GourMel Catering


Catering services pricing

Food starts at $60 per person and bar services at $25 per person.

Minimum spend

$9,000 total


About GourMel Catering

GourMel Catering

Founder

GourMel Catering has earned a steady and loyal following of corporate and private clients, integrating a fine dining experience with a one-of-a-kind nature that is unique to each special event. Intriguing menus with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients, kind, professional service and creative presentations make GourMel an excellent choice for your wedding needs. We'll make your event memorable for all of the right reasons. Each affair begins with a consultation wherein food and wine are paired, décor and presentation are attended to and rentals are ordered.

We listen to what it is you're looking for and collaborate to create a flawless, delicious day for you and your loved ones, filled with fun. We love what we do and pride ourselves on attention to detail.

Best of Zola 2024
Best of Zola 2023

Sample catered weddings

Chris and Kim were incredibly involved in the planning and merged their cultures, passion for the Los Angeles food scene and love of travel in their menu and event design. We definitely connected and we understood each other so well! The highlight was incorporating their gorgeous homegrown tomatoes and herbs into the seated salad course!

Guest Count

150

Total Catering Cost

$27,000

Menu Highlights

  • Seated meal
  • Passed appetizers
  • Wedding cake service
  • Dessert service
  • The mini dessert bar was a hit! We served tiny apple hand pies, pecan pie bites, strawberry shortcake minis & creme brulee shooters.

Services Included

  • Clean Up / Trash Removal
  • Gratuity
  • Chef(s)
  • Service Captain(s)
  • Bartender(s)
  • Service Staff
  • Setup / Breakdown
  • Rentals
Passed Hors D'oeuvres: Plant-based Compressed Watermelon "Tuna" Carpaccio, Cream, Caviar & Mint
Seated Salad Course: Tomato & Peach Caprese Salad with Snipped Purple Basil. Saba & Spanish Olive OIl Vinaigrette
Entree Italian Salsa Verde Pan-Seared Tuna Steak or Beef Tenderloin Lemon Zest & Caramelized Shallot Pearl Couscous Pom Molasses Vegetable Skewers
Wedding Cake with Three Filling Flavors: -Creme Brulee -Passion Fruit -Chocolate Mousse

Services

Services

  • Bartenders
  • Cleanup and breakdown
  • Consultations and tastings - for a fee
  • Delivery and setup
  • Event planner
  • Rental coordination - directly invoice couple
  • Rental coordination - does not invoice couple
  • Serving staff

Cuisines

  • African
  • American
  • BBQ
  • Cajun
  • Chinese
  • Eastern European
  • Farm-to-table
  • French
  • Fusion
  • Greek
  • Hawaiian
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin American
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Southwestern
  • Spanish
  • Thai

Dietary accommodations

  • Dairy-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Nut-free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Meal types

  • Breakfast/brunch
  • Buffet
  • Dessert service
  • Family-style meal
  • Food stations
  • Passed appetizers
  • Seated meal
  • Stationary appetizers
  • Wedding cake service

Beverage services

  • Bartending
  • Beverage servingware rentals
  • Mixers/non-alcoholic options
  • Provides liquor license

Drink types

  • Beer
  • Coffee service
  • Liquor
  • Non-alcoholic
  • Signature cocktails
  • Wine

Extra costs

  • Administrative Fee
  • Bartender services
  • Ceremony Fee
  • Consultation / Tasting
  • Corkage Fee
  • Extra hour of service
  • Gratuity
  • Rentals - beverage ware
  • Rentals - dining ware
  • Rentals - furniture
  • Rentals - linens
  • Service Fee
  • Wedding Cake & Dessert Service

Reviews

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5.0 (5 reviews)

  • Delicious food, a beautiful event & peace of mind

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    Melissa and Grega year ago

    For a fun and delicious menu, a beautifully decorated unique event, solid staff and peace of mind, Mel at GourMel catering is the one call to make. Mel helped us with EVERYTHING. From menu and drink planning, to centerpieces, to rentals, to party favors, to set up/breakdown and staff and all the little details I forgot, Mel was there with ideas and all the help we needed to perfectly execute our dream wedding. No detail was spared and there was nothing I needed to worry about the day of. Her response time and communication is excellent - very kind and attentive and patient when I couldn't figure out what I wanted! I would definitely use her again for events big and small and would highly highly recommend her to anyone.

  • Our Favorite Caterer

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    Chris and Kima year ago

    We had a blast working with Mel! She communicated perfectly and responded to our millions of questions within a few minutes. We expressed our concerns with our group having multiple food allergies and Mel was able to accommodate them all. We had espresso balsamic beef tenderloin, miso caramel scallops, garlic green beans, sesame noodles to die for - absolutely wow, vegan bbq seitan brisket, sautéed veggies, vegan and traditional charcuterie boards, strawberry goat cheese crostini, custom breads and cranberry brie in phyllo cups. All the food was amazing! The staff that was tending to us for the night were great. Our two bartenders were amazing. Loads of energy, great stories and really were life of the party. Shout out to everyone at GourMel that was able to make this wedding night possible.

  • World Class

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    Lee and Jaya year ago

    Dream caterer! From start to finish, it was a delicious and unique dining experience that would not have been possible without Mel Walker's flexibility during the planning process. GourMel seamlessly integrated family-style dinner service at our request, plus custom cocktails, mocktails and non-traditional desserts. Mel shaped our dinner into something people raved about for the next year. With a deep bench of menu options, we appreciated how Mel talked us through how dishes could work together or be approached differently. Mel's team was amazing and checked on us throughout the wedding. We wanted for nothing! Her service staff is the best in town. Mel choreographed our entire day, facilitated rentals, entertainment and kept up right on schedule. She and her staff sent us off with a surprise picnic dinner with plates, forks, napkins and wine since they knew we didn't eat much due to socializing so much. GourMel goes above and beyond in every way.

  • A Magical Wedding Celebration

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    Vince and Carrie3 years ago

    Our wedding was planned and catered by Mel Walker of GourMel Catering. We were overwhelmed and Mel took the reigns. Entertainment, party rentals, venue, decor, valet, wedding cake incredible staff - EVERYTHING. And the food! The food was top notch, world class and so pretty to look at. Our wedding breads were homemade. We still look at our photos every week a few years later. Best memories with the best caterer. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mel and GourMel to anyone who wants the best wedding on earth. The best and so nice and easy to work with!