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  • 22 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

James C.

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My wife and I eloped in Paris, and were looking to plan a reception for friends and family with a French theme. After trading a few messages on Thumbtack, Laura came to our home with a selection of French appetizers. With only a few suggestions from us, Laura did some research and prepared a few French dishes for a tasting while we discussing a plan for the party. We talked menu, logistics and pricing while tasting Laura's fantastic creations. We went with Laura because she shared our enthusiasm for the French theme and because she has a great attention to detail. Since we didn't plan our reception before eloping, we only had a few weeks to put everything together. Laura was instrumental in helping us plan our party for ~140 guests on such short notice. She immediately put us in touch with a rental company and prepared a list of necessary items for us to order. Laura and her staff showed up ~2 hours before the start of cocktail hour. They set up all of the tables according to our floor plan and stocked three full bars. Because of her planning and her helpful, organized and polite staff, cocktail hour and dinner went off without a hitch. The guests raved about Laura's French appetizers, entrees and desserts. After supervising the food preparation throughout the night, Laura herself came out to the dessert station to make crepes hot-to-order for our guests. This was such a nice added touch and really highlights Laura's dedication to her craft. I have full confidence that Laura can prepare any menu and any dish. She is a talented chef and, with her staff, she runs a flawless party. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her for any event, and I'd especially recommend Laura if you have something specific in mind.

Ryan M.

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I wanted to give a full throated endorsement to Laura and her excellent staff at Sunflowers Catering and Event Planning. My wife and I hired Laura on the good advice of a friend to cater our wedding party in the Brooklyn art district of DUMBO in the art gallery Smack Mellon. We could not be happier. First Laura was incredibly attentive and thorough making multiple site inspections ahead of the wedding and interfacing with the venue manager. Her preplanning and coordination was excellent. Laura runs a super tight ship and her staff were poised and on point. I grew up in the hospitality business on Martha’s Vineyard and I have catered many, many weddings. I know a well oiled machine when I see one and watching the hustle of the staff setting up ahead of the event immediately calmed my frayed wedding day nerves. I knew we were in excellent hands. Now the Food! The food was fantastic. We had a raw bar that people were raving about, the passed appetizers were delicious. It was a great feeling when dinner was served and word began to make it back to us that the guests were very happy and impressed. The cookies we asked for at the end of the night were also especially tasty. Our wedding came off like a charm, it was a great night and we owe a large part of it to Laura. I would recommend Sunflowers Catering without hesitation to anyone with an event to cater. Sincerely, Ryan Matta P.S. It is probably worth mentioning that they left the venue spotless.

Mary J.

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Laura has catered many parties for me and my family. Every meal she creates is presented beautifully and tastes amazing! We have enjoyed her specialty cakes from Communion to Graduation! Each one was personally designed. Laura recently catered a holiday party for us and once again her food was presented and served perfectly by her staff. My kitchen was left spotless and her kitchen staff and waitresses are diligent and friendly! Her expertise in party planning has been so helpful and her ideas are so creative. She pays attention to every detail and oversees every aspect from cooking to catering. Most importantly, her food is delicious!! I would definitely recommend!

  • 19 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Branford, CT

Stephanie E.

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I held a surprise anniversary party for my parents 25th anniversary. I contacted John with hopes he can provide efficient bartending and waitstaff service, and he did just that! I was impressed with the way the waitresses took over and I did not have to worry about a single thing! Bartenders Express showed up on time, provided superb service throughout the whole party, and made sure everything was cleaned up by the time our party was over. I couldn't be happier with the service provided by Bartenders Express and would highly recommend them.

Marietta V.

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Contracted Bartenders Express for my daughter's 15th birthday party (120 guests). Both John (from bartenders express) and Bridget (our bartender) were amazingly professional. Jon Hines was quick to respond to my emails and calls and made the process easy and seamless. Bridget was a punctual, professional and so kind to everyone, including the kids. Many of my guests commented on how good she was.By the end of the party Bridget had cleared everything...I did not have to do a thing! I give them my highest recommendation ! Marietta V

Sarah J.

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Fantastic! Hard-working, professional staff who were also a lot of fun to have around at our cocktail party. Would definitely recommend and will absolutely use again!

  • 11 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Westport, CT

Vanessa V.

