Recommended by 99%
Alana · Married on 10/07/2017
Michael was everything we were looking for in a caterer: incredibly talented chef, passionate about sourcing products ethically and locally, and reasonably priced. After interviewing numerous catering companies, food trucks, and chefs, finding Michael felt like a dream come true. We own and operate a farm and had our wedding there so it was essential to us that our caterer be willing to use products from our farm and source all other products locally; Michael was completely on board with this and it was clear that he had extensive experience with farm-to-table cooking.
Michael’s down-to-earth nature immediately put us at ease and even before we tasted his food we knew we wanted to work with him. Once we went to our first tasting, though, we were blown away! His level of skill and finesse is extraordinary given how reasonable his prices are. We are very well-versed in fine dining and Michael’s food is absolutely equivalent to that of a top restaurant. He utilizes unique ingredients in such a creative way—this is absolutely not your run-of-the-mill wedding food! Some of our favorites were the Black Nerone rice with acorn squash, mint and caramelized onions; artichoke fritters with goat cheese; and smoked salmon in mini dill crepes as one of the passed hors d’ouevres. Michael also made a delicious pasta course for us because my Italian heritage was important to showcase in our menu—he used our farm-raised pork to make an incredible ragu that all of our guests raved about!
Throughout the whole planning process Michael was accessible and flexible—he worked with us every step of the way and agreed to each request we made. On the day of the wedding his staff was incredibly professional and a friend of mine in the catering industry told me it was the best run team she had ever seen. It is clear that Michael and his team love what they do and want to ensure that every one of their clients is totally satisfied. We feel so fortunate to have had him cater our wedding!
Janice Rackovan · Married on 10/18/2018
Highly recommended- far above your normal wedding cuisine
Michael was a dream to work with as he was very responsive and flexible with our menu. He offered suggestions but was willing to make dishes that we specifically requested. The food was outstanding and our guests told us it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding. His staff was friendly and professional. The servers were always there with plates of hors d'oeuvres. They made sure that even the wedding party got to eat some of the hors d'oeuvres. We opted for family style which worked beautifully as guests could help themselves to sides dishes right on their tables and the servers came around to help everyone to the entrees. The captain was always there to make sure everything ran smoothly. We also had him cater the rehearsal dinner which was also excellent.
Kristin · Married on 08/11/2018
We're so grateful to have had Some Things Fishy for our wedding! Michael Bick worked with us to make sure the food was excellent and meeting everyone's preferences (no easy task--we have large families, and overall had 250 guests!). Everyone I have spoken to following the wedding has made mention of the incredible food (many even said "this was the best food we've ever had at a wedding"). The crew set everything up for us, and they also made sure I had a chance to sit down and eat...!! Thanks for a great event, Michael & crew!!
Beth · Married on 06/23/2018
I think when your wedding guests are asking for the caterer's business card, it is truly a testament to how great everything was. From menu development to dealing with a ton of questions to the event day, Michael was honestly the most patient and creative chef and caterer. The food was amazing, the presentation and attention to detail was impeccable, and his staff was the most attentive, flexible and some of the nicest people I have ever come across. If you are looking for a caterer for your wedding or any other events look no further, he should be your first and only call.
Barbara · Married on 06/23/2018
Something Fishy catered my dayghter’s wedding. They all supplied the staff. The service was fabulous - rain threatened our outdoor event and the staff was flexible in making alternate setups. Food was outstanding. Highly recommend!
dawn · Married on 05/05/2018
Michael and his team at Some Things Fishy Catering did an amazing job from beginning to end. He was creative with the menu and suggested specialty drinks and the food was fabulous. His team arrived early, stayed late and were top notch with their service. I highly recommend them.
Dan · Married on 10/14/2017
Michael was outstanding from the very beginning. He was very accommodating for our tasting, which was so amazing. After our first two hors d'oeuvre samples we looked to each other and said, "Is it too early to say yes?" His food is fantastic and delicious, and when I needed to make a change to the menu for a vegan guest he had no problem making the switch and even made some suggestions. The day of the wedding he and his staff were prompt and well prepared. He worked very well with our venue owner and wedding planner to make the day perfect. At the end of the night, they cleaned up and broke down all the settings so we didn't have to move a muscle and could just enjoy ourselves and our special day with our friends and family. They even started our fir pit. I wouldn't change a thing. To top it all off, he's just a cool dude to have around.
