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

Rich and Relaxed Sophisticated Elegance For Kati and Erik’s Sunstone Winery Wedding

Imagine enjoying the relaxed sophistication of France’s wine country and not having to get your Passport to do so.  This June 2019 wedding hosted at Sunstone Winery & Villa in Santa Barbara’s wine country was the epitome of the unique world of wine country weddings, which offers couples, their family and guests an escape to a rich and memorable experience they will never forget. Above the main winery is the private Sunstone Villa estate where Kati and Erik’s wedding day … Read More

Catering Connection’s COVID19 Safety Protocol & Procedure Statement

Catering Connection is committed to supporting the health of our community with our internal company practices and branching outward.  This all begins with the health and safety of each of our employees utilizing up-to-date CDC, Santa Barbara County and city-mandated protocols, and continues outwardly in our daily work with food orders and events in the community. All of Catering Connection’s staff are COVID19 Safety Certified, and we stay up to date with the continually changing rules and regulations so we … Read More

Hakan and Matthew’s Private Home Wedding Celebration

This wedding took place on June 1, 2019. There is nothing like a home wedding. But especially when that home is a gorgeous garden oasis that supports the picture perfect backdrop for nuptials on the American Riviera. Turkish-born Hakan and his (now) husband Matthew welcomed guests for a simply elegant celebration of feasting and enjoying the company of those dearest to them.  The very next day they were off to a honeymoon in Turkey.   We wish them the very … Read More

Behind The Scenes: The Day-to-Day That Creates the Magic

When you see flawless events, often all you see is the end result as you walk away with a soul filled to the brim with memories (and delicious food) to last a lifetime.  But behind every stellar event is a team and a process.  It is in the day-to-day happenings that the magic actually takes place.  Without the quality day-to-day process and attention to detail during that process, one cannot provide a product that is worthy of a legacy. The … Read More

New “Gourmet To Go” Service Offers Value, Convenience & Variety

Catering Connection is proud to announce its new series “Gourmet to Go“.   Delicious food brings people together for some of life’s most memorable moments.  Gourmet To Go offers many of the same gourmet items we serve at our special events but to individuals or for smaller orders for families.  After all, life is meant to be savored, and when there’s inspired cuisine to be enjoyed, every meal is a special event! With menus that change weekly, you will never … Read More

Celebrating Catering Connection’s 25 Years In Business | A Legacy Built by Design

Creating a legacy business doesn’t just happen by default.  It is by design.  And within that design, if you look closely enough, you will see micro threads of hard work, grit, opportunity, relationship-building, a commitment and adherence to a standard of excellence all making up the masterpiece that showcases a successful business celebrating its 25th year as one of Santa Barbara’s leading and most-trusted catering companies.  Please join us in celebrating Catering Connection’s 25th year in business! The story of … Read More

Brooke and Brandon’s Santa Barbara Courthouse & Unitarian Society Wedding

The unmistakable iconic backdrop of the Santa Barbara Courthouse and its historic Mural Room set the tone for Brooke and Brandon’s emotional vows.  Meanwhile, just a few blocks away, our team was getting ready to welcome the newlyweds and their guests at the lovely Unitarian Society for a tapas-style reception in true Santa Barbara style. Some special notes on this wedding: The groom is a distiller on the East Coast and we loved making some of the specialty cocktails from … Read More

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