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The Catering Carnival

Los Angeles , Los Angeles

(48)
1 hire on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
The Catering Carnival logo
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The Catering Carnival

Los Angeles , Los Angeles

(48)
1 hire on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

About

We are a family owned & operated company! We started in 2015 with a food truck, and quickly progressed to a catering company & personal chef service!

Our daughter was born in April 2016, and since her arrival, we have been more passionate than ever about our true goal.

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Jazmine A.

9 June 2019

We had the carnival food truck for my sisters graduation/bday party and it was amazing. Communication with Kelsey prior to the event was great and she did an amazing job of working within our budget! The food was also amazing!! All my guest were talking about how the food was so delicious! Would highly recommend the carnival food truck. Would definitely be using their services again! More...

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Jill

27 November 2018

They were able to handle my event on a last minute basis, which was great. They came up with a wonderful menu and I had a lot of choices from them. Their presentation was really nice. But the bottom line on this was the food was incredible. Everyone at my event loved all of it. My boss told me the food was excellent. The experience with them was overall very good, professional and delicious. More...

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Scott

27 November 2018

Great communication, and the food was superb! Would definitely recommend them for any event, no matter the size!

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Kami

27 November 2018

Kelsea cooked me and my family an amazing dinner for Mother's Day. Even though it was at the last minute she made it happen! The food was delicious! Thank you again Kelsea!! More...

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Julie

27 November 2018

Taco bar was a hit today! The guys ate everything and I received many compliments. Thank you for making lunch something a little more personal then the same old "box lunch.

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Julie

27 November 2018

Catering Carnival was great! They were on time, professional, and friendly. Our guests loved the food. Thank you very much!

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Sherry

27 November 2018

The price we excellent. The delivery was on time. The food was hot - quality was better than decent. Friendly staff and owners. Could not have purchased the amount of food we ordered and paid what I paid. Recommend them and will use them again in the future! More...

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David

27 November 2018

Outstanding caterer. The food was really delicious and the customer service was outstanding. Prices are very reasonable!

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Patricia

27 November 2018

Kelsea and her team were professional and friendly. The food was a hit for my birthday party! People kept going back for more!! Every item she promised was delivered accurately and on time. They also went above and beyond in ensuring that I was a happy customer. More...

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Angela

27 November 2018

Kelsea was extremely responsive throughout the process leading up to our event. She worked with my schedule and really helped us nail down a menu that met our needs and our budget. I cannot stress how much I appreciated her promptness with everything and she really made my job planning everything much easier. The food was delivered on time and they were SO friendly. The food was yummy and everyone really enjoyed it. Will be using them in the future! More...

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Camille

27 November 2018

I had a ton of questions, and Kelsea was very patient with me while we were trying to come up with our final order. She replied to every email within an half hour and the communication was amazing. Our order came promptly on time, just as described and they took great care of us. Thanks again Kelsea and company!! More...

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Marilyn

27 November 2018

Great Thanksgiving feast! The food was delicious . It was delivered exactly on time and was hot! Thank you! Everyone loved it.

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Lori

27 November 2018

Appreciate The Catering Carnival was prompt and helpful in getting our order to a seemingly out of the way place downtown! The food was hot, great and our guests were pleased! More...

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Thomas

27 November 2018

They came through in the clutch! My order was placed less than 24hours before the scheduled meeting and they were able to accommodate and deliver without a glitch! We ordered breakfast and it was great! Thank you sooooo much...yall were beyond awesome!! More...

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April

27 November 2018

Very quick to set up and make everything look great. It was delicious!

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Tanya

27 November 2018

I gifted my boss (who just had a baby) a lunch for her and her family. The whole process was easy and I received quick responses from the team. My boss and her family loved the food and was super grateful More...

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Cristal

27 November 2018

We hired The Catering Carnival for our New Year's Eve party and the food was a big hit. I will definitely use them again in the future!

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Abid

27 November 2018

Chef J David cooked us a great meal and catering carnival provided great service throughout the whole process.

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Alex

27 November 2018

Everything was delicious and was better then what I had expected, all my party guest were very impressed with the quality and taste!

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Tracy

27 November 2018

Catering Carnival provided drop off catering (breakfast and lunch) service for a location photo shoot that I produced. They did a good job. They were on-time, efficient and service was friendly More...

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Yasmin

27 November 2018

My daughters Birthday was amazing, the Catering Carnival made pizzas, pink cone shaped french fries and Mac and cheese in cupcake pink cups, the kids were in HEAVEN!!!!! not one piece was left! My daughters exact words were " Can the Chefs come here every day" The display looked like a fairy tale , they were amazing, I will be uploading pics soon. Please Chefs save the date for her next BDAY!!! More...

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Erica

27 November 2018

​The service was accommodating, very well organized, cooking in quiet, generous in its making us at ease. Food was delicious.

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Margaret

27 November 2018

Kelsea was super helpful in getting our party set up with food. It was all delicious and she was always super quick to reply :) thanks Kelsea !!

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Kimberly

27 November 2018

​Kelsea was professional and great in helping plan the menu and all the details about our event. We hosted a 4th of July party for about 75 people. Jamal is the chef and the food was great- everyone was very pleased. He was great in setting up everything and fun and professional. More...

