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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
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
DJ's catering is awesome! Words can not express how great the service I received from them. I live in Canada and had a wedding in Malibu, so 95% of my interactions with DJ's was via email and phone. Doug, who was our main contact in planning everything, was available at any time, and replied to emails within minutes. He talked us through the details several times to ensure we were comfortable with everything we had questions about. At our wedding, the food and service was excellent! They served welcome drinks, hosted our bar, set up a dinner buffet, cut and served wedding cake, poured wine during dinner, and also served late night snacks. We had ALL of our guests compliment how juicy the chicken was, how delicious the sauces were, how fresh the salad was, and how professional and friendly the servers were. Moreover, the servers helped us to host our guests. They always made sure everyone had a drink in hand and helped us coordinate the night to ensure everything went smoothly! We had a blast with them, they added in making our evening quite enjoyable. Overall, I would highly recommend DJ's Catering to anyone looking for good food, fun, and awesome service! If I could host another event in So. Cal, I wouldn't go anywhere else!
DJ's catering is awesome! Words can not express how great the service I received from them. I live in Canada and had a Read more...
DJ's catering is awesome! Words can not express how great the service I received from them. I live in Canada and had a wedding in Malibu, so 95% of my interactions with DJ's was via email and phone. Doug, who was our main contact in planning everything, was available at any time, and replied to emails within minutes. He talked us through the details several times to ensure we were comfortable with everything we had questions about. At our wedding, the food and service was excellent! They served welcome drinks, hosted our bar, set up a dinner buffet, cut and served wedding cake, poured wine during dinner, and also served late night snacks. We had ALL of our guests compliment how juicy the chicken was, how delicious the sauces were, how fresh the salad was, and how professional and friendly the servers were. Moreover, the servers helped us to host our guests. They always made sure everyone had a drink in hand and helped us coordinate the night to ensure everything went smoothly! We had a blast with them, they added in making our evening quite enjoyable. Overall, I would highly recommend DJ's Catering to anyone looking for good food, fun, and awesome service! If I could host another event in So. Cal, I wouldn't go anywhere else! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We highly recommend DJs California Catering for your wedding caterer! First and foremost, Doug, the owner, is extremely kind, helpful, and flexible. He was willing to change our menu over and over again when we couldn't make up our mind, and offered helpful suggestions to keep our changes within budget. As for budget, his prices were extremely fair, far more fair than over a dozen other caterers in the LA area we contacted, tasted, and considered that claimed to be within the same price range. Doug didn't hide any fees, and his first quote was within the same range as the final price we paid. His food was excellent! We received compliments throughout the night on the food, even from friends that came that are chefs. His table display and presentation was beautiful and exactly as described, and the quality of the food was exceptional. As a side note, he offered endless options for food ideas, and was also willing to make whatever we wanted. Prior to the wedding, I read countless reviews that said that his macaroni and cheese was phenomenal. However, I was insistent on not having mac and cheese at our wedding, because it was too informal. So, Doug worked with us and came up with the idea to put mac and cheese (its a white, not yellow, sauce) and in filo cups and bake the cheese on top as an appetizer. They were beyond delicious, and we received countless compliments that evening and requests for more at dinner. His servers were all extremely kind and had excellent attention to detail. They arrived on time, cleaned up as planned, and were all extremely professional. Overall, we cannot say enough good things about DJs!
We highly recommend DJs California Catering for your wedding caterer! First and foremost, Doug, the owner, is extremely Read more...
We highly recommend DJs California Catering for your wedding caterer! First and foremost, Doug, the owner, is extremely kind, helpful, and flexible. He was willing to change our menu over and over again when we couldn't make up our mind, and offered helpful suggestions to keep our changes within budget. As for budget, his prices were extremely fair, far more fair than over a dozen other caterers in the LA area we contacted, tasted, and considered that claimed to be within the same price range. Doug didn't hide any fees, and his first quote was within the same range as the final price we paid. His food was excellent! We received compliments throughout the night on the food, even from friends that came that are chefs. His table display and presentation was beautiful and exactly as described, and the quality of the food was exceptional. As a side note, he offered endless options for food ideas, and was also willing to make whatever we wanted. Prior to the wedding, I read countless reviews that said that his macaroni and cheese was phenomenal. However, I was insistent on not having mac and cheese at our wedding, because it was too informal. So, Doug worked with us and came up with the idea to put mac and cheese (its a white, not yellow, sauce) and in filo cups and bake the cheese on top as an appetizer. They were beyond delicious, and we received countless compliments that evening and requests for more at dinner. His servers were all extremely kind and had excellent attention to detail. They arrived on time, cleaned up as planned, and were all extremely professional. Overall, we cannot say enough good things about DJs! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Food was excellent. Got many compliments on the food. Staffing was excellent. Very organized. Would recommend to friends.
Food was excellent. Got many compliments on the food. Staffing was excellent. Very organized. Would recommend to friends.
Food was excellent. Got many compliments on the food. Staffing was excellent. Very organized. Would recommend to friends. Read less
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Wedding:
3/28/2015
5.0/5.0
DJ’s Catering was one of the best decisions we made in all of our wedding planning. They are courteous, priced well, communicative, and above all, professional.

