It would be impossible to thank Duane and his staff enough for making our daughter's wedding reception at the Ebell Club in Santa Ana so wonderful and stress free. For each request, there was never a "no." The answer was "yes or "this is how we can make it work." The Ebell Club is a beautiful Spanish style ladies club built in the 1920's. It is located in the old French Park district of Santa Ana. Colette's has made many improvements to the building to bring it back to its former glory. Parking is easy with their own lot just across the street. We had 150 guests. Colette's set the ballroom up exactly as we requested. The Urban Gardener (Tiffany) did an extraordinary job with the centerpieces and overflowing greenery in all the chandeliers. Our guests were first treated to a cocktail hour with passed appetizers in the open air courtyard. Then we moved into the ballroom for dinner and dancing. While we settled into our seats, they set up the buffet in the courtyard. Both dinner and the appetizers were delicious and beautifully presented. Finally at the end of the evening, the wait staff helped us pack up the presents and load them into the cars. These are all around nice people and so easy to work with. In the weeks following the wedding, we received so many compliments on the food, the venue, the beautiful floral arrangements and the staff. As the groom's mother repeated throughout the planning process, everyone needs a Duane in their life (or at least while planning a wedding reception!). I would not hesitate to recommend Colette's Catering and this venue to anyone. More...
The food was amazing! Not that we stopped to eat it (like everyone says happens at your wedding). The cake also exceeded my expectations. Jenny our planner was so helpful and kept things together and running smoothly. Sara is a great point person with Colette's that answered my million and one questions promptly and helped manage our expectations. We are eternally grateful. Thank you for making our wedding dreams come true. More...
The only bad thing about the food at our wedding was that I couldn't eat it all - I was too afraid of getting something in my teeth for my pictures!!Sara at Collette's took the most wonderful care of us from start to finish. She's so sweet and organized. The tasting appointment was fun and delicious. Our cake was INCREDIBLE - don't skip the Banana Sundae! The empanadas were my favorite appetizers...salmon was perfectly prepared and the Risotto (OMG!!!). I had a hundred happy guests who said everything was delicious. I would absolutely recommend Collette's Catering to anyone and I look forward to using them again in the future! More...
Amazing. Catered enough to serve 7,000
Received numerous compliments.
My family and I had Colette's Catering organize a plated dinner for 8 at our home. The event had appetizers, a salad, entrée, and dessert. Colette worked with me on the menu and wine pairing suggestions. She was easy to work with on the phone, email, and text messages. The three-person crew (chef and two assistants) arrived on time, did a fantastic job with the set up, and the food was outstanding. They prepared the food, served and cleared the plates, and cleaned all the dishes. I provided the wines but they opened the bottles and kept the glasses filled. All in all, the event went exactly as I had hoped. I highly recommend Colette's Catering and Events! More...
Their food is so good! I was impressed with the quality and taste.
Went to a large party they catered for recently. Loved the food! Loved the service!
I attended an event in LA this past week that was catered by Colette's Catering. The food was amazing and the staff was even better, they were very attentive and happy to be there! I would definitely recommend Colette’s for any event big or small!! More...
They were attentive to us and our guests and the food was delicious!
If you need catering then this is a must. Possibly the best green beans I've ever had. The garlic roasted chicken was also very impressive.
Duane and Jenny were absolutely fantastic. The main reason I picked this venue (Muckenthaler Mansion) although they do cater some other venues is because I wanted a package where I didn't have to do a lot of planning. They handled catering, day of coordination, set-up and basically rentals (tables, chairs, linens, serveware). I only needed a florist and additional decor. I was able to drop off all my decorations the day before and Jenny made sure everything was perfectly placed. Duane was readily available the day of wedding - popping champagne in the bridal suite, putting on my husband's boutonniere, and making sure we were taken care of. Our guests raved about the food and how beautiful the location was. Thank you Colette's for a memorable event! More...
