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Reviewed On 10/17/2020 by Stephanie P
Hazelnut was absolutely amazing! Incredible food and people! They really try to take the time to get to know you before you do a tasting or book them for your wedding. We received so many compliments from our guests because of them. Hazelnut tr...
uly saved our wedding when the pandemic hit and they made it incredibly special for us. They treated us like family and made the whole experience so memorable!
Reviewed On 10/31/2019 by Natalie I
Hazelnut was the caterer for our August wedding at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, and they were fantastic! After our first meeting with Nick, we knew that we would be in good hands with him and his staff providing the catering services. We pick...
ed our entrees and Nick took care of the rest of the food details, with everything coming out perfectly. His catering staff was wonderful as well - one of the staff checked on us regularly to see if my husband and I needed anything throughout the dinner hour. We were also very happy with how Nick made accommodations with an additional meal table for our guests with specific dietary restrictions.
Reviewed On 5/07/2019 by Kinsey C
I planned my wedding in 4 months and needed a vendor who would take little direction and do most of the heavy lifting for me. Nick and his team at Hazelnut Catering far surpassed my expectations. Most importantly, the food is out of this world ...
fantastic. I had so many guests tell me how much they enjoyed the appetizers and dinner. Nick suggested a menu, I tasted the food, and the rest was history. It really was that easy. His staff was professional, prompt, and just made everything happen. Nick really provides a personal experience and made this the easiest part of my wedding planning process. If you are getting married at the Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens, I highly recommend reaching out to Hazelnut Catering!
Reviewed On 10/26/2018 by Kala H
Reviewed On 10/16/2018 by Leslie G
We just enjoyed my daughter's wedding this past weekend at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. From their preferred caterer's list, my daughter and son in law chose Hazelnut Catering. Nick was so easy to work with! He does most of his catering at...
PBG, so he has a system that works. All of our guests were served from the buffet in about 15 minutes! The food was served at the perfect temperature and was delicious! The grilled vegetables were especially tasty! Nick handled the bartenders and servers. There was really minimal needed from us on the day of the wedding. I recommend Hazelnut for your Pittsburgh Botanic Garden wedding!
Reviewed On 10/11/2018 by Cindy H
We recently got married at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden and used Hazelnut Catering. Nick is awesome and wonderful to work with! The cocktail hour spread was set up beautifully and the buffet style dinner worked out perfectly. The food was ama...
zing and we received so many compliments from our guests. Also, the staff was very professional, pleasant and helpful! We definitely made a great choice with selecting our caterer!
Reviewed On 10/09/2018 by Jamie M
We got married in June at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden and used Hazelnut Catering. We have nothing but great things to say about them! Nick was easy to work with from the very beginning, and made many helpful suggestions along the way. You can...
tailor the menu to fit what you want and the food was EXCELLENT! We received many compliments from our guests!
Reviewed On 8/07/2018 by Krystena B
When my husband and I first sat down to plan our wedding, we had 2 major "must haves" - amazing food and amazing DJ-ing. After booking our wedding at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, we started to look at their catering list which gave us 8 opti...
ons. We had a tasting with our first recommended food vendor and left completely disappointed. We decided to give Nick and Hazelnut a try. Being that we are 3 hours away from Pittsburgh, we had to try to set up some type of tasting that worked for Nick and his busy catering life. He was SO accommodating - he invited us to his house where we met his wife and his two beautiful dogs. He sat us down at his kitchen counter, offered us coffee and water and brought us a spread of food to try from filet to chicken, vegetables, rice and more. He walked us through the whole night - from apps to the very last dance - and ensured us that he would make this experience the easiest - yet best - that we could ever imagine. After tasting his AMAZING food, he gave us a tour of his home grounds and chatted with us for about 45 minutes. He was so personable, fun, easy going and professional. His kitchen (where makes everything) was spotless, so clean and so so nice. From the time we stepped foot on his property, he made us feel like family and we knew 100% that he had to have Nick and Hazelnut Catering be with us on our special day. We spoke with Nick back and forth before our big day - as he helped us with pricing/amounts of alcohol and mixers. We met with Nick about 2 weeks before our big day and I brought my parents along - whose opinions mean the most. Nick welcomed them with open arms, showed them around his home and property and ensured them that he was the right choice. They LOVED him! On July 14, 2018, Justin and I were married at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. Nick and his team NEVER SKIPPED A BEAT. NEVER. They were beyond amazing and we had the BEST service, ever. Everyone was ranting and raving from beginning to end about how awesome Nick and his team were, how absolutely delicious the food was, how great the service was and how they have never had such a smooth "eating" experience at a wedding like ours. The food was served on time, HOT and always replenished. The service was on point and they made sure plates were picked up and people got what they needed. The bar was never dry, the drinks were mixed and served perfectly and the servers were having a blast doing it. I've used the word amazing far too many times, but I don't know how else to describe Nick and his catering business. My parents were floored at his professionalism yet personable touch. They felt as though he treated us as family and made sure to take care of us to give us the best day we could ask for. Nick knocked it out of the park - hands down he was a huge factor in making our day so great. I would recommend Nick and Hazelnut Catering to anyone - 100 times over any other catering company in the are! We love you Nick and cannot thank you enough for making our day SO awesome!!
