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Emily's Catering Group

Bristol , CT

LOCATION

105 Central Street
Bristol, CT US 06010 (map)
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ABOUT US

Of all life’s great events, your wedding celebration may be the most personal, exciting and important. You want it to be as unique as you are-to reflect your lives and create memories... Read more
Of all life’s great events, your wedding celebration may be the most personal, exciting and important. You want it to be as unique as you are-to reflect your lives and create memories that will last forever. The creative team at Emily’s Catering Group understands weddings and everything that makes them special, from time-honored traditions to original twists. For more information contact us @ Emily's 860-585-8625 info@emilyscater.com 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?
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), Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Creole, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
yes, complimentary for the bride and groom.
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
All desserts and wedding cakes are prepared in house by our Executive Pastry Chef
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 additonal cake cutting fee
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
Licensed and insured to sell and serve liquor in the state of Connecticut.
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
There is no corkage fee. there is a $4-5/adult guest fee for liquor liability insurance.
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
yes, included in our catering per person pricing.
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
Yes, our core staff has been with us since the beginning.
What is your maximum catering capacity?
10000

REVIEWS

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Doreen
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Rick, Cheryl and the staff of Emily's were absolutely incredible for our daughter's wedding on 9/13/14 at the Branford House in CT. I have gotten so many comments from guests about the quality of the food and the extreme responsiveness and professionalism of the staff. The staff were attentive, without being intrusive. Many guests said it was the best food they ever had at a wedding. We felt that we got excellent quality with reasonable cost. There was a delay in the start of the ceremony and people were ready to eat and drink as soon as the ceremony was over. The staff made sure that they got the food out to the guests as soon as the ceremony was over. The bar was well managed so that there was not a big line. The coffee bar and small desserts were a huge hit! The bride and groom were well cared for throughout the evening and were very happy with their choice of caterer. I would highly recommend Emily's for wedding or other catering event.
Rick, Cheryl and the staff of Emily's were absolutely incredible for our daughter's wedding on 9/13/14 at the Branford Read more...
Rick, Cheryl and the staff of Emily's were absolutely incredible for our daughter's wedding on 9/13/14 at the Branford House in CT. I have gotten so many comments from guests about the quality of the food and the extreme responsiveness and professionalism of the staff. The staff were attentive, without being intrusive. Many guests said it was the best food they ever had at a wedding. We felt that we got excellent quality with reasonable cost. There was a delay in the start of the ceremony and people were ready to eat and drink as soon as the ceremony was over. The staff made sure that they got the food out to the guests as soon as the ceremony was over. The bar was well managed so that there was not a big line. The coffee bar and small desserts were a huge hit! The bride and groom were well cared for throughout the evening and were very happy with their choice of caterer. I would highly recommend Emily's for wedding or other catering event. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
With out a doubt, I give Emily's Catering 5 out of 5 stars across the board. I am a CT native, but currently live out of state. Planning a wedding 1,000 miles away was not an easy task, but Emily's really made my wedding planning experience much easier. First of all, I showed up to my initial meeting with 7 people. Rick fed all 7 people a 3 course meal. He was so accommodating, and the food was so delicious we immediately booked him for our wedding. Rick also helped me create a fun menu that didn't consist of your typical wedding food. That was a major plus for us.

I spoke a lot with Cheryl and she was incredibly prompt with all of my questions. She was such a pleasure to work with!

The day of my wedding was sunny and beautiful. 20 minutes before our ceremony a thunderstorm rolled in. We had to scramble to move our outdoor ceremony inside. This also meant moving the bridal party to another building. Linda, from Emily's, was our go to person for the day and she quickly arranged her staff with a walkway of umbrellas for me so I wouldn't get wet. She also held up a sheet so my guests would see me prior to the ceremony. She walked me through our venue, holding the sheet up for me until I was able to reach an area where my guests couldn't see. That to me spoke volumes about Emily's staff. They truly went above and beyond for my wedding. Not to mention my guests are still raving about the food.

I would highly recommend Emily's Catering for any event. They helped to make my day special!
With out a doubt, I give Emily's Catering 5 out of 5 stars across the board. I am a CT native, but currently live out of Read more...
With out a doubt, I give Emily's Catering 5 out of 5 stars across the board. I am a CT native, but currently live out of state. Planning a wedding 1,000 miles away was not an easy task, but Emily's really made my wedding planning experience much easier. First of all, I showed up to my initial meeting with 7 people. Rick fed all 7 people a 3 course meal. He was so accommodating, and the food was so delicious we immediately booked him for our wedding. Rick also helped me create a fun menu that didn't consist of your typical wedding food. That was a major plus for us.

I spoke a lot with Cheryl and she was incredibly prompt with all of my questions. She was such a pleasure to work with!

The day of my wedding was sunny and beautiful. 20 minutes before our ceremony a thunderstorm rolled in. We had to scramble to move our outdoor ceremony inside. This also meant moving the bridal party to another building. Linda, from Emily's, was our go to person for the day and she quickly arranged her staff with a walkway of umbrellas for me so I wouldn't get wet. She also held up a sheet so my guests would see me prior to the ceremony. She walked me through our venue, holding the sheet up for me until I was able to reach an area where my guests couldn't see. That to me spoke volumes about Emily's staff. They truly went above and beyond for my wedding. Not to mention my guests are still raving about the food.

I would highly recommend Emily's Catering for any event. They helped to make my day special! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about Emily's Catering. Truly, they were essential to making our wedding day magical. We have heard countless compliments, months later, on the quality of the food. Rick was willing to add personal touches to our menu & Cheryl was constantly responsive to endless questions. Their cocktail hour choices are UNBELIEVABLE and I'm sad that I didn't get to eat more (though waitstaff came to our wedding party plenty of times with food during pictures, I was dazed and missed too many options!) The catering is expensive, but when you're a detailed bride who's setting up her party and you see Emily's waitstaff come rolling in two hours before the wedding begins, you absolutely realize where all the money goes. I cannot brag enough about this caterer, their quality, and the party they'll put on for you. Worth every penny. Thank you Rick, Cheryl, and all the staff the day of!
I cannot say enough about Emily's Catering. Truly, they were essential to making our wedding day magical. We have heard Read more...
I cannot say enough about Emily's Catering. Truly, they were essential to making our wedding day magical. We have heard countless compliments, months later, on the quality of the food. Rick was willing to add personal touches to our menu & Cheryl was constantly responsive to endless questions. Their cocktail hour choices are UNBELIEVABLE and I'm sad that I didn't get to eat more (though waitstaff came to our wedding party plenty of times with food during pictures, I was dazed and missed too many options!) The catering is expensive, but when you're a detailed bride who's setting up her party and you see Emily's waitstaff come rolling in two hours before the wedding begins, you absolutely realize where all the money goes. I cannot brag enough about this caterer, their quality, and the party they'll put on for you. Worth every penny. Thank you Rick, Cheryl, and all the staff the day of! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
When it came time to pick a caterer, we knew we were going with Emily's from the beginning. During our consultation, Rick served us a three course meal before we even signed a contract! The food was fresh and absolutely delicious! Once we signed our contract, Rick and Cheryl were extremely easy to work with. They were open to all of our ideas and suggestions and made sure we got exactly what we wanted. My husband has a favorite pickle company and Rick worked with his distributors to have the pickles served during our cocktail hour. They were amazing during our wedding and we keep getting compliments from our guests about how it was the best food they've ever tasted at a wedding-and we couldn't agree more!
When it came time to pick a caterer, we knew we were going with Emily's from the beginning. During our consultation, Rick Read more...
When it came time to pick a caterer, we knew we were going with Emily's from the beginning. During our consultation, Rick served us a three course meal before we even signed a contract! The food was fresh and absolutely delicious! Once we signed our contract, Rick and Cheryl were extremely easy to work with. They were open to all of our ideas and suggestions and made sure we got exactly what we wanted. My husband has a favorite pickle company and Rick worked with his distributors to have the pickles served during our cocktail hour. They were amazing during our wedding and we keep getting compliments from our guests about how it was the best food they've ever tasted at a wedding-and we couldn't agree more! Read less
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Taylor
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Rick and the Emily's Catering staff are out of this world amazing! I can't describe in words how wonderful they were to work with, and more importantly how wonderful the food was!

The food was delicious, served with care and every single dish was beautiful. I've never seen food served in such a beautifully visual way. Rick truly takes the time to help you design the exact menu you want, and then he gets to work on making it look like no one else ever could. My wedding was a few weeks ago, and I am still getting calls about how great the food was!

The staff is also just fabulous. Every single person who was there was delightful. They were fun, professional and great with the guests. Even Rick's assistant, Cheryl is wonderful to work with. You deal mostly with her via email with any questions you have, and she is quick to respond and always happy.

I can't thank Emily's Catering enough for the amazing job they did at my wedding. I will 100% be hiring them again for any future gatherings. THE BEST!!
Rick and the Emily's Catering staff are out of this world amazing! I can't describe in words how wonderful they were to Read more...
Rick and the Emily's Catering staff are out of this world amazing! I can't describe in words how wonderful they were to work with, and more importantly how wonderful the food was!

The food was delicious, served with care and every single dish was beautiful. I've never seen food served in such a beautifully visual way. Rick truly takes the time to help you design the exact menu you want, and then he gets to work on making it look like no one else ever could. My wedding was a few weeks ago, and I am still getting calls about how great the food was!

The staff is also just fabulous. Every single person who was there was delightful. They were fun, professional and great with the guests. Even Rick's assistant, Cheryl is wonderful to work with. You deal mostly with her via email with any questions you have, and she is quick to respond and always happy.

