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Caterman Catering

Burbank, California

(187)
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Caterman Catering

Burbank, California

(187)

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M
23 August 2019

I highly recommend caterman catering for wedding event. They will make your big day easy and awesome!

M
18 August 2019

Kayla is such a sweet lady and a great pleasure to work with. We feel so lucky for choosing caterman catering as our wedding caterer. From the very beginning, they offered us a complimentary tasting, which was absolutely delicious, and showed their sincerity to their potential customer. Kayla made the following preparation process easy and transparent. She was very flexible for random meetings that we requested and can always give us good advice on things that we were not sure of. On the wedding day, the whole caterer team was very effective in setting up, and also cleaning up. The food was very tasty, and I heard positive feedback from our guests as well. I highly recommend caterman catering to you! More...

M
28 July 2019

Top quality service, delicious scrumptious food, *****

J
12 June 2019

Let me start off by saying that Kayla was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was always very professional, responded quickly, and was flexible with all of our questions and requests. There is a lot of planning and detail needed for a wedding, and Kayla was always great about using her experience in offering us guidance and suggestions. We had a lot of late requests, like cutting out rentals to try to cut some costs here and there, along with adding a bunch of things like renting and setting up a beautiful white dance floor, adding heaters last minute, getting alcohol delivered to their office to have brought to the event, etc. Kayla was always very accommodating with everything.Caterman arrived promptly and set up quickly. The chairs, dinner tables, bar, cocktail area, and dance floor all looked fantastic. The food was very good. Everything from the appetizers, to the salad, to the main course was all cooked well and plated beautifully. I though the food somehow tasted better on the day of the wedding with 100+ guests versus when we went to the Caterman office for a private tasting. The plates, silverware, and napkins were all very pretty. We wanted to steal one of the nice napkins (don't worry Kayla, we didn't). Their cleanup after the event went smoothly, and they were very nice to box up all of the leftover alcohol and late night snacks for the after party. Now for the thing that didn't go as planned. Three of the heaters that we rented did not work. We were not charged for them, but they would have been useful. Champagne was not served in time for the toasts. We asked that a tip jar not be put out for the bartender, as we wanted our guests to really purely be our guests. We were planning (and did) tip the bartender separately, but we did see a tip jar left out.That said, we would highly recommend that you use Caterman for your wedding or your event. The combination of the food, the rentals, and most of all, Kayla and the overall professionalism of the staff would be very hard to beat. More...

J
4 May 2019

Good food and very good people ;)!!!

D
7 March 2019

I hired caterman catering for my husbands surprise birthday party this past weekend. I had a wonderful experience with them, starting with Kayla. She was wonderful to work with extremely helpful with my decision making, seeing as I hadn't catered an event of this size before.Our theme was Mardi Gras and the food was AMAZING!!.Blanca and her staff were phenomenal, her attention to detail with the table decoration set up and presentation of the food truly wonderful. I was able to enjoy the party and not worry about anything, can't thank them enough. More...

S
10 December 2018

My wife and I selected Caterman Catering for our wedding in November in Gilroy, CA, and couldn't be happier with the level of service and food Caterman was able to provide.  They went above and beyond to make our big day amazing.  Kayla, the catering coordinator, was absolutely amazing and available every step of the way for any questions we had.The food at our wedding was delicious and we received many compliments from friends and family about the great food and service.  The staff was very professional, friendly, and efficient.  Everything was set up beautifully.  Our venue was cleaned up perfect as well.Overall, I would definitely recommend Caterman Catering and working with Kalya. More...

A
8 November 2018

We used Caterman Catering for our wedding. Kayla was great to work with and helped make some of the projects I wanted for the wedding a reality. Caterman did an excellent job of handling special diets. We had a number of guests with severe allergies or restrictions, and there was no problem with making sure our guests were taken care of. Our tasting was very fun, and representative of the dishes we were served at the wedding.

We did, however, have a few small issues. The biggest was that a server cleared my sister's plate while she was still eating--she had her fork in her hand. We also requested certain cheeses for the cheeseboard, which was noted in our contract, but weren't provided. Some of the appetizers ran out very quickly and guests were disappointed that they didn't get to try them. I changed a dish after the tasting, and the dish we received was nothing like it was described on the menu. At a minimum, it said it had parsley but there was nothing green on my plate. I would recommend making sure to try every dish you would like to serve at the tasting.

Overall, our guests very much enjoyed the food. It was nice to have a caterer who took care of the rentals, so we didn't have to add an additional vendor.
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C
27 October 2018

Polly and Mike are the best!!!! We used Four Seasons catering for our wedding this past September and we still get compliments of how delicious our food was. Mike and Polly are genuine, sweet, and truly want to make your event the best. They communicate very well, respond quickly. I had no worries from the minute we met them and knew they would be the right choice. We would highly recommend them! More...

T
13 October 2018

Caterman helped cater my wedding at Picchetti Winery last week. We worked with Kayla, who was AMAZING and knew the venue inside and out. Because Picchetti's tasting room is open on Saturdays to the public, there was a very small 2 hour window when all of the setup for the wedding had to occur. Kayla made sure that everything was setup perfectly and efficiently, exactly the way that I wanted it. And then the food! We chose Caterman because of the great food we had at the tasting but weren't sure if they would be able to scale that up to the 90 guests we had. The feedback we got from our guests was that the food was phenomenal - something that is somewhat unusual for a wedding. Thank you Kayla and the rest of Caterman for making our special day run so smoothly! :) More...

A
27 September 2018

Amazing service and delicious food! This is a family-owned business and they work hard to meet your needs. The menu items are priced very well and you can customize your selections. Kayla (event coordinator) was very friendly & helpful. The chef was so nice and took pride in his work. We'll definitely use them for all of our events in the future. More...

M
27 August 2018

5 star review to combat the negative review a bridezilla wrote (Sau Y) 6 months ago. Lol this chick enjoys writing negative reviews and she also claims that food poisoning takes place within a half an hour of eating! Food poisoning claim was NOT for this company, it was a Ethiopian restaurant that Marc Zuckerberg frequents. Sorry folks, but anyone with a quarter of a brain knows that food poisoning takes anywhere from 24 to 48 hours for symptoms to appear. Sorry but yelp shouldn't be used by people to smeer businesses. This bridezilla clearly just wanted to get money back because she is cheap and has no class. More...

N
11 August 2018

Caterman provided the best experience at my wedding! We have about 400 guests and they provided great service and delicious food! My family and friends could not believe how great the food was because it's hard to reach that level of perfection when cooking for 400. Ruth is incredible she is super helpful and makes sure that your wedding goes smoothly which is always helpful for a busy stressed bride! Blanca is amazing! She ran the show the night of my wedding and it was great! I would definitely recommend them to my family and friends for future events! More...

P
6 August 2018

Everything looks amazing!

C
6 August 2018

Best Caterer

C
6 August 2018

Excellent service everything is so delicious thank you

N
20 July 2018

I have used Caterman's for all of my corporate events for a little over a year now. My events are strictly timed throughout the day and on time delivery was something I have struggled finding until working with Kayla and the rest of the Caterman team. Kayla is phenomenal with creating unique menus for our 4 day long events. No one is ever disappointed by the meals served, specially on Churro days! Big thanks to Kayla and her team! More...

S
20 July 2018

I use Caterman's for all of my corporate event needs and they never fail to give us the best service. Kayla's effective communication throughout the process of ordering is what makes Caterman's stand out. Everyone is very nice and understanding of our needs and I can't appreciate that enough. Kayla and her team are great! Big thanks to everyone at Caterman's! More...

E
18 July 2018

I have been working with Caterman for over a year now and they are always a pleasure to work with! Kayla, the catering coordinator, is amazing at what she does and is always looking to provide the best level of service to our company. We use their catering services at least once every two weeks and the food is always great and consistent. They're very transparent with their pricing/costs and are very flexible in terms of service. Our company has had multiple last minute additional dates as well as cancellations, but each time Kayla has been so understanding and always helps find a solution. I am very thankful for our relationship with the Caterman team!Caterman is a dependable, cost-friendly, and not to mention, delicious choice for your catering needs! Thank you for all you do for our school! More...

J
18 July 2018

Great service, great food! Everyone is super professional - will definitely be going back to Caterman for more events!

R
18 June 2018

They are Excellent in Food, Setting and Serving.   This is the 2nd time we have used them. 1st was my daughter's wedding for 200+ people at our house last summer.   2nd was this month for my company's investors and board dinner at my house.  Again the food was excellent.  They provided an assortment of wonderful hot appetizers and the they walked around with trays to serve our guests.  The appetizers and main dishes included some delicious vegan dishes, required by attendees.  The crew was prompt, professional and very attentive during the entire dinner...making sure that everything was very nicely presented.  They BBQ'd tri-tip on site, which was perfectly done, moist and delicious, with 3 amazing sauces! If you want to have a top notch event, I recommend them for your caterer.  For both events, Blanca was our key contact and was there to manage everything.  She is the best! More...

B
25 May 2018

Always on time and in the quality they promise. thank you Caterman.

E
25 May 2018

Best catering company I've ever worked with. No wonder why all the silicon valley tech companies are working with them.

E
25 May 2018

Amazing food. Great service. Friendly staff and reasonable pricing for all this quality!

S
25 May 2018

Hey guys! definitely five stars staff and clean service.. best of CA.

P
25 May 2018

awesome team and service.. thank you for your smiling faces.. hope to meet you at another event.. peace Semih brother ..

K
24 May 2018

My wife and I spent hours of researching, reading reviews, and talking to different vendors hoping to find that one catering company that has great food and service for our wedding.  We decided to go with Catering Caterman.  They have the perfect blend of Asian Fusion food that both myself and my wife had enjoyed at the food tasting and at the event.  Their prices were reasonable.  Michelle was the sale/event coordinator at the time and she was quite wonderful to work with.  She was very responsive and was able to meet every demands that we made.  She helped us fit the food menu to our budget.As with all weddings, nothing is perfect and there were some short falls.  Blanca was the staff manager at the time.  I had many guests complained that she was unfriendly and rude.  There were chaos and delays to the food delivery logistics since we went with the individually served meals.  We weren't very happy at the time but what turned everything around was the event after our wedding.  Many businesses simply ended their relationship with the customers once the transactions was made but Kayla followed-up to our complaints and addressed the situation.  We were compensated for the trouble but it was more satisfying to know she understood where it went wrong.  She outlined and promised the action items to be taken so future events would sail more smoothly.My initial rating for Caterman Catering started out with neutral and I would prefer going with a well established catering company for the experiences.  What made Caterman Catering stood out was listening to customer's feedback and being that it's family operated.  I had a chance to connect with them at a personal level while resolving my complaints.  Not all family owned businesses care what customers think but Caterman is among the few who does and for that I gave them my current rating due to Blanca's attitude toward my guests.  I strongly believed that my next event with Caterman would yield a much more positive results and experiences. More...

B
8 May 2018

This is the one review I've been dying to review since the conclusion of our wonder day and it couldn't have happened without Caterman.  From the very beginning, Caterman has been so accommodating and professional with their services.  Not only that, we really couldn't have pulled it off without the help of their coordinator, Kayla, who also provided day of coordination services.We've consulted with quite a few caterers and we were so lucky to find Caterman.  Caterman provided very reasonable prices and the food was superb.  Instead of the traditional buffet or selection of dishes served (fish, chicken, beef), we opted for theme stations to satisfy all of our guests dietary needs.  Fisherman's Wharf for seafood, Chinatown for Asian food, Haight for vegan food, North Beach for Italian food, and Castro for meats.  Caterman went with the idea and executed it perfectly and everyone is still raving about the food.  They were generous in portions and we even had leftovers to take back to our hotel's after party.  And the service on that day was tremendous.  We chose a venue that had quite strict requirements with the setup and cleanup hours and Caterman set up on time and did all the setup for my decorations.  We dropped off a lot of decorations go Kayla and alcohol as well (they provide licensed bartenders) so we were able to provide open bar all night long. Not only that, our venue was in SF and Caterman went all the way up from San Jose and set everything up perfectly.  Btw, did I mention I'm very particular about the details and pretty much a control freak?!?I could go on and on about how wonderful Caterman is but the pictures may do it more justice.  I wish I took more pictures of the food!  If only they were closer to my work, I would demand work to have them as our catering vendor!  Thank you so much Kayla, Semin, and the entire team for making the best day of our life! More...

M
11 April 2018

My husband and I worked with Ruth at Caterman Catering and were so pleased with their work at our April wedding.  We planned our Palo Alto (California) wedding from abroad and Ruth was very accommodating and easy to correspond with.  The food at our wedding was so delicious and they also helped plate the desserts and wedding cake that our friends made.  The staff that worked at the wedding was also extremely friendly and professional.  I was very impressed with their work!  I definitely recommend Caterman Catering and Ruth! More...

B
9 April 2018

I had the privilege of attending a wonderful wedding, working with Ruth of Caterman Catering.  Ruth and her staff were simply great to work with, professional, on-task, positive and fun, and the food was amazing!  I have been a wedding vendor for sometime, and it's rare indeed I meet an event planner who is so organized, professional, and easy to work with.  I recommend them highly to anyone who is having an event.  Elegance, class, and great service.  One of the best! More...

C
6 April 2018

awesome team and service.. thank you for your smiling faces.. hope to meet you at another event.. peace Semih brother ..

K
19 January 2018

Long time Yelper, first time reviewer.  I just used Caterman to cater a client appreciation breakfast and am compelled to write a review based on my experience.  They were absolutely fantastic.  They put together my event with less than a week's notice; the customer service on the pre-event was great; and most importantly - the food was even better.  They served up an epic breakfast burrito bar for more than 50 people.  My clients arrived to a great-looking spread and the burritos tasted even better than they looked.I won't hesitate to use Caterman Catering for future client or personal events.  Great job Ruth, Jose and team! More...

K
20 December 2017

I have NEVER had to call for a catering service before until I had to plan a celebration of life reception.  From the first phone call I was worried since almost every where else I called were booked due to the holiday season.  But after I contacted Michelle at Caterman's Catering she was amazing!!!  She helped me through what to pick what they had and gave me three different menus all which were amazing!!  We went for the 3 variety cold cut sandwiches 2 salads and desserts and beverages.  I was amazed at the presentation of my Dad's backyard as were my guests and the food was amazing as well!!!  The servers who stayed for the event were great I had no idea they were going to stay it was really really impressive!!  If I EVER need a catering service again I know who to call!!  Thanks to Michelle and Caterman Catering for making my event run so smoothly!!! More...

G
14 December 2017

Professional staff, timely, great food! I can't say enough good things. Michelle was a pleasure to work with in organizing the event and Blanca was so great the day of! Highly recommend them!

G
13 December 2017

Caterman Catering has done it again!  I have been a repeat customer since 2009 when I had them cater my daughter's graduation party.  I worked with Michelle who came out to see the event site and provide excellent input and recommendations regarding party set up and the menu.  Since then I have had Michelle and her team provide exceptional service for my yearly office holiday parties.  From collaborating on the menu and providing customized suggestions to meet special dietary needs to setting up a gorgeous seasonal themed catered display, Caterman Catering is always there to handle everything and make each event flawless. There is no doubt I will continue to turn to Caterman Catering for my future parties. More...

