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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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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 happiness as our top priority to ensure that your day runs smoothly and is picture perfect.

We help you celebrate your wedding, your way!

Serving Santa Barbara, Ventura, Ojai and Santa Ynez Wine Country. 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, Thai
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s)

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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
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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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Danielle
Wedding:
4/25/2015
5.0/5.0
The food at our wedding was amazing! To fit our Santa Ynez wine country location, vineyard/barn setting and an Italian influenced theme, we wanted to create a Tuscan-inspired family style feast for our guests. After receiving a few proposals that were twice our budget, our wedding planner recommended contacting Philippe Berger at Catering Connection. Best decision ever. From our initial kick-off call, to our planning sessions, to our amazing menu tasting, through the fantastic wedding feast, it was perfection. They created a menu that was authentic yet unique, including the homemade pasta dishes (even Tuscan Pici Pomodoro!) Even during our reception they were so attentive, always making sure I had a glass of wine or champagne. It was exciting to watch the servers bringing out the trays of food like it was a movie... and our friends enjoying the family style feast, eating, drinking and just hearing the buzz in the barn!
Catering Connection's service, professionalism, menu creation and overall quality are A++. Planning a wedding is stressful enough, so having confidence in our caterer, Chef and their staff created a huge sense of relief. I was so impressed with everything, I asked Phi if he wanted to keep the hand-painted menu board as a token of our appreciation. Merci Philippe! Mr. & Mrs. Aiello
The food at our wedding was amazing! To fit our Santa Ynez wine country location, vineyard/barn setting and an Italian Read more...
The food at our wedding was amazing! To fit our Santa Ynez wine country location, vineyard/barn setting and an Italian influenced theme, we wanted to create a Tuscan-inspired family style feast for our guests. After receiving a few proposals that were twice our budget, our wedding planner recommended contacting Philippe Berger at Catering Connection. Best decision ever. From our initial kick-off call, to our planning sessions, to our amazing menu tasting, through the fantastic wedding feast, it was perfection. They created a menu that was authentic yet unique, including the homemade pasta dishes (even Tuscan Pici Pomodoro!) Even during our reception they were so attentive, always making sure I had a glass of wine or champagne. It was exciting to watch the servers bringing out the trays of food like it was a movie... and our friends enjoying the family style feast, eating, drinking and just hearing the buzz in the barn!
Catering Connection's service, professionalism, menu creation and overall quality are A++. Planning a wedding is stressful enough, so having confidence in our caterer, Chef and their staff created a huge sense of relief. I was so impressed with everything, I asked Phi if he wanted to keep the hand-painted menu board as a token of our appreciation. Merci Philippe! Mr. & Mrs. Aiello Read less
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Mike
Wedding:
3/14/2015
5.0/5.0
We highly recommend Catering Connection and Philippe Berger for catering your wedding or any other catered event. For our tasting Philippe created a delicious interpretation of what we wanted our menu to be. And the night of our wedding delivered the best catered meal and best service we've ever had at a private event or restaurant. He and his staff were flawless.

We looked at several caterers and sampled food at two. From the first minute we sat down in Catering Connection for our tasting we knew we were in for something special. And while some caterers give you good food for the tasting and cheap-out at the event, every bite of food at our wedding was as good as or better than the food at our tasting.

Day-of the wedding Catering Connection could not have been more on top of our needs. During the (seemingly) never ending post-wedding photos they kept bringing us appetizers and cooling beverages, which were just what we needed.

During the reception we felt like Philippe's Catering Connection crew were almost psychic. Whenever we were thinking, "I would like this", or "so-and-so looks like they need that" there was a polite server at our arm saying, "can I get you something?"

We have hired caterers for work events at our Santa Barbara-based companies, but Catering Connection is better than anybody else we've seen in town. Thanks Philippe & Catering Connection!
We highly recommend Catering Connection and Philippe Berger for catering your wedding or any other catered event. For our Read more...
We highly recommend Catering Connection and Philippe Berger for catering your wedding or any other catered event. For our tasting Philippe created a delicious interpretation of what we wanted our menu to be. And the night of our wedding delivered the best catered meal and best service we've ever had at a private event or restaurant. He and his staff were flawless.

We looked at several caterers and sampled food at two. From the first minute we sat down in Catering Connection for our tasting we knew we were in for something special. And while some caterers give you good food for the tasting and cheap-out at the event, every bite of food at our wedding was as good as or better than the food at our tasting.

