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Creative Services Catering & Event Planning

Santa Barbara , CA
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101 US (map)

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805-965-9121

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Creative Services Catering & Event Planning is experienced, professional and fully licensed and insured.

At Creative Services Catering each and every one of our clients gets... Read more
Creative Services Catering & Event Planning is experienced, professional and fully licensed and insured.

At Creative Services Catering each and every one of our clients gets the personalized attention that they deserve because every single event we are trusted to cater is of the utmost importance. No event is too big or too small for Creative Services Catering. We try to accommodate everyone, both in services and price. We provide tailored catering solutions for your events, keeping your budget in mind. Our priority is always the customer’s wishes and their fulfillment.

John Eric Savage, Proprietor/Chef of Creative Services Catering, is a passionate advocate for cooking food with talent, creativity and innovation. His fascination with ingredients and the art of the meal has fueled a twenty-year career marked by creative cooking techniques. John’s priority is providing remarkable, top quality service to every client. Therefore, he is at every event, without ever booking multiple events, to ensure your entire satisfaction.

Contact us for a consultation and start planning an event with passion, personality and perfection.

Phone: (805) 965-9121
E-mail: events@creativeservicescatering.com Proudly Serving Santa Barbara, Montecito, Carpinteria, Ventura, Ojai and Santa Ynez Valley. Proud to be a Green Company. We will get back to you within 24 hours Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

