Olivia Cooks for You is a boutique full service catering company providing highly personalized menus and services for your special day. Olivia is a professionally trained chef with over 25 years of experience in the New York City food and beverage service industry and personally creates and oversees your menu planning. In addition we have a team of highly experienced Wedding professionals to help guide you through the planning process and to make sure your wedding comes off without a hitch. We want nothing more than for you to be able to relax and enjoy this amazing time in your lives.
Recommended by 100% of couples
John Egan · Married on 11/10/2018
Tasteful In Every Way
Working with Olivia Cooks For You was easily one of the best parts of our entire Love Party experience. Professionalism was top notch, we were never worried or stressed along the way, and the food was hands-down a major highlight for our guests. Olivia worked with us to create a menu that reflected who we were, while bringing some her own creativity and expertise along the way. Honestly, after our initial tasting, the thing we looked forward to (dare I say even more than the ceremony?!?) was eating the food. Thanks for an incredible menu and overall experience, Olivia. We were utterly satisfied.
andrea · Married on 09/07/2018
Absolute PERFECTION!!! The food was the highest quality and mouth-watering, the presentation exquisite, the servers were 5-star-restaurant quality, and Olivia and her team were absolute pleasures to work with. Together we chose a stand-out menu that WOWed my guests. They literally couldn't stop talking about how DELICIOUS it was - they were naming each appetizer and dish in tremendous detail. So many of my guests told me they wished they had the same meal the next day! Most of my guests said it was the best wedding they ever attended, and food is one of the most critical parts! We had STUNNING, hand-passed appetizers including Salmon Tartar with Lemon and Fresh Chervil in Black Sesame Cone, Wild Mushroom and Rosemary Mini Arancini with Black Truffle Cream, Lamb Meatball in Spiced Tomato Sauce with Creamy Feta and Herb Dip, and many others, including crowd-pleasing, hand-shucked Oyster Bar. Dinner consisted of a MELT-IN-YOUR-MOUTH garlic and herb roasted Beef Tenderloin, Fresh Herb and Lemon Crusted Salmon with Chervil Cream, Wild Rice, Leek and Wild Mushroom Pilaf, and a bounty of in-season vegetable sides including Olivia's famous Creamy Yukon Gold Potato Purée.
All served family style which delighted my guests and facilitated an extra layer of bonding and love at each table.
When you start your wedding planning process, it can be overwhelming as you assess many possible vendors. BUT as soon as we met Olivia during the initial tasting, the food blew me away and we knew we had to work with her because she had the best energy & vibe, and incredible attention to detail and personal touch that really stood out among everyone else.
And that great care and attention came through in so many ways. Her execution partner, Christina, was a delight to work with during the entire planning process (which, for my venue, included managing the rentals). The entire process was effortless and the final product FAR EXCEEDED my expectations. Thank you, Olivia and Christina!!!
Joe · Married on 03/29/2018
I would highly recommend using Olivia Cooks for You to cater you wedding or event. From the moment we met Olivia, which was our first tasting, we felt very relaxed and confident. And the food was great, which always helps! She listened to our needs, tailored the service to our budget and was very easy to work and not at all pushy.
In the weeks leading up to the wedding, Olivia and her team really stepped up. Olivia gave us a second tasting so we could sample some more options before making final decisions on the menu. Then, when we went to our venue for our final walkthrough, we met her day-of coordinator, Carol. Carol was an absolute godsend and went above and beyond both on the day and leading up to it to make sure everything ran smooth and we had what we wanted. Carol took it upon herself to research and organize an ice cream stand for us last minute. It was a completely separate vendor from them so Olivia and her team didn't gain anything from it. Carol just did it to help us and reduce the last minute stress.
More importantly, the food on the day was delicious. We held a cocktail-style wedding so it was purely hors d'ouevres. The highlights for us included the rare beef tenderloin crostini with arugula aioli, the fish and chips, and the Asian flavors shrimp and chicken meatballs. My wife and I were running around during the food service (as anyone will on their wedding day) so we didn't get the chance to eat much. Carol therefore made sure there was a plate of food for us waiting in our suite so we could get the chance to enjoy it whenever we were ready.
All in all, having dealt with a number of vendors of varying quality, Olivia and her team stood out as a group who not only delivered quality food, but made our life easier and were a genuine partner in the planning of our wedding.
Thank you, Olivia, thank you,Carol, and thank you, Christina, for everything.