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Lola's Cafe & Gourmet Catering

Poughkeepsie , NY
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LOCATION

131 Washington St
Poughkeepsie, NY US 12601 (map)

PHONE

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 catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, 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 Wine, Premium Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, Caribbean, French, German, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Pan-Asian, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
Yes
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
Yes
What is your maximum catering capacity?
200

REVIEWS

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Matthew
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Lola's was absolutely perfect! We could not have asked for anything better. Not only was the food incredible, Annalise did an amazing job of coordinating on the day of. We were 100% focused on each other, our family, and our friends because she was so organized and proactive. And, she did it all with a warm smile and a sense of ease that really put us at ease. Throughout every step of the process we loved working with Annalise and Eddie.
Lola's was absolutely perfect! We could not have asked for anything better. Not only was the food incredible, Annalise did Read more...
Lola's was absolutely perfect! We could not have asked for anything better. Not only was the food incredible, Annalise did an amazing job of coordinating on the day of. We were 100% focused on each other, our family, and our friends because she was so organized and proactive. And, she did it all with a warm smile and a sense of ease that really put us at ease. Throughout every step of the process we loved working with Annalise and Eddie. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Delicious food and service! Annalise is great to work with. Very helpful and reliable.
Delicious food and service! Annalise is great to work with. Very helpful and reliable.
Delicious food and service! Annalise is great to work with. Very helpful and reliable. Read less
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Michaela
Wedding:
6/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Lola’s is a phenomenal caterer! Eddie’s food is amazing. We had different food stations at our wedding, so our guests could mingle and choose what they wanted, when they wanted it. Annalise, the maître d walked us through the entire process of planning and helped organize everything to fit our needs. All of our guests raved about the food and service. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and we would highly recommend them!
Lola’s is a phenomenal caterer! Eddie’s food is amazing. We had different food stations at our wedding, so our guests Read more...
Lola’s is a phenomenal caterer! Eddie’s food is amazing. We had different food stations at our wedding, so our guests could mingle and choose what they wanted, when they wanted it. Annalise, the maître d walked us through the entire process of planning and helped organize everything to fit our needs. All of our guests raved about the food and service. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and we would highly recommend them! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
It was an absolute delight to plan my daughter's and son-in-law's wedding with Lola's. Annalise answered all questions and offered great advice. Working with her made our year of planning far less stressful than it could have been -- meetings were actually fun. Eddie was 100% responsive to our menu requests and accommodated our particular requirements. The staff on the day of the event, maitre d' Mary, waiters, bar tenders were fabulous. The presentation was beautiful and the guests, including two professional chefs, loved the food. I could not be happier with how the wedding turned out.
It was an absolute delight to plan my daughter's and son-in-law's wedding with Lola's. Annalise answered all questions and Read more...
It was an absolute delight to plan my daughter's and son-in-law's wedding with Lola's. Annalise answered all questions and offered great advice. Working with her made our year of planning far less stressful than it could have been -- meetings were actually fun. Eddie was 100% responsive to our menu requests and accommodated our particular requirements. The staff on the day of the event, maitre d' Mary, waiters, bar tenders were fabulous. The presentation was beautiful and the guests, including two professional chefs, loved the food. I could not be happier with how the wedding turned out. Read less
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Dennis
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
[Note: Our wedding was two grooms, no bride included.]
We cannot speak more highly of the services that Eddie and Annalise of Lola's Cafe provided us. All the food was amazing - appetizers, salads, and mains. We got nothing but compliments from our guests on the freshness and taste of the food. Going the extra mile, Eddie worked with us to provide a unique entree menu (brown stew chicken, plantains, etc) based on the Jamaican & Puerto Rican heritages of my husband. And the entrees were gluten-free, an unexpected but wonderful bonus.

Beyond the food, the services of Annalise were exceptional. Before the ceremony she guided us on the open items we needed to consider, coordinated the reception vendors that Lola's subcontracted as well as those that we hired ourselves (DJ, flowers, cake). The day of the event she provided super on-site coordination, allowing the ceremony and reception go incredibly smoothly. And she did it all with an unwavering smile.

If we could give Lola's 6 out of 5 stars we would.
[Note: Our wedding was two grooms, no bride included.]
We cannot speak more highly of the services that Eddie and Read more...
[Note: Our wedding was two grooms, no bride included.]
We cannot speak more highly of the services that Eddie and Annalise of Lola's Cafe provided us. All the food was amazing - appetizers, salads, and mains. We got nothing but compliments from our guests on the freshness and taste of the food. Going the extra mile, Eddie worked with us to provide a unique entree menu (brown stew chicken, plantains, etc) based on the Jamaican & Puerto Rican heritages of my husband. And the entrees were gluten-free, an unexpected but wonderful bonus.

Beyond the food, the services of Annalise were exceptional. Before the ceremony she guided us on the open items we needed to consider, coordinated the reception vendors that Lola's subcontracted as well as those that we hired ourselves (DJ, flowers, cake). The day of the event she provided super on-site coordination, allowing the ceremony and reception go incredibly smoothly. And she did it all with an unwavering smile.

If we could give Lola's 6 out of 5 stars we would. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
From the moment my husband and I met with Ed and Annalise I knew they were the caterers for us. They worked with us perfectly and were very easy to get a hold of (email or phone). Annalise also met with us at our venue to go over the details. I had very specific details for the table and room set up and they laid everything out exactly as I wanted. As soon as we arrived at our venue I was SO overwhelmed with out beautiful everything looked. As soon as cocktail hour began we had a plate a food brought specifically to my husband and I with all of the amazing options. The whole reception was absolutely perfect. The staff was delightful and ready to help with anything at any moment. Any time we had an empty drink they were there to fill it up ;) AND the food was SO amazing. My husband I wanted to try the three options we had and they we're more than happy to obliged us. Our guests told us days after the wedding how much they loved the food.
Lola's made our wedding beyond what I could have even imagined. I would gladly recommend them to anyone and will be using them again in the future.
From the moment my husband and I met with Ed and Annalise I knew they were the caterers for us. They worked with us Read more...
From the moment my husband and I met with Ed and Annalise I knew they were the caterers for us. They worked with us perfectly and were very easy to get a hold of (email or phone). Annalise also met with us at our venue to go over the details. I had very specific details for the table and room set up and they laid everything out exactly as I wanted. As soon as we arrived at our venue I was SO overwhelmed with out beautiful everything looked. As soon as cocktail hour began we had a plate a food brought specifically to my husband and I with all of the amazing options. The whole reception was absolutely perfect. The staff was delightful and ready to help with anything at any moment. Any time we had an empty drink they were there to fill it up ;) AND the food was SO amazing. My husband I wanted to try the three options we had and they we're more than happy to obliged us. Our guests told us days after the wedding how much they loved the food.
Lola's made our wedding beyond what I could have even imagined. I would gladly recommend them to anyone and will be using them again in the future. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The food was amazing and the service was perfect. My guests keep raving about the food and how they couldn't believe that was "wedding food".
The food was amazing and the service was perfect. My guests keep raving about the food and how they couldn't believe that Read more...
The food was amazing and the service was perfect. My guests keep raving about the food and how they couldn't believe that was "wedding food". Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
I truly could not have asked for or imagined better. From beginning to end Eddie and Annalise were with me every step of the way. They listened to all of the details I wanted and made everything happen. The food was phenomenal. I got married at The Hill in Hudson NY and decided to do a full blown thanksgiving dinner as my meal. It is my favorite meal and I have honestly never tasted it better than at my wedding. My guests are still talking about the food. Not only was the meal fantastic but the cocktail hour food was above and beyond. So much and so many choices. I could not recommend a caterer more than Lola's.
I truly could not have asked for or imagined better. From beginning to end Eddie and Annalise were with me every step of Read more...
I truly could not have asked for or imagined better. From beginning to end Eddie and Annalise were with me every step of the way. They listened to all of the details I wanted and made everything happen. The food was phenomenal. I got married at The Hill in Hudson NY and decided to do a full blown thanksgiving dinner as my meal. It is my favorite meal and I have honestly never tasted it better than at my wedding. My guests are still talking about the food. Not only was the meal fantastic but the cocktail hour food was above and beyond. So much and so many choices. I could not recommend a caterer more than Lola's. Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Annalise from Lola's was amazing. We could not have asked for anything more. Everything ran so smoothly. The staff was perfect, food delicious, and tables were set up beautifully (just how we asked). It was obvious they knew what they were doing and it helped make the day so much less stressful. If you want the best, hire Lola's for your next event!
Working with Annalise from Lola's was amazing. We could not have asked for anything more. Everything ran so smoothly. The Read more...
Working with Annalise from Lola's was amazing. We could not have asked for anything more. Everything ran so smoothly. The staff was perfect, food delicious, and tables were set up beautifully (just how we asked). It was obvious they knew what they were doing and it helped make the day so much less stressful. If you want the best, hire Lola's for your next event! Read less
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Elise
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
I'm so in love with Lola's.

