Tastebuds PR and Classic Events
We were a little hesitant booking a caterer without a tasting beforehand but Mary Gilmartin delivered everything we could have hoped for. While other caterers that we were looking at in Puerto Rico were difficult, if not impossible to communicate with from afar (this was a destination wedding), Mary was easy to contact, quick to reply and understanding when we had last minute changes or requests. She also drove quite a ways to come to the isolated beach house we rented. The food was delicious and the decorations they provided were gorgeous. We had pork and mahi mahi for our main courses, both very tasty, though my favorite was the rice! Both she and her waitstaff were professional, friendly, kind, and accommadating. I highly recommend her for any event.
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Glad to see you all made it back home safely.
Thank you for your kind words and it was a pleasure to meet both you and Michael and all your friends. I am happy you enjoyed everything and wish you both many happy years together. Please send pictures.
My Husband and I hired Mary Gilmartin to make arrangements for our Son's Birthday Party. We had the most esquisite catering. The food was out of this world. The decor and table settings were unique and tropical; in tune with our Our Pirates of the Caribbean theme.
I highly recommend Tastebuds,P.R. and Classic Events for any event you may be planning.
I just wanted to take a moment to comment on a party i attended a few nights ago. This was not a wedding but a small family birthday party.
I was not a guest, but shooting pictures for the family and they were nice enough to invite me to the table to partake in this lovely dinner.
I must say that i was very impressed by the quality of the food. It was delicious, served hot and presented nicely. Also, the tables were set and decorated in an elegant but a casual island style.
Kudos to Mary Gilmartin and Tastebuds Catering.
Planning a wedding in PR from far away was difficult and once I found Mary she provided me with a peace of mind and the calmness that I needed. I connected with her immediately and felt that she was very reliable. She provided me with great service and I don't know what I would have done without her!
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You are correct about our meeting. I knew there was something special about the two of you. That is the reason it was so delightful working with you. Please stay in touch and thank you for giving me the opportunity to coordinate your wedding.
Mary planned our wedding in Rincon & she made it even better than we ever hoped it could be. We highly recommend her for your next event - she will go above & beyond to make sure your event is fantastic. We were planning a small ceremony & reception for 25 guests on a tight budget. Mary recommended a photographer, musicians, an officiant, restaurants, & things to do during our trip. From the day we arrived she helped us with everything we needed, getting our marriage license, making salon appointments, shopping in town, etc.
Mary set up a rehearsal dinner and we had a few unexpected guests in our party, but she handled the situation like a pro, shuffling some seats around to make room for everyone. The table was decorated for Valentine’s Day & the food was delicious, from the sangria to the homemade tres leches cake.
At Mary’s suggestion we had the wedding ceremony at El Faro lighthouse and she took care of everything to make a romantic sunset wedding that we couldn’t have imagined without her. The gazebo was decorated beautifully and Mary even had drinks and appetizers to keep our guests busy as we took pictures. The reception decorations at the villa were amazing - beautiful conch shell centerpieces with brightly colored flowers, lanterns, lights, shells and candles. Mary incorporated some of our personalized items into her plan w/ no problems and it was the perfect mix of beachy, elegant & fun, exactly what we wanted for our party. The food was incredible. We had dorado w/ bacon, roasted pork, yucca, potatoes, and rice & beans. We had 2 vegetarians & a few food allergies among our guests and everyone was able to have a delicious meal. Due to a power outage Mary had to improvise & grill the fish next to the pool at the reception, but it turned out great. The cake was perfect, coconut cake w/pineapple filling & a fresh flower cascade. Beautiful and yummy! Mary’s staff was very professional, thanks to everyone who helped make our wedding so...
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Dear Alison and Andrew,
Thank you for all the kind words. We had such fun planning your wedding and the pictures show what fun people you are.I am happy you chose me to be your wedding planner.
Stay in touch and if I get out to the Island I will definitely call you
Mary and her team were great! Planning a wedding from Texas to PR could be a little stressful, but Mary eased a lot of pain in the unknowns of a destination wedding. The day was perfect and the food was divine. The details in the planning, cake and decorations were complemented by many, including the groom! Highly recommend working with Tastebuds!
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Thank you for your review. It was wonderful to see you and your family so happy at your wedding and Vanessa did a wonderful job on the pictures.
The food was good but they were extremely Late!! The bridal party and I didnt get to eat on time because of that
Everyone was starving at church!!! Also never received a refund for the 2 hours of more of lateness, I paid for 2 waiters extra to make sure there was enough help!!! The contract said that food was to be served from 12 to 6 pm !!! Didn't receive food until 2pm
The guests complained to me about the poor service
Also there was a lot of food left over, as per bridal party, don't know what happened to that either!!
