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Catering Connection

Santa Barbara , CA
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512 Laguna Street, Suite A
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 US (map)

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805-566-1822

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ABOUT US

Catering Connection offers full service catering and special event planning for every occasion! At Catering Connection we listen to your dreams and help you bring them to reality. Our... Read more
Catering Connection offers full service catering and special event planning for every occasion! At Catering Connection we listen to your dreams and help you bring them to reality. Our experienced team will work with you step by step to coordinate whatever it takes to achieve the vision of your dream day!

We offer fabulous food using only locally grown produce, full staffing, event rentals, and full coordination to include venue selection and vendor assistance. At Catering Connection, we believe in the power of an exceptional meal and a flawless special event!

Our gifted team of experts will guide you through each step of the planning process with your gourmet catering for Fundraisers, Weddings, Corporate Events, Holiday Parties, Company Picnics and Private Gatherings. Serving Santa Barbara, Ventura, Ojai and Santa Ynez. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, Outside Alcohol OK, Signature Cocktail(s)
Which of the following items can you provide?
Chairs, Tables
Which of the following items can you provide?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

REVIEWS

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Rick
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
Philippe at Catering Connect did an outstanding job from beginning to end. He even helped with picking out the rental stuff. The food at our Wedding was exactly what we were served at our tasting event. It could not have been any better. Philippe, I feel we were friends by the event! Thanks so much
Philippe at Catering Connect did an outstanding job from beginning to end. He even helped with picking out the rental Read more...
Philippe at Catering Connect did an outstanding job from beginning to end. He even helped with picking out the rental stuff. The food at our Wedding was exactly what we were served at our tasting event. It could not have been any better. Philippe, I feel we were friends by the event! Thanks so much Read less
Services Used: Catering
Catering Connection responded with the following comments:

Rick, thank you very much for your very kind words. I am so glad it all turned out well and you and Veronica enjoyed our services and food. It makes for a very good start of my day!
Congratulations to you both again!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Philippe at Catering Connection was absolutely amazing. Our food was delicious and everyone is still talking about it!!! I would absolutely recommend their services for a big day because he created a great menu and also helped us with our rentals and all of the stress we faced at this crazy time!
Philippe at Catering Connection was absolutely amazing. Our food was delicious and everyone is still talking about it!!! I Read more...
Philippe at Catering Connection was absolutely amazing. Our food was delicious and everyone is still talking about it!!! I would absolutely recommend their services for a big day because he created a great menu and also helped us with our rentals and all of the stress we faced at this crazy time! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Catering Connection responded with the following comments:

Thank you so very much for your kind comments and review - it is greatly appreciated. We always work as a team, both with our staff and other exceptional vendors such as the rental companies and will make sure to pass that on to them as well!
Best wishes from all of us!
Philippe
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Linnea
Wedding:
4/23/2016
5.0/5.0
We had an amazing experience using Catering Connection to cater our April wedding in Santa Barbara. Catering Connection handled everything for us: food, beverages, service, bar tending, and coordination of rentals. When creating the menu for your event, you have the option to chose from their extensive selection of menu options, or to customize your menu with pretty much anything you might want. We had a few specific requests (like Churros for dessert) and they were able to accommodate them no problem. And the food is delicious! We worked with Philippe and he was a pleasure to work with, very responsive to all of our questions and requests and was sensitive to our budget and helped us come up with a menu and plan that worked perfectly for us. We were so impressed by the team that helped us on our wedding day, each of them were professional and friendly and made sure that we didn't have to worry about a thing. They took care of all the rentals, the food and beverage service, set up and clean up. Not only was the food delicious but they take great care in the display of the food and beverage stations as well. We were blown away by the way everything turned out, and we would recommend them to anyone looking for catering services in the Santa Barbara area.
We had an amazing experience using Catering Connection to cater our April wedding in Santa Barbara. Catering Connection Read more...
We had an amazing experience using Catering Connection to cater our April wedding in Santa Barbara. Catering Connection handled everything for us: food, beverages, service, bar tending, and coordination of rentals. When creating the menu for your event, you have the option to chose from their extensive selection of menu options, or to customize your menu with pretty much anything you might want. We had a few specific requests (like Churros for dessert) and they were able to accommodate them no problem. And the food is delicious! We worked with Philippe and he was a pleasure to work with, very responsive to all of our questions and requests and was sensitive to our budget and helped us come up with a menu and plan that worked perfectly for us. We were so impressed by the team that helped us on our wedding day, each of them were professional and friendly and made sure that we didn't have to worry about a thing. They took care of all the rentals, the food and beverage service, set up and clean up. Not only was the food delicious but they take great care in the display of the food and beverage stations as well. We were blown away by the way everything turned out, and we would recommend them to anyone looking for catering services in the Santa Barbara area. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Catering Connection responded with the following comments:

Dear Linnea, thank you for your kind comments. We strive to make it happen for you and create wonderful memories for years to come for you, your families and friends, and it is rewarding to know we succeed! As you said, it is always a team effort and I will make sure to pass it on to the entire crew!
Congratulations to both of you again!
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Kelly
Wedding:
4/16/2016
5.0/5.0
One of the best decisions we made while planning our wedding was choosing Catering Connection as our caterer. We had the pleasure of working closely with Philippe there.
Philippe was extremely knowledgeable about what is popular and in season, what set-up works well with our venue and was open to a few special requests we had. The tasting they supplied was so impressive and professional. I could tell just by the service we received prior to even tasting the food that Catering Connection would be a great choice. But then, when we tasted the food, there were no questions asked. Everything was delicious, cooked perfectly and the presentation was beautiful!
The food at the wedding was just as I remember it from the tasting…which can be very rare (coming from a corporate event planner). Our wedding was in April and even up to last week, I received a note about how great the wedding was and how GOOD THE FOOD WAS!! In addition to the food, the service was top notch. Service was a huge hot button for me and the Catering Connection team blew me away. They made my husband and I feel like VIPs and I witnessed them take good care of our guests all night long. Philippe also worked with my mom to surprise us with a family recipe for our late night snack which was so special!
I can’t say enough about how much I enjoyed working with Catering Connection and Philippe. They made such a huge impact on how successful and enjoyable our wedding was.
One of the best decisions we made while planning our wedding was choosing Catering Connection as our caterer. We had the Read more...
One of the best decisions we made while planning our wedding was choosing Catering Connection as our caterer. We had the pleasure of working closely with Philippe there.
Philippe was extremely knowledgeable about what is popular and in season, what set-up works well with our venue and was open to a few special requests we had. The tasting they supplied was so impressive and professional. I could tell just by the service we received prior to even tasting the food that Catering Connection would be a great choice. But then, when we tasted the food, there were no questions asked. Everything was delicious, cooked perfectly and the presentation was beautiful!
The food at the wedding was just as I remember it from the tasting…which can be very rare (coming from a corporate event planner). Our wedding was in April and even up to last week, I received a note about how great the wedding was and how GOOD THE FOOD WAS!! In addition to the food, the service was top notch. Service was a huge hot button for me and the Catering Connection team blew me away. They made my husband and I feel like VIPs and I witnessed them take good care of our guests all night long. Philippe also worked with my mom to surprise us with a family recipe for our late night snack which was so special!
I can’t say enough about how much I enjoyed working with Catering Connection and Philippe. They made such a huge impact on how successful and enjoyable our wedding was. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Catering Connection responded with the following comments:

Kelly, thank you for this wonderful review and for taking the time! It is sincerely appreciated. We strive to make it happen for all of our clients and their guests, and it is nice to hear we succeed! It was fun planning the event with you (being in the "industry" too) and as always, a team effort with the full crew of stellar professionals you hired! We were set for success! Thank you again!
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Leah
Wedding:
4/9/2016
5.0/5.0
Food was absolutely amazing. We received numerous compliments on the food from guests. The food and bar service was great and very friendly. During cocktail hour, it was easy to find passed appetizers. Our event manager Ina kept making sure we had everything we needed and set aside a separate plate of appetizers for us. During the meal, servers did a great job keeping everyone's glass full. Leading up to the wedding, Philippe was very helpful with questions, responded to emails quickly, and was very accommodating, even when I changed my mind at the last minute about the tablecloth color. They take care of all rentals for you as well. Affordable and well worth it!
Food was absolutely amazing. We received numerous compliments on the food from guests. The food and bar service was great Read more...
Food was absolutely amazing. We received numerous compliments on the food from guests. The food and bar service was great and very friendly. During cocktail hour, it was easy to find passed appetizers. Our event manager Ina kept making sure we had everything we needed and set aside a separate plate of appetizers for us. During the meal, servers did a great job keeping everyone's glass full. Leading up to the wedding, Philippe was very helpful with questions, responded to emails quickly, and was very accommodating, even when I changed my mind at the last minute about the tablecloth color. They take care of all rentals for you as well. Affordable and well worth it! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Elisa
Wedding:
4/9/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married in April 2016 and we had such a great experience working with Catering Connection. Philippe was incredibly helpful and so easy to work with. He helped plan everything out as far as food and even the layout for the tables. Ursula was the one who was there the day of, but she knew exactly what was going on and how everything was supposed to go. Their teamwork is flawless. Not only were they incredibly helpful, but the food was amazing too. We had so many compliments on the food and how delicious it was. I would definitely recommend them to anyone getting married in the Santa Barbara/Ventura area.
My husband and I got married in April 2016 and we had such a great experience working with Catering Connection. Philippe Read more...
My husband and I got married in April 2016 and we had such a great experience working with Catering Connection. Philippe was incredibly helpful and so easy to work with. He helped plan everything out as far as food and even the layout for the tables. Ursula was the one who was there the day of, but she knew exactly what was going on and how everything was supposed to go. Their teamwork is flawless. Not only were they incredibly helpful, but the food was amazing too. We had so many compliments on the food and how delicious it was. I would definitely recommend them to anyone getting married in the Santa Barbara/Ventura area. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Catering Connection responded with the following comments:

Hi Elisa, thank you very much for your kind comments! Both Ursula and I are happy it worked out for you and Peter, and appreciate your great work putting everything together as well! We can do so much without our clients' vision!
Congratulations to you both again!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Catering connection far exceeded my expectations as to what a wedding caterer could offer- their service, attention to detail and food quality was second to none. So many guests commented that this was by far the best food they have ever had at a wedding. I had the pleasure of working with Phillipe who was a dream from start to finish. His extensive experience in the food- catering world offered a wealth of knowledge about all things food and entertaining. He helped me come up with a fun an creative menu and worked with me every step of the way to create the wedding of my dreams. I plan to use catering connection for any event, big or small, in the future. It felt like I was planning a party with a friend, who also happened to be an expert in this field. The servers and bartenders they provided were incredibly professional, attentive and polite.
Catering connection far exceeded my expectations as to what a wedding caterer could offer- their service, attention to Read more...
Catering connection far exceeded my expectations as to what a wedding caterer could offer- their service, attention to detail and food quality was second to none. So many guests commented that this was by far the best food they have ever had at a wedding. I had the pleasure of working with Phillipe who was a dream from start to finish. His extensive experience in the food- catering world offered a wealth of knowledge about all things food and entertaining. He helped me come up with a fun an creative menu and worked with me every step of the way to create the wedding of my dreams. I plan to use catering connection for any event, big or small, in the future. It felt like I was planning a party with a friend, who also happened to be an expert in this field. The servers and bartenders they provided were incredibly professional, attentive and polite. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Catering Connection responded with the following comments:

Thank You for taking the time to give us a great review - We LOVE it!
It was such a pleasure to work with you over the past year and we are delighted that all your dreams and vision's for the day came true Such a fun day filled with love, fireworks and happiness Cant wait to see all the photos
Have a great honeymoon Congratulations to you both
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John
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
I've read a few reviews and a lot of them say it all.

Ursula, and the crew, were more than caterers. Depending on what was needed, she was a wedding planner, she was very patient, a friend, a guide and, she made you feel like nothing could go wrong on your special day. I can't overstate how "above and beyond" Catering Connection goes. And MY GOODNESS....the food was fantastic!

The food, professionalism of the crew, accuracy of the quotes, communication along the way is all enough for a 5 star recommendation. If there was a way to give 10 stars for the intangibles I would click away. They care, they make it special, and no detail gets left behind. We opted for a plated salad and a buffet and the main courses were as good, or better, than any sit down restaurant in the area.

Like the other reviews said - look no further or you may regret it. This is your best value. This is the best team. Any other choice is simply irrational!
I've read a few reviews and a lot of them say it all.

Ursula, and the crew, were more than caterers. Depending on Read more...
I've read a few reviews and a lot of them say it all.

Ursula, and the crew, were more than caterers. Depending on what was needed, she was a wedding planner, she was very patient, a friend, a guide and, she made you feel like nothing could go wrong on your special day. I can't overstate how "above and beyond" Catering Connection goes. And MY GOODNESS....the food was fantastic!

The food, professionalism of the crew, accuracy of the quotes, communication along the way is all enough for a 5 star recommendation. If there was a way to give 10 stars for the intangibles I would click away. They care, they make it special, and no detail gets left behind. We opted for a plated salad and a buffet and the main courses were as good, or better, than any sit down restaurant in the area.

