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Corcoran Caterers

Silver Spring , MD
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2401 Montgomery Street
Silver Spring, MD US 20910 (map)

PHONE

301-588-9200

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ABOUT US

Commitment- that is what drives us. Commitment to excellence, commitment to service - commitment to you, our Customer. When it comes time to plan your special day, Corcoran Caterers will... Read more
Commitment- that is what drives us. Commitment to excellence, commitment to service - commitment to you, our Customer. When it comes time to plan your special day, Corcoran Caterers will be there to assist with every detail. We offer complete event planning services to see your Wedding Reception from venue selection, concept and design to on-site orchestration and finish.


Corcoran Caterers has been in the the events industry since 1984, and our sales executives have over fifty years of experience in making a perfect event for your Guests and an effortless one for you! We are happy to work with you towards the final plan that best meets your needs and suits your tastes.

Please give us a call - we are confident that you will find our food delicious, our service impeccable.

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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?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), British, Cajun, Caribbean, French, Indian, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
Yes.
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
Yes, our talented pastry department is capable of creating various types of wedding cakes.
If a bride decides to bring her own wedding cake, do you have a cake cutting fee? If yes, how much is the fee?
No, we do not have a cake cutting fee.
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
Yes. We are licensed in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
Yes. We do not have a corkage fee.
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
Yes, we provide rentals for linens, glassware, flatware, tables, and a variety of other equipment and decoration items.
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
Yes.
What is your maximum catering capacity?
1500

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Megan
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Our experience with everyone at Corcoran, especially Sue Pavlinski, was nothing short of amazing. They are professional, thorough, and the food was superb. We recieved nothing but stellar compliments through the night. Sue is a joy to work with. She handled every detail, changes in menu, decorations, special guest needs, you name it. The display she did on our buffet was truly a work of art. I was 0% stressed about anything Corcoran handled and the evening went off without a hitch. Thank you Sue and Corcoran!
Our experience with everyone at Corcoran, especially Sue Pavlinski, was nothing short of amazing. They are professional, Read more...
Our experience with everyone at Corcoran, especially Sue Pavlinski, was nothing short of amazing. They are professional, thorough, and the food was superb. We recieved nothing but stellar compliments through the night. Sue is a joy to work with. She handled every detail, changes in menu, decorations, special guest needs, you name it. The display she did on our buffet was truly a work of art. I was 0% stressed about anything Corcoran handled and the evening went off without a hitch. Thank you Sue and Corcoran! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We used Corcoran Caterers for our daughter's wedding weekend and everything was absolutely perfect! We had fantastic food at our 4th of July barbeque, cocktail reception, seated dinner with three entree choices, dessert buffet and after wedding brunch all provided by Corcoran. Our guests commented on the delicious food and the fantastic service. The staff were always available, responsive and made us all feel so well cared for.

Thank you to Martha and her staff for providing us with a delicious menu focusing on fresh produce of the season. Corcoran has outstanding chefs and pastry chefs - no need to look elsewhere for a wonderful wedding cake.

Finally, Martha was very sensitive to working with a budget. Since we were doing so many meals, that was a real factor and we were so happy with our result.

We heartily recommend Corcoran Caterers for ease of planning, outstanding food, and flawless service.
We used Corcoran Caterers for our daughter's wedding weekend and everything was absolutely perfect! We had fantastic food Read more...
We used Corcoran Caterers for our daughter's wedding weekend and everything was absolutely perfect! We had fantastic food at our 4th of July barbeque, cocktail reception, seated dinner with three entree choices, dessert buffet and after wedding brunch all provided by Corcoran. Our guests commented on the delicious food and the fantastic service. The staff were always available, responsive and made us all feel so well cared for.

Thank you to Martha and her staff for providing us with a delicious menu focusing on fresh produce of the season. Corcoran has outstanding chefs and pastry chefs - no need to look elsewhere for a wonderful wedding cake.

Finally, Martha was very sensitive to working with a budget. Since we were doing so many meals, that was a real factor and we were so happy with our result.

We heartily recommend Corcoran Caterers for ease of planning, outstanding food, and flawless service. Read less
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Kayla
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
We used Corcoran Caterers for our wedding this June and could not have imagined a more flawless day and which we owe in part to their staff. We were so impressed with the service, care and consideration we received that we have been telling anyone who will listen and recommending Corcoran to all of our friends. Our guests continue to talk about the food which were heavy hors d'oeuvres and included mini crab cakes, pigs in a blanket, a risotto station, you name it we had it. They accommodated all of the dietary restrictions for our guests with tasty choices everyone could enjoy. They made our wedding favors which were bacon maple cupcakes and everyone LOVED them. Our cake was beautiful, the staff was respectful and attentive and our coordinator Sue was AMAZING. Their professionalism and care made our wedding such a wonderful and memorable day.
We used Corcoran Caterers for our wedding this June and could not have imagined a more flawless day and which we owe in Read more...
We used Corcoran Caterers for our wedding this June and could not have imagined a more flawless day and which we owe in part to their staff. We were so impressed with the service, care and consideration we received that we have been telling anyone who will listen and recommending Corcoran to all of our friends. Our guests continue to talk about the food which were heavy hors d'oeuvres and included mini crab cakes, pigs in a blanket, a risotto station, you name it we had it. They accommodated all of the dietary restrictions for our guests with tasty choices everyone could enjoy. They made our wedding favors which were bacon maple cupcakes and everyone LOVED them. Our cake was beautiful, the staff was respectful and attentive and our coordinator Sue was AMAZING. Their professionalism and care made our wedding such a wonderful and memorable day. Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Hors d'oeuvres! Linen colors! Specialty cocktails! The Caterer is so important and by far the glue to running a smooth event…and I am incredibly happy to say that Corcoran Caterers did the MOST FABULOUS job!!! We had the pleasure of working with Martha and from day one she was wonderful! Very responsive & informative (especially since if you haven't hosted a large event before, you are new to many things, and it's a learning process) she made really great suggestions and was a great resource to bounce ideas around from food selections & linens to set-up and creating a reasonable timeline. Martha was also extremely personable and enthusiastic which are great qualities to have when you are working so closely with someone on so many important details. One thing she did that really stood out was, after the ceremony…my husband & I went off to a separate room to let the first couple moments of being married really sink in, and sweet Martha politely knocked on the door to congratulate us and greeted us with a plate of appetizers--to make sure we ate and didn't miss out on anything. She was very motherly in that way which was so appreciated. Without the incredible hard work, organization and attention to detail that we received from Martha & her team, our wedding would not have been as spectacular as it was. We cannot thank Corcoran enough! :)
Now for the food…oh my goodness…the food was SO outrageously DELICIOUS!!! My mouth is watering just thinking of how tasty the menu was! From the hors d'oeuvres to the main course & cake, everything was out of this world!! They just knocked it out of the park!!! We received countless compliments on how fantastic the food was at our wedding and we just can't express how impressed we were with Corcoran's team!!
Speaking of team! Their staff (servers, bartenders, etc.) were just the most lovely people! So friendly & so professional! Cannot say enough great things about our experience with Corcoran Caterers. FIVE STARS!! :)
Hors d'oeuvres! Linen colors! Specialty cocktails! The Caterer is so important and by far the glue to running a smooth Read more...
Hors d'oeuvres! Linen colors! Specialty cocktails! The Caterer is so important and by far the glue to running a smooth event…and I am incredibly happy to say that Corcoran Caterers did the MOST FABULOUS job!!! We had the pleasure of working with Martha and from day one she was wonderful! Very responsive & informative (especially since if you haven't hosted a large event before, you are new to many things, and it's a learning process) she made really great suggestions and was a great resource to bounce ideas around from food selections & linens to set-up and creating a reasonable timeline. Martha was also extremely personable and enthusiastic which are great qualities to have when you are working so closely with someone on so many important details. One thing she did that really stood out was, after the ceremony…my husband & I went off to a separate room to let the first couple moments of being married really sink in, and sweet Martha politely knocked on the door to congratulate us and greeted us with a plate of appetizers--to make sure we ate and didn't miss out on anything. She was very motherly in that way which was so appreciated. Without the incredible hard work, organization and attention to detail that we received from Martha & her team, our wedding would not have been as spectacular as it was. We cannot thank Corcoran enough! :)
Now for the food…oh my goodness…the food was SO outrageously DELICIOUS!!! My mouth is watering just thinking of how tasty the menu was! From the hors d'oeuvres to the main course & cake, everything was out of this world!! They just knocked it out of the park!!! We received countless compliments on how fantastic the food was at our wedding and we just can't express how impressed we were with Corcoran's team!!
Speaking of team! Their staff (servers, bartenders, etc.) were just the most lovely people! So friendly & so professional! Cannot say enough great things about our experience with Corcoran Caterers. FIVE STARS!! :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Martha and Chuck from Corcoran Caterers were absolutely wonderful! I could not have asked for better caterers! The food was amazing and that was all the guests could talk about! Martha provided me with many choices and was interested in what we like to eat and helped us narrow down to our selections. We had a life threatening peanut allergy and Corcoran was so accommodating! The cake was as delicious as it looked. The table settings were so professional and the service was impeccable. In addition to the wonderful service at the day of the wedding, Martha has helped through the wedding process from beginning to end. She has answer several of my emails and phone calls and even helped me with several non-catering questions. She has been so patient with me and I could not have asked for a better catering company. I would highly recommend Martha and Chuck! They are simply the BEST!
Martha and Chuck from Corcoran Caterers were absolutely wonderful! I could not have asked for better caterers! The food Read more...
Martha and Chuck from Corcoran Caterers were absolutely wonderful! I could not have asked for better caterers! The food was amazing and that was all the guests could talk about! Martha provided me with many choices and was interested in what we like to eat and helped us narrow down to our selections. We had a life threatening peanut allergy and Corcoran was so accommodating! The cake was as delicious as it looked. The table settings were so professional and the service was impeccable. In addition to the wonderful service at the day of the wedding, Martha has helped through the wedding process from beginning to end. She has answer several of my emails and phone calls and even helped me with several non-catering questions. She has been so patient with me and I could not have asked for a better catering company. I would highly recommend Martha and Chuck! They are simply the BEST! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Sue Pavlinski and Corcoran Caterers. Sue was absolutely wonderful to work with throughout the planning process. She was attentive, responsive, always positive and very helpful. And on the day of, she was wonderful, so organized and very always around to make sure things were running smoothly. We had a number of guests comment on how delicious the food was and how professional the wait staff was (including one of our family members who is a former mayor and has attending his fair share of formal dining events). Many thanks to Sue and Corcoran, I would highly recommend them to anyone!
I cannot say enough good things about Sue Pavlinski and Corcoran Caterers. Sue was absolutely wonderful to work with Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Sue Pavlinski and Corcoran Caterers. Sue was absolutely wonderful to work with throughout the planning process. She was attentive, responsive, always positive and very helpful. And on the day of, she was wonderful, so organized and very always around to make sure things were running smoothly. We had a number of guests comment on how delicious the food was and how professional the wait staff was (including one of our family members who is a former mayor and has attending his fair share of formal dining events). Many thanks to Sue and Corcoran, I would highly recommend them to anyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Sue Pavlinski is THE class act of caterers. Now that our wedding is over, we are really going to miss her! The presentation, food, and professionalism of Corcoran were flawless throughout the entire planning and execution process.

