We Get Things Cookin’!

Fresh Ingredients. Phenomenal Staff.  

Exceptional Service. 

Providing full service catering and event planning to the SF Bay Area, including Mountain View, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, and beyond.

Allow us to help make the vision you have for your event a reality so you can relax and enjoy the event knowing our detail-oriented event planners are there to ensure your event is a success.

Why choose us?

Our goal at California Barbecue is to help you create an event that is extraordinary. Our team of seasoned professionals not only meet, but consistently exceed our customer’s expectations. We strive to anticipate your needs and we believe that every event should be unique.

Since opening our doors almost 25 years ago, our BBQ catering company has received awards, recommendations, and, most importantly, steady repeat business from many of the big financial contenders of Silicon Valley.  Our reputation precedes us, and our clients are extremely satisfied and very loyal.

Whether we are providing a boxed lunch for a corporate training, a backyard barbecue buffet-style for family and friends, a plated gala for one of the leading tech companies in Silicon Valley or assisting a couple make their dream wedding a reality from start to finish, every occasion is meaningful to us and we plan, prepare and perfect each detail as if the event were for our own family.


Our family business was established in 1991 by our “Founding Father” John Kermode. Named California Barbecue to inspire a “sun and fun” feel, this imagery is the ethos behind our innovative menus. With an emphasis on refined yet creative cuisine, our menus incorporate both traditional classic favorites and original private recipes. Acclaimed dishes such as our signature Barbecue Spare Ribs fresh off a smoky grill, Filet Mignon with Portabella Mushrooms in a Red Wine Sauce, Ginger & Soy Salmon, and a mouth-watering variety of award-winning soups and specialty salads, offer a taste of our culinary talents.

We use a line of fully sustainable, biodegradable, and disposable ware–cups, plates, napkins, even cutlery–that makes even the most “disposable” meal green. In addition to our traditional fare, we also have gluten free, nut free, vegetarian and vegan dishes as well.  Whatever the occasion, California Barbecue will create the perfect ambiance for your gathering with a menu and services custom-tailored to fit your needs.

California Barbecue is not your typical BBQ catering company. From your first phone you will experience our superior customer service. The first to arrive at your event and the last to leave, we stay on top of every detail to ensure your event runs smoothly and without any problems. 

California Barbecue, we get things cookin’!

1350 Pear Ave.
Mountain View, CA 94043
p: 650.940.1513 ~ f: 650.940.1380