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Kelly Price Noble, DHA

29 August 2019

Have used Personal Touch in the past. Simply love them. And, Lauren, by far, has been a constant! She's reliable, professional, and fun!

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Sara Stratton

16 August 2019

PTD is simply the best. Creme de la creme in terms of service, quality, flexibility, and integrity. We hired PTD for our wedding and they did not disappoint. I am a vegetarian but none of our weddings guests were and rather than force me to get the fish meal, PTD made a custom veggie dish just for me. They also were extremely open to customizing meals for a few of our guests who had food sensitivities and/or allergies. They really offered it all and we were so impressed by the end of the night. I will absolutely plan on using PTD for any future events we may have!!! More...

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Sara Christine

12 August 2019

PTD is simply the best. Creme de la creme in terms of service, quality, flexibility, and integrity. We hired PTD for our wedding and they did not disappoint. I am a vegetarian but none of our weddings guests were and rather than force me to get the fish meal, PTD made a custom veggie dish just for me. They also were extremely open to customizing meals for a few of our guests who had food sensitivities and/or allergies. More...

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Diana C.

10 August 2019

I could not have been more satisfied with their quality of food and service. My husband and I are both vegan so, naturally, we wanted the food at our wedding to be vegan. We emailed Personal Touch Dining and got a response within a few hours. They were able to create an entirely vegan menu for us! Shout out to Brittany who was incredibly helpful and patient throughout the entire process. Every item on the menu was DELICIOUS! Our guests were raving about it for days. 100% recommend! More...

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Abby

7 August 2019

Personal Touch Dining did a wonderful job with our wedding catering from start to finish. We requested proposals from 3-5 companies during our initial search and Personal Touch first impressed us with their affordability which was very important to us. Sometimes affordability can translate into lower quality for service/taste/etc. but such is NOT the case with PTD. From my initial email their sales representative was extremely responsive, curteous, and helpful. She tweaked our proposal multiple times so I could get a feel for the costs and what to expect before our tasting which I really appreciated. Our tasting went beautifully and everything tasted great! As we got closer to our day we worked with another staff member named Brittany and she was an absolute joy. So sweet, very responsive as well, and had great energy when we met in person. Everything tasted and looked great on the day of our wedding. At the end of the night we were ready to leave and one of their staff asked if we'd like to go boxes of the dinner food. I responded that we were leaving on our Honeymoon, but to give it to my parents, which they did. However, the server then asked about us taking some dessert back with us and we didn't even realize that we never got to eat our own desserts due to being so busy the whole night! I emphatically replied YES and really appreciated that person going above and beyond to make sure we got what we needed, and things we didn't even think about. My husband and I were able to enjoy the delicious cookies and chocolate covered strawberries provided by PTD in our wedding night suite along with our cake which they boxed up for us as well. Really really appreciated that extra effort to track us down and ask.
There were a couple minor things we addressed after the fact when asked about our experience and Lauren was very quick to remedy these details which was also very impressive to me. Highly recommend this company.
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J. T.

6 August 2019

If you want a top notch caterer, professional service and some of the yummiest food then Personal Touch Dining is for you! They catered our daughter's wedding for 125 people in our large backyard and it was beyond amazing! From start to finish they were on top of every detail, answered all our questions and concerns and coordinated with the vendors, etc. Lauren, Annalisa and their staff were unique in that even though they event plan and deal with people on a daily basis, they acted and performed like it was something fresh and new with enthusiasm and they made us and our reception feel like we mattered to them. People are still raving about the food and the overall reception! Our experience was great and we had no complaints. More...

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Alex O.

31 July 2019

Personal Touch did a great job at our wedding! The event manager was fantastic, the service was great, and the bartender was amazing. We had tacos and while the food tasted good, the chicken was different than what we had in our tasting (different taste and had a pinkish appearance due to the seasoning used, which was a slightly unwelcome surprise). Overall, we were very satisfied with our catering choice. They played a large role in making the event run smoothly! More...

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Kaitlin Maeda

30 July 2019

We loved our experience with personal touch! From the very beginning they helped us with exactly what we wanted and stayed within our budget. The food is amazing and everyone is so helpful and friendly. They communicated well with us as well as all the other vendors to make for the perfect wedding day! More...

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DANIELLE

30 July 2019

Personal Touch Dining was amazing! From the beginning the staff was wonderful to work with and answered all of our questions regarding their menu and service. They had so many options to choose from and when it came down to the delicious food our mouths just exploded from the yummy goodness. Our menu tasting was professional and presented to us just as it would be presented to our guests. They were even accommodating to me and a few guests who had food allergies. They made sure we had the proper table set up for our guests & our venue and even helped make a few changes when our guest count changed. It was amazing having a caterer who also provided tables, chairs and linens as that was one less thing I had to do and worry about. It was a one stop shop and every bride can appreciate that. For our food we had a sit down dinner and our horderves were crab cakes, bbq pizza, and beef wellington. For our dinner we had roasted beet & mandarin salad and then filet mignon or white sea bass pan seared with mediterranean spices. All of the food was very fresh and delicious. It didn’t taste like your typical catering food. During our wedding the staff was very attentive to our guests and making sure everyone had everything they needed. There was a little mishap during our toasts and not having champagne flutes on the table but that was so minor no one even noticed. Overall we are so happy that we choose PTD they are professional and most importantly their food is phenomenal. More...

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Danielle F.

30 July 2019

Personal Touch Dining was amazing! From the beginning the staff was wonderful to work with and answered all of our questions regarding their menu and service. They had so many options to choose from and when it came down to the delicious food our mouths just exploded from the yummy goodness. Our menu tasting was professional and presented to us just as it would be presented to our guests. They were even accommodating to me and a few guests who had food allergies. They made sure we had the proper table set up for our guests & our venue and even helped make a few changes when our guest count changed. It was amazing having a caterer who also provided tables, chairs and linens as that was one less thing I had to do and worry about. It was a one stop shop and every bride can appreciate that. For our food we had a sit down dinner and our horderves were crab cakes, bbq pizza, and beef wellington. For our dinner we had roasted beet & mandarin salad and then filet mignon or white sea bass pan seared with mediterranean spices. All of the food was very fresh and delicious. It didn't taste like your typical catering food. During our wedding the staff was very attentive to our guests and making sure everyone had everything they needed. There was a little mishap during our toasts and not having champagne flutes on the table but that was so minor no one even noticed. Overall we are so happy that we choose PTD they are professional and most importantly their food is phenomenal. More...

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Alan Kinzel

29 July 2019

Great service and excellent food. Really made the party special, everyone commented on the great food! Highly recommend!

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Alan K.

29 July 2019

Everyone at the party raved about the food. Great job, highly recommend!

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Ron Oberndorfer

26 July 2019

Personal Touch Dining recently catered a party for about 30 people in my home. They did a fabulous job from delivery and set up to the high quality of the delicious dishes they prepared. The icing on the cake was that the cost was surprisingly reasonable! More...

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Nicole

10 July 2019

Beautiful presentation on tables and food. The staff are quick to reply to emails. The food at the tasting was amazing. Day of the appetizers were to die for, yet they very much over cooked the food. (medium-rare top sirloin came out very well done and pistachio crusted mahi mahi very dry). The contract estimate and final cost had a few minor discrepancies, which did raise the overall total by over a thousand dollars and should have been more transparent. Overall I'm happy with the experience. More...

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Linda B

7 July 2019

From the tasting to the service at our wedding, we had a good experience working with Personal Touch! It was easy to communicate with them through email and were able to make quick adjustments and provide useful tips and information. Everyone enjoyed the food and bar service! More...

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James Harrell

30 June 2019

Great staff, made everything for our wedding stress free.

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Cortney

12 June 2019

Personal touch is exactly who you should hire for next event/wedding! Our tasting with them for our wedding was so nice- they made us feel so important. When our actual wedding day got here at Orfila Winery all of our guests couldn't stop talking about how amazing the food was. The cornbread chicken is to die for. We wouldn't change a thing! They provided passed wine after our ceremony, champagne pour for our speeches and the buffet was piping hot. We highly suggest! More...

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Cortney M.

12 June 2019

Personal touch is exactly who you should hire for your next event/wedding! Our tasting with them for our wedding was so nice- they made us feel so important. When our actual wedding day got here at Orfila Winery all of our guests couldn't stop talking about how amazing the food was. The cornbread chicken is to die for. We wouldn't change a thing! They provided passed wine after our ceremony, champagne pour for our speeches and the buffet was piping hot. We highly suggest! More...

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Norma Kinnunen

6 June 2019

My daughter Rachel and new son-in-law Andrew choose Personal Touch Dining from their 'one and only' tasting as they loved the food and delivery. My daughter has discriminating taste and has since she was a child. We also had 2 Executive Chefs as guests and they concurred!! I volunteered to write this review due to my satisfaction as a parent. I was not involved with the selections, but borrowed the menu for printing. We used the menu from the tasting to make our own for the guests which included appetizers through the desserts. It was a nice touch to the dinner table. Instead of cake, the newlyweds did desserts. The chocolate and white cake pops were divine and the churro stand a hit! They also chose a full bar which was beyond affordable. Brittany was their go-to for catering. The staff we so professional and took care of everything! Because it was flawless all that was required of me was to have a good time and that I did. Norma K, Mother-of-the-Bride More...

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Daniel Schmeichel

1 June 2019

From my first email to Personal Touch to the day of my wedding, Personal Touch was attentive, professional, and prompt. I have been to numerous weddings where I was served rubbery chicken or tough steak. Personal Touch has completely changed my perception as to what wedding food could and should be. I cannot thank them enough for all of their hard work. They made my wedding day a memorable one. More...

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Allison M.

13 March 2019

So very grateful for the stellar team at Personal Touch. I keep thinking about how special our wedding at Leo Carrillo Ranch was thanks to Personal Touch's amazing staff! They helped make everything run smoothly and pleasantly! And the food was delicious! We had the most incredible day. More...

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Matt Hanson

28 January 2019

Personal Touch Dining operates Mt Woodson Castle, Leo Carillo Ranch, and several other wedding venues near San Diego. My wife and I originally called them to inquire about Leo Carillo Ranch; the ranch was not available on our wedding date, but Mt Woodson Castle was and so we went to check it out. It took all of a few minutes for us to realize that it was the venue for us, and shortly thereafter we entered into business with Personal Touch Dining.The package that Personal Touch Dining provided includes access to the venue, catering, and coordination (pre-wedding and day-of.)Many of our guests described Mt Woodson Castle as "magical;" many of our guests told us that the food was the best they'd ever had at a wedding; my wife and I feel the same way. I'm not really sure what else needs to be said on these fronts.We loved the inclusion of wedding coordination with our package. Iman was the coordinator who handled most of our pre-event planning. I loved her communication style: she laid out all of the decisions that we needed to make and talked us through everything that we had questions about. Iman actually left the company a week before our wedding, but she transitioned everything to her coworker Leah and our event went off without a hitch.Our day-of coordinator, Rian, was a pleasure to work with. He helped put my wife and I at ease during the rehearsal by staying late with us and ironing out details. On the day of the wedding, he was in constant communication with our vendors and with us. Our pre-ceremony events and our speeches went longer than expected, but Rian kept us on track and made up time wherever he could. Out guests were very impressed with the flow and with the transitions.The event staff did a fantastic job of setup, teardown, and serving our guests throughout the day. It was such a whirlwind that my wife and I barely noticed that the staff was there. But looking around, it was abundantly clear that they had been working hard and keeping the event running smoothly. We thank them profoundly.Personal Touch Dining included pre-event and day-of coordination with their base wedding package. With this taken into account, their pricing was far lower than comparable venues. My wife and I found Personal Touch Dining / Mt Woodson Castle to be an excellent value, considering how expensive weddings can be.We would both happily work with Personal Touch Dining in the future, but neither of us plans on getting married again so it would have to be in a different capacity. More...

