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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.”

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Frequently asked questions

What catering services do you provide?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Stations

What types of cuisine do you cater?

African
American
Asian
Caribbean
French
German
Indian
Italian
Latin American
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Southern
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Kosher
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Champagne Toast
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Reviews of Best Impressions Caterers

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
163 Reviews
98% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating

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Best Impressions catering received highly positive reviews for their food and service at various wedding venues in the Charlotte area. Multiple reviewers praised the delicious and high-quality food, with some guests stating it was the best wedding food they've ever had. The staff, including Crystal, Adam, and Nikki, were described as professional, accommodating, and attentive to the needs of the couple and their guests. The inclusive service and helpfulness in the planning process were also highlighted as positive aspects of working with Best Impressions for a wedding.

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Best Impressions catering received highly positive reviews for their food and service at various wedding venues in the Charlotte area. Multiple reviewers praised the delicious and high-quality food, with some guests stating it was the best wedding food they've ever had. The staff, including Crystal, Adam, and Nikki, were described as professional, accommodating, and attentive to the needs of the couple and their guests. The inclusive service and helpfulness in the planning process were also highlighted as positive aspects of working with Best Impressions for a wedding.

Rachel
Rachel E. Sent on 12/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing

My husband and I got married a the Barrel Room at Triple C brewing. They partner with best impressions catering. Lindsay was amazing to work with. She was so responsive and the process of wedding planning was so easy and streamlined when it came to the food, beverage and staff. Lindsay was always one step ahead and her staff really knocked it out of the park. Also the food at the tasting was amazing and it tasted the exact same the day of the wedding. All of our guest said the food was the best food they’ve had at a wedding! Also the signature drinks were amazing their team really elevated our cocktails and made our day so special and unique to us!
Lisa
Lisa S. Sent on 08/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding food! Outstanding service!

Where do I begin? From the start my experience with Best impressions catering was wonderful and got even better as time went on. I want to give a shout out to Crystal who absolutely facilitated every need we had in such a professional manner and was so patient with me! There were many special needs including severe gluten allergies that had to be accommodated and they were done with perfection! My daughter, the bride, has celiac‘s and finding a caterer that could accommodate that need was found here.. alese ate every bite and had no reactions at all! So many people came up to me at the wedding and said it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding and I concur completely. The butler past hors d’oeuvres were spot on and abundant and the food was so delicious and so beautifully presented. The wait staff was professional and at our beck and call for any need we had. I cannot say enough about the quality of this company. You will not be disappointed.. if I could give them more stars I would!!
Hailey
Hailey S. Sent on 08/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Top notch catering service

Best Impressions was absolutely amazing. Our guests cannot stop RAVING about the food. We have actually had guests say “It was the best wedding food they have ever had.” The portions were large and very tasty. The staff was also a dream to work with and incredibly accommodating the day of our wedding. Thank you!
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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!

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Best Impressions Caterers frequently asked questions

Best Impressions Caterers offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Stations
At Best Impressions Caterers, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • African
  • American
  • Asian
  • Caribbean
  • French
  • German
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Southern
  • Spanish
At Best Impressions Caterers, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Kosher
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Best Impressions Caterers provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Champagne Toast
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: 5 in flexibility, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.

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