People at our wedding talked about the food so much I almost had to interrupt to be like, wait...you do like my dress too though, right?

That's because their food is absolutely amazing! Not only that, but the price we paid was far less somehow than any of the other vendors we had worked with in the beginning, they were completely responsive, helpful, creative, flexible and just AMAZING in every way.

They let us go crazy and make up a ton of our own appetizers (while making them taste even better than we had imagined), brought in local craft beer to appease our beer snobbish ways, and fulfilled a whole host of numerous borderline obnoxious requests.

I really can't say enough good things about Ed and Annalise and their entire staff. As if the whole process wasn't great enough before the wedding, at the actual wedding Annalise seriously waited on us hand and foot. Her and Ed both very obviously have the hospitality gene and actually enjoy taking care of and nurturing others and it really shows. I don't think that's something you find with every vendor and it really translates through to everything they do. The rest of their staff were also the nicest, most professional, well put together people ever.

Anyone and everyone in the tri-state area should scoop them up immediately and never look back.
I'm so in love with Lola's.

People at our wedding talked about the food so much I almost had to interrupt to be Read more...
I'm so in love with Lola's.

People at our wedding talked about the food so much I almost had to interrupt to be like, wait...you do like my dress too though, right?

That's because their food is absolutely amazing! Not only that, but the price we paid was far less somehow than any of the other vendors we had worked with in the beginning, they were completely responsive, helpful, creative, flexible and just AMAZING in every way.

They let us go crazy and make up a ton of our own appetizers (while making them taste even better than we had imagined), brought in local craft beer to appease our beer snobbish ways, and fulfilled a whole host of numerous borderline obnoxious requests.

I really can't say enough good things about Ed and Annalise and their entire staff. As if the whole process wasn't great enough before the wedding, at the actual wedding Annalise seriously waited on us hand and foot. Her and Ed both very obviously have the hospitality gene and actually enjoy taking care of and nurturing others and it really shows. I don't think that's something you find with every vendor and it really translates through to everything they do. The rest of their staff were also the nicest, most professional, well put together people ever.

Anyone and everyone in the tri-state area should scoop them up immediately and never look back. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Quality food accompanied by quality service! Would not have survives without Annalise as our wonderfully organized maitre'd and Eddie as our amazingly talented chef. We cannot say enough about how much we love Lola's!
Quality food accompanied by quality service! Would not have survives without Annalise as our wonderfully organized Read more...
Quality food accompanied by quality service! Would not have survives without Annalise as our wonderfully organized maitre'd and Eddie as our amazingly talented chef. We cannot say enough about how much we love Lola's! Read less
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Marilyn
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Lola's catered my wedding this summer for a small wedding at a private residence. Annalise who ran the event was INCREDIBLE. From the beginning she worked with us to create the perfect menu and was always available to address any questions or concerns along the way. We had spcific dietary considerations (vegans and kosher) and they were extremely accomdating and helped us create options for everyone.

On the day of the wedding, the kitchen was directly in view of the guests and the guests LOVED IT! Some of the guests even chatted with the chefs as they were preparing. Eddie (the main chef) and his staff were warm, friendly and incredibly professional. The food was AMAZING. We had a vegan entree, salmon and a filet option. All three were exceptional and exceeded all expectations. The display was creative and looked as good as it tasted! Additionally we absolutely LOVED all of the passed hors d'oevres.

Lastly, the preparation and clean up was wonderful. We felt in very good hands with Lola's and look forward to working with them again for all of our future events.

Eddie and Annalise were wonderful and will make any wedding or event very special!
Lola's catered my wedding this summer for a small wedding at a private residence. Annalise who ran the event was Read more...
Lola's catered my wedding this summer for a small wedding at a private residence. Annalise who ran the event was INCREDIBLE. From the beginning she worked with us to create the perfect menu and was always available to address any questions or concerns along the way. We had spcific dietary considerations (vegans and kosher) and they were extremely accomdating and helped us create options for everyone.

On the day of the wedding, the kitchen was directly in view of the guests and the guests LOVED IT! Some of the guests even chatted with the chefs as they were preparing. Eddie (the main chef) and his staff were warm, friendly and incredibly professional. The food was AMAZING. We had a vegan entree, salmon and a filet option. All three were exceptional and exceeded all expectations. The display was creative and looked as good as it tasted! Additionally we absolutely LOVED all of the passed hors d'oevres.

Lastly, the preparation and clean up was wonderful. We felt in very good hands with Lola's and look forward to working with them again for all of our future events.

