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Matthews Catering Company

Central Village , CT
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15 East Main Street, PoBox 176
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Monty
Wedding:
10/4/2015
5.0/5.0
We had an excellent experience with Matthews Catering Company for our wedding reception and would recommend them.
Our theme was a little different and required coordinating with other vendors which Mathews did seamlessly and professionally.
They worked with us to create a menu that was delicious and represented "us".
We were extremely appreciative for their guidance and experience in helping us through the preparation and planning.
Our reception went off without a hitch and my guests, and most importantly - my bride had a time to remember.
We had an excellent experience with Matthews Catering Company for our wedding reception and would recommend them.
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We had an excellent experience with Matthews Catering Company for our wedding reception and would recommend them.
Our theme was a little different and required coordinating with other vendors which Mathews did seamlessly and professionally.
They worked with us to create a menu that was delicious and represented "us".
We were extremely appreciative for their guidance and experience in helping us through the preparation and planning.
Our reception went off without a hitch and my guests, and most importantly - my bride had a time to remember. Read less
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Jaclyn Teixeira
Wedding:
8/8/2015
5.0/5.0
Selecting Matthew's Catering for our wedding turned out to be one of the best decisions we made! From beginning to end we had a wonderful experience working with Matthew, Penny, Lin, and the rest of the team. The food is excellent and the serving sizes are so generous! We wanted a wedding with great food that guests would remember for it's quality and uniqueness. We're happy to report that Matthew's pulled this off with great success and finesse! Our guests were raving about how delicious the food was. Our guests said there were more than enough hors d'oeuvres passed around (freshly-dipped mini corndogs were a huge hit!). Our duet entrees were amazing: Root beer braised short ribs of beef with whipped butternut squash and sautéed green beans, and chicken francese with whipped potatoes and sautéed baby spinach. Yes, it's all of that on one plate! We loved not having to deal with tracking meal orders - everyone got the same entrée and it worked out great! And the entrees were beautifully presented on rectangular plates. We also had late night snacks passed (tater tots and mini waffles with sautéed apples and whipped cream), again, a huge hit! Matthew's and their team were also very flexible with some changes we made along the way, and were very accommodating of special dietary restrictions and allergies. We had zero issues with any of that. They also provided complimentary iced tea and lemonade with mason jars before the ceremony. They provide a coordinator (included in the pricing) to help with coordinating all the rentals for you, and to help with decorations, floor plan, etc., and the magic of getting food to the bride and groom on the big day. Yes, we ate our food! We felt they exceeded our expectations, the prices were reasonable, and we would recommend them to anyone. Just know they don't provide bartending services or dessert items - they focus on what they do best and that is Food, A Lot of delicious food.
Selecting Matthew's Catering for our wedding turned out to be one of the best decisions we made! From beginning to end we Read more...
Selecting Matthew's Catering for our wedding turned out to be one of the best decisions we made! From beginning to end we had a wonderful experience working with Matthew, Penny, Lin, and the rest of the team. The food is excellent and the serving sizes are so generous! We wanted a wedding with great food that guests would remember for it's quality and uniqueness. We're happy to report that Matthew's pulled this off with great success and finesse! Our guests were raving about how delicious the food was. Our guests said there were more than enough hors d'oeuvres passed around (freshly-dipped mini corndogs were a huge hit!). Our duet entrees were amazing: Root beer braised short ribs of beef with whipped butternut squash and sautéed green beans, and chicken francese with whipped potatoes and sautéed baby spinach. Yes, it's all of that on one plate! We loved not having to deal with tracking meal orders - everyone got the same entrée and it worked out great! And the entrees were beautifully presented on rectangular plates. We also had late night snacks passed (tater tots and mini waffles with sautéed apples and whipped cream), again, a huge hit! Matthew's and their team were also very flexible with some changes we made along the way, and were very accommodating of special dietary restrictions and allergies. We had zero issues with any of that. They also provided complimentary iced tea and lemonade with mason jars before the ceremony. They provide a coordinator (included in the pricing) to help with coordinating all the rentals for you, and to help with decorations, floor plan, etc., and the magic of getting food to the bride and groom on the big day. Yes, we ate our food! We felt they exceeded our expectations, the prices were reasonable, and we would recommend them to anyone. Just know they don't provide bartending services or dessert items - they focus on what they do best and that is Food, A Lot of delicious food. Read less
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Kyle
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Matthew and staff absolutely dominated our wedding. After searching for many vendors, Matthews was the first caterer to express genuine interest in us and our needs and promise to work with all of our requests. Man did they deliver. We had MANY exchanges with Penny, Kathy, Janet, Linda and Matthew leading up to our big day. They were so responsive and helpful from recommending certain food items based on our wishes to helping coordinate all rentals for linens, tables, etc.

