Live Oak Grill is lead by Chef James Anderson's culinary expertise. With over a decade of experience in the finest Santa Barbara area restaurants, Chef Anderson's knowledge of local venders and fine California organic products helps him to create memorable menu options for any event.
Chef Anderson combines influences from internationally famous dishes to suit all palettes and preferences. A commitment to presenting exceptionally fine tasting foods that are locally produced, organically grown and environmentally conscious are the attributes that make Chef Anderson a leader in the culinary arts.
We are located in Carpinteria, California and service Santa Barbara, San Louis Obispo and Ventura areas. Our versatility in service ranges from indoor fine dining options to outdoor casual barbeque selections. After 25 years of experience serving California clients, we have developed a catering service that best represents the tastes and priorities of our diverse coastal California region.
Our Wedding and reception turned out fabulous . We think you are an amazing person with fantastic energy and great people skills. We loved meeting your family and loved your laid back, gracious approach. We think it was great that you let us help contribute ideas
to the menu and appreciated your open communication style. The pork tenderloin and fresh vegetables and salad that you served were delicious. Your rates were really fair and you never seemed greedylike many caterers and wedding vendors that we dealt with.
"We cannot recommend anyone more highly than Chef Jamie and Live Oak Grill. From our first phone conversation with Jamie, we knew there was no one else we wanted handling our special day. The food was delicious and presented beautifully. The servers were courteous and the prices were very fair. What distinguishes Jamie and Live Oak from the rest, however, is the incredible level of service and personalization provided. Jamie crafted a custom menu for our wedding that accommodated both our budget and our guests' tastes and diet restrictions. His creativity and genuine enthusiasm showed throughout the planning process and the actual orchestration of the event, and he was so patient with us throughout a number of changes in the days and weeks leading up to it, particularly with the facility and rentals. We are so grateful to have had this in Jamie's hands - and our guests can't stop raving about his stuffed chicken! Do yourself a huge favor and have Jamie handle your catering so that you can focus on the myriad of other details involved with the event. And, if you run into problems with those, odds are Jamie can help you out there too."
We were very pleased with all that Live Oak Grill and Jaime Anderson did for our daughter's wedding this summer! Jaime and Frederick were so very accomodating and wanted everything to be perfect and thought of things I never would have in all the busyness of wedding planning! Jaime was easy to communicate with and flowed with all the last minute changes and things that came up. He also helped with other aspects of the wedding such as valet services, chair rental, etc. The food was delicious and so reasonable! We would highly recommend them to anyone planning a catered event! Hats off to you Jaime and Frederick and staff!!! Joyce McMahon
It was our pleasure to have Live Oak Grill and its owner Jamie Andersen cater our wedding! Jamie worked with us in selecting and refining a menu for the event, and was willing to look at less conventional options as well those more traditional. He is easy to reach and very responsive all communications. We decided to go with a buffet dinner, but at last minute, had to switch to a plated mean due to physical constraints of the site. Jamie and his servers adapted to this change without hesitation, and provided excellent service. The food was also delicious, and the portions very generous. His relaxed and easy-going manner was the perfect fit for our relaxed and easy-going wedding. We highly recommend Live Oak Grill, and have confidence that Jamie will exceed your expectations as he did ours.