Your guest experience starts here. We are an extraordinary, full service catering and event production company focusing on you. Instead of spending our time developing pre-set menus and packages, we dedicate ourselves to spending time with clients and creating unique experiences. Our commitment to quality ingredients goes uncompromised. We utilize local organic produce whenever possible and source sustainable poultry and meat from local ranches.

We demand excellence in all we do. This reaches beyond the dining experience at your event. From the initial planning process and location site visits to how we train and develop each of our team members, we don't settle for mediocrity. No matter the size of your event, an intimate dinner for two or a corporate event for thousands - we know that it will be nothing short of spectacular.

We can't wait to share a meal with you.

Serviced Areas

  • Los Angeles, Ventura County, Santa Clarita, Agoura Hills, Burbank, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Encino, Granada Hills, North Hills, Northridge, Toluca Lake, Sylmar, Van Nuys, West Hills, Woodland Hills, Porter Ranch, Sunland CA,

Payment Options

  • American Express, Debit Cards, Discover, MasterCard, Personal Checks, VISA

Contact Details

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  City Encino , CA
  Zip Code 91316
  Address 16900 Burbank Blvd
  Phone Number (310) 558-8190

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We are a completely custom caterer and can develop anything you need.

  • I would recommend this business

Nathaniel and his team at Contemporary knocked it out of the park for our wedding! They helped develop a menu that was special to our day and were open when I asked for a few changes (e.g., salad options) prior to the wedding date. Our bar service was also through Contemporary, and they did an awesome job!

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  • I would recommend this business

Nathaniel and the team at Contemporary Catering are total pros. They catered our wedding at Saddlerock Ranch and rehearsal dinner, and the food and service was absolutely amazing. My fiancé and I are both huge foodies and Nathaniel took that into account when shaping the menu, ultimately taking how we cook at home and elevating it in a way we really enjoyed. They were accommodating of our budget and worked with us to get the menu we wanted for the amount we wanted to pay. Nathaniel also helped me pull together a last minute rehearsal dinner on a tight budget flawlessly. We can't say enough good things about Contemporary Catering and would highly recommend using them for your wedding.

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Michelle and Kelsey helped us with an influencer event at a coworking space and they were both beyond helpful! They helped with menu creation, decoration ideas, and were there day of to assist with set up. We had an issue with where to put the kitchen area as we were in an open floor area and they were quick to come up with a solution that made the layout even better than anticipated! Throughout the entire process, they were both responsive and quick to help me and I truly appreciated all their hard work to go far beyond my expectations!

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  • I would recommend this business

I need more stars!! Contemporary Catering is beyond! We just had our wedding at Cielo Farms and this team killed it!!! A fun little story we had gone to a friends wedding 2 years ago at Saddlerock my parents were there as well and the appetizers they were passing were SO GOOD. So good to where my mom had to get their business card. To then find out it was Contemporary as we were booking Cielo Farms, from that point on we knew our food was going to be outstanding! And it was!

Rob was a delight to work with, at our tasting he made sure every bite, every addition was to our liking. I realized in that tasting I was not a fan of tarragon and that was instantly removed from our salad. He made the tasting fun and we of course left happy and oh so full! I had a hard time deciding what I was going to be eating on my wedding night!

Rob's team was so responsive on everything, they even provided you with pictures of the dishes after your tasting, I mean what?!

We had a pretty large wedding and Rob and his team came in strong. There were so many of them but you didn't even notice they were there, they attended to all of our guests needs and it was phenomenal. Our guests could not stop talking about the food, especially the filet, it was cooked to PERFECTION! I had the mushroom ravioli and you know how they always tell you to eat on your wedding day, well before they could tell me that I had cleaned my entire plate! The whole night was magic and beyond.

I cannot thank Rob and his team enough for what they did for us, we seriously want to do the night all over again!

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  • I would recommend this business

Contemporary Catering satisfied not only our tastebuds, but our budget, high standards of service, and desire for culinary creativity on our wedding day.

Contemporary Catering recently catered our wedding at Cielo Farms as they were the venue's required vendor. As Catering is a huge part of a wedding, this requirement helped us narrow down our options & we all immediately felt a weight off of our shoulders as soon as we met the staff. Rob and the whole team were incredible off the bat. They continued to deliver throughout the entire YEAR-LONG process! Rob & Elise worked with us to stay on track with our budget, and accommodate our dietary requests/restrictions. From bartenders to cooks to captains, the entire staff was professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. The service was far beyond expectations. I didn't hear a single complaint, which is hard to achieve when you are feeding 175 people! In fact we received several compliments that it was the best food our guests have ever had at a wedding. The presentation of the appetizers and buffet was simply breathtaking. It was the dinner party of our lives, and I'm so glad we were in the hands of Contemporary Catering!

