Voted #1 Caterer
2012 - 2014
Three Years of Excellence
San Diego Home & Gardens
Sandies Awards San Diego
From the inventors of the All-Inclusive Wedding Package - Budget, Elegance or Indulgence - we'll create a wedding package made just for you. Voted Best Catering and Best Event Planning, we'll take care of the entire event at a price that's easy to swallow.
Let us bring world-class cuisine and service to your next event. With every detail custom-tailored to fit your vision, it will be a true reflection of yourself. Let's start with the menu.
Find out for yourself why we're the most awarded caterer in San Diego County. Number one for the last three years and over fifty awards speak for themselves.
Chuck went above and beyond on at least 4 to 5 occasions that I can remember!! (The day of can be a bit of a blur.) He upgraded our dinner service; he found a bottle of champagne for the nervous bride and bridesmaids to be able to have a toast before the ceremony. Justin broke his boutineer right before the ceremony and Chuck magically fixed it, twice! Our cake had some weird funky bubble going on and again Chuck saved the day! My dad does not drink and we did not think of ordering nonalcoholic beer with our bar package. When my father asked Chuck, again he was able to pull some strings and get that taken care of as well!! Most importantly he was able to deal with my overbearing family with ease!
Court and I would like to say 'thank you' to The Abbey Catering for doing an out-standing job with our wedding!! Everything was spectacular and beyond our wildest dreams. That day was like a fairy tale with all the great decorations, food, and dedicated staff. I am so happy that the whole enchanted forest /fall theme/ secret garden vision came to life. So many of our guests told us "it was the best wedding they have ever been to" or "the decorations were the best we've seen". Court and I wish we could relive that day every year for the rest of our lives. Thanks again for all your hard work.
The Abbey Catering & Event Design Co. has been honored for the last three years running, 2012 through 2014, with being chosen as San Diego's Number One Caterer. The award, which is a people's choice vote, has over 100,000 votes each year to name The Abbey as San Diego's favorite caterer for weddings, corporate, and special events. Thank you, San Diego.
Overall, a stress-free experience the day of the wedding. I used The Abbey and worked out an all inclusive package (catering, photography, videography, rentals, coordination) which saved us a lot of time, planning, worry, and money. Photography by Deb Shields was amazing. The Abbey maintains a good network of vendors with which to partner for package deals. Check them out. They'll win you over at the tasting, make you want more with their accommodating pricing, and be friends for life after the wedding day.
Holy cow, The Abbey saved the day. They were great from beginning to end. We originally were working with a different caterer, had done the tasting and all that jazz. The food was good, but I wasn't "wowed" by it. So, about 6-8 weeks before the wedding we decided to change our idea all together. Our first caterer wasn't really responsive to it and we waited a week or so to hear back from them. My sister decided to call Abbey Catering with our idea of having a brunch for dinner and within one week we have a proposal, several revisions, and a final menu. The price was great, the people were fantastic and they were very professional. They are very familiar with the Bernardo Winery and it showed. They also provided great brunch food... waffles, omelet station, carved steak sandwiches, OJ, coffee, fruit, etc. Everyone raved about the idea of brunch and they made it happen with the quality. Thanks so much!
Pulled pork sliders with a Gorgonzola crumble, wrapped in fresh made bread.
Petit Beef Wellington: diced sirloin, gorgonzola crumble, savory herb blend, horseradish crème fraiche Signature Boardwalk Crab Cake: Chesapeake blue crab, house spice blend, mango-bell pepper pico, Sriracha aioli
A San Diego Pacific Classic: Ahi poke on a crispy wonton and a cucumber, black sesame seeds, garnished with a green onion slice.
Fusion crab cakes topped by a mango salsa. Tray passed on a reflective steel surface with a red pepper flower accent.
San Diego can produce some interesting mashups for those who are feeling creative. Here we have a farm theme: classic baby’s breath and a reclaimed wood-stump charger give it a down-home feel along side the beachside wood table. The lime hydrangeas contrast their burlap placemat.
An Abbey couple rejoices a thousand joys in front a private home at a San Diego beach.
Sesame and soy ginger glazed salmon, cream cheese mashed potatoes, and our mouth-watering short ribs.
White button mushrooms stuffed with a savory mix of parmesan cheese, parsley, and panko crumbs. Toasted to perfection.
Our simple, traditional bruschetta: crostini rubbed with fresh garlic and EVOO form the base under diced tomatoes and sea salt accented with a piece of parmesan.