About this Vendor
With roots at the Jamesport Manor Inn, a family owned restaurant for twenty-five years, Christopher Michael is a full-service catering and event planning company that has been bringing farm-to-fork food to events of all scales since the early 90’s. As a pioneer of off-site catering on the North Fork, Matt Kar and his staff, will bring delicious food combined with efficient and delightful service to your large or small event. Our exclusive event space at the Jamesport Manor Inn offers two different venues. Our courtyard patio is suited for smaller parties and is priced at $150/guest all-inclusive and our larger tented field space is priced at $200/guest for parties of 150 guests or more.
$$ – Affordable
Northeastern, Southern, American, Indian, Italian, BBQ, Seafood
Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Buffet, Catering Clean Up, Catering Delivery + Setup, Chef Stations, Family Style, Menu Tastings, Passed Appetizers, Seated Meal, Servers, Food + Catering, Service Staff
We highly recommend Matt Kar and Christopher Michael Catering. From our first meeting at his restaurant in Jamesport, we were confident he was the right choice for our wedding at Martha Clara. Communications were very easy - we dealt with Matt leading up to the day and then Christine a few weeks prior to our event. Emails were returned quickly. Matt was very flexible and was very willing to make modifications from the basic packages. Christine was very much on top of what was needed and reminded us several times that she had everything under control -- and she did. The food was simply amazing. We opted for the raw bar, which was a huge hit. Matt's staff seamlessly moved from the cocktail hour outdoors to the main event indoors. We opted for the French style service, which was great - guests could have a little bit of everything instead of being limited to one entree. We have had many people tell us after the wedding that it was the best wedding meal they've ever had and it was hard to disagree. They were very flexible with us bringing in outside cake and pie. The bartenders and waiters were extremely professional. Everything went perfectly. We can't thank Matt, Christine and the Christopher Michael team enough! Book with them - you won't regret it!
Matt Kar and staff at Christopher Michael Catering went above and beyond the call of duty for our wedding. As a native North Forker from the moment my husband and I got engaged we knew Christopher Michael Catering would be at our wedding based on their sterling reputation! Mr. Kar helped us design our menu with local seasonal foods that highlighted what the North Fork had to offer. His staff was beyond attentive. From set up to clean up Mr. Kar's staff were professional and personable to all our guests. I was amazed that our 200 person wedding was served dinner french style in under 30 minutes. Many of our guests have shared with us that they went back for seconds, even thirds. The mac-and-cheese balls and corn salad were HUGE hits. Mr . Kar prepared tuna, steak and chicken for our wedding all were phenomenal. I could not give a higher recommendation for a wedding caterer. Thank you CMC for making our day so special and making our guests so satisfied!
If I could give more than five stars I would! Matt and his team really made our wedding day perfect. We can't say enough good things about them and the food is out of this world!
We had the BEST wedding EVER at Jamesport Manor Inn, Jamesport, NY. Matt was a pleasure to work with and everything was as perfect as we had imagined. The scenery was beautiful and exactly what we were looking for with the orchard, tractor, and barn. The food was amazing and if anyone didn't eat enough it was their own fault.
Wow, what an amazing caterer! Our guests are still raving about the catering for our August, 2017 wedding! Matt and Kerri were absolutely incredible to ensure our guests were fed and satiated. They paid great amount to detail to provide a stress-free day. Our cocktail hour was amazing and the lobster rolls were my husband's favorite. The bar was always fully staffed, as guests complimented our signature drinks of mojito and dark n' stormy. The dinner was served in French style so guests could eat as much as they wanted without getting up. Matt's staff was fantastic; each individual was friendly and cared for the guests. Each person always had a smile on their face no matter how many plates they carried or how many tables they had to clean up. Matt's staff was the last to leave the reception because they wanted to make sure everything was cleaned up perfectly. We are forever grateful for the delicious food (some of the best food we have ever had!) and the caring spirits of Christopher Michael Caterers.
We absolutely LOVED working with Matt and his team at Christopher Michael! We knew we wanted to go out of the box for the food at our wedding (i.e. not traditional chicken, fish, steak options) and Matt worked with us every step of the way to make a perfect menu. He even made us a dish that wasn't on the menu, bringing our dreams of having paella at our wedding to a reality. Matt's staff went above and beyond to make us feel special. They brought snacks to the bridal suite to make sure we ate, let us taste everything first, and kept things running smoothly even when we had some big traffic delays. I cannot recommend them enough!
