Nophoto-130

Phil's Catering

Grover Beach , CA

LOCATION

967 Huber Street
Grover Beach, CA US 93433 (map)

PHONE

805-489-3869

WEBSITE

View website
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.
Catering

REVIEWS

4.6
out of 5.0
4.8/5.0
4.6/5.0
4.5/5.0
4.7/5.0
4.5/5.0
Sort by
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Craig & KIm
Wedding:
5/4/2014
4.8/5.0
We chose Phil's catering at kind of the last minute for our wedding. It was a small wedding of only 30 people, but we were treated as well as I would have expected for a large event of 300 or more. Gary was easy to get hold of, great to talk to, and made excellent suggestions (even at the last minute) to make our event terrific. He even coordinated all of the rentals that we needed from Taylor Rents in San Luis (with a discount too). We had a BBQ brought out to our home for the wedding (also a rental from Phil's) and the food was cooked right there. All of the guests raved about the food.

I gave only a score of 4 for professionalism for two reasons - first, the chef/cook remained dressed in a white t-shirt with an apron on for the entire service - even after the cooking was done at the BBQ. We greatly appreciated him helping out Connie with the service, but it would have been nice if he had put a nicer shirt on when he did so. The second reason was when one of our guests spilled some champagne, I went to him looking for a towel and he gave me one. As the groom, I expected that he might actually come over and clean the spill himself.

Overall, the food was excellent and our server, Connie, was wonderful. Gary was excellent to deal with and we would use them again for another event.
We chose Phil's catering at kind of the last minute for our wedding. It was a small wedding of only 30 people, but we were Read more...
We chose Phil's catering at kind of the last minute for our wedding. It was a small wedding of only 30 people, but we were treated as well as I would have expected for a large event of 300 or more. Gary was easy to get hold of, great to talk to, and made excellent suggestions (even at the last minute) to make our event terrific. He even coordinated all of the rentals that we needed from Taylor Rents in San Luis (with a discount too). We had a BBQ brought out to our home for the wedding (also a rental from Phil's) and the food was cooked right there. All of the guests raved about the food.

I gave only a score of 4 for professionalism for two reasons - first, the chef/cook remained dressed in a white t-shirt with an apron on for the entire service - even after the cooking was done at the BBQ. We greatly appreciated him helping out Connie with the service, but it would have been nice if he had put a nicer shirt on when he did so. The second reason was when one of our guests spilled some champagne, I went to him looking for a towel and he gave me one. As the groom, I expected that he might actually come over and clean the spill himself.

