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Chef Rich and his great job catering our upscale BBQ! The food was amazing and Rich was great to work with!
It is difficult to put into words how grateful I am that I found North Island Catering. From the beginning to the end Allen and Christina were wonderful to work with. Allen went above and beyond what a good catering company should do. We needed a caterer for my daughter's wedding. North Island catering was one of the several companies that responded to my request on Thumbtack. When I contacted them they were very helpful and was able to give me a price within our budget. Our menu would consist of fajitas and tacos with all the fixings and would be buffet style setting. From the taste test to the wedding they were very professional and catered to all the dietary needs of our guests. Once we finalized the guest list we decided to do tacos for 50, fajitas for 90 and vegetarian fajitas for 10 people. They were able to accommodate for the vegetarian guests and the gluten free guests. Even when I forgot to mention one of the condiments we wanted Allen was on his toes. I had missed letting him know that we wanted hot peppers on the side. He thought ahead and got them anyways. I contacted him the day before the wedding about the peppers. He informed me that he had already purchased them. I was so impressed that he anticipated our needs ahead of time. They arrived at the reception on time and were all set up in the time frame that they had stated. Allen and his crew were very professional in letting the guests know which foods were vegetarian and which foods were gluten free. I received several comments from guests on how good the food was and how nice it was to have so many options for the different dietary needs of each of the guests. It made the guests feel like they were each thought of individually and that their dietary needs were important to North Island Catering. When everyone was finished eating they packaged up the leftover food for us to take home all without any disturbance to the rest of the reception going on. I was very impressed with how smoothly everything ran and how they helped make my daughter's special day a success. During conversations with Allen and Christina I got the impression that their specialty was Italian food. They did an outstanding job preparing the Mexican food we requested. I feel that they would do an outstanding job in preparing any type of food requested. I would definitely work with this company again in the future.
Wow, where can we begin in explaining how incredible Ravi and all the staff at Chic Chef have been to us. To start, Ravi was extremely responsive when we first contacted him. We reached out and let him know how large our wedding would be and set up a time to meet up and talk about menu options. We were first very impressed by the selection Chic Chef offers, and equally impressed by Ravi's calm, friendly, and professional demeanor. We absolutely LOVED meeting with Ravi every time we sat down to talk about details for the wedding because we always left feeling completely confident and reassured that everything was going to turn out just as we hoped it would. He removed so much stress from our lives while planning the wedding, I don't think there are words to express fully how grateful we feel. Now, the food. The food was outrageously good. We went for our tasting, and tried three chicken items and the veggie lasagna, several sides, and appetizers. I'm not exaggerating when I say everything was outstanding, it truly was, and my wife and I can be a little picky at times. Our only question was, "Can they really do THIS for about 200 people at our reception?" Answer: why yes, yes they could, and they did. People raved to us about the food the whole evening. It was restaurant quality, at the right temperature, and the service was above and beyond. All the staff present at the reception seemed genuinely happy, were cracking jokes with us and our family members, they were tending to each table in the most sincere way. Everyone had a fantastic time at our reception, and we have the staff at Chic Chef to thank. Going into our wedding, we didn't feel strongly at all about catering. But coming away from this experience, we get teary eyed just thinking about the work that they clearly put into making our reception perfect. One last piece to demonstrate how they go above and beyond: We ordered table clothes through an associate of Ravi the owner, and when we set up the day before we accidentally doubled up the table cloths on too many tables and we turned out being two table cloths short for our buffet tables. When I realized this, I went to Ravi in a panic, apologizing, and in the middle of everything Ravi tells me in a complete calm, "Don't worry, I've got you, this is your big day and we will take care of everything." Well turns out he paid for an uber driver to go pick up fresh linens for our massive buffet tables on the spot and had everything set up to perfection well before the reception started. I don't know what else I can say, except that I recommend Chic Chef for any event you plan on catering. This is a company run by flat out good people. And we feel amazing that we chose them for our big day. Thanks to you guys from the bottom of our hearts.
Joseph was wonderful every step of the way. From prompt messages on the website to hand delivering and setting up a hot meal. Everyone loved the food, especially the stuffed pork tenderloin! I would definitely recommend Inglenook catering to anyone!
Great Job catering our Annual Auction Event with 150 guests! Thank you to you and your staff for your great food and services!
The catering service Just a Bite is owned & operated by a family who has decades of experience in the Chicagoland food industry and top restaurants. They know every recipe from any restaurant and probably make it better! They've catered small birthday parties and larger surprise events for us during the last 10 years. Everything is always delicious, affordable and easy to eat while guests are milling around. They bring everything and are dressed appropriately for an event even during set up. Super friendly owner who is easy to deal with if you have guests with finicky dietary requirements or substitutions. My advice is to get a price. Just a Bite has the price we need while still wowing our guests who always ask for the name of the caterer.
Gracious and her crew came in and took over. They really allowed me to enjoy my party and looked for ways to help out, above and beyond what was expected!
