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Rettew's Catering, LLC

Manheim , PA
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LOCATION

309 S. Main Street
Manheim, PA US 17545 (map)

PHONE

717-665-9200

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ABOUT US

Rettew’s Catering offers Central PA delicious cuisine and exquisite culinary presentations created by master chefs.
Catering services are available seven-days a week, complete with... Read more
Rettew’s Catering offers Central PA delicious cuisine and exquisite culinary presentations created by master chefs.
Catering services are available seven-days a week, complete with customized menus, entrée’s served by a courteous wait staff, full bartending service and a variety of rental options - all at very favorable pricing.

The award-winning Rettew’s Catering, headquartered in Manheim, PA is a closely held family business, operated by Bruce Rettew and Jennifer Rettew Bushey. Their catering success, which spans over 30 years, is based on two simple principles:

•Use only the freshest and finest ingredients to create cutting-edge cuisine.
•Exceed expectations by crafting an atmosphere of simple elegance coupled with flawless service.

In addition to Rettew’s pinpoint attention to detail is the mouth-watering food, prepared by two highly skilled Chefs, both graduates of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. Rettew’s Catering rounds out their services with a team of expert catering consultants and a full ensemble of courteous wait staff. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), French, Italian
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
We arrange tastings after contracts are signed. We view tastings as an opportunity to finalize the menu rather than as a taste testing.
If a bride decides to bring her own wedding cake, do you have a cake cutting fee? If yes, how much is the fee?
We cut and serve wedding cakes at no additional fee.
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
We are not licensed to sell alcohol, but we are insured to serve alcohol. We are happy to discuss our bartending rules during consultation.
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
We do allow outside alcohol. Standard labor rates apply for a bartender, but we do not charge an additional per bottle corkage fee.
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
We do provide rental options for linens, flatware, tables, chairs, tents, etc.
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
We provide full service, professional staff including servers, bartenders, chefs, etc.
What is your maximum catering capacity?
1000

REVIEWS

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Mandy
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We had such an amazing time at our wedding and in huge part to the service and food from Rettew's!

Yummm.....so many good things. The braised short ribs and mashed potatoes were our favorites. We loved the spicy cornbread cups with pork as well! All of it was so good and the cake was just beautiful!! The fact that we had 180 people for a seated dinner could have been intimidating, but Rettew's handled it perfectly and the food was fantastic all around!

Michelle served as our initial contact and was a complete joy to work with! Michelle always got back to me so quickly and was very willing to work with our budget and changing menu plans. Kristen was our day-of contact and was also just wonderful. Our personal butler/server was Tracey and she always made sure we had what we needed and brought us wine and food during our photos which made that much more bearable!

We decided to go with Rettew's after almost going with another local caterer. Rettew's offered more for our money and honestly, a more interesting menu. Their open house was spectacular and really sold us. We are so thankful for Rettew's doing such a great job on making our day so special!
We had such an amazing time at our wedding and in huge part to the service and food from Rettew's!

Yummm.....so Read more...
We had such an amazing time at our wedding and in huge part to the service and food from Rettew's!

Yummm.....so many good things. The braised short ribs and mashed potatoes were our favorites. We loved the spicy cornbread cups with pork as well! All of it was so good and the cake was just beautiful!! The fact that we had 180 people for a seated dinner could have been intimidating, but Rettew's handled it perfectly and the food was fantastic all around!

Michelle served as our initial contact and was a complete joy to work with! Michelle always got back to me so quickly and was very willing to work with our budget and changing menu plans. Kristen was our day-of contact and was also just wonderful. Our personal butler/server was Tracey and she always made sure we had what we needed and brought us wine and food during our photos which made that much more bearable!

