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St. John Catering - Mathayom

St John , VI
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POB 1039
St John, VI US 00831 (map)

PHONE

877-690-9393

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ABOUT US

Whether designing your perfect Caribbean destination wedding, casual wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, or large gathering of any kind, St. John Catering works closely with you to... Read more
Whether designing your perfect Caribbean destination wedding, casual wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, or large gathering of any kind, St. John Catering works closely with you to ensure that your Caribbean wedding is as flawless and stress-free as possible. We have options that range from polished fine dining with multiple courses and refined service to casual barefoot buffet affairs.

With over 20 years of experience and a sterling reputation in the Virgin Islands, Mathayom Private Chefs takes pride in offering generous hospitality, world-class cuisine and highly personalized service to every client.

Each of our banquet options promises to provide you with the best of the Virgin Islands. Choose an Elegant Plated Banquet for a sophisticated celebration, with refined cuisine, and flawless table service. Or, choose one of our Inspired Buffet Banquets, to bring all of the elegance of a composed, plated dinner to your guests in a format that is perfect for more casual, social affairs.

Our extensive menus change seasonally to incorporate the best of the Caribbean’s locally available ingredients and are designed with a variety of palates in mind. With the most selections available on St. John and St. Thomas, we are sure you will find something you love!

To help make your day perfect, we offer a variety of services including:

Professional and attentive staff Full bar service Furniture and equipment rentals China, glass and silverware upgrades
…and much much more!!


There really is nowhere more beautiful than the Virgin Islands to host your perfect destination wedding- and with a name like "Love City", St. John has to be right. The stunning beaches, endless sun and crystal clear waters of the Caribbean are the perfect backdrop for any celebration. With everything you need to host the destination wedding of your dreams, St. John Catering / Mathayom Private Chefs invites you to explore our options to find what fits you best. We have something for everyone and promise to make your Caribbean destination wedding everything you've dreamed of.



Toll-free (877) 690-9393 or local (340) 777-5464

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, Creole, French, Indian, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Pan-Asian, Polynesian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
450

REVIEWS

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Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
St. John Catering was amazing for our reception! Every detail was attended too with the utmost professionalism and executed flawlessly. The staff is very professional and friendly, the food is amazing (we are still receiving very positive comments), and the attention to detail (time line) will ensure your event is as memorable has you had hoped. I highly recommend St. John Catering to anyone wanting an event to remember!
Services Used: Catering
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Liz
Wedding:
4/20/2014
5.0/5.0
We recently engaged the services of Mathayom and St John catering to host '3" outstanding events surrounded around our daughter's wedding on St John. We were left speechless by the execution of all "3" events. Mat and staff were incredibly professional, thoughtful and the food was amazing. We live in Boston area and have a fair amount of experience and knowledge in the event and catering field. Mat did not let us down and our "65" guests were overwhelmed by the quality of the food and service that they experienced. The key to a successful event is the amount of fun the hostess has. I can report; that this hostess along with bride and groom had the time of their lives due to the comfort and calm execution of all 3 weekend wedding events that were coordinated through our capable wedding planner and Mathayom outstanding presentation of food and staff. Mat and staff felt and treated us like family. It was a honor to work with Mathayom and St John Catering. We will recommend to others and will be back to experience more of their splendid cooking in the near future. Hats off to you SJC!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Mat and crew not only put out some seriously amazing food, but are a lot of fun and helpful as well! The team catered 3 separate events during our wedding weekend in St John, and each one was fantastic. The welcome party, the wedding reception and the brunch after the reception the next day. Every plate was perfect, the bartenders courteous and nice, and the staff was a lot of fun and made the event that much more special. No brainer--if you are having an event [especially a wedding in STJ/STT], don't look any further than St John Catering and Mathayom!
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Pamela
Wedding:
3/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Delicious, delicious, delicious! That's the only way to describe the plated, served dinner (Maho Bay package) at my son's reception. Every dish from appetizers to dessert was perfect. The staff of St. John Catering was the most professional I have ever encountered. They prepared the meal on site at our venue and were professional, courteous and responsive to our needs from the moment they arrived. Their teamwork was noteworthy and they were so unobtrusive during our reception that I never noticed their departure. I will definitely use them again for my island catering needs.
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Sharon
Wedding:
2/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Chef Mat and his team were fantastic. From our first phone and email contact, they responded promptly and answered our questions about hosting a rehearsal dinner at our rented villa. Planning was very smooth, and Mat understood the type of dinner and experience we desired and offered helpful suggestions.
On the evening of the event, Mat and Lisa arrived and set to work cooking and arranging everything. They were clearly professionals, and we could relax and enjoy the evening with our family and not worry about anything. The food was amazing! Mat discussed the outlines of a menu in advance, but the details were a surprise, depending upon what was fresh in the market that day. From a variety of appetizers to the dessert, everything was delicious. Mat's choice of wines complemented the meal, and Lisa made sure our glasses were full while Mat was preparing each course in the kitchen.
After dinner, Mat and Lisa cleaned up efficiently and quietly while our guests were still enjoying the lovely evening. There was not one dish out of place, and the few leftovers were packaged up neatly and tucked into the fridge. Lisa even doubled as a group photographer so we could include everyone in our family picture!
We highly recommend St. John Catering if you are planning a special occasion event with great food and no stress!
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Michelle
Wedding:
11/10/2013
5.0/5.0
I could not have been more pleased with the catering services provided by St. John Catering! Not only was the food incredibly delicious (we received so many positive comments from our guests), St. John Catering was attentive to our every need.