Matt the owner of Christopher Michael Catering and his staff are truly passionate about what they do and it showed on July 14th at our wedding! Everything from the appetizers to the dinner was outstanding! My guests are still talking about how delicious everything was. Anything we wanted or dreamed of Matt found a way to fit in our budget! I truly can't say enough about him, his staff and the food! If you are looking for a caterer for your big day look no further as he is absolutely the BEST! Thank you Matt for making our day the best ever! 😊
Everyone wants their wedding to be perfect. Matt and his team achieved perfection at our wedding. Their all-inclusive package was a lifesaver. The frequent, helpful, pre-wedding communication alleviated a lot of my stress about setting up the venue. And the food was incredible. Every dish was perfect. Dinner was served French style, which meant that the three entrees were open to all guests through table service -- no need to get up for seconds and thirds, the food comes to the guests. We chose the shrimp, the pesto ravioli, and the filet mignon, all of which were delicious. The filet mignon was cooked especially well. It's making me hungry just thinking about it. Also, Matt worked with us to customize the menu by adding more duck items to cocktail hour (to honor Long Island) and to add some of his restaurant's chocolate-macadamia nut pies to the dessert table. Throughout the night, the staff made every effort to make the experience special. A few days later, the catering manager even sent over photos that the staff took of the venue to show how beautiful everything was. Matt Karr's years of experience were demonstrated in our wedding. We enthusiastically recommend this catering company.
Where do I begin. Our experience with Christopher Michael Caterers was nothing short of exceptional. We had our wedding at Martha Clara Vineyards in June 2017. From the moment we met with Matt Karr, we knew our wedding would be in great hands. His expertise is evident the moment you begin to speak to him, and he ensured that our experience was seamless. Our guests raved (and continue to rave) about how delicious the food was, and were impressed with the French Style service. If you're looking for a partner to help make your wedding perfect, look no further than Christoper Michael Caterers. I can't recommend them highly enough.
Thank goodness for Matt and his team!! My husband and I were getting married in NYC and had such a tough time finding anything in our budget. I found Christopher Michael on the knot and decided to reach out to see if they were willing to travel. Matt was so pleasant to work with, and took the time to listen to exactly what we were looking for; he helped us plan a customized menu from start to finish. He and Christine even met us at the venue prior to the event to make sure they were comfortable with the space. Speaking of Christine, who is the event manager/coordinator, she was absolutely delightful to work with. She was so helpful in planning the layout for the venue and making sure all vendors were on the same page with the schedule for the day. She even brought with her some lanterns and candles for the food stations that went perfectly with our venue and decor. These guys deserve every one of these 5 star reviews and then some!
My son, Chris and his now wife Amanda, called this great catering company with a budget for their wedding reception. Mr. Kar met with them and worked out a great menu within their budget. No other caterers they met with could provide such a bountiful menu as he did. Everyone raved about the amazing, delicious and abundant food that was provided by a staff that was delightful, professional and prompt. To provide for approximatly 180+ people under a tent, on a chilly, wet evening on September 30th is one thing but to have it served hot was amazing! I would highly recommend Christopher Michael Catering.
After meeting with many caterers with our wedding planner (Laura Mastriano-who was absolutely fantastic, btw) we decided to go with Christopher Michael Caterers. Our wedding was on July 2nd, 2016 at the Hempstead House in Sands Point. It's a unique venue that requires you to bring in EVERYTHING. It was quite an undertaking... Ok well first let me say why we chose Christopher Michael and then I'll get into how they executed. When we first met with Matt, we hit it off. Matt is the type of guy that wants the food to be perfect. He's the type of guy that you want to have a drink with. From the moment we saw Matt's menu we knew he was our top choice. He reassured us that not only was his company the best fit but he could execute everything to perfection. That was exactly what we were looking for. We discussed prices (very fair for the level we were looking for), logistics with our production company and also challenges if we wanted to make last minute changes (which we did). All along the way his responsiveness could not have been better. If we wanted to something changed, he changed it at no extra cost.. His "go to" line is "sure, whatever you want." We trusted him and that was HUGE to us. We decided to have a "recovery" brunch at our home the next day with around 150 ppl and we chose Matt for that as well. The execution was FLAWLESS! Our cocktail reception perfectly captured our Gatsby themed wedding. Three high end cuts of meat, three fresh seafood options and everything else from salads to the raw bar/slider station, small patron bottles filled with Margaritas.. the list goes on and on. The feedback from our guests was incredible. The "wedding of a century" is what we've heard repeated over and over again. Matts high-end professionalism matched the story tale execution of our event. Appetizers were just amazing.. custom designed, delicious and decadent. I rarely write reviews but I feel like I owed Matt and his team the respect. The next day at our house was a repeat of the night before (with some chuckles from the staff seeing us just a tad tired). A few things that we got to know about Matt through the process. Why is it called Christopher Michael Caterers? Thats his boys names. We thought that was just awesome because we're such family people. Matts staff has been with him for years and years unlike some of the other caterers who hire temp help for big events. He wants you to have fun!! He makes excellent suggestions.. Many times we disagreed with his opinion of placement of chairs/stations, etc. In the end we listened to Matt and, admittedly, he was right every time. My suggestion to anyone on the east end of Long Island, Hamptons or the North Fork-or anywhere on LI would be to meet with him and you'll see what I mean. Several times he said to me, you can do that but it's a complete waste of money.. I'll do whatever you want but I'd hate to see you spend the money if you don't need too. Who does that? Granted we wanted the best of the best.. and we got it! Thanks Matt & Staff for making our special day the best day of our lives. You'll forever be apart of us. Cheers!
