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Best Impressions Caterers

Charlotte , NC
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LOCATION

101 W. Worthington Avenue, Suite 114
Charlotte, NC US 28203 (map)

PHONE

704-333-9779

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ABOUT US

Founded in 1989, we have been helping our clients achieve their ideal event for nearly two decades at a number of premiere locations throughout the Charlotte region. As a full-service... Read more
Founded in 1989, we have been helping our clients achieve their ideal event for nearly two decades at a number of premiere locations throughout the Charlotte region. As a full-service caterer, our staff can arrange for all the services needed in addition to the food and beverages, including tents, tables, chairs, specialty linens, etc. As always, we are committed to providing fresh innovative cuisine, beautiful presentation and impeccable service. Read less
Catering

INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Cajun, Caribbean, French, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
Yes, once it is time to decide on certain items or chose us over another firm.
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
No
If a bride decides to bring her own wedding cake, do you have a cake cutting fee? If yes, how much is the fee?
We charge a cake setup fee for $0.75 pp, which includes plates, flatware, napkins, table and linen to the floor.
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
Yes, we are covered where ever we cater.
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
No
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
Yes, we are full-service and can assist with any special items
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
Yes we hire all of our own staff and never use any temp agencies.
What is your maximum catering capacity?
500

REVIEWS

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Erin
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Best Impressions ROCKS! Best chicken and waffles ever (and I don't even like chicken and waffles) and fantastic work with a unique dessert (peaches foster) and the expansive liquor, wine, and beer menu. Very flexible and great variety of menu choices (ravioli was great, the plantains were delicious, you gave the bride a taste of Asia - spring rolls! - and we love love the pear/brie purses). Best Impressions made sure that one of the most important parts of any wedding - the food - was impeccable. The tasting was just a taste of the professionalism and delicious cooking we would have on our big day - thank you, also, for the encouraging thumbs up from the servers during my "walk down the aisle" - you guys are awesome!
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Mimi
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
I'm not sure how my wedding would have turned out without Best Impressions! They helped pull together not only all of our food requests but ordered and advised me on all my party rentals from Party Reflections. Ashley was super helpful in helping to put our menu together - she satisfied our request for St. Louis style toasted raviolis and a vegetarian bowtie pasta with pink sauce. Many of my guests commented to me on how well the meat was prepared and just how tasty everything was. All food was served in a timely manner and warm! One of the moments that stands out to me was when one of the servers came down to where my husband and I were waiting (before our big entrance) and brought us some of our appetizers and drinks. We were SUPER grateful that we got to try these dishes and also were starving at that point! It was a very thoughtful gesture and goes to show the type of people they hire and the service they offer. Would highly recommend this catering company.
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Katie
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
We used Best Impressions for our catering as well as all of our rentals. They were absolutely phenomenal! The food was to die for (you have GOT to try those crab cakes!) and they had so many options - we were really able to make our menu unique and fit perfectly with the 'vibe' of our wedding. Donald really worked with us on finding the perfect mix of things for our menu and gave us lots of suggestions when we weren't sure exactly what we wanted. All of the rentals (tables, chairs, linens, etc.) were beautiful and the set up was done perfectly. We ended up having to add additional tables and other items, and changing our menu numbers at the last minute, but Donald worked with us and our planner every step of the way and made sure everything was perfect. All of the staff that worked our wedding were absolutely amazing - completely professional, polite and helpful. I had several of our wedding guests mention to us that night how amazing all of the staff were - that really meant a lot to me because we had a small wedding and really wanted all of our family and close friends to have a good time. They made sure that the wedding party had drinks and snacks before the reception and all throughout it they made sure that my husband and I had everything we needed. Everything and everyone involved from Best Impressions was simply amazing in every aspect possible!
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Ashleigh
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
All of our guests raved how fantastic the food was! Not only that but because of winter storm PAX we had to postpone our wedding the day before our wedding. They were very accommodating and understanding. Super easy to work with and the best tasting food ever!
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Shelly
Wedding:
11/30/2013
4.8/5.0
Best Impressions provided the food for our wedding (appetizers and buffet dinner) and it was delicious. When we had our pre-wedding tasting, we knew the food was going to be great and we received many compliments from our guests saying how much they enjoyed the meal. Our representative from Best Impressions made the pre-wedding planning easy and was always there to answer question. The one thing that prevented me from giving them 5 stars was the fact that they don't take credit cards for deposit and final payments...a check had to be mailed or brought by the office. This made it difficult since we don't live in Charlotte (and didn't want to put a check for a large amount of money in the mail), but other than that, the service and food was amazing and I would highly recommend them.
