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Crystal Springs Catering

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Crystal Springs Catering

San Mateo, California

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Colleen M.

11 June 2019

This is my favorite caterer. I've used them several times for large events. Bob and his team are highly organized, friendly, reliable and their food is amazing. I had a BBQ recently and all my guests were raving about everything. Perfection every time. More...

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Jonathan Flores

28 October 2018

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Tina

8 September 2018

After getting responses from unavailable or out of budget vendors while we were on the mad search for a caterer 11 months before the wedding, Crystal Springs was an absolute miracle! We first worked with Stacy Rock to determine the menu and tasting, and then with Rachel Crow to bring everything together leading up to the wedding. She and Bob came out for the venue visit so it was great to meet the team behind CSC!
We had a few dietary considerations and palette preferences that the team had no problem accommodating for our tasting. The risotto that was to be plated for our vegetarian guests was so good that we wanted a portion for ourselves! I can't say enough how delicious the yogurt stuffed peppers and cheese filled dates were - they were a total hit. The portions were generous for our family style meal; not a single guest left hungry. The staff was so accommodating, from breaking down the ceremony chairs during cocktail hour and pouring for wine service on a minute's notice (bride brain completely forgot this detail when discussing specifics earlier in the week), to a total kitchen clean up and packing of all leftover cake and beverages and hauling everything to our cars.
Rachel was a dream to work with. She was prompt, responsive, and answered all of my ridiculous questions about food allergens. She ran the cocktail hour and dinner service flawlessly, and even stopped by our table to make sure that everything was delicious (it absolutely was). We were so happy to have CSC in our vendor team; we really couldn't have dreamed for better food or service.
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Kathryn Wilkinson

26 May 2018

We've been using the catering services for years, and are always thrilled with both the food and the service.

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Marilyn

7 February 2018

The Crystal Springs Catering team led by Stacy was amazing to work with. We had very short notice as this was a catering event for a memorial service. this meant a short timeline for planning and uncertainty exactly how many attendees would be coming. Unlike some businesses, they never hassled us because 'we didn't know'. They totally understood and sympathized with our situation even when we changed our minds several times. It was so nice to not have this be another unpleasant thing to deal with More...

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Tara

31 January 2018

Very friendly, accommodating team - made it easy to work with them and I had to worry about very little the evening of! I would definitely work with them again and again!

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Lori

3 January 2018

Crystal Springs did a Halloween party at my residence. Stacy was very professional and offered me great ideas for the party. Mark and Enrique were there to help with the food and proved to be quite charming. Their display of the food was outstanding and even brought their own decorations to keep in the theme of the evening. I would definitely use CRS again for any type of party. More...

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Ryan

2 January 2018

Had a fantastic experience working with Crystal Springs!

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Carin

26 December 2017

Crystal Catering was wonderful! food was good and on point.

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Deanna

26 December 2017

I can't speak highly enough of everyone at Crystal Springs Catering, especially Stacy Rock. Stacy made planning for our event a seamless experience and we felt at ease in her very capable hands. She was knowledgeable, responsive and fun, and her fantastic taste helped so much when we had trouble making decisions. She added special touches to our event on the day, which were very much appreciated. Crystal Springs Catering felt like a real family operation, and everyone present during our tasting, from the staff, to the Chef, to the owner of the company were all a part of our planning process, and were wonderful to work with. There was food left over at the end of our even, which everyone tried to take home -- that says it all where quality is concerned! We look forward to working with Crystal Springs Catering again. More...

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April

22 December 2017

Crystal Springs did a fantastic job catering our Holiday Party, from setup to display. They were extremely responsive to our needs and were professional the whole way through. The food was delicious and well-planned. More...

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Dianna L.

22 October 2017

Bob and his entire staff are professional and AMAZING!!! Bob takes pride in his work and food. Crystal Springs Catering has and does the best decorations and themes. They can do anything you ask them to do. They make any kind of food you ask them to make. They supply everything that you may need. If I could give more then 5 stars I would. I just want to throw a party just because, so I could use them again. I have been doing business with Bob since 2011 and I don't regret one single event!!! More...

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Shannon

4 October 2017

Crystal Springs Catering catered my wedding. I could not be more proud of the beautiful and professional job that they did. Their entire staff was kind, friendly and helpful. I recommend this company with all the confidence in my heart. -Shannon Hogan More...

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Keith

15 September 2017

Stacy and her boss Bob were very accommodating to our request for menu modification and budgeting. They worked with us to drive down the total cost of our wedding dinner, while they maintained a great variety of food for our guests.

