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California Rose Catering, Inc.

Berkeley , CA

LOCATION

1012 Grayson Street, Unit 'B'
Berkeley, CA US 94710 (map)
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ABOUT US

Here are just some of the raves we heard about California Rose Catering:

“The food was a smash hit at our wedding, and so were the staff. They were very responsive to all our... Read more
Here are just some of the raves we heard about California Rose Catering:

“The food was a smash hit at our wedding, and so were the staff. They were very responsive to all our request and gave us a fabulous tasting ahead of time. It was a little private party at their kitchen.”

“They were amazing! The placement, layout and quality of the food was perfect.”

“The food was delicious and the pricing was reasonable. We asked for oranges from our yard and organic food and they were so flexible. Everything they did was unique. I would definitely use them again and would recommend them to anyone looking for a fabulous caterer.”

“We were so thrilled with their service. I would recommend them first off because they make fabulous food. Our request was for Mexican food and they went above and beyond our request. The food was so authentic and very reasonably priced.”

“They were awesome in every category. Dov was so impressive. He was friendly and answered all questions. Most importantly, he really listened to what we wanted. We had asked for a meal that had attitude and style, all with a very international influence. It was intimate and had a great spirit to it. Rose even made special homemade desserts.”

“California Rose Catering went above and beyond our expectations. They are really fun people, so easy to deal with. Some caterers can be so formulaic in the way everything has to go. Rose and Dov were so accommodating of our ideas and made it the event we hoped for!”

“We had a really fabulous experience with California Rose Catering. They are such a warm and friendly company to work with, like family. We decided on a family style meal and it really fit our vision. It was everything that we wanted and we were very happy with the experience.”
Background
California Rose Catering is owned by founder Rosa Mendicino and her son, Dov Sims, who is the chef. Rosa’s had extensive experience working for different catering companies and restaurants before creating her own company. Not only did Dov grow up cooking with his mother, he also spent nearly a decade as a chef in unique and high-end restaurants around the Bay Area.
Services
California Rose takes a boutique approach to catering: they typically handle one event per day, enabling them to give you their full attention. Rose and Dov work every event and take customer service to heart—they don’t just meet with you once then send a team out.

They welcome—even encourage—clients to take part in the creation of the menu. California Rose specializes in catering unforgettable, thoughtfully composed, and beautifully presented cuisine.

One of our favorite things about California Rose Catering is that they always prepare a wedding basket packed with all the food served at the wedding, soaps, candies, and a bottle of the couple’s favorite beverage. Believe us, most couples do not eat a substantial amount of food at the wedding and end up hungry later on! Read less
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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?
Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (Traditional), Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Spanish, Thai
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
10000

