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Primizie Catering

Austin , TX
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4601 Southwest Parkway
Austin, TX US 78735 (map)

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512-782-2373

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ABOUT US

Primizie Catering, formerly Events by Emily, is a full service, off premise catering company. Since its start in late 2000, Primizie Catering has brought a new level of service and style... Read more
Primizie Catering, formerly Events by Emily, is a full service, off premise catering company. Since its start in late 2000, Primizie Catering has brought a new level of service and style to Austin by serving innovative high quality food at events. Translated, the Italian word "Primizie" means the first vegetables and fruits harvested in a season. This philosophy is applied while creating all of our dishes; whether they are personal takes on classic dishes or cuisines from around the globe. Our seasonal offerings are always crafted with the finest ingredients. All dishes are created from scratch and executed by trained chefs at the event site to ensure freshness and quality. We work directly with our clients to develop the perfect cuisine for their occasion.

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Open Bar
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, Cajun, Chinese, Creole, Italian, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
500

REVIEWS

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Cristin
Wedding:
5/22/2014
5.0/5.0
After sitting with 3 other catering companies, we chose Primizie because of the quality of presentation and ingredients. We decided to do a buffet but wanted the experience of the guests to be one of a beautiful event and did not want to have traditional "buffet" feel and sterno's etc..Emily had catered a friend of our's wedding the Fall before and we had seen the lovely slate pieces, glass bowls, wooden boxes, flowers, etc. that she used to build a beautiful buffet presentation. I am in the wine and food business and see these done very frequently. This was very tasteful and very bright/balanced.

The other selling point, for certain, was the food, of course. Emily and her husband created a menu for us based on some specific requests we had about Italian food (I lived in Italy and wanted to have authentic food) but wanted to use some local Texas ingredients (fresh peaches, pecans, rosemary). They accommodated all our wishes and even made special provisions for our vegetarian guests and guests with other dietary needs.

When our crowd, full of wine importers, chefs, and foodies kept walking up to me saying "wow, the food is so good, " I knew not only were we happy but everyone was really happy.

When my wife said to me "We have to have the Pork; we can stop looking for caterers." after our first catering appointment, I knew we were likely going to choose them no matter who we visited.

Last thing-details. The meyer lemons she used on the grilled veggies and that she ordered to be used in our cocktails, fantastic. And, she went above and beyond to stay in our budget and still create a savory, memorable dinner.
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Jami
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
I do not even know where to start.....I could write a 1000 page novel on how amazing Primizie is!! Amy & Emily were there for me every step of the way, I am pretty sure I sent Amy a email every week for a year with different questions or concerns and she helped me every single time. On my wedding day Emily and her staff handled every single issue and made my speical day nothing short of amazing!!! Our cocktail hour and food was the most amazing thing I have ever experienced, and I would consider myself a huge foodie. I never once wanted or needed for a single thing on my wedding day. I always had a full glass of wine and was very happy. They really made everything so wonderful, they even had us togo food in our cabin waiting on us when the wedding was over. I would recommend Primizie to anyone and everyone looking for a caterer.

WOW!! They are so great!!!

Thank You Guys!!

Jami and Kayce
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Primizie Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Jami and Kayce. You were both so great to work with and I am truly so happy you are happy. Best wishes to you both, have a beautiful life together!
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Maryam
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
I introduced my clients to Primizie for their March 2013 wedding because I had used them in the past and never been disappointed. The couple was from New York and having a destination wedding outside of Austin, so they were relying on my recommendations.

My bride and groom still met with a few other caterers, but Amy and her team at Primizie were able to provide the food, service and quality my clients wanted and deserved for their wedding. They were so impressed, we hired Primizie to not only cater the wedding, but the rehearsal dinner as well. They were able to deliver a delicious, authentic Mexican dinner for the RD, and a Wild Game Texas dinner for the wedding, which everyone raved about. The food was absolutely delicious both nights, and the service from Amy and her team was beyond wonderful.

I have always loved Primizie's food, but what really stood out for me at this wedding was the service. When I got busy with the rehearsal and was short-handed, Amy's team stepped in and helped decorate giant trees around the rehearsal dinner venue with paper lanterns and pom poms the bride had provided. You can imagine my surprise when I returned from the rehearsal to see what her team had accomplished, it really showed the character of not only Amy but her team as well.

I really can't thank Amy and everyone at Primizie enough for having such a huge role in making my client's wedding memorable!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
2/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Amy was absolutely fabulous, and the whole Primizie crew did a great job with our wedding.

