Testimonials

We are proud of the food and service we provide for our clients. See for yourself what some of them have to say about their experience with University Catering!

The party was great and the food was excellent. We really hit it well on the arrangement of the wine and beer station. I would say the crowd was similar to the past but the furniture arrangement made it more spacious and comfortable. Thanks for a wonderful event.

-Phil B.

Everything on Monday was GREAT. We greatly appreciated your staff. They were EXTREMELY helpful. The event’s success was largely due to a great catering staff. Many Thanks!

-Rachel R.

Thanks for working with me to create a soup and salad spread. It went over really well…especially on a rainy day! Everything was delivered on time and stayed nice and hot. Lots of positive reviews of the chicken noodle soup. In addition, great gathering last night. Even with all the people it seemed like the staff really stayed on top of keeping platters full…not an easy task. Everything was setup really beautifully!

-Kari R.

As always, we were very pleased with the catering services at our latest event. Your staff is great, very professional and organized. Everyone was wonderful and the whole event ran very smoothly. Thank you!

-Allie B.

A million thanks to you and your staff for a fantastic couple of days. Everyone was thrilled with the catering. I was relieved to not have to handle the whole thing myself. I look forward to working with you on other idiosyncratic requests that I am sure will materialize in the coming months.

-Denise L.

Thank you SO much for making our event SO SPECIAL! Everyone commented on how fabulous the the food tasted and how beautifully it was presented. Truly I was so impressed at everything. The weekend exceeded my expectations in so many ways. Your crew was all awesome. Thank you again!!!

-Mary Beth O.

A belated thank you for all the great work you and your team put into our event on Saturday. The food was amazing, and everyone on your team was super sharp and professional. We’ve been getting tons of raves on the food! Please pass on my thanks to the chef and everyone else who contributed. We are really fortunate to have an awesome relationship with University Catering.

-Justin M.

You and your team were once again spectacular and as usual, everything provided by University Catering exceeded our expectations. The food was delicious, service excellent, and the set-up perfect. It still amazes us how you are able to capture all of our ideas and preferences in a single meeting, and then flawlessly bring everything to life. This brings an added level of confidence and trust that allows us to focus our attention elsewhere and for that, we thank you. We too look forward to partnering in 2016.

-Alana L.

We cannot express our gratitude enough for last night’s event and today’s. Everyone is getting seconds as it is soooo good! And last night was so good many wanted seconds. They all loved the breakfast as well. And the staff at both events was superb!!

-Becky H. and Jaymie N.

Thank you to your fabulous staff – lots of great compliments for the evening; the food was amazing and the rooms were set to perfection. Please pass along a huge thank you to all your staff as it was another successful event.

-Christine

We received many compliments about the food this year, particularly the upgraded lunch boxes. Thank you for everything, from the great food and excellent service (especially the attentiveness to all of our last minute requests). We look forward to working with you again in the near future.

- Sam M.

Everything was great! The pumpkin and banana breads were a big hit! Thank you for your team’s professionalism and wonderful “can do” attitude. It’s a pleasure working with you. My best,

-Ann W.

The three lunches you catered for the OCOB ZGF Architect were outstanding. Presentation looked like something out of Gourmet Magazine, and the food was delicious. Contracts and occasional changes were delivered in a timely fashion - we cannot begin to thank you enough. We look forward to working with you again in the very near future.

-Peggy J.

You and your team did an amazing job! I have had many compliments from everyone about how wonderful the food was! It is so nice that you come to us for our ideas and then you put together a menu for the event; it feels very inclusive and I appreciate your team. Thank you for all you do for CAFES - very appreciated.

-Christine C.

The food and service was great. Your staff was wonderful! We will continue to use University Catering in the future. Best,

-Allie B.

Thanks to all for such a wonderful event. The setup was perfect, the food was excellent and the student servers were outstanding. Let’s plan for next year. Thanks again,

-Phil B.

We all were extremely satisfied with University Catering. Everything was great, and the service was excellent. Thank you,

-Jeanne S.

Thank you again for your efforts in putting together the order for our Staff Appreciation Breakfast. Everyone talked about how delicious everything was, and especially the eggs and potatoes. It was a nice thank you event for our college’s staff members. Thanks,

-Kathy D.

I want to thank you and your chef, your office staff and your catering crew for a wonderful evening at our Dining with the Stars event.

