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Rania's Catering

Pittsburgh , PA

LOCATION

100 Central Square
Pittsburgh, PA US 15228 (map)

PHONE

412-531-2222

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Rania's Catering will handle the rentals, staffing, menu and event planning surrounding your event. Our professional team of chefs will prepare your menu on site and your wedding cake... Read more
Rania's Catering will handle the rentals, staffing, menu and event planning surrounding your event. Our professional team of chefs will prepare your menu on site and your wedding cake will be designed and made in our in house pastry department. Local and organic is our motto, as we deal with neighboring farmers and vendors. Rania will not only cater your wedding, she will personally plan every aspect of your event and promises that she will handle all details and fulfill your every wish to make your wedding day a dream come true.

For more information, contact us by calling 412-531-2222 or send us an e-mail at raniatogo@aol.com. Visit our web site at www.rania.com. Read less
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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, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Open Bar
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Pan-Asian, Polynesian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai
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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Aaron
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
From the first time we sat with Rania to the date of our wedding, my wife and I are 100% satisfied. We met with multiple caterers, but Rania knew exactly what we wanted and how to get everything we needed as well. We had an outdoor wedding and Rania helped with the tent, table, chairs, and everything else. The food was fantastic. Not only was there plenty of food for everyone, but the flavors of everything was amazing. We had a buffet style reception with steak, chicken and veggies for our vegan friends. She also provided the cake for us which not only looked great, but tasted as good. The servers and cooks she had at our location were very friendly and very respectful. I loved the fact that they saved us a plate of h'orderves while we were doing our pictures before the reception. I will honestly say that Rania's Catering was the best catering service for us, and that we loved everything she did for us. I will like to thank Rania's Catering for everything.
From the first time we sat with Rania to the date of our wedding, my wife and I are 100% satisfied. We met with multiple Read more...
From the first time we sat with Rania to the date of our wedding, my wife and I are 100% satisfied. We met with multiple caterers, but Rania knew exactly what we wanted and how to get everything we needed as well. We had an outdoor wedding and Rania helped with the tent, table, chairs, and everything else. The food was fantastic. Not only was there plenty of food for everyone, but the flavors of everything was amazing. We had a buffet style reception with steak, chicken and veggies for our vegan friends. She also provided the cake for us which not only looked great, but tasted as good. The servers and cooks she had at our location were very friendly and very respectful. I loved the fact that they saved us a plate of h'orderves while we were doing our pictures before the reception. I will honestly say that Rania's Catering was the best catering service for us, and that we loved everything she did for us. I will like to thank Rania's Catering for everything. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We cannot thank Rania enough for catering our wedding! She was excellent to deal with from the beginning, and she definitely knows her stuff. She can seem a little pushy, but trust us, listen to her, she knows what she's doing! We loved the fact that we described to her what styles we like and she threw out all kinds of great ideas for us - ones that were within our budget. She also went above and beyond to get us farm style tables, and she was more then helpful when it came to helping us decide on the tableware, etc. Everything turned out wonderful, and our guests could not stop raving about the food and staff the day of our wedding. We choose a BBQ style buffet, and the food was excellent, beautifully prepared and displayed. Rania's staff (especially Cindi) was great, very professional, and they made sure all of our guests (and us) had everything we needed. We cannot say enough good things about Cindi!! She made sure we (the bride & groom) were able to enjoy the food as well, and she was huge help when figuring out how to cut the cake!! There was more then enough food, and we highly recommend the tomato tart!! It was a huge hit at the wedding. Her staff also cleaned up extremely well after the event and packaged up everything left over. We're so glad we went with Rania's. Many thanks again!!!
We cannot thank Rania enough for catering our wedding! She was excellent to deal with from the beginning, and she Read more...
We cannot thank Rania enough for catering our wedding! She was excellent to deal with from the beginning, and she definitely knows her stuff. She can seem a little pushy, but trust us, listen to her, she knows what she's doing! We loved the fact that we described to her what styles we like and she threw out all kinds of great ideas for us - ones that were within our budget. She also went above and beyond to get us farm style tables, and she was more then helpful when it came to helping us decide on the tableware, etc. Everything turned out wonderful, and our guests could not stop raving about the food and staff the day of our wedding. We choose a BBQ style buffet, and the food was excellent, beautifully prepared and displayed. Rania's staff (especially Cindi) was great, very professional, and they made sure all of our guests (and us) had everything we needed. We cannot say enough good things about Cindi!! She made sure we (the bride & groom) were able to enjoy the food as well, and she was huge help when figuring out how to cut the cake!! There was more then enough food, and we highly recommend the tomato tart!! It was a huge hit at the wedding. Her staff also cleaned up extremely well after the event and packaged up everything left over. We're so glad we went with Rania's. Many thanks again!!! Read less
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Trang
Wedding:
8/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Rania is amazing! You are absolutely taken care of when enlisting their services for your wedding. From the menu planning, tasting, to the wedding day, everyone that is a part of Rania's Catering is very professional, friendly, and accommodating. Rania is extremely prompt with all e-mails, which makes life so much easier. She coordinated with all of our wedding vendors so that everyone was on the same page. The timeline for when items are to be received (e.g., meal selections) is clearly laid out. And the food! The food was delicious. Our meals were cooked on-site and tasted wonderful. You cannot go wrong with Rania -- they really are the best in Pittsburgh!
Rania is amazing! You are absolutely taken care of when enlisting their services for your wedding. From the menu planning, Read more...
Rania is amazing! You are absolutely taken care of when enlisting their services for your wedding. From the menu planning, tasting, to the wedding day, everyone that is a part of Rania's Catering is very professional, friendly, and accommodating. Rania is extremely prompt with all e-mails, which makes life so much easier. She coordinated with all of our wedding vendors so that everyone was on the same page. The timeline for when items are to be received (e.g., meal selections) is clearly laid out. And the food! The food was delicious. Our meals were cooked on-site and tasted wonderful. You cannot go wrong with Rania -- they really are the best in Pittsburgh! Read less
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Nialyn
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. Taste, quality, price... Couldn't be more perfect. Stuart, the head baker, is a dream to work with. I couldn't be more pleased.
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. Taste, quality, price... Couldn't be more perfect. Stuart, the head baker, is a dream to work with. I Read more...
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. Taste, quality, price... Couldn't be more perfect. Stuart, the head baker, is a dream to work with. I couldn't be more pleased. Read less
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Kara
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
I initially sent an email to Rania inquiring about her services for our wedding at the Pennsylvanian. No more than two hours later, Rania had called my cell phone to give me more information about the catering she could provide. She stated she was on her way back from vacation, but wanted to get back to me quickly. This is one of the very many examples of the attention she provided to me while I was planning our wedding. She shared with me that her daughter had gotten married at the Pennsylvanian, so she would help me with whatever I needed. She worked along with All Occasions to help me with our tables, linens, flat wear etc… Rania truly is a one-stop-shop. I had asked her about bags for cookies, and although she couldn’t provide them she told me exactly where to get them! The day of the wedding was truly the icing on the cake. Our floor manager, Cyndi, and her team made my whole day absolutely perfect. They set up our place cards, candles, table numbers and so much more. Cyndi would continually ask me if I needed anything at all. When my drink was empty, she was standing there with another one! And I haven’t even begun to talk about the food, which was incredible!!!! It was the best food I have ever had at a wedding! Our cocktail hour hors doeuvres were so versatile and amazing. We appetizers ranging from pulled pork sliders all the way to a spicy California roll! The servers could barley make it off the steps because everyone was so anxious to try what was coming out next! Everything was beautiful and everything ran without a hitch thanks to Rania and her amazing staff. I could not imagine my wedding without her!
I initially sent an email to Rania inquiring about her services for our wedding at the Pennsylvanian. No more than two Read more...
I initially sent an email to Rania inquiring about her services for our wedding at the Pennsylvanian. No more than two hours later, Rania had called my cell phone to give me more information about the catering she could provide. She stated she was on her way back from vacation, but wanted to get back to me quickly. This is one of the very many examples of the attention she provided to me while I was planning our wedding. She shared with me that her daughter had gotten married at the Pennsylvanian, so she would help me with whatever I needed. She worked along with All Occasions to help me with our tables, linens, flat wear etc… Rania truly is a one-stop-shop. I had asked her about bags for cookies, and although she couldn’t provide them she told me exactly where to get them! The day of the wedding was truly the icing on the cake. Our floor manager, Cyndi, and her team made my whole day absolutely perfect. They set up our place cards, candles, table numbers and so much more. Cyndi would continually ask me if I needed anything at all. When my drink was empty, she was standing there with another one! And I haven’t even begun to talk about the food, which was incredible!!!! It was the best food I have ever had at a wedding! Our cocktail hour hors doeuvres were so versatile and amazing. We appetizers ranging from pulled pork sliders all the way to a spicy California roll! The servers could barley make it off the steps because everyone was so anxious to try what was coming out next! Everything was beautiful and everything ran without a hitch thanks to Rania and her amazing staff. I could not imagine my wedding without her! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
All services provided were excellent.
All services provided were excellent.
All services provided were excellent. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Private User
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
The wedding venue was at the Pennsylvanian in Pittsburgh. Rania was highly recommended by the Pennsylvanian and was an easy choice. Rania was exceptionally helpful in planning a major part of the wedding for over 200 guests. Our Daughter Dana knew exactly what she wanted in terms of planning but Rania gave her many choices as well as many insights into the execution of a successful wedding. Rania offers a wide variety of choices in the food menu and the food tasting was a most enjoyable experience. Rania was exceptionally easy to work with and met the demands of every guest. The food was outstanding and our guests raved about their selections. Rania's experience with weddings and in particular at the Pennsylvania made for a flawless evening. We have to give special thanks to her staff which was outstanding in every respect. Service was fast and efficient and everyone marveled at their personal approach to every guest. From out viewpoint this was a perfect wedding experience and Rania's caring and professional approach contributed to Dana & Conor's lifetime experience.
The wedding venue was at the Pennsylvanian in Pittsburgh. Rania was highly recommended by the Pennsylvanian and was an Read more...
The wedding venue was at the Pennsylvanian in Pittsburgh. Rania was highly recommended by the Pennsylvanian and was an easy choice. Rania was exceptionally helpful in planning a major part of the wedding for over 200 guests. Our Daughter Dana knew exactly what she wanted in terms of planning but Rania gave her many choices as well as many insights into the execution of a successful wedding. Rania offers a wide variety of choices in the food menu and the food tasting was a most enjoyable experience. Rania was exceptionally easy to work with and met the demands of every guest. The food was outstanding and our guests raved about their selections. Rania's experience with weddings and in particular at the Pennsylvania made for a flawless evening. We have to give special thanks to her staff which was outstanding in every respect. Service was fast and efficient and everyone marveled at their personal approach to every guest. From out viewpoint this was a perfect wedding experience and Rania's caring and professional approach contributed to Dana & Conor's lifetime experience. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rania is the way to go! She can be a one stop shop for catering and rentals (if needed). The quality of her food is AMAZING: fresh, clean, local ingredients, prepared tastefully in every recipe! She is very attentive to you and the details of your event. Every one of our guests loved the food and service that Rania provided!
Rania is the way to go! She can be a one stop shop for catering and rentals (if needed). The quality of her food is Read more...
Rania is the way to go! She can be a one stop shop for catering and rentals (if needed). The quality of her food is AMAZING: fresh, clean, local ingredients, prepared tastefully in every recipe! She is very attentive to you and the details of your event. Every one of our guests loved the food and service that Rania provided! Read less
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Craig & Gretchen
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Rania and her staff are the most professional catering business in all of pittsburgh and surrounding areas. Rania's provides you with not only exceptional food, but she herself will personally hold all other vendors for your event to the same high standards as she will take care of every detai for the big day and the critical days before. My wife and I both said that our wedding was made perfect because of this exceptional woman and her staff.
Rania and her staff are the most professional catering business in all of pittsburgh and surrounding areas. Rania's Read more...
Rania and her staff are the most professional catering business in all of pittsburgh and surrounding areas. Rania's provides you with not only exceptional food, but she herself will personally hold all other vendors for your event to the same high standards as she will take care of every detai for the big day and the critical days before. My wife and I both said that our wedding was made perfect because of this exceptional woman and her staff. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rania's catering was a pleasure to work with. All details are clearly spelled out so there were no surprises. Food was delicious and the service was excellent. Rania is very organized and professional.
Rania's catering was a pleasure to work with. All details are clearly spelled out so there were no surprises. Food was Read more...
Rania's catering was a pleasure to work with. All details are clearly spelled out so there were no surprises. Food was delicious and the service was excellent. Rania is very organized and professional. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Excellent help and wonderful atmosphere
Excellent help and wonderful atmosphere
Excellent help and wonderful atmosphere Read less
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Amy and Jim
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
We could not have been more pleased with our decision to choose Rania as our caterer. She and her staff were so wonderful. From the first meeting up to the day of our wedding, Rania was so sweet and amazingly professional ! She kept us on point we would actually kid each other how we got a caterer and a wedding coordinator in one. We felt very fortunate that Rania catered our special day.
We could not have been more pleased with our decision to choose Rania as our caterer. She and her staff were so wonderful. Read more...
We could not have been more pleased with our decision to choose Rania as our caterer. She and her staff were so wonderful. From the first meeting up to the day of our wedding, Rania was so sweet and amazingly professional ! She kept us on point we would actually kid each other how we got a caterer and a wedding coordinator in one. We felt very fortunate that Rania catered our special day. Read less
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sara
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding at the children's museum and we used Rania as our caterer but she was much more than that!! Her entire staff went above and beyond to make our day special! The food was fabulous and I still am hearing rave reviews from our guests. I would absolutely recommend Rania to all my family and friends and hope one day I can attend an event catered by Rania because they make the day perfect for you and your guests!
I had my wedding at the children's museum and we used Rania as our caterer but she was much more than that!! Her entire Read more...
I had my wedding at the children's museum and we used Rania as our caterer but she was much more than that!! Her entire staff went above and beyond to make our day special! The food was fabulous and I still am hearing rave reviews from our guests. I would absolutely recommend Rania to all my family and friends and hope one day I can attend an event catered by Rania because they make the day perfect for you and your guests! Read less
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Jerry
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
As the parents of the bride, once we learned that our daughter Sara had picked Rania to cater our event and we had the pleasure to sit and meet with her, we knew Sara made the right choice. Rania was warm and understanding, and she made us feel comfortable through the entire process. She was more like a wedding planner than a caterer. She helped us with all aspects of the event. The appetizers and entrees were unbelievably good. Guests called us days later, raving about the food. If you are a foodie, you will truly appreciate the eye appeal of the plate and the taste of the food. Best filet ever. Rania's wedding cake was the best we have ever eaten. Rania's staff was fantastic, friendly, professional and helpful, especially Cynthia, her floor manager. My only complaint is we have no other children to get married, and we won't be able to use Rania's wedding services again. I highly recommend Rania to anyone planning a catered event.
As the parents of the bride, once we learned that our daughter Sara had picked Rania to cater our event and we had the Read more...
As the parents of the bride, once we learned that our daughter Sara had picked Rania to cater our event and we had the pleasure to sit and meet with her, we knew Sara made the right choice. Rania was warm and understanding, and she made us feel comfortable through the entire process. She was more like a wedding planner than a caterer. She helped us with all aspects of the event. The appetizers and entrees were unbelievably good. Guests called us days later, raving about the food. If you are a foodie, you will truly appreciate the eye appeal of the plate and the taste of the food. Best filet ever. Rania's wedding cake was the best we have ever eaten. Rania's staff was fantastic, friendly, professional and helpful, especially Cynthia, her floor manager. My only complaint is we have no other children to get married, and we won't be able to use Rania's wedding services again. I highly recommend Rania to anyone planning a catered event. Read less
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Robbie
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Rania's Catering was a dream to work with from day one of planning our wedding. For starters I will say the greatest benefit about hiring Rania is that she not only provides you with delicious meals and top notch service during dinner, but she and her staff are similar to having an entire team of wedding planners at your beck and call. From the first meeting with Rania she made us feel very comfortable and confident that she and her staff would make our wedding perfect. We held our reception at The Pennsylvanian, which only provides you with the venue leaving you responsible for everything else from tables and chairs to catering and uplighting. Rania took care of calculating how many tables, chairs, linens, china, silverware, stemware and glasses we needed for our guests and then called our vendor providing everything and placed the order for us. Rania and her chef then helped us create the perfect menu for our guests, which included a custom pasta bar my father-in-law requested during our cocktail hour. Rania made the planning process a breeze for my wife and I and kept ourselves and all of vendors informed throughout the planning process. The week leading up to our wedding she sent a detailed e-mail to each of our vendors from the photographers to the florist outlining the timeline for our wedding day. Rania's paramount service continued through our wedding reception. We received numerous compliments from our friends and family praising how delicious their meals were and also how accommodating the staff was throughout the entire evening. Rania's floor managers covered everything for us throughout the night, they ensured our cookie table looked perfect and even took care of cleaning and boxing our toasting flutes and cake serving set for us at the end of the night. Rania and her staff helped make our wedding day better than we could've ever imagined and we cannot say enough about how professional and fun they were to work with.
Rania's Catering was a dream to work with from day one of planning our wedding. For starters I will say the greatest Read more...
Rania's Catering was a dream to work with from day one of planning our wedding. For starters I will say the greatest benefit about hiring Rania is that she not only provides you with delicious meals and top notch service during dinner, but she and her staff are similar to having an entire team of wedding planners at your beck and call. From the first meeting with Rania she made us feel very comfortable and confident that she and her staff would make our wedding perfect. We held our reception at The Pennsylvanian, which only provides you with the venue leaving you responsible for everything else from tables and chairs to catering and uplighting. Rania took care of calculating how many tables, chairs, linens, china, silverware, stemware and glasses we needed for our guests and then called our vendor providing everything and placed the order for us. Rania and her chef then helped us create the perfect menu for our guests, which included a custom pasta bar my father-in-law requested during our cocktail hour. Rania made the planning process a breeze for my wife and I and kept ourselves and all of vendors informed throughout the planning process. The week leading up to our wedding she sent a detailed e-mail to each of our vendors from the photographers to the florist outlining the timeline for our wedding day. Rania's paramount service continued through our wedding reception. We received numerous compliments from our friends and family praising how delicious their meals were and also how accommodating the staff was throughout the entire evening. Rania's floor managers covered everything for us throughout the night, they ensured our cookie table looked perfect and even took care of cleaning and boxing our toasting flutes and cake serving set for us at the end of the night. Rania and her staff helped make our wedding day better than we could've ever imagined and we cannot say enough about how professional and fun they were to work with. Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
She is the best! We loved her and her staff! Perfect ... Is the only words to describe the service they provide!
She is the best! We loved her and her staff! Perfect ... Is the only words to describe the service they provide!
She is the best! We loved her and her staff! Perfect ... Is the only words to describe the service they provide! Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Rania's catering for our 260 person wedding and were thoroughly impressed with her throughout the entire process. Rania is a true professional and she made our planning very easy. The food was also amazing and everything was cooked to perfection. I would absolutely recommend Rania to cater your event.
We used Rania's catering for our 260 person wedding and were thoroughly impressed with her throughout the entire process. Read more...
We used Rania's catering for our 260 person wedding and were thoroughly impressed with her throughout the entire process. Rania is a true professional and she made our planning very easy. The food was also amazing and everything was cooked to perfection. I would absolutely recommend Rania to cater your event. Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Rania catered our wedding at the Heinz History Center, and we could not have had a better experience. From the first phone call, she was incredibly warm, thoughtful, and, most of all, organized. We often said that we felt like we'd booked a wedding planner and caterer in one! Of course, the biggest reason to book Rania is her food. We had a lot of foodies attending (along with a food critic and a chef), so we wanted the food to make an impression. It absolutely did; many of our guests were talking about our family style dinner the next day, and made a point to tell us it was the best food they'd had at a wedding. This was especially impressive since Rania worked hard to work dishes in that catered to our gluten free, vegetarian, and nut-allergic guests. Rania's might be slightly pricier than other places we researched, but we absolutely get our money's worth!
Rania catered our wedding at the Heinz History Center, and we could not have had a better experience. From the first phone Read more...
Rania catered our wedding at the Heinz History Center, and we could not have had a better experience. From the first phone call, she was incredibly warm, thoughtful, and, most of all, organized. We often said that we felt like we'd booked a wedding planner and caterer in one! Of course, the biggest reason to book Rania is her food. We had a lot of foodies attending (along with a food critic and a chef), so we wanted the food to make an impression. It absolutely did; many of our guests were talking about our family style dinner the next day, and made a point to tell us it was the best food they'd had at a wedding. This was especially impressive since Rania worked hard to work dishes in that catered to our gluten free, vegetarian, and nut-allergic guests. Rania's might be slightly pricier than other places we researched, but we absolutely get our money's worth! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rania and her staff were excellent! She was extremely helpful during the entire process. Rania made great suggestions that made the event run smoothly and effortlessly. It was a memorable occasion for our family and our guests, and it would not have been possible without Rania. Not to mention the food was phenomenal.

Thank you Rania!
Rania and her staff were excellent! She was extremely helpful during the entire process. Rania made great suggestions that Read more...
Rania and her staff were excellent! She was extremely helpful during the entire process. Rania made great suggestions that made the event run smoothly and effortlessly. It was a memorable occasion for our family and our guests, and it would not have been possible without Rania. Not to mention the food was phenomenal.

