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Authentic Flavors

San Diego , CA
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San Diego, CA US 92121 (map)

PHONE

858-404-0606

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ABOUT US

Authentic Flavors is California’s top full service, off premise caterer.

Authentic creates genuine menus by combining American Modern cuisine with European Influences. We... Read more
Authentic Flavors is California’s top full service, off premise caterer.

Authentic creates genuine menus by combining American Modern cuisine with European Influences. We believe that your food should be entertaining and your event as Authentic as the last. We are celebrated for our flawless events, delectable food, and impeccable service. From creative menu planning and location scouting to complete rental coordination and décor, Authentic will be with you to ensure that your event is flawless. Read less
Catering

INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Creole, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Pan-Asian, Polynesian, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
5000

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
Authentic was great to work with. I had kiosks at our wedding. We chose a grilled sea bass, beef tenderloin and ravioli as well as 3 tray passed appetizers and a strawberry fields salad. Everyone I have talked to said the food was phenomenal and the service was great. I spoke to four caterers about the sea bass and they all told me it could be hard to serve so many people and turn out well. I have to say, they nailed it.
Authentic was great to work with. I had kiosks at our wedding. We chose a grilled sea bass, beef tenderloin and ravioli as Read more...
Authentic was great to work with. I had kiosks at our wedding. We chose a grilled sea bass, beef tenderloin and ravioli as well as 3 tray passed appetizers and a strawberry fields salad. Everyone I have talked to said the food was phenomenal and the service was great. I spoke to four caterers about the sea bass and they all told me it could be hard to serve so many people and turn out well. I have to say, they nailed it. Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Amazing food. Great price. The staff was very professional. We got many compliments and two of our friends have also hired them.
Amazing food. Great price. The staff was very professional. We got many compliments and two of our friends have also hired Read more...
Amazing food. Great price. The staff was very professional. We got many compliments and two of our friends have also hired them. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Authentic Flavors had a major challenge on their hands since they had to provide appetizers and dinner to 100 people on the beach, with no structures or power. Not only did they figure out how to pull that off flawlessly, they provided delicious that our guest raved about. We had stations set up for dinner with a Mexican theme. They really put a high-end spin on some traditional Mexican food dishes. When we started this process, we really didn't know what we wanted, or how we wanted it done. We had a one hour arranged phone meeting with Authentic Flavors where we bounced ideas regarding types of food and the proper set up that would work for our beach event. Numerous times throughout the evening, we had guest come up to us and tell us "This is the best food I have ever had at a wedding!" We couldn't agree more! Prior to the event, we hadn't tasted any of their dishes, however we put all of our trust into the company that they would pull it off, and they sure did! We couldn't have asked for anything more delicious! We aren't sure how they pulled it all off, and I guess that is part of their brilliance, but it all came together absolutely perfectly!
Authentic Flavors had a major challenge on their hands since they had to provide appetizers and dinner to 100 people on Read more...
Authentic Flavors had a major challenge on their hands since they had to provide appetizers and dinner to 100 people on the beach, with no structures or power. Not only did they figure out how to pull that off flawlessly, they provided delicious that our guest raved about. We had stations set up for dinner with a Mexican theme. They really put a high-end spin on some traditional Mexican food dishes. When we started this process, we really didn't know what we wanted, or how we wanted it done. We had a one hour arranged phone meeting with Authentic Flavors where we bounced ideas regarding types of food and the proper set up that would work for our beach event. Numerous times throughout the evening, we had guest come up to us and tell us "This is the best food I have ever had at a wedding!" We couldn't agree more! Prior to the event, we hadn't tasted any of their dishes, however we put all of our trust into the company that they would pull it off, and they sure did! We couldn't have asked for anything more delicious! We aren't sure how they pulled it all off, and I guess that is part of their brilliance, but it all came together absolutely perfectly! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Liliana
Wedding:
10/22/2010
5.0/5.0
We met Justin from Authentic Flavors at a Trade Show hosted at the Darlington House. The food was awesome but what really won us over was his professionalism, responsiveness to our needs, flexibility, and attention to detail. We had a small wedding and yet he treated us as if we were his biggest, most important client. We did not have a dance so the sit-down dinner was the main attraction and Authentic Flavors delivered.
We met Justin from Authentic Flavors at a Trade Show hosted at the Darlington House. The food was awesome but what really Read more...
We met Justin from Authentic Flavors at a Trade Show hosted at the Darlington House. The food was awesome but what really won us over was his professionalism, responsiveness to our needs, flexibility, and attention to detail. We had a small wedding and yet he treated us as if we were his biggest, most important client. We did not have a dance so the sit-down dinner was the main attraction and Authentic Flavors delivered. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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kristin
