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Reviewed On 6/17/2022 by Michele R
We hired Spilled Milk Catering to cater our 5/6/22 wedding. Heather was incredible to work with right from the start and created such a unique menu for us that we were super excited about. As soon as we did the tasting, we were sold. Throughout...
the whole catering planning process, she was a huge help and walked us through every step (from food and drink selections to rental selections to catering-related décor). She was also super accommodating to last minute changes that we had to make with our guest counts/meals.
The food at the wedding was delicious and many of our guests raved about it! You can also tell that SMC pays attention to the details from the presentation of their appetizers and plating of the main course. The staff were very friendly and professional.
The only reason that I am giving 4-stars is because there were a few things that didn’t turn out the way that we were hoping. First, our late night snack was a pretzel stand, and some of the pretzels were overcooked and burned on the bottom. In addition to this, the staff walked away with the pretzels as some guests were trying to one. Second, we planned to have a guacamole cart during cocktail hour with 3 flavors of guacamole. On the day of, it seemed that there was only one flavor of guacamole, and the chips were soggy (and it wasn’t on a cart that we paid to rent). Besides these minor issues, SMC did an excellent job catering our wedding and I would highly recommend them!
Reviewed On 6/15/2022 by Mary K
I judge weddings by the food so it was SUPER important to my husband and I to have great wedding food. Everyone kept recommending SMC to us so we inquired. Heather was very nice and helpful from the very beginning. At our tasting the food was e...
xcellent and we were so excited to serve it on our big day. We did the beef tenderloin, blackened salmon, and mushroom ravioli; along with five passed apps. On our wedding day everyone kept commenting on how amazing the food was. I think my cousins were waiting at the kitchen exit, every time a server came with a fresh tray. From the appetizers to the main course, it was all delicious. I knew it was good when my super foodie older brother tasted the beef and said “how did they do this, there’s no kitchen here?!?!” And that’s correct, our venue just had a warming kitchen and our food all tasted hot, fresh, and amazing. Book SMC, you won’t be sorry!
Reviewed On 6/04/2022 by Rachel L
Spilled Milk was a FABULOUS caterer for my wedding. Heather was super responsive throughout the process. The food was absolutely delicious- far and away the best of all the places I tried. And the food day-of was just as delicious as at our tas...
ting, even when made en-masse. Our guests were all big fans!
Reviewed On 5/29/2022 by Julia M
I can’t say enough good things about Spilled Milk Catering! First, Heather is phenomenal to work with. She was incredibly responsive from our very first interaction and always followed up right on schedule. Heather helped us navigate through a ...
few specific dietary challenges to put together a menu we were really excited about–and the food did not disappoint on the day of! From the hors d'oeuvres to late night snacks, our guests were raving about the food. The table settings were beautifully done. The service was incredible as well–the staff were all helpful, professional, and efficient and helped make sure that all of our guests were taken care of all night. Highly, highly, highly recommend working with Spilled Milk!
Reviewed On 3/16/2022 by Chelsea S
We used Spilled Milk for our caterer for our wedding this weekend at Toolbox. Heather Ellis was a dream to work with. Extremely responsive, professional and knowledgeable she was able to guide us through the process and we felt we could compl...
etely trust her advice and taste. The Captain during the ceremony ran the experience seamlessly and we loved that we had our own waiter taking care of us! The food, especially the passed bites, were excellent and presented beautifully. Couldn't recommend more.
Reviewed On 1/01/2022 by sydney s
Spilled Milk Catering may have been the highlight of my wedding. The food was astonishingly great and all night long people were commenting to us that the tacos/potatoes/latkes/mozz balls etc etc were the best that they had ever had. Beginning...
with our tasting a few months before the wedding, the catering staff went above and beyond to make my husband and I feel like we were the most important people on the planet. They were attentive to our needs and accommodating to our wishes of making some dishes more veggie friendly. I appreciated that most of my communication in planning the wedding and menu went through the owner of the company; I felt like there was no small thing that was going to fall through the cracks. Truly an amazingly professional and delicious company - I will be dreaming about those Peruvian Purple Potatoes for the rest of my life.
Reviewed On 11/29/2021 by David T
Spilled Milk did an awesome job for our wedding! They were very flexible, we knew we wanted to have a couple of stations and Spilled Milk provided probably 10-15 options that all sounded delicious. We ultimately decided on a Mediterranean mezze...
and mac and cheese station, which were both delicious. The passed appetizers and desserts were all delicious as well!
Reviewed On 11/17/2021 by Corey H
Holy Mary mother of Joseph hire these people!!! We could not have been happier with Spilled Milk. Heather was an absolute dream to work with especially given that she played ball with us on a few big items. Even after the tasting we kept saying...
we were so sad that we had to wait a year to eat that food again and even more sad to only get to eat it one more time. Not a single person did not rave about the food or tell us it was some of the best wedding food they had ever had. Heather - do you cater regular Tuesday evenings? Asking for a friend.
