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Sunrise Specialty Catering Reviews
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Reviewed On 6/04/2021 by Samantha T
If I could give Sunrise 10 stars, I would. The food was incredible, and Janet& her team are amazing. So friendly & attentive, I couldn't be happier. If I lived closer, I would hire Sunrise for every party I have!!!
Reviewed On 5/24/2021 by Ruth T
Janet catered both our son’s Rehearsal Dinner & post-Wedding Breakfast at Gilbertsville Farmhouse in May 2021. Because the venue was a “destination”, we wanted to be sure everyone was well fed. Honestly, Janet is extremely detail oriented & p...
rofessional. The food for both meals was fabulous. The decor perfect. The staff friendly & efficient. You will be completely satisfied if you pick Sunrise to cater your event!
Reviewed On 2/16/2021 by Mark E
Okay, so this company was OUTSTANDING. Janet spent so much time on the phone with my husband and I, ironing out every detail possible to make sure we had exactly what we wanted. On our wedding day, Janet and her staff took such wonderful care...
of us and our guests. They went above and beyond with the set up and service and showered us with love. Much more than just a caterer, Sunrise was almost like a wedding planner when it came to running the party. An all in one package. We cannot thank Janet enough and we are so grateful that we found her. And I haven't even mentioned the food. Everything was so tasty and comfortably classy. This is no reception hall food. Excellent and fresh. We loved it.
Reviewed On 5/02/2020 by Melissa D
I cannot recommend Sunrise Specialty Catering and Event Planning enough! Janet went above and beyond to make my wedding day so special. We used Sunrise for both our rehearsal dinner and wedding day at Gilbertsville Farmhouse. With Sunrise, y...
ou don't just get fantastic food, you get so many extra thoughtful and decorative touches to make everything perfect. Throughout the planning process, Janet was very responsive and answered all my questions. She made a detailed proposal with associated costs of food and labor. My parents were paying for the wedding dinner and my in-laws for the rehearsal dinner, so she was able to make to separate proposals to deal with each event separately. I was able to use my own collection of vintage plates for the rehearsal dinner and dessert table and Janet arranged all other rentals including a tent, linens, dishware, silverware, and barware. When the week of the wedding arrived, I drove up early to start setting things up and Janet had a huge team of people! They helped unload my packed car to set up everything in the right places for me. I certainly would have been there many hours longer without their help! Janet even sat down and helped iron out some wedding day issues with me that were completely unrelated to her catering services. I was very stressed that day and she helped calm my nerves which I appreciated so very much at that time! When wedding weekend arrived, the proposal came to life and the food was so perfect. I was floored by how beautiful the rehearsal dinner was set up with all the extra decorative touches to make things beautiful. The Italian appetizers and dinner were delicious, and service was very professional. On wedding day, we had a pre-cocktail hour drinks, refreshments, and charcuterie table which was lavish on its own. The cocktail hour had tables and hand passed hors d'oeuvres that we had picked out. We had some classic items and also some fun, unique additions like grilled cheese and tomato soup shooters and delicious vegan noodles in to-go boxes. So fun for cocktail hour! Dinner was served, with a salad course and main course of steak, salmon, or vegetarian lasagna. Janet was also able to provide gluten-free and vegan options and cater to any allergies of my guests. The reception was set up perfectly the way I set up in my table layout. There was also a gigantic dessert table set up with everything you could want - cupcakes, mini pies, donuts, and tarts. Something for everyone and also a small cake for the official cutting. The entire table was decorated beautifully. Outside on the patio by the bonfire, Janet set up a extravagant smores bar with individually wrapped chocolates. And finally, for the late night after party we had delicious pizzas for anyone that still had room for more. Everyone loved the food and I got so many compliments during and after the wedding. Needless to say, no one left my wedding hungry. For your wedding day food you can't go wrong with Sunrise, and I cannot recommend them enough.
Reviewed On 11/20/2019 by cat C
Sunrise Specialty Catering was the absolute best decision we made for our wedding. Living far from our venue made us a bit skeptical about how things might turn out, but Janet put all our concerns to rest and was truly AMAZING every step of the...
way. She was so accommodating within our budget and beyond exceeded our expectations in every area from start to finish. Not only did Janet make everything look gorgeous and taste delicious, but she also made a special point to make sure my husband and I ate enough before getting caught up with guests. If you want a delicious variety of food and drinks presented with style and top notch service, Janet and Sunrise Specialty Catering is the choice to make!
Reviewed On 10/29/2019 by Katie T
We used Janet and her team at Sunrise Catering for our rehearsal dinner on October 11th, and could not recommend them highly enough. Throughout the entire planning process, Janet was incredibly helpful, easy to communicate with and accommodatin...
g to several late changes we wanted with our menu.
In the week leading up to our wedding, there were a lot of different things going on that made it quite stressful, but of all the people we were working with, nobody was as reassuring and as helpful as Janet was, and I truly appreciate how much she put my mind at ease, and how helpful she was in every area of the rehearsal dinner.
