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    Love Your Wedding!

    By Debbie Pfisterer

    People in love are important to Blue Heron Catering because they are what bring us together. Hopefully you have connected with such a special someone! If so, we love that you are in love, and we want to celebrate that with you: with your wife, your husband, your partner, your dog, your children, and all of your family and friends.

    Love is intimate, and we embrace the uniqueness in every couple. We want your love to be represented by what we do on your special day and to live in the hearts of all that share the day with you. We’ve done many LGBTQ weddings, even back when they were commitment ceremonies, but my very most favorite is my daughter’s wedding to our trans son-in-law in 2015 at a ranch in Bodega Bay.

    The collection of friends who came together—250 of them—celebrated their love in a deeply emotional and connected way. Our vendor partners and staff, being a wonderful mix of LGBTQ and straight, supported all that was important to the couple and executed the day perfectly.

    We work alongside some of the best wedding planners in the area, and are happy to connect you with them. We not only “do events,” but we also get involved in the micro community that is created every time a couple gets married. There is no cookie cutter wedding to us. Each one starts with the two of you committing to a lifetime together and evolves into a meaningful memory. That’s how we roll. We are inclusive, passionate, diverse and experienced, and are proud to live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    We have been catering in this area for the last 29 years! We’ve been honored to get to know each and every one of our couples.  Our passion for spreading the love includes our partnerships with local farms, including high school farms where we hire the students for interns at our café. We are committed to sustainable practices to lower our carbon footprint. We also hire and retrain local residents.

    Debbie Pfisterer is the Owner and CEO of Blue Heron Catering, Inc. She has a lifetime passion for honest, soulful food, locally sourced ingredients, and unforgettable events. She graduated from Cal State East Bay (Hayward) with degrees in Business Administration and Marketing. In addition to catering all types of events, Blue Heron Catering operates the Cannery Café in Hayward.


    1-PHOTO Fred and Jaime (1)Frederick Sullivan and Jaime Botello, who oversee the Weddings & Occasions page for the San Francisco Bay Times, are the talented wizards behind Sullivan-Botello Events ( and SnB Party Rentals (650 -877 – 0840 , Both are Certified Wedding Planners with extensive experience in creating memorable, personalized events for special occasions. Their rental service is incredible, offering everything from beautiful gold Chiavari chairs to LED dance floors, and all at competitive prices. They are the creators of the Gay Vanity Wedding Show and are longstanding members of the Golden Gate Business Association, which is the nation’s first LGBT Chamber of Commerce.