Let’s Pretend Catering is a wedding and special event catering company located in Burlington, Vermont. Relying on a network of local farmers and food producers, the chefs use only the freshest Vermont cheeses, produce, and meats to create high-quality, custom menus. Owners Daniel Samson and Liane Mendez began their catering journey in 1998. In 2004, they partnered with Barbara Bardin to create the present-day Let’s Pretend Catering. With their attentive, caring service and focus on creativity and menu design, the culinary team at Let’s Pretend Catering is here to make it easy for you to enjoy hosting and planning your wedding reception.
Every dish is handmade with a focus on quality and creativity. With an expansive culinary repertoire, the chefs at Let’s Pretend Catering specialize in preparing a variety of cuisine, including:
Delivery, set up, and clean up are provided along with catering services throughout Stowe, Shelburne, and Burlington. Catering services include but are not limited to:
28 Reviews for Let's Pretend Catering
Recommended by 98% of couples
Sarah C · Getting married on 04/09/2021
We had an amazing barn wedding here in Vermont with multiple amazing vendors, but throughout the evening and even days after the wedding, our guests are still going on and on about how amazing the food was. Let's Pretend exceeded all of our expectations. They incorporated some of our family recipes into the appetizers and everything was cooked absolutely perfectly on the day of the wedding. They even brought a tray of all the appetizers to me and my (now) husband to make sure we were able to try everything. We cannot recommend Let's Pretend highly enough - worth every single dollar. Thank you guys!Sent on 10/05/2019
Let's Pretend Catering's reply:Wow!! Thank you so much, Sarah. We loved being a part of your spectacular day :) We wish you and Chris nothing but happiness in your marriage!
George Williams III · Married on 07/20/2019
We cannot recommend Let's Pretend Catering enough! We live in Los Angeles, planning our upstate NY wedding from afar, which meant we didn't get to partake in any tastings. Let's Pretend was recommended by our wedding coordinator and we couldn't be happier with the results. Brandi was fantastic to work with throughout the process, guiding us through their robust menu, offering fantastic suggestions despite our admittedly vague criteria. Their staff was phenomenal, paying great attention to detail and our guests. Our wedding was held at an old family property with a... let's say, vintage, kitchen, but it wasn't an issue at all for the Let's Pretend Team. They came in early and, I mean this in the best way possible, it was like they weren't there. Never in the way, but always where you needed them. They even helped move our chairs from the ceremony to the reception area. Now... the food! We've been to plenty of weddings where the food is just fine. Without the opportunity to do any tastings, you could imagine our trepidation about going into our big meal blind. But Holy. Cow. Every damn menu item was absolutely delicious. From starter salads to desert, everything was perfect. We went with family style dishes which were a huge hit with our guests, allowing everyone to serve themselves just the right amount of food (though, much to our delight, there was a tiny bit of leftovers for us to snack on the next day). We did a coffee station and desert bar, and lemme tell you, their sweets were phenomenal. They damn near put me in a coma. All said, amazing food and an awesome staff. We would recommend in a heartbeat!Sent on 08/25/2019
Let's Pretend Catering's reply:We LOVED working with you two- and your guests were such a riot. We're so glad you had the perfect wedding- now we wish you the most wonderful lives EVER!!
Kendall · Married on 09/15/2018
Delicious food and amazing service
Since our wedding, I have received an incredible number of compliments on our food. It truly was delicious and showcased all that Vermont has to offer. But, equally important, the overall level of customer service that we received from Let's Pretend was spectacular. From helping us plan out the timing of the whole day, to the menu, to all the little questions we had along the way, to the execution of the big day itself, everything was flawless and every single employee we interacted with was extremely nice, flexible, professional, and accommodating. They are lovely people who make amazing food and who really know how to bring an event together. They gave us great advice backed up with tons of experience. I cannot recommend them more highly.Sent on 10/21/2018
I love the owner Leanne. She is incredibly positive, organized, professional and smart. You are in good hands if you hire them.