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Five Star Catering

Watsonville , CA
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LOCATION

121 Martinelli St
Watsonville, CA 95076 US (map)

PHONE

831-728-3090
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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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INFO FOR CATERING

What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, Outside Alcohol OK, Signature Cocktail(s)
Which of the following items can you provide?
Chairs, Tables
Which of the following items can you provide?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

REVIEWS

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Elyse & Justin
Wedding:
7/16/2016
5.0/5.0
Dear Laura and Staff,
Our wedding reception was all we had hoped and more, largely due to Christine's leadership and the excellent staff throughout the evening. The food was highly complimented by ALL and the Bride and Groom boxes afterwards were a wonderful treat and surprise. We were delighted to truly have an opportunity to savor and delight in the delicious food the guests were raving about hours later after the reception and the whirlwind had ended. The entire wait service staff, the bartender, the chef, and Christine were all friendly, helpful and gracious to our guests. The rental service arrived promptly in the a.m. drop off window and were right on time to pick-up at 9:50 p.m. afterwards; they also were friendly, fast, thorough and efficient.

When we contacted you a year and 1/2 ahead of the date to start our thematic planning early; you were interested and on top of it from the beginning; inviting us to a tasting early on after we exchanged menu ideas via emails. Accommodating multiple food restrictions due to Celiac's Disease, peanut and shellfish allergies were NO problem at all for you. The farm to table menu was creative, varied and simply outstanding. The buffet table was beautiful, appetizing and efficient.

We were so impressed with the entire seamless experience. You are a true professional Laura and we are extremely grateful and impressed with how much Five Star Catering's service added to making the reception fun, enjoyable and memorable. It was an evening we will all cherish forever.

Thank you and your staff from the bottom of our hearts for your advice, help and expert execution of this once in a lifetime event.

Gratefully,

Bride & Groom
Dear Laura and Staff,
Our wedding reception was all we had hoped and more, largely due to Christine's leadership and Read more...
Dear Laura and Staff,
Our wedding reception was all we had hoped and more, largely due to Christine's leadership and the excellent staff throughout the evening. The food was highly complimented by ALL and the Bride and Groom boxes afterwards were a wonderful treat and surprise. We were delighted to truly have an opportunity to savor and delight in the delicious food the guests were raving about hours later after the reception and the whirlwind had ended. The entire wait service staff, the bartender, the chef, and Christine were all friendly, helpful and gracious to our guests. The rental service arrived promptly in the a.m. drop off window and were right on time to pick-up at 9:50 p.m. afterwards; they also were friendly, fast, thorough and efficient.

When we contacted you a year and 1/2 ahead of the date to start our thematic planning early; you were interested and on top of it from the beginning; inviting us to a tasting early on after we exchanged menu ideas via emails. Accommodating multiple food restrictions due to Celiac's Disease, peanut and shellfish allergies were NO problem at all for you. The farm to table menu was creative, varied and simply outstanding. The buffet table was beautiful, appetizing and efficient.

We were so impressed with the entire seamless experience. You are a true professional Laura and we are extremely grateful and impressed with how much Five Star Catering's service added to making the reception fun, enjoyable and memorable. It was an evening we will all cherish forever.

Thank you and your staff from the bottom of our hearts for your advice, help and expert execution of this once in a lifetime event.

Gratefully,

Bride & Groom Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Wow! The food was great! They bring so much experience to the conversation it was like having an event planner without the additional cost.
Wow! The food was great! They bring so much experience to the conversation it was like having an event planner without the Read more...
Wow! The food was great! They bring so much experience to the conversation it was like having an event planner without the additional cost. Read less
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Sinéad
Wedding:
4/22/2016
4.8/5.0
Thanks to Five Star Catering company our wedding was a DREAM. Laura Holmquist was so friendly and helpful from the first day we met her. She was bubbly, positive, open & flexible from our first tasting to the day of our wedding. Everyone we met with was all about helping us make our wedding possible.

