Alameda’s Best Catering


Alameda’s Best Catering owners, Joe Jean and Ray Nickaloff, boast a collective experience of over 50 years owning, operating and managing full-service restaurants and catering throughout California. Alameda’s Best Catering is the perfect choice to cater your special event. We cater events of all sizes from small intimate gatherings to large corporate, family and social get-togethers at any location throughout the greater Bay Area. We have catered well over 1,000 events including Weddings, Crab Feeds, Quinceanneras, Class Reunions, Memorials, Birthday Parties, Theme Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, Business Meetings, Cocktail Parties, Hors d’oeuvres Parties, Fraternal Organizations, Charitable Fund Raisers and Service Clubs.


Joe and Ray are accomplished chefs with decades of food service operation and menu development experience. We are well versed in all of the common ethnically-themed menus including but not limited to, Italian, Polynesian, Caribbean, American, German, Filipino, French, Mexican, BBQ, Cajun, Breakfast, Brunch, Continental and Hors d’oeuvres. We have hundreds of proprietary recipes for just about any conceivable menu request. If you want it, we know how to make it.


Our philosophy is very simple. We offer a wide variety of great food from all cuisines at reasonable prices with great service. Add to that our reputation for friendliness, flexibility and culinary expertise and you have a great recipe for a fun and memorable special event.


We are a preferred caterer for the Alameda and Fremont Elks Lodges. Alameda’s Best Catering is locally owned and we are well connected to Alameda’s business, charitable and social organizations.


To book an event, contact Joe Nickaloff at 510-681-1180 or You can visit us on the web at
123 Sheffield Road
Alameda, CA 94501
Joe Nickaloff
Amy’s Moveable Feast

I started Amy’s Moveable Feast in 2012 for my love of cooking and entertaining. I come from a family of generations of good cooks who share the same passions–the joy of cooking for others, the pleasure of gathering with friends and family, and the happiness received from those enjoying themselves.

Born and raised in the Bay Area, I grew up eating home-cooked meals with my family. Those experiences taught me to appreciate the freshness of food and the importance of sitting and taking pleasure in your meal.

Coming from a previous career in the corporate world I understand how busy lives can get and how easy it is to stray from preparing a fresh and delicious home-cooked meal. So at Amy’s Moveable Feast I would like to provide you a little more time to enjoy a delicious, freshly prepared meal–from my kitchen to yours!

Amy’s Moveable Feast prepares fresh, rustic, home-cooked meals from scratch. We offer a weekly choice of two different entrees that include a side starch and fresh vegetable prepared in a local commercial kitchen. The meals are packaged in microwave-safe containers and can be reheated up to three days after delivery.

We shop farmers markets for the freshest seasonal selection of fruits and vegetables, and source certified humane meats and poultry as much as possible. If you are interested in more information about our ingredients, please contact us and we’ll be happy to provide you with further information.


Sign up on our website and receive our weekly email every Friday with the following week’s menu choices.
Place your order online or by email by Monday at 11 a.m. for Tuesday’s delivery.
Every Tuesday between 4-6:30 p.m., Amy’s Moveable Feast will deliver your meals to your home. If you won’t be home we can leave your prepared meals in a cooler or insulated bag at your door or by other arrangement. Please contact AMF to arrange special delivery options.

Because Amy’s meals are made using the freshest ingredients and are prepared from scratch that day, you can order multiple meals for the week and they will retain their wholesomeness and flavor up to three days after delivery.

Amy’s Moveable Feast provides fresh, comforting, and delicious home-cooked meals that are both convenient and affordable. We understand how busy life can be and think you should have the time to sit and enjoy a freshly prepared meal for you and your family.
108 Centre Court
Alameda, California 94502
Amy Warnick
Asena, Inc.

Asena restaurant has been family owned and operated in Alameda since 1996. Co-owners Mustafa Yildirim and Muhittin Arpaci both hail from Turkey, a country known for its generous hospitality and delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Together, they have over 30 years of experience in East Bay and San Francisco restaurants.

Asena features fresh, elegant Cal-Med cuisine and our menu changes every season. Our bread, soups, and most pastas are made by hand, everyday. Our wine list is one of the most comprehensive in the East Bay, and also changes seasonally. We are proud to offer a boutique bar, with many of our own specialty cocktails to compliment your dining experience. We hold annual “meet the winemaker” dinners (which sell out early) and have recently featured Kenwood, Flora Springs, and Alameda’s own Rosenblum Cellars.

