Anastasiya Prozorova · Married on 11/09/2019
Hands down the best in Southwest Florida!
We honestly can't say enough about how amazing it was to work with Chef Greg, Sam and the whole Tastebuds team! From the first brainstorming meeting to the actual wedding day they were helpful and dedicated to providing the best possible service and food. They were organized and easy to work with. They made our dream wedding meal come true! We are major foodies and opted to do stations from cultures around the world. Each item was simply the best. Chef Greg took the time to work with us on pairing each item to a beer from our Brewery. They took all of our likes and suggestions and crafted something so wonderful. Our guest loved the unique menu and still talk about it to this day. We are so happy to have found Tastebuds and will hopefully work with them again in the future!Sent on 12/05/2019
Veronica Peterson · Married on 11/10/2018
Rustic Outdoor Wedding
The food was FANTASTIC! The presentation was amazing and everyone had nothing but great things to say that night. Leading up to it, they asked us what we want on our menu! We were able to be as creative as we wanted to be! I would highly recommend Tastebuds Custom Catering to anyone that is looking for a caterer for ANY event! You will not be disappointed!Sent on 12/07/2018
Leslianne · Married on 10/13/2018
The Food...WOW! Amazing!
Heather and her staff were absolutely wonderful and accommodating! They made our lives so much easier the day of our Fairwell Brunch. We had the taco cart and selected breakfast foods like sausage gravy and biscuits, frittata and bacon - YUM! The tacos, rice and beans were authentic, which meant a lot to me since half of my family is Mexican ;) Everyone LOVED IT! We were so impressed and happy with how everything turned out. I would hire Tastebuds again in a heartbeat!Sent on 11/02/2018
Nate · Married on 06/25/2017
We chose a more casual, BBQ buffet, but the level of professionalism and attention to detail were at the highest level. Delicious and beautifully presented. Highly recommended.Sent on 06/28/2017
Tastebuds Custom Catering, Inc's reply:Nate, thank you so much for your feedback. Your comments are what we strive for each day, so we are so glad to have exceeded your expectations. We loved working with you and meeting your diverse families. Wishing you both a lifetime of love and happiness!
Kelly · Married on 10/08/2016
Over the top amazing. Can I give 10 stars?
Tastebuds isn't your standard caterer. They're exceptional in every way. If you want to have a unique, custom, perfect to the last crumb catering experience - this is your team. Their staff is a well-oiled machine and every moment of your planning experience will prove it. Then come time for your event you can rest assured that what you and your guests will have presented to them will actually have them saying, "WOW".Sent on 05/05/2020
Lara · Married on 10/02/2015
We had Greg and his team cater our rehearsal dinner, which was at a house my parents had rented. He was great/reliable communicating with me during the planning process (we did a destination wedding so relied on emails and a couple phone calls to plan). He was also willing to stop by the rental house to see how to set up and if we needed to rent any tables/chairs. We ended up putting in a last-minute order for tables, chairs, and linens, and he facilitated that with no problems. The day of we ended up changing the setup from outside to inside due to the heat, and they made it work. The food was delicious and we had some leftovers to share with everyone the day after the wedding. The setup was beautiful as well. Everyone LOVED it! Thank you Greg, Dean, and team!!!Sent on 10/24/2015
User3946667 · 2+ years ago
The food was amazing and looked beautiful, everything they did was perfect, and Greg was such a nice guy. When I was nervously waiting to walk down the aisle, I saw him and he gave me two enthusiastic thumbs up and a big smile. The wedding was at our house and Greg came over twice to plan and make sure everything would go smoothly. I would definitely recommend Tastebuds.Sent on 12/04/2014
Natasha · Married on 03/08/2014
Greg and his team are awesome. I knew from our tasting that food would be exquisite. Our wedding was held at a private home with about 40 people in attendance. Because we weren't a huge crowd, we went with the option of having a family style dinner with a number of different main dishes & sides.Sent on 03/11/2014
First off the food at our tasting was insanely good. Before the tasting, I was not a fan of sea bass or mushrooms. Greg's sea bass was tender, tasty & did not have a hint of a fishy taste. He made a pasta that contained mushrooms, again so good & the mushrooms were excellent, he completely changed my view on mushrooms!
