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Compton Clambakes Reviews
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Reviewed On 1/12/2019 by Bernadette M
Sarah and team were amazing. They catered my son's rehearsal dinner in Adamsville. Right from the initial phone call Sara was knowledgable, incredibility helpful and a terrific resource. The food was delicious! We received so many compliments ...
on the food and the setting which Sara advised us on for flowers, linens etc. The event was in August and when I see people who attended the dinner they still comment on how good the food was and how lovely the evening was! The staff was so friendly and helpful making sure every detail was seen to - I cannot recommend Compton Catering enough - fantastic from start to finish !
Reviewed On 9/11/2018 by Josh C
Compton did our wedding catering. I was honestly the best decision we made.
This is an incredibly personable team who really love what they do and are super focused on making your event seamless and perfect. Our wedding was perfect, and so mu...
ch was due to the work of this team.
We had some people who had been to many a clambake and some who had never eaten lobster. We had so much positive feedback from the guests and our other vendors they worked with.
The food is also incredible. Everything they served was the best version of the thing I’ve ever eaten. From the clambake to the desserts, it really made our day as special as we could have hoped for.
Please consider them for your next event. It will be one of the best decisions you’ll make.
Reviewed On 8/27/2018 by Shannon M
Sara and her team catered our wedding at the Roger Williams Park Casino on 8.18.18. Working with Sara and the Compton team was a pleasure from the start. They were so helpful with choosing a menu and executed a beautiful private tasting prior ...
to our big day. While our venue had it's challenges (3 floors and a power outage!) Sara and her team pushed through and our guests loved everything they were served. They're still talking about how good the food was even a week later! I can't recommend Sara & Compton enough for any catered event.
Reviewed On 10/08/2017 by Stefanie D
Sara and her team at Compton Clambakes made our wedding incredible. Sara was so laid back and easy to work with during the entire process of planning our wedding. You can tell that Sara has extensive experience catering and had wonderful sugges...
tions but she was also open to all of our suggestions. You can tell Sara takes pride in her work and really cares that your wedding is the best it can be.
Their staff is professional, friendly, attentive and the presentation of the clambake made our wedding even more special and interesting. The staff went above and beyond by helping us set up the chairs and lawn games outside, gifts inside, presentation, etc, etc!
We've had rave reviews about the food at our wedding. One guest even said it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding. Their baker on staff also made incredible pies.
If you have an opportunity to work with Sara and her team, please do, you certainly won't regret working with these kind-hearted and hardworking people!
Reviewed On 10/02/2017 by Lily D
Sara & her team are the real deal! Awesome to work with, flexible and accommodating. We loved having them cater our welcome dinner and we would only have them do it! The passed sliders and chowder were a huge hit! Sara even got creative and cam...
e up with a salad bar with all sorts of toppings! Her bartenders were great and we always love working with her!
Reviewed On 2/26/2017 by Julie D
My husband and I hired Compton Clambakes to cater our wedding last summer. We had an amazing wedding, but by far our best decision was to hire Compton Clambakes. Sara, Candy and the team did everything and anything to ease our anxiety we had ...
over planning for our wedding. Not only were they professional, but they went the extra mile to ensure that we felt comfortable with every decision that was made. They answered all of our questions in detail and with absolute patience - even frantic emails leading up to the wedding. They were a calm and reassuring presence throughout the whole process. They helped with rentals, set up, and any coordination. It was like having a caterer and wedding planner in one. On top of all of this, the food was excellent! Everything tasted fresh, the presentation was impeccable, and our guests said it was the best clambake they had ever had. Moreover, Sara and Candy did an excellent job of taking care of us as bride and groom. They made sure to leave appetizers for us specifically while we were taking our photos, and they always made sure we were fed throughout the evening. Our wedding was perfect, and we are tremendously grateful to Compton Clambakes for making our wedding so special.
Reviewed On 2/04/2017 by Jamie S
We got married at Cove Cabin in July of 2016. Sara and her team were unbelievable!! They were warm, hugely accommodating, and flexible from the very beginning. Sara also walked us through everything we would need from an outside rental service ...
and gave us recommendations in providing our own alcohol. She is so experienced and knowledgeable, and we felt so grateful to have her to rely on for all the small questions and details!!! We had a clambake for our wedding and the lobster was the BEST lobster I have ever had in my life!! We got rave reviews from our guests and could not be happier!
