H & J Hospitality is a wedding catering business based in Ithaca, New York, which also serves the Syracuse, Binghamton, Utica, and Eastern Finger Lakes areas. Back in 2005, this catering business was founded and since then has been providing couples with flexible menu options for their big day. Jamie Ciaschi, who is the owner, and the team of chefs will prepare menus which not only will be customized to your tastes, but also to your budget and dietary needs.
H & J Hospitality specializes in catering weddings so they know how to expertly prepare and deliver everything from hors d'oeuvres to stations to cakes. The team of chefs can work with a wide range of culinary styles such as Caribbean, Chinese, French, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Thai, and more. Additionally, you can request that your meals be prepared without such ingredients as gluten or nuts or in specific manners such as kosher.
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Jennifer Pierre · Married on 07/13/2019
Beautiful space, great food, great service
We had the pleasure of working with H&J Hospitality for our rehearsal dinner last month and we were so glad we went with them. Their event space was beautiful with a gorgeous view of the lake and rolling Ithaca area hills, and a lovely outdoor deck for eating and a patio walking area and pond that all of our guests enjoyed. The food was great, and the service was excellent, everyone was so professional from the booking process to the night of!Sent on 08/10/2019
Melanie · Married on 06/07/2019
Great full-service caterer!
We booked H&J for our small wedding, and they did an amazing job as a full catering service! The food was good, and they had a nice selection to choose from at reasonable prices. Besides the food, they had excellent service. We rented a DIY type venue (Ithaca Farmers Market), and they took care of pretty much everything! This included providing an amazing event coordinator, setting up decorations (and even supplied some!), renting tables/linens,, and cleaning up after the wedding was done. Also, they were able to accommodate a smaller guest count (which not all vendors do) without any problems! They really made the day go smoothly! We would recommend them for the full catering experience for any special occasional.Sent on 07/08/2019
H & J Hospitality's reply:Melanie and Anton, it was wonderful to work with you both! I'm so glad we could help you have such a wonderful day. Congratulations to the two of you!
Jacqueline · Married on 07/14/2018
H&J Catering is a wonderful wedding catering business!Sent on 09/14/2018
After my husband and I had chosen The Farmers Market in Ithaca, NY as our wedding venue, we were looking for caterers who could provide food and drinks for our wedding reception. After searching for several months with a particular budget in mind, we chose H&J catering because they offered the full package of buffet, open bar, and table decorations within our personal price range.
Highlights of H&J Catering:
The Coordinator: Rene Peckham was organized, attentive, and enthusiastic about our wedding plans and went above and beyond my expectations for a caterer. Rene made sure my husband I ate: she and other waiter served both of personally at our wedding. In addition to her and and her staff always being coordinated and on the ball, she worked very well with the photographer and DJ to keep everything flowing smoothly. She was supportive and enthusiastic about each aspect of the planning and made our day easy, fun, and magical.
Decor: The decorations made the market look very elegant. Rene added a hanging sheet to a booth, so that I had somewhere to hide before walking down the aisle.
Buffet: The food was excellent: there were three main entrees and various sides. H&J Catering did a wonderful job of accommodating unique food allergies (and all of their food is nut free). After dinner there was coffee and tea (we brought a tier cake from Wegmans).
Transitions: The transitions from ceremony to cocktail hour, and on to dinner, were so smooth many guests later commented they didn’t realize the changes were happening. The whole event went very smoothly thanks to Rene and the catering staff!
Flexibility: We never felt pressured to spend more money on extra menu items, and Rene was very accommodating when we decided to bring our own cake.
We are so pleased with our choice to have Rene and the H&J Catering staff at our wedding. 100% recommend H&J! Thank you Rene for making our wedding day magical!
H & J Hospitality's reply:Thank you, Jackie!
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I've had the pleasure of working with H&J Hospitality at both the Ithaca Yacht Club and Emerson Park Pavilion. My experience with them has been exceptional each time. Adrienne has been easy to contact and always very accommodating and easy to work with. The service they provide is second to none and the facilities they service are among the finest in the Fingerlakes region. You can be confident you will be well cared for in their hands!