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My job decided to put me in charge of catering our fall employee appreciation event. I wasnât even sure where to start since I was not familiar with any caterers in the Montgomery County area. So I decided to go to the trusty internet to start my search. I came across thumbtack which is a great site by the way. You basically enter what you are looking for and like magic you start to receive quotes from different caterers in your area. Chef Kevin Reed was very prompt with his response and also included a sample menu with his quote which I thought was excellent. We conversed over email for a while and I was convinced this was the man for the job. I also was adamant about supporting a local small black business. The day of the event, He arrived on time along with his help. I told him what our theme would be and he nailed the set up perfectly. A beautiful fall theme was laid out in our employee lounge right before my eyes. The Chef and his staff were very personable and pleasant to work with. The food was hot, very good and healthy. My coworkers were very impressed with the food and service. I would definitely recommend his services. Hopefully we will be working together again soon on our company Holiday event. We have over 180 employees here and he was able to provide plenty of food and we had lots of leftovers. Kevin is top notch. Highly recommended.
Some people say one of the best gifts you can give someone is an experience. I hired Chris to prepare a cooking lesson for my Dad for his Birthday. Specifically, one that focused on soups and sauces. My Dad loves to cook but wanted some inspiration to try some new things in the kitchen. Chris was very easy to communicate with via email and phone. He went above and beyond to personalize the experience for my Dad. He was on time (how great that you can cook in the comfort of your own home) , he came prepared with all the ingredients (he shops too) and was very professional. Chris's passion for food, for cooking, and for sharing his knowledge with others speaks for itself. He set the tone for a very casual and relaxing evening. It felt like we had known Chris for years! Chris taught us how to make a killer Broccoli Soup, 2 sauces to die for (chimichurri and mushroom) that we enjoyed over a NY Strip Steak, as well as grilled brussel sprouts with bacon. We had a wonderul time and the delicious meal that we got to enjoy at the end was a bonus. Chris even brought some snacks for us to eat while we prepped our dinner and a surprise dessert. I also forgot to mention that when you are done cooking Chris cleans everything up and whisks the mess away. We cant wait to recreate that meal with the tips that Chris gave us. We look forward to using Chris's services again in the future!
THEY DID A GREAT JOB at our wedding the food was great the price was so reasonable with a high quality menu. Thanks Uncle Fred's BBQ We will be using his services in the future for other family events. Mr and Mrs Hines July 20th 2013
Chef Serge did a great job preparing hot hors d'oeuvres and mini dessert for 30 guests at our holiday open house last weekend. He arrived in advance with two women to help serve and left our kitchen cleaner than when they arrived. He was respectful of our budget, quick to answer email, and made the whole experience of working together easy and enjoyable. Among the appetizers served: Chef Serge's chicken samosas with delicious (African inspired?) filling, shrimp scorpions with spicy sauce to die for and bread pudding were the big hits of the night. Merci Chef Serge!
Richard was great to work with! The food was delicious and plentiful. In addition to a lovely spread on our dining room table and passed hors d'oeuvres, he delighted guests with hot off the stove crab cake sliders while also carving the beef! Richard provided a bartender and server, both of whom were professional and extremely competent. We felt like guests at our own party - thanks Richard!
Sandra was fantastic! I hired her to prepare a gluten-free plated dinner for my parents' 60th birthday party - 6 adults and 2 preschoolers. She was pleasant to work with and efficient as we went back and forth on details and logistics. On the day of the event, she arrived with all the materials she needed and got right to work. My family was able to hang out and enjoy each other's company as Sandra cooked, set the table, plated and served the food, and cleaned up afterwards. And the food was fantastic! My sister-in-law raved about the flourless chocolate cake with vanilla bean whipped cream, "this is the dessert I didn't know I was waiting for my whole life!" Everyone really enjoyed the cuban salad with avocado and chicken enchiladas with mexican style rice and tomatillo salsa. And there were even leftovers! When Sandra left, the kitchen was nice and tidy and all the leftovers were labeled and put away in the fridge. What sets Sandra apart is her thoughtfulness: I really appreciated that she made sure everything was gluten free and even tested the recipe out ahead of time! She brought activity kits for the preschoolers. And she brought placemats and napkin rings as well.
