the catering business, the best advertising is through word of mouth.
At TOAST, we simply believe in doing things the right way. That
explains why 75% of our business is through referrals. We will let you
judge by yourself what TOAST Catering stands for:
Kim & Sam,
you for your superb catering service last weekend. Our bride, groom and
guests have passed on rave reviews of both the quality of food AND VIP
a blessing in this industry to find a trusted vendor who exceeds
expectations, and is a pleasure to work with...
hope this is the first of many events together.
of Luxe Special Events
and I want to thank you and Kim for the most wonderful evening. The
food was TERRIFIC, the table and service was OUTSTANDING. Please thank
Kim for her part in a perfect evening. I will be sharing this
experience with my friends.
& Harvey Oringher
Sammy and Kim,
Bar Mitzvah reception that you catered was PERFECT!!! It was alot of
fun working together to create the menu and each and every item came
out sooooo delicious! The presentation was exactly what I was looking
for: casually elegant and Kim you seem to put your great sense of
‘style’ on everything! I loved listening to our guests rave about how
fantastic and original the food was. You both took care of every last
detail and that was exactly what I wanted and needed. I thoroughly
enjoyed our own party! The sliders and lettuce wraps were superb!
again for everything, you outdid yourselves!
Jensen, M. Ed and chef!
recent corporate event was a huge success thanks to TOAST. Sam and Kim
delivered a sumptuous variety of food with top notch service. They are
experts at creating an elegant, relaxed atmosphere that was enjoyed by
our entire group - a notoriously picky crowd!
will remain at the top of my list for any future catering needs. My
thanks to TOAST for putting on such a memorable event”
- La Mesa, CA
a brief note of thanks to TOAST, your contribution and presence was
such a blessing at our Armed Forces Support Foundation networking
event. I can’t tell you what a relief it was having you in control of
the catering. I didn’t worry about a thing and the set-up and execution
presentation and quality of the food was not only exquisite, it was the
most raved about element of the night! Again, thank you so much for
generously donating your time; we look forward to working with you
of Volunteer Services
A Hero - San Diego, CA
YOU for an excellent job on Thursday - the food and the service were
fantastic and I heard nothing but rave reviews! I will certainly
be in touch about future events for SDG.
Diego Grantmakers - La Jolla, CA
used TOAST for two large parties at our new home. Sam and Kim did an
outstanding job to create a memorable evening for us and our guests.
Sam's creative menu was delicious and Kim's decorative touches very
elegant. The servers were very cordial and personable to our guests. We
could not ask for more. We would highly recommend Toast to anyone
seeking a unique catering experience."
Santa Fe, CA
used the services of Chef Sam for the Holiday dinner for our
company. The food was delicious and the service was perfect. Sam and
Kim highly exceeded our expectations by their professionalism and we
will definitely use their services again in the future."
- San Diego, CA
YOU guys so much for all of your hard work. The event was elegant, yet
not over-done. In other words, perfect!!!
was a pleasure working with both of you. Hope to have the opportunity
to do so again in the future!."
- Los Angeles, CA
catered my 60th birthday party and did a fabulous job. The hors
d'oeuvre display was beautiful and the tray passed appetizers were
absolutely fantastic. Sam and Kim took care of all the details and
their staff was professional and friendly."
new wife and I had our wedding scheduled for 10.02.10 at the MOPA in
Balboa Park, and they asked us to use their preferred vendors. I’m
often leery of going that route, but as I’d soon find, we hit the
jackpot with TOAST. We scoured through the 10 or so options, weeding
out those we felt wouldn’t hit the mark, but right from thr moment we
saw Sam’s website, we knew we’d found our man. They cook everything
onsite, they don’t use frozen repackaged foods and sell them as their
own, and they will even give you suggestions of what to look out for in
your caterer, in the event you DON’T go with them. He has classic
Southern French training, but is savvy in SW cuisine and has a knack
for putting his twist on everything he prepares.
was important for me to find a caterer for our wedding who understood
my passion for food, and wouldn’t get offended when we wanted things a
certain way. It was also a dealbreaker that I had to have food at my
wedding that people would love, because let’s face it, wedding food
generally sucks, plain and simple. Its large scale and soulless, and
I’ve never left a wedding talking about the dinner. That all changed
the night we got married.
we did our tasting, at my request, he prepared two variations of each
dish so we could choose which version we liked the best. He even
quickly learned one my dishes to be included on the menu, and nailed it
100%, sight unseen (or untasted)! We had over 140 guests, and our
selection were: Caprese skewers, curried-butternut squash bisque
shooters, & open face “Tamales” over fried corn cakes, all
passed. Then we served my spinch/strawberry/goat cheese salad, before
the entrees which included Hoisin-Beer braised short ribs, or Alaskan
halibut with blood orange beurre blanc, both over saffron mashed
potatoes and grilled asparagus, or butternut squash ravioli with sage
butter and tomato coulis. I’ve never heard so many compliments over the
food at a wedding, and I’m still getting rave reviews.
