Burke & Black
Burke & Black is a POC, woman-owned catering company serving the greater San Francisco/Bay Area. We specialize in grazing tables, boards, boxes, and cones. As a small company, we set ourselves apart by maintaining a commitment to using the best ingredients available. We deliver premium artisanal cheeses, homemade jams & compotes, and desserts.
Burke & Black is also devoted to the environment through the use of sustainable packaging. Our company eschews single use plastics, all boxes are compostable, and all jars & utensils are reusable.
More than just creating beautiful food for our clients, everything we do is fresh, seasonal, high quality, and made with taste foremost in our minds.
The company was founded in 2019 by Nicole Burke and Monique Black who met while working together at the Michelin starred restaurant Quince, in San Francisco. When home life took them away from the restaurant world, they decided to create Burke & Black. Through Burke & Black they continued doing what they love, creating memorable experiences with hospitality and a commitment to quality and taste.
Though Monique left the company in early 2021, her passion, commitment, and attention to detail will always be a part of Burke & Black.
Before starting Burke & Black, Nicole worked for over 15 years in restaurants both in New York (Del Posto), and San Francisco (Quince, Gary Danko). She is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in New York and has held several positions within the industry including; line cook, server, expeditor, and office manager. Nicole also headed the reservations departments of two of San Francisco’s hottest restaurants, and worked as a catering manager.
After being asked to cater a friend’s birthday, her passion for creating delicious works of art was ignited. Nicole uses her background in fine dining to select quality ingredients, paired with seasonal house-made jams and compotes to bring elegant and flavorful fare to Burke & Black clients.