We didn't have a wedding planner, and Five Star Catering made it so easy to not have one! They handle all table/chair/linen rental plus delivery and set-up & break-down and pick-up. For place settings, I sent a youtube clip of how I wanted napkins folded, left the menus and decoration for napkins, and the staff was MORE than willing to do the place-settings for our 150 guests.

Last minute week-of-day-before add-ons that were taken care of no problem included: rented high chairs, refreshments at the ceremony site, berry bar for dessert, & a mop/sweep of the hallway & reception room post-partying. Phew!

And I haven't even gotten to the food! We had a vegetarian buffet-style dinner. I must say that the major wow-factor was the helpfulness & service of the team of that night (thank you!!), especially with dinner. Each guest was walked through the buffet line by a member of Five Star who held their plate and answered any questions about the dishes. Plus, no need for an MC to announce what table was next- the staff went up to the tables as the line progressed and let them know in person, which was a special touch in my opinion. We also had table-service wine during dinner, and they were more than accommodating with cutting and serving an outside cake.

AND THE FOOD! Throughout the evening as we greeted our guests we kept hearing "the food is phenomenal!" "Best wedding food ever!" (the eggplant rollatini & local pasta with spring veggies were HUGE hits). We also had guests raving with how friendly and available the entire staff was that night.

Five Star went the extra mile to make our evening truly magical & easy. THANK YOU!
Thanks to Five Star Catering company our wedding was a DREAM. Laura Holmquist was so friendly and helpful from the first Read more...
Thanks to Five Star Catering company our wedding was a DREAM. Laura Holmquist was so friendly and helpful from the first day we met her. She was bubbly, positive, open & flexible from our first tasting to the day of our wedding. Everyone we met with was all about helping us make our wedding possible.

We didn't have a wedding planner, and Five Star Catering made it so easy to not have one! They handle all table/chair/linen rental plus delivery and set-up & break-down and pick-up. For place settings, I sent a youtube clip of how I wanted napkins folded, left the menus and decoration for napkins, and the staff was MORE than willing to do the place-settings for our 150 guests.

Last minute week-of-day-before add-ons that were taken care of no problem included: rented high chairs, refreshments at the ceremony site, berry bar for dessert, & a mop/sweep of the hallway & reception room post-partying. Phew!

And I haven't even gotten to the food! We had a vegetarian buffet-style dinner. I must say that the major wow-factor was the helpfulness & service of the team of that night (thank you!!), especially with dinner. Each guest was walked through the buffet line by a member of Five Star who held their plate and answered any questions about the dishes. Plus, no need for an MC to announce what table was next- the staff went up to the tables as the line progressed and let them know in person, which was a special touch in my opinion. We also had table-service wine during dinner, and they were more than accommodating with cutting and serving an outside cake.

AND THE FOOD! Throughout the evening as we greeted our guests we kept hearing "the food is phenomenal!" "Best wedding food ever!" (the eggplant rollatini & local pasta with spring veggies were HUGE hits). We also had guests raving with how friendly and available the entire staff was that night.

