If, as they say, a good partnership results in an excellent product, then the husband and wife team of Richard and Andrea Visconte, founders of Chef Visconte Catering, have hit on a winning formula.
Richard, a European-trained chef with experience working in five-star restaurants, lends an inspired passion for designing and preparing menus for small gatherings to large events, while Andrea provides the charm and attention to detail that would befit a king. Together they combine the grace and ease of true masters at work - Richard's brilliance in the kitchen and Andrea's knack for exquisite presentation and service.
Richard Visconte was born in New York of an Argentine father and Chilean mother, and grew up in both Paris and Buenos Aires, receiving his training at the best schools in Europe including the Lycee d'Hotellerie et de Tourisme de St. Quentin en Yvelines, Guyancort, France, and the Cours Meyan Gracet in Paris, France where he received a Baccalaureate in Economics in 1983. Considered a specialist in South American Barbeque Richard has been featured on the Food Network's Bobby Flay BBQ show, as well as the San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, and in San Francisco Magazine's ''Best Of'' June 2005 issue for Best Performance in a Sweltering Kitchen.
Andrea Visconte, daughter of a Czech father and British mother, has helped coordinate marketing and sales campaigns, and produced events for many corporate clients both here and abroad. Her experience planning events in the U.S., and South America provides a measure of brilliance to every detail from flowers to table linens, china and glassware, topped off by a courteous staff trained in the finest standards of service. The Viscontes are fluent in French, Spanish, English and (some) Italian, and offer an expertise in creating international menus, or fusing them together.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
''I have had the great pleasure to work with Andrea and Richard Visconte for 10+ years and they have always planned and executed every single event, from 10 to 300 people, perfectly. Andrea's planning and front of the house management combined with Richard's exquisite taste and back of the house management equals a perfect, stress-free event. They are one of the most reliable and trustworthy catering teams in the Bay Area."