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Reviewed On 10/04/2022 by Andrew B
Command Performance Catering provided the catering services at Eden Gardens. Jesus, the sales and event manager, was very responsive by email and phone, and patiently took the time to answer our questions about the menu selection and alcohol pa...
ckages. We frequently corresponded about menu changes and diet accommodations, the guest seating arrangement, and furniture rentals for our cocktail hour and reception. Jesus adjusted to these multiple changes in the meals and rentals in a timely manner in the months leading up to our wedding. The h'orderves and buffet meal received plenty of compliments from our guests, and the wait staff was very attentive to the guests’ needs.
Reviewed On 11/07/2021 by Marissa G
Joe was great the whole time! Best of all the food was delicious. Everyone was happy with the food and LOVED the carrot souffle. I truly appreciate how they put everything together for my wedding and it was just overall amazing!
Reviewed On 10/28/2021 by Vicki S
We originally hired Command Catering back in the before-times when our wedding was slated for 2020. Well, once the pandemic made it clear we weren't going to get married for another year, Command Catering went above and beyond and were extremel...
y flexible and still delivered an amazing dinner for our wedding once the day finally came. Joe helped us pick out delicious meals that catered to our guest's diverse flavor palettes and dietary preferences. He was also very helpful working around our budget and maximizing every dollar we spent. If we were to do it all over again, we would go with Joe and Command Catering again as they truly helped make our dream wedding possible.
Reviewed On 10/04/2021 by Danielle G
My husband and I got married on 9/4/21 at Camarillo Ranch. Command Performance was the venue's preferred vendor for catering, and we could not be happier with this vendor! We worked with Manuel and he was so wonderful! He helped us every step o...
f the way, answered every question, and was very organized and friendly. As a vegetarian, I know what it's like to have limited options, but Command Performance caters to every diet and has a huge selection to choose from including appetizers, meals, and desserts! And the food and desserts were amazing! Usually wedding food is mediocre at best, but the food was so so good! It's been month since our wedding and we are still receiving raving reviews about the food at our wedding! Command definitely did not disappoint!
Reviewed On 8/09/2021 by Deanna C
Absolutely amazing food service! So many people at our wedding said that before they even sat down for dinner, they would have been completely happy just getting full on the appetizers. We got the most compliments on the Marsala Mushroom Fettuc...
cini, it was amazing! Their selection of vegan options was very impressive and they were extremely compensating. Bree and her team were very patient and kind with all of our requests and all of the guests had nothing but wonderful things to say about the staff. They made it possible for us to have an awesome, magical evening surrounded by friends and family. Thank you Command Performance!
Reviewed On 3/06/2021 by Nicole J
This is one of the vendors who preyed on couples who had their wedding days cancelled due to the pandemic. I was never a bride to dream about my wedding, but imagining everyone we love being together at once and celebrating was what I really wa...
nted. We didn't get that, nor did we get any food, services, or anything of any value from catering. I didn't even get a tasting. However, this company was happy to pocket my money and tell me that they "wished me well." I would not trust this company that clearly puts profits over people.
Reviewed On 3/05/2021 by Michael S
This vendor stole $1,000 from me that was intended for my wedding day. They were paid a deposit (part of my deposit with my venue) and they will not refund it even though we were not even given a tasting. We received ZERO food and ZERO services...
. The venue is pointing at the vendor, and the vendor is pointing at the venue saying we need to collect from the other. They refuse to give us anything of value in return for our money. DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR MONEY. They will keep it regardless of whether they have done anything at all to earn it. Imagine having your wedding cancelled by something completely out of. your control and then having the vendor keep money you worked hard to earn on top of it. If you go with Command, this could happen to you. It happened to me.
Reviewed On 9/02/2020 by Sasha R
Command Performance name suits them well! You command perfect food, they perform! They are consistent, professional like a well oiled machine, detail oriented and strive for perfection. Our guests raved about our food for days. Once we arrived ...
in cocktail hour to take pictures, a member of their staff had a tray of appetizers waiting to feed our groomsman, bridesmaids and family! Once my husband and I sat down for dinner, we immediately were the first ones to be served, a plate with EVERYTHING on it! It is little details like this, that set Command Performance apart. They genuinely care about their customers and reputation and strive for perfection and execute. Thank you for giving us the best performance!!! Thank you Pablo + team
Reviewed On 8/22/2020 by Melissa R
We got to work with Command Performance Catering through our venue, Eden Gardens. Their food is absolutely delicious and we had so many different options! They also worked with us to ensure our guests with different dietary needs were able to d...
ine with us without concern. They kept our drinks full and rolled out food so flawlessly. Our guests raved about the food!
Reviewed On 10/08/2019 by Bri F
My husband and I talked with over 10 caterers before hiring Command Performance. Breeanna Holliday is sooo nice and helpful. Not only is she very communicative but she is flexible in helping you achieve the menu of your dreams. Stop looking for...
a caterer and hire them. You don’t need to look any further. Even 7 weeks later, our guests have not stopped gushing about how amazing the food was. It was beyond our expectations and we couldn’t be happier. Food is so important at a wedding and they killed it. Hire them. We would do it a million times over. You won’t be disappointed. Trust me.
