About this Vendor
It's All About the Relationship.
Summit Event Catering has been catering weddings in Southern California for over 20 years and our talented team is proud and excited to provide everything you need to make your big day a success. Our passionate wedding professionals will guide you through each step of planning a wedding to remember.
$$ – Affordable
American, Italian, Mexican, BBQ, Fusion, Seafood, Specialty
Gluten Free, Nut Free, Organic, Sugar Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Buffet, Catering Clean Up, Catering Delivery + Setup, Chef Stations, Family Style, Menu Tastings, Passed Appetizers, Seated Meal, Servers, Food + Catering, Service Staff
Love At First BiteReviewed on 8/10/2014 Athena L
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!
Summit Events Catering was absolutely the best! Our venue allowed only certain vendors to work at their location with Summit being one of them. Of the three vendors we tried, Summit was the most affordable, but also the best tasting. Other preferred caterers of our venue either burned the food on our tasting or didn't taste very good. Pamela is who we worked with and she was like a second mother! She is so nice! Everything we tried during our tasting at Summit was so good. We ended up choosing several appetizers, with a chicken and beef for the main dish. Pamela was very patient with us as we had a tough time deciding what we wanted. We got so many compliments on the appetizers and main dishes during the wedding. And what was most surprising about Summit is that they were the most competitively priced caterer of the 3 we tried. We couldn't believe what a great deal we got with them. We were so glad we went with Summit.
Summit Event Catering provided all the food for our wedding on 5/6/17. We had the best experiences with Pam from start to finish. We first met Pam during our food tasting at their office after hours. We got to try all the food options as well as many premium food options. We loved so many items, it was hard to narrow it down to 2 dinner entrees for our guests. We had a custom menu through our wedding planner that had pre-fixed menu items so Pam spent the time to walk us through everything to help us narrow down to her favorite items. Overall wedding food was great, food was warm and many of the guests went back to ask for seconds. I would recommend Summit Event Catering for any major events.
When we first started to look for caterers, we had no idea what we were looking for and what we wanted. We found Summit Catering as one of the "preferred vendors" from our venue. They were located in Fullerton which is really close to where we live, so I made a call. From the moment I talked with Veronica on the phone from day 1, I knew they were our caterers. We even looked/spoke to 3 other caterers after them and we still came back to Summit. Veronica knew exactly what I wanted without me even knowing what I wanted. She knew my fiance and I were big on making sure the food was good and that all of our guests had a good time. Veronica helped us plan the perfect menu for our wedding with just the right amount of deliciousness and fun. We had great appetizers that fed our guests through cocktail hour. The food during the reception was amazing with a carving station to top it off. Lastly we had late night snacks with bacon wrapped hot dogs that really helped with our guests who just wanted to linger around before heading home. Everyone til this day has complimented on how good the food was at the wedding and we can't thank Veronica enough for her guidance in planning. I also want to note that we got married in downtown LA during the Women's March (aka Trump protest) and Veronica and her team were still able to make their way to the venue site and prepare a meal for 260 guests on time. They had to push and shove (with some law enforcers) to get to our venue to set up, but they were professional and timeline. We couldn't have asked for a better team of caterers that wanted to make our day more special than we did for ourselves. We 200% guarantee that Summit and Veronica will take good care of you, your belly, and your guests
My husband and I have gushed that the cost of our wedding coordinator was completely worth it, solely because she connected us to Summit Catering. Our sales rep, Veronica, was incredible and put together the perfect menu for our day. We were having a Sunday brunch wedding and we wanted to accommodate our guests by serving a delicious and filling meal that was appropriate for mid-day. We came to our first tasting with some ideas in mind (pastries for cocktail hour, chicken & waffles for the entree buffet) and Veronica ran with those ideas, suggesting side dishes, additions, sauces, drinks and details that fit our theme AND our budget. The day of, the Summit team was incredible. They did a beautiful job of setting up in some tight spaces and displayed all the food in a convenient and pretty way. They were very efficient getting our guests through the buffet but best of all, THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS. Many of our guests came up to us saying it was the best wedding food they had ever had. We completely agreed. As for service, the staff was so friendly and professional. They joked with our guests and catered to us in an amazing way - refreshing our plates a few times when we let our food get cold while talking to friends and family. They also worked well with Food Finders - a service we used to distribute leftover food to food banks and shelters. We could not recommend Summit more!
Just got married a few weeks ago, and can't begin to say enough good things about Summit Event Catering, specifically Pam and Breagh. From the moment we met with Pam, we knew we had found our caterer. Even before the tasting, seeing all of our menu options, etc, we knew we were in good hands. It all turned out to be more than true, and over the course of a year, Pam helped plan, checked in with us, and work to make our reception perfect. Pam was there on the day of our wedding, and the lead server, Breagh, was truly wonderful. We are SO happy and can't wait to recommend Summit to our friends, and call Pam the next time we have an event!!
