Chef Jerry Wilson at the Wok Station, Vinson Photography

Vinson Photography

Watermelon Mojitos, Vinson Photography

Pure Joy Wedding, Willa Kveta photos

Service isn't expensive, it's priceless

Our services start by meeting with you at our event planning facility, or on the phone, and hearing exactly what you want. We bring the experience of thousands of special events into the equation to design the truly remarkable day you have in mind. Catering for you is an honor we don’t take lightly. Full Service means we do full event planning and management for your entire event or collaborate with your team, and help you from the formation of the event to the very end. Contact us to set up an appointment with us here or we can do a telephone consultation and proposal. 

Special Occasions

We do cocktail parties, corporate events, elegant private celebrations, theme parties and simple garden parties. We love challenging themes and entertaining plans. We provide rentals, servers and bartenders, full décor and anything else you need to make your event complete. We do full set up & clean up.

We provide a full range of service levels from simple buffets to full table service. Our professional bartenders and servers are experienced and friendly additions to your event. Contact us to plan the event you have in mind.

Corporate Events

Pure Joy is the premier corporate catering company in the Santa Barbara area. Whether you’re planning a retreat, management meeting, industry conference, team building event, training and education program, employee appreciation event, hosting important clients or celebrating a job well done, we have you covered every step of the way. We have a creative corporate event venue website that will help you find the perfect venue. One that’s unique, beautiful and fun, instead of the same boring hotel conference room you’ve seen a thousand times. We deliver exceptional service and unique menus, custom designed to match a diverse range of palates, budgets and occassions. In addition to cuisine and exceptional event staff, we provide event rentals, decor, design and entertainment. Some of our corporate clients are; Sony, Cadillac, Yves Saint Laurent, Boys & Girls Club Gala, Cottage Hospital, Charles Schwab, Ferguson Bath & Kitchen, Hager Dowling, HFP Architects, Lucky Brand, Lulu lemon, Sansum Clinic, The Humane Society of the United States, UCSB, WeTV, Westmont, Cadillac, Gainey Winery, Firestone Winery, Foley, Pacific Pride Foundation, Invoca, Marymont, Laguna Blanca, H&M.

Memorial Services

Few people know how many decisions they must make when a loved one passes…There is very little time to make all the necessary arrangements.

Pure Joy Catering can make some of the stress in funeral planning disappear. With many years of experience running special memorial events in this community, our professional caring staff can assure that every detail will be taken care of with no compromise on quality and service.

We can provide an event your whole family will be proud of and a memory that will last forever. Whether it’s a church, a private home, yacht, or wherever your needs may be, we will provide the appropriate repast, staffing, beverages, rentals and even florals including the set up and expert clean up.

Cocktail Parties

We will happily serve your alcohol along with our delectable appetizers. From Beer and Wine to a Full Bar we’ve got an incredible staff to meet your needs. Martinis, Fresh Squeezed Margaritas and Artisan Specialty Cocktails.


Writing a menu, conveying a theme, and planning an event that will please everyone is a challenge we are very experienced in. We love children and will help you make the whole day a beautiful success.


Our greatest pleasure is working with themes. The possibilities are endless and we’d love to help you bring your ideas to life. We start with décor, then menu, service attire, presentation, table settings, fabulous desserts, beverage options.