Culinary Excellence

8210 Capwell Drive, Oakland, CA 94621 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Culinary Excellence

Culinary Excellence is an exceptional wedding catering company based out of Oakland, California. Owner and head chef, Christian H., and his dedicated team of culinary artists have been providing couples and their loved ones with exquisite catering for 30 years. This full-service company takes great pride in providing couples with a number of helpful additional services, including floral designs, lighting and decor, event design, and coordination.

Cuisine
Culinary Excellence provides offers couples a wide range of delectable dishes, including hors d’oeuvres, plated, buffet, and family-style entrees, and a variety of tantalizing desserts. This catering company has mastered a versatile menu of international dishes stemming from Indian, French, Caribbean, Greek, Italian, Mexican, Cajun, and Spanish culinary traditions. This team also accommodates a number of dietary needs, including:

  • Gluten-free
  • Lactose-free
  • Nut-free
  • Pork-free
  • Halal
  • Organic
  • Vegan/vegetarian

Services Offered
Culinary Excellence provides couples with a variety of helpful services in order to further assist them on their special day. This company provides delivery, setup, and cleanup services, as well as a friendly team of servers and bartenders to serve your guests. Some of their additional services include the following:

  • Champagne toast
  • Open/limited bar
  • Tables/chairs
  • China/flatware
  • Barware/glassware
  • Linens
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Long Table Decor
Long Table Decor
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Culinary Excellence
Caprese salad skewers
Caprese salad skewers
Ceasar Salad
Ceasar Salad
Roma cucumber tray
Roma cucumber tray
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Plated arugula beet salad
Plated arugula beet salad
Salmon with tropical salsa
Salmon with tropical salsa
CE signature salad
CE signature salad
Chopped Greek salad
Chopped Greek salad
Heirloom Caprese Salad
Heirloom Caprese Salad
Bridal bouquet
Bridal bouquet
Chuppah at piedmont community
Chuppah at piedmont community
Peacock bouquet
Peacock bouquet
Willow arch
Willow arch
White asymmetric arch
White asymmetric arch
Rustic bridal bouquet
Rustic bridal bouquet
Centerpiece
Centerpiece
Hurricane centerpiece
Hurricane centerpiece
Marsala wedding
Marsala wedding
Rustic white
Rustic white
Peacock bridesmaid
Peacock bridesmaid
Peacock tall centerpiece
Peacock tall centerpiece
Aisle Decor
Aisle Decor
Tall Centerpiece
Tall Centerpiece
Bridal Bouquet
Bridal Bouquet
Bridesmaids Bouquet
Bridesmaids Bouquet
Succulent Boutonnieres
Succulent Boutonnieres
Fireplace Decor
Fireplace Decor
Personalized Baguettes
Personalized Baguettes
Market lighting and Draping
Market lighting and Draping
Gobo Design
Gobo Design
Uplights
Uplights
Lanterns
Lanterns
70's Theme
70's Theme
Gift Trunk
Gift Trunk
Candelabras
Candelabras
Piedmont Community Hall
Piedmont Community Hall
Outdoor Wedding
Outdoor Wedding
Garlands
Garlands
Cake Cutting
Cake Cutting
Peacock Cake
Peacock Cake
Black and Red Theme
Black and Red Theme
Tiered Cake
Tiered Cake
Rustic Chic
Rustic Chic
Mini Cupcakes
Mini Cupcakes
Tie Dye Cookies
Tie Dye Cookies
Ice Cream Bar
Ice Cream Bar
Candy Bar
Candy Bar
Rock Candy
Rock Candy
Naked Cake
Naked Cake
Cutter Cake
Cutter Cake
Dessert Buffet
Dessert Buffet
Dessert Buffet
Dessert Buffet
Cupcakes
Cupcakes
Tea Time
Tea Time
Geometric Theme
Geometric Theme
Temescal Set up
Temescal Set up
Ostrich Feather Decor
Ostrich Feather Decor
Piedmont Hall Outside
Piedmont Hall Outside
Brazilian Room
Brazilian Room
The Old SF Mint
The Old SF Mint
Pumpkin Time
Pumpkin Time
Napkin Ties
Napkin Ties
Long Table Decor
Long Table Decor
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Caprese salad skewers
Caprese salad skewers

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22 Reviews for Culinary Excellence

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Theresa Harris · Getting married on 11/16/2019

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

    Best tasting experience

    The staff at Culinary Excellence is awesome. They made us feel comfortable and the food was superb. We fell in love with the fact they are family oriented and so aboslutly professional. My fiance and soon-to-be father in-law had a blast. I previosly met Jessica and knew they would appriciate her as much as I did. Thank you so much for a very informative experience.

    Sent on 04/26/2019

    Culinary Excellence's reply:

    Theresa,

    Thank you so much for your kind words!
    I am so excited to be bringing your wedding to life and can't wait to celebrate your amazing day with you!

    Jess
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    Roneet Rahamim · Married on 08/05/2019

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

    Amazing with Personal touches and Utmost Professionalism

    We knew we were getting something good when we hired Culinary Excelence for our wedding when we first met Jess, then we tasted the food, then they made our cookies for our dessert table, then they made our flowers. They made our lives so much easier, I really felt like all the planning I had been putting was matched and just as much love and attention to detail was involved on their end. Everything was top notch - service on the day, working with their team over the year of planning, the esthetic and attention to detail used in decorating the Brazilian Room (our reception venue in Tilden Park), and the food! It was better than we even remembered it and we are still getting so many comments from friends and family about how tasty everything was. Honestly loved CE and can't say more nice things about them. Definitely recommend, would give them more stars if I could!

    Sent on 08/21/2019

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Culinary Excellence FAQ

  • What is the average catering price per person for plated service? $ 90.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service? $ 65.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations? $ 85.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres? $ 55.00
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering? Delivery, Set Up, Clean Up, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Server(s), Tastings, China, Linens, Flatware, Glassware
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast
  • What event services do you provide? Delivery, Set Up, Clean Up
  • What catering services do you provide? Breakfast / Brunch, Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Custom Menu, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Lunch, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tapas, Tastings
  • What types of cuisine do you cater? American, Asian, BBQ, British, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Sandwiches, Seafood, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai
  • What dietary needs can you accommodate? Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Halal, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
  • What bar services do you provide? Liquor License, Bartender(s), Limited Bar, Open Bar, Specialty Beer, Champagne Toast, Signature Drink, Outside Alcohol
  • 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

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

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    I love this team. Chris, Jessica, and Danny are great and they are my favorite caterer to work with.

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    925-378-4793 (Phone number)

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