About Gilded Grape

THE GILDED GRAPE is a Sonoma-grown catering company with over 20 years of culinary experience specializing in distinctive Wine Country fare for smaller more intimate gatherings for 2 to 25 guests.

The presentation & flavors of Sonoma’s Valley of the Moons are inspired by centuries of Spanish Missions, French Farmhouse Cuisine & rustic Italian Trattoria styles.

Chef LeeAnn Geneve, Chef/Owner of THE GILDED GRAPE prides herself working closely with local organic farmers & ranchers, weaving a thoughtful tapestry of Terroir & Vineyards- Seasonal product that harmonize with every dish.

Your personalized Field to Table menu will debut locally sourced Artisanal cheeses, cured meats, & Mission Olives to Pacific Coast Seafoods tithe freshest most abundant produce & herbs available.

All of this promises to create lasting culinary memories during your special visit to Wine Country!

What Customers Are Saying
About Us

We pride ourselves on what our happy
clients say.

“Last summer the Gilded Grape featured a Lavender Inspired menu, fascinating! We just had to give it a try. Every dish was ever so delicately flavored with the floral herb.”

Flora M.

“This was the very first time that I have splurged with a Private chef and not did it all myself and I am so happy that I did ! Chef Lee Ann really allowed me to enjoy my guests, be present to their love and to enjoy fabulous food in an intimate environment”


“Chef LeeAnn, provided one of the most intimate, elegant and tasteful experiences in my home for a very special occasion. The presentations and flavors are beyond description and “highly recommended”.

Paul O.

“The Gilded Grape’s Alfresco Buffet Table looks like a photo shoot right out of Food and Wine Magazine!”

Thomas S.


As Chef/Owner of THE GILDED GRAPE- Food is my life- it's my Passion! I live to EAT not eat to LIVE! Surrounded by such beauty and abundance, I am blessed to call Wine Country my home!

I strive to allow the seasonal ingredients speak for themselves. Cooking and sharing my food with others are so fulfilling. Traveling on Culinary Tours all over the globe is another Love of mine.

With over 25 years of culinary experience, I began as an assistant to the pastry chef at Jeremiah Towers’ illustrious STARS Restaurant in San Francisco then to Bradley Ogden’s renowned Lark Creek Inn in Larkspur then back to San Francisco as caterer for Mr. Charles Schwab and his top executives before finally finding my dream home in Wine Country.

Besides my own catering company, I often work as an on call chef for special events at The Culinary Institute of America at both Greystone and Copia in Napa, as well as Sonoma Mission Inn and Ramekins Cooking School, and am currently baking in the Pastry department at Montage, Healdsburg’s newest 5 Star resort.

It is my pleasure to serve you- my goal is to create beautiful and lasting culinary memories of your visit here in Wine Country!