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The Perfect Pear Catering Co

Jacksonville , FL
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LOCATION

3724 Southside Blvd
Jacksonville, FL US 32216 (map)

PHONE

904-270-2010

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ABOUT US

Fine food and hospitality is our business. We strive to make the role of host, gracious and effortless for you. Our goal is to make you the Star of your event, enhancing your hospitality... Read more
Fine food and hospitality is our business. We strive to make the role of host, gracious and effortless for you. Our goal is to make you the Star of your event, enhancing your hospitality and providing spectacular food and service for the pleasure of your guests.

We seek to make every event, from a wedding to a dinner party flawless! Whatever the occasion, whatever the style, from whimsical to elegant, rustic to classic, anniversary celebration to a children’s birthday party, our business is to make it special for you and your guests!


Anne Markstrome

Owner

The Perfect Pear Catering Co. Read less
Catering

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated
What bar services do you provide?
Open Bar
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Caribbean, Italian, Mediterranean, Southern, Southwestern
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
Absolutley that is one of the most important elements in the planning process! Please inquire about the details.
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
Yes on a limited basis - please inquire about details and samples.
If a bride decides to bring her own wedding cake, do you have a cake cutting fee? If yes, how much is the fee?
No we do not charge to cut or serve the cake.
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
No we cannot provide liquor for your event but please contact us about our bar packages.
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
No we do not charge a corkage fee.
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
We can assist you in renting nearly any item you will need for your event including tables, chairs, fine quality linens, china and tents from our extensive network of reputable vendors in the area. Please note that we do not up-charge on these items but instead provide this as a complimentary service to our clients to ensure everything runs smoothly the day of the event!
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
We provide all of the necessary professional wait staff, kitchen staff and bar staff for each event.
What is your maximum catering capacity?
300

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Pauline
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about the Perfect Pear, they were in fact just perfect! The food, the service, the staff,the owner all went above and beyond to make this an amazing experience. Our party was catered in our home and when they left our kitchen was spotless.I will use the Perfect Pear again in a second and will recommend them to everyone!
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Kristen
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
The Perfect Pear is the one and only company my husband and I had a food tasting at. After first bite, we knew that we wanted them to cater our dream wedding. The food is unbelievable and their staff is very professional. Anne was amazing to work with. (I think I texted her more than my husband the month before the wedding.) She was quick to respond and always made me feel at ease. If ever an issue, they are willing to work with you and make sure you are 100% satisfied. I totally recommend The Perfect Pear to any Bride and Groom for their big day. I know we look forward to working with them in the future.
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Andrea
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
They had the best food and service I have ever had at a wedding. I would recommend them to everyone.
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Krickett
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Where to even begin. Anne and the team at the Perfect Pear truly brought our vision to life. When we approached them initially about my fiance and I being former chef's ourselves and the impact we knew we wanted to food to have at our wedding...they accepted the challenge and delivered. They went above and beyond to create without a doubt the most amazing spread of food....our guests are still emailing and texting me about it! I would highly recommend them if you want every detail of your event/wedding to be perfect. They accommodated my food allergies as well as my guests, which was also a critical piece to our reception. The presentation and professionalism are unmatched! They are truly without a doubt the best catering company in Jacksonville and will honestly make sure that your special day is exactly as you wish it to be and more! Thanks Anne!
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Kathie
Wedding:
8/25/2013
5.0/5.0
I would HIGHLY recommend The Perfect Pear Catering Company to anyone seeking a tasting menu which will knock the socks of the guests. Their staff is highly professional, creative and courteous. They are one of the best caterers I've ever used in my life!!! I would use them again in a single heart-beat. Their pricing is very reasonable for what they offer and providing a tasting prior to the event is extremely helpful. We had not one problem the entire evening. It was a wonderful evening.
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Brooklyn
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Perfect Pear did an amazing job! Food was extremely good, staff was awesome and they were very accommodating with our every request! I planned a destination wedding from Atlanta and Perfect Pear made the food piece of it so easy!
Thanks!
Brook Dollar
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Meghan
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
We absolutely picked the best caterer in Jacksonville. We were beyond impressed with every aspect of Perfect Pears service and food.
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Rebecca
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
I would HIGHLY recommend The Perfect Pear Catering to anyone looking for exceptional food and service! I posted to their Facebook page, but, never did on here, so here we go...
Working with Rachel was extremely pleasant. She helped with every question I had, she must have modified my menu for me a few times and was always so polite about it! Any changes I wanted she worked with me to make them perfect!
We had our wedding at a beach house in St. Augustine Beach in May...HOLY HOT OUTSIDE, but, the staff was so professional and friendly, and the food...oh my the food was AMAZING!!!! Amazing is an understatement.
Being the bride you always get so sidetracked with everything you forget to eat, well, we had passed hors d'oeuvres and each of the girls made sure to find me personally and make sure I had some before they were gone....and they were gone quick!!
We had such a wonderful wedding day and the food and service from the Perfect Pear is still talked about by us and our guests! Everyone raved about how good it was!
We plan on having a baby shower soon and intend on having The Perfect Pear cater it!
I wouldn't go anywhere else for your event but with The Perfect Pear!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The food was leaps and bounds better than ordinary wedding food and we couldn't have been happier with the food or the service. A very sincere thank you to the Perfect Pair team for going beyond the call of duty in every way on our wedding day, from their extreme attentiveness to my groom, myself and all of our guests throughout the evening to a very helpful staff member who, on his own accord, assisted our friends and family in securing the reception tent walls during monsoon-type rains! Thank you so much for your generosity!!
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Kerri
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Perfect Pear just catered our wedding on 3/23/13--they were AMAZING!! The food was delicious and our guests have not stopped talking about how great everything was. I am so happy we decided to go with Perfect Pear--they went above and beyond to make sure our day was special. Everything was perfect..would absolutely recommend! Thank you Rachel! :)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rachel and her team were the best hands down! I would like to thank you and your staff for an exceptional job on food and presentation. Everyone is still talking and wishing they took some food home! The food was DELICIOUS! I was so worried about making sure that there would be enough food but it was more than enough. If we ever come back to Jacksonville for an event, you would definitely be 1st on the list as our caterer.

Thanks again :)
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Sandra
Wedding:
2/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Rachel, co-owner of The Perfect Pear is fantastic. Everyone couldn't rave enough about the food. My priest even commented that it's the best food he's ever had at a "banquet-type" event (that speaks volumes as this man has attended multitudes of special occasions). Rachel is professional, personable, prompt, available & willing to try new things. Enjoyed working with her.
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Amy
Wedding:
12/21/2012
5.0/5.0
The Perfect Pear team is absolutely the best. We had a small, intimate wedding in our backyard -- a small and challenging venue -- which Rachel and her team worked beautifully, given all the limitations. What's more, Rachel was 100% amazing with regard to helping us plan the flow of the entire event. She made suggestions that just made sense -- and highlighted details I would have surely overlooked. Her crew was super-friendly, helpful, and quick to respond to anything and everything the day required -- from guest questions, to refreshing plates of food, to restocking beverages. The food was perfectly delicious. Rachel was quick to gather a sense of what we needed and wanted in terms of look and feel -- then responded spot-on with the perfect breakfast/brunch menu -- including a lovely beverage bar and totally scrumptious brunch appetizers. We had some initial concerns about vegetarian menus -- and also the ability of a catering company to procure local, organic food. Whenever possible, they did what they could to accommodate us beautifully -- and we so appreciated all the vegetarian options -- which, in fact, were every bit as tasty as the meat-ful varieties. If you want a catering company with sharp instincts for style and detail -- plus a warm, friendly team -- and artful, delicious food -- do call the Perfect Pear.
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
12/16/2012
5.0/5.0
The food was amazing! We had so many compliments on it. It is really hard to find someone to cater a buffet with good food that is not dried out. We have been to a lot of weddings and nothing has come close to comparing to their menu. The staff was absolutely the best there is! They had everything all set up, helped with our cake, kept the food coming out, and the bartender made sure we always had a drink. I cannot thank them enough. Our day was absolutely perfect!
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julie
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
The Perfect Pear catered our rehearsal dinner in our home the night before our wedding. The staff is extremely professional and allowed us to enjoy our guests as they took care of everything else. They were very attentive and made sure courses were moving along in a timely fashion and even packaged left-overs and placed them in our refrigerator for us. The best part, the food was absolutely delicious, everybody loved it. We are very happy we chose The Perfect Pear to cater our rehearsal dinner, they really did exceed our expectations. We even used their chocolate coconut bark as wedding favors which our guests loved!
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Rachel and her team were AMAZING!!!!! They were going to be our wedding caterer but when we had to change the venue within days of the wedding they were very understanding when we could not find a location that would allow us to bring in a caterer. Rachel worked with us in the strange situation and we were able to use them for the Rehearsal Dinner. And thank goodness because I need some mac-n-cheese balls. I am obsessed with the mac-n-cheese balls they make and our guest are still talking about them a few months later. I often feel like a crazy person when I talk about them but really they are that good! As a self-proclaimed foodie i have had a lot of great food before and nothing comes close to these.
All of the other food was just as amazing and the presentation was beautiful!
We are so thankful to Rachel and the entire Perfect Pear staff for helping to turn a stressful situation into a wonderful experience. I can't wait until we need a caterer again because they will be the first people we call.
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kcaldow
Wedding:
5/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Rachel and her team at the Perfect Pear were excellent. I created a unique menu for my small wedding and they were more than happy to help me. They were always available when I needed them and answered my many questions promptly. They also arranged for my husband and I to attend a tasting the week before the wedding. The food was delicious!

The day of the ceremony, the crew arrived on time and were very professional. The presentation was amazing. The food was delicious. I am still hearing about how great the food was from my friends and family. I would definitely recommend the perfect pear for any occasion. They were very easy to work with and contributed to making my day perfect.
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/4/2012
5.0/5.0
My fiance and I are self proclaimed "foodies" and Rachael and Mike at Perfect Pear managed to exceed all of our expectations! They are very prompt in responding to any of my emails and phone calls. Working with them to create our reception menu was fun and stress-free. They offered us a tasting that included all of the appetizers and the courses we had selected and each one was better than the next! My guests were raving about the food and the service at the wedding! I cannot say enough great things about them. I highly reccommend Perfect Pear and I will definately use them again for holiday parties!
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Crystal
Wedding:
4/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Perfect Pear was fantastic. Rachel and her staff are absolutely wonderful and I cannot say enough great things about them. Their food is delicious, and they have a lot of menu options. If there is something you want them to make that isn't on their menu list, they can create it. If you have a certain vision, Rachel is also great at providing suggestions. The chef is extremely talented and not only is the food delicious, the presentation is beautiful and very current, which was one of the selling points to us. Our favorite menu items were the mac 'n' cheese bar, fried green tomatoes, and bacon wrapped shrimp. I was planning our wedding from out of town and Rachel was always prompt and responsive via phone and email and was happy to meet with us to make changes or ask questions. The staff was very professional and was very friendly at our wedding. They approached my groom and I a few times to make sure we had enough food and champagne, and we really appreciated that. Perfect Pear also works with a wonderful linen company and wonderful bartending service, which was very convenient for us. We also found Perfect Pear to be very affordable and they worked with us to give us the most variety and best menu for our budget. We highly recommend Perfect Pear!
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Heather
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Perfect Pear Catering rocked my wedding! My guests raved about the food! Everything was deliciously prepared and beautifully presented. Rachel is so easy to work with and she does her very best to make your event stress free. I would use them again in heartbeat and would highly recommend them to anyone.
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Barbara
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
The Perfect Pear is a very talented caterer as well as passionate about what they do. Their work ethic is commendable. There attention to detail was evident when Rachel noticed that the dinnerware was a bit spotted so she had her crew wash every piece until it sparkled brightly. The food was delectable, too. The service they rendered was top notch. The Perfect Pear left quite an impression on us and our guests.
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Sheri
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Can not say enough good things about this vendor!! Food was amazing and the staff were extremely professional. Rachel and her team were easy to work with and gave suggestions to help us come up with a menu in our budget. Multiple guests at our wedding took down the caterer's information to use for future events. Definitely would use them again for my next event!
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Jessica
Wedding:
3/23/2012
5.0/5.0
I'm literally without words to describe how much I love perfect pear. Rachel is so helpful and just made sure that everything was perfect. The team that worked the wedding was professional and wonderful. I cannot say enough how amazing the food is, and everyone LOVED it. They just worked everything out and were the one thing that we just didn't have to worry about on the day of. We love them so much and I would truly recommend them to all of my friends.
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JennB33
Wedding:
3/3/2012
5.0/5.0
The Perfect Pear's staff and services are truly beyond amazing! From the initial consultation to the day of, everything was smooth sailing. Even the last few days before the wedding, Rachel and Gwen, reassured us, offered encouraging words and helped in any way that they could.

The food - FABULOUS! Our guests raved about our appetizers, buffet and desserts! The staff even set aside a plate of appetizers for the bridal party to enjoy after we finished taking photos - so considerate! They take pride in their work and it shows!

I would reccommend the Perfect Pear for any event!
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Kelly
Wedding:
12/21/2011
5.0/5.0
I cant say enough about Perfect Pear catering. The food was wonderful. The chef that assisted at the event was very professional - all the guests enjoyed him very much. Working with this company made our wedding much easier. We were very pleased with the quality from start to finish.
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Nina
Wedding:
11/26/2011
5.0/5.0
I was very thrilled to have Rachel and her team cater both my fiance's 50th birthday party the night of Nov 25th and then my sit down dinner for my wedding on Nov 26th. It was a hectic week due to the Thanksgiving holidays and this was a destination wedding for us. The execution for both events were flawless. The food was amazing and Rachel was so easy to work with. Her husband actually became very ill the day of the wedding but she told him to stay home and take care of himself and she could handle the whole sit down dinner for a 114 people. And she did. It was the most beautiful, elegant, and extremely fun wedding ever. I will definitely would advise brides to invest in the Perfect Pear. They did a fantastic job.
thank you!
Nina and John Freer
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lizabet4
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
As a bride and foodie I would not hesitate to recommend Perfect Pear for another event. Not only were the owners extremely accessible and flexible, but the staff's expertise was incredible and our wedding menu was unforgettable. They worked within our budget and there were no hidden or extra charges or fees at any point in the planning process.

I cannot write enough positive compliments about Perfect Pear's impact on the success and joy of our event. Thank you for making our day so special!
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Summer Grant
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
I had a lot of compliments from the guests about the quality of the food. The staff was also very helpful in trying to get the to eat during all the festivities.
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Adriann
Wedding:
10/14/2011
5.0/5.0
If you want absolutely top quality and unique food and service for your wedding, you must go through the Perfect Pear Catering. The menu and flavor was out of this world and I had numerous remarks from guests about the fantastic food and how it was the best catered or reception food they had ever had. Rachel and the staff were so flexible and accomodating on every level from menu selections and changes, even down to the smallest details. The staff went above and beyond to provide exceptional service and we wanted for nothing. My parents, who are generally really hard to please, especially when it comes to something with a price tag, raved about the food and service. They plan to contact the Perfect Pear for future catering services. I personally think they are planning a party just so they can have the Perfect Pear's food creations again. One more thing: I planned my wedding from several states away and had no problem contacting or planning the catering, including the set up. This staff is professional, experienced and will only improve any event that you are having. If you don't go with the Perfect Pear, you are missing out on a unique, fabulous culinary experience. If you want to be guaranteed to impress your guests, the Perfect Pear must be your catering selection. Oh! The most important thing...the VALUE of the food and service is unparalleled.
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danielle
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
The food was great!! The staff is very nice and flexible. The presentation was much more than what we expected. YUM!
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Kelly
Wedding:
7/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Wonderful experience! Beautiful display of food. Thanks so much.
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Kelly
Wedding:
7/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Rachel at Perfect Pear caterering company prepared the food and drinks for our son and daughter-in-law's July 17th, 2011 wedding Open House/Reception celebration. Rachel was recommended to us for the event and after interviewing Rachel as well as another caterering company, we opted for Perfect Pear to caterer our event. Rachel patiently sat with our son and daughter-in-law to be and worked out a menu and drink/bar arrangement that they were very pleased with and was within our budget requirements. We found Rachel to be very professional and she did deliver beautifully upon all that we planned. But, perhaps most of all, the food she prepared was delicious and we received rave comments from many of the attending guests.
I would recommend Rachel and her company for any type of caterering event you might be considering. The day of the event, she arrived with her team of professionals and worked seamlessly throughout the event to make it a great success. Do yourself a favor and don't book anyone for caterering until you have spoken to Rachel. I know we were glad we did! Happy partying!
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Rachel
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
I hired The Perfect Pear Catering Company to cater my wedding at The Sanchez House in St. Augustine, Florida on May 28th, 2011. Rachel was great throughout the planning process. We were able to come up with a menu that we were excited about that also met our budget and the different preferences of our guests. On the day of the wedding, the staff arrived 2 hours prior to our reception, and got right to work setting up displays, buffets, centerpieces, the bar, and a cheese display. Everything looked wonderful, and there were so many details that we handn't even planned for, but were so delighted to see! When it came to the food - well, that is what they do best, and they came through with flying colors. Everyone says that you don't eat at your own wedding, but we had to! Everyone loved the food. The evening seemlessly flowed from passed appetizers, to dinner, to dessert and coffee. At the end of the night, everything was left as if they were never there, except for the delicious leftovers they carefully packed into to-go containers and left in the fridge, which we wasted no time eating, as soon as all of our guests departed. Needless to say, I couldn't be happier with my decision of hiring this company and will highly recommend them to anyone catering an event. Cheers!
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Betsey and Doug
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
On May 7, 2011, Perfect Pear catered our wedding dinner for 21 people at our vacation home in St. Augustine Beach, FL. Since we live in San Diego, all of our planning took place by phone and e-mail with Rachel. Rachel was always available, extremely responsive and really took the time to understand what kind of food would work best with our guests. The sample menu choices on the website were really helpful but Rachel was happy to customize and tailor the menu for our specific needs. On the day of our event,Mike(the co-owner) and Chase showed up on time, prepped the food and then laid out an exquisite presentation. Not only did it look beautiful, but the food made all of guests swoon with delight. Throughout the entire evening, our guests commented on how unique and delicious everything was from the bacon wrapped jalapenos, fried green tomato napoleon, artisan cheeses, to the Perfect Pear salad, chicken roulade, asparagus, new potato salad and cous cous. Every dish was fresh and used high quality ingredients and was served at the right temperature. Mike and Chase were a delight to be with and were friendly, gracious and extremely professional. There was so much food that we were able to give our local guests full meal leftovers which they greatly appreciated. Mike and Chase did a fantastic job of cleaning up after the dinner and brought ample storage containers for the leftovers. They even helped take some photos of our ceremony on the beach. Perfect Pear Catering exceeded our expectations(which were quite high since we had several "foodies" and amateur cooks in the group). The costs were quite reasonable for both the quantity and quality of the food and presentation. And the service was "priceless". We were thrilled with how it all turned out and would highly recommend Perfect Pear to anyone planning an event, large or small. Rachel and Mike take great pride in everything they do and the personal touch they brought made everything even more special.
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Delena
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Perfect Pear catered my daughter's wedding on Saturday. The night was a huge success and a large part of that was the food provided by Rachel and her team! The food was high-end restaurant quality and the service was immpeccable. Every comment about the wedding has started with how the food was so amazing. Thank you Rachel!
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Aja
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Excellent food and excellent service. We received many compliments on the catering.
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atorre
Wedding:
4/9/2011
5.0/5.0
We hired Rachel and her team for our St Augustine Wedding at the Sanchez House on April 9, 2011. We wanted the food to be a major focal point of the evening and Perfect Pear did not disappoint. We had a tasting prior to the wedding and we were dazzled to say the least. The entrees were prepared with a stunning presentation and my hubby was in love with the hors d oeuvres! Each bite was like a festival in your mouth! We were very impressed. Rachel was lovely and worked with me every step of the way to make everything perfect. The day of was very hectic and I did not get a chance to really enjoy the hors de oeuvres, which was expected, as we were taking photographs while cocktail hour was happening. But, I became flustered over some napkins that did not arrive and the staff was right there with a steaming hot plate of Perfect Pear pizzette, which was my favorite, making me smile and melting away my tension. All of our guests raved at the food and were very impressed. There were a few very minor things I had assumed would be a little different, but all in all we are so happy to have hired The Perfect Pear; their talent is immense! We would hire them if we had to do it all over again. I wish I could eat some of their delicious food right now... Thank you Rachel and Perfect Pear!
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barbarastew
Wedding:
2/20/2011
5.0/5.0
If I could describe the Perfect Pear Catering Company in just one word it would be "FLAWLESS", but that is not enough to describe them. The Perfect Pear Catering Company was with no doubt the best catering company we could ever hire in Jacksonville! We were so happy with their services. Everything was wonderful! All my guests were so happy with the food quality and staff! During the wedding reception and even days after our wedding I still received compliments about the caterer we chose! We couldn't be happier about our choice and we are definitely considering hiring them again in the future for anniversaries, family reunions and other events!
I would recommend the Perfect Pear Catering Co to everybody that wants to have a classy, elegant and high quality event!
The Perfect Pear is hands down the best catering company in Jacksonville! Their staff is so professional and nice and the food presentation was impeccable!
I would like to express special appreciation to Rachel Deremer! She was so sweet and definitely a 5-star professional (I would give a 10-star if I could)
Thank you so much Perfect Pear!
Services Used: Catering
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Erica
Wedding:
10/29/2010
5.0/5.0
The food was wonderful and the presentation was beautiful. They offer a very wide range of menu choices and were so easy to work with and dependable. There experience with wedding catering really shows. Thank you Perfect Pear!
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The Nevsetas
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Food was excellent! Our guests kept complimenting on how great the food was. Everyone said it was the best wedding food they ever had. Thanks Perfect Pear!
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christinalau
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Rachel and Michael are wonderful to work with – They are so accommodating and willing to work with us to create a perfect menu for foodies!

The guests are raving about the food the next day and many of them have commented that they had the best food of all the weddings they have been do. My parents have some dietary restrictions and Rachel made sure they are taken care of.

Their excellent service did not end with the wedding – A week after the wedding, we discovered we are missing four magnum bottles of top shelf liquor. Rachel called her staff and the bartenders to ask around in an attempt to help us recover them!

We will definitely return to Perfect Pear Catering if we ever needed to cater for a private party and highly recommend them to our friends and family.
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Kristin
Wedding:
4/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Perfect Pear Catering was one of the best experiences about my wedding. Everyone we worked with were very responsive, polite, and professional. Any questions I had before the wedding were promtly answered & Rachel was wonderful to work with.

The food itself was DELICIOUS - all my guest raved about how great it was, I loved everything we had!!!
Services Used: Catering
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JSilva
Wedding:
4/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Amazing!!!!
Thank you so much to the wonderful staff at The Perfect Pear Catering Co.
Great food, beautiful displays, professional staff, and the sliders!!!! We are still talking about how good they were.
Our wedding was Perfect thanks to you!
Services Used: Catering
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Jessie
Wedding:
3/27/2010
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough great things about Rachel, Chef Mike and their staff. As someone who works in the catering and event business finding a Caterer with both great food and presentation was something that was very important to me. Their food, their presentations, their personalities are what make them! Perfect Pear is the GO TO catering company! My friends and family could not stop raving about the quality of the food and were impressed with the creativity of the menu & set up. I did heavy hors d'oeuvres and stations (something my northern italian family was NOT used to) and they could not get over it! While EVERYTHING was to die for, our guests could not get enough of the Risotto and Lamb Chops. Thanks again for everything YOU made the event!
Services Used: Catering
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jcuetos
Wedding:
12/26/2009
5.0/5.0
I could not have been happier with Perfect Pear! They catered our Wedding and found ways to meet all of our special requests...not only that they exceeded our expectations! The food was fantastic and the presentation very impressive, I received so many compliments on the creativity that Rachel provided in her presentation as well as the originality of the menu items. Thank you so much - I could not have asked for more!
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kboyettdesign
Wedding:
10/18/2009
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have asked for a better catering company to work with for our wedding. Rachel is just a joy to work with. We had some last minute special requests that were taken care of immediately and with ease. Their presentation skills are incredible. I'm a detailed person, and they thought of details that I didn't even express for them to take care of. The food was fantastic! Our day was beautiful thanks to the Perfect Pear.
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Terry
Wedding:
10/4/2009
5.0/5.0
Rachel has a wonderful personality & is very thoughtful. Great food & the presentation was fabulous. You won't be disappointed.
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Mrs. Menefee
Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
Racheal owner of The Perfect Pear Catering Co, had the most outstanding customer service and most of all GOOD FOOD! Very willing to work to make sure that everything is "PERFECT". Highly reccomended. Over the top, words can describe how awesome it was!
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Erin
Wedding:
11/15/2008
5.0/5.0
The Perfect Pear was the perfect match for my husband and me - they were exceptionally responsive, reasonably-priced, and fun to work with. Once I started working with Rachel, I never worried another minute about the menu or rentals. I loved working with the Perfect Pear - Rachel's typical response time on emails was about 30 minutes! The presentation and food itself were both amazing, and the service was impeccable. Thanks for making our wedding such a memorable event!!
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clark4582
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
The Perfect Pear was amazing, yummy and very easy to work with! I would use them again!
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
After the wedding, all my guests commented on how fabulous the food was and it was the best they have ever had at a wedding. All the attendees were extremely kind and helpful...I have no complaints!
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Kaz
Wedding:
6/23/2012
4.9/5.0
I am a big foodie and quite particular in my tastes, so when arranging my wedding one of the must haves for me was to have fresh, high quality, healthy and of course mouth watering, delicious food. I had previously attended a small party catered by The Perfect Pear and I really liked their food and service, and after doing a LOT of research on what was available in Jacksonville, I decided to go with them. I was not disappointed. I think nearly half of my guests commented to me that evening that it was the best food that they've ever had at a wedding, and I totally agree. Win! Not only was the food great, the staff were very professional and friendly to all of my guests, they even brought some hors d'oeuvres down to the beach while we were getting photos taken and also put some aside for my husband and myself. They were very detail oriented and the market and dessert displays looked beautiful. They also cleaned up everything so well that it looked almost as if no one had been in the kitchen. Having a tasting was great, and it gave us a lot of confidence that we made the right choice. They were very flexible with the menu and also very affordable. I can honestly say if you are having a party, wedding, whatever, and you want to have amazing food while impressing your guests without breaking the bank, you should look no further than The Perfect Pair.

Thanks to the Perfect Pair for adding to our perfect wedding!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
I can not say enough about Rachel, Danielle, and the entire staff from Perfect Pear Catering! From the very beginning they were extremely professional and easy to work with. I must have changed my menu at least a dozen times and they were so easy going through it all. They worked with me to stay in my budget and still I had everything I wanted! Danielle was extremely responsive the entire time. On the wedding day everything was PERFECT! I received so many compliments not only on the food, but the presentation and the staff as well. The servers at our reception were so helpful and made our guests feel very comfortable. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for making my wedding everything I could have hoped for and more!
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kay berquist
Wedding:
10/16/2010
4.9/5.0
I can't say enough for this outstanding catering company! I strongly suggest that you do a tasting prior to the event.....the food is unusual and delicious. We found Rachel to be helpful and responsive to our thoughts and desires. The staff that came to set-up and serve were professional but warm and fun to have in our home. I feel the value for cost is extremely high....our guests very much enjoyed the outstanding choices and the variety. We planned for 87 guests and our event was in our home. No worries if you choose this fabulous caterer.
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canarian
Wedding:
12/11/2009
4.9/5.0
We had a small snafu with the amount of food. About half of our wedding guests did not receive the entree. There wasn't much the caterer could do about it during the event, which was my only (minor) complaint about the flexibility. However, the service was phenomenal and the food was amazing! Also, Rachel contacted us promptly to discuss the issue with us and refunded us for the food we did not receive. If it weren't for that minor problem, I would give Perfect Pear 5/5 and I definitely recommend them for any event! The food tasted wonderful and they were more than willing to work within our budget. The displays were gorgeous, and the service was better than we expected.
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Keillie
Wedding:
4/27/2013
4.8/5.0
I can't say enough about this company. First of all, the food......we are "foodies", and very discriminating about what we fed our guests. Well, everyone was raving. The Pork Roulade was heavenly, the signature salad, to die for. Short Ribs were also a big hit. But even as great as the food was, the service on the day of our wedding was above and beyond all expectations. Bethany was at my side as the bride every few minutes, bringing me appetizers during pictures, drinks, and even a bit of something sweet when I felt a little faint. When I was nervous, she said exactly what I needed to hear. She became an instant family member that night. Above that, when my bar service ran out of ice, and refused to go get more.......Perfect Pear stepped up and went and bought the ice. Unbelievable. To be perfectly honest in this review, I must say the only thing I found slightly under par was their responsiveness to phone calls leading up to the wedding. There was more than one occasion where I needed to talk to someone and it would be a few days before I could get someone to respond. If they can work that out, they would be top notch. In spite of that one thing,.....I would hire them for any other event hands down. Wouldn't even consider anyone else!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/5/2013
4.8/5.0
Perfect Pear Catering did our reception on April 5th. The presentation of the food was excellent. I had a beach themed wedding and the food was presented in a way to march my overall wedding decor. We also received many compliments on the food, specifically the pecan encrusted fish. The severs were on their toes severing appetizers and ensuring the guests were well taken care of. Overall, it was an excellent experience! I would recommend Perfect Pear catering for your special event.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/7/2012
4.8/5.0
Rachel and her team were absolutely fabulous. From the prompt answering of emails, to the tasting, to the actual wedding day - everything was great. Food was amazing, we had a brunch wedding - and everyone raved about the food, especially the baked brie and mango chicken salad. The staff was willing to work with my specific wedding decor and assured that their presentation was accommodating. We also used their bar-tending service, which was also excellent. I would definitely recommend The Perfect Pear to others, and will be using them for my catering needs in the future!
Services Used: Catering
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Amanda
Wedding:
4/14/2012
4.8/5.0
Their spreads for cocktail hour were beautiful. The food was very delicious and I believed they were reasonably priced. I would use them again if I ever needed them and would definitely recommend them.
Services Used: Catering
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alicatdale
Wedding:
10/15/2010
4.8/5.0
On our wedding day, the staff was very friendly and professional. The set-up was beautiful. The appetizers, dinner, and dessert was delicious and presented beautifully and definitely made an impression. I recommend The Perfect Pear Catering Company for your event.
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Marcella
Wedding:
6/28/2009
4.8/5.0
Rachel's attention to detail, presentation and delightlful seasonal menu choices combined with the top notch taste was unsurpassed by any other caterer I had considered. Combine all of these factors with the great value for everything The Perfect Pear included for my daughter's wedding, made the thought of using any other a moot point.

My duaghter and I sampled the menu choices of two other caterers, but none were close to comparision--an exceptional choice for any event that warrants the need of employing a caterer. Five stars by not only my daughter and I, but the guests would concur too.
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John
Wedding:
11/23/2010
4.6/5.0
My wife and her mother did all the planning but everyone kept complimenting how good the food was. It definitely made the reception!
Services Used: Catering
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Amanda
Wedding:
3/24/2012
4.5/5.0
Rachel and the whole team at Perfect Pear - especially Gwen - helped make my wedding perfect! From our custom menu of Southern Chic to the professional service displayed at the wedding itself, they really did an excellent job! We've had so many guests say that it was the BEST wedding food they have EVER had! Perfect Pear will not disappoint, they will exceed your expectations to help make your vision perfection!
- Amanda and Adam King, March 24, 2012
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/4/2009
4.5/5.0
Perfect Pear created a wonderful custom menu for our wedding, and the food was delicious! We also had a fairly complicated set-up having the ceremony and reception in the same place, but the team did a great job pulling everything together.
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Lynne
Wedding:
5/16/2009
0.7/5.0
The caterer's service was unacceptable. Our contract specified that we would have 7 servers. Yet, while the main course was being served, only 2 servers were on the floor. The dinners were served randomly amongst tables, rather than fully serving one table at atime causing the guests to have to wait sometimes for 15 minutes until everyone was served. The caterer claimed that each server had 3 tables, yet we only saw the same 2 servers serving all of the tables.
The food was scarce, only 4 spears of asperagus, one 2" x 2" crumb of bread per person, and several of the filet mignon's were the size of a tablespoon. At the end of the night, the caterer dumped the leftover cake like garbage into a cake box and handed it to the groom's mother. The final bill showed inconsistancies in prices previously quoted to us in the estimate. The caterer had just 1 1/2 month's ealier tried to bill us for the rental of 15 silver bread baskets and 6 silver pitchers for around $300. We said we didn't want them. When I asked for the caterer to send me a copy of the china and linen rental bill after the wedding, the silver baskets and pitcher were still on the bill, but the rental cost was only $84. It seems like the caterer was trying to drive up the bill just before the wedding. I would not recommend this caterer.
Services Used: Catering
The Perfect Pear Catering Co responded with the following comments:

The Perfect Pear Catering Company has been working with the Better Business Bureau (an impartial third party) to resolve the issues presented by Lynne for the better part of two months. After hours of work gathering materials to counter each of Lynne's complaints the Better Business Bureau decided in favor of The Perfect Pear Catering Company stating "The Perfect Pear Catering Company has provided sufficent proof that they did in fact satisfy all of the requirements listed in the signed contract with Lynne Horst. We find no reason to continue this case further. The case is now closed and The Perfect Pear Catering Company is currently in good standing with the Better Business Bureau Northeast Chapter".
As the owner of The Perfect Pear Catering Company I consider guest satisfaction to be of utmost importance and is not something that is taken lightly or ignored by myself or my staff! I am very upset with Lynne's allegations and have worked diligently with the Northeast Chapter of the Better Business Bureau to resolve this issue with Mrs. Horst. In response to Lynne's claims I can only say that I am certain that myself and my staff did everything in our power to ensure that Mrs. Horst and her guests were provided with delicious food and exceptional service as is our standard on each and every event we produce! I am truely sorry if Mrs. Horst did not see it this way...
In closing I would like to provide a quote from a letter of recommedation that I received from the Grooms father shortly after this event took place...
"The Perfect Pear Catering Company�s ability and professionalism was evident through out the wedding day. Although time lines were planned delays were encountered due to the travel distance between the Church and reception venue, and post ceremony pictures required by the photographer. The caterer masterfully managed the delays ensuring the hors d�oeuvres were continually offered during the extended delays, yet the main course was promptly served on demand, with out diminishment. [I] heard no negative comments concerning any of the dishes including the vegetarian option. Although invitees were asked in advance to choose their dinner, it seemed apparent that the caterer was willing to adjust within reason to people making last minute change requests.The Perfect Pear Catering Company�s professionalism, approachability, and flexibility are of the highest quality and I most heartedly recommend them for any event, but most notably weddings.
~Mr. Gerald A. Canavan
June 14, 2009

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