We had a morning wedding with a Fall afternoon reception. We had a different idea for the food and flow than the standard wedding reception. All small plates and no assigned seating.

1. The Food - My husband and I wanted a Fall comfort food theme. Sue suggested demitasse butternut squash soup, pulled pork sliders, spicy cole slaw, a mac and cheese station with toppings, cheeseburger sliders, and these perfect little dessert shooters (one pumpkin and one s'more). A month after our wedding, people are still raving about the delicious food at our wedding reception. We also wanted to do a "build your own" bloody mary bar. Sue and her staff executed it perfectly. Our guests loved it!! Sue was also very flexible with our choices for the bar, including specialty pumpkin beers.

2. The Personal Attention - From our first email with Corcoran, we felt like Sue's number one client. She was incredibly responsive, and most of all listened to our ideas of what we wanted for our reception. On our wedding day, Sue had her staff bring my husband and I a plate, or we may not have had an opportunity to try it!

3. The Presentation - The buffet and bars looked absolutely beautiful and tasteful. We used deep orange and deep red tablecloths and provided gourds and pumpkins for Sue to arrange. Her work was amazing. Sue's assistant, Beth Levi, was also an incredible help on our big day! She is extremely hardworking with the same tasteful eye.

Sue never tried to push services on us. She helped us work within a budget, adding here and trimming there. Our wedding day turned out better than we could have imagined, thanks largely to Corcoran Caterers!
Sue Pavlinski is THE class act of caterers. Now that our wedding is over, we are really going to miss her! The Read more...
Sue Pavlinski is THE class act of caterers. Now that our wedding is over, we are really going to miss her! The presentation, food, and professionalism of Corcoran were flawless throughout the entire planning and execution process.

We had a morning wedding with a Fall afternoon reception. We had a different idea for the food and flow than the standard wedding reception. All small plates and no assigned seating.

1. The Food - My husband and I wanted a Fall comfort food theme. Sue suggested demitasse butternut squash soup, pulled pork sliders, spicy cole slaw, a mac and cheese station with toppings, cheeseburger sliders, and these perfect little dessert shooters (one pumpkin and one s'more). A month after our wedding, people are still raving about the delicious food at our wedding reception. We also wanted to do a "build your own" bloody mary bar. Sue and her staff executed it perfectly. Our guests loved it!! Sue was also very flexible with our choices for the bar, including specialty pumpkin beers.

2. The Personal Attention - From our first email with Corcoran, we felt like Sue's number one client. She was incredibly responsive, and most of all listened to our ideas of what we wanted for our reception. On our wedding day, Sue had her staff bring my husband and I a plate, or we may not have had an opportunity to try it!

3. The Presentation - The buffet and bars looked absolutely beautiful and tasteful. We used deep orange and deep red tablecloths and provided gourds and pumpkins for Sue to arrange. Her work was amazing. Sue's assistant, Beth Levi, was also an incredible help on our big day! She is extremely hardworking with the same tasteful eye.

Sue never tried to push services on us. She helped us work within a budget, adding here and trimming there. Our wedding day turned out better than we could have imagined, thanks largely to Corcoran Caterers! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Where can I even begin? Sue. Sue is the best. Most helpful, patient, and accommodating person you can imagine. She is so creative and open to ideas, it really allowed me to bring my vision to life at the reception. She agreed to take a ton (lanterns for centerpieces, menus, placecards...) of stuff in their truck to our venue because they wouldn't allow us to drop anything off early. The service throughout the night was fantastic, everything was set up so beautifully, and exactly as we had discussed. The food was wonderful, I made sure to eat it! But I was a little sad to not have much of our cocktail hour food- it was so yummy. Corcoran may have been a little pricier than other catering companies, but we trusted them based on their excellent reputation and their service throughout our planning process and they far exceeded our expectations. I could go on and on about how amazing they were! Highly recommend them for your big day if you want awesome service and delicious food!!
Where can I even begin? Sue. Sue is the best. Most helpful, patient, and accommodating person you can imagine. She is so Read more...
Where can I even begin? Sue. Sue is the best. Most helpful, patient, and accommodating person you can imagine. She is so creative and open to ideas, it really allowed me to bring my vision to life at the reception. She agreed to take a ton (lanterns for centerpieces, menus, placecards...) of stuff in their truck to our venue because they wouldn't allow us to drop anything off early. The service throughout the night was fantastic, everything was set up so beautifully, and exactly as we had discussed. The food was wonderful, I made sure to eat it! But I was a little sad to not have much of our cocktail hour food- it was so yummy. Corcoran may have been a little pricier than other catering companies, but we trusted them based on their excellent reputation and their service throughout our planning process and they far exceeded our expectations. I could go on and on about how amazing they were! Highly recommend them for your big day if you want awesome service and delicious food!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Corcoran was wonderful as the caterer for my daughter's wedding. They were extremely flexible and supportive. Sue was fabulous to work with. The food, service and presentation were great. Definitely one of our best decisions.
Corcoran was wonderful as the caterer for my daughter's wedding. They were extremely flexible and supportive. Sue was Read more...
Corcoran was wonderful as the caterer for my daughter's wedding. They were extremely flexible and supportive. Sue was fabulous to work with. The food, service and presentation were great. Definitely one of our best decisions. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Martha and Corcorcan Caterers are the best in the business. They handled our pre-wedding party, the bridal suite, ceremony, cocktail hour and full wedding reception with four courses. The food melted in your mouth, the staff were sweet and so attentive to the smallest detail and their presentation with in everything they did was absolutely stunning. I cannot find a signal negative thing about our experience with them.

The staff members we worked with during the planning process, and on our big day, were so easy to work with. They responded to emails and voicemails within in the hour and went above and beyond what anyone should for the price they charge -- all with a smile!

The food is one of the most important parts of a wedding and Corcoran hit it out to the park! I would recommend them to ANYONE who is in the business for incredible customer service, amazing food, and a superub experience.
Martha and Corcorcan Caterers are the best in the business. They handled our pre-wedding party, the bridal suite, Read more...
Martha and Corcorcan Caterers are the best in the business. They handled our pre-wedding party, the bridal suite, ceremony, cocktail hour and full wedding reception with four courses. The food melted in your mouth, the staff were sweet and so attentive to the smallest detail and their presentation with in everything they did was absolutely stunning. I cannot find a signal negative thing about our experience with them.