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Lena

30 August 2017

Stacy Rock provided up with a beautiful setup, food selection and service. We had a limited budget and she showed her expertise by making sure we selected something appropriate and nice for the number of guests we were expecting. The displays and tables were absolutely beautiful! She not only provides the food but also make sure the event is classy and nice! She is willing to go the extra mile in providing options to match any budget. Everyone commented on how PERFECT the event was! Thank you Stacy for your hard work I highly recommend you and Crystal Spring Catering! More...

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Teresa

3 July 2017

Went with my suggestions and suggested her own, to help me come to a wonderful plan.

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Hong-An

27 June 2017

Crystal Springs Catering did a phenomenal job catering our wedding reception at the San Mateo County History Museum. They were the very first group to call us back after we sent our inquiries for quotes and we never looked back. They had the challenge of cooking for both Vietnamese and non-Vietnamese guests and pleasing both parties, and they succeeded! Many went back for seconds and all of our guests were very happy with the top-notch quality of the food.

I also really have to give a huge shout-out to Katie for coordinating everything (and I mean everything from table counts, guest numbers, decorations, all my super-detailed questions) with us over the last 6 months solely via email as we live on the East Coast, to Sharon and Stacey, our day-of event managers, for keeping everything running smoothly and with bright smiles, and of course Bob for overseeing everything and putting so much thought and care into the whole evening. They really helped keep the entire night low-stress! Their services and pricing are extremely fair and actually affordable and the best part is that they were willing to work with us based on our budget without any complaints.
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Jean

26 June 2017

I used Crystal Springs Catering for a rehearsal dinner for my son and daughter in law. Even though they had another event for the same evening for 600 people, the attention they gave my small party of 23 was fantastic. They delivered on every thing, from equipment drop off and pick up to the delicious food. Great people, great caterer. More...

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Dana R.

18 June 2017

Crystal Springs Catering did a wonderful job catering an office event for me. They where professional, organized, and the food was fantastic with wonderful variety. I also loved how they displayed the food. I could not of asked for a better catering company for this event. It was perfect. Went off without a hitch. More...

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Hong-An N.

30 April 2017

Crystal Springs Catering did a phenomenal job catering our wedding reception at the San Mateo County History Museum last week. They were the very first group to call us back after we sent our inquiries for quotes and we never looked back. They had the challenge of cooking for both Vietnamese and non-Vietnamese guests and pleasing both parties, and they succeeded! Many went back for seconds and all of our guests were very happy with the top-notch quality of the food. I also really have to give a huge shout-out to Katie for coordinating everything (and I mean everything from table counts, guest numbers, decorations, all my super-detailed questions) with us over the last 6 months solely via email as we live on the East Coast, to Sharon and Stacey, our day-of event managers, for keeping everything running smoothly and with bright smiles, and of course Bob for overseeing everything and putting so much thought and care into the whole evening. They really helped keep the entire night low-stress! Their services and pricing are extremely fair and actually affordable and the best part is that they were willing to work with us based on our budget without any complaints. More...

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Michelle

4 April 2017

Everyone we worked with was super accommodating and helpful. As for the day of, it was great to have someone there who completely understood our vision and took the lead in handling the overall look of our luncheon. Would definitely recommend in a heart beat. More...

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Kat

31 March 2017

I have used this caterer several times. The food is always good and they are quick in setting up and taking down.

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Julie

30 March 2017

Budget friendly caterer with responsive and accommodating staff. Great for breakfast and luncheons.

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Lara W.

13 July 2016

Going with Crystal Springs Catering is one of the very best decisions we have done for our wedding (held about less than a week ago). First of all, their food was AMAZING! We still get continuous compliments from all our wedding guests and it was so great that I know quite a few had to ask seconds (or thirds) of their food. Everything was delicious! Our top two crowd favorites are: Mushroom Ravioli and Prime Rib. Omg, I kind of wish they have a restaurant close to us. My now-husband does not like mushrooms at all but he absolutely loves their ravioli. We also love prime rib and we would go try them every chance we get and let me tell you that their prime rib is on our top 3 best prime ribs we've ever had! Next, they are a family owned company and that said, a lot of thought and care was put into our event. Bob, his family and his team are friendly, easy to work with and are very professional. Their service was excellent! They definitely made our wedding less stressful, made our guests happy and were able to bring life to our vision.We had our wedding at the San Mateo County History Museum, which on its own, presented much challenge since there are 2 floors to cover for the entire reception. If that wasn't enough challenge, we also went DIY crazy. We did everything from our centerpieces, registration tables, seat cards, favors and also, the wedding cake! It was a ton of work but Bob, Lisa (in house event manager) and the whole team were able to execute all that we asked for!Without a doubt, they went above and beyond our expectations (which was already high after we have tasted their prime rib!)Last but not the least, their prices/services are fair... quite inexpensive actually! We absolutely got 5-star quality of food and service without breaking the bank!We would hire them again in a heartbeat!!! If you are planning an event I hope this review finds you as you cannot go wrong with them!Quick shout out to Bob, Chris and Andrew (and Lisa, and all the staff): Thank you so much for the wonderful food and service, and for helping make our wedding day just perfect! You are all absolutely amazing and we wish you more success! More...

