dining with andre catering






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Dining With André is a full service caterer. We offer a wide variety of American, French and international menus with experienced servers, bar staff and support. We also have access to quality photographers, floral designers, D.J. and musicians. Dining With André can also provide you with complete wedding and event coordination as well!

Co-owners Cristina and André met at the South Pasadena Culinary School in 1995, where André was a founding teacher and Cristina headed up the Marketing and Admissions efforts at the school. André departed in early 1996 and taught at a competitive culinary school in the Valley. In late 1997, Cristina and André were reacquainted. Cristina, realizing the potential power of their combined skills, suggested they start a catering company. They formed Dining with André in early 1998 and continue to see a fast growing, exciting approach to the restaurant and catering business. Their unique approach is to customize each project to be special for the host and hostess and to meet their needs in every respect.

On their way to Napa, on their honeymoon, in January of 2002, Cristina and André stopped in Los Osos to visit friends. They were presented with the Norman Vineyard “Monster”. They were intrigued by the rich, full bodied wine and decided to go to the winery in Paso Robles. André could not get over the similarity of “terrior” ( french for terrain) between the Paso Robles country side and his native Provence. They found Norman winery and were charmed by Art and Lei Norman, who subsequently became good friends. Later that year Cristina and André went back to Paso Robles for further investigation of the wine and “terror”. That trip “sealed the deal” and with in the next nine months, they had sold their restaurant, bought a house and moved permanently to Paso. Today Dining with André exists in downtown Paso Robles, in a renovated plumbing supply store. Though the efforts of André and Cristina, it charm represents the many little cafés found in Provence.

At our convenient Downtown Paso Robles location Dining With André offers a complete set of hands-on cooking classes for all ages and skills. These classes are fun, educational and a great way to meet people with common interests. Visit the class schedules under the Cooking School link.

Bon appetit!

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