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Joelle Shows · Getting married on 08/06/2021
Outstanding in every way!
Mike and his staff at Culinary Productions were absolutely wonderful to work with! The food was amazing! He worked with our budget and super flexible with the whole setting up for the wedding. His staff made our guests feel very comfortable (and safe with the whole Covid factor). He did some little extra touches that I didn't even request that made things just a little bit special. That is so hard to find these days. So I highly recommend Mike, his wonderful staff and his catering company, Culinary Productions! 5+++ :)Sent on 07/18/2020
Culinary Productions Inc.'s reply:We are so glad your day was a success! We try and treat each event as top priority! We are super excited that you noticed the small details that we noticed needed to be done to make your dream come true! We appreciate your kind words and we are proud our service and food was satisfactory! We hope to work with you again!
Sandy Haynes · Getting married on 01/10/2021
BEST Caterer in Pensacola
I am not sure where to begin my review for Culinary Productions, the food or the service? I guess there is one common link between the two: Mike DeSorbo. I’ll start with the food. I knew we had met our caterer when we left our taste testing in Mike’s kitchen—everything he prepared was delicious. My daughter is a “foodie” and this catering decision was very important to her and her fiancé’. Mike suggested we do several food stations placed strategically at our venue and we ultimately decided on 4 delicious options. We settled on the menu 7 months before the wedding, but that didn’t stop Mike from telling us we could change it up to the wedding week. Culinary Productions did a phenomenal job on the food, I am still receiving compliments on the variety and quality of each station.Sent on 11/03/2019
But coming in a close second to the food quality, and I mean very close, is Mike’s customer service. He would reach out to me just to check in, remind me of decisions from our last discussion or email, and offer to help in any way he could. On the wedding day Mike was on site working with other vendors to set up the tent in case some bad weather moved in on our reception. Mike wasn’t supposed to be at the venue at 9 am, but came down at the request of our planner and they all worked together to come up with the best plan, for the worst weather forecast. Mike brought 10 staff members to help for the reception and they were like busy bees, took care of EVERYTHING. They stayed until the very end and even helped load our cars.
For this mother of the bride, finding the right caterer was paramount. Hiring Mike @ Culinary Productions was one of the best decisions made for my daughter’s wedding. I have never hired a wedding reception caterer, but I have tasted my fair share of catered food. There is NO ONE better than Mike and his team at Culinary Productions.
Cristy Plain · Married on 02/10/2020
Adriene went above and beyond with customer service. It rained the entire day of my daughter's wedding. We had planned for a more bar outside. We assumed this was just not happening. When we walked into the reception and realized that Adriene had set up the smore bar inside (she went out on her own and bought sterno cans for guests to do their marshmallows.) we were beyond thrilled. Then we tasted the food, and it was fabulous. Many of our guests were from the restaurant business and could not say enough good things about the food and service. If you are in need of catering this place is hands down the best!Sent on 10/21/2019
Culinary Productions Inc.'s reply:We are so very pleased you received top notch service! We pride ourselves on treating clients like family! Thank you for the kind words and amazing review! It was our pleasure working with you on such an important day! Congrats to your daughter and new son in law!
Tracy · Married on 10/19/2019
I cannot speak highly enough of Mike, Adrainne, Omar ( for making sure the entire wedding party got the appetizers during photgraphy time) and the entire Culinary Productions staff. The menu offerings has something for everyone. Even better, if you have a favorite dish they will happily incorporate that into your menu for your special event. The meal was delicious, the staff make you feel like family and their knowledge and assistance for event planning vast. We had a budget to stick to, but liked some many of the food samples we tasted. Mike suggested we spilt the amount of each dish in two. This way we had double the food choices to offer our guests without doubling the cost. There was plenty of food for all. CP also offers many "extras" at no additional costs that other caterers charged for; such as travelling to the venue, setup, cake cutting, and making a Bride & Groom basket for later. If you are looking for a caterer to make your event speical look no further than Culinary Productions!!!!!!!!!Sent on 10/29/2019
Bethany · Married on 05/10/2019
Tasty, personable, flexible! Highly Reccommend
My wedding planner Renee Armour (with A Wedding Collection) hired Mike and his crew. The food was fabulous! All of our guests commented on how the food was delicious. I am a vegetarian and the crew special made my bride plate with all my faves. Each and every item was so so yummy! Love the variety of options they have for couples to totally cutomize their wedding dinner!Sent on 09/14/2019
Pat R · Married on 04/13/2019
Amazing Caterer - awesome food
We met with Mike D at Culinary Productions to cater our daughter's wedding. From the moment we met him, we knew we were in the right place. He is professional, knowledgeable, helpful and serves great food. He helped us plan the right variety of food for everyone's taste and also accommodated for those with dietary restrictions and allergies. He kept us calm in the planning stages and on the wedding day. He and his staff even pitched in to help with the last minute set up in the hall so that everything would be perfect. All the guests raved about the delicious food and variety! All the appetizers from fruit to chicken & waffles were perfect for a morning wedding and the buffet was delicious and plentiful. Would definitely recommend him and his staff!Sent on 05/22/2019
Christine · Married on 02/23/2019
The food was amazing!!
