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Mountain Magic Catering

Truckee , CA
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LOCATION

12298 Whitehorse Road
Truckee, CA 96161 US (map)

PHONE

530-587-5930

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ABOUT US

"Entertain With Magic"



We are a full service off premise event planning and catering business. We specialize and focus fully on your event.

Mountain... Read more
"Entertain With Magic"



We are a full service off premise event planning and catering business. We specialize and focus fully on your event.

Mountain Magic specializes in healthy, elegant, and exquisitely presented foods. Executive Chef/Owner Peter Bowers and his catering team aim to reconstruct and then surpass our client's highest expectations. Our staff is uniformed, professional, cheerful and hard working. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Local
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, Outside Alcohol OK

REVIEWS

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Samantha
Wedding:
7/4/2016
4.8/5.0
Martha and Peter are catering my wedding this August and I couldn't be more excited! They have been so great to work with so far, so flexible and open to scheduling! I have also been a guest at a wedding catered by Magic Mountain and the food is AMAZING!!
Martha and Peter are catering my wedding this August and I couldn't be more excited! They have been so great to work with Read more...
Martha and Peter are catering my wedding this August and I couldn't be more excited! They have been so great to work with so far, so flexible and open to scheduling! I have also been a guest at a wedding catered by Magic Mountain and the food is AMAZING!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Claire
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
I wish they had a restaurant!!! The food was so good! All of our friends and family were enjoyed every bite of this delicious food! If you want things to run smoothly. Hire Martha as your day of event wedding planner!! She is the best!
I wish they had a restaurant!!! The food was so good! All of our friends and family were enjoyed every bite of this Read more...
I wish they had a restaurant!!! The food was so good! All of our friends and family were enjoyed every bite of this delicious food! If you want things to run smoothly. Hire Martha as your day of event wedding planner!! She is the best! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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Claire
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
The food was beyond amazing! I wish they had a restaurant. All of our family and friends raved about how yummy the food was at our wedding. Plus, I highly recommend you use MARTHA as your day of wedding planner. SHE WAS THE BEST!
The food was beyond amazing! I wish they had a restaurant. All of our family and friends raved about how yummy the food Read more...
The food was beyond amazing! I wish they had a restaurant. All of our family and friends raved about how yummy the food was at our wedding. Plus, I highly recommend you use MARTHA as your day of wedding planner. SHE WAS THE BEST! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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Sasa
Wedding:
8/29/2015
5.0/5.0
Our experience with Mountain Magic Catering was wonderful!

I loved Martha from our first meeting and not only did we hire her and Peter to cater our wedding I also hired her to be our wedding planner. This review is not about that but on a side not she did an incredible job.

Our guests were blown away by the food at both our wedding and our rehearsal dinner which they both catered.

The food was fresh, delicious and you can tell from your first bite that Peter is a talented and passionate chef. Being that my father is also a chef I have a great appreciation for every detail that Peter put into our delicious menu.

He gave us way to many choices when he emailed us the list of what to choice from. All were so good. I feel with the amount of options he gives you can put together an incredible feast for your guests.

I feel like most weddings the food is just OK. Food is my passion so it was very important to us that our meal be one of the major highlights of the evening which it was.

The wait staff was great! Hard working and really nice.

Both our evens ran very smoothly.

We highly recommend this company for any of your catering needs.

Thank you Martha and Peter for making our wedding weekend extra special.
Our experience with Mountain Magic Catering was wonderful!

I loved Martha from our first meeting and not only did Read more...
Our experience with Mountain Magic Catering was wonderful!

I loved Martha from our first meeting and not only did we hire her and Peter to cater our wedding I also hired her to be our wedding planner. This review is not about that but on a side not she did an incredible job.

Our guests were blown away by the food at both our wedding and our rehearsal dinner which they both catered.

The food was fresh, delicious and you can tell from your first bite that Peter is a talented and passionate chef. Being that my father is also a chef I have a great appreciation for every detail that Peter put into our delicious menu.

He gave us way to many choices when he emailed us the list of what to choice from. All were so good. I feel with the amount of options he gives you can put together an incredible feast for your guests.

I feel like most weddings the food is just OK. Food is my passion so it was very important to us that our meal be one of the major highlights of the evening which it was.

The wait staff was great! Hard working and really nice.

Both our evens ran very smoothly.

We highly recommend this company for any of your catering needs.

