I'm writing this review from the POV of a wedding planner who has worked with Andrew and his team twice. My clients have been very happy with the food and service provided by the team.
They offer tastings of the full 10-course Chinese banquet menus every few months, so my clients are able to taste everything on the menu beforehand and make adjustments and customizations for their wedding.
They provide everything on the tabletop from the table linen to the lazy susan, serving dishes and china. They cook everything on site, so everything is freshly made and piping hot when served - they bring in their own kitchen setup, so clients don't incur any additional rental fees for kitchen equipment (this is rare)!
The banquet team is professional, reliable, and well-trained; everything is executed as planned based on the timeline + details we provide to the team. Their banquet captain James, who we worked with twice, is on top of everything and very helpful and collaborative.
They are willing to conform with different venues' requirements and rules, and have an excellent standard of organization and cleanliness. They have been praised by venue managers at some of the strictest venues. Best of all, they are very reasonably priced. I will definitely recommend Hotel Banquet to future clients.
Andrew, Andrew, Andrew! What can I say! Great Guy! Andrew and his staff provided my wife and I the wedding reception of our dreams. Him and his staff were amazing! If you want a great wedding reception and/or corporate catering; Andrew is your guy! Thank you for the wonderful and amazing job you guys did at our wedding! If you are looking for great food; affordable prices; and amazing experience; Grace Catering/Hotel Banquet is the way to go! Thanks again Andrew!
Andy & Channsy
Andrew is so awesome not only his food quality but also his spirit and encouragement that he made for us from time to time. Every time we met him for wedding preparation he always gave us advices from any general stuffs to very detailed items. He also treated us Vietnamese food as well, not once but twice or third time.
In wedding reception, Andrew, his manager and staffs were very helpful and made my wedding even more beautiful and perfect. The food was so good and generous especially lobster, fried rice, crab claws... We're so thankful to Hotel Banquet and if not with them, my wedding can't be so happy and meaningful like this!
It's not easy to handle an outdoor wedding but he did it with love and professionalism. You can't be wrong if you choose Hotel banquet for your next event!
Thank you so much to you and your team for providing excellent service and amazing food for our special day.
We appreciate it very much.
We want let you know that we are very happy to have had your team at the wedding, the food was amazing and all of our guests loved it. Your team was super professional and very organized! Everything went very smoothly. We will keep you in mind and will recommend Hotel Banquet to friends and family in the future!
To make a long story short we threw a shotgun wedding in less than one month. We found Andrew and the hotel banquet on Yelp and my husband knew he was the one.
Earning every 5 stars after we met him Andrew made certain our catering experience was nothing short of first class.
The icing on top of the cake was the service of his staff on the day of the wedding. From freshly prepped food cooked from scratch to the manager making sure the bride and groom were taken care of.
Needless to say this will be the only catering company we will use going forward.
It's commonly accepted for wedding food to be bland and tasteless. So I wanted to differentiate from the common wedding by having AMAZING food. Andrew was not only priced very affordable, he tasted the best. hands down, the best. He offers a free complimentary meal where you can taste and see what he would be serving at the wedding.
It was fantastic to hear people continuously compliment us on how great the food was. The fascinating thing when talking to my guests? Different people had a different take on what the best dish was. In fact, my wife and I were approached by several people asking which restaurant we hired so they could go there again.
The serving size were generous. At the end of the night, I dont recall seeing any tables finish all the food, however, every table took him their left overs.
One (positive for me) thing about Andrew is that he's a very hands on caterer. He offers great suggestions and wants to be involved so that everyone comes out with a positive experience. I appreciate the extra care and thought. In fact, during the wedding, my wife and I got our own server, which was really nice and I appreciated the thought.
I'd recommend Andrew and his team to anyone.
When it came to my wedding, my top priority was ensuring that the food was excellent.
After trying many Chinese-style menus, we decided that Hotel Banquet was the right choice for us. With Hotel Banquet, you are able to sample the ENTIRE menu and see the full presentation, as if it would be served during your wedding for FREE!
Andrew, the owner, is extremely personable and professional. You are able to customize the menu, so that it fits your budget and needs. He works with you to ensure you receive the highest quality in food and service. He is also very responsive to emails and phone calls.
His team did not disappoint at all. They were very attentive and courteous. All my guests complimented that our food was excellent.
Do yourself a favor and choose Hotel Banquet for your next event!
Andrew and his team catered our wedding on August 26th, 2017. During our struggle to find a caterer we stumbled upon Hotel Banquet on yelp and decided to try their sample dinner night. Unfortunately I wasn't able to make it, however my wife and her family went instead and were impressed with the quality and tasting of food. They enjoyed it so much that my wife scheduled another sample meal night and brought me along with her. During that night we had several courses from a fruit plate to ribeye and walnuts to steamed fish. Everything I had that night was amazing so we decided to book. Andrew insisted we do regular dinner style catering if possible but at our venue we could only do a buffet setting. His reasoning is that buffet style requires the food to be kept warm for a longer period of time thus reducing the quality of the foods and even ruins some dishes all together. We decided to press on anyway and ordered a wide array of foods for our reception. The day before the wedding, Andrew invited us over for lunch to go over any last minute details. What we didn't expect was a full meal with two huge plates all on him. Salt and pepper shrimp and shrimp and mushrooms were amazing. On the wedding night, I wasn't able to try much food however I did taste the peking duck and it was perfect. Throughout the dinner service i walked around and got feedback on the food and no one had anything negative to say. After the dinner service, the catering team packed up all the left overs into boxes for guests to take home so nothing went to waste and our guests were able to enjoy the food again. I highly recommend Andrew and his team for their fair prices, great food, and awesome services.
