Let's Pretend Catering

57 Commerce Ave #3, South Burlington, VT 05403 Map · Phone number
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About Let's Pretend Catering

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.

Cuisine

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:

  • American
  • Asian
  • British
  • Cajun
  • Caribbean
  • French
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Southern
  • Southwestern
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Services Offered

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:

  • Buffet
  • Cake cutting
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • French service
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Servers
  • Stations
  • Tastings
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Moroccan grilled shrimp skewers
Moroccan grilled shrimp skewers
Mini maine crab cakes with spicy aioli
Mini maine crab cakes with spicy aioli
Warm mozzarella canapé with pesto and tomatoes
Warm mozzarella canapé with pesto and tomatoes
Local beef skewers
Local beef skewers
Walnut & blue cheese savories and fresh fruit skewers
Walnut & blue cheese savories and fresh fruit skewers
Boucher family blue cheese
Boucher family blue cheese
Jasper Hill Sleeper Moses cheese.
Jasper Hill Sleeper Moses cheese.
Vermont blue cheese wrapped dates
Vermont blue cheese wrapped dates
Walnut & blue cheese savories
Walnut & blue cheese savories
Custom VT artisan cheese board
Custom VT artisan cheese board
Mini grilled flatbread with drunken fig jam, VT blue cheese, and arugula
Mini grilled flatbread with drunken fig jam, VT blue cheese, and arugula
Chilled cucumber soup with mâche & beet salad
Chilled cucumber soup with mâche & beet salad
Herb and mustard crusted lamb chops
Herb and mustard crusted lamb chops
Spinach salad with strawberries and VT chèvre
Spinach salad with strawberries and VT chèvre
Summer vegetable Napoleon with a quinoa salad base
Summer vegetable Napoleon with a quinoa salad base
Petite carrot cupcakes.
Petite carrot cupcakes.
Vermont apple cider doughnuts
Vermont apple cider doughnuts
Blackberry fruit tartlets
Blackberry fruit tartlets
Miniature red velvet cupcakes
Miniature red velvet cupcakes
Double fudge brownies
Double fudge brownies
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Raw bar
Raw bar
Warm brie tartlet
Warm brie tartlet
Shrimp crisp
Shrimp crisp
Finishing touch
Finishing touch
Blue cheese
Blue cheese
Crisps
Crisps
Dessert
Dessert
Iced Tea
Iced Tea
Fall Salad
Fall Salad
Shrimp crisp
Shrimp crisp
GF/DF Macaroons
GF/DF Macaroons
Mini Grilled Cheese
Mini Grilled Cheese
Beef Canape
Beef Canape
Stuffed Mushrooms
Stuffed Mushrooms
Spring Rolls
Spring Rolls
Dessert Bar
Dessert Bar
Plated Salmon
Plated Salmon
Biryani
Biryani
Chutney Station
Chutney Station
Mini Samosa
Mini Samosa
Appetizer Sampler
Appetizer Sampler
 Cheese table
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Cheese table
 Raw bar
Raw bar
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Moroccan grilled shrimp skewers
Moroccan grilled shrimp skewers

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28 Reviews for Let's Pretend Catering

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9
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    George Williams III · Married on 07/20/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Phenomenal!

    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!!
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    Kendall · Married on 09/15/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
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    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

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Let's Pretend Catering FAQ

  • What is the average catering price per person for plated service?
    $ 85
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    $ 85
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    $ 100
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?
    $ 15
  • 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
  • What event services do you provide?
    Delivery
    Set Up
    Clean Up
  • What catering services do you provide?
    Breakfast / Brunch
    Buffet
    Cake
    Cake Cutting
    Cocktail Reception
    Custom Menu
    Dessert
    Family Style
    French Service
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Lunch
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tapas
    Tastings
  • What types of cuisine do you cater?
    American
    Asian
    BBQ
    British
    Cajun
    Caribbean
    Chinese
    French
    German
    Greek
    Indian
    Italian
    Japanese
    Latin American
    Local
    Mediterranean
    Mexican
    Middle Eastern
    Russian
    Sandwiches
    Seafood
    Southern
    Southwestern
    Spanish
    Thai
    Vietnamese
  • What dietary needs can you accommodate?
    Gluten Free
    Lactose Free
    No Pork
    Nut Free
    Organic
    Vegan
    Vegetarian

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  • Officiant Carmen George
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    I love the owner Leanne. She is incredibly positive, organized, professional and smart. You are in good hands if you hire them.

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  • 57 Commerce Ave #3 South Burlington, Vermont, 05403 See on map
    802-327-0765 (Phone number)

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