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.

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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
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 Christiansen
Alyssa Christiansen
04:16 17 Sep 20
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
22:02 03 Jun 19
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.
16:24 18 Nov 20
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
20:47 09 Jul 19
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!
Dede Pineda-Mack
Dede Pineda-Mack
13:45 14 Apr 19
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.
15:54 25 Oct 20
I cant say enough about California Cookout! Nathan and his crew was FANTASTIC!!! The food was wonderful and my wedding guests were SO pleased with the great food! Nathan really worked with what we wanted for our menu and his cost was very reasonable! I would give California Cookout my highest rating!! He gets more than 5 stars!!
Claudette Baker
Claudette Baker
17:02 20 May 19
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!
Jaci Michelle Martinez
Jaci Michelle Martinez
16:43 20 Nov 18
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.
12:54 27 Aug 20
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
19:56 27 Aug 20
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!
Lindsey Ideishi-Pham
Lindsey Ideishi-Pham
03:45 05 Nov 18
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.
16:30 11 May 20
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
16:31 24 Nov 19
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
23:27 15 Jun 16
Excellent food and excellent service! We had such a great experience with our church function and also for a wedding. Nathan and his crew were so attentive to our needs. They definitely went above and beyond what we had expected for a caterer. We will definitely use California Cookout again for our catering needs.
Sherri Miller
Sherri Miller
04:17 03 Jun 19
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 !!
Leslie Roberts
Leslie Roberts
01:30 19 Sep 17
We had a great experience with California Cookout Catering at our wedding in 2018. The owner, Nathan, met with us to go over the menu and answered all of our questions. His caterers were prompt and professional, and Nathan himself was able to help serve and oversee everything. The pricing was so reasonable, and the food was absolutely delicious. I was so happy I contracted California Cookout to cater our wedding.
Charlene D
Charlene D
19:51 03 Jun 19

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