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.
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Kaitlin · Married on 09/19/2015
Dustin was amazing to work with from start to finish for our wedding. He was very responsive and helpful and accommodating. He organized all of the table and linen rentals and is very knowledgable. He and his staff did a great job the evening of our wedding despite a huge rainstorm. All of our guests raved about the food. We are very glad we went with H&J!Sent on 11/12/2015
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!
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Laura · Married on 07/06/2018
I can't say enough good things about H&J--and especially Rene who was our "day of" coordinator. I put that in quotes because we were planning from afar and she really made the entire experience and planning process so easy. She also made sure that the decor and vision I had all came together. The food was all great--cocktail hour, apps, salads, and entrees. Thank you to the whole team--I would highly recommend H&J!!!Sent on 07/22/2018
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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!