We Believe In…

You: Our sole mission is to help you excel, to entertain with grace and ease. Your event is always about you, not us. We want to help you to create something not soon forgotten, to take you and your guests away somewhere special, if only for a few hours.

Teamwork: Mary Kay Waters and her team of consummate professionals create not only award winning cuisine but also truly spectacular events. We succeed by working together. We value everyone in our firm, and take great pride in what we do for you.

Excellence: In everything we do, we strive for excellence. We strive to be better, to exceed expectations, to evolve our industry.

Craftsmanship: We hand-make everything ourselves, from our stocks to our pastries. We support farmers, cheese makers and other professionals who feel the same. Entertaining is a craft.

Simplicity: We believe in allowing beautiful ingredients to speak for themselves. Less is more. The same is true with design.

Passion: It is what drives us. We do this because we love it, and we’re here for one reason: we want to help you create something truly special.

Experience: In business for almost 20 years, our founder and executive director have over 60 years of combined experience in the industry, 50 of that in catering and event design alone. Our executive chef has been with us for more than a decade, and the average stay of our principals is eight years.

Great Service: It is what puts you at ease, and allows you to spoil yourself. Your consultant, supervisor, butler and chef all have the same mission: to serve you.

Comprehensiveness: An event should be complete, harmonious, and appropriate. All the components (cuisine, service production, décor and entertainment) should work seamlessly together and exist for a reason.

Regional and Seasonal Ingredients: Flying strawberries from Chile to San Diego in December somehow just doesn’t seem right. Letting the season dictate the menu by using the rich bounty that avails itself to us locally does seem right.

Culinary Responsibility: Sustainability, sound animal husbandry, no antibiotics or growth hormones, handcrafted, organic, artisan and farmstead are Waters’ watchwords. We buy from and support people of like mind.

Supporting local causes: Giving back to the community, We support

ARTS (A Reason To Survive)
Celebrate the Craft
Mingei Museum
San Diego Symphony
and Francis Parker School / among others.