Casa Nova Custom Catering

Casa Nova Custom Catering

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I am very perplexed about how this company has such high reviews. I was planning to have my birthday lunch catered. My vision was a cocktail hour/tapas/mix and mingle casual event with an elevated Santa Fe menu theme. I started emailing Eduardo and Natalie nearly a month ago. They weren't quick to respond or giving many ideas or suggestions. They did send the menus that can be found on their website, so I picked a few things from there and scheduled a $150 tasting. I figured they just weren't great at email and we could iron things out and come up with something magical at the tasting. So, for $150 myself and 3 friends got to snack on 4 chosen items. Despite making the appointment 2 weeks in advance, they seemed surprised when we walked in and asked 'the brides' to sit here. I reminded them it was a birthday. The heirloom tomato and watermelon salad was fine. Produce was from Albertson's. They frantically read through my emails and heated up the next item. The empanada was fine, too, but small and dry. Maybe a dipping sauce would help? More frantic reheating in the kitchen. The tamales really were unique and delicious. We all enjoyed them.
Then we talked about other menu items I was interested in, but that were not included in the tasting. They suggested pb&j sliders?? I never felt like they took my zygote of an idea and helped develop it.
The next day I sent an email thanking them for their time, answering some follow up questions, and asking them again to write up a custom proposal based on our discussion. It has been nearly a week, and I haven't heard anything. If my event wasn't a good match for them, they should at least be professional enough to let me know. As it stands, I spent $150 on snacks of four people. If you are looking for 'custom' catering in Santa Fe, I'd keep looking.

Casa Nova Custom Catering is Santa Fe's highly-rated full-service catering company specializing in local, continental, vegan and vegetarian fare.

We also provide rentals and other services through our close partners.

Operating as usual

10/30/2021

Inspiration time for Casa Nova Custom Catering! Esqiimoles (ant larva) and gusanos de maguey - (fried maguey worms) and queso fresco with squash blossoms in hoja de plátano. Delicious!

Inspiration time for Casa Nova Custom Catering! Esqiimoles (ant larva) and gusanos de maguey - (fried maguey worms) and queso fresco with squash blossoms in hoja de plátano. Delicious!

10/21/2021

Proud to say we catered the last major wedding event at #lamesitaranchestate on October 16, 2021. We had many beautiful and fulfilling events here over the past six years and we will miss this beautiful property.

Proud to say we catered the last major wedding event at #lamesitaranchestate on October 16, 2021. We had many beautiful and fulfilling events here over the past six years and we will miss this beautiful property.

10/21/2021

Proud to say we catered the last major wedding event at #lamesitaranchestate on October 16, 2021. We had many beautiful and fulfilling events here over the past six years and we will miss this beautiful property.

Proud to say we catered the last major wedding event at #lamesitaranchestate on October 16, 2021. We had many beautiful and fulfilling events here over the past six years and we will miss this beautiful property.

10/21/2021

Proud to say we catered the last major wedding event at #lamesitaranchestate on October 16, 2021. We had many beautiful and fulfilling events here over the past six years and we will miss this beautiful property.

Proud to say we catered the last major wedding event at #lamesitaranchestate on October 16, 2021. We had many beautiful and fulfilling events here over the past six years and we will miss this beautiful property.

10/21/2021

#sousvide and #grilledshrimp on #ricecake with #roastredpeppercoulis and #edibleflowers

#sousvide and #grilledshrimp on #ricecake with #roastredpeppercoulis and #edibleflowers

10/21/2021

Mini #bridesbouquetsalad with #basilvinaigrettedressing and #chevrecarnations and #edibleflowers #lamesitaranchwedding

Mini #bridesbouquetsalad with #basilvinaigrettedressing and #chevrecarnations and #edibleflowers #lamesitaranchwedding

10/21/2021

#calabacita #tamale #glutenfree #lamesitaranchwedding

#calabacita #tamale #glutenfree #lamesitaranchwedding

10/17/2021

#catering #highendcatering

10/17/2021
09/26/2021

#Rivera/Frye

#Rivera/Frye

09/22/2021

#lamesitaranch

#lamesitaranch

[09/15/21]   NEED FLOOR AND BAR STAFF FOR THE 18th and 25th! Please DM me. Pay is $26.40/hr. floor and $30/hr. bar.

09/13/2021

Love this photo of our super Event Manager, Vida Mendez! Even the kids hotdog plate gets special care and attention.

Love this photo of our super Event Manager, Vida Mendez! Even the kids hotdog plate gets special care and attention.

09/13/2021

More on our event this past weekend at Brush Ranch River Lodge!

Photos from Casa Nova Custom Catering's post 08/27/2021

As caterers, it’s always a treat to have a superstar Santa Fe chef create and serve an excellent meal. Chef Rocky Durham and his team did just that at the Chaine de Rotisseurs dinner at Palace Prime on Tuesday, paired with amazing wines. My only regret is that I failed to photograph dessert. Thank you Chef Rocky and Palace Prime team! #palaceprime #chefrockydurham #chainederotisseurs

08/23/2021

Another beautiful sweetheart cake by our Karina Lira! Custom cake topper by the client.

Another beautiful sweetheart cake by our Karina Lira! Custom cake topper by the client.

Photos from Casa Nova Custom Catering's post 08/22/2021

Yes we do vegan! Our vegan fried chicken tasted like chicken, but yet wasn’t! Our warm vegan biscuits with vegan chicken gravy was comfort. And our vegan mac ‘n cheese was creamy and tasty and plain fun to eat!