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Matt H.

4 January 2019

Personal Touch Dining operates Mt Woodson Castle, Leo Carillo Ranch, and several other wedding venues near San Diego. My wife and I originally called them to inquire about Leo Carillo Ranch; the ranch was not available on our wedding date, but Mt Woodson Castle was and so we went to check it out. It took all of a few minutes for us to realize that it was the venue for us, and shortly thereafter we entered into business with Personal Touch Dining.The package that Personal Touch Dining provided includes access to the venue, catering, and coordination (pre-wedding and day-of.)Many of our guests described Mt Woodson Castle as "magical;" many of our guests told us that the food was the best they'd ever had at a wedding; my wife and I feel the same way. I'm not really sure what else needs to be said on these fronts.We loved the inclusion of wedding coordination with our package. Iman was the coordinator who handled most of our pre-event planning. I loved her communication style: she laid out all of the decisions that we needed to make and talked us through everything that we had questions about. Iman actually left the company a week before our wedding, but she transitioned everything to her coworker Leah and our event went off without a hitch.Our day-of coordinator, Rian, was a pleasure to work with. He helped put my wife and I at ease during the rehearsal by staying late with us and ironing out details. On the day of the wedding, he was in constant communication with our vendors and with us. Our pre-ceremony events and our speeches went longer than expected, but Rian kept us on track and made up time wherever he could. Out guests were very impressed with the flow and with the transitions.The event staff did a fantastic job of setup, teardown, and serving our guests throughout the day. It was such a whirlwind that my wife and I barely noticed that the staff was there. But looking around, it was abundantly clear that they had been working hard and keeping the event running smoothly. We thank them profoundly.Personal Touch Dining included pre-event and day-of coordination with their base wedding package. With this taken into account, their pricing was far lower than comparable venues. My wife and I found Personal Touch Dining / Mt Woodson Castle to be an excellent value, considering how expensive weddings can be.We would both happily work with Personal Touch Dining in the future, but neither of us plans on getting married again so it would have to be in a different capacity. More...

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Charles Balteria

6 November 2018

Love PTD! They do an amazing job hand crafting weddings!

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Sarah James

30 October 2018

Very friendly staff with unique thoughts of presenting food. Good job.Impressed with the taste of the food they serve. I would surely recommend them to anyone planning some party or event.

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Ali

6 October 2018

Personal Touch Dining handled our wedding at Leo Carrillo Ranch and we couldn't be happier. We got so many compliments on the food and we were so happy because everything ran so smoothly. The staff is very kind, professional, and helpful. So grateful to Personal Touch! More...

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Kami T.

6 October 2018

Personal Touch Dining handled the venue coordination at Leo Carrillo Ranch for our October 2017 wedding. Leah handled my correspondence and planning from day one up to the date of our wedding, nearly a year and a half. She did an amazing job. Leah was super responsive, honest, and reassured me that my pre-wedding onslaught of questions was totally normal. She kept me organized by requesting information well in advance of the wedding date. Leah was punctual, professional, and easy to work with. The day before the wedding, Leah handed us off to Nikka, the Leo Carrillo Ranch venue coordinator. She was also fantastic! Nikka was organized, bubbly, and kept the night moving. She was invisible but everywhere, keeping the wedding running smoothly and making sure we made it through our full timeline. Biggest thanks to Leah and Nikka both for making our day perfect!Finally, Personal Touch Dining did a fantastic job with the food. We opted for the citrus & oregano marinated tri tip, rustic chicken, garlic & chive whipped potatoes, and a zucchini & pepper medley. The food was SO good!!! I've never eaten buffet-style food that tasted so fresh. We had many compliments from our guests on the food!Thank you for doing such a wonderful job with our wedding, Personal Touch Dining! More...

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Harris Hall

30 September 2018

Excellent management. They handled my daughter's wedding so well that I still get the compliments. Delicious dishes. Highly recommended.

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Lisa JOP

30 September 2018

Impressed with the taste of the food they serve. I would surely recommend them to anyone planning some party or event.

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Marianne M.

30 September 2018

Personal Touch was one of the preferred vendors at our wedding venue. After contacting several other caterers, we found PTD offered the menu style we wanted at the most reasonable price. Their bar package is fantastic! They allowed us to modify dishes based on our personal taste & we were allowed to supplement the full bar with additional beer, wine & champagne. This was important to us since we're big champagne drinkers! They also allowed wine service through dinner at a reasonable price. Lauren & Annalisa were very easy to work with, prompt with communication, and accommodating to our special requests & menu changes. They worked with us, back & forth, to develop the perfect menu, including our late night snacks! While we made some changes after the tasting, the food the day of was amazing. We ate our leftovers a couple days later & they were equally great! They were also very conscious to accommodate allergies and special diets. Our appetizers included the tomato bisque with grilled cheese (it was a little spicy on our wedding day, but was still one of our favorites), bacon wrapped dates (can't go wrong), and the andouille sausage and shrimp skewers with chipotle mayo. The chipotle mayo was custom because we are picky mustard eaters & PTD had no problem with accommodating us. At our tasting we tried the short rib sliders, which were delicious, but we decided on short rib for our main & sliders for a late night snack... We had the salad in a cucumber ring for our starter - pretty straight forward. For our mains, we did short rib with parmesan polenta, and salmon with garlic risotto - both came with zucchini and carrots. We were thrilled with both the presentation and the taste. Everything was cooked perfectly including the tenderness of the veggies. We surprised our guests with a popcorn machine, and American sliders and parmesan fries for late night snacks. We suggest taking advantage of this service because our guests thought it was awesome! I wish I would have been more hungry! We did various desserts and our favorite was the brownies, which we took with us on our honeymoon! In all, we would totally recommend working with Personal Touch. We were very happy with the level of service, final price, and ease of working with their team. Our wedding day went so smoothly and the meal was perfectly executed. They were also very on top of filling our drinks at dinner! More...

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Sarah

28 September 2018

We used Personal Touch Dining to cater our wedding at The Garty Pavilion. They were absolutely fabulous! From our first tasting all the way up to the final details, they were awesome to work with! Not only is the food BOMB.COM, but they know what they are doing when it comes to catering an event! You can feel at ease knowing they have things under control.

I had the pleasure of working mainly with Annalisa for the past year. I cannot say enough good things about her! She truly loves what she does and it shows. She was so helpful throughout the entire year and always responded quickly to my emails. She was very organized and I was shocked at our final meeting that she had been keeping track of every detail (decided or undecided) I had mentioned to her via email.

Day of the wedding, the entire staff looked and acted extremely professional. The buffet & bar all looked so well put together and everything ran smoothly. My husband and I especially appreciated the lead staff member (sorry I can't remember her name!) introducing herself to us and delivering appetizers and dinner to our table. The entire day was perfect!

THANK YOU PERSONAL TOUCH DINING!:)
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Sarah H.

24 September 2018

We used Personal Touch Dining to cater our wedding at The Garty Pavilion. They were absolutely fabulous! From our first tasting all the way up to the final details, they were awesome to work with! Not only is the food BOMB.COM, but they know what they are doing when it comes to catering an event! You can feel at ease knowing they have things under control. I had the pleasure of working mainly with Annalisa for the past year. I cannot say enough good things about her! She truly loves what she does and it shows. She was so helpful throughout the entire year and always responded quickly to my emails. She was very organized and I was shocked at our final meeting that she had been keeping track of every detail (decided or undecided) I had mentioned to her via email. Day of the wedding, the entire staff looked and acted extremely professional. The buffet & bar all looked so well put together and everything ran smoothly. My husband and I especially appreciated the lead staff member (sorry I can't remember her name!) introducing herself to us and delivering appetizers and dinner to our table. The entire day was perfect!THANK YOU PERSONAL TOUCH DINING!:) More...

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Christ Johns

31 August 2018

My first experience with the team was great. Amazing dishes, fantastic management. Very happy with their services.

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Christopher Johns

31 August 2018

Had an amazing experience with the team. They managed my event so well that I have got several compliments. Thanks for the delicious menu.

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Kelli Torpey

2 August 2018

They catered our wedding at Mt. Woodson Castle and they were amazing. It was beyond delicious food...guests of ours who attended 10 other weddings this year gave us their prize for best food! On top of that their staff was organized, professional and awesome! They had so many good things for us to choose from narrowing it down to what we served was so hard! I would recommend them to anyone! More...

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Taylor Schwartz

2 August 2018

Personal Touch Dining recently catered my clients wedding at the Darlington House and I have nothing but good things to say. The team was timely, prepared, professional, and they were willing to work with all of the vendors to help execute the event flawlessly. The food was excellent and I would highly recommend this company to future clients. I hope to have the opportunity to work with this team again! More...

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Pierce L.

23 July 2018

We were married at Leo Carrillo Ranch in June and chose this venue because of personal ties to the property. As a wedding venue, it is incredibly well-kept with beautiful landscaping and authentically restored buildings--a charming all-in-one ceremony-and-reception site.Events at the ranch are managed by Personal Touch Dining. The Personal Touch team collaborated wonderfully with our other vendors (florist, event designers, DJ, mariachi, photographer, etc.). We worked with Leah on all event logistics, catering, and bar. She did an excellent job accommodating our range of requests and was incredibly professional and detail-oriented every step of the way, even when we asked a lot. We voiced some concerns at our first tasting and Leah heard every bit of our feedback to deliver perfect, delicious Mexican food for our wedding day that made everyone happy. We also worked with Nikka as our day-of coordinator and she was real deal. Organized yet composed, everywhere but invisible, compassionate and efficient. Our wedding day was seamless thanks to the Personal Touch team who worked tirelessly that day and for the months leading up to it. Not a single thing was amiss and we owe that in large part to Personal Touch! More...

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Stacy Johns

3 July 2018

Amazingly managed everything, great catering services. Tasty dishes and very professional team. Highly recommended.

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Elizabeth M.

2 July 2018

Delicious dishes, Amazing arrangements. Perfect for any personal or corporate events. Recommended to all.

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Christa B.

30 June 2018

Help preserve memories in a special and unique way and I am very happy I hired them for my wedding. Everything went smoothly and all of my guests went back home happily after giving great compliments regarding the catering services.

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kayla alxea

28 May 2018

Fantastic Services, Amazing experience!! Really care about their customers.

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Lailyn G.

28 May 2018

Fantastic arrangements, amazing menu, tasty dishes, well managed everything. Highly recommended.

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Mike H.

23 May 2018

Perfect caterers for any event. Professional and very special dishes. Recommended to everyone.

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Robertz Turner

7 May 2018

Awesome experience!! Great services! Highly recommended.

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Ashley C.

20 April 2018

I got married last weekend and the food was a hit. I kept getting compliments on the food. We selected the herb chicken and the sun dried tomato chicken. Both were delicicous. Great flavor! Another hit waa the roasted potatoes. Everyone loved it. Wedding food usually isn't that great but Personal Touch impressed me and my guests. And the decorations they used matched my theme perfectly. I would definitely use them again for any other party I host. More...

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Frederick

8 April 2018

PTD was amazing for our wedding. From the tasting, to the coordination (thank you Annalisa), to the big day itself; they were a breeze to work with and most importantly, the final product was superb! They accommodated our desires, guided our uncertainties, and even welcomed our unique cultural request -- lechon, lumpia, fried rice (cauliflower fried rice at that!). Of course, they nailed it! The little bit of leftovers that we had were handed to us after the party, and boy were they munched on, late night status. Bravo PTD...bravo! More...