We had a hellish time trying to find a caterer in the Santa Barbara area that would meet our budget and give us that “warm and fuzzy feeling” that you should get when talking with vendors. We finally contacted DJ’s and from our first conversation with Doug realized we wanted them to cater our wedding.

They worked within our budget (actually came in under our budget) by making cuts that we requested and by pricing everything fairly. They even put together a tasting for my wife and I (and her parents) at their offices, which was excellent customer service. At our wedding, Jessie, the team supervisor, did an amazing job and everything went off without a hitch. The food tasted exactly like what they fed us at the tasting and all of our guests said it was perfect. They even brought out appetizers and ice water to us when we were outside having our photos taken. They cleaned everything up and boxed up left over alcohol and food. Very efficient yet unobtrusive. They really went above and beyond to make our wedding excellent. We could not have asked for anything better.

The highest praise I can give is by saying that DJ’s could probably charge more for their services or cut cost to maximize their profits. But they don’t. They are professionals who excel at what they do. Book DJ’s with confidence.
DJ’s Catering was one of the best decisions we made in all of our wedding planning. They are courteous, priced well, Read more...
DJ’s Catering was one of the best decisions we made in all of our wedding planning. They are courteous, priced well, communicative, and above all, professional.

We had a hellish time trying to find a caterer in the Santa Barbara area that would meet our budget and give us that “warm and fuzzy feeling” that you should get when talking with vendors. We finally contacted DJ’s and from our first conversation with Doug realized we wanted them to cater our wedding.

They worked within our budget (actually came in under our budget) by making cuts that we requested and by pricing everything fairly. They even put together a tasting for my wife and I (and her parents) at their offices, which was excellent customer service. At our wedding, Jessie, the team supervisor, did an amazing job and everything went off without a hitch. The food tasted exactly like what they fed us at the tasting and all of our guests said it was perfect. They even brought out appetizers and ice water to us when we were outside having our photos taken. They cleaned everything up and boxed up left over alcohol and food. Very efficient yet unobtrusive. They really went above and beyond to make our wedding excellent. We could not have asked for anything better.

