Popolo Catering is the largest catering company in Central California. Based out of San Luis Obispo, Popolo Catering has the vehicles and equipment to travel up and down the Central Coast to execute dinner buffets, plated dinners, and family-style dinner services.
Leon and Kathleen Castillo run Popolo Catering with care. They are involved daily to ensure the quality and standard they’ve built are constantly carried through with each client’s event. Leon has been operating Popolo Catering for the last 16 years and has built unique Catering Meal Packages that give our clients the flexibility to customize their order with a specific menu, services, and rentals to fit their event needs. Catering meal packages come inclusive with two appetizers (upgrades available) and a choice of bread or tortillas to go with their meal.
Leon has also created a Free Quote Estimate feature on our website that allows clients to build a custom quote with our catering meal packages, additional services, and rentals. It is a shopping-cart-like feature that will give you an estimate of how much your order will cost. This helps our clients familiarize themselves with our menu, services, and pricing and is another great way to start the inquiring process.
Two core values that will be immediately recognizable is our transparency and commitment. Popolo Catering has a team of amazing individuals that care about what they are doing and want to see each event executed to meet our client’s vision.
We are a full-service catering company. To view more information on our catering meal packages, please click on the following link: popolocatering.com/catering-meal-packages/.
To try out our Free Quote Estimate, please click on the following link: popolocatering.com/free-quote-estimate/.
To view our Barbecue Menu, please click on the following link: popolocatering.com/barbecue-and-premier/.
To view our Italian Menu, please click on the following link: popolocatering.com/italian-and-premier/.
To view our Mexican Menu, please click on the following link: popolocatering.com/mexican-package/.
To view our services and pricing, please click on the following link: popolocatering.com/catering-services/.
To view our additional services offered to clients, please click on the following link: popolocatering.com/additional-catering-services/.
84 Reviews for Popolo Catering
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Amanda · Married on 10/24/2020
Great staff and great food
We hired Popolo to cater our wedding and I don’t think we could have picked anyone better! We did a tasting with them and the food was amazing, not to mention they have so many options and it’s super affordable compared to other caterers in the area. We booked them on the spot and also got our silverware, plates, drinkware, tablecloths, bartenders, drink station, and more from them. We got married during covid and they we’re super informative and communicative leading up to the wedding. Their staff is trained to handle food service specifically during the pandemic and they used all of the necessary precautions to make our guests feel safe. I think we were most impressed about their timing and ability to be on schedule. I have been to several weddings where we just waited around forever waiting for food to be served and Popolo immediately had appetizers out after the ceremony and started dinner service 20 minutes early. We got tons of compliments about the quality of the food, and they even put aside plates for my husband and I and put them in the fridge inside the house just incase we didn’t get to eat our dinner (which we didn’t!) It was nice to be able to have a yummy meal to eat after the wedding was over. They were so great that my aunt actually booked them for Thanksgiving with our extended family as well. I would definitely hire them again!Sent on 11/13/2020
Popolo Catering's reply:Hi Amanda,
Davis H. · Getting married on 01/07/2022
COVID weddings are possible!
Popolo's was a huge help in allowing us to still have the wedding of our dreams despite coronavirus! Leon and Kat made us feel like family from the very beginning, and even after the pandemic hit they were doing everything in their power to make sure our special day went according to plan. They even helped us find a location for a reception when our initial location cancelled on us 3 weeks prior to the wedding. The food was exquisite, and the service was extraordinary. From meeting with them initially, to taste testing their entree's and sides, to serving food down the buffet line, Popolo's made the process as seamless as possible, while taking all of our guests safety into consideration. You couldn't ask for a better group of people to cater your event!Sent on 11/04/2020
Popolo Catering's reply:Dear Davis & Kenya,
Carlos A. · Married on 10/31/2020
Great Range of Food & Services. Awesome People to Work With!
We reached out to Popolo Catering on 10/20 for a wedding on 10/31. Our timeline was ASAP, we had a strict budget in mind, COVID was already making things more difficult, and all the coordination had to be done virtually as we were not from the area and wouldn't have time to visit. Popolo responded enthusiastically and was ready to make it happen for us. Immediately upon speaking to Kathleen and Leon we knew that these were the right people for our special day. From the first interaction they made us feel at ease, worked with us, walked us through each decision in great detail, provided insight, and had all the services we were looking for. They also had excellent recommendations and referrals within the industry and their experience shined through in our conversations. On the day of, they were extremely professional, prompt, and really felt more like welcomed guest than staff. They served us our first meal as a couple and had the kindest words. The food was delicious, drinks continued to flow, and all went off without a hiccup. Thank you so much. Highly recommend!Sent on 11/07/2020
Popolo Catering's reply:Thank you so much, Carlos and Trisha Avila! We were honored & thrilled to be entrusted with your beautiful wedding day as you became Mr. and Mrs. It was absolutely perfect in every way. You were both surrounded by such love from your family & friends; as you and they enjoyed every minute of your micro-wedding. The positive energy that was there, is certain to be present for the rest of your lives. We send you our warmest regards & gratitude for alllowing us to be there for you. Sincerely, Leon, Kat & our Popolo Catering familia
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Kat and Leon are such good people and they know how to make events roll. I love their Taco Bars and them! -Dj Bob
A great all around caterer. Easy to work with, reasonably priced, great ideas, and wonderful food.
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!