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We had 6 months to plan the wedding and the first and most important decision was the venue. After visiting many locations in OC and LA, we chose Colette's Catering and the Muckenthaler. Without a doubt, we know we made the best decision for us. The location was ideal - as it was central for our guests from all over Southern CA - (IE, OC, and LA). The venue itself is classic, beautiful and incredibly versatile. Its a true "all-in-one" venue to hold different wedding events, we moved our guests seamlessly to each new area - from the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, to dancing. Also, my favorite, was working with Duane and his team. He was incredibly responsive, friendly, warm, and efficient - he has a ton of experience and made the usually stressful process, much more easier for us. He was accommodating to many of my requests and I was impressed that he replied to my emails personally and in a timely manner. Last, but not least - THE FOOD! It really was so delicious. Our guests enjoyed it all- I received compliments from the cake, the steak, the veggie sides, even the salad dressing! OH and the bartenders were amazing. They were incredibly generous and kept the drinks flowing, which made for a very festive time indeed! Overall, we had a great time working with Duane and his team. From the beautiful venue, the professionalism, the flexibility, and quality service and food, we are so thankful that we chose the Muckenthaler. More...
Duane and Sara are just great! My husband and I got married on 3.8.15 at the muck, And Colette's was just great. They were very helpful through the process, making my husband and I feel special for our big day. They were also very patient with us as we asked many questions. Sara was great as our day of coordinator, she was keeping us on schedule, made sure everything was running smoothly with the vendors, and most importantly made sure we ate. The food was also fantastic. We were told by nearly everyone how it was such a great wedding, the best they've been to, and the drinks and food were amazing, "not typical wedding food." Duane and Sara are just great, and made our vision come to life. Highly recommend! More...
My husband and I just got married at muckenthaler mansion with Colette's catering last weekend. We had a 6 month engagement and Colette's made everything happen so smoothly. It was the perfect day!!! Duane, Sara and Andrea where amazing!!! I honestly can't say enough nice things about them!!! Also the food and cake was delicious!!! Multiple guests came up to us and said how it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. The whole experience was a dream come true!!!!!!! ❤️ More...
Our coordinator was awesome, always happy to walk us through the process and answer any questions we had promptly.
Colette's was the exclusive caterer for our venue, and while we were happy with the final product, we do wish we had more choice in vendors.
Always professional and available. Food was close to tasting but not exact. Pricing was good, tended to go up at final contract time which was confusing. Service was fantastic.
Wow! Wow wow wow wow wow. There are not enough words in the English dictionary to describe how wonderful the staff is at Colette's. The owner, Mr. Greenleaf is a profoundly kind and calming person. Because of Colette's, I went into my wedding day with 100% confidence that I would have a seamless wedding. Not only did they deliver, they went above and beyond to check on me and my husband throughout the evening to ensure we were cared for and happy. I not only recommend Colette's, I look forward to the next opportunity to work with them in the future. The most bittersweet moment about our wedding was knowing that we wouldn't get to work with these fine people in the next months to come. Thank you Colette's and the Muckenthaler for the most dream-like and romantic wedding I have ever seen! More...
We met with Colette's at least 10 months before our daughter's wedding on October 12, 2013. We sampled the food, made our choices, and found everything presented and sampled extremely delicious. We wanted a sit down dinner for 156 guests at an outdoor venue. My (MOB) pet peeve is lukewarm or cold food. I made sure Colette's knew my concerns. And, I can happily and confidently say that Colette's served our filet mignon dinner, to 150 plus guests on a cool October evening, hot! Not only was the food hot, but it was excellent! We had several guests tell us that they were blown away by the fact their meals were hot and delicious. Colette's delivered what they promised! The staff was excellent also. They were professional and friendly. We could not have asked for a better experience with a catering company. If and when I ever need to have an event catered again, I will definitely use Colette's Catering. More...
Kristen was wonderful to work with -- very organized & responsive to every e-mail and accommodating to make the menu just right for our small beachside wedding. They arrived slightly late the day of, but the servers were very polite and professional and I felt like they enjoyed making our event special. The food was delicious...the empenadas were so good...a guest favorite. More...