Sarah · Married on 09/16/2017
Michael made the most delicious food I've ever had at a wedding. It was exactly the style we wanted - healthy, farm-to-table, and catered to everyone's taste. Suffice it to say, we are still getting compliments about Michael's spectacular food. From the hors d'oeuvres (balsamic glazed coast shrimp, beet hummus crostinis, togarashi spiced tuna etc) to the citrus tea herbed rub salmon and salt and pepper steak (HUGE HIT), everyone was practically stuffing their faces the whole night (if they weren't on the dance floor).
Thank you, Michael, for making our wedding that much more delicious and easy! You knew what we wanted and you delivered more than we could have ever asked for.
IF YOU WANT TO HAVE INCREDIBLE, HEALTHY FOOD AT YOUR WEDDING, HIRE MICHAEL AND HIS INCREDIBLE TEAM
Lily · Married on 06/17/2017
Michael and his team were simply superb. You get an idea of Michaels easy-going style and genuine love of his craft from our initial interactions, but his Day-Of professionalism and brilliant menu suggestions were spot on. Thank you so much for your help in the planning process, the delicious, locally sourced options, and your creativity!
We had Michael do a Paella for the rehearsal dinner which was a HUGE hit even as he had to move it indoors because of rain at the last minute. We had chimi-churri chicken and a delish dill-cod for the dinner with a side of cous cous and wonderful panzanella salad. Not to mention, the unforgettable appetizers and deserts. Our biggest problem was choosing what we had to keep off of our menu. Service not just by Michael, but his whole staff, was incredible. Kind, efficient, professional!
Lindsay · Married on 01/20/2017
Absolutely LOVED working with Michael and his team. The display was simply beautiful and I received rave reviews from all of our guests. Would highly recommend.
julia · Married on 01/15/2017
Normally I wouldn't give 5* across the board however Michael & his team were exceptional and very easy to work with.
My husband and I had little ideas about what we wanted and Some Things Fishy really did an amazing job of putting together an evening that we will never forget.
Highly recommended! Thank you & we look forward to working with you again!
lauren · Married on 10/17/2015
We loved working with Some Things Fishy! The food was creative and delicious and the service was top of the line. We couldn't have been happier! Thanks so much for making our day so wonderful!
Lauren & Leigh
Elizabeth · Married on 06/06/2015
Meet Michael and taste his food! Fabulous, fresh, creative and beautiful. he could not be more flexible in customizing a menu to what you want. Great value.
Shannon · Married on 06/06/2014
We loved Tara and Michael! They were recommended to us from our venue and we couldn't be happier that they did. We live in NYC and have pretty high expectations on what "good food" is, but we wanted to remain on budget, and we wanted the food to represent us. I am from the Fairfield County area, but my husband is from Panama. We really wanted to make sure both our cultures were represented. From the moment we sat down with Tara she not only was excited about our fusion concept, she had just recently been to Panama! Clearly it was meant to be. She passionately talked about all the different directions we could go in as we tasted the best hors d'oeuvres we have ever had! Then Michael came out after our main courses were served. We were dying over the food!! It is clear Michael and Tara make an excellent team. They began to create dishes specifically for us for our wedding that would be representative of Panama and we could do that would be more New England. My husband said it was a privilege to watch, two people who are passionate and gifted at what they do brainstorm. We came up with an insanely amazing and unique menu, but what was so great is how conscious they were of our budget! We were even able to have a specialty cocktail that Michael actually improved to taste even better! I know I drove Tara nuts in the months before our wedding talking all the other little things we needed to the wedding/ wedding layout but she was so patient and always got right back to me. I was never worried! On the wedding day, they were amazing. All the servers they had hired were professional and polite. But the food, oh the food! People RAVED. We went around to each table to say hello to our guests during dinner and every table each plate was like it had been wiped cleaned, not even a morsel left. We are so grateful how they were able to give us such a unique menu for an extremely reasonable price. That combination is almost unheard of- they are the best!!
Sally · Married on 12/08/2011
I have never worked with a better, more responsive caterer. I never went near the kitchen during the entire event . It was as though I was in someone else's home.
Amy · Married on 09/17/2011
I always knew I wanted and "island" themed wedding, and when we set out to find a caterer, we were worried that it would be hard to find someone that could make my vision come to life.
