We picked Apropo Catering because they were on the recommended catering list at Friendship Park Conservatory. We actually met with most of the caterers on their list, in fact. We first talked to the manager of Apropo Catering. He catered to our needs and met with us on a weekend. Their hours are business hours monday through friday, but they were able to meet with us which we very much appreciated.
He continued to give us options of what was on their menu but talked to us about our theme and what we would ideally want for our wedding. They had catered to that. We had prime rib, tropical chicken, potatoes, rice, salad, fruit and our cake. We also had three appetizers - quiche, empanadas, and bruschetta.
We had a tasting as well with them. There was no cost. With other caterers there was a tasting cost. That was so much fun and we tried different options of food until we figured out which would be the most ideal for us.
All the time before the wedding reception, I kept in close contact with Paulette at Apropo. She was always very helpful, knowledgable, personable. If she did not know the answer, she would find out and contact me as soon as possible.
I found Apropo very easy to work with. For example, I stated I wanted some custom linens. They stated I could go with their linen company and see how other ones were. In addition, they were flexible about ordering my cake, as well as me ordering an additional cake from a different vendor.
The day of the reception I had no worries with them. They delivered on time. They set everything up perfectly. They dressed very professional.
The food was set up perfectly and most importantly, the food tasted delicious.
I am very happy that Apropo catered our reception. They were so easy to work with. Their food was amazing, and I can not say enough great things about them.
We primarily went with them because they were recommended by the Grove and were somewhat affordable (compared to others the Grove recommended). We only had appetizers and I was under the impression (from the wording in the contract) that they were passed, and they were definitely just in a tray over a candle thing. The spring rolls and mini quiches were good (nothing wonderful though), but the rest of the food, especially anything w/ meat in it, was very dry and just gross. I could've bought bulk frozen food from Costco that would've tasted better. The servers were also rude to my guests who asked if there were more items being put out after they ran out. (I believe one said "I'm not a waitress") Overall- the food was half of our total budget and defn not worth it. We also had way too much because they kept telling us that we weren't ordering enough for our number of guests so a bunch of food (and our money) ended up in the garbage.
Delicious food, quality service, what more can you ask for?!