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Culinary Creations Catering

Hillsborough , NJ
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434 Route 206
Hillsborough, NJ 08844 US (map)

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908-281-3894

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ABOUT US

Congratulations on your engagment!

Culinary Creations has earned a renowned reputation and numerous prestigious awards since 1995 for orchestrating memorable events from... Read more
Congratulations on your engagment!

Culinary Creations ® has earned a renowned reputation and numerous prestigious awards since 1995 for orchestrating memorable events from start to finish. Our highly trained and professional staff will create and execute a menu to exceed your expectations while being considerate of your needs and budget.

Culinary Creations was created by Chef Andrew Pantano, a highly trained and experienced graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Chef Pantano, together with his colleagues, have designed a casual dining Cafe, Pastry Shoppe and Full Service Catering Company with a new Wedding and Event Consulting Showroom; "A Creative Touch." Their expansion now offers Culinary Creations ®' Catering with A Creative Touch.

Culinary Creations is Featured Weekly on a T.V. Cooking Series "Panache". They have been featured in the New York Times, Plate Magazine, Twice on Channel 12 New Jersey News, Profiled in Catering Magazine, Nouveau, Several Articles in Country Roads Magazine, NJ Saavy Magazine, House & Home Magazine, NJ Life Magazine, The Courier News, The Star Ledger and other respected publications. Voted: “Strictly the Best Caterer” in Central New Jersey 2008, Best of Hillsborough 2008 Wedding Planning & NJ BIZ Meeting & Event Planner Top 20 Caterers 2008/2009.

We offer Full Service Highly Trained and Professional Chefs, Waitstaff, Captains & Bartenders. We Specialize in Off-Premise Catering in your backyard or in our of Our 35 Off-Premise Catering Locations including Mansions, Vineyards, Historical Houses, B&B's and Banquet Halls. Let one of our Catering Consultants help in organizing Tents and Party Rentals as well as a Custom Menu to fit your needs and budget.

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INFO FOR CATERING

What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, French, Indian, Italian, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Wine
Which of the following items can you provide?
Chairs, Tables
Which of the following items can you provide?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I really loved working with this company, they are extremely friendly, helpful and a pleasure to work with. Our tables were arranged beautifully and the food was absolutely delicious. We asked for specific items on our menu and they were able to accommodate us, as well as accommodate our guests with allergies and food requirements. I would definitely recommend them!
I really loved working with this company, they are extremely friendly, helpful and a pleasure to work with. Our tables Read more...
I really loved working with this company, they are extremely friendly, helpful and a pleasure to work with. Our tables were arranged beautifully and the food was absolutely delicious. We asked for specific items on our menu and they were able to accommodate us, as well as accommodate our guests with allergies and food requirements. I would definitely recommend them! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Valerie
Wedding:
6/11/2016
5.0/5.0
A++++ service on all levels!
I had a "backyard BBQ" wedding on the family farm for 220+ people. Not only did Andrew accommodate my budget, he also came up with a perfect bbq/rustic/country menu to satisfy my hungry guests. It included vegan and vegetarian options because I am a vegetarian, and meat eaters raved about the steak and chicken! Mac and cheese, baked beans, cole slaw, grilled veggies, and more! All the food was local: farm to table.
Throughout the planning process, Andrew was very responsive and communicative, and answered every question I had.
On the day of the wedding, his staff was AMAZING. They were extremely professional, so my "backyard style" still felt so elegant!
I definitely recommend Culinary Creations for any event, small or large.
A++++ service on all levels!
I had a "backyard BBQ" wedding on the family farm for 220+ people. Not only did Andrew Read more...
A++++ service on all levels!
I had a "backyard BBQ" wedding on the family farm for 220+ people. Not only did Andrew accommodate my budget, he also came up with a perfect bbq/rustic/country menu to satisfy my hungry guests. It included vegan and vegetarian options because I am a vegetarian, and meat eaters raved about the steak and chicken! Mac and cheese, baked beans, cole slaw, grilled veggies, and more! All the food was local: farm to table.
Throughout the planning process, Andrew was very responsive and communicative, and answered every question I had.
On the day of the wedding, his staff was AMAZING. They were extremely professional, so my "backyard style" still felt so elegant!
I definitely recommend Culinary Creations for any event, small or large. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Alyssa
Wedding:
6/4/2016
5.0/5.0
We selected Culinary Creations as our wedding caterer and we could not be more pleased with our decision! Andrew and his team exceeded all of our expectations and handled a guest count of 190 with absolute ease. From the initial proposal and tasting to the event execution, the level of service we received was unmatched. Andrew was an absolute pleasure to work with - he was extremely responsive (and flexible) throughout the entire planning process, providing suggestions and working through the menu with us. The entire staff truly went above and beyond, providing a full service (rentals, food, staff, bar logistics and transportation, cake, setup, breakdown, etc.) without any snags, allowing us to truly enjoy and savor our wedding day.

