San Diego, CA
Jennifer and Barry catered our wedding a couple weeks ago and not only was the food excellent, but the service was outstanding.
Jennifer and Barry catered our wedding a couple weeks ago and not only was the food excellent, but the service was outstanding. We had tried out 6 different caterers and had almost given up hope that we’d find one with food that we’d actually really like. Well, I guess we saved the best for last because we didn’t have ANY morsel left after our tasting. Practically licked some of the plates clean. So, they definitely impressed us with the food… but what about the service? Well, we found throughout the entire planning process they were extremely patient, accommodating and easy to work with. We had budget constraints which they were totally sensitive to and didn’t try to pressure us into anything we weren’t comfortable with. Then the day of – they completely exceeded our expectations. I am a complete worry-wort but Jennifer made sure everything went smoothly and without a hitch and I was able to relax completely. Also, their staff was extremely professional and friendly and made our guests feel very comfortable. Thanks Jennifer & Barry!
Coast is hands-down THE BEST…
I never had to ask for a thing, they just knew what we needed and when.
Coast catering just catered our wedding at Fairbanks Ranch a few weeks ago.
Coast is hands-down THE BEST. The food was, of course, delicious. I am a vegetarian and Barry was wonderful in working with our requests to create a meat-free, Italian, family-style dinner…very specific, and Barry executed it perfectly. We had numerous comments from our wedding guests that the food was great. On top of that, Barry and Jennifer were fantastic to work with—leading up to the event they really worked with us to get everything organized and just the way we wanted it, and the day of the wedding they were so professional and thoughtful and just all around nice! And the staff was incredible! Again, we had comments from our guests saying they felt like they were at a five-star restaurant… the servers were so on-the-ball and anticipated everything. Service was prompt and they even remembered my special wine request. I never had to ask for a thing, they just knew what we needed and when. Coast Catering is great!!!
Coast Catering was awesome! We used them for our wedding and they were a total hit.
Coast Catering was awesome! We used them for our wedding and they were a total hit. I had numerous people tell me that the fish they served was the best they’ve ever had. Jennifer and Barry are an awesome team and very professional. I myself have a background in the food industry and am very selective when it comes to fine dining. Barry designed a menu that the other caterer’s we tasted with didn’t even come close to. They are a smaller non-corporate company which I loved because they’re personal touch on every detail was apparent. Thanks Coast Catering!
…everyone was super professional and kind, everything was on time, and I would work with them again in an instant.
The best food I’ve had in a long time came from my own wedding reception! I was so thankful that I came across Coast Catering when I was searching for someone to cater my reception in the mountains of San Diego. It was extremely easy to come up with a menu (so many choices!), rent out everything we needed, and even set up a beverage station at my ceremony! They really can do everything. I’ve been recommending them to everyone I know. Delivery was easy, set up was quick, everyone was super professional and kind, everything was on time, and I would work with them again in an instant.
La Jolla, CA
The food was AMAZING and our guests could not stop talking about everything that was served. Not only was the food fantastic, but the staff was terrific!
We hired Coast Catering for our wedding at Scripps Seaside Forum, and it was the best decision. The food was absolutely amazing and delicious. We went for a tasting at their center in Escondido, and they had a small and intimate room for our tasting. Barry and his staff were wonderful, and helped us with all of our questions regarding the food options. Coast also helped us with the rentals with tables, chairs, etc. We made 100 different changes throughout the wedding process and they were so helpful and patient with us. We had a walk through at our wedding site a few weeks before our wedding day, and they helped us make sure that the entire layout and day would be perfect. When the wedding day approached, everything was perfect. The food was AMAZING and our guests could not stop talking about everything that was served. Not only was the food fantastic, but the staff was terrific! Our guests especially loved the late night taco bar during the reception. Barry and the entire Coast Catering team are amazing, and I would 100% hire them for another event in the future.
San Diego, CA
Is a 1 million star rating possible? If not, Yelp needs to change their rating system.
Is a 1 million star rating possible? If not, Yelp needs to change their rating system. Coast catered our wedding at the Serra Museum last weekend, and I could not have even asked them to do a better job. Everything was perfect: set up, service, food. I know everyone reads this on caterer reviews, but truly my guests are still raving about the food. I could go into specific and lengthy detail, but I’d be writing forever. Suffice to say, if you are thinking about hiring Coast as your caterer, JUST DO IT. Special shout out to Christie, Coast’s service manager for our wedding. Amazing job, Christie!!
