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DJ's California Catering

Ventura , CA

LOCATION

2784 Johnson Drive
Ventura, CA US 93003 (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 catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Cajun, Caribbean, French, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Polynesian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
5000

INFO FOR RENTALS & PHOTOBOOTHS

What items are available for rental?
Aisle Runners, Altar / Arch Arrangements, Barware, Chair Covers, Chairs, China, Chocolate Fountain, Dance Floor, Decor, Flatware, Glassware, Lights, Linens, Lounge Furniture, Staff, Tables, Tent Accessories, Tents
Do you offer delivery, setup, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup

REVIEWS

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Alycia
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Dj's to anybody! The service was great, The food was phenomenal, they rented everything we needed to us. (Tables, dance floor, ext) I don't have one bad thing to say about these guys. They made my wedding so much easier for me and stress free!
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Stacey
Wedding:
5/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Hands down of the best decisions I made for my wedding! DJ's was so on top of everything, and everyone there was so nice and accommodating! I talked mostly with Doug, the head guy, and he was outstanding! He always answered all of my questions promptly, he was super helpful, and he was one of the few caterers who got back to me promptly! It was only after I booked them that I looked up reviews on the food, and awesome food! My guests couldn't get over how amazing the food was even being buffet style! The whole company was wonderful and they really helped make my wedding out of this world! On top of everything their prices are so reasonable and amazing!! Love love them! You should check them out, they are amazing! Thanks DJ's!!
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
DJ's California Catering responded with the following comments:

Hi Stacey!
It is brides like you who make this job wonderful :)
Our team truly enjoyed your wedding at Camarillo Ranch too!
Have a wonderful first year and let us know if we can help you again in the future! Best, Doug
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Merry
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
DJ's California Catering was simply "THE BEST"!!! I actually hired them site unseen & without a taste test!!! Their pricing was very reasonable for what they offer & the staff was so nice on the phone, compared to all the other caterers I'd been contacting for my daughter's wedding, I just sent them a deposit check to save the date!
My daughter, her husband & I have NOTHING but GREAT things to say about DJ's. Everything from start to finish was great. They were so accommodating with the all the changes that we made over the year prior to the wedding. Their food is SIMPLY DELICIOUS, we received so many compliments from guests about the quality, quantity and taste of the meal. The serving staff was beyond professional yet they were also so friendly & outgoing, like they were having a good time too instead of working! Everything was served on time at the perfect temperature and looked so appealing and delectable!
I appreciated everything they did to make this wedding of my daughter's dreams. I can recommend DJ's Catering wholeheartedly and encourage anyone reading this to be sure to consider them for their special events!
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
DJ's California Catering responded with the following comments:

Hi Merry!
Thank you again so very much for taking the time to give us such a wonderful review! Your wedding at Camarillo Ranch was truly one of a kind and our staff still talks about it :) Our best to your daughter and we hope we can help again in the near future! Best, Doug
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Melissa
Wedding:
3/1/2014
5.0/5.0
DJs was fantastic. Doug is so knowledgeable, and we are so happy we used them to cater the wedding. The food was delicious and all our guests were very impressed. Could not be happier!
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DJ's California Catering responded with the following comments:

Hi Melissa!
So pleased to hear you enjoyed us :)
Our staff had a wonderful time at your wedding!
Thank you again for your kind words and we hope your first year is fantastic! Best, Doug
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Laura
Wedding:
2/8/2014
5.0/5.0
From our first meeting with Doug, we felt we were in good hands. He was very attentive and gave us a clear, itemized list of services with prices, which we appreciated. Everything was very reasonable.

Many of our married friends said that they loved their food at the tasting, but the quality didn't match up at the wedding. We asked Doug about this, who reassured us that it would taste the same, in part to a special heating technology he used. We were a bit worried but trusted Doug and his reviews. Well, Doug lived up to his word because the food at the wedding was cooked perfectly and very flavorful, just like the tasting. We were incredibly happy and our guests raved about the quality.

Last but not least, his team is such a nice group of people - very thoughtful, polite and professional. They were so helpful in getting food for a few elderly family members, and just helpful throughout the night.

