Find a catering service in Simi Valley, CA

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Top 10 catering services in Simi Valley, CA

Clients agree: these Simi Valley catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Smokin Steve's Catering

Smokin Steve's Catering

5.0(2)
20+ years in business
Serves Simi Valley, CA
Tracy S. says, "Delicious food and excellent customer service!" Read more
Las Casuelas Catering Mexican Cuisine

Las Casuelas Catering Mexican Cuisine

New on Fash
2 hires on Fash
11+ years in business
Serves Simi Valley, CA
At Las Casuelas Catering Mexican Cuisine , we believe that food is more than just sustenance - it's an experience. That's why we are passionate about creating unique, flavorful dishes that delight the senses and leave a lasting impression on our clients and their guests.
Sumac Mediterranean Cuisine

Sumac Mediterranean Cuisine

5.0(1)
Offers online services
7 hires on Fash
14+ years in business
Serves Simi 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
Avo Hekimyan

Avo Hekimyan

New on Fash
16+ years in business
Serves Simi Valley, CA
I don't cook to feed people, I cook to bring a smile in every face from the very first bite to the very last. Food is a work of art, from the starter to the dessert it has to explain a story that makes sense, and I'm here to provide that culinary experience, from middle eastern food to American, I'm here to ensure you to have one great meal.
Big Mann BBQ & Catering

Big Mann BBQ & Catering

New on Fash
10+ years in business
Serves Simi Valley, CA
We absolutely love to share the special moments in people lives that make memories that last forever. And helping make them more memorable by serving delicious and satisfying. I really enjoy meeting new folks and getting to know their stories and their families.
Jillianne B.

Jillianne B.

New on Fash
12+ years in business
Serves Simi Valley, CA
I have been in the culinary industry for 14 years. I graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in 2012 and from then on worked and honed my skills at high end restaurants in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City. I have been passionate about cooking ever since I was a child. I grew up watching cooking shows at a young age and spending my summer doing cooking workshops. I Adept in menu planning and preparation, food presentation and quality assurance. Currently I am a sous chef at a restaurant and doing this private chef/catering on the side.
The Blackgastronaut

The Blackgastronaut

New on Fash
Serves Simi Valley, CA
Freelance chef with 13 years of experience in fine dining, upscale casual and private banquets. Looking to help you elevate your next small event or get together by providing stellar planning and dinners.
SUSHI LUX LA

SUSHI LUX LA

New on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Simi Valley, CA
Sushi Lux LA is a Los Angeles private dining company that specializes in Sushi and fine dining California Cuisine. We pride ourselves on using the highest quality ingredients that we source both locally and internationally to ensure the most unique and exclusive dining experience for all of our clients. With our team of industry professionals, not only do we prioritize the quality of our service and use of ingredients, but also our customer service and interactions with clients and their guests. We want to make sure that all of your guests are satisfied by our amazing food and by our hospitality.
Blaqhausnoho

Blaqhausnoho

New on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Simi Valley, CA
Southern food restaurant and bar that offers catering and insured bartending services. Established in 2019 our physical location is in North Hollywood CA and our website to learn more about us is www.blaqhaus.co

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 Simi Valley catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Simi Valley area.
Lucy
The responsiveness and recommendations! awesome people to work with.
Smokin Steve's Catering
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