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Reviewed On 3/03/2021 by Mitch D
Holly and Mary were great to work with at Happy Catering ! We were from out of town and our venue, Cahaba Brewery, recommended them. The food was great and the service was spectacular ! They were very flexible in allowing me to pickup items for...
early setup of the reception. And get the Mac and Cheese Bar !!! Unbelievably good !!! Thank you so much !!!
Reviewed On 11/23/2020 by Daniella H
the team worked hard with us to make sure we got everything we wanted within our budget!! they were so easy to talk to and were so understanding and accommodating of the changes we kept having to make. plus the food was amazing! all the guests ...
love it! especially the sweet potato casserole and mac and cheese!
Reviewed On 11/18/2020 by Lydia H
The Happy Catering Company catered our wedding at The Barn at Shady Lane on 11/7/2020! Holly and the rest of the team went above and beyond through our entire engagement to ensure we were happy and knew exactly what we were getting. They were f...
lexibility and positive throughout all of COVID and quickly made adjustments to their process to ensure we abided by all protocols. We got so many compliments on the delicious food and amazing service. Thank you Happy Catering! We are so thankful for you.
Reviewed On 10/09/2020 by Jennie S
I cannot recommend Happy Catering enough. Customer service is so important in today's world and Holly Barton delivers. If you are even thinking about a wedding caterer just reach out. Holly was great for the quote and making changes during this...
pandemic for a new set up. The team on the day of was amazing as well. They served us and went above and beyond for service.
Reviewed On 9/09/2020 by Shelby T
Happy Catering was amazing!!! The food was fabulous, the set-up looked amazing, and we got so many complements on them (specifically the bang bang shrimp!!). If you are looking for catering, go ahead and cross that off your list because Happy C...
atering is the only way to go!!
Reviewed On 9/08/2020 by Leigh P
Happy Catering was a “preferred vendor” with our reception venue and had heard great things about their food and service, plus Robbie was my former neighbor so this was a “no brainer” vendor choice. They were wonderful! We were still able to ...
have a buffet with modifications due to the pandemic (all food served by their staff with masks and gloves on) and it all worked beautifully. This was a high end event so presentation, as well as food quality was important to us. Food was displayed on silver trays and hot items in silver chafing dishes with different elevations so it all looked interesting and creative (wish I could include a picture). We were never actually able to do a “tasting” due to the pandemic and an out-of-town bride, but had a highly successful Zoom meeting with Holly, their event coordinator, and she took wonderful notes and didn’t miss a thing we discussed. We wanted more unique and elegant appetizers and Holly was able to make wonderful recommendations. One of our wedding guests told the bride, “this is the best wedding food I have ever tasted!” Another said, “it was nice to have something other than chicken fingers”. Some of the really delicious and popular items with guests were the: Bang Bang Chicken, mini crab cakes, Swiss and bacon stuffed pastry and the herb encrusted beef tenderloin sliders. Robbie, Holly and the wait staff were professional and very easy to work with. No stress at all with this vendor! The prices were reasonable and felt I received great quality, service and attention. Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 7/28/2020 by Morgan T
Incredibly responsive and accommodating. The price was spot on and the food was FANTASTIC!!
Reviewed On 3/15/2020 by Julia S
The Happy Catering Company were amazing. All the food is delicious and they did everything to our expectation. And the best part was at the end of the night they packed us a picnic of food to eat at our hotel since we didn't get to eat during o...
Reviewed On 2/22/2020 by Teralyn D
The food quality was great, but they dropped PANS of food and hardly had an apology. Several guests didn’t receive sides.
Reviewed On 2/10/2020 by Spencer M
Our venue had Happy Catering on their list of preferred vendors and after viewing their website and social media we knew thye were the right pick. My husband is obsessed with chicken tenders so naturally we had plenty of them at the wedding, bu...
t not only were those delicious everything else was talked about by our parents and guests as well. The display was beautiful and they were accommodating when we said we had vegetarians/vegans. We were able to taste test and create our own menu which was helpful for us so that we could have a variety of different foods. They worked with us on timing which was great because we both work full time. The food was great and the service was as well. We also had two bar tenders and the display/service was also amazing! Service, food, pricing was all exactly what we hoped for! Would definitely recommend them to anyone for upcoming events.
