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Green Plate Catering Reviews
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Reviewed On 4/27/2019 by Stephanie S
We are so happy we went with Green Plate Catering. Kit and Ryan did an incredible job. They worked with us to create a fresh, seasonal, locally sourced meal that was dairy-free without anyone even noticing it was dairy-free! They made sure to p...
rovide a couple of gluten-free options for my mom, and Ryan even went and found my mom during the dinner to make sure she got the gluten-free lentil stuffed mushrooms and gluten-free/dairy-free dessert bars they made for her. This was so thoughtful and my mom was totally delighted. They really went above and beyond. Many of my relatives are used to a traditional southern meal at weddings and this was not that - my husband and I wanted food that reflected the way we like to eat most of the time, and company whose values reflected our own. My grandmother commented, “Well it wasn’t the traditional county wedding dinner but I thought it was very good.” 😂 (that’s high praise, GPC! ) My father said he’s never had better food at a wedding. Oh and GPC made sure my husband and I got a full plate of everything, so all those terrifying rumors that I wouldn’t get to eat at my own wedding turned out to be false! Also, we had desserts made by a few family members known for their desserts, and this was no problem - GPC helped serve those for us as well. Ryan was very communicative and responsive throughout the process - this is largely what swayed us when we were deciding between two caterers. And we are so happy we went with them. Cannot praise GPC enough - one of our best wedding decisions. Thank you, Ryan and Kit!!!
Reviewed On 11/13/2018 by Andrew S
Green Plate Catering did a great job with our wedding. The "Green Plate" in their name is indicative of their environmentally friendly approach--they do more recycling, composting, and so on than your average caterer, and they serve plenty of o...
rganic, locally sourced foods. We wanted to minimize the waste/carbon footprint from our wedding, and we're happy we found a caterer that could help with that.
All that said, the food itself was just amazing. The staff worked with us to create a buffet menu (plus a couple cocktail-hour hors d'oeuvres) that would be appropriate for a fall afternoon wedding (and sensitive to people with lactose intolerance, such as myself). It was a really good variety of foods, everything was cooked perfectly, and we heard exactly that from all our guests. The people from Green Plate who staffed the wedding were great as well--nice, helpful, accommodating, etc.
The only other thing to mention here is that we used a separate vendor for desserts (Nothing Bundt Cakes), so we can't speak to Green Plate's dessert offerings. That wasn't due to anything bad about Green Plate's desserts; we just had Nothing Bundt Cakes previously and really wanted to have those for
Reviewed On 10/23/2017 by Audrey B
Green Plate catered the cocktail hour and reception for our 120-guest wedding at Brookside Gardens, and Steve (the head chef) did an amazing job! We highly recommend them.
The food was simply delicious. The cocktail hour included a beautiful...
cheese plate and a few passed appetizers (the crab cakes are highly recommended!). For dinner, we had an farm-to-table style dinner of panzanella & tomato salad, pan roasted bronzini, balsamic marinated chicken w/ pasta, and roasted veggies. All the ingredients were in season and fresh. I think we received more compliments on the food, than the wedding itself.
Green Plate's team of servers was also very professional throughout the entire event. They gave great suggestions on the wine, & the dinner was served family-style at our request. All the tables were served at the same time and the service struck the right balance of attending to everyone's needs while also remaining in the background during the event. The champagne was poured and served very quickly in time for the toasts - right on schedule!
Steve and his team proactively worked with us to plan out the logistics and timeline of the event during our walk-through at the venue. This really helped to make sure everyone was on the same page. The equipment rentals were handled by Green Plate, which was convenient for us because we didn't want to deal with multiple vendors ourselves. Green Plate was also really helpful in identifying cost savings for us by adjusting the quantity of rentals in line with our final guest count in the weeks before the wedding.
A huge thank you to Steve, Kit, and the rest of the Green Plate team for helping to make our wedding a success!
Contact Info for Green Plate Catering
11307 Elkin Street, Silver Spring, MD | DC metro area