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Five Star Catering

Watsonville , CA
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121 Martinelli St
Watsonville, CA US 95076 (map)

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ABOUT US

Five Star Catering offers specially discounted Wedding Packages that include affordably elegant menus - from the casual to the sublime! We specialize in weddings, and are well known for... Read more
Five Star Catering offers specially discounted Wedding Packages that include affordably elegant menus - from the casual to the sublime! We specialize in weddings, and are well known for exceptional food & gracious service from the first inquiry to the day of your special celebration. We publish our menus & pricing on our website to make your decision making easier. No hidden extra charges, just extraordinary services customized to your vision & budget. If you're looking for a caterer who'll fulfill your hopes & has the integrity & reliability for superior performance, give us a call or visit our website. We also have two exclusive halls (Watsonville & Santa Cruz) as well as catering at nearly every venue on the coast. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Pan-Asian, Polynesian, Southern, Southwestern, Thai
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
1000

REVIEWS

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Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Words cannot explain how thrilled I am with the fantastic work of Five Star Catering! From my initial meeting and tasting with Laura, to the day of the wedding, everything exceeded expectations. My entire guest list raved about the food, and service was perfect. I could not asked for a better experience for my special day.
Words cannot explain how thrilled I am with the fantastic work of Five Star Catering! From my initial meeting and tasting Read more...
Words cannot explain how thrilled I am with the fantastic work of Five Star Catering! From my initial meeting and tasting with Laura, to the day of the wedding, everything exceeded expectations. My entire guest list raved about the food, and service was perfect. I could not asked for a better experience for my special day. Read less
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Ali
Wedding:
8/23/2014
4.6/5.0
We used Five Star Catering for our recent wedding, and Laura really did an amazing job. EVERYONE who attended the wedding, complimented on how delicious the food was and how perfect the whole set up was!

In the months (and week of) leading up to the wedding, my fiance and I, were quite indecisive and were always making changes to our contract. Laura handled them with no problem!

The day of the wedding, I couldn't believe my eyes when I walked in! Her team had done such an amazing job with the set up and everything was perfect and in it's place and looked better than I had even pictured! Our taco bar was DELICIOUS and set up very nicely, and they moved all our guests (160 of them) along very quickly through the buffet. The staff was attentive to details (always had our water glasses filled!), kept a clean area, and were professional and friendly. And, the bartenders made some darn good drinks!

The only con I have, is that it can be very difficult to get ahold of Laura at times, and it can take quite a while to hear back from her as well. What I did learn though, is that even though she might not have been responding, she was receiving and making note of all the emails, so in the end there was never any mistakes and everything was handled exactly as planned!

I would use Laura and her staff again in a heart beat and I will certainly be recommending them to everyone we know!
We used Five Star Catering for our recent wedding, and Laura really did an amazing job. EVERYONE who attended the wedding, Read more...
We used Five Star Catering for our recent wedding, and Laura really did an amazing job. EVERYONE who attended the wedding, complimented on how delicious the food was and how perfect the whole set up was!

In the months (and week of) leading up to the wedding, my fiance and I, were quite indecisive and were always making changes to our contract. Laura handled them with no problem!

The day of the wedding, I couldn't believe my eyes when I walked in! Her team had done such an amazing job with the set up and everything was perfect and in it's place and looked better than I had even pictured! Our taco bar was DELICIOUS and set up very nicely, and they moved all our guests (160 of them) along very quickly through the buffet. The staff was attentive to details (always had our water glasses filled!), kept a clean area, and were professional and friendly. And, the bartenders made some darn good drinks!

The only con I have, is that it can be very difficult to get ahold of Laura at times, and it can take quite a while to hear back from her as well. What I did learn though, is that even though she might not have been responding, she was receiving and making note of all the emails, so in the end there was never any mistakes and everything was handled exactly as planned!

I would use Laura and her staff again in a heart beat and I will certainly be recommending them to everyone we know! Read less
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Five Star Catering responded with the following comments:

Hi Ali- Thanks so much for all the positive feedback. I'm so glad that everything turned out exactly how you had envisioned. And thanks for the kick in the butt on the responsiveness issue too. It's fair feedback and definitely something I've been struggling with this year as we continue to grow. As an owner, I want to personally be involved in everything from the initial contact, to the tasting, to the numerous revisions, to the site visits and ultimately the day of execution. After this season, I think I am finally accepting that we have reached the point where I need to let go (just a little) and trust my awesome support staff who also care so much about our clients. I totally get that there is nothing that makes a bride more nervous than not hearing back from their vendors and I feel terrible at the end of each day when I just don't have the time to get back to everyone - no matter how simple their questions are. Best wishes to you both----Laura
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jarah
Wedding:
8/23/2014
4.7/5.0
I was very pleased with the Five Star Catering team. Laura was very helpful and our wedding menu turned out just the way we wanted. Numerous friends and family commented to me that our wedding food was delicious, and that nothing tastes like "bad wedding food". The servers were polite and professional and they even packed up the left overs for my family who were staying at nearby hotels and bed and breakfast inns. Although with our venue we had to use Five Star Catering, it was definitely a plus and I would recommend them for any event.
I was very pleased with the Five Star Catering team. Laura was very helpful and our wedding menu turned out just the way Read more...
I was very pleased with the Five Star Catering team. Laura was very helpful and our wedding menu turned out just the way we wanted. Numerous friends and family commented to me that our wedding food was delicious, and that nothing tastes like "bad wedding food". The servers were polite and professional and they even packed up the left overs for my family who were staying at nearby hotels and bed and breakfast inns. Although with our venue we had to use Five Star Catering, it was definitely a plus and I would recommend them for any event. Read less
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Wedding:
6/29/2014
4.8/5.0
We were extremely happy with Five Star Catering. Our venue had some suggested caterers, all of which were extremely expensive, and we found Five Star, which was much more reasonable. That made me automatically a little nervous ( sometimes you pay for what you get), but Laura and Five Star were awesome and we were very happy with them! Laura ( the owner) took a leadership role and had very helpful suggestions during our site walk through. She really played a large part in considering the entire flow of the event, etc. The only reason I gave 4/5 on responsiveness is that sometimes it took Laura a little time to respond to phone calls or voicemails, but in the long run, what needed to be figured out always got figured out, and it was not a problem. We had them do our bar tending too, and Laura worked extensively with us to make sure our bar was exactly how we wanted it. On the actual wedding day, we were very impressed by Five Star. Everything was perfectly set up, prepared, the staff was all very friendly and professional, and the food was delicious!!!! Everyone was complimenting the food. We were given many leftovers to take home at the end of the night. I highly recommend using Five Star!
We were extremely happy with Five Star Catering. Our venue had some suggested caterers, all of which were extremely Read more...
We were extremely happy with Five Star Catering. Our venue had some suggested caterers, all of which were extremely expensive, and we found Five Star, which was much more reasonable. That made me automatically a little nervous ( sometimes you pay for what you get), but Laura and Five Star were awesome and we were very happy with them! Laura ( the owner) took a leadership role and had very helpful suggestions during our site walk through. She really played a large part in considering the entire flow of the event, etc. The only reason I gave 4/5 on responsiveness is that sometimes it took Laura a little time to respond to phone calls or voicemails, but in the long run, what needed to be figured out always got figured out, and it was not a problem. We had them do our bar tending too, and Laura worked extensively with us to make sure our bar was exactly how we wanted it. On the actual wedding day, we were very impressed by Five Star. Everything was perfectly set up, prepared, the staff was all very friendly and professional, and the food was delicious!!!! Everyone was complimenting the food. We were given many leftovers to take home at the end of the night. I highly recommend using Five Star! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Five Star catered my June 2014 wedding. The food was delicious, with high quality ingredients. The roasted pulled pork dish and the stuffed mushrooms were two favorites. The staff was kind, courteous and professional throughout the day, from start to finish. Weeks later, I am still receiving compliments from my guests on the food and the service. Set up, clean up and dinner service was well organized and on schedule. The pricing was very fair and transparent. I am very happy with my experience and I would not hesitate to use Five Star Catering again. I would absolutely recommend to a friend!
Five Star catered my June 2014 wedding. The food was delicious, with high quality ingredients. The roasted pulled pork Read more...
Five Star catered my June 2014 wedding. The food was delicious, with high quality ingredients. The roasted pulled pork dish and the stuffed mushrooms were two favorites. The staff was kind, courteous and professional throughout the day, from start to finish. Weeks later, I am still receiving compliments from my guests on the food and the service. Set up, clean up and dinner service was well organized and on schedule. The pricing was very fair and transparent. I am very happy with my experience and I would not hesitate to use Five Star Catering again. I would absolutely recommend to a friend! Read less
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Alyssa
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Thank you to Laura and her staff for all of their hard work for our wedding. We met with Laura for our tasting and felt really comfortable with her. The food was so wonderful it was hard to decide our choices for both our cocktail hour and dinner. The cheese plate they created was delicious and so beautiful as well as the other appetizers. For dinner, we ended up going with the skirt steak, red snapper, butternut squash ravioli, grilled veggies, spinach salad, mixed green salad and garlic mashed potatoes. The food was beautifully presented, fresh and fantastic - I finished my plate, my groom's and one of his groomsmen! We had about 130 guests and our venue was not the easiest in terms of catering prep but you'd never know it. I've gotten so many compliments from my guests about how everything was so delicious. They boxed up all of our leftovers and we ended up eating them for a late night snack! Professional and very affordable.
Thank you to Laura and her staff for all of their hard work for our wedding. We met with Laura for our tasting and felt Read more...
Thank you to Laura and her staff for all of their hard work for our wedding. We met with Laura for our tasting and felt really comfortable with her. The food was so wonderful it was hard to decide our choices for both our cocktail hour and dinner. The cheese plate they created was delicious and so beautiful as well as the other appetizers. For dinner, we ended up going with the skirt steak, red snapper, butternut squash ravioli, grilled veggies, spinach salad, mixed green salad and garlic mashed potatoes. The food was beautifully presented, fresh and fantastic - I finished my plate, my groom's and one of his groomsmen! We had about 130 guests and our venue was not the easiest in terms of catering prep but you'd never know it. I've gotten so many compliments from my guests about how everything was so delicious. They boxed up all of our leftovers and we ended up eating them for a late night snack! Professional and very affordable. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We really enjoyed our wedding and Five Star catering deserves a lot of the credit. The food and service was wonderful. The banquet captain, in particular, was exceptional. The food received many compliments from our guests. Working with Laura (the owner) leading up to the event was great; she was responsive, flexible, warm and generally helpful. We do not hesitate to recommend Five Star.
We really enjoyed our wedding and Five Star catering deserves a lot of the credit. The food and service was wonderful. The Read more...
We really enjoyed our wedding and Five Star catering deserves a lot of the credit. The food and service was wonderful. The banquet captain, in particular, was exceptional. The food received many compliments from our guests. Working with Laura (the owner) leading up to the event was great; she was responsive, flexible, warm and generally helpful. We do not hesitate to recommend Five Star. Read less
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Angel
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
I have worked with a number of caterers but none were better than 5 Star. Their quality, flexibility, and friendly service is remarkable. We had a buffet and the meat was juicy, the vegetables crisp and the mashed potatoes were out of this world!! The staff was incredibly friendly and everyone worked very hard to make everything perfect for our special day! I would highly recommend 5 Star!!
I have worked with a number of caterers but none were better than 5 Star. Their quality, flexibility, and friendly service Read more...
I have worked with a number of caterers but none were better than 5 Star. Their quality, flexibility, and friendly service is remarkable. We had a buffet and the meat was juicy, the vegetables crisp and the mashed potatoes were out of this world!! The staff was incredibly friendly and everyone worked very hard to make everything perfect for our special day! I would highly recommend 5 Star!! Read less
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cathy
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
the food was AMAZING.... from appetizers to main course everything was delicious and everyone said it was among the best wedding food they had eaten. the staff was also wonderful. maybe it's the norm, but it was such a nice treat that as the bridal party went through they filled our plates from the buffet choices we wanted to ensure we didn't get anything on our 'finery'.

even more special to me they filled/brought plates to my parents who don't get around very easily and both walk with canes so handling the buffet/plates and getting back to the table would have been challenging. yes there were other family guests that could have done the same, but the fact that the staff did so really means a lot to me and the level of service you can expect.

and they 'boxed up' all the left overs for us - due to a few last minute no shows we have enough food that i don't have to shop/cook for at least a week - another bonus!
the food was AMAZING.... from appetizers to main course everything was delicious and everyone said it was among the best Read more...
the food was AMAZING.... from appetizers to main course everything was delicious and everyone said it was among the best wedding food they had eaten. the staff was also wonderful. maybe it's the norm, but it was such a nice treat that as the bridal party went through they filled our plates from the buffet choices we wanted to ensure we didn't get anything on our 'finery'.

even more special to me they filled/brought plates to my parents who don't get around very easily and both walk with canes so handling the buffet/plates and getting back to the table would have been challenging. yes there were other family guests that could have done the same, but the fact that the staff did so really means a lot to me and the level of service you can expect.

and they 'boxed up' all the left overs for us - due to a few last minute no shows we have enough food that i don't have to shop/cook for at least a week - another bonus! Read less
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Sue
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Kim’s wedding day was a huge success. The food was outstanding. Our guests were blown away by the quality and taste. From appetizers to the main meal everything was delicious, served hot and appeared and disappeared on time. The servers, including the bartender, were excellent. They took care of everything that needed to be done and more. The kitchen was left the way they found it. From meeting you at the initial tasting to the end of the event everything was effortless, on our part. You accommodated the changes that Kim made with no problem. We were so fortunate to have found Five Star and will highly recommend your company to anyone who asks. Thank you very much!
Kim’s wedding day was a huge success. The food was outstanding. Our guests were blown away by the quality and taste. From Read more...
Kim’s wedding day was a huge success. The food was outstanding. Our guests were blown away by the quality and taste. From appetizers to the main meal everything was delicious, served hot and appeared and disappeared on time. The servers, including the bartender, were excellent. They took care of everything that needed to be done and more. The kitchen was left the way they found it. From meeting you at the initial tasting to the end of the event everything was effortless, on our part. You accommodated the changes that Kim made with no problem. We were so fortunate to have found Five Star and will highly recommend your company to anyone who asks. Thank you very much! Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
9/28/2013
4.8/5.0
I've never been to a wedding where the catering staff was so sweet, helpful and responsive. I received SO many compliments from our guests about how amazing, wonderful & nice the catering staff was.