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Amy
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved working with Best Impressions Caterers!! I worked with Donald on our menu and rentals. We chose to do a buffet and we received so many compliments on the food. It was delicious!! It definitely is not your typical "wedding food" and all of our guests enjoyed it. We also rented our chairs and table linens through Best Impressions. We used a few different table cloths and striped tables runners. Donald was patient and accommodating as I made the decisions on table linens.
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Cheryl
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
YUM!!! I'll start with that! I am the mom of the bride. As soon as the bridal party arrived via limo to the reception, one of the waitresses was by my side asking if she could bring me a drink, or anything. Of course, the bride and groom, had to go through the whole photo op time before we could go inside. I was so impressed at how there was someone checking on me every few minutes. Adam made sure to check with me as well. When we finally got to eat, ohhhhhhhhh, it was soooo good. We had a carving bar with roast beef and ham. The slices were so big, some people had to ask for theirs to be cut smaller. The Macaroni and Cheese Bar was the hit of the night with all of the toppings to mix in with the base ingredients. Some went back for thirds and fourths. The veges and cheeses were excellent as well. I just can't say enough. The greatest thing was we were able to bring home leftovers!!!! No cooking for me for a few days!! And there was a special plate for the Newlyweds to take with them as well!! I truly can't say enough about how Adam and his help were so kind and were constantly asking if they could get me anything. I've never been waited on like that before. It was wonderful.
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
The food... OMG the food!!! Best Impressions is hands-down the best caterer in all of Charlotte. The menu they put together was incredible, and was one of the most-complimented aspects of the weekend. We used Best Impressions for the rehearsal dinner, the reception (seated dinner), and for brunch the morning after the wedding. Every single event was done with absolute perfection, and I've never eaten so well in my life. In addition, the staff was over-the-top amazing - they really made a special effort to ensure that the bride and groom were taken care of, going so far as to bring a plate for me so that I could continue mingling with guests and didn't have to wait in the buffet line. Their thoughtfulness and attention to detail really made the weekend spectacular. Thank you!!!
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Jackie
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Amaaaaazing food and great price! Donald and his team really know what they are doing. I planned my wedding from out of town and they were so flexible with me for the tastings. They are also very responsive to any questions you may have which is based on years of experience. Everyone had our wedding had something positive to say about the food! Very highly recommended!!!
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Kelly
Wedding:
8/31/2013
4.5/5.0
Overall I was happy with the quality for the price, but all of our tables had white napkins except one that had black napkins that really stood out, there was rain and tables were moved inside and 4 large vases at $65 a piece were broken, so not all of the tables matched and vases I would have been able to resell after the wedding were destroyed. The mac n cheese that was suppose to be served in martini glasses was served on plates instead. The service was very good and someone came to our table to make sure we had all the food we wanted; although they did run out of gluten free mac and cheese. The caterers helped to pack up the extra cake and bring everything down stairs to take home. It was difficult to get a finalized menu ahead of time so we had to print the menus the week of the wedding which would have been nice to do ahead of time.
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Natalie
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Best Impressions truly is the "best" at what they do! I hired them for my wedding this past August at Daniel Stowe and I am so glad I did. I worked with Donald and he was so good at answering ALL of my questions. The service is absolutely wonderful! We were pleasantly surprised as we came in from the ceremony. We had someone (I wish I could remember his name) with a plate of our hors d'ouvres that were being served for cocktail hour. The server followed me around as I took all of my pictures with a fresh drink in hand! Absolutely outstanding! He took me on some wild routes to and from my pictures in the gardens to ensure that my guests wouldn't see me before the reception.
Dinner was excellent. Our server got us a little bit of everything and it was sooooo good! They also prepared us a box to take with us and a box of some wedding cake so that we could eat it at our hotel.
Best impressions goes above and beyond. GREAT EXPERIENCE!
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Emily
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Holy delicious. Never in my life have I tasted food this good! Best Impressions is amazing, top to bottom. Great food, and impeccable service - my husband and I were starved after our ceremony, and they had made us little plates so we could try all the appetizers, and they also brought us plates to our table during dinner to make sure we got to try everything - so thoughtful and helpful! Our guests still make comments on the food, presentation, etc. Highly recommend them - you literally have NOTHING to worry about in regards to food if they are your vendor.
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Lexi
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
These guys are the best! My husband and I got married this past July and I am so happy we worked with Best Impressions We had about 150 people and the price we paid was completely reasonable. I was worried that with any caterer, trying to feed that many people would mean the quality of the food would be compromised... and how mistaken I was! Even though we didnt have much time to sit down and eat what we did get to munch on was amazing! My planner even made us a to go box and the food was even great later on that night. Guests continually came up to us saying how wonderful the service was and how great everything tasted.

