Do not chose this caterer for your special day!
Our experience with Wildflour Caterers of Charlestown MA at the Cambridge Multicultural Art Center was poor for several reasons.
For a wedding of 125 guests, this caterer was grossly understaffed resulting in hundreds of empty glasses, toothpicks, skewers, used cocktail napkins, bottles or glasses littering the reception/cocktail area for the duration of the reception. And, there were no trash receptacles for the guests to dispose of this trash.
The organizer did not orchestrate the flow of guests going to the food stations which resulted in long lines. When the guests FINALLY reached the station they were faced with trying to fit their dinners on salad plates. There were NO dinner plates!! Ar the New England station guests tried to fit steamers, oysters, fritters, shrimp, and chowder on a salad plate. At the other station, guests struggled to fit tenderloin, turkey, potatoes, vegetables, cranberry and rolls on a salad plates which resulted in spills and food scraps everywhere. The stations looked grossly unappetizing and dirty. What a mess! And, the staff just overlooked the mess. Additionally, there were no soup crackers for the chowder, no salt, pepper or butter. The caterer ran out of basic items such as potatoes, rolls and coffee. The food was tasty but not nearly as good as it was at the initial tasting. The coordinator placed the wedding cake in a busy area while the staff was setting up and it was bumped. Hence, there was in a huge split down the side of the cake. The bride and groom where forced to cut the cake early and it was backed up against a side wall to hide the damage so only a very few of the guests witnessed the cutting of the cake.
This caterer was grossly understaffed and guests
Wildflour was really excellent for our catering. They pretty much did everything, putting out our signs and guest book and I could totally trust their suggestions since I had no idea what I was doing. We didn't want a sit-down dinner, we just wanted a ton of apps all night and they had great suggestions, delicious food and great prices. Jen was so helpful and patient with my tons of emails and frazzled-bride self. She made sure I ate at the wedding (without her, I wouldn't have!) and everyone said the food and drinks were great. I highly recommend them!
We actually found Wildflour through our friends who were getting married and were using Wildflour as their caterer. When we attended their wedding, we were pleased with the service and the food was awesome. It was a no brainer that we were going to use Wildflour for our wedding. When putting together our menu, Bobby listened to our ideas for food and put together a really fun menu of foods that my husband and i both loved. During the planning process, Bobby was always available and so friendly and very respectful of our budget. The day of our wedding came and we had to change the time of our ceremony/wedding 2 times within 24 hours due to the hurricane, and Bobby and his staff were more than accomodating. The food, service, and staff at our wedding were amazing. We received so many compliments on the food and the displays, I have nothing negative to say about Wildflour and would recommend them in a heartbeat.
We worked with Bobby at Wildflour and he was great. He answered all of my emails and phone calls quickly. He even provides a cell phone number so you can reach him almost anytime. We thought the food was great, they are really flexible so will put anything together for you if you ask. The prices are really great too, and they seem to be very flexible on prices to so that they can work within your budget. Everything went very smoothly on the wedding day, as least if there were problems I didn't see them! They worked well with some of my last minute changes and requests also. I didn't use their bakery for the cake, so I can't comment on that. Overall, I hightly recommend Wildflour!
The venue we used had 13 or so approved caterers. I researched 4 -5 of them. Wildflour Catering was the first and only tasting we had and the food and service that day was so good we didn’t even bother going anywhere else. At the wedding we had passed appetizers, a buffet dinner and a small cake and cupcakes, all from Wildflour. Our guests were amazed by all the food and I still crave the mushroom ravioli with asparagus pesto. We worked with Amy Hudon, who has since left the company (our wedding was her last!), so other than the food being excellent, I can’t say the next person will be able to duplicate Amy’s professionalism, attention to detail and overall amazing-ness.
Working with Amy was like getting a wedding planner included in the price of our catering. She helped coordinate with the rentals and liquor vendors and she and her staff set up the whole reception. She was so flexible in allowing me to change my mind on appetizers and the buffet set up numerous times and never complained. We even did a second mini-tasting of additional appetizers when we came in for our cake tasting. She did a walk-through of the site a month before the wedding going over every minute of the ceremony and reception. That weekend we left everything in a room for her with a few instructions and by the night of the reception it was perfectly set. I don’t know if that is normal for caterers, but it felt extra special to me.
Hopefully Wildflour will continue with their excellent food prep and find another catering manager with her skills and professionalism. (Also, Amy’s moved on to the Estate at Moraine Farm in Beverly so I expect anyone looking there will have an excellent experience.)
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Amy from Wildflour was SO kind, patient, thoughtful, and TOTALLY executed well on bringing in AMAZING food for our wedding! She let us a pick really delicious vegetarian/vegan options to accompany an avocado/mango -topped mahi mahi (fish) main dish -- helped us have an exotic fruit juice bar with our hors d'oeuvres -- and helped our reception turn out splendidly. VERY reasonable prices, along with excellent customer service. HANDS-DOWN RECOMMENDATION!!
Don't be fooled by the location of this outstanding company. It is located in the back of an ugly building in Charleston but what comes out of that building is amazing. People are continuously commenting on how good the food was for our wedding and the price was reasonable.
The cake decor was not at all what I asked for (and it wasn't super important to me) but the taste of the cake was outstanding. Amy from Wildflour worked closely with my venue and was able to handle some changes that were thrown at us in regards to liquor licenses etc. making sure I didn't have to get involved. She also provided above and beyond the normal catering role by taking some things to the venue for me and setting them up as requested.
Wildflour is a full service, Boston-based caterer, well known for our creative menus and attention to detail. From traditional favorites to artistic gourmet fare, every Wildflour event is custom designed to compliment your style and taste. And with our total dedication to service and presentation you can actually relax and enjoy your own event.
Of course, every caterer wants to believe that they provide the cuisine, service, and presentation that will make you happy. How do you differentiate among a crowded field of caterers all promising the same things? Our goal at Wildflour is to set ourselves apart by putting your needs and ideas first. In short, we LISTEN to you! We will pay the strictest attention to what you want – and what you don’t want. We will heed your concerns about budget, never proposing a menu that you say you can’t afford, never suggesting a service method, décor style, or venue that doesn’t meet your ideal and never, ever making you feel like the event is about anyone but you.
In addition to placing your needs first, we are truly a full-service caterer and will attend to all of your event-related challenges including:
• Menu Development
• Bar Services
• Rentals including linen, chinaware, tent, glassware, etc.
• Site Selection