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Elegant Touch

NY
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LOCATION

6787 Route 158
NY US 12009 (map)

PHONE

518-356-5008

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ABOUT US

Elegant Touch is a full service off premise catering specialist. We are active members is the catering field, we have been publish in a national catering magazine, and have had write ups... Read more
Elegant Touch is a full service off premise catering specialist. We are active members is the catering field, we have been publish in a national catering magazine, and have had write ups in both local paper and telivision spots on both our food and service. We continue our education in the industry and work to bring our clients new hot trends and food that is a culinary pop in your mouth.

We are at your service from the moment you book us to help answer questions, guide you through the process and just make your wedding experience enhance from the moment you get engage.

Our food in create each morsel in our kitchens, we use no process or frozen foods just fresh ingredients and when possible local. Our food is that homemade comfort and sophisicate depending on your pallet.

We stride to out do, and create the perfect experienc. Our love of food, cooking and decor has re-enforce our creative hold over the Wedding industry. Read less
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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, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Creole, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Pan-Asian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
1500

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
The Elegant Touch of Altamont is exactly that! Our party was a dream come true! The stations were beautifully executed and filled with great food (stuffed mushrooms, hand-made egg rolls, and tasty fondue.....(our tastes were pretty different and Deb was able to coordinate beautifully with ET's executive chef Kim...) The food and decor was above and beyond what I have had with other caterers and is truly made with love and dedication...I have already re-booked the ET team for a New Years eve party this year!!! Can't wait to see what creative things Debbie and Kim will come up with for our masquerade themed party:) Many many many thanks for rising to the occasion...highly recommended.... :))
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Invitations, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Kim and Deb and the entire staff did a beautiful job on our Christmas Wedding!!! The food was extraordinary, the service was efficient, polite, professional and friendly....Kim and Deb produced some of the most beautiful presentations for our guests with both the food and table decorations.....This is the most talented and unique caterer in the Capital District.....A big THANK YOU for not letting us down!!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I've worked with Elegant Touch quite a few times in the past. They have not only catered my wedding in 2002 but both my children's baby showers and most recently my nieces first birthday. Time after time they have not only provided food my guests rave for months about but always continue to provide excellent service and unique displays and ideas. I'm sure we will be doing business again in the future and I would recommend them to anyone else.
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Private User
Wedding:
10/4/2013
1.2/5.0
I don’t even know where to begin to write this review, other than I feel like ET completely ruined my wedding day for me. Up to the wedding (including the tasting), we were sure we picked the right vendor. However, ET did not pull through for us on our wedding day. First of all we had 2 meal options for our guests. When ET first started bringing out meals my mother had to tell THEIR wait staff that there were 2 options because they were just going around slamming down one single type of plate in front of everyone. Then the chicken they served our guests (and the B&G) I don’t think can even classify as chicken...they might as well grilled up some chalk and threw it on a plate, it was SO dry and no one ended up eating it at all and most guests left our wedding hungry. Also, at the tasting they gave us a HUGE heaping of butternut squash soup which was absolutely delicious. At the wedding, they served it in little shot glasses to our guests, most of our guests thought it was dressing for a salad. The cocktail hour I was told was nothing special at all, and there was no silver ware or plates for guests to help themselves to the cocktail food. They also only had about 3 servers for a wedding of 130 guests…it took about 2.5 hours for dinner to get served. They closed our 5 hour complete open bar about 30 minutes early. Also, they only brought one bartender, who was SO SLOW, most people had to wait 30 minutes for even a beer. I paid for mini pies to be served as dessert (in lieu of a wedding cake as we were trying to stick with a fall theme) and Elegant Touch took it upon themselves to bring in large pies and cut them (most people wouldn't pick knit about this but we paid almost $400 for small individual pies). To top it all off, when I called the Monday after my wedding to discuss this with them, I was told there was nothing they could do and I should’ve told them while at the wedding (I'm sorry but no bride should complaining and worrying about that).
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Crystal
Wedding:
7/6/2013
0.1/5.0
This is the most unprofessional place that I have ever delt with, ever!!' We used elegant touch for our wedding on lake George this past July... The staff was incredibly rude and unprofessional! My guests who ordered prime rib were served chicken! When my guests said they had received the wrong dish they were given attitude and told there was no more prime rib!!! Which is impossible especially when the whole wait staff was in the back eating the prime rib that was meant for my guest! When my wedding planner told them they needed to give my guest the prime rib, the waitress brought it to my guest and basically threw there plates in front of them!!!! We had Italian meats and cheeses as some if our hors de vours and the cheese was not even cut nor were there any utensils to cut it with... There were no napkins or plates provided for the hors de vours either! Not only this, if you think they will caterer to the bride and groom your wrong... In fact husband and I didn't even get a chance to taste anything except a meatball!! (We were taking pics) They didn't even set some aside for us to eat later!! It seemed to be a big deal when we asked them to bring us a drink! At the end of the night they didn't leave any thing for any of my guest to drink not even water! So for two hours my guest were thirsty ( very hot in July) not to mention we paid for these drinks and watched them pack them up! they didn't clean anything at all!!! After everything was over my husband and I had to clean up after our own wedding!!' Nice to know when you get married in a castle and pay top dollar for a caterer you have to do their job at the end of the night! To top this all off my guests heard the waitstaff call our family white trash!!! I'm sure white trash get married in a castle all the time!! This is the worse place ever I wouldn't recommend it to my worse enemy! Let me say one good thing, the food tasted good and that is all!
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Elegant Touch catered our tent wedding in the month of June(2013) at my parents home in Guilderland, NY. It was everything plus more than we expected. Working with Deborah was hassle free and a pleasure. Chef KIm's rosemary lamb chops were to die for. All the food, from the hors d'oeuvres to our summertime themed buffet, was out of this world. My personal favorite was the mango salsa with the homemade pita chips. Their staff was personable and catered to our every need. I would highly recommend Elegant Touch to anyone who is looking for a personal touch to their event.
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Michele
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Kim and Deb were a pleasure to work with. All of the food was outstanding! I had so many compliments from my guests about the food and the service. They go above and beyond with presentation as well.
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Bryan
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Debbie and Kim were wonderful. From the day we booked them through the wedding the were very professional. We chose a rather simple menu (everyone had Chicken Marsala) but the food was amazing. They did a beautiful job setting up and even set up a few things for us we never expected them to. They were always open and accommodating to our requests.