Summit EventReviewed on 11/04/2015 Jenessa M
I got married last month and had the pleasure of working with Pam during my entire wedding process. She was kind and so easy to work with! The food was absolutely amazing and everyone is still talking about the mac and cheese! My wedding was outdoors and more of a rustic feel and the BBQ options were perfect for our event! The wedding was 200 guests and Summit made sure we had plenty of food and soft drinks throughout the night! I definitely recommend Summit for any wedding or event!
Awesome caterer! She did our wedding and we were so happy. Super quick on the feet. People are still raving about how great the food was.
I had the pleasure of working with Veronica at Summit for my wedding at the Los Angeles River Center this summer. The food was absolutely delicious. I love the way their tastings are set up, you get to taste your menu along with the menu's of about four other couples. This was very helpful, my husband and I got a better feel of what we wanted for our wedding day. On our actual wedding day the food was so delicious, we got plenty of compliments from our guests. We had cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres, a sit down dinner and a midnight snack at an amazing price. All the staff working were very professional and attentive. Veronica was very helpful throughout the whole planning process, she recommended awesome vendors for bar and party rentals. They were truly my wedding dream team!
Incredible staff and amazingly delicious food! We used Summit for our beach wedding and couldn't have been more satisfied with our decision. Veronica is such a wonderful person to work with...kind, patient and very knowledgable. We had help every step of the way designing our menu. Veronica works hard to orchestrate her team the day of your wedding making it as stress free as possible. From the very beginning, she went out of her way to accomodate all of our needs. It was a tough wedding to work for...limited space and lots of people to please. Summit rocked it! Thanks so much... our guests left happy and fullfilled!!
Summit Catering was a God send! Our coordinator, Caroline, recommended Summit Catering because of their awesome service and delicious food. We are so glad we picked them! Veronica was our point of contact throughout the whole process and she was on point every single time. She was always there to help with any questions we had and was never pushy. She recommended that we come for the tasting and warned us that it was a lot of food. It wasn't just a lot of food, it was a feast! Every single item on the menu for the tasting was mouth watering good! On the day of the event the Summit Catering team was perfect. They were non stop and it really showed that they truly care about the couple. The service is A+++. Need a caterer who has great food and great service, Summit Catering is the way to go. Thank you Veronica & Summit Catering. All the guests at our wedding had nothing but compliments for your staff!
Got a unique reception idea? Summit will make your dream come true!Reviewed on 11/03/2014 Alice S
From day one of our engagement my husband and I knew we wanted the In-N-Out truck at our wedding. But the truck just does burgers. We needed a caterer to help make the rest of the reception happen (appetizers, sides, servers, etc.). As I dug into the pages and pages of caterers in So Cal, I put an inquiry in to Summit. Veronica called me within minutes of hitting send and I knew immediately Summit was the one for us! Veronica took time to understand our background, the type of reception we envisioned and our budget. She had tons of experience (and a great reputation!) with our venue, the Diamond Bar Center. The truth is you’re not only getting great catering with Summit, but staff with the expertise to help your whole event run flawlessly. On the day of the wedding Veronica and her staff did an amazing job of ensuring our guests were tended to and well fed. Even when we hit some bumps in the road Veronica worked alongside our other vendors to keep things moving smoothly Oh, and did I mention the food is delicious?! Summit provided tray passed appetizers, a French fry bar with 5 different sauces, as well as green beans, a salad and a pasta side. I lived in Belgium and fell in love with one of their frites sauces that I could never find in the U.S. Veronica made note and had the chef make the sauce special for the wedding. The guests raved about all the food! If you’re looking for a wedding caterer who will help make your unique event ideas come to life (while staying in budget), then Summit is for you!
Truly amazing experience!Reviewed on 10/02/2014 Danielle A
Pam Aki helped plan our catering and she truly makes you feel like family. You know your in good hands and she goes above and beyond. Four years later people are still talking about the food at our wedding and how beautiful our candy buffet was. My only complaint if u can call it that was when My husband and I got up to hug family during dinner the servers came by an cleared our plates which I hadn't even taken a bite of. So I never got to eat the food we picked. Also a few quests said the same thing about their cake being cleared right away.
Wonderful StaffReviewed on 9/16/2014
Pam was our contact at Summit Catering and she was incredible. From helping to determine how many tables we needed to accommodating last minute additions to the guest list; She made our experience easy and wonderful. The food was delicious on the day of and we have had lots of great reviews from guests. I would recommend, and have already recommended, Summit Catering to any friend hosting a large event/Wedding in Orange County.
