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Lisa · Married on 07/12/2019
July 2019 wedding
Working with Peg was a breeze! She was very responsive and flexible working with our budget. Her recommendations were honest and most appreciated. I would definitely hire her again if looking for an event caterer. Our guests fell in love with the shrimp and bacon skewers and the pork belly bites.Sent on 07/21/2019
Ate O Ate Catering's reply:Thanks Lisa,
Bailey · Married on 07/06/2019
From day one, we knew that Peg and her team at Ate O Ate would be incredible and they did not disappoint. Peg offered us two tastings to ensure we were 100% comfortable with the menu, she was open to any and all questions throughout the process and the food was OUTSTANDING. We had so many people mention at the wedding (and in the weeks following) how delicious the food was at the wedding. Lastly, I think the absolute best part of Ate O Ate is that Peg is a wedding guru. She is unbelievably knowledgeable about all things wedding and was such an amazing resource for us along the way. We HIGHLY recommend Ate O Ate!Sent on 08/25/2019
Alex Da Silva · Married on 06/01/2019
Amazing Caterer for our Special Day
Ate O Ate is the best! The food was amazing, the staff were incredibly helpful and professional and the overall experience from start to finish was the best we've had with any caterer. Peg and Rich are truly gems. They went above and beyond their responsibilities as our caterers to help us ensure that the day went perfectly. We wish we could eat their food every day!Sent on 06/15/2019
Jessica · Married on 08/25/2018
There are not enough wonderful things I could say about Peg and her team. Her attention to detail, her commitment to making the day your absolute dream is exactly what every caterer and vendor for that matter, should strive for. Peg made sure from the moment we first talked to truly understand the day we were looking for, for our wedding, not only just what we wanted in food, but in every aspect, so she understood us as a couple. She invites you up to do a tasting which she does in a way to give you an experience of what to expect on your big day. Peg is accommodating, she is professional, she KNOWS HER STUFF, and she makes absolutely OUT OF THIS WORLD food. We are so lucky to of had her and her team with us on our wedding day, they did such a fantastic job, and no detail was left undone. Peg is so responsive, and willing to help you plan every detail to make sure the day runs as smoothly as possible. There is nothing worse than a wedding with terrible food, and our guests are STILL talking about how wonderful and delicious everything was. Thank you Peg, we could not have been happier, or luckier to have you with us for our wedding.Sent on 08/29/2018
laura · Married on 08/18/2018
Peg and Rich!! It has been over a month since 808 catered the most important party we will probably ever throw. It was flawless. The flow of the day/evening, the food, the bartending, the service. Peg was so forthcoming when I had requests for changes close to the wedding date, she never made me feel like I was being unreasonable, she calmed us down the week of the wedding and made sure we knew that everything was under control. And it truly was, 808 is a well oiled machine. The servers made sure that Joe and I had a drink in our hand and that we got a taste of our appetizers. More than providing an exceptional service and great food on the wedding day, the tastings were AWESOME - they were absolutely our favorite part of wedding planning. The only regret we have is that we never got to meet Rich and thank him for the amazing food. Thank you, 808. We hope we get to work together/see you guys again.Sent on 10/01/2018
Ate O Ate Catering's reply:Oh Laura, thank you so much! We had such a great time working at your very special event! I hope our paths cross again! Lol, and yes, Rich really does exist! I swear!
Amy · Married on 08/11/2018
Peg and Rich of Ate o Ate do great work. We hired them for our recent wedding and they were flexible and helpful. Many guests noted how fantastic the food was, especially the chicken in a lemon chive pan sauce, the farro salad, and the short ribs. No mediocre wedding food here - your guests will eat well and enjoy themselves. The staff is helpful and friendly and will make sure the bride and groom actually eat by bringing you appetizers during your family photos! I can’t say enough good things about them.Sent on 08/15/2018
Also - they have an in house baker they work with who made a truly spectacular wedding cake for us!
Ate O Ate Catering's reply:Thanks so much Amy. It was our pleasure.
