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Tamara's Catering is a full-service catering company located in Santa Barbara, California. You name it, they have covered it, from weddings, gala affairs, cocktail parties, day-to-day corporate needs and personal celebrations. They will personally help clients design a menu that reflects their desires, as well as offering the flexibility to work within budgetary constraints.

Services Offered
Tamara's Catering offers full-service catering including event planning. They offer a planning session with one of their event planning professionals to provide a blueprint for your wedding. Their services include:

  • Buffet
  • Cake cutting
  • Cocktail reception
  • Custom menu
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • French service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Lunch
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tapas
  • Tastings
  • Breakfast/brunch
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne toast
  • Liquor license
  • Open bar
  • Outside alcohol
  • Signature drink
  • Setup/cleanup
  • Delivery


Cuisine
This catering service offers a plethora of food styles and dietary accommodations. The following cuisine styles are offered:

  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • Cajun
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Greek
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Sandwiches
  • Seafood
  • Spanish
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian


Other Services
Fine Catering by Tamara's Catering features complete event planning for weddings and other various events. They also offer:

  • Rentals
  • Décor
  • Beverage services
  • Linen services

Frequently asked questions

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

$55

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

$33

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$40

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

$25

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

Cake Cutting
Tastings

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

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

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
French
Greek
Indian
Italian
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Seafood
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
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?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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4.9 out of 5 rating
64 Reviews
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  • Professionalism
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92% Recommended by couples
Tori
Tori P. Sent on 05/16/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing food, and amazing service

From day one Tamaras food was delicious and kicked butt compared to other tastings we did! She was always extremely quick to respond and willing to work with us and our lower budget for our wedding. Day of Tamara was even better! A box was forgotten to bring to the venue: the forks, knives and plastic ware for the bar was MIA… no one would’ve known because Tamara 100% solved this problem! We did family style tacos and no one felt like they were waiting too long (it’s hard to see in the photos but highly recommend family style), we couldn’t have asked for a better food experience… also best sangria ever! My aunt even told me that and she’s pretty picky with her sangria :) you won’t regret hiring Tamaras Catering! She’s not only your catering but is excited for your special day and wants to make it perfect! Also our venue required a security deposit and we got all of it back, I’m sure because of her and her teams hard work!

Updated to add some photos from the photographer as well as say people are still telling me how good our food (and sangria) was 50 days later!
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Kristin B. Sent on 10/19/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent experience

From beginning to end our experience with Tamara’s Catering was excellent. Tamara is accommodating, personable and creates an amazing experience. Food was delicious and service was wonderful! Can not recommend Tamara’s Catering enough!
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Gina Sent on 08/24/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding

Tamara was a true professional who resided in Hawaii for 10 years and was able to capture the essence of a Hawaiian menu for my Hawaiian themed wedding. Her menu incorporated vegan options as well as classic Hawaiian dinner options. Her desserts were also fabulous…all fresh and her decor presentation was beautiful. Her entire staff was helpful, jovial and very accommodating. Their smiles were very much appreciated. Everyone on this team knew their mission and carried it out without requiring any direction. Their experience was evident and Tamara’s timely responsiveness to my million text messages eased the stress of it all! Tamara included a bar tender, 3 delicious served up appetizers, 3 fantastic desserts, a carving station and 2 delicious pre-cocktail drinks in with her dinner costs making this service a complete full service. I highly recommend Tamara’s catering for any event and I will not hesitate to utilize them again in the future.
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8 Endorsements
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I enjoy working with Tamara's Catering - they do an amazing job and are always professional. Their food is outstanding and their staff is on top of their game! As a Wedding Planner, I know I can count on them to provide excellent service to my wedding couples. They are friendly, reliable and very accommodating, always going above and beyond to exceed their client's expectations. They have a great reputation in the Santa Barbara community and I highly recommend them as a caterer for weddings or any social event! I look forward to working with them again soon!

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Tamara' s Catering is a delight to work with! Very skilled and up to date! Classic Party Rentals, Santa Barbara loves to work with her and her staff!

AMS Events AMS Events Wedding DJs

AMS really enjoys working with Tamara's Catering! Thank you!

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Tamara's Catering frequently asked questions

At Tamara's Catering, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Tastings
The bar service starting price at Tamara's Catering includes:
  • Champagne Toast
Tamara's Catering offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
Tamara's 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 Tamara's Catering, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • French
  • Greek
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Seafood
  • Spanish
At Tamara's Catering, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Tamara's Catering provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink
To cater to all tastes, Tamara's Catering offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
Tamara's Catering is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in quality of service and 4.8 in professionalism.
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