XOXO Krystena and Justin
Reviewed On 6/26/2018 by Stephanie F
We made the right choice hiring Nick as our caterer for our June 2018 wedding at Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens. Because he does so well there, he actually doesn't cater weddings at any other venue anymore. He knows the ins and outs and his service...
is seamless. He was so relaxed and zen in his approach leading up to the day that it helped us feel less stressed. He accommodated guests with special diet needs without any pushback. We were hesitant at first because he didn't offer any food to taste at our first meeting as we had done with other caterers. But we had a good gut feeling and are so glad that we went with that! He and his staff exceeded our expectations for quality food, great flow with the reception, and service from start to finish. His price was very reasonable. The only hiccup was that the bartenders opened 6 extra bottles of champagne that no one was drinking so we ended up having to toss them at the end of the night.
Overall, would strongly recommend hiring Hazelnut for your PBG event!
Reviewed On 6/17/2018 by Allee V
Nick and his team make the most amazing food!! Our guests could not stop talking about how good our food was. It was honestly some of the best “wedding food” that I’ve ever had. We had the filet, chicken paprikash, grilled vegetables, and rice ...
pilaf. He even made a dish for my vegan guests. He went above and beyond. The server and bartenders were fabulous! Highly recommended.
Reviewed On 6/04/2018 by Sara H
Nick from Hazelnut was wonderful to work with. At our first meeting he helped set up a timeline for the big day. He understood our venue and gave excellent advice on layout, details, etc. He also went above and beyond to pick up and return our...
beer kegs for us. To top it off, the food was amazing! We received a lot of compliments on the food. Nick and his team also made me a vegan dinner, which I so appreciated and it was one of the best meals I've had! I couldn't be happier with Hazelnut Catering.
Reviewed On 11/05/2017 by Bethanie Z
I wish I could rate even higher than 5 stars! We have so many great things to say about Nick and Hazelnut Catering. Looking at the other reviews, I want to echo the compliment about how DELICIOUS the food is. When people state their guests told...
them it was 'the best food at a wedding they'd ever been to'... they are not lying! We selected: CHICKEN PUTANESCA: Penne pasta and grilled chicken sausage tossed with olives, capers, artichoke hearts, and tomatoes in a garlic olive oil sauce topped with fresh asiago cheese & ROAST PORK: Slow roasted pork - basted with maple, apple cider and whole grain mustard- YUM YUM YUM! I also must give a shout out to the parmesan mashed potatoes--soooo good.
Enough raving about the food, Nick was great to work with as well! It is not the typical experience with a vendor as he does not have any contract to sign, but I would not fear about any under-delivering. Nick was very helpful even with planning out the timeline of the day. He really helped us organize our wedding exactly as we wanted it.
You will NOT be disappointed with Nick and Hazelnut Catering!
Reviewed On 10/15/2017 by Raana C
Nick at Hazelnut catering was wonderful to work with! He and his staff cooked amazing food for our reception at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. We received a lot of compliments from guests. Nick was helpful in the overall planning process, and i...
s easy going. He was even accommodating to children during the reception, by preparing child friendly food.
Reviewed On 10/11/2017 by Laressa B
Hands-down the best caterer I have ever experienced! Not only was the food phenomenal, Nick and Stacy were the absolute best to work with and so helpful! I have had so many of my guests reach out and make a point to tell me how delicious their ...
meals were! They provided the most delicious food and went above and beyond when it came to helping us with our setup and timeline on our big day! I will most certainly be using Hazelnut for all of my catering needs in the future
Reviewed On 9/01/2017 by Allison D
Our experience working with Nick was fantastic! Not only did he make sure that our food was delicious (my guests could not stop talking about how it was the best wedding food they had ever had), but he was also incredibly helpful with the over...
all planning process. He gave us so many ideas on how to make sure that our day went as smoothly as possible and I am so appreciative of that extra effort he put in when working with us. We had a perfect day and Nick was a huge part of that!
Reviewed On 8/26/2017 by Chris F
Hazelnut catered our wedding at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. My wife and I couldn't be happier with the service we received. The food was top notch and even better than it sounded when we picked out the menu! Nick was a pleasure to work with a...
nd be around and made the whole experience painless, streamlined, and taken care of. The staff was professional and friendly. We would give 100 stars if we could. Definitely go with Hazelnut for your catering needs.
Reviewed On 8/25/2017 by Julie H
Food was the top 3 most important things to my husband and I at our wedding. It's been over two months since the wedding and people are still telling us how grear our food was at our wedding. Nick and his team are great. I could write a book ab...
out how great and stress free the whole process was from first meeting with him to our wedding day...
I can not say enough great things about hazelnut catering and I'm still thinking about the risotto from our wedding day.
