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"The food was awful—flavorless and not well made. I could have done better using frozen products from the grocery store. I was so embarrassed to serve it to" my guests. To make it worse, the owner of the company was unresponsive to my complaints. This was a very expensive lesson to learn. The only positive thing I can say is that the person the owner hired to deliver and set up the food was punctual and did a nice job. But the food itself was tragic.

-laurie F.

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"Your wedding is the most important day of your life...finding a venue to make your experience a dream is pretty close to impossible. That was how I felt until I" met
and her staff of
's. My husband and I were looking for something that provided excellent food, and a good location. We did not want to have guests traveling from all over the state go to a church, and then go to the venue. We decided that Meriden/
was a great central point for everyone and we wanted to do our ceremony and reception inside of
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was amazing throughout the entire process. She would always have a flexible schedule so I could go there whenever I needed to talk about my special day essentials and every detail. She was more then happy to meet with me and help with chair covers, centerpieces, arrangement of tables and all other details. I could literally go on and on, but the most important thing to me that night was that the food was good. I got married in October and still to this day almost 5 months later, people are still talking about the spread of food, amazing Prime Rib, seafood, and especially the cocktail hour. I really can't thank
and her staff enough for making my day unbelievable. I would highly recommend this venue to anybody not just for a wedding, but for other events. We had over 200 people at our wedding and we used both rooms and had more than enough rooms with 15+ tables of guests. A+++++

-Desiree D.

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Catered a business lunch with boxed lunches. Everyone was so excited to get a fresh made sandwich, broccoli salad, a piece of fruit and a cookie. People started trading just like a school cafeteria, as every box was slightly different the only thing that was marked on the box was the meat/bread of the sandwich. People commented how fun it was. ...More /> No vegetarian boxes were requested, but that is an option.
5 Stars!
- David T.
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It was a wedding for 150 people. It was a fairly standard cost and it was competitive with every body else. He was great and we were very pleased with them. They conversed with us through the whole process and were very flexible around the menus. They understood what my daughter was looking for and adapted to that which a lot of caterers won't do. They were very good to work with and the food was terrific. Every body thought the food was great.
- Richard L.
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came up with menu choices targeted to his favorite foods and our budget, worked out the best logistics for the food and bar, provided a first-rate assistant and bartender, adjusted unflappably when the event had to be rescheduled, set up and dismantled everything flawlessly, served amazing food, and left us with delicious leftovers, even though we had ordered conservatively. With previous caterers, we have had trouble getting guests to move from high-traffic areas to the dining room buffet, but not with
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's food! Even friends who never eat at cocktail parties were raving and asking for
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All the outstanding
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brings the complete package: great menus, fabulous food, seasoned expertise, high quality and reasonable prices, and a wonderful personality.
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- CHARLES H.
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It’s the best I’ve ever had. They have an iconic #19 sandwich on twice baked
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bread with Russian dressing, pastrami Swiss cheese and coleslaw that is the perfect combination of ingredients. It’s all made on the premises and hand cut. The
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bread is sourced out, but it’s amazing! They have drive-up service which is great too.
- Jerry M.
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My daughter (the future bride) planned her wedding reception with Chef
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of
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's help throughout the process: "She is wonderful to work with! Chef
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I met Chef
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prior to the actual wedding. She and her crew were personable, prompt and professional. My daughter was thrilled with the delicious desserts, as were our guests.

When Chef
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found out how our wedding cake baker bowed out at the last minute, she baked the bride and groom a special gluten-free wedding cake for them! (as a wedding gift to them)

It was a wonderful relief to know we didn't have to think about tablecloths and table decorations;
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provided them and they were lovely/

They were a joy to work with; we highly recommend them and would definitely use them again.
- Patricia N.
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They’ve been very helpful since we recently moved to the area. They are so nice about introducing us to people in the area and helping us find things. The food is absolutely excellent.
- Patricia C.
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It was excellent. They had a wide variety of food choices. They delivered it to our house. The food was fresh and delicious. I got many complements on it and I have actually recommended them to several other people. The manager did a nice job of working with them and was able to customise the menu to meet their needs.
- Nancy M.
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was professional, prompt and guided me through the entire process. We met well before the party date and agreed on a menu and a budget. He also managed the rental of plates, flatware and wine glasses for the event.
He was prompt and courteous and professional on the day of the party and required very little guidance/assistance in setting up the serving areas.
The food was elegant, delicious and made the entire event feel special. The setup was was pleasing to the eye and fit right in with my decor. Everyone commented on the how delicious everything was. At the end of the event everything was whisked away as
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brings all his own equipment and serving ware (aside from using my oven and
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top for heating). When he left, it looked as though he hadn't even been there.
The next day the catering rental people picked up the rental items. I didn't have to wash a THING!
There were absolutely no surprises with
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. I will definitely use him more often as it really does make these occasions worry-free.

- casey D.

