$$$ – Moderate
American, Italian, Fusion
Passed Appetizers, Food + Catering, Service Staff
Words cannot express enough how truly remarkable Dean and Charlene made my husband and I feel going into our wedding day. They were easy to work with, accommodating, and just fun people to know. My husband was what you might call a “groomzilla”, but Dean made him feel confident that what he envisioned for the day would be a reality and it was perfect! We were married September 24, 2016 at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center. When walking through one weekend in 2015 we were lucky enough to meet Dean and watch his team at Decadent Catering set up for a wedding to be held that evening. He introduced us to the chef and we were very impressed how everyone was diligently working, smiling, already in uniform (hours before the event) and were paying such close attention to detail. While working with Dean he was very honest in what was feasible or not with our budget and made sure he was able to give us what we wanted. He put many hours into planning and creating a menu for us that we would be happy with. Our guests loved the food and no one complained of there being too much or too little. Dean was very easy to communicate with and get a hold of over the course of the 12 months leading up to our big day. We mostly used email, but when he wrote back you could tell he gave an incredible amount of thought to answering your questions and never promised something he knew he wouldn’t be able to keep. When we met Dean he was such a joy to talk to we instantly felt confident in his work. When speaking to Dean, you can tell this is not just a job, but rather his passion to create magic for the bride and groom that day and that’s exactly what he did. The night progressed without a hitch in the planning and our guests and my husband and I had such a blast! The entire Decadent team is very passionate about the product they produced for our special day and honest about how to make it happen. When you work with them, you feel like you are their only client because of the attention to detail they give to your event. My husband and I will be raving about Dean and Decadent Catering for years to come and will be recommending his services to anyone we know needing a caterer. The food is delicious, the people are professional, nice, and caring, and the price was reasonable and in our budget! Thank you, Dean and the whole Decadent Catering crew!
Decadent provides exceptional service, exquisite food, and at a lower price point than the big vendors in the area. Moreover, when Decadent caters your wedding or event, they focus all their time and energy on just your event. We sampled other caterers and felt that Decadent had the best food and a better vision for our event. We expected to pay more for this level of service, but in the end they were much less expensive despite delivering a higher value. You can’t ask for more than that. Dean Mistretta is likely to be your main contact in the process. He is smart, outgoing, and has a huge amount of experience with weddings and other events. He starts off by getting to know you and then helps you shape your vision of the event. If you have a set plan, he will make sure it comes to fruition. We, on the other hand, really just had an impression of what we would like (summer, evening event, relatively casual and modern). It was remarkable to sit in on these meetings and find that you and the caterer were developing a common vision for the event naturally and effortlessly. And the food was outstanding. We received high praise for the food from all the guests — and some of our guests had thrown incredible weddings of their own recently, so they knew what they were talking about. The Decadent staff was exceptional as well. Our other vendors specifically praised Decadent as being professional and easy to work with. So, even the other professionals like to work with this company.
Dean catered my wedding last summer and did an excellent job. He was easy to work with, very professional, respected our budget, and the food was delicious.
foodReviewed on 8/11/2014 Danielle V
nobody at our wedding got food poisoning.. that we are aware of.
Great food and serviceReviewed on 10/08/2013 Michelle H
Dean and his team provided us exceptional food and service at our wedding. The food was all delicious and they were a pleasure to work with, and my husband and I had good piece of mind approaching the wedding knowing they only do one wedding a day. All of our interactions with them felt personal, we never felt like just a number! Prices per head for our wedding reflect an inflated rental costs, because our venue didn't come equipped with a kitchen and we have to rent the ovens. Excluding the out of the ordinary rentals, cost per head probably would have been around $50-$55/ head (we paid $68).
Best Wedding Food EverReviewed on 11/14/2012 Samantha S
My husband and I came across Decadent Catering because they were a recommended vendor from our venue. There were several to choose from, but the menu options blew me away, so we decided to set up a tasting. Our contact was Dean, and he was exceptional. He is vibrant and so passionate about what he does we knew we would be in good hands. At the tasting the food kept coming, and coming, and coming. It was all so delicious it was hard to make a decision. We even took a huge bag home so my sister was able to sample and give her opinion. Throughout the process Dean was extremely accessible and able to answer any of our questions. We even were able to get a backstage look at a real wedding they were putting on. We met a couple times in between our initial meeting and our wedding, and every time Dean was very flexible to our needs of meeting times as we lived over an hour away. The day of our wedding our expectations were exceeded. Our contact that day was Dan, who we had met a few times previously, and he made sure everything went off without a hitch. The servers were so friendly, and the server we had just for the bridal party was a delight. The food was delicious; guests can't stop telling us how fantastic their meal was! They even made sure my husband and I had a mix plate of all three dinner choices so we could have a sample of everything. I also have to give a shout out to the bartenders. I never noticed a line at the bar and everybody always seemed to have a full glass! Overall we had an exceptional experience with Decadent Catering and I would highly recommend them to anyone for their event :)
great value, great product, arrogant coordinatorReviewed on 3/22/2012 mallory a
My experiece with Decadent Catering was overall very good. The hors d'ouvres were amazing, chicken a little dry and the risotto a little too al dente. But the service and presentation was up to par with their reputation. We had been on the fence between Decadent and Pranzi and ultimately it settled on cost. The coordinator was very accomodating to our wishes and budget but I found him to be very arrogant and almost obnoxious in the way he tries to sell their service. I think Decadent would be doing even better with a different face to its catering company. The owner of Pranzi would have been great and personable to work with but I think the product and value we received at Decadent would have been unmatched.
Absolutely Perfect...Reviewed on 9/28/2011 Caitlyn L
Decadent Catering doesn't only provide an absolutely DELICIOUS meal; they make you and your wedding feel like you're the only people and event on the face of the Earth that matters. They are super professional and they do everything in their power to be perfection. From the first meeting, to the actual day; Dean Mistretta makes you feel totally at ease. You can tell from his professionalism that he knows what he's talking about and that he's not new to the field. Decadent is very accommodating and willing to work with you on whatever need be. I could not have asked for a better caterer. A large fraction of the smoothness and flawlessness of my wedding can be contributed to Decadent Catering. Utterly grateful, Caitlyn and Dave PS. The food is DELICIOUS. We're still receiving awesome reviews from our guests in September!!!