7 featured reviews
Member Since: 8/21/2012
My first experience with Jean-Jacques was for my own wedding in August 2008. It was a second marriage for my husband and me and Jens organized an outdoor tent wedding for 100 guests at our home in Northern Westchester. It was elegant, food was extraordinary and service greatly exceeded our expectations. When my son and daughter-in-law announced their engagement there was no doubt whatsoever that we would look to Jean-Jacques for their very special day. The bride and groom selected one of Jean-Jacques' recommended venues and once again they exceeded all of our expectations. Jeannette and Mary guided the bride and groom through the decision making process and turned their dream wedding into a reality on June 9, 2012. In my opinion, the amazing food, commitment to excellent service, kind and considerate staff and beautiful locales make Jean-Jacques the very best caterers in Westchester. I will continue to use their wonderful services for all of my family's special events.
Member Since: 2/1/2011
I had my wedding at the Marros Estate on May 19th, 2012 in Rye, fully serviced and catered by Jean-Jacques, and let me just say that they surpassed all my expectations with flying colors. Jeannette and Mary are the most professional, kindest, and respectful people to work with, they took care of everything. Mary was there on the wedding day to make sure all my requests were met, and Jean, the Maitre D' took care of myself, my husband, and our guests as if we were her family. The food was wonderful, I am still getting compliments today, and the staff was right there for any guests' needs or questions. Overall, a truly professional and well-mannered company, who knows what they are doing more so than any other wedding I have seen. I wish I could have a second wedding, just so that I can use them again!! Thank you Jean-Jacques!!
Member Since: 8/22/2012
When our daughter was married last May, we decided to have her reception at Monteverde at Oldstone, one of the most beautiful spots along the Hudson River. While the location was unsurpassable, a huge component of the evening's success was the phenomenal job Jean-Jacques did, as our caterer. We coordinated everything through Vinny Scelsi--he is, quite frankly, a magician at what he does. I got countless compliments on the outstanding quality of the food and can't begin to describe what a gorgeous job they did setting all the tables, covering the chairs, and arranging things in the best possible configuration for what we were doing. In fact, people are still bringing up how wonderful the food was--now 3 months later. Their wait staff was very professional and impeccably dressed, and Vinny's daughter acted as the maître d'. She was lovely and charming and incredibly good at her job, sensing what needed to be done before it even needed to be done! When it was obvious I had not taken time to sit down and eat dinner (we did a station style service), she literally took me by the hand and graciously made sure I got food on my plate and found my way to the table where the rest of the family was seated.
The wedding cake was included in the cost of the catering, but was done by Homestyle Desserts Bakery in Peekskill. I don't like wedding cake normally but I could have consumed an entire tier of this cake and died happily on the spot. Again, I had many compliments from people saying it was not only the best wedding cake they'd ever had, but possibly the best cake, period. Vinny went with me to the bakery and introduced me to Rosy, who then turned our ideas into an actual beautiful and delicious wedding cake.
Perhaps what I appreciated most about working with Vinny was his warmth and enthusiasm—as though he were planning his own daughter’s wedding. When I was overwhelmed and not even sure what questions to ask the caterers we were considering, Vinny was gushing with great ideas and suggestions, but never, EVER pressuring me. I always felt comfortable and taken care of---like working with a trusted uncle or good friend. If you are looking for a wonderful caterer, look no further. Your search should end at Jean-Jacque’s.
Member Since: 10/12/2011
Jean Jacques catered our June 2012 wedding at a venue in Westchester and from day one we were completely confident in the team. We worked closely with Jens (who is a co-owner with his sister Jeanette) throughout the process. He made wonderful suggestions from food selections and cake design to rental needs and layout. We were so grateful to have him every step of the way to guide us to our perfect day.
On the day of, our maitre'd was Jeannie and she was amazing. We met her at our tasting and specifically requested her. She kept things runninng smoothly and we were able to truly enjoy our event knowing it was in such capable hands.
And last, but certainly not least, the food was fabulous. The presentation was beautiful and we heard rave reviews from our guests. The dinner portions were very large and they were accomodating to our guests' dietary needs. They offer a wonderful range of typical wedding foods as well as some very unique and delicious options. They also provide a full bar at a very reasonable cost (some other caterers I spoke to expected us to purchase and provide all of the liquor ourselves - an unwelcome responsibility for the bride and groom in my opinion). They work with another company for the cake and took care of the entire thing. Our cake was truly the most beautiful cake I've ever seen.
I can't recommend the team at Jean Jacques enough. Comment to me if you want to discuss my experience, have any questions or would like to hear more about JJ.
Member Since: 8/3/2010
I would totally recommend this vendor! Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. Our day of coordinator was impeccable and did not miss a detail. Our Maitre De was amazing and made sure all went great that night. The food was delicious and our guests our still raving three months later. Thanks and a special shout out to Mary, Jeannie, and Doris =)
Member Since: 12/28/2011
After visiting a few venues we felt like we were shopping for a used car. From the minute we met Mary and Donna from Jean-Jacques' Culinary Creations at the Rowsley Estate Mansion in Scarsdale New York, we finally began to feel like we were planning our wedding. The extra care and time they spent to ease every one of our concerns was impressive and the time they shared with us made the whole experience charming.
Thank you for giving us such a beautiful wedding day. We will never forget the attention to detail and your ability to execute every task effortlessly. I would email Mary on some questions I may have had, and in return I would receive a phone call. It would be Mary with all the answers or someone telling me Mary would call me by end of day if she was tied up. Very impressive.
Every one had a wonderful time and enjoyed the whole experience from beginning to end. The night of our wedding we really felt like the King and Queen of Scarsdale New York. The Mansion was Breathtaking and was set up the way I exactly imagined it would be. I really felt like it was a faity tale the best night of my life and the memories to take with me.
We wish weddings were recurrent events so we could work with you again. You both are a spectacular team.
You made our wedding a memorable day and exceeded all our expectations. For that we cannot express our gratitude enough. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts,
Love Alex & Irene
Member Since: 3/10/2008
We were recently married on November 19th at the Scarsdale Womens Club. It was amazing and was everything that we had envisioned for our special day!!! The venue was absolutely breathtaking and the food was delicious. Our guests are still talking about how much they enjoyed our menu and how beautiful our venue was! It was elegant and felt very warm and intimate. Our event coordinator Mary Scasli was wonderful!!! She assisted me with the entire planning process from beginning to end and was on top of it all! She was always available to answer any questions we had and no matter how many there were. And our wedding day was not only beautiful but also stress free thanks to Donna, our maitre d! It was so enjoyable and perfect, we couldn't ask for a better experience. We're so happy with Jean-Jacques' catering and their staff, it was so wonderful!!!
Jean-Jacques’ Culinary Creations is a full-service caterer with exclusive venues for weddings in Westchester. Whether at one of our historic mansions and estates or a location of your choice, we are committed to providing the highest quality of service and culinary expertise at an affordable price.
- Price Range: $$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: No
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: No
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: Yes
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: Yes
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: No
- Liability Insurance: No
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: Up to 400
- Style: Mansion/Historic Site, Unusual/Alternative
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011