San Diego Catering Customer Reviews
Bekker's Catering in San Diego
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how awesome your on-site staff was last night for the Civita Holiday Party at the Temp Park. This was supposed to be an event for (200) people max, and instead we had over (400) people show up, and they came all at the same time, of course. The food line was super long, which was completely unavoidable at that point, but your staff did not panic and just kept bringing out food from the truck as quickly as they could. At one point they even took the initiative to walk out and offer food/Sliders to the guests waiting in the food line, and this was without me asking. In other words, the situation could have been much worse, but it wasn't, and almost everyone was fed when all was said and done. We ran out of Sliders and cookies towards the last 15-20 minutes of the event, but this was not any of your doing, or you staff's, people were just being greedy and taking enough food for 5 people on their plates. Anyway, your staff did a really, really great job, in a very difficult situation, and I just wanted to take the time to thank you and make sure you know. Please pass this message on to each of them, as I really want them to personally know how much I appreciated everything they did to help me, and all of the guests at last night's Civita event.
- Tina Platt
I, We, can't thank you enough for accommodating my screw-up on getting the luncheon date wrong. You were extremely tolerant with the correction. Today, your team lead by Matt were SUPER ! as all your teams in the past. Despite the rain, they were early, precisely on time for service. The food was perfecto. I think was the cold/rain and folks needed a hardy meal. Your food quality and presentation are the best. The raves keep coming-in from the staff.
I can't thank you enough,
Happy New Year
- John Geary
- Helix High School
Fun seeing you and your hubby for the evening and loved how you just grabbed trays and pitched in (probably the norm for you but don’t always see that). A testament to the type of place you run. And your food was SO GOOD- that Texas style BBQ is on-point. My fav were the tacos too! YUMMY! Saul was overly great- checking on everything twice, making sure we had plans for things, just one step ahead and I appreciate it. Christina, Robert & Danny were an awesome trio to close-out with and I know nothing was forgotten with those last two guys who were just making it happen to clean up at the end. Fun working together and thanks for everything!
- Paige Jensen
- Bliss Events
The luncheon event was a success! It was our first holiday lunch together and everyone enjoyed the food and the company. I wanted to commend your entire catering crew on their efficient service and accommodating our every need for the event. Please extend our compliments to your team. It really makes a difference when you don’t have to worry about the food/drink details because you have an experienced staff with a great customer service attitude. Thanks again for all your help throughout the planning stages too! Best wishes on your continued success throughout the year!
The Holiday Committee would like to thank you and your wonderful staff for providing excellent customer service and for delivering on everything we discussed in our meetings with you. The food was superb. Our fellow employees as well as the Committee loved it. We received nothing but positive feedback about the food. Special thanks to "Doc" and his assistants. They went above and beyond. From the beginning with the setup, to the breakdown at the end, they did an excellent job. We, the Committee, were very impressed. Thank you again for delivering everything that you promised. We hope to continue doing business with your company.
On behalf of the Holiday Committee,
- Eric Swanson
- Public Utilities Department
I just wanted to let you know what a great job your staff did last Friday (I believe it was Amanda that was in charge. I apologize if I got her name wrong. There was a lot going on that day.). They were courteous and professional. Everyone raved about the food!
Thank you for once again doing such a great job and making our holiday party a hit.
- Diane Andersson
- Hoist Fitness Systems
Your team this year was amazing!! All of your employees are wonderful, but these guys went above and beyond. I couldn’t have asked for a better crew.
Thank you for another successful Christmas party!
- Amber McHaffie
- Acura of Escondido
We had Bekker’s cater our company Holiday Party last week, and I just wanted to send you a message that we are extremely happy with how everything turned out!
David and crew were awesome! He helped us transform our empty, unused office space area, into a beautiful appetizer and reception area. I would describe him and his crew like a well-oiled machine. David was very active, and his staff was quick, efficient, and respectful. David made us feel comfortable from the site visit (planning the room set-up) to the packing up the leftovers and giving us food storage directions. We were worried that we didn’t have enough room for all 11 rounds and food tables, but it turned out just fine! I cannot thank him enough for all his hard work. That guy knows what he’s doing. Give that man a raise! (HR humor, although I think he’ll appreciate I said that).
