Social Events

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Celebrate Everything!

Birthdays, Anniversaries, Life Celebrations, or “Just Because”, Primal Alchemy Catering will help you create a place for celebration!

  • Anniversary
  • Baby Shower
  • Birthday Party
  • Bridal Shower
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah
  • Celebration of Life
  • Graduation
  • Holiday Party
  • Themed Party
  • Friend/Fundraisers

Styles of Service

The first big choice you’ll make as you plan your event is how to serve your guests. Depending on the vision you have for your event, a certain type of service style or even a combination of styles might work better than others.

Cocktail Reception
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Cocktail Reception

Many options are available for a cocktail reception. This style is great for a stand-up-only event or when a short time frame is needed, and it can be as formal or casual as desired.

Small single bite appetizers can be tray passed, allowing the guests to flow from conversation to conversation without interruption. The appetizers can change as the event progresses, giving a variety throughout.

There is always an option for adding a few stationary appetizers, such as the ultimate cheese and charcuterie display or an over-the-top vegetable crudité.

Plated
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Plated

A standout in elegance, sit down plated service is traditional and timeless. Combined with a passed appetizer cocktail hour, this will create the ultimate experience.

If you are looking to pamper your seated guests with full service for a multi-course menu, this more formal style is the way to go.

Food Stations​
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Food Stations

To maximize the mingling, food stations are your answer. Guests stroll from station to station helping themselves to an assortment of tastes. Allowing for a variety of offerings, stations are the perfect way to capture cultural influences, unique ingredients and diverse dishes.

Action stations kick up the fun by turning food into entertainment…the best of both worlds.

Family Style
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Family Style

Platters of beautifully arranged food arrive at the tables for your guests to pass and share with one another, promoting the fun that comes with interaction and community.

A chic and casual way to bring comfortable ambiance to your event.

Buffet
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Buffet

Whether guests serve themselves or are served by an attendant, buffet style service can be a great way to get guests up and moving.

Our bountiful buffets are set up with chaffing dishes, large platters and baskets and can be single or double-sided, depending upon number of guests.

A casual and organized way to allow your guests to select from a multitude of options.

Boxed Meal​
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Boxed Meal

For the event on-the-go, this is the perfect option. When it comes to picnics, concerts, boating, bussing or biking… a farm-to-boxed gourmet meal is the perfect option! All you need will be in your own gourmet box of goodness.

Whether you pick up from our kitchen or we deliver to you, everything is guaranteed to be fresh with all locally sourced ingredients.

Drop-Off & Pick-Up​
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Drop-Off & Pick-Up

Perfectly suited for when time is of the essence, our always-on-time crew delivers freshly prepared offerings straight to you. We can arrange to deliver on biodegradable serveware or actual chaffing dishes and platters.

Eco-friendly plates, utensils, cups and napkins make clean up quick and easy…and environmentally sound

Catering On The Water

What Our Clients Say

We Love What We Do. Don’t Just Take Our Word For It…

I hired Primal Alchemy to cater a 50th birthday party in my 1100 sq. foot home and back yard. After I cleared the kitchen counters for them, they took over my tiny kitchen and went to work! Uniformed servers set up the buffet outside, Paul and his team brought in their insulated warmers and put out the most delicious and appealing spread I could have hoped for! Mediterranean grilled chicken and vegetables, Israeli couscous, sides, spreads, a whole gorgeous feast. If you think your function is not big enough for Paul and Primal Alchemy, stop worrying and give them a try. They made my party a dream, clearing plates and cups, refilling the serving platters, and generally doing ALL the things I am usually doing as the host of my own parties. Thank you for an incredible and memorable event.
Linda K.
Long Beach
We had a beautiful celebration of life for my late husband catered by Primal Alchemy. Delicious food, and gorgeous presentation! Everyone commented on how wonderful the food and drinks were and how professional the staff were! We would highly recommend Primal Alchemy!
Hildreth K.
Long Beach
Primal Alchemy catered my 85th birthday party, which took place in my apartment, last week. Cindy was wonderful to work with. She came to the apartment and not only envisioned the T-shape of tables through my dining/living room but also worked with colors and beautiful creative centerpieces. Primal Alchemy did everything - which proved perfect for an 85-year-old! Chef Paul's dinner was beyond delicious and Christy's service was so warm. My 18 friends told me that besides the food and the occasion, they loved having all their needs attended to without feeling that anyone was hovering over them or interrupting the party spirit. I totally recommend Primal Alchemy. You don't even need to clean up a thing after the party's over.
Joyce L.
Cindy and the team did a great job. My guests were impressed. The chocolate soufflé was amazing, following the lamb. Yum!
Michelle

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We transform fresh ingredients from local farmers and artisanal food sources into amazing food. All of our seasonal menus are customized for your unique event.