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Welcome to The Delish Dish!

We’re awakening taste buds to the cuisines of the world—one bite, one meal, one event at a time.

Food inspired by the cuisines of the world is our passion. At the Delish Dish, our mission is to create unforgettable events and celebrations for our clients with outstanding food, exceptional service, and unique presentation. We accomplish this by:

  • Emphasizing quality over convenience in our service and by preparing our sauces, marinades, salad dressings, and desserts from scratch;
  • Customizing our menus and services to YOUR needs; we welcome gluten- free, vegetarian, and vegan requests;
  • Exceeding our clients’ expectations in service and hospitality; and
  • Coordinating china and equipment rentals, as well as floral arrangements and linens.

The Delish Dish Catering FAQs

What exactly does The Delish Dish offer in terms of catering services?
We offer a truly customized, full-service catering experience. What that means is that we sit down with you to not only create a custom menu based on your needs, wants, and budget, but we also help with coordinating the rental of china, silverware, glassware, bars, tables, chairs, linens, and even centerpieces, if desired. We also act as an on-site coordinator by setting tables, folding napkins, organizing bartending and coffee services, orchestrating cake cutting, and working with your chosen vendors to make sure every event runs smoothly and efficiently. We don’t just make a beautiful and delicious meal—we deliver outstanding events and celebrations with style and grace. We’re here to make sure your wedding or event is the talk of the town.
Why should we hire The Delish Dish instead of another catering company?
Unlike many cookie-cutter catering companies, Chef Mavis works one-on-one with you to create a uniquely delicious, from-scratch menu that fits YOUR culinary needs and wants. If you love vibrant, beautiful and exceptionally tasty food, then you’ve come to the right place! Do you have Celiac’s disease or follow a gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan diet? We craft your wedding menu around your taste buds. The Delish Dish carefully screens and hires only the best attendants and bartenders who want to make YOUR day special. Our team is dedicated to making your event not just great, but extraordinary.
Why should I trust Chef Mavis and her culinary team to make our wedding food?
After years of cooking, baking, and entertaining for family and friends, Chef Mavis enrolled and was classically trained in French cuisine at Kendall College culinary school in Chicago. She completed a Mexican Master course during her training, which inspired a real passion for the flavors of Mexico and Latin America. Chef Mavis also lived and studied in Italy and took cooking classes in Umbria, Italy. Her host-mother taught her how to make a mean artichoke risotto, and her life hasn’t been the same since. She continues to search for the best recipes or create them. She has trained her team in her recipes and techniques, so they can continue to execute her vision for delicious, fresh food at each and every event.
Can The Delish Dish accommodate various styles of dining?
We cater to all styles of dining, including sit-down dinners, buffet-style dinners, station-style dinners, and even drop-off and pick-up catering for smaller parties and events. We’re happy to work with you to determine the best style of service for your event.
How much does it cost and how does your pricing work?

Pricing varies based on many factors, such as time of day, venue layout, guest count, menu choices (BBQ chicken will cost less than beef tenderloin), etc. We work with you one-on-one to create a menu based on your guests’ age, appetite, and the type of celebration to ensure there is enough food for everyone in your party. In catering, the menu is only part of your catering bill. We determine our pricing based on several factors:

  • Menu Generally delineated as a price per person. For the majority of our weddings, our dinner menus range from $18 to $40 per guest. Corporate and social event menu pricing ranges from $5 to $50 per person.
  • Staffing Staffing is a separate charge on your proposal. This includes your event captain, who runs the event, culinary staff, attendants and bartenders, if necessary. We determine this based on the size and scope of your event. Our staff sets up your event, serves and cleans up after guests, and then returns the space back to the original condition or better than it was found in.
  • Rentals Rentals are itemized on your proposal. Depending on what your venue offers, we coordinate the rental of linens, plates, napkins, glassware, and even tables in some cases.
  • Taxes, Fees, & Gratuity Venue fees, if charged, and applicable local taxes are applied. We also apply gratuity to all staffed events on food and service only.
So, if you charge for all these things separately, what does the total wedding catering bill look like?

Our wedding clients’ final bills range from $24 to $90 per guest. On average, Delish Dish wedding clients spend approximately $50 per guest on their catering bill; this includes from-scratch gourmet food, top-notch serving staff, rentals, taxes, fees, and gratuity. We work closely with you to help make sure you get the bang for your budget! We’ve worked with budgets from $600 to $20,000.

So, if you charge for all these things separately, what does the total wedding catering bill look like?

Our wedding clients’ final bills range from $24 to $90 per guest. On average, Delish Dish wedding clients spend approximately $50 per guest on their catering bill; this includes from-scratch gourmet food, top-notch serving staff, rentals, taxes, fees, and gratuity. We work closely with you to help make sure you get the bang for your budget! We’ve worked with budgets from $600 to $20,000.

Can you refer us to other event- or wedding-related businesses?

We’re always happy to suggest other vendors for your venue, wedding cake, photography, florist, vintage rentals, and more!

Best Caterers in
Cincinnati
2018

Parties & Private Events

At The Delish Dish, delicious gourmet food and top-notch hospitality are our passion. Whether it’s a private dinner party, a birthday, wedding, mitzvah, or an anniversary, our globally inspired, from- scratch menus will delight your guests and our service will exceed your expectations.

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Corporate Catering

Whether it’s an early morning meeting, a business lunch or an after- work cocktail party, our scrumptious, well-balanced breakfasts, lunches, and snacks will fuel your clients, employees, or guests with plenty of energy to tackle the day’s activities.

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Weddings

Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life, and at The Delish Dish we don’t take that lightly—we know every little detail counts. We love working with our wedding clients to create one-of-a- kind menus and unforgettable events.

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Wedding Favors

Made By Mavis artisan jams and jellies are the perfect wedding favor! Choose from our wide selection of flavors, or we’re happy to create and package a custom jam flavor for you to impress your guests on your special day.

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Vendors

We would love to refer you to some of our favorite vendors!

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Venues

We would love to recommend one of our preffered venues for your upcoming wedding or special event!

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Testimonials

Sharon S.

We used Mavis twice on different occasions. The first time was a birthday dinner for my husband. We were very impressed w/ Mavis’ cooking. I usually make reservations at a nice restaurant, but the food and the entire night was far superior than going out to eat. Mavis suggested different sides/ sauces based on what we liked. She was happy to fix anything I wanted. The food she prepared was the equivalent of a 5 star restaurant. We could relax while she was fixing dinner. Her friendly personality makes the experience so much fun.

The second time Mavis cooked for us was for a Cinco de Mayo party. She made the burritos, homemade salsa, and desserts. Everyone at the party kept saying how good the food was. It was so nice- I cleaned for the party but didn’t have to do much grocery shopping nor cooking.
Thanks Mavis!!!
2014-02-20T03:48:00+00:00
We used Mavis twice on different occasions. The first time was a birthday dinner for my husband. We were very impressed w/ Mavis’ cooking. I usually make reservations at a nice restaurant, but the food and the entire night was far superior than going out to eat. Mavis suggested different sides/ sauces based on what we liked. She was happy to fix anything I wanted. The food she prepared was the equivalent of a 5 star restaurant. We could relax while she was fixing dinner. Her friendly personality makes the experience so much fun. The second time Mavis cooked for us was for a Cinco de Mayo party. She made the burritos, homemade salsa, and desserts. Everyone at the party kept saying how good the food was. It was so nice- I cleaned for the party but didn’t have to do much grocery shopping nor cooking. Thanks Mavis!!!

Jackie

Mavis provided a meal for 30. So easy for me delivered and ready to go. Everyone loved it wanted to know my secret! shh! don’t tell!
2014-02-20T03:48:51+00:00
Mavis provided a meal for 30. So easy for me delivered and ready to go. Everyone loved it wanted to know my secret! shh! don’t tell!

Annie L.

Delish Dish Catering is Fab. Mavis caters for me frequently and I can’t get enough! She can whip up just about anything and is VERY UNIQUE and creative. I will always and only use her!
2014-02-20T03:50:34+00:00
Delish Dish Catering is Fab. Mavis caters for me frequently and I can’t get enough! She can whip up just about anything and is VERY UNIQUE and creative. I will always and only use her!

Katrina W.