A recurring sentiment we heard from family and friends while planning our wedding was, "As long as you have good food and good music, it'll be great." We received so many compliments during and after the wedding about the cocktail hour, the staff and the overall experience at our wedding. Our parents were even receiving phone calls from family members the next day, raving about it.

I highly recommend Culinary Creations for all of your special events.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
We selected Culinary Creations as our wedding caterer and we could not be more pleased with our decision! Andrew and his Read more...
We selected Culinary Creations as our wedding caterer and we could not be more pleased with our decision! Andrew and his team exceeded all of our expectations and handled a guest count of 190 with absolute ease. From the initial proposal and tasting to the event execution, the level of service we received was unmatched. Andrew was an absolute pleasure to work with - he was extremely responsive (and flexible) throughout the entire planning process, providing suggestions and working through the menu with us. The entire staff truly went above and beyond, providing a full service (rentals, food, staff, bar logistics and transportation, cake, setup, breakdown, etc.) without any snags, allowing us to truly enjoy and savor our wedding day.

A recurring sentiment we heard from family and friends while planning our wedding was, "As long as you have good food and good music, it'll be great." We received so many compliments during and after the wedding about the cocktail hour, the staff and the overall experience at our wedding. Our parents were even receiving phone calls from family members the next day, raving about it.

I highly recommend Culinary Creations for all of your special events.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Michael
Wedding:
6/4/2016
5.0/5.0
Culinary Creations is the most professional service I've ever used. On our wedding day, they were the one piece that we had absolutely no doubts about. With so many things needing to come together that day, it was great to know that the job was going to get done, and get done awesomely! Thank you Culinary Creations!!!
Culinary Creations is the most professional service I've ever used. On our wedding day, they were the one piece that we Read more...
Culinary Creations is the most professional service I've ever used. On our wedding day, they were the one piece that we had absolutely no doubts about. With so many things needing to come together that day, it was great to know that the job was going to get done, and get done awesomely! Thank you Culinary Creations!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Vic and JoAnn
Wedding:
4/2/2016
5.0/5.0
From the first time we spoke to owner Andrew Pantano, we knew Culinary Creations was the choice for our wedding celebration. To say that the food was "great" does not do it justice... it was "GREAT ++". Cocktail hour stationary table and passed hors d'oeuvres were a super start to the food. Ricotta stuffed meatballs, sliders and artisan grilled cheese were guest favorites. We elected to have food stations instead of a served sit down dinner... everything was excellent! We capped off the meal in a big way with a flaming bananas foster and international coffees.

Andrew was wonderful through the entire planning process... his experience was a blessing... and his humor made it all fun. Staff the night of the event worked hard and were so kind to everyone. Not a doubt... next time we need to cater any affair, Culinary Creations will be our choice!
From the first time we spoke to owner Andrew Pantano, we knew Culinary Creations was the choice for our wedding Read more...
From the first time we spoke to owner Andrew Pantano, we knew Culinary Creations was the choice for our wedding celebration. To say that the food was "great" does not do it justice... it was "GREAT ++". Cocktail hour stationary table and passed hors d'oeuvres were a super start to the food. Ricotta stuffed meatballs, sliders and artisan grilled cheese were guest favorites. We elected to have food stations instead of a served sit down dinner... everything was excellent! We capped off the meal in a big way with a flaming bananas foster and international coffees.

Andrew was wonderful through the entire planning process... his experience was a blessing... and his humor made it all fun. Staff the night of the event worked hard and were so kind to everyone. Not a doubt... next time we need to cater any affair, Culinary Creations will be our choice! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Andrew and Joanne were such a pleasure to work with. Andrew's experience and service is second to none. He has a wealth of knowledge about the industry and his professional yet down to earth attitude put my husband and I at ease throughout the entire planning process. Our wedding day was flawless thanks to Andrew and Joanne they went above and beyond any expectations we had of them. Andrew even catered to multiple dietary allergies and restrictions and took great care of those people at our wedding. Throughout the night and after the wedding we had countless guests rave not only about the amazing food but also about the exceptional service. We can't say enough about Andrew, Joanne and Culinary Creations. I will recommend them over and over and hope I have the opportunity to hire them for another event in the future.
Andrew and Joanne were such a pleasure to work with. Andrew's experience and service is second to none. He has a wealth of Read more...
Andrew and Joanne were such a pleasure to work with. Andrew's experience and service is second to none. He has a wealth of knowledge about the industry and his professional yet down to earth attitude put my husband and I at ease throughout the entire planning process. Our wedding day was flawless thanks to Andrew and Joanne they went above and beyond any expectations we had of them. Andrew even catered to multiple dietary allergies and restrictions and took great care of those people at our wedding. Throughout the night and after the wedding we had countless guests rave not only about the amazing food but also about the exceptional service. We can't say enough about Andrew, Joanne and Culinary Creations. I will recommend them over and over and hope I have the opportunity to hire them for another event in the future. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
8/22/2015
5.0/5.0
We used Culinary Creations to cater our wedding and I cannot even begin to express how great they were! We had a short engagement and Andrew Pantano was so easy to work with on our time crunch. We were in contact back and forth, but what really sold us was when we went in for the tasting - we ended up putting a deposit down right on the spot because the food was just unbelievable. All the ingredients were so fresh and you could just tell how much care was put into each pieces. They have sample packages put together but they were so accommodating with letting us remove things we didn't think were necessary and replacing them with our "must-haves". And that was all just through the planning! Andrew was so so great with communication as well. I work full time so being able to go through menu details back and forth in email, which was both prompt and clear, was a godsend.

