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:
Recommended by 98% of couples
Christine · Married on 10/22/2016
We had the most amazing experience with Let’s Pretend! As an out-of-state couple, planning out catering appointments and finding out everything we needed to take care of could have been very hectic, but the team at Let’s Pretend worked with our schedule, scheduled a tasting and walk through during wedding season to accommodate us, and helped us stay organized on on-top of our deadlines. The day-of coordination was more than we could have hoped for. The team set up all of our items (guestbook, centerpieces, flowers, everything!). They ensured we were fed and got drinks during cocktail hour, and had specific staff check in on us throughout the night. Our manager worked with the other vendors to ensure our day stayed on schedule and we could relax. It rained on our wedding day, and the folks from Let’s Pretend made quick changes to keep all of our guests comfortable, warm, and fed. Above all of that, the food was AMAZING and our guests couldn’t stop talking about it, especially during cocktail hour. We could not recommend these guys more!Sent on 02/12/2017
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.