Katrina says: I had a dinner party at my house for my employees. 14 people and I didn’t want to have to do all that work! I contacted Mavis with my budget and a general idea of what I was thinking and she did all the work. Great menu suggestion, excellent food and it was delivered quickly and all I had to do what invite everyone to sit down. Rave reviews and so easy…..I’ll call Mavis again.
2014-02-20T03:51:07+00:00
Katrina says: I had a dinner party at my house for my employees. 14 people and I didn’t want to have to do all that work! I contacted Mavis with my budget and a general idea of what I was thinking and she did all the work. Great menu suggestion, excellent food and it was delivered quickly and all I had to do what invite everyone to sit down. Rave reviews and so easy…..I’ll call Mavis again.

Doug S

Mavis was amazing. She created a fabulous birthday dinner for my wife. Each course was tastier than the previous one. The flavors were fantastic. The menu options all sounded so good I can’t wait to have her cook for us again. I highly recommend her.
2014-02-20T03:51:33+00:00
Mavis was amazing. She created a fabulous birthday dinner for my wife. Each course was tastier than the previous one. The flavors were fantastic. The menu options all sounded so good I can’t wait to have her cook for us again. I highly recommend her.

Lauren Martin ~ Event Coordinator @ Graydon Head

Mavis has catered events for our corporate mixers a handful of times now and we couldn’t be happier with the food she produces. The presentations are stunning and she always takes the time to work within the budget of each individual event to make it unique and memorable for our guests. I highly recommend her services.
2014-02-20T03:51:55+00:00
Mavis has catered events for our corporate mixers a handful of times now and we couldn’t be happier with the food she produces. The presentations are stunning and she always takes the time to work within the budget of each individual event to make it unique and memorable for our guests. I highly recommend her services.

Barbara Riester

You catered the 50th anniversary party on August 10th at my daughter house for 32 people. The party was a huge success, and much of that was due to your catering expertise. Our daughters made excellent choices for the appetizers, salads and entree dishes and we were all very pleased with the presentation and the food. Italian beef sandwiches were perfect and you followed our answers to your questions to a “T”. Many of the guests were asking who did the catering snd we gladly gave them your name. Job well done.
2014-02-20T03:52:17+00:00
You catered the 50th anniversary party on August 10th at my daughter house for 32 people. The party was a huge success, and much of that was due to your catering expertise. Our daughters made excellent choices for the appetizers, salads and entree dishes and we were all very pleased with the presentation and the food. Italian beef sandwiches were perfect and you followed our answers to your questions to a “T”. Many of the guests were asking who did the catering snd we gladly gave them your name. Job well done.

Bob Graham

We used Delish Dish for our daughter Laurel’s wedding to Kevin. Not only was everything delicious, her staff were amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed being Mavis’ first! (Wedding, that is!)

I highly recommend Mavis for your event, she really prepared what we wanted, and everyone at the wedding loved the dinner!

Good luck in the future, and I hope we have an excuse to use Delish Dish again!
2014-02-20T03:52:35+00:00
We used Delish Dish for our daughter Laurel’s wedding to Kevin. Not only was everything delicious, her staff were amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed being Mavis’ first! (Wedding, that is!) I highly recommend Mavis for your event, she really prepared what we wanted, and everyone at the wedding loved the dinner! Good luck in the future, and I hope we have an excuse to use Delish Dish again!

Paige Kindell Janson

Although I had procrastinated, I wanted to do something nice for my husband for his birthday dinner, and he always cooks for us and our friends. I thought about having dinner catered, but was nervous that he would be critical since he’s the chef in our house. I found Delish Dish online, and reached out to Mavis – within hours she had gotten back to me and was able to accommodate our event in a short amount of time. She worked with me on the menu for our guests, which included vegetarians, that was creative and  the food selections complimented each other and our upscale casual event. When the day arrived, the delivery and set up of the food was quick, clean, and the staff was professional and ensured we were ready for the evening. The food was incredible – everyone commented how delicious each course was! After our guests left for the night, my husband said he has been spoiled – he wants to cater all our events going forward! Thanks Delish Dish!!
2014-08-06T01:50:30+00:00
Although I had procrastinated, I wanted to do something nice for my husband for his birthday dinner, and he always cooks for us and our friends. I thought about having dinner catered, but was nervous that he would be critical since he’s the chef in our house. I found Delish Dish online, and reached out to Mavis – within hours she had gotten back to me and was able to accommodate our event in a short amount of time. She worked with me on the menu for our guests, which included vegetarians, that was creative and  the food selections complimented each other and our upscale casual event. When the day arrived, the delivery and set up of the food was quick, clean, and the staff was professional and ensured we were ready for the evening. The food was incredible – everyone commented how delicious each course was! After our guests left for the night, my husband said he has been spoiled – he wants to cater all our events going forward! Thanks Delish Dish!!

