130x130 sq 1418917960869 smaller

Irene's Catering Service Inc.

Milwaukee , WI
CONTACT US
CONTACT US

LOCATION

1841 West Lincoln Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53215 US (map)

PHONE

414-645-4469

WEBSITE

View website
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.

ABOUT US

Irene's Catering - Weddings, Corporate, Private Being in business for over SIX DECADES has allowed us to become experts at changing and adapting to current catering trends, achieving the... Read more
Irene's Catering - Weddings, Corporate, Private Being in business for over SIX DECADES has allowed us to become experts at changing and adapting to current catering trends, achieving the perfect recipes, and surpassing the wants and needs of our Milwaukee clientele. Irene’s Catering Milwaukee has had the pleasure to serve clients as close as Milwaukee, as far as Lake Geneva, and everywhere in between, including Kenosha, Racine, Waukesha, Brookfield, Pewaukee, and many more. Call Irene’s Catering Milwaukee today to find out how affordable great quality catering can be. There’s a reason why Irene’s Catering is known as the best Milwaukee catering company: the finest foods, most creative recipes, and unsurpassed customer service is the combination no other Milwaukee catering company can beat. Read less
Catering

PHOTOS

130x130 sq 1437501467682 img2629
130x130 sq 1437501476133 img2643
130x130 sq 1437501487515 img2682
130x130 sq 1437501966248 1105307210793958954075293940959989679910037o
130x130 sq 1437501977441 1118122210793959520741908023115330214616591o
130x130 sq 1437501992175 1120093610793959220741937480351386451912591o
130x130 sq 1437501677788 1086626611235512243253295732688521938598854o
130x130 sq 1437501985498 1119440710793958454075346397000757167481994o
130x130 sq 1437501998354 1120093710793958520742003561728451456947567o
130x130 sq 1437501500056 img2697
130x130 sq 1437501971346 1114853310793959187408603666178513671758804o
130x130 sq 1437501437239 img2590
130x130 sq 1437501446798 img2604
130x130 sq 1437501457131 img2578
130x130 sq 1437501661890 1941343948599021820551920832714820351537o
130x130 sq 1437501511274 img2702
130x130 sq 1437501534448 img2712
130x130 sq 1437501714963 1170993411235517976586053158099623035792838o
130x130 sq 1437501675915 104781378774743555996856097101027988797193n
130x130 sq 1437501683629 1169876611235515943252923429040014358433650o
130x130 sq 1437501689853 117054101123551050992013871101809308118447o
130x130 sq 1437501695736 1170541511235513676586481282662718928618717o
130x130 sq 1437501702363 1170554011235520209919164776416949390381921o
130x130 sq 1437501708619 11709669112355217765856784319179468819337o
130x130 sq 1437501721011 1171752811235511209920067825237181988582209o
130x130 sq 1437501728614 1171756011235515076586348697137005209256584o
130x130 sq 1437501737534 1172259111235519476585909193542418788468762o
130x130 sq 1423758630567 showroom41.30.2015
130x130 sq 1437501672691 104578928774743589330182356021652401512915n
130x130 sq 1423758676250 showroom21.30.2015
130x130 sq 1423757442477 windowseatingassignments
130x130 sq 1437501656895 15137409873511979453332070551973602789448n
130x130 sq 1437501670501 102520749102058589932016746665978343580591n
130x130 sq 1440421135886 1102948411533995213404998802328179096671727n
130x130 sq 1440421139231 1105729811533953980075784850259499151917922n
130x130 sq 1440421141877 1125871211533995813404934659063653936052594n
130x130 sq 1440421210498 1187336111533995346738318702383150910767967n
130x130 sq 1440421213597 118803261153395371340914859026411540673628n
130x130 sq 1440421217605 1188509111533995080071672002819741450036150n
130x130 sq 1440421221013 1188799811534031280068058503219159433483507n
130x130 sq 1440421225486 1189888811534031513401364585801888023708099n
130x130 sq 1440421228654 1192170311533953613409154743498839429962905n
130x130 sq 1440421232071 1195176511534004646737383263623195283049625n
130x130 sq 1440421235119 1195306911533996580071527517290703337976211n
130x130 sq 1440421460706 20150718devderek007
130x130 sq 1440421477515 20150718devderek023
130x130 sq 1440421493197 20150718devderek061
130x130 sq 1440421508765 20150718devderek081
130x130 sq 1440421523082 20150718devderek229
130x130 sq 1440421538956 20150718devderek231
130x130 sq 1440421554931 20150718devderek342
130x130 sq 1440421570394 20150718devderek359
130x130 sq 1440421585155 20150718devderek402
130x130 sq 1440421600805 20150718devderek409
130x130 sq 1440421616299 20150718devderek504