We decided to go with Rettew's after almost going with another local caterer. Rettew's offered more for our money and honestly, a more interesting menu. Their open house was spectacular and really sold us. We are so thankful for Rettew's doing such a great job on making our day so special! Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Worked with my budget! Day of they were extremely helpful, making sure I had what I needed and that everything was laid out the way I had envisioned it and even helped with some of my off the wall request.
Worked with my budget! Day of they were extremely helpful, making sure I had what I needed and that everything was laid Read more...
Worked with my budget! Day of they were extremely helpful, making sure I had what I needed and that everything was laid out the way I had envisioned it and even helped with some of my off the wall request. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Rettew's service and food went above and beyond our expectations. Michelle has been helping us for the past 10 months to determine what kind of food we could have, giving suggestions on popular dishes and staying within our budget. The team that ran our wedding were unbelievably nice and calm despite having to serve 120 guests! The head caterer that day was amazing - she brought us appetizers as soon as our ceremony had ended (while we were getting our family photos!) and made sure to make us THREE wonderful and heaping plates of food which she brought to our head table. Our guests have been raving about the food at our wedding and it was even better than what we'd remembered at our tasting. Our cake and desserts were delicious as well and we luckily brought home our topper to enjoy now, as Rettew's will make us a new one for our one year anniversary! Everything was perfect and I hope we get to use Rettew's for a future event.
Rettew's service and food went above and beyond our expectations. Michelle has been helping us for the past 10 months to Read more...
Rettew's service and food went above and beyond our expectations. Michelle has been helping us for the past 10 months to determine what kind of food we could have, giving suggestions on popular dishes and staying within our budget. The team that ran our wedding were unbelievably nice and calm despite having to serve 120 guests! The head caterer that day was amazing - she brought us appetizers as soon as our ceremony had ended (while we were getting our family photos!) and made sure to make us THREE wonderful and heaping plates of food which she brought to our head table. Our guests have been raving about the food at our wedding and it was even better than what we'd remembered at our tasting. Our cake and desserts were delicious as well and we luckily brought home our topper to enjoy now, as Rettew's will make us a new one for our one year anniversary! Everything was perfect and I hope we get to use Rettew's for a future event. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Everything was fabulous! From planning the event to the cleanup Rettew's was easy to work with and the quality of the food and service was superb.
Everything was fabulous! From planning the event to the cleanup Rettew's was easy to work with and the quality of the food Read more...
Everything was fabulous! From planning the event to the cleanup Rettew's was easy to work with and the quality of the food and service was superb. Read less
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Bree
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Rettew's Catering is the best! Michelle was extremely helpful. Not only did she help plan the menu for the day, but she took care of all of our rentals as well (tent, chairs, linens). I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of a wedding caterer! The food is delicious, the presentation is beautiful, and the staff is very friendly.
Rettew's Catering is the best! Michelle was extremely helpful. Not only did she help plan the menu for the day, but she Read more...
Rettew's Catering is the best! Michelle was extremely helpful. Not only did she help plan the menu for the day, but she took care of all of our rentals as well (tent, chairs, linens). I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of a wedding caterer! The food is delicious, the presentation is beautiful, and the staff is very friendly. Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Rettew's Catering did a fantastic job for my wedding reception, and I cannot say enough good things about my experience with them. I was married May, 2014 and had to plan my Lancaster, PA wedding from Ohio. Jennifer worked diligently to ensure the distance would not be a problem for planning. We exchanged emails and phone calls to keep our catering plans updated, and any change I threw her way was handled with professionalism. My wedding day was perfect, and I contribute that largely to the staff at Rettew's; my food was delicious, I was served appetizers during my wedding photo hour (between ceremony and reception), and I felt pampered and carefree the day of my wedding. The members of the staff went out of their way to make sure my guests and I had a truly lovely evening.
Rettew's Catering did a fantastic job for my wedding reception, and I cannot say enough good things about my experience Read more...
Rettew's Catering did a fantastic job for my wedding reception, and I cannot say enough good things about my experience with them. I was married May, 2014 and had to plan my Lancaster, PA wedding from Ohio. Jennifer worked diligently to ensure the distance would not be a problem for planning. We exchanged emails and phone calls to keep our catering plans updated, and any change I threw her way was handled with professionalism. My wedding day was perfect, and I contribute that largely to the staff at Rettew's; my food was delicious, I was served appetizers during my wedding photo hour (between ceremony and reception), and I felt pampered and carefree the day of my wedding. The members of the staff went out of their way to make sure my guests and I had a truly lovely evening. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about Rettew's. I probably emailed Michelle, from Rettew's 50 times throughout the year before my wedding. She answered ALL of my questions, promptly and patiently. Rettew's took care of so many details for the wedding. We had a special pretzel delivery late into the reception- she met the delivery person, got the pretzels and had them placed on the dessert table for us. They provided a beverage urn at the last minute. They offered to mix our signature drinks, refill the pies that we provided, and cut the cake that we made ourselves free of charge!!! They were INCREDIBLY helpful the day of the wedding. Servers continuously came to our sweetheart table to ask us if we needed anything. They brought us food even though there was a buffet! They reserved a table of appetizers for us when we were off taking pictures!! WE WERE SO HAPPY. Michelle also sent us layout suggestions for the tables at our reception. Anyway they could help- they did. They are incredible. You cannot go wrong with Rettews!!
I cannot say enough about Rettew's. I probably emailed Michelle, from Rettew's 50 times throughout the year before my Read more...
I cannot say enough about Rettew's. I probably emailed Michelle, from Rettew's 50 times throughout the year before my wedding. She answered ALL of my questions, promptly and patiently. Rettew's took care of so many details for the wedding. We had a special pretzel delivery late into the reception- she met the delivery person, got the pretzels and had them placed on the dessert table for us. They provided a beverage urn at the last minute. They offered to mix our signature drinks, refill the pies that we provided, and cut the cake that we made ourselves free of charge!!! They were INCREDIBLY helpful the day of the wedding. Servers continuously came to our sweetheart table to ask us if we needed anything. They brought us food even though there was a buffet! They reserved a table of appetizers for us when we were off taking pictures!! WE WERE SO HAPPY. Michelle also sent us layout suggestions for the tables at our reception. Anyway they could help- they did. They are incredible. You cannot go wrong with Rettews!! Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Rettew Catering Services were phenomenal for our wedding! My husband and I met Jennifer approximately one year prior to our wedding. She was professional, super helpful, down to earth and very personal. Not only did she take the time to get to know us, she took a strong interest in helping us attain our dream wedding. Our selling point for choosing their services: they were one of the only caterers who would accommodate our wish to have a pig roast but to have the pig on the spit, at the venue and carve it there. We had so many compliments from our guests on how delicious the food tasted. The wait staff were exceptionally accommodating and very friendly. It was also awesome that we were to be able to have Rettew's assist with all of our rental needs as well. I have nothing bad to say about their services!!! Exceptional!! Delicious!!! Friendly!!! Thank you so much for helping to make our day so special!!!
Rettew Catering Services were phenomenal for our wedding! My husband and I met Jennifer approximately one year prior to Read more...
Rettew Catering Services were phenomenal for our wedding! My husband and I met Jennifer approximately one year prior to our wedding. She was professional, super helpful, down to earth and very personal. Not only did she take the time to get to know us, she took a strong interest in helping us attain our dream wedding. Our selling point for choosing their services: they were one of the only caterers who would accommodate our wish to have a pig roast but to have the pig on the spit, at the venue and carve it there. We had so many compliments from our guests on how delicious the food tasted. The wait staff were exceptionally accommodating and very friendly. It was also awesome that we were to be able to have Rettew's assist with all of our rental needs as well. I have nothing bad to say about their services!!! Exceptional!! Delicious!!! Friendly!!! Thank you so much for helping to make our day so special!!! Read less
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Carlos
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Hello Jennifer,

I just wanted to thank you for everything your company did for us on our
wedding day. Everyone loved the food and your servers were great. It's sad
that all of this is over but we will have great memories for a lifetime and
you and your company will be a part of those memories. If you need and
reviews from us or want to use us as a reference we will be more than happy
to do that. Also when our photographer send us our pictures I will send you
any that I think you can use for your Facebook page. Thanks again for
everything. We couldn't be happier.

Carlos
Hello Jennifer,

I just wanted to thank you for everything your company did for us on our
wedding day. Read more...
Hello Jennifer,

I just wanted to thank you for everything your company did for us on our
wedding day. Everyone loved the food and your servers were great. It's sad
that all of this is over but we will have great memories for a lifetime and
you and your company will be a part of those memories. If you need and
reviews from us or want to use us as a reference we will be more than happy
to do that. Also when our photographer send us our pictures I will send you
any that I think you can use for your Facebook page. Thanks again for
everything. We couldn't be happier.

