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Love At First Bite Catering

Huntington Beach , CA
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LOCATION

18281 Gothard St. #108
Huntington Beach, CA 92648 US (map)

PHONE

714-375-5566

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ABOUT US

We are delighted to familiarize you with our family owned business and we are proud to have been serving the Orange County, Long Beach and surrounding areas for over 32 years. We are... Read more
We are delighted to familiarize you with our family owned business and we are proud to have been serving the Orange County, Long Beach and surrounding areas for over 32 years. We are committed to offering exceptional food, service and event rentals at an affordable price.

We chose to remain an intimate boutique styled kitchen & operations. We provide the freshest ingredients purchased specifically for your event. Our Mission is to make your vision a reality.

There is amazingly great competition in this area and we appreciate you considering us. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, 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, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Polynesian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
Yes. Tastings may have to be modified though, based on menu. Certain menu items cannot be prepared in small quantities.
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
Yes. We are partnered with excellent pastry chefs.
If a bride decides to bring her own wedding cake, do you have a cake cutting fee? If yes, how much is the fee?
We are happy to provide a complimentary cake cutting service and Champagne toast when client has their own supplier. But we do need to know this in advance and serving staff is hired.
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
We are not licensed to sell alcohol but can help with the arrangements. We are fully insured to serve and we can coordinate, setup, and pour. We are not allowed by law to mark up the alcohol, receive money, or deliver. So what we do is have our vendor deliver and have the customer pay them direct. It's a service of ours so you can enjoy your wedding day and not have to worry about other issues.
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
Yes. We are fully licensed to serve but this needs to be prearranged as well to be sure enough staffing is hired.
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
We are happy to be your one stop service and can handle all your event needs!
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
Yes. Event Coordinators, Captains, Servers, Bartenders, Busboys, and Culinary staff, incuding BBQ & Action Chefs.
What is your maximum catering capacity?
2200

REVIEWS

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Camille
Wedding:
8/18/2012
0.0/5.0
The caterer was 2.5 hours late to our wedding and did not follow the details of our contract. Our families & wedding party had to rush to set up the entire reception during the cocktail hour when it should have been ready prior to the ceremony beginning. The reception duration was cut in half due to this huge error. The catering manager passed our family and our complaints to the owner who was unaware of many of the details and not present the day of the wedding. The owner has refused to admit their mistake and the disaster they caused.

The stress we have experienced after the wedding has been far worse than the stress & grief we felt on the day of our wedding. There is no excuse for their unprofessionalism.
The caterer was 2.5 hours late to our wedding and did not follow the details of our contract. Our families & wedding party Read more...
The caterer was 2.5 hours late to our wedding and did not follow the details of our contract. Our families & wedding party had to rush to set up the entire reception during the cocktail hour when it should have been ready prior to the ceremony beginning. The reception duration was cut in half due to this huge error. The catering manager passed our family and our complaints to the owner who was unaware of many of the details and not present the day of the wedding. The owner has refused to admit their mistake and the disaster they caused.

The stress we have experienced after the wedding has been far worse than the stress & grief we felt on the day of our wedding. There is no excuse for their unprofessionalism. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Love At First Bite Catering responded with the following comments:

We are very distressed by this review; no one should have any stress added on their special day. But this review is not factual and is under dispute. I welcome anyone to ask us or please review with the BBB.
Our contract was to supply rentals & only the hors d’oeuvres with a serving staff of two for the cocktail hour. We quoted client a full service proposal but the client chose to do their own thing. They asked our staff of two to remain afterwards and “assist” them with the buffet china service for 135, this menu service was NOT a Love at First Bite service.

Our crew did arrive on time but inadvertently forgot a few of the linens ordered. (4 cocktail table linens and linen napkins). When we discovered this, I, the business owner, did bring them to the site personally. These items, only, did arrive late but were set up before event started. Everything else was on site on time.

Client was to set up their own reception area but when I arrived with the late linens, it had not even been started. We were not contracted to set up reception table settings, but WE DID. I think the lack of communication came from the client and their coordinator. We were informed the week of the wedding that they had a wedding coordinator. We tried to contact her but did not hear back from her until the afternoon the day before the wedding.

Points from this review: Crew arrived on time. But yes, 4 of the cocktail table linens and the linen napkins were late, but arrived before event time.

The family/friends were supposed to set up reception. I do not understand why they did not set up. Only the linen napkins were late. Everything else was onsite…

Our catering manager did inform us, the owners, and I WAS present the day of the wedding. I helped set all table settings! (This once again was not in our contract to do). We have acknowledged our mistake with the linens that were late (even though they arrived before event and we set up tables). We have repeatedly tried to work with client. Clients Mother even sent angry email over the menu meal. Once again we did not supply this! We only supplied appetizer for the Cocktail hour…

LAFB has been in business for 30 years! We are distressed by this too.
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Maria
Wedding:
4/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Love at First Bite - Huntington Beach, was the best caterer I've ever dealt with!

First and most important, the food is amazing! We had so many compliments from our guests.

We had a buffet BBQ style dinner at our wedding. I HIGHLY recommend a buffet in general. They did an amazing presentation and it tasted perfect, just like our trial tasting....

The apps were plenty to go around, we didn't run out (which is often a complaint at weddings right?) The spread again, was really pretty.

They were super professional, the waitstaff, bartenders and buspeople were all amazing, friendly & accomodating.

A special compliment to Shelly Fronk (who assisted me as well as a "pre-wedding & day of" coordinator through Love at First Bite). If you can, work with her b/c she's fabulous.
Love at First Bite - Huntington Beach, was the best caterer I've ever dealt with!

First and most important, the Read more...
Love at First Bite - Huntington Beach, was the best caterer I've ever dealt with!

First and most important, the food is amazing! We had so many compliments from our guests.

We had a buffet BBQ style dinner at our wedding. I HIGHLY recommend a buffet in general. They did an amazing presentation and it tasted perfect, just like our trial tasting....

The apps were plenty to go around, we didn't run out (which is often a complaint at weddings right?) The spread again, was really pretty.

They were super professional, the waitstaff, bartenders and buspeople were all amazing, friendly & accomodating.

A special compliment to Shelly Fronk (who assisted me as well as a "pre-wedding & day of" coordinator through Love at First Bite). If you can, work with her b/c she's fabulous. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Helen
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Love At First Bite was great. Shelly and her crew were great. The food was good, great service, helped us coordinate everything from helpful referrals, setup, planning, arranging party rentals.....Shelly helped with all of it. Our wedding day was perfect!
Love At First Bite was great. Shelly and her crew were great. The food was good, great service, helped us coordinate Read more...
Love At First Bite was great. Shelly and her crew were great. The food was good, great service, helped us coordinate everything from helpful referrals, setup, planning, arranging party rentals.....Shelly helped with all of it. Our wedding day was perfect! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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applebyday
Wedding:
8/23/2008
5.0/5.0
This is the best caterer ever. It more then a caterer, they did everything for me....Ask for shelly! The food was amazing. My guest are still emailing me and texting about how good everything was. They really made me as a bride stress free!
This is the best caterer ever. It more then a caterer, they did everything for me....Ask for shelly! The food was amazing. Read more...
This is the best caterer ever. It more then a caterer, they did everything for me....Ask for shelly! The food was amazing. My guest are still emailing me and texting about how good everything was. They really made me as a bride stress free! Read less
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