“The best wedding planning decision we made was to hire Pure Joy Catering. When the unexpected happened (rain in July in Santa Barbara) they reacted with extraordinary skill and grace to rescue our reception. Somehow, they managed to set up tables and chairs in our very limited space inside, while simultaneously tending bar and passing appetizers. Maneuvering through a crowd of 80 people, they set up and maintained a buffet that (judging from the empty plates and many compliments) everyone thoroughly enjoyed.
We chose Pure Joy not only because of their amazing food but also because we had confidence they would make sure that everything would go smoothly. They were truly put to the test and in every way exceeded our very high expectations.”
About Pure Joy
We're proud of our accomplishments
Santa Barbara Independent
2009 - 2015
2010, 2012, 2014 - 2016
2009 - 2011, 2013 - 2017
2008, 2009, 2011, 2016
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. 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 proud and their guests really happy. Our clients will tell you; collaborating with our experienced team will do wonders in planning a successful event.
I am Lynette La Mere, the Executive Chef and Owner with over thirty five years of experience in the culinary arts, specifically as an off premise catering specialist, I've done thousands of events. Along with the above accolades we are 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 Woman's Spirit of Entrepreneurialship Award in Hospitality, featured in the Wall Street Journal, and quoted in national Bride's magazines on trends for weddings and many local magazine & news paper articles. Articles I've written in magazines and Press we have received: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV
Winner of the California Wedding Day Best of Wedding Caterer for California Central Coast, in Santa Barbara Magazine's Best of Issue 13' 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 Couple'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.