Carlos Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
We had nothing but great experiences with Rettew's. The head table waiter was very sweet and efficient. We give him a thumbs up! Rettew's went the extra mile for our wedding with a dessert table setup, vase setup for our tables, and coffee station set up. I noticed that they found a random blue tablecloth and table because I totally forgot to set up a coffee table! I never would have known there was a problem. A lovely waitress came to find the wedding party during our pre-reception pictures with a food tray and drinks-- very refreshing and thoughtful! Their communication pre-wedding and even during the wedding was excellent. When selecting the food for our wedding, Jennifer worked with us to create a brand-new menu item: a Mediterranian Pasta dish with shrimp: I can’t rave about this pasta dish enough. DELICIOUS!
We had nothing but great experiences with Rettew's. The head table waiter was very sweet and efficient. We give him a Read more...
We had nothing but great experiences with Rettew's. The head table waiter was very sweet and efficient. We give him a thumbs up! Rettew's went the extra mile for our wedding with a dessert table setup, vase setup for our tables, and coffee station set up. I noticed that they found a random blue tablecloth and table because I totally forgot to set up a coffee table! I never would have known there was a problem. A lovely waitress came to find the wedding party during our pre-reception pictures with a food tray and drinks-- very refreshing and thoughtful! Their communication pre-wedding and even during the wedding was excellent. When selecting the food for our wedding, Jennifer worked with us to create a brand-new menu item: a Mediterranian Pasta dish with shrimp: I can’t rave about this pasta dish enough. DELICIOUS! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Planning was easy. Food was incredible! Service was exception. Wedding cake was beautiful and delicious!!' Highly recommend them.
Planning was easy. Food was incredible! Service was exception. Wedding cake was beautiful and delicious!!' Highly Read more...
Planning was easy. Food was incredible! Service was exception. Wedding cake was beautiful and delicious!!' Highly recommend them. Read less
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JTamerlani
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Hiring a caterer is always difficult. So many people have said to me, "Your food will never taste the way it did for the tasting." By hiring Rettew's, they were wrong.

We had a rather large menu at our wedding and throughout the evening, we kept receiving compliments left and right. People complimented the gourmet cheeses and antipasti display. They stated that the beef was cooked to perfection. As I ate my meal, I was pleased in finding that everything was not only delicious but running smoothly. The waiters were very professional and attentive to each table, not just the bride and grooms. This was very important to my husband and I. While food and waitstaff were at our expectations, our maitre'd Michelle was above our expectations.

My husband and I worked with Michelle and she was incredible. As the wedding became closer and closer, I must have called Michelle a hundred times, leaving messages and changing components of the menu or adding guests. She was so accommodating and considerate of our needs. She would always return a call that same day or the next. On the day of the wedding, she was always present and popped in once or twice to see if my husband and I were pleased. A big reason that the catering went so smoothly is because of her. When you call for your tasting, be sure to ask for Michelle.
Hiring a caterer is always difficult. So many people have said to me, "Your food will never taste the way it did for the Read more...
Hiring a caterer is always difficult. So many people have said to me, "Your food will never taste the way it did for the tasting." By hiring Rettew's, they were wrong.

We had a rather large menu at our wedding and throughout the evening, we kept receiving compliments left and right. People complimented the gourmet cheeses and antipasti display. They stated that the beef was cooked to perfection. As I ate my meal, I was pleased in finding that everything was not only delicious but running smoothly. The waiters were very professional and attentive to each table, not just the bride and grooms. This was very important to my husband and I. While food and waitstaff were at our expectations, our maitre'd Michelle was above our expectations.

My husband and I worked with Michelle and she was incredible. As the wedding became closer and closer, I must have called Michelle a hundred times, leaving messages and changing components of the menu or adding guests. She was so accommodating and considerate of our needs. She would always return a call that same day or the next. On the day of the wedding, she was always present and popped in once or twice to see if my husband and I were pleased. A big reason that the catering went so smoothly is because of her. When you call for your tasting, be sure to ask for Michelle. Read less
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Patricia
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired Rettew's for my daughter's wedding on June 29, 2013. Working with Michelle at Rettew's was a pleasure. She responded quickly to every question that came up, and there were many! She was professional and well organized from the very first meeting. On the day of the wedding, the servers were also very professional. The looked nice, and they did a great job of getting things done without being noticed. We got many compliments about the food. I thought the cocktail hour food was fantastic! I had asked ahead to be sure the champagne was poured at 5:30, and sure enough, it was done as planned. I would highly recommend Rettew's to anyone planning an event in the central PA area. Thank you Rettew's for an absolutely flawless day!
We hired Rettew's for my daughter's wedding on June 29, 2013. Working with Michelle at Rettew's was a pleasure. She Read more...
We hired Rettew's for my daughter's wedding on June 29, 2013. Working with Michelle at Rettew's was a pleasure. She responded quickly to every question that came up, and there were many! She was professional and well organized from the very first meeting. On the day of the wedding, the servers were also very professional. The looked nice, and they did a great job of getting things done without being noticed. We got many compliments about the food. I thought the cocktail hour food was fantastic! I had asked ahead to be sure the champagne was poured at 5:30, and sure enough, it was done as planned. I would highly recommend Rettew's to anyone planning an event in the central PA area. Thank you Rettew's for an absolutely flawless day! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Delicious food, great staff and awesome service!
Delicious food, great staff and awesome service!
Delicious food, great staff and awesome service! Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Food was amazing! My husband and I chose to have a stations set up. We attended a food tasting event a few months prior to our wedding and were able to come up with the perfect menu. The staff was extremely flexible with our wishes. I have used them in the past for events other than my wedding, and I plan to use them again in the future. I definitely recommending using their services!
Food was amazing! My husband and I chose to have a stations set up. We attended a food tasting event a few months prior to Read more...
Food was amazing! My husband and I chose to have a stations set up. We attended a food tasting event a few months prior to our wedding and were able to come up with the perfect menu. The staff was extremely flexible with our wishes. I have used them in the past for events other than my wedding, and I plan to use them again in the future. I definitely recommending using their services! Read less
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Pam
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
I used Rettew's catering for my son's Bar Mitzvah party and was thrilled with my choice. This type of event is challenging because you really need to please both adults and teens. Other caterers referred me immediately to their websites but Jen talked to me first about my vision for the event and then made suggestions. (She also has a great website). In addition to delicious food, the presentation and details were fantastic. I wanted kid friendly selections with a more upscale edge. My son LOVES tomato soup. Jen suggested tomato soup shooters with a little floating grilled cheese sandwich. He loves burgers. Jen made mini sliders. My daughter (a vegetarian) loves vegetable fried rice. Jen served it in little chinese take-out containers. My son wanted a blizzard/milkshake bar. Jen got a milkshake machine. I had guests who were vegetarian, diabetic and gluten sensitive. Jen accomodated all of those special dietary needs and spoke directly with the mom of the child with gluten sensitivity to make sure there were adequate options for her child and to answer any questions. My guests raved about the food. We laughed because the comments came in this order: The tenderloin was incredible. Your son did a great job! It was a pleasure to work with Jen and her team.
I used Rettew's catering for my son's Bar Mitzvah party and was thrilled with my choice. This type of event is challenging Read more...
I used Rettew's catering for my son's Bar Mitzvah party and was thrilled with my choice. This type of event is challenging because you really need to please both adults and teens. Other caterers referred me immediately to their websites but Jen talked to me first about my vision for the event and then made suggestions. (She also has a great website). In addition to delicious food, the presentation and details were fantastic. I wanted kid friendly selections with a more upscale edge. My son LOVES tomato soup. Jen suggested tomato soup shooters with a little floating grilled cheese sandwich. He loves burgers. Jen made mini sliders. My daughter (a vegetarian) loves vegetable fried rice. Jen served it in little chinese take-out containers. My son wanted a blizzard/milkshake bar. Jen got a milkshake machine. I had guests who were vegetarian, diabetic and gluten sensitive. Jen accomodated all of those special dietary needs and spoke directly with the mom of the child with gluten sensitivity to make sure there were adequate options for her child and to answer any questions. My guests raved about the food. We laughed because the comments came in this order: The tenderloin was incredible. Your son did a great job! It was a pleasure to work with Jen and her team. Read less
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Marisa
Wedding:
5/12/2013
5.0/5.0
They were great!! Super flexible! I changed up what I wanted so many times even during the last month. They were very professional and helpful and kind on the day of too! Great gourmet options as well. I wanted something other than the standard Lancaster County dutch food and they provided many options :)
They were great!! Super flexible! I changed up what I wanted so many times even during the last month. They were very Read more...
They were great!! Super flexible! I changed up what I wanted so many times even during the last month. They were very professional and helpful and kind on the day of too! Great gourmet options as well. I wanted something other than the standard Lancaster County dutch food and they provided many options :) Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
We were so happy we went with Rettew's. Jen was so helpful throughout the planning process, and the food was really delicious. Rettew's was very familiar with the venue (Landis Valley Museum), and knew just what extra details were needed. Very highly recommended!
We were so happy we went with Rettew's. Jen was so helpful throughout the planning process, and the food was really Read more...
We were so happy we went with Rettew's. Jen was so helpful throughout the planning process, and the food was really delicious. Rettew's was very familiar with the venue (Landis Valley Museum), and knew just what extra details were needed. Very highly recommended! Read less
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Christin
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't even begin to express how pleased we were with Rettew's. They were voted the #1 caterer in Lancaster, PA for a reason! :)