Eddie and Annalise were wonderful and will make any wedding or event very special! Read less
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Adrienne
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Not only did Lola's provide an outstanding catering menu that surpassed my expectations, the staff took on the additional role of setting up our decorations, favors, gift basket, advice box, guest book, the list goes on an on! They went above and beyond in their duties. Our night could not have been more perfect and we owe a huge part of that to them. Thank you so much to the entire staff at Lola's Catering for an unforgettable night!!
Not only did Lola's provide an outstanding catering menu that surpassed my expectations, the staff took on the additional Read more...
Not only did Lola's provide an outstanding catering menu that surpassed my expectations, the staff took on the additional role of setting up our decorations, favors, gift basket, advice box, guest book, the list goes on an on! They went above and beyond in their duties. Our night could not have been more perfect and we owe a huge part of that to them. Thank you so much to the entire staff at Lola's Catering for an unforgettable night!! Read less
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Chrissy
Wedding:
8/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Lola's Cafe & Gourmet Catering was AMAZING!! I can not say enough about Lola's from the food to the professional staff. Mary, you were beyond amazing and took every drop of anxiety away. Every guest I spoke to commented on how awesome everything was from the cocktail hour to the dinner and especially how friendly and helpful the staff were. Thank you Lola's for being a part of making this very special day in our lives a night to remember for years to come. You were all incredible !!!
Lola's Cafe & Gourmet Catering was AMAZING!! I can not say enough about Lola's from the food to the professional staff. Read more...
Lola's Cafe & Gourmet Catering was AMAZING!! I can not say enough about Lola's from the food to the professional staff. Mary, you were beyond amazing and took every drop of anxiety away. Every guest I spoke to commented on how awesome everything was from the cocktail hour to the dinner and especially how friendly and helpful the staff were. Thank you Lola's for being a part of making this very special day in our lives a night to remember for years to come. You were all incredible !!! Read less
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Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Lola's. They handled everything! I was so impressed. The morning after our wedding, our guests couldn't stop raving about how good the food was and how fantastic the service was. Lola's was more popular with my guests than I was ;) My husband and I didn't know where to start when starting to plan the wedding. Lola's made the whole process easy, comfortable, and a great representation of us. We asked them to do an ice cream bar instead of a cake and they didn't flinch. We had homemade ice cream that was to die for. I can't thank them enough for everything they did.
I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Lola's. They handled everything! I was so impressed. The morning Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Lola's. They handled everything! I was so impressed. The morning after our wedding, our guests couldn't stop raving about how good the food was and how fantastic the service was. Lola's was more popular with my guests than I was ;) My husband and I didn't know where to start when starting to plan the wedding. Lola's made the whole process easy, comfortable, and a great representation of us. We asked them to do an ice cream bar instead of a cake and they didn't flinch. We had homemade ice cream that was to die for. I can't thank them enough for everything they did. Read less
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Kendra
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Lola's had not only by far the best food we sampled, it was actually the most affordable option too. And as soon as they said they could do stations (rather than buffet or sit-down service), which every other caterer had said would be too expensive, it really was a no-brainer. The staff worked closely with us to make sure we got the food we wanted at a price we could manage and they delivered everything we wanted and more. Not only was the food of the highest quality, Lola's staff was unbelievable. They were friendly, responsive, and caring, even going out of there way to ensure the comfort of some of our elderly guests. Annalise, the Wedding Coordinator, was totally phenomenal and made sure everything ran just about perfectly. Almost every wedding we have heard about from friends and acquaintances in the Hudson Valley lately has used Lola's and it is not at all difficult to see why. 5 stars all around!
Lola's had not only by far the best food we sampled, it was actually the most affordable option too. And as soon as they Read more...
Lola's had not only by far the best food we sampled, it was actually the most affordable option too. And as soon as they said they could do stations (rather than buffet or sit-down service), which every other caterer had said would be too expensive, it really was a no-brainer. The staff worked closely with us to make sure we got the food we wanted at a price we could manage and they delivered everything we wanted and more. Not only was the food of the highest quality, Lola's staff was unbelievable. They were friendly, responsive, and caring, even going out of there way to ensure the comfort of some of our elderly guests. Annalise, the Wedding Coordinator, was totally phenomenal and made sure everything ran just about perfectly. Almost every wedding we have heard about from friends and acquaintances in the Hudson Valley lately has used Lola's and it is not at all difficult to see why. 5 stars all around! Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
7/4/2013
5.0/5.0
I don't even know where to begin. Ed and his staff were amazing! After our first meeting with Ed, Jake and I knew he was exactly what we were looking for. All we had to do was tell him a little about ourselves, and he designed all the rest. The food was phenomenal! I can't begin to tell you how many people told us it was by far the best 'wedding food' they had ever had. I am a vegetarian, and Jake wanted BBQ, and his menu was spot on for both.

As for Ed himself, he is just amazing to work with, as was his staff. It was important for Jake and I to find people we could trust, and who we didn't have to micromanage. The last thing we wanted was stress. Ed made us feel so comfortable and confident in him, right from the beginning. He was so accommodating, and so easy going that it was hard to be stressed around him. The staff he had working at the wedding was perfect as well. All the servers and the bartenders helped to make the party atmosphere.

It is so hard to put into words how great our wedding was, and the reality of it is, we owe it to Ed. The design of our menu, the way it was served, and the entire staff made our day everything we wanted. He is simply the best.
I don't even know where to begin. Ed and his staff were amazing! After our first meeting with Ed, Jake and I knew he was Read more...
I don't even know where to begin. Ed and his staff were amazing! After our first meeting with Ed, Jake and I knew he was exactly what we were looking for. All we had to do was tell him a little about ourselves, and he designed all the rest. The food was phenomenal! I can't begin to tell you how many people told us it was by far the best 'wedding food' they had ever had. I am a vegetarian, and Jake wanted BBQ, and his menu was spot on for both.

As for Ed himself, he is just amazing to work with, as was his staff. It was important for Jake and I to find people we could trust, and who we didn't have to micromanage. The last thing we wanted was stress. Ed made us feel so comfortable and confident in him, right from the beginning. He was so accommodating, and so easy going that it was hard to be stressed around him. The staff he had working at the wedding was perfect as well. All the servers and the bartenders helped to make the party atmosphere.

It is so hard to put into words how great our wedding was, and the reality of it is, we owe it to Ed. The design of our menu, the way it was served, and the entire staff made our day everything we wanted. He is simply the best. Read less
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Burgess
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Lola's Cafe exceeded my expectations in both the quality of the food and the service that they provided at my wedding. Annalise was a dream to work with and helped with much of the planning process leading up to the day of the wedding, particularly with figuring out party rentals and the logistics of the day. As our wedding was held outdoors under a tent, Annalise scheduled a walk-about on the grounds a few weeks prior to the day to scout out locations for tables, dance floor, benches, buffet station, etc.

The day of the wedding, Lola's Cafe came early to begin setting up the tent, tables, and prepping the food. They did a beautiful job setting up everything as we had discussed. Their staff was well-dressed and extremely polite. And best of all, the food was DELICIOUS. Lola's Cafe had never planned an all-vegetarian menu before, but did so with incredible ease. Numerous guests came up to us to talk about how much they enjoyed all the dishes. The cocktail hour h'ors d'oeuvres were exciting and tasty, and the dinner buffet was imaginative, light, and filling all at once. Many non-vegetarians commented on how they couldn't believe the vegetarian dishes were so good sans meat.

Overall, I would GREATLY recommend Lola's Cafe. You will not be disappointed by any aspect of their business. Delicious and beautiful food may be what you are hiring them for, but you will get much more in return!
Lola's Cafe exceeded my expectations in both the quality of the food and the service that they provided at my wedding. Read more...
Lola's Cafe exceeded my expectations in both the quality of the food and the service that they provided at my wedding. Annalise was a dream to work with and helped with much of the planning process leading up to the day of the wedding, particularly with figuring out party rentals and the logistics of the day. As our wedding was held outdoors under a tent, Annalise scheduled a walk-about on the grounds a few weeks prior to the day to scout out locations for tables, dance floor, benches, buffet station, etc.

The day of the wedding, Lola's Cafe came early to begin setting up the tent, tables, and prepping the food. They did a beautiful job setting up everything as we had discussed. Their staff was well-dressed and extremely polite. And best of all, the food was DELICIOUS. Lola's Cafe had never planned an all-vegetarian menu before, but did so with incredible ease. Numerous guests came up to us to talk about how much they enjoyed all the dishes. The cocktail hour h'ors d'oeuvres were exciting and tasty, and the dinner buffet was imaginative, light, and filling all at once. Many non-vegetarians commented on how they couldn't believe the vegetarian dishes were so good sans meat.

Overall, I would GREATLY recommend Lola's Cafe. You will not be disappointed by any aspect of their business. Delicious and beautiful food may be what you are hiring them for, but you will get much more in return! Read less
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Stefanie
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Annalise, Ed, and the whole team at Lola's was absolutely amazing! They did a wonderful job setting up, the room was gorgeous. I received countless compliments about the food. Many people told me that it was hands down the best meal they have ever had. Annalise was fabulous keeping me calm and under control leading up to the wedding when I went into full bridezilla mode! I cannot recommend Lola's enough. They are absolutely fabulous.
Annalise, Ed, and the whole team at Lola's was absolutely amazing! They did a wonderful job setting up, the room was Read more...
Annalise, Ed, and the whole team at Lola's was absolutely amazing! They did a wonderful job setting up, the room was gorgeous. I received countless compliments about the food. Many people told me that it was hands down the best meal they have ever had. Annalise was fabulous keeping me calm and under control leading up to the wedding when I went into full bridezilla mode! I cannot recommend Lola's enough. They are absolutely fabulous. Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a 150 person wedding at Locust Grove in August and Lola's was absolutely one of the best parts of the evening and the entire wedding planning process. The food was very important to us while we were planning, and Lola's gave us an incredible experience.

