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Zest it Up

San Luis Obispo County , CA
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San Luis Obispo County, CA US
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ABOUT US

Zest it Up is an event design and catering service nestled on the Central Coast of California. Our passion is helping clients envision and create memorable days, from the beginning... Read more
Zest it Up is an event design and catering service nestled on the Central Coast of California. Our passion is helping clients envision and create memorable days, from the beginning design conception, all the way through to the last bite of your favorite meal. Whether you yearn for a day full of country whimsy or you desire the slick sophistocation of a more modern affair, we will help you create your signature zest.

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Whether you are after a whole package, or you just need some help with the details, Zest it Up has what you need. Let us create a memorable event while we empower you to dream and celebrate life for every special day!

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INFO FOR CATERING

What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, French, Italian, Korean, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Spanish, Thai
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s)

REVIEWS

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Kevin
Wedding:
5/20/2017
5.0/5.0
My wife and I were married in Atascadero in May 2017 at Portola Inn, and we chose Zest it Up after reading their reviews. Samantha and Chanda were incredibly helpful in helping us plan our wedding, particular since my wife and I didn't have much idea of what we were doing. Stuff like place settings to rent, how many desserts to get, what kind of food to provide was all very useful information to have on hand. We got the classic menu, but they offer many different choices if you want your event/ wedding to have a certain kind of cuisine as well. And the food itself..... Oh my lord everything was bomb diggity. Inventive hors d'oeuvres, filling and tasty entrees and sides (with a ton of leftovers that I AM STILL EATING to this day), and delectable desserts throughout. I wish Zest it Up was a restaurant that served regular meals because I would come here all the time, it was so tough just to pick three out of the selection of appetizers and two out of their amazing entrees, I want to try them all! Plenty of vegetarian options for guests as well!

We live about 3 hours away from Atascadero, but despite this distance Zest it Up was great at keeping us updated and working with us through the planning process through email. There was even a few last minute panic moments where we didn't have serving trays or utensils, and they helped us out as well, even going so far as to providing them for us. I can not thank them enough for catching this last minute hiccup in our plans, but they were attentive and on top of things throughout. Even during the actual wedding day when we found out our guest's tables were too small to allow these serving dishes, they switched over the buffet mode without any issue whatsoever. These caterers are awesome!

I will whole heatedly recommend Zest it Up for anybody looking to cater a wedding or special event along the central coast, and you should definitely pay them a visit if you are looking for somebody to cater food for your special day!
My wife and I were married in Atascadero in May 2017 at Portola Inn, and we chose Zest it Up after reading their reviews. Read more...
My wife and I were married in Atascadero in May 2017 at Portola Inn, and we chose Zest it Up after reading their reviews. Samantha and Chanda were incredibly helpful in helping us plan our wedding, particular since my wife and I didn't have much idea of what we were doing. Stuff like place settings to rent, how many desserts to get, what kind of food to provide was all very useful information to have on hand. We got the classic menu, but they offer many different choices if you want your event/ wedding to have a certain kind of cuisine as well. And the food itself..... Oh my lord everything was bomb diggity. Inventive hors d'oeuvres, filling and tasty entrees and sides (with a ton of leftovers that I AM STILL EATING to this day), and delectable desserts throughout. I wish Zest it Up was a restaurant that served regular meals because I would come here all the time, it was so tough just to pick three out of the selection of appetizers and two out of their amazing entrees, I want to try them all! Plenty of vegetarian options for guests as well!

We live about 3 hours away from Atascadero, but despite this distance Zest it Up was great at keeping us updated and working with us through the planning process through email. There was even a few last minute panic moments where we didn't have serving trays or utensils, and they helped us out as well, even going so far as to providing them for us. I can not thank them enough for catching this last minute hiccup in our plans, but they were attentive and on top of things throughout. Even during the actual wedding day when we found out our guest's tables were too small to allow these serving dishes, they switched over the buffet mode without any issue whatsoever. These caterers are awesome!

