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She was on-time, friendly and accommodated a few off-collar hors d'oeuvre menu requests. She explained the dishes as she served them and even threw in an additional appetizer for good measure. The only minor drawback is that she had another even scheduled right after this event, so people felt a little rushed during dinner and dessert. I'd work with Ellen again in a heartbeat. Recommended? Highly.
Matt was great for my event. From the start, he was very responsive and helped provide the list of what to buy. He also alleviated some of the planning by catering the appetizers which made it super helpful. We hired 1 server and 1 bartender-- which we definitely should've hired one more person for the amount of guests we had-- but the two were super helpful. Even when it was down pouring, Matt continued to help and serve guests. I would absolutely recommend Matt. If you are even thinking about having servers at your event, definitely go with Santisi Catering!
Chef Charly did a fantastic job catering a dinner I hosted at my home for 20 people. He cooked several delicious French dishes, delivered them on time and was very easy to work with. I highly recommend him.
It was my wife's birthday dinner, and kids and I asked Chef Chris to come help us cook. Kids (ages 9.5 and 8) had a blast learning from Chef Chris! We had wonderful time and great memories were made. The kids were so excited, Chef Chris was very hands on - guiding them and keeping the excitement up, and getting them to cook several pizzas, soup, and a yummy dessert (including home made whipped cream). Highly recommend as a fun family bonding time that includes learning how to make a delicious meal and then enjoying the meal together!
I found Bacco Caterers on Thumbtack. I was impressed with the five stars and the reviews, so I contacted Chef Lauren to begin to see if she was the caterer for usand was she ever! Joyce and I wanted to include our friends and family in our marriage anniversary celebration in our Brooklyn home. We are novice Open House hosts and Lauren advised us re details we would never have thought of, including in our menu selections. Her staff, chef Amanda and sous chef Laura, created freshly made hors dhoeuvres in our kitchen as the party occurred, superb finger food that was varied, interesting, and delicious! People, including us, loved it. The servers Karen, Tony, and Kevin, and bartender Elroy were unobtrusively attentive and friendly to our guests. Our party took place on two floors and the yard, and the staff kept the food appearing and the empty glasses disappearing with seeming effortlessness. Many guests commented on how comfortable they made everyone feel, contributing to the general sense of joyousness. In spite of our request for no gifts, or perhaps because of it, many of our 50 guests brought flowers. As soon as I was handed the bouquets, Tony would appear and would arrange them in vases I had directed him to when flowers first arrived. I was free during the whole party to visit with my friends and family. I, who am not a party-person, enjoyed myself fully during this celebration, and I am grateful to Chef Lauren and her staff for the many ways (including a fantastic clean-up) they helped make that possible. Inez
Chef Wayne hands down provided my " now " Fiance and I with one of the most fantastic meals we have ever had. The seared steak was cooked to perfection and the onion jam on top of it, wow, feLt like I could eat it with anything. So delicious! Chef was also generous enough to record me proposing to my girlfriend. We ended the night with our families surprises my girlfriend and the chef had dessert for 10 and champagne already prepared just waiting for the cue.5 stars around the board. Can't wait to have another meal!
I used Tamara for my engagement party and she was fantastic! I had about 60 people and we started with passed h'ourderves during a cocktail hour in one room (she provided the staff and a bartender). While this happened she was setting up the buffet dinner in another room. She let me know when it was ready and then (timing was flawless) we moved into the second room for dinner. My friends and family raved about the food, which included gluten-free and vegan options as many had dietary restrictions. We had a French theme as I had gotten engaged in France and Tamara worked with me on a French menu, including a delicious chocolate-hazelnut crepe desert with fresh berries. She was totally on-point with timing, presentation, and professional execution, including proactively handling things like insurance with the building so it wasn't a hassle for me. The reason I initially chose her was because she was more reasonable than the other bids I received for caterers in New York but she offered identical services to what they had proposed and she went the extra mile the day of the event. I will definitely be using her again and I would highly recommend her to anyone. I am still receiving compliments on her food and the friendliness/professionalism of her staff.
Couldn't have asked for better help at a small dinner party last night. He jumped in to take over the prep work when I was scrambling to finish getting ready for our guests, was a pro behind the bar, set up a great buffet dinner, added little extra touches to jazz up dessert, and then left a clean kitchen behind. Highly recommend Rich and plan to use him again in the future!
We had a 50th Anniversary party for our friends in our yard and it was perfect. From the beginning Francesca helped us plan the menu, including taking into account all dietary restrictions, coordinate the tent and all needed party rentals. She answered every question and all the changes needed. They arrived exactly on time the day of the party to set it up the whole evening was perfect, changing some placements and keeping the party going without any break. Francesca and Ashley worked the party, once the setup was complete, and were so perfect. The food was displayed beautifully, they set up the bar as requested and even though we did not ask for service directly to the tables they came around at different times to see what guests needed, especially some older ones. An unexpected very short rainfall had them bring the coffee, tea and desserts to the guests to keep it out of the rain. The cleanup was impressive and perfect, they even washed the kitchen floor at the end! We loved it as did our guests and the food was delicious!!!! Everyone requested leftovers. I have shopped at DeCiccos for years and this will only keep me coming back. Thank you!