When we were planning, we had a lot of anxiety about the food. My husband is a vegetarian and we wanted to be sure that we had great food that he could enjoy, but would also be enjoyed by our guests. Primizie delivered that, with a reasonable price, and our food was one of the most complimented things at our wedding.

Amy was a lifesaver, in planning and just general knowledge of vendors in the area. I couldn't be happier with the help she provided.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Events by Emily was simply awesome. (They are about to take over Primize and start using the Primize name as well) We started talking to Emily in spring of 2011 when we first started planning. But we were all over the place. We knew we really liked her and she was so much more accommodating than anyone else we talked with. We ended up moving our date before we booked her and still were dragging our feet about things. But she was always super helpful.

Soooo once we were booked and as we got closer to our wedding she was still super easy to work with despite us changing our mind what seemed like 50 times about everything up until the week before. :) She also isn't out to price gouge you. Her food prices seemed reasonable, she isn't trying to make big marks up on any rentals she gets for you like silverware & glasses, her staff prices seemed reasonable in comparison to the other places we talked with. And for us the big thing was not being stuck to a list of 20 entrees that had preset options like some caterers we talked with.

Our wedding has now finally come and gone and everything was simply wonderful. Everyone loved the food, she was able to accommodate last minute additions of some gluten free folks by subbing rice for the pasta. Her staff was always making sure Dan & I had food, beverages, etc. They were right there when I had a question and a few times I ran to the changing room to grab things as we were getting ready to sit for dinner and they were all keeping an eye on me. Everyone has been telling me how wonderful her staff was. We picked out 2 classic cocktails the week before without time to try them. And they were awesomeeee. People said they were best French75s they've had in town. All weekend the family was asking if we brought home the extra food from dinner because they wanted some more of it. How often do you hear that about wedding food? haha
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Food and presentation was amazing! Large variety and styles to choose from. They even let us adjust !
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Susan
Wedding:
12/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Emily from Events by Emily was fantastic! We hired her as a wedding planner as we were in Houston and she was extremely helpful. She provided great referrals for our wedding that we wouldn't have even thought of on our own. She was able to vendor calls on our behalf and made our busy lives easier. She is extremely organized and kept our wedding weekend on a tight schedule. We also hired Emily's catering for a Chinese tea ceremony the day before the wedding - the food was fantastic and all our family and friends were impressed with the food and professional demeanor of her staff.
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mrfancypants
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
When we were considering different caterers for our wedding, I knew we wanted to have the very best. And after checking a few others out, I knew that I had found them in Events By Emily. We wanted to do something different and special for our wedding, to really make it stand out from the others, so we went with a tv themed wedding! To bring such an exciting event to life, I knew we had to find a caterer who would not just consider us another wedding, but someone who would fall in love with our idea, and help add their special touches to it. And that's what Emily did for us.

From the initial e-mail I sent her, to the day of our wedding, I would consider Emily a critical part of the success of our day. She was so kind when meeting with us initially, helping give us some rough ideas, and really getting into our idea, and bouncing ideas off of us. She presented so many different options for us to choose from, and helped not just compile a list of food to serve, but a cohesive and well thought out menu that I wish we could have every day of our lives. Trust me, if you can, you must try to get the fried Mac and Cheese. I will warn you though. Once you've had theirs, you will never be able to have anyone else's. It is THAT good. I am STILL getting e-mails from guests telling us how amazing those were. It's no surprise that there were none left at the end of the evening.

Emily is such a sweet and fun person. When we had initially met with her, we had planned a menu for around 120, but we ended up cutting that number in half as we got closer to our special day. Was that an issue for her? Not at all! She helped make the necessary adjustments to our menu to better fit our new guest count. But it's not just the food that she helped fit into our menu. No, she took it 1 step further and even helped fit the drinks into our theme as well! That's just one other example of her going above and beyond the call of duty. And let me tell you, having 1 catering company who can not only provide amazing food and amazing people, but handle the bar as well? A huge plus indeed. I knew that with Emily working the event, there was nothing to worry about.

If you are unsure of who to write to, then do yourself a favor and send Emily an e-mail. They will prepare one of the best meals you will ever have in Austin, and help make you realize that you too can be the envy of all of your friends when you serve them some of the best food they've ever had. Speaking of which, I may have to go e-mail her right now for our next event!
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Mugsy
Wedding:
4/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Primizie is fantastic! They were so flexible working on a customized menu with me, and tweaking it several times to fit within my tight budget. The food was flawless, and I've never seen so many clean plates going back to a kitchen at a wedding. They use the finest fresh ingredients, presentation is creative, and service at the wedding was awesome! They even went an extra step and the servers wore details to fit the vintage theme. Everything was perfect, and the guests raved about the food from start to finish!
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Kim C
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Lisa and Mark helped me plan, pick out a menu in my budget and worked with me to iron out the details just a month before my wedding.

