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Classic Culinaire

Novato, CA View map

About

At Classic Culinaire, we have a mission to provide our clients and their families and/or guests with an experience they will never forget. With more than 14 years in the business you can trust us to create your personalized exceptional experience. We have put together an all-star wedding team who will listen to your needs and help execute every aspect of your special day.

Based in the heart of wine country, Chef Chad has access to the freshest produce, meats and fine products. He uses these to create seasonal menu's that wow the senses. He will work with you closely to create a menu with flavors and textures that will dazzle your taste buds.

Rachael, our wedding manager and specialist has over 15 years in the wedding business. She has partnered with many vendors and venues to help you plan every step of your special day. Her attention to detail is what will make your day run smooth and flawless so you can enjoy without a worry.

Our home base in located in Novato, Ca where we have a tasting and rental showroom. Here you can meet the team, sit for a delicious tasting of your menu and look through possible rentals for your wedding day. This is a perfect way to really get excited about your big day.

Classic Culinaire is your wedding specialist and we are excited to chat with you soon.

  • LGBTQ+-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$85

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

$75

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$90

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

$40

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

Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

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

Bartender(s)
Signature Drink

What event services do you provide?

Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

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

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
BBQ
French
Greek
Italian
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Sandwiches
Seafood
Southern
Southwestern

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)

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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    Victoria M. Married on 11/13/2022
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    Food was one of our top priorities

    Classic Culinaire was on the list of approved caterers for our wedding venue, the Brazilian Room in Berkeley. We emailed back and forth with them and discussed menus. Having good food at our wedding was one of our top priorities. My husband and quite a few of our guests have dietary restrictions, and we wanted to make sure everyone felt taken care of. Rachael and the whole team were all so incredibly thoughtful and accommodating for us. We did a tasting before we signed our contract with them - the service was impeccable and the food was amazing. The food on the day of the wedding was absolutely amazing, and so many of our guests said as much. We loved working with Rachael and the whole team!
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    Unbelievable evening

    I can’t say enough good things about my experience with Classic Culinaire! They gave us such an unbelievable evening with amazing and mouthwatering food, great attentive service and such professionalism starting from the planning stages. They had so many delicious options for all kinds of dietary needs. And Chef Chad is just as nice as he is talented. They’re a must for any event - they’re guaranteed to make it special!
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    Exceeded expectations

    ChD and his team were great! I’ve been to a few functions they catered which is why I wanted to use them! He delivered everything I asked for and then some! Food is quality and visually well executed. Would definitely use again for next function!

    Classic Culinaire's reply:

    It was our pleasure to help. Thank you for letting be part of your very special day. We hope to see you all again soon!
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Team

Marcus  Wojtkowiak
Marcus Wojtkowiak
Wedding Manager

Hello wedding couples! My name is Marcus and I have been creating memorable weddings for the last 3 years. I specialize in currating your perfect day. From staffing, to menu execution, cake cutting, champagne toast, and all the finer details to make your day perfect! I am truly looking forward to working with each and everyone of you to make your special day the best it can be.

Chad  Carlstedt
Chad Carlstedt
Chef/Owner

Executive Chef, Chad Carlstedt, has maintained an unparalleled passion for cooking and fine food since he was a child. Having grown up in California's wine country, the famed hot bed for culinary masterpieces, it was no surprise that Chad would choose the culinary arts as his career path.

After graduating from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, he gained valuable hands on experience in a wide variety of environments. It was clear early on that his passion extended beyond just cooking, but to delivering world-class service to his customers as well. Bringing his passion to life, his company, Classic Culinaire, was founded in 2007 and continues to grow each year.

As the leader of the Classic Culinaire team, Chef Chad ensures our clients enjoy the service, the experience and the amazing food that Classic Culinaire has become known for.

Rachael  Daniel
Rachael Daniel
Wedding Manager Specialist

Our wedding specialist and manager has over 15 years of expertise in the industry. Originally from northern California, Rachael has extenseive knowldege in planning all types of weddings in wine country and beyond. Her realationships with other vendors and venues makes her a real value when planning your special day.

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1555 South Novato Boulevard Novato, CA, 94947
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Classic Culinaire frequently asked questions

At Classic Culinaire, what does the full wedding catering service cost include?

At Classic Culinaire, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings

At Classic Culinaire, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Classic Culinaire includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Signature Drink

What event services does Classic Culinaire offer for weddings?

Classic Culinaire offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up

What catering services does Classic Culinaire provide for weddings?

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

What types of cuisine can you find at Classic Culinaire?

At Classic Culinaire, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • French
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Sandwiches
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Southwestern

What dietary needs can be accomodated at Classic Culinaire?

At Classic Culinaire, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

What type of bar services does Classic Culinaire provide for wedding events?

Classic Culinaire provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)

What type of food and beverage items does Classic Culinaire provide for wedding services?

To cater to all tastes, Classic Culinaire offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

What percentage of users recommend Classic Culinaire and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Classic Culinaire 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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