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Reviewed On 1/16/2021 by Douglas U
The food was simply delicious! They were very helpful and worked with us to host a safe event mid-pandemic, with ever shifting rules and regulations. The staff was fantastic and friendly, we would recommend them to anyone who asks!
Reviewed On 11/01/2018 by Ashley G
My husband and I are so happy we chose Simply Gourmet for our wedding! From our initial contact with Mike through the wedding he was so responsive, kind, and helpful. Through all of our planning he provided insight on so many things we would ...
have forgotten about, and whenever I'd reach out asking how something was done he already had a plan on how to handle it. Planning our wedding was so easy with Mike, what we thought would be super overwhelming was a breeze. We used Simply gourmet for our rehearsal dinner the night before and everyone was so excited to see what we'd have at the wedding, and they did not disappoint! On the day of the wedding we couldn't have been happier, everything went as planned and all of our guests raved about the food. I cannot say enough about how happy we were with everything, I highly recommend Simply Gourmet, go for a tasting you won't be disappointed!
Reviewed On 10/24/2018 by Kristen C
I cannot say enough about Mike and Ryan. From the initial call I made to Simply Gourmet Mike was very responsive, upfront and knowledgeable. We knew immediately after speaking with Mike that they were the caterers we wanted to use. Anytime we h...
ad a question or concern Mike was always available to speak. He was very prompt and accommodating with our schedule to meet being we do not live in the area and always made our "meetings" fun with his outgoing personality. I knew going into the big day that the food would be amazing based on the tasting we did but I've received so many compliments on the menu from guests that attended (especially on the Salmon, Steak, Mac & Cheese & Broccoli salad) OH and the seasonal pies were delish! When I would run ideas by Mike he would always provide his honest opinion and offer more cost effective options which was really appreciated ( we all know staying within budget is important). They really took the lead on the event planning & rentals which definitely alleviated stress off of us. Ryan the day of the wedding was AMAZING. He was so friendly and kept everything moving (and always made sure we had a drink in hand!!). He went out of his way on several instances throughout the day & night and helped everything run so smoothly. Between Simply Gourmet's team and Nostrano Vineyards our day was exactly how we envisioned it (if not better!). We were able to enjoy our day knowing that we were in great hands and that everything was taken care of. Thank you guys so much for making our day so special (& tasty).
Reviewed On 10/24/2018 by Sarah F
Simply Gourmet catered our wedding at Locust Grove on October 20, 2018. They work together so often that we had a lower cost "package" deal for our venue. Mike and his team were amazing! Mike is detail oriented, quick to respond, and helped us ...
to plan everything about our wedding. The day of, his team was friendly and accommodating. Also, their food is AMAZING and locally sourced.
Reviewed On 10/19/2018 by Hannah B
Simply Gourmet was everything we hoped for in a caterer and more. Every interaction with Mike was a pleasure, from initial contact, to menu choices, tasting, special requests, he handled it all. Mike was so responsive to every email and phone c...
all, which made things so smooth for us. On the day of, they handled everything perfectly. The entire staff on site were amazing. Our captain for the day personally catered to us all night. We really felt like we got the royal treatment. The food was perfect and our guests couldn’t say enough good things about the service, the drinks, everything. Simply Gourmet was simply perfect.
Reviewed On 10/09/2018 by Austin C
We got married at Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie, NY on September 29, 2018 and Simply Gourmet was our (amazing) caterer. I reached out to Mike online and he immediately got back to me. We talked on the phone for a while to discuss what we were lo...
oking for in a caterer, and it became clear very quickly that they are serious experts. Felt really good about our conversation so we scheduled an appointment for a tasting. Literally everything we tried was delicious, so we decided on the spot that we wanted to go with Mike and his team.
A few months prior to the wedding we met again to lock in the menu and linen selections, and all other details. Because Locust Grove is one of their most frequently used venues, Simply Gourmet offered an all-inclusive package deal. They covered the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception setup, food (obviously) and alcohol, and all linens and rentals. They provided an awesome captain that helped us facilitate the entire day, and all of the staff were on point. For everything we got, the pricing was very reasonable, and absolutely worth it. There were welcome beverages when guests arrived, they cut and served our cake, and also provided a signature drink and an additional dessert, cider donuts, which our guests absolutely loved. Our captain also set aside plates that contained all of the cocktail hour and reception selections for my wife and I, so that we got to try everything. She also made sure our wine glasses were always full!
All communication was fast and easy, leading up to and on the day of our wedding. We HIGHLY recommend Simply Gourmet for all your catering needs!