Reviewed On 11/13/2021 by Jonathan E
We have a lot of positive things to say about Spilled Milk. Most importantly, the food was delicious. We wanted a fall-themed menu and they completely delivered for every part of the meal. Even from our initial tasting we were raving about it. ...
I couldn’t wait to have the parmesan-crusted chicken again at our wedding and my mom said the salad was one of the best she’d ever had. Unsurprisingly, everyone cleared their plate at the wedding even though we had just given them another meal a few hours prior. Spilled Milk also brought a lot of extra touches that helped make the day more special. People really appreciated the hot apple cider at our chilly, outdoor fall ceremony, as well as the late-night snacks that were brought on trays to the dance floor.
I will add that the on-site staff were a joy to work with. We had a very complex wedding day including two ceremonies and two receptions, and they took it in stride. For the first reception we brought our own traditional food in, and Spilled Milk helped serve it buffet-style and keep it warm. I think there were some difficulties keeping some of those dishes replenished, but otherwise they handled this extra reception very well.
The one major issue we had was communication while planning for the wedding. We would get e-mails about things we needed to attend without much leeway. We planned our wedding from out-of-state and both work during the week, but we’d get an e-mail saying we needed to schedule an onsite venue walkthrough with them for a particular time on a particular weekday in the next week. We were able to send our moms in our stead (bless them) and we do realize that the walkthrough is important, but a little more flexibility given our remote situation would have been appreciated. Later, when we were getting close to the day, we were completely unable to reach our contact at Spilled Milk for a few weeks despite some important final details to iron out. We sent multiple e-mails and tried calling several times. It was only when we had our day-of-coordinator reach out that we heard back. Again, we do understand that caterers are probably super busy this time of year, but a simple acknowledgement that they received our e-mail and would get back to us would have been sufficient to help ease an otherwise stressful process.
All in all, we do recommend Spilled Milk because the food was delicious, and the event overall did turn out great. Just know that communication might be a little spotty during planning, but they did deliver when it counted.
Reviewed On 11/08/2021 by J S
Using Spilled Milk for our daughter's wedding was one of our best decisions. Heather was great to work with. Her professionalism and expertise helped everything to go smoothly and according to plan. The food was delicious and the staff were att...
entive to our needs. Bride, groom, and guests were all very happy!
Reviewed On 11/02/2021 by Erica W
I had the absolute pleasure of working with the wonderful Heather to plan and execute my dream wedding. Even though she gave birth a few weeks prior to my date, she was punctual in her communication and made sure that everything was taken care ...
of before her maternity leave. The staff was excellent at setting everything up exactly as was outlined and was almost too efficient at breaking everything down. The only negative was people's drinks were whisked away as soon as they were set down, but it didn't affect anyone's night. We got a lot of complements on the food and enjoyed the whole experience from day one to finish.
Reviewed On 10/31/2021 by Claire M
We were thrilled to work with SMC but unfortunately have experienced inconsistency between our tasting and the even meals. All of appetizers were served cold and the chicken over cooked/quite different from our tasting. We had multiple severe a...
llergies amongst our guests that were forgotten or mixed up, putting many at risk. Luckily each of them was able to catch the issue before eating, but that is definitely a safety issue to consider. Guests were told that the kitchen had run out of an entree and were then served something they hadn't ordered (again without confirming allergies), even though we had accurately given our meal counts weeks prior. We reached out immediately to allow them to correct the situation but have yet to receive a response.
Reviewed On 10/02/2021 by Paige O
Heather is awesome. She's responsive, thoughtful, accommodating, and even kind of funny (which is very appreciated when you're having a pre-wedding freak out). Her organizational skills, flexibility and advice were all key to making our wedding...
run smoothly. And the food! The food is delicious; we got so many compliments both during and after the reception about how tasty it was, and more than one person tried to take some home (despite not bringing tupperware to a wedding). They also were very attentive to what we wanted - we have a somewhat eclectic taste in food (Southern! Persian! Mexican!) and they whipped up options that were SO good and fit the bill perfectly. (Our "small bites" included elote, kofta, and a "barbeque chicken donut," and somehow all of them were equally incredible). Spilled Milk also took care of the rentals and linens, and worked with us as we tinkered with the guest list and our needs. In short, I really can't recommend them enough.
Reviewed On 9/15/2021 by Tamara R
We used Spilled Milk for our wedding on 8/29/2021 and could not have been happier with how everything turned out. Heather and her team were wonderful to work with in the lead-up to our wedding, including being so flexible and understanding with...
our 3 wedding date postponements due to Covid. We appreciated their responsiveness and organization throughout our planning process. And, of course and perhaps most importantly, the food on our wedding day was amazing! We had so many guests comment on how great the food was, from hors d'oeuvres to salads to entrees. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We highly recommend Spilled Milk as a part of your wedding day!
