Murphys Catering Company is a wedding caterer based out of Murphys, CA. Chef Erik Claire is the founder and proprietor of Murphys Catering Company,and his love for food and service is deeply rooted. Raised in a family that owned and managed multiple restaurants, Erik's culinary journey began early in life as he played beneath the tables and later took on responsibilities as a teenager. Having received classical training at Johnson & Wales culinary institute, Chef Erik boasts an extensive culinary background, spanning fine dining, culinary competitions, and years in the restaurant industry. Notably, he earned numerous Gold medals at American Culinary Federation competitions, clinched first place for best ribs at a prestigious Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) event, and secured the people's choice award for best sauce. As a Certified Culinary Instructor, he instilled a strong commitment to excellence in his students, treating every meal as a unique inspired moment in time. A veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, Chef Erik understands the significance of honoring commitments and achieving success. Throughout his career, he discovered his true passion lies in crafting simple yet delectable dishes with the utmost care. BBQ, in particular, has been a profound source of inspiration for him, which led him to shape the direction of Murphys Catering Company. Here, the focus is on using only high-quality ingredients without taking any shortcuts because anything worth doing is worth doing right. The labor of love put into their BBQ shines through in the exceptional food they offer their clients. With every event, whether it's a grand wedding, a corporate gathering, or a family reunion, Chef Erik brings his expertise and passion for outstanding cuisine to the table. Murphys Catering Company strives to make your occasion worry-free and hassle-free, ensuring that while they take care of the food, you're left with beautiful memories to cherish.