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The food was Fabulous. The caterer was late and didn't tell me that she doesn't provide heating trays or any utensils etc. I didn't ask about those things because all the other caterers supply them and I just assumed she would as well. Otherwise, Ellen is a very nice person and did a great job. I was happy with the food and service.
I hired Santisi Bartending to bartend my engagement party. The party was at a catering call, but I wanted a bartender with more experience then the bartenders they had on staff. Matt did not disappoint. He helped suggest drinks, provided martini glasses, and kept the guest happy all night. Will definitely hire again.
The day before my daughter's 2nd birthday, I spoke to Charly, having decided last-minute to throw a small and casual afternoon party and looking for something a notch up from warming up Trader Joe's hors d'oeuvres. It ended up being a happy miscommunication, as Charly nailed it out of the park, and in speaking to him for a few minutes, I decided to give him some license to "do his thing." We truly did not expect the level of class, quality and utmost professionalism he brought to our home the next day. Not to mention, he managed to shop for all the fresh ingredients and items with less than 24 hours' notice for 20 adults and 10 kids ranging from 1-4 years old. We and all the guests commented on the quality and freshness of food (immediate eyebrows of approval at the mention of Paisanos, where he purchased the lamb chops!). He brought all the ingredients, prepared and served invisibly and quietly while the party (chaos with the kids) raged on, and then cleaned up the kitchen impeccably before he left. This was all the more impressive given that our kitchen and resources were pretty minimal -- he was able to work with what we had in terms of serving platters and ware. Charly is great fun to work with, while being truly a top-notch professional. Thanks again, Charly.
Chris catered a dinner party at my apartment and everything was top notch. He arrived promptly, had enough time to get organized before the guests arrived, and looked very professional. The presentation of the food was as delicious as it tasted. My friend helped organize the menu and every course was more delicious than the next. I look forward to having him caterer more frequently, as well as teach cooking classes. Chris' professionalism and attentiveness was incredible. Thank you again for a wonderful evening!
I was looking for a caterer for my birthday party, a cocktail party with passed hors d'oeuvres for 35 people in my NYC apartment. I found Lauren (Bacco Catering) here on thumbtack, and decided to give her a call. I liked her immediately, and hiring her company turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made! Lauren was extremely professional and responsive throughout the entire process. She described her services accurately and was very patient and flexible while we decided on the menu and everything else. She was the only one of 4 caterers I spoke to who was willing to do a site visit prior to the party, which was very important to me. Her company is very service oriented, and it's obvious that she treats all of her clients VERY well whether its a big or small function. She delivered exactly what she promised, and my party was outstanding! Her food was delicious and beautifully presented. She put together an outstanding team for my party--they were EXTREMELY attentive to all of my guests, who are still talking about them! No one had an empty glass for long, and they were so polite and professional and operated seamlessly and efficiently, in a small space too. They cleaned up very well and left my apartment in excellent condition. Lauren and Bacco catering exceeded my expectations in every way. She is a true professional, and I would definitely hire Lauren/Bacco Catering again for future parties. I recommend them HIGHLY to anyone looking for a caterer!
Tamara Shenkle was fantastic to work with. From start to finish, Tamara professionally brought me through the process of planning our marriage celebration NYC cocktail party. From the delicious menu (the guests raved perfectly bite sized hors d'ourves), cocktails & bar (she handled everything) to the handling of a lovely prosecco toast for fifty of our closest friends. Amoraco's food was fresh, exquisite, the glass and serving ware completely taken care of and the staff gracious, skilled and friendly. Thank you Tamara for catering our party. We and, again, the guests gave you and your team heartfelt compliments. P.S. Thank you for leaving the place so clean - our host appreciated it! I highly recommend Tamara and Amoraco for anyone reading this post.
Last weekend I hosted a 50th Anniversary Dinner Party for my parents. Chef Dan worked with me to put together a menu that would satisfy both the adults and the teenagers in our large family. The food was amazing, each course topping the one prior and the servers he brought were fabulous as well. It was an important evening for my parents and Chef Dan made it a night to remember. I would highly recommend him and hope to hire him again in the future.
We worked with Katherine Fonsella from DeCicco events and cuisine and she was WONDERFUL. We were planning a pre-wedding dinner for about 100 people in the Tarrytown area, but we live in Northern California. We did not know any venues or caterers or suppliers. Katherine helped us find a great, unusual loft venue, arranged all the decor, tables, lighting, and set up the catering from DeCiccos. The staff were excellent, the food was very good, everything went off perfectly. We are so appreciative of all that Katherine did to make our event wonderful!
I contacted Adolfo Silverio of Manjar Boutique Catering to help me with a cocktail party for 80 people last weekend. Because I was planning from a distant city, I was understandably nervous about getting everything arranged and accounted for. From the very first email, Adolfo put my fears to rest. He was very professional, answered all of my questions and made suggestions of things I had not even thought of. He did two walk throughs of the venue beforehand, suggested furniture arrangement, and had everything planned before the night of the party. The party itself was a breeze for me--the food was unique and delicious, the staff was right on top of things (as hostess, the staff made sure my wine glass stayed full--I never had to excuse myself to go to the bar), and everything flowed smoothly. The whole experience was exceptional, and the best part was Adolfo's timely communication--if he said he would phone me at 5 pm, the phone rang at 5 pm. All my emails were answered promptly, and as I stated before, this all went a long way towards making me feel like the party would be a great success--and it was!