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Shannon

27 November 2018

Having driven about 2 hours from the high desert to Huntington Beach and not having to worry about how to feed all the families we invited for our "company beach day off" made our day even greater. I know that in the future we can count on Catering Carnival for these events. More...

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Kelsey

27 November 2018

Chef J David catered a private dinner for my anniversary. He was timely, friendly, and the food was excellent. We would absolutely hire him again and recommend him to friends.

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Claire

27 November 2018

We used Catering Carnival to cater a work event and everything ran perfectly! Even with our crazy schedule and range of how many co-workers would participate Kelsea and her team made it happen! Thank you guys for a successful event!! More...

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Terry

27 November 2018

​From beginning to end Catering Carnival was great. Kelsea was responsive and professional with all of my inquiries, and they came through with delicious food which was promptly delivered. I’d recommend them and use them again without hesitation. More...

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Mia

27 November 2018

My guests really enjoyed the sliders and bacon wrapped chicken. They delivered on time and answered all my questions before I booked with them

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Lloyd

27 November 2018

Excelled in professionalism, responsiveness, and punctuality!

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Debra

27 November 2018

Kelsea was just wonderful and I look forward to working with her. She gave me quotes exactly with my budget and was totally responsive and professional!

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Edwin

27 November 2018

Oh man - The Catering Carnival was absolutely amazing and I can't wait to hire them again! We had our Thanksgiving dinner drop-off catered by them this year. It was magnificent. They allowed us to customize our menu to our exact specifications and then BOY did they ever deliver. The food arrived at the exact minute we had requested. It was all hot and yummy! The turkey was succulent, the stuffing contained a plethora of amazing flavors with a hint of sweet, the yams practically tasted like pie filling, and (my favorite) the green bean casserole was many different layers of savory goodness. There were also Brussel sprouts with bacon, some yummy rolls, and their homemade Mac and cheese was the bomb! Kids loved it... ok yes, the adults went nuts for it too! Like I said, we are already planning on hiring them for our next event.... so, I would highly recommend them! You will not be disappointed! More...

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Brooke

27 November 2018

The Catering Carnival was quick to know exactly what dishes and appetizers would work best with my event and were very organized in delivering directly to my event venue! The food was delicious and needless to say we had no food leftover! I will definitely work with them again! More...

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Lena

27 November 2018

I hired these guys about a year ago for a small dinner party, about 5 of us. It was such a great experience! It was a while ago so I can't remember the chef's name, I think it was David, he was on time, professional, super friendly, did a great job working with my tiny apartment kitchen and crappy old stove. The food was impeccable! No joke BEST crab cakes I've ever had in my life! We all had a great time and my friends were also so impressed with the food. They still talk about the dinner. I'm not a fancy person who hires private chefs all the time, it was my first, but it was such a great experience I would do it again if a special occasion came up and would absolutely hire him again! Highly recommend! It took so long to leave this review because I forgot to do it last year and I'm an outta sight outta mind person, unfortunately, but I just got on here to look for another service and saw them on my list and had to leave this review. Won't disappoint. More...

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paige s.

18 September 2018

Excited to have the Carnival Truck back to our Annual Fall Festival.  They are always a fan favorite!

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Heidi Geyer

25 July 2018

Amaze Balls! OMG the absolute best, sinful, delicacies. Highly recommend! This truck friggen rocks, totally bombdigitty!

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Katie Sakamoto

25 July 2018

The Carnival Truck is the best of its kind!! They sell anything and everything you could imagine! My favorite were the deep friend oreos and pickles! Very friendly staff as well :)
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James Callaghan

25 July 2018

Absolutely beyond delicious. Despite the very real threat of congestive heart failure from all the fried offerings, I will definitely eat from this truck again, and die with a happy belly. ;p

Jokes aside, their food really is amazing. I've only eaten with them once so I'm constantly salivating over their Twitter feed, for all the new stuff they are constantly adding. Highly recommended; a unique and unforgettable culinary experience.
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Ten LA-Sangeles

25 July 2018

Their food is simply the Best ever. 5 stars!!! They can make anything including deliciously healthy options for kids!

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Alex E.

21 September 2017

The owners are very friendly and really care to make sure you have a good experience and meal. Foodies will love the fried twinkies!

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Ayla K.

5 August 2017

Carnival catering catered our 60 person backyard wedding! We were able to customize our menu and hors d'oeuvres and the food was delicious! We had it set up as a buffet and it flowed smoothly. The servers also helped with set up and clean up and served drinks as well. Kelsea and Jamal are super easy to work with and they pull off a classy event. More...

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Bhaji I.

26 July 2017

Wish I could give this truck 6 stars!! We had a 4th of July party at our house in Venice with 50 guests and had The Carnival Truck cater the event. Kelsea was incredibly responsive and professional during the communications prior to the event & was very accommodating of my asks. We customized the menu based on their most popular items and had our guests pay for themselves. The truck arrived on time, was super flexible with parking and setup and was up and running right away. It's a family run business with the husband, wife and their baby daughter. They work so well together and definitely make the food with love. We had the burgers, veggie burgers, corn dogs, chicken wings and fries. Everything was delicious! Our guests couldn't be happier!Would highly recommend this truck for your events! More...

