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Reviewed On 11/19/2020 by Kelsey M
Hiring Blue Rocks Catering was the best decision we made for our August 2020 wedding. Katie assisted in every aspect of planning, flawlessly turning our hopes and ideas into reality. Our wedding plans were in constant flux due to the pandemic, ...
but Katie always had everything under control. Her expertise, professionalism and confidence took all the stress out of the process for us.
Blue Rocks catered our rehearsal dinner (with less than a week's notice!) and wedding day, fully coordinating our Wedding Weekend from start to finish. The team was so attentive to us and our guests throughout the weekend, ensuring that everything went off without a hitch. Everyone was so well taken care of, we never had to worry about a thing!
The food was simply amazing! Katie dreamed up a summer wedding menu that my guests are still talking about three months later; so many have said it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding. Everything was so fresh and delicious, and the Behan Family Farm raw bar was icing on the cake! Having excellent food was our top priority, and Blue Rocks knocked it out of the park!
I would 100% recommend Blue Rocks Catering to anyone planning any type of event. The love and care that Katie puts into her work is truly special.
We are eternally grateful to Blue Rocks Catering for making our weekend unforgettable!
Reviewed On 10/08/2020 by Ali B
I really don’t know where to begin writing this review... but if you’re looking into hiring a catering company, please do yourself a favor and hire Blue Rocks. We hired them for our backyard wedding because our original plan was cancelled due t...
o the Corona virus. We had two months to plan, and I have to say from start to finish, Katie (owner) was nothing short of amazing. She rewrote our proposal probably 25 times until it was exactly what we wanted and everything just worked out perfectly. Planning was super fun, and Katie listened to my ideas and totally perfected them. On the wedding day, Katie and her staff were so awesome and our guests raved about the service and the food. Now for the food and booze - biggest part of a wedding, and it was one of the best parts of our wedding. The signature cocktails were amazing (apple cider / bourbon cocktails) and Katie was so flexible with the bar area. The food was incredible. Our guests are still talking about it. Katie also catered our rehearsal dinner and even that food was so so good. Blue Rocks also was amazing with setting up the dessert table and had a lot of cool displays for dessert. I provided some things but Blue Rocks really jazzed up the table which I really thought was awesome. They took care of all of the little things you forget and make it more perfect than you can imagine. Also, there were always staff coming to me and my husband making sure we had our drinks and fed us while we were busy taking pictures and mingling. As a bride and groom you do all of this work for your wedding guests and it’s easy to forget about yourselves, but they were there always taking care of us and made sure we were happy and literally catered to... Looking back, we wouldn’t change a thing because the night was perfect and this company really, truly made it great. To brides and grooms - if your wedding plans were disrupted, give this company a call because I can assure you they will make your special day better than anything you can imagine.
Reviewed On 10/04/2020 by Lindsay W
Blue Rocks literally ROCKS! Words cannot even start to describe how amazing Katie and her team are from our very first phone call to every single detail that made our day absolutely perfect. Our guests are continuously raving about how amazing ...
the food was, from the freshest oyster bar around to the mains, delicious desserts and even our late night snacks! Blue Rocks also understands all the ins and outs of COVID guidelines, which allowed us to feel relaxed and enjoy the day with our guests. Katie’s dedication and quick reply’s leading up to our day made us feel so confident and lucky to have her team make our day a dream come true!
Reviewed On 8/26/2020 by Sheryl L
FABULOUS! We reached out to Katie with no reference or back check. She stepped up to help with her team right away. I left a VM and she called right back. Food was phenomenal. It was fresh and presented beautifully and beyond delici...
ous. Pricing was completely fair and staff was friendly, lovely and real!! You can’t loose. Do not hesitate to work with all of them. They came prepared and flexible. They certainly saved up and I also want to say Katie designed a glorious exciting menu. We enjoyed thoroughly.
Reviewed On 8/26/2020 by Sheryl L
FABULOUS!! Reached out to them with no background and they came through! Food was phenomenal. It was fresh and presented beautifully and beyond delicious! Pricing was beyond reasonable Staff were lovely and friendly and real. Can’t loos...
e. Do not hesitate to work with them!
Reviewed On 7/16/2020 by Marissa B
I am so thankful I found Blue Rocks catering when I did! My now husband and I decided to move up our wedding to July 11, 2020. We had about 3 weeks to throw a party together for 40 people. I truly believe we couldn't have done it without Katie....
She helped us rent tables and chairs, the menu she provided was outstanding, and she was always available if I had any questions. The food was outstanding and the service was impeccable! I truly hope to find another opportunity to work with this company again.
Reviewed On 5/24/2020 by Ana M
If I could host an event solely so that I could hire Blue Rocks Catering again, I would. We asked them to put on a post-wedding brunch the day after our wedding for a group of about 40 of our closest friends and family and WOW did they impress...
!!! For starters, Katie and Matt were completely willing to work with me from day one. When we initially planned the brunch, we had an idea of what we wanted to do but as the planning went on and our budget became increasingly stretched, we had to make some adjustments. They were totally flexible and worked with me to ensure we could still put on the event we were dreaming of. In the end, we got so much more than we could have imagined. From the unforgettable bloody mary and bellini bar to the custom menu that we built together, my guests were truly blown away. It was the perfect way to end our wedding weekend and I honestly believe it wouldn't have been half as amazing if we had hired anyone else. Our wedding was in September 2019 and to this day our guests still talk about how incredible the brunch was!
Reviewed On 10/29/2019 by Meredith B
Katie deserves 10 stars! She was so great and easy to work with! We had more of a casual, cocktail style wedding reception and it couldn’t have gone more smoothly. Everybody loved the pasta bar and raw bar! The cheese board was gorgeous. Katie ...
was very helpful planning and answering all my questions. Every person from our wedding raved about the food! I would definitely recommend Blue stocks Catering for your next event!!
Reviewed On 10/18/2019 by Caitlin S
Where do I even begin? I walked away from this experience hoping that Kate would agree to be a friend for life. Between her, my photographers, and my DJ, I could not have asked for a better A-team. Planning my wedding from out of state should h...
ave been challenging, but it wasn't. Kate met with my parents and toured our venue with them for me since I couldn't be there, and chatted with them to make some plans. It was so easy to coordinate with her, and she even sent me texts the days and weeks leading up to the wedding just to check on my own well-being. She made everything easy, smooth, and stress-free. Her team helped decorate at the actual wedding, everything in style with our themes and colors. The food was incredible! Everyone always tells you "you won't have any time to eat at your wedding," which isn't true. She met us after the ceremony with champagne, her staff made sure we tried appetizers, they even put together a cheese plate for us since we hadn't had time to try any of it. We had guests texting us the next day telling us how good the food was. Her staff was courteous, thoughtful, and so kind in helping my parents and my family coordinate and clean everything up after. If I ever have any other large parties, I will 100% be hiring her. This team is worth every single penny you will pay them! Thank you Kate for helping me have such a beautiful day. You and your team are incredible!
Reviewed On 10/17/2019 by Betsy P
My (new!) husband and I are deeply grateful to Katie and the Blue Rocks team, and so very impressed by the professionalism, accessibility, and kindness offered in our wedding planning process and weekend of events.