08/22/2021

Heirloom Garlic Tomato on Muhammara Sauce on Crostini with Fried Basil Leaf. Yum!

Heirloom Garlic Tomato on Muhammara Sauce on Crostini with Fried Basil Leaf. Yum!

08/22/2021

Vegan Rosemary Cashew Cheese with Apple and Pomegranate on Endive. Delish!

Vegan Rosemary Cashew Cheese with Apple and Pomegranate on Endive. Delish!

08/22/2021

Creamy and cool Watermelon and Tomato Gazpacho with Mint Chiffonade.

Creamy and cool Watermelon and Tomato Gazpacho with Mint Chiffonade.

08/22/2021

Casa Nova staff are awesome! Congrats Jacquie and Joe!!

[08/10/21]   HELP! We need a frozen margarita/slushy machine. Our rental vendor had one but broke this past weekend. Rent or purchase. Let me know!

07/28/2021

The Casa Nova Cheese and Fruit Boards

How many chefs does it take to set our Casa Nova Cheese and Fruits Boards? When it’s a combined 12 feet of goodness, four!

[07/28/21]   This message from our bride Lizzie from this past weekend reminds us that we can accomplish catering and event planning at the highest level:

THANK YOU! Words cannot begin to describe our gratitude. We are in Mexico for a bit but could not wait to send you a message of thanks. The food, service, and everything you all did for us was simply out of this world amazing. Saturday was the best night for us…and for our guests. We are still getting messages about how amazing the food was…and how amazing the night was. Thank you. Thank you for your hard work, patience, and excellent service. It was an absolute pleasure to plan this event with you and your talented team. New Mexico will now live in beautiful memory for so many New Orleanians because of your efforts. We deeply appreciate your very hard work to pull this off so spectacularly. We love you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Thank you!
Lizzie and Neal

Photos from Casa Nova Custom Catering's post 07/27/2021

Our first Casa Nova Cheese and Fruit Board, propped on child size stools for the fun of it! #casa_nova_cc #cheeseandfruitboard

07/27/2021

Salad in a cup...Nutty Quinoa Salad with Pickled Cabbage. Delicious! #casa_nova_cc #nuttyquinoasalad

Salad in a cup...Nutty Quinoa Salad with Pickled Cabbage. Delicious! #casa_nova_cc #nuttyquinoasalad

07/27/2021

Our wonderful bride and groom, Lizzie and Neal, stopped by the kitchen tent after the event to personally thank us and our team. Classy! And yes, we all look tired after a night of partying! #casa_nova_cc #lamesitaranchestate #brideandgroom

Our wonderful bride and groom, Lizzie and Neal, stopped by the kitchen tent after the event to personally thank us and our team. Classy! And yes, we all look tired after a night of partying! #casa_nova_cc #lamesitaranchestate #brideandgroom

Photos from Casa Nova Custom Catering's post 07/27/2021

A new Hors d'oeuvre is worth celebrating! Introducing our Blue Corn Pacific Oyster on Jamaica (Hibiscus) Salsa with Radish and Corn Shoot! The blue corn was sourced directly from Pojoaque Pueblo. Absolute deliciousness in one bite. #casa_nova_cc #bluecorn #friedoyster on #jamaicasalsa

Photos from Casa Nova Custom Catering's post 07/27/2021

Custom Catering means Custom Food Stations with our own presentation ware... #casa_nova_cc #fruitskewers #capreseskewers #nuttyquinoasalad #tacostation

Photos from Casa Nova Custom Catering's post 07/27/2021

Custom Catering means Custom Food Stations with our own presentation ware... #casa_nova_cc #tacostation

07/27/2021

After a year plus planning, we pulled off the event of the year at La Mesita Ranch this past Saturday. Congratulations Lizzie and Nael White! #casa_nova_cc

I've been a wedding planner for over 4 years. Here are 10 of the best ideas I've ever seen at a wedding. 07/01/2021

I've been a wedding planner for over 4 years. Here are 10 of the best ideas I've ever seen at a wedding.

Not quite for catering and more for our wedding planner partners out there. Great advice to make your wedding event planning easier and day of better. Our favorite of course is the private dining for the bride and groom before they hit the reception and dance floor. We’ve done this a handful of times but should be done more often.

https://www.insider.com/best-ideas-to-make-your-wedding-unique-from-wedding-planner-2021-7?amp

I've been a wedding planner for over 4 years. Here are 10 of the best ideas I've ever seen at a wedding. From clever alternatives to guest books to great bridesmaid gifts and special moments for the couple, here are the top things I've seen at weddings.

Photos from Casa Nova Custom Catering's post 06/23/2021

Our first corporate event of 2021 at the incomparable La Mesita Ranch!

Employers Can Require Covid-19 Vaccine Under Federal Law, New Guidance States 05/29/2021

Employers Can Require Covid-19 Vaccine Under Federal Law, New Guidance States

Good to know for any business owners out there, and especially my fellow ICA caterers around the nation.

Employers Can Require Covid-19 Vaccine Under Federal Law, New Guidance States The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued updated guidance stating that federal laws don’t prevent an employer from requiring workers to be inoculated.

Photos from Casa Nova Custom Catering's post 05/10/2021

Another custom dinner for some great friends up the hill!

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1314 Rufina Circle, Suite A7
Santa Fe, NM
87507
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