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Carte Blanche Gourmet

Palm Desert, California

Carte Blanche Gourmet logo

Carte Blanche Gourmet

Palm Desert, California


Reviews (25)

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Annette Van Vliet

1 November 2019

We were so happy with Carte Blanche Gourmet! We used them for my 60th birthday at our home. The food was amazing, the service couldn’t have been better. Our 70 guests RAVED about the food! And so do we! You can’t go wrong with them! We can’t wait to have them cater again! Highly recommend them! You won’t be sorry! More...


Lisa C.

19 October 2019

Delicious food and wonderful service! It made our party so much easier and our guests really enjoyed the food. The flavors are unique and there's something for everyone. I highly recommend having this at a party, class or event. More...


Paul B.

23 May 2019

I have worked with many caters, Shantal with Carte Blanche Gourmet Tacos is the best when it comes to Mexican feast at your event.  From taste to service Shantal sets the bar for all the rest. If you have an event needing a taco cart you are in great hands. Also if you want a full service sit down gourmet experience she handles that also with while glove style service. More...


Casey N.

16 November 2018

Thank you Shantal & team for delivering our family a memorable experience! The taco carts & the beautiful presentation, made our Anniversary party a hit! You & your staff were professional & fun. The food was out of this world. Yummy! We can't wait to use your services again. Anyone needing catering should defiantly use Carte Blanche Gourmet Tacos!!!!! More...


Lindsey N.

8 July 2017

Carte Blanche catered our casual wedding reception and we can't rave about them enough! Shantal was incredibly responsive to us as we worked with her from the east coast to plan an entirely vegetarian menu for 25 people. The service was impeccable and the food was DELICIOUS-- we are still talking about it and craving it a month later. The sauces and salsa, the mushroom tacos, the seasonings, the tortillas-- YUM! Thanks Carte Blanche for being timely, responsive, generous and delicious! You really helped make our day special. More...


Christine N.

12 June 2017

What an adorable concept for my backyard party and daughter's graduation.  The quality of food was superb (I am a full-on foodie) and she was on top of the whole catering project from start to finish.  The tacos themselves were super unique with special salsas cremas.  We added Shantal to our client vendor list as a top recommendation for local fun, fresh, easy food catering!  Nice work Carte Blanche.  Not easy to make The List!  And so glad I found you on Yelp... More...


Dick W.

27 May 2017

We recently had a gathering of about 45 people at our home on the day following our wedding. Shantal provided the perfect menu. They showed up on time and set up their cart and grill in our courtyard. The food was, in a word, amazing!! The fish, beef and chicken tacos were incredible, along with the unique sauces for each. However, I could have eaten just the shrimp ceviche appetizer and been extremely happy--what a mouthful of deliciousness!  And the food passed muster with our vegan guests.I recommend Shantal and Carte Blanche Gourmet Catering without any hesitation or reservations. The food far, far exceeded any expectations I might have had. More...


Joseph S.

7 April 2017

Shantal was fantastic! She was very friendly, professional and communicative. She met all our needs and went over and above our expectations. We had 24 hungry guys that were all satisfied! Thanks, Shantal :) The catering service was amazing! More...


david s.

20 December 2016

Typically when out in PS I am the cook... I love to bbq, make breakfast and dinners while the rest of the family and friends does their thing (Coachella, Stagecoach, shopping, etc)... and I love the peace and quiet of a beautiful Palm Springs home. However, this trip out I was there for a wedding, and as the preacher (ha ha, I'm an officiant, if you need one) I was busy with other things so didn't have time to do my thing.Enter Carte Blanche Gourmet Tacos and their willingness to cater an event that was only 36 hours away... and I contacted Shantal at about 9:30 on a Saturday night. Now I read on here how good their tacos were and I am sorry I missed all that. But what I did was order breakfast burritos for a breakfast party of about 25-30 people. It came with beans, rice, chips, salsa (chile' if you're in the know) and guacamole. We had so much delicious food left over that the 6 of us in the house had burritos for dinner on Monday and breakfast again on Tuesday morning before we left the area. This place gets points for flexibility and availability, presentation, food quality, service and most important of all... they make GREAT tasting food with a lot of variety.Recommendations to use Carte Blanche (and Shantal) are pouring out of me. WIth the way they made me look like a star at this after-wedding breakfast party, I'd suggest you use them for your event if you are in the area they serve. I know I'm looking forward to Coachella this year just to reserve the taco cart... and I will book them as soon as I figure out which weekend I'll be out there!(Hit me up if you're going to the festival in 2017... I'll let you know when Shantell is coming with her cart!) More...