The highest praise I can give is by saying that DJ’s could probably charge more for their services or cut cost to maximize their profits. But they don’t. They are professionals who excel at what they do. Book DJ’s with confidence. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have asked for a better experience with DJ's Catering. We met with 3 other caterers, and it was a clear choice for us after meeting with Doug. We learned very quickly that most caterers can be pretty strict with their rules, and what we wanted and needed was a company that would be flexible and be willing to do whatever it took to meet our requests. We had a tight budget, and a specific vision for how we wanted our wedding day to be. Doug worked with us on where we could cut costs, was open to our unique ideas, and was always available for questions or concerns. Other places just flat out told us "no" to our requests, and Doug's response was always either "sure", or "let's see what we can do". THAT is worth gold. It was very clear that his mission was to make us happy, not force us to use their services for things we didn't need or want, just to spike up the bill. On the day of the wedding, I barely noticed the staff- which is an upmost compliment. Their service, set up, and tear down, was seamless- and my husband, guests, and I were able to just enjoy the evening. I always felt taken care of, but not bombarded. The food was delicious (who WOULDN'T want mac and cheese on their wedding night?! So good!), and we were able to customize things to our tastes (even down to the presentation of the salad). I had supplemented some of the flatware with my own collection of mismatched forks and knives, and they were rinsed and cleaned by the staff...even though I specifically said to just dump all of the used flatware into a bucket or box for me to clean later. A slight communication error did occur in regards to some wine being opened and not used, and Doug, without any hesitation offered to reimburse us even though it wasn't technically anyone's fault. Incredible, right? If you're looking for a caterer and rental company that is reliable, honest, customizable, and willing to do whatever it takes to make your vision a reality- you truly have to look no further.
I couldn't have asked for a better experience with DJ's Catering. We met with 3 other caterers, and it was a clear choice Read more...
I couldn't have asked for a better experience with DJ's Catering. We met with 3 other caterers, and it was a clear choice for us after meeting with Doug. We learned very quickly that most caterers can be pretty strict with their rules, and what we wanted and needed was a company that would be flexible and be willing to do whatever it took to meet our requests. We had a tight budget, and a specific vision for how we wanted our wedding day to be. Doug worked with us on where we could cut costs, was open to our unique ideas, and was always available for questions or concerns. Other places just flat out told us "no" to our requests, and Doug's response was always either "sure", or "let's see what we can do". THAT is worth gold. It was very clear that his mission was to make us happy, not force us to use their services for things we didn't need or want, just to spike up the bill. On the day of the wedding, I barely noticed the staff- which is an upmost compliment. Their service, set up, and tear down, was seamless- and my husband, guests, and I were able to just enjoy the evening. I always felt taken care of, but not bombarded. The food was delicious (who WOULDN'T want mac and cheese on their wedding night?! So good!), and we were able to customize things to our tastes (even down to the presentation of the salad). I had supplemented some of the flatware with my own collection of mismatched forks and knives, and they were rinsed and cleaned by the staff...even though I specifically said to just dump all of the used flatware into a bucket or box for me to clean later. A slight communication error did occur in regards to some wine being opened and not used, and Doug, without any hesitation offered to reimburse us even though it wasn't technically anyone's fault. Incredible, right? If you're looking for a caterer and rental company that is reliable, honest, customizable, and willing to do whatever it takes to make your vision a reality- you truly have to look no further. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
DJ's catering is the best! Working with Doug made everything run so smooth. I sent numerous emails with all kinds of crazy questions and Doug was very patient and responsive. The staff was very professional the day of our wedding. The food was amazing! We got tons of compliments
DJ's catering is the best! Working with Doug made everything run so smooth. I sent numerous emails with all kinds of crazy Read more...
DJ's catering is the best! Working with Doug made everything run so smooth. I sent numerous emails with all kinds of crazy questions and Doug was very patient and responsive. The staff was very professional the day of our wedding. The food was amazing! We got tons of compliments Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
From start to finish, DJs was great to work with! They were very organized and professional every step of the way and the food is delicious!! We held a reception in my parent's backyard and they were happy to come out and figure out a layout, set everything up, provide food of course, and were there for our every need the day of the event. I would highly recommend them to anyone for any event!
From start to finish, DJs was great to work with! They were very organized and professional every step of the way and the Read more...
From start to finish, DJs was great to work with! They were very organized and professional every step of the way and the food is delicious!! We held a reception in my parent's backyard and they were happy to come out and figure out a layout, set everything up, provide food of course, and were there for our every need the day of the event. I would highly recommend them to anyone for any event! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Pat
Wedding:
9/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Wonderful food but just as important, the entire set up was beautiful, just what the bride wanted. The fact that DJ's handled everything made it so easy on us. No prep, no dishes, nothing to do but enjoy.
Wonderful food but just as important, the entire set up was beautiful, just what the bride wanted. The fact that DJ's Read more...
Wonderful food but just as important, the entire set up was beautiful, just what the bride wanted. The fact that DJ's handled everything made it so easy on us. No prep, no dishes, nothing to do but enjoy. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Rebecca
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Thank you Doug ... Doug at DJ Catering was responsive and extremely helpful from the very beginning of the process of planning my daughter's wedding. My daughter lives in Dallas, Texas so the catering plan from Dallas to Ventura to Santa Barbara was an intricate one. Doug was so accommodating and understanding of all of our requests and concerns. Doug was quick to answer our many questions by email and was available by phone as well. Doug "got" the vision of the wedding my daughter was attempting to create and helped her immeasurably in that effort. Doug was able (and willing) to draw multiple renderings of the reception site for desired placement of tables and other attendant concerns. The setting of the tables was as we had requested. We had multiple comments about how good the food was, the timeliness of service and the quality of the servers. Many guests complimented us on the excellence of the wait staff. Thank you Doug (so much) for such great food and great service on this special night of our daughter's wedding !
Thank you Doug ... Doug at DJ Catering was responsive and extremely helpful from the very beginning of the process of Read more...
Thank you Doug ... Doug at DJ Catering was responsive and extremely helpful from the very beginning of the process of planning my daughter's wedding. My daughter lives in Dallas, Texas so the catering plan from Dallas to Ventura to Santa Barbara was an intricate one. Doug was so accommodating and understanding of all of our requests and concerns. Doug was quick to answer our many questions by email and was available by phone as well. Doug "got" the vision of the wedding my daughter was attempting to create and helped her immeasurably in that effort. Doug was able (and willing) to draw multiple renderings of the reception site for desired placement of tables and other attendant concerns. The setting of the tables was as we had requested. We had multiple comments about how good the food was, the timeliness of service and the quality of the servers. Many guests complimented us on the excellence of the wait staff. Thank you Doug (so much) for such great food and great service on this special night of our daughter's wedding ! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths

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