Turn Every Event Into
A Memorable Moment

Quality Custom Catering in

San Diego

Metro Catering San Diego provides professional, quality services for private parties, celebrations, special events, and corporate catering.

Recognized for delicious, food and custom service, Metro Catering has a distinct dedication and style that assures complete satisfaction.  For three decades, we have set the standard for fresh honest food, utilizing the best local produce available and sustainably sourced natural meats, free-range poultry, and seafood products.

Personalized menus are designed for each event, working with the local marketplace and specialty purveyors who understand our passion is to serve the best food to our clients.  Fair and consistent pricing promises everyone will experience the quality food they deserve.  We strive to create the best experience for every client, every time.

When planning your special occasion, don’t be fooled into making wrong decisions before you meet with the catering professionals at Metro Catering.  Our mission is to help our community of clients and their families lead a delicious life.  Please browse our website and let us serve your next catered event with style.

Metro Catering doesn’t just plan events; they make them happen!


Owners Dean Raiken and Cheryl Phillips Raiken launched their first custom catering company in San Diego in 1993 by delivering quality, casual food, prepared from scratch, to the boardrooms of local businesses and institutions.

Having left the corporate world in New York City to relocate to San Diego, they wanted to share their love of great food and customized service by starting a catering business that was like no other.

The business quickly expanded to include upscale first-class service for cocktail receptions, holiday parties, executive dinners, and scientific conferences.

It wasn’t long before word got out to private clientele, philanthropic organizations, and educational institutions that Metro Catering is beyond compare by providing delicious, innovative food combined with personal and professional services.

Today, the company brings you almost three decades of experience delivering creative seasonal cuisine and gracious, personalized hospitality that sets the standard for culinary excellence in San Diego.