Reviewed On 10/03/2019 by Kalila R
The service was excellent! My husband, the guests and I all felt like we were in a 5 star restaurant of our very own. The caterers regularly checked to see if we needed any water and had the kindest smile. Both Chris and I had the chicken with ...
potatoes and veggies and it was amazing! The chicken was moist and tasty with this really good tomato sauce on top and what made it taste so good was that it was bone in! The potatoes were incompatible and the veggies gave the meal a nice balance. And the appetizers! They were artistically made and full of flavor! Thank you Command Performance!
Reviewed On 9/30/2019 by Tiffani J
Command Performance was so amazing! We had the pleasure of working with Justin and Jesus and they were always very responsive even during busy wedding season. When we had the tasting, it was great seeing the chef behind the delicious food. Ever...
ything was delicious and we wanted it all to be at our wedding. The food we chose, all our guests loved. There was something there for everyone no matter their food preferences. Additionally, the tables and linens were beautiful and matched our theme very well. We were skeptical in the beginning because mass produced food may not always hold up to standards, but man was the food amazing as if it was just made right there at the venue. We knew we chose the right people to handle our wedding food! Also, Jesus was very accommodating in what we wanted for the wedding and met our needs in every way. Cannot recommend them enough!
Reviewed On 8/26/2019 by Krista W
My husband and I had Command Performance Catering cater our wedding and the food was delicious! Joe was our main point of contact and working with him was very easy! He was professional, the food was delicious and his staff was incredible. We ...
felt very taken care of during the whole process. Many guests have deemed the BBQ package we had at our wedding some of the best catered food they've ever had! Would definitely recommend CPC!
Reviewed On 7/24/2019 by Lisa L
We had a wonderful experience with Command Performance Catering. They are the catering service used at our venue, Maravilla Gardens, and we can see why they choose to work with them. Robert was so friendly and easy to work with. They have a lot...
of options to choose from and we had a great time doing a tasting to come up with our menu. Everything was fresh and high quality. Our guests enjoyed and loved the food! Highly recommend this vendor :)
Reviewed On 7/22/2019 by Kennedy M
When planning our wedding, food was the biggest priority on our list. We wanted to wow our guests and avoid the typical “wedding” food that people were going to walk away from saying it was “ok.” Command Performance made sure that our wedding f...
ood blew everyone’s mind. That night, everyone stated how amazing the food was, especially the Jalapeno Mac and Cheese. Justin and Breeanna are incredible and know Quail Ranch inside and out. Days leading up to the wedding they made sure our seating chart was in place and all our rentals were ready. Still dreaming of the Mac and Cheese… We could not have asked for a more impressive caterer.
Reviewed On 5/24/2019 by Ashley R
After receiving a recommendation from our wedding venue, we opted to use Command to handle our catering for the big day. If you've ever been to a wedding, you know the food is often a critical piece to the overall puzzle! We worked with Joe fro...
m the start, and after explaining what we wanted to do and how much we were looking to spend, he was quick to deliver several options that checked all the boxes. Once we narrowed down our options, we came in for a tasting (which he was present for) and he walked us through every dish and listened to our likes and dislikes. Come wedding day, the food was just as tasty as it was during our sampling day (hard to do for nearly 200 people!) and the staff was extremely clean, professional and pleasant to work with! Not once did we have to worry about our food, and thanks to Joe and his staff, our guests experienced a wedding they still talk about today (6 months later!). Given the option to go back and do it all over again, I would use Command every time - thank you!!
Reviewed On 5/22/2019 by Michelle L
My husband and I are foodies so having good food at our wedding was a priority.
We did not have a choice in our caterer since they were the exclusive caterer for our venue at Eden Gardens. We started with a not so communicative coordinator bu...
t by the new year, we were re-assigned to attentive coordinators.
We had a wonderful tasting with our new catering coordinator and any concerns about the quality of the menu were put to bed. Everything was delicious and beautiful. HOWEVER, after telling the catering coordinators and the wedding coordinator of the GROOM'S allergy to cilantro, revising the menu to remove all cilantro and having it marked on all menus, IT STILL WAS SERVED TO THE GROOM!
Everyone is lucky that the allergic reaction is not life threatening. We had about 10 minutes between the ceremony and photos to shove as many hors d'oeuvres we could into our faces. We were looking forward to it and hungry. Not only was cilantro served with the hors d'oeuvres it also was also in the dinner. Very disappointing that this food allergy wasn't taken more seriously and not caught by anyone but the groom himself.
Reviewed On 5/13/2019 by Shelby S
The food was great, but working with them was tough. 5 stars for food and 2 generous stars for communication. Getting responses by email and phone took multiple tries and I had to keep reminding Justin to send the information he kept telling me...
he was going to send. When you’re planning a wedding and spending tons of money on the food and rentals, you would think they would be more on top of their communication.
Reviewed On 10/29/2018 by Christina P
Pablo and Justin are so incredibly professional, patient, and courteous. I truly wish I could rate them, and their absolutely perfect service, higher! We were so lucky to have worked with them and their amazing crew. Our wedding food was not on...
ly fantastic and EXTREMELY DELICIOUS, but EXACTLY what we wanted. Justin and Pablo get back to you in a timely manner and facilitate with any curveballs the day (or days leading up to the big day) throw at you. We are so, so, so happy to have had them as our caterers! They also worked really well with our family and could not have been more kind or energetic (especially since Pablo was with us for 6 hours+). Pablo was also completely understanding of all of our concerns and food choices. Their equipment was state of the art and our food that day was timeless and impeccable. 10/10+ would recommend to anyone! OUR GUESTS COULD NOT STOP TALKING ABOUT HOW GOOD THE FOOD WAS!
