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A Note From Maureen Kelly


Knight's Catering is a woman-owned, multi-generational family business, started by my parents, Maggie and Ed McGovern, more than 50 years ago. Over these many decades, we have proudly played a role in helping many generations celebrate life’s milestones – from births and baptisms to graduations and weddings. We are very invested in the people and families we work for and the people who work for us.


From our early days in 1963, when my parents first opened the doors to Knight's Restaurant -- a popular eatery serving breakfast and lunch in Civic Center -- to today, we have enjoyed developing relationships with the people we serve. Our regular customers came from neighboring City Hall, California State Federal Building, KGO-TV and Radio, and Hastings Law School, and we saw most of them every day. Soon, they came to rely on us for their office and personal catering needs, and from there our family business expanded to City-wide catering. When Hastings Law School expanded, the restaurant had to close, but the catering business continued and thrives to this day.


Taking on the family business is something I have trained a lifetime to do. After a childhood spent apprenticing in the business, I finished my undergrad and made a commitment to taking our business to the next level by graduating from San Francisco City College Hotel and Restaurant Program.  And in 2001, my husband, Adrian, and I purchased the business and have expanded our services, refined our offerings and invested in our future.  While Knight's Catering's roots in the community remain the same, our business continues to grow and evolve. Our children Molly, Danny, and Grace all support the family business and Molly is now immersed in the San Francisco City College Hotel and Restaurant Program. I am proud of what we have to offer, in our creative and culinary team, and in the truly memorable events we create for our clients.


For all of you who have been loyal clients, thank you.  And for those of you interested in working with us, welcome. It is our pleasure to help bring your event to life and create memories that will last a lifetime!

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