U
27 November 2017

Best catering firm ever world. Thank you so much Caterman.

L
22 November 2017

Thank you to Caterman Catering for putting together a beautiful and delicious spread of food for our wedding. Here is a little background on our wedding and our search parameters: we had 200 guests, it was being held at a private residence, we were looking to rent all the tables/chairs/linens/heaters/etc. from this company, and we were wanting to feature several different types of food with food stations during our reception. Searching for a caterer for our reception that matched these parameters and was within our price range seemed impossible and was the most stressful part of the wedding planning process. Then I met Michelle. She was SO accommodating and helpful! The first question she asked me was my budget and from there she helped me figure out what rental or food items we could cut out in order to meet that budget. She even gave us recommendations on where to find better deals than what she could offer on certain items. I had established a great rapport with Michelle and when she became ill just a few weeks before the wedding, I became very nervous that everything was going to fall apart. However, Michelle had organized everything and passed it on to a brilliant coworker, Blanca! Blanca seamlessly stepped right into the role. My walk through with her was honestly perfect and alleviated all of my fears with her answering questions for me that I didn’t even know to ask! On our wedding day the Caterman Catering staff created our dream reception! We featured foods from Italy, Mexico, the Middle East and the U.S. and to enhance the look of the tables, Blanca brought decorations from her own home to spice up the displays! They were spectacular! Honestly, I could not have been happier with our choice to go with this catering company and I recommend them for any major even you are going to have. Thank you again to everyone! You were incredible! More...

J
20 November 2017

Caterman just catered our Thanksgiving lunch at my company - and they were awesome! Prompt delivery, set up, and the food was delicious. Got great feedback from everyone. I worked with Michelle S. and she was professional, easy to work with, and generous with their accommodation of our budget. Customer service is definitely top notch!  I would highly recommend them for your events and catering needs - especially if you need a good Thanksgiving delivery! More...

K
1 November 2017

This 5 Star review is way overdue and my husband, Max and I can't express how grateful we were to have found Caterman Catering and to have had an amazing Catering Coordinator, Kayla on top of that. From the get go, Kayla was very responsive to my initial inquiry, questions I had, and she provided us different menus to work within our budget and Spanish style theme. She also invited us in for a complimentary tasting and being an event planner myself, a "complimentary tasting" is unheard of in the bay area.  They provided some of the rentals as well (table linens, chairs) and had many beautiful options for the china and utensils. Even though they are located in San Jose, Kayla drove all the way to San Juan Bautista for our walk-through of the venue a month before the wedding to make sure she had all the details in place for the set up, tear down, etc.On the day of our wedding, everything was set up beautifully (some things not exactly as I had wanted ex.) placement of Escort Card table and Sign In table, but hey! That was no biggie!  The passed appetizers and cheese display (which Kayla accommodated graciously -I am such a cheese lover, so I asked for a couple of my favorite cheeses and Kayla accommodated without any extra charges) were yummy! The Spanish Buffet was exactly presented how we envisioned and guests kept on raving about how delicious and plentiful the dinner was.The staff was on top of everything and very pleasant! Clearing plates and keeping the tables as clean as possible for dinner and then kept things clean inside the venue for dancing. They were also very helpful at the end of the night with gathering left over favors and also helped me gather the linens (keeping them separate) as I had rented out some linens and table runners on my own from another vendor.Thank you again to Kayla and her staff for making our dream wedding come true! More...

L
23 October 2017

We have used Caterman Catering twice for our semi-annual Halloween parties.  Both times they delivered outstanding food and customer service.   Michelle was super responsive and easy to work with.  She worked with our theme and provided some great ideas for our menu selections.  The food was delivered on time and setup was quick and professional.   Our guests have always given positive feedback about how tasty the food is.  We will definitely be using Caterman for our next event. More...

J
16 October 2017

Caterman Catering is amazing! We had an office party with 150 people. Michelle was so helpful and really helped guide me through the process. The team that came to our event was UNREAL... they were pros. The setup was beautiful and didn't take much time. They made my life so much easier. Throughout the party they made sure everything looked clean and beautiful! They cleaned everything up at the end and wrapped all the leftovers and put them in the fridge. I was shocked at how amazing and easy it was working with them. We will definitely be using them for ALL of our future events. Thank you Caterman Catering you are awesome! More...

A
27 September 2017

Although we did not end up using Caterman Catering for our upcoming event, I need to review the customer service Michelle offered, because it was. ..AMAZING!I found Caterman Catering in my search for a catering company for an upcoming executive off-site meeting. Michelle was patient with all of my questions, with my menu requests - a last minute request of Biscuits and Gravy from the CEO - and overall working with me to potentially get service for this meeting. We ended up going with a different venue with on-site catering, but I would choose Caterman Catering for personal events moving forward simply based on Michelle and her patience, attentiveness, creativity, and event insight. I hope to use them in the future and will definitely keep Michelle's contact information in my phone. More...

C
19 September 2017

I had countless people tell me that the food at the wedding tasting will not be as good as the wedding day. I'm thankful to say that was not the case with Caterman Catering! We had our wedding reception and ceremony in September 2017 at Hakone Gardens in Saratoga for 160+ people -- everything was perfect, and it is in large part due to Kayla and Caterman Catering. From the beginning, Kayla was extremely professional, knowledgeable,  and hugely helpful in assisting us with staying in our budget, curating our dinner menu, navigating our venue, providing guidance with our timeline, suggesting vendors, and our DIY ideas. On our wedding weekend, we dropped of our decorations and DIY floral arrangements, and Kayla and the Caterman Catering team handled the rest. They did a fantastic job decorating our venue and helped make our DIY ideas come to life, such as our doughnut wall and dessert table. Their licensed bartenders also kept the drinks flowing and made good use of our ice sculpture luge. Now onto the food! We had a massive buffet for our reception, which included: *Romaine spears with traditional caesar dressing and shaved parmesan cheese*Roasted tri-tip with a trio of sauces -- this was a favorite among our guests since there were no leftovers! *Sage breaded boneless chicken breast with a dijon butter sauce *Ricotta filled tortellini with spring mushrooms, asparagus and a chardonnay butter sauce -- this was my favorite! *Roasted yukon gold potatoes*Blue lake green beans with roma tomatoes and roasted shallot oil*Ricotta filled tortellini with spring mushrooms, asparagus and a chardonnay butter sauce*Macaroni and cheese and chicken strips for the kids*Doughnuts, churros, and horchata for dessertOur guests loved the food, were well fed, and had such a great time. We are so glad and thankful to Kayla and the Caterman Catering staff for all of their help in making our wedding day the best day ever. More...

J
14 September 2017

We had an outdoor venue for my daughter's wedding. Caterman Catering was an absolute joy to work with. Blanca and her crew were nothing but professional, they were polite and everything we went over she/they accomplished. My guest raved about their food, it was absolutely delicious. And unfortunately I had hired a Wedding Coordinator that was completely unprofessional! Who had left two hours early and left me in a hardship place. Without Blanca's help I would've had to travel back that evening which would've put me into the early hours of the morning, for the wedding ended at midnight and 30 minutes from my home.  Blanca went to the extreme at the end of the evening taking some items in her personal vehicle and delivering them to me the next day! I 100% recommend Caterman Catering for your event! Also I'd like to mention that the sales person Michelle, who was my main contact at the beginning. She fell ill and connected me with Blanca but never was out of contact with me the whole time! These people care about there business as well as their clients and I feel they gave everything they had to insure our event went as planned. More...

N
14 August 2017

We used Caterman for our wedding one week ago by Golden Gate Bridge. Our guests raved about the food and it was delicious. We worked with both Kayla and Ruth. They were very flexible, patient, and professional. Not to mention generous in their portions. We definitely recommend them for any special event! More...

M
11 July 2017

This review is long overdue... we used Caterman Catering for a holiday work function last year and I was blown away by not only the food but the level of service - they went above and beyond. Michelle S. made sure we even received complimentary spa water and utensils at no additional charge. They even brought decor for our event... when they realized we didn't have ice, the guys setting up ran out and bought us some. Highly recommend! More...

P
21 June 2017

I have worked with Caterman on several weddings but have to say that at the most recent one they were SUPER ROCK STARS especially Mike the banquet captain.  We were all working at a private estate and it hit 102 degrees in the June heat.  Although there were tents for the guests, all the running around setting up and resetting areas was already a lot to handle but then you add all that heat to the mix and things could have gone south pretty quick if not for Mike and the excellent Caterman staff.  They can LITERALLY take the heat and come out shining -  albeit with sweat but shining nonetheless!Oh ya, and the food was DELICIOUS and the best fried chicken ever!  I love working with them and will continue to call on them for my events.  Give them a try and see for yourself :o)Patty SpeirsEvery Last Detail Wedding & Event Coordination More...

M
25 May 2017

Great Experience. Excellent customer service

S
15 May 2017

Boy, was I in trouble - needing to find a catering company for a VERY selective group of volunteers! Yelp reviews did not disappoint, let me run down for you my experience:-Called Michelle, and within a day had a quote. Was within my budget, had ample variety, and with a few tweaks had the menu I was hoping for selected and booked.-The guys showed up early, prepared, and put out a beautiful spread, keeping in mind my color palette and audience.-The food was AMAZING, we had more than enough, and people (darn near) fought over taking home leftovers.-The guys returned to clean up and left the place spotless.Would I go here again? You bet. Thanks to Michelle, the kitchen, and the team at Caterman for saving the day and helping make a fantastic event even better. More...

E
10 May 2017

Caterman was the first choice my husband and I wanted for our wedding based on the Yelp reviews, and we were SO glad our fellow Yelpers didn't let us down! My husband (then fiancé) arrived at the Caterman kitchen and we were greeted by Michelle who was warm and enthusiastic to have us for the tasting. The pleasant, delightful surprise to both my husband and me was we were served the full course - two appetizers, two entrees, salad, sides, and then dessert as another surprise! Michelle reassured us that plenty of couples come not knowing they would get the full course, so she ended up nearly boxing everything for us to take home and enjoy as another meal.But I digress - the food itself was AMAZING. The following was what we chose for our wedding:Petite tomato and mozzarella skewers with pesto dipping sauce - simple but fantastic! My husband's parents and mine aren't really into fusion food, and they'll usually chose to eat something they know rather than dig into something new. So the skewers delicious and the pesto sauce made it perfect!The second appetizer (which we loved during the tasting) was the mango & shrimp ragout in phyllo cup with fresh cilantro. The whole thing was gone before happy hour ended. That's how amazing these were! Our families also greatly enjoyed the complimentary cheese and fresh fruit tray. For our dinner buffet, our choice of entree were the pan seared salmon (everyone LOVED this - some went back for seconds!) and the herb crusted pork loin (also a family favorite and cooked just right - tender and flavorful). The Sonoma mix greens, whipped potatoes, and vegetable medley all went perfectly with the entrees. Everyone definitely took a little bit of something first, then went back for seconds to get their favorites!Lastly, we absolutely loved the staff because everyone was smiling! We also appreciated the chef walking us through the process of what happens to the food after the event (because one does wonder) and great to see him as well as his staff making sure all our waters were filled and tables cleared. What I greatly appreciate Caterman overall is the patience and their ability to communicate in a concise manner. Up to our wedding date, I bombarded poor Michelle with a number of questions which could have been solved at a much earlier date. But Michelle was very patient, knowing that I've never had the experience working with a caterer in my life, and she would follow up with me to ensure that everything was checked off on our To-Do list.I would highly recommend Caterman for not only your wedding, but any kind of event. The staff is very professional & friendly, and the food is phenomenal. Your family and friends will definitely remember your event! More...

D
9 January 2017

The company I work for (Raymond Handling Concepts) chose to use Caterman Catering for our annual Holiday lunch in December 2016. I contacted Caterman in October to set up options for the lunch and was contacted the next day by Michelle Skillman. Michelle was a delight to work with, quickly responded to all communications and was even able to assist us with certain necessities for dietary restrictions  of our employees. We did not do a tasting before the event so we had some reserves about going into this blindly but everything was wonderful.The day of the event, the delivery crew showed up exactly at the time Michelle had mentioned they would arrive to set up. We had tables set up in our shop and they took care of everything we needed. They even brought in seasonal decor and decorated the buffet table, which we did not anticipate, which was beautifully done!For our menu, we chose their turkey and ham buffet which included: Roasted TurkeyHoney HamThree Cheese TortelliniYukon and Red River PotatoesGreen Beans with Pearl OnionsStuffingCranberry SauceHorseradishSpring Greens SaladPumpkin and Apple PiesI sampled everything except the ham and horseradish sauce and I was stunnned! Everything was absolutely perfect. Many compliments were passed around the office of how much everyone enjoyed the food and we are hoping to use them next year as well. I wish I had taken photos of the spread but we just had too much fun enjoying the meal!If you're looking for a new catering company to try for your office party, it's worth taking a chance on Caterman. More...

M
3 January 2017

Wonderful company, very attentive staff, delicious food, tons of options, very timely - I will definitely use Caterman again for my next event! Ruth was fantastic and so helpful in making two of my events a success! More...

L
28 December 2016

I was asked to be the 'middle girl' in assisting with the planning of laser manufacturer Continumm's annual holiday luncheon. After reading the stellar reviews of Caterman Catering here on Yelp's web site, I dropped them an email and was immediately contacted by Ruth Mendoza (one of Caterman's amazing event coordinators). With just about two weeks until the last-minute event (and during the holiday season at that!), I crossed my fingers that this could all be pulled together, but Ruth did just that - and seamlessly so!From start to finish, it was a great experience! (and did I mention how awesome the food was... and the staff... and the silver and china... and the glassware... the raves from the employees continue!!!) :-) Suffice it to say, Caterman Catering will be the 'go to' company for all future Continuum events. More...

F
21 December 2016

I tried out Caterman Catering for my office Thanksgiving party. Their customer service is top notch! I communicated with Michelle, and she helped me put together the perfect meal for work. She worked with me in a lot of back and forth and even with multiple headcount changes. Everyone LOVED the food so I decided to use Caterman again for our Holiday party! Michelle once again helped me customize a menu for my order and bounced off my ideas to create an amazing spread. The fruit kebabs were beautifully presented sticking out of a pineapple half, and they threw in a comp apple pie and pumpkin cheesecake squares to make up for giving us the wrong type of pie at Thanksgiving! It was so delicious I got a lot of comments from my coworkers. Without a doubt I will use Caterman again! More...

S
21 December 2016

Caterman made planning an office-wide lunch for 200 people one of the easiest projects I've had all year.Every November, my office has a Thanksgiving lunch. Despite joining the team just a few months ago, I found myself in charge of organizing the whole thing.  While my company used Caterman in the past for this lunch, this was my first time working with them.I reached out to Caterman in the beginning of November for a price quote. Michelle got back to me within a day and provided a full menu and cost breakdown. That same day, Michelle helped adjust the pricing to fit within my budget without losing any of the food options. She made the whole planning process SO easy. No matter how many adjustments I made, Michelle was more than happy to help. The day of the event, Caterman showed up a little bit earlier than I anticipated (which was actually a nice surprise) and got to work setting everything up; I didn't have to do a thing! They set up a beautiful and festive centerpiece that made the whole event really feel like Thanksgiving. They even went through the effort to garnish all of their dishes right before serving so that everything looked fresh and wonderful. The food was great too! Everyone made sure to tell me how much they enjoyed the lunch and the amount of options they had. The only critique I received was that I should have gotten mashed potatoes instead of roasted potatoes and that the turkey would have been better if they had gravy. Otherwise, everyone seemed totally satisfied with the food.While the food was awesome, the best part about Caterman was the people. The entire staff was so nice and understanding. The serving staff even helped pick up our plates once everyone was finished. Being the one who normally cleans up after the office, I was SO happy they jumped in to help. I could not have had a more positive experience with Caterman. More...