The staff members we worked with during the planning process, and on our big day, were so easy to work with. They responded to emails and voicemails within in the hour and went above and beyond what anyone should for the price they charge -- all with a smile!

The food is one of the most important parts of a wedding and Corcoran hit it out to the park! I would recommend them to ANYONE who is in the business for incredible customer service, amazing food, and a superub experience. Read less
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Margie
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Leslie and her staff were amazing! The food was delicious, beautiful, and abundant. The buffet presentation was beautiful. The staff worked very hard making sure all the guests were "covered", both at the cocktail hour and the seated lunch. We loved that Corcoran provides one stop shopping. They do wonderful wedding cakes and out-of-this-world pastries, and we had both. They provide all the equipment - chairs, linens, etc. It made things soooo much easier. As promised, Leslie was there and served as coordinator - she orchestrated the event itself and skillfully smoothed over the few tidbits where flexibility was required. Did I mention that the food and presentation were amazing? Our guests all raved, including one cousin who is an accomplished chef. We give them our highest compliments and recommendation.
Leslie and her staff were amazing! The food was delicious, beautiful, and abundant. The buffet presentation was beautiful. Read more...
Leslie and her staff were amazing! The food was delicious, beautiful, and abundant. The buffet presentation was beautiful. The staff worked very hard making sure all the guests were "covered", both at the cocktail hour and the seated lunch. We loved that Corcoran provides one stop shopping. They do wonderful wedding cakes and out-of-this-world pastries, and we had both. They provide all the equipment - chairs, linens, etc. It made things soooo much easier. As promised, Leslie was there and served as coordinator - she orchestrated the event itself and skillfully smoothed over the few tidbits where flexibility was required. Did I mention that the food and presentation were amazing? Our guests all raved, including one cousin who is an accomplished chef. We give them our highest compliments and recommendation. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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The New Lindsay G
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Worked with Sue for our wedding, she was amazing and the food was delicious. They also did our wedding cake which was not only beautiful but also delicious! Could not recommend this caterer enough!

Also, guests are still commenting on how amazing the mac and cheese buffet was!
Worked with Sue for our wedding, she was amazing and the food was delicious. They also did our wedding cake which was not Read more...
Worked with Sue for our wedding, she was amazing and the food was delicious. They also did our wedding cake which was not only beautiful but also delicious! Could not recommend this caterer enough!

Also, guests are still commenting on how amazing the mac and cheese buffet was! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Sue and Corcoran Caterers did a fantastic job with our wedding! Because we had the ceremony and reception in one space, they not only set up the dining tables, but also set up the ceremony and flipped the space in between. We chose to have passed hors d'oeuvres and a plated dinner, and the food was excellent and plentiful. They were willing to work with us on providing our own bar, which was important to us from both a cost and preference standpoint.

I appreciated that Corcoran had a large selection of table linens in-house and charged all the same (reasonable!) price, regardless of style. They also have all of the various cutlery and serving dishes, so no need to use another vendor for that. Sue absolutely knew our venue and what would work there, was accommodating as I changed my mind, and ran a tight ship on the wedding day - fantastic (esp. since we did not have a coordinator).

Prices were reasonable for the DC area, food was great, service was excellent!
Sue and Corcoran Caterers did a fantastic job with our wedding! Because we had the ceremony and reception in one space, Read more...
Sue and Corcoran Caterers did a fantastic job with our wedding! Because we had the ceremony and reception in one space, they not only set up the dining tables, but also set up the ceremony and flipped the space in between. We chose to have passed hors d'oeuvres and a plated dinner, and the food was excellent and plentiful. They were willing to work with us on providing our own bar, which was important to us from both a cost and preference standpoint.

I appreciated that Corcoran had a large selection of table linens in-house and charged all the same (reasonable!) price, regardless of style. They also have all of the various cutlery and serving dishes, so no need to use another vendor for that. Sue absolutely knew our venue and what would work there, was accommodating as I changed my mind, and ran a tight ship on the wedding day - fantastic (esp. since we did not have a coordinator).

Prices were reasonable for the DC area, food was great, service was excellent! Read less
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Sue
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
We used Sue from Corcoran Caterer for my daughter's wedding. We received so many rave reviews from our guests about the food. Not only was everything delicious but the presentation was beautiful. I would highly recommend Sue to cater any event. She is outstanding! She is great to work with and very flexible as we would change our minds about various details.
We used Sue from Corcoran Caterer for my daughter's wedding. We received so many rave reviews from our guests about the Read more...
We used Sue from Corcoran Caterer for my daughter's wedding. We received so many rave reviews from our guests about the food. Not only was everything delicious but the presentation was beautiful. I would highly recommend Sue to cater any event. She is outstanding! She is great to work with and very flexible as we would change our minds about various details. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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patti
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Can't say enough good things about Corcoran Caterers. We were able select a gorgeous menu that impressed our guests based on Corcoran's suggestions. They worked with us on customizing the menu exactly to our tastes and budget, provided outstanding staff, and made me feel like I was their most important customer even though our wedding was smaller than some of their others. I never felt pressured or like my feedback wasn't being heard. I truly felt like they wanted to work hard for my money, and we were not disappointed! Our catering turned out quite delicious, especially our cake, which they created based entirely on my feedback. I would gladly do business with them again!
Can't say enough good things about Corcoran Caterers. We were able select a gorgeous menu that impressed our guests based Read more...
Can't say enough good things about Corcoran Caterers. We were able select a gorgeous menu that impressed our guests based on Corcoran's suggestions. They worked with us on customizing the menu exactly to our tastes and budget, provided outstanding staff, and made me feel like I was their most important customer even though our wedding was smaller than some of their others. I never felt pressured or like my feedback wasn't being heard. I truly felt like they wanted to work hard for my money, and we were not disappointed! Our catering turned out quite delicious, especially our cake, which they created based entirely on my feedback. I would gladly do business with them again! Read less
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RonaMae
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
It was a real pleasure working with Sue of the Corcoran. From day one, she has been very warm and pleasant to work with. She is vey accommodating and works hard to meet our needs. On our wedding day, everything turned out so well. Everybody loved the food and the presentation, the staff were very courteous and pleasant. It was a real perfect day for me and my husband!
It was a real pleasure working with Sue of the Corcoran. From day one, she has been very warm and pleasant to work with. Read more...
It was a real pleasure working with Sue of the Corcoran. From day one, she has been very warm and pleasant to work with. She is vey accommodating and works hard to meet our needs. On our wedding day, everything turned out so well. Everybody loved the food and the presentation, the staff were very courteous and pleasant. It was a real perfect day for me and my husband! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
6/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Corcoran Caterers and Susan Pavlinski in particular were amazing at out wedding. From the first contact Sue was fast to respond to my multiple emails and flexible to accommodate our schedules for meetings. She helped us figure out how to make our budget work and assisted with every step until the wedding date.

On the day of the wedding Sue was great. She talked us through every step and made sure everything was perfect. The food was amazing and the service was spectacular. All of our guests commented on the quality of the food. They were the PERFECT choice.
Corcoran Caterers and Susan Pavlinski in particular were amazing at out wedding. From the first contact Sue was fast to Read more...
Corcoran Caterers and Susan Pavlinski in particular were amazing at out wedding. From the first contact Sue was fast to respond to my multiple emails and flexible to accommodate our schedules for meetings. She helped us figure out how to make our budget work and assisted with every step until the wedding date.

On the day of the wedding Sue was great. She talked us through every step and made sure everything was perfect. The food was amazing and the service was spectacular. All of our guests commented on the quality of the food. They were the PERFECT choice. Read less
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kvera
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Working with Leslie and Corcoran Caterers was amazing. Leslie is a rock star in the catering world and she really knows her stuff - I can honestly say I couldn't have planned our wedding without her knowledge and expertise. She was great to work with and always offered up good advice. The food was amazing at our wedding and the guests loved it (and went back for seconds!). We did a buffet/cocktail style of reception. Everything was beautifully done from the linens on the tables to the presentation of the food.

I will really miss working with Leslie and will definitely be using her services again for future events!
Working with Leslie and Corcoran Caterers was amazing. Leslie is a rock star in the catering world and she really knows Read more...
Working with Leslie and Corcoran Caterers was amazing. Leslie is a rock star in the catering world and she really knows her stuff - I can honestly say I couldn't have planned our wedding without her knowledge and expertise. She was great to work with and always offered up good advice. The food was amazing at our wedding and the guests loved it (and went back for seconds!). We did a buffet/cocktail style of reception. Everything was beautifully done from the linens on the tables to the presentation of the food.