When we first contacted Kat...
ie, she already had another wedding on the same day, but was flexible to accommodate ours as well. We had been speaking with a number of caterers and were shocked at how unclear and confusing the process was seeming. That was different with Katie. Clear communication was on full offer. That first conversation was the last time the other event was mentioned - Katie and her team felt fully devoted to our day, menu, rentals, spirit of the event, and more. I’m sure it felt the same for the other couple; yet another reason to be impressed by this small but impressive shop. It was comforting to connect with Katie during the planning - she is humorous, down to earth, driven by common sense, and a seasoned caterer and event mastermind. You feel like you’re talking to a friend, which means a lot at the height of wedding planning stress and could use a good laugh!
When the big weekend came, Katie was exquisite at managing the whirlwind arrival of multiple vendors on a complex schedule and ensured that me (the bride) and families were aware of all going on but not stressed with anything. When it came to the food, I’ve heard only rave reviews (from a tough crowd!). A priority of Katie’s is working with local and sustainable vendors - this shines through in her menus, flavors, and knowledge of how to make just about anything work AND to have it carry the season, location, and authenticity often absent. Katie can tell you where all of her food is sourced from: the farm, grower, fisherman. We love Rhode Island, and we loved being able to support so many of the local businesses that Katie works with. It made our Jamestown wedding so much more special and rooted to the community.
At the event itself, we appreciated how attentive Katie’s staff were to me and my husband. Any time they caught my eye, they asked if I needed anything - more food, another drink. So many friends lamented about their own wedding days and the fact that they never ate. We got to eat and delight in everything - appetizers, dinner, drinks, dessert. To that point, it’s rare to go to a wedding and truly enjoy the food, drinks, venue, and company. We had a magical evening and were filled with so much love, happiness, and good food at the end. I feel lucky to have found Blue Rocks, and to have benefited from Katie’s flexibility, commitment, and experience. She was key to our event’s success.
Thank you, Katie and Blue Rocks!! We couldn’t recommend you more!
Reviewed On 10/16/2019 by Nicole B
We can not say enough good things about Katie and her staff at Blue Rocks! They truly went above and beyond to make our wedding so perfect this past May. Katie made this process so easy by sitting down with us to get a feel for what we were loo...
king for. She was very patient with me when I had no idea what I wanted. She provided so many different options for the food at our wedding and let us take our pick. The day of the wedding she made sure everything ran so smoothly that I didn't have to worry about a thing. The food was delicious and so beautiful and our guests were well taken care of. I cant imagine using anyone else. We have received so many compliments on our choice of caterer. The staff at blue rocks were so professional. We highly recommended them!!! You will not be disappointed!
Reviewed On 10/02/2019 by Katie W
From the moment my husband and I met Kate, we knew that there was no one else we could trust more for our biggest day. Kate immediately puts you at ease, which is hard to do during the stressful moments planning a wedding. When we met with othe...
r caterers we felt like we were just another account, while when we met with Kate she took the time to understand us and got to know us. She didn't see our wedding as just another menu, she helped to guide us through our vision of what we wanted our wedding to be. The thing everyone remembers about a wedding is the food, Kate and her team knocked it out of the park! Everyone has been ranting and raving about how delicious all of the food was at our wedding. Kate offers a wide variety of options to truly help customize the food that you want . Kate was so much more than a caterer to us, she truly went above and beyond ensuring all the little details were taken care of, so on the big day we didn't have to worry about a single thing. What was truly incredible was the care and attention Kate and her team dedicated to our day. Her staff seemed to genuinely enjoy their time and provided top notch service to all of our guests. There wasn't a single thing we would have done differently, and I can easily attribute that to Kate and her hard working team. Without a doubt, we highly recommend Blue Rock Catering for anyone's special occasion.
Reviewed On 9/25/2019 by Deb R
Blue Rocks Catering is truly the best, they catered our daughter’s wedding last weekend & it was flawless. The food is delicious & presently beautifully. The appetizers were excellent & unique.
As important is the attention to detail in plannin...
g, decorating, serving, communicating information, accessibility for questions.
Katie, the owner is smart, responsive, warm & energetic , going above & beyond to the point of bringing my husband back to the church to retrieve our car @11:30pm!!
Katie’s staff were all efficient & helpful and I really can not say enough positive comments about Blue Rocks. I would highly recommend them if you want to have a fun, elegant successful event that appears to be effortless! Thanks again Katie for making the day perfect !
Reviewed On 9/24/2019 by Stephen F
Blue Rocks was a delicious experience. Yes...the food was exceptional and our guests raved about the gastronomic delights. But the day of our wedding, Katie's team arrived and their real magic was on display. A bare room was suddenly filled ...
with beautifully set tables...an elegant bar was brought to life on the porch...gift tables, decorations, guests movements, meal timings...of all the small and big mountains that had to be moved on our wedding day, they were all flawlessly executed by a team that could not have been better choreographed and pleasant to work with. And Katie was a calming presence throughout...as she had been through the entire wedding planning process. We could not have asked for a better partner. Thank you so much!
Reviewed On 7/19/2019 by Sara S
I wish all of my friends were getting married just so I could recommend Blue Rocks Catering. Katie cares so much about her couples. So much love went into the menu planning, the food, the event, absolutely everything! We don't know what we woul...
d have done without her. Having her handle all of the rentals made my job stress-free. She took my vision and brought it to life.
Having the Behan Family Farm raw bar was a huge hit! The jalapeno mignonette was to die for!!! All the food was to die for!!
She and her staff made sure the day went flawlessly and I didn't have to worry about any details. We were able to enjoy the day with each other and soak up every minute.
I have never felt so taken care of or in such great hands. My family and friends are still complimenting me on the day, how perfect it was, and how exceptional the food was. This is over a month later!
Reviewed On 7/08/2019 by nancy s
I went from running to the courthouse to having a full blown backyard wedding with one month to spare. I went to Katie at Blue Rocks Catering and what a great decision I made! It was a small wedding, but you would have thought I was a VIP. S...
he was so busy with other functions, but put me on her schedule without hesitation. I asked what I needed to do, her answer: "not a thing." Katie, her husband Matthew and staff were absolutely amazing and they not only made my day special, they made it stress free. While I am a foodie, my guests were should I say "simple" eaters and she catered the meal to their tastes all the while maintaining a fancy decor. The scallops with maple bacon chutney pleased even the pickiest (steak and potato) of eaters! The staff arrived promptly and set up incredibly efficiently. Their professionalism was unprecedented. Katie and her staff kept everything moving in a perfectly timely fashion. Once the dinner was served, Katie timed the cake cutting with skill, giving us just enough time to have an after dinner cocktail and toast. They even cleaned everything up and packed leftovers in tuperware for me. At the end, you would never have known they were even in my kitchen.
Working with Katie was like talking to a friend. I would recommend Blue Rocks Catering to anyone; from a simple small wedding to a large exquisite affair, you will not be disappointed. Just go to Katie and Matt give them a brief description of your vision and let them plan your special day!!!
