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Popolo Catering is an acclaimed wedding catering service based out of San Luis Obispo, California. Serving wedding-goers across the Golden State's Central Coast, this business is owned by Leon and Kathleen Castillo. This pair is passionate about completing milestone celebrations with delightful dining experiences. You and your loved ones are sure to be impressed by their varied menu and impeccable customer service skills.

Cuisine

The Popolo Catering boasts decades of experience in California's culinary industry. As such, they are well-versed in providing couples and their loved ones with delicious dinners. Whether you would like a light salad with a tasty dressing or a hearty barbecued meat dish, their chefs can prepare a wide range of meals. They specialize in Italian, Mexican, and American BBQ cuisine. A selection of food and beverage items is available, such as glassware, china, linens, and flatware.

  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$48

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

$35

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$35

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$15

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

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

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$225

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast

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
Italian
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Seafood

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Halal
Kosher
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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4.9 out of 5 rating
118 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
99% Recommended by couples

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118 Reviews
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Ashley I. Sent on 11/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing people

Popolo catering were incredible in helping make our big day memorable! We met with Kathleen and Leon who were so incredibly sweet and knowledgeable. They helped us find a DJ and gave us their knowledgeable opinion about the day of.
Next we have Danette, who was amazing! She was so professional, flexible, and responded fast. My husband and I had a lot of questions and she helped us alot.
I sent her pictures of ideas of how I wanted decor and she did exactly that and more! She made our day go by smoothly and perfectly!
For food we decided on the barbecue chicken and tritip with au gratin potatoes and roasted veggies and let me tell you it was DELICIOUS! AND they make you and your spouse a to go box so you can enjoy your food the next day in case you were too busy to enjoy your meal! I can鈥檛 thank Popolo enough for making our day memorable, fun, and delicious! If you are having trouble looking for a caterer, this is your sign to stop looking because Popolo has your back! 鉂わ笍
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Tanner Y. Sent on 11/14/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Tanner Young

Exceptional wedding catering service! The food was amazing, beautifully presented, and exceeded our expectations. The staff was professional, attentive, and ensured a seamless dining experience. Our guests raved about the delicious menu. A five-star choice for making our special day truly memorable!"
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Cass J. Sent on 11/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

10/10 Experience

I am so grateful we chose Popolo to cater our 130 person wedding! It is so evident that Tasha and her family put their heart and souls into their business/what they do. From being attentive to our needs, flexible, and reliable through the entire planning process- the customer service was exceptional! Not to mention, the food was AMAZING! Thank you for being a part of our day!
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Awards

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Real Weddings

Kristin & Aaron
58 photos 路 10/15/2022
Bianka & Eric
71 photos 路 08/10/2019
Verenice & Austin
42 photos 路 05/25/2019
Edith & Kyle
29 photos 路 09/15/2018
Brock & Brandy
25 photos 路 08/10/2013

Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements
DJ Bob DJ Bob Wedding DJs

Kat and Leon are such good people and they know how to make events roll. I love their Taco Bars and them! -Dj Bob

Portola Inn Portola Inn Hotel Weddings

A great all around caterer. Easy to work with, reasonably priced, great ideas, and wonderful food.

Forever DJ Events Forever DJ Events Wedding DJs

I absolutely love working with Popolo's crew!! The food is always amazing and the staff is very helpful, friendly and professional. I highly recommend Popolo for your event catering!

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Popolo Catering frequently asked questions

At Popolo Catering, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
  • China
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
The bar service starting price at Popolo Catering includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
Popolo Catering offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
Popolo Catering offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
At Popolo Catering, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Seafood
At Popolo Catering, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Popolo Catering provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink
To cater to all tastes, Popolo Catering offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
Popolo Catering is recommended by 99% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.

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