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Meredith
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
John and his crew presented a wonderful spread. The workers were very professional and the food was delicious.
John and his crew presented a wonderful spread. The workers were very professional and the food was delicious.
John and his crew presented a wonderful spread. The workers were very professional and the food was delicious. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My husband Ralph and I would like to say a huge thanks to John and his team at Creative Services Catering for providing the most delicious food at our recent 25th wedding anniversary vows renewal. I had found the company on-line, being from out of town and as such was a bit nervous about the whole thing. John was wonderful to deal with over the phone and email before our arrival in Santa Barbara
, and after the first meeting, my husband and I were completely put at ease that we had made the right choice. John's suggestion to choose 'family style' dining was spot on - and the menu choices that he steered us towards were a huge success with everyone! Thank you so much for helping make our special weekend a superbly special weekend.
My husband Ralph and I would like to say a huge thanks to John and his team at Creative Services Catering for providing Read more...
My husband Ralph and I would like to say a huge thanks to John and his team at Creative Services Catering for providing the most delicious food at our recent 25th wedding anniversary vows renewal. I had found the company on-line, being from out of town and as such was a bit nervous about the whole thing. John was wonderful to deal with over the phone and email before our arrival in Santa Barbara
, and after the first meeting, my husband and I were completely put at ease that we had made the right choice. John's suggestion to choose 'family style' dining was spot on - and the menu choices that he steered us towards were a huge success with everyone! Thank you so much for helping make our special weekend a superbly special weekend. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
John, I am so thankful for Creative Services Catering Dr.Brown sat at my table with her husband, along with the top Surgeons in Santa Barbara the reviews were spectacular. It's been a pleasure, truly! We will probably never have such a spectator event again but 2011 will always be remembered as the finest party Ortho Department ever had!
Wishing you a prosperous New Year!
Ortho Department Cottage Hospital / Sansum Clinic
Tina
John, I am so thankful for Creative Services Catering Dr.Brown sat at my table with her husband, along with the top Read more...
John, I am so thankful for Creative Services Catering Dr.Brown sat at my table with her husband, along with the top Surgeons in Santa Barbara the reviews were spectacular. It's been a pleasure, truly! We will probably never have such a spectator event again but 2011 will always be remembered as the finest party Ortho Department ever had!
Wishing you a prosperous New Year!
Ortho Department Cottage Hospital / Sansum Clinic
Tina Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
CSC catered our wedding back in 2008, and every last detail was perfect! When we were in the planning stages, John met with us on several occasions and listened to our vision of what we wanted. He then helped us make that vision come to life because he knows the Santa Barbara area so thoroughly, so he was able to help us secure the perfect location for our wedding day. John was so knowledgable abo...ut all the details a lovely wedding entails, which was helpful to us since we only had 6 months to plan. On our wedding day, he helped ensure that the ceremony and reception sites were immaculate, just as we had hoped. After the ceremony, our guests were treated like royalty with wait staff awaiting their arrival with trays of ice cold drinks and passed apertifs. His staff arranged a beautiful array of cheeses, fruits, and nuts that we got to customize to our liking.
John and his staff are professional and kind, and John himself has such high expectations for his food and presentation, so you know you will be getting only the very best of what Santa Barbara has to offer when you use CSC. -Erin Morales Vernon
CSC catered our wedding back in 2008, and every last detail was perfect! When we were in the planning stages, John met Read more...
CSC catered our wedding back in 2008, and every last detail was perfect! When we were in the planning stages, John met with us on several occasions and listened to our vision of what we wanted. He then helped us make that vision come to life because he knows the Santa Barbara area so thoroughly, so he was able to help us secure the perfect location for our wedding day. John was so knowledgable abo...ut all the details a lovely wedding entails, which was helpful to us since we only had 6 months to plan. On our wedding day, he helped ensure that the ceremony and reception sites were immaculate, just as we had hoped. After the ceremony, our guests were treated like royalty with wait staff awaiting their arrival with trays of ice cold drinks and passed apertifs. His staff arranged a beautiful array of cheeses, fruits, and nuts that we got to customize to our liking.
John and his staff are professional and kind, and John himself has such high expectations for his food and presentation, so you know you will be getting only the very best of what Santa Barbara has to offer when you use CSC. -Erin Morales Vernon Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
This is a ‘Standing Ovation in Print’ for John Savage and his crew at Creative Services Catering for their performance at our 2011 Corporate Holiday Event. From our first conversation, John listened to my vision for the party and GOT IT. He addressed placement of things for a good ‘flow’ through the party and even suggested carpeting a cement floor for a warmer feel. We featured heavy hors d’oeuvres and his yummy food choices were able to accommodate a wide scope of needs such as vegetarian & gluten-free while also satisfying the heavy meat eaters. People are still taking about the beautiful fruit and cheese display.
John’s team was wonderful that evening as they worked through the crowd politely with beautiful trays of food. John himself was very gracious and attentive to the workings of the party. Everything looked wonderful though out the evening. It was a huge success and received rave reviews.
I will definitely be calling on Creative Services Catering for our future Corporate events to insure quality, customer service and ease of planning.
BRAVO John & CSC!!
This is a ‘Standing Ovation in Print’ for John Savage and his crew at Creative Services Catering for their performance at Read more...