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Molly G.

17 June 2016

I love this place. My company uses them for catered lunches semi-regularly and I'm always impressed. Delicious food, and great selection. Additionally, I go to their cafeteria for lunch a few times a month, and am always satisfied - their salad bar is awesome, and they have a rotating variety of hot food items. On top of that the workers are always friendly and helpful. More...

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Diana G.

23 May 2016

No need to look any further for the best catering service.  From set up to tear down and the food is not only gorgeous in presentation but mouth watering.  Bob and his wonderful crew catered a celebration for 50 in my backyard and it was amazing.  He offers delicious options for vegetarian and gluten free needs.  Our guests were impressed and cannot stop raving about the food.  Thank you Crystal Springs Catering for a fantastic celebration! More...

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Nancy K.

2 February 2016

Crystal Springs Catering did a beautiful job catering our son's christening for about 60 guests at our home this weekend.  This was the first time we hired caterers and were recommended to them by a friend. Bob guided us through the process and was even here to set up the food the day of! Our guests raved about the food!  It was all absolutely delicious.  His staff was professional and the set up was perfect.  Bob figured out how to best utilize our space so there was a good flow for our guests.  No traffic jams getting to the food or the bar.  We were thrilled with the outstanding service and personal touches they did.  Bob even checked in with me after the party to see how everything went.  I highly recommend Crystal Springs Catering for your next party. More...

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Nova R.

1 January 2016

I've been meaning to write this for a while. I love this company. All the food is real tasty! Best salmon I've ever eaten from anywhere. Everything was fresh and full of flavor. Daisy, one of the staff was accommodating and she was friendly & attentive to our guests. The owner Bob was there making sure we were all being taken care of. He works right along with his staff. I recommend this catering company to anyone having a small or large event. You won't be disappointed by the food. I'll use them again. More...

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Rosa A.

6 October 2015

last weekend I went to the Stanford vs Arizona game and crystal springs was catering the event outside the stadium.  The staff was very nice and pleasant. And had a good selection of beverages! :-) that made my night, and also because Stanford won!!! More...

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Elaine T.

4 October 2015

We attended a 50th anniversary event last night hosted by Crystal Springs Catering (~200 guests). Bob and his entire staff were professional, the service was great and their food was delicious. The ribs were nice and tender and they had an awesome sauce that had a nice kick to it. I'm still thinking about them today... yum!Without a doubt, I would highly recommend them! More...

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Kat P.

11 September 2015

I highly recommend this catering company. We put together a last minute birthday Luau and they took care of everything. They also included some wonderful table decorations. The food was delicious and they came as expected and cleaned up. I will certainly hire them again and again! More...

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Maude H.

3 September 2015

Went to Twilight Stroll and Filoli Gardens and it was catered by Chrystal Springs Cater.There were food every were and so nicely put together one could walk around and have something to eat at all the buffets most enjoyable specially since you stroll the gardens and feel like eating plus having a glass of wine.I recommend Filoli parties and Chrystal Springs Cater More...

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Charlotte C.

13 August 2015

We presented Crystal Springs Catering with an interesting challenge: design a carnival themed menu for a wedding that took place in a museum. There was limited kitchen space and additional food vendors involved. . .and they were able to come up with some out of the box problem solving!Bob went out of the way to punch up the personality as well. All the wait staff were dressed to match the carnival theme. Some of them even wore balloon hats. They managed all of the bars and food stations with easy aplomb. They even made sure we ate by pulling us aside and walking us through the food stations.Lastly, our wedding party was full of dietary restrictions: gluten allergies, vegans, vegetarians, nut allergies, dairy allergies, and more. Crystal Springs went out of the way to make sure there was plenty of food available for all of our guests' dietary needs.We would book them again in a heartbeat! More...

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David P.

28 February 2015

We used Bob and company for my wife's 50th birthday party at sparky's hot rod garage. They did a great job. The food around the theme was wonderful. I would use them again for sure.

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Lindsy K.

