The Perfect Holiday Party

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7 Tips For Hosting The Perfect Holiday Party

The holidays are about getting together with family, friends and your favorite co-workers. If you’re planning an office cocktail party, family get-together, theme party or charity event, make it simple and let us plan a memorable experience for you and your guests!

1. Plan Away
We’re here to make the planning of your party as easy as possible. Our team of in-house Event Coordinators will be with you from the starting process to day of your event.

From cocktail parties with tray passed bites to more budget-friendly holiday luncheons and multi-course plated dinners, we’ll put together a party that is ideal for your budget and group.

Want to get started? Contact Tiffany and she’ll help you narrow down the perfect restaurant venue, or click below and complete our online inquiry form and we’ll get rolling!

San Diego:

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Orange County:

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2. Personalize Your Menu
Select a menu made just for you by filling it with all of your CUCINA favorites. We offer prix fixe family style or plated entrees. Want something you don’t see listed on the menu or have a favorite food in mind? Our event coordinators will discuss a myriad of other options with you. If you have guests with food allergies or dietary preferences, we’ve got you covered! Our chefs love to get creative and accommodate special requests. Once you’ve chosen your menu we’ll personalize it by including your company logo, fun title or family name(s).

3. Wine + Dine
What better way to drink wine at a restaurant than a hand selected, retail priced wine from our in-house Wine Shop! Whether you want to stick closely to a budget, or pop open a few gems from Tuscany, Piedmont or Napa Valley, we have hundreds of wines to choose from. Our in-house sommeliers will assist with picking the perfect wines to pair with your unique, customized menu.

4. Holiday Cocktails and Mocktails
Wine not enough? Try our cocktails. Wine too much? Try our mocktails! Our bar teams bask in the holiday spirit and like to get crafty with seasonally inspired drinks such as these.

5. Deck the Halls
Decorations? Already done. Our restaurants are bursting with evergreens and ornaments from November 24th through December 30th! Want to be a little extra festive? Our event coordinators can arrange for florals for you table, rentals, A/V equipment, or anything else you wish to inspire holiday cheer.

6. Perfect Party Favors
Finish the evening off by sending your colleagues or family members home with an individual favor or gift basket filled with your choice of house made jams, pickles, wine, candles, and other great options. Check out our online shop for inspiration!

7. Hosting A Party At Home?

Don’t fret!  Invite Urban Kitchen Catering to the party! We offer full service catering for your home, office or favorite venue. Beautifully crafted cheese and charcuterie boards, finger foods, and many other holiday favorites; we do it all!