Our wedding was at the Muckenthaler Mansion in Fullerton, CA and Colette's Catering is the exclusive caterer for that venue. We worked with Duane who was fantastic! For our food tasting we were essentially served an entire meal! Duane and the chef brought us each serving but not in little tiny bites, full servings of them so we could really try them and see what we liked. I'm happy to report that the food at the wedding was as good as the food we tried at our tasting. I've heard stories from other brides who felt the food they had at their tasting was way better than what was actually served at their wedding. Not the case for us! I had so many people say it was the best wedding food they'd ever had! I agree!!
Also, the cake was fantastic! We had a spice cake with cream frosting and so many people came up to us and said it was the best wedding cake they'd had! Simply delicious! Also, I wanted to surprise my groom with a fun groom's cake and they were wonderful to work with to create a life-size Cincinnati Reds baseball cap. My husband was so surprised and LOVED the cake! It looked just like a baseball cap and all our Ohio guests were impressed with the details Colette put into the cake! It was really cute AND delicious (red velvet cake inside).
I highly recommend Colette's Catering--they were a dream team to work with! More...
Duane was awesome to work with! He was so flexible with our wants and needs in terms of the way we wanted things set up and with the food. The menu choice was pretty good and we loved our food. We had chicken, mixed vegetables, a salad, and garlic bread. Everybody said they really enjoyed the food. They were so professional and everything looked so beautiful!!!! It was also nice to have someone provide all of the tables, chairs, and china so we didn't have to worry about that. More...
I asked Doreen to make my son's 1st birthday cake in November 2012, and I loved it so much that I asked her to make my daughter's 3rd birthday cake a few months later. Both cakes were fabulous, and tasted equally as delicious! We had The Very Hungry Caterpillar theme for my son's birthday, and Doreen offered fun and impressive cake designs that were imaginative and playful. My daughter's cake was a Belle princess cake (in the shape of a princess) that turned out incredible!
Doreen is easy work with, pleasant, and very flexible.
Her cakes are well-executed and simply beautiful.
I strongly recommend Doreen at Colette's Events for any/all your special cake needs! More...
A little pricey, but the Colette's gang is VERY flexible and do their best to cater to your needs. On the downside, you do have to keep on them though in order to get things done.
I purchased my wedding cake from this vendor and LET ME JUST SAY, IT WAS A HIT! AMAZING!!!!!!! The cake was way out of my budget, though I could not find another bakery that tasted the way Colette's Cake taste. I've used them before for other events and have always thought expensive so it's for VERY special occasions that I use them. They got my idea down to a T! I said I want this kind of cake and they NAILED IT! And the TASTE, I can go on and on about how soft, moist, flavorful their cakes are. Design was amazing. Everyone now (almost 1 yr later) still says my cake was awesome, the look, the taste and I have people asking all the time where I purchased it. I would definitely use Colette's again, it's just unfortunate how pricey they can be for even something small. But, I guess you get what you pay for @ a high price, and well worth it. I rated value @ 4.5 only because their extremely high pricing, other than that, like I said AMAZING! If you can afford an EXPENSIVE cake, call Colette's. I'm telling you though, well worth the money spent. More...
Kristen & Staff took great care of us- from the planning stages until the very end of the wedding. We definitely felt like the guests of honor!
I would definitely recommend Colette's Catering & Events for your wedding cake. We worked with Doreen and she was so friendly and helpful. She also worked within our budget and our cake tasted amazing and looked beautiful. We received so many compliments on the cake! More...
Kristen and the entire team from the Muck and Colette’s were hands down the best team I have ever worked with. I don’t have anything to compare it too, but I have seen the horror stories. They took care of everything, from helping my cut cost to save the budget, to last second changes to the tables and needing to change sizes to vary from 8tops to 12tops, I can’t say enough wonderful things about Colette’s, the food is to die for, even if you go on the lower end menu. Everyone say the cake was amazing too, sadly I did not get any. But that’s my own fault, (just got to taste the frosting)
Every bride wants to feel amazing on her day...... Our wedding day was truly magical and I have Kristen to thank for this. We are looking thru pictures now and I am so happy, there is nothing I would have changed. More...