We were a little concerned with the speed of the service since we only had 4.5 hours for the cocktail hour and reception but they were extremely prompt with the service and served a sit down dinner to 100 guests in great time (our guests had all been served in the time it took for my wife and I to finish our meal)

If I was to pick anything that could have been better it would have been the availability of times for sampling, they gave us several opportunities but since we usually found out about a week in advance I was unable to change my schedule. I would not hold this against them though since our dinner was amazing and they took everything we asked for into account such as my wife's and parents dietary issues.

I will definitely be recommending them to everyone!
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Maria
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
The food and service with Elegant Touch are fantastic. They were incredibly flexible and easy to do business with. They were always available to answer questions and very responsive. The food was delicious! We are still getting compliments from our guests. The presentation was beautiful!

I worked with Deb to coordinate the specifics and the wait staff were exceptional on our wedding day. We could not be happier with how everything turned out. Thank you Elegant Touch!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
1.7/5.0
Elegant Touch Catering: The food was very good, but the service leading up to and during the wedding was significantly below par. Several months before our wedding, we would call to discuss the menu, pricing, etc. and be told that there was plenty of time to talk when our wedding was closer. We wanted to wrap up as many details as possible ahead of time to minimize the number of open items when our wedding approached. They did not seem to want to deal with us once we signed the contract. Speaking of the quote/contract, we asked them to revise a few things we changed our minds about. They resent the quote but the changes were never made. We had to ask them several times for each change we made. When our wedding was finally closing in, they sent us the final bill and not only was it a week later than planned, they did not include the final menu changes we made (i.e. all items on the bill were still from the original quote and did not reflect what our guests were being served that night). When we asked them about it, they said not to worry about it because they had their notes with the correct menu written down. Also, they only sent us the final bill because we asked about it. Not a big deal as she said the money would not be due as scheduled because she was late (it was already past due because we had not received the bill). Instead, the balance was due the morning after we received the bill, which was sent via email late at night. They were more concerned with us paying the balance then they were with helping us finalize the details. Also, at around 10:45p, we were told the caterer was leaving at 11p per our contract and our other vendors were scheduled until 11:30p. We were never told that once the caterer left, "the party is over," as the head of the venue informed us. They were going to take the tablecloths off the tables while the DJ was still playing unless we paid them 30 minutes of OT! There is more we would like to inform you of, but we ran out of characters!
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Kim and deb were fantastic it was my daughters wedding and everything we both dream it to be from start to finish. The food displays (we had a station cocktail hour) and four course sit down, I am still getting calls
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Great food, great people, very flexible and were able to cater to our desires and our budget.
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Kim
Wedding:
7/23/2011
4.8/5.0
Elegant Touch catered our wedding this past weekend and it was wonderful. Kim and Deb went out of their way to make sure that everyone was happy. The food was amazing and got compliments all night. We really liked that we chose the food rather than looking at a set menu and picking 3 dishes. Not only was the service and food amazing, the price was very affordable. They did a wonderful job and I would highly recommend them to anyone!
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Elegant Touch responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much it was a pleasure to serve you and your guests I wish every client was as sweet and fantastic as you. We wish you all the happiness and look forward to serving you again. It was our honor to serve you and be a part of your day.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.3/5.0
One of 4 options that were offered by the Wedding Venue.

