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Catering in Santa Rosa,

Pacific Connection Catering & Events

1800 Empire Industrial CT
Santa Rosa, CA
Services: Catering | Login to save vendor
(707) 573-0757
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 18 Reviews


    Hannah Davidoff

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    5 out of 5
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  • We loved working with Rob and his team on the catering for our wedding! From the first time we reached out, Rob shared his endless knowledge of the industry and was quick and easy to communicate with. Rob went above and beyond to make our wedding special, helping us think through all the details and even double checking everything at the venue. He was kind, up front, and willing to work with us to plan the meal and evening we wanted. The food was delicious - so many of our guests raved about it - and his entire staff was thoughtful and efficient (eg, no lines for drinks). Our venue even commented on how great the team was - leaving the venue spotless. All this, and it was an incredible value. Thank you, Rob and team!

    Yazmeen

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  • What an amazing catering team! First of all, Rob and Donna are an absolute power couple. Rob runs the business side and Donna is the chef. As an engaged couple, it was an inspiration to see how well these two worked together. Rob has a keen eye for detail, is incredibly organized, and was very quick to respond to all of our emails and phone calls. Early on in our wedding planning, we didn’t have a planner. We got married at The Secret Gardens at Bodega Bay, and luckily for us, Rob and his team have worked at the venue dozens of times. He knew the layout and flow of the venue and had a lot of great suggestions for how to set everything up. We did a walk through of the venue with Rob and he helped us plan where our welcome table, sweets table, photo booth, sweetheart table etc. would go. He even went as far as printing out a sketch of the venue with all of the table placements we discussed to help with our planning. The food is AMAZING! Donna is a fantastic chef. There are only a... Read more

    Ryan Nolet

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    5 out of 5
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  • Are you engaged? Planning your wedding?? Nervous about which caterer to choose??? Yeah, that was my (now) wife and I until we met Rob, Donna, and the rest of their team. Going into our initial meeting/tasting we thought it would be a waste of time because we were already pretty set on another caterer. When we left the meeting there was an awkward silence in the car for a few minutes as we both knew that we had to break it off with the other caterer because we were just so blown away by everyone at Pacific Connection Catering. I will go into detail but if you're reading this and planning your wedding then we both know that your time is short, you're probably stressing, and I will give you some newlywed advice for those on their journey: Stop your search and book an appointment with Rob, you won't be sorry. The top reason I recommend Pacific Connection Catering is very simple. During and even after the wedding, people RAVED about how good the food and service was, my wife a... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    What a great review Ryan - you do this for a living? Thank you very much for it. Also thank you for noticing all the details and effort we put into our events. And for see who we are and getting us right out of the gate. Much appreciated. To have a great event you need to start with great people which both you are Carrie are along with your special families and fun friends. You two were so much fun to work with. Thank you for having PC as a part of the "Wedding Team". BEST to you both! Donna, Rob & The Team

    Genevieve Durkee

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  • Can’t say enough nice things about Rob and team at Pacific Connection. He has a level of professionalism and quality that is unparalleled at the value. The food was not only delicious, but beautifully prepared (people were snapping pictures for Instagram!). I love that Pacific Connection prioritizes Sustainable Local and Organic sourced food. They do not nickel and dime you- as some wedding caterers tend to do. When the wedding planning portion was nearing an end, Rob had taken such good care of us that he felt like family! So lucky to have found Pacific Connection!

    Jeannie

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    5 out of 5
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  • My now husband and I were married on June 23rd, 2018 and Pacific Connection Catering catered our wedding! I would honestly give a million stars if I could!! Rob is like my guardian angel. As a bride, you tend to stress and worry about the littlest things and He was there to encourage me and talked me off many ledges! On our actual wedding day, our pastor was running an hour behind and Rob just jumped right in and solved the problem because all of our guests had arrived and he had the awesome idea of switching cocktail hour with the ceremony and no one even knew there was an issue! So Rob alone gets the well deserved 5 stars but OH MY GOD... The FOOD!!!!! We did our tasting a few months prior to the wedding and were so blown away by how good the food was, we didn't even bother talking to anyone else. We both thought, wow if the food is even half as good as the tasting, then itll be ok because we've both attended hundreds of weddings and the food is usually eh... but surprisingly on ... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Hi Jeannie - So are you still kick boxing to get out some of the frustration weddings can bring? As can happen, all the planning put into an event can go out the window as it did with the late arriving pastor. Best to keep moving forward and adjust when needed. As we like to say at times "Or, we can do it that way". So glad all was enjoyed and thank you for having us as a part of your wedding team. Best to you and Charles.

