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John Little Catering Reviews
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Reviewed On 11/01/2019 by Amanda P
WOW! What an amazing team and INCREDIBLE food! I could write a long list about how wonderful it was to work with Cathi, John, and team but I will keep it short and sweet! They were professional, prepared, kind, and thoughtful through out the wh...
ole process! Our guests raved about the food and thought that their catering team really made the night feel flawless and special. My cake baker backed out on us at the last minute and Cathi and John were kind enough to step in and add it to our menu without question, and the cake was DELICIOUS! Thank you Cathi and John for all that you did and helping make our day one we will never forget!
Reviewed On 11/30/2018 by Shannon C
We reached out to John and Cathi after seeing John Little Catering on the list of approved vendors from our venue. Prior to reaching out to John Little Catering, we had one other tasting at a larger, more commercialized catering company, and fr...
ankly weren’t very impressed with the food and were a little put-off by the fact that they charged us for it.
From the beginning, Cathi Little was warm and welcoming, and worked hard to help us come up with an idea for a menu. She had a quote to us, including all of our rentals, in no time and was more than happy to schedule a tasting with us. Our tasting took place in John and Cathi’s home in Ramona, an extremely personal touch that blew us away. John cooked all of the items from our menu right in front of us in their gorgeous kitchen, and Cathi talked us through all of the details. John prepared several different salads (his homemade dressings are divine) and versions of each selection (chicken, fish, vegetables, etc.) that he thought would work well for our venue and time of year (he only uses the freshest ingredients available). By the end of our night at John and Cathi’s we knew that they were the perfect Catering team for us, so we immediately signed a contract and gave them a down payment. Easily one of the best decisions we made.
Flash forward to two weeks before our November wedding, and there was rain in the forecast. Our venue was in Ramona, California (where it NEVER rains), and was all outdoors, so as expected I was a little stressed. One email to Cathi regarding the rain, and I was instantly relieved. She offered to put together an entire rain plan for us including tenting for our guests and all of our vendors, on top of the other weddings she was finalizing at the time. She communicated quickly, and made my life so much easier at a time when I felt like our whole event would be ruined. Thankfully, it did not end up raining on our wedding day, but the fact that Cathi worked so hard to make sure we were covered in case it did is just one example of how the John Little Catering team reliably provides service that goes above and beyond expectations.
On the day of our wedding, John Little Catering blew every single one of our guests away with the quality of John’s food and the beauty of Cathi’s displays. Every single member of the John Little Catering team was gracious and had a smile on their face for the whole evening, a detail that did not go unnoticed, Cathi made sure that my husband and I were taken care of the whole evening. My new mother-in-law, who is not afraid to give constructive criticism, told us that John Little Catering provided the best meal she has ever had at a wedding or large event, and she’s been to a lot of them.
As someone who plans corporate Holiday Parties every year, I can easily say that John Little Catering is the best catering company I have ever worked with, and I have worked with some of the top hotels in the area. From the quality of the food, the attention to detail, the excellent customer service, and the warm and friendly duo that is John and Cathi Little, John Little Catering is a true gem in a sea of mediocrity. If you are looking for something more personal than your typical big box corporate caterer, look no further than John Little Catering. They are the kind of company that will add the perfect personal touch to your big day, and will have your guests talking about how good the food was at your wedding for years to come.
Reviewed On 10/28/2018 by Jan J
Cathi and John are an absolute joy to work with! From our initial tasting appointment, through the planning process and final touches, their creative force and flair were sheer perfection. Can you find someone less expensive? Yes. Do you ge...
t what you pay for? YES - and more!! Chef John's 5 star creations, and Cathi's detailed attention to presentation, are artistic professionalism at its finest. My daughter's wedding would not have been the success it was without them!
Reviewed On 10/25/2018 by Rose T
John Little Catering exceeded our expectations! The guests couldn't stop talking about how yummy the appetizers and food was; the tables were beautifully decorated and we had a very tight window and they seamlessly were right on track with the...
timing of appetizers, food and clean up. They are a delight to work with and I would highly recommend them for any occasion!!
