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Aqua Terra Culinary

Pacific Grove, CA View map

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AQUA TERRA Culinary was rated 2014 and 2016, best catering company by the Monterey County Weekly, Carmel Pine Cone and Monterey Herald. Our farm-to-fork concept can be defined as local, seasonal and sustainable. AQUA TERRA Culinary is an advocate of carefully following the Sustainable Seafood Watch guidelines. Our creative approach to food is perfectly paired with our responsible sourcing of high-quality ingredients. Though we have a collection of ‘wedding standard menus’ that illustrate our own creative flare, we are really known for crafting custom menus based on our couples’ wedding vision and theme. Whether you envision family style, plated, or food stations we will pair your custom menu with your wedding dream! Our Wedding Specialist will assist with every aspect of your special day—food, rentals, coordinating service staff, bartending staff, and more. Our service staff are confident and professional, they are there to alleviate any stress you may have with their attention to detail.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$140

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

$120

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$130

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

$20

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?

$22

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
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
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tapas
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

African
American
Asian
British
Chinese
Ethiopian
French
German
Greek
Indian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Sandwiches
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?

Liquor License
Bartender(s)
Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Outside Alcohol
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Recommended by 99% of couples
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    Kristen Married on 11/02/2017
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    We worked with Aqua Terra for our Big Sur wedding in November 2017. We chose them because out of all of the caterers we spoke with in the area, they were the most friendly and accommodating to our needs. We had a small wedding, but we wanted to have amazing food and plenty of it.

    From the beginning, Hollie was great. She gave us a lot of options and flexibility with our menu, giving us multiple proposals and quotes for different serving styles and letting us revise our menu about a dozen times. She was patient with our many questions and gave us advice, but always let us be the ones to make final decisions. We also had the opportunity to have a tasting at their restaurant in Pacific Grove, where we met the head chef. He gave us a lot of great ideas and helped inspire our final menu.

    The day of the wedding, Hollie handled the food set-up flawlessly. The staff she brought were courteous and professional. And of course, the food was amazing. Everyone loved it and commented on how unique and special it was. Hollie even had some leftover food boxed up and sent down to our room for us.

    We couldn’t have been happier with our catering choice and would definitely recommend them to couples getting married in the Monterey area.
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    Brooke Married on 07/23/2016
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    My venue is exclusive with Aqua Terra and I couldn't be more thankful for that!! What an incredible team Aqua Terra has in order to make your taste buds jump for joy before the dance floor heats up at the wedding! Hollie and E.J. were a fantastic team to work with for our wedding. We were excited to make the Aqua Terra team step out of the ordinary and really step up the taste palate for our guests at the wedding. Through their professionalism, creativity, expertise, and ability to just have fun with it, Hollie and E.J. were able to create a palate and tasting experience like no other wedding I have ever been to! They really rose to the challenge and blew our expectations out of the water. We were so happy with the way the food tasted! Can we say duck for 100 people isn't easy and it was cooked perfectly! Everything from the cocktail hour to the dinner and desserts were made with a sensitivity to local, fresh and in season which I really believe makes Aqua Terra stand out amongst all the rest. Hollie was so flexible and accommodating to make sure the numbers matched what our taste buds were craving. She did a great job of making it happen for us! We toasted to E.J and his team at the wedding- it was that spectacular! Thank you so much E.J. and Hollie, I am still thinking about the food I had that night.
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    Christina Married on 12/29/2015
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    Aqua Terra recently catered our small wedding at Holman Ranch. They were AMAZING! First, the food was amazing. Despite our small party we had a diverse and difficult set of tastes. They accommodated everyone (including the picky kids!!). All of our guests said their gnocchi was the best gnocchi they ever had (and my family is Sicilian). In addition to the incredible food the service was wonderful. The cook came out during dinner to talk to guests about the food. It was a great touch. The staff was professional and friendly and all of our guests not only liked the service but enjoyed having them around. Lastly, Victor our Aqua Terra wedding coordinator and day-of coordinator was incredible. He was attentive, friendly, and helped make our big day a low-stress day.
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Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
A Sparkling Event A Sparkling Event Wedding Planners

Aqua Terra is such a great team to work with. They are so friendly and willing to work with each client to make their experience unique. I recommend them for any event! Their food is high quality and worth every penny.

Gardener Ranch Gardener Ranch Barn & Farm Weddings

Knowledgeable and professional staff. High quality and delicious farm to table food. Exceptional service.

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529 Central Ave Suite 3, Suite 3 Pacific Grove, CA, 93950
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Aqua Terra Culinary frequently asked questions

At Aqua Terra Culinary, what does the full wedding catering service cost include?

At Aqua Terra Culinary, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings

At Aqua Terra Culinary, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Aqua Terra Culinary includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine

What event services does Aqua Terra Culinary offer for weddings?

Aqua Terra Culinary offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Clean Up

What catering services does Aqua Terra Culinary provide for weddings?

Aqua Terra Culinary 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
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tapas
  • Tastings

What types of cuisine can you find at Aqua Terra Culinary?

At Aqua Terra Culinary, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • African
  • American
  • Asian
  • British
  • Chinese
  • Ethiopian
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Sandwiches
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Southwestern
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

What dietary needs can be accomodated at Aqua Terra Culinary?

At Aqua Terra Culinary, 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 Aqua Terra Culinary provide for wedding events?

Aqua Terra Culinary provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Liquor License
  • Bartender(s)
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Outside Alcohol

What percentage of users recommend Aqua Terra Culinary and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Aqua Terra Culinary 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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