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Jess

16 January 2017

This was an awesome vendor and glad we booked them! Super each to book and Kelsey was very responsive, clear and willing to answer all of our questions!
The only challenge we had was our cash payment. I would just suggest when dealing with cash (with any one or any vendor!) to exchange and count it in person together so there is an agreement that it has been fully paid.
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Veronica

13 January 2017

They catered my wedding and it was perfect! Very easy to work with and I was so excited to be able to bring in my own caterers to the venue. I had buffet style food so people served themselves steak, shrimp, potatoes, salad, spinach, yum!! Thank you so much for helping my big day become a dream come true!! Thanks so much!! More...

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Angela

3 January 2017

Kelsea was extremely responsive throughout the process leading up to our event. She worked with my schedule and really helped us nail down a menu that met our needs and our budget. I cannot stress how much I appreciated her promptness with everything and she really made my job planning everything much easier. The food was delivered on time and they were SO friendly. The food was yummy and everyone really enjoyed it. Will be using them in the future! More...

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josj

30 December 2016

excellent work!!! Very nicely done!!

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Mike A.

12 May 2015

Amazing Food. Great people! The incredible Changing cheeseburger is a must! Want to fix a stressful day? Go for the Oreo cookie surprise.  Super Hungry? Go Dumburitto. Satisfies any hunger.  Usually find these guys around Burbank and Noho. Look for the Carnival Food Truck with the Red and Yellow Stripes. You can't miss it. And you shouldn't pass it up. More...

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Marcy F.

11 May 2015

Had their frito taco thing last Saturday night, as well as some of my sister's burrito and some of my nieces fried pickles with the special sauce. All of it was super yummy, kinda addicting. I look forward to the next time they come around! PS: Fast service, nice people and reasonable pricing. They have fried Oreos and Twinkies, which aren't really my thing but I know other weirdos that like it so I thought I'd mention it :) Thanks Kelsea! More...

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We offer many different services!

Our signature appetizers include Caprese Salad Skewers, our Sliders, and our Creme Brûlée.
Our signature drop off meal includes our Mediterranean Chicken with Basmati Rice & Mediterranean Salad, as well as our BBQ meal (BBQ Chicken & Ribs, served with BBQ Baked Beans, Coleslaw and Potato Salad).

Our personal chef services include Chef J David coming to your house and cooking a meal for you and your guests! The most popular meal is: Crab Cakes with Garlic Aoli, Wedge Salad, Filet Mignon, Asparagus with Grapefruit Hollandaise and Chef's Seasoned Brown Rice with a seasonal dessert!

On The Carnival Truck, our signature dishes are our Fritos Walkin Taco (everything you find on a taco but over a bed of Fritos), our Pork N Cheese Show (slow cooked bbq pulled pork inside a grilled cheese), our Deep Fried Lobster, as well as our Deep Fried Desserts!

We introduce ourselves and offer a sample menu. We then work with the client to come up with the perfect menu to meet their needs. Since we have catered many events in the past, this process really works best for us!

We're a family run business - Chef J David takes care of the cooking while I take care of the customer service side of things.

As a team, we love learning about our client's requests, putting a menu together that meets their needs, and then delivering it! We especially love hearing feedback, receiving photos of the event and making our clients lifelong customers!

We wanted to bring creativity and fun back to cooking and eating. We started with a food truck, with the idea that we would bring some fun back to the streets of Los Angeles with fun food, like deep fried Oreos. We had no idea that our business would grow from a food truck into a catering company that caters all sorts of events - from birthday parties and weddings to family reunions, corporate catering and other private events.

We are a family owned & operated business. We strive to go above and beyond with every catering event!

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Let The Catering Carnival be a part of your special day! Whether it's cocktail hour, a breakfast or dinner buffet, plated meals or dessert - we have you covered!

Lots of hungry guests? Hiring a mobile food truck is a fun way to add something memorable to your event! guests love getting that authentic street food experience by ordering from the window! We offer the best deep fried desserts in LA (deep fried oreos, deep fried twinkies, deep fried mini cinnamon rolls, deep fried brownie bites, funnel cakes, funnel cake fries, deep fried pickles and more!), and they are all able to be prepared and served at your next party!

We offer a wide variety of catering for your corporate events - from buffet to hors d'oeuvres. With a classically trained chef, we are able to help make your vision come to life!

Want a professional chef to cook a meal for you and your loved one? On a first date and want to make a million dollar matchmaker impression? We can help.

We offer a wide variety of cuisines & catering menus, to make sure your event is perfect! If you don't see what you are looking for on our sample menu, please inquire!

We cater hot and cold breakfasts, from meat lovers packages, to vegan packages, pastries and donuts, fruit trays, specialty skewers and coffee! We offer delicious foods at competitive prices for your production catering needs. ​ Does your crew have dietary restrictions? No problem. We have vegan & vegetarian menus. Need a server? We have you covered. Need crafty? We can take care of that for you as well.

We offer completely customizable catering menus for the holidays.