culinary event design

Savor and celebrate in distinctive style with Waters.  Our creativity, passion, attention to detail, commitment to excellence and comprehensive services have made our events legendary.  Waters is the go-to for all upscale corporate & private events, weddings and more, in San Diego. Waters’ renowned team of culinary, design and planning professionals are at your service from start to finish, providing unrivaled client support for fine events of any size. Waters provides the freshest quality foods sourced from local farms and artisans. We use organic ingredients and we are always handcrafted, sustainable and natural.

Your team did a fantastic job. They were professional, easy to work with, great with our guests and all was prepared to perfection! Both the beef and salmon were met with rave reviews....”best salmon ever”, “delicious beef and oh so tender” and dessert was a hit! Guests also commented on the rolls and butter...every detail was noticed.

Many thanks for all of your help on creating the perfect menu and coordinating everything! It was a treat for my husband and me to be able to relax and enjoy the evening...your team took care of it all!
— Julie H.

waters bar services

Full Service Beverage Catering

An established leader in the catering industry, Waters Fine Catering has combined its professional knowledge and creative styling to bring you a fully licensed and insured bar service experience.  With a unique approach to service and products, Waters Bar Services can create a comprehensive bar service package to fit any occasion.

Waters Bar Services has the ability to provide everything from specialty cocktails and full bars to agua frescas and concept projects.  Our flexible approach allows your vision to come alive with your event, regardless of budget.

we believe in…

You: Our sole mission is to help you excel, to entertain with grace and ease. Your event is always about you, not us. We want to help you to create something not soon forgotten, to take you and your guests away somewhere special, if only for a few hours.

Teamwork: Our team of consummate professionals create not only award winning cuisine but also truly spectacular events.  We succeed by working together. We value everyone in our firm, and take great pride in what we do for you.

Excellence: In everything we do, we strive for excellence. We strive to be better, to exceed expectations, to evolve our industry.

Craftsmanship: We like to do things the old-fashioned way: all-natural cuisine. We prepare everything from scratch. This means we employ more chefs and bakers because we do things by hand, rather than buying prepared or frozen ingredients. We also use organic ingredients whenever possible -- even our eggs are organic. Why do we do this? Well that’s the easy part, because it tastes better and we pride ourselves on serving the best food we can. Plus we sleep better at night knowing we do! We hand-make everything ourselves, from our stocks to our pastries. We support farmers, cheese makers and other professionals with the same philosophy. Entertaining is a craft.

Simplicity: We believe in allowing beautiful ingredients to speak for themselves. Less is more. The same is true with design.

Passion: It is what drives us. We do this because we love it, and we’re here for one reason: we want to help you create something truly special.

Experience: In business for almost 30 years, our founder has over 40 years of experience in the industry.  Our executive chef has been with us for more than a decade, and the average stay of our principals is eight years.

Great Service: It is what puts you at ease, and allows you to spoil yourself.  Your event designer, supervisor, server and chef all have the same mission: to serve you.

Culinary Responsibility: Sustainability, sound animal husbandry, no antibiotics or growth hormones, handcrafted, organic, artisan and farmstead are Waters’ watchwords. We buy from and support people of like mind.

Comprehensiveness: An event should be complete, harmonious, and appropriate. All the components (cuisine, service, production, décor and entertainment) should work seamlessly together and exist for a reason.

Regional and Seasonal Ingredients: Flying strawberries from Chile to San Diego in December somehow just doesn’t seem right. Letting the season dictate the menu by using the rich bounty that avails itself to us locally does seem right.

waters fine foods cafe-
1122 morena blvd, SD 92110

Hours:  Monday - Friday 11am - 7 pm, Saturday 11 am - 4 pm  

If our reputation for creative cuisine isn’t quite enough to make your mouth water, perhaps our selection of a la carte savories and sweets will win you over.  Or consider a custom order to make your next event an affair to remember; we will provide the food and you can take the credit!

So, what are ‘Fine Foods To Go?’  How about house-made soups, artisan sandwiches and panini, a variety of entrées, side dishes and lovely indulgent desserts? Remember, all of our meats are antibiotic-free with no added hormones, and we use only free-range chicken.  We believe in a seasonal and regional philosophy, culinary responsibility and sustainability, and we pride ourselves on not cutting corners.  Waters serves unpretentious, handcrafted food that simply tastes great.

“To Go” also means that you leave the work to Waters. We are a one-stop shop with everything from hors d’oeuvre options to gourmet boxed lunches, special holiday meals to casual family dinners.  Waters is the perfect solution for any occasion: Holidays, Boating, Picnics, Book Club, Corporate Meetings, Tailgating, Air Travel, Dinner on the Run, Entertaining and so much more!

Don’t feel like making dinner tonight or lunch tomorrow?  No problem.  We even deliver. 619-276-9336

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DIY Catering is what our Waters Fine Foods Entertaining Menu is all about!  This is our way to help with your event when you do not require staff.