Day-of the wedding Catering Connection could not have been more on top of our needs. During the (seemingly) never ending post-wedding photos they kept bringing us appetizers and cooling beverages, which were just what we needed.

During the reception we felt like Philippe's Catering Connection crew were almost psychic. Whenever we were thinking, "I would like this", or "so-and-so looks like they need that" there was a polite server at our arm saying, "can I get you something?"

We have hired caterers for work events at our Santa Barbara-based companies, but Catering Connection is better than anybody else we've seen in town. Thanks Philippe & Catering Connection! Read less
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Catering Connection responded with the following comments:

Mike. thank you for your kind comments which are sincerely appreciated. We are glad it all worked out and you had an amazing time. It is always a team effort to produce such and event and we were part of a great crew of vendors who helped us make this day a memorable one for you!
Best wishes to you both in your new married bliss!
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Tracy Godfrey
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
There are not enough positive words for Catering Connection.

I will simply say this. If this review is part of your catering search, you can stop now.

Catering Connection is who you should and who you need to work with. You will be extremely happy, the food will be wonderful and your guest will be impressed that your food doesn't taste like typical wedding food. No dry chicken or cardboard steaks at Catering Connection. Everything is a foodie's dream. Our guests complimented us on the food more than anything else. Bigger than that, they help with rentals and streamline the process!

Again, your catering search is over...pick Catering Connection!!!!!!
There are not enough positive words for Catering Connection.

I will simply say this. If this review is part of Read more...
There are not enough positive words for Catering Connection.

I will simply say this. If this review is part of your catering search, you can stop now.

Catering Connection is who you should and who you need to work with. You will be extremely happy, the food will be wonderful and your guest will be impressed that your food doesn't taste like typical wedding food. No dry chicken or cardboard steaks at Catering Connection. Everything is a foodie's dream. Our guests complimented us on the food more than anything else. Bigger than that, they help with rentals and streamline the process!

Again, your catering search is over...pick Catering Connection!!!!!! Read less
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SB
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Catering Connection was a joy to work with. Their proposal was head and shoulders above the rest. They really listened to what was important to us and offered a bid within our budget. I did not get that kind of attention or transparency from other catering companies in the area. I corresponded with Philippe Berger after a great tasting and hiring them to cater our wedding. He was responsive, understanding, patient, creative, and detail-oriented over the 9-10 months leading up to the wedding. He worked well with my venue, coordinator, and rentals vendor, and was basically a bride's dream come true. After I hired Catering Connection, I didn't have to do a thing!

Our guests raved about our buffet dinner and appetizers during Happy Hour. They LOVED them. We were very pleased with the service on our wedding day as well. Each member of their staff was courteous, knowledgable, and responsive. Phi was not at our wedding, but another member of the staff took control and it was flawless. I couldn't recommend them more highly.

Note to brides: Their food signage and uniforms (tie) have the Catering Connection logo on them. I made my own food signage, so it wasn't an issue for me but I wish I had known in advance.

I highly recommend Catering Connection to other brides. They are reasonably priced (especially in comparison to others in the area), friendly, delicious, and completely professional. Happy planning!
Catering Connection was a joy to work with. Their proposal was head and shoulders above the rest. They really listened to Read more...
Catering Connection was a joy to work with. Their proposal was head and shoulders above the rest. They really listened to what was important to us and offered a bid within our budget. I did not get that kind of attention or transparency from other catering companies in the area. I corresponded with Philippe Berger after a great tasting and hiring them to cater our wedding. He was responsive, understanding, patient, creative, and detail-oriented over the 9-10 months leading up to the wedding. He worked well with my venue, coordinator, and rentals vendor, and was basically a bride's dream come true. After I hired Catering Connection, I didn't have to do a thing!

Our guests raved about our buffet dinner and appetizers during Happy Hour. They LOVED them. We were very pleased with the service on our wedding day as well. Each member of their staff was courteous, knowledgable, and responsive. Phi was not at our wedding, but another member of the staff took control and it was flawless. I couldn't recommend them more highly.

Note to brides: Their food signage and uniforms (tie) have the Catering Connection logo on them. I made my own food signage, so it wasn't an issue for me but I wish I had known in advance.