Reviewed On 8/03/2021 by Danielle T
SMC delivered quality service and AMAZING food. Our July 31, 2021 wedding was originally planned for May 30, 2020, and we postponed the wedding twice. Over the entire time we coordinated with Spilled Milk- over two years- Heather was super resp...
onsive, patient, and kind. She and her whole team are absolute rock stars. We held our wedding at the Torpedo Factory, which meant we had to provide everything for the wedding- SMC managed both our catering and all of our wedding furniture and linens, meaning that they were responsible for most of the big day- and they did an excellent job. They accommodated so many requests for us, including a special request from my husband, who is a bartender, to make his own cocktails and transport cocktail materials to them. Their staff was excellent, kind, and quick, and every bite of the food was as delicious as I remembered when tasting it so long ago. I had been dreaming of the crab tacos for a long time and I have to admit they were even better than I remembered. So many of my guests continue to rave about the food- it was a sure highlight! On top of all of this, we simply knew we were in good hands going into the day because Heather made everything leading up to it feel easy. If I could give SMC 6 stars, I would.
Reviewed On 6/18/2021 by Kelsey L
The SMC team is absolutely incredible. We worked with Heather, who we loved from day 1 – she helped us pick out all of our décor, worked with us on customizing our menu, and was all around extremely helpful and attentive. The food was delicious...
– and that’s coming from people who have never been impressed with wedding food. The apps were presented so creatively/professionally, the dinners were so good that we asked for the trio plate for ourselves because we couldn’t decide, and the service was so amazing. They had a person designated to make sure we (the bride & groom) had everything we needed all day – even during photos, we had someone jumping in between shots to make sure we got a sip of water or an app (thank goodness because otherwise there would have been no time). Overall, the presentation, taste, quality, and service were unmatched and we’d go with SMC again in a heartbeat if we ever get the chance to host a big event again.
Reviewed On 9/29/2020 by Janea G
Seriously outstanding and phenomenal service!! We booked Spilled Milk for our wedding and they did not disappoint at all but went above and beyond from the staff to the food. I worked closely with Heather who is absolutely amazing at her job!!!...
You honestly cannot go wrong with choosing them as your caterer. 10/10 highly recommend!!!
Reviewed On 8/07/2020 by Amy M
Amit and the Spilled Milk Team are absolutely incredible - and there's nothing they can't tackle. After cancelling our larger out-of-state wedding, we hired Spilled Milk for our local microwedding with only 6 weeks to plan. Not only is their fo...
od as good as a 5-star restaurant, they were also our 1-stop shop for all rentals (tables, chairs, linens, glassware, etc), lighting, and sound and A/V. They're poised, responsive, experienced and our wedding wouldn't have been the success it was without them. Highly recommend - especially in these COVID times.
Reviewed On 2/27/2020 by Krystal W
This food IS AMAZING! My mother-in-law is Italian and has lots of opinions on food and my wife is known as a foodie (all four of our toasts at the wedding mentioned her amazing skills in the kitchen) so finding the right catering was essential ...
to us. Spilled Milk knocked it out of the park! From the moment we got in touch with Heather, we just knew this was going to be a great fit. The list of choices that my wife and I were able to pick from was extensive and the tasting experience was great. Heather listened to our likes and dislikes and helped us find the perfect menu. And it worked! Our guests are still talking about the both the hors d'oeuvres and the main courses. Communication was great and Heather was a valuable partner as she had worked with our venue before. Our contract was clear and easy to understand and didn't have any surprises. The food and service was perfect and I would highly recommend Spilled Milk to anyone and everyone!
ps. the fried chicken sliders are amazing!
Reviewed On 12/10/2019 by Olivia L
My husband and I went with Spilled Milk for our wedding caterer the fall of 2019 and of many incredible decisions we made, they were our best!
Heather and her team at Spilled Milk were incredible to work with. From putting on an incredible ...
tasting to help us finalize our preferences, to helping us plan a perfectly customized menu for our reception, they were so responsive and engaged throughout the entire wedding planning process! Our guests still rave about the food and drinks, and the party absolutely wouldn’t have been the same without their attention to detail, commitment to quality and eye for design. We can’t recommend Spilled Milk highly enough!
Reviewed On 11/22/2019 by Chris M
Spilled Milk has the best food I've ever tasted. I've traveled across the country and eaten foods in over 20+ countries.
If you are in need of a cater, you should stop searching now and call Amit. His level of professionalism is unmatched....
He is organized, detail-oriented and does not forget a single detail of your event.
I will hire Amit again and would be honored to eat his food ASAP.