This was my first time hiring a caterer, and I was not disappointed. This was also my first time using Thumbtack. Had never even heard of it before googling “caterers near me”. Carol of Food with Flair did a wonderful job catering a family outdoor BBQ at my home for my dad’s 90th birthday. We had 25 people in attendance, and many commented on how good the food was. She was very responsive from the moment she and I were matched through Thumbtack, all the way through my event. She helped plan the meal, making suggestions on food items that were popular at other BBQs she had catered; arrived promptly the day of the event with much of the food prep completed and the remainder completed once she arrived; provided the warming trays, serving dishes, and serving utensils; grilled the meat (hamburgers and chicken) on my Weber grill; set up the serving table; had the meal ready in a timely fashion; put away leftovers for me; and left my kitchen clean. She also was able to work with dietary restrictions. She offered to provide paper goods and make arrangements for other supplies (e.g. canopy), which I declined. She brought two pineapple upside down cakes (my Dad’s favorite), and because we had neglected to discuss which of us would provide the candles, she decided to play it safe and brought a “9” & a “0” candle for one of the cakes. For the other cake she had a friend create a diecut that read “Happy 90th Birthday” in colors that coordinated with the cake. It was a nice, thoughtful surprise. While I had thought about asking whether she offered tastings, I didn’t due to the small size of my party; the short time frame between booking the party and the event itself; and her experience as an executive chef. I trusted that the food would be good, and it was. But I can’t share whether she offers tastings or not. My husband and I were very pleased with the service Carol provided and would definitely use her again.
I just love this company because of the food and the owner's talent, service and energy. Dave's company was "born" out of a family interest in great food and authenticity. I see that in the catering done by Showthyme in every way. Not only is the food great but the presentation is wonderful as well. Will use with any opportunity I have. Recently we used for an event bringing together new prospects for our board and company- went flawlessly.
I am so thankful and pleased with Baileys Catering. I had the pleasure of obtaining their service for a graduation brunch at my home. I must say the quality of the food and service was excellent. They set the tone and ambiance for my family upon their arrival to my home.
Catering date hasn't come up yet, so can only rate on communication and planning portion
Jessica and her team recently catered a to-day event for our team and knocked it out of the park! From the timeliness of the delivery to the quality of the food, everything was fantastic! The taco-bar on day 1 was a huge hit! They made sure we had nice utensils and nameplates for all of the ingredients so everyone knew what they were having and if allergens would be an issue. Thank you for your thoughtfulness, attention to detail, and delicious catering!
My husband and I worked with Mya through Chic Chef Catering and loved her immediately! She was really amazing to work with and helped a lot with our budget. She was very responsive with communication and very professional through everything. We would definitely recommend working with Mya with any event. She makes you feel like her family and is always willing to cater to anything you need. Great personality and great communication!
I highly recommend Phylclay's catering, the service was prompt the food was delicious very well assembled.
Chef Wood prepared a generous spread of heavy appetizers for my birthday party. Food was absolutely delicious and creative. Beautiful presentation, ample portions. Professional service and friendly deameanor with all guests. Everyone raved about the catering and he left with several referrals.
We live near Frato's and when our son was graduating, he wanted Frato's to cater it. We knew they have great pizza, but we never knew they have an even better catering team. I have a million questions and Michael answered every single one of them promptly and with detail! He helped me decide on a deluxe pita package, delicious Mac n Cheese and out of this world brownies when I was going to go the boring route of more traditional mostaccioli and beef. I'm glad he encouraged me to try something different. That wasn't the best part though. We learned that Frato's teaches culinary students how to run a restaurant (I'm not on facebook but I guess everyone knew about this but me). All the delivery drivers are actually culinary students. So they came in their professional chef coat and set everything up for us. I'm not used to such pleasant and professional delivery drivers. Amazing work and I wish every business was as detailed as Michael/Frato's. He told me he'd make it stress free and I'm a worrier, but it was as stress free as possible for me!
We had Black Fodder cater our wedding reception last month. Their coffee was phenomenal!! It was the best cold brew we have ever tasted. All of our guest were raving about how good it was. The high quality teas (they were phenomenal too) really added to the experience since not all of our guests were coffee drinkers. They definitely thought of all the details! Their presentation was professional yet down-to-earth, from the glass wear to the full service bar that they brought to the venue. We highly recommend them for any event. You won't be disappointed.
The food and service were amazing. Will definitely be using J’s Catering again.
Alvin did an incredible job creating the most wonderful dinner party for me and my girlfriends! The food was delicious, the presentation was phenomenal and the service was exceptional! I highly recommend him for his innovative fusion style cooking and ability to craft a magical experience!
The menu flowed perfectly as did the actual food set-up. They say you eat with your eyes first and therefore your food should be pleasing to the eye. It was great to see that the food not only looked amazing, it was delicious. A1 Event Catering provided a wonderful experience!
Catered a birthday brunch for my mother. Food was amazing and all the guest couldn’t stop talking about it.
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