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Adlai
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
I can’t say enough good things about working with Rania for our wedding. My wife and I had quite a few guests with dietary restrictions, and were a little nervous that we wouldn’t be able to accommodate everyone. Rania sat down with us and brainstormed an amazing family-style meal that ended up being perfect. Aside from the food, Rania was forthright, competent, organized, and very accessible. Do yourself a giant favor and hire her for your next catered event.
I can’t say enough good things about working with Rania for our wedding. My wife and I had quite a few guests with dietary Read more...
I can’t say enough good things about working with Rania for our wedding. My wife and I had quite a few guests with dietary restrictions, and were a little nervous that we wouldn’t be able to accommodate everyone. Rania sat down with us and brainstormed an amazing family-style meal that ended up being perfect. Aside from the food, Rania was forthright, competent, organized, and very accessible. Do yourself a giant favor and hire her for your next catered event. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Rania and her staff catered my wedding at The Mattress Factory Museum on September 7 and it was beyond perfect. Rania walked us through every step of the process and answered our questions quickly and completely. I never had any "bridal breakdowns" because Rania kept everything in order so well.

And the food...oh the food!!! There will be no "wedding food" at your wedding if you hire Rania. I still can't get over how amazing our meals were--from the hors devours during cocktail hours to the main course to the cake--everything was 5-star. And every guest raved to us about the food. I'm still getting emails about the food. And for our cake--we wanted the tiers to look like birch branches with our initials carved in them and when I saw the cake, I almost cried it was that beautiful.

Her staff is professional, friendly, and helpful. Cyndi was an outstanding floor manager and kept us apprised of timelines and made sure we were happy. The bartenders were friendly and the rest of the servers were professional as well. This is a top-quality catering company.

If you are planning a dream wedding, Rania will deliver beyond what your wildest dreams are. Our wedding was absolutely perfect and it wouldn't have been if we went with any other caterer. I cannot recommend her enough. She makes dreams come true. Thank you a million times over, Rania. You are the best.
Rania and her staff catered my wedding at The Mattress Factory Museum on September 7 and it was beyond perfect. Rania Read more...
Rania and her staff catered my wedding at The Mattress Factory Museum on September 7 and it was beyond perfect. Rania walked us through every step of the process and answered our questions quickly and completely. I never had any "bridal breakdowns" because Rania kept everything in order so well.

And the food...oh the food!!! There will be no "wedding food" at your wedding if you hire Rania. I still can't get over how amazing our meals were--from the hors devours during cocktail hours to the main course to the cake--everything was 5-star. And every guest raved to us about the food. I'm still getting emails about the food. And for our cake--we wanted the tiers to look like birch branches with our initials carved in them and when I saw the cake, I almost cried it was that beautiful.

Her staff is professional, friendly, and helpful. Cyndi was an outstanding floor manager and kept us apprised of timelines and made sure we were happy. The bartenders were friendly and the rest of the servers were professional as well. This is a top-quality catering company.

If you are planning a dream wedding, Rania will deliver beyond what your wildest dreams are. Our wedding was absolutely perfect and it wouldn't have been if we went with any other caterer. I cannot recommend her enough. She makes dreams come true. Thank you a million times over, Rania. You are the best. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rania and her staff were very helpful and made this a stress free event. The staff was very professional. The food was perfect and delicious.
Rania and her staff were very helpful and made this a stress free event. The staff was very professional. The food was Read more...
Rania and her staff were very helpful and made this a stress free event. The staff was very professional. The food was perfect and delicious. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Rania and her team were nothing short of spectacular. From the very beginning of wedding planning, when we were so overwhelmed by all the teeny, tiny details, to the reception, she was, without-a-doubt, our best wedding investment. With her reputation, it goes without saying that the food was out-of-this-world, but the execution of our wedding, from start to finish, was absolutely perfect. Rania met with us several times throughout the year, personally advising on menu choices, collaborated on the schedule of the evening, and walked through the venue to decide placement and timing.

We had a death in our immediate family three months before the wedding, and Rania’s kindness was beyond compare. At the time, she e-mailed back and forth with me, offering her own personal life experiences—she was so much more than our caterer. She has a way of making people feel like family.

I know it’s been said a million times, but Rania and her team will literally be your wedding planners—her value is without measure. Rania’s advice and expertise were priceless; we literally couldn’t have done it with her. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Rania and her team were nothing short of spectacular. From the very beginning of wedding planning, when we were so Read more...
Rania and her team were nothing short of spectacular. From the very beginning of wedding planning, when we were so overwhelmed by all the teeny, tiny details, to the reception, she was, without-a-doubt, our best wedding investment. With her reputation, it goes without saying that the food was out-of-this-world, but the execution of our wedding, from start to finish, was absolutely perfect. Rania met with us several times throughout the year, personally advising on menu choices, collaborated on the schedule of the evening, and walked through the venue to decide placement and timing.

We had a death in our immediate family three months before the wedding, and Rania’s kindness was beyond compare. At the time, she e-mailed back and forth with me, offering her own personal life experiences—she was so much more than our caterer. She has a way of making people feel like family.

I know it’s been said a million times, but Rania and her team will literally be your wedding planners—her value is without measure. Rania’s advice and expertise were priceless; we literally couldn’t have done it with her. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Rania rocks! She goes above and beyond the call of duty and does so much more than just catering. Her reputation precedes her and all of our vendors were excited to hear that she was managing the event for us. Cindy and the rest of Rania's staff were a pleasure to work with, and everyone was friendly and excited on our behalf. They were all extremely accommodating. I (as the groom) had both entrees and I gotta say... Wow! For wedding food, it was incredible! Everyone keeps commenting on how it was the best good ever. Rania absolutely gets our highest level of recommendation. Go with her!
Rania rocks! She goes above and beyond the call of duty and does so much more than just catering. Her reputation precedes Read more...
Rania rocks! She goes above and beyond the call of duty and does so much more than just catering. Her reputation precedes her and all of our vendors were excited to hear that she was managing the event for us. Cindy and the rest of Rania's staff were a pleasure to work with, and everyone was friendly and excited on our behalf. They were all extremely accommodating. I (as the groom) had both entrees and I gotta say... Wow! For wedding food, it was incredible! Everyone keeps commenting on how it was the best good ever. Rania absolutely gets our highest level of recommendation. Go with her! Read less
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Jay
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Rania helped us plan every facet of the reception. Her food was delicious, but her advice and expertise were the real value. You pay for the catering and get a most of the services of a wedding planner in the deal.
Rania helped us plan every facet of the reception. Her food was delicious, but her advice and expertise were the real Read more...
Rania helped us plan every facet of the reception. Her food was delicious, but her advice and expertise were the real value. You pay for the catering and get a most of the services of a wedding planner in the deal. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I held our wedding reception at the Pennsylvanian in Pittsburgh. Upon selecting that location, we were informed that we could only choose between Rania and one other caterer for our reception. When I contacted both of them to get information about their services, I could immediately tell that Rania was the right caterer for us. Not to say that the other didn't seem very nice, but Rania was just SO thorough, organized, and gracious from the first time I contacted her. When we finally met with her a couple months later, I just LOVED her. She's full of so many great ideas and is SO completely on the ball, I didn't even need a wedding planner. Her staff handled literally everything and put me at ease every step of the way. She responds to emails in literally minutes and was supportive of all of our ideas the whole way through. I truly cannot say enough wonderful things about her, not to mention how incredibly delicious her food is. When we tested our meal in June, we were blown away by how delicious everything turned out. We weren't sure if she'd be able to deliver the same quality when it was 200 meals she was cooking instead of 2, but on the day of, the food was just as INCREDIBLE. All of our guests RAVED about the food - they couldn't believe how delicious it was. Her day of staff is also perfection - kind, congratulatory, professional. They were so attentive, helping us every step of the way without being pushy or in your face (Cyndi and Jess, you guys were AMAZING!!!). I could go on forever about how completely perfect Rania's Catering is, but the bottom line is: if she's free to do your wedding - BOOK HER. You will NOT regret it!
My husband and I held our wedding reception at the Pennsylvanian in Pittsburgh. Upon selecting that location, we were Read more...
My husband and I held our wedding reception at the Pennsylvanian in Pittsburgh. Upon selecting that location, we were informed that we could only choose between Rania and one other caterer for our reception. When I contacted both of them to get information about their services, I could immediately tell that Rania was the right caterer for us. Not to say that the other didn't seem very nice, but Rania was just SO thorough, organized, and gracious from the first time I contacted her. When we finally met with her a couple months later, I just LOVED her. She's full of so many great ideas and is SO completely on the ball, I didn't even need a wedding planner. Her staff handled literally everything and put me at ease every step of the way. She responds to emails in literally minutes and was supportive of all of our ideas the whole way through. I truly cannot say enough wonderful things about her, not to mention how incredibly delicious her food is. When we tested our meal in June, we were blown away by how delicious everything turned out. We weren't sure if she'd be able to deliver the same quality when it was 200 meals she was cooking instead of 2, but on the day of, the food was just as INCREDIBLE. All of our guests RAVED about the food - they couldn't believe how delicious it was. Her day of staff is also perfection - kind, congratulatory, professional. They were so attentive, helping us every step of the way without being pushy or in your face (Cyndi and Jess, you guys were AMAZING!!!). I could go on forever about how completely perfect Rania's Catering is, but the bottom line is: if she's free to do your wedding - BOOK HER. You will NOT regret it! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rania's catering was outstanding from start to finish. We knew this was one aspect of the wedding reception we did not need to worry about once we had booked Rania, but on the day, we were again impressed with everything from delicious food to great service to very professional handling of every detail.
Rania's catering was outstanding from start to finish. We knew this was one aspect of the wedding reception we did not Read more...
Rania's catering was outstanding from start to finish. We knew this was one aspect of the wedding reception we did not need to worry about once we had booked Rania, but on the day, we were again impressed with everything from delicious food to great service to very professional handling of every detail. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rania and her staff were amazing! I received so many compliments on the service and the delicious food. I would recommend Rania to anyone! Cyndi, the floor manager was on the ball! She was so attentive and helpful. Thank you Rania and staff!
Rania and her staff were amazing! I received so many compliments on the service and the delicious food. I would recommend Read more...
Rania and her staff were amazing! I received so many compliments on the service and the delicious food. I would recommend Rania to anyone! Cyndi, the floor manager was on the ball! She was so attentive and helpful. Thank you Rania and staff! Read less
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Todd
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
The food and service were wonderful! Thanks for everything!
The food and service were wonderful! Thanks for everything!
The food and service were wonderful! Thanks for everything! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
rania's experience was obvious from her first correspondence through the end of my daughter's wedding reception. she knows how things work best, but is open to ideas and requests. it was helpful to have rania include all rentals within the scope of her catering. the food was delicious and as unique as we wanted it. the chocolate wedding cake was the best i have ever eaten. rania was a mentor to us as we went along and i could not have wanted anything more from her. her staff did a fine job and all ran smoothly during the reception. i recommend rania harris highly.
rania's experience was obvious from her first correspondence through the end of my daughter's wedding reception. she knows Read more...
rania's experience was obvious from her first correspondence through the end of my daughter's wedding reception. she knows how things work best, but is open to ideas and requests. it was helpful to have rania include all rentals within the scope of her catering. the food was delicious and as unique as we wanted it. the chocolate wedding cake was the best i have ever eaten. rania was a mentor to us as we went along and i could not have wanted anything more from her. her staff did a fine job and all ran smoothly during the reception. i recommend rania harris highly. Read less
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josh
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Simply amazing!! You will not find anyone better
Simply amazing!! You will not find anyone better
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
"Best wedding food I've ever had!" was all I heard that night. I absolutely recommend Rania's catering for your event. The food is prepared on location, which makes a huge difference. We had three choices, the crab cake, the filet and the vegetarian ravioli, plus a kid's meal of chicken tenders and fries. Everything was cooked beautifully and I really don't have a single complaint.
"Best wedding food I've ever had!" was all I heard that night. I absolutely recommend Rania's catering for your event. The Read more...
"Best wedding food I've ever had!" was all I heard that night. I absolutely recommend Rania's catering for your event. The food is prepared on location, which makes a huge difference. We had three choices, the crab cake, the filet and the vegetarian ravioli, plus a kid's meal of chicken tenders and fries. Everything was cooked beautifully and I really don't have a single complaint. Read less
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Juliana
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Rania's Catering is fabulous. She along with her staff is excellent and so dedicated to you while planning the event and also during the event. Rania's goal is to make your wedding everything you ever wanted and more. Rania, along with her staff made our wedding so unforgettable and perfect we would use her services again in the future!
Rania's Catering is fabulous. She along with her staff is excellent and so dedicated to you while planning the event and Read more...
Rania's Catering is fabulous. She along with her staff is excellent and so dedicated to you while planning the event and also during the event. Rania's goal is to make your wedding everything you ever wanted and more. Rania, along with her staff made our wedding so unforgettable and perfect we would use her services again in the future! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
This word is not used loosely in weddings, however, looking back we can honestly say that the entire day was perfect. Everything ran so smoothly and we owe that to Rania and her staff. They made everything so easy and stress-free on our family throughout the whole process.

Throughout the night, Rania's staff was there for our every need and was extremely accommodating. We received numerous compliments from guests expressing their delight with the friendly staff and they could not stop raving about the food! The food is out of this world and everything is made on-site so you know it is fresh. At the end of the night, Rania's staff even assisted our family and friends with cleaning up decorations, gifts, etc. They went above and beyond their call of duty.

The pastry team is also an awesome bonus to Rania's offerings. Not only is it convenient that you don't need to coordinate with another bakery, but the cake and cupcakes were so delicious and beautiful. The cakes were beyond what I had envisioned.

Rania was delightful to work with and from the moment we met with her we knew she was the one because of the level of dedication and planning she puts into your day. She is more than just a caterer as she made the entire wedding planning process easy on us by coordinating with all of our vendors, handling rentals and planning the overall look and feel of the reception. She is very responsive to your needs and is always an e-mail or phone call away. This was especially helpful as we planned the entire wedding from out of town and only made a few trips to Pittsburgh to plan in person.

I would not hesitate to recommend Rania's Catering to anyone. After thorough research and first hand experience, she is the best caterer in the Pittsburgh area, hands down. All of the positive reviews speak true of her excellent service.
This word is not used loosely in weddings, however, looking back we can honestly say that the entire day was perfect. Read more...
This word is not used loosely in weddings, however, looking back we can honestly say that the entire day was perfect. Everything ran so smoothly and we owe that to Rania and her staff. They made everything so easy and stress-free on our family throughout the whole process.

Throughout the night, Rania's staff was there for our every need and was extremely accommodating. We received numerous compliments from guests expressing their delight with the friendly staff and they could not stop raving about the food! The food is out of this world and everything is made on-site so you know it is fresh. At the end of the night, Rania's staff even assisted our family and friends with cleaning up decorations, gifts, etc. They went above and beyond their call of duty.

The pastry team is also an awesome bonus to Rania's offerings. Not only is it convenient that you don't need to coordinate with another bakery, but the cake and cupcakes were so delicious and beautiful. The cakes were beyond what I had envisioned.

Rania was delightful to work with and from the moment we met with her we knew she was the one because of the level of dedication and planning she puts into your day. She is more than just a caterer as she made the entire wedding planning process easy on us by coordinating with all of our vendors, handling rentals and planning the overall look and feel of the reception. She is very responsive to your needs and is always an e-mail or phone call away. This was especially helpful as we planned the entire wedding from out of town and only made a few trips to Pittsburgh to plan in person.

I would not hesitate to recommend Rania's Catering to anyone. After thorough research and first hand experience, she is the best caterer in the Pittsburgh area, hands down. All of the positive reviews speak true of her excellent service. Read less
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Louise
Wedding:
6/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding day was perfect! And Rania's Catering was SO much of the reason! The tables were lovely to behold. The servers were so helpful and pleasant. (Guests commented on this later.) Everything was ready. Details were totally thought through and handled by Rania's staff--especially Cyndi! And, I must mention that Rania came to serve the family table! That was so fun for us! Then, the food--what can I say--our friends have RAVED about the food! Both the bride and her father said that the quality of the food was one of the highest priorities they had in planning the wedding. Rania's staff surpassed themselves--all was amazing. So many of our guests have commented on a delicious food! We are so happy as we think back on the day! As the mother of the bride, I didn't consider anything but having fun all evening--thank you to Rania and her staff! We so appreciate all you do!
Our wedding day was perfect! And Rania's Catering was SO much of the reason! The tables were lovely to behold. The servers Read more...
Our wedding day was perfect! And Rania's Catering was SO much of the reason! The tables were lovely to behold. The servers were so helpful and pleasant. (Guests commented on this later.) Everything was ready. Details were totally thought through and handled by Rania's staff--especially Cyndi! And, I must mention that Rania came to serve the family table! That was so fun for us! Then, the food--what can I say--our friends have RAVED about the food! Both the bride and her father said that the quality of the food was one of the highest priorities they had in planning the wedding. Rania's staff surpassed themselves--all was amazing. So many of our guests have commented on a delicious food! We are so happy as we think back on the day! As the mother of the bride, I didn't consider anything but having fun all evening--thank you to Rania and her staff! We so appreciate all you do! Read less
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Corey
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Rania and her team went above and beyond for our wedding at the Barn at Fallingwater in Mill Run, PA. While first researching and contacting caterers, Rania stood out for her detailed, informative, and friendly initial messages. We also liked that all of her food is prepared on-site and is never frozen. We were planning our wedding from out of the area, so it was very helpful to be able to count on Rania's responsiveness to emails.

While planning the menu, my husband and I both appreciated the fact that Rania made us feel completely comfortable in saving some money on certain rental items. She and her colleagues treated us, as well as my mother and sister, very well during our menu tasting. The hors d'oeuvres, caprese salad starter, and prosciutto-wrapped pork loin and crab cake entrees were all amazing. Our guests have been raving about the food. We chose a tart cherry pie for dessert, which was incredibly delicious and perfect for our summertime barn wedding.

As for the wedding day, I cannot thank Rania and her team enough for insuring that it was a success. Prior to the event, Rania sent out a detailed timeline for the day to us and our vendors, and everything went according to schedule. We were especially appreciative of Darleen, the floor manager for the wedding. She and the rest of Rania's staff worked incredibly hard to make sure everything went smoothly. Waiters kindly sought out the wedding party during cocktail hour with trays of hors d'oeuvres to make sure that we all had enough to eat. The bartenders were excellent, and mixed our specialty cocktail perfectly.

We and our guests had an amazing time at the reception, and so much of that is due to Rania, her food, and her staff. One of the best choices we made.
Rania and her team went above and beyond for our wedding at the Barn at Fallingwater in Mill Run, PA. While first Read more...
Rania and her team went above and beyond for our wedding at the Barn at Fallingwater in Mill Run, PA. While first researching and contacting caterers, Rania stood out for her detailed, informative, and friendly initial messages. We also liked that all of her food is prepared on-site and is never frozen. We were planning our wedding from out of the area, so it was very helpful to be able to count on Rania's responsiveness to emails.

While planning the menu, my husband and I both appreciated the fact that Rania made us feel completely comfortable in saving some money on certain rental items. She and her colleagues treated us, as well as my mother and sister, very well during our menu tasting. The hors d'oeuvres, caprese salad starter, and prosciutto-wrapped pork loin and crab cake entrees were all amazing. Our guests have been raving about the food. We chose a tart cherry pie for dessert, which was incredibly delicious and perfect for our summertime barn wedding.

As for the wedding day, I cannot thank Rania and her team enough for insuring that it was a success. Prior to the event, Rania sent out a detailed timeline for the day to us and our vendors, and everything went according to schedule. We were especially appreciative of Darleen, the floor manager for the wedding. She and the rest of Rania's staff worked incredibly hard to make sure everything went smoothly. Waiters kindly sought out the wedding party during cocktail hour with trays of hors d'oeuvres to make sure that we all had enough to eat. The bartenders were excellent, and mixed our specialty cocktail perfectly.

We and our guests had an amazing time at the reception, and so much of that is due to Rania, her food, and her staff. One of the best choices we made. Read less
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Josh
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Overall family and friends could not say enough good things about our wedding and especially the venue (The Pennsylvanian) and caterer (Rania). This is a very challenging venue to have an event at and Rania and her team execute the elements flawlessly. The floor manager was so attentive to our needs that at the end of the night and continuing two weeks later our parents keep telling us what a great job she did (Cyndi Bruce).
The best part about the event is that they cater to your wishes; giving you guardrails to have a successful day. There are so many steps to planning this special day and Rania makes you feel comfortable and helps you chose the menu, cake, tables, table linens, etc..... to fit your needs and wants. The best advice I can give is to communicate, communicate, and communicate. If there are specific requests or adjustments that you have for your special day make sure Rania is 100% aware because they will take care of them completely.
Good luck with your events and I strongly recommend using Rania to cater your events!
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Overall family and friends could not say enough good things about our wedding and especially the venue (The Pennsylvanian) and caterer (Rania). This is a very challenging venue to have an event at and Rania and her team execute the elements flawlessly. The floor manager was so attentive to our needs that at the end of the night and continuing two weeks later our parents keep telling us what a great job she did (Cyndi Bruce).
The best part about the event is that they cater to your wishes; giving you guardrails to have a successful day. There are so many steps to planning this special day and Rania makes you feel comfortable and helps you chose the menu, cake, tables, table linens, etc..... to fit your needs and wants. The best advice I can give is to communicate, communicate, and communicate. If there are specific requests or adjustments that you have for your special day make sure Rania is 100% aware because they will take care of them completely.
Good luck with your events and I strongly recommend using Rania to cater your events! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Rania was the caterer for our June 1, 2013 wedding at The Pennsylvanian. From the very beginning, Rania and her staff were helpful and professional. Rania basically served as a wedding coordinator and guided us through the planning process at The Pennsylvanian. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her. If I ever had any questions, Rania responded to me promptly. As the bride, it sure was comforting to work with someone with such professionalism and expertise.

There were so many options when choosing a menu for our cocktail hour and dinner. We trusted Rania’s recommendations, and everything was just fabulous. It is without a doubt the best food you will ever have at a wedding! Our cake was also prepared by Rania’s. I provided the pastry chef with a few photos of something I had found online, and the cake turned out just beautifully. In addition to our wedding cake, I surprised my fiancé with a groom’s cake, which turned out to be one of the most talked about parts of our reception. The cakes were delicious!

