tastyplates catering and event planning
Our guests have been telling us all week that we had the best wedding food. Everything was wonderful and Kate was a huge part of making our wedding exactly what we wanted. Her staff was also amazing! We really could not imagine having anyone else as part of our wedding.
Kate and Tastyplates catered our wedding on New Year's Eve. From the moment we started working with Kate, selecting our menu and type of wedding we wanted, she was extremely helpful. My husband and I were shocked at the amount of choices we had for our menu selection. We both knew food was going to be a big part of our evening and we did not want cookie-cutter wedding food. Kate took care of everything we wanted, food, rentals, and connecting us with our liquor vendor. The food was amazing, the reception was phenomenal, and we could not have been happier. All of our guests were impressed with the unique menu and how tasty the food was. The Tastyplates staff did an excellent job throughout the night, even coming up one by one to congratulate us on our special day. Our wedding would not have been nearly as memorable if we had chosen another company!
Brides - Kate is also an amazingly organized person and helped ease the stress of planning the whole event! I definitely got more than just a caterer with her help!
Thanks Kate and Tastyplates for everything, wish there were more than just 5 stars to give!
These guys are the best, hands down.
Kate and everyone at Tastyplates are amazing at what they do. Not a single detail was missed for our wedding. They made me have complete confidence that our day would go perfectly - and it did! I can't thank them enough for all of their incredible work, immediate responsiveness, and best of all, GREAT food. They were incredibly flexible and open to suggestions while creating very realistic expectations. In the end we got exactly what we were promised and more. What takes Tastyplates from great to exceptional is that everyone on their staff was an absolute joy and completely professional. Kate is amazing. I can't say enough good things, Tastyplates rocks.
I met Kate of Tastyplates Catering when I was working at the Multicultural Arts Center in East Cambridge. Tastyplates was one of our approved vendors for functions that were held at the center. The second my fiance proposed to me I knew two things: 1. I wanted to marry him and 2. Kate needed to be our caterer. I had always enjoyed working with Kate the most of all the catering managers on our approved caterers list. She is easy-going, funny and amazing all around. She made the planning process for our wedding incredibly easy with her knowledge, patience and flexibility. I was a pretty indecisive bride at the beginning and she helped me make the right decisions. She also brought to the table a number of innovative ideas such as setting up yard games at our backyard wedding AND she brought a number of amazing decor pieces that she utilized the day of our wedding. Those small touches made all the difference!
Kate is surrounded by an incredible crew that makes you feel just as comfortable as Kate does. Her crew is hilarious and professional. Did I mention that the food is AMAZING. In the days leading up to the wedding I was looking forward to the meal as much as I was looking forward to marrying my husband! The food was also a huge hit with the guests.
If you want to feel well taken care of, have a good time and feel like you have a true friend on your side- go with tastyplates catering!!
Seriously, I feel like I cannot say enough about Kate and tastyplates!
They Rock! Super nice staff, awesome food and amazing event coordinator!
Kate immediately put our minds at ease when we began planning our wedding. We never had to worry about a thing. Not to mention she in one of the warmest, coolest people we have ever known. Kate knew exactly what we needed, many times before we even asked for it. The food was amazing as it was the topic of conversation at brunch the next day. It was truly our dream wedding; it was certainly the most beautiful and tasty one we've ever been to! People are still talking about it a week later.
I cannot recommend Tastyplates more highly.
Kate and her friendly staff catered our wedding this past Saturday. It is now Monday morning, and this review is the first thing that I'm going to do today. I think it's important for anyone planning a wedding, who may be as overwhelmed and anxious as we were when first approaching the massive task of planning a wedding, to know that they will be in such good, capable hands with Tastyplates.
We met Kate at Black Strap Barbeque in Winthrop, MA last fall and tasted the food that would be served at our wedding reception. We decided on the skirt steak, the vegetarian polenta lasagna and their delicious mashed potatoes. Before we left that restaurant we also got to try a lot of extra treats, notably the mac and cheese, which I would also highly recommend. The food was as delicious at the reception as it was that night, all made fresh at the reception venue.
We immediately felt at ease with Kate. It was like meeting a new friend. It was so abundantly clear that she loves what she does. She went above and beyond for us. She made recommendations for other service providers (DJ and bakery for the wedding cake) that turned out to be just right. She went above and beyond for us in the days preceding the wedding, sacrificing her free time, without any additional compensation, to make sure that everything would go smoothly. At the reception, she guided us through the various stages of the evening (the time to sit down for dinner for the toasts, the time to cut the cake). She found us periodically throughout the evening to make sure that we wouldn't have to wait in line for drinks or that we wouldn't miss sitting down for our entree while it was warm). It was like having a wedding planner there with us. The waiting staff was warm and friendly, and even joined us on the dance floor.
From the start Kate and Chris of Tasty Plates Catering were amazing to work with. I spoke with Kate before I even had a venue nailed down, so we ended up chatting for a while about some options of places she had worked with before.
Next, my husband and I went to Blackstrap BBQ for a tasting and tried some items we were considering for the wedding. Both Kate and Chris were there to talk about options, make suggestions, and help determine which of our dishes could be made vegan for our vegan friends.
Over the next 8 months we stayed in touch with Tasty Plates to keep them informed of any changes made in numbers, requests etc. Every time we'd make an adjustment - Kate would issue a new itemized quote to let us know what our final costs would be. Closer to the date they came out to The Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation to do a walk through with us and went over how everything should be set up.
The wedding day came and as I was getting ready at the venue, I couldn't understand how it was all going to come together. Chris and his team showed up and worked wonders. the pile of chairs and tables became a "wedding reception" in no time flat. Before the wedding I sent a list of what should be on each table and they set i up perfectly - they even used some extra candles we had to gussy up the buffet.
