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Amelia and Carmen Catering

Hialeah , FL

LOCATION

4542 Palm Ave
Hialeah, FL 33102 US

PHONE

305-828-8587

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ABOUT US

For over 40 years, Amelia and Carmen Catering has been converting events in the Miami and surrounding areas from ordinary to spectacular by providing exceptional service to those who... Read more
For over 40 years, Amelia and Carmen Catering has been converting events in the Miami and surrounding areas from ordinary to spectacular by providing exceptional service to those who have desired nothing less than perfection.

Our mission is to provide the best service and highest quality at affordable prices for your event

We have over 40 years of experience in:

Catering weddings, Birthdays, Quinces, Baptisms, Bar and mixes, Corporate events and much more!

We have an extensive menu to choose from, along with numerous venues from West Palm Beach to the Florida Keys. No event is too small or too large. You choose the venue and the menu. We will work with you in order to make the event an extraordinary one.

Call us today and experience the difference a first-class catering company can truly make! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.5/5.0
I used this company for my wedding and they were responsible for bring everything. From the food to the linens. Everything looked beautiful and they offered a great price that could not be found anywhere else but there were still a few complaints. The chairs were delivered and I was told they did not set up which was ridiculous so I had to put 100 chairs and tie 200 bows. The ceremony chairs were delivered from two different companies. Half the chairs were dirty and the other were great. The staff was supposed to begin cleaning up and breaking down everything at 10pm and began before 930 when people were still sitting at the tables. They removed plates when people were not done eating, and guests said they didn't even get cake. They were supposed to pass around 5 different appetizers and guests only saw 3. At the end of the day you get what you pay for and this company was the most affordable around but they should still provide and do what they say they are going to do.
I used this company for my wedding and they were responsible for bring everything. From the food to the linens. Everything Read more...
I used this company for my wedding and they were responsible for bring everything. From the food to the linens. Everything looked beautiful and they offered a great price that could not be found anywhere else but there were still a few complaints. The chairs were delivered and I was told they did not set up which was ridiculous so I had to put 100 chairs and tie 200 bows. The ceremony chairs were delivered from two different companies. Half the chairs were dirty and the other were great. The staff was supposed to begin cleaning up and breaking down everything at 10pm and began before 930 when people were still sitting at the tables. They removed plates when people were not done eating, and guests said they didn't even get cake. They were supposed to pass around 5 different appetizers and guests only saw 3. At the end of the day you get what you pay for and this company was the most affordable around but they should still provide and do what they say they are going to do. Read less
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Jesus
Wedding:
1/31/2015
0.0/5.0
DO NOT HIRE THIS COMPANY. Richard promises you the world then under delivers. The food we tasted when we booked him was not the food we paid for at the wedding. The food was stale like from the frozen food department. His employees were rude to my guests. His employees ate so much food and cake leaving some of my guests without food and cake. When my sister went to complain to them about there being no more food. they were all with their mouths full and said the food ran out. Scammer...

Do you want to help me put this guy out of business?? He has gone too far with all these people and he messed with the wrong guy. Our wedding was ruined by this guy. Let's all get together and picket his business and contact the city, state, county business bureaus and all the news channels. We will be heard.
DO NOT HIRE THIS COMPANY. Richard promises you the world then under delivers. The food we tasted when we booked him was Read more...
DO NOT HIRE THIS COMPANY. Richard promises you the world then under delivers. The food we tasted when we booked him was not the food we paid for at the wedding. The food was stale like from the frozen food department. His employees were rude to my guests. His employees ate so much food and cake leaving some of my guests without food and cake. When my sister went to complain to them about there being no more food. they were all with their mouths full and said the food ran out. Scammer...

Do you want to help me put this guy out of business?? He has gone too far with all these people and he messed with the wrong guy. Our wedding was ruined by this guy. Let's all get together and picket his business and contact the city, state, county business bureaus and all the news channels. We will be heard. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Private User
Wedding:
12/31/2014
2.6/5.0
Up to the day of my wedding I was nervous about this company, especially after every single review on this site. The company was recommended by a close friend who used them for their wedding back in 2010 I believe or after that, regardless I was worried but their price worked for me compared to what other companies were charging for a 55 person wedding.

To be honest there were ups and downs but overall I was satisfied.

The downs were:

1. Slow to answer email, the girl that is always there Maritza barely answers emails doesn't get back to you on time. They could care less if you have any concerns.

