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Five Star Catering

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

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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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Private User
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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Drina
Wedding:
9/13/2014
4.7/5.0
Now that the dust has settled down, I can write to thank you for the wonderful job your cooks and serving staff did for the Taylor wedding! Your company totally lives up to all the reviews we read about you! Over and over again, I heard guests say that this was by far the best wedding food they had ever tasted! Everyone raved about all the food! Please thank your cooks for the wonderful job they did. Additionally, your serving staff was professional, polite and hard working. I especially want you to know that the young lady who worked the Friday night rehearsal dinner, as well as on Saturday, deserves kudos for her hard work and never-ending smile. My compliments to whomever trains your staff! Thank you for making my daughter's wedding memorable!
Drina Ramirez. Mother of the Bride
Now that the dust has settled down, I can write to thank you for the wonderful job your cooks and serving staff did for Read more...
Now that the dust has settled down, I can write to thank you for the wonderful job your cooks and serving staff did for the Taylor wedding! Your company totally lives up to all the reviews we read about you! Over and over again, I heard guests say that this was by far the best wedding food they had ever tasted! Everyone raved about all the food! Please thank your cooks for the wonderful job they did. Additionally, your serving staff was professional, polite and hard working. I especially want you to know that the young lady who worked the Friday night rehearsal dinner, as well as on Saturday, deserves kudos for her hard work and never-ending smile. My compliments to whomever trains your staff! Thank you for making my daughter's wedding memorable!
Drina Ramirez. Mother of the Bride Read less
Services Used: Catering
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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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Private User
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
Services Used: Catering
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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
Services Used: Catering
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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
Services Used: Catering

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