Heather was instrumental in helping us plan our décor from the start. People were very impressed at how beautiful our room was. A little background history – my colleague and I are new to the company (5-9 months) and were given the responsibility of planning the party. The employees were used to having their holiday parties at hotels such as Hilton. Due to certain budgetary reasons, we had to have our party on-site, which resulted in mixed emotions. That all went away when they walked in and saw the room and set-up, and had the delicious food and desserts. The food was A+, and the employees were impressed. We received a lot of compliments about how the party turned out.
The wide selection of food offerings you have is amazing! I’d like to say that one of the reasons we chose Bekker’s was because all the prices were listed online. We did not have time to call a bunch of caterers and request prices, and waste time only to find out they’re not in our budget. Having your prices online allowed me to formulate a budget to present to our finance department, before calling to book.
Lastly, I LOVE that you guys are a one stop shop. I felt guilty not having to “help” set the tables, put out chairs, etc. David and crew were nice enough to put our poinsettia centerpieces on the tables for us. Tray-passing some of the appetizers and bussing the tables were appreciated. We also appreciated that these things are included with the service, even the holiday decorations that are used to decorate the buffet tables. We can’t thank you enough. The customer service we received all around from Bekker’s has been wonderful. If it was my choice, I would never go back to a fancy hotel and pay $65+ per plate!
Thank you guys so much, and we hope to see you next year!
- Jennifer Nann
- La Jolla Biologics
The party on December 8 was a huge success. We had several comments about how great the food was this year, so you may all take a bow! The gentlemen who were in charge of the whole deal were delightful, easy to talk to, and very efficient. Thank you for the lovely, tasty, and efficient service.
- Barbara Fitzsimmons
- UCSD International Center
I wanted to let you know that we had the BEST Thanksgiving event here at St. John's Plaza in 8 years! Your staff is professional, flexible, accommodating and just great to be around. The food was delicious! Still, many days later, resident's are coming to the office excited about the event and food. They LOVED it!. Typically, I'm running around at our events filling in the "gaps". But there were no gaps and I was able to sit down with my husband and residents and enjoy the dinner as well. Wow!I wanted to drop a line to say, Thank you!!! You all hit a "home run" in my book and I'm soooooo appreciative!
Can't for our Christmas event in seeing the same outstanding level of service offered to us by your staff at our Thanksgiving event.
- MaLinda Himango
- St. John’s Plaza
You served us at San Carlos United Methodist Church and it was outstanding! Not only were you prompt and professional. The food was way beyond expectations and I got many compliments on it! It also seemed like we got more than we needed The staff at the church commented that it seemed like there was enough food for twice as many people We have used your service many times before and have never been disappointed but this time was worth a comment Several people were referred to you today You have earned a customer for life!
- Bruce Pless
- San Carlos United Methodist Church
I meant to email you today. I am finally getting back into the swing of things! Sunday, Monday and yesterday were rough. Everything was absolutely PERFECT!!! I am still hearing about how great it was from everyone and all our guests loved the food!! I was so particular about soooo many things (as you know) and everything was exactly as I had wanted and even more gorgeous in person! Thank you so much for everything you did for us over the last 9 months. You were a huge help with the day of and obviously the last few months. We cannot thank you enough. Our videographer got us our wedding video already if you want to watch it. Melts my heart!
I had at least 6 different tastings with other catering companies. Bekkers had the best food and was very reasonably priced. Initially, I was concerned about going with Bekkers because I really wanted an elegant table setting with all of the glasses, chargers, chair covers etc. Olga was nice enough to set a sample table exactly how I described for me to preview. It looked great! Olga was also very flexible and responsive during the entire wedding planning process. She customized our menu and even created new menu items (with two recipe trials) to fit our needs.
On the day of our wedding, the staff was punctual, friendly and professional. Most importantly, the food tasted as good as it did the day we had our tasting and the displays were beautiful. Our guests loved it! Bekkers went above and beyond for my wedding - I highly recommend them.
We used Bekker's for our wedding last weekend and they were wonderful! My gut told me to use Bekker's based upon how long they have been in business but also all the good reviews. I loved that they could work with any budget because that it is the reality that not everyone wants to go broke during the wedding process.
I liked that we could tweak any package to get exactly what we wanted. We chose the Elegant by Design package with some upgrades. The tri-tip and chicken with mushroom sauce were a hit with all our guests.
