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DJ's California Catering

Ventura , CA

LOCATION

2784 Johnson Drive
Ventura, CA 93003 US (map)

PHONE

805-389-5418

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

For over 22 years, DJ's California Catering has built a reputation throughout Los Angeles, Ventura, & Santa Barbara for providing prompt, dependable, award-winning service & exquisite... Read more
For over 22 years, DJ's California Catering has built a reputation throughout Los Angeles, Ventura, & Santa Barbara for providing prompt, dependable, award-winning service & exquisite food of the highest quality. Every meal is prepared and served by our experienced, knowledgeable staff headed by Doug & Jennifer. Whether you're a bride planning her dream wedding, a corporate planner in charge of an extravagant holiday gala, a sales representative looking for a lunch delivered to a client or a service club in need of a dinner on a budget, DJ's has the menu and services for you. As a full service caterer DJ's can assist you with food, beverage, party equipment, rental and coordination for your event. Joining DJ's growing list of clients is as easy as a phone call 805-850-0194. Please feel free to also email Doug & His Team will put their years of experience at your disposal to assist you in planning your next meeting or event. 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 Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Cajun, Caribbean, French, Italian, 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, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
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

INFO FOR RENTALS & PHOTOBOOTHS

Which of the following event rental services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Setup
What event items are available?
Aisle Runners, Altar / Arch, Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Lights, Lounge Furniture, Tables, Tent Accessories, Tents
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
My sister used DJ's California Catering for her wedding in June of 2013 and the food and service were amazing! They took care of all the set up and tear down, decorated the tables, kept guest fed and happy! They took care of all the food and beverage details down to the cake. They helped create a beautiful, worry free reception. I will be using them for my upcoming wedding in 2017!
My sister used DJ's California Catering for her wedding in June of 2013 and the food and service were amazing! They took Read more...
My sister used DJ's California Catering for her wedding in June of 2013 and the food and service were amazing! They took care of all the set up and tear down, decorated the tables, kept guest fed and happy! They took care of all the food and beverage details down to the cake. They helped create a beautiful, worry free reception. I will be using them for my upcoming wedding in 2017! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
DJ's California Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind review - it is always appreciated! We look forward to working with you and your fiancée to make sure you have an enjoyable and worry-free reception as well! All the Best!
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M&M
Wedding:
7/16/2016
5.0/5.0
DJ's catering did my wedding on 7/16/16 at the Newhall Mansion and let me tell you, everything was perfect!! My guests are still raving about the food and their team. I have heard 'that was the best food I've ever had at a wedding' about 200 times. Guests even asked if they had a restaurant they could go to! You're not getting 'wedding food' with this company, you are getting high quality, fresh and delicious food that you want to eat over and over again. The food was spectacular, their staff was so friendly and the coordination between myself and Doug was fantastic! They are such a great company and I highly recommend them!
DJ's catering did my wedding on 7/16/16 at the Newhall Mansion and let me tell you, everything was perfect!! My guests are Read more...
DJ's catering did my wedding on 7/16/16 at the Newhall Mansion and let me tell you, everything was perfect!! My guests are still raving about the food and their team. I have heard 'that was the best food I've ever had at a wedding' about 200 times. Guests even asked if they had a restaurant they could go to! You're not getting 'wedding food' with this company, you are getting high quality, fresh and delicious food that you want to eat over and over again. The food was spectacular, their staff was so friendly and the coordination between myself and Doug was fantastic! They are such a great company and I highly recommend them! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/18/2016
5.0/5.0
We had the best food and wonderful service at our wedding at the Malibu West Beach Club! We heard about DJ's Catering through our venue's preferred vendors list, and we are so glad that we chose them. We primarily worked with Doug and John, and every time we met with them or had questions they were very quick to respond and professional. Jessie was our coordinator on the day of our wedding, and she was so sweet, friendly, and always making sure all of our guests were happy. Not only was the food perfect, but we were able to rent our arch, tables, and much more through them. Their team made our day so special and we would highly recommend them!
We had the best food and wonderful service at our wedding at the Malibu West Beach Club! We heard about DJ's Catering Read more...
We had the best food and wonderful service at our wedding at the Malibu West Beach Club! We heard about DJ's Catering through our venue's preferred vendors list, and we are so glad that we chose them. We primarily worked with Doug and John, and every time we met with them or had questions they were very quick to respond and professional. Jessie was our coordinator on the day of our wedding, and she was so sweet, friendly, and always making sure all of our guests were happy. Not only was the food perfect, but we were able to rent our arch, tables, and much more through them. Their team made our day so special and we would highly recommend them! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Mrs. Winosaurusrex
Wedding:
6/18/2016
5.0/5.0
DJ's California Catering exceeded my every expectation. Doug was fantastic while we worked on planning, every question, every change was met with a smile, no matter what I needed he was on it. Day of everything came out BEAUTIFUL. The staff was super friendly and helpful, when I was feeling over heated, one of the staff found me a cool place to relax and brought me some cool water and even found my new husband for me.

