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. Invited Members of the exclusive Leading Caterers of America and Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book of Preferred Vendors, Pure Joy was ranked #2 of the top 20 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

Winner of the California Wedding Day Best of 2014 Wedding Caterer for California Central Coast, in 13' 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 local 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 "Best of" Caterer this year and have since 2007, we also receive the Bride's Choice Award from Wedding Wire every year.

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.

Your priorities and budget are ours; we keep them in mind to 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


Words cannot express what an extraordinary party you created for our wedding. Most significantly the FOOD was exceptional! I was in awe of the superior quality & artistic design of the stations. Unlike most bride & groom stories of not getting to eat, we indulged thanks to your thoughtfulness in serving us. The Crab and the Garlic Mashed Potatoes were my favorites. Many of our guests stated it was the best food THEY EVER HAD, pretty impressive coming from Italian New Yorker food connoisseurs.

I would also like to note that your staff was excellent; they took great care of our every need; including set-up and break down of everything. Robert was particularly impressed with their ever-famous response of, “don’t worry, we’ll take care of it”. This should be your logo.

The Ice sculptures ROCKED! Please convey to your sculpturist that he is fabuloso. I can’t thank you enough for your attention to detail; you and the weatherman were our most stellar performances.

It was truly a pleasure to have found you and to have worked with you. Your exquisite food presentation and unparalleled food taste, your expertise, and your unsurpassed attention to detail, made our event the most memorable day of our lives…THUS FAR!

Laurann & Robert Putnam