Weddings

Derek Dickenson Events

Pasadena, CA View map

About

Derek Dickenson began his training in Europe in 1979 and moved to California in 1983 to manage the renowned La Couronne restaurant. His passion for food and service led him to open Dereks’ Bistro and Dickenson Fine Catering in 1995. Derek’s Bistro was sold in 2009 so he could focus solely on catering and special events.

It is my pleasure to introduce you to our staff and our services. We are here to assist you in creating the best possible event for you and your guests. Each step in the process will involve you and your vision so that your event, large or small, will be designed around your needs. Whether a sit down Dinner for 400 or an intimate Cocktail Party for 20, every event receives our renowned attention to detail. We promise you excellent food, beautifully presented, and perfectly served.

We focus on giving our clients the best in food and service, creating and managing custom designed events since 1989. From weddings to corporate events and fundraisers to graduations, the variety of events and different themes that we are able to create and produce has been the reason for our solid reputation of distinction.

We look forward to meeting you and working with you on your event.

www.derekdickensonevents.com

Frequently Asked Questions

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Buffet
Cake
Cocktail Reception
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
British
Cajun
Chinese
French
German
Indian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Southwestern
Spanish

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
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    Herik Event on: 12/10/2014
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    Great event company to work with. They thought far in advance for us, so we need not worry about the unannounced...they knew. Again following their thought process their ideas for food were right on the mark, particularly when you are hosting for entertainment attendees.
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    Nicholas Married on 05/25/2014
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    The catering and service from Derek was absolutely amazing. Derek was a dream come true. He provided everything we needed, wanted, and more. Derek was extremely helpful in all the planning for my wedding. The food and service was behind anything I could have imagined. He provided an amazing selection of food and was very helpful to craft our food to certain items we desired. I would highly recommend Derek for any event. The personal touch and caring Derek showed was perfect. The food and service was outstanding. Words cannot describe how truly amazing Derek was in every aspect of the catering service.
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    Gabriel Married on 08/29/2009
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    Dickenson West was one of the best finds in a wedding of fantastic vendors. When we finally settled on having our wedding at Castle Green in Old Town Pasadena, our contact there suggested we stop by "Derek's" (which is the restaurant branch of the business as opposed to the catering branch) and talk to Caroline Armer. Although we basically popped by to try the food and introduce ourselves, within a half hour we knew we'd found the right people to handle our event. The food (both at the restaurant and at the wedding) was excellent, and Caroline got right down to business with us, feeling us out for our tastes, our budget and our overall expectations for the wedding. She got it right away and brought out samples of wines for us to try that she thought might be good for serving with the dinner and at the cocktail reception, she brought us samples of hors d'oeuvres and desserts...it turned into a tasting months before we even got to the official tasting. Every step of the way as we were planning our wedding Caroline adapted and changed - and stayed within our budget!
    On the wedding day itself, the service was fantastic. Caroline assigned her best waiters to a few select VIP tables so that our parents and siblings were given extra care (something my parents specifically noted to me at the end of the night). I could go on and on about the various little things Caroline did to make our lives easier during the week of our wedding from taking specific bottles of wine for me and my wife as well as my parents, to keeping specific cigars in her humidor for my family etc etc. But basically, this was the best food and the best service I've ever seen at a wedding. And we heard this from many of our guests as well. I can't recommend them highly enough. They just did a flat out spectacular job.

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Derek Dickenson Events frequently asked questions

What event services does Derek Dickenson Events offer for weddings?

Derek Dickenson Events offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up

What catering services does Derek Dickenson Events provide for weddings?

Derek Dickenson Events offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Buffet
  • Cake
  • Cocktail Reception
  • French Service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings

What types of cuisine can you find at Derek Dickenson Events?

At Derek Dickenson Events, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Asian
  • British
  • Cajun
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Southwestern
  • Spanish

What type of bar services does Derek Dickenson Events provide for wedding events?

Derek Dickenson Events provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)

What type of food and beverage items does Derek Dickenson Events provide for wedding services?

To cater to all tastes, Derek Dickenson Events offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware

What percentage of users recommend Derek Dickenson Events and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Derek Dickenson Events is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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