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Lola's Cafe & Gourmet Catering

Poughkeepsie , NY
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131 Washington St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 US (map)

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845-471-8555

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ABOUT US

Lola's Cafe's expansive catering menu is perfect for any occasion small or large, formal or informal. We offer traditional and ethnic fares as well as fusion cuisine, and more. Our... Read more
Lola's Cafe's expansive catering menu is perfect for any occasion small or large, formal or informal. We offer traditional and ethnic fares as well as fusion cuisine, and more. Our gourmet menus are innovative, upscale and in constant flux to keep up with recent food trends. In addition to standard menu items, we also offer custom menu services. Let Chef/Owner, Edward Kowalski, and Event Coordinator, Annalise Puckette, work with you to create the perfect meal to complement any event.

From the finest hotels and country clubs, to your home or office, we are the Hudson Valley's premier caterer. We enjoy favorable relationships with a variety of local event planners, and can help you secure the perfect venue for any event, regardless of size.

Lola's Cafe's catering staff loves to cook, and we look forward to creating a specialty menu for your next affair. Let us make you a guest at your own party!

Call us at Lola's Cafe to schedule an appointment!

845-471-8555

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INFO FOR CATERING

What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, Caribbean, French, German, Italian, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), 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

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Great company to have doing everything for your wedding. Food was amazing, cocktails poured strongly and the people were great. I highly recommend them for any type of event you my be doing.
Great company to have doing everything for your wedding. Food was amazing, cocktails poured strongly and the people were Read more...
Great company to have doing everything for your wedding. Food was amazing, cocktails poured strongly and the people were great. I highly recommend them for any type of event you my be doing. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about Lola's. They were responsive, food at the tasting was delicious as was the food the day of our wedding. Their lead person while setting everything up for us was Annalise and she took in everything we requested and delivered without us have to follow up. Their lead person on our wedding day was Mary and she had great advice during our final walk through, remembered all of the little details, and problem solved without alarming us (our cake split and she handled it well). They were also fair in their pricing by working with us when two people canceled 8 days before the wedding. The wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception set up was perfect. They allotted ample drinks for everyone and their bartender was a hit with our guests. With weddings it's often hard to say that everything went as planned but with Lola's every really did go perfectly.
I can't say enough good things about Lola's. They were responsive, food at the tasting was delicious as was the food the Read more...
I can't say enough good things about Lola's. They were responsive, food at the tasting was delicious as was the food the day of our wedding. Their lead person while setting everything up for us was Annalise and she took in everything we requested and delivered without us have to follow up. Their lead person on our wedding day was Mary and she had great advice during our final walk through, remembered all of the little details, and problem solved without alarming us (our cake split and she handled it well). They were also fair in their pricing by working with us when two people canceled 8 days before the wedding. The wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception set up was perfect. They allotted ample drinks for everyone and their bartender was a hit with our guests. With weddings it's often hard to say that everything went as planned but with Lola's every really did go perfectly. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/19/2015
5.0/5.0
If you are getting married in the Hudson Valley and are look for the absolute most amazing off-site caterer, Lola's Cafe is the ONLY choice. Ed Kowalski and his team are second to none. I am an odd case when it comes to wedding planning, as I knew of the Lola's team and have experienced their catering at different events, so I knew immediately that I wanted to have them cater my wedding. With that also came the understanding that I would need to choose a venue that didn't already have an in house caterer. I met with Eddie while I was venue hunting and he recommended The Hill in Hudson, NY. As soon as I went there I fell in love with the venue, but realized I would need help bringing my vision to life. I refused to hire a wedding planner and quite frankly I didn't need to. The Lola's team took care of so many things and they really know how to bring a space to life. Eddie helped me scout my rentals, as he already worked with different rental companies in the area, as well as gave me recommendations for a DJ, Lighting tech's and bakers! They are so much more than a catering team, they are your 'everything wedding' team!

Now about the food. I am Italian American and my Husband is from Poland. Needless to say we had a lot of flavors to work with. I wanted a Farm-to-table style entre, which Eddie knew right away, but the cocktail hour was free-reign. I wanted to bring together both cultures with the food and Eddie was the perfect person to do that! My husband's father was able to bring Eddie different beer and food the day before our wedding and Eddie used all of it throughout our day, making sure to set it up just the way my husbands family would as if they were back in Poland. Don't even get me started on the free-standing Pierogi station... amazing! Eddie and his team surprised me everywhere I turned. I gave him suggestions and ideas of course and every time his answer was the same "Don't worry Lauren, I got this." And Lola's definitely nailed it!
If you are getting married in the Hudson Valley and are look for the absolute most amazing off-site caterer, Lola's Cafe Read more...
If you are getting married in the Hudson Valley and are look for the absolute most amazing off-site caterer, Lola's Cafe is the ONLY choice. Ed Kowalski and his team are second to none. I am an odd case when it comes to wedding planning, as I knew of the Lola's team and have experienced their catering at different events, so I knew immediately that I wanted to have them cater my wedding. With that also came the understanding that I would need to choose a venue that didn't already have an in house caterer. I met with Eddie while I was venue hunting and he recommended The Hill in Hudson, NY. As soon as I went there I fell in love with the venue, but realized I would need help bringing my vision to life. I refused to hire a wedding planner and quite frankly I didn't need to. The Lola's team took care of so many things and they really know how to bring a space to life. Eddie helped me scout my rentals, as he already worked with different rental companies in the area, as well as gave me recommendations for a DJ, Lighting tech's and bakers! They are so much more than a catering team, they are your 'everything wedding' team!

