About Us

Owned and operated by David Rogow, Dinners by David was built on passion and a true love of delicious food. This dynamic San Diego caterer takes prides in exceeding expectations and it’s inventive approach to cuisine. Dinners by David will customize a menu for your next event, from intimate dinner parties, holiday celebrations, rehearsal dinners, cocktails parties, corporate events and much, much more.

Meet David

I took my first “job” in elementary school when I was just 10 years old. Assigned to monitor my classmates upon completion of their lunches and to ensure their lunch trays were scraped clean, I was, the “School Scraper”. From day one, I noticed that some lunch trays were coming back virtually untouched, and it just didn’t seem right to throw away perfectly good food. So in a selfless act to avoid unnecessary waste, I proceeded to single handedly consume as much of the leftover food as possible. It was not always easy though. Some days, I’d have to endure as many as 15 pieces of garlic bread, and on other days as many as 12 Peanut Butter Chews. And on meatloaf and mashed potato day’s words can’t describe the dedication I showed.

My first of many jobs in the Restaurant and Hotel Industry came at the age of 20 as a banquet server. Responsible for clearing the plates from the table once people were finished eating. And again, I immediately noticed many plates coming back virtually untouched. So, with the same determination and selflessness I displayed in elementary school, I knew what had to be done. And, three or four Chicken Cordon Bleu and a bunch of Chocolate Mousse Pies later, I was sure I’d found my dream job.

Since launching Dinners by David Catering in 2005, we have catered epicurean events throughout San Diego County for as little as two people and for as many as groups of 1,000. Our clientele includes high-profile customers as well as everyday folk planning backyard barbecues and intimate in-home dinners.

Serving great tasting food, and plenty of it, paired with friendly service at a fair price, has proven to be a successful combination. Mix in a lot of hard work, great clientele and a bit of luck, Dinners by David Catering continues to grow bigger and better each year!

“For Life’s Special Occasions” think Dinners by David!


David and his staff did an amazing job for our small wedding reception. He helped develop the menu and added his own recommendations which turned out wonderfully.

Our guests were blown away and raving about the food the next day. The level of service from the waitstaff was also exceptional. Dinners By David went above and beyond and earned every dollar. David was also very easy to get along with and work with and addressed and accommodated all of our needs. 5 Stars!!!!

Melissa B.

David and the crew are AMAZING! Our go to for all our events from family dinners to cordial celebrations! They have been a part of occasions including birthdays bashes, July 4th bbqs, as well as our recent thanksgiving gathering. With the fantastic fare and the attention to detail, Dinners by David is a sure fit for any event!

Anna S.

We’d love to learn about your next event.