2. When you do the tasting don't expect much-it is literally just the meats that you can choose from.


3. They served the top part of the cake-that's right the bridge and groom part you take home-they served it to the guest.



Overall, my experience was satisfactory and unlike other people here pleasant.
Richard does seem to over promise things, the lines and chairs were fine. The bartender was nice, the waiters just seem to lack cohesion, fortunately I had a day of coordinator that I warned that she had to be on top of the catering company due to all these bad reviews. Everything seem to be a little bit slow.


As to the food, everyone surprisingly loved it. Was the food different than what I ordered? Yes.


I know this for a fact because I would never order meatballs. I hate them so much that when I saw them I realize they brought some stuff and not other things, like they had yellow rice even though I ordered black beans and rice. I had to use my fingers during the cake cutting because they didn't have a spare fork or small plate to use to place the piece I just cut. Overall, things ran smoothly for me and I was fortunate enough that unlike other people that used this catering company they weren't as bad day of. Honestly if my budget would allow it I would go with somebody else but they seem to do well with small weddings.
Up to the day of my wedding I was nervous about this company, especially after every single review on this site. The Read more...
Up to the day of my wedding I was nervous about this company, especially after every single review on this site. The company was recommended by a close friend who used them for their wedding back in 2010 I believe or after that, regardless I was worried but their price worked for me compared to what other companies were charging for a 55 person wedding.

To be honest there were ups and downs but overall I was satisfied.

The downs were:

1. Slow to answer email, the girl that is always there Maritza barely answers emails doesn't get back to you on time. They could care less if you have any concerns.

2. When you do the tasting don't expect much-it is literally just the meats that you can choose from.


3. They served the top part of the cake-that's right the bridge and groom part you take home-they served it to the guest.



Overall, my experience was satisfactory and unlike other people here pleasant.
Richard does seem to over promise things, the lines and chairs were fine. The bartender was nice, the waiters just seem to lack cohesion, fortunately I had a day of coordinator that I warned that she had to be on top of the catering company due to all these bad reviews. Everything seem to be a little bit slow.


As to the food, everyone surprisingly loved it. Was the food different than what I ordered? Yes.


I know this for a fact because I would never order meatballs. I hate them so much that when I saw them I realize they brought some stuff and not other things, like they had yellow rice even though I ordered black beans and rice. I had to use my fingers during the cake cutting because they didn't have a spare fork or small plate to use to place the piece I just cut. Overall, things ran smoothly for me and I was fortunate enough that unlike other people that used this catering company they weren't as bad day of. Honestly if my budget would allow it I would go with somebody else but they seem to do well with small weddings. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Private User
Wedding:
12/6/2014
0.3/5.0
You get worse than you paid for....
We initially considered Amelia and Carmen catering for our catering services. After our meeting with Richard where he provided some food samples that were not very good, we only contracted with Richard of Amelia and Carmen to provide rentals for our wedding, which included linens, tables, chairs, &, China, glassware, and bar service. We decided to go with him because the price was the best around and Richard seemed to be so flexible to work with. Nothing was an issue. Items were not individualized, just a package and whatever we wanted to add was not an issue. He made so many promises & kept telling us how much experience he had & how the company had been in business so many years. We figured that he couldn't manage to screw up rentals...
We were wrong! He provided the wrong linens for several of the tables, didn't provide enough tables. We bought all this wine to serve during dinner & he didn't put wine glasses on the tables, so it couldn't be served. We paid extra for two additional servers to serve the wine, he didn't provide them. He promised to set up & didn't do it according to plan. Some of the linens were burned, some glasses still had lipstick stains on them. There were roaches in the plate bins, the plates & chargers were chipped.... The list goes on and on. When my planner called to try & fix the issues, Richard practically hung up on her & told her that she would have to make it work with what he sent. The reviews on yelp are right on. My planner was so preoccupied with fixing Richard's mess that there are a lot of details for our wedding which we could not be executed.

