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Catering in San Mateo, CA,
(650) 227-1125

About Us

Cheat A Little Catering is a full-service wedding catering service operating out of San Mateo, California. This talented team of culinary experts specializes in preparing delicious and personalized celebration menus using the freshest seasonal ingredients. With a full array of catering options, they craft each dish with care and attention to provide your day with a one-of-a-kind dining experience.


From Asian-inspired appetizers to scrumptious pasta stations, Cheat A Little is ready to create a sensational wedding menu with you and your guests in mind. With an impressive selection of items to choose from, they also offer vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and kosher dishes for those with any dietary needs. Their culinary options include:

  • Appetizers
  • Buffets
  • Desserts
  • Entrees
  • Family-style meals
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Food Stations


Cheat A Little Catering offers numerous event planning services to ensure every detail of your wedding is flawlessly handled. As well as meal preparation, they conduct walk-throughs and site-visits, and also provide timeline and logistics coordination. Working seamlessly with all wedding vendor partners, they ensure that all the important details are discussed and implemented for a stress-free experience.


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  • We were so happy with our experience with Brian and his team. From the first conversation, I felt comfortable knowing he had it all under control. He knew my venue and kept me in the loop on their construction issues that we needed to know about due to parking, etc. He met with me and had a plan all set up for our wedding day. He went the extra mile to make sure all the logistics were covered and the day of the wedding, his staff were completely professional and made my guests feel great. The food was awesome and my guests raved. We are so glad we chose Cheat a Little, they made it the best wedding ever!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Catering

    What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

    $ 90.00

    What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

    $ 60.00

    What is the average catering price per person for stations?

    $ 75.00

    What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

    $ 55.00

    Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

    Delivery, Set Up, Clean Up, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Server(s), Tastings, Chairs, Tables, China, Linens, Flatware, Glassware

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 18.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    House Beer, Specialty Beer, House Wine, Champagne Toast

    What event services do you provide?

    Delivery, Set Up, Clean Up

    What catering services do you provide?

    Breakfast / Brunch, Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Custom Menu, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Lunch, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tapas, Tastings

    What types of cuisine do you cater?

    American, Asian, BBQ, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Russian, Sandwiches, Seafood, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai

    What dietary needs can you accommodate?

    Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Halal, Kosher, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian

    What bar services do you provide?

    Liquor License, Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar, House Beer, Specialty Beer, House Wine, Specialty Wine, Champagne Toast, House Liquor, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Outside Alcohol

    Which of the following items can you provide?

    Chairs, Tables

    Which of the following items can you provide?

    Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

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