Preferred Sonoma Caterers

Preferred Sonoma Caterers



About Us

Full service and casual catering. Weddings to BBQ to Corporate Events to Business Lunches.

Preferred Sonoma Caterers was founded by Owner/Chef Amber Balshaw and her husband Jim over 30 years ago. Amber’s love of cooking always keeps her excited about food, and that excitement keeps her menus fresh and innovative. Amber has seen trends in food and design come and go (and sometimes come again) over her years planning weddings and other events. She loves to help couples brainstorm new ideas and knows how an event should flow to get everything just right. Their niece AnnieLaurie has worked for PSC for over a decade and has now joined Amber and Jim as their business partner, bring her management acumen and innovative ideas to the mix

We prefer to work with local producers and farmers for our produce, cheeses, seafood and as much as we can, to not only provide the freshest products but to support sustainable and artisan practices, and the local community. PSC strives to be an active member of the community, helping through donations and charitable fund raisers, and even founding Petaluma's Art & Garden Festival. We firmly believe in supporting the community we live and work in. With a long history of environmental practices, we were proud to be Certified as a Green Company in 2009.


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Rep/Contact Info

Amber Balshaw
Owner / Chef
Jim Balshaw
Owner / General Manager