Who cooked with you as a kid?

Posted on November 6th, 2013

Chef Louis grew up in an Italian home with parents who had over 12 brothers and sisters. As an Italian, it calls for huge Italian meals & huge parties! In his home, everyone loved to cook!

What is Chef Lou’s favorite fish to cook?

Posted on November 6th, 2013

Executive Chef Lou enjoys Atlantic Swordfish for its’ exquisite texture and deep sea taste. His other favorites are Northern Italy’s Branzino sea bass, and Eastern Pacific’s Petrale Sole. They each create a marvelous dish!

We are proud to announce that Saltwater Catering is a Caterer of Choice for this year's Philharmonic House of Design!

Posted on April 11th, 2012

Dear Friends! We are proud to share with you some exciting news. Saltwater Catering has been chosen to be the exclusive Caterer for the 20th Anniversary Philharmonic House of Design! Located amidst 40 acres of coastal hills in the idyllic community of Laguna Beach, this extraordinary 11,000 sq. ft. estate showcases panoramic ocean and city light views from every direction.  As […]

Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Special from Saltwater Catering!

Posted on January 27th, 2012

We think it’s time to break the mold of the conventional approach to the Valentine’s Day Celebration! Dinner at a crowded, noisy restaurant? A red rose and a heart shaped balloon to follow? Do something unexpected… Host an unforgettable Valentine’s Day Party! This is a chance to savor a  phenomenal meal exclusively created by renowned Chef Louis Manginelli! Enjoy […]

Annual Holiday Special! Lou’s Legendary Short Ribs, so tender you won’t even need a knife!

Posted on November 29th, 2011

Dear Friends, I hope you all had a very special Thanksgiving – the beautiful weather made it a true SoCal affair! Now that the holiday spirit is in the air I would like to remind you about my annual holiday special that is perfect for any gathering, featuring irresistible Angus Beef Short Ribs that are so […]

Happy Thanksgiving from Saltwater Catering!

Posted on November 24th, 2011

Newport Beach Birthday Bash!

Posted on November 13th, 2011

Saltwater Catering had the pleasure of creating and executing a Birthday Party for one of our dearest friends and clients, Molly D.! The warmth and love that Molly?s family shared for each other became a true inspiration for the guests as well as the whole team at Saltwater Catering. Elegant décor, eye-catching food by Chef Manginelli, […]

Gourmet Thanksgiving Dinner Package from Saltwater Catering!

Posted on October 31st, 2011

Treat your family to a Gourmet Thanksgiving Dinner prepared by Chef Louis Manginelli himself! As always we only use fresh, high quality, locally grown ingredients, so you can rest assured that the meal will be delicious and nutritious! Place your order before November 10 and get a complimentary Homemade Pumpkin Pie! Enjoy!    

Perfect for Fall: Spoon Spinach Vermont Cheddar Cheese Soup

Posted on October 31st, 2011

There is nothing better than a bowl of warm and creamy soup on a chilly Fall day. Chef Manginelli would like to share a wonderful and easy-to-make recipe that will please your whole family. Don?t be surprised to see your East Coast relatives sooner than you expected! This unique, spoon-shaped spinach is picked at a […]


Posted on October 27th, 2011