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I am so glad that my husband and I decided to work with Chef Ellen for our wedding party. So many things about our experience were great: the food presentation was awesome and she took a lot of care to make sure it matched our aesthetic; Ellen's staff was super pro and worked well in a venue with no kitchen; Ellen was very responsive in her communication and I felt well taken care of. And most importantly, the FOOD was delicious! Would happily recommend Renegade Caterers to anyone.
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 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 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.
Food was delicious! Wayne was great from the beginning to the end of the planning and actual dinner. His food and service were outstanding. He pays attention to detail and delivered exactly what I requested. We had a 5 star restaurant experience right in our dining room.
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!
Great Caterers, great food, great setup, easy to work with.
We hired Nate and his team to cater our backyard wedding party for 60 guests. They did a phenomenal job! We don't know whether we were happier with the excellent food or the superior service! We received rave reviews about the food from guests. Also, Nate and his team were proactive in helping us with set up as soon as they arrived on site and were right on time with everything: appetizers, followed by full dinner buffet, and then the cake (they even decorated and setup our cake table without any direction, beautifully). Throughout the event, Nate personally brought me and the groom plates of food, since we were so busy chatting with guests we hadn't tried any of the appetizers. Nate organized the flow of the tables for guests to approach the dinner buffet, without any instruction from us, so we didn't have to manage any of those details. Such a pro! We'd hire him again in a heartbeat!
It was a pleasure working with Sunflowers caterers. The staff couldnt have been more friendly. All my guest said the food was wonderful. I will be sure and used them again for my next party! Thank you Sunflowers!
Best experience ever. We needed a bartender for a private birthday party I was organizing for my boss and took a chance on hiring HighLife. Not only did we get a bartender but we got Tyler himself - the owner of HighLife. He was amazing. Our chef we hired from a different company was a disaster and Tyler took it upon himself to help serve the meals, set the tables with wine glasses, pour water/wine throughout dinner, not to mention making the best margaritas on the planet. Extremely reasonable prices with top notch service that is so hard to find these days. Next party I organize I will simply call Tyler. Whether I need a bartender, chef, catering, etc - HighLife will be my only phone call. Thanks for everything!
For our 25-guest Thanksgiving dinner (buffet-style), Peter was terrific, and his assistant, Monika, was too. The menu included interesting, well-received, and healthful variations on thanksgiving classics along with a lovely set of finger-food sized appetizers. Everyone enjoyed the upbeat and attentive service and the food itself. We, the hosts, enjoyed a well-planned, well-executed, hassle-free gathering. We were somewhat hesitant to engage someone who we found on the Internet, and because of the late date, we did not check additional references beyond those on Thumbtack. As it turned out, everything (including pricing) was exactly as promised. I would recommend Creative Table without hesitation. Thank you Peter and thank you Thumbtack!
Carol and the whole staff at T&C catering did a phenomenal job on our wedding. They provided us with a buffet, appetizers, dessert, and coffee for about 100. They were extremely accommodating of our dietary restrictions (vegan & vegetarian) and made food that even our meat-eating guests loved. They did a great job helping our largely DIY event run smoothly. Carol is very organized and coordinated really well with our DJ to make sure the dinner portion of the day ran along schedule. We could not be happier with the work that Carol and her team did.
It was a pleasure to work with Chef Dave and his staff, Danielle who tended bar and Lawrence who did general assist. They were prompt and did a fantastic job both setting up and cleaning up everything. Chef Dave's food is outstanding! I got so many compliments on the food and presentation - all my guests were so impressed. The sliced sirloin steak was juicy and tender; the salmon was moist and tasty; and the eggplant parmigiana was incredible - best I've ever had! The mini meatballs and lobster rolls were a big hit, too. AND to finish off the buffet meal, Chef Dave's chocolate chip cookies were scrumptious! I really enjoyed having Chef Dave cater my special event - he was professional, accommodating, an all-around great guy. I highly recommend him!
Open Skies Hospitality has catered quite a few events for us, both large and small, and we couldn't be happier. Chef Albert is extremely talented, so food is always delicious. He adapts the menu and format to fit our needs, from a formal wedding reception for180 guests, to passed hors d'oeuvres and a buffet for 240. The whole team at Open Skies is top-notch in every way: trustworthy, honest, well-organized, kind, flexible and helpful.
I hired Platter Matters Catering for my 40th Birthday Party. Ivett did a phenomenal job planning the entire event! She took care of all the rentals and flower arrangements, too. Bernadett helped me create a custom menu(many allergies in the family). The staff was very friendly and professional. All of my guests raved about their food and service. My kitchen was left spottless at the end of the event. I highly recommend them!! Emily Westport, CT
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
RSVP is our go-to company to bartend at our store headquarters, a high end clothing company, typically held for our company's president, designers, and other VIP guests. Their bartenders are super friendly and attractive. They bring all of the drinks, very nice champagne and glasses. The staff was all very professional and served cosmos, martinis, and champagne for everyone quickly. We will continue to use them in the future.
I hired JP for a birthday dinner for my husband - he cooked a beautiful 5-course dinner for 9 people. The food was delicious and exactly what I was looking for. Everyone loved it!
Chef was on time and catered to the specific needs of my guests and I. The food was amazing and the experience was wonderful. He also cleaned as he went along. My guest is also a chef and he was pleased. It is an experience I would do again.
I would like to thank Jolanta for her great efforts in catering our few events. The first experience was when we had a backyard party with 7 adults and 5 kids. Jolanta promptly responded to all our inquiries. She would spend time patiently explaining the different food combinations, in addition to elaborating on their ingredients. Her attentive and pleasant personality made the process smooth and seamless. She even sent us her menu with pictures of each dish included. She is a very talented caterer, and is very creative! She prepares different types of cuisine from a variety of cultures. Our guests were very impressed with her Mexican tacos, and her coleslaw was delicious! The kids loved her Spanish rice with beans and her octopus salad was phenomenal. My husband and I are very picky eaters. Nevertheless, we were impressed! In addition, to the delicious taste, the foods presentation was an art form! You look at the food and you want to eat it with your eyes. We received so many compliments from our guests. Our second experience was when Jolanta was catering my son's birthday party. We were not disappointed as well! Variety of salads and snacks, a lot of healthy choices for kids and adults made a truly enjoyable evening for both kids and adults. We are always impressed with her ideas about food. She is working with different types of cuisine: American, French, Eastern European, Indian, Italian, Latin American! Finally - great quality food, excellent presentation and professionalism. We will definitely be hiring Jolanta to cater our future parties.