I can't say enough about our experience with N&M Divine! My sister is having a baby next month (and three boys under the age of 6 😳) so our family decided to contact Mary regarding our Easter lunch. Mary was very responsive and easy to work with. She asked all the right questions and delivered our lunch the day before. The ham, potatoes, vegetables and dessert were just perfect! I would highly recommend N&M Divine and am looking forward to many more of their delicious meals. Thanks Mary!
Working with EA was amazing... from start to finish. Their responsiveness, their professionalism and their vision--had me from day one. From the time of first contact, Shavonna calmed me and reassured me that EA could turn my vision into a reality. We hired EA for event design--and they did just that! Every picture I sent and every idea I conveyed was implemented to the fullest extent. EA received kudos from my venue and my wedding planner for their efficient manner for getting the job done, as well as the exquisite design details. When my new hubby and I were introduced, as we walked into the ballroom, I literally cried. As a bride, planning for months, you can never imagine just HOW it will all pull together--your vision, your ideas, your dreams--that makes you so very nervous. As we walked through the crowd to start our first dance, I remember thinking "it is literally dead-on...they nailed my vision dead-on..." I remember telling Shavonna prior that I couldn't imagine how all of my ideas would pull together--couldn't envision it... her response was "leave it to her--that was EA's job, that's why I hired them...so I could remove that concern off my plate" Once again...dead-on.... From the lanterns, to the Eiffel tower feather centerpieces, to the gorgeous linens to the spectacular feather bouquets/boutonnieres/corsages....I am forever grateful.... Many people tell you to prepare for something not to go right, or for something not to be perfect on your wedding day. However, I can honestly say, hiring EA will prove everyone wrong...your day will be amazing--far beyond what you ever dreamt possible--they will meet AND exceed your expectations! Thanks Shavonna and Jamie--you two made my fairytale wedding into a reality! Sincerely and forever grateful, Best Wishes, Andrea and Anwar
I throughly enjoyed my evening. We coordinated with 2 other couples for what turned out to be a fun cooking lesson evening. Chef Jackie was great and the food was delicious. (Everything was really good but the chocolate moose was beyond amazing.) We learned several fun aspects that I will use in the future. Would certainly recommend for a fun evening.
We hired Healthy Catering for a party at our home for 80 guests. Nasrin proposed a menu that included appetizers, entrees and desserts. Everything went well on the day of the event. Nasrin went the extra mile by making extra veg dishes that we didn't order. Our guests loved her vegetarian and non-veg dishes. Her food is wholesome and better than most restaurants that we've visited. I would definitely hire Nasrin again.
I was asked to complete the task of finding a caterer for breakfast for a corporate meeting of 80 people within 4 days and to have them deliver the food before 6am. Thomas Franklin at Columbia Chef Catering was the 3rd business I had spoke to regarding my function. He was so pleasant and when he said yes to the 5:30am drop off I was sold!! Thank you so much for all of your assistance in making our function so much more pleasurable.
