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John and his team were very professional!! They performed duties beyond their scope because my event planner wasn't doing her job. They all-in-all were instrumental at making sure my guests, myself and husband were well taken care of, from bringing water and a platter of food out to us when pictures were being taken, communicating with our DJ in a professional manner which in turn prompted my DJ to make a public announcement on how spectacular J & L Catering was. If I hadn't mentioned, the food was fantastic. I had great reviews from my family and friends for days/weeks. I would whole heartedly recommend John of J & L Caterers for all weddings.Jun 22, 2018
John was amazing; he was responsive from our first informational phone call until the last box was packed and the last bag of trash hauled away. The food was outstanding; a lot of it and delicious. Presentation was beautiful, and the team he brought with him was equally terrific. It was nice to be able to mingle with my guests versus worrying about getting everyone fed. I'll definitely use J&L again for a party!Jun 4, 2018VerifiedJohn B.'s reply
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It was a pleasure to be a part of this great event! We look forward to working with you again in the future.
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- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Try to have an idea of what you are looking for before you contact a vendor (or, know what you are not looking for, which is equally important). Calling a caterer and asking, "How much does it cost to cater an event for 100 guests" is like asking, "How much does a car cost (is it a Ford or a Rolls Royce)?". There are so many variables that go into pricing - number of guests, type of food (i.e., burgers vs. lobsters, casual brunch vs. upscale, plated dinner with a cocktail hour), china vs. disposable, rentals, cocktail hours, etc., that pricing can change when any variable does. Be open to suggestions and be sure to tell the vendor what you are definitely looking for. We are so happy to help you - but we can only guess so much!
- What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?Executive Chef & Owner John Boardman has over 20 years of culinary experience. After he earned his formal culinary degree, John worked for upscale restaurants and has catered for Harvard University. In addition, John worked for Legal Seafoods, Inc., where he was a founding chef of their multi-million dollar catering division. John has also had the honor of cooking under the direction of some of the great chefs of the world, including Julia Child and Jasper White. Over the years, John has catered events for thousands of happy clients, including Former President Bill Clinton. Guests have enjoyed the unique flavors and attention to detail for which he prides himself. Johns creativity, talent and passion for food, combined with his drive to satisfy his clients, will shine through in any social event.