Private Event Catering

Tommy Halvorson, Owner & Executive Chef: After retiring from a short career in competitive freeskiing, Tommy moved to San Francisco in 2004 to finish his formal education at UC Berkeley and further explore his passion for cooking.Having worked at some of the finest restaurant and catering kitchens in the Bay Area including Eccolo, Adagia, Gary Danko, Chez Panisse, and BIX, Tommy made the decision in 2009 to leave fine dining restaurants and embark on his own projects. Tommy has since been on a mission to redefine what is possible outside the confines of a restaurant kitchen. After successfully making a name for himself in the underground dining world as Executive Chef and Owner of The Phoenix Supper Club and popular pop-up restaurant EAT. Tommy set his sights on creating the best wedding catering program in the Bay Area. Working closely and harmoniously with the founders, Tommy was able to acquire LRE Catering (Living Room Events). A company with over a decade of experience in producing beautiful, memorable weddings and events. With LRE Catering, Tommy is continuing with the founder’s tradition of excellent service, cuisine and hospitality.

Private Event Catering

Matt Seriff-Cullick, Director of Culinary Operations: Originally from Austin, Matt decided to pursue a culinary career after graduating with a B.A. in Anthropology from Stanford in 2004. His desire to work and be trained in the absolute best kitchens in SF and NYC eventually led him Mario Batali’s Del Posto during the year in which it became the only Italian restaurant in 35 years to earn a 4-star rating from the NY Times. He returned to San Francisco and met Chef Tommy Halvorson in the BIX kitchen where they learned that they truly shared a passion for the event world. As LRE Catering’s chef de cuisine, Matt makes sure that every technique is refined and no detail is overlooked. He brings 4-star standards and food ethics to catering in an innovative approach that goes beyond San Francisco’s standards.

At LRE Catering, our team of event planners pride themselves on offering the highest level of customer service and the range of experience to handle your every request. Whether it’s a full production corporate conference, an over the top holiday celebration, a lavish dinner party in your home, or the wedding of your dreams…our team can create a seamless experience just for you.