All events begin in the kitchen.

Kitchens for Good is a full service off and on site caterer that offers an array of event planning services.

The menu, décor, and event space are all crafted specifically for each occasion. We know that every event comes with its own unique set of goals and parameters, and we work to tailor the event with those in mind.  Whether it is a breakfast meeting at the office, a wedding feast, or a sit down dinner for a thousand, Kitchens for Good has got you covered. Our team will provide professional service and gourmet food that will wow your guests.

As San Diego’s premier caterer for a cause, your event can have the benefit of delivering spectacular catering services, while also giving back to the community. The proceeds from catering support our programs to help unemployed individuals launch their career in the culinary industry, and prepare thousands of nutritious meals for the hungry. To learn more about the impactful work of Kitchens for Good click here.

Celebrations and Weddings

From small to large celebrations, our chef’s and staff will create the perfect environment for your guests.

Corporate and Meetings

From galas to working lunches, we have an option to meet your every event need so that you can focus on the work at hand.

Our Menu Collections

Our Chefs use the finest ingredients combined with years of culinary expertise to produce beautiful dishes.

Start Planning Your Event Today

Contact our catering sales team for a free quote at 619-450-4040

See What People are Saying About Us!

Karen, SD Public Library Foundation

I just wanted to thank you and the entire catering staff for the fabulous Christmas dinner that we had yesterday from you.  The staff that we encountered while picking up the food were very friendly, happy and delightful to work with.  Please share with your chef and all the food preparers how much we enjoyed the dinner.  The food was fabulous!  Everything had a great taste and many positive comments were made regarding the taste – all positive.  Many blessings and wishes for a happy holiday season for you all.

— Karen, San Diego Public Library Foundation

Frank, Rise San Diego

It was truly an amazing experience having Kitchens for good providing  the catering service for our Holiday party … everything was delicious!!!

Once again thanks for making this possible.

— Maryana, Aetna

Offsite Catering Event

Everything from Kitchens for Good was spectacular. Everyone raved about the food and your on-site staff was totally on-point (presentation was gorgeous as well!) There will be some very happy yelp/knot/wedding wire/etc reviews headed your way. Anything I can do to help promote and generate business for you guys, I’m happy to do.

— Offsite Catering Event


Thank you for a wonderful event. The service and staff were great.


Noche De Ciencias

Just wanted to thank everyone for all your hard work and dedication in creating a great 1st Noche de Ciencias at the Jacobs Center. The hands on activities were exciting/interesting/fun, the keynote speaker inspirational, parent workshop enlightening/educational, panel informative and as promised by the Jacobs Center. The food was amazing! It was amazing seeing so many students having fun and parents engaging in their child’s education! I’ll be sending out a meeting invite to celebrate our success and talk about lessons learned. Please bring receipts if you have items to be reimbursed. We have to make sure to turn in our report within two weeks to SHPE.

— Noche De Ciencias

Frank, Rise San Diego

A big thank you to you and your team for a great job this morning. Sorry we started late and we appreciate your patience! It turned out to be a great event.

— Frank, Rise San Diego

Tina Bernal, 75th Birthday Party

Thank you for making my birthday celebration a most memorable and special event. I loved all the personal and detailed service I was given. The food was delicious. Cooked and presented with perfection. My compliments to the chef, servers, and everyone involved. My guests complimented all the extra special treatment they received. Everything was done in a professional manner. I look forward to my next event.

— Tina Bernal, 75th Birthday Party

Reginald, Mariachi Festival

It is my pleasure to acknowledge and extend appreciation to the staff involved in mounting yesterday’s Women in Mariachi event. An estimated 700 people crowded the amphitheater to witness outstanding performances, including headline Mariachi Renya De Los Angeles. The program, branded under Jacobs Presents, was well produced and a tremendous success! In all, it demonstrated excellent coordination of our arts programming work involving the civic engagement, community affairs, marketing, events, and facilities teams. It was wonderful to see.

— Reginald, Mariachi Festival

Ruby Ramirez, Quinceañera

I want to thank you and your team for a job well done. I was very happy with the outcome and the service was excellent.

— Ruby Ramirez, Quinceañera

Ronnie L. Miller

We had the pleasure of hosting a graduation party at your facility for our son. Prior to the event, we engaged in the planning process and I am happy to say that it was a very positive experience. Our Event Coordinator was simply outstanding. He worked with us every step of the way and as an added value, he accommodated all of our “alternative universe” suggestions with comportment, patience, and most of all, understanding. He sensed that this event was extremely special for us and knew it was absolutely critical that the event went off without a hitch. The celebration was outstanding. The delivery of services was seamless and the food was great. The servers were responsive, and the decorum was tremendous. All those present were impressed. Please know that if we have other social events in the future, your facility will be first on our list.

– Ronnie L. Miller

Don Schinske

We at the California Healthcare Interpreting Association (CHIA) express our deep appreciation to you and the staff at the Center for work in support of our two-day educational conference. Historically, we have held the event at hotels but the service we received from Market Creek Events was easily the best we have had. You guys went the extra mile to work with us in planning the event (to the point where I was catching you at home, long before work hours). The two days could not have gone any smoother. The guys handling the AV—Floyd and Carlton—were unflappable and always on hand, and never did we feel stuck or stranded with no event manager nearby, which is a problem we have often encountered at hotels. The food was great and facility was perfectly sized for our group with our four breakout sessions. The equipment and spaces were new and well-cared for. Thanks for everything, including your good humor.