S
21 December 2016

Caterman Catering is great with communication, and they work very hard to make their customers happy and the event go smoothly. The food is tasty, the presentation is beyond what is expected, and they will watch over your event from start to finish, making sure you never have to lift a finger. They will check in with you multiple times throughout the planning process and the event itself, and if they do make a mistake they will be very quick to correct it. We worked with Michelle, and she was very helpful throughout the process, both times we have worked with Caterman catering. We have used them twice already at our company, and definitely plan to use them more in the future. More...

E
21 December 2016

Our company used Caterman Catering for a business event. I worked with Michelle throughout the entire process and the experience couldn't have been better. The communication with Michelle was really smooth and she made sure every detail was taken care of. The event crew provided excellent customer services and food to our guests and even brought decoration pieces for the buffet table to match the holiday. We are definitely going to use Caterman as our to-go event planning company. More...

J
3 October 2016

Caterman did a fantastic job catering our wedding. Kayla and her staff are incredible. The food was delicious-- even without a kitchen on site! During the reception, Blanca and her crew were attentive to my every need, even filling my water glass as I was standing and talking to a guest! They did a wonderful job setting up the venue and transporting all of our center pieces, alcohol, and decorations that we dropped off with them before the event. Every staff member was smiling every time I looked over at them. Any time I needed anything, they were there before I had to ask. We are so appreciative of everything the team at Caterman did for us!! More...

S
30 September 2016

Kayla  is amazing to work with. We completely designed a menu for our wedding based on our tastes. Caterman worked with us to create a very special event. They even worked with vendor recommendations of ours. Our menu was an Asian fusion with wine, beer and margarita machines. The result was an amazing dinner buffet, appetizers and drink menu. We highly recommend them for any event. More...

M
19 September 2016

We had Caterman for food & rentals for our daughter's wedding at Gamble Gardens.  Michelle Skillman was gracious & easy to work with for the whole planning process.  The chefs including Gustav & Semih prepared the filet mignon & halibut most deliciously.  The Hors D' Oeuvres of bacon wrapped scallops, chicken satay, jumbo prawns & cheese platter were real hits.  The staff they sent me:  David, Dauphne, Charlie & all the staff for that night were most anxious to please -- service was outstanding:).  All the guests felt honored to be part of a memorable, starry starry evening!Mary C. More...

J
12 September 2016

I had Caterman Catering cater our wedding in Carmel Valley, Ca. From my initial meeting with Kayla up until the wedding, everything went smoothly! I have nothing, but great things to say about Kayla and the Caterman staff. There were MANY emails exchanged and I made a lot of changes, but Kayla was always very accommodating. She is seriously amazing to work with and very quick with her responses. The food was also delicious!!! I highly recommend Kayla and Caterman for your next event! More...

L
7 September 2016

Tried their food at my friend's wedding in Hakone Garden. The food and service was pretty good, and I like their beef and salad a lot.

N
23 August 2016

From the time we contacted Caterman's Catering to the day of the event and after, their services were top notch. We worked with Kayla throughout the process and we have one word to describe her level of expertise and customer service: AMAZINGKayla took care of everything for us and went above and beyond to ensure everything was perfect, and perfect it was. When my wife forgot items she needed at the hotel (about 20 miles away) Kayla got into her own car, drove to the hotel to picked up the items and brought it to my wife. She ensured that everything ran smoothly and constantly checked on us to make sure that things were going well.The food was excellent, I had so many people rave about the taste, texture, aroma of the food. Although we did buffet style, I noticed that their staff were going to tables and serving food which I thought was so sweet.The bartenders were wonderful and served our guests with pride and top quality services. From the folks who set the tables to the ones serving the food, cutting the cake in the back, and preparing the left overs, we had no complaints.We will definitely recommend their services and will highlight the work of the entire team, in particular Kayla More...

M
16 August 2016

I can't possibly praise Caterman enough for their services. They catered our wedding, and provided the food, beverage services, tables, chairs and linens in the colors of our choice. They were super friendly and everyone commented on how wonderful they were, and how terrific the food was.Michelle Skillman was my contact who coordinated with me on everything we wanted. She arranged our tasting and was happy to adjust our proposal over and over as we figured out what we needed/wanted. Unfortunately, Michelle was admitted to the hospital for medical care for a few days right before our wedding, but she was texting me from the hospital every day!! I seriously doubt any other caterer is as devoted, accommodating and warm as Michelle Skillman. Seriously, name another caterer who would text you from the hospital! She even arranged to have the rental company deliver and pick up our tables, chairs and linens within the narrow time window that our venue required, at substantial cost to Caterman, and refused to charge us for it.If we ever HAVE to work with another catering company (which would be unfortunate), I realize I'm going to have to try to lower my standards to a realistic level after experiencing the service of Michelle Skillman and Caterman. More...

A
31 July 2016

Used them twice already. Always gets great compliments from the guests. Great company :)

S
17 June 2016

Excellent and satisfying are the words for people at Caterman catering. They have a wonderful team. I first experienced their services at a friend's wedding. .. impressed by them I hired them for a work party to cater around 120 people. Semih was key person from organising, menu set up and he made sure everything reached the venue on time. The pricing was just about the right. I could not have asked for more than what was promised and provided. I highly recommend them and convey my best wishes for their future buissness. More...

K
25 May 2016

We just got married in April, and Caterman Catering was an integral element in creating our Best Day Ever!  We selected our location first: a local county park in the hills. ..  We visited the location on several different weekends, and got the business cards of the various caterer's that were not put off by the logistically challenging, yet beautiful location...  Caterman was one of those... we followed up by reading the Yelp reviews, and then scheduled appts with three different caterers.  Hands down, Caterman was awesome!  Kayla worked with us, and had catered more than one wedding at the park.  She was professional, yet calm and personable.  She immediately inspired us with confidence.  The location had challenges (like no electricity, no cell phone service for most phones... etc)... and a wedding in April, outdoors... there would be the possibility of rain to contend with, we were going to get married rain or shine... Kayla said she could get us a tent.  She had a contingency plan for everything.But the best part was the food!  When we went for the tasting, we had already gone to two other tastings.  I think it was after the third appetizer that we already knew that Caterman was a cut above everything else we had considered.  The food was delicious, perfectly prepared, beautifully displayed, and served by Kayla, who put us more and more at ease the longer we sat and ate.  Luckily, she sent us home with leftovers, because we couldn't get enough of the scallops, the delicate beef, the scrumptious chicken roulade, the vegie stuffed bell peppers...That was back in October, and for the next 5 months I dreamed about our wedding meal- seriously.  I was worried that my expectations had been set so high...  That sample meal in October was one of the best meals I've ever eaten... and I was so excited at the prospect of eating that food again on my wedding day!On the wedding day, Kayla and Caterman did not disappoint!  Everything was perfect!  Kayla really functioned as our "day of wedding planner"...  she had helped us decide whether or not we needed a large event  tent in case it rained... it was a comfort to know that we had that option, and in the end we didn't need it.  The linens were beautiful, the plates, the glassware, the silverware... so nice!  And we had heat lamps in case it got cold, umbrellas at the tables for the sunlight we had hoped for...  even last minute cushions to go on the bench seats that were possibly wet from the rain the day before...  She had it covered!  The servers were professional, and prepared a "welcome beverage" (mimosas) for our guests that arrived early to our 12 noon wedding, they passed appetizers to our guests after the wedding ceremony while we had photos taken...  They prepared the meal and served it (buffet style which our guests were pleased with so that they could select the food they wanted and how much), and after we ate they magically cleared the plates.  Honestly, they did such a great job, I hardly noticed them...  They served wine, and poured champagne for the toast, and later cut and served the wedding cake, and all the while, cleaning and picking up...I can't tell you how many people told us how good the food was!  It seemed like everyone went back for seconds... thank goodness there was plenty of food!  Thank you to chef Rene for the extraordinary food!Kayla kindly prepared us our plates, a little bit of everything, which was helpful because we were so busy greeting our guests that we hardly sat still long enough to eat more than a few bites.  We were very grateful at the end of the day that they had also wrapped up a bunch of leftovers that we were able to eat later that night, and the next day!So many of our guests told us that our wedding was magical, a pleasure to attend, one of the best weddings they had been to... and we attribute much of that to Caterman (and Kayla!)...  a wedding at a County Park can be rustic and beautiful, but Caterman added a level of comfort, and  class, and a meal better than any restaurant, so that the wedding was everything we had hoped and dreamed...Worth every penny!  We are still on Cloud 9! More...

A
24 May 2016

Caterman Catering did an excellent job catering my wedding. Kayla the event planner was very accommodating to the million changes I made- as well as very delightful to work with. The cocktail hour and the passed appetizers were lovely and enjoyed by all- as well as was the delicious food. I have some family members who are slightly more difficult to impress and they ALL loved the food. I am so so glad we picked this catering company for our wedding. On top of that, the price was unbeatable- and I looked around quite a bit. More...

Z
14 May 2016

We just had a brunch buffet party where we used Caterman Catering.  Everything worked out nicely - Caterman's two men Sammy and Gustavo both arrived on time and put on nice displays for the food and drinks.  They were both friendly and also came promptly for clean-up time.Kayla was our coordinator - she is quite responsive.  Although we had quite a bit of back and forth on the menu items, she was accomodating and easy to work with.The only reason we gave the company a 4 star instead of 5 was the food.  While most of the food items were cooked and presented nicely.  There were two items - the breakfast frittata and roasted chicken that tasted less than ideal.  The fritatta was a bit too dry, and the roasted chicken meat was a bit too tough to eat.  Other than these two, everything else was good!  Our party guests enjoyed most of the food items.Overall we had a very positive experience with this company and would definitely recommend them to others. More...

E
7 May 2016

I found their food very tasteful and fresh. Nothing was heavy on the stomach! They are very nice for every gathering big or small. Their layout is beautiful and services are extremely professional. the next big company!! I would reccomend to anybody. We had an amazing layout of sliders with fresh avacados, lettuce, tomatoes, spreads of all sorts and SO much more!! I'm sure we will see them again!! More...

L
10 April 2016

You know how most people planning for their wedding pick their venue, and THEN their caterer?  Yeah, my husband and I didn't do that.  We decided to find a caterer first and then find a venue that would work with them, because having delicious food was PRIORITY #1.  Our goal was to have the food be a huge highlight of the event, and to possibly have a menu with Asian and French influences.  After dancing with a few catering options, we settled into a nice introduction with Caterman.  Let me say right now that if you're looking for delicious food with an extremely customizable menu, Caterman is a done deal.  If you're looking for delicious food for a RIDICULOUSLY reasonable price, just throw your panties at them because it's time to call it a night.  If you're ALSO looking for a great support system, a partner that is responsive, and a friend that goes to bat for you, look no further than Kayla Grizzle.I'm going to move past the delicious food part, because you're just going to have to try it (they have complimentary tastings!!!)  Instead, I'm going to focus on the part that makes me nearly cry tears of joy, which is the gift that Kayla was to my then-fiance and me.  To scratch the surface, this girl is pretty much an undercover wedding coordinator: she walked me through every step in the process, even tried to help me find a venue, let me deliver all my DIY decorations to her so she could set it up on the day, EVERYTHINGGG.  Let's dig a little deeper though.We had a modest and tight budget; I have full-time grad school coming up and hadn't been really working for the past year in preparation for it, so we couldn't afford the "unavoidable" 10% increase in wedding budget that most couples experience.  Because of that, we jumped at the chance to book a venue that was extremely reasonable in cost, extremely gorgeous, but extremely... unpredictable.  Suffice it to say that through months of forced changes in layout, which rooms we could use, and how we could use them, Kayla was absolutely invaluable.  Every time the venue threw us a curve-ball, she was there with us to look it over, and confidently say EACH time, "We can make this work, it's going to be beautiful."  When the venue changed plans on us 3 weeks before the wedding and became borderline hostile, my then-fiance and I were so devastated because despite all the changes, we felt we had a good relationship with them.  Kayla took the initiative to call them, meet with them, and essentially went to bat for us to demand some sort of restitution.  In the end, Kayla was right, as we trusted her to be:  She made it work, and it was beautiful.Without Kayla on our team, I'm pretty sure I would have pulled all my hair out, had way more sleepless nights, or straight up ELOPED.  So, to summarize:CATERMAN: YES.KAYLA: HELL YES.You could NOT ask for a better wedding caterer/planner/teammate. More...

D
19 February 2016

Caterman Catering turned-out to be a good choice for our wedding reception.  We had a tight schedule so Caterman combined forces with our decorator to setup the reception hall.  We had several comments that the hall was very well setup for a formal dinner.  Thank you Caterman! More...

W
1 January 2016

Caterman catered for my wedding in September 2015, and I could not have been happier.  Firstly, out of all the local-ish caterers I researched, it was among the cheapest, so I was expecting some shortfalls in the food or service, but there didn't turn out to be any!  The coordinator I worked with was Kayla, who was very responsive, patient and professional.  I had a small budget and *a lot* of questions, and Kayla never wavered in providing precise, detailed and cheerful advice.  My then-fiance and I were a little overwhelmed by the large range of menu options, and Kayla patiently guided us through the whole process.I visited their San Jose office/kitchen twice--once for our first meeting and once for the tasting.  Everyone we met was helpful and professional, and their kitchen was orderly and spotless.  The food was as great at the wedding as it was at the tasting.  Our guests gave many enthusiastic compliments.The Caterman staff we worked with on the day were also very professional and helpful.  Our cakes were home-made and undecorated, so the staff decorated them with flowers and made them look really pretty.  There were a few small hiccups with table and chair setup, and the team running a little late from another event (?), but these didn't cause problems.It was an absolute pleasure working with Caterman, and we are very happy with every dollar we spent. More...

M
14 December 2015

From the first email I sent Michelle about our upcoming holiday celebration to the last, she was helpful and an absolute pleasure to work with. On the day of the event, the food and presentation was FABULOUS! I can't even begin to tell you the rave reviews I received from our employees  The decorations were perfect! The staff was perfect! So polite and right on time! I am so very impressed. I would definitely recommend Caterman Catering to anyone and can't wait to use them again in the future! More...

