There are few words that can express how we feel about John and his team at Creative Service Catering, although one that comes to mind is GRATEFUL. From suggesting vendors, who all turned out amazing, to being a constant ear and sounding board when needed, John was there every step of the way. His attention to detail is unparalleled and our wedding celebration was beyond what we had imagined. We LOVE John & CSC.
Thank you to John and his staff at CSC for making my 50th birthday celebration extra special. All of the food was delicious, and displayed beautifully. Everyone raved about the pork sliders and coconut chicken satay and thought it was such a fun idea to serve the Asian noodle salad in Chinese take-out containers with chopsticks! John is so personable and easy to work with. His attention to detail is impeccable. I will definitely use CSC again and highly recommend John!
A huge Thank You to John Savage and the entire team from Creative Services Catering for their delicious donations. PATH appreciates Creative Services Catering for donating food for our Making It Home Tour on Saturday, June 10th! Creative Services Catering has always been a big part of the community and they donate to many events so we are very thankful for their donation to our event! The beef, chicken, shrimp, and caprese skewers were a hit and the guests loved them! We are very grateful for the chance to get to work with Creative Services Catering and look forward to more events in the future!
Dear John, On behalf of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum I would like to thank you for participating in our first “Dream Dessert Bar” at Fiesta La Museo at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. It was an absolutely hit and we have received nothing but wonderful feedback from all our guests. As always it’s wonderful to work with you and I can’t wait to work with you again!
Creative Services Catering made our parents’ anniversary party a fantastic success! John guided my sister and I through the planning process–food, drink, music, rental choices. We had a delicious selection of hors d’oeuvres and great drinks. The buffet table looked beautiful. The staff was friendly, professional, and attentive. A wonderful option–we held our party at the Creative Services bungalow! It was a perfect location for us. Our guests raved for days about the whole event! We were able to really enjoy celebrating with our parents and our guests, knowing John and his staff had everything under control.We’re definitely calling John for our next party!!!!
Creative Services catered my wedding and they were absolutely fantastic! Nothing was too much trouble. The food was divine and the portions were very generous. A number of our guests commented on the quality and the quantity of the food provided. John (the owner) listened to each of our ideas and created a fabulous menu incorporating our every wish. The staff were all very friendly and professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending this caterer to any of my friends and have already done so!
John…You and Creative Services Catering have certainly been on our minds. Cody and I are very much appreciative for all you did to make our wedding reception special and such a fabulous event! I heard from one of my guest just the other day that she really enjoyed the food. Several other guests have asked me how you got the chicken to stay so moist for that many people. We appreciate that your staff was cheerful, assertive and professional. One of my bridesmaids was grateful to have her vegan meal set aside for her. Thank you for doing all you said you would do, and for going above and beyond for us. You were most gracious to us, giving us what we needed, as well as dealing with Cody changing up things without letting you know! You kept your cool, and you always greeted us with a smile. You are a trooper! Although this thank you is long over due, please know it is very much sincere and we are truly grateful. We have been recommending you to all our friends who are recently engaged. My brother, Cody’s best man, and my Vegan bridesmaid all were engaged shortly after our wedding! We hope to see you again in the future. We have great memories because of you and your staff. Cheers!
In a town full of impersonal, uncaring event vendors, John impressed us right off the bat. We immediately liked that he was so knowledgeable, enthusiastic, up-front, and honest with us — plus he was just plain fun. We hired him to cater our wedding at the Historical Museum, and we also hired him to be our day-of coordinator. It was one of the best choices we made. John was incredibly helpful during the planning process. We were working within a certain budget and he was able to suggest a variety of options and alternatives for us to help keep the numbers in check.He knows the event industry like the back of his hand — he was able to recommend the best vendors and venues to work with in the area, and he knew every detail of every step of the process. Having never planned a wedding before, we would have been absolutely lost without him.When it came down to the actual wedding day, everything went off without a hitch. The entire reception area was set up perfectly, and John had even managed to add a table onto our long head table so that no one in our wedding party had to sit with his or her back to the rest of the guests. It was a welcome change, and it just proved to us how thoughtful he is.Throughout the ceremony and reception, the entire Creative Services staff was so professional that it was like they weren’t even there. John would come up to us occasionally and ask how we were, then disappear again to work more magic. I asked to have the cocktail hour extended because everyone was having a good time, and the schedule change was no problem for John. He made sure we got fed first, and the food was absolutely delicious. It’s been a year since our wedding and we STILL have guests raving to us about the butternut squash ravioli! The only thing that went wrong with the evening, in fact, was that I didn’t think to grab an extra plate of ravioli for myself before they were all gone.If we ever need to plan any other kind of event, we know for sure we’d hire Creative Services Catering again in a heartbeat.
