Weddings

Critic's Choice Catering and Event Production Inc.

Redondo Beach, CA View map

About

Nestled in the heart of the South Bay, Critic’s Choice is a full service Catering & Event Production company. Nearly 4 decades in business, they have always stayed true to their values as a family-owned company. Having served over 5,000 couples and clients, they treat each and everyone as if they were guests in their own home. For Critic’s Choice, it's all about the personal connections to the people and community they’ve had the pleasure of serving since 1984.

At Critic’s Choice, we believe in fresh, locally sourced, seasonal items, made from scratch each day at our premise in Redondo Beach, CA. Our dedication to quality is unmatched and we take great pride in the efforts needed to exceed even the highest of expectations. Whether you’re creating an every day Lunch for your colleagues, an intimate Sit Down Dining experience, a traditional Wedding with a grand Buffet, or an elegant Corporate Gala, the professionals at Critic’s Choice Catering have you covered. We take pride in offering our clients and customers the freshest ingredients, made with love, daily. With nearly 4 decades in the Hospitality Industry, our 5 Star Rated One-Stop-Shop can assist you with everything Food, Beverage and Production related. We constantly strive to produce outstanding food with exceptional service to match. Contact us today for your private complimentary Tasting with one of our passionate Event Specialists.

Critic’s Choice is the preferred caterer at more than 25 venues throughout Southern California. ,From breathtaking Malibu Beach Clubs, to Skyrise Penthouse Lofts, to Industrial Open Air Warehouse spaces, the Event Professionals at Critic’s Choice, look forward to pairing you with the perfect. Their Sister Company, Critic’s Choice, has established profound relationships with more than 3 dozen Event Venues throughout Southern California. Locations By Kaycie continues to add wonderful venues in and around Los Angeles. We are excited and confident that these Venues will be the perfect choice for many happy couples starting their collection of lifelong memories, and Corporate Clients looking to create an unforgettable Gala.

We believe that the most important day of your life is ours too. Our fun, passionate, friendly and creative Event Specialists look forward to creating the perfect custom menu for your event. From designing tablescapes, mapping out floor plans, rendering timelines and creating the perfect custom menu, we look forward to making your dream wedding a reality.

We also do our part as an "Environmentally Responsible" Caterer:

  • We recycle plastics, glass, cans, cardboard and cooking oil
  • We compost all Green Waste
  • We purchase produce from local growers
  • We are a "Heal the Bay" approved Caterer in the South Bay
  • We donate food to a local food bank
  • We use non toxic cleaning products in our kitchen



Frequently Asked Questions

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

$30

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

$20

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$15

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

$30

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

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

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$20

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

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

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

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

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
BBQ
Cajun
Caribbean
Chinese
French
German
Greek
Indian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Sandwiches
Seafood
Southern
Southwestern
Spanish
Thai
Vietnamese

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Halal
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

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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    Steven Getting married on 03/02/2023
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    Amazing! Perfect!

    Kaycie was amazing! Kaycie was amazing! She was the best wedding coodinator and organizer and do it all. She was professional, prompt, hard working and reliable. She set the mood perfectly and was the perfect host. Our wedding was suppose to be outside and everything was set up outside but high winds caused us to move the wedding completely inside. Kaycie saved the day, was incredibly flexible and went above and beyond his call of duty. Our beautiful and insanely expensive Malibu wedding was on the VERGE of being a complete disaster and trainwreck but Kaycie literally SAVED OUR WEDDING. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND CRITICS CHOICE. The entire staff including chef stuart, Vana, servers lydia, isabel, kitchen assistant gabby, sous chef shane and the bartender stephanie were WONDERFUL. When I get a chance I will upload professional photos of everything! Thank you KAYCIE! FIVE STARS!
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    Debra L. Getting married on 05/02/2022
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    Beyond Fantastic and Awesome and Yummy

    They catered our 30th wedding anniversary party and vow renewal ceremony. Beautiful presentation and fabulous delicious food with amazing friendly helpful staff. My friends are all still talking about the food! I will for sure use them again.
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    Alicia L. Married on 06/19/2021
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    Amazing event planner/producer/catering in one

    We had the privilege of working with Critics Choice for our wedding. While we were looking for a small outdoor venue the name Critics Choice kept popping up. Once we found our venue at The Redondo Beach Hotel they also recommend Critics Choice. We set up our initial consultation and we were sold. Their food was delicious and their presentation was great. We also really like that besides handling event catering they also do event production. They referred us to great vendors for flowers, cake, and calligraphy. The big day came and Critics Choice was on top of everything. They beautifully set up the venue and coordinated with us through the reception. Our guests loved the venue set up and enjoyed the food. They still talk about it today. A big shoutout to Kaycie Fellows who made our day extra special. We look forward to working with them again.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

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Critic's Choice Catering and Event Production Inc. Price Rates

Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements
Mimi Teller Photography Mimi Teller Photography Wedding Photographers

Wonderful food and service. I have enjoyed Critic's Choice both at business related and personal functions

Amy Ling Events Amy Ling Events Wedding Planners

Everyone at Critic's choice is just so professional and courteous! They're a breeze to work with and most important of all, the food is just absolutely AMAZING... what can I say, they're definitely my preferred vendor!! Go Critic's Choice!!

The Sepulveda Home The Sepulveda Home Historic Weddings

Critic's Choice Catering goes above and beyond to satisfy the likes and needs of our engaged couples. Their professionalism and friendly approach is highly appreciated by our staff. We are completely confident in their ability to please our brides. Not to mention, the food is EXCELLENT!!!

Map

2806 Phelan Lane Redondo Beach, CA, 90278
3105451144
310-214-8099

We are open in the evenings and weekends by appointment only. Regular hours apply for Monday thru Friday
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Critic's Choice Catering and Event Production Inc. frequently asked questions

At Critic's Choice Catering and Event Production Inc., what does the full wedding catering service cost include?

At Critic's Choice Catering and Event Production Inc., the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
  • Linens

At Critic's Choice Catering and Event Production Inc., what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Critic's Choice Catering and Event Production Inc. includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What event services does Critic's Choice Catering and Event Production Inc. offer for weddings?

Critic's Choice Catering and Event Production Inc. offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up

What catering services does Critic's Choice Catering and Event Production Inc. provide for weddings?

Critic's Choice Catering and Event Production Inc. offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • 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

What types of cuisine can you find at Critic's Choice Catering and Event Production Inc.?

At Critic's Choice Catering and Event Production Inc., you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • Cajun
  • Caribbean
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Sandwiches
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Southwestern
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

What dietary needs can be accomodated at Critic's Choice Catering and Event Production Inc.?

At Critic's Choice Catering and Event Production Inc., the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Halal
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

What type of bar services does Critic's Choice Catering and Event Production Inc. provide for wedding events?

Critic's Choice Catering and Event Production Inc. provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • 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 Critic's Choice Catering and Event Production Inc. and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Critic's Choice Catering and Event Production Inc. 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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