All Caterers in Carlsbad, CA

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ABBEY CATERING CO

7776 1/2 Eads Ave
San Diego

ALL THE TRIMMINGS CATERERS

7559 ROMERIA ST
Carlsbad

Amuse Bouche Catering

9880 N. Magnolia Ave. Suite 107
Santee

Bajas Tacos & Catering

540 flower
Chula Vista

Baklava King LLC

9932 Prospect Ave
Santee

BAR NONE BARBECUE

7401 PRINCESS VIEW DR
San Diego

BartendSD

1924 Thibodo Rd

Barworks Catered Beverage Service

8504 Commerce Ave
San Diego

BEKKER'S CATERING

7449 MISSION GORGE RD
San Diego

Bettina's Custom Catering

3641 Madison Av
San Diego

Buddies Burgers

5854 Montezuma Rd
San Diego

Cao Chocolates

9804 SW 77th Ave

Cappuccino in the Park

459 S Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas

CARROWS RESTAURANTS INC

2200 Faraday Ave Ste 250
Carlsbad

Carter's Catering & Event Planning

Mount Vernon Street
Lemon Grove

Carter's Gifts & Things

Lemon Grove/La Mesa
Lemon Grove

CATALINA RESTAURANT GROUP INC

2200 Faraday Ave Ste 250
Carlsbad

CATALINA RESTAURANTS

6211 YARROW DR
Carlsbad

Coast Catering

445 Corporate Dr
Escondido

CONCESSIONS PLUS

PO Box 59
Poway

cooking made easy

P.O. Box 683
Wrightwood

COUNTRY STORE

4901 EL CAMINO REAL
Carlsbad

COYOTE BAR & GRILL

300 CARLSBAD VILLAGE DR
Carlsbad

Crave Connection

2559 Old Quarry Rd
San Diego

CREATIVE MILITARY SALES INC

1015 CHESTNUT AVE
Carlsbad

CRYSTAL CATERING

4691 Calle Joven
Oceanside

CULINARY WIZARD

927 WIND DRIFT DR
Carlsbad

Custom Catering

3784 Mission Ave., Ste. 148
Oceanside

DEE'S DELICIOUS DISHES

1723 CORTE VENTANA
Oceanside

DELUXE TOWING (619) 316-2771

13465 CAMINO CANADA #106-444
El Cajon

Details Custom Catering

1444 Pioneer Way El Cajon Ca

Eco Caters

4934 Voltaire Street
San Diego

EMERALD CASCADE RESTAURANT

5055 AVENIDA ENCINAS
Carlsbad

Events + Style

1021 Novara Street
San Diego

Feast On This Inc

8395 Camino Santa Fe
San Diego

FOUR SEASONS FOODS

2960 National Ave
San Diego

Fresh Sushi Catering

3677 Caminito Cielo Del Mar
San Diego

GABY'S CATERING

2609 VIA VERA
Carlsbad

GARDEN STATE BAGELS

5620 PASEO DEL NORTE
Carlsbad

HAL D SIELING & ASSOC

7657 GALLEON WAY
Carlsbad

HOT DOG ON A STICK INC

5942 Priestly Dr Ste 100
Carlsbad

HUNTER STEAKHOUSE

1221 VISTA WAY
Oceanside

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay

1441 Quivira Road
San Diego

ISAAC'S CATERING

2051 PALOMAR AIRPORT RD
Carlsbad

ISLAND BROTHERS TERIYAKI

274 N EL CAMINO REAL
Encinitas

JENO'S CATERING

252 Roma Ave
San Marcos

joesbarbcue

11265 Carroza
San Diego

Julios Catering

Chula Vista

Kevin's Bartending Services, LLC

PO BOX 151205
San Diego

Marina Kitchen

333 W Harbor Dr
San Diego

Metro Catering

6625 Top Gun Street #101
San Diego

Mike's Mixology

3784 Mission Ave. Suite 148 #355
Oceanside

ODYSSEY PROPERTIES

3740 OCEANIC WAY
Carlsbad

Opera Solutions

12230 El Camino Real, Suite 330
San Diego

Paella Valenciana

14471 Yazoo St
San Diego

party time tacos

6875 saranac st
San Diego

pizza pazza

La Jolla

pool

Vista

RG Bar Services

Where ever we are needed
Poway

ROTISSERIE AFFAIR CATERING

PO Box 927473
San Diego

San Diego County Swiss Club

2001 Main St
Chula Vista

San Diego Weddings on the Beach

4006 Mission Blvd
San Diego

Share My Chef

po box 1150 poway 92074
Poway

SLICE OF HEAVEN CATERING

PO BOX 1054
Carlsbad

Spices Etc

2822 Limerick St

SUMMIT EVENT PRODUCTIONS

765 S State College Blvd Ste A
Fullerton

Supreme Catering & Events

3492 Adams Ave
San Diego

TACOS MP

1600 Miracosta
Chula Vista

Tenders Beverage Catering

1033 Camino Del Sol
San Marcos

The Barbecue Pit

2388 Fletcher Parkway
El Cajon

THE CULINARY WIZARD

1710 WILLOWSPRINGS
Encinitas

THE FRENCH GOURMET

960 TURQUOISE ST
San Diego

TIS DELICIOUS CATERING

5600 AVENIDA ENCINAS
Carlsbad

Trolley Stop Deli

8150 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa

University Pet Hospital

7134 University Ave
La Mesa

Urs le Chef, Private Catering

7555 Eads Ave.
La Jolla

Windmill Banquets and Catering

890 Palomar Airport Rd
Carlsbad

Zayne Quinn Home Services

1146 Nancy
Carlsbad

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