Services and Menu

 

Do you need to feed a crowd on a budget without breaking the bank, but still want high quality & delicious food along with professional service?

4 TasteBuds is your solution! 4 TasteBuds is an On-site Plancha & Grill Service, which means we bring the neighborhood eatery experience to you!! We are a new fast-casual catering option when you want a quick & easy process & affordable prices for your casual events along with some delicious food! We have up to 4 different menus to meet a variety of tastes. You choose from a Taco Catering Service, Burger & Hot Dog Service & a gluten free Farmer’s Market Fit Grill Service with prices beginning at $6 a person! Our service is professional, clean, licensed, insured & ServSafe Certified. 4 TasteBuds On-site Plancha & Grill Catering Service brings knowledge, experience, style, & the attention to detail of an award winning catering company & chef all at the price of an average taco cart catering company! You can count on us for delicious food & a gorgeous display!!

4 TasteBuds is also available to be a food vendor at your special event!

Call our office today with any questions or to reserve & book your date 562-800-0116!

Add a Tater Tot Bar to any of our service packages for $4.50 per person.  You get freshly fried tots and toppings to choose from like crumbled bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, green onion and sour cream dip!

Taco Catering Service Menu & Packages

Our Taco Catering Menu & Fiesta Packages are a simple, affordable & delicious way to feed your guests. And our tacos are sure to please!! We have packages to accommodate your various needs & budgets that are easy to navigate. We use only the highest quality, hand cut USDA Choice beef, all natural & antibiotic free chicken, fresh pork & fresh fish. All of our sauces, salsas and agua frescas are homemade with fresh, high quality ingredients. Our tortillas are made fresh everyday & gluten free! Tacos are “street style” & double wrapped on warm, four inch corn tortillas .

Pricing below is based on a minimum of 50 guests. For parties under 50 guests please contact our office 562-800-0116.

3 Taco Plate Combo: $8 per person
1-1.5 Hours Set Up & 1.5-3 Hours Serving
Choose Up to 3 Standard Tacos – providing 1 of each taco per person
Standard Accompaniments
Replace a Standard Taco with a Top Shelf/Gourmet Taco for an Additional Fee
Eco-Friendly Disposables
Uniformed Chefs
Attractive Buffet
Complimentary Pinto Beans & Elotes (Mexican street corn served off the cob)
*add-on’s, appetizers, desserts & beverages available

3 Taco Meal Combo: $10.5 per person
1-1.5 Hours Set Up & 2-3 Hours Serving
Choose Up to 3 Standard Tacos – providing 1 of each taco per person
Standard Accompaniments
Replace a Standard Taco with a Top Shelf/Gourmet Taco for an Additional Fee
Choice of Additional Salsa: Pico de Gallo or Mango Habanero
Pinto Beans & Elotes (Mexican street corn served off the cob)
Quesadillas
Eco-Friendly Disposables
Uniformed Chefs
Attractive Buffet
Complimentary Chips and Salsa!
*add-on’s, appetizers, desserts & beverages available

Unlimited Taco Feast Combo: $16.5 per person
Unlimited Amount of Tacos! Perfect for weddings!
1-1.5 Hours Set Up & 2-3 Hours Serving
Choose Up to 3 Standard Tacos – providing 1 of each taco per person
Standard Accompaniments
Top Shelf Accompaniments
Replace a Standard Taco with a Top Shelf/Gourmet Taco for an Additional Fee
Pinto Beans & Elotes (Mexican street corn served off the cob)
Chips & Salsa
Quesadillas
Shrimp Ceviche
Grilled & Seasoned Yellow Jalapeño Peppers
Eco-Friendly Disposables
Uniformed Chefs
Attractive Buffet
Complimentary 5 Gallon Agua Fresca
*add-on’s, appetizers, desserts & beverages available

Standard Tacos
Carne Asada – made with marinated skirt steak
Carnitas
Tequila Lime Chicken – all natural chicken breast & thighs
Pork Chorizo Sausage
Seasonal Vegetable

Standard Accompaniments
4 Inch Made Fresh Daily Corn Tortillas
Chopped Cilantro & Onions
Limes
Spicy Salsa Roja
Mild Salsa Verde

