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In Good Taste Catering

San Luis Obispo , CA
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LOCATION

225 Tank Farm Road Suite 2
San Luis Obispo, CA US 93401 (map)

PHONE

805-541-5860

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ABOUT US

IN GOOD TASTE CATERING
"Innovative Cuisine & Superior Service" Our philosophy is that each event we cater is as unique as each customer. Because of this…we don’t have set menus and... Read more
IN GOOD TASTE CATERING
"Innovative Cuisine & Superior Service" Our philosophy is that each event we cater is as unique as each customer. Because of this…we don’t have set menus and we create everything from scratch. Before each event, our Owner & Executive Chef Gretchen LeMiere or one of her trained staff will meet with you to create your specialized menu and event plans. Gretchen LeMiere was born and raised on California’s Central Coast. After receiving her Culinary Arts Degree from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, Gretchen spent 2 years honing her skills at various restaurants in the city-by-the-bay. She then moved to San Diego to become the Banquet Chef at the world famous Sheraton Grande Torrey Pines in La Jolla. Gretchen moved back to San Luis Obispo and opened In Good Taste Catering in 1999. Since then, we have continued to grow and are now considered the premiere caterer for numerous venues and clients throughout San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara counties. For more detailed menu and company information, please visit our website at www.igtcatering.com. Thank you again for the opportunity and we look forward to hearing from you and assisting you in creating a memorable event. IN GOOD TASTE
Catering Web: www.igtcatering.com ingoodtaste@charter.net
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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, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American (New), American (Traditional), British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
500

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.5/5.0
We hired In Good Taste to cater our wedding after having worked for Gretchen as a server while I was in college. I knew her food was delicious and always beautifully presented, but it definitely exceeded our expectations! We loved all of the dishes, especially the apricot chicken! She really knows how to put together menus that have interesting flavors, textures and colors. The service staff were great too, attentive and professional. We would highly recommend In Good Taste to anyone looking for high quality, healthy, delicious food for their wedding!
We hired In Good Taste to cater our wedding after having worked for Gretchen as a server while I was in college. I knew Read more...
We hired In Good Taste to cater our wedding after having worked for Gretchen as a server while I was in college. I knew her food was delicious and always beautifully presented, but it definitely exceeded our expectations! We loved all of the dishes, especially the apricot chicken! She really knows how to put together menus that have interesting flavors, textures and colors. The service staff were great too, attentive and professional. We would highly recommend In Good Taste to anyone looking for high quality, healthy, delicious food for their wedding! Read less
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Chelsea
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
In Good Taste Catering exceeded any and all expectations that we had. Gretchen was our primary contact in the beginning, and when she invited us to a tasting at the restaurant it was all over from there. Gretchen was happy to work with us to create a unique menu; which included butler passed and stationary appetizers, a salad station, grill station, and “comfort food” station. Our cocktail hour and dinner were beautifully presented and delicious! Plus the staff was friendly, responsive, efficient, hard-working, courteous, thoughtful...in short, everything that you would want your wedding catering staff to be.

Between Gretchen and Jennifer, there was always someone available and willing to talk and meet with us to ensure that we were completely comfortable with even the smallest details. These are experienced caterers that think of all the details and made it all happen so we didn't need to worry about a thing, just enjoyed ourselves. The catering, in our humble opinion, could not have been better.

Thank you again Gretchen and Jennifer for helping make July 27th, 2013 the happiest day of our lives.

Chelsea and Brian
In Good Taste Catering exceeded any and all expectations that we had. Gretchen was our primary contact in the beginning, Read more...
In Good Taste Catering exceeded any and all expectations that we had. Gretchen was our primary contact in the beginning, and when she invited us to a tasting at the restaurant it was all over from there. Gretchen was happy to work with us to create a unique menu; which included butler passed and stationary appetizers, a salad station, grill station, and “comfort food” station. Our cocktail hour and dinner were beautifully presented and delicious! Plus the staff was friendly, responsive, efficient, hard-working, courteous, thoughtful...in short, everything that you would want your wedding catering staff to be.

Between Gretchen and Jennifer, there was always someone available and willing to talk and meet with us to ensure that we were completely comfortable with even the smallest details. These are experienced caterers that think of all the details and made it all happen so we didn't need to worry about a thing, just enjoyed ourselves. The catering, in our humble opinion, could not have been better.

Thank you again Gretchen and Jennifer for helping make July 27th, 2013 the happiest day of our lives.

