Stanton's Gourmet Catering
Stanton's Gourmet Catering
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Hello! My name is Stanton Howell of Stantons Gourmet Catering.
I have had the pleasure of serving some of the county's best businesses, as well as private parties and Weddings. I provide a wide array of services. My experience comes from 33 years as a banquet manager and captain at Santa Barbara's Biltmore, El Encanto and Double Tree Hotels including 25 years of my own catering business starting in 1988.

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I also was a headwaiter at the prestigious "Talk of the Town" restaurant. I believe in the old school of "silent service". Efficient and friendly. Beautiful plated dinners to tastefully decorated buffets with delicious cuisine are only part of it. I invite you to browse this web site and read the testimonials, then feel free to call me and we will talk about your specific needs. Please allow me to help you when planning your special event. I am a high quality service oriented caterer that will provide you with "Affordable Excellence".

I look forward to working with you.

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We are a full service catering company dedicated to serving our clients the best quality food with gracious hospitality and reasonable prices.

With thousands of successful events ranging from Weddings, Receptions, Corporate Celebrations, Holiday Parties, Open Houses, Multi-day Seminars and BB-Qs, we are a diverse and well trained company who will help with all your event planning needs.... start to finish.






There are not many occasions in life like your Wedding Day. It's very important that you have a true service oriented caterer whose attention to detail assures the smooth flow of your Wedding.Marriage itself is very important to me. I strive to make both Bride & Groom very confidant that your wedding day will go perfectly.      


With Stanton's, BB-Qs can be as fancy or as casual as you desire. Full service weddings and celebrations with all the trimmings to luaus, theme parties, and company BB-Qs the food always looks and taste delicious. Just wait until you try Stanton's marinated tri-tip; carved to order and then dipped it's like no other. Choose from our menus or customize your own.

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Life is filled with reasons to gather together and share good food and good times. Whether you are planning a large reception or an intimate dinner party, it's important to have a detail oriented caterer. We can help all with all aspects of your party planning so when you party starts you have nothing to do but enjoy your guests.


In addition to helping you find the menu that fits your needs and taste I am also an Event coordinator. I can be helpful in areas such as: organizing Rentals, Locations, Bars, Valet, Party layout, arranging florist, music, wedding cakes, timing and flow of your event.                

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Whether it's a small board meeting or a company kickoff party, we can fulfill your needs. Receptions, holiday parties, breakfast, lunches, and company BB-Qs. Including gourmet dinners with first class service for the discriminating CEO, investors and other special guests.


Please take time to read what the brides, grooms, parents and event planners for business have written about the quality of our service and cuisine. They are wonderful letters and there are terrific pictures to see as well. I vow that I will give you the same care as I gave them.

Catering Testimonials

Steve and Michelle Byrd testimonial of Stantons Gourmet Catering Jenni Marie catering testimonial for Stantons Gourmet Catering Mike and Margaret Stantons Catering slideshow Becca & Nick Nick and Rachel Wiggle Ashley Banks Buffet Hollister Ranch

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