Hire them now!! I can not even describe how perfect our experience with Maribel and her team! First off, Maribel and Noel were perfect right from the beginning. When I was planning I was having a hard time hearing back from vendors, but Maribel emailed at a quick pace and even gave me a personalized quote right from the beginning! At the tasting they not only provided an amazing experience with PERFECT food, they also wanted to get to know us better and told us about them. It was like having an amazing lunch with friends. They provided a TON of stuff for free or at the best cost around. We told them our colors and they ran with it. Communication with them was always quick and easy which is a blessing to a bride! Now at the wedding they made the space absolutely beautiful. I didn't tell them anything but colors and they brought so many decorations and made the space better than what I would have imagined and I didn't have to think twice about it! Since getting back we have been talking about our wedding with people and the first thing people talk about was the food. It was INCREDIBLE! Every person I've talked to actually got seconds at our wedding and the kids had a personalized kids meal! They also made sure we were served first and we had the food from the cocktail hour they saved from us, a beautiful salad, and our dinner! They made sure that we got to eat the food we paid for! We ate the left overs the next day and it was just s amazing! The team of server that they had with them were so professional and amazing. We are friends with people in the hotel banquet business, even my husband is a server, and we were all blown away by the staff. We also had a different business do our dessert and was going to charge us a cutting fee, but Maribel and her team cut our pies for free and even served them to our guest without anyone asking! Maribel and Noel are extremely kind people who are professional, excellent, and amazing people. Their team is quick and professional. We even got an email from our venue about how incredible they are! DO yourself a favor and contact them now, and you are ensured a delicious meal from incredible, professional people! Thank you Top of the City!!
Candi was great to work with. Food was delicious, especially their sushi. The cheese and fruit platter was beautiful and plentiful. Delivery was on time and the set up of the table was very nice.
Epicurean catered our office Christmas party for 2016 and the service and the food were both outstanding! The caterer arrived before the event was scheduled to begin and set up the food and by the time we were ready to eat, the food was piping hot and very delicious. There was also enough for seconds and thirds (if needed). Our office staff was very pleased and everyone enjoyed the delicious food. She also brought a complimentary cheesecake, even though dessert was not included on the menu!
Javier Zerpa, and his team at Key Ingredients Catering, exceeded our expectations. My wife and I chose their services to cater our rehearsal dinner at a private home in Alexandria, VA. Communication was excellent with Javier, as he was quick to respond to any questions we had, via email. He was also extremely accommodating when it came to tweaking the menu to fit our wants/needs. His staff was exceptional...nothing but professional, courteous and polite. The food they prepared and served was outstanding - our guests raved about the spread they enjoyed. We couldn't have been happier with our experience with Key Ingredients Catering, Javier Zerpa, and his professional staff. Outstanding!
Our daughter loved her Finding Dory cake! It was more than we had hoped for. The details were amazing, the work was of the highest quality, and it tasted as good as it looked. We got exactly what we asked for in regards to the flavors and filling. We would highly recommend one of these amazing cakes for your special celebration.
Mercedes Jo Events & Catering was so delicious, high-quality buffet for our wedding. Working with Mercedes was simple and enjoyable! With a huge variety of options,Mercedes was able to customize the perfect menu. This vendor provides first-class food and service at a very reasonable price.Mercedes is worth every penny! People are still talking about the wonderful food she prepared. I would definitely recommend her to anyone on a budget, food was delicious. I will be using her again for any future events. Thanks again
Hands down to My Ultimate Designs & Even. I hire this company for my eve and If there was 10 ⭐️ That would be definitely my rating. The level of professionalism, passion and care for her customers is above and beyond. The details were outstanding the taste of the cake was absolutely the best I’ve ever try. 100% recommended.
My experience with Secret Ingredient has been exceptional. The food was hot and delicious. The presentation of their food was on point and inviting. They showed professionalism in their customer service, politeness and cleanliness. Our Secret Ingredient has done a fantastic job.
Scott and his team created a unique fun event for my Software Engineering team. We broke up into several groups and made some simple, fun desserts. Everyone had a great time and we even learned a thing or two.
Not enough good things to say about Iyea! We hired her for our cooking needs over a period of 5 days. Eight of us flew into Baltimore for a convention and rented a house. She was very flexible and responsive throughout the process. She came early in the morning to prepare breakfast. While we ate breakfast she prepared our lunches to-go, then returned again to prepare dinner. One of the nights we had a spontaneous party of 40, and she went to Costco and handled it like a champ! She did all our shopping and majority of the clean-up as well. Her prices are incredible reasonable and her food was delicious, she has the home cooked family feel in her cooking. Thank you Iyea for feeding our souls :)