J
10 December 2015

"To be professional is to be dependable, to be dependable is to be predictable, and predictability is esthetically boring - an anti-virtue in a field where we hope to be astonished and startled and at some deep level refreshed. "--John UpdikeEvery December our work group has a Holiday Potluck luncheon before everybody begins to disperse on vacations. This year we decided to look into getting a caterer to help make things less work, and more enjoyable, for everybody. I was given the unenviable task of finding a caterer that fit our budget and would be able to satisfy everybody's palate for a memorable feast. Our potlucks are pretty legendary for the kind of spread we put out, so this would be no easy feat... Enter Yelp to the rescue! After messaging several caterers through the app, I was able to finally decide on Caterman Catering (CC) because of their great Yelp reviews; excellent communication; and their ability to fit our budget of ±$20/person. Today was the event and it went off without a hitch! Here's the breakdown: Communication- Excellent, excellent communication from CC employee Kayla G! She got back to my Yelp message within a day and (after exchanging email addresses) all future communications were pleasant, informative and always within 24 hours--and sometimes within the hour! This may not seem like that big of a deal, but some of the other caterers either A) never responded or B) would take their sweet time responding--some took a week, or two, to get back to me. Price- CC was able to exceed our expectations by delivering an excellent meal for below our max of $20/per and gave us a terrific price of $17/per. That price was for food only because we're lucky in that we have our own venue with tables, chairs, etc and didn't have to rely on them for Rentals.Food- CC provided us with a pretty terrific Holiday-themed buffet-style spread of Turkey, Potatoes, Green Beans, etc. The food was all really good, and I didn't hear one complaint from a usually persnickety bunch.  The standouts -in my opinion- was the Sage Roasted Turkey, Three Cheese Tortellini and the Pumpkin Pie. The Tortellini in particular was pretty phenomenal--highly recommended. Also, we were worried about it not being enough food, but that turned out to be for nothing; there was tons of leftovers, and that's saying something for this bunch! Setup & Breakdown: The staff that came to setup and cleanup after the event was fast, professional, and on-time. 'Nuff said...CC's performance gave me a big sigh of relief today, because if they had been a disappointment I'm sure I never would've heard the end of it... Super big ups to Kayla G, the chefs and field staff at CC for doing an A+ job on catering a memorable Holiday Party for us. I'm sure we'll be calling y'all again next year. Happy Festivus! More...

V
18 November 2015

Awesome response time.  I'm looking for a caterer to help with a small event.  I'm used to large corporate budgets, so I was a bit embarrassed with my $30/budget we had for our personal event.  I put in a request on their website and Michelle called back within minutes.  She was friendly, listened to our needs, and was able to quickly think up ideas of how we could save money and still have high quality food for our guests.  So far we haven't had our event yet, but Caterman already has what I love in a caterer: Responsive, friendly, willing to work within any budget, treats every customer the same.  I could imagine if it was a $250/plate dinner, I would still get the same level of service from this team.  So far, I'm a fan! More...

U
21 October 2015

Tried at a friends wedding and found it delicious

L
15 August 2015

thank you caterman catering for everything.i found caterman catering  very easy to work with, from my first call to them to the end of the day of our celebration.  with short notice for a125, michelle helped me stay in our budget and provided things not on the menu as a special request. getting back to me daily until we got it figured out.   thanks michelle!your luncheon menu was excellent. on the day of our event the staff was prompt, friendly, and kind to everyone who approached them.   making sure the day went extremely smooth.  the display on the buffet table was very nice that they choose for the occasion.they were quick to break down, with the limited time we had as our service was delayed and started late.  i appreciate how easy it all went .  thanks john and company !i definitely would use them again and recommend them for any occasion you may need catering.thanks again caterman catering! More...

M
12 August 2015

Enjoyed a variety of tasty appetizers at a garden wedding reception catered by Caterman. Everyone commented on how fresh and flavorful they were. The servers were friendly and kept the food and beverages flowing. I also heard many compliments from other guests and would not hesitate to recommend them to others and hire them myself. More...

P
12 August 2015

My new husband and I got engaged and only 3 months later, got married. We needed a caterer for our reception in August FAST! I contacted about 10 different caterers and Caterman Catering immediately responded to my inquiry. Surprisingly, there were about 4 other companies I found on Yelp with great reviews who initially responded to me, but when it came down to sending me a proposal, they just never got back to me - ever. Kind of surprising that they wouldn't even bother letting me know they're busy and can't take any more events for the summer. I didn't think that was very professional. But oh well, their loss. Blanca, my coordinator, was sweet, professional, and most importantly, honest. I told her my budget, what kind of food I'd like, and she pretty much did the rest. She offered me advise on where I can cut costs to fit my budget. And when I mentioned that I'd like to order my own wine glasses, plastic plates, and alcohol, she didn't try to persuade me into purchasing items through Caterman. I really appreciated that.The tasting they offer is free of charge and my goodness, their chefs are amazing. They set up a romantic area for you to taste and a chef comes in with each plate. I felt like I was eating at a fancy restaurant. FANTASTIC food! The day of went without a hitch. They came early to set up. They listened to all of my instructions and the staff on site was very professional. Also, because this was at a site that Blanca was not familiar with, she took the time to drive all the way to the site a few weeks earlier and take pictures to show her staff. I would HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend them. More...

L
9 August 2015

Wonderful job in Mountain View; backyard setting for a reception celebrating my cousin and wife's marriage.  Small gathering of friends and family with food that had big, bold flavors! Staff was very friendly and attentive. More...

D
3 June 2015

Caterman catering company is AWESOME !!  Everyone that worked at my daughters wedding did a spectacular job.  Kayla was professional and very friendly. the food was the best ever -- the cooks outdid themselves!  We had a strict budget --Kayla and Melissa worked with us to achieve our goals.  Once all the details were discussed,  we literally sat back and they handled everything !  That included working with the venue that had a lot of rules !  Caterman really came through for our family  and helped create the perfect wedding. More...

S
17 May 2015

We chose to work with Kayla and her team at Caterman to cater our wedding at Kirigin Cellars in Gilroy. To sum up, our experience was 5 stars all around. From the initial meetings with Kayla and the chef for our tastings to all coordinations before and during our event, they showed professionalism, friendliness, flexibility and Kayla was always very responsive with all communications.They were willing to work with us and understood that, being the first time we do this, we needed some hand holding in the overall process. This was refreshing after speaking with a few other catering companies that were inflexible and unfriendly, and more expensive too.They were very detail oriented when setting up our tables. They asked all pertinent questions to make sure our centerpieces were all placed exactly the way we wanted. When they finished setting everything up, our reception area looked beautiful. They also put efforts to match the overall look of our DIY decorations with the decor they brought for our buffet.We received a lot of compliments from our guests about the quality of the food and the service. We are very happy we chose Caterman for our wedding. We highly recommend them. Thank you, Kayla and team! More...

S
14 May 2015

We used caterman for our wedding in hakone gardens. We had a buffet with lots of delicious food with competitive pricing. The staff took care of all the arrangements on the wedding day without any issues . They also helped arrange bistro string lighting through a company they work with and was a lot cheaper than other quotes we had gotten. I highly recommend caterman! More...

E
5 May 2015

Ignore the stars for "Value" and "Quality of Service" as we ultimately did not use their service. This was not at all due to a bad impression of the company but rather due to a change in our personal wedding style (decided we're going for an intimate potluck instead). However, I had a positive interaction with them worth noting, as they responded to my questions fully and promptly. Excerpts from an email with the event coordinator, Kayla, below:

Thank you so much for your interest in Caterman Catering. My name is Kayla and I am the event coordinator for the company. Attached are a couple of breakfast menus for you as well as our ______ buffet menu.. Our prices include only the food. We are a full service catering company, meaning that we can supply rentals, beverages, staffing, you name it! All of our menus are listed as buffet, however they can be used as family style or sit-down as well for the same pricing. I would love to put together a full price quote for you, but first need a menu picked out as well as some more information.
Will you need rentals such as tables, chairs, linens, placeware? Would you need staffing? Where will this be located? Do you have a specific theme in mind? For the Placeware, we do rent those and you definitely do not need to wash them, etc. You can get them the day before and all that needs to happen is they need to be placed back in the boxes that they come in. Also, I apologize, but while we can supply glasses and a bartender to the alcoholic drinks, we do not provide the actual alcohol.
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J
7 April 2015

We highly recommend Caterman Catering for your wedding! The number one reason being that they were extremely helpful and easy to work with. It seemed that everything we requested received the response of, "Yes, absolutely, no problem." Our coordinator, Kayla, was always extremely pleasant and answered all questions/concerns quickly and thoroughly. The number two reason being that the food was delicious and we got an overwhelming number of compliments regarding the quality of the food from our wedding guests. Caterman provided quality that many of our guests said was way better than what you normally expect to get at a wedding. Going with Caterman Catering was, perhaps, the best decision we made in terms of hiring vendors for our wedding.Because of the venue we rented for our wedding ceremony and reception, we were required to pick a catering company from their list of preferred caterers, or else be charged an additional fee. The majority of the companies on that list were out of our price range ($100-150/person for food alone). We were looking for someone who could do food for about $20-25/person, plus service, rentals, etc. Only three companies on that preferred list could accommodate our budget, and Caterman was one of them. From the get-go, Caterman was the only company (out of those three) that, we felt, behaved professionally. Kayla gave us a proposal with a price estimate and answered all our questions almost immediately (within a couple days, if we remember correctly). In comparison, one of the other companies spent an hour on the phone with us, told us they'd get a proposal in about 3 days, and a month later we still hadn't heard from them and when they finally got back in touch they had to re-ask us all the same questions as if they had failed to take notes the first time around! The third company never got back to us with a proposal and soon stopped returning our calls and emails. And Kayla and Caterman were hands-down the easiest group of people to work with. Oh, also, they have a ridiculously extensive menu to choose from. We first met with Kayla for a food tasting and an initial discussion in June 2014. And the tasting was free! Yep, free. The ONLY company that we researched that offered that (it's apparently very unusual, but Kayla said that they don't believe in charging potential clients to earn their business). And every question we had, Kayla had an answer to off the top of her head. After choosing to go with Caterman, Kayla did a site visit at the venue with us in January 2015. And basically walked around with us that morning with the venue event coordinator, and we planned how tables would be set up and where the buffet line would go and the color of our linens. And, again, everything was very, "Yes, absolutely, no problem." One of our biggest concerns for our wedding was that we didn't hire a day-of coordinator, but we had designed these very intricate table centerpieces and decorations, and were worried our hand-made arts and crafts might not end up in the right places. And when we expressed this concern to Kayla, again, her response was along the lines of, "We'll help you, just tell us what to do, no problem, etc. etc. etc." The wedding was mid-March and on the day of, the reception was perfect! The buffet line was beautiful and ready and delicious, the service was great (attentive but not over-bearing), and everything went 100% smoothly. The only thing we were slightly disappointed about was that we didn't realize that Kayla wouldn't be there the whole time. Which wasn't a problem at all, we just thought, as the coordinator, we were under the impression she'd be there throughout the event. But the Caterman staff did sign our guestbook, which we thought was sweet, and Kayla promptly followed up with us via email the following day. Anyway. The moral of this story: Caterman did an amazing job with our wedding, went above and beyond what the majority of catering companies will do, and we highly recommend them to anybody! More...

A
27 March 2015

Thanks Semih, you and your team are awesome. The staff is extremely professional, courteous, and helpful, to put it simply, they go above and beyond - which is greatly appreciated if you have ever thrown a large event.  In addition, the night of the event was as smooth as you could imagine.  The food was delicious and the service was outstanding.  I will definitely be using them again in the future.I have utilized Caterman Catering for many events and would definitely recommend for excellent quality service and food! More...

A
6 March 2015

I work with Caterman/Semih to plan all kinds of events.  The service is always the best and he never disappoints.

A
26 February 2015

I found Caterman at the Trudy's Bridal Fair and they were by far THE BEST caterer's I have talked to. I lost count of how many caterers i talked to but none of them were as friendly, caring, and professional as Caterman. I recently got married in September and had a Romantic Country wedding. When I originally booked Caterman i never would have thought they could and would go above and beyond like they did. Not only did i use their services for food, I rented my tables, linens, chairs for both ceremony and reception, my dance floor, and even bartending services. Melissa was like my personal wedding planner and gave me advice and guidance to plan one of the most important events of my life. My mother and I couldnt have imagined the day better without her. We did an elegant bbq dinner with delicious tri-tip and herb chicken. The food was so good I had everyone ask me where i had found my caterer and i still have people asking. They set everything up for me and made my day as special as can be. Melissa kept in touch with my mother and I constantly, even just to see how we were doing. She helped calm our nerves and i will be forever thankful we had her assistance. I would HIGHLY recommend using Caterman to anyone who is planing an event. More...

K
16 January 2015

Everything was unbelievable and exceeded all expectations we had for our company holiday party. Rene and Patrizio were professional, helpful, prepared, and offered fantastic service. They came plenty early, had everything prepared in a beautiful and effective way, and thought of every detail for the event. The food variety and options were wonderful, the portions were more than enough, and the quality was out-of-this-world amazing. Everyone was raving about the food throughout the night, and Rene even planned for preparing leftover plates for folks to take home- what a nice touch! We owe a brilliant evening of celebration and fun to the great service and food provided by Caterman. We will be sure to use them again for our next event! Thanks a million! More...

J
14 January 2015

Caterman saved the day for our holiday party! Due to a miscommunication with a third party company, Caterman was told the wrong address for our party. They had to rush from the wrong address (in San Francisco) to the correct address (in Palo Alto) during rush hour on a Thursday night. This wasn't Caterman's fault at all, but when he found out there was a problem, the owner himself showed up at our party with two additional employees to help the guys in the delivery van set up. He was really apologetic and wasn't about to let anything mess up the event.I don't know how the delivery guys did it, but they arrived only five minutes after the intended serving time, even with crazy traffic. They got right to work and put together a beautiful buffet table, complete with linens, Christmas decorations, chafing dishes, the whole works! It was done within 10 minutes, with enough food for 100 people. It was impressive!The owner wanted to ensure that the event was successful, so he gave me the help of two of his employees, one of whom was Chef Rene. They were great! They served the meal, and Chef Rene even walked around to each table to check on everyone and invite them up for seconds. Everyone loved the food too! It was great variety and delicious!At the end of the meal and dessert service, they even helped me clean up! That was unexpected (as I hadn't asked/paid them to do so), but incredibly appreciated.I highly recommend Caterman for your party needs! They're professional, efficient, and competent folks. I hope to use them again for our next holiday party! More...

Y
27 December 2014

They are amaizing. We had 300 people organization.  We were scare that how we are gonna handle these people, but these guys did amaizing job. Everyone sending us thanks messenges for amaizing wedding organization and foods. Congratulations I hope you will be more and more successful in your business life because you are deserve that. More...

M
16 December 2014

This was our first experience with Caterman and it could not have been better.  We hosted our holiday party this past weekend for 250 people and Caterman provided a delicious buffet dinner including tables, chairs, linens, glassware, silverware and plates. Semih provided all the support we could need to making sure the party went smoothly.  They took care of everything from delivery, set up, service, breakdown and cleanup.Our employees had only great things to say about the food, layout, and service.We will definitely be turning to Caterman for any future events. More...

S
21 November 2014

Best catering company hands down! Service was superb, Kayla was awesome, she helped us devise a menu, and it was a sure hit! We were having a birthday party, and with 20+ people to feed, hello caterman! We planned out a lovely dinner, with all the bells and whistles. The food showed up, 30 minutes early, hot and ready to go! Delivery man was super nice, and got everything all set up. 1.5 hours later dinner time! Lids came off, hot food ready to go. Everything tasted awesome, especially the fresh baked pie! Absolutely as good as it gets, perfect! I will be using them again! Strongly recommend! More...

