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Main Course

New Paltz , NY
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175 Main Street
New Paltz, NY 12561 US (map)

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845-255-2600

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ABOUT US

A creative passion for food is the philosophy of Main Course Caterers. Under the innovative leadership of chef/owner, Bruce Kazan, Main Course Caterers’ team of talented professionals... Read more
A creative passion for food is the philosophy of Main Course Caterers. Under the innovative leadership of chef/owner, Bruce Kazan, Main Course Caterers’ team of talented professionals create and execute elegant menus designed to your personal tastes. From the moment you walk in our door, Main Course event planners are there to help you bring your wedding vision to life. Main Course Caterers’ offers many spectacular and exclusive sites throughout the beautiful Hudson Valley.

Main Course is a full service caterer, providing expertise in coordinating all aspects of your special day. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, British, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
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 Wine, Liquor License, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

REVIEWS

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Elise
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
I honestly don't even know where to begin. Hiring Main Course to cater and plan our Hudson Valley barn wedding on October 1 was the BEST decision that we made in the whole planning process. From our initial meeting to the day of the wedding, Bruce, Amanda and the rest of the staff were an absolute dream team. Bruce is such a great guy and a genius! He created the most perfect menu for our evening and really listened to what was important to us. He added an absolutely delicious vegan entree to our menu to accommodate family members and added personal touches to create a menu that really reflected us. The menu was completely personalized to us and every request we had was met with enthusiasm! Every aspect of the menu - the signature cocktails, passed hors d'oeuvres, the harvest table spread, the unique family style dinner, the outstanding dessert table and delicious wedding cake, was absolutely perfect. People are still raving about the food weeks later!! In addition to the outstanding food, the staff at Main Course is so completely in sync and professional. After a few meetings and phone calls with Amanda, I knew that I could put the entire event in her hands and not have to worry about a single thing being overlooked. She answered all of my questions promptly and with extreme poise, she calmed my nerves when I felt overwhelmed, took care of all of our rentals and made the place settings look absolutely exquisite, she made sure the barn was setup perfectly, and she ran the entire evening flawlessly. The waitstaff and bartenders were all extremely professional, courteous and on the ball the entire evening. Words cannot even express our gratitude and appreciation for all the hardwork, love and thought that the Main Course staff put into making our wedding a dream come true.
I honestly don't even know where to begin. Hiring Main Course to cater and plan our Hudson Valley barn wedding on October Read more...
I honestly don't even know where to begin. Hiring Main Course to cater and plan our Hudson Valley barn wedding on October 1 was the BEST decision that we made in the whole planning process. From our initial meeting to the day of the wedding, Bruce, Amanda and the rest of the staff were an absolute dream team. Bruce is such a great guy and a genius! He created the most perfect menu for our evening and really listened to what was important to us. He added an absolutely delicious vegan entree to our menu to accommodate family members and added personal touches to create a menu that really reflected us. The menu was completely personalized to us and every request we had was met with enthusiasm! Every aspect of the menu - the signature cocktails, passed hors d'oeuvres, the harvest table spread, the unique family style dinner, the outstanding dessert table and delicious wedding cake, was absolutely perfect. People are still raving about the food weeks later!! In addition to the outstanding food, the staff at Main Course is so completely in sync and professional. After a few meetings and phone calls with Amanda, I knew that I could put the entire event in her hands and not have to worry about a single thing being overlooked. She answered all of my questions promptly and with extreme poise, she calmed my nerves when I felt overwhelmed, took care of all of our rentals and made the place settings look absolutely exquisite, she made sure the barn was setup perfectly, and she ran the entire evening flawlessly. The waitstaff and bartenders were all extremely professional, courteous and on the ball the entire evening. Words cannot even express our gratitude and appreciation for all the hardwork, love and thought that the Main Course staff put into making our wedding a dream come true. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Melinda
Wedding:
9/17/2016
5.0/5.0
We used main course for our wedding. Emily, Amanda and Bruce exceeded all expectations of food and service. They know what they're doing. They were on point in every aspect of our wedding leaving no worries or stress. They went above and beyond what our expectations were in a wedding caterer.
We got several compliments on it being the best food people have ever had.
We also asked main course to cater our brunch the following morning at our home. They set everything up, made it look amazing, and they cleaned everything up. We didn't have to do one thing for a brunch of 40. Just enjoy the delicious food.
Amazingly friendly staff, amazing experience. We would recommend them to anyone!
We used main course for our wedding. Emily, Amanda and Bruce exceeded all expectations of food and service. They know what Read more...
We used main course for our wedding. Emily, Amanda and Bruce exceeded all expectations of food and service. They know what they're doing. They were on point in every aspect of our wedding leaving no worries or stress. They went above and beyond what our expectations were in a wedding caterer.
We got several compliments on it being the best food people have ever had.
We also asked main course to cater our brunch the following morning at our home. They set everything up, made it look amazing, and they cleaned everything up. We didn't have to do one thing for a brunch of 40. Just enjoy the delicious food.
Amazingly friendly staff, amazing experience. We would recommend them to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Dore
Wedding:
7/30/2016
5.0/5.0
Main Course was put on the most beautiful and professional wedding I could have imagined. The food was out of this world, the services was impeccable and they were very attentive to our needs throughout the entire process. They were completely transparent about costs and were willing to work with us to help reach our target budget.