Reviewed On 9/06/2018 by Wendy W
They were amazing to work with and the food was great. I have had many of our guests comment on how great the food was.
Reviewed On 8/05/2018 by Michael B
We recently had our wedding at Maravilla Gardens and had the pleasure of working with Robert. MVG and Robert made the whole process of picking out our menu a breeze; I actually think it might have been the easiest part of the whole planning pro...
cess. Earlier in the year Maravilla Gardens hosted a showcase where we were able to try a lot of the food that CPC serves. We definitely picked out a few things that day to add to our menu. Robert answered any questions we had in a prompt manner and had great ideas and menu suggestions. He also helped me pick out additional items such as table linen. At the end of our wedding we received so much feed back on the food. Many guests shared that this was some of the best food they have had at a wedding. I also have to mention how wonderful the service was. Anything our guest needed was taken care of so quickly. We could not have asked for a better team, thank you so much CPC!
Reviewed On 7/21/2018 by Katie M
We had the pleasure of working with Command Performance for our wedding. Thanks to Melanie and her team, our wedding was perfect! Our guests could not stop raving about how delicious the food was and the exceptional service they provided. They ...
are truly professional and our wedding would not have been the same with out the CP team.
Reviewed On 2/21/2018 by Sarah K
Command Performance Catering is incredible! We worked with Danny and he was amazing from our tasting to the wedding day. We did a family style service with a slight fall-theme since we got married in November. The food was delicious and we got ...
so many compliments after the wedding. The servers were so helpful and attentive as well which is a huge bonus.
I highly recommend Command Performance for any event. Their staff is professional and knowledgeable, their servers are attentive and respectful, and the food is consistently outstanding. Definitely 5 stars!!
Reviewed On 1/02/2018 by Bianca M
Command Performance Catering did the catering for our wedding at Hartley Botanica. The food was excellent and I really enjoyed working with Justin. I wanted something different and they provided us with beautiful wooden tables that just made ou...
r reception space. They have a wide selection of linens and placed a small spring in the napkins which complemented our centerpieces beautifully. I highly recommend them! I really hope I can attend another event where they cater someday!
Reviewed On 11/15/2017 by Lauren A
I used Command Performance for my appetizers, dinner, desserts and late night snacks and it was all fantastic. We wanted a family style Italian meal and they were able to deliver amazing food that all the guests enjoyed. I worked with Dylan and...
he was super responsive and helpful throughout the planning process and on the day of he was there to ensure everything went smoothly. My only regret is that I didn't eat more at the reception!
Reviewed On 10/29/2017 by Kim K
We used Command for our wedding in September and could not have been happier. We worked with Joe from about one year out. He was always responsive to our emails, went back and forth with us multiple times to help us make the right selections an...
d was just a pleasure. The tasting was incredible - we got to try every single item we were considering, in full portions, which was quite unexpected. We practically rolled out of the tasting. The wedding itself was flawless. We got so many compliments on the food, that it was truly delicious and not typical wedding fare. We also knew we wanted an untraditional dessert incorporating chocolate chip cookies (my favorite) that wouldn't pull people off the dance floor. So we had an ice cream cookie sandwich station which was a HUGE hit. The staff was also very attentive to my husband and me during the entire day, bringing us water during photos, setting up a full spread for us to enjoy after the ceremony (cocktails, red wine, white wine, champagne, water and all of our hor d'oeuvres) and ensured we had whatever salad and entrees we wanted during dinner. All in all, a wonderful experience and we would recommend Command wholeheartedly.
Reviewed On 7/17/2017 by Jamee P
We sought out this vendor for catering our wedding. I attended a wedding at Hartley Botanical in Somis, CA many years ago and I was floored. At first I thought having a buffet was really low brow, but for crying out loud their food is amazing...
! It was memorable after all these years. I've had the privilege of attending 3 weddings there, one of which was my brother's. I had led him to that place. I wasn't sure I wanted to do my wedding where he did his, just two years earlier, but we visited when Command was preparing for a wedding and they let us know a handful of other venues that they provide the catering to. Thanks to them, we found the venue of our dreams with the food we really wanted.
Melanie was a great resource during our catering planning. She is very busy, and I can understand why. They provide such great service and exquisite food. We had the opportunity to do a preview night at Eden Gardens where both the venue and caterer really showcased their offerings, and we were not disappointed. We got to sample the food, meet other venues, and see what other table settings they had to offer. We opted for some upgraded items, and Melanie's input was very useful. We got gold flatware, ivory with gold plates, we had a huge assortment of colors/linin to choose from. We really got to create a magical tablescape and evening with their help!
Items worth noting: You won't be able to taste everything on the menu. You will try some items at the preview night. If you miss it, then you won't get to try the food. A big item for us is that they don't accept anything but cash. If you have $17K laying around, that's sweet, but we did not. It is not negotiable. At all.
