A reputation for exceptional quality

Our carefully curated team includes decades of combined professional experience and diverse background.

Catering Connection is chef-owned and operated by founder Ursula O’Neill. Ursula has built her company on the key values of integrity, honesty and hard work. These principles, combined with the level of personalized service extended to her clients, have secured a loyal following for Catering Connection, and a sterling reputation in the Santa Barbara area.

Our dedicated and highly creative team of employees are unrivaled in their knowledge of food and the processes of event production. From small gatherings of 10 to gala dinners of thousands, all of our events have a common thread: the overwhelming satisfaction of our clients. Our talented staff and brilliant chefs have earned Catering Connection the long-standing trust of a diverse set of clientele and maintained our reputation for quality food, unique design and unwavering attention to detail. When the Catering Connection team plans a catering event, the delicious menu and outstanding service remain in the guests’ memories long after the celebration is over.


Ursula O’Neill

Owner & Operator

Office Security: Paddy & Finn 

Philippe Berger

Executive Sales & Event Manager

Casey Garrett

Wedding Sales & Event Manager

Shawn Dobbin

Executive Chef


Experience Santa Barbara Catering & Artistry for Yourself

As one of Santa Barbara’s premiere full-service catering companies, our foundation has been built on international experience, a passion for farm-fresh ingredients and attention to detail. We offer a wide range of services to complement your event planning.