Reviewed On 11/11/2019 by Olivia B
Heather and the team at Spilled Milk Catering did a wonderful job helping us come up with a unique menu for our outdoor daytime picnic-ish wedding. While SMC was more expensive than many of the other caterers we received proposals from, after t...
he tasting we knew that the quality far exceeded any of the others are we are so glad we went with SMC. They were also very helpful accommodating some of our family's dietary restrictions. Besides the food, the entire process of choosing equipment and linen rentals was very easy, and we built a fun and colorful place setting using the base package linens. At least ten different guests have reported back that it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding, so we are very glad we chose SMC!
Reviewed On 11/05/2019 by Philip O
Heather Ellis is Amazing. She was our catering coordinator. Spilled Milk was recommended to us by our venue, the Josephine Butler Parks Center. Not only does Spilled Milk make delicious food, but they can prepare almost anything your Heart desi...
res. And, their staff knows as much about planning and catering a wedding as a top wedding coordinator. They will help you ensure that your wedding is a flawless feast and a pure joy for everyone involved. Half the fun was planning the menu and attending tastings with our families and friends. We requested Chicken Kiev and Beet Borscht - not the most traditional American dishes. And, our dishes were exquisite. Call Slipped Milk now, before they are booked up. Ask for Heather Ellis.
Reviewed On 10/02/2019 by Lara A
Working with Amit and Spilled Milk was a blast! From the first tasting (which was such a fun experience) to picking out linens & silverware, to the raves we got from the guests about the food- Spilled Milk is who you should trust. The Hors d'oe...
uvre were to die for, guests could not stop talking about the butternut squash soup and salad, and the boozy milk shakes to top the night off were a perfect hit! The service was excellent. The bride & groom even had their own personal server who made sure they constantly had drinks, water, and food. I was a bride who actually got to eat and drink at her wedding!
Reviewed On 9/24/2019 by Mary B
Heather and the SMC team are extremely professional and bring a high level of execution in what they do.
As an out of town couple (planning in DC but living in Philly) it was slightly more difficult than we imagined to coordinate the various m...
eetings and appointments needed through the process, but we were able to make it work.
The tasting room and initial discussions were all very delightful and with such a large selection it was hard to narrow things down.
We really loved the ability to make customizations small and large to tweak the menu to our tastes. We were blown away at the quality of everything, every detail of the food from the presentation/plating to the flavors was top notch.
For the glassware, dishes, silverware, linens, SMC works with an outside vendor--so the selection is amazing, but requires additional coordination and meeting at the separate showroom in tysons.
During the venue walkthrough we were able to run through many of our specific requests, such as using personalized napkins, and other touches, such as homemade icepops we made, which Heather and the team made sure to have dry ice on-hand for, to keep them cold and serve at the bars for guests! Heather worked hard to make sure our vision was realized but also kept us in check, leaning on her years of experience to caution us when some of our idea's weren't realistic. They were able to improvise when needed and keep the evening running smoothly, accomodating for rain plans and other minor changes.
As for the dinner, everything was abosolutely delicious, and our guests are still talking about how much they liked it! The service was also phenominal and had extreme thoughtfullness, from the wine service at dinner, to the personal waitress for the bride and groom. We were extremely impressed by the execution of our signature cocktails, SMC provided exotic garnishes like prickly pear cactus skin on a skewer for one, and star anish and cinnamon sticks in every glass for another.
Execution was mostly on point, only a few details were missed, but ultimately none had any major impact on the day. Our only concern was that one guest was deathly allergy to mint, which had been noted several times prior to the event and confirmed via email, but when we arrived at the venue, the pre-ceremony refreshments had mint in the water. Luckily--a friend noticed, and it was removed before anything more serious occured.
Overall I would definitely reccomend SMC and use them for a future event.
Reviewed On 9/10/2019 by Jennifer M
Most caterers have great food, and Spilled Milk is no exception, their food is delicious. However, for me, what really set Spilled Milk apart was the way they were able to create an experienced that felt very personalized and unique to who we a...
re as a couple, and the wedding we wanted.
Firstly, Heather understood my vision from day 1 to have a not-quite-normal wedding. I reached out to a number of caterers to compare, and she was the only one that I really felt like "got me" and the toned-down-but-not-totally-casual event I wanted. From there she went on to offer wonderfully personalized food and beverage options that made our day feel truly unique.
Leading up to the event her communications were clear and concise, she was happy to fit my vision but also helpfully offered her expertise to help guide decision making.
Day-of the staff was wonderful and friendly, the food was hot and plentiful, and really, everything went off without a hitch!
Reviewed On 7/15/2019 by Joyce T
Working with Spilled Milk to cater our wedding was one of the best decisions ever. My then-fiancé (now husband) and I worked with Heather, and every interaction was great. She was courteous, thoughtful, and responded promptly to every email. ...