Rima E.

18 December 2016

What a fantastic addition to our weekend in Palm Springs!  The tacos were delicious and the service very professional.  We arranged Carte Blanche just a few days before our event and were so pleased with the quality and the price.  Thank you Shantal!


Rob S.

16 October 2016

Had a pool party for 50 during desert trip.day two.  The tacos, service ans food where awesome! We said 50 but they where ready for 80....  Special!!


Valeri B.

28 August 2016

We ventured out of what we normally do with cateringcand tried Carte Blanche Gourmet Tacos. From the execution of the event, to the menu, to day of service, we could not have more pleased. Our event planner came out to the house to see the layout of the backyard to help us visualize where they would park their cute little cart that they serve from.Our favorites were Ceviche appetizers, amazing guacamole and as for the tacos, WOW! They were all unique and quite tasty. We especially liked the spicey pork with sweet potato and pineapple hash. The vegetarian option was recommended for even the carnivores. They served a Chipotle portobello mushroom taco with mozzarella and toasted pumpkin seeds. Service was professional, friendly and willing! Try these guys for your next event, you won't be disappointed. More...


Jimmy U.

20 March 2016

Amazing tacos! Amazing service!  My guest loved the presentation and service they provided! Great for private parties! Thanks shantel!


Meredith H.

24 November 2015

Thank you for making our party the talk of the town! Shantal we appreciate your personal touch on the party. We had the chicken, steak and mushroom tacos as well as the ceviche spoons. The food was terrific!Great communication with Shantal and staff. They did a great job and no mess was left to clean up:) More...


Spider W.

8 November 2015

We used Carte Blanche for our outside backyard wedding event.  The tacos, salad, appetizers, rice and beans were all awesome.  The portobello tacos are amazing...love them!  The entire experience was great, from the tasting through the event....great customer service  Shantal is great to work with and made the whole process very easy.  The night event the event was very smooth and the guests loved the food and service provided.  I highly recommend Carte Blanche for any type of event. More...


Art B.

10 January 2015

Encountered Carte Blanche at an event at the UA School of Medicine in downtown Phoenix. They served a great chicken taco with buttered apples, pecans and blue cheese. Also a simple cheese quesadilla. I was most impressed by the servers. Really friendly and accommodating. No problem when I asked that a couple of the tacos be just plain chicken for dietary reasons. Not insulted. No problem. And very generous with the chicken. Also interacted well with the kids in our party.I'm looking forward to encountering Carte Blanche again. Five stars may eventually be in order. More...


Amy L.

10 November 2014

Sooo good! Nothing compares. It is truly amazing what Shantal & Alana can do from there cart. I ate as many Poblano and Portobello and I could. i have tried just about every taco shoppe and Carte Blanche is by far the best! More...


Lindsey D.

3 February 2012

On the go? Looking for some fuel to help you through? If you're lucky Carte Blanche will be standing by to serve you a delicious taco before you faint! I've seen Carte Blanche at several events but I didn't have the pleasure of trying their food until recently. So now that I have what do I think? These are some deliciously delightful tacos, and all out of a truck! Now when I say tacos out of a truck, I know what you're thinking. You're thinking of the stereotypical "food truck" but ladies and gentlemen, it is a new era and food trucks are all the fashion! Carte Blanche is compact, cute, and run by a sweet lady who knows how to make a mean taco. The tortillas are fresh and their meat is nicely cooked. I had a steak taco with pumpkin chutney and a pork taco with a fruit type salsa. Both were delicious! Personally, I like my soft tacos a little warmer to soften them up, but even without being warm they were still soft and accompanied the meat well. Next time I'm in the same area as Carte Blanche, I will be stopping by for food. More...


