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Mark & Justin,

The wedding was everything we hoped for. Thank you both for your attention to detail, thoughtfulness and for making our big day so special. Your team was very professional the day of and Kat was so gracious to me! Every time I turned around she was there! People are still talking about how delicious the food was. Seriously, the coconut shrimp are a legend with our group--- from San Diego to Nor Cal to back East people are craving them!


Authentic Flavors staff went above and beyond what any couple could dream of or hope for from their Catering Vendor. Mark Vogel was unbelievable in his patience, creativity and his drive to accommodate all our requests. The attention and care he brings to every decision, made the entire process of planning my wedding just a joy. You continually went out of your way to make sure that I was not only happy, but ecstatic with every choice I made. For that you hold such a special place in our hearts.

The evening was perfect, the food was a culinary dream and the professionalism and care of the entire team is unlike anything else I’ve experienced.

Thank you so much,
Desiree and Cory

Dear Justin,

A thousand times thank you! You truly went above and beyond on our wedding day! To say the food was a hit is an understatement.  I can't count how many people have told us they've never eaten better at a wedding.  Everyone was so impressed with the cheese plates, the steaks, and, of course, the dessert - those fritters!!! Thank you for making our crazy ideas into a reality.  The servers were also top notch, they treated our guests so well and always had a smile on their faces when I looked over to ask for something.  Helpful, caring, and affable - simply perfect.

Please accept this as a small token of our gratitude, and extend our thanks to everyone who helped out that day.

Thanks again,
Whitney & Justin
2012 Bride & Groom


I just wanted to thank you for a truly amazing event on Saturday! It was honestly one of my favorite events of the season, and our guests cannot stop raving about the food! People have been asking for your contact information so I hope something good comes your way!  Please thank your team, they were simply wonderful- I look forward to our next event together!

All the best,
Elizabeth Galloway, La Jolla Playhouse


Dear Jessica,

Thank you so much for making this a memorable event! Everything looked beautiful and the guests really enjoyed the food.  You, the chefs & the team did an amazing job!

 Thanks again, I am sure we will be working with you soon!

Gaby; Qualcomm

Hi Jessica,

We couldn't be happier with the service we received from you and the entire Authentic Flavors staff at our wedding.  You were always so helpful, quick to answer my questions, and went above and beyond giving us useful tips and information.  I can't thank you enough for doing your job so fantastically. 

The food at the reception was delicious!!! I actually ate a ton, which I hear is rare for brides (haha, oops), and I loved everything I tried. We also got a ton of compliments from our guests. The bartenders were fantastic! They did such a good job making the specialty drinks, which were the hit of the evening.  The whole staff treated Ben and me like royalty--we never lacked for anything because someone was always handing us a cocktail, water, and someone even made Ben a special candy bag!  The evening was incredible--everything we could have hoped for and more. You and the staff at Authentic absolutely made our evening. We can't thank you enough. I'll gladly recommend you to anyone I know looking for catering in San Diego. 

Janine and Ben

Justin & Mark,

Thank you so much for your partnership on the wedding planner event! It was a pleasure getting to work with you both! Everything was just fabulous and you went above and beyond! People are still talking about how much they loved everything.

Thanks so much,
Paige Levy, The Grand Del Mar

Dear Mark,

I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful food and service you did at my wedding. I stay up at night sometimes dreaming of that dinner you made for us. I am still getting compliments on the food at my wedding. People just can’t stop talking about it!!!! Thank you for working hard to make my menu a success, it really was EXACTLY the type of meal I wanted, and I know it was not an easy process! Thanks again, you and your staff really helped to create a memorable night for me, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

All the best to you,

Hi Jessica,

Thank you for all the hard work you and your team put in to make sure Saturday’s event was amazing.  The setup was beautiful, the food was delicious and the team was so thorough and organized! Thank you again!

- Ana Ramon, North County Health Services