I will really miss working with Leslie and will definitely be using her services again for future events! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
I worked with Sue from Corcoran. These guys are great! Extremely professional and great service. The food is also amazing! Sue worked to provide a menu for us that was exactly what we wanted to work with our fall wedding. Additionally, all of their staff and waiters provided top notch service at the actual event. They are definitely a little pricier than some other caterers but it was worth every penny. Our guests would not stop raving about the food!
I worked with Sue from Corcoran. These guys are great! Extremely professional and great service. The food is also amazing! Read more...
I worked with Sue from Corcoran. These guys are great! Extremely professional and great service. The food is also amazing! Sue worked to provide a menu for us that was exactly what we wanted to work with our fall wedding. Additionally, all of their staff and waiters provided top notch service at the actual event. They are definitely a little pricier than some other caterers but it was worth every penny. Our guests would not stop raving about the food! Read less
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Thankful Bride Jessica, and Mom Debra
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Chef Javier and the staff from Corcoran Caterers, on short notice, did a phenomenal job catering my daughter's Wedding. The food was delicious, service first class, presentation beautiful and set-up/clean-up excellent. Thank you Corcoran Caterers for making the Jones/Martin wedding memorable!
Chef Javier and the staff from Corcoran Caterers, on short notice, did a phenomenal job catering my daughter's Wedding. Read more...
Chef Javier and the staff from Corcoran Caterers, on short notice, did a phenomenal job catering my daughter's Wedding. The food was delicious, service first class, presentation beautiful and set-up/clean-up excellent. Thank you Corcoran Caterers for making the Jones/Martin wedding memorable! Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Leslie and Corcoran Caterers were really and truly outstanding at my September wedding. I was a pretty non traditional bride and we interviewed several catering companies to find a delicious, casual, evening picnic kind of a menu. We didn't want a carving station or anything too formal, we wanted a party that felt like we were doing it at home (but our home isn't big enough for 100 people!). Also, I've spent a lot of time living in the Pacific Northwest, so fresh, local, healthy food is what I lean towards.

In the course of my many caterer interviews, we really felt like no one was really understanding our vision. None of the companies were being particularly creative, and just giving us chicken or fish on a plate, etc. Totally boring. But then we talked to Leslie. She got totally excited about our idea and wanting to do something a little different. She started throwing out ideas and getting us excited about how amazing our wedding could be.

In addition, Leslie was available whenever we needed her. I don't know how many countless emails went back and forth daily as she got an idea, or we wanted to add something. She worked with us to get an awesome menu and coordinate a day that would flow seamlessly. And it was so perfect. Everyone raved about the food and the look of the buffet (kind of a farmers market feel), and the cheesecake cupcakes at the end of the night were amazing. I would recommend Corcoran Caterers to anyone who wants really delicious food and a truly unforgettable event! Thank you Leslie!!!
Leslie and Corcoran Caterers were really and truly outstanding at my September wedding. I was a pretty non traditional Read more...
Leslie and Corcoran Caterers were really and truly outstanding at my September wedding. I was a pretty non traditional bride and we interviewed several catering companies to find a delicious, casual, evening picnic kind of a menu. We didn't want a carving station or anything too formal, we wanted a party that felt like we were doing it at home (but our home isn't big enough for 100 people!). Also, I've spent a lot of time living in the Pacific Northwest, so fresh, local, healthy food is what I lean towards.

In the course of my many caterer interviews, we really felt like no one was really understanding our vision. None of the companies were being particularly creative, and just giving us chicken or fish on a plate, etc. Totally boring. But then we talked to Leslie. She got totally excited about our idea and wanting to do something a little different. She started throwing out ideas and getting us excited about how amazing our wedding could be.

In addition, Leslie was available whenever we needed her. I don't know how many countless emails went back and forth daily as she got an idea, or we wanted to add something. She worked with us to get an awesome menu and coordinate a day that would flow seamlessly. And it was so perfect. Everyone raved about the food and the look of the buffet (kind of a farmers market feel), and the cheesecake cupcakes at the end of the night were amazing. I would recommend Corcoran Caterers to anyone who wants really delicious food and a truly unforgettable event! Thank you Leslie!!! Read less
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AdeleK
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Sue Pavlinski of Corcoran is an exceptional pro. She worked with me to create an elegant, highly personalized event that met our budget, and she did an amazing job of coordinating the food on the day of the event. She frequently works with the historic reception venue we used (Glenview Mansion in Rockville, MD), so she knew exactly how to navigate the rules to create the least amount of stress for all concerned. She was extremely flexible - she suggested that we provide our own drinks and desserts to save on costs - and the food was elegant enough to impress even my foodie friends. A terrific experience.
Sue Pavlinski of Corcoran is an exceptional pro. She worked with me to create an elegant, highly personalized event that Read more...
Sue Pavlinski of Corcoran is an exceptional pro. She worked with me to create an elegant, highly personalized event that met our budget, and she did an amazing job of coordinating the food on the day of the event. She frequently works with the historic reception venue we used (Glenview Mansion in Rockville, MD), so she knew exactly how to navigate the rules to create the least amount of stress for all concerned. She was extremely flexible - she suggested that we provide our own drinks and desserts to save on costs - and the food was elegant enough to impress even my foodie friends. A terrific experience. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Leslie and Corcoran are amazing! My husband and I are sooo happy that we chose them for our wedding day. When I began looking into caterers I was a little skeptical I would be able to find a company that would understand the type of event we were going for. But as soon as we spoke with Leslie and we began talking about our food and decor visions for the day I knew they were the ones to go with. Nothing was impossible, the ideas started spiraling, in a good way. She was able to take all of our ideas and expand on them. At our tasting it was great, we would get to talking and she would jump up and say "Oh my gosh! I have to show you this one thing we have!" And soon we were going through props and all these things that would come together to complete our look for our buffet.

They were also so accommodating! One of my big conditions was that there would be NO chafing dishes to be seen on our buffet! Together we were able to come up with a menu that worked. Hot food, cold food, everything was perfectly executed. Serving food in ways that's not just hot or not just cold takes planning, and Corcoran has it down. Everything was displayed so beautifully, the fact that we eat with our eyes is true, but everything actually tasted delicious too! Our guests were raving about the rack of lamb. And the tortellini salad! I had agreed to the salad making it on the menu because I knew we needed a veggie pasta option. But it blew everyone away! Everyone was talking about it and going back for seconds and thirds. Everything, was delicious and beautiful. I guess that's one of the big reasons I liked Corcoran, they understand that having food displayed in an attractive way adds so much to the experience of eating the food.

And dessert! Leslie and the chef's went above and beyond for what we had planned for our ice cream bar. My husband and I opted for no cake, because we don't like it, but we loove ice cream, and it's our wedding so we can do what we want! Originally I was scared our ice cream bar was looking a little too banana split-ish. In the end it was the best combination of sorbet and fresh fruit toppings we could have ever imagined! We were in heaven! They really made sure to complete our vision.

And the staff... what an amazing group! Weddings should be fun events for all and I was so happy to see the staff having fun too! Our bartender was behind the bar dancing along to the music, our food servers were all smiles, everyone was so helpful! And I even snuck back in the prep room for a picture with the staff, it's a favorite from the evening!

So thank you Leslie and everyone at Corcoran for turning our wedding visions into reality! And not just the food... the space was beautiful! Everything came together so well, they knew just where to fill in the blanks. Thank you again!
Leslie and Corcoran are amazing! My husband and I are sooo happy that we chose them for our wedding day. When I began Read more...
Leslie and Corcoran are amazing! My husband and I are sooo happy that we chose them for our wedding day. When I began looking into caterers I was a little skeptical I would be able to find a company that would understand the type of event we were going for. But as soon as we spoke with Leslie and we began talking about our food and decor visions for the day I knew they were the ones to go with. Nothing was impossible, the ideas started spiraling, in a good way. She was able to take all of our ideas and expand on them. At our tasting it was great, we would get to talking and she would jump up and say "Oh my gosh! I have to show you this one thing we have!" And soon we were going through props and all these things that would come together to complete our look for our buffet.

They were also so accommodating! One of my big conditions was that there would be NO chafing dishes to be seen on our buffet! Together we were able to come up with a menu that worked. Hot food, cold food, everything was perfectly executed. Serving food in ways that's not just hot or not just cold takes planning, and Corcoran has it down. Everything was displayed so beautifully, the fact that we eat with our eyes is true, but everything actually tasted delicious too! Our guests were raving about the rack of lamb. And the tortellini salad! I had agreed to the salad making it on the menu because I knew we needed a veggie pasta option. But it blew everyone away! Everyone was talking about it and going back for seconds and thirds. Everything, was delicious and beautiful. I guess that's one of the big reasons I liked Corcoran, they understand that having food displayed in an attractive way adds so much to the experience of eating the food.

And dessert! Leslie and the chef's went above and beyond for what we had planned for our ice cream bar. My husband and I opted for no cake, because we don't like it, but we loove ice cream, and it's our wedding so we can do what we want! Originally I was scared our ice cream bar was looking a little too banana split-ish. In the end it was the best combination of sorbet and fresh fruit toppings we could have ever imagined! We were in heaven! They really made sure to complete our vision.