I would recommend them to anyone for any event in the future. Thank you so much for being part of our day.
DJ's California Catering exceeded my every expectation. Doug was fantastic while we worked on planning, every question, Read more...
DJ's California Catering exceeded my every expectation. Doug was fantastic while we worked on planning, every question, every change was met with a smile, no matter what I needed he was on it. Day of everything came out BEAUTIFUL. The staff was super friendly and helpful, when I was feeling over heated, one of the staff found me a cool place to relax and brought me some cool water and even found my new husband for me.

I would recommend them to anyone for any event in the future. Thank you so much for being part of our day. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
DJ's California Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind review - it is very much appreciated! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed not only our cuisine but also our friendly and helpful staff. We are glad to have helped make your wedding day as memorable as possible. All the Best!
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Danya
Wedding:
6/4/2016
5.0/5.0
Doug and his team are fantastic to work with! We did a tasting at their location in Ventura and thought everything we tried were great! The only bummer is you really can't try any of the apps unless you go to a bridal show, but trust us, the apps are as amazing as the food. Doug was kind enough to do some custom apps for us to go more with our theme and just certain things we had in mind. Everyone raved about the food which you don't hear much from weddings! Highly recommend checking these guys out for your wedding or event :-) great food, great staff, priced right, and they even do rentals which helps save!
Doug and his team are fantastic to work with! We did a tasting at their location in Ventura and thought everything we Read more...
Doug and his team are fantastic to work with! We did a tasting at their location in Ventura and thought everything we tried were great! The only bummer is you really can't try any of the apps unless you go to a bridal show, but trust us, the apps are as amazing as the food. Doug was kind enough to do some custom apps for us to go more with our theme and just certain things we had in mind. Everyone raved about the food which you don't hear much from weddings! Highly recommend checking these guys out for your wedding or event :-) great food, great staff, priced right, and they even do rentals which helps save! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
DJ's California Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you Danya for your kind review - it is always appreciated! We are very pleased to hear that the cuisine tasted great, including your appetizers. We were happy to work alongside you to make sure your day went as smoothly as possible. All the Best!
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Marian
Wedding:
5/29/2016
5.0/5.0
We found DJ's catering when we first thought the wedding would be in the Santa Barbara or Ojai area. They had the highest amount of excellent reviews. When we realized those areas were not going to work for the wedding, we discovered that DJ's was the resident caterer for Rancho De Las Palmas in Moorpark. That is how my daughter & son in law found the location for the wedding and in turn were able to use the caterer they wanted. The food was delicious and the price for everything was reasonable & included everything : tables, linens, dishes, glassware, servers, set up, tax & tip!! No hidden fees or additional tipping necessary after the wedding. They did the buffet, passed hors d'oeuvres, 2 specialty beers, 2 domestic beers, wine, champagne, bellini's & delicious sangria. And infused water & lemonade too. We got lots of compliments on the food. The staff was professional and friendly. If we ever need a caterer for another event we will definitely want to use DJ's again.
We found DJ's catering when we first thought the wedding would be in the Santa Barbara or Ojai area. They had the highest Read more...