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Clare

5 April 2018

We had a great experience with PTD. Food was definitely better than we have had at most weddings we have attended. Tasting was extremely well executed and convinced us to go with them. Service on our wedding day was impeccable...multiple servers went out of their way to get us drinks, keep a tray of appetizers for us, etc. Bartenders were professional and quick. We have nothing but the highest praise for Personal Touch...catering by nature is very expensive, but we got everything we needed through PTD and at relatively reasonable prices. Would definitely recommend them to anyone considering booking. More...

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Sara S.

27 March 2018

Personal touch is absolutely fabulous. Shout out to Lauren and Annalisa, whom I worked with the entire time leading up to my wedding. Both were extremely sweet, intelligent, kind, and responsive. They answered all of my questions leading up to the wedding, gave me advice and opinions when I needed help making decisions, and were flexible in showing me different options as I bounced between certain details. The food was really great day of the wedding - everybody raved about the starters we had passed around at cocktail hour, and everybody seemed to enjoy their actual dinner meal. No complaints at all. We had a couple of guests with dietary restrictions  as well, and PT handled that with ease. We gave them a heads up about the needs of those guests and they prepared the food, no problem at all. The service of the staff the day of was also absolutely top notch. They were kind and quick, answered guest's questions easily, and cleared plates when everybody was done, without making any noise. We also used Personal Touch for our bar tending and table/chair Rentals. They provided us with great pricing and their bartender was awesome. Overall, we were so pleased with everything. It was all perfect. Thank you Personal Touch!!! More...

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Savannah

26 March 2018

Personal touch did an incredible job at our march wedding. They were extremely helpful and got back to you quickly. They remembered all the little details such that we didn't have to. The food, service, and presentation were awesome. They were really flexible when I needed to make changes and were quick to answer questions. I initially liked them because they seemed to be more affordable than most in the area but soon realized they also had a more expansive menu and great service to top it off. My foodie family was really impressed with the food which is saying something. Weddings are really stressful to plan but Personal Touch made at least the catering truly easy to do. I HIGHLY recommend. More...

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Laura C.

23 March 2018

Personal Touch Dining has an amazing reputation. I was so happy that they worked with our venue for our wedding. Everybody keeps telling me how exquisite the presentation was for the dining experience and that the food was so good!! We did a buffet and it wasn't your typical buffet! It was so nice and classy! There are so many food options that we could choose to fit our budget. The staff was so friendly and professional. They say the bride doesn't eat much the day of the wedding, but that was a wrong concept!! I ate all the choices I asked for on the menu :) . I will never forget those fried mac-n-cheese bites!!! Also, people were complimenting how good the drinks were. Thank you personal touch dining for making my wedding so memorable and keeping my guests happy and full! More...

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Ashlea R.

12 March 2018

We used personal touch for our wedding and the food was amazing!!!!!! All of our guests keep telling us how great the food was, not going to lie I wasn't sold on doing a buffet (there were other options but financially we needed to do a buffet) and it was the most efficient and delicious buffet ever!!! Thank you to the whole Personal Touch Dining team for making our wedding incredible! More...

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Maegan

22 February 2018

Personal Touch Dining was very flexible in working with us on the menu and our budget and delivered a delicious cocktail hour and fun taco bar for dinner. We're also thankful that they refunded us for the one thing they forgot (cocktail table), which was fortunately not a big deal at all. Their team was professional and hospitable to our guests for both the wedding, and our small Sunday brunch the following day with our families. We recommend Personal Touch Dining for your big day! More...

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Maegan B.

21 February 2018

Personal Touch Dining was awesome! They were very flexible in working with us on the menu and our budget and delivered a delicious cocktail hour and fun taco bar for dinner. We're also thankful that they refunded us for the one thing they forgot (cocktail table), which was fortunately not a big deal at all. Their team was professional and hospitable to our guests for both the wedding, and our small Sunday brunch the following day with our families. We recommend Personal Touch Dining for your big day! More...

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Kevin L.

13 February 2018

Personal Touch has this process dialed in, and did an amazing job with our November wedding. They handled our many tweaks throughout the process - adding this, removing that, adding this...and on and on - very cheerfully! Thank you again! More...

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Jessica

9 February 2018

Lauren and Personal Touch Dining were amazing! They met our every request and need, and provided us with amazing food and wonderful service. Our guests raved about the food, and I was truly impressed by how accommodating the staff was. The attention to detail was really impressive, and nothing was overlooked. Thank you Lauren and Personal Touch! More...

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Jessica H.

9 February 2018

Personal Touch Dining did an amazing job catering my wedding in December. Lauren was wonderful and went above and beyond to make our day flawless. The food was delicious, came out hot, and everyone at the table received their food at the same time. I received countless comments from my guests about the quality of the food and service. Thank you to Lauren and Personal Touch! More...

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Greg P.

8 February 2018

We honestly could not have picked a better place to cater to our wedding they listened to all of our needs and were always happy to oblige by it and had such a wonderful service and waiters and the food was wonderful and our guests could not stop talking about how delicious it was we would recommend this place over most any other and the prices were super affordable

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Megan

4 February 2018

Personal Touch Dining was amazing! They catered my wedding at Mt. Woodson Castle.
The staff was friendly and Iman our coordinator was perfect. They offered a tasting menu to make final decisions and all of the the food was fantastic. At cocktail hour they passed 3 trays of different hor d vors that we chose and our guests were loving it. We love Mexican food and chose the Mexican buffet! The taco bar and enchilada bake was a hit and the 'moderate' open bar was the right variety of alcohol and it was perfect. It was a great night! Would definitely recommend Personal Touch dining for your catering needs :) More...

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Steven A.

14 December 2017

Alright let's just get this out of the way I'm no expert yet but I've been to a few wedding and the food is always just eh. Usually it's dried up sides and some sort of chicken drenched in a sauce. You're not getting that with personal touch dining. Our wedding venue Mt Woodson has a working contract with Personal Touch Dining and they couldn't have chosen a better place. Maybe my wife and I also chose the perfect menu? I'll go with both of those answers. For the tasting they put us into a room and it was like a dining room set up and it was a lot of fun. We decided on the chicken and waffles (started as a joke ended up being amazing), the andouille sausage, and a bisque shooter. From what I saw the appetizers couldn't stay on the trays because they were flying away. Our main entree was a lanky crusted chicken and the tri tip. It was served with seasonal vegetables and rice. What can I say about the tri tip? Everyone I spoke to couldnt stop raving about it. I think Personal Touch might have to put out a recipe book just on the tri tip. We also ordered churros and cookies for a dessert option with our wedding cake. Dear lord for our tasting I thought the cookies were good during our tasting but they must have been something else because I didn't even get to see them. I disappeared for 5 minutes and they were all gone. I almost started a conspiracy theory because I didn't even get to see them. My friends and even DJ said they saw the cookies and they were flying off the shelf. Long story short really good cookies apparently. Personal Touch Dining was personally amazing...go with them...just do it go with them. More...

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Emily S.

6 December 2017

Iman was our main contact at Personal Touch, she is the venue coordinator at Mt. Woodson Castle. She helped us through a lot of planning, and made it super easy day-of. Samantha, Iman's assistant, was our go-to gal for the rehearsal and she was there the entire day of the wedding. The food was AMAZING. I still get compliments on the appetizers, the meal, and we got some small desserts from them. (we got chocolate chip cookies, and those were gone in a flash). More...

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Amy T.

20 November 2017

Leah and Nikka were amazing!I just had my wedding last month at Leo Carrillo Ranch and everything was perfect to a T. My family and I did our own flowers and centerpieces; we dropped off these items (including homemade cookies with names on them to serve as "placards"), as well as seating charts, and Leah and Nikka were able to set everything up for us. Our family and guests had an amazing time, and loved the intimate set up at our venue. We were recommended to Leo Carrillo by a friends who's wedding we attended last year, and are so happy to decided to have our special day there as well. Food was AMAZING - our guests could not stop talking about the quality. Personal Touch Dining's quality of food is so much higher than what most people are use to (and expect) from wedding food. It tastes fresh, made to order, and not like it's been sitting in a warming try all day. One detail that really stood out in my mind was when the ceremony ended, and all of the guests moved to the cocktail hour area where they would be served appetizers. Our family was instructed to stay in the ceremony area to take family photos before heading off to the cocktail hour. As soon as the guests cleared the area, I noticed that servers came out immediately with trays of appetizers and served directly to our family. I found this to be so thoughtful as they were missing a chunk of the cocktail hour to take photos with us. Small detail but something memorable for me! Thanks again for everything! More...

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Kelly

13 November 2017

Personal touch dinning did a great job catering our wedding. They even accommodated some of my vegan guests pretty easily. The food was great. Everyone seemed happy. Leah also did a fantastic job as the day of wedding coordinator. The whole wedding process went by without a hitch because of their hard work. Highly recommend their service. More...

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Denise M.

13 November 2017

Personal touch dinning did a great job catering our wedding. They even accommodated some of my vegan guests pretty easily. The food was great. Everyone seemed happy. Leah also did a fantastic job as the day of wedding coordinator. The whole wedding process went by without a hitch because of their hard work. Highly recommend their service. More...

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Rachel

3 October 2017

Personal Touch catered my wedding at the La Jolla Woman's club. Everything was amazing. There were a couple minor mishaps that Personal Touch quickly remedied in a very professional manner. The evening could not have been better! Highly recommend!! More...

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Kathryn J.

25 September 2017

My wedding was this past May at Mt. Woodson Castle. Personal Touch catered and Iman was my day-of-coordinator. Everything was better than expected! The entire staff was amazing and Iman made sure everything went so smoothly. My wedding day was the only day this past May that had rain the entire month and Iman took over and made sure that everything was perfect. Even though everything had to be moved inside it was still beautiful and the entire night was stress free for me. I didn't have a care at all except what a great time I was having.  And the food! OMG, I loved it and I had so many guests comment that they loved it too. I would totally recommend them to anyone and everyone. More...

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Melissa Evans-Cobo

14 July 2017

I highly recommend PTD for your next event. The first experience for the tasting was awesome! Everything was delicious and presented beautifully. Annalisa was great at checking in with me for all the details to make sure I had thought of everything & PTD had me covered.

The presentation at the wedding was beautiful & Jordan who managed everything that day was amazing. Such a sweet person and very efficient. It couldn't have gone smoother!
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Nikki H.

21 June 2017

Personal Touch Dining catered our wedding at Leo Carrillo this weekend and it was great!All the staff members were so friendly and did an awesome job. Extra props to Leah Durfey and Nikka Santos, who were amazing at wedding coordination/day of coordination. As a bride (for the first time) you are really lost as to where you are supposed to be and what you are supposed to be doing, but these ladies were right there by my side letting me know where to go and what to do. Not to mention, Nikka never let my or my husband's glass get empty - added bonus! Nikka and Leah always had a smile on their faces and helped me to relax when I was feeling a bit overwhelmed. They were great support on the wedding day.Another thing that was nice, is PTD handles all rentals for tables, chairs, plates, cups etc.... it was very nice to not have to worry about that added item. You deliver everything else (decorations, alcohol etc...) to them the day before the wedding and they pack it all up for you at the end of the night.The Bacon wrapped dates are DELICIOUS. More...

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Lisa F.