Thank you Martha and Peter for making our wedding weekend extra special. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Colleen
Wedding:
8/15/2015
5.0/5.0
The Mountain Magic people R-O-C-K! The quality of their food and presentation is "top shelf". Every single thing was absolutely delicious, and their attention to even the smallest of details was simply amazing. Our particular venue was especially challenging for the caterers, and caused the servers to carry many pieces of very heavy equipment up and down many difficult staircases. Each member of the Mountain Magic staff was just incredible ~~ and carried out their duties, in the face of these challenges, with wonderful welcoming smiles. I would highly recommend the good folks at Mountain Magic for any kind of event. When you use Mountain Magic, you don't have to worry about a single thing not being very capably handled. These people know how to do it right! I will use them again.... and again.... and again. They truly are magic ~~~~~
The Mountain Magic people R-O-C-K! The quality of their food and presentation is "top shelf". Every single thing was Read more...
The Mountain Magic people R-O-C-K! The quality of their food and presentation is "top shelf". Every single thing was absolutely delicious, and their attention to even the smallest of details was simply amazing. Our particular venue was especially challenging for the caterers, and caused the servers to carry many pieces of very heavy equipment up and down many difficult staircases. Each member of the Mountain Magic staff was just incredible ~~ and carried out their duties, in the face of these challenges, with wonderful welcoming smiles. I would highly recommend the good folks at Mountain Magic for any kind of event. When you use Mountain Magic, you don't have to worry about a single thing not being very capably handled. These people know how to do it right! I will use them again.... and again.... and again. They truly are magic ~~~~~ Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Private User
Wedding:
8/9/2015
5.0/5.0
We hired Mountain Magic Catering for our Lake Tahoe wedding this past Sunday. Leading up to our wedding, Peter and Martha were extremely helpful and quick to respond to any of our questions and concerns. On the big day, they were prompt and had a great service staff. Every staff member on site was polite, professional, and went above and beyond our expectations. Now...on to the food! The food was amazing! All of our guests complimented how delicious the food was from the appetizers to the main course. In addition to the tasty food, the presentation was beautiful. We also received many compliments about all the displays provided by Mountain Magic. After the wedding was over, they were quick to clean up and were extremely prompt and organized. We would highly recommend hiring Mountain Magic Catering for any event, they do an outstanding job. It is obvious they care about their clients and passionate about what they do.
We hired Mountain Magic Catering for our Lake Tahoe wedding this past Sunday. Leading up to our wedding, Peter and Martha Read more...
We hired Mountain Magic Catering for our Lake Tahoe wedding this past Sunday. Leading up to our wedding, Peter and Martha were extremely helpful and quick to respond to any of our questions and concerns. On the big day, they were prompt and had a great service staff. Every staff member on site was polite, professional, and went above and beyond our expectations. Now...on to the food! The food was amazing! All of our guests complimented how delicious the food was from the appetizers to the main course. In addition to the tasty food, the presentation was beautiful. We also received many compliments about all the displays provided by Mountain Magic. After the wedding was over, they were quick to clean up and were extremely prompt and organized. We would highly recommend hiring Mountain Magic Catering for any event, they do an outstanding job. It is obvious they care about their clients and passionate about what they do. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/8/2015
4.9/5.0
Mountain Magic catered our wedding on 8/8/15 and had everybody talking about how amazing the food was! They were one of our first hires for the wedding and we could not be happier. They were easy to communicate with and helped us put together a delicious Mexican food menu that was within our limited budget.

Peter, the head chef, sent us an extensive list of options for the appetizers, sides and main courses. We met with Martha, the lead coordinator, a few months before the wedding to talk about the menu and go over all of the services they would provide the day of. They provided the full catering staff, including licensed bartenders, and took care of the clean up after the dinner. Both Martha and Peter were very responsive to all of our questions and made sure we had everything we needed for our wedding.

The dinner was great! Not only was the presentation of the buffet great, the flavors of the food were so tasty! The meats at the fajita bar were great and all the different salsa options were to die for. The catering staff was friendly and the bar tenders were great.

I would highly recommend Mountain Magic for all of those having their wedding in the Lake Tahoe region!
Mountain Magic catered our wedding on 8/8/15 and had everybody talking about how amazing the food was! They were one of Read more...
Mountain Magic catered our wedding on 8/8/15 and had everybody talking about how amazing the food was! They were one of our first hires for the wedding and we could not be happier. They were easy to communicate with and helped us put together a delicious Mexican food menu that was within our limited budget.