Christina & John Back, October 2014

Mavis catered our wedding of 245 guests at the Contemporary Arts Center, and the food was amazing!!! We received many messages the next day with compliments of the food, specifically the best mashed potatoes ever. The food truly couldn't have been better. It was great to work with someone that was so passionate and invested. We will always refer Mavis and Delish Dish!
2014-11-06T00:15:44+00:00
Mavis catered our wedding of 245 guests at the Contemporary Arts Center, and the food was amazing!!! We received many messages the next day with compliments of the food, specifically the best mashed potatoes ever. The food truly couldn't have been better. It was great to work with someone that was so passionate and invested. We will always refer Mavis and Delish Dish!

Anna & Zach Eames, 2014

"Mavis and her team were a pleasure to work with from the initial wedding planning stage to the very end of the wedding night. On the business side; responses were prompt and professional, questions answered, advice given appropriately, and requests were fully met. Mavis and her team were prepared, skilled, well dressed, and kind to all guests. The food was delicious, met our vision, and was ready on-time. We received so many compliments on the quality, taste, freshness, and theme of the food offered. I highly recommend The Delish Dish to cater any wedding or social event. A big thank-you to Mavis and her awesome team!"
2014-11-24T03:36:17+00:00
"Mavis and her team were a pleasure to work with from the initial wedding planning stage to the very end of the wedding night. On the business side; responses were prompt and professional, questions answered, advice given appropriately, and requests were fully met. Mavis and her team were prepared, skilled, well dressed, and kind to all guests. The food was delicious, met our vision, and was ready on-time. We received so many compliments on the quality, taste, freshness, and theme of the food offered. I highly recommend The Delish Dish to cater any wedding or social event. A big thank-you to Mavis and her awesome team!"

Missy Smith, Bride, May 2015

"So very impressed with Mavis and her amazing team! We had our backyard wedding last weekend, and the food was absolutely delicious. Everyone complimented the food and the service saying it was the best wedding buffet they have ever experienced. The girls looked beautiful and professional and took care of everything. I mean everything! Things I didn't even think of. It was so wonderful to be able to relax and know that my guests were in the best hands. Thank you again to Mavis and your team. You guys are the best:) I will recommend The Delish Dish to anyone and will definitely be back for more!"
2015-06-02T02:35:40+00:00
"So very impressed with Mavis and her amazing team! We had our backyard wedding last weekend, and the food was absolutely delicious. Everyone complimented the food and the service saying it was the best wedding buffet they have ever experienced. The girls looked beautiful and professional and took care of everything. I mean everything! Things I didn't even think of. It was so wonderful to be able to relax and know that my guests were in the best hands. Thank you again to Mavis and your team. You guys are the best:) I will recommend The Delish Dish to anyone and will definitely be back for more!"

Ryan Frech

"The Delish Dish catered my Mom's 60th birthday last weekend. I spoke with Mavis approximately a month prior to the event and she walked me through the menu and made some recommendations. I honestly did not know exactly what I was looking for, but felt at ease after hearing the great options she had suggested. Mavis was a prompt communicator and handled some last minute changes to the menu very well. The day of the party went off great. The guys showed up on time to prep and were super friendly. They prepared ceviche cups and tortellini skewers that looked and tasted amazing as highlights to an overall incredible menu. Would highly recommend"
2015-06-02T02:36:03+00:00
"The Delish Dish catered my Mom's 60th birthday last weekend. I spoke with Mavis approximately a month prior to the event and she walked me through the menu and made some recommendations. I honestly did not know exactly what I was looking for, but felt at ease after hearing the great options she had suggested. Mavis was a prompt communicator and handled some last minute changes to the menu very well. The day of the party went off great. The guys showed up on time to prep and were super friendly. They prepared ceviche cups and tortellini skewers that looked and tasted amazing as highlights to an overall incredible menu. Would highly recommend"