I can't thank Emily's Catering enough for the amazing job they did at my wedding. I will 100% be hiring them again for any future gatherings. THE BEST!! Read less
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Deborah
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
The last of my 5 daughters began what we thought would be an "overwhelming task of choosing a caterer" for her 5/31/14 wedding at Tyrone Farm in Pomfret Ct. One of the many draws of Tyrone Farm was being able to bring in your own caterer. Ian, owner of Tyrone Farm highly recommended Emily's saying that they have been at Tyrone before and did a great job. After meeting with a few other caterers I visited Rick of Emily's Catering in Bristol Ct! We soon realized Emily's catering is light years ahead in the catering business. During my daughter's engagement every detail was of the utmost importance to Rick and his assistant Cheryl. Rick not only made suggestions but he listened to what we wanted and made adjustments as my daughters vision for her wedding evolved in that 2 year period! Always saying he can do and make whatever we want! Rick is a man of his word, you don't need a contract with Emily's as when he states something you know he stands by it! Our tastings were all beyond fabulous so our process of elimination for entrees was quite difficult for us. All the entrees were perfect in every way and the presentation was exquisite..Seared Gorgonzola Crusted Filet Mignon with a "21 Bottle" Reduction.....Herb Encrusted Sea Bass with Lemon Caper Sauce.."Airline" Breast of Chicken with Spring Cherry Salsa...the vegetarian choice was absolute heaven..Marinated Portabella Mushroom topped with Gorgonzola Cheese and Marinara Sauce served on Wilted Baby Spinach. All entrees were served on top of Risotto Cakes and asparagus. You may think this was a very traditional menu. There is nothing traditional about Emily's as Rick and his chefs (Debra and staff) have a rare talent of consistently making the ordinary extraordinary! From the bride and grooms first appetizer to the last cupcake sheer perfection. Thank you, Emily's Catering entire staff, you all bring Catering to new heights! Other catering businesses will have to rise to the occasion to compete with you!
The last of my 5 daughters began what we thought would be an "overwhelming task of choosing a caterer" for her 5/31/14 Read more...
The last of my 5 daughters began what we thought would be an "overwhelming task of choosing a caterer" for her 5/31/14 wedding at Tyrone Farm in Pomfret Ct. One of the many draws of Tyrone Farm was being able to bring in your own caterer. Ian, owner of Tyrone Farm highly recommended Emily's saying that they have been at Tyrone before and did a great job. After meeting with a few other caterers I visited Rick of Emily's Catering in Bristol Ct! We soon realized Emily's catering is light years ahead in the catering business. During my daughter's engagement every detail was of the utmost importance to Rick and his assistant Cheryl. Rick not only made suggestions but he listened to what we wanted and made adjustments as my daughters vision for her wedding evolved in that 2 year period! Always saying he can do and make whatever we want! Rick is a man of his word, you don't need a contract with Emily's as when he states something you know he stands by it! Our tastings were all beyond fabulous so our process of elimination for entrees was quite difficult for us. All the entrees were perfect in every way and the presentation was exquisite..Seared Gorgonzola Crusted Filet Mignon with a "21 Bottle" Reduction.....Herb Encrusted Sea Bass with Lemon Caper Sauce.."Airline" Breast of Chicken with Spring Cherry Salsa...the vegetarian choice was absolute heaven..Marinated Portabella Mushroom topped with Gorgonzola Cheese and Marinara Sauce served on Wilted Baby Spinach. All entrees were served on top of Risotto Cakes and asparagus. You may think this was a very traditional menu. There is nothing traditional about Emily's as Rick and his chefs (Debra and staff) have a rare talent of consistently making the ordinary extraordinary! From the bride and grooms first appetizer to the last cupcake sheer perfection. Thank you, Emily's Catering entire staff, you all bring Catering to new heights! Other catering businesses will have to rise to the occasion to compete with you! Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I'm so glad we chose to work with Emily's Catering. They were a pleasure to work with and full of creative ideas. And the food! There was so much and it was so delicious. Our wedding was 4 months ago and people still are raving about the food.
Their service is outstanding as well.
I'm so glad we chose to work with Emily's Catering. They were a pleasure to work with and full of creative ideas. And the Read more...
I'm so glad we chose to work with Emily's Catering. They were a pleasure to work with and full of creative ideas. And the food! There was so much and it was so delicious. Our wedding was 4 months ago and people still are raving about the food.
Their service is outstanding as well. Read less
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Valerie
Wedding:
1/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding coordinator recommended Emily's and we were so glad they did. All of the other caterers we met with in CT(more than 12) were either incredibly expensive, rude, or both.I think when you're guaranteed business(by lots of wedding venues) you don’t have to try, or even give common courtesy to the person looking to hire you. Meeting with caterers(other than Emily's) was the worst part of planning. One thing they all had in common(again minus Emily's) was an annoying habit of not listening to what we the couple wanted at OUR wedding. So many of them gave me lectures about how we HAD to have this or that. Well, we didn’t want this or that, and they literally didn’t know how to answer me. They would just look at me as if I were dumb. And by the end I was feeling dumb, and I was starting to actually apologize to them for what I wanted.

From the start Emily's was different. Everything I said we were interested in they understood, they produced a sample menu, and they pretty much nailed it! We had found our caterer! Cheryl and Rick were wonderful. Whatever we wanted—we were told it was no problem, it was our wedding. We didn't want passed hors d'oeuvres, instead we wanted a dessert buffet—no problem. We didn't want veggies—no problem. We wanted an extra sauce for the beef—no problem. We needed them to flip our ceremony room to become the dining room in an hour—no problem. They even added a few extra types of desserts at our request, and the price did not change. Their standard plates, silverware, chargers, etc are as nice as other caterers’ “upgrades”. Other caterers use ugly cheap hard plastic stuff as their “standard” so they trick you into buying the upgrade. Emily's staff were all professional and helpful on our wedding day. And to top it all off—the food was AMAZING, our cake, so YUMMY, and beautiful. Much better than any of the other caterers we had tried, and everyone was commenting that it was the best wedding food they had ever had.
Our wedding coordinator recommended Emily's and we were so glad they did. All of the other caterers we met with in CT(more Read more...
Our wedding coordinator recommended Emily's and we were so glad they did. All of the other caterers we met with in CT(more than 12) were either incredibly expensive, rude, or both.I think when you're guaranteed business(by lots of wedding venues) you don’t have to try, or even give common courtesy to the person looking to hire you. Meeting with caterers(other than Emily's) was the worst part of planning. One thing they all had in common(again minus Emily's) was an annoying habit of not listening to what we the couple wanted at OUR wedding. So many of them gave me lectures about how we HAD to have this or that. Well, we didn’t want this or that, and they literally didn’t know how to answer me. They would just look at me as if I were dumb. And by the end I was feeling dumb, and I was starting to actually apologize to them for what I wanted.

From the start Emily's was different. Everything I said we were interested in they understood, they produced a sample menu, and they pretty much nailed it! We had found our caterer! Cheryl and Rick were wonderful. Whatever we wanted—we were told it was no problem, it was our wedding. We didn't want passed hors d'oeuvres, instead we wanted a dessert buffet—no problem. We didn't want veggies—no problem. We wanted an extra sauce for the beef—no problem. We needed them to flip our ceremony room to become the dining room in an hour—no problem. They even added a few extra types of desserts at our request, and the price did not change. Their standard plates, silverware, chargers, etc are as nice as other caterers’ “upgrades”. Other caterers use ugly cheap hard plastic stuff as their “standard” so they trick you into buying the upgrade. Emily's staff were all professional and helpful on our wedding day. And to top it all off—the food was AMAZING, our cake, so YUMMY, and beautiful. Much better than any of the other caterers we had tried, and everyone was commenting that it was the best wedding food they had ever had. Read less
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Eric
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Emily's did a great job. I would highly recommend their service.
Emily's did a great job. I would highly recommend their service.
Emily's did a great job. I would highly recommend their service. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Right from the beginning, working with Rick and his team was both enjoyable and effortless. The stress that comes with wedding planning, the unknowns, the questions, etc. Rick has a way of making all of these things just go away. He's been doing this for awhile and has perfected what it is to be a top caterer and in my opinion someone who also knows all the ins and outs of wedding planning.

Rick's style is unlike others, he meets in person, he picks up the phone at any time of the day and he goes the extra mile to make things easier on you. Instead of having to wait a few days over email (like so many other vendors), Rick was available and responsive which made the process that much more pleasant.

As for the day of, Rick helped us to construct our entire day, from the menu, to the station set ups, to the timing of the entire event, and it was all completely flawless.

People raved about the food on the day of, and continue to do so over a month after. Everything flowed perfectly, and the food is like nothing I've ever had at a wedding. It is truly like a home cooked meal - nothing tastes mass produced and is cooked to perfection, as if you were the only person in the room.

Rick's entire staff also went above and beyond. On the day of they were engaged, kind, helpful and also knew their stuff. They were ALL willing to do whatever it took to make the day special and to be sure that myself, my husband and my entire family did not have to lift a finger.

I highly recommend Rick and his team at Emily's Catering Group, if you want to be sure to have a flawless wedding with absolutely AMAZING food. I've already passed on the recommendation to close friends and will continue to hire Rick any opportunity that I get (showers, retirement parties, family weddings, etc.)!
Right from the beginning, working with Rick and his team was both enjoyable and effortless. The stress that comes with Read more...
Right from the beginning, working with Rick and his team was both enjoyable and effortless. The stress that comes with wedding planning, the unknowns, the questions, etc. Rick has a way of making all of these things just go away. He's been doing this for awhile and has perfected what it is to be a top caterer and in my opinion someone who also knows all the ins and outs of wedding planning.

Rick's style is unlike others, he meets in person, he picks up the phone at any time of the day and he goes the extra mile to make things easier on you. Instead of having to wait a few days over email (like so many other vendors), Rick was available and responsive which made the process that much more pleasant.

As for the day of, Rick helped us to construct our entire day, from the menu, to the station set ups, to the timing of the entire event, and it was all completely flawless.

People raved about the food on the day of, and continue to do so over a month after. Everything flowed perfectly, and the food is like nothing I've ever had at a wedding. It is truly like a home cooked meal - nothing tastes mass produced and is cooked to perfection, as if you were the only person in the room.

Rick's entire staff also went above and beyond. On the day of they were engaged, kind, helpful and also knew their stuff. They were ALL willing to do whatever it took to make the day special and to be sure that myself, my husband and my entire family did not have to lift a finger.

I highly recommend Rick and his team at Emily's Catering Group, if you want to be sure to have a flawless wedding with absolutely AMAZING food. I've already passed on the recommendation to close friends and will continue to hire Rick any opportunity that I get (showers, retirement parties, family weddings, etc.)! Read less
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Seth
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Emily's Catering recently did our wedding at the Branford House in Groton, CT. They did a fantastic job, the guests loved the food and the waitstaff was very friendly. Perhaps just as important as the day itself was the high level of service that we received leading up to our big day. Rick took the time to sit and talk with us on multiple occasions to meticulously plan and develop the menu for our wedding. Rick's calm demeanor was immensely appreciated, especially as we got closer to the wedding day and nerves have a tendency to fray.

On the business side, we quickly found out that catering companies can be difficult to work with and were finding that some of the prices were outrageous. Rick was great, when we met with him and told him our budget, he created a menu to meet it rather than some other caterers who came in at nearly twice our budget and insisted we'd be able to "work our way backwards". We really appreciated working with Rick and the whole Emily's team - they were incredibly responsive and completely accommodating. We would absolutely recommend them (and already have to our friends and family).
Emily's Catering recently did our wedding at the Branford House in Groton, CT. They did a fantastic job, the guests loved Read more...
Emily's Catering recently did our wedding at the Branford House in Groton, CT. They did a fantastic job, the guests loved the food and the waitstaff was very friendly. Perhaps just as important as the day itself was the high level of service that we received leading up to our big day. Rick took the time to sit and talk with us on multiple occasions to meticulously plan and develop the menu for our wedding. Rick's calm demeanor was immensely appreciated, especially as we got closer to the wedding day and nerves have a tendency to fray.

