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Catering by Chef Charlie

Atascadero , CA

LOCATION

8550 El Camino Real Suite E
Atascadero, CA US 93422 (map)

PHONE

805-975-6313
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ABOUT US

Catering By Chef Charlie


Chef Charles D. Paladin Wayne started the Catering company on August 31st 2005. With 35 years in the restaurant/hospitality business, over a... Read more
Catering By Chef Charlie


Chef Charles D. Paladin Wayne started the Catering company on August 31st 2005. With 35 years in the restaurant/hospitality business, over a hundred Wine Dinners, and quite a few Weddings in the mix, it was as good a time as ever to branch out on my own. In the past three years of business we have serviced 60+ weddings and 160 other events. Our marketing has been strictly word of mouth, and our wine community has kept us very busy. Our success rate to date has been 100% with our clients as well as the venues we have worked in. We are staffed with a proffessional, hard working, detail oriented group of people who thoroughly enjoy our mission. We are capable of handling the small(50) parties to large (350+). My experience as a Chef , traveling the world and working with 15+ cuisines as well as our diverse american food styles has given us the flexibility to offer a pleathora of styles and choices. As a winery Chef for the past 13 years my understanding of food and wine pairing has added another dimension to the business. Paso Robles is a popular and large wine community of over 180 wineries, so this has been a natural draw for wonderfull weddings and events. I hope you’ll look us up when considering your vendors.


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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American (New), American (Traditional), Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
Tastings are offered for free once a deposit is made and a menu proposal written. My contract gives the bride/groom three months todecide to choose another food venue.
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
No cakes, hundreds of dessert options/accompaniments. We do carry referrals to the best cake proffessionals in our area.
If a bride decides to bring her own wedding cake, do you have a cake cutting fee? If yes, how much is the fee?
No Fee
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
We are not liscenced to buy alcohol. I will gladly supply service or hire professional bartenders if necessary.
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
No Fee
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
We do not carry rental items such as Tents, tables, tabletops etc... We DO have everything it takes to set up a kitchen, occasionally we will rent a convection oven depending on the patrties needs
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
Yes, I am very proud to say that if Service staffs were rated separately mine would be highly ranked as one of the best.
What is your maximum catering capacity?
400

REVIEWS

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Juan
Wedding:
11/30/2013
5.0/5.0
"Chef Charlie is a legend" to quote one of our wedding guests. That is not hyperbole. The man is truly legendary. His food is akin to an out of body experience. His charm and humor are incomparable. We have never met someone more passionate about his job and food than this man. He has become a part of the family and we are glad to have had him at our special day.
"Chef Charlie is a legend" to quote one of our wedding guests. That is not hyperbole. The man is truly legendary. His food Read more...
"Chef Charlie is a legend" to quote one of our wedding guests. That is not hyperbole. The man is truly legendary. His food is akin to an out of body experience. His charm and humor are incomparable. We have never met someone more passionate about his job and food than this man. He has become a part of the family and we are glad to have had him at our special day. Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
If you want the most amazing food you will ever have at a wedding, and quite frankly the most amazing meal period, you need to stop your search for a caterer here and contact Chef Charlie today. I cannot even begin to thank Chef Charlie enough for the incredible meal and service he provided for our wedding. His staff is amazing and we received endless comments from our guests about the quality of the meal. My husband still talks about the sambuca shrimp he tasted months back before our wedding date and probably (ok hopefully, haha) second to the actual marriage, this was what he was most excited about.

When I first contacted Charlie, I was deflated after many failed attempts to receive responses from other catering vendors in the area. He spoke to me for about 45 minutes and went over several details and in the end even mentioned that if we did not use him, we were welcome to contact him with questions or advice. This is not someone who pushes through a million events a year, this is someone who genuinely and passionately cares about what he does and the service he provides. He went out of his way to educate and inform us of several options.

Chef Charlie's personalized service and amazing talent for great food made our wedding day truly amazing. Any bride and groom would be beyond pleased with his service.
If you want the most amazing food you will ever have at a wedding, and quite frankly the most amazing meal period, you Read more...
If you want the most amazing food you will ever have at a wedding, and quite frankly the most amazing meal period, you need to stop your search for a caterer here and contact Chef Charlie today. I cannot even begin to thank Chef Charlie enough for the incredible meal and service he provided for our wedding. His staff is amazing and we received endless comments from our guests about the quality of the meal. My husband still talks about the sambuca shrimp he tasted months back before our wedding date and probably (ok hopefully, haha) second to the actual marriage, this was what he was most excited about.

