Back in 2015, we built this brand and business from scratch. We put in countless hours of work every day. We worked harder on the days that we had no jobs than the days we had events booked. Our eldest daughter (born in 2016) was literally raised side by side Carnival. She watched her mom book jobs. She helped her parents shop. She helped her dad cook. She helped them set up at events. Carnival was our baby and it hurts to close our doors, but the struggle to remain afloat has become a losing battle.
With that said, it is with great sadness that we announce the closure of Carnival Foods, Inc.
Our story is similar to others who have had to close post-pandemic.
In March 2020, we were forced to stop operating. How can an events run business run when there was a stay at home order in place?
When social gatherings starting occurring again, we found the domino effect of the initial shut down coming into play.
Cost of goods rose exponentially. Gas and propane costs increased. Employees were hard to come by. Jobs were far and few in between.
We want to thank all of our patrons for coming to us over the last seven years. We have enjoyed each and every event that we have worked and who knows, maybe one day we will be back.
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Our passion for art, food and helping create unforgettable events is what makes The Carnival Truck & The Catering Carnival so special.
The idea behind our food truck was to bring fun back to the streets of Los Angeles by way of food. We had no idea that our business would grow from a food truck into a catering company that caters all sorts of events - from birthday parties and company picnics, to corporate catering and weddings
We have catered so many events since The Carnival Food Truck's beginning in May 2015, and are more passionate than ever about our true goal.. to be the most sought after catering service in the Los Angeles area, by offering unique, flexible menus, and an overall unforgettable experience to those who need our services.
While we specialize in creative, custom catering menus, we find that most of our clients go for items listed in our sample menus below.
Whatever your event, we can make it the most special - small or large, casual or elegant - whatever your dreams, we will make your occasion unforgettable. We provide the highest level of service, freshly made cuisine, and delicious appetizers and desserts. You tell us what you want and we'll make it happen for you and your guests. No menu is too small or too big. Whatever your tastes, our team will design the menu you're looking for.
Our food truck and commercial kitchen facilities makes it possible to cater to most of Los Angeles, Ventura County & surrounding cities. As an added precaution, our delivery drivers have warmers installed in their vehicles.
What are you waiting for? Check out our popular packages & contact us today to have The Catering Carnival cater for you!
Let The Catering Carnival be a part of your special day! Whether it's cocktail hour, a breakfast or dinner buffet, plated meals or dessert - we have you covered!
“They catered my wedding and it was perfect! Very easy to work with and I was so excited to be able to bring in my own caterers to the venue. I had buffet style food so people served themselves steak, shrimp, potatoes, salad, spinach, yum!! Thank you so much for helping my big day become a dream come true!! Thanks so much!!” - Veronica
Lots of hungry guests? Hiring a mobile food truck is a fun way to add something memorable to your event! guests love getting that authentic street food experience by ordering from the window! We offer the best carnival food catering and deep fried desserts in LA (deep fried oreos, deep fried twinkies, deep fried mini cinnamon rolls, deep fried brownie bites, funnel cakes, funnel cake fries, deep fried pickles and more!), and they are all able to be prepared and served at your next party!
"Having driven about 2 hours from the high desert to Huntington Beach and not having to worry about how to feed all the families we invited for our "company beach day off" made our day even greater. I know that in the future we can count on Catering Carnival for these events." Shannon B.
We offer a wide variety of catering for your corporate events - from buffet to hors d'oeuvres. With a classically trained chef, we are able to help make your vision come to life!
"We used Catering Carnival to cater a work event and everything ran perfectly! Even with our crazy schedule and range of how many co-workers would participate Kelsea and her team made it happen! Thank you guys for a successful event!!" - Anonymous Review
Want a professional chef to cook a meal for you and your loved one? On a first date and want to make a million dollar matchmaker impression? We can help.
"Chef J David catered a private dinner for my anniversary. He was timely, friendly, and the food was excellent. We would absolutely hire him again and recommend him to friends." - Kelsey M.
We offer a wide variety of cuisines & catering menus, to make sure your event is perfect! If you don't see what you are looking for on our sample menu, please inquire!
"The Catering Carnival was quick to know exactly what dishes and appetizers would work best with my event and were very organized in delivering directly to my event venue! The food was delicious and needless to say we had no food leftover! I will definitely work with them again!" Brooke J.
We cater hot and cold breakfasts, from meat lovers packages, to vegan packages, pastries and donuts, fruit trays, specialty skewers and coffee! We offer delicious foods at competitive prices for your production catering needs. Does your crew have dietary restrictions? No problem. We have vegan & vegetarian menus. Need crafty? We can take care of that for you as well.
"Great communication, and the food was superb! Would definitely recommend them for any event, no matter the size!" Scott M.
We offer completely customizable catering menus for the holidays.
“Best Thanksgiving dinner I've ever had! Oh man - The Catering Carnival was absolutely amazing and I can't wait to hire them again! We had our Thanksgiving dinner drop-off catered by them this year. It was magnificent. They allowed us to customize our menu to our exact specifications and then BOY did they ever deliver. The food arrived at the exact minute we had requested. It was all hot and yummy! The turkey was succulent, the stuffing contained a plethora of amazing flavors with a hint of sweet, the yams practically tasted like pie filling, and (my favorite) the green bean casserole was many different layers of savory goodness. There were also Brussel sprouts with bacon, some yummy rolls, and their homemade Mac and cheese was the bomb! Kids loved it... ok yes, the adults went nuts for it too! Like I said, we are already planning on hiring them for our next event.... so, I would highly recommend them! You will not be disappointed!" - Edwin
We specialize in offering what you won't be able to find elsewhere.
From rainbow grilled cheese, red cotton candy for Stranger Things, sno cones for a child's birthday party, and carnival themed games for a company carnival, we pride ourselves in our ability to adapt and offer what our clients need!
The Catering Carnival offers the following catering services:
Food Truck & Food Booth Catering - with our unique process, we can feed hundreds per hour!
Corporate Event Catering
Personal Chef Services
We recognize that each event is unique - that is why we offer the ability to create fully custom menus for your special event.
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We are happy to offer custom menus to our clients. Please let us know what you are interested in, as well as your budget, and we will do our best to accommodate!
We go beyond catering. We offer event planning services, game rentals, concession rentals, bartending and staffing services and more!
Your business is important to us. It takes a lot of time and effort to offer the quality of service we pride ourselves in. We block off our calendar accordingly so that we can focus wholeheartedly on your event. As such, we are unable to refund deposits and balances once they are paid.
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