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Robbie E. · Getting married on 04/02/2022
Willing to work with special needs or requests. Catering orders are always punctual and complete, including all needed serving utensils, making event management stress-free.Sent on 09/08/2020
Aubrey R. · Getting married on 07/01/2021
Above and Beyond
David's BBQ exceeds expectations. I cannot stress how much Bobby and Alicia did for us.Sent on 02/02/2020
I'm not the biggest fan of BBQ, and going into our initial taste test, I wasn't intending on booking with David's, but the quality of the food and Bobby's pitch on helping with decorations and some of the logistics of the wedding completely changed my mind.
Bobby and Alicia were very flexible, updating the invoice every time we made a change, and nailed the recipes we provided for our preferred appetizers and signature drinks.
In addition to cooking and serving the food, David's took care of setting up and tearing down all the decorations and tables at the reception venue. Bobby used a combination of decorations we provided, as well as some of his own, and even made signs for us. When we realized that we didn't have linens, Bobby and Alicia took care of arranging the required rentals and added the cost to our invoice.
On the day of, Bobby and his staff went out of their way to make sure that my husband and I got our food and drinks, and acted almost like a second set of coordinators.
Bobby did seem a little forgetful at times during the planning period, mixing up times and some details during in-person discussions, but with all the different events he's dealing with at the same time, I can't say I wouldn't do the same. This slight hiccup did not affect the final outcome of the wedding in any way; everything went perfectly the day of, and we couldn't be happier with our choice to hire David's BBQ to cater or wedding.
David's BBQ & Catering's reply:Thank you for your feedback. If it’s okay Alicia and I would like to address your concerns privately on Monday.
Brittany W. · Married on 11/14/2020
Amazing, best service and great staff!
Davids and his crew were on top of everything! They decorated my tables exactly how I wanted them and the food was amazing! Multiple guests complimented the quality of food and the service they received from the staff! My husband and I were waited on like royalty! Definitely recommend!Sent on 11/16/2020
Savannah P. · Married on 11/14/2020
These servers were awesome. We were never thirsty or hungry. We had a "personal caterer/assistant" that checked on us where ever we were. At one point we were taking photos away from the cocktail area, and our caterer ran out to the site and brought us a bit of all of our appetizers so we could taste them before they ran out. After our dances, they were right there with cold water and asking if we needed anything. The food was really good!! And I love their decorations program. They helped our reception area look beautiful.Sent on 11/19/2020
Natalie A. · Married on 03/07/2020
Way above and beyond!
Way above and beyond! That is how I would describe our entire wedding catering/planning experience with Bobby and the entire crew at David’s BBQ & Catering. Our (first and only) tasting was at David’s and it was a great experience! From the minute we walked in, we were catered to like we had already hired them. Bobby sat us down at a table that was covered with an array of appetizer samples, dinnerware examples, menus, price sheets...essentially all of the information we were looking for. We sat down and began sampling their delicious appetizers while Bobby quickly got us drinks. When he returned, he went through a brief, yet very detailed powerpoint that showcased what David’s is all about when it comes to catering weddings. In particular, he highlighted the importance they place on customer service and how we, as the bride and groom, would have a server assigned to us throughout the night. We were very impressed with everything to this point. Once he finished his presentation and thoroughly answered the questions we had, they served us a fantastic dinner that allowed us to sample most of the menu. The portion sizes easily filled us up and we were able to take home the leftovers. While we ate dinner, Bobby left us alone so we could privately discuss our impression thus far (spoiler: we were already blown away).
After finishing dinner, Bobby showed us the extensive and varied collection of decor items they had available for their clients. They had tons of items that we loved and ultimately ended up using, which saved us lots of money on decorations. Although it was our one and only tasting, we booked with David’s the very next day. During the planning process, Bobby always promptly responded to emails and texts (there were a lot) and made himself available on multiple occasions so that we could come to David’s with our coordinator to set up mock table arrangements and evaluate their decor items. He made many great table arrangements and decor-related suggestions that we would not have come up with without him.
Based on how the planning process went, we had sky-high expectations for our actual wedding day, and Bobby and his crew exceeded every one of them. They arrived early and had everything set up and ready to go in no time. As soon as our ceremony was over, the server assigned to take care of us had a tray with our specialty drinks and delicious appetizers ready for us so we could have a much needed drink and snack before family photos. As soon as the reception started, my wife and I each had a server assigned to us that brought us drinks and made sure we had plenty to eat (as promised). The food was incredible and both of our families were raving about how delicious it was, which is really impressive because there are a lot of food snobs on my side of the family. Not only was the quality of food fantastic, but the quantity of food they brought was even larger than we expected and not a single person left our reception hungry. The service was also excellent during dinner. They made sure to keep water glasses full during dinner so everyone could stay hydrated for all the dancing to come. They also did a great job of quickly and discreetly cleaning up after dinner and transitioning to dessert. We got the funnel cake fries with the strawberry and chocolate dipping sauces, all of which were absolutely to die for. Most of our guests were getting down on the dance floor and did not notice that the funnel cake fries had been put out, so Bobby took it upon himself to bring around trays of the funnel cake fries to everyone on the dance floor to make sure everyone got to try them with both dipping sauces. We also got our bartender through David’s. There were a lot of drinkers in the crowd but the line at the bar always moved quickly and never got too long for our liking.
