Your GENENTECH Caterer since 1993

Creative. Fresh. Fabulous.

Debbie's Creative Catering-The Perfect Choice!

With more than 30 years of experience, our friendly staff of catering professionals has an outstanding record of long-term customer satisfaction. 

Conveniently located in South San Francisco, we proudly serve our clients in the Bay Area, and even ON THE BAY (providing catering service to corporate and private Yacht Charters), as well as providing daily catering to many local Biotech companies as a preferred caterer. 

Our team has been delivering breakfast, lunch and special events to Genentech since 1993! 

Pictured: One of the original "Grazing Tables" (over two decades ago!!)


About Us

Owner Debbie Newman grew up cooking with her grandmother, a native San Franciscan. It was during these culinary adventures that she discovered her love of cooking and passion for creating dishes with fresh, local ingredients and an appreciation of not only healthy and delicious foods, but also colorful and visually appealing presentations. 

At Debbie’s Creative Catering, our entire culinary team shares Debbie’s enthusiasm for great food and our dishes are a reflection of this passion. We will work within your budget to create a well-balanced menu that is colorful, delicious and fun! 

Our team takes great pride in creating health conscious dishes that leave a lasting impression. 






Please allow a 30 minute window on all deliveries.

Debbie's delivery team is familiar with the Genentech campus and delivers directly to the conference room.

*Important - Please ensure that ALL breakfast items have been cleared prior to our arrival, and that the room will have ample space for your lunch set-up. Kindly remind meeting attendees to remove all personal items such as purses, briefcases or laptop computers from the food set-up area prior to our arrival. We have many deliveries on campus each day and it is of the utmost importance to us that your delivery and the deliveries that follow are set-up on time! We truly appreciate your assistance in this matter!


We order the majority of our ingredients fresh for each event, and  are limited as to how many orders we can take each day, therefore we require a 48-hour advanced (business day) cancellation notice and a 5 -business day advance cancellation notice on groups of 50 or more. If orders are not canceled within the required timeframe charges will incur.


We are set-up for direct billing to your cost center. When placing an order, please reference your cost center (and WBS code if billing to a project) and it will be directly billed to your cost center. An invoice will be sent to the email you have provided.


Menu items and pricing may be subject to change due to seasonal market changes or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. We are happy to create a menu to suit your budget.

 Our friendly staff of catering professionals has an outstanding record of long-term customer satisfaction. Debbie’s Creative Catering works with you from concept to conclusion. Our personal attention assures that everything runs smoothly, and we are dedicated to the perfect party every time.


Our breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, & holiday themed menus are thoughtfully prepared using fresh, seasonal, high-quality ingredients, (organic and locally sourced when possible).

We offer a wide variety of appetizers, snack options and desserts.

Our extensive menu includes Seafood, Mediterranean, Italian, Mexican, Caribbean, Asian-inspired, Southwestern, and light California cuisine as well a variety of healthy salads, quiche, wraps, grilled pita sandwiches, appetizers and desserts. Our dishes are prepared from scratch. We use only fresh ingredients and lighten up traditional recipes when possible.

Special Dietary Requests

Vegetarian options are included on the menu. We are happy to accommodate vegan and gluten-free dishes upon request, as well as any other special dietary requests whenever possible.

Seasonal menus are available throughout the year and will be posted online.

Labeled Vegetarian options are always included on our menu.

We are happy to accommodate vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free dishes upon request, as well as any other special dietary requests whenever possible.

We're Green

At Debbie’s Creative Company we use only compostable, biodegradable/recyclable products including utensils, paper products, and more. We love our customers and our planet.


Despite Covid-19 challenges, Debbie’s Creative Catering is committed to providing delicious, beautifully presented meals that we are known for. We understand that people long to gather and celebrate life, and so do we! As offices open and people gather for socially distanced soirees, our individual meal/snack boxes are a perfect option! We accommodate all the safety precautions allowing our customers to enjoy while mingling safely. If you prefer a socially distanced buffet or a sit-down event, our fully vaccinated professional servers are always available to help.