This is a ‘Standing Ovation in Print’ for John Savage and his crew at Creative Services Catering for their performance at our 2011 Corporate Holiday Event. From our first conversation, John listened to my vision for the party and GOT IT. He addressed placement of things for a good ‘flow’ through the party and even suggested carpeting a cement floor for a warmer feel. We featured heavy hors d’oeuvres and his yummy food choices were able to accommodate a wide scope of needs such as vegetarian & gluten-free while also satisfying the heavy meat eaters. People are still taking about the beautiful fruit and cheese display.
John’s team was wonderful that evening as they worked through the crowd politely with beautiful trays of food. John himself was very gracious and attentive to the workings of the party. Everything looked wonderful though out the evening. It was a huge success and received rave reviews.
I will definitely be calling on Creative Services Catering for our future Corporate events to insure quality, customer service and ease of planning.
BRAVO John & CSC!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Planning a wedding can get pretty crazy, but I was so fortunate to have John / Creative Services Catering on my side for my wedding day. It was the best decision to not only use their catering services, but also to have them for day of coordination. Everything went so smoothly from the first tasting to every phone call and most importantly rehearsal and the big day. Having so many choices out there it was so helpful that John was also able to suggest the BEST vendors (for DJ, cake and photography) also. I was so comfortable and put all my trust in him and he did not fail me in any way. It's the greatest feeling to not worry about the people you hire for the biggest day of your life because its hard enough dealing with everything else.
The wedding could not have been more perfect. There were no problems and everyone at Creative Services was on top of everything. My day of coordinator kept us all on time and made sure things happened when they were supposed to. They checked in with me all day throughout the day to make sure things were good, and if my husband or I needed anything. They truly allowed me to be completely happy, care free and enjoy my wedding. Set-up was great, the food was amazing (we had so many compliments on how tasty the horderves & dinner was), glasses stayed full, champagne was passed for toasts in no time, and the cake was cut and served in a flash. They are in every way a "do it all" company...completely skilled and accomplished.
Your wedding day goes by so quickly, with so many things happening at once, that you can't help but look back once it's over and wish you did this or that..Creative Services was one thing that I would not change. We will definitely recommend them to anyone who needs event/catering services without hesitation and hope one day we have the pleasure of working with them again.
Planning a wedding can get pretty crazy, but I was so fortunate to have John / Creative Services Catering on my side for Read more...
Planning a wedding can get pretty crazy, but I was so fortunate to have John / Creative Services Catering on my side for my wedding day. It was the best decision to not only use their catering services, but also to have them for day of coordination. Everything went so smoothly from the first tasting to every phone call and most importantly rehearsal and the big day. Having so many choices out there it was so helpful that John was also able to suggest the BEST vendors (for DJ, cake and photography) also. I was so comfortable and put all my trust in him and he did not fail me in any way. It's the greatest feeling to not worry about the people you hire for the biggest day of your life because its hard enough dealing with everything else.
The wedding could not have been more perfect. There were no problems and everyone at Creative Services was on top of everything. My day of coordinator kept us all on time and made sure things happened when they were supposed to. They checked in with me all day throughout the day to make sure things were good, and if my husband or I needed anything. They truly allowed me to be completely happy, care free and enjoy my wedding. Set-up was great, the food was amazing (we had so many compliments on how tasty the horderves & dinner was), glasses stayed full, champagne was passed for toasts in no time, and the cake was cut and served in a flash. They are in every way a "do it all" company...completely skilled and accomplished.
Your wedding day goes by so quickly, with so many things happening at once, that you can't help but look back once it's over and wish you did this or that..Creative Services was one thing that I would not change. We will definitely recommend them to anyone who needs event/catering services without hesitation and hope one day we have the pleasure of working with them again. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
John...You and Creative Services Catering have certainly been on our minds. Cody and I are very much appreciative for all you did to make our wedding reception special and such a fabulous event! I heard from one of my guest just the other day that she really enjoyed the food. Several other guests have asked me how you got the chicken to stay so moist for that many people. We appreciate that your staff was cheerful, assertive and professional. One of my bridesmaids was grateful to have her vegan meal set aside for her. Thank you for doing all you said you would do, and for going above and beyond for us. You were most gracious to us, giving us what we needed, as well as dealing with Cody changing up things without letting you know! You kept your cool, and you always greeted us with a smile. You are a trooper! Although this thank you is long over due, please know it is very much sincere and we are truly grateful. We have been recommending you to all our friends who are recently engaged. My brother, Cody’s best man, and my Vegan bridesmaid all were engaged shortly after our wedding! We hope to see you again in the future. We have great memories because of you and your staff
Cheers!
Cody and Charity Miller
John...You and Creative Services Catering have certainly been on our minds. Cody and I are very much appreciative for all Read more...
John...You and Creative Services Catering have certainly been on our minds. Cody and I are very much appreciative for all you did to make our wedding reception special and such a fabulous event! I heard from one of my guest just the other day that she really enjoyed the food. Several other guests have asked me how you got the chicken to stay so moist for that many people. We appreciate that your staff was cheerful, assertive and professional. One of my bridesmaids was grateful to have her vegan meal set aside for her. Thank you for doing all you said you would do, and for going above and beyond for us. You were most gracious to us, giving us what we needed, as well as dealing with Cody changing up things without letting you know! You kept your cool, and you always greeted us with a smile. You are a trooper! Although this thank you is long over due, please know it is very much sincere and we are truly grateful. We have been recommending you to all our friends who are recently engaged. My brother, Cody’s best man, and my Vegan bridesmaid all were engaged shortly after our wedding! We hope to see you again in the future. We have great memories because of you and your staff