Top Shelf/Gourmet Tacos
Korean Style Beef with Pickled Veggies & Peanut Sauce- Add $2 per person
Garlic-Lime-Butter Shrimp – Add $2.25 per person
Beer Battered Fish Tacos – Add $2 per person
Grilled Cauliflower & Lentil Tacos with Chipotle Crema (vegetarian) – Add $2 per person
Al Pastor – marinated, grilled fresh pork with pineapple – Add $2 per person
Cajun Style Fish Tacos – Add $2 per person
Marinated Lobster Tacos – Add $6 per person

Top Shelf/Gourmet Accompaniments
Queso Fresco
Mango-Habanero Hot Sauce
Cilantro-Lime Crema Slaw
Pico de Gallo

Add-On’s
(Minimum order of 50 required for pricing below)
Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs – $3.50 per guest
Shredded Cheese Blend, Shredded Lettuce & Sour Cream – $2 per person
Grilled Yellow Chile Peppers – $1 per person
Mexican Style Caesar Salad – $3.5 per person
Green Salad – $3 per person
Chips and Salsa Bar – $2 per person
Lettuce Wraps – $1.5 per person
Flour Tortillas – $1 per person
Guacamole – $1.5 per person

Appetizers
(Minimum order of 50 required for pricing listed below)
Bacon Wrapped Jalapeños Stuffed with Cream Cheese – $2.5 per person
Shrimp Ceviche with Chips – $4.5 per person
Cheese Quesadillas – $2.5 per person
Individual Veggie Cup with Ranch or Pignolia Hummus – $3 per person
Mexican Style Fruit Cups served with Lime & Sprinkled with Tajin – $3 per person

Desserts
(Minimum order of 50 or 2 dozen for pricing listed below)
Our Famous Triple Chocolate Brownies – $2 per person
Snickerdoodle Cookies – $12 per dozen
Chocolate Chip Cookies – $12 per dozen
Fruity Rice Krispie Treats – $2 per person

5 Gallon Agua Frescas (60 8 oz servings)
These are great mixed with various hard alcohols for your adult guests!
Watermelon – $50
Pineapple-Mango – $50
Strawberry – $50
Horchata – $50

Beverages
Bottled Water – $1.5 per person
Assorted Sodas – $2 per person

Burger & Hot Dog Catering Service & Menu

Nothing says “casual & fun party” like hamburgers & hot dogs! All burgers are handmade with a 1/4 pound of chosen meats. They are made from USDA Choice ground beef or All-Natural ground turkey. Our hot dogs are jumbo 1/4 lb Polish Sausage style hot dogs. Both our burgers & hot dogs come with homemade sauces & fresh produce. The burgers & hot dogs are cooked on-site using our plancha & grill & served warm. All burgers & hot dogs are served with a dill pickle spear & a selection of bagged chips. Our Burger & Hot Dog Catering Service & Menu is sure to please your guests with our fun selection & delicious combinations!

Prices are based on parties of 50. You may choose a combo of up to three burgers and/or hot dogs, but there is a minimum of 25 for any one burger or hot dog. For parties under 50, please contact our office for a quote. There is 1-1.5 hours of set up & at least 2 hours of service provided depending on the size of your party. Our Burger & Hot Dog Catering Service also provides 2 uniformed chefs & eco-friendly disposables.

Burgers
(served on a seedless toasted hamburger bun)
Classic Burger – sliced tomatoes, crisp iceberg lettuce, sliced red onion, sliced pickles, Secret Sauce, ketchup & mustard are available for people to dress their own burgers – $7 per person
Cheese Burger – sliced tomatoes, crisp iceberg lettuce, sliced red onion, sliced pickles, Secret Sauce, ketchup & mustard are available for people to dress their own burgers – $8 per person
Bacon-Cheeseburger – sliced tomatoes, crisp iceberg lettuce, sliced red onion, sliced pickles, Secret Sauce, ketchup & mustard are available for people to dress their own burgers – $9 per person
Thai Style Turkey Burger – Thai seasoned turkey patty, Spicy Mayo, pickled veggies & peanut sauce – $8 per person
Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce – Greek seasoned turkey patty, sliced tomato, sliced red onion & Tzatziki Sauce – $8 per person
Grilled Portobello Burger – grilled portobello mushroom, swiss cheese, tomatoes, mixed greens, balsamic vinaigrette & a little bit of mayo – $9 per person
Salmon Burger with Lemon-Dill Sauce – homemade, seasoned fresh salmon patty, lemon-dill sauce, sliced tomato, sliced red onion & lettuce – $10 per person