Chelsea and Brian Read less
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Tamara
Wedding:
9/9/2012
3.4/5.0
Gretchen took our ideals and dietary limitations (no wheat, gluten or cow dairy) and made the most delicious meal for our wedding. We have a number of vegetarian and vegan guests and wanted to make sure all of the sides we selected were vegan and she made it happen splendidly (the Quinoa salad w/cranberries was AWESOME!!) Throughout the reception many of our guests kept coming up to us telling us how great the food was.
And the cookies... I am still hearing about the cookies :0) They were amazing!!! We opted to have a small cake just for cutting and the rest of our dessert to be a cookie bar (oatmeal raisin, chocolate chip and snickerdoodle). And because of the dietary restrictions she provided us with gluten free cookie option as well.
And amidst all of the craziness, she made sure that my husband and I ate first :0)

Awesome service and palate pleasing!
Gretchen took our ideals and dietary limitations (no wheat, gluten or cow dairy) and made the most delicious meal for our Read more...
Gretchen took our ideals and dietary limitations (no wheat, gluten or cow dairy) and made the most delicious meal for our wedding. We have a number of vegetarian and vegan guests and wanted to make sure all of the sides we selected were vegan and she made it happen splendidly (the Quinoa salad w/cranberries was AWESOME!!) Throughout the reception many of our guests kept coming up to us telling us how great the food was.
And the cookies... I am still hearing about the cookies :0) They were amazing!!! We opted to have a small cake just for cutting and the rest of our dessert to be a cookie bar (oatmeal raisin, chocolate chip and snickerdoodle). And because of the dietary restrictions she provided us with gluten free cookie option as well.
And amidst all of the craziness, she made sure that my husband and I ate first :0)

Awesome service and palate pleasing! Read less
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Lynn
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Gretchen was a joy to work with. She created a unique menu for our wedding featuring seasonal and local ingredients. The result was a beautifully catered meal that our guests were raving about. Seriously, her food is as good as or better than our favorite restaurants in the Central Coast. My favorite dish from our wedding was the pesto chicken with chardonnay dunken apricots (yum!). When I went up for seconds, there was none left! Our guests really enjoyed themselves.

Now, you can tell a lot about a company by the staff, and I have to say, everyone from In Good Taste Catering was a joy to work with. From bartenders to kitchen staff, all were wonderful in making our wedding day a success. Their happy and helpful attitude made a huge difference in our day, and of course, you could feel it in the food.

Lastly, I have to note that catering was our largest budget item. It was the most important as we felt it would make a lasting impression on our guests. That being said, Gretchen was able to work within the budget we had set, and she was very responsive when it came to finalizing the invoice.

Thank you again for making our wedding day memorable!
Gretchen was a joy to work with. She created a unique menu for our wedding featuring seasonal and local ingredients. The Read more...
Gretchen was a joy to work with. She created a unique menu for our wedding featuring seasonal and local ingredients. The result was a beautifully catered meal that our guests were raving about. Seriously, her food is as good as or better than our favorite restaurants in the Central Coast. My favorite dish from our wedding was the pesto chicken with chardonnay dunken apricots (yum!). When I went up for seconds, there was none left! Our guests really enjoyed themselves.

Now, you can tell a lot about a company by the staff, and I have to say, everyone from In Good Taste Catering was a joy to work with. From bartenders to kitchen staff, all were wonderful in making our wedding day a success. Their happy and helpful attitude made a huge difference in our day, and of course, you could feel it in the food.

Lastly, I have to note that catering was our largest budget item. It was the most important as we felt it would make a lasting impression on our guests. That being said, Gretchen was able to work within the budget we had set, and she was very responsive when it came to finalizing the invoice.

Thank you again for making our wedding day memorable! Read less
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Sandie D
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Gretchen LeMiere of In Good Taste Catering was recommended to us by our wedding coordinator, Taffy Gonzalez of All Traditions. After our initial phone conversation with Gretchen, we immediately knew that she would be a great match for what we called “Team Taffy.”
We selected the BBQ menu to go along with the barn venue at Santa Margarita Ranch. However, this was not a plastic bib-around-the-neck, eat-with-your-hands, and-sauce-dripping-down-your-arms type of BBQ. This was a classy, upscale, kicked-up-a-notch version. Our guests have called it the best wedding food ever. The appetizers were a tasty hit, and her famous homemade cabernet sorbet added another special touch to a delicious meal. The four cheese wheels that she selected for the “cheese cake,” were excellent. The freshly baked cookies never made it into little bags for our guests to take home, as they were snatched up almost immediately when the platters were set out.
We also contracted with In Good Taste to provide the set-up, bartending, and tear-down for our event. Gretchen and her staff were extremely attentive and courteous to our guests’ requests and needs. Gretchen is an absolute joy and extremely easy to work with. Needless to say, another In Good Taste meal would definitely be a treat.
Gretchen LeMiere of In Good Taste Catering was recommended to us by our wedding coordinator, Taffy Gonzalez of All Read more...
Gretchen LeMiere of In Good Taste Catering was recommended to us by our wedding coordinator, Taffy Gonzalez of All Traditions. After our initial phone conversation with Gretchen, we immediately knew that she would be a great match for what we called “Team Taffy.”
We selected the BBQ menu to go along with the barn venue at Santa Margarita Ranch. However, this was not a plastic bib-around-the-neck, eat-with-your-hands, and-sauce-dripping-down-your-arms type of BBQ. This was a classy, upscale, kicked-up-a-notch version. Our guests have called it the best wedding food ever. The appetizers were a tasty hit, and her famous homemade cabernet sorbet added another special touch to a delicious meal. The four cheese wheels that she selected for the “cheese cake,” were excellent. The freshly baked cookies never made it into little bags for our guests to take home, as they were snatched up almost immediately when the platters were set out.
We also contracted with In Good Taste to provide the set-up, bartending, and tear-down for our event. Gretchen and her staff were extremely attentive and courteous to our guests’ requests and needs. Gretchen is an absolute joy and extremely easy to work with. Needless to say, another In Good Taste meal would definitely be a treat. Read less
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Anthony
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
I really don't know where to begin. From the moment the ceremony started to the very end, everything was perfect. The food at the cocktail hour was excellent and the meal choices for dinner couldn't be any better. Every guest raved about the food and service during the entire affair.

