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Ilana · Married on 05/05/2018
I don't even know where to begin. I worked with Matt Gold/Zeffert and Gold and literally cannot imagine a better experience with a caterer. I was first nervous about pricing, but Zeffert and Gold were much more reasonable than other full service caterers, but I'm type-A and also work over 80 hours a week, so knew I needed someone I could completely rely on and who would handle the details. I was blown away in the meeting/menu tasting and knew they were the ones! Their food was delicious, and Matt clearly is the top of his field.Sent on 05/22/2018
For the year leading up to the wedding, Matt was in communication with me, and handled reserving chairs for rentals, me switching my venue, and tons of other unexpected details. I was only the second wedding in the venue we switched to, but in our walk-through Matt thought of everything and made sure the layout was perfect. He has an eye for detail, and knows how to design events to maximize fun and minimize headache. Again, all for a price lower than other caterers. I was able to adjust my menu not to far in advance of the wedding, and everything was beyond delicious.. For my speciality cocktails, I chose something kinda out there, and he made sure it was made perfectly. I could go on and on, but seriously I'm a perfectionist and thinking of my wedding, working with Zeffert and Gold was the best decision.
Rivka Friedman · Getting married on 04/02/2020
Treated me like family
They were so helpful in planning my daughters wedding. She was planning from out of town and they were always available to help guide us with each and every decision. You are making a mistake by not selecting Z and G as your caterer.Sent on 05/11/2019
Greg Pawelczyk · Getting married on 01/04/2020
Great Company, Great Food, and most important GREAT PEOPLE!
I can NOT say enough about this company. They were GREAT!!! We had a very short timeline to get things done and they came through. Megan King was our initial contact and she was great. She stayed in constant communication with us. She was familiar with the venue (Cloisters) and was able to guide us in what would and would not work. The day of staff Ben (Manager), Taylor (Chef), Alli, Deigo, Damon, Rayna, and all of the rest were very friendly. They made sure my wife was calm and spoke with her before her big walkout to make her feel comfortable which I appreciate. My little nephew took a liking to Alli and she went out of her way to make him feel special. He normally takes time to warm up but not with her. She was great! The food, everyone loved the food. GET THE BELGIAN WAFFLE BAR FOR DESERT!! It was the biggest hit, people are still talking about it! I am very thankful for all of the staff that made this day go smooth and without a hiccup. I would highly recommend them.Sent on 04/30/2019
Jamie · Married on 09/14/2019
Best food in the business!
We worked with Zeffert and Gold for our wedding May 31, 2019. They not only beat our expectations on food, but catered to our needs and preferences. I have received multiple rave reviews about the salmon, pork, and past apps amongst other things. Everything was wonderful and they were super helpful with suggestions to work with. Would definitely hire them again for any event!Sent on 06/05/2019
Kelsey Hinchliffe · Married on 09/14/2019
Overall, great food. Matt and team worked with us after hiccup with our previous caterer. Professional, efficient and friendly!Sent on 09/19/2019
Victoria Peele · Married on 09/01/2019
Best Food We've Ever Eaten
Coming from large Italian and Southern families, we wanted to ensure the food at our wedding was top notch. Not only was the food out of this world, but their customer service is the gold standard. Everyone kept going back for more hors d'oeuvres! We recommend literally EVERYTHING on the menu-- seriously you can't go wrong no matter what options you choose.Sent on 09/05/2019
From the moment we met Matt and tried the buffalo chicken wontons, we knew we had to go with Zeffert and Gold. Their team was quick with email responses, phone calls, and to get us in for a tasting immediately. After booking with them, they followed up with us, ensured we had everything we needed, and even took the time to do a final walk through. They treated us like family.
We wrapped up our wedding 4 days ago and out of the 106 guests, we have had nearly 80% ask us who our caterer was because it was THAT GOOD! Our only complaint is that Zeffert and Gold does not have a restaurant we can visit regularly because their food is delicious.
