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I first had contact with this vendor at the Gramercy's open house. The woman who attended the event was very friendly and knowledgable. I told her that I planned to do a "caramel apple bar" and she said that it was not on their menu, but they could make it happen. I was MORE than excited. The food they brought with them to the open house was amazing! The decision was instant.
We met with them not too long ago to plan a menu and pick out the linens. The staff is very helpful and Bonnie is awesome!
Food was outstanding: hors d'oeuvres, salad, appetizer, main course, and cake! The service also was friendly and guests with special dietary needs were taken care of very well. The staff members were pleasant and patient and very receptive to changing the menu. I highly recommend this caterer and plan to use them for other events.
I worked with Bonny and Alicia at Chef's Expressions for our wedding at the Peabody in May 2015. Chef's Expressions exceeded our expectations in so many ways:
- They work at the Peabody pretty much every weekend, so they know the place through and through. They were able to give us floor plans and suggested timelines for our wedding.
- In planning the menu, you have complete freedom for creativity. Bonny and her staff were able to bring in a dim sum cart as a nod to our heritage, which our guests loved.
- The food is GOOD. Not wedding "good". Sit-down-restaurant-pay-a lot freaking delicious good. They also made my wedding cake which was absolutely stunning, and gave us the top tier to take home (along with plenty of leftovers) afterwards.
- Chef's worked within our budget, making numerous revisions to our contract until we were happy.
- Chef's helped with our decor and tablescape setup, and called all our other vendors to coordinate setup, since the Peabody only allows for a small window of setup time.
- They also worked with us on linens and chair rentals so that we had one less item to worry about.
- I inquired with the other caterer our venue allows, and found Bonny and her staff far more responsive than their competitor. I received a quote from her (taking into consideration all of our preferences) within a week; their competitor took over a month to get back to me. There's just no comparison.
Absolutely the best service. I would hire them all over again.
The ultimate professionals in every way! Food was outstanding. Staff courteous and helpful. Bonnie and Alicia are the dream team!!
Bonny and Alicia did a great job. They really took the time to listen and understand the type of event we wanted and did everything they could to make it happen. The night flowed seamlessly and they made sure everything was going according to plan. We received multiple comments on how great the food and the cake was. Overall extremely happy that we went with Chef's Expressions for our wedding.
Chef's Expressions, particularly Bonny and Alicia, provided wonderful service at our wedding! I was impressed at how efficient everything was and how often people came to check on us. Everyone loved the food, particularly the hors d'ouevres! Bonny was very responsive to my phone calls and emails, and she did so much to make everything run smoothly. Thank you again for an amazing wedding!
Chef's Expressions was an absolute pleasure to work with. We had the fortunate opportunity to work closely with Jennifer Pellegrino on our wedding. She was extremely pleasant to work with and was always available for our questions and concerns. The entire Chef's Expressions team was professional and provided high quality of service.
We used Chef's Expressions for our recent wedding at the George Peabody Library, and could not be more pleased with their service. Bonny and Alicia were incredibly helpful from day one - always responding to emails and answering questions very promptly.
Our guests our still raving about the food (as are we!), and Alicia was a dream to work with the night of the wedding. She checked in with us frequently to make sure we had time to eat, and that the timeline was flowing smoothly and how we wanted.
My only suggestion is to ensure you coordinate the pick-up of any decorations that the Chef's staff sets up for you at the wedding. Even if Chef's brings it to the location, you will need to take everything with you after the event (rather than picking it up the next day). We had to delegate quickly for this!
We were looking for something a little different from our wedding catering, and did Chef’s Expressions deliver! Our guests loved all the food, from the maple bacon hors d'oeuvres to the barbecued beef brisket and macaroni and cheese. Despite the casual food options, Jen Pellegrino and the rest of the Chef’s Expressions staff did a fantastic job of keeping our event classy and tasteful while still being a great time for my husband and me as well as our guests.
In addition to fantastic day-of hospitality, Jen met with us regularly to discuss our options and was able to accommodate us in many ways in order to make our event a success. She made sure we ate, and even wrapped up boxes of food for my husband and me to take home - wedding dinner times two! We would highly recommend her and her team to anyone looking for great food and great service!
We loved working with Chef's Expressions! The food at our wedding was incredible but their best quality is really their service. Bonny doubled as our wedding coordinator for the day of and did a perfect job. She makes sure all of the vendors are ready to go and helps to guide the processional. Bonny's staff is also incredible. We had a very large wedding and they were great with both the cocktail hour and dinner service. They also provided the cake for free which was delicious. They are not cheap but they are worth it if you're able to afford them!
Worth every penny!!!! Chef's Expressions did a fabulous job catering and coordinating our reception! The food was outrageously delicious, from the appetizers to the bacon-wrapped chicken stuffed with four types of Italian cheese. The entire staff was a delight! They also made our wedding cake, which was both gorgeous and scrumptious.
Moreover, our catering manager, Amanda, was a god-send. She had everything running like a well-oiled machine and always had a smile on her face. I cannot speak highly enough of her! She was like a fairy godmother who just made magic happen - professional, kind, organized, and efficient, while also just being so fun to work with!
Hands down, Chef's Expressions was fantastic!
Flexibility at event was wonderful, and compliments to the chef on food and presentation!
We worked with Bonny and Alicia, and I can't recommend them enough. Very nice folks, easy to work with, and they know what they are doing. The guests loved the food. And the servers made sure we (the couple) were fed and had whatever we needed to drink. They all did a great job. I would absolutely recommend them.
Chef's Expressions was fantastic - we highly recommend them. Food and drinks were excellent and Bonny and Alicia took such good care of everything. So, we had nothing to worry about logistics wise during the event, and we could just enjoy the day. We were so happy with them and have such fond memories of the experience!
Chef's Expressions was a dream come true for our wedding catering. Jen in particular was lovely to work with - she helped us through the process from the get-go, working with us on what we wanted for our menu, helping find all the extras we wanted, keeping in touch and answering our many questions as the day approached. On our wedding day the food that Chef's Expressions served was not only incredibly tasty and beautiful-looking, Jen also made sure all our decorations and set-up in general was executed just as we wanted it. All our guests repeatedly complimented us on the food, the service, the options provided, and the professionalism of all the staff that helped us, in particular Jen. Overall I would highly recommend Chef's Expressions for wedding catering services!
Chef's expressions worked with us to allow our wedding vision to come to fruition.