(credit: Fred Burrell)

(credit: Fred Burrell)

From office lunches to weddings and other celebrations, people have a lot of reasons for needing a caterer. No matter what kind of event you’re hosting and no matter how many people want to attend, you can get just the food experience you want for your event. From barbecue to Mexican to places that do catering exclusively, here are some of the best caterers in the county.

(credit: Fred Burrell)

(credit: Fred Burrell)

Burrell’s Bar-B-Que Pit

305 N. Hesperian St.
Santa Ana, CA 92703
(714) 547-7441

You’re hosting an event and you want your guests to have some good barbecue, but you don’t want to spend all day sweating over a smoky grill. Burrell’s is the place to call. Your guests will always remember the event where you had the great Carolina barbecue, including beef and pork ribs, and all of the delicious sides available at Burrell’s. This place will also roast an entire pig and a steer up to 1,000 pounds. Call for catering options and prices.

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(credit: Las Golondrinas)

Las Golondrinas

27981 Greenfield Drive, Suite G
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 240-3440

Las Golondrinas doesn’t just provide great Mexican food when it caters an event. It also provides all the tables, linens, serving dishes and plates and napkins. Let’s face it — when you’re organizing an event, it’s good to know that all of those things are taken care of. If you order catering from Las Golondrinas, your guests will get something more than just a couple tacos. They’ll get a full meal, including sides and a salad for a very reasonable price per person. This is great for a personal party or office event.

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(credit: Above All Catering, Inc.)

Above All Catering, Inc.

218 S. Magnolia Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 220-1289

Above All is a full-service catering company started and run by a food service veteran. This company will cater any occasion including weddings, birthday parties or even a corporate lunch that is something more than the usual boring plates of cold cuts. The owners of Above All invite you to ask them all of their questions and visit their kitchen so you can see the quality of the food you and your guests will enjoy.

Lucca Cafe

6507 Quail Hill Parkway
Irvine, CA 92603
(949) 725-1773

Some restaurant caterers limit their catering menus to what’s on the menu at the restaurant. Lucca Cafe is not one of those places. Sure, you can include some of the restaurant menu items (the s’mores are delectable) for the event, but Chef Cathy Pavlos truly has no limits. She can do any kind of menu from sushi to charcuterie trays with wines at any venue ranging from a home to a rooftop to a yacht. If you get Lucca to cater your next event, you can be assured you’ll not only have great food, but also a stunning presentation.

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Jay’s Catering

10581 Garden Grove Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92843
(714) 636-6045

When you go to Jay’s Catering, you know you’re going to a place that has built a great reputation. This is a caterer that has been named the best in Orange County seven times by the Orange County Register. When you see the kitchen of more than 4,000 square feet, you’ll begin to understand why Jay’s is consistently recognized as one of the best in the county. With the impressive kitchen and staff, Jay’s can prepare any kind of menu for any size gathering.

Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on Examiner.com.