Danielle · Married on 08/04/2018
From the moment we hired Ate-O-Ate until the end of our wedding day, everything was perfect! Peg worked hand-in-hand with us before our contract was even signed. Ate-O-Ate was truly the best choice for us and our wedding. We had three amazing food tastings, which Peg worked with us amazingly to organize because we live three hours away. She was even all smiles when we had to bring our dog to one of them and he was not the most cooperative. All of the tastings were unbelievable. The food was fresh, plated amazingly, and it felt as though we were family coming into her house for a holiday meal. While Peg and Rich are truly amazing, Heidi who is part of the Ate-O-Ate staff is the best as well! We had one of our food tastings with her and not only was she very informative but also so sweet! We were able to pick and choose from a large list of their fresh food for our cocktail hour and dinner. My favorite food is tuna tar-tar and I was able to get that as an appetizer for cocktail hour. My husband and I decided to extend our cocktail hour for our wedding but were met with transportation issues. What we wanted to be over an hour cocktail hour got cut short because of our transportation company, High Esprit De Corps. This was no fault of Ate-O-Ate however, they truly saved the day. Heidi came right up to us after the ceremony and did everything in her power to make the cocktail hour run smoothly. Ate-O-Ate was able to change their whole plan in order for us to have the best possible day. From the moment the food arrived until dessert, everything went perfect! Not only was the food staff amazing but the bartenders were great as well! We had a big drinking crew and there was never a line for drinks. We hired two bartenders to stay for two extra hours and they were awesome! I would highly recommend Ate-O-Ate caterers to anyone looking for unbelievable food and incomparable service. Thank you for everything and we hope to stay in touch!Sent on 08/30/2018
Ate O Ate Catering's reply:Ryan and Danielle,
Marie · Married on 06/23/2018
Peg (and Rich, although I don't think we ever met him in person!!) were lifesavers in the whole wedding process!! They were so quick to email back, and always made us feel like things were under control - an important part of keeping us stress-free! All of our tastings were amazing and the food was also excellent at the wedding - people have mentioned how impressed they were with the food a number of times. Peg was also really good about explaining what the different options were and whether it was cost effective or not, which as wedding planning newbies, made our life so much easier.Sent on 07/04/2018
Overall, we are so happy with our decision to hire Ate o Ate - one of the best we made throughout the wedding planning!!! One word of warning - they get booked up early, so start talking to them as quickly as you can! My sister who also got married up there in 2015 wasn't able to book them, even with a year's notice, so we were prepared this time and reached out a year and a half early, and still had other people asking about our date!
Thanks again Peg and to your whole team!!!
Erin · Married on 06/23/2018
Peg and her team are top notch! She guided us through what rentals we needed, responded in a timely and professional manner, and really put my mind at ease. She accommodated some special dietary needs we had too. I recommend them completely- I honestly slept better at night knowing that she was on the job!Sent on 07/08/2018
Caitlin · Married on 06/16/2018
Peg and Rich were amazing to work with and there food was delicious and beautifully presented! couldn't have been happier with how everything came together. Peg was extremely helpful in organizing other venders ie. linens and tableware. My wedding would have been a completely different experience for my guests if it wasn't for Peg! Ate O' Ate is the best!Sent on 06/25/2018
Ate O Ate Catering's reply:Thanks so much Caitlin. I will mis working with you. You are a gem!!!
