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Antonio Ayestaran Custom Catering

Grass Valley, CA View map
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45 reviews

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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    Jacqueline Married on 08/31/2022
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    Such good food and service!

    We could not have been happier with Antonio, the food he provided, and his staff at the wedding! The food was delicious and he was very accommodating to some of my guests' dietary restrictions. The tasting was fun too! His staff went above and beyond on our wedding day and it all went perfectly. Everyone told us how delicious the food was and it was just as good as the night of the tasting!
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    Maddie G. Married on 07/30/2022
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    The best caterer we could have imaged!!

    I can't recommend Antonio enough!!! Antonio catered our wedding this past July in Alpine Meadows, Tahoe and our guests are STILL talking about our food- it was absolutely the highlight of the day for us and all our guests. Our photographer, planner and videographer all said it was the best wedding food they've ever had (and you know they all go to a LOT of weddings), so it was the highest compliment. Tyler & I are both huge foodies, living in SF and going out to eat almost weekly so we wanted a caterer that would help deliver on our big day, and truly Antonio BLEW IT OUT OF THE WATER! Above and beyond what we ever could have expected!!!

    Our venue had no running water or electricity, yet Antonio's team managed all the challenges with such ease. From the very first day we reached out, Antonio was flexible, accommodating, and it felt like we were always on the same team- he was problem solving for us given some of the venue limitations. His staff (including bartenders, wait-staff and more) were efficient, polite and went above and beyond for myself & my husband (brought us over food immediately after the ceremony knowing we weren't going to have time to eat, checked in on us continuously throughout dinner to see if we needed anything and so much more) and all our guests (doing table side wine service, pouring shots, making specialty drinks, clearing tables and so much more).

    When planning a wedding, I didn't realize how critical it is to have a catering team who you feel confident in, as they truly do SO much more than "just" provide the food- they were always willing to pitch in and help wherever it was needed day-of, which was critical to ensuring the day ran smoothly. And again, the FOOD WAS EXCEPTIONAL! It was so fresh, flavorful, light & healthy, yet also hearty and served all our different dietary restrictions (vegans, and gluten-free).

    Antonio went above and beyond in all senses... he and his team had early meals ready for the band, gave us so many different options in plating/ serving arrangements and whipped up 3 different (decently complex) specialty cocktails that we had selected (and he sourced incredibly fresh ingredients to make these tasty cocktails and garnish them professionally), and so much more. We couldn't have been more pleased with Antonio & his team!!!
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    Rachel Married on 11/20/2021
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    Amazing food, wonderful service

    We can't speak highly enough about Antonio and his team! They not only provided a customized Italian spread for our November 2021 wedding including appetizers, buffet, and dessert bar, but they also did a "room flip" switching the Miners Foundry's Stone Hall from ceremony site to reception space with ease. Antonio was responsive and helpful in the confusion on our end leading up to the big day (with COVID, we weren't sure if we would have to cancel or relocate). On the day of, I forgot that a friend was not only vegan but also gluten-free, and he made her up a plate with no problem. Aside from the great service, the food was SO GOOD, my sister/MOH texted us at 1 a.m. ON OUR WEDDING NIGHT looking for leftovers to scrounge from our front porch like a raccoon. Serving chicken at a wedding can be risky because it's so easy to dry out, but the Tuscan chicken breast was-- dare I say -- *moist* and flavorful. The spinach raviolis, especially, 10/10. THANK YOU Antonio and team!
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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!

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408 colfax ave Grass Valley, CA, 95945
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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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