On the business side, we quickly found out that catering companies can be difficult to work with and were finding that some of the prices were outrageous. Rick was great, when we met with him and told him our budget, he created a menu to meet it rather than some other caterers who came in at nearly twice our budget and insisted we'd be able to "work our way backwards". We really appreciated working with Rick and the whole Emily's team - they were incredibly responsive and completely accommodating. We would absolutely recommend them (and already have to our friends and family). Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good about Emily's and our experience with them! When I first called to schedule a tasting, Rick spent a ton of time discussing my "vision" for the wedding and the direction I wanted to go with everything from our drink selections to our desserts! He worked with us to select the perfect meal choices that stayed within our budget, and did not disappoint the day of! His staff was friendly and helpful, and went above and beyond to make sure that my husband and I were taken care of (while we were busy neglecting ourselves and focused on our guests). And most importantly, the food was amazing! The portions were huge and absolutely delicious! Our guests are still raving about what a great meal they had! Our only regret, not sitting and enjoying our meals as much as we should have! Thank you so much!!!!
I cannot say enough good about Emily's and our experience with them! When I first called to schedule a tasting, Rick spent Read more...
I cannot say enough good about Emily's and our experience with them! When I first called to schedule a tasting, Rick spent a ton of time discussing my "vision" for the wedding and the direction I wanted to go with everything from our drink selections to our desserts! He worked with us to select the perfect meal choices that stayed within our budget, and did not disappoint the day of! His staff was friendly and helpful, and went above and beyond to make sure that my husband and I were taken care of (while we were busy neglecting ourselves and focused on our guests). And most importantly, the food was amazing! The portions were huge and absolutely delicious! Our guests are still raving about what a great meal they had! Our only regret, not sitting and enjoying our meals as much as we should have! Thank you so much!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I would HIGHLY recommended Rick and his team; they are the best. People are still talking about how fabulous the food was. The staff were professional and very responsive to all of our requests and needs ( down to a safety pin we needed for the bustle.
I would HIGHLY recommended Rick and his team; they are the best. People are still talking about how fabulous the food was. Read more...
I would HIGHLY recommended Rick and his team; they are the best. People are still talking about how fabulous the food was. The staff were professional and very responsive to all of our requests and needs ( down to a safety pin we needed for the bustle. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
8/9/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about Emily's Catering Group. As a bride I researched, contacted and met with what felt like every catering company in the CT area. Food was extremely high on our list of priorities for the wedding. Both coming from large Italian families who know good food, we were feeling the pressure to pick an amazing caterer. We were looking to impress our guests with a wide range of unique food choices, not your typical wedding food. Rick from Emily's first impressed me with his quick and honest responses to my initial emails. Then, when I met Rick and Cheryl at the first meeting, it felt too good to be true! Rick was so friendly and passionate about food, which was a big seller for us. He never tried to pressure us into anything. He was honest. That impressed me the most. Out of the many caterers we considered, I was so confident that Emily's was the best choice. My instincts were correct . Rick and his staff are all equally amazing. Throughout the whole process they were extremely responsive and always got back to me the day that I contacted them. That was reassuring when going through the stress of planning a wedding! They were so easy going and accommodating to our vision for the day. We got married at the Brandford House at Avert Point. Our cocktail hour, dancing, and food stations were outside...and yes it rained! I told Rick from the beginning that if it rained I was putting my trust in him to figure it out. That is exactly what they did. Emily's was able to put on a perfect wedding despite the weather conditions. The food was unreal. People are still calling us and saying how amazing the lobster rolls and clam chowder were. Our big Italian families were really impressed with the vodka sauce and risotto. The desserts were said to be the best ever tasted. Even the late night snack at the end of the night is still being talked about. Hands down best caterer. Rick felt like a family member or friend, not a caterer. I wish I could plan another event!
I cannot say enough about Emily's Catering Group. As a bride I researched, contacted and met with what felt like every Read more...
I cannot say enough about Emily's Catering Group. As a bride I researched, contacted and met with what felt like every catering company in the CT area. Food was extremely high on our list of priorities for the wedding. Both coming from large Italian families who know good food, we were feeling the pressure to pick an amazing caterer. We were looking to impress our guests with a wide range of unique food choices, not your typical wedding food. Rick from Emily's first impressed me with his quick and honest responses to my initial emails. Then, when I met Rick and Cheryl at the first meeting, it felt too good to be true! Rick was so friendly and passionate about food, which was a big seller for us. He never tried to pressure us into anything. He was honest. That impressed me the most. Out of the many caterers we considered, I was so confident that Emily's was the best choice. My instincts were correct . Rick and his staff are all equally amazing. Throughout the whole process they were extremely responsive and always got back to me the day that I contacted them. That was reassuring when going through the stress of planning a wedding! They were so easy going and accommodating to our vision for the day. We got married at the Brandford House at Avert Point. Our cocktail hour, dancing, and food stations were outside...and yes it rained! I told Rick from the beginning that if it rained I was putting my trust in him to figure it out. That is exactly what they did. Emily's was able to put on a perfect wedding despite the weather conditions. The food was unreal. People are still calling us and saying how amazing the lobster rolls and clam chowder were. Our big Italian families were really impressed with the vodka sauce and risotto. The desserts were said to be the best ever tasted. Even the late night snack at the end of the night is still being talked about. Hands down best caterer. Rick felt like a family member or friend, not a caterer. I wish I could plan another event! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Choosing Emily’s was definitely the best choice I could have made for our wedding! I am a little meticulous and met with close to 10 caterers in Connecticut before finally finding Emily’s. After we met with Rick we knew our search was done. Rick, Cheryl, and their staff are extremely friendly and easy to work with and were always able to calm my nerves. They truly have a gift in this business and know how to make things run smoothly. Their prices were far more reasonable than any of the other caterers we met with and they went above and beyond all my expectations. When I had an idea, Rick was able to easily turn it into reality. The food, service, and staff were superb. There were about 300 people in attendance for our wedding and I couldn’t have pictured it being any better. The food was better than any 5 star restaurant! We had guests from all across Connecticut as well as some from out of the country and the food was raved about by all. In fact, my husband and I said we wish Emily’s had a restaurant because we were craving the food from our wedding, it was that delicious! They are definitely the best caterers in CT!
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Choosing Emily’s was definitely the best choice I could have made for our wedding! I am a little meticulous and met with close to 10 caterers in Connecticut before finally finding Emily’s. After we met with Rick we knew our search was done. Rick, Cheryl, and their staff are extremely friendly and easy to work with and were always able to calm my nerves. They truly have a gift in this business and know how to make things run smoothly. Their prices were far more reasonable than any of the other caterers we met with and they went above and beyond all my expectations. When I had an idea, Rick was able to easily turn it into reality. The food, service, and staff were superb. There were about 300 people in attendance for our wedding and I couldn’t have pictured it being any better. The food was better than any 5 star restaurant! We had guests from all across Connecticut as well as some from out of the country and the food was raved about by all. In fact, my husband and I said we wish Emily’s had a restaurant because we were craving the food from our wedding, it was that delicious! They are definitely the best caterers in CT! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Selecting Emily's to cater our wedding was one of the best choices we made! The food was delicious, the service was impeccable, and Rick and his team were friendly and accommodating. I look forward to using them again.
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Selecting Emily's to cater our wedding was one of the best choices we made! The food was delicious, the service was impeccable, and Rick and his team were friendly and accommodating. I look forward to using them again. Read less
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Corey
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot recommend Rick and his staff at Emily's Catering enough! Rick met with us almost a year and a half out from our wedding date. He made my husband (then fiance) and I the most amazing meal. On the way home I emailed the other caterers we had appointments booked with and cancelled them.

To our delight, Rick had our sample menu and quote emailed to us within 24 hours of our first meeting. To put things in perspective, at that point I was still waiting on a quote from someone I met with 3 weeks prior. Rick's prompt response only solidified our decision to use Emily's Catering Group.

Throughout the year and a half leading up to our wedding, Rick and Cheryl, one of his employees, corresponded with us, finalizing small details. Our wedding was held at the Webb Barn in Wethersfield, CT and Rick assisted us in creating the layout for the wedding, as he is very familiar with our venue.

And then there is the FOOD! Oh my goodness. You will not find better food from any other vendor. Our menu was gourmet BBQ - including individual crocks of mac and cheese, corn bread, pulled pork, BBQ chicken, and mashed sweet potatoes. I also can confirm Rick's steak and fish offerings are sublime! I sampled those during our first meeting, and they were to die for! Whatever you order from Rick, he will make it amazing. Our friends and family could not stop raving about the food.

Rick also was very accommodating. We wanted pies instead of more traditional desserts, and he came up with a phenomenal assortment. He even created mini pie bites in small ramekins. So delicious!

Rick and Cheryl also contact Gouevia Vineyards in Wallingford, and served their wine at our wedding. My husband proposed at that vineyard, and their wine represents that special day to us. When I asked Cheryl about bringing in their wine, she responded that she would look into it, and got back to me within 24 hours with a yes! It was just amazing!

Contact Rick now! You will not regret it!!
I cannot recommend Rick and his staff at Emily's Catering enough! Rick met with us almost a year and a half out from our Read more...
I cannot recommend Rick and his staff at Emily's Catering enough! Rick met with us almost a year and a half out from our wedding date. He made my husband (then fiance) and I the most amazing meal. On the way home I emailed the other caterers we had appointments booked with and cancelled them.

To our delight, Rick had our sample menu and quote emailed to us within 24 hours of our first meeting. To put things in perspective, at that point I was still waiting on a quote from someone I met with 3 weeks prior. Rick's prompt response only solidified our decision to use Emily's Catering Group.

Throughout the year and a half leading up to our wedding, Rick and Cheryl, one of his employees, corresponded with us, finalizing small details. Our wedding was held at the Webb Barn in Wethersfield, CT and Rick assisted us in creating the layout for the wedding, as he is very familiar with our venue.

And then there is the FOOD! Oh my goodness. You will not find better food from any other vendor. Our menu was gourmet BBQ - including individual crocks of mac and cheese, corn bread, pulled pork, BBQ chicken, and mashed sweet potatoes. I also can confirm Rick's steak and fish offerings are sublime! I sampled those during our first meeting, and they were to die for! Whatever you order from Rick, he will make it amazing. Our friends and family could not stop raving about the food.

Rick also was very accommodating. We wanted pies instead of more traditional desserts, and he came up with a phenomenal assortment. He even created mini pie bites in small ramekins. So delicious!

Rick and Cheryl also contact Gouevia Vineyards in Wallingford, and served their wine at our wedding. My husband proposed at that vineyard, and their wine represents that special day to us. When I asked Cheryl about bringing in their wine, she responded that she would look into it, and got back to me within 24 hours with a yes! It was just amazing!