21 June 2017

This review is LONG overdue...I'm a wedding planner (and also a customer) who has had the pleasure of working with Personal Touch Dining for over 6 years now. I have worked at least 30 events with them over the years. I also hired them for my own wedding (almost 5 years ago)! Time after time, they have never let me down. From their great tastings, prompt responses to email, overall organization throughout the planning process, to their consistency delivering great food and amazing service during each event, they continue to impress me over and over again. Each and every one of their staff members (both at the office and onsite) are so pleasant and helpful. They work hard, while also maintaining a stress-free, positive attitude. PTD I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!  Thank you for everything! Cheers to many more events together! More...

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Samantha

8 March 2017

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Deborah Stuhr Iwabuchi

23 February 2017

Personal Touch catered my daughter's wedding (Manna and Michael) at Mt Woodson. Besides the wonderful buffet, the seamless operations of this team quickly had food on the table for guests with allergies and other dietary issues. In short EVERYBODY was happy. My daughter got the wedding of her dreams. Iman, Jonno and the whole team did everything the way she wanted as well as filling in the blank spaces. Planning a wedding is stressful, but Personal Touch was no part of that. They were helpful and available throughout the process. Highly, highly recommend. More...

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Michelle

13 February 2017

Personal Touch catered our wedding at Mt Woodson Castle. Everything was delicious.

Appetizers we had:
Tomato basil bisque shooters with grilled asiago cheese point
Brie and fig jam crostinis
Coconut shrimp with mango purée

Salad:
Field greens

Main:
Tri tip (the best)
Chicken caprese

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Trio of pastas (great option for vegetarians. they set out both marinara and cream sauce. my dad claims it's the best marinara sauce he's had in his entire life)
Garlic and chive whipped Yukon gold potatoes

We opted for the buffet style. Everything was delicious, warm, and people loved going back for seconds. If there were any issues, I never knew about it because everything went smoothly. Strongly recommend them for your future event catering needs!
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Michelle K.

26 January 2017

Personal Touch catered our wedding at Mt Woodson Castle. Everything was delicious. Appetizers we had:Tomato basil bisque shooters with grilled asiago cheese pointBrie and fig jam crostinisCoconut shrimp with mango puréeSalad:Field greensMain:Tri tip (the best)Chicken capreseSides:Trio of pastas (great option for vegetarians. they set out both marinara and cream sauce. my dad claims it's the best marinara sauce he's had in his entire life)Garlic and chive whipped Yukon gold potatoes We opted for the buffet style. Everything was delicious, warm, and people loved going back for seconds. If there were any issues, I never knew about it because everything went smoothly. Strongly recommend them for your future event catering needs! More...

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Chelsea L.

14 January 2017

I could not be more thrilled with Personal Touch's service for my December 30th, 2016 wedding! Personal Touch was extremely accommodating during the planning process- they squeezed my then-fiance and I in for a last minute tasting and worked with us to find a time that would work since work schedules and being from out of town made finding a time difficult. Annalisa and Lauren were both very prompt and helpful when it came to email responses and providing updated invoices. The entire process was extremely organized and very thorough! We had some last minute planning changes due to rain and Personal Touch went above and beyond to ensure that everything looked gorgeous despite the changes. The wait staff was amazing! They were even offering me snacks as I passed by them before the ceremony :) Most importantly, the food was AMAZING!! We did 5 hors d' Oeuvres (crab cakes, chicken and waffle bites, shrimp and andouille sausage skewers, mac and cheese bites, and mini sliders) which were all fabulous. The wait staff ensured that my husband and I had a full tray of hors d' Oeuvres at our sweetheart table and everyone was extremely professional and friendly. For dinner we opted for the chic buffet with the field greens salad, tri-tip carving station, monterey chicken, and whipped potatoes. Everyone was raving about the food!! As we were visiting tables we even had guests asking for the name of our caterer so that they could recommend to others in the area. At the end of the night it was pouring rain but Personal Touch not only packed up the leftovers, but also helped pack up other items and loaded them all into my parents' car. We truly could not have been happier with our service and would highly recommend Personal Touch to anyone planning a wedding or event in the San Diego area!! More...

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Chelsea

13 January 2017

I could not be more thrilled with Personal Touch's service for my December 30th, 2016 wedding! Personal Touch was extremely accommodating during the planning process- they squeezed my then-fiance and I in for a last minute tasting and worked with us to find a time that would work since work schedules and being from out of town made finding a time difficult. Annalisa and Lauren were both very prompt and helpful when it came to email responses and providing updated invoices. The entire process was extremely organized and very thorough!

We had some last minute planning changes due to rain and Personal Touch went above and beyond to ensure that everything looked gorgeous despite the changes. The wait staff was amazing! They were even offering me snacks as I passed by them before the ceremony :)

Most importantly, the food was AMAZING!! We did 5 hors d' Oeuvres (crab cakes, chicken and waffle bites, shrimp and andouille sausage skewers, mac and cheese bites, and mini sliders) which were all fabulous. The wait staff ensured that my husband and I had a full tray of hors d' Oeuvres at our sweetheart table and everyone was extremely professional and friendly. For dinner we opted for the chic buffet with the field greens salad, tri-tip carving station, monterey chicken, and whipped potatoes. Everyone was raving about the food!! As we were visiting tables we even had guests asking for the name of our caterer so that they could recommend to others in the area.

At the end of the night it was pouring rain but Personal Touch not only packed up the leftovers, but also helped pack up other items and loaded them all into my parents' car. We truly could not have been happier with our service and would highly recommend Personal Touch to anyone planning a wedding or event in the San Diego area!!
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Tania

16 December 2016

Ivan and I got married on November 26, 2016. For our special day, we decided to hire personal touch dining. Needless to say, they were over the top! Prior to the wedding, there was great communication and help from both Analisa and Lauren. The day of the wedding the staff was great!. Usually, the food for weddings is not the best, however; our food was over the top. None of our guest complained of the food, instead, they complimented of how great it was! We recommend personal touch dining to anyone wanting to have great food and having a responsible team behind it!. Thank you personal touch dining for making our wedding great! More...

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Cori

9 December 2016

We wanted to do a taco bar at our wedding and PTD worked with us to create the perfect menu. They were very responsive, open to customizing the menu and worth the price for a full service caterer. The food and presentation looked amazing at our wedding. I would highly recommend them! More...

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Katy

16 November 2016

I knew the minute that I walked through the door of Personal Touch Dining by the warm welcome that I was going to like this company. The staff was very helpful and the food was great. It's also a one stop shop. Personal Touch dining can help with more that just catering. Always very helpful when answering email questions and phone calls. We had Personal Touch Dining for my son's wedding this summer (2016) They took care of everything. Very professional and efficient. I would highly recommend this company for any of your catering needs. I was very happy with everything about Personal Touch Dining. More...

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Adam A.

10 November 2016

They catered my wedding. The food is great but it's really the customer service that stands out. Iman Rosario was able to accommodate every request and all of the guests left satisfied with their meals. They are very open to serving individual dishes for those with dietary restrictions and food allergies. More...

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James

3 November 2016

Personal Touch Dining was the first and only caterer we looked at for our wedding at the La Jolla Woman's Club. They were very responsive from the beginning and continued to blow us away as time passed. They set up a wonderful tasting, which felt very much like a private dinner. They had a lot for us to choose from both for food options and rentals and they provided great insight. The food was incredible, both at the tasting and the wedding itself. We even went with the ice cream sundae bar which our guests loved! The staff at our wedding were outstanding, they were very welcoming and attentive to us and our guests all night long.

Personal Touch Dining was wonderful to work with throughout the whole planning process. They were very prompt in their responses and were very well organized. It was so nice to know that on our wedding day everything was taken care of and we had nothing to worry about.
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Megan

3 November 2016

The food was delicious and just as good at the wedding as it was at the tasting. We loved that we could have four people at our wedding tasting so our moms could enjoy the tasting as well. They provided bar services for cost which was a huge savings compared to other groups. They had an exclusive contract with our vendor and we are glad they were so good given we didn't have another choice. I'd choose them again for another event if we lived in the San Diego area though. More...

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Marvin

29 October 2016

Personal Touch Dining was our caterer of choice at our wedding on 10/15/16 @ The New Children's Museum. Their service and food was incredible. We opted for 3 food stations: Short Ribs, Chicken and Waffles, and Shrimp & Grits & even got a sundae bar and our guests really enjoyed the food. We got tons of compliments throughout the night. They were also able to easily accommodate 2 vegetarians meals and 1 allergen-free meal without a hassle. PTD even made sure we had food at our sweetheart table and packed up the leftovers to take with us! I highly recommend them, you won't be disappointed! More...

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Shirley C.

23 October 2016

Personal Touch Dining was our caterer of choice at our wedding on 10/15/16 @ The New Children's Museum.   Their service and food was incredible.  We opted for 3 food stations: Short Ribs, Chicken and Waffles, and Shrimp & Grits & even got a sundae bar and our guests really enjoyed the food.  We got tons of compliments throughout the night.  They were also able to easily accommodate 2 vegetarians meals and 1 allergen-free meal without a hassle.  PTD even made sure we had food at our sweetheart table and packed up the leftovers to take with us!  I highly recommend them, you won't be disappointed! More...

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Kimmarie S.

12 October 2016

Personal Touch catered my daughter's wedding last Friday night!  The food was delicious!  The staff was courteous and everything looked perfect!  We could not have asked for better! More...

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Andrew B.

8 October 2016

My wife and I hired personal touch dining as part of our wedding at Mt. Woodson castle a couple weeks ago.  Our coordinator, Iman, was spectacular to work with.  It was very much a pleasure having her in charge of our festivities & coordination.  Also, the Mt. Woodson staff was very friendly and easy to work with.  The food itself was also great (our appetizers and dinners were perfect). More...

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Stefan E.

2 October 2016

I was at a wedding yesterday and Personal Touch Dining made the most delicious food. Every bite melted in my mouth int he best way possible. from the grilled cheese and tomato, to the basil chicken over rice, to the strawberry cake. The staff was extremely friendly and on the ball. If I ever get married I will hire these folks! 5 Stars all the way! More...

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Alisa

20 September 2016

We had such an amazing experience with Personal Touch Dining for our wedding on 8/27/16. We used them for our wedding at Leo Carrillo Ranch and could not be happier. We worked with Leah and she was super responsive and helpful throughout the whole process. Nikka was also there to coordinate day of and was amazing! The packages they offer are super affordable and such a great value, it takes so much of the wedding stress off by being able to have them cover rentals/catering/coordinating/decorating. The food is also SO good and we had guests raving about it (we did a Mexican buffet). The bar package is also a killer deal and the bartenders we had at our wedding were great. We are so happy that Personal Touch Dining manages Leo Carrillo ranch, and we are incredibly happy to have had them make our wedding so awesome! More...

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Lisa F.

19 September 2016

We had such an amazing experience with Personal Touch Dining for our wedding on 8/27/16. We used them for our wedding at Leo Carrillo Ranch and could not be happier. We worked with Leah and she was super responsive and helpful throughout the whole process. Nikka was also there to coordinate day of and was amazing! The packages they offer are super affordable and such a great value, it takes so much of the wedding stress off by being able to have them cover rentals/catering/coordinating/decorating. The food is also SO good and we had guests raving about it (we did a Mexican buffet). The bar package is also a killer deal and the bartenders we had at our wedding were great. We are so happy that Personal Touch Dining manages Leo Carrillo ranch, and we are incredibly happy to have had them make our wedding so awesome! More...

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Dominic V.

5 September 2016

Personal Touch is wonderful and there name says it all! Lauren was so great and accommodating and we were able to tinker with the menu to make our Wedding Menu truly ours. Thank you all for your hard work it was very much appreciated. More...

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Micah Tanikawa

30 August 2016

A fantastic company that really cares about its customers

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Morgan G.