My wife and I got married Sept. 2 2016 at Martha Clara Vineyards, which is beautiful venue to have a wedding. Christopher Michael caterers was suggested to us after we met other caterers in the area. My wife and I sat down with Matt at his office and right away we were impressed. Matt did not try to sell us on things that we did not need or want. He gave us options that were exactly what we were looking for, he was really professional and straight to the point. When I got to Martha Clara vineyard on our wedding day, I met with Matt while he was setting up, and he was a great person to talk with and he wished my wife and I all the luck in the world. When it came time for the reception and dinner hour, the food was perfect. Matts staff came around to each table and served dinner in a relaxed and comfortable way. And the food was amazing. My wife and I have heard back from many of our guest and they all raved about the food and professionalism of Matt and his staff. Julie and I want to say a Huge Thank You to Christopher Michael Caterers and would recommend them to anybody. Thanks again, Tommy & Julie Dunn
From the very beginning, Matt and his staff were prompt, professional, and so easy to work with. Matt answered all of my questions in a timely manner and with honesty. He also had some great ideas when my fiancee and I met with him. He made everything a breeze, and we knew we were in great hands. Christine and Cynthia were so friendly and easy going, and helped me so much in planning my wedding. On the day of, Cynthia and her staff worked like a well-oiled machine. The service was impeccable and flawless. The food was incredible. I still have people talking about the food and its been months! If you're looking for good people with great service and awesome food, look no further. Christopher Michael is the best.
From the time we started discussing the possibilities until the last staff member left the premises, Christopher Michael did a stellar job. Matt Kar was a breeze to work with throughout the process. Every promise was kept. Period. Our guests commented on the quality of the food during the cocktail hour and dinner and they were especially impressed with Christine and her serving team. Impeccable yet low key service was given throughout the day and evening from the time the team arrived to set up the chairs for the ceremony until they left. Christine made every special last minute request happen - including managing the recorded music for the ceremony! When I asked her to handle the logistics for turning on the lighting as evening fell, Christine sent THREE of the staff to learn what we wanted done. If you've got Christine, don't waste money on a day-of coordinator. Most importantly the bride (our daughter) and the groom were ecstatic with the way their party went off from start to finish! What more could we ask for? Bravo, bravo Christopher Michael!
Mtt and his team did an amazing job at our son's wedding. His suggestions were all perfect, he even advised us where we could save money. The extras we added (raw bar, lobster rolls and corn salad) were all worth the minimal extra cost. Staff was courteous and attentive.
Matt did our wedding on June 4th at Lenz vineyard. It was the BEST service I could have ever imagined. In fact it was better than I had even hoped. The staff were more than attentive but also remained unnoticed in a perfectly balanced way. They were always there with a fresh plate of appetizers or french plated food. I highly recommend the french plating. It was such a unique thing and our guests couldn't stop raving about it. They could try all the three options and have unlimited quantities without having to get up for a buffet. Everyone was so pleased with all the food cooked on premises. It tasted way more fresh than any catering hall could have provided. The filet was so tender and medium rare, the chicken was super very flavorful and the shrimp were cooked PERFECTLY. The side dishes were so fresh and tasty too. The appetizers were the perfect, chic cocktail hour too. Not too much food and just a perfect array of little bites. I could not recommend this caterer any more! 10 out of 10!
Thank you so much for providing such exceptional food and service on our special day. As a bride I found such comfort in knowing not only how experienced and professional your catering is but also how personal and accomodating you were for both Joey and I. Thank you again for an amazing experience!