And the staff... what an amazing group! Weddings should be fun events for all and I was so happy to see the staff having fun too! Our bartender was behind the bar dancing along to the music, our food servers were all smiles, everyone was so helpful! And I even snuck back in the prep room for a picture with the staff, it's a favorite from the evening!

So thank you Leslie and everyone at Corcoran for turning our wedding visions into reality! And not just the food... the space was beautiful! Everything came together so well, they knew just where to fill in the blanks. Thank you again! Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Hands down one of the best caterers in the DC metro area!! Leslie and her team made my day the most memorable and scrumptious day any bride could ask for!!
Hands down one of the best caterers in the DC metro area!! Leslie and her team made my day the most memorable and Read more...
Hands down one of the best caterers in the DC metro area!! Leslie and her team made my day the most memorable and scrumptious day any bride could ask for!! Read less
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Ilana & Glen
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
From the first time Leslie from Corcoran Caterers got on the phone with me, I knew we had found the right caterer for our wedding. All the other places I called asked what we liked on their menu and only talked about pricing. Leslie immediately asked what kind of food we like, our favorite restaurant in DC, our style, and even information about our jobs, engagement, and hobbies.

Leslie was always prompt with responding to any questions, and was extremely detail oriented. The day of the event, she was more than just a caterer, she took care of some many details to help make the night flow perfectly. All of the food service and set-up staff were friendly, professional, and seemed to enjoy being part of our event.

Besides all that, the food was exceptional. The presentation was beautiful, everything was well prepared, and tasted great- almost three weeks later, people are still raving about it. We were able to create a unique menu that represented who we are, while still meeting the needs of all our family and friends with very different tastes diets.

I would recommend Corcoran Caterers and Leslie to anyone getting married in the DC area; they helped make our day amazing, but also made all the planning and preparation stress free!
From the first time Leslie from Corcoran Caterers got on the phone with me, I knew we had found the right caterer for our Read more...
From the first time Leslie from Corcoran Caterers got on the phone with me, I knew we had found the right caterer for our wedding. All the other places I called asked what we liked on their menu and only talked about pricing. Leslie immediately asked what kind of food we like, our favorite restaurant in DC, our style, and even information about our jobs, engagement, and hobbies.

Leslie was always prompt with responding to any questions, and was extremely detail oriented. The day of the event, she was more than just a caterer, she took care of some many details to help make the night flow perfectly. All of the food service and set-up staff were friendly, professional, and seemed to enjoy being part of our event.

Besides all that, the food was exceptional. The presentation was beautiful, everything was well prepared, and tasted great- almost three weeks later, people are still raving about it. We were able to create a unique menu that represented who we are, while still meeting the needs of all our family and friends with very different tastes diets.

I would recommend Corcoran Caterers and Leslie to anyone getting married in the DC area; they helped make our day amazing, but also made all the planning and preparation stress free! Read less
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tobesk
Wedding:
10/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was October 3rd, 2010. Javier and Corcoran Catering are exceptional. They went above and beyond our expectations. They are far superior to other caterers in the area. Their presentation was chic and the food was incredible. The guests (which included food critics) were moaning and raving about the meal. Javier was wonderful to work with both professionally and personally. Amazing! My wife and I were so happy.
Our wedding was October 3rd, 2010. Javier and Corcoran Catering are exceptional. They went above and beyond our Read more...
Our wedding was October 3rd, 2010. Javier and Corcoran Catering are exceptional. They went above and beyond our expectations. They are far superior to other caterers in the area. Their presentation was chic and the food was incredible. The guests (which included food critics) were moaning and raving about the meal. Javier was wonderful to work with both professionally and personally. Amazing! My wife and I were so happy. Read less
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Yvonne
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
We do not have enough good things to say about Corcoran and we could not have picked a better caterer.

We discovered Corcoran at a bridal expo and were immediately impressed with the quality and presentation of their food. We decided to work with Sue Pavlinski who was absolutely fantastic. She helped us plan our menu every step of the way and used her experience to assist us in creating exactly the menu we wanted.

Corcoran excelled at all of the small details. One of the nice touches was a platter of delicious food given to the bridal party before the ceremony began. Corcoran went above and beyond to take care of the bride and groom and our bridal party.

On our wedding day, the hottest day of the year, Corcoran was working their hardest. Once the ceremony was over, Corcoran greeted the guests with water and our signature drink, a key lime martini. Also at that time, Corcoran's amazing wait staff began passing light hors d'oeuvres to all of the guests.

Behind the scenes, Corcoran was putting together the most amazing food display I've ever seen. Once they invited the guests into the dining room to eat, we were blown away by the amount of food and the presentation. Corcoran always kept the presentation looking its best. In addition, the food itself was absolutely amazing. We went with buffet style dining and our tapas-like spread offered our guests a wide variety of flavors. The meat was juicy and everything was exactly like at our tasting. In addition, the presentation took it up another notch!

Throughout the whole night, the wait staff worked incredibly hard, but did it with such grace and class. We were really impressed. They never left a glass empty and no one went without their needs being met. Lastly, the bartenders were fantastic. They handled a rather young crowd very well and kept up. Everyone was happy.

Working with Sue was absolutely wonderful and she made us feel so at ease. She was dependable and we knew we didn't have to worry about the food or drinks at all. To this day, we still hear that we had the "best wedding food ever." We couldn't agree more.
We do not have enough good things to say about Corcoran and we could not have picked a better caterer.

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We do not have enough good things to say about Corcoran and we could not have picked a better caterer.

We discovered Corcoran at a bridal expo and were immediately impressed with the quality and presentation of their food. We decided to work with Sue Pavlinski who was absolutely fantastic. She helped us plan our menu every step of the way and used her experience to assist us in creating exactly the menu we wanted.

Corcoran excelled at all of the small details. One of the nice touches was a platter of delicious food given to the bridal party before the ceremony began. Corcoran went above and beyond to take care of the bride and groom and our bridal party.

On our wedding day, the hottest day of the year, Corcoran was working their hardest. Once the ceremony was over, Corcoran greeted the guests with water and our signature drink, a key lime martini. Also at that time, Corcoran's amazing wait staff began passing light hors d'oeuvres to all of the guests.

Behind the scenes, Corcoran was putting together the most amazing food display I've ever seen. Once they invited the guests into the dining room to eat, we were blown away by the amount of food and the presentation. Corcoran always kept the presentation looking its best. In addition, the food itself was absolutely amazing. We went with buffet style dining and our tapas-like spread offered our guests a wide variety of flavors. The meat was juicy and everything was exactly like at our tasting. In addition, the presentation took it up another notch!

Throughout the whole night, the wait staff worked incredibly hard, but did it with such grace and class. We were really impressed. They never left a glass empty and no one went without their needs being met. Lastly, the bartenders were fantastic. They handled a rather young crowd very well and kept up. Everyone was happy.

Working with Sue was absolutely wonderful and she made us feel so at ease. She was dependable and we knew we didn't have to worry about the food or drinks at all. To this day, we still hear that we had the "best wedding food ever." We couldn't agree more. Read less
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Livy
Wedding:
7/6/2008
5.0/5.0
perfect! she was as excited as I was! we had an ice cream buffet and a beautiful brides cake and grooms cake. gorgeous! very professional and very talented.
perfect! she was as excited as I was! we had an ice cream buffet and a beautiful brides cake and grooms cake. gorgeous! Read more...
perfect! she was as excited as I was! we had an ice cream buffet and a beautiful brides cake and grooms cake. gorgeous! very professional and very talented. Read less
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HELEN
Wedding:
9/15/2007
5.0/5.0
I met Kevin Kozak from Corcoran Caterers during the January bridal expo at the Glenview Mansion. Having gone to several of these already, I had spoken with dozens of caterers but none of them could hold a candle to Kevin. He had everything that the other caterers either didn’t have or weren’t able to communicate. Kevin’s sharp mind, extensive knowledge about the wedding industry, and personable manner blew me away. Being an extremely organized planner myself, I knew I had to hire a caterer that could maintain a level of professionalism, commitment and efficiency that well exceeded the average. And that is exactly what I got!

All of the communication I had with Kevin over the nine months I was planning my wedding was prompt and thorough. All of my questions were answered and all of my needs and requests were addressed immediately. It is often said that in planning a wedding you always end up going over budget, but in fact we ended under budget thanks to Corcoran’s reasonable pricing and Kevin’s diligence.

