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Catering by Chef Charlie

Atascadero , CA

LOCATION

8550 El Camino Real Suite E
Atascadero, CA 93422 US

PHONE

805-975-6313
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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.


Sincerely,
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Rhina
Wedding:
3/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Ummmmm... wow!!!! Chef Charlie catered our wedding and honestly it was PERFECT! Two weeks later and my husband and I are still getting emails and texts raving about the food. Chef Charlie was so great to work with, he truly tailors his menu in such an artistic way and makes it a reflection of you. He did our cocktail hour with cheese and charcuterie and an oyster station. He also supplied the bartenders. For dinner we went family style and the plating was beautiful. The food.. oh my that food, DELICIOUS! The service was great and his staff never missed a beat. I just wish he had a restaurant so I could eat his food more often. If you are a foodie and want the food at your wedding to be memorable, then you MUST have Chef Charlie cater it.
Ummmmm... wow!!!! Chef Charlie catered our wedding and honestly it was PERFECT! Two weeks later and my husband and I are Read more...
Ummmmm... wow!!!! Chef Charlie catered our wedding and honestly it was PERFECT! Two weeks later and my husband and I are still getting emails and texts raving about the food. Chef Charlie was so great to work with, he truly tailors his menu in such an artistic way and makes it a reflection of you. He did our cocktail hour with cheese and charcuterie and an oyster station. He also supplied the bartenders. For dinner we went family style and the plating was beautiful. The food.. oh my that food, DELICIOUS! The service was great and his staff never missed a beat. I just wish he had a restaurant so I could eat his food more often. If you are a foodie and want the food at your wedding to be memorable, then you MUST have Chef Charlie cater it. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/5/2014
3.1/5.0
Met with Charlie and was very impressed with his passion for his profession. He came through with flying colors, food was amazing, his presentation was amazing and got lots of compliments on the menu. He even sabered a bottle of champagne for us which was awesome. My only two comments are that he is hard to get responses from until your wedding is closer. The other, I hate blue cheese and told him I didn't want it anywhere ... it was on the salads. Ewe. Minor in the scheme of things but just a note. He really is passionate about his job, I love that.
Met with Charlie and was very impressed with his passion for his profession. He came through with flying colors, food was Read more...
Met with Charlie and was very impressed with his passion for his profession. He came through with flying colors, food was amazing, his presentation was amazing and got lots of compliments on the menu. He even sabered a bottle of champagne for us which was awesome. My only two comments are that he is hard to get responses from until your wedding is closer. The other, I hate blue cheese and told him I didn't want it anywhere ... it was on the salads. Ewe. Minor in the scheme of things but just a note. He really is passionate about his job, I love that. Read less
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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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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years 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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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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