There was an extensive food selection available to us, and everything sounded amazing! Not only that, if what we wanted was not on their list, the chef was extremely talented and could adapt what they have to what we wanted. My husband and I are foodies, and it was so difficult to narrow down the options for our event. We brought my parents to the tasting; they're extremely picky eaters, and they enjoyed everything we chose! Even during the tasting, we saw what great care Spilled Milk placed in their food and their service. We asked for a slight adjustment to a dish, and it was no problem. We couldn't decide on the passed bites and the desserts, and Heather was patient and gave us recommendations. During the wedding, the presentation of the food was beautiful, and the food tasted divine. Everyone, and I mean every single guest, raved about the food! There was plenty to eat, and every single item exceeded expectation. And yes, my husband and I found time to eat! Several other vendors commented what a great experience it was to work alongside Spilled Milk. Fan favorites were the Asian duck hors d'oeurvres, mini grilled cheese, agrodolce short ribs, goat cheese and mushroom polenta, and mixed berry parfaits. Yum! My husband actually said, "Let's have another wedding so we can get Spilled Milk to cater again!" Maybe not another wedding, but I'm already searching for another event for Spilled Milk to cater!
Reviewed On 11/26/2018 by Elizabeth M
Spilled Milk was amazing! We worked with Heather who was extremely responsive to our needs and led us through a second tasting after we made some changes to our selection. We chose a plated meal and Spilled Milk did a great job setting the sala...
ds after a quick room flip for ~160 people between the ceremony and reception. The food was amazing - we have received several compliments about the dinner as well as the desserts and cake. There are some really fun options for the appetizers, and they did a great job communicating with us as a couple, the venue directly, and other family members. Spilled Milk was responsive and flexible as we had some last minute changes due to the hurricane. We would highly recommend!
Reviewed On 11/08/2018 by Becky G
We used Spilled Milk for our wedding in October and the food was incredible - people are still raving about it. They were able to put together exactly what we wanted and even made some appetizers by request that they don't typically offer. Pres...
entation and service was outstanding! Worth every penny.
Reviewed On 10/18/2018 by Veronika B
We worked with Heather who was wonderful and super responsive to all or questions and helped us design a great menu that worked with our price range. Planning is a stressful process and full of waiting slow responders. Heather was the opposite ...
- super prompt and helpful!
Reviewed On 6/26/2018 by Joe H
We worked with Amit Gulati and Spilled Milk Catering for our Washington D.C. wedding and this was absolutely the best choice we made in our wedding planning. We had great success with all of our vendors, but Amit truly stood out. The food was i...
ncredible, and we had many comments from our guests about how delicious it was. The entire event went off without a hitch, and Amit was personally there to see that everything ran smoothly. In every step of the process, Amit was available, helpful, and professional. We are so appreciative of everything he did in our planning process, especially all of his help in picking out the wedding rentals. He helped us create the beautiful wedding day of our dreams, and we cannot recommend him and Spilled Milk Catering highly enough.
Reviewed On 6/03/2018 by Ryan S
We had a terrific experience with SM and Amit for our wedding in May 2018 and we'd eagerly recommend them to anyone planning a big event. If we had to do it all over again, we'd pick Spilled Milk in a heartbeat.
Food - the food was amazing. Al...
l our guests raved about it ALL NIGHT; they wouldn't shut up about it. In fact, weeks later, people are still talking about how good it was.
Management/customer service - Amit is a breeze to work with. Responsive to our needs, very flexible, he really just wants to create the perfect event for you. We had several guests with dietary restrictions to plan for, and he helped us make the perfect menu to accommodate everyone including with some really helpful creativity. We knew from the very beginning that we were in good hands working with Amit, and the event itself was everything we hoped it would be.
Food was essentially our top priority from the start of the wedding planning process. That led us (by reputation + their menu) to choose Spilled Milk, and we're so, so glad we did.
Reviewed On 4/03/2018 by Arielle S
Spilled Milk was great! They accommodated all our specific needs, and their food was delicious!! We particularly loved the interesting choices in appetizers and the attentiveness of the waitstaff. They let us supply our own alcohol to save mone...
y and overall were professional and helpful.
Reviewed On 2/13/2018 by Amanda J
We absolutely loved working with Amit, Victor, and his entire team for our wedding. From the tasting, where Amit wowed everyone with an amazing assortment of passed hors d'oeuvres, to the walkthroughs and rental meeting, everything went so smoo...
thly. We also used Amit and his team for our engagement party and my parents house. Even though it was a simple menu, everyone raved about the quality of the food and the creativity behind how it was presented. The day of the wedding, my father-in-law actually walked up to Amit and gave him a hug. Could not have asked for a more perfect caterer for our wedding!
Reviewed On 10/31/2017 by Katherine L
We loved working with Spilled Milk and highly recommend them. Starting from our initial tasting through our wedding day they were always attentive and very helpful. They were so accommodating during our initial tasting, we were able to try se...
veral items off the menu and the portions were representative of what we would have at our wedding. Heather was great with communication and was willing and able to help us execute our vision perfectly. We've gotten many compliments on the food since the wedding and many of our guests said it was the best food they had.