Overall, the food was excellent and our server, Connie, was wonderful. Gary was excellent to deal with and we would use them again for another event. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Jeremiah
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Delicious food! Very professional!
Delicious food! Very professional!
Delicious food! Very professional! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Heather
Wedding:
9/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Gary at Phil's was awesome! So helpful. Went through so many revisions(mostly because of me) with me and even helped me with the rentals (tables and chairs and whatnot) which I had thought I would have to do through a third party. One of the lowest cost caterers we talked to too.
Gary at Phil's was awesome! So helpful. Went through so many revisions(mostly because of me) with me and even helped me Read more...
Gary at Phil's was awesome! So helpful. Went through so many revisions(mostly because of me) with me and even helped me with the rentals (tables and chairs and whatnot) which I had thought I would have to do through a third party. One of the lowest cost caterers we talked to too. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Elaina
Wedding:
9/1/2013
4.5/5.0
The food at our wedding was fantastic! I've heard that guests never remember the food unless it was awful, but in our case everyone raved about the food and it's still one of the biggest things they are talking about weeks after the wedding. Sheila was our head server, and she was incredible! She served us at the head table so we didn't have to get up, and made it so that we actually got to sit and eat our meal! She even packed up some cake for us and had forks set aside to send to our hotel room that night. It was sometimes difficult to get a hold of Gary to organize the rentals, but he's the chef so it didn't bother me that much and his food was so perfect both at the tasting and at the wedding that it's all I cared about!!
The food at our wedding was fantastic! I've heard that guests never remember the food unless it was awful, but in our case Read more...
The food at our wedding was fantastic! I've heard that guests never remember the food unless it was awful, but in our case everyone raved about the food and it's still one of the biggest things they are talking about weeks after the wedding. Sheila was our head server, and she was incredible! She served us at the head table so we didn't have to get up, and made it so that we actually got to sit and eat our meal! She even packed up some cake for us and had forks set aside to send to our hotel room that night. It was sometimes difficult to get a hold of Gary to organize the rentals, but he's the chef so it didn't bother me that much and his food was so perfect both at the tasting and at the wedding that it's all I cared about!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
sarah
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Amazing catering company!! Gary is super responsive and helpful and was quick to accommodate to my ever changing plans. All the staff were professional and SUPER HELPFUL! Our banquet manager Sheila was amazing and helped me figure out all the last minute details I hadn't even thought of! The food was a hit and I had so many compliments on how great everything was... especially the Tri-Tip... YUM!! On top of all this the value is UNBEATABLE... honestly I was shocked! Thank you so much to all the staff for being a part of our wedding and helping in any way possible!
Amazing catering company!! Gary is super responsive and helpful and was quick to accommodate to my ever changing plans. Read more...
Amazing catering company!! Gary is super responsive and helpful and was quick to accommodate to my ever changing plans. All the staff were professional and SUPER HELPFUL! Our banquet manager Sheila was amazing and helped me figure out all the last minute details I hadn't even thought of! The food was a hit and I had so many compliments on how great everything was... especially the Tri-Tip... YUM!! On top of all this the value is UNBEATABLE... honestly I was shocked! Thank you so much to all the staff for being a part of our wedding and helping in any way possible! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I used Phil's catering for my wedding in Paso Robles at a vineyard. From the tasting to the actual event, the food was superb. Gary, the owner was highly recommended by my wedding planner and it was easy to see why. His staff was very friendly. While I hear most brides eat anything at dinner, I finished my whole plate! I would recommend Phil's Catering in a heartbeat!
I used Phil's catering for my wedding in Paso Robles at a vineyard. From the tasting to the actual event, the food was Read more...
I used Phil's catering for my wedding in Paso Robles at a vineyard. From the tasting to the actual event, the food was superb. Gary, the owner was highly recommended by my wedding planner and it was easy to see why. His staff was very friendly. While I hear most brides eat anything at dinner, I finished my whole plate! I would recommend Phil's Catering in a heartbeat! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Loved the food!!! The chef, the banquet manager, the banquet servers all did an amazing job
Loved the food!!! The chef, the banquet manager, the banquet servers all did an amazing job
Loved the food!!! The chef, the banquet manager, the banquet servers all did an amazing job Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Diana
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Gary and his staff were a real pleasure to work with. Gary had us over to his private kitchen for our tasting and that was a really good experience in itself, the food was so good. All of our guests were raving about the food and the staff was so good with their interaction with our guests. The banquet manager took good care of us and made sure we never had to lift a finger. the bartender was so friendly and had all of our guests entertained when they went up to the bar to drink and socialize.
Gary and his staff were a real pleasure to work with. Gary had us over to his private kitchen for our tasting and that was Read more...
Gary and his staff were a real pleasure to work with. Gary had us over to his private kitchen for our tasting and that was a really good experience in itself, the food was so good. All of our guests were raving about the food and the staff was so good with their interaction with our guests. The banquet manager took good care of us and made sure we never had to lift a finger. the bartender was so friendly and had all of our guests entertained when they went up to the bar to drink and socialize. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I would recommend Phil's catering to anyone in the future for any large event. The food and service were amazing. I got comments from a good half of our guests who told me how good the food was.

They organized and set up all of the rentals for us. The staff sent to our wedding was awesome, very friendly and professional. They did the set up exactly as I wanted them to and they were there and prepared on time. They even had an extra table cloth for my cake table!

We received exceptional food, service and prices. I highly recommend Phil's catering to any bride and groom on the Central Coast, (my husband would tell you the exact same thing except he wasn't there for all of the set up and work that went in before the wedding).
I would recommend Phil's catering to anyone in the future for any large event. The food and service were amazing. I got Read more...
I would recommend Phil's catering to anyone in the future for any large event. The food and service were amazing. I got comments from a good half of our guests who told me how good the food was.

They organized and set up all of the rentals for us. The staff sent to our wedding was awesome, very friendly and professional. They did the set up exactly as I wanted them to and they were there and prepared on time. They even had an extra table cloth for my cake table!