We heard from so many pf our guests that it was the best food they'd ever had at a wedding. Some even said that it didn't taste like "wedding food" at all. We had a seated meal and guests could choose from filet mignon, crab cake, or porcini mushroom ravioli. My husband doesn't eat mushrooms, but wanted to try my ravioli and he loved it! A few of my coworkers said that they were "stalking" one of the servers because she was carrying the prosciutto wrapped scallops during cocktail hour...they were obsessed! :)

What was most impressive is that we had our reception at the Yellow Barn at Landis Valley and it has no kitchen. They were working with minimal, very rustic facilities, but managed to make the plates and the food look like it was being served in a very nice restaurant.

Jennifer and Michelle are amazing to work with. They are kind, understanding, and very professional.

The only small snafu had to do with our table numbers. The numbers were supposed to be attached to centerpieces brought by the florist to the reception, and a staff member from Rettew's said that they would take care of it, but they were not attached. It wasn't a big deal at all because the numbers were still visible on the table, but that was the only miscommunication that we experienced on the day of the wedding. In fact, it was the only thing that "went wrong" on our day! In the grand scheme of things, I'd say that's pretty good.

I would absolutely, positively recommend Rettew's Catering to anyone. They were amazing!
I can't even begin to express how pleased we were with Rettew's. They were voted the #1 caterer in Lancaster, PA for a Read more...
I can't even begin to express how pleased we were with Rettew's. They were voted the #1 caterer in Lancaster, PA for a reason! :)

We heard from so many pf our guests that it was the best food they'd ever had at a wedding. Some even said that it didn't taste like "wedding food" at all. We had a seated meal and guests could choose from filet mignon, crab cake, or porcini mushroom ravioli. My husband doesn't eat mushrooms, but wanted to try my ravioli and he loved it! A few of my coworkers said that they were "stalking" one of the servers because she was carrying the prosciutto wrapped scallops during cocktail hour...they were obsessed! :)

What was most impressive is that we had our reception at the Yellow Barn at Landis Valley and it has no kitchen. They were working with minimal, very rustic facilities, but managed to make the plates and the food look like it was being served in a very nice restaurant.

Jennifer and Michelle are amazing to work with. They are kind, understanding, and very professional.

The only small snafu had to do with our table numbers. The numbers were supposed to be attached to centerpieces brought by the florist to the reception, and a staff member from Rettew's said that they would take care of it, but they were not attached. It wasn't a big deal at all because the numbers were still visible on the table, but that was the only miscommunication that we experienced on the day of the wedding. In fact, it was the only thing that "went wrong" on our day! In the grand scheme of things, I'd say that's pretty good.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Rettew's is fabulous! Delicious food and wonderful service was provided at our wedding. Our guests raved about it for weeks afterwards. It's a nice family-run business with a lot of class.
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Rettew's is fabulous! Delicious food and wonderful service was provided at our wedding. Our guests raved about it for weeks afterwards. It's a nice family-run business with a lot of class. Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I both throughly enjoyed working with Rettew's every step of the way. We booked Rettew's over a year in advanced (don't think this is a must), this was our preference. They were quick to respond to all my questions and the food tasted amazing! A special shout out to Michelle - thanks for making our wedding reception run smoothly, it was a true pleasure to work with you and the rest of Rettew's staff :)
My husband and I both throughly enjoyed working with Rettew's every step of the way. We booked Rettew's over a year in Read more...
My husband and I both throughly enjoyed working with Rettew's every step of the way. We booked Rettew's over a year in advanced (don't think this is a must), this was our preference. They were quick to respond to all my questions and the food tasted amazing! A special shout out to Michelle - thanks for making our wedding reception run smoothly, it was a true pleasure to work with you and the rest of Rettew's staff :) Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
We worked with Rettew's for our wedding on 9/2/12 at Landis Valley Museum. We did a buffet and the food was fantastic. When we had signed up for Landis Valley we were a bit worried as they do not have a kitchen on-site so caterer's have to work out of trucks. But Rettew's was able to go beyond our expectations and offer really excellent food and great service. Jennifer (owner) assisted us in the selection process to be sure all of our wants and desires were captured while helping us stay within budget for a 200 person wedding. She was there the day of the event to make sure everything was perfect and her and her staff went above and beyond in catering our day. In selecting Rettew's you get great food and great service and we highly recommend them.
We worked with Rettew's for our wedding on 9/2/12 at Landis Valley Museum. We did a buffet and the food was fantastic. Read more...
We worked with Rettew's for our wedding on 9/2/12 at Landis Valley Museum. We did a buffet and the food was fantastic. When we had signed up for Landis Valley we were a bit worried as they do not have a kitchen on-site so caterer's have to work out of trucks. But Rettew's was able to go beyond our expectations and offer really excellent food and great service. Jennifer (owner) assisted us in the selection process to be sure all of our wants and desires were captured while helping us stay within budget for a 200 person wedding. She was there the day of the event to make sure everything was perfect and her and her staff went above and beyond in catering our day. In selecting Rettew's you get great food and great service and we highly recommend them. Read less
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Teresa
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
The food arrived on time and was set up by the staff. The overall appearance and quality of the food was excellent. They had exactly the menu choices we were looking for. We wanted a simple meal but also elegant. The Roastbeef and Chicken was delicious. The only issue that I had were the rolls were too hard to eat.
The food arrived on time and was set up by the staff. The overall appearance and quality of the food was excellent. They Read more...
The food arrived on time and was set up by the staff. The overall appearance and quality of the food was excellent. They had exactly the menu choices we were looking for. We wanted a simple meal but also elegant. The Roastbeef and Chicken was delicious. The only issue that I had were the rolls were too hard to eat. Read less
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Krystle
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Rettew's Catering was great! Our food was delicious. We were very impressed when we went to sample our food selections at Rettew's and the Chef stopped in and asked how we liked the food and if we would like to change anything. Jennifer was amazing to work with and she is very organized. She has a lot of knowledge and is willing to help with the little details and the big details. Overall very impressed with our service with Rettew's and would definitely recommend them to everyone!!

