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Simply Elegant Catering

South Pasadena , CA
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1929 Huntington Drive
South Pasadena, CA 91030 US (map)

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626-799-6468

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ABOUT US

Mike Faulkner, and his wife Laura, own and operate Simply Elegant Catering. They are passionate about food and entertaining which translates to planning creative menus for personal and... Read more
Mike Faulkner, and his wife Laura, own and operate Simply Elegant Catering. They are passionate about food and entertaining which translates to planning creative menus for personal and business type of social events ranging from; beautiful weddings, bar-bat mitzvah celebrations, holiday gatherings, luau parties, banquets, family reunions… just about any type of event. At Simply Elegant Catering, we believe anything is possible. Let us help you plan your event to create the statement and or memories you want.

We have over 30 years of experience in this business and as a certified food service caterer we have the ability to travel and operate just about anywhere in Southern California. Recent large clients include the Pasadena Tournament of Roses (2,800 guests) and the City of Hope.

Today, Simply Elegant offers the latest, newest, and innovative fresh ideas for your wedding. Our wedding reception ideas, together with our truly magnificent wedding cakes are just one more reason we are referred to year after year by families, event planners, and corporations alike. Our staff is skilled at planning any type of event you might want – weddings, bar-bat mitzvahs… you name it! Corporate accounts welcome!

As a full service company we are prepared to attend to every detail of your event. Leave all the work to us! Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), French, Indian, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
We offer a complete intimate tasting for two that can be done according to you busy schedule. This is a wonderful time for you to enjoy your selected menu and also to meet our chef
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
Yes, We work with an awesome bakery that can also provide samples, either at your tasting or at the bakery
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 will assist on delivery and set up times And there is never a cake cutting fee
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
we are insured and licensed to serve alcohol
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
We allow outside alcohol. And we can accompany your bar with all of the mixers, ice, and soft drinks. And we never charge a corkage fee
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
We can take care of all your rental needs from china to lounge furniture to tents.
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
Yes! All of our crew members and bartenders have been with us for many years and are professional, courteous, and knowledgeable.
What is your maximum catering capacity?
9000