They also provided our waiters, bartenders, and serveware. The service was great: I could even ask any waiter that passed to put something in particular on our table and it would be done immediately. No one was left wanting for well mixed drinks, perfectly cut steak, or delicious treats.

We worked with Donald and he was great! Even though my husband and I were a little late picking out our menu (try the monday before the wedding) and had a few crazy requests (like making sure the guests had popcorn before the party ended) he went above and beyond and everything turned out great!

If I am ever throwing another party or any event that needs catering I would never think of using another vendor. Do yourself a favor and choose Best Impressions!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Wonderful! Everyone raved about the food! Ashley was great!
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Mary
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
After much research, we decided to hire Best Impressions Caterers to provide the catering for our daughter’s wedding. From the very first meeting, I was so impressed with the expertise and confidence exhibited by our coordinator, Donald Shives. He was so knowledgeable and easy to work with. He provided us with sound advice on ways to improve the event, including some ways to reduce costs, which we very much appreciated.

As every MOB knows, it is important on the day of the wedding, to know that you have an experienced staff working in the background to make the day go smoothly. Donald did a wonderful job – managing each aspect of the catering, and keeping everything on schedule. The food was excellent, and the presentation beautiful. I could not have asked for more, and in looking back, I am so glad we made the choice to go with Best Impressions Caterers.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Best Impressions is the top caterer in Charlotte! Their food and quality of service are top notch. We worked with Donald and he was very responsive and flexible regarding the menu options for our wedding. We were pleased with how everything turned out. The food was delicious and the wait staff was excellent.
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Frances
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Best Impressions catered our wedding reception AND the hosts of our Wedding Breakfast also chose to use them. I am still (4 months later) getting rave reviews on our choice for caterer! The food was absolutely delicious and their staff was amazing. They were constantly checking on my husband and I to see if we needed anything! Highly recommended!
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Kathryn
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
The best caterer in the Charlotte area for sure! The food and service were amazing at our reception and they delivered on every detail exactly as we planned. They brought a very professional staff for my reception and even assigned a special server to take care of me and my husband from the beginning to the end of the evening. I highly recommend Best Impressions for your wedding. You and your guests not be disappointed.
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Jessica
Wedding:
3/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Best Impressions was amazing. The customer service was excellent. The staff was always quick to respond to any emails I sent, find out answers quickly if we called, and really knew what they were doing on our wedding day.
The food was delicious and the display for the buffet was impressive. Our guests still talk about how great the food was! My husband and I were outside taking pictures during cocktail hour and when we sat down for dinner, there was small plate on the table already with 2 samples of each food item served during the time were outside! Loved that touch!
Worth every penny!
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Caitlin
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
The food at our wedding was one of the most important things that we wanted to be amazing at our wedding, and Best Impressions did an outstanding job as always! The food was wonderful and all of our guests raved about the food on our wedding day, as well as to this day we still get comments on how great it was. One of the things that i made sure I did on our wedding day, was to eat dinner at our reception and there was no way i was going to miss an awesome meal from them! Not many people remember the food at a wedding, unless they have a meal that stands out from everyone else and they certainly are a caterer that stands out from everyone else. They are a very talented group of people, there customer service is superb and I couldn't of picked a better choice for our wedding day!
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goddaughter24@hotmail.com
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Best Impressions is the catering company that is associated with our venue- Byron's South End. They were actually the ones who handled all the of the planning process/organization for our April wedding, which was surprisingly very easy to work with. My now husband and I didn't even bother doing any food trials there, we had a number of friends and family members who have attended events there and told us the food was good so we went with it.