12 December 2014

We have been using Crystal Springs Catering for a holiday parties for our tenants for a couple years now! Bob and his team recently catered for a holiday dessert party for about 1,000 people. The desserts were delicious, and the quality was really good as well. Our tenants really enjoyed all of the wonderful holiday décor/presentation. Our tenants look forward to this desert party every year because of Crystal Springs Catering. They were also really good about bringing out more food when things were getting low and they clean up and are out of your way in a timely matter. More...

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Stephanie D.

10 November 2014

I have used CSC for three events: a birthday party, my wedding, and an anniversary party.  I go back to CSC for the value and quality of the food, but I do have to say, the communication back and forth with CSC leaves something to be desired.  Read on for my experiences.FOOD--FOUR STARS:  The food is quite good for the value.  Not what I would call "mass produced" like some catering company food can taste like.  The food will leave a lasting impression on any client's guests--just think about how many times people will leave a wedding and talk about rubbery chicken!  Their food tastes freshly made.  They have a huge selection of menu options: I had a BBQ-themed menu for a birthday party, a full-service sit-down dinner for my wedding, and tabled hors d'oeuvers for an anniversary party.  I worked off of their suggested menus/options, and also made special requests, and CSC was very willing to work with my ideas.VALUE/PRICE--FIVE STARS:  Excellent value for the area.  I did a lot of research into caterers for my wedding, and I can tell you that CSC is well-priced for the quality of the food.COMMUNICATION--THREE STARS: CSC would often take days to return phone calls or e-mails.  I would ask specific questions about logistics or menu options and receive responses that did not address what I was inquiring about.  Especially when it came to catering the wedding--the vibe was one of "don't worry, we've done this before, just be the bride and let us take care of it."  That is probably a good approach with many clients, but not for me.  I appreciate being kept in the loop and consulted with regarding the events I am having catered.  Once I learned that I had to be pro-active and be the one to initiate follow-ups, I felt more included in what was going on with my orders. More...

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Valerie S.

7 October 2014

Bob and his team catered our office pizza lunch for 100. The crew of 7 arrived on time, got to work immediately, and operated like a well-oiled machine. They were the most professional, polite, and competent catering staff I've experienced. Bob was also terrific in helping us figure out the menu, and he was very understanding and accomodating of our special needs. Like some of the other reviewers, I thought the price was on the high side. We might have found the same food for less elsewhere, however, the way the staff worked to make our event a success was worth every penny.  I would definitely hire them again More...

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Sue G.

5 July 2014

Bob and his crew catered for a my recent open house. The 2 servers arrived on time,and set up beautifully, The food was delicious and the presentation lovely. When they were done cleaning up it looked like there was never a party .Initial e-mails and phone calls were  courteous and professional and great customer service! More...

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Dyan F.

6 April 2014

I have to go with 5 STARS. Truly a great company from soup to nuts. So much planning; starting with the initial concept ... to the exhibition. Great menu, delicious food and friendly service. I love the creative themes and decorations.  I've been to several events and always impressed. More...

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Dee Y.

3 April 2014

5 STARS.   Full Service, very creative, completely customize with a variety of ethnic or seasonal or theme food stations, great menu and food and beautifully executed, organized and staffed with friendly service! I have attended several events and all have been very successful! More...

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Teresa L.

23 September 2013

Crystal Springs just catered our 35th High School Reunion. All I can say is THEY WERE FABULOUS!!! From the early stages of planning through the clean up...they were by far the best caterer I have ever worked with. The food stations were kept full of good hot food, the decorations were perfect, the food itself was yummy and exactly what we were looking for. They handled our crazy bunch with professionalism and patience. They kept control over the entire event leaving our committee to enjoy the festivities and not worry a bit. When we were low on alcohol, they replenished without a miss. I would highly recommend this company for any event you are planning!! Super group of people!!! More...

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Karen W.

5 August 2013

Crystal Springs Catering deserves 5-plus stars! CSC catered my daughter's wedding on Saturday.  The food for the dinner reception -- a custom-created menu of appetizers followed by a dinner of barbecue brisket, ribs and chicken -- was absolutely delicious; the presentation elegant and attractive.  The level of service was outstanding.  Debby, Brittany and the entire team are friendly and helpful -- wonderful to work with.  Their prices were reasonable, too. I'd recommend Crystal Springs to anyone planning an event where food will be served! More...

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Wini L.

31 July 2013

Crystal Springs did a fabulous job catering my daughter's wedding for 150 people last Saturday night.  Their price was very fair, the food was delicious (including perfectly cooked salmon and beef) and beautifully presented, and the service excellent.  The chef is terrific.  It was a pleasure to work with Brittney, who was with us from the first contact to the final clean-up.  The staff worked hard and fast, did their jobs well, and were friendly and helpful.  The wedding guests couldn't stop talking about the great food, and one of them has already contacted Crystal Springs about her next event.  I really couldn't be happier.  Maximum stars for this caterer. More...