Reviewed On 6/28/2019 by Maya R
Blue Rocks Catering made my wedding reception so easy. I was so incredibly lucky that Blue Rocks was even available since my reception was pretty last minute in terms of wedding planning. Katie did a fantastic job pulling all the details toget...
her and she really helped keep everything organized on the day of the event. She was always super responsive to emails and phone calls.
And of course-- the food was fantastic! So many people complemented our menu. Her staff was also really fantastic. I am so grateful for everything Katie did to make our reception memorable!
Reviewed On 6/01/2019 by Amanda D
One of the most repeated comments about our wedding was how good the food was! Working with Katie was absolute perfection! From our initial contact to our follow up after the wedding, Katie was responsive, kind and fun to talk to. The pricin...
g is extremely fair for such high quality food and service. Katie will work with you to put together a perfect menu for your taste and budget, as well as all the details that go into (linens, table settings, etc). After the ceremony, Katie came to say hello, like an old friend and made sure my husband and I (and the kids) had something to nibble on during photos. Katie and her team are professional and highly responsive. Since the wedding was out of state, we didn't have time for a tasting before selecting Blue Rocks. When we came up for a visit, Katie made time to meet with us, and without a request, planned a lovely tasting. We both felt so comfortable and heard throughout the whole process.
Reviewed On 11/13/2018 by Colleen C
Katie was truly a pleasure to work with leading up to the wedding. She clearly cares about the service she provides and making a positive contribution to your special day. Her menus are extensive and impressive and she largely uses locally so...
urced ingredients. She made our dream menu happen and her extremely attentive and professional waitstaff made sure we got to taste everything! The food was beyond delicious and our guests are still talking about it over a month later. Everything was cooked perfectly and upheld our vision. Katie also worked with us on signature drinks and allowed us to purchase the alcohol ourselves (huge budgetary help). Beyond that, she suggested the amount of and type of alcohol we needed, which was spot on.
Reviewed On 11/09/2018 by Dana Q
Choosing Blue rocks as the caterer for my wedding was the best decision I could have made throughout my whole wedding planning process. Katie exceeded all of my expectations, not only was she my caterer but she also acted as the day of coordin...
ator and throughout the wedding planning process has become a friend. Kate was easy to communicate with, often texting ideas such as signature cocktail choices and vendor information. I told her I was interested in bistro lighting and she handled reaching out to the vendor, I told her I was interested in bench seating for our ceremony and again she completely handled it. I did not have to coordinate with any other rental companies, she handled everything! Katie also was continuously mindful of our budget, she genuinely cares and wants you to have the wedding you have been dreaming of. Another plus, Blue Rocks food is AMAZING. I am still getting complements regarding the food from my wedding. I have heard Multiple times this past month, ‘your wedding had the best food I have ever had at a wedding!’. Food to me was extremely important and I had so much fun planning the menu with Katie! The tasting was amazing and personable, it truly felt like a dinner party. My parents, husband and I could not even finish everything! The day of the wedding she had everything taken care of, I did not have to worry about a thing. She was there coordinating with the DJ when everyone should walk down the aisle, she was there to make sure my dress train looked perfect for my walk down the aisle, she was there right after the ceremony to hand my Husband and I our first cocktails as husband and wife, She brought us over horderves when we were too busy to grab any for ourselves, and at the end of the night she was ready with Togo boxes for us in case we hadn’t gotten the chance to enjoy dinner. The personal detail she puts into her work, the local vendors she uses and her personality is something you cannot find at every catering company. Blue rocks is much more than a catering company, Katie genuinely cares about you and her passion shines though in everything she does. I cannot thank Katie and her team enough for making our wedding day so special.
Reviewed On 11/03/2018 by Dominique C
Excellent service, excellent food, fun to work with, down to earth
From the day we met Katie at our tasting, we loved her style. She made us an incredible meal on night one and we decided on her services that night on the way home.
She and he...
r staff impressed us from that point on. Katie took the time to listen to us, work with us, and accommodate our styles and special requests. Since we were doing some of the background work ourselves given a family catering background, she also gracefully let us take the lead on some pieces that would typically be her responsibility.
The food at the event was absolutely delicious and we’ve been getting comments ever since that nnight. Amazing grilled cheese appetizers, and the buffet was beautiful and didn’t compromise the integrity/deliciousness of the food. I probably ate about 1000 scallops and bacon. The team was extremely knowledgeable about the wedding catering process and we loved that they used all local foods and vendors. Plus, her prices were SO reasonable – Blue Rocks Catering is worth every penny.
Given the nor’easter and the flooding of our venue day and night of, Katie and her staff pivoted, shifted, and ran with every fire drill and situation that came their way, putting on an exceptional event for us. An outsider would have never known the stress they probably went through that day.
One of our top requests was that the bar line never get past 2-3 people, and the bartenders kept it going all night. Everyone was so happy with the service and impressed with the quality of the staff.
Extra special shoutout to that incredible staff, who went above and beyond to trudge through the mud and rain for probably close to 10 hours and still smiled at us every time we saw them.
Amazing service, highly recommend.
Reviewed On 10/16/2018 by Sandra
It was so pleasurable to work with Katie from Blue Rocks Catering for our wedding. We were so happy with the food quality and service that they provided.
Our venue, The Towers gave us a list of recommended caterers. We researched and reached ...
out to five of them. From there we decided to have a meeting/tasting with three vendors. Our third tasting was with Blue Rocks and we were immediately impressed with Katie and her level of food quality, organization, professionalism and expertise.
Katie went out of her way to help guide us throughout the process and always responded to all our emails. Planning a wedding from out of state we had limitations on when we could meet and go over everything. Katie made herself available every time, including during her vacation. We felt that she understood the type of food we liked as well as our priorities and limitations. Katie was able to work within our budget and created a menu that was tasty, classy and original. With her recommendations we were able to get the budget down to what we could afford without compromising the quality of the food.
Our guest list was very diverse including kids, vegans and vegetarians. Katie was able to provide hors d’oeuvres and meal options to satisfy our diverse group. The salad was delicious and the main dishes where mouthwatering. Working with local farmers Blue Rocks' food has a fresh taste and greater quality.
Katie suggested his/her cocktail drinks as well as a local beer choices. Both options where a total hit. We have received numerous compliments on the hors d'oeuvres, dinner, dessert and wait staff, all of which was provided by Blue Rocks.
On the day of our wedding, Katie greeted us with drinks and took her time to make sure we were well taking care of. She was so accommodating, precise and everything was seamless. The setup of all the spaces where beautifully executed to exactly how we envisioned them. After the ceremony, the catering staff had to move chairs in a short period of time. The team was amazing and available for to all of our needs.
From the beginning to the end Katie was truly amazing. She is a caring, professional and the food is outstanding. I will recommend her every time. We cannot say enough great things about Blue Rocks Catering and we highly recommend them! We promise you will not be disappointed. Thank you Katie for making our wedding day so wonderful! You are truly amazing. We are extremely happy to have worked with you and forever grateful. Sandra & Tom 9.9.18
Reviewed On 10/10/2018 by Alex N
Katie and her staff are the absolute best I've ever encountered in catering.. Pricing is entirely fair and they were able to work with our budget to create exactly what we envisioned. Their attention to detail in remarkable and the entire sta...
ff is beyond gracious. Book them!