We received exceptional food, service and prices. I highly recommend Phil's catering to any bride and groom on the Central Coast, (my husband would tell you the exact same thing except he wasn't there for all of the set up and work that went in before the wedding). Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths,
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Jasmine
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
I was so impressed by the service at our wedding! First, the food was better than when we tasted originally. The staff was great, helpful and professional. And most importantly, Phil's catering was affordable and we still got the menu we wanted.
I was so impressed by the service at our wedding! First, the food was better than when we tasted originally. The staff was Read more...
I was so impressed by the service at our wedding! First, the food was better than when we tasted originally. The staff was great, helpful and professional. And most importantly, Phil's catering was affordable and we still got the menu we wanted. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are from Alaska and were married in San Luis Obispo, CA on September 22nd, 2012. We were looking for a full service caterer that was easy to work with, affordable, and offered Santa Maria Style BBQ. Phil’s Catering gave us everything we were looking for! In researching other caterers, I didn’t find a caterer in the San Luis Obispo area that could beat their prices for not only food, but for the services they also offered. During the planning process Gary worked with our budget and answered every one of our fifty million questions promptly and professionally.

We elected to have a buffet style dinner with tri-tip, tequila chicken, roasted veggies, fresh fruit, mashed potatoes, and sour dough bread. The food was excellent and the meat was grilled on site! Our guests could not get enough of the tequila chicken! The staff was also amazing; Chris was our Banquet Manager and was everything we could have wished for. She took charge and everything we asked of her and her staff was taken care of. Everyone looked professional; wearing company uniforms, had great attitudes, and were very accommodating.

If you’re looking for an excellent caterer in the San Luis Obispo CA area then use Phil’s Catering! My husband and I could not have asked for anything better!
My husband and I are from Alaska and were married in San Luis Obispo, CA on September 22nd, 2012. We were looking for a Read more...
My husband and I are from Alaska and were married in San Luis Obispo, CA on September 22nd, 2012. We were looking for a full service caterer that was easy to work with, affordable, and offered Santa Maria Style BBQ. Phil’s Catering gave us everything we were looking for! In researching other caterers, I didn’t find a caterer in the San Luis Obispo area that could beat their prices for not only food, but for the services they also offered. During the planning process Gary worked with our budget and answered every one of our fifty million questions promptly and professionally.

We elected to have a buffet style dinner with tri-tip, tequila chicken, roasted veggies, fresh fruit, mashed potatoes, and sour dough bread. The food was excellent and the meat was grilled on site! Our guests could not get enough of the tequila chicken! The staff was also amazing; Chris was our Banquet Manager and was everything we could have wished for. She took charge and everything we asked of her and her staff was taken care of. Everyone looked professional; wearing company uniforms, had great attitudes, and were very accommodating.

If you’re looking for an excellent caterer in the San Luis Obispo CA area then use Phil’s Catering! My husband and I could not have asked for anything better! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Brianne
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend hiring Phil's Catering! Right from the beginning they were a pleasure to work with. Gary was wonderful during our tasting and answered all our questions (believe me, I had a lot!) . We planned our wedding from Orange County and Gary made it so easy on us!

The banquet staff was very professional, took such great care of us and really gave us a personal experience. Our banquet manager, Chris, gave us VIP service and even brought us some appetizers during our photos! We were starving and so thankful for her thoughtfulness! I heard many compliments about how friendly the bartender was and my sister was very impressed that one of the servers sliced my little nephew's tri tip for him without hesitation!

The food was wonderful! My husband and I made sure we had time to enjoy it and are still getting compliments from guests about how great it was. My mom is still craving their crab cakes! They also handled all our rentals and set up...everything went very smooth and looked great!

Last, but not least, the price was fantastic for such great quality food and service! My husband and I couldn't have asked for a better fit! Thanks Gary, Chris and your amazing staff for making our day so wonderful!
I would highly recommend hiring Phil's Catering! Right from the beginning they were a pleasure to work with. Gary was Read more...
I would highly recommend hiring Phil's Catering! Right from the beginning they were a pleasure to work with. Gary was wonderful during our tasting and answered all our questions (believe me, I had a lot!) . We planned our wedding from Orange County and Gary made it so easy on us!

The banquet staff was very professional, took such great care of us and really gave us a personal experience. Our banquet manager, Chris, gave us VIP service and even brought us some appetizers during our photos! We were starving and so thankful for her thoughtfulness! I heard many compliments about how friendly the bartender was and my sister was very impressed that one of the servers sliced my little nephew's tri tip for him without hesitation!