Now on to the real deal - the wedding day. Being the bride means the whole day went by in kind of a blur, but the Captain JoAnn was SO attentive to my groom and I. She put together a plate of hors d'oeuvres for my husband and I and I kid you not she was swatting people away protecting it for us so we could actually have a bite of food between pictures. All of the waiters and waitresses were so friendly and the food was no less delicious than when we went in for the tasting. Everything was absolutely perfect, and after the people packed up to head out the caterers stuck around to help break-down the tents and collect all the trash. We had a back yard reception and by the time the second morning rolled around there was hardly any clean-up to take care of. It was fabulous! On top of all of that, all of our guests were RAVING about all the hors d'oeuvres, the salad, entrees, everything! Everyone absolutely loved it.
There are always headaches that come along with wedding planning but Culinary Creations ended up being the least of my worries. Definitely recommend them if you are looking for quality!
We used Culinary Creations to cater our wedding and I cannot even begin to express how great they were! We had a short Read more...
We used Culinary Creations to cater our wedding and I cannot even begin to express how great they were! We had a short engagement and Andrew Pantano was so easy to work with on our time crunch. We were in contact back and forth, but what really sold us was when we went in for the tasting - we ended up putting a deposit down right on the spot because the food was just unbelievable. All the ingredients were so fresh and you could just tell how much care was put into each pieces. They have sample packages put together but they were so accommodating with letting us remove things we didn't think were necessary and replacing them with our "must-haves". And that was all just through the planning! Andrew was so so great with communication as well. I work full time so being able to go through menu details back and forth in email, which was both prompt and clear, was a godsend.

Now on to the real deal - the wedding day. Being the bride means the whole day went by in kind of a blur, but the Captain JoAnn was SO attentive to my groom and I. She put together a plate of hors d'oeuvres for my husband and I and I kid you not she was swatting people away protecting it for us so we could actually have a bite of food between pictures. All of the waiters and waitresses were so friendly and the food was no less delicious than when we went in for the tasting. Everything was absolutely perfect, and after the people packed up to head out the caterers stuck around to help break-down the tents and collect all the trash. We had a back yard reception and by the time the second morning rolled around there was hardly any clean-up to take care of. It was fabulous! On top of all of that, all of our guests were RAVING about all the hors d'oeuvres, the salad, entrees, everything! Everyone absolutely loved it.
There are always headaches that come along with wedding planning but Culinary Creations ended up being the least of my worries. Definitely recommend them if you are looking for quality! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Private User
Wedding:
7/25/2015
5.0/5.0
Our event was a backyard wedding. Culinary Creations took care of everything, making our special day stress free!

During the planning, they kept us informed and they guided us every step of the way.

During the event, the staff was excellent! We all loved the bartender, servers and crew - and the captain ensured everything was taken care of as well as making sure we had special service. They were all responsive, and always smiling and very friendly! The food was excellent! I honestly can't think of anything that wasn't excellent about the service, food, or the day in general.

After the event, the clean-up was amazing! You couldn't even tell that there had been a large party in the yard. Everything was clean and tidy. They had even put all the leftover food in our refrigerator! Amazing!!!

Since the event, many friends and co-workers have inquired about who the caterer was and wanting Culinary Creations for their event. They were surprised that everything was taken care of through Culinary Creations - including the tents, fans, tables, and especially the trailer of bathrooms. Everyone thought it was such a good idea of outside bathrooms and were amazed how clean they were with a/c and running water. People are interested in “one stop” party planning and are keeping Culinary Creations in mind for their next party.

Andrew and Joanne, and all of the staff at Culinary Creations were excellent, and if I have another big event in the future, I will definitely go with Culinary Creations again.
Our event was a backyard wedding. Culinary Creations took care of everything, making our special day stress free!
Read more...
Our event was a backyard wedding. Culinary Creations took care of everything, making our special day stress free!