Reviewed On 10/09/2018 by Carlin D
Blue Rocks was an amazing experience! I had a few obstacles that needed to be hurdled for my wedding and Katie and Amy were able to tackle each one for us. They ensured that the night was going smoothly and delivered everything that they had pr...
omised. Wedding guests from all over the country who work in food industries commented on how it was, "Seriously, the best wedding food they had ever had."
Not only were they professional, they also were really kind hearted people who constantly went above and beyond. We didn't have a cake cutting set, so during the ceremony, Amy actually drove to her own home to get her personal one so we would have something for pictures.
As a gay couple, acquiring venders for a wedding was an intimidating task, but Blue Rocks catering was probably the easiest and best decision we made during the entire process.
Reviewed On 10/08/2018 by Oliver T
Katie and her team were the absolute best. Hands down, couldn't have been happier with them. We had a few special requests regarding the food/drinks, and Katie was completely amenable. The halibut... the oyster bar... our guests are still telli...
ng us how much they enjoyed the food!
Katie got to know us, and completely nailed what we were hoping for. She was kind, patient, helpful, and just really a pleasure to get to know. We really couldn't recommend her highly enough. Don't pass her up, you won't regret it!
Oliver + Jane
Reviewed On 9/22/2018 by Piper C
I can't say enough good things about Blue Rocks Catering! I got married on 9/1/18 and worked with Katie and her team for over a year perfecting our day. She was supportive, helpful, and willing to go the extra mile to ensure our vision was exec...
uted. Aside from her warm and infectious personality, the quality of food and drink is absolutely top notch. The choices are endless (and all so delicious) which is why I'd recommend a tasting. You will be in such good hands if you go with Blue Rocks!!--we certainly were and can't stop raving about them!
Reviewed On 7/18/2018 by Alexis M
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to Katie and her whole team. Cannot recommend Katie enough. She handled our food, open bar, dessert (cupcakes), and favors (the last two were last minute requests so she really is a gem). As a vegetarian couple, ...
it was crucial to find a caterer who actually understood what a vegetarian menu should look like (every big caterer will offer you a mushroom ravioli or mashed potato bar, ugh). It was also important to me to have a chill vendor who "got" me and wasn't into the wedding chaos, trying to up-sell me at every turn and stressing me out. Katie arrived on the scene and was perfect from start to finish. I felt like she was really truly on my team. She genuinely gives a shit about the food *and* the people she's working with -- locally sourced ingredients, clean living, etc. Her zen attitude kept me feeling relaxed through the entire process. It felt good to work with someone who isn't bound by the formality of a big corporate catering operation. It's been three weeks and I STILL have guests raving to me (with surprise in their voices) about how they genuinely truly enjoyed a full vegetarian menu. Gooooo Katie!!!!
Reviewed On 10/28/2017 by Jessica B
So, so happy we went with Blue Rocks for our wedding. Katie is incredibly nice and so easy to work with. She made it easy to customize our menu, but also never overwhelmed us with choices--the sample fall menu on the website looked amazing so w...
e essentially went with that with a few modifications. Dinner entrees were braised short rib, pan roasted sea bass, and pumpkin ravioli and all were amazing. A number of guests commented on how great the food was. The sea bass even won me over, and I have always hated all forms of seafood. Katie and her staff kept everything running smoothly all night, and all of the food displays (cheese, apple cider, dessert) looked amazing. They also made sure the bride and groom got plenty of drinks and appetizers as we were running around during cocktail hour and dinner. We provided the booze ourselves, but Katie was super helpful in figuring out quantities and assortment. She even special ordered LaCroix for the bar and sent me home with the extras. We highly recommend Katie to anyone looking for a RI caterer!
Reviewed On 10/07/2017 by Stephanie O
KATIE MADE MY WEDDING.
I have delayed writing my review because I just don't think I am capable of capturing in words how much I adored working with Katie.
I am not an easy person. I didn't want boring run of the mill wedding food. I wasn't...
exactly sure what I wanted but I just wanted it to be fun and flavorful and different. It was like Katie read my mind. I don't know HOW SHE DID IT but she captured EXACTLY what both my husband and I wanted.
She also just got our vision for the whole wedding. In my mind she really ended up being my wedding planner because all the other vendors that she suggested for photography and flowers and hair were all equally as talented and wonderful to work with. I actually had a wedding planner that I was really disappointed with and Katie stepped in and honestly saved the wedding and went above and beyond in all aspects to make our day THAT much more special and beautiful.
On top of it all her presentation was gorgeous and the staff was outfitted in chambray and kahkis which actually is so much more appealing than the gross all black ensemble that you usually see.
When the five star rating says "wow, the best ever!" I couldn't agree more and now just want her to cater any and all events I ever have just so I can have an excuse to hang out with her.
KATIE I ADORE YOU and the whole BLUE ROCKS TEAM
Reviewed On 10/04/2017 by Mike S
We recently moved to Rhode Island from Ohio. For our Son’s Rehearsal Dinner and Wedding, my wife and I wanted to provide an amazing New England style feast our guests. We were referred to Blue Rocks Catering, by a “Food Snob” friend of mine. ...
And he was spot on. Blue Rocks Catering teamed up with Behan Family Farms to create a magnificent rehearsal dinner. Katie and her team from Blue Rocks knocked it out of the park with an unbelievable meal. And Matt Behan set up a raw Bar that was outstanding. Our guests were shocked when dinner was announced. They thought the Raw Bar, Chowder/Crab cakes, and mini Lobster Rolls WERE the dinner. They were completely surprised with whole lobsters, fried chicken, mac-N-cheese, corn on the cob, and baked potatoes, followed by desserts. Then the following night, Katie and crew may have exceeded the rehearsal, with the Wedding menu. The hand passed Hors D'oeuvres were phenomenal. The Chicken Piccata and Penne Ala Vodka were fabulous. But the Beef tenderloin and the sauce served with it were indescribable. All the rest of the sides were just as amazing. As if that were not enough, topping it all off were the people. Katie and Matt are two of the nicest individuals we have ever met. And the staff that Katie brought with her, the servers, the bartender, her kitchen assistants ….. So polite and took care of EVERYTHING. We were able to immerse ourselves in the moment and enjoyed two unforgettable evenings.
Reviewed On 10/02/2017 by Sue V
Katie and her team were perfect! The food was not your ordinary wedding food! The menu Katie put together was so nice and the food was all our guests talked about! I can't recommend Blue Rocks enough. The food was superior, the service great, a...
nd the team was so helpful and friendly!! They surpassed our expectations and helped make the wedding a dream event!!