REVIEWS

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bbbtruong
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
California Rose recently catered my daughter's wedding....and all I can say is "WOW"! I am so glad we found Dov and his colleagues. The wedding venue was very challenging for them...outdoors with extremely limited facilities for their use. That didn't prevent them from producing amazing results! The appetizers and dinner were outstanding...the service was impeccable. Each of our guests were treated with warmth and kindness....every request handled with style. Dov is an easy going person who takes his responsibilities seriously and recognizes how important the day is to the families involved. He made sure everyone was well cared for! As the bride's mother, I especially appreciated how patient Deanna and Angy were with ALL the questions I had. I'm sure they answer the same questions over and over for all their clients, but they made me seem special. That's the mark of true professionals. As a result, I was completely relaxed and able to enjoy the day with my daughter. I am so glad we found them!
California Rose recently catered my daughter's wedding....and all I can say is "WOW"! I am so glad we found Dov and his Read more...
California Rose recently catered my daughter's wedding....and all I can say is "WOW"! I am so glad we found Dov and his colleagues. The wedding venue was very challenging for them...outdoors with extremely limited facilities for their use. That didn't prevent them from producing amazing results! The appetizers and dinner were outstanding...the service was impeccable. Each of our guests were treated with warmth and kindness....every request handled with style. Dov is an easy going person who takes his responsibilities seriously and recognizes how important the day is to the families involved. He made sure everyone was well cared for! As the bride's mother, I especially appreciated how patient Deanna and Angy were with ALL the questions I had. I'm sure they answer the same questions over and over for all their clients, but they made me seem special. That's the mark of true professionals. As a result, I was completely relaxed and able to enjoy the day with my daughter. I am so glad we found them! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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mscristin
Wedding:
10/31/2009
5.0/5.0
They saved our wedding from the Cabana Hotel catering. We ran to them in a panic less than 2 months from our wedding after we decided that the Cabana was awful. They came up with a menu quick, worked within what we wanted to spend, and helped take over in dealing with the hotel. They even went with it when the hotel wouldn't let them use their servers. The food at the wedding was great. Everyone loved it.
They saved our wedding from the Cabana Hotel catering. We ran to them in a panic less than 2 months from our wedding after Read more...
They saved our wedding from the Cabana Hotel catering. We ran to them in a panic less than 2 months from our wedding after we decided that the Cabana was awful. They came up with a menu quick, worked within what we wanted to spend, and helped take over in dealing with the hotel. They even went with it when the hotel wouldn't let them use their servers. The food at the wedding was great. Everyone loved it. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Mrs8109
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
One of the 1st vendors we booked and I'm so glad we did. Dov and everyone at California Rose was awesome from start to finish. We wanted an entirely vegan wedding (we and our friends are a combination of mostly vegans and vegetarians). Based on great reviews I read about California Rose, I checked with Dov if he thought they could do an entirely vegan wedding. Not only did they do it, they did an amazing job and we are still getting rave reviews about the food that day. He seemed sincerely excited to have the opportunity to come up with a non-traditional menu for us. My husband and I actually had a hard time narrowing it down at the tasting, because everything we tried was phenomenal.
They were so helpful and organized with the planning side of things, and took care of all necessary rentals. They even met me at the wedding site to do a walk-through. We brought in our own alcohol (great way to save money, if your venue allows this), and they were even helpful in suggesting how much to buy, and even offered to store and transport it for us. The service was excellent on the wedding day, though I didn't expect anything less from this great group of people. I will definitely keep them in mind the next time I am in need of catering services, and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a professional (and delicious) company to work with.
One of the 1st vendors we booked and I'm so glad we did. Dov and everyone at California Rose was awesome from start to Read more...
One of the 1st vendors we booked and I'm so glad we did. Dov and everyone at California Rose was awesome from start to finish. We wanted an entirely vegan wedding (we and our friends are a combination of mostly vegans and vegetarians). Based on great reviews I read about California Rose, I checked with Dov if he thought they could do an entirely vegan wedding. Not only did they do it, they did an amazing job and we are still getting rave reviews about the food that day. He seemed sincerely excited to have the opportunity to come up with a non-traditional menu for us. My husband and I actually had a hard time narrowing it down at the tasting, because everything we tried was phenomenal.
They were so helpful and organized with the planning side of things, and took care of all necessary rentals. They even met me at the wedding site to do a walk-through. We brought in our own alcohol (great way to save money, if your venue allows this), and they were even helpful in suggesting how much to buy, and even offered to store and transport it for us. The service was excellent on the wedding day, though I didn't expect anything less from this great group of people. I will definitely keep them in mind the next time I am in need of catering services, and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a professional (and delicious) company to work with. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our experience with California Rose Catering was top notch. This small company in Berkeley provided a wonderful wedding experience for our son's wedding reception at Piedmont Community Hall in August of this year. I was so thankful that we'd chosen California Rose, as I felt as if I had hired a wedding planner due to the attention we received from Angy. She kept me on track, managed all of our many demands with grace and humor, and was a delight to work with. Chef Dov Sims, whose engaging manner and excellent chef skills combined for a fabulous event, was also a pleasure to work with. We had quite a few "that was the best wedding food I have ever had" comments from guests. Thank you Dov and Angy for making our kids' wedding such a memorable and delicious occasion.
Our experience with California Rose Catering was top notch. This small company in Berkeley provided a wonderful wedding Read more...
Our experience with California Rose Catering was top notch. This small company in Berkeley provided a wonderful wedding experience for our son's wedding reception at Piedmont Community Hall in August of this year. I was so thankful that we'd chosen California Rose, as I felt as if I had hired a wedding planner due to the attention we received from Angy. She kept me on track, managed all of our many demands with grace and humor, and was a delight to work with. Chef Dov Sims, whose engaging manner and excellent chef skills combined for a fabulous event, was also a pleasure to work with. We had quite a few "that was the best wedding food I have ever had" comments from guests. Thank you Dov and Angy for making our kids' wedding such a memorable and delicious occasion. Read less
Services Used: Catering

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