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Top Hat Catering has you covered when you need local caterers. Our event and party catering staff always put your needs first. Please take a few minutes to read our customer testimonials.

Customer Reviews

"Hi Nicholas,

I just wanted to tell you how pleased we were with the two wonderful men you sent to us on Saturday. They were very professional and yet very fun to talk with and so helpful. We had to go into plan B and had everything in the main room. It was beautiful and delicious and so artistically done. Then after the service we took the chairs outside as the sun came out and the guests sat around out in the gazebo and didn't want to leave. We totally appreciated everything and these 2 young men were gems.

Thank you as always for everything!!

—Audrey and Helen and the Lemon Grove Historical Society

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I can't begin to thank you for such an amazing service this last Sunday for my daughter's wedding. The food was delicious, the pasta was amazing and everyone loved the buffet. Your staff was incredible, they attended to everyone all night long and were very polite. I also want to point out that we really appreciated the appetizers you served during cocktail hour, even though that wasn't part of the plan or our budget, you took charge and fed everyone while we took our family photos. Every minute of the evening was perfect!!

Thank you and your staff for a perfect wedding. I'm saving your info on my phone for hopefully a "baby shower" soon!

—Virginia & Rob

"Hi Nicholas,

Tom and I would like to thank you for the amazing food you provided for our guests! Everyone loved it and we received praises all evening. Your entire team including Annie was so helpful and friendly. We had the best time and a big part of that was because of Top Hat Catering. We will definitely look to having future special events catered. This was a first for us. :-)"

Best Regards,
—Linda and Tom, 03/23/19

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Charcuterie Display "We recently engaged Top Hat Catering for our 10th Wedding Anniversary party and my husband and I could not have been more pleased. From the moment we first contacted them until they were clearing away the final dishes, they were professional, courteous, attentive, responsive and an amazing company to work with. Their menus were flexible and had something for everyone and they will walk you through every step, even suggesting items that might work better for your event. On the day of our event, they arrived early, the staff were efficient and amazing and always with a smile on their face. Of course, it's all about the food and the passed appetizers were hot and delicious and our buffet choices were yummy and plentiful. You know a company cares when the owner of the company, Nicolas, is at the carving station serving all of your guests. A hearty two thumbs up and a well done!"

—James W., San Diego

"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 enjoy visiting with my guests. I so appreciate your coming out before the event to discuss layout along with suggestions on the kinds and number of party rentals that I would need. Your servers were so professional and were able to keep things flowing nicely. Now I have been told to have you cater another garden party soon. Thank you again for making my Garden Party such a success."

—S.J. Peters, 04/23/18
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"Nick, dear, what a marvelous dinner! Our Annual Board Dinner, with an honoree, every March is always a lovely affair as we honor our very own. Your skill, imagination, grace, efficiency and delicious menu made this year's event extra special. À bientôt, mon cher!"
Helen Ofield, President, LGHS, 04/07/18

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"Dear Nicholas,

Val and I want to thank you for your splendid addition to our party. Once again, you have exceeded our high expectations. The food was varied and delicious and we received many compliments on it. Susan and the staff were helpful and unobtrusive and we received many compliments on their service also. They were cheerful and personal while still being professional. We were pleased with every part of your participation. Please feel free to use us any time for a reference."

Sincerely yours, 
—Norman H.

"Top Hat Catering was key to the success of our company's recent holiday party. Nick and Anna were very helpful fine-tuning the perfect menu options, asking great questions, and following up throughout the entire process. Nick was not familiar with the venue so he checked out the site on his own ensuring he and his crew would be completely comfortable with the facilities. They were organized, respectful of property, and well equipped. In addition, all of the food was delicious! We selected a menu of appetizers and food stations. The tables they set up were nicely decorated and well stocked throughout the evening. The bartender provided by Top Hat was wonderful. He came early to familiarize himself with all our supplies and instructions. He really knew what he was doing and added a friendly vibe. Nick was respectful of our budget and there is no doubt that we received every penny's worth and then some. I would highly recommend Top Hat for catering any type of event. We will certainly use them in the future!"

—Shawn Goll, 03/02/18
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"Dear Top Hat:

You helped make our VIP/employee party a wonderful success. Your food was delicious and received many compliments. Also, your service was extremely professional and detailed. Thank you for bringing just the right touch to our event...it would not have been as enjoyable without you."

Thank you,
—Bill Kerig, President/COO, LevelRed; Danielle Honea, Project Manager, LevelRed, 03/02/18

"Last month, I was looking for an event catering company in San Diego, CA for an anniversary celebration, but wasn't having much luck. Eventually, I cam across Top Hat Catering Company and decided to give them a shot. I booked them for my marriage anniversary and I am so glad that we did! All of our guests are still talking about it weeks later. They provided great food and amazing service. I am really thankful to Top Hat Catering for making my anniversary memorable. I will use them again in the future and highly recommend them to everyone."

—Damaris E., 01/05/18
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"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. From the food, wine, drinks, decorations and service. Everything went off so very, very well. I so appreciate all you have done for Marty and my family under this occasion. You made it so easy. Thanks so very much."
Mary P., 06/06/16