When we first looked at caterers in the Hudson Valley we e-mailed between 15 and 20 different places to discuss menus. In our first contact, we mentioned that we were looking for interesting and surprising appetizers and an accessible picnic-influence seasonal summer menu for the main course.

From the beginning Ed made a menu that reflected exactly what we wanted. We were sent an initial proposal (before we had met with them) and when we went to Poughkeepsie to meet with them we met the wonderful Annalise. She worked with our budget and gave us a good sense of what they could provide with what we wanted to spend. After that initial meeting we decided to go with them and then met with them again for a tasting of the custom menu later in the summer, and everything was insanely delicious. They were responsive via e-mail before the wedding and we were able to discuss any issues we needed to figure out.

The day of the wedding Annalise and Ed took care of everything. They set up the room and made it look beautiful with our florist. The minute we arrived we were given appetizers and drinks and we were incredibly happy with the service. The salads were delicious and Annalise led us through the buffet and allowed us to eat our meals while everyone else was being served.

There was literally no more important decision in our entire wedding planning process than our decision to go with Lola's and we couldn't be happier with the results. Our guests said that it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding, and among the best food they had ever had anywhere. Multiple people have asked me for recipes that Ed served, and he was happy to provide them.

Do yourselves a favor. Hire them. It will be amazing.
We had a 150 person wedding at Locust Grove in August and Lola's was absolutely one of the best parts of the evening and Read more...
We had a 150 person wedding at Locust Grove in August and Lola's was absolutely one of the best parts of the evening and the entire wedding planning process. The food was very important to us while we were planning, and Lola's gave us an incredible experience.

When we first looked at caterers in the Hudson Valley we e-mailed between 15 and 20 different places to discuss menus. In our first contact, we mentioned that we were looking for interesting and surprising appetizers and an accessible picnic-influence seasonal summer menu for the main course.

From the beginning Ed made a menu that reflected exactly what we wanted. We were sent an initial proposal (before we had met with them) and when we went to Poughkeepsie to meet with them we met the wonderful Annalise. She worked with our budget and gave us a good sense of what they could provide with what we wanted to spend. After that initial meeting we decided to go with them and then met with them again for a tasting of the custom menu later in the summer, and everything was insanely delicious. They were responsive via e-mail before the wedding and we were able to discuss any issues we needed to figure out.

The day of the wedding Annalise and Ed took care of everything. They set up the room and made it look beautiful with our florist. The minute we arrived we were given appetizers and drinks and we were incredibly happy with the service. The salads were delicious and Annalise led us through the buffet and allowed us to eat our meals while everyone else was being served.

There was literally no more important decision in our entire wedding planning process than our decision to go with Lola's and we couldn't be happier with the results. Our guests said that it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding, and among the best food they had ever had anywhere. Multiple people have asked me for recipes that Ed served, and he was happy to provide them.

Do yourselves a favor. Hire them. It will be amazing. Read less
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Morgan
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
The food Lola's Cafe provided for our wedding was amazing! As soon as we meet with Annalise and Edward (and eat at the restaurant) we were confident in selecting them as our caterer. Annalise was wonderful to work with as she always responded to any questions very quickly. They also worked with us to create a custom country style menu. The food was fantastic! So many of our guests complimented us on how it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. The passed Hors d'oeuvres were great as well. We had the mini burgers with milk shake shoots and the waiter could hardly make it out the door before they were all gone! Lola's also did an amazing job of coordinating everything and putting out all of our decorations. We had a lot of small details which they made sure were in place. Since we had so many details I think it would have been helpful if we had hired a day of coordinator as well. But Lola's Cafe and Catering really made our wedding day special. I would highly recommend them to anyone!
The food Lola's Cafe provided for our wedding was amazing! As soon as we meet with Annalise and Edward (and eat at the Read more...
The food Lola's Cafe provided for our wedding was amazing! As soon as we meet with Annalise and Edward (and eat at the restaurant) we were confident in selecting them as our caterer. Annalise was wonderful to work with as she always responded to any questions very quickly. They also worked with us to create a custom country style menu. The food was fantastic! So many of our guests complimented us on how it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. The passed Hors d'oeuvres were great as well. We had the mini burgers with milk shake shoots and the waiter could hardly make it out the door before they were all gone! Lola's also did an amazing job of coordinating everything and putting out all of our decorations. We had a lot of small details which they made sure were in place. Since we had so many details I think it would have been helpful if we had hired a day of coordinator as well. But Lola's Cafe and Catering really made our wedding day special. I would highly recommend them to anyone! Read less
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Brandy
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough nice things about Lola's. Eddie and Annalise are one heck of a team. From our first meeting till our last they were helpful, kind, and very knowledgable.They took care of everything, including rentals, and I had no doubt the day was going to be amazing. During the wedding I even had guests coming up to me raving about the food and Lola's staff. Everything ran smoothly and Annalise helped by coordinating with other vendors and double checking that everything was perfect. During our cocktail hour she even brought us a special tray of appetizers so we could enjoy our food! Even though it's been over a month since the wedding I still have guests raving about the food. Thank you Eddie and Annalise for making our day perfect. You guys are truly the best!
I cannot say enough nice things about Lola's. Eddie and Annalise are one heck of a team. From our first meeting till our Read more...
I cannot say enough nice things about Lola's. Eddie and Annalise are one heck of a team. From our first meeting till our last they were helpful, kind, and very knowledgable.They took care of everything, including rentals, and I had no doubt the day was going to be amazing. During the wedding I even had guests coming up to me raving about the food and Lola's staff. Everything ran smoothly and Annalise helped by coordinating with other vendors and double checking that everything was perfect. During our cocktail hour she even brought us a special tray of appetizers so we could enjoy our food! Even though it's been over a month since the wedding I still have guests raving about the food. Thank you Eddie and Annalise for making our day perfect. You guys are truly the best! Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
9/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Lola's did an amazing job catering our wedding! Our event coordinator, Annalise, handled everything perfectly from beginning to end (including handling all the rentals!). She was responsive to all of our questions, addressed any concerns that we had, and set up our event space beautifully. She worked with our DJ and photographer throughout the night to make sure everything went smoothly. During cocktail hour, she brought my husband and I a special tray of all the appetizers so that we were sure to get a little of everything. (We were so busy we let them pass it to our guests but I thought it was a very special touch.) We never had any concerns or worries about the food being excellent...every time we told someone from the area that we were using Lola's, the response was always positive. They did not disappoint us or our guests, the food was great! As our guests were leaving, we got SO MANY compliments on the food! We definitely made the right choice in choosing Lola's. Thank you Eddie and Annalise!
Lola's did an amazing job catering our wedding! Our event coordinator, Annalise, handled everything perfectly from Read more...
Lola's did an amazing job catering our wedding! Our event coordinator, Annalise, handled everything perfectly from beginning to end (including handling all the rentals!). She was responsive to all of our questions, addressed any concerns that we had, and set up our event space beautifully. She worked with our DJ and photographer throughout the night to make sure everything went smoothly. During cocktail hour, she brought my husband and I a special tray of all the appetizers so that we were sure to get a little of everything. (We were so busy we let them pass it to our guests but I thought it was a very special touch.) We never had any concerns or worries about the food being excellent...every time we told someone from the area that we were using Lola's, the response was always positive. They did not disappoint us or our guests, the food was great! As our guests were leaving, we got SO MANY compliments on the food! We definitely made the right choice in choosing Lola's. Thank you Eddie and Annalise! Read less
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Briana
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
From the moment we met Eddie and Annalise we knew they were the right caterers for us! Eddie was able to take our ideas of "casual food" that we enjoyed...tacos, sliders, crepes and pasta...and turn it into a classy and exciting meal that fit our venue. Everyone absolutely loved the food! It was different, delicious, and perfect.