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Linda N.

25 July 2013

I went here with my friend to do a wedding tasting. Brittney was really wonderful and so was the owner and the chef. I really had a wonderful tasting. They were really nice people and had really great presentation.Brittney is just awesome. I ended up going with a different caterer but it was a really really tough decision. I wish I could piece together different aspects of both. More...

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SD M.

25 July 2013

I have worked with Crystal Springs Catering for each of the last 3 years putting on a donor and volunteer appreciation dinner/event for our independent school -- Debby and her team are incredibly professional, prepared, flexible -- an all around joy to work with!  They have provided appetizers, dinner, desserts and drinks - this year our group was over 100 people - and they have done wonders while staying within our budget.  The level of service provided and the quality of the food are truly second to none.  The guests have remarked to me for weeks afterward how fabulous the event was -- especially the food!  Everything is artfully arranged - from the placement of the food to the table settings -- it is all just lovely!  I would HIGHLY recommend Debby and Crystal Springs Catering to anyone hosting a gathering - large or small.  You will not be disappointed! More...

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User3264278

19 June 2013

The planning process for everyone's entree was such a hassle. We narrowed it down to four choices. Crystal Springs delivered as promised, and I never heard any complaints about the food.

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Fulya W.

5 February 2013

Great food quality, timely set up with beautiful presentation, very friendly presentable service craft - very clean!! Keeping the tables - buffet clean and bringing the food at perfect timing:) The guests were very happy!Excellent choice of food - great offering for the requirements! I will definitely work with you guys again. Thank you for your service.F.W. from Vodafone xone More...

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Steven K.

1 December 2012

Wow!  I attended an event catered by Crystal Springs Catering and I was very surprised at how great the food was.  The staff people at the event were very polite, helpful, and just nice people to talk with.  This was a light fare event, and all the appetizers and finger foods were outstanding.  Although I haven't worked with them yet, I certainly enjoyed attending the event catered by them.  These are the people I will call when I need catering! More...

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Alisa M.

21 October 2012

I have used Crystal Springs Catering for two different events in the last 2 months.  The food was delicious and the service was superb.  They will work with you to provide a delicious meal within your budget.  They have many options, including salads, sandwiches, Indian, Mexican, Chinese, bbq, themed lunches, appetizers, desserts, etc.  They cater to large or small parties.  My first event was a lunch for 15 and there was plenty of delicious sandwiches, salads, fruit and cookies.  My second event was a 5 - 7 pm mixer for 100 and they prepared many yummy appetizers ranging from bite size sandwiches, meatballs, fruit plates, cheese plates, nachos bar to veggies and dip.  They even provided take away boxes for folks to take some home at the end of the event.  The setup and cleanup was quick and professional in both cases.  I will use Crystal Springs Catering again! More...

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Jim L.

18 September 2012

Food = GREAT!Delivery = able to go to a park without an address. I just emailed them a google map of the location and had a friend meet them while I was doing my wedding rehearsal.Setup = ontime and with amazing floral setup for $75.Cleanup = showed up 10 minutes before and cleaned it all up without issues, and left us lots of to-go containers (disposable, so be careful about sauces leaking through, which is not their fault)Customer Service = Good phone call etiqutte, multiple follow up emails, quick changes to contracts without issues. Cost = Worth the $1400 for 50 people. More...

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Victoria C.

3 September 2012

I originally found this caterer on Yelp, because i am super picky about the food we serve our company, and decided to give them a try. I am so glad I did. The whole experience, from the time I called to the finished product, was nothing short of a 10-star customer service experience. I was so surprised when they came to their offices. Well, first off I called the company to get a quote. The girl who answered the phone was so nice and helpful. She sent me a quote right away based off of what I had seen on the menu. The prices were more than reasonable. They did charge a $50 delivery fee which we negotiated down to $20 but after seeing the amazing work they did, I feel bad that I negotiated it down so low but thank you for accommodating my request. It is well worth the $50 considering they came to set everything and then came to clean everything up. They arrived early and I was pleasantly surprised to see that there were flowers and a fancy set up. Once they were all done with the set up, they revealed a beautiful sandwich bar that looked as good as it would in a magazine. I was thoroughly impressed and so was my team. The food was absolutely delicious with the best tuna salad I have ever had. Everything was fresh. They came to clean everything up and let us keep all of the leftovers and provided containers to put the food in. What they did was just amazing and I highly recommend using this company for any occasion. The guy said that one of their most popular catering requests is Taco Tuesday. I can't wait until we can work with them again.Seriously, this place is as good as it gets. Especially if you work for a small to medium company, are short on time and have a relatively small budget. You get a first class experience that fits within your budget that will surely impress your boss! More...

