"I could not be more pleased with the impeccable food and service that Zest It Up brought to my wedding. First of all, Sam and Chanda are really awesome, fun women that are super professional AND friendly. They made me feel immediately at ease when I met them. Secondly, they agreed to personalize my menu in ways that some other caterers were unwilling to do--I picked some Spanish dishes that I really wanted (i.e. paella and patatas bravas), and they gave me everything I asked for (all VERY delicious) even though it wasn't all on their regular catering menu. They also made recommendations like their Mediterranean chicken and stuffed dates that were a huge hit. Finally, they agreed to make a customized little wedding cake for my groom and me to cut (in addition to a beautiful array of fruit tarts for our guests), and my groom, who typically doesn't like dessert, was obsessed with this cake. It's the first time I've ever seen him gush about how much he loved a dessert. Thankfully, they included another huge slice of the cake in the amazing to-go package of food that they sent with us to our hotel! Exceptional Mediterranean food was very important to me when it came to executing my vision, and Zest It Up knocked it out of the park and at a reasonable price point vs. other local caterers. I HIGHLY recommend them!"
Services Used: Catering
Reviewed On: 04/02/2015
"The Zest it Up Ladies coordinated and catered my wedding of 175 this past fall in the San Luis Obispo area. I was very VERY impressed by their high-quality food, friendly staff, and over all attention to detail. They spent time during our consultations to really get to know my fiancé and I, helping us to make decisions that would be the most practical and glamorous all at the same time. They also fully accommodated food allergies that my side of the family has, and even made our wedding cake deliciously gluten free! You can really tell that they love what they do especially through their blog and natural output of genuine customer service. I highly recommend that if you are looking for a coordinator and/or caterer Zest it Up is the ideal one-stop shop. They also referred me to other great vendors that really helped to bring my whole vision into fruition! After one tasting or consultation, you will not have to look any further, they are the real deal. Thanks again Sam & Chanda! Keep up the super-fantastic work! "
Wedding: Fall 2014
Services Used: Catering
Reviewed On: 2/5/2015
"Samantha and Chanda at Zest It Up did a fantastic job at our wedding. Their cooking was a universal hit (and my parents are foodies), their customer service was professional and positive, their presentation clean and classy, and, most of all, they were lovely people to have around at our wedding. Due to the intimate size of our wedding, just 15 adults and 6 kids, we were especially selective about who we wanted to be there. Zest It Up did not disappoint. I can't recommend them enough for making our wedding dinner absolutely perfect."
Services Used: Catering
Reviewed On: 12/10/2014
"OH MY GOSH! These girls rocked it! Awesome service....food was delicious and presentation was fantastic. Highly recommend them and look forward to using them again soon. Thank You ZEST IT UP for making my event top notch!"
Event Type: Corporate Event
Services Used: Catering
Reviewed On: 11/12/2014
"I want to compliment and thank you for the wonderful meal you served our guests at Emily and Teddy's wedding last Sunday, October 19th. Everyone just raved about the food. The Beef Bourguignon was particularly popular but all the dishes were mentioned as outstanding. I personally, loved the polenta! In addition, the servers were so friendly -- yet efficient and professional. The staff at Peacock Farms how much they appreciated your work ethic. Thank you so much."
Services Used: Catering Reviewed On: 10/24/2014
"Your team is amazing !!! Everything was beautiful and everyone was attentive, helpful, and professional. You surpassed everything we had hoped for as parents of the bride ! The food was so great, all of the guest commented on how unique & good it was. All I can say is that your team and you girls are so outstanding in your field, and we would recommend highly recommend your company "Zest It Up".
Thank you so much,
Jerry and Lois Perry
Services Used: Catering Reviewed On: 09/21/2014
"Samantha from Zest It Up was great to work with. Her e-mails were prompt, professional, and clear. Everything went great!"
Wedding: Recently Married
Services Used: Catering Reviewed On: 09/21/2014
"Zest it up was absolutely amazing. Every single one of our guests commented on how amazing the food was from the appetizers to the main meal and then desserts. Thanks guys!!!"
