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Ashly Kaye's at Greenock Reviews
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Reviewed On 7/28/2021 by Emily E
We found Ashly Kaye's through two different friends' weddings, and ended up going with them because of the great selection and value. Ashly was super flexible and understanding when we had deal with Covid postponements to our original wedding d...
ate, and worked with us to make sure everything was set for our new date. Ashly's staff was super helpful on the day of, especially with clean up (which, honestly, what just-married couple wants to worry about that!?). We also got rave review from our guests about their bartenders ( ; Overall a great value for catering!
Reviewed On 12/10/2020 by Jess m
I don’t even know where to begin. If I say here and wrote every thing they went wrong and how rude she was I would run out of space. We regret every being recommended and using her. They ran out of food on our wedding day, the tomato soup with ...
the grilled cheese shooters were cold and was like Jello, we paid for two types of salad and only got one, the chicken skewers were so dry snd stuck on the skewer and wouldn’t come off, they threw away the left over food from the rehearsal, and a staff member literally went to my mother and apologized for running out of food. Ashly also in writing stated she will give us a portion of a refund back that would be processed 60 days from our wedding which was September 19th. 60 days would have been the 18th of November and we have yet received the check in the mail. When I email her about it she A) avoids the question and doesn’t address it or B) never responds. Please save your time, stress, and money and use a more professional and efficient caterer!
Reviewed On 12/05/2020 by Alena O
We booked Ashly Kaye's for our wedding! Not only were they affordable, they made my day go so smoothly. They provided bartenders & were flexible for cocktail hour. The food was great & they also packed it up for us to take the leftovers. Great ...
Reviewed On 10/16/2019 by Erin O
Ashly Kay's Catering was delicious! Highly recommend for the quality and quantity for such a great price! Our wedding was 235 people and we still spent so much less than other couples with less people at their own weddings! Everything was incre...
dible, and don't forget about ordering desserts from them! Cupcakes and Cheesecakes were huge hits! Oh and Mac and Cheese of course :-) They were even so kind as to help my father and I with a special surprise shot of whiskey to all guests during the father/daughter dance passed out on trays by the servers! Thanks Ashly!
Reviewed On 5/21/2019 by Taylor P
We booked Ashly for both our rehearsal dinner and our wedding reception as she was a recommended caterer from our venue. I read a few reviews here that they were not impressed with the food, however, we did not have those problems. We did not d...
o a taste test, but we were really impressed with both days meals. All of our guests commented on how good the food was. The catering staff was also very friendly and worked pretty hard in intense heat so we were really grateful for that. We had plenty of food that was good quality. We did have a few e-mail miscommunications but that was not at all indicative of the quality of our service or quality of food. Great experience!
Reviewed On 4/07/2019 by Jamie N
Ashly Kaye's was by far the absolute best choice for us and hands-down the best value in the region. The meals were exactly as delicious as the taste test. Ashly was very accommodating to our busy schedule and was very prompt returning communic...
ations. We planned our own wedding, so she had to keep up with a little wedding planning inexperience on our part, but it was smooth as buttercream. She even gave us some pointers and suggestions when we were laying out our venue - table locations, flow, decoration, anything she has learned in her tenure in professional catering was at our disposal. Our guests could not say enough about the food. It all was made with one goal in mind - to make our day memorable and amazing. We highly suggest Ashly if you are within her region!
Reviewed On 3/14/2019 by Emily J
My experience with Ashly started out great, she was very helpful and provided information even though responses were a little delayed. She met us in the middle of the week for our tasting and even though she had to drive about an hour to meet u...
s with the food everything tasted amazing. Her price was amazing compared to what we had received from more local caterers, I had assumed that this was because of her location and not being directly tied to a venue. Overall it took awhile to receive responses to any of my questions, but she was plenty fast to respond when it was something that she wanted. When it came time for my final balance to be paid, I paid prior to the required date via a listed method on her invoice (invoice was through PayPal, I used the pay with bank option). She immediately emailed me saying that she needed to cancel this because she wouldn't have the funds soon enough and I would have to pay a different way. I found it extremely odd and unprofessional that a business doesn't have the funds to cover their events in these situations as well as how she communicated with me. There was quite a bit of back and forth, a huge amount of stress that I would be out my money and have a caterer back out on me. Everything turned out fine in the end as far as that goes but it was still unnecessarily stressful 9 days prior to my wedding.