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Jessica did a fantastic job in my husband's 50th birthday party. Before the party she was very responsive to my inquiries and promptly answered all my questions- inclusive preparing the shopping list and was very accurate on her quantities. She arrived on the scheduled time and did a fantastic job setting up the bar and getting herself organized before the guests arrival. She easily managed our 80 guests and she had no problem in staying longer than what was originally planned.

Pranav G.

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Jessica and Kelly, both did a very good job at my sister-in-laws baby shower a few days ago. They were very easy to work with, and very committed to their jobs. They were excellent behind the bar, serving food, as well as the clean-up. Also, they were very pleasant, which makes it even more fun to have them around. I would recommend them for your party/ event. - pranav gupta.

Steve R.

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I was very pleased with the service from JLS for my party, Laurie showed up on time was was very courteous and professional. I will use JLS for any events I do in the future and would not hesitate to recommend them to friends and family. Thanks Jessica and Laurie.

  • 12 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours

Les W.

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I wish I could have paid you more for the great job you did. My family loved you and can't stop talking about how much fun you were. I couldn't have made a better choice! Especially, thanks for staying the extra time and also cleaning up afterwards. The party went on for a few more hours after you left but it wasn't the same without you. I didn't expect your partner was coming with you but I'm sure glad you brought him. He was a great addition to the event. I still haven't eaten yet but I heard the food was good also. My compliments to Jeff's BBQ and his staff for an amazing job. Les

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Miss Mixology (Danielle) could not have been more professional or considerate in our interactions. Through a mixup with my husband we hired both her and another bartender for our party and didn't realize the mistake until that same afternoon. When we had to cancel our arrangement with her she was extremely gracious about it. Given all that we know about her it will be a pleasure to hire her for our next party!

Steve J.

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Dannielle provide excellent service to our guests who attended my wife's birthday party. She was prompt with her estimates and worked with me to make the bartending service exceptional! She will be hired for future events!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

Claire B.

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BEST WEDDING PLANNING DECISION WE MADE. Victoria & her team were by far and away the best decision my (now) husband and I made in planning our wedding. They were incredible professional & the biggest value add to our day. Leading up to the wedding Victoria was an absolute life savor in the process. She provided her expertise saving me countless hours in research and I knew I could trust her to put Steve and I first in her advice. She was incredible responsive & always available to hop on a call to talk through things. Our wedding turned out absolutely perfect without any hiccups as most brides warned me would likely happen, not ONE hiccup and I know it was because of Victoria. Another huge asset Victoria & her team provides is the actual day. She pulled my husband and I away at the right times giving us little breaks in the day to really take it in and enjoy each other. I can't tell you how incredible that was because it allowed my husband & I some breathing room and it made it so we didn't ever need to be rude to our guests. Since Victoria is such a well-oiled machine, the day went PERFECTLY and we couldn't be happier. EVERLASTING AFFAIRS IS A MUST HIRE & A NO BRAINER. Best money we spent. <3

Kellie R.

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Victoria and her team were such an important part of making our day perfect! I had no worries the day of my wedding because Victoria had my vision down to every last detail! Having a day of coordinator took such a load off of me and I was able to sit back and enjoy every moment with our guests! I would highly recommend Everlasting Affairs with any event planning!

Bruce L.

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I really enjoyed working with Victoria at Everlasting Affairs. She was terrific, always on top of things and calm under pressure. She helped us though some early problems we caused then everything went like clockwork. She has my vote for Wedding Planner of the year! Bruce Luberski

  • 44 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 43 min

Kathy D.

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I am writing to recommend Amazing Events as I have now used their services 4 times to enhance my parties. At each event décor and entertainment were provided to enrich our atmosphere and guest enjoyment. Marty is extremely professional and passionate about event planning and décor. His many years of experience and talent lead to help guide me to a stress free and beautiful event. Marty provided inviting balloon décor in ways of arches, centerpieces and Balloon dance floor enhancements. His decoration using Balloons were the perfect touches to the many Sweet 16’s hosted as well as for my wedding. The balloon features were interesting and all of my guests loved how different and fun as they transformed the spaces. On top of providing the décor for my events Marty went above and beyond to entertain our guests throughout the party. He is vibrant and enthusiastic about what he does and truly takes pride in his work. Marty entertained my family and friends performing magic at my events, where my guests of all ages were intrigued and amused at his act. His performances were the perfect touches to make my parties stand out and ensure everyone was having a great time. Having used Amazing Events for multiple parties I love to recommend their services to family and friends. Marty controlled all décor for my events and made me feel comfortable and confident knowing he was handling it all. I can imagine my parties without his magic acts and balloon décor, and I look forward to using Amazing Events in the future. If you are looking for a company that goes above and beyond in décor and entertainment, I highly recommend hiring Amazing Events for your next occasion.