We got so many compliments on how good the food was! People especially loved the shrimp and grits bar!! CPI exceeded our expectations and really listened to what we wanted! The to go bag they packed for us was perfect as well! Everyone was nice and made sure we had everything we needed! Thank you CPI!Sent on 02/26/2019
Culinary Productions Inc.'s reply:It was definitely our pleasure to be a part of this beautiful event! Glad everyone liked the food!!! Best wishes!
Jenna · Married on 02/16/2019
Culinary Productions is professional, outstanding, and top notch!
Culinary Productions really went above and beyond at our wedding reception. From the moment we started planning, Mike and his staff were always available to help plan the perfect dinner for our guests. The food was amazing and the service was top of the line. Thank you again for helping us create such a special night.Sent on 03/08/2019
Culinary Productions Inc.'s reply:You are more than kind! It was our pleasure!!! The chef says thank you! Congratulations and best wishes again!
Jack · Married on 12/31/2018
Great food and great service
We used Culinary Productions for our rehearsal dinner and couldn't be happier. The food was delicious and Mike and his team were great to work with. The staff had great personalities and everyone loved them.Sent on 01/03/2019
Danielle · Married on 11/18/2018
Taco Bout A Wedding To Remember
My husband and I really wanted our wedding to truly reflect us. We both love fish tacos and when we saw that Mike offered a Taco Bar option we were honestly so excited. Mike made the whole process from the beginning so easy; he was always available by email or phone to answer any questions I may have. Our guests continue to talk about how awesome our wedding food was. It truly was a wedding to remember thanks to Mike and his lovely staff. We also booked our bartender through Culinary and he did not disappoint.Sent on 01/12/2019
Holly Burkel · Married on 11/17/2018
Amazing food, Amazing service
Mike and his crew were so easy to work with . Mike made sure that reception menu was just what we wanted and also worked with us on different options that we could explore to help us stay within budget. He was not shy talking about budget and was very transparent when it came to pricing; no hidden fee's or pop up expenses. But the best part? THE FOOD!!! Omg, the food was soo good! I still have people talking about how good the food was even months after the wedding. Large or small, they can knock your event menu out of the park!Sent on 01/08/2019
Lindsay · Married on 10/20/2018
Exceptional Service Team!
