Great food, great servers, great chef. They were all very attentive to the guests and went a little above and beyond what their requirements were. I was able to buy my own table cloths for cheaper, and they used them. Any change I wanted, she had a new estimate ready for me in a day. I have nothing to complain about them!
Last night I had the best dream ever. It was my wedding day again. I couldn't be more bummed that it's over. All the hard work and planning definitely paid off. We had about 400 guests and all my dreams wouldn't have been possible without Caterman. They truly made my wedding what I wanted it to be. We worked w/ Erika and she was wonderful. From the first time I talked to her on the phone to seeing her at the event. We set up a tasting before deciding on a caterer and my mother is allergic to almost everything: wheat, eggs, dairy, certain greens, pork, and chicken. Basically anything that tastes good my mother is allergic to. So for our tasting they made her a special plate of food w/ everything she can eat. Then we had two site meetings to tour the facility. She was always on time and so easy to talk to. Everything I asked of her was performed w/o question and with a tone of "of course, it will be our pleasure" There was really nothing more I could ask for.
On the day of the event all the tables and drapery looked awesome and they even let my Aunt who was doing the centerpieces share their work space in back to prep. She even made some vegetarian plates for the few vegetarians we had and brought a special plate to my mother for her to eat. All of the wait staff that they hired was so nice and friendly. The food itself was awesome. We got three different passed Hors d'oeuvre: Chicken Pinewheel, Eggplant Bruschetta, and a Stuffed Mushroom. Everyone seemed to enjoy them all and they even brought us some on a plate to the head table to eat. For dinner we had a mixed green salad, roasted vegetables, tri-tip, salmon, and mashed potatoes. Everyone seemed to really enjoy their meals and the salmon was perfectly cooked.
The only bummer of the night I found out about later was one of our guests had a peanut allergy that they think was in the salad dressing. I let Erika know and she was very said and talked w/ their chef. There were notes in the order which I was told they are really good about following. I know mistakes happen and I'm very fortunate my guest was able to get the help he needed in time. Even despite this mishap I still love Caterman though and would use them for any of my future events.
From start to finish, all of the staff at Caterman Catering were exceptionally friendly and warm. My fiance and I received personal attention, and did not feel as though we were just another client.
The best part about Caterman Catering was their flexibility. When we told them that we were on a strict budget, they did their best to work within that and gave us tips as to how we could cut costs, never trying to talk us into something higher-priced. In the end, we ended up getting much more food, and much higher quality food than we ever thought we could afford! Their honesty and straightforwardness was very much appreciated.
My fiance and I are fans of tapioca milk tea, an Asian beverage popular in this area. We had the idea that serving tapioca milk tea at our wedding would be a unique and personal touch. Caterman said that they had never made this drink before, but that they would give it a try! So we did indeed have our beloved milk tea on our wedding day. It was quite good and made an impression on all the guests.
The servers who attended guests during the reception were professional, subtle and polite. Food never ran low and was elegantly presented.
The chairs, tables, and linens we rented were clean, in good condition, and elegant.
The only complaint I might have with Caterman was that occasionally our contact was difficult to get in touch with. Sometimes she seemed to be on vacation, sick, or out of the office for a few days at a time. This was somewhat worrisome at times. However, this was the exception rather than the rule.
I would definitely recommend Caterman to any bride-to-be!
It’s your special day. The moment you’ve been waiting for your whole life. Let Caterman help you plan the fairy tale wedding of your dreams. From your ceremony to the reception, Caterman has united countless couples, helped them celebrate with loved ones and create memories that will last a lifetime.
We understand that planning your wedding is not an easy task. To find someone that sees in your vision and is truly passionate in perfecting your special day is something we pride ourselves in. For over 20 years, Caterman has earned this trust with couples through our excellent quality service and complete customer satisfaction. We remove the stress and worry from planning your wedding and see it through to fruition.
Caterman starts the planning process by listening to you and your needs. We then align all the required services, vendors, and food to make your wedding day truly memorable. We have the knowledge and services to bring your wedding ideas to life.
Our wide array of vendor services include limo drivers, photographers, florists, balloons artists, DJ’s, MC’s, bartenders, and much more. The many different services we offer are sure to fit every couple’s need and budget.
The food selection at Caterman will undoubtedly satisfy your food needs as well as your taste buds. From appetizers to the dinner reception, our award winning chefs can craft the perfect menu for your wedding day. We use only the freshest ingredients in our dishes and assure that all of our creations are the best tasting food items that you will ever eat. We pay special attention in creating the dishes that will wow your guests and keep them talking for years to come.
Caterman takes pride in being the most professional, experienced and dedicated wedding planners in the Northern California Bay Area.
Contact us today at (408) 441-8719 for a free consultation on how we can make your wedding dreams come true. www.caterman.net