Command took very good care of my husband and me on our wedding night. They made sure we had food and drinks at all times. They brought us and the bridal party food right after the ceremony to munch on during pictures. They sent us home with some of the food - because we didn't eat our meal at all that night. LOL Everyone kept coming up to say Hi. They lovingly packed our cake's top tier so it was ready to put in the freezer. We really appreciate the attention they gave to us and our guests. It was a seamless event, the most exquisite night it could have possibly been. Thanks again, Command!!
Reviewed On 3/30/2017 by Leah B
Absolutely Amazing to work with them. Joe is great! They answered every questions immediately and completely. They helped out immensely day of and the food was DELICIOUS! recommending them to everyone I know.
Reviewed On 10/25/2016 by Courtney M
We LOVED working with Command! The other half is a chef, so we knew that food was going to be a big focus at our wedding. We worked with Justin, and he was so extremely helpful and accommodating. The food was amazing - two weeks later people ar...
e still talking about how delicious it was.. The staff is always wonderful - super professional. Everyone that I interacted with was simply amazing. Would highly encourage people to connect with them for any catering needs.
Reviewed On 10/19/2016 by Tracy C
Command Performance Catering was fantastic!! We worked with Robert Yamada and I can't even say it enough how lucky we are for that. He was great! Responded to my millions of emails and questions very quickly and was also so professional and kin...
d. He never made me feel like I was annoying or nagging. He is very organized and pays close attention to details. He does a lot of the middle man work so you as the bride don't have to. Our tasting was so fun and we fell in love with the food. On our wedding day we had tray passed appetizers: shrunken shrimp tacos on a lime wedge, Italian chicken sausage stuffed mushrooms, fig and cambozola flat bread pizza and smoked Gouda slider. They all were fantastic and Robert made sure a server came to my husband and I so we could get some appetizers along with our signature cocktail. Then for dinner we had the Zinfandel braised short ribs and herb grilled chicken with red and golden beet salad, black truffle mashed potatoes, carrot soufflé and the veggie mix in pistachio butter. Our food was amazing and command performance made sure my husband and I got our meals and were able to eat! Our food was hot and tasted great! We got a ton of compliments. Then they made sure my husband and I each got cake, that was very important to my husband haha. They made our wedding perfect and I couldn't have asked for better from Robert
Reviewed On 11/05/2015 by Knottie39931890
Having great food at our wedding was a top priority for us – we’re big “foodies” and couldn’t imagine serving our guests the standard wedding menu. Thank goodness for Command Performance Catering!
I have been fortunate to have previously wor...
ked with the CPC team in my previous job – they have always served great food and have been exceptional partners. The service they provided to us for our wedding exceeded our expectations! Danny Margolis, Robert Yamada, and Chef Maya were so wonderful during the whole process. If we had a question, they responded quickly. If we had an issue, they had the solution. Plus, they worked within our budget without sacrificing service or quality. Robert even made sure that cocktails were ready for us and our wedding party after the ceremony, and that my husband and I had a plate of the appetizers.
The whole evening went smoothly, and our guests raved about the food during and after the wedding. We have nothing but great things to say about Command Performance. Thank you for helping make our wedding so memorable!
Reviewed On 10/30/2015 by Kristen O
You always hear horror stories about how bad wedding food can be. Our wedding was NOT the case! After a meeting with Joe at CP, we knew we were in good hands. He helped us through the menu, what worked and what didn't and came up with the pe...
rfect menu. Our guests continue to give us their feedback on how delicious the food was! From the appetizers to entrees to the wedding cookies on the coffee bar. Aside from having great food, the staff was a pleasure to work with! They made us feel even more special if that was at all possible :)
Reviewed On 12/04/2014 by Molly R
Command is the catering company that works with the wedding venue we chose, Walnut Grove, so we didn't select them ourselves - but we couldn't have been happier with the food at our wedding! I've heard several other people who attended wedding...
s at Walnut Grove rave about the food, as well, saying it's the best they've ever had at a wedding. And while it was our wedding, and we may be biased :)... we couldn't have agreed more! Joe was great to work with - totally knows his stuff, very competent and accommodating, made helpful recommendations, and even used extra flowers we had on hand to decorate the buffet table with. The food was AMAZING - and we also had Command do some pies and little cobblers in mason jars, which were adorable and delicious. We could not have been happier with Command - thanks for adding such yummy goodness to our big day! :)
Reviewed On 10/25/2014 by Lauren W
What can I say other than I have never heard so many wedding guests rave about food the way my guests raved about Command Performance. They were recommended to me by another bride and I was not disappointed. Tina Wilkins was amazing to work wit...
h. Always one step ahead in the process to make sure every aspect was on track. She even had great suggestions on where to cut costs and still have all the things we wanted to provide our guests including a late night snack!
I would definitely use them in the future.
Reviewed On 8/11/2014 by kyliegh e
We had Command Performance Catering at our wedding at Hartley Botanica. We worked with Trevor who was awesome not only to consult with before the wedding, but also the day of. He made sure that the bride and groom were taken care of the whole ...
evening. I can not say enough about the food, people are still raving about it a month after our wedding! I was a little hesitant because they do not do a formal tasting. They have an open house where some of the food is available to try. With the amount of options available and help from Trevor we were able to create a great menu for our buffet at our wedding!
