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Question...do you want to work with someone fun, energetic and accommodating and have the most delicious food in all land at your wedding without breaking the bank?! Solution...Veronica Medrano and Summit Catering!!! When my husband and I first started looking into food for our wedding we thought we’d be confined to the preferred caterer list of our venue, all of whom were outrageously expensive and a little uptight for our taste. Then our wedding planner suggested Summit, we met with Veronica (AKA Muscles) and we knew we’d found a needle in a haystack! We were stoked to find out that not only was Summit’s menu versatile and mouth watering (this from a couple who refer to themselves as Team Delicious), but amazingly they were less expensive than all the other caterers we’d looked at even with the buyout fee!!! Veronica really embraced putting our personalities and cultures into our menu, we had a Shrimp Etouffee (a nod to my Creole background) and Korean Street Tacos (a combo of my Korean angel’s and my Mexican background)...we even had a salad graciously named after me on the menu, which my hubby (a chef) makes me for me on a daily basis!!! I’m not surprised at the crazy amount of our guests who told us, “best food I’ve ever had at a wedding”...because it was!!!! It was incredible, the whole experience with Muscles and Summit was a dream! Not only was the food brilliant, Veronica a ball of infectious energy (truly a joy to be around, so much so that I want to be friends with her), their tasting offers you a chance to try 3 other couples’ menus so you can pick and choose (should you like another couple’s choices more than your own) and they even pack up leftovers for you to eat post wedding!!! Look into them yourself and I’m sure you’ll agree when I say Summit and Muscles are worth every penny!
I was frustrated in my search for a caterer for our unique geek-chic wedding. Not only did we want to incorporate a Star Wars theme to our food, but we wanted "breakfast for dinner" - waffles, bacon, omlette bar... the works. After talking to several caterers who just didn't get it, or even worse, tried to talk me out of it... the heavens opened up and brought me to Veronica at Summit.
From the minute I started talking with her, I KNEW this was our catering company. Not only did she understand completely what we wanted, but she was SO EXCITED to work with us on every piece of it. From the menu to decor ideas, from KILLER appetizers (people are still talking about them) to our wedding pie for dessert (not a slice left), she worked with us to go beyond our wildest dreams of what our day could be, and somehow managed to keep it all in budget. Veronica even helped to manage our rentals to make sure everything was covered. And her team! They designed gorgeous and creative Star Wars-themed name cards for each item on the buffet, and the ham carving station server dressed up as a Jedi! They really went all out in every way imaginable. And every single person who helped with and/or attended our event was professional, fun and super sweet.
And did I mention the food? HANDS DOWN the most delicious food we tasted. Everything is delicious and impeccable quality.
Whether your wedding is a little wacky like ours, or elegant and traditional, you will not find better, more creative or caring people to work with than Veronica and Summit.
I cannot write a more glowing review for this company. Pam Aki is the absolute master at planning everything from food to set up at your wedding. She will keep you on track and remind you of important deadlines and things to do. She is so supportive and on top of things when the day comes! Not to mention the food, EVERYONE raved about how delicious it was and couldnt get enough! If you are having trouble finding a caterer, LOOK NO FURTHER!
Pam and the staff were wonderful and patient! They work with your budget and your taste. We had couples tasting and enjoyed it. It was nice that they had that so we could taste a variety of food. We loved a lot of the dishes and it was a little hard to make up our minds. I changed my menu so many times. Food and presentation was awesome! Thank you for a memorable time and being a part of our wedding!
My daughter researched several vendors for her wedding and called three from her list. The first two were very pricey and seemed to have limited options for our price range. From the second we spoke to Veronica at Summit, I knew we had found the right place. She was beyond accommodating and worked hard to fit within our budget, yet still giving us many options to customize our event. She also worked with the rental company and bartenders, acting as a liaison to make things easier for us. We had to put everything together within a five month time frame, so we had to work very hard at being organized. Veronica's enthusiasm, professionalism and willingness to handled even the smallest detail was so appreciated. The best compliment I can give Summit is that our guests raved about not only the taste of the food, but that it was hot when it reached the table. Many of our guests had attended other weddings where the pace of the meal and the temperature of the food were greatly lacking. Summit prepares the food "on site" so it is fresh, tasty and hot. Their staff is friendly, professional and very attentive. My younger daughter is getting married in June of 2015, and my call to Summit was the first one I made. I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone looking to cater an event. For the money and quality, you can't do better. (It should be noted that the total cost included all our rentals, bar and catering....everything!)