This is a ‘Standing Ovation in Print’ for John Savage and his crew at Creative Services Catering for their performance at our Corporate Holiday Event. From our first conversation, John listened to my vision for the party and GOT IT. He addressed placement of things for a good ‘flow’ through the party and even suggested carpeting a cement floor for a warmer feel. We featured heavy hors d’oeuvres and his yummy food choices were able to accommodate a wide scope of needs such as vegetarian & gluten-free while also satisfying the heavy meat eaters. People are still taking about the beautiful fruit and cheese display.John’s team was wonderful that evening as they worked through the crowd politely with beautiful trays of food. John himself was very gracious and attentive to the workings of the party. Everything looked wonderful though out the evening. It was a huge success and received rave reviews.I will definitely be calling on Creative Services Catering for our future Corporate events to insure quality, customer service and ease of planning.BRAVO John & CSC!!
John, I am so thankful for Creative Services Catering Dr.Brown sat at my table with her husband, along with the top Surgeons in Santa Barbara the reviews were spectacular. It’s been a pleasure, truly! We will probably never have such a spectator event again. This will always be remembered as the finest party Ortho Department ever had! Wishing you a prosperous New Year!
My husband Ralph and I would like to say a huge thanks to John and his team at Creative Services Catering for providing the most delicious food at our recent 25th wedding anniversary vows renewal. I had found the company on-line, being from out of town and as such was a bit nervous about the whole thing. John was wonderful to deal with over the phone and email before our arrival in Santa Barbara and after the first meeting, my husband and I were completely put at ease that we had made the right choice. John’s suggestion to choose ‘family style’ dining was spot on – and the menu choices that he steered us towards were a huge success with everyone! Thank you so much for helping make our special weekend a superbly special weekend.
We attended a wedding this weekend and Creative Services catered this two day event. The first night the food was SO good and the staff was attentive and presumptuous of our every need. The second evening was even better! Sangria was amazing, the flavored waters really good, the passed appetizers were out of this world.The sit down dinner was breath taking. My favorite was the butternut ravioli and prawns. Again very professional staff and service.Consistently wonderful.Loved it!
I recently had my wedding this past weekend at Rockwood Women’s Club and used Creative Services for my catering, and also John as my day of coordinator. He did an amazing job! The food was delicious, the catering is affordable where they don’t nickel and dime you, and I can’t speak volumes on what a great job John did. He helped refer me to a great DJ (Gavin Roy Ent) and lighting company (Bella Vista Design) and worked within my budget. For the day of my wedding he handled everything and coordinated directly with all my vendors, so I really didn’t have to worry about anything, because John was on top of it! I would highly recommend him. He is extremely professional, great problem solver, and very easy to communicate with. Great guy!
Absolutely Amazing! The success of my wedding was because of John! I met John 3 days before my wedding events. The unimaginable had happened and at the last minute my original venue (w/ caterer included) decided to cancel our contract and not host our events. After scrambling for several days and attending several typical wedding food tastings we discovered CSC! and thank god for that! I had very specific menus planned for weekend wedding events and John and Chef immediately embraced the vision and made it a reality! John listened to my ideas and then delivered the “feel,” – the colors, the smells, the lightening, the textures I was going for. While my wedding was small (38) people, the devil was in the details. And there were many details! My husband and I wanted an intimate gathering with very high quality meals. We didn’t want our wedding events to feel like a typical wedding. With this, John & Chef were very flexible and versatile. I wanted this intimate weekend gathering to be memorable! And John needed to nail the food! And he did! The food – you could tell that the food was made with great care and love. The taste of the food was EXTRAORDINARY! Not only was it DELICIOUS it was BEAUTIFUL! Execution – the staff was professional, well versed on the menu and the plans for the weekend, were aware of who had special dietary needs, helpful, accommodating. Precision would be another great word to describe the staff. They acted as a team and the execution was excellent! Not only did John oversee the entire kitchen, menu, meal preparation, wait staff, etc. he took on the role of event coordinator. As you can image, having just a few days to re-plan your entire wedding, there were many loose ends. John went above and beyond to ensure that everything was EXCELLENT! John is gifted. He has an eye for detail and high quality. His expectations of himself are extraordinarily high and he only employs the BEST! Well done John! I am in awe of your commitment to excellence!
John Savage's Creative Services Catering has been our go-to caterer for the past six years or more. He manages the breakfasts and lunches for our board over a 2-day meeting period. I keep going back to John because he is attentive, accommodating as well as sensitive and responsive to the dietary restrictions of our board members. Last-minute changes by me are met with a calm response from John. With John managing the menu and the service, my stress level goes way down. The food he chooses is fresh, locally grown, and well-balanced. I can't say enough good things about Creative Services Catering and John Savage.