We also used Amanda from Main Course as our wedding planner and she was crucial to our wedding success. Her schedule was so comprehensive I did not have a single thing to worry about on the wedding day. She was pleasant, helpful and calm through the entire process and made sure all of our special requests were taken into account for the weekend of our wedding.

If you are getting married in the Hudson Valley, Main Course is hands down the best choice for food, services, and execution. I cannot thank them enough for making my wedding vision come to life in such a magical way!
Main Course was put on the most beautiful and professional wedding I could have imagined. The food was out of this world, Read more...
Main Course was put on the most beautiful and professional wedding I could have imagined. The food was out of this world, the services was impeccable and they were very attentive to our needs throughout the entire process. They were completely transparent about costs and were willing to work with us to help reach our target budget.

We also used Amanda from Main Course as our wedding planner and she was crucial to our wedding success. Her schedule was so comprehensive I did not have a single thing to worry about on the wedding day. She was pleasant, helpful and calm through the entire process and made sure all of our special requests were taken into account for the weekend of our wedding.

If you are getting married in the Hudson Valley, Main Course is hands down the best choice for food, services, and execution. I cannot thank them enough for making my wedding vision come to life in such a magical way! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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Christie
Wedding:
4/29/2016
4.7/5.0
Great vegan menu! We worked with Amanda to coordinate everything and she is a pleasure to work with. She has a great eye for detail and is quick to respond. Bruce (owner) met with us to help refine the original menu planned- he helped fine tune the flavors and feel of the menu and then we organized a tasting. He and Hogan walked me through the tasting and the food was beautifully presented and anywhere adjustments needed to be made, they would bring me out another plate. We were slightly nervous serving vegan food to our non-vegan family - we knew the food would HAVE to be good and filling to please everyone. At our dinner, everyone was raving that the food was the BEST food they have had at a wedding EVER. One couple even commented- with all the times they dine out, they have never had food this delicious! Main Course arrived in a timely manner, worked in a neat, professional fashion- Alana and Hogan worked our event and were AMAZING - the best we could have asked for! Main course even cleaned up meticulously and did not leave a trace. They were the utmost respectful group of people I have ever worked with. From start to finish- The Main Course team is a class act!
Great vegan menu! We worked with Amanda to coordinate everything and she is a pleasure to work with. She has a great eye Read more...
Great vegan menu! We worked with Amanda to coordinate everything and she is a pleasure to work with. She has a great eye for detail and is quick to respond. Bruce (owner) met with us to help refine the original menu planned- he helped fine tune the flavors and feel of the menu and then we organized a tasting. He and Hogan walked me through the tasting and the food was beautifully presented and anywhere adjustments needed to be made, they would bring me out another plate. We were slightly nervous serving vegan food to our non-vegan family - we knew the food would HAVE to be good and filling to please everyone. At our dinner, everyone was raving that the food was the BEST food they have had at a wedding EVER. One couple even commented- with all the times they dine out, they have never had food this delicious! Main Course arrived in a timely manner, worked in a neat, professional fashion- Alana and Hogan worked our event and were AMAZING - the best we could have asked for! Main course even cleaned up meticulously and did not leave a trace. They were the utmost respectful group of people I have ever worked with. From start to finish- The Main Course team is a class act! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
Hiring Main Course for catering our wedding at Shadow Lawn and to host our rehearsal dinner were two of the best decisions we made. The staff are unbelievable, and the food is as good as it gets with regard to freshness, flavor, and creativity.