The staff was terrific to work with. Grace helped us make all the decisions regarding food, drinks and service. The staff that as on-site made the who wedding flow perfectly! The customer service was impeccable- I never needed for anything that day and my guests said the same thing. The staff was helpful, efficient and charming. ( I am sorry I was so busy that I can't remember names specifically because they were that good and worth mentioning!)
Thanks again for living up to your reputation and our expectations.
I would recommend Bekker's to anyone!
Bekker's hit a home run with every aspect of our wedding!
The food at our wedding was OUTSTANDING! I guess I am a weird bride because I actually DID eat at the reception. Not only was the food completely delicious - but it was light and healthy enough so that I did not get that awful feeling of eating a heavy dinner (even though my plate was full to the brim!).
A big surprise to me on the day of was the display. Everything was SPECTACULAR! We had a medieval wedding and while I did ask them during the planning phase to do what they could in that regard - mostly I relied on my other vendors to add to the decor. But I was so impressed with how totally awesomely the display fit with our theme - it was breath taking and exactly what we wanted.
They were helpful and professional throughout the entire process. The planning process was pretty painless - they addressed every question and took care of every detail. Plus every staff person that I talked to was so helpful and friendly - from our very first tasting, to the frantic day-before calls, right up until being served at our wedding!
Great food, perfect display and awesome staff!
These guys are awesome! They just catered our company Christmas party on Friday., Dec. 19. They exceeded expectations. We have about 200 employees. They served a delicious homemade lettuce salad with blue cheese and candied nuts and a wonderful balsamic dressing, homemade delicious scalloped potatoes, delicious alfredo cheese raviolis, green bean casserole, hand carved ham, turkey and roast beef, gravy, sauce, cranberry sauce, King's Hawaiian rolls, and a lovely appetizer spread (lots of different bruscetta, blue cheese, baked brie, olives, crackers, fresh mozzarella) and homemade pies and cobblers and cheesecakes for dessert. The food was hot and delicious, we served ourselves and there was lots leftover. The staff were all very friendly, courteous, efficient, and they didn't get in the way, while getting the job done. I highly recommed this crew, they delivered in a big way and the food was great. The value was great as well. Hoping we use them next year.
I contacted several vendors in San Diego for our wedding, including upscale food trucks, green caterers, etc. While everyone was friendly, they were not always responsive and certainly were above our modest budget. I was (unfortunately) getting used to other catering vendors not responding for weeks at a time, over-charging for every little thing, inflexible menus, etc. That was stressful.
So I just cannot say enough good things about Bekker's. They have made catering our wedding painless, and I feel genuinely grateful that we found them.
The prices are extremely reasonable, and the food is delicious! We even had local friends do our initial tasting (we live out of town) and they raved about the food. In addition to the tremendous value, everyone there is just so nice. They always respond within 24 hours, are kind, and accommodate your 10,000 questions and requests. :)
Thank you, thank you Bekker's!!!
I wanted to "thank you" for the wonderful day and your extremely great team of gals. Great party.
My guests raved about how courtesy they were treated and they "ALL" enjoyed the food tremendously.
Your dream castle Fruit Display was magnificent and so very inviting, so much so, that guests did not know if they should eat it! Great idea on the girls part to make the presentation so wonderful.
You have been highly recommended by me and my guests and Thank you again, for everything for your professional service, quality and great food provided by Bekkers BBQ.
- Cheryl Ehlers
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how awesome your staff is. As you know, sprinkles turned to rain at my parents' 70th anniversary party last night. At first we thought it would be a few drops and all would be fine, things would dry out. Of course that was not the case and we went from Plan A to Plan B about 30 minutes before the guests were to arrive.
Your staff helped move all the tables and chairs, set up canopies, worked to dry off everything and reset things as if it were meant to be this way. Your staff NEVER grumbled but rather, they put on their smiles and reassured everyone that this new plan was not a problem in the least.
Because the ground was now wet and tables ended up so much closer together it was harder for people to get in and out. Your wonderful staff was concerned about guests possibly slipping and falling so they served each and every one of us as if that was the plan all along.
In closing I'd like to say thanks again to you for the excellent food and easy planning. Lastly, a big KUDOS to your staff for going above and beyond in making my parents' night so very special!