As far as the food and the actual catering for the event goes, it was ok but that's it. The hor d'oeuvres were good from what I had and what I was told, but I was told at our tasting that we would have a plate of them at our table since we would be busy with pictures. We didn't get that so unfortunately I missed out on most of that. For the buffet food the meat was extremely dry and tough, I only took a few bites before I pushed it to the side. The sides were great, the baked mac n' cheese was very good. We had plated salads for everyone and it was a very good salad, I actually would have had seconds on it! The staff overall was good, it took awhile for them to clear plates and my dj actually ended up clearing our plates so they wouldn't be in pictures. The bartenders were fantastic and super personable.
I had some feedback from a few of my vendors that they were told that there were only 4 vendor plates available when I had been told that there would be 10 available. Also when it came time to cut and serve the cake we were told that they didn't have forks for the cake and they had already cleared peoples plates and forks so no one had anything at their table. They ended up supplying the cocktail forks from the meatballs for people to eat their cake with.
Reviewed On 1/04/2019 by S O
I was really disappointed in the quality of the buffet food at our wedding. We picked Ashly because she was on a list of recommended vendors from our venue and her prices were great, which was key since my husband and I paid for the entire wedd...
ing ourselves. I'm just confused because there were a large amount of reviews on this website raving about how delicious the food was, so I trusted those reviews and disregarded the lower-rated reviews despite the tasting not being as amazing as I'd expected. I regret that now because the food was very bland and overcooked. The carved roast was dry, tough, and flavorless; we had requested medium/medium rare but it was so overcooked, it was difficult to even cut through. The salmon was absolutely flavorless and she didn't place any green garnish on it like we had requested. Even the MAC & CHEESE and squash medley was flavorless, as if it didn't have any seasoning. I absolutely love home-cooked style of food and I'm not a picky eater so I mean it when I say the buffet just did not taste good. I saw many unfinished plates on our guests tables and many of my close ones admitted to me later that the food was not very good. It was embarrassing to serve this to all of our 135 guests. We did not even see Ashly Kaye at our event.
Overall, I would not recommend this vendor unless you are deliberately trying to save money on catering. She is very sweet and accommodating with the venue set-up and her cupcakes were good but the quality of buffet food was so poor at my wedding and it seems to be very unpredictable based on other reviews on this website. I would just pick a different vendor who has consistent reviews/quality of food rather than gamble with it at your own wedding.
Reviewed On 11/15/2018 by Christine G
FOOD WAS NOT AS GOOD AS THE TASTING
We selected Ashly Kaye's based on the recommendtion of our venue for my daughter's wedding. The food at the tasting was homey and basic but good. It is not gourmet - it's food you make at home. However, the f...
ood at the event was bland and overcooked. Not one person made a positive comment. It was embarrassing so I just never asked anyone what they thought. The staff was very nice, cordial and helpful. Our event was not down-home enough for Ashly Kaye's style but imay be good for someone who wants that style.
Ashly was not responsive to emails and texts and sometimes took several days to respond. However, when there was an additional last-minute charge of $75 the day of the wedding I was billed the next day, which is fine. But then Ashly personally followed up with an email the next day asking if I received the bill. At that point I was still very busy with out-of-town guests and reading emails was not a high priority. They were very pushy about payment all along. Ashly failed to see the irony in her days long delay in answering questions about the menu and service.
I DO NOT recommend this business and will tell the venue owner who recommended them that I do not think they should continue to do so.