28 August 2016

The Personal Touch and Mt. Woodson Castle staff were incredible to work with. Everything is designed to move seamlessly from the moment you book with them, and we felt at ease throughout the whole process. The food from Personal Touch was great (we really loved the appetizers) and we really enjoyed working with Iman, the Mt. Woodson coordinator. We wanted a particular late night snack (carne asada fries) and they were very accommodating in providing that. We also loved how they packaged the food up for us to go! We also really liked that we were able to save some money and bring in our own alcohol.  Our wedding night was perfect- Mt. Woodson provided the most amazing backdrop and the professionalism of the Personal Touch Dining team shined More...

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Lauren

11 July 2016

Food was amazing!! Guests at our wedding were texting us the following day that the brisket was the best they had ever had.

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Virag S.

29 June 2016

Personal Touch Dining did an amazing job at our wedding.  We hired PTD to take care of catering plus bar service and rentals (linens, tables, etc.).  The food was amazing and they knew the wedding venue (Darlington House) extremely well so they were super easy to work with.  They allowed us to invite friends to our tasting for FREE which was a lot of fun.  They provided a free LARGE cheese/fruit platter during our cocktail hour which the guests loved.  Our guests also raved about the food.After shopping around,  I found PTD to be the best value-for-money compared to other caterers (our guest count was approx 120 people).  Their catering + bar service package was an unbelievable value which we would highly recommend. More...

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Tracy Telliard

23 June 2016

Personal Touch Dining is the best! They catered our wedding at the Darlington House and it was a perfect day. The food was delicious and everything went smoothly. Everyone warns couples planning a wedding that it's easy to forget to eat, but Tracy our coordinator made it her mission that we ate our dinner, saved appetizers for us, and gave us each food and dessert to take back to our hotel! More...

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Cassie G.

27 April 2016

Personal Touch catered my wedding on 4/16/16 at the Darlington House and did an absolutely incredible job.  The fish tacos and mac and cheese were the talk of the night! I am also so grateful for their flexibility in adding vegetarian options to a couple of our small plate stations to accommodate several of our guests.  Lauren and Annalisa are all-stars! More...

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Amanda

20 April 2016

Everything was delicious and looked great. Lauren really helped me organize my perfect day. Thank you so much!

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Kenzie W.

8 April 2016

These girls are AMAZING. We didn't end up using them for our catering because the venue we ended up with includes it, but we were actually sad because we love them! Lauren and Annalisa were super attentive, knowledgeable, and every time we made a change they got us a new proposal VERY quickly. They even gave us a few recommendations that had nothing to do with their jobs, they just care! We initially e-mailed them because Erin at Leo Carrillo (also with Personal Touch) was equally amazing even though that wasn't the right venue for us. BOOK THESE GIRLS!! More...

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Sara

30 March 2016

The food served at my wedding was amazing. Everyone raved about it. It was so good we had almost no leftovers packed up and sent home with us. We ordered the salmon and tri-tip as our entrees, strawberry salad as our salad, parmesan-roasted vegetables as our side dish, and mini fish tacos, black bean and quinoa sliders and baked brie as our hors d' oeuvres.

Our tasting was also amazing and conducted very professionally. We were offered wine and beverages of our choice, served large portions of everything, and even given chocolate chip cookies to take home.
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Sara M.

30 March 2016

Personal Touch Dining catered my wedding at Mt. Woodson Castle, and the food was truly unforgettable.  Everyone raved about it.  The last thing you want is not-so-good food at your wedding, which is often the case when you're dealing with catering for a hundred people or more, but Personal Touch Dining provided delicious food of supreme quality.  Every dish was incredible -- so good that the venue had almost no leftovers to pack up and send home with us.  We ordered miso-glazed salmon and tri-tip for our entrees, strawberry salad and parmesan-roasted potatoes, as well as black bean and quinoa sliders, mini fish tacos and baked brie as our hors d' oeuvres.  I'm still salivating. More...

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Ben D.

24 February 2016

Wow. Amazing service, delicious food, impeccable decor, Iman Rosario and her team are the absolute best. Our guests all had a blast and everything went off without a hitch thanks to Iman and the rest of the crew. She was our wedding planner and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thanks Personal Touch! More...

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Martin P.

26 December 2015

GREAT VALUE!As a groom, I didn't realize how vital a caterer is for a wedding. From the attendants to the plates and napkins, chairs and food, choosing the right caterer has a huge effect on your guest's experience - and your budget.We selected Personal Touch Dining's most affordable options at every turn, and were still blown away by the result. Our guests raved about the food. The service was exceptional. And working with Lauren and her team as we prepared for the event was wonderful. They were responsive, cooperative, and accommodating. Check them out for a great value option in the San Diego area! More...

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Melissa H.

22 October 2015

I had my wedding at Mt. Woodson Castle last weekend and the event was ran and catered my Personal Touch Dining. I have so many amazing things to say about this company. Iman was my day of coordinator who I ended up emailing all of the time. She is such a pro and I would have been totally stressed out and lost on my big day without her. Our food was so good I was thinking about it for weeks after the tasting. We did buffet style so there was enough left over that I'm still eating it for dinner. The staff was so kind and professional. Everyone wanted to help me if I even looked like I had a question or concern. I would (and will) recommend this company and venue to anyone. This team made my wedding day work so I didn't have to. Thank you! More...

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Alexis T.

17 September 2015

As a wedding planner I am very picky about vendors. I am looking for quick communication, detail orientation, amazing product/service, competitive pricing, and positive vibes for my clients. Personal Touch delivers all of the above. I would recommend them to you and to my own clients in a heartbeat! I am especially impressed by their hard working staff who make the event run so smoothly. More...

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User4650470

9 September 2015

Personal Touch did an amazing job catering our wedding! Lauren and Danai were extremely friendly and responsive to our emails and requests leading up to our wedding event. The guests loved the appetizers and the buffet-style dinner entrees. Some of my friends told me they had even gone up for seconds! The staff was also fantastic, nice, and accommodating.

We highly recommend Personal Touch Dining for affordable and delicious catering!
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Ashley

25 May 2015

Personal Touch Dining went above and beyond our expectations. Definitely the most delightful food at a wedding we and many others had ever experienced. Bride and Groom were able to sample the meals prior to our big day, which was so fun and absolutely scrumptious. It was seriously some of the most delicious food we've had the pleasure of eating. Our guests ranted and raved about how tasteful the meals were and wished they could have experienced the skillful quality & flavor in their own day to day lives. The best part for bride & groom is that even though you may be caught up in the guests, no need to worry... left overs go to you before the honeymoon. Yummy yummy yummy! Thank you again to all the lovely staff and helping hands; you really are amazing at what you do :) Having PTD a part of your day is absolutely recommended and you won't be disappointed!!! More...

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Joshua

1 May 2015

Lauren, Samantha, Iman & the rest of the staff at Personal Touch Dining were absolutely wonderful in catering our wedding at the Ultimate Skybox in April 2015!!

They had incredible attention to detail and were more than happy to make changes to our catering and rentals throughout the entire process. The food was beyond our wildest expectations and guests could not stop raving about it (even after the wedding had ended)! We even had a vegan guest and she was thrilled with the vegan creation.

The serving/bartending staff at the event were all professional and courteous. Most impressively, every single table had multiple check-backs (to ensure guests were satisfied and didn't need any modifications to their meals).

We had a wedding for 75 people and met their food/beverage & labor minimums with no problem.

While Personal Touch may not be the cheapest caterer in San Diego, their VALUE (excellent service, attention to detail, and delicious food) simply cannot be beat.
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Joshua S.

1 May 2015

Lauren, Samantha, Iman & the rest of the staff at Personal Touch Dining were absolutely wonderful in catering our wedding at the Ultimate Skybox in April 2015!!They had incredible attention to detail and were more than happy to make changes to our catering and rentals throughout the entire process.  The food was beyond our wildest expectations and guests could not stop raving about it (even after the wedding had ended)!  We even had a vegan guest and she was thrilled with the vegan creation.The serving/bartending staff at the event were all professional and courteous.  Most impressively, every single table had multiple check-backs (to ensure guests were satisfied and didn't need any modifications to their meals).We had a wedding for 75 people and met their food/beverage & labor minimums with no problem.While Personal Touch may not be the cheapest caterer in San Diego, their VALUE (excellent service, attention to detail, and delicious food) simply cannot be beat. More...

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Cindy

6 April 2015

PTD is the best caterer we have ever dealt with. Lauren, the manager is sweet, engaging, warm and quick to respond to any questions, comments or concerns.
When we went for our tasting and were thoroughly impressed with everything, from the selection of colors, to the china and glassware. It was beautiful, they set it up just as it would be for our day. And then came the food....Sheer amazement. The flavors, the seasoning the, tenderness of the meat, all of it was perfect! I can't wait to experience the food again on our wedding day!
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Justin Navalle

28 March 2015

This team cares and understands service, quality, and value. Very detail oriented and hands on.

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Mary P.

24 January 2015

Personal Touch Dining did a wonderful job with my daughter's wedding at the Darlington House in August 2014.  They were the only affordable company available on the Darlington's approved list but you would of thought they were one of the most expensive ones with the product they delivered. Our guests raved about the food and service.  Lauren and Bethany were very patient with all our questions and concerns. They helped with the layout design and rentals. It couldn't have been more perfect. Thanks Persoanl Touch for helping make my daughters wedding the fairytale she always dreamed about. More...

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Nate

13 January 2015

PTD was extremely professional, courteous and organized for our wedding. They did a phenomenal job. Our food was beyond perfect and their flexibility to perform what was needed at our venue made for a great day. The price paid for what was performed was excellent! I would not hesitate to ever use them or recommend PTD to anyone. Bethany did an exceptional job as well, I would have responses to emails or updated pricing and quotes always before the end of the day. Super organized and helpful. More...

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Kate S.

31 December 2014

We worked with Iman Rosario of PTD most of the year to plan our wedding at Mt. Woodson in October.  Aside from planning the wedding of my dreams, she was so easy to work with, very responsive, and had great ideas.  The food was excellent and we honestly had no issues throughout the entire process - which for a wedding was shocking.I highly recommend considering PTD, and if you do, request Iman - you will not be disappointed.  Also, in case you need venue ideas, check out Mt. Woodson, my guests were blown away by the property - it was a beautiful day! More...

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chrystine p.

17 November 2014

We had our wedding at Mt Woodson on Nov 15th, 2014 and Iman and her team TRULY exceeded our expectations. They are so professional and on point. The planning process was a breeze, Iman answers emails immediately! For any bride that is planning their wedding this is an absolute dream as we often want answers right away and are not always as patient as we might like. Iman is a ROCKSTAR.I can't thank Iman and her team enough. I wasn't the easiest bride, I had lots of requests, was pretty picky about the food and how it looked, and everything else. Iman was patient and always eager to please, and she did.They blew us away, everyone at our wedding was raving about how this was the best food they've had at a wedding, and this is coming from foodies! And the desserts, OH MY GOD divine- chocolate assortment, exotic assortment, chocolate chip cookies, macrons all SO SO tasty. If your planning your wedding be sure to try the tri-tip, and parmesan crusted chicken sooooo tasty! As the bride and groom, she ensured we had food right away and actually got to eat our dinner, as well as brought us apps since we took photos during most of cocktail hour.They packed us to-go boxes which we enjoyed on our flight home. So thoughtful and delicious the day after not even warmed up.THANK YOU for everything. You guys are truly world class. More...

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Eileen S.

