Find a catering service in Fountain Valley, CA

Find catering services in Fountain Valley, CA

Find catering services in Fountain Valley, CA

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Top 10 catering services in Fountain Valley, CA

Clients agree: these Fountain Valley catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Shelly's Mexican Kitchen

Shelly's Mexican Kitchen

5.0(1)
Serves Fountain Valley, CA
Alberto B. says, "Amazing Food, Great Service! Couldn't be happier with how everything turnout. All my guests were very pleased and happy. Highly Recommend!" Read more
Nadoosh Shawarma

Nadoosh Shawarma

New on Fash
Serves Fountain Valley, CA
Mediterranean cuisine FLAVORS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN INTRODUCTION  Mediterranean cuisine is the food from the cultures adjacent to the Mediterranean Sea. Although this region spans a wide variety of cultures, the historical connections of the region, as well as the impact of the Mediterranean Sea on the region's climate and economy, have led to there being many common elements in the foods..  The Mediterranean countries include France, Spain, Italy, Greece, and Portugal along the north; Turkey, Syria, Lebanon,
Sumac Mediterranean Cuisine

Sumac Mediterranean Cuisine

5.0(1)
Offers online services
7 hires on Fash
14+ years in business
Serves Fountain Valley, CA
Robyn D. says, "Chef’s initiative and enthusiasm is what sold me! Working with Chef was made easy by his flexibility and professionalism. Every dish was exquisitely prepared and deliciously memorable. Would definitely book Chef Eli again! 🤩🙏🏾" Read more
Forks And Blooms Catering

Forks And Blooms Catering

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Fountain Valley, CA
Julie L. says, "Hi Alicia! I wanted to reach out and say…. EVERYTHING ***EXCEEDED**** the highest of standards & expectations! Truly! We are all so appreciative for everyone’s incredible efforts, the professionalism & outrageous talent you brought in helping us. All the above was provided to us from beginning to end. WOW! Our sincerest “thank you” TO EVERYONE who helped-even your hubby 😀 was incredibly helpful & thoroughly enjoyable Julie" Read more
Rays Bangers And Mash

Rays Bangers And Mash

New on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Fountain Valley, CA
I make authentic, handmade sausages which or made with 100% real food. My food is made from the heart, fresh and delicious. Feel free to contact me regarding anything on the menu. I enjoy seeing the smiles on people faces after they try my food.. creating something that i put my hard work in and seeing it on a plate.
Pacific Coast Palate

Pacific Coast Palate

New on Fash
2 hires on Fash
3+ years in business
Serves Fountain Valley, CA
Not your average caterer but your culinary experience. We have several highly trained chefs on the team, fine dining trained servers, mixologists to bartend, a creative director to assure the food syncs with your overall theme, and an event coordinator to make sure your event goes smooth as butter. We will work with you to customize a menu, assist you with table settings and all of your staffing needs. We bring the 5 star dinning to you and your guests.
Bunz Burgers

Bunz Burgers

5.0(2)
7+ years in business
Serves Fountain Valley, CA
Anthony M. says, "Easy to book. Good prices. Great customer service. Yummy food. What else could you ask for? Highly recommended" Read more
Frolic Eats

Frolic Eats

New on Fash
3+ years in business
Serves Fountain Valley, CA
I have been a certified chef for 13 years now, my love language is “acts of service” so I find immense joy in serving people. I will provide a relaxed environment in the midst of obeying my client. I specialize in cultural cuisine, also organic healthy meals. I cooked for NBA players for years so I’m familiar with health and wellness. Hope to serve you one day :)
Rodeo Heat BBQ

Rodeo Heat BBQ

New on Fash
2+ years in business
Serves Fountain Valley, CA
We offer Santa Maria BBQ services for large groups. If you are doing a party for 100 or more people we might just be the right caterer for you. My wife and I are from the Santa Maria Valley and have grown up doing this style of cooking. We are passionate about the central Coast. Our food is prepared over oak and fruit woods with basic seasonings that allow the meats and vegetables take the center stage. Our menus can include Tri-Tip, Ribs, Chicken, Seafood, and even Vegan/Vegitarian options. We offer many options for sides including Cowboy Beans, Grilled Vegetables, Garlic Bread, Macaroni Salad, Green Salads, and many other items.
Mamá Beas Catering

Mamá Beas Catering

New on Fash
12+ years in business
Serves Fountain Valley, CA
I cater mostly with my taco cart or any Mexican plate and soups. I've catered for Element Skate Co the most.