The food was AMAZING!! We did two tastings and each time was professional and delicious.

My only critic is sometimes they are not quick to reply to emails.

Overall I was very happy with their service and would use them again in a heart beat.
I've never been to a wedding where the catering staff was so sweet, helpful and responsive. I received SO many compliments Read more...
I've never been to a wedding where the catering staff was so sweet, helpful and responsive. I received SO many compliments from our guests about how amazing, wonderful & nice the catering staff was.

The food was AMAZING!! We did two tastings and each time was professional and delicious.

My only critic is sometimes they are not quick to reply to emails.

Overall I was very happy with their service and would use them again in a heart beat. Read less
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Renee
Wedding:
9/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Five Star Catering is Five Star AMAZING!

The food was fresh, it was hot, it was tasty, it was seasonal, it was something people would buy in a restaurant and enjoy, it was AMAZING.

Five Star changed the perception of "wedding food" for me and for our 140 guests. In fact, our guests are still raving about the tasty passed h'ordeuvres, the beautiful and classy salads, the succulent carving station, and the seasonal dishes on hand.

This 5 star review also goes out directly to Laura, Louise, and the amazing staff on hand which made our wedding day so beautiful and easy to enjoy for both us and for our guests.

We worked with Laura for initial tasting, to create the menu and to answer questions. She was responsive, friendly, professional, and extremely confident in Five Stars ability to make our day delectably wonderful!

Fast forward to the actual wedding day itself; the on-site staff was unparalleled in service, responsiveness, professionalism, and politeness. Louise was on site and in charge that day on behalf of Five Star and took the time out to FIND me and my husband between busy photo shoots to introduce herself and let us know she had a handle on everything at hand!

The staff kept the food coming, the beverages pouring, and responded to every guests request. One of the girls even went out of her way to find me during a photo shoot and hand me a glass of champagne! (AMEN!)

Five Star took initiative to help set up our wedding tables when no one else was onsite to help, and the efficiency of 'tear down' 7 hours later had us out of the venue on time and saved us venue overtime charges.

From start to finish, from food to final goodbyes, Five Star made it happen! We are so grateful to have found them and to have them be such an important part of our wedding day. I would recommend them to any bride looking for exceptional food and an exceptional experience on her wedding day! Ten stars for Five Star Catering!
Five Star Catering is Five Star AMAZING!

The food was fresh, it was hot, it was tasty, it was seasonal, it was Read more...
Five Star Catering is Five Star AMAZING!

The food was fresh, it was hot, it was tasty, it was seasonal, it was something people would buy in a restaurant and enjoy, it was AMAZING.

Five Star changed the perception of "wedding food" for me and for our 140 guests. In fact, our guests are still raving about the tasty passed h'ordeuvres, the beautiful and classy salads, the succulent carving station, and the seasonal dishes on hand.

This 5 star review also goes out directly to Laura, Louise, and the amazing staff on hand which made our wedding day so beautiful and easy to enjoy for both us and for our guests.

We worked with Laura for initial tasting, to create the menu and to answer questions. She was responsive, friendly, professional, and extremely confident in Five Stars ability to make our day delectably wonderful!

Fast forward to the actual wedding day itself; the on-site staff was unparalleled in service, responsiveness, professionalism, and politeness. Louise was on site and in charge that day on behalf of Five Star and took the time out to FIND me and my husband between busy photo shoots to introduce herself and let us know she had a handle on everything at hand!

The staff kept the food coming, the beverages pouring, and responded to every guests request. One of the girls even went out of her way to find me during a photo shoot and hand me a glass of champagne! (AMEN!)

Five Star took initiative to help set up our wedding tables when no one else was onsite to help, and the efficiency of 'tear down' 7 hours later had us out of the venue on time and saved us venue overtime charges.

From start to finish, from food to final goodbyes, Five Star made it happen! We are so grateful to have found them and to have them be such an important part of our wedding day. I would recommend them to any bride looking for exceptional food and an exceptional experience on her wedding day! Ten stars for Five Star Catering! Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
The wedding was absolutely perfect! The tables looked gorgeous! And the food, well lets just say people are still talking about how delicious it was!! We had the coastal buffet with herb marinated tri tip with peppercorn sauce and chicken stuffed with cheesy goifness snd pinenuts. for the sides, we had potatoes su gratin rice pikaf and grilled veggies. The day was exactly as I envisioned, if not better! The staff was exquisite and professional and very well dressed! I would use them in a heartbeat and highly recommend!
The wedding was absolutely perfect! The tables looked gorgeous! And the food, well lets just say people are still talking Read more...
The wedding was absolutely perfect! The tables looked gorgeous! And the food, well lets just say people are still talking about how delicious it was!! We had the coastal buffet with herb marinated tri tip with peppercorn sauce and chicken stuffed with cheesy goifness snd pinenuts. for the sides, we had potatoes su gratin rice pikaf and grilled veggies. The day was exactly as I envisioned, if not better! The staff was exquisite and professional and very well dressed! I would use them in a heartbeat and highly recommend! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Five Star did a wonderful job of creating an atmosphere where guests felt welcome, important, and right at home. I could not be more impressed with how beautiful our tables looked and how well our guests were served. The food was amazing and the staff was a pleasure to have.
Five Star did a wonderful job of creating an atmosphere where guests felt welcome, important, and right at home. I could Read more...
Five Star did a wonderful job of creating an atmosphere where guests felt welcome, important, and right at home. I could not be more impressed with how beautiful our tables looked and how well our guests were served. The food was amazing and the staff was a pleasure to have. Read less
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Jillian
Wedding:
7/20/2013
4.8/5.0
My husband and I were married on July 20, 2013 at Monarch Cove Inn in Capitola, CA. Five Star Catering is the preferred caterer for the venue so we didn't have a choice for who catered our event but we are glad we didn't because Laura and Five Star were fantastic!

We initially met with Laura for a tasting several months prior to our wedding and were not disappointed in the food. There was a large variety of appetizers and main courses to choose from as well as different salads and sides. On the day of, the food did not disappoint either. So many guests commented about how wonderful the food was. We LOVED the skirt steak with the chimichurri sauce... delish!