R
11 October 2014

Our firm has used the Caterman for our company functions, including our annual picnic for many years.  Each year, Rene Gilbert outdoes himself with the quality and presentation of the food.  Today, we had our picnic, and we again used Rene and Caterman.Our picnic today was a Hawaiian Luau.  Rene prepared a great Hawaiian Chicken menu.Appetizers:  Crab Cakes, Fresh Fruit, and Various SausagesThen:  Hawaiian Salad, Teriyaki Chicken, Tri Tip with a 5 spice Hoisin sauce, snap peas, Hawaiian Pineapple Rice and for the kids, Chicken nuggets, veggie burgers with all the fixings, and mac & cheese.Desert:  Hawaiian doughnuts and Fresh Fruit and Bunt Cake cupcakes.Everyone really enjoyed the food and its presentation.Strongly recommend you consider using the Caterman for your events!!!! More...

A
18 September 2014

WOW! They have outdone themselves. I contacted Caterman for our employee health and wellness fair. They went above and beyond. The set up was perfect. The food was OUTSTANDING. I was a little concerned the chicken without the bbq sauce would be dry but it was anything but that.The stuff bell peppers were delicious.Everything was perfect. I will be using Caterman for all my future catering needs.Thank you! More...

M
2 September 2014

I was the Wedding Planner for a wedding in San Francisco this weekend and Kayla and her staff were absolutely fabulous to work with.  Kayla was very professional and worked so hard to be sure everything was taken care of.  They were on time and helped tremendously with all issues that arose from other vendors, and were quick to resolve them.  They remained calm throughout.  The catering manager was excellent.  She and her staff worked very hard to assertively and professionally get things done on time.  I heard a lot of complements  from the guests on their food.  The prices of the catering were extremely reasonable compared to other bay area caterers!  I would highly recommend them for any event! More...

A
1 September 2014

Absolutely amazing! The staff was very helpful and professional. Melissa set up our event and it was gorgeous. The food was great, our guests went back for 2nds and 3rds! Affordable!Good quality!Very pleased! More...

M
19 August 2014

In an effort to minimize the stress of planning a funeral reception for my mom in less than a week, I opted to have the reception catered.  I am very picky so to have my moms event catered without tasting the food was a big leap of faith based on Yelp reviews.  The stars must have been on my side because Caterman was available on a Sat.  Kayla was a joy to work with and was  attentive to my numerous head count (275) and menu changes up until two days before the reception in our backyard.  She knew the exact amount of food to order and we didn't run out of anything for such a large group.The presentation was on par and the staff was professional and very accommodating the day of to all my guests needs.  We had the Southern buffet with a few tweeks to the menu.  Several guests commented on how good the food was especially the ribs, beans, chicken and scalloped potatoes.  They cleaned up and even packed all the leftovers in sturdy pans for us to keep.  I was especially impressed that they even left us to go containers for guests to take food home, of which they did.  The only thing is that on a few occasions I did have to remind them to refill some stations of which they did in a timely manner with a smile.Caterman staff allowed my family to enjoy the day minus any stress.  Thank you More...

J
31 July 2014

Caterman catered our wedding and it was perfect. We could not agree on a caterer we both liked, so one day while wine tasting at our venue, we were chatting with the staff about who gets to work which weddings and whatnot, and the guy happened to have just worked a wedding the night before and was raving about the food. I emailed Caterman while we were standing there to make a tasting appointment.Their processes and cost was about the same as the other vendors we looked at, but their food was just so much better. They had a lot of traditional food with unique and tasteful twists, which is what we were looking for. Originally we wanted to do someting totally off the walls (stone fired pizza? Food trucks? Food stations?) but we realized the age and expectations of our group were going to want something more traditional, so Caterman's menu was a great compromise.One thing I really appreciated about Caterman was the advice they gave us. They really understood what we were trying to do and who we were serving, and believed in what they thought we needed so much that they were throwing in services to make it the best experience for our guests. For example: for our vegan guests (we had quite a few), if we added one more passed app they threw in another entree, and they helped us pick the kids meals. A side note on the kids meals: it so good that everyone ate it and no one realized it was supposed to be kids only.We had a buffet and there were servers on one side for the food. The only complaint I have for the service was that when our guests asked the servers what each food item was, they didn't know! I was told there would be signs for each item  noting what it was and whether it was vegan, but honestly I didn't get a chance to even look at the buffet so I'm not sure if they ere there or not. After all is said and done though, I would recommend Caterman in a heartbeat. It was a great experience! More...

T
21 July 2014

I called several caterer's for a couples bridal shower I was hosting for my best friend.  I am so happy I found caterman!  Melissa was very easy to work with and helped me pull together an American BBQ that left everyone raving about how delicious it was!  I rented tables and linens, glassware, hired the chef to cook on site, and a server to help out.  I was dubious about the need of a chef and server, but I am so very happy I did.  Our chef was Renee and he was wonderful!  He made sure everything was timed perfectly and cooked to perfection.  Petrice and Veronica also made sure the tables where always clear of used dishes and everything always looked fresh.  I would recommend Caterman to everyone!  I feel I got more than my money's worth and will use them again for future events.  Thank you, Renee!!! More...

J
17 July 2014

Caterman proved to be an excellent choice to help us with an afternoon gathering of about 60 people in our backyard on Monday, May 26. I found them very easy to work with in arranging the details and also very efficient and pleasant during the event.I highly recommend them; various people raved about the delicious food that was served. I will definitely use them again in the future. More...

R
13 July 2014

Caterman did a fantastic job of catering our Hawaiian themed birthday party in our home. They arrived early, and not only set up and helped us with our preparations, but brought all kinds of colorful linens and decorations to match our theme, and really helped bring it all to life. The food was terrific, we went with the Caribbean theme menu and everything was delicious and served hot. They cleaned up after and put everything in to go containers so we could easily store it, and were very professional and nice to our guests. They made it so easy, and everyone loved the food.  I would definitely recommend Caterman and hire them again anytime for your event. More...

N
26 June 2014

The service was great, on time and I got compliments on the taste of the food.  The staff was flexible and patient as we had a very important guest that was delayed and we had to push the program like 15 minutes. They also make an effort to work with your budget. I recommend it. More...

A
13 June 2014

Thank you Caterman catering for a excellent service you did for us on my wedding.Everyone was talking a great thing about your service, The food was amazing. I can't thank enough for all your hard work and how grateful I'm to used you guy's on my wedding.I make a good choice by using you guy's.Kayla she is amazing, very respectful and polite and fun to talk too and she help me to manage my financial and I can't thank her enough for her helping to make my dream wedding come true.Thank you Kayla and Caterman crew and Chef Renee More...

A
5 June 2014

We hired Caterman to provide food for close to 300 people for a conference afterparty.  They provided a buffet area, passed hors d'oeuvres, and manpower to serve and man the bar.  They simply did an amazing job.They were all friendly and super professional.  The buffet station never ran out of food, the passed items kept flowing, and everything was delicious.The staff were as professional and warm as I could have hoped.  They arrived on time, set up quickly and also cleaned up and wrapped up just as quickly.I have only used them for this corporate event, but I highly highly recommend them and we'll certainly use them again.  Even gave them our corporate tshirts because we want to keep the relationships going!  =)Awesome catering company! More...

N
10 May 2014

Planning a funeral reception is a rather surreal activity. It's a time when you are going through the motions of the "business" of wrapping up the life of a loved one. I wasn't sure I'd ever be hungry again, but I wanted to be gracious to all the nice folks who I knew would attend my mom's service. Not sure if caterers even "do" funerals,  I took the list of suggested caterers the church lady gave me and started making calls. From my first contact with the Caterman staff I knew we would be in good hands. We didn't need anything fancy - it was a late morning memorial service, so casual picnic-style lunch food was in order. They showed up with enough sandwiches, fresh fruit salad, potato salad, and drinks for a small army. Everything was fresh and delicious. They even furnished some sandwiches on gluten-free bread for the two celiacs in the crowd. The price was reasonable and the nice fellow who came back afterward to clean up even helped us package the leftovers to send home with people. Highly recommend these kind and capable people. More...

L
20 April 2014

We just had our wedding yesterday. Renee and Tracy were wonderful absolutely wonderful. The food was amazing and my family and friends were so happy. My fiancé and I had the best wedding ever. There was a bit of worry as there was a change in the contact person over the course of the year after we booked but it turned out fine. I am so so grateful for the staff and all the wonderful things they did for us. They truly made our wedding wonderful. We will remember this forever. More...

B
5 March 2014

i m pretty sure that everybody who went here will just automatically give them 5 starsthey are amazing.honestly, how can people be so kind and nice and politethey have all the manners and just amazing

V
20 December 2013

Rene and Tracy did an awesome job catering our Company Christmas party! Everything was fresh delicious!  The holiday decorations added a special touch, they are true chef's and make a great team. We've hired Caterman for two Christmas parties and will continue to work with them.  Highly recommend! UMO. Steel Inc. appreciates you add your great service...you will see us again! More...

D
12 December 2013

Example of layout and setting ideas from Caterman: vimeo.com/75534642Very overdue review from our Palo Alto wedding in September--For those out there looking to celebrate this amazing milestone of our lives (a wedding of course), in the bay area are often dealing with high prices, aggressive sales people and often many caterers who talk down to you when you say the word budget. Denise NEVER ever made us feel that way. The food was amazing. We had a small wedding of 40, and everyone loved the food, the staff. Renee was walking around everywhere talking to the guests making sure everyone was happy. The days and weeks prior to and after our wedding were gorgeous sunny days, but our wedding day itself was pouring. Denise, Renee and the rest of the team were so agile and helpful in making it work. We and our guests had a brilliant, fun time. - Denise is super nice, and super helpful in making things work into our budget. She ultimately cared about us and our day. - Renee is an incredible chef. On our tasting day we were blown away by the flavours and the quality of the food. Our guests say that it was some of the best food they've ever tasted at a wedding.- Pricing, is great value for what you're getting. Denise is super thoughtful in putting together the plan that worked in our budget and very flexible with some other outside foods and vendors if we needed to make the day our own.I mean I could keep on going. We will definitely use Caterman in the future for anniversary parties and whatever other great things are bestowed upon us in the future. More...

T
25 November 2013

Caterman catered a delicious Thanksgiving meal to our work 2 years in a row and it was awesome both times! We worked with Rene Gilbert and I was so impressed with his professionalism. Not only was he attentive but he even went around himself to make sure that everyone was enjoying the food. We had turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pasta, grilled veggies, salads and TWO types of pie (pumpkin and blackberry). Everything was fantastic but I'd like to give an honorable mention to the mashed potatoes and the blackberry pie. It was the perfect start to the holiday season. A big THANK YOU to Rene from everyone at SquareTrade! More...

J
20 November 2013

They recently catered a large, drawn-out on-site work gig that I was a part of. Lunch and dinner for 5 dozen+ people for over two weeks. Myself and my closest two coworkers were consistently amazed at the quality, variety and tastiness of the food, and very happy with the service as well.  We were lucky to have Rene with us for almost every meal, and he was always the most gracious host, genuinely concerned that we enjoy their food. Everything we had was good, most of it great and very creative. We had trouble keeping track of all the different ways they used eggplant, each one delicious. Lots of healthy options too. Jaw-dropping desserts. The work gig was hard, but I will miss the food. I read one post below about people being sick, but hopefully this post puts any such concern to rest. We ate their food for over two weeks and not one of us was ever ill. More...

J
12 November 2013

This is my first time writing a review on Yelp, but I felt it was finally time.I had the pleasure of working with Denise on a short notice catering I needed done for a luncheon at work.  I had never looked into a catering service before and Denise helped me every step of the way.  She gave me suggestions, helped me with the rentals, and over all just provided great advice.  I was constantly calling to make little changes or ask questions but Denise was always cheerful and professional.For the kitchen side we were lucky enough to have Rene serving us our meal.  He was very kind and knowledgeable of the food he was serving us.  The food was excellent and everyone was going back for seconds.  Though some of us kept offering to help him and his assistant insisted they would handle everything and they did beautifully.  They also put everything back the way they found it afterwards. I want to thank him for the little things he did too like the centerpiece e made with our left over flowers.  We didn't even ask him but when we tuned around he had made this beautiful display.By the way the chicken they served us was probably the best I've ever had.  They also helped serve the cake which wasn't even from their company.  Again there was no need to ask, they just did all of it.  For now we have no other planned events, but when we do I will defiantly be giving Caterman the first call. More...

S
16 October 2013

My husband and I got married over Labor Day weekend and used Caterman for our catering, bartending, and linens/dinnerware rentals. Overall, we were really impressed with our whole experience with Caterman. We worked with Erika and being foodies, must've changed up the menu (and headcount/table setup) about 10 different times in the last couple weeks before the wedding. Erika was always incredibly professional whenever new changes were sent her way (patiently and very promptly dealing with our questions and never seeming irritated when doing so) and also very helpful (offering up her own input when we were being indecisive on menu options and throwing out helpful ideas wherever possible (as one example, when we mentioned we were doing ice cream sandwiches as one of our desserts, she recommended we get dry ice vs regular ice because she had a previous experience where the ice cream didn't hold up too well with regular ice, which we would've never known otherwise)).The day of the wedding pretty much went off without any hitches; the catering team showed up on time and set everything up according to schedule, and we were told by many guests that the food and drinks were great! More...

J
8 October 2013

I have only great things to say about Caterman and would definitely recommend them to anyone for any event. Erika was such a great contact at Caterman. I called her a week before the event crossing my fingers that someone could help me with this last minute situation. She calmed my nerves and told me "no problem". Caterman set up an awesome nacho and taco bar for our event. They also cut our cake and served coffee. They really went above and beyond my expectations and helped clean everything up whether it was their mess or not. Their attention to detail was so refreshing!I will be using them again! More...

B
3 October 2013

We did a fundraiser dinner dance for a non profit NGO in Davis California for about 200 guests. I am amazed with the flexibility of Caterman Catering during the planning stages. They produced great options and alternatives to meet our limited budget without sacrificing from the quality of our event. They arrived on time as expected, delivered flawlessly and exceed both ours and, more importantly, our guests' expectations. Food quality and taste were exceptional. Presentation truly overwhelmed our guests. Over all a very successful evening for us and our guests.We will book them again for our next big event. More...

L
1 October 2013

We got married in Monterey and we were initially hesitant to hire someone from San Jose to do the catering for our wedding, but we're so glad we did! We did an "upscale BBQ buffet" and everything was absolutely delicious. So many guest commented about how delicious the food was. Erika was also completely amazing throughout the planning process and accommodated all of the little changes we needed to make. I would highly recommend Caterman to anyone having a wedding on the Monterey Peninsula or anywhere else! They're fantastic! More...

U
24 September 2013

Best caterer!! We couldn't have been happier with the service or food. They were very professional, organized, and helpful. They had plenty of servers and were very affordable considering the food was really good and the execution was elegant. I would highly recommend them! More...