Rania also helped to plan a timeline for our wedding reception and ultimately corresponded with all of our other vendors (florist, photographers, lighting, etc.) to ensure that the timeline would become a reality. Ultimately, Rania and our floor manager Cyndi were there at our reception to guarantee that everything ran smoothly.

Within moments of arriving at cocktail hour, Cyndi was by my side to make sure everything was set up correctly, to answer any questions of mine or my parents, and to also assist our guests. She took me and my fiancé inside of The Pennsylvanian to see the room before our guests entered. (I’ll always remember having that time with my new husband to see the room and have a few moments to ourselves before the reception began!)

The combined efforts of Rania, Cyndi, and staff were truly appreciated. Our wedding day was truly perfect! We can’t thank them enough for making our wedding at The Pennsylvanian the best day of our lives!
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Rania was the caterer for our June 1, 2013 wedding at The Pennsylvanian. From the very beginning, Rania and her staff were helpful and professional. Rania basically served as a wedding coordinator and guided us through the planning process at The Pennsylvanian. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her. If I ever had any questions, Rania responded to me promptly. As the bride, it sure was comforting to work with someone with such professionalism and expertise.

There were so many options when choosing a menu for our cocktail hour and dinner. We trusted Rania’s recommendations, and everything was just fabulous. It is without a doubt the best food you will ever have at a wedding! Our cake was also prepared by Rania’s. I provided the pastry chef with a few photos of something I had found online, and the cake turned out just beautifully. In addition to our wedding cake, I surprised my fiancé with a groom’s cake, which turned out to be one of the most talked about parts of our reception. The cakes were delicious!

Rania also helped to plan a timeline for our wedding reception and ultimately corresponded with all of our other vendors (florist, photographers, lighting, etc.) to ensure that the timeline would become a reality. Ultimately, Rania and our floor manager Cyndi were there at our reception to guarantee that everything ran smoothly.

Within moments of arriving at cocktail hour, Cyndi was by my side to make sure everything was set up correctly, to answer any questions of mine or my parents, and to also assist our guests. She took me and my fiancé inside of The Pennsylvanian to see the room before our guests entered. (I’ll always remember having that time with my new husband to see the room and have a few moments to ourselves before the reception began!)

The combined efforts of Rania, Cyndi, and staff were truly appreciated. Our wedding day was truly perfect! We can’t thank them enough for making our wedding at The Pennsylvanian the best day of our lives! Read less
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Deb
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Writing this review is so easy! In addition to being extremely organized, knowledgeable, and attentive to EVERY detail, Rania is a catering genius. She wants to be as excited about your wedding as
you are! It was clearly evident from our initial meeting during the wedding planning process, this woman "knows her stuff." She runs a tight ship and has, what must be, the MOST COMPETENT staff in the business. Rania would settle for nothing less. She demands and commands perfection in her business and, because of that, we had a 5-STAR DELICIOUS (an actual guest comment), top-notch, one-fantastic-Pennsylvanian-wedding! Her floor manager, Cyndi, is worth her weight in gold -- absolutely outstanding. The details she handled, whether due to her experience working receptions or simply because it comes naturally to her, was above and beyond our expectations. And THE FOOD!! It was a culinary feast for the eyes as well as the appetite from the hors d'oeuvres through a most spectacular dessert table. The entrees were all
perfectly prepared, beautifully presented, and very delicious. MANY guests said the filet mignon was the best beef they have ever tasted.
Rania is a woman who truly loves going to work and takes great pride in what she does. It shows, and we thank her for that! Fantastic event.
Writing this review is so easy! In addition to being extremely organized, knowledgeable, and attentive to EVERY detail, Read more...
Writing this review is so easy! In addition to being extremely organized, knowledgeable, and attentive to EVERY detail, Rania is a catering genius. She wants to be as excited about your wedding as
you are! It was clearly evident from our initial meeting during the wedding planning process, this woman "knows her stuff." She runs a tight ship and has, what must be, the MOST COMPETENT staff in the business. Rania would settle for nothing less. She demands and commands perfection in her business and, because of that, we had a 5-STAR DELICIOUS (an actual guest comment), top-notch, one-fantastic-Pennsylvanian-wedding! Her floor manager, Cyndi, is worth her weight in gold -- absolutely outstanding. The details she handled, whether due to her experience working receptions or simply because it comes naturally to her, was above and beyond our expectations. And THE FOOD!! It was a culinary feast for the eyes as well as the appetite from the hors d'oeuvres through a most spectacular dessert table. The entrees were all
perfectly prepared, beautifully presented, and very delicious. MANY guests said the filet mignon was the best beef they have ever tasted.
Rania is a woman who truly loves going to work and takes great pride in what she does. It shows, and we thank her for that! Fantastic event. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Without Rania and her staff, our wedding at The Pennsylvanian would not have been possible! Not only did Rania provide excellent guidance throughout the menu planning process, she was our lifeline when it came to complicated rentals and was never short on patience. Always professional and extremely knowledgeable, Rania and her team were the driving force behind an event that friends and family will be talking about for years. Her cuisine - from the personalized hors d'oeuvres to the fine filets to the variety of sweets - was all excellent! Rania also acted as our event coordinator at The Pennsylvanian. Because everything was handled so flawlessly, our strong trust in her capabilities did not even matter and we were able to simply enjoy our wedding! Thank you to Rania and Rania's entire staff! I wish we could do it all over again!
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Without Rania and her staff, our wedding at The Pennsylvanian would not have been possible! Not only did Rania provide excellent guidance throughout the menu planning process, she was our lifeline when it came to complicated rentals and was never short on patience. Always professional and extremely knowledgeable, Rania and her team were the driving force behind an event that friends and family will be talking about for years. Her cuisine - from the personalized hors d'oeuvres to the fine filets to the variety of sweets - was all excellent! Rania also acted as our event coordinator at The Pennsylvanian. Because everything was handled so flawlessly, our strong trust in her capabilities did not even matter and we were able to simply enjoy our wedding! Thank you to Rania and Rania's entire staff! I wish we could do it all over again! Read less
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Glenn and Susan
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Back in February, 2012 my daughter chose Rania as the caterer for her wedding at Soldiers and Sailors in Oakland on November 10, 2012. I immediately went on line and checked the reviews of her prior wedding engagements. I was pleased to see that Rania had excellent ratings and the biggest thing was that her food was outstanding. I would like to ask the one reviewer who said that her daughter's wedding was perfect and that she had no complaints - but gave Rania four (4) stars. The comments and the rating did not compute. Perhaps the reviewer was a college professor who doesn't believe in "A's". Now to the "Event". My daughter's wedding on Saturday, November 10, 2012 was perfect from start to finish. When you hire Rania as a caterer you get far more than just a caterer. She is more like a wedding planner. From suggesting florists and the DJ to her perfect time line, Rania did it all. Rania is always in contact and produces an event that is truly memorable. Comments included - the food is definitely not the usual "wedding food" to the event was very "guest" friendly. The marriage of your first born is always a highly charged emotional event. Rania helped make this day the perfect event that all involved had hoped for and wished for. Thank you Rania and all your staff for making our daughter's wedding so very memorable.
Back in February, 2012 my daughter chose Rania as the caterer for her wedding at Soldiers and Sailors in Oakland on Read more...
Back in February, 2012 my daughter chose Rania as the caterer for her wedding at Soldiers and Sailors in Oakland on November 10, 2012. I immediately went on line and checked the reviews of her prior wedding engagements. I was pleased to see that Rania had excellent ratings and the biggest thing was that her food was outstanding. I would like to ask the one reviewer who said that her daughter's wedding was perfect and that she had no complaints - but gave Rania four (4) stars. The comments and the rating did not compute. Perhaps the reviewer was a college professor who doesn't believe in "A's". Now to the "Event". My daughter's wedding on Saturday, November 10, 2012 was perfect from start to finish. When you hire Rania as a caterer you get far more than just a caterer. She is more like a wedding planner. From suggesting florists and the DJ to her perfect time line, Rania did it all. Rania is always in contact and produces an event that is truly memorable. Comments included - the food is definitely not the usual "wedding food" to the event was very "guest" friendly. The marriage of your first born is always a highly charged emotional event. Rania helped make this day the perfect event that all involved had hoped for and wished for. Thank you Rania and all your staff for making our daughter's wedding so very memorable. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Rania and her staff were worth every penny. From the first meeting until the end of our reception, I truly had nothing to worry about. Rania is more of a wedding planner than simply a caterer. Her advice was thoughtful and in the end 100% right. The food for our reception was outstanding. Rania's staff were extremely professional and I appreciated their attention to detail and professionalism. If you are considering Rania for your wedding reception - don't hesitate - she's fantastic.
Rania and her staff were worth every penny. From the first meeting until the end of our reception, I truly had nothing to Read more...
Rania and her staff were worth every penny. From the first meeting until the end of our reception, I truly had nothing to worry about. Rania is more of a wedding planner than simply a caterer. Her advice was thoughtful and in the end 100% right. The food for our reception was outstanding. Rania's staff were extremely professional and I appreciated their attention to detail and professionalism. If you are considering Rania for your wedding reception - don't hesitate - she's fantastic. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rania Harris is a complete professional and inspires confidence from her initial contact. The food was excellent and her staff was very efficient, responsive, and personable. It was convenient to have Rania provide event planning services and reassuring to know that all the details were being coordinated by her. Our guests were effusive in their praise of all aspects of our daughter's wedding. Rania's Catering and The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh are a winning combo for catering and venue!
Rania Harris is a complete professional and inspires confidence from her initial contact. The food was excellent and her Read more...
Rania Harris is a complete professional and inspires confidence from her initial contact. The food was excellent and her staff was very efficient, responsive, and personable. It was convenient to have Rania provide event planning services and reassuring to know that all the details were being coordinated by her. Our guests were effusive in their praise of all aspects of our daughter's wedding. Rania's Catering and The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh are a winning combo for catering and venue! Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Overall, we'd recommend Rania's!

Planning: As a busy bride, responsiveness during the planning process was so important to me -- and Rania always wrote or called back almost immediately, even when she was on vacation. Rania has a great personality and is very hands-on. We appreciated her energy throughout the process. We weren't pleased with our first tasting, but we eventually got the menu just right. During our initial (and really, only) planning session, we felt a bit rushed, but overall Rania made it as easy as possible. In many ways, she acted as a wedding planner - she connected us with several vendors and played an integral role with night-of logistics. In fact, she personally attended our reception to ensure that everything was perfect.

Night-Of: We received lots of compliments about our food, which I think is rare at weddings. I have a friend that still brings up how good our appetizers were every time I see her. Her staff were professional, attentive, and everything went off without a hitch.

Thanks, Rania!
Overall, we'd recommend Rania's!

Planning: As a busy bride, responsiveness during the planning process was so Read more...
Overall, we'd recommend Rania's!

Planning: As a busy bride, responsiveness during the planning process was so important to me -- and Rania always wrote or called back almost immediately, even when she was on vacation. Rania has a great personality and is very hands-on. We appreciated her energy throughout the process. We weren't pleased with our first tasting, but we eventually got the menu just right. During our initial (and really, only) planning session, we felt a bit rushed, but overall Rania made it as easy as possible. In many ways, she acted as a wedding planner - she connected us with several vendors and played an integral role with night-of logistics. In fact, she personally attended our reception to ensure that everything was perfect.

Night-Of: We received lots of compliments about our food, which I think is rare at weddings. I have a friend that still brings up how good our appetizers were every time I see her. Her staff were professional, attentive, and everything went off without a hitch.

Thanks, Rania! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The food was wonderful and the service was professional and flawless. Many, many of our guests raved about the quality and presentation of the food. Rania also took the lead in coordinating with other vendors including the venue staff, photographer, florist, and DJ to assure that everything progressed seamlessly and everyone had the same timeline.
The food was wonderful and the service was professional and flawless. Many, many of our guests raved about the quality and Read more...
The food was wonderful and the service was professional and flawless. Many, many of our guests raved about the quality and presentation of the food. Rania also took the lead in coordinating with other vendors including the venue staff, photographer, florist, and DJ to assure that everything progressed seamlessly and everyone had the same timeline. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Working with Rania was an absolute delight! Rania worked as both our caterer and day-of planner and I would highly recommend her.

She offered a more comprehensive catering package than any other caterer we talked to and we are so glad we had the opportunity to work with Rania.

The planning process was a breeze. Rania guided us through the menu selection and coordinated with two rental vendors. It was really nice to only have 1 contract to worry about as opposed to 3. Rania gave us a long list of her recommended vendors. She then worked with our vendors to finalize the day-of schedule.

About 4 months out, Rania scheduled a menu tasting and coordinated a tablescape with the rental vendors and our florist so we could see what a reception table would look like. We were thrilled with our menu tasting and tablescape.

Rania’s team handled the set-up of our personalized decorations and details we had given them the day before.

The food was absolutely phenomenal. We opted for a cocktail hour followed by a seated dinner reception for 150 with dinner options of steak au poivre, salmon, and an onion tart with orzo Greek salad. Our friends and family continue to rave about the food they were served at our wedding. We do too. The steak and salmon were grilled just perfectly as if the chef were cooking for 5 people. Rania’s bakers made our wedding cake and they did a wonderful job of seeing our cake vision through to execution. Again, it was very fresh and moist and we continue to rave about it.

Throughout the evening, the servers were attentive and quick to replace a fallen fork or knife. Most of all, it was really nice to see Rania at the reception, checking in to make sure everything was going well.

Bottom line: we had a wonderful experience with Rania and her team. Call her!
Working with Rania was an absolute delight! Rania worked as both our caterer and day-of planner and I would highly Read more...
Working with Rania was an absolute delight! Rania worked as both our caterer and day-of planner and I would highly recommend her.

She offered a more comprehensive catering package than any other caterer we talked to and we are so glad we had the opportunity to work with Rania.

The planning process was a breeze. Rania guided us through the menu selection and coordinated with two rental vendors. It was really nice to only have 1 contract to worry about as opposed to 3. Rania gave us a long list of her recommended vendors. She then worked with our vendors to finalize the day-of schedule.

About 4 months out, Rania scheduled a menu tasting and coordinated a tablescape with the rental vendors and our florist so we could see what a reception table would look like. We were thrilled with our menu tasting and tablescape.

Rania’s team handled the set-up of our personalized decorations and details we had given them the day before.

The food was absolutely phenomenal. We opted for a cocktail hour followed by a seated dinner reception for 150 with dinner options of steak au poivre, salmon, and an onion tart with orzo Greek salad. Our friends and family continue to rave about the food they were served at our wedding. We do too. The steak and salmon were grilled just perfectly as if the chef were cooking for 5 people. Rania’s bakers made our wedding cake and they did a wonderful job of seeing our cake vision through to execution. Again, it was very fresh and moist and we continue to rave about it.

Throughout the evening, the servers were attentive and quick to replace a fallen fork or knife. Most of all, it was really nice to see Rania at the reception, checking in to make sure everything was going well.

Bottom line: we had a wonderful experience with Rania and her team. Call her! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
For my husband and I, the food and service was our top priority at our wedding, and Rania and her staff delivered everything we could have asked for (and more that we didn't). From the very first meeting, I felt extremely comfortable knowing they would take care of the details from organization, contacting other vendors, giving us advice and helping us with rentals, and so much more. After our first tasting, I had a lot of different ideas for things I would like to change, and she immediately responded, called me while she was on our vacation to ease my worries, and provided us with a second tasting to make sure we were thrilled - we definitely were.

The timing of our reception was perfect. We had enough time as a couple to eat and visit with all of our guests- this was Rania's suggestion and her experience showed. Everyone raved about the food, and pastries (we had a pie buffet). As a baker I was thrilled with the pastry chef's work.

The service was impeccable, everyone was extremely supportive, courteous, and helpful. I didn't have to worry about a single thing leading up to the wedding or on the wedding day!
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For my husband and I, the food and service was our top priority at our wedding, and Rania and her staff delivered everything we could have asked for (and more that we didn't). From the very first meeting, I felt extremely comfortable knowing they would take care of the details from organization, contacting other vendors, giving us advice and helping us with rentals, and so much more. After our first tasting, I had a lot of different ideas for things I would like to change, and she immediately responded, called me while she was on our vacation to ease my worries, and provided us with a second tasting to make sure we were thrilled - we definitely were.

The timing of our reception was perfect. We had enough time as a couple to eat and visit with all of our guests- this was Rania's suggestion and her experience showed. Everyone raved about the food, and pastries (we had a pie buffet). As a baker I was thrilled with the pastry chef's work.

The service was impeccable, everyone was extremely supportive, courteous, and helpful. I didn't have to worry about a single thing leading up to the wedding or on the wedding day! Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
It was a beautiful event. The staff and food were wonderful!
It was a beautiful event. The staff and food were wonderful!
It was a beautiful event. The staff and food were wonderful! Read less
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Britteny
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Rania's Catering is simply the best in Pittsburgh. Everyone at our wedding could not stop talking about how delicious the food was! The staff was kind, professional, and very helpful! Our floor manager was AMAZING, she took care of every little detail. The whole event was flawless thanks to Rania and her team!
Rania's Catering is simply the best in Pittsburgh. Everyone at our wedding could not stop talking about how delicious the Read more...
Rania's Catering is simply the best in Pittsburgh. Everyone at our wedding could not stop talking about how delicious the food was! The staff was kind, professional, and very helpful! Our floor manager was AMAZING, she took care of every little detail. The whole event was flawless thanks to Rania and her team! Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
THe old saying,"You pay for what you get!" holds true in this situation. Rania is worth every penny you pay for and then some. The best investment of the whole wedding. Her staff is curtious,professional and quality. Rania herself, is a true "gem". No need to worry about anything during the reception. Can't say enough about her! P.S. Food was exceptional!
THe old saying,"You pay for what you get!" holds true in this situation. Rania is worth every penny you pay for and then Read more...
THe old saying,"You pay for what you get!" holds true in this situation. Rania is worth every penny you pay for and then some. The best investment of the whole wedding. Her staff is curtious,professional and quality. Rania herself, is a true "gem". No need to worry about anything during the reception. Can't say enough about her! P.S. Food was exceptional! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Rania and her staff were AMAZING!! Susan was our floor manager and she made sure our reception went perfectly! The servers were very helpful and attentive. The food was DELICIOUS and we received many compliments on it!! We put complete trust in Rania's Catering and they did not let us down! We would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone!
Rania and her staff were AMAZING!! Susan was our floor manager and she made sure our reception went perfectly! The servers Read more...
Rania and her staff were AMAZING!! Susan was our floor manager and she made sure our reception went perfectly! The servers were very helpful and attentive. The food was DELICIOUS and we received many compliments on it!! We put complete trust in Rania's Catering and they did not let us down! We would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone! Read less
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William
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Our daughter's wedding was catered by Rania and the food for the cocktail hour and reception was exceptional. The service fom the wait staff to the bartenders to the floor managers was so good that we were able to just enjoy the evening with absolute confidence that our guests were well taken care of. Special requests were honored and dealt with promptly and without question. Rania provided us also with recommendations for almost all the other vendors and worked seamlessly with them. Since this was our first experience hosting a wedding, we were naturally anxious going into this but Rania's experience and level of expertise made this event one that we were able to experience and enjoy since she and her staff did the work and we shared the night with our family.
Our daughter's wedding was catered by Rania and the food for the cocktail hour and reception was exceptional. The service Read more...
Our daughter's wedding was catered by Rania and the food for the cocktail hour and reception was exceptional. The service fom the wait staff to the bartenders to the floor managers was so good that we were able to just enjoy the evening with absolute confidence that our guests were well taken care of. Special requests were honored and dealt with promptly and without question. Rania provided us also with recommendations for almost all the other vendors and worked seamlessly with them. Since this was our first experience hosting a wedding, we were naturally anxious going into this but Rania's experience and level of expertise made this event one that we were able to experience and enjoy since she and her staff did the work and we shared the night with our family. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The service was efficient, friendly and unobtrusive. Raina's people worked well in the limited space of the Mattress Factory. The food was all prepared very well on site. The grilled steak and asparagus was perfectly cooked,
The service was efficient, friendly and unobtrusive. Raina's people worked well in the limited space of the Mattress Read more...
The service was efficient, friendly and unobtrusive. Raina's people worked well in the limited space of the Mattress Factory. The food was all prepared very well on site. The grilled steak and asparagus was perfectly cooked, Read less
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Proud PA Mom
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Rania advised us to have two floor managers at our 6/16 wedding at The Pennsylvanian and she was absolutely right. Susan and Cindy, the two she sent us, were on top of everything, anticipating what needed to be done before it had even occurred to me. They did, indeed, operate like a precision machine. I have had MANY compliments on the food: everyone was impressed by the quality and the unique twist Rania put on the standard wedding reception fare. (The hint of ethnicity for my daughter's Persian wedding, without being "strange" to American palates.) My one gluten-free guest was so impressed that the staff sought her out even before dinner and made absolutely certain she was appropriately served that she told me about it no less than 3 times.

I was personally impressed to see Rania there (looking elegant I might add), jumping in and actually helping with serving. Certainly gives me some serious boasting rights: THE Pittsburgh celebrity chef/caterer did MY daughter's wedding!

All of us appreciate Rania's expertise in coordinating vendors and managing the day for us. I can't imagine who else would have been able to get us a microphone at the 11th hour, following the rehearsal and our last minute realization that we needed one. For that matter, how many other caterers would even be checking their messages on a Friday evening?

Rania is the consumate expert and professional when it comes to wedding receptions and she is worth every penny!
Linda N
Rania advised us to have two floor managers at our 6/16 wedding at The Pennsylvanian and she was absolutely right. Susan Read more...
Rania advised us to have two floor managers at our 6/16 wedding at The Pennsylvanian and she was absolutely right. Susan and Cindy, the two she sent us, were on top of everything, anticipating what needed to be done before it had even occurred to me. They did, indeed, operate like a precision machine. I have had MANY compliments on the food: everyone was impressed by the quality and the unique twist Rania put on the standard wedding reception fare. (The hint of ethnicity for my daughter's Persian wedding, without being "strange" to American palates.) My one gluten-free guest was so impressed that the staff sought her out even before dinner and made absolutely certain she was appropriately served that she told me about it no less than 3 times.