    Sarina

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    5 out of 5
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  • Working with Rob and his team was one of the highlights of our wedding planning process and we would highly, highly recommend them for any event. In our opinion, nothing beats working with smaller, local companies where it’s clear they love what they do and really care about their clients. Other than spending time with friends and family, the most important aspects of our wedding to us were a) food, b) drink and c) well-thought out logistics, so having a good caterer was key. Five star food and five star service at pricing that’s really reasonable, especially when compared to SF caterers. Our guests are still talking about how great the food was. Rob was always reachable and quick to respond during the entire planning process. He took careful notes so every idea we kicked around was always correctly reflected in the revised proposal. He had great ideas and suggestions on everything – not just food but also layout of the site, timeline, etc. We did not have a wedding planne... Read more

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    Hi Sarina, You? Trust & Control issues...never would have known... Thank you for taking the time to write the review and for the wonderful comments. So glad all was enjoyed and that we could be a part of the special day. thank you also for seeing our dedication to our events and clients. The best to you both,- Rob

    Rachel

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    5 out of 5
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  • Rob, his wife, and his team at Pacific Connection were exceptional from our first meeting through the evening of our wedding and beyond. PC was more than a caterer, but rather a trusted partner in an event planning process that is so new to most brides! Rob even suggested table numbers/names to go with our wedding theme (New Orleans). I threw Rob a curveball by not telling him he should expect not only me and my groom, but our three parents, at our initial tasting. We had a charming table setting in PC's kitchen for 2 but Rob happily and quickly adapted to my embarrassing mistake. He made us all feel welcome and like honored guests. The service was unmatchable and the professionalism was top notch. PC made sure that the wedding party and family were served hors d'oeuvres while taking photos and guided bride and groom through the cake cutting process. The food was delicious and we keep receiving compliments from our guests. People have gone out of their way after the wedding... Read more

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    Hi Now Married Lady, What a great wedding and celebration!!! So glad we could be a part of everything. Thank you for the wonderful comments and we are happy all was enjoyed. I had forgotten about your tasting and the parents till I read your review, though thinking back I do remember what a great time we had that day (once we got settled). They very best to both with the married life ahead of you! Rob

    Dora

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    5 out of 5
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  • Amazing, creative, memorable and excellence are some words that describe Rob and his team at Pacific Connection Catering. Outstanding, fresh, unique, elegant and 5 stars are some words that describe the food. My husband and I can't thank Rob, Chef Donna and team enough for the superb job they did for our wedding at Trentadue Winery on June 21, 2014. After meeting Rob and tasting the delicious food in our tasting meeting, we knew Pacific Connection was the perfect caterer for our wedding. We thought Rob was absolutely wonderful. Not only was he passionate about his business, but he was very personable, caring and easy-going. He suggested many wonderful hints and ideas that not only was he a wonderful caterer but a great wedding consultant too! We received so many compliments from our families and friends about the food and service. I can't count the number of people who said that this was the best wedding they have ever attended with the beautiful venue and outstanding food. The ne... Read more

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    Hi you two, It was so much fun working with you both I was sorry to see the wedding celebration come to an end. Thank you for taking the time with the review. Enjoyed the married life together - Rob

    Karen

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    5 out of 5
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  • Hiring Rob and the pacific connection team was one of best decisions we made while planning our wedding. Rob was extremely easy to work with, professional, and responsive. We felt we got incredible customer service from him at a great value. His staff the day were of the highest quality. They are really great people to work with. Now for the food... it was exceptional. We received so many compliments that it was the best wedding food people had eaten. This isn't your average wedding fare! It was so good that most of our guests cleaned their plates. I would recommend Rob and Pacific Connection 100% and would not hesitate to hire them again!

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    What A Great Wedding Karen! We were so glad to be a part of it. And yes, they are an amazing staff. Always - Rob

    Pat

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    5 out of 5
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  • Absolutely perfect!! The compliments just keep coming . . . everyone loved the food, the service was amazing . . . It just couldn't be any better. Rob made the whole event easy. What a wonderful experience!!!