You won't be disappointed or pay too much if you hire DJ's. They're awesome!
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DJ's California Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the thoughtful words! We truly enjoyed working with you both and our staff had many wonderful things to say about you and your guests as well. Let us know if we can help you again in the future! Best, Doug
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Cara
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
2/11/2014
When planning a wedding the 2 most important things to keep in mind is: venue and food. This can make or break your event. I searched high and low when it came to these two issues, and when it came to catering I knew that I had to pick the one that could represent my blood, sweat and tears I was putting into my wedding. I knew that this wasn't going to be an easy task so I searched high and low around the local area Santa Barbara area. I asked friends and looked all around and the name DJ's Catering kept coming up. I finally asked my wedding coordinator and she finally said, "I heard great things about DJ's catering." I wanted to be sure so I searched the web and my yelp search again directed me to the same direction, so I thought, let me look into this. I finally wrote them for a quote and Doug responded promptly and his response and was so eager to help. I went back and forth with him for over a year and no one was as prompt, as attentive or was a better value then Dj's! They were beyond wonderful! I got so many compliments on the food and décor at my wedding day! They not only gave me great food and service but they were my one stop shop for bartenders, tables, chairs, china, food service and more!

Doug helped me till I got my menu right and after we decided everything, when my wedding day came they were on point! I never had to ask any questions, redirect things, or second thing a single thing! All my guest were beyond happy from all the feedback I received. Even though your wedding day goes by in a flash, you won't eat or drink much and it's hard to remember, when I look back on video, feedback and pictures I am so glad all roads lead to them. I can't compliment them more and if you are searching for the ultimate experience and beyond your search will take you to DJ's catering. If you are wise and want to make this experience easy on yourself, you won't look any further!

Doug: My hat is off to you and your team
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Cameron
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
DJ's CA Catering did a fantastic job with the entire night. They provided us with everything from tables and chairs to the most fantastic food. We were able to make a few special requests without any hesitation from DJ's. DJ's makes it very easy to select a menu and relieve the stress of so many options.
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Danielle
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Doug and his team are great to work with! Doug helped us with the initial planning of our menu for our wedding and helped us stay within budget for what we wanted for our guests. In my experience with events, I've never had a caterer help with financial concerns while still making sure the customer received the goods and service they wanted. This was one of the main reasons we decided to use DJ's Catering. Then on the day of John led the team and took care of everything. So glad he was there because everything went great and our guests were impressed with the food and service. We hired DJ's for catering and bar and I think they went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect!
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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alyssa
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Cannot say enough good things about DJ's. The planning and execution was simple and flawless. They worked with us every step of the way to create our dream wedding. #1 thing people told us at the wedding was how great the food was. Also - every person that was there to drop off furniture, wait tables, tend bar etc was extremely professional and friendly. Would recommend this company to anyone that is looking for a VERY reasonably priced and fantastic caterer/ furniture rental.
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Michelle
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Doug and his staff are AMAZING! Not only did I get tons of compliments on the food and decor but I was thrilled with their professionalism throughout. From beginning to end, the planning process with DJ's felt VIP. I could email Doug whenever and he always got back to me right away. DJ's has my highest recommendation!!!
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
DJ's was great. They really know what they're doing and they know how to serve a big crowd. I felt very confident having them cater my wedding and even better the food was great and our guests loved the food as well.
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Krista
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
DJ's Catering did a fabulous job at our wedding! We rented all of our tables and linens, plus the bar and dance floor. All were wonderful. The food was delicious and the service went way beyond expectations. The owner (Doug) is a pleasure to work with, and we couldn't possibly have hoped for more from our caterer. Wholeheartedly recommend!!!
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Samantha
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
DJ's California Catering did a great job for our wedding! The food was delicious and all my guests raved about how great it was. The staff did a fantastic job at making sure empty plates were cleared and drinks were full, all while maintaining a high level of professionalism. They were pretty expensive, however, the great food and service was worth it. I would recommend DJ's California Catering to any couple getting married!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
An amazing group to work with. They are friendly and very helpful. They set up everything to my plan and helped our family with set up and clean up. They payed extra close attention to myself (bride) and my husband. They made our day come together wonderfully. On top of all that the food was delicious.
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DJ's California Catering responded with the following comments:

We always appreciate hearing how much you enjoyed our service!
Congrats to both of you! Best, Doug
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Jody
Wedding:
6/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was a huge success thanks to Doug and his team. We first emailed them about 13 months out from our wedding and from Day 1, DJ's was nothing but first class service. The prices are super for people on a budget like us. And their one stop shop satisfied all our needs for our ceremony and reception at Camarillo Ranch.

The food is to die for!!!. Tri-Tip and Chicken were awesome, but the Mac n Cheese stole the show. Our friends were going back for full plates just to get some before it was gone.

