Personal Touch Dining is an experienced wedding caterer based in San Diego, California. Found in 1988, they have the skills, talent and years of experience to fulfill your full-service catering needs. Their attention to detail and various customizable options give you the opportunity to create the wedding menu of your dreams. Their goal is to add their "personal touch" to your special day.
From hors d'oeuvres to stations and plated serving styles, Personal Touch Dining provides plenty of options for you to choose from. With multiple cuisine styles and the ability to meet many dietary requirements, they have an abundance of options available. Some cuisine styles that are offered include:
Personal Touch Dining provides other services including cake cutting and various bartending services. You can choose from a limited, cash or open bar for your special day. Beverages offered include premium liquor, house beer and speciality drinks. Other services offered are:
Recommended by 98% of couples
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User2116347 · 2+ years ago
We are so thankful that we chose Personal Touch Dining to handle our catering and event rentals. They are truly a pleasure to work with, very knowledgable and professional. Our tasting was an amazing experience, set up like a private dinner complete with wine, and the food is great! Communication with all of the PTD team was prompt and thorough throughout the planning process, they would often respond to my emails within hours! Aside from preparing and serving delicious food (rave reviews from all of our guests) they helped us with planning and design and also referred vendors. On our wedding day they went above and beyond, preparing to go bags of apps, dinner, and desert for my husband and I (we were too excited to eat!). We will definitely consider Personal Touch for any future catering needs!
Matt Hanson · Married on 12/23/2018
Great value; great to work with
Personal Touch Dining operates Mt Woodson Castle, Leo Carillo Ranch, and several other wedding venues near San Diego. My wife and I originally called them to inquire about Leo Carillo Ranch; the ranch was not available on our wedding date, but Mt Woodson Castle was and so we went to check it out. It took all of a few minutes for us to realize that it was the venue for us, and shortly thereafter we entered into business with Personal Touch Dining.
The package that Personal Touch Dining provided includes access to the venue, catering, and coordination (pre-wedding and day-of.)
Many of our guests described Mt Woodson Castle as "magical;" many of our guests told us that the food was the best they'd ever had at a wedding; my wife and I feel the same way. I'm not really sure what else needs to be said on these fronts.
We loved the inclusion of wedding coordination with our package. Iman was the coordinator who handled most of our pre-event planning. I loved her communication style: she laid out all of the decisions that we needed to make and talked us through everything that we had questions about. Iman actually left the company a week before our wedding, but she transitioned everything to her coworker Leah and our event went off without a hitch.
Our day-of coordinator, Rian, was a pleasure to work with. He helped put my wife and I at ease during the rehearsal by staying late with us and ironing out details. On the day of the wedding, he was in constant communication with our vendors and with us. Our pre-ceremony events and our speeches went longer than expected, but Rian kept us on track and made up time wherever he could. Out guests were very impressed with the flow and with the transitions.
The event staff did a fantastic job of setup, teardown, and serving our guests throughout the day. It was such a whirlwind that my wife and I barely noticed that the staff was there. But looking around, it was abundantly clear that they had been working hard and keeping the event running smoothly. We thank them profoundly.
Personal Touch Dining included pre-event and day-of coordination with their base wedding package. With this taken into account, their pricing was far lower than comparable venues. My wife and I found Personal Touch Dining / Mt Woodson Castle to be an excellent value, considering how expensive weddings can be.
We would both happily work with Personal Touch Dining in the future, but neither of us plans on getting married again so it would have to be in a different capacity.
Sarah · Married on 09/08/2018
We used Personal Touch Dining to cater our wedding at The Garty Pavilion. They were absolutely fabulous! From our first tasting all the way up to the final details, they were awesome to work with! Not only is the food BOMB.COM, but they know what they are doing when it comes to catering an event! You can feel at ease knowing they have things under control.
I had the pleasure of working mainly with Annalisa for the past year. I cannot say enough good things about her! She truly loves what she does and it shows. She was so helpful throughout the entire year and always responded quickly to my emails. She was very organized and I was shocked at our final meeting that she had been keeping track of every detail (decided or undecided) I had mentioned to her via email.
Day of the wedding, the entire staff looked and acted extremely professional. The buffet & bar all looked so well put together and everything ran smoothly. My husband and I especially appreciated the lead staff member (sorry I can't remember her name!) introducing herself to us and delivering appetizers and dinner to our table. The entire day was perfect!
THANK YOU PERSONAL TOUCH DINING!:)
The name says it all and they should add 'Perfectly Done' to the end! The entire team at PTD is awesome at what they do. You will only have the best wedding ever with them on your team! Andy Owner The Groove
I am always excited when I find out I'm working an event with Personal Touch Dining. The food is fantastic, and as importantly, the service is always wonderful. Thinking as a photographer, they're up to date with styles and trends, and I notice how they keep a low profile with the kitchen and a clean appearance through the event, all adding up to better pictures for you! I highly recommend Personal Touch for your wedding or event.
Delicious, experienced and amazing! Such a treat to work with everyone at Personal Touch Dining-- they always have everything in order and running smoothly with great customer service, happy smiles and amazing food - what more could you ask for?