Clair & Adam’s Romantic Sunset Wedding at Rancho Dos Pueblos

You may have heard of the famed “Rancho Dos Pueblos” and not only its incredible place in Santa Barbara history, but that it is an event location that is almost always sold out .  And there’s good reason. What few may know is that there are multiple options at this location, which boast several highly distinct, picture-perfect backdrops to suit almost any event dream.  From celebrities to locals, Rancho Dos Pueblos has seen a wide variety of clientele and you … Read More

Gourmet Thanksgiving To Go: Non-Traditional (Freezer Friendly) Favs

Not into turkey? Traveling for the holiday but want to have something delicious and comforting in the freezer to heat up when you get home from your travels?  Or maybe you just want to be a rebel against tradition.  We’ve got you. Check out the mouth-watering, flavorful non-traditional Thanksgiving cuisine options we offer for delivery or pick up for Thanksgiving.  Many of these are freezer-friendly (see note on each photo below). Interested in seeing more and placing your order?  It’s … Read More

Gourmet Thanksgiving To Go: Dessert Favs

Go ahead- take the credit with your family, we won’t tell.   These fabulous desserts are a scrumptious complement for any Thanksgiving meal and are now on our Gourmet Thanksgiving To Go Menu.  Or perhaps you want to gift someone else and have it delivered with your compliments to make their lives a bit easier and more delightful.  We’ve got you. Below is some imagery to tempt you.  Want to see/learn more?

Gourmet Thanksgiving To Go | Traditional Favs

Under normal circumstances the holidays can be stressful.  But pour on a global pandemic, quarantine fatigue, families schooling and working from home, and trying to prepare one of the year’s most epic American traditional favorite meals on top of it all? Catering Connection provides a fabulous solution. Whether you want to have your entire meal prepped for you and dropped off, or if you want to supplement your own culinary plans with some items to impress, no matter what you … Read More

Autumn Traditions Series | Recipe: Butternut Squash and Kale Gratin

The days are getting cooler and the holidays are peeking around the corner.  While this season may look a bit differently than years past, there are a few things that should never be compromised:  like cozy, delicious and comforting food.   The holidays are all about tradition and some of the best-kept traditions are the recipes that tie together family and friends around the dining table.  It’s also a time where new recipes are auditioned and can often become traditional … Read More

Stefanie and Patrick’s Maritime Museum Marriage Celebration

In Texas, it’s all about family and big hospitality.  And while Stefanie and Patrick got married in Santa Barbara at the gorgeous Maritime Museum overlooking the Santa Barbara Harbor, their big-hearted Texas spirit shown through in all they did, including small touches like having pre-poured water and iced tea on dining tables waiting for guests (and no wine glasses).  Because that’s how it’s done in Texas. Warm and fun-loving, the inspired menu showcased the best of Central California on the … Read More

Virtual Event Inspo Series: Parking Lot Events

In the middle of the pandemic, life still goes on.  Altered and adapted in all cases, but life’s celebrations, annual company events and fundraisers almost feel more important than ever for some feeling of normalcy. And in some cases, fundraising is more essential than ever to many non-profit organizations.   So we are left with the beautiful opportunity to re-create these events but in a different way.  Paying close attention to the ever-changing updates for county health mandates, we have … Read More

Kelly and Oliver’s Elegant Kestrel Park Wedding Celebration

Summer of 2019 was the perfect season for Kelly and Oliver to say “I do” in the sprawling private estate and gardens of Kestrel Park in Santa Barbara’s wine country.   Remotely located so one feels a complete sense of privacy, but not too hard or long for guests to travel (Santa Barbara accommodations are approximately 45 minutes away, and Santa Ynez Valley provides some lovely hotels, inns and B&Bs only about 10-15 minutes away), this private wedding location makes … Read More

Virtual Events Offer Great Opportunity for Creative Food Experiences For Local Attendees

While some of our nation has opened in phases to live group gatherings, the majority of gatherings in our Santa Barbara area are still virtual.  At Catering Connection, our first allegiance is to the safety and health of our staff and our clients.  We stay up to date with all the changes and most recent CDC, State and County health guidelines and laws with regard to live events as well as for our services in general. With virtual events at … Read More

Bishop Diego High School Annual Fundraiser Event

We love supporting fundraisers, and our schools are especially dear to our hearts!   We are proud to have been the preferred caterer for Bishop Diego’s annual fundraising event last winter.  The event was truly a hybrid community effort with school volunteers providing decor and blending with professional event services to host one of their biggest fundraisers of the year.  The event started with hors d’oeuvres in one of the schools gyms and continued into their larger gym for dinner … Read More

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