We got our wedding catering through Colette's and our experience was very good overall. The food itself was delicious and we had no complaints about the service. Our only minor issue was that we weren't aware that, since we were at a private venue, we would be responsible for renting equipment that it seems like any catering company should already own! So we ended up having to spend a bit more than we first anticipated. More...
Working with Duane Greenleaf at Colette's Catering was AWESOME!! He made the whole process leading up to the wedding pretty stress free and I knew that the event would be in good hands. Only a few things that I would make note of, just because they weren't exactly the way I wanted...
(1) The middle tier on the cake was supposed to be white cake with chocolate mousse, and it ended up red velvet (which I am not a fan of). Not a big deal because we weren't able to cut/serve the middle tier anyway, but a little annoyed that it was not what I had ordered. Other than that, the cake was perfect! LOOKED AWESOME and the chocolate tasted amazing! And.. my mom took home the red velvet and said it was delicious.. so I guess not a big deal.
(2) I had made it clear that I wanted a king table set-up in the middle of the reception area for the bridal party and NOT a sweetheart table... but when we arrived there was a sweetheart table and no king table. My sister/maid-of-honor and some other relatives went to make sure that it was set up for the wedding, but I was a little annoyed that she had to manage that. Especially because I had mentioned several times that I wanted the king table and sent back a schematic of how it was to be set up. But again, once it was done, the event went by swimmingly.. and I didn't even know she had to do that until the end of the night.
Overall, great service from Colette's. And the wait staff the night of the event was absolutely perfect. More...
My husband and I were married at the Muckenthaler Mansion back in March and by default was teamed up with Colette's since they cover all events at the Mansion. To say I had a great experience would be a mass understatement. Everyone I spoke with/encountered at Colette's was so helpful and kind, even Ms. Colette herself who we had the pleasure of meeting at one of our tastings. Duane Greenleaf and Rick Martin helped my husband and I plan out the details; everything from color scheme to location areas within the mansion and of course the fabulous food! Both Duane and Rick are so talented and experts at their job that as the Bride, I was able to sit back and relax and know that no matter what, it was going to be an amazing wedding, which it was. Originally, we were supposed to have the ceremony at home; however, it poured that day so Rick, who was our wedding coordinator worked with his staff and my vendors to create an elegant ceremony inside. It was so beautiful and I know for the fact none of the guests even knew that the ceremony was supposed to be outside. With regards to the food, expect to be wowed because most likely, you haven't tasted food this scrumptious. Guests kept coming up to me at the wedding saying how delicious the food was and the cake, well it beat out any cake I've tasted before. In a nutshell, my husband and I were able to have a 5 star wedding without the 5 star costs. Colette's and the Muckenthaler provide hard-to-beat costs for their top-of-the-line service and products. The cherry on top was how amazing and fun Duane, Rick and all of the staff at Colette's and the Muckenthaler Mansion. Without all of them, there is no way my dream wedding could have happened. I will FOREVER be grateful for all of them because the most important day of my life was so perfect and better than I could have ever imagined. More...
AMAZING food! All of our guests absolutely LOVED the squash shooters and empanadas. Cake was beyond outstanding!!! Cannot stress that enough (: Worth every bit of money spent
Everything about Colette's was simply amazing! The service I recieved from Duane from day one was personalized and informative, I felt from the start that he truely cared about my wedding, I was not just another sale to him. Its now almost 3 weeks after the wedding and I am still hearing from guests how great the food was! It far exceeded my expectations.
Colette's also provided the day of coordinator. I didn't have to worry about any of the details the day of the wedding, Rick took care of everything. Nothing was overlooked! More...
Collette's team provided wonderful food and catering services for our wedding. Everyone raved about the food - especially the mashed potatoes :)
The cake was tasty and looked beautiful - the only criticism is that i wanted a few fondant daisies on the edges and they ended up being hard frosting unrealistic - 1 dimensional flowers.