INFO FOR CATERING

What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, German, Japanese, Local, Mexican, Russian, Southern, Southwestern
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Premium Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
Which of the following items can you provide?
Chairs, Tables
Which of the following items can you provide?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

REVIEWS

4.4
out of 5.0
4.4/5.0
4.1/5.0
4.3/5.0
4.5/5.0
4.7/5.0
Sort by
Default vendor profile pic
jasonandrhonda
Wedding:
10/3/2015
4.8/5.0
We can't thank Irene's enough for the service they provided on our big day. We had so many concerns and so many frustrations leading up to the day we were sure something would go wrong, but Karina continued to reassure us all would fair well. She was the calm amongst the storm and we are happy to say she was correct. Irene's staff (lead by Cindy) exceeded our extremely high expectations. The décor was amazing, the service left us in awe and the food was every bit as good on the night of our reception as it was on the day of taste testing. You might expect less because of their incredible almost hard to believe pricing when you compare them to the other caterers in the area, but we can tell you first hand, don't let the price fool you, Irene's is top notch and will impress the biggest skeptic. God bless you all for what you did for us and we pray your business prospers exponentially.
We can't thank Irene's enough for the service they provided on our big day. We had so many concerns and so many Read more...
We can't thank Irene's enough for the service they provided on our big day. We had so many concerns and so many frustrations leading up to the day we were sure something would go wrong, but Karina continued to reassure us all would fair well. She was the calm amongst the storm and we are happy to say she was correct. Irene's staff (lead by Cindy) exceeded our extremely high expectations. The décor was amazing, the service left us in awe and the food was every bit as good on the night of our reception as it was on the day of taste testing. You might expect less because of their incredible almost hard to believe pricing when you compare them to the other caterers in the area, but we can tell you first hand, don't let the price fool you, Irene's is top notch and will impress the biggest skeptic. God bless you all for what you did for us and we pray your business prospers exponentially. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default vendor profile pic
Sara
Wedding:
2/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Irene's catering was amazing! They worked with us on the price and we got an amazing assortment of food and beautiful linens. Our reception was gorgeous and the food was spectacular. Karina was great! She had an upbeat bubbly personality and was very easy to work with. We will go with Irene's again if we ever need a caterer. Everyone said how amazing the food was :)
Irene's catering was amazing! They worked with us on the price and we got an amazing assortment of food and beautiful Read more...
Irene's catering was amazing! They worked with us on the price and we got an amazing assortment of food and beautiful linens. Our reception was gorgeous and the food was spectacular. Karina was great! She had an upbeat bubbly personality and was very easy to work with. We will go with Irene's again if we ever need a caterer. Everyone said how amazing the food was :) Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default vendor profile pic
Patty
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Simply DELICIOUS food! Great staff! Irene's was so helpful with the special dietary needs of a few of our wedding reception guests.
Simply DELICIOUS food! Great staff! Irene's was so helpful with the special dietary needs of a few of our wedding Read more...
Simply DELICIOUS food! Great staff! Irene's was so helpful with the special dietary needs of a few of our wedding reception guests. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Irene's Catering Service Inc. responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the kind words Patty! We are glad we could accommodate everyone's special diets at your wedding reception!
Default vendor profile pic
Valerie
Wedding:
7/6/2013
4.2/5.0
My daughter selected Irene's based on the professionalism and detail during the tasting. During the proceeding 10 months there were times I wondered if we had selected the wrong catering service. In the end, the event was pretty spectacular. Service was great and everyone raved about the food.
My daughter selected Irene's based on the professionalism and detail during the tasting. During the proceeding 10 months Read more...
My daughter selected Irene's based on the professionalism and detail during the tasting. During the proceeding 10 months there were times I wondered if we had selected the wrong catering service. In the end, the event was pretty spectacular. Service was great and everyone raved about the food. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default vendor profile pic
Karolynn
Wedding:
11/6/2011
4.8/5.0
I found them to be more flexible than other vendors in accommodating my requests.
I found them to be more flexible than other vendors in accommodating my requests.
