WHY DINE WITH US?
For all it takes to host the perfect event, we can provide catering, both formal and informal, with our gourmet, Chicago-style deep dish and thin crust pizzas. Available in over a dozen different specialty combinations, satisfy guests of all kinds with high-quality ingredients and distinct flavors. From business meetings to birthdays, baby showers to wedding receptions –and everything in between, we can deliver a custom event specific to your needs.
Appetizers, salads, and even wine are on our menus along with critically acclaimed pizza – a food loved by all, but none done like Little Star. We offer different meal options - charming and unique brunch, satisfying lunch and delectable dinner selections - and different event formats; plated, reception style, and buffet style. Let our friendly and knowledgable Catering Director, Guia Nocon, help you realize your vision for your next event.
The Little Star Pizza location in the Mission opened in 2006, and specializes in gourmet, Chicago-style pizza. This is the second location in the franchise and remains owned and operated by founder, Jon Guhl. After 10 years it has become a staple in the community and hosts thousands of unique guest a year.
The Albany location is the last addition and is positioned on Solano Avenue. This particularly family-friendly location has a large dining room and full bar, with decor that sets itself apart from the others; a long, tall red booth spanning an entire wall; hanging, decorative lights; high ceilings, beautiful and comfortable waiting area.
The Star on Grand, opened in 2013, is the next step in the franchise representing the core values of high-quality food and family-friendly atmosphere in Oakland. Located in the old Milano restaurant space, The Star impresses with light-up marquee, exposed brick, chandaliers and two full bars.
Little Star has been honored the "Reader's Choice for Best Pizza" in the SF Weekly for the years 2005 through 2009. San Francisco Bay Guardian: Reader's Choice "Best Pizza in the Bay Area" 2011 and 2012. Little Star has also been included in 7x7 Magazine's "Big Eat SF: 100 Things to Try Before you Die" for two years running. Lastly, in a NY Times article that appeared in 2005, Little Star Pizza was declared "head and shoulder's above Zachary's", their East Bay rival, by pizza expert and food writer Ed Levine.
Guia Nocon is the Director of Catering for the 1100 Group. She was born in the Philippines and raised in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and Sacramento. She started working in the restaurant industry when she was 16 at a tiny sandwich shop in Folsom, CA. Owing her love of hospitality to her large, Filipino family, she understands the importance of community through a welcoming, nurturing, fun atmosphere centered around delicious food, drink, and conversation.
Guia earned her degree in Literature, Creative Writing with an emphasis in poetry from the University of California in Santa Cruz. She is honored to have studied under numerous luminaries including National Book Award Poet, Nathaniel Mackey; Santa Cruz Poet Laureate, Gary Young; and activists, Angela Davis and Bettina Aptheker.
After college Guia spent some years in Portland, Oregon where she worked various restaurant jobs while also a working poet and music journalist. She moved back to San Francisco in 2010 and since then have bartended, waited tables, and managed at various restaurants. Guia approaches her work with passion, dedication, organization, and with the singular purpose of providing the best possible experience to her clients.
When not working she can usually be found tracking down a new book to add to her library, hanging out with her dog, family, friends, or driving all over California in search of adventure.