My experience with LCI Caterers was out of this world amazing. Joe was on time his staff was diligent and professional the food was on point. All of the guests could not stop raving about how amazing the food was. If I could I would give LCI Caterers 10 Stars. I just can't think Joe enough for his amazing job and the staff we will always be thankful to you Joe
Chef Erika is amazing! I hosted a dinner party for 12 friends this week,,,, Chef Erika's recipes were so delicious and beautiful,,, She went the extra mile to make sure everything was perfect! Erika is a lovely person, who took the time to plan a wonderful menu with me,,,I loved my experience and will call her back for my next party! I feel very lucky to have met her,,, Thank you Chef Erika! Terri
My husband and I hosted an intimate birthday dinner party for our daughter, her boyfriend and guest visiting from Belgium and a couple of close friends. Each of them enjoyed the salmon and lamb chops, the presentation of the appetizers and salad was great. We had a great experience with Chef Aless. We would definitely consider her again for future events. Leila and Gerhard Mueller
Our elegant dinner party with close friends exceeded all my expectations. Chef Martin is a true gem! The food was amazing and the service outstanding. Everything from the appetizers to dessert was so delicious. Chef Martin’s talent and experience were evident and my guests were blown away. Thank you, Chef Martin! We look forward to welcoming you back to our home soon!
I was desperately looking for somebody to help with my daughter's 21st birthday party and only had two days to organize the entire thing. I posted a request on Thumbtack and Tyler (as well as other providers) contacted me. Based on what I read about the different options I selected Tyler's company, and I am very happy I did. He was simply outstanding. Within a few hours he came up with a menu of cocktails (named after my daughter), he took care of all the logistics (including insurance), and recruited the necessary personnel to cater the party. My daughter said that it was a memorable experience and the quality of the service was top notch. Both my daughter and I would recommend Tyler's services without any reservation.
Chef Stenseth and his crew did an awesome job catering my party. The food was absolutely scrumptious and everything was artistically and beautifully presented. They were highly professional, gracious food preparers and servers who made the party a great success. Chef Stenseth kept in touch during the planning and leading up to the party, communicating everything so I knew what to expect. He worked very hard to meet all of my requests and succeeded. My guests were all wow'ed and I was, too. I can't recommend S.G.S. Catering highly enough!
The food was amazing!! The set up was good, the food was not a warm as exected and the only dissapointment was that there was not enough food. I twas wmore like a party for 20 people and not 45. Other than that no complains!!!
Prior to working with Melissa, she was very responsive. She was comfortable responding over text, email and phone. She gave me ample time on the phone so that I could get to know her before coming to our house. Additionally, Melissa was patient as I tried to figure out the menu for the actual event. On the night of the event, Melissa came over to the house. We were staying at a rented home that had limited supplies. Melissa was not at all thrown off by this, and she had brought all of the materials she would need to cook with. While Melissa was happy to cook in the kitchen alone with her assistant, she was extremely social with the other members of the party (there were seven of us); and was happy to share what she was cooking, how she was doing it, and answering any questions people had. A mixed gender bachelorette party, Melissa was really able to understand the energy of the space, and was even willing to take pictures of our group before she left! The food she made was absolutely delicious and she was able to find a good balance between feeding everyone without having too much food left over. I would definitely hire again for another event!
Our experience with Harvest Specialty Catering and Jason was all that I could ask for. We chose this company for our daughter's barn wedding. Initially, Jason was willing to work with us for a limited portion of our event, something many caterers are NOT willing to do. After time (and a taste testing!) we opted to use him for all but dessert (we had a friend doing the cake.) We so appreciated his flexibility and willingness to work with us. He accommodated us and our changing needs at all points of our journey, even in the midst of his own challenges with equipment issues. We never knew about his difficulties until later, and not from Jason but the venue staff, as he and his crew pulled off a wonderful dinner. Our wedding guests were very complimentary of the food. On every level, we were thrilled with our choice. I would highly recommend this company for your event, whatever it may be.
We used Brenda for a small dinner party of about 20 people over a few hours. The food was delicious. Brenda was very receptive to providing an alternative choice for our diners that preferred fish, and also accommodated us because one diner had a shellfish allergy. She and her servers were very gracious and helpful, and Brenda always greeted our requests with a smile. If I had to offer one suggestion for improvement, I would have liked more of a guide for portion sizes. However, all of our guests enjoyed themselves, so the evening was a success.
I recently hired Cornbread26 to catered a cocktail party for 50 people. I was so impressed with food and overall service. They were able to meet all my needs helping make my event a true success. Thank you Cornbread26! Alan Kempske
A perfect venue for an intimate cocktail party. Great service, great food, perfect space. Pam, the Catering Manager, made the planning experience stress free. Guests were extremely complimentary ... Couldn't have been more pleased!