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SBB Gourmet Catering

Santa Barbara , CA
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1917 De La Vina St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 US (map)

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805-687-4900

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ABOUT US

SBB Gourmet Catering is a well-established premiere catering company, serving corporate and private clients within a 200-mile range of Santa Barbara for over ten years. We are widely... Read more
SBB Gourmet Catering is a well-established premiere catering company, serving corporate and private clients within a 200-mile range of Santa Barbara for over ten years. We are widely known and respected for our combination of professional service and freshly prepared gourmet quality food. What really sets us above other caterers is our friendly nature, genuine passion for our profession, meticulous attention to detail, and our outstanding ability to ease the burden on clients and event planners. We are dedicated to ensuring that promises made throughout the planning process are kept and surpassed, as verified by the countless testimonials from our satisfied clients. For instance, the food choices you sample at your tasting will be delivered with the same quality, flavor, and freshness at your event. Event planners and venue managers have become some of our best partners, recognizing the satisfaction we provide to clients. They have grown accustomed to and appreciate the collaborative support we provide and effective team that we assemble for each event we cater. Because of the above, we are proud that we have become the number one caterer recommended by the most sought after local event venues, private estates, and wineries. Get to know us personally by calling (805)687-4900 or emailing us at info@sbbgcg.com. 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 types of cuisine do you cater?
American (Traditional), Asian, Caribbean, French, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Spanish
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
We would love for you and a guest to come in and meet us to taste all we have to offer. Tastings are a great time for us to meet with our clients in person to discuss the details of their event. Tastings are free of charge for two guests; additional guests will be $25.00 per guest. If you sign with us, the tasting cost will be waived.
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
We do not do wedding cakes, however we would be happy to recommend a vendor to you.
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
We do not charge a corkage fee.
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
We coordinate all rentals unless specified by the client.
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
We have our own helpful, professionally trained wait staff that will make your event worry free.
What is your maximum catering capacity?
1000

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Where do I start? I loved every second of my experience with Sidney and her team at SBB Catering! From the moment we met Sidney in her intimate show room kitchen for a delicious tasting to the night of the special event where her staff attentively catered a meal fit for a fine restaurant to our 80 guests. It is important to mention that SBB's prices are reasonable and flexible to different budgets - but you would never know by the quality and quantity of food being served! Our guests dined family style and people went back to the platters for seconds and thirds. Highlights of the meal included Sidney's Famous Mac & Cheese and the Muscovy Duck. We also served a wonderful Barramundi fish that my husband said was the best fish he'd ever eaten - and we dine out a lot! Our family and friends were so impressed by not only the food, but the friendly, attentive nature of the staff, who gladly mixed up specialty cocktails. They took extra care to make sure that the timing of the meal courses was perfect, despite our unique venue where they had to cook onsite in a rented kitchen! I can't thank Sidney and her staff enough for all that they did to make our day even more special. I highly recommend SBB catering for your Santa Barbara-area wedding or event!
Where do I start? I loved every second of my experience with Sidney and her team at SBB Catering! From the moment we met Read more...
Where do I start? I loved every second of my experience with Sidney and her team at SBB Catering! From the moment we met Sidney in her intimate show room kitchen for a delicious tasting to the night of the special event where her staff attentively catered a meal fit for a fine restaurant to our 80 guests. It is important to mention that SBB's prices are reasonable and flexible to different budgets - but you would never know by the quality and quantity of food being served! Our guests dined family style and people went back to the platters for seconds and thirds. Highlights of the meal included Sidney's Famous Mac & Cheese and the Muscovy Duck. We also served a wonderful Barramundi fish that my husband said was the best fish he'd ever eaten - and we dine out a lot! Our family and friends were so impressed by not only the food, but the friendly, attentive nature of the staff, who gladly mixed up specialty cocktails. They took extra care to make sure that the timing of the meal courses was perfect, despite our unique venue where they had to cook onsite in a rented kitchen! I can't thank Sidney and her staff enough for all that they did to make our day even more special. I highly recommend SBB catering for your Santa Barbara-area wedding or event! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
We met with several Santa Barbara caterers, and Sidney won us over with her professionalism and amazing food. Planning a wedding is stressful enough, and we wanted to work with someone who is organized, responsible, and professional. We are extremely happy we went with SBB. She was like a second wedding planner. We had an outdoor wedding in Santa Barbara on an unusually windy day, and the wedding set up had to be altered. Despite the weather, Sidney and her team did an amazing job working through the last minute changes and made everything go smoothly. I got so many compliments on the food, and people went back for seconds and thirds. Everyone especially loved the salmon, mushroom tart, and beet salad. Each menu item definitely had a gourmet twist that made it better than standard wedding food. My guests also told me that the staff was very courteous and friendly. I would work with Sidney and SBB again in a heartbeat!
We met with several Santa Barbara caterers, and Sidney won us over with her professionalism and amazing food. Planning a Read more...
We met with several Santa Barbara caterers, and Sidney won us over with her professionalism and amazing food. Planning a wedding is stressful enough, and we wanted to work with someone who is organized, responsible, and professional. We are extremely happy we went with SBB. She was like a second wedding planner. We had an outdoor wedding in Santa Barbara on an unusually windy day, and the wedding set up had to be altered. Despite the weather, Sidney and her team did an amazing job working through the last minute changes and made everything go smoothly. I got so many compliments on the food, and people went back for seconds and thirds. Everyone especially loved the salmon, mushroom tart, and beet salad. Each menu item definitely had a gourmet twist that made it better than standard wedding food. My guests also told me that the staff was very courteous and friendly. I would work with Sidney and SBB again in a heartbeat! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married in Santa Barbara this past July, and used SBB Gourmet for our reception.

