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Courtney Nakamura · Getting married on 01/05/2021
John and his wife are a dynamic duo in the kitchen. The food was amazing from the rice pilaf to the hawaiian chicken we chose for our wedding day. Everyone at our wedding raved about the food and how they kept wanting more. John made us feel immediately supported once we met him and was able to adjust to my dietary restrictions. You can feel the genuine kindness and concern to make our day the best within every conversation. I would highly recommend Graystone Catering if you want some delicious food and to meet some great people!Sent on 05/28/2019
Courtney Elzinga · Married on 09/19/2019
We absolutely loved Graystone. Everyone we worked with great and the food was just as great! Many of our guests came up to us to tell us how amazing the food was. I would love to use them for all of my catering needs. They were professional, but super warm at the same time.Sent on 09/24/2019
Brooke · Married on 06/22/2019
Delicious and Professional!
"OMG! That was the best food I've ever had at a wedding!" - that's what many of guests are still saying to me 3 weeks after the event.Sent on 07/22/2019
John and his crew were absolutely amazing, and the food was delicious. We had the flat iron steak and lemon herb chicken at our wedding and all of it was top notch! The red potatoes, veggies, and salad options also lived up to the hype! We did the Jamaican meatballs for an appetizer, unfortunately I didn't grab one, but all my guests said they were following the servers around for more.
John also does a great job catering to the bride and groom! He had appetizers and water ready for us when we finished the ceremony, before we took our photos so we weren't starving or thirsty as we took all our bridal party photos.
Thanks John for making our day and food so amazing!
Brooke and Brian
Sara Davison · Married on 05/26/2019
Service and Food were excellent!
We used Graystone Catering for our wedding and the service and food were excellent! John is very responsive and easy to work with. For the tasting, he invited us to his home where he cooked samples for us. It was so warm and inviting. We received many compliments on the taste and quality of the food (both dinner and appetizers) . Would definitely recommend using them as a catering company for your wedding!Sent on 07/31/2019
Haley · Married on 05/05/2019
Very Attentive, Kind, Professional with Delicious Food
I recently had my wedding catered by John and amazing wife. They are the nicest people ever! Super accommodating. After the ceremony before we started taking pictures a platter of appetizers were walked down to the wedding party to snack on before photos. After photos and dance we walked up to our couples table and our food was there waiting and hot. It was very cold on my wedding day and my grandmothers and babies had to stay on the lodge. When John found out they hadn’t eaten yet he immediately brought food a drink for all. The food was delicious and the appetizers were amazing. I’m incredibly happy I chose them to cater my wedding. There are many stories of kindness they had done throughout my wedding but the care they provided for elderly and handicapped guest without question really is a testament to how they run their business. Having amazing food and great people who make it really added to my wedding. Thank you so much!Sent on 07/22/2019
Susan · Married on 08/18/2018
I had my fairytale wedding at Apples B & B, Big Bear Lake. Graystone catering and event planning surpassed my highest expectations for wedding planning, food, and coordination. John and Tammy made our wedding perfect and stress free. I didn’t have to worry about a thing as they took care of every. My guests were well taken care of too and had nothing but praise about the food and service. I highly recommend them.Sent on 08/21/2018
yvonne · Married on 08/04/2018
My daughter just had her dream wedding at Skypark in Sky forrest. The hidden wedding venue came to life with the beautiful forrest back ground and stunning flower arrangements. But no matter how beautiful the venue, if the food is not good then the whole day can be ruined. John and Tammy with Graystone Catering delivered a 5 star meal. The presentation, the staff and most of all the food itself was flawless. So many of the guests at the venue stopped to tell us how great the food was and I even received several phone calls in the days to come. Thank you so much John and Tammy for making such a wonderful milestone exceptional.Sent on 08/14/2018
Taylor · Married on 08/04/2018
We recently got married at Skyforest wedding venue and the caterer they use is Graystone Catering. John and Tammy absolutely surpassed my expectations. I have been to so many weddings where the food is typical wedding food and your hungry by 9pm.
Graystone Catering was exactly the opposite. The food was delicious, huge servings and even many of my guests got seconds. John and Tammy served my husband and I and our parents. What sealed the deal was when my uncle literally said he would go to a restaurant to order this food.
The food was 10/10 but what really impressed me and is important to know was the customer service aspect. Tammy, John and their team genuinely cared about our wedding and went above and beyond to make it perfect. The staff was so great to our guests and we are so appreciative.
With the catering you are lucky to get a day of coordinator, Tammy. Tammy is completely organized, went into detail about a week before our wedding absolutely calming my nerves and is an amazing coordinator. I can’t think of one single thing that went wrong with our wedding day and a huge part of that was because of Tammy.
Thank you Graystone for all your hard work and your delicious food. Our wedding day was perfect and we thank you for that!Sent on 09/21/2018
Jesi · Married on 06/15/2018
LOOK NO FURTHER!!! You will NOT be disappointed by choosing Graystone to cater your event!!! I cannot rave enough about their service, professionalism, and the foooood!!! We had our tasting with John and we were blown away!! Before we even walked out the door we knew that Graystone was our choice to cater our wedding. It could not have been more perfect, and we owe so much of that to John and Graystone. Unlike many weddings, my new husband and I were able to eat all that we wanted and needed before we were bombarded because Chef John personally took the time to take care of us ❤️ Thank you Graystone for making our wedding a dream come true; literally every little girls dream wedding come to life. Our guests are still talking about how amazing the food was.Sent on 07/03/2018
Bobbi · Married on 06/13/2018
We chose Graystone for our wedding in June and couldn’t be happier with the food and service. To have great wedding food is something special and John and his team truly delivered! Although all the food is fantastic (we tried it all in our tasting) we chose the shrimp shooters, thai salmon, island chicken, rice pilaf, and vegetables. We also had a cheese and fruit display that was delicious and beautiful! Our guests loved all of it!Sent on 06/20/2018
Jacqueline · Married on 11/18/2017
From the moment I started planning graystone made everything easier. The really make everything as easy as possible and help your vision come to life. We got married at The Grove in Redlands with no package, venue only. Graystone was our all inclusive package and did everything for us. Once we had our tasting, there was no doubt we had to have them. Food was very important to us and we still say that was the best food we’ve had!Sent on 12/09/2017
With high expectations I was anxious to taste the the food at the wedding and hoped it would be the same as the night of the tasting. My guests are still raving about the food!
Tammy made my day run so smooth and didn’t leave anything for my family to worry about. Tammi and John checked on us through out the night and made sure we had everything we needed and wanted! I would recommend Graystone to anyone and everyone!
Thank you for being apart of the best night of my life!
Brittany · Married on 10/15/2017
We got married at Pine Rose Cabins in the middle of October and had selected Graystone Catering for our meal. My parents joined us for the tasting and all 4 of us left STUFFED! Everything we were able to try was delicious, making our wedding meal decisions tough. In addition to the delicious food, we felt so welcomed by John's warm hospitality that we knew we made the best choice for our wedding. John's experience with our venue, and his team's overall wedding experience made our evening as easy on us as possible. We were brought water and food once the ceremony was over, which was great! It was nice to have a little snack for photos while our Guests enjoyed cocktail hour. The moment we sat down, we were given a plate full of food! We were also able to request for plates to be brought to our grandparents - so they could relax and not stress about walking with a plate full of food. My favorite was the buttermilk chicken, while my husband's favorite was the steak with mushrooms. We both thoroughly enjoyed the veggie medley, too. After dinner, all of the extra food was packed up and brought into our lodge - the perfect day-after-wedding lunch! Throughout the wedding, John's wife took pictures and posted the sweetest collage to their Facebook page. The entire Graystone team made us feel so special, and we are so happy they were a part of our wedding.Sent on 11/05/2017
Royale · Married on 10/14/2017
This was by far the most amazing wedding! We got married at big bear Marina resort. Everyone could not stop talking about how wonderful and delicious the food was and how beautiful everything looked. The food is honestly amazing and was a big hit! All Our guests went to breakfast the next day with us and we're still talking about the food! Tammy was so wonderful to work with and made sure everything went according to plan and everything looked perfect. I could not be more impressed and thankful for the both of them. They took care of everything and it was absolutely perfect. I will definitely be hiring them to cater future events.Sent on 10/16/2017
Lois · Married on 08/19/2017
My daughter Tawny and new son-in-law chris just got married august 19,2017. It was amazing could not have ask for anything more. Gray stone catering was so professional . Tammy is the coordinator before you asked for anything she was right there asking if we needed anything. She was right on top of everything. The wedding was beautiful . When I walked into the venue it was finished and everything in order. It calmed me down because I was running a little late and thought I would have to come in and do a few things but nope Tammy had it all done. Now for the amazing food 5 stars for sure John is the chef and it was not like any wedding food we have ever had . The food was so tasty and the quantity was crazy ......so much food and delicious . You won't go wrong going with graystone catering. Thanks Tammy and John for such a amazing time.Sent on 08/24/2017
Chantel · Married on 06/24/2017
This review is long overdue. John and graystone catering catered my wedding June of 2017 and everything was so amazing. From the first initial meeting all the way up until the day of our wedding. I highly recommend graystone for any event.Sent on 01/27/2018
Chelsea · Married on 06/01/2017
Greystone is by far the most amazing caterer out there ! John was a true MVP of our wedding which was at Pine Rose Cabins on 6/1/17. They were amazing with our guests, with us and the food was delicious ( our guests still can't stop raving about it !) from the meet and greet to the very end of our big day John made sure it was perfect . Professional and fun , I can't say enough about how great Greystone is !!Sent on 06/19/2017
Nicole · Married on 05/27/2017
Graystone catered my wedding 2 weeks ago and I am still receiving compliments from our guests about the amazing food! John and his staff were easy to work with from the day I inquired about their services. John hosts personal free tastings out of his home and offered a comfortable, pressure-free experience-- we immediately felt at ease! They have an extensive menu to select from with many additional services offered. Graystone was easy to work with throughout the planning process and I had no hesitation our day would run smooth.Sent on 06/10/2017
On the day of the wedding John and his team showed up perfectly on time and catered a beautiful buffet for our guests. John even personally visited the bridal house after the ceremony to deliver appetizers and water to the bridal party! Dinner was delicious and I couldn't get enough of the lemon-butter chicken and grilled vegetables. Although I could not taste all the items, my guests have assured me as to how wonderful everything tasted and it was the best food they had at a wedding! I couldn't be happier with the services we received, and at such an affordable price. Would highly recommend Graystone catering to anyone!
Ashley · Married on 05/06/2017
John was an amazing help throughout the whole wedding planning process! Every email, voicemail, missed call was returned within of few hours of sending. He made me feel so relaxed with planning my wedding and was not stressed at all. Graystone Catering's professionalism is impeccable!!! Not to add that durning our wedding everyone, I mean everyone, commented on how amazing the food was. Everyone said it was the BEST FOOD they have ever had at a wedding. People were even able to have seconds and Graystone was not shy about the portion of meats. Tammy was great and well organizefd the day of the wedding. She is the perfect go to person and had everything running on schedule and to my, the brides, needs. I absolutley reccommend to any bride that wants to have a wedding in Big Bear or anywhere they need to hire Graystone Catering!!! Thank you John and Tammy for all your hard work and time to make my wedding dream come true. My wedding was a dream especially since it snowed on the day of in May! No one will ever forget it.Sent on 05/20/2017
Jennie · Married on 09/11/2016
Graystone catering was simply the best. Food was phenomenal, the whole team was amazing. John is such a great guy. We just had our wedding at pine rose cabins in lake arrowhead, and used Graystone as our carering company. So delish. And John came out and made sure everything was wonderful, and it truly was fantastic. Highly highly recommend Graystone catering.Sent on 09/14/2016
paul · Married on 08/20/2016
Graystone Catering is a top notch catering business. They really pay attention to detail and make sure it is what you want and not what they want you to do. We got married at the Marina Resort in Big Bear and they really know how to put on a great venue here. The food was top notch and all of our guests could not stop raving about how good the food was. There service was also excellent. They were always asking us if we needed anything which was more than I expected. Thanks to the owners John and Tammy for making our wedding day sensational. Thanks Paul and ReneeSent on 08/22/2016
Rachael · Married on 08/05/2016
The only advice I might sincerely offer is don't bother looking any where else for a caterer for your wedding. Greystone catered my daughter's wedding at Pine Rose Resort and, hands down, it was the best wedding food I have ever been served. Everything was delicious, service was extremely courteous, tables were beautiful. I've never heard so many people compliment the meal! Thank you, John, and all of your staff for the superb job!Sent on 08/14/2016
Taryn · Married on 07/15/2016
We recently got married at Arrowhead Pine Rose Cabins, and chose Graystone as our caterer. We were thrilled with our meal - John was so great. He had us come to his home to try the dinner during our "vendor day," which was very personal and impressive. We did pay to upgrade our appetizers, entrees, and bread, which ended up being just over $1000 for 70 guests, but our meal was outstanding. We had a duet plate of garlic crusted salmon and filet mignon with red potatoes and a vegetable medley. Everything was excellent. Our appetizers included a cheese table (which was beautiful and a huge hit), island chicken skewers, California roll, and shrimp cocktail shooters. We also upgraded to an artisan bread basket from traditional dinner rolls. All of the food was outstanding, all of our guests were raving. John came over right after the ceremony to bring us a couple waters and ask if we needed anything, and he made sure we had some appetizers brought over to the table because we missed the cocktail hour for pictures. I would highly recommend Graystone to anyone considering them as a caterer for any event. Thank you for everything!!!!Sent on 08/02/2016
Pat and Carrie · Married on 05/07/2016
As parents, we couldn't have been happier with Graystone Catering. They ensured our son and daughter-in-laws wedding was a day to remember. Throughout the planning and on the final day, John and Tammy patiently led everyone through the thousands of questions and down the aisle at Marina Resort. Our wedding was unusual. We had family and traditions from Argentina as well as from the United States. John and Tammy didn't bat an eye at creating a head table for 19 or passing out bags of costume parts for "Carnival". The food was 5-star. Our guests had nothing but compliments on the delicious chicken and tri-tip. The portions were more than generous, with seconds an option too. Tammy served the bridal couple, and then, even served my disabled parents. Tammy seemed to know the precise moment we needed something. At the end of the evening, both John and Tammy were there to see us out. Our package included a bakery for the cake and a DJ. Both were top of the line. The cake was delicious and decorated so well that most guests went over to see it. The DJ kept the party rolling and played Matt and Gaby's songs just as requested. Truly, we can't think of a single area of displeasure. My husband and I highly recommend Graystone Catering. They are the best!Sent on 05/10/2016
Jeanette · Married on 04/23/2016
I couldn't be happier with Greystone Catering. We choose buffet style and we were concerned that they're might not be enough food but we had more than enough. We even took food home. Everyone loved the chicken and steak. We kept getting asked who our caterer was. John and his wife were very professional and their staff was amazing. We think that at approx 27 a plate it was well worth it. Everyone's had plenty of food and we got nothing but Excellent feedback from everyone! You will not be disappointed.Sent on 05/01/2016
liuba · Married on 10/10/2015
My husband and I loved working with John and Tammy Ellis of Graystone Catering. Our wedding day was incredible and I know a lot of that was due to the effort and care taken by the Graystone team to ensure our event went off without a hitch. In fact, one of the main compliments we have received about our big day - besides how beautiful and fun it was and how delicious the food was - is that everything appeared to be seamless and effortless and that is because John and Tammy take great pride in providing you with a stress-free and wonderful wedding day.Sent on 11/05/2015
My husband and I both have very demanding jobs with not a lot of free time but also did not have the budget for a full-on wedding coordinator. John and Tammy provided so much information so that we could make decisions on vendors and they were always very responsive to our questions and needs along the way to the big day. Everything was timely and organized, which for a "type A" personality like myself goes a long way.
From the initial conversation about the venue and their services, to the tasting and setting up room blocks at the affiliated hotel, to the weeks leading up to the wedding whether it be finding a DJ, or going thru logistics to set up for their included day-of wedding coordination, we really enjoyed working with Graystone and I am glad we did.
Would I recommend them? Hands down, YES!
I wish we could do it all over again!
Thank you John and Tammy!