19431 Business Center Dr #35, Northridge, CA | Directions 9132434.232268 -118.557429
Neighborhoods: Winnetka, South Valley
We hired Franco to cater our non-profit foundation, Betty's Foundation, benefit concert dinner. The food was delicious and every guest was very happy with the food. Franco prepared a three-course menu with five different entree choices - all diverse and tasty. He rented the napkins, utensils, plates, and glasses for us and made our lives much easier! We were very happy with his services and his attention to every detail.
Great Food and Service – Chef Franco and his staff made my daughter's graduation party a great success. I was very happy with everything from food, professionlism, service and pricing. Chef was very willing to work with my budget and even threw in some extras that I wasn't expecting. He arranged all rentals and everything that ws needed for the party, desserts included. Staff was very helpful and went above and beyond their job. Thank you once again and will defenitely use his services in the future.
GR8! TASTE GR8! SERVICE! – THANKS CHEF FRANCO FOR A WONDERFUL WEEKEND THE FOOD WAS VERY WELL MADE THE SERVICE AND STAFF WERE VERY HELPFUL AT THE PARTY.THE STAFF WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY TO ASSIST MY GUESTS WAYY AFTER THE PARTY WAS OVER..AGAIN THANKS FOR THE YUMMY WELL PREPED FOOD AND WONDERFUL SERVICE..
Amazing Food & Service!!! – What a crazy person lenyaf!! To make this kind of comment about DeFuria Catering!! I have used this company several times and never had a complaint!! So quit putting these nasty comments and get a life!!
do not hire this catering service – the other negative reviews are totallt accurate. you may think you are saving money but you couldnt pay me to use franco's services again. the little bit of money that you save with his company is not worth all of the stress and headaches that you will experience. he does promise the world and he does say, "dont worry, everything will be beautiful." however, at my event there was nothing for my guests to drink. everything was disorganized and not "beautiful" at all. he forgot to bring something to put his food on. all the supplies were ugly...like a bag of von's napkins open on the table for the guests to take, liters of soda in a big bucket, a carton of half and half floating around in the melted ice so the guests had to dig and try to find cream for their coffee. everything that he did looked tacky...while i had spent thousands trying to make this party as beautiful and elegant as i could. he agreed that his service was embarassing and he agreed to refund some of my money but now i have to file a small claims lawsuit because he wont pay. i would not trust the good reviews because i cannot imagine that he could ever be organized or professional enough to handle catering any event.
TWO THUMBS UP!!! – Love Love Loved the food at my wedding. Franco went above and betond to make our small wedding still feel elegant and classy. He did extra things to help us out that were not part of our agreement and we didn't worry about anything! Perfection!!!
Too good to be true – I had high hopes for Chef Franco and DeFuria Catering. I read the reviews, did my homework, compared pricing to other caterers and no one came close to his low figures. My husband and I thought we had come upon good fortune but sadly, you get what you pay for. It's not the quality of food, it's not the staff, it's not Chef Franco's personality but the QUANTITY of food that is lacking.
We had heavy appetizers served at our 100 person wedding reception at 2:30 p.m. and 60-90 minutes after the first morsel of food was served, the food was gone. My husband and I were looking forward to feasting on the food we had sampled on our meeting. He said he was going to make thousands of pieces of each item and we were going to have so much food left over. The only thing my husband and I ate on our wedding day was cold pasta that was meant for the children, polenta and some fruit salad.
I was crushed, starving and embarrassed. Guests left our wedding reception to get food, that's how inadequate the food was despite his promise, despite our contract, despite our best efforts. What good is a caterer if he doesn't bring enough food? Do yourself a favor and pay more money to hire a caterer that delivers on all fronts, quantity of food included.
DeFuria Catering and Chef Franco are amazing! – Defuria Catering catered our wedding reception of 150 people in Burbank, a few weeks ago, and it was truly a wonderful event. The reception was planned without a lot of notice, so I was concerned that it wouldn't be very organized, but Chef Franco and his staff soon put my mind at ease! They met with us at the venue and covered every base. Chef Franco worked with us to create and amazing Italian menu that was absolutely delicious. We didn't have to worry about a thing! They provided everything! My guests were very impressed with the presentation and quality of the food ,and also with the service! I have never had such a pleasurable experience with a catering company. Chef Franco takes pride in his work, and was so helpful with all the details...He really adds a personal touch to everything, which made us feel so comfortable. He told us on our first meeting that it was his job to create a fabulous dinner and to make sure the bride and groom didn't have to worry about anything except having a wonderful time at the reception, and he certainly made that happen! Cher Franco and his staff showed up on time, and with such positive energy...the appetizers and dinner were not only delicious, but also beautiful! In additon to the dinner itself, they handled everything from passing around the trays of appetizers, pouring champagne and serving the wedding cake! I would highly reccomend DeFuria Catering to anyone looking for excelent food, very reasonable prices and personal service. I must agree with Cynthia T, that I can't imagine anyone not being thrilled with DeFuria catering! They definitely delivered beyond our expectations! Thank you Chef Franco! (and thanks to your lovely staff as well!)
Carlos and Pamala Lovera
Positive catering experience – Chef Franco was so helpful, positive and prepared a delicious lunch of pasta, fish, chicken, Caesar, eggplant, and more. The group commented about the delicious homemade raviolis and were so much happier than going to a restaurant. He arrived on time and took personal interest in making sure all was done right. He offered us a very reasonable price for the entire lunch.
Defuria catering is exceptional – Hi everybody i want you to know how this catering company made an excellent appearence at my studios grand opening with food and waitstaff everything was the best i couldnt ask for more. thanks to jill my wife for finding the company and to chef franco CIAO ...
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