When I first contacted Charlie, I was deflated after many failed attempts to receive responses from other catering vendors in the area. He spoke to me for about 45 minutes and went over several details and in the end even mentioned that if we did not use him, we were welcome to contact him with questions or advice. This is not someone who pushes through a million events a year, this is someone who genuinely and passionately cares about what he does and the service he provides. He went out of his way to educate and inform us of several options.

Chef Charlie's personalized service and amazing talent for great food made our wedding day truly amazing. Any bride and groom would be beyond pleased with his service. Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Chef Charlie seems more like a family member than our caterer. The care and creativity he and his staff showed at our Wedding is something we had never experienced. Our Wedding was like a culinary event, beautifully prepared and presented. The personal touch of him presenting of the menu we selected and how it reflected our courtship was something we had never experienced and so much fun. Our guests raved about the delicious appetizers and generous portions and flavor of the entrees. We planned our Wedding from outside the state and the extra level of service he and his staff provided with referrals for other vendors, procurement of beverages and set up was so helpful and greatly appreciated. We can't wait for our anniversary to return to Paso Robles for our anniversary dinner. Chef Charlie thank you for being such an important part of an unforgettable Wedding. Cheers !!
Chef Charlie seems more like a family member than our caterer. The care and creativity he and his staff showed at our Read more...
Chef Charlie seems more like a family member than our caterer. The care and creativity he and his staff showed at our Wedding is something we had never experienced. Our Wedding was like a culinary event, beautifully prepared and presented. The personal touch of him presenting of the menu we selected and how it reflected our courtship was something we had never experienced and so much fun. Our guests raved about the delicious appetizers and generous portions and flavor of the entrees. We planned our Wedding from outside the state and the extra level of service he and his staff provided with referrals for other vendors, procurement of beverages and set up was so helpful and greatly appreciated. We can't wait for our anniversary to return to Paso Robles for our anniversary dinner. Chef Charlie thank you for being such an important part of an unforgettable Wedding. Cheers !! Read less
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Catering by Chef Charlie responded with the following comments:

Oh my goodness. I enjoyed working with you both and being a part of your wedding day. Everything turned out beautifull. My staff and I wish you both the very, very best!