Reviewed On 9/25/2017 by Bryan C
Katie and her crew at Blue Rocks were a PLEASURE to work with, from our first meeting all the way up to the wedding day itself. The food was phenomenal, and there were so many choices when it came to hors d'oeuvres and meal options. She made it...
very easy to customize what we wanted and how we wanted it set up and displayed for both the cocktail hour and the reception. Many of our guests raved about how delicious all the food was! Moreover, Katie was an absolute delight to work with. She was fun, helpful, and extremely reliable. She even let us stop by the day before to drop off some booze for her to prepare a sangria overnight for one of our cocktail options. During the cocktail hour and reception, she made sure one of her workers was constantly watching for us and getting us drinks or anything else we needed while we socialized with everyone there. I would recommend Katie and Blue Rocks to anyone without a single hesitation, and she will take the best care of you and your event!
Reviewed On 7/13/2017 by Gail P
Katie and her crew did an outstanding job at my beach wedding. The guests raved about the food and the service was great. Katie was so helpful when we had to make decisions, kept in touch with us about guest numbers, and really pulled everyth...
ing together the day of the event. It was truly a magical night!
Reviewed On 10/27/2016 by Eilish C
Blue Rocks did a great job at our wedding. They were very helpful in the planning period and we found their food to be delicious. They were also extremely professional on the day of the wedding itself. The waitstaff were efficient and the coo...
rdinators were considerate of our guests and of us.
Reviewed On 10/10/2016 by Julia C
With food, bar, and service being such a large component of our wedding, we are so happy we went with Blue Rocks. With a lot of out-of-towners at our wedding, we wanted to show off New England cuisine in a way that wasn't too over-the-top or be...
achy, and Katie was amazing at helping our menu & vision come together! The food was amazing and we knew we didn't have to worry after our tasting. Katie is super responsive and very helpful at not only organizing the catering aspect, but she helped coordinate all of our rentals and even some of the day-of coordinator aspects. She really went above and beyond and we couldn't thank her more! She also made sure we were fed and where we needed to be (and slowed down a bit) during the reception. The value was well worth the quality of food and level of service we received. We would absolutely recommend Blue Rocks and Katie to anyone, for any occasion. We're still receiving compliments on our food!
Reviewed On 9/19/2016 by Jenna P
Being a DJ, I have had my fair share of wedding food from various venues and caterers...even the really overpriced ones. For my own wedding we decided (easily) to go with Blue Rocks, as we have seen them at multiple weddings, and they did not...
disappoint. The food was unbelievable and we still to this day get comments about "that salmon!!" The presentation was very clean and professional and even matched the theme of our wedding without us even needing to advise them. The bartenders were a dream team...Dion and Grifka!!!! We are considering having another wedding just so we can eat the food again...for real! Katie and her team were THE best....so nice and so professional and put our minds at ease. We highly recommend Blue Rocks, every single bite!
Reviewed On 8/15/2016 by Mike D
Katie and her team at Blue Rocks were amazing. I had never planned so much as a birthday party before planning my wedding and working with Katie was one of the best decisions I made. We were married in Newport at the Tennis Hall of Fame and K...
atie was familiar with the locale, the staff and had everything under control. She was so helpful with the menu, made some really solid recommendations and just generally made it all seem easy. The guests raved about the food, the appetizers and the cake (we opted for the cake bar and it was a huge hit!). The bar was well stocked and no one went thirsty, which was an achievement with our guests! The pricing was very reasonable and worth every penny. I can't say enough about how great Katie was as our contact at Blue Rocks. She answered all my questions, which were many, led me down the right path when I wasn't sure what to do and worked diligently the day of the wedding to ensure that my husband and I were fed, had drinks and that we didn't worry at all about our guests being taken care of. If I could give 10 stars I would.
Reviewed On 7/26/2016 by Kelsey D
Growing up in RI I knew a number of different catering companies, but I had never heard of Blue Rocks or met Katie. I spent hours and days getting quotes for different options (trying to stay on a budget!) while still getting everything I want...
ed out of the dinner hour at our wedding. While some businesses took a long time to get back to me and were not helpful when asked how we could get the cost per person down, Katie responded quickly and thoroughly to all of my requests and put together several different proposals for the dinner, before we finally made a decision. Blue Rocks was so great to work with and food was absolutely delicious. I would recommend them to anyone who wants great food and service, and one stress-free element to wedding planning!
Reviewed On 7/22/2016 by Anne B
Katie from Blue Rocks was by far the BEST event coordinator a bride could ask for!!! She was responsive to all our questions and went above and beyond to make sure our dream wedding unfolded the way we envisioned! Choosing a caterer for us was ...
tough because my husband is a chef himself! Without a doubt, after meeting Katie and setting up a tasting, he was so pleased with the presentation of the food and especially how it taste! Now, 20 days after our wedding day, our guest are still raving over how delicious the food was! I know we choose the perfect caterer when we hear our friends and family commenting about it! Not only was the food high quality and beyond what we could have imagined, Katie was a joy to work with! I feel like I had my best friend running the show for me that day! I fully trusted Katie and she made sure we were taken care throughout the night! It truly was the best decision we made!!! If you're in need of a caterer and you're not sure who to choose, Blue Rocks Catering is by far the best in RI!!
Reviewed On 7/15/2016 by Andrea L
Blue Rocks catering was just meh.
We met with Ingrid twice for tastings which went well and we picked our menu. Communication leading up to the wedding was good.
Day of the wedding the appetizers were great. We chose to have a mac and chee...
se bar, mini lobster cones, oyster shooters, braised beef and bacon wrapped scallops. We received lots of great feedback on how delish the food was.
When we came into the reception the team had forgotten to light most of the votives so I had to ask them to light them while our guests were sitting. Not a huge deal but also not ideal.
For the main course we started with salad and a small pasta course. The pasta was cold and but the salad was fine. I had ordered chicken tenders and fries because I was told that it is typical you wont have time to eat so I figured it would be good to come back to throughout the night (we were also serving them at the end of the night). This was also delivered cold. Guests enjoyed a filet and halibut- the consensus was the food was just ok.
What bothered me most about the night was the bar service. We paid for open bar (beer and wine). With this you are allowed to choose three beers. We chose a bud light, Summer Shandy and a Lager. By 8:15pm we had run out of 2 of the 3 beers and the reception went until 10pm. The wait staff was as helpful as possible but unfortunately could not do much about it and Ingrid and her onsite manager were nowhere to be found. I had asked to see Ingrid twice throughout the day- once during cocktail hour just to say hello and I was told "she is outback" and once during the beer ordeal and I was told "she just left"- needless to say I am not convinced that she was ever there. We ended up getting a cooler of beer from our trolley for the bartenders to serve- not what I had expected given we paid for an "open" bar. I had asked to pro-rate the open bar fee after the wedding to reflect what we actually had and was told that because we had the lager left we technically did not run out of beer and unfortunately our group drank more beer than wine. Technically she is correct in saying we did not run out of beer.... but we did run out of TWO of the three choices...which we paid to have the option.
Either way...The night was amazing regardless.
Reviewed On 11/03/2015 by Eliza G
There was no question in our mind that we would choose Blue Rocks Catering for our wedding! Their long-standing, superb reputation is surpassed only by their impeccable execution. From menu selections, to the lovely tasting, to week and day of,...
it was a pleasure to work with Ingrid, Beth and the rest of the team. They were helpful and accommodating of our menu ideas and special requests, and Ingrid went over the top to source as much quality local product as possible, an important element for us. Their other sustainability efforts are commendable as well! Bottom line - our food was delicious and the evening seamless. Coordinating the ice cream bar was a cherry on top! I'm only grateful they were available. Thanks for creating such a wonderful meal on our special day!
Reviewed On 10/27/2015 by lizzy S
Katie + her team and Blue Rocks were SO fantastic to us ! Not only are they super personable and fun, but they worked with us to get us EXACTLY what we wanted. When something wasnt exactly to our liking at a tasting, they were happy to do it ag...
ain until it was just right, and were also happy to try ANYTHING that wasnt on their prescribed menu. I think what we wanted pushed them out of their comfort zone but they were perfectly happy to do anything from trying a recipe of ours to creating their own based on our thoughts. I HIGHLY recommend them !
Reviewed On 10/27/2015 by Jillian F
Blue Rocks catering is the absolute best! I was first introduced to their team (as well as Katie who was amazing to work with throughout the entire process) at a tasting event at the Towers which was our wedding venue. The Blue Rocks team was...
by far the most approachable and easy to talk to group of all vendors there- and the food was fabulous! My husband and I were immediately impressed set up a meeting within a few weeks. The first meeting was so much fun and Katie really took the time to listen to what we were envisioning for the wedding and had some very helpful suggestions as well.
The food on our wedding day was phenomenal!! We have now been married for about a month and a half and our friends and family are still raving about everything from the cocktail hour raw bar and passed appetizers to the entrees as well as cake bar. I would highly recommend Blue Rocks catering to everyone!
Reviewed On 7/23/2015 by Alexandra B
Blue Rocks was excellent through the whole process - Ingrid is a wedding industry veteran and provided expertise on catering, rentals, and beyond. The food was amazing, and they're great about working with you to stay on budget. Highly recommen...
Reviewed On 7/21/2015 by Lynne K
If I could give 6 stars I would. My husband and I had Blue Rocks cater our wedding in June and we couldn't have been any happier! We initially found out about Blue Rocks through ‘the knot’, read their reviews, and set up an initial meeting wit...
h Katie. Within minutes of meeting her we knew we had found the right person to help plan our wedding. Katie is so nice and welcoming, without even tasting their food we booked Blue Rocks for the event.
To say our day was ‘magical’ would be an understatement! The food was superb and a huge hit with our guests! People have been talking up every aspect of the menu for the last couple of weeks. Also, the professionalism of her team was second to none, even when the rain started, they never skipped a beat! THEY WERE AMAZING!!!!
Reviewed On 7/15/2015 by beckshep
I cannot say enough about how amazing Blue Rocks was for my wedding. Initially I met with a few other local caterers who gave me their typical, generic wedding menus and left it to me to decide what I wanted to do with them. Then I discovered B...
lue Rocks. Katie (who is the absolute best) took the time to meet with me face-to-face for our initial contact. Instead of presenting me with pre-made menus she asked me what I wanted for food and together we came up with a menu and prices. It was this personal attention from the very beginning that made me sure they were the caterer I would use.
I worked with Katie the entire time leading up to my wedding and I was only more impressed as time went on. When we went in for our tasting, instead of the usual champagne, she had bottles of craft beer for us because she could tell that's what we would prefer. This showed me she had taken the time to listen and get to know us and assured me that I had made the right decision.
The day of the wedding all of the Blue Rocks staff was great. Katie was always there to make sure I had a drink or some food and that everything was running smoothly. The bartenders were super friendly as well. I wish that I could comment more on the food, but I honestly didn't eat all that much. What I did have was delicious and all of my guests have said that they thoroughly enjoyed everything. And I know that the food we had at the tasting was fabulous.
However, it is mainly the people and the service that would have me recommend Blue Rocks to anyone. Throughout the entire process, Katie was more than just my catering coordinator. She was my wedding planner, counsellor, psychiatrist, life coach, and friend. She played a main part in making my wedding the most amazing day of my life. I can't thank her enough!
Reviewed On 5/05/2015 by Knottie1430835409
Blue Rocks was the caterer for my daughter's wedding. They were absolutely terrific. Great food (incredible appetizers and the filet I had was 5 star restaurant quality) and an incredible staff who thought of all the details and made the recep...
tion run smoothly from start to finish. Each and everyone of their staff were helpful and courteous. Blue Rock's staff were instantly there whenever anybody had a need, but faded into the background otherwise and were completely unobtrusive. I dont know quite how they did it. Blue Rocks was flexible in meeting our requests from start to finish. They are highly professional and I strongly recommend them.
Reviewed On 11/03/2014 by Alexa S
Katie and Blue Rocks were the absolute best from the very start. From our first meeting, Katie totally understood the vision for our slightly untraditional reception. She also had the most amazing ideas to help make it exactly what we wanted, ...
even when we were having trouble picturing it ourselves. We never felt pressured to do something that wasn't exactly what we wanted. A big plus for us was being able to purchase our own alcohol. This helped us save a lot of money, and Katie helped answer questions about how much we should get and what kinds etc. In the middle of our reception, when it turned out that we didn't have a specific wine, Katie offered to run out and get some. It was like having a superhero at your wedding to take care of everything!
Katie was always available to answer questions and help clarify and calm my nerves in the months leading up to the wedding. The days before she was a nervous brides' dream, answering texts and answering questions.
On the day of it was like having my best friend there to help make sure everything was perfect behind the scenes. I didn't worry for a second about anything related to the food/catering. Katie even made sure that we had food brought right to us so that we didn't miss out on any of the wonderful food! Which was amazing, because we would have certainly forgotten to eat if someone hadn't reminded us.
The food was incredible. Everyone commented on how wonderful it was and I am still getting compliments when I see people from the wedding. The passed hors d'oeuvres were perfect bites of wonderful New England, seasonal foods. The chowder shooters and mini crabcakes were everyone's favorite. The small entrées were a great idea (Thanks Katie!) and a huge hit at the wedding. The braised short ribs were perfection! We also did a selection of gourmet pizzas that were great for satisfying different dietary restrictions and tastes. It was a great way to have a flexible menu so there was definitely something that everyone would love.
The service was equally high quality. The servers and bartenders were joyful, happy, and added to the happy vibe of the party. Everyone was well fed, quickly attended to and it really helped the party progress smoothly.
Overall, if I had to do it again we would absolutely go with Blue Rocks.
Reviewed On 10/31/2014 by Denise S
Blue Rocks Catering is SECOND TO NONE and truly lives up to their reputation as THE Premier Caterer in Newport! Everything was PERFECT! They treat your wedding as if it were their own – they listened and offered many smart options to ensure m...
y daughter and son-in-law’s day was EXACTLY what they dreamed of. Food was absolutely DELICIOUS, fresh, and plenty of it – the appetizers were AMAZING and dinner was DELECTIBLE! Everyone absolutely LOVED IT! Ingrid and her wonderful staff…. what can I say - Professional, Flexible, Polite, Responsive, Accommodating and Fun! Tables were BEAUTIFUL! We didn’t worry about a thing – they took care of it all! I can’t THANK YOU enough Ingrid – you and your team were truly a big part of the MAGIC on my daughter’s wedding day!