N
14 September 2013

The staff was very helpful & very attentive throughout the whole process! Thanks

S
14 September 2013

Wow! We have catered many parties over the past 10 years... We just celebrated our businesses' 10 year anniversary and we had Caterman, and specifically Rene Gilbert, Senior Chef, take care of everything. Awesome! The food was excellent! Delicious appetizers prepared and displayed beautifully. The lobster tails were quite possibly the best lobster I've ever had?!! The Prime Rib was delicious! Everything was excellent! They brought in tables, chairs, and table cloths that matched our  "company colors" and transformed the middle of our busy warehouse/shop into party central! Their service and explanation of each of the many dishes and sauces was spot on! Well done Rene! We at Coach Automotive Restyling will definitely engage your services again!!! Thank you Rene and, your crew as well!!! More...

S
13 September 2013

My husband and I got married over Labor Day weekend and used Caterman for our catering, bartending, and linens/dinnerware rentals. Overall, we were really impressed with our whole experience with Caterman. We worked with Erika and being foodies, must've changed up the menu (and headcount/table setup) about 10 different times in the last couple weeks before the wedding. Erika was always incredibly professional whenever new changes were sent her way (patiently and very promptly dealing with our questions and never seeming irritated when doing so) and also very helpful (offering up her own input when we were being indecisive on menu options and throwing out helpful ideas wherever possible (as one example, when we mentioned we were doing ice cream sandwiches as one of our desserts, she recommended we get dry ice vs regular ice because she had a previous experience where the ice cream didn't hold up too well with regular ice, which we would've never known otherwise)). The day of the wedding pretty much went off without any hitches; the catering team showed up on time and set everything up according to schedule, and we were told by many guests that the food and drinks were great! The only ding in the ratings was because I caught some very minor errors in the final contract, but honestly, with so many changes we sent their way, I kind of feel bad taking off a half-point for that. More...

B
10 September 2013

Many of my guests commented to me that they really loved the food. We really scored by choosing this caterer. Erika was absolute delight to work with. We were impressed with the tasting and the event was even better! They are just so good at what they do. More...

J
10 September 2013

The person that we originally dealt with left her job about 4 months before our wedding and the hand-off was a little sloppy but other than that you guys were great! The food was wonderful, the service was perfect and the people were super friendly and professional. More...

J
10 September 2013

The person that we originally dealt with left her job about 4 months before our wedding and the hand-off was a little sloppy but other than that you guys were great! The food was wonderful, the service was perfect and the people were super friendly and professional. More...

D
6 September 2013

Great value, terrific food, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Gomi went that extra mile; he was flexible, approachable and even stayed and congratulated us after the ceremony.

J
6 September 2013

Caterman did a great job catering for our wedding. The staff was prompt in correspondence leading up to the wedding and answered all our questions, and the day of went so smoothly and the food was GREAT!

M
5 September 2013

Gomi was fabulous. He made sure our day was special. He did everything from serving us a beautiful plate at the bridal table to hanging up decorations. The cook was great - the food was amazing. Everyone raved about the food and service. I definately would recommend this company. More...

U
5 September 2013

Food was excellent and service was great. I highly recommend.

D
5 September 2013

Caterman is awesome. We had food delivered to us in those ugly aluminum trays and to-go containers. Caterman arranged the food onto plates with great presentation that you'd expect at a chic restaurant. The table setting and service were great; I would definitely use them again. More...

R
18 August 2013

We had Caterman cater our wedding reception in San Francisco at the Swedenborgian Church on Aug. 15. Everything was wonderful. We worked with Erika Keller and she was so patient and wonderful with us as we worked out all the kinks.  The day of the wedding, the Caterman Staff was so great and attentive.  They did a wonderful job of making everything run smoothly.  The food was delicious.  They also provided the beer and wine.  The wine was surprisingly good.  We got several compliments on the food and the wine.  They don't charge to cut the cake, either!  I just want to thank everyone at Caterman for really making our reception fantastic.  YAY! More...

A
24 July 2013

I'm so happy we chose Caterman to cater our wedding and rehearsal dinner. EVERYONE raved about the food at the reception and the rehearsal dinner! It was all so amazing! Chef Rene was awesome and always made himself present to make sure everything was up to our expectations. Our guests were impressed with his great customer service! They were extremely flexible in making customized menus and were always willing to accommodate our needs. We would definitely choose to work with Caterman again! More...

N
13 May 2013

Great food, great servers, great chef. They were all very attentive to the guests and went a little above and beyond what their requirements were. I was able to buy my own table cloths for cheaper, and they used them. Any change I wanted, she had a new estimate ready for me in a day. I have nothing to complain about them! More...

R
9 May 2013

This company is now my go to for ANY of my catering needs! The food was great, the service was spectacular and the prices were totally reasonable. I had the pleasure of working with Erika and Tracy and I cant see myself managing an event without either of them. Thanks Caterman...you guys are as good as it gets! More...

Y
11 April 2013

We just threw a big backyard party for my father's 80th birthday. Caterman did a great job! The coordinator Erika was nice and professional and was very quick to inquiries and questions. Chef Rene and his staff was excellent. The food was delicious. It was the best catered food we've had! Our guests were impressed too with the beautiful set up, professional service and delicious food at the party. Thank you Caterman! Highly recommended!Julie More...

J
12 February 2013

We used Caterman Catering for our wedding reception this past Saturday.We worked with Gomi throughout the process and he was amazing.  We planned our wedding in less than 2 months and had an extremly tight budget... it went from full service to drop-off to full service and back to drop-off.... I was constantly asking how we could adjust this or that to try and get our numbers to work.  Gomi was gracious and flexible and willing to work with us.  I apologized on several occassions because I must have looked like a crazy lady half the time. When Saturday arrived, my BIL was our catering point person and it all went smoothly... We had NOT had a tasting due to our quick timeline but we went off reviews and a recommendation.Everything was AMAZING!  The setup was perfect and Gomi even brought an extra table cloth as we had to set up a kids table last minute!I also noticed an extra fruit salad, which was not on our quote and we fully appreciated it!I can only imagine that our cheese and walnut bites were amazing - since they were all gone by the time I went looking for them!!! and the Chicken Buffalo bites were a HUGE HIT and I heard they were amazing (I don't eat meat).My husband said that his special Chicken Breast (with no salt) was great and the pesto sauce was incredible.We highly appreciate that Gomi and Caterman were able to work with us and our budget and help us get creative on finding solutions that would make everything work.We highly recommend Gomi and Caterman. More...

L
26 January 2013

We hired Caterman for our wedding on October 13, 2012 at San Mateo Garden Center.  Erika was our event coordinator.  From the first day we met her and forward, she was respectful, prompt with email responses, and professional.  She made time to visit us at the venue (which was quite a drive from where she was coming from) to give us feedback, suggestions, and to let us know exactly what we will be expecting in terms of service.  The day of the wedding, it was perfect and even better than expected. Rene and the entire Caterman crew were on top of everything.  The food was even better than when we first tasted it. Rene (head chef) personally came to each table asking how everything was and encouraging them to eat more if they wish. The staff was attentive, responsive, and kind.  We did have a buffet style and Rene and crew serving the food and making suggestions to our guests added some extra fun and happiness to our guest as they've never experienced being attended  with such smiles and humor from vendors. Erika made all the arrangements happen as I had a list of things that I needed done and she and staff made sure it was taken care of.  My experience with her was always warm, friendly, and yet businesslike. After the wedding, I've had so many guests tell me that they were so happy with the food and service.  The pricing is very reasonable in comparison to other vendors, but the service and personalty of staff really makes them even a better choice.  My initial experience with finding a caterer wasn't as successful, so after we found Caterman, it was immediate satisfaction.  I highly recommend them.  Erika and her team are truly amazing at their jobs.  We can't thank them enough.  It's been 3 months post wedding and we continue to think about the amazing food and service. More...

G
5 January 2013

Update..... Since writing my Yelp review, Caterman reached out and made a big effort to contact me and rectify any issues. They have good pride in their company and value their customers. More...

D
20 September 2012

So, big shout to Gomi Kamboj, the event coordinator at Caterman. We hired Caterman for our wedding in Palo Alto, primarily for the professionalism and reliability that we felt with his service. With a wedding, you can't have hiccups with food and beverage service- they came through beautifully, and found inventive ways to ensure that things moved smoothly even when facilities weren't available (for ex. they found a quiet way to jerry-rig the plug-in electrical appliances for after dinner coffee service when none were close for outside seating). Also, I gathered that one of their staff ran out to get soft drinks when we found out our alcohol beverage service didn't provide it.Our guests left happy, full, and well satisfied with everything from champagne service to the cake cutting. More...

M
4 June 2012

Caterman Catering did an amazing job at our wedding.  They were responsible for the set up, food, beverage (including a separate cocktail hour) and clean up for our reception and did an excellent job with every phase of the evening. They we able to accomodate items on the dinner menu they had never made before from recipes we supplied to them and they turned out great.  In addition to that, Caterman was very helpful in the fine grained details of the overall event planning, execution and even decor.I would recommend Caterman not only for the catering but overall event planning as well. More...

A
21 March 2012

I have to say I shopped it hard for a caterer for my husbands 50th surprise party....as you well know..giving a surprise party and a monumental birthday at that. ..SUPER important....from the moment I spoke to Michelle, I felt very at ease and that was a definite change from the other caterers I had spoken to...she was very pleasant and took my party and needs very seriously... the complimentary fruit tray...beautiful! The delivery went awesome and yes he was very surprised! I enjoyed start to finish with Caterman...from ordering to presentation to delivery....Great experience!  I can't thank them enough!...the next time I call on a caterer I will definitely call on Caterman again!! very convenient and the food was delish... More...

V
13 March 2012

Erika Kellar was my event specialist for my wedding. She was very accommodating. I  had to call her multiple time and e-mail her, because of all the questions I had. And every time she responded promptly and courteously. We went in for a tasting and the food was excellent. The service she provided along with the quality of food was exceptional...Due to circumstances my wedding was cancelled... Unfortunately, I had already put down an nonrefundable deposit of $1000 for their catering services. After speaking with the owner, since I would not be able to get my deposit back, he allowed me to transfer my deposit to someone else. If anyone would like a little relief from the expense of catering please contact me at v.kinsman@hotmail.com to work something out. More...

Z
17 November 2011

Caterman brought a complete breakfast; eggs, bacon & sausage, potatoes, fruit plate, muffins, coffee & tea to my funeral home for an early morning meeting.  They arrived on time, set everything up and made sure we had everything in order before they left.  They brought orange juice even though we had not ordered it. A very thoughtful gesture.  The food was wonderful.  Thank you Caterman! More...

J
9 October 2011

Catermans was one of the best vendors we worked with when planning our wedding (and that's saying a lot, since our vendors were generally great).  They were flexible to meet our budget needs, Erika (our coordinator) was prompt in responding to email and phone calls, and also helped us create a menu that was unique to us.  I especially appreciated their flexibility in going off-menu to provide us with soup shooters as an appetizer.  Erika even made a point in making it to the wedding to say congratulations and see me in my dress :)  The wait staff during the reception was also very attentive and on top of things-there were no questions about what was going on.  The staff captain during our event even went out of her way to make sure my husband and I were able to eat and try everything, and also that we had drinks when we needed them, as we kept getting pulled away and couldn't always get one.  The only points keeping this from 5 stars are small: slightly boring menu choices (your standard chicken/beef/fish options), and they forgot the sodas at the wedding (there was iced tea, lemonade and water as well as wine/beer, and they refunded us the difference immediately).  No one seemed to notice this, though and everyone was impressed at how good the food was.  Even though the menu was simple, it was delicious!  I only wish that we had the foresight to ask for some of the leftovers to take with us! More...

C
21 September 2011

Caterman is a wonderful catering company!  They catered our wedding, and I have nothing but positive things to say about them.  Erika Kellar was our event specialist and she was so attentive to everything we needed.  She worked with our budget exponentially better than any other caterer we contacted.  She also is QUICK in her responses to you!Chef Rene was the head chef, and his food was so delicious!  The staff went around asking all of our guests if they were happy with the food, and if there was anything they could get for them.  SO. GOOD!One of the things I love about them is their honesty (no hidden charges or fees), their attention to detail, their willingness to tailor their menu SPECIFICALLY to your needs/budget, and the personal touch they give to their service.  They also allow the client to choose what they want to give for gratuity. All in all, I highly recommend Caterman to anyone looking for a caterer.  They are incredibly reasonable, and you get nothing short of amazing service and food.  They seriously know how to go above and beyond. More...

C
15 August 2011

Last night I had the best dream ever. It was my wedding day again. I couldn't be more bummed that it's over. All the hard work and planning definitely paid off. We had about 400 guests and all my dreams wouldn't have been possible without Caterman. They truly made my wedding what I wanted it to be. We worked w/ Erika and she was wonderful. From the first time I talked to her on the phone to seeing her at the event. We set up a tasting before deciding on a caterer and my mother is allergic to almost everything: wheat, eggs, dairy, certain greens, pork, and chicken. Basically anything that tastes good my mother is allergic to. So for our tasting they made her a special plate of food w/ everything she can eat. Then we had two site meetings to tour the facility. She was always on time and so easy to talk to. Everything I asked of her was performed w/o question and with a tone of "of course, it will be our pleasure" There was really nothing more I could ask for.

On the day of the event all the tables and drapery looked awesome and they even let my Aunt who was doing the centerpieces share their work space in back to prep. She even made some vegetarian plates for the few vegetarians we had and brought a special plate to my mother for her to eat. All of the wait staff that they hired was so nice and friendly. The food itself was awesome. We got three different passed Hors d'oeuvre: Chicken Pinewheel, Eggplant Bruschetta, and a Stuffed Mushroom. Everyone seemed to enjoy them all and they even brought us some on a plate to the head table to eat. For dinner we had a mixed green salad, roasted vegetables, tri-tip, salmon, and mashed potatoes. Everyone seemed to really enjoy their meals and the salmon was perfectly cooked.

The only bummer of the night I found out about later was one of our guests had a peanut allergy that they think was in the salad dressing. I let Erika know and she was very said and talked w/ their chef. There were notes in the order which I was told they are really good about following. I know mistakes happen and I'm very fortunate my guest was able to get the help he needed in time. Even despite this mishap I still love Caterman though and would use them for any of my future events.
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R
8 August 2011

I used Caterman for a work gathering - and it's one of the best catering experiences I've had.  From beginning to end, the professionalism, quality, and affordability were top notch. Highlights:  Erika worked with me at the last minute - I'm talking less than 5 business days - to put a menu together that fit our non-profit budget, matched the event theme, and timeline.  I threw tons of curve-balls (can we swap the sushi for something vegetarian, add drinks, change linens, and the worst - can we add dessert...a day before the event?)Erika's response to each of my "crisis" was a dream - she was calm, always had options, and got back to me within an hour after each request.  The team arrived on-site before I did and had everything set-up, and it looked great.  The food was placed at different levels on the table and looked great.  The staff on-site were a godsend.  Another last-minute shift was requested - change the entire venue set-up - and they pitched right in, moving tables, scrounging for add'l table cloths, and all with a smile and can-do attitude.The food was spectacular as well - our attendees loved it.I never thought I'd have an event with so many problems run so smoothly.  And I owe it all to Erika and her team! More...

