The Kitchen for Exploring Foods 1434 West Colorado Boulevard • Pasadena • California 91105

The Kitchen for Exploring Foods
Wedding Catering


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Service Area

Los Angeles, Orange County, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara

Services Offered

Started in 1984, The Kitchen for Exploring Foods is Pasadena's best kept secret. Every detail for your event, from your first inquiry to the final invoice, will be given exceptional care and attention. Their team is dedicated to custom-tailored customer service: "We love our clients and take food personally by thoughtfully curating the perfect menu for you and your guests. The core of our business is built around our amicable and devoted team, who will help to transcend your dreams into a memorable reality."


“The food was INCREDIBLE! It was one of the most important parts of our wedding and we really wanted everyone to indulge. Our friends and family still talk about how the food was amazing.”

“Coming from a restaurant and hospitality background, the food was one of the most important aspects our wedding and we couldn’t have been happier with how The Kitchen delivered.”

“They provided a family-style meal of farmer’s market fresh dishes that showcased the wide range of fresh foods California is known for.”

“Everyone was happy and well fed and our guests were impressed; it was unlike anything most of them had seen.”

“The Kitchen’s menu gave us great options and then we were able to work with them to customize some more to be sure everything was what we were looking for.”

“Some of the most impressive and unique options were their tray passed hors d’oeuvres—which we heard lots of compliments from our guests about.”

“The Kitchen was simply fantastic!”

“I would highly recommend them to anybody who is looking for a great caterer. I know we want to hire them again someday.”

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Questions and Answers

What words best describe your work?
Beautiful. Delicious. Purposeful.
Why should someone hire you?
We make each event uniquely yours.
What are the common misconceptions about your services?
No wedding planner? No problem. We offer full service wedding and event planning to make sure all the details are covered.
What are some sources of inspiration or influences on your work?
Some of the best ideas come from inspiration and collaboration. We pull from various cultures, travel adventures, and even art to inspire our craft.


The Kitchen for Exploring Foods Covers These Areas:

  • Southern California
    • Los Angeles
    • Manhattan Beach / Palos Verdes / Long Beach
    • Orange County
    • Palm Springs / Palm Desert / Coachella Valley
    • Paso Robles and the Central Coast Wine Country
    • San Fernando Valley
    • San Gabriel Valley / Pasadena
    • Santa Barbara County
    • Temecula Wine Country
    • Ventura County
  • And other areas by special arrangement.
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This is a list of the areas that The Kitchen for Exploring Foods normally serves. However, be sure to ask them if they'll be able to work at your particular location.
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