Blue Skies, Fine Food, and Great Friends | A Catered Affair by Personal Touch Dining

By, May 06, 2013

We recently had the honor of catering Shahara and Stephen’s gorgeous wedding reception at the Fairbanks Ranch Club House in Rancho Santa Fe, California. With its lush green golf courses and sparkling lakes, the Club House is one of San Diego’s most picturesque wedding locations. We loved helping our couple to plan a menu that would complement the beauty of their day.


Just prior to their fabulous reception, Shahara and Stephen shared their vows at Mary Star of The Sea, in La Jolla, amongst family and friends.


After the ceremony, guests made their way to the Fairbanks Ranch Club House for an outdoor cocktail hour, with tray passed hors d’oeuvres. Shahara and Stephen’s family and friends really seemed to enjoy the broad assortment of appetizers we presented.


After a quick limo ride to Rancho Santa Fe, Shahara and Stephen were reunited with their guests. There was so much energy in the room as they made their grand entrance, and as they danced together as a newly married couple!


Flora Glamor provided dining tables for the formal dining area, which were covered in iridescent crushed satin and ivory linens. The tables were adorned with gorgeous centerpieces of alternating heights, which were comprised of pastel colored roses and hydrangeas. Finishing off each centerpiece were dangling crystals, which sparkled against the sunny blue skies.


Next up?  Dinner! We provided a long-reaching buffet featuring hand-carved grilled tri-tip, crusted chicken, garlic whipped potatoes, a field green salad, and fresh seasonal veggies.  Delicious.


After dinner, guests were treated to a fun frozen yogurt station, with several flavor varieties, and decadent candy toppings.  We thought this was a very creative way to add to the traditional cake ceremony. But, don’t worry…there was still cake!


Following dinner, the dance floor was open for business!


After the last song, everyone headed down to the edge of the lake to light floating lanterns, and send the newlyweds on their way.


What a fabulous way to wrap-up a perfect day.


Caterer: Personal Touch Dining
Photography: True Photography
Venue: Fairbanks Ranch Country Club
Florist: Flora Glamor
Hair Stylist: Hair by Reyna
Bakery: Edelweiss Bakery
Wedding Dress: Here Comes the Bride
Church/Temple: Mary Star of the Sea
Disc Jockey: Musically Yours (My DJS)
Jeweler: Unicorn Jewelry & Watch Boutique
Makeup: Valerie Vonprisk


Catering by Personal Touch Dining at Rancho Bernardo Courtyard Wedding

By, January 15, 2013

At Personal Touch Dining, our management team works with brides and grooms to select a delicious, customized menu for the wedding day. We understand the essentials needed, and we work hard so that your wedding day runs smoothly. From our popular tray-passed hors d’oeuvres, to our chef-crafted seated meal items, we help to create a sumptuous event.

Recently, we had the chance to work with an amazing couple, Jezriel and Rai, for their wedding at the Rancho Bernardo Courtyard. With the help of their fabulous coordinator at Oh So Chic Events, the reception turned out beautifully. The couple was able to sit back and enjoy their day like they should.


One of Personal Touch Dining’s most requested tray-passed food items is our Spicy Chipotle Shrimp. It features seasoned shrimp with chipotle cream cheese, which is garnished with fresh parsley and served on a crisp flour tortilla.


Another item tray-passed during Rai and Jezriel’s cocktial hour was our delicious Sirloin and Gorgonzola Mushroom Caps.


Personal Touch Dining’s tablescape includes complimentary water and champagne glasses at the dining table, silverware, cucumber-infused ice water carafes, and delicious artisan breads and butter.


After the cocktail hour, guests began the meal with a House Tossed Green Salad. The salad featured mixed greens,  yellow squash, crumbled feta cheese, and dried cranberries. To top it off, it was drizzled with an orange sesame dressing, and garnished with orange wedges.


Some guests chose our filet medallions served medium, which were topped with caramelized onions and a garlic butter enhancement. The filed was served alongside garlic whipped potatoes, and fresh, in-season vegetables.


We fulfilled all of the catering services for this event, including bartender service, dining table linens and napkins, silverware, glassware, china, a beverage station, champagne toast, and cake cutting display.


Caterer: Personal Touch Dining
Photographer: True Photography
Coordinator: Oh So Chic Events
Tuxedo: A Better Deal Tuxedo
Linens and Rental: A Perfect Table
Bakery: Edelweiss Bakery
Musician: Israel Maldonado
Videographer: NR3
Venue: Rancho Bernardo Courtyard
Church/Temple: Saint Therese of Carmel
Florist: Studio B Floral Design
Lighting and Décor: Tim Altbaum Productions

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