It was a pleasure working with you from the very first planning meeting through the final moments of cleaning up last Saturday. The food was excellent and I loved the addition of stars to many of the courses! The sales staff was accommodating and helpful throughout all the planning and changes that went on, and the service staff as outstanding. The student crew was impeccably professional–unobtrusive, helpful and always pleasant.

I think you have really demonstrated that Cal Poly can deliver a first-class dining experience. Our guests were wowed by the appetizers and dinner as well as the venue.

Thanks again to all who were involved in making this a great experience for we planners as well as our guests. Warm regards,

-Pat H.

Your staff was very pleasant and accommodating. We made some extremely last minute requests that were met with grace and flexibility. We really appreciate all your hard work.

-Sam M.

Please pass along a huge thank you to your crew for exceeding our expectations. Your team was able to provide far more service to us than we anticipated and it made the day go very smoothly.

- Robin H.

From the western-themed decorations on the buffet, to the bandanna-clad catering staff, to the old-fashioned crates/baskets to the Cracker Jack “vendors”…you and your staff really went all out for our BBQ/rodeo yesterday. We REALLY appreciated your attention to detail and the “showstopping” presentation!! Thank you for making our event so successful…you made my job very easy!!!

- Cindy P.

Once again University Catering came through for us and gave us a beautiful event! The team did excellent work and provided excellent customer service.

- Debra S.

It is truly my pleasure to pass along the very supportive and positive unsolicited comments that have come my way. You and your team have obviously not only taken on the challenge to make significant changes in the delivery of your service to the campus, but you have clearly approached this with a commitment to customer needs and satisfaction. It makes me feel great when campus leadership recognizes the excellent service such as what your team is providing. An exceptional workplace takes the time to thank each other for their efforts and contributions. I am very happy to be in a position to pass these compliments along to you!

- Stan N.

Thanks so much for all of your patience and help. We got the alcohol service request done just in time. Catering was fantastic. I appreciate you and your team always thinking about how we can make our catering experience better and working on solutions. All the best,

- Chelsea B.

Everything was wonderful! Thank you!

- Jessica F.

Thank you. Your staff was excellent! I truly enjoyed having them serving at our event. The food was excellent as usual!

-Cindi J.

Everything was perfect for our event! The people who came to break down our event, were both so polite, friendly, and ready to please. And thank you to your sales staff for answering all of my questions!

Everyone enjoyed the food (and cookies of course!) Thank you for making our event successful and we look forward to working with you again!

-Kathy W.

Everything went really well! We look forward to working with University Catering again! Thanks,

-Nicole J.

Thanks, everything was great. Service was prompt, presentation was nice, and the staff members assigned for both 6/15 and 6/16 were courteous, attentive and on top of everything. Well done on all fronts, and I know you had about a hundred other orders each day. Props to you and your team.

-Jenny G

We have been consistently impressed with University Catering’s quality and service for all of our events. The 06/07 event again exceeded our expectations. We got a number of positive comments, particularly in regards to the fruit water!

Thank you again!

-Sarah H

Thank you for all the hard work you and your teams did on Sunday for both Social Sciences and Political Science!!

You guys did a GREAT job!!!

-Karen M.

Your goals were met! Thank you for the excellent customer service, your staff was awesome.

-Vera F.

Thanks to you and your wonderful staff! I am very happy with your staff’s expertise for the past few events they have handled for our office. When they do an excellent job, it makes me look good!

-Cindi J.

I want to say THANK YOU for a great event last night. Your staff did an outstanding job with the CAFES CATA Reception at the Arborteum. They were helpful, friendly and efficient! The food was just right! Everybody loved the event. Please share my kudos with all involved! Ya did good!!

-Scott V

Absolutely delicious. everyone was very happy. Thanks.

-Denise S

Outstanding job for us Saturday evening! Kind regards,

-Kathy M

The event turned out great and everyone was so pleased to have the opportunity to get together after a very special performance. I can’t thank you enough for all of the special exceptions you all made on our behalf for this last minute scramble. Thank You,

-Jim B.

Thank you again for all of the last-minute work that you did to make the reception possible for us last Saturday evening. The room looked beautiful and your staff was wonderful.

-Leslie M.