Fondly,
Chef Chef Charlie
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Natalie
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Chef Charlie was truly amazing! We didn't want the traditional seated meal for our wedding and he was very open to help us create the experience we had envisioned. The food, service and experience Chef Charlie provided was fantastic!! All of our guests commented how great the food was. We had such an amazing experience we can't wait to have another event so we can hire Chef Charlie to cater it!!!
Chef Charlie was truly amazing! We didn't want the traditional seated meal for our wedding and he was very open to help us Read more...
Chef Charlie was truly amazing! We didn't want the traditional seated meal for our wedding and he was very open to help us create the experience we had envisioned. The food, service and experience Chef Charlie provided was fantastic!! All of our guests commented how great the food was. We had such an amazing experience we can't wait to have another event so we can hire Chef Charlie to cater it!!! Read less
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sarah
Wedding:
9/25/2011
5.0/5.0
o charlie! my husband used to work for charlie so there was no question about choosing our caterer. bottom line, six months after the wedding I still have guests remembering the food. It's that good. You will not be disappointed. He will and can do anything your heart desires. He is knowledgeable and passionate. He will even help you out with other vendors! He gave us advice on locations, rentals, helped us pair wine.... charlie is awesome!
o charlie! my husband used to work for charlie so there was no question about choosing our caterer. bottom line, six Read more...
o charlie! my husband used to work for charlie so there was no question about choosing our caterer. bottom line, six months after the wedding I still have guests remembering the food. It's that good. You will not be disappointed. He will and can do anything your heart desires. He is knowledgeable and passionate. He will even help you out with other vendors! He gave us advice on locations, rentals, helped us pair wine.... charlie is awesome! Read less
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AthenaMcDonald
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
We could not have been happier with our experience working with Chef Charlie. From our first meeting for the food tasting to our wedding dining service, Chef Charlie and his team exceeded all our expectations. Chef Charlie himself is an extremely warm, kind, and happy man, extremely inviting and sociable. During the tasting, he was extremely good company, his talent with food is top notch, and he was eager to collaborate and listen to our ideas and suggestions for menu adjustments. In the days leading up to the wedding, Chef Charlie was an asset, going above and beyond his call of duty, even helping out in areas outside his responsibility. He helped us source great fresh foods for our rehearsal picnic, came early the day before and helped coordinate the set up of the rentals, and even made a site visit for us when we could not make it up to the area for the outdoor bathroom rentals. The wedding dinner service was AMAZING. I know we're biased, but it's hands down the best food we've ever been served at a wedding. You could tell there was great care taken in picking the freshest ingredients, the preparation of the food, and the service. To this day, several months after the wedding, our friends and family still talk about how good the food was. Chef Charlie was an integral part to making our special day as perfect as it was, and a 5/5 star rating doesn't really do him justice.
We could not have been happier with our experience working with Chef Charlie. From our first meeting for the food tasting Read more...
We could not have been happier with our experience working with Chef Charlie. From our first meeting for the food tasting to our wedding dining service, Chef Charlie and his team exceeded all our expectations. Chef Charlie himself is an extremely warm, kind, and happy man, extremely inviting and sociable. During the tasting, he was extremely good company, his talent with food is top notch, and he was eager to collaborate and listen to our ideas and suggestions for menu adjustments. In the days leading up to the wedding, Chef Charlie was an asset, going above and beyond his call of duty, even helping out in areas outside his responsibility. He helped us source great fresh foods for our rehearsal picnic, came early the day before and helped coordinate the set up of the rentals, and even made a site visit for us when we could not make it up to the area for the outdoor bathroom rentals. The wedding dinner service was AMAZING. I know we're biased, but it's hands down the best food we've ever been served at a wedding. You could tell there was great care taken in picking the freshest ingredients, the preparation of the food, and the service. To this day, several months after the wedding, our friends and family still talk about how good the food was. Chef Charlie was an integral part to making our special day as perfect as it was, and a 5/5 star rating doesn't really do him justice. Read less
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LeanaGallagher
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Chef Charlie did a wonderful job with both food and service. He crafted a specific menu, attended to dietary needs while still maintaining excellent and creative quality.
Chef Charlie did a wonderful job with both food and service. He crafted a specific menu, attended to dietary needs while Read more...
Chef Charlie did a wonderful job with both food and service. He crafted a specific menu, attended to dietary needs while still maintaining excellent and creative quality. Read less
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kmay
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Charlie was an absolute pleasure to work with and prepared by far the best food I've ever had at a wedding. He was flexible with options and prepared a fantastic family style meal (caprese salad, grilled flat iron steak, Tuscan-style chicken, butternut squash raviolis, and roasted vegetables) that our friends still rave about today. The food was served piping hot and the family-style meal made the reception even more intimate (which made for very happy and full guests). In addition to the fabulous meal, Charlie prepared delicious appetizers for the cocktail hour. All of this was done at a very reasonable price. I would recommend Charlie without hesitation for a wedding or any event where you might want good food.