I was personally impressed to see Rania there (looking elegant I might add), jumping in and actually helping with serving. Certainly gives me some serious boasting rights: THE Pittsburgh celebrity chef/caterer did MY daughter's wedding!

All of us appreciate Rania's expertise in coordinating vendors and managing the day for us. I can't imagine who else would have been able to get us a microphone at the 11th hour, following the rehearsal and our last minute realization that we needed one. For that matter, how many other caterers would even be checking their messages on a Friday evening?

Rania is the consumate expert and professional when it comes to wedding receptions and she is worth every penny!
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Deidre
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
We were planning our daughters wedding from the other side of the state so the help and guidance provided by Rania and her staff was invaluable. Their time and talent helped to create an evening of celebration that ran seamlessly. Our family and friends are still talking about how delicious the food was along with how professional and efficient the staff was! Excellent catering choice for any size wedding!
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We were planning our daughters wedding from the other side of the state so the help and guidance provided by Rania and her staff was invaluable. Their time and talent helped to create an evening of celebration that ran seamlessly. Our family and friends are still talking about how delicious the food was along with how professional and efficient the staff was! Excellent catering choice for any size wedding! Read less
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TOM
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT !!!! WE WERE VERY IMPRESSED THAT RAINA STOPPED BY TO CHECK ON THINGS. CINDY IS A REAL PRO !!!!
EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT !!!! WE WERE VERY IMPRESSED THAT RAINA STOPPED BY TO CHECK ON THINGS. CINDY IS A REAL PRO !!!!
EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT !!!! WE WERE VERY IMPRESSED THAT RAINA STOPPED BY TO CHECK ON THINGS. CINDY IS A REAL PRO !!!! Read less
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Janet
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Rania's catering service provided us and our daughter's wedding with the best service that we could have hoped for. We especially liked the Manager of the wedding, Cyndi and her professionalism. The food was served hot, the taste of everything was exceptional, and I received so many wonderful comments about the overall food choices.

I would not hesitate to tell everyone about Rania's catering for any of their wedding or other needs. Rania's took all of the stress out of a very important day for my daughter and our family.
Rania's catering service provided us and our daughter's wedding with the best service that we could have hoped for. We Read more...
Rania's catering service provided us and our daughter's wedding with the best service that we could have hoped for. We especially liked the Manager of the wedding, Cyndi and her professionalism. The food was served hot, the taste of everything was exceptional, and I received so many wonderful comments about the overall food choices.

I would not hesitate to tell everyone about Rania's catering for any of their wedding or other needs. Rania's took all of the stress out of a very important day for my daughter and our family. Read less
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jleontiadis
Wedding:
5/20/2012
5.0/5.0
General Patton standards with the class of Audrey Hepburn. Listen up brides:
* quality of food excellent--My family from Greece said the food was wonderful and they are used to the best food in the world.
* consistent and thorough communication--Rania and her staff communicated with the florist, the DJ, the Reception hall, photographer and anyone else involved in the wedding process---she sent me excel spreadsheets of what to do and what to buy---I am a full time student, professor and mother (and wife :), so her take charge attitude was essential
*cost--not as steep as I had thought--reasonable in comparison to other caterers--except that Rania's food is GREAT-not good--- the costs are EXTREMELY clear--and there are no surprises---AND if you have to cut corners, don't cut them with your caterer--especially one who made everyone communicate with each other regarding timelines, locations, etcetera.
*Last word---there is no BS with Rania--she is organized, passionate and aware of things going on around her--she knows her craft, appreciates her staff, and will treat your wedding with a sense of urgency and respect that it deserves---
General Patton standards with the class of Audrey Hepburn. Listen up brides:
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General Patton standards with the class of Audrey Hepburn. Listen up brides:
* quality of food excellent--My family from Greece said the food was wonderful and they are used to the best food in the world.
* consistent and thorough communication--Rania and her staff communicated with the florist, the DJ, the Reception hall, photographer and anyone else involved in the wedding process---she sent me excel spreadsheets of what to do and what to buy---I am a full time student, professor and mother (and wife :), so her take charge attitude was essential
*cost--not as steep as I had thought--reasonable in comparison to other caterers--except that Rania's food is GREAT-not good--- the costs are EXTREMELY clear--and there are no surprises---AND if you have to cut corners, don't cut them with your caterer--especially one who made everyone communicate with each other regarding timelines, locations, etcetera.
*Last word---there is no BS with Rania--she is organized, passionate and aware of things going on around her--she knows her craft, appreciates her staff, and will treat your wedding with a sense of urgency and respect that it deserves--- Read less
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pvolakis
Wedding:
12/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Rania's meal was fantastic, the service was excellent, the appetizers were delicious. Everyone remarked on the quality of food and great service they received. I never had to worry about anything dealing with the reception, Rania took care of everything that night. One word sums it up, AWESOME!!!
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Rania's meal was fantastic, the service was excellent, the appetizers were delicious. Everyone remarked on the quality of food and great service they received. I never had to worry about anything dealing with the reception, Rania took care of everything that night. One word sums it up, AWESOME!!! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
11/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Rania's Catering is the BEST in Pittsburgh!!! I am so happy that we used Rania for our wedding.. The food was the topic of the night.. Rania made our wedding perfect. There is not one thing I would have changed about the night. I give Rania's Catering a perfect 10!!!!
Rania's Catering is the BEST in Pittsburgh!!! I am so happy that we used Rania for our wedding.. The food was the topic of Read more...
Rania's Catering is the BEST in Pittsburgh!!! I am so happy that we used Rania for our wedding.. The food was the topic of the night.. Rania made our wedding perfect. There is not one thing I would have changed about the night. I give Rania's Catering a perfect 10!!!! Read less
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CBeimel
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
If you are looking to hire a caterer that not only provides amazing food, but is helpful in all aspects of planning a wedding, please consider hiring Rania's catering. After one conversation you will be relieved and sure that you are in good hands. It was very pleasant meeting with Rania and I even found I love sour cherry pie when planning some of the details, as she offered me a slice. The reason why I would like to make this next part a little more heartfelt is because my little brother passed away a month before my wedding day and it was difficult timing. I was focused on consoling my family and uninterested in wedding details. Rania called and left a message, along with an email, with her deepest sympathies and assurance she would handle the wedding aspect. It was truly a touching gesture. I fell behind in everything and she was right there to walk me through it and practiced patience as the to do list piled up. The day of, everything was perfect. I had so many guests rave about the food and not only how delicious it was but how shocked they were that two hundred and thirty people could be fed at the same time. The floor managers took care of every detail and the staff was efficient, kind and looked as if they were having a nice time. As you can read by all the other reviews, you won't come close to being disappointed...more so, blown away!

Thank you to Rania, Susan and everyone else involved in the process of throwing a spectacular wedding, you are a gem in your industry. Thank you for creating a wonderful memory for me and
I can't wait to stop by when I am in town for a piece of the best pie in the world, your sweet potato pecan pie!!

Carley
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If you are looking to hire a caterer that not only provides amazing food, but is helpful in all aspects of planning a wedding, please consider hiring Rania's catering. After one conversation you will be relieved and sure that you are in good hands. It was very pleasant meeting with Rania and I even found I love sour cherry pie when planning some of the details, as she offered me a slice. The reason why I would like to make this next part a little more heartfelt is because my little brother passed away a month before my wedding day and it was difficult timing. I was focused on consoling my family and uninterested in wedding details. Rania called and left a message, along with an email, with her deepest sympathies and assurance she would handle the wedding aspect. It was truly a touching gesture. I fell behind in everything and she was right there to walk me through it and practiced patience as the to do list piled up. The day of, everything was perfect. I had so many guests rave about the food and not only how delicious it was but how shocked they were that two hundred and thirty people could be fed at the same time. The floor managers took care of every detail and the staff was efficient, kind and looked as if they were having a nice time. As you can read by all the other reviews, you won't come close to being disappointed...more so, blown away!

Thank you to Rania, Susan and everyone else involved in the process of throwing a spectacular wedding, you are a gem in your industry. Thank you for creating a wonderful memory for me and
I can't wait to stop by when I am in town for a piece of the best pie in the world, your sweet potato pecan pie!!

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Michelle
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
If you want the best food you will ever eat at a wedding, I would strongly recommend that you hire Rania. Her food is absolutely amazing!! Plus, the service is out of this world. I was so impressed with Rania and her entire staff that day, and so was everyone else who attended my wedding. I have received countless compliments about the food and its service. Rania made my wedding reception a dream come true!
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If you want the best food you will ever eat at a wedding, I would strongly recommend that you hire Rania. Her food is absolutely amazing!! Plus, the service is out of this world. I was so impressed with Rania and her entire staff that day, and so was everyone else who attended my wedding. I have received countless compliments about the food and its service. Rania made my wedding reception a dream come true! Read less
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Bride102211
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough positive things about Rania's Catering. From the first moment we met Rania and her staff, we could tell that they really cared about us and the outcome of the wedding. Rania's is almost a wedding planner, they coordinate rentals (linens, tables, etc) and speak with all of your vendors so they are on the same page. The food is absolutely amazing. We heard rave reviews from our guests, especially on the appetizers (we had 5 but there were pages to pick from!). We made a change to our chicken dish after the tasting and the end result couldn't have been better! All of the food is cooked fresh onsite. The cake was included and it was beautiful and delicious. The baker even called to confirm the details of the cake the week of to make sure everything was just right. The staff was friendly and professional. They even went out of their way to help us take off the chair covers at the end of the night even though it wasn't their job. Rania's Catering is worth every penny and I would highly recommend to anyone planning a wedding or other catered event.
I cannot say enough positive things about Rania's Catering. From the first moment we met Rania and her staff, we could Read more...
I cannot say enough positive things about Rania's Catering. From the first moment we met Rania and her staff, we could tell that they really cared about us and the outcome of the wedding. Rania's is almost a wedding planner, they coordinate rentals (linens, tables, etc) and speak with all of your vendors so they are on the same page. The food is absolutely amazing. We heard rave reviews from our guests, especially on the appetizers (we had 5 but there were pages to pick from!). We made a change to our chicken dish after the tasting and the end result couldn't have been better! All of the food is cooked fresh onsite. The cake was included and it was beautiful and delicious. The baker even called to confirm the details of the cake the week of to make sure everything was just right. The staff was friendly and professional. They even went out of their way to help us take off the chair covers at the end of the night even though it wasn't their job. Rania's Catering is worth every penny and I would highly recommend to anyone planning a wedding or other catered event. Read less
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Rachel Cellurale
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Rania and her wonderful staff were truly amazing in the entire process of planning our wedding. The day in its entirety, the food, the service, the professionalism were all above and beyond our already very high expectations because we had been so pleased with them along the way. They have such incredible attention to detail, our guests continue to RAVE about the menu for our wedding. From day one since I sent my inquiry to Rania's services, she stood out above any other caterer I had "shopped" through. She dedicates her time and attention to her bride the week of her wedding 110% percent, and mentioned this to me before the wedding one week where she was unable to meet because she was so dedicated to the bride of the wedding she was preparing for that week. Despite her number of events she caters every year, she is always very available, flexible, and finds the time to devote to all of her patrons. This is also thanks to her incredibly dedicated staff, who are all comparable in supreme work ethic that is admirable and recognized by all of their patrons. Myself, my husband, and my family cannot stop our praise for Rania and her staff. They truly made our wedding as special as it possibly could be, as I mentioned, far above my expectations. The day was stress-free and we were able to enjoy it in its entirety because Rania had catered to every last detail. They are truly amazing and I will always recommend them for the future. We have continued to use Rania and her services for other family gatherings since. Thank you again, Rania, and all of your staff :) You truly are wonderful, and made our day so very special and memorable.
Rania and her wonderful staff were truly amazing in the entire process of planning our wedding. The day in its entirety, Read more...
Rania and her wonderful staff were truly amazing in the entire process of planning our wedding. The day in its entirety, the food, the service, the professionalism were all above and beyond our already very high expectations because we had been so pleased with them along the way. They have such incredible attention to detail, our guests continue to RAVE about the menu for our wedding. From day one since I sent my inquiry to Rania's services, she stood out above any other caterer I had "shopped" through. She dedicates her time and attention to her bride the week of her wedding 110% percent, and mentioned this to me before the wedding one week where she was unable to meet because she was so dedicated to the bride of the wedding she was preparing for that week. Despite her number of events she caters every year, she is always very available, flexible, and finds the time to devote to all of her patrons. This is also thanks to her incredibly dedicated staff, who are all comparable in supreme work ethic that is admirable and recognized by all of their patrons. Myself, my husband, and my family cannot stop our praise for Rania and her staff. They truly made our wedding as special as it possibly could be, as I mentioned, far above my expectations. The day was stress-free and we were able to enjoy it in its entirety because Rania had catered to every last detail. They are truly amazing and I will always recommend them for the future. We have continued to use Rania and her services for other family gatherings since. Thank you again, Rania, and all of your staff :) You truly are wonderful, and made our day so very special and memorable. Read less
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Timinpa
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Seriously, if you want the PERFECT wedding you have only one choice...Rania! She was soooooo much more than a caterer, she gave us wonderful contacts for everything else we needed. She is the complete wedding planner! I could not have imagined a more perfect wedding for my daughter and Rania was a HUGE part. Her attention to detail is beyond compare! Read and look no further...call her today!
Seriously, if you want the PERFECT wedding you have only one choice...Rania! She was soooooo much more than a caterer, she Read more...
Seriously, if you want the PERFECT wedding you have only one choice...Rania! She was soooooo much more than a caterer, she gave us wonderful contacts for everything else we needed. She is the complete wedding planner! I could not have imagined a more perfect wedding for my daughter and Rania was a HUGE part. Her attention to detail is beyond compare! Read and look no further...call her today! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Flowers, Invitations, Photography, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, , Videography
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bieltzm
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Rania's Catering did our wedding on October 8th at Phipps Conservatory and I cannot say enough fabulous things about the job they did. Everything from food to service was fantastic. Rania worked with us to make every detail of our reception perfect. We received tons of compliments on how good the food was and how friendly the staff was. My friend even ripped her dress and a Rania's staff member helped her sew it together!! In addition, my mother and I made our own centerpieces for the guest tables and cocktail tables; Rania went above and beyond by setting up all the centerpieces since we did not have a florist. I would not pass up the opportunity to have Rania cater an event!
Rania's Catering did our wedding on October 8th at Phipps Conservatory and I cannot say enough fabulous things about the Read more...
Rania's Catering did our wedding on October 8th at Phipps Conservatory and I cannot say enough fabulous things about the job they did. Everything from food to service was fantastic. Rania worked with us to make every detail of our reception perfect. We received tons of compliments on how good the food was and how friendly the staff was. My friend even ripped her dress and a Rania's staff member helped her sew it together!! In addition, my mother and I made our own centerpieces for the guest tables and cocktail tables; Rania went above and beyond by setting up all the centerpieces since we did not have a florist. I would not pass up the opportunity to have Rania cater an event! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Rania and her staff were true professionals. She took care of every detail, and as the mother of the bride that was priceless. She was quick to ease all of my apprehensions as we went through the planning process and was quick to respond to my many questions. We had an overwhelming positive response from the guests about the food. I would highly recommend her for any affair...and her floor manager Cyndi was excellent!
Rania and her staff were true professionals. She took care of every detail, and as the mother of the bride that was Read more...
Rania and her staff were true professionals. She took care of every detail, and as the mother of the bride that was priceless. She was quick to ease all of my apprehensions as we went through the planning process and was quick to respond to my many questions. We had an overwhelming positive response from the guests about the food. I would highly recommend her for any affair...and her floor manager Cyndi was excellent! Read less
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Mother of the Bride
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
My daughter and I both live out of town and we were planning a wedding in Pittsburgh. Rania personally called me and from the first moment we spoke, I knew she would be our caterer. I needed someone to "hold my hand" through this process and not only did I trust her to have the best menu but also to help us in whatever area of the wedding process we needed. I was not disappointed. I would say that you get what you pay for and you may find other caterers with less expensive prices but Rania's quality is unsurpassed and the presentation of the food was amazing.
My daughter and I both live out of town and we were planning a wedding in Pittsburgh. Rania personally called me and from Read more...
My daughter and I both live out of town and we were planning a wedding in Pittsburgh. Rania personally called me and from the first moment we spoke, I knew she would be our caterer. I needed someone to "hold my hand" through this process and not only did I trust her to have the best menu but also to help us in whatever area of the wedding process we needed. I was not disappointed. I would say that you get what you pay for and you may find other caterers with less expensive prices but Rania's quality is unsurpassed and the presentation of the food was amazing. Read less
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cgroark
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Rania is so organized and on top of every detail. She held all the vendors together and helped us through last minute details. She used great judgment when the weather turned on us by moving the cocktail hour inside. the set-up was wonderful. The food was excellent and the staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. Have no fear if you decide to use RAnia's catering.
Rania is so organized and on top of every detail. She held all the vendors together and helped us through last minute Read more...
Rania is so organized and on top of every detail. She held all the vendors together and helped us through last minute details. She used great judgment when the weather turned on us by moving the cocktail hour inside. the set-up was wonderful. The food was excellent and the staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. Have no fear if you decide to use RAnia's catering. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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kcantalamessa
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Everything was fantastic, from the food to the service. I would absolutely recommend Rania's to anyone looking for a caterer. We received numerous complements on how fantastic everything was. Thank you Rania for making our evening that much more memorable!
Everything was fantastic, from the food to the service. I would absolutely recommend Rania's to anyone looking for a Read more...
Everything was fantastic, from the food to the service. I would absolutely recommend Rania's to anyone looking for a caterer. We received numerous complements on how fantastic everything was. Thank you Rania for making our evening that much more memorable! Read less
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Janet
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Quality of Service......The Best Pittsburgh has to offer
Responsiveness..........Done before you even asked the question
Professionalism.........With grace and dignity for the customer
Value...................Priceless
Flexibility.............Without a doubt, always ready to accommated

Thank you for making our daughters wedding an event that our friends and family will cherish for along time to come. You gave the mother of the bride peace of mind to enjoy the most precious day in her life. The food was awesome but only trumped by the service of your staff. Rania was a caterer for a day but a friend for a lifetime. With love and endless thanks, The Desko/McManamy family
Quality of Service......The Best Pittsburgh has to offer
Responsiveness..........Done before you even asked the Read more...
Quality of Service......The Best Pittsburgh has to offer
Responsiveness..........Done before you even asked the question
Professionalism.........With grace and dignity for the customer
Value...................Priceless
Flexibility.............Without a doubt, always ready to accommated