Reviewed On 9/11/2018 by Douglas D
The overall experience with Ashly was okay and I only say that due to her attentiveness and willingness to help getting extra things done, but we would’ve loved to see more passion and dedication from her cooking staff reflected in the preparat...
ion of the menu item as there was an enormous deviation in the quality of food served to us during the tasting vs. what was served on our wedding day. A great example of this short coming was with two of the three main dishes we ordered, the seafood paella and chicken marsala. I was unable to recognized these items when they were placed on my dishes and had to ask the server what they were as the look and taste left a lot to wish for. Again, Ashly's service was great, but she needs to work with her team on the preparation of the food served on the day of the event just as hard as she does on the day of the tasting.
Reviewed On 8/10/2018 by Kaitlyn C
This company was fantastic! From our first meeting and tasting with Ashley, this catering company was everything we could of hoped for and more. The food selections were tasty and the price was UNBELIEVABLE! It was the very reasonable and we ...
got SO MUCH FOOD. Also their price included silverware, linens, and servers. You just can't beat that!
Before the wedding, we had been warned that we would not have time to taste or enjoy our food, but this company had a person dedicated to us. We sat down at our table, Nelly came with plates with a little bit of everything for us and got us water and wine. The buffet style worked really well for our numbers and the venue and we were able to keep the extra food so my following week was filled with amazing mac&cheese (which was heavenly), potatoes, and roast beef (so tender and flavorful)…it was a very good week. The cake was a great combination of fudge and caramel flavors and the cupcakes worked really well for a cake option. If people wanted one; they grabbed one…or three. All the cake flavors were delicious and the specialty cupcakes for glutton, allergic folks were still really tasty and appreciated. Our guests raved about all the food and cake.
The wine staff was friendly and would not take extra bottles, even when we repeatedly offered (Chris especially was on point). They kept the drinks flowing and offered multiple non-alcoholic drinks throughout the night.
Overall, great service, great product, and more than I expected. Definitely get her for a wonderful wedding!
Reviewed On 8/06/2018 by Lindsay W
There are no words to describe my experience, but I will try to do my best. Ashly not only went above and beyond all of our expectations but truly created the most beautiful, memorable, and enchanted evening ive ever been a part of. The food wa...
s amazing. The placement of every glass, plate, runner just perfection. The centerpieces her and her team set for us, gorgeous. Her team is flawless, respectable, caring, and perfect. I will never even think to go anywhere or recommend anyone else for any event that would require the services she offered. LOVE LOVE LOVE - The Kovach/White family
Reviewed On 7/17/2018 by Hannah L
Food was good, they were efficient, easy to contact and always responsive. Some of the things we’d discussed in our meeting weren’t done but it was no big deal. They were kind enough to do lunch catering for the bridal party before the wedding ...
and the guests said their teas they made were delicious, as were the appetizers. Their gluten free veggie lasagne was very tasty! Also, you can’t beat their price!!!!!!
Reviewed On 7/02/2018 by Jamie G
The bbq was fantastic!!! My guest loved it. Working with Ashly was great, she answered all my questions and everything they set up turned out beautifully. The only thing is I asked them not to open alcohol that didn’t need to be and we had a fe...
w wines that were open and not used. Other than that, i loved my experience with Ashly Kaye
Reviewed On 5/14/2018 by Monica Y
Ashly Kaye was recommended to us by our venue, Rose Hill Manor, and boy are we glad we hired her! If you're looking for a down-to-Earth, no-frills, yummy buffet service, you need to hire Ashly Kaye. She's super-communicative and typically res...
ponds to questions within a day or so, and maybe a within few days during the busy season (totally understandable). All of our guests keep telling us to this day how AWESOME the food was! For what you're getting, the value of the services that Ashly Kaye provides just can't be beat. She accommodated us for two tastings, and was willing to be flexible with us on our menu choices, since we needed Chinese food. Everything turned out great, and we didn't have to take home too many leftovers since our guests just couldn't get enough!