Pamela was a huge help on our big day and was nothing less than the best. Our wedding couldn't have gone any better. If you hire anyone other than DJ's, you're a fool. It will be the best decision you make in the whole planning process, other than actually saying "I DO."
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
DJ's California Catering responded with the following comments:

Pamela is one of our best coordinators! Thank you so much for taking the time to review our service! Our motto is "Let's Plan it, Together" and we truly believe in that! Congrats to you! Best, Doug
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Teri
Wedding:
6/14/2013
5.0/5.0
D.J.'s was perfect from beginning to end...the food was outstanding and the staff was professional and friendly and helped out in any way that was needed to make the night run smoothly! We had so many compliments on the food and on our cocktail hour food selection as well. I can't think of one negative thing to say...it was all perfect...even the pre-wedding planning and meetings - Doug (the owner) was super helpful and helped us to decide what exactly we wanted with still staying in our budget! D.J.'s is awesome!! Totally would recommend them!!!
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DJ's California Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words! I am so glad we were able to make your day extra special! Congrats! Best, Doug
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I would suggest DJ's Catering to every bride!! Doug was incredibly professional, very sweet, and so easy to work with. His staff was efficient and sweet, and the food went off without a hitch! I had several people tell me the food was the best they had ever had at a wedding, and I had to agree. The staff walked around with water and lemonade to serve as guests were walking in with no extra charge, they helped us light candles for free, and extended themselves in every way to make sure the wedding was beautiful. The wedding service was amazing, but even more than that was how DJ's treated my family after the wedding. All of the cloth napkins belonging to my wedding venue were lost somehow in the cleanup, and it was going to cost my parents a decent amount of money. Doug went above and beyond what he was expected to do, and paid for the cost out of pocket. Overall, the quality was outstanding, and I would gladly use this company again for any future catering events.
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DJ's California Catering responded with the following comments:

Again, my apologies for the lost napkins and it was my duty to replace them :) Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us and congrats to you both! Best, Doug
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Laura
Wedding:
5/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Everyone at DJ Catering was awesome!! The booking was soooo easy! They gave me so many options and let me add and delete anything I wanted! They were able to accommodate a quick turnover from ceremony to reception both taking place in a barn. The food was fantastic! All I heard all night was that the staff was really nice and the food was great! They were even able to make a special plate for my mother-in-law, who has food allergies. So great! They made our wedding day very special!
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
DJ's California Catering responded with the following comments:

The ceremony and reception in the barn was absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for your wonderful words! The pictures came out beautifully! I have contacted your photographer for prints! Best, Doug
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Whitney
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Our original catering plan fell through, so I rushed to find a suitable caterer. Our venue suggested DJ's California Catering and it ended up working so perfectly! They had a lot of menu options, but we were looking for something casual and affordable, so we went with a buffet BBQ option with tri-tip and chicken. They also provided a simple appetizer option (bread, cheese, fruit), bar service (we provided alcohol), and servers for the whole evening. It was really easy to order and make adjustments up to the week before the event. They were great about knowing the venue and what we needed in terms of supplies to make it all come together. The servers and bartenders were friendly and professional and especially made sure me and my husband got our food and drinks throughout the night. We got lots of comments from our guests on how good the food was, especially the tri-tip and the mac&cheese. I would definitely recommend their catering services!
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DJ's California Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, Whitney! It was an absolute pleasure to cater your wedding! My staff truly enjoyed your family and appreciated your review!
Congrats on your new marriage and we hope to work with you again in the near future! Best, Doug
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Angela
Wedding:
9/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Our food was amazing and multiple people went back for seconds...especially for the mac and cheese! The table cloths and set up were perfect too! Thank you!
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DJ's California Catering responded with the following comments:

The mac & cheese is ALWAYS a favorite, even of mine! Thank you so much, it is so nice to hear from my brides! Best, Doug
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Sara
Wedding:
9/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Fantastic! My husband and I can not say enough about DJ's. We used them for our September wedding & everything with them from the first email to the first visit to the day of, was done professionally and perfectly.

When you first walk into the office you are a bit taken aback, it is small & there is stuff everywhere! But John had our quote and a computer where we could look at pictures. He had all of the linen swatches & chair types....everything you would want to look at to make your decisions easier. About a month later my mother and I were at a bridal show in WLV, John was there along with the owner Doug. John remembered us (I know he meets dozens of people a day) and introduced us to Doug. We were also able to try some of the food & meet some of the staff. Food was fabulous & the staff was great, and funny!

