Critic's Choice Catering and Event Production Inc.

2806 Phelan Lane, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 Map · Phone number
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About Critic's Choice Catering and Event Production Inc.

Whether you envision a Marvelously Elaborate or Elegantly Simple Affair - Your Day will be Unforgettable with the help of Critic's Choice Catering & Event Production, Inc.

Since 1984, countless couples have entrusted their special day to the
Critic’s Choice Catering professionals; and very often our couples get to enjoy our
services again in a more relaxed role - as guests at someone else’s wedding for
example! Oh, how we love your referrals and word of mouth recommendations!

Our All Inclusive Event Package will save you time and money when designing your Reception. The key to a successful event is the flexibility we offer you in the Event Package selections. Why rent most of your catering equipment, when Critic's Choice includes most of what you need in our Optional Package.

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 gorwers when possible

* 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

One of our Divisions, Locations By Kaycie continues to add wonderful venues in and around Los Angeles; recent additions include an ocean front Yacht Club, a 1929 Louisiana French
Colonial estate, a beautiful shady garden with a chapel near the Pacific Ocean, a
couple of wonderful galleries; a trendy warehouse, and a private garden tucked into
the hills of Palos Verdes. We are excited that these will most certainly be the ideal
choice for many happy couples starting their collection of life long memories.



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Visit us online at www.criticschoicecatering.com.
See what others have said about us at Projectwedding.com
Find us at The Sepulveda Home (also on this fourm)
Contact us directly critics4catering@aol.com


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46 Reviews for Critic's Choice Catering and Event Production Inc.

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Krista · Married on 10/26/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Great Caterers!

    Critic's Choice was on our venue's preferred caterer list so we decided to check them out. We worked with Lorraine throughout the planning process. She always went above and beyond during our wedding planning and was very good at responding promptly to any questions we had. Critic's prices are VERY reasonable considering everything you get. The quality of the food on our wedding day was just as good as it was at our tasting. Critic's also offers a very reasonably priced wedding package that includes a ton of stuff like the wedding cake, napkin and table linens, coffee bar, etc. Another plus is that they have several bar packages available (we were able to provide all of the alcohol and they provided the bartenders and mixers which saved us a ton of money considering we were able to have an open bar for the duration of our wedding). The only "bump" we ran into was that the napkin linens ended up being the wrong color on the day of. Not too sure what happened there, but in the grand scheme of things, this was such a minor fault that we'd still give Critic's a 5-star rating. Thanks Lorraine and Critic's Choice!

    Sent on 11/27/2019
  • Heidi

    Heidi · Married on 08/03/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing!!!

    Hiring Critic's Choice was far and away one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! Kaycie is a fantastic event coordinator, every bit of food we ever tried from them, including our wedding day food (quesadillas and nachos, taco bar buffet with tri-tip, and mini pizza late night snacks), was delicious, and their industry relationships (and discounts :D) made the rest of our vendor search a breeze. I highly, highly recommend Critic's Choice for wedding catering!

    Sent on 08/10/2019
  • Grace

    Grace Barnick · Married on 03/23/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The Best Catering & Event Production Company I have ever worked with!

    Kaycie and the entire team at Critic's Choice absolutely exceeded our expectations from the moment we contacted them, through the planning process and execution of our perfect evening. Hiring them was one of the best decisions that we made in this process!
    The food was absolutely delicious, and they offer us the ability to customize our menu in order to perfectly match both of our cultural influences. Our guests are still raving about the food! Moreover, Kaycie is an absolute professional! She is organized and experienced. With Kaycie, there are no obstacles--only opportunities to enhance the evening for your guests.
    As a bride with a background in hospitality and special events, I had very high bar for the quality of service we wanted to provide our guests. From the get go, I felt 100% confident that Critic's Choice understood and was capable of executing our vision. So many of our guests have shared how impressed they were with the service, a few even sharing that the servers introduced themselves personally to each table and ensured then that they would be taking care of the table for the evening. The Kaycie and the entire Critic's Choice team exceeded my expectations and just knocked it out of the park! I can't say enough about how lucky we were to have found them.

    Sent on 04/09/2019

    Critic's Choice Catering and Event Production Inc.'s reply:

    Thank you so much Grace for the amazing review - we are so happy to have been part of your special day - the oyster bar was such a hit and definitely something we don't see at most events. We wish you and Michael all the best for your future and if we can ever help you again, please let us know.

Awards

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

Critic's Choice Catering and Event Production Inc. FAQ

  • What is the average catering price per person for plated service?
    $ 40.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    $ 30.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?
    $ 45.00
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?
    Set Up
    Clean Up
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Cocktail Reception
    Server(s)
    Tastings
    Linens
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 10.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    House Beer
    House Wine
  • What event services do you provide?
    Delivery
    Set Up
    Clean Up
  • What catering services do you provide?
    Buffet
    Cake Cutting
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    French Service
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What types of cuisine do you cater?
    American
    Asian
    British
    Cajun
    Caribbean
    Chinese
    French
    German
    Italian
    Japanese
    Latin American
    Mediterranean
    Mexican
    Southern
    Southwestern
    Spanish
    Thai
  • What dietary needs can you accommodate?
    Gluten Free
    Lactose Free
    No Pork
    Organic
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Open Bar
    House Beer
    Specialty Beer
    House Wine
    Champagne Toast
    Premium Liquor

Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements

  • 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 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 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!!!

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  • 2806 Phelan Lane Redondo Beach, 90278 See on map
    3105451144 (Phone number)
    3102148099 (Other Phone Number)
    3102148114 (Fax Number)
    We are open in the evenings and weekends by appointment only. Regular hours apply for Monday thru Friday
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