I highly recommend Catering Connection to other brides. They are reasonably priced (especially in comparison to others in the area), friendly, delicious, and completely professional. Happy planning! Read less
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Danelle
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with Phi on our wedding was a dream! He was so organized with perfect attention to detail. We went with a slightly unconventional option for our evening wedding - breakfast! And they were completely willing to work with our idea within our specific budget. The food was fabulous and the staff working the event were so friendly and accommodating. Our guests repeatedly commented about how often people would come by and offer them appetizers during cocktail hour. It's never fun when you're anxiously waiting for food to come by you! Overall, working with Catering Connections was wonderful and I would highly recommend them for weddings or any catered event.
Working with Phi on our wedding was a dream! He was so organized with perfect attention to detail. We went with a slightly Read more...
Working with Phi on our wedding was a dream! He was so organized with perfect attention to detail. We went with a slightly unconventional option for our evening wedding - breakfast! And they were completely willing to work with our idea within our specific budget. The food was fabulous and the staff working the event were so friendly and accommodating. Our guests repeatedly commented about how often people would come by and offer them appetizers during cocktail hour. It's never fun when you're anxiously waiting for food to come by you! Overall, working with Catering Connections was wonderful and I would highly recommend them for weddings or any catered event. Read less
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Jillian
Wedding:
7/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Catering Connection impressed us from the beginning. The food during the taste test was delicious and was overall the best price that fit our budget. Philippe was very attentive and responsive during the whole planning process, replying very quickly to any questions I had. He took care of all the rentals too since my venue came with nothing. The wedding was so much fun and went off perfectly. Such a great team to have make my day special! (Also, my wedding was June 21, not sure why it defaults to July).
Catering Connection impressed us from the beginning. The food during the taste test was delicious and was overall the best Read more...
Catering Connection impressed us from the beginning. The food during the taste test was delicious and was overall the best price that fit our budget. Philippe was very attentive and responsive during the whole planning process, replying very quickly to any questions I had. He took care of all the rentals too since my venue came with nothing. The wedding was so much fun and went off perfectly. Such a great team to have make my day special! (Also, my wedding was June 21, not sure why it defaults to July). Read less
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Catering Connection responded with the following comments:

Thank you Jillian! We had so much fun helping create your perfect day! Congratulations to you and Matthew again!
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Melodie
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Omigod I cannot say enough good things about Catering Connection. Working with Phi and Ursula for the menu and ordering the rentals was amazing! They were so very knowledgeable and professional, Phi was so responsive and didn't mind when I would ask a billion questions and then more! Seriously, I really think they have got to be the best Catering vendors in Santa Barbara. I strongly recommend using them for your catering. The food turned out amazing and our guests could not stop talking about how delicious the pork and fish dinner was and the mini beef wellingtons for appetizers!! Ursula even made sure to set aside extra appetizers for us so we could enjoy the food ourselves when greeting our wedding guests. They were just superb!
Omigod I cannot say enough good things about Catering Connection. Working with Phi and Ursula for the menu and ordering Read more...
Omigod I cannot say enough good things about Catering Connection. Working with Phi and Ursula for the menu and ordering the rentals was amazing! They were so very knowledgeable and professional, Phi was so responsive and didn't mind when I would ask a billion questions and then more! Seriously, I really think they have got to be the best Catering vendors in Santa Barbara. I strongly recommend using them for your catering. The food turned out amazing and our guests could not stop talking about how delicious the pork and fish dinner was and the mini beef wellingtons for appetizers!! Ursula even made sure to set aside extra appetizers for us so we could enjoy the food ourselves when greeting our wedding guests. They were just superb! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Catering Connection was the utmost of professionalism from the first time we contacted them through the execution of the event, cleanup and follow up. They were hugely responsive and flexible. The staff was mature, pulled together and professional. We have received countless compliments on the delicious food.

I was the Event Planner and Maid of Honor for my sister and am so appreciative to Philippe and Ursula for making me feel so comfortable and allowing me to enjoy the wedding instead of work it.

I would HIGHLY recommend Catering Connection and look forward to working with them in the future.
Catering Connection was the utmost of professionalism from the first time we contacted them through the execution of the Read more...
Catering Connection was the utmost of professionalism from the first time we contacted them through the execution of the event, cleanup and follow up. They were hugely responsive and flexible. The staff was mature, pulled together and professional. We have received countless compliments on the delicious food.

I was the Event Planner and Maid of Honor for my sister and am so appreciative to Philippe and Ursula for making me feel so comfortable and allowing me to enjoy the wedding instead of work it.

I would HIGHLY recommend Catering Connection and look forward to working with them in the future. Read less
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