FAQs

Where are you located & where do you cater?

Our newly-built catering kitchen is at 86 Gibson Road, Suite 4 in Templeton. We are 15 minutes north of San Luis Obispo and and just minutes to Paso Robles wine country on California’s Central Coast. We cater anywhere from Nipomo to San Miguel & Big Sur.

Do you cook your food onsite?

Yes. We prep our food at our commercial kitchen but we always cook our food at the event venue. We “build” a portable kitchen at venues without proper catering kitchens. Our food is served fresh and never transported ready-to-serve in hot boxes.

Do you use frozen products or premade items?

No. We prepare all of our appetizers, dishes, and sauces from scratch for each event using fresh local ingredients whenever possible.

Why do you call your catering company “boutique?”

We are a husband & wife team with an awesome crew of chefs, cooks & servers. We limit the number of events we cater each week. We ‘ll never do more than 2 events in a day so that we can give each client the attention they deserve.

What is the average price for your catering services for a wedding?

With tax, gratuity & service staff, most wedding clients spend between $45 and $75 per person. The service style, menu and venue are all factors in determining pricing. However, we work with many budgets for the variety of events we cater. Other events, such as wine club parties, corporate catering, etc. as generally priced somewhat lower.

What is your server to guest ratio?

Buffet: 1 to 17-20
Family-style 1 to 13-18
Plated: 1 to 12-15
This does not include chefs, cooks, bussers, or bartenders.

What’s included in your services?

Our staff arrives 2 - 2.5 hours before the ceremony to set linens, table settings and prepare for your event. Besides full service of the event, we include a non-alcoholic drink station of lemonade and iced tea, tray-passed and stationary appetizers, server-manned dinner service, cake cutting, coffee service, cleanup and rental organization.

What’s not included?

We offer table & chair setup for an additional fee, as well as tableside wine service. Bartenders may also be contracted through us also.

Do you provide bartending services?

Yes. We have bartenders available for $35/hour for bars with beer & wine and up to two signature cocktails. Our bartending fee for full bars is $55/hour per bartender plus setup and breakdown time.

Do you offer cake cutting, champagne pour, coffee service, etc.?

Yes, we include all the above as a complimentary service at every wedding.

Do you cater other events besides weddings?

Of course. Our prices are often dependent upon the complexity of events so simpler events can be more cost-effective. We offer corporate catering, drop-off lunches, winery catering, and much more.

Do you have references?

Yes, and many amazing reviews! Feel free to look up what our past clients have said about us on Wedding Wire here or visit our Compliments page.

Can you recommend other vendors?

Absolutely. We’ve been catering on the Central Coast for 11+ years and have been lucky enough to work with & build relationships with amazing vendors. We’re happy to recommend awesome venues, coordinators, DJs, florists, photographers, rental companies, and any other vendor you may need. We are proud to be a part The Wedding Standard Community and Central Coast Wedding Professionals. 

How do I book?

Email us & make sure we’re available. Then, we’ll prepare a couple of customized menu proposals for you. To secure the date for your event, we require a 25% deposit of the estimated catering bill.

Can you recommend a venue?

Yes! Here is a list of some of the amazing wedding venues in our beautiful community of San Luis Obispo County

San Luis Obispo & Edna Valley Area Event Venues:

  • Higuera Ranch
  • Greengate Ranch & Vineyard
  • Spreafico Farms
  • Loma Grande Ranch
  • Flying Caballos Ranch
  • Holland Ranch
  • Edna Valley Vineyards
  • Tiber Canyon Ranch
  • La Cuesta Ranch
  • The Monday Club
  • The Jack House
  • Biddle Ranch
  • Pepper Tree Ranch
  • The White Barn

Paso Robles, Templeton, Atascadero & Santa Margarita Event Venues

  • Oyster Ridge
  • Santa Margarita Ranch
  • Spanish Oaks Ranch
  • Pavilion on the Lake
  • Tooth & Nail Winery
  • Opolo Winery
  • Halter Ranch
  • Castoro Cellars
  • Vina Robles
  • Robert Hall Winery
  • Broken Earth Winery
  • Pear Valley Winery
  • Still Waters Vineyards
  • Rancho Dos Amantes
  • Portola Inn
  • Thatcher Winery
  • Hammersky Vineyards
  • Croad Winery
  • Villa San Juliette 
  • Hartley Farms
  • Lago Giuseppe
  • Terra Mia Vineyards
  • The Groves on 41
  • Vintage Ranch

Pismo Beach, Shell Beach, Arroyo Grande, Nipomo, Cayucos, and Avila Beach Event Venues

  • Avila Beach Golf Resort
  • Sea Crest Hotel
  • Dana Powers House & Barn
  • See Canyon Fruit Ranch
  • The Casitas Estate
  • The Gardens at Peacock Farms
  • Swallow Creek Ranch
  • Cayucos Creek Ranch