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Sean
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Wow! Mike and his team at Simply Elegant Catering did an amazing job with our wedding. From the begging of the planning process to the end, Mike was able to handle any and everything when it came to catering our wedding. He worked with us to create a menu and food options we desired for our wedding reception and rehearsal dinner, giving us several options as well as giving us suggestions and the option of creating special dishes. Our venue was a blank slate and he was able to handle everything when it came to renting all the chairs, tables glassware and everything else needed for our ceremony and reception of over 120 guests. He was professional as well as personable throughout the whole process and was a text message away when we had any questions. After two weeks we are still receiving great reviews from our guests on the quality of food and the professionalism of his team. I would recommend Simply Elegant Catering to anyone and will be contacting them in the future for any catering needs. Thank you Mike and your team for making our wedding such a special day!
Wow! Mike and his team at Simply Elegant Catering did an amazing job with our wedding. From the begging of the planning Read more...
Wow! Mike and his team at Simply Elegant Catering did an amazing job with our wedding. From the begging of the planning process to the end, Mike was able to handle any and everything when it came to catering our wedding. He worked with us to create a menu and food options we desired for our wedding reception and rehearsal dinner, giving us several options as well as giving us suggestions and the option of creating special dishes. Our venue was a blank slate and he was able to handle everything when it came to renting all the chairs, tables glassware and everything else needed for our ceremony and reception of over 120 guests. He was professional as well as personable throughout the whole process and was a text message away when we had any questions. After two weeks we are still receiving great reviews from our guests on the quality of food and the professionalism of his team. I would recommend Simply Elegant Catering to anyone and will be contacting them in the future for any catering needs. Thank you Mike and your team for making our wedding such a special day! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Mike is suchc a great person to work with. He really takes the time to listen to the bride and groom's needs. I would recommend Simply Elegant to anyone looking for excellent catering for a wedding.
Mike is suchc a great person to work with. He really takes the time to listen to the bride and groom's needs. I would Read more...
Mike is suchc a great person to work with. He really takes the time to listen to the bride and groom's needs. I would recommend Simply Elegant to anyone looking for excellent catering for a wedding. Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
6/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Choosing Simply Elegant to be our caterer was the best decision we ever made. Mike was responsive to our inquiries and a true professional every step of the way. Simply elegant provided amazing food and service. I had guests comment on how tasty our food was! Mike was flexible and innovative with the vision for our wedding. I highly recommend Simply Elegant to cater your next event, you will be in great hands!
Choosing Simply Elegant to be our caterer was the best decision we ever made. Mike was responsive to our inquiries and a Read more...
Choosing Simply Elegant to be our caterer was the best decision we ever made. Mike was responsive to our inquiries and a true professional every step of the way. Simply elegant provided amazing food and service. I had guests comment on how tasty our food was! Mike was flexible and innovative with the vision for our wedding. I highly recommend Simply Elegant to cater your next event, you will be in great hands! Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
6/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Simply Elegant is the best option available for catering your wedding. They are SO flexible, SO nice, and SO helpful. From the moment I first met Mike Faulkner, I knew I wanted him as my caterer. He was very friendly, and obviously cared about giving me the service that I was looking for. He didn't try and sell himself, he simply did everything possible to give me what I imagined for my wedding reception. Then I tried the food, and it was over-the-top, incredible! You will not regret hiring Simply Elegant. They are professional, and know exactly what to do in every circumstance. You'll get exactly what you dreamed for your wedding reception.
Simply Elegant is the best option available for catering your wedding. They are SO flexible, SO nice, and SO helpful. From Read more...
Simply Elegant is the best option available for catering your wedding. They are SO flexible, SO nice, and SO helpful. From the moment I first met Mike Faulkner, I knew I wanted him as my caterer. He was very friendly, and obviously cared about giving me the service that I was looking for. He didn't try and sell himself, he simply did everything possible to give me what I imagined for my wedding reception. Then I tried the food, and it was over-the-top, incredible! You will not regret hiring Simply Elegant. They are professional, and know exactly what to do in every circumstance. You'll get exactly what you dreamed for your wedding reception. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had the most pleasant experience using Mike Faulkner and his company, Simply Elegant Catering. The food was delicious and he provided an abundance of all selections for each guest. From the delicious salad to the tender tri-tips and flavorful salmon and sides, everything was perfect. The wait staff was very friendly and did all they could to respond to any and all requests. They never acted imposed upon, but always quickly and positively responded to every request. They charged very reasonable prices for everything and were flexible to offer any alternative that might help contain costs. I cannot imagine having a better caterer to work with or to take care of a special event.
We had the most pleasant experience using Mike Faulkner and his company, Simply Elegant Catering. The food was delicious Read more...
We had the most pleasant experience using Mike Faulkner and his company, Simply Elegant Catering. The food was delicious and he provided an abundance of all selections for each guest. From the delicious salad to the tender tri-tips and flavorful salmon and sides, everything was perfect. The wait staff was very friendly and did all they could to respond to any and all requests. They never acted imposed upon, but always quickly and positively responded to every request. They charged very reasonable prices for everything and were flexible to offer any alternative that might help contain costs. I cannot imagine having a better caterer to work with or to take care of a special event. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Nicole
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Simply Elegant Catering was one of the first vendors we signed, because we were totally blown away by their food. Mike, the owner, worked with us to give us whatever we wanted -- lamb kebab instead of chops? No problem. Caprese on a stick? You got it. At one point, my fiancé admitted that yes, he was looking forward to the wedding, but also to the reception appetizers!

Mike was very responsive and helpful, going above and beyond to give us a place to store our alcohol ahead of time, and providing "props" for our reception free of charge. He was always welcoming and enthusiastic, making us feel like he was excited to be a part of our wedding. We never felt like we were just "a job."

Mike's servers were friendly and professional, and the food they delivered the day of the wedding was just as good as what we'd experienced in our tasting many months before. We got a ton of compliments on the food from the guests, and the special cookies and milk shooters he provided were a wonderful end to the night. Seriously -- the cookies? Mike provides them when you come to meet with him. I think I may have scheduled more meetings than actually necessary to get more of those cookies.

We were so impressed with Mike's cooking that we also booked his storefront venue for our rehearsal dinner. Again, Simply Elegant did a great job of catering and keeping our party happy.

I heartily recommend Simply Elegant for your wedding, but make sure you sit down and eat that dinner on your special day, or else you'll just have to hear your family raving about it months after the fact without getting to enjoy it yourself!
Simply Elegant Catering was one of the first vendors we signed, because we were totally blown away by their food. Mike, Read more...
Simply Elegant Catering was one of the first vendors we signed, because we were totally blown away by their food. Mike, the owner, worked with us to give us whatever we wanted -- lamb kebab instead of chops? No problem. Caprese on a stick? You got it. At one point, my fiancé admitted that yes, he was looking forward to the wedding, but also to the reception appetizers!