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Emily's Catering is amazing. I really can't say enough good things about them. Rick and his whole team were extremely professional, accommodating, and just really great at what they do. Our guests are still raving about the food- we actually had people tell it was the best food they ever had! People couldn't believe it was "wedding food." We gave Rick a basic idea of what we were going for, and he threw out tons of ideas that completely matched our vision, both food- and presentation-wise. He was also extremely flexible on price, which we really appreciated. If you are considering booking Emily's, DO IT! You will not be disappointed.
Emily's Catering is amazing. I really can't say enough good things about them. Rick and his whole team were extremely Read more...
Emily's Catering is amazing. I really can't say enough good things about them. Rick and his whole team were extremely professional, accommodating, and just really great at what they do. Our guests are still raving about the food- we actually had people tell it was the best food they ever had! People couldn't believe it was "wedding food." We gave Rick a basic idea of what we were going for, and he threw out tons of ideas that completely matched our vision, both food- and presentation-wise. He was also extremely flexible on price, which we really appreciated. If you are considering booking Emily's, DO IT! You will not be disappointed. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot be happier with Emily's Catering Group for everything they did for me for my wedding. From the moment I emailed them until now, I have received nothing less than fast, professional service (and they made me feel like I was their only focus). I am one of those brides who thought I could do most of my wedding without help. Thankfully, I had Emily's on my side. On the day of my wedding, they arrived on time and gracefully took over my chaos and made such a beautiful setting for my amazing celebration. Even while I am punctually late, they were calm and patient. The food was warm and so flavorful my mouth waters just thinking about it. They made my reception look effortlessly spectacular and probably one of the best weddings I have ever been to! Thank you Rick, Cheryl, and the entire staff!
I cannot be happier with Emily's Catering Group for everything they did for me for my wedding. From the moment I emailed Read more...
I cannot be happier with Emily's Catering Group for everything they did for me for my wedding. From the moment I emailed them until now, I have received nothing less than fast, professional service (and they made me feel like I was their only focus). I am one of those brides who thought I could do most of my wedding without help. Thankfully, I had Emily's on my side. On the day of my wedding, they arrived on time and gracefully took over my chaos and made such a beautiful setting for my amazing celebration. Even while I am punctually late, they were calm and patient. The food was warm and so flavorful my mouth waters just thinking about it. They made my reception look effortlessly spectacular and probably one of the best weddings I have ever been to! Thank you Rick, Cheryl, and the entire staff! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about Emily's Catering. Prior to the wedding, Rick and his team did everything possible to make planning the food easy. They prepared an amazing menu that was within our budget and even took the time to learn a recipe of my grandmother's to include. When we were setting up, they dropped the tablecloths off early so that we could lay them out and put down our centerpieces when we had time before the event. During the reception itself, they did a wonderful job coordinating everything and the food was beyond all of my expectations. Many of our guests said it was the best wedding food they ever had. When my husband and I came back from taking photographs they gave us drinks and a plate of appetizers. When the reception was over they offered to let us take home leftovers and even made sure that my maid of honor grabbed the top tier of our cake. Everything was absolutely perfect and I highly recommend them.
I can't say enough good things about Emily's Catering. Prior to the wedding, Rick and his team did everything possible to Read more...
I can't say enough good things about Emily's Catering. Prior to the wedding, Rick and his team did everything possible to make planning the food easy. They prepared an amazing menu that was within our budget and even took the time to learn a recipe of my grandmother's to include. When we were setting up, they dropped the tablecloths off early so that we could lay them out and put down our centerpieces when we had time before the event. During the reception itself, they did a wonderful job coordinating everything and the food was beyond all of my expectations. Many of our guests said it was the best wedding food they ever had. When my husband and I came back from taking photographs they gave us drinks and a plate of appetizers. When the reception was over they offered to let us take home leftovers and even made sure that my maid of honor grabbed the top tier of our cake. Everything was absolutely perfect and I highly recommend them. Read less
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Keiko
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a beautiful CT wedding the day after an early March snowstorm.

Emily's Catering was the best from the beginning. One of our favorite vendors to work with, Emily's worked with us on every detail of the food for our special day. My husband and I had envisioned "action" stations where people would see their food being made just to add something different. Rick was able to give us great ideas of what to offer and make sure there was a wide selection. When we mentioned the underlying baseball theme of our wedding, Rick suggested we add a "Ball Park" station with nachos, soft pretzels, and hot dogs. It was totally unconventional and not to be expected at a wedding - but was a GREAT idea, perfect personalization and was a "home run" with our guests.

During our tasting (which was also BEAUTIFUL and a definite high point), we tasted apple pie that was out of this world. Trying to figure out a way to incorporate it, Rick suggested a "7th Inning Stretch" after desserts had been out and a little later before the party ended. Another amazing idea that was well received by everyone. They also were not offended when I said I didn't want an extravagant wedding cake. I wanted a two-tier simple cake to cut- that was it. Our dessert was an ice cream sundae bar. This was a simple request for them and was not a problem at all.

I can not say enough positive things about the feedback we had about our food. It was top notch and above and beyond what we've tasted elsewhere at weddings in CT.

If you're looking for fabulous food, personalization, flexibility, kind and smiley people, I suggest you make the right choice and work with Emily's Catering. You won't be disappointed.
We had a beautiful CT wedding the day after an early March snowstorm.

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We had a beautiful CT wedding the day after an early March snowstorm.

Emily's Catering was the best from the beginning. One of our favorite vendors to work with, Emily's worked with us on every detail of the food for our special day. My husband and I had envisioned "action" stations where people would see their food being made just to add something different. Rick was able to give us great ideas of what to offer and make sure there was a wide selection. When we mentioned the underlying baseball theme of our wedding, Rick suggested we add a "Ball Park" station with nachos, soft pretzels, and hot dogs. It was totally unconventional and not to be expected at a wedding - but was a GREAT idea, perfect personalization and was a "home run" with our guests.

During our tasting (which was also BEAUTIFUL and a definite high point), we tasted apple pie that was out of this world. Trying to figure out a way to incorporate it, Rick suggested a "7th Inning Stretch" after desserts had been out and a little later before the party ended. Another amazing idea that was well received by everyone. They also were not offended when I said I didn't want an extravagant wedding cake. I wanted a two-tier simple cake to cut- that was it. Our dessert was an ice cream sundae bar. This was a simple request for them and was not a problem at all.

I can not say enough positive things about the feedback we had about our food. It was top notch and above and beyond what we've tasted elsewhere at weddings in CT.

If you're looking for fabulous food, personalization, flexibility, kind and smiley people, I suggest you make the right choice and work with Emily's Catering. You won't be disappointed. Read less
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Sanam
Wedding:
12/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Tom & I would like to send a quick note of appreciation for everything you’ve done for us. From the moment I first spoke with Cheryl & Rick Kerzner I had a really good feeling about working with Emily’s Catering Group for one of our most important events...our wedding. I remember looking at Tom with a sigh of relief stating “I think we may have found our caterer”. Fortunately, I was correct. Every correspondence was an absolute delight, but as they say, “proof is in the pudding”. During my first phone conversation I explained to Rick how picky I was with not only the quality of food, but the presentation. He listened patiently and then complimented me by saying he loves working with detail oriented people who want perfection because his goal is to create perfection. A couple days later we went for our tasting and were so impressed with his professionalism and DELICIOUS food. Everything was wonderful, but as we were sitting there having a conversation I mentioned liking a certain flavor sauce and within minutes he had his chef whip up the perfect blend...what service! We were having an intimate wedding with 60 people so food was extremely important to us. Our tasting went so well, we decided to hire Emily’s Catering for our rehearsal dinner on Friday night with about 40 guests, our wedding on Saturday and our Sunday brunch with the same number of guests. EVERYONE couldn’t stop raving about the food, the quality, presentation & professionalism of every staff member. We wanted perfection & we got so much more...your service is priceless & we couldn’t be more appreciative. We give Emily’s Catering 5 Stars and are so glad we’ve found our caterers for life, anytime we have an event we want YOU there! I think all our guests feel the same way & we are not easy to please. From the bottom of our hearts, we can not thank you enough for playing such an important role so beautifully for an amazing weekend that will be cherished in our hearts forever.
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Tom & I would like to send a quick note of appreciation for everything you’ve done for us. From the moment I first spoke with Cheryl & Rick Kerzner I had a really good feeling about working with Emily’s Catering Group for one of our most important events...our wedding. I remember looking at Tom with a sigh of relief stating “I think we may have found our caterer”. Fortunately, I was correct. Every correspondence was an absolute delight, but as they say, “proof is in the pudding”. During my first phone conversation I explained to Rick how picky I was with not only the quality of food, but the presentation. He listened patiently and then complimented me by saying he loves working with detail oriented people who want perfection because his goal is to create perfection. A couple days later we went for our tasting and were so impressed with his professionalism and DELICIOUS food. Everything was wonderful, but as we were sitting there having a conversation I mentioned liking a certain flavor sauce and within minutes he had his chef whip up the perfect blend...what service! We were having an intimate wedding with 60 people so food was extremely important to us. Our tasting went so well, we decided to hire Emily’s Catering for our rehearsal dinner on Friday night with about 40 guests, our wedding on Saturday and our Sunday brunch with the same number of guests. EVERYONE couldn’t stop raving about the food, the quality, presentation & professionalism of every staff member. We wanted perfection & we got so much more...your service is priceless & we couldn’t be more appreciative. We give Emily’s Catering 5 Stars and are so glad we’ve found our caterers for life, anytime we have an event we want YOU there! I think all our guests feel the same way & we are not easy to please. From the bottom of our hearts, we can not thank you enough for playing such an important role so beautifully for an amazing weekend that will be cherished in our hearts forever. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough good things about Emily's Catering Group. We got married two months ago and people are STILL complimenting me on how good the food was. They were fantastic. The menu was amazing, the wait staff were friendly and professional. I would recommend them to anyone getting married in the area. Fantastic!
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I can not say enough good things about Emily's Catering Group. We got married two months ago and people are STILL complimenting me on how good the food was. They were fantastic. The menu was amazing, the wait staff were friendly and professional. I would recommend them to anyone getting married in the area. Fantastic! Read less
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Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
The best food! It was the talk of the wedding! I would absolutely use them for future events and would recommend them to everyone!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Emily's Catering! From my first meeting with Rick through the wedding on October 7th, all of the communication was excellent. The event manager went above and beyond my expectations for helping to make our day run smoothly and making sure my husband and I were always comfortable. She did all of this without feeling intrusive one bit. The food was amazing from cocktail hour thru dinner. Would highly recommend these guys to anyone looking for a reliable, communicative, flexible, great-tasting off-site caterer!
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I cannot say enough good things about Emily's Catering! From my first meeting with Rick through the wedding on October 7th, all of the communication was excellent. The event manager went above and beyond my expectations for helping to make our day run smoothly and making sure my husband and I were always comfortable. She did all of this without feeling intrusive one bit. The food was amazing from cocktail hour thru dinner. Would highly recommend these guys to anyone looking for a reliable, communicative, flexible, great-tasting off-site caterer! Read less
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Alysse
Wedding:
10/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Emily's did a WONDERFUL job catering our wedding on October 5, 2012. They were professional and very accommodating, and the food was absolutely fantastic! We were able to customize our menu, as well as our beer selection, which were the two most important things we looked for while searching for a caterer. My husband is a chef, so we knew our food needed to be top-notch. Emily's definitely did NOT disappoint!...our guests are still raving about the food a month later! They also allowed us to bring in a variety of microbrews, which they were able to acquire for us with no trouble! All in all, I can't find a single flaw in the service on the most important day of our lives! We will be recommending Emily's to all of our family and friends for every type of event they are planning!
Emily's did a WONDERFUL job catering our wedding on October 5, 2012. They were professional and very accommodating, and Read more...
Emily's did a WONDERFUL job catering our wedding on October 5, 2012. They were professional and very accommodating, and the food was absolutely fantastic! We were able to customize our menu, as well as our beer selection, which were the two most important things we looked for while searching for a caterer. My husband is a chef, so we knew our food needed to be top-notch. Emily's definitely did NOT disappoint!...our guests are still raving about the food a month later! They also allowed us to bring in a variety of microbrews, which they were able to acquire for us with no trouble! All in all, I can't find a single flaw in the service on the most important day of our lives! We will be recommending Emily's to all of our family and friends for every type of event they are planning! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Emily's was a dream to work with for my wedding. They worked some magic to somehow provide everything I wanted and stay within budget, even offering pointers for where I could save and where I could invest for the ultimate experience. I felt really strongly about not having boring "wedding food" at the reception, and Emily's really delivered, providing a bunch of fun stations with authentic BBQ (the ribs were amazing), a mashed potato bar, fresh grilled food and more.