Peter, the head chef, sent us an extensive list of options for the appetizers, sides and main courses. We met with Martha, the lead coordinator, a few months before the wedding to talk about the menu and go over all of the services they would provide the day of. They provided the full catering staff, including licensed bartenders, and took care of the clean up after the dinner. Both Martha and Peter were very responsive to all of our questions and made sure we had everything we needed for our wedding.

The dinner was great! Not only was the presentation of the buffet great, the flavors of the food were so tasty! The meats at the fajita bar were great and all the different salsa options were to die for. The catering staff was friendly and the bar tenders were great.

I would highly recommend Mountain Magic for all of those having their wedding in the Lake Tahoe region! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Jamie
Wedding:
7/18/2015
3.3/5.0
I have mixed feelings about booking Mountain Magic for my wedding. First, I would like to say the food was AMAZING!!!! They had a wonderful menu for us to choose from and the selections we made turned out great. We had the tri-tip and chicken as our main dishes and then wonderful tomato salad and other delicious sides. The appetizers were amazing as well. The servers even made sure to save some and bring them over for the bridal party to enjoy while we were finishing up with our photos. One a different note, we hired a bar tender through them which we were very dissapointed with. He was very unprofessional and we wish that we would have just paid a friend to come do the job. One of our complaints with the bar tender are that he over poured to our guests. he filled the mason jar mugs to the top with wine and didn't even attempt to measure out the rum in our signature drink. He pretty much just poured in rum 3/4 of the way to the top and then splashed some juice on top. He also left the bar a mess. He barely even refilled the beverage dispensers that we had with water and lemonade and he just though all of the boxes in the bushes behind the table. When the bar switched to self serve at 9pm he did not stock up any of the bins with drinks and ice and he did not clean up any of his mess. Another negative thing was the owner's attitude at the event and communication leading up to the event. There were some errors with the final invoice that he never fixed before the event so it made it difficult to give him the final payment at the event. Then he went up to the groom and gave him a hard time that he needed the tip before they left. The groom obviously didn't have cash on him and was prepared to make that determination, especially since the final invoice was still never even fixed. It was very rude to bother the groom on his wedding day and just very unprofessional. If they needed the tip before the event was over that should have been stated on the final invoice.
I have mixed feelings about booking Mountain Magic for my wedding. First, I would like to say the food was AMAZING!!!! Read more...
I have mixed feelings about booking Mountain Magic for my wedding. First, I would like to say the food was AMAZING!!!! They had a wonderful menu for us to choose from and the selections we made turned out great. We had the tri-tip and chicken as our main dishes and then wonderful tomato salad and other delicious sides. The appetizers were amazing as well. The servers even made sure to save some and bring them over for the bridal party to enjoy while we were finishing up with our photos. One a different note, we hired a bar tender through them which we were very dissapointed with. He was very unprofessional and we wish that we would have just paid a friend to come do the job. One of our complaints with the bar tender are that he over poured to our guests. he filled the mason jar mugs to the top with wine and didn't even attempt to measure out the rum in our signature drink. He pretty much just poured in rum 3/4 of the way to the top and then splashed some juice on top. He also left the bar a mess. He barely even refilled the beverage dispensers that we had with water and lemonade and he just though all of the boxes in the bushes behind the table. When the bar switched to self serve at 9pm he did not stock up any of the bins with drinks and ice and he did not clean up any of his mess. Another negative thing was the owner's attitude at the event and communication leading up to the event. There were some errors with the final invoice that he never fixed before the event so it made it difficult to give him the final payment at the event. Then he went up to the groom and gave him a hard time that he needed the tip before they left. The groom obviously didn't have cash on him and was prepared to make that determination, especially since the final invoice was still never even fixed. It was very rude to bother the groom on his wedding day and just very unprofessional. If they needed the tip before the event was over that should have been stated on the final invoice. Read less
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Mountain Magic Catering responded with the following comments:

Jamie, Thank you for the constructive notes. Aaron who tended bar at your Event no longer works with Mountain Magic. He was pulled from our independent contractor list after your reception. This was entirely due to what we also experienced day of as explained in your note.
We apologize for any misunderstanding on the gratuity not included in our pricing.
Jon, the groom was our contact person from day one and our only person in your wedding party night of who was in contact with us.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We hired Mountain Magic Catering for both catering and day of coordinating for our Sept Tahoe wedding.
The food was phenomenal! Even our picky SF "foodie" friends were deeply impressed. The portion sizes were generous and everything was grilled to restaurant-quality perfection. The steak was excellent and the sauces were inventive. This did not feel just like "wedding food". Everything was fresh and very farm-to-table.
Next, the prices are also very reasonable.
Also, MMC was the only caterer we met with that seemed to offer a thoughtful vegetarian entree (they did a stuffed pepper with quinoa and not just more pasta, etc).
Finally, Martha's day of services were essential to the success of our event. Her calm demeanor and attention to detail pulled everything together seamlessly (no small task - especially a last minute shift to have an indoor ceremony due to rain). The below negative review about set-up is very counter to what we experienced as we delivered boxes of decor, etc the day of and everything was set-up exquisitely. (maybe hiring the day of services make the difference here???) Her efforts really helped capture the vision for our wedding and allowed us to not think about details and enjoy our event. Everything felt polished, elegant, and romantic.
Thank you Martha and Peter!
We hired Mountain Magic Catering for both catering and day of coordinating for our Sept Tahoe wedding.
The food was Read more...
We hired Mountain Magic Catering for both catering and day of coordinating for our Sept Tahoe wedding.
The food was phenomenal! Even our picky SF "foodie" friends were deeply impressed. The portion sizes were generous and everything was grilled to restaurant-quality perfection. The steak was excellent and the sauces were inventive. This did not feel just like "wedding food". Everything was fresh and very farm-to-table.
Next, the prices are also very reasonable.
Also, MMC was the only caterer we met with that seemed to offer a thoughtful vegetarian entree (they did a stuffed pepper with quinoa and not just more pasta, etc).
Finally, Martha's day of services were essential to the success of our event. Her calm demeanor and attention to detail pulled everything together seamlessly (no small task - especially a last minute shift to have an indoor ceremony due to rain). The below negative review about set-up is very counter to what we experienced as we delivered boxes of decor, etc the day of and everything was set-up exquisitely. (maybe hiring the day of services make the difference here???) Her efforts really helped capture the vision for our wedding and allowed us to not think about details and enjoy our event. Everything felt polished, elegant, and romantic.
Thank you Martha and Peter! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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Kelly
Wedding:
8/9/2014
4.5/5.0
Martha and Peter at Mountain Magic catered my wedding in August and I could not have been happier with them and the food! I've been to a LOT of weddings and their food was above and beyond my favorite. Everything was organic/ healthy/ and as local as possible and it was very true to Tahoe. They set up a carving station- which I highly suggest- and the buffet and passed appetizer presentation was fantastic. I was slightly worried because we didn't do a tasting before-hand, but when we met with Martha to go over the menu we could smell all the amazing food coming from the kitchen. They had an extensive seasonal menu to choose from and they seemed very flexible to discuss any changes had we needed them. I had heard about MM not slicing cake, but with clear communication beforehand I had no issues. The one hitch was our bartenders- which are provided by MM. We were very disappointed with their service (slow pouring/ not knowing basic mixed drinks/ claiming there was none of x alcohol or mix left although it was found later, and at one point they left with no one to take over. Overall I think Peter and Martha and their food is beyond worth it.
Martha and Peter at Mountain Magic catered my wedding in August and I could not have been happier with them and the food! Read more...
Martha and Peter at Mountain Magic catered my wedding in August and I could not have been happier with them and the food! I've been to a LOT of weddings and their food was above and beyond my favorite. Everything was organic/ healthy/ and as local as possible and it was very true to Tahoe. They set up a carving station- which I highly suggest- and the buffet and passed appetizer presentation was fantastic. I was slightly worried because we didn't do a tasting before-hand, but when we met with Martha to go over the menu we could smell all the amazing food coming from the kitchen. They had an extensive seasonal menu to choose from and they seemed very flexible to discuss any changes had we needed them. I had heard about MM not slicing cake, but with clear communication beforehand I had no issues. The one hitch was our bartenders- which are provided by MM. We were very disappointed with their service (slow pouring/ not knowing basic mixed drinks/ claiming there was none of x alcohol or mix left although it was found later, and at one point they left with no one to take over. Overall I think Peter and Martha and their food is beyond worth it. Read less
Services Used: Catering

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