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.
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, no pork and organic. Their overall goal is to provide clients with a variety of food selections to suit any menu, vision, style and budget.
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:
54 Reviews for Affordable Affairs Gourmet Catering
Recommended by 98% of couples
Kelly R. · Married on 01/23/2021
Flexibility without compromising Quality
David is an attentive and knowledgeable caterer. We started talking to him during the Red period of Covid and continued to work with him through Purple and Worse than Purple (100% occupancy in ICUs). Throughout the process David was quick to respond to the changes and to be respectful of our needs while watching laws and government guidelines. With each change he gave us new ideas and new quotes that were within our budget but offered truly elegant food to our wedding guests at very reasonable prices. Although we never got to taste the food due to the complete shut down, we will certainly look to Affordable Affairs Gourmet Catering for our future needs.Sent on 12/24/2020
~The Rogers, San Diego
Danie L. · Married on 09/26/2020
Beyond exceptional in all aspects
David, the owner and ring master behind Affordable Affairs, is a true expert in his craft. When Kelly and I had to find a caterer at a moment's notice, we somehow lucked upon a recommendation from a mutual acquaintance (his main bar tender Joe) and landed with David. The tasting was great! As was the main dinner service. For us, he handled the food, waitstaff, bar tender, linens, glasses, utensils, plates, and all seemingly endless aspects between. Normally this would be great, but add the difficulties and changing environment due to COVID restrictions, and David's drive to have a perfect dinner outshines even more.Sent on 10/20/2020
Our food was phenomenal. My wife and I even raved at home how good the leftovers were days later when the Chicken was still juicy (not dry) and flavorful. David knows his Italian dishes and knocks it out of the park.
All our guests mentioned how good the food was, how happy they were with the bar service, and how perfect everything went during dinner service. We are very pleased to have used Affordable Affairs and will definitely be using David's services again for any future events.
If you're looking for a no bull expert who's read to work for you to deliver a great dinner experience, look no further!
Sydney · Married on 11/25/2019
Hiring Affordable Affairs was a GAMECHANGER
This is THE BEST and most affordable catering you can hire in San Diego. My husband and I went to various bridal events and did individual tastings will all our top caters, and Affordable Affairs had no competition. David worked with us to make the perfect menu that our guests STILL talk about. He has a way of customer service, communication, and execution that is beyond anything we saw elsewhere. We are SO happy we hired him for our wedding catering, and we could not recommend him and his staff more! For any foodie looking for a caterer, Affordable Affairs is by far the best option!Sent on 01/06/2020