Not only was the food great...but the service was as well. I want to commend Annalise and her staff for their hard work. The weather wasn't cooperating the day of our wedding...but Annalise and her staff did whatever they needed to do to keep the tables and furniture out of the rain.

Also, I was a very picky bride when it came to the way things looked...from the cocktail napkins...to the straws...to the paper cones that held the sweet potatoes fries...I wanted to have a say in it all!! And I was able to voice my opinion...and everything looked perfect...thanks Annalise!!

I would ABSOLUTELY recommend Lola's to anyone having a catered event.
From the moment we met Eddie and Annalise we knew they were the right caterers for us! Eddie was able to take our ideas of Read more...
From the moment we met Eddie and Annalise we knew they were the right caterers for us! Eddie was able to take our ideas of "casual food" that we enjoyed...tacos, sliders, crepes and pasta...and turn it into a classy and exciting meal that fit our venue. Everyone absolutely loved the food! It was different, delicious, and perfect.

Not only was the food great...but the service was as well. I want to commend Annalise and her staff for their hard work. The weather wasn't cooperating the day of our wedding...but Annalise and her staff did whatever they needed to do to keep the tables and furniture out of the rain.

Also, I was a very picky bride when it came to the way things looked...from the cocktail napkins...to the straws...to the paper cones that held the sweet potatoes fries...I wanted to have a say in it all!! And I was able to voice my opinion...and everything looked perfect...thanks Annalise!!

I would ABSOLUTELY recommend Lola's to anyone having a catered event. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Lola's did a fantastic job catering our wedding! Our guests are still raving about the food and are looking forward to trying more of Chef Ed Kowalski's dishes at his restaurants Crave and Lola's Cafe in Poughkeepsie, NY. Best vendor we used during our wedding planning process.
Lola's did a fantastic job catering our wedding! Our guests are still raving about the food and are looking forward to Read more...
Lola's did a fantastic job catering our wedding! Our guests are still raving about the food and are looking forward to trying more of Chef Ed Kowalski's dishes at his restaurants Crave and Lola's Cafe in Poughkeepsie, NY. Best vendor we used during our wedding planning process. Read less
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Clare
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
We had gone to an event that was catered by Lola's during our engagement, and were completely impressed with the quality and service, and hearing other past client's positive reviews only solidified our desire to meet with them about catering our wedding. They were fantastic from the very first meeting, totally understanding our vision, and we were all enthusiastically sharing ideas to create an amazing event. Throughout the process they were great; whether we were communicating by email, phone or during in person visits with them to our venue, Ed and Annalise were so accessible, invested and enjoyable. It was easy to tell we were all on the same page, and excited about making our vision a reality, and worked with us to stay within budget as our guest list grew (and grew!) without ever compromising quality. And let me tell you, it worked! The wedding was a huge success, and Lola's, and especially Annalise, were an essential part! She was so organized, friendly and helpful throughout the entire wedding weekend, from table set up to orchestrating the ceremony so I could walk down the aisle. And the food was amazing! We received so many compliments on the fresh, seasonal stations they had prepared and the overall friendliness of Lola's entire staff! We had a wonderful experience and would gladly recommend Lola's to anyone looking for a catere in the Hudson Valley!
We had gone to an event that was catered by Lola's during our engagement, and were completely impressed with the quality Read more...
We had gone to an event that was catered by Lola's during our engagement, and were completely impressed with the quality and service, and hearing other past client's positive reviews only solidified our desire to meet with them about catering our wedding. They were fantastic from the very first meeting, totally understanding our vision, and we were all enthusiastically sharing ideas to create an amazing event. Throughout the process they were great; whether we were communicating by email, phone or during in person visits with them to our venue, Ed and Annalise were so accessible, invested and enjoyable. It was easy to tell we were all on the same page, and excited about making our vision a reality, and worked with us to stay within budget as our guest list grew (and grew!) without ever compromising quality. And let me tell you, it worked! The wedding was a huge success, and Lola's, and especially Annalise, were an essential part! She was so organized, friendly and helpful throughout the entire wedding weekend, from table set up to orchestrating the ceremony so I could walk down the aisle. And the food was amazing! We received so many compliments on the fresh, seasonal stations they had prepared and the overall friendliness of Lola's entire staff! We had a wonderful experience and would gladly recommend Lola's to anyone looking for a catere in the Hudson Valley! Read less
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amunas13
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Most people will hopefully be able to brag about the food on their wedding day. Our guests certainly have been. What you may not realize is there is so much more that goes into making your wedding a success. Lola's goes above and beyond to make your wedding great. From the minute I met the Head Chef Eddie, he put us at ease and we felt like we could trust him with all of the decisions. He listened to what was really important to us and really made it happen. And the people helping making it happen is what really makes Lola's special. Eddie has a great team that really goes the extra mile and has fun doing it! Especially our Maitre d' Annalise. She was constantly on top of things before and during the event to make sure the little details were taken care of.

If you don't believe me, see for yourself - go down to Crave in Poughkeepsie for dinner. You won't be disappointed.
Most people will hopefully be able to brag about the food on their wedding day. Our guests certainly have been. What you Read more...
Most people will hopefully be able to brag about the food on their wedding day. Our guests certainly have been. What you may not realize is there is so much more that goes into making your wedding a success. Lola's goes above and beyond to make your wedding great. From the minute I met the Head Chef Eddie, he put us at ease and we felt like we could trust him with all of the decisions. He listened to what was really important to us and really made it happen. And the people helping making it happen is what really makes Lola's special. Eddie has a great team that really goes the extra mile and has fun doing it! Especially our Maitre d' Annalise. She was constantly on top of things before and during the event to make sure the little details were taken care of.

If you don't believe me, see for yourself - go down to Crave in Poughkeepsie for dinner. You won't be disappointed. Read less
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Richard
Wedding:
5/4/2012
5.0/5.0
We had the honor of having Chef Eddie Kowalski and Event Planner Annalise Puckette cater our wedding. From the beginning we knew the both of them had everything under control. When it came to the food, Chef Eddie and his staff did an amazing job. Each one of our guests had nothing but high praises when it came to the stations and appetizers. Chef Eddie's eye for detail and culinary expertise certainly came through in the dishes he prepared.

As for Lola's event planner, Annalise, she also did an amazing job. From the menu to the table settings to the coordinating of all the other vendors, Annalise handled herself with the utmost of professionalism. We don't know what we would have done without her. She certainly deserves very high praises.

The entire team at Lola's did an outstanding job at our wedding. From the bartenders to the servers, they all did a fantastic job. I know for certain that I would definitely recommend Lola's Catering to anyone who's looking to have an event catered. You will definitely not be disappointed.
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We had the honor of having Chef Eddie Kowalski and Event Planner Annalise Puckette cater our wedding. From the beginning we knew the both of them had everything under control. When it came to the food, Chef Eddie and his staff did an amazing job. Each one of our guests had nothing but high praises when it came to the stations and appetizers. Chef Eddie's eye for detail and culinary expertise certainly came through in the dishes he prepared.

