Weddings

Primal Alchemy

Long Beach, CA View map

About

Primal Alchemy is a chef-owned, locally-sourced catering service based out of Long Beach, CA. We offer the following styles of service:

  • Family Style Sit Down
  • Buffet
  • Plated Sit Down
  • Reception
  • Action Stations

Here at Primal Alchemy, we specialize in fully-customized menus that include seasonal items from our nearby Farmer's Markets! Our chefs accomodate menus to a wide variety of palates. Don't be shy to share your vision with us and let our creative team design your own unique menu! Our events have ranged anywhere between intimate gatherings to large-scale events for for an array of occasions including:

  • Weddings

  • Corporate (i.e. Award Ceremony, Board Dinner, Continental Breakfast, Expansion Celebration, Launch Party, Lunch Meeting, Holiday Party, Seminar Training)

  • Social Events (i.e. Anniversary Celebration, Baby Shower, Birthday Party, Bridal Shower, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Graduation, Holiday Party, Celebration of Life)

Still looking for a venue? Reach out to us and we would be happy to connect you with our featured list of Southern California venues. We continually strive to share our eco-conscious mission with our community and encourage others to support our local farmers and neighbors. Give us a call and let us cook you what nature provides.

-Bon Apetit-

Primal Alchemy Catering

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$80

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

$80

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$80

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

$110

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)
Tables
Linens
Flatware
Glassware
Chocolate Fountain

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$28

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

Bartender(s)

What event services do you provide?

Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Lunch
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What types of cuisine do you cater?

African
American
Asian
BBQ
British
Cajun
Caribbean
Chinese
Ethiopian
French
German
Greek
Indian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Russian
Sandwiches
Seafood
Southern
Southwestern
Spanish
Thai
Vietnamese

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)

Which of the following items can you provide?

Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Rated
4.8
out of 5.0
Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Jerry N. Married on 07/07/2018
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    Primal Alchemy is the Best

    In July of 2018 my wife Kim and I got married on the beach behind our house here in Long Beach. The wedding was performed on the sand and the reception followed thereafter. Primal Alchemy, Chef Paul, Adrienne, and the rest of the staff, worked closely with my wife and I to design every aspect of the wedding and reception. Both the wedding and the reception, with their Caribbean themes, came off flawlessly. The food was excellent, the service, all organized by Primal Alchemy, was extraordinary. My wife and I couldn't be happier with all the services performed by Primal Alchemy, from valet parking, DJs, service staff, set up to clean up. Everything was performed at the highest level. I cannot recommend Primal Alchemy highly enough. They made our wedding and reception special and perfect.
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    Sona Married on 06/14/2013
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    Chef Paul and his team at Primal Alchemy are simply phenomenal. I would highly recommend them for any event, and especially if you are looking for a world-class caterer for your wedding day, go with Chef Paul. He and his staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and will create an amazing meal that works with your budget. And to top it off, Chef Paul has an inspiring passion and vision for the use of healthy, local, sustainable foods. I really appreciated his attention to detail, and his ability to meet different dietary restrictions while making our 150 guest reception dinner absolutely delicious. Our guests loved the meal, and we loved supporting a local business with sustainability in mind. Thank you Primal Alchemy!
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    Andreas Married on 08/20/2016
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    Great food and were able to prepare meal for 70 guests on site at a vacation rental. Food was awesome. Chef Paul will make anything you desire with seasonal recommendations. Their appetizers were delicious and got many compliments from guests especially lamb chops. They provide great service with an impressive team work.

Awards

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3819 East 7th Street Long Beach, CA, 90804
562.400.5994

Office Hours Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Location of (Primal Alchemy)

Primal Alchemy frequently asked questions

At Primal Alchemy, what does the full wedding catering service cost include?

At Primal Alchemy, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Tables
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Chocolate Fountain

At Primal Alchemy, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Primal Alchemy includes:
  • Bartender(s)

What event services does Primal Alchemy offer for weddings?

Primal Alchemy offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up

What catering services does Primal Alchemy provide for weddings?

Primal Alchemy offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Lunch
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations

What types of cuisine can you find at Primal Alchemy?

At Primal Alchemy, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • African
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • British
  • Cajun
  • Caribbean
  • Chinese
  • Ethiopian
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Russian
  • Sandwiches
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Southwestern
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

What dietary needs can be accomodated at Primal Alchemy?

At Primal Alchemy, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

What type of bar services does Primal Alchemy provide for wedding events?

Primal Alchemy provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)

What type of food and beverage items does Primal Alchemy provide for wedding services?

To cater to all tastes, Primal Alchemy offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

What percentage of users recommend Primal Alchemy and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Primal Alchemy is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in professionalism, 4.7 in average response time, 4.7 in flexibility and 4.7 in value.

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