Reviewed On 10/31/2014 by Amy S
As the maid of honor in my sisters wedding, I had high expectations for my sisters big day. I wanted everything to be perfect for her wedding, and Blue Rocks did not disappoint! From the initial consultation to the wedding day working with In...
grid and Katie was an absolute breeze. They were so accommodating and worked within the budget that we had to make sure my sisters day was nothing less than spectacular. The day of the wedding, the blue rocks staff blew everyone's mind! There was not an empty plate to be found! It was absolutely delicious!! I cant thank Ingrid, Katie, and the rest of the Blue Rocks staff enough for making my sisters day everything she had been dreaming of. Months later everyone is still talking about how great the food was!!
Reviewed On 10/30/2014 by Nina V
Working with Blue Rocks for planning my wedding May 2014 was one of the best vendor experiences I had, of the whole, diverse team I used. Ingrid and Katie are an extremely organized and business-like team. As a professional program/project ma...
nager in my day job, I found them responsive, honest and always willing to provide scenarios on what I could and could not get for a certain budget amount. Ingrid also took charge in the last 48 hours before my wedding with completely managing and repairing a major food service rentals issue that had become a little bit confusing in the overall planning process. I did not have a wedding planner and I really learned that the caterer drives the successful flow of your event on day of - Blue Rocks did not disappoint.
We had a diverse menu of several passed appetizers, an appetizer soup course and three international, varied dinner stations. All the guests raved about the food and generosity of the open bar. (We initially considered providing our own bar, but assessing that labor and effort vs. Ingrid's fair prices for a branded open bar, with very varied cocktails, wines and post-dinner drinks made it a much better choice to go with her and her staff.)
Additionally, at the end of the evening, Ingrid and team neatly packed up all our leftovers from the stations and we enjoyed our high quality wedding food for two more days!
As the bride, I was being served directly by Ingrid's staff, so I can't comment fully on the wait and bar staff t there were no complaints that I know of! I don't think we ran out of anything or had any issues.
Overall a very memorable and entirely delicious day thanks to Blue Rocks!! I would work with them again and again, but only plan to get married once... ;) So, to relive the delicious food memories, I will just have to visit Blue Rocks Market in Newport, RI.
Reviewed On 10/27/2014 by Mel S
Ingrid is a force that you want backing you on your wedding day. We felt that we needed to be more assertive than we had anticipated about our wishes ahead of the event but once that fleeting day came, we were extremely grateful to know that I...
ngrid was handling every situation with confidence and expertise. The food was got only the best reviews from guests and we didn't hear one complaint. Young adults, in particular, appreciated the stations and ability to put together the meal each wanted. Each items was beautifully prepared and presented.
Reviewed On 10/14/2014 by Karen f
We worked with Katie from the beginning who really made it easy for us...she answered all of our questions immediately & offered suggestions that helped us along the way. Her enthusiasm & professionalism from our very first meeting made us feel...
comfortable right away.
The food was fantastic - our guests raved about all of it from the appetizers right through to to desserts!
The staff was very attentive, especially to the wedding party during the cocktail hour making sure everyone was taken care of.
Right down to the smallest of details, everything was perfect and we didn't have to worry about a thing all night!
We wouldn't have changed a thing.
Reviewed On 10/08/2014 by Heather S
Let me start by saying, we've had some really bad wedding food. When planning my wedding, all we wanted was great food and dancing. After meeting with Ingrid to discuss our options - we knew she would be able to deliver. She laid out our who...
le menu from cocktail hour to dessert. Our tasting appointment was perfection and we were not disappointed with what we got on our special day. It was utterly delicious!! Our guests raved about the food and the miniature desserts we had! We are so happy with our decision to go with Blue Rocks, Ingrid, and her team. From food to the service to the bar - the best choice we made! We highly recommend Blue Rocks for any event!
Reviewed On 9/21/2014 by Gertrude A
I used Blue Rocks catering for my wedding and they were truly outstanding. The food was wonderful. All of my guests raved about it. The owner worked with me closely during the entire planning process and I feel like I got the perfect menu for o...
ur event. It seemed like they could do just about anything I requested and they did it well! The service was truly exceptional. I would highly recommend using Blue Rocks Catering for your wedding.
Reviewed On 9/15/2014 by Lydia L
Blue Rocks was really something special. From the first response to our initial inquiry, they always got back to us quickly and with complete answers to our questions. We arranged for a tasting in January to discuss our August wedding and left ...
impressed with all the food we tried and feeling confident that Ingrid and Katie were the ones we wanted to head this important aspect of our big day. My husband and I are both in fine dining, and it's very rare for us to be completely relaxed and impressed by food and service, but we were both beyond thrilled. They transformed our venue into the perfect casual, sweet, beach-front look we were looking for. They made sure we always had our favorite drink and even made me a plate of food so I'd take a second to have some dinner in the midst of all the excitement. Our guests were raving about the food and I received so many compliments on how great the service was. They were so easy to work with from the very beginning, working within our budget to make sure we got everything we wanted. It was also great that they were fine with us bringing our own desserts and wine (they would also have let us bring our own liquor, but their price for open bar was so reasonable that we didn't feel the need). When our wedding day arrived, I knew everything would go smoothly on their end and that there was nothing to worry about, and that's exactly what happened. If I had to do it all again, I'd absolutely go with Blue Rocks. You won't be disappointed if you do, too!
(Points of reference: we had about 140 people, 3 different passed appetizers during cocktail hour, and 2 buffet stations during dinner. They provided all the tables and chairs, linens, glassware and table settings, and dance floor. The price I put is approximate as I didn't deal with the final few details and payments. But we really feel it was a great value.)
Reviewed On 8/02/2014 by Megumi G
Ingrid and her team at Blue Rocks were the caterers for our wedding. To start with the positive: Blue Rocks' food is totally delicious. All of our guests were really impressed with how perfectly the steak was cooked (not overdone!), and how gre...
at all of the food was, from the appetizers to the main course. Ingrid was also very flexible while we planned our wedding - we had various things we wanted to personalize, and she appeared really willing to work with us to make these touches happen. In the end though, her flexibility was more like empty promises - many of the things we thought would happen didn't, and in retrospect, we just wish that Ingrid would have been upfront and honest about what she and her team could and could not do.
Although we had an absolutely wonderful wedding, and our guests loved the food, we would still NOT RECOMMEND Blue Rocks to any other couple because we don't think it is worth the stress and work to manage Ingrid and her team. During our planning process, Ingrid was not very responsive - whether to us or our wedding planner. Her unresponsiveness wasn't the biggest problem, but it added just a little more stress to what was already an intense process. In terms of the personalization: there were a number of things that we had agreed Ingrid and her team would do: having wine bottles on the table at dinner for the first toast, ensuring that the welcome station was continuously stocked with drinks, lighting tikki torches once it got dark, cleaning up the majority of plates and glasses before they left for the night.