We had a ball at our tasting. The presentation was outstanding and the food worthy of three Michelin stars. Kevin’s extraordinary service included his attendance at the rehearsal the night before the wedding where he played the role of conductor, effortlessly organizing and directing our enormous wedding party. As a result of the detailed practice, the intricate timing of our sunset ceremony was achieved completely seamlessly. Throughout the entire reception Kevin seemed to be everywhere at once – managing all of the elements of the party so that my husband and I and our guests were comfortable and enjoying ourselves. He played the role of a day-of wedding planner running the whole show, but since he was involved from the very beginning he knew exactly how the event was supposed to go and what our vision was- a priceless asset. By the last few weeks leading up to the wedding we felt almost like Kevin was a part of the family; or at least we wish he was. Kevin is a GEM and I would recommend him for any event!
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I met Kevin Kozak from Corcoran Caterers during the January bridal expo at the Glenview Mansion. Having gone to several of these already, I had spoken with dozens of caterers but none of them could hold a candle to Kevin. He had everything that the other caterers either didn’t have or weren’t able to communicate. Kevin’s sharp mind, extensive knowledge about the wedding industry, and personable manner blew me away. Being an extremely organized planner myself, I knew I had to hire a caterer that could maintain a level of professionalism, commitment and efficiency that well exceeded the average. And that is exactly what I got!

All of the communication I had with Kevin over the nine months I was planning my wedding was prompt and thorough. All of my questions were answered and all of my needs and requests were addressed immediately. It is often said that in planning a wedding you always end up going over budget, but in fact we ended under budget thanks to Corcoran’s reasonable pricing and Kevin’s diligence.

We had a ball at our tasting. The presentation was outstanding and the food worthy of three Michelin stars. Kevin’s extraordinary service included his attendance at the rehearsal the night before the wedding where he played the role of conductor, effortlessly organizing and directing our enormous wedding party. As a result of the detailed practice, the intricate timing of our sunset ceremony was achieved completely seamlessly. Throughout the entire reception Kevin seemed to be everywhere at once – managing all of the elements of the party so that my husband and I and our guests were comfortable and enjoying ourselves. He played the role of a day-of wedding planner running the whole show, but since he was involved from the very beginning he knew exactly how the event was supposed to go and what our vision was- a priceless asset. By the last few weeks leading up to the wedding we felt almost like Kevin was a part of the family; or at least we wish he was. Kevin is a GEM and I would recommend him for any event! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
8/25/2007
5.0/5.0
If you see this caterer on your preferred vendors list, RUN, don't walk, to the phone and call them asap! This vendor far exceeded my expectations throughout the wedding planning process and at the wedding itself.

Corcoran Caterers is a smaller catering company based in Silver Spring. My contact there was Kevin Kozak. My experience with them was simply incredible. Their food was excellent and beautifully presented. The prices were lower than any other proposal I received. And from the start they were significantly more responsive to my emails and phone calls.

We were about three hours late for our first tasting. When we arrived, they were professional and completely understanding of our lateness. The food was extremely tasty despite the fact it had probably been sitting around for three hours. The head of the company himself helped serve the food. Kevin arranged a second tasting for me later at no charge when I changed my mind about what appetizers I wanted. The mini crab cakes are delicious!! Kevin and the chef even accomodated our special request to have macaroni and cheese at the tasting and later at the wedding (it was not initially on the menu of potential food selections).

It seems like Kevin has worked a bazillion weddings. He knows everything about all the details associated with a wedding, not just the food. He even came to our rehearsal to help with the walk-through, for no extra charge. He fed our vendors at no extra charge. We did a buffet (which was beautifully presented) and he had a waiter assigned to me and my husband all night, bringing us food, drinks and making sure we were fed and happy.

I don't know what I would have done if I had not hired this vendor. The entire week before the wedding I was so calm because I knew he was on top of everything. On several occasions my mother commented to me, "don't worry, Kevin is on it!" In retrospect, I think hiring a good caterer is the single most important decision you will make when wedding planning. They really can make or break your event. We lucked out BIG TIME by hiring them. I highly recommend this vendor.
If you see this caterer on your preferred vendors list, RUN, don't walk, to the phone and call them asap! This vendor far Read more...
If you see this caterer on your preferred vendors list, RUN, don't walk, to the phone and call them asap! This vendor far exceeded my expectations throughout the wedding planning process and at the wedding itself.

Corcoran Caterers is a smaller catering company based in Silver Spring. My contact there was Kevin Kozak. My experience with them was simply incredible. Their food was excellent and beautifully presented. The prices were lower than any other proposal I received. And from the start they were significantly more responsive to my emails and phone calls.

We were about three hours late for our first tasting. When we arrived, they were professional and completely understanding of our lateness. The food was extremely tasty despite the fact it had probably been sitting around for three hours. The head of the company himself helped serve the food. Kevin arranged a second tasting for me later at no charge when I changed my mind about what appetizers I wanted. The mini crab cakes are delicious!! Kevin and the chef even accomodated our special request to have macaroni and cheese at the tasting and later at the wedding (it was not initially on the menu of potential food selections).

It seems like Kevin has worked a bazillion weddings. He knows everything about all the details associated with a wedding, not just the food. He even came to our rehearsal to help with the walk-through, for no extra charge. He fed our vendors at no extra charge. We did a buffet (which was beautifully presented) and he had a waiter assigned to me and my husband all night, bringing us food, drinks and making sure we were fed and happy.

I don't know what I would have done if I had not hired this vendor. The entire week before the wedding I was so calm because I knew he was on top of everything. On several occasions my mother commented to me, "don't worry, Kevin is on it!" In retrospect, I think hiring a good caterer is the single most important decision you will make when wedding planning. They really can make or break your event. We lucked out BIG TIME by hiring them. I highly recommend this vendor. Read less
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Heidi
Wedding:
5/9/2007
5.0/5.0
The food at our wedding was absolutely perfect. It tasted great, and looked amazing. We would recommend Corcoran Caterers to anyone!
The food at our wedding was absolutely perfect. It tasted great, and looked amazing. We would recommend Corcoran Caterers Read more...
The food at our wedding was absolutely perfect. It tasted great, and looked amazing. We would recommend Corcoran Caterers to anyone! Read less
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JMBWife
Wedding:
4/29/2006
5.0/5.0
Corcoran was AWESOME! The food was soooo good and the service was impeccable. They were willing to give us whatever we wanted. They never told us "no".
Corcoran was AWESOME! The food was soooo good and the service was impeccable. They were willing to give us whatever we Read more...
Corcoran was AWESOME! The food was soooo good and the service was impeccable. They were willing to give us whatever we wanted. They never told us "no". Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
We held our event at Woodend Sanctuary. The table settings were stunning, and we received so many compliments about the food. Leslie was a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend this catering service.
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We held our event at Woodend Sanctuary. The table settings were stunning, and we received so many compliments about the food. Leslie was a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend this catering service. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Leslie was a pleasure to deal with - someone whose experience and affinity for this work are very obvious. The vegan food Corcoran provided was elegant and delicious, the tables were gorgeous and just as my daughter the bride wanted them, and Leslie finessed a last-second move from the grove at Woodend Sanctuary to the portico, including moving the chuppah, because the light rain had wet the chairs she'd set up in the grove.

The only element I assigned a bit less than a 5 was responsiveness, and that was because we did not get prompt responses to some questions. But overall, it was an excellent experience.
Leslie was a pleasure to deal with - someone whose experience and affinity for this work are very obvious. The vegan food Read more...
Leslie was a pleasure to deal with - someone whose experience and affinity for this work are very obvious. The vegan food Corcoran provided was elegant and delicious, the tables were gorgeous and just as my daughter the bride wanted them, and Leslie finessed a last-second move from the grove at Woodend Sanctuary to the portico, including moving the chuppah, because the light rain had wet the chairs she'd set up in the grove.

