A wine country-casual, seasonal, wood-fired experience


Our Mission


Stellar Catering provides family-style catering, perfect for the occasion where the formality or cost of a plated meal isn’t the right feel. Rustic, open fire cooking is our style and expertise.

Stellar Catering wants your event to evoke the true spirit of California’s wine country. Unique, seasonal and locally-sourced foods prepared over live flames, Stellar Catering can turn an ordinary event into a truly memorable and delicious- experience.

Our Food

Our Services

Stellar focuses on memorable and delicious food served ready-to-eat, buffet or family-style in the heart of California Wine Country.

China, flatware, cloth napkins and
other provisions are available for
events, above the price for catering.

Lean and efficient service options keeps
our prices competitive and your
event intimate.

*Tasting samples and site inspection typically not included.


Interested in having us cater your next event? Please leave us some details and contact information and we will get in touch with you shortly!


About Us

Stellar Catering is a marriage between two Sonoma food powerhouses: Bruce Riezenman, one of California wine country’s top chefs and authors, founder of green-certified Park Avenue Catering; and Ari Weiswasser, fellow CIA-graduate, who cut his culinary teeth in Paul Liebrandt’s Corton and Thomas Keller’s French Laundry. Ari opened his acclaimed restaurant Glen Ellen Star in 2012.

Together, Ari and Bruce conceptualized live, wood-fired cooking as a new California wine country staple. Enamored by open flame cooking, the pair brought together Bruce’s expertise in crafting memorable food events, with Ari’s flair in melding local, seasonal flavors.

Popular for wine country weddings, rehearsal dinners and social family gatherings, “off-table” catering allows for a variety of dining options, including buffet or family-style. Food is what brings us together, and Stellar Catering focuses on making a remarkable meal to complement your event.


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