Our Mission

At Main Course CA, the success of your event is our most important priority. Our goal is to combine creativity, passion and professionalism in everything we do.

We offer a wide range of menu selections and food quality that will surpass the distinct taste of our client.

Main Course Ca is well known for our first class service and professionalism. We handle all of the details, assuring that our clients feel as if they are guests at their own successful event.

Serving great food, great people and a greater purpose.

Catering Ventura - Main Course California - Robert Jacobi

Robert Jacobi
Robert grew up in an Austrian Ski Resort near Salzburg. Throughout his teenage years he worked in hospitality. He later refined his skills by attending Swiss Hotel School (Vieux Bois) while working at the Hotel-du-Rhone in Geneva. Robert’s list of talents and experiences reads like a fun round-the-world movie script:

He worked as skipper on sail boats as a teenager during summer months and later on imported Warsteiner beer into Athens, Greece.
He Graduated Boston University with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and proceeded to work for International hotels and catering companies.
Robert is a trained classical guitarist. He has played with some world-famous musicians back in the “Hollywood days”.
After a lifetime of experience managing hospitality Robert found his home on the Gold Coast and started Main Course California.

Executive Chef

Matt Hastings

Chef Matt Hastings comes to us from Phoenix, Arizona by way of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Chef has a long and diversified culinary background dating back almost 30 years in the industry spending much of his time at upscale, private golf & country clubs with a couple of stop overs at a 4-star steak house, a full continuum care retirement community focusing on nutrition and dietary needs and fast paced restaurants while honing his skills at culinary school.  “Great food and service is really where my heart is using as much locally sourced products as possible.”  Chef also has a great passion for competition style smoking and BBQ.  “Most times, when I have a day off, you’ll see and smell something on my smoker from the front yard.  I just love the diversity and flavors of the food fresh, right off the grill.”

Sales Executive

Jennifer Dalley

Jennifer was born in beautiful Burbank California spending most her days playing soccer and hiking around California with her family. After pursuing a Psychology degree at San Francisco State University, she decided to try her hand in the hospitality industry.  She loved the diversity of people and various cuisines the beautiful City offered.  One of her favorite jobs was working in the historic Presidio District of San Francisco, The Commissary is a Spanish influenced restaurant lead by award winning Chef Tracy Des Jardins.

Jennifer decided to take her passion for food and traveling worldwide. She set out on a six-month trip throughout South America where she sailed from Panama to Colombia, made Ceviche in Peru, ate delicious Ecuadorian street food, drank Malbec in Mendoza and visited the Salt Flats in Bolivia.  She fell in love with South American hospitality and beautiful colorful culture all around her. A few years later she decided to travel through Italy and Germany to indulge in wine, pasta, cheese, beer and Futbol games.

Jennifer has always had a passion for photography and was offered an incredible opportunity to photograph weddings in the Caribbean. She fell in love picturesque beaches and the warm people of the Caribbean. She decided to make St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands her home. She worked at a local farm, managed a reef responsible Restaurant and worked on her love for photography. In 2017, After three years of paradise, two Category 5 hurricanes came through and devastated her island home. She moved back to California to spend time with her family and friends and start a new chapter.

Jennifer now works in Sales and Marketing at Main Course California where she has been welcomed with open arms! She is excited for her future at Main Course and hope to build long lasting relationships.

Wedding Consultant

Heidi Jacobson
After graduating from California State University Northridge Heidi’s event career started in Sales and Catering. Several years later Heidi transitioned into planning entertainment for events which involved Disc Jockeys, Costumed Choreographed Dancers, Bands and Video Production. Well rounded in all aspects of how to plan and expedite events, becoming an Event Planner was a natural progression for Heidi. With over 30 years in the events industry planning Mitzvahs, Weddings and Corporate Events, Heidi has brought numerous clients visions to reality. Heidi’s expert planning and managing of each event gives clients the freedom to be a guest at their own party.

Fun Fact: Many repeat clients! Heidi planned a Bat-mitzvah, Wedding and Baby Shower all for the same client. I watched this beautiful girl grow up from the age of 12 – 30 years old celebrating huge milestones in her life. I now feel like part of the family!

Inspirations: Staying on the pulse of trends is important when relating to what a client wants. I have seen many colors, and styles come and go over the years. Making sure I have the most current, professional vendors available to make sure the event runs well and has “wow” impact!

Can’t Live without: My notes and timelines. Great planning means all involved with the celebration are on the same page. This is all reviewed in great detail prior to every party.

Favorite Event Detail: An unexpected surprise. Midnight In & Out Truck, beautiful candy station or hot doughnuts at the end of the night! Yum!