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:
Other couples have also viewed
29 Reviews for Culinary Concepts
Recommended by 95% of couples
Risa · Married on 02/29/2020
Best Wedding Food Ever
We were told by a number of friends that doing tastings with candidate caterers for our wedding would be one of the most enjoyable parts of our wedding planning - and they weren’t wrong! But Culinary Concepts stood apart by a lot, and we are incredibly happy that we went with them. Katie was our point of contact and she did such an amazing job helping us understand the whole process from the tasting to glassware rentals and then the big day.Sent on 03/02/2021
This was our most expensive option out of the set, but we truly believe it was worth every penny. Guest after guest noted to us how highly they thought of the food. And the staff was efficient, friendly, and discreet. We felt the “station” format that CC offered helped set the tone of “comfortable and relaxed” that we were looking for while keeping everything organized and on schedule.
We’re writing this review exactly one year after our wedding which, according to many of our vendors, was one of the last that they held in 2020. A big thank you to the team at Culinary Concepts for the incredible memories - we can’t recommend them highly enough.
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.
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!