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Reviewed On 8/11/2022 by Amy B
Hiring Kim and Chef was the best decision we made at our wedding, no question, no contest. They worked with us to come up with a menu appropriate to the time of year AND our budget, made numerous helpful suggestions on how we could maximize th...
e impact while minimizing the financial stress, and Kim also functioned as a day-of planner keeping everything running on schedule. We had an extremely DIY wedding which meant that I was working to make all the elements come together up until the last minute - but with Stone Soup backing us up, I completely yielded control to Kim and was amazingly able to relax and enjoy the party. The menu was perfect for a July wedding in DC - Elote corn salad, minted peas, and BBQ chicken breasts were all served cold, with the one hot dish being seafood mac & cheese, and garnered more compliments from our guests than I could believe - and we're an older couple with a pretty upscale guest list of people who know good food! All in all, they are fantastic people who make absolutely delicious and attractive food. You can't go wrong with them!
Reviewed On 10/22/2021 by F N
Stone Soup catering was the best among all of our vendors. We had a very pleasant tasting session with Kim and Chef; and when the pandemic hit and we had to postpone our wedding, they were very understanding and accommodating. The food is absol...
utely delicious; we really didn't have much leftover. It was all pretty much gone and everyone we speak to talks about how tasty the food was. Definitely try the pulled pork, mashed potatoes and the tortellini salad. You can't go wrong with any one of the deserts. The gingerbread cake was so good we actually asked Chef to make one as our wedding cake! The presentation was excellent with classy disposable plates and cutlery. The catering team arrived well in advance and was like a well-oil machine. We experienced no hiccups whatsoever; both the banquet and bar staff were very professional and courteous. At the end of the night, Kim and Chef had the leftover food all wrapped up and ready for pick-up which was amazing. Overall we can't speak highly enough of Stone Soup Catering and can wholeheartedly recommend them.
Reviewed On 5/13/2019 by Leah M
Hiring Stone Soup for my wedding was the best decision I made in the entire wedding planning. They took on so much more than the food/drink to make sure things went smoothly leading up to and on the night of the wedding. Kim offered suggestions...
on all things that I needed help with such as table arrangements, day of coordination, etc and even sent me a reminder a week before my wedding about things like practicing the bustle on my dress and bringing a change of shoes. The menu/services are fully customizable to fit any budget. Kim offered advice when needed but never pressured me to do anything a certain way or upsell me. I received so many compliments from my guests about the food and level of service provided. I wish I could give more than 5 stars because Stone Soup Catering is so much more. I highly recommend them!!!
Reviewed On 10/14/2018 by Ingrid R
Kim and Chef were incredible - I could not have had a better experience at my wedding from start to finish with their invaluable help. We first met Kim and Chef at the Brookside Gardens catering vendor showcase - many caterers there told us tha...
t we were booking too late (even though our wedding was over six months away) and made us feel like our wedding of 75 guests wasn't worth their time. Kim and Chef immediately struck us as in a different league entirely. They were happy to chat with us and assured us that we weren't booking too late at all! Kim made the planning process simple and easy after we finalized our booking. She thought of everything! On the day of, everything seemed to come together magically. The staff were true professionals - our bartender was INCREDIBLE. We bought the ingredients for a signature cocktail - a blue curacao maragarita - and she mixed it better than we EVER did at home. The food was simply delicious. Kim and Chef kept things on schedule and brought us our own plates so we didn't have to wait in the buffet line. At the end of the night they sent us home with prepackaged leftovers that we've been eating for the last week with great gusto - colby dijon mac n' cheese, cole slaw, pulled chicken sliders, and their amazing cake! We ordered a huge selection of their desserts in addition to our wedding cake, and boy were we happy to take home the leftovers. I've been eating Kona Rum Crunch cake for breakfast for days, and I'm not tired of it yet. I would HIGHLY recommend Stone Soup Catering. I couldn't have asked for a better experience working with such lovely talented people.
P.S. I forgot to mention that Kim and Chef were lifesavers when one of our guests emailed the week before the wedding to inform us of a very long list of allergies...! Kim and Chef communicated directly with the guest to make sure she had something safe to eat. They were so helpful!