If you want some decorations by the buffet area, you'll have to provide them yourself--but they can set it up for you! In this area, you can't find caterers who will beat the price points and menu options Ashly Kaye offers. From set-up to clean up, they are the best! Ashly went above and beyond to make sure that we were happy!!
Reviewed On 5/12/2018 by Emma T
Ashly Kaye Catering was amazing to work with for our wedding. They went above and beyond to help set up our flowers and decor, the food was delicious, and the staff was wonderful! Thank you for making the day so stress free and delivering such ...
a wonderful experience! I would highly recommend them for your next event.
Reviewed On 2/17/2018 by Rachel F
Pros: The food is delicious and cheap
Cons: They're disorganized and don't take responsibility when they overcommit
We chose Ashly to cater our wedding because the food is good and her prices are cheap -- her quote was cheaper than the next ca...
terer up by $1,500 for my 50-person wedding. I had read some reviews about her being disorganized, but they were a few years old, so I decided to be optimistic. Plus, we were just doing a brunch buffet, so I figured there wasn't too much that could go wrong.
Obviously, things went wrong. First, they were 1.5 hours late. Apparently they decided to change the time of their arrival without informing us. Then they were late on top of that, because they had forgotten the cake and cupcakes.
Second, despite Ashly's assurance that there would be plenty of food left over, we ran out of almost everything. One leftover was yogurt, which for some reason her staff thought that we would want, and gave to us in a giant aluminum pan. (Hint: Not a good idea to give someone a huge, leaky, *bendable* container full of a liquid-y substance.) Moreover, the reason there was so much yogurt left over is because THERE WERE NO BOWLS. How did they think a yogurt bar was going to work without bowls??
Also, I didn't find out until the walk-through a few weeks before the wedding that Ashly might not be at our wedding. Since she had said things like, "The staff will be me, my assistant, and one or two waitstaff," and "I'll be manning the omelet station," I assumed that had meant she would be there. Suddenly, during the walk-through, she wasn't sure who would be there. My guess is that they got greedy and tried to do two events on the same day at the last minute, and just shouldn't have. Maybe it wouldn't have gone any better if Ashly had been there, but her absence certainly didn't help.
Small things: Ashly had said she would provide small chalkboards to write the names of the food on, and didn't. Most of the food was self-explanatory, but there were some important things, like what food was dairy-free (my father-in-law is lactose intolerant) and which sausages were turkey vs. pork (we had kosher and halal guests). I had also provided her with some images of what I wanted the cake to look like -- it was buttercream frosting, so nothing super fancy -- and she said "no problem." But the cake looked like a 10-year-old had frosted it, and definitely looked nothing like what I had requested.
Because of all the screw-ups, my mom called Ashly and convinced her to give us a free strawberry cheesecake because it was something my husband had especially wanted and didn't get to have at the wedding. Ashly did, and it was delicious.
Later, when my husband and I decide to have our anniversary cake, we realized that it was the wrong cake. I asked Ashly to rectify it (because our actual cake flavors were way better), and she said no because we already got a free cheesecake and we're 1 1/2 hours away. (Though apparently the distance was not an issue when she agreed to be our caterer in the first place. And she seems to have forgotten that we got the free cheesecake as recompense. But whatever.)
Long story short, this was a case of 'you get what you pay for.' And maybe I should have known not to get a caterer 1+ hour away, but I thought that caterers were used to traveling a fair distance, and/or that Ashly wouldn't have agreed to do it if she couldn't handle it. But at least the food was good and cheap?
Reviewed On 11/26/2017 by Hayley P
Ashly is an extremely reasonable caterer who did both the catering and desserts for our wedding. She provided many delicious options for our meal and desserts and was able to provide gluten free options for our guests with food allergies. Her s...
taff were friendly and attentive and made sure that my husband and I each got a plate of food to enjoy while our guests were going through the buffet. My only complaint is that Ashly could sometimes be difficult to reach by email throughout our planning process, but everything the day of our wedding went off without any problems. Highly recommend her services for brides in the Northern VA area on a budget!