All in all, we could not have been happier with the quality of service, quality/quantity of food, and professionalism of Bobby and his entire crew from our tasting to our reception. They delivered on all of the promises made to us during the planning and exceeded our lofty expectations on our wedding day. We would highly recommend Bobby and the entire crew at David’s for any of your catering needs.Sent on 09/21/2020
David's BBQ & Catering's reply:Whelp this is hands down the best review we have ever received. I’m not kidding, I’m am straight up tearing up right now.
Nicole · Married on 02/22/2020
Bobby and team
Bobby's team catered our wedding. They went above and beyond for us through the whole planning process and that didn't stop for our big day. Mo instantly brought us appetizers while we were getting our pictures taken, Christina made some amazing drinks (with limited items available)! The carving station was the best. Food was delicious and hot. The other team member(forgot his name, sorry!) ensured we didn't need anything throughout the night. They even took a picture with our photo booth and we're the sweetest people I have dealt with throughout the whole wedding.Sent on 02/28/2020
Hire them! You definitely won't be disappointed.
Sasha M. · Married on 12/07/2019
Alicia and Bobby did an amazing job catering our wedding. The food and presentation was better than we expected! Highly recommended!Sent on 12/17/2019
Kim · Married on 10/19/2019
Amazing Food, First-Rate Service, Unforgettable Decor
David's was an excellent choice for our wedding! We first met with Bobby, who wowed us at our first consultation with generous amounts of our customized choices for our wedding menu. Bobby's enthusiasm, care, and knowledge of wedding logistics, catering, and wedding decor are unmatched. He suggested trying a customized s'mores bar, which made our wedding more unique and was a huge success with our guests! Alicia is very responsive and does a wonderful job communicating and implementing those details (linens, centerpieces), that could otherwise overlook. On the day of our wedding, the tables were so beautiful, it exceeded all expectations of how we imagined it. David's staff treated my husband and I like royalty, always making sure we were fed and wined. It's always suggested that you chose your catering carefully for your wedding, and if you go with David's, you can be sure it will turn out excellent! They made our wedding so special, personal, and classy! Thank you so much for being a part of our most important day, David's BBQ!Sent on 02/16/2020
Andrea · Married on 10/12/2019
Food and Bartending were amazing!
My family cooked the meat for my wedding so I had David's cater the sides and Bobby was my bartender. Bobby and Alisha were wonderful to work with, extremely responsive and helpful. The sides they catered were delicious, the guests raved about how great the loaded mashed potatoes and baked beans were! Bobby also did an amazing job bartending and was so wonderful to have around at the wedding.Sent on 10/30/2019
Tatyana K. · Married on 09/29/2019
They were amazing!
My guest could not stop raving about the food. Especially the salmon it was delicious! David's BBQ catering really made my reception run smoothly. They made sure my husband and I always had food and drinks when we needed them and kept our guest very happy! Highly recommend! Bobby is the best!Sent on 10/01/2019
Emily · Married on 02/23/2019
Delicious food and amazing catering manager! Great people to work with!Sent on 12/06/2018
Elisha · Married on 10/27/2018
Before choosing David's for our wedding caterer we spoke to several others in the area. David's really shone with professionalism and responsiveness to emails. Alicia answered many questions and was very helpful. The pricing was very reasonable and there were a lot of options to choose from. We did use the bartending service which was a good choice. The day of the wedding everything was on time according to the timeline we provided. Service was excellent and we received many compliments on the delicious food. We also were able to sit down and be served and got to enjoy the food. The quantity was very close to perfect we did not have too much in the way of leftovers. I highly recommend David's we are very happy we went with them.Sent on 10/29/2018
Nigel · Married on 07/14/2018
My wife and I hired Davids Catering to Cater my Daughters wedding which occurred last night. They arrived as agreed upon and they went above and beyond my expectations. Bobby and his staff arrived on time and me with me to assure that everything is going as planned. He made me feel at ease. We paid for Horderves for after the ceremony, while family and friends waited for the Bride and Groom to finish with the photos. We agreed to 2 types of meat (Chicken/Pulled Pork) with Mashed Potatoes and yellow squash with zucchini. We had unsweet tea, Lemonade, and water. It was a buffet. Bobby and his staff served us. The service was great. As we finished our dinner, the staff picked up our plates and they prepared us for the champagne toasts. The staff members poured champagne into everyone's glass and after the toasts were finished. The staff members assisted with cutting up the wedding cake. Bobby and his staff cleaned up the buffet area and stored the extra food for us in the venues commercial fridge for us. My wife and I are very pleased with Davids Catering Food and Service. I give them a 5 out of a 5. Thank you, Bobby and Staff, for helping make great memories at my Daughters Wedding. Nigel LoweSent on 07/15/2018
Kristen · Married on 05/12/2018
