16 Reviews for Giuseppe's Fine Catering
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I only used Giuseppe's for their bar service for the wedding. No complaints about the service, I heard nothing negative from my guests. But I did find their bar packages a little pricey. For example, I didn't feel I needed to pay for all of their employees to be there 2 hours before and 2 hours after the wedding when all they did was pour wine and hand people bottles of beer that I had purchased and had delivered myself. They certainly did not stay 2 hours after the wedding.
At Scripps Seaside Forum, you're forced into using them for the bar. But again, I heard no complaints about their service and that's all that really matters.
This review is for the bar service only. We got married at the Scripps Seaside Forum, where the only option for bar service is Giuseppe's. That said, they were easy to book, flexible, and responsive. Also, they allow you to provide your own alcohol, which we did, and never pushed us to purchase their bar packages or glassware. A word of warning: by law, any opened bottles of alcohol must be dumped out at the end of the night, so if only half the whiskey is drunk you won't get any of it back! We communicated with KJ, who was happy to make time to talk and provided a lot of advice about what and how much alcohol to buy. We ended up overbuying based on his advice, but our guests were relatively light drinkers and estimating alcohol consumption is very difficult. The bartenders were competent and friendly and got good reviews from the guests. One thing that annoyed us is that they put out a tip jar - we had already set aside a tip for them, as for all of our vendors, and we didn't like having our guests feel that they had to pay even a small amount per drink. Also, it was a warm day and the first round of specialty drinks prepared for cocktail hour was watered down by melting ice, but the cocktails got better once they were made fresh. Overall, Giuseppe's provided good bar service and we liked them!
We worked with Giuseppe's Catering for our wedding rehearsal dinner at the Del Mar Powerhouse and our wedding reception at the Spanish Village Art Center within Balboa Park in San Diego (both were held in July of 2015). This team was able to alleviated so much stress and 'concern' that naturally develops throughout the process; even the most complicated requests seem to be processed effortlessly. They are accessible and extremely responsive; but we must say, you don't really have much reason to reach out to them a second time. Our menu was by no means easy, we looked to infuse our Mexican and Nigerian cultures into our theme and food. The team knew exactly how to get our cultural influence included and had ideas that we had never thought of to make things even more unique. If you are one that cared to be complimented on the food and service after an event, you can't go wrong. I would hire Giuseppe's for future events without question, and i highly recommend them for every wedding.