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Catering in Carmel Valley, CA,
(831) 659-3417
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  • 128 Reviews


    Meredith Hoffmann

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  • Paradise Catering is by far the best catering company on the Central Coast. They catered both my sister's wedding (a larger event at a wedding venue) and my wedding (a smaller event at a private home) and the service and food were impeccable at both weddings. Their food is so fresh. It is literally from their own personal garden. And the food is cooked and prepared live at your event on a live grill. The preparation of the food is practically an event at the wedding. You don't have to worry about a thing with Paradise as they supply all of the drink ware, flatware, plates, etc. The service is fabulous. You and your wedding guests will not be disappointed!

    ksenija

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  • I LOVE John and Nancy!!!!!! For the last 16 years Paradise Catering has given my family and friends many Amazing.... Dinners, BBQ's, Lunches and Super Bowl Party drop off food!!!!! John is a fabulous Chief, and it is truly a wonderful experience each time he caters one of my parties. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for..... Excellent quality and tasting food. John and his staff are WONDERFUL and are truly a pleasure to have in your Home, Backyard or any Formal venue. They are the best at what they do and the proof is in the food.. I will continue using Paradise Catering for all my future events. Ksenija Halamandaris 2-7-2017

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    You are so sweet, Ksenija!!! Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review of us. We love catering for you!! I'm glad I got to finally meet you!! We look forward to working with you more in the future :) -Ashley & Paradise Team

    meg

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    5 out of 5
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  • Thank you for the amazing food and service you provided at our daughters wedding this past weekend at Gardener Ranch. Your staff was on top of everything, polite and fun. The food was beautiful and delicious. We have received so many compliments from our guests on how amazing the food was. Our late night grilled cheese Mac & Cheese and Churro bar was an absolute hit! I can’t think of one thing I would change. We highly recommend you. I wish we could do it all again. Thank you!

    Kate Turner

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  • I feel like typically wedding food just isn't that great, so it was very important to us to have delicious food that people would be talking about. Paradise nailed it I have never had so many people come up to me (and weeks after) raving about how amazing the food was and asking if I had the recipes!

    Cathleen

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  • We could not be happier that Paradise catered our wedding at Holman Ranch in June. I can't tell you how many people commented about how amazing the food was. We still have people, 3 months later, bringing up certain dishes and appetizers that they had, and I still dream about the salmon with chimichurri sauce. Not only was the food fabulous, the service was also fantastic. A big plus for us personally was that they cater at Holman Ranch all the time, so the planning process was truly seamless. We really feel lucky to have had Paradise cater our wedding and highly recommend them (as do our friends and family who can't stop raving about them!)

    sarah

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  • Paradise catering was THE BEST decision we made for our wedding!! Nancy and Jon were so catering from the beginning and we were blown away by even the initial food tasting. Everything from the Hors d'Oeuvres to the main entree's was so delicious!! We did the live grill, which I was super happy about it! The food was so fresh since veggies are farm to table and we chose to upgrade to prime rib, which was AMAZING and came with horseradish and sauce. The salmon was so tender and everybody raved about the risotto and garlic mashed potatoes. The salad was so beautiful with edible flowers and fresh blackberries. Nancy went above and beyond with caramelized brie for the charcuterie station and we even got to add grilled artichokes at no additional cost. They were so accomodating and made sure families and parents were taken care of first. Paradise Catering was the most professional and easy vendor that we worked with!! I never had a good experience with wedding food before and all our guests... Read more

    Carley

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  • When we booked our venue in Carmel Valley we looked no further than Paradise after hearing amazing reviews from our venue, previous clients and a friend who had been to a wedding with them as caterers. We couldn't be happier that we used them to cater our 105 person wedding. The food was exceptional; we got rave reviews from all family and friends. We went will family style and the absolutely delicious, yet no fuss meal matched exactly what we were going for. Additionally they provided MORE than enough food making sure no guests went hungry. It was an absolute pleasure working with their staff and I'd highly recommend using them for your upcoming wedding.

    Nichole

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  • Paradise catering did my rehearsal dinner and wedding at Gardener Ranch back in November of 2018. It was a great experience from the very beginning. They were really easy to work with. Their communication is top notch, which was really important to me. They would get back to me quickly and always with detailed information. We had a great tasting with tons of different options that really gave us a good idea of what to expect. When it came time to plan the menu, I wanted something a bit different from their standard offerings. They were really excited to do something unique. We wound up serving duck breast with a cherry red wind sauce and pumpkin risotto, and halibut with chimichurri sauce. Everything was amazing and people raved about the food.