This company also has rentals available for wedding items. Our linens were provided through them with upgrades available. I rented lace runners, extra night time lights, dance floor, different sweet heart table, and easels from them.
Great, great, company!
Reviewed On 1/13/2014 by Jamie H
We worked with Robert and he made the entire process so easy. Always willing to make changes or answer questions and gave great info on what goes good with what. Everyone LOVED the food which was obvious from the numerous trips of full plates I...
saw people taking from the buffet. The only negative was that my husband and I got up from our table to take a few pictures with the moon and they took our plates while we were away - I had only taken two bites so that was a bummer but everyone really liked the food. Even comparing the items we had at the wedding to those of restaurants -people always say it was better at our wedding.
Reviewed On 10/08/2013 by Peggy C
Command Performance was an awesome choice for my wedding! The food was excellent and the service was outstanding! They worked with me and my planner on special request and made the evening a big success.
Reviewed On 9/06/2013 by Jamie S
Trevor at Command Performance really jumped through hoops for us. Yes, Command is on the costly side, but I do think it is worth it. They accommodated every request we had (even the ones I would sure they would say no to.) The food is really...
good, and high quality. Jalapeno Mac & Cheese, Carrot Souffle and the Zinfandel Short Ribs were some of our favorites. Yum! Thank you, Trevor!
Reviewed On 8/30/2013 by Brittney S
I can't say enough about CPC. They were awesome! Robert, our site manager, is professional, courteous, and personable. We loved our menu we chose for our wedding. Friends that had held their weddings at other venues with other caterer's had war...
ned us that our wedding food might not not be as good as the food at our venue's open house, but I would venture to say this was better.
Reviewed On 8/29/2013 by Tanya D
So many of our guests remarked that this was some of the best wedding food they've tried! We opted for a Premium buffet and everyone loved it. The decision process was easy and we were able to taste their food on various occasions and were impr...
essed with the consistent quality. The servers were also great providing my husband and I with refills and food.
Reviewed On 7/31/2013 by laura p
We used CPC for our wedding at Maravilla Gardens 7/5/13 and were very happy with them! We did a mexican fiesta theme and they gave us exactly what we wanted and more. We got so many compliments on the food! Robert was really great to work with ...
and we didn't have to worry about anything. We just picked out our menu and our rentals and they did everything for us! Highly recommended :)
Reviewed On 6/19/2013 by Casey T
I got married in my parents' backyard and had 260 people at our wedding. Robert Yamada was my rep and did an AMAZING job. Command Performance had everything on time, fresh, and just perfect. Robert was the best. He was extremely communicative a...
nd made everything so unstressful. The food displays were beautiful and I received so many compliments on how delicious the food was. They were worth every penny.
Reviewed On 6/11/2013 by Caitlin C
We worked with Trevor from Command Performance. He was so pleasant to work with. We received so many compliments on the food and how delicious it was. We even showed a picture of an appetizer we liked and they made it. I would definitely recomm...
Reviewed On 11/07/2012 by Christina N
I have never had a better meal at a wedding. Ever. I've been to 3 weddings where Command Performance was the caterer, including my own, and every meal has been so tasty! Trevor was our go-to guy and he was so easy to work with, answered all of ...
our questions, and made us feel at ease. We weren't too difficult of a couple when it came to the food/rentals, and that helped us all around. Service was great. The wait staff stayed with us the entire time we took photos during cocktail hour. Followed us around, offered us food and drink anytime we wanted it during the evening. We were treated like royalty the entire time - it was great! And, seriously, the food is amazing! And I usually don't like food. Command Performance is the only caterer available for a few of the wedding venues in Ventura County.. but don't worry.. you won't be let down! Promise.
Reviewed On 10/23/2012 by Megan S
People have raved about the food at our wedding, they were stoping us the night of to tell us how amazing it was. We keep hearing over and over that it was by far the best wedding food people have ever had. I have a gluten allergy and they gla...
dly accommodated me and brought me a separate meal!
Reviewed On 10/12/2012 by Shirley F
trevor from CPC was the best! he was our contact for our wedding at hartley botanica on 9.29.12 and we were extremely grateful to have such a patient and understanding point person for our big day. he even upgraded some of our menu items from...
the "lower" menu for free!
for our wedding hor doeuvres, we ordered the crispy wonton wrapped shrimp with sweet and spicy sauce, bacon wrapped scallops with orange teriyaki glace, and spinach and pesto stuffed mushrooms with toasted pine nuts. they were all delicious, but i especially loved the scallops!
our entrees were the carved roast sirloin with pearl onion demi glace and creamy walnut horseradish sauce, rosemary grilled chicken with wild mushroom and roasted garlic sauce, and bow tie pasta tossed with asparagus, peas, and red peppers in a parmesan cream sauce. the rosemary grilled chicken was the bigger hit surprisingly! we originally chose chicken just bc it was a "safe" choice.
for sides, the grilled vegetables on cast iron grills with pistachio butter made for impressive presentation, but it was the white cheddar jalapeno mac and cheese that was the talk of the evening. so seemingly simple, but it packed a punch and our guests loved it. the red and golden beet salad, candied walnuts, and goat cheese with champagne vinaigrette was the epitome of a gourmet salad.
now, im not sure if CPC's relationship with Hartley Botanica is the same as with other venues, but for our wedding at Hartley, CPC also provided the rentals (chairs, chandeliers, dance floor, etc). my only teensy weensy complaint about CPC is that things seemed a bit disorganized at times (uncertain pricing for rentals, emails sometimes unanswered). however, the food was so yummy and trevor was so nice and accommodating that those things were really minor. plus, im sure a simple call to ask trevor directly would be just as efficient as we all get behind in emails sometimes. :)
Reviewed On 9/29/2012 by Ariana M
Food was so good. My guests are still talking about it. They also did an awesome job setting everything up. Everything looked beautiful, and the food was incredible. Highly recommend them. They did an excellent job.