We worked with Amanda, who worked very closely with us to help with menu planning, tastings, several menu changes, dealing with emails and calls from a stressed out micro-managing bride, etc. Never once did she seem bothered by our questions, our tireless efforts to negotiate wherever possible, or our indecisiveness. One thing (among many) that I absolutely loved about Amanda was that she didn't just tell us what we wanted to hear - she gave us her opinion when we asked for it. She advised against choosing tablecloths that don't reach the floor (thank g-d), and ran our rehearsal like the kindest drill sergeant you've ever met.

On the day of the wedding, the food was DELICIOUS...everyone raved about the HDs and each course (especially the butternut soup poured over spaetzle). I am not typically a fan of wedding cake, but I feel the need to point out that this one was out of this world amazing!
Hiring Main Course for catering our wedding at Shadow Lawn and to host our rehearsal dinner were two of the best decisions Read more...
Hiring Main Course for catering our wedding at Shadow Lawn and to host our rehearsal dinner were two of the best decisions we made. The staff are unbelievable, and the food is as good as it gets with regard to freshness, flavor, and creativity.

We worked with Amanda, who worked very closely with us to help with menu planning, tastings, several menu changes, dealing with emails and calls from a stressed out micro-managing bride, etc. Never once did she seem bothered by our questions, our tireless efforts to negotiate wherever possible, or our indecisiveness. One thing (among many) that I absolutely loved about Amanda was that she didn't just tell us what we wanted to hear - she gave us her opinion when we asked for it. She advised against choosing tablecloths that don't reach the floor (thank g-d), and ran our rehearsal like the kindest drill sergeant you've ever met.

On the day of the wedding, the food was DELICIOUS...everyone raved about the HDs and each course (especially the butternut soup poured over spaetzle). I am not typically a fan of wedding cake, but I feel the need to point out that this one was out of this world amazing! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I can't thank Main Course enough in assisting us with our wedding. We had our wedding at Shadow Lawn and it is a true DIY wedding venue. We had the pleasure with working with Amanda in assisting us in the planning process. I thought it would be very difficult to plan our wedding and a DIY type of wedding at that living 9-10 hours away from NY. It was difficult at times but MC made it possible and alleviated many of the stressors that comes along planning such an event. We couldn't have done it without them. I loved that we were able to customize our farm to table family style meals and every detail of our wedding. We would present Amanda an abstract idea of how we wanted our day to look and she would bring that idea into fruition. Overall, the entire staff was so personable, kind, and was so delightful. I can not recommend MC enough to be part of your big day. Thank you MC!!!!
I can't thank Main Course enough in assisting us with our wedding. We had our wedding at Shadow Lawn and it is a true DIY Read more...
I can't thank Main Course enough in assisting us with our wedding. We had our wedding at Shadow Lawn and it is a true DIY wedding venue. We had the pleasure with working with Amanda in assisting us in the planning process. I thought it would be very difficult to plan our wedding and a DIY type of wedding at that living 9-10 hours away from NY. It was difficult at times but MC made it possible and alleviated many of the stressors that comes along planning such an event. We couldn't have done it without them. I loved that we were able to customize our farm to table family style meals and every detail of our wedding. We would present Amanda an abstract idea of how we wanted our day to look and she would bring that idea into fruition. Overall, the entire staff was so personable, kind, and was so delightful. I can not recommend MC enough to be part of your big day. Thank you MC!!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I whole heartedly, without reservation, recommend Main Course for weddings.

