How to select a caterer.

As you can see from the following list of caterers, the Santa Cruz area offers a wide variety of experience professionals who can help make your wedding reception meal a memorable one.

Before you even start looking at menus and asking friends for recommendations, decide on your budget. You should have a fairly clear idea of how many guests will be attending your reception and how much you are willing and able to pay per guest.

Look at catering menus on-line. Contact the caterers that appeal to you the most and then interview the caterers in person. Let them know your budget guidelines before you visit. An experienced caterer will be able to guide you to a plan that you can feel good about without making you feel like you need to trim other items in order to feed your guests. Be open to suggestions. If a sit down meal wont fit your budget, a caterer might suggest a festive snack or appetizer buffet to be followed by the wedding cake or a dessert buffet that will fit your budget and still keep your guests happy.

Whether you envisage a sit down dinner for 400 or a garden tea party for 40, you will find the caterer you need right here in Santa Cruz County.

Barbara & Company. Twenty years of experience, full service catering.

Zameen Mediterranean Cuisine. Fabulous, flavorful, inventive.

The Center Street Grill. American food with a Mediterranean flare.

Kimberley’s Catering. Tasteful cuisine, thoughtful planning and seamless execution.

Five Star Catering. Affordable elegance.

Bella Chi-Cha. Specializing in catering to your every need.

Local Harvest Catering and Personal Chef. Custom created menus.

9Catering. Gracious, honest and reliable service.

Culinary Creations Catering. We offer a variety of menus for many themes, tastes and budgets.

Pacific Coast Catering. We will exceed all of your expectations.

Lifestyle Culinary Arts. A full service catering company.

The Chef’s Table. Private Chef Services. Global cuisine. Local ingredients. .

Affordable Chef. Personally designed menus for your event.

Poetry in Motion. Delicious food and exceptional service.

Riverview Farms Catering. Great dishes and excellent service.

Top Shelf Catering. Enjoy a first-rate culinary experience.

The Sesnon House at Cabrillo College.Cabrillo College Culinary Arts Department. Fresh, creative, affordable.

Feast For A King Catering. Using the finest and freshest ingredients.

Food by Chef Adam . Delicious fare and reasonable rates.

Mill Street Catering. Distinctive cuisine, traditional to the exotic.

Sunny’s Catering. The perfect food to celebrate your event.

Coastal Catering. The finest seasonal cuisine paired with exceptional service.

Custom Culinary Concepts. Your imagination is your only limitation.

Carmona’s. BBQ catering. Professional service with a family approach.

Kiss Catering. BBQ catering. The kiss of perfection.

Paradise Beach Grille. Catering from Paradise Beach Grille in Capitola.

E&J Catering. BBQ catering. We will complement and share in your vision for that perfect event.

Vegan and Vegetarian Caterers:

Agape Feast Originals. Specializing in vegan and vegetarian dishes using the highest quality ingredients.