As we were having our ceremony at a private residence we requested to have a meeting with somebody from DJ's about a month prior to the ceremony. They gladly set up an appointment. Doug, the owner, showed up. He was a font of information and insight. We had a few ideas on staging & set up, he gave us some advice and opinions. We made a few changes to where things were to be set up.....these changes made a HUGE difference the day of and really made things better.

The day before the wedding they delivered the tables & chairs (which we loved as we set up some chairs around the gazebo to get an idea of what it would look like). On the day of, they showed up exactly on time & got to work. I left a few notes with my husband and they had everything set up in no time. When I walked out it was so beautiful! Better than I had imagined it would be!

We decided to go with the Luau themed meal; Kalua (shredded) pork, teriyaki chicken, steamed vegetables, jasmine rice & Hawaiian sweet bread. It was awesome! I am still hearing from people on how good the food was! We aimed to have the whole party shut down by 10 with clean-up done by 10:30. At about
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Mark
Wedding:
9/9/2012
5.0/5.0
DJ's Catering was amazing. From the moment we contacted DJ's, their President Doug helped us in every facet from stat to finish. Doug was a great resource not only for catering but many other aspects of the wedding such as rentals, logistics etc. Doug was very thorough, responsive and flexible. Doug answered all of our many questions (and many iterations of our menu) and was great to work with.

As for the wedding day; everything was great. Doug's staff was conscientious and very hard working. Many times throughout the night they checked on the both of us to see if we needed anything. The whole staff was great. The whole wedding including the rentals and set up went off without a hitch.

And the food was killer. We were a little nervous because we didn't d a tasting but everything was amazing. We did the California Grill buffet with Tri-tip and Herb chicken breast. For side we did the pasta and red potatoes. Everything was insanely good...we received so many comments throughout the night on how good everything tasted.

We would highly recommend DJ's Catering!

Mark & Mel
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Stacy
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding in Santa Barbara and called every catering company around. No one could provide what we needed within our budget. We were getting worried we wouldn't be able to have our wedding where we wanted. Then we found DJ's. They were incredible! Everyone raved about how good the food was. They set up everything beautifully, and were very accommodating to what we wanted. We had to plan the wedding from out of state so everything was done by phone and e-mail. I was nervous at first but when we met with them the day before the wedding, they had everything organized and it all looked amazing. I would HIGHLY recommend them!
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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angelakes
Wedding:
5/25/2012
5.0/5.0
DJ's Catering did an awesome job of catering our wedding. Not only do they have great food. But included in the cost is chairs, tables, linens, place setting, dance floor, etc. Everything for our wedding was handled with this one vendor. Two appointments with them and they took care of everything else. Doug and his team are amazing. We were really blessed to have great vendors for our wedding!!! Doug and DJ's California Catering we will always remember how you helped to make our perfect day, PERFECT!!!
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Nicole
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Doug and John with DJ's Catering were absolutely wonderful! They were the contracted catering company with my venue which made me a bit nervous to not have "options". How wrong I was! They were absolutely awesome! The wedding was delicious and our guests are still talking about it. What absolutely amazed me was that Doug was my main point of contact, but on wedding day, Doug wasn't there, just his staff and they ran it PERFECTLY! Doug was so patient with my thousands of emails and questions and requests. This company is a bride's dream! Book them and you will not regret it! They have 5 stars on here for a reason! :)
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Pricilla
Wedding:
5/6/2012
5.0/5.0
DJ's was amazing. They are the contracted caterer with the venue we chose, so we didn't really have a choice, but any time I mentioned who our caterer was, we heard nothing but great things. Doug is so patient, and so great to work with. He always responded to my emails in a timely manner and kept providing me with new quotes anything I wanted to change anything. The tasting was great and when I asked if I could swap out one meat for another, he had no problem doing that, for a small price of course, but I was expecting that they wouldn't let us swap anything out. He also made suggestions after hearing our ideas and he totally made our day great. Our guests are still raving about how great the food was. We also used DJ's to rent tables and chairs for our rehearsal dinner and got really great prices on that, they delivered them the day before and picked them up the next business day. The servers were also wonderful as they served us first, but then we went to do the first dance so when we got back to our food they came around to ask if we wanted them to make us fresh plates. We will definitely do business with DJ's again.
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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kmcnapa
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Amazing food experience! We come from a background of fabulous cooks and chefs in our family, so Doug the owner had a tough bride and groom client on his hands. I absolutely wanted a family style dinner and DJ's California Catering made our catering experience beyond spectacular. All our guests loved the food and drinks. I received so many compliments on the food experience from all our guests. We highly recommend doing a family style dinner with DJ's California Catering!
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Athena171
Wedding:
4/29/2012
5.0/5.0
We used DJ's this past weekend for our rehearsal dinner, wedding and brunch the morning after. I got the referral for owner Doug from my mom's company who used them constantly and has for years. I can't say enough great things about Doug, his team and his food. They were amazing. Always on time, friendly and executed everything perfectly. For the rehearsal dinner we did his eclectic buffet menu for 17 people:

