Let's Pretend Catering

57 Commerce Ave #3, South Burlington, VT 05403 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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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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Warm brie tartlet
Shrimp crisp
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Blue cheese
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Dessert
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Iced Tea
Iced Tea
Fall Salad
Fall Salad
Shrimp crisp
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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
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Moroccan grilled shrimp skewers
Moroccan grilled shrimp skewers

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26 Reviews for Let's Pretend Catering

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  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9
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    Kendall · Married on 09/15/2018

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    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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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    Katherine · Married on 09/16/2017

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    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
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    Our experience with Let's Pretend -- Daniel, Liane and the whole team -- was superb. They were wonderful to work with throughout our wedding planning process and helped us craft a uniquely Vermont menu that would also be healthy and light. Virtually everything was sourced from local Vermont farms and vendors -- from the absolutely incredible fall vegetables to the local Boyden Farm strip steak to the amazing Elmore bakery breads to the scrumptious Vermont cheeses. We opted for a family style meal to allow our guests to try it all. Most importantly, the final product in the food at our wedding was absolutely amazing, just simply A+ -- and our guests have raved about it ever since and have said it's the best wedding food they have ever had! The service was flawless and presentation beautiful, with our dishes coming out on a range of very cool clay and wood platters that Daniel sourced for us. The food was so good that my husband and I and a bunch of our friends even ate all the leftovers we had taken back with us alongside our brunch the next day. I don’t think I know anybody else who ate their leftover wedding food, but ours was too good not to! Daniel and Liane are both wonderful, caring, detail-oriented people, and we are grateful we had the opportunity to work with them on our wedding. Thank you Let's Pretend!

    Sent on 10/20/2017

    Let's Pretend Catering's reply:

    Thank you Katherine! It was such a pleasure getting to know all of you and planning such a special menu to go alongside all of the design details that you and Jackie put together. It was a stunning and beautiful day. Congratulations to you and Vin, we wish you all the best.

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Let's Pretend Catering FAQ

  • What is the average catering price per person for plated service? $ 85.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service? $ 85.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations? $ 100.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres? $ 15.00
  • 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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    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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