Food For Thought Catering
We had an amazing experience with Food for Thought catering! The staff was absolutely awesome and went above and beyond for us at every step! The food was unlike anything we ever tasted, it was fresh, tasty, and colorful! We continue to get compliments on our out of this world menu we had at our big day!! We thank the wonderful staff for giving our guests and us a great experience with Food for Thought! We will continue to recommend you to anyone looking for a caterer in the Lancaster area!
Professional, elegant,local and fresh, exceptional staff...5 STARS!
Gina makes sure every detail is perfect! The food is always delicious! People are still talking about how good it was. staff is always professional, and they make sure not only the bride and groom, but each and every guest gets what they need. My guests got a little rowdy and FFTC was very patient and were so amazing even though the party went longer and got crazier than planned. Very flexible and helpful beyond catering issues that came up. Gina will always go the extra mile to satisfy any special requests. She also has relationships with rental vendors and can get discounts and offer expertise with buying alcohol, renting china, glassware, anything, she always has an answer and knows how many. we didn't run out of any beer, glasses, or napkins. Everything was personal, great communication with other vendors, and amazing food that cant be matched. Even the leftovers made my mouth water! All food is local and grown with integrity, and the flavors in the recipes will pleasantly surprise guests, its not bland wedding menu food!
Gina has provided catering services for our family and business events for the last 7 years. She recently handled a 300 person funeral reception with 2 days notice, and has done luncheons and dinners and even an outdoor wedding in the middle of a raging hurricane (!)with the same flair and quality that we would expect from a Philly or NYC caterer. Two large thumbs UP for her preparation, her attention to quality and detail, and the high positive energy she brings to her work.
Most importantly is her passion for customer service. The day of each of our events, Gina always introduces the staff to our family and gives everyone a sense of personal touch which makes so much of a difference. At every single event we have hosted, guests have asked us for Gina's name and number. I could not recommend her any more highly than we...
I have had the pleasure to use Food for Thought Catering for the last year to cater our business lunches, as well as our company Christmas party. Gina has catered seventeen exceptional events for Stoner Inc. Gina's attention to detail has been impeccable. Her knowledge of food and the catering business has been a blessing for our events! Gina's service, as well as the service from all her staff has always been remarkable. They have always been willing to go the extra mile to make sure everything runs smoothly and perfectly, without concern on my part. Finaly, and most importantly, their food has always been authentic, fresh and prepared without ANY issues. It does not matter if we are having grilled steaks, Itailian, Asian, Mexican or a Greek meal. It has always been wonderful and authentic. FFTC has only ever used fresh ingredients, which they have even prepared on site, which has made all the difference in the quality of their food. I have felt very previliged to work with such a professional group of people. Their service to our events has allowed me to shine as an event planner for my company. THANKS GINA & FFTC!!!!!
Gina and Food for Thought Catering made my wedding day and the planning process perfect! I honestly would not change a thing. We wanted a gluten free, Mexican menu for 250 people and that's exactly what we got. I still have people calling me to say that it was the best wedding reception food they have ever had. Not only that but Gina took all of the headaches away for my mom and I. We truly enjoyed the day and the process leading up to it because of Gina's efforts! I just can't say enough good things... It was the most important day of my life and was perfect!!
Food for Thought Catering service was the best for our Daughter's wedding. Gina was so helpful in giving us ideas for the menu and working within our budget. She met several times with us to make decisions for the reception. We really enjoyed working with her and the food was outstanding and excellent! Her catering staff did a wonderful job on the day of the wedding and the presentation of food was gorgeous! Everyone complimented us on the food and we even got to take the leftovers home.
Food for thought Catering catered my parents 50th anniversary party. I had never planned an event before and I was on a limited budget. The owner spent a lot of time with me working out a menu I could afford and the food was phenomenal! Everything was so fresh and delicious and the staff was wonderful and took all the worry off of me. They not only did their jobs professionally, but they went over and above with the guests, set up and clean up. Our guests loved the food and the experience was flawless. I highly recommend this company for any size event.
On July 23, 2011, we had the honor of having Food For Thought Catering as a part of our daughter’s wedding reception at Lime Spring Farm in Lancaster, P.A. From our first meeting with Gina, she focused on sharing ideas and worked to understand the type of reception Mollie wanted to create. We were able to communicate our desire to have a beautiful, elegant wedding that included very specific food and bar selections. Beginning that day and every day thereafter, Gina treated us like family.