Reviewed On 10/24/2014 by Carolyn C
We had a Clambake by Compton Clambakes at Sweet Berry Farm. It was a beautiful setting and a perfect night. The presentation of the clambake was so much fun and the food was delicious!
Reviewed On 8/12/2014 by Becky S
Compton Clambakes is the best. They catered my August 2 wedding at Mount Hope Farm - Cove Cabin. Sara helped me figure out details and took care of rentals and she is so awesome to work with. She went above and beyond every step of the way. On ...
the day of the wedding, the team expertly set everything up for the ceremony and reception and even brought the ceremony back out from under the tent when the rain stopped. During pictures, Sara's team made sure I could still enjoy the scrumptious hors d'oeuvre's and signature drinks. Special thanks to Hannah! Compton Clambakes made our day extra special and their attention to detail coupled with their delicious foods had my guests raving about our wedding. We had a summer grill menu with beef, chicken and veggie skewers and it was so yummy. The clam chowder was outstanding. We also had our cake made by Compton Clambakes and it was the best wedding cake that I have ever had. Hands down, best caterer for your special day. I'll never forget the delicious food, hard work and friendly staff that make you feel like family at Compton Clambakes.
Reviewed On 9/10/2012 by Karla B
Sara was awesome to work with, and the food was AMAZING. Our guests raved about how fresh the lobster, clams, mussels, and everything were. Plus, everyone loved the unveiling of the clambake and how the food was served. A few months out from th...
e wedding, Sara wasn't the fastest to respond to e-mails, but come wedding time she was COMPLETELY on top of things and was willing to go the extra mile to make the event amazing. We didn't hire a wedding planner or day-of-coordinator, but she took on those roles with aplomb and the event went off smoothly and perfectly. She helped decorate the site, found other vendors for us, and even procured a vintage car we wanted parked onsite--something I was unable to find. I really can't recommend Compton enough.
Reviewed On 7/05/2011 by Rachel Y
Compton Clambakes was the perfect choice for our wedding. Their professional staff made our day stress-free. They were non-intrusive but attentive. The staff really went above and beyond - taking care of things for us that weren't even part ...
of their package.The bakemaster added so much to the experience by walking people through the steps of preparing the food and showing his obvious enthusiasm for his work. The food was incredible. There was enough food to feed an army - no one went hungry!! The lobsters came out perfectly. The clams, etc. had no sand in them which was just amazing. This was truly a wonderful experience. We couldn't have asked for more.
Reviewed On 3/07/2011 by Jennifer P
We live in NYC and had our wedding in Newport so unfortunately we had to do a lot of the planning remotely over the phone or email and Sara was an absolute pleasure to deal with. She quickly answered any and all questions as well as dealt with ...
the occasional change in plans with style and grace. Admittedly I was a little worried going into the wedding week because everything seemed too easy getting set up. Sara & Jason arrived at the home we rented a couple days before the clambake to go over logistics of the evening and see the yard we were going to host the dinner at. After a few minutes of going through everything I realized that I had nothing to worry about and that they were very experienced and made everything seem easy because they were that good. On the day of the event, they arrived a few minutes before we'd agreed to get a jump start on the set-up. After my wife showed Sara a pretty detailed tablescape that she designed we left to go over to wedding venue for the actual rehearsal. When we came back the Compton Clambakes staff faithfully recreated on each table that design plus had everything else ready to go for the cocktail hour with a few minutes to spare before the guests began to arrive. As much as we wanted to do the whole subterranean clambake after digging a pit the homeowner who rented to us understandably was not too excited by that idea. Compton Clambakes can in these situations do what they call a "mobile" clambake where they get the whole thing started at their location in Little Compton and drive a trailer with the clambake smoking/steaming away inside of it to the party and time it perfectly for the grand unveiling in front of the guests. We have some very picky and discerning foodie friends and family from the Northeast who are especially tough when it comes to clambakes and everyone loved the food from the sides to the lobster. All in all very successful, great value, very nice/professional people and would not think twice to hire them again.