When planning a destination wedding in the islands, you may find that many vendors are on "island time" and do not get back to you expediently; this is not the case with St. John Catering. Mat and his team were responsive from our first communication all the way throughout the process of planning our reception. We met with Mat, Jess and several other team members in person before the wedding and went over all details. They discussed rain contingency plans with us (this was a blessing as it turned out that it did sprinkle a few times) and answered any and every question we had.

When it started to sprinkle the evening of our reception, Jess and the team quickly mopped, moved the appetizers out of the rain and made sure every guest was comfortable and attended to. After the rain stopped, they reset up the dining area outside (they were so efficient I hardly knew it was happening) and served the dinner and cake. I can't say enough how delectable the food was and how much everyone truly enjoyed it. I highly recommend St. John catering for a wedding or any other event in the Virgin Islands.
Services Used: Catering
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Becca
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Mat and his team worked with us to create a fabulous menu for our 100-person wedding reception on May 18th. His food was delicious and beautiful! Our guests are still talking about how amazing the food was. Mat and his staff did a walk through with us the day before and stayed the entire night of our wedding to make sure everything was perfect. We would recommend Mat to anyone looking to have their wedding on St. John!
Services Used: Catering
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DiMariaBoury
Wedding:
5/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Mat and his staff worked at our wedding on St John on May 17, 2012. The wedding was everything and more because of his services. Mat himself was at the wedding the entire night. He made sure my husband and I were always comfortable and happy. The food was absolutely amazing and my guests are still talking about it. The hit of the night was our Coconut shrimp with chutney skewers! Delicious! We also had great comments on the Key Lime tartlets too!
The service as also amazing, the bartenders, the staff at the stations - everyone was just so helpful and friendly. I have 3 very picky nieces that were all very happy at the end of the night because Mat not only brought out two huge trays of chicken fingers for them but all the staff was willing to make them plates that fit their picky diets!
To all of you working for Mathayom, Matt and I would like to say thank you for making our day so memorable and so special, we wouldn't have done it any other way!
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Jason Cooke
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Our food was fantastic! Very upscale but not too foo foo for our guests to try and figure out what they were eating. The filet and lobster were quite possibly the best I've ever had and my wife and I are kind of foodies. They timed everything very well and everyone was happy with their food. From presentation to taste and temperature...they knocked it out of the park.
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Lucinda
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Mat and his crew at St. John's Catering were great. Mat worked with us to create a menu that suited us and our laid back wedding BBQ reception. The food was amazing (everyone raved about it), the staff was professional, and we worried about nothing. Mat took care of it all. He was extremely responsive to emails and phone calls. Likewise, the day before the wedding, he did a walk through and outlined a time line for us. My husband and I appreciated that he was organized and the "schedule of events" kept us on track and ensured that we didn't miss a thing. Mat and his crew took care of everything for us so we could relax and enjoy our wedding reception. We would highly recommend Mat for any catering or dinner party. We're hoping to do an anniversary trip next year and would definitely call Mat again to cater the party. Thanks Mat for everything!!
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Minna
Wedding:
4/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Mathayom of St. John Catering catered our wedding reception in our villa on St. John for 21 guests. The food was exceptional, as fine as any we have experienced worldwide. It was elegantly presented by a courteous and professional staff. If you want the best it is available with St. John Catering.
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Tory and Rob
Wedding:
6/18/2010
5.0/5.0
St John's Catering is truly a customer service driven business that made planning our brunch reception an easy and stress-less process. The staff at St John's Catering were able to take the vision of what my finance and I desired to experience with our guests and bring it to fruition. The staff not only "did their job" but were equally invested in making sure that our wedding day was a pleasant memory for us all. The staff is professional, and I never had to follow up with them to make sure that they were getting the job done. During the brunch, the food and service were excellent. When we look back on the experience, my husband and I have fond memories of enjoying the wonderful palette of flavor created by the chefs of St John's Catering and the relaxing time spent with the people we love. We will always cherish our wonderful day and will be forever grateful to St John's Catering for contributing to such amazing memories. I would highly recommend St John's Catering to any couple getting married on St Thomas or St John. They are more than just a business. They actually believe in and have a passion for the service they provide. ~Tory & Rob
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Bree
Wedding:
11/9/2008
5.0/5.0
Planning a destination wedding is stressful alone. Feeling completely comfortable with entrusting St John Catering- Mathayom with the creation and delivery of our wedding meal was easy! They far exceeded my expectations and our guests still talk about the meal! Thank you!!

