Michael's Event Catering LLC

Vincentown, NJ

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Michael Brown, the dedicated owner and chef of Michael's Event Catering, was born in southern New Jersey and has been cooking for over 12 years. He received an Associates degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University. Michael has also worked for various esteemed catering and banquet companies. After studying and traveling extensively, Michael decided to open his own business committed to taking care of the one thing that all of the other companies forget about: the customer. Together we combine expert planning and service to make your event memorable, relaxing, and just as incredible as the food itself. We also offer a variety of handmade fruit centerpieces, fresh baked goods, and decadent chocolate creations. We can work with you to help you stay within your budget.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

To put it simply, it's having people taste my food and to see them enjoy it. Also, witnessing all the different events, from catering birthday parties, out door BBQs at family reunions, or even the elegance of a wedding and seeing so many good people enjoying themselves.
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Vincentown, NJ 08088

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12 Reviews
  • Jeremy M. Dec 2, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Expertise and value - a great caterer!
    Michael has a great product and is incredibly flexible. He provided catering for a 400 person 4 day conference, and we had glowing feedback from our attendees. We couldn't be happier!
  • Yolanda R. Jun 21, 2014
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    I was so happy that I hired Michael Brown. He was professional, fully prepared, prompt and the food bountiful and delicious. The guest all commented on how much they enjoyed the food and asked for his number. I had my own cake, even though it was not part of his package Michael stayed after his time was up, waited for photographer then cut & plated the cake for me as a favor. I would definitely recommend Michael for your future event. Thanks Michael for all your help! Yolanda & Kurt
  • Eliana L. Apr 30, 2014
    Upon meeting Michael, we felt very discouraged about hiring a caterer for our wedding. We were not going the traditional route, and using a catering hall. Michael put us at ease, and assured us that he would be able to do the job. After our tasting, we knew that he was our guy! (everything was delicious). He was warm, friendly and allowed us to create a menu according to our taste and budget. 
Throughout the planning process, Michael has had exercised a lot of patience and devoted much time with us. He visited, contacted and researched the venue, which we really appreciated. We kept in touch via emails and telephone, since we live all the way on Brooklyn. Michael walked us through the whole way, and never dropped the ball. The day of our wedding, Michael and his team were very professional and attentive. The servers were all in uniform, and looked great. The tables, silverware and bars were set up as we discussed, and the bare space now looked like a wedding venue. He even provided another bar he built, which looked fabulous! Cocktail hour went as planned, and our guests raved about the hors d’oeuvers we picked (they were chasing down servers!). Since we had our wedding on Good Friday, Michael made sure we accommodated our guests and offered a delicious vegetarian option along with the menu we already provided our guests. Our guests were more than happy with their meal, and Michael’s mini dessert trays were a big hit. Overall everything went as planned, and we owe it all the Michael and his team! Michael delivered everything as promised, and then some. Our guests couldn’t get enough of his super attentive and friendly wait staff. Thank you Michael for being a part of our big day and all the time you have devoted to making our wedding a hit. Your culinary skills definitely shined through and we would recommend you to all our friends and family. Thank you! Love, Eliana & Kervin
  • Pattie J. Dec 2, 2013
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Michael and his staff was punctual, professional and present. His prices were reasonable and the food was delicious. Michael is multi talented and his bartending skills were impeccable. He interacted with our guests and even made an alcohol menu based on the products we bought. He offered advice and suggestions that allowed our event to go on without a hitch. Our event was was fab & thanks Mike for your help!
  • Patricia F. Nov 25, 2013
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
  • William D. Nov 17, 2013
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    michael event catering was amazing for my wife's surprise party. the food was excellent, and the service was out of this world. each of the servers took the time to address the people at my party individually and i really appreciate that. I just wish i could give them 20 stars because they were that good. Michael Event Catering thank you for your service. i will definitely use your services again. William K. Dockery
    Michael B. Nov 29, 2013

    Hi William, It was a pleasure doing business with you, my service staff told me you guys were a lot of and great to work with. If you ever need anything else feel free to contact us! -Michael

  • Janice C. Oct 21, 2013
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    How lucky was I when Michaels Event Catering answered my request for my son's Engagement cocktail party! The fact that he was always available and answered all my questions quickly and efficiently made me confident that I would be satisfied. Not only was he on time and everything was as requested but the food was over the top delicious!!! The staff was courteous and professional and everyone was soon asking for his brochures!! I can't suggest anything that could have been improved on --I will definitely use Michaels Event Catering in the future!!
    Michael B. Nov 29, 2013