Thank you for making our daughters wedding an event that our friends and family will cherish for along time to come. You gave the mother of the bride peace of mind to enjoy the most precious day in her life. The food was awesome but only trumped by the service of your staff. Rania was a caterer for a day but a friend for a lifetime. With love and endless thanks, The Desko/McManamy family Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Biggest Fan
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
If 5 stars connotes excellence, Rania's Catering rates 1,005 stars. From her planning and invaluable guidance through the myriad details of wedding and reception to the preparation and service of wonderful food, Rania and her staff are incomparable. Their courtesy and consideration were exceeded only by their professionalism and responsiveness - and the best food ever served at a wedding reception. There simply is none better than Rania's Catering.
If 5 stars connotes excellence, Rania's Catering rates 1,005 stars. From her planning and invaluable guidance through the Read more...
If 5 stars connotes excellence, Rania's Catering rates 1,005 stars. From her planning and invaluable guidance through the myriad details of wedding and reception to the preparation and service of wonderful food, Rania and her staff are incomparable. Their courtesy and consideration were exceeded only by their professionalism and responsiveness - and the best food ever served at a wedding reception. There simply is none better than Rania's Catering. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning
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pamgriz
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
If you are having a wedding at the Pennsylvanian you will never go wrong with Rania's catering. Everything was delicious, service was superb, and the professionalism was the best. I had many tell me it was truly "a class act". She is the BEST!
If you are having a wedding at the Pennsylvanian you will never go wrong with Rania's catering. Everything was delicious, Read more...
If you are having a wedding at the Pennsylvanian you will never go wrong with Rania's catering. Everything was delicious, service was superb, and the professionalism was the best. I had many tell me it was truly "a class act". She is the BEST! Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Rania and her staff were a wonderful part of our beautiful wedding reception! Our gathering was a small, elegant cocktail party with the most spectacular food! The presentation was exquisite and the taste delicious! The staff was extremely friendly to all of the guests. We will definitely call upon her services again. Thank you, Rania!
Rania and her staff were a wonderful part of our beautiful wedding reception! Our gathering was a small, elegant cocktail Read more...
Rania and her staff were a wonderful part of our beautiful wedding reception! Our gathering was a small, elegant cocktail party with the most spectacular food! The presentation was exquisite and the taste delicious! The staff was extremely friendly to all of the guests. We will definitely call upon her services again. Thank you, Rania! Read less
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bev
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
More than a caterer definitely a Wedding coordinator. Rania created time lines, spoke with the venue, florist along with providing outstanding appetizers (not the usual fair - lamb chops superior) and entree that were delicious beyond the norm. Rania's staff was attentive and anticipated our needs. Bride & Groom live in Phoenix AZ but Rania was easily contacted and responded immediately to any email or phone call. Without hesitation please use Rania - you will not be disappointed. Raniatogo made our day perfect.
More than a caterer definitely a Wedding coordinator. Rania created time lines, spoke with the venue, florist along with Read more...
More than a caterer definitely a Wedding coordinator. Rania created time lines, spoke with the venue, florist along with providing outstanding appetizers (not the usual fair - lamb chops superior) and entree that were delicious beyond the norm. Rania's staff was attentive and anticipated our needs. Bride & Groom live in Phoenix AZ but Rania was easily contacted and responded immediately to any email or phone call. Without hesitation please use Rania - you will not be disappointed. Raniatogo made our day perfect. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Penny
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Rania does an excellent job. She is well worth the money! Rania will create a top notch event and her staff is extremely professional. Food is EXCELENT!
Rania does an excellent job. She is well worth the money! Rania will create a top notch event and her staff is extremely Read more...
Rania does an excellent job. She is well worth the money! Rania will create a top notch event and her staff is extremely professional. Food is EXCELENT! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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perfectionist mother
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
I had the distinct pleasure of dealing with Rania when we chose her as the caterer for our daughter's recent wedding reception. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Rania's Catering is more than a business. It is owned and operated by Rania Harris who truly is a unique and amazing person. She is gracious, warm, extremely competent, and perhaps one of the most efficient people I have ever encountered. On top of that, she is an excellent cook. The quality of the food that is prepared by Rania's Catering is top rate. At our daughter's recent wedding reception, we heard comments that the appetizers, the meals, and the cake were the best that people ever had eaten! Rania's Catering is also unique because Rania surrounds herself with staff members who share her work ethic and who are as gracious and warm as she. The burden of planning an event is undertaken by Rania. She listened to what we wanted, and she provided us with an abundance of suggestions. She works very closely with all of the other vendors who might be working at the event, and she makes certain that everything comes together flawlessly. The week before our daughter's wedding, she patiently incorporated our last minute changes to our plans. She also created an atmosphere where I knew that I could absolutely rely on her. I am a bit of a perfectionist, and for me to say that I am able to absolutely rely on somebody is a significant statement. Our daughter's wedding reception was everything that she had hoped and dreamed for, and I give the credit for that to Rania and her company. There was a minimum of stress in the planning process, and none of it is attributable to Rania or the people with whom she collaborates. As you may notice, I am a huge fan. I am the mother of one daughter, but if I had any other daughters for whom I wished to host a wedding reception I would turn to Rania's Catering immediately!
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I had the distinct pleasure of dealing with Rania when we chose her as the caterer for our daughter's recent wedding reception. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Rania's Catering is more than a business. It is owned and operated by Rania Harris who truly is a unique and amazing person. She is gracious, warm, extremely competent, and perhaps one of the most efficient people I have ever encountered. On top of that, she is an excellent cook. The quality of the food that is prepared by Rania's Catering is top rate. At our daughter's recent wedding reception, we heard comments that the appetizers, the meals, and the cake were the best that people ever had eaten! Rania's Catering is also unique because Rania surrounds herself with staff members who share her work ethic and who are as gracious and warm as she. The burden of planning an event is undertaken by Rania. She listened to what we wanted, and she provided us with an abundance of suggestions. She works very closely with all of the other vendors who might be working at the event, and she makes certain that everything comes together flawlessly. The week before our daughter's wedding, she patiently incorporated our last minute changes to our plans. She also created an atmosphere where I knew that I could absolutely rely on her. I am a bit of a perfectionist, and for me to say that I am able to absolutely rely on somebody is a significant statement. Our daughter's wedding reception was everything that she had hoped and dreamed for, and I give the credit for that to Rania and her company. There was a minimum of stress in the planning process, and none of it is attributable to Rania or the people with whom she collaborates. As you may notice, I am a huge fan. I am the mother of one daughter, but if I had any other daughters for whom I wished to host a wedding reception I would turn to Rania's Catering immediately! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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THGWeddings
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Rania and her team were great to work with. The quality of the food is outstanding and the staff was amazing. Great Job!
Rania and her team were great to work with. The quality of the food is outstanding and the staff was amazing. Great Job!
Rania and her team were great to work with. The quality of the food is outstanding and the staff was amazing. Great Job! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
From start to finish we had an awesome experience with Rania for our daughter's wedding! Right from our first meeting with her we were confident that she was the one to help make our daughter's dream wedding come true. She was easy to get in touch with via phone or email and if not available she would get back to us promptly in a friendly, upbeat manner. She really tried to understand our vision which ultimately helped guide our meal selection. We had our wedding at the Pennsylvania with required many outside vendors. Rania coordinated all this for us. That combined with the repour that she had with all of our vendors made the process rather simple and enjoyable too. Her staff was amazing as well. We had many special details planned for the reception which included special escort cards that had to be hung on a door, numerous family wedding pictures, menu cards,flip flops,candy/necessity baskets. They were all placed to perfection and exactly as we invisioned it. Something special that Rania did was to personally escort my husband and I into the Venue completely decorated before all the guests came it. Without that special viewing we would have missed all the beautiful details! Great food was one of our top priorities. We choose Filet Mignon topped with Crab. All of our Guests raved about the food saying it was the best meal they ever had at a wedding! They were all served to Hot with beautiful presentation which is quite impressive for 220 guests.The taste and quality was better than most 5 star restaurants of have been too! All of the staff was attentive and extremely friendly which was also appreciated by our guests. It was obvious that there goal was that everyone be happy. Rania also supplied the Wedding Cake. It was wonderful working with Stewart on the flavor and design of our Daughter's Wedding cake and Grooms cake. He really took special interest in what she was invisioning. Stewart even made a follow up call just before the wedding to make sure he was including everything she was thinking.The guests also stated it was the best wedding cake they ever tasted! With 100% confidence I can say that because of Rania's expertise, guidance and patience combined with her amazing staff, our daughter had the wedding she had always dreamed of. The end result greatly exceeded our expections. We felt Rania took a personal interest in our happiness and for that we will be forever grateful!!!
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From start to finish we had an awesome experience with Rania for our daughter's wedding! Right from our first meeting with her we were confident that she was the one to help make our daughter's dream wedding come true. She was easy to get in touch with via phone or email and if not available she would get back to us promptly in a friendly, upbeat manner. She really tried to understand our vision which ultimately helped guide our meal selection. We had our wedding at the Pennsylvania with required many outside vendors. Rania coordinated all this for us. That combined with the repour that she had with all of our vendors made the process rather simple and enjoyable too. Her staff was amazing as well. We had many special details planned for the reception which included special escort cards that had to be hung on a door, numerous family wedding pictures, menu cards,flip flops,candy/necessity baskets. They were all placed to perfection and exactly as we invisioned it. Something special that Rania did was to personally escort my husband and I into the Venue completely decorated before all the guests came it. Without that special viewing we would have missed all the beautiful details! Great food was one of our top priorities. We choose Filet Mignon topped with Crab. All of our Guests raved about the food saying it was the best meal they ever had at a wedding! They were all served to Hot with beautiful presentation which is quite impressive for 220 guests.The taste and quality was better than most 5 star restaurants of have been too! All of the staff was attentive and extremely friendly which was also appreciated by our guests. It was obvious that there goal was that everyone be happy. Rania also supplied the Wedding Cake. It was wonderful working with Stewart on the flavor and design of our Daughter's Wedding cake and Grooms cake. He really took special interest in what she was invisioning. Stewart even made a follow up call just before the wedding to make sure he was including everything she was thinking.The guests also stated it was the best wedding cake they ever tasted! With 100% confidence I can say that because of Rania's expertise, guidance and patience combined with her amazing staff, our daughter had the wedding she had always dreamed of. The end result greatly exceeded our expections. We felt Rania took a personal interest in our happiness and for that we will be forever grateful!!! Read less
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Bethanie
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Rania and staff were wonderful. She was able to work with my budget and always made herself available. She is a true wedding planner and spares no detail, one example would be contacting each of my vendors (photographer, videographer, florist etc) and scheduling a timeline of events. Lastly, I received numerous compliments on the food, coffee bar, and cake and my guests- everyone loved it!
Rania and staff were wonderful. She was able to work with my budget and always made herself available. She is a true Read more...
Rania and staff were wonderful. She was able to work with my budget and always made herself available. She is a true wedding planner and spares no detail, one example would be contacting each of my vendors (photographer, videographer, florist etc) and scheduling a timeline of events. Lastly, I received numerous compliments on the food, coffee bar, and cake and my guests- everyone loved it! Read less
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xx
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
We found that Rania had anticipated problems before we even had them, and had already figured out a resolution. She has the whole system down to a science and is pleasant, competent and professional in executing the plan. If you are comparing Rania to any other caterer, don't even think twice. Rania is by a long margin the best caterer we've ever worked with (and we do lots of entertaining for business.) She is easy to work with, flexible, and her food is incredible. She and her staff go far out of their way to make sure that every single guest feels like the guest of honor. But if budget is a concern and you are comparing a catered event to one where all the items necessary for the meal are included, do a careful cost comparison so you are certain what your total costs will be. (Those rentals really add up!) If the comparison shows your costs to be similar, go with Rania. She will take good care of you.
We found that Rania had anticipated problems before we even had them, and had already figured out a resolution. She has Read more...
We found that Rania had anticipated problems before we even had them, and had already figured out a resolution. She has the whole system down to a science and is pleasant, competent and professional in executing the plan. If you are comparing Rania to any other caterer, don't even think twice. Rania is by a long margin the best caterer we've ever worked with (and we do lots of entertaining for business.) She is easy to work with, flexible, and her food is incredible. She and her staff go far out of their way to make sure that every single guest feels like the guest of honor. But if budget is a concern and you are comparing a catered event to one where all the items necessary for the meal are included, do a careful cost comparison so you are certain what your total costs will be. (Those rentals really add up!) If the comparison shows your costs to be similar, go with Rania. She will take good care of you. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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sassy
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
What a pleasure to work with the whole crew at Rania's! They ROCK! From the chefs to the waitstaff, our guests were so impressed! We had relatives from all over the United States, and they all remarked that they had never had service like this. As I started eating, I looked around the crowded room and was stunned to see basically everyone eating at the same time! And her food is MADE on site, not brought in hot boxes. Trust me, if you want to NOT have to worry about details, this lady will do it ALL for you.
Thanks so much for a remarkable event!
What a pleasure to work with the whole crew at Rania's! They ROCK! From the chefs to the waitstaff, our guests were so Read more...
What a pleasure to work with the whole crew at Rania's! They ROCK! From the chefs to the waitstaff, our guests were so impressed! We had relatives from all over the United States, and they all remarked that they had never had service like this. As I started eating, I looked around the crowded room and was stunned to see basically everyone eating at the same time! And her food is MADE on site, not brought in hot boxes. Trust me, if you want to NOT have to worry about details, this lady will do it ALL for you.
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royalt
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
We are still getting compliments about our wedding. And one of the most repeated is how great the food was. Several people said it was the best food they ever had.

We sampled several caterers before deciding on Rania. For us, there were three things we needed from our caterer - food, value and service. The others had decent food and talked a good game about their service. Each had prices lower than Rania's. But my wife and I were never really impressed with the entire package from any. As soon as we met with Rania, we were hooked. She knows her stuff and gave us the confidence that our wedding day would be perfect. And then after we tried the food, there was no turning back.

Rania exceeded our expectations in every regard. Our wedding went perfectly. There wasn't one problem. The food was incredible and the cake was one of the best I have ever eaten. But what really made the day perfect was Rania and her staff. They were friendly, hardworking and professional. Once we saw how it all came together on our wedding day, we knew we made the right choice. Rania is more than a caterer, she is a partner in your wedding who really cares and she is worth every penny.
We are still getting compliments about our wedding. And one of the most repeated is how great the food was. Several people Read more...
We are still getting compliments about our wedding. And one of the most repeated is how great the food was. Several people said it was the best food they ever had.

We sampled several caterers before deciding on Rania. For us, there were three things we needed from our caterer - food, value and service. The others had decent food and talked a good game about their service. Each had prices lower than Rania's. But my wife and I were never really impressed with the entire package from any. As soon as we met with Rania, we were hooked. She knows her stuff and gave us the confidence that our wedding day would be perfect. And then after we tried the food, there was no turning back.

Rania exceeded our expectations in every regard. Our wedding went perfectly. There wasn't one problem. The food was incredible and the cake was one of the best I have ever eaten. But what really made the day perfect was Rania and her staff. They were friendly, hardworking and professional. Once we saw how it all came together on our wedding day, we knew we made the right choice. Rania is more than a caterer, she is a partner in your wedding who really cares and she is worth every penny. Read less
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springbride
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Rania and her staff was amazing, and made our wedding day perfect! The food & the service was wonderful. It was a pleasure working with them!
Rania and her staff was amazing, and made our wedding day perfect! The food & the service was wonderful. It was a pleasure Read more...
Rania and her staff was amazing, and made our wedding day perfect! The food & the service was wonderful. It was a pleasure working with them! Read less
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rosaz
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Rania is the best at what she does. The food was delicious at my daughter's wedding and her staff trully professional and attentive. Guest commented that this was the best food they ever had at a wedding! The bridal party was extremely impressed by the attentiveness of the staff, the quality of the food and the attention to detail from appetizers to wedding cake. Highly reccomend. You won't be dissapointed.
Rania is the best at what she does. The food was delicious at my daughter's wedding and her staff trully professional and Read more...
Rania is the best at what she does. The food was delicious at my daughter's wedding and her staff trully professional and attentive. Guest commented that this was the best food they ever had at a wedding! The bridal party was extremely impressed by the attentiveness of the staff, the quality of the food and the attention to detail from appetizers to wedding cake. Highly reccomend. You won't be dissapointed. Read less
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a very happy lady!
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Rania, Susan and their staff made it so easy for me! From the beginning stages of planning our event to the day of, it was a pleasure working w/ Rania & Susan, too!
I would highly recommend Rania's Catering to anyone planning any kind of event!
Rania, Susan and their staff made it so easy for me! From the beginning stages of planning our event to the day of, it was Read more...
Rania, Susan and their staff made it so easy for me! From the beginning stages of planning our event to the day of, it was a pleasure working w/ Rania & Susan, too!
I would highly recommend Rania's Catering to anyone planning any kind of event! Read less
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mwilsonsmulski
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Rania and her staff catered our wedding at the Children's Mues. of Pittsburgh on 5/28/11 - and we could not have been more pleased. I had had her catering year's ago at a work function at Phipps Conversatory and it stuck with me how good the food was then and it didn't disappoint at the wedding!

The food was unbelieveable, her staff's service was professional and When we initially met with her - she provided us with a list of things to think about, we loosely discussed menu items - but most importantly, she gave us some guidance and things to think about. The second time we sat down, we walked through menu choice - with some discussion about what we wanted - chose our flatware/glasses/china, along with chairs and linens. The third time we held our tasting and even had a few changes that we needed to make - and it was no problem. The day of our wedding, Rania was on site - along with a floor manager - to make sure every detail was handled. We did a cheese/veggie/meat area that was amazing along with hand passed apps. Our meal was a filet with a crab cake, along with risotto. They also did our cake - which created alot of ease that we didn't have to look to another vendor - and it was the most delicious conocnut cake we'd ever eaten.

Top to bottom - working with Rania was the best decision we made. We hope to work with her again at future family functions and many happy anniversaries to come.
Rania and her staff catered our wedding at the Children's Mues. of Pittsburgh on 5/28/11 - and we could not have been more Read more...
Rania and her staff catered our wedding at the Children's Mues. of Pittsburgh on 5/28/11 - and we could not have been more pleased. I had had her catering year's ago at a work function at Phipps Conversatory and it stuck with me how good the food was then and it didn't disappoint at the wedding!

The food was unbelieveable, her staff's service was professional and When we initially met with her - she provided us with a list of things to think about, we loosely discussed menu items - but most importantly, she gave us some guidance and things to think about. The second time we sat down, we walked through menu choice - with some discussion about what we wanted - chose our flatware/glasses/china, along with chairs and linens. The third time we held our tasting and even had a few changes that we needed to make - and it was no problem. The day of our wedding, Rania was on site - along with a floor manager - to make sure every detail was handled. We did a cheese/veggie/meat area that was amazing along with hand passed apps. Our meal was a filet with a crab cake, along with risotto. They also did our cake - which created alot of ease that we didn't have to look to another vendor - and it was the most delicious conocnut cake we'd ever eaten.

Top to bottom - working with Rania was the best decision we made. We hope to work with her again at future family functions and many happy anniversaries to come. Read less
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ashleysaxon
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Rania and her staff were AMAZING for our wedding! The food and service were above our expectations every step of the way. My husband, Jesse, and I got married at the Frick Art & Historical Center in Pittsburgh and Rania helped us coordinate the event details in accordance with the Frick's requirements (of which there were many!). Rania even helped us find a new DJ the day before our wedding! She was a complete lifesaver in my near nervous breakdown. Her baker did a beautiful job on our cake and the food displays were classic. I would highly recommend Rania for any event, especially for weddings.

Ashley Saxon
Rania and her staff were AMAZING for our wedding! The food and service were above our expectations every step of the way. Read more...
Rania and her staff were AMAZING for our wedding! The food and service were above our expectations every step of the way. My husband, Jesse, and I got married at the Frick Art & Historical Center in Pittsburgh and Rania helped us coordinate the event details in accordance with the Frick's requirements (of which there were many!). Rania even helped us find a new DJ the day before our wedding! She was a complete lifesaver in my near nervous breakdown. Her baker did a beautiful job on our cake and the food displays were classic. I would highly recommend Rania for any event, especially for weddings.