Cheers!
Cody and Charity Miller Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Creative Services catered my wedding and they were absolutely fantastic! Nothing was too much trouble. The food was divine and the portions were very generous. A number of our guests commented on the quality and the quantity of the food provided. John (the owner) listened to each of our ideas and created a fabulous menu incorporating our every wish. The staff were all very friendly and professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending this caterer to any of my friends and have already done so! ~ Megan, Santa Barbara CA
Creative Services catered my wedding and they were absolutely fantastic! Nothing was too much trouble. The food was divine Read more...
Creative Services catered my wedding and they were absolutely fantastic! Nothing was too much trouble. The food was divine and the portions were very generous. A number of our guests commented on the quality and the quantity of the food provided. John (the owner) listened to each of our ideas and created a fabulous menu incorporating our every wish. The staff were all very friendly and professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending this caterer to any of my friends and have already done so! ~ Megan, Santa Barbara CA Read less
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Brenda
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! THE SUCCESS OF MY WEDDING WAS BECAUSE OF JOHN! I met John 3 days before my wedding events. The unimaginable had happened and at the last minute my original venue (w/ caterer included) decided to cancel our contract and not host our events. After scrambling for several days and attending several typical wedding food tastings we discovered CSC! and thank god for that! I had very specific menus planned for weekend wedding events and John and Chef immediately embraced the vision and made it a reality! John listened to my ideas and then delivered the "feel," - the colors, the smells, the lightening, the textures I was going for. While my wedding was small (38) people, the devil was in the details. And there were many details! My husband and I wanted an intimate gathering with very high quality meals. We didn't want our wedding events to feel like a typical wedding. With this, John & Chef were very flexible and versatile. I wanted this intimate weekend gathering to be memorable! And John needed to nail the food! And he did! The food - you could tell that the food was made with great care and love. The taste of the food was EXTRAORDINARY! Not only was it DELICIOUS it was BEAUTIFUL! Execution - the staff was professional, well versed on the menu and the plans for the weekend, were aware of who had special dietary needs, helpful, accommodating. Precision would be another great word to describe the staff. They acted as a team and the execution was excellent! Not only did John oversee the entire kitchen, menu, meal preparation, wait staff, etc. he took on the role of event coordinator. As you can image, having just a few days to re-plan your entire wedding, there were many loose ends. John went above and beyond to ensure that everything was EXCELLENT! John is gifted. He has an eye for detail and high quality. His expectations of himself are extraordinarily high and he only employs the BEST! Well done John! I am in awe of your commitment to excellence!
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! THE SUCCESS OF MY WEDDING WAS BECAUSE OF JOHN! I met John 3 days before my wedding events. The Read more...
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! THE SUCCESS OF MY WEDDING WAS BECAUSE OF JOHN! I met John 3 days before my wedding events. The unimaginable had happened and at the last minute my original venue (w/ caterer included) decided to cancel our contract and not host our events. After scrambling for several days and attending several typical wedding food tastings we discovered CSC! and thank god for that! I had very specific menus planned for weekend wedding events and John and Chef immediately embraced the vision and made it a reality! John listened to my ideas and then delivered the "feel," - the colors, the smells, the lightening, the textures I was going for. While my wedding was small (38) people, the devil was in the details. And there were many details! My husband and I wanted an intimate gathering with very high quality meals. We didn't want our wedding events to feel like a typical wedding. With this, John & Chef were very flexible and versatile. I wanted this intimate weekend gathering to be memorable! And John needed to nail the food! And he did! The food - you could tell that the food was made with great care and love. The taste of the food was EXTRAORDINARY! Not only was it DELICIOUS it was BEAUTIFUL! Execution - the staff was professional, well versed on the menu and the plans for the weekend, were aware of who had special dietary needs, helpful, accommodating. Precision would be another great word to describe the staff. They acted as a team and the execution was excellent! Not only did John oversee the entire kitchen, menu, meal preparation, wait staff, etc. he took on the role of event coordinator. As you can image, having just a few days to re-plan your entire wedding, there were many loose ends. John went above and beyond to ensure that everything was EXCELLENT! John is gifted. He has an eye for detail and high quality. His expectations of himself are extraordinarily high and he only employs the BEST! Well done John! I am in awe of your commitment to excellence! Read less
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Jaime
Wedding:
10/9/2005
5.0/5.0
John and his amazing staff helped us create our perfect menu. We had a plated dinner, and the service staff did a beautiful job getting the food on everyone's table without any wait time. The food was delicious and georgous!!
John and his amazing staff helped us create our perfect menu. We had a plated dinner, and the service staff did a Read more...
John and his amazing staff helped us create our perfect menu. We had a plated dinner, and the service staff did a beautiful job getting the food on everyone's table without any wait time. The food was delicious and georgous!! Read less
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