James Madison offers Seasonally inspired, customizable menus to suit your pallet. We focus on creating an elevated food experience for intimate dining occasions.
American, Fusion, Specialty
Food & Catering
Buffet, Family Style, Menu Tastings, Passed Appetizers, Seated Meal, Servers
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James Madison Catering Reviews
4.7 out of 5.0
Reviewed On 7/20/2023 by Stacey G
Working with Jonathan @ JMC for our small, destination wedding was everything we could ever want and more. Jonathan is personable, thoughtful and a great listener; through talking with us in the months leading up to our wedding, he went above a...
nd beyond to to perfectly customize the menu. And the meal was INCREDIBLE. I'm still having dreams about the soufflé. If you want to have the most memorable dinner for your special event, you'll find it with Jonathan and his team!
Reviewed On 6/26/2023 by Laura B
Jonathon was wonderful to work with as he made our wedding menu vision come true. The post-wedding ceremony celebration was held at a private residence in Twentynine Palms, CA and we were looking for a caterer to serve a family-style middle eas...
tern menu which would suit our guests’ various vegan/gluten-free/vegetarian dietary restrictions, while also providing options for meat lovers. Jonathon was excited about creating this menu. He even came to meet us at an Airbnb we rented when we visited the area months ahead of the event and put together a private dinner for us to taste. It was delicious and a great opportunity to provide him with feedback on the menu options we were able to try. Jonathan put so much passion and creativity into the menu and grazing board. He also handled the venue’s numerous permitting requirements with professionalism and grace. The wedding dinner that Jonathan presented on our big day blew us away! Our guests are still talking about how amazing the food was, from the lamb meatballs, to the falafel to the turmeric couscous. We are so pleased with James Madison Catering and would highly recommend them. The glassware, flatware, and dinnerware they provided were also excellent. We would choose James Madison again, no regrets!
Reviewed On 1/10/2023 by Laura H
I could not have had a better experience! Jonathan and his team made our special night extra delicious. Jonathan was very responsive and helpful from beginning to end during our planning. He was so helpful, especially since I had to plan my we...
dding from outside of the country. The food was incredible and my guests were all so happy with their dinner choices. Jonathan was very attentive and sweet, he and his team felt like part of our special night.
Reviewed On 12/29/2022 by Khalid E
Very helpful and accommodating. Delicious food and great service. Made our intimate wedding of 10 guests feel so special. Highly recommend the team at James Madison.
Reviewed On 9/17/2022 by Brielle B
My husband and I got married last weekend 09/10/22 and Jonathan and his staff were incredible! Prior to our wedding, Jonathan came to our home to prepare a menu for us and we did some tasting. He held such great conversation and his food was am...
azing! Right away we gave him a deposit because he was that great! Fast forward to our wedding date, their service was excellent! His staff was lovely, I had received so many compliments about how delicious our food was! He handled our cake, and even helped with gathering our late night snacks when they arrived to the venue. The ladies in charge of our bar were so helpful and made sure everyone was being serve correctly. Throughout the entire night, Jonathan kept checking in on me to ask if I needed any assistance aside from food. I couldn’t thank James Madison Catering enough for such a great job they did on our special day!
Reviewed On 7/13/2022 by KC C
Very unprofessional. Knot review team please reach out to address our concerns. He was recommended to us by The Knot.
Reviewed On 5/04/2022 by Sarah P
We were taken care of by James Madison catering in every way for our wedding luncheon. Jonathan and his team were kind, attentive and paid attention to every detail. The food was delicious and exceeded our expectations. All of our guests were r...
aving about the lunch. Presentation was beautiful and everything was just fantastic about our experience with James Madison. Thank you!!!
Reviewed On 2/20/2022 by Samantha M
My husband and I can not recommend Jonathan and his team enough! His food, professional demeanor and personality are absolutely AMAZING. From the first time we met Jonathan to our wedding reception you could tell it was going to be great. All ...
of our guests were more than impressed with the food and service they received. One of our appetizers was pork tacos and as we walked around our reception and asked if they were able to try the appetizers a majority said “I had 4, are there more?” We can’t go out to eat anymore because nothing compares to the food we were able to enjoy during our reception. Also, If you’re looking for great service, James Madison Catering is the company to hire! We have NEVER been so impressed with a group of servers. We never went the whole night without a drink filled. The servers would come up constantly, in a great way, to ensure we had all we needed. I can’t rave enough about the service we received.
