I would recommend Sharko's Catering for any event 365 days of the year! It was an extremely positive experience every step of the way. Special thank you to Gerard for all he did to help make my daughter's wedding day the one we all dreamed about!
This team did such an amazing job for our wedding this weekend! They were on time, the food was delicious, and they were very professional! We had so many compliments on the lasagna and chicken parmesan. OUTSTANDING job you guys! Thank you for helping make our day so special! They also provided all dinnerware setup, clean up, cake cutting, and champagne toast pouring. We highly recommend Sharko's!
Vendor response to review
Thank you for the review. It was a pleasure being of service to you, Mark and all your guests. All the best to you and Mark on your new life together. God Bless! Gerard
Sharko's has amazing services. We rented tables, chairs, linens, napkins, had all of our food as well as our cake made. We rented their bartender and also had appitizers made with Sharko's and everything turned out perfectly. Their food is awesome and their cake was delicious! I wish they would have returned emails and/or phone calls a little quicker but the night was perfect. They drove a far way to our venue to come have a setup meeting to help make our big day run smoothly.
Sharko's Catering provided our catering and rentals for our 3/23/2013 wedding and my husband and I couldn't have been happier!!! The food was AMAZING, the price reasonable and and Gerard and his staff were so helpful and professional through out the process. We had so many of our guests compliment them on the food and I noticed several of them going up for seconds and even thirds. Our buffet menu included Chicken Madeira, carved to order beef tenderloin, mastacolli marinara, rosemary carrots, garlic mashed potatoes and cesar salad! Gerard and his staff made the catering the easiest part of the wedding planning, which was no small feet since we were doing it from 3 hours away from our wedding and reception site in Scottsdale! Gerard and his staff even plated and served my husband and I at the reception and even packed up to go boxes for my husband I to have in our hotel after the reception! We also loved that this is a family owned and operated establishment and that they truly believe in the quality of their food and their customer service! Thank you Sharko's for being a part of wedding day!
Kelly and Gentry Nuessle
I can't say enough wonderful things about Sharkos. They were fantastic! My daughter's wedding ceremony and reception were fabulous, and the guests raved about how delicious the buffet was and how professional and pleasant the staff were.
Besides providing delicious food at a very reasonable price, they were detailed, punctual, and extremely easy and flexible to work with. Gerard, especially, made sure everything was perfect for the big day. I would recommend them in a heartbeat, and hope to use them again in future.
When my fiance and I began planning our wedding we had sticker shock. Everything wedding related seemed to have 100% price inflation. We definately had a strict, super low budget to adhere but we knew having amazing food was a top priority for us. We searched high and low for a decedant yet affordable catering option. It was a never impossible task. One caterer even quoted us $7,000 for a "nosh buffet" including chips and salsa, cheese and crackers, and hummus... Can you say rip off?
Anyway, when I came across Sharko's website my heart instantly started fluttering! $14 per person?! Could this be a dream?! Me, my fiance and in-laws booked a tasting shortly thereafter. Much to our surprise the food was incredible! We decided that Sharko's was the perfect vendor for our budget wedding. Incredible food at a reasonable price!
Our menu consisted of rosemary pork loin, spinach and mozarella stuffed chicken breast, au gratin potatoes, roasted vegetables and a fresh salad. The meat was tender and melted in our mouths. The potatoes were luscious and we clobbered those instantly. Everything tasted fresh. Sharko's staff poured champagne for toasting and promptly cut and served our wedding cake. The Sharko's team was professional and truly made our wedding day was stress free! Everyone complimented our food! We LOVE YOU SHARKOS!
Vendor response to review
Thank you so much Lauren. Again, it was a pleasure being of service to you on your special day.
Sharko's has excellent food service and customer service at their events. They are often slow responding to emails and phone messages, but the quality of service makes up for that. Stick with them and you will be very satisfied.
This is an edited post. Although my original post already expressed how thrilled we were with Sharko's at our wedding reception, I had to update with a story to tell you how unbelievable this company truly is.
The day of our wedding, my husband and I woke up sick. We barely made it to the wedding, and we were not well enough to eat any of the food that night (which we had been looking forward to since our tasting, mind you). A couple weeks after the wedding, my husband wanted to surprise me and called to ask Gerard if there was anyway we could purchase a couple plates of our wedding food to have a "re-do" at home. They packed him up with full dinners of our exact wedding meal -- right down to the salad and bread. To top it off, they refused to let him pay for it. This really shows how caring and customer oriented Sharko's is. The wedding was done; they didn't have any obligation to us, and they certainly didn't have to provide us this at no cost.
