Weddings

Weddings require attention to detail and an absolute assurance of trustworthy and consistent service. California Cookout combines these qualities with superior culinary expertise to make the food on your special day all that it should be.

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Corporate Events

Whether you need to feed 50 to 5000, consider us a strategic partner for providing outstanding catering at your next corporate event. Specializing in executive dinners, company picnics, awards banquets, and holiday events.

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Social Events

Nothing can make a social event more memorable than great food. You supply the guests, and we'll be sure to exceed your expectations. Whether it’s a birthday, memorial or graduation party, we’re here to make your social event a success.

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Non Profits

The absolute leader in high school sports banquet catering, California Cookout is second to none in pricing and speed. We also offer deep discounts to other non-profit groups such as churches, first responders, and community groups.

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Welcome to california cookout

Welcome to California Cookout, we are glad you're here! California Cookout is the highest rated and most affordable caterer serving Southern CA and the Inland Empire. Formerly Bobby Baja's Mesquite Grill and Catering, our reputation for the freshest and most flavorful dishes has spent over 20 years in the making. I think you'll agree that with our combined culinary expertise paired with unparalleled service and affordability, we are truly second to none. We are located in Upland and specialize in Weddings, Corporate Catering, and Social Events.

About us

Since 1993

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What others are saying about us

We understand that every event is as unique as the needs of the clients that book us. That's why we partner with our clients and work closely to better understand how we can meet and exceed their expectations while maintaining our position as the fastest and most affordable caterer in Southern California. But don't take our word for it, see what others are saying about us below...

Reviews
Thank you for the great food for our daughters wedding! Nathan you and your staff were amazing to work with with complete communication. We would...
Teri W.
Teri W.
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We are so glad that we went with California Cookout to cater our wedding. Nathan was so helpful throughout the process. All our guests loved the food and the price was so reasonable. Nathan and his staff were amazing and so helpful on our wedding day and they made everything run so smoothly. I would definitely recommend them!
Irene Tan
Irene Tan
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I worked with Nathan, the owner of this business. I had a great experience. He offered to the wedding guest exquisite food. Many of the guests gave compliments to him. One of the best thing was his homemade chimichurri. It was simply delicious. I will definitely recommend him to anyone who wants a professional and friendly cater who offer food of quality to all his clients
Chivis Zepeda
Chivis Zepeda
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5 stars all around! Nathan and his staff did an amazing job catering our wedding. They took care of our appetizers, vegetarian entree, and dessert all for...
J T.
J T.
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Hired Nathan and his staff for my daughters wedding in April! Had the tasting last night and food was great and Nathan so personable. Looking forward to...
Teri W.
Teri W.
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If you are looking for a caterer for any event, California Cookout is definitely the way to go. We initially reached out to him about catering our wedding and he invited us to one of his tastings. The food was absolutely delicious (uhm... they serve warm bread, how can you not go with them?). I would highly recommended going to one of the tastings. Nathan collaborates with other small business and we even found our wedding cake vendor through the tasting. He even let us come twice... to bring our parents and get the final stamp of approval!Unfortunately, due to COVID we had to postpone our May 2020 wedding, but they have been great about postponing our event. This is a + in my book, because I've heard sooo many stories from other brides about vendors not being communicative or flexible with them. We really appreciate how above and beyond Nathan has gone for us. This is a company we would love to use for events in the future.As far as the food, the menus have a lot of variety which is awesome. They are also very willing to work within your budget. We went with the tri-tip & grilled chicken (which are carved onsite during dinner service) and the upgraded sides. Nathan was very accommodating with food allergies/substitutions. We have a couple guests with nut allergies and he agreed that their salads would be served/dressed separately as the salad contained walnuts. In addition, we have some vegetarians in attendance and ordered a veggie lasagna as an add on.Overall, the value and quality of the food is spot on. It was very easy and straightforward to get a quote and book for the event. Communication has been great, and we truly appreciate the flexibility during this time. 🙂
Amanda Fabre
Amanda Fabre
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Outstanding food and wonderful service. California Cookout catered a backyard wedding we had and the guest just couldn’t say enough positive things about the food. Roasted vegetables were 2nd to none. Perfectly herbed Salmon as well.
Malinda Imel
Malinda Imel
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I met Nathan at Diamond Bar High School function for my daughter serval year ago. The food was delicious and needed a cater for my wedding. I have since used his services for my Mom’s celebration of life and a retirement party at work I needed to plan. Nathan and his crew deliver a classy and organized set up for any size event. I will continue to use California Cookout and love their delicious food! Yum! They a wide variety of choices, however, my favorite is the Tri-tip!
My husband and I chose California Cookout to cater our wedding and we were very pleased with the quality of food and their service! Everything was ready on time and tasted delicious! Nathan and his team are very friendly and very helpful! My guest were pleased with the food as well, and told me all through out the night how much they loved it! Nathan even took the time to show my Mom how to use and prepare coffee, with the coffee machine at our venue and provided us with cups last minute when we realized we forgot ours! His customer service and friendliness exceeded our expectations and I would recommend him and his team to anyone!
California cookout is awesome. I hired them to serve at my wedding. We had tri-tip, chicken, mashed potatoes and veggies along with some other sides. The food was amazing. Everybody at the wedding commented on how great it was. The service was 100% professional. Nathan went above and beyond our expectations. I would recommend California cookout to all my friends and family. Being the prices are so reasonable they can be used for all types of events. Something else that I loved about California cookout, the prices they have posted online are the actual prices you are charged (not including tax of course). In looking for a caterer they are the only one, out of what seemed like hundreds of places, that had accurate pricing with no add ons or hidden fees.

