Featured Wedding Artist: San Diego's Own Continental Catering

Continental Catering has long been known as one of San Diego's top wedding and special event caterers. Founded by the lovely, warm and very personable Denise and Gary, they've been around for nearly three decades creating yummy food for all types of events. As Gary likes to say, they weren’t always rich & famous. What humbly started as a weekend hobby out of a residential kitchen turned into a thriving business in the blink of an eye. Continental Catering now has a team of amazing experts who are proud to say that they've successfully catered over 10,000 events! Enjoy these scrumptious photos and you'll see that the artists at Continental transform food into art, proving that they are a not-so-ordinary caterer composed of not-so-ordinary employees. Get to know more about Continental Catering here....

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Fresh watermelon cubes with creme fraiche and some secret yummy ingredients make a refreshing amouse bouche [bite sized appetizers anyone?] on a warm San Diego wedding evening.

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Appetizers served on croute [on toast] are easy to pick up and eat with one hand during your cocktail hour.

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At Continental it's never 'just a salad' as this colorful and delicious deconstructed salad shows! 

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Sauteed scallops are a mouth watering way to show your guests the love right from the start.

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Pureed yam served next to a gorgeous, perfectly cooked entree of fish ups your guests' dinner experience.

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Vegetables never need be boring and you know beautiful brussel sprouts [served with chunks of sweet potato, goat cheese and dried cranberries] are all the rage these days! 

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A salmon entree with potatoes en papillote [cooked wrapped in parchment paper] makes for a lovely presentation and ups the 'fish option' for your reception dinner dramatically.

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Lamb chops are a formal presentation at any wedding reception.

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With main courses like this it may be hard to get people to leave!!  

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Innovative dishes, beautiful style and exciting presentation are Continental Catering's hallmarks.

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Gorgeous lobster will wow even your pickiest of guests at your reception.

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....and who can forget the dessert? Save your fork there's pie a la mode!!! 

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Photography by She Wanders Photography for Continental Catering.

Wedding Day Tip #42: remember to eat a good breakfast on your wedding day

Top local wedding caterer Authentic Flavors Catering has awesome advice for your wedding day! They say "the morning of your wedding will be full of jobs that need to get done. Between your hair and makeup appointments and getting your dress on, you’ll easily lose the whole morning. Your groom will also be busy doing his last minute preparations. One thing you shouldn’t forget is your breakfast.

The saying that it’s the most important meal of the day is even more true on your wedding day. While your guests will have a bit of food before they go out, and small bites during your cocktail hour, you might not get to eat until your dinner.

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One way to ensure you have a great and healthy breakfast is to have it catered. As you get ready, you can have a beautiful spread laid out. Whether it’s frittatas or fresh fruit, your wedding caterer can help with this meal that will help you get off on the right foot."  Check out more ideas and info on their website, you can count on Authentic Flavors Catering to know just how to take care of you on your wedding day.

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Picture this....you just said I do to the love of your life and you pass back up the aisle arm in arm through a sea of smiling faces to begin your life together at the party of your life!! What could possibly make this any better you say?? COOKIES!!!! The Cravory [deliverers of cookie ecstacy] now do weddings! BOOM! {that was a 'cookie drop'!) See [and taste] the incredible [yes we tried them] cookies by The Cravory at the July 31 Wedding Party EXPO at the NTC Venues at Liberty Station!! 

Kitchens for Good- catering with a cause for your wedding reception!

At Kitchens for Good Catering and Events, their talented Chef and event experts are dedicated to helping you create lasting impressions with artisanal menus inspired by local, seasonal produce and planning that works with any budget. Kitchens for Good is 'Catering with a Cause" and who doesn't want to 'do good while you eat good'?!  Discover the inspired, first-class catering experience of Kitchens for Good Catering and Events. Every event you book helps Kitchens for Good carry out its mission to provided culinary job training for people with barriers to employment, and nutritious meals for those in need. We have tasted their food in person and spoken with their warm hearted culinary experts and their food is yummmmmmmy! 

The generous people at Kitchens for Good say "Creating beautiful and elegant food has always been our passion. From this same passion comes the joy of creating events that match in quality. From small to large celebrations, our chef’s and staff will create the perfect environment for your guests. Your guests will not only be engulfed in the beauty of our food and decoration, but will also be happy to know your decisions have gone to support a good cause."

Find out more about how you can cater for a cause and get amazing food for your wedding reception and do something good for the world. Here's a little more of their gorgeous and delicious food to entice you! 

Celebrating your reception dinner with specialty catering... Monsoon style!

Mango Tiki, Coconut Shrimp, Ginger Masala, Madras Chicken, Goa Fish, Kebab Curry, Tandoori and Biryanis.... we get hungry just thinking about all the yummy possibilities for catering a special event [wedding, rehearsal dinner, engagement party, or even just a big family get together] with delicious food from Bombay Restaurant and Monsoon Catering! Known for their modern take on Indian dining and their fresh and locally sourced ingredients, Senior Catering Manager Rakesh Popat is forging new territory with 'cultural catering' for all and winning a lot of fans from East and West. 

In our opinion, there are a few key things that help one's special occasion stand out from the rest, food definitely being at the top of that list. Which is why after meeting with Rakesh during our food tasting we knew we had to have him cater our engagement party. We received 5 star service from beginning to end. To this day, our family and friends talk about how tasty the food was. Our parents specifically said, outside of the home, it was the best Indian food they have ever had. And that means a lot coming from Indian parents! ~ Kajal & Chris

Modern Indian Dining

LOCALLY SOURCED × CRAFTED WITH LOVE

Buttery, creamy, soft, and luscious…each bite of Sugar Mamma Caramel is a gift made with love.

A delicious treat for wedding favors, dessert bars or candy bars, Sugar Mamma Caramels are the yummiest caramel you've ever tasted! Give them out to your guests individually or at a dessert buffet, send them as thank you's to your friends and family post wedding or just take them on your honeymoon to indulge on the beach! 

Using only the highest quality ingredients with no additives or preservatives, Sugar Mamma Caramels.  All their caramels are made in small batches, entirely hand-crafted in their kitchen in San Diego, California.