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Best Impressions Caterers

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About

Best Impressions, Inc. is a Charlotte, NC catering firm founded in 1989. It operates as three distinct catering divisions: Best Impressions Caterers, Byron’s South End and The Grill & Picnic Company. Housed in a state-of-the art 11,000 sq. ft. facility, the production kitchen and offices within The Design Center of the Carolinas routinely handle several hundred events or more per month. Best Impressions Caterers provides culinary services for a wide range of discerning corporate, philanthropic and social clients. The Grill & Picnic Company is designed to handle large-scale company picnics, back yard gatherings and social events on a more casual basis. Byron’s South End and The Design Center Atrium serve as host venues for corporate business functions, wedding and social gatherings and philanthropic galas. In addition to being listed as a preferred caterer on many of the cities premier events venues, Best Impressions is also the exclusive food, beverage and equipment provider for Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. To visit their website, click here.

Dave Byron, President of Best Impressions Caterers, has assembled an impressive team of leadership that is well-respected in the catering field. Director of Client Services, Justin King is an industry veteran who oversees a team of sales and event coordinators that collaborate with clients on executing the menu and logistics of each event. The Best Impressions Caterers kitchen staff is managed under the direction of Executive Chef James Fox of The Culinary Institute of America and Andrew Donner, Chef de Cuisine who studied his craft at Johnson & Wales. This group is supported by a number of well-trained, experienced banquet managers and operations managers who lead service captains and service staff that are the integral part of all successful events.

The events team at Best Impressions has become known and trusted as the area's premier upscale special events caterer. Years of experience handling large-scale events with the care and precision of a fine dining restaurant provides a culinary experience second to none.

Best Impressions Caterers' dedication to detail and impeccable service garner rave reviews with their clients. Mr. Byron comments, “The rewards of this business are many, but more than anything I believe the most rewarding thing is to experience the excitement of people enjoying an event that we produced and that all our hard work and dedication is appreciated. As always, we are committed to providing fresh and innovative cuisine, beautiful presentations and impeccable service.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What catering services do you provide?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Stations

What types of cuisine do you cater?

African
American
Asian
British
Cajun
Caribbean
Chinese
Ethiopian
French
German
Indian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latin American
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Russian
Southern
Southwestern
Spanish
Thai
Vietnamese

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Kosher
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Premium Liquor

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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Lesley Married on 10/14/2021
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    Received many compliments from guests about the amazing food

    Adam was super great to work with. I always had a million questions, and he was very responsive, professional, and positive. Best Impressions had a great menu to choose from, and I was very happy with our selections. We did a buffet with beef tenderloin, crab cakes, and sweet potato ravioli as the entrees and cauliflower au gratin and roasted fingerling potatoes as the sides. I was very pleased that we were able to have all 3 entries on our plates! Best Impressions also provided non-alcoholic drinks, coffee, and an ice cream sundae bar. I received many compliments on the food. One of my guests attended another wedding the day after mine and later told me that my food was better! Everyone really enjoyed the food, as did I. Even the leftovers were delicious! Top quality food. I was referred by Erin Padgett (bridal boutique owner) and also by Amanda Caputo (wedding coordinator), and I see why!
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    Amy D. Married on 08/28/2021
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    Always amazing food & service

    As a wedding planner, I get to work with many caterers and venues. Crystal is a great collaborator. She works tirelessly to ensure everything is done with excellence. The food is delicious! The venues are beautiful! The event staff is friendly, hardworking, and willing to do what is required, no matter the ask. You will not be disappointed with Best Impressions! I wish I could give them 10 stars!

    Amy @ Storybook Day Events
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    Chelcee C. Married on 06/19/2021
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    Delicious Wedding Catering

    We got married at the Barrel Room at Triple C and Best Impressions was incredible to work with. The stations were delicious - highly recommend the butternut squash ravioli! Nikki was so patient answering a million last minute questions from me the week of the wedding. Overall great customer service.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Ann Spencer & Austin
    25 photos · 09/21/2019
  • Amanda & Jake
    78 photos · 04/28/2019
  • Jamie & Trey
    138 photos · 03/30/2019
  • Lauren & Chad
    133 photos · 10/21/2017

Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements
Split Second Sound Split Second Sound Wedding DJs

I believe we work with Best Impressions, it seems, every week, probably 3 to 4 events every weekend. It's awesome. The chemistry between their staff is so smooth, the service, the display of the food, all of it is always on point. It is a pleasure to work with a company that allows other vendors involved to work so easily with them to make a perfect event. As a vendor, we really enjoy when we have permission to eat at their events as the food is always great. They strive for perfection and I truly believe they hit it every time. We highly recommend them!

Soulshine Soirée Charlotte Soulshine Soirée Charlotte Wedding Planners

Best Impressions stands out above other caterers! They are reliable, professional, creative in their presentation - and the food is delicious. I know when I am working with Best Impressions that I never have to worry about problems with the caterer. Their staff - from the first person you meet in the office to the servers at the event are an absolute joy to work with! You can't go wrong with Best Impressions!

ShutterBooth Charlotte ShutterBooth Charlotte Photo Booths

Heidi, Ashley, Justin, Adam & everyone at Best Impressions always goes above and beyond for each and every client. We're always proud to work along side them and know the guests are going to be raving about the food and the photo booth!

Map

2600 Youngblood Street Charlotte, 28203
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Best Impressions Caterers frequently asked questions

What catering services does Best Impressions Caterers provide for weddings?

Best Impressions Caterers offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Family Style
  • French Service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Stations

What types of cuisine can you find at Best Impressions Caterers?

At Best Impressions Caterers, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • African
  • American
  • Asian
  • British
  • Cajun
  • Caribbean
  • Chinese
  • Ethiopian
  • French
  • German
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin American
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Russian
  • Southern
  • Southwestern
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

What dietary needs can be accomodated at Best Impressions Caterers?

At Best Impressions Caterers, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Kosher
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

What type of bar services does Best Impressions Caterers provide for wedding events?

Best Impressions Caterers provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • Premium Liquor

What percentage of users recommend Best Impressions Caterers and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Best Impressions Caterers is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.

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