Adolfo and his over the top staff catered an event for us. We were very pleased with how fresh and tasty everything was from the appetizers to dessert. The staff was incredibly on point from the minute they arrived. Last but not least the communication was excellent!!! We will definitely do business again. Thank you so much for making everything look so easy and elegant.
working with Michael was easy and seamless. The food was great, everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Michael was professional, helpful and went out of his way to make sure our first annual event went off without a hitch! Hightly recommend Festive Food Caterers!
Booked chef Aless for a private dinner on my home for 12 guests. We decided on a menu but of course I changed my mind a few times on items up until the last minute. She was nothing but gracious and professional each and every correspondence and truly worked magic with accommodating the menu to my guests allergies. The actual dinner full course with dessert was to die for. This will be my only private I hire going forward. Thank you chef Aless!
We could not have asked for a better experience. Tyler was extremely attentive prior to our event and fielded my (many) questions with diligence and patience. The day of event, he went above and beyond all expectations. He went so far as to bring little signs, candles and flower petals to make the dessert arrangement more beautiful than I could have imagined. Him and Josh, the second bartender, were incredibly personable with our guests and made sure everyone was happy and taken care of. HighLife takes absolutely all of the stress out of planning a big party at a very reasonable price. I would recommend Tyler and his team to anyone.
We hosted an in home birthday dinner evening for 10. Oscar arrived early and it felt like they weren't even there. They had all of their necessary materials, serving items etc. My son wanted to watch and they were really nice about that. My husband wanted to discuss wine pairings and Oscar was so good at discussing the options. Dinner knocked it out of the park. We dined on carrot ginger soup, octopus salad, crab stuffed some, and a decadent dessert. We served a decadent meal to meet my husbands desire for his birthday dinner and it was perfection. My 3 and 5 yr old participated and the soup and Octopus disappeared in seconds. The entire menu was more than we discussed and surpassed our expectations. Will definitely hire Oscar again!
Melissa was great. We had an in-depth conversation up front about our dietary restrictions including a shellfish allergy, a gluten sensitivity, and a dairy sensitivity within our party. Overall, we were aiming for a vegan meal. She worked with us and gave us multiple suggestions on dinner options based on our likes and dislikes. She even came by the house to provide samples of her dishes before the event. The night of the event, she did a great job executing appetizers, dinner, and dessert. The food was delicious and she left our kitchen in better shape than she found. I highly recommend Melissa as your next personal chef!
Chef David was absolutely fabulous at my dinner party of 6 people. Everyone loved the food from the appetizers all the way to the dessert. He shopped, cooked, served, explained each dish and cleaned up. It was wonderful to host a party and not have to do anything but enjoy my guests. I will absolutely use him again and highly recommend him.
I don’t usually dole out 5 star ratings but it is well deserved here! Eleni was a monumental part of planning my son’s first birthday party. It was a football themed party for approximately 100 people. Despite some challenges with vendors, Eleni out did herself with planning and decorating the space, in addition to making and setting up the items for the dessert table! Everyone loved it and I received so many compliments! Eleni was a pleasure to work with, she was super responsive and always kept in touch with updates (no matter what time of the day or night) I am especially grateful to have had her by my side throughout the event to give me gentle reminders to keep us on schedule with my specific timeline! Eleni’s event planning services are reasonable and I would highly recommend her for any event planning, decorating and dessert table needs! I cannot thank her enough for the excellent job! Shami
I loved having Cornbread26 cater my party! Claude and Craig were wonderful to work with, gave great menu suggestions for my budget, had great communication and delivered everything on time. But most importantly the food was delicious! Everyone raved about it - I can't wait to have them cater my next event. I highly recommend them - they make it easy and delicious.
Bella Couture Events helped make my wedding epic! She went above and beyond her call of duty to insure we had an amazing and stress free night. She was super responsive from our initial contact. So responsive that we were sometimes the ones taking long to get back to her lol. We had already hired our vendors (caterer, bar services, DJ, decorator, officiant, cake) but Bella Courture coordinated everything and communicated with all the vendors. She went through a walk through a month before our event and helped create a detailed schedule of events made sure everything was on time. She spoke with vendors and helped smooth out any confusions weeks before the wedding. One the day of there were no worries. She had an assistant that was great and tended to things as well. When our MC got a flat on the way to the wedding she stepped right in and even MC’d the reception. Incredible! She was super professional and helped us with every aspect of day of coordination. She helped my bride change into her second dress and even helped clean at the the end of the night even though that wasn’t in her job description. She’s just amazing and we have been gushing about her every day. I’d hire her a million times over!
It was an amazing experience having Milt, Janet and their crew as our caterers. They arrived early to set up and be prepared for our guest. The food was AMAZING!!!! I cannot get over their stuffed mushrooms, those delicious little chicken quesadilla, OMG the shrimp cocktail...I can sit here and name every single dish we ordered and tell the world what an amazing experience it was for my taste buds and my guest will say the same. I will continue to work with Studio Event Staffing for all my future events. Not only were they professional, they were very friendly and warm--they have an awesome team put together!!
Jennifer has been extremely responsive and accommodating in fulfilling my individual needs/wants. The meals are delicious and the right portion size, very fresh. Well done!!