The only element I assigned a bit less than a 5 was responsiveness, and that was because we did not get prompt responses to some questions. But overall, it was an excellent experience. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
My daughter got married last weekend at Woodend and everything was great. We worked closely with Leslie and she was a joy to work with. The food and presentation were fantastic and the set up was perfect. In addition to everything, Leslie let us save on costs by letting us buy the alcohol ourselves as well as the food for stationary hors d'oeuvres (hummus, cheese, crackers, bread and nuts), which Corcoran then put out. Corcoran made the butlered hot hors d'oeuvres (latkes, crab and corn fritters, and jerk chicken skewers). Dinner was a plated salad (tomato and avocado), followed by a buffet with carved roast beef, balsamic glazed salmon, and chicken. The rutabaga and potato puree and sauteed vegetables were outstanding. On top of that they made one special vegan entree for one of our guests. Be aware that Maryland sales tax applies to the entire bill. That was not included in early estimates and caught us by surprise a bit when we made our final payment.
My daughter got married last weekend at Woodend and everything was great. We worked closely with Leslie and she was a joy Read more...
My daughter got married last weekend at Woodend and everything was great. We worked closely with Leslie and she was a joy to work with. The food and presentation were fantastic and the set up was perfect. In addition to everything, Leslie let us save on costs by letting us buy the alcohol ourselves as well as the food for stationary hors d'oeuvres (hummus, cheese, crackers, bread and nuts), which Corcoran then put out. Corcoran made the butlered hot hors d'oeuvres (latkes, crab and corn fritters, and jerk chicken skewers). Dinner was a plated salad (tomato and avocado), followed by a buffet with carved roast beef, balsamic glazed salmon, and chicken. The rutabaga and potato puree and sauteed vegetables were outstanding. On top of that they made one special vegan entree for one of our guests. Be aware that Maryland sales tax applies to the entire bill. That was not included in early estimates and caught us by surprise a bit when we made our final payment. Read less
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Dan
Wedding:
9/8/2012
4.9/5.0
Leslie Grimes was so on the ball it was truly impressive! From the very first meeting with her, we knew she'd take care of us and our wedding like it was the only thing on her plate (which of course, it wasn't--but you'd never know!). I heard rave reviews about the food, the service, and never ever worried about a thing. The day of, there was a tornado threat and severe thunderstorms, Leslie never fretted, and pulled off a ceremony & reception set up in the same area of our venue in seriously less than an hour. We loved her creativity with our menu, the ideas were amazing, and everything was OUTSTANDING.
Leslie Grimes was so on the ball it was truly impressive! From the very first meeting with her, we knew she'd take care of Read more...
Leslie Grimes was so on the ball it was truly impressive! From the very first meeting with her, we knew she'd take care of us and our wedding like it was the only thing on her plate (which of course, it wasn't--but you'd never know!). I heard rave reviews about the food, the service, and never ever worried about a thing. The day of, there was a tornado threat and severe thunderstorms, Leslie never fretted, and pulled off a ceremony & reception set up in the same area of our venue in seriously less than an hour. We loved her creativity with our menu, the ideas were amazing, and everything was OUTSTANDING. Read less
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Kara
Wedding:
3/31/2012
4.9/5.0
I worked with Leslie at Corcoran who provided a superb meal and great service at a very reasonable cost. I interviewed (and attempted to get quotes) from at least 4 other caterers and Corcoran was by far the most responsive and reasonable. Leslie was also the most familiar with our venue (the Silver Spring Civic Building), which worked out well.

Leslie worked with my sketchy ideas and somewhat low budget (once my fiancé got involved, it increased!) to produce a terrific, interesting meal (starter of a soup “shot” and small salad + Chesapeake Rockfish + Steak) for about 130 people. She was also up-front about what the company could and couldn’t do, budget-wise. Leslie and the staff at Corcoran also provided appropriate and delicious meals for several vegetarian friends (seriously, I wish I had ordered that meal), about 6 different sets of significant food allergies (including gluten + dairy intolerance), AND food for our kids’ room. I really appreciated their flexibility and willingness to figure out foods that all our guests could eat and enjoy. They were also willing to allow us to supply our own beer and wine (which they served)—and which was a major cost savings for us.

Finally, they provided our wedding cake, including one classic-white layer at my request that the baker had to come up with a new recipe for. It was delicious.

We did have a couple of miscommunications regarding who was doing what (like the room layout) at the
last minute, but I take responsibility for that too. I did find that it was more effective to chat on the phone than email on more complicated matters—which was a learning experience for me.

I highly recommend Corcoran (and Leslie) and would use them for another event in future. I thought they did a great job.
I worked with Leslie at Corcoran who provided a superb meal and great service at a very reasonable cost. I interviewed Read more...
I worked with Leslie at Corcoran who provided a superb meal and great service at a very reasonable cost. I interviewed (and attempted to get quotes) from at least 4 other caterers and Corcoran was by far the most responsive and reasonable. Leslie was also the most familiar with our venue (the Silver Spring Civic Building), which worked out well.

Leslie worked with my sketchy ideas and somewhat low budget (once my fiancé got involved, it increased!) to produce a terrific, interesting meal (starter of a soup “shot” and small salad + Chesapeake Rockfish + Steak) for about 130 people. She was also up-front about what the company could and couldn’t do, budget-wise. Leslie and the staff at Corcoran also provided appropriate and delicious meals for several vegetarian friends (seriously, I wish I had ordered that meal), about 6 different sets of significant food allergies (including gluten + dairy intolerance), AND food for our kids’ room. I really appreciated their flexibility and willingness to figure out foods that all our guests could eat and enjoy. They were also willing to allow us to supply our own beer and wine (which they served)—and which was a major cost savings for us.

Finally, they provided our wedding cake, including one classic-white layer at my request that the baker had to come up with a new recipe for. It was delicious.

We did have a couple of miscommunications regarding who was doing what (like the room layout) at the
last minute, but I take responsibility for that too. I did find that it was more effective to chat on the phone than email on more complicated matters—which was a learning experience for me.

I highly recommend Corcoran (and Leslie) and would use them for another event in future. I thought they did a great job. Read less
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Jeanette
Wedding:
9/4/2011
4.9/5.0
I almost didn't call Corcoran because their website was so nice, I assumed they would be out of our budget. But they were one of the few caterers in the D.C. area willing to work with our budget (about $75 per person) and helpful in making budget-conscious decisions (for example, we provided the wine and beer ourselves and Corcoran did not charge any corking fee to serve it). Once we had our free tasting of the exact menu we'd selected (which few other caterers offer), we knew we needed to look no further. Sue was just a pleasure to work with, and she really made sure things ran smoothly on the day of the event. She is such a sweet woman and so encouraging along the way. She had suggestions and questions about the day's timeline and venue layout that I hadn't thought of, which was great. I would highly recommend Corcoran to anyone. Everyone was very complimentary of the service and the food!
I almost didn't call Corcoran because their website was so nice, I assumed they would be out of our budget. But they were Read more...
I almost didn't call Corcoran because their website was so nice, I assumed they would be out of our budget. But they were one of the few caterers in the D.C. area willing to work with our budget (about $75 per person) and helpful in making budget-conscious decisions (for example, we provided the wine and beer ourselves and Corcoran did not charge any corking fee to serve it). Once we had our free tasting of the exact menu we'd selected (which few other caterers offer), we knew we needed to look no further. Sue was just a pleasure to work with, and she really made sure things ran smoothly on the day of the event. She is such a sweet woman and so encouraging along the way. She had suggestions and questions about the day's timeline and venue layout that I hadn't thought of, which was great. I would highly recommend Corcoran to anyone. Everyone was very complimentary of the service and the food! Read less
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llbeans21
Wedding:
10/9/2010
4.9/5.0
Two thumbs up for Corcoran Caterers! It was such a pleasure working with Sue Pavlinksi, who is professional, creative, thoughtful, timely, and helps put brides and their families at ease. From the beginning we were confident that the food would taste great (the private tasting was incredible) and the service would be great with Sue in charge. We got even more than we expected! Most people ordered the beef tenderloin and everyone's was cooked perfectly-not overdone like at so many weddings, though we did have a smaller crowd with 65 people. The service was impeccable with friendly wait staff and everything went so smoothly. When we were taking family photos during the cocktail hour, a Corcoran waitress approached us with a tray of hors d'oevres to make sure we were fed! The bartender was generous and friendly and really took care of our guests. Sue even brought me glasses of wine so I wouldn't have to wait, checked in just enough to make sure everything was going smoothly, and even taught my husband and me how to do the cake cutting (something we had totally overlooked) a couple minutes before it was time! She handled the wedding with such ease and working with Sue was such a pleasure. Every food item was delicious - I highly recommend the beef tenderloin and chicken picatta and we got rave reviews about the butternut squash soup appetizer (perfect for a fall wedding)! I highly recommend working with Corcoran for your wedding and go with Sue!
Two thumbs up for Corcoran Caterers! It was such a pleasure working with Sue Pavlinksi, who is professional, creative, Read more...
Two thumbs up for Corcoran Caterers! It was such a pleasure working with Sue Pavlinksi, who is professional, creative, thoughtful, timely, and helps put brides and their families at ease. From the beginning we were confident that the food would taste great (the private tasting was incredible) and the service would be great with Sue in charge. We got even more than we expected! Most people ordered the beef tenderloin and everyone's was cooked perfectly-not overdone like at so many weddings, though we did have a smaller crowd with 65 people. The service was impeccable with friendly wait staff and everything went so smoothly. When we were taking family photos during the cocktail hour, a Corcoran waitress approached us with a tray of hors d'oevres to make sure we were fed! The bartender was generous and friendly and really took care of our guests. Sue even brought me glasses of wine so I wouldn't have to wait, checked in just enough to make sure everything was going smoothly, and even taught my husband and me how to do the cake cutting (something we had totally overlooked) a couple minutes before it was time! She handled the wedding with such ease and working with Sue was such a pleasure. Every food item was delicious - I highly recommend the beef tenderloin and chicken picatta and we got rave reviews about the butternut squash soup appetizer (perfect for a fall wedding)! I highly recommend working with Corcoran for your wedding and go with Sue! Read less
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suegee
Wedding:
6/20/2009
4.9/5.0
I truly couldn't have asked for more for my wedding. People still mention how perfect the food and setup was. I was able to put my trust in them to coordinate with my venue and DJ. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone!
I truly couldn't have asked for more for my wedding. People still mention how perfect the food and setup was. I was able Read more...
I truly couldn't have asked for more for my wedding. People still mention how perfect the food and setup was. I was able to put my trust in them to coordinate with my venue and DJ. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Kudos to Corcoran for a job well done. The food got excellent reviews from our guests, the presentation of it was lovely, and Martha was a pleasure to work with. We had a bit of delayed responsiveness in the early planning but in the days leading up the wedding Martha gave us great, focused attention and was flexible to swap in a chimichurri sauce for the steak and to swap in type of wine we'd chosen.