Shrimp cocktail- fantastic fresh shrimp
pasta- great texture and flavor
mini quiche- OMG so good! I could eat these by the bucket at the movies- Doug needs to work on a mass production of these bad boys
cheese spread- so much cheese we still have about 6 pounds left
cornbread (I added this)- so moist and dense I ate them all morning the day of my wedding along with the honey butter he provided
mixed fruit- fresh and flavorful
Hot crab dip- warm, creamy, gooey- just fill a tub and throw me in!
dessert bars- brownies, lemon bars, etc- all good and fresh

Wedding dinner:
tri-tip- amazingly good even reheated in the microwave and with no sauce on it!
roasted potatoes- love these!
Caesar salad- fresh and crisp
focaccia bread- he makes this daily and it is AMAZING
chicken parm.- huge portions, great diced tomato topping. Looking forward to covering it in extra cheese and turning these into sandwiches!
penne pasta in pink sauce- great creamy sauce, been eating it with every meal since
roasted vegetables medley- impressively good texture considering everything is cooked hours before you eat it

brunch the morning after:
continental- muffins, croissants, danish, etc with butter, cream cheese, jellys- all good
coffee bar- yum!
eggs- I'm not an egg fan but these were good
bacon- fantastic! Not too crispy just the way I like it
sausage- all not a fan of sausage but these were also good

His entire staff was extremely sweet and helpful. They had no problem changing things around every time I changed my mind about start times for meals. Jessie, our coordinator, was fantastic and easy to work with.

Pricing was more than reasonable too- no overcharging for "wedding" food here! Doug was incredibly fast responding to emails and changing quotes every time I added things. I also added more heat lamps the day before with no problem.

I would recommend this caterer all day long!
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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SeaHeartsSea
Wedding:
10/7/2011
5.0/5.0
You were lifesavers!!! We wanted a simple wedding with good food and we got a beautiful wedding with amazing food thanks to DJ's! Our guests RAVED about the food and my coordinator was grateful for DJ's rental services. They were clean, punctual and very affordable with unbeatable quality. Thanks for dealing with our last minute planning and unorganized selves...The wedding was perfect beyond imagination!
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Sheila
Wedding:
12/3/2006
5.0/5.0
I had a great experience with DJs Catering and highly recommend them. We had about 90 guests at our wedding and didn't have much to spend on catering. We were highly let down with most caterers that charged ridiculous prices for food especially alcohol and bar service. I wanted my guests to be well fed and have a great time so it really helped having a caterer that was able to provide us with what we needed:

1. Food tasted great!
2. We were able to supply our guests with a full bar by bringing our own alcohol
3. We were able to complement the menu by bringing our own desserts (my husband is a pastry chef)
4. Friendly, efficient staff
5. And of course - they were affordable and will work with you to create a menu that would fit your budget
Services Used: Catering
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Mrs. Hauser
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
A rating of "5" is not enough for how good DJ's is. I first spoke with DJ's because they were the only caterer that my reception site worked with. I was a little nervous that if I didn't like them, I wouldn't be able to have the reception at the Camarillo Library. After reading the reviews and meeting with Doug, I was no longer nervous - I knew they were going to be great. I told Doug my budget right from the beginning and he put together a great menu that fit right in. I never felt pressured to spend more money with him and I found that all of the suggestions that he offered always kept my budget in mind - which I very much appreciated. The food at the wedding was OUTSTANDING ... I had some very picky eaters at the wedding and I saw several of them going back up for seconds, a true testament to the quality of the food. Jessie was our contact during the reception and she made sure that both myself and my husband had a plateful of appetizers waiting for us at the table and she personally served us a sample of every type of food we had selected while we visited with our guests. At the end of the evening they even offered us the extra food, which even a week later tastes amazing out of the freezer. My only wish is that they had a restaurant that I could go to and have some more of their food ... I am still craving the pasta that they served us :) This is the company to work with if you want the best value for your money, if you want to work with somebody who is professional and if you want a meal that your guests will still be talking about weeks later.
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Nadia
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Doug & John were very helpful to accommodate my requests and answered all my questions. On the wedding day, all guests complimented how yummy the food was. The hors d'oeuvre were soo delicious. The whole staff on the wedding day was wonderful. The bartenders were great too!! All guests had a good time with food & drinks! Highly recommended. Thank you Doug & John!
Services Used: Catering
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Shauna
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
DJ's did a wonderful job! I had to do all of my coordination over email and they were very quick to respond to all of my questions.
The food was absolutely amazing. The steak was probably my favorite. We are still receiving compliments from our friends and family. And the service was top notch! While we were off taking pictures they served us appetizers and during the receptions they served myself and the groom even though it was a buffet dinner. The bartender also made me an iced tea even though it wasn't one of the drinks behind the bar.
I would hire them again for any special occasion!
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Talley
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Delicious food - most people ordered the filet mignon. You would never had guessed it was catered. Fresh bread (and I'm really picky about bread being crusty on the outside and soft on the inside). No cake cutting fees, many colors for napkins and tablecloth. We brought our own homebrew and still kept with the beer and signature drink selection. Although this was far and beyond our largest expense for the wedding, it was all well-worth it. Great value, professional service and genuine desire to make your day amazing and stress-less.

