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POSTCARDS FROM A CHEF IN HAVANA 2016Havana was a truly unique experience. As it changes every day I’m so grateful to have gotten over there this January & I can’t wait to go back. To me it felt like...
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Employee Spotlight! You'll never guess what Adam did on his 22nd Birthday!!! Follow the link to find out!
EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEWName: Adam Vaughn Title: Management Team Member How long have you been with PJC? Since the Summer of 2004 Describe your role with Pure Joy and how does your position make...
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IF “EL ZAPATO” FITS…RENT IT!There is no old woman living in this shoe, but it was designed by Jeff Shelton as an awesome rental just for you. This unique and magnificently fashioned house is named “El...
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Meet Ellen, one of Pure Joy's AMAZING event planners. We just love her!
EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEWName: Ellen Reid Title: Event Planner How long have you been with PJC? Since January, 2014 Describe your role with Pure Joy and how does your position make PJC a better...
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Check out our spotlight on Jerry Wilson! 
EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEWName: Jerry Wilson Title: Head of the PJC Culinary Department How long have you been with PJC? 12 Glorious Years Describe your role with Pure Joy and how does your position...
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Employee Spotlight Alert!!! Here's Lynee...
EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEWName: Lynee Gonsalves Title: Business Manager How long have you been with PJC? Since February of 2015 Describe your role with Pure Joy and how does your position make PJC a...
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Meet our girl Alizabeth. She's Pure Perfection!
EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEWName: Alizabeth Schotten Title: Production Manager How long have you been with PJC? Since January 2011 Describe your role with Pure Joy and how does your position make PJC...
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Employee Spotlight on the ONE & ONLY MANNY!!!!
EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEWName: Manuel Medina Title: Soux Chef How long have you been with PJC? since 2001, the beginning of Pure Joy time Describe your role with Pure Joy and how does your position...
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
USCaliforniaSanta Barbara
(805) 963-5766purejoycatering.com
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Today 9AM–5PM
Wednesday 9AM–5PMThursday 9AM–5PMFriday 9AM–5PMSaturday ClosedSunday ClosedMonday 9AM–5PMTuesday 9AM–5PM
Santa Barbara's Award Winning Catering Company.
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"Their service in impeccable and their food is superb."
"As a special event DJ I work with a lot of amazing catering companies."
"She was also unwilling to provide us with item counts, which is unusual."
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Veronica Sibley
4 weeks ago
Last week we held a groundbreaking ceremony for a brand new senior living community called GranVida in Carpinteria, CA. Pure Joy catered our event and we were very pleased with the food, the service, and the friendliness and professionalism of the team who served us. Working with Ellen in planning everything was wonderful as well, she was very responsive to every need we encountered and made sure we had every detail covered.. I would highly recommend Pure Joy for any size event, they are worth every penny.
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A Google User
6 years ago
You won't believe you aren't in a 5 star restaurant. These guys are real pros, they send out a hot awesome dinner for 200 all set in less than 15 minutes from a brought in grill and a tent kitchen, it's absolutely magic! Wedding food never tastes like this, really fresh and delicious, great seafood!
A Google User
6 years ago
Pure Joy is a company full of creative and talented employees. They have seemingly limiteless menu choices and create the most beautiful buffets layered with gorgeously presented food surrounded by flowers and themed decorations. I can always count on them to throw a fabulous and organized party!
A Google User
6 years ago
I am a Los Angeles- based wedding professional who plans events for celebrity clientelle in Santa Barbara and cannot compromise the quality or attention to detail when it comes to events and my clients. One of the reasons I choose Pure Joy is because of their uncompromising attention to detail in quality of food and production - but above all, their concern for the level of service they provide clients. In the 10+ years of working with them, I have never, ever had one complaint. There are, time to time, extremely rare circumstances where a client sabotages their own event by sadly trying to micro-manage a vendor and in not allowing a top notch professional to do their job, damages the very goal the client and caterer were trying to accomplish together. There are still more rare circumstances where the client has personal issues that are not related to their "complaint" or the issue at hand at all (including but not limited to substance abuse challenges, etc) and this alters their perception of how things really went on a very dramatic scale. Look at the overall pattern of fabulous reviews from others and make your decision based on this. Pure Joy is the leading caterer in Santa Barbara County for a reason. They have a stellar product, yes, but above all, they - every single member of their staff- has an incredible heart and if something is not right, they make it right. They are about the "people" business and serving with 100% satisfaction.
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Scott Topper
4 years ago
As a special event DJ I work with a lot of amazing catering companies. Lynette and her team are passionate, friendly, and caring. Their food is delicious! From Weddings to Mitzvahs to Corporate Events, their event planning team knows how to produce an amazing party!
A Google User
5 years ago
A sweet bride just wrote me to say: "Kristin & PJC did an unbelievable job with my wedding. It was certainly the best day of our lives and that was due in part to Pure Joy Catering. The food was incredible - I wish I had eaten more!!! and everything was seamless. So THANK YOU very much for everything - we couldn't have asked for more. Best, Eileen"
A Google User
6 years ago
Pure Joy catered my wedding and went above and beyond in every way possible. They were amazing to work with and made all my culinary dreams come true! As a wedding coordinator, I could not be more thrilled with Pure Joy. They go above and beyond for every client, every time. Their service in impeccable and their food is superb. Their staff is professional and friendly - both Kristin and Lynette are absolute gems! In your search for a caterer, I highly recommend Pure Joy!
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A Google User
7 years ago
What can I say I have worked for these guys last summer and tried again this summer in attempts that managment at least would get better. But the employees run the events better then the managment. There has been stolen alcohol from the weddings, kids working for them getting drunk to the point where they black out at the wedding and the deadlines are never met like the guests are expecting. So please if you have a wedding in Santa Barbara do not use them. That's coming from someone that's been at more then three dozen of their events before I found somewhere that met mine and many others catering expectations.
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Response from the owner - 4 years ago
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