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At Love at First Bite Catering, catering is a work of heart!

We opened our family-owned catering company in 1982 in Huntington Beach and 40 years later we are still living our dream - serving delicious food & creating beautiful events.

At Love At First Bite Catering, our team puts a lot of thought, creativity, and hard work into each event. We love what we do, and we are very passionate about bringing you:

  • delicious fresh food + made from scratch
  • beautiful displays + creative decor
  • affordable + customized menus with a personal touch
  • served with a smile by friendly attentive service staff

The real secret ingredient is always LOVE.

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

Set Up
Clean Up

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Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Beer
House Wine
Champagne Toast
House Liquor

What event services do you provide?

Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Hors d'oeuvres

What types of cuisine do you cater?

Latin American
Middle Eastern

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Nut Free

What bar services do you provide?

Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

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Chocolate Fountain
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Karina Sent on 03/27/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Love at First Bite was everything we were looking for!

As a disclaimer, my fiancé and I had to cancel our wedding because of COVID-19. Meredith from Love at First Bite was professional, punctual, responsive and extremely knowledgeable. From the first email we knew we wanted to hire Love at First Bite. She was quick to set up a tasting for us and let me tell you, the food was DELICIOUS! After that, even when we were adding on items or changing our catering order, she was quick to respond and so accommodating. She went out of her way to contact our venue and set up necessary permits and went out of her way to meet us at the venue and answer any of our questions. It's unfortunate that we had to cancel our wedding but if we were to do it all again, Love at First Bite would be the first person we'd contact. Trust me, they won't disappoint you!!
Megan Sent on 07/06/2018
5 out of 5 rating
Love at First Bite was such an incredible find! After exploring five or six other places that came back out of budget, I called Love at First Bite on a whim. From the beginning they were helpful. I live out of state so they served a sample meal to my parents when we requested to try the food. My mom fell in love immediately and Meredith helped my mom break down the menu, find other vendors, give her advice on beverage services, dance floors, and porta-pottys and just gave my mom so much peace of mind in the whole process.

Meredith was also so responsive and helpful throughout the proposals and planning. We had been let down by other companies who just stopped contacting us or not sending revisions in a timely manner. But Love at First Bite had an open correspondence from the beginning and checked in with us at each deadline.

Not only that, but the food was so good. We had it in our head that we would do most of the work but I'm so glad we left it in the hands of the pros at Love at First bite. They set out fruit and vegetable platters as well as charcuterie boards for the cocktail hour. For the main course we ordered the kebabs but chose the baked potato bar from another menu as the side that they had no problem doing. They also helped one of my dreams come true by setting up a late night macaroni bar that all of my guests are STILL talking about.

Would highly recommend Love at First Bite for any and call catering needs in the Huntington Beach area!
Cynthia Sent on 03/23/2017
5 out of 5 rating
What a wonderful experience! We work in the automotive industry which translates to a bunch of guys who like to eat! This is the first time we used a caterer for our events. We were so impressed with the professionalism of Love at First Bite. Mindy was very attentive and found a menu that would satisfy both our pallet and budget.

We can't wait to use them in the future, they literally took care of everything. Very impressed.
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Sugar Branch Events Sugar Branch Events Wedding Planners

Meredith Woodson provides exceptional service and wonderful menu options to choose from. Being in the industry for over 20 years, this vendor takes FOOD very seriously, TO OUR MOUTH! Clients love all the customizable options and enjoy all the diversity. LOVE at First Bite is very fitting, to say the least.

A Sweetpea Event & Celebration A Sweetpea Event & Celebration Wedding Planners

As a wedding planner having a caterer that you can count on coming through for you even in the shortest notice is a heaven sent! When working with the Love at First Bite team I know there will always be amazing service and over the top food! The ladies in the office are beyond helpful and care about your event as if it was their own. And you will not find a friendlier, willing to help with whatever needs to get done to make the event perfect team of people then the Love At First Bite team! You absolutely can't go wrong by having them at your next event! And your guest will be talking about the food for days after your event!

The Red Horse Barn The Red Horse Barn Barn & Farm Weddings

Love At First Bite is a great catering and event planning company. They are able to coordinate your wedding or any other special occasion from start to finish! Easy to work with, personable and absolutely outstanding. If you are looking for an A+ catering company, LAFB is the one for you.

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