Vendor Spotlight: Stag Dining
We caught up with Stag Dining this week and got a fun glimpse into the world of catering. Stag never fails to bring a fun touch of edginess and we love them for it! And their dream meal? Amazing....sign us up!
Where are you based? San Francisco, CA
What do you specialize in? Creative Catering & Beverage Catering
How did you get started? As a Supper Club, in 2010 Throwing underground dinner parties with our favorite Winemakers, brewers and bartenders
What inspires you/your work? Nature first and foremost. We also believe that there is a unique power in connecting people through culinary experiences & events. Often times, the event that we are producing is the first opportunity for our guests to step away from their highly connected and device-filled schedule and allows them the opportunity to relax and connect socially in an authentic way.
What's a fun fact about you that clients may not know? We started making wine last year. We partnered up with our good friends from Bodkin Wines for a beautiful rosé we call Deerblood and Derby Meritage Red. The fruit is from Sonoma County from some small family farms and is tasting quite lovely. We have always been about collaboration so when the opportunity arose to create food-friendly wines with one of the most up and coming winemakers in Sonoma we jumped at the opportunity.
What is one of your favorite venues to work in and why? Our Russian River outpost, The Rio Theater in Monte Rio, Sonoma. It's a slice right out of of Wes Anderson's imagination on the sunny sandy banks of the Russian River.
Do you see any trends happening in the catering industry? Away with the white tablecloths! The Craft-Casual approach that is dominating the hospitality scene in restaurants, bars & hotels, is something we are are applying to the mobile landscape (catering and beverage catering).
What's a dish or meal that you would love to put together if you were given free reign at an event? Take over a seated section at a major league baseball stadium, serve 9 courses of gourmet-inspired take on baseball food during a game... an event within an event!
Tell us the best way to reach you and check out your work. Instagram: @stagdining Website: stagdining.com Tumblr: stagdining.tumblr.com