Only drawback-- they can...
be hard to get a hold of.
Reviewed On 9/21/2012 by N S
We used Command Performance as the caterer for our wedding and we were very happy with them. We worked with Robert at CPC and he's fantastic. He was professional, friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious and we received comments fro...
m pretty much all the guests that it was the best food at a wedding ever. We were very happy with the service and the food and would highly recommend CPC.
Reviewed On 8/24/2012 by Brittney S
My husband is a total foodie and the food at our wedding was pretty much his main concern when we started planning. Once we selected the location-of-our-dreams, we learned that we had to use Command Performance as our caterer. We were both a li...
ttle nervous, but we heard nothing but good things so we decided to make the best of it. Our hesitation at first was completely blown away once we tried the food and met with our caterer Joe. First, Joe is awesome. If you get the opportunity to work with him, not only will you have fun and get to hang out with a great guy, but he is also a complete professional. He knows food. He knows what people like and will be honest with you about the wide variety of choices they offer and what seems best for your wedding theme, location, season, etc. He was an amazing resource, not to mention patient. I probably emailed back and forth with him a hundred times and he was great to work with throughout our year of planning. Even when we kept adding crazy last minute additions to our already extensive catering list, he was nothing but helpful and full of ideas. He never said something wouldn't work, but instead, found ways to make it happen. We were nervous that a buffet for 200 people would make the quality of the food we tasted go down, but on that day, the food was exactly as we had tasted before and people were raving about it. So many people came up to us to tell us that the food was the best they'd had at a wedding. It was perfect. Oh and a tip, in case you're skeptical when you see it, TRY the carrot souffle. I cannot tell you enough. Odd as it may sound and orange as it may look, you won't be sorry. Amazing.
Reviewed On 8/03/2012 by Erin Y
We made the rounds tasting and interviewing caterers, and consider ourselves so lucky to have ultimately stumbled upon Command Performance. We were even luckier when we were paired with Joe Thies as our coordinator extraordinaire! Joe was incre...
dibly helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly! He literally 'catered' to each and every request and detail as if it were his own family member's wedding. The entire planning process from food to rentals was an absolute pleasure because of his help and expertise! Day of, the staff was incredible as well! Everyone was professional in their appearance and attitude, and all were very friendly! Wine was magically full in all guest's glasses, signature drinks were made perfectly and to our exact recipe, food was served hot and with a smile, and everything was delicious! We have been getting wonderful feedback from family and friends about the food ever since!! Finally, if you're planning an event at a private residence, look no further! The staff also impressed us so much with their cleanliness and efficiency! They managed to serve an amazing, 5-star meal, and be cleaned up and out of our garage/staging area within an hour following the wedding's end! It literally looked like there had never been a partly! Overall, we would recommend Command Performance Catering again and again! Thank you Joe and thank you Command Performance!
Reviewed On 7/06/2012 by Stacey G
Food was AMAZING (according to all my guests) because I did not have a minute to eat! But my now husband is a total FOODIE and no ordinary wedding food would do. No one has enough positive things to say about CP! Danny Margolis, wonderful to wo...
Reviewed On 7/05/2012 by Ericka K
All my of my guest said that my wedding had the best wedding food they've ever had! Command creates amazing and beautiful displays and doesn't go for the traditional wedding foods, it was absolutely wonderful!
Reviewed On 7/02/2012 by Cassandra V
So kind to work with and the food tasted wonderful! We still get complimetns from guest!
Reviewed On 6/15/2012 by Jenna R
So happy we had Command Performance as our caterer for our wedding at Walnut Grove. Joe was so helpful with the entire process and was always so easy to talk to. He helped us plan the perfect menu and even worked with us when we needed to put...
together a few specialty plates. His staff set everything up beautifully! Our guests loved the food! Command Performance Catering is a very popular company and you can easily see why! Great menus and great staff!
Reviewed On 11/29/2011 by Amanda I
everyone at our wedding raved about the food!
Reviewed On 11/24/2011 by Paulina K
Command Performance were the caterer for our venue, so we didn't have to do a lot of searching around for food. This ended up working out beautifully - their food was amazingly delicious and they were wonderful to work with. We were expecting m...
aybe a couple options to choose from for the entree and sides, but when we met with Robert about a month before our wedding he gave us about 20 pages' worth of menu items. We didn't have the most expensive package, but even with our moderately-priced package we were able to build an amazing menu that our guests raved about. Robert even served us fresh plates of food personally, since we weren't able to get to our first one before dashing off to take pictures. They were wonderfully easy to work with; service was great and the food was fabulous!