Thank you for everything, Matt. We are so thankful you and your team were able to be our caterer for our big day. We love you all!
-Luke and Tori Peele :)
Robert Tappan · Married on 08/31/2019
Zeffert & Gold - Gold standard!!
Wow! What a fantastic event we just had for our son's wedding at the Accelerator Space in Baltimore! He and his fiance had the majority of the contact with Matt during the planning stages and were very pleased and impressed with his professionalism and attention to detail, and we worked with him for the bar and some other details. Incredibly accommodating and the entire staff was the best! Our server, Lorene, was assigned to the wedding party table and the parents tables..we didn't have to lift a finger! She brought apps & drinks into the ceremony room for those of us waiting for pictures to be taken and took incredible care of us all night long. No detail was overlooked - she even thought of things that we didn't. If you book them, ask for her to work your event! Jayne kept things all track on night long. Rene and the other bartenders we awesome & our guests were raving all night about how great everything was. I'm sure there are other caterers in Baltimore, but you will NOT be disappointed with Matt and his team at Zeffert & Gold.Sent on 09/02/2019
Anna G · Married on 08/03/2019
One of the best choices we made!
From the beginning Matt and his team were so great, quickly and thoroughly answering emails and questions and helping with the planning, We loved how familiar they were with all of the other vendors in the area and how excited they were to work with everyone (and how excited everyone else was when they got to work with them!Sent on 08/05/2019
The day of everything was set up beautifully when we got there and having the bar open for a quick family drink before the wedding was so nice. The food was incredible, rave reviews from everyone and the vegetarians/vegans in particular were thrilled! We felt so truly well taken care of by all of the staff, They took care of anything we possibly could of thought of and a lot of things we didn't even know we needed. The apps in the private room gave us a minute of breather and the left over tray to take home was the best 2 AM meal ever. Matt and Peyton were the absolute sweetest looking out for us, I don't know how they managed to be everywhere all at once but we we're certainly never without a drink and wasted not a single minute worrying, they had everything running so smoothly.
Sophie · Married on 07/20/2019
Amazing experience!! Food, service, professionalism, all beyond our expectations!!
My husband and I were blown away by Zeffert and Gold's service on our wedding day. Multiple guests commented on how wonderful the food and service is. It was a fine dining experience and everyone could see how professional Zeffert and Gold's team was.Sent on 08/03/2019
Jayne (who was in charge of the day-of service team) really went above and beyond. She answered all of our requests promptly and we didn't have to worry about a thing. Because of Zeffert's team, we were able to truly enjoy our wedding and not worry about a thing.
We also researched a dozen of catering company beforehand and got quotes from all of them. For Zeffert, you get the most out of your money spent.
Matt was wonderful from the beginning. His response was prompt and helpful. We truly appreciated working with Zeffert and Gold and would definitely recommend them to newlyweds.
For your reference, we got married at the Mansion House of the Maryland Zoo on July 20th, 2019.
Louis Karko · Married on 07/20/2019
An A+ from start to finish
Zeffert & Gold catered our wedding and they were amazing. From day 1 it was clear that making our wedding the best it could be was their top priority. The communication was top notch; they kept us updated about deadlines and listened to our concerns and suggestions as the wedding approached. Whenever we sent an email, we got a response the same day. They even incorporated a few family recipes into our menu which was a nice touch.Sent on 08/28/2019
On the day of the wedding, the staff went above and beyond. The set-up was perfect, and everything was done on time. The staff was extremely friendly as well. Several guests told us that the staff asked how they were doing and if they needed anything. Every bartender was smiling, made conversation, poured good drinks, and remembered drink orders from round to round. And perhaps most importantly, the food was outstanding. We loved everything that was prepared and received nothing but compliments from our guests.
Choosing a caterer is an important decision for any large event. We couldn’t have made a better decision than using Zeffert & Gold and we’d highly recommend them to anyone looking for easy planning, a professional staff, and incredible food.