We found DJ's catering when we first thought the wedding would be in the Santa Barbara or Ojai area. They had the highest amount of excellent reviews. When we realized those areas were not going to work for the wedding, we discovered that DJ's was the resident caterer for Rancho De Las Palmas in Moorpark. That is how my daughter & son in law found the location for the wedding and in turn were able to use the caterer they wanted. The food was delicious and the price for everything was reasonable & included everything : tables, linens, dishes, glassware, servers, set up, tax & tip!! No hidden fees or additional tipping necessary after the wedding. They did the buffet, passed hors d'oeuvres, 2 specialty beers, 2 domestic beers, wine, champagne, bellini's & delicious sangria. And infused water & lemonade too. We got lots of compliments on the food. The staff was professional and friendly. If we ever need a caterer for another event we will definitely want to use DJ's again. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Tanya & Ernie
Wedding:
5/14/2016
5.0/5.0
All I can say is that the food was AMAZING - there was definitely no skimping for my guests! I loved working with this catering company and the service was more than what we could have ever wished for! Our day of wedding coordinator took care of all the last minute details - it was INSTANT relief once she got there and I knew she had everything covered for us. She even took care of one of our vendors that gave us a hard time with the lights....we were in good hands with DJs! I can't say enough! Our family and friends were equally pleased! I've attended weddings where they skimped on food...our guests were full and happy!! Thank you DJs!! I will use you again and recommend you every chance I get!! :)
All I can say is that the food was AMAZING - there was definitely no skimping for my guests! I loved working with this Read more...
All I can say is that the food was AMAZING - there was definitely no skimping for my guests! I loved working with this catering company and the service was more than what we could have ever wished for! Our day of wedding coordinator took care of all the last minute details - it was INSTANT relief once she got there and I knew she had everything covered for us. She even took care of one of our vendors that gave us a hard time with the lights....we were in good hands with DJs! I can't say enough! Our family and friends were equally pleased! I've attended weddings where they skimped on food...our guests were full and happy!! Thank you DJs!! I will use you again and recommend you every chance I get!! :) Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Kelly
Wedding:
4/2/2016
5.0/5.0
DJ's catering is amazing. From the beginning they were more helpful and responsive than any other company I had contacted. We set up an appointment to taste their food and it was unbelievably good. Their Italian dressing was by far the best I had ever tasted. They had an assortment of fresh baked rolls to taste which were all warm and delicious. However, the tequila lime chicken and the penne pasta in cream sauce were the most memorable. If my husband's family were willing to eat dairy I would have chosen the tequila lime chicken. To this day I wish I had been more selfish. Also, DJ's can provide everything from food to plates to tables and linens for a fraction of the cost of just food elsewhere. For food but nothing else, I was quoted a 33% higher rate than what DJ's charged for everything. They set everything up and cleaned it all up. At the wedding people couldn't stop raving about the tri-tip and chicken, sadly I had to go with the bruschetta chicken instead of the tequila lime, but it was still tasty. At work on Tuesday people were still talking about the food. In particular, the penne pasta was a crowd favorite. I can not recommend DJ's more highly. They literally made my reception!
DJ's catering is amazing. From the beginning they were more helpful and responsive than any other company I had contacted. Read more...
DJ's catering is amazing. From the beginning they were more helpful and responsive than any other company I had contacted. We set up an appointment to taste their food and it was unbelievably good. Their Italian dressing was by far the best I had ever tasted. They had an assortment of fresh baked rolls to taste which were all warm and delicious. However, the tequila lime chicken and the penne pasta in cream sauce were the most memorable. If my husband's family were willing to eat dairy I would have chosen the tequila lime chicken. To this day I wish I had been more selfish. Also, DJ's can provide everything from food to plates to tables and linens for a fraction of the cost of just food elsewhere. For food but nothing else, I was quoted a 33% higher rate than what DJ's charged for everything. They set everything up and cleaned it all up. At the wedding people couldn't stop raving about the tri-tip and chicken, sadly I had to go with the bruschetta chicken instead of the tequila lime, but it was still tasty. At work on Tuesday people were still talking about the food. In particular, the penne pasta was a crowd favorite. I can not recommend DJ's more highly. They literally made my reception! Read less