The food was wonderful! My husband and I made sure we had time to enjoy it and are still getting compliments from guests about how great it was. My mom is still craving their crab cakes! They also handled all our rentals and set up...everything went very smooth and looked great!

Last, but not least, the price was fantastic for such great quality food and service! My husband and I couldn't have asked for a better fit! Thanks Gary, Chris and your amazing staff for making our day so wonderful! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Lauren
Wedding:
7/14/2012
4.8/5.0
Phil's Catering did a great job at our wedding! We also used their services for our rehearsal dinner which was also great! The food was delicious and they have so many types of food to chose from. We did Italian at the rehearsal dinner and tri-tip and chicken at the wedding. Guests from both events loved the food! They were also very helpful with ordering other items we needed for the event, such as a dance floor, linens and ice trailer. This made it easy to just work with one person. The website has answers to many questions on the FAQ section. Sometimes I felt as though they were annoyed with some of my questions but in the end everything was great! They also have pretty affordable rates compared to other caters in the area.
Phil's Catering did a great job at our wedding! We also used their services for our rehearsal dinner which was also great! Read more...
Phil's Catering did a great job at our wedding! We also used their services for our rehearsal dinner which was also great! The food was delicious and they have so many types of food to chose from. We did Italian at the rehearsal dinner and tri-tip and chicken at the wedding. Guests from both events loved the food! They were also very helpful with ordering other items we needed for the event, such as a dance floor, linens and ice trailer. This made it easy to just work with one person. The website has answers to many questions on the FAQ section. Sometimes I felt as though they were annoyed with some of my questions but in the end everything was great! They also have pretty affordable rates compared to other caters in the area. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
jhanson21
Wedding:
12/21/2011
4.9/5.0
I really loved working with Gary from Phils. He was so nice and helped me work out a great menu! He was great at responding to all of my many questions, and I had a TON of questions. I planned my wedding from Oregon and Gary definitely made it very easy on me. The staff was also wonderful! Our banquet manager was so nice and really served us well. Our dinner was buffet style and our banquet manager served us and was very tentative and made sure we got plenty of food and drinks! The only negative thing I have to say is that the barley pilaf that I ordered was a bit disappointing but overall the food was great and I received many many compliments, everyone left full and satisfied.
I really loved working with Gary from Phils. He was so nice and helped me work out a great menu! He was great at Read more...
I really loved working with Gary from Phils. He was so nice and helped me work out a great menu! He was great at responding to all of my many questions, and I had a TON of questions. I planned my wedding from Oregon and Gary definitely made it very easy on me. The staff was also wonderful! Our banquet manager was so nice and really served us well. Our dinner was buffet style and our banquet manager served us and was very tentative and made sure we got plenty of food and drinks! The only negative thing I have to say is that the barley pilaf that I ordered was a bit disappointing but overall the food was great and I received many many compliments, everyone left full and satisfied. Read less
Services Used: Catering
130x130_sq_1291608291769-cimg2487
Nikki
Wedding:
10/9/2011
3.3/5.0
We used Phils for our wedding at Santa Margarita Ranch. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent, Chef Andy was very nice. The bartenders were great, even helped me get the red wine out of my dress.
But that doesn't out shine the 2 bad things that happened. My credit card was double charged a week apart from each other. Which maxed it out and over draft my account. Not to mention it took more than a week to get a credit back on my card from Phil's. Don't trust them with your credit card!
And the second. Many of my guests never got any cake. When asked what happened to the cake here are some of the responses I got:
stray cats ate it, it was dried up and it was thrown away, there wasn't any left, I didn't leave any boxes for left overs, etc etc... Truth is I think it was just thrown away and no one would fess up to it. That cake was for 150 people. I talked to about 40 of my guest who said they never were offered any so there should have been a ton left over. I don't know what happened.

I don't think that after my experience I would recommend them which is sad because I really enjoyed the staff that we had for the wedding.
We used Phils for our wedding at Santa Margarita Ranch. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent, Read more...
We used Phils for our wedding at Santa Margarita Ranch. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent, Chef Andy was very nice. The bartenders were great, even helped me get the red wine out of my dress.
But that doesn't out shine the 2 bad things that happened. My credit card was double charged a week apart from each other. Which maxed it out and over draft my account. Not to mention it took more than a week to get a credit back on my card from Phil's. Don't trust them with your credit card!
And the second. Many of my guests never got any cake. When asked what happened to the cake here are some of the responses I got:
stray cats ate it, it was dried up and it was thrown away, there wasn't any left, I didn't leave any boxes for left overs, etc etc... Truth is I think it was just thrown away and no one would fess up to it. That cake was for 150 people. I talked to about 40 of my guest who said they never were offered any so there should have been a ton left over. I don't know what happened.