Also, they were able to come up with "gluten-free" alternatives for a couple gluten sensitive family members - how incredible!
The only thing I'd change is to have a larger chair selection. We decided to upgrade with Classic Party Rentals' Chameleon chairs ($12/chair) to dress up our overall feel and make for more comfortable seating. --> Doesn't take away from the overall quality, value and flexibility of DJ's though - they were incredible!
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Excellent caterer. They went above and beyond what I paid for (which was a total steal) I got to customize my dishes and even though I did a buffet style they still went out of their way to personally serve us. Everything looked beautiful and tasted even better!
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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mschuller
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Hands down DJ's Catering is the best! Doug took what was a tricky property for our wedding reception and made it seem easy. Their service was excellent, and they were extremely flexible and responsive to our last minute changes. I had so much confidence in their work, I used them for our rehearsal dinner as well. Best of all, the food was excellent too.
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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DSauter
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Doug Biggs and his team at DJs was the BEST! Even though they were located an hour away from where we live, they were so helpful! We rented all of our tables, chairs, dinnerware, glassware and staffing from DJs. Doug was always very flexible with changes- even up to the day before the wedding! The staff was professional and always very courteous. The food was outstanding too! We all were very happy at the end of the night. I would HIGHLY recommend them!
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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MissLissa
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
DJ’s Catering did an incredible job. They took care of our food and rentals. The set up and the clean up ran smoothly. The staff was incredibly friendly and went beyond their job descriptions to help set up. Our guests raved about the food and the staff provided excellent service. Their prices are fantastic. Without a doubt, a great choice!
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Alisa
Wedding:
7/4/2010
5.0/5.0
DJs Catering was truly Outstanding in every way from start to finish. I have absolutely no complaints. Doug was so easy to work with--professional, kind, and easy going. He was extremely responsive and helpful and always got back to me immediately whenever I had any questions. He was accessible and was happy to set up an appointment to meet with us before we put down our deposit. They were great with menu changes and great with working within our budget. I loved that they allowed us to provide our own alcohol for the bar--and Doug helped us with a shopping list so we knew what to purchase. They truly made our planning process effortless.

And on our wedding day--oh my goodness--far exceeded our expectations. The staff was WONDERFUL!! Truly--every single one of the service staff were top notch. Our guests raved about our bartender--they loved him and he truly added to the fun summer celebration we had going on! They had one person make sure to find us while we were taking photos during our cocktail hour so that we got to taste our appetizers(and she had to trek pretty far to track us down) Every person working was outgoing, courteous, professional. And I used to work in the business so I know--the staff were the best of the best! And the food of course was DELICIOUS, the quality, outstanding, and the cost definitely reasonable and worth it!! People are still talking about the cornbread they served(which unfortunately I forgot to try). The meat was cooked perfectly--we had it cooked on site and it was tender and yummy. The chicken was moist and flavorful. The vegetables were amazing--I have never had asparagus that good. Cooked perfectly! Everything was so tasty-- we were incredibly pleased. And we had plenty of food and even some leftovers we got to enjoy the next few days!