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Dana F.

13 August 2012

Now, THESE are the people you want in your home!  :-)Honestly, it doesn't get any better than these caterers.  From first meeting to flawless clean-up, they far exceeded our expectations.  The food was fabulous, the servers/cooks/etc were SO nice, and they were just friendly professionals all around.  We will definitely be using their service again in the future! More...

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Brandon L.

7 March 2012

Had their Jerk chicken via the Eat Club and OMG that was perfect. Came still warm and moist, tender, falling off the bone. One of the best meals I have had the Eat Club. Please serve that more and I will order 2 every day you offer that! ;-) More...

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Chi N.

20 October 2011

This was one of the first restaurants to join the Eat Club family! They have excellent meatloaf, lasagnas and pasta. I love the comfort American food they whip up here. I would actually consider using them for my own special occasion. Highly recommended! More...

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Carl S.

16 August 2011

Crystal Springs Catering catered my wedding and they were amazing! From the quality of the food to their service - I got so many nice compliments during and after the wedding, even from the people I expected to be critical. We both have parents and friends who are foodies, so quality and freshness of food was very important to us - really a central part of our big day as we wanted to honor our guests with nice food.Our wedding was at a residence - so we needed tables, chairs, lighting - Crystal Springs helped us plan everything and saved us the cost of a wedding planner. (Debi and the staff were all wonderful. We felt like they cared about us and were super helpful at every step of the way.)Food tastingWe tried several caterers in the area. We were ready to hire another caterer (Premier Catering) but wanted to do a few more tastings. (We also met with Joshua Charles Catering, but a few things turned us off - their kitchen didn't look that clean, and their food seemed fancy but not that flavorful/unique.) Then we met with Crystal Springs Catering. Their food was amazing and they put out quite a spread for us - including items requested and their specialties. My only criticism is we were interested in chicken satays, and those were not very good (we wanted it Thai style, with the meat very thin, and the marinade - this was more chunky white meat. Good, but not Thai style). We tried many appetizers, the cheese plate, salmon, chicken, prime rib, different sides, and grilled veggies. The veggies were very fresh and perfectly seasoned and grilled. The prime rib was perfect, salmon was very nicely cooked. We fell in love with the wasabi mashed potatoes. Also, their kitchen was spotless. They sent us home with boxes of food that we enjoyed the rest of the week. The only thing is they do not do desserts - but at the tasting they still gave us some chocolates and chocolate dipped strawberries, which was nice.PlanningThey were very flexible. I had a few last minute updates with numbers, and they were very accommodating. I also included a number of kids in the count, and Debi asked if we would want childrens food (which is less expensive anyway) for them. For beverages, they advised for us to purchase our own alcohol to keep costs down and provided info on how much to buy. This worked out very well.Wedding dayThe setup of the tables and chairs, linens, china and flatware looked amazing! Our menuWe had tuna tartare, mini beef wellingtons, a cheese platter, stuffed mushrooms and stuffed potato skins. Main course we had salad, grilled veggies, prime rib, salmon with lemon dill sauce, wasabi mashed potatoes and regular mashed potatoes. People were raving about the food - especially the tuna tartare, grilled veggies, wasabi potatoes and prime rib. Even the children's plates looked great - mac and cheese and chicken tenders (not even the cheap nuggets - very nice pieces of chicken). ServiceCrystal Springs does not charge extra for buffet v. seated dinner. We went with buffet, but we had stairs and some people seated in places where it was not as easy to go up and down stairs to get food. So the service staff took some orders and fixed beautiful plates for people. Also, during our pictures, I asked if they could bring a tray of appetizers and they brought up a great assortment to make sure we had plenty of food. My parents - who are super critical - were raving about the food and service and the professionalism of the staff.We had an amazing day and are so glad we worked with Crystal Springs Catering - we highly recommend them! More...

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Martini Girl Z.