Krystle & Matt
Rettew's Catering was great! Our food was delicious. We were very impressed when we went to sample our food selections at Read more...
Rettew's Catering was great! Our food was delicious. We were very impressed when we went to sample our food selections at Rettew's and the Chef stopped in and asked how we liked the food and if we would like to change anything. Jennifer was amazing to work with and she is very organized. She has a lot of knowledge and is willing to help with the little details and the big details. Overall very impressed with our service with Rettew's and would definitely recommend them to everyone!!

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Mr. & Mrs. Froebe
Wedding:
8/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Talk about going above and beyond... I lost count of how many emails and phone calls went back and forth between Rettew's Catering and I; all I know is that every single one was given a prompt response and every change, addition and question was accommodated and answered. Jeff, Michelle, and Jennifer took so much time to make sure everything was perfect and made every effort to keep within our budget. All of their time and effort helped to create a delicious and beautiful event that ran so smoothly!

Just when I thought they couldn't possibly be a better vendor, my venue changed to indoors at the very last moment and they took the change in stride without a single complaint. Our hors d'oeuvres and meals were so yummy, the waitstaff was professional and attentive without being intrusive, and Michelle checked in with us often throughout the evening. They even made sure that the special wine glass we had for the Mother of the Bride was cleaned for her at the end of the night! Not a single detail was missed, and their hard work was evident to all.

Thank you Rettew's Catering, Jeff, Michelle, Jennifer and all your staff for treating our wedding like it was your most important event! We will never forget our big day and we have you to thank for that!
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Talk about going above and beyond... I lost count of how many emails and phone calls went back and forth between Rettew's Catering and I; all I know is that every single one was given a prompt response and every change, addition and question was accommodated and answered. Jeff, Michelle, and Jennifer took so much time to make sure everything was perfect and made every effort to keep within our budget. All of their time and effort helped to create a delicious and beautiful event that ran so smoothly!

Just when I thought they couldn't possibly be a better vendor, my venue changed to indoors at the very last moment and they took the change in stride without a single complaint. Our hors d'oeuvres and meals were so yummy, the waitstaff was professional and attentive without being intrusive, and Michelle checked in with us often throughout the evening. They even made sure that the special wine glass we had for the Mother of the Bride was cleaned for her at the end of the night! Not a single detail was missed, and their hard work was evident to all.

Thank you Rettew's Catering, Jeff, Michelle, Jennifer and all your staff for treating our wedding like it was your most important event! We will never forget our big day and we have you to thank for that! Read less
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Jess
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Rettew's catered our 4/9 wedding at Mulberry Arts Studio. The entire experience was wonderful. From the initial meeting with Jeff until our wedding reception was wrapping up, we were very impressed with the professionalism of the staff and the excellent food preparation. Besides tasting fantastic, one thing that sold us was that all of the food was prepared on location, not prepared earlier in the day and heated up. Jeff was helpful in recommending amounts and types of alcohol to purchase for the bar and in suggesting crowd pleasing hors d'oeuvres. He was also helpful in arranging our floor plan and creating a flow for the reception. I would highly recommend Rettew's and will hire them again!
Rettew's catered our 4/9 wedding at Mulberry Arts Studio. The entire experience was wonderful. From the initial meeting Read more...
Rettew's catered our 4/9 wedding at Mulberry Arts Studio. The entire experience was wonderful. From the initial meeting with Jeff until our wedding reception was wrapping up, we were very impressed with the professionalism of the staff and the excellent food preparation. Besides tasting fantastic, one thing that sold us was that all of the food was prepared on location, not prepared earlier in the day and heated up. Jeff was helpful in recommending amounts and types of alcohol to purchase for the bar and in suggesting crowd pleasing hors d'oeuvres. He was also helpful in arranging our floor plan and creating a flow for the reception. I would highly recommend Rettew's and will hire them again! Read less
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diane
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Wonderful experience with Rettews. Jeff was great to work with. Everything was so easy and it all turned out great. Our guests were very impressed with the food. Would totally recommend Rettews to everyone!
Wonderful experience with Rettews. Jeff was great to work with. Everything was so easy and it all turned out great. Our Read more...
Wonderful experience with Rettews. Jeff was great to work with. Everything was so easy and it all turned out great. Our guests were very impressed with the food. Would totally recommend Rettews to everyone! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Everyone commented on how yummy our wedding buffet was!! Extremely pleased with taste and preparation.
Everyone commented on how yummy our wedding buffet was!! Extremely pleased with taste and preparation.
Everyone commented on how yummy our wedding buffet was!! Extremely pleased with taste and preparation. Read less
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pinkfiece
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
As I was planning my wedding from out of state, there were a few initial things I was very concerned about after I selected Rettew's. They weren't going to offer a tasting menu for after-hours or over a weekend, but they did the next best thing and packed a 'to-go' menu that my Mom picked up for me and we were able to warm up and sample at home. Obviously, it would have been best to taste the food as it was fresh and in front of staff, but this was a satisfactory concession.