Scott F.

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July 31, 2015 my niece was married in our backyard. We had 80+ guests. Marty was invaluable in walking us through the planning process. With his experience in wedding planning, he guided us through the pitfalls of omission and commission. With his extensive contacts he is able to provide all services necessary for a successful event. He was mindful of our budget and worked with us achieve the event we envisioned. We used friends and family for some services, such as tent, tables and chair rentals. We had our own people for Bar Service and used Marty's contact for all other catering and waitstaff. Marty coordinated all aspects of the event. On the day of the wedding, Marty and his assistant were there an hour before the guests arrived until the party was over My wife and I enjoyed the party with our guests, while Marty oversaw EVERYTHING, and took care of all glitches and kept us on schedule.Lastly, Marty is a Magician.Not just as to his planning skills, but he performs sleight of hand tricks. During the party, Marty went from table to table and astounded and amused the children and the adults with his magic tricks. All in all, it was an Amazing Event.

Jessica S.

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Marty is a amazing he brings the party to life! He did my bridal shower, my wedding, my baby showers. For our son's 1st birthday he did the balloons n carnival games n magic! He has done all my decorations n magic! He is such Ana amazing man n like I said before he brings the party to life! I recommend him forbid next party n u won't be disappointed! Thank u Marty for all u do for us Love The Samler's!

  • 13 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Aliya J.

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I feel like I could write a novel about how awesome it was to work with Tammie and the fam at Desert Vines Events. I'll just highlight some of my favorite things and give you a TL;DR - five stars---no, ten stars. Would hire again in a heartbeat, no need to look anywhere else. - Little creative details everywhere!! Hire Desert Vines if you want someone who can truly help you create a DIY wedding on a shoestring budget. I can only imagine what she could do with a full budget! - Tammie let me take the lead, even when I proposed some crazy ideas. She never shot them down, either... she'd just go through the logistics to make sure we'd thought of everything. I liked the way, when I would suggest something kinda weird, she would very gently tell me what she thought and suggest alternatives---but if I pressed on, she would step back and let me do my thing. That meant a lot to me. It was good to have someone keeping me grounded, but also who would step back and let me take risks if I wanted to. - Immediately after hiring her, Tammie quickly identified and addressed any tasks that I had overlooked or was dragging my feet on, and took care of them completely. Her doing this gave me the space to focus on my favorite parts of event planning, and allowed me to let go of some aspects that I cared less about. All the tasks she took over for me proceeded to run seamlessly at the event; I didn't have to think twice about them. - Tammie was endlessly patient and kind, even when I got stressed out. She always found a way to look on the bright side of things, which I find to be a great quality in a planner. - It was genuinely fun to brainstorm ideas with her. She's so creative and craftsy, we were able to do so much with relatively little... everything looked soo beautiful in the end. - Her crew was so sweet and friendly, and always on the lookout for ways they could help during the event. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed working with Tammie and the Desert Vines crew. What a beautiful wedding we put together. <3 Highly recommend. Couldn't have done it without them.

Kristen G.

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I just hired Tammie to be my florist for my wedding. I originally was looking for someone to help decorate at my venue the day of. Low and behold she does it all! She has been quick to respond to all my emails and texts! She made it very convenient for us to meet at a bridal show we were going to already. On top of everything, her prices cannot be beat.. What more is there to say!? Stop searching, she's the real deal!

  • 10 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 41 min

Mirjana P.

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It took only half an hour from the moment I did a search for an entertainer till the confirmation for my son's party with only 2 days of advance notice before the party. It was amazing how she handleded 12 wild 6 year old boys and kept them going with ease and fun from an activity to an activity. Super creative, diverse, fun!!!!

Esther M.

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There work made me book them . Plus when I spoke to them there very understanding about my budget and worked with me great . Can’t waitwfoe ge birthday party .

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 min
  • Naugatuck, CT

Elizabeth G.

