Food First Events & Weddings
Food First Events & Weddings

Food First Events & Weddings

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Introduction: At Food First Events and Weddings, we strive to serve the best ingredients, sourced from the best places! Our staff is dedicated to your needs and wants. We give all of our clients and events our full attention! Our chef and owner, David Gussin’s background includes heading up some of LA's hottest restaurants as Executive Chef: STK, Fig & Olive and Cleo. These experiences as the executive chef managing a brigade of 50 cooks and servers is what elevates Food First Events beyond your everyday catering company! We have since worked with clients such as Kevin Lee (shi shi shi) and his clients, True Religion Jeans, the Housewives of Beverly Hills, E! Entertainment, CBRE, Estee Lauder, and many more. We specialize in every type of service ranging from our amazing drop off catering to full blown weddings with a staff of 50. We work with many budgets and are excited to hear about your upcoming event! We are extremely passionate about food, wine, spirits and service! When eating, I want people to feel the love we have for food and enjoy the true quality of the excellence we expect.

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Eric A.
Apr 26, 2021

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Molly and David catered for our wedding and everyone loved the food! They are an amazing couple, extremely friendly, professional and talented and I would highly recommend them for your wedding. We had about 120 guests and did it buffet style and decided to incorporate both our cultures so they did a mix of Cuban and Indian food which was a big hit. The number 1 compliment we received was about the food and to us that was extremely important. From the first tasting to the day of, Molly and David were awesome to work with. Thank you guys for a great experience!

Details: Wedding • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • Dinner • Dessert • American - formal • Mexican or Latin American • Indian • Food stations • Yes, full service • Banquet hall or ballroom • Yes, full kitchen • 100 - 124 guests • Serving and warming equipment • Premium (high end ingredients)

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Erica s.
Jan 7, 2020
Food First Events is my go-to catering for all my private events. I have worked with Chef David on several events and he truly goes above and beyond. From the delicious food, service, and presentation, nothing is short from perfection. As an Event Planner, his catering truly elevates the whole event experience and I can’t recommend him enough. From intimate dinner parties to large weddings, Food First Events is truly the best!
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Sorrel G.
Nov 1, 2019

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Chef David was great to work with and easily addressed all of the dietary restrictions our group had. Dinner was excellent and some of our guests are still talking about the food. I would absolutely work with Farm to Fork Catering again!

Details: Dinner party • Dinner • Dessert • American - formal • Plated meal • Yes, full service • Home • Yes, full kitchen • Fewer than 20 guests • Premium (high end ingredients)

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Kelorah F.
Dec 24, 2018

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Chef David Gussin took a personal and professional interest in making sure that my annual Christmas Luncheon went off without a hitch. He made sure that every detail was attended to, prior to the day of the event. Everything was done to my delight. He and his staff arrived on time and got to work preparing and serving the most delicious meal to my guests. My guests and I were impressed with the quality of food and the professional manner in which it was presented. Food First Event and Catering Company made my Christmas Luncheon a most memorable one for me, for my family and friends. I certainly plan to hire them again.

Details: Party host • Holiday party • Lunch • American - formal • Plated meal • Service will be needed during the meal • Home • Yes - full kitchen (oven, stove, refrigerator, sink, and utensils) • 20 or fewer guests • Premium (high end ingredients)

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David W.
Oct 26, 2018
When I asked the chef about catering an event for a wedding, You set up a face-to-face consultation and was there on time. Chef David asked many questions guaranteeing and making sure all of our desires were known addressed and met. How many people, what type of food, any Allergies, Ect... The chef explained to us that he was a full service catering service, he set up tablecloths ,silverware, plates He even offered to get the center pieces (although we already had them picked out). The day of the wedding Chef David and his crew came to the venue and proceeded to set up for 80 people and cook. He created one of the most fantastic wedding dinners I have ever been able to enjoy.. Chef Dave, when I need another event catered, you are my guy! Thank you much forall your help.
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David Gussin


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    We have a range of services from wedding receptions with organic ingredients to corporate luncheon drop offs. We work with a range of budgets and styles! We typically work with a $1500 minimum

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I love working with new customers! Lets discuss all of your options so we can custom tailor the event to your specific needs, budget and wants!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    2005 Graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts program. 14 years professional experience in fine dining restaurants and catering in Los Angeles and Chicago.

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