I found them to be more flexible than other vendors in accommodating my requests. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default vendor profile pic
Sarah
Wedding:
9/10/2011
4.8/5.0
Irene's proved to be a great addition to our wedding! Though they were difficult to contact at times, they made sure that everything was up to our expectations and worked with us on every detail. They offered multiple tastings and worked great with our budget! Everyone was very friendly and the staff on the wedding day was great! I marked down slightly on professionalism only because all of the guests were served their salads before the we got ours at the head table and before the prayer. It was a tiny blip, though. Irene's was wonderful and I would absolutely recommend them!
Irene's proved to be a great addition to our wedding! Though they were difficult to contact at times, they made sure that Read more...
Irene's proved to be a great addition to our wedding! Though they were difficult to contact at times, they made sure that everything was up to our expectations and worked with us on every detail. They offered multiple tastings and worked great with our budget! Everyone was very friendly and the staff on the wedding day was great! I marked down slightly on professionalism only because all of the guests were served their salads before the we got ours at the head table and before the prayer. It was a tiny blip, though. Irene's was wonderful and I would absolutely recommend them! Read less
Services Used: Catering
130x130 sq 1295112551766 img4099
Sarah
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
I loved working with this vendor from start to finish. I do not know why a different reviewer was unable to taste entrees? Perhaps they did not set an appointment ahead of time? We were given full entrees at our tasting. One was the food item we were leaning towards, and the other was recommended by the chef. We ended up using both at our wedding! We had tons and tons of compliments about the dinner at our wedding. Deb was always easy for me to get a hold of, and always willing to make changes that we requested (changing food items, special requests for the groom =no mushrooms, etc). They were also willing to work with our budget so we could get delicious food that did not break the bank! I would work with them again!
I loved working with this vendor from start to finish. I do not know why a different reviewer was unable to taste entrees? Read more...
I loved working with this vendor from start to finish. I do not know why a different reviewer was unable to taste entrees? Perhaps they did not set an appointment ahead of time? We were given full entrees at our tasting. One was the food item we were leaning towards, and the other was recommended by the chef. We ended up using both at our wedding! We had tons and tons of compliments about the dinner at our wedding. Deb was always easy for me to get a hold of, and always willing to make changes that we requested (changing food items, special requests for the groom =no mushrooms, etc). They were also willing to work with our budget so we could get delicious food that did not break the bank! I would work with them again! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.9/5.0
Initially Irene's service was great. I was given raw vegetable instead of grilled which was stated in my contract. I never would have served this an only got a very brief apology for this. I sent an email the next day complementing the two ladies doing the serving and also some strong criticism of the bartender who I found unacceptable. Clearly not an experienced bartender, had not even heard of some of the more popular drinks being served currently,and did not even serve one of my signature cocktails. There were also long lines at the bar frequently and I was assured that this would not be an issue. My response from Irene's did not even acknowledge this issue, which was a huge problem at my event. Had they at least acknowledge this, I would not have given them this negative of a review but I found that very unprofessional. The bartender is key at a party. Because of this is would not recommend them or use them again.
Initially Irene's service was great. I was given raw vegetable instead of grilled which was stated in my contract. I never Read more...
Initially Irene's service was great. I was given raw vegetable instead of grilled which was stated in my contract. I never would have served this an only got a very brief apology for this. I sent an email the next day complementing the two ladies doing the serving and also some strong criticism of the bartender who I found unacceptable. Clearly not an experienced bartender, had not even heard of some of the more popular drinks being served currently,and did not even serve one of my signature cocktails. There were also long lines at the bar frequently and I was assured that this would not be an issue. My response from Irene's did not even acknowledge this issue, which was a huge problem at my event. Had they at least acknowledge this, I would not have given them this negative of a review but I found that very unprofessional. The bartender is key at a party. Because of this is would not recommend them or use them again. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Irene's Catering Service Inc. responded with the following comments:

Reading this review has truly saddened us here at Irene's. We believe in 100% customer satisfaction, and to hear that you were only given a brief apology is not acceptable in our book! We have recently made some changes in our staff to avoid scenarios like this from ever happening again!
Again, we truly are sorry to hear that not everything took place as you were hoping, but we are thankful to hear that you loved the food and that the two lead women working your event provided great service.
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.0/5.0
Irene's is not as fancy as Zilli's or some of the other caterers we looked at, but they have the best value for the money. Their appetizers are delicious, and the main meals were quite tasty as well. Debbie, our coordinator, was very friendly and flexible for our needs. She was a bit hard to get ahold of at times, but she always came through when we needed her. She was great at coordinating with our other vendors to ensure a smooth event. Only complaint was that our coordinator was not the actual day-of-event contact. But the set up, service and food was top notch!
Irene's is not as fancy as Zilli's or some of the other caterers we looked at, but they have the best value for the money. Read more...
Irene's is not as fancy as Zilli's or some of the other caterers we looked at, but they have the best value for the money. Their appetizers are delicious, and the main meals were quite tasty as well. Debbie, our coordinator, was very friendly and flexible for our needs. She was a bit hard to get ahold of at times, but she always came through when we needed her. She was great at coordinating with our other vendors to ensure a smooth event. Only complaint was that our coordinator was not the actual day-of-event contact. But the set up, service and food was top notch! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.2/5.0
We seleted Irenes based upon our tasting experience. The food was excellent. Unfortunately, as with a few of our vendors, mid way through our contract, the employees we were dealing with left the company. That caused a bit of confusion. The new employee was very nice and helped us deal with the 'transition' into another system. (Their old computer system finally died). Not a huge deal. It happens. At our wedding, we did not get the potatoes we specifically ordered in our contract. When we brought it to one of the women at the weddings attention, she was very unprofessional and snotty in her response. She was also rude to many of our guests. We contacted management and it was dealt with accordingly. We do not fault the company for 1 employee. After the few problems we had, they were satisfactorily rectified.
We seleted Irenes based upon our tasting experience. The food was excellent. Unfortunately, as with a few of our vendors, Read more...
We seleted Irenes based upon our tasting experience. The food was excellent. Unfortunately, as with a few of our vendors, mid way through our contract, the employees we were dealing with left the company. That caused a bit of confusion. The new employee was very nice and helped us deal with the 'transition' into another system. (Their old computer system finally died). Not a huge deal. It happens. At our wedding, we did not get the potatoes we specifically ordered in our contract. When we brought it to one of the women at the weddings attention, she was very unprofessional and snotty in her response. She was also rude to many of our guests. We contacted management and it was dealt with accordingly. We do not fault the company for 1 employee. After the few problems we had, they were satisfactorily rectified. Read less
Services Used: Catering

MAP

 
1841 West Lincoln Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53215 See On Map
Thanks for visiting the vendor listing for Irene's Catering Service Inc.
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.
Ww logo
220x220 1418917960869 smaller