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DJ's California Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you Kelly for your kind review - we always appreciate the feedback. We are happy to hear that you and your guests enjoyed the cuisine. It was a pleasure to work with you and your husband! All the Best!
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Karla
Wedding:
3/19/2016
5.0/5.0
Doug and his team were phenomenal! I loved how everything was a one stop shop- from our meals, to glassware, plates, and linens. The quality of everything was great- especially our food. Our buffet consisted of the grilled prime angus tri tip and traditional stuffed chicken. They were also very flexible with providing a vegan option for several of our guests. The staff that was at our wedding was very professional. Our guests would not stop raving about how delicious the food and hors d'oeuvres were. I highly recommend DJ's for any event.
Doug and his team were phenomenal! I loved how everything was a one stop shop- from our meals, to glassware, plates, and Read more...
Doug and his team were phenomenal! I loved how everything was a one stop shop- from our meals, to glassware, plates, and linens. The quality of everything was great- especially our food. Our buffet consisted of the grilled prime angus tri tip and traditional stuffed chicken. They were also very flexible with providing a vegan option for several of our guests. The staff that was at our wedding was very professional. Our guests would not stop raving about how delicious the food and hors d'oeuvres were. I highly recommend DJ's for any event. Read less
Services Used: Catering
DJ's California Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Karla for your kind review - we always appreciate the feedback! We are very happy to hear that your guests enjoyed the food. It was our pleasure to cater and help make your day special! All the Best!
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Julianna
Wedding:
3/5/2016
5.0/5.0
From day one, Doug and his team were an amazing part of our wedding. What initially drew us to them were their very reasonable prices and after sampling their food, we realized that there was no lack in quality or service. When trying to configure table arrangement and potential add-ons, Doug was extremely transparent and never came off as pushy or trying to up sell. When the week of the wedding came and we found out that rain was inevitable, DJ's made themselves readily available via phone and email and were overall extremely flexible in suiting our new needs. The day of the wedding was spectacular - the staff was professional and kind and the food was better than we remembered in our tasting. We received numerous compliments on the food weeks after the wedding as well. My wife and I can't think of one thing we would have changed with our catering. Thank you so much to the team at DJ's for making our special day unforgettable.
From day one, Doug and his team were an amazing part of our wedding. What initially drew us to them were their very Read more...
From day one, Doug and his team were an amazing part of our wedding. What initially drew us to them were their very reasonable prices and after sampling their food, we realized that there was no lack in quality or service. When trying to configure table arrangement and potential add-ons, Doug was extremely transparent and never came off as pushy or trying to up sell. When the week of the wedding came and we found out that rain was inevitable, DJ's made themselves readily available via phone and email and were overall extremely flexible in suiting our new needs. The day of the wedding was spectacular - the staff was professional and kind and the food was better than we remembered in our tasting. We received numerous compliments on the food weeks after the wedding as well. My wife and I can't think of one thing we would have changed with our catering. Thank you so much to the team at DJ's for making our special day unforgettable. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
DJ's California Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you Julianna for your kind review - we always appreciate the feedback! It was our pleasure to cater and make sure your wedding day was special, despite the rain. Very happy to hear that you and your guests enjoyed the cuisine! All the Best to the both of you!

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