Now for the food! Absolutely amazing. If you are evaluating caterers, please go in for a tasting to let Matthew show you what he can do. We had already decided to go with them prior to our tasting but if we were in-between two options, it Matthew's would've been the clear winner. We have heard from many of our guests they were amazed by the creativity, flavor, presentation and overall deliciousness of the food from the appetizers (must get the mini lobster rolls) to the dinner (MUST get the Ritz cracker crusted cod). We did not do dessert through Matthews but we sampled it during the tasting and it was also on point.

If you are looking for a reasonably priced, amazing catering experience for your wedding that will cater to all your needs while developing a personal connection, please do not look further than Matthews. My mouth is actually watering right now...
Matthew and staff absolutely dominated our wedding. After searching for many vendors, Matthews was the first caterer to Read more...
Matthew and staff absolutely dominated our wedding. After searching for many vendors, Matthews was the first caterer to express genuine interest in us and our needs and promise to work with all of our requests. Man did they deliver. We had MANY exchanges with Penny, Kathy, Janet, Linda and Matthew leading up to our big day. They were so responsive and helpful from recommending certain food items based on our wishes to helping coordinate all rentals for linens, tables, etc.

Now for the food! Absolutely amazing. If you are evaluating caterers, please go in for a tasting to let Matthew show you what he can do. We had already decided to go with them prior to our tasting but if we were in-between two options, it Matthew's would've been the clear winner. We have heard from many of our guests they were amazed by the creativity, flavor, presentation and overall deliciousness of the food from the appetizers (must get the mini lobster rolls) to the dinner (MUST get the Ritz cracker crusted cod). We did not do dessert through Matthews but we sampled it during the tasting and it was also on point.