Reviewed On 6/30/2017 by Leah P
Hazelnut Catering catered our May wedding and Nick was amazing! No contract required but Nick will follow through and deliver! He was incredibly responsive with any questions and details during the planning process. His food at the wedding was ...
delicious and our guests loved everything. We loved everything! They set aside a generous plate for us of the apps and entrees. His team of servers and bartender were very professional and fun! They came up to us discretly throughout to ensure everything was timed as preferred and were incredibly friendly. Nick is also so personable and accomodating. One of the major highlights of our wedding was the food. We absolutely loved the catering and experience!
Reviewed On 5/30/2017 by Danielle D
I can't even put into words how AMAZING hazelnut catering is. Nick is the BEST. He really works with you on your wants and needs and makes sure your day is flawless. We had RAVING reviews from our guests on the amazing, delicious dinner we had ...
at our wedding. Nick works so hard, as well as his staff, to make sure he doesn't miss a beat. He truly takes care of his clients and i HIGHLY recommend him for everyone. If you are looking for a relaxed, stress free process - BOOK HAZELNUT! If not, you are missing out!! We are so pleased and thankful for Nick & his team!!!!
Reviewed On 9/23/2016 by Knottie1474648772
I can honestly say that Hazelnut Catering provided us with not only a delicious meal but most importantly we found Nick and all of his staff to set the bar by which all other's should be rated.
Nick and his staff catered my son's wedding and m...
ade for an evening that we'll never forget.
Again I'd like this opportunity to thank Nick and his staff for all their hard work and attention to details that helped make this night so special!
Give him a call, you'll be glad you did.
Reviewed On 7/25/2016 by Whitney R
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Hazelnut Catering did an amazing job for our wedding. Nick is so easy to work with and is such a nice person. The food was awesome and the staff was very helpful, friendly and kind. I received many compliments from gues...
ts that loved the food ! Some even commented that it was the best wedding food they have had!
Reviewed On 5/21/2016 by April M
Nick, the owner, is great to work with. He is super flexible and easygoing. It seemed strange that he did not require us to sign any contract, but he came through with everything he promised and more. The food at our wedding reception was amazi...
ng. Out of all details that went into planning our wedding, we got the most compliments on the food from guests. Our shuttle bus coming from the hotel to the reception was over an hour late, and Nick quickly checked in with us and came up with a new schedule. He and his staff adjusted timing for dinner etc., and everything continued to run smoothly thanks to his help.
Reviewed On 3/16/2016 by Knottie1458158705
This is a new caterer we started to use recently. We have tried the following: wraps, sandwiches, salads, fruit salad, drinks, hot foods: chicken, rice, veggies and fish. They were all divine and everyone at our office gave them outstanding pos...
itive comments. They have always been on time or early. They also have texting available, which makes it convenient when you have a quick question. We still use them for some of our events I would recommend them to everyone and anyone.
Reviewed On 5/22/2014 by Katherine M
My venue (Morning Glory Inn) had a limited list of caterers to select from - which is perfect for me, because I'm often overwhelmed when I have tons of options. Owner & chef Nick invited my mother and me to meet him at his home, which is where ...
he does all of his cooking. It was immediately clear that he was comfortable with our venue, took a no-fuss approach to making and serving food, and was willing to work with us to create a great menu. I knew after that meeting that I wanted him to cater my wedding.
Our venue is designed for food stations and informal seated/standing dining, so Nick assured us that all dishes would be "fork-friendly." We had chicken, beef filet, and scallop kebabs; two salads; grilled marinated veggies; mac & cheese with chorizo and gouda (a nod to my husband's love of mac & cheese); and a mashed potato bar (a nod to my childhood obsession with stuffed potato skins). There were also light appetizers served before the ceremony. There truly was something for everyone, and we got so many compliments on the food!
For anyone that's planned events before, or who is in the thick of wedding prep, it might seem a little unsettling that Nick does not require a formal contract or down payment for his services. It certainly isn't the norm, but on our wedding day he showed up with all the staff and food that we had discussed, so we can't complain!
I really enjoyed working with Nick - he was responsive to our questions and put up with a lot of phone calls from my mother in the months leading up to our wedding. And, in the end, my guests and I were wowed by his food. Thank you, Nick!
Reviewed On 3/01/2013 by Randi F
The food that Hazelnut Catering supplied was sooooo good! I have never been to a wedding and enjoyed the food so much! The owner, Nick, was so helpful and put up with my numerous menu changes! Two thumbs up!
Reviewed On 1/19/2012 by Meghan D
i think that Nick saved my life, and my wedding. for a bride that needed to have everything planned out in advance and every penny pinched Nick was exactly the person i needed to balance and calm the storm. He was professional and delivered t...
he most amazing food at a budget that we could afford. The food was so amazing that my guests are still talking about it months later. And to me that is the best compliment that we could have ever asked for.
Good food at an event is so important to us and we feel that Nick and Hazelnut really raised the elegance of our event with a fantastic menu. thank you thank you thank you.
Reviewed On 9/21/2010 by Vionna J
Hazelnut Catering contributed greatly to our perfect wedding. We planned our wedding in just three weeks, and Nick was able to put together a meal that everyone enjoyed and fit into our budget. I am just sorry that I moved to slow to get seco...