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Starr and Skye Events displayed exceptional professionalism, patience and follow through. She demonstrates great attention to detail, adds special touches and approaches your concept with delicate candor and insight on improvements in decor and cost efficiency. It is certainly a relief when you can find an event planner that not only interacts well with you but promptly and efficiently communicates via email,phone or text messages to reassure you that everything is being handled accordingly. She demonstrated graceful patience in adapting to any changes or last minute add-ons. Her accessibility to vendors was of great assistance; her professional and cheerful demeanor towards the client and site personnel offered great insight to the kind of planner you want in charge of your event. If you have a vision for your next event, she will most certainly help it come to fruition with the greatest of ease. It was quite a pleasure working with her and will definitely utilize her again for future events. I highly recommend Starr & Skye for your one-of-a-kind event!

Yessenia M.

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Erica's attention to detail for every event is impeccable. She will dedicate herself to your event 100% and bring your vision to life. From creating customized invitations to putting together a beautifully displayed dessert table, Starr & Skye Events can do it all! You are guaranteed unique and amazing work for birthdays, weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, etc if you work with Starr & Skye Events.

Melissa L.

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She has great ideas and the talant to make the party a huge success. Easy to talk to and has a amazing amount of ideas and designs and vendors to make any party a big hit. Love working with her.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min

Rahama W.

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For my 35 birthday, I wanted to throw a huge celebration and enjoy it with friends and family. I couldn't think of anyone else to trust my special day with other than Sophia. Her level of professionalism and attention to detail surpasses any event planner I have ever worked with. Sophia not only organized a system that allowed me to be updated on a regular basis but also arranged for menu tastings, identified a photographer, decorations, and visited several venues with me prior to helping me make the right decision. She was a life saver because I am not very well organized but she made the entire process simple, easy, and fun. She took the stress out of event planning! On my big day she even surprised me with a wall of pictures and lovely quotes from my dear friends! It was a celebration to be remembered and I now trust all my event planning to Sophia & Co!

Krystina J.

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Sophia planned my and my husband's joint birthday party in July of 2015. I selected her because of her attention to detail and her organizational skills. She was responsive to our needs and executed a seemless event. Our friends and family had an amazing time and we were so impressed with her recommendations for the cake, caterer and decor items. She took the time to understand our vision and implemented it beautifully. I will definitely use her services again! Krystina Johnson

Trishala D.

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The International Development Exchange had a lovely event coordinated By Sophia and Co. I would recommend working with Sophia on a range of events - from non-profit cocktail hours, to bigger company events I trust Sophia completely. Bringing impeccable taste, patience with changing conditions, and flexibility - this was the most carefree event coordination I have experienced in over a decade.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours
  • Waterbury, CT

Aretha F.

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Jennifer Jones is the best ! Jennifer listen to every thought that I wanted for my 50th Birthday Party. Jennifer is very detail ‘ and passionate about her work . Jennifer ‘ vision ‘of what a party should look like is base on your personality ‘ which her ideas ‘ was better’ and elegant ! Jennifer has made my party a “talking smash ! Thanks 🙏🏿Jen for your talent! Love 💕 you ! 2018

Blerina D.

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Jennifer is a very nice person to work with and I am very happy how she decorated my daughter birthday party. I will refer to everyone 😊

Frances G.

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Jennifer did a great job I love everything for my daughter quince. I would hire again

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Plainville, CT

Rachel W.

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Charlene did a Great job for our babies 1st birthday. He loves Barney and unfortunately Barney is a little outdated and there's not much out there to buy as far as decorations go. Charlene actually found a big Barney Balloon, along with other things which, when the baby walked in, he went straight to it and wouldn't stop "talking" to it. :) He was a happy birthday boy!!! Charlene was there before me and had everything set up for us. We were in from out of town so that we could celebrate with family so it was a huge help to have her do this for us since we were pressed for time. She even left me things to use such as speakers for music and utensils for the food. She was a huge help and everything I needed she had! I would highly recommend Charlene. She was reliable, available and was prompt getting back to me via email and texts as questions I had would come up. She also returned towards the end of the party to help me clean up. I couldn't recommend anyone nicer or helpful with great decorating skills. Thanks Charlene! Rachel and Jayar

Denise I.

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Thank you Charlene , you did a great job on my daughters 17th birthday you put it together so nicely she loved it, we loved it, and the friends did as well. The candy Buffett was so cute and you even came through with some serving utencil that we had forgotten about. Thanx again.

  • Bridgeport, CT

Nicole T.