If you are looking for a reasonably priced, amazing catering experience for your wedding that will cater to all your needs while developing a personal connection, please do not look further than Matthews. My mouth is actually watering right now... Read less
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Justine
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a catering company to meet your every need for that special day ~ Matthews Catering Company is it!!! From our very first contact with their staff, Penny, to the final day of celebration - personal greeting by Chef Matt, the conduct was professional and even better, carried out with a personable and sincere, caring attitude.
Our daughter's wedding day was much anticipated as she took many months to prepare decorations, center pieces, favors etc. As much effort for excellence that she put in, this was met and exceeded by the food planning and preparation. (After she came back from a private food tasting with her fiance, her comment was, "Well, that was the best food I've ever tasted! The guests will love it!" Her prophetic words rang true as many guests raved about the selections, amount and fine quality of the appetizers to the entrees.
One of the great qualities of this company is their ability to make you feel as if YOU are the most important customer and what ever you need, they will make it happen!!! An opportunity to meet with Matthew gives the customer a sense of security in knowing that he is overseeing the entire process. From there, the wedding coordinator provides suggestions when needed and a quiet calmness to the rehearsal through to when the last dish is cleared away.
The wait staff is efficient, courteous and thorough!!! Their desire to make this the best event for you is evident in all aspects of service. They take care of setting up the venue exactly as requested and are available to handle any changes that come about at the last minute.
A wedding is one of the greatest milestones in a person's life - and Matthews Catering Company provided the perfect compliment to our daughter's special day! I highly recommend them to fulfill your expectations of excellence as they did for our family.
If you are looking for a catering company to meet your every need for that special day ~ Matthews Catering Company is Read more...
If you are looking for a catering company to meet your every need for that special day ~ Matthews Catering Company is it!!! From our very first contact with their staff, Penny, to the final day of celebration - personal greeting by Chef Matt, the conduct was professional and even better, carried out with a personable and sincere, caring attitude.
Our daughter's wedding day was much anticipated as she took many months to prepare decorations, center pieces, favors etc. As much effort for excellence that she put in, this was met and exceeded by the food planning and preparation. (After she came back from a private food tasting with her fiance, her comment was, "Well, that was the best food I've ever tasted! The guests will love it!" Her prophetic words rang true as many guests raved about the selections, amount and fine quality of the appetizers to the entrees.
One of the great qualities of this company is their ability to make you feel as if YOU are the most important customer and what ever you need, they will make it happen!!! An opportunity to meet with Matthew gives the customer a sense of security in knowing that he is overseeing the entire process. From there, the wedding coordinator provides suggestions when needed and a quiet calmness to the rehearsal through to when the last dish is cleared away.
The wait staff is efficient, courteous and thorough!!! Their desire to make this the best event for you is evident in all aspects of service. They take care of setting up the venue exactly as requested and are available to handle any changes that come about at the last minute.
A wedding is one of the greatest milestones in a person's life - and Matthews Catering Company provided the perfect compliment to our daughter's special day! I highly recommend them to fulfill your expectations of excellence as they did for our family. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
Matthew provided my guests with an amazing dining experience at my wedding. My husband and I hired Matthew a year before our wedding. The communication with the staff did get frustrating during the year. After speaking with Matthew about this issue, it was resolved. The food at our tasting was out of this world. I wondered if it would be possible to create this same quality when cooking for 150 guests. The wedding day food blew our guests away. We have gotten many phone calls from friends since the wedding wanting to use Matthew's Catering for future events. Each staff member was attentive to the needs of our guests at all times. The passed appetizers were brought around at a rate that each guest could enjoy the tasty treats. The menu was truly personalized to food that we love from mini lobster rolls during cocktail hour to a bacon bar at the end of the night. I would highly recommend Matthew's Catering. Matthew is extremely talented and truly went above and beyond to deliver the best food I have ever tasted.
Matthew provided my guests with an amazing dining experience at my wedding. My husband and I hired Matthew a year before Read more...
Matthew provided my guests with an amazing dining experience at my wedding. My husband and I hired Matthew a year before our wedding. The communication with the staff did get frustrating during the year. After speaking with Matthew about this issue, it was resolved. The food at our tasting was out of this world. I wondered if it would be possible to create this same quality when cooking for 150 guests. The wedding day food blew our guests away. We have gotten many phone calls from friends since the wedding wanting to use Matthew's Catering for future events. Each staff member was attentive to the needs of our guests at all times. The passed appetizers were brought around at a rate that each guest could enjoy the tasty treats. The menu was truly personalized to food that we love from mini lobster rolls during cocktail hour to a bacon bar at the end of the night. I would highly recommend Matthew's Catering. Matthew is extremely talented and truly went above and beyond to deliver the best food I have ever tasted. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/11/2014
4.8/5.0
They made my special day amazing. I didn't not have to worry about anything regarding the catering. The food was out of this world.
They made my special day amazing. I didn't not have to worry about anything regarding the catering. The food was out of Read more...
They made my special day amazing. I didn't not have to worry about anything regarding the catering. The food was out of this world. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I was familiar with Matthew's Catering, as I'd been to events and holiday parties that they'd catered. I'd even hired them to cater my second son's graduation party, with wonderful results. So when my oldest son got engaged we wanted the food to be perfect. Matthew's Catering was our first choice.
We met with owner Matthew Johnson to go over our choices. We had one guest with food restrictions due to gluten and lactose allergies, and instead of singling her out with one specially-prepared meal, he simply adjusted the menu to include items that were within her restrictions and delicious enough for everyone to enjoy. Richard handled all of the little details, like ordering the tablecloths, organizing the place settings, and even making sure the colors were just right. We were able to drop off the centerpieces, favors, name cards, toasting glasses, and other small items so important to a wedding to Matthew's Catering a week before the wedding, and everything was set up beautifully for us when guests arrived. And chef, Matt D., was dedicated to providing the best meal possible, presenting a display of fresh ingredients, mouth-watering appetizers, and sumptuous entrees.