Thank you Andrew!
Kay and Anthony
My Santa Barbara wedding was perfect! I will definitely be working with Andrew and his team again...
After becoming thrilled and newly engaged, my fiance and I wasted no time in planning our wedding. We both fell in love with Santa Barbara and many memories shared on our first date there, so it seemed perfect to plan our summer wedding on the coast however there seemed to be one major problem; there are no Chinese caterers (or at least none that we preferred) in beautiful Santa Barbara.
We met with several caterers here in OC and were thrilled with not only Hotel Banquets effort to travel a bit north for our wedding, but were blown away by the delicious tasting and presentation that we experienced prior to our big day. The superb 10 course meal, excellent hosting, and versatility that Andrew and his team provided was above and beyond. With the majority of my family being vegetarian and pescatarian, Andrew not only changed a few items on the menu for my family and friends but he also made suggestions on dishes that not only fulfilled our requests but offered amazing presentation as well. Plating portions are larger than anything I had experienced at other weddings, plates came out sizzling hot, and each dish was flavorful and cooked perfectly. A lot of brides may say they weren't able to eat on their wedding day, but I made sure to enjoy each dish since I looked forward to it from our previous tasting.
Andrew always reassured me that everything would be taken care of and to relax and stress less. Of course planning a wedding in Santa Barbara when I'm local to OC isn't relaxing whatsoever, Andrew never failed to communicate with my husband and I, he answered all our questions in a timely manner, and each time we met before our wedding he always treated us as family rather than a customer.
Thank you again Andrew and team for not only providing us with an excellent meal and amazing service, but a memorable experience that met all expectations.
I had an amazing experience using them for my most recent wedding reception, the diversity of food, authenticity of its true Chinese roots are unforgettable The manager Andrew is amazing in organization and discussing the best deal with you. He is also very connected with wedding venues and I sincerely appreciated how he pointed us to an ideal location. The food portions are great and plenty of guests enjoyed them
Amazing lobster, walnut shrimp, and vegetable. Every item is fresh and big portion.
The dinning area is clean and the space is big.
Easy parking in front of the restaurant.
Great and professional services.
I would recommend to stop by and take a look at this restaurant.
Great food & presentation. Would highly recommend companies, bridal parties and other groups looking to cater Asian food for their functions. Andrew and his team does an incredible job to ensure that they provide the best quality and quantity. You can't go wrong with them!
I had my 26th birthday preparty at this place, the owner is a very nice guy and he made a custom menu for my 6 table party, seafood dish and steak is fresh and tastey. Nice place to have family party and catering.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! The food was excellent. Everyone loved it. Tony and his team were awesome. They go beyond what is expected. We can't ask for more than that.
We worked with Andrew most of the time. He always say, DON'T WORRY, WE'LL TAKE CARE OF YOU! " and he did. He not only promised quality food and service, he delivered care and love like that of a family.
Thank you so much !! You made my daughter's 18th bday a wonderful one!
We are so blessed to have Grace Catering be part of our party. Andrew is friendly, wise, and professional. He advised tips to make our party unforgettable. He also helped us to make a special dish, which is not included in the menu, and our guests were amazed!! The food was great and staffs were awesome. Thank you Grace Catering!
If you are in search for Asian Cuisine for your catered event, look no further than Grace Catering of Garden Grove. As the rental coordinator of a 400+ capacity venue in San
Diego, I have had the opportunity to observe the operations as well as partake in the fare of many catering companies. With Grace Catering, I was blown away by the service, quality, variety and the freshness of their savory offerings. Andrew Wang, the owner and master chef of Grace Catering is a professional and master of his craft. He is a "straight-shooter" who will advise you with his ultimate goal of making your experience a happy one and that your guests leave with smiles on their faces.
I was astonished that their dishes were vibrant and plentiful. The green vegetables were crisp and bright as opposed to the limp and wilted offerings of many companies even those who are local in contrast to Grace Catering which is about 100 miles away. I was impressed with their professional and smiling staff who were not only courteous and efficient, but very accommodating to the guests.
It is hard to do justice to the quality, quantity and savory taste of the food by writing about it. The trays of food were brimming, hot and diverse. Many of the food offerings I have seen by other caterers resemble that of "all you can eat" buffets...but this is not the case here. Some of the dishes were enhanced by such diverse additions as lotus roots, black fungus and plenty of black mushrooms.
I was so impressed with this company that I strongly recommended them to my Church (the oldest Chinese church in San Diego at 139 years old) to cater the annual Chinese New Year Dinner. It was a risky move for me to buck tradition as we normally hired chefs to come in and prepare the food and had the youth serve as waiters. The results? It was a stellar success!!! We received so many compliments from the attendees from the uniqueness of the food offerings, the attentiveness of the staff even to the diversity of the drink station! I even observed their staff assisting with carrying plates for those who were less ambulatory because of physical challenges. That was the first year. The subsequent year, we used them again and we had to unfortunately, for the first time in our history, turn away guests because we were at the maximum capacity. If results are any indication of performance, Grace Catering has under promised and over delivered. I asked the owner, Andrew Wang, the key to his success and he told me that he uses top grade ingredients and is committed to making everyone happy (and all without MSG).