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Event Date: 05/06/2016 | Services Used: Design & Catering & Coordination | Reviewed On: 05/09/2016

“We had a wonderful experience with Zest It Up! We loved Sam and Chanda immediately when we did a menu tasting several months before our wedding. All their food is so fun and fresh, and they have awesome suggestions and were always willing to answer any questions I had as we were planning the day. We got a TON of compliments on the food from our guests– especially the amazing chimichurri steak! Cupcakes were also a big hit! The entire staff was incredibly professional and everything went perfectly smooth. Love love love these girls!”

Wedding: 04/30/2016 | Services Used: Catering | Reviewed On: 05/09/2016

“I have had the privilege of working alongside Chanda and Samantha over the last 2 years, witnessing all of the incredible moves they make to pull of the most spectacular events. Everything from preparing the most mouth watering foods that are as gorgeous as they are delicious, to creating last minute floral arrangements (even when they were not the hired florists). These women prove to go above and beyond the expectations of their clients taking care of whatever needs to be done in order for the event to go smoothly, and… without even being asked to do so! They have a keen eye and attention for detail that allows for brides to truly be able to relax. When deciding who I wanted to cater my own wedding in Big Sur this fall, I knew that my own special day would be complete with zest. Ariel, Chanda and Samantha traveled for the event prepared with all the bells and whistles to pull of my intimate 50 person wedding. I have had so many people go out of their way to call me and tell me how phenomenal the food was. And it was! I actually got to eat on my wedding day! I am so happy with my choice and I am so proud of all these women have accomplished. They are truly a business with a huge heart at the center of it. They care for their clients and care about their craft. It was a very special privilege to have them cater my wedding day.”

Wedding: 10/17/2015 | Services Used: Catering | Reviewed On: 10/22/2015

“From the planning process to full execution, these girls are the epitome of professionals and rockstars. My husband and I knew we wanted killer food and we went to the right people. The prime rib was PERFECT and the service was above and beyond. I would highly recommend hiring them for any event. HUGE thank you to Sam and Chanda and the team. You made our wedding day stress-free and delicious. One final thing, the dessert was AMAZING. I highly recommend the hummingbird cupcakes, out of this world…..”

Wedding: 10/03/2015 | Services Used: Catering | Reviewed On: 11/01/2015

“Zest it up has some of the best food I’ve ever tasted. They were so amazing at my wedding last night that I am reviewing them the morning after my wedding! They brought more than enough food for everyone so we got a chance to take leftovers home. Every single guest was raving about their food!! Most importantly Sam and Shanda really worked with us to keep the food in our budget. Thank you girls for making our evening amazing.”

Wedding: Recently Married | Services Used: Catering

“The Zest girls are awesome! They were so flexible and accommodating! When we went for the consolation, I feel in love with them! They also gave us great recommendations for other vendors in the area since we did not live out there. Besides being adorable, the cupcakes and nibbler platter were amazing! Everyone at the wedding loved everything! Thanks Sam and Chanda!”

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“I absolutely loved working with Zest It Up for our wedding last month. The owners Sam and Chanda are two of the most kind, genuine and personable people we met during our wedding planning process. They were so accommodating and always responsive to our questions. We met with them twice for our wedding menu tastings and we had a hard time making our selections because all their dishes were so tasty! They offer a diverse menu ranging from American comfort food, Italian, Asian, and Mediterranean (just to name a few!). They can also do plated, family style, and buffet for dinner service. Per their suggestion, we opted for family style because its more interactive at the dinner table and our guests loved it! Zest It Up also provided all the desserts for our amazing dessert table and did all the set up and decoration. Our dessert table featured their brown butter cookies, chocolate chip cookies, brownies, salted caramel cheesecake and a variety of mini cupcakes. Our guests could not stop raving about the delicious food and desserts. One of the highlights of their catering service is that Zest saved a huge tray of our wedding leftovers and packed it up for us. They also saved the top tier of our wedding cake. Since we barely had the time to eat during our wedding (as expected for the bride and groom), my husband and I were able to relive the wedding at home and enjoy the yummy food days after the wedding. So awesome! If you are looking for a catering and bartending service that goes above and beyond, I would absolutely recommend Zest It Up. The entire staff went out of their way to ensure our guests needs were being met. Their food and service are fantastic and I am confident you will be impressed!”

Wedding Planning | Reviewed On: 09/23/2015

Wedding: 09/05/2015 | Services Used: Catering | Reviewed On: 09/10/2015

“Zest It Up planned the perfect event from Welcome Baskets to Treats for the Road! Simply provide a theme and they will bring it to life. Guests were greeted with a smile and quickly served mouth watering appetizers and custom cocktails. The evening continued by THE BEST family style dinner that had both children and adults fighting for seconds. They also planned a night of entertainment with poker for the adults and adorable crafts for the kiddos. Don’t forget the Popcorn Bar, Baked Goodies, S’Mores Station and Coffee Cart. Our Tasting Room was transformed into an elegant evening full of laughter and memories. Thank you, Zest It UP!!!”

“We LOVE Sam & Chanda, this pair was the perfect touch we needed to make our wedding experience flawless. We come from a big Italian family and food is the most important thing for us, the meal choices are so good it took us weeks to narrow down the menu. They catered our rehearsal dinner and the pasta bar was a delight! For our wedding, not only did we have cleared plates the entire desert bar was gone in minutes! Their meals are full of great taste and made with love, these girls have a passion that cannot be denied. To end the night we had a late night snack of several pizza combos which were devoured, guests are still telling us its the BEST pizza they have ever had. I highly recommend Zest it Up we loved these girls the minute we met them, they are so helpful and willing to do what will be special to you on your big day. Thank you times a million, you two rock! XO PS- They made a special naked cake for us, it was AMAZING and so beautiful! ”

“Sam, Chanda and Lauren were incredibly helpful and supportive! I can’t imagine our event without them!”

“I truly don’t know how I would have survived wedding planning without Zest it Up!! They were incredibly responsive and helpful and make some delicious food!!! I HIGHLY recommend their services!”

“Chanda and Sam are THE best. The Zest It Up team catered our rehearsal dinner, coordinated our wedding as well as made our wedding cake. We have zero complaints! The ladies of Zest went above and beyond to help make everything look and taste amazing. At our rehearsal dinner, they had dairy-free options for me when I didn’t even ask for it ( so sweet!) and skyped with us a few times regarding day-of-coordination since we live out of town. When it came to the wedding day, these girls were on it…they kept all stress at bay and understood (and even added to) our creative vision. The wedding cake was soo delicious and exactly like the inspiration photos we sent them 🙂 The are affordable, friendly, and talented. Our wedding weekend wouldn’t have been the same without them, love these ladies!”

“If you want the food to be one of the main things that everyone is raving about at your wedding.. then you must book Zest it Up! These girls have the most amazing set up for the appetizers. The salad came out cold and crisp. The dinner meat was warm for every single plate going out to our guests! Not one person had a bad thing to say about the food! The service was great and the bartenders were on it! I would recommend Zest it Up for any party that you plan on having catered! They put a lot of effort and love into their food and really showed. Thank you girls for making our wedding the best and yummiest day ever!” 🙂