Reviewed On 10/30/2017 by Christine Q
Our experience with Spilled Milk has been incredible from the start.
Amit and his team, were always quick to respond to questions, always upfront about pricing, and really flexible with my schedule (which was SO appreciated as an out of town b...
Spilled Milk blew us away in 3 big ways:
We were greeted with a celebratory glass of champagne and an amazing tasting menu. Although we pre-selected some of our options beforehand, Amit included an extra option that I had initially overlooked, and it ended up being one of our favorite things on the menu! The thoughtful gesture, amazing food and hospitality really made a strong impression on us and we signed our contract the very next day.
Spilled Milk also went above and beyond by offering guidance and recommendations throughout the (sometimes overwhelming) planning process and I don’t know what I would have done without them! I would share my thoughts on what I envisioned and they offered ideas and suggestions on how to make it come to life. From selecting tables, linens, chairs, etc to helping us determine and draw up the best layout for our venue and where to place the bar, to where to set up the stage, dance floor and guest tables (which was a huge, huge help)
The day itself was more than I could have imagined. The food was incredible (and we’ve heard from multiple guests that it was the best wedding meal they have ever had).
The service was also on-point, every guest was greeted by a friendly face and their glasses were always full. Between the apps, the entrees and the cake there was always food available and guests were never left hungry. My husband and I even had a dedicated waitress who helped make sure we always had a drink, water and food in hand to make sure we were taken care of.
All in all we were so happy to have Spilled Milk on our team and cannot sing them enough praises. They are worth every penny!
Reviewed On 6/03/2017 by Indrani M
NEVER use them . They were TERRIBLE. We used them for our daughter's wedding at the National Museum For The Women In The Arts this past weekend. 1( They lowballed the estimate by 157%. My daughter had to re-negotiate everything 2 weeks before t...
he wedding. 2) The wait staff were slow and inattentive. They did not replenish the entrees inspite of repeated requests 3) Several guests left without eating some of the entrees and most of the desserts. They just left the desserts on a table near the exit without plates or silverware. For a wedding that cost us six figures, we expected better.
Reviewed On 2/06/2017 by Ashley A
Spilled Milk catered our wedding in October in Old Town. Working with Erin was a great experience, she gave fantastic advice and was patient as we were working through the process. The food was great - our guests loved the tomato soup and grill...
ed cheese that was passed during reception as it was chilly that day.
Reviewed On 11/01/2016 by Jessica M
What a vendor! I still cannot get over the professionalism, the friendliness, the food and the price!
Wedding was Aug 28th, 2016 - 130 people. The venue we loved did not do catering so we went on the search. This vendor was recommended by our ...
venue and they were spot on.
Amit and the team at spilled milk are not only caterers - they took care of every detail from our ceremony set up, food options, tables, linens, menus, card stand - EVERYTHING! and were a pleasure to deal with every step of the way.
We were sold from the tasting we did. The staff even recommended Australian dishes (groom is Australian) and it was so well presented and delicious.
Still today, we are amazed at the service and food we got and the price we paid. They are mid tier priced with 7 star service.
100% recommend, 100% would use over and over again for another event.
Thanks Amit and the team at spilled milk!
Reviewed On 10/27/2016 by Martha B
A month later, we're still receiving compliments from friends and family on the stellar quality of the food at our wedding! Amit and Spilled Milk were amazing to work with and created the perfect menu for our station-style wedding. We got mar...
ried at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA, which is not a traditional venue, and the caterers have to move fast to set up (and then flip) the space and make everything work. Spilled Milk pulled it off without a hitch and helped create a gorgeous wedding. Also, several of my family members and I have celiac's disease--I was really concerned about having a completely gluten free menu. Amit created such an amazing menu that most of our guests didn't even realize they were eating (home made that day!) gluten free breads and crackers. Anyone who suffers from a gluten allergy or sensitivity knows that's hard to find! They were also flexible in working within our budget and accommodating last minute menu change requests. We wouldn't want to work with any other caterer--you can't go wrong with Spilled Milk!
Reviewed On 10/21/2016 by Katie M
Great vendor to work with! The food was delicious - guests are still coming back and telling us how much they enjoyed the meals and apps. They were able to work with any allergies or special needs our guests had. The staff was easy and straight...
forward to work with while organizing and pricing the event. The service was also incredible - staff got there early and even helped my mom and I unload decorations from our car. They were friendly, attentive, and seemed happy to be a part of the event. They even assigned a personal server to my husband and I - that was worth its weight in gold - he was very clearly experienced and we were not for want of anything all night. Amazing experience with this caterer.
Reviewed On 10/03/2016 by Abby H
Spilled Milk was an absolutely incredible caterer for our wedding. Every aspect of their catering was exceptional: the food, the service, and the planning process. Amit always conducted our planning meetings in an efficient and detailed manner-...