Now about the food. I am Italian American and my Husband is from Poland. Needless to say we had a lot of flavors to work with. I wanted a Farm-to-table style entre, which Eddie knew right away, but the cocktail hour was free-reign. I wanted to bring together both cultures with the food and Eddie was the perfect person to do that! My husband's father was able to bring Eddie different beer and food the day before our wedding and Eddie used all of it throughout our day, making sure to set it up just the way my husbands family would as if they were back in Poland. Don't even get me started on the free-standing Pierogi station... amazing! Eddie and his team surprised me everywhere I turned. I gave him suggestions and ideas of course and every time his answer was the same "Don't worry Lauren, I got this." And Lola's definitely nailed it! Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Lola's. Without them our wedding would not have been the same. From the beginning Annalise was available for our every question or concern to guide us through the entire process. She coordinated with all our other vendors and joined us on site visits. Now, the food. My husband was in heaven at our tasting, each dish was better than the last. They fulfilled my vision of elegant, heavy passed appetizers for our cocktail hour and accommodated my every request for specific items. We loved each entree at the wedding and got many compliments from our guests. In addition, their staff was wonderful throughout the entire event, helping it to move seamlessly. It was misty to pouring during our wedding and they accommodated by chaperoning our guests with umbrellas wherever they wanted to go and flawlessly executed the flow of the event. A truly personal, hands on wonderful job. We loved our experience working with them and would highly recommend.
I cannot say enough good things about Lola's. Without them our wedding would not have been the same. From the beginning Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Lola's. Without them our wedding would not have been the same. From the beginning Annalise was available for our every question or concern to guide us through the entire process. She coordinated with all our other vendors and joined us on site visits. Now, the food. My husband was in heaven at our tasting, each dish was better than the last. They fulfilled my vision of elegant, heavy passed appetizers for our cocktail hour and accommodated my every request for specific items. We loved each entree at the wedding and got many compliments from our guests. In addition, their staff was wonderful throughout the entire event, helping it to move seamlessly. It was misty to pouring during our wedding and they accommodated by chaperoning our guests with umbrellas wherever they wanted to go and flawlessly executed the flow of the event. A truly personal, hands on wonderful job. We loved our experience working with them and would highly recommend. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Annalise was absolutely amazing with helping organizing our wedding. She took care of everything with the rentals and stuff I had no idea about. She was so kind and answered all my emails right away. The day of my wedding the maitre de was beyond anything I could have ever imagined. She and her team were so friendly and everything ran so smoothly. It rained on and off before the ceremony and she was in constant contact asking our opinion and giving her advice. She was one of the best parts of my day. I felt lucky to have her there! Everything was cleaned up and put back into boxes for us to take home the next day. Lola's is worth the price!
Annalise was absolutely amazing with helping organizing our wedding. She took care of everything with the rentals and Read more...
Annalise was absolutely amazing with helping organizing our wedding. She took care of everything with the rentals and stuff I had no idea about. She was so kind and answered all my emails right away. The day of my wedding the maitre de was beyond anything I could have ever imagined. She and her team were so friendly and everything ran so smoothly. It rained on and off before the ceremony and she was in constant contact asking our opinion and giving her advice. She was one of the best parts of my day. I felt lucky to have her there! Everything was cleaned up and put back into boxes for us to take home the next day. Lola's is worth the price! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Lola's catered our July wedding, and many guests commented that the food was some of the best they've ever had (and not just at a wedding!) We agree! Annalise was so lovely to work with, handled all of our questions, and kept everything runnng smoothly the day of. We'd recommend Lola's without reservation. The food and service were exquisite!
Lola's catered our July wedding, and many guests commented that the food was some of the best they've ever had (and not Read more...
Lola's catered our July wedding, and many guests commented that the food was some of the best they've ever had (and not just at a wedding!) We agree! Annalise was so lovely to work with, handled all of our questions, and kept everything runnng smoothly the day of. We'd recommend Lola's without reservation. The food and service were exquisite! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
5/31/2015
5.0/5.0
Helping my daughter plan her wedding here in New York, while she is living in Michigan was challenging! Annalise was very professional, after going for a tasting and meeting her & Edward I knew that they were more than capable of making my daughters special day the best it could be!! From beginning to end they were amazing, with the set up & break down of the event. The food was so fresh & delouses. The staff were very attentive to our guest. I never had to worry, I had full confidence in them after our first meeting & they did not let me down. I recommend them highly.
Helping my daughter plan her wedding here in New York, while she is living in Michigan was challenging! Annalise was very Read more...
Helping my daughter plan her wedding here in New York, while she is living in Michigan was challenging! Annalise was very professional, after going for a tasting and meeting her & Edward I knew that they were more than capable of making my daughters special day the best it could be!! From beginning to end they were amazing, with the set up & break down of the event. The food was so fresh & delouses. The staff were very attentive to our guest. I never had to worry, I had full confidence in them after our first meeting & they did not let me down. I recommend them highly. Read less
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Kir
Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
As we wrote to Annalise the following day, "Listing 'thank you' one hundred times in a row would not even begin to capture our gratitude."

