Chef Jim's Blog - California Fresh

Open House Ribbon Cutting-Black Parrot Sign Studio

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Last night was the ribbon cutting for my new business (Black Parrot Sign Studio).  We are located nearby California Fresh so we asked them for a quote on the catering so we could compare to others and make our decision.  From the moment that we asked for the quote, they took over.  They worked with… Read More

Huntington Beach Wedding- April 18th. Sam and John

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Jayme. Words can’t express how happy we are!  We are still receiving calls from people raving about the food!!! Big thank you to you, Chef Jim and the entire staff!!!  You exceeded our high expectations and helped make our wedding the best!! Sam and John Lown    

Kelly and Matt/Laguna Womens Club

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Hi California Fresh Catering and Events, YOU’VE RECEIVED A NEW REVIEW ON THEKNOT.COM Jayme is the best!   posted                                         2014-10-21 California Fresh catered our wedding and everything went great! Jayme was absolutely fantastic and helpful. She was the first caterer we met and she made an outstanding first impression. Even though the food at the tasting was delicious we  felt… Read More

Ben and Wendy/ Fullerton Arboretum

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Dear Jayme, I want to thank you for the beautiful job your company did with Ben & Wendy’s wedding on the 31st of May. The food was everything we expected, delicious and all of the arrangements were wonderful. It is hard to envision how it will all come together but you did such a good… Read More

Brunch Wedding…This is afordable and can be lots of fun!

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Do Brunch “Brunch has become popular lately because daytime weddings are cheaper than doing dinnertime or afternoon. We are also seeing people doing breakfast for dinner — like omelets or pancakes.” “A big one is brunch-themed weddings. They might have mimosas, bloody marys, an omelet station… daytime weddings like this are really trending, especially since they are… Read More

Farm to Fork ” Keep it Green” still going strong for 2015.

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I am so happy this is gaining momentum in 2015. We already do our best to source local and would love to bring this concept to your wedding! Farm to Fork really’s allow the food to be the decor of the table. These themed wedding tables tend to be very simple. This allows the food… Read More

Two shades we’re particularly loving…………

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Two shades we’re particularly loving are Aquamarine and Peaches with Blues and Toasted Almond….LOVE  IT! Aquamarine Blue

The Red Horse Barn! Huntington Beach

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Make Your Appointment Today! Call Michael  714.887.4990 Welcome to The Red Horse Barn This venue is so Pretty! We just had the pleasure of meeting Michael, the wedding venue coordinator. He is so amazing and can offer every bride a full service wedding package from your wedding Save the Dates to Invitations, Catering, Flowers, you name… Read More

Rethink The Cheveron Pattern

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5. Chevron Patterned wedding décor can be fabulous in moderation but too much of a high-contrast print can overwhelm a space. That doesn’t mean you should be forced to stick to solids. A great alternative is to incorporate bold stripe and trellis since you can never go wrong with clean lines. Geometric styles are making a… Read More

A new idea from Candy Bar

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4. Candy Bars A few years ago, newlyweds began trending away from large wedding cakes as their sole dessert option. In an effort to satisfy their guests’ sweet tooth, candy displays hit the scene. Not only were they hugely popular but they also provided distinct benefits. For example, they offered guests a new area to… Read More

Update that Photo Booth !

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3. Photo Booths There are certain wedding reception elements that we see over and over again, and the classic photo booth is definitely one of them. While the idea behind the fad is sound — providing an activity for loved ones while also capturing candid memories — “there are loads of fun new ways to… Read More

Rachelle and Hunter!

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Thank you for everything and for dealing with all the craziness with a smile on your face.  You made everything so handle-able for me   I received so many compliments on your wonderful food!  I will definitely look you up for my fundraisers Did you happen to see my tv tray and the white cloth… Read More

Kayla and Joe! The French Estate

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Thank you for everything on the day of our wedding! The food is still being talked about. That beef is a show stopper I’m so sad that the day is over. Planning with California Fresh has probably been one of the best parts of this whole experience. -Kayla “Solomon” haha

Nicolette and Nacho!

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Hi Jayme! We’re back from the honeymoon. The wedding and trip were fantastic- thank you so much for all your hard work! Hope you’re doing well! Nicolette

Fullerton Arboretum Tea 2014.

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Comments from our Tea debrief luncheon:   Everything went so smoothly with Jim and his helper in the kitchen. Thank you for providing ample food and that even the hungry, tired wait staff got to try the lemon curd cookies. Those were divine! Guests commented especially on the BLT sandwich, and they loved the salad… Read More

2. Burlap with Lace Accents This irresistible fabric combination has been used on everything from Mason jars to bouquet handles to cakes. “The problem we have with this particular trend is that all of these weddings start to look alike. As a result, we aren’t seeing the personalization or uniqueness of the couple shine through…. Read More

1. Mason Jars The mighty Mason jar is heralded for its rustic charm and has been the most-requested  for the past few years, especially for casual outdoor nuptials. However, while Mason jars are still adorable for serving that peach iced tea or signature cocktail, couples are going a different route with their centerpieces. Glass-cut pitchers,… Read More