Thanks you California Cookout! You made the day great!
Booked with california cookout for my wedding, Unfortunately it was cancelled but Nathan made the process from the beginning to the cancellation soooo...
Lorena L.
Lorena L.
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I am so happy I booked California Cookout for my wedding. Nathan and his team were so friendly and professional, and I got so many compliments on the...
Jessica S.
Jessica S.
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Nathan and his crew just catered my son's wedding, which was held in my backyard. The food was amazing and all the guests kept complimenting the tri-tip, the chicken, the sides, and the service. Everything was perfect !!
Food was super delicious. They catered my wedding and it was fantastic. Nathan and the guys were great, had awesome service. The meat was great the salad and sides were so good. And prices are good too.
Vanessa Vargas
Vanessa Vargas
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Nathan and his team are hands down THE BEST!! They were integral in making our wedding a roaring success! He made sure every detail was perfect and worked...
Kimberly M.
Kimberly M.
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We hired California Cookout for our wedding last year. Our wedding date changed with only 3 months notice but Nate worked his magic and was able to...
Y H.
Y H.
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We had a wedding reception booked with Nathan and his team for May of 2020. When the pandemic hit we unfortunately had to cancel the big event we had planned. Nathan was quite understanding of the circumstances, and despite the contract in place, worked to get us a full refund of our deposit.Bummed that we never got a chance to enjoy the meal we had planned, but the tastings were all delicious and it was sure not to disappoint! Would certainly be open to booking them for future events in the area.
Richard Wright
Richard Wright
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The California Cookout Catering was amazing!!! We had them cater my daughter's wedding and Nathan was such a joy to work with!! We weren't easy clients, as divorced parents, and he made the catering decisions run smoothly. He went out of his way to accommodate us. The food was delicious!!! All of our guest raved about how great it was. I would 100% have them cater another event for us and recommended them to everyone who likes to eat great food! Thank you Nathan!!!!
heather her
heather her
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The only thing better than their food, is their service. We were 60 days away from our wedding when we postponed due to COVID-19. Nathan and Cal Cookout have exceeded our highest expectations by demonstrating excellent customer service including friendly professionalism, prompt communication, and flexible accommodations.We could rave about their easy booking process, value of affordable pricing, or the outstanding taste of their delicious tri-tip, savory vegetables, refreshing salad, and mouth-watering mashed potatoes; but the primary reason my fiance and I highly recommend Nathan and California Cookout for all of your catering needs; is because they have restored our optimism for our future wedding in 2021.
Alyssa Joyce
Alyssa Joyce
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We couldn't have asked for anyone better than Nathan and his team to cater for our wedding! The quality of food and service that you get with California Cookout is top notch. And the value is second to none. Everything tasted amazing and all our guests loved everything as much as we did. The best part... Nathan was able to bring my idea of a "bacon bar" during cocktail hour to life! I can't recommend Nathan and his team highly enough. Do yourself a favor and go with them.
TheScottfourty4
TheScottfourty4
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Nathan and his team did an amazing job for my wedding! Nathan is personable and kind. His food is amazing!! Most options are gluten free including the berry...
Tammy L.
Tammy L.
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California Cookout catered to my wedding this past weekend. Although planning a wedding during this time was not easy at all, I can definitely say that working with Nathan made the process much easier. Nathan is very easy to work with, he will listen to you and try to work within your budget. Price is great, and food is even better. In fact, the food tasted better at my wedding day than when I went in for tasting! My guests loved the food and I heard many of them went for their 2nd plate.I’m so glad that I chose Cal Cookout as my wedding caterer. I would highly recommend Nathan and his team to anyone planning their special event.
Min Young An
Min Young An