David’s catering was one of our most valued vendors. We were so impressed with Bobby and Alicia during our initial tastings. Alicia was flexible with us with menu changes and was always quick to respond to emails. One thing we appreciated most about David’s catering was that we could drop off some of our décor the day before the wedding. Guests raved about the appetizers and there were heaps of leftovers for family to take home after the reception. We especially loved how Davids catering brought our vision of a “cookie bar” to life with freshly made cookies. Thank you to the two staff members that assisted with set up, serving and clean up. Our reception was smooth sailing because of you ladies! Book Davids catering with confidence – they are accurately priced for the quality and service provided.Sent on 05/21/2018
Rachel · Married on 05/05/2018
The team at David's BBQ was so professional and helpful throughout the whole wedding planning process and the food had that WOW factor! BEST FOOD EVER!! And the decor they brought with them made the food tables look great! Would highly highly recommend to anyone searching for a caterer in the Gainesville area!Sent on 06/26/2018
Chloe · Married on 04/21/2018
David's catering should be your only consideration the Gainesville area for catering. Seriously. They are SO professional, organized and the food was great. They decorated the buffet beautifully for no extra cost and were just great to work with. They made it a point to make sure as the bride i got to try the appetizers and they even waited for us at the end of the aisle after the ceremony with a cocktail for me and my husband. Highly recommend them; they do so much more than bbq! :)Sent on 05/16/2018
Daman · Married on 04/14/2018
We had an outdoor wedding earlier this month and as luck would have it, it absolutely stormed! David’s came right on time and were rock stars! They set up beautifully and adapted to the horrible weather without a single question. The food was fabulous as well. Highly recommend these guys!Sent on 04/18/2018
Hyacinth · Married on 04/14/2018
David's was simply awesome. Alicia was great to work with during the planning stages and was incredibly patient and helpful from the get-go. We live out-of-state, so the bulk of our planning was done through emails. She was responsive and helped us nail down of the details of our reception.Sent on 04/30/2018
On the day of the wedding, Bobby and the catering team were great. The buffet setup was beautiful, and the staff were friendly and professional. Most importantly, the food was delicious! I had the beef brisket, and it was perfect.
Paola · Married on 03/24/2018
Everyone at my wedding loved the food and service. The food was delicious. Throughout the wedding they kept the tables clean, they were very patient with my guest, and helpful with the food and cake. Before the wedding they were always very fast when answering my question. I love their attention and their service before and during the wedding.Sent on 04/01/2018
Becky · Married on 11/24/2017
David's BBQ was a hit at out wedding, and the brisket was devoured! They came and helped set up prior to our wedding day and did a great job at the reception. They made sure to bring appetizers to the wedding party during pictures which was very much appreciated. Everyone we spoke with or encountered was very nice and professional.Sent on 12/14/2017
Pat · Married on 11/04/2017
David's Catering coordinator was easy to work with and everyone serving at our wedding were pleasant and fun. Our guests fell in love with our bar tender hired through David's. Our guests loved the food and went back for seconds and thirds which was a great sign that the food was awesome. Thanks for being so easy to work with and setting up a beautiful buffet at our wedding. Pat & DoniaSent on 11/09/2017
David's BBQ & Catering's reply:Pat & Donia - Thank you so much for choosing David's for so a special day for the two of you, your family, & friends. It was such an honor to get to cater this event. Your guests were great, friendly, & fun! It was so nice watching so many of your guests dance and enjoy the evening...and it was special getting to catch your last dance of the evening! Thank you for your review and the kind words! Congrats to the both of you! ~Chris Shindle
Katelyn · Married on 05/27/2017
Amazing food, excellent service, and the best staff makes for the perfect catering vendor! I am beyond pleased with Davids catering! The linens were beautifully set for us and all food displays were wonderful. Guests thoroughly enjoyed cocktail hour and dinner! Kept drinks filled, filled champagne flutes, provided cake cutting services, packed all leftovers, cleaned up, & more! Thank you Chris, Jeremy, Alicia, Crysta, & all of the crew! Highly recommend!!!Sent on 05/28/2017
Melissa · Married on 03/17/2017
The food was excellent! Staff was wonderful.Sent on 03/21/2017
Amanda · Married on 03/11/2017
David's did a wonderful job catering our wedding! The food was excellent and the value was unbeatable. We were able to purchase our own liquor and just use David's to bartend (saving us $$). They helped to set up the centerpieces on tables as well.Sent on 03/19/2017
Alicia · Married on 02/25/2017
Chris, Crysta and the entire team at David's BBQ and Catering went above and beyond to make sure our wedding was perfect! They partnered with Party Time Rentals and coordinated/delivered all of our rental items the day before the wedding and set everything up. I can't tell you how much of a stress relief this was! The cocktail and reception areas looked amazing and they deserve all the praise. All of our guests raved about the food and the service was top notch. Yes, folks they do more than just BBQ so don't pass them up. I also have a gluten allergy and they made sure everything was safe for me to eat. They were there to help with whatever we needed, packed up all of our leftovers and cleaned up everything quickly. Thank you David's for making our wedding day so special!Sent on 03/27/2017