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Kristen
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a dependable, professional and AWESOME caterer, look no further than Rania's. The food for our wedding was exceptional! Rania runs a tight ship, from having the food prepared on time to the top-notch quality of her staff. It's been about two months since our wedding and our friends and family are still complimenting us on how OUTSTANDING the food was. And the desserts were just as delectable as the meal! Her pastry chef is wonderful (as are all her workers :)
If you are looking for a dependable, professional and AWESOME caterer, look no further than Rania's. The food for our Read more...
If you are looking for a dependable, professional and AWESOME caterer, look no further than Rania's. The food for our wedding was exceptional! Rania runs a tight ship, from having the food prepared on time to the top-notch quality of her staff. It's been about two months since our wedding and our friends and family are still complimenting us on how OUTSTANDING the food was. And the desserts were just as delectable as the meal! Her pastry chef is wonderful (as are all her workers :) Read less
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Peggy Uminski
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
I had always intended on hiring a professional wedding planner for my only daughter's wedding. When a met with Rania, I realized that was no longer necessary as she & her very capable group had everything covered. I appreciated her availability to me and her decisiveness, easily justifying the the cost of her services. Her staff was knowledgeable, congenial and truly amazing throughout. The reception at the Pennsyvanian was proclaimed the perfect mix of fun & elegance!
I had always intended on hiring a professional wedding planner for my only daughter's wedding. When a met with Rania, I Read more...
I had always intended on hiring a professional wedding planner for my only daughter's wedding. When a met with Rania, I realized that was no longer necessary as she & her very capable group had everything covered. I appreciated her availability to me and her decisiveness, easily justifying the the cost of her services. Her staff was knowledgeable, congenial and truly amazing throughout. The reception at the Pennsyvanian was proclaimed the perfect mix of fun & elegance! Read less
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JOJO
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Rania's Catering did a fantastic job from beginning to end. From our very first meeting with Rania to the day of the wedding, I felt completely confident that everything would go very smoothly. The quality of the food was outstanding and the entire staff was extremely professional, friendly and very helpful. Rania created a time line and floor plan for the entire event and communicated this information to all of my other vendors which enabled everything to run right on time. In addition, she communicated with my daughter (bride) and myself frequently as responses came in and she was always available to answer our questions. With Rania's Catering, you will be able to enjoy your wedding and spend the evening with family and friends without a worry or concern.
Rania's Catering did a fantastic job from beginning to end. From our very first meeting with Rania to the day of the Read more...
Rania's Catering did a fantastic job from beginning to end. From our very first meeting with Rania to the day of the wedding, I felt completely confident that everything would go very smoothly. The quality of the food was outstanding and the entire staff was extremely professional, friendly and very helpful. Rania created a time line and floor plan for the entire event and communicated this information to all of my other vendors which enabled everything to run right on time. In addition, she communicated with my daughter (bride) and myself frequently as responses came in and she was always available to answer our questions. With Rania's Catering, you will be able to enjoy your wedding and spend the evening with family and friends without a worry or concern. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Susy Schultz Keller
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Rania rocks. She not only is a successful entrepreneur but also an astute reader of her customers. She met us and very quickly knew what we wanted and led us through the whole process with superb advice. She connected us to the perfect photographer, DJ, florist, chamber music group... Not only did she provide us with what dozens of our guests called "the most delicious food they had EVER had at a wedding" but she also functioned as a planner - since we were doing this from out of town. I have to say my wedding weekend was a pinnacle (if not THE pinnacle) of my life to date (and i've had a wonderful live) and Rania's leadership and assistance made this possible. THANKS!
Rania rocks. She not only is a successful entrepreneur but also an astute reader of her customers. She met us and very Read more...
Rania rocks. She not only is a successful entrepreneur but also an astute reader of her customers. She met us and very quickly knew what we wanted and led us through the whole process with superb advice. She connected us to the perfect photographer, DJ, florist, chamber music group... Not only did she provide us with what dozens of our guests called "the most delicious food they had EVER had at a wedding" but she also functioned as a planner - since we were doing this from out of town. I have to say my wedding weekend was a pinnacle (if not THE pinnacle) of my life to date (and i've had a wonderful live) and Rania's leadership and assistance made this possible. THANKS! Read less
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BK
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
If you are seeking to achieve the event of your dreams, you must use Rania to plan your event! More like a wedding planner than simply a caterer, she helped us choose everything from serving spoons to the perfect table linens. Our food was phenomenal, the service was impeccable, and the evening was worry free...what more could you ask for? Rania knows her business so well, and is able to share her refined skills with you in a highly organized and timely manner. As long as we live in Pittsburgh, I will use Rania for all my future events.
If you are seeking to achieve the event of your dreams, you must use Rania to plan your event! More like a wedding planner Read more...
If you are seeking to achieve the event of your dreams, you must use Rania to plan your event! More like a wedding planner than simply a caterer, she helped us choose everything from serving spoons to the perfect table linens. Our food was phenomenal, the service was impeccable, and the evening was worry free...what more could you ask for? Rania knows her business so well, and is able to share her refined skills with you in a highly organized and timely manner. As long as we live in Pittsburgh, I will use Rania for all my future events. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Kailee Yost
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
In my opinion, there is NO ONE better to cater your special occasion than Rania and her staff. My husband and I chose Rania to cater our wedding, and boy, are we lucky that we did!! Everything was absolutely immaculate. So many of our guests said that it was the best food they've ever eaten at a wedding (or any where for that matter!). I have never met a more efficient group of people. Not only that, but they are so genuinely sweet and really let you know how much they care for you and the special occasion you're planning. Rania and her staff are the very best - so professional, so efficient, so caring- and are worth EVERY penny. I would recommend them to ANYONE!! Rania is so well known and respected in the area that other vendors get back to her immediately, making planning your occasion a million times easier. Trust me, you're in the best hands in Pittsburgh! We love Rania!!
In my opinion, there is NO ONE better to cater your special occasion than Rania and her staff. My husband and I chose Read more...
In my opinion, there is NO ONE better to cater your special occasion than Rania and her staff. My husband and I chose Rania to cater our wedding, and boy, are we lucky that we did!! Everything was absolutely immaculate. So many of our guests said that it was the best food they've ever eaten at a wedding (or any where for that matter!). I have never met a more efficient group of people. Not only that, but they are so genuinely sweet and really let you know how much they care for you and the special occasion you're planning. Rania and her staff are the very best - so professional, so efficient, so caring- and are worth EVERY penny. I would recommend them to ANYONE!! Rania is so well known and respected in the area that other vendors get back to her immediately, making planning your occasion a million times easier. Trust me, you're in the best hands in Pittsburgh! We love Rania!! Read less
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Louanne
Wedding:
9/11/2010
5.0/5.0
If you want to have a perfect day, put yourself in Rania's hands! She helped us choose a menu that completely reflected the bride and groom's tastes -- and her suggestions for colors helped set the tone for the whole reception. We completely trusted the staff to get all the details for the day right -- and they did not disappoint! People are still calling, to tell me how delicious the food was, and how impressive the staff was. Thank you for making my daughter's wedding her dream come true!
If you want to have a perfect day, put yourself in Rania's hands! She helped us choose a menu that completely reflected Read more...
If you want to have a perfect day, put yourself in Rania's hands! She helped us choose a menu that completely reflected the bride and groom's tastes -- and her suggestions for colors helped set the tone for the whole reception. We completely trusted the staff to get all the details for the day right -- and they did not disappoint! People are still calling, to tell me how delicious the food was, and how impressive the staff was. Thank you for making my daughter's wedding her dream come true! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Mary Ann
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for an awesome caterer look no farther! They catered my daughter's wedding and I couldn't have been happier with the night. I recieved so many compliments on the food, the service, the waiter's attentiveness to the tables, and their professionalism. Everything was outstanding, I can't say enough good things about it. Rania was a joy to work with. She answered all my questions, (believe me I had alot!), trivial or important. Her staff was amazing. They were all sweethearts. It was such a relief knowing they were in control that day and that we had nothing to worry about. The day went smoothly and we got to enjoy the evening knowing we were in good hands.
Thanks again Rania it was a pleasure.
If you are looking for an awesome caterer look no farther! They catered my daughter's wedding and I couldn't have been Read more...
If you are looking for an awesome caterer look no farther! They catered my daughter's wedding and I couldn't have been happier with the night. I recieved so many compliments on the food, the service, the waiter's attentiveness to the tables, and their professionalism. Everything was outstanding, I can't say enough good things about it. Rania was a joy to work with. She answered all my questions, (believe me I had alot!), trivial or important. Her staff was amazing. They were all sweethearts. It was such a relief knowing they were in control that day and that we had nothing to worry about. The day went smoothly and we got to enjoy the evening knowing we were in good hands.
Thanks again Rania it was a pleasure. Read less
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Susie
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
My daughter's wedding was catered by Rania, and we were most pleased with everything that she did from the preparation with us, coordination of services with the other vendors, attention to detail, and the amazing food. All of our guests raved about the food from the appetizers during the cocktail hour to the main course and finally to the delicious wedding cake. We so appreciated all of her efforts on our behalf that helped to make the day truly memorable for us. Thank you so much, Rania!
My daughter's wedding was catered by Rania, and we were most pleased with everything that she did from the preparation Read more...
My daughter's wedding was catered by Rania, and we were most pleased with everything that she did from the preparation with us, coordination of services with the other vendors, attention to detail, and the amazing food. All of our guests raved about the food from the appetizers during the cocktail hour to the main course and finally to the delicious wedding cake. We so appreciated all of her efforts on our behalf that helped to make the day truly memorable for us. Thank you so much, Rania! Read less
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angela
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
AMAZING!!! Rania is hands down the best caterer that we have ever been introduced to! Every single one of our guests complimented on how great the food was, and Rania was able to take an old family recipe for a cake and make it exactly like what it should be! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
AMAZING!!! Rania is hands down the best caterer that we have ever been introduced to! Every single one of our guests Read more...
AMAZING!!! Rania is hands down the best caterer that we have ever been introduced to! Every single one of our guests complimented on how great the food was, and Rania was able to take an old family recipe for a cake and make it exactly like what it should be! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Read less
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sthiser
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
The quality of food was outstanding. For a 200 person wedding, it's incredibly challenging to produce a meal that matches or exceeds the quality of the food at the tasting. Rania's team achieved this. As an event planner, I know that this is no easy feat. We could not get over how amazing the food was - and beautifully presented too! The cake that Rania's pastry chef made was also fantastic - beautiful and delicious. He even made a special icing for the cake that we wanted to use.

The servers and floor manager were also wonderful - they took care of everything and were lovely people. Everything was perfect!
The quality of food was outstanding. For a 200 person wedding, it's incredibly challenging to produce a meal that matches Read more...
The quality of food was outstanding. For a 200 person wedding, it's incredibly challenging to produce a meal that matches or exceeds the quality of the food at the tasting. Rania's team achieved this. As an event planner, I know that this is no easy feat. We could not get over how amazing the food was - and beautifully presented too! The cake that Rania's pastry chef made was also fantastic - beautiful and delicious. He even made a special icing for the cake that we wanted to use.

The servers and floor manager were also wonderful - they took care of everything and were lovely people. Everything was perfect! Read less
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RAR814
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Rania was absolutely wonderful to work with! She is so creative and works with you on whatever you want. Rania is so much more than a caterer. Rania coordinated with all of our vendors so we did not have to worry about a thing. Everyone says they are so stressed before their weddings but I was not. I have Rania to thank for that!

I also want to say how fantastic Rania's staff was. We had Cindy as our floor manager for our wedding reception at The Pennsylvanian. She made everything run smoothly even when we fell behind schedule a bit. I truly had nothing to worry about.

The wedding cake was the best cake I have ever had! Everyone went on and on about how delicious the wedding cake was! It was beautiful too!

Rania is the perfect caterer to work with!
Rania was absolutely wonderful to work with! She is so creative and works with you on whatever you want. Rania is so much Read more...
Rania was absolutely wonderful to work with! She is so creative and works with you on whatever you want. Rania is so much more than a caterer. Rania coordinated with all of our vendors so we did not have to worry about a thing. Everyone says they are so stressed before their weddings but I was not. I have Rania to thank for that!

I also want to say how fantastic Rania's staff was. We had Cindy as our floor manager for our wedding reception at The Pennsylvanian. She made everything run smoothly even when we fell behind schedule a bit. I truly had nothing to worry about.

The wedding cake was the best cake I have ever had! Everyone went on and on about how delicious the wedding cake was! It was beautiful too!

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Rebecca
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Rania's Catering is the complete package. Rania and her assistant, Susan, were always professional. Any questions, whether by phone or email, were answered on the day received--even if they were on vacation. When planning an event you find that along the way you change your mind about things. Rania was very flexible with changes, but also guided our decisions based on her expertise and years of experience. The staff was very attentive to the details and pleasant. Guests commented about the wonderful and plentiful hor d'oeuvres. We had stations and guests' plates were piled high. From our first encounter to the last detail of the evening we were made to feel confident that all would go well. This assured us that we could relax and enjoy our daughter's wedding which we truly did.
Rania's Catering is the complete package. Rania and her assistant, Susan, were always professional. Any questions, whether Read more...
Rania's Catering is the complete package. Rania and her assistant, Susan, were always professional. Any questions, whether by phone or email, were answered on the day received--even if they were on vacation. When planning an event you find that along the way you change your mind about things. Rania was very flexible with changes, but also guided our decisions based on her expertise and years of experience. The staff was very attentive to the details and pleasant. Guests commented about the wonderful and plentiful hor d'oeuvres. We had stations and guests' plates were piled high. From our first encounter to the last detail of the evening we were made to feel confident that all would go well. This assured us that we could relax and enjoy our daughter's wedding which we truly did. Read less
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k&smcg
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
Rania was wonderful to work with, for many reasons. She had many different options to choose from to help us come up with a unique menu (we did not want the common dinner choices). She helped us make decisions by asking questions and offering opinions when we requested them, but she didn’t push us at all. She did provide advice, which we wanted. The food was hot, the presentation excellent and it tasted great. The hors d’ouevres were exceptional. Her staff is extremely professional and very friendly. Rania herself is very organized and extremely detail-oriented – she is on top of everything within her organization and also with the other vendors we contracted with for our event. She walked us through the process and made it much easier to understand what decisions needed to be made and when. She followed up promptly when we had questions and she e-mailed us revisions anytime we made changes. She takes control of the event and makes sure everything is handled in advance, very professionally, so the day of the wedding you don’t have to think about a thing other than enjoying the reception. We loved working with her and her staff (her floor manager, Susan, was wonderful too!). We would recommend Rania in a heartbeat!
Rania was wonderful to work with, for many reasons. She had many different options to choose from to help us come up with Read more...
Rania was wonderful to work with, for many reasons. She had many different options to choose from to help us come up with a unique menu (we did not want the common dinner choices). She helped us make decisions by asking questions and offering opinions when we requested them, but she didn’t push us at all. She did provide advice, which we wanted. The food was hot, the presentation excellent and it tasted great. The hors d’ouevres were exceptional. Her staff is extremely professional and very friendly. Rania herself is very organized and extremely detail-oriented – she is on top of everything within her organization and also with the other vendors we contracted with for our event. She walked us through the process and made it much easier to understand what decisions needed to be made and when. She followed up promptly when we had questions and she e-mailed us revisions anytime we made changes. She takes control of the event and makes sure everything is handled in advance, very professionally, so the day of the wedding you don’t have to think about a thing other than enjoying the reception. We loved working with her and her staff (her floor manager, Susan, was wonderful too!). We would recommend Rania in a heartbeat! Read less
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kiera12
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about Rania and her staff. They are the epitome of quality and customer service. From the very beginning they were so kind and were always sure to return a phone call. Every detail was well thought out, the menu was 100% customized to our wants and budget, and the food was phenomenal. Everyone told me that we would not have time to eat the food at our own wedding, but after the tasting, I knew that was not an option. I would not have missed that filet for the world!! We didn't get to have the hors d'oeuvres, but they received rave reviews from our guests. All of the servers were on top of every detail and most importantly were pleasant and happy to help. The event manager was like the wedding planner I didn't have. She ensured that I did not stress about a thing, and all went off without a hitch!
I cannot say enough about Rania and her staff. They are the epitome of quality and customer service. From the very Read more...
I cannot say enough about Rania and her staff. They are the epitome of quality and customer service. From the very beginning they were so kind and were always sure to return a phone call. Every detail was well thought out, the menu was 100% customized to our wants and budget, and the food was phenomenal. Everyone told me that we would not have time to eat the food at our own wedding, but after the tasting, I knew that was not an option. I would not have missed that filet for the world!! We didn't get to have the hors d'oeuvres, but they received rave reviews from our guests. All of the servers were on top of every detail and most importantly were pleasant and happy to help. The event manager was like the wedding planner I didn't have. She ensured that I did not stress about a thing, and all went off without a hitch! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Mother of the Bride
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
When we reserved the Pennsylvanian for our daughter's wedding, we were given two names of caterers that were not only recommended but that we were required to use. Made sense - only the best of the best would have the confidence of such a grand venue. Our daughter contacted both caterers over email and Rania's prompt response and amazingly detailed, organized description of her services and choices was our first clue that we were soon to be involved with someone very special. When we met with Rania in person, her warm and personable demeanor gave us tremendous assurance that choosing Rania's Catering was the choice for us, and we decided to not even interview the other caterer. We just sent in our deposit ASAP for fear that someone else would book her on our date - which was 20 months out! A year later, our bride, groom, and parents of the bride sat down with Rania for an intense planning meeting. Intense because there were many choices to be made. You see, having a wedding at the amazing Pennsylvanian requires you to bring EVERYTHING in - place settings, tables, chairs, linens. In one afternoon, Rania transformed the immense empty space of the grand Pennsylvanian Concourse into a vision of the reception our bride-to-be hoped for - complete with CAD drawings that we took home that day. The two fellows never would have put up with picking out china and flatware and glasses so patiently if it hadn't been for Rania's delightful humor and helpful guidance. Rania saved the best part of the planning for last - picking out the menu. This was so much fun! There were so many delectable choices, but we designed a menu that inevitably received absolutely rave reviews from our guests. I am starting to receive feedback from them. They all go something like this... the salad was out of this world - so refreshing - like nothing I've ever had before... I couldn't decide whether I liked the beef or the crab cake better - weren't the sauces absolutely fantastic... who was your caterer? Rania! Who made your cake which was so delicious - just the right amount of sweetness? Rania! Who made the amazing chocolate truffles? Rania! You mean Rania that was on TV? That's the one! Now, not only was the food outstanding, but Rania's Catering staffed our reception with so many servers that all 212 of our guests were served their wine, champagne, and food close to all at once. Speaking of staff, I must mention that we were assigned two floor managers from Rania's Catering that were unbelievably helpful. The setup, reception, and breakdown went so smoothly thanks to their efficiency and competence. Not to mention the comments from my family about how nice they were. Rania's Catering is a 5 star operation. They have everything down to a science. They are very in demand and very busy, yet, their extremely amiable and hospitable style makes you feel that your reception is their number one and only priority. As our date approached, Rania and our floor managers responded to my many last minute questions on details so promptly and reassuringly. Rania Harris helped us plan the most amazing of receptions and her staff executed the plan in a delightful and perfect way. I highly recommend Rania's Catering to all of you brides-to-be. Rania will help you create your dream wedding and will play an important role in having it come true!
When we reserved the Pennsylvanian for our daughter's wedding, we were given two names of caterers that were not only Read more...
When we reserved the Pennsylvanian for our daughter's wedding, we were given two names of caterers that were not only recommended but that we were required to use. Made sense - only the best of the best would have the confidence of such a grand venue. Our daughter contacted both caterers over email and Rania's prompt response and amazingly detailed, organized description of her services and choices was our first clue that we were soon to be involved with someone very special. When we met with Rania in person, her warm and personable demeanor gave us tremendous assurance that choosing Rania's Catering was the choice for us, and we decided to not even interview the other caterer. We just sent in our deposit ASAP for fear that someone else would book her on our date - which was 20 months out! A year later, our bride, groom, and parents of the bride sat down with Rania for an intense planning meeting. Intense because there were many choices to be made. You see, having a wedding at the amazing Pennsylvanian requires you to bring EVERYTHING in - place settings, tables, chairs, linens. In one afternoon, Rania transformed the immense empty space of the grand Pennsylvanian Concourse into a vision of the reception our bride-to-be hoped for - complete with CAD drawings that we took home that day. The two fellows never would have put up with picking out china and flatware and glasses so patiently if it hadn't been for Rania's delightful humor and helpful guidance. Rania saved the best part of the planning for last - picking out the menu. This was so much fun! There were so many delectable choices, but we designed a menu that inevitably received absolutely rave reviews from our guests. I am starting to receive feedback from them. They all go something like this... the salad was out of this world - so refreshing - like nothing I've ever had before... I couldn't decide whether I liked the beef or the crab cake better - weren't the sauces absolutely fantastic... who was your caterer? Rania! Who made your cake which was so delicious - just the right amount of sweetness? Rania! Who made the amazing chocolate truffles? Rania! You mean Rania that was on TV? That's the one! Now, not only was the food outstanding, but Rania's Catering staffed our reception with so many servers that all 212 of our guests were served their wine, champagne, and food close to all at once. Speaking of staff, I must mention that we were assigned two floor managers from Rania's Catering that were unbelievably helpful. The setup, reception, and breakdown went so smoothly thanks to their efficiency and competence. Not to mention the comments from my family about how nice they were. Rania's Catering is a 5 star operation. They have everything down to a science. They are very in demand and very busy, yet, their extremely amiable and hospitable style makes you feel that your reception is their number one and only priority. As our date approached, Rania and our floor managers responded to my many last minute questions on details so promptly and reassuringly. Rania Harris helped us plan the most amazing of receptions and her staff executed the plan in a delightful and perfect way. I highly recommend Rania's Catering to all of you brides-to-be. Rania will help you create your dream wedding and will play an important role in having it come true! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
TOP NOTCH!!! Rania and her team were wonderful. The service and quality of food was outstanding. The ease of conducting all business through Rania made planning our wedding so easy!
TOP NOTCH!!! Rania and her team were wonderful. The service and quality of food was outstanding. The ease of conducting Read more...
TOP NOTCH!!! Rania and her team were wonderful. The service and quality of food was outstanding. The ease of conducting all business through Rania made planning our wedding so easy! Read less
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BrandiZee
Wedding:
7/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Rania and her staff were very personable throughout the entire planning process. They were quick to answer email questions (even if they seemed silly) and even helped us with details about our venue that they had experience with. Friendliness aside, our guests loooved the food! We had amazing hors d'oeuvres and every detail of the dinner was fantastic!
Rania and her staff were very personable throughout the entire planning process. They were quick to answer email questions Read more...
Rania and her staff were very personable throughout the entire planning process. They were quick to answer email questions (even if they seemed silly) and even helped us with details about our venue that they had experience with. Friendliness aside, our guests loooved the food! We had amazing hors d'oeuvres and every detail of the dinner was fantastic! Read less
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dcirclec
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Rania did an unbelievable job with our daughter's recent wedding. My family is of Italian decent and our gatherings are always all about THE FOOD so to me the food was as important as anything else for my baby girls special day. We were not disappointed. Rania was very professional, paid attention to every detail and prepared a magnificent feast. The selections she offered from appetizers, salads, entrees to desserts was huge and varied. I even asked her to make a special father of the bride sampler plate so I could have a bit of each entree at the reception (normally I wouldn't think of ordering the vegetarian selection). She even had staff that catered the appetizers to the wedding party while they were doing pictures. Rania's staff was very professional, courteous and fun. We even talked them into a little dancing between dinner and dessert. When my daughter told me she was meeting with Rania about the reception i told her not to get her hopes because I thought with her reputation she would be way overpriced. As a matter of fact she was less expensive than a lot of other caterers and she prepared everything on site, even cutting the vegetables for the mixed vegetable sautee for a side and cut all the salad and fixings for it on site. They grilled the filets on site and brought the ovens in to do all the cooking. We had the ceremony and reception at our home for 270 of our family and friends and I did not have to worry about a thing. Rania took care of everything and made sure it came off without a hitch. You can go with another caterer and have a nice wedding or you can hire Rania and have an unforgettable wedding. When you are picking your entrees, sides, salad, appetizers and desserts just listen to her recommendations and you won't be sorry.
Walt and Beth Cox
Rania did an unbelievable job with our daughter's recent wedding. My family is of Italian decent and our gatherings are Read more...
Rania did an unbelievable job with our daughter's recent wedding. My family is of Italian decent and our gatherings are always all about THE FOOD so to me the food was as important as anything else for my baby girls special day. We were not disappointed. Rania was very professional, paid attention to every detail and prepared a magnificent feast. The selections she offered from appetizers, salads, entrees to desserts was huge and varied. I even asked her to make a special father of the bride sampler plate so I could have a bit of each entree at the reception (normally I wouldn't think of ordering the vegetarian selection). She even had staff that catered the appetizers to the wedding party while they were doing pictures. Rania's staff was very professional, courteous and fun. We even talked them into a little dancing between dinner and dessert. When my daughter told me she was meeting with Rania about the reception i told her not to get her hopes because I thought with her reputation she would be way overpriced. As a matter of fact she was less expensive than a lot of other caterers and she prepared everything on site, even cutting the vegetables for the mixed vegetable sautee for a side and cut all the salad and fixings for it on site. They grilled the filets on site and brought the ovens in to do all the cooking. We had the ceremony and reception at our home for 270 of our family and friends and I did not have to worry about a thing. Rania took care of everything and made sure it came off without a hitch. You can go with another caterer and have a nice wedding or you can hire Rania and have an unforgettable wedding. When you are picking your entrees, sides, salad, appetizers and desserts just listen to her recommendations and you won't be sorry.
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jennygirl
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Rania was wonderful - very responsive and the food was amazing!
Because of her professionalism and quality, I had a fabulous wedding - without any headaches!
Rania was wonderful - very responsive and the food was amazing!
Because of her professionalism and quality, I had a Read more...
Rania was wonderful - very responsive and the food was amazing!
Because of her professionalism and quality, I had a fabulous wedding - without any headaches! Read less
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XenaDC
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Rania's Catering went above and beyond my expectations for my wedding day. The food was terrific - the best I've ever had at a wedding. The wedding cake was fresh and delicious and beautifully done. All of my guests were extremely impressed with the wait staff and bartenders, and the floor manager made sure everything ran smoothly. The service was just perfect!

Best of all, Rania really turned all of our requests into a fantastic party! She took care of coordinating linens and equipment rentals, and the dinner room looked amazing! We were an out-of-town couple, and she made special meeting times to accommodate when we'd be in town. She took care of many of the details I may have missed. We are so glad we chose Rania's!
Rania's Catering went above and beyond my expectations for my wedding day. The food was terrific - the best I've ever had Read more...
Rania's Catering went above and beyond my expectations for my wedding day. The food was terrific - the best I've ever had at a wedding. The wedding cake was fresh and delicious and beautifully done. All of my guests were extremely impressed with the wait staff and bartenders, and the floor manager made sure everything ran smoothly. The service was just perfect!