Tina · Married on 06/07/2018
Peg and her crew went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect for our June wedding! They were a pleasure to work with! Highly recommended!! Oh, and their food was phenomenal too! So tasty!Sent on 06/26/2018
Sara · Married on 05/19/2018
Ate O Ate catered our wedding and it was the best catered food I’ve ever had. Peg was great to work with and created a custom menu of mediterranean/middle eastern food for us. The lamb lollipops were out of this world, everything was so fresh and tasty. The whole team was great and even though it was muddy and rainy they rallied and we had a great day. Our guests raved about the food. I would highly recommend them for any event.Sent on 05/20/2018
Lauren · Married on 04/21/2018
Where to begin! :) Working with Ate O Ate was absolutely wonderful from start to finish! From my first inquiry (which Peg answered instantly) I knew they were the ones! Peg was the first caterer we spoke to that actually made me feel like a human planning a wedding and not just a number on a spreadsheet. She was completely flexible with us, from our ideas to our budget and what we wanted to achieve. We threw her a wild card by wanting a '20's themed wedding with dinner served ala russe and they completely delivered & blew us away! Not only did Peg take the time to be available via phone, email, facetime, etc, but she made several site visits to our venue that was 1.5 away from her to be sure it'd all be be good to go. Peg & Rich also invited both sets of our parents to our 2nd tasting (which are held in their home) and made the whole experience feel so special!Sent on 08/17/2018
She went above and beyond to coordinate all the rentals and helped us plan down to the last logistical detail. I have a hard time letting go of control and the instant I met Peg my family and I felt completely at ease and knew they would completely rock it. We had the reuben fritters, crab wontons, and pork meatballs, as well as braised short ribs, butternut squash lasagna, bourbon chicken, and mashed potatoes with roasted asparagus. Our guests raved about being able to indulge in all the options and I still get people asking me if I can get the recipe for that lasagna.
The staff was all completely wonderful and I had several people tell me how friendly, helpful, and happy they were throughout the whole night. I think one of our drunken friends asked for a corndog midway through dinner (it was the kids meal) and the whole table erupted into cheers when they came back with one!
If you are looking for a caterer who will make you feel like you are family, who will deliver on their word, make the process smooth, and who will keep your guests talking about the food for months afterwards- BOOK THEM NOW :)
Ate O Ate Catering's reply:Oh Lauren, this brought tears to my eyes! Can’t wait to share it with the staff! We LOVED working with you and Ryan, LOVED the venue, and LOVED Monica (planner) Please keep in touch!
Michelle · Married on 10/08/2017
We cannot rave enough about Peg and Rich. From the very beginning, they welcomed us into their home to try their delicious food and were incredibly warm, thoughtful while building our menu and professional through the entire wedding planning. There are so many good things to say I'm not even sure where to start but I'll go with the food first-Sent on 06/30/2017
We wanted to do family style for our wedding dinner and Peg was on top of it from day one. She suggested a butternut squash lasagna and, even after my husband and I both were like "eh, we don't really like butternut squash" she insisted we try it. It blew us away. We went with this for our main dish and our guests are still talking about it. I cannot recommend it enough!
In addition, we wanted to have our entire wedding be Vegetarian...which a lot of chefs don't do a great job with. Peg and Rich helped us come up with the most inventive and delicious menu all without meat. They put so much care and thought into what would make the most sense to serve. We were beyond impressed, as were our guests. We had savory crepes, almond encrusted jarlsberg, grilled asparagus, strawberry shortcake, and the list goes on. Our menu was perfect. The food was served perfectly. We have been to soooo many weddings were the food was pretty blah and you could tell not much thought was put into it....this is not Ate O Ate.
Aside from their incredible food, Peg has the most wonderful staff. They were so professional, kind and it was clear they had a lot of respect for Peg and Rich and took pride in their job. Even when it started to rain on our outdoor dinner, they were smiling and still having fun while helping the guests get indoors and getting drinks/food over to us. We are so grateful for all their hard work.
Lastly, I have to thank Peg for helping me do the rentals order. Being that this was our first wedding and first event ever of this size, we had no idea where to begin. Peg walked us through the whole process. You guys are the best!