The best part too is now that the reception is over, it doesn’t mean that the connection is over. We definitely plan to hire Jonathan and his team for any catering events we need or even any special romantic nights we have planned. Jonathan is stuck being our one and only caterer / chef for any needs.
Thank you and your team for your delicious food and astonishing service.
Reviewed On 11/22/2021 by Becca G
James Madison Catering served us so well for our special event in every way! Johnathan and his amazing team were perfection. Their menu options, ability to be flexible with special request and creativity were hands down the BEST! They made the ...
process so easy and the outcome was SO beautifully displayed, served and delicious! They were punctual, organized, respectful of our space and so personable! Look forward to using them again or any occasion.
Reviewed On 10/27/2021 by Bridgette H
We had a fantastic experience with Jonathan, Nicole, and their team! We ended up having an intimate wedding with 15 of us there and Jonathan created a five course absolutely delicious experience for our families. Everything was so tasty, our fa...
milies could not stop raving about the food that night and into the next morning. Jonathan, Nicole, and their team were all so kind, positive, and fun and made the experience even more amazing. It was an unforgettable reception dinner and we could not recommend James Madison Catering enough!
Reviewed On 5/14/2021 by Karla A
We discovered James Madison Catering through our venue and we are so thankful we did. Due to COVID, my husband and I had to switch our wedding plans completely to the San Diego area. Not being from the area made this planning a little stressful...
but we are forever thankful that we met Jonathan. Throughout the whole process, Jonathan was friendly, professional and responsive. We did a tasting and ended up making some adjustments to the menu via email and he was great in answering ALL the questions and in making suggestions for what might work. Our guests raved about the food and said it was the best wedding food they ever had! My husband and I agree. We highly recommend James Madison Catering for any event, you won't regret it!!
Reviewed On 12/15/2020 by Jacqueline M
My husband and. I discovered James Madison Catering through a venue tour. Jonathan was very professional from the start. He offered us delicious appetizers and showed us his seasonal menus. My husband and I really liked that his menu changed wi...
th the season. Although he had a set menu, he emphasized he was open o suggestions if we had any. We hired him on the spot, and two weeks later we had a tasting.
During our tasting Jonathan came to our home, and cooked everything in our home. Jonathan was very organized and fast! During the tasting Jonathan was very professional, yet fun. We had some fun taking videos for Instagram, to make the tasting more “dramatic” When the tasting was over our kitchen was spotless, and we had some leftovers.
The days leading to the wedding, we finalized a few things. He offered kids meals and vendor meals at great prices. Jonathan also offered plate and champaign rentals at a very reasonable price! We defiantly took advantage of these offers.
The day of the wedding, Jonathan was great! He introduced himself to our guest and told them what was on the menu. He then brought my husband and I our plates. He was honestly so professional, yet he felt like a friend. All of our guest loved the food, and my husband and I ate our entire meal! We hope to hire Jonathan, for another event. His food was delicious! THANK YOU!
Reviewed On 11/24/2020 by Aimee G
After we weren't able to continue with our original venue due to COVID, our new wedding coordinator recommended James Madison Catering. With only a few weeks before our wedding, Jonathan was quick to communicate with us and set up a tasting. Al...
l of his dishes were incredible and we had so many options to choose from! We ended up choosing a dual-entree plate with steak and salmon and some amazing sides at our wedding. We even asked for bread just a week or so before the wedding and Jonathan provided it with beautiful herb-infused olive oil dispensers on all of the tables. All of our guests raved about the food and we had several who even asked for his info to potentially use for their own events. We would highly recommend him to anyone and would definitely love to use his company again in the future!
I ventured here to California from NYC, with over 15 years of upscale catering experience. I enjoy most, creating a personable relationship with our guests to offer a hospitable wedding experience. By Implementing these standards on our service staff we ensure the most memorable event.
Starting Cost: $$$ – Moderate