Katherine · Married on 07/13/2019
Iris saved our wedding!
Zeffert and Gold catered an incredible wedding for us. Our guests raved about the food - especially the chocolate-raspberry wedding cake.Sent on 07/22/2019
Even more impressive? They pulled this all off with two weeks notice! Our original caterer went out of business less than a month before the wedding. Though this was a stressful situation, Iris, our event designer, was assuring and completely calm and confident that Zeffert and Gold could still make everything we had envisioned for our wedding happen. We had a delicious and productive tasting with Iris and the chef where we were able to start from scratch and plan everything in one evening. We were so impressed that they were able to include so many personal touches from the signature welcome drinks, to the specific oysters Will wanted, to the custom vegetarian dish, to the insta-worthy cake.
Our event manager, Justina, was the best. She knew what we wanted before we knew what we wanted, and accommodated every request. The wedding went smoothly and was timed perfectly. I could not be happier with the service Zeffert and Gold provided.
Eloise Grose · Married on 06/29/2019
They made everything perfect!
They came recommended by our venue the BMI( also wonderful) and we worked with Matt and Naimah for our big day. From the first email to the end of the wedding they were so easy to work with. Response time on emails was usually within an hour or two(if not immediate), every question and last minute request were given their full attention. They made it feel easy for us!Sent on 07/09/2019
In addition to the wonderful service, the food was delightful and unique. While my husband and I eat everything( we had Tikka masala bites, Peking Duck crepes, Pork BBQ Chimmichuri Ribs, Crab Cakes), we have friends and family who are Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan which is not always easy to cater to (especially since we chose not to do special plates, but rather stations.) Matt helped us pick a menu that would work for every kind of eater. A friend of mine who is vegan( but also a foodie) informed me that it was "The best wedding food ever." My biggest complaint is that my parents took all of the leftovers home for themselves! While I had not worked with them before, if I ever have a big event, Zeffert and Gold will be my go to!
Samantha Randel · Married on 06/29/2019
Unbelievably Amazing Caterer!
WOW...we were beyond impressed with Z&G's level of service, responsiveness, flexibility and quality of food at our wedding. We first met Matt Gold at our tasting (which was truly phenomenal), and knew immediately that Z&G was the caterer we wanted to work with. Not only was the food amazing, but Matt was super friendly, professional and down to earth. Also, we were able to have 4 entree selections for our plated dinner for the same price that another caterer quoted us for just 2 selections. Matt was there for our walkthrough a month before the wedding, and was very involved in working with our wedding planner to make sure everything flowed nicely. He even accommodated us wanting to upgrade our flatware a week or two before the wedding. All of the on-site staff was super friendly and went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect. We missed cocktail hour for photos, and when we got back to the bridal suite we had a personal tray of apps to enjoy! We both also had drinks in our hands the entire night. All of our guests complimented the quality of the food and service; a few even said they would be using Z&G as a caterer for future events. Z&G was super impressive and was such a big part of why our wedding day was so amazing. Thank you, Matt and team!Sent on 09/03/2019
Alexandra · Married on 06/01/2019
delicious food, wonderful staff
We are thrilled with our experience with Z&G. We worked with Matt, who was responsive, creative, and worked to accommodate our vision in the best way possible. There were so many food options it was hard to pick- but our guests loved everything we chose. We even got to create our own 'honeymoon station' which had Italian and Greek food, inspired by our honeymoon trip. The day of, Z&G staff worked tirelessly to make sure everything was perfect, and especially ensured that the bride and groom ate, and never went without a drink in our hands! We cannot recommend you guys enough- our guests are still raving about cocktail hour...Sent on 06/19/2019
Kristina · Married on 06/01/2019
One of our best decisions!
