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Buckboard Catering and Events provides an array of delectable options for weddings and other special occasions throughout the San Diego area. Our experienced team of chefs are dedicated to providing award-winning food presentation combined with amazing service on every event. We are partnered with incredible venues to provide an unforgettable experience for any event. Whether it is a quaint private dinner or a large wedding buffet we can provide your big day with amazing culinary options.

Buckboard Catering and Events focuses on elegant farm-to-fork catering service inspired by various modern flavors and locally sourced ingredients. Your Wedding Plan can include stationed and tray passed appetizers, grazing tables, extensive buffet structure, personal family style service or formal plated options. Wedding packages that include additional rentals such as tables, chairs, linens, glassware and bar service are also available.

Be sure to check out "The Wedding Hustler" on Amazon Prime that was shot in San Diego and features catering from Buckboard Catering and Events.

Frequently asked questions

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

$100

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

$60

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$60

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

$24

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

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Dessert
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings
Chairs
Tables
China
Linens
Flatware
Glassware

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$30

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

Bartender(s)
Limited Bar
House Beer
House Wine
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

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
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
BBQ
Caribbean
French
Greek
Italian
Latin American
Mediterranean
Mexican
Seafood
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Halal
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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    5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    5 out of 5 rating
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99% Recommended by couples

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Alex H. Sent on 03/30/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Fantastic from Buckboard

We could not have been happier with the service we received from Buckboard as the catering provider for our wedding. Right from the initial meeting Ashley, (Buckboard’s sales manager) gave us a personalized introduction and very friendly tasting. It was clear from this initial interaction that she cared more about our experience and less about just becoming one of their customers.

The food was/is absolutely delicious. Every single item was cooked perfectly, and it was clear from the initial tasting that their chefs and cooks take genuine pride in cooking high quality meals that do not come off as “mass produced” like a number of other caterers in the area. We have lost count of the number of guests who told us during and after the meal that it was by far the best food they’ve ever had at a wedding, and this is reflective of the company as a whole.

Ashley and JP (the Chief Operating Officer) were both present during the planning process, and worked with us directly to determine a menu that would be both wonderful for the guests as well as within our budget. When dietary restrictions were presented, Ashley and her team made the accommodations easy and care free, and provided options that were also delicious. She and her staff were so friendly and professional on the day-of that a number of guests went out of their way to comment on the crew.

We cannot rave enough about the services we received from Buckboard Catering. To make matters better they also operate a full-time restaurant in El Cajon, which we plan on frequenting regularly when visiting San Diego. For prospective couples planning a wedding, choosing Buckboard as your caterer will not only put your mind at ease knowing the quality of service you will be receiving, but you and your guests will be absolutely thrilled with the meal you get to enjoy.
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Alycia F. Sent on 11/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Speechless ❤️

I cannot say enough amazing things about this team!! The buckboard catering team catered my wedding and they blew us all away!! Ashley was amazing with accommodating our budget, going through the options, hosting the tasting and holding my hand through the process. I had people coming up to me all night telling me how great the food was. They had great communicating with us throughout the process and even with our guests all night. They personally spoke to each guest with allergies and informed them of the best options to accommodate them. They even went out of their way to buy a new salad dressing for a guest with allergies during the event and gave her her own personal bottle to keep at her table. My coordination team was going to take care of cake cutting and our nacho bar but the Buckboard team insisted on taking it off of their hands and took a huge load off of their plates. I got great feedback from everyone about the friendly bartenders and their flexibility with signature drinks and the other options!! I highly recommend you hire them for your next event!

Thank you Buckboard for making our day that much more special!!!
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Brenna M. Sent on 10/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend

This is a full service. We had the pleasure of working with Ashley and JP. Ashley was with us the day of and made sure me and my groom were fed and taken care of. She even gave me an hors d’oeuvre in between photos while holding a napkin below me so that I didn’t get crumbs on myself. All of the staff were super accommodating and kind. They made sure to be aware of any and all allergies. The food itself was also amazing!!! The guests are still taking about how tasty everything was. They also offer so much for the price. I highly recommend the grazing table and a late night bite. So successful!
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Buckboard Catering & Events frequently asked questions

At Buckboard Catering & Events, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • China
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
The bar service starting price at Buckboard Catering & Events includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Limited Bar
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink
Buckboard Catering & Events offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
Buckboard Catering & Events offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
At Buckboard Catering & Events, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • Caribbean
  • French
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Seafood
  • Spanish
At Buckboard Catering & Events, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Halal
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Buckboard Catering & Events provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink
To cater to all tastes, Buckboard Catering & Events offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
Buckboard Catering & Events 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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