Like the other reviews said - look no further or you may regret it. This is your best value. This is the best team. Any other choice is simply irrational! Read less
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Catering Connection responded with the following comments:

Hi John,
Thank you so much for this wonderful review. It was a delight to be apart of your wedding and assist in making it a special night for you and Taylor
I thoroughly enjoying our creative and planning sessions over the past year and look forward to seeing you again soon Ursula
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
Working with Phillipe and Catering connection was a true delight. We interviewed a number of caterers for my wedding, and he's the only one who walked through the venue and really had a plan for the flow of the whole event instead of just the food. He had priceless suggestions about bar placement and flow.

I was planning the wedding from across the country, so I didn't get to sample the food before we booked, but my proxy tasters were very impressed so we went for it. So glad we did. Phi even set up a special tasting for my husband to be and I which was magical. We'd been having a typical overwhelming day of wedding errands, and Phi welcomed us into the beautiful tasting room, and brought out all of the courses of delicious food (including our special requests)! Everything was perfect and we felt so much more relaxed. Plus Phi introduced us to the wine that we ended up serving at the wedding.

Day of service was great. Bride and Groom always had snacks and drinks, and we got tons of compliments about the food.

I would recommend Phi and CC to everyone!
Working with Phillipe and Catering connection was a true delight. We interviewed a number of caterers for my wedding, and Read more...
Working with Phillipe and Catering connection was a true delight. We interviewed a number of caterers for my wedding, and he's the only one who walked through the venue and really had a plan for the flow of the whole event instead of just the food. He had priceless suggestions about bar placement and flow.

I was planning the wedding from across the country, so I didn't get to sample the food before we booked, but my proxy tasters were very impressed so we went for it. So glad we did. Phi even set up a special tasting for my husband to be and I which was magical. We'd been having a typical overwhelming day of wedding errands, and Phi welcomed us into the beautiful tasting room, and brought out all of the courses of delicious food (including our special requests)! Everything was perfect and we felt so much more relaxed. Plus Phi introduced us to the wine that we ended up serving at the wedding.

Day of service was great. Bride and Groom always had snacks and drinks, and we got tons of compliments about the food.

I would recommend Phi and CC to everyone! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Catering Connection responded with the following comments:

Dear Jessica, Thank you so much for your kind comments and review. All of us at CC appreciate those and glad to know our hard work pays off, but it is always a team effort, and along with CC, you had some amazing vendors, which makes our job easier! Congratulations to you and M. again!
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Natalie
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
Holy cow, where do I even start? The food was SO GOOD. I mean, absolutely incredible. I got so many compliments from all of my guests about the dinner that we served at our wedding. And thats pretty nice when you consider the fact that we weren't making food our #1 priority!

We tasted with several different caterers before deciding to go with Catering Connection, and we couldn't be happier with our decision. Hands down, they had the best food for the money. I literally felt like I was eating a 5-star meal. And their presentation is immaculate. They pay attention to details, which I love. Perfectly sliced lemons in each water ... perfectly placed little pieces of bread with butter next to it. They made sure that the food tasted just as good as it looked, which was important to us.

One of my biggest fears in choosing a caterer is that they would put their best foot forward during the tasting, but on the wedding day, it would be a step-below. The exact opposite is true with Catering Connection. The wedding day food was actually better than the tasting, which I didn't even think was possible.

They also made Sangria for our bar and it was a hit! I can't recommend them enough.
Holy cow, where do I even start? The food was SO GOOD. I mean, absolutely incredible. I got so many compliments from all Read more...
Holy cow, where do I even start? The food was SO GOOD. I mean, absolutely incredible. I got so many compliments from all of my guests about the dinner that we served at our wedding. And thats pretty nice when you consider the fact that we weren't making food our #1 priority!

We tasted with several different caterers before deciding to go with Catering Connection, and we couldn't be happier with our decision. Hands down, they had the best food for the money. I literally felt like I was eating a 5-star meal. And their presentation is immaculate. They pay attention to details, which I love. Perfectly sliced lemons in each water ... perfectly placed little pieces of bread with butter next to it. They made sure that the food tasted just as good as it looked, which was important to us.

One of my biggest fears in choosing a caterer is that they would put their best foot forward during the tasting, but on the wedding day, it would be a step-below. The exact opposite is true with Catering Connection. The wedding day food was actually better than the tasting, which I didn't even think was possible.

They also made Sangria for our bar and it was a hit! I can't recommend them enough. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Catering Connection responded with the following comments:

Natalie, thank you so much for your kind comments and review! I am so glad it all worked out and will make sure to share your review with all of our staff/chefs, as a big part of our success is "behind the scene" and with people we don't always see!
Thank you again, and best wishes to you both!
Phi

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