On top of the fact that my guests loved the food, the management of the event was fantastic. The catering manager found us and brought us a heaping plate of food so that my husband and I were actually able to eat at the wedding and sample all the goods. So thoughtful. Really, I am so, so pleased I went with Emily's.
Emily's was a dream to work with for my wedding. They worked some magic to somehow provide everything I wanted and stay Read more...
Emily's was a dream to work with for my wedding. They worked some magic to somehow provide everything I wanted and stay within budget, even offering pointers for where I could save and where I could invest for the ultimate experience. I felt really strongly about not having boring "wedding food" at the reception, and Emily's really delivered, providing a bunch of fun stations with authentic BBQ (the ribs were amazing), a mashed potato bar, fresh grilled food and more.

On top of the fact that my guests loved the food, the management of the event was fantastic. The catering manager found us and brought us a heaping plate of food so that my husband and I were actually able to eat at the wedding and sample all the goods. So thoughtful. Really, I am so, so pleased I went with Emily's. Read less
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Cate
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Best food ever! No, seriously. So much better than 99% of restaurants I've ever been to, and that includes some pretty expensive restaurants.

From the first contact, Rick & his team were on the ball. I had complete confidence in their ability to run our event, start to finish. They gave us an incredibly fair estimate with very creative ideas. Rick was excellent in giving us feedback on our timeline and the flow of the overall event. I never felt 'nickle-and-dimed'. I wanted an extra signature drink - no problem, they'd make it! I liked two station ideas - they combined them into one. As my husband and I were taking photos, the waitstaff insisted on bringing us all the appetizers first and even held a napkin under my chin so I didn't spill on my dress as I savored the lobster claw in drawn butter! Drinks were always in our hands, broken glasses were promptly picked up, discarded drinks and empty plates were promptly and unobtrusively removed. Just a class act!

Our guests were treated with 5-star service and dined on Michelin-star quality food. The professionalism, responsiveness, helpfulness, creativity, and friendliness of this whole team was incredible! I cannot imagine hiring anyone else to cater an event for me. They truly made our wedding a magical event for all of our guests!
Best food ever! No, seriously. So much better than 99% of restaurants I've ever been to, and that includes some pretty Read more...
Best food ever! No, seriously. So much better than 99% of restaurants I've ever been to, and that includes some pretty expensive restaurants.

From the first contact, Rick & his team were on the ball. I had complete confidence in their ability to run our event, start to finish. They gave us an incredibly fair estimate with very creative ideas. Rick was excellent in giving us feedback on our timeline and the flow of the overall event. I never felt 'nickle-and-dimed'. I wanted an extra signature drink - no problem, they'd make it! I liked two station ideas - they combined them into one. As my husband and I were taking photos, the waitstaff insisted on bringing us all the appetizers first and even held a napkin under my chin so I didn't spill on my dress as I savored the lobster claw in drawn butter! Drinks were always in our hands, broken glasses were promptly picked up, discarded drinks and empty plates were promptly and unobtrusively removed. Just a class act!

Our guests were treated with 5-star service and dined on Michelin-star quality food. The professionalism, responsiveness, helpfulness, creativity, and friendliness of this whole team was incredible! I cannot imagine hiring anyone else to cater an event for me. They truly made our wedding a magical event for all of our guests! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Emily's Catering Group was the only caterer tasting that we did- the food was so amazing we booked them on the spot! Rick was flexible with our budget and creative with the menu. His staff was so great to work with and Cheryl was so accommodating and helpful when we had to change our wedding date last minute. Everyone raved about the food and the presentation!
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Emily's Catering Group was the only caterer tasting that we did- the food was so amazing we booked them on the spot! Rick was flexible with our budget and creative with the menu. His staff was so great to work with and Cheryl was so accommodating and helpful when we had to change our wedding date last minute. Everyone raved about the food and the presentation! Read less
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Niki
Wedding:
7/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Rick and his team were amazing! We pulled a wedding celebration together very quickly and Emily's Catering Group went above and beyond to accommodate our needs. Our guests still cannot stop talking about how good the food was! The service was excellent and the food was amazing. Thank you Emily's for making our night an unforgettable one!
Rick and his team were amazing! We pulled a wedding celebration together very quickly and Emily's Catering Group went Read more...
Rick and his team were amazing! We pulled a wedding celebration together very quickly and Emily's Catering Group went above and beyond to accommodate our needs. Our guests still cannot stop talking about how good the food was! The service was excellent and the food was amazing. Thank you Emily's for making our night an unforgettable one! Read less
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Maureen
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot tell you how amazing Emily's Catering Group is. From the very start Rick and his team made us feel like we were special. They painstakingly created the perfect menu AS WELL as a unique approach to the dinner service. Guests were completely taken aback by the quality and creativity of the food and service. I cannot recommend Emily's more highly. Rick Kerzner is a rock-star and I hope we're able to work with him again in the future!!!!

Thank you Emily's!
I cannot tell you how amazing Emily's Catering Group is. From the very start Rick and his team made us feel like we were Read more...
I cannot tell you how amazing Emily's Catering Group is. From the very start Rick and his team made us feel like we were special. They painstakingly created the perfect menu AS WELL as a unique approach to the dinner service. Guests were completely taken aback by the quality and creativity of the food and service. I cannot recommend Emily's more highly. Rick Kerzner is a rock-star and I hope we're able to work with him again in the future!!!!

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Rebecca
Wedding:
7/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Rick, owner and head chef, was amazing and paid attention to every detail. Even up to the last week Rick greeted all of our changes with a "no problem" and made all of our dreams come true! It was spectacular thanks to everyone who helped out at Emily's. Our guests are still raving about how good the food was and the quality of service.
Rick, owner and head chef, was amazing and paid attention to every detail. Even up to the last week Rick greeted all of Read more...
Rick, owner and head chef, was amazing and paid attention to every detail. Even up to the last week Rick greeted all of our changes with a "no problem" and made all of our dreams come true! It was spectacular thanks to everyone who helped out at Emily's. Our guests are still raving about how good the food was and the quality of service. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
I spent months trying to find a great caterer and was incredibly lucky to find Emily's Catering. They were responsive and worked with what I wanted! All my guests raved about the food and even the pickiest eaters talked about how great the food was. I could not recommend Emily's Catering strongly enough. Working with them was a great experience from the first time I spoke with them to after the wedding when they wanted to see how I thought everything went! If you decide to go with them you will not be disappointed.
I spent months trying to find a great caterer and was incredibly lucky to find Emily's Catering. They were responsive and Read more...
I spent months trying to find a great caterer and was incredibly lucky to find Emily's Catering. They were responsive and worked with what I wanted! All my guests raved about the food and even the pickiest eaters talked about how great the food was. I could not recommend Emily's Catering strongly enough. Working with them was a great experience from the first time I spoke with them to after the wedding when they wanted to see how I thought everything went! If you decide to go with them you will not be disappointed. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Prior to my wedding I had had the pleasure of working with Rick and the wonderful team at Emily's in a professional setting. When it came time to plan my wedding, I knew they were my top choice.

From first contact, Rick and his team were responsive, amenable, friendly, fun and professional. We had an excellent tasting and found that much of what we had envisioned for our day could actually be tweaked and adjusted - per the team's excellent recommendations - to actually SAVE us money, which is nearly unheard of for a vendor. Our budget was a strict concern, and Rick and Cheryl worked with us tirelessly to get our bar and appetizer menu, and meal and desert finely tuned. The event was exquisite and all of our guests raved about the food, the bar, the service. Everyone also commented on how friendly and approachable all of the waitstaff were. They felt like part of the family helping out, rather than strangers providing a service, and that was something I never could have anticipated. I will always be grateful for that.

Another point to mention, I had opted not to hire a wedding coordinator for the day-of. And I'm glad I didn't, because Jana, Emily's Coordinator for the day, took care of everything - Set-Up to breakdown, she was on it. When our photos ran a bit over, she adjusted the evening's timeline on the spot to make sure we had enough time with our guests.

Oh, one final point - We got married at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, CT. The Carousel House was our reception venue and it has no kitchen. Emily's had to bring everything they'd need to make the event happen. And they did it, like magic!! It went off without a hitch!!!

Thank you Rick, Cheryl, Jana and the entire Emily's Team!!!!
Prior to my wedding I had had the pleasure of working with Rick and the wonderful team at Emily's in a professional Read more...
Prior to my wedding I had had the pleasure of working with Rick and the wonderful team at Emily's in a professional setting. When it came time to plan my wedding, I knew they were my top choice.

