Food First Events & Catering
Food First Events & Catering

Food First Events & Catering

$50/person
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Responds in about 2 hours

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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2017

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

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Kelorah F.
Dec 24, 2018
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Hired on Thumbtack

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)

Wedding and Event Catering
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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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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)

Wedding and Event Catering
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Michelle L.
Oct 22, 2018
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Chef David was incredibly professional, personable and the food was fabulous. We enjoyed every selection he prepared! He paid great attention to detail and was incredibly knowledgeable of the area to assist us in planning outings for the remainder of our time in Malibu! Thank you Chef!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Italian • Meal delivered • Only once • The personal chef travels to me

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Karen V.
Aug 13, 2018
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Chef David and his team were amazing. I hired Chef David three days before my event, and he was able to pull off a beautiful meal for 14 guests in my home. His sommelier, Marlon was super fun and created a tasty specialty drink from the odds and ends he could find from my fridge. Most importantly the food was delicious, especially the kale caesar and the butter cake. Big thanks to Chef David, we're definitely hiring you again.

Details: Party host • Outdoor event / summer party • Dinner • Dessert • American - casual • American - formal • Italian • Barbecue • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Buffet / self serve • Only drop off is necessary • Home • Yes - full kitchen (oven, stove, refrigerator, sink, and utensils) • 20 or fewer guests • Serving/warming trays, dishes, and utensils • Premium (high end ingredients)

Wedding and Event Catering
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