Reviewed On 11/12/2011 by ann s
We were very fortunate to be referred to Command Performance from our venue, Sherwood Country Club and had the pleasure of working with Annette. My Husband and I felt heard, and Annette always had not only great ideas for us, but also solution...
s on how to make our vision come to life - all within our budget. We were delighted with the vast menu options we could choose from with Command and even with myriad options, they were still very open to our ideas. We got lots of compliments on our food. The Carrot souffles are out of this world!! Command Performance does not miss a detail - they were a one-stop-shop that made pulling together our dream wedding easy. Annette is a true professional, and an absolute sweetheart - we loved working with her!
Reviewed On 10/15/2011 by Amber M
These people are awesome. Our venue required we have them as our caterer, which was a disappointment at first. However, our direct coordinator was Joe. He was so helpful & accommodating. He knew we were on a budget & really worked with ...
us until we got what we wanted & were satisfied. On the day of our wedding, he & his crew got all the tables set up, put together, & even helped our wedding coordinator with centerpieces. The food was AWESOME! People are still complimenting me on my food choice (which was BBQ). It is pricey-- we got the lowest package (BBQ Buffet) & it was still $56/person. (yikes!). It was still worth it. His employees were quick to refill glasses, get empty plates out of the way, serve drinks/alcohol, & attended to my guests promptly. If you bring your own alcohol, they cork & serve it to you-- all included in the package (meaning no corkage fee). I was super content with how it all turned out. The only reason I rated 4 stars was because of their priciness.
Reviewed On 10/12/2011 by Mike S
The best wedding food Ive ever had.
Ask for Robert. He will work with and dietary needs and makes creating a menu for you easy. He wont try to "up sell" you rather make sure you get what you want.
Reviewed On 10/02/2011 by Jennifer C
Everything we picked was perfect. People kept talking about how good the food was! Wish I had more of it =) But that's how your wedding day goes. They even bring their own flowers to decorate the buffet!
Reviewed On 9/09/2011 by Christine M
I worked with them for my wedding and I think they were great! They had tons of food options, are very responsive to emails/phone calls and they made my day-of planner's life easy. Everyone loved the food and I think they were one of the most r...
easonably priced caterers I have seen. I am one happy newlywed!
Reviewed On 8/29/2011 by Elizabeth B
Not sure if this was the caterer I would have used if I had a choice in the matter, but they were the only caterers the venue would allow us to use. I'm a huge foodie, and to me the food was "typical wedding food." Nothing out of this world a...
mazing, but nothing horrible.
Reviewed On 8/19/2011 by Claire V
danny & tina with command performance catering are incredible. from the pre-planning to the final walk-thru, and the event itself, everything was FLAWLESS! the stations visually were phenomenal, the service was non-stop, and the food was ...
FANTASTIC! i would never have another event without them! thank you, thank you, thank you!
Reviewed On 8/16/2011 by Kate B
We originally guessed we'd have 180 guests at our wedding, and received a cost estimate based on that number. About a month before the wedding, we revised our estimate to 150 guests, but Command only took off $10 per person. The food alone was ...
$25 per person. I understand they can't reduce staff for 30 fewer people, but they itemized out the food and STILL refunded less than half the money per guest. Worse, it is not stipulated anywhere in their contract that they do this. We didn't push it because they hold the success of the wedding in the palm of their hands, but be careful out there!
Reviewed On 8/12/2011 by Heidi G
If you want perfect execution, delicious hot food, and your guest to walk away wanting more than just second helpings then contact Joe Thies at Command Performance Catering. I was honored to have Joe and his team cater my wedding on July 2 of t...
his year and my guests and family are still talking about how great the food and service was.
Joe was with me from the beginning to the end of the event. He executed excellent professionalism and is one of the vendors that will actually answer all your emails and questions promptly. Trust me you don't want to have to second guess the food or service at your event. Joe worked with my budget and I'm sure he would be happy to help create something fabulous for yours as well. I highly recommend Joe and his staff at Command Performance Catering, because well you don't want all your guest to eat every last bit of cake do you?
All the best,
Reviewed On 7/01/2011 by Karly R
Annette Karp at Command Performance was an absolute pleasure to work with. She listened to my ideas, offered suggestions, and found a way to make it happen. Annette customized the whole event to meet all of my needs and expectations while sta...
ying within our budget. She is highly professional and extremely friendly. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I highly recommend the white cheddar jalapeno mac & cheese :) Command Performance is a fantastic vendor for all of your catering needs.
Reviewed On 6/15/2011 by Lallique B
tina wilkens was the best. She was like having another coordinator. She took over the reception site and made everything run smoothly. The food was excellent people are still talking about it almost a month later.
Reviewed On 6/14/2011 by Ashley F
Robert and his team at Command Performance are INCREDIBLE. We did a plated dinner, with a choice of three entrees for guests, and 3 sides on each plate. Everyone was raving about the food, even weeks after the wedding. If you think wedding food...
has to be bland, blase, or boring... think again. Our hors d'eouvres were just as delicious as the dinner. Bacon-wrapped bananas? YES. Spare ribs? YES. Mushroom gorgonzola tarts? YESSS. Also: try their jalapeno mac n cheese, and the petite carrot souffle. They are major crowd-pleasers. Oh, and their choices of linens, china, silverware, and glassware are fantastic.