Reviewed On 8/12/2018 by Lianne B
When I was researching vendors, I was skeptical that Stone Soup had a perfect 5 star review everywhere I looked. After working with them, I absolutely understand the reviews and would give more stars if I could! Kim was super familiar with our ...
venue (the Lodge at Little Seneca Creek) and basically acted as our wedding coordinator, arranging for tablecloth rental, drawing up floor plans, bringing in bartenders, suggesting day of tips, and so much more. All of this work, and they were still far more affordable than any other caterers we looked at. If we had worked with anyone else, our wedding day and planning process would have been 10x more stressful. Kim and Chef put together a delicious menu that accommodated many taste preferences and dietary restrictions and even created a new bread recipe specifically for our wedding. My one regret is that I didn't get to eat more of the food!
Reviewed On 6/17/2018 by Kris B
Look no further than Stone Soup for your wedding caterer. Meeting Chef and Kim Zello at a vendor open house was a stroke of incredible luck. They are passionate about their food, and about making people happy on their special day. Their menu is...
extensive and everything we had from appetizers to entrees to desserts was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented (*loved the gingerbread cake with lemongrass icing and the orange blossom amaretti cookies!). Just as important, and for us unexpected, was the care and attentiveness we received from Kim in planning and preparing for our wedding (May 2018). In every email exchange, phone call and in-person meeting Kim radiated excitement for us, and confident guidance earned from their many years of experience. She had terrific ideas and suggestions and acted not just as the business end of the catering contract but also as an event coordinator. Kim and Chef were very familiar with our venue (Rockwood Manor), and loved by the venue staff so they all worked seamlessly together. Everyone on the Stone Soup team from servers to bartenders and the rest were warm and friendly, and worked hard to make the day feel like "us". We simply could not have asked for more, and cannot recommend them highly enough.
Reviewed On 5/22/2018 by Erin P
Where to even begin...Kim and Chef are the best! We met at our venue's open house and it was love at first bite! From start to finish they made the process fun, easy and remained within our budget. Did I mention their food is delicious?! They w...
orked hard to adapt nearly our entire menu to be gluten-free (except Chef's amazingly delicious bread and Orange Blossom Amaretti cookies - a must!) We truly loved supporting a small business run by friendly, accommodating and creative people. Plus they knew our venue inside and out, making them an incredible resource for all sorts of questions. Since they only book one event per day, you have their undivided attention - but that also means you have to book ASAP. So stop reading this post and contact them now!
Reviewed On 11/13/2017 by Rachel Lynott K
I cannot praise Kim and Chef enough on how integral their role was in making our wedding day a magical one! When you hire Stone Soup to cater your wedding, you get so much more than food. Kim and Chef make your day their day, too. The moment we...
met them we knew they would be fun to work with! We really appreciated their flexibility when it came to food restrictions- they were able to make a menu for gluten and nut-free! When it comes to communication, Kim was quick to respond with emails. She was great about planning a time for us to come try the food. We never felt rushed when we met with them, we felt like we were their only client (but we knew we weren't and so it made it that much more meaningful). We enjoyed choosing our menu because we knew it would all taste delicious. On the day of the wedding, everything went smoothly! Kim was cool, calm, and collected and she helped keep me (the bride) that way too! During the reception I heard so many people complimenting the food. Any obstacle that we met during the day, Kim met with grace. I would recommend Stone Soup to every couple!
Reviewed On 10/29/2017 by Kelli R
I've told every engaged couple I know to plan their wedding around Stone Stoup's availability. The food is delicious, and they make everything SO EASY, even on the day of.
Reviewed On 10/17/2017 by Rachel R
Kim and Chef did a great job preparing food for our wedding! Our guests just loved the food. Even though we were planning a more intimate event, I always felt like I had their full attention. Everything was delicious! I highly recommend.
Reviewed On 6/05/2017 by Marina F
Kim and Chef are absolutely fantastic!!! They make such a great team, and they went above and beyond with every single detail! Our first meeting with them included a tasting in their kitchen - we were blown away immediately by the professionali...
sm and the quality of their food. Planning with Kim was effortless - she responded very quickly to all our emails, she answered all of our questions, she was so flexible with modifying any last minute changes, kept us within budget, and she understood everything we wanted perfectly! Kim and Chef both came to our walk-through, and they knew our wedding plan inside-and-out! On the day of our wedding, everything went so smoothly! Kim kept us to our schedule, and Chef prepared such an unforgettable dinner! The wait staff was also friendly and attentive. We were so overjoyed and we cannot thank Kim and Chef with how wonderful of a job they did. We highly recommend Stone Soup Catering!!!
