Small Potatoes Catering & Events is a full service catering and event company with an extensive background in both Event Production & Design, specializing in San Francisco cuisine. SPC&E was founded in 1995 by husband & wife team Michael & Elaine Jennings. Their culinary training and corporate event planning backgrounds are fused with their personal philosophy of gracious entertainment.

Our team

Michael Jennings

Michael Jennings has worked in the food industry since the age of 12. A career based on classic on-the-job training resulted in numerous Sous Chef and Executive Chef positions in some of Northern California’s most adventurous restaurants. His innovative approach to food is at the heart of Small Potatoes Catering & Events. Michael continues to evolve and develop unique menus and oversees the culinary operations.

Elaine Jennings

Elaine Jennings was Founder & President of Concentric Productions, Inc. for 12 years prior to launching Small Potatoes Catering & Events. Her extensive meeting, conference & event production expertise has equipped her with a skillful eye for design, form and function.

Elaine directs SPC&E’s thriving Event Department. She has earned a reputation creating memorable, high profile, influential galas & themed events for both private and corporate clients. Elaine’s presentation & event production skills blend seamlessly with SPC&E’s cuisine.

Kristina Shy, Sales and Production Coordinator

Leo Varos, Executive Chef

Sharon Saunders, Pastry Chef 

Danny Sanchez, Equipment Manager

Pink Lee, Event Director

Pink Lee, a San Francisco native, previously held positions in both education and management. Pink has gained a reputation for creating impeccable timelines down to the last detail, and takes pride in checking each and every item off of the list. When she's not producing events, you can find her enjoying her favorite city. Whether it's an evening of dancing to oldies or enjoying a local restaurant (especially a bowl of delicious spaghetti & meatballs), Pink's positive and social attitude reverberates throughout the bay.