About Pure Joy

Pure Joy isn’t just the name of my company, it’s a philosophy – it’s the way we operate. Attitude reflects leadership and I am madly in love with catering. Everyone here is too. We love what we do and it shows. At Pure Joy we don’t do jobs we do what we love; creating spectacular events, making exceptional and delicious food, and making our clients and their guests really happy.

I am Lynette La Mere, the Executive Chef and Owner with over thirty years of experience in the culinary arts, specifically as an off premise catering specialist, I've done thousands of events. Pure Joy was named one of the top 25 Woman Owned Businesses in the Tri County Area; I am also the proud recipient of the Top 50 Woman in Business Award, featured in the Wall Street Journal, and quoted in national Bride's Magazines on trends for weddings and many local news paper articles. Current articles I've written in Magazines and the News Press: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, 2/13.

2013 Santa Barbara Magazine's Best of Issue had only one Full Service Caterer listed; Pure Joy Catering and one resource for local venues...ours :)

Pure Joy is a Certified Farm Friendly Dining provider. Voted Best Caterer by the Reader's of the News Press year after year. We were voted the #1 Wedding Planners by readers of the Independent and Best Caterer in Central California for the last 3 years by brides on the Knot "Best Of".  Independent voters chose Pure Joy as Santa Barbara's #1 Caterer 2013 and have since 2007, we also receive the Bride's Choice Award from Wedding Wire.

We own the land we've built our event planning facility on; we're here to stay & business is better than ever. Our commercial kitchen, offices, and huge warehouse of décor equipment allow our planning team and culinary staff to work closely together on the custom creation of each Pure Joy event.

We will work with your priorities and budget in mind to fully plan and manage your event from the first delectable appetizer, the rentals, the beverages, the style, the décor, a sumptuous meal, friendly and impeccable service, full clean up and every other aspect you require. Let us help you create an unforgettable Pure Joy celebration.

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Right From the Start

Right From the Start


I am supposed to be packing for my honeymoon right now, but I cant go on another second without emailing you to officially THANK YOU for the best night of our lives! I don’t know where to start…..

You guys have been an absolute pleasure to work with since day one. I knew you were the company for our wedding the minute I first came to your office and saw the endless albums of amazing events you have done. You were the only company that had amazing customer service AND amazing food in one! Even knowing that, I was still BLOWN AWAY by you guys last night. It was perfect. Not only the food, but the service and staff went above and beyond to be accommodating and courteous to all of our guests. They had smiles on their faces and seemed really happy to be working there with us! They set the tables perfectly- the centerpieces turned out better than i even expected! I loved all the red roses and it just made the whole place feel magical.

I dont know what kind of miracles you pulled…but some how there were 4 passed appys! It was the biggest surprise of the night for us!!! They brought us a tray and we devoured every one of them. They were the 4 yummiest appys ive ever had at a wedding. The artichoke was the talk of the town today! They were delicious beyond belief. Thank you for that little treat… it made a big difference in our event and we are so happy it all worked out.

Thank you guys for being such an amazing company and providing the best best best catering we could have ever asked for. I am beyond impressed with you guys and cant begin to thank you enough. Please use us for referrals or whatever else may come along. We will be sending people your way for sure!

I appreciate everything you have done to make our wedding perfect… and yes… it was perfect!

Rachelle and Brandon Bell