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Carmela Marie

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About

Carmela Marie is a wedding catering company based in Plantsville, Connecticut. This family-owned business specializes in delicious cuisine for gatherings of all sizes and serves numerous venues throughout Connecticut. With over 30 years of experience in food preparation and event planning, the expert staff is at hand to help couples coordinate their wedding banquet with ease.

Services Offered

Carmela Marie offers various catering services for weddings, rehearsal dinners, and parties. Before their wedding day, couples can meet the culinary team for a consultation and tasting session. The chefs will work closely with them to design a custom menu that matches their unique tastes and preferences. Numerous cuisine types are available, including American, Italian, Mexican, and French. To-be-weds can have a buffet-style spread or a formal sit-down dinner for their reception meal. The catering staff will be happy to provide cake-cutting services when the evening dinner is over. Other services offered include:

  • China and glassware
  • Table linens
  • Delivery
  • Set-up and clean-up
  • Gluten-free options
  • Vegan and vegetarian meals

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$38

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$29

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$41

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Dessert
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings
China
Linens
Flatware
Glassware

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
BBQ
Caribbean
French
Greek
Italian
Local
Mexican
Seafood
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Halal
Kosher
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

Which of the following items can you provide?

China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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Recommended by 88% of couples
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    Michael S. Married on 05/14/2022
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    Great Food and Great Advice from Top's Catering / Carmela Marie

    I was hosting a reunion party of college classmates. Quite a few responded that they would attend. My wife and I were in a quandary as to how to prepare enough good food. We met with Betsy at Top's catering / Carmela Marie. She made great suggestions for appetizers, main course, and desert. The food was excellent! All my classmates raved about the food and the presentation. We highly recommend this catering for your next party. And the people who run it are first rate at their business.

    Carmela Marie's reply:

    Hi Michael -
    Just want to thank you for the positive review you gave us! Greatly appreciated!!!
    -Janalynne and Betsy
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    Stephanie Married on 08/31/2013
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    You need to look no further for a caterer for any special event. We used Carmela Marie for our wedding at a tent wedding at our home. John brought a team over early in the planning process so we could talk menus---they even drove an hour to get here. He also invited us to his burger restaurant in Southington to try his hamburgers (Pops-also highly recommended) and some options that we couldnt decide between. John came over the day before the event to set up all the tables and brought a whole team with him the day of. I still cannot imagine how everything went so smoothly. The food was PHENOMENAL!!! It is not your typical wedding buffet quality food-it is really amazing tasting and all of our guests are still telling us how great the food was. We really lucked out finding John and his team and I highly recommend them for anything. I should also mention value---you WILL NOT find a better deal. The food was great, it was priced extremely fairly, and the service was amazing. Thank you John and team. You helped make our day great!
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    Marissa M. Married on 10/24/2020
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    Delicious food for an unbeatable price!

    John and Betsy are so helpful and we were able to pick such delicious options for our wedding buffet. I was very excited about having a dessert table and we had so many different options of little desserts for our guests. Their staff was so sweet and worked so hard to make sure things went well. Thanks for making our day so special!
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Team

John  Salerno
John Salerno
Owner

Carmela Marie was named after John's mother who was a true second generation Italian who loved spending time in the kitchen making homemade pasta for her family. John carried on with that passion for food and purchased a supermarket in 1979. In the early 80's, Tops Marketplace started offering prepared meals and catering was born! A few years later, they were catering large events and weddings. Today, they employ multiple chefs and staff to support their off-premise catering business.

Betsy  Tooker
Betsy Tooker
Co-Owner

John and Betsy have been working together for over 40 years. Betsy Tooker's passion is the kitchen when she's not communicating with newly engaged couples helping them plan their big day!

Michael D'Agostino
Michael D'Agostino
Executive Chef

Chef Micheal D'Agostino joined Carmela Marie in March 2020 after nearly three decades in the banquet and restaurant business. Today, he has quite a following and is requested for special functions such as home parties and weddings. When he's not working, you'll find him on the golf course.

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887 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike Plantsville, CT, 06479
8606288794

7am - 9pm Sunday through Saturday
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