Laura met with us for a final walk through a couple of weeks before the wedding. Our day of coordinator joined us and the two of them worked really well together. Laura was great about communication with our coordinator and I was confident that they had it all handled.
On the day of the wedding, the staff worked together like a well oiled machine. They were happy and smiling and all the guests commented how everyone was helpful and really added to the day.

I am so glad that Monarch Cove uses Five Star as their only caterer, it helped my wedding to be an amazing event!
My husband and I were married on July 20, 2013 at Monarch Cove Inn in Capitola, CA. Five Star Catering is the preferred Read more...
My husband and I were married on July 20, 2013 at Monarch Cove Inn in Capitola, CA. Five Star Catering is the preferred caterer for the venue so we didn't have a choice for who catered our event but we are glad we didn't because Laura and Five Star were fantastic!

We initially met with Laura for a tasting several months prior to our wedding and were not disappointed in the food. There was a large variety of appetizers and main courses to choose from as well as different salads and sides. On the day of, the food did not disappoint either. So many guests commented about how wonderful the food was. We LOVED the skirt steak with the chimichurri sauce... delish!

Laura met with us for a final walk through a couple of weeks before the wedding. Our day of coordinator joined us and the two of them worked really well together. Laura was great about communication with our coordinator and I was confident that they had it all handled.
On the day of the wedding, the staff worked together like a well oiled machine. They were happy and smiling and all the guests commented how everyone was helpful and really added to the day.

I am so glad that Monarch Cove uses Five Star as their only caterer, it helped my wedding to be an amazing event! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Laura and her staff are AMAZING! So friendly, professional, and accomodating! I will definitley be using thier services in the future!
Laura and her staff are AMAZING! So friendly, professional, and accomodating! I will definitley be using thier services in Read more...
Laura and her staff are AMAZING! So friendly, professional, and accomodating! I will definitley be using thier services in the future! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Five Star was awesome! They took care of all of our needs and created a special menu item for us - sausage-stuffed mushrooms. They were a little hard to get ahold of via phone, but very responsive on email. The tasting was a great experience and the staff were very considerate, asking if we needed special arrangements for food allergies. They were wonderful on the day of, we didn't worry about them for a second. The leftovers were delicious, though our guests ate all of the skirt steak, which we still dream about. They accommodated a late request to cater the rehearsal dinner as well. They were overall very wonderful and we would use them again!!!
Five Star was awesome! They took care of all of our needs and created a special menu item for us - sausage-stuffed Read more...
Five Star was awesome! They took care of all of our needs and created a special menu item for us - sausage-stuffed mushrooms. They were a little hard to get ahold of via phone, but very responsive on email. The tasting was a great experience and the staff were very considerate, asking if we needed special arrangements for food allergies. They were wonderful on the day of, we didn't worry about them for a second. The leftovers were delicious, though our guests ate all of the skirt steak, which we still dream about. They accommodated a late request to cater the rehearsal dinner as well. They were overall very wonderful and we would use them again!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The food was incredible. They were able to make delicious vegan options for my husband and still provide a meal that the meat and dairy eaters enjoyed. It was the perfect combination.

The desserts were apparently incredible. Sadly, we did not get to eat anything other than the brownies but I have repeatedly been told how incredible they were!

I appreciated the care that was taken to ensure that the menu was excatly what we wanted. I also really appreciated that we can a tray of appetizers waiting for us at our seats when we sat down for dinner!

The entire experience was incredible and I will hire Five Star Catering for any future catering needs.
The food was incredible. They were able to make delicious vegan options for my husband and still provide a meal that the Read more...
The food was incredible. They were able to make delicious vegan options for my husband and still provide a meal that the meat and dairy eaters enjoyed. It was the perfect combination.

The desserts were apparently incredible. Sadly, we did not get to eat anything other than the brownies but I have repeatedly been told how incredible they were!

I appreciated the care that was taken to ensure that the menu was excatly what we wanted. I also really appreciated that we can a tray of appetizers waiting for us at our seats when we sat down for dinner!

The entire experience was incredible and I will hire Five Star Catering for any future catering needs. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
4/14/2012
4.8/5.0
Five Star Catering was one of our best decisions for our wedding day. We were on a budget to start with. We scheduled a tasting with Five Star and to be honest, we weren't expecting the best since they were priced so much lower than all the other catering services in the Monterey Area. We were so shocked at the quality. Honestly, it was some of the best food we have ever had. Their food was awesome! My husband was very excited about the peppercorn tri-tip and I was thrilled with the mini stuffed potatoes and pesto stuffed mushrooms. WOW. Through out the entire wedding process, Laura was beyond helpful. She always returned phone calls and listened when ever I was freaking out about something. The great thing about this company is that all of the food, rentals, linens and such were included in the price. I didn't have to run around town finding different people who would supply that certain rental. Five Star catering did it ALL. The team who worked on the actual day were so awesome with my family and friends, they had nothing but great things to say about their service. I can't thank Five Star catering enough for the amazing day they provided for my husband and I. We are truly blessed to have come across such amazing people. Thank you Five Star... For Everything!!!!!
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Five Star Catering was one of our best decisions for our wedding day. We were on a budget to start with. We scheduled a tasting with Five Star and to be honest, we weren't expecting the best since they were priced so much lower than all the other catering services in the Monterey Area. We were so shocked at the quality. Honestly, it was some of the best food we have ever had. Their food was awesome! My husband was very excited about the peppercorn tri-tip and I was thrilled with the mini stuffed potatoes and pesto stuffed mushrooms. WOW. Through out the entire wedding process, Laura was beyond helpful. She always returned phone calls and listened when ever I was freaking out about something. The great thing about this company is that all of the food, rentals, linens and such were included in the price. I didn't have to run around town finding different people who would supply that certain rental. Five Star catering did it ALL. The team who worked on the actual day were so awesome with my family and friends, they had nothing but great things to say about their service. I can't thank Five Star catering enough for the amazing day they provided for my husband and I. We are truly blessed to have come across such amazing people. Thank you Five Star... For Everything!!!!! Read less
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G.Sarah
Wedding:
8/28/2011
4.9/5.0
Five Star was Amazing! EVERYONE LOVED the food. Very professional. I have NO complaints. If I could plan all my events with them I would! Thanks again Five Star!
Five Star was Amazing! EVERYONE LOVED the food. Very professional. I have NO complaints. If I could plan all my events Read more...
Five Star was Amazing! EVERYONE LOVED the food. Very professional. I have NO complaints. If I could plan all my events with them I would! Thanks again Five Star! Read less
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jekedingcasey
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
My wedding turned out amazing I got nothing but compliments about the food especially the hordorves. The bar tender was amazing and made the best mojito's and the service was great everyone very friendly. The owner And staff are very flexible. Thank you for making my wedding a fairytale!
My wedding turned out amazing I got nothing but compliments about the food especially the hordorves. The bar tender was Read more...
My wedding turned out amazing I got nothing but compliments about the food especially the hordorves. The bar tender was amazing and made the best mojito's and the service was great everyone very friendly. The owner And staff are very flexible. Thank you for making my wedding a fairytale! Read less
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Karen (mother of the bride)
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Five Star Catering did a fantastic job at my daughter's wedding and rehearsal dinner! The food was fantastic, the service was outstanding and they were extremely responsive to all of our requests before and during the events. I would not hesitate to hire them again for any of my future catering needs.
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Five Star Catering did a fantastic job at my daughter's wedding and rehearsal dinner! The food was fantastic, the service was outstanding and they were extremely responsive to all of our requests before and during the events. I would not hesitate to hire them again for any of my future catering needs. Read less
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amie
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for amazing quality of food and professional service I would recommend Five Star. We had a difficult venue to cater and the service was on point. Although I didn't sample it all...the team kindly made me and my fiance plates of food to make sure we had something in our stomach. We had a fairly large wedding (180 people) so I was concerned about the quality of food for such a large number and I have to say I recieved tons of compliments on how tasty the food was. The steak and fish were juicy and perfectly cooked. Me and my husband agreed it was a perfect meal. I also had a great experience with the event designer Morgan, she was easy to work with, very organized, and had a great personality. Overall, we had an amazing experience with Five Star and would definitely work with them again in the future.
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If you are looking for amazing quality of food and professional service I would recommend Five Star. We had a difficult venue to cater and the service was on point. Although I didn't sample it all...the team kindly made me and my fiance plates of food to make sure we had something in our stomach. We had a fairly large wedding (180 people) so I was concerned about the quality of food for such a large number and I have to say I recieved tons of compliments on how tasty the food was. The steak and fish were juicy and perfectly cooked. Me and my husband agreed it was a perfect meal. I also had a great experience with the event designer Morgan, she was easy to work with, very organized, and had a great personality. Overall, we had an amazing experience with Five Star and would definitely work with them again in the future. Read less
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Mother of Groom
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Morgan and her staff were awesome catering my Son's wedding. Everything seemed to get done but the staff was never intrusive and you didn't even realize they were there. The food was perfect not only tasting great but looking fantastic as well. We had many compliments.