I don't think that after my experience I would recommend them which is sad because I really enjoyed the staff that we had for the wedding. Read less
Services Used: Catering
130x130_sq_1276622593905-dscn1846
Vanessa
Wedding:
10/8/2011
4.9/5.0
After MANY catering tastings in the San Luis Obispo area we found that Phil's Catering is the best way to go! They are incredibly professional, will help you create whatever meal you want and with an UNBEATABLE price. My guests were RAVING about the food!! The steaks we had were huge and delicious! The appetizers were incredible and they also set up a stationary appetizer table up filled with meats, cheeses, etc...The service was great. I had a pretty high guests list and Phil's Catering was half the price as all the other caterers I tried. BEST caterer in the area hands down!!
After MANY catering tastings in the San Luis Obispo area we found that Phil's Catering is the best way to go! They are Read more...
After MANY catering tastings in the San Luis Obispo area we found that Phil's Catering is the best way to go! They are incredibly professional, will help you create whatever meal you want and with an UNBEATABLE price. My guests were RAVING about the food!! The steaks we had were huge and delicious! The appetizers were incredible and they also set up a stationary appetizer table up filled with meats, cheeses, etc...The service was great. I had a pretty high guests list and Phil's Catering was half the price as all the other caterers I tried. BEST caterer in the area hands down!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
130x130_sq_1308289201634-jaz160a
Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
When my husband and I were looking to hire a caterer for our wedding, we were looking for something delicious and affordable and Phil’s Catering gave us everything we wanted. We went food tasting at Phil’s Catering and we fell in love. We went with a buffet style dinner – we thought this would go great with our golf course wedding. It was fantastic and the buffet was beautiful and classy! We ordered the prime rib and the grilled chicken and YUM!!! It was delicious. The event manager and all of the servers were friendly and very courteous. If we had to do it again – we would choose Phil’s Catering every time. Additionally, we were able to get all of our linens through Phil’s Catering, so this helped take the burden off of us. We recommend Phil’s 100%!!!
When my husband and I were looking to hire a caterer for our wedding, we were looking for something delicious and Read more...
When my husband and I were looking to hire a caterer for our wedding, we were looking for something delicious and affordable and Phil’s Catering gave us everything we wanted. We went food tasting at Phil’s Catering and we fell in love. We went with a buffet style dinner – we thought this would go great with our golf course wedding. It was fantastic and the buffet was beautiful and classy! We ordered the prime rib and the grilled chicken and YUM!!! It was delicious. The event manager and all of the servers were friendly and very courteous. If we had to do it again – we would choose Phil’s Catering every time. Additionally, we were able to get all of our linens through Phil’s Catering, so this helped take the burden off of us. We recommend Phil’s 100%!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
evasoffice
Wedding:
7/30/2011
4.8/5.0
Gary was great to work with. The tasting was amazing and price is reasonable. Wendy was excellant on the day of the wedding, paying extra attention to the bride and groom which was great!! Everyone wanted to know where the food came from. Phils Catering did our rehearsal dinner too which was equally as delicious. Two thumbs up the Phil's Catering, highly recommend.
Gary was great to work with. The tasting was amazing and price is reasonable. Wendy was excellant on the day of the Read more...
Gary was great to work with. The tasting was amazing and price is reasonable. Wendy was excellant on the day of the wedding, paying extra attention to the bride and groom which was great!! Everyone wanted to know where the food came from. Phils Catering did our rehearsal dinner too which was equally as delicious. Two thumbs up the Phil's Catering, highly recommend. Read less
Services Used: Catering
130x130_sq_1257831445136-dsc0409
kimlyrae3
Wedding:
11/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Food was GREAT! We even had a tasting prior to our event. Gary was very helpful. Staff was great. They took extra care of my husband and I. I would recommend this vendor to anyone for any occasion.
Food was GREAT! We even had a tasting prior to our event. Gary was very helpful. Staff was great. They took extra care of Read more...
Food was GREAT! We even had a tasting prior to our event. Gary was very helpful. Staff was great. They took extra care of my husband and I. I would recommend this vendor to anyone for any occasion. Read less
Services Used: Catering
130x130_sq_1278447402859-034
John
Wedding:
10/2/2010
3.8/5.0
This is a tough review. The service we were provided on the day of our wedding was 5 stars all the way. Wendy and her staff really gave us and our guests a wonderful experience and great food. The problem however came with the man running the show, Gary. It’s not that he’s the worst, but it is quite apparent he has his business in mind. Most conversations with Gary did not feel as genuine as we were accustomed to seeing though out our wedding vendors. Additional charges became the norm with charges such as 40 dollars for moving a bar, etc. You should just know what you’re getting into.
This is a tough review. The service we were provided on the day of our wedding was 5 stars all the way. Wendy and her Read more...
This is a tough review. The service we were provided on the day of our wedding was 5 stars all the way. Wendy and her staff really gave us and our guests a wonderful experience and great food. The problem however came with the man running the show, Gary. It’s not that he’s the worst, but it is quite apparent he has his business in mind. Most conversations with Gary did not feel as genuine as we were accustomed to seeing though out our wedding vendors. Additional charges became the norm with charges such as 40 dollars for moving a bar, etc. You should just know what you’re getting into. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Jenny
