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Wedding and Event Catering
I work in sales leadership for a Fortune 100 global software company and hired Jared Pierre to cater both food & bar for a Customer & Prospect reception we held at our office. Prior to the event Jared was terrific at offering food suggestions for tray service hors d'oeuvres and he had plenty of beverage options from the bar, both alcoholic and non. His staff was professional and courteous, set up and clean up went well, and we will use Jared Pierre for future events.Jan 29, 2016Verified
Wedding and Event Catering
Based on the reviews on Jared's thumbtack profile I assumed I would have a good experience with him being the caterer for my event. I was totally wrong. It was a big mistake hiring this company. Some of the issues I had.... I spoke to Jared via email and by phone several times informing him of the start time and event specifics and not once did he mention that he would not be working my event. He sent one server who arrived 30 minutes before my event started. No one called or notified me that the only server would be arriving late. Now mind you I ordered 3 different meats, 3 different sides, 2 appetizers and 2 different drinks for my guests. So it was nearly impossible for one server to unload and set up in 30 minutes. I called Jared during the event (obviously upset) that my guests were all present and there were no food, drinks, or cups prepared for them. He told me that he didn't have to have the food ready until 30 minutes after he start time of the event. I wish that was communicated before I dropped money on booking him because I'm confident that there are better options in the area. The server was still setting up food in front of my guests after my party started. One of the beverages and sides I purchased were never put out for my guests. I purchased a fruit and veggie tray and there was fruit containers with clearance tags from Kroger sitting on the counter in front of my guests. I even had a guest mention to me that I shouldn't serve that to my guests. How embarrassing!! I ordered smoked chicken thighs and drumsticks, but these humongous leg quarters were served. They were huge and dry. Embarrassing! I also ordered brisket and it was over cooked. Embarrassing!! The shrimp and grits...the shrimp still had the shell still on it and made it impossible for my guests to fully enjoy them. Overall, my experience was horrible. I would not recommend anyone using this company if you want a seamless event. As a remedy Jared did refund a portion of what was paid to him. I'm all about being fair and paying what I owe, but I honestly feel the refund doesn't fairly compensate for the stress and embarrassment caused. In response to Jared's response...if I paid for appetizers they should have been ready to go at start time of event when my guests entered my home for the party. It was my party---not yours. You were hired to complete a service that was not delivered properly. Your server did not arrive at 6:15, bc I clearly walked around the home as my other vendors (caricature artist, photo booth, videographer, dj and lighting company) were setting up. I asked them several times if any of them had saw the caterer and I thanked them all for arriving in enough time to be ready to go at the start of the event. I enlisted the help of my family to assist with serving food/drinks, because your server was overwhelmed. Therefore people may have asked for business cards bc my family was dressed in similar attire as your server and I gave instructions to them based on what was not being done. If it had not been for my family helping set up and serve my event I'm not sure how the catering aspect of my event would have turned out. I'm thankful you did not attend the event, because your tone and attitude in your response is not something I'd like in my home.Aug 25, 2017VerifiedJaredPierre Private Chef and Catering's reply
My server called me once he arrived so that I am aware of what time he arrived just like I mentioned to you once you called at 7:07 regarding how all your food wasn't on display yet. And he did tell me that you enlisted your cousin in helping. I do apologize your event went the way it did. He has been terminated due to lack of performance that night.
Wedding and Event Catering
Chef Jared was very accommodating listening to our needs and making sure he provided our food choices through what was serv ed. The food was also very good. However I was disappointed in the service. There were a couple of tables that I had asked for special service which me and my sister had to do on our own. Also the venue had to take care of clearing off the plates which the caterer usually does. After telling him about this he mentioned his assistant canceled on him at the last minute which was why we didn't get the extra service. He also left and came back in the middle of the event which he did not inform me he would do till he was about to do so probably due to the assistant not being there. In summary the food was great but the lack of sufficient service made tasks a little more cumbersome for me. I would definitely hire him again but would need to outline expectations very clearly on services needed.Dec 2, 2016Verified
Food was good and was delivered and set up with plenty of time. Things worked out great with bartenders provided through caterer as well.Mar 26, 2018Verified
Event Catering (Buffet)
He catered a brunch for a group of 60 people. It went well! I like how he displayed the food.Apr 2, 2017Verified
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to get to know my customers and what their goals/plans are. By getting to know more about you and your event we can truly tailor the food experience for that event. Once the menu is approved by my client, we would go through the contract and deposit together and make the booking.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I majored in Food Services Restaurant Management at the University of Arkansas At Pine Bluf. I also attended Washburne Culinary Institute. After 10 years in the food industry, we knew JaredPierre needed to be formed because of the experience we could provide for our customers. We specifically decided to focus on bold flavors because we have the skills and experience to wow each and everyone of our clients.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I've always wanted to be a chef since kindergarten, so this is a life long dream come true.