Cynthia Brooks Distinctive Catering
We did not seek out Cynthia Brooks Catering for our wedding but rather were required to use them due to our selection of Middle Ranch Lodge for our wedding venue. (They are the only caterer that you can use.)
We were not eager to select their menu, although it looked delicious, because were did not want to do typical "wedding food."
We approached them about serving a Mediterranean menu and, to our surprise, they were eager and accommodating to our request! Not only did they embrace our menu, the result was great! Our guests really enjoyed the simple beef and chicken kabobs, basmati rice and roasted veggies. This was perfect for a hot summer wedding.
Overall, our experience was enjoyable. The only downside was an error in the beginning where we were mis-quoted for the price of our menu. They compromised with us and made us happy so, as far as customer service goes, we were happy. The whole experience was a positive one and we were very happy with...
I absolutely LOVE working with the Cynthia Brooks Catering team. They are so professional, great to work with, and provide the best customer service possible. Their food is top notch and I personally love everyone who works there!
Cynthia Brooks Catering was the best! I don't know what the other reviewer is talking about! They were so helpful and understanding with my arrangements. I ended up having a smaller guest list than I expected and they kindly worked with me to get the price lower. Also, I did not have a wedding planner or coordinator so the catering manager stepped up and took over the role. She went so far above and beyond what was expected of her. And to top it off the food was outstanding! I would highly recommend them!
Overall decent food. My wedding turned out extremely well at middle ranch. Cynthia is the exclusive cater for the venue,so there is not a choice to use a different caterer. We ordered the fresh fruit platter and mexican combo for appetizers, which were a hit and nothing left over. The salad was a mix green with feta cheese, cranberries and candied walnuts. Delicious! For dinner people had a choice of steak, fish or vegeterian. For the most part everyone enjoyed the food, the steak was a little to bloody for some of my guest so some people did have to send it back. Also we had called in and give the count of How many fish, steak, vegeterian and kids meal at each table, and the servers were still having problems getting the order out. The bartender was amazing!!! There was never a long wait, she was very quick on her feet, knowledgable, and friendly.
As far a the Administrative office they will nickle and dime you over everything! I would not use this cater again, and it is ashamed that they are an exclusive cater to such a great place. They told me I had called in an order an additonal meal which I did not, and they wanted me to pay open bar for the Teenagers who were at my wedding and ordering an adult meal. Unless they are the exclusive cater to a place I would steer clear of this company.
Vendor response to review
Our goal has always been to have customers conclude the relationship with great praises and recommendations for our services. We are disappointed in Deja’s review and regret that Deja feels mistreated in any way. Unfortunately her final guaranteed guest count and number of guests who attended for dinner varied. Our contract requires you to pay for the guest count guaranteed rather than the number of guests who arrive at the event. As disappointing as this was to Deja, our policy and standard industry practice is you pay for what you ordered.
All prices and terms are published and given to any prospective client prior to booking at Middle Ranch. To suggest we nickel and dime our clients is a complete misrepresentation of our services as our clients know going in what the charges will be.
The wedding and reception was very successful. We received numerous compliments from attending guests. Having been in business for 25years we know how important your life celebrations are, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
We had appetizers before the ceremony, appetizers after the ceremony, two dishes served as a sit-down dinner, full bar, wine. . .the works. Cynthia Brooks Catering did a fantastic job. . .the food was hot and delicious and we still have people tell us how good the food was over a year later!
Cynthia and her team were the perfect blend of friendly, professional, accommodating, honest, and delicious. Our wedding and reception were outdoors, which could have posed to be a problem. But not for Cynthia, everything went so smooth and we got a lot of compliments on the cuisine. If nothing else, order the salmon. We ordered 2 large whole salmons, which was covered in scales made of cucumbers, not only did people rave about it, they took pictures of it. (We didn't get a chance to taste it, cause it went so fast!) From the start, Cynthia made us feel at ease and told us not to think twice about changing around the menu as many times as we liked, and she really did have a lot of good insight for all our questions. Highly recommend. Oh and they had a fresh pasta bar where they cook your pasta on the spot. How can you not like that!
I would not recommend using Cynthia Brooks catering. Unfortunately, she was the only choice to use at my wedding venue, and I loved my venue. Cynthia herself is rude. She is not flexible at all. We had a lot of difficulty working with her before the wedding. Things we wanted to add she either would not do, or wanted to overcharge for.
At the wedding, the wrong meat was served, and it was served completely overdone. She never served our dessert, which is supposed to be included in her fee. Also, we ordered drinks for our ceremony and her staff was alte setting it up.
Unless you HAVE to use her company, do not.
I have to thank everyone who worked on and at our wedding. You were wonderful! Our guests raved about the food. I found the servers to be polite, friendly, cheerful and efficient and it was an absolute pleasure to have our wedding at Middle Ranch
Burt & I wanted to thank you for helping to make Mary's day wonderful. With only one daughter, there is only one chance to have a perfect time and we had it.
Your staff wast most gracious, efficient and accommodating. We received a huge number of compliments on the food from our guests.
WOW! What a wonderful job! We couldn't have asked for better food, better service nor nicer people!! We want to thank you for all your special help, advice, considerations and service with which you showered us with! the food was better than ever imagined! The service was wonderful! You received many compliments throughout the day by many of the guests. Thank you again for helping to create a brides' fairytale wedding.
We just wanted to thank you for making our wedding reception even more beautiful and special by the wonderful service and amazing food. We received so many compliments on the food and your friendly staff! We will highly recommend your services and keep your business card on file for future celebrations. Please feel free to have any potential clients contact us for a recommendation. Thank you again!
Thank you so much for the fantastic food arranged so artfully at our reception! Really, it was all so beautiful and you made it all sool so effortless. Thank you also for your guidance and advice in the weeks leading up to the wedding. Know that we will gladly recommend you to friends and acquaintances in search of a caterer!
We just wanted to thank you for the extraordinary food and service that you provided for our wedding reception at Middle Ranch. Our guests were raving about the hors d'eouvres when we arrived, and we have received many compliments about the menu since returning from our honeymoon.
Your staff were extremely attentive and professional and completely allowed us to enjoy ourselves.
Thank you again for helping make our wedding reception a wonderful and memorable occasion.
Geoff and I would like to thank yu for the wonderful food and service at our wedding at Middle Ranch Lodge. We really appreciate the staff's professionalism and friendliness.
Just wanted to thank you for a wonderful spread for my son's rehearsal dinner. It was just what he wanted! As usual, you were perfect in all areas. Your staff was great, on time, great set-up and display, outstanding clean-up. I couldn't have asked for more.
Thanks again for everything.
Thank you very much for all the wonderful food. Everyone ranted and raved about how delicious everything was. I look forward to using you again.
We appreciated everything you and your crew did to make our wedding reception such a memorable and wonderful time. You made sure everything was perfect and the food was fabulous! Our friends and family are still raving.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
We offer a large assortment of food choices allowing you to customize your menu to meet your culinary taste. A diverse selection of menus with worldwide influences is offered. You can enjoy appetizers with an American or European –Continentals flavors. Our entrees include a wide variety of seafood, poultry, beef & vegetarian dishes. In addition, we offer menus for more casual parties such barbecues, Cajun feasts, luaus or tailgate parties.
Call our office or e-mail us with your mailing address to request an extensive and complete menu package.