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Affordable Affairs Gourmet Catering is a catering company in San Diego, California. This company has been around since 2001, providing exceptional full-service catering to weddings, rehearsal dinners, and special events at an affordable cost. Lead Chef David Tepper has been in the restaurant industry since 1963, so he has the experience and passion that makes Affordable Affairs Gourmet Catering great. Their motto is “make it great, give ‘em plenty, and don't charge a lot,” which is perfect for couples looking for excellent food at a great price.

Cuisine
Affordable Affairs Gourmet Catering offers a wide range of cuisine styles, from American, Italian, Southern, and Asian to Mexican, Mediterranean, and everything in between. They can accommodate most dietary needs, including gluten-free, lactose-free, nut-free, vegan, vegetarian, kosher style. Their overall goal is to provide clients with a variety of food selections to suit any menu, vision, style and budget.

Services Offered
This company can serve the food at your event as plated, stations, buffet and even family style. They can also provide great bar services with amazing bartenders. Their full list of catering service options includes:

  • Breakfast/brunch
  • Cake cutting
  • Dessert
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Tastings
  • Cocktail reception
  • Lunch
  • Servers
  • Tapas

Frequently asked questions

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$30

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
BBQ
Caribbean
German
Greek
Italian
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Seafood
Southern
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Kosher
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast

Which of the following items can you provide?

China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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4.9 out of 5 rating
67 Reviews
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98% Recommended by couples
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Affordable Affairs Catering received highly positive reviews for their delicious food, excellent service, and affordability. Customers praised the owner, David, for his expertise and accommodating nature, as well as the attentive and organized staff. The buffet was described as a success, with a variety of appetizers, main dishes, and desserts that left guests impressed. The company's ability to adapt to changes, such as adjusting the set-up location, was also appreciated. Overall, customers highly recommended Affordable Affairs Catering for weddings and other events.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Affordable Affairs Catering received highly positive reviews for their delicious food, excellent service, and affordability. Customers praised the owner, David, for his expertise and accommodating nature, as well as the attentive and organized staff. The buffet was described as a success, with a variety of appetizers, main dishes, and desserts that left guests impressed. The company's ability to adapt to changes, such as adjusting the set-up location, was also appreciated. Overall, customers highly recommended Affordable Affairs Catering for weddings and other events.

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Marta Sent on 12/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Wedding

The chicken was tender we chose the good fellas scampi and rose pasta, what a great combination.
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Kathy V. Sent on 12/29/2022
5 out of 5 rating

I had an awesome experience very accommodating and professional.

After booking our venue for my daughter’s wedding day at the Thursday club we found affordable affairs catering On the approved caters list, I was happy to see them on the list and they were available for our date I attended and event Catered by affordable affairs 12 years ago for my nieces wedding and remembered how much everyone loved the food .
I attended the tasting with my daughter and her fiancé David was very accommodating and informative serving a variety of appetizer’s chicken selections, pastas and desserts. We really loved the food he served and he’s all inclusive wedding package was within our budget we all agreed we had found our caterer.
Our daughter’s wedding day was perfect as could be . The food the staff and the service was amazing, Two thumbs up to the bartender Joe I highly recommend affordable affairs for your event.
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Andrew Sent on 12/20/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing catering experience.

I attended my sisters wedding in November and WOW!.. I didnt leave her alone until I found the source. I thought the food and service was immaculate she ordered the goodfellas scampi and rose pasta combo and it was amazing! Along with the scrumptious appetizers, beautiful table setup, and efficient/organized staff this catering company excelled in every way possible. Couldnt recommend enough, shoutout to the chef i wish I could experience it again.
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