Best of all, Rania really turned all of our requests into a fantastic party! She took care of coordinating linens and equipment rentals, and the dinner room looked amazing! We were an out-of-town couple, and she made special meeting times to accommodate when we'd be in town. She took care of many of the details I may have missed. We are so glad we chose Rania's! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Trish
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
From the first moment we met Rania, we knew she was the one we wanted to cater our wedding. She was professional, friendly, up-beat, knowledgeable and organized.

She was willing to design a menu that incorporated our wishes. She even had a Romanian dish prepared from scratch (from a receipe we found on the internet). Rania definitely knows food and knows what works well together in a wedding setting.

Due to our wedding location, Rania not only had to provide/prepare the food, but she also had to coordinate all rentals (tables, chairs, linens, etc.) ~ no small job, but everything was perfect.

Rania did an excellent job keeping in touch with us as things progressed (and was quick to respond to any questions from us). She provided a tracking tool to assist in monitoring the food selections from our wedding guests. A day or two before the wedding, she sent a detailed e-mail to all vendors involved outlining the day and what was to happen.

Rania was open to change (things were not set in stone on day one). At the tasting, we decided to significantly change one dish and the change was graciously accepted by Rania and her staff.

On the wedding day, the food was delicious. Numerous guests commented on the asparagus salad, saying it was the best dressing they had ever tasted. The staff was amazing. All servers were well dressed and extremely friendly. The seated dinner was served in a timely fashion. The cake, also prepared by Rania's pastry chef, was both beautiful and delicious.

I can't say how happy we were with everything done by Rania and her staff. I would highly recommend her to any bride & groom.
From the first moment we met Rania, we knew she was the one we wanted to cater our wedding. She was professional, Read more...
From the first moment we met Rania, we knew she was the one we wanted to cater our wedding. She was professional, friendly, up-beat, knowledgeable and organized.

She was willing to design a menu that incorporated our wishes. She even had a Romanian dish prepared from scratch (from a receipe we found on the internet). Rania definitely knows food and knows what works well together in a wedding setting.

Due to our wedding location, Rania not only had to provide/prepare the food, but she also had to coordinate all rentals (tables, chairs, linens, etc.) ~ no small job, but everything was perfect.

Rania did an excellent job keeping in touch with us as things progressed (and was quick to respond to any questions from us). She provided a tracking tool to assist in monitoring the food selections from our wedding guests. A day or two before the wedding, she sent a detailed e-mail to all vendors involved outlining the day and what was to happen.

Rania was open to change (things were not set in stone on day one). At the tasting, we decided to significantly change one dish and the change was graciously accepted by Rania and her staff.

On the wedding day, the food was delicious. Numerous guests commented on the asparagus salad, saying it was the best dressing they had ever tasted. The staff was amazing. All servers were well dressed and extremely friendly. The seated dinner was served in a timely fashion. The cake, also prepared by Rania's pastry chef, was both beautiful and delicious.

I can't say how happy we were with everything done by Rania and her staff. I would highly recommend her to any bride & groom. Read less
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loolooali
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Rania went above and beyond to provide the best service possible, not to mention the hottest, and most succulent fillet mignon and crab cakes!
Rania went above and beyond to provide the best service possible, not to mention the hottest, and most succulent fillet Read more...
Rania went above and beyond to provide the best service possible, not to mention the hottest, and most succulent fillet mignon and crab cakes! Read less
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Melinda
Wedding:
1/30/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are both in the housing business so needless to say, like so many others, we have been financially challenged over the last few years. When our only daughter became engaged last year we so wanted to give her a wedding day that she would always cherish. After many interviews and phone calls, we came upon Rania and she was the answer to our prayers. With Rania's guidance our daughter's wedding was more than we could have ever hoped possible. The food was fabulous from start to finish!!! We had a cocktail hour with wonderful appetizers, a "passed plate" dinner, and Rania's staff supplied the cake that was perfect!!! Rania was ALWAYS available for anxious mom of the bride phone calls and emails. I HIGHLY recommend her and her staff!!! ...Rania, if anyone would like to speak to a past client of yours, I'm your girl, I sing your praises to anyone who will listen! Thanks again for giving my baby a wonderful day, we couldn't have done it without you!! Melinda Banach
My husband and I are both in the housing business so needless to say, like so many others, we have been financially Read more...
My husband and I are both in the housing business so needless to say, like so many others, we have been financially challenged over the last few years. When our only daughter became engaged last year we so wanted to give her a wedding day that she would always cherish. After many interviews and phone calls, we came upon Rania and she was the answer to our prayers. With Rania's guidance our daughter's wedding was more than we could have ever hoped possible. The food was fabulous from start to finish!!! We had a cocktail hour with wonderful appetizers, a "passed plate" dinner, and Rania's staff supplied the cake that was perfect!!! Rania was ALWAYS available for anxious mom of the bride phone calls and emails. I HIGHLY recommend her and her staff!!! ...Rania, if anyone would like to speak to a past client of yours, I'm your girl, I sing your praises to anyone who will listen! Thanks again for giving my baby a wonderful day, we couldn't have done it without you!! Melinda Banach Read less
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lupe
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Rania did all of tthe rentals as far as chais, tables, linens tents and food. I will have to say that everything she did down to the cake was absolutely magnificent. All our guests were in awe of everything. She also gave us names of other vendors she has worked with who we ended up using and loved as well.
Rania did all of tthe rentals as far as chais, tables, linens tents and food. I will have to say that everything she did Read more...
Rania did all of tthe rentals as far as chais, tables, linens tents and food. I will have to say that everything she did down to the cake was absolutely magnificent. All our guests were in awe of everything. She also gave us names of other vendors she has worked with who we ended up using and loved as well. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
6/14/2008
5.0/5.0
Rania is absolutely amazing! The food was outstanding, the staff was amazing, and everything went off without a hitch!
Rania is absolutely amazing! The food was outstanding, the staff was amazing, and everything went off without a hitch!
Rania is absolutely amazing! The food was outstanding, the staff was amazing, and everything went off without a hitch! Read less
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Elle
Wedding:
7/12/2014
4.9/5.0
Rania's team is wonderful to work with. They made excellent suggestions throughout the planning process and kept us on track for the big day. Rania is extremely well organized and Darlene made sure the entire reception ran smoothly. I would absolutely recommend Rania's Catering and will use her services again in the future.
Rania's team is wonderful to work with. They made excellent suggestions throughout the planning process and kept us on Read more...
Rania's team is wonderful to work with. They made excellent suggestions throughout the planning process and kept us on track for the big day. Rania is extremely well organized and Darlene made sure the entire reception ran smoothly. I would absolutely recommend Rania's Catering and will use her services again in the future. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
My husband and I were really glad we went with Rania's to cater our wedding reception. The staffing is excellent on the day of the event - they work very efficiently and take a lot of stress off you for setting things up and tearing things down.
My husband and I were really glad we went with Rania's to cater our wedding reception. The staffing is excellent on the Read more...
My husband and I were really glad we went with Rania's to cater our wedding reception. The staffing is excellent on the day of the event - they work very efficiently and take a lot of stress off you for setting things up and tearing things down. Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
5/31/2014
4.9/5.0
The food was perfect! There were approximately 200 guests at the wedding, and they were all served promptly with hot and perfectly prepared dinners. Each plate was presented with obvious attention to detail and every guest was treated special, including those who needed a gluten free, dairy free, or vegetarian preparation. Many guests commented that it was the best filet Mignon they have ever eaten, regardless of wedding reception or restaurant. The staff were professional and were immediately attentive to each and every request! Many guests commented that it was the very best event of their life! Thank you, Rania!
The food was perfect! There were approximately 200 guests at the wedding, and they were all served promptly with hot and Read more...
The food was perfect! There were approximately 200 guests at the wedding, and they were all served promptly with hot and perfectly prepared dinners. Each plate was presented with obvious attention to detail and every guest was treated special, including those who needed a gluten free, dairy free, or vegetarian preparation. Many guests commented that it was the best filet Mignon they have ever eaten, regardless of wedding reception or restaurant. The staff were professional and were immediately attentive to each and every request! Many guests commented that it was the very best event of their life! Thank you, Rania! Read less
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demily
Wedding:
8/31/2013
4.9/5.0
As a bride, there are a lot of decisions to make - and a lot of second guessing those decisions. The only two decisions I made without any regret was the groom, and using Rania's Catering.

While the price MAY be slightly higher than other local options, I knew that every detail would be taken care of and that above all, the food would be delicious. This was really important to me as catering for a large number (we had 250) often means compromising on the quality and taste. We chose to serve family style Mediterranean cuisine to great success. The biggest testament was how many guests gushed about the food and told me it was a huge relief from standard 'chicken or fish' wedding fare.

Rania herself is the most efficient and almost scarily on top of it woman that I have ever met, and this meticulous personality is infectious to her entire team. Rania oversaw all of my rentals, which was a huge help - especially as an out-of-state bride planning Pittsburgh wedding from California. Basically, I felt like I got a wedding planner as part of the package.

The only reason I gave Rania 4.5 stars on flexibility, is because Rania does have a very specific recipe for success that includes an ironclad list of staffing and rental requirements. THAT SAID, she was right. We did need all of the staff and actually could have used more at the bar. So while it seems like she is inflexibile, her experience in the idustry has earned her this right.

Overall, whether you are looking for a caterer for a wedding, corporate event, or any other occasion - you can't go wrong using Rania's Catering. Your event will be perfect, with less stress than you could hope for (at least on one aspect of the planning!)
As a bride, there are a lot of decisions to make - and a lot of second guessing those decisions. The only two decisions I Read more...
As a bride, there are a lot of decisions to make - and a lot of second guessing those decisions. The only two decisions I made without any regret was the groom, and using Rania's Catering.

While the price MAY be slightly higher than other local options, I knew that every detail would be taken care of and that above all, the food would be delicious. This was really important to me as catering for a large number (we had 250) often means compromising on the quality and taste. We chose to serve family style Mediterranean cuisine to great success. The biggest testament was how many guests gushed about the food and told me it was a huge relief from standard 'chicken or fish' wedding fare.

Rania herself is the most efficient and almost scarily on top of it woman that I have ever met, and this meticulous personality is infectious to her entire team. Rania oversaw all of my rentals, which was a huge help - especially as an out-of-state bride planning Pittsburgh wedding from California. Basically, I felt like I got a wedding planner as part of the package.

The only reason I gave Rania 4.5 stars on flexibility, is because Rania does have a very specific recipe for success that includes an ironclad list of staffing and rental requirements. THAT SAID, she was right. We did need all of the staff and actually could have used more at the bar. So while it seems like she is inflexibile, her experience in the idustry has earned her this right.

Overall, whether you are looking for a caterer for a wedding, corporate event, or any other occasion - you can't go wrong using Rania's Catering. Your event will be perfect, with less stress than you could hope for (at least on one aspect of the planning!) Read less
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Matthew
Wedding:
8/3/2013
4.9/5.0
Rania and her staff were all very professional and provided excellent service throughout the planning process and especially during the night of our reception. Everything was absolutely beautiful at the Reception, and the food was outstanding. It should also be noted that Cyndi, the floor manager the night of our reception, was extremely accommodating to us and our guests, and it was such a good feeling knowing that we were in good hands.
Rania and her staff were all very professional and provided excellent service throughout the planning process and Read more...
Rania and her staff were all very professional and provided excellent service throughout the planning process and especially during the night of our reception. Everything was absolutely beautiful at the Reception, and the food was outstanding. It should also be noted that Cyndi, the floor manager the night of our reception, was extremely accommodating to us and our guests, and it was such a good feeling knowing that we were in good hands. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Rania was a delight to work with! Her staff made my wedding so much easier to plan and not have to worry about anything. On my wedding day and days after the wedding, my parents got numerous phone calls from our guests to let us know how delicious their meal was, how professional the staff was and how quick the service was!! It made me happy knowing my guests were happy!
I would definitely recommend Rania's catering for their wedding day! You will definitely get the best!!
Rania was a delight to work with! Her staff made my wedding so much easier to plan and not have to worry about anything. Read more...
Rania was a delight to work with! Her staff made my wedding so much easier to plan and not have to worry about anything. On my wedding day and days after the wedding, my parents got numerous phone calls from our guests to let us know how delicious their meal was, how professional the staff was and how quick the service was!! It made me happy knowing my guests were happy!
I would definitely recommend Rania's catering for their wedding day! You will definitely get the best!! Read less
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kktaubert
Wedding:
5/26/2012
4.9/5.0
Wonderful service and great to work with. Nothing but positive feed back from our guest, I would definitely recommend using them to cater a wedding or any event.
Wonderful service and great to work with. Nothing but positive feed back from our guest, I would definitely recommend Read more...
Wonderful service and great to work with. Nothing but positive feed back from our guest, I would definitely recommend using them to cater a wedding or any event. Read less
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Boom42
Wedding:
5/21/2011
4.9/5.0
We are very pleased with Rania's Catering and would highly recommend her to all. From the very beginning of our venue search, Rania was responsive, friendly, and helpful. Her efforts to help us plan, not only the wedding but the ceremony as well, (both were at The Pennsylvanian) were extraordinary. She essentially acted as our wedding planner helping us with every detail. Additionally, her staff are very competent and equally professional. Our only minor issue was some of the bartenders were taking tips. While this was not a major issue, Rania had told us that she would not tolerate any of her staff accepting tips, so we personally tipped the staff quite generously prior to the wedding. That said, after the wedding Rania took the time to review the matter with us and we were very satisfied with her response. If you are planning to have a magical wedding, Rania's is a must!
We are very pleased with Rania's Catering and would highly recommend her to all. From the very beginning of our venue Read more...
We are very pleased with Rania's Catering and would highly recommend her to all. From the very beginning of our venue search, Rania was responsive, friendly, and helpful. Her efforts to help us plan, not only the wedding but the ceremony as well, (both were at The Pennsylvanian) were extraordinary. She essentially acted as our wedding planner helping us with every detail. Additionally, her staff are very competent and equally professional. Our only minor issue was some of the bartenders were taking tips. While this was not a major issue, Rania had told us that she would not tolerate any of her staff accepting tips, so we personally tipped the staff quite generously prior to the wedding. That said, after the wedding Rania took the time to review the matter with us and we were very satisfied with her response. If you are planning to have a magical wedding, Rania's is a must! Read less
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Ellen
Wedding:
9/18/2010
4.9/5.0
Rania's catering made my day absolutely perfect! Everyone raved about the food and Rania's catering paid special attention to every little detail. It would not have been the same with any other caterer.
Rania's catering made my day absolutely perfect! Everyone raved about the food and Rania's catering paid special attention Read more...
Rania's catering made my day absolutely perfect! Everyone raved about the food and Rania's catering paid special attention to every little detail. It would not have been the same with any other caterer. Read less
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Sharon
Wedding:
9/11/2010
4.9/5.0
Rania's Catering (Rania) was fantastic throughout the entire planning process for our daughters wedding and on that BIG DAY, Rania herself and staff far exceeded our and even our guests expectations! With Rania handling just about everything, there was no need to worry (which I did) but I'm telling you.... there is NO worry, everything was perfect and absolutely beautiful....sooooo you need not worry when Rania's Catering is handling your "BID DAY" too!
Rania's Catering (Rania) was fantastic throughout the entire planning process for our daughters wedding and on that BIG Read more...
Rania's Catering (Rania) was fantastic throughout the entire planning process for our daughters wedding and on that BIG DAY, Rania herself and staff far exceeded our and even our guests expectations! With Rania handling just about everything, there was no need to worry (which I did) but I'm telling you.... there is NO worry, everything was perfect and absolutely beautiful....sooooo you need not worry when Rania's Catering is handling your "BID DAY" too! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/25/2014
4.8/5.0
The dinner was amazing, the best wedding food I have ever had. Everyone mentioned how great it was. Thanks so much!
The dinner was amazing, the best wedding food I have ever had. Everyone mentioned how great it was. Thanks so much!
The dinner was amazing, the best wedding food I have ever had. Everyone mentioned how great it was. Thanks so much! Read less
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Esther
Wedding:
9/21/2013
4.8/5.0
I don't even know where to begin! Rania's staff, the food, the organization was beyond my expectations. Now I know first hand why the reviews for Rania's Catering are all positive! I have had so many compliments on the food...how good it was, how great the appetizers were, and especially everyone commented that they have never had their food served to them "hot" at a wedding. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening!
I don't even know where to begin! Rania's staff, the food, the organization was beyond my expectations. Now I know first Read more...
I don't even know where to begin! Rania's staff, the food, the organization was beyond my expectations. Now I know first hand why the reviews for Rania's Catering are all positive! I have had so many compliments on the food...how good it was, how great the appetizers were, and especially everyone commented that they have never had their food served to them "hot" at a wedding. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening! Read less
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Margaret
Wedding:
7/20/2013
4.8/5.0
The service was executed precisely as stated in the contract and discussed beforhand. Reliable and
professional. Timing was perfect.The food was excellent. I received many unsolicited responses from guests about the "great food and service".
The service was executed precisely as stated in the contract and discussed beforhand. Reliable and
professional. Read more...
The service was executed precisely as stated in the contract and discussed beforhand. Reliable and
professional. Timing was perfect.The food was excellent. I received many unsolicited responses from guests about the "great food and service". Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.8/5.0
The staff was simply amazing. Cindy Bruce made sure that there was zero stress to our night and that everything flowed smoothly. I cannot thank you and her enough!

And, of course, the food was amazing and our guests were impressed and happy.
The staff was simply amazing. Cindy Bruce made sure that there was zero stress to our night and that everything flowed Read more...
The staff was simply amazing. Cindy Bruce made sure that there was zero stress to our night and that everything flowed smoothly. I cannot thank you and her enough!

And, of course, the food was amazing and our guests were impressed and happy. Read less
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Angela W
Wedding:
9/24/2011
4.8/5.0
Rania's food is absolutely fantastic!! Many people at our wedding commented on how delicious the food was and how it was the best wedding food they had ever had! She is extremely organized and professional. You will not be dissappointed with the quality of the food or the experience. In addition the wait staff were great! Very attentive, especially to the bride and groom!
Rania's food is absolutely fantastic!! Many people at our wedding commented on how delicious the food was and how it was Read more...
Rania's food is absolutely fantastic!! Many people at our wedding commented on how delicious the food was and how it was the best wedding food they had ever had! She is extremely organized and professional. You will not be dissappointed with the quality of the food or the experience. In addition the wait staff were great! Very attentive, especially to the bride and groom! Read less
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MM
Wedding:
6/11/2011
4.8/5.0
I just got home in Michigan, and I thought I would give you some feedback on the wedding at Kentuck Knob. First of all, I think you and your staff did an excellent job from set up to finish, even though their jobs were complicated by a downpour just prior to the wedding. The meals were top-notch, and served in just the right quantity. The salad was great, the tenderloin was fresh grilled and delicious, and the eggplant dish was one of the best I have ever had. I didn't try the chicken, but I think it went over well. The cake (especially the red velvet part) was perfect. The wait staff was prompt and attentive, bartenders friendly, and chefs were first class. So overall (even if writing the checks was painful), I have no complaints whatsoever about your food and service. Fantastic job! A+
I just got home in Michigan, and I thought I would give you some feedback on the wedding at Kentuck Knob. First of all, I Read more...
I just got home in Michigan, and I thought I would give you some feedback on the wedding at Kentuck Knob. First of all, I think you and your staff did an excellent job from set up to finish, even though their jobs were complicated by a downpour just prior to the wedding. The meals were top-notch, and served in just the right quantity. The salad was great, the tenderloin was fresh grilled and delicious, and the eggplant dish was one of the best I have ever had. I didn't try the chicken, but I think it went over well. The cake (especially the red velvet part) was perfect. The wait staff was prompt and attentive, bartenders friendly, and chefs were first class. So overall (even if writing the checks was painful), I have no complaints whatsoever about your food and service. Fantastic job! A+ Read less
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laurenwiles
Wedding:
8/7/2010
4.8/5.0
Rania and her staff were great to work with. The food was amazing, and we received so many compliments. Planning the menu was a breeze...she has so much in her recipe cache that we had what felt like limitless options, but was quick to suggest combinations that she thought would work, so we weren't overwhelmed. Their performance the day of was perfect. They were very professional and attentive. Rania can come off as pushy at times, but she is absolutely willing to work with you, make changes, and address your concerns. Overall a great experience, great food, great wedding!
Rania and her staff were great to work with. The food was amazing, and we received so many compliments. Planning the menu Read more...
Rania and her staff were great to work with. The food was amazing, and we received so many compliments. Planning the menu was a breeze...she has so much in her recipe cache that we had what felt like limitless options, but was quick to suggest combinations that she thought would work, so we weren't overwhelmed. Their performance the day of was perfect. They were very professional and attentive. Rania can come off as pushy at times, but she is absolutely willing to work with you, make changes, and address your concerns. Overall a great experience, great food, great wedding! Read less
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Pittsburgh Amanda
Wedding:
7/10/2010
4.8/5.0
Excellent food; very helpful event coordinator; event staff made the evening's events flow flawlessly.
Excellent food; very helpful event coordinator; event staff made the evening's events flow flawlessly.
Excellent food; very helpful event coordinator; event staff made the evening's events flow flawlessly. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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swamy
Wedding:
4/10/2010
4.8/5.0
overall very well done
overall very well done
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Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths, Transportation
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jackiepepe
Wedding:
9/19/2009
4.8/5.0
Everything with Rania's went off without a hitch! Her staff was absolutely supportive and charming, and Rania herself made the day PERFECT with a to-die-for menu! Thank you Rania!!!!!
Everything with Rania's went off without a hitch! Her staff was absolutely supportive and charming, and Rania herself made Read more...
Everything with Rania's went off without a hitch! Her staff was absolutely supportive and charming, and Rania herself made the day PERFECT with a to-die-for menu! Thank you Rania!!!!! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/20/2009
4.8/5.0
Rania and her staff are wonderful. She was very accomodating when it came to our menu preferences and her staff on the day of the event was excellent. The food was better than what you get in most restaurants, and the servers were fast and very attentive. Rania's pastry chef made the best wedding cake I have ever tasted!!
Rania and her staff are wonderful. She was very accomodating when it came to our menu preferences and her staff on the day Read more...
Rania and her staff are wonderful. She was very accomodating when it came to our menu preferences and her staff on the day of the event was excellent. The food was better than what you get in most restaurants, and the servers were fast and very attentive. Rania's pastry chef made the best wedding cake I have ever tasted!! Read less
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AML
Wedding:
8/21/2010
4.7/5.0
Rania and her staff were absolutely a joy to work with. I was planning my wedding from Philadelphia and Rania made it work with only meeting her in person 1 time after the menu was already finalized.
She had wonderful suggestions and recommendations in regard to cost efficiency and how to make the evening what we were looking for. Rania was there not only to assist in the catering end of our wedding but the planning as well. She remains professional but has a personal affect on you as well. I never once in all my emails (which I felt there were a million) felt as if I was a bother or asking too many questions. She was quick to respond and always made time for us! Overall our experience was spectacular, I would definitely recommend Rania Catering!
Rania and her staff were absolutely a joy to work with. I was planning my wedding from Philadelphia and Rania made it work Read more...
Rania and her staff were absolutely a joy to work with. I was planning my wedding from Philadelphia and Rania made it work with only meeting her in person 1 time after the menu was already finalized.
She had wonderful suggestions and recommendations in regard to cost efficiency and how to make the evening what we were looking for. Rania was there not only to assist in the catering end of our wedding but the planning as well. She remains professional but has a personal affect on you as well. I never once in all my emails (which I felt there were a million) felt as if I was a bother or asking too many questions. She was quick to respond and always made time for us! Overall our experience was spectacular, I would definitely recommend Rania Catering! Read less
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Natasha
Wedding:
8/7/2010
4.7/5.0
Rania's Catering Service took care of two events for me, my traditional Bangladeshi Gaye Holud Ceremony on Friday at Phipps Conservatory and my wedding at The Pennsylvanian on Saturday.