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Nathan was great! Had them cater our outdoor reception with family and friends months after our micro wedding (less than 10 people). We did 2 tastings with them, 1 with my parents and again with just my husband & I to try the berry cobbler (THE BEST). All our guests commented on how delicious everything was & instead of a cake we did the cobbler which was amazzzzing & not to mention gluten free. We also chose to do the coffee service which was a big deal for my family esp when we provided 100% Kona coffee beans and Nathan was nice enough to grind and prepare for our event. Thanks Nathan for a great catering event & being so cool! We enjoyed having you!
amy directo
amy directo
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I cannot express how much I loved working with Nathan! We got soo many compliments about the catering at our wedding, from the appetizers to the main...
Elysse R.
Elysse R.
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Nathan and his crew catered my wedding last year in Lake Arrowhead and did a superb job. All of my guests were raving about how delicious everything was! California Cookout provided my wedding with the perfect spread, they were professional, and exceeded my expectations. Would highly recommend if you want the best gourmet food and service!
Jessica M
Jessica M
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Amazing food! Amazing staff!We hired Nathan to cater our wedding. He delivers high quality in every aspect of his work. Not only was the food a hit at our...
Angela S.
Angela S.
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Nathan and his team at California Cookout made my daughter's and now, son-in-law's wedding a HUGE hit for all of our family and friends! He worked with us...
T. W.
T. W.
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The food was outstanding, the service was professional and the staff was on top of everything the entire evening. We were spoiled by California Cookout. Such elegance in hiring such a wonderful catering service. We’re so grateful for California Cookout and their professionalism to make my brother and sister in laws wedding one to remember. All our guest spoke highly of the food and how impeccable it was. Nathan is one of a kind and so pleasant. He wasn’t afraid to get his hands dirty and make the evening wonderful. I can’t sing California Cookout’s praises enough. We will hire them again and again. My mother in law is already planning to have them come out for another future event. Words aren’t enough! THANK YOU, Nathan for providing an outstanding catering service for us. May the Lord continue to bless your business!
Melissa Breden
Melissa Breden
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Nathan and his crew were fantastic at our daughters wedding. They were on time and went above and beyond during set up service and clean up. The food was...
Tina G.
Tina G.
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Had Nathan and his crew for my wedding this past weekend! And the food was fantasticNathan has an amazing system for contacting him, and was on top of my...
Abigail P.
Abigail P.
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California Cookout catered my backyard wedding and couldn't have been more flawless! I'm vegan, but my husband isn't. They offered both vegan and non-vegan...
Lia R.
Lia R.
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Amazing food, for so many compliments at my weddingAlso love that everything was jncluded I didn't need to spend money on plates utensils and cups they...
Tyler S.
Tyler S.
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California Cookout catered to my wedding this past weekend. Although planning a wedding during this time was not easy at all, I can definitely say that...
Min Young K.
Min Young K.
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Nathan and his team did an amazing job catering our wedding. The food was very delicious and our wedding guests loved it. We love a good barbecue so Nathan...
Tiffianu R.
Tiffianu R.
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Exceptionally delicious catering for our COVID-friendly rehearsal dinner and wedding. Kudos to Nathan and the California Cookout team for their fantastic...
Erich F.
Erich F.
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We received a quote very quickly for our wedding rehearsal dinner a week and a half out, but then got no other response. We were planning for a small event...
Hannah M.
Hannah M.
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California Cookout just catered our micro wedding and they did a FANTASTIC job. Nathan worked with us to create the perfect menu and made us feel really...
Allison B.
Allison B.
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With only three weeks to plan a wedding reception due to COVID pivoting we put our trust into the preferred vendor list from La Villa Bella in Upland, Ca....
Carole T.
Carole T.
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If you are looking for a caterer for any event, California Cookout is definitely the way to go. We initially reached out to him about catering our wedding...
Amanda F.
Amanda F.
1598532869
Last year, Nathan and his California Cookout team catered our wedding of ~200 guests and did an absolutely tremendous job! When I first called him, he was...
Mike D.
Mike D.
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