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“Now that’s what I call Code 3 Service.”

1970 – Code 3 Catering was founded in 1970 by Ron Sr. who was a retired firefighter. Ron Sr. while with the fire department was the man who always prepared the meals for his crew. Early one morning the chief called him at home and said; “The caterer for my daughter’s wedding is ill, and the wedding is at 11am this morning. Can you help?” Ron said “sure, I can help you.” When the family and guests arrived at the reception they saw a great array of food. The chief told Ron, “Now that’s what I call Code 3 Service.” Code 3 in the fire service means get to the fire all out, red lights and sirens. Hence, the name stuck, Code 3 Catering!


Clients About Us

Claire and Daniel Seifert
My husband and I were married June, 2015 and had our dream wedding in an elegant but simple garden setting! We wanted everything to feel peaceful, stunning and relaxed! Code 3 Catering made that happen with their excellent service! The efficiency and positive vibe from the crew plus OUTSTANDING food made our wedding even more amazing! They brought out our wishes with elegant and simple finger foods and salads of Mediterranean flavors that are talked about still to this day! We could not have been happier with the service and food they provided, Going above and beyond to accommodate us on our special day.  It was stress free for us!
Claire and Daniel Seifert
Topo Padilla

I have been using Code 3 Catering for over 20 years to do many of the events that I am involved with, family gatherings, business meetings, Presentation Church Fundraiser (annually 10 years), Crime Alert Crab Feed (Annually 6 years). They have always proven to serve a great quality meal with steadfast professionalism, which always reflects on the organization they’re working for. That is why they are always my first choice when I am responsible for the events that I put on, I can always trust that they will leave our guests was the impression have a great evening and a spectacular meal.

Topo Padilla,Greg Padilla Bail Bonds / President Bail Bonds Association / President Crime Alert Board
Tom File
Code 3 Catering has catered the El Dorado Hills Search and Rescue Crab Feed for over 30 years, feeding over 600 people each year and helping us raise well needed funds to support our organization. They are professional as well as fun to work with, their home made Clam Chowder is one of the best in the business and keeps the people coming back year after year. We look for ward to more years to come using their service.
Tom File,El Dorado Search and Rescue Retired
State Board and Construction Trade Council of California
The State Building and Construction Trades Council of California is in your debt for the extraordinary job you did feeding 10,000 of our members and their families at the Valentine's Day Rally.
Bob Balgenorth, President - State Board and Construction Trade Council of California

Our Team

Ron Herman II
Ron Herman II
Co-founder, Chef
Matt Herman
Matt Herman
Co-founder, Chef

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