will work within your budget to make it work for you, and try to help
you be creative, even when your budget isn’t as big as you’d like. He
charges a very minimal service charge comparatively, and the staff he
brought to my big day crushed it. They even helped my father in-law
load all of the extra booze after the night was over...and there was a
lot of it!
the end, Sam and his team from TOAST catering were amazing, and I’d
recommend them 100x over.”
had such a great evening thanks to TOAST! The Tapenade and the
Ratatouille were amazing and the amount of food was just perfect for
our large audience . Some attendees even told us it was the best French
cocktail they ever had in San Diego county.
definitely work together again very soon."
BioBeach - San Diego, CA
you so much for helping to make my mother's birthday celebration such a
wonderful success. We were so pleased with your truly delicious hors
d'oeuvres and Kim's tablescapes were beautiful. Your service
was excellent from start to finish. We have already recommended your
company to friends and look forward to working with you again"
was absolutely amazing for us. We had a completely vegetarian wedding
reception and we were the only vegetarians, but ALL of our guests LOVED
the food. In additiona= to Fantastic food, we loved working with Sam
and Kim of TOAST. They were so genuine and considerate and an honest
pleasure to work with. We would (and WILL!) recommend them to everyone”
made my wedding day perfect.
was born and grew up in France, where I went to culinary school and
worked as a pastry chef a couple of years, so I am VERY picky about
food. My now husband was introduced to gourmet food when we started
dating, so when we decided to have our small (12 guests plus us two)
wedding catered, we knew we wanted the best. I am glad we found them!
contacted Sam (he is the chef, while his wife coordinates) a couple of
months ago and luckily they were available for my wedding day. We met a
couple days later at the reception site to discuss the menu, rentals
wanted a mix of american and french influences in the food and he did a
great job at creating a menu that would reflect that for us.
took care of rentals as well (one less thing for us to worry about
including table, chairs, linens, bar table, etc.
communicated via email a few times and he was always very prompt at
answering any of my questions. The day of the wedding, Sam and Kim
arrived on time (love that!) and set up the dining room just as I had
imagined it, if not better. It was just perfect!
food was delicious, the guests al commented on it saying it was the
best food they’d ever had. I think I’m going to hear about our wedding
food for a long time, which is exactly what I wanted!
had the prosciutto-wrapped tiger shrimp as hors d’oeuvres, as well as
kobe mini sliders, caprese skewers and Sam’s famous quesadillas (highly
recommended). The main course was boeuf bourguignon (the best I’ve ever
tasted!) with truffle mashed potatoes, n=and we had mini vanilla crème
brûlées as well as a mini chocolate assortment to go with the wedding
story short, a disaster happened to our wedding cake the morning of,
and we ended up getting a $15 tiramisu cake from Ralphs. Sam and Kim
made it look like it was a nice expensive cake with decorations, and
everyone raved about it.
were both extremely friendly, professional, and a pleasure to have
around. Worth every penny! If you want the best for your wedding or
other special event call TOAST.
I must go try to re-create Sam’s boeuf bourguignon because my husband
liked it better than my recipe - they set the bar very high"
food was wonderful. Our guests could not stop talking about your
creativity and menu choices. Your service was excellent. I hope to see
you on more than one occassion in the future. We wish your business
every success and prosperity.
& Frank D., Santaluz
event went wonderfully. The food was amazing and the decor fantastic. I
couldn't have expected any better. Please give my congratulations to
Kim on an excellent job in pulling off the 'beach' theme so flawlessly.
Everyone had a great time and there were only positive comments on the
delicious sliders, teriyaki chicken, and even the salads. The sundae
bar was a hit as well with both the kids and adults.
again, thank you for your assistance and experise in making our event a
wanted to say a belated "THANKS" for all your help & fabulous
appetizers for our Vampire party!
crepes were the house favorite! The girls are still talking about them.
You should put them on your menu!
again for helping make our evening so memorable!"
used TOAST catering for our last two company Christmas parties and
couldn’t be more pleased. The food was excellent, the service
was great, and the serving staff even cleaned up after
themselves! We will definitely call TOAST whenever we have an
event to be catered for our employees or our customers.”
Hamel Fine Jewelers, San Diego, CA
a great party thanks to you, your food, service and presentation was
all superior> Rich and I have never had so much compliments
about the food. People are still talking about the sliders, and all the
thank you so much, you guys are the best. And thanks Kim for taking
such good care of my home, my friends reported seeing you do things
that I would have been doing if I had to pay attention.
