At the age of 16 he decided he wanted a career in food presentation and cooking. He received encouragement from his family and soon began catering events for friends and extended family. But he felt limited in Iran, since he wanted to learn about cuisines from other cultures. So, at age 19, Bahador left Iran and relocated to Germany, where he studied food decoration, became a sous-chef, and learned about international cuisines. After 18 months he moved to the United States. His first stop was in Dallas, TX, where he started his own catering business in 1986. His guiding principles were to always go the extra mile to purchase the freshest ingredients, to prepare authentic cuisine from time tested recipes and to present that food in the most imaginative and aesthetically pleasing manner possible.
Bahador’s unique combination of talents included art and design as well as culinary skills. He was a gourmet dish designer, loved interior design, and was a natural party planner. Therefore, he shied away from working in restaurants where he would only get to do one thing day in and day out. He loved the variety and excitement that came with planning and executing a customized luxury event.
For someone who can trace his own humble beginnings to a small kitchen back in Iran, it was a strut in the right direction when Bahador made his dream a reality by setting up his own catering business in 1987. Now, nearly 30 years later, Bahador Events is among the most sought-after caterers and event planning companies in Los Angeles. And the same concept and principles of freshness and authenticity remain.
Bahador loves to make people happy. He does this by doing what he loves: cooking. His extraordinary dishes bring a smile to every face and when you're happy, Bahador is happy!
He is an expert in preparing not only Persian cuisine but mouth-watering dishes from around the world. Bahador has had the honor to serve many of the world's great luminaries,
Bahador catering has experience in organizing and catering to every kind of event large or small. From weddings and engagement parties to memorial services, bar mitzvahs, graduations, corporate events, birthdays, fundraisers, awards dinners, and high profile entertainment industry events (like the MTV Music Awards after-party). After one of our events, you'll know you've been to a party!
When You're Happy, Bahador Is Happy
In 2012 we became a full service party planning and catering company. In addition to the catering, we handle all party logistics from A to Z, including: rentals, coordinating / planning, valet parking, flowers, decorations. Whatever you need, just ask us!
We understand and deliver a luxury banquet experience. Our portions are generous; our presentation lavish in every way. Our personnel are totally professional in dress and respectful in manner; their mission is to make your event a success. We consult with you about every detail. Whether your event is small or large, we will make it the party of a lifetime.
Our unique and unusual recipes offer a once-in-a-lifetime eating experience. (Lucky for us, Bahador escaped the old country with the secret family recipes sewn into his coat lining!)
What sets us apart from other catering companies is our dedication to great quality. At Bahador Events we do not use microwaves, everything is purchased fresh. Our private in-house food buyer personally purchases and inspects all ingredients. Once you experience a Bahador meal, you will know the difference.
We work directly with growers and vendors. We buy only antibiotic-free chicken, prime grade meats, fresh-caught seafood, farm fresh produce, and farm-fresh and exotic fruits from around the world
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
18750 Oxnard Street, Tarzana, California 91356, United States