We talked to quite a few different caterers and we are so pleased we went with DJs. They truly did an exceptional job with both the food and the service. We are very grateful!
Services Used: Catering
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Megan and Peter
Wedding:
6/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Doug and everyone at DJ's took care of us so well! From the tasting to the reception, the food quality was supreme. The hors d'oeuvres were simple, fresh and delicious and the dinner was a huge hit. People were practically licking their plates!
Services Used: Catering
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Sfriedrichsen
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Very yummy and professional!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Doug at DJ's Catering was very helpful in answering any questions I had until just days before the wedding, and his answers were very clear and concise. The food was delicious, the staff was very quick and efficient at serving and cleaning, and the reception room was more beautiful than I could have imagined! I couldn't have asked for a better experience.

Thank you Doug and DJ's!
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
DJ's catering was very professional throughout. Their food was pretty good using fresh ingredients, and they were flexible regarding us adding an extra dish and coming up with our alcoholic menu. They were also very good with setting up the chairs for our outdoor ceremony and thereafter moving those same chairs to the adjacent indoor reception in record time.
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Christine
Wedding:
4/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Everyone we worked with at Putting on The DJ's California Catering was extremely professional and helpful. The food was outstanding! Any event I have ever been to where Putting on the Ritz is catering has always been delicious. Always friendly and consistent. They have a good selection to fit any style wedding.
Services Used: Catering
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Julia
Wedding:
11/13/2009
5.0/5.0
Food was one place my husband and I weren?t willing to skip. Our ceremony took place in Santa Barbara and I did my due diligence and researched the local wedding blogs and websites and came up with three potential catering companies: one low priced, one mid-priced and one high-priced. One activity you don't want to skip is food tasting. Pure Joy, the high priced vendor was very pulled together, but their food was was horrible. It was very bland and completely disappointing. The mid-priced vendor, Lorraine Lim, was unprepared for our meeting. They were completely over-booked and my ?tasting? was a sit-down conversation with a part-time assistant, who happened to have all three of her kids in-tow.

After tasting at the to catering companies in Santa Barbara, we ventured to Ventura to sit down with Doug Biggs of DJ's Catering. Located about 45 minutes South of Santa Barbara, DJ?s Catering is a bit off the beaten path, but delivered exactly what we were looking for- an AMAZING meal that left people wanting to lick their plates clean at an incredible price. What?s more is that they automatically included gratuity and offered a 10% military discount (my husband is active duty) off the total cost of the catering- including dance floor, speaker rental, and set up. The food was literally some of the best food I have ever tasted. We actually requested the recipe for the Pasta Porcini because we loved it so much and I had 12 separate guests ask if I could get the recipe.

Again, my husband and I are completely foodies and we were more than willing to shell out big-bucks for a great meal. For those of you thinking about destination weddings think big, in terms of radius for your vendors. Had I limited my search to Santa Barbara caterers, I would have paid at least 25% more and sacrificed verifiable quality. Instead, I found an amazing caterer at an amazing price.
Services Used: Catering
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shellebelle22
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
DJ's Catering was wonderful! I really wanted an authentic taco bar and so many other caterers proposed a glitzy taco bar at astronomical prices. DJ's provided the menu my husband and I really wanted and a very reasonable price. Their wait staff was so professional and friendly.
The tables and chairs provided by my venue were unacceptable. DJ's quickly arranged for new tables and chairs to be delivered to my wedding site at the last minute. Yay!
My entire experience with DJ's was wonderful!
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Heidi
Wedding:
6/13/2009
5.0/5.0
Our graduation day from UCSB was perfect. Everything looked exactly how I imagined it and I owe it all to Doug and his wonderful staff. Martine and his staff were amazing! I don't think things would have went as smoothly without him.

I received so many complements about how beautiful everything looked and tasted. Some people even said they think it was the best event they have been to!!!

I would recommend this DJ'S California to anyone...they are truly AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for everything...
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Invitations
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Adrianna
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
AWESOME! We saw them in action at one of our groomsmans weddings...did get a quote from another caterer- and it was twice the amount of DJs. My mother in law- who did not want to have to do any work, was utterly amazed at the professionalism and attention to detail that DJs provided the day of the wedding.
Needless to say- everyone loved our food. My husband is a big guy, and not a fan of plated meals..we had a buffet and guests were able to go for seconds. We were also able to have an open bar( we provided our booze) and DJ provided a great bartender! Seriously...look no further then DJs catering!
Services Used: Catering
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Mary
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
DJ's California Catering is an excellent vendor! Doug helped us prepare everything from the menu to the type of rentals we needed. He was able to deliver on everything we asked for and was very flexible anytime we had changes to the menu/rentals. We even had to change our reception location just a couple months before the wedding, and it was no problem for them. John met with us at the reception location to plan out where everything would go and all his suggestions were very helpful. Although my husband I didn't get to interact with the staff much during the reception, we knew they did an excellent job... when we walked in for the grand entrance, everything was PERFECT (they also helped with the setup of some of the decorations)! And everyone that I spoke with said the food was excellent. We did it buffet style and almost everyone went back for seconds! I highly recommend using DJ's. We live in San Diego, but if we lived in the Santa Barbara/Ventura area, I would use DJ's over and over again for any event! Thank you, DJ's for a wonderful reception!
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Catlin
Wedding:
4/25/2009
5.0/5.0
OMG! DJ's Catering was so good, the food was out of this world. My family and guest loved it! The helped me plan everything. Even things they don't do. They referred me to the best vendors in Ventura County. John was amazingly helpful in planning the menu and table dressing! They had everything including a dance floor! I can't say enough positive things about my experience with Doug & John ant DJ's Catering!

