is a catering and events company based in Los Angeles by mother-daughter duo Julie and Crystal Coser that offers event coordination and cuisine by Cordon Bleu-trained chefs. Founded in 2015, Bites & Bashes quickly became an industry leader known for its diverse range of culinary offerings and extraordinary displays. Clients include countless celebrities, President Clinton, Facebook, Apple, Uber, Beats by Dre, Nike, Porsche, and National Geographic.
Crystal has worked in catering for over a decade. After graduating from Harvard University with a degree in Economics and double minor in French and the History of Art and Architecture, she planned celebrity parties and large-scale corporate events in Hollywood for three years. Crystal also keeps her finger on the pulse of the hottest dining trends as the Associate Editor of Eater LA. She likes tequila, Tupac, and macarons.
Julie has worked in the restaurant and catering industry for the past thirty years. After operating five restaurants throughout the Los Angeles area, she went on to cater hundreds of private, philanthropic, and corporate events in the South Bay, and became known for her deftly seasoned cuisine with international flair. Julie graduated from Le Cordon Bleu with High Honors.
Bites & Bashes was honored to be profiled by Driven for Women, an empowering site that shares stories of businesswomen and entrepreneurs.
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