Ripen Company

Catering services pricing

Food starts at $20 per person and bar services at $1 per person.

Minimum spend

$1,000 total


About Ripen Company

Ripen Company


Welcome! Ripen Company was founded in 2018 by chef Sophie Speer. Our motto is "gather with the best" - We produce seasonal, locally sourced gathering boards and tablescapes with local and seasonal cheeses, cured meats, and everything else that looks good. We are not a full-service caterer - we only do appetizers! Whether you'd like a bountiful "grazing table" (we prefer the term gathering table!) for your wedding day itself or would like to order a few smaller boards for a bachelorette, welcome dinner, or just to snack on while getting dressed - we're here for you with the best stuff California has to offer!

We only do one thing, which makes us really good at it! Working with us, you can feel confident that the food you serve will reflect your values. We curate ingredients from small local farms, creameries, and makers. Our spreads are a "gathering" of all the best stuff (just like your wedding!) - a curated collection of things we love, from local pickles to funky cheese and the first berries of summer. We hope you enjoy them in joyous company.



  • Consultations and tastings - for a fee
  • Delivery and setup
  • Serving staff


  • Farm-to-table

Dietary accommodations

  • Dairy-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Meal types

  • Food stations
  • Stationary appetizers

Ripen Company packages

The Classic


THE CLASSIC is a romantic and abundant board that features a variety of European-inspired cheeses - all made in Northern California from goat, sheep, and cow’s milk. We source the highest-quality American salumi we can get our hands-on, and nestle it amid Bay Area jams, honey, nuts, and fruit. Small ▪ Feeds up to 11 ▪ $170 Medium ▪ Feeds up to 16 ▪ $250 Large ▪ Feeds up to 22 ▪ $330 Crackers, plates, and napkins are not included - if you need them, please order them separately!

The Pique Nique


The Pique Nique is a more casual, savory version of the Classic. It features fun cheeses, like flavored cheddars and mozzarella balls, more picnicky-style meats like mortadella and spicy coppa, and lots of yummy pickles and olives. There’s fruit, too, but the focus is on salty treats. Small ▪ Feeds up to 11 ▪ $170 Medium ▪ Feeds up to 16 ▪ $250 Large ▪ Feeds up to 22 ▪ $330


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  • A Serious Showstopper!!

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    SophiaFeb 3, 2022

    Ripen gathering boards are the number one way that I elevate any event. As an event planner, I'm always looking for ways to make my events more stunning and unique AND for vendors that are easy to work with. Ripen checks all the boxes. Not only do the boards look amazing, they TASTE amazing too! They use the best local ingredients possible. My clients are always raving about them.