Dan · Married on 09/23/2017
Peg, Rich and the whole team at Ate O Ate made our wedding day perfection!! They are responsive, attentive and just good people! The food was incredible and our friends/family could not stop complimenting. They brought us our bites from cocktail hour during our photos and even brought over drinks for us to enjoy! It was an absolute pleasure working with them! They really do go above and beyond to make sure everything is perfect, I never stressed. Peg was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. They even replicated my grandmother's cake recipe which was so special!! I highly recommend using them for any event and hope to work with them again!!Sent on 10/05/2017
Ate O Ate Catering's reply:Hi Dan and Erin,
Grant · Married on 09/09/2017
Working with Peg and Rich means you become part of the Ate O Ate family. We felt so comfortable from day one, and enjoyed working with Ate O Ate to ensure our menu, drinks, service and presentation were just right. All of Ate O Ate’s food is delicious—we had a blast tasting many of the offerings and it was truly difficult to finalize our menu because we wanted everything!Sent on 11/12/2017
On the big day, the team delivered a meal greater than our wildest dreams. Every detail was perfect—from food that accommodated guests’ dietary restrictions to Peg making sure we got a taste of everything while we ran around to take photos—we felt so taken care of. Our guests too are still raving about how helpful and kind the staff was during our reception.
Peg, Rich and the entire Ate O Ate team are truly the best of the best!
Christine · Married on 08/19/2017
Peg and her team were an absolutely dream to work with. From the moment we met at our first tasting, Peg treated us as though we were family enjoying a delicious meal in her home. Every step of the way Peg was there to guide us and give us advice about not only our menu, but every aspect of our special day. On the day of our wedding we were treated like a king and queen. Peg ensured that while we took our formal photos a member of her team brought us a platter from our cocktail hour! No detail was overlooked the entire evening. The bar staff did an incredible job serving up our signature cocktail and ensuring that guests did not have to wait for a drink. Upon being served dinner our guests raved about every single selection, and not one individual left without a fully satisfied stomach! For dessert Peg dazzled with the most amazing dessert table. From our perfectly frosted "naked cake" to our mini mason jar desserts, each guests' sugary dreams came true! We truly had the time of our lives, and we highly recommend Peg & the AteoAte team for not only weddings but any catered event. They go above and beyond to make sure every detail is executed perfectly and with a warm smile on their faces!Sent on 08/21/2017
Ate O Ate Catering's reply:Thank you so much!!! As I already told the two of you, it was such a pleasure working with you both. Our very best to you now and always. XXXOOO
Sarah · Married on 08/12/2017
Peg at Ate O Ate catering is AMAZING. She is so easy to work work with and responds quickly via email which trust me is something you need when you're getting down to the wire. She was absolutely my favorite vendor at my wedding and I don't say that lightly because I had some awesome vendors. This review is on a scale from 1 to 5 but believe me she deserves a 10 in all categories - above and beyond. We had rave reviews about the food all night, both appetizers and main courses. Everything was timed perfectly and the wait staff was professional and friendly to our guests. I highly recommend Ate O Ate if you can get them!Sent on 08/23/2017
Ate O Ate Catering's reply:Thank you so much Sarah. What a fabulous day and we so enjoyed being part of it. Best to you both, and thanks again.
Dana · Married on 07/22/2017
It was such a delight to work with Peg, Rich, and staff throughout the wedding planning process. Since day one they were extremely accommodating, kind, paitent and professional. They took times out of their busy schedules to meet with my husband alongside our families to discuss our menu and taste their wonderful and delcious dishes on more than one occasion. On top of their professionalism their food is incredible and you will leave wanting more! You can guarantee when Ate O Ate caters your wedding or any event you will be having one of the best meals and your guests will be raving about the food for weeks after! Try the Rueben fritters you won't regret it, to die for!Sent on 07/31/2017
Ate O Ate Catering's reply:Dana, So many thanks for the glowing review. It was our pleasure!!! Wishing you the every best and hoping our paths cross again someday.