We had SO many compliments that the food at our wedding was exquisite and by far the best wedding meal that our guests had ever had. We really enjoyed the meal ourselves.

We had a mostly vegetarian meal with a fish entree, although we did have chicken, beef, and lamb in the appetizers (which were sooo pretty). We chatted with Bruce on the phone a few times while developing our menu, and every time he had no shortage of creative ideas. His approach to cuisine is very inventive, and even though we love to cook and dine ourselves, I sometimes had a hard time envisioning some of his ideas. But then it all came together at the tasting, and I was truly grateful for his creativity and the depth of his knowledge. It's rare that wedding catering challenges you and provides flavors you haven't had before, but Bruce is a true master of his craft and we really appreciated that.

Main Course really, legitimately practices farm to table cuisine -- it isn't just a trend with them but a guiding ethos for sure. The produce used for our wedding meal was as fresh as could be, veggies at their peak flavor, cooked perfectly.

Main Course is expensive, but the service we received was outstanding. Our coordinator was Amanda, and I was extremely impressed by her patience, organization, and thoughtfulness. I don't think we could have had such a beautiful wedding if it weren't for Amanda helping us through the planning process. She is truly professional and excellent at her job, and I can't say enough good things about Amanda.

All in all, I'd say Main Course is 100% professional, very creative and inventive, artful, elegant, modern, tasteful, sophisticated, conscientious... They really made our wedding a huge success and accommodated our specific menu requests, our custom cocktails, our custom cake, table settings, so on. It was all fantastic.

THANK YOU, Main course!! 5 Stars!
I whole heartedly, without reservation, recommend Main Course for weddings.

We had SO many compliments that the Read more...
I whole heartedly, without reservation, recommend Main Course for weddings.

We had SO many compliments that the food at our wedding was exquisite and by far the best wedding meal that our guests had ever had. We really enjoyed the meal ourselves.

We had a mostly vegetarian meal with a fish entree, although we did have chicken, beef, and lamb in the appetizers (which were sooo pretty). We chatted with Bruce on the phone a few times while developing our menu, and every time he had no shortage of creative ideas. His approach to cuisine is very inventive, and even though we love to cook and dine ourselves, I sometimes had a hard time envisioning some of his ideas. But then it all came together at the tasting, and I was truly grateful for his creativity and the depth of his knowledge. It's rare that wedding catering challenges you and provides flavors you haven't had before, but Bruce is a true master of his craft and we really appreciated that.

Main Course really, legitimately practices farm to table cuisine -- it isn't just a trend with them but a guiding ethos for sure. The produce used for our wedding meal was as fresh as could be, veggies at their peak flavor, cooked perfectly.

Main Course is expensive, but the service we received was outstanding. Our coordinator was Amanda, and I was extremely impressed by her patience, organization, and thoughtfulness. I don't think we could have had such a beautiful wedding if it weren't for Amanda helping us through the planning process. She is truly professional and excellent at her job, and I can't say enough good things about Amanda.

All in all, I'd say Main Course is 100% professional, very creative and inventive, artful, elegant, modern, tasteful, sophisticated, conscientious... They really made our wedding a huge success and accommodated our specific menu requests, our custom cocktails, our custom cake, table settings, so on. It was all fantastic.

THANK YOU, Main course!! 5 Stars! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Jordan
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Main Course was incredible. Bruce and Heather were extremely flexible and worked with us to create a menu that catered entirely to our tastes. We love how they were able to integrate the menu with our theme and how well they were able to pull everything off using a facility that didn't have its own kitchen.
Main Course was incredible. Bruce and Heather were extremely flexible and worked with us to create a menu that catered Read more...
Main Course was incredible. Bruce and Heather were extremely flexible and worked with us to create a menu that catered entirely to our tastes. We love how they were able to integrate the menu with our theme and how well they were able to pull everything off using a facility that didn't have its own kitchen. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Kristin
Wedding:
7/12/2014
3.0/5.0
Overall, I thought that main course did a great job as caterers for our wedding. The food and the day of the wedding went very smoothly. The weeks months and days leading up the event were full of frustrations. There were certainly pros and cons to the whole experience.