Mike was very responsive and helpful, going above and beyond to give us a place to store our alcohol ahead of time, and providing "props" for our reception free of charge. He was always welcoming and enthusiastic, making us feel like he was excited to be a part of our wedding. We never felt like we were just "a job."

Mike's servers were friendly and professional, and the food they delivered the day of the wedding was just as good as what we'd experienced in our tasting many months before. We got a ton of compliments on the food from the guests, and the special cookies and milk shooters he provided were a wonderful end to the night. Seriously -- the cookies? Mike provides them when you come to meet with him. I think I may have scheduled more meetings than actually necessary to get more of those cookies.

We were so impressed with Mike's cooking that we also booked his storefront venue for our rehearsal dinner. Again, Simply Elegant did a great job of catering and keeping our party happy.

I heartily recommend Simply Elegant for your wedding, but make sure you sit down and eat that dinner on your special day, or else you'll just have to hear your family raving about it months after the fact without getting to enjoy it yourself! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Mike and his team at Simply Elegant were by far one of our favorite vendors! Mike provides excellent customer service and he is flexible. All of our special requests were honored without hesitation!
On the day of, the service was great and the food was outstanding! Many of our guests complimented the food and asked for their contact. We would highly recommend this company for your special event and especially for your big day! Thank you for making our day feel perfect!!!
Mike and his team at Simply Elegant were by far one of our favorite vendors! Mike provides excellent customer service and Read more...
Mike and his team at Simply Elegant were by far one of our favorite vendors! Mike provides excellent customer service and he is flexible. All of our special requests were honored without hesitation!
On the day of, the service was great and the food was outstanding! Many of our guests complimented the food and asked for their contact. We would highly recommend this company for your special event and especially for your big day! Thank you for making our day feel perfect!!! Read less
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Brenda
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding on 12/7/13 at Castle Green in Old Town Pasadena. Simply Elegant Catering was one of the many catering options I had to use for my wedding date at Castle Green and I could not be more thrilled with their service and food! They are a FULL service catering company. The did from all the set-up, food and clean up! They are AMAZING!! the food was super delicious, amazing friendly service and they are very wonderful to work with. Mike's entire team is wonderful. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for delicious food and super A++++ service!

thank you!
Brenda
I had my wedding on 12/7/13 at Castle Green in Old Town Pasadena. Simply Elegant Catering was one of the many catering Read more...
I had my wedding on 12/7/13 at Castle Green in Old Town Pasadena. Simply Elegant Catering was one of the many catering options I had to use for my wedding date at Castle Green and I could not be more thrilled with their service and food! They are a FULL service catering company. The did from all the set-up, food and clean up! They are AMAZING!! the food was super delicious, amazing friendly service and they are very wonderful to work with. Mike's entire team is wonderful. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for delicious food and super A++++ service!

thank you!
Brenda Read less
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Selvia
Wedding:
10/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Mike was very generous to let us bring two more persons during tasting. The food was very good. My guests really enjoy the food, and the staffs are very friendly. Few weeks after my wedding, one of my guests asked me for simply elegant's phone number to use for her sister's wedding. I and my husband glad to choose simply elegant.
Mike was very generous to let us bring two more persons during tasting. The food was very good. My guests really enjoy the Read more...
Mike was very generous to let us bring two more persons during tasting. The food was very good. My guests really enjoy the food, and the staffs are very friendly. Few weeks after my wedding, one of my guests asked me for simply elegant's phone number to use for her sister's wedding. I and my husband glad to choose simply elegant. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Mike and his team are AWSOME!!! They made everything PERFECT!!! The whole team are very good at following the Timeline, but also, good at giving us advices if they think something will work better than the original plan. The set up is pretty and the food is very delicious. Plus, everyone in the team are nice and easy going!! I very enjoy working with the team and looking forward to work with the team again and again:)
Mike and his team are AWSOME!!! They made everything PERFECT!!! The whole team are very good at following the Timeline, Read more...
Mike and his team are AWSOME!!! They made everything PERFECT!!! The whole team are very good at following the Timeline, but also, good at giving us advices if they think something will work better than the original plan. The set up is pretty and the food is very delicious. Plus, everyone in the team are nice and easy going!! I very enjoy working with the team and looking forward to work with the team again and again:) Read less
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