We are proud to support other local business by featuring products from J.P. Seafood, Scalise and Sons, Rosenblum Cellars, and Hangar One. We are also proud to have supported local schools, religious and civic organizations with thousands of dollars of gift certificates donated over the past 10 years.
2508 Santa Clara Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
Muhittin Arpaci
Best Lil’ Porkhouse

BLPH provides a variety of organic, natural and humanely raised meats, with a variety of cooking methods from around the country. For example, our tender moist fallin-off-the-bone baby back ribs are offered “wet” (STL), “basted” (KC) & “dry” (Memphis) style. Our pulled pork is smoked “low and slow” to a tender, moist, juicy succulent perfection just like the best joints all over the country do it. We have tender and moist beef brisket, smoked for 12 hours for those that love Texas style BBQ.

We offer a variety of homemade sauces to compliment all of our smoked meats. STL – sweet & tangy, KC – sweet & spicy, NC & TZ – tangy & spicy, or mustard based sauce. We use only local organic and sustainable farmers (in season) for our produce to make our sides and salads. Best Lil’ Porkhouse is the best place in Marin and the surrounding Bay Area to come and enjoy some serious BBQ for serious BBQ lovers!
2210-D South Shore Center
Alameda, California 94501
John Fraticelli
C’era Una Volta

From his early lessons in his nonna’s Elba Island kitchen, to the recipes perfected as he studied the culinary arts in Italy, Chef Rudy prepares the historic flavors of Tuscany for your enjoyment today.
C’era Una Volta opened in 2004, and each year since, we have been honored to be recognized by the Accademia Italiana della Cucina, an official organization of the Italian government, as an authentic Italian restaurant.

Slow Food Mission

In addition to presenting authentic Italian cooking, Chef Rudy has been a member of the original Italian division of Slow Food since 1990, and a member of the Alameda Slow Food convivium since its inception in 2008. Slow Food is a movement that advocates respect for the origins of foods, authentic cultural preparation and the sense of community that accompanies this mission.

Community is truly at the heart of our culinary philosophy. And in keeping with the essence of taking time to enjoy the act of eating with friends, C’era Una Volta offers a quiet location and a relaxed atmosphere in Redwood Square in which to savor your dinner, lunch or caffé in good company at a liesurely pace.

Special Occasions

For a special occasion, ask about our chef’s tasting menus, prepared by Chef Rudy to pair our fine Italian wines with savory flavors and sweet desserts. Also, in addition to our delivery and off-site catering services, our private dining room and mezzanine are available for meetings, conferences, and customized full-service catered parties.

For a real taste of what we have to offer – from the food, to live music, to displays from local artists – we invite you come and see for yourself, and experience the magic of Tuscany right here in Alameda.

Buon Appetito!
1918 Broadway
Alameda, CA 94501
Lisa Cannelora
Chef Care – Alameda

Hello All

just a quick note about me

i was born in San Francisco but I’ve lived in Alameda off and on for over 25 years.

I’m a self educated food service professional whos dedicated over 40 wonderful years  to food service and restaurants!

my work is absolutely the love of my life.

i started loving my job at the age of 5 bussing tables, cutting veggies, sweeping the floor and filling salt and pepper shakers for 25 cent tips at the family soul food joint in the Height Asbury.

i worked fast food at age 16 at an At Arby’s sandwich shop in San Leandro 

I got into fine dining at age 22 after i moved from the Bay Area to Sacramento to work at John Qs in the penthouse of the Sacramento Riverside Holiday Inn.

i continued on to work in a variety of restaurants delis, care homes, grocery stores and delis learning as much as i could from every chef i met

As a very young single parent, i had no time for work, school , parenting and a culinary institute.

So  I spent 15 years in Sacramento …..working, Learning, growing and falling deeper and deeper in love with my work

i moved back to Alameda in 1999. 

i worked at Why Cook for a while then moved on to The Harbor Bay Club Courtside café.

my experiences gave me the skills to help open the new Club House Sports Bar and Grill at the Harbor Bay Club On Bay Farm, in 2000. I created my own menu of healthy and fun foods, hired a great staff, prepared everything from scratch and enjoyed the time i spend there as Head Chef and kitchen Manager 

After leaving HBC My next adventure was to become The Restaurant Dr.

I helped open or reinvent over 25 restaurants, cafes, sports bars, catering companies and delis from the Bay Area to Roseville, Ca 

After helping upgrade the Sacramento Railroad Museums  café. i headed for the wine country To help Hall Winery reinvent La Residence, their newly acquired bed and breakfast in Napa, 

After the B&B i stayed in Napa and took a job with a New Whole Foods Market and i worked in Prepared Foods supervising every venue of the department in front and back of the house 

i helped WFM open five stores. Oakland, Napa, Roseville, Santa Cruz and Capitola.

