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Top Hat Catering


 San Diego Catering ICE SCULPTUREThe advantage of working with a professional caterer is our ability to be flexible when it comes to your next catered event! Our services extend beyond menu preparation. Top Hat Catering's over 35 years of experience provides the advantage of being your personal event coordinator in San Diego and the surrounding areas. We will assist you with equipment rental, party décor, florists, entertainment, photography, ice sculptures, bartending service, invitations, valet service and any other event related needs. We maintain an extensive network of quality party and event vendors with competitive pricing.

We know each event is unique. For that reason Top Hat Catering offers you several service packages to accompany our menus, from casual to formal. With all service packages we provide affordable elegance for your event.

San Diego Catering balloon canopy• Buffet china & wait staff service package
This package includes all china, stainless flatware and dining table linens in your choice of colors. The buffet & wait staff labor is included. The wait staff serves beverages, clears dining tables and assists your guests.

• Buffet china & wait staff wedding/anniversary service package

This package includes all of the above (plus a 4 oz. champagne glass for your stemware), china cake service items and both head and cake table skirting. The wait staff will also pour the toast and cut and serve the wedding or anniversary cake. No corkage fees or cake cutting fees are charged.

• Buffet disposable service package
This package includes all necessary heavy-duty white disposable service (plates, tableware, beverage cups for beverages we furnish, paper napkins.) You can add our professional, uniformed, wait staff to this option. They can tray pass hors d'oeuvres, assist your guests with table service and keep the event area clear of debris. All buffets are attractively decorated with linens and décor items that complement your plans and party theme.

• Sit-down service package
With this selection, we include everything necessary for food service, including wait staff. This package includes all necessary china for service, stainless flatware and dining table linens in your choice of color. The wait staff serves the dinner, beverages, clears dining tables and assists your guests.

• Tray passed hors d'oeuvres
With this option, our uniformed, professional wait staff serves your guests from attractively decorated hors d'oeuvres trays.

We've built our reputation by following our mission:
To provide high quality food and service with competitive prices. Our attention to quality is something you and your guests will both taste and see. Let our experience make your event worry-free.

ALL OCCASION Catering and event Services

San Diego Catering basket tableTop Hat Catering can provide service for Casual to Elegant Parties. Call for custom event design and menu planning.

We also offer just food drop off and set up service for your event..




Click here to access our Event Planner Form!


S.J. Peters 04/23/18
Nicholas, The comments I received were “amazing, what a wonderful variety, loved the presentation”. You and your team took all the stress off my shoulders and allowed me to … read more
Alan Benaroya 10/20/15
Dear Nicholas,
Where do I start? Everything about my dinner party Friday night was perfect! Thank you so much. Your staff arrived promptly at the arranged time, and they already … read more
Mary Pope 06/06/16
Dear Nicolas and Sara,

Thank you so very much for taking care of my Dad's memorial reception. You two are truly caring, professional individuals. Everything was perfect. … read more

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Top Hat Catering
8053 Broadway
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
Email: Use our event planner form to contact us via email

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