During the planning, they kept us informed and they guided us every step of the way.

During the event, the staff was excellent! We all loved the bartender, servers and crew - and the captain ensured everything was taken care of as well as making sure we had special service. They were all responsive, and always smiling and very friendly! The food was excellent! I honestly can't think of anything that wasn't excellent about the service, food, or the day in general.

After the event, the clean-up was amazing! You couldn't even tell that there had been a large party in the yard. Everything was clean and tidy. They had even put all the leftover food in our refrigerator! Amazing!!!

Since the event, many friends and co-workers have inquired about who the caterer was and wanting Culinary Creations for their event. They were surprised that everything was taken care of through Culinary Creations - including the tents, fans, tables, and especially the trailer of bathrooms. Everyone thought it was such a good idea of outside bathrooms and were amazed how clean they were with a/c and running water. People are interested in “one stop” party planning and are keeping Culinary Creations in mind for their next party.

Andrew and Joanne, and all of the staff at Culinary Creations were excellent, and if I have another big event in the future, I will definitely go with Culinary Creations again. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/18/2015
5.0/5.0
Both my partner and I have worked in restaurants and catering venues so we had really high standards for a caterer for our wedding. We were both determined to find someone who could make interesting and delicious food- not just the standard wedding fare. We were so happy to find Culinary Creations- a company that perfectly fit what we wanted.

They have a huge number of choices to choose from with a lot of flexibility to mix different concepts, sauces, and types of food to build a fully customized menu. Once you sit with Andrew and give him some idea of your budget and wants, he works with you to add and remove different options to satisfy your needs. We decided we didn't want a wedding cake, so he circled every other dessert option we could have without adding to our price and then told us he could easily do other options as well if we wanted- we could just adjust the menu elsewhere. That kind of flexibility made it very easy to chose a menu that was perfect for us and our budget.

The night of the wedding, JoAnn ran everything smoothly and professionally. Although I failed to notice and warn her that my venue didn't have a freezer (sorry, JoAnn!), she quickly adapted and made a slight change to the schedule of the event to make our dessert work. She and her team were friendly, professional, and very accommodating. My partner and I ran late and missed our cocktail hour so her team put aside some of the passed hors d'ouevres for us to try later.

Because my partner and I have both worked in the service industry and know service people aren't always treated great, it was nice to learn that all staff are compensated fairly and treated well by Culinary Creations. I can only assume that leads to less turnover as the staff seemed well trained and professional.

Culinary Creations was easy to work with, didn't try to "up sell" or push me out of my budget, and made delicious food. I couldn't have really asked for anything more.
Both my partner and I have worked in restaurants and catering venues so we had really high standards for a caterer for our Read more...
Both my partner and I have worked in restaurants and catering venues so we had really high standards for a caterer for our wedding. We were both determined to find someone who could make interesting and delicious food- not just the standard wedding fare. We were so happy to find Culinary Creations- a company that perfectly fit what we wanted.

They have a huge number of choices to choose from with a lot of flexibility to mix different concepts, sauces, and types of food to build a fully customized menu. Once you sit with Andrew and give him some idea of your budget and wants, he works with you to add and remove different options to satisfy your needs. We decided we didn't want a wedding cake, so he circled every other dessert option we could have without adding to our price and then told us he could easily do other options as well if we wanted- we could just adjust the menu elsewhere. That kind of flexibility made it very easy to chose a menu that was perfect for us and our budget.

The night of the wedding, JoAnn ran everything smoothly and professionally. Although I failed to notice and warn her that my venue didn't have a freezer (sorry, JoAnn!), she quickly adapted and made a slight change to the schedule of the event to make our dessert work. She and her team were friendly, professional, and very accommodating. My partner and I ran late and missed our cocktail hour so her team put aside some of the passed hors d'ouevres for us to try later.

Because my partner and I have both worked in the service industry and know service people aren't always treated great, it was nice to learn that all staff are compensated fairly and treated well by Culinary Creations. I can only assume that leads to less turnover as the staff seemed well trained and professional.

Culinary Creations was easy to work with, didn't try to "up sell" or push me out of my budget, and made delicious food. I couldn't have really asked for anything more. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Judy
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Culinary Creations was amazing! We felt completely engaged a supported the whole way through the planning process. Andrew was very accommodating and friendly. The staff at our wedding were so friendly and responsive. Top notch caterer.
Culinary Creations was amazing! We felt completely engaged a supported the whole way through the planning process. Andrew Read more...
Culinary Creations was amazing! We felt completely engaged a supported the whole way through the planning process. Andrew was very accommodating and friendly. The staff at our wedding were so friendly and responsive. Top notch caterer. Read less
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