A great big thank you to Morgan. We live out of state so were not familiar with vendors in the area. I called Morgan many times and she was always so gracious with her advice from vendors to contact to how much and what kind of wine to purchase. She made everything much easier.

My only problem is that we live in Washington State so when my daughter gets married we can not use Five Star Catering. I would very much recommend them for any event
Morgan and her staff were awesome catering my Son's wedding. Everything seemed to get done but the staff was never Read more...
Morgan and her staff were awesome catering my Son's wedding. Everything seemed to get done but the staff was never intrusive and you didn't even realize they were there. The food was perfect not only tasting great but looking fantastic as well. We had many compliments.

A great big thank you to Morgan. We live out of state so were not familiar with vendors in the area. I called Morgan many times and she was always so gracious with her advice from vendors to contact to how much and what kind of wine to purchase. She made everything much easier.

My only problem is that we live in Washington State so when my daughter gets married we can not use Five Star Catering. I would very much recommend them for any event Read less
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cmccreedy
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I would like to thank 5-Star Catering for an amazing wedding reception! We could not have been happier with the food, service, staff and clean-up! Honestly, amazing and flawless.

We received so many complements from our friends and family. Multiple people commented on the great food, and also on the attentiveness of the staff. One of our friends (who is very hard to please), made a point to tell us that the staff was "on point" the whole evening, and quickly taking care of everything!

We are so pleased with every detail from beginning to end...including menu planning, finding a plan in the budget, the delicious tasting, all the question answering and emails, the amazing service, and the delicious food. Not to mention, we went to The Felton Guild (our beautiful reception location) the next morning to make sure it was "back to normal," and it was spotless! Thank you for that :)

From head to toe, the service provided by 5-Star is affordable and professional, which is not something you find every day!
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My husband and I would like to thank 5-Star Catering for an amazing wedding reception! We could not have been happier with the food, service, staff and clean-up! Honestly, amazing and flawless.

We received so many complements from our friends and family. Multiple people commented on the great food, and also on the attentiveness of the staff. One of our friends (who is very hard to please), made a point to tell us that the staff was "on point" the whole evening, and quickly taking care of everything!

We are so pleased with every detail from beginning to end...including menu planning, finding a plan in the budget, the delicious tasting, all the question answering and emails, the amazing service, and the delicious food. Not to mention, we went to The Felton Guild (our beautiful reception location) the next morning to make sure it was "back to normal," and it was spotless! Thank you for that :)

From head to toe, the service provided by 5-Star is affordable and professional, which is not something you find every day! Read less
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Cristine
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
I couldn't be happier with Five Star Catering! Morgan and Laura are absolutely awesome. They always got back to me quickly and answered all of my questions. They worked with me to make sure everything ran smoothly from appetizer hour to end of reception. I had some last minute changes to the guest list and they were more than happy to help me make all of my guests feel comfortable with the right food. We got to "create" our favorite salad to be served, even though it wasn't on the menu. Everyone was RAVING about the filet mignon!! Perfection! I also heard comment after comment from guests of how the service and the food was wonderful. No corking fees or cake cutting fees. And, did I mention how happy I was with the total catering bill? WOW WOW WOW!! I truly lucked out with Five Star!
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I couldn't be happier with Five Star Catering! Morgan and Laura are absolutely awesome. They always got back to me quickly and answered all of my questions. They worked with me to make sure everything ran smoothly from appetizer hour to end of reception. I had some last minute changes to the guest list and they were more than happy to help me make all of my guests feel comfortable with the right food. We got to "create" our favorite salad to be served, even though it wasn't on the menu. Everyone was RAVING about the filet mignon!! Perfection! I also heard comment after comment from guests of how the service and the food was wonderful. No corking fees or cake cutting fees. And, did I mention how happy I was with the total catering bill? WOW WOW WOW!! I truly lucked out with Five Star! Read less
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Jami
Wedding:
6/18/2011
4.9/5.0
Our wedding day was beautiful and far better than we ever could have imagined. We owe a lot of that to the great staff at Five Star because everything was set up perfectly, ran smoothly and tasted wonderfully! I've had a lot of guests from our wedding tell me that it was the BEST food they have ever had at a wedding! Of course, we agree but we're bias ;-)

Five Star Catering was also very helpful in the planning process with answering all the questions I had and quickly responding to requests for changes in our proposal. I would highly recommend them to anyone planning a wedding or special event.
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Our wedding day was beautiful and far better than we ever could have imagined. We owe a lot of that to the great staff at Five Star because everything was set up perfectly, ran smoothly and tasted wonderfully! I've had a lot of guests from our wedding tell me that it was the BEST food they have ever had at a wedding! Of course, we agree but we're bias ;-)

