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Pure Joy Catering

Santa Barbara, California

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Pure Joy Catering

Santa Barbara, California

(29)

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Pure Joy offers fabulous full service catering and special event planning in the Santa Barbara area. Our experienced event management team will work within your budget to create the event of your dreams. From delicious handmade fare to friendly and knowledgeable service, Pure Joy is the team to bring your vision to life.

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G
21 November 2019

Unbelievable! Patrick was so incredibly helpful from the very moment we started planning. He's a true professional and knows just about everything that goes into hosting the best weddings in Santa Barbara. His team made our reception absolutely beautiful - from the appetizer stations, to the food displays, and bar. And they coordinated it perfectly - there was never a moment in which anyone was left wanting. Maybe they were just being nice, but all our guests GUSHED over the food and desserts. Truly a great catering operation and could not be more grateful to Patrick and his team! Thank you Pure Joy! More...

K
14 November 2019

Megan was amazing!! As a Planner and Coordinator I’m not only looking for great food, quality and value, but also responsiveness, professionalism and a team attitude. .. Meghan goes above and beyond let me tell you! She was more familiar with this particular venue than I, having worked there many times before, and rather than making me figure things out on my own, she stepped in and collaborated with me on the layout and floor plan, where things would make the most sense, the rental order and timing. The food, much like our experience behind the scenes, was absolutely amazing. She was a dream, we can’t wait to work with PureJoy and Meghan again, and neither should you. More...

K
14 June 2019

My mom had used Pure Joy catering for an event before, and - when it came to our wedding - she made sure we went with them again! We started with communicating with Patrick, who was the most attentive and helpful catering coordinator! It was an easy process of looking at food options, requesting estimates for pricing, changing options up, as well as their help in booking rentals (we used Bright rentals). Their office is easy to get to and very welcoming. We were unable to do an official tasting, but we did some Backstage Tastings from other events and devoured every bite of the food! That was all what happened BEFORE the wedding! My husband and I had 100% confidence in the food for the wedding (including the help to decide how much and which alcohols to purchase for the full bar). The final meeting before the wedding included a reassurance that my husband and I (and our bridal/grooms parties) would be fed the delicious passed appetizers and food. The day of the wedding, during cocktail hour, we were served the delicious coconut shrimp with mango chutney, mini hamburger sliders, and artichoke bottoms. To die for! Then, we had buffet style for our dinner, and we were served a little taste of everything at our head table prior to the other tables being dismissed to serve themselves. It allowed us to eat our meal and enjoy each morsel that we'd chosen! We had a delicious gorgonzola/walnut salad, macaroni and cheese with gruyere cheese, roasted farmers market veggies, chicken provencal, chimichurri flank steak, and salmon with sun dried tomatoes. Every bite was heaven! Pure Joy makes the event seamless, and I couldn't have been more pleased. We absolutely recommend! More...

K
21 May 2019

Pure Joy was a joy to work with! They really listened to what we wanted and the food was sooooo delicious. All fresh and amazing. We had the raw bar which I highly recommend and a few food stations with paella, tacos and ravioli along with amazing veggies. I got sooo many compliments on how good the food was! They were very much willing to work with us and listen to what our vision was and to make sure we got what we wanted while still working with us on the budget. They were very professional and easy to work with. I definitely recommend!Patrick did an amazing job on the night, directing a perfect event. If anything went even remotely wrong behind the scenes we had no idea - it ran perfectly. And this in spite of some unruly guests throwing spanners in the works. Patrick acted with commendable professionalism and dedication throughout. One of our friends - likely (undoubtedly...) the most pretentious foodie we know, who is currently studying culinary sciences in Italy - told us that the tacos were the best he had eaten. Our vegan guests (bless them) loved the market fresh seasonal roasted veg - seasoned to perfection. The oysters and Ponzu scallops were my husband's personal highlight - he had to be dragged away from the Raw bar to go take photos. The French guests, of which there were plenty, couldn't get enough of the ice cream cookie sandwiches. More...

N
3 November 2018

It’s delicious They make your event so unique

A
30 October 2018

Pure joy catered my sister's wedding and did an exceptional job. Everything looked amazing and the food was absolutely incredible. I definitely wouldn't recommend anyone else to cater your events. More...

K
30 October 2018

The entire Pure Joy team was amazing! In particular, Ellen was an extraordinary partner in helping me and my husband design and execute a beautiful menu for our wedding. We had peace of mind at each step in the process (even during our big day) because Pure Joy is truly the best. Paying a little more than some other local vendors was totally worth it - the food was so fresh and delicious and they paid attention to every small detail. I would highly recommend them to anyone planning a wedding or any other event when you want to deliver an extraordinary experience to your guests. More...

C
30 October 2018

If you’re thinking about using pure joy catering don’t think just do!!!! They’re absolutely amazing. Every person that we dealt with was so accommodating. They made us feel comfortable with our choices and we’re so knowledgeable in every aspect of our wedding. The food stations and main courses were definitely some of the best food we have ever had!! Presentation was on point just as the service was. We highly recommended using Pure joy catering for your next event. Way to go guys you rock!!! More...

D
19 October 2018

Yummy food, professional staff and appropriate decor for every event I've DJ'd!