Everyone says food is one of the most important parts of a wedding, and they’re right! Using Z&G was such a great decision. Megan was our go to girl from the start; she was so incredibly helpful, friendly and made the entire process fun and easy. (I dare say, while I do not miss wedding planning, I do miss our email chains.) She answered all one million questions I had and had great suggestions when I was torn. We decided to have a [fresh squeezed] orange crush bar at the last minute and they were able to pull it off and it was a hit! All the food was delicious, the drinks were great, the decor was classy and the service was wonderful. All of our guests commented on how great the food was and how big the wheel of baked brie was! We made sure to eat as much as we could at the wedding but they also wrapped up a to-go package for us which was just as delicious the next day. You really can’t go wrong with Z&G.Sent on 07/09/2019
Jennifer · Married on 06/01/2019
Best in the Business
Zeffert and Gold is the best in the business. We got sooo many compliments from guests on our food (particularly on our mashed potato bar and freshly made donuts!). Their day-of service, from their bartenders to their servers, is also top-notch. We were never without food or drink whenever we wanted it, and our guests told us the same.Sent on 07/16/2019
Iris was also wonderful to work with leading up to the event. She gave her expert opinion on things, and was open to things we wanted to try. She had the chefs totally customize both a main dish (crab pasta) and an appetizer (watermelon and mozzarella skewers) for us, and we couldn’t have been happier. She also knew our venue very well and helped us decide on the best layout for everything.
Thank you Iris and Z&G for being such a wonderful part of our day!
Jessica · Married on 05/26/2019
Can't say enough good things about our experience with Zeffert & Gold- they were so wonderful both at our wedding and at the large welcome barbeque we hosted the day before our wedding! They are warm, professional, flexible and made the process for us as easy as possible. The food was delicious and many guests commented on how much they liked it. Before our wedding everyone in the industry kept telling us how great Zeffert & Gold is and they even exceeded all of those expectations- we are so happy we decided to work with them!Sent on 06/03/2019
Cori · Married on 05/25/2019
Exceptional service and exceptional food!
We used Zeffert and Gold for our 5/25 wedding and they exceeded all of our expectations. They were incredibly responsive and helpful with creating a menu for our wedding. Iris gave amazing suggestions and really worked with me to personalizing the menu. They were outstanding as a caterer for our wedding. Matt managed the event and he was amazing. He made sure we were well fed and hydrated. Their staff was very attentive and supportive. As if they couldn't get any better the food was AMAZING! Everything that we had was delicious (coming from a self-proclaimed foodie). Multiple people told us that our food was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. I had people talking about it a month after our wedding. If you are looking for a caterer look no further. Zeffert and Gold is so amazing in every way, they are absolutely the best choice.Sent on 07/20/2019
Ebise · Married on 05/24/2019
Best Staff (and incredible donuts!)
There is a reason that Zeffert and Gold are recommended caterers at so many places: they are REALLY good at what they do. I reached out to Matt Gold early in my wedding planing because I wanted to to know if I could bring food from an Ethiopian food vendor as well. I had no idea how any of this worked. Matt talked me through the whole process and reassured me that everything was going to be ok. Of course we hired them and its was smooth sailing during the entire process. The wedding could not have gone better! The food was delicious and the service as top notch. My guests are still raving about the fresh donuts and the staff! I would recommend them without hesitation!Sent on 05/28/2019
Jacinta · Married on 05/24/2019
I love food and it was so good
So, I'm a self renowned foodie (but also picky so that gets difficult for some) and this was amazing! To be fair, I didn't get to dessert on the actual wedding day, but the entree and salad were so good and just what I remembered from our tasting. Zeffert and Gold were amazing accommodating our needs and even a last minute very picky guest who wanted fast food, but that's not allowed at weddings! We had some vegans/vegetarians and Zeffert and Gold does not slack in that area! Some places give bland vegan/vegetarian options but everyone was SO happy with the stuffed pepper, even non-vegetarians chose that and said it was great! There was great communication and quick responses, professionalism was great, and I felt like there were a few things I wasn't sure about and having done many weddings Iris was so on top of everything which made me feel 100% at ease. It helps that they work with lots of venues including mine and could give suggestions when I wasn't sure what the best positioning would be. I would definitely recommend Zeffert and Gold and would say that the quality is worth the cost!Sent on 06/05/2019
