Spicy Charlie’s offers a complete service of food, staff, equipment hire, drinks, flowers and event planning. We cater champagne and canapé receptions, buffet lunches, product launches, anniversary parties, company celebrations, etc. Whatever type of event is planned Spicy Charlie’s will work closely with you to add the essential ingredients to complement a pleasant picnic, an intimate dinner for two, a witty gathering, a corporate convention, or a sparkling gala. Spicy Charlie’s cater's all family occasions and special holidays as well as corporate events and weddings.
For nearly a decade Spicy Charlie’s has endeavored to build a catering business that serves flavorful menus and provides a discreet and graceful service. Spicy Charlie’s strives to pamper our clients and take the worry out of any large or small event. We work with you to plan delicious menus and to transform your home or office into visually dazzling events.We cater to you while we cater for you.
Our goal is to discover and interpret the needs and preferences of our clients. After the initial consultation that takes into consideration budget, food preferences, ambience, and location, we present a custom menu proposal that is designed to be explored and enhanced until it eclipses every expectation to surprise and delight . Spicy Charlie’s has access to some of the world’s most innovative chefs, so we are constantly growing, and creating new variations on a theme, to keep our menus fresh and dazzling.
Our chefs have an appreciation for working with only the freshest ingredients, i.e., fruits and vegetables in season, stocks and sauces made from scratch, artisan breads, oils, and cheeses, aged prime beef hand cut on location, and only the freshest seafood catches of the day.
Our Executive Chef:
Chef Charles Eugene owns and operates Spicy Charlie’s Catering in Studio City. He cultivated his love of cooking when he was growing up in the West Indies; he often watched his mother prepare meals seasoned lovingly with fragrant herbs and spices. As a young adult he began preparing the spicy and hearty dishes of his childhood for friends and family - but he regarded it as pleasant pastime instead of a business.
While waiting to audition as an extra for Amistad he prepared a few dishes for some of the crew, and one of the producers after tasting his food suggested that he cater for the Los Angeles wrap party. This catering experience gave him the desire to learn more.
He attended Johnson and Wales University where he learned from and worked with world renowned chef instructors. While attending this culinary institution he received an offer to cater a Holy Communion; and knowing his limitations, he hired one of his chef instructors to work with him on that and subsequent catering opportunities. After he graduated and interned at the Beverly Regent Hotel, he managed an Offerdahl’s café, owned by John Offerdahl of the Miami Dolphins, and continues to work for the Jonathan Club in Los Angeles, while expanding his catering business.
Charles has catered for actors, writers, sports figures, and industry production companies, serving them customized and sophisticated menus that are haute cuisine fused with a Caribbean sensibility. Charles takes the time to know his clients so that he can learn their preferences and needs in order to create delicious meals and menus tailored to their specifications.
Executive Chef Charles Eugene, after receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in French, earned an MPA, Master’s in Public Administration from CSUN, California State University at Northridge. Charles is now becoming a scholar in education by earning a MAT-TESOL degree from USC, University of Southern California. He never quits - the culinary arts, education, and public administration is everything he holds dear - cuisine, languages, and society.