We had one wedding crisis. The rentals were dropped off at the venue the night before the wedding, and the caterer from the previous night accidentally took all the dishes and tablecloths when they left. The staff of Matthew's Catering handled the situation quickly and discreetly, acquiring upgraded rentals in time to get everything set up and displayed handsomely, and our guests were none the wiser. They certainly saved the day, and our son's wedding to his beautiful bride was everything we'd hoped for and more.
I would enthusiastically recommend Matthew's Catering to anyone seeking a professional caterer for an event, party, or wedding. Matthew an his team are proficient, personable, provide exceptional service and delicious food, and go above and beyond to make sure everything goes impeccably well.
I was familiar with Matthew's Catering, as I'd been to events and holiday parties that they'd catered. I'd even hired them Read more...
I was familiar with Matthew's Catering, as I'd been to events and holiday parties that they'd catered. I'd even hired them to cater my second son's graduation party, with wonderful results. So when my oldest son got engaged we wanted the food to be perfect. Matthew's Catering was our first choice.
We met with owner Matthew Johnson to go over our choices. We had one guest with food restrictions due to gluten and lactose allergies, and instead of singling her out with one specially-prepared meal, he simply adjusted the menu to include items that were within her restrictions and delicious enough for everyone to enjoy. Richard handled all of the little details, like ordering the tablecloths, organizing the place settings, and even making sure the colors were just right. We were able to drop off the centerpieces, favors, name cards, toasting glasses, and other small items so important to a wedding to Matthew's Catering a week before the wedding, and everything was set up beautifully for us when guests arrived. And chef, Matt D., was dedicated to providing the best meal possible, presenting a display of fresh ingredients, mouth-watering appetizers, and sumptuous entrees.
We had one wedding crisis. The rentals were dropped off at the venue the night before the wedding, and the caterer from the previous night accidentally took all the dishes and tablecloths when they left. The staff of Matthew's Catering handled the situation quickly and discreetly, acquiring upgraded rentals in time to get everything set up and displayed handsomely, and our guests were none the wiser. They certainly saved the day, and our son's wedding to his beautiful bride was everything we'd hoped for and more.
I would enthusiastically recommend Matthew's Catering to anyone seeking a professional caterer for an event, party, or wedding. Matthew an his team are proficient, personable, provide exceptional service and delicious food, and go above and beyond to make sure everything goes impeccably well. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Matthews Catering catered my wedding and I couldn't have asked for more. They tailored the menu to our likes and never said no to any of our suggestions. They were able to work within our budget. The food presentation was delightful, displayed beautifully. We had stations for our wedding and the guests raved about the selections (NE seafood, carving, and risotto). Our appetizers where bountiful and never ran out. The staff was attentive to my needs as the bride and ensured I got to try everything, as I couldn't sit still wanting to visit all my guests. Professional staff, experienced chefs, and attention to details: what more could you ask for? I highly recommend Matthews Catering if you are looking for comfort food make with heart, and exceptional planning staff.
Matthews Catering catered my wedding and I couldn't have asked for more. They tailored the menu to our likes and never Read more...
Matthews Catering catered my wedding and I couldn't have asked for more. They tailored the menu to our likes and never said no to any of our suggestions. They were able to work within our budget. The food presentation was delightful, displayed beautifully. We had stations for our wedding and the guests raved about the selections (NE seafood, carving, and risotto). Our appetizers where bountiful and never ran out. The staff was attentive to my needs as the bride and ensured I got to try everything, as I couldn't sit still wanting to visit all my guests. Professional staff, experienced chefs, and attention to details: what more could you ask for? I highly recommend Matthews Catering if you are looking for comfort food make with heart, and exceptional planning staff. Read less
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The Mtown Wedding
Wedding:
10/16/2010
1.9/5.0
Starting out with Matthew's Catering was delightful. They responded to my inquiry almost immediately and worked with me frequently and sometimes daily to design my wedding menu however as I should have guessed it was too good to be true. The day of our tasting, my fiance at the time and I were blown away. Both the presentation and execution were wonderful but when it mattered most, the day of our wedding, everything lacked. I feel we were promised things that didn't turn out. The displays were tacky designed with silk flowers that were dusty. Almost all of the dishes were disappointing either missing small ingredients or served poorly cooked. For example, the peanut Thai chicken skewers were garnished with scallions the day of our tasting and were served tender and dressed in peanut Thai sauce. The day of the wedding the chicken was dry and sparsely glazed with peanut Thai sauce and missing that bite of scallion flavor.
Perhaps what upset us the most was the professional performance during the reception. There were a few very awkward moments when our guests as well us could hear someone yelling from the kitchen and things being thrown around. To say the least my husband and I were mortified.
Please consider my experience when considering Matthew's Catering Company!
Starting out with Matthew's Catering was delightful. They responded to my inquiry almost immediately and worked with me Read more...
Starting out with Matthew's Catering was delightful. They responded to my inquiry almost immediately and worked with me frequently and sometimes daily to design my wedding menu however as I should have guessed it was too good to be true. The day of our tasting, my fiance at the time and I were blown away. Both the presentation and execution were wonderful but when it mattered most, the day of our wedding, everything lacked. I feel we were promised things that didn't turn out. The displays were tacky designed with silk flowers that were dusty. Almost all of the dishes were disappointing either missing small ingredients or served poorly cooked. For example, the peanut Thai chicken skewers were garnished with scallions the day of our tasting and were served tender and dressed in peanut Thai sauce. The day of the wedding the chicken was dry and sparsely glazed with peanut Thai sauce and missing that bite of scallion flavor.
Perhaps what upset us the most was the professional performance during the reception. There were a few very awkward moments when our guests as well us could hear someone yelling from the kitchen and things being thrown around. To say the least my husband and I were mortified.
Please consider my experience when considering Matthew's Catering Company! Read less
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Happy Couple
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
To say that the food by, and experience with, Matthews Catering was excellent would be an understatement. They were responsive, very creative and tremendously talented. The food on our wedding day was just as fabulous as it was during our tasting and the food displays were gorgeous. My husband and I wanted the food to be a little different, with a New Orleans flair, and they came up with several unique appetizers just for us (New Orleans Style Fried Oyster w/ kickin’ Bayou sauce!). The New Orleans Beignet dessert station was such a hit that our guests enjoyed 3 or 4 each! I cannot count the number of guests who have told us that our food was the best food of any wedding they had attended before.