As for Lola's event planner, Annalise, she also did an amazing job. From the menu to the table settings to the coordinating of all the other vendors, Annalise handled herself with the utmost of professionalism. We don't know what we would have done without her. She certainly deserves very high praises.

The entire team at Lola's did an outstanding job at our wedding. From the bartenders to the servers, they all did a fantastic job. I know for certain that I would definitely recommend Lola's Catering to anyone who's looking to have an event catered. You will definitely not be disappointed. Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
10/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Right from the initial meeting with Eddie I knew the service and food would be great. He was always available to answer any of my questions and very felixible with all the changes I made to the contract. Every guest at the wedding had nothing but great things to say about the food. I would absolutely recommend Lolas!!! Everything was perfect!
Right from the initial meeting with Eddie I knew the service and food would be great. He was always available to answer Read more...
Right from the initial meeting with Eddie I knew the service and food would be great. He was always available to answer any of my questions and very felixible with all the changes I made to the contract. Every guest at the wedding had nothing but great things to say about the food. I would absolutely recommend Lolas!!! Everything was perfect! Read less
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sara
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Lola's catered our wedding on 9/24/11. I can not even begin to tell you what an absolutely amazing experience it was to work with Ed & Annalise (his assistant).
I'll begin with the food. As the bride I didn't get to eat a whole lot (something I would have planned differently, but we already talked about celebrating our anniversary Crave-Ed's other restaurant.); however, the food was AMAZING. My husband's step-mother who is is one of those people who looks for the flaw in everything, said the halibut was the best fish she has ever had in her life. EVERYONE LOVED THE FOOD!
Okay, now, as a bride, I was pretty anxious. Ed & Annalise, eased all my anxieties. I trusted them. They simple did what they said they were going to do. In this day in age that is hard to come by. I can not thank them enough for their responsiveness, flexibility and professionalism. Their efforts really contributed to making my wedding the best day of my life.
Lola's catered our wedding on 9/24/11. I can not even begin to tell you what an absolutely amazing experience it was to Read more...
Lola's catered our wedding on 9/24/11. I can not even begin to tell you what an absolutely amazing experience it was to work with Ed & Annalise (his assistant).
I'll begin with the food. As the bride I didn't get to eat a whole lot (something I would have planned differently, but we already talked about celebrating our anniversary Crave-Ed's other restaurant.); however, the food was AMAZING. My husband's step-mother who is is one of those people who looks for the flaw in everything, said the halibut was the best fish she has ever had in her life. EVERYONE LOVED THE FOOD!
Okay, now, as a bride, I was pretty anxious. Ed & Annalise, eased all my anxieties. I trusted them. They simple did what they said they were going to do. In this day in age that is hard to come by. I can not thank them enough for their responsiveness, flexibility and professionalism. Their efforts really contributed to making my wedding the best day of my life. Read less
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sprevost
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Lola's cafe and catering catered our wedding at Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie, NY. The staff made the planning process easy and always had creative serving and menu ideas to offer. Our guests complimented on how delicious the food was (specifically the mushroom ravioli and perfectly cooked beef tenderloin). Overall the experience was fantastic and we would highly recommend Lola's to anyone planning a special event.
Lola's cafe and catering catered our wedding at Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie, NY. The staff made the planning Read more...
Lola's cafe and catering catered our wedding at Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie, NY. The staff made the planning process easy and always had creative serving and menu ideas to offer. Our guests complimented on how delicious the food was (specifically the mushroom ravioli and perfectly cooked beef tenderloin). Overall the experience was fantastic and we would highly recommend Lola's to anyone planning a special event. Read less
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M and M
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Eddie and his crew were fantastic!!! From the first day we met with Eddie he had great input and and made the wedding about what WE wanted. The best part- the food is AMAZING! I stop into the cafe at least once a week!!

Thank you to all of the Lola's Staff!!
Eddie and his crew were fantastic!!! From the first day we met with Eddie he had great input and and made the wedding Read more...
Eddie and his crew were fantastic!!! From the first day we met with Eddie he had great input and and made the wedding about what WE wanted. The best part- the food is AMAZING! I stop into the cafe at least once a week!!

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j9audrey
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Lola's is fantastic. Eddie and his team are amazing. They did such a wonderful job with our ceremony. We will be using them from now on for all of our catering events.
Lola's is fantastic. Eddie and his team are amazing. They did such a wonderful job with our ceremony. We will be using Read more...
Lola's is fantastic. Eddie and his team are amazing. They did such a wonderful job with our ceremony. We will be using them from now on for all of our catering events. Read less
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Glinda
Wedding:
6/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Our experience with Lola's was outstanding. During the planning stage, Eddie gave many suggestions and recommendations that turned out to be exactly what we were looking for. He was also very understanding and accommodating when we had ideas for changes or adjustments. We were very comfortable working with him.
Lola's food was absolutely delicious-drawing many, many, many compliments from our guests-and presented in a most appealing manner. The selections for both the cocktail hour and dinner were numerous, original and varied. The difficulty was in narrowing down from the many choices offered.
Lola has a staff that is pleasant, efficient, obliging, and courteous. The table service went above what was expected and also drew "raves" from family and friends. (A staff member was also provided to help us with the ceremony.)
With Eddie'd experience and professionalism the wedding went smoothly and allowed us to "relax" and enjoy the celebration fully.
Without a doubt, I would highly recommend Lola's for any catering need.
Our experience with Lola's was outstanding. During the planning stage, Eddie gave many suggestions and recommendations Read more...
Our experience with Lola's was outstanding. During the planning stage, Eddie gave many suggestions and recommendations that turned out to be exactly what we were looking for. He was also very understanding and accommodating when we had ideas for changes or adjustments. We were very comfortable working with him.
Lola's food was absolutely delicious-drawing many, many, many compliments from our guests-and presented in a most appealing manner. The selections for both the cocktail hour and dinner were numerous, original and varied. The difficulty was in narrowing down from the many choices offered.
Lola has a staff that is pleasant, efficient, obliging, and courteous. The table service went above what was expected and also drew "raves" from family and friends. (A staff member was also provided to help us with the ceremony.)
With Eddie'd experience and professionalism the wedding went smoothly and allowed us to "relax" and enjoy the celebration fully.
Without a doubt, I would highly recommend Lola's for any catering need. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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maria0220
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
Eddie Kowalski is the chef for Lola's cafe. He is a confident, and friendly CIA grad. He is skilled in his craft which means that you can relax. While in the planning stages, I always felt calmer after talking to Chef Eddie. My fiance and I are foodies, and we appreciated Eddie's love of food. He would come up with creative ideas within our tastes and our budget. On the day of the wedding, the food was amazing. His staff was completely professional, and every transition was smooth. His Maitre D, Robin, was very helpful and pampering to me and my fiance. She brought us food and checked in many times during the wedding day to see if we needed anything.

The estimate for the bill, and what we paid were right on target. There were no surprise expenses.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Eddie Kowalski is the chef for Lola's cafe. He is a confident, and friendly CIA grad. He is skilled in his craft which Read more...
Eddie Kowalski is the chef for Lola's cafe. He is a confident, and friendly CIA grad. He is skilled in his craft which means that you can relax. While in the planning stages, I always felt calmer after talking to Chef Eddie. My fiance and I are foodies, and we appreciated Eddie's love of food. He would come up with creative ideas within our tastes and our budget. On the day of the wedding, the food was amazing. His staff was completely professional, and every transition was smooth. His Maitre D, Robin, was very helpful and pampering to me and my fiance. She brought us food and checked in many times during the wedding day to see if we needed anything.