DO NOT take a risk with this company if you want your event to have any class!! They are unreliable, not professional & may ruin your event!! They are the only vendor we regret doing business with. The venue will NEVER allow them to work there again!
You get worse than you paid for....
We initially considered Amelia and Carmen catering for our catering services. Read more...
You get worse than you paid for....
We initially considered Amelia and Carmen catering for our catering services. After our meeting with Richard where he provided some food samples that were not very good, we only contracted with Richard of Amelia and Carmen to provide rentals for our wedding, which included linens, tables, chairs, &, China, glassware, and bar service. We decided to go with him because the price was the best around and Richard seemed to be so flexible to work with. Nothing was an issue. Items were not individualized, just a package and whatever we wanted to add was not an issue. He made so many promises & kept telling us how much experience he had & how the company had been in business so many years. We figured that he couldn't manage to screw up rentals...
We were wrong! He provided the wrong linens for several of the tables, didn't provide enough tables. We bought all this wine to serve during dinner & he didn't put wine glasses on the tables, so it couldn't be served. We paid extra for two additional servers to serve the wine, he didn't provide them. He promised to set up & didn't do it according to plan. Some of the linens were burned, some glasses still had lipstick stains on them. There were roaches in the plate bins, the plates & chargers were chipped.... The list goes on and on. When my planner called to try & fix the issues, Richard practically hung up on her & told her that she would have to make it work with what he sent. The reviews on yelp are right on. My planner was so preoccupied with fixing Richard's mess that there are a lot of details for our wedding which we could not be executed.