C
6 July 2011

Last night I had the best dream ever. It was my wedding day again. I couldn't be more bummed that it's over. All the hard work and planning definitely paid off. We had about 400 guests and all my dreams wouldn't have been possible without Caterman. They truly made my wedding what I wanted it to be. We worked w/ Erika and she was wonderful. From the first time I talked to her on the phone to seeing her at the event. We set up a tasting before deciding on a caterer and my mother is allergic to almost everything: wheat, eggs, dairy, certain greens, pork, and chicken. Basically anything that tastes good my mother is allergic to. So for our tasting they made her a special plate of food w/ everything she can eat. Then we had two site meetings to tour the facility. She was always on time and so easy to talk to. Everything I asked of her was performed w/o question and with a tone of "of course, it will be our pleasure" There was really nothing more I could ask for. On the day of the event all the tables and drapery looked awesome and they even let my Aunt who was doing the centerpieces share their work space in back to prep. She even made some vegetarian plates for the few vegetarians we had and brought a special plate to my mother for her to eat.  All of the wait staff that they hired was so nice and friendly. The food itself was awesome. We got three different passed Hors d'oeuvre: Chicken Pinewheel, Eggplant Bruschetta, and a Stuffed Mushroom. Everyone seemed to enjoy them all and they even brought us some on a plate to the head table to eat. For dinner we had a mixed green salad, roasted vegetables, tri-tip, salmon, and mashed potatoes. Everyone seemed to really enjoy their meals and the salmon was perfectly cooked. The only bummer of the night I found out about later was one of our guests had a peanut allergy that they think was in the salad dressing. I let Erika know and she was very said and talked w/ their chef. There were notes in the order which I was told they are really good about following. I know mistakes happen and I'm very fortunate my guest was able to get the help he needed in time. Even despite this mishap I still love Caterman though and would use them for any of my future events. More...

N
19 June 2011

OK, they did my wedding and now I can say FOR SURE that Erika deserves 5 stars (6 or 7 if that was possible). She was AMAZING! I felt like I got a wedding planner even though she was just working for the caterer! She was honest, understanding. She would always be very honest and find ways where I could save money. I never felt that she was trying to get more money out of us. When she found out some green beans were misplaced, she refunded us before I even got a chance to email her. She was able to get money back for us by working her "magic" and talking to her "guy" for heat lamps we did not end up needing- AMAZING! When rain was an issue- she was calm, collected and worked out options for us. She called the tent guy out and demanded he fix somethings when the wind the night before ripped open the sides of the tent. She was looking out for us. Was able to find a tent when NO ONE else had one! Wedding turned out PERFECT...thanks to Erika, Rene (cute, energetic and caring chef- who I heard helped my uncle when he fell down the stairs during a freak accident right before the wedding) and amazing bartenders and crew. Gomei (spacing guy) had great ideas about setup during our consultation. Prices---SO REASONABLE-best in the bay-even cheaper than a typical Chinese banquet. I had a BUFFET for ~155 for like~$30/head or something- CRAZY! Check out their website for prices. You can mix and match food. They went above and beyond to add little touches to make everyone smile at our wedding. Good, honest company- BOOK THEM FOR YOUR EVENTS- BIG or small!! Shoot, whenever i have an event now (my future kids, anniversaries;) , I'm just gonna call them-not worth the time looking anywhere else I swear! More...

M
13 June 2011

Caterman catered a graduation event for us.  They provided us with excellent attendants/helpers and everything was ready exactly when we needed it.  Feeding 50 people is no easy task.  Thank you Caterman. More...

D
18 May 2011

All I can say is WOW!! Erika I have to Thank You for being so supportive and patient the past weeks leading up to our daughters wedding! !Your team of people are professional and so easy to work with from set up to clean up we couldn't have been happier!!Thanks to Jorge,Renee,Mark and the others for making the day as special as it should have been.The settings were just as we invisioned,food ,well what can I say,,,from the appetizers to the entree's all we got was great feed back,yummy!!Every detail was taken care of from beginning to end.We could not have been more pleased we picked Caterman  and will be passing out your business cards to everyone and anyone who needs your services!!Thank you again,Donna Padilla More...

S
24 March 2011

We had a fantastic wedding overall -- much in thanks to our wonderful guests, but also with thanks to the vendors we worked with. Of all of the vendors, though, I feel I have to review Caterman first. Here's why:We planned a wedding over a relatively short period of time (four months). Caterman was the second caterer we talked to, but they won us over. From the beginning, we worked with Erika -- and up through the week leading up to the big day, she helped us: We picked out menus together, the linens, the tables, and even how and where everything would be arranged (meeting up with us at Hakone a month before). Our wedding reception was planned to be a casual brunch/lunch -- no formal seating or multi-course meal. Rather, we wanted to have hors d'oeurves and passed items. Our final menu consisted of a number of fancy-ish items, the tastiest of which included the spring rolls, turnovers (some with chicken curry and others with walnut and cheese), and cucumber slices with lox.The staff from Caterman was there early, and wasted no time getting set up with little direction from us. The setup was beautiful, and better than we expected. Staff was friendly, always on-hand, and constantly cleaning up after guests. The chef, Rene, was fantastic -- he checked in on how we liked the food and even helped us wrap up leftovers at the end of the day.Overall, Caterman was really impressive, and was very reasonable when it came to pricing. You're going to wind up spending more on catering than any other vendor for a wedding, and there's good reason why. However, Caterman really shined through. My only regret was that I didn't know how awesome they were ahead of time -- otherwise I might have been able to relax more : ] More...

K
20 March 2011

Delighted to recommend Caterman after a truly wonderful 40th birthday party for my husband at our home. Our budget was tight, and I started without a clear vision. Erika never scoffed at the budget, and once we settled on a dining theme, she helped brainstorm lots of ways to work with what we had. She absolutely never, ever made us feel like the "small job" that we surely were (even coming to see the site ahead of time to help her envision/anticipate our needs). From the moment we signed the dotted line I felt relaxed. On the day of the party, all we really had to do was clean the house and show up. Caterman did the rest! Gomi and Jorge took care of every detail on the day of, arriving 2 hours before the party to set up, staging and serving food and passed appetizers, tending bar, making sure the hosts had drinks in hand, and keeping the pace moving along smoothly. They were both pleasures, and stayed until the bitter end. Oh, and left the place pristine as well (I must admit this was maybe the best part)! The food was really good too, and the chef even dropped by before the party to show us what we had and make sure everything was up to par. We picked Caterman primarily based on Yelp reviews (and the 10% discount for mentioning Yelp is nice too), as well as a friend's (much higher-end 40th party), and were really impressed. Thank you! We'll use Caterman again and definitely tell others.Edited to add: Caterman was surprisingly reasonable. I first priced out getting food from a restaurant, and Caterman was about the same INCLUDING the service (which is a biggie). Oh yeah and they also let us buy our own booze at Costco and cake from a third party (though they happily served it all) which surely helped our bottom line. More...

J
11 January 2011

Caterman has that WOW factor.  Michelle and the staff are fantastic!I used to use Caterman for my company's holiday parties before the responsibilities of company events moved over to HR. After contacting them for an event, Michelle invited a coworker and me for a taste test at their facility.  This is something every catering company should do!  The food was sooo good!  During the party everyone raved about the food and we always ran out, although a few did complain they didn't provide enough food.  Maybe it's true or maybe people liked it so much they went back for seconds!The staff they sent over were a group of lovable guys! LOL!  Yes strangely put but I find it is the best way to describe them!  They were extremely professional, prompt and friendly.  I never had any issues with Caterman.  I would definitely recommend to anyone in need of an awesome catering company! More...

C
17 November 2010

Superb!    50th surprise anniversary celebration ~ semi formal & 45 or so guests! Quoting/Making ArrangementsMaria was responsive, available (gave me her cell phone number to reach her on her day off), quick turn around on the quote and on changes to the quote and followed up on the phone after my emails! Walk through / PrepOktay was on time, thorough, courteous and very well prepared! He also wasn't bothered by our 90 lb barking dog or upset with my 7pm call the night before the event!Day of EventStaff was on time and very efficient in set up! In a matter of 1.5 hours our backyard became an outdoor dining garden with linens, china, glassware, floral arrangements, bar area, buffet line etc. Our kitchen became the hub of appetizers trays and meal prep and smelled amazing! As first guests arrived appetizers were butlered, drinks were poured and guests were wanting not! Remarkably all the transformation was stress free for us the hosts!Renee (chef) was fantastic. He checked in regularly on the schedule, gave me tasters, prepared an amazing meal and outstanding appetizers! The tritip could be cut with a fork and the chicken melted ones' mouth (so glad I had some leftovers for the next day!)  Guests commented on how great all the food was! Oktay (operations mgr) was awesome. Everything ran so smoothly. It was like he read my mind. His placement suggestions from the walk through were spot on!  The staff was ever present but not obvious and all guests were completely satisfied! More...

P
27 October 2010

I have had the pleasure of working with Erika from Caterman Catering on a couple of events and have been blown away with the level of service, taste and presentation of the food and overall value of their services. As a professional and seasoned wedding coordinator on the Monterey Peninsula and South Santa Clara areas, I can really appreciate a team member that is professional and an expert at what they do, as it makes my life - and that of the bride and groom - a lot easier. Erika and her crew were able to work my events in very remote locales with no problems at all.  Erika, Gomi, Chef Rene, George, Octi and the rest of the Caterman Crew were awesome to work with and the food was hands down DELICIOUS! I would normally be apprehensive about bringing in a caterer from out of my area but Erika and the Caterman Crew have proven time and time again that distance will not have a negative affect on the event  - have box truck, will travel! In closing, I highly recommend Caterman Catering and would be happy to share any additional insight about my experiences with them. Looking forward to working with them again, and soon! (Now, if I could only get the recipe for that Gorgonzola sauce..) Patty Speirs, Executive Coordinator Every Last Detail Wedding & Event Coordination eldweddings.com Monterey Peninsula and Beyond! More...

M
21 October 2010

Caterman was AMAZING. They worked with me closely to stay within my budget, they came to me at all of the important decision points, they customized a unique banquet to appeal to both Asian & Russian palettes and worked in ethnic ingredients that were enjoyed by all of our guests. The chef was super friendly and came around to each of the tables to make sure that everyone was satisfied. They also brought in a staff of decorators who assisted with our decorations and brought our ideas to life.I can't speak more highly of this catering company and would definitely recommend them for moist salmon (rare at buffets) and exquisite cuisine all around.They even had people pouring vodka to all of our Russian tables so that our guests would not have to get up to go to the bar. Very luxious, but affordable. They were the ONLY caterer out of the hundreds that we interviewed who did everything we asked and stayed below the budget that we allocated (which really wasn't a whole lot to begin with). Other caterers laughed in our faces about how little we had for our wedding, but Caterman made our day special and made our dreams come true without charging us an arm and a leg.Go with this company for sure and you won't be sorry! More...

A
12 October 2010

I recently hired Caterman for a birthday party with over 150 guests.  The food was excellent and we kept getting compliments from our guests about the menu.  The best part is that the chef added an extra dish for us at no charge!  They were about 30 minutes late, but that turned out to be ok since our party started later than expected anyway.  They were great all around and I will definately use them again! Great job Caterman and keep up the great service! More...

T
6 October 2010

Caterman IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS!!!! I had a 30th birthday party event  for my brother and I that was catered October 2nd and the whole experience in working with Maria Bush from Caterman in creating the menu for the event, the planning and getting the bartender was just the best experience. Maria made it so easy for me! All of our Guests still keep raving about the food, and the staff! Robert handling all the food; and thank you for adding a vegetable medley to the menu that was a BIG HIT! Traci handling the bar plus the other server's-- You were ALL GREAT!! Thank You Caterman for making our event a great success; it's hard to please people but EVERYONE ONLY HAD GREAT THINGS TO SAY ABOUT THE FOOD AND THE GREAT STAFF! Don't think twice and save the trouble of searching for a caterer--Use Caterman! More...

G
4 September 2010

Robert and his assistant Josefa did an outstanding job for my client appreciation party! I highly recommend them. The food and service was exceptional from timing to presentaion to flavor.

A
2 September 2010

Kudos to Caterman!  Gomi and Michelle were definitely helpful through out our whole wedding experience whether it was through all the planning or coordinating.  Most importantly they delivered in the clutch by executing at the wedding reception!  Extra kudos go out to Gomi and the BARTENDER (I believe his name was Edward) can't recall his name because he did such a great job with his distribution of the alcohol.  But Gomi was the MAN!  He is just a master at his craft and knows what he is doing.  That really helps especially because my wife and I were very indecisive.  He definitely has a knack for steering ideas in the right direction.As for the rest of the staff I was definitely pleased with the service they provided through out the reception.  From what I heard from a lot of the guests that attended our wedding they had nothing but positive feedback.  Saying that the staff was helpful and very respectful.  I myself as the drunken groom was out of control and at times flat out CRAZY and the Caterman staff showed true concern and sincerity in regards to my own well-being.  Especially because I was probably one of the most CRAZIEST grooms in the history of all weddings.  They handled it like pros and I'm grateful for the services that Caterman has provided us and especially "ME"! hahahaha  The food was great and the service was great!  The combination of food and service made our reception one to remember!  They catered to all of our NEEDS and even went the extra mile to work out all of our WANTS!  Gomi, Michelle, and the rest of the staff took our ideas and made them a reality.  Not only did they help serve the food they prepped but also went out of their way to serve the extra food that we supplied as well.  Being that we are Filipino and we wanted to have some culturally significant cuisine to be a part of our wedding the staff didn't hesitate and they served all the food and drinks regardless.... even if it was prepared by them or not.  They were flat out AWESOME!We keep hearing from all our friends and family about how fantastic and unique our wedding was......and I give much credit where credit is due......and I have to say that CATERMAN had a lot to do with all the praise!  Thank you to the Caterman Staff!  You will all be forever in our hearts because you made our BIG DAY a SPECIAL ONE!  Kudos! KUDOS!  And one more KUDOS with an extra kudos on the side! More...

I
27 August 2010

OK, I owe this to the company and Gomi especially!I found these guys pretty much last minute because our chef bailed out about 3 weeks before the wedding! Anyway, I kinda feel now it was a blessing in disguise... Caterman did such an amazing job! From tasting, planning, helping to set up, presentation, you name it. I just picked up a phone and things got done! Service and food was awesome, until this day I get to hear from guests that we had the best food they ever had at a wedding!I wanted the wedding to be fun and didn't stress much about the details but as I was getting ready, everything got set up and couldn't look better!Highly recommend, friendly staff, great chef, bartenders were fun too! More...

K
4 August 2010

I live in the Central Valley and our son and his fiance decided to marry this July in San Francisco.  My husband and I decided to rent a SF home through VRBO and host the Rehearsal Dinner for out of town family and friends.  Through online reviews, I contacted a number of Bay Area caterers, and ultimately, settled on Caterman.  I couldn't have been happier.  Over the 4 months or so of planning I had the pleasure of working with event coordinator Michelle Skillman.  She was so easy to work with and most helpful, and flexible too,with my changing needs.  The Mediterranean menu included amazing hors d'oeuvres, the most delicious osso bucco, and halibut Florentine, and  a number of interesting and delicious sides. Chef Justin and assistant Omar were so helpful, friendly, and capable.  Our guests were raving about the meal the next day.  You might be hesitant to contract with a caterer via emails, or phone and with no tasting.  I was at first; however, Caterman did not let me down. More...