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    Hi Pat, Thank You! That is our goal creating "wonderful experiences" for we are in the memory making biz... The very best to all - Rob

    Melissa

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    5 out of 5
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  • This is the most professional, caring, and impressive catering company out there. Rob and his team blew me away, and in a good way. I am truly grateful that I found him. Not a single concern was overlooked and on the big day I didn't have to worry about anything. His staff knows silent service so well that none of my guests even remembered who refilled their drinks, all they knew was they never had to ask for anything, it was already there. And talk about wonderful food! So many people asked me later who I used for catering because the food was out of this world! When the kids don't even realize they're eating fish but they keep going back for more because it is so tasty, you know you've cooked some darn good food! Just an all around perfect experience and I would recommend Rob at Pacific Catering over and over again for the rest of my life!

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    WOW, the rest of your life Melissa - Thank You, Thank You. So glad we were a part of the celebrations. Best, Rob

    User2657534

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  • Rob Gronbach, and his staff at Pacific Connection, are the best caterers I’ve ever come across. They catered our wedding in Sonoma County in August 2012, and they did a perfect job. The food was delicious and elegantly prepared, and the service was wonderful. We planned our wedding long distance from Florida, and Rob was available for the entire 8 month planning process to answer questions and give us tips; not only about the catering, but about many other aspects of planning the wedding as well. He is an expert on weddings, with many years of experience. If you want a professional and friendly catering staff, with beautiful presentation and delicious food, I highly recommend Pacific Connection!

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    Well thank you very much for taking the time to do the review. What a great wedding for all. The Pacific Connection team and destination weddings always seem to be a good match I think because of our organization, focus on details and communication. Thank you again and the very best to you both - Rob

    Paria

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    5 out of 5
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  • When we first looked into Pacific Connection we were a little shocked by the price, but after looking into other caterers it really wasn't any different. Rob was really great to work, always quickly answering my questions no matter how many that I had. He even gave us great advice on other aspects of the wedding like timeline and setup. Our guests all had only positive things to say about their food. We had a sit down dinner and oh my was their presentation impressive! My husband and I were surprised when they brought out the food and how they served it to our guests, of course we pretended that we knew how cool it was going to be!

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    Hello Paria, Thank you very much for the review and for having our team as a part of your wedding. Yes, our system of "Synchronized Service" is pretty cool - thank you for the comments on it and glad it was enjoyed. Also as an "Event Designer" of course I work on other areas of the event with our clients. The best to all - Rob

    Kelly

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  • Pacific Connection was wonderful. The food + service were just flawless, and our family and friends are STILL talking about how good everything was! Rob with Pacific Catering is very responsive over email and phone and really wants to make sure all details are perfect. My only critique of Rob is that he has strong opinions about the ways certain things should be done. He has a little "wedding planner" in him as well. This is not necessarily bad, as his opinions were usually good ones, based on years of catering experience. I could see this being amazing, especially if you do not have a wedding planner leading up to the event, but I did have a wedding planner that I loved (so didn't need the extra, sometimes conflicting opinions). Overall, great experience with Pacific Connection. Some of the best wedding food and service I have ever had. I definitely recommend him.

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    Hi Kelly, Thank you for the review and what a lovely San Francisco wedding. Truly glad all was enjoy. As an "Event Design AND Catering" company I do have to laugh a little when clients are surprised that we look at the entire event making sure all is planning and executed the best possible way. Thank you again and the best to you both - Rob

    Courtney

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    4.5 out of 5
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  • On the whole I was pleased by the quality of the food served at our wedding (everyone raved about it) and the service offered by Rob and his team. Pacific Connection offers great value and is willing to match "apples to apples" if you receive a lower quote from another caterer for the same package. Even without needing to use the "apples to apples" match, Pacific Connection offered the best value for the price of the caterers we looked at. Rob is responsive and has years of experience in the business. He will offer helpful advice based on what he's seen but ultimately gives you the final say in what will happen. His team was very accommodating of our desire to have cotton candy served on plates at our wedding, which completely made our day :) However, one thing that concerned me was the lack of response from Rob in the last few days leading up to the wedding. We had some last minute seating arrangement adjustments, and I never received any confirmation from Rob that he receive... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Hi Courtney, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for having PC as a part of the wedding. We are very happy all was enjoyed. As for not replying quickly to you the night before and morning of the wedding I do apologize. You ended each of your those emails with a "if you need anything else let me know". As we did not, I did not respond. Lesson learned on my end and thank you for bringing it up. We have changed our procedure and reply to all emails even if a reply is not asked for. Hence we created our phase "GTG" (good to go) thanks to you. The very best to you both.

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