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Gary worked with me during the whole planning process, answering my questions, helping me refine my menu, and helping me figure out the best way to stay under budget. The week of the wedding, he passed the baton to Cathy, the banquet manager, and the whole process was flawless. And since I was planning from across the country, I didn’t have the opportunity to do a tasting beforehand. But holy cow, the food was delicious!!! My husband’s one wedding request was tri-tip, which they BBQed on site. The sides were also great; I especially recommend the grilled vegetables if you like a little heat! We had a slight problem with the rentals we originally signed up for, in which I canceled them but they showed up anyway. Gary was very professional with the situation; he took the blame for the mistake, and was very nice about it, even though it meant his company may lose some money. I honestly can't imagine anything they could have done better!
Gary worked with me during the whole planning process, answering my questions, helping me refine my menu, and helping me Read more...
Gary worked with me during the whole planning process, answering my questions, helping me refine my menu, and helping me figure out the best way to stay under budget. The week of the wedding, he passed the baton to Cathy, the banquet manager, and the whole process was flawless. And since I was planning from across the country, I didn’t have the opportunity to do a tasting beforehand. But holy cow, the food was delicious!!! My husband’s one wedding request was tri-tip, which they BBQed on site. The sides were also great; I especially recommend the grilled vegetables if you like a little heat! We had a slight problem with the rentals we originally signed up for, in which I canceled them but they showed up anyway. Gary was very professional with the situation; he took the blame for the mistake, and was very nice about it, even though it meant his company may lose some money. I honestly can't imagine anything they could have done better! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
rinarose
Wedding:
9/19/2009
3.8/5.0
Food was great! The staff who did my wedding was great. Just make sure everything is in the contract and exactly what you talked about.
Food was great! The staff who did my wedding was great. Just make sure everything is in the contract and exactly what you Read more...
Food was great! The staff who did my wedding was great. Just make sure everything is in the contract and exactly what you talked about. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
sewingspaz
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Just when you think your about to give up! Phil's catering is there! After numerious go rounds getting quotes from all over, Phil's catering answered our prayers! With an all new menu that we would never have thought of, because it was out of out budget, gary helped us out and the wedding was complete. Thank you so much! Please tell him the sewingspaz says hi!
Just when you think your about to give up! Phil's catering is there! After numerious go rounds getting quotes from all Read more...
Just when you think your about to give up! Phil's catering is there! After numerious go rounds getting quotes from all over, Phil's catering answered our prayers! With an all new menu that we would never have thought of, because it was out of out budget, gary helped us out and the wedding was complete. Thank you so much! Please tell him the sewingspaz says hi! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Kelly
Wedding:
7/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Phil's catering was delicious and reasonably priced! Their service was very professional. Everyone Loved the food at our wedding! I couldn't have asked for better food, better presentation, or better service than what they provided for us! thank you!
Phil's catering was delicious and reasonably priced! Their service was very professional. Everyone Loved the food at our Read more...
Phil's catering was delicious and reasonably priced! Their service was very professional. Everyone Loved the food at our wedding! I couldn't have asked for better food, better presentation, or better service than what they provided for us! thank you! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Emily
Wedding:
6/6/2009
4.6/5.0
Great service! The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food received good reviews from our guests. I was pleased, but thought the food was much better at the tasting than the actual event. But that is probably true with all caterers.
Great service! The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food received good reviews from our guests. I was pleased, but Read more...
Great service! The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food received good reviews from our guests. I was pleased, but thought the food was much better at the tasting than the actual event. But that is probably true with all caterers. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Brittany
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Phil's Catering was the best! The food was delicious and a great value. The staff was professional and responsive and did a great job setting up for the ceremony and reception. They made the whole event run much more smoothly.
Phil's Catering was the best! The food was delicious and a great value. The staff was professional and responsive and did Read more...
Phil's Catering was the best! The food was delicious and a great value. The staff was professional and responsive and did a great job setting up for the ceremony and reception. They made the whole event run much more smoothly. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Kelly
Wedding:
10/4/2008
5.0/5.0
Phil's catering was exceptional! EVERYONE at my wedding came up to either my groom or me or my parents and told us how good the food was. People still call me and tell me how good it was and it's 2 months after my wedding! We had a barbeque and the chicken was moist and delicious as well as the tri-tip, and everyone loved the vegetarian dish - the caterer actually had to pull the spoon out of the dish because everyone was eating it and there wouldn't have been enough for the vegetarians! That's how good it was!