Bree Duston
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Mat and his staff delivered exactly what they promised for our event. Make sure you give Mat and his a team a tasting before you choose a caterer for your event in the USVI.
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Jenn
Wedding:
5/8/2009
4.8/5.0
St John Catering AKA Mathayom, catered our reception. They cooked all of the appetizers and dinner right at our villa. They are an all inclusive catering business. They provided tables, chairs, linen, wait staff, bar, bartender, ambiance of shells/lights/candles/etc. They even move furniture and clean up after the party is done. Before the contracted event, the owner came to our villa to discuss lay out ideas and how the event would run. All of the staff was friendly, professional, and flexiable. The food was amazing! Its been a month since our wedding and the guests are still talking about the delicious food. Highly reccommend!!
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Natalie
Wedding:
12/11/2013
4.7/5.0
The whole team at St. John catering was awesome! They catered my wedding in St. John on Dec 11, 2013. Honestly, I didn't have too high of expectations because catered food is usually not amazing, but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of my meal!! All my guests loved their meals and Matt was super patient and helpful during the whole planning process. Overall I was super pleased with their service, aside from their slow email responsiveness! Thanks again Matt!
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Bonnie
Wedding:
7/10/2010
4.2/5.0
St. John Catering did a great job of catering our wedding! We had a cocktail hour with 4 passed hor devoures and a buffet style dinner. The food was excellent! I worked with Heather Troiano to set everything up, and she was such a friendly and accommodating person. She was by far my favorite vendor to work with in the preparations for our wedding. I felt like she was genuinely happy for us and excited for our big day. It meant a lot to have her be so encouraging and enthusiastic and not feel like just another client.

The pros of St. John Catering:
1. The food is OUT OF THIS WORLD yummy. :-) Since I didn't really do a tasting beforehand, I was keeping my figures crossed that everything would turn out well and it was excellent.
2. The customer service leading up to our reception was fantastic. I dealt primarily with Heather, and she was an absolute delight.

The cons of St. John Catering:
1. They adhere to a very strict timeline and were quick to go into overtime. Our reception had a delayed start because the ceremony started later than planned; the rest of our vendors were willing to work with that, but my wedding planner let me know that Mat was less flexible.
2. My wedding planner noticed some things that she graciously hid for me the day of the wedding: they were slow to get the food out, the food was not replenished quickly enough, and there were not enough plates. (Let me add here that Heather wasn't able to be present at our actual reception; things might have gone a bit smoother if she had). Again, these are not things I noticed, but are things brides might want to be mindful of.
3. They have some add-ons that are kind of strange (a 20% service charge that's not considered gratuity, overtime charges if they have to set up earlier than an hour or so before the event, etc.).
4. They do not have a buy-back option for unopened bottles of alcohol. I way overestimated how much we'd need (I overestimated wine/beer and underestimated the number of painkillers), so we were stuck with cases of beer and wine. Some of it we drank during our honeymoon, but most of it we ended up giving away as gifts to friends we made in St. John. A buy back option would be great since it's not like we could have taken the booze back with us to the States. I felt bad that so much of it went to waste.

I would definitely recommend St. John Catering, but would encourage brides to negotiate with them as much as possible concerning overtime especially.
Services Used: Catering

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