Brianna · Married on 06/03/2017
Ate-O-Ate provided catering for our June 2-3 2017 wedding weekend. Peg, Rich, and their crew were all excellent and we cannot recommend them highly enough! Peg worked with my husband and me throughout the process not only to plan food and specialty cocktail menus for both our rehearsal dinner, cocktail hour, and reception that fit our budget and taste, but also did all of the leg work for the necessary rentals for both of our events (which saved us a TON of frustration and stress), to help us find other vendors, and to flexibly work around our schedule for tastings. The versatility of their menu is impressive! For our rehearsal dinner, we did a BBQ menu and our guests were floored by how delicious the entire menu was (even our Southern guests who had high expectations for BBQ were pleased!). For our reception, Peg and Rich worked with us to create a menu that was delicious, unique (e.g., watermelon gazpacho starter), and had something for our many guests with dietary restrictions. We have gotten so many compliments on the food at our wedding! Overall, Peg and Rich went above and beyond for us and choosing them as caterers was one of our best decisions made throughout our wedding planning ?? We will miss working with them!Sent on 06/15/2017
Courtney · Married on 10/08/2016
We love ateOate! Every moment of working with them was a joy and their food is absolutely delicious! Peg, Rich and their staff are quite simply the very best there is! We love them!Sent on 10/25/2016
Jill · Married on 09/04/2016
Peg, Rich, and the staff always go the extra mile to make sure their food no only tastes great, but looks like a work of art. Their staff has been with them for years and are perfectly trained to provide excellent service and always with a smile. They are a pleasure to work with at any wedding! If they are catering, I can be sure that my staff and I will have a wonderful meal!Sent on 10/05/2016
Ate O Ate Catering's reply:Thanks so much Jill...feeling is mutual.
Emily · Married on 08/27/2016
Wow, wow, wow! Ate O Ate, Peg, Rich and their entire staff absolutely knocked it out of the park and made our already incredible wedding weekend over the top. We looked into many other caterers in the area but as soon as we spoke to Peg, we didn't look any further! Their diverse and delicious menu using seasonal & local produce and farm to table style combined with Peg's warmth and professionalism completely won us over. Throughout the entire planning process, Peg was available and timely in her responses which made a stressful time much easier and truly enjoyable. She went above and beyond her call of duty and helped with planning and organizing as well. We hired Ate O Ate to cater our Friday night welcome dinner and Saturday night reception. Friday night was "off the truck" serving a variety of gourmet sandwiches, slaw, mac & cheese and fries. For our reception, Ate O Ate served family style food - everything from butternut squash lasagna to braised grass-fed short ribs. Our guests have not stopped raving about the service, the catering staff, their attention to detail and quality of service and of course, the food, saying it was the best wedding food they've ever had! We couldn't agree more! They were also able to accommodate our guests with food allergies, which was greatly appreciated by all.Sent on 09/21/2016
We can't say enough about Ate O Ate and would highly recommend them to all foodies out there who appreciate professionalism, creativity, attention to detail, and fabulous food!
Hannah · Married on 08/13/2016
We used Ate.O.Ate for our rehearsal dinner and we couldn't be happier with how it turned out! We did a tapas style menu - we used some of their suggested dishes and they made some new items that we suggested to them. Everything was delicious and our guests couldn't stop raving about the food. Peg and Rich weren't able to attend the event, but they came over the day before with Rieley and the rest of the team to make sure everything was good to go for the event. They are all super sweet and made the event amazing. I would definitely recommend them for any event!! :)Sent on 09/10/2016
Jessica · Married on 07/23/2016
I cannot say enough about ate o ate! They came highly recommended from a friend, and after doing a tasting with them (which in itself was one of the best meals I've ever had) we decided to book them for our wedding reception this past July. Our family and friends are still talking about their food! Peg was awesome to work with and made the entire wedding process so so easy for us. She wasn't just helpful when it came to the food, but the rentals and advice on what vendors to use upstate (we are from out of town) and actually just wedding advice in general. There were days when I would receive emails from her just checking in on me to see how everything was and making sure I wasn't too stressed. This in itself was something I was so grateful for, Peg wasn't just our caterer but she became a great friend! Plus, their staff are also nothing short of amazing. They went above and beyond the day of our wedding. You won't have any worries when you use Ate o Ate...definitely book them now!Sent on 09/15/2016
Ate O Ate Catering's reply:Oh Jess!!!! Thank you so much. It was a fabulous event! Hope you are relaxing and enjoying married life!!!! Keep in touch!