Kim and Deb like to be in charge, and are very good at offering advice and suggestions. The food was not very memorable. The guests did seem happy. We had a Stationary Bistro Display (can’t really remember that), 3 passed Hors d'œuvre (they were all great, kind of wish they had been the main courses!), a buffet and carving station.

I requested that they use light salt on all of the dishes, I was assured that they would even put a sign up in the kitchen to remember to go light on the salt. One of the main entrees was a beef tenderloin (carving station). The piece of beef that I received was almost inedible, with the amount of salt on it.

Me and my groom were introduced to a member of the staff at the beginning of the evening and were told that she would take care of anything that we needed, that was the last time we saw her for the whole night. Not that I needed someone to fetch me food or drinks, but it was odd that we were advised that she would be taking case of us than she disappeared.

We also had 3 children that we paid a separate charge so that they could have a different menu (chicken fingers and fries). The kids were not served any chicken fingers or fries.
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MJones
Wedding:
6/4/2011
3.0/5.0
There were definite plusses and minuses to choosing Elegant Touch as our caterer. Initially, the management was very cordial and professional, before we signed a contract. Afterwards, the owner Debbie was very much the opposite; "abrasive" comes to mind. She was not open to our needs, but rather wanted to do what would be easiest for her. On the day of our wedding, the wait staff was very professional and kind, and they did a wonderful job setting up and serving. The food was good, for the most part, although a touch pricey. They will provide good food for your guests, however you need to be prepared to deal with Debbie; she needs to be kept in line from the beginning, or she'll walk all over you.
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AEyre
Wedding:
6/3/2011
5.0/5.0
We hired Elegant Touch after comparing the local competition and on recommedation of a few friends.... and we were not disappointed. The amount of food we had for our guests was above and beyond what we expected. We definitely got our moneys worth! All the staff and especially Kim and Deb were so helpful and understanding (I was probably not the easiest bride, nervous wreck) and made sure that any concern or fear I had was relieved. Their displays were AMAZING! Kim is truly a culinary artist with her food! Totally recommend them to ANYONE and EVERYONE
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MJ
Wedding:
5/20/2011
5.0/5.0
I recently got married and had the pleasure of having Elegant Touch as my catering company. I must say the level of professionalism was fantastic which seems to be few and far between these days. The food served was fantastic which I must thank Chef Kim for. The waitstaff was kind, courteous and efficient. The person I had my meetings with Deb was phenomenal. She listend to every idea I threw at her as well as gave me other great ideas I could tie into the ones I had already tought of. For that Deb I thank you! If your planning your wedding and need the perfect caterer, I strongly recommend Elegant Touch for your special day!
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Mrs. Martin
Wedding:
8/28/2009
4.0/5.0
I did not use their service as of yet. But I did watched them set up and decorate for an event at The Appel Inn and it was lovely. The food was fresh and there were lots of it. I display dishes were so elegant no wonder they have that name. If you are having a large event I suggest Elegant Touch. The Appel Inn could not have partnered with a better service.
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Lindsay
Wedding:
7/7/2007
4.8/5.0
I was so so so pleased with this company. They had the best service! They are on the expensive side of things, but well worth it. Each dish they served was better than the last. Debbie worked with us from the beginning and made everything we wanted happen! She was understanding and listened to what we like and didn't like. They had a great staff and made sure everything went smoothly. She was almost like a wedding planner, making sure nothing went wrong and getting us to the right places and everything! I would recommend this caterer to anyone! Everything was PERFECT!!!
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