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Island View Catering is a locally owned and operated company started by three UC Santa Barbara graduates in 2008. Our core goal has been to build a crew of kind-hearted professional staff which operate as a family and to approach every client as part of our family as well. We strive to be that amazing Aunt or Uncle of yours that makes amazing food that you call on for the big and important events in your life. Our focus on customized service in all aspects of our work means that for large events and weddings we serve only one client per weekend in order to devote our entire crew and resources, just as a family member would. Over the years we have worked in most venues across Santa Barbara county and beyond, from Santa Ynez to Lompoc, Montecito to Santa Maria and beyond. We have the experience and expertise in creating freshly prepared meals of any scale in any location, from a grand banquet hall to a grassy knoll on the top of a mountain. We are not a standard "cooked the day before and delivered in a hot box" caterer- we prepare your menu on site to the fullest extent possible so that you and your guests enjoy truly fresh cuisine.
We are not a restaurant with a pre-set menu, we are YOUR private chef service and everything we do from custom menu creation to the design of your service style and bar is 100% up to you. "House-made" is all we do, from fresh baked breads and secret BBQ rubs, to freshly prepared sauces, vinaigrettes and Chef Linda's hand-made desserts. We are local and source local and organic wherever possible from our amazing local growers and producers. For grilled selections such as our signature Santa Ynez style Tri-Tip, we bring our red oak and mesquite fired trailer grill to your venue so that everyone can enjoy the smells all day leading up to your feast!
Our close-knit team of chefs and cooks melds years of experience in multiple culinary fields with the best ingredients and beautiful presentation – ranging from simple gourmet twists to old favorites like mac & cheese, to cutting edge signatures such as our signature chipotle boysenberry sauce. Our service staff are dedicated and professional, led by our Head of Staff with over 30 years of experience tending to every unique need in carrying out flawless events. Our bartenders are creative, friendly and efficient- no lines at the bar at our events and smiling faces all around! We are small and tight-knit on purpose. We are known for our personal approach to events and believe this is the only way to do business. You won't be passed off between different staff or get a second or third tier crew- one of the owners will work hand-in-hand with you in creating and planning your event and your event will be staffed by the IVC crew- the same one that you read about in reviews from past clients. Every client deserves the same top level of energy, creativity, professionalism and thoughtfulness that we devote to every single event.
We hope to have the opportunity to serve you!
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Delivery, Set Up, Clean Up, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Server(s), Tastings
Bartender(s), Limited Bar, Open Bar, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine, Champagne Toast, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink
Delivery, Set Up, Clean Up
Buffet, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, French, German, Italian, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Kosher, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Bartender(s), Open Bar, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine, Champagne Toast, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Outside Alcohol
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens