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    Taylor B · Married on 07/20/2019

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    Penfield Pavilion Wedding - Fairfield

    We reached out to Nick almost 2 years prior to our wedding to meet for a tasting. I remember sitting in his office and my mouth watering over the food. It was so delicious that we decided to book him right then and there and didn’t even bother to meet with any other caterers. Nick is a one-stop-shop and provides dishes, glassware, linens and quality bar service. He is so easy to work with and it is clear he is experienced with catering for weddings. The price is more than affordable. Additionally, if you’re having your wedding at Penfield I would absolutely book him. He knows the place inside and out. The day ran so smoothly and people continue to compliment us about the food at our wedding.

    Sent on 08/08/2019
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    Paul Degenaro · Married on 06/15/2019

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    Fantastic Caterer!

    We hired Fitzgerald's Fine Catering for our daughter's wedding this June. We had never held any event like this and Nick was very patient and helpful in arranging. The day of the event his staff showed up on time and transformed the venue in a flash. The food was better beyond our expectations. We had a "barbecue" theme, brisket, pulled pork, BBQ chicken, slaw, tortellini salad, etc. Everything was as good as any BBQ restaurant we'd been to (and I'm a huge BBQ fan). The staff was also outstanding - VERY attentive, courteous, friendly, efficient - I could go on. Even the selected wine was good. Guests even asked for "doggie bags" to take some home! Two weeks later, we're still getting complements. So - we can 100% with no reservations recommend Nick and company for your event. You won't be sorry!

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    Kenzie · Married on 05/18/2019

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    You won't be disappointed!

    Nicholas and his team were such a pleasure to work with and I honestly don't know how our wedding would have turned out if we hadn't worked with them! From the moment we first spoke with Nicholas, we were incredibly impressed with how organized he was!

    Nicholas was incredibly responsive and always took the time to talk to my husband and I whenever we had a question. We were able to schedule a tasting within a week and quickly decided that we didn't want to work with anyone else!

    The food is incredible! Honestly, you can pick anything on the menu and it all tastes amazing. It's been a few weeks since our wedding and our guests are still talking about how much they loved the food!

    The team was very professional and attentive and went above and beyond to ensure that everyone had what they needed. They brought me and my husband a plate of appetizers after the cocktail hour so we could enjoy them, too! When some of our guests started eating the appetizers, they got us a second plate!

    Do yourself a favor and work with Nicholas and his team. You won't be disappointed!

    Sent on 06/16/2019
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    Katie · Married on 10/07/2018

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    One of the most important parts of a wedding is the food and if you’re searching for a delicious option while getting more bang for your buck ..look no further! We cannot thank Nick and his staff enough for their hard work and amazing food at our wedding. Guests keep telling us how much they loved the food. From the start Nick was responsive and answered every question. Nick was easy to work with and very reasonable in price. We wanted to do something outside of the normal sit down meat/fish/veggie option. He was able to provide a lot of options and customize our menu to fit our theme. Every staff member I interacted with was kind and accommodating throughout the event. We are forever grateful! Nick and his staff truly helped make our event memorable!

    Sent on 10/10/2018
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    Michael · Married on 09/22/2018

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    We used Fitzgerald's Fine Catering for our wedding on 9/22/18 at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, CT and were thrilled with the experience. Throughout the lead up process to the wedding Nick was accessible and incredibly flexible with what we were able to do. It was difficult to narrow down a menu because he will truly do whatever you want, which is a great problem to have. When we were struggling to finalize our choices, we had no problem setting up a call with him and walking through our thoughts which helped us clarify things and come up with a selection we were super excited about. It's one thing to see a nice looking menu on paper, but to see the perfect execution of it was a joy. Many guests commented on how excellent the food preparation was and we both can attest that it was a delicious meal. The lobster in particular was cooked perfectly, and the chicken and steak dishes were both properly prepared and super tasty, which sometimes is a struggle for mass produced food. In addition to the great meal, the staff and services provided by Fitzgerald's on the day of the event were extraordinary and alleviated so much stress for us. We were concerned not having a wedding planner or day of coordinator, but the staff took our decorations the week of the event and set everything up beautifully. Sue in particular was amazing. She slightly tweaked our welcome table design in a way that made it even more visually appealing and was sure that we were taken care of all night, whether it was getting us drinks or making us plates of food. The bride and groom came first and we were treated like royalty by the whole staff. Fitzgerald's also offers the best value you can find for an open bar at $15pp, which is absurd. They even served cases of craft beer and additional liquor we brought. Overall, from the venue set up, food preparation, and incredible staff, Fitzgerald's was a home run and I couldn't recommend them enough. 5 stars all the way.

    Sent on 09/25/2018
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    Liz · Married on 09/21/2018

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    Fitzgerald's Fine Catering did an AWESOME job in catering my daughter and son-in-law's wedding at Penfield Pavilion in Fairfield!! I have been overwhelmed by the compliments that I have received from so many of our wedding guests. The food was delicious and so beautifully presented and served. Nick and his team of waiters, bartenders, and chefs were outstanding and so professional! There is not one thing that I would have changed about the entire evening! The table settings, bar and buffet tables all looked lovely! Nick guided us through every step of the planning and preparation for their reception.
    We would highly recommend Fitzgerald’s Fine Catering to anyone!

    Sent on 10/08/2018
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    erin · Married on 07/21/2018

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    Nick and his staff were amazing! He is extremely accessible and responsive which really helps ease the stress that wedding planning can bring. He created a delicious menu and was so helpful throughout the process.

    Sent on 08/05/2018
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    Janine · Married on 07/14/2018

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    Nicholas and his team were awesome, from the tasting, to all of the communication, to our actual wedding reception. The food was excellent- all our guests said so (including close family who have no reason to lie), so if you want great food, there you go. Nicholas was always very responsive to my emails throughout the year and especially the week before. They often service our venue (Lighhouse point park carousel), so they knew it like the back of their hand. Darcy specifically, was so helpful and set up our place card & gift tables beautifully. I wouldn't have done it so well and she knew exactly what everything was supposed to be without me growing through it all. The staff was very calm, polite, and attentive. I was having a hard time breaking away from guests to get a bite to eat, and I asked a server to come find me with appetizers, and he was so helpful in doing so! We didn't have a photographer, so the staff also helped use our camera to take pictures, which was huge. They functioned like clock-work and always had a smile on their faces. Can't say enough good things about this catering company- they really made the party!

    Sent on 07/22/2018
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    Abby · Married on 06/30/2018

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    Choosing Fitzgerald's was one of the BEST decisions we could have made for our wedding day. From the first time we met Nick at our private tasting, it was obvious he knew what he was doing. Darcy and the rest of the team were so professional, yet easy going, honest, and accommodating the day of -- it was over 90 degrees that day, yet still they made sure everyone had everything they needed effortlessly. My mom told me Darcy was so amazing throughout the whole set up prior the reception, adding small touches here and there, and she even boxed up leftovers for us at the end of the night without asking -- anticipating our every need. We got so many compliments from guests about the BEST WEDDING FOOD they've ever had, and little do they know it was affordable! We even added a sundae bar and had some last minute adjustments the week of without any issue, and there were no secret hidden costs or surprises. Nick advised us we shouldn't have to lift a finger or stress on our big day, and we didn't thanks to him and his team. We still feel the love, Nick! I would recommend Fitzgerald's catering to anyone in a heartbeat.

    Sent on 10/13/2018
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    Brittany · Married on 09/30/2017

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    Words can't describe how AMAZING Nick and his crew were for our wedding last weekend. The night was absolutely unforgettable and I give most of the props to Nick and his crew. From the very start of wedding planning Nick had made all the planning stressfree and fun! He's understanding and REAL. He's quick to answer emails and texts. Meeting up with me for every ridiculously stupid question I had. If your planning your event at penfield pavilion Nick is a MUST. He's knows the Pavilion inside and out. Our wedding guest can take stop telling us how great the food was and how amazingly professional his staff was. PLEASE don't overlook Fitzgerald Catering. We can not wait to book another event with them in the future. Nick you rock!

    Sent on 10/06/2017

    Fitzgerald's Fine Catering Since 1948's reply:

    I'm blushing over hear:)
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    Rachel · Married on 07/28/2017

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    We would highly recommend Nick and his team. From start to finish he was professional, helpful, and the food was amazing for our wedding at Lighthouse Point Park! We reached out to him because we knew he catered there often, and it was important to us to find someone who knew the space well.

    Nick scheduled us for a tasting right away, and worked with us to create a custom menu to fit our budget. He even added mini grilled cheese sandwiches to our appetizers.

    The week of the wedding, Nick allowed us to drop off all of our alcohol and chargers to his business (we purchased our own alcohol, he provided the bartenders free though!) so we wouldn't have to lug everything to the venue the day of. He was so accommodating and helpful. He also worked with us on last minute guest changes and even refunded us for a few guests who were unable to attend a few days before the wedding.

    The day of the wedding everyone was raving about the food. The whole night went smoothly and the food was ready to go and hot. We also had a late night snack, which was also ready right on time and was a great ending to the night.

    We are so glad we hired Nick and his team!

    Sent on 08/10/2017
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    Jessica · Married on 07/07/2017

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    Nick at Fitzgeralds Fine Catering was absolutely amazing from the very first contact all the way to the end of our wedding reception at Lighthouse Point Park. We would highly recommend him and his team! He was always quick to respond to emails and we were able to come in and sample the food at a time that was convenient for us. We absolutely loved everything! Nick made it easy to pay for our deposit.
    Over the months of wedding planning, Nick was quick to answer any random question we had related to requests from our other vendors and timeline planning.
    During the last week before the wedding Nick confirmed our final count and color choices. Nick and his team definitely know what they are doing at this venue! No wonder they came so highly recommended. LHPP has tables and chairs. His team brings everything else we needed for our reception, linens, china, glassware, flatware, and buffet set-up. My bridesmaids and I had boxed up and labeled all of the centerpieces, decorations, escort cards, etc and included pictures and directions for the set-up. His team did an excellent job setting everything up for us and it looked a million times better than I had imagined it.
    His team was amazing and courteous, checking in with my husband and myself to check when we wanted key things to happen, like cutting the cake. They had a pitcher of ice water at our sweetheart table, which helped us remember to drink. They boxed up leftover food at the end of the night and our wedding party took some back to the hotel while our parents took the rest. They had containers for any of our leftover cupcakes, too.
    The food was AMAZING. Everyone was talking about it. We ate the leftovers for lunch and dinner for days after. The bartenders did an excellent job with drinks; they remembered what our guests had ordered when they returned to the bar.
    If you are looking for a caterer that is both excellent and a one-stop shop, especially for a blank canvas-type venue, this is definitely the one!

    Sent on 12/31/2017

    Fitzgerald's Fine Catering Since 1948's reply:

    That was a FUN party! I always say the best parties happen at Lighthouse, but you guys took it up a full notch:)
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    Jessica · Married on 06/17/2017

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    Nick and all of the staff at Fitzgerald's were amazing to work with! The food and service were amazing at our wedding! Nick is incredibly flexible and was able to accomodate all of our needs. He was able to give us an amazing meal that fit within out budget.

    Sent on 07/29/2017

    Fitzgerald's Fine Catering Since 1948's reply:

    It was our pleasure:) You made Keeler shine!
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    Lauren · Married on 06/04/2017

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    Amazing catering service. They have wedding catering down to a science. Excellent professional and hardworking staff. I highly reccomend Fitzgerald's to any bride who wants their guests served a delicious meal with perfect service!

    Sent on 06/04/2018
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    Rachel · Married on 08/21/2016

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    Nick was such a pleasure to work with for our August 2016 wedding. We had a tight budget, and Nick helped us stay within it with his dish suggestions and practical advice. We loved our tasting and getting to know Nick, who helped keep the pressure off and made the process more fun. Everything was so easy to plan with Nick, as he also coordinates linens and china, and everything looked impeccable day of. Guests also raved about the food – we did a buffet with salmon and brisket and other delicious sides. (I just wish I’d been able to eat more myself!) Nick was also so helpful and valuable far beyond the food; he had worked at our venue before and knew all the ins and outs, which helped with both planning and coordination of our other vendors for a truly flawless reception. Thank you!

    Sent on 12/03/2016

    Fitzgerald's Fine Catering Since 1948's reply:

    Thank you! You made Lighthouse shine:)
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    Joseph · Married on 07/22/2016

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    Our July 22 wedding was catered by Nick and his team at Fitzgeralds Fine Catering. I met with many different catering services before deciding on Fitzgeralds. The menu options are endless, he communications were immediate and the flow of service was impeccable. All the guests raved about the entrees and loved the strawberry shortcake & cookie bar. Nick was an amazing contribution to our lighthouse point wedding and it wouldn't have been the same if we had chosen otherwise.

    Sent on 08/22/2016
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    Chelsey · Married on 05/28/2016

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    My wife and I are newlyweds as we recently got married during MDW at Light House Point in New haven, CT. We choose Fitzgerald's Fine Catering because of their reviews, reputation and their willingness to make sure our day would be most special. The food at the wedding was incredible. The guests were talking about how good the food was for days after the event. It was that good. Our cocktail hour started a little early and lasted longer than expected but, they were ready. The wait staff kept bringing out Hors d'oeuvres until it was time for the guests to be seated. Dinner was amazing. Fitzgerald's Fine Catering Chicken Marsala might have been the best I have ever had. We chose to go with a buffet so our guests could try a bit of everything and it was spectacular. All the dishes and sides were outstanding.
    Fitzgerald's Fine Catering realizes that the Bride and Groom are extremely busy. They make this one part of the day seamless. We ordered special chairs for our guests that came individually wrapped. Their wait staff came early to set them up. We had hired a decorator (www.morethanamomenteventdesign.com) and she wanted to set up the tables early. Originally, Fitzgerald's Fine Catering was going to set up the tables and instead of us having to go and pick up the table clothes and bring them to the decorator. He shipped them to her at no additional cost for us. We were able to drop decorations off before the wedding so we did not have to worry about them on the wedding day. After the wedding was over, they took stuff back to their facility and we picked them up days later. Fitzgerald's Fine Catering makes that special day all about you and you will not have to sweat the small stuff.

    Sent on 06/01/2016
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    My fiancé and I found Nick online and he responded almost immediately. I am very happy with our choice in booking him. From our tasting to the day of the wedding Nick made sure that I (the bride) was extremely comfortable and at ease. We were able to be creative with our menu which was a fun and easy process. Our wedding was perfect and our food was absolutely delicious, we are still getting compliments! I highly recommend this vendor.

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    Stacey · Married on 10/17/2015

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    From the start of the process, Nick was so easy and pleasant to work with. When we went in for our tasting, we were blown away with the quality of the food and service for the pricing. We had wanted a "harvest-style" menu, and he had incorporated so many ideas that we loved! Nick was also very helpful in giving us advice on tables & tenting arrangements. His staff was so friendly and we got many compliments on the quality of the food!

    Sent on 11/07/2015
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    Michelle · Married on 09/06/2015

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    We worked with Nicholas and his team for catering at our outdoor wedding at Preston Ridge Vineyard in Connecticut. His team had never worked at that particular venue, so we arranged a meeting at the vineyard so Nicholas could physically see the space and meet us and the vineyard owner in person. We were so impressed with his professional, yet laid back attitude. We were planning our wedding from out of state, and Nicholas was very flexible and easy to work with via email and phone call. The end product was absolutely phenomenal. All of our wedding guests raved about the food and the friendly servers, and the vineyard owner said Nicholas and his team were fabulous to work with from their perspective, too. We were thrilled with everything that Fitzgerald's Fine Catering provided us and would recommend their services to anyone!

    Sent on 09/20/2015
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    Laura · Married on 10/12/2014

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    Nicholas catered our AMAZING wedding at Lighthouse Point Park this past October. We interviewed a few caterers before choosing Nicholas and Fitzgerald's. He was down-to-earth, honest, and genuinely cared about making our event special. We felt like he wanted to get to know us, rather than feeling like "just another couple," as we felt at some other caterers. We knew we wanted something a little bit different and non-traditional to complement the venue, and he helped us create a boardwalk-themed menu that our guests raved about! With Nicholas' help, we were able to customize everything on our menu, even down to the cute containers he used to serve the dishes! We also loved that his staff could serve the liquor we purchased from another vendor, allowing us to serve the types of liquor we like best. We really got EXACTLY what we wanted at very reasonable prices. Without Nicholas and his staff, our wedding would not have been possible. We are eternally grateful and would highly recommend Fitzgerald's!

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    diana · Married on 06/14/2014

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    soooo yummy! Nick did our outdoor wedding last month in Groton Long Point and we are still eating leftovers! delicious food, we had the most amazing bacon wrapped scallops, shrimp cocktail, steak, yummy asparagus and lots of others! He was sharp, replying immediately to any concerns, easy going and sweet to all my crazy bridal questions. The service was spectacular, the bartender made excellent drinks and food was amazing. They packed up all the leftovers (and there were lots!!!) for us and cleaned everything up so well! Amazing, professional service and yummy!

    Sent on 07/04/2014
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    Jillian · Married on 08/02/2013

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    Seriously brides- GO WITH FITZGERALD'S! You will be so, so glad you did. Nick was unbelievably kind, helpful, responsive, and fun to work with. He answered every silly question I had and addressed every concern. Fitzgerald's allowed us to plan our own menu and have it served on our schedule. Our guests, many of whom had admitted to being worried about a "cocktail reception," raved about the quality and quantity of the food. Nick made it all run seamlessly. I honestly felt so lucky to have found a caterer that listened to what we wanted and really seemed to care about our wedding and enjoyment. I cannot recommend Fitzgerald's highly enough!!!!

    Sent on 10/03/2013
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    Christen · Married on 06/01/2012

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    Food was amazing!!! Everyone loved everything they had. Grilled chicken with mango was a huge success! Staff was so nice and attentive!!! We were married at lighthouse in New Haven, CT where there is no kitchen on site. They did such a good job, no one even noticed that everything was cooked right on site! Great job, would highly recommend!

    Sent on 06/05/2012
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    Sara · Married on 07/30/2011

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    This guy has it figured out. Everything promised and more was delivered with fantastic service and beautiful presentation. I couldn't imagine it being better in any way. On top of it, Nicholas was the least expensive full service caterer we interviewed. He includes all the stuff in one package. Other caterers gave us a price and then started adding on rentals and service fees which more than doubled the price! One even said if we didn't buy the booze from them, they were going to charge us per drink poured plus an uncorking fee for bottles on the table. I am so glad we ran from them. My Mom and Dad are glad to. Delicious food, wonderful service and an incredible overall experience. Call Nicholas and you'll guarantee a perfect reception your family will talk about for years to come!

    Sent on 08/01/2011

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