About Us


William (Bill) O’Laughlin has a long history in the bay area hospitality industry. Hailing originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, O’laughlin completed a one year classic French chef’s apprenticeship in Washington DC before moving to Southern California in the late 1970’s, where he expanded his horizons to include many aspects of the restaurant business. After a 12 year corporate marketing position with an international corporation, O’Laughlin moved to San Francisco and established Events by The Cheshire Cat in 1990. As a well-established and highly respected specialty caterer and event planner in the San Francisco Bay area, Events by The Cheshire Cat has achieved a reputation for elegant innovative cuisine, creative presentation and stellar service.