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I asked Cristal to throw a Quince for my cousin. She's a big Havanna Nights fan but also a glam queen so I need it to be like Cuban Hollywood. And that's what it was! Even with a run in with decor, I thought she wasn't going to be to pull it off but Cristal knows how to make magic happen. She ended up meshing the venues props from two other themed parties and spending minimal on miscellaneous things to pull it all together. From dresses, tux, choreography & menu items she pulled it off! With communication and always consulting with me before any major decisions- the party was a hit and my cousin [came in on a floral swing!!] with the biggest smile on her face. Couldn't have been happier with the job Cristal did.

Sebastian C.

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Very well coordinated and structured. Cristal makes planning stress and worry free so you can enjoy your special moment! Highly recommended!

  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 13 hours

Tom B.

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Roger and his team designed and planned my Christmas Season Wedding and it occurred on a stormy, snowy night. The setting and decor was gorgeous with all our ideas incorporated. The winter wonderland incorporated 45 lit trees, gorgeous centerpieces, cupcake tiered cake, many decorated areas, memorial tree, with hundreds of flickering candles, music, entertainment and just the best ambiance and we felt like everything was planned and handled perfectly. We had 110 guests and even the photographer was fantastic. All put together by Roger and his team. Marvelous, memorable event, as it should be.

Betsy K.

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Roger was excellent. Our reception looked phenomenal. Roger was easy to work with, always honoring our wishes and making great suggestions. He also made a point of asking about how we were doing and how the rest of the planning was going and he shared his wealth of experience with us in areas outside of decorating. Without him, our wedding wouldn't have been half as good as it was.

Joy S.

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Phenomenal person to deal with! Roger listened to what we wanted done to our home and executed the plan far beyond our expectations. Reasonably priced and a pleasure to work with!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Stratford, CT

Doug F.

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The food Emily cooked for my family was perfect. She took special precautions for my son who is allergic to peanuts, and made my daughter actually like vegetables!! The experience we have had with her has been delightful. I would recommend her creations to everyone.

Jennifer R.

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We've hired Emily on several occasions as a private chef in our home or for private parties with family and friends. The food is always out of this world! Emily is super nice, creative, flexible with dietary needs and always serves up delicious food! We love Emily!

Erin L.

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Emily is an excellent chef, and truly accommodating. She always creates wonderful meals for myself and my family. She has cooked in my home several times for small gatherings, as well as dropped off meals to go. Always delicious!

  • 7 years in business
  • Hartford, CT


We plan and do it best! Hospitality and catering in the most professional way! We work hard to make you look good.


I basically make sure that the customers don't need to worry about anything. I do it all for them. I do balloons, centerpieces, take photos and anything else to make it easier for the customers.

  • Bristol, CT


We use our network of highly skilled vendors to help achieve our client's dream, however what sets us apart from other companies is we do all the decorating ourselves. This allows us to have total control of the quality of the materials used. Allowing us to build an environment from start to finish that will achieve that ah ha moment for our clients. When our client's walk into their venue for the first time their reaction is what allows us to know we have have done our job to the best of our ability or better yet surpassed our client's expectations.


At Just Becauz, we believe that our name speaks for itself. We cook just for the love of it, it's calming and soothing just to see how raw ingredients are transformed into awesome dishes that your family and friends love to enjoy and it is with this passion and prompting from so many "Testers" along the way that we know our food/dishes speaks volumes to the hearts and souls of so many people. We specialize in Caribbean and American Cuisine and try to keep true to their origins. There are many Caribbean countries, but Patricia loves the flavors from Trinidad and Tobago, with its rich African, East Indian and European flavors and that combined with American Cuisine makes such an awesome combination to share with her clientele. Please, take a moment to browse our website, learn a little bit more about Patricia and view some of her dishes. We look forward to being of service to you! Be blessed.

  • Peekskill, NY


I am a full-service event planner. I can plan something as small as family dinners to weddings. I will help in venue and vendor selection, budgeting, planning a timeline and day-of coordination. I can be hired from start to finish or just for the day. I am enthusiastic, creative and detail oriented and love to make people smile. Through my professional life, I have helped plan forums, trade shows and client-appreciation events. I have also worked as a waiter for a catering company covering mostly weddings. I am currently planning my own wedding and have hosted many family dinners and BBQs.


Looking for fun Bachelorette party ideas and/or gifts?! Just want a fun night out with the ladies? I offer a free party with the added bonus of free products....high end bath, beauty, lingerie and bedroom accessories. I'd love to have fun with you and your friends, so contact me today!

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