Five Star went the extra mile to make our evening truly magical & easy. THANK YOU! Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
4/15/2016
4.9/5.0
My wedding was a destination location for us and I was originally shocked by the prices I was seeing for caterers on our site's preferred vendor list. But my wedding coordinator gave us Five Star's information and I am so glad she did. We were able to easily schedule a tasting with them, during which we discussed any slight changes we would like to make to any of our selections (which was barely anything since everything was so good!). Laura was easy to work with and got back to me fairly quickly over email. Our theme was Mexican/rustic and she made several suggestions to our set up to go along with our theme - fresh, homemade tortillas on our buffet line, aqua frescas before the ceremony, and mexican hot chocolate instead of just plain hot chocolate. We also had a specialty drink of a Serrano margarita which they executed perfectly! I was so pleased with how everything turned out and would recommend them to anyone.
My wedding was a destination location for us and I was originally shocked by the prices I was seeing for caterers on our Read more...
My wedding was a destination location for us and I was originally shocked by the prices I was seeing for caterers on our site's preferred vendor list. But my wedding coordinator gave us Five Star's information and I am so glad she did. We were able to easily schedule a tasting with them, during which we discussed any slight changes we would like to make to any of our selections (which was barely anything since everything was so good!). Laura was easy to work with and got back to me fairly quickly over email. Our theme was Mexican/rustic and she made several suggestions to our set up to go along with our theme - fresh, homemade tortillas on our buffet line, aqua frescas before the ceremony, and mexican hot chocolate instead of just plain hot chocolate. We also had a specialty drink of a Serrano margarita which they executed perfectly! I was so pleased with how everything turned out and would recommend them to anyone. Read less
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Gretchen
Wedding:
1/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Five star was professional and responsive from the first contact. I wanted a caterer we could feel good about for food and service as we had enough other things to worry about on the wedding day. Five Star was above and beyond in all aspects! The food was fabulous, well presented and plentiful. The staff was professional and truly seemed to enjoy every moment of caring for our guests. This caterer exceeded our expectations. I am still hearing comments about how fabulous the food was and how great it made the whole celebration. I highly recommend Five Star and will use them again! They are the best!
Five star was professional and responsive from the first contact. I wanted a caterer we could feel good about for food and Read more...
Five star was professional and responsive from the first contact. I wanted a caterer we could feel good about for food and service as we had enough other things to worry about on the wedding day. Five Star was above and beyond in all aspects! The food was fabulous, well presented and plentiful. The staff was professional and truly seemed to enjoy every moment of caring for our guests. This caterer exceeded our expectations. I am still hearing comments about how fabulous the food was and how great it made the whole celebration. I highly recommend Five Star and will use them again! They are the best! Read less
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Josephine
Wedding:
11/1/2015
5.0/5.0
We are so happy our photographer recommended Five Star Catering! Five Star Catering is among the only vendors we found that do not charge for a tasting and we did not have to sign a contract prior to the tasting. We met with Laura and instantly knew this was the vendor for us. She provided us with all of the options and we absolutely loved that it was a one stop shop. She provided the plates, utensils linens etc... She provides a lovely flower arrangement for the buffet area which is what we had. We were also extremely satisfied that she was able to work with our budget. The staff was wonderful and professional and our guests raved about the bartender! He was friendly and fun! We still receive calls asking who our caterer was because our guests loved the food and were impressed with how well organized the catering staff was. We are happy with our decision and hope you'll give them a call, Five Star Catering won't disappoint!
We are so happy our photographer recommended Five Star Catering! Five Star Catering is among the only vendors we found Read more...
We are so happy our photographer recommended Five Star Catering! Five Star Catering is among the only vendors we found that do not charge for a tasting and we did not have to sign a contract prior to the tasting. We met with Laura and instantly knew this was the vendor for us. She provided us with all of the options and we absolutely loved that it was a one stop shop. She provided the plates, utensils linens etc... She provides a lovely flower arrangement for the buffet area which is what we had. We were also extremely satisfied that she was able to work with our budget. The staff was wonderful and professional and our guests raved about the bartender! He was friendly and fun! We still receive calls asking who our caterer was because our guests loved the food and were impressed with how well organized the catering staff was. We are happy with our decision and hope you'll give them a call, Five Star Catering won't disappoint! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Laura is wonderful. She was so accommodating. She made the planning process flawless. Our food was phenomenal. I never thought I'd have a buffet at my wedding but I wouldn't have traded it for the world. The staff was so attentive. The whole process was great. They made it so easy for my husband and I to enjoy our day. We couldn't have been happier!
Laura is wonderful. She was so accommodating. She made the planning process flawless. Our food was phenomenal. I never Read more...
Laura is wonderful. She was so accommodating. She made the planning process flawless. Our food was phenomenal. I never thought I'd have a buffet at my wedding but I wouldn't have traded it for the world. The staff was so attentive. The whole process was great. They made it so easy for my husband and I to enjoy our day. We couldn't have been happier! Read less
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Brandy
Wedding:
10/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Five Star Catering did an expert job at our wedding. Things were magically set up, delicious food magically appeared and it was magically all cleaned up at the end of the day. The staff were super friendly and professional and the food was outstanding. I didn't have to lift one single finger as the bride. They even made cute little to-go boxes of food for my husband and I, knowing that we probably didn't enough time to eat.
Five Star Catering did an expert job at our wedding. Things were magically set up, delicious food magically appeared and Read more...
Five Star Catering did an expert job at our wedding. Things were magically set up, delicious food magically appeared and it was magically all cleaned up at the end of the day. The staff were super friendly and professional and the food was outstanding. I didn't have to lift one single finger as the bride. They even made cute little to-go boxes of food for my husband and I, knowing that we probably didn't enough time to eat. Read less
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Keri
Wedding:
7/19/2015
4.7/5.0
I wanted to let you know how pleased both Jenny and I were with the food and the pairings for our wedding at Roaring Camp on 7/19. We continue to get compliments about how it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding. Your staff was also tremendous. Bringing the wines around and pouring and explaining a bit about the varietal, in addition to making sure each table had plenty of food. We will definitely call you for our next big event. We couldn't be happier. Thank you, thank you!
I wanted to let you know how pleased both Jenny and I were with the food and the pairings for our wedding at Roaring Camp Read more...
I wanted to let you know how pleased both Jenny and I were with the food and the pairings for our wedding at Roaring Camp on 7/19. We continue to get compliments about how it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding. Your staff was also tremendous. Bringing the wines around and pouring and explaining a bit about the varietal, in addition to making sure each table had plenty of food. We will definitely call you for our next big event. We couldn't be happier. Thank you, thank you! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Our daughter's wedding was everything that we could have hoped for (and more!)