Reviewed On 10/21/2018 by Brittany V
There’s nothing worse than wedding food. It’s always cold, over cooked, dry and just terrible. Guests always leave hungry and hit a burger joint on their way home. We made it our main goal to not let this be the case at our wedding. John and ...
Cathi were literally the sweetest, professional, easy-going, patient and wonderful people. They invited my in-laws and myself into their beautiful home to try their food as it was cooked right in front of us. They also were to kind to send a little extra home with us so my fiancé at the time (who couldn’t attend due to work) could try their food as well. We went with food stations (HIGHLY recommended). We had carne asada and chicken tacos (my FAV), a mac n cheese bbq brisket station, and a pasta station. It offered a huge variety of food and allowed everyone to choose what they felt like having! John and Cathi took care of us on our wedding day and I was STUFFED. We got so many compliments on our wedding food and still, to this day, people continue to talk about it. Not only was the food amazing, the service was incredible. We were treated like royalty and EVERYTHING was taken care of! The bartenders were amazing, the linens were beautiful and the sangria... I dream about John’s sangria! I promise you won’t be let down if you hire John Little Catering for your event. You will have a happy stomach and happy guests! Thank you thank you THANK YOU John, Cathi and your entire staff for being so AMAZING!
Reviewed On 10/13/2018 by Nina H
John Little Catering is awesome! We still have people telling us every day that the food at our wedding was absolutely AMAZING! Cathi and John are so patient, laidback, and are truly pros at what they do.
They were so great to work with throug...
hout the entire process from
the consultation to the delightful tasting dinner to the big day! They made sure all the decisions were addressed and helped guide us through it all comfortably. Cathi is such a sweetheart, she helped me make so many extra decisions that I had no clue where to even start with and kept my planning anxiety away!
The food was definitely OUTSTANDING! So many different, non-standard options and all the food is fresh with so many yummy flavors. Truly a food-lover’s dream! They even accommodated our custom late night snack that was so special to my husband!
The service was top-notch! Everybody loved the servers and bartenders as well. The service staff was so polite with smiles on their faces the whole time :) Overall, a fantastic experience!
Thank you for everything, Cathi & John!!! Our day would not have been as wonderful without you!
Reviewed On 10/09/2018 by Stephanie A
JLC was an absolute perfect experience for us. Cathi and John definitely made our wedding planning and wedding day that much better. JLC is VERY friendly, professional and quickly responds to everything. We had an outdoor, camp themed wedding....
Our guests could not stop complimenting how great the appetizers/drinks, food, dessert (pie a la mode) and service was! John was even able to grill on site to help our theme more. We also hired bartenders through them and they were an absolute delight! Their catering services go above and beyond and definitely cater to every bride and groom's dream.
Reviewed On 11/19/2017 by Rose P
LOVE LOVE LOVE these caterers, I recently hired JLC to cater my wedding at Milagro Winery. They did such an amazing job. Working with John and Cathi was a delight, they let us completely customize our menu since we wanted comfort BBQ food and r...
equest anything we wanted. I still have people telling me how the food at our wedding was the best they ever had, not to mention their chicken and waffle appetizers were a huge hit. The best thing about JLC is they also do rentals, we ended up using them for all our linen rentals, and some decor furniture. They styled a sweetheart lounge for us with a gorgeous couch and chairs that was a great photo space. They also made sure that everything they used to decorate their tables and displays completely matched the theme of my wedding. I would definitely recommend them to anyone for their event!!
Reviewed On 5/10/2017 by Amy F
John and Cathi were the perfect fit for our wedding. They really felt like family as we went over food options. I'm still drooling over some of the items 6 months later. John's salad dressings will transform your dislike of leafy greens. They w...
ere always willing to help out with extra things like beer taps and even made us our cake! The strawberry layer was divine and my husband loved the red velvet cake layer, both with cream cheese icing of a professional baker status. Cathi was always willing to answer questions and guide us through choosing and money questions.