Five Star Catering was also very helpful in the planning process with answering all the questions I had and quickly responding to requests for changes in our proposal. I would highly recommend them to anyone planning a wedding or special event. Read less
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Marc
Wedding:
6/4/2011
4.9/5.0
Five Star Catering provided extraordinarily competent service. Our guests loved the wait staff/servers and the food. They raved about the food! We especially wanted local and organic produce and foods used in the menu. Five Star helped this request happen and even allowed one of my favorite local farms to contribute their produce. They even composted leftover food at our request! The weather was unexpectedly rainy on our wedding day and Five Star did a superb job with giving their absolute best to make it still the wedding we dreamed of. It was truly the best day of my life, as cliché as that is, and I know Five Star was the best choice of caterer for us.
Five Star Catering provided extraordinarily competent service. Our guests loved the wait staff/servers and the food. They Read more...
Five Star Catering provided extraordinarily competent service. Our guests loved the wait staff/servers and the food. They raved about the food! We especially wanted local and organic produce and foods used in the menu. Five Star helped this request happen and even allowed one of my favorite local farms to contribute their produce. They even composted leftover food at our request! The weather was unexpectedly rainy on our wedding day and Five Star did a superb job with giving their absolute best to make it still the wedding we dreamed of. It was truly the best day of my life, as cliché as that is, and I know Five Star was the best choice of caterer for us. Read less
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sharon
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Three cheers for Five Star!!

My husband and I spent a good deal of time looking for the right caterer for our wedding. We were on a tight budget and many of the caterers we contacted weren't even able to provide us with menus within our price-range. An acquaintance recommended Five Star and so we went online to look at pricing and menus. It seemed almost too good to be true at first, the range of menu options for a range of budgets was outstanding, far broader than anyone else we inquired with. Before going in for a tasting, we worked with Morgan by email and phone to develop a menu plan that fit our needs. And while the projected total was a bit more than we would have liked to spend, it still, including rentals and service, was less than anyone else we found and included far more. We went in for the tasting and were beyond delighted with the food and Laura's vast experience. She answered all our questions, gave us tips for saving money, and kept track of all our detailed needs and wants, down to the last flower color and cucumber aversion! From first email correspondence, to the tasting, to the walk-thru at the venue, to the day of the wedding, Five Star was on its game and delivered on everything they promised.

This is an excerpt from the thank you note we sent Five Star after the event:
"We're writing to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you contributed to our wedding. We just got back from our honeymoon and on reflecting with friends and family, one of the first things everyone comments on is the amazing quality and range of the food we served. But what your team accomplished was far more than outstanding food. You took such incredible care of every detail, from the timing of dinner to the signature cocktails, the colors in the flower centerpiece to the beautiful presentation of dessert, moving tables to make way for dancing and as needed when the rain started to fall, making sure the bride and groom ate (thank you!) and making sure that none of our guests were in want of anything for the entirety of the night. From setup to breakdown to the warm helpful tone of your staff in every regard, your team was outstanding and we could not have asked for more."

You might find yourself wondering, "Really, they're going to provide all this?" and the answer is "Yes!" There are so many decisions involved in wedding planning. Check out their services, taste their food, and then go with Five Star and don't doubt the decision. You will not regret it.
Three cheers for Five Star!!

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Three cheers for Five Star!!

My husband and I spent a good deal of time looking for the right caterer for our wedding. We were on a tight budget and many of the caterers we contacted weren't even able to provide us with menus within our price-range. An acquaintance recommended Five Star and so we went online to look at pricing and menus. It seemed almost too good to be true at first, the range of menu options for a range of budgets was outstanding, far broader than anyone else we inquired with. Before going in for a tasting, we worked with Morgan by email and phone to develop a menu plan that fit our needs. And while the projected total was a bit more than we would have liked to spend, it still, including rentals and service, was less than anyone else we found and included far more. We went in for the tasting and were beyond delighted with the food and Laura's vast experience. She answered all our questions, gave us tips for saving money, and kept track of all our detailed needs and wants, down to the last flower color and cucumber aversion! From first email correspondence, to the tasting, to the walk-thru at the venue, to the day of the wedding, Five Star was on its game and delivered on everything they promised.

This is an excerpt from the thank you note we sent Five Star after the event:
"We're writing to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you contributed to our wedding. We just got back from our honeymoon and on reflecting with friends and family, one of the first things everyone comments on is the amazing quality and range of the food we served. But what your team accomplished was far more than outstanding food. You took such incredible care of every detail, from the timing of dinner to the signature cocktails, the colors in the flower centerpiece to the beautiful presentation of dessert, moving tables to make way for dancing and as needed when the rain started to fall, making sure the bride and groom ate (thank you!) and making sure that none of our guests were in want of anything for the entirety of the night. From setup to breakdown to the warm helpful tone of your staff in every regard, your team was outstanding and we could not have asked for more."

You might find yourself wondering, "Really, they're going to provide all this?" and the answer is "Yes!" There are so many decisions involved in wedding planning. Check out their services, taste their food, and then go with Five Star and don't doubt the decision. You will not regret it. Read less
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dani-c
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Unbelievable! I had the most wonderful experience with Five Star. Everyone was very nice and accomodating and the food was amazing! I think every one of my guests commented on how good the food was. Definately recommend their services!
Unbelievable! I had the most wonderful experience with Five Star. Everyone was very nice and accomodating and the food was Read more...
Unbelievable! I had the most wonderful experience with Five Star. Everyone was very nice and accomodating and the food was amazing! I think every one of my guests commented on how good the food was. Definately recommend their services! Read less
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Jensully
Wedding:
10/9/2010
4.7/5.0
Five Star catering was OUTSTANDING! One thing that our guests will always remember about our wedding was the food! People couldn't stop talking about it. Thank you Five Star! One of my best decisions was to go with you!

Jennifer Sullivan
Five Star catering was OUTSTANDING! One thing that our guests will always remember about our wedding was the food! People Read more...
Five Star catering was OUTSTANDING! One thing that our guests will always remember about our wedding was the food! People couldn't stop talking about it. Thank you Five Star! One of my best decisions was to go with you!

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lulubird
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Five Star Catering went above and beyond our expectations. The food was wonderful, delicious, fresh and plentiful. Everything was set up to perfection and the staff was courteous and dressed so nicely! With Five Star you don't have to worry about details...they just seem to have a 'sixth sense' for what is needed and take care of everything... It was a such a pleasure to work with Morgan and Laura--they take great pride in their services and it was very evident on our special day - our daughter's wedding. Thank you, Five Star, for a truly wonderful memory.
Louise and Art Fortin
Five Star Catering went above and beyond our expectations. The food was wonderful, delicious, fresh and plentiful. Read more...
Five Star Catering went above and beyond our expectations. The food was wonderful, delicious, fresh and plentiful. Everything was set up to perfection and the staff was courteous and dressed so nicely! With Five Star you don't have to worry about details...they just seem to have a 'sixth sense' for what is needed and take care of everything... It was a such a pleasure to work with Morgan and Laura--they take great pride in their services and it was very evident on our special day - our daughter's wedding. Thank you, Five Star, for a truly wonderful memory.
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Joanne
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Working with Five Star Catering for our August wedding was awesome! From the beginning planning stages to the actual event, we received excellent service from Morgan, Laura and all the staff that worked on our wedding day.

