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.
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:
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:
28 Reviews for Culinary Concepts
Recommended by 94% of couples
Irene · Married on 02/09/2019
First things first, the food at our wedding by Culinary Concepts was so amazing that we heard A LOT of compliments from our guests, saying they wouldn’t normally expect too much from wedding food, but it surprised them that everything tastes so fantastic!Sent on 02/23/2019
Leo and I were sure that Culinary Concepts is THE ONE for our wedding when we first had a call with Katie. She asked great questions and listened to what we had envisioned. We wanted to incorporate the cuisines from places that we’ve traveled to into our catering experience. Katie and her team came up with brilliant ideas and helped us realize our vision, and they executed it perfectly.
Katie and Anita were really friendly and easy to work with. They are so organized and detail-oriented that they helped me make sure I am not missing anything for our wedding. Overall, we are extremely satisfied with the quality of service and the food they provided!
Culinary Concepts's reply:Thank you Irene. It was our pleasure to share the day with you and your family. We love what we do and being a part of your celebration brings us happiness and joy. Best wishes for a long and happy future!
Dalila · Married on 10/31/2018
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.Sent on 11/14/2018
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.
Katy · Married on 01/20/2018
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.Sent on 01/30/2018
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!
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!
Culinary Concepts is top notch catering service in San Diego. I love them!
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!