I will whole heatedly recommend Zest it Up for anybody looking to cater a wedding or special event along the central coast, and you should definitely pay them a visit if you are looking for somebody to cater food for your special day! Read less
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Cecily
Wedding:
4/29/2017
5.0/5.0
We used Zest It Up to cater our daughters wedding at Holland Ranch on 4/29/17. They did a fantastic job! The food was delicious, they offer so many choices! Samantha and Taylor were so easy to work with, last minute changes, lots of questions, they always were friendly and professional! I also had them make food for brunch the next day! I would highly recommend them to cater any event you may have! Thank you! Cecily Summers
We used Zest It Up to cater our daughters wedding at Holland Ranch on 4/29/17. They did a fantastic job! The food was Read more...
We used Zest It Up to cater our daughters wedding at Holland Ranch on 4/29/17. They did a fantastic job! The food was delicious, they offer so many choices! Samantha and Taylor were so easy to work with, last minute changes, lots of questions, they always were friendly and professional! I also had them make food for brunch the next day! I would highly recommend them to cater any event you may have! Thank you! Cecily Summers Read less
Services Used: Catering
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larry
Wedding:
4/8/2017
5.0/5.0
Perfection at every level. The tasting was a home run. Sam and Chanda made us feel comfortable and confident that they could take care of everything. Hands on approach, amazing high quality food, outstanding execution by them and there team. The best catering experience ever. Zest It Up nailed rehearsal dinner for 60, wedding for 210, and sunday brunch for 60. And they did so with class, personal attention, humor, and ridiculous food. Can I give more than 5 stars??
Perfection at every level. The tasting was a home run. Sam and Chanda made us feel comfortable and confident that they Read more...
Perfection at every level. The tasting was a home run. Sam and Chanda made us feel comfortable and confident that they could take care of everything. Hands on approach, amazing high quality food, outstanding execution by them and there team. The best catering experience ever. Zest It Up nailed rehearsal dinner for 60, wedding for 210, and sunday brunch for 60. And they did so with class, personal attention, humor, and ridiculous food. Can I give more than 5 stars?? Read less
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Shani
Wedding:
12/18/2016
5.0/5.0
I could not be happier about my experience working with Zest It Up for my wedding! I was planning from out of town and was able to organize pretty much all of the details via email and phone...Sam was awesome in her responsiveness! We chose our menu fairly early on but made a lot of adjustments along the way, and Zest It Up was extremely accomodating, professional and easy to work with. We always had up-to-date estimates and knew exactly where we stood in the process. They helped me figure out ways to best fit our budget and our crowd, and just generally went above and beyond! Knowing we might not make it to the appetizers station, Sam made us a plate and brought us a selection so we wouldn't miss out as we were busy greeting people! That is just a small example of the excellent service we received. Our guests raved about the food and we thoroughly enjoyed it all. The reception area was set up beautifully and the servers/bartenders were phenomenal! I highly recommend the ladies of Zest It Up to anyone needing caterers or designers for their upcoming wedding.
I could not be happier about my experience working with Zest It Up for my wedding! I was planning from out of town and was Read more...
I could not be happier about my experience working with Zest It Up for my wedding! I was planning from out of town and was able to organize pretty much all of the details via email and phone...Sam was awesome in her responsiveness! We chose our menu fairly early on but made a lot of adjustments along the way, and Zest It Up was extremely accomodating, professional and easy to work with. We always had up-to-date estimates and knew exactly where we stood in the process. They helped me figure out ways to best fit our budget and our crowd, and just generally went above and beyond! Knowing we might not make it to the appetizers station, Sam made us a plate and brought us a selection so we wouldn't miss out as we were busy greeting people! That is just a small example of the excellent service we received. Our guests raved about the food and we thoroughly enjoyed it all. The reception area was set up beautifully and the servers/bartenders were phenomenal! I highly recommend the ladies of Zest It Up to anyone needing caterers or designers for their upcoming wedding. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Amy
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful experience with Zest It Up! We loved Sam and Chanda immediately when we did a menu tasting several months before our wedding. All their food is so fun and fresh, and they have awesome suggestions and were always willing to answer any questions I had as we were planning the day. We got a TON of compliments on the food from our guests-- especially the amazing chimichurri steak! Cupcakes were also a big hit! The entire staff was incredibly professional and everything went perfectly smooth. Love love love these girls!
We had a wonderful experience with Zest It Up! We loved Sam and Chanda immediately when we did a menu tasting several Read more...
We had a wonderful experience with Zest It Up! We loved Sam and Chanda immediately when we did a menu tasting several months before our wedding. All their food is so fun and fresh, and they have awesome suggestions and were always willing to answer any questions I had as we were planning the day. We got a TON of compliments on the food from our guests-- especially the amazing chimichurri steak! Cupcakes were also a big hit! The entire staff was incredibly professional and everything went perfectly smooth. Love love love these girls! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Nothing but great things to say about Zest! They're fun, thoughtful, flexible and so easy to work with. Plus they didn't get irritated when I asked 100 questions about the cake ordering process. They made cupcakes and our wedding cake. The cupcakes disappeared way faster than we expected, and I'm pretty sure we got at least 2 dozen compliments on the cupcakes alone. Our wedding cake was exactly what we wanted, and filled with delicious chocolate :) Would recommend and work with them again in a heart beat.
Nothing but great things to say about Zest! They're fun, thoughtful, flexible and so easy to work with. Plus they didn't Read more...
Nothing but great things to say about Zest! They're fun, thoughtful, flexible and so easy to work with. Plus they didn't get irritated when I asked 100 questions about the cake ordering process. They made cupcakes and our wedding cake. The cupcakes disappeared way faster than we expected, and I'm pretty sure we got at least 2 dozen compliments on the cupcakes alone. Our wedding cake was exactly what we wanted, and filled with delicious chocolate :) Would recommend and work with them again in a heart beat. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Michaela
Wedding:
9/21/2016
5.0/5.0
I have had the privilege of working alongside Chanda and Samantha over the last 2 years, witnessing all of the incredible moves they make to pull of the most spectacular events. Everything from preparing the most mouth watering foods that are as gorgeous as they are delicious, to creating last minute floral arrangements (even when they were not the hired florists). These women prove to go above and beyond the expectations of their clients taking care of whatever needs to be done in order for the event to go smoothly, and... without even being asked to do so! They have a keen eye and attention for detail that allows for brides to truly be able to relax. When deciding who I wanted to cater my own wedding in Big Sur this fall, I knew that my own special day would be complete with zest. Ariel, Chanda and Samantha traveled for the event prepared with all the bells and whistles to pull of my intimate 50 person wedding. I have had so many people go out of their way to call me and tell me how phenomenal the food was. And it was! I actually got to eat on my wedding day! I am so happy with my choice and I am so proud of all these women have accomplished. They are truly a business with a huge heart at the center of it. They care for their clients and care about their craft. It was a very special privilege to have them cater my wedding day.
I have had the privilege of working alongside Chanda and Samantha over the last 2 years, witnessing all of the incredible Read more...
I have had the privilege of working alongside Chanda and Samantha over the last 2 years, witnessing all of the incredible moves they make to pull of the most spectacular events. Everything from preparing the most mouth watering foods that are as gorgeous as they are delicious, to creating last minute floral arrangements (even when they were not the hired florists). These women prove to go above and beyond the expectations of their clients taking care of whatever needs to be done in order for the event to go smoothly, and... without even being asked to do so! They have a keen eye and attention for detail that allows for brides to truly be able to relax. When deciding who I wanted to cater my own wedding in Big Sur this fall, I knew that my own special day would be complete with zest. Ariel, Chanda and Samantha traveled for the event prepared with all the bells and whistles to pull of my intimate 50 person wedding. I have had so many people go out of their way to call me and tell me how phenomenal the food was. And it was! I actually got to eat on my wedding day! I am so happy with my choice and I am so proud of all these women have accomplished. They are truly a business with a huge heart at the center of it. They care for their clients and care about their craft. It was a very special privilege to have them cater my wedding day. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Travel, Unique Services
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Meggan
Wedding:
8/19/2016
5.0/5.0
From the planning process to full execution, these girls are the epitome of professionals and rockstars. My husband and I knew we wanted killer food and we went to the right people. The prime rib was PERFECT and the service was above and beyond. I would highly recommend hiring them for any event.

