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Personal Touch Dining

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22 September 2019

Personal Touch Dining was a pleasure to work with for our wedding from beginning to end. They were very communicative with all our questions in the beginning, and they graciously accommodated a few personal requests for the big event. Many of my guests said the food was one of their favorite parts of the wedding! More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

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!

Reviewed on Google Maps

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...

Reviewed on Google Maps

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...

Reviewed on Facebook

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...

Reviewed on Yelp

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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Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on Yelp

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...

Reviewed on Yelp

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...

Reviewed on Facebook

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on Yelp

29 July 2019

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

Reviewed on Google Maps

29 July 2019

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

Reviewed on Yelp

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...

Reviewed on Google Maps

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

30 June 2019

Great staff, made everything for our wedding stress free.

Reviewed on Google Maps

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on Yelp

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on Yelp

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...

Reviewed on Google Maps

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...

Reviewed on Yelp

6 November 2018

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

Reviewed on Facebook

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.

Reviewed on Google Maps

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on Yelp

30 September 2018

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

Reviewed on Google Maps

30 September 2018

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

Reviewed on Google Maps

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...

Reviewed on Yelp

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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Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on Yelp

31 August 2018

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

Reviewed on Google Maps

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.

Reviewed on Google Maps

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...

Reviewed on Facebook

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...

Reviewed on Facebook

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...

Reviewed on Yelp

3 July 2018

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

Reviewed on Google Maps

2 July 2018

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

Reviewed on Google Maps

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.

Reviewed on Google Maps

28 May 2018

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

Reviewed on Google Maps

28 May 2018

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

Reviewed on Google Maps

23 May 2018

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

Reviewed on Google Maps

7 May 2018

Awesome experience!! Great services! Highly recommended.

Reviewed on Google Maps