Hot Dogs
(served on a toasted gourmet sesame seed bun)
Hot Dog – chopped onions, pickle relish, jalapeños, ketchup & mustard all on the side for people to dress their own dogs – $6.5 per person
Chili Cheese Dog – all beef chili (no beans) & shredded cheddar cheese. Chopped onions, pickle relish, jalapeños, ketchup & mustard are all on the side for people to dress their own dogs – $7.5 per person
Chicago Style Hot Dog – pickle spear, celery salt, tomatoes, pickled peppers, chopped onions, relish & mustard – $8 per person
Tijuana Style Hot Dog – bacon-wrapped hot dog, grilled peppers, onions & jalapeños served with mustard and ketchup on the side – $8.5 per person
Thai Style Hot Dog – Thai style slaw & peanut sauce – $8 per person
Memphis Style Hot Dog – bacon-wrapped hot dog, barbecue sauce, chopped green onion & shredded cheddar – $8.5 per person
Carolina Style Hot Dog – all beef chili, chopped onions & cole slaw – $8.5 per person

Add-On’s & Sides
Chili Cheese Fries – all beef chili on top of french fries with cheddar cheese – $4.5 per person
French Fries – $3 per person
Macaroni Salad – $2 per person
Baked BBQ Beans – $2 per person

Desserts
(Minimum order of 50 or 2 dozen for pricing listed below)
Triple Chocolate Brownies – $2 per person
Chocolate Chip Cookies – $18 per dozen
Peanut Butter Cookies – $18 per dozen
Fruity Rice Crispy Treats – $2 per person

Beverages
5 Gallons (60 cups) Blueberry Lemonade (great with some tequila or vodka for the adults!) – $50
5 Gallons (60 cups) Slightly Sweet Lemon Iced Tea – $40
Bottled Water – $1.5 per person
Assorted Sodas – $2 per person

 

Farmer’s Market Fit Grill & Salad Bar Catering Service & Menu

This grill menu is inspired by the popular farmer’s markets & active lifestyle of southern California. We seek out fresh, quality meats, poultry & seafood & pair it with fresh vegetables. This menu is ideal for you if you are looking for a healthier, gluten free catering alternative to typical catering options. All items on the menu are gluten free with the exception of the flatbread & orzo salad. We use tamari (gluten free soy sauce). All skewers are made with at least 1/4 lb of meat or whichever protein is used & served on 10” bamboo skewers. This menu is subject to change based on the offerings the season has for us. We think you will enjoy this light, fresh, healthy & delicious menu!

Prices are based on parties of 50. You may choose a combo of up to three skewers, but there is a minimum of 25 for any one skewer. For parties under 50, please contact our office for a quote. There is 1-1.5 hours of set up & at least 2 hours of service provided depending on the size of your party. Our Farmer’s Market Fit Grill Catering Service also provides 2 uniformed chefs & eco-friendly disposables.

Skewers
All skewers come with a green salad served with a Creamy Garden Ranch Dressing, a Sesame Vinaigrette, or an Italian-herb Vinaigrette

Chicken
Greek Style Chicken Skewers – chicken marinated with fresh lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, oregano & garlic with bell pepper & red onion served with Tzatziki sauce – $9 a person
Hawaiian Chicken Skewers – homemade Teriyaki style marinated chicken, bell pepper, red onion, pineapple & drizzled with extra sauce – $9 per person
Chicken Tawook – a Middle-Eastern favorite with marinated pieces of chicken & served with a garlic dipping sauce – $9 per person
Thai Marinated Chicken – chicken marinated in a Thai style marinade with bell pepper & red onion with a peanut sauce – $9 per person

Beef
Greek Style Beef Skewers – pieces of sirloin marinated with fresh lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, oregano & garlic with bell pepper & red onion served with Tzatziki sauce – $10.5 a person
Steak Skewers with Chimichurri – pieces of sirloin, red onion, grape tomatoes & Chimichurri sauce on the side – $10.5 a person
Thai Marinated Beef – sirloin marinated in a Thai style marinate with bell pepper & red onion with a peanut sauce – $10.5 per person