Susan Klinedinst

"Wow, what can I say, you are one amazing lady.  You and your staff went above and beyond and we couldn't have been happier with everything you did to make the reception simply delicious.  You are a true master and we wish you all the best with your future events."
2015-08-04T14:45:39+00:00
"Wow, what can I say, you are one amazing lady.  You and your staff went above and beyond and we couldn't have been happier with everything you did to make the reception simply delicious.  You are a true master and we wish you all the best with your future events."

Jenna, November 2019

"Mavis and Jenna at The Delish Dish catered our 180+ person wedding reception at Rhinegeist last month, and from our very first phone conversation, I knew I had found an incredible vendor! Jenna worked with us to plan the perfect blend of American and Indian food, choose an yummy dessert spread, and set up a popcorn bar that our guests loved. Every little detail was taken care of by their amazing team, leaving me feeling confident and able to enjoy our wedding reception. They answered emails and phone calls within hours and were so flexible when I changed my mind a few times throughout the process. All of our guests raved about how great the food was (the beef brisket is to die for!) and the authenticity of the Indian food was miles above other caters we’d tasted. If you’re looking for an amazing team to make the planning process fun and so easy, use The Delish Dish! They’re fantastic!"
5.0
2020-01-08T18:49:26+00:00
"Mavis and Jenna at The Delish Dish catered our 180+ person wedding reception at Rhinegeist last month, and from our very first phone conversation, I knew I had found an incredible vendor! Jenna worked with us to plan the perfect blend of American and Indian food, choose an yummy dessert spread, and set up a popcorn bar that our guests loved. Every little detail was taken care of by their amazing team, leaving me feeling confident and able to enjoy our wedding reception. They answered emails and phone calls within hours and were so flexible when I changed my mind a few times throughout the process. All of our guests raved about how great the food was (the beef brisket is to die for!) and the authenticity of the Indian food was miles above other caters we’d tasted. If you’re looking for an amazing team to make the planning process fun and so easy, use The Delish Dish! They’re fantastic!"

Teresa, December 2019

"Jenna and Mavis at The Delish Dish were so nice to work with and very helpful throughout the planning process for my daughter's wedding. Instead of wedding cake, my daughter wanted individual mini desserts and The Delish Dish has the best selection to choose from. The mini desserts were a big hit with all the guests and so much fun to eat."
5.0
2020-01-08T19:06:16+00:00
"Jenna and Mavis at The Delish Dish were so nice to work with and very helpful throughout the planning process for my daughter's wedding. Instead of wedding cake, my daughter wanted individual mini desserts and The Delish Dish has the best selection to choose from. The mini desserts were a big hit with all the guests and so much fun to eat."

Kenzie, November 2019

"The Delish dish was incredible from start to finish. The food was better than we could have ever imagined. We didn’t want stuffy boring chicken breasts but we also didn’t want just plain barbecue. Our menu of the brisket with bourbon peach glaze, Maple espresso pulled pork & all the comfort food sides exceeded every single expectation. People cannot stop talking about how good it was. And I want to have it again. Also, if it’s your vibe, do the hot chocolate bar and at least some of their desserts. Honestly a game changer. Best hot chocolate ever. Don’t even get me started on our appetizers and the delicious nuts we had at the cocktail tables. So obviously we loved the food. But I’d say the best part of the Delish dish is working with Jenna and her team. She was absolutely incredible. She answered every question, thought of things I would never have, and was such a relief to have there on the day of. Jenna helped us with our rental bar, made working with party source for alcohol a breeze and quickly helped with adding heaters for our frigid fall wedding. Their bartenders and staff were so incredible throughout the entire evening. Our guests were amazed by everything the Delish dish provided. I am so so happy we booked them, you absolutely should too."
5.0
2020-01-08T19:06:54+00:00
"The Delish dish was incredible from start to finish. The food was better than we could have ever imagined. We didn’t want stuffy boring chicken breasts but we also didn’t want just plain barbecue. Our menu of the brisket with bourbon peach glaze, Maple espresso pulled pork & all the comfort food sides exceeded every single expectation. People cannot stop talking about how good it was. And I want to have it again. Also, if it’s your vibe, do the hot chocolate bar and at least some of their desserts. Honestly a game changer. Best hot chocolate ever. Don’t even get me started on our appetizers and the delicious nuts we had at the cocktail tables. So obviously we loved the food. But I’d say the best part of the Delish dish is working with Jenna and her team. She was absolutely incredible. She answered every question, thought of things I would never have, and was such a relief to have there on the day of. Jenna helped us with our rental bar, made working with party source for alcohol a breeze and quickly helped with adding heaters for our frigid fall wedding. Their bartenders and staff were so incredible throughout the entire evening. Our guests were amazed by everything the Delish dish provided. I am so so happy we booked them, you absolutely should too."

