We used Chef Juan and his team to cater our backyard wedding and the food/service was fabulous! Working with Chef Juan to make the food for our special day couldn't have been easier and we really appreciated the fact that Chef Juan and his team came with great customer service, a "can-do" attitude, and a clear desire to help make our special day spectacular. Chef Juan was always available to answer any questions we had and we loved and used a lot of his suggestions. We highly recommend and hope to have reasons to use Chef Juan for future celebrations.
San Fransisco , Ca
Hiring Elisas catering was the best decision my wife and I made for our big day, plain and simple. We spoke with numerous companies in the Bay Area to cater our September wedding with little success (we were met with voicemails that turned into unreturned phone calls and best of all questionnaires... a lot of hoops just to talk to someone on the phone!). Juan got back to us the same day we called and was enthusiastic about doing the event. From our first phone call, Juan bent over backwards to go above any beyond for our wedding.
Over the course of the wedding process Juan demonstrated his experience in the industry and his ability to deliver an incredibly well catered event. He and his team were reliable, cool under pressure, consistent at making walk through meetings at the venue and great at problem solving (things often will not go according to plan initially due to venue, budget and time restrictions for your day - a person that can think quickly on their feet is invaluable before and during the wedding). In addition Juan was very organized, professional and easy to reach.
Our guest raved about the food - the apps were fantastic both delicious and great to look at. The prime rib and chicken entrees were a huge hit. We also had a taco truck at the end of the night that blew everyone away! Juan made it easy to tweak the menu and was an overall rock star. If you want to spoil your guests rotten at a very affordably price, pick up the phone and call Elisas catering!
Olive oil bread, egg yolk croquette, creme fraiche, miso hollandaise sauce, Pancetta and micro cilantro greens.
Just used Elisa's catering for our wedding and we were extremely happy. Our guests have been raving about how good the food was! The owner Juan has been amazing to work with from day one! He and his staff are very nice and professional. Elisa's catering had came highly recommended by a friend, and now we see why. Overall great food and great experience! Would highly recommend!
Chef Juan Hernandez and his crew at Elisa's catering provided my wedding with spectacular food, courteous service and an unforgettable dining experience.
Friendly, respectful and genuinely kind service defined the night and made myself and my guests feel very accommodated. Hearing every member of the catering staff congratulate us and wish us a fabulous night was a really nice touch that I wasn't expecting. Maintaining a professional yet comfortable atmosphere is not easily achieved, but Elisa's catering went above and beyond.
Unlike many brides who are too busy being social to enjoy their wedding food, I made sure to finish my plate. I had a generous portion of juicy chicken in a white truffle cream sauce and my husband enjoyed a meaty filet of red snapper in a tangy and flavorful blood orange sauce. We could not have been more delighted by the fresh and perfectly prepared ingredients, including the tasty vegetable side dishes and array of appetizers. All of the details down to the garnishes of edible flowers added elegance to our meal. I caught a lot of my friends photographing their plates before digging in. Guests were coming up to me all night complimenting the food and saying it was the best they'd ever had at a wedding. I couldn't be more pleased with the entire experience and I would highly recommend Elisa's catering for anyone's event.
My company held an event with Juan and his crew and it was amazing. We had a taco bar event...woot woot Taco Tuesday. The chicken, steak, and cactus were so flavorful. The mixed salad was one of the best salads I have ever had. I heard the same thing from a handful of other colleagues as well. I would love to have them cater a future event.