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Living and Giving

There’s a good reason why Culinary Concepts Catering has built a 30-year legacy of producing amazing events. It’s more than the mark of culinary excellence and exceptional customer service.

Of course, that’s true, but at Culinary Concepts we believe the values we extol – living with purpose and giving of our talents and treasures – is simply an extension of good business.

As we celebrate every occasion to serve you, we also believe in a commitment to do even more through our Living and Giving. It’s just who we are and what we do to make a positive impact on people’s lives.

Learn more about us and if you think what we do aligns with your values, please call us for your next event, join the Culinary To Globe community or come work with us!

Powered by Solar Energy

Our catering equipment is not solar powered but our offices and kitchen are powered entirely by the San Diego sunshine. Culinary Concepts’ use of clean solar energy is a reflection of our continued commitment to reducing our carbon footprint. Like our customers, Culinary Concepts makes intentional choices that help us leave the places we love better than we found them.

Locally Sourced Ingredients

We partner with local family-owned farms and the most sustainable proprietors of quality seafood and ethically raised meat products. Culinary Concepts uses ingredients that are in season so that we can provide our customers with the freshest menus that taste as good as they look.

Zero Waste Catering

Along with our solar efforts, we clean all of our equipment with eco-friendly products that you can trust to keep your food clean. Sustainable catering or zero waste catering is the way we honor Chef Donald’s slow food mission. This means Culinary Concepts produces custom menus that are good for our customers, good for those who farm the ingredients and good for the environment. The essential components to zero waste catering includes:

Food
Locally Grown
Organic
Fresh & Seasonal
Sustainable & Ethically Raised

Presentation
Reusable 
Compostable
Recyclable Dinnerware

Kitchen
Recycle 
No Packaged Products Used
Donate Kitchen Oil to Convert into Biodiesel Fuel

Want to take your career to the next level? Come work with us.

We’re always hiring for event-specific and on-call hospitality support. But if you feel you can add value to our sales, operations and kitchen staff, we’d love to learn more about you.

Please complete the pre-employment form to start the process.

Impact Investing

Culinary Concepts Catering champions several non-profits that help the most vulnerable segments of society. Where we make our biggest impact is helping non-profits maximize ticket sales and fundraising by offering gift certificates for private hosted catering as a VIP auction prize. Our efforts help make these events more profitable. Those funds are directed back into the community which has an economic multiplier effect.

Here are some of the Non-profits we currently support

For non-profits that want to learn more about our Living and Giving initiative, email Melissa to schedule a complimentary consultation. We’re here to help you sharpen the budget and provide guidance to help you make the best decisions for your organization.

Feeding the Homeless

While our community grapples with the rising numbers of homeless population, we’re able to offer nutritious foods to various charities that are staunch advocates for homeless and underserved.

Making Headlines

The Gala Award   02-06-2019

Gala Award for the best event produced for a Corporation or Association with a Budget Above $500,000. The nominated event for this award was a “Steampunk Cirque”. Our promise to our client was to deliver a distinctive, yet over-the-top event, designed to honor and celebrate their 150th Anniversary as an historical American corporation known for innovation, re-invention, inclusion and transparency.

The Special Event Opening Night   02-06-2019

America’s Finest City shined brightly as San Diego welcomed over 4,000 hospitality industry event professionals from around the world to attend the industry’s largest conference and tradeshow, The Special Event 2019.
San Diego was selected as the premier destination for hospitality industry leaders to connect and collaborate with event planners, wedding planners and more!

We Cater To You   02-06-2019

On this once-in-a-lifetime event, we want you to focus on the joy of the event, not sweating the details.  We love to cater and think event planning is fun!  We’ve been doing this a long time, so we’re really good at what we do, and trust us for a day as big as your wedding, you’re going to want to best of the best.  In fact, in a survey of over 750 newly-engaged and newlywed couples online registry…