C
16 October 2018

If you’re thinking about using pure joy catering don’t think just do!!!! They’re absolutely amazing. Every person that we dealt with was so accommodating. They made us feel comfortable with our choices and we’re so knowledgeable in every aspect of our wedding. The food stations and main courses were definitely some of the best food we have ever had!! Presentation was on point just as the service was. We highly recommended using Pure joy catering for your next event. Way to go guys you rock!!! More...

K
1 August 2018

I can't say enough about Pure Joy and their amazing team. Their client service is phenomenal, their food is superb, they are environmentally conscious, and their event planners are a true joy to work with, making sure all the details are tended to. I've always had a positive experience when working with their team! More...

R
28 May 2018

Wow! Every time I am lucky enough to attend a Pure Joy event it is better than the last. I understand Lynette travels the world in quest of the latest greatest intentional new recipe. She has evidently conquered it. Can't wait till the next one! More...

S
28 May 2018

We hired Pure Joy for our small wedding - 23 people. They did a multi-course sit down dinner with passed appetizers. Food was simply delicious! So much so that we asked for a couple of the recipes :) Service was impeccable. Polite, friendly, and attentive. Patrick was great to work with from the beginning - great communication from start to finish. We had a last minute change in the venue for the ceremony due to the weather and they accommodated us willing. Very professional team. What they delivered was definitely worth what we paid. Highly recommended. More...

L
28 May 2018

It has been a little over two months since we got married and we’re on cloud 9 living in wedding bliss. We chose Pure Joy Catering to cater our wedding and it was a fantastic experience from beginning to end. The execution was absolutely flawless, the food was fresh and delicious and they really were Pure Joy. They took the hassle out of planning by managing our rentals and insuring we had everything we needed and provided the most amazing service around. They were quick to respond to any question I had and worked with me to create my dream wedding. I highly recommend them if you want your wedding or event to go off without a hitch. There’s a reason their office walls are full of thank you notes and awards – they’re simply the best in town. And it doesn’t hurt that they cooked the best darn wedding food I’ve ever had! Literally!!! Thank you Pure Joy! Love, The Bennetts More...

A
28 May 2018

Pure Joy Catering was out at our venue, The White Barn Edna Valley, last weekend for an awesome and successful wedding. They were very professional and great to work with both leading up to the event and during event weekend. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, and the staff was experienced and friendly. We can't wait to have Pure Joy Catering back out at The White Barn Edna Valley! More...

B
28 May 2018

We had an incredible experience working with Pure Joy for our wedding this past November. As lovers of food, we had high expectations for our caterer and Pure Joy did not disappoint. Our menu was unique and Lynette did the research to make the menu of our dreams and the team executed it with perfection. We continue to be told by our friends and family that it was hands down the best food they had ever tasted at a wedding. Beyond the food, Pure Joy handled the entire event planning process and the execution on the day of went without a hitch. We had numerous events and stations throughout the event. Each area was setup and torn down throughout the evening without the guests noticing and a great time was had by all. I'll never have to hire another wedding caterer for myself, but I'll happily recommend Pure Joy to anyone on the hunt! You won't be disappointed. More...

T
5 May 2018

All I can say is you won’t be disappointed! Good job Pure Joy

B
14 December 2017

Pure Joy Catering catered our wedding this past November and it was a fantastic experience from beginning to end. From planning to execution, the entire experience was flawless. Everyone was a joy to work with during the planning stage, the food was exquisite, and the staff on site the night of the wedding was organized, friendly and tended to our every need with a smile. More...

M
4 May 2017

Pure joy has a smooth and succinct process with great product and wonderful to work for!

M
26 April 2017

Pure Joy was such a pleasure to work with. From our initial call to the actual wedding day, every concern/question/comment we had was met with professionalism and understanding. There was one miscommunication snafu, but since we were planning our wedding in Los Olivos from Alaska, it's to be expected. Patrick, Kacie, and the rest of the staff were a dream to work with! The number one comment we keep hearing from our guests is just how amazing our food and desserts were, and we absolutely agree! Thank you for everything! More...

T
11 February 2017

A Stellar Team of Event Professionals with a long-proven history of excellence and an incomparable local reputation! More than just excellent catering. ..Pure Joy brings it all toghether to make any event a truly stellar occasion! ����� More...

S
23 November 2015

Pure Joy plus Music by Bonnie equals the perfect wedding!

D
17 September 2015

Awesome food, awesome people ... Simplicity and ease combined with elegance and yum!!! Pure joy!

C
12 August 2014

The very best there is....anyplace!!!

K
4 August 2014

Well I get to work for Pure Joy...and while it is hard (physical) work, working for this company is true to its name...pure joy! And I am not just blowing smoke or trying to land shifts (although I will take them). Every team I have worked with...every supervisor...cream of the crop! So whether you are hiring them to make your wedding the best or want to work (hard) for a terrific company, search no more. More...

J
6 May 2014

pure magic!!!!!

L
5 January 2014

The best!

K
19 October 2013

Amazing opportunity to fall in love with great food and outstanding people

T
19 October 2013

Preparations created by Pure Joy Catering aren't just a pleasure, they are a treasure.