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Authentic flavors is the catering service to hire if you are searching for a caterer who will go above and beyond to make your day classy, special, flavorful and professional. Mark Vogel, one of the owners, took time out of his day everyday to answer my many emails and questions about the big day. Their staff was professional, accomodating and friendly. My husband and I have received so many compliments about the food, we just cant beleive it. Authentic Flavors took our vision of our big day and executed it down the last minute detail. They were also wonderful in making sure we stayed on budget. Once we had been working together for about 5 months, we were so impressed that we hired them for our brunch and rehearsal dinner too!!! They are a full service catering company who will help you with linens, tableware, rentals etc. They are always readily available for answers and help. I could go on an on without doing them justice. Any bride would be lucky to have Authentic Flavors as their caterer. It is a month after the wedding and we are still receiving praises for their service and food. I will be keeping them in mind for all of my future events!!
Authentic flavors is the catering service to hire if you are searching for a caterer who will go above and beyond to make Read more...
Authentic flavors is the catering service to hire if you are searching for a caterer who will go above and beyond to make your day classy, special, flavorful and professional. Mark Vogel, one of the owners, took time out of his day everyday to answer my many emails and questions about the big day. Their staff was professional, accomodating and friendly. My husband and I have received so many compliments about the food, we just cant beleive it. Authentic Flavors took our vision of our big day and executed it down the last minute detail. They were also wonderful in making sure we stayed on budget. Once we had been working together for about 5 months, we were so impressed that we hired them for our brunch and rehearsal dinner too!!! They are a full service catering company who will help you with linens, tableware, rentals etc. They are always readily available for answers and help. I could go on an on without doing them justice. Any bride would be lucky to have Authentic Flavors as their caterer. It is a month after the wedding and we are still receiving praises for their service and food. I will be keeping them in mind for all of my future events!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Unique Services
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Desiree
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
The Authentic Flavors staff went above and beyond what any couple could dream of or hope for from their Catering Vendor.
Mark Vogel, our Event Coordinating Manager, was unbelievable in his patience, creativity and his drive to accommodate all our requests. The attention and care he brings to every decision, made the entire process of planning my wedding just a joy. I’m not sure all brides feel that way a week after their wedding. I know he will be the driving force behind any future event I will need to coordinate and I can’t wait to work with him as soon as possible. Mark has a way of making you feel like you are the only bride he's every worked with and brings the excitement of planning a dream wedding for the first time, in spite of his 30 years of experience. Mark worked with me to ensure that I had all the best options and vendors to work with to make certain that my dream wedding came true.
Authentic Flavors Executive Chef, Jeff Stanko, prepared entrees that were not only unique and a departure from the expected wedding food, but did so with the freshest ingredients and cooked to perfection. We've all been to weddings where the food is dry and flavorless. Its almost impossible to gauge the prep time for that many people. Well, Jeff made the impossible happen and prepared everything on site, in the moment and delivered an unforgettable culinary experience. My guests are still calling me to rave about the cocktail hour and reception food. Overall consensus A-MA-AZING.
Justin and Roberto, Event Coordinator and Event Manager, were just the cherry on the wedding cake. Their attention to detail and professionalism are unmatched. They provided white glove service and managed a staff that was impeccable.
The Authentic Flavors team was not only there to execute an event that left us speechless, but were in the moment and present enough to stop us throughout the night just to ask us if we were happy. They made the night such an intimate and wonderful experience that my husband and I will always be grateful for all their hard work.
Any bride would be so lucky to have Authentic Flavors as part of their special day.
The Authentic Flavors staff went above and beyond what any couple could dream of or hope for from their Catering Vendor. Read more...
The Authentic Flavors staff went above and beyond what any couple could dream of or hope for from their Catering Vendor.
Mark Vogel, our Event Coordinating Manager, was unbelievable in his patience, creativity and his drive to accommodate all our requests. The attention and care he brings to every decision, made the entire process of planning my wedding just a joy. I’m not sure all brides feel that way a week after their wedding. I know he will be the driving force behind any future event I will need to coordinate and I can’t wait to work with him as soon as possible. Mark has a way of making you feel like you are the only bride he's every worked with and brings the excitement of planning a dream wedding for the first time, in spite of his 30 years of experience. Mark worked with me to ensure that I had all the best options and vendors to work with to make certain that my dream wedding came true.
Authentic Flavors Executive Chef, Jeff Stanko, prepared entrees that were not only unique and a departure from the expected wedding food, but did so with the freshest ingredients and cooked to perfection. We've all been to weddings where the food is dry and flavorless. Its almost impossible to gauge the prep time for that many people. Well, Jeff made the impossible happen and prepared everything on site, in the moment and delivered an unforgettable culinary experience. My guests are still calling me to rave about the cocktail hour and reception food. Overall consensus A-MA-AZING.
Justin and Roberto, Event Coordinator and Event Manager, were just the cherry on the wedding cake. Their attention to detail and professionalism are unmatched. They provided white glove service and managed a staff that was impeccable.
The Authentic Flavors team was not only there to execute an event that left us speechless, but were in the moment and present enough to stop us throughout the night just to ask us if we were happy. They made the night such an intimate and wonderful experience that my husband and I will always be grateful for all their hard work.
Any bride would be so lucky to have Authentic Flavors as part of their special day. Read less
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