Back to the actually reception -- I'm a bit of a researcher when it came to the wedding stuff, and you will not find a better value than with Sharko's. Everyone raved about the food. Sharko's was also great with details. For example, we purchased a bottle of champagne for my fiance and I and left it in the fridge with a note. By the time of the toasts, they had snuck over and filled our flutes. The staff was so professional and helpful; everyone was just great!
Just a heads up -- Sharko's is not the fastest at responding to e-mails sometimes, which is unfortunate if you're a big e-mailer like me, but don't let that scare you away because you can always get them on the phone. I was ALWAYS able to talk to Gerard when I needed to.
Thank you so much to the Sharko's team!!
Sharko's Catering provided the food for our 10/21/12 wedding and it was WONDERFUL! All of our guests made it a point to tell us how great the food was, especially, for a wedding! It was presented well, it was very tasty and all of the staff were extremely professional.
Simply the BEST! If you're looking for the best food, service, and professionalism wrapped into one caterer call Sharkos today. From the moment I first contacted Sharkos I was blown away. They were professional, reliable and the food was AMAZING! On the day of the wedding Shakos didn't miss a beat. The food was outstanding and I received so many compliments. We did a buffet style and people admitted to having quite a few servings ;). Haha. They were so kind and made sure everyone was happy and made sure everything was taken care of. The greatest part for me was that Sharkos took care of my husband's grandparents that can't get around very easy. They didn't have to do that but they went above and beyond and made sure they were well taken care of. Thank you Sharkos for not only making wonderful food for our special day but being an outstanding team with such class. You truly showed that you're not just a catering company but truly a caring group of individuals that go above and beyond. I truly appreciate your kindness.
We cant say enough about the great food and service we received from Gerard and Glenn Sharko. We got married on March 17, 2012 and wanted a traditional Irish meal to celebrate St. Patty's Day. We met with Gerard and he helped us select a menu of Irish beef stew, corned beef brisket, cabbage, boiled potatoes, carrots and rye bread. The corned beef brisket was served at a carving stations with a very personable and wonderful server. Our guests are still telling us that this was the best wedding food they have tasted to date, with many saying they went back for seconds. Their servers were so professional and friendly. Just before the toast they made sure everyone had wine or their choice of libation ready to go.
We also used one of their bartenders to serve our guests and they took care of the cake cutting and serving as well. One added bonus was that the utensils were real and drinks were all served in glassware.
It added a nice touch to the table setting.
Overall, the catering service was excellent and the experience exceptional.
Sharko's catered our 10-15-11 wedding and both us and the guests LOVED the food. The service staff did a great job and were all very nice. We will use them again for sure!
Ash & Bobby
Gerard and his team with Sharkos were absolutely AMAZING! He was so professional and was so responsive throughout the entire engagement! The food was so delicious and was at a price that could not be beat! The waitors walked around and made sure that the wine glasses stayed full and that everyone was having a great time. We received so many compliments about the food and service.
We also used Sharkos for our bartenders and they were so great! Joni the bartender was so personable and made sure that every guest was having a good time. We would recommend Sharkos to anyone! They truly made our wedding day so special!
FOOD WAS AMAZING! Service was top notch from beginning to end! When we meet with Gerrard for the first time, he was kind, professional and ready to get to work on what we wanted for our special day.
The value was great! All of our guests raved about the food, they said it was the BEST wedding food they have ever had. We must agree :)
The service was amazing. what a beautiful set up, super professional and friendly. 100% would recommend to anyone! You will not be disappointed.
Sharkos provided amazing food and a beautiful cake (tasty too) at a VERY reasonable cost. They also provided our bartending service. Their store/kitchen isn't fancy and the tasting/planning process is a little laidback but like I said, the food, service and price can't be beat. We would highly recommend them!
Serving the Valley of the Sun since 1976, Sharko's Catering is a full service catering company that specializes in providing excellent food and friendly service at very reasonable prices. Gregory Sharko, owner and head chef, from Chicago, Illinois, has over 35 years of restaurant and catering experience. The business is family operated by Greg and his three sons Gary, Glen, and Gerard.
If you are planning a corporate lunch, picnic, open house, wedding, anniversary, Christmas Party, or whatever the occasion... When it's important that you feel confident about the food and service, Sharko's Catering is the answer. Centrally located in Phoenix, we also service Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Glendale, Peoria, Sun City and all surrounding areas. Sharko's has the experience to serve its clientele base ranging from a major event of thousands to a smaller, more intimate group of 10. Whatever the occasion, Sharko's Catering wants your function to be everything you imagined.