From first contact, Rick and his team were responsive, amenable, friendly, fun and professional. We had an excellent tasting and found that much of what we had envisioned for our day could actually be tweaked and adjusted - per the team's excellent recommendations - to actually SAVE us money, which is nearly unheard of for a vendor. Our budget was a strict concern, and Rick and Cheryl worked with us tirelessly to get our bar and appetizer menu, and meal and desert finely tuned. The event was exquisite and all of our guests raved about the food, the bar, the service. Everyone also commented on how friendly and approachable all of the waitstaff were. They felt like part of the family helping out, rather than strangers providing a service, and that was something I never could have anticipated. I will always be grateful for that.

Another point to mention, I had opted not to hire a wedding coordinator for the day-of. And I'm glad I didn't, because Jana, Emily's Coordinator for the day, took care of everything - Set-Up to breakdown, she was on it. When our photos ran a bit over, she adjusted the evening's timeline on the spot to make sure we had enough time with our guests.

Oh, one final point - We got married at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, CT. The Carousel House was our reception venue and it has no kitchen. Emily's had to bring everything they'd need to make the event happen. And they did it, like magic!! It went off without a hitch!!!

Thank you Rick, Cheryl, Jana and the entire Emily's Team!!!! Read less
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Jessica Robinson
Wedding:
10/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick and Cheryl at Emily's Catering Group were phenomenal....almost beyond what I could ever put into words. From the beginning I asked Rick to create a menu for my Mother's 60th Birthday party. His ideas blew me away! He is truly an artist in the kitchen. The man is a genius with food, presentation and style/service.

From the incredible salad (baby greens, candied chestnuts, smoked bacon, bleu cheese, fresh figs w/champagne vinaigrette dressing) which was served with mini cups (individiual) of wild mushroom soup.... to the barbeque beef brisket and chicken with cranberry salsa. OMG!! Pure Yummy!

Guests could NOT stop talking about how delicious the food was. AND the wait staff, perfect. They were extremely professional and kept telling me to stop helping. (since I design wedding flowers, I always feel like it's my job to unload and set up)!! So great. I would recommend Emily's to ANYONE! Every little detail was PERFECT! They made our "Autumn in New England" dinner party beyond incredible!

AND my last minute request the day of the event, for cornbread to be added. Cheryl said absolutely no problem. The cornbread was melt in your mouth fabulous. (Most guests insisted I ask for the recipe!)

Call Rick for your next event. You will be just as impressed as we are!
Rick and Cheryl at Emily's Catering Group were phenomenal....almost beyond what I could ever put into words. From the Read more...
Rick and Cheryl at Emily's Catering Group were phenomenal....almost beyond what I could ever put into words. From the beginning I asked Rick to create a menu for my Mother's 60th Birthday party. His ideas blew me away! He is truly an artist in the kitchen. The man is a genius with food, presentation and style/service.

From the incredible salad (baby greens, candied chestnuts, smoked bacon, bleu cheese, fresh figs w/champagne vinaigrette dressing) which was served with mini cups (individiual) of wild mushroom soup.... to the barbeque beef brisket and chicken with cranberry salsa. OMG!! Pure Yummy!

Guests could NOT stop talking about how delicious the food was. AND the wait staff, perfect. They were extremely professional and kept telling me to stop helping. (since I design wedding flowers, I always feel like it's my job to unload and set up)!! So great. I would recommend Emily's to ANYONE! Every little detail was PERFECT! They made our "Autumn in New England" dinner party beyond incredible!

AND my last minute request the day of the event, for cornbread to be added. Cheryl said absolutely no problem. The cornbread was melt in your mouth fabulous. (Most guests insisted I ask for the recipe!)

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clee4680
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
From the second we were in contact with Rick and Cheryl we knew that our "not so traditional" wedding ideas could actually become a reality! Ricks ideas blew our minds from start to finish. The energy and creativity of everyone at Emilys continues to make our wedding day unforgettable...people are still raving about it!! Emily's will be our first choice for any future event!!!
From the second we were in contact with Rick and Cheryl we knew that our "not so traditional" wedding ideas could actually Read more...
From the second we were in contact with Rick and Cheryl we knew that our "not so traditional" wedding ideas could actually become a reality! Ricks ideas blew our minds from start to finish. The energy and creativity of everyone at Emilys continues to make our wedding day unforgettable...people are still raving about it!! Emily's will be our first choice for any future event!!! Read less
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lylescript
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
I can never say enough about Emily's Catering. The food was incredible, the presentation was elegant and everything was carefully customized to our style and specifications. Rick and his team were super professional, fun and down to earth. They went above and beyond the job and were worth every penny.

To top it off, we just hired them to cater our superbowl party this weekend! Good luck to you all and do your self a favor... hire them!

cheers!
I can never say enough about Emily's Catering. The food was incredible, the presentation was elegant and everything was Read more...
I can never say enough about Emily's Catering. The food was incredible, the presentation was elegant and everything was carefully customized to our style and specifications. Rick and his team were super professional, fun and down to earth. They went above and beyond the job and were worth every penny.

To top it off, we just hired them to cater our superbowl party this weekend! Good luck to you all and do your self a favor... hire them!

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ninetenelleven
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
When it comes to wedding food, most people give you chicken, steak or fish. Some people go out on a limb and do a buffet. But with Emily's they more or less turn your wedding into a fine dining experience with some of the most delicious food around served in some of the most creative ways. They are highly professional, down-to-earth, and go well well well above and beyond their job titles. I would not only recommend them for your wedding (or any event for that matter), but you'd be stupid not to.

Cheers!
When it comes to wedding food, most people give you chicken, steak or fish. Some people go out on a limb and do a buffet. Read more...
When it comes to wedding food, most people give you chicken, steak or fish. Some people go out on a limb and do a buffet. But with Emily's they more or less turn your wedding into a fine dining experience with some of the most delicious food around served in some of the most creative ways. They are highly professional, down-to-earth, and go well well well above and beyond their job titles. I would not only recommend them for your wedding (or any event for that matter), but you'd be stupid not to.

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clee4680
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
From the second we were in contact with Rick and Cheryl we knew that our "not so traditional" wedding ideas could actually become a reality! Ricks ideas blew our minds from start to finish. The energy and creativity of everyone at Emilys continues to make our wedding day unforgettable...people are still raving about it!! Emily's will be our first choice for any future event!!!
From the second we were in contact with Rick and Cheryl we knew that our "not so traditional" wedding ideas could actually Read more...
From the second we were in contact with Rick and Cheryl we knew that our "not so traditional" wedding ideas could actually become a reality! Ricks ideas blew our minds from start to finish. The energy and creativity of everyone at Emilys continues to make our wedding day unforgettable...people are still raving about it!! Emily's will be our first choice for any future event!!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about Emily's Catering. We were married at the Webb Barn in August 2011, and Rick, Cheryl, and everyone at Emily's were incredible from day one! The food was impecible andthe service the day of the wedding was completely above and beyond my wildest imagination. Everyone kept complimenting the food, and the service, and everyone made sure my glass was never empty, and we were full the whole time. They helped coordinate the timeline with the DJ and florist, and I never worried about anything the whole night. Our guests raved about the food, and the Sangria was to DIE for! Cheryl was responsive to my emails and calls, and was there 100% through the whole process - Even when I just needed reassurance, or had little questions, she was amazing, and I cannot thank her enough. If you choose Emily's you can rest assured you are in excellent hands!
I cannot say enough about Emily's Catering. We were married at the Webb Barn in August 2011, and Rick, Cheryl, and Read more...
I cannot say enough about Emily's Catering. We were married at the Webb Barn in August 2011, and Rick, Cheryl, and everyone at Emily's were incredible from day one! The food was impecible andthe service the day of the wedding was completely above and beyond my wildest imagination. Everyone kept complimenting the food, and the service, and everyone made sure my glass was never empty, and we were full the whole time. They helped coordinate the timeline with the DJ and florist, and I never worried about anything the whole night. Our guests raved about the food, and the Sangria was to DIE for! Cheryl was responsive to my emails and calls, and was there 100% through the whole process - Even when I just needed reassurance, or had little questions, she was amazing, and I cannot thank her enough. If you choose Emily's you can rest assured you are in excellent hands! Read less
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Mr. & Mrs.
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
We were married in June 2011 at Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington - Rick and his team did an impeccable job making our passed appetizers and seated dinner under a tent perfect! Throughout our year of planning, he and his right-hand-lady Cheryl were always responsive, professional, and thoughtful in attending to our questions and requests.

We chose Emily's Catering over other larger caterers exactly because we knew Rick would be personally involved in handing the details of our event and would be there cooking/supervising on our big day. Emily's delivered an amazing evening of creative, delicious food and festive drinks. Our guests were impressed and we were delighted. Well done, Emily's Catering!
We were married in June 2011 at Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington - Rick and his team did an impeccable job making our Read more...
We were married in June 2011 at Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington - Rick and his team did an impeccable job making our passed appetizers and seated dinner under a tent perfect! Throughout our year of planning, he and his right-hand-lady Cheryl were always responsive, professional, and thoughtful in attending to our questions and requests.