12 August 2011

I called 3 caterers on what I considered very short notice - 4 days.  We needed someone immediately to cater the reception immediately following a funeral.  We anticipated up to 100 people to attend.  From the 1st phone call I felt I had chosen the perfect caterer for this group.  From the start they were very accomodating with suggestions to stay within my budget.  I was somewhat sure of what I needed but they had done this type thing before and knew exactly what was needed.  When they arrived I introduced myself and got very professional attention.  The presentation was fabulous and the food was incredible. Some went back for more!  I always worry about making sure there is something for the vegetarians and WOW were they pleased with the selection.  One commented "I could eat this every day and love it every meal".  Often our vegetarians just get a salad and veggies but the butternut squash ravioli in a light cream sauce was enjoyed by all.  Veggies were perfectly al dente, and the wide assortment of breads w/ foccacia was delish.  I didn't have to worry about a thing while they were in charge.  Always hot, plentiful, tables cleared - all went very well.  They actually wrapped up the left-overs for me to take to the family members so they would not have to cook the next meal.  So nice as I have seen caterers take the leftovers -- how tacky is that!!  I will let my office know how easy this whole process was and how terrific the food was.  I think their prices are very fair and yes I will use Crystal Springs Catering again.  BTW my compliments to the staff and of course the Chef.  BRAVO CRYSTAL SPRINGS CATERING and thank you so very much. More...

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Ulrike W.

9 July 2011

Bob catered our garden wedding a few years ago and my husband's birthday in our friends' yard recently. They did a beautiful job both times and the food was delicious. My friends all wanted to know who prepared the lovely buffets and exquisite food. I highly recommend Bob to anyone who is planning a special event. More...

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T J.

23 June 2011

Absolutely blown away! I wish I could give them more than 5 stars! We were very distraught looking for a place to cater a memorial service for my father and Bob made this experience elegant, classy with very tasty meal choices. You should have seen the spread! Not only was the food delicious but the presentation was gorgeous.  We found his pricing to be extremely reasonable for all the special things they did for us. When you lose your dad or your husband the last thing you want to worry about is the arrangements. They went above and beyond any event I have ever been apart of. We realized that we had left pictures of my father at the reception and Bob personally drove them to our house after the event ended without us even asking. They even sent us home with food for the family members that would be coming back to our house. With all respect to my mom,  we love her just the way she is but frankly she is tough to impress and she was elated! Thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul for making the toughest day of our lives so much easier. Bless your hearts! More...

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Jenny B.

14 May 2011

Yes, they are pretty pricey, but worth every penny! They were one of the very few caterers who didn't try to sell me on "a package" or something I didn't want. I also appreciated how Debbie was one of the only caterers that didn't look at me funny when I told her I want BBQ ribs for my wedding. It's important to remember that everything can be customized and the more you tell them about what you want food wise, the better able they are to help. Also another added bonus: My Grandmother had made Puerto Rican arroz con pollo y gandules as well as platanos, JUST FOR ME :) which Crystal Springs happily kept warm and served just for me ;)I also appreciated how the flatware, glasses, plates, etc., are included and they only added further assistance to us when we mentioned that we would be purchasing alcoholic beverage in bulk on our own instead.Our menu for a 150 person wedding in September 2010 included:APPETIZERS:-Bacon wrapped scallops-Bruschetta-Potato Skins-Fruit/cheese/cracker tray(And one other appetizer I can't quite remember because my parent's picked it)SIDES:-Potato Salad (They used my Mom's recipe, SCORE!)-Southwestern Salad-Cesar Salad-Loaded mashed potato bar-Grilled veggies-Cornbread and other assorted breadsMAIN DISHES:-BBQ Ribs-Chicken & Veggie Shish kabobs-Prime rib cutting station-Stuffed bell peppers (For the vegetarians)-I think regular BBQ chickenDRINKS:-Water-Assorted sodas-Coffee-TeaHungry yet?! Seriously, even though I didn't eat much, they were one of the few vendors that didn't mess anything up and made everything to our specifications including spending over 2 hours with me as I struggled to pick tablecloth covers and overlays. Thanks Debbie, you are an angel. More...

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T G.

16 January 2011

This is a very belated review - CSC did our wedding reception in July '10. Simply put, Bob & Mariann were wonderful. While there were several staffing changes during our planning process of 7 months, Bob was always there to answer questions quickly and courteously. We had 120 guests and a decently limited per-person budget considering where we had the wedding, but CSC worked with us and we had a great menu - the guests loved the variety of dishes, especially the butternut squash ravioli vegetarian option. At the actual event, Bob personally oversaw setup of the tables, umbrellas, buffet, and set out favors and table numbers. Service was top-notch - plates of food were ready for us when we got to the reception, drinks were constantly refilled, they cut and served our 10 small cakes of different flavors (more effort than cutting one huge cake). I actually never saw the buffet at the reception, but heard it was well-presented. Everything ran so smoothly and I had guests coming up to me with compliments about the servers. If you're looking for a reasonably-priced caterer with great food and wonderful service, definitely check them out. More...