In the days leading up my wedding, I became more and more impressed with the professionalism of the staff. They were friendly, helpful, and checked in with me on details without being a nusance. They worked with our special little requirements - and at a historical building without running water - with ease. Simply put, they just made it work.

Food was great, staff was friendly, and I would reccomend Rettew's to any bride!
As I was planning my wedding from out of state, there were a few initial things I was very concerned about after I Read more...
As I was planning my wedding from out of state, there were a few initial things I was very concerned about after I selected Rettew's. They weren't going to offer a tasting menu for after-hours or over a weekend, but they did the next best thing and packed a 'to-go' menu that my Mom picked up for me and we were able to warm up and sample at home. Obviously, it would have been best to taste the food as it was fresh and in front of staff, but this was a satisfactory concession.

In the days leading up my wedding, I became more and more impressed with the professionalism of the staff. They were friendly, helpful, and checked in with me on details without being a nusance. They worked with our special little requirements - and at a historical building without running water - with ease. Simply put, they just made it work.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I planned my wedding in a short period of time from out of state. Needless to say this was very difficult. Luckily, I found Rettew's Catering!

Rettew's responded promptly if not immediately each time I contacted them. They willingly accommodated our many special requests and took the time to help me with planning. I almost chose another well known caterer, but chose Rettew's instead because of their personable service, prompt response and reasonable pricing.

Above all, the food was delicious! I received a number of compliments from my guests. We chose a buffet menu. Having personally worked in the kitchen of a four star resort, I was extremely pleased with the quality of the food and presentation. During the event the staff provided professional service to our guests and were flexible when we had a small change with our schedule.

I would highly recommend Rettew's for your wedding and would hire them again if I were to host another catered event.
I planned my wedding in a short period of time from out of state. Needless to say this was very difficult. Luckily, I Read more...
I planned my wedding in a short period of time from out of state. Needless to say this was very difficult. Luckily, I found Rettew's Catering!

Rettew's responded promptly if not immediately each time I contacted them. They willingly accommodated our many special requests and took the time to help me with planning. I almost chose another well known caterer, but chose Rettew's instead because of their personable service, prompt response and reasonable pricing.

Above all, the food was delicious! I received a number of compliments from my guests. We chose a buffet menu. Having personally worked in the kitchen of a four star resort, I was extremely pleased with the quality of the food and presentation. During the event the staff provided professional service to our guests and were flexible when we had a small change with our schedule.

