new pioneer co-op
I would have given Miriam 5 stars but the website will only allow me to give four right now. My cakes were the most beautiful cakes I have ever seen. The New Pioneer Coop cakes are the best tasting in the Coralville/Iowa City Area. For any brides in that area- go have a cake testing with Miriam. You will leave with a bag full of cake samples and your cake specially designed just for you!
The food was delicious and extremely affordable--we fed over 150 guests for well under $1000, and many guests told me it was the best meal they had ever had at a wedding. Chef Preisendanz handled all of our interactions directly and was very helpful; she was up front about our options and costs and helped us craft the best meal possible with our budget in mind. She even made us a list of all the items we would need to serve the food (New Pi does deliver but doesn't provide servers) and delivered the food herself. The only downside is that it wouldn't be as convenient to do a sit down meal (instead of a buffet) as they don't offer servers and their menu options are more conducive to a buffet. For us, it was a perfect fit; one of the main reasons we chose New Pi is that I am a vegetarian and, at my own wedding, didn't want to offer one of the boring pasta options that is all that most caterers in the area offer. Through New Pi, we were able to do really fantastic vegetarian and meat options. The food was abundant too and we had plenty of leftovers--which everyone was anxious to take home. Plus New Pi supports local, sustainable food. We wouldn't have changed a thing--everything about our experience was perfect!