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Daniel Lyons Catering is a wedding catering company based out of Newport Beach, California, just an hour away from downtown Los Angeles. Owner Chef Daniel Lyons is a master chef who graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York. Throughout his expansive career, he has accomplished many impressive feats, such as opening The Westminster Manor Catering & Banquet House. After 28 years of ownership, Chef Daniel decided to expand his catering services off-premise to share his culinary talents with a wider audience.

Cuisine

Having served a three-year culinary apprenticeship in Switzerland, Chef Daniel specializes in Northern Italian and French cuisine. For special occasions, the talented chef and his skilled team are happy to prepare meals in buffet or plated styles. Dining services can be started with tantalizing appetizers such as assorted potstickers, seafood ceviche, and skewered beef tenders. This course can then be followed by main entrées, including grilled salmon, roast leg of lamb, honey-baked ham, and many more. An array of starch and vegetable-based sides can accompany any dish chosen by the to-be-weds. To ensure that couples are satisfied with their menu selections before their big day, Chef Daniel welcomes them to enjoy a complimentary tasting at his bistro's garden grove.

Frequently asked questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$29.95

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$29.95

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake
Cake Cutting
Dessert
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings
Tables
Flatware
Glassware

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
BBQ
French
Greek
Italian
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Seafood
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Kosher
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian
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Pamela
Pamela A. Sent on 05/23/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Rick & Pam Wedding 7/18/21

Where do I begin... Chef Daniel really did listen to our vision and likes and dislikes and created a masterpiece for our wedding day. Daniel was always available for any questions that we had. Daniel set up food and cake tastings for us and allowed a few family members to partake in the tastings as well. Daniel and his staff are so professional and so down to earth from start to finish. Daniel and his Staff paid great attention to detail and everything was perfectly setup for our special day. My husband and I were married at Casa De Lago on July 18th, 2021 and I must say my husband and I were well taken care of. Chef Daniel took the time to help us prepare for our day; and let me tell you the food prepared was exquisite. I have never had wedding food so delicious and juicy. The London Broil with red wine & mushroom sauce, chicken breast in tarragon cream sauce, the garlic mashed potatoes, the spinach salad, and yellow & green zucchini all to die for. Our Cake (half chocolate truffle other half yellow cake with fresh strawberries/whipped cream) I think with every bite I tasted a bit of heaven. We had a wonderful time and so did our guests. I also would just like to say Thank you once again Daniel and crew you guys are simply the best! I will continue to refer my family, friends, and co-workers to you. Everyone is still calling us asking us where we found such a great team to put together our vision for our perfect day. I tell them that you Daniel and your team are diamonds amongst a bunch of rubble because nothing and no one comes close and will ever come close to you!!! Cheers to you Daniel!!! My Husband and I are forever grateful for you and your staff!!! You are truly a gift from Heaven up above! Your entire staff was extremely helpful we are thankful for their hospitality as well.
Vivian
Vivian H. Sent on 01/20/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Delicious Food Reasonable Priced!

This review is extremely long over due. But my husband and I remember every detail working with Chef Daniel. He played a huge part at our wedding!

First of all, it was very easy to set up a tasting with him. As soon as I found him and sent an inquiry on WeddingWire, he contacted me right away and was very easy to communicate with. At the tasting, he provided an amazing spread of food and allowed us to bring up to 10 guests! We even got food to go.
He prepared salads, entrees, and even desserts/pastries. We were very impressed.

Planning everything with him was very easy. He was very eager to meet all the needs of my husband and I, and wanted to help our vision come true. For everything he included in his catering package, he was very affordable.

His food is delicious and many talked about how they went back for seconds until the buffet area was all out.

We really loved Chef Daniel’s lemon cake. His empanadas also were the best appetizers during our cocktail hour. His food was all cooked to perfection.

Thank you Chef Daniel for catering our wedding!
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Elizabeth Sent on 05/14/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Service and Delicious Food!

Daniel Lyons Catering did an amazing job with our wedding.

Daniel went above and beyond to accommodate us during the pandemic season. Food was delicious. The amount of service provided by his staff during our event was more than we could've imagined. Food was on time. Our guests were delighted with the meal proportions, quality of food, and wait staff.

For our one year anniversary we had Daniel come over and recreate our wedding dinner. It was even better than what we remembered. We will continue to use his catering services for our future events.

Thank you, Daniel!

Elizabeth & Edgar
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Chef Daniel Lyons is a Master Chef, graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in New York. After being opening Chef at the Ritz Carlton, Chef Daniel opened The Westminster Manor Catering & Banquet House in 1991 and was the operating Chef / Proprietor there for 28 years.

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