My bridesmaids and I were getting ready in the middle of the chaos- but the staff was totally awesome and fun to work with!
So the food - well, two months later I'm still hearing rave reviews about it!! Personally, I've never gone home from a wedding raving about a stuffed chicken breast - choosing bbq for us was almost a no brainer. The mac and cheese was out of this world and I even threw on a bib to eat some ribs. There was no way I was missing out on those, white dress or not. The food was served hot, the buffet was always stocked and there was more than enough to go around.
I give them my highest recommendation!
Kate is an outstanding professional that provides excellent service and I would recommend her to anyone. While her work is not cheap, you get what you pay for. Our wedding went off without a hitch. She's very calm, organized, and warm.
Kate at tastyplates is amazing! I love her, and the food is super yummy. Oh my. I wouldn't have had my wedding any other way. She made us feel comfortable, and we laughed a lot. I especially loved how quick she responded to any questions I had, and the value of the whole shabang was superb.
tastyplates makes me want to have more parties.
I had a unique wedding, and Kate provided unique services, to say the least. We didn't want a sit down meal or anything else that could be deemed "traditional" - and Kate helped not only with our food choices, but gave advice on decor, furniture selection, etc., AND helped set everything up day of. She was amazing. The quality of the food was fantastic, my guests all raved about it. PICK TASTYPLATES!!!
The entire crew from Tastyplates was a delight to work with. They were incredibly friendly and accomodating. Everything was planned and organized quickly and without any issues. Everything was wonderful.
We used Tastyplates to cater our rehearsal dinner this summer and they were amazing. Kate was incredibly professional; thought of and took care of every single detail. We felt completely at ease in her hands. Chris is an extremely talented and creative chef. Everything from the cornbread and chorizo stuffed clams, to the grilled shrimp with peach basil relish, to the whole grill smoked chicken with their special bbq sauce was fantastic. Both the execution and presentation was great. The night went perfectly and all of our guests raved about the food. Not only did they do a great job, but they are also really nice people who were very easy to work with during the entire process.
Kate is so great to work with! She is super friendly, calm, and good at her job. The food tastyplates serves is amazing, way better than traditional 'wedding food.' I would recommend this business to anyone in the greater Boston area- they rock!
Kate is an AMAZING caterer. She is everything that you hope for and never expect to find: she really listens to what you want and does everything she can to make it happen, and she always has fantastic suggestions and ideas but never makes you feel pressured to use them! She makes it seem like anything is possible (and always for a reasonable price), and she is open to everything. Every time anyone in our wedding party talked to her, she made us feel relaxed, calm, and excited about the event. We trusted Kate so much that we left many of the details to her, and I'm glad we did, because she anticipated every desire perfectly and followed through on all ideas flawlessly. She was also so much fun, and made even the most detailed and stressful decisions enjoyable and relaxing. I cannot say enough about how much we loved working with Kate.
Kate's catering and event planning were by far the easiest and best part of my wedding preparations. She made everything simple and fun, took care of all the little details, and the result was amazing. The wedding reception went off without a hitch, and everyone raved about the food and the service. I would trust Kate with any event. She's the best!
Kate is a good listener and does a great job getting to know her clients so that she can help them create a menu that suits their tastes, budget and venue. She wowed me with her preparedness and returned my phone calls promptly. While she is a true professional, her enthusiasm was palpable and while we were working together it felt at times as if I was talking with an old friend. She was open to our ideas and when we had questions about food she was willing to let us do a second round of tastings, which was so generous and helpful. She is top notch and on the day of the event she is unflappable, our event ran perfectly even though my husband and I were running about a half hour (which in wedding time is a big deal) behind the schedule that we had laid out prior to the wedding.
For our wedding we wanted to have a very hands-off approach during the day. In the months leading up to the wedding Kate was great about helping us make decisions on everything from cake to table cloths, but most importantly she took care of everything during the day without needing to get our input. We let her take control because we trusted that she would make the right choices. If you are the type of couple who want to have a fun and relaxed though professional wedding, Kate is your pick. She eliminated all of the stress that could have arisen for any number of things throughout the day. If you are flexible about the small stuff and want to save yourself the hassle of managing the craziness, you will be in great hands with Kate. She is a veteran with veteran staff, and it shows.
Kate Economides provided excellent, personalized service and was a joy to work with--she made wedding planning fun!
In 2008, Kate helped my husband and I pull off the near impossible. Despite the recommendations of various wedding magazines and websites, we decided to get married in Cambridge less than a year after our engagement in order to be able to include my brother who was shipping out to Iraq. Kate and her endless list of contacts helped us put together everything from the outdoor seating for the service to the exquisite food in less than 8 months. Fast forward to a year and a half later and we’re still receiving compliments from family and friends for hosting such a great event!
We absolutely could not have done it on our own and I highly doubt anyone else could have done it as well as Kate. Her constant communication and dedication to our vision for the day was more than I had hoped for. I can’t thank her enough for the most perfect day of my life and I whole heartedly recommend her to anyone looking to plan an event to be remembered.
Tastyplates is the only caterer we recommend to our brides. They are awesome, and the food is done right by who people who care about their food.
Kate and her staff work hard to make each event successful! Outstanding cuisine!
Tasty Plates.....the name says it all. These guys are a great team, they have been in the food business for some time, and now they have teamed up together to bring you the best food experience ever. I would highly recommend Tasty Plates for your next event, there is nothing they can't handle.
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Here at tastyplates catering we focus on
"small batch catering with a twist,”
which means every event is hand crafted
and designed special to fit your needs and budget.
From private chef events for 10 to weddings
and corporate events up to 250 guests.
We can accommodate any special request.
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