& Richard Gallo
food was a hit! Everyone loved the entire menu, I especially enjoyed
the quesadillas, wow! Your staff were fantastic, friendly, efficient
and very talented. I liked the food being prepared fresh, many people
commented on that. I was extremely pleased with every aspect, the food,
service, staff and pricing was worth every penny. Thank you again for a
job well done, I would be glad to be a reference for you any time.
Happy Holiday and safe healthy New Year!”
Italy, San Diego, CA
had TOAST cater a holiday party for 30 in our home and were so happy
with the food and service! The presentation was beautiful and Sam was
very personable with the guests. The food was delicious! We would
recommend TOAST Catering”
went into planning my wedding thinking that the food wasn’t a priority,
after all people don’t remember the meal and couples don’t even get to
eat their plates right? If you go with TOAST, you will find that
neither is true! We received lots of comments from our guests about how
much they loved the food and we did too!
fall of 09 we had our wedding reception at the Museum of Photographic
Art (MOPA) and TOAST was one of their recommended vendors. After
looking at the vendors we decided on TOAST because of their quick
response and tasty looking menu! We had a great experience with Sam and
Kim! In addition to being flexible with the food options they tailored
their services to our budget. Even though we live in LA area, working
with Sam and Kim was as easy as if we were in San Diego. As a preferred
vendor at MOPA they worked seamlessly with the MOPA event staff.
highly recommend TOAST for your next special event! They made sure that
our wedding was a meal to remember”
& Cadman Cherry
Sam and TOAST catered two events for me and they were both flawless.
The first one was a reception for 90 non-English speaking South
American lawyers at California Western School of Law. Chef sam prepared
a great cocktail reception menu that everyone was happy with and his
staff handled the event with professional and friendly service. Two
nights later he cooked a delicious dinner for 30 at our home. Every
guests loved the meal which was freshly prepared with care and
attention to details. I will definitely be using TOAST regularly at
both my home and the law school. Great job!”
Western School of Law
Whom it may concern,
staff performed superbly on Saturday afternoon at the wedding held at
my home. The food was exceptionally tasty, the presentation excellent
and the cleanup was perfect.
important however, was the genuine demeanor of the staff members
present. Friendly, courteous and professional throughout. Anyone
present at the event could, without exception, highly recommend “TOAST”
as the caterer’s-of-choice at future events.
SEGO, CDR/USN (ret)
contacted TOAST Catering because of the great testimonials on line
regarding their service and food. The event was a College Graduation
Party for our daughter (last night, May 15th) and the guests ranged the
gumet from the neighborhood youngsters to fussy 80 yr olds. One thing
that they all had in common was they “loved the food”. I’ve used other
caterers in San Diego and never have had such a uniformly positive
response from our guest. From a host and hostess perspective, we could
not have been happier with TOAST’s service. They were prompt,
professional, friendly, and extremely accommodating to our guests. And
I have to say again, the food was FANTASTIC! We are eating the
leftovers right now and trying to figure their recipe for the wild rice
dish (so we can duplicate it :) )”
the moment I first spoke with Sam at TOAST, I knew that our wedding
catering experience was going to be amazing. What we could not have
imagined was the response our wedding guests would have to the
food...even now (a month later) our family and friends are still raving
about the kobe beef sliders, open faced pork tamales, mac &
cheese and perfectly cooked tri-tip!
& Kim were so open and friendly and willing to create a menu
that reflected our personality while keeping an upscale flair and their
signature style. The process of crafting the menu was fun, relaxed and
the tasting helped me (the nervous bride) feel totally at ease. The
food was fantastic and Sam was so receptive to our suggestions. Kim
provided plenty of options for the linens and rentals and made sure
that the space would also reflect the feeling that we wanted for our
wedding. TOAST helped us to stay within our budget without sacrificing
any elegance! Working with two of them was more like working with two
friends than with a large company where you might be treated like just
another client or event. We sincerely appreciated the personal touch.
wedding itself went of without a hitch and the TOAST event staff was so
helpful and pleasant. Though my husband and I were scurring around
greeting guests (as I’m sure it goes at most weddings) the staff made
sure to save us a tray of appetizers and always kept our glasses full!
They checked on us constantly throughout the night to make sure we
could sneak bites of dinner and our guests continually commented on the
beautiful display of food and drinks.
are SO thrilled at the product, value and service we received from Sam
& Kim at TOAST. We would give them the highest recommendation
for any wedding or event!”
5 stars on Yelp.com, Kudzu.com and Weddingwire.com