On the night, the food was great, and as we had gone for a lobster boil, it was not easy to cater for the 60+ guests we had, and yet all the food was perfectly cooked, and was delicious!
All of the team with Sunrise were incredibly friendly, professional and just helped make our night fantastic, and I would highly recommend Janet and all of her team for any catering event you have!
Reviewed On 9/30/2019 by JoAnn G
Janet and her staff did an amazing job. The food was wonderful and there was plenty of it. The staff worked very hard to make sure everything was just right.. Thank you Janet, you could not have done a better job!!!!
Reviewed On 9/08/2019 by Krystin R
Janet and her team were amazing !! She went over the top and I cannot express how thankful and happy to have found this catering company ! All
The guests raved over the food! Everyone was satisfied and Janet really made my
Vision come to life !...
The staff and her are all such hard and dedicated workers and were so kind to me and my guests.
Not only was the food and drinks amazing but she helped set up everything to make my vision a reality. Thank you again for dealing with me! Everyone had a blast! :)
Reviewed On 7/23/2019 by Eileen E
Best decision of our wedding planning to go with Sunrise Specialty Catering. Janet’s expertise at handling all the details was amazing. She is one of the nicest people to work with in addition to a great wedding planner. She definitely works...
with you to make your vision of the day happen. In addition, her staff is professional and accommodating, the food is delicious and her advice/ suggestions in answer to your questions is right on target. We had a beautiful, fun wedding day! Many thanks to Janet and her staff.
Reviewed On 6/12/2019 by Rita V
We can not speak highly enough of Sunrise Specialty Catering! Janet is a total rockstar! She knows exactly what she is doing and it shows! Starting with our initial conversation, Janet listened to our thoughts and ideas, she was full of insight...
, and truly aimed to make us as happy as possible! She went above and beyond to make sure we, along with all of our guests, had a phenomenal celebration! The food was absolutely delicious. The entire staff was kind and courteous. So much so, that our friends and family haven’t stopped raving about it all! Everything was utter perfection from start to finish. We are so grateful to have worked with Sunrise Specialty Catering. If you’re searching for a dream team, these are your folks!
Reviewed On 10/15/2018 by Kieran S
Janet and her staff were excellent! Wedding planning can be so stressful. We are so happy we booked Janet our wedding turned out perfect! Very pleasant, and I love that she was always reachable via email or phone. Highly recommend her.
Reviewed On 9/16/2018 by Emily M
Janet and her team are THE BEST! From start to finish, communication and planning was so easy and fun. Janet was so accommodating and full of amazing suggestions. She really helped me build a cohesive and well-balanced menu, and was there every...
step of the way to help.
Also, I can't say enough good things about the food!!! This isn't your average wedding food, it all tasted homemade, fresh, and flavorful. Our guests are still raving about how delicious it was. The amazing staff made sure my husband and I didn't miss out on the cocktail hour appetizers and brought us fresh drinks. Janet also made sure we sat and ate while everyone else did, which I am extremely grateful for. I can't recommend Sunrise enough. Thank you, Janet!!!
Reviewed On 11/12/2017 by Laura B
I can only echo all of the raves here. Especially if you're organising a wedding from far away or need a caterer that is willing to do event-planning as well, Janet and her team are just a dream come true. Put your wedding in their hands and re...
I was super stressed out about the catering - my husband is a foodie, and I knew that the food would be probably his biggest takeaway from the day. I've also been to weddings where the food was just "fine" - and I knew that that was not going to be sufficient for him and the foodie friends we had coming. :-)
Enter Janet and Sunrise. I don't know how many times we emailed Janet with changes and special requests - and she and her team were so patient and accommodating. I was just so grateful that they were up for changing things and tweaking them and accommodating us to make everything perfect.
And the food we ended up with was DELICIOUS. Everyone - everyone, including the people I was most worried about - spontaneously told us how great it was! The presentation was perfect, too, and totally fit with the theme we had going. Janet worked really hard to get a sense of what I was looking for aesthetically so she could make everything blend in seamlessly.
But the thing that actually made the most difference was that their help went way beyond just preparing and serving delicious and beautiful food. I live abroad, so my mom handled a lot of the planning, and we both ultimately relied on Janet and her team for so much of the organisation of the day generally. Janet networked with all our other vendors. Our venue was DIY, and Sunrise even did the break-down at the end of the night, letting us just walk away when the party was done without having to worry about all the decorations we'd put up. They met several times with us in the lead-up to make sure everything was taken care of. Every time my mom and I had an "Oh no! We didn't think of that!" moment, Janet would jump in, that she could handle that, and not to worry.
Go with Sunrise if you possibly can - they are fantastic, both as people to work with, and in terms of the results! You'll be glad you did!
