Front Door Catering owners Nicole DeGennaro and Mike Weibel started their business in 2012 after being in the BBQ contest circuit for many years. It was finally just time to open their own place and share their cooking skills with the rest of us. Their tag line “Great food made from love, seasoned with humor,” says it all.These two actually enjoy what they do, and they do it well.
Recent pandemic issues aside, the two continue to make your catering experience a good one. Mike says, “we can feed 2-2000.” With group size restrictions and social distancing guidelines in mind they have demonstrated their ability to be flexible and accommodating. Mike built some transportable plexiglas serving walls, so while maintaining glove and mask apparel, they continue to serve up those homemade, homestyle comfort foods we all love. Another option they have (think Zoom meeting luncheons) are their $10 boxed lunch specials. These come with choice of hot or cold sandwich, side and one of Nicole’s homemade brownies. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options are available. Special for this Valentine’s Day is a duet of meat dinner for one prepared for curb-side pickup. The meal is just $25 per person and includes Beef Medallions with Bourdelaise sauce and Champagne Chicken, FDC signature salad, twice baked potato, green bean medley and two cream puffs for dessert. VIEW + ORDER HERE
Last, but not least, they have created a fantastic smoked cheese and Oakland Gold honey (honey they produce locally in Oakland) and beef jerky made from sirloin and smoked for hours. Paired with some chocolate bombs, and you are ready for family game night (again). Front Door Catering is located in NOTO Arts District. View their menu and order online of by phone. Note: if it’s not on their menu, doesn’t mean they don’t make it, so just ask.
[article updated from original print version on 01.01.210