- Lynne Sandor
I cannot say enough good things about Bekker's Catering! We hired them in March for our wedding in November. Every single time that I called with questions, requests or concerns over those eight months, Marla and Heather were patient, polite, compassionate (what every bride needs!), helpful and accommodating. They were great wedding coordinators and better than many of the other vendors that we used.
On the day of the event, I had absolutely no concerns or worries about the food and beverage service because I was sure that everything was going to be taken care of by Bekker's just as I had imagined, and I was absolutely right. The food was great (we served breakfast for dinner- the only thing we needed more of was bacon of course) and the service was even better. We were so happy to get such wonderful service from a local company that has been around for so long. If I could make a recommendation for a caterer to anyone for any event, I would suggest Bekker's in a heartbeat!
Thank you, Bekker's, for helping to make our wedding the best!
- Dylan Marie Simondes
I wanted to let you know that we had a lovely wedding last Saturday and everyone loved the food! We had lots of inquiries about the catering and so we showed them your business cards on the table. Many people took them.
My main reason for writing is that I wanted to compliment your two staff members that worked our wedding. Lacey and Alex. They were so great! Poor Alex was mainly the muscle all during the set up, but was very kind and polite and helped Lacey all day. He was good about asking if we needed anything as well.
But I have to single out Lacey as being OUTSTANDING! She was so great in everything she did. She saw I was getting frazzled and tired doing too many things at my own wedding, and she would tell me to sit down and relax, and she would get me a cold soda, or offer to get me a plate of food.
She set everything up beautifully even though we didn't leave her much room to do so, she managed to make it look nice. She was more than accommodating, and full of really great suggestions.
More than one person came up to me and told me how great she was! My husband included. He noticed her going above and beyond and said "She's terrific!" So we hope that Lacey gets a bit more than a pat on the back for the service she provides. She is an outstanding person to represent your company!
Thank you for a great day!
We hope to use you again in the future!
Kindest regards, Tracy & Christopher
- Dona Michael
I wanted to thank you and your staff for the wonderful catering you did for my father's wake. The food was amazing and the fruit presentation was wonderful, I am so glad you recommended it. Everyone commented on how good the food was and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I would like to add an additional $100 tip to my charge if it is still possible. Please let me know. I have already passed your name on to someone else looking for a good caterer and I know many people took the business cards.
Thank you again for making my father's "Celebration of Life" a wonderful day to remember.
- Heidi McBride
I would like to thank you all at Bekker's West Coast BBQ and Catering for helping me throw an amazing birthday bash! The food put the party over the top! My guests raved about the food, especially the corn bread! I don't know how you make that corn bread but it is so amazing it didn't even need the honey and butter. There was not one complaint about your food or service. It exceeded my expectations. Nick, the gentleman who delivered our food was amazing! He was extremely thorough, helpful and on time! I throw a good amount of parties through the year and I will definately be using your services in the future! Once again thank you so very much!
- Dona Michael
Thank you so much for the delicious food. Everyone at our party loved it! Everything was delicious! We will refer you to anyone who asks, and look forward to using your services the next time we have a party.
Great job over there! Thanks.
- Felicia Cox
Thank you so much for making our Annual Meeting a success! The setup was elegant, the food was delicious and the crew was fantastic and nice to work with.
We will definitely contact you again for our next big event.
- Leah - Cubic Corporation
Aloha Olga and Marla!
The catering at the wedding was fantastic! Everyone enjoyed their meals. Everything looked great and the staff was very friendly and accommodating.
Thanks again for all your hard work. Was happy to recommend you to some people at our event! Even our photographer took down your info!
- Macy Huynh
Thank you to you, and your team for a very successful lunch yesterday. Everyone really enjoyed the food and the service. I have already forwarded your contact information to people who would like to use your company in the future.
Thanks again, hope to see you around Christmas again!
- Kathy Carpenter
- Customer Satisfaction Manager,
Kearny Mesa Acura
Your team as fabulous and the food was terrific! Doc, Mike, Jennifer and Patty make up a great team. THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the hard work, attention to detail and delicious food!
Thank you kindly
- Bella Driscoll
- Roka Bioscience, Inc.