We chose Emily's Catering over other larger caterers exactly because we knew Rick would be personally involved in handing the details of our event and would be there cooking/supervising on our big day. Emily's delivered an amazing evening of creative, delicious food and festive drinks. Our guests were impressed and we were delighted. Well done, Emily's Catering! Read less
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catie378
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
We were married in a big tented wedding at the house I grew up in in Connecticut and can not give enough praise to Rick from Emily's catering and his team. The passed appetizers were inventive and delicious and all of the staff went above and beyond. I can not thank everyone enough for the delicious food and amazing staff.
We were married in a big tented wedding at the house I grew up in in Connecticut and can not give enough praise to Rick Read more...
We were married in a big tented wedding at the house I grew up in in Connecticut and can not give enough praise to Rick from Emily's catering and his team. The passed appetizers were inventive and delicious and all of the staff went above and beyond. I can not thank everyone enough for the delicious food and amazing staff. Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
I recently was married on May 29, 2011 at an outdoor, tented farm wedding. From the moment we met Chef Rick we were WOWED by his professionalism, knowledge of the business and ability to see the same vision for our wedding that we had. Chef Rick and the Emily's staff delivered what was the BEST wedding food that anyone has ever had! If you truly want a caterer that can deliver on what they promise, who goes above and beyond what you request and who will leave your guests talking about how good the food was weeks after, USE EMILY'S...it's a no brainer!!
I recently was married on May 29, 2011 at an outdoor, tented farm wedding. From the moment we met Chef Rick we were WOWED Read more...
I recently was married on May 29, 2011 at an outdoor, tented farm wedding. From the moment we met Chef Rick we were WOWED by his professionalism, knowledge of the business and ability to see the same vision for our wedding that we had. Chef Rick and the Emily's staff delivered what was the BEST wedding food that anyone has ever had! If you truly want a caterer that can deliver on what they promise, who goes above and beyond what you request and who will leave your guests talking about how good the food was weeks after, USE EMILY'S...it's a no brainer!! Read less
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uvawahoo97
Wedding:
5/22/2011
5.0/5.0
When we decided to have a brunch for our wedding, we knew we wanted the food to be special. Emily's put together an exceptional brunch menu that really stood out. All of our guests raved about everything that was served. The staff was incredibly helpful and responsive - they were my unofficial wedding coordinators! We would definitely recommend Emily's to other couples planning their weddings.
When we decided to have a brunch for our wedding, we knew we wanted the food to be special. Emily's put together an Read more...
When we decided to have a brunch for our wedding, we knew we wanted the food to be special. Emily's put together an exceptional brunch menu that really stood out. All of our guests raved about everything that was served. The staff was incredibly helpful and responsive - they were my unofficial wedding coordinators! We would definitely recommend Emily's to other couples planning their weddings. Read less
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anna
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
we hit the jackpot with emily's catering, truly. rick put together the most incredible menu for our wedding reception and cocktail hour. he is terribly kind, so hilarious and we were completely at ease w everything that emily's catering did. they went above and beyond the call of duty and made everyone at our wedding so happy with such wonderful food and service. to revisit a conversation i had with my father about a year ago regarding the food served at weddings, he said " it doesn't matter, no one remembers the food at weddings." today he said to me, " i was wrong. it was the best food i've ever had and will never forget it." today my father was right and we have rick and everyone at emily's catering to thank for that :) many many thanks!
we hit the jackpot with emily's catering, truly. rick put together the most incredible menu for our wedding reception and Read more...
we hit the jackpot with emily's catering, truly. rick put together the most incredible menu for our wedding reception and cocktail hour. he is terribly kind, so hilarious and we were completely at ease w everything that emily's catering did. they went above and beyond the call of duty and made everyone at our wedding so happy with such wonderful food and service. to revisit a conversation i had with my father about a year ago regarding the food served at weddings, he said " it doesn't matter, no one remembers the food at weddings." today he said to me, " i was wrong. it was the best food i've ever had and will never forget it." today my father was right and we have rick and everyone at emily's catering to thank for that :) many many thanks! Read less
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RobinR
Wedding:
10/12/2008
5.0/5.0
They catered my wedding and rehearsal dinner. For the wedding we had BBQ brisket and chicken and it was fantastic. They also set up a fantastic cocktail hour. We got a lot of complements from our guests. The staff was very helpful and involved throughout the whole process. Highly recommend!
They catered my wedding and rehearsal dinner. For the wedding we had BBQ brisket and chicken and it was fantastic. They Read more...
They catered my wedding and rehearsal dinner. For the wedding we had BBQ brisket and chicken and it was fantastic. They also set up a fantastic cocktail hour. We got a lot of complements from our guests. The staff was very helpful and involved throughout the whole process. Highly recommend! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
1/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was just catered by Emily's. Rick was fantastic, the service was top notch and the food was wonderful. Everyone raved about how great they were, and took some cards for their upcoming events. They were always professional, and had great communication. You won't go wrong with them!
Our wedding was just catered by Emily's. Rick was fantastic, the service was top notch and the food was wonderful. Read more...
Our wedding was just catered by Emily's. Rick was fantastic, the service was top notch and the food was wonderful. Everyone raved about how great they were, and took some cards for their upcoming events. They were always professional, and had great communication. You won't go wrong with them! Read less
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just married
Wedding:
9/24/2010
5.0/5.0
I would totally recommend Emilys Catering to anyone! The food is delicious, and they are a pleasure to work with! Very professional!!!
I would totally recommend Emilys Catering to anyone! The food is delicious, and they are a pleasure to work with! Very Read more...
I would totally recommend Emilys Catering to anyone! The food is delicious, and they are a pleasure to work with! Very professional!!! Read less
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Irina
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Dear Brides,

We having nothing but praise for Emily's Catering and owner Rick Kerzner. Every single detail, from the planning process to the wedding was perfect. I felt at ease knowing that Rick had everything covered and on the day of the wedding, Rick and his amazing staff surpassed all of our expectations. The food was delicious and the display was absolutely beautiful. Our wedding was definitly a fusion of a few cultures and Rick was able to provide everything we asked for with ease and flexibility. His prices are also very reasonable and he is willing to work with all budgets. If your looking to keep your mind at ease (at least with one part of the wedding) well Emily's Catering is the way to go! We are proud to recommend Emily's Catering to everyone.

Sincerely,

A very very HAPPY Bride!!!!
Dear Brides,

We having nothing but praise for Emily's Catering and owner Rick Kerzner. Every single detail, from Read more...
Dear Brides,

We having nothing but praise for Emily's Catering and owner Rick Kerzner. Every single detail, from the planning process to the wedding was perfect. I felt at ease knowing that Rick had everything covered and on the day of the wedding, Rick and his amazing staff surpassed all of our expectations. The food was delicious and the display was absolutely beautiful. Our wedding was definitly a fusion of a few cultures and Rick was able to provide everything we asked for with ease and flexibility. His prices are also very reasonable and he is willing to work with all budgets. If your looking to keep your mind at ease (at least with one part of the wedding) well Emily's Catering is the way to go! We are proud to recommend Emily's Catering to everyone.

Sincerely,

A very very HAPPY Bride!!!! Read less
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Amanda J
Wedding:
8/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Emily's did a wonderful job catering my wedding reception. The food was excellent, and the wait staff was very helpful directing the traffic through the buffets and taking care of the served salads. I would highly recommend them.
Emily's did a wonderful job catering my wedding reception. The food was excellent, and the wait staff was very helpful Read more...
Emily's did a wonderful job catering my wedding reception. The food was excellent, and the wait staff was very helpful directing the traffic through the buffets and taking care of the served salads. I would highly recommend them. Read less
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Karri
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick Kerzner and his staff at Emily's Catering Group far surpassed any expectations we had for our wedding day menu. The cocktail hour menu was genius, comfort food from sweet potato fries to mini grilled cheese sandwiches: people were raving it was so delicious and plentiful they wouldn't have room for their main course. The main course, however, was too delicious to pass up, as everyone raved about the unique style of cooking the steak and chicken, and the family style sides that kept with our comfort food theme. They came up with a custom cocktail for our bar, had chocolate dipped fruit to be served with the wedding cake, and sent everyone home with a bag of mini donuts and chocolate milk! We have gotten so many compliments on how excellent the food was, with so many people telling us it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding. Rick's staff was professional, courteous, and catered to me and my bridal party's every need. I will surely be using this catering group in the near future, I cannot express enough how wonderful a job they did!
Rick Kerzner and his staff at Emily's Catering Group far surpassed any expectations we had for our wedding day menu. The Read more...
Rick Kerzner and his staff at Emily's Catering Group far surpassed any expectations we had for our wedding day menu. The cocktail hour menu was genius, comfort food from sweet potato fries to mini grilled cheese sandwiches: people were raving it was so delicious and plentiful they wouldn't have room for their main course. The main course, however, was too delicious to pass up, as everyone raved about the unique style of cooking the steak and chicken, and the family style sides that kept with our comfort food theme. They came up with a custom cocktail for our bar, had chocolate dipped fruit to be served with the wedding cake, and sent everyone home with a bag of mini donuts and chocolate milk! We have gotten so many compliments on how excellent the food was, with so many people telling us it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding. Rick's staff was professional, courteous, and catered to me and my bridal party's every need. I will surely be using this catering group in the near future, I cannot express enough how wonderful a job they did! Read less
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pennylane
Wedding:
7/31/2010
4.9/5.0
Emily's catering group was nothing but amazing at our wedding. They were always right there if we needed something done. People are still raving about the amount and quality of food our wedding had. They loved the summer grill stations and thought that all the grilled meat was cooked just right. My friend keeps bugging me about the sea bass recipie! They were a truly amazing!
Emily's catering group was nothing but amazing at our wedding. They were always right there if we needed something done. Read more...
Emily's catering group was nothing but amazing at our wedding. They were always right there if we needed something done. People are still raving about the amount and quality of food our wedding had. They loved the summer grill stations and thought that all the grilled meat was cooked just right. My friend keeps bugging me about the sea bass recipie! They were a truly amazing! Read less
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cstarr
Wedding:
7/3/2010
4.9/5.0
Emily's Catering did an excellent job! My wedding was in a backyard and they were very accomodating with the limitations of the venue. The food was great and a lot af people commented on the food. Some stated that the chicken was dry but I thought all the food was EXCELLENT!!
Emily's Catering did an excellent job! My wedding was in a backyard and they were very accomodating with the limitations Read more...
Emily's Catering did an excellent job! My wedding was in a backyard and they were very accomodating with the limitations of the venue. The food was great and a lot af people commented on the food. Some stated that the chicken was dry but I thought all the food was EXCELLENT!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/8/2012
4.8/5.0
Emily's catering was absolutely amazing! We had our wedding at a venue that was basically a blank canvas so we had to take care of many details ourselves (which can be a bit overwhelming). Emily's was SO helpful! We booked them almost 1.5 years in advance and in that time period I had many back & forths with Cheryl who is amazing, attentive and organized. I cannot say enough good things about her. They respond to questions promptly and are always happy to help!
Now for the food...we wanted a duo entree plated dinner, we talked about our ideas with Rick and he was happy to listen and add his own input. When we did the tasting they literally served us the entire course, which was AMAZING. Eveyrthing from the salad to the meat was delicious and perfectly cooked, definitely not typical "wedding food". We also used their baker, she made cupcakes and a small cake topper for us, when we did this tasting, we loved all the cakes, they were so delicious and very nicely decorated. When it came to helping us transport, set up, etc. Emily's was more than accomodating, we made some last minute changes and it was no problem! They truly want you to be stress free on your big day!
Come wedding day, we had to change the setup for cocktail hour due to winds, and Emily's had the backup plan in place without any issue! Salad, dinner & dessert was amazing-my guests are still raving about it all! I highly recommend using Emily's for your wedding or event.
Also, my mom used Emily's catering for my bridal shower fairly last minute, the food there was also amazing! Thanks Emily's Catering!
Emily's catering was absolutely amazing! We had our wedding at a venue that was basically a blank canvas so we had to take Read more...
Emily's catering was absolutely amazing! We had our wedding at a venue that was basically a blank canvas so we had to take care of many details ourselves (which can be a bit overwhelming). Emily's was SO helpful! We booked them almost 1.5 years in advance and in that time period I had many back & forths with Cheryl who is amazing, attentive and organized. I cannot say enough good things about her. They respond to questions promptly and are always happy to help!
Now for the food...we wanted a duo entree plated dinner, we talked about our ideas with Rick and he was happy to listen and add his own input. When we did the tasting they literally served us the entire course, which was AMAZING. Eveyrthing from the salad to the meat was delicious and perfectly cooked, definitely not typical "wedding food". We also used their baker, she made cupcakes and a small cake topper for us, when we did this tasting, we loved all the cakes, they were so delicious and very nicely decorated. When it came to helping us transport, set up, etc. Emily's was more than accomodating, we made some last minute changes and it was no problem! They truly want you to be stress free on your big day!
Come wedding day, we had to change the setup for cocktail hour due to winds, and Emily's had the backup plan in place without any issue! Salad, dinner & dessert was amazing-my guests are still raving about it all! I highly recommend using Emily's for your wedding or event.
Also, my mom used Emily's catering for my bridal shower fairly last minute, the food there was also amazing! Thanks Emily's Catering! Read less
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Andrew
Wedding:
5/18/2013
4.8/5.0
Excellent people making top quality food, that is how best to describe Emily's Catering. Everyone we dealt with was extremely friendly and helpful throughout the entire process. The food and service are top notch. My wife had an interesting idea for our dessert and Rick and Cheryl worked diligently to make it a success. A little under a year later and people are still talking to us about how good the food was at our wedding.
Excellent people making top quality food, that is how best to describe Emily's Catering. Everyone we dealt with was Read more...
Excellent people making top quality food, that is how best to describe Emily's Catering. Everyone we dealt with was extremely friendly and helpful throughout the entire process. The food and service are top notch. My wife had an interesting idea for our dessert and Rick and Cheryl worked diligently to make it a success. A little under a year later and people are still talking to us about how good the food was at our wedding. Read less
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Suzanne
Wedding:
5/12/2012
4.8/5.0
Emily's was wonderful! The nicest and easiest vendor to deal with. Guests are still talking about the food. Thank You Emily's!
Emily's was wonderful! The nicest and easiest vendor to deal with. Guests are still talking about the food. Thank You Read more...
Emily's was wonderful! The nicest and easiest vendor to deal with. Guests are still talking about the food. Thank You Emily's! Read less
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Deborah
Wedding:
8/13/2011
4.8/5.0
DIGGING THE DISH!

