Resources

When planning an on-campus event, the Special Events team will work directly with Events Management & Guest Services (EM&GS), our university wide in-house events team, to ensure all logistical details are taken care of including catering, AV, parking, and schematics.

Please remember that the university has an exclusive contract with Bon Appetit Catering to be the sole caterer on campus, and we are not able to work with external catering vendors when hosting an event on site.

When hosting an event or meeting off campus, we recommend using the following vendors listed below.

Restaurant Recommendations

Need a recommendation to take a donor or alumnus to lunch? We have curated a list of local quality restaurants where you can take donors or alumni.

Recommended Local Eateries:

Restaurant

Neighborhood

A16

Marina

Anchor and Hope

Financial District

Battery

Financial District

Bistro Central Parc

Inner Richmond

Garibaldi

Presidio Heights

Hayes Street Grills

Hayes Valley

Magic Flute

Presidio Heights

Nopa

Lower Pac. Heights

Nopolito

Inner Sunset

One Market

Financial District

Original Joes

Telegraph Hill

Osteria

Presidio Heights

Prospect

South Beach

Spruce

Presidio Heights

Due to tight bandwidth, Bon Appetit Catering, USF’s exclusive caterer has a firm food policy of a 10 order minimum per food selection. This has made it challenging to bring donors to campus for intimate luncheons. As we head into the public phase of the campaign,  EM&GS has approved for the Office of Development to order food through external eateries for on campus donor luncheons with 10 people or less. For on campus luncheons of more than 10 people, Bon Appetit Catering must be used.

Recommended Local Eateries When Using Food Delivery Applications:

Restaurant

Neighborhood

Delivery Option

Bella Trattoria

Inner Richmond

Postmates

Credo

Financial District

Caviar, Eat24

IL Fornaio

Telegraph Hill

Postmates & Grubhub

Mission Rock Resort

Portrero Hill

In-house Delivery Service

Palio D'asti

Financial District

Uber Eats

Palomino

South Beach

Grubhub

Perbacco

Financial District

Grubhub

Presidio Social Club

Presidio

Postmates & Caviar

Salt House

Financial District

Grubhub

Sociale

Presidio Heights

Postmates

Zazie

Cole Valley

In-house Delivery Service

Suggested Vendors

Audio/Visual

Oakland AV
Phone: (866) 467-1953
Email: jdukleth@oavs.com

PSAV
Phone: (877) 430-7728
Request Form: http://www.psav.com/contact/

ImageSource Presentation Systems
Phone: (408) 649-6536
Email: aaron@imagesourceAV.com

Floral

Rare Sparrow Floral Design
Phone: (415) 663-6797

You See Flowers
Phone: (415) 476-2898

Balloons

Balloon Delight
Phone: (415) 461-8119
Email: Balloondelights@gmail.com

The Balloon Lady
Phone: (415) 864-3737

Parking

California Parking
Phone: (415) 447-1700
Email: valetoffice@californiaparking.com

All About Parking
Steve Sirianni, Managing Director of Events
Office: (650) 508-8886

Soiree Valet
Phone: (800) 660-1906
Contact Form: http://www.soireevalet.com/ (click on contact tab)

Catering

Hugh Groman Catering
Phone: (510) 647-5165
Email: info@gromangroup.com

Peninsula Catering & Events, Inc.
Phone: (415) 821-7786
Email: info@peninsulacatering.net

Green Leaf Platter
Phone: (510) 647-5165
Email: info@greenleafplatters.com

Left Coast Catering
Custom Events Phone: (415) 934-0600 (Ask for Marissa)
Email: marissa@leftcoastcatering.com
Request Form: http://www.leftcoastcatering.com/contact/

Top Event Sites

It is our highest priority to stay up-to-date with recent trending restaurants, hotels and activities around the Bay Area. Below are the go-to sites we recommend utilizing when planning an activity with donors and alumni or for a special occasion.

  1. 7 X 7 Blog - http://www.7x7.com
    7 x 7 is the Bay Area's online resource for the best local food, drink, culture, arts, style, outdoor adventures, tech, and travel.
  2. SF Travel - http://www.sftravel.com
    SF Travel is a place to find about all things happening exclusively in San Francisco, including events, trending hotels and shopping.
  3. SFist - http://sfist.com
    Keep up to date on what is happening in San Francisco with SFist which features local news, activities, and attractions happening in the City by the Bay.
  4. San Francisco Private Dining Venues (SFPDV) - sfpdv.com
    SFPDV is the one stop shop to find the best venue to host your next event.