Weddings

Antonio Ayestaran Custom Catering

Grass Valley, CA View map

About

Antonio Ayestaran has been a professional chef for over 25 years. He is an A.C.F. (American Culinary Federation) apprentice graduate, a certified Chef de Cuisine and certified Pastry Chef.

Antonio, along with 6 other chefs, represented the state of California at the largest cooking competition in the world; the Culinary Olympics in Germany, in 1996, 2000 and 2004. Antonio received Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for his efforts.

Antonio prides his business on working closely with his customers, creating custom experiences for each event. He works closely with many of the largest organizations in Nevada County cooking for fundraisers, donating meals and time, giving back to the community whenever possible.

We want our customers to have the best day that they could have ever dreamed of. In order for us to do this we only schedule one event at a time. This ensures that you have the best "on point wait staff" and that all of our products and services are available, and of course, that Antonio can be at each event. Our main focus is to create amazing food and make you feel as comfortable and special as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$40

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

$32

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$36

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$26

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Tastings

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$6

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Lunch
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tapas
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
BBQ
Cajun
Caribbean
Chinese
French
German
Greek
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Seafood
Southern
Southwestern
Spanish
Thai
Vietnamese

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Kosher
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink
Outside Alcohol

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

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    Brittany L. Married on 07/24/2021
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    The best of the best

    Antonio’s catering goes beyond just the excellent food . His entire staff is a dream to work with , and he goes above and beyond to make the day everything we wanted and more . Our guests won’t stop raving about the happy hour food and exquisite dinner !!
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    Rebecca Married on 07/24/2021
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    Incredible

    Best decision we made was to hire Antonio Ayestaran Catering for our daughter’s wedding! Our guests raved about the food. The appetizers and dinner selections ( salmon, butternut squash ravioli, chicken Marsala, 2 salads….) were absolutely delicious and always hot and plentiful.The catering manager is wonderful and entire staff far exceeded our expectations for service, attentiveness, friendliness, professionalism, and fun. We had complete confidence in our choice of caterer so we were able to totally relax and enjoy the reception. I can’t wait to hire them again!
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    Coral A. Married on 06/05/2021
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    Most incredible food and service!

    Antonio catered for our wedding at did the most amazing job. From the very beginning at our tasting he was very personable and had unlimited options for food. Everything at the tasting was delicious and even with a 225 guest count the food at the wedding was still just as delicious and incredible! We were told by many guests that it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. We chose to do a buffet and our guests were served incredibly efficiently. All of antonios wait staff did a great job of making sure everyone had water, champagne, and wine while seated for dinner. Our dessert bar and two tier cake was also done by Antonio and turned out great! I also recommend having him do a late night snack, we did taquitos and a nacho bar and our guests loved it! We really can’t say enough about how happy we were with Antonio’s services, we highly recommend him!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
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Hands down, the best Catering Company in the Grass Valley, Nevada County area

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We have been working with Antonio for many years and it's always a pleasure. He and his staff are completely professional and we always hear raves about his food and food presentation. We love finding out that Antonio is the caterer at weddings we perform at because we know we'll be eating well that day!

Map

408 colfax ave Grass Valley, CA, 95945
5304018462
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Antonio Ayestaran Custom Catering frequently asked questions

At Antonio Ayestaran Custom Catering, what does the full wedding catering service cost include?

At Antonio Ayestaran Custom Catering, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings

At Antonio Ayestaran Custom Catering, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Antonio Ayestaran Custom Catering includes:
  • Bartender(s)

What event services does Antonio Ayestaran Custom Catering offer for weddings?

Antonio Ayestaran Custom Catering offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up

What catering services does Antonio Ayestaran Custom Catering provide for weddings?

Antonio Ayestaran Custom Catering offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • French Service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Lunch
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tapas
  • Tastings

What types of cuisine can you find at Antonio Ayestaran Custom Catering?

At Antonio Ayestaran Custom Catering, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • Cajun
  • Caribbean
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Southwestern
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

What dietary needs can be accomodated at Antonio Ayestaran Custom Catering?

At Antonio Ayestaran Custom Catering, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Kosher
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

What type of bar services does Antonio Ayestaran Custom Catering provide for wedding events?

Antonio Ayestaran Custom Catering provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink
  • Outside Alcohol

What type of food and beverage items does Antonio Ayestaran Custom Catering provide for wedding services?

To cater to all tastes, Antonio Ayestaran Custom Catering offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

What percentage of users recommend Antonio Ayestaran Custom Catering and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Antonio Ayestaran Custom Catering is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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