The size, taste (most important), and shape of the cake was lovely. Loved the vanilla cake w/apricot filling.
Staff was EXCELLENT! More...
Colette's Catering provided the best wedding cake I have ever tasted... and I'm not just saying that because it was mine! Everyone I was in contact with was professional and so nice... and Colette designed our cake herself when we came in for consultation! The cake turned out exactly as promised - I would definitely recommend Colette's. The quality is definitely worth what you pay for! More...
YUM! this caterer was amazing! we loved Dario and his mac and cheese balls! I would definately recommend this caterer! very professional!! very fun! Very delish! after the wedding everyone said how delish the food was!! XXX thanks Dario! More...
We are repeat clients of Collette's. She catered my grandfather's wedding and I just had to have her for ours. Collette's Catering was hands down the best. Collette not only planned our menu and made our cake, she went above and beyond and helped with other aspects of the wedding that had nothing to do with the food. We are so grateful that she was there to help us through the planning process. Our food was AMAZING!! The appetizers were a hit with everyone. The plated dinner was fantastic and the desserts were incredible! We told Collette that we didn't care much about what our cake was, yet she still managed to make something that was right in line with what we were thinking. We wanted all different desserts and she came up with great ideas. We had a ton of different mini desserts and she even came up with the idea of a Hot Fudge Sundae Bar which was a total hit.
Collette's staff was the best we have ever seen at any wedding. They were practically invisible when they were serving us, yet whenever we wanted something they were right there to help us and bring us anything we wanted. The bartenders were fantastic and so efficient in serving the ton of people we had. All of her staff were so polite and professional. We would recommend Collette's for everyone we know because nobody tops her food and service. More...
Colette's Catering is an absolutely amazing vendor. They provided me with catering for appetizers, dinner, and cake. The food was wonderful at the wedding. We had tri-tip with provolone potatoes and asian long beans. It was a great meal and my guests seemed to really enjoy it also since all of their plates were pretty much cleared off. Such great flavor and everything was so fresh. No complaints on the food at all. Colette's also did our wedding cake. One word... DELICIOUS. The cake goddess at Colette's made such a beautiful and delicious cake. It was so moist and flavorful. We had almond cake with raspberry preserves on the bottom tiers and lemon cake with raspberry custard on the top tiers with white chocolate cream cheese frosting that was so heavenly. I would have to give Colette's Catering a 10 out of 10 for all of the services that they provided me for my wedding. All of their staff is so helpful and so flexible, not to mention so wonderful to work with. Thank you so much for making our wedding day so delicious and special! More...
Colette's was very flexible with me and what I wanted to serve. They were very professional and did an amazing job...people loved the food, which was extremely important to me and my husband, and it tasted like it did when we did our individual tasting, so nothing changed even though they made if for over a 100 people.
The food was terrific. There was more than enough for the entire reception. The staff was very professional. They melted into walls, or managed to disappear anytime any guest was walking by. They were the invisible people while getting all there work done and they did it well. Kudos to all of Collette's staff (and her).
The cake was absolutely perfect. The bride has been a wedding cake baker for decades. Her cakes were always considered the best. Her comment about the presentation and the flavor was "Wow!" All the guests, and we agreed that the cake was absolutely the best. I can't wait for next year. I hope the cake survives the freezer! Our thanks to a wonderful and professional vendor! More...
We held our wedding at the beach front property, Pacific Edge Villa in Laguna Beach. Collettes Catering did an AMAZING JOB to give us our dream wedding on August 10, 2010! The food and cake was excellent, and what really impressed us was that our coordinators Sarah Katzka and Duane Greenleaf went out of their way to ensure everything ran smoothly during our event. When my dad (who has a huge sun allergy) forgot his hat at home, Duane ran out and got him a cool stylish hat that even matched his suit! He looked great when he walked me down the isle. ;) Sarah even helped my mom and sister to bustle my dress when they couldn't figure it out. Whatever issue arose, they deal with it accordingly and made sure that we enjoyed our day! The entire staff was very friendly and service minded, we could see our guests enjoying themselves and so were we! We are very happy that they were our caterers for our wedding and will definitely recommend them to everyone!!! More...