    Lauren

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  • From the moment we had our tasting and met Nancy & Jon, we knew we had found the best! Paradise catered our Rehearsal Dinner & Wedding. Everything was outstanding!! We even left our wedding weekend wishing we had more to take home with us. Everyone on staff is so helpful and our guests couldn't say enough about them and the quality of the meals. Thank you so much Paradise Catering!! From Lauren & Miguel (Gardener Ranch 10.20.18)

    Nina

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  • We recently worked with Paradise Catering for both our rehearsal and reception dinners at Holman Ranch. We had a WONDERFUL experience. Their entire team is friendly, warm, and professional. They went above and beyond to make sure that my husband and I, as well as our guests, were well taken care of. They had a plate of appetizers + cocktails waiting for us after the ceremony so that we could grab a quick bite before taking pictures and mingling. They also had plated meals for us (even though the rest of our guests were having family style) to make sure that we got enough food. On top of the service, the food was incredible. I have received so many compliments from guests on all the food that was served - cocktail hour and dinner. Lastly, I know that the Paradise team pitched in on extra things throughout the evening -- helping our coordinator with guests' favors and questions. They truly went above and beyond!

    Jessica

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  • Paradise catered my November 18, 2017 wedding at Holman Ranch and my husband and I were completely blown away from the very first day we met Nancy and Ashley. First and foremost, the food is to die for (truly). We first did a tasting with Paradise in July 2016, shortly after my husband and I got engaged. We were surprised by just how much food they gave us to taste. I didn't even taste everything because of how much food they gave us to taste. It was amazing! At that point in time we were tasting just to get an idea of whether we liked the food or not. We definitely did! Chef Jon made us a beautiful keepsake menu listing the food we had tasted. Fast forward to 4 months before our wedding, we couldn't really remember what we liked best. We did a phone call with Nancy and Ashley and they were so great about helping us pick our menu based on the notes they kept from the tasting. Valerie was amazing when it came to doing the walk through--she knew all the questions to ask us and our planne... Read more

    Katie

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  • Paradise Catering just provided the most amazing food experience for our Holman Ranch wedding, all of our family and friends were blown away by how delicious and beautiful everything was. Not only is everything fresh and local, it is arranged in artful and creative ways. And, the staff was delightful to work with from the owners and their assistants to the cooks and servers. I was so impressed by them at every step of the way. Their reputation is well deserved.

    zabrina

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  • Paradise catered our wedding in Salinas. The food was absolutely 5 star. The appetizers, the salad, the entree, even the lemonade and tea were amazing! Our guests were stuffed with the delicious appetizers but could not stop eating after taking a bite of the salad and the surf and turf plate. The staff was attentive and cheerful. Ashley, was a pleasure to work with. She was organized, kind and was even present on our wedding day. If we lived in California, we would absolutely use Paradise Catering again. Cannot say enough good things about them.

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    Thank you so much for saying all of that Zabrina! You and your guests were so lovely to work with!! We appreciate you taking the time to post this gracious review (and I appreciate what you said about me!) it's what we all strive for! We would love to be able to cater for you again in the future!! You two take care!! :)

    Mandi

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  • We feel so blessed to have worked with the Paradise Catering team for our June wedding at Holman Ranch. The tasting was above and beyond. Everything was created with fresh ingredients, unique flavors and a stunning presentation. Though we were leaning towards appetizer stations rather than passed, Chef Jon prepared a selection of passed apps for us to try so we'd have the full scope of their offerings to help us make the best choice. The Paradise team catered our rehearsal dinner as well. Since the menu for our wedding was more traditional, we wanted to do something more unique for the rehearsal dinner. I emailed the team about a Hawaiian theme. Within a week, the team brainstormed the most impeccable menu - ahi poke tostados, coconut rice, Kalua pulled pork sliders, etc. Aside from being extremely talented in the kitchen, the Paradise team really listens to and understands each of their client's requests, then delivers 1000%. Upon Paradise's recommendation, we chose to go w... Read more

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    Mandi!!! Thank you SO MUCH for your amazing review!!! For you to take the time and put all of that together means the world to us. You and Paul were such a pleasure to work with!!! We wish you two nothing but the very best, and may your future be FULL of happiness, croissants and rosé ;) !!! -Ashley + Paradise Team

    Lidia Luong

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    4.4 out of 5
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  • As a wedding planner working with Paradise Catering was a joy. They are very detail oriented which makes for perfection. Their team is a well-oiled machine and it is every planner's dream to work with a team like this. They will go the distance for your wedding and their whole team is on point, smiling and taking care of your guests with care and precision. It was a pleasure to work with such a talented group and their food is AMAZING! So if you are re-thinking hiring this team, don't think any further. Just do it. Your money will be sooo well spent both in service and deliciousness of food!
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