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Catering in San Diego, CA,
(858) 530-1885

About Us

Culinary Concepts is a quality wedding and event catering company based in San Diego, California. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, this passionate team is skilled in delivering delectable cuisine based on your style and vision. They aim to elevate your wedding event with their visually stunning and utterly delicious dishes to help create a celebration to remember.


The skilled professionals at Culinary Concepts are dedicated to creating artfully-crafted and ethically-sourced cuisine to suit your style and budget. They pride themselves on offering a vast array of international cuisines such as Indian, Italian, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Spanish, Thai, and many more. These culinary specialists will work with you to create your dream menu that is sure to impress your guests. Executive Chef Donald Coffman is passionate about creating stunning cuisine using local, sustainable, and responsible methods. Your menu and service can be designed to suit your specifications and can be tailored to suit a number of dietary requirements. These include:

  • Gluten-free
  • Lactose-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • No pork

Services Offered

Having served events in the California region for over 30 years, this company knows many of the surrounding venues intimately. This allows for impeccable service for your event, with a symbiotic relationship existing between your catering team and your venue proprietors. These culinary specialists have a wealth of experience in ensuring that every dining experience is flawlessly executed for maximum effect. Your chosen menu can be presented in an array of styles including plated, French service, stations, buffet, and many more. Delivery, setup, and cleanup is also included to allow you to simply enjoy your special day. A selection of event items are also provided for your convenience. These include:

  • Linens
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Barware
  • Chairs and tables


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  • We were told by a number of friends that doing tastings with candidate caterers for our wedding would be one of the most enjoyable parts of our wedding planning - and they weren’t wrong! But Culinary Concepts stood apart by a lot, and we are incredibly happy that we went with them. Katie was our point of contact and she did such an amazing job helping us understand the whole process from the tasting to glassware rentals and then the big day. This was our most expensive option out of the set, but we truly believe it was worth every penny. Guest after guest noted to us how highly they thought of the food. And the staff was efficient, friendly, and discreet. We felt the “station” format that CC offered helped set the tone of “comfortable and relaxed” that we were looking for while keeping everything organized and on schedule. We’re writing this review exactly one year after our wedding which, according to many of our vendors, was one of the last that they held in 20... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Catering

    What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

    $ 139.00

    What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

    $ 100.00

    What is the average catering price per person for stations?

    $ 132.00

    Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

    Delivery, Set Up, Clean Up, Cake Cutting, Dessert, Cocktail Reception, Server(s), Tastings, China, Linens, Flatware, Glassware

    What event services do you provide?

    Delivery, Set Up, Clean Up

    What catering services do you provide?

    Buffet, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What types of cuisine do you cater?

    African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese

    What dietary needs can you accommodate?

    Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian

    What bar services do you provide?


    Which of the following items can you provide?

    Chairs, Tables

    Which of the following items can you provide?

    Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

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