Reviewed On 5/06/2015 by Susan G
Easiest review to write ever! 5 stars!
Stop obsessing over the reviews like I did and call Stone Soup. They are literally awesome. I am in sales/customer service myself so I am super picky (some people would say difficult!). I had...
no complaints or concerns at all. They catered my wedding (4/18/15) at Blackrock in Germantown and did an amazing job from the initial contact to the execution. People were raving about the food (and of course putting pictures on Facebook) and still are! Most of my guests (family and friends) have worked in the restaurant business and are from New Jersey-an incredibly difficult group to please. Not one complaint!! We had a Vegan, and another one who needs a pitcher of Diet Coke in front of him and a wedding party of nieces and daughters who are all teenagers and "hate everything". And all of them were thrilled! Not only was the food amazing-Kim and Chef are highly competent and helpful in all areas of planning. They told me not to worry that everything would be great and boy were they right! They are everything I know you are looking for-reasonably priced, flexible, punctual and great communicators. Add to that great food and terrific service-so call right now!!
Reviewed On 12/24/2014 by Christine S
Stone Soup catered our Christmas-time wedding and were phenomenal. Kim was always attentive, relaxed, and provided great suggestions. I didn't worry about a thing all night. They made sure the evening ran smoothly. They even set up cookies my m...
om had made for the end of the evening.
The FOOD! Cannot say enough. The food is unique and doesn't give you that regular old 'buffet' feel. They have many choices too. My family LOVED their pumpkin muffins, meatball appetizers, chilled salmon, and orzo salad (just to name a few).
In my opinion there's just no need to look at another caterer once you speak with Stone Soup!
Reviewed On 12/02/2014 by Jessica C
I would hire Kim and Chef for another event in an instant. I met them initially at a friend's wedding and was very impressed with their professionalism and food. They were booked the weekend of my wedding, but switched some things around in o...
rder to cater it. THANK GOD. The food was unbelievable and working with the two of them was a true pleasure. The best value, food and partners in the industry!
Reviewed On 11/23/2014 by Knottie48912751
One would be hard pressed to recommend Kim and Chef too highly. Their service is incredible and their food is superb. My wife and I were adamant that we wanted something other than the standard chicken or fish dish, but was a bit more fun....
Stone Soup helped us design a menu that reflected our tastes and was more delicious then we had hoped for. In fact, one of our biggest regrets from the wedding was not getting to eat more of it!
From the beginning, Kim and Chef went out of their way to provide us with the best possible experience. They invited us to their kitchen to see their ingredients, facility, and examples from previous weddings. They worked with us to develop a menu that was cost effective, represented our personalities, and tasted amazing. Kim acted as not only a caterer, but as a complete event coordinator. She was always available to help us decide on any of the myriad decisions that needed to be made and to lend her experience in creating the best possible event.
On the day of our wedding, Stone soup was on time and ready to go. They set up the bar, snacks, and dinner as well as providing excellent staff. Every dish was perfect and we have received compliments from everyone on how great it was. Kim even went so far as to take photos at the wedding which she sent to us. In short, we are absolutely thrilled with Stone Soup. We have absolutely no complaints with them whatsoever and feel they were the best money we spent for the wedding. Thank you so much for everything Kim and Chef!
Reviewed On 5/27/2014 by Wendy S
We couldn't say enough great things about Kim and Chef. We absolutely loved them! Not only were they extremely reasonably priced, but the food was scrumptious. After our wedding a ton of our guest commented on how amazing the food was. We order...
ed the tri olive oil salmon, chicken pepperonata, Mac-n-cheese, wild rice pilaf, veggies, and the Italian cookies. Everything was to die for!! For an appetizer, we highly recommend the Maryland crab dip!! In addition, Kim went out of her way to be helpful in the months before the wedding. She was always eager to please, offered great advice, was timely in her responses to our questions, and was always a friendly face during the hectic wedding planning process. She basically acting as our defacto wedding planner on the day of our wedding and made sure everything an smoothly! We definitely hope to use them for our anniversary celebrations :). Thanks so much for making our wedding celebration absolutely perfect!!
Reviewed On 1/26/2014 by Brittany S
Stone Soup catered my brother's wedding five years ago, and we decided to have them do the catering for my wedding as well. I could not be happier with their service. First off, their food is delicious. Kim and Chef helped us to plan a menu tha...
t fit the tastes of my husband and I but also of our diverse group of guests. It's been over a month since our wedding and friends are still talking about how delicious the food was.