Your Wedding and Event Catering questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much is catering?

Catering costs $10 to $35 per person for basic party food or a drop-off service. On average, caterers charge $500 to $7,500 total for 50 guests, $1,000 to $15,000 for 100 guests, and $1,500 to $23,000 for 150 guests. Alcohol or bartending options often cost extra.

Formal catering or wedding catering costs $30 to $200 per person for plated meals, a buffet, or food stations. A food truck rental costs $10 to $40 per person, depending on the type of event and whether you hire the truck on a weekend or holiday. Popular food truck menu options include tacos, pizza, BBQ, and ice cream.

What is catering?

Catering means supplying food and drink at a party, wedding, or other gathering. Some catering companies provide waitstaff, while others offer self-serve buffet stations or simply drop off prepared food to an event. Different catering companies provide different types of foods and cuisines, including:

  • Italian
  • Mexican
  • Barbeque
  • Japanese
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches
  • Ice cream
  • Breakfast or brunch

How far in advance do I need to order catering?

Most caterers recommend ordering at least a few weeks to 6 months in advance, depending on the type of event and number of guests. However, catering a small party may not require as much advance time as a wedding, holiday party, or large corporate event.

Large chain restaurants often provide limited, drop-off catering services and require less notice than professional catering companies. Some chain restaurants and grocery stores offer catering services with only one day's notice.

What do caterers provide?

Caterers supply all the food for your event, either cooking it on-site or preparing it in their own kitchen beforehand. Many catering services include serving dishes, plates, glasses, and silverware in their price. Some caterers also offer tables, chairs, linens, or custom place settings for an added fee.

How long do caterers stay at an event?

Caterers typically serve food for 1 to 4 hours, depending on the time of year and number of guests. Setup usually takes 1 to 2 hours. Ask your caterer whether they will include any of the setup or cleanup time in their estimate.

Do you tip caterers?

Some caterers include a gratuity charge of 15% to 20% on your bill that is split between the servers. Before adding a cash tip, ask your caterer or review the contract to make sure a gratuity charge is not already included. If you decide to give cash tips directly, pay each person between $15 to $50.

How do I choose a catering company?

Search our list of caterers, then:

  • Get three or more free estimates to compare.
  • Read their reviews and menus on Fash and Google.
  • Choose a licensed, insured, and experienced company.
  • Try menu tasting before your event if possible.
  • Make sure they're a good fit for your budget and schedule.
  • Get a written estimate or contract.
  • Avoid making a large payment before your event begins.

After reading reviews and asking questions, hire the best company in your area.

What questions should I ask caterers?

When looking for local catering companies, consider asking the following questions:

  • How long have you been catering?
  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • How far in advance do I need to book?
  • What is your cancellation policy?
  • Do you allow menu changes?
  • Will you bring prepared food, or will you prepare it onsite?
  • How long will you be able to serve food?
  • How long do you need to set up?
  • Do you charge extra for travel fees?
  • Will you give me a written estimate and contract?

Reviews for Fountain Valley catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Fountain Valley area.
Andrew A.
We cater often and Bunz did a 110 person catering for us and executed flawlessly. The burgers were delicious, the service was outstanding, and the overall experience was really amazing. No less than 20 people went out of their way to walk into my office and tell me "That was the best burger I've ever had." We will be using Bunz again and again. I can't recommend enough.
Bunz Burgers
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