The food was absolutely delicious and the slight changes we made to the menu after our tasting were taken into account, just as we had asked. Everyone raved about how good the food was and we could not have been happier.

The staff was professional, courteous and professional on the day-of. They knew exactly what they were doing and kept the food and drink coming for our guests.

You can't go wrong with Five Star. The price is great, they are super friendly, on-time and serve great food! Thank you so much!
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Working with Five Star Catering for our August wedding was awesome! From the beginning planning stages to the actual event, we received excellent service from Morgan, Laura and all the staff that worked on our wedding day.

The food was absolutely delicious and the slight changes we made to the menu after our tasting were taken into account, just as we had asked. Everyone raved about how good the food was and we could not have been happier.

The staff was professional, courteous and professional on the day-of. They knew exactly what they were doing and kept the food and drink coming for our guests.

You can't go wrong with Five Star. The price is great, they are super friendly, on-time and serve great food! Thank you so much! Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Morgan,
We want to thank you and your staff for an AWESOME catering experience! Both the rehearsal dinner and wedding luncheon were FANTASTIC. The staff was so professional - the food was delicious - presentation was fantastic - all in all - a super experience. If the need arises again, Five Star will definitely be our first call!
Morgan,
We want to thank you and your staff for an AWESOME catering experience! Both the rehearsal dinner and wedding Read more...
Morgan,
We want to thank you and your staff for an AWESOME catering experience! Both the rehearsal dinner and wedding luncheon were FANTASTIC. The staff was so professional - the food was delicious - presentation was fantastic - all in all - a super experience. If the need arises again, Five Star will definitely be our first call! Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Five Star Catering did an awesome job with our wedding. Their name fits our rating, as everything was great.

Quality of Service: the food was actually better than it was for our tasting. We had multiple comments from our guests saying how good the food was.

Responsiveness: Morgan was always ultra fast returning emails and phone calls, and it was easy to make some last minute adjustments with Laura.

Professionalism: All of the staff on the day of were polite, professional, and did quick job setting up our reception in the same area of the ceremony so that our wedding didnt get behind schedule. Morgan and Laura were both exceptional with dealing with questions and requests.

Value for cost: We were on a budget for our wedding and got a great quality of service and product for the price

Flexibility: Laura and Morgan worked with us for specific tweaks on the menu as well as furniture requirements.

Overall: Five Stars!
Five Star Catering did an awesome job with our wedding. Their name fits our rating, as everything was great.

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Five Star Catering did an awesome job with our wedding. Their name fits our rating, as everything was great.

Quality of Service: the food was actually better than it was for our tasting. We had multiple comments from our guests saying how good the food was.

Responsiveness: Morgan was always ultra fast returning emails and phone calls, and it was easy to make some last minute adjustments with Laura.

Professionalism: All of the staff on the day of were polite, professional, and did quick job setting up our reception in the same area of the ceremony so that our wedding didnt get behind schedule. Morgan and Laura were both exceptional with dealing with questions and requests.

Value for cost: We were on a budget for our wedding and got a great quality of service and product for the price

Flexibility: Laura and Morgan worked with us for specific tweaks on the menu as well as furniture requirements.

Overall: Five Stars! Read less
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jeffandjudes
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
When we tasted Five Star Catering's menu nearly a year before the day of our wedding, we were sold on the amazing quality that we'd receive for a good value.

Fast forward one year to the day of our wedding and the most common thing we heard from our guest (outside of the congratulations and how they loved the venue) was "your food was SO good!" or "your caterer is AMAZING." We've heard other couples mention that catering is not a big deal because people forget what they had to eat when there's so much else going on, but we wanted people to have good food and great service at an affordable price -- that's what Five Star Provided.

In addition to their excellent food, their staff was professional, courteous and worked hard all day long. They did an excellent job helping with the set-up, followed through on all of their commitments as far as what would be available, were responsive to making sure everyone was fed in a timely manner and lastly, their bartenders were GREAT.

We were also very impressed with their customer service, both throughout the planning process and after the event. To the latter point, we recently submitted an email to one of their staff members regarding a slight concern we had regarding a charge related to clean-up of the venue, and though we thought we might not even receive and email back (since it was almost a month after the day of the wedding) and the employee responded to us IMMEDIATELY and resolved the issue without question or hassle. We were so thankful for the way we were treated in that situation and it's indicative of their commitment of customer service.

All in all, we can not say enough about the quality, service and overall value of Five Star Catering. If you live in the Bay Area and want GREAT food and a reasonable price, Five Star is the way to go.

- Jeff and Judy
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When we tasted Five Star Catering's menu nearly a year before the day of our wedding, we were sold on the amazing quality that we'd receive for a good value.

Fast forward one year to the day of our wedding and the most common thing we heard from our guest (outside of the congratulations and how they loved the venue) was "your food was SO good!" or "your caterer is AMAZING." We've heard other couples mention that catering is not a big deal because people forget what they had to eat when there's so much else going on, but we wanted people to have good food and great service at an affordable price -- that's what Five Star Provided.

In addition to their excellent food, their staff was professional, courteous and worked hard all day long. They did an excellent job helping with the set-up, followed through on all of their commitments as far as what would be available, were responsive to making sure everyone was fed in a timely manner and lastly, their bartenders were GREAT.

We were also very impressed with their customer service, both throughout the planning process and after the event. To the latter point, we recently submitted an email to one of their staff members regarding a slight concern we had regarding a charge related to clean-up of the venue, and though we thought we might not even receive and email back (since it was almost a month after the day of the wedding) and the employee responded to us IMMEDIATELY and resolved the issue without question or hassle. We were so thankful for the way we were treated in that situation and it's indicative of their commitment of customer service.

All in all, we can not say enough about the quality, service and overall value of Five Star Catering. If you live in the Bay Area and want GREAT food and a reasonable price, Five Star is the way to go.