Many thanks for a WONDERFUL event on Saturday. I received so many compliments (too many to count) on your courteous staff and your great tasting food. Also, the band was fantastic! I would highly recommend Plow to others. Compliments ALL around!
I am looking forward to the event in July!
- Kristin Olivera - Events Director,
The Villas of Renaissance
I grew up hearing that it takes a village to raise a child. Now I know that it also takes a village to "give one away".
Marissa and Sean's wedding would not have been the near perfect event that I think it was, without the contributions made by each and every one of you.
Wayne and I are taking a mini-vacation to Big Bear for the holiday weekend; and we just could not leave town without acknowledging all of your beautiful efforts. We feel so blessed. I'm sure that Marissa and Sean are sharing similar grateful thoughts, while sipping Rum Punch pool-side."
- Susan & Wayne Morrison
Thanks! Yes, the party was a great success. The food was fantastic and the crew you sent was so helpful, attentive, and did a wonderful job with setup. My compliments especially to the crew. We will definitely be using you for future events.
I just wanted to thank you for all your help with my party. Your crew showed up, on time, prepared and jumped right into action. They changed into neat, clean, professional wear for the party at 7:00. Simon was in charge and he is a definate asset to your business. His politeness, and professionalism was exemplery. Your food was delicious as was testified by all my guests, including a well known catererer friend.
So, thank you and I look forward to my next party, because your services were terrific. My 40th wedding anniversary was a fabulous success and the food and services played an important part of that success.
Please thank Simon and the other 2 gentlemen. All 3 of them were so polite and kind, that everyone commented..
- Debe Crippen
Just wanted to say thank you for working our event. Everything went very well, and everyone was pleased with the service. Ray and team were phenomenal!
We will definitely keep you in mind for any future events we have.
I just want to let you know that the food and service was excellent.
Everyone enjoyed the great food - the quality was much better than we had expected, delivery was spot on and we will definitely use your services again.
Best regards and thank you!
Let me start by saying thank you so much for the amazing job that your team did with our wedding! The food was fantastic and the staff was really great. The wedding was absolutely amazing and we couldn't have asked for a better day.
I wanted to e-mail you to thank you guys for the FABULOUS food provided by you guys at my September 6th wedding, at the Coronado Community Center.
Everyone raved about the food! Your staff was AMAZING!!! I want to especially say thank you to our bartender! He was AWESOME!!!
I am working on thank you notes to everyone, and I would like to thank everyone by name, sadly the slip of paper with everyone's names on it got lost in the shuffle. I was wondering if you could let me know the first names of the staff and our bartender so that I can thank them by name.
Thank you again for an amazing evening!
- Jennifer Brucker
- Wedding, Coronado Community Center
I'd like to personally thank you for your great service and delicious food at our September 16th company event! Every person at the event complimented how GREAT the food was and kept asking where it was from. I made sure to tell them it was from West Coast BBQ & Catering in La Mesa. :)
People came back for seconds and some for thirds! The food was super delicious! Your catering services will be our first and top choice for any future bbq needs! Thanks again!
- Jessica Caraveo - PennySaver,
San Diego Sales Support Rep
Olga, I wanted to express my thanks and praise for your team. They were outstanding and the food and service was fabulous. We will use you again in the future. Thanks again and will be talking to you again before our next party!
- Deb P - Private Party
I just wanted to comment on the excellent service your employees provided at my wedding this past Sunday. Everyone was very polite and the guests loved your food. I'll be sure to recommend you for future events! Thank you,
- Simon S - Wedding, Marina Village
Olga - Excellent job with the lunch service at our recent event at the Air and Space Museum. Your staff are outstanding - so is your food! I received many compliments about the delicious lunch. Our event was a winner!
- Rob M, WorkCompCentral
We ordered Carnitas from West Coast Catering for my Mom's funeral reception. Olga was extremely helpful as to what time and what items I would need. We expected and were delighted with the delicious Carnitas and accompaniments. The rice was particularly tasty and we're not sure what the secret ingredient was, but we all loved it! The food was delivered in a timely and professional manner. I would be happy to recommend West Coast Catering.
- Artie B - Funeral Reception
On behalf of the Assn. of Aviation Ordnancemen, our hats are off to you and your staff for the OUTSTANDING BARBECUE provided for the 340 guests at eh 100th birthday party on July 25, 2009, for our Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, LT John W. Finn, USN (Ret). Your set and display on the Naval Air Station, North Island was impressive.
