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Meet Dana and his Team

Dana Clark, Founder and CEO Email Dana

Dana Clark
Chef Dana Clark has been working within the corporate/production catering and hospitality industry for over 30 years. His experience includes managing the hospitality and catering aspects of Catering by Dana, Absolute Barbecue Company and the Absolute BBQ Express. His companies are sought after throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley for their talented and unique catering experience for both corporate and private events.
Dana oversees and manages all aspects of the business interests of his three companies. Since their inception in 1989, he has built his multi-million dollar company to a solid fiscal standing. He credits the sought after reputation and accomplishments of Catering by Dana, the Absolute Barbecue Company and the Absolute BBQ Express to all three company’s focus on quality of service at every level as well as offering varied and special services. You will often find Dana on site at Catering by Dana and Absolute Barbecue events as well as on board the Absolute Barbecue Express, assuring the company’s high quality standards are consistently preserved.

Stephanie Tchalamov, Director of Operations Email Stephanie

Stephanie is a graduate of San Jose State University with a BA in Recreation and Leisure Studies. Her career began working as the Hospitality Director for a local winery where she honed her coordinating skills and love for wine. Stephanie started her tenure at Catering by Dana and the Absolute Barbecue Company in 1999 as an administrative assistant. She has worked her way through the ranks over the last decade and now is Director of Operations and a partner in the companies. Stephanie will manage all aspects of your event from menu development to venue layout and much more.

Julie Simonin - Sales, Event Coordination Specialist Email Julie

Julie Simonin
Julie earned her degree in Restaurant Management from West Valley College in 1987 and has been with Catering by Dana, Absolute Barbecue Company and the Absolute BBQ Express for over 16 years. She has been in the hospitality industry for over thirty years. Julie’s been working special events at various local wineries since 1991. Beginning in 2014, Julie manages all wedding and special event bookings at the picturesque Holbrook Palmer Park in Atherton.

Kacey Cage - Sales, Event Coordination Specialist Email Kacey

Kacey Cage
We are very fortunate to have Kacey working full time in our front office. After obtaining her BA degree in Business and Marketing, she comes to us with a considerable amount of catering experience managing the banquet office of one of the Bay Area's premier hotels. Kacey is extremely knowlegable about catering products, prices and services. Also, her friendly professional demeanor makes her a joy to work with. If you call our front office, chances are that Kacey will pick up the phone and be happy to provide you with excellent service!

Kimbrough Salas - Web Design, SEO, Code Development, Audio Visual Email Kim

Kimbrough Salas
Kimbrough is our resident audio-visual expert and website administrator. He stays busy optimizing our website for the best user experience, maintaining Facebook and other social media sites, creating and implementing email outreach campaigns, as well as providing our clients with microphones, sound systems, video projectors, generators, iPod Party sound systems and DJ services that make events really fun.

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What We Are

Absolute Barbecue Company is one of the Bay Area's largest off-premise caterers for both private parties and corporate events. Catering and event planning is not just part of what we do, it's all we do. That's what sets us apart from other barbecue companies. Our chefs cook on site at your event, providing the most tantalizing aromas and authentic barbecue atmosphere. All you need to do is show up and enjoy yourselves! We feature a true Texas style barbecue, using only the finest choice meat seasoned with hand-rubbed spices or specialty marinades and slow smoked with hickory logs. We then grill over mesquite to ensure that 'fall off the bone melt in your mouth' fresh taste that we are renowned for. We are a barbecue caterer with the wide range of bbq menues.

Catering By Dana, our fine dining and corporate division, specializes in non-barbecue menus. If your needs are greater than just barbecue you won't have to go anywhere else. We can customize any menu to fit your needs whether it's a breakfast meeting, an afternoon picnic, an evening wedding or nighttime cocktail party. We invite you to view our custom menus for a sample of what we can provide, or call us at 650-299-8370 for more information. An event coordinator is available to help you organize a spectacular event that's within your budget and appropriate for the occasion."

What We Do
Barbecue Catering Services
Catering Rentals
Event Planning / Event Catering / Party Planning
Wedding Catering
Themed Designed Parties
Catering Venues and Locations
BBQ Express Bus
Catering and Entertainment
What We Cater
Absolute Barbecue Company
Pre-set Barbecue menus
Ala Carte Barbecue menus
Barbecue Add ons
Beverage Service
Drop Off Menu
Catering By Dana
Hot Appetizers
Vegetarian & Cold Appetizers
Stationary Displays
Chef Presentations
Buffet Salads
Entree Salads
Beef, Lamb & Poultry
Pork & Seafood
Vegetarian Entries
Side Dishes
Basic Box Lunch
Gourmet Box Lunch
Beverage Options
Where We Do It
Alviso, Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame
Campbell, Colma, Cupertino, Daly City, East Palo Alto
El Granada, Emeryville, Foster City, Fremont, Hayward
Hillsborough, La Honda, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Menlo Park
Millbrae, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill , Mountain View
Newark, Oakland, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Portola Valley
Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Francisco, San Jose
San Leandro, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Saratoga,
South San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Union City, Willow Glen, Woodside