Rachel Dehart · Married on 05/11/2019
Best wedding reception caterer
I highly recommend Zeffert and Gold Catering. Iris Gold was a pleasure to work with throughout the wedding planning process. We received many compliments on the food and beverages from guests that we selected for our wedding reception. The entire Zeffert and Gold Catering staff was friendly, hardworking, and very professional!Sent on 06/08/2019
Katelyn · Married on 05/10/2019
AMAZING service and food
Zeffert and Gold is hands down the BEST caterer out there! From the moment we first emailed them to the last seconds of our wedding day everything was absolutely PERFECT! Matt Gold is truly the best person to work with. My husband and I had a million questions and Matt would answer the very next day or even the day of, with all things answered. He made sure nothing was ever up in the air. Our tasting was a blast and we were able to change anything we didn’t like or want. I am allergic to cilantro and they were able to work with me with that. Matt was honest with us and what would work best in our venue and with the amount of people we had. We did family style for our wedding and it worked out great! We had numerous people tell us that our wedding food was the best they have ever had. The service of Zeffert and Gold is impeccable! They are on top of everything. I was so nervous since I didn’t have a day of and meeting with Matt Gold 2 weeks before the wedding put all my nerves out the window! He knew exactly what I wanted and was able to implement my vision perfectly! My day of person that he gave me, which was also named Matt was absolutely amazing as well! He never let my husband and I go without eating or having a drink in our hand. He was on top of timing and made sure everything was done when it was suppose to! I would recommend Zeffert and Gold for any wedding! They are truly an amazing company to work with! Thank you for making it the best day of my life!Sent on 06/03/2019
Amy Lewetzki · Married on 05/05/2019
Amazing food amazing service
This was by far the best choice (and first choice) we made while wedding planning! We were pretty set on our venue but were sold when we knew Zeffert and Gold could cater it. We worked with Matt mostly who took our initial ideas and made them in to reality with much improvements based off of his experience while still keeping all the important details we wanted. Even with the rain, everything still ran smoothly and was absolutely perfect! The food was beyond amazing! Our guests couldn’t stop saying how good everything was and the wide selection that was available. The staff on the day of followed us around with food and drinks to make sure we ate and took care of every problem without us even really knowing about them. Zeffert and Gold is worth every penny you pay for the wood and amazing service you receive from the day you start planning all they way up to your wedding day.Sent on 05/19/2019
Sarah · Married on 04/12/2019
Could not recommend Z&G more!
We worked with Matt from Zeffert & Gold. He was very responsive, reliable and was willing to work with us within our budget. We had tons of positive feedback on the food from our guests and everything ran smoothly. They clearly are experienced caterers and think of every detail. I can't thank them enough for doing such a wonderful job and truly making our wedding a stress-free experience. Their prices included everything from dinnerware to linens and they were up front and honest with all their pricing. We had no surprises. Highly recommend them.Sent on 04/26/2019
Rachel Sybor · Married on 03/15/2019
Best decision of our planning!!
Choosing Zeffert and Gold was hands down the best decision we made along the planning process. Iris guided us through the process from beginning to end. The options to choose from were endless but once we gave our ideas Iris helped us come up with the perfect menu. And the food was AMAZING!! We went with a buffet and everything was still so flavorful and classy.Sent on 03/26/2019
But it was so much more than the delicious food. They helped us with our timeline, walked us through the venue answering all our questions. The day of they set up everything exactly as we wanted. My husband and I cannot say enough about our experience with Zeffert and Gold - our only wish is that they had a restaurant for us to go visit now that the wedding is over!!