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Tasty Persuasions Catering

Grand Isle , VT
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LOCATION

24 Quaker Road
Grand Isle, VT US 05458 (map)

PHONE

802-372-3123

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ABOUT US

TPC offers catering services at realistic pricing. Our food quality is among Vermont's finest. Our menus are filled with entrees for all tastes. We have experience in catering all... Read more
TPC offers catering services at realistic pricing. Our food quality is among Vermont's finest. Our menus are filled with entrees for all tastes. We have experience in catering all occasions from large corporate events and wedding receptions to small intimate engagements. Read less
Catering

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, Italian, Southern, Southwestern
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
Yes
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
No
If a bride decides to bring her own wedding cake, do you have a cake cutting fee? If yes, how much is the fee?
Yes, and the amount depends on the amount of guests
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
No
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
Yes we allow outside alcohol. I do not have an alcohol license so cannot charge a fee. We do not have anything to do with the alcohol. I can recommend bar catering.
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
No but I can suggest rental companies.
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
Yes
What is your maximum catering capacity?
300

REVIEWS

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Kae
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Tina was super responsive to emails and special requests during the planning process. The food was amazing and got lots of compliments from our guests. She went out of her way to help us compost and overall having an great wedding!
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Tasty Persuasions Catering responded with the following comments:

Thanks Kae! You were great to work as well and I'm glad we could help make your day an awesome one!
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Bailey
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Tina was a pleasure to work with. The food was excellent, she was extremely responsive to email and willing to work with my ideas. We had weather/mud problems on my wedding day and she was a trooper! I highly recommend her.
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Tasty Persuasions Catering responded with the following comments:

Thanks Bailey! You were a pleasure to work with as well!!
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Joaquin
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
From planning the menu to providing superb quality, quantity and presentation of menu items, our caterer went way beyond our expectations for our special day. The food was delicious and the setup perfect. I would unequivocally recommend this caterer. I know that this caterer played a significant part in making our event fabulous.
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Majken
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
With catering being one of the most expensive costs of a wedding we wanted to find a caterer that wouldn't break our budget, but that offered quality food. It was discouraging that most caterers in the area were averaging $45-$55 per head, not including appetizers! Also, in order to do a taste test we had to EACH pay the cost per head AND we couldn't taste all the food options that would be offered at our wedding.
We heard of Tasty Persuasions on a wedding forum and liked one of the sample spreads they had to offer. We contacted Tina and were thrilled when she invited us to her home for a taste test of ANY foods we wanted to try, AT NO COST! We fell in love; Tina was so helpful, even before we made the decision to sign a contract with her. She offered advice, suggested vendors, and her cooking was SUPERB! Her costs were more than reasonable compared to the other catering vendors we had contacted; she came in somewhere around $33-$37 per head INCLUDING APPETIZERS!
In the months leading up to our wedding Tina was beyond helpful; she responded promptly to e-mails; re-worked our menu a number of times to ensure that 1. we were still getting the food we wanted and 2. we were keeping within budget as our guest count grew; she offered input on things other than catering; and she made a site visit a week before the wedding to make sure everything was in place.
On wedding day Tina and the Tasty Persuasion Catering crew delivered! They were right on top of things, making sure that everything we had discussed was taken care of and tended to things I had not thought of. All of our guests were complementing on how delicious the appetizers were and what a filling meal they had. Tina was even there when my husband smooshed the cake in my face; pulling out the Wet Ones to help me clean off!
I cannot express how happy we are to have found such a talented woman to work with. Tasty Persuasions will definitely be used for any other events we have in the future! GIVE TINA A CALL!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My wife Erika and I were married on June 23, 2013 at the Barn at Boyden Farm in Cambridge, VT. If we could only use one word to describe Tasty Persuasions Catering it would be...AMAZING!!! When we first e-mailed Tina over a year before our wedding, we were immediately impressed at how quickly she responded to us with a HUGE list of sample menu items and ideas. We hired her on the spot and it was the best decision we could have made for our wedding catering! We really can't say enough good things about Tina! She was so easy to work with and so helpful throughout the entire process of coming up with our buffet menu. Every time we had a question throughout the year, she was always right there with a response. She helped turn a very stressful planning process into something easy and fun. If there was one thing we knew we didn't have to worry about, it was the reliability and quality of our food caterer. On the day of the wedding she and her staff were so professional, friendly, and helpful! And the food....absolutely DELICIOUS!!! We had so many of our guests tell us that it was the BEST food that they had ever had at a wedding! Erika and I can't thank Tina enough for providing us with such exceptional food and service. We would highly, highly recommend Tasty Persuasions Catering and we would definitely hire TPC again in the future! Thank you so much, Tina!

Alida & Erika Aiello
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Tasty Persuasions Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you Alida & Erika! We appreciate your kind words. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your big day!
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melhouser
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about Tina Patno, owner of Tasty Persuasions. She went out of her way for the year leading up to our wedding to help us find other vendors, coordinate various logistical details, and put extra special touches on all of our plans. She saw herself as a true member of our wedding team. The day-of, she and her staff were flexible, full of warm and positive energy. Our guests raved about how amazing the food was!
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Tasty Persuasions Catering responded with the following comments:

Thanks Melissa & Scott. We were very happy to be a part of your team!
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jdeacon
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Amazing food, great service and affordable!!
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htucker
Wedding:
7/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Tasty Persuasions catering was great! Tina was so helpful as we planned for the wedding and always responded to my questions promptly. We received so many compliments on the food from our guests and many guests also commented that the catering staff was very nice and helpful. My new wife and I actually had time to eat during the wedding and we thought the food was amazing! I highly recommend Tasty Persuasions!
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Tasty Persuasions Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you Haley. We appreciate your kind words. Thank you for letting us be a part of your day!
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CassCarlBeans
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Tina was extremely accommodating to all our special requests, adding her own suggestions that we might not have thought of. She answered all my emails right away. The day of the wedding everyone came in and set up without us noticing and without having to ask us any questions. The service during the cocktail hour (our photo shoot) exceeded my expectations. I just assumed we'd miss out on this part of the catering but the staff brought us appetizers on a silver platter and made sure we all had drinks throughout the shoot.
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Tasty Persuasions Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you Jolene & Mike! We appreciate your kind words. You were both great to work with as well.
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kvangenechten
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Tasty Persuasions Catering did such a good job it was actually the easiest part of the wedding. When changes happened no problem, you really deal one on one with a real person who cares about your needs. Tasty Persuasions Catering goes the extra mile and are professional the whole way through. When it comes to making sure everything is in order Tasty Persuasions Catering takes care of the details and what they will need to do an outstanding job long before the event. You will have no surprises no problems just enjoyment with them. The food was spectacular. I was surprised during the tasting and then at the wedding I was shocked. The food was wonderfully prepared, looked great on the tables and tasted even better.
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Tasty Persuasions Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you Kevin & Audrey! We appreciate the kind words and glad we were able to help make your day! Congratulations!
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kcs1228
Wedding:
9/3/2010
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Tina & her team at Tasty Persuasians Catering. Tina worked closely with us from the beginning to design a menu that was in keeping with the theme of our wedding and within our budget. All of my guests raved about the quality of the food. I would use Tasty Persuasians for any of my future catering needs as my experience was outstanding.
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Tasty Persuasions Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Kelly. I really appreciate your kind words.
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monarchwings86
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
Tina and her crew were amazing! They went above and beyond to make my day special! The food was amazing.. I didnt get one complaint from any of my guests. Everyone loved the food and the pleasent waitresses serving the appitizeres. WONDERFUL A+++++++++++++ Thank you so very much ~ Mr. and Mrs. Deyo 7/31/2010 Plattsburgh, NY
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Kristen1322
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Tasty Persuasions catered our June 19, 2010 wedding and I can’t thank Tina enough for the exceptional service and amazing food her and her team provided. Throughout the planning process Tina was constantly available to answer questions and offer recommendations while listening to what we wanted. On the event day Tina and her staff were professional and provided service that went above and beyond. Numerous guests commented that the food was delicious and that the staff was available and very helpful. If anyone is looking for a caterer in the future I would not hesitate to recommend Tasty Persuasions.
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islandgirl822
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Tina at Tasty Persuasions Catering was wonderful. We have recommended her to some people who asked about her catering. Tina is extremely responsive and so very very helpful. We had a very strict budget and Tina worked with us to accomodate our budget. Overall she was fantastic and we would eagerly hire her again.
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Hypermom
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Tasty Persuasions catered both my daughters weddings. Guests raved about the food. Would recommend them to everyone.
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jackie
Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
Amazing food! Tina from Tasty Persuasions is so down to earth that you immediately feel comfortable with her. She took care of all our catering needs and did an unbelievable buffet for our August wedding. This is one caterer that you need to call !
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Auna
Wedding:
6/26/2010
4.9/5.0
Tina is absolutely 100% the best caterer in Vermont (hands down)! She is very flexible and willing to try anything that we requested. Her food is outstanding - our family is still raving about it. And the price just can't be beat great value for the delicious food! Presentation was great, her staff was very professional, and they worked through minor snafus that arose on the day of the wedding without too much worry and did not appear frazzled to the guests (or to us!). We love Tina and reccommend her to any bride - you won't be disappointed!!!
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Jackie
Wedding:
7/25/2009
4.9/5.0
I could not more highly recommend Tina and Tasty Persuasions Catering. We chose to do an outdoor barbecue, and the food was plentiful, well presented and delicious!
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Molly
Wedding:
7/6/2013
4.8/5.0
Tina was a joy to work with. Very flexible in designing our menu and working on pricing with us. She was responsive, patient, and offered great advice to keep things in our price range.

Everything went seamlessly. Tina and team never needed direction, or had questions which was a relief when everything else was a blur on our wedding day.

We didn't get to taste the appitizers or the brownie sundae bar, but our guests raved about both. Tasty Persuations has a large variety of appitizers which was fun to choose from, and the pictures our photographers took of the appitizer table was gorgeously displayed.

To be honest, I don't remember terribly much about the meal because of all the other things that were going on, but we asked for hearty comfort food with meat carving stations, and the price was right.

All in all, great experience, and I would definitely recommend Tasty Pusuations!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.3/5.0
Giidcservice. Food was good but cold when served.
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Diana
Wedding:
6/7/2008
4.1/5.0
Tina runs her catering company out of her home and it keeps the costs down. She offers a very nice menu and was very helpful in developing the menu. She didnt need any additional equipment rental other than the 8' buffet tables and table cloths. She met up with us a few months before the wedding with a tasting of part of the menu. She was very professional. My husband enjoyed her food but i found it hard to eat the prime rib because it was so tough. I was too busy mingling with guests to eat anyway.

I didnt get to interact with her too much on my wedding day but i think there was some miscommunication about having water served on each table. She forgot to bring the water pitchers she said she would bring and would not pour water for the guests. The best man and groomsman had to go into town during the reception to buy water pitchers and to pour water for guests on the hot Vermont day. That was the only unfortunate incident involving our catering service.

We had 160 guests and served the meal buffet style to reduce on the servers needed. Catering also took up almost 1/3 of our wedding budget.
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