Our wedding would not have been as big of a hit as it was without all of the hard work and delicious food from Matt and the rest of the team at Christopher Michael. After doing our homework on several caterers, we ultimately decided on Christopher Michael for numerous reasons, perhaps mostly because of the experience and professionalism of Matt. From our initial conversations, to our first meeting at the Jamesport Manor Inn (which we would also recommend for a fantastic dinner), to the dozens of questions and specific details we discussed over the phone and e-mails, Matt was always extremely helpful and quick to respond. Similarly, as we got closer to the big day, Matt offered his insights and experiences on our timeline for the reception and other critical details that we hadn't considered, even though those things weren't necessarily in the scope of our relationship. He also went out of his way to personally deliver some of the tables and chairs to our venue a day early for us to use for our rehearsal dinner. In terms of the day of, the experience could not have gone any better. The entire staff that was onsite acted professionally and efficiently; aside from the times that they were serving, they were never in the way, but always available when needed - they run a very smooth ship! And last, but certainly not least, the food itself was incredible! After getting Matt's opinion, we ultimately decided to go with French style service, giving our guests the option to choose from three entrees; everyone loved that they had the option to choose from three delicious entrees and that they could get seconds, or even thirds, if they wanted, although many of the guests had already filled up already on all of the delicious h'or deurves at cocktail hour! Even over a month later, we have at least one of our guests bring up how incredible the food was almost every day. Overall, from start to finish, working with the entire Christopher Michael team was as great of an experience as we could have expected. Not only did we have an incredible meal at our wedding, but we had a knowledgable, professional, and experienced team behind it, led by Matt. We wouldn't change a thing!
Christopher Micheal catering was a great experience! Lovely staff and very accommodating. We recently got married at a vineyard on the north forth and Christopher Micheal catering really made the day a delicious and beautiful event. Highly recommend these catering services food was outstanding !
Matt and his staff were fantastic to deal with. Very up front with all associated costs and incredibly helpful when the big day comes. I wouldn't change a thing about the great service we got.
My daughter's wedding on July 25th, 2015 was perfect, thanks to Christopher Michael catering. Matt Kar's staff did a great job serving food that was just delicious. From our first meeting with Matt to discuss choices to the support of Christine in planning and on the "big day", everything was smooth, pleasant and professional.
A plus for food!Reviewed on 7/29/2015 Rachel G
the food at my wedding was very important to me. EVERY dish was delicious and people even said it was the best wedding food they have ever had. I have eaten at his restaraunt as well and that food is superb too!
My wife and I got married at Martha Clara Vineyards on July 11, 2015. Our dream wedding could not have been possible without Matt Kar and his team. Great food + great music = great wedding. And boy did Matt and his team deliver on the food! Jamesport Manor Inn has a new off premise catering company called "Two Forks Catering" sister company to Christopher Michael catering. We can't say enough good things about our whole experience dealing with Two Forks Catering. Matt is the consummate professional and it clearly has rubbed off on his team. His entire staff from Christine who helped run everything day of to the bartenders and servers, we could not have been happier with the staff. As for the food, we've had numerous people tell us "it was best cocktail hour ever." The hors d'oeuvre choices and quality of food was exceptional! The baby lamb chops, duck quesadillas and mini lobster rolls were all fan favorites. The raw bar was a huge hit! Clams, oysters on the half shell and shrimp, everything was so fresh. Our guests were eating oysters faster than the staff could shuck them I think. Dinner was great too! To show you how accommodating Matt is, when we met with him, my wife asked if we could have a cold corn side dish with dinner since Long Island corn would be in season. Without hesitation Matt said "not a problem at all." Matt made a delicious corn succotash side to accompany our main courses. The main dishes were great as well. We had Pan-Roasted Striped Bass and New York Strip Steak. We would also like to thank you and your whole staff at the Jamesport Manor Inn for making the rehearsal dinner perfect as well. The Gallery easily fit our 35 guests and is very elegant. Again, Matt was able to have a chowder soup made that my wife requested that was out of this world! The entrees and desserts were off the charts too! Matt will make your special day everything you dreamed it would be. Don't hesitate to use Two Forks Catering!
Simple & Delicious Farm-to-table FoodReviewed on 10/14/2014 Michelina D
I cannot say enough great things about Christopher Michael Catering, and specifically Chef and Co-Owner, Matt Kar. Matt was incredibly helpful while planning the catering for my wedding - he was attentive and responsive. He gave honest suggestions and helped guide us on amount of food, specialty tables, and hors d'oeuvre options. He also helped coordinate rentals such as chairs, tables, and suggested a trusted nearby tent company. And he was always willing to meet with us in person to answer any and all the questions I had, and believe me, I had a lot! The food at our wedding was great - it was fresh and simple and truly played to the surrounding North Fork farm-to-table feel. The servers and bartenders were all friendly and helpful and always made sure that my new husband and I had exactly what we wanted. I am extremely happy that we decided to go with Christopher Michael Catering. I recommend them to anyone planning their wedding on the East End of Long Island.
Meet The Owner
From start to finish let me guide you through the process of making your special day perfect. From Setauket to Orient, we can can cater your wedding at the site of your choosing or help you find the perfect venue through our decade long relationships with sites throughout the North Fork. Our design team and day of coordinator can make the wedding of your dreams stress free. Contact me at [email protected] or (631) 834-6691 to inquire about our services for your wedding.