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  • I would recommend this business

So this past weekend my little sister got married at Cielo Farms in Malibu and we used Contemporary Catering. I don't even know where to begin with this group of people. First of all the food was just incredible. We work in the entertainment industry and we have a ton foodies that attended the wedding so it needed to be perfect. From the unique appetizers to the perfect salad, the main courses, followed up by the show stopping late night breakfast burrito snack, our 120 guest were blown away. The food was always hot and they never ran out.
The great thing about Rob and his team is that they are so much more then caterers. My little sister was racked with nerves and as soon as we arrived on site and saw Rob and his team we knew that everything was going to be great. And it was! It was a night that we will never forget and whenever we had a question or needed something someone was always there to help. We have a big family. (5 sisters all together) with big personalities, and these guys were able to impress each and every one of us. I truly can't say enough nice things about this company.

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  • I would recommend this business

I'll start my review with this: There is NO OTHER company that can do what Contemporary Catering does. This is the REAL DEAL.
My husband and I decided to get married on New Year's Eve. Which gave us exactly 4 months to plan our event, (note, this was not a shotgun wedding :)
I went into planning mode knowing that given the tight timeline, the night would look great, but I'd definitely have slim pickings in regards to catering, design, florals, etc.
When I found Rob, it was a game-changer. Not only was our wedding hands down the most beautiful event I've EVER seen, it was also the most FUN. Rob Pausmith's ideas were EVERYTHING. From ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and even the delicious (and definitely needed) late night snacks, Rob could not have made it nicer. It was perfect. Rob and team helped us find incredible entertainment. He also helped me graciously with the design, from table layout, to florals, to the NYE countdown with confetti cannons!! 5 stars does not do them justice. Our guests were blown away and I still hear from our friends and family that "no other event will compare" to our wedding night.

If you're looking to be taken care of and have the event even yourself couldn't dream of, call Rob and his team ASAP.

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  • I would recommend this business

Contemporary catering is number one!!
They did our wedding last weekend in Malibu and it was AMAZING! I have never tasted such high quality food at a wedding or any event. Their ability to create such quality to large numbers is astounding. We worked personally with rob and he is a dream come true!!! He left no questions unanswered and his ideas were perfect. He truly made our wedding the fairy tale I always dreamed of! Best day of our lives

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  • I would recommend this business

I could not be any more impressed with Contemporary Catering. Their food is delicious, presentation is fantastic and customer service goes above and beyond.

They were hired to cater a wedding I was planning for a client and it was an exceptional experience from beginning to end. Mandy was incredibly communicative and attentive - making the the entire process so easy. They really worked with us to customize the menu and guests were raving about the food all night. The on-site staff was hardworking, professional and friendly.

Bottom line - they are amazing and I highly recommend hiring Contemporary Catering for your next event!

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  • I would recommend this business

Rob Pausmith and the team at Contemporary Catering catered our wedding a couple months ago and our guests are STILL raving about them. One gentleman, who is well traveled and has amazing taste, said that the meal was one of the best he'd ever had in his life. Rob spent an afternoon with my wife and I and created a whole menu based on our different upbringings, culture, (Filipino, British, but also Southern/ Virginia), and was able to create an original and delectable meal, that somehow told our story, and was presented exactly to fit in with our elegant/rustic theme. They truly went all out with the details, and our experience and the experience of our guests both with the food, AND (and it's important) the Service, was truly seamless. They helped to make it so that all we and our guests had to do was enjoy our day. Weddings are difficult enough - contemporary catering can take a lot of pressure off, while bringing a mind blowing food experience to your wedding. Rob was also instrumental in helping us put together, and communicate with the rest of our vendor team. We couldn't recommend them higher.

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  • I would recommend this business

I can not express enough how thankful that my bride and I are for being introduced to Rob and the Contemporary team. After securing our wedding venue, our second goal was to find the perfect catering company to take our venue, hopes and dreams to the next level and Rob did not disappoint. I too am in the service industry owning a few companies , some of which are used for weddings, so I can only appreciate when I experience a vendor go above and beyond to make sure an event, let alone a wedding, is executed with perfection. The night was flawless and it could not have happened without Contemporary and especially Rob! The only issue throughout the night was the rental company had an oven that went out and Rob came to the rescue to resolve the issue and ultimately none of our guests knew anything had happened.

I am overly grateful for having Rob and Contemporary leading the way on our big day and probably need to ask him for more business cards since our guests still won't stop asking me how to get a hold of the amazing food that was served at or wedding ....send some my way Rob!

If you are in the early stages of planning your wedding or large scale event , your first call should be to Rob at contemporary as not only is he perfect , but the team of vendors he has surrounded himself with I can only define as the "A Squad".

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