6 November 2014

Personal Touch Dining catered our daughter's wedding at their Mt. Woodson venue on 10/24/14.   I wish I could do 10 stars.  Iman, the wedding coordinator, made all the planning so, so easy.  The food was delicious and all the planning was carried out flawlessly....all our wishes were met!  It was a wonderful evening, the food was terrific and no drama at all!!  What a great caterer and fantastic venue.  Our local and out-of-town guests were wowed!  Many thanks to Iman and Personal Touch. More...

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Shaina

5 October 2014

Personal Touch Dining was great to work with. The food was great, and the service was wonderful. They did familly style dinner for us (large plates of food brought out to the table to be passed around) and full bar service, with alcohol we bought on our own. They chilled everything and set it all up for us. Everyone raved about the food. It was high quality, for a very reasonable price, and I really enjoyed working with them. Personalized, high quality and worry free. More...

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Christine C.

5 October 2014

Personal Touch catered my 9/20/2014 wedding at the San Diego Botanic Garden and did a wonderful job.  They were very organized to work with, especially Bethany and Lauren, and I felt very comfortable using their services.  The food was wonderful, there was no shortage of appetizers or dinner, it was kept warm, and all special requests were met, from dietary and allergy needs, to additional service we later added on such as tray passed wine service throughout our cocktail hour and dinner.  They were even so kind as to box up a to-go dinner for me and my husband after the wedding; they knew we didn't have a chance to eat much!  In addition to the food, they do a beautiful job setting up the reception.  They brought in our tables, chairs, linens, dance floor, etc, and everything was lovely and exactly as I requested.  I would definitely use them for another event, and cannot thank them enough for making our wedding perfect! More...

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Lindsay H.

29 August 2014

I'm a wedding planner and PTD is my favorite catering company to work with. Jordan was our Lead and she went above and beyond all expectations. She had a stacked team that ALL offered help and everyone had a fantastic attitude. The wedding went on without a hitch, and a huge part of that was due to this amazing team!!! Thank you Jordan and team!!!!!And the food was delicious! Wouldn't have changed a thing. They are my new #1 recco! More...

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Vince C.

2 June 2014

We used personal touch dining to cater our wedding.  The food was very good as was the service.  That being said:   For simplicity, we paid to use their bartenders which turned out to be a big mistake.  The 'bartenders' they sent were either waitstaff, busboys, or some people they found in the parking lot who wanted to make a couple of bucks.  They were not trained bartenders.  The signature drinks were all made wrong even though we left clear recipes and instructions (we were told that's all we needed to do).  The wedding was a year ago and my friends are still talking about the signature drinks, but for all the wrong reasons.They did not bother to open most of the boxes which were delivered by Bevmo.  I was told we had run out of whiskey and my wife was told they had run out of white wine.  When we unpacked everything the next day we had 3 handles of whiskey and a case of white wine left.  I even saw one of the bartenders mixing a whiskey and coke using a bottle of expensive 16 year old scotch!   If you are going simple with beer and wine only they would probably be adequate but I was pretty disappointed in how the bartenders handled the 1 thing I (the groom) was put in charge of, the bar. More...

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Lianne W.

20 May 2014

Personal touch catered our wedding at Mt Woodson castle 5/10/14 and they truly exceeded my expectations. I have heard nothing but compliments about the amazing venue, the fantastic food and the overall fabulous energy of the whole evening. I am so grateful to Tracy, Iman and the whole Personal Touch team for making our special day so perfect.As a bride we definitely have a lot of concerns, questions, and crazy ideas. Iman was quick to answer all of my questions and totally on point for the entire process. She made all my visions a reality. I can't rave enough about how pleased I am with my entire experience with Personal Touch. I couldn't have asked for more. A++++ More...

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Molly B.

30 April 2014

My husband and I chose Personal Touch Dining and Mount Woodson Castle in Ramona to host our wedding a few weeks ago. Not only were our guests raving about the venues historical charm but also how AMAZING dinner was. Typically at a wedding [or any event of 100+ people for that matter], the food isn't the highlight. Our guests were satisfied with the tray passed hors d' eourves, dinner, and the service! The staff was on top of their game, friendly, and catered to our every need. Iman, our coordinator, assisted us every step of the way, answering our questions in the planning stage, keeping the bridal party in line at the rehearsal, and day of: holy cow, not sure what we would have done without her!Personal Touch Dining is the way to go and when its time to plan the next big party, I know who I am calling! More...

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R D.

26 March 2014

We used this vendor for our wedding at Mt. Woodson Castle & thought they did a spectacular job.  The staff was friendly & the buffet food was amazing.  We also went with the small desserts instead of the cake, which I think everyone enjoyed.  They also accommodated vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free diets.  Since they manage Mt Woodson, they even picked up my shoes I had accidentally left at the venue!  I also think the food at the wedding was better than the food at the original tasting.Last weekend we went to a wedding at the La Jolla Women's Club & they also used Personal Touch.  Roast beef was once again amazing, as were the bacon mashed potatoes & the strawberry salad.  I would highly recommend going with their buffet package.  Staff again were extremely nice, and were all smiles as the guests were rioting over the bacon-wrapped scallops.And once again, I heard the guests commenting on just how good the food was. More...

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Kelly E.

12 January 2014

Personal touch catered our wedding at the Thursday Club on 10/25/13.  They did such a wonderful job!  Lauren was the rep. we worked with prior to the wedding.  She was knowledgeable, organized, reassuring (they help with any coordination needed as well) and answered all of our questions from the start.  The day of, they more then delivered.  The staff was friendly, the food was great and the service was fantastic.  Great job! More...

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Jessica W.

22 October 2013

ABSOLUTELY amazing!! I would recommend them to anyone and everyone. They catered our wedding at the Mt. Woodson Castle and made our event exceptional. We've heard from countless guests raving about the food and service. Leading up to the event they were quick in response to my billion questions and requests. I could not have asked for anything better on my wedding! Thank you immensely for everything!!! Tracy, Donna, Paul and Iman- you guys are a brides dream team!!!!! Xoxo More...

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Elaine A.

16 October 2013

Personal Touch coordinated and catered my wedding at Mt. Woodson's Castle on 10/05. They did a phenomenal job! PRIOR to Wedding: They are amazing at communicating. I got a same day proposal, they did their best to fit my budget, and responded to my endless questions promptly. AT the wedding: The food tasted amazing! Even my boss, who is the pickiest eater, LOVED the food and got several servings. They even had meals for the children and also accomodated my vegan in-laws. Iman, who was the wedding coordinator did a fabulous job keeping us on track and ON TIME! As a hispanic person, and fitting into the usual "always late" stereotype, my family was amazed at that simple fact. It was so ordered and structured, it truly made our wedding a great experience. She decorated the entrance with our designated stuff and also set up the tables beautifully. She was a joy and a pleasure to work with.Always well composed and professional, even with the florist gave her a hard time! AFTER the Wedding: The promptly returned any and all deposits via mail. We didn't have to call and ask, they were honest and quick!OVERALL, they are a great and highly recommended catering company. Great customer service! Worth EVERY penny! :) More...

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Nicole

8 October 2013

Excellent service, excellent value, and excellent food! I can't say how many compliments we got on our wedding buffet, even from the groom's parents, who were against a buffet in the first place! The service team was friendly, quick to serving our guests at the bar, and kept the reception free of emptty drink cups and cake plates! I would definitely recommend Personal Touch to ANYONE looking to host a special event! More...

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Dung N.

30 September 2013

I tried a sample of their crab cakes, watermelon shooter, and artichoke dip. Everything was tasty and they whipped up this cute creation in seconds. I hope their services are great because I might have my wedding catered by them. More...

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Victoria P.

23 September 2013

Personal touch organized and catered our September wedding through Mt. Woodson Castle.  Their organization is amazing!  Tracy, who met with us initially and set up our proposal, was great.  She was very clear on time lines, etc, and answered any questions I had right away.  Iman took over about a month out, and she dealt with countless emails and questions from me, without complaint.  The food was amazing, we had a hard time even narrowing down the buffet choices.  Our guest raved over everything!  The day of the wedding was flawless, Iman coordinated the arrival of our vendors, and set up all of the decor I had brought to the castle.  She made my day SO easy!Overall, Personal Touch was great and I would definitely recommend them More...

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16 September 2013

I highly recommend this wonderful team of event planners and dining specialists! Throughout my whole wedding plans, I made numerous changes to the layout, timeline, tablecloth colors, etc., and they were always so flexible to those modifications. I had a DIY wedding, and they took charge in placing some of my crafts. Also with our tasting sessions, they allowed friends/family to try the food and I could come back to try different foods. It was delicious, and my guests complimented our dishes! I am a vegetarian/vegan as are most of my guests, and I was pleased with how they accommodated. They even hand delivered a salad dish to my house that I wanted to change a dressing on. As far as the day of went, they had 3 main staff run the show, who always came up to me and checked if everything was going okay. They offered to pass out my programs, put away my props, and even had a variety of props you can choose from prior to the event. They are organized, professional, fun, and a really neat company that personalizes everything to fit exactly the way you want it! That is why I decided to donate to them my wedding props. So if you go with them and happen to see decorated mason jars, a large burlap escort board, and some painted vintage signs, I made those and would love to hear that you used them for your wedding too! I absolutely love PTD - I worked with Iman Rosario and Lauren Schultz, both such wonderful gals to work with! Thank you PTD for adding a personal touch to my wedding day! More...

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Sandra R.

10 September 2013

Personal Touch did an amazing job at our wedding! We attended 4 tastings and we were IN LOVE with their food and the quality. Yes, price is not the cheapest, BUT you pay for what you get. I wish they did not have a minimum that you have to have for food, but not a big deal. They handled the rentals as well, minus the linens, which I got for a better price through my florist since it was taffeta. The first person who helped me was Lauren, who was very nice, cheerful and full of life! Then Iman took over and things went good too. The food was IMPECABLE the day of the wedding! I was very worried the quality was not going to be the same as the day of the tasting, but I am glad they proved me wrong. Even though I did not get to taste the appetizers, all my guests couldn't stop talking about them. We had pass Hor Deuvres and an appetizer station with cheeses, fruits etc. Dinner time came and the food was, again, amazing! We had a dual entree of beef and chicken. Everyone commented in how delicious it was. My ONLY tiny complain (really, it could have being worse), at the moment of the toast, me and my husband, as well as my family table, had no champagne, but they ran to get it as soon as I said something. In all great quality food, for a reasonable price. Food was one of my priorities in the wedding and we nailed it with them!!! I will definitely hire them again and recommend them for other events. More...

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7 September 2013

Personal Touch did an amazing job catering my wedding last weekend at the El Cortez!! I worked with Lauren and Iman during the nine months leading up to the day. Both of these ladies were extremely professional, reliable, and detail oriented. We had many guests who requested special meals, and Personal Touch accomodated them without batting an eyelash. The quality of the food was outstanding and we received countless compliments on it. Our day went incredibly smoothly thanks to them. Way to go Personal Touch! More...

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Ellen P.

2 September 2013

Personal Touch catered my wedding yesterday,  and my family and I were extremely pleased with their services.  The food was outstanding and the service was impeccable.  Our day went incredibly smoothly thanks to them. Way to go, Personal Touch! More...

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L J.

29 August 2013

Personal Touch did a great job with our wedding.  They helped us work through all the changes that inevitably happen with weddings.  And they were good about communicating with us.  The guests really enjoyed the food, and we were very pleased with that.  My husband and I both agree that we have rarely, if ever, attended a wedding where the food was even remotely memorable.  This was not the case with our wedding!  I thought the catering staff was very friendly and helpful throughout our event as well.  My only complaint is that the licensed bartenders of Personal Touch did not prepare our signature cocktails according to our instructions.  We had provided some pretty pricey blackberry garnishes that were supposed to be muddled into the drinks.  My emails communicated the preparation of this cocktail in detail.  But instead of a blackberry and mint flavored vodka cocktail, our guests got vodka soda's with no flavor and whole blackberries and mint leaves floating around in them :(.  But like I said, the catering portion I was very happy with, and I would still recommend Personal Touch.  They provided me with good food at a decent price.  I would hire them again in the future. More...