We hired Culinary Productions Inc. for our wedding caterer. Mike and all of his staff were exceptional! We are still receiving so many compliments on how amazing all of the food and service was! Mike truly understood exactly what we wanted and delivered more than our expectations! All of the staff went above and beyond to help set up and even transition our ceremony inside due to last minute rain. All of the staff made sure my husband and I were enjoying ourselves and had everything we needed and constantly checked on us all night long. They made sure we were able to get all of our food during the event and even packed a a to-go box for afterwards. Every single member of Mike's staff was exceptionally pleasant, helpful, and catering to us all night long! We couldn't have asked for a better caterer than Culinary Productions Inc. Not only was our food amazing our wedding was truly wonderful and smooth because of them!Sent on 12/10/2018
Kari · Married on 09/30/2018
Absolutely delicious and incredibly professional
Mike was incredible to work with! We threw a number of curveballs at him given different palates, dietary restrictions, and a multi-cultural menu. The team worked seamlessly with an Indian restaurant and their team. The food was incredible and I feel everything was fairly priced for the quality and service!Sent on 11/05/2018
Taylor · Married on 09/08/2018
Stop right now and look no further for your caterer. I cannot express how great this company was. From the beginning of wedding planning until the day of the wedding, Culinary Productions exceeded my expectations. They were always so quick to respond to my emails, answered all of my questions and even asked me questions I didn't think to ask myself. The day of the wedding, I couldn't have asked for a better group of people to help serve and bar tend. I didn't get to talk with them much but I received so many compliments on how awesome they were! At one point in the night someone had broken a glass on the dance floor, and in less than a minute they were there to clean it up with smiles on their face and even some cool dance moves!! We went with the BBQ menu, and it was phenomenal and reasonably priced! At the end of the night they packed up all the food, made my husband and I a plate then put the rest in the refrigerator. I cannot say enough good things about this company, and I am so pleased that I chose them for our special day! You won't be disappointed :)Sent on 09/27/2018
Erica · Married on 08/12/2018
Mike is amazing and his service is beyond anything I could have ever expected!Sent on 08/14/2018
Sydney · Married on 06/23/2018
Culinary Productions is the absolute best. Not once did I worry about the food or service I would receive while working with them. Their pricing is great for what they offer and no other caterers I met with even compared. Their food is DELICIOUS!! I am still hearing from guests how great it was. They can do absolutely anything you want. They are also extremely responsive. Dalise returned every email and call within a few hours of not immediately. The week of can be a little stressful but Culinary Productions eased every worry by assuring me that they were here to help with any last minute things and they came through with that promise! I’d recommend them to anyone and everyone!! Food amazing. People amazing. Price amazing. Serive amazing.Sent on 07/26/2018
Melody · Married on 04/28/2018
Future brides and especially DESTINATION brides: look no further for your caterer. Dalise and Mike with CP Inc were an amazing duo to have on my big day. From our first meeting, Mike and Dalise made us feel comfortable. Other caterers had made our meetings and tastings so formal and uncomfortable (and expensive!!). With Mike, I just told him what I had in mind and he had excellent suggestions to really make my dream come true. Are you interested in a mashed potato bar? Or a mac n cheese bar? No problem! Mike made it happen and didn't up-charge for extra toppings!! You won't find another caterer that does that. The food on the day of was just as delicious as it was when we did our tasting. Mike and Dalise also coordinated our table and chair rental. They were kind enough to come early to set up our centerpieces which took a lot of stress off us. Not only did my guests comment on how good the food was, but also how personable Mike's staff members were. Guests said the staff genuinely wanted them to have a great time!!Sent on 05/04/2018
But really, the show doesn't run without Dalise! I sent so many emails to Dalise and she ALWAYS responded SO quickly. It was amazing! Even the day before the wedding, I was still emailing her with questions and getting prompt answers in return.
I am so thankful for CP Inc and all of the hard work they did on our big day. I would absolutely recommend future brides to book with Culinary Productions Inc. Don't waste time looking elsewhere.
Meghan · Married on 02/24/2018
We are so very happy we went with CPI for our wedding catering!!! The food was absolutely delicious, and they were so great to work with throughout the planning process. From the first phone call with Mike, we were seriously impressed with the professionalism and customer service they offered. Dalise was extremely responsive over email about every detail or question I asked, which was so appreciated since we were planning the wedding from afar. They offered to help with lighting the candles, setting out our dessert trays of donuts (which were ordered elsewhere), arranging the napkins and other linens, and so many other things. We also used their bartending staff, and they were great!! They made sure everyone was having a great time, and they kept up the energy. The catering staff present at our wedding were amazing. They checked in with me and my husband often to make sure we were taken care of, and at the end of the night, we were given a literal basket of extra food for later, plus a bottle of champagne. They were a huge reason our reception turned out so nicely, and we can't thank them or recommend them enough!! They could easily get away with charging a lot more for their services, but they are reasonably priced and worth every penny, and more!! THANK YOU, CPI!Sent on 03/04/2018