Good was an understatement. The food at our wedding was out of this world! We had a few items served during the cocktail hour, which all of our guests raved about, especially the shrimp cocktail in the vodka pepper sauce! Two thumbs up! We provided a seated dinner for our guests and they had an option of 3 different items for their meals and everyone was floored with how delicious the food was, especially to have the filet mignon's prepared to each guests preference! Most of our guests were hesitant on the halibut choice, but it came with a tomato marmalade that was outstanding and but the meal over the top! I especially enjoyed the chicken stuffed with spinach and goat cheese, which was absolutely mouth watering!

Our contact at Best Impressions, Ashley Erwin, was fabulous through every step of the way! From answering any question I had in such a quick manner, being available for any quick meeting I wanted to have to helping to pick out the food choices, the linens for the event, and anything else you could think of for preparation for a wedding. She made the whole process so much easier, where my level of stress was non-existent. They handle every piece of the planning for you that all you have to do is give them the head count, food choices and they are off!

One of the other awesome things Best Impressions does is provide to you a day of coordinator for your wedding day. Adam was our guy and he was also fabulous through everything! I dropped all of the name cards, table signs, pictures, matches, etc. the day before the wedding, gave him a quick outline of what I wanted with it and when we came to the venue on our day- everything was beyond perfect!

The cost of food/beverages is average for a catering company, but they are willing to work with you and your budget to make it fit your needs. You will not be disappointed with Best Impressions as your caterer for any event! I can promise you that!
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Krystal
Wedding:
10/7/2011
5.0/5.0
The event staff was wonderful!
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Andrea Trotta
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Best Impressions truly is THE BEST!! We were extremely happy with their services, food, and overall experience with them. We had a big Italian wedding with a lot of food professionals in our family and even they were impressed with the food and service. With food a major focus of our wedding, they MADE our wedding perfect!
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EB211
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
One thing you remember about a wedding is the food, so you dont want to go with the wrong caterer!! Best Impressions was absolutely wonderful, and made such great food. We had salmon and steak as our entree, and it was delicious!!! Highly recommend them to anyone looking for quality food!!
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Nichole
Wedding:
1/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Best Impressions has THE BEST FOOD I have ever had at a reception. Ashley was my contact at Best Impressions and she was fabulous! They helped make our reception perfect - so professional, and so helpful - and the value for the money was great! We looked around at lots of vendors and when we found Best Impressions we knew we didn't have to look any further. Our guests raved about the food and I couldn't have asked for anything better.
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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tlmelcho
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
I was at a wedding catered by Best Impression - it was absolutely delicious.
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hannahspinklips
Wedding:
10/31/2009
4.9/5.0
Got married on Halloween and had a huge dessert reception catered by Best Impressions. I was beautifully displayed and everyone raved on the wonderful tastes!
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armernic
Wedding:
10/17/2009
4.4/5.0
A little on the expensive side for things, but they were one of our favorite vendors. They were very professional and I had no worries that they would get the job done. Oysters were delicious!
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MicheleM
Wedding:
6/6/2009
4.9/5.0
Best Impressions was a geat choice for our wedding. Dave Byron and his staff were so easy to work with. They were very helpful and accomodating. we had many comments from our guest on how wonderful the food was and that this was the best wedding reception they had attended. We would highly recommend Best Impressions for your catering needs. We didn't have to worry about anything not getting done. Everything ran very smoothly. The wait staff they provided was great. I would use them again for another event.
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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ETinNC
Wedding:
4/4/2009
5.0/5.0
Best Impressions outdid themselves...oru buffet syle meal ended up elegant and VERY tasty. All staff on hand were VERY professional and did an amazing job. I am beyond pleased with the entire package.
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SarahN
Wedding:
7/12/2008
4.8/5.0
There food was amazing! Everyone LOVED it and talked about it for a few weeks after the wedding. Our favorite part was the lobster and chicken quesadillas they were able to do for my husband and I. We made this special request and it was a huge hit with our guests
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Kelly
Wedding:
4/19/2008
4.2/5.0
All I can say is yum! Their mashed potato bar was fantastic and we were incredibly pleased with everything we had and all of the suggestions. We did have some problems getting the proper invoices from them but in the end it was definitely worth the little bit of extra hassle.
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Jamie
Wedding:
4/5/2008
4.2/5.0
Best Impressions is a fantastic catering company and the food was delicious! We did have to work to get some of the items that we wanted for our brunch reception.
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