DO NOT take a risk with this company if you want your event to have any class!! They are unreliable, not professional & may ruin your event!! They are the only vendor we regret doing business with. The venue will NEVER allow them to work there again! Read less
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Emilci
Wedding:
11/8/2014
1.0/5.0
Horrible! Richard is thief! He stole my money! He promises everything you want then he switches the food on you, and charged me for a children's buffet and never even brought the food!!!!! He also left the bar with no glassware and then did not bring enough plates or glasses for the guests! He was a disaster! The Fettucini Alfredo didn't have Alfredo Sauce!!! Please do not use him I am in the process of suing him don't let him do to you what he did to us! HE ruined what should have been a memorable and beautiful event! After a year of planning and working hard he ruined my night!!! Worst experience of my life, please read the reviews on yelp and google before hiring him!!!!!!
Horrible! Richard is thief! He stole my money! He promises everything you want then he switches the food on you, and Read more...
Horrible! Richard is thief! He stole my money! He promises everything you want then he switches the food on you, and charged me for a children's buffet and never even brought the food!!!!! He also left the bar with no glassware and then did not bring enough plates or glasses for the guests! He was a disaster! The Fettucini Alfredo didn't have Alfredo Sauce!!! Please do not use him I am in the process of suing him don't let him do to you what he did to us! HE ruined what should have been a memorable and beautiful event! After a year of planning and working hard he ruined my night!!! Worst experience of my life, please read the reviews on yelp and google before hiring him!!!!!! Read less
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Giselle & Osvaldo
Wedding:
7/5/2014
4.9/5.0
I did not have much time to eat during the wedding but, I think my guests liked the food. They were very professionals and the value and responsiveness was excellent. We had enough food for all our guest and I understand that some of them got even an extra plate. The waiters were dressed according to the event. They worked in a very professional way and the food had good quality. Thank you very much for your service.
I did not have much time to eat during the wedding but, I think my guests liked the food. They were very professionals and Read more...
I did not have much time to eat during the wedding but, I think my guests liked the food. They were very professionals and the value and responsiveness was excellent. We had enough food for all our guest and I understand that some of them got even an extra plate. The waiters were dressed according to the event. They worked in a very professional way and the food had good quality. Thank you very much for your service. Read less
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Geraldine
Wedding:
5/3/2014
0.5/5.0
From the start of the wedding to the next day, everything was a disaster.
The chair covers were forgotten, guests had to help tie bows around the chairs, the food was terrible, the attendants were horrible, and they forgot 150 chairs from the ceremony at my venue. My wedding was a magical day because I married my best friend, but Amelia and Carmen made it a troubling experience. It pains me to know that the money my husband and I work hard for was wasted and spit on. We are pursuing this case legally and hope that no one has to go through was we went through.
From the start of the wedding to the next day, everything was a disaster.
The chair covers were forgotten, guests had Read more...
From the start of the wedding to the next day, everything was a disaster.
The chair covers were forgotten, guests had to help tie bows around the chairs, the food was terrible, the attendants were horrible, and they forgot 150 chairs from the ceremony at my venue. My wedding was a magical day because I married my best friend, but Amelia and Carmen made it a troubling experience. It pains me to know that the money my husband and I work hard for was wasted and spit on. We are pursuing this case legally and hope that no one has to go through was we went through. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
3/22/2014
4.9/5.0
I'm so pleased with the way my granddaughter's wedding went that I just had to share our experience with Amelia and Carmen Catering. First, I'd like to thank them for their professionalism, they were quick to give me a proposal. I was offered a wedding package and couldn't believe how affordable it was, the best part was that it even included the service, furniture and linens.
Once we met with Richard, things got even better. He made us feel like we were family and was extremely helpful. On the day of the wedding, they showed up early and everything looked beautiful by the time the guest started arriving. The food was amazing, we chose the buffet dinner and got quite a few compliments from the guest about how tasty the food was. Most of all, my granddaughter had the wedding she always dreamed of and our guest were very pleased. Will continue to recommend Amelia and Carmen Catering to our friends and family.
I'm so pleased with the way my granddaughter's wedding went that I just had to share our experience with Amelia and Carmen Read more...
I'm so pleased with the way my granddaughter's wedding went that I just had to share our experience with Amelia and Carmen Catering. First, I'd like to thank them for their professionalism, they were quick to give me a proposal. I was offered a wedding package and couldn't believe how affordable it was, the best part was that it even included the service, furniture and linens.
Once we met with Richard, things got even better. He made us feel like we were family and was extremely helpful. On the day of the wedding, they showed up early and everything looked beautiful by the time the guest started arriving. The food was amazing, we chose the buffet dinner and got quite a few compliments from the guest about how tasty the food was. Most of all, my granddaughter had the wedding she always dreamed of and our guest were very pleased. Will continue to recommend Amelia and Carmen Catering to our friends and family. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
3/22/2014
0.5/5.0
Amelia & Carmen came highly recommended...and from the reviews I read I was even more excited and impressed...Richard promised me the world and made me feel at ease and comfortable about my daughters wedding...HOWEVER...on the day of the wedding it was a total let down...they were late, no one seemed to know what they were doing...they put damaged plates on the tables, food was cold and tasteless, 5 appetizers were suppose to be served, only 3 and very bad at that...suppose to be a caesar salad....it was a "bagged" pieces of lettuce with a smidgen of some dressing....the "bartender" had no clue what he was doing...very SLOW...bread, no butter...I had to keep going in the kitchen to beg them to put water on the tables....AND still he has not answered my E-mails :(....
Amelia & Carmen came highly recommended...and from the reviews I read I was even more excited and impressed...Richard Read more...
Amelia & Carmen came highly recommended...and from the reviews I read I was even more excited and impressed...Richard promised me the world and made me feel at ease and comfortable about my daughters wedding...HOWEVER...on the day of the wedding it was a total let down...they were late, no one seemed to know what they were doing...they put damaged plates on the tables, food was cold and tasteless, 5 appetizers were suppose to be served, only 3 and very bad at that...suppose to be a caesar salad....it was a "bagged" pieces of lettuce with a smidgen of some dressing....the "bartender" had no clue what he was doing...very SLOW...bread, no butter...I had to keep going in the kitchen to beg them to put water on the tables....AND still he has not answered my E-mails :(.... Read less
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jessib1411
Wedding:
12/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Absolutely great! Very flexible, have a lot of experience. Includes linens, bar, cocktail hour, set up.
Absolutely great! Very flexible, have a lot of experience. Includes linens, bar, cocktail hour, set up.
Absolutely great! Very flexible, have a lot of experience. Includes linens, bar, cocktail hour, set up. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
0.0/5.0
We met with Richard a couple of months back and decided not to go with his company for catering services after reading what other brides/grooms were saying about their wedding day disaster. He still has not returned the deposit we placed with him even after he stated on multiple occasions in person and in writing that he would. He is very difficult to get a hold of and has made us go to his office in Hialeah several times to get our money back, only to tell us in person that he doesn't have it. Amelia and Carmen is no longer in business, the only thing that still exists is the name. Also the office is very unkept and dirty which should have been an indicator on the quality of service that would be provided.
We met with Richard a couple of months back and decided not to go with his company for catering services after reading Read more...
We met with Richard a couple of months back and decided not to go with his company for catering services after reading what other brides/grooms were saying about their wedding day disaster. He still has not returned the deposit we placed with him even after he stated on multiple occasions in person and in writing that he would. He is very difficult to get a hold of and has made us go to his office in Hialeah several times to get our money back, only to tell us in person that he doesn't have it. Amelia and Carmen is no longer in business, the only thing that still exists is the name. Also the office is very unkept and dirty which should have been an indicator on the quality of service that would be provided. Read less
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