Oh my gosh, the cocktail hour was in full swing when we joined it after finishing our photos & the buzz wasn't from the cocktails, it was all about the hors d'oeuvres! "Have you tried this?"; "You need to try this one."; "Make sure you get one of these!" Our family & friends couldn't stop raving about "the dish" being served up by Emily's staff! Rave reviews all around.

The staff not only served up yumminess with our 8 different hors d'oervres, but they also served up smiles; very important for such a happy occasion!

I have to give a special shout-out to the bartender & I only wish I could remember her name. She did an over-the-top FABULOUS job with personality, service & most importantly the drinks. I only had the wine, but was told she mixed a mean cocktail and no one was dissappointed with the bar!

Rick helped us create a fantastic station menu for dinner & executed it perfectly. He even did all the grilling that night; nice touch & much appreciated! "First class" was the complement I heard most.

This was my first experience hiring a caterer and I asked a million questions/sent a hundred e-mails. Cheryl was great; she pleasantly answered all of them.

Rick knows his business & delivers. Made choosing Emily's a no brainer for us!
DIGGING THE DISH!

Oh my gosh, the cocktail hour was in full swing when we joined it after finishing our photos & Read more...
DIGGING THE DISH!

Oh my gosh, the cocktail hour was in full swing when we joined it after finishing our photos & the buzz wasn't from the cocktails, it was all about the hors d'oeuvres! "Have you tried this?"; "You need to try this one."; "Make sure you get one of these!" Our family & friends couldn't stop raving about "the dish" being served up by Emily's staff! Rave reviews all around.

The staff not only served up yumminess with our 8 different hors d'oervres, but they also served up smiles; very important for such a happy occasion!

I have to give a special shout-out to the bartender & I only wish I could remember her name. She did an over-the-top FABULOUS job with personality, service & most importantly the drinks. I only had the wine, but was told she mixed a mean cocktail and no one was dissappointed with the bar!

Rick helped us create a fantastic station menu for dinner & executed it perfectly. He even did all the grilling that night; nice touch & much appreciated! "First class" was the complement I heard most.

This was my first experience hiring a caterer and I asked a million questions/sent a hundred e-mails. Cheryl was great; she pleasantly answered all of them.

Rick knows his business & delivers. Made choosing Emily's a no brainer for us! Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
10/8/2011
4.8/5.0
Rick and Cheryl were extremely helpful and patient during the planning process, they really helped to tailor the look and the menu for us and Rick really worked with us to fit into our budget. On the day of the wedding they went above and beyond to make sure dinner went as smoothly as possible. When the oven at our venue broke and maintenance couldn't be found to fix it, Rick drove his truck across town to another event they were running and brought an oven back for them to cook our food in! The waitstaff was attentive, our captain, Linda, made sure we had everything we needed. We had SO many compliments on the food, I don't think anyone even noticed a delay with dinner coming out (due to the oven problem) because they were enjoying the food so much. From the appetizers, to the main dishes and the candy table, we LOVED everything! The only thing I would say is, if you decide to do family style like we did, make sure you leave plenty of empty space on the tables for shared dishes, the waitstaff needed to remove our centerpieces to accommodate the shared plates.
Rick and Cheryl were extremely helpful and patient during the planning process, they really helped to tailor the look and Read more...
Rick and Cheryl were extremely helpful and patient during the planning process, they really helped to tailor the look and the menu for us and Rick really worked with us to fit into our budget. On the day of the wedding they went above and beyond to make sure dinner went as smoothly as possible. When the oven at our venue broke and maintenance couldn't be found to fix it, Rick drove his truck across town to another event they were running and brought an oven back for them to cook our food in! The waitstaff was attentive, our captain, Linda, made sure we had everything we needed. We had SO many compliments on the food, I don't think anyone even noticed a delay with dinner coming out (due to the oven problem) because they were enjoying the food so much. From the appetizers, to the main dishes and the candy table, we LOVED everything! The only thing I would say is, if you decide to do family style like we did, make sure you leave plenty of empty space on the tables for shared dishes, the waitstaff needed to remove our centerpieces to accommodate the shared plates. Read less
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Alicia
Wedding:
8/6/2011
4.7/5.0
Emily's Catering has hands down the best food I've ever had at a wedding but I was just sad I never got to eat any of it at my own wedding! The tasting was out of this world and Rick understood what I wanted and that I wanted to have a different menu than my sister's wedding. I really appreciated that and he was nice and fun to work with. He was really creative with food. The only downfall was that it was raining the night of my wedding and his staff almost threw out the remainder of my wedding cake. I understand that rain is a tough condition to work in and I'd use Emily's Catering again and again if I had the opportunity. Thanks Rick--everyone's still raving about the food and the Gelato!!
Emily's Catering has hands down the best food I've ever had at a wedding but I was just sad I never got to eat any of it Read more...
Emily's Catering has hands down the best food I've ever had at a wedding but I was just sad I never got to eat any of it at my own wedding! The tasting was out of this world and Rick understood what I wanted and that I wanted to have a different menu than my sister's wedding. I really appreciated that and he was nice and fun to work with. He was really creative with food. The only downfall was that it was raining the night of my wedding and his staff almost threw out the remainder of my wedding cake. I understand that rain is a tough condition to work in and I'd use Emily's Catering again and again if I had the opportunity. Thanks Rick--everyone's still raving about the food and the Gelato!! Read less
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alexa2586
Wedding:
2/14/2009
3.5/5.0
Rick was wonderful to work with during the planning process, but we were very disappointed at the service the day of the wedding. There was an extra table set up, guests were not served everything on the menu, and service was slow and inconsistent. Also, the venue was not set-up when guests arrived, so they walked in to my wedding to see racks of glasses across the hall. We were very unhappy about this.
Rick was wonderful to work with during the planning process, but we were very disappointed at the service the day of the Read more...
Rick was wonderful to work with during the planning process, but we were very disappointed at the service the day of the wedding. There was an extra table set up, guests were not served everything on the menu, and service was slow and inconsistent. Also, the venue was not set-up when guests arrived, so they walked in to my wedding to see racks of glasses across the hall. We were very unhappy about this. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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Matt
Wedding:
5/24/2009
1.6/5.0
We chose Emily's for our wedding because they were less expensive than their competitors, the Coordinator we dealt with was professional and their facility in Bristol is impressive. We enjoyed the sample meal Mr. Kerzner prepared for us, and we felt as though we were getting a bargain.
Two weeks before our wedding date, the Coordinator left the company. Rick assured us he would act as our coordinator and be present at the wedding to personally oversee everything. He did not show up. He did send a staff member in his place, which was appreciated because I had someone to voice my concerns too, but I should've been focused on our guests.
Emily's catering truck rolled in after our guests had arrived. Our 100 guests had to wait while the appetizers, salad and main course were behind schedule. The appetizers, salad and deserts were just OK, and the main course was equivalent to what I would expect from an Applebee's on a busy night. We chose the carving station trio, and all the meat was cold. We also chose the rizzoto martinis (rizzoto served in a martini glass) and it was undercooked, rubbery and also cold. They forgot to bring steak knives, so our guests were sawing away at cold beef with table knives.
Fortunately, we didn't let the food bring us down, and all our guests had a wonderful time. I'm writing this review because we were advised to go with a more expensive caterer, and had I read a review like this one, we would've chose somebody else.
Good luck!
We chose Emily's for our wedding because they were less expensive than their competitors, the Coordinator we dealt with Read more...
We chose Emily's for our wedding because they were less expensive than their competitors, the Coordinator we dealt with was professional and their facility in Bristol is impressive. We enjoyed the sample meal Mr. Kerzner prepared for us, and we felt as though we were getting a bargain.
Two weeks before our wedding date, the Coordinator left the company. Rick assured us he would act as our coordinator and be present at the wedding to personally oversee everything. He did not show up. He did send a staff member in his place, which was appreciated because I had someone to voice my concerns too, but I should've been focused on our guests.
Emily's catering truck rolled in after our guests had arrived. Our 100 guests had to wait while the appetizers, salad and main course were behind schedule. The appetizers, salad and deserts were just OK, and the main course was equivalent to what I would expect from an Applebee's on a busy night. We chose the carving station trio, and all the meat was cold. We also chose the rizzoto martinis (rizzoto served in a martini glass) and it was undercooked, rubbery and also cold. They forgot to bring steak knives, so our guests were sawing away at cold beef with table knives.
Fortunately, we didn't let the food bring us down, and all our guests had a wonderful time. I'm writing this review because we were advised to go with a more expensive caterer, and had I read a review like this one, we would've chose somebody else.
Good luck! Read less
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Emily's Catering Group responded with the following comments:

I am a little confused as to why this post would be submitted more than three years after the wedding date.

The venue where the wedding was hosted has a very specific window for setup and breakdown and we are always on the property a half hour prior to their opening the doors.

Had this been brought to my attention, in say 2009, my response might be different, as it would have been fresh in my memory.

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