-even drawing a prospective floor plan of our venue from memory. Each person in the organization was equally helpful and a joy to work with, from Jessica in the main office to Victor and the entire event crew on the big day. The food was delicious, crispy, and stunningly presented, with the waitstaff serving each table as a unit, professionally and quickly. The value of the package and the quality of the meal far exceeded expectations and even my wedding-caterer aunt praised the entire operation. A fantastic choice for our wedding that I would recommend to any couple getting married in the DC area.
Reviewed On 9/14/2016 by Lauren D
We had an amazing experience using Spilled Milk for our food, rentals and service. The initial tasting was a fun date night to kick off the wedding planning process. The food tastes incredible but the presentation is what really sets it apart. ...
We walked out of the tasting and both said this is perfect. They provided several recommendations for other vendors which were all great and very helpful. They'll keep you on the right track as you make a lot of decisions. I highly recommend and were very happy with our decision.
Reviewed On 1/07/2016 by Rachel R
Loved it! We had a cocktail style reception and the food was a huge hit. Everything they brought was AMAZING! My only complaint is that there are so many choices we could not have it all :) They make me want to host a party just so we can try m...
ore of their food!
Reviewed On 11/20/2015 by Alyssa R
We loved working with Spilled Milk Catering. We were sold pretty much from Erin's first, super-fast response to our email and our first bites at our tasting, and all the way through our last spin on the dance floor, we never regretted that deci...
Responsiveness was very, very high on our list for what we were looking for in wedding vendors in general, and Erin didn't disappoint; we were always able to reach her in a timely fashion by email or phone, and she really stepped up in helping us figure out the layouts for everything from our ceremony to bar and cake placement during the reception. (Ask her to hook you up with the layout software they use, it's the best.) Having her experience with our venue was invaluable. We even got better light for pictures during our ceremony because of a suggestion she made!
We also love to eat and love to cook, and Spilled Milk was far and away the best food we had at our tastings. Nothing felt bland or reheated. Everything was well-spiced, well-cooked, and portioned generously. The range of finger food for our cocktail hour was impressive and similarly delicious. Get the fried chicken. And the crab cakes. And the miniature samosas. Really, just get everything.
And finally, Spilled Milk's service was lovely. They made sure we had snacks and drinks in our toasting flutes during our yichud. The waiter assigned to us was attentive without being at all pushy. The staff as a whole took care of some fairly complicated room flips for us in a timely and totally unobtrusive fashion. Spilled Milk was far more than a catering company for us on our wedding day. I don't know how we would have done it without them, and we'd hire them again in an instant.
Reviewed On 7/10/2015 by Claire B
My husband and I chose Spilled Milk for our 180 person wedding. Spilled Milk was supposedly the best - we were so excited! Unfortunately, we couldn't have been further from the truth.
Throughout the planning process, we had reache...
d out to our account coordinator, Erin, regarding basic needs, so simple as menu options, dietary restrictions, equipment and seating chart. However, it would be weeks, and on some occasions, MONTHS, before even receiving a response. When we did receive one, Erin would only respond to half of the email contents, leaving the remainder of my questions and concerns, unanswered. 2 weeks prior to our wedding, we still had not heard from Erin on key aspects that needed to be addressed. Even our wedding planner had expressed shock in this type of customer service, or lack thereof.
On the day of our wedding, it was evident that there had not been enough communication on Spilled Milk's end. During our cocktail hour, I was embarrassed to find that many of our guests were not served food. This was because they had run out within the first 20 minutes. How could this have happened? Is it not the job of a catering company to anticipate the supplies needed, with a designated head count for an event? I assume that the term cocktail "HOUR" was not self explanatory enough. Our guests ended up having to buy their own food from the bar of our venue.
We had planned for a dessert bar consisting of assorted mini cupcakes, macarons, and milk and cookie shooters. I had made it very clear at our pre-event tasting that there should be absolutely NO peanuts in any of the food served, as a several of our guests had severe allergies. We had also asked that the dessert bar be properly labeled (e.g. item contains nuts). Not only did the captain completely forget to serve the milk and cookie shooters, none of the desserts that were present were labeled as requested, AND, the worst part? The macarons were PEANUT BUTTER flavored. Why did Spilled Milk ever think this was acceptable? I cannot stress enough - "We have guests that are highly allergic."
Most upsetting: My husband and I had requested to keep the top layer of our wedding cake, so that we could enjoy it on our one year anniversary. At the end of the night, there had been specific instructions to load up all remaining inventory, cake included, into a car of one of our family members. However, after inquiring on the whereabouts of our cake, our family told us that it was never in the car when they got home. I immediately reached out to Spilled Milk. Their response: "It was left out after the event, and we threw it out." 1) When did Spilled Milk intend on reaching out to us to tell us this had happened, and 2) Why were instructions not followed to ensure that the cake was among items loaded up into the car? It was not the responsibility of the bride and groom, nor their families, to ensure that this would be done.
