft, his vast knowledge in-and-around numerous culinary realms, and his personal attention to every project. His knack for developing clients’ ideas into exciting, thriving events are a byproduct of his creative vision, his charismatic and outgoing nature, and a belief in giving the best there is to offer –- both of himself, his team and his ingredients. Elias is a graduate of USF and lives in San Francisco with his wifeand three children.








(415) 269-2098


790 Lombard St
San Francisco, CA 94133


We are a green company recycling, composting, using BIODEGRADABLES and donating our leftovers to services for the less fortunate in our community.

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A partial list of our past & present clientele...

  • Abuzz Productions
  • Audax Health
  • Bimbo's 365
  • Bluewaves Global Campaign
  • CalCPA
  • Campfire Gallery
  • Chase Bank
  • ClearChannel
  • Copernicus Fund
  • El Camino Hospital
  • Equity Office Properties
  • Evergold Gallery
  • Genentec
  • Genesys
  • Google
  • ILM
  • Keller Williams Realty
  • Kinetix Technology Services
  • McKay Foundation
  • Miller Design Company
  • Onyx Pharmaceuticals
  • Oracle
  • Principals for the Arts
  • San Francisco Art Institute
  • Space Systems/Loral
  • St. Gregory's
  • Stanford Hospitals & Clinics
  • Texas Instruments
  • Toshiba America IS
  • UCSF Medical Center
  • Vartanian Sports Management
  • Vimeo
  • WebCor
  • Wells Fargo
  • Yosemite Conservancy




"Thank you so much for catering our wedding and all your help along the way. Everyone was telling us it was the best food they ever tasted at a reception. We could not have been more pleased with the way everything turned out; the food, the drinks, the set-up, your service, everything!  You really went above and beyond for us and we appreciated it profoundly. Thank you so much for contributing to the best night of our lives. I will definitely be recommending you to my future bride-friends who are getting married in San Francisco and will keep you in mind for any future events!"

- Samantha Morey



"THANK YOU for making our wedding day so very delicious! Wow wow wow… every piece of food was so yummy and perfect. We heard nothing but raves and compliments on the food and service from our guests – great job!  How refreshing to see a team  so over-deliver quite the way you did with generosity and creativity. Even with all of our changes, you remained accommodating and spectacular, and we truly do appreciate it. Thank you!"

- Kelly Zane



"What a thrill! ...The food and the desserts were to die for. Our organizers have had nothing but wonderful things to say about you guys, and I can't thank you enough for all of your hard work. The courteous assistance we received, as well as the professionalism from your staff, makes doing business with Sapore a continuous delight and pleasure. I also wanted to let you know that I have given your contact information to many of our members and guests that have requested it. Thank you again for everything!

- Ranger Tom







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