Nicolette, October 2019

"Delish Dish worked with us to give our guests a fun, Cincinnati/Chicago themed wedding reception menu. The staff was courteous and professional, the bar tenders were awesome, and Mavis and Jenna were such a pleasure to work with. Most of their offerings are made from scratch, from the ranch dressing and pickles to the pulled chicken and guacamole. I would recommend them 10/10."
5.0
2020-01-08T19:07:44+00:00
"Delish Dish worked with us to give our guests a fun, Cincinnati/Chicago themed wedding reception menu. The staff was courteous and professional, the bar tenders were awesome, and Mavis and Jenna were such a pleasure to work with. Most of their offerings are made from scratch, from the ranch dressing and pickles to the pulled chicken and guacamole. I would recommend them 10/10."

Christine, May 2019

"Mavis, Jenna and crew were awesome! From the conceptual beginning, to the executed wrap up, their team empowered outstanding service targeted at our priorities. Our wedding plans included some special requests, from incorporating food products from our family business, to adapting for healthcare needs. No problem. Delish Dish flowed with it all. On top of expertise, they offered a calming presence during an intense time, which provided an extra blessing. I highly recommend Delish Dish!"
5.0
2020-01-08T19:08:24+00:00
"Mavis, Jenna and crew were awesome! From the conceptual beginning, to the executed wrap up, their team empowered outstanding service targeted at our priorities. Our wedding plans included some special requests, from incorporating food products from our family business, to adapting for healthcare needs. No problem. Delish Dish flowed with it all. On top of expertise, they offered a calming presence during an intense time, which provided an extra blessing. I highly recommend Delish Dish!"

Abigail, July 2019

"We hired the Delish Dish to cater our 150 person wedding at Rhinegeist. Mavis and Jenna were amazing to work with from start to finish. They really listened to us and worked to create a menu that was delicious, fun, and budget-friendly. We received numerous compliments on the food – the mango shrimp lollipops were a huge hit! Their expertise and responsiveness made our wedding planning process smooth and enjoyable. I can’t recommend them enough!"
5.0
2020-01-08T19:09:04+00:00
"We hired the Delish Dish to cater our 150 person wedding at Rhinegeist. Mavis and Jenna were amazing to work with from start to finish. They really listened to us and worked to create a menu that was delicious, fun, and budget-friendly. We received numerous compliments on the food – the mango shrimp lollipops were a huge hit! Their expertise and responsiveness made our wedding planning process smooth and enjoyable. I can’t recommend them enough!"

Jasmine, April 2019

"Mavis and her team were amazingly helpful through the entire experience, and asked us all the questions we never even knew to ask. They allowed pretty extensive tasting of the desired menu upfront to help with decisions. They were very prompt in their responses to questions throughout the process. On the day of the event, they were efficient and professional. The food was absolutely delicious! We continue to proactively receive compliments from guests on how good the food was. Also, all of her jams that you get throughout the process are obscenely good."
5.0
2020-01-08T19:09:57+00:00
"Mavis and her team were amazingly helpful through the entire experience, and asked us all the questions we never even knew to ask. They allowed pretty extensive tasting of the desired menu upfront to help with decisions. They were very prompt in their responses to questions throughout the process. On the day of the event, they were efficient and professional. The food was absolutely delicious! We continue to proactively receive compliments from guests on how good the food was. Also, all of her jams that you get throughout the process are obscenely good."
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