Charlie was an absolute pleasure to work with and prepared by far the best food I've ever had at a wedding. He was Read more...
Charlie was an absolute pleasure to work with and prepared by far the best food I've ever had at a wedding. He was flexible with options and prepared a fantastic family style meal (caprese salad, grilled flat iron steak, Tuscan-style chicken, butternut squash raviolis, and roasted vegetables) that our friends still rave about today. The food was served piping hot and the family-style meal made the reception even more intimate (which made for very happy and full guests). In addition to the fabulous meal, Charlie prepared delicious appetizers for the cocktail hour. All of this was done at a very reasonable price. I would recommend Charlie without hesitation for a wedding or any event where you might want good food. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Chef Charlie did a magnificent job with our reception. He was responsive to our needs and wants as far as our menu went and made sure to provide something remarkable that also fit our price. Charlie was friendly and his food was great. We had a few children at our event and he even provided meals tailored to their younger needs. I would recommend Charlie for any event.
Chef Charlie did a magnificent job with our reception. He was responsive to our needs and wants as far as our menu went Read more...
Chef Charlie did a magnificent job with our reception. He was responsive to our needs and wants as far as our menu went and made sure to provide something remarkable that also fit our price. Charlie was friendly and his food was great. We had a few children at our event and he even provided meals tailored to their younger needs. I would recommend Charlie for any event. Read less
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castlebride
Wedding:
9/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Chef Charlie's catering was the highlight of my daughter's wedding weekend. He catered brunch for family and close friends the morning after the wedding. The food was delicious, his staff was warm and friendly, he was personally very fun to have as part of the morning, and my home and back yard were cleaner when he left than when he arrived. I should have more parties so he can cater!
Chef Charlie's catering was the highlight of my daughter's wedding weekend. He catered brunch for family and close friends Read more...
Chef Charlie's catering was the highlight of my daughter's wedding weekend. He catered brunch for family and close friends the morning after the wedding. The food was delicious, his staff was warm and friendly, he was personally very fun to have as part of the morning, and my home and back yard were cleaner when he left than when he arrived. I should have more parties so he can cater! Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Chef Charlie's food is absolutely amazing. Our guests definitely did not go home hungry after our wedding! Chef Charlie is very easy to work with and has spectacular food. We were able to meet with him on multiple occassions without feeling as if we were intruding! He made us a sample of our main course to make sure it was exactly what we were looking for. On top of the great meal, he has wonderful staff to help make the day go even smoother. If you're looking for great food and service, go with Chef Charlie.
Chef Charlie's food is absolutely amazing. Our guests definitely did not go home hungry after our wedding! Chef Charlie is Read more...
Chef Charlie's food is absolutely amazing. Our guests definitely did not go home hungry after our wedding! Chef Charlie is very easy to work with and has spectacular food. We were able to meet with him on multiple occassions without feeling as if we were intruding! He made us a sample of our main course to make sure it was exactly what we were looking for. On top of the great meal, he has wonderful staff to help make the day go even smoother. If you're looking for great food and service, go with Chef Charlie. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Chef Charlies food was amazing!!! He was very professional and everyone could not stop asking us about the food and who did it!!! He was so great to work with and really went the extra mile!!!
Chef Charlies food was amazing!!! He was very professional and everyone could not stop asking us about the food and who Read more...
Chef Charlies food was amazing!!! He was very professional and everyone could not stop asking us about the food and who did it!!! He was so great to work with and really went the extra mile!!! Read less
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blake
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
No one could ask for a more qualified Chef or simply a nicer person. Our entire evening was centered on a seven course meal, so it was critical for success of our wedding for Chef Charlie to be perfect; he made it that and then some. It was like he was part of the family, truly! Charlie walked our guests through each of the courses and described in detail the tasties they were about to eat. My wife and I are foodies and collectors of wine, we have eaten at the Laundry and Mina's finest, spent months in France dining in the country side on the best the country has to offer and Chef Charlie comes out ahead; that being said, you will not find any more reasonable prices anywhere in the area. Charlie's staff was very professional and helpful in every way; his team handled everything for us! If you are even considering this culinary genius, talk to him, meet him and you will be captured by his warm friendly personality. My wife and I thank Chef Charlie for making our day truly memorable and we give him the highest marks! Please ask him for our phone number and we will be happy to share more. Blake & Laura
No one could ask for a more qualified Chef or simply a nicer person. Our entire evening was centered on a seven course Read more...