The estimate for the bill, and what we paid were right on target. There were no surprise expenses.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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marys
Wedding:
10/7/2006
5.0/5.0
Lola's was one of the easiest decision to make regarding our wedding vendors. We had checked out numerous caterer's and when we met with Eddie, we knew he was a perfect fit for us. Everything from his pricing, his personality, his ideas and dedication were exactly what we were looking for in a caterer. Eddie was always there to answer our questions as the process went on. We still use Lola's today for other family functions when we need catering.

Domenic & MaryEllen
Lola's was one of the easiest decision to make regarding our wedding vendors. We had checked out numerous caterer's and Read more...
Lola's was one of the easiest decision to make regarding our wedding vendors. We had checked out numerous caterer's and when we met with Eddie, we knew he was a perfect fit for us. Everything from his pricing, his personality, his ideas and dedication were exactly what we were looking for in a caterer. Eddie was always there to answer our questions as the process went on. We still use Lola's today for other family functions when we need catering.

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Kristine
Wedding:
10/9/2004
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Lola's, Eddie his staff and his food.

He took the time to listen to what my fiance and I wanted and he absolutely delivered.

Eddie is truly a master in the kitchen. The quality, presentation, and taste of his cooking are superb.

I tend to be a very particular eater and Eddie did not have one problem catering to my needs. We also had several guests at our reception that had severe food allergies and Eddie was extremely accommodating.

My guests are still talking about the food at my wedding and how exceptional it was.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Lola's, Eddie his staff and his food.

He took the time to listen to Read more...
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Lola's, Eddie his staff and his food.

He took the time to listen to what my fiance and I wanted and he absolutely delivered.

Eddie is truly a master in the kitchen. The quality, presentation, and taste of his cooking are superb.

I tend to be a very particular eater and Eddie did not have one problem catering to my needs. We also had several guests at our reception that had severe food allergies and Eddie was extremely accommodating.

My guests are still talking about the food at my wedding and how exceptional it was. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
10/4/2014
4.9/5.0
Lola's did an amazing job. The menu was incredible (my favorite part of the wedding!) and everyone raved about the food. I highly recommend the chicken roulade! The servers and bar staff were super friendly and responsive. Our maitre d, Mary, was so so sweet and took care of us all night. Lola's went above and beyond...the food was delicious and the beer and wine selections were perfect and personalized to us. What was really incredible was how they set up the whole reception. I DIYed a lot of the decor and just sent over everything in boxes--it was all set up perfectly by Lola's staff, allowing me and my mom and my wedding party to enjoy the day stress free. Priceless! There's a reason why everyone I talked to told me to go with Eddie! You guys are awesome!
Lola's did an amazing job. The menu was incredible (my favorite part of the wedding!) and everyone raved about the food. I Read more...
Lola's did an amazing job. The menu was incredible (my favorite part of the wedding!) and everyone raved about the food. I highly recommend the chicken roulade! The servers and bar staff were super friendly and responsive. Our maitre d, Mary, was so so sweet and took care of us all night. Lola's went above and beyond...the food was delicious and the beer and wine selections were perfect and personalized to us. What was really incredible was how they set up the whole reception. I DIYed a lot of the decor and just sent over everything in boxes--it was all set up perfectly by Lola's staff, allowing me and my mom and my wedding party to enjoy the day stress free. Priceless! There's a reason why everyone I talked to told me to go with Eddie! You guys are awesome! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Cotton
Wedding:
8/24/2014
4.9/5.0
We booked Lola's to cater our wedding and they were marvelous. Before the wedding they worked with us to customize a menu that suited the mood and theme of our wedding. We were looking to do a picnic themed wedding, so we didn't want the food to feel formal and they did a terrific job of matching what they do to our look and feel. Our guests really enjoyed the food - especially the mini sliders and milkshakes that were part of our appetizer menu! Annalise (our contact person and day-of coordinator) was super at wrangling all the details - both leading up to our wedding and on the big day itself. They did a gorgeous job setting up everything in the reception hall and coordinating/communicating with our DJ. We felt like we were completely taken care on the day of our wedding and didn't have to worry about anything. Such a pleasure :-)
We booked Lola's to cater our wedding and they were marvelous. Before the wedding they worked with us to customize a menu Read more...
We booked Lola's to cater our wedding and they were marvelous. Before the wedding they worked with us to customize a menu that suited the mood and theme of our wedding. We were looking to do a picnic themed wedding, so we didn't want the food to feel formal and they did a terrific job of matching what they do to our look and feel. Our guests really enjoyed the food - especially the mini sliders and milkshakes that were part of our appetizer menu! Annalise (our contact person and day-of coordinator) was super at wrangling all the details - both leading up to our wedding and on the big day itself. They did a gorgeous job setting up everything in the reception hall and coordinating/communicating with our DJ. We felt like we were completely taken care on the day of our wedding and didn't have to worry about anything. Such a pleasure :-) Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/25/2013
4.9/5.0
Wonderful food, wonderful service. Annalise was super pro and helpful making sure all aspects of the wedding went smoothly, including the ceremony procession and setting out our centerpieces and decor. They accommodated our special requests for gluten-free and vegan and vegetarian options. They had someone come over with trays of hors d'oeuvres to make sure the bride and groom were able to eat some food while we were busy with photographs during the cocktail hour. I was so busy I didnt get to try all the appetizers, but I really liked the pea soup shooter and mini samosa and nori stack. My only caveat is that I would have liked to have had a little more say in the final beer selection, but I know if I had wanted something specific they would have been very accommodating. The wines they chose were great. The steak was super tender and the sauces they served with it were also great. Everyone on staff was very friendly and professional and awesome. Everything was amazing and contributed to it being the most perfect wedding I could have hoped for.
THANKS LOLAS!
-A Happy Bride
Wonderful food, wonderful service. Annalise was super pro and helpful making sure all aspects of the wedding went Read more...
Wonderful food, wonderful service. Annalise was super pro and helpful making sure all aspects of the wedding went smoothly, including the ceremony procession and setting out our centerpieces and decor. They accommodated our special requests for gluten-free and vegan and vegetarian options. They had someone come over with trays of hors d'oeuvres to make sure the bride and groom were able to eat some food while we were busy with photographs during the cocktail hour. I was so busy I didnt get to try all the appetizers, but I really liked the pea soup shooter and mini samosa and nori stack. My only caveat is that I would have liked to have had a little more say in the final beer selection, but I know if I had wanted something specific they would have been very accommodating. The wines they chose were great. The steak was super tender and the sauces they served with it were also great. Everyone on staff was very friendly and professional and awesome. Everything was amazing and contributed to it being the most perfect wedding I could have hoped for.
THANKS LOLAS!
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Tiffany
Wedding:
6/15/2013
4.9/5.0
Lola's was amazing and the perfect catering team for our wedding. Annalise was incredibly helpful and went above and beyond her duties as coordinator. She was there every step of the way and always responded promptly to our questions and concerns. Eddie was an amazing chef, and our food was delicious and presented beautifully. We were sold after our first meeting with them during our tasting, and things progressed wonderfully from that point on. I highly recommend Lola's to anyone planning a wedding or other catered event.
Lola's was amazing and the perfect catering team for our wedding. Annalise was incredibly helpful and went above and Read more...
Lola's was amazing and the perfect catering team for our wedding. Annalise was incredibly helpful and went above and beyond her duties as coordinator. She was there every step of the way and always responded promptly to our questions and concerns. Eddie was an amazing chef, and our food was delicious and presented beautifully. We were sold after our first meeting with them during our tasting, and things progressed wonderfully from that point on. I highly recommend Lola's to anyone planning a wedding or other catered event. Read less
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Robin
Wedding:
9/1/2012
4.9/5.0
I can't say enough about good things about Lola's. They are masters at their craft. Ed and his team were amazing!! I can't even begin to count how many times we have heard "The BEST wedding food I have ever had"!! They were flexible, willing to work within our budget, and provided helpful suggestions regarding the entire event from the ceremony through the reception!! They do it ALL! We couldn't be happier that we went with Lola's!! AWESOME!!!!!!!
I can't say enough about good things about Lola's. They are masters at their craft. Ed and his team were amazing!! I can't Read more...
I can't say enough about good things about Lola's. They are masters at their craft. Ed and his team were amazing!! I can't even begin to count how many times we have heard "The BEST wedding food I have ever had"!! They were flexible, willing to work within our budget, and provided helpful suggestions regarding the entire event from the ceremony through the reception!! They do it ALL! We couldn't be happier that we went with Lola's!! AWESOME!!!!!!! Read less
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Nancy
Wedding:
8/30/2014
4.8/5.0
Lola's was a fantastic caterer. They took care of anything we needed and more. I would recommend them to anyone.
Lola's was a fantastic caterer. They took care of anything we needed and more. I would recommend them to anyone.
Lola's was a fantastic caterer. They took care of anything we needed and more. I would recommend them to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Kathryn
Wedding:
5/4/2013
4.8/5.0
Annalise and Ed are amazing. They were open to all our suggestions and worked with us to come up with a menu that was perfect for us and our wedding. We had a 4 meal, family style service and everything was perfect. Our guests are still talking about our passed hors d'oeuvre and the dinner service and we have had nothing but positive reviews. Also, Annalise helped with all the details and her team the day of were great. If you can book Lola's, then do it, you will not be disappointed.
Annalise and Ed are amazing. They were open to all our suggestions and worked with us to come up with a menu that was Read more...
Annalise and Ed are amazing. They were open to all our suggestions and worked with us to come up with a menu that was perfect for us and our wedding. We had a 4 meal, family style service and everything was perfect. Our guests are still talking about our passed hors d'oeuvre and the dinner service and we have had nothing but positive reviews. Also, Annalise helped with all the details and her team the day of were great. If you can book Lola's, then do it, you will not be disappointed. Read less
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joseda7
Wedding:
7/25/2009
4.8/5.0
Lola's catered my event at the Bykenhulle House in Hopewell Junction, NY. They did a great job at the wedding and pre-wedding. I met with Eddie and a couple of his people a few months before the wedding to do tastings and I just knew we made a great choice because the food is not like your typical bland wedding food. Everything was delicious! And he was great because he not only catered the event, but also pretty much helped me plan the wedding as well. All our guests raved about the food we had at the wedding--from the hors doeuvres to our main course. We had the lemongrass chicken with couscous and sea bass with shiitake mushrooms. Amazing food! Martial, (yes I spelled it correctly ha!), our maitre d did a superior job organizing everything and catering to our needs. I highly recommend Lola's for any event. They won't disappoint!
Lola's catered my event at the Bykenhulle House in Hopewell Junction, NY. They did a great job at the wedding and Read more...
Lola's catered my event at the Bykenhulle House in Hopewell Junction, NY. They did a great job at the wedding and pre-wedding. I met with Eddie and a couple of his people a few months before the wedding to do tastings and I just knew we made a great choice because the food is not like your typical bland wedding food. Everything was delicious! And he was great because he not only catered the event, but also pretty much helped me plan the wedding as well. All our guests raved about the food we had at the wedding--from the hors doeuvres to our main course. We had the lemongrass chicken with couscous and sea bass with shiitake mushrooms. Amazing food! Martial, (yes I spelled it correctly ha!), our maitre d did a superior job organizing everything and catering to our needs. I highly recommend Lola's for any event. They won't disappoint! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
3/15/2014
4.7/5.0
We got a lot of positive feedback from our guests at our brunch wedding. The food was very good and Lola's staff was terrific. It was a pleasure to work with Annalise.
We got a lot of positive feedback from our guests at our brunch wedding. The food was very good and Lola's staff was Read more...
We got a lot of positive feedback from our guests at our brunch wedding. The food was very good and Lola's staff was terrific. It was a pleasure to work with Annalise. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
8/24/2013
4.6/5.0
We really liked all of the caterers we interviewed. What made it an easy choice, was Ed himself. When we spoke with other caterers and gave our ideas, they shot us down and told us how we "should" do it. Ed, however, said no problem and just explained logistically how it could work. I really felt like he respected that this was our vision and he was just there to help make it happen.