I worked with Pam from Summit Event Catering. She provided me with amazing service and worked well around my budget for my wedding day. The quality of the food exceeded my expectations considering how affordable it was! I recommend them to everyone!
The service was consistently impeccable - from the time I requested a quote to after my wedding.
Food was delicious! My guest raved about every course.
Nothing was too much to ask - adding in addition heads at the last minuet, organizing the rentals, suggesting photographers, florists, videographers etc.
I highly recommend Summit Events! Five star in way!
A lucky girl can only dream of having the perfect wedding but I was fortunate to have my perfect wedding come to life. This was with the help of Summit Catering.
My husband and I got married on a sunny afternoon at the Vibiana in Downtown Los Angeles. If you know downtown, most venues require you to use one of their preferred vendors but Vibiana allowed us to have an outside catering come in. We decided to use yelp to find our caterer and came across summit catering. We initially thought of having the 10 course family style asian cuisine, but wanted to give Summit a chance. I'm so glad we did. We met with the nicest, understanding person, Veronica. She invited us to a tasting with 5 other couples to try food that we have chosen as well as sample the food the other couples have chosen. It was good idea because everything that we tasted was delicious! Veronica made everything so simple. We gave her a budget and she stuck with it, always trying to give us the best bang for our buck. I couldn't have imagine my wedding without her.
Summit catering is definitely a place you want to check out when it comes to catering services. Look for Veronica. She is small but mighty and she will make your perfect wedding come to life. I still get hungry when I think of the food that was served at my wedding. It was delicious!
I cannot say enough good things about Summit and yet, I don't even know where to begin. I suppose I'll start with Pam Aki, my event coordinator there. She is simply FANTASTIC! She is professional, knowledgeable, patient, and incredibly kind and warm. I don't know how I would have gotten through all the planning and details without her guidance.
Summit provided me with comprehensive event coordination. Pam connected me with rental, linen, and drapery vendors that were within my budget. Since my husband was in law school at the time, our budget was very tight and I appreciated the fact that Pam never tried to upsell me on anything. We told her what we wanted, how much we could spend, and Pam gave us only what we asked for. Nothing more, nothing less. She always had solutions if we wanted to try this thing or that. She was very patient and adaptable since we continually changed our menu.
However, my glowing feelings for Summit are not only directed at Pam. Everyone I worked with was just like her: professional, friendly, and on top of their game. And I mean everyone from the staff, other wedding coordinators, and the owner himself!
My wedding went off without a hitch and all of my guests exclaimed how good the food was. If you're reading this, stop looking. Summit is all you need.
When first deciding which caterer to go with, it was a hard decision and many seemed reputable, but I am SOO happy that I went with Summit! Veronica gave me exactly what I wanted, worked with my budget, and we had zero problems that night. Food tasted amazing, the servers were extremely nice, and many guests were raving on about how awesome the food was. I paid full out early on so I was able to receive some promotional discounts which was awesome. I would definitely recommend Summit to any bride.
Summit Event Catering was absolutely wonderful...the food, the staff, presentation, service, and quality was beyond our expectations. We received so many complements on the food. Pam provided amazing service and support as we planned our wedding. My husband and I were thrilled with our reception. We highly recommend Summit Event Catering.
We had an amazing and tasteful experience with SEC. Our menu was diverse yet simple. The price point was fantastic and the customer service was exquisite. Veronica was amazing to work with. I can't say enough great things about SEC; if food is your #1 priority ... you NEED SEC
Ok where do I start!!! Well first and for most there food is amazing and they have a large variety on the menu so don't be afraid to ask. Second Veronica Medrano the Event Specialist who worked with me is a phenomenal person. She made the experience less stressful and helped me with anything and everything. If I had a silly question she informed me it wasn't silly and answered it. How can you go wrong. The company it's self is very professional and a great company. If I had to do it again I would a 1000 times with them and Veronica!!!! I have had nothing but compliments on how wonderful the food was the day of my wedding and people are still talking about it. Oh and the most important part they are super affordable and will help fit your budget just let them know. Well I hope my review has been helpful! Please be sure to check them out I was satisfied and love them. Hope to have a party in the future so I can re-use them.😊
Pam Aki and her team at Summit Event Catering did a great job at our wedding. The food was delicious, we are still getting compliments on how tasty all of it was.