I am gluten free and wanted to have an entirely gluten free wedding. Stone Soup said "no problem" and helped me customize a gluten free menu so that I could eat everything without any worries. Chef even makes gluten free brownies and rolls which are sooooo good. The rest of our guests had no idea that it was a gluten free wedding. If you are gluten free, you are probably anxious about someone preparing safe food for you like I was. With Stone Soup catering you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy eating.
Kim and Chef have catered many weddings at our venue, and they were nice enough to share pictures for inspiration from those weddings. They also helped us to design the layout for the space, and I'm so happy I took their advice. Because they work in the space so often, they really know what works best and will gladly share that knowledge with you.
One thing I was most impressed with was how beautiful they made the tables, bar, buffet, and dessert table look. I made all of my own table centerpieces, and they incorporated elements of those into the dessert table. It was absolutely stunning and was not something I even asked them to do. The bar even looked beautiful with the way they arranged the drinks and glasses. Kim poured ice water into all of the guest glasses before everyone arrived so that it sparkled against the candlelight. The close attention they pay to small details helped elevate our wedding into something even more special.
Stone Soup's staff is friendly and professional and they will give you a delicious meal, personalized to your tastes that won't break your budget.
Reviewed On 10/31/2013 by Elizabeth D
How can I even begin to describe our experience with Stone Soup at our wedding? They did such an excellent job!
At our tasting last fall, we were hooked! The food was completely delicious. We tried a wide range of items that Chef Rob prepar...
ed for an event they were catering later that day -- he explained that he prefers to do tastings this way so that clients can sample actual food going out to actual events, rather than an idealized small-batch meal that not be truly representative (although they offer to have you come back any time they're preparing other menu items you might be interested in but didn't get to try at your tasting). We LOVED that honesty and flexibility -- so refreshing!
In the run-up to the wedding, Kim practically served as my de facto wedding coordinator. Our wedding was at the Lodge at Little Seneca Creek, which Kim knows like the back of her hand! She promptly and happily fielded all of my questions (believe me, I had a ton!), guided us through the planning process, and accommodated all sorts of requests and adjustments. Their prices are unbeatable and totally transparent.
On the wedding day, the food was fantastic!! We had passed appetizers and a delicious buffet, which was perfectly coordinated. We got tons of compliments on the food! Chef even prepared an awesome assortment of Italian cookies to accompany our cake. Despite the fact that we went with a buffet set-up, the staff prepared plates for my husband and me and served us at our sweetheart table, to make sure we had a chance to enjoy a calm dinner together.
I could go on and on. The point is, if you want delicious food and total peace of mind at your wedding, you MUST go with Stone Soup!
Also note that my price per head includes EVERYTHING except alcohol (which we provided) -- food, linens, china/etc, staff, bar setup, taxes/fees/gratuity. They are truly a steal!
Reviewed On 9/11/2013 by Abby W
The Chef and Kim are an unbelievable team! They did an awesome job responding to planning emails at all hours. What I loved is that they provide all the linens and a custom color napkin to make all the colors of the even tie in nicely.
he day of the even Kim was incredibly detail oriented. She invited us to get food first, which was great so we could then start making our rounds early to those who were still eating. Our guests LOVED the food. I definitely recommend the carving station: it was a huge hit. We were able to choose dishes that were also vegetarian friendly.
They even took some photos for us and sent them shortly after the event! They know the Lodge at Little Seneca Creek (venue) so well, and the event went off without a hitch! I was so impressed by the staff, who came around and served drinks to the guests. My husband and I really got the royal treatment. You will not be disappointed! Choose Stone Soup for your wedding!!
Reviewed On 6/10/2013 by Kelly C
Kim and Chef were so easy to work with! Their food was amazing and my guests are still talking about their famous seafood mac & cheese. They added so many details to my big day to make sure everything was color coordinated with our wedding col...
ors including the linens in the bread baskets! I recommend them to anyone!
Reviewed On 6/08/2012 by nope n
Stone Soup catered our wedding reception at the Lodge at Seneca Creek. They did a fantastic job and helped with suggesting set ups for the venue, menu selections, etc. They were able to work around a big schedule change, and were amazingly frie...
ndly and professional. Kim was great to work with and very responsive through email, especially with last minute detail changes.
People are still talking about how good the food was :) I highly recommend them!!