I cannot even begin to tell you how easy the process was because of all of Sidney's assistance. She is a genuinely warm and wonderful person, and was always available for questions and extremely helpful.

I looked into other catering companies, and was not pleased with the menu options or presentation. Luckily came across SBB Gourmet's website and it was love at first sight (gorgeous presentation!) You can tell that Sidney and her staff put a tremendous amount of work into their business and really are top notch. She worked with us on our budget to keep numbers where we wanted them, and if there was something that was a little over she would help us to find an option that could work. A fabulous custom menu that fit our tastes perfectly (they are foodies too!). Her staff is so great!- Very professional, everything ran like clockwork.

Overall: Delicious food, beautiful presentation, wonderful staffing. All I can say is that I wish they were in Texas so I could use them for my events here! I would use SBB Gourmet again in a heartbeat!
My husband and I were married in Santa Barbara this past July, and used SBB Gourmet for our reception.

I cannot Read more...
My husband and I were married in Santa Barbara this past July, and used SBB Gourmet for our reception.

I cannot even begin to tell you how easy the process was because of all of Sidney's assistance. She is a genuinely warm and wonderful person, and was always available for questions and extremely helpful.

I looked into other catering companies, and was not pleased with the menu options or presentation. Luckily came across SBB Gourmet's website and it was love at first sight (gorgeous presentation!) You can tell that Sidney and her staff put a tremendous amount of work into their business and really are top notch. She worked with us on our budget to keep numbers where we wanted them, and if there was something that was a little over she would help us to find an option that could work. A fabulous custom menu that fit our tastes perfectly (they are foodies too!). Her staff is so great!- Very professional, everything ran like clockwork.

Overall: Delicious food, beautiful presentation, wonderful staffing. All I can say is that I wish they were in Texas so I could use them for my events here! I would use SBB Gourmet again in a heartbeat! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
We loved the food at our wedding. Everything was delicious!! In fact, everyone was coming up to me and commenting about how great the food was. The staff was also very helpful and professional. If you are a foodie...you will love SBB Gourmet Catering!
We loved the food at our wedding. Everything was delicious!! In fact, everyone was coming up to me and commenting about Read more...
We loved the food at our wedding. Everything was delicious!! In fact, everyone was coming up to me and commenting about how great the food was. The staff was also very helpful and professional. If you are a foodie...you will love SBB Gourmet Catering! Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
We thoroughly enjoyed working with Jessica for our wedding and also had the pleasure of meeting Sidney when she set up our beach picnic. With both events, the food was outstanding, service impeccable and set up was above and beyond what we had imagined. We had a 3 course meal and then an extravagant dessert bar, which everyone keeps raving equally about both. We also gave our guests the option to choose their main course the night of the wedding and everyone was happy. The food we tasted several months before is exactly what our guests were served. Nothing was compromised.
From the beginning with correspondence, to coordinating rentals, to suggestions of other vendors Jessica has always been quick to reply and very thorough with answers.
We highly recommend SBB Gourmet Catering and will hope to use them again in the future.
We thoroughly enjoyed working with Jessica for our wedding and also had the pleasure of meeting Sidney when she set up our Read more...
We thoroughly enjoyed working with Jessica for our wedding and also had the pleasure of meeting Sidney when she set up our beach picnic. With both events, the food was outstanding, service impeccable and set up was above and beyond what we had imagined. We had a 3 course meal and then an extravagant dessert bar, which everyone keeps raving equally about both. We also gave our guests the option to choose their main course the night of the wedding and everyone was happy. The food we tasted several months before is exactly what our guests were served. Nothing was compromised.
From the beginning with correspondence, to coordinating rentals, to suggestions of other vendors Jessica has always been quick to reply and very thorough with answers.
We highly recommend SBB Gourmet Catering and will hope to use them again in the future. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
I would definitely recommend Santa Barbara BBQ for your event or wedding! Even though they are caterers (and they do take food seriously), Sidney and Jessica went above and beyond to help us along in our wedding planning journey. They suggested venues (and ultimately helped us find a magical spot in Ojai), shared photos of hairstyles from other brides, made recommendations for how we could keep prices down, and helped us figure out the perfect layout for the table. Both my mom and I were planning this from out of town, so we had more questions than most. Sidney always made us feel like she had time for us and our ideas and Jessica couldn't have been more organized and responsive.