I would highly recommend Rettew's for your wedding and would hire them again if I were to host another catered event. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Rettew's was great! They were willing to make small changes just before the wedding (ie serving the elderly grandparents and setting out my cupcakes from another vendor). Abbey was our point of contact during the wedding and was amazing! She checking in on us throughout the night and was able to help with any request! The wait staff were professional and courteous and the food was amazing! My only point of concern was that email responses were a bit slow at times, but otherwise this company is great! I would highly recommend Rettew's to all future brides!!!
Rettew's was great! They were willing to make small changes just before the wedding (ie serving the elderly grandparents Read more...
Rettew's was great! They were willing to make small changes just before the wedding (ie serving the elderly grandparents and setting out my cupcakes from another vendor). Abbey was our point of contact during the wedding and was amazing! She checking in on us throughout the night and was able to help with any request! The wait staff were professional and courteous and the food was amazing! My only point of concern was that email responses were a bit slow at times, but otherwise this company is great! I would highly recommend Rettew's to all future brides!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
They were awesome to work with and the wedding day went perfectly!
They were awesome to work with and the wedding day went perfectly!
They were awesome to work with and the wedding day went perfectly! Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.9/5.0
We created our menu (Asian Bar with Sushi, and Thanksgiving-esque Carving Station) as soon as we got engaged and had to find a caterer to execute it. We loved that Rettew's ran with our ideas and didn't lock us into a standard beef/chicken buffet. I did not see the food set-up, but was told by many guests that it was beautiful and fun. Michele was easy to work with and very organized.
I only had a couple of cons to the whole experience, including paying for an additional "italian dressing" that was green and unidentifiable and made my step son not want to eat his salad, and I was told by guests that they had to ask for serving utensils for the cocktail hour and sushi station and as there were none put out.
But all of the food was delicious and I got a ton of positive comments.
We created our menu (Asian Bar with Sushi, and Thanksgiving-esque Carving Station) as soon as we got engaged and had to Read more...
We created our menu (Asian Bar with Sushi, and Thanksgiving-esque Carving Station) as soon as we got engaged and had to find a caterer to execute it. We loved that Rettew's ran with our ideas and didn't lock us into a standard beef/chicken buffet. I did not see the food set-up, but was told by many guests that it was beautiful and fun. Michele was easy to work with and very organized.
I only had a couple of cons to the whole experience, including paying for an additional "italian dressing" that was green and unidentifiable and made my step son not want to eat his salad, and I was told by guests that they had to ask for serving utensils for the cocktail hour and sushi station and as there were none put out.
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Allison
Wedding:
12/20/2009
4.9/5.0
Loved loved loved Rettews!! Jennifer is such a pleasure to work with. She did not hand me a list of foods to choose from (like all the other caterer's I met with). She spent time asking me what foods my (now) husband and I liked and we came up with our own menu! The staff that worked at our reception were awesome too!
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Loved loved loved Rettews!! Jennifer is such a pleasure to work with. She did not hand me a list of foods to choose from (like all the other caterer's I met with). She spent time asking me what foods my (now) husband and I liked and we came up with our own menu! The staff that worked at our reception were awesome too! Read less
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Jennfer
Wedding:
8/8/2009
4.8/5.0
Rettew's was wonderful! The service and food was outstanding. We will hire them again!
Rettew's was wonderful! The service and food was outstanding. We will hire them again!
Rettew's was wonderful! The service and food was outstanding. We will hire them again! Read less
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kelbirel
Wedding:
6/9/2007
4.8/5.0
Delicious food, polite and friendly staff, and cost efficient. Great caterer. The only downside is that we didn't get to sample any food in advance.
Delicious food, polite and friendly staff, and cost efficient. Great caterer. The only downside is that we didn't get to Read more...
Delicious food, polite and friendly staff, and cost efficient. Great caterer. The only downside is that we didn't get to sample any food in advance. Read less
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Cory
Wedding:
9/5/2010
4.7/5.0
I'm glad we used Rettew's, they were very helpful and worked with our economic budget. The food was all tasty, and they let us bring take home containers in case there was a lot leftover. My only negative thoughts were: the starter salads seemed very tiny, I felt like the buffet was cleaned up too early (although perhaps they were out of food by then, I'm not sure), and although the wait staff was attentive I had wished they would've smiled a bit more and seemed like they were enjoying themselves a little.
I'm glad we used Rettew's, they were very helpful and worked with our economic budget. The food was all tasty, and they Read more...
I'm glad we used Rettew's, they were very helpful and worked with our economic budget. The food was all tasty, and they let us bring take home containers in case there was a lot leftover. My only negative thoughts were: the starter salads seemed very tiny, I felt like the buffet was cleaned up too early (although perhaps they were out of food by then, I'm not sure), and although the wait staff was attentive I had wished they would've smiled a bit more and seemed like they were enjoying themselves a little. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
6/27/2009
4.6/5.0
The food was great, especially the salmon, we had lots of comments about it. The bartender was fun, and I loved the way they set it up. They treated the bridal party great when we were waiting during cocktail hour (providing us with food and drinks) but they didnt have a specified person who served us drinks during the evening, so we had to go to the bar ourselves. I also thought they cleared the tables a bit too early when we still had about 2 more hours of my reception to go. But working with them during the planning was easy and they were really receptive to anything we needed.
The food was great, especially the salmon, we had lots of comments about it. The bartender was fun, and I loved the way Read more...
The food was great, especially the salmon, we had lots of comments about it. The bartender was fun, and I loved the way they set it up. They treated the bridal party great when we were waiting during cocktail hour (providing us with food and drinks) but they didnt have a specified person who served us drinks during the evening, so we had to go to the bar ourselves. I also thought they cleared the tables a bit too early when we still had about 2 more hours of my reception to go. But working with them during the planning was easy and they were really receptive to anything we needed. Read less
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mmholl13
Wedding:
6/20/2009
4.6/5.0
I worked with very many different employees of Rettew's. I noticed as soon as I set up a consultation with Rettew's compared with Enck's catering, that Rettew's catering more clearly defined what is typically needed for weddings. I had no idea what I was really doing when it came to the food, so it helped to have someone guide me through the process. When I went to Enck's, it was more like... what do you want to do? I'm the type of person that needs some information first! I was surprised at the cost of the wedding, but the food IS typically the most expensive part of receptions. I thought that the quality of the service was worth the cost, definitely. My bridal party showed up a tad early to the reception site, due to an overestimation of the ceremony length. The event manager was very flexible and moved the meal and other events of the reception forward to account for this period of time. The only thing I might complain about is the bartending and waitressing that we had. Some guests had nearly full beverages taken away from their tables. I heard this from quite a few of my guests. Overall, Rettew's was courteous, flexible, and very helpful in our planning process and wedding day!
I worked with very many different employees of Rettew's. I noticed as soon as I set up a consultation with Rettew's Read more...
I worked with very many different employees of Rettew's. I noticed as soon as I set up a consultation with Rettew's compared with Enck's catering, that Rettew's catering more clearly defined what is typically needed for weddings. I had no idea what I was really doing when it came to the food, so it helped to have someone guide me through the process. When I went to Enck's, it was more like... what do you want to do? I'm the type of person that needs some information first! I was surprised at the cost of the wedding, but the food IS typically the most expensive part of receptions. I thought that the quality of the service was worth the cost, definitely. My bridal party showed up a tad early to the reception site, due to an overestimation of the ceremony length. The event manager was very flexible and moved the meal and other events of the reception forward to account for this period of time. The only thing I might complain about is the bartending and waitressing that we had. Some guests had nearly full beverages taken away from their tables. I heard this from quite a few of my guests. Overall, Rettew's was courteous, flexible, and very helpful in our planning process and wedding day! Read less
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bgibble
Wedding:
6/12/2010
4.4/5.0
Good food, nice people to work with.
Good food, nice people to work with.
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lauren6499
Wedding:
11/26/2011
4.3/5.0
food was okay. Staff was nice and helpful.
food was okay. Staff was nice and helpful.
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jen
Wedding:
5/28/2011
4.1/5.0
I really enjoyed working with Jeff. He was awesome. My tasting was a little tricky; I didn't enjoy a few of the things I chosen originally and they took my opinion and quickly remedied the issues. Jeff was instrumental with my choosing this vendor. He was very clear on what my options were and tried to keep me within budget and kept up to speed. He did several extra time-consuming revised proposals, which I deeply appreciated.

Two weeks before the event I had to pay 50% of our balance. I paid in full. Then I was informed that Jeff couldn't come to my event due to other larger event that his talents were necessary. I understood, but I couldn't get a hold of his replacement easily. She was supposed to call me right away, and it took over a week for her to do so. This caused a little anxiety for me.

I felt like I had to pursue her like a bounty hunter, but eventually we connected. I really loved Jeff. It was difficult changing hands, because I wouldn't be able to KNOW that every detail was perfectly understood by the replacement (who I can't remember the name of, I'm sorry) who was in charge of my event. Everything was on-point (please see above), but I was a little bothered that I had reached out to her after I was repeatedly told that she would call me. That is why I reduced the professionalism.

Also, I did get an email from the owner that I owed them another $98, ON THE DAY OF MY WEDDING, even though I paid in full in my last meeting with them, two weeks prior. I paid early and I was told since two of my guest were vendors those seats were 75% cost, which they had not originally factored into my wedding cost. So, I thought I was going to get a refund. I wanted to know what the additional charges were for and emailed back. I haven't heard a response, but I will call them and get to the bottom of it. I felt it was inconsiderate timing, like they couldn't just explain in a note and send an invoice? I had to pay it, immediately. We didn't bring our checkbook and I was not about to disrupt the day by calling my mom or my fiance to grab the checkbook. Also, I only met her for five minutes, so for her to just email me a bill while I'm trying to get ready for my wedding was nerve racking.

The day of the wedding, I loved how quickly they set up and I didn't have to worry about anything on that day.

The food was delicious. There were some minor set-backs. I was promised that the caterer would bring us some beverages and Hors d'œuvres right after our ceremony, but we waited for a long time and there were drinks brought down to us maybe 25 minutes after the receiving line. I understand that they may have been unsure of our plans of our photoshoot, but it was a long 25 minutes in the hot sun and I was really depending on those chilled drinks to cool me.