The day of our wedding, Greg & his crew got down to business quickly. He was also able to provide us with a bar tender which made life so much easier. All of my friends raved about the h'orderves when we got back from taking pictures. I was so happy that they brought me h'orderves after we finished pictures at the beach because I was starving; they even made it very clear that due to my allergy they were bringing items that were freshly prepared.
Dinner started with 3 main courses served family style & 2 sides. All 3 main courses were perfect, they tasted exactly as they did when we did the tasting with Greg; the sides were perfect too. I wanted to eat so much of each, but the wedding dress wouldn't allow it! :)
I found Greg and his staff to be extremely friendly, very humble and quite attentive. They were very social with our guests, I heard stories afterwards of the jokes that were made with the catering team.
We couldn't have asked for a better group of people to cater our wedding. I have absolutely no reservations about recommending Greg and his team to my friends.
Cammy · Married on 11/09/2013
Greg and his team were great to work with. He was responsive via emails and the food was great! We had stations and a variety of food at our beach wedding, and everyone at the wedding thought it was great! Very professional and a they are definitely willing to work within your budget with the food and alcohol to find something that is right for you!Sent on 11/25/2013
Gideon/Christin · Married on 06/09/2012
Where to begin. Greg and the crew at Tastebuds were phenominal and will the food and service they provided on our big day remain as a highlight and well talked about topic of conversation among our guests for years. My wife and I are both active duty military members, stationed in VA. We planned our wedding back home in Naples,FL but had to do all of the planning either via email or numerous phone conversations. Planning a wedding is stressful and doing it from far even more so. Greg understood this and did everything from correspondance to customizing our menu to our needs with no time wasted. On the day of the wedding there were a few issues, it's a wedding, but from a catering point EVERYTHING was outstanding-from the setup, the service staff, the quality of the food and most of all Greg himself provided assistance with a few other elements of the wedding that weren't catering related. We would recommend Tastebuds to anyone, anyday!Sent on 08/14/2012
A · Married on 05/05/2012
In our opinion Greg is a food artist who also happens to be an incredible chef. The food was excellent and the presentation of all the food was beautiful. Very easy to work with and very accomodating. Our venue was a tough one and we had a lot of non standard requests beyond just catering and he took care of all of them without hesitation. Greg is very creative and he will make sure you get your money's worth and then some. His team were very professional and worked hard to make everything perfect all day.Sent on 05/17/2012
Britta · Married on 11/14/2009
Greg Shapiro and crew did a great job at our wedding reception. From the first meeting, we were impressed with Greg's professionalism. We initially found him because we were looking for a caterer who used local and organic food. He worked with us on coming up with themed tables based on different states/countries. We wished we could have done a tasting but some of our food was so unique it wasn't possible. He made an apple-scented venison roast that was delicious - the first time I have ever liked venison. He also made my husband's conch chowder recipe and the guests loved it (we ran out of bowls). We hired the bartender through them and I heard he was very efficient even during busy times at the bar. One of his guys was even up on a ladder changing light bulbs. I heard nothing but good things about the food and the coordinator was happy with how well his staff worked the reception. I would highly recommend Tastebuds!Sent on 11/19/2009
Tastebuds Custom Catering, Inc's reply:Britta, Thank you for the review! We had a GREAT time working with you and you had such a beautiful wedding. We wish you and Lars nothing but the best!
Morgan · Married on 03/17/2012
Tastebuds did a very good job with the food. The food was exceptional and the hit was most certainly the mash-tini bar. Everybody had at least seconds. They also did a good job making sure everybody always had drinks and were very creative in the way the food was set-up. Not only was the food presented nicely but they even put some decorations and candles on the tables so they did not look like buffet tables - we did stations.Sent on 03/30/2012
User3204849 · 2+ years ago
Greg is a culinary genius! We did food stations for our wedding. The presentation of the stations and the quality of the food was absolutely exceptional. Working with Greg and his team was really easy. He catered the menu to our specific desires and had no problems making changes to the menu along the way. His creative way of presenting the food was sensational.Sent on 04/18/2013
Overall there isn't anything that I would have changed. I highly recommend Greg to anyone for any event.
His staff provided white glove service which we didn't expect, folding our guests napkins and placing them next to their plate whenever they got up. Greg and his team exceeded all expectations that we had!!
I have been to lots of events but never had food like this!!