Authentic Italian Catering

in San Diego

Zafferano Catering brings delicious, handmade Italian dishes to deliver the most genuine flavors from many of the country’s marvelous regions. Our specialty is superior quality and care, with each of our dishes made from scratch and prepared specifically for each order. 

Our business is exclusively catering and private chef dinners, giving the utmost attention to your

special event needs. Whether you are looking to cater a corporate lunch, a beautiful wedding, an

intimate dinner at your home – or anything in between – Chef Max Farina and his team will go above and beyond to ensure you and your guests enjoy the most phenomenal menu and overall experience.

Holiday Party Catering

Our Catering Services

From a small office gathering, to a large family-style meal, to an elegant private chef dinner, Zafferano Catering will work with you on your overall event and catering needs. Make your delicious meal effortless with a simple delivery. Let us set up a beautiful buffet and return

for quick breakdown. Leave the service to us with a chef-attended buffet and tray-passed service. Or depend on us to fully execute impeccable table service with an exquisite menu for you and your guests. Further, our relationships with other event production partners allow us to help you with important decisions regarding your venue, party rentals, floral arrangements and more. Let us ease the stress of navigating an often overwhelming “to-do” checklist and help you do the most fun and exciting: create an outstanding event to remember!

Private Chef San Diego

Bringing the Flavors of Italy to You

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Max Farina

Chef Owner

Born and raised in Mazara del Vallo, Sicily, Chef Max Farina landed to San Diego, California in 2011 bringing with him a love and passion for the traditional flavors of his homeland. As a young man he learned to respect the preparation of Italian food and the love of those traditions which went into each meal being prepared.



“The best Catering and service for Italian food. They do anything you need, small or big, platted or finger food!! Amazingggggg!”

M. A.

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I hired them for a private dinner, WOW !! Excellent Italian food, excellent Service, amazing presentation! I was impressed! 

J. A.

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Wow! simply wow! After meeting Zafferano Catering at a Pop-up dinner I decided to use their services for a private dinner at my house. The team of Zafferano Catering was incedibile!

P. B.


Supporting the San Diego Community

Chef Max really appreciate the community support and is giving back. He participate as celebrity Chef a the Annual Gala of the San Diego Food Bank. Here are some of the non-profit he supports by donating food and his time:

San Diego Food Bank

Rady Children’s Hospital

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 

The San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation

March of Dimes

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