6 Reviews
Plated, Buffet, Stations, Family Style

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About California Rose Catering, Inc.

Here are just some of the raves we heard about California Rose Catering:

“The food was a smash hit at our wedding, and so were the staff. They were very responsive to all our request and gave us a fabulous tasting ahead of time. It was a little private party at their kitchen.”

“They were amazing! The placement, layout and quality of the food was perfect.”

“The food was delicious and the pricing was reasonable. We asked for oranges from our yard and organic food and they were so flexible. Everything they did was unique. I would definitely use them again and would recommend them to anyone looking for a fabulous caterer.”

“We were so thrilled with their service. I would recommend them first off because they make fabulous food. Our request was for Mexican food and they went above and beyond our request. The food was so authentic and very reasonably priced.”

“They were awesome in every category. Dov was so impressive. He was friendly and answered all questions. Most importantly, he really listened to what we wanted. We had asked for a meal that had attitude and style, all with a very international influence. It was intimate and had a great spirit to it. Rose even made special homemade desserts.”

“California Rose Catering went above and beyond our expectations. They are really fun people, so easy to deal with. Some caterers can be so formulaic in the way everything has to go. Rose and Dov were so accommodating of our ideas and made it the event we hoped for!”

“We had a really fabulous experience with California Rose Catering. They are such a warm and friendly company to work with, like family. We decided on a family style meal and it really fit our vision. It was everything that we wanted and we were very happy with the experience.”

Background

California Rose Catering is owned by founder Rosa Mendicino and her son, Dov Sims, who is the chef. Rosa’s had extensive experience working for different catering companies and restaurants before creating her own company. Not only did Dov grow up cooking with his mother, he also spent nearly a decade as a chef in unique and high-end restaurants around the Bay Area.

Services

California Rose takes a boutique approach to catering: they typically handle one event per day, enabling them to give you their full attention. Rose and Dov work every event and take customer service to heart—they don’t just meet with you once then send a team out.

They welcome—even encourage—clients to take part in the creation of the menu. California Rose specializes in catering unforgettable, thoughtfully composed, and beautifully presented cuisine.

One of our favorite things about California Rose Catering is that they always prepare a wedding basket packed with all the food served at the wedding, soaps, candies, and a bottle of the couple’s favorite beverage. Believe us, most couples do not eat a substantial amount of food at the wedding and end up hungry later on!

Categories: Wedding Caterer

Regions serviced: San Francisco

6 Reviews for California Rose Catering, Inc.

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Tldr: AMAZING food and coordination (pre-wedding and day-of) from California Rose made the planning and actual wedding day perfect! Great match for relatively laid-back couples who want really delicious food, great service, and someone experienced to take care of rentals and help you think through the other details.
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We loved working with California Rose for our wedding in Tiburon! Angy, Dov, and Eric were helpful from the start -- our first venue fell through (!!), and they helped us find another one that fit our vision and budget. Throughout the process, they kept us calm, walked us through decisions about both food and rentals on the appropriate timeline, and took care of the nitty gritty details so we could focus on the other big decisions (officiant, DJ, invites, etc etc etc). Angy went on maternity leave right before our wedding, but she brought Eric into the transition early on so that he was fully up to speed, and we were in great hands on the wedding day.

Our guests could not stop raving about Dov's food (and neither can we! Seriously, this food is incredible. Dov has a gift). It's inventive, perfectly prepared on-site, and super high quality -- and not THAT much more expensive than more standard catering options that aren't as fresh or delicious. 100% worth it if you like food (who doesn't?)

We loved working with CA Rose and will definitely be recommending them to friends. Thanks, guys!!

Profile Picture Marisa, 7/24/16, 1 Review
Category: Catering
5.0

My wife and I hired California Rose to cater our 150-person wedding in October and couldn't have been happier with the results. We even had 5-10 guests approach us to report that this was the "best wedding food I've ever had".

Dov and Angy were flexible with our food preferences and budget, and they worked well with the other vendors to provide a seamless experience. I am so so happy we came across California Rose before choosing our wedding caterer--they were an absolute highlight of the night!

Profile Picture John, 10/3/15, 2 Reviews
Category: Catering
5.0

We used California Rose for our wedding dinner reception (100 guests). One reason we selected them is that they provided coordination services and also took care of all the table, chairs, linens, dinnerware rentals. They are full-service and capable of handling any type of event. Our contact person was wonderful, mild-mannered, a pleasure to work with and very responsive to all our needs and questions. She gracefully solved some last-minute issues that arose, including during the event. The food was outstanding, we were able to customize the menu based on their recommendations and our guests raved about the food. Strongly recommended for anyone planning a party and needing catering.

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Category: Catering

California Rose Catering, Inc. Pricing

Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Plated
$150
Buffet
$110
Stations
$130
Hors d'Oeuvres
$85
Catering Prices Include:
Cake
Cake Cutting
Chairs
China
Chocolate Fountain
Clean Up
Cocktail Reception
Delivery
Dessert
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Server(s)
Set Up
Tables
Tastings
Bar Service Price Per Person
Bar Service Price Per Person
Starting from $25
Bar Service Price Includes:
Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

California Rose Catering, Inc. FAQ

Clean Up
Delivery
Set Up
Breakfast/Brunch
Buffet
Cake
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Lunch
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tapas
Tastings
American
Asian
BBQ
British
Cajun
Caribbean
Chinese
French
Greek
Indian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Russian
Sandwiches
Seafood
Southern
Southwestern
Spanish
Thai
Vietnamese
African
Ethiopian
German
Gluten Free
Halal
Kosher
Lactose Free
No Pork
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian
Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine
Chairs
Tables
Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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1012 Grayson Street, Unit 'B', Berkeley, CA 94710   See On Map
510-644-4473 (phone)