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Catering in San Luis Obispo, CA,
(805) 543-9543

About Us

Popolo Catering is the largest catering company in Central California. Based out of San Luis Obispo, Popolo Catering has the vehicles and equipment to travel up and down the Central Coast to execute dinner buffets, plated dinners, and family-style dinner services.

Leon and Kathleen Castillo run Popolo Catering with care. They are involved daily to ensure the quality and standard they’ve built are constantly carried through with each client’s event. Leon has been operating Popolo Catering for the last 16 years and has built unique Catering Meal Packages that give our clients the flexibility to customize their order with a specific menu, services, and rentals to fit their event needs. Catering meal packages come inclusive with two appetizers (upgrades available) and a choice of bread or tortillas to go with their meal.

Leon has also created a Free Quote Estimate feature on our website that allows clients to build a custom quote with our catering meal packages, additional services, and rentals. It is a shopping-cart-like feature that will give you an estimate of how much your order will cost. This helps our clients familiarize themselves with our menu, services, and pricing and is another great way to start the inquiring process.

Two core values that will be immediately recognizable is our transparency and commitment. Popolo Catering has a team of amazing individuals that care about what they are doing and want to see each event executed to meet our client’s vision.

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Davis Heaton

5 out of 5
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  • Popolo's was a huge help in allowing us to still have the wedding of our dreams despite coronavirus! Leon and Kat made us feel like family from the very beginning, and even after the pandemic hit they were doing everything in their power to make sure our special day went according to plan. They even helped us find a location for a reception when our initial location cancelled on us 3 weeks prior to the wedding. The food was exquisite, and the service was extraordinary. From meeting with them initially, to taste testing their entree's and sides, to serving food down the buffet line, Popolo's made the process as seamless as possible, while taking all of our guests safety into consideration. You couldn't ask for a better group of people to cater your event!

    responded with the following comments.

    Dear Davis & Kenya, Thank you for this great review! You are such a delightful couple. We loved the opportunity to support making your wedding day dreams come true! Embracing the extra precautions required to ensure guest and staff safety for your micro-wedding ceremony & dinner was a huge success. You looked so happy on your special day; and that's a big part of what drives us to do what we do. We are smiling from ear to ear to know how pleased you were with your overall Popolo Catering experience from our staff, to the food and our service. Leon gets a gold star for making Kenya's favorite meal happen with the chicken parmesan and fettuccine alfredo : ) Right? Sending our gratitude for allowing us to be a part of your amazing day, with our best wishes for a wonderful life as Mr. and Mrs. Heaton! Congratulations! All the best, Leon, Kat, and our Popolo family

    Frequently Asked Questions about Catering

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

    $ 48.00

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

    $ 35.00

    What is the average catering price per person for stations?

    $ 35.00

    What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

    $ 15.00

    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 is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 225.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast

    What event services do you provide?

    Delivery, Set Up, Clean Up

    What catering services do you provide?

    Breakfast / Brunch, Buffet, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Custom Menu, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Lunch, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What types of cuisine do you cater?

    American, Asian, BBQ, Italian, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Sandwiches, Seafood, Thai

    What dietary needs can you accommodate?

    Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Halal, Kosher, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Limited Bar, Open Bar, Champagne Toast, Signature Drink, Outside Alcohol

    Which of the following items can you provide?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

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