Berkeley , CA


2533 Seventh St
Berkeley, CA US 94710 (map)




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That's what all our guests were saying weeks after our wedding at the Brazilian Room.
When we booked our wedding, our friend recommended Trumpetvine as a caterer because they had hired them in the past for a party at the B Room. We met Deborah at one of the Tuesday open houses and from the start we really enjoyed talking with her and hearing her ideas. But what sold us were the delicious curried shrimp that she brought. YUM!!!! When we met with Deborah to discuss all the details, she asked us what we liked and worked with us to design a menu that worked with our tastes, what was in season, and our budget. We told her we LOVED food and we wanted our guests to enjoy a delicious lunch that we would all remember and she delivered!
On the day of the wedding, her team showed up on time and took care of everything. They worked well with our day of coordinator and everything went as planned. Since our wedding was in the morning, we had planned a "cocktail brunch" before the ceremony with crab cakes, bacon wrapped dates, muffins, fruit, and our favorite curried shrimp. They had 90 minutes from opening the venue to when the guests arrived to setup tables and chairs and prep the food and they pulled it off seamlessly.
We held our luncheon after the ceremony and it included a buffet of pork tenderloin with sides of chutney and mustard sauces, salmon and leeks wrapped in phyllo dough, spinach/arugula salad, brussels sprouts, and roasted root vegetables. Everything was delicious but the star was the salmon! Our guests are still talking about the food three weeks after our wedding!
My husband and I highly recommend Deborah and her team and our looking forward to throwing another party just so we can have their delicious food again.
Services Used: Catering
We decided on this vendor due to the owner's professionalism, responsiveness, and a good tasting. However, our actual event was not up to industry standards and a disappointmen

We did not receive the cheese platter or the plantains we ordered for our event. I specified to the owner that cilantro is a NO food, so I was shocked and angry to see cilantro covering every single piece of chicken when it came time for dinner. My husband, who is a chef, believes that the cilantro was thrown on last minute to try to cover the gray color of the chicken, which happens when food sits in hot boxes for too long. We paid for an on-site chef, so I am not sure what that person was doing since the food was not prepared at our site which has a full kitchen. The food tasted nothing like our tasting. I only ate two bites of food at our wedding, which is a pity since we paid $6000.

The staff was in the kitchen most of the event; they were late in removing the chafer lids and they were nowhere near our dessert table when it came time to serve our guests. Two of our friends had to go to the kitchen to request forks for the dessert table so that our guests could eat, and our guests served themselves dessert, even though our contract specified differently. The staff did not set our dessert platters on the lifts properly, so our dessert fell on the floor, but once again, they were not available to assist us since they were in the kitchen. We were also charged for spoons and appetizer plates even though we didn't have either.

One staff member, an older lady, was particularly rude to some of our guests, including my Matron of Honor/sister and myself. She didn't care about service; she only cared about removing the linens so she could leave and letting my sister know that she was in the way.

We met with the owner after our event to discuss our disappointment. She refunded us $200 for the missing cheese platter and wished she would have been there for our event; us too.
Services Used: Catering
Great company! Very thoughtful menu considerations. She listened to what we wanted and developed an awesome menu. We wanted a less expensive alternative, and got an amazing buffet and ready-to-be-passed au'dourves. I would recommend Trumpet Vine again and again. We are hoping to use them for my friend's upcoming wedding this summer!
Services Used: Catering
I will start by saying that the food was delicious. However, the service we received was lousy. We instructed the catering manager that he would have to set up the reception hall with the tables and chairs the day before, because we would not be able to, due to the rehearsal and other responsibilities. Apparently he did not understand this because he showed up on Saturday (the day of the wedding reception) and the tables and chairs were not set up yet, so he had to hire extra staff at the last minute to help. Of course this was reflected on our bill. We were obviously very unhappy about this and told him this was unacceptable.
Services Used: Catering


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