The Food was delicious; the presentation gorgeous, and the professionalism outstanding.
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ATxMOB
Wedding:
6/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Primizie's food was fabulously delicious.
The waitstaff was phenomenally attentive.
Robyn (my coordinator) was flexible, creative, responsive, attentive to my budget.
Did I mention the food was phenomenal?
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amyw
Wedding:
5/23/2009
5.0/5.0
Primizie was a fantastic company to work with. They provided complimentary tastings around our schedule and were super responsive to all our questions, and very understanding of our schedules planning a wedding from out of town. Lisa was awesome to work with very easily worked within our budget to plan a menu that fit our unique tastes as well as suiting our venue (Laguna Gloria). Great for brides on a budget - but with expensive taste!
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Trish
Wedding:
3/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Robyn was amazing to work with. She was very patient and guided us through our menu choices - their catering menu is very expansive. She helped us work within our budget. She was so helpful with everything - she was almost a wedding planner for me! The food was amazing - it all worked perfectly together and we got so many compliments - people still talk about the food at our reception. You will not be disappointed with Primizie.
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kmshaw
Wedding:
3/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Lisa was so great to work with. She took some basic ideas we had (a nice sit down dinner) and made a really great menu. She took care of all of the table/chair/linen rentals which was fantastic to not have to worry about. She was very accommodating when we asked to change or add things and provided lots of helpful suggestions along the way. We chose beef tenderloin for the main course, and we initially had some reservations about guests receiving too-well done beef. We asked several guests at several tables about the quality, and everyone said it was excellent so I guess we didn't need to worry! Our vegetarian guests also had a great meal, they didn't feel like second-class eaters at all. Everything was just fantastic! In the beginning, I did feel the price was high, but we received true excellence for it. I would gladly pay it again for such a great service!
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HALCOOL6
Wedding:
4/9/2011
4.9/5.0
The food was wonderful! The taste of everything exceeded our expectations - guests were complimenting the food all night. Everyone was very helpful and the service was exceptional. We had a buffet style dinner and when my (now husband) and I sat down to eat, our favorite drinks were already at the table with a full plate of food. The bartender knew what we were drinking the entire night, so when we came to the bar, our drinks were ready. Everyone - the waiters, bartender, and event manager were very helpful; from pinning my broken bustle to giving a guest their flip-flops because the guest’s heels broke!! Simply an amazing company!!! (Not to mention everthing they did to help us before the wedding)
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Christina
Wedding:
5/27/2012
4.8/5.0
Sometimes emails with them were confusing and although we switched event managers at the very end due to our original one leaving for another job, Primizie was one of the best vendors we had the night of our wedding. The presentation of the food was beautiful and inviting. The wait staff was kind, patient and attentive. They went above and beyond to help us break down after the event when we there was confusion with the rental company. We are still hearing about how absolutely delicious the food was - This is a review I rarely hear from weddings. So many people have told us how much they enjoyed dinner! They were so kind to my husband & I and sent us home with a delicious box of food for late-night munchies. I couldn't recommend Primizie more. Oh, and we interviewed A LOT of caterers and found that their prices were incomparable. Since they are custom, you don't have to pick from a menu and they are flexible with accommodating your tastes and needs. Thanks, Amy!
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callie
Wedding:
10/23/2010
4.8/5.0
I love primizie!!! Fabulous food and staff is excellent!
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Loulia
Wedding:
10/21/2005
4.7/5.0
Lisa was great to work with. She took our guest's preferences into consideration as well as our budget when designing our menu.
Primizie also provides additional staff if you choose to go for a sit-down dinner instead of a buffet.
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Courtney
Wedding:
9/17/2011
4.6/5.0
We selected Primizie for their delicious food and the presentation. We did not want anything you would find at a banquet hall or hotel. Primizie did not disappoint. We still get compliments almost 3 months after the wedding. My only disappointment was that we were not informed of a $700 pick up fee from Marquee for the rentals. Imagine our surprise when we met our budget then received the final invoice a few days after the wedding with an enormous additional charge. $700 is a lot of money. Sadly, because of this we had to cut back on the honeymoon to cover this unexpected fee. For that amount we would of found another solution.
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