The Farmers Guild Catering and Events headquarters is nestled in the heart of the Avila Valley, between Shell Beach and San Luis Obispo, at the Avila Valley Barn. Established in 1985 as a tiny apple-stand on the side of the road, the Avila Valley Barn has grown/evolved into a workable farm boasting rich seasonal crops, Sweet Shoppe, deli, and bakery. 


The Avila Valley Barn is a truly majestic site offering the classic country charm of  California’s Central Coast. Surrounded by rolling mountain ridges, oaktrees, and soft coastal breezes. Between the beauty of the Avila Valley, and the history of his family's relationship with the farm, for over 30-years, it is little wonder why Chef Jesse Smith has chosen the Avila Valley Barn as home of The Farmers Guild Catering and Events. The Avila Valley Barns and The Farmer’s Guild Catering and Events creates harmonious occasions for family and friends that capture the essence and flavor of the Central Coast. To learn more about the Avila Valley Barn site venue options please contact


In addition to catering events at the Avila Valley Barn, Chef Jesse Smith has created relationships with other captivating venues such as the Humming Bird House, Castle Noland, and Gopher Glen Apple Farm. To learn more, or book one of these venues, please click the pictured links below. 





"Ambiance is everything."

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