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catering by dale

Shelburne , VT
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Shelburne, VT US 05482

PHONE

802-985-3871
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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 types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Creole, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
1000

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Laura
Wedding:
9/28/2013
3.8/5.0
I will start off by saying that the food provided by Catering by Dale was spectacular. Everything was delicious and even my pickiest friends and family stuffed themselves. My sister couldn't stop raving about the vegetarian vegetable stacks with polenta and my friends are still talking about the pumpkin curry soup served at cocktail hour. The staff was so friendly and invited everyone up for seconds. The day-of experience really was great.
That being said, it was nearly impossible to get in touch with CBD before the wedding. I was planning the wedding from a distance and it often took Dale over a week to respond to my emails. There was no contract to sign, the menu was printed in all caps, and the client questionnaire was a confusing mess. I didn't find this to be very professional and it was extremely frustrating. It's a shame, because this company could really be top-notch if they got their paperwork together.
I will start off by saying that the food provided by Catering by Dale was spectacular. Everything was delicious and even Read more...
I will start off by saying that the food provided by Catering by Dale was spectacular. Everything was delicious and even my pickiest friends and family stuffed themselves. My sister couldn't stop raving about the vegetarian vegetable stacks with polenta and my friends are still talking about the pumpkin curry soup served at cocktail hour. The staff was so friendly and invited everyone up for seconds. The day-of experience really was great.
That being said, it was nearly impossible to get in touch with CBD before the wedding. I was planning the wedding from a distance and it often took Dale over a week to respond to my emails. There was no contract to sign, the menu was printed in all caps, and the client questionnaire was a confusing mess. I didn't find this to be very professional and it was extremely frustrating. It's a shame, because this company could really be top-notch if they got their paperwork together. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/4/2012
4.6/5.0
The food was absolutely amazing! Delicious, colorful, with beautiful plate presentation. We loved that local ingredients were used and that signage was provided. Slightly pricey, but if food is a high priority on your list, you won't be disappointed.

Just be sure to talk through all unique requests ahead of time as we had some surprises a week prior to the wedding.
The food was absolutely amazing! Delicious, colorful, with beautiful plate presentation. We loved that local ingredients Read more...
The food was absolutely amazing! Delicious, colorful, with beautiful plate presentation. We loved that local ingredients were used and that signage was provided. Slightly pricey, but if food is a high priority on your list, you won't be disappointed.

Just be sure to talk through all unique requests ahead of time as we had some surprises a week prior to the wedding. Read less
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Annemarie
Wedding:
6/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Absolute professionalism and amazing menu!
Absolute professionalism and amazing menu!
Absolute professionalism and amazing menu! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.2/5.0
The food is amazing. Communicating long distance with CBD is terrible. There seems to be a lack of communication between the staff, and via email or phone they are not very helpful. In person during the tasting Dale was helpful with recommendations for food, but in advance of that it was hard to get much advice - which is helpful if you are planning a wedding for the first time. Don't mention the word local food they increase the price, but essentially by local anyway. The day of they provide someone to oversee the schedule, but they don't do anything outside of that, like coordinate other vendors, so don't assume - step up to the role yourself or assign it to someone else.
The food is amazing. Communicating long distance with CBD is terrible. There seems to be a lack of communication between Read more...
The food is amazing. Communicating long distance with CBD is terrible. There seems to be a lack of communication between the staff, and via email or phone they are not very helpful. In person during the tasting Dale was helpful with recommendations for food, but in advance of that it was hard to get much advice - which is helpful if you are planning a wedding for the first time. Don't mention the word local food they increase the price, but essentially by local anyway. The day of they provide someone to oversee the schedule, but they don't do anything outside of that, like coordinate other vendors, so don't assume - step up to the role yourself or assign it to someone else. Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
9/17/2010
4.8/5.0
Dale does an exceptional catering job, I can't recommend her highly enough. My husband and I experienced extreme flexibility and accommodation, and were thrilled with the service we received. Dale's food was the best wedding food I've ever had, and while most brides and grooms don't get a chance to eat at their weddings, we had a tough time leaving our plates behind! Two thumbs up!!
Dale does an exceptional catering job, I can't recommend her highly enough. My husband and I experienced extreme Read more...
Dale does an exceptional catering job, I can't recommend her highly enough. My husband and I experienced extreme flexibility and accommodation, and were thrilled with the service we received. Dale's food was the best wedding food I've ever had, and while most brides and grooms don't get a chance to eat at their weddings, we had a tough time leaving our plates behind! Two thumbs up!! Read less
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Jand
Wedding:
9/4/2010
4.8/5.0
Dale is a wonderful choice for catering in the Burlington area. We visited a few and chose her because she has a great price for great food. They took care of everything in terms of setting everything up, and when we arrived it was just as we had wanted. They did swap out one appetizer for another, but in the grand scheme of things it didn't matter at all. Everything was delicious and we have gotten many compliments from friends and family that the menu wasn't the "usual wedding food."
Dale is a wonderful choice for catering in the Burlington area. We visited a few and chose her because she has a great Read more...
Dale is a wonderful choice for catering in the Burlington area. We visited a few and chose her because she has a great price for great food. They took care of everything in terms of setting everything up, and when we arrived it was just as we had wanted. They did swap out one appetizer for another, but in the grand scheme of things it didn't matter at all. Everything was delicious and we have gotten many compliments from friends and family that the menu wasn't the "usual wedding food." Read less
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ebliss
Wedding:
1/2/2010
5.0/5.0
We are still receiving incredible compliments on Dale's wonderful food. They made us a delicious selection of warm rustic Italian dishes that complimented our winter wedding perfectly. They were easy to work with and had wonderful ideas for menus and changes. Dale's staff were also amazing. Professional and quick to problem solve, they worked so well with the space and all of the rented and homemade elements I brought in. I have no idea if they had any glitches, they made everything seem smooth, from the buffet line to the table arranging and changing. Many thanks!
We are still receiving incredible compliments on Dale's wonderful food. They made us a delicious selection of warm rustic Read more...
We are still receiving incredible compliments on Dale's wonderful food. They made us a delicious selection of warm rustic Italian dishes that complimented our winter wedding perfectly. They were easy to work with and had wonderful ideas for menus and changes. Dale's staff were also amazing. Professional and quick to problem solve, they worked so well with the space and all of the rented and homemade elements I brought in. I have no idea if they had any glitches, they made everything seem smooth, from the buffet line to the table arranging and changing. Many thanks! Read less
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JeffG
Wedding:
9/19/2009
4.6/5.0
The food was excellent. Dale is a very nice woman and I would recommend her BUT don't ask her to manage the bar. That got a little messed up and our guests ended up stocking all night and finally had to serve themselves.
The food was excellent. Dale is a very nice woman and I would recommend her BUT don't ask her to manage the bar. That got Read more...
The food was excellent. Dale is a very nice woman and I would recommend her BUT don't ask her to manage the bar. That got a little messed up and our guests ended up stocking all night and finally had to serve themselves. Read less
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