The Story Behind Blend: A Catering Company in Reno

We started Blend after earning our education and training—a trek that took us from the strict Culinary Institute of America in New York to some of the most eclipsing restaurants and catering companies in Napa Valley and San Francisco. Throughout our comprehensive experience we’ve continued to test our limits, standing strongly by our mission to deliver truly unforgettable experiences. We are happy to call the Greater Reno Tahoe area our home, as this region is brimming with culinary possibilities and evolving in exciting ways. We love bringing our experience to this revival and building valuable partnerships with other movers and shakers in the community to bring people unparalleled experiences in food, drink and celebration of life’s delicious moments.



Our Journey
Along our food journey we got to experience a little bit of everything, we even operated a food truck—a hot, humid, cramped truck of food. The food was tasty and the atmosphere was challenging, but it wasn’t quite us. See, we like the specialness of catering; we’re people-people who enjoy celebrations, special events, group dinners and other gatherings where friends, family, co-workers and strangers get together to share an experience. We like working a variety of events; it keeps everything fresh. It’s the variety that keeps us excited.
We like working a variety of events; it keeps everything fresh. It’s the variety that ignites our passion for culinary possibilities. Well, the variety and the people. OK, OK, it’s the variety, the people and the great food we get to create that keeps us thrilled to run a limitless catering company. From the beginning we have made it our mission to push the limits of fine catering to deliver a uniquely memorable experience for every event.
  • I’ll never think of using another caterer.

    —Said by a mother whose son is a caterer
  • Whitney is a delight to work with—always responsive, never a hitch or difficulty. We have used many caterers for both corporate (150-300 guests) and private (25-100 guests) parties over the years, but Blend surpasses all others. When it comes to menu and service, look no further; I wholeheartedly recommend Blend.

    —Rob D.
  • I found Blend Catering through a random online search – I needed someone to cater lunch for my daughter’s graduation from SNC in May (I’m not from the Tahoe area). I have to say I was a bit nervous – I’ve never planned a food event before without first meeting the owners in person or participate in a tasting, or at least having received a recommendation – but I simply didn’t have the time. Through phone calls and emails with Whitney ... we planned the menu and the event – and the result was perfect in every way! The food was well prepared and delicious - I received many, many compliments from my guests. The on site sous chef Sarah and front of house captain Courtney were very professional and did an excellent and seamless job preparing and setting up the food, and cleaning up after. They even set up a cake I brought separately and offered to serve it. I would recommend Blend in a heartbeat – they helped make a special day very memorable! When it comes to menu and service, look no further; I wholeheartedly recommend Blend.

    —Julie M.
  • Along with Josh and Whitney being phenomenal, their entire staff is extremely respectful and wonderful as well.

    —Callie B., repeat customer
  • Thanks for the spectacular food and service at the Derby yesterday! I’ve worked with caterers most of my career—and as one myself back in college—and your team and quality is definitely the best of the best. Sara and the crew were helpful, responsive, thorough, pleasant to be around and made my job easier all day. The guests and clients loved the food! So in short, THANK YOU!! You guys rock and I love working with you.

    —Amy Riley, Red Carpet Events & Design
  • Wow! I don’t even know what to say. I am so beyond impressed. You really listened to (and understood) our vision and delivered. I have received nothing but compliments from our guests about the food, the portion sizes, the super friendly staff (I head this one a lot!), how clean the kitchen was left, and more. Cheers to a wonderful company! Thank you guys from the bottom of our heart.

    —The Faccinettis
  • After moving to Reno recently, we wanted to find a caterer as superb as the ones we worked with in San Francisco. To our delight, we found Blend! The unique combinations of ingredients, spices, and seasonings in each selection was incredibly tasty. Each item was so light and fresh and that our guests kept asking each other "have you tried this?" again and again … even several days after our event!

    —Rob D.
  • Thank you so much for everything. Honestly it was SO perfect! The food and all the people that work with you two were so professional and kind. I cannot say enough good about you all! Thank you for all of it.

    – Kristin R,