The French Estate/Christina

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My name is Christina, and I had the amazing pleasure of working with you and your crew during Kayla and Joseph Solomon’s Wedding in September of this year! I just wanted to say thank you soooooo much for being soo accommodating and gracious!!! I was incredibly thankful for your help in providing me with a… Read More

The Huntington Harbour Bay Club *****

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We are so excited to be a prefferd vendor for The Huntington Harbour Bay Club. The venue is AMAZING! It is located right on the Harbour in Huntington Beach right off the PCH. It has panoramic views of the harbour. Inside and outside facilities along with a private beach. Imagine stepping off a Yacht to… Read More

Review/ Andrew Park Videographer/Dove canyon Courtyard

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Like I said at the wedding, you guys had the best food I’ve ever had at an event. Just based on food alone, your company deserves to go far but seeing the quality of your service and how hard everyone was working in the back I know it will go far. I will definitely recommend… Read More

St Andrews Presybtarian Church/ Melissa and Jason

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THANK YOU to you and Chef Jim.  Our guests were so blessed by your service and food.  Thank you for a job done with excellence!  Please pass along to Jim our sincere appreciation. Jason and Melissa had the time of there lives!! Janna

The Irvine Club House/ Kathy and Mark

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I just wanted to say, it was so nice to meet you in person at the Wedding on Saturday. Also, wanted to thank you for your professionalism in all areas. The Staff was amazing, the bartender and the servers, so nice and so helpful, they were amazing! The food – everyone commented on the appetizer… Read More

Dove Canyon Courtyard. Claire and Nick

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I just wanted to say thank you again for the wonderful food, service and positive attitude ( despite the sickly hot day), we received from California Fresh right from the start! We have had countless compliments on the food, and several local friends of the Miller’s were very impressed and took your business card. I… Read More

Review- Personal Chef

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I just wanted to send you a note and tell you what a wonderful time we had on Saturday night.  Chef Jim and the whole team is truly amazing and created the most perfect menu for Kevin’s birthday.  I am still full from the wonderful food.  We can’t stop talking about it!  Thank you so much… Read More

Reviews *****

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We really appreciate when our clients take the time to give a review or send a thank you. It really helps us to grow our business and of course we love to get them We would like to Share some with you.   5.0/5.0 Quality of Service:  (5.0/5.0) Responsiveness:  (5.0/5.0) Professionalism:  (5.0/5.0) Value:  (5.0/5.0) Flexibility:  (5.0/5.0)… Read More

Red Horse Barn Huntington Beach, Ca.

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   The Beautiful Red Horse Barn in Huntington Beach, Ca. We love this venue. It has that rustic charm and romance that we love for weddings.  It is a large venue, so it can accommodate up to 300 people, but still has a very intimate feeling. You really have that feeling of being in the… Read More

And the color of the year goes tooooo…..

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EMERALD!!!!!     This color is jewel tone. It can be used in linens, napkinks, water glasses, pillows for your guest lounge area…..Seat cushions and let’s not forget our bridesmaids! Don’t be afriad to have fun with this vibrant color…..Pair this color with black so it stands out and some white so it gives it air and you… Read More

Whats Trendy you Ask?????

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This year and in 2014 there are quite a few things to consider for your wedding…..   Create a Custom Hashtag For Guests Instagramming Your Wedding This is becoming very popular at weddings and maybe putting a little sign near the guest book letting your guest know you would like this is really fun…people are… Read More

Signature Drinks……Just for you!

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Who doesn’t love this! This is a very popular trend! It is so fun and really adds to your reception. You can have your signature drink waiting for your guests after your ceramony. The best part is that it’s included in your bar service. Cheers!

Wedding Trends and Themes for 2013 and 2014

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There are several wedding trends coming our way in 2013 and continuing on into 2014. Let’s start with themes! . First theme is The Great Gatspy! More is More! I love this! The movie is coming out this summer and will inspire that roaring 20’s over the top Glam. Floral centerpieces covering the entire vase… Read More

Celebrate Life Together. Eat Well. Entertain Often!

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  We love the concept of real food. We serve fresh baked bread at every event!  Our Chef Table for your receptions include: Homemade tapenades, hummus, and a variety of beautiful cheeses and always a few Chef’s choice items and are included with every package! California Fresh…Bringing your event, Simply The Best! Thank you to… Read More

American Celebration

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American Celebration at Chapman was a great success. Lots of OC’s movers and shaker’s including honorary guest Richard Dreyfus. Chef Jim was joined by guest chefs from The Ranch, Gabby’s and Leatherbies Cafe Roush.

Sample Post 7

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We are really excited that we have been put on the preferred vendor list for the Fullerton Arboretum. The Arboretum is very affordable and just beautiful.We are currently working with Liz from the Arboretum on a complimentary twenty couple gourmet tasting.

Sample Post 6

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Delicious Airline Chicken Breast. We grill this chicken and serve it with homemade grilled onion rings, roasted veggies and potato’s.

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