This is not your traditional catering, this is fine dining. My guests were wowed by how delicious everything was and the presentation was flawless.
Where do I begin with how fabulous this company is!? To start with just the food… I have tried so many different catering companies in my days and nothing, I mean NOTHING, is as good as Coast. This is not your traditional catering, this is fine dining. Everything is cooked on site so it doesn’t dry out in a warmer… this means your steak is cooked perfect! My guests were wowed by how delicious everything was and the presentation was flawless. The service is spot on and you can tell the employees enjoy working for this company. Every server was smiling and had the highest level of professionalism.
For main course, we got the hanger steak, sea bass and gnocchi and they were all winners. It was hard to choose what we even wanted for the event. They used only the freshest ingredients and incorporated local produce. The gnocchi is made day of and some of the best I’ve had.
Jennifer and Barry are tremendous people who really care about what they do. They went above and beyond helping to execute me and my fiancé’s dream event, and offered wonderful suggestions for décor and out of the box ideas.
If quality, good food, and impressing your guests are important to you, this is the company for you. I highly recommend using them and trusting their guidance, they know what they are doing. And if you are smart, you get the chocolate truffle bombs for dessert, because they are the best thing I have ever tasted. I wish I could order more!
Cannot thank Coast enough for making our wedding that much better!
San Diego, CA
If you enjoy food and want to work with a kick ass team – I highly suggest Coast Catering!
Tricia and Barry – bravo.
We had our wedding at the new children’s museum this past weekend and between our huge amount of guests and the slightly awkward layout (oh hello large playground jungle gym) Tricia worked with our wedding planner Hazel (double q events) and Joe (crown rentals) to make it work.
Rentals / Layout – the partnership here is such a breath of fresh air. As a bride I have no idea what dimensions are going to work for a space and more importantly I was worried that guests wouldn’t have a good time if they were cramped or couldn’t see. The whole team was creative and we were able to make it to pictures at all of the tables! Bottom line – trust these guys they know what to do!
FOOD – we foolishly thought it would be a good idea to eat before the wedding since everyone says you won’t have time eat. But Tricia and staff made it a point to get food out to us and we immediately regretted the California burritos we wolfed down.
My family is critical of food they didn’t cook so to hear them praise the slow cooked boneless beef short ribs (which we added to the menu without trying at the last minute) which made us SO happy!! And they loved the tatsoi spinach salad just like we did at our tasting. I could eat that salad for the rest of my life!
If you enjoy food and want to work with a kick ass team – I highly suggest Coast Catering!
San Diego, CA
Coast Catering deserves all the five-star ratings it has received. I would give it ten stars if I could.
Amazing, amazing, amazing. We couldn’t have asked for a better catering experience for our wedding at the Penasquitos Ranch House! Barry and Jennifer are pros, and for a girl like me who was pretty clueless when it comes to weddings, they were beyond helpful. They really understood the aesthetic we wanted, and they didn’t miss a single detail when it came to rentals, ceremony/reception setup, the schedule, and the menu. Let me tell you about the MENU! We loved every bite, and our guests had endless compliments about the food. I was a lone vegetarian in a sea of carnivores, and they made sure we all had an amazing selection. The roasted organic vegetables, butternut squash ravioli and spinach quiche were fantastic. And the merlot-braised beef and chicken crepes were our guests’ favorites. Those are only a few of the menu items – everything else was delicious as well.
Another thing to gush about: the service. I did not expect for us and our guests to get so spoiled throughout the reception! I’ve always heard that the bride and groom don’t really get a chance to eat because of all the socializing they have to do, but even when we were running around getting our photos taken during the cocktail hour, the caterers found us and offered us hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Our guests never had an empty glass. All in all, the service was above and beyond.
So yes, Coast Catering deserves all the five-star ratings it has received. I would give it ten stars if I could. They are one of the reasons our wedding was so flawless.
I truly think Coast is the BEST there is in San Diego!! I would highly recommend them for any large or small event you may have!
