First & Oak Restaurant: The Place To Celebrate Your Special Occasions

Looking for a place to host your special event? A dine-in restaurant in Santa Ynez to celebrate a memorable special day without any hassle in the order of events. First & Oak can make any event a memorable one, intimate rehearsal dinners, corporate events, charity events, anniversary celebrations, wine dinners, bridal showers, baby showers, wine pairings, and many more. First & Oak hosts events on-site and off-site locations. 

Spaces and Amenities

Each event demands a different set of amenities, and First & Oak has them all. Companies are searching for venues that have the right amenities, and they’re going to have different needs than clients who are only booking social events. 

Corporate events need space to conduct their presentations. Smaller events may need a quiet area or private room with one large conference table, several smaller tables, or rows of chairs facing a podium.

In addition to the spaces, corporate events require technology for presentations and training at these meetings, wifi connection, screens with projectors that can easily connect to a laptop, microphones, and a sound system. Not all corporate events are about work. Companies may also book networking events, cocktail parties, staff retreats, lunches, and dinners, and First & Oak’s dining room or private rooms could be a perfect fit.

Elaborate catering for any occasion

First & Oak restaurant’s culinary team provides full-service wedding catering for your special day. We guide you through curating the perfect menu for you and your guests on your memorable day. Should you need help with cocktails, desserts, or other aspects of planning your wedding reception, happy to be of service. Our corporate lunch catering service will offer a wide range of quality food to make your corporate event a memorable event. 

We cater to social events and holidays, from birthdays to anniversary parties to non-profits fundraisers. Our catering service will have you breaking bread with your closest friends and community partners. Let our team handle the catering while you sit back, relax and enjoy your holidays. Holiday parties such as Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, or local commemorative days need extra attention,  more line cooks, and advanced kitchen preparation, all of which are well handled by our capable team.

Custom Menus

Offering your clients the provision to customize food and drinks to their tastes to suit the occasion is a kind of special treatment that clients would appreciate. This can include printing out custom menus or signage for special items such as signature cocktails. 

Prompt Communications

One of the biggest pain points for event planners is the delay or lack of response from venues when they send an inquiry. First & Oak restaurant’s catering team monitor emails and booking forms every day and provides an answer promptly. 

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AuthorJonathan Rosenson

Jonathan, the Chief Operating Officer at DDR Hospitality, is a seasoned level 2 sommelier with over 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He serves as the Managing Partner and Director of Hospitality for prestigious boutique hotels such as the Mirabelle Inn, Chateau du Sureau, and The Mansion on Sutter, which are celebrated for their luxurious dining experiences, including the Michelin Plate-awarded First and Oak. Additionally, in his role as Creative Director and Sommelier for Coquelicot Estate Vineyards, Jonathan is deeply involved in organic wine growing and wholesale practices, significantly contributing to renowned establishments like The Sky Room and The Wine Cask.

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