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Gloria
Wedding:
4/18/2010
4.9/5.0
Five Star Catering was fabulous to work with! Both Laura and Morgan totally knew what they were doing. I was on a very tight budget and Five Star provided food that blew our (and most of our guests') minds. I highly recommend Five Star to brides and grooms, particularly in the Santa Cruz area.
Five Star Catering was fabulous to work with! Both Laura and Morgan totally knew what they were doing. I was on a very Read more...
Five Star Catering was fabulous to work with! Both Laura and Morgan totally knew what they were doing. I was on a very tight budget and Five Star provided food that blew our (and most of our guests') minds. I highly recommend Five Star to brides and grooms, particularly in the Santa Cruz area. Read less
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SouthCoastSweetpea
Wedding:
9/19/2009
4.8/5.0
We are so happy with Five Star Catering! They were totally flexible about the menu (I am lactose intolerant) and didn't bat an eye when I brought my three year old nephew to the food tasting. The food was wonderful, the staff was professional, and they even brought beautiful flower arrangements for the tables. Laura, the owner, was very familiar with our wedding site (Highlands House in Ben Lomond). This was extremely helpful since the site is a county park and they're pretty strict about the rules. Five Star was prepared for everything. Morgan, our main contact, is amazing. She kept us in the loop about everything that was happening with the catering plans. There's so much to worry about when planning a wedding - it was a relief to not have to worry about the catering!
We are so happy with Five Star Catering! They were totally flexible about the menu (I am lactose intolerant) and didn't Read more...
We are so happy with Five Star Catering! They were totally flexible about the menu (I am lactose intolerant) and didn't bat an eye when I brought my three year old nephew to the food tasting. The food was wonderful, the staff was professional, and they even brought beautiful flower arrangements for the tables. Laura, the owner, was very familiar with our wedding site (Highlands House in Ben Lomond). This was extremely helpful since the site is a county park and they're pretty strict about the rules. Five Star was prepared for everything. Morgan, our main contact, is amazing. She kept us in the loop about everything that was happening with the catering plans. There's so much to worry about when planning a wedding - it was a relief to not have to worry about the catering! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Bakhtin21
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
Five Star Catering was absolutely superb in every way. They really went above and beyond- and the food was exceptional! They made everything look so beautiful, and the staff was professional and knowledgeable. I couldn't be happier with my caterer!
Five Star Catering was absolutely superb in every way. They really went above and beyond- and the food was exceptional! Read more...
Five Star Catering was absolutely superb in every way. They really went above and beyond- and the food was exceptional! They made everything look so beautiful, and the staff was professional and knowledgeable. I couldn't be happier with my caterer! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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glxdani
Wedding:
5/9/2009
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend 5 Star Catering for any event. They were very responsive and listened to our needs and wants. We were able to sample the food we were considering and when it came time for the event the food looked and tasted the same. The vegetables were fresh, the meat was tender and the display and amount of food was perfect. I was really nervous about not having enough food and almost ordered more just to be sure. They assured me I would not run out of anything and they were right. We had the buffet bbq style and even though a buffet, they served the cider and champagne, cut the cake for us and never left a messy table. They escorted by table in a fashionably order to the food which was nice so no long lines all at once. They packaged up the leftovers (see I had plenty of food).Thank you for all you did and helping our wedding day be perfect.
I would highly recommend 5 Star Catering for any event. They were very responsive and listened to our needs and wants. We Read more...
I would highly recommend 5 Star Catering for any event. They were very responsive and listened to our needs and wants. We were able to sample the food we were considering and when it came time for the event the food looked and tasted the same. The vegetables were fresh, the meat was tender and the display and amount of food was perfect. I was really nervous about not having enough food and almost ordered more just to be sure. They assured me I would not run out of anything and they were right. We had the buffet bbq style and even though a buffet, they served the cider and champagne, cut the cake for us and never left a messy table. They escorted by table in a fashionably order to the food which was nice so no long lines all at once. They packaged up the leftovers (see I had plenty of food).Thank you for all you did and helping our wedding day be perfect. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Kenekika
Wedding:
9/20/2008
5.0/5.0
They are the best catering company in Santa Cruz! Everyone at our wedding was so impressed with the service & the food. -Which was excellent!
They respond to all emails and phone calls so quickly and are so great to work with. There is not one negative or less than excellent comment I can make in regards to them.
So, so happy we hired them for our wedding!
They are the best catering company in Santa Cruz! Everyone at our wedding was so impressed with the service & the food. Read more...
They are the best catering company in Santa Cruz! Everyone at our wedding was so impressed with the service & the food. -Which was excellent!
They respond to all emails and phone calls so quickly and are so great to work with. There is not one negative or less than excellent comment I can make in regards to them.
So, so happy we hired them for our wedding! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Hayley
Wedding:
7/7/2007
2.2/5.0
It really is true that you get what you pay for. 5 Star was one of the less expensive caterers in town. Their food was quite good (especially for the price) and they were nice. Unfortunately I can't give them a 5 star rating though.
For starters they were well over an hour late in serving the food at our reception. It might have been even longer if my mom hadn't started to give them a hard time. The delay wouldn't have been that big of a deal if it wasn't for the fact that we had to be out of the venue by a set time. So, the whole reception got cut short and we had little time for dancing. Maybe it was because they were using our wedding to train new employees. Again, not a big deal, I just wish they would have told us ahead of time! I will forever be disappointed in that lag time. You only get one wedding day!
They brought in some scraggly looking flowers for the buffet table. They looked like they came out of a grocery store cooler the week before. If I'd known that was what they were going to do, I would have just asked my florist to make more flowers for that table too.
The food was great. Everyone commented on how good it was. One guest did find a large metal SCREW in her salad though. Luckily, she was easygoing and laughed about it! We paid extra for them to bring in a bartender to serve the drinks. Part way through I noticed he had an overflowing tip jar out (again without asking or telling us). I was angry because I really didn't want my guests to feel like they needed to pay for anything. He was slow, always had a long line and didn't really know how to make the few signature drinks we were offering. He poured them stiff though!
Lastly, we paid the extra per person cake cutting fee. But, the cake quickly disappeared without a lot guests getting any (including our parents!). Again, my mom confronted one of the servers, who then produced the leftovers from her own bag. Apparently she had packed it up and was going to take it with her!
It really is true that you get what you pay for. 5 Star was one of the less expensive caterers in town. Their food was Read more...
It really is true that you get what you pay for. 5 Star was one of the less expensive caterers in town. Their food was quite good (especially for the price) and they were nice. Unfortunately I can't give them a 5 star rating though.
For starters they were well over an hour late in serving the food at our reception. It might have been even longer if my mom hadn't started to give them a hard time. The delay wouldn't have been that big of a deal if it wasn't for the fact that we had to be out of the venue by a set time. So, the whole reception got cut short and we had little time for dancing. Maybe it was because they were using our wedding to train new employees. Again, not a big deal, I just wish they would have told us ahead of time! I will forever be disappointed in that lag time. You only get one wedding day!
They brought in some scraggly looking flowers for the buffet table. They looked like they came out of a grocery store cooler the week before. If I'd known that was what they were going to do, I would have just asked my florist to make more flowers for that table too.
The food was great. Everyone commented on how good it was. One guest did find a large metal SCREW in her salad though. Luckily, she was easygoing and laughed about it! We paid extra for them to bring in a bartender to serve the drinks. Part way through I noticed he had an overflowing tip jar out (again without asking or telling us). I was angry because I really didn't want my guests to feel like they needed to pay for anything. He was slow, always had a long line and didn't really know how to make the few signature drinks we were offering. He poured them stiff though!
Lastly, we paid the extra per person cake cutting fee. But, the cake quickly disappeared without a lot guests getting any (including our parents!). Again, my mom confronted one of the servers, who then produced the leftovers from her own bag. Apparently she had packed it up and was going to take it with her! Read less
Services Used: Catering

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