SERVICE: Her service team was top notch, they made me feel at ease and were always there to make sure my guests were taken care of. During set up, she and her team executed their responsibilities very well. On Saturday, the time leading up to my arrival to the Pennsylvanian was very hectic. My mother lost her blouse and since she was so preoccupied with that, she couldn't help me put on my complex wedding sari until the last minute. When I arrived to the Pennsylvanian I was still stressed and after I was taken to the top of the stairs I tried hard to destress. The waitress that was assigned to me, I can't remember her name now (she was young with blond hair and has worked with Rania for 8+ years) stayed with me and her sweet nature and calmness really helped me feel better. If I saw her today, I would give her the biggest hug, because a friendly voice and the amazing appetizers is what I needed at the moment. I was instantly in a better mood and ready for a wonderful evening.

FOOD: . The food was high quality. Both venues did not allow outside caterers, so her team took extra time to create authentic Bangladeshi food for my wedding and Middle Eastern food for my Gaye Holud event. Her team was also very accommodating regarding dietary needs. I have to say the Beef Biriyani she made was as good as a Bangladeshi chefs. Also, I was absolutely in love with my wedding cake. Her pastries over all are divine.

Overall, I would be more than comfortable hiring Rania's team again. As far as service, food, and coordination during set up, they did an excellent job!
Rania's Catering Service took care of two events for me, my traditional Bangladeshi Gaye Holud Ceremony on Friday at Read more...
Rania's Catering Service took care of two events for me, my traditional Bangladeshi Gaye Holud Ceremony on Friday at Phipps Conservatory and my wedding at The Pennsylvanian on Saturday.

SERVICE: Her service team was top notch, they made me feel at ease and were always there to make sure my guests were taken care of. During set up, she and her team executed their responsibilities very well. On Saturday, the time leading up to my arrival to the Pennsylvanian was very hectic. My mother lost her blouse and since she was so preoccupied with that, she couldn't help me put on my complex wedding sari until the last minute. When I arrived to the Pennsylvanian I was still stressed and after I was taken to the top of the stairs I tried hard to destress. The waitress that was assigned to me, I can't remember her name now (she was young with blond hair and has worked with Rania for 8+ years) stayed with me and her sweet nature and calmness really helped me feel better. If I saw her today, I would give her the biggest hug, because a friendly voice and the amazing appetizers is what I needed at the moment. I was instantly in a better mood and ready for a wonderful evening.

FOOD: . The food was high quality. Both venues did not allow outside caterers, so her team took extra time to create authentic Bangladeshi food for my wedding and Middle Eastern food for my Gaye Holud event. Her team was also very accommodating regarding dietary needs. I have to say the Beef Biriyani she made was as good as a Bangladeshi chefs. Also, I was absolutely in love with my wedding cake. Her pastries over all are divine.

Overall, I would be more than comfortable hiring Rania's team again. As far as service, food, and coordination during set up, they did an excellent job! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
Great food! Easy to work with.
Great food! Easy to work with.
Great food! Easy to work with. Read less
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Kdallas23
Wedding:
9/6/2010
4.6/5.0
Rania did a great job organizing my venue and vendors. She made it very easy that way. The food was excellent and the servers were great as well. We had heard that her wait staff had taken away food/drinks before people were finished at other weddings, but that was not the case at all. The one thing I didn't like was the estimates she gave us for our inital inquiry were too low for the rentals. The food and staff prices were accurate, however the rentals (tables, chairs, dishes, flatware, etc) which are from a different company, were higher than her estimate. We did chose some of the nicer rental table linens and chairs, but there was pretty much no way we could have gotten the figure down to her orginal estimate. Other than that, I really enjoyed working with Rania and would do it again.
Rania did a great job organizing my venue and vendors. She made it very easy that way. The food was excellent and the Read more...
Rania did a great job organizing my venue and vendors. She made it very easy that way. The food was excellent and the servers were great as well. We had heard that her wait staff had taken away food/drinks before people were finished at other weddings, but that was not the case at all. The one thing I didn't like was the estimates she gave us for our inital inquiry were too low for the rentals. The food and staff prices were accurate, however the rentals (tables, chairs, dishes, flatware, etc) which are from a different company, were higher than her estimate. We did chose some of the nicer rental table linens and chairs, but there was pretty much no way we could have gotten the figure down to her orginal estimate. Other than that, I really enjoyed working with Rania and would do it again. Read less
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Rania's Catering responded with the following comments:

When giving a rental estimate of items necessary to complete service, we always explain to our clients that the estimate is based on the standard rental items available and that when upgrades are made, the rental estimate is no longer valid. This bride chose high end china, flatware, stemware, linens and chairs. In her rental fee on her bill, $630.00 was attributed to the favors that we made for her. Based on 105 guests. This added $6.00 per person onto the rental portion of the bill on an item that had nothing to do with her rentals. I explained to her over the phone, that I had lumped her rental fees and her favor fee onto the same line item. It was a very pretty wedding and she was very happy with the outcome ~ with the exception that the trees with her hanging candles that she provided failed to work. Other than that ~ it was a happy experience for all.
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Julia
Wedding:
4/24/2010
4.5/5.0
Our wedding was at Phipps and the service was first class. Everybody raved about the food and I would definitely recommend Rania to any of my friends.
Our wedding was at Phipps and the service was first class. Everybody raved about the food and I would definitely recommend Read more...
Our wedding was at Phipps and the service was first class. Everybody raved about the food and I would definitely recommend Rania to any of my friends. Read less
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kmd0408
Wedding:
6/25/2011
4.4/5.0
Food was AMAZING! Not your typical wedding reception food, but much higher quality. They cooked all of the meats on site, instead of bringing them in hot boxes. Rania was tough to get ahold of a lot of the time and would take a little while to respond to emails. She's expensive but I think its totally worth it!!
Food was AMAZING! Not your typical wedding reception food, but much higher quality. They cooked all of the meats on site, Read more...
Food was AMAZING! Not your typical wedding reception food, but much higher quality. They cooked all of the meats on site, instead of bringing them in hot boxes. Rania was tough to get ahold of a lot of the time and would take a little while to respond to emails. She's expensive but I think its totally worth it!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.2/5.0
Working with Rania was almost always a lot of fun - definitely reduces the stress on the bride and groom. Rania is a wedding planner too so she and her staff will take care of most things at your party. I would 100% recommend Rania, not only for her delicious food, but also for her very professional staff who are there on site. They work very efficiently, make the event run smoothly, and adjust accordingly as things change. Made our lives a lot easier!
Working with Rania was almost always a lot of fun - definitely reduces the stress on the bride and groom. Rania is a Read more...
Working with Rania was almost always a lot of fun - definitely reduces the stress on the bride and groom. Rania is a wedding planner too so she and her staff will take care of most things at your party. I would 100% recommend Rania, not only for her delicious food, but also for her very professional staff who are there on site. They work very efficiently, make the event run smoothly, and adjust accordingly as things change. Made our lives a lot easier! Read less
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Pam
Wedding:
6/26/2010
4.1/5.0
Rania,
We appreciate this opportunity to respond to your catering services. First, the food was absolutely delicious! Everyone commented how wonderful it was and my guests are still raving about the Burnt Almond Torte! The wait staff was very polite and friendly and were constantly moving to make sure that guests were offered food. Secondly, the set up of the tables was beautiful and created a very romantic atmosphere. However, the tables were not set up as we had talked about.

However, there were some concerns that really needed to let you know about. We were told by our guests that plates were removed from the Tuscan Table because we had "too many guests!" Ed, himself had to eat off of his hand! We don't believe that it was the server's right to make the decision and take it upon herself to remove plates. We spent a great deal of money and don't feel our guests needed to eat off of napkins.

In addition, the food was set up late. After the ceremony, our guests had to just stand around and wait for the food. It was an uncomfortable feeling.

Finally, at the end of the reception the food was immediately taken away without us knowing and we thought maybe we would be given the opportunity to be asked if we wanted the leftovers. For the price, perhaps (at least some of it) could have been boxed and given to us.

We do not want to appear ungrateful, because, as we said, it was a beautiful "set up" and the food and wait staff were Awesome! HOwever, we felt you should know about our concerns.

Respectfully,

Pam and Ed Halchak
June 26 2010
Phipps Conservatory
Rania,
We appreciate this opportunity to respond to your catering services. First, the food was absolutely delicious! Read more...
Rania,
We appreciate this opportunity to respond to your catering services. First, the food was absolutely delicious! Everyone commented how wonderful it was and my guests are still raving about the Burnt Almond Torte! The wait staff was very polite and friendly and were constantly moving to make sure that guests were offered food. Secondly, the set up of the tables was beautiful and created a very romantic atmosphere. However, the tables were not set up as we had talked about.

However, there were some concerns that really needed to let you know about. We were told by our guests that plates were removed from the Tuscan Table because we had "too many guests!" Ed, himself had to eat off of his hand! We don't believe that it was the server's right to make the decision and take it upon herself to remove plates. We spent a great deal of money and don't feel our guests needed to eat off of napkins.

In addition, the food was set up late. After the ceremony, our guests had to just stand around and wait for the food. It was an uncomfortable feeling.

Finally, at the end of the reception the food was immediately taken away without us knowing and we thought maybe we would be given the opportunity to be asked if we wanted the leftovers. For the price, perhaps (at least some of it) could have been boxed and given to us.

We do not want to appear ungrateful, because, as we said, it was a beautiful "set up" and the food and wait staff were Awesome! HOwever, we felt you should know about our concerns.

Respectfully,

Pam and Ed Halchak
June 26 2010
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Rania's Catering responded with the following comments:

After speaking with the bride, it appears that many of her facts were not accurate and were unfounded. Her guests were not eating their food on napkins - just their passed hors d'oeuvre, as was the plan. She never had cocktail plates on her contract, as the passed hors d'oeuvre were all bite size and plates would have been superfluous. There were plenty of plates available for the Tuscan table and everyone had multiple plates for their use. As for the Tuscan table, it was very ample, but after 2 1/2 hours, it was time to take the food away, as the party was nearing it's end. The contract with the bride was very clear that no leftovers are to be taken home as this is a food safety issue. This is clearly written on every contract. The food was not late, as she states on her review. Our staff had to move her ceremony chairs to her reception area and this took about 15 minutes to accomplish. Again, this was clearly marked on her contract. We loved working with Pam and Ed and hope that they now understand that some of their "complaints" were really not complaints after all.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.0/5.0
Wonderful food and a good interactive menu selection process.
Wonderful food and a good interactive menu selection process.
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mycamry
Wedding:
9/10/2011
4.0/5.0
Rania's Catering did a fantastic job on helping us through the planning of the event, coordinating the rentals of the linens, tables, chairs, etc. and providing the food for my daughter's wedding. Everyone who attended the reception had nothing but great things to say about all of the food that was served from the appetizers during the cocktail hour to the sit down meal to the wedding cake. Some said it was the best wedding cake they had ever tasted. The staff that serves the event is very professional and helpful. During the reception, we were low on certain mixers at the bar. The onsite manager offered to get the extra mixers needed so no one in the family had to leave the party to take care of this problem. She was great to work with throughout the evening and always kept me aware of what needed to be taken care of before I had asked.
Rania's Catering did a fantastic job on helping us through the planning of the event, coordinating the rentals of the Read more...
Rania's Catering did a fantastic job on helping us through the planning of the event, coordinating the rentals of the linens, tables, chairs, etc. and providing the food for my daughter's wedding. Everyone who attended the reception had nothing but great things to say about all of the food that was served from the appetizers during the cocktail hour to the sit down meal to the wedding cake. Some said it was the best wedding cake they had ever tasted. The staff that serves the event is very professional and helpful. During the reception, we were low on certain mixers at the bar. The onsite manager offered to get the extra mixers needed so no one in the family had to leave the party to take care of this problem. She was great to work with throughout the evening and always kept me aware of what needed to be taken care of before I had asked. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Rania's Catering responded with the following comments:

I was so pleased that "Mycamry" was so happy with her daughter's wedding. Her comments regarding the coordination for her event, the food, the cake, the staff and our floor manager were simply over the top. I do wonder, however, why such incredible reviews only merit a 4.0 rating..... Regardless, the final outcome for her daughter's big day was most important and I so happy that they were pleased :>)
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/6/2012
3.6/5.0
Service was very good. The staff was extremely nice and professional. The food was delicious and presented very nicely. Prices are high but definitely worth it.
The only complaints I have is in my initial interview I was told we were going to have a taste testing and have a bridal table set up exactly how I wanted it for the wedding and they did not follow through with that.
Also, my cake was very good but it looked unfinished. I wanted a white cake with three tiers and fresh flowers cascaded down the cake. I provided them with flowers in a vase labeled "cake flowers" which we had discussed with them several times and they left the cake plain with no flowers on it. I was very disappointed!
Other than that, Rania was a pleasure to work with. Very organized and efficient. I would definitely recommend Rania's Catering.
Service was very good. The staff was extremely nice and professional. The food was delicious and presented very nicely. Read more...
Service was very good. The staff was extremely nice and professional. The food was delicious and presented very nicely. Prices are high but definitely worth it.
The only complaints I have is in my initial interview I was told we were going to have a taste testing and have a bridal table set up exactly how I wanted it for the wedding and they did not follow through with that.
Also, my cake was very good but it looked unfinished. I wanted a white cake with three tiers and fresh flowers cascaded down the cake. I provided them with flowers in a vase labeled "cake flowers" which we had discussed with them several times and they left the cake plain with no flowers on it. I was very disappointed!
Other than that, Rania was a pleasure to work with. Very organized and efficient. I would definitely recommend Rania's Catering. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Whitney
Wedding:
9/8/2007
3.5/5.0
Rania's catering handled all of my rentals (chairs, tables, linens, silverware, etc.), the bar, food, and wedding cake for my wedding. Rania is a very personable professional woman. She has a vast knowledge of the business. Her staff the night of the wedding were very corteous and prompt. The food was tasty, presented well and the cake was delicious and looked exactly the way I wanted it to.
Rania's catering handled all of my rentals (chairs, tables, linens, silverware, etc.), the bar, food, and wedding cake for Read more...
Rania's catering handled all of my rentals (chairs, tables, linens, silverware, etc.), the bar, food, and wedding cake for my wedding. Rania is a very personable professional woman. She has a vast knowledge of the business. Her staff the night of the wedding were very corteous and prompt. The food was tasty, presented well and the cake was delicious and looked exactly the way I wanted it to. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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heather
Wedding:
9/28/2013
3.0/5.0
The food was close to perfect. Ranias business practices were odd and at time rude. She sould email and practically demand answers and if she did not get a response quick enough she would call. if we had a question we would wait weeks for an answer. Rania asked us for individual checks for each of her staff members fees (14 in all) and asked us to add a 40-50% tip into each total. She wanted these sent to her the week before the wedding. We decided to make the gratuity what it should be and tipped the staff cash the night of based on service. Rania came to our event in the last hour and pulled me (the bride) from the dance floor to ask where the chefs tips were. if you are looking for great food and you don't mind doing someone else's pay role than this is the caterer for you. Sadly, I don't think I will use Rania again
The food was close to perfect. Ranias business practices were odd and at time rude. She sould email and practically demand Read more...
The food was close to perfect. Ranias business practices were odd and at time rude. She sould email and practically demand answers and if she did not get a response quick enough she would call. if we had a question we would wait weeks for an answer. Rania asked us for individual checks for each of her staff members fees (14 in all) and asked us to add a 40-50% tip into each total. She wanted these sent to her the week before the wedding. We decided to make the gratuity what it should be and tipped the staff cash the night of based on service. Rania came to our event in the last hour and pulled me (the bride) from the dance floor to ask where the chefs tips were. if you are looking for great food and you don't mind doing someone else's pay role than this is the caterer for you. Sadly, I don't think I will use Rania again Read less
Services Used: Catering
Rania's Catering responded with the following comments:

This review does not match the lovely thank you note that was sent to my office the week after the wedding by the brides. The note that they sent was as follows: "The event was great! We got so many comments on the food, which is exactly us. We couldn't have asked for more. I'm sorry about the miscommunication on the tipping of the chefs, we definitely think they deserved something. Thank you - Sami and Heather" The father of one of the brides told our floor manager that he had tips for everyone and then left the wedding reception without a word. We were at a loss as to what we were expected to do and hence, the question was posed. Additionally, payment was due the Thursday before the wedding not the week before the wedding and the brides were both aware of this policy. As for responding to e-mail - all was done in a timely fashion. As for demanding responses - that's absolutely untrue and unfair. I never respond to these reviews but in this case, I am baffled by two differing views that the brides sent and posted. I find this entire scenario very odd.
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Lisa
Wedding:
6/26/2010
2.6/5.0
Rania catered my wedding recently. The food was excellent and many guests have commented about how good the dinners and appetizers were. I would agree. She was quick to respond by both phone and email. However, the final cost was significantly higher than the initial response I had from her to get an idea of her service and costs, I felt that she was extremely inflexible, and not at all professional. During my event, her staff did not put my favors out (Rania did reimburse me the cost but I would have preferred my guests receive the favor), her staff cleared full bar drinks from tables driving up my bar tab. They also started clearing the room well before the end time of my event giving guests the indication that the event was over. Guests were told 30 minutes prior to the end of our event that they could not have coffee because it had already been dumped out. One of the servers had an untucked shirt while they were clearing. All of this made it seem like the event was over and guests should be leaving. Upon notifying Rania of these issues - not asking for money back (except for the favors), just to make her aware of what we felt were some issues that she should be aware of since she was not present and these things should be addressed with her staff - Rania shouted that she didn't need our help and her blood pressure was rising. I also had an entire tier of my wedding cake disappear. I am told it was served to my guests and I am supposed to believe that 57 guests ate a grooms cake serving 57, and two tiers serving 50 and 20 each. (minus the dozen pieces I brought home) While none of this ruined the evening, it's disappointing that she wouldn't gracefully accept feedback given in attempt for her to improve some things lacking at our event. Despite that we have gotten positive feedback on the food, I would never work with Rania again because it was frustrating and difficult from the time that contract was signed.
Rania catered my wedding recently. The food was excellent and many guests have commented about how good the dinners and Read more...
Rania catered my wedding recently. The food was excellent and many guests have commented about how good the dinners and appetizers were. I would agree. She was quick to respond by both phone and email. However, the final cost was significantly higher than the initial response I had from her to get an idea of her service and costs, I felt that she was extremely inflexible, and not at all professional. During my event, her staff did not put my favors out (Rania did reimburse me the cost but I would have preferred my guests receive the favor), her staff cleared full bar drinks from tables driving up my bar tab. They also started clearing the room well before the end time of my event giving guests the indication that the event was over. Guests were told 30 minutes prior to the end of our event that they could not have coffee because it had already been dumped out. One of the servers had an untucked shirt while they were clearing. All of this made it seem like the event was over and guests should be leaving. Upon notifying Rania of these issues - not asking for money back (except for the favors), just to make her aware of what we felt were some issues that she should be aware of since she was not present and these things should be addressed with her staff - Rania shouted that she didn't need our help and her blood pressure was rising. I also had an entire tier of my wedding cake disappear. I am told it was served to my guests and I am supposed to believe that 57 guests ate a grooms cake serving 57, and two tiers serving 50 and 20 each. (minus the dozen pieces I brought home) While none of this ruined the evening, it's disappointing that she wouldn't gracefully accept feedback given in attempt for her to improve some things lacking at our event. Despite that we have gotten positive feedback on the food, I would never work with Rania again because it was frustrating and difficult from the time that contract was signed. Read less
Services Used: Catering

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