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Lori Rizzo Events
Lori Rizzo Events

Lori Rizzo Events

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Introduction: Lori Rizzo Events is a professional event planning, catering and personal chef company that focuses on the design, coordination, and production of premier events. One of our main goals is to offer each client world-class customer service, an experience that is unique, flawless and unforgettable. Our professional expert design experience ensures your event will be an exciting and fond memory in the hearts and minds of you and your guests. The coordinated meticulous attention to detail and imagination put our signature events in a class of their own -- driven by our passion and dedication to results. We can do as much or as little as you like, from menu design, event location, rentals, staffing, invitations, centerpieces, floral design and entertainment to seeing to every last detail of your event decor. We are the solution for all your full-service event planning and management needs. Whether an intimate dinner for two, a special anniversary, your child's first birthday, your company's annual dinner party, the wedding celebration with 200 guests, or an opulent corporate gala for 1000, we will help you create an exquisite social gathering that will be remembered for years to come creativity -
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Hired 78 times

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20 employees

26 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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Christina S.

Wedding and Event Catering

Lori's team - Cindy and Ben - were simply incredible. Every step of the way was a great experience: from designing a unique menu with Lori in preparation for our micro-wedding in our own home, communication leading up to the event, arrival and set-up by Cindy and her team, the absolutely delicious food cooked by the team, to managing everything during our wedding, and leaving our home spotless clean - it was perfect. Cindy and Ben even stopped our dog from eating our whole wedding cake (he got a few licks). The best thing was that Lori's team worked with our schedule, communicated clearly without ever intruding in our celebrations, made adjustments to how they served the food, and managed our champagne toasts, our cake-cutting (and serving), and cleaned everything whenever they had a free minute. I can't stress enough how professional Lori's team was, and how friendly, forthcoming, helpful, and stress-free they were. They made our micro-wedding special. The food was absolutely incredible, high-quality, delicious and tasty, everything was cooked (and served) to perfection - exactly how we imagined it. THANK YOU to everyone - Lori, Cindy, Ben and her team, who helped make our day unforgettable.
Aug 4, 2020
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Fion S.

Personal Chef

Lori and team did a wonderful job for my party of 12. It was for a private birthday dinner at an Airbnb we rented. They were accommodating with the change in times, personal touches to the menu and in person adjustments. They were super polite and responsive. They help set up the table with decorations we brought, the placement of the food was beautiful and the food itself was incredible!!! Everyone loved the meals, it was like a five star restaurant at the comfort of our own private space. I would highly recommend her and her staff to anyone. They also kept well within COVID guidelines, super professional. Made my day absolutely special and would never forget!
Lori Rizzo Events's reply
Thank you so much for the feedback You too were a breeze to work with. So happy you enjoyed it!
Oct 19, 2020
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Chastity M.

Wedding and Event Catering

I work for a large apartment community. We decided, very last minute, to host a catered BBQ for our residents and were scrambling to find a caterer with about 2 weeks to pull everything together. I managed to find Lori on Thumbtack and she was immediately very responsive and professional. She set up a great menu for our residents and gave us an unbeatable price. The day of the event, there was a little miscommunication on what time we were to start (this is why I did not check punctuality, I wanted to be honest, but also emphasize that it was a misunderstanding and not just her staff showing up late). Her staff got here with less time than planned to set up and start cooking and they FLEW getting everything set up and ready to go. In the end, we were only behind by about half an hour and no one seemed to really notice or mind. The food was delicious, very high quality, and her staff was amazing, very efficient, kind and professional. I cannot say enough good things about this experience and would highly recommend Lori for any sort of catering event. She knows how to take care of her customers! Thank you so much Lori for making this a memorable event for our community! If we do decide to cater another event in the future, we are definitely coming back to you!
Sep 1, 2018
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Janet F.

Event Planning

Lori, her partner Sam and her staff made my small event seamless. Lori and I were able to effectively communicate via email and text a half a dozen times in the span of 17 days which proved a tremendous value for me in terms of my time and energy. The team were prompt, professional, friendly, anticipated my needs and stayed on top of everything all night. They met and exceeded all my expectations and received rave reviews from my 50 guests. Chef Jim and Crew Debbie and Jim - I welcome you back anytime. It was so much fun to work with you. Chef Jim - The food and presentation was awesome and abundant. Thank you! Debbie and Jim - thank you for staying on top of the time and making it effortless for me to stay on schedule and stlll be able to enjoy the party with my guests. I look forward to working with all of you again.
Mar 18, 2018
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Christopher C.

Event Catering (Drop-off)

Lori Rizzo was a pleasure to work with from the first second of our conversation through many twists & turns in the catering job (including 3 changes of venue) up until the excellent food and service she provided at the event. This was for a large anniversary party of 300+. Lori helped us design a delicious and cost-effective menu, working with our budget but putting the satisfaction of the guests as a top priority as well. She provided excellent and plentiful appetizers and desserts for our guests. Through the various venue changes, we had to keep altering the menu, but she was always patient and solved every problem. She was very responsive via email and phone, and I was never for one moment worried that she wouldn't come through with excellent catering services. She had solutions to all of our various challenges in an unconventional space with last-minute changes. I would strongly recommend her to anyone and everyone.
May 8, 2017
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    read read read all trade magazines; conferences and food shows

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    Love this work and always have

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