I eventually got my promised fruit kebobs, Thai chicken skewers, and scallops wrapped in bacon, after the cocktail hour had ended and I was out on the patio right before our main entrance to the ballroom. I hoovered it, since I barely ate for the proceeding 24 hours. They didn't seem like they were really hot, but I was starving. Again, this is me being picky, but I would have preferred it being served sooner.

The salad course was delicious, but heard mixed reviews. Some of my guest had a lot of dressing, some had barely any. This is just constructive criticism that I believe that there was room for improvement.

The main entrée was delicious. I heard many people say that it was wonderful. I had the salmon and I loved it. The sides were equally scrumptious.

Overall, I would hire them again for an event. They do a wonderful job. I would just hope for better communication and slight improvement on execution (AGAIN, JEFF WAS AWESOME. I had no qualms with him.)
I really enjoyed working with Jeff. He was awesome. My tasting was a little tricky; I didn't enjoy a few of the things I Read more...
I really enjoyed working with Jeff. He was awesome. My tasting was a little tricky; I didn't enjoy a few of the things I chosen originally and they took my opinion and quickly remedied the issues. Jeff was instrumental with my choosing this vendor. He was very clear on what my options were and tried to keep me within budget and kept up to speed. He did several extra time-consuming revised proposals, which I deeply appreciated.

Two weeks before the event I had to pay 50% of our balance. I paid in full. Then I was informed that Jeff couldn't come to my event due to other larger event that his talents were necessary. I understood, but I couldn't get a hold of his replacement easily. She was supposed to call me right away, and it took over a week for her to do so. This caused a little anxiety for me.

I felt like I had to pursue her like a bounty hunter, but eventually we connected. I really loved Jeff. It was difficult changing hands, because I wouldn't be able to KNOW that every detail was perfectly understood by the replacement (who I can't remember the name of, I'm sorry) who was in charge of my event. Everything was on-point (please see above), but I was a little bothered that I had reached out to her after I was repeatedly told that she would call me. That is why I reduced the professionalism.

Also, I did get an email from the owner that I owed them another $98, ON THE DAY OF MY WEDDING, even though I paid in full in my last meeting with them, two weeks prior. I paid early and I was told since two of my guest were vendors those seats were 75% cost, which they had not originally factored into my wedding cost. So, I thought I was going to get a refund. I wanted to know what the additional charges were for and emailed back. I haven't heard a response, but I will call them and get to the bottom of it. I felt it was inconsiderate timing, like they couldn't just explain in a note and send an invoice? I had to pay it, immediately. We didn't bring our checkbook and I was not about to disrupt the day by calling my mom or my fiance to grab the checkbook. Also, I only met her for five minutes, so for her to just email me a bill while I'm trying to get ready for my wedding was nerve racking.

The day of the wedding, I loved how quickly they set up and I didn't have to worry about anything on that day.

The food was delicious. There were some minor set-backs. I was promised that the caterer would bring us some beverages and Hors d'œuvres right after our ceremony, but we waited for a long time and there were drinks brought down to us maybe 25 minutes after the receiving line. I understand that they may have been unsure of our plans of our photoshoot, but it was a long 25 minutes in the hot sun and I was really depending on those chilled drinks to cool me.

I eventually got my promised fruit kebobs, Thai chicken skewers, and scallops wrapped in bacon, after the cocktail hour had ended and I was out on the patio right before our main entrance to the ballroom. I hoovered it, since I barely ate for the proceeding 24 hours. They didn't seem like they were really hot, but I was starving. Again, this is me being picky, but I would have preferred it being served sooner.

The salad course was delicious, but heard mixed reviews. Some of my guest had a lot of dressing, some had barely any. This is just constructive criticism that I believe that there was room for improvement.

The main entrée was delicious. I heard many people say that it was wonderful. I had the salmon and I loved it. The sides were equally scrumptious.

Overall, I would hire them again for an event. They do a wonderful job. I would just hope for better communication and slight improvement on execution (AGAIN, JEFF WAS AWESOME. I had no qualms with him.) Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Jami
Wedding:
7/23/2011
4.0/5.0
Rettew's was by far the best food I've ever had at a wedding, and most of my guests agreed! Also, very affordable. There were a few negatives though. They opened every single champagne bottle that was bought but did not serve them or tell people that they were available after the toast. I lost several hundred dollars in unused champagne. They also ate some of my desserts, which were provided by a separate vendor. They would not allow us to take the large amount of leftovers, and they separated the food among themselves and took it home. I would recommend Rettew's for the delicious food and large menu selection though.
Rettew's was by far the best food I've ever had at a wedding, and most of my guests agreed! Also, very affordable. There Read more...
Rettew's was by far the best food I've ever had at a wedding, and most of my guests agreed! Also, very affordable. There were a few negatives though. They opened every single champagne bottle that was bought but did not serve them or tell people that they were available after the toast. I lost several hundred dollars in unused champagne. They also ate some of my desserts, which were provided by a separate vendor. They would not allow us to take the large amount of leftovers, and they separated the food among themselves and took it home. I would recommend Rettew's for the delicious food and large menu selection though. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.6/5.0
great food! not super affordable, but it was delicious and they can do whatever you want and present it nicely.
great food! not super affordable, but it was delicious and they can do whatever you want and present it nicely.
great food! not super affordable, but it was delicious and they can do whatever you want and present it nicely. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/26/2007
2.1/5.0
The food was good. The wait staff drank our wine (which we bought on our own) and got drunk in the back of my grandparents house ...not very professional in my oppinion. They didn't offer to box up left overs (and there was a lot). They almost screwed up the linens (gave me the white napkins to go with cream colored table clothes). It was not a positive experience overall. I wouldn't recommend them to my own friends even though before this I've only ever heard positive things about them. Sorry it's not ok in my book to get drunk off of someone elses alcohol while you're supposed to be working for them (and being paid by the hour for the time you sat there and were drinking - not ok!)
The food was good. The wait staff drank our wine (which we bought on our own) and got drunk in the back of my grandparents Read more...
The food was good. The wait staff drank our wine (which we bought on our own) and got drunk in the back of my grandparents house ...not very professional in my oppinion. They didn't offer to box up left overs (and there was a lot). They almost screwed up the linens (gave me the white napkins to go with cream colored table clothes). It was not a positive experience overall. I wouldn't recommend them to my own friends even though before this I've only ever heard positive things about them. Sorry it's not ok in my book to get drunk off of someone elses alcohol while you're supposed to be working for them (and being paid by the hour for the time you sat there and were drinking - not ok!) Read less
Services Used: Catering

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