After some back and forth, Spilled Milk had agreed to refund us for the cost of milk and cookie shooters, and for the top layer of our cake. Even so, Spilled Milk offered absolutely no apology for the series of unfortunate events, nor did they make any attempt to reconcile the situation OR our relationship with the company. I will NEVER recommend Spilled Milk to any of our family or friends, and I would not recommend Spilled Milk to anyone else looking for a catering company. This is hands down, the worst customer service I have ever received.
Reviewed On 1/31/2015 by Hannah F
My husband and I were delighted to find SMC, since the reviews suggested a fun, up-and-coming company that would deliver non-traditional wedding food. SMC's food on the day of our wedding didn't disappoint: everything was delicious, creative an...
d set out beautifully at five stations. The servers and staff at our wedding were warm, friendly and easy to work with, adding to the festive feeling of the day. (Which is truly to their credit; it's no easy job!)
But we were very frustrated and disappointed with the lack of communication from SMC management in the weeks leading up to our wedding, including the week of. A family emergency among the SMC management may have distracted them, and when we learned about it, we expected our account just to be passed to someone else. Instead, we didn't receive our final budget and floor plans until 5 days before our wedding and a number of day-of items fell through the cracks (including: tip jars were set out at the bars, although we'd asked that they not be since we were tipping by envelope at the end of the night; during pre-ceremony cocktails, the bartenders inexplicably decided to combine the sparkling wine we wanted to serve with orange Italian soda we'd set aside for pregnant guests and kids, making a very sweet mystery cocktail; during set-up of the venue, significant problems with placement of tables and chairs, which were solved only when a close friend of ours intervened, and it became apparent that much of what we had discussed with Amit had not been conveyed to the day-of staff). None of this was in any way a disaster, but - particularly the lack of communication - made for a needlessly stressful experience during an already busy time. That said, we have high hopes for SMC as they grow as a business, and encourage other couples to look hard at them as an option.
Reviewed On 11/05/2014 by Crisy M
I am so happy that we were referred to Spilled Milk!! We heard about them from a couple that was leaving St Francis Hall (our venue) the day after their wedding. They raved about Spilled Milk and now I understand why. They were fantastic. Amit...
, owner and our contact person at Spilled Milk, met our budget requirements with no questions or hesitations, and still got us everything we wanted. Spilled Milk was less expensive than the other vendors we were inquiring with and also offered more dishes and options at more competitive price (more stuff for less money, yes please!) Not only that but Amit worked with us to ensure we could have our food tasting and initial chat before I had to move out of state. (Omg.. their food…you have to try it... it will convince you to work with them from the first bite) Amit was extremely accommodating, exceptionally professional, always timely with his replies, and all around the perfect fun and charismatic fit for us. On the day of, our guests were blown away with the food presentation and taste as well as the exceptional crew. They were on time, always smiling and ready to help, and made sure that the day flowed with no interruptions. We had a unique set up (our ceremony, cocktail and reception were all in the same location) and they did a phenomenal job at making every moment beautiful and flawless. All of our guests were comfortable, happy, and had a fantastic time. The day turned out better than I had imagined and it could not have happened without the help of Spilled Milk. Thank you guys for making our wedding day spot on perfect!!! A+++
Reviewed On 4/15/2014 by Brittnie W
Spilled Milk Catering was a pleasure to work with and their food was even better! Amit does a great job working out the menu and making sure the plans go off properly. He is quick to respond to questions and is very trustworthy. We loved the un...
ique food options and awesome presentation. And on top of all of this, their prices were perfect.
Reviewed On 12/01/2013 by Nadia S
I can't say enough about Amit Gulatti and Spilled Milk Catering. The company and its owners surpassed my expectations. I consider myself to the be a hard critic, an extremely informed consumer and a bride who has traveled the world and eaten so...
me of the best food, in some of the best places. That said, weddings are rarely where one finds outstanding food combined with stellar service. Lucky for me, mine was that rare occasion. As the type-A, super controlling and organized person that I am, I canvased the guests during the reception. I look at their plates. 95% of them were completely empty. I had a restaurateur attend my wedding; a 30-year veteran in the Washington, DC, upscale restaurant business. He too, cleaned his plate and noted that the food was fantastic and the servers were very attentive. Everything tasted wonderful, fresh and flavorful. I hate bulk food, catered food and especially wedding food. It never tastes like what you get during the tastings. What I had at my tasting was of the same quality of what my guests received on my wedding day, if not better. I can't say enough about Amit, who dealt with my very specific needs and constant questions. He and his team will work within your budget, let you know honestly what will work and what won't. They are super trustworthy and will make you shine like a star at your special event.
Reviewed On 7/09/2012 by Caitlin J
Awesome - Amit was so great and helpful and willing to cater the menu to exactly what we wanted. The onsite staff was also super hard working and friendly.