Reviewed On 5/17/2012 by Rachel H
Stone Soup, in a nutshell, was wonderful. Kim and Chef were extremely patient with us throughout the planning process and multiple unusual requests from us - they were quick to answer questions, provided clear pricing information, and were fle...
xible with us wanting to do a lot of things on our own, which meant that we had friends and family sharing the kitchen space and logistics with them! The wedding itself went seamlessly, even with some rain that moved our ceremony indoors. Throughout the evening, Kim and Chef and their staff were so friendly, organized, and responsive to the changes in plans and more than one spill on the dance floor! All of our guests raved about the food and service they provided. Plus, they couldn't be nicer - they even surprised us with a gift and some photos from the wedding. I would recommend them hands-down for any event, large or small.
Reviewed On 12/08/2011 by Steven R
Steve and I just got married on November 12th, 2011. We chose Stone Soup Catering for our wedding weekend (yes, weekend - we had them cater our rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, AND Sunday morning brunch). We kept them very busy!!
When we f...
irst looked at Stone Soup's website, we were impressed with their realistic pricing, but also how much fun they had with their website. This quote from the site just sums it up perfectly: "Be a hero and let Chef "Z" make your next event your BEST event!" Steve and I wanted to be "heroes" haha.
The first time we met them in person was at an event through Montgomery Parks. While there, we tried Chef's Maryland crab, spinach, and artichoke dip and also his sweet and smoky sesame meatballs. They were SOOOOO GOOD!
Then, we did a tasting. We tasted many different things from their homemade Sweet Red Wine salad dressing to their truffles. We loved everything we tried and we had so much fun getting to know Chef and Kim. Chef kept making comments like "My food rocks!" He was clearly enthusiastic and passionate about his job, and his enthusiasm was contagious. Kim was very sweet - she answered all of our questions in a very thoughtful way and gave us many useful suggestions. We booked them immediately afterward.
Over the next several months, we e-mailed often with Kim. Kim was always very professional, yet also relaxed. She gave us excellent suggestions for our menus, and she worked with us to incorporate our ideas as well. For example, she helped us create a Macaroni and Cheese station during our cocktail hour - that included buffalo chicken mac and cheese and white cheddar mac and cheese along with a bunch of different toppings. Our guests are still raving out this. The dinner buffet Kim helped us put together was excellent, too, as well as the dessert (including cheesecake shooters for the adults - yum! - and chocolate chip cookies with glasses of milk for the kids). The rehearsal dinner and brunch (omelet casserole and quiches especially) menus were excellent as well. Chef's food really does rock!!!
It did end up being a bit more than we expected in terms of cost (for example, we were hoping for a bit more of a deal since we used Stone Soup for three events), and we weren't actually able to taste all of the food that we selected for our menu. Despite this, we were confident the food would be great and well worth the price.
We highly recommend Stone Soup Catering. Chef's enthusiasm paired with Kim's sweet and easy going nature combine for an absolutely unstoppable duo :-)
-Steve and Katie
Reviewed On 7/12/2011 by rebecca w
We used Stone Soup catering for my daughters wedding reception at the lodge at little seneca creek in Boyds Md. They were awesome! One guest said it was the best wedding food they ever had. Great food, great staff, bartender was great- everyone...
loved him. presentation of the food beautiful. Kim and Chef Rob are easy to work with and think of all the little details! They LOVE what they do and it shows! Our guests raved about the food. Get the beef tenderloin for a appetrizer - your guests will love them!
Reviewed On 6/28/2010 by Natalia S
I had stone soup catering- http://www.stone-soup-catering.com/ -cater our late October wedding. They are a married couple operating a small catering business- and they were just amazing! They had so much fun coming up with out menu- and they we...
re super creative. I was wavering between an appetizer reception or a desert reception (our wedding was late night), and they gave me great suggestions for either one. When things didn't work out with my wedding planner- Kim- one of the owners offered to help me with any aspect of our wedding- she was so nice and so useful, and just so enthusiastic. They were so proud of their work and super excited by what they created for us. They also were so kind and gave us a small wedding present (food lovers companion book! signed to us :)).
Every single person that was there was raving about how amazing the food was- and we have a very honest friends. Their staff was also so great and so nice and young and fun.
They gave us an amazing deal on food. They understood our budgetary limitations and worked with us to create the most perfect and bountiful menu. I would suggest these guys to everyone. Weather you are having a sitdown dinner or a fun appetizer reception :).