BEYOND amazing! You will regret NOT using Summit!Reviewed on 9/15/2014 Carrie M
I was referred to Summit by a friend who used them for her wedding. Before my wedding, I did not put much thought into the food or the catering (of course) but my husband was pretty particular about what we would serve at our wedding. From the moment I emailed Pam inquiring about Summit's services, I knew we had made the right choice! Not only did she make the catering part of our wedding so easy. she was able to reccommend so many other great vendors and put all of it together wonderfully for us! She was so prompt in answering mine and my mom's emails (and yes, there were a lot!). She never seemed annoyed or overwhelmed with anything we asked and she made everything so easy! It was like having another wedding coordinator completely! She has done so many weddings in Southern California so she is very familiar with so many venues, as well as vendors. Unfortunately she was out of town on our wedding date so we did not have her there to share in such an amazing day that she 100% orchestrated. I would reccomend her to absolutely anyone- no matter your budget. Just for the peace of mind of knowing that if she says she will take care of it- she absolutely will! The staff that worked our wedding was so incredibly professional! Our food was amazing- as we knew it would be because of the tasting we did. You will absolutely not regret hiring Summit, and specifically Pam Aki to do your wedding! It will be the best decision of your whole wedding!
Fabulous Food, Service and personelReviewed on 9/15/2014
Pam Aki with Summit is the most wonderful person to work with. she is calm , professional, and delivers on her word. She greets your guest as if theyare the most important people ever , everybody felt welcomed and delighted to attend the wedding. You can tell Pams crew enjoys working with her, nobody was grumpy or too busy to tend to the guest. The food was fabulous. Many people say they do not remember the food at a wedding because it is all the same. Not with Summit events catering . The food was a pleasure to remember, We hade the brisket, green beans, rosted vegie pasta([email protected] and beautiful presentation), Garden salad W the myers lemon vinergarett ...they should bottle the dressing it is so delicious , you will crave it every time you have salad! We also had the garlic mashed potatoes that were the fluffiest I have ever eaten! The whole evening was so fun and the atmosphere was positive and inviting. Thank you Pam! I cannot wait to have another event so we can meet again : )
More than just a catererReviewed on 9/13/2014
Everyone always talks about what a stressful time planning a wedding is. Thanks to Summit Events that was not our experience at all! We planned our California wedding while living in New York and Pam Aki worked with our strange schedule and limited availability for meetings and caterers and made it all a breeze. We held our wedding in my Grandmother's backyard and Pam and her team at Summit organized all of our rentals (tables/chairs etc), linens, bar, and of course the food. They were our "one stop shop" for basically everything. As for the food, I have had many guests come and tell me that it was the best food they have ever had at weddings. Many of them adding that they had been to "A LOT" of weddings. Pam worked with us to create a menu that would work with our backyard wedding in the summertime. They also worked with us to incorporate a favorite family recipe into the appetizer hour. They had great ideas and a great menu but were also flexible in their menus and pricing to accommodate what WE wanted for our day. Day of service was phenomenal as well. The servers and chefs were friendly and helpful and made everything really easy for us and our families. From my perspective (the bride) everything went perfectly smoothly, and if it didn't they handled it so I didn't have to! Overall, I could not have asked for a better event caterer. They were so much more to us than just caterers and I would not hesitate to recommend them to EVERYONE for EVERY possible event.
The best in the businessReviewed on 9/10/2014 Lauren B
I recently had my wedding at Soka University and chose to have Summit Event Catering as a vendor. I do not have one bad thing to say about Summit. Not only did everyone rave about the food (which was amazing), but our event coordinator, Veronica Medrano, was the greatest thing that ever happened to us! She is a true professional and will put your event at the top of her priority list always. No matter how busy she is, she will always make sure that you are taken care of. Any questions that you may have- food related or not- she is there. She is very accommodating with budgets and will absolutely work with you to make it work. She helped us more than words can say and I could not be happier with our decision to go with Summit! You will not regret it!
Awesome!Reviewed on 9/10/2014 Brian S
We used Summit Event Catering for our wedding. They were awesome. We were overjoyed with everything from the food and service to their buffet table settings. The food was excellent and their service can't be beat. I wish I could give them more stars. Veronica was our event manager and she was great. I cannot say enough good things about her. She really helped my wife in the planning. I don't know what we would have done without her. I highly recommend Summit for your event. What a blessing it was to have them for our wedding. I hope you choose them too.
Perfect in Every WayReviewed on 9/09/2014 Taryn E
We could not have picked a better caterer. The food was exquisite, and the service was exceptional. I usually do not take the time to reviews, but in this case I want everyone to know how wonderful Summit Catering and their staff is. Veronica was our event manager, and she was so helpful. She understood my budget and really helped guide me through the process. Every question, food related or not, she gave me very helpful information. I used a majority of her suggestions on where to find other services, what to do in hairy situations, and general advice/recommendations on dealing with vendors. I did not even have to hire a wedding planner because she was so helpful. And did I mention the food was awesome. I have never been so impressed by a company's commitment to excellence and superb staff.
The best decision we madeReviewed on 8/12/2014
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!)
OUTSTANDINGReviewed on 6/05/2014 Kristine M
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!
5 is not enough stars for how AMAZING Summit is!Reviewed on 12/16/2013 Jennifer C
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.
WORTH EVERY PENNYReviewed on 12/11/2013 Veronica C
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!
The BEST!!!Reviewed on 10/15/2013 holly n
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!