They catered both the Friday night and Saturday night event (and even did a perfect smaller lunch for us as we were getting ready for the wedding). The food was delicious! They use fresh and local ingredients and were happy to work with us to make the menus exactly what we wanted. Friday night was particularly stunning-- the pulled pork and grilled peaches were truly memorable. And if you have them do your wedding, I would definitely recommend the strawberry shortcake instead of just a traditional wedding cake. Yum!

The food is delicious and you will truly love working with Sidney and her team!
I would definitely recommend Santa Barbara BBQ for your event or wedding! Even though they are caterers (and they do take Read more...
I would definitely recommend Santa Barbara BBQ for your event or wedding! Even though they are caterers (and they do take food seriously), Sidney and Jessica went above and beyond to help us along in our wedding planning journey. They suggested venues (and ultimately helped us find a magical spot in Ojai), shared photos of hairstyles from other brides, made recommendations for how we could keep prices down, and helped us figure out the perfect layout for the table. Both my mom and I were planning this from out of town, so we had more questions than most. Sidney always made us feel like she had time for us and our ideas and Jessica couldn't have been more organized and responsive.

They catered both the Friday night and Saturday night event (and even did a perfect smaller lunch for us as we were getting ready for the wedding). The food was delicious! They use fresh and local ingredients and were happy to work with us to make the menus exactly what we wanted. Friday night was particularly stunning-- the pulled pork and grilled peaches were truly memorable. And if you have them do your wedding, I would definitely recommend the strawberry shortcake instead of just a traditional wedding cake. Yum!

The food is delicious and you will truly love working with Sidney and her team! Read less
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Mia Getlin
Wedding:
6/12/2011
5.0/5.0
SBB was wonderful to work with from beginning to end. Sidney is sweet and very knowledgable and helpful. She recommended a lot of other vendors and was familiar with our venue. She helped me put together a perfect menu for our tasting and our wedding because she really listened to what my now husband and I like and made suggestions to make sense for us. She was also very considerate of cost considerations, and, though we ended up choosing the more expensive options almost across the board (Who can turn down short ribs, a cheese station, and a s'mores station??), she always suggested cheaper alternatives to items I was interested in and offered cost cutting options with regards to staffing. Our tasting was amazing...the food was fantastic and Sidney even dug out a bottle of wine for us to have!

Once we really got to the planning phase, Jessica mostly took over our account. I felt like I had a second wedding planner! Not only did she give suggestions for our menu, she also worked with the rentals vendor on my behalf, attended a venue visit, and gave countless ideas and insight for many details of my wedding having nothing to do with the food! Jessica was truly a godsend for me!

The day of went off without a hitch. The food was just as good as it had been at the tasting. It's so hard to cook for so many people and many caterers can't live up to the tasting, when they were cooking for 2 or 4.
SBB was wonderful to work with from beginning to end. Sidney is sweet and very knowledgable and helpful. She recommended a Read more...
SBB was wonderful to work with from beginning to end. Sidney is sweet and very knowledgable and helpful. She recommended a lot of other vendors and was familiar with our venue. She helped me put together a perfect menu for our tasting and our wedding because she really listened to what my now husband and I like and made suggestions to make sense for us. She was also very considerate of cost considerations, and, though we ended up choosing the more expensive options almost across the board (Who can turn down short ribs, a cheese station, and a s'mores station??), she always suggested cheaper alternatives to items I was interested in and offered cost cutting options with regards to staffing. Our tasting was amazing...the food was fantastic and Sidney even dug out a bottle of wine for us to have!

Once we really got to the planning phase, Jessica mostly took over our account. I felt like I had a second wedding planner! Not only did she give suggestions for our menu, she also worked with the rentals vendor on my behalf, attended a venue visit, and gave countless ideas and insight for many details of my wedding having nothing to do with the food! Jessica was truly a godsend for me!