Five Star's crew was impressive in their professionalism, outstanding in their flexibility, and ability to 'think on their feet' and a pure pleasure to have around. Laura took the time to discern what type of event we wanted and our style of entertaining, and was able to help us plan an event that fit our desires. She worked with our other vendors to make a smooth event happen, and never felt ruffled or stressed.

The evening was pure magic, and the staff worked to make sure that everything came off without a hitch. The Farm to Table Dinner was delicious, and it was such a joy to be able to introduce it as the products of our neighbors. I cannot say enough about how good it felt to let someone else take over and know that it would all be OK.

The crew was friendly, kept the event moving without feeling rushed, was attentive and thorough, and left our home (which was the wedding venue) spotless. We only have one daughter (thank goodness!) and Five Star allowed us to throw her the wedding she (and we) have always dreamed of.
Our daughter's wedding was everything that we could have hoped for (and more!)

Five Star's crew was impressive in Read more...
Our daughter's wedding was everything that we could have hoped for (and more!)

Five Star's crew was impressive in their professionalism, outstanding in their flexibility, and ability to 'think on their feet' and a pure pleasure to have around. Laura took the time to discern what type of event we wanted and our style of entertaining, and was able to help us plan an event that fit our desires. She worked with our other vendors to make a smooth event happen, and never felt ruffled or stressed.

The evening was pure magic, and the staff worked to make sure that everything came off without a hitch. The Farm to Table Dinner was delicious, and it was such a joy to be able to introduce it as the products of our neighbors. I cannot say enough about how good it felt to let someone else take over and know that it would all be OK.

The crew was friendly, kept the event moving without feeling rushed, was attentive and thorough, and left our home (which was the wedding venue) spotless. We only have one daughter (thank goodness!) and Five Star allowed us to throw her the wedding she (and we) have always dreamed of. Read less
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