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Rachel B.

8 August 2013

I hired Personal Touch for my rentals and catering for my wedding. I was very happy with the way everything came out. I used the chic buffet, which includes appetizers and a buffet dinner. The food was all very good, my guests were all happy and I got several comments about how good it was- in particular the almond crusted chicken and grilled vegetables. I was even able to serve my vegan, vegetarian, gluten-allergic and children without a problem. My rentals were also wonderful, they set up and turned over the space from ceremony to reception flawlessly. They didn't pressure us to hurry up pictures of anything. We rented everything from small tables for an advice to the couple board to dinner tables and lights for the outdoor patio. I found the servers and the staff to be very helpful and friendly. We also used them for bar staff, but supplied out own alcohol. They were very good and helpful to all of our guests. My only reason for giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is that my account was switched between three different people in the 6-7 months of planning. We started with Lauren, who was wonderful. She arranged our tasting and initial plans. A few months later I was switched to Iman. She was also very nice, but I'm not sure if she just got busy with other weddings about a six weeks before, but I had emailed and asked for a quote on the lighting and it took her almost a month to get the invoice back to me. The lights were included and were about $800 extra. It wasn't a great surprise for two weeks before the wedding. If I had 6 weeks I would have been able to look around for other options, but 2 weeks didn't leave any time for that. Lastly, neither Iman or Lauren were actually at the event. I actually don't remember the gentleman who was running it. He was very nice and capable, and as I said, everything turned out great, but it would have been nice to see a familiar face to feel like the people I had been working with and communicating with all this time would be there to oversee it and make sure everything was done as we talked about.Overall, I was very happy with Personal Touch. They made everything easy, especially the day of the wedding. The food was good, the rentals looked great. Everyone there was pleasant, nice to work with and professional. I would use them again for another large event. More...

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Elizabeth

2 August 2013

I could go on and on about Personal Touch. Based upon our experience, this basically sums it up: awesome food (we did buffet), stellar service, waited on us as the bride and groom on hand and foot and always made sure we had enough food, etc. Bar service was great too. In the several months leading up to the wedding, their intake manager (I'm not sure her exact title...sorry) Lauren Schultz was an absolute JOY to work with. She was so patient with us when we made several changes and had what felt like 1000's of questions for her. She was always prompt in getting back to us and always followed up with a great attitude. Never once did she make us feel like we were bothering her. Overall, I would recommend Personal Touch over and over again! More...

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Ashley W.

14 July 2013

Personal Touch did an amazing job for our wedding last September. We worked with Lauren and she was amazing! Lauren was very detailed, organized and attentive throughout. For the price the food was very good. Of course I am sure there are better caterers out there, but you pay an arm and a leg for them! If you are working with a budget Personal Touch is the way to go. On the day of our wedding they were on time, kept out of the way and had the BEST service!!!!!My guests are still talking about how great they did and I love that they give you little cookies after they meet with you. NICE TOUCH, PERSONAL TOUCH (I had to!).Book them, they will not disappoint you! More...

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Roxy H.

7 July 2013

Wow just wow!!! This catering company is just amazing. We used them for our wedding a few weeks ago and they made it such a pleasure. They covered everything and I did not have to worry once. The prices are very very reasonable especially for the services you get. Lauren and Iman helped me through a year of planning and they were so great about responding to my emails and phone calls and any question I had was answered with great reassurance. They did our food, decor, and tables/chairs. The taste testing was more than I expected and very helpful in making our choice. Every single person at our wedding was just raving about how great the food was. I will definitely use them for any future events that I may need them and they should be your #1 choice for your event. More...

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Jennifer

10 May 2013

It is hard to find the following in San Diego:
• A great venue with elegant and unique touches that are not your standard “ballroom”
• An indoor/outdoor feel
• Great food and exceptional service
• Staff that goes above and beyond for the guests
• At a fair rate
We found all this and more at Mt Woodson Castle in Ramona where Tracy Zemke and Personal Touch Catering provided us the wedding of our dreams where everyone had a GREAT time. Food was fantastic, service excellent, ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner under the stars and dancing in the great room of this century old castle. Tracy took great care of us and treated us like she wanted our business and worked hard to get it. Once we signed the contract her service got even better. Tracy and Personal Touch went above and beyond for us, and our guests setting the stage for our dream wedding. If you meet with her ask about the bride and groom who ordered In-n-Out.
We highly recommend Tracy Z, Personal Touch and Mt Woodson where they can make your wedding as magical as ours.
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Jenn P.

10 May 2013

My wife and I selected Personal Touch for our wedding last month. It was definitely the right choice! We had very specific needs for our reception. I come from an Irish family full of meat and potatoes eaters and my wife is Indian and has several vegetarian family members. They were able to accommodate all of our requests with ease. The food and service were absolutely amazing! Several guests told me that they have never been to a wedding with food that was actually good. They said it didn't even taste like "wedding food". Although the cost exceeded our budget, it was worth it because of how smoothly everything went. It has been over a month and still I am hearing about how fantastic it was from our guests. Someone just told me yesterday how nice they were during the reception and how on top of everything the servers were. Excellent job! I HIGHLY recommend Personal Touch for all catering needs. More...

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Mary Silverman

19 January 2013

After speaking with several companies, my husband and I decided on Personal Touch Dining to cater our wedding. From the moment we inquired about their services to the execution of the event, they were there for us every step of the way! Their sales and operations team was extremely professional and made sure that every detail was covered. The day of our wedding the food was just as delicious as it was at our tasting, service was excellent and decor was beautiful! Their prices were very reasonable and they included so many complimentary items and services to make our day complete.

I HIGHLY recommend Personal Touch Dining!!!
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Pat Connolly

27 December 2012

I can say the food is amazing and the pricing is reasonable and that’s all fine and dandy. But I think the TRUE strength with personal touch dinning is the quality of the staff. Tracy Zemke (Owner) is just a wonderful lady that knows how to execute quality. Her staff are friendly, personable and very caring to the needs of the client. Everyone from the office staff to the onsite personnel. Every aspect is done with 5 star 5 diamond standards. Good people serving wonderful food and creating a dinning experience that’s truly some of the finest food and service you will receive in our industry. I Highly Recommend Personal Touch Dinning! Thanks, DJ Pat More...

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Bertha Hernandez

12 December 2012

Personal Touch Dining has provided excellent service with its professional staff, accommodating attitude and delicious food! Their goal is to allow you to enjoy your event and they'll take care of the catering details. What a breath of fresh air. Thanks PTD! More...

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Molly M.

9 December 2012

Personal Touch did a fantastic job catering my wedding. I was so impressed by their excellent customer service from the tasting to the reception. The food was tasty, the rentals/linens were perfect and the staff was awesome. Although I thought we would have two bartenders, the one they selected was phenomenal. She was so fast making a variety of drinks and always had a huge smile on her face. For the price and the service they provided, Personal Touch is the way to go. More...

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Jon T.

29 November 2012

PTD handled our wedding at Mt Wodson Castle back in June. The entire process was absolutely perfect, from initial discussions, to the tasting at their office (AWESOME!), and all the way through the event. Tracy and her team handled everything and the entire day went off without a hitch. Our guests kept telling me that this was the best wedding they've been to - I think PTD had a lot to do with that. Thanks so much Personal Touch Dining! More...

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Jon Tucker

6 November 2012

My wife and I worked with Personal Touch Dining for our June 23, 2012 wedding and could not have been happier. Not only was the food great (everyone loved it!), but PTD took care of all of the details for the big day. Tracy made sure that all the vendors were setup on-site and that everything was perfect by the time we arrived along with our guests (our ceremony was off-site). My wife and I have literally 0 complaints about the big day...not even a small one. So many of our guests told us this was the best wedding they have ever been to, and we have PTD to thank for it. Thanks so much!!! More...

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Lindsay

2 November 2012

Personal Touch did such a wonderful job throughout the planning process. Lauren was very responsive whenever I had a question and was quick to explain anything that I wasn't sure about. The food was delicious during our tasting and they didn't disappoint on the day of.. I opted for a buffet style which meant their tents would be sharing space with my cocktail hour.. I was worried of how it would look on the terrace, but I didn't even notice the cooking tents.. The waitstaff were very attentive and checked on me to make sure I had everything I needed. I would recommend them to anyone!! More...

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Jessica

25 October 2012

As a wedding coordinator myself, I could not have been happier with my decision for Catering. My points of contact Lauren & Iman were beyond professional and prompt with returning my emails and phone calls. They were reliable up to the very last detail as I made many last-minute changes to the set up and timeline of my wedding day. The staff day-of were impeccable and food/beverage service was seamless, my business partner and day-of coordinator, Billie, even said that she did not have to prompt them for the champagne toast as they were already on top of it. Reed was very attentive and made sure everything went off without a hitch.The food was delicious and my glass was never empty. I would absolutely recommend Personal Touch Dining to my friends, and intend to recommend them to future brides. Cheers! More...

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Paula M.

23 October 2012

My daughter-in-law selected Personal Touch long-distance for my son's and her destination wedding reception.   Personal Touch did an outstanding job on the food for the wedding.  The "stations" were decorated elegantly,and - more importantly, the food was delicious!  Reid did an outstanding job as the "caterer-manager" for the evening.  All of the serve staff was attentive the guests' needs and dietary requirements.Thank you,Paula Mantell More...

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Lindsey Y.

18 October 2012

We are so thankful that we chose Personal Touch Dining to handle our catering and event rentals.  They are truly a pleasure to work with, very knowledgable and professional.  Our tasting was an amazing experience, set up like a private dinner complete with wine, and the food is great!  Communication with all of the PTD team was prompt and thorough throughout the planning process, they would often respond to my emails within hours!  Aside from preparing and serving delicious food (rave reviews from all of our guests) they helped us with planning and design and also referred vendors.  On our wedding day they went above and beyond, preparing to go bags of apps, dinner, and desert for my husband and I (we were too excited to eat!).  We will definitely consider Personal Touch for any future catering needs! More...

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17 October 2012

We are so thankful that we chose Personal Touch Dining to handle our catering and event rentals. They are truly a pleasure to work with, very knowledgable and professional. Our tasting was an amazing experience, set up like a private dinner complete with wine, and the food is great! Communication with all of the PTD team was prompt and thorough throughout the planning process, they would often respond to my emails within hours! Aside from preparing and serving delicious food (rave reviews from all of our guests) they helped us with planning and design and also referred vendors. On our wedding day they went above and beyond, preparing to go bags of apps, dinner, and desert for my husband and I (we were too excited to eat!). We will definitely consider Personal Touch for any future catering needs! More...

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Kerri

23 September 2012

Personal Touch is fantastic. You can tell Tracy is a professional who has been the business for many years. Her experience shows in all she does. The food was delicious and our guests noticed, because we received rave reviews. More...

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Vynce P.

30 July 2012

I'm a wedding DJ (Music Phreek DJ & Lighting) and had the privilege of working with Reid and his amazing staff at a wedding at the Darlington House on 7/21/12. Great food, service and very professional! I was very impressed. They treated the vendors as well as the clients and its refreshing to see such enthusiasm from a catering company. Thanx again for everything! Looking forward to working the next event with you all. More...