The day of went off without a hitch. The food was just as good as it had been at the tasting. It's so hard to cook for so many people and many caterers can't live up to the tasting, when they were cooking for 2 or 4. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
8/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Sydney and her team were amazing. A joy to work with with wondeful food. We had a high end wedding and she delivered.
Sydney and her team were amazing. A joy to work with with wondeful food. We had a high end wedding and she delivered.
Sydney and her team were amazing. A joy to work with with wondeful food. We had a high end wedding and she delivered. Read less
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ARobbins
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
SBB Gourmet Catering in Santa Barbara is a tremendous company and caterer. If there were ten stars available, I would give them that. Well managed, thoughtful, a blast to work with, always put our interests and concerns first, and delivered an absolutely incredible event for us two Saturday's ago. The food was what made the event most special as our 225 guests raved about it, but the service was also impeccable. The staff was conscientious, drop dead gorgeous in appearance and neatness, and did what a good service should do...they were always there but invisible. We worked with Sidney the owner of the company and her team from day one over a five month period and they were never too busy to take our calls or respond to even the most seemingly trivial email. They actually were saviors in many ways; one in particular being "picking up loose ends" where our event planner and the venue manager dropped the ball.

We conducted a rather exhaustive search of other caterers in the area and interviewed the majority of others even tasting their food before selecting SBB Gourmet Catering which proved to be worthwhile. We could not have been more pleased with our final selection.

If you have any kind of event coming up, my family highly recommends this caterer. They are real food people, know what white glove service means, and they carry through with their promises. In closing, one final testimonial to the company is that they made my wife and daughter (the bride) and the groom's family incredibly happy as the event and days immediately before were essentially worry-free due to the impeccable planning and hand-holding the company does and Sidney's personal touch. This gal has real class and a great sense for this business and customer service. Call her!!!!
SBB Gourmet Catering in Santa Barbara is a tremendous company and caterer. If there were ten stars available, I would give Read more...
SBB Gourmet Catering in Santa Barbara is a tremendous company and caterer. If there were ten stars available, I would give them that. Well managed, thoughtful, a blast to work with, always put our interests and concerns first, and delivered an absolutely incredible event for us two Saturday's ago. The food was what made the event most special as our 225 guests raved about it, but the service was also impeccable. The staff was conscientious, drop dead gorgeous in appearance and neatness, and did what a good service should do...they were always there but invisible. We worked with Sidney the owner of the company and her team from day one over a five month period and they were never too busy to take our calls or respond to even the most seemingly trivial email. They actually were saviors in many ways; one in particular being "picking up loose ends" where our event planner and the venue manager dropped the ball.

We conducted a rather exhaustive search of other caterers in the area and interviewed the majority of others even tasting their food before selecting SBB Gourmet Catering which proved to be worthwhile. We could not have been more pleased with our final selection.

If you have any kind of event coming up, my family highly recommends this caterer. They are real food people, know what white glove service means, and they carry through with their promises. In closing, one final testimonial to the company is that they made my wife and daughter (the bride) and the groom's family incredibly happy as the event and days immediately before were essentially worry-free due to the impeccable planning and hand-holding the company does and Sidney's personal touch. This gal has real class and a great sense for this business and customer service. Call her!!!! Read less
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Kasey
Wedding:
6/18/2010
5.0/5.0
SBB Gourmet Catering did a wonderful Job!! Sidney made all the details flow together so beautifully last week for Kasey and Skye's wedding.
It was so much more than I could have imagined.
My guests were treated so well by the staff and everyone
felt the magic....that was created.
I cannot express my gratitude enough....I sit this week knowing
that meeting Sidney was suppose to happen....on many levels. She
made this "wedding planning" experience a delight for me.
Blessings to Sidney and her staff as they continue their work....that brings JOY to
so many people.
I am a very happy MOB!!!! (a tired one too!):)
SBB Gourmet Catering did a wonderful Job!! Sidney made all the details flow together so beautifully last week for Kasey Read more...
SBB Gourmet Catering did a wonderful Job!! Sidney made all the details flow together so beautifully last week for Kasey and Skye's wedding.
It was so much more than I could have imagined.
My guests were treated so well by the staff and everyone
felt the magic....that was created.
I cannot express my gratitude enough....I sit this week knowing
that meeting Sidney was suppose to happen....on many levels. She
made this "wedding planning" experience a delight for me.
Blessings to Sidney and her staff as they continue their work....that brings JOY to
so many people.
I am a very happy MOB!!!! (a tired one too!):) Read less
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