Gina’s years of event planning experience is invaluable. Her approach is to understand the entire event in order to provide the best plan for your reception. Gina created an amazing menu with a unique presentation of the food that truly reflected the passion she has for her business and the clients she serves. Mollie wanted the food to reflect her southern heritage and the bountiful harvest of the Lancaster region. She also wanted the food service to include beautiful displays and professional service. Gina and her staff exceeded our expectations in every way.
So many of our guests commented on the wonderful freshness, quality and presentation of the food! Family and friends were thrilled with the fried chicken and variety of food items at our Southern Station. The Southern Station was only one part of the extensive menu designed specifically for us. From the unique hors d’oeuvres and variety of selections on the stations to the special setup for the main bar, this event was designed specifically for us.
The entire staff was wonderful all evening and took care of every guest's needs. They were hard working, friendly, and professional. Gina works very hard at coordinating her staff and addresses all of the unique aspects of the venue. Everyone works as a team and no detail is left unattended. The staff operates effectively because of Gina’s leadership and their respect for her ability to run a flawless event.
A wedding is a special time for family and friends. Gina and the Food For Thought Catering staff are special people who don’t just work for you that day but become a part of the memories of a lifetime. We are forever grateful for the love and care they gave Mollie and Mark, our family and friends in creating such a beautiful day.
Gina's company Food for Thought went way above and beyond our expectation for our wedding reception. I had a vision of how I wanted our night to be-intimate, elegant, and Italian. Gina brought those ideas to life. Our meal was served family style-and true to form with Italian families there was more than enough food to go around. The food was delicious-chicken parm, roasted peppers and sausage, pasta in a lemon herb garlic olive oil sauce! The presentation was stunning. By the end of the night we heard from almost all of our guests it was the best "wedding" food they have ever had.
Besides being a fantastic chef, Gina was amazing to work with. By the end of our meetings, menu planning, and replanning-it felt like we were working with a friend. Gina was able to work within our budget and made the planning much easier with many helpful suggestions from the bar to the linens and everything in between.
The Food for Thought staff were equally amazing and attentive to my family and friends. Gina's head baker even went as far as to create chocolate cannolis-which is a family favorite to meet our wants.
I cannot say enough good things about our experience working with Food for Thought catering. Every last detail was perfect.
When my son and daughter-in-law were planning their reception, they kept saying how easy and stress free it was working with Food for Thought Catering. They felt Gina took the extra step to try to meet all their needs, as well as their wants and helped them stay within their budget. The night of the reception, everything they wanted was executed just as they requested. The Ballroom looked absolutely beautiful and the food was delicious, prepared perfectly and served hot.There were plenty of appitizers and dinner for all. The staff did not miss a beat. Right there if you needed anything and did it all with a smile. Nothing was too much to ask. What struck me personally was when Gina made it a point to introduce herself to my husband and I and to let us know what a pleasure it was dealing with our son and daughter-in-law. Everything about that day was so special and Food for Thought make it so wonderful and personal.
I'd have to say that I am Gina Diambrosio and Food for Thoughts BIGGEST fan! The proof is in the pudding and I will prove it! FFTC is MY first choice caterer for family events and even a short trip to the beach! More importantly, I am the Banquet Manager/Wedding coordinator at Legacy Ballroom and I chose Gina as my FIRST CHOICE CATERER for the ballroom. I did this because the quality of service and passion that Gina puts into every event she caters is just simply exemplary! What I tell my brides about Gina is this..." you will feel like you are her only bride for the year!" "It is all about you as a couple...and what you love and don't love and what YOU are all about!" "Gina goes over and above the call of duty and becomes friends with her clients." For Gina, it's not all about the money but more about her wanting to cook for people to make them happy and make all of their wishes and dreams come true. Her food is all created from the finest ingredients. Her produce is local and fresh. Just reading her menu will stir up your appetite! I have walked by guests at weddings having conversations about her food saying..."oh my gosh, I have NEVER had such good food at a wedding!" As that may be more than true...what they don't realize is what a pleasure it was to work with Gina from the first meeting to tasting that incredible food at that wedding. What they will also never know is that Gina has given her clients an education on what things cost, helping them to make the best decison for their budget needs. From a "work" standpoint, I have never seen a caterer lead her team of professional servers like she does. Her servers are the BEST group of people. They are dedicated, passionate and professional. Gina also works with the vendors (DJ's, photographers etc...)to make sure everyone is on the same page...working together to make for a seamless event! FFTC has been my preferred caterer for 3 years and in that period of time with all of the events Gina has catered I have NEVER seen anything go wrong! So hopefully you have gotten the drift that it would be the smartest move you'll make to book Food for Thought Catering for your next event! I guarantee, you will have hired a caterer for every future event you will ever host!