P.S. two words: SHORT RIBS
Reviewed On 8/30/2018 by Carolyn G
We had an amazing wedding with amazing vendors, but Mike, Ryan and the team at Simply Gourmet were the highlight of our wedding. I can't say enough! Mike was super easy to work with and our Type A Personalities worked well together and it helpe...
d ease my nerves. He was beyond responsive to my requests and listened to what my husband and I wanted. When we first started planning, my husband and I did not prioritize food, however, we got SOOOO many compliments on both the cocktail hour choices and the food at dinner. Mike's team was also beyond helpful the day of with set up and making sure the wedding rain smoothly. They also took care of my husband and me the entire time. I'm literally sad I won't be working with Simply Gourmet now that the wedding is over.
Reviewed On 10/18/2017 by Laura C
So happy with our choice to go with Simply Gourmet to cater our wedding! Mike was super helpful from the start. Very reasonably priced and you get a wide selection. They coordinate all the rentals if you need them, which gets factored into the ...
cost per plate, and they take care of set up/break down - this was a huge plus for us. The food was amazing, everyone was talking about it afterwards! We loved the more low key BBQ style menu options to go with our barn wedding - laid back but still excellent quality. The service was also outstanding, very sweet and professional staff. They were even able to cater special dishes for my vegan and gluten free guests. Ryan was so friendly and helpful the day of, and made sure everything went smoothly. Thank you so much, Simply Gourmet!
Reviewed On 9/12/2017 by Bri-Anne E
My husband and I had Simply Gourmet cater our wedding at Crested Hen Farms this past August and I cannot say enough wonderful things about them! To start, I was planning my New York wedding while living in Los Angeles, so picking the right cate...
rer felt like an almost impossible task. However, Mike from Simply Gourmet made the process so easy from start to finish! He answered any and all questions, organized a marvelous tasting for my family, planned a fantastic menu within our budget, and did venue visits to ensure our day would be spectacular. I felt so comfortable knowing I had such an efficient and detail-oriented caterer on my side. On the day of our wedding Simply Gourmet really knocked it out of the park! Mike and his staff made sure every detail of our day was perfect. They arranged welcome drinks for our guests, made sure our cocktail hour and reception looked exquisite, and tended to both the bridal party and guests the entire night. Our guests were raving about the food and drinks the entire evening! In fact, we are still getting calls and emails from guest telling us the food was the best they ever had at a wedding. To top everything off, Simply Gourmet also provided Day-of-Coordinator services, and I am so thankful they did because our entire ceremony and reception went exactly as planned. I am ever grateful to the Simply Gourmet staff for making our special day so memorable! If you are planning a wedding please consider Simply Gourmet for your catering needs!
Reviewed On 8/07/2017 by Marisa P
I simply do not have enough words to describe how phenomenal Simply Gourmet is. Mike worked with me and my husband to come up with the perfect summery menu for our July 2017 wedding. He was extremely patient, enthusiastic, communicative and pro...
fessional throughout every step of the planning process. The food at our wedding of 120 people was as delicious as it was at our tasting. We received NUMEROUS compliments from our guests about the exceptional service and quality of food. Many caterers in the Hudson Valley are hard to get in touch with or cost a fortune. Simply Gourmet is a devoted team that puts so much effort into creating a flawless event at a very reasonable cost. We could not be more satisfied with the food & service that Simply Gourmet provided for our Locust Grove wedding!
Reviewed On 12/13/2016 by Sarah
Mike and the crew from Simply Gourmet catered our September 2016 wedding and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The food was delicious and the staff was exceptional. When we first met with Mike to discuss the day we had a general t...
heme in mind and a few random food ideas. During our initial meeting, he asked many questions about our likes and dislikes and what type of a feeling we wanted to generate throughout the night. He took copious notes and sent us ideas to help illustrate how the night’s menu would support the overall theme of the reception. Mike took all the thoughts, wants, and wonderings in our heads and ran with it - creating the perfect menu for our rustic theme.
Mike also took care of more than just the fantastic food. We were using a site without a kitchen, table, chairs, etc. and Mike took care of all of the rentals for us - taking a huge weight off of our shoulders. In addition to that, Mike and his staff also set up our centerpieces and some of our decorations that day so we wouldn’t have to worry about it. And knowing Mike’s attention to detail, we knew everything was going to look perfect! Mike also kept in contact with our venue to let them know when he would be there, when the rentals were showing up and working through any needed licenses and insurance policies for the event. With Simply Gourmet as our caterer we knew we had nothing to worry about that day.
Mike and his staff were total professionals during the day. They were friendly and welcoming and had knowledge of the venue to answer any guest questions (about the food, the venue, or even local information for our out of towners) and went out of their way to make everyone comfortable.
The compliments for Mike and his crew continue to come as we visit with friends and family. The food was fresh, seasonal, sourced from local farms and business as much as possible. Our guests received a true taste of the Hudson Valley. We are ecstatic with how Mike and Simply Gourmet took our ideas and turned them into a world class event. Thank you to Mike and Simply Gourmet!
-Sarah and Daniel