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Catering in Palm Springs, CA,

Dash and a Handful Catering

2100 N Palm Canyon Drive Suite #104
Palm Springs, CA, CA
Services: Catering | Login to save vendor
(760) 883-5333

About Us

Chad Gardner, Executive Chef and Owner of Dash and a Handful Catering, has a passion for exotic, bold spices and unique flavors. Dash and a Handful is more than a name, it is a style of cooking for Chad. As far back as he can remember his mother was in the kitchen creating wonderful offerings for his family, many times without recipes and just by using "a dash of this and handful of that" as his mother would say. Bitten by the culinary bug at a very young age, Chad has always looked at food in a bit of an unconventional way. Creating dishes in his head and them preparing them in a kitchen. This unique style of cooking has brought Chad to work with some of the finest Chefs, including at the 5 Star 5 Diamond Four Seasons Clift Hotel in San Francisco as well as award winning artisans of the Sonoma Wine Country. Dash and a Handful Catering is a full service Coordination, Catering & Special Event Company. Chad has over 20 years Fine Dining Hospitality Experience in Weddings, Private Occasions, On Location Craft Services & Catering as well as Corporate and Charity Events. Dash and a Handful is poised to provide you with the Ultimate in Service to create a Total Guest Experience, by taking care of all the details to make your special event a memorable and stress free occasion. Listed as "Best of Yelp - Palm Springs - Personal Chefs", Chad, a member of the James Beard Foundation has dedicated a Farm to Table approach to Catering whenever possible. He prides himself on being environmentally aware and uses sustainable products. Hailed a Culinary Artist, Chad is proud to offer you the culmination of his culinary experiences, blending global spices with classic techniques to create sumptuous global modern cuisine.


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  • Planning a rehearsal dinner and cocktail party in CA from NC could have been a daunting task but Chad and his amazing team made my job as mother of the groom easy. Even with historic rains settling in the week of the wedding festivities in La Quinta, the wedding eve events were flawless. Chad, Maggie, and Vicki were not only super organized but they also were calm, professional, and absolutely delightful to work with. The food was delicious, the presentation was lovely, and our guests all had a wonderful time. Many thanks to the Dash and a Handful pros for coordinating a picture perfect evening celebrating the bride and groom! Highly recommend Dash and a Handful!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Catering

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

    $ 75.00

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

    $ 75.00

    What is the average catering price per person for stations?

    $ 100.00

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

    $ 25.00

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 28.00

    What event services do you provide?

    Delivery, Set Up, Clean Up

    What catering services do you provide?

    Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What types of cuisine do you cater?

    American, Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese

    What dietary needs can you accommodate?

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

    What bar services do you provide?

    Liquor License, Bartender(s), 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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