Weddings

The Kitchen for Exploring Foods

Pasadena, CA View map Visit website

About

The Kitchen for Exploring Foods is a premium wedding catering company based in Pasadena, California. For over three decades, this culinary team has been creating delicious dishes and curating dream menus for couples celebrating their special day. The Kitchen for Exploring Foods is committed to providing exceptional service for your special day, offering quality cuisine and service to enhance your occasion.

Cuisine

The team at the Kitchen for Exploring Foods is passionate about their craft. They can work with you to design your dream menu which can incorporate a range of worldly cuisines such as Italian, Japanese, Mediterranian, Greek, Mexican, and many more. Your chosen culinary fayre can be served in a style that suits your needs including plated, stations, buffet, family-style, and more. They are happy to accommodate a range of dietary requirements. These include:

  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • No pork
  • Organic
  • Vegetarian
  • Lactose-free

Services Offered

The Kitchen for Exploring Foods can completely customize your wedding catering experience to perfectly match your dream design. They have been awarded the Zagat Award of Distinction and has been featured in the New York Times, and on the Today Show. By working alongside you, they aim to create a culinary experience for you and your guests that reflects your style, individuality, and taste. A range of beverage services can also be provided by this company, including champagne toasts and specialty drinks. Delivery, setup, and cleanup of your catering is supplied to facilitate a stress-free experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Stations

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
British
Cajun
Chinese
French
German
Indian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latin American
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Southern
Southwestern
Spanish
Thai
Vietnamese

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Premium Liquor
Rated
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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Holly Married on 09/23/2017
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    We used them for our wedding two weeks ago and couldn’t have been happier! We stayed at our venue for two days so not only did they cater our reception but also two brunches for family and the wedding party. Every single bit of food was amazing and their team was so friendly and on top of everything! They even went out of their way to make sure my husband and I were taken care of and actually got to eat, which we all know is hard! They are an exceptional caterer and I couldn’t recommend them higher! :)
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    Morgan Married on 10/18/2014
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    We were beyond happy to have The Kitchen cater our wedding!!! Their food is EXCELLENT and the service is wonderful!!

    Lauren walked us through every step of the process, with great suggestions and attention to detail. John made us feel welcome at the storefront. Matt ran our event beautifully and worked with us to make sure it was exactly what we wanted. Our guests all complimented the food (including the vegans and gluten-free eaters) and were impressed with the presentation and service.

    We finally found a vendor that combined great food and really warm, professional service. I can't recommend them enough!!

    And... we'll definitely continue to drop by the store for takeout!
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    Jessica Married on 06/16/2012
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    The Kitchen has been catering for our family and friends since the early eighties. I wanted to use them for my wedding because we knew and trusted them, but I am also a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York so it was important to me that the food be outstanding.

    We were not disappointed. The food was incredible - so much so that guest after guest kept coming up and telling us that it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding.

    You will be in great hands with The Kitchen!

Awards

  • 6

Map

1434 W. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA, 91105
6267937218
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The Kitchen for Exploring Foods frequently asked questions

What event services does The Kitchen for Exploring Foods offer for weddings?

The Kitchen for Exploring Foods offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up

What catering services does The Kitchen for Exploring Foods provide for weddings?

The Kitchen for Exploring Foods offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Family Style
  • French Service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Stations

What types of cuisine can you find at The Kitchen for Exploring Foods?

At The Kitchen for Exploring Foods, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Asian
  • British
  • Cajun
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin American
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Southern
  • Southwestern
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

What dietary needs can be accomodated at The Kitchen for Exploring Foods?

At The Kitchen for Exploring Foods, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

What type of bar services does The Kitchen for Exploring Foods provide for wedding events?

The Kitchen for Exploring Foods provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • Premium Liquor

What percentage of users recommend The Kitchen for Exploring Foods and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Kitchen for Exploring Foods is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in flexibility, 5 in professionalism, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time and 4.8 in value.

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