Mike Faulkner, and his wife Laura, own and operate Simply Elegant Catering. They are passionate about food and entertaining which translates to planning creative menus for personal and business type of social events ranging from; beautiful weddings, bar-bat mitzvah celebrations, holiday gatherings, luau parties, banquets, family reunions… just about any type of event. At Simply Elegant Catering, we believe anything is possible. Let us help you plan your event to create the statement and or memories you want.
We have over 30 years of experience in this business and as a certified food service caterer we have the ability to travel and operate just about anywhere in Southern California. Recent large clients include the Pasadena Tournament of Roses (2,800 guests) and the City of Hope.
Today, Simply Elegant offers the latest, newest, and innovative fresh ideas for your wedding. Our wedding reception ideas, together with our truly magnificent wedding cakes are just one more reason we are referred to year after year by families, event planners, and corporations alike. Our staff is skilled at planning any type of event you might want – weddings, bar-bat mitzvahs… you name it! Corporate accounts welcome!
As a full service company we are prepared to attend to every detail of your event. Leave all the work to us!
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Recommended by 97% of couples
erin · Married on 11/12/2016
We loved working with Mike!! He is one of the nicest guys! And his food is delicious!! We went with Argentina Style Flank Steak served with chimichurri sauce and Cilantro Lime Chicken for our 130 guests. Mike also had a kids menu for the kiddos at our wedding -- chicken nuggets and mac and cheese. Our guests were so complimentary of our selections and as I walked around taking photos, I noticed that a few extra vegetarian plates had also been served to guests who I didn't realize were vegetarians. Mike -- as always -- had planned ahead and was ready for anything. I highly recommend Mike and Simply Elegant Catering.Sent on 12/16/2016
amanda · Married on 03/12/2016
Mike and his team did an incredible job with the catering for our wedding. He was easy to work with and quickly incorporated our requests / changes following our tasting.Sent on 03/08/2016
We had loved our tasting but we're curious to see how it might be different for 165 guests: Our guests raved about the food, and we definitely had some tough customers. Our guests loved how moist the salmon was, the variety of the appetizers and the great sauces for the tri tip. Mike was able to provide the food In a family style format which we really wanted and turned out great.
Mike was wonderful to work with and definitely surpassed our expectations.
taryn · Married on 11/14/2015
great food & great people! Mike was soo soo friendly during our planning & our tasting. he made us so much food and changed anything we wanted with no hesitation or attitude. he was always early to every meeting & prepared. most importantly our wedding day went off without a hitch & everyone RAVED about the food! i heard from multiple people that they LOVED the food so that was all i wanted!Sent on 01/21/2016
Mike and his entire team at Simply Elegant Catering are ready and willing to go above and beyond your expectations. I have worked with and referred them numerous times and it always end up with the same result: the client beaming on how flawlessly everything went! I couldn't have asked for an easier caterer to work with!
Simply Elegant Catering always has great tasting food, fabulous service and presentation. As an event designer and organizer, I couldn't ask for a better catering service. Thanks Mike!
Simply Elegant Catering is just that! 5 star services to enjoy with an easy attitude and approach to serving clients. Every time I get a chance to work with Simply Elegant I know the quality and teamwork we will have and offer our clients. And their FOOD!-enough reason to celebrate! Thank you Simply Elegant Catering, see you soon! DJ Pasha Gonzalez