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Primizie Catering

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

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512-782-2373

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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

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Kimberly
Wedding:
11/16/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired Primizie as our Wedding Caterer. I can't say enough about how delicious the food is, how accommodating they are and how excellent the staff is. We had such a wonderful experience working with them. I can't tell you how many rave reviews we have gotten on our wedding food. There were a number of chefs and hospitality industry folks attending our wedding and the food was very impressive to all guests. Primizie even set up a beautiful table for two in the bridal suite for us to enjoy our meal (as you know most couples don't get to eat at their own weddings). Also a freak arctic blast blew in for our wedding, the staff did an amazing job at moving everything under cover and creating a warm and intimate setting for our ceremony where our guests could keep warm. There were no issues that day and everything was executed beautifully. I highly recommend Primizie Catering.
We hired Primizie as our Wedding Caterer. I can't say enough about how delicious the food is, how accommodating they are Read more...
We hired Primizie as our Wedding Caterer. I can't say enough about how delicious the food is, how accommodating they are and how excellent the staff is. We had such a wonderful experience working with them. I can't tell you how many rave reviews we have gotten on our wedding food. There were a number of chefs and hospitality industry folks attending our wedding and the food was very impressive to all guests. Primizie even set up a beautiful table for two in the bridal suite for us to enjoy our meal (as you know most couples don't get to eat at their own weddings). Also a freak arctic blast blew in for our wedding, the staff did an amazing job at moving everything under cover and creating a warm and intimate setting for our ceremony where our guests could keep warm. There were no issues that day and everything was executed beautifully. I highly recommend Primizie Catering. Read less
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Adrienne
Wedding:
10/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Primizie catered our wedding of 160 people with efficiency, professionalism, and a stress on deliciousness, and we could not have been more pleased!! The food was amazing - We loved every bite we took! And we kept hearing from our guests: "This food is incredible - It's food I would get in an expensive restaurant, not be served at a wedding!" AND "Best wedding food I've ever had!"

They were creative and innovative, with unique ideas that really set them apart from other companies we met with. Emily brought food for at least 10 people to the tasting. It was all cooked to perfection the way it would be on the day of the wedding and we feasted the night of the tasting and for a couple of days after with the leftovers.

All the food is prepared on site, so it was all incredibly fresh.

We (bride and groom) had fully prepared plates delivered to us as soon as we arrived at our table (which we didn't eat much of because of the excitement. Not to worry though - they had made up a whole bundle of food for us and put it in our exit car. We stopped down the road and ate it all!

Thank You Primizie for an outstanding wedding catering experience!

Adrienne & Drew!
Primizie catered our wedding of 160 people with efficiency, professionalism, and a stress on deliciousness, and we could Read more...
Primizie catered our wedding of 160 people with efficiency, professionalism, and a stress on deliciousness, and we could not have been more pleased!! The food was amazing - We loved every bite we took! And we kept hearing from our guests: "This food is incredible - It's food I would get in an expensive restaurant, not be served at a wedding!" AND "Best wedding food I've ever had!"

They were creative and innovative, with unique ideas that really set them apart from other companies we met with. Emily brought food for at least 10 people to the tasting. It was all cooked to perfection the way it would be on the day of the wedding and we feasted the night of the tasting and for a couple of days after with the leftovers.

All the food is prepared on site, so it was all incredibly fresh.

We (bride and groom) had fully prepared plates delivered to us as soon as we arrived at our table (which we didn't eat much of because of the excitement. Not to worry though - they had made up a whole bundle of food for us and put it in our exit car. We stopped down the road and ate it all!

Thank You Primizie for an outstanding wedding catering experience!

Adrienne & Drew! Read less
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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.
After sitting with 3 other catering companies, we chose Primizie because of the quality of presentation and ingredients. Read more...
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. Read less
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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
I do not even know where to start.....I could write a 1000 page novel on how amazing Primizie is!! Amy & Emily were there Read more...
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 Read less
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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!
I introduced my clients to Primizie for their March 2013 wedding because I had used them in the past and never been Read more...
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! Read less
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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.
Amy was absolutely fabulous, and the whole Primizie crew did a great job with our wedding.

When we were Read more...
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. Read less
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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
Events by Emily was simply awesome. (They are about to take over Primize and start using the Primize name as well) We Read more...
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 Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Food and presentation was amazing! Large variety and styles to choose from. They even let us adjust !
Food and presentation was amazing! Large variety and styles to choose from. They even let us adjust !
Food and presentation was amazing! Large variety and styles to choose from. They even let us adjust ! Read less
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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.
Emily from Events by Emily was fantastic! We hired her as a wedding planner as we were in Houston and she was extremely Read more...
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. Read less
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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!
When we were considering different caterers for our wedding, I knew we wanted to have the very best. And after checking a Read more...
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! Read less
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