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Jennifer M.

15 October 2010

Catering 4Cs Leaderships awards, the food and service was great! Cheese's and olives and the yummiest veggies.  Most of the food was gone that is how yummie it was by the time I had to chance to sample their delicious food.Their meat balls with a tangy yet light marinara sauce ,Mu-ah!The presentation was fantastic and brought an air of elegance to our humble event. Which honored superstars that support and contribute to the community on behalf of children and families of San Mateo County.Thank you to the staff who were attentive and professional with our guest. Crystal Springs catering did a fantastic job, professional but down to earth staff made this event a great success.Wondering , where did you get those tasty veggies? More...

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Heather F.

25 July 2010

We used Crystal Springs Catering a few months ago for a Celebration of Life at a private home. They were responsive, efficient, professional, and very flexible to our needs. Everyone enjoyed the food and I was very  impressed with the presentation of it. From the service to the food to the variety of choices we had throughout the process, everything was perfect and exceeded our expectations. More...

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Kimberly S.

22 July 2010

Bob and crew did an amazing job for our wedding.  The food and service was great.  WE also loved the ice sculpture!

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Jen D.

30 March 2010

I highly recommend this catering service. We heard about them through my mother's work events and she remembered how professional they were and how great the food looked and tasted. So we went to them for my 200 person wedding. They were able to tell us exactly how much wine and champagne to purchase and where to buy it at a reasonable price and they gave us the most amazing menu for a steal! I would HIGHLY recommend them to any bride or anyone else looking for a fantastic, professional and delicious caterer! More...

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Carolyn N.

3 February 2010

We use them A LOT at my workplace for lunches and special events, and they never let us down!  The people I work with are definitely picky, 'upscale' eaters and they're always impressed with the food and asking who we've used!  They are especially easy with the menu!  You can just  simply give them ideas of what you'd like and they work their magic to make it happen! They do fabulous with small lunches, even up to our bigger events! The food is always of great quality (not to mention the prices are extremely reasonable) and the people there are down to earth and wonderful to work with. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them! More...

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Emily J.

10 January 2010

Crystal Springs catered our wedding reception for 175 including passed appetizers and a plated dinner.  It was fantastic. Many of our guests have told us it was the nicest wedding reception they had ever attended.Crystal Springs was a pleasure to work with. From the beginning they helped us create the event we wanted.  We are vegetarian and wanted seasonal foods.  They helped us create such a menu and ensured that our non-vegetarian guests would also be satisfied.At the event itself they beautifully decorated the space and created a wonderful atmosphere.  When pictures took longer than expected Crystal Springs adjusted the schedule for the evening without creating undo stress for my husband and I.  The food itself was phenomenal.  Many of guests (vegetarian and non-vegetarian) raved about the food.  Crystal Springs did a great job of cleaning up the reception site and getting us out on time so we can our full deposit on the reception site back.From our first phone call through the reception it was a pleasure to work with Crystal Springs.  If we ever need an event catered again, we will go with Crystal Springs.  Some of our friends who are getting married are planning to use them because of their experience at our reception. More...

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Vicki M.

29 January 2009

Great impression left with me!  I had heard about them from some friends and when I approached them about a donation for my fundraiser, they stepped up.  Not just one dish, but, oh my gosh, several.  Totally unexpected.  The food was hot, delicious and attractively arranged and plattered.  They showed professionalism and paid great attention to detail.  This is the kind of caterer I would recommend to anyone having an event.  Great people and terrific service and food. More...

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Jackie H.

17 December 2008

I had Crystal Springs cater our Board Meeting and they did an awesome job.  Everyone raved about the food.  The presentation was beautiful, complete with touches of flowers.  They arrived on time and did the setup for me.  I would highly recommend them for your corporate luncheons/meetings.Jackie - Nuon Therapeutics More...

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Mark D.

10 August 2008

We had them cater our wedding for 60ish people and we thought they did a great job.  We thought their food was pretty fantastic.  They seemed well organized overall.  Arrived with enough time to set up the tables and place settings and to prepare the food.  There was enough food for everyone. More...

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Andy G.

24 May 2008

Had them cater my son's baptism lunch; 50 people.One word "Fantastic"We had tri-tip, chicken cordon bleu, herb roasted potatoes and a full range of vegetarian options; including the awesome macaroni and cheese.  The salad with walnuts was very good as well.Food was served on time and hot.  All had plenty to eat and many went back for seconds.  Lots of compliments on the food.Very easy to deal with and delivered exactly as promised.  I have and will recommend them to all that I know.If you are having a party and looking for a caterer check these folks out. More...

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