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

Testimonials

I hope you are doing well! Steve and I are just getting home from our honeymoon and trying to catch up on everything. We wanted to first say thank you for all of your help with our wedding, you were a pleasure to work with. The food was amazing, everyone is still telling us how much they loved the food, which is not something you hear very often at a wedding. So thanks to your chef and incredible team.

Thank you also for the recommendation of Arnoldi’s for the rehearsal dinner, it was the PERFECT fit for our dinner and one of the highlights of the weekend!

Thank you again, I will definitely recommend Pure Joy in the future.

Brooke