Pros: The food was excellent, the staff was very kind and went out of their way to help out me and my husband the day of the wedding.

Cons: Too much staff. I had asked for less staff and friends of mine repeatedly saw staff members doing nothing. Knowing you're paying for unnecessary staff doesn't really put you at ease. In addition, my husband and I only got to try 1 out of the three passed appetizers. I would have loved to know how the others tasted.
The cost-- When you are paying for a wedding yourself you actually look at every bill. I was charged $22 per child under the age of 5. I just thought this was a low blow. I was already paying so much and there is no way a 3 year old is eating $22 worth of food.
The extra supplies. I was sent a spreadsheet of things that I needed to rent or purchase. Many of these items were things I thought a centering company would have in the first place, but then to my dismay, most of these things were not even used!! I totaled up about $250 in rental items that sat in a corner unused. Really disappointing.

This was my first experience with a catering company, so maybe my complaints come from inexperience and I love the Main Course marketplace, but overall I can't say I had a great experience with them.
Overall, I thought that main course did a great job as caterers for our wedding. The food and the day of the wedding went Read more...
Overall, I thought that main course did a great job as caterers for our wedding. The food and the day of the wedding went very smoothly. The weeks months and days leading up the event were full of frustrations. There were certainly pros and cons to the whole experience.

Pros: The food was excellent, the staff was very kind and went out of their way to help out me and my husband the day of the wedding.

Cons: Too much staff. I had asked for less staff and friends of mine repeatedly saw staff members doing nothing. Knowing you're paying for unnecessary staff doesn't really put you at ease. In addition, my husband and I only got to try 1 out of the three passed appetizers. I would have loved to know how the others tasted.
The cost-- When you are paying for a wedding yourself you actually look at every bill. I was charged $22 per child under the age of 5. I just thought this was a low blow. I was already paying so much and there is no way a 3 year old is eating $22 worth of food.
The extra supplies. I was sent a spreadsheet of things that I needed to rent or purchase. Many of these items were things I thought a centering company would have in the first place, but then to my dismay, most of these things were not even used!! I totaled up about $250 in rental items that sat in a corner unused. Really disappointing.

This was my first experience with a catering company, so maybe my complaints come from inexperience and I love the Main Course marketplace, but overall I can't say I had a great experience with them. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Laura
Wedding:
9/21/2013
4.6/5.0
Bruce and Heather are true professionals. We were throwing a real DIY wedding - in an empty barn space for 225 people. Literally everything had to be brought in, from catering, to booze, to lighting, bathrooms, heaters, and so on. We started out with one caterer and soon realized he was out of his league with the amount of work that needed to go into our event. We switched to Bruce and could not have felt more taken care of. Not only was the food incredible, but he and Heather took control of the event and the evening went off pretty much without a hitch. They were crucial in coordinating major pieces of the night.

Before the night even ended guests were raving about the quality of the food and the glowing reviews continued throughout the main course and even the next day through the brunch.

The price may be slightly more than some competitors - but they are totally worth it. Our wedding truly would not have been as seamless without Bruce and his team.
Bruce and Heather are true professionals. We were throwing a real DIY wedding - in an empty barn space for 225 people. Read more...
Bruce and Heather are true professionals. We were throwing a real DIY wedding - in an empty barn space for 225 people. Literally everything had to be brought in, from catering, to booze, to lighting, bathrooms, heaters, and so on. We started out with one caterer and soon realized he was out of his league with the amount of work that needed to go into our event. We switched to Bruce and could not have felt more taken care of. Not only was the food incredible, but he and Heather took control of the event and the evening went off pretty much without a hitch. They were crucial in coordinating major pieces of the night.

Before the night even ended guests were raving about the quality of the food and the glowing reviews continued throughout the main course and even the next day through the brunch.

The price may be slightly more than some competitors - but they are totally worth it. Our wedding truly would not have been as seamless without Bruce and his team. Read less
Services Used: Catering

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