We had a wonderful experience! "Food For Thought" provided a luncheon for the Mary Hoyer Doll Company. From beginning to end the event was perfect. The food was delicious and the presentation was exceptional.
We had the pleasure and honor of having Gina cater our daughter's wedding reception at the Legacy Ballroom. Gina is the preferred caterer at the Legacy, although we were free to use any caterer we chose. Our guests were overwhelmed by the quality of the food. Everything was tasty, hot, and wonderfully seasoned. Gina's presentation of the food tables was the best I have ever seen. Her staff was wonderful all evening, butlering and catering to every guest's need. They were pleasant, friendly, and genuinely enjoyed our guests. I cannot say enough about Gina and her staff at Food for Thought catering, and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a caterer beyond the ordinary!
The wedding was held outside at my parents residence (large enough)
for 80 people..
Hurricane came through, cater and ace rents worked like machines
to protect and react to the weather.
I would not have change anything. The rain and strong winds made
the wedding and ceremony more passionate and devoted to our
strength as a couple.
The skies cleared as the ceremony begin, we were being watched by
a stronger power.
I know my cater FFT had fortitude to keep everything on task. Bravo
to Food for Thought.
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Gina Dambrosio and her Catering company FFTC goes above and beyond.I have used this caterer for the past five years for all of my venues.Whether for private dinner parties, or Holiday gift luncheons or dinners for other physicians and their staff, Food for thought catering has provided top shelf service.Every detail,only the finest ingrediants,service,delivery and expertise has gone beyond what I could have ever imagined.From Hummus, Grilled Flat Iron Steak,Salmon,Pasta dishes, Sushi,Kosher style, Italian, Mexican,Polish,Southern style and Mediteranian dishes are only some of what we have experienced, and all were Fantastic. I am so impressed by Gina and her staff I would not think of using. I highly reccomend Food For Thought Catering , you will not be disapointed. Bravo, Gina and Thank you! Dr.E.F.Wasilewski
I have know Gina as a friend and always knew that she would be the one to cater our wedding reception. I can't say enough about the quality, variety, service and price of the event and almost 10 years later our friends are still talking about how great it was. Recenlty we had Gina cater my parents 50th wedding anniversary party and I have to say it brought back memories, we expected and received nothing but the BEST once again. If you are planning a big event or even a small intimate one, Gina is the one that you need to make your special event even more memorable!
We have had the extreme pleasure of sampling their food at a local event, and Food For Thought will satisfy and exceed the expectations of all taste buds! If you are looking for a caterer who will be professional, personable, and go above and beyond, give Gina a call.
The food that Gina and her staff prepares is nothing less than the BEST anyone ever is going to taste. THAT is a fact! Almost as important is the way they deal with their clients....like the best of friends and just about family! Gina wants to make sure she know EXACTLY who "you" are as her client. What you love....what you hate...what you are allergic to....what you want your event to "feel" like. Everything down to the exact detail. I have never dealt with a caterer that cares so very much. Everything goes off without a hiccup. Everything is perfect when Food for Thought Catering is in charge! You will never be sorry!
Gina is driven and determined to deliver the best catering available. Her attention to presentation makes any feast fit for a king. Gina is upbeat and fun to work with. I photographed an event where she was taking care of the food and tasty treats. She was professional and everyone thoroughly enjoyed everything, even me. I recommend anyone wanting an upscale food spread, without breaking your budget, to contact Gina and Food for Thought Catering.
I would definitely recommend Food For Thought Catering for your next event! The food is incredible, the service is professional and Gina is helpful and personable.
I've had the pleasure of being at several events where Gina was the caterer. Gina and her staff seem to really care about what they do and it shows. Their food is exceptional and the presentation is always very appealing. As a vegan, I'm especially picky when it comes to food and I can say that I always look forward to the events that she is a part of.
Food for Thought Catering is always wonderful! I've attended several events Gina has catered. The food is fresh, unique and beautifully presented. You can't go wrong with Food for Thought Catering, the preferred caterer of the Legacy Ballroom.