Jordan · Married on 02/23/2018
Dalise and Mike were a dream team! I know there was many on their team, but they are who I worked with. They were so accommodating to my Taco theme! The food was so delicious! Even my new father-in-law (who doesn't like anything) said it was amazing! I give them 5 stars all around!!!Sent on 03/28/2018
Andi · Married on 12/09/2017
So glad we went with CPI to cater our wedding. Not only were their prices extremely reasonable but the quality of food was outstanding and their service was top notch. We made several changes to what we wanted to serve our guests as well as to items we were renting (tables, chairs, etc) and Dalise was incredibly patient and kind to us every step of the way. The wait staff was professional and extremely courteous. My new husband and I were both very impressed with them all around.Sent on 12/19/2017
Chelsea · Married on 11/18/2017
We used Culinary Productions Inc. to cater our wedding. Mike and his crew were fabulous from beginning to end! When I first met with Mike, he was friendly, laid back and willing to create the perfect menu within our budget and dietary needs. The food was absolutely delicious. I had many weddings guests tell me they went back for seconds and that it was some of the best food they've had at a wedding. I very highly recommend CPI for any of your catering needs. I will definitely be using Mike and his team again in the future.Sent on 02/04/2018
Bobbie · Married on 11/04/2017
When starting my wedding planning I was absolutely dreading selecting food and all the details that came with it. The task soon became my favorite part after finding Culinary Productions! Our first meeting with Mike was great. We built a menu that fit our budget and style of our wedding. My husband and I were able to bring three guests to our tasting which was fabulous! Dalise was absolutely amazing and great about reminding me of small details I would never have thought of and she was extremely fast at returning my emails...and there were many! Our wedding set-up was perfect and exactly how we discussed. The team was so fast and efficient I hardly knew they were there. We had waiters that served appetizers and even cleared the tables. The food was both hot and delicious and our guests absolutely LOVED it! At the end of the night we also got a lovely wedding basket full of food that we got to take on our honeymoon!Sent on 11/13/2017
Erica · Married on 10/15/2017
The words that come to mind when thinking about Culinary Productions are "wow", "amazing", "incredible"...the list goes on and on. When we met with Mike a year prior to our wedding date we knew right away this was the company we wanted to hire for our wedding. Mike was professional, easy to work with, easy to talk to, and he knows his stuff. He helped us put together a tentative menu and offered suggestions. Throughout the time leading up to our wedding we made several changes to our menu, number of guests, etc. and his staff was so helpful, accommodating, and understanding. They get back to you right away and answer all of your questions. It was so easy to keep in contact with them, we never had to worry about a thing. The day of our wedding Mike and his staff went above and beyond for us and our guests to make sure that everyone was well taken care of. It was like they were all part of the family. They were always there making sure everyone had enough food, messes were cleaned up, food and drinks were stocked, and they even helped clean me up when I got cake smashed in my face :) . They were absolutely superb. Our families raved about Culinary Productions days after the wedding. Everyone loved the food and the service and kept commenting on how helpful all of the staff was. Mike and his team really impressed and we are so glad we chose them to be a part of our wedding day. We would highly recommend Culinary Productions to anyone looking for the whole 9 yards with great quality food and service!Sent on 11/05/2017
Cathy · Married on 10/08/2017
Best ever. Best food,best service,best price. Simply the best !Sent on 10/12/2017
Holly R. · Married on 05/20/2017
I would not hesitate in contacting Culinary Productions. They are the very best!!!. The food was fantastic and service was spot on. Even their price was most reasonable, for all they gave me. Having never caterered an affair, Dalise guided me through the entire process, with great selections. She even answered the phone and returned calls, right away. You do not get that with all the caterers and having a good contact person, is important to me. She checked in with me all along and made great suggestions. They catered my rehearsal dinner of about 50-55, and it could not have gone any better. They saved the day for me. I should have used their bartender. My huge mistake. With my bartender never showing up and no ice or containers to cool the beer and wine, Mike and his staff stepped right in, never missing a beat, to get a bar going for the guests. I can not figure out how they did that, and where they magically got all the ice and items needed for a bar.Sent on 05/23/2017
The most important thing, the food was outstanding!!! It was so fresh. It could not have set out any time, before they served it. Everyone raved about it. The pasta with several sauces and the herb dusted chicken, was to die for ,and the deserts were heavenly . Have not had a good cannoli since moving here 5 years ago, and Mikes were great. The entire affair could not have gone any better or smoothly, even with the obstacles I threw in the way. I had nothing to worry about and was able to settle in and enjoy all the good company. The staff was so very polite and I could tell they wanted it to go well and seemed to really care about every detail. They were so very polite to all guests, and even the clean up at the end went well. We never felt rushed. They were so efficient in their job. I could go on and on, but bottom line is, i would never ever use anyone else in the future and will be recommending them to everyone. Mikes food and staff is top notch.