Reviewed On 9/11/2017 by Jess T
All I can really say is if you are getting married in the Oneonta area - call Janet and pray she is available. I planned my wedding from a distance but was totally at ease, Janet and Brittany answered emails in hours I never had time to really ...
worry about anything. The food was EXCELLENT! The service was incredible- every single person was friendly and smiling. The décor was really beautiful and tied our whole fall theme together. Guests were complementing the whole night and Janet the entire next day. My best advice is hire sunrise for catering and event planning then TRUST THEM! You will have the most amazing day of your life!
Reviewed On 7/19/2017 by Claudia M
Janet and the team at Sunrise Catering made my dream wedding come true! Wedding planning is so insanely stressful...so please do yourself a favor and hire Sunrise Catering so you have one less thing to worry about. It will honestly make a huge ...
difference in the months leading up to your big day and on your big day! There are no words to express how accessible, reliable, professional, caring, detailed oriented and overall amazing they are! First, let me start with how personable and involved Janet was with our wedding throughout the entire year and a half process. As soon as we booked them, I never felt uncomfortable e-mailing or calling her about anything! She was always so eager to respond and alleviate any concerns I had. Secondly, I'm a big foodie, so when it comes to "wedding food" and catered dishes I usually expect mediocre results, but their menu is absolutely fabulous and diverse! Janet's husband is the chief, and you can tell he cooks with care and detail as if it were an intimate dinner party. Their food doesn't taste or look like a mass production. I wanted rustic/New American and they delivered! When I took a bite of my BBQ chicken and mac and cheese on our wedding day I was so shocked at how good it was and that I would actually eat it outside of a wedding or catering scenario! And the h'orderves were just as good, if not better! And not to mention how gorgeous everything was displayed! It was a replica of my ambitious rustic wedding Pinterst page! My guests are still raving about how good the food and service was at my wedding. I've been to several sit-down dinners at weddings and they weren't nearly as elegant and organized as my "buffet" style was. Each server was well dressed in a classy black tie uniform and took great care of each of our guests. Nobody needed anything! You have to also know that when you hire Sunrise Catering, you're not just getting a food and beverage service, you are getting a group of invested wedding experts that will truly go above and beyond to make your day run perfectly. They genuinely care about you and making you happy! It's not just a business for them. What's most special, is that whey were so determined to realize all my visions. I had a very strong idea of what I wanted from the decorations to the cocktail hour, down to the favors and dessert table, and they made it their mission to execute it all. Despite feeling anxious and incredibly overwhelmed about having the perfect day, I always felt like I was in great hands with Janet and her team. I remember always feeling better when I got off the phone with Janet and especially after we had our run through the days before our wedding. My wedding day was perfect and everything I wanted it to be and I owe a lot of that to Sunrise Catering. They were truly a huge part of my dream team vendors. I consider myself a tough critic and as a news producer by trade, I am naturally very organized and detail driven, so I wouldn't just give 5 stars to anybody. Sunrise Catering earned it! They are worth every penny of their reasonable fee and will do more for you than most other caterers. It's a no brainer! If you're having a wedding anywhere near the Oneonta/NY Berlin/Gilbertsville/Norwich or upstate region, you have to go with Sunrise, because they will take on your wedding as if it was one of them getting married! I highly doubt you'll get that personal touch anywhere else!
Reviewed On 9/04/2014 by Amanda M
Sunrise has an excellent reputation in this area, and it's well-deserved. Everyone I know who has had Sunrise cater a wedding just raves about the excellent food and the lengths the staff go to in order to make your wedding a success, and now I...
will join the ranks of those happy brides!
My guests couldn't stop talking about how delicious the food was: we had an upscale BBQ menu with roast pork, lots of seasonal (August) veggies, and peach cobbler for dessert. They took all our decorations and set everything up, which was critical for us because the ceremony was early in the day and 30 min. drive from the reception venue. They even sent us home with the leftovers!
Throughout the process, Brittany was very responsive every time I had a question or a menu update. They were great at accommodating everyone's dietary needs (including a guest with severe food allergies).
Sunrise also has a reputation for being one of the more expensive catering options, but for what you get for the money, I can't imagine a better value.
Reviewed On 11/11/2011 by Amy B
Consistently amazing food -- both at other weddings I've attended and certainly inclusive of my own. This vender is worth the extra expense, as I feel Sunrise is reasonable for the quality of service and food itself.
Keeping within my pric...
e point, we opted for a mid-range buffet service, which was presented in a lovely, classic way and did not appear cheap or scaled down in the least. I was concerned initially-- but should not have been-- about the 1 hour distance between Sunrise's prep kitchen in Oneonta, and my Bellearye Mountain venue but this proved not to be an issue and the food was fresh and temperatures were spot on. Specifically, the Macaroni and cheese and roast pork buffet options OUT OF THIS WORLD. Almost too many foods to choose from, but all seem to be equally succulent...good luck making a decision here:) My guests offered high praises for the food, which is always a good sign.
Brittany and her staff do an amazing job. Very professional, curteous, and responsive. Brittany herself is a pleasure to work with to coordinate your event and communicates very well and in a highly punctual manner.