Best of 2015: Caterer

Contemporary Catering

LOS ANGELES WINNER

Contemporary Catering

Known for: Local, organic cuisine combined with full-service event production, which includes menu design, rentals and venue selection, delivered with a progressive and friendly attitude.

Wedded wisdom: “Brides are seeking an experience that’s more interactive,” says Rob Pausmith, director of sales and business development. “From floating burrata bars to fresh, handmade pasta made right in front of guests, we strive to find a way that guests can “eat” their experience, not just see it and hear it.”

 

ORANGE COUNTY WINNER

24 Carrots Catering

Known for: Elevating comfort food with an avant-garde twist, 24 Carrots creates house-made preparations—from simple syrups and marinades to sausages and edible spoons—and unites presentation with design and entertainment for a complete culinary and guest experience.

Wedded wisdom: “A great way we make the food the star is by providing a tasting menu of multiple small plates,” notes Carizza Rose. “Guests get to sample a larger selection of cuisine with the elegance of plated service.”


CENTRAL COAST WINNER

Command Performance Catering Group

Known for: More than 30 years of experience crafting customized menus melded with expert design and a full planning experience.

Wedded wisdom: “When planning a menu, make sure it encompasses the look and feel of the entire wedding,” says President Danny Margolis. “Also, using local flavors or including a tie to the family’s background or a family recipe keeps the menu unique and personal.”