Reviewed On 7/31/2017 by Lissette E
Ashly was so amazing and very helpful. She truly goes up and beyond to satisfy her clients. Their service at the wedding was great. And their BBQ pulled pork was so good.
Reviewed On 7/29/2017 by Jacqueline L
If I could give 0 stars I would.
Our experience with Ashly started out great. She was very nice, reasonable, and accommodating. Her actions at my wedding, however, were completely disrespectful. We were supposed to have a taco bar for all of o...
ur guests. Ashly didn't prepare enough food for my guests. There were at least two tables who didn't get the taco bar. Guests who did eat had said the food was cold and the tortillas were hard. Ashly went out and got the remaining guests fried chicken. My parents went to talk with Ashly after returning from getting food. Ashly was condescending and unapologetic. She blamed the guests by saying that they didn't portion out the food correctly. If portion control was an issue then her staff should've been serving guests at the taco bar, however they were not. I emailed Ashly the following day expressing my concerns and asking for a refund for guests who didn't eat. She was again unapologetic and blamed my guests for taking too much food. She said she'd refund me for people who didnt eat what they ran out of, which she said was just the meat. She said I'd only be refunded $6 per person. Since there were about 20 people who didn't eat, she said Id be refunded $120. I had then written a review stating my dissatisfaction with her services. Ashly emailed me back stating that I needed to take down the review in order to be refunded as she said the review was incorrect and unfair. After speaking with my guests, I decided to update the review so it is now for my perspective and from that of my guests. Ashly had stated to me that guests had to wait 15 minutes to receive food. This is incorrect. I was told from guests that they waited for an hour. They also said the only food available when they went to the buffet was tortillas and beans, which contradicted her statement that only meat was unavailable. Throughout this whole process, Ashly has not taken responsibility. She has pointed fingers and blamed guests for her unpreparedness. The fact that my guests had to eat fried chicken when I paid for something else is completely laughable. Our experience on our wedding day was disrespectful, offensive, and absolutely embarrassing. When the bar at our wedding was closing, I saw Ashly was belittling and rude to one of my guests as she told them the bar was closed as opposed to being polite. I understand things happen. Not everything goes perfectly; however the fact that the blame is being put on my guests, on top of the disrespect she showed my loved ones, is something I'm not willing to overlook.
Reviewed On 7/22/2017 by Carmella V
There is so much to say about how amazing our experience was with Ashly and her team. For starters, on the wedding day, the team that was working with us informed us that they would make us a plate of food to ensure we ate that day. They saved ...
us appetizers and made us a plate of food with everything on it so that we would have our pick. They also made beautiful and delicious cupcakes that everyone enjoyed. However, I think the thing that stands out to me most is how well they were able to accommodate food allergies that our guests had. For instance, they were able to make several dishes gluten free and because of how they prepare their food, one of our guests who has to be careful with what they eat due to allergies was actually able to enjoy the food as well which of course meant a lot to us. The food was fresh and so, so delicious. We were so pleased with how everything turned out and really enjoyed working with Ashly and her team.
Reviewed On 6/26/2017 by Kalina E
You guys- this is best catering service I have encountered! I found them by chance on here while searching for affordable food with a variety of options for our wedding. We did a tasting & everything was delicious, it was hard to choose our opt...
ions. But they really went above and beyond on our day- the food was even better than we remembered and the staff did so much to make our day special (ensuring we got to taste everything in the midst of the craziness, bringing us our own fan to ensure we stayed cool, serving the cake, I could go on and on). Highly recommend!!!