Matthews Catering also ensured that we found the time to eat throughout the reception. Right after the ceremony, while the guests were mingling and my husband and I were preparing for our private photo session, Matthews Catering brought us a platter of all of the appetizers that we were missing, some champagne and glasses of warm cider. We never would have thought to ask for this. They also worked very closely with our venue and our photographers to ensure that the day went as smoothly as possible.

Accordingly, you can imagine our shock when we were informed that a bride/groom had posted a review of Matthews Catering as though they had been married on the same day as us. According to the review by “MTown Wedding”, he/she was married on the same day and had his/her wedding was catered by Matthews Catering. However, to my knowledge Matthews Catering only catered one wedding that day: our wedding. At our wedding there was no yelling or other noise coming from the kitchen, the food was just as great as it was during our tasting, and there were no silk flowers in the room.

Please, if you are considering using Matthews Catering, call them and refer to this post. I plan to tell Matthews Catering that they can refer you directly to me and I will be happy to tell you all about our wedding and the great experiences that we had with Matthews Catering. In fact, it was so great that today my husband called them to ask whether (i) they could cater an event for his office and (ii) they could recreate our wedding day food so that my husband and I could enjoy it once again. It was during that phone call that we were told about the review from "MTown Wedding."
To say that the food by, and experience with, Matthews Catering was excellent would be an understatement. They were Read more...
To say that the food by, and experience with, Matthews Catering was excellent would be an understatement. They were responsive, very creative and tremendously talented. The food on our wedding day was just as fabulous as it was during our tasting and the food displays were gorgeous. My husband and I wanted the food to be a little different, with a New Orleans flair, and they came up with several unique appetizers just for us (New Orleans Style Fried Oyster w/ kickin’ Bayou sauce!). The New Orleans Beignet dessert station was such a hit that our guests enjoyed 3 or 4 each! I cannot count the number of guests who have told us that our food was the best food of any wedding they had attended before.

Matthews Catering also ensured that we found the time to eat throughout the reception. Right after the ceremony, while the guests were mingling and my husband and I were preparing for our private photo session, Matthews Catering brought us a platter of all of the appetizers that we were missing, some champagne and glasses of warm cider. We never would have thought to ask for this. They also worked very closely with our venue and our photographers to ensure that the day went as smoothly as possible.

Accordingly, you can imagine our shock when we were informed that a bride/groom had posted a review of Matthews Catering as though they had been married on the same day as us. According to the review by “MTown Wedding”, he/she was married on the same day and had his/her wedding was catered by Matthews Catering. However, to my knowledge Matthews Catering only catered one wedding that day: our wedding. At our wedding there was no yelling or other noise coming from the kitchen, the food was just as great as it was during our tasting, and there were no silk flowers in the room.

Please, if you are considering using Matthews Catering, call them and refer to this post. I plan to tell Matthews Catering that they can refer you directly to me and I will be happy to tell you all about our wedding and the great experiences that we had with Matthews Catering. In fact, it was so great that today my husband called them to ask whether (i) they could cater an event for his office and (ii) they could recreate our wedding day food so that my husband and I could enjoy it once again. It was during that phone call that we were told about the review from "MTown Wedding." Read less
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