They made planning fun and simple. We will continue to reccommend them. We were truly satisfied.
I don’t even know where to begin… Veronica at Summit is absolutely AWESOME! She worked with our budget and ensured we got everything we wanted. Not to mention, we found our gorgeous venue through her as well as ALL our vendors. Talk about having a world class team for our wedding! Everything went flawlessly: on schedule and according to plan. Their food is also fantastic! I couldn’t have asked for more from a catering company. They went way above and beyond what was required to make sure our day went perfectly. Our wedding is a day I will always remember and I will never forget that it was thanks to Veronica that everything turned out the way it did. I absolutely adore her! You would be crazy not to hire her for your wedding! Just pick up the phone and call her… you will see exactly what I’m talking about! Impeccable service and you can always reach her—night or day.
Wedding catering is all about the service, and Summit did a great job. They were affordable, punctual, and provided excellent food.
Many guests commented on the quality of the food.
They also do an amazing coffee bar, and drink service.
Once we hired Summit, they handled everything that would be expected of a caterer, and we didn't have to worry about them.
We personally worked with Pam at Summit, and we were very happy with her.
Veronica and her team were the most amazing caterers I could ever imagine! From beginning to end my entire experience was just perfect. The food was so delicious and allof oour guest had nothing but great things to say. From traditional wedding food to unique themed foods (which we did) Summit Event Caterer fit your every need.
Veronica was amazing to work with. She was very professional and super helpful. Going with Summit was the best decision I made for my wedding.
When we hired Summit Events for our daughter’s wedding a month ago, we had so many questions and much anxiety about having an “at-home wedding” – parking, food choices, numbers of tables and chairs, settings, overall layout, sequence of events, etc. However, when we met with Pam, she put our minds at ease. Her confidence and experience was so reassuring. Where and how to park all of our guests was one of our biggest concerns. Pam quickly addressed this issue, provided options and gave us a recommendation for a Shuttle service even before we booked Summit Events - we were so impressed by her willingness to help. Once we decided to go with Summit Events, we were continually “wowed.” Pam handled everything---she came to our house for a walk-thru and we were all able to envision how things “would actually work.” She developed the timeline, determined the number of cooks and servers, ordered the rentals of tables, linens, glass and flatware, and coordinated the bartender service.
We also loved the way Summit Events conducts their food tasting. Combined with other couples pending food decisions, Summit served a variety of appetizer, entree, side dish and dessert options. It was so helpful to taste even more than we chose, so we could amend our menu if desired.
Throughout the process, Pam was on top of everything. She was always there when we needed her and she answered every question - big or small. We especially appreciated her personal touch and the many time-saving and money-saving ideas she offered.
On the day of our wedding, the event crew was fantastic. They were all professionals and obviously an experienced “wedding team.” The presentation and quality of the menu items were beyond expectation. Since the team used propane grills to prepare the food on site, it was fresh and cooked to perfection. The fillets were marvelous. The serving staff was also so very helpful and attentive - our guests felt special. We’re still getting compliments for the food and service. As a bonus, our leftovers were nicely wrapped and placed in our fridge.
The lovely touches - the cucumber water and the coffee bar with GREAT coffee – and the incredible tray-passed appetizers (ahi on cucumber, tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwich wedge) were over-the-top!
By the end of our perfect-wedding-day, the serving staff had everything cleaned and packed-up so fast…It felt like they left with the last guest.
Sincere thanks to Pam and the amazing staff at Summit Events. We will forever remember this wonderful day. Everything was perfect. Our daughter said it best when she looked at us and said, “This was so great; can we do it again?”
Veronica Medrano couldn't have done a more sensational job of bringing all our vendors together to make this wedding a night to remember. The food was delicious, the staff was friendly, warm, efficient, and dressed in appropriate serving attire. They stuck to the time line. Summit gave us a discount if we used the vendors they like to work with. Other event companies often insisted we use their vendors often at as much as a 30% up charge, which would have been more of our money in their pocket for no reason.
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