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California Connection Catering is an Indianapolis based caterer providing catering service that was founded in 1979. We have feed the Greater Indianapolis from Birthday Parties to Corporate Events to Food Festivals. Executive Chef Greg Neeley puts his spin on traditional dishes and continues to expand our ever growing menu.



Clint Hacker

Partner / Operations / Bar

Clint Hacker founded Big Papa’s Catering Spring of 2016. He has 10 years of experience with Bar Management and Bartending; Including vast experience with craft beer and craft cocktails.

He has spent the last 3 years managing the bar and assisting Greg with the kitchen operations at the Indianapolis Yacht Club. Clint also has years of catering experience working under local restaurant and catering legend Ed Knouse. In his free time he has always enjoyed cooking and event planning.

Greg Neeley

Greg Neeley

Partner / Executive Chef

Greg Neeley came on board California Connection Catering as a partner in order to step things up to the next level. He is a classically trained Chef from Fort Wayne who has worked in many from scratch kitchens.

Most recently Greg was sous chef at Black Market in Indianapolis and has worked as a chef for Big Papa’s Catering and Aramark Inc. Greg has trained under award winning chefs in France and the Midwest. He brings a love and passion for food and a desire to source locally and sustainably.

Rami Lazarus

Partner / Business Development, Marketing, & Strategy

Rami is a seasoned strategist with a background in sales, marketing, food and consulting. He has a passion for workflow development and figuring out how to leverage technology and labor to find sustainable solutions.


What Clients Say About Us

California Connection Catering is wonderful! Delicious catered food with great service and fun attitude. We had them cater in Broad Ripple and it was no problem. I would recommend California Connection Catering to anyone in the Indianapolis area who is looking for friendly local caterers.

Access Travel

I wanted to say thank you to your company. The luncheon set up was perfect. The person who delivered was efficient and swift. It was impressive watching him work! The food was excellent and the staff enjoyed the lunch and you even brought saran wrap so people could take food home that was left. You think of everything. Thank you again. It is a pleasure doing business with you.

Clarian Health Partners

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