Culinary Concepts

8575 Commerce Avenue, San Diego, CA 92121 Map · Phone number
· Visit website
Hired? Save
  • Photos 18
  • About
  • Reviews 28
  • FAQs
  • Real Weddings 1
  • Deals 1
  • Network

About Culinary Concepts

Culinary Concepts is a quality wedding and event catering company based in San Diego, California. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, this passionate team is skilled in delivering delectable cuisine based on your style and vision. They aim to elevate your wedding event with their visually stunning and utterly delicious dishes to help create a celebration to remember.

Cuisine

The skilled professionals at Culinary Concepts are dedicated to creating artfully-crafted and ethically-sourced cuisine to suit your style and budget. They pride themselves on offering a vast array of international cuisines such as Indian, Italian, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Spanish, Thai, and many more. These culinary specialists will work with you to create your dream menu that is sure to impress your guests. Executive Chef Donald Coffman is passionate about creating stunning cuisine using local, sustainable, and responsible methods. Your menu and service can be designed to suit your specifications and can be tailored to suit a number of dietary requirements. These include:

  • Gluten-free
  • Lactose-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • No pork

Services Offered

Having served events in the California region for over 30 years, this company knows many of the surrounding venues intimately. This allows for impeccable service for your event, with a symbiotic relationship existing between your catering team and your venue proprietors. These culinary specialists have a wealth of experience in ensuring that every dining experience is flawlessly executed for maximum effect. Your chosen menu can be presented in an array of styles including plated, French service, stations, buffet, and many more. Delivery, setup, and cleanup is also included to allow you to simply enjoy your special day. A selection of event items are also provided for your convenience. These include:

  • Linens
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Barware
  • Chairs and tables
Follow Culinary Concepts on
Sea bass
Sea bass
culcon 2018 d 023111 51 111342 1569961318
Culinary Concepts
Chef at work
Chef at work
Champagne service
Champagne service
Tray passed appetizer
Tray passed appetizer
The Ultimate Skybox
The Ultimate Skybox
The Conrad
The Conrad
Appetizer station
Appetizer station
Scripps Seaside Forum
Scripps Seaside Forum
Buffet design
Buffet design
Martin Johnson House
Martin Johnson House
Tray passed appetizer
Tray passed appetizer
Tray passed appetizer
Tray passed appetizer
Martin Johnson House
Martin Johnson House
Japanese Friendship Garden
Japanese Friendship Garden
Darlington House
Darlington House
Wedding at Darlington House
Wedding at Darlington House
Crab cake appetizer
Crab cake appetizer
Sea bass
Sea bass
culcon 2018 d 023111 51 111342 1569961318
Culinary Concepts
Chef at work
Chef at work

Interested in this vendor?

Request pricing

28 Reviews for Culinary Concepts

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.7
Sort by:
  • Dalila

    Dalila · Married on 10/31/2018

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

    Extremely happy couple.

    We had our wedding at the Japanese friendship garden, and we had to choose from their list of approved caterers. We were kind of worried because we only had 30 guests, and a small budget since we were paying for everything by ourselves. As the caterers from the list were being scratched off for being way over our budget, the ones that seemed manageable to us just ignored my e-mails after I told them what our limit was.
    I was already feeling self-conscious from other vendors snubbing us off for other services, but thankfully, Katie and her team were amazing and patient from day one.
    As if the great service wasn’t enough, the food was also delicious. The day of the tasting, we were fully convinced that they would deliver the kind of experience we were hoping for on our wedding night. When the actual evening came, they were prompt in their service, able to fully communicate with the venue and the other vendors we had employed for the night's festivities. We heard nothing but compliments from all our guests on the reception food and bar service.
    Great service, great food, awesome people. Thank you for making our small wedding feel more grand and amazing.

    Sent on 11/14/2018
  • Katy

    Katy · Married on 01/20/2018

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

    Culinary Concepts was such a great company to work with! Our guests all raved about how good our food was at our cocktail hour and reception.
    We had a scheduled tasting, which was a world's difference compared to other tastings we had experienced. Katie was so friendly, personable, and professional. She talked us through every aspect of our wedding as we all ate our sample courses, which were delicious. She gave great tips and suggestions for our wedding planning, which were greatly appreciated.
    At the reception, we had a dual entrée plated dinner that was cooked onsite, Everything tasted so fresh and really gave the SoCal vibe we were looking for. They even accommodated for guests that had dietary allergies or restrictions.
    They are such a great, professional company; thank you for helping us achieve our perfect day!

    Sent on 01/30/2018

Awards

28

Culinary Concepts FAQ

  • What is the average catering price per person for plated service?
    $ 139.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    $ 100.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    $ 132.00
  • 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
    China
    Linens
    Flatware
    Glassware
  • 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
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What types of cuisine do you cater?
    African
    American
    Asian
    British
    Cajun
    Caribbean
    Chinese
    Ethiopian
    French
    German
    Indian
    Italian
    Japanese
    Korean
    Latin American
    Local
    Mediterranean
    Mexican
    Middle Eastern
    Russian
    Southern
    Southwestern
    Spanish
    Thai
    Vietnamese
  • What dietary needs can you accommodate?
    Gluten Free
    Lactose Free
    No Pork
    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

Real Weddings

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

  • Culinary Concepts 1
    Sweet (or Savory) deal!
    Wedding Wire Shoppers receive an additional tray passed hors d'ouevre or mini dessert at your event!!

Professional Network & Endorsements

12 Endorsements

  • Events Inspired
    Events Inspired Wedding Planners

    We LOVE Culinary Concepts! Their food is creatively delicious and Merlot is a pleasure to work with -- throughout the planning process, as well as the day of the event. They pay much attention to detail and it shows in their execution. Thank you!

  • Becks Entertainment and DJ Service
    Becks Entertainment and DJ Service Wedding DJs

    Culinary Concepts is top notch catering service in San Diego. I love them!

  • Bliss Events
    Bliss Events Wedding Planners

    We always enjoy working with the incredible team at Culinary Concepts! They are creative, talented, organized, fun, and professional. Everything a bride & groom could want in a caterer! I also appreciate their fresh approach to menus and cuisine. I recommend them often to my clients!

Map

  • 8575 Commerce Avenue San Diego, CA, 92121 See on map
    858-201-5821 (Phone number)
    8585302424 (Fax Number)

By clicking "Request pricing" I agree to sign up and accept WeddingWire's Terms of Use.

Write a review