My husband and I got married at Muckenthaler Mansion. From the minute we drove up and saw the mansion, we loved it! Beautiful place, inside and out. Guests enjoyed the art work inside. We had our ceremony in the Italian Garden, followed by cocktail hour on the patio, then a buffet dinner inside the gallery. Could not be happier with this location. Provided our ceremony chairs, linens, tables, flatware. Colette's has amazing food, all of our guests raved about dinner. Their presentation of dinner was elegant and not what I've seen in the past for buffets at weddings. Our cake was the most delicious cake I have ever tasted and the design they did was gorgeous. Our cake looked just like fondant but was just icing- helped to cut down on costs. Colette's staff is extremely friendly but can sometimes be disorganized. Keep all your notes, stay on top of things, get everything in writing!! Overall, was happy with their service, food presentation, food quality, and friendliness. More...
Delicious food with a lovely presentation. Friendly, helpful, hardworking, professional service.
The food was so great! The cake was too die for and I received so many compliments. My guests said it was the best food and cake they have ever had at a wedding.
We were more than pleased with the food at our wedding. The appetizers were delicious and there was a large variety to choose from. The actual dinner itself was phenomenal and served to everyone at the table. More...
We used Colette's Catering because we wanted to get married at the Muckenthaler mansion in Fullerton and Colette is the only catering company that had a contract with that venue. The food was good and the cake was beautiful and tasty. They provided wedding planning as well and setted up the wedding site and reception sight beautifully. I was overall very happy with my experience with them. More...
Natalie Good was the main reason we booked our wedding at the Meridian Club! She is professional, caring and has excellent taste. We have recommended Colette's to all of our friends and family. They gave us the wedding of our dreams and an extremely affordable price. I can't wait to plan my next event with them! More...
The Muckenthaler has that charm that most wedding venues are missing nowadays. We knew we didn't want to do the standard country-club wedding, and we wanted to have both the ceremony and reception at the same venue. The Muck provided us with that, along with a beautiful setting for our big day. The grounds make for a gorgeous wedding. We hosted the ceremony in their palm tree garden, dinner inside the art gallery, and dancing and cocktails outside on their patio. It was perfect for us. We got so many compliments from people about how beautiful everything was. And on top of that, they work exclusively with Colette's Catering, so they really have the process down. We trusted that everything would work out with them, and it was fabulous.
Colette's food was absolutely delicious! We got so many compliments on our dinner...My only complaint there was that we'd actually ordered the beef with marsala sauce...and for some reason, it never arrived? It didn't matter much--no one noticed but the hubby and I.
And the CAKE?! Their cake is AMAZING. Theresa--who is Colette's "Cake Goddess", totally understood exactly what we wanted for our cake, and she nailed it. We had song lyrics about love written all around our cake. She made it look so beautiful and professional--we were in LOVE with it. And then...we ate it! Which was equally awesome. The cake was so moise and perfect. We loved it--I will order cakes there in the future, for SURE!! More...
Made and delivered a beatifull ad very tasty cake. Also catered my wedding. good prices as well. the extra money for the serving staff was well worth it.
We chose Colette's because they are the exclusive caterer for our reception site, the Muckenthaler Mansion and Cultural Center. Also, growing up in Brea/Fullerton, I knew Colette's was a great caterer from past events. They also did our wedding cake which was delicious and turned out just the way we wanted it. The cake was included in the package, so that was easy. One of our groomsmen was Vegan and they made a delicious plate up just for him. It was great because he was able to have a whole meal and not just scavange for fruit and veggies. All our guests really enjoyed the food and the service was great. My only complaint is that they took a long time to bring out the slices of cake once we had cut the cake. We didn't notice as we were having a great time dancing, but I heard later that some people never got to taste the cake. I highly recommend Colette's. More...
The food was amazing. Taste testing was so much fun. They give full sized entrees and To-Go boxes!!! Everyone enjoyed