Services Used: Catering Reviewed On: 09/09/2014
"I was lucky enough to have found Zest it Up catering through yelp and a google search - boy was I lucky! They were organized, creative, professional, responsible and I could not have been happier. Not only was the food wonderful, their displays were creative and their attitudes amazing. You can't go wrong with Zest it Up!"
Services Used: Catering Reviewed On: 05/20/2014
"These young ladies and their staff did an outstanding job at our rehearsal dinner. The food was delicious and served on time. The barn at Oak Creek Ranch looked beautiful after these ladies added their personal touches. They also came to our rescue on very short notice to prepare a special dinner for us on Easter Sunday. They pre prepared a dinner for us and all we had to do was pop everything in the oven when we were ready to eat it. This arrangement allowed us to relax and enjoy our time on the ranch after a very late night after the wedding. I would highly recommend Zest It Up for your next function."
Services Used: Catering Reviewed On: 05/01/2014
"Fist of all, I would like to say that Samantha and Chanda are amazing. I reside in Virginia near Washington D.C. and chose to have a destination wedding at Thacher Winery in Paso Robles, CA. Originally, I was very nervous about having my wedding on the other side of the country but Samantha and Chanda made the whole process seamless and enjoyable. Samantha’s patience, organization and creativity are stellar. Chanda’s food dishes were delicious, fresh and full of flavor! The whole design of the wedding was elegant, simple and with their special touches that are Zest it Up it made my wedding unique and beautiful. With all the planning and details including help with finding incredible vendors the day of the wedding was perfect. All of my friends and family kept telling me how they couldn’t believe how calm I was. I was able to remain calm and enjoy every moment cause I knew that Samantha and Chanda had everything under control. The day went perfectly and I don’t think that would have been the case if I didn’t have Samantha and Chanda on my side. Thank you Zest it Up so much for everything."
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning Reviewed On: 04/13/2014
"The food was delicious and creative, the presentation artistic and beautiful. The service smooth, polite and personable. The event was magical and wonderful, I would use Zest it Up over and over again."
Event: Recent Event: Birthday Reviewed On: 03/28/2014
"ZEST IT UP IS PHENOMENAL IN EVERY WAY."
Event: 04/13/13 Event: Corporate Event Reviewed On: 04/24/2013
"It was great to work with the girls from Zest It Up! They were polite, creative and did everything they said they would plus more! We used their services to both cater and decorate for our Holiday Party and their efforts made for a successful night that our employees could enjoy. Thanks girls!"
Event: Recent Event: Holiday Party Reviewed On: 12/16/2013
"As the parents of the groom, we worked with ZestItUp to arrange the rehearsal dinner, since they were also doing wedding planning and catering for the wedding reception and celebration. Samantha was a pleasure to work with, in coming up with an informal buffet that was just right for our guests. She was very flexible in handling our changing needs.The ZestitUp onsite team was great, very courteous and dedicated. The food was wonderful, and got a lot of positive comments.
I would not hesitate to recommend ZestitUp for catering and related events."
Services Used: Catering, Lighting & Decor Reviewed On: 10/15/2013
"The girls at Zest It Up! are simply AMAZING to say the least! They are so creative, and so full of great ideas. They really took my breakfast for dinner menu and made it something different and special (everyone is still raving about their maple bacon.) We found out last minute that my baker fell through so they were able to provide my dessert with short notice and also catered my rehearsal dinner. I cannot say enough about how genuinely sweet and wonderful these girls are! I can't wait to work with them again!"
Services Used: Catering Reviewed On: 10/21/2013
"They were fast, Friendly and knew what they were doing. We just purchased cupcakes, drinks and had them provide us with servers. They are also affordable. I would highly recommend them."
Wedding: Recently Married
Services Used: Catering Reviewed On: 08/24/2013
"The Zest It Up ladies are amazing! We not only fell in love with their food, but we loved spending time with these ladies as well! Not only are the extremely professional and organized, they are extremely nice, friendly, and helpful. I loved working with them!
