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What You’re Eating: Best Catering Companies

April 10, 2014 11:05 AM

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(credit: The Prince And The Pantry)

(credit: The Prince And The Pantry)

(credit: Shelby Barone)

(credit: Shelby Barone)


The flowers are starting to bloom and the weather is warming up making it the best season of the year to host a private event. Create the perfect wedding, special event or celebration with one of the best catering companies in Orange County.

(credit: Photos By Naz)

(credit: Photos By Naz)


Vanity Catering & Events by Chef Conrad Gallagher
www.vanitycateringandevents.com

Your culinary desires will be fruitful when having the talented Michelin-starred chef, Conrad Gallagher cater your next event. Chef Gallagher started the boutique catering company to provide an exceptional experience for guests attending private events in Orange County. Winning a Michelin Star at the young age of 24, Chef Gallagher has been creating culinary masterpieces at restaurants around the world for the past 20 years and has cooked for popular events including the MTV Awards Party, Oprah Winfrey’s New Year’s Party, St. Patrick’s Day dinner for President Bill Clinton and more. Vanity Catering & Events doesn’t just cater special events; they also offer a wide variety of pop-up dinners and cooking classes. Variety Catering offers a number of great options on their catering menu including appetizers ranging from Salmon Rillette, Tuna Tartare, Pan Seared Scallops, Jumbo Shrimp Crabmeat and more. For entrees, you may choose from a long list of delicious options including beef fillet, rib-eye steaks, lamb shank, and more. In addition, they offer fish options as well as pasta entrees. For dessert, our favorites include their warm chocolate cake, vanilla bean crème brûlée as well as the Strawberry ‘Eat and Mess’ which comes with cream chantilly, vanilla ice cream and crushed meringue.

(credit: Shelby Barone)

(credit: Shelby Barone)


24 Carrots
www.24carrots.com

If you’re looking for a unique dining experience, 24 Carrots is the perfect catering company for your next special event. With the newest addition of their award-winning Executive Chef and culinary artist, Ashley Santo Domingo, 24 carrots has become an in-demand party planner in Orange County. Your guests will have all their culinary dreams come true when watching their salmon steam under a glass dome or saute their meat on a hot stone. So, whether you’re planning a small spring luncheon or wedding, 24 Carrots can provide an unforgettable culinary experience for your guests.

(credit: The Prince And The Pantry)

(credit: The Prince And The Pantry)


The Prince and the Pantry
www.theprinceandpantry.com

The Prince and The Pantry started out as a personal chef service, and as their popularity has grown, so has a demand for them to offering catering options. Your guests will be treated like royalty when served authentic cuisine from their talented chefs. Their services also include dessert tables, candy buffets, dinner parties, personal chefs and cooking classes. The Prince and the Pantry offers services to Orange County, Los Angeles and the Inland Empire.

(credit: Shelby Barone)

(credit: Shelby Barone)


Chipotle
www.chipotle.com/catering

Not every special event has a budget for an award-winning chef to prepare the food, and Chipotle offers an affordable and healthy option for catering your next event. With only 24 hours advance notice needed, Chipotle will provide the food, utensils and everything needed for your event. Chipotle is committed to providing their customers with the highest quality ingredients and helps to support local farmers. All of the guests at your next party will savor the freshness of their sustainable and delicious food. Chipotle offers several catering options including a “Two Meat Spread” (feeds 20-200 people), “The Big Spread” (feeds 20-200 people), “Burritos By The Box” (feeds 6 or more people) and a “Chips & Salsa Spread” which feeds 10 or more people. For details of each option, please visit Chipotle Catering Options.

(credit: Shelby Barone)

(credit: Shelby Barone)


Inspiring Artistic Minds
www.inspireartisticminds.org

The talented Bobby Navarro is inspiring and strengthening the food community in Orange County by supporting future cutting edge chefs with his organization, Inspiring Artistic Minds. Not only is the influential culinary genius making a difference in our community, but he also has the perfect venue for hosting your next special event at the Le Gourmet Kitchen in Orange. Hire a private chef to cook right before your guests in the ultra-modern cooking facility, and then dine together in private dining room knowing that your event is supporting this organization that is helping to develop and strengthen the culinary scene in Orange County.

Shelby is an Orange County Native, and is a freelance writer for multiple magazines and websites around LA and Orange County. She can be found writing daily about the hottest happenings at the OC Mom Blog or on Twitter.
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