We also LOVED our cake! In our selection, Corcoran stood out because it was a caterer who would also do wedding cake and delightful dessert selections. The cake was the first thing that I saw when I walked into our wedding site on the day of the wedding and it was absolutely perfect. It looked even better than we expected and really set the mood for a great day! (And it was delicious, too).
Kudos to Corcoran for a job well done. The food got excellent reviews from our guests, the presentation of it was lovely, Read more...
Kudos to Corcoran for a job well done. The food got excellent reviews from our guests, the presentation of it was lovely, and Martha was a pleasure to work with. We had a bit of delayed responsiveness in the early planning but in the days leading up the wedding Martha gave us great, focused attention and was flexible to swap in a chimichurri sauce for the steak and to swap in type of wine we'd chosen.

We also LOVED our cake! In our selection, Corcoran stood out because it was a caterer who would also do wedding cake and delightful dessert selections. The cake was the first thing that I saw when I walked into our wedding site on the day of the wedding and it was absolutely perfect. It looked even better than we expected and really set the mood for a great day! (And it was delicious, too). Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/14/2012
4.7/5.0
Leslie Grimes at Corcoran Caterers helped my wife and I pull off a fantastic wedding Sept. 14th at Woodend in Chevy Chase and I would strongly recommend her to anyone planning an event in the DC area.

The food was, in a word, delicious and the service was extremely professional. We did a buffet-style menu featuring mango chicken, sliders with BBQ sauce, and an amazing kale salad called the "Rainbow of Health." As good as the test versions they provided at our tasting were, the final product was even better.

Beyond the incredible meal, Corcoran really worked with us to design a menu that provided a lot of flair and still fit within our budget. There are an insane amount of options relating to catering (everything from the plates, to the colors, to the method of service, etc.) and Leslie did a great job of helping us make choices that worked together. Leslie also provided significant "polish" to the event, with little touches like a dedicated server for our table and on-the-fly adjustments for things like a photo booth.

The only ding -- and it's a very minor one -- was that our final bill had a couple of inconsistencies in it. Although Leslie quickly resolved the issues when we brought them to her attention, it gave us a last minute scare. This very small problem was totally out-weighed by the overall excellent experience, however, and we'd definitely work with Corcoran and Leslie again.
Leslie Grimes at Corcoran Caterers helped my wife and I pull off a fantastic wedding Sept. 14th at Woodend in Chevy Chase Read more...
Leslie Grimes at Corcoran Caterers helped my wife and I pull off a fantastic wedding Sept. 14th at Woodend in Chevy Chase and I would strongly recommend her to anyone planning an event in the DC area.

The food was, in a word, delicious and the service was extremely professional. We did a buffet-style menu featuring mango chicken, sliders with BBQ sauce, and an amazing kale salad called the "Rainbow of Health." As good as the test versions they provided at our tasting were, the final product was even better.

Beyond the incredible meal, Corcoran really worked with us to design a menu that provided a lot of flair and still fit within our budget. There are an insane amount of options relating to catering (everything from the plates, to the colors, to the method of service, etc.) and Leslie did a great job of helping us make choices that worked together. Leslie also provided significant "polish" to the event, with little touches like a dedicated server for our table and on-the-fly adjustments for things like a photo booth.

The only ding -- and it's a very minor one -- was that our final bill had a couple of inconsistencies in it. Although Leslie quickly resolved the issues when we brought them to her attention, it gave us a last minute scare. This very small problem was totally out-weighed by the overall excellent experience, however, and we'd definitely work with Corcoran and Leslie again. Read less
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Nancy
Wedding:
10/10/2010
4.7/5.0
Sue and the crew at Corcoran Catering were a wonderful addition to our wedding. Sue was so responsive and flexible - I got emails back within the hour and she always had ideas and suggestions to make our day easier and better. The food was delicious, the service was responsive and the decor was exactly what we wanted. I would highly recommend them!
Sue and the crew at Corcoran Catering were a wonderful addition to our wedding. Sue was so responsive and flexible - I got Read more...
Sue and the crew at Corcoran Catering were a wonderful addition to our wedding. Sue was so responsive and flexible - I got emails back within the hour and she always had ideas and suggestions to make our day easier and better. The food was delicious, the service was responsive and the decor was exactly what we wanted. I would highly recommend them! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
1/25/2014
4.6/5.0
Corcoran was a great caterer to work with and Sue was also fantastic. They were flexible with changes that we made to our menu. The food at the reception was great and I got several compliments on it. The table settings looked beautiful. Great choice.
Corcoran was a great caterer to work with and Sue was also fantastic. They were flexible with changes that we made to our Read more...
Corcoran was a great caterer to work with and Sue was also fantastic. They were flexible with changes that we made to our menu. The food at the reception was great and I got several compliments on it. The table settings looked beautiful. Great choice. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/25/2010
4.5/5.0
My mom and I worked with Sue from Corcoran to cater our wedding reception. We had 185 guests and served the food on appetizer sized plates from stations. Everything ended up perfect and I would absolutely use Corcoran if I had the whole wedding to plan over again. Sue was great to work with (although it sometimes took multiple emails to get all questions answered) and really knew her stuff. We wanted a dance floor, so only had seating for half the guests-- we had a mix of big square tables, smaller cafe tables, and standing caberet tables. Sue was right on board with the idea that we wanted to encourage guests to mingle in every way possible from the beginning. She helped us set that up by helping us choose dinnerware, flatware, and the set up. She is a pro. We had a DELICIOUS tasting, but then changed our minds on the menu and went back for a second one-- no problem.

Sue tried to help us work within our budget; we ended up going over by 5-10% (not including tips for the waitstaff), but that is mainly because we wanted things a certain way and decided that they were worth more money to us after all. Corcoran was professional, the food was superb, the planning process was painless-- for all that, I'd say they are good value for the money!

We provided all of the liquid refreshments and that was not a problem either.

On the day of the wedding Corcoran was flawless. We had set out all of the decorations to be used (we'd met with Sue a couple times at the venue to map it out)-- dozens of jars of flowers to be set out, hundreds of votives and lanterns to be lit, the guest book to set out, and miscellaneous other things. When we arrived everything looked perfect. The waiters passed the appetizers and made sure that me, the groom, and my parents all got some. Sue and one of the waiters made sure that the groom and I both ate. Sue and I had worked through a schedule beforehand and she kept things right on track all night. It was so reassuring to see her there, because even though I'd planned everything, it was like it all went right out of my brain! So it was great to have a level-headed back up person there!

All in all, I can't say enough good things about Sue and Corcoran. Definitely give her/them a call. You won't regret it!
My mom and I worked with Sue from Corcoran to cater our wedding reception. We had 185 guests and served the food on Read more...
My mom and I worked with Sue from Corcoran to cater our wedding reception. We had 185 guests and served the food on appetizer sized plates from stations. Everything ended up perfect and I would absolutely use Corcoran if I had the whole wedding to plan over again. Sue was great to work with (although it sometimes took multiple emails to get all questions answered) and really knew her stuff. We wanted a dance floor, so only had seating for half the guests-- we had a mix of big square tables, smaller cafe tables, and standing caberet tables. Sue was right on board with the idea that we wanted to encourage guests to mingle in every way possible from the beginning. She helped us set that up by helping us choose dinnerware, flatware, and the set up. She is a pro. We had a DELICIOUS tasting, but then changed our minds on the menu and went back for a second one-- no problem.

Sue tried to help us work within our budget; we ended up going over by 5-10% (not including tips for the waitstaff), but that is mainly because we wanted things a certain way and decided that they were worth more money to us after all. Corcoran was professional, the food was superb, the planning process was painless-- for all that, I'd say they are good value for the money!

We provided all of the liquid refreshments and that was not a problem either.

On the day of the wedding Corcoran was flawless. We had set out all of the decorations to be used (we'd met with Sue a couple times at the venue to map it out)-- dozens of jars of flowers to be set out, hundreds of votives and lanterns to be lit, the guest book to set out, and miscellaneous other things. When we arrived everything looked perfect. The waiters passed the appetizers and made sure that me, the groom, and my parents all got some. Sue and one of the waiters made sure that the groom and I both ate. Sue and I had worked through a schedule beforehand and she kept things right on track all night. It was so reassuring to see her there, because even though I'd planned everything, it was like it all went right out of my brain! So it was great to have a level-headed back up person there!

All in all, I can't say enough good things about Sue and Corcoran. Definitely give her/them a call. You won't regret it! Read less
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