Seafood
Mediterranean Garlic Shrimp – shrimp marinated in lemon juice, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, oregano & paprika with Tzatziki Sauce – $11 a person
Garlic-Lime Shrimp Skewers – garlic & lime marinated shrimp & red bell pepper – $11 a person
Grilled Salmon Skewers with Garlic & Dijon – fresh pieces of salmon marinated in lemon juice, garlic, dijon mustard & salt & pepper with lemon pieces – $10.5 per person

Vegetarian
Greek Style Veggie – zucchini, bell pepper, mushroom & red onion with Tzatziki sauce – $8.5 a person
Teriyaki Portobello & Pineapple – portobello mushrooms, pineapple, red onion & bell pepper glazed with homemade Teriyaki sauce – $8.5 per person

Upgrade to a Salad Bar
Upgrade your green salad to a farmer’s market inspired salad bar with a variety of seasonal produce & toppings. This is served with all three dressings for your guests to choose from – $5 per person

Add-On’s & Sides
Grilled, Warm Flatbread – $1 per person
Seasoned Rice – $2 per person
Quinoa Salad – quinoa, dried cherries, broccoli, arugula, pistachios & tangy vinaigrette – $3 per person
Marinated Veggie Salad – broccoli, cauliflower & grape tomatoes marinated in an Italian herb vinaigrette – $3 per person
Roasted Veggie & Orzo Salad – a selection of seasonal roasted veggies mixed with orzo & a lemon-herb vinaigrette – $3.5 per person

Desserts
(Minimum order of 50 for pricing listed below)
These are gluten free!
Chocolate Truffle Krispie Treats (minimum of 50 for this price) – $2 per person
Individual Vanilla Yogurt Parfait (minimum of 50 for this price) – $2.5 per person
Beverages
5 Gallon (60 cups) Lychee Infused Green Tea – $50
5 Gallon (60 cups) Blueberry Lemonade – $50
5 Gallon (60 cups) Seasonal Infused Water – $30
Bottle Water – $1.5 per person

4 TB Full Catering Menu

Terms & Conditions

Additional Fees & Charges:
Sales Tax will be added to your bill.
Travel Fee: we charge a $30 travel fee for parties more than 30 miles from Long Beach, CA. For parties under 30 miles, there is no travel fee.

Deposits & Payments:
A 50% deposit is required to reserve and book your event.
Final payments will be due by the day of your event.
We accept the following forms of payment:
cash
cashier-personal-company check (final payment must be received 10 days prior to event for all check payments)
Visa, Mastercard, & American Express

Cancellations:
30 or more days prior to the event date, the full deposit will be refunded.
15-29 days prior to the event, 1/2 of the deposit will be refunded.
4-14 days prior to the event, the full deposit will be retained by 4 TasteBuds
3 days or less prior to the event, the full amount of the event will be owed to 4 TasteBuds.

Set Up, Service & Breakdown:
We will arrive to your location 1-1.5 hours prior to agreed upon serve time. We advise permitting access to your venue 90 minutes prior to service for set up & for 60 minutes after event for breakdown. Direct access for carts & staff to the service area is required.
Idle Time: if your event is already in progress & set up of the food cart would disturb the event, & we are required to wait, then a mandatory idle time fee will be enforced & invoiced.
Space/Stairs: if the venue has no adequate space to set up or there are undisclosed steps, we will try to make the best decisions to continue with the service. We reserve the right to refuse service, & you will be responsible for the total bill due, if we find that the space and/or steps prevent the safe transport of our staff, gear carts & has not been disclosed to us prior to your event.
We will not be responsible for a delayed service start time if the customer, or his or her representative, fails to provide adequate space, direct access or fails to disclose presence of stairs.
Unless otherwise agreed, we will provide at least 2 hours of service.
All permit requirements for outdoor service (e.g. parks, beaches, public areas) are the customers responsibility.
Containers: it is the customers responsibility to provide left over containers. For a small fee, 4 TasteBuds can provide containers for left overs on the day of the event.
Leftovers: for health & safety reasons we are unable to leave raw meats or seafood as leftovers.
Appetizers are set out 30 minutes prior to service.
Desserts are set out 30 minutes prior to the end of service.
We bring the linens & decor for the buffet tables where the sides, condiments, etc. are kept.
Servers & additional hours of service are available for additional fees.

Space Needed:
Our food cart is six feet long & buffet tables are either six or eight feet long. We may also need space for a canopy or umbrella.