Phil's catering was very professional both determining the menu prior to the wedding and on the day of!

The best part is that they were the most inexpensive caterer I could find, but turned out to be the best! And for a bride on a budget, you couldn't ask for more!
Phil's catering was exceptional! EVERYONE at my wedding came up to either my groom or me or my parents and told us how Read more...
Phil's catering was exceptional! EVERYONE at my wedding came up to either my groom or me or my parents and told us how good the food was. People still call me and tell me how good it was and it's 2 months after my wedding! We had a barbeque and the chicken was moist and delicious as well as the tri-tip, and everyone loved the vegetarian dish - the caterer actually had to pull the spoon out of the dish because everyone was eating it and there wouldn't have been enough for the vegetarians! That's how good it was!

Phil's catering was very professional both determining the menu prior to the wedding and on the day of!

The best part is that they were the most inexpensive caterer I could find, but turned out to be the best! And for a bride on a budget, you couldn't ask for more! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
AliV333
Wedding:
8/24/2008
4.8/5.0
Phil's was great. Everyone I interacted with from the company was extremely friendly and helpful. They answered all of my questions promptly, worked with me on any special needs or requests I had and were successful in helping to create a very classy wedding atmosphere. I was very pleased with their service. At the last minute we decided to have Phil's cater the rehearsal dinner, in addition to the reception, and they were happy to do this. We really appreciated their flexibility and willingness to go the extra mile for us.
Phil's was great. Everyone I interacted with from the company was extremely friendly and helpful. They answered all of my Read more...
Phil's was great. Everyone I interacted with from the company was extremely friendly and helpful. They answered all of my questions promptly, worked with me on any special needs or requests I had and were successful in helping to create a very classy wedding atmosphere. I was very pleased with their service. At the last minute we decided to have Phil's cater the rehearsal dinner, in addition to the reception, and they were happy to do this. We really appreciated their flexibility and willingness to go the extra mile for us. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Michelle
Wedding:
8/9/2008
5.0/5.0
This is the best wedding food I've ever had. Many of my guests said the same thing. There is a wonderful range of options to chose from ranging to simple to fancy. The menu designed for my wedding fit perfectly.
This is the best wedding food I've ever had. Many of my guests said the same thing. There is a wonderful range of options Read more...
This is the best wedding food I've ever had. Many of my guests said the same thing. There is a wonderful range of options to chose from ranging to simple to fancy. The menu designed for my wedding fit perfectly. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Cashell
Wedding:
7/7/2007
0.0/5.0
They sent the wrong food, and the food they did bring was not enough for everyone. The staff was never around and was even found making out. Gary was not Apologetic.
They sent the wrong food, and the food they did bring was not enough for everyone. The staff was never around and was even Read more...
They sent the wrong food, and the food they did bring was not enough for everyone. The staff was never around and was even found making out. Gary was not Apologetic. Read less
Services Used: Catering

MAP

 
967 Huber Street, Grover Beach, CA 93433 See On Map
Thanks for visiting the vendor listing for Phil's Catering
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.
Ww_logo
 
Nophoto-220