Let's Pretend Catering

118 Community Lane, South Burlington, VT 05486 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. 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 Vermont. 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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Mini maine crab cakes with spicy aioli
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Warm mozzarella canapé with pesto and tomatoes
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Custom VT artisan cheese board
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Mini grilled flatbread with drunken fig jam, VT blue cheese, and arugula
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Chilled cucumber soup with mâche & beet salad
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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
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Miniature red velvet cupcakes
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Shrimp crisp
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Dessert
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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
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Mini Samosa
Appetizer Sampler
Appetizer Sampler
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Moroccan grilled shrimp skewers
Moroccan grilled shrimp skewers

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30 Reviews for Let's Pretend Catering

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9
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    Sarah · Married on 04/09/2021

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

    Absolutely perfect

    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!
  • Polina

    Polina · Married on 09/19/2020

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

    Amazing Wedding Catering

    We had to replan our whole wedding to downsize due to COVID - which, ultimately is a decision we do not regret. As a result, we had to find new vendors, and catering was a big one to shift. Luckily, we found Let's Pretend and had them cater our new, smaller wedding. We did not get to do a tasting due to timing.

    Let's Pretend was incredible. Before even getting to the food and service, Brandi and Liane were communicative, informative, and answered any and all questions I had. The options presented looked delicious, and we quickly decided on LP for our wedding day food. It was a decision we do not regret in the least. Everything we got was absolutely delicious - the hors d'oeuvres, the meal, the late night snacks we decided to get. Our guests raved about everything to us after. The service was incredible as well - our day did not go exactly according to plan, but everyone was so wonderful, and accommodating, and we actually had a tray of apps brought over to us during our photos without us having to say a word, which was so thoughtful. Everyone was constantly making sure myself and my husband had everything we needed. They took precautions to make sure their servers were safe during all this as well.

    Overall, I do not have a single complaint about Let's Pretend and the service on our wedding day. Without hesitation, I would recommend them if you're looking for delicious, seasonal food that everyone would like!

    Sent on 09/28/2020
  • Sarah

    Sarah · Married on 08/17/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    The best food and the best service

    Im so happy I hired Let's Pretend Catering for our special day. They were so easy to work with and really helped tie all the final pieces together.

    The food was DELICIOUS! They source everything from local farms and vendors which was really important to me. Our friends and family were raving about how good it was for weeks. They even did our wedding cake! I can't recommend them enough!

    Sent on 02/17/2020

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Let's Pretend Catering FAQ

  • 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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Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

  • Officiant Carmen George Wedding Officiants

    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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  • 118 Community Lane South Burlington, VT, 05486 See on map
    802-372-3722 (Phone number)
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