Susan K.

5 May 2011

We hosted a Birthday Fiesta at our home on April 30th for 125 guests.  We hired Carte Blanche Gourmet Tacos to cater. The owners, Shantal & Alana were amazing to work with. They are extremely professional and paid attention to every detail.  The food they prepared was exceptional. The Portobello Mushroom, Steak & Chicken tacos were addicting.  As were the sides; rice, beans guacamole & pico de gallo they prepared.  Our guests have not stopped raving about our party.  We always try to have something unique and unexpected at our parties, as well as fabulous food.  We accomplished BOTH of these things with Carte Blanche.  We highly recommend them and would use them again!  Susan and Michael Kelley More...


Elaine G.

5 May 2011

We had the audacity to venture out of our comfort zone and WALLA.....we were glad we did.  Typically, any time we'd host a party, we'd prepare our own meal, but this was definitely well worth the time for us.  We had an evening backyard 50th birthday party with approximately 20 guests in mid-April and not only was the weather absolutely perfect, but everyone enjoyed the tacos immensely.  We had steak, pork, chicken, fish, and portabello mushroom as our menu options...all were incredibly tasty and the idea of having the adorable cart parked in our backyard where our guests could walk up and have fresh made to order tacos was a definite PLUS!  The gals were incredibly personable and patient and eager to please and offer suggestions to all of our guests.  Surprisingly...we did have a few left overs and can I just say they were even still more incredible even a day or so after (I have a new found respect for leftovers).  I'm actually craving the portabello mushroom RIGHT NOW!  Darn...but I mean that in the nicest of ways :-)  I would highly recommend Carte Blanche for any event......definitely! More...


Katie G.

14 April 2011

Fantastic food, delicious fresh ingredients and the best personalized service!  I highly recommend their tacos and their entire menu for any (and all) special catering needs, or any meal for that matter.  The ladies will customize a winning menu for any event.  I love the mango salsa! More...


Sara L.

8 April 2011

Are you ready for two wonderful ladies with amazing personalities and some DELICIOUS tacos?! you should be! i had the pleasure to consume tacos from this cart during the most recent First Friday's event in downtown Phoenix. We sampled each variety; pork, steak, portobello mushroom and chicken! each taco had a very unique spice level, comfortable spice, not OMG where is the water spice.  the tortillas are really tasty also and hold up to the massive amount of ingredients inside. you really get a huge quantity of product in that vessel!  i really enjoyed each variety, however i do feel that the mushroom edged out the others, only very slightly! the ladies also sell a variety of beverages, very reasonable prices.  everything  set up around the cart was very clean and neat and really just a great experience all around. i wish i lived closer or had a secret map of the locations of this taco cart, I'd totally go every week, so should you! More...


Andrew C.

7 April 2011

These ladies make some fine, fresh tacos! I was lucky enough to enjoy a few during a catered lunch at work. They had a number of options: steak, portabello mushroom, pork, chicken, etc. I devoured the chicken taco, which consisted of shredded chicken (moist but not dripping = ++), crisp corn, black beans, and a savory-sweet creamy sauce. I also had the pork taco, also shredded, with a cabbage slaw, and a mild red sauce. Very "simple" and very delicious!.. and I'm not much of a slaw kind-of guy so kudos! for a recipe that balances all the ingredients, where one (read: cabbage) does not overpower the other. The sauces are amazing! They should bottle More...


Aria M.

16 March 2011

Omg!!! Are they the BEST tacos EVER- or what!!!  I will never be able to go back to just plain old tacos after eating these wonderful, scrumptous creations!  Everything is exceptional, but I personally fell in love with the portabella mushroom tacos and the steak tacos with crema sauce.  Yummy!!! More...


Rick M.

16 March 2011

I have enjoyed these tacos every time I see their cart at events in Scottsdale and Phoenix. I Love the Chicken Taco with the roasted chili sauce. Yummy.  Carte Blanche was my favorite at the Devoured event at the Phoenix Art Museum. More...

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