We met with many caterers, but none of them came close to being as creative, professional and awesome as Michael Bick and Something's Fishy catering.
When I told Michael what I wanted, he responded with the perfect menu! I couldn't have written it better myself. When we tasted his food, we were sold. It was ten times better than the other food we had tasted.
On the day of the wedding, his team was ready and I didn't have to worry about a thing! His servers and Captain were professional and fun and they did everything right!
I can't tell you how many people came over to me that day to say that the food was delicious!!
I really can't recommend them enough! Truly great!
User2696051 · 2+ years ago
Michael and his crew are top notch in every way. He personally met with us, understood our preferences and needs, prepared an inspired menu based on what we asked, suggested excellent (and reasonably-priced) wine pairings, coordinated every detail of setup and cleanup, and delivered a dream-come-true experience for us.
He is not only incredibly passionate about food, but also about the service level to his customers.
His wait staff delivered excellent service, that met every need of a very fussy audience. My sister later told me: "they provided everything we asked for, and we asked for a lot of stuff".
I carry the memory of a flawless party thanks to him, and also a great time during the menu tasting, watching my then-fiance indulge in a few too many tastings of the various wines we had.
Michael - from the bottom of our hearts - THANK YOU! We had an incredible wedding thanks to you.
Diane · Married on 05/10/2008
Some Thing's Fishy Catering was outstanding from start to finish. Chef Michael Bick was quick to respond to inquiries and flexible in giving us different quotes to account for adding or omitting items. He was communicative and a pleasure to work with. The day of our event he and his staff arrived on time, quickly set up and had food rolling out seamlessly. The staff were all highly skilled and extremely personable. They went above and beyond to accommodate our requests and help with things clearly outside of their scope (like helping my elderly aunt walk to and from the house to the party tent outside.) When the sky opened up and started POURING rain, there was still nothing but service with a smile. One of the chefs even came out to the party tent (at my request) and kindly cut and served the cake there so it wouldn't get wet. The server stayed until the very end, helped clean up and organize things. When the party was over, the only sign my kitchen showed of having a party, was the wonderful left-overs. Everything else was clean and neat. As for the food..... WOW. Two days later, my family is still texting me complimenting the food (and there was plenty of it!) The food was absolutely outstanding; perfectly seasoned and perfectly cooked. We had more than enough to fill our bellies, and enough left-overs to send food home with anyone who wanted some. The quality of the food is beyond compare. It tasted like everything came right off the farm- the meats, the veggies, the cheeses- all high quality. Having Some Thing's Fishy catering made hosting my large family reunion stress-free.
Carol · Married on 05/31/2003
Michael provided a PERFECT menu for us and our guests. Everything was beautifully presented, absolutely delicious, unique and creative, and there were enough "leftovers" to feed a dozen or so people who hung around late into the evening. He also provided the bartender and servers, all of whom were terrific. He & staff have catered several other parties for us, as well – including a surprise birthday party for me, in my home – no small feat!
I'm always looking for an "excuse" to have him cater another event!!
Some Things Fishy is terrific, in every way.
Jennifer · event on: 12/03/2011
We had a fabulous experience with Some Things Fishy Catering. The planning went smoothly, the food was absolutely delicious, and the staff was super during the party. We had so many guests rave about the food and service!!!
Christian · Married on 06/17/2017
MIchael was attentive, creative, helpful and responsive. Great options, very flexible and innovative in his problem solving and actual cooking. Would HIGHLY recommend.
Stephen · Married on 08/11/2018
The food and service was excellent - all the guest where quite impressed !
User2360245 · event on: 06/23/2008
Michael catered our son's graduation party for 125 people at our local nature center. He was great at coordinating all the elements of the event including ordering and siting a tent, ordering rentals, and coordinating with the nature center staff. He was also able to deal with an inconvenient and spare kitchen on site and still pull of a great event. We were especially impressed with clean-up operations as it was important to leave the nature center in pristine condition, We first used Michael for catering after my mother's funeral. He did a great job on very short notice.
Barbara · Married on 06/23/2012
We are an inn that holds weddings and events. It took us a little while to find Somethings Fishy Catering, but now that we have, we are quite pleased with the beautifully prepared, presented and delicious food and fine service. More importantly, our clients have been very happy!