    Hi Janice, Thank you for the great review! We loved working with you and your family everyone was great towards the staff and we had a lot of fun working with you guys. Keep us in mind as the holidays are coming up I look forward to working with you again. -Michael Brown

  • Adam S. Sep 16, 2013
    Mike was a pleasure to do business with. He was incredibly responsive, experienced and helpful throughout the course of planning our wedding. We were on a strict budget and he helped us get the most for our money - he beat out everyone else we talked to with regard to price and what was included for the money. Mike was eager to make things as easy as possible for us and we had no worries on our big day. His staff was friendly, constantly smiling and helpful. The food was delicious and many guests commented on that. I will contact Mike next time I have a catering need, without a doubt.
  • Elizabeth M. Aug 8, 2013
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Well I have went for a tasting it was fantastic the food was delish I hired him on the spot !!! I look forward to my event in September. I give Michael a 10 on the scale one to ten ,he has a great personality answers all your question and even can make suggestion if you are not sure .I highly recommend this caterer !!!
  • Melanie M. Jul 31, 2013
    Thanks to Michael's Event Catering our wedding was made memorable by the delicious food and wonderful service he provided! The food display was beautiful from the fruit carvings to the bread display. The service provided by the waiters and waitresses was fit for a king and queen. I cannot recall how many times I was asked if I needed anything but I do remember how many times I had to ask for something which was zero! I couldn't believe how professional and friendly the entire staff was to all of our guests. Our wedding unfortunately fell on the same day as Hurricane Irene. From the week before up to the night of we had many of our other professional services try to cancel on us such as our DJ and hair and make up artist but Michael was the one service that didn't try to falter on us! He remained poised and confident throughout the whole ordeal and his organization helped our guests feel comfortable and forget what was happening outside! I praise him for this since the caterer is really the heart of the wedding. He went above and beyond all of our expectations and made our wedding a beautiful, organized, and delicious one! I've been recommending him to everyone ever since. High quality service and food with a price that cannot be beat! Melanie and Matt
  • Dan C. Feb 25, 2013
    Our Plated Service Wedding: Michael's Event Catering is nothing short of amazing!!! We planned our wedding with Chef Michael and couldn't have been more pleased. He shows a true passion for what he does and it showed in every detail. Chef was a joy to work with and eased our stresses every step of the way. During the planning of the event he always made himself available and his guidance was not only accurate but well presented. He came highly recommendedby the location we held our wedding and we can see why. His level of professionalism was only out matched by the quality food served. His service team was gracious and at the same time extremely kind and friendly. We are still receiving compliments regarding the food and service. Our budget wasn't the greatest but yet he was able to personalize a package for us that allowed for us to get everything we wanted and more. We would not hesitate and have already recommended Michael's Event Catering to our friends and family. We will use his services every chance we get. Thank you Chef!!! Dan & Ashley Married October 27, 2012
  • Morgan H. Nov 23, 2012
    My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Michael at Michael’s Event Catering for our wedding in October 2012. From the first day I contacted Michael, he was incredibly communicative and easy to work with. He was very willing to work with our budget, and went above and beyond with suggestions to help make our big day nicer for our guests and easier for us. Even though we were planning our wedding from out of state, the catering service was planned and implemented with grace and ease. From random nervous-bride questions to last-minute requests to day-of unplanned issues, Michael made it all happen for us. I even got a day-before-the-wedding pep talk from him when I began to wonder if it everything would work out as planned! I have never been to a wedding where I heard so many people comment on the charming wait/bar staff and the wonderful food. Even now, months later, I am getting compliments on the delicious meal that was served. Again, Michael and his staff went above and beyond to make my wedding day beautiful and memorable, and I didn’t have to worry about a thing. A million thanks to Michael’s Event Catering, for a job so incredibly well-done.


How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have always loved cooking I knew since I was in 5th grade that I wanted to be a chef even after my loved ones tried to scare me out of the profession with the long hours and working on holidays. But, when you do what you love it's never work and hearing that you brought joy to an event is the main goal of mine.
What types of customers have you worked with?
The most common types of jobs we have here at Michael's Event Catering, are usually BBQ, Weddings, and Small Parties.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
The main advice I could give anyone on hiring out a caterer, is to be confident in the company. They are going to be bring the food to the party, making sure they brought enough food. Make sure you talk to the representative and get all your questions answered.