My Mediterranean culinary roots put strong emphasis on cuisine rich in vegetables, fruits, fish and olive oil. When that trend meets wonderful California produce, the sky’s the limit.


We asked Eli to cater a luncheon for 200 people to celebrate our daughter’s Bat Mitzvah last fall. Unbeknownst to us, the location at which our event was taking place had all kinds of unexpected and challenging kitchen related issues and restrictions. Eli met the challenges of our location with total calm, professionalism and good humor while managing to provide us with a beautiful, delicious, and creative meal. From the early food tastings and menu selection through preparation and finally to presentation, Eli’s easy going and thorough manner instilled totally confidence. I cannot recommend him more highly!

Judy, Kensington

Eli’s Gourmet Catering added immeasurably to my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah celebration. The food was elegant and novel without being precious, nourishing yet creative. Eli built the menu around my daughter’s tastes, trimmed it to our budget, and still every bite was savored by our guests. And the desserts? Good thing there was excess, otherwise the last bits might have inspired fisticuffs. These delights are now legendary among our friends and family. Thanks again, Eli!

Harrison, Berkeley