As per Mary Gilmartin, drinks are not provided therefore I went out of my way and bought 4 cases of water bottles and 12 liters soda bottles for guests to have to drink, I and my husband had to carry everything by hand the night before the wedding... From store to hotel!!! Although aware that i bought all the drinks, the drinks were not put out until everyone was almost gone!! Everyone was Hot and Thirsty!!! Don't know what else to say!! This company needs to be more organized and on Time!! This shows lack of professionalism !!
Sorry about the bad review but I have to tell the truth!! I don't want other brides to...
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Dear Giovanna, I am very upset to hear your review. Tastebuds, P.R. and Classic Events have a beautiful reputation built on hard work and our clients wishes first and foremost. I do believe that there was a lot of miscommunication at the hotel the day of your wedding. I was following orders given to me by yor wedding planner, Maria Lugo. She had told me to prepare the food to be served at 4:00P.M. Your future husban,d his groomsmen, your Mother and Father and Aunt all came to me and asked for food to be served them at 1:00P.M. I served them in the dining room and I was not aware of any drinks available nor were there any ice or glasses. My servers were ready to assist your guests at 4:P.M. You had not mentioned anything to me about drinks or ice or glasses. I asked the hotel employees and the wedding planner and no one seemed to know anything. You only paid for 2 servers to assist your guests and we were there for 6 hours waiting for their arrival. I think you are mistaken on some of your remarks. I do agree that your guests were very hot and thirsty. It was not a very good ides to subject your guests who were very formally dressed to attend a light lunch on the rooftop of the hotel. I think the courtyard and dining room would havee been a more appropriate setting, but that was your choice. As far as your having to carry water and sodas to your hotel the night before, I did not have any thing to do about that and I would have appreciated a note from you saying you purchased the drinks. You also forgot glasses and ice to serve your guests. I was only in charge of the food and servers. My status as a professional ranks very high with all of my clients so I have to disagree with your statement.
Mary of Tastebuds provided outstanding service for our wedding and comes highly recommended. Everything was communicated to us very well, expectations were exceeded, and the entire staff was very professional. Mary went out of her way to help us shop in town, made great recommendations, and was there to assist with the setup. The food was incredible. My favorite was the coconut-crusted whitefish...wow. I was nervous about a couple menu items being too exotic for some. My best man has the palate of a 5 year old, and watching him try and enjoy everything was great. Every single person enjoyed their dinner and apps. And I couldn't say enough nice things about Mary. Mary was genuinely happy for us, gave big hugs and takes great pride in her job. Thank you so much Mary, for contributing to the best day of our lives.
Planning a wedding in Puerto Rico from Texas was a nightmare until I found Mary. She and her staff were wonderful. They turned a low budget diy wedding reception into something so beautiful and beyond my wildest dreams!! I loved it and absolutely loved working with her. I would recommend Mary and Tastebuds to anyone!!!! And don't get me started about my cake..... so precious, and tasted GREAT!!!
BAR NONE, THIS IS WHO YOU GO TO FOR A WEDDING CATERER.
Mary is the caterer I would choose over ANY in PR...she was the only one to get back to me within a day. This is not only important as a busy nursing student who had no time to plan a wedding, but for someone who is looking to have high quality food for a competitive price. We searched for reasonably menus and only Mary's stood out as one that would allow us to customize our food desires.
She was reliable, quick to respond, and VERY, VERY, VERY flexible. When coming to PR to see our wedding venue, we were there only for 1 day. We had no time to get a tasting, so Mary CAME TO OUR HOTEL before our flight and gave us our tasting right there! I couldn't believe how service oriented she is. No one even in NYC would go out of there way to please a client.
Then we had a crazy request in hot PR - ice cream cake. Even though Rincon and El Rio Grande are on opposite sides of the island, Mary assured me that the ice cream cake would be a hit - AND IT WAS!
Brides and Grooms, take my advice: If you want guaranteed great food on your wedding day at your budget, go with Tastebuds PR.
Thank you Mary and your lovely staff for making Nathan and I feel so at ease and giving our guests a genuine taste of PR!
I'm a wedding photographer in Puerto Rico , you can see my work here www.photosbyjulio.com . For many weddings I have work with Mary and Tastebuds PR and all is allways special and very pleasing. Allways on time and her food is delicious!!! Please feel confident on using their service for any significant event you may have. You will be pleased...
Mary, is an an amazing coordinator, she will make any event an special and beautiful day. Responsible , reliable, creative are traits that separate Mary from others.
One of the best in wedding coordination! We have worked several times with them and this year we have more to come.
Tastebuds,P.R. and Classic Events is a special Events company specializing in Romantic, elegant Caribbean Destination weddings. If you are looking for a unique wedding location, the background of our beautiful beaches or historical lighthouses is something to consider.
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