Weddings

H & J Hospitality

Ithaca, NY View map

About

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.

Cuisine
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$60

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

$50

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$45

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$18

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

Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$12

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine
Champagne Toast

What event services do you provide?

Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
BBQ
Caribbean
Chinese
French
German
Greek
Indian
Italian
Korean
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Seafood
Southern
Southwestern
Thai

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Kosher
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Liquor License
Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

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    Jennifer P. Married on 07/13/2019
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    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!
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    Melanie Married on 06/07/2019
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    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.

    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!
    --Julianna
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    Jacqueline Married on 07/14/2018
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    H&J Catering is a wonderful wedding catering business!
    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!
    You were a pleasure, and easy to work with. I'm so glad you and Timo had a great day, and I wish you many more years of happiness!
    Rene Peckham, Sales Manager H&J Hospitality

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

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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!

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602 West Buffalo Street Ithaca, NY, 14850
6078829609
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