Sweet Basil Catering
Sweet Basil Catering catered my wedding and I feel like I won the lotto. It was a 2 part cocktail party with savory food first and then desserts afterward, passed and buffet style. Amy was patient, practical and helpful in all the planning. The service was amazing, it's like these guys were clairvoyant and anticipated my every wish, especially Chris, who is an amazing server. The food was impeccable, delicious, I'm still getting compliments and the clean up made everything so easy for our at home wedding. Just lovely.
When we began exploring our options for a caterer in NY we contacted at least thirty caterers for quotes and proposed menus. I was initially impressed by Amy as her price quotes for each category of costs (service, food, rentals etc) were close to or beat any quotes we got from the others. The other caterers were willing to lower their prices to at least match Amys but was so impressed by her upfront honesty in an industry that usually tries to rip off everyone. We were also impressed by her menu suggestions as we tried to incorporate our heritage into the menu (Korean for Bride and Irish for Groom).
Upon meeting Amy we were only impressed further. She had a settling sense of calm that immediately put us at ease given our extremely limited knowledge of what was required. As we gave her an idea of what we were looking to and our budget she assured us that she would be able to take care of everything (food, drinks, service, rentals, decoration etc) and within our budget. After the meeting she was instantly our favourite so decided to do set up a tasting with her. At this point we met with Amy and Jana (the decorator and assistant coordinator). The tasting went perfectly and we were also excited with Jana's ideas for the decor and decided to go with them.
Over the next 7 months in the build up to the big day Amy was very attentive and ensured that a couple small changes (and growing guest list) were easily adapted and we met with her and Jana at the studio loft where both the ceremony and reception would take place. Jana had great plans for the decoration of the loft and insisted that we contact her anytime, day or night, if we had wedding thoughts that we felt we had to discuss with her.
The day itself was absolutely perfect. I had always prepared myself with the expectation that nothing could be perfect and something would go wrong, so just hope its not major, I was wrong. Their hard work and professionalism showed on the day. The loft was beautifully decorated which everyone commented on. Jana was also able to prepare gorgeous bouquets and boutonnieres. The food was magnificent (we had a buffet), again everyone commenting how fantastic it was. Despite the having nearly 100 people to prepare food for, both our salmon and beef filet were perfectly cooked. We also had appetizers (which unfortunately we missed) which were said to be delicious and a cupcake cake which was both delicious and beautiful.
The entire night passed without a hitch. Jana was always on hand to ensure that we cut the cake at the appropriate time, that everything was going as planned, without once seeming in any way intrusive. We honestly could not have been happier with their contribution to the day and are just thankful of how lucky we were to end up with Amy. We are delighted to have to opportunity to recommend Amy and her team as a thank you for the quality of their work.
Outstanding in every way...
Amy and Jana provided the catering and decor for our Flatiron District wedding this past July, and they exceeded all of our expectations. They were professional, creative, flexible and focused on making our day as special as possible. Throughout the planning process, they were excited by the possibilities, and we were excited they were excited. There was never any point where we had second thoughts about our vendor choice, and now looking back, we can honestly say that our trust in them was spot on. The decor for our loft space was phenomenal, simple yet stunning, the floral arrangements including the wedding bouquet were creative, unique and beautifully executed, the food was excellent (actually much better than the tasting) and their service staff was professional, friendly and funny throughout the entire evening. Many of our guests also commented how amazing it all was.
In the absence of a rating for "Phenomenal", we're forced to settle for their rating...Exceptional; Highly Recommended
This caterer was AMAZING!! They catered our wedding in November on CPW. They had great food and service--and Amy was so nice and easy to work with.
I want to thank you for the outstanding job you did to make Heather’s wedding everything she dreamed it would be. The food was incredible and its presentation was beautiful. Everyone I have talked to since the wedding has commented on how delicious it all was! It was a pleasure working with you and your staff.”
Thank you so much for making our wedding day even more memorable! The food and its presentation wonderful as I knew it would be…I overheard guests telling each other to try the brochettes. The room looked lovely and I loved the table linen! My salmon was delicate and moist – perfect for such a hot night. Steve has been raving about the tenderloin for days. Your event manager graciously introduced herself and was terrific about carefully packing the cake, saving the menus, and pulling things together at the end. Again, thank you for helping to make it a really beautiful and joyous memory.
Amy, we wanted to say thank you for catering our wedding. We both agreed the food was the best we’d had at any wedding and we loved the cake, too. The services were excellent. We couldn’t have been happier with everything you provided both leading up to and on our wedding day. Thanks so much!
This has been too long in coming. We, my wife and I, mother of the bride and stepfather, thank you for the exemplary
job you and the crew did for Amanda's wedding. The food was superb, as was the decor. The captain did a wonderful job as did the crew. The service was excellent. I will highly recommend, and have to others, Sweet Basil Catering. Thanks again
Our daughter, Susie, was married July 1st, and I want to thank you for a perfect event. With all of us coming from out of state, I truly didn't know what to expect. The food was superb and the references that you gave us for the cake and the djs were great. Susie and Kelsey wanted the event to be informal and non-traditional, and everyone was very receptive to that. When we said good-bye to Susie she said that the day was exactly as she had always imagined. Thanks again for everything. Sandy Botwin
Ps- We had an 86 year old "curmudgeon" with us, and he confessed that the wedding was "just about perfect". You have no idea how rare that is!
We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for doing such a great job at our wedding. Sarah was incredibly patient with me and my sister which is not easy.
The hors d'oeuvres were excellent as was the entire dinner. We will certainly recommend you to others.
Thank You Again!!
Kristina and Justin
Words are difficult to find that can truly express my amazement with your participation in our most important event of the year! My first
words are “Thank You!” and they don’t seem nearly enough. Everyone was raving about the food all night and how artfully presented it was.
All the best,
Jody and Evan
We wanted to give you our heartfelt thanks for providing us with such an absolutely spectacular wedding. The food was delicious, the service was outstanding and everyone enjoyed themselves. Thank you for being so kind to my mother and both of us.
A few people asked for you to use in the future--and we are interested, too.
Jill and Chris Abellino
I want to thank you and your staff for giving us such an amazing experience. Not only was the food outstanding, but the service was as well. I don't know how you guys pulled it off with the short notice we gave you (sorry again!). It was truly amazing!!
"Thank you soooo much for making our wedding party so wonderful. We are getting so much praise about how amazing the food was, how there was always food (hungry people) and how exceptional the service was!"
-Samara and Chris Anderson
From providing a unique and flavorful menu to floral decorations to event rentals - Sweet Basil Catering can do it all. They specialize in seasonally inspired menus with beautiful presentation and topnotch service. They can even create beautiful floral arrangements at a fraction of the cost from florists.
This New York catering company offers affordable services from flowers to wait staff, so you can relax and enjoy your event while they do all the work.