Weddings by Carlsbad Caterers


Weddings by Carlsbad Caterers is a full-service, catering company based in North County San Diego.  With our boutique feel, personal approach, ad singular focus on weddings, we have the privilege of offering an unmatched lever of service and fulfillment to couples ad their wedding guests.

Led by Executive Chef Susan Canastra (Carlsbad Caterers), our company’s overall mission is to exceed our client-couples’ expectations in every way, providing them with the most hands-on, attentive, and pleasant experience out there.

What sets us apart from the typical catering company?  

We’re glad you asked.


Weddings by Carlsbad Caterers is a boutique catering outfit based in North County San Diego.  Our “boutique” size means our team is tight-knit and we run a tight ship.

The difference between us and the pack of other, larger catering companies is simple: it’s a matter of attention.

We’ve worked hard to earn our reputation as a focused, hands-on-involved, actually interested asset to couples on one of life’s most memorable days.

We respect and value our clients, so being attentive and there for them when they need a hand is am essential part of our job. It's one of the key beliefs that makes us us, and a major perk of working with us, too:  we are determined to show every one of our couples the kind of considerate, custom-fitted service that simply can’t be found anywhere else.


With Weddings by Carlsbad Caterers, you can breath easy (and focus on all those other details!) knowing a dependable ally is just a phone call away.





Ripe + representative of the season,


Simply prepared,

and utterly delicious.

With a local-focused, farm-to-table style, we believe food should entice the palate and delight the senses. 

Particularly when composing a menu for “the big day,”  we think it’s important to bring to life the incredible colors, flavors, beauty and abundance of the earth.  This is why our thoughtful, detail-minded, and fresh-obsessed Chef, Susan, travels all throughout the region sourcing only the best and brightest flavors of the season.  

While her passion for her state is clear in her favorite culinary approach- simply, beautifully prepared California market-style cuisine -Susan’s veteran experience and signature polish and style ensure you’ll be in good hands whatever fare your heart and appetite desire.


We love to let fresh, natural ingredients shine.

We aim nothing short of a fairy tale farm bringing a light celebratory mood and your unique style and vision straight to the plate.


Our culinary philosophy has one constant, no matter what type of food, how many we are cooking for, or any other factor:  we believe in a farm-to-table approach, building dishes on a strong foundation of a fresh ingredients and elegantly simple, straightforward flavors.  After all, simple is beautiful.

We support local California growers and specially vendors, depending on these uncommon sources for unique and surprising finds in every season.  Some favorites have included all-natural & gluten-free pressed fruits, organic local charcuterie elements, yummy vegan selection, and the list goes on!

Let’s get creative.

At Carlsbad Caterers, we are all for collaboration.  We love to share ideas and inspiration whenever needed, and will always be honored to take all of your ants and needs into account and to put it simply, cater to you.  Putting our heads together, we can set the tone for your celebratory spread, defining a menu and overall style of service that works perfectly for you.


— Proudly presenting Weddings by Carlsbad Caterers, Susan Canastra has ample experience in both the culinary and catering worlds.  She was humming along at the helm of her all-events-welcome catering company Carlsbad Caterers, when she noticed a major change taking place in day-to-day business:  of all the company’s bookings, weddings were quickly becoming an overwhelmingly large slice of the pie.  

Susan’s wheels began to turn, and soon she realized:  By setting up a special new wing of the company could become more efficient.  The all-events “core” company would be streamlined an simplified, and the specialized newbie could warrant and secure all the resources and bandwidth it needed to thrive… and to achieve the level of personalized, focused service people had come to respect and praise in the Carlsbad Caterers.

Just like that, the plan was hatched, the knot was tied and the cake was cut.  

Introducing Weddings by Carlsbad Caterers.

Today the marriage-minded operate is up, running, and enjoying a sweet beginning - well-equipped with Susan’s culinary artistry; attentive, close-knit support team; and well-rounded circe if affiliates.

"OUR MISSION":  to show an unmatched level of attention and care to every client-couple and their celebration of love.