The EXCELLENT quality of your food and service speaks louder than words! Not one negative comment was heard. In fact, numerous attendees approached our members to express their enjoyment of the food!
The performance of the West Coast staff was superb!
Please do not hesitate to use me as a reference to your future clients/customers.
- Jim T, Assn. of Aviation Ordnancemen
We had you cater our company summer event today and the food was wonderful! I moved here from Texas a year ago and l loved your BBQ! The table looked awesome and the staff was really nice! Thank you!!
- Darla, St. Bernard Software
On behalf of the La Jolla Bridge group, I want to thank you for a great Holiday party. I heard nothing but positive comments. The food was wonderful and plenty. Your staff couldn't have been more cooperative and courteous and the table looked great.
You can be sure you're our official caterers! Happy Holidays!
- Ed L, La Jolla Bridge Club
We thank you for catering our wedding! Our guests loved the food and service! We appreciate all of your help and assistance you gave us with our event. Thanks!
- Mike and Michelle G - Wedding, Coronado Community Center : Jan 2010
Dear Olga and West Coast Barbecue,
It's 10:15pm and the last of our company just left. Every single guest at our son's wedding rehearsal dinner was so impressed with the catering spread we ordered from your establishment.
It went absolutely fabulously, and we were so thrilled with the dinner, the service, the employees you sent and every aspect of the service you provided.
Pam and I could not have had a better time, we were able to visit and entertain company without having to lift a finger in preparation of serving over 30+ people. This was the first catered event we ever tried, and it was simply amazing. Everyone from your place was so professional, polite, courteous and really on the ball. Your caterers left the house as clean as we could have hoped for; they were awesome! Words simply cannot describe how satisfied we are, but if you ever need a reference, please do not hesitate to ask us.
Thank you so much for the great evening, and we are certainly looking forward to the leftovers!!!
- Andy and Pam G, La Mesa, CA
Olga, I wanted to thank you for your help with the Hardy Elementary Fund Raiser. Everyone really enjoyed the food and it made things easy on me. I received a lot of compliments and everyone seemed to truly enjoy themselves. The food arrived in a timely and efficient manner! Thank you once again,
- Brenda P, Hardy Elementary PTA
Thanks for the best service at our wedding! You were more than excellent. We appreciate all the smiles even if it was 112 degrees outside!
- Jeff and Kai E
- Wedding, San Dieguito Park
I just wanted to say thanks for preparing such great food for our charity golf tournament. We ended up raising a lot of money for the charity. The food was delicious and your employee, Janet, who delivered it was awesome. She was on time, thoughtful and willing to lend a hand with all set up. We received many compliments throughout the day regarding both our theme and cuisine.
Thanks again and I look forward to using you next year.
- Paul C, Partner, Capital Claims Service
Just wanted to drop a line to say "THANK YOU"! You and your staff did a wonderful job for our Picnic this past Saturday. Everybody enjoyed the food. It was a great success. We look forward to working with you next year. Thank you again,
- JoAnn V, Cohu Inc., Electronics Division
Just a few lines to let you know that those who attended the funeral reception at the church hall were all pleased and satisfied. It was nice to work with you again after all these years. Even though the occasion was sad, the food was delicious and beautiful. Again Thank You,
- Charito, House of Pacific Relations, Balboa Park
Thank you for supporting our school, Maryland Avenue, Elementary PTA, by offering and organizing a Restaurant Night at West Coast BBQ. I continue to receive great feedback and plan on working with you again! Your contribution is greatly appreciated.
- Ann, Maryland Avenue Elementary PTA
We worked with Simon, Olga, Heather, and the Bekker's crew for quite a few month leading up to our wedding (9/22/13). From day one, everyone was professional, helpful, and easy to work with. They made good suggestions, and totally delivered on our big day!
Anyone who's ever had a wedding knows that it's really about everyone else... and our guests had nothing but great things to say about the quality of service and the food.
They showed up early, setup exactly as we envisioned, and did a great job exceeding our already loft expectations.
My wife and I aren't always the easiest people in the world to please, but we were VERY pleased with the job Bekker's did. We'd both highly recommend them for whatever event your planning!