Culinary Concepts

8575 Commerce Avenue, San Diego, CA 92121 Map · Phone number
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About Culinary Concepts

Culinary Concepts Celebrates nearly 2 decades of Creating Memorable Events...Taking the Ordinary to Extraordinary!

Why Culinary Concepts?

We believe that food in itself should be entertainment.

Our Mission: To Enrich Lives, Fulfill Dreams, and Create Environments of Celebration.

Consistent attention to our clients' wishes, precise execution, and beautiful and unique décor are all combined with our matchless savory cuisine to create an event that delights all the senses.

Our Catering Specialists are constantly designing innovative and fresh concepts, from a simple lunch meeting to an extraordinary culinary experience where food becomes art.

We immerse not only the guests, but our entire team into the theme of the event, so guests are fully engaged from the moment they enter until the last guest has departed.

Culinary Concepts exceeds the industry standards in Customer Service, Quality and Integrity.

We are committed to the Art of Off-Premise Catering!

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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
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    Irene · Married on 02/09/2019

    5.0
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing experience

    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!

    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!

    Sent on 02/23/2019

    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!
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    Dalila · Married on 10/31/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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    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
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    Katy · Married on 01/20/2018

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    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

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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

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    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!

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  • 8575 Commerce Avenue San Diego, 92121 See on map
    8585301885 (Phone number)
    8585302424 (Fax Number)

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