My next job was to help a smaller natural foods grocer in Santa Cruz called Staff of  Life Market who was suffering from the arrival of Bigger markets 

i  helped this small 40 year old grocer move into a  bigger space that was once a dealership,

i helped design the deli, kitchen, bakery and catering departments and managed all four departments until the staff was well trained and they were operating successfully on their own. 

i created  traditional, vegan, vegetarian and raw menus for the  catering department, the deli, hot bar , cold case and pre pack. 

I had to leave Santa Cruz and return to Alameda in 2011 for left and right total knee replacements and was unwilling forced to retire.


i am a semi retired small business owner enjoying the work i love and helping people have great events!

i am a very personal, down to earth person who cares more about the customers happiness than Anything Else!!

I prepare Every meal with the same care as if I were cooking in your home or mine

i work hard to provide the best quality and creativity for ALL budgets small and great, 

i shop all natural and organic when ever possible and i DO NOT cut corners on anything!

i prepare over 10 different ethnic cuisines and am happy to work with new flavors if you want a menu I’ve never tried before

the love of my job is that i get to be challenged and play with new foods and flavors all the time AND  i learn something new everyday !

thank you for taking the time to learn a little more about your new personal chef caterer. 

l am looking forward to preparing the perfect foods for feed your soul!
1415 Broadway, Suite 222
Alameda, California 94501
Chef Deanna Satterwhite
Herbs & Spices – Shay’s Enterprises

Herbs & Spices Catering is the creation of Chef Wendy Shay. Wendy was raised in the Bay Area, where she grew up eating a wide variety of foods and culturally diverse cuisines. These elements combined to inspire her passion for cooking.
After years of cooking for her family and friends, Wendy decided to become a professional chef. She received her culinary certificate from Tante Marie’s Professional Culinary School in San Francisco.
In 2001, Wendy founded Herbs & Spices Catering, and since then has built a fabulous team of catering experts. The Herbs & Spices Catering team will create fabulous meals for your wedding celebrations, dinner parties, or corporate events. All custom menus feature the freshest ingredients, a pinch of creativity, and a passion for cooking.
2711 Encinal Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
Wendy Shay
Moonstar Buffet


Great Food, Great Fun And Great Atmosphere!
Established in 1991, Moonstar’s original San Francisco location was well known as the best upscale seafood buffet in the Bay Area. Now it is in Daly City, enjoy a lively and pleasant atmosphere with a lot of fun events. Moonstar has earned a reputation for excellence in hosting parties, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, newborn baby receptions, corporate events, retirement parties, memorial services, or business meetings. Our facilities can accommodate up to 450 guests.

383 Gellert Blvd

Daily City, Ca 94015




383 Gellert blvd
Daily CITY
Jack Tang
Nothing Bundt Cakes

In 1997, long-time friends Dena Tripp and Debra Shwetz joined forces and fulfilled their life long dream of becoming entrepreneurs. For six months, Tripp and Shwetz worked to perfect their bundt cake recipe with the result being the mouth-watering Nothing Bundt Cakes. Made fresh daily using real eggs, real butter, and real cream cheese, Nothing Bundt Cakes are hand-made, premium quality desserts with an irresistible taste and a timeless aesthetic. In 2006, new marketing efforts resulted in a modern yet nostalgic Nothing Bundt Cakes brand that appeals to all age groups who love great cake coupled with great design.

Nothing Bundt Cakes are available in numerous sizes to accommodate gatherings both large and small, from bite-sized Bundtinis, to single serving Bundtlets, to larger 8″ and 10″ cakes and even double-tiered cakes. In addition to cakes, our bakeries feature an assortment of artfully designed gifts and decorations with a playful, timeless quality to help make any occasion ever more special.

Nothing Bundt Cakes make great gifts or treats for holidays, anniversaries, birthdays, baby showers and more. Customized corporate orders can be fulfilled by request. Nothing Bundt Cake bakeries feature a wide assortment of cake flavors, including Chocolate Chocolate Chip, White White Chocolate, Red Velvet, White Chocolate Raspberry, Carrot, Lemon, Marble, Cinnamon Swirl and Pecan Praline. We also regularly offer Featured flavors to round out the choices. It’s our way to help make every day a cause for celebration.
5745 Cristie Avenue
Emeryville, CA 94608
The Park Street Tavern
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Located in Alameda, California, on vibrant Park Street, The Park Street Tavern serves a menu with fresh ingredients influenced by Greek and Italian traditions.

Come with a group to the dining room for a special occasion or night out, or stop by the more casual bar and lounge for small bites and something off the wine or cocktail menus. We can’t wait to see you here.
1901 Park Street
Alameda, California 94501
(510) 671-2867
Christos Frangoulis
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