No one could ask for a more qualified Chef or simply a nicer person. Our entire evening was centered on a seven course meal, so it was critical for success of our wedding for Chef Charlie to be perfect; he made it that and then some. It was like he was part of the family, truly! Charlie walked our guests through each of the courses and described in detail the tasties they were about to eat. My wife and I are foodies and collectors of wine, we have eaten at the Laundry and Mina's finest, spent months in France dining in the country side on the best the country has to offer and Chef Charlie comes out ahead; that being said, you will not find any more reasonable prices anywhere in the area. Charlie's staff was very professional and helpful in every way; his team handled everything for us! If you are even considering this culinary genius, talk to him, meet him and you will be captured by his warm friendly personality. My wife and I thank Chef Charlie for making our day truly memorable and we give him the highest marks! Please ask him for our phone number and we will be happy to share more. Blake & Laura Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Charlie was amazing from beginning to end. He was affordable, but did not sacrifice quality. His food is amazing!!! He did a pig roast, brunch, cheese appetizer spread and our wedding feast...all of it was down right unbelievable. I would recommend Charlie all day long!!! He was a pleasure to work with and I know I will work with him again in the future.
Charlie was amazing from beginning to end. He was affordable, but did not sacrifice quality. His food is amazing!!! He did Read more...
Charlie was amazing from beginning to end. He was affordable, but did not sacrifice quality. His food is amazing!!! He did a pig roast, brunch, cheese appetizer spread and our wedding feast...all of it was down right unbelievable. I would recommend Charlie all day long!!! He was a pleasure to work with and I know I will work with him again in the future. Read less
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marybeth Quick
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
I don't even know how to write a review that would do justice to what Chef Charlie provided to our wedding reception. His food and professionalism so far exceeded our expectations! Our guests are still raving about the flavor and presentation of his dishes! His food was innovative and of the highest quality with the best of ingredients. His personality and disposition are a dream to work with, and he is a master of the art of cooking! Additionally his staff were impeccable and most competent. I cannot rave enough about Chef Charlie! We are in your debt and cannot give thanks enough, nor can we stop thinking about your food!
I don't even know how to write a review that would do justice to what Chef Charlie provided to our wedding reception. His Read more...
I don't even know how to write a review that would do justice to what Chef Charlie provided to our wedding reception. His food and professionalism so far exceeded our expectations! Our guests are still raving about the flavor and presentation of his dishes! His food was innovative and of the highest quality with the best of ingredients. His personality and disposition are a dream to work with, and he is a master of the art of cooking! Additionally his staff were impeccable and most competent. I cannot rave enough about Chef Charlie! We are in your debt and cannot give thanks enough, nor can we stop thinking about your food! Read less
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D&D
Wedding:
9/13/2008
5.0/5.0
Chef Charlie is absolutely amazing! My husband and I are very into food and wanted to share a coursed wine dinner with our guests. Chef Charlie proposed amazing dishes and worked with us to adjust the menu to our liking. We brought the wines we wanted to pair with the courses to our tasting and were able to confirm that everything worked in advance. When he heard that we didn't want a traditional wedding cake for dessert, he proposed dessert alternatives and we ended up with a fabulous dessert buffet. He even introduced each course so the guests would know what they were eating and why it was paired with each wine. He is fantastic!!
Chef Charlie is absolutely amazing! My husband and I are very into food and wanted to share a coursed wine dinner with our Read more...
Chef Charlie is absolutely amazing! My husband and I are very into food and wanted to share a coursed wine dinner with our guests. Chef Charlie proposed amazing dishes and worked with us to adjust the menu to our liking. We brought the wines we wanted to pair with the courses to our tasting and were able to confirm that everything worked in advance. When he heard that we didn't want a traditional wedding cake for dessert, he proposed dessert alternatives and we ended up with a fabulous dessert buffet. He even introduced each course so the guests would know what they were eating and why it was paired with each wine. He is fantastic!! Read less
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sophie
Wedding:
8/2/2008
5.0/5.0
Charlie is not only a superb chef, he is so nice to work with, so generous in his operations. The quality of the food is exceptional, and we also hired his services for our wedding brunch, and for a 'family' party we had before the wedding. He is the best caterer I have ever used.
Charlie is not only a superb chef, he is so nice to work with, so generous in his operations. The quality of the food is Read more...
Charlie is not only a superb chef, he is so nice to work with, so generous in his operations. The quality of the food is exceptional, and we also hired his services for our wedding brunch, and for a 'family' party we had before the wedding. He is the best caterer I have ever used. Read less
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SMS
Wedding:
5/31/2008
5.0/5.0
Chef Charlie is the BEST! His food, staff and professionalism is far above anyone else I have used in the past for other parties. All of our wedding guests said the food was some of the best they have ever had period! He is great to work with and was so kind to come out and speak to our wedding guests about the menu for the evening. Book him you will not be sorry.
