Food First Events & Catering
Food First Events & Catering

Food First Events & Catering

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Introduction: Welcome to Food First Events and Catering, where culinary excellence and bespoke experiences intertwine under the masterful direction of Chef David Gussin. A virtuoso of the kitchen, Chef Gussin's journey began at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, catapulting him into the echelons of Michelin-starred kitchens and leading roles at Los Angeles' culinary landmarks like STK, Fig & Olive, and Cleo. His passion for exquisite, responsibly sourced ingredients and his knack for world-class cuisine have set the stage for Food First's unparalleled service. Here, every dish tells a story, crafted with the finesse of Chef Gussin’s 20 years of culinary expertise and his dedication to a globally inspired, market-driven philosophy. Whether it’s the vibrant flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean, the rustic charm of Italian fare, or the innovative twists on New American cuisine, our menus are a testament to our commitment to gastronomic perfection and sustainability. Our illustrious collaborations – from elite events orchestrated alongside Kevin Lee to partnerships with iconic brands and appearances on platforms like E! Entertainment and Housewives of Beverly Hills – showcase our versatility and the trust our clients place in us. From intimate gatherings to grand weddings, our team, led by Chef Gussin, ensures a seamless, tailored experience that aligns with your vision and budget. Let us take you on a culinary journey where every bite is a celebration, every menu is a masterpiece, and every event is an unforgettable narrative of flavors, artistry, and elegance. Join us at Food First Events and Weddings, where your special moments are elevated to extraordinary experiences. Chef David Gussin and our team await to bring your culinary dreams to life.
Overview

Hired 35 times

Serves Woodland Hills, CA

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25 employees

19 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Venmo, and Zelle.

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2019

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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Brittney I.
May 12, 2023
We hired Food First Events for my grandmother's birthday and a private dinner. Chef David and his entire team are incredible! The food is beyond delicious, and the staff from the sous chef to the waiters and bartender were kind and hardworking. Their attention to detail was the cherry on top of such a wonderful meal! We genuinely appreciate Food First for making our events so memorable!
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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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