We love hearing feedback from our clients and pride ourselves on the heartfelt testimonials many people have provided. 

References are always available upon request. In fact, we have numerous clients who were so satisfied they’ve offered to be references—without us even asking!


When planning our daughter’s destination wedding to Big Bear I was referred to or introduced to several different Caterers. Not one of them could compare to our final choice.
A food tasting was set-up at the “Barnstorm Café” where we meet with Renee Wagner and her staff. We both knew that after the initial meeting with Renee that she was our gal for the job. After having a lovely time tasting the most excellent food and visiting and getting to know Renee our decision was made. We decided on a variety of appetizers, salads, and the “BEST” prime rib, chicken and sides anyone could ask for. Now it was up to Renee to pull this off.
At all times there was communication with Renee, as she constantly reassured the worried Mother of the Bride that everything would be great!
“She did not disappoint”
On the day of the wedding Renee and her staff arrived, set-up and totally exceeded our expectations. The set-up area was beautiful. Her staff was wonderful. All of our guests were commenting on the excellent food and how they wanted for nothing. Renee and her staff were attentive and had everything completely under control. A lot of our guests are still talking about the food and believe me there was more than enough for people to enjoy.
As I look back on that magical day, I know the decision to have the Barnstorm Café do the catering was the best and the right one to make. Not only did we pick the “BEST” caterer in town, but our family has made a loving friend for life.
Thank you so much for everything!
— Donna Rodig & Carly Rodig Kellerman
Our rehearsal dinner was perfect. My vision was to have a wonderful food with our family and out of town guests in a warm and intimate environment. You and your staff exceeded my expectations.
The food was excellent; perfectly prepared, served beautifully, and just the perfect amount. I had thought we might need more side dishes, but with your advice, it was just right.
The tables were set to encourage conversation and the flowers you provided made the event lovely and festive. We were totally pleased and would not have changed a thing.
Our picnic in our Marina park the day following the wedding was also catered by you. The menu was perfect, tasted great, and your staff did a wonderful job. They were prompt, brought everything they needed, cooked the food, cleaned up and left the park just as they had found it.
You and your staff were all professional, courteous, and very helpful - from the planning all the way through to the events. You all helped make our very special weekend even more special. Thank you.
— Shauna Clarke Kuhn
As co-chair of the Annual July 4 Barbecue, It has been a pleasure to work with Ms Renee Wagner, Barnstorm owner, to set a menu for this event that feeds 1,000+ attendees each year. Renee has been very helpful and efficient in recommending appropriate menu items. The meal is traditionally served buffet style with no one waiting in line for more than ten minutes to receive a very hot and tasty meal.
Renee’s staff is equally efficient and friendly in preparing and serving the meal. I have found the food to be of the highest quality; this is supported by the positive feedback I have received from numerous people attending this special event.
Overall, I would give Renee Wagner, her staff and the Barnstorm Restaurant a SUPERIOR rating.
— Ron Peavy, co-chair Annual July 4 BBQ Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake
Our experience with Mrs. Renee Wagner and the Barnstorm restaurant was wonderful. We contacted multiple caterers in the Big Bear area and the professionalism, care, and timely contact was above all others. That definitely put us at ease deciding to book our wedding, however, after our food tasting we were positive who we wanted to provide service for our guests. At our wedding the table presentation was beautiful. They really paid attention to every detail. The serving staff was so professional, friendly, and well manicured. They even went out of their way to provide additional food choices for a guest that had an unknown dietary issue. We had many compliments on the dishes served. Overall, it was a perfect day and Renee and her staff made it that way. Thank you so much!
— Mindy and Robert Loewenstein

I can’t say enough about how satisfied I have been in using Big Bear Event Catering for our large events. Whether it is for an event of 20 or 120 people they always come through for us. Staff is extremely friendly and accommodating and the food is consistently good. We just tell them what kind of event it is and what type of menu we want and they handle the rest. We never have to worry about quality, presentation, set up or serving. They really know what they are doing and we would never use anyone else for our catering needs.
— Jim Miller, Community Development Director, City of Big Bear Lake / President, Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake

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