It’s your day

When you engage Savoir Faire, you get more than just a catering company. A keen knowledge of food and an appreciation for fresh, seasonal ingredients are what make Savoir Faire’s food stand out from others. Since 1989, Savoir Faire has planned and catered beautiful events in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Santa Ynez Valley, and Ojai.

Karen Smith-Warner is committed to sustainable food production, the use of high-quality ingredients, and purchasing locally-grown organic produce. Savoir Faire Catering supports local farmers – many of whom they know personally. We express our love of food to your guests through fresh flavors and elegant presentations. Along with great food, Savoir Faire prides itself on its professional staff. After 28 years of catering and event planning, we know how to make our clients happy.

A love of food, elegance, & simplicity

Chef Karen Smith-Warner, Founder & Owner

Karen is a self-taught chef who has taken classes in Florence, Italy, Santorini, Greece, The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, and  San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. You benefit from Karen's mastery of organizational details in creating an elegant event while keeping things simple. Your event will reflect her love of beauty, sense of style, and her intuitive understanding of people that enables her to visualize exactly what her clients want.