I truly think Coast is the BEST there is in San Diego!! My (now) husband and I are mild “foodies” and so the food was EXTREMELY important to me at our wedding – probably THE most important thing! I know it can be hard to pull off delicious food when cooking for 100+ people, but they did such an amazing job. From the tasting session (which was so professional, personal and delicious – run by Barry himself!!) to the actual wedding day. All of our guests were ranting and raving about the food. It really was SO good. Everyone kept saying that the service was the best they’ve seen. The servers were immediately RIGHT there for anything you could need! They treated my husband and I like we were royalty as well! Always making sure we had appetizers and food, even as we were buzzing around talking to people.
Coast also helped with A TON of the event planning, which was SO nice. They’ve done so many weddings at our venue, so I really trusted all of their opinions and suggestions. It worked out perfectly, and I could not have asked for a better day, and a big part of it had to do with Coast! I would highly recommend them for any large or small event you may have!
San Diego, CA
Coast Catering thought of everything during the planning stages and they executed the event perfectly.
Coast catered our corporate dinner in Downtown San Diego for a group of our largest clients and international partners.
PLANNING: Chef Barry and Chelsea assisted with the planning, providing insights based on the demographics of the group, and worked with the other vendors to ensure that every detail was covered.
FOOD: The food was absolutely amazing! We had a five course plated dinner, everything from appetizers to petit fours were delicious, fresh, perfectly seasoned and served at a perfect temperature. One of my favorites were the lobster cones with dill creme fraiche and caviar. the lobster was perfectly tender and chilled, and the flavors and textures were so well balanced. The Braised Pork Belly Sliders were delicious and very intricate, but served on a little burger bun that made even the least adventurous eaters (picky) grab several.
The entrees were perfectly cooked and the potato cake was delicious. The dessert was fantastic. The petit fours were served family style, presented on silver trays. They were so beautiful that no one wanted to eat them, but tasted as good as they looked.
SERVICE: The service team was efficient, friendly, attentive, and had such a positive attitude. They were all delightful! They even pulled out chairs and put napkins on our laps! They spoiled us!
After the event, they assisted us with getting extra wine and other items out to our car. They even helped pour the water out of the centerpiece vases to avoid spills.
In short, I cannot say enough good things about Chef Barry and his team. They thought of everything during the planning stages and they executed the event perfectly.
San Diego, CA
Having Coast cater our wedding was like bringing 94 of our best friends and family to a 5 star restaurant for the best meal of their lives.
If you are searching for a catering company you should stop here, cancel any other inquires and just book Coast. My wedding was 7 months ago and my guests STILL talk about how amazing the food was. Having Coast cater our wedding was like bringing 94 of our best friends and family to a 5 star restaurant for the best meal of their lives. You never believe that food at a wedding can be this amazing, but with Barry in charge, it will be. They are at a slightly higher price point compared to some of the other area caterers, but the quality of the food, the display and the service make up for it and then some. We had passed appetizers during cocktail hour which consisted of a refreshing squash blossom flatbread, pea and mint risotto, yellow fin tuna, beef wellington and bacon wrapped scallops. Just writing these down doesn’t do justice. Each item and single tray that was passed around was delicately plated, fresh and at the right temperature.
Additionally, when I was in the corner out of sight having my dress bustled one of the servers asked me what I wanted and brought me back my favorites within 30 seconds. Imagine that, a bride who gets to eat at her cocktail hour! For the first course we served a beet and burrata stack; most people I know (including my husband) turn their noses up at beets, however this is one of the items that is still talked about today! It wasn’t on the original menu that Coast had, but we had seen a version of this done elsewhere and wanted it for our wedding. Barry worked with us on taste and plating to create this dish and it was mouthwatering. I ate the entire meal. Again, a bride who eats at her wedding- need I say more?
Our main course guests had an option of one of the following:
Pistachio crusted wild salmon with quinoa (dates, feta, smoked pistachios) and an olive and eggplant tapenade.
Grilled prime flat iron steak with roasted sundried polenta, grilled butternut squash and a wild mushroom and port wine sauce.
Stuffed Koubacha Squash with a red beet and goat cheese risotto.
I could write another 3 pages on the quality of service as well. Every phone call answered, emails promptly returned and they worked with our budget and our vision for the menu. I would gladly use Coast catering again and recommend them to anyone having a wedding or special event. There is no need to worry about the quality of food with them, you are guaranteed to have an outstanding meal with no detail spared.