I was very happy with the Catering Services, both at the event and in the planning process. Kelly provided excellent customer service and was very helpful and I thought it was a nice touch to have her drop in on the event to meet me in person. Your on site team, Carrie, Rose and Camille, were great, too. I appreciate all that everyone on the team did to make our event run smoothly.

I worked on campus for 20 years and have had a lot of events and conferences at Cal Poly for the last ten years, post retirement, and I can honestly say this was the best one ever–despite the last minute venue change and changes in the menu. Thank you so much.

- Pat H.

We had a successful event the evening of Feb. 26. The food was great and the two young men working were exceptional. They were professional, courteous, and so helpful. We look forward to working with your catering team in future. My best,

- Ann W.

Today was absolutely fantastic! We had quite a few events happening at nearly the same time and things couldn’t have been any smoother. Thank you! We don’t say this enough, but we couldn’t do what we do without your great team.

I’ll start with the Dexter Lawn smoothies that went much faster than I anticipated. Next time I’ll order 4x more. Not only were they delicious but your staff passing them out were enthusiastic and generous and really added to the overall positive feeling of the celebratory event that morning. It was wonderful! And thank you for your help in prepping everything prior to that event as well.

Lunch at the PAC was absolutely fantastic. I have received many positive comments from the guests – all who were VERY impressed. The ambiance, the settings, the service and of course the food were perfect. Herbert was able to tell the guests about the food he prepared and I think that was the true highlight of the lunch for all. We should do this as often as we can. The President invited him up to tell us about the courses he prepared. It was great – I wish you were there to see it.

Lunch at 18A was also a success. While I wasn’t there, I heard the service and meal was perfect for the setting. A working lunch with great service is the feedback I received. I know you had everything to do with that – so thank you. Thanks again for EVERYTHING today!

- Jenny

Everything went fabulously and was delicious! Please thank your crew for staying so late to feed the Flamenco performers.

- Denise

The crew was on time and very professional. Arrived on time for both set-up and clean-up and made the display very attractive. I asked them to go ahead and cut the bagels in half as I have noticed in the past that many people only want half, and they did that for me in a snap. The mini-quiche were quite good and very popular. It all worked out well for us.

Thank you.

- Claire W.

Your staff did a great job!

- Maureen C.

The event was a huge success! The University Catering staff has been EXTREMELY helpful and patient with me. Last night, the two bar service employees were fabulous. They were quick to make changes, they were polite, and got the job done efficiently and effectively. I look forward to working with you more in the future.

Thanks for a wonderful experience,

- Chelsea B.

Working with University Catering is always a pleasure and a comfort knowing everything is in hand. We’ve received multiple compliments following yesterday’s event and Vice President Humphrey was quite pleased.

Until we meet again,

- Nancy J. W.

We appreciated you working with us to make sure the look and feel of the event was to our client’s standards. Your team did an excellent job.

Sincerely,

- Dana M.

Your staff did a wonderful job. They timed their set-up and tear-down perfectly and everyone enjoyed the refreshmants

Thank you!

- Jessica S.

I just wanted to thank you for your incredible support of Kappa Kappa Gamma’s colonization efforts this last week at Cal Poly. You and your team were so responsive and helpful. We feel we were very successful in pledging some amazing Cal Poly students and you helped contribute to our success.

The catered brunch and beverage services were excellent, delivered on time by very courteous staff. We could not ask for more. Thanks again!

*- Emily *

Everything went very well and our event was a success!

Thank you!

-M.D. Flores

The set-up service was awesome, everything looked beautifully staged for our retiree being honored, as well as our guests, and we received compliments galore about the delicious food! Many favored the hummus and tapenade, complimented by the delicious pita chips and bread. We will contact you again for any future events!

Thank you

- K Castillo

Thanks for an awesome job last night. You and your staff did a beautiful presentation - and all so pleasant to work with!

Thanks!

-Nancy

We were very pleaased with the food and the service provided for the California Ag Leadership Program. The participants raved about the food. My favorite comment was about how much better the food was here than at Fresno State!

Thank you so much,

-Donetta R.

I wanted to email you and thank catering for such a wonderful event. I can’t say enough about your staff and how extremely helpful everyone was. Everyone in attendance was complimenting the food. Your service was “top notch”. Please let the staff know how very much I appreciated them..

Thank you,

-Jeanne S.

I just wanted to thank you and your staff for the wonderful job they did yesterday at our meeting. Everyone was so impressed with how they put everything together in such little space. I don’t know who the students were that you sent out, but they are great!