I want to thank everyone at "In Good Taste" for the outstanding job that they all did. From the cooks to the servers everyone stepped it up.
I really don't know where to begin. From the moment the ceremony started to the very end, everything was perfect. The food Read more...
I really don't know where to begin. From the moment the ceremony started to the very end, everything was perfect. The food at the cocktail hour was excellent and the meal choices for dinner couldn't be any better. Every guest raved about the food and service during the entire affair.

I want to thank everyone at "In Good Taste" for the outstanding job that they all did. From the cooks to the servers everyone stepped it up. Read less
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mellyns
Wedding:
8/22/2010
5.0/5.0
AMAZING FOOD!

we had the salmon, filet, asparagus, potatoes - good god we were so happy I just wish we had time to eat more.

Elaine is a God send and she is incredible...

good for the price- trust me. :)
AMAZING FOOD!

we had the salmon, filet, asparagus, potatoes - good god we were so happy I just wish we had time Read more...
AMAZING FOOD!

we had the salmon, filet, asparagus, potatoes - good god we were so happy I just wish we had time to eat more.

Elaine is a God send and she is incredible...

good for the price- trust me. :) Read less
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Deborah
Wedding:
9/27/2008
3.9/5.0
We liked working with our caterers. They were fun and easy going. Our vision, however, was slightly different than what we received. Our kids meals were changed and instead of them getting chicken strips and fruit they were served tortellini, which did not go over well. One of the mom's had to make a run to McDonald's. We also wanted our paella as a center piece, more of a presentation, but it was in a chaffing dish. Everyone loved the food and the passed apps especially. Overall, I would recommend, but I would be specific on exactly what you want and what you expect.
We liked working with our caterers. They were fun and easy going. Our vision, however, was slightly different than what we Read more...
We liked working with our caterers. They were fun and easy going. Our vision, however, was slightly different than what we received. Our kids meals were changed and instead of them getting chicken strips and fruit they were served tortellini, which did not go over well. One of the mom's had to make a run to McDonald's. We also wanted our paella as a center piece, more of a presentation, but it was in a chaffing dish. Everyone loved the food and the passed apps especially. Overall, I would recommend, but I would be specific on exactly what you want and what you expect. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
7/11/2008
4.7/5.0
The food and presentation from In Good Taste is worth every penny! I still have people telling me how amazing the appetizers were at our reception! They paid special attention to us at our reception, making sure that the bridal party had appetizers and drinks while we had pictures taken.

They were very flexible with us, as we had a specific dish that we wanted made. They were able to execute it very well from a recipe that my husband makes on a much smaller scale. We also had our dinner served family style, and they did a great job with that.

The catering staff was polite and Elaine and Gretchen are great to work with. They worked with our budget and had lots of wonderful ideas. The only drawback is that it sometimes takes a day or two for them to get back with you, but overall, they are worth it!
The food and presentation from In Good Taste is worth every penny! I still have people telling me how amazing the Read more...
The food and presentation from In Good Taste is worth every penny! I still have people telling me how amazing the appetizers were at our reception! They paid special attention to us at our reception, making sure that the bridal party had appetizers and drinks while we had pictures taken.

They were very flexible with us, as we had a specific dish that we wanted made. They were able to execute it very well from a recipe that my husband makes on a much smaller scale. We also had our dinner served family style, and they did a great job with that.

The catering staff was polite and Elaine and Gretchen are great to work with. They worked with our budget and had lots of wonderful ideas. The only drawback is that it sometimes takes a day or two for them to get back with you, but overall, they are worth it! Read less
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sts
Wedding:
6/29/2008
4.4/5.0
Food and presentation were both excellent! The staff is great and very flexible-they were a bit out of our price range for catering but the staff sat down and really worked hard with us to make a great menu that fit our budget. They also did an excellent tasting with my parents who were in from out of town. I would definitely recommend them!
Food and presentation were both excellent! The staff is great and very flexible-they were a bit out of our price range for Read more...
Food and presentation were both excellent! The staff is great and very flexible-they were a bit out of our price range for catering but the staff sat down and really worked hard with us to make a great menu that fit our budget. They also did an excellent tasting with my parents who were in from out of town. I would definitely recommend them! Read less
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