Reviewed On 5/01/2017 by Kayla D
We booked a Taco Bar for our April Wedding! The food and service was excellent. Multiple times the Cater's checked to make sure we were enjoying everything. I would definitely use Ashly Kaye's again for any event. Also it was great that they pr...
ovided dining ware and also packaged our leftovers!
Reviewed On 4/06/2017 by Sarah W
I cannot speak highly enough of Ashly’s catering company! She went out of her way to meet us for a tasting and was extremely flexible as I changed the menu a few times before my wedding. On the day of my wedding, she and her staff arrived early...
and were extremely professional and likable. One thing I did not expect was the attention they gave to me and my groom to ensure we both had drinks and food! On top of the excellent service, the food was amazing! My guests raved about how good the food was and everyone was full by the end of dinner. I would 110% recommend Ashly Kaye catering to anyone planning a wedding!!
Reviewed On 12/23/2016 by LW M
Ashly Bond was wonderful to work with. She quickly responded to our inquiries. She provided a full and excellent tasting experience. She worked with us to develop a menu to fit the event. She was flexible with menu choices. We tried about six v...
endors and while others had food that tasted okay Ashly's food was by far the best and she also had a very reasonable pp cost.
There was bad weather predicted for the day of the event. Ashly called and shared her plan for being there and ready to go. Despite the icy morning Ashly was there with her team. They served excellent food on time and in a very professional manner. This despite issues with a cold venue and broken plumbing.
I would highly recommend this caterer!
Reviewed On 12/06/2016 by Lauren P
Ashley went above and beyond to provide an outstanding meal and expetional service. Our grandson has special dietary restrictions and Ashley accomodated each and every one.
Reviewed On 9/18/2016 by Brittany H
Ashly Kaye and her staff of servers and bartenders were fantastic for our Labor Day weekend wedding at Oak Creek Farm. They were on time, the set up was beautiful, they were accommodating, and the food was delicious! Thanks Ashly Kaye's for a g...
reat experience! Definitely a great value!
Reviewed On 4/21/2015 by Alexandra R
Ashly was wonderful in all areas! The food table was beautiful. She was on time, no stressing on our part. All the guests loved the food. She made more than enough to go around.
If we ever need a caterer, she will be our first choice.
ellent service and just a very pleasant person to deal with all around.
Reviewed On 4/20/2015 by Knottie18998199
Have used Ashly Kaye's Catering for the past 6 years and have never been anything less than 100% statisfied! I have recommended her to both family and friends and they have all felt the same way. She has done my wedding, 21st BD bash, many bi...
rthdays, a huge baby shower and now she will provide services for my daughter's wedding in July. You will be more than impressed with her service and the meal itself. She has a calming manner and her professionalism is beyond reproach! Thank you Ash!
Reviewed On 4/19/2015 by Jennifer B
I've used this caterer for many events, from my outdoor wedding in 2011 to babyshowers, birthday parties and even most recently a fundraising event. She works great even with the smallest budget and the quality of the food always exceeds any ex...
pectations! She is always my first thought for any event and the first person I recommend to anyone! She's professional, prompt and always quick to respond to any questions or concerns! I will never use anyone else!
Reviewed On 4/19/2015 by Knottie42868177
I as the Mother of the Groom was a wreck. I so appreciate the personality of Ashly to go Above and Beyond to make this experience Heavenly. I was impressed with the all around service of her company from the quality of the food to the pleasant ...
organized staff. Ashly also has the ability to set up your Hair stylist for Bridal party and Photography. I would recommend Ashlys business and I intend on using her for 2 more upcoming events...Family reunion and my Daughters Wedding next year. Thank you so much Ashly for making my life easier.
Reviewed On 8/31/2010 by Jennie W
Ashly was very willing to be flexible with our menu, recipes, and ideas of how the wedding should work, but her execution was not great. Her lack of experience and organizational skills was apparent in the way she worked and the way she handled...
Contact Info for Ashly Kaye's at Greenock
253 Caroline St, Orange, VA | Up to two hours from Orange, Va