Thanks again

*-Lou G.

Many thanks to you and your entire crew for such a great event for the AOA Human Resources professionals. From the event planning stage, to the set-up, to my last minute request for lunch outside, that you so graciously accommodated, everything went really well. The staff was very attentive and helpful during the event, and our guests just kept complimenting us on all the service.

Thank you so much. We really enjoyed working with you and appreciate all that you did to make the event such a success! -Pat H.

Our event went well on Tuesday. We were cutting it close on getting our order in and your staff was very accommodating and helpful.
The lunches were tasty and delivered on time as promised. Our expectations were met!

Thank you,

-Teresa G.

Our Catered event last night was perfect! Your crew did an excellent job from the planning stages to the meal last night.

They did it all, from set up, to serving, to monitoring our needs, to the final clean up. Again, job well done last night on our behalf.

-Bill K.

As always, your staff was very helpful and accommodating. Thank you for presenting the refreshmants so elegantly. It set the tone for a wonderful team celebration.

-Janis E.

Thank you for providing breaks and lunch for the 2012 University Professors Masonry Workshop at Cal Poly. The service from your staff was outstanding. I enjoyed working with your people on all facets of the catering. If we are ever back at Cal Poly, I would love to work with Catering again.

-Susan S.

Thank you again for your help with today’s birthday cake for the CPC Administration. I had several comments from staff that this was “the best” cake we have had in quite some time! And people liked the fun and colorful decorations. Good job!!!

-Pat

I wanted extend my thanks to you and your team for all you did to make last Sunday’s reception and dinner fantastic. It was a pleasure working with you, and I look forward to doing so often in the future. Please extend my thanks to all of your team. Food was great and the service was outstanding.

Thanks again,

-Jenny G.

We appreciate all that Catering does.

-Suzy D.

The catering for the event on Friday was very good. The food for breakfast and lunch was on time, plentiful and flavorful. Your event staff was polite and responsive to special requests. I had a guest that was on a specific diet and could only have certain foods and they made sure there was simple oil and vinegar for her salad.

Thank you,

-Cindy B.

I really appreciate your kind professionalism in greeting and acknowledging my concern about the exotic fruit platters on an immediate basis! I was very impressed with the outstanding customer service you provided in resolving the concern presented. In appreciation of your excellent service and support,

-Kathleen C.

The event was enjoyed by all. Your staff did a great job, setup flowed smoothly, and when the crowd hit, we were ready to rock and roll! You did a superb job of listening to me, making suggestions, keeping in contact with me, and offering the patience needed when I was unsure of selections and how many attendees to order for. Your service staff was very composed and organized, and toward the end of the shift when it was time for them to clock out they made sure to have closure with me. I was impressed with the professionalism.

Best regards,

Donna P.

Thank you for all the good work you did during the WASC site visit. Meals were on time, tasty, and attractively presented. We couldn’t have asked for more.

All the best,

-W. David C.

Thanks to you and your staff for a great event!

-Tina M.

Thank you - wonderful customer service and delicious food, as usual! The Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus was a big hit.

-Kathy D.

This was our 6th event this year with Catering. I have very much enjoyed working your staff - they have been prompt, professional and handled everything well. Overall it was good and you will be hearing from us next year.

Thank you,

-Maria K.

Thank you for helping with our catering needs for our events. Overall, we were very happy, especially the service staff. They were on time and professional.

Regards

-Laurie H.

All went wonderfully and the staff was OUTSTANDING. I so appreciate your understanding my worries and concerns. Thank you for listening to me and taking the time to do all that you could to make it a successful event. Your team is just a breath of fresh air. Thank you again for everything.

Best,

-Jeanne S.

As always, the Catering staff was efficient and professional. We’ve always had a great experience with your organization. Keep up the good work!

-Amy S.

Your staff did an excellent job and the food was delicious. I heard multiple compliments on their service. Thank you so much!

-Debbie P.

I was thoroughly impressed by the presentation and service. Thank you for a job well done!

-Joy P.

I wanted to send a quick note of appreciation for your attention and care in making our benefit dinner a success. Our guests were happy and all enjoyed the evening. The entrees were tasty and just right in portion size. We also appreciate your care in serving during the performance and accommodating our guests with various disabilities.

Thank you,

-Janice W.


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