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Bella

10 July 2012

Tracy and her team are amazing throughout the entire process! They were able to work within my budget and customize menu items. We even had a tasting which was so much fun!
They are very friendly, extremely knowledgable, and always available for questions. Tracy knows everything and has great resources for other vendors as well. I really enjoyed working with them and I think the biggest compliment is that my guests were going back for seconds and raving that it was the best wedding food they had EVER. Personal Touch Catering is a great choice!!!
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Janell B.

17 March 2012

Due to our unique wedding circumstances, we did not get to choose our specific wedding caterer- but I must say we really lucked out! We had a brunch wedding so our food was more breakfast themed.  There were pastries, muffins, omelets and THE MOST AMAZING eggs benedict we have ever had. The eggs benedict alone made the brunch! I only gave 4 stars because for our appetizers we had fruit on a stick- which I didnt really think was very creative (which may of had nothing to do with the caterer and more to do with the planner), deviled eggs- this is a tough one because personally I think I make the best deviled eggs ever so thes were just so-so for me, and mini quiche's- which Im pretty sure were just the one's from Costco.  Apps were just ok, but main course was fantastic! Again we had not so normal circumstances but overall everything was good. I would DEFINITELY recommend them for breakfast themed events! More...

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Estephany

11 October 2011

Personal Touch Dining, and Tracy in particular, were amazing! They pulled together my dream wedding flawlessly. The food was amazing, set up was fabulous, and their staff was profesisonal and extremely helpful. I received tons of compliments from my guests on what an amazing event Personal Touch Dining put together for us. From day one, Tracy was a fountain of ideas and knowledge on what it takes to plan a spectacular wedding. She is extremely responsive and will stop at nothing to make sure you have your dream wedding! More...

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Angela

9 October 2011

We were so pleased with Personal Touch. Tracy and Lauren are incredible. We did a tasting and were so happy with the food and food choices. Everything was delicious...it was hard to choose! Our guests loved the food and couldn't get enough of it. The appetizers were also a big hit. The bacon-mushroom caps are amazing! They decorated our reception area so beautifully! The linens on all the tables were just the right color and the buffet table was set up very nicely. Their attention to detail was definitely noticed. Additionally, they have amazing service. The servers were always making sure everyone was taken care of. We were very happy with Personal Touch and would highly recommend them. You will not be disappointed. More...

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Jen M.

19 September 2011

My fiancee and I paid for our whole wedding and we researched caterers more than any other vendor! One of my bridesmaids works in the industry and once I told her about the steal we were getting with PTD her enthusiasm reinforced our decision to book with them. We hired PTD for our recent wedding and they met and exceeded ALL our expectations!! Everyone said they really liked EVERYTHING and were surprised that we actually had good wedding food. We got tray passed appetizers: fresh fruit shooters, peanut chicken kabobs, and mango quesadillas and for dinner we had: stuffed chicken, seasonal vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes with french and olive bread on each of the tables. Everything between the initial tasting, the complimentary "to-go" box of chocolate chip cookies after every visit, providing complimentary linens (floor length), napkins, and other extras that most others definitely did not provide helped make our choice an easy one. They even let us borrow a cupcake stand for an amazing display my friend made for us. Our day-of event manager (Becca) provided wonderful and energetic service throughout the entire day and accommodated to all of our needs even making sure we had food plates ready before our guest started to eat. The catering staff/bartender was friendly and personable as well as dressed professionally. And most importantly, the office sales manager (Lauren) was organized, punctual and did everything she could to answer ALL of our questions along the way in a timely manner to ensure we would not have anything to worry about on our big day...a BIG plus!! PTD is a wonderful caterer for couples who want an amazing wedding at an even more amazing price!! Thanks for making our event PERFECT!! More...

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Lara K.

14 August 2011

We hired Personal Touch Dining to cater our wedding reception at the Powerhouse in Del Mar.  Highly recommended, easy to work with, and great staff!  Our main contact Amanda was very patient and diligent in documenting every single detail I requested and made sure everything turned out exactly how I envisioned.  We originally were going to buy the alcohol ourselves, but they offer a fantastic bartender/alcohol option that saved us time and money.  They have lots of menu options to choose from.  We went with their signature chicken dish for the main dish, and splurged on the chocolate covered strawberries for extra fun for our guests.  Every course was delicious and served on schedule, yet the servers did a great job of staying out of the way and were hardly noticed.  Multiple guests commented on how much they enjoyed the food! More...

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Monica

8 February 2011

Tracy and her team are fantastic! From the first meeting at our testing I was thoroughly impressed. They were very professional and very helpful throughout my entire planning process. On the day of the wedding all of the staff were so nice, friendly, and helpful. And they made the tables, bar, buffet, food, etc. look amazing! I could not have asked for a better caterer. More...

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brooke

9 January 2011

I was so pleased with the exceptional job that Personal Touch Catering did for my wedding. They completely exceeding my expectations and went above and beyond to make my event go smoothly and to make sure that my guests were happy. The food was fantastic. I heard nothing but raves from even the pickiest of foodies among my guests. I had some special requests to make the event more sustainable and the chef was willing to work with me to find “eco-friendly” alternatives. And the service and attention to detail was excellent – Rebecca Slaughter was the catering manager and she was so sweet and worked so incredibly hard to ensure everything was perfect. The rest of crew did and equally excellent job. I feel very lucky to have found them. More...

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Brooke S.

9 January 2011

I was so pleased with the exceptional job that Personal Touch Catering did for my wedding. They completely exceeding my expectations and went above and beyond to make my event go smoothly and to make sure that my guests were happy. The food was fantastic. I heard nothing but raves from even the pickiest of foodies among my guests.  I had some special requests to make the event more sustainable and the chef was very willing to work with me to find "green" alternatives. And the service and attention to detail was excellent - Rebecca was the catering manager and she was so sweet and worked so incredibly hard to ensure everything was perfect. The rest of crew did and equally excellent job. I feel very lucky to have found them. More...

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Emily N.

13 December 2010

I never did a follow-up for Personal Touch, and I feel bad, especially since they were so wonderful.  They were fantastic for our wedding, the food was actually better than at the tasting, and the staff were so good that guests from the wedding even noticed (think about the weddings you've been to-- do you remember any of the staff?).  They even had a girl (whose name I can't remember now) who I honestly think was assigned just to make sure my hubby and I had a drink in our hand the whole time.  They really were the best vendor in the whole wedding process, and we had some really great people. More...

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Kristi

11 August 2010

I can't say enough good things about Personal Touch Dining. We were so impressed with them from our very first meeting. They offered so many choices, and were so helpful. The food was OUTSTANDING! The food on our wedding day was just as delicious as it was at our food tasting. We got a lot of compliments from our guests. Not only was the food good, but they were very attentive. They are very professional and friendly. I would highly recommend them and will definitely use them again in the future. More...

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Maribel G.

14 June 2010

Personal Touch Dining catered our wedding reception and they went above and beyond our expectations.  We decided to go with them, because of their great communication with us from the beginning.  Their prices are also very reasonable and the person who worked with us, Sarah, thought of all the little details we needed to address.Our guests raved about the food and service throughout the night.  We never had to get up and request anything.  Our night was perfect and PTD made it possible.  Thank you! More...

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Ashley

30 March 2010

I have nothing but wonderful things to say. Personal Touch was simply outstanding. From the very first meeting, the staff (especially Tracy) was extremely friendly, professional, and thorough. The price was VERY reasonable. Throughout the wedding planning process, Tracy and Amanda made themselves available to answer some of our questions that had nothing to do with the catering! My mom would bug them with ettiquette questions about unrelated things, and they were happy to help. On the day of the wedding, they were on time, swift in their preparations, and extremely professional. The food was AMAAAZING (we got the filet mignon and artichoke chicken), and i had dozens of guests tell me how delicious the food was, and how beautiful the tablescapes were. I would highly, highly recommend this caterer. I wouldn't use anyone else for my future events. More...

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Emily

15 October 2009

These ladies were definitely my favorite vendor! They are extremely nice, very helpful, and know absolutely everything. I probably called them twice a week leading up to the wedding, and they had an answer immediately, every time. Then, the day of, everyone loved the food, commented on the staff (especially the bartender girl!) and the buffets and linens were gorgeous! Also, they made us a little care package to take to the hotel afterwards, with pieces of cake and mini takeout containers of dinner in case we hadn't gotten enough to eat. Absolutely loved them... More...

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Lisa

8 September 2009

Oh my gosh!.I can't say enough about Personal Touch. They absolutely made the wedding spectacular! I will recomend them to anyone and everyone. Not only was the food excellent, the staff made my vision come to life. I only had one in person meeting and all other communication by email or phone which was very conveniant. Tracy,Amanda and the rest of the staff at Personal Touch are the reason my guests are still commenting on how lovely my wedding was. The price was very reasonable as well. Thank You Personal Touch! More...

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noemi a.

27 August 2009

They catered my wedding reception. Heavy appetizers which included a mash potato bar with all the fixings, a carving station with the best tri tip EVER! They had the best service the best food and the staff!Thank you guys, for making my day extra special. I keep getting lots of compliments! More...

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Emily

18 August 2009

They were excellent to work with. I have food allergies and they easily adjusted the menu to accommodate them. The food was hot, tasty and presented beautifully. You will certainly receive great value beyond the price tag. More...

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Heather

5 May 2009

We used Personal Touch Dining as our caterer for our wedding as well as coordinating our event rental needs. They were a joy to work with! The food was amazing! I have never heard so many people rave about the food at the wedding. Tracy was great to work with, very helpful, professional and supportive. The staff at the event was very professional, nice and attentive. A very good value for the phenomenal service and very tasty food. More...

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Sara

8 September 2008

They were fantastic! Excellent service and excellent food! Our guests and us were very pleased

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M P.

11 July 2008

Wonderful caterers!  When we were planning our wedding, I really wanted to do an outdoor picnic...burgers and Italian sausages and baked beans and salads...you know, a picnic.  When bringing this up to caterers, you'd think I'd told them that I wanted to serve a wedding dinner of boogers on Triscuits.  Is it that big a deal?Not at Personal Touch.  When I explained my idea, the reply was, "Great!  Sounds like my kind of meal."  Was it one of the things they normally do at weddings?  No.  Were they happy to do so for mine?  Yes.  Inexpensively?  Yes.  Did it taste yummy?  Absolutely.Included:  Rentals, bartenders, servers and a catering coordinator who helped me remember all the important details.My favorite comment about our wedding?  My husband to a friend, "Hey!  Are you having a good time?"  Friend, "Uh, yeah!  I'm wearing shorts and I'm eating a cheeseburger!"  Done.  Thanks to Personal Touch for making it happen. More...

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Kimberly

8 May 2008

Excellent work! Tracy was awesome to work with and made everything fit in our budget! Very easy and stress free

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Cristy

26 October 2007

I loved Personal Touch! Their service was fantastic at the wedding and all of the preparation was super easy. They did everything so I didn't have to think of a thing...and it was reasonably priced! That was the best part! They were the cheapest I could find for a good value!!! I love them! I would definitely use them again. More...

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Carol O.

30 January 2007

definitely not for the high-falutin' gourmet but decent food & quality that won't put you in debt when planning a wedding for 185 (as we did).we worked w/ kristin and LOVE her.  communication was excellent--email responses were almost always received in the same day.  her organization and kindness made for a very pleasant experience for us as we customized nearly every option possible for our event.  kristin always told me "don't stress, it'll be taken care of" and no matter what detail we were working on, she was always right.  the execution was quite possibly flawless.  servers were always friendly and even my finnicky guests complimented the food.  we also went through them for all of our rentals and from what i can tell, that was a very quick and painless process (per the coordinator since we never dealt directly with them). More...