We were therefore kind of shocked when the father of the groom was giving the first toast of the night, and we realized there were no wine bottles on the tables, and no wine in any guests' glasses. The welcome station ran out of drinks. The tikki torches were not lit, and the tables were left a complete mess, so we -- bride and groom -- spent the majority of Sunday morning cleaning up trash and dishes. We were REALLY surprised to see the staff changing into their clothes after 4:30pm, when guests had started to arrive. Our venue was not guest-ready at the agreed upon time, and we really hold Blue Rocks responsible for not managing their preparation appropriately.
Again, none of this ruined our wedding, but if we could do it again, we would not hire Blue Rocks, and we would definitely NOT recommend them to anyone we know. Even if the food is great, we don't think it is worth the aggravation of working with management that will disappoint you in this way.
Reviewed On 10/10/2013 by Kathy S
The food was outstanding!! The service was amazing! Couldn't have asked for a better day!! Would highly recommend them to anyone!!!
Reviewed On 7/03/2013 by Noreen W
I am reviewing on the catering business aspect. Ingrid, Lyndsey and the fantastic team at Blue Rocks really helped planning my wedding catering so much easier. Unfortunately, the final decision was out of my hands and I wasn't able to work with...
them for the wedding, which was quite a bummer. But I cannot recommend them enough. Ingrid was extremely responsive on emails and dealing with all my itty bitty changes. They are so flexible when it comes to budgets and different types of cuisine. Ingrid had set up a tasting for us, which was awesome. She went through the entire menu, linens, plates, the works. The food was spectacular, tons of garnishes, great plating and quality ingredients. It wasn't the typical boring average wedding fare, the dishes were fun & modern (the tuna tartare cones & corn feta fritters were awesome!). Ingrid was extremely patient & friendly when it came to all my questions and requests, they know what they are doing and give you that confidence within the process. I hope I will be able to use them in the future, because they were a pleasure to deal with!
Reviewed On 4/03/2013 by Nicole F
Met with Ingrid at first because she was on our prefered vendor list from Mount Hope Farm. After meeting her, i knew instantly that we would hire her. Being an event planner myself, i had high expectation when hiring a caterer. I wanted someone...
who would "take charge" of my day, someone i knew wouldnt stand for any BS to get in the way, someone who would have an amazing staff, and most of all someone who loves and respects food as much as we do! She exceeded all expectations. It rained on our indoor/outdoor wedding and she totally rallied and pulled off any last minute changes that needed to be made with out stressing me out at all. She is direct, to the point, and responds back really quickly. Again being an event planner, i had many timelines and super detailed wedding day details that she always made note of and was executed perfectly on my wedding day. Most of all, she was more than happy to work within our budget and still provide amazing wedding food. Im talking like.. we were married in September and people are still raving about her lobster mac & cheese. Guests continually tell us its the best wedding food ever. Best of all, she has a shop down in newport which is great to support local business owners and you can stop in and sample many of the side dishes available in the gourmet cases of the shop. Hire her and you will be happy. End of story!
Reviewed On 2/14/2013 by sal g
Reviewed On 5/18/2012 by courtney s
Blue Rocks eased our minds through the whole process, providing valuable thoughts from past events and experiences. It was extremely helpful. The food was delicious and the staff was professional, kind and helpful!
We were able to drop all o...
f our items for the wedding off to her the Friday before and she took everything over no awkward time and everything worked wonderfully, unlike so many other weddings I have gone too! She took care of us and made sure that we had some of the Hors d'oeuvres during the cocktail hour, by having one of her team members bring it down to the horseshoe court while we were taking pictures. Additionally when we got upstairs she made sure that she took our food order so we didn't have to wait at the omelet and sandwich stations. This was extremely helpful as it allowed for more time with families. They were there asking if we needed anything and handing us drinks when we wanted them!
It really was a fantastic experience. I am so happy that we worked with Ingrid and Blue Rocks, I couldn't have been happier! I wish I could relive it again because it went so fast!
Reviewed On 10/08/2011 by Linda V
We had a very good experience with Blue Rocks at our recent wedding at Mount Hope Farm. As others have mentioned, Ingrid definitely knows her stuff, and we felt very comfortable with her from the beginning. She's not pushy, unlike some other ...
caterers. Her chefs prepare fantastic food for what we considered a reasonable price. The cost of open bar in particular was far less than we thought it would be, although they ran out of beer before the end of the night, and since we only had about 60 beer drinkers out of our 80 guests, they clearly just didn't bring enough. I would agree with the other reviewer that the food we sampled during the tasting was amazing, but at the reception it was not quite as fabulous. I think the reason though is because we had a buffet at the reception and the food cooled down quite quickly. To be fair, we had specifically asked that they don't use the steam trays, but they don't use them anyway, so that's just something to keep in mind if you're contemplating a buffet. Having a sit-down dinner might provide more consistent quality. We got many compliments on the food though, so people clearly enjoyed it. Also, I am a vegetarian, as are many of my friends, and Ingrid and her chefs worked with us to come up with a tofu dish that was fantastic -- particularly at the tasting. It was not quite as saucy at the reception, but again, it might be more the result of the buffet. The catering manager for our reception, Roxanne, was very good and very accommodating. She did a great setup even though she had never worked at Mount Hope Farm before, and was thoughtful enough to bring in the flowers from our ceremony and display them on the mantle over the fireplace, which otherwise wouldn't have had any decoration. We were supposed to have someone assigned to us during the cocktail hour to provide us with food and drinks, but that didn't happen. We ended up having friends fill that role though so we were able to fully enjoy the delicious passed hors d'oeuvres. The only other thing I would note is that Ingrid can be a little flaky when it comes to e-mails. I sent an e-mail with some specific requests for things we wanted to sample during the tasting, and she responded to the e-mail, but when we went for the tasting she hadn't incorporated those items into the menu and had no recollection of receiving the e-mail. But it turned out fine even though we didn't get to pre-sample some of the items we ultimately served, as they were delicious when we finally did get to try them. After the e-mail thing I just made sure that any additional changes we made were incorporated into the contract so everything was spelled out in writing, and I asked to meet with Roxanne the week of the wedding, which I think was helpful for her and made me confident that we were on the same page. I would definitely recommend Blue Rocks for their tasty food, reasonable prices, and willingness to work with you to make your wedding reflect your tastes.
Reviewed On 8/01/2011 by Jamie M
We had Blue Rocks cater our wedding at Linden Place this past June and they were amazing. We had a station style wedding and the food was absolutely great and the service was excellent. I heard from many of our guests that this was by far the...
best food they have ever had at a wedding and I completely agree. Thanks Ingrid!
Reviewed On 12/03/2010 by Beth H
Ingrid is a great preparer- she knows her business upside down and sideways. She is much more than a caterer- she is an event planner, She pays attention to detail and can manage flow all at the same time. The food was above average but not out...
standing- which it was during our tastings. But need to be realistic, feeding a large crowd at once is not an easy task. We strongly recommend this catering service- extremely professional, personable and detail oriented.
Reviewed On 6/01/2009 by Meghan P
Contact Info for Blue Rocks Catering
76 1/2 Oak Street, Westerly, RI | Rhode Island + South-Eastern Connecticut