– Don Schinske

Candy Elson, LCSW

For the past two years we have held two major events a year at the Jacobs Center for 150 guests from the SDSU School of Social Work. I have been impressed by the friendliness, professionalism, and flexibility of the staff. The food is always top notch, fresh, plentiful, and elegantly served. The Sales & Catering Manager has always gone above and beyond in her flexibility to accommodate our budget and cumbersome mechanism for paying for events by purchase order. Our guests love the abundant, free parking and central, easily accessible location compared to the challenges of attending events on our campus. I highly recommend this venue, it is truly a “hidden gem” in a generally, un-heralded location in San Diego.

– Candy Elson, LCSW

Meredith Ross SDSU Interwork Institute

The staff at Kitchens for Good is great! From the people behind the scenes, coordinating the events, to the person at the front desk, everyone at the Jacobs Center is friendly and helps to create a welcoming atmosphere. The building and facilities are beautiful and really go to show the success that the Jacobs Center has had in the community. I definitely look forward to holding more meetings at the Jacobs Center and would recommend this facility to friends, family and colleagues. Thank you!

– Meredith Ross SDSU Interwork Institute

Amy Kitchener Alliance for California Traditional Arts

It was a big win for the Alliance for California Traditional Arts to partner with the Jacobs Center on our event honoring and convening community heritage-based artists. We came to the Jacobs Center because it is known as the heart of the community – a place where residents feel they belong and can act, create, develop, and collaborate for positive community change.Our event was extraordinary. We could not have imagined the results by reading the menu. Chef Street’s creative combinations were a big topic of conversation by our guests and will be remembered for a long time to come. We loved witnessing how this model program works to provide job training in the hospitality field for its workers. The personnel were warm and highly professional. The only problem we have now is that our San Diego colleagues will expect an equally stunning culinary experience next time we gather!

– Amy Kitchener Alliance for California Traditional Arts

Dominque N.

We used Kitchens for Good for an event our workplace was hosting. This was a VIP reception for donors, elected officials and community leaders. As a new vendor with us, Tiffany did an incredible job of making us feel confident in their abilities and staff. They worked within our budget, communicated consistently and quickly, and were right on time. The food was delicious and we got tons of compliments. Everyone was so pleased with the quality and with the service.

-Dominque N. (San Diego, CA)

Ashley H.

I highly recommend Kitchens for Good! From beginning to end they were highly professional, worked within our budget, and provided a beautiful reception for us. My organization hosted a reception for elected officials, staff, community leaders, and donors, and our guests were pleased with the food & customer service provided by Kitchens for Good. As a socially-minded catering business, I am proud to support their catering work.

-Ashley H. (Normal Heights, San Diego, CA)

Rebecca L.

Kitchens For Good recently catered a weekend retreat for a my organization and I plan on using them every time we host a retreat in San Diego! They’re extremely professional, budget friendly and amazingly accommodating for special dietary restrictions. One of our participants with an extreme gluten allergy came up to me during the weekend and asked if he could take extra portions of his meal back to his room because he never had a gluten free wrap so delicious! We love working with Kitchens For Good and recommend their services to anyone who is looking to feed people some delicious food while helping make a difference. Thank you to Ray, Aviva and the entire Kitchens For Good team for making our retreat such a success!

-Rebecca L. (San Diego, CA)

Shannon D.

Amazing food & service! Kitchens For Good recently catered our Engineers Without Borders annual fundraiser. They were professional and attentive the weeks leading up to the event and during the event itself. We received many many complements on the food as it was delicious! I would definitely recommend their services!

-Shannon D. (San Diego, CA)

San Diego Press Club

Kitchens for Good has been the venue for the San Diego Press Club’s Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards for the past four years. We keep coming back for many reasons. The location is excellent, the venue itself it perfect for our event, and there is plenty of free parking. But those are just surface details. The most compelling reason for our loyalty is the fact that the staff are professional, responsive and fun to work with. I’m a perfectionist to an amazing extreme and it’s gratifying to me that the staff at KFG not only respects my requests but actually partners in the planning and execution of my event. We will come back as long as they will have us!

-San Diego Press Club

Elise N.

I have worked with Kitchens For Good for four years, before they were even called Kitchens For Good. They are an incredible company with incredible people. They have assisted my company with a yearly Thanksgiving Lunch for our patients every year. This event has become our patient’s most favorite activity of the whole year. It means so much to them. We hope to work with Kitchens For Good for years and years to come!

-Elise N. (San Diego, CA)


Whether you have a venue in mind or would like to use our 18,000 sq ft hall, we can bring the party to you!


Jacobs Center is the perfect location for meetings, workshops, celebrations, and more!


Do you have a specific venue in mind? We are here to accommodate your needs.


Contact our catering sales team today at 619-450-4040

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