The food was amazing! Not your typical wedding food…our menu was full of fresh ingredients and we continue to receive compliments on our unique and delicious menu choices. They had great options to choose from and were also open to suggestions that we wanted to add. Additionally, their set up and decorations of the buffet table was perfect! It fit in well with the overall feel of the wedding. Zest It Up went above and beyond our expectations as a caterer from the delicious food, to the walk through of the venue, to the extra touches on the day of. I would highly recommend using Zest It Up for your catering needs."
Services Used: Catering Reviewed On: 11/24/2013
"Zest It Up went above and beyond to provide for what my fiance and I wanted for our wedding day! I knew it was going to be wonderful when I also had them cater for my bridal shower. They not only made incredible, creative food, but their set up was also impressive. Whatever I wanted, Zest It Up made it happen. I had an idea in my head of what I wanted my dessert pie table to look like in my head and they exceeded that. The pies were beautiful and they were able to do the exact flavors I requested as well as some very unique flavors. Our guests raved about these pies for weeks after! Not only do they do amazing work but they are fun to work with as well! Thanks ladies with Zest It Up for the wonderful service and memories!"
Holly and Ryan Lewis
Services Used: Catering Reviewed On: 06/17/2013
"The ladies brought a wonderful array of appetiizers, main dishes and side dishes and then the dessert that was spectacular. The ladies were friendly, professional and beautiful. We couldn't have been more pleased! I would recommend them highly and fully intend to use their services again. It is very reasonable too."
Morro Bay, CA
Services Used: Catering Reviewed On: 04/13/2013
"We hired Zest it Up to do appetizers and desserts for our wintery barn wedding & they went above & beyond our expectations!
We stumbled upon them at a friend's wedding that they did full service catering for back in August (if we hadn't already booked our main course catering, we would have hired them for that as well). We really wanted someone who could make up little individual pies, but Zest it Up worked with us to choose flavors, choose patterns for the tops of the pies (one flavor was lattice, one had a heart cutout), design the trays and stands for the pies, and create our cutting cake. One month before the wedding, they were also able to tack on making homemade from scratch salsas and chips for our appetizers! Fruit salsa with cinnamon chips and a savory salsa with salted chips. And seriously...best apple and berry pies EVER.
Where Zest it Up really excelled were their displays, which is all included in their price. We gave Zest it Up an overall vision for our wedding of rustic barn and they did all the work making homemade dessert stands out of wood rounds and tins, displaying baskets with apples, making tiny signs for each type of pie, using wine barrels grouped together for our appetizer stands. My husband and I spent literally no time or effort designing these tables- Zest it Up did it all for us. These girls covered it all, and our dessert table and appetizer displays looked FABULOUS!
Their food was made from scratch and delicious, they were very reliable and performed everything we asked promptly and professionally, their creative displays are AMAZING, and they were very pleasant and nice women to work with. I would definitely recommend hiring them for any and all food needs at any event!"
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Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering Reviewed On: 02/18/2013
"WE LOVE ZEST IT UP. My husband and I decided to use Zest it Up for our wedding to help us, well lets face it, zest it up! haha For our Country wedding in Santa Ynez CA, we were going for a Rustic/Antique feel, mix with a little bit of Shabby Chic. The Zest it Up team listened to the ideas i had, and got the vision i wanted, and made all my dreams come true with all of their little touches and special details. With lots of old wooden signs, to a beautiful arrangement of cheeses and fruit and veggies, to center pieces and table design, everything was absolutely perfect and stress free! I would highly recommend using Zest it up for your wedding, event, party, catering, ANYTHING. This group of women are super easy to work with, communicate with, and are on top of their stuff! You too should hire the zest it up team if you want your vision of your party to come true like mine did, Thank you Sam & Chanda!"
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Ceremony & Reception Venue, Unique Services (Other) Reviewed On: 09/18/2012
"Sam and Chanda were great! From the first tasting through the final event they were energetic, professional, flexible, and responsive. They provided both the delicious food and the planning for my wedding at two locations an hour apart. Without their services it would not have gone to plan! Thanks guys!"
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning Reviewed On: 10/17/2013