HUGE thank you to Sam and Chanda and the team. You made our wedding day stress-free and delicious.

One final thing, the dessert was AMAZING. I highly recommend the hummingbird cupcakes, out of this world.....
From the planning process to full execution, these girls are the epitome of professionals and rockstars. My husband and I Read more...
From the planning process to full execution, these girls are the epitome of professionals and rockstars. My husband and I knew we wanted killer food and we went to the right people. The prime rib was PERFECT and the service was above and beyond. I would highly recommend hiring them for any event.

HUGE thank you to Sam and Chanda and the team. You made our wedding day stress-free and delicious.

One final thing, the dessert was AMAZING. I highly recommend the hummingbird cupcakes, out of this world..... Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Amanda
Wedding:
6/11/2016
5.0/5.0
Zest it up has some of the best food I've ever tastes. They were so amazing at my wedding last night that I am reviewing them the morning after my wedding! They brought more than enough food for everyone so we got a chance to take leftovers home. Every single guest was raving about their food!! Most importantly Sam and chanda really worked with us to keep the food in our budget. Thank you girls for making our evening amazing.
Zest it up has some of the best food I've ever tastes. They were so amazing at my wedding last night that I am reviewing Read more...
Zest it up has some of the best food I've ever tastes. They were so amazing at my wedding last night that I am reviewing them the morning after my wedding! They brought more than enough food for everyone so we got a chance to take leftovers home. Every single guest was raving about their food!! Most importantly Sam and chanda really worked with us to keep the food in our budget. Thank you girls for making our evening amazing. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Zest girls are awesome! They were so flexible and accommodating! When we went for the consolation, I feel in love with them! They also gave us great recommendations for other vendors in the area since we did not live out there. Besides being adorable, the cupcakes and nibbler platter were amazing! Everyone at the wedding loved everything! Thanks Sam and Chanda!
The Zest girls are awesome! They were so flexible and accommodating! When we went for the consolation, I feel in love with Read more...
The Zest girls are awesome! They were so flexible and accommodating! When we went for the consolation, I feel in love with them! They also gave us great recommendations for other vendors in the area since we did not live out there. Besides being adorable, the cupcakes and nibbler platter were amazing! Everyone at the wedding loved everything! Thanks Sam and Chanda! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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