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"Hi Heather,

I just want to thank you for providing yet again a fabulous party. Dawn, Robin and Addison were wonderfully attentive to our guests and made everyone feel welcome. In addition to serving the food and drinks, they welcomed each guest at the door took their coats and  and did such a fantastic job of cleaning up. This was probably our 4th event using Caliente and as I told our friends, we won’t use any other catering service for our parties. The comments ranged from “wow, this food is terrific” to “this lamb is amazing”, “they really know what they’re doing”.

I always stress before a party but I shouldn’t knowing you and your team have my back. Bless you and the terrific business you have created."

-Susan Saurastri 

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"Incredible food.  I will be giving out your name all over town.  I cannot remember the last time someone wanted to give me incredible service and a product they were proud of as there #1 goal.  Bravo!  Also tell your Dad from me that he should be very proud of his daughter, you are a natural at what you do and a huge asset for the business.

We will meet again"

Hoag Hospital NB


“Caliente Southwest has catered alot of our team lunches and the office Loves it! The food here is amazing and we just can't get enough! The Flautas are so delicious alongside the chipotle sauce!”



“Love their food, good service and sustainability.”

-Lori Whalen

“Thank you again for the help on our special day. The staff did an excellent job setting up and cleaning up after. Please thank them on our behalf. The donut wall was a smash hit; in fact, more people ate donuts than the cake! ”

-Dustin Wen


“We fed this group of students from around the country lunch every day last week. Caliente was their favorite! Thanks for helping me share some local knowledge with them. We <3 Caliente!”

-Alix Riley


Hi Heather,


"Thank you for another great evening last Thursday at our house. The food, as always, was delicious and the service was outstanding. Dawn and Roberto were tremendous from start to finish. Their professionalism and execution was spot on. Not once did either Cinda or I have to nudge or direct. They anticipated the needs of our guests and delivered food and beverage with class."

-Steve Churm

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“Hi Heather,
The party was such an overwhelming success because of you and your amazing staff.  You are such a blessing. Thank you.”

-Susan Saurastri

“Hi Caliente, 

I wanted you ALL to know that the food knocked it out of the park! Every single person, and there were 25 , said it was the best Mexican food they've ever had! You'll be seeing more biz because people were shocked that they didn't know about you!  So THANK YOU for all that you did, it was fantastic!”

-Kristen M


"Hello Team Caliente


I just wanted to tell how Sunday’s luncheon went.


Everyone was super pleased with the food and the caterers.  The buffet set-up looked so nice. 


As you know, I requested an extra person so he could help with the guest.  Your caterers were excellent.


In the beginning I explained what I needed them to do, and they made sure they fulfilled their duties.


A lot of my guest were saying how great they were.  The minute they saw me trying to do something, they were right there to take over.


Because your food and your caterers were fantastic, you and your company helped make my party a huge success.


This is my first time using Caliente, but it will not be the last. 


Also the shrimp appetizer was a huge hit. 


Thanks again for everything.  I sure do appreciate good old fashion customer service when there was pride in what we do."

-Joyce Groe

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“Heather, thanks for catering our dinner last night.  The food was a total hit.  We had so many positive comments on how much food there was and how delicious it was.  We were stuffed and happy!!!! 
 We liked how pretty the serving table was and how you had everything planned perfectly so the food was hot and ready when we were.  Your pick-up person came and cleaned up so quietly we hardly knew he was there.
Thanks, again for making our food committee job just that much easier for us."

-Sandy Heinemann


"I just wanted to write you a note to say how much we and our guests enjoyed the food you catered.  I couldn’t believe how many times people told me how great everything tasted – one of our friends sent me an email the next day saying she would be dreaming about the spinach enchiladas!  Also, the presentation was beautiful.  I could not have done such a wonderful job making the tables look festive.

Thanks again for helping to make a surprise birthday party such a success.


-Deborah Savage

"Hi Heather,


You did an AMAZING job yesterday!!! Everyone loved the food, and we were all so impressed with the setup!! Great job! I am so excited that I found you so that I can use you on future luncheons. Yay!"




The food was fabulous! All our teachers and staff commented on how delicious it was. 

Thanks for making is easy and affordable. We'll definitely be back!"

-Jacqualine C.

Harbor View PFO


“Dear Heather,
On behalf of Jillian and Chris, Linda and I, and everyone who shared in their special day, I want to say THANK YOU again for the fantastic food and service that you and the Caliente servers provided.

 We had our first meeting months before the wedding date, and it was clear you had obviously done this many times before – the images you showed us from previous dates and your suggestions and support early on were huge in setting the vision and adding confidence to the plan;

from menu & servers, to providing feedback on other things outside of the food menu, with your sincere passion for your work and desire to contribute to a successful wedding event. And during the months prior to the wedding, you were open to our calls and tweaks in the menu, as the guest list moved and finalized.

And come wedding day, your servers were there early as promised; not just to set-up the food tables & the food table decorations (which were right on target with Jillian’s vision), but to also assist with icing water and several other tasks that were needed in the final set-up before the invited guests arrived. And they were all so personable and friendly – what an impression! Once the event started, your staff was amazing,

Taking care of needs we foresaw and several we didn’t – from pouring for the toast and assisting the bartender, to picking up dishes, glasses and trash, they made all our family and friends feel like they were at a first-class hotel (in Uncle Bob’s backyard)! They even washed all the rental dishes – saving a dreaded chore for tired parents and delivering service well above and beyond the call of duty and what we expected. So I offer this letter of reference to anyone who wants to have excellent food and service at their event, and at a great value may I add. Everyone I talked to at our daughter’s wedding offered praise on the food and the service, and several asked for the name of our caterer; we will continue to tell our friends and coworkers about you and Caliente!

Thanks again & best regards,”

-Alison L , Newport Beach

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