Annalise is marvelous and adapted to our unconventional tastes and desires both leading up to and on our day so easily. The day-of staff was friendly, efficient and all had enjoyable presences. The food was superb and we had a few people explicitly tell us that it was the best wedding food they've ever eaten. Equally importantly, the event flow was seamless, a task in itself as our wedding was a "walking love tour" of the expansive Innisfree Garden. The day exceeded all of our grand expectations and would certainly have fallen short had it not been for Annalise, Ed and the entire team at Lola's.

It is without hesitation that we recommend Lola's to any and all who may be considering. A true pleasure to partner with.
As we wrote to Annalise the following day, "Listing 'thank you' one hundred times in a row would not even begin to capture Read more...
As we wrote to Annalise the following day, "Listing 'thank you' one hundred times in a row would not even begin to capture our gratitude."

Annalise is marvelous and adapted to our unconventional tastes and desires both leading up to and on our day so easily. The day-of staff was friendly, efficient and all had enjoyable presences. The food was superb and we had a few people explicitly tell us that it was the best wedding food they've ever eaten. Equally importantly, the event flow was seamless, a task in itself as our wedding was a "walking love tour" of the expansive Innisfree Garden. The day exceeded all of our grand expectations and would certainly have fallen short had it not been for Annalise, Ed and the entire team at Lola's.

It is without hesitation that we recommend Lola's to any and all who may be considering. A true pleasure to partner with. Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with Annalise and Eddie was awesome. They worked with us to create a menu that had exactly what wanted to serve our guests. They will go above and beyond to make sure your day is perfect. Annalise made sure that everything on the day of the wedding was set up exactly how I asked. The food and drinks were amazing and we are still getting compliments about how delicious everything was. I would recommend Lola's to anyone that needs a caterer in the area.
Working with Annalise and Eddie was awesome. They worked with us to create a menu that had exactly what wanted to serve Read more...
Working with Annalise and Eddie was awesome. They worked with us to create a menu that had exactly what wanted to serve our guests. They will go above and beyond to make sure your day is perfect. Annalise made sure that everything on the day of the wedding was set up exactly how I asked. The food and drinks were amazing and we are still getting compliments about how delicious everything was. I would recommend Lola's to anyone that needs a caterer in the area. Read less
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Stabone
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough how wonderful it was to work with Lola's Catering for our wedding. From the very first time we sat down with Annalise and began to plan our big day, we received impeccable professionalism, flexibility, and understanding with what we were looking for in our caterer. Our menu was completely personalized to fit our specific requests, and the food prepared by Chef Ed was incredible! On our wedding day, there was not one thing to worry about, Lola's took care of everything. Our venue was set up perfectly, the waiters were professional and courteous, and again, the food was outstanding. Every guest we spoke to was raving about the quality and taste. Many said it was the best food they had ever had, not just at a wedding, but better than anything they ever ordered at a restaurant. The entire night was flawless because of every last detail being taken care of; from the tables, centerpiece setups, and bar, to the professional service we received. We highly recommend Lola's to anyone who is searching for the best in catering, and we can confidently say that Lola's helped to make our wedding day incredible.
We cannot say enough how wonderful it was to work with Lola's Catering for our wedding. From the very first time we sat Read more...
We cannot say enough how wonderful it was to work with Lola's Catering for our wedding. From the very first time we sat down with Annalise and began to plan our big day, we received impeccable professionalism, flexibility, and understanding with what we were looking for in our caterer. Our menu was completely personalized to fit our specific requests, and the food prepared by Chef Ed was incredible! On our wedding day, there was not one thing to worry about, Lola's took care of everything. Our venue was set up perfectly, the waiters were professional and courteous, and again, the food was outstanding. Every guest we spoke to was raving about the quality and taste. Many said it was the best food they had ever had, not just at a wedding, but better than anything they ever ordered at a restaurant. The entire night was flawless because of every last detail being taken care of; from the tables, centerpiece setups, and bar, to the professional service we received. We highly recommend Lola's to anyone who is searching for the best in catering, and we can confidently say that Lola's helped to make our wedding day incredible. Read less
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