Reviewed On 6/02/2011 by amy l
Our venue was Walnut Grove at Tierra Rejada Ranch in Moorpark, CA. Joe and the rest of the staff is professional, flexible, helpful, and wonderful to work with! We opted for a buffet dinner, which worked out perfectly and the guests loved the f...
ood. We were very impressed by and so glad to have Command Performance cater our wedding!
Reviewed On 5/21/2011 by Kristin L
One of the most talked about things at my wedding was the amazing food. I was so great, the best food I have ever experienced at a wedding. Plus, all the staff were great. Robert was really great to deal with. Super nice and willing to help...
with whatever we needed. We wanted to do smores at our wedding and he was willing to have someone supervise it and clean it up at no extra cost, which was so nice! I would definitely recommend Command Performance Catering!
Reviewed On 5/10/2011 by Kristin L
Command Performance has the best tasting food. My quests were raving how good they were. My best friend used Command Performance at her wedding and they were so good that I was so happy that my wedding venues used them exclusively. There food t...
astes like a fine dining experience. The staff are very friendly and attentive to your needs.
Reviewed On 12/20/2010 by Monica L
We were very pleased with Command Performance. We wanted to incorporate both of our cultures in our wedding, Cuban and Chinese. From the beginning Robert worked with us to provide us with a fantastic Cuban menu and what we needed for our Chin...
ese Tea Ceremony, which was held during our reception. Having worked in the restaurant business for many years, I immediately noticed the service was impeccable.
Reviewed On 11/15/2010 by Edgar E
Robert and his team at Command Performance were amazing. From the decor to the food, there was nothing left to chance. The outstanding service they provided was second to none!
At first we were a little worried, since we didn't get to choo...
se our caterer, it was package deal with our wedding venue. However, there was no reason to fret about it. Robert was very helpful and flexible, including the last minute details. He was the glue that held the event together, and kept my wife sane in the weeks prior to the wedding. It makes sense why it is the chosen caterer!!!
Reviewed On 11/08/2010 by Rachel T
There is a reason Command Performance has a monopoly on all the wedding locations around ventura county. They were amazing!!! The food was absolutely delicious, and they make everything beautiful. Just wonderful. You have to try they jalepeno m...
ac and cheese. People are still talking about it. We did have a grumpy bar service woman though, I think it was cause we didn't serve alcohol and she wasn't being tipped very well, but geeze she was rude, besides that...
Reviewed On 10/21/2010 by Shannon J
Great food, great rentals - very professional. You may have to email your contact to follow up with details, but in the end - it came out beautifully.
Reviewed On 10/12/2010 by Tara M
The food that Command Performance provided was absolutely amazing! The displays were also beautiful. We even received quite a few compliments from guests at the wedding about how good the food was. The service was also outstanding. Even though ...
we had a buffet, the wait staff brought me and my husband a plate so we could start eating right away. And after not eating much that day, it was greatly appreciated.
Reviewed On 9/22/2010 by Kelly D
Everyone raved about the food! It was delicious and the service was fantastic. Every detail that I requested was taken care of. Highly recommended!
Reviewed On 9/14/2010 by Sara F
I have nothing but positive things to say about Command Performance. Tina was our rep. who I worked closely with and she is wonderful. She is knowledgeable, helpful, and accommodating. We were looking at a few other caterers, and CP gave us u...
pgraded linens so that we would book with them. I was constantly sending Tina emails with little questions and she would quickly respond, even from her phone if she was not in the office. I changed my mind a lot on the menu, and it was never a problem, which I really appreciated. On the day of Tina acted practically as the coordinator and not just the caterer, she was helping with everything, not just the food. I saw her straightening up little details that were important to me, even though it was not her job. She is very good in this business and a pleasure to work with. Our site contact even commented that they were the best caterer he has worked with and that Tina was very professional. I wanted a station type of set up, and we did a pasta station, fajita bar, salad, grilled vegetables served right off the grills, and a mashed potato martini station, coffee station and dessert station. The guests loved the mashed potato martini station and commented that the food was good. I was impressed that when it was time for dinner CP had plates already made for my husband and I so that we could start eating right away and not have to go through the buffet line... as they know the bride and groom are usually rushed to eat. They also gave us to-go plates for us to take back to our bridal suite that night... which was wonderful as I was too excited/nervous to eat all day and I was starving by the time we left. All these little details really make a difference and I would highly recommend Command Performance for any bride.
Reviewed On 8/10/2010 by Michelle L
Then go with Command for your caterer, you will not be disappointed. We are still getting compliments on how wonderful the food was. People were happily surprised at the quality and great taste of the food.
Reviewed On 6/05/2010 by Amy C
We had recently been to a wedding catered by Command Performance and loved the food and service. They were on our short list of caterers we met with for our wedding and quickly became the only choice for us. Trevor was very patient in meeting w...
ith us due to our tough work schedules. He was extremely quick in responding to every email or phone call. He helped us create a menu that stayed within our budget and yet reflected us as a couple. Every detail was followed on our wedding day. The food and service was spectacular! Our guests are still commenting on the taste, presentation and professionalism. We highly recommend Command Performance Catering and especially Trevor!