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J&L Catering
J&L Catering

J&L Catering

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Introduction: I truly love what I do. All of our products are made from fresh from scratch (never frozen!) and you can tell the difference! We also customize every menu to accommodate our customers' tastes and needs. We make everything from hand-cut potato chips to sushi to everything in between. When we are at an event, we pay special attention to every detail-whether its the presentation of your buffet, the food itself and/or the exceptional service, you will be thrilled with every aspect! We look forward to making your event truly memorable - including the food, service and presentation. I really enjoy helping people and making them happy with my food. Hearing, "Wow, that was the best (you name it!) I have ever had, and I have had a lot of those!" is an incredible feeling. Likewise, having someone say, "No, I don't want to try that (whatever it might be)" because he or she "does not like it" and then getting them to try that food - and then hearing them say, "that is truly incredible!" is amazing. I also enjoy the freedom and creativity that goes into catering and assisting a client with building a menu. And, getting a client walking through the door (or on the phone) with little idea of how to put an event together to the end of the event is very rewarding. Seeing their concepts come together at the end, with my help - and food!-, makes me love what I do.

Hired 82 times

1 employee

16 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, value, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

50 reviews


Kristen D.

Wedding and Event Catering

Nov 14, 2013
Julie A.

Wedding and Event Catering

J&L Catering's reply
Hello Julie, I'm glad you enjoyed the food and service. We enjoyed working with you! John
Mar 11, 2015
Melissa D.

Wedding and Event Catering

J&L Catering's reply
Thank you for your 5/5 star review, Melissa! It was great working with you!
Jul 28, 2015
David G.

Event Catering (Drop-off)

Sep 12, 2015
Daniel K.

awesome work
Jun 15, 2018


  • 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. John’s creativity, talent and passion for food, combined with his drive to satisfy his clients, will shine through in any social event.

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