On our wedding day it all came together exactly how we envisioned. The staff was professional and very helpful. We are still hearing about how great the food was!!!
We really liked all of the caterers we interviewed. What made it an easy choice, was Ed himself. When we spoke with other Read more...
We really liked all of the caterers we interviewed. What made it an easy choice, was Ed himself. When we spoke with other caterers and gave our ideas, they shot us down and told us how we "should" do it. Ed, however, said no problem and just explained logistically how it could work. I really felt like he respected that this was our vision and he was just there to help make it happen.

On our wedding day it all came together exactly how we envisioned. The staff was professional and very helpful. We are still hearing about how great the food was!!! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
5/24/2009
4.6/5.0
Lola's provided us with delicious and unique food that created a culinary experience for us and our guests.
Lola's provided us with delicious and unique food that created a culinary experience for us and our guests.
Lola's provided us with delicious and unique food that created a culinary experience for us and our guests. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Caroline
Wedding:
7/13/2013
4.5/5.0
Thank you so much, you guys were great! Everyone raved about the food and the service. We couldn't be happier.
Thank you so much, you guys were great! Everyone raved about the food and the service. We couldn't be happier.
Thank you so much, you guys were great! Everyone raved about the food and the service. We couldn't be happier. Read less
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Tammy
Wedding:
9/15/2012
4.5/5.0
We had a great day thanks to Lola's The food was great ! We give a huge THANK YOU to Annalise she took care of everything things she did'nt have to! We recomand them to anyone that wants a carefree day! Thanks again Eddy and Annalise u 2 made our day stress free!
We had a great day thanks to Lola's The food was great ! We give a huge THANK YOU to Annalise she took care of everything Read more...
We had a great day thanks to Lola's The food was great ! We give a huge THANK YOU to Annalise she took care of everything things she did'nt have to! We recomand them to anyone that wants a carefree day! Thanks again Eddy and Annalise u 2 made our day stress free! Read less
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Jodi
Wedding:
9/4/2011
4.4/5.0
their food is AWESOME! however, at our outdoor wedding we chose to do a beer/wine only beverage service and they ran out of beer at the reception 2 hours before the end of the night. make sure you have them stock up if you book them!
their food is AWESOME! however, at our outdoor wedding we chose to do a beer/wine only beverage service and they ran out Read more...
their food is AWESOME! however, at our outdoor wedding we chose to do a beer/wine only beverage service and they ran out of beer at the reception 2 hours before the end of the night. make sure you have them stock up if you book them! Read less
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Kaylene
Wedding:
10/26/2013
4.3/5.0
Lola's did an amazing job catering my wedding...the day would not have gone as smoothly without Annalise there to make sure everything came together! They are one of a kind...and the food that was served made quite the impression on our friends and family who will be visiting their restaurant, and possibly using them to cater other family events as well!
Lola's did an amazing job catering my wedding...the day would not have gone as smoothly without Annalise there to make Read more...
Lola's did an amazing job catering my wedding...the day would not have gone as smoothly without Annalise there to make sure everything came together! They are one of a kind...and the food that was served made quite the impression on our friends and family who will be visiting their restaurant, and possibly using them to cater other family events as well! Read less
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