Chef Charlie is the BEST! His food, staff and professionalism is far above anyone else I have used in the past for other Read more...
Chef Charlie is the BEST! His food, staff and professionalism is far above anyone else I have used in the past for other parties. All of our wedding guests said the food was some of the best they have ever had period! He is great to work with and was so kind to come out and speak to our wedding guests about the menu for the evening. Book him you will not be sorry. Read less
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alreadywed
Wedding:
9/29/2007
5.0/5.0
Our caterer was great. We worked with our Chef to provide a unique family style experience for our guests that perfectly complemented our wedding style. He was very helpful in providing a delicious meal at an economical price to fit our wedding budget perfectly. He was also very helpful in working with us and arranging all of the rentals so that we could focus on other details. Our guests loved the food and our Chef made our wedding extra special by introducing the menu to our guests adding an extra touch of class to our wedding. Very helpful, professional, and you can tell that he really enjoys catering.
Our caterer was great. We worked with our Chef to provide a unique family style experience for our guests that perfectly Read more...
Our caterer was great. We worked with our Chef to provide a unique family style experience for our guests that perfectly complemented our wedding style. He was very helpful in providing a delicious meal at an economical price to fit our wedding budget perfectly. He was also very helpful in working with us and arranging all of the rentals so that we could focus on other details. Our guests loved the food and our Chef made our wedding extra special by introducing the menu to our guests adding an extra touch of class to our wedding. Very helpful, professional, and you can tell that he really enjoys catering. Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
7/21/2007
5.0/5.0
AWESOME! His food was DELICIOUS and not only was it delicious it looked amazing. He has 5 stars because of his fantastic quality, service, and dependability. His food was fantastic and his prices were very reasonable. We gave him our price range and what kind of meats we liked. He than produced a few sample menus for us to go over and see what we liked or not.
At our wedding he also made us and my guests his award winning chocolate dipped strawberries, which had brown sugar, cream cheese, and cinnamon stuffed in them. Everything was YUMMY!
AWESOME! His food was DELICIOUS and not only was it delicious it looked amazing. He has 5 stars because of his fantastic Read more...
AWESOME! His food was DELICIOUS and not only was it delicious it looked amazing. He has 5 stars because of his fantastic quality, service, and dependability. His food was fantastic and his prices were very reasonable. We gave him our price range and what kind of meats we liked. He than produced a few sample menus for us to go over and see what we liked or not.
At our wedding he also made us and my guests his award winning chocolate dipped strawberries, which had brown sugar, cream cheese, and cinnamon stuffed in them. Everything was YUMMY! Read less
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nicole
Wedding:
9/25/2010
4.8/5.0
Chef Charlie was fantastic! Our food was delicious. Our guests are still talking about it! No question about it - Chef Charlie knows how to create a wonderful menu. He really incorporated what was important to us - using as much local and organic food as possible. I am vegetarian and so were a lot of our guests. One of my biggest compaints about catering is that the vegetarians always get left out or are an after thought. Chef Charlie created such a yummy menu for vegetarians and meat-eaters. Everyone was pleased!
Chef Charlie was fantastic! Our food was delicious. Our guests are still talking about it! No question about it - Chef Read more...
Chef Charlie was fantastic! Our food was delicious. Our guests are still talking about it! No question about it - Chef Charlie knows how to create a wonderful menu. He really incorporated what was important to us - using as much local and organic food as possible. I am vegetarian and so were a lot of our guests. One of my biggest compaints about catering is that the vegetarians always get left out or are an after thought. Chef Charlie created such a yummy menu for vegetarians and meat-eaters. Everyone was pleased! Read less
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kiliki25
Wedding:
7/11/2010
4.8/5.0
Chef Charlie desereves 5 stars in every aspect of his food! It is so amazing and he is so professional and great to work with! Everyone at the wedding said the food was hands down the best food they had EVER had at a wedding and I was so proud to have him as our caterer. I can't rave enough about how delicious his food is and it is surprisingly decent in price! The only thing I can even complain about is that it is difficult to get ahold of him because he's so busy so if you are a control freak like me then that is frustrating but that was it and he is worth the wait! I wish someone else I know would have him as their caterer because I didn't get to eat a lot at my wedding and I want to eat more of his food!
Chef Charlie desereves 5 stars in every aspect of his food! It is so amazing and he is so professional and great to work Read more...
Chef Charlie desereves 5 stars in every aspect of his food! It is so amazing and he is so professional and great to work with! Everyone at the wedding said the food was hands down the best food they had EVER had at a wedding and I was so proud to have him as our caterer. I can't rave enough about how delicious his food is and it is surprisingly decent in price! The only thing I can even complain about is that it is difficult to get ahold of him because he's so busy so if you are a control freak like me then that is frustrating but that was it and he is worth the wait! I wish someone else I know would have him as their caterer because I didn't get to eat a lot at my wedding and I want to eat more of his food! Read less
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Catering by Chef Charlie responded with the following comments:

Thank you so very much. Get ahold of me when you are in the area and I will gladly make you both dinner.
Blessings and best wishes to you both.
Your Chef,
Charlie
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Roxanne Camron
Wedding:
4/30/2011
4.7/5.0
We could not have had a better caterer than Chef Charlie. Many of our friends from LA said they had never had better food at a wedding.
We could not have had a better caterer than Chef Charlie. Many of our friends from LA said they had never had better food Read more...
We could not have had a better caterer than Chef Charlie. Many of our friends from LA said they had never had better food at a wedding. Read less
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Catering by Chef Charlie responded with the following comments:

Hello Roxanne, Thank you for taking the time to review our services. In an effort to better ourselves and the job we do I'm curious to recieve any input on how we could make improvements to our service, quality and value. I'm sincere in this mission and your comments or suggestions are more than welcome.
Best Regards,
Chef Charlie
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Vanessa
Wedding:
4/12/2008
4.6/5.0
We really enjoyed working with Charlie. I loved his can do attitude. He was professional and the food was superb! All our guests were amazed by the food. It did seem like the food was a little slow to the wedding party and some was cold...for me...but it was really good. It seemed as though the guests were happy though and that's really what I wanted. The appetizers were the best! Charlie was great.
I was hoping for juice as I was two months pregnant. It was in the contract but when I asked the waitress for some, she said we didn't have any. I told her to go to the bar because I'd bought some cranberry juice for the alcohol. I wonder if other people had any other non-alcoholic beverages? Guess we should have bought water in advance too. Seems like we over looked the most obvious. I was impressed to find out that Charlie ran out and got it right away. That saved the day!
We really enjoyed working with Charlie. I loved his can do attitude. He was professional and the food was superb! All our Read more...
We really enjoyed working with Charlie. I loved his can do attitude. He was professional and the food was superb! All our guests were amazed by the food. It did seem like the food was a little slow to the wedding party and some was cold...for me...but it was really good. It seemed as though the guests were happy though and that's really what I wanted. The appetizers were the best! Charlie was great.
I was hoping for juice as I was two months pregnant. It was in the contract but when I asked the waitress for some, she said we didn't have any. I told her to go to the bar because I'd bought some cranberry juice for the alcohol. I wonder if other people had any other non-alcoholic beverages? Guess we should have bought water in advance too. Seems like we over looked the most obvious. I was impressed to find out that Charlie ran out and got it right away. That saved the day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
We used chef Charlie for our wedding few weeks ago out at Thacher winery. Greg & I met with Charlie 9 months before our event, he took the time to prepare several dishes for us to sit with him & taste, they were all fabulous !! He is very passionate about his food & is a great guy!! He was very helpful when it came time to select our final menu& food choices. Our guests loved the food choices & everything was great!!! We would recommend Charlie , he is so knowledgeable about foods & knows what works best for your event. There was only 1 little issue about no ice for our cold beverage ceremony on a warm day but we never new about it until the next day when some family members told us about it but we survived that hook up lol. thank you Charlie for helping make our wedding day so special!! Kim & Greg
We used chef Charlie for our wedding few weeks ago out at Thacher winery. Greg & I met with Charlie 9 months before our Read more...
We used chef Charlie for our wedding few weeks ago out at Thacher winery. Greg & I met with Charlie 9 months before our event, he took the time to prepare several dishes for us to sit with him & taste, they were all fabulous !! He is very passionate about his food & is a great guy!! He was very helpful when it came time to select our final menu& food choices. Our guests loved the food choices & everything was great!!! We would recommend Charlie , he is so knowledgeable about foods & knows what works best for your event. There was only 1 little issue about no ice for our cold beverage ceremony on a warm day but we never new about it until the next day when some family members told us about it but we survived that hook up lol. thank you Charlie for helping make our wedding day so special!! Kim & Greg Read less
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Catering by Chef Charlie responded with the following comments:

Hi Greg and Kim,
Thank you so much for the review. It was a pleasure working with you for your special day. I apologize for the ice issue, i had ice delivery scheduled for two that day and unfortunnately the showed an hour later three quarters through the preceremony beverages as guest were showing up. our new policy is to send ice with the set up crew to avoid any more mishaps like that. thank you for your understanding. I hope to see you again on your next visit to the central coast.

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It has been our pleasure to host a new idea for those famous Pre Wedding last hurrah events. Cooking classes have been a popular way to get a few friends together, learn something new, and enjoy food and wine. Classes can be handled in a variety of ways, we will personalize a lesson that you can suprize your partner with for years to come. Pricing is dependent upon the menu, number in your party and length. You will recieve a Cookbook complete with pictures of the class and the foods you've prepared, your friends and the recipes you've learned. If you've booked your wedding with uswe'll give you a 15% discount on the value of the class chosen. Cooking has allways been a way to care for the ones you Love.
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