M
19 July 2010

What can be said that hasn't been said already?  We used these guys for our Staff Picnic and they did a great job!!! So much better then the caterer we used last year.  All the food these guys did was excellent.  My only complaint and it's a small one; we had Ribs, Chicken, Veggie Burgers and Burgers the veggie burgers and burgers were not homemade, but they were still well prepared and very tasty and the ribs and chicken more then made up for it, cause they were kicken.As far as staff goes they were amazing and did a great job, getting things set-up and served on time.  They were even cleaned-up and ready to go before we were cleaned up and ready to go.These guys are GREAT! More...

M
17 July 2010

Wow you guys are amazing! The food was great, the staff were funny and humble. I loved working with you.  I DJ many events and eat at many parties and I truly hope I have a chance to work / eat with you again soon! !MattGalaxy Mobile DJs - Roseville CAgalaxymobiledj.com More...

C
14 July 2010

They have catered our corporate Quarterly lunches twice so far and we are anticipating the yummy food for our third event this week. Very professional above and beyond extraordinary display, execution and layout and of course great tasting. Thanks Caterman you have made our corporate meetings a success. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More...

L
11 July 2010

So, my wedding planning process was fraught with disaster at every turn. The wedding coordinator we hired quit on us a month and a half before the wedding, giving "California notice" ie, not returning phone calls and just disappearing. I had a dress disaster, makeup drama, etc.Planning a wedding is stressful, and I couldn't believe how many vendors behave unprofessionally in the wedding trade.Thank the GODS for Caterman, and thank sweet Ganesha for Gomi Kamboj, our Caterman event manager that took over for the flaky wedding planner and hit it out of the park. He is organized, personable, and does not break a sweat in the most stressful circumstances.The food was great (although we did have to micromanage the chef, Rene, a sweet, sweet man with very strong opinions, a teensy bit,to make sure he heard us). The linens were wonderful. Gomi was on top of everything. I was extremely anxious and ripping my hair out, and this guy was totally there for me and my family. The tasting was a great experience. All of the people there are good people who care about customer service. The menus were awesome to choose from, we had a great time picking out the food, and would love an excuse to have a catered event just to try all their other spreads. They can handle pretty much any ethnic cuisine-and this is coming from a total food snob in a family of food snobs. Presentation was gorgeous, and they managed to work well with every other vendor we hired (and did not push their own vendors on us). I can't say enough good things about Gomi, either. Ask for him before he gets hired away or starts his own thing. =) My maid of honor and I called him the "wedding whisperer". More...

B
8 July 2010

My company recently had Caterman host a BBQ event for our office of 30 employees. This was our first time ordering from them, a coworker of mine praised the job they did at her previous company. I have to say I was impressed, compared to our regular BBQ vendors Armadillo Willies and Andy's BBQ, Caterman was on a different level. The team was prompt,  tidy and very professional. The food was exceptionally fresh and well prepared, they even brought us a free cake! I could tell they were all about great quality and service. We will definitely be ordering from them again. More...

C
15 June 2010

Used Caterman for my son's HS grad party. Everyone liked the food very much. Service was great--delivery and pick up as expected time wise.  Courteous staff.  I would use them again and I would recommend. More...

A
8 June 2010

This past weekend we celebrated our daughter's high school graduation with about 45 friends and family in our back yard. We hired Caterman Catering. We had them do the tables, chairs, linens and food. The event was a huge success. The food was delicious and the presentation was beautiful! We selected food that would be suitable for a back yard graduation party and what we got was a marvelous spread of mouth watering food. We had two servers Oktay Dogulu and Robert Soares.   They were terrific. They came to our home ready to work and that is what they did. They were professional and very friendly. Oktay knew what was needed and when. He transformed my back yard into an outside restaurant. Robert's food presentation was amazing and he even helped us prefect some dishes we had made. My guests were very impressed not only with the food but everyone raved at how nice, professional and enjoyable both Oktay and Robert were. These praises came from not only me but from high school students and from my 70+ year old parents, aunts and uncles. Thank You Caterman. More...

J
3 June 2010

If any business deserves a YELP!  It's Caterman!  I just got WOWed by reading their reviews and seeing their amazingly beautiful wedding arrangements. .. and here I was ready to write a RAVING review about Michelle & his crew for their OVER AND ABOVE service at our Company's Annual Picnics!  haha We use them every year.  Even when we dont know what we are doing for activities or what DATE we will have our picnic.  We KNOW Caterman will be a part of every event here at my company.  I just love them!  They have always beat me to the location and are already WELL on the way to being set up for us as I am pulling in...   Last year when a co-worker didn't show up to help me set up the volleyball nets?  Michelle's team said "NO Problem, Jessica!  We will take care of it... Have a cookie and relax."  OK!  hee hee Not only is their service top-notch but Holy WOW to the arrangement of the food!  I'd say it's too beautiful to eat, but... It's TOO Delicious to stare!  haha My absolute favorite are the Mozzarella balls and Cherry tomatoes on a stick that they put into a pineapple - it's an extravagent bouquet of YUMMINESS!  So give them a call!  Choose them for your next event!  & now that I've read these other reviews... I need to plan a wedding!!!  =0)  Thank you, Caterman for ALWAYS making our events an Event To Remember! More...

G
24 May 2010

We had Caterman Catering bar services for our annual company BBQ party and I can only say great things about them. They came in on time, quickly set up their bar and had everything we had asked for, (and more). The guy running the bar was nice and folks gathered around enjoying great drinks and great company. This was a great addition to our party and money well spent. More...

D
30 March 2010

Caterman is amazing!  My husband and I hired Caterman for our wedding reception and we were BLOWN AWAY. The level of service, the quality of the food, and the sheer professionalism of the staff far exceeded our expectations.  We both felt like Gomi really listened to us, understood exactly what we wanted, and made it happen. Everyone we dealt with at Caterman was super friendly. When it came down to the day of the event, everything ran so smoothly. We were BEYOND pleased and our guests LOVED the food.  I would absolutely recommend Caterman. Gomi, we can't thank you enough! More...

J
21 February 2010

from the wife:Our wedding venue was 6 hours away from where we live, so it was very inconvenient for us to schedule meetings with vendors, etc. We had 2-3 Catering tastings before Caterman, and we were disappointed at how expensive it was and how much DIDN'T come with the price tag. We didn't have the chance to have the tasting with Caterman, but when our friends went for us, and came back with positive reviews like how the tasting was free (when the other ones were 50-100 dollars), and they let us choose one appetizer, one entree, one dessert for the tasting for two people... we knew they were the one. Through the planning process they were incredibly flexible and they strived to meet our needs and were willing to customize. We stayed within our ideal budget for our food (impossible with all the other catering companies we contacted). On our wedding day, the food presentation was great. We had a dinner buffet, and guests could go back for seconds and thirds. We had servers that went to each guest table to pour wine for them (totally bonus considering we provided our own wine and it was buffet style anyway), we had the chef personally carve the meat on-site (impossible to get anywhere else with our budget)I am almost certain they brought pitchers for us for free and ice too. Everyone complimented on the service, and it was above and beyond our expectations. The food was lovely, and Michelle was very helpful in offering alternatives and different ideas. I would highly recommend Caterman :)Husband's notes:  Excellent food and service at incomparable prices.  I found the food very much to my liking, although after 5 months, the highlight that stayed in my memory was one of our main entrees, the Boneless Pork with Shallots and Port Sauce.  They added a vegetarian entrée without changing our budget and quantity never became an issue.  Also, the servers they provided were excellent, cups never stayed empty long and they served our wedding party so we would not have to go through the buffet lines.  Somehow they managed to be magically invisible yet omnipresent, dressed immaculately, remaining attentive and classy. More...

S
16 February 2010

Even before we booked my wedding with Caterman's they were so kind and inviting. Their customer service is threw the roof! My grandmother helped me with the whole event and the people there where nice and made her feel special too. They even gave her a nice bottle of wine at our tasting. At the wedding they went above and beyond. The Caterman's crew did things that were not discussed in the contract like arriving early and helping to set up. They helped with things that had nothing to do with food like the tables and chairs. I was very grateful to them and all their help with everything. When it came time to eat they made our plates (we has buffet style) so we wouldn't have to wait in line. They even saved some of the appetizers for us. Also after the cake was cut and served they washed our cake cutter and server and wrapped them up for us. I know that may not be too important to some but that was such a nice touch to me. After the night was over they left us with an extra meal for the bride and groom and a bottle of slightly aged red wine. Not to mention that all of this came at a very reasonable price! I would use them for every event (if we ever have one) I have in the future. More...

R
2 November 2009

I used Caterman Catering Service to do the catering for a Medical education event. They provided a continental breakfast and lunch. The food and service was of exceptional quality and they were very punctual and professional. I would definately recommend them. More...

P
14 October 2009

My wife and I just got married a few weeks ago, and we used Caterman to feed our guests. They came out and checked out the site in advance, and the food was very good. They also worked with us on our bill. We would gladly recommend them to those seeking good for for their event! More...

L
3 October 2009

Caterman catered the reception for my wedding back in February and they were awesome! Everyone loved the food that was served and our guests definitely went back for seconds. They're the most reasonable catering company in the Bay, but offer so much for the price. I already have 2 friends who want to use them for their wedding. More...

J
15 September 2009

We used Caterman for our wedding and they were great. I had some trouble getting a hold of Michelle, the event coordinator, but she did her best to accommodate me and gave me all of her personal contact information.  Even with that she was very helpful and accomidating and the final result was amazing!!! (Seriously, I don't have a single complaint...and I'm picky.) The chef, Renee, was so charming. All of our guests loved him and the food was great too! But Gomi, the event manager, was truly the star for me. The service was perfect, the layout was perfect, and everywhere I looked there he was ready to help. He is such a professional. I just let him do his thing and didn't worry about a thing (a bride's dream). I definitely had some doubts before the event but all of the staff was great and any hiccups must have been fixed immediately because as far as I know, NOTHING went wrong. The whole thing was a dream and we will definately recommend them to friends and use them for any and all future events. More...

M
10 August 2009

We used them for our wedding reception and were absolutely BLOWN  AWAY with how amazing everything turned out! Words really can't describe how much we loved everything they did. My husband and I are total foodies and the food they served was the best. We wish we could've taken Renee, the chef, home with us and Gomi, the event manager too!  Michelle, our event coordinator, was amazing at helping me plan and organize the entire reception and I couldn't have done anything without her!During our reception, the attendants were wonderful to our guests and everyone really liked them. They did a great job setting up and cleaning up at the end also, which was great. We definitely plan on using them for any other big event that will come up and have already recommended them to our family and friends. I wouldn't think of suggesting any other catering service because Caterman Catering is the best you'll get! More...

H
16 June 2009

I was the wedding coordinator for my friend's wedding, and Caterman was wonderful to work with on her big day. The event staff, led by Gomi, was friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious and every detail was perfect. Plus, the bride and groom were treated like royalty, which is what matters the most. Great job! More...

A
15 June 2009

Caterman Catering provided the catering for my wedding June 6 and I cannot say enough good things about the company.  Michelle, the event planner, was very flexible and accommodating with me throughout the planning process. The event staff provided the highest level of customer service a bride could ask for.  All my guests commented on the good food and the reception layout, which Caterman Catering helped with.  My glass was never empty and knew my big day was in good hands with this Company. More...

C
18 May 2009

Caterman is fantastic! I recently used them for my mom's 50th birthday celebration. I was a little concerned about using non-Vietnamese caterers for my family party but the staff there proved to be so versatile in selecting a menu that would please the Asian palate. My relatives who are very picky about the food they eat raved about the menu and even asked about Caterman so they could use the company too. The staff was so professional and paid a lot of attention to detail. I especially enjoyed working with Vy. She's super friendly and knows what she's doing. I would definitely recommend Caterman to others. More...

K
3 December 2008

From start to finish, all of the staff at Caterman Catering were exceptionally friendly and warm. My fiance and I received personal attention, and did not feel as though we were just another client.
The best part about Caterman Catering was their flexibility. When we told them that we were on a strict budget, they did their best to work within that and gave us tips as to how we could cut costs, never trying to talk us into something higher-priced. In the end, we ended up getting much more food, and much higher quality food than we ever thought we could afford! Their honesty and straightforwardness was very much appreciated.
My fiance and I are fans of tapioca milk tea, an Asian beverage popular in this area. We had the idea that serving tapioca milk tea at our wedding would be a unique and personal touch. Caterman said that they had never made this drink before, but that they would give it a try! So we did indeed have our beloved milk tea on our wedding day. It was quite good and made an impression on all the guests.
The servers who attended guests during the reception were professional, subtle and polite. Food never ran low and was elegantly presented.
The chairs, tables, and linens we rented were clean, in good condition, and elegant.
The only complaint I might have with Caterman was that occasionally our contact was difficult to get in touch with. Sometimes she seemed to be on vacation, sick, or out of the office for a few days at a time. This was somewhat worrisome at times. However, this was the exception rather than the rule.
I would definitely recommend Caterman to any bride-to-be!
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J
16 October 2008

We used Caterman for our wedding this past June (2008). The whole team, led by Kerry and Rene, were incredibly helpful before and on the day of our event. Their expertise helped us as we finalized the organization and pacing of our reception. Our menu included salmon, which can often be challenging to prepare for a large group. As a bit of fish snob, I was impressed at how well they pulled it off.Caterman's prices are quite reasonable in comparison to other local catering companies. Unless you crave an absolutely gourmet feast, I think it would be hard to find a better deal. More...

D
5 October 2008

This is my 2nd time using Caterman Catering.  They did my daughter's baby shower and then they did a non-profit event this Saturday night 10/4.  Excellent, customer service, excellent food, the staff is like none other very pleasant, Chris, Gomi, Nayarma (sorry if I spelled wrong) Rene, Harsha (again sorry if I mis-spelled your name)...  I would highly recommend their services and you definitely want this staff.  The food was awesome and it was plenty!  Everyone enjoyed themselves and they enjoyed the food.  Please keep up the good work, and I will definitely be using you again.  Thanks for making our event a great event. More...

K
6 May 2008

We were married this weekend and used Caterman for the dinner. The food was fantastic! Most guests went back for seconds. They brought so much food, they had trays to send leftovers home with people (who were VERY happy to take them) . We even had enough leftovers to enjoy lunch the next day! The staff were attentive, friendly and unobtrusive. They were always on hand to take care of any requests, the service was great. Many guests commented on how nice they were. It helps if you're organized and have a schedule for the day. That way they can just follow instructions and let you enjoy your party. Caterman also handled all our rentals which went smoothly as well. The total bill was also reasonable and they were willing to work within our budget. The billing was very clear and accurate. I felt they were very up front with everything. I was planning my wedding while working full time too. They were always willing to work around my schedule and accommodate me. I would recommend Caterman to anyone having an event in the area. More...