Caitlin
Services Used: Catering
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200yearoldveil
Wedding:
9/22/2007
5.0/5.0
These people are amazing. The helped me with the planning in the months leading up to the wedding, and then the night of the wedding we barely saw them, but everything got done without ever bothering the wedding party. Absolutely the best, pricing was great, everyone LOVED them!
Services Used: Catering
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jracusin
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
I used DJ's catering for my beach wedding and could not have been happier with their service. The food was absolutely delicious (that was a BIG deal for us) and our guests are still talking about how good everything was. We also rented our tables and linens from them. Our coordinator handled everything and helped the day flow smoothly. Doug was wonderful to work with and very flexible, I could change things up until the day before the wedding. I would highly recommend this company to anyone. I only wish I lived closer to Oxnard so I could use them for future events.
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
What a pleasure it has been to work with Dj's. They are a full service catering company and will take care of all of your needs, just ask Doug. I can't rave enough about their food, service and staff. The food is better than anything I have ever had. I highly recommend the tri tip and artichoke chicken!
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Michael
Wedding:
9/4/2011
4.8/5.0
With our choice of venue we didn't have a choice of caterers. It was go with these guys or have no food so obviously we were a bit concerned. When we did the tasting we were sold. I looked at my bride and said "if the food is 1/2 as good as it is here, people will love it".

It was better than 1/2 as good I assure you. Our guests loved it, they did a great job of meeting our special needs guests and some people have come up to us months later stating how much they enjoyed the food.
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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stefani
Wedding:
7/21/2013
4.7/5.0
Dj's food is absolutely fabulous. I was shocked by how much I loved it, and wish that I was able to go eat their food more often! The service throughout the wedding was amazing. After the ceremony I was starving and the staff brought appetizers over to me and were so sweet! John was extremely helpful throughout the planning and worked with me when we changed the final count about 50 times! He was very nice, as was Doug. The are a little pricey, which was my only problem with them, but we definitely got what we paid for- excellence!
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Summer
Wedding:
10/2/2010
4.7/5.0
DJ's was, overall, a great company to work with. All the guests really enjoyed the food, and the staff was very friendly and did everything asked of them. It was great to have one verndor for everything : the food, tables, linens, servers, etc. My only complaints were that the week of the wedding, the person who had been working on all the details with us went on vacation, and never mentioned to us that we would have to be dealing with someone else. Thus there were a few miscommunications and that was frustrating, having to go over details that we thought had already been solidified. Aside from that, they were very flexible and allowed me to make changes and often as I needed to without hastle. I would definitely recommend them to others.
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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benitaj33
Wedding:
1/13/2010
4.6/5.0
i owe them an absolute thanx for the wonderful job they played at catering my wedding. the food was so delicious that i begged for more. my guests also provided many positive comments on how delictable the food was. Super awesome Catering Service! highly reccomend.
Services Used: Catering
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EPicks
Wedding:
12/6/2008
4.6/5.0
Yummy
Services Used: Catering
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JennaFante
Wedding:
7/19/2008
4.4/5.0
DJ's had great food and service day of the wedding. They are a little bit difficult to get a hold of and are not completely flexible when asked to change some elements of the catering package. On the whole they provided great service.
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
DJ's California Catering responded with the following comments:

We are available by phone in our office Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. On evenings and weekends, the office is closed but we have a 24 hour answering service with paging capability to answer any emergencies or last minute questions.
Generally we are extremely flexible with all aspects of events and are often complimented on this. However, our contract with the wedding venue for your reception limited our flexibility somewhat in this case. I'm glad you enjoyed our food and services overall.

Doug

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