Reviewed On 12/30/2019 by Linda B
As a venue owner I’ve dealt with numerous carterers over the years. Recently, as mother of the bride, I can't say enough great things about the food and service The Happy Catering Company provides!! From choosing a menu, setup and cleanup eve...
ry aspect was a positive experience. Presentation was beautiful, food was delicious and staff were amazing to work with! Thank you for helping to make my daughter’s reception perfect!
Reviewed On 11/15/2019 by Kristin S
I stumbled across Happy Catering on a few wedding planning websites so I reached out to them and I am SO glad I did (and so were our guests)! The food was absolutely delicious and they had so many options for our meal. While the food was great ...
it was the catering team that made the experience so awesome. Holly was so easy to work with through the planning process and her team was AMAZING the night of the wedding. They were so kind and professional and I could not have asked for a better catering team!
Reviewed On 11/13/2019 by Katelyn R
I loved working with them! They were responsive, they were professional, they went above and beyond (like coming out to our venue way in advance to map out what I wanted and what they needed from our venue). Our tasting was great and working wi...
th them was wonderful. Their staff on our big day was the best, they made sure everything looked nice, they cleaned up so there want food left over places. the food, was fantastic, everyone talked about how juicy our chicken was, our wonderful the veggies and Mac n cheese was. They loved our charcuterie bar. The only compliant was our risotto was horrible. Literally no guests ate, because it was bland and crunchy (which it shouldn't have been), it was undercooked and unflavored. So I reached out as we spent a pretty penny on food, and ended up with pounds of awful risotto, they were concerned and kinda sent mixed messages on if it travels well or not, but didn't really offer up any solutions other then wow they are surprised it happen. I am a little disappointed how they handled that but overall they did an amazing job, the other food we had was amazing and staff knocked it out of the park!
Reviewed On 10/20/2019 by Emily W
Fantastic company. Easy to work with and food was outstanding. We have recommended them to many others, all who have also been pleased thus far.
Reviewed On 10/09/2019 by Madisen B
Happy Catering was awesome! They made everything so easy. The food was delicious. Everything was set up on time and beautifully. They had a private meal set up for my husband and I to eat in between our ceremony and reception which was perfect....
They also gave us leftovers in a to-go kit to take back to the hotel with us. I just wish we could have that meal again!!
Reviewed On 9/19/2019 by Halie D
We are thrilled we chose Happy Catering for our wedding. We had tons of questions, multiple menu adjustments and Holly was always so quick to respond and answer our questions throughout the planning process. The food was amazing and all of our ...
out of state guests loved the Southern themed meal. Thanks so much for helping make our day special!
Reviewed On 7/23/2019 by Anna D
Happy Catering was so accommodating and helpful in working within my budget to create a menu that was beautiful and tasted amazing! They were so quick to respond to emails and always so incredibly friendly. We had so many people compliment the ...
food at our wedding, highly recommend using Happy!
Reviewed On 6/22/2019 by Madison F
Happy Catering Company did an amazing job with our rehearsal dinner and reception. The food was amazing, and the workers were so nice and polite.
Reviewed On 3/17/2019 by Cindy W
Catering was something that early in the planning process had caused me some stress. I had contacted a different caterer (NOT Happy Catering) that was intermittently unresponsive and it was stressing me out. So I contacted Happy Catering and no...
joke, it felt like the world had been lifted off my shoulders!!! They were so timely in their communication and helpful during the selection process, and before I knew it me, my fiance, and father were having our tasting! Which leads me into the best part, their food is AMAZING!!! Whatever you do get the CHEESE DIP!!! ITS MAGICAL!!! Also, Happy Catering very kindly gifted us was a wooden crate etched with our names, date, and wedding venue which is one of my favorite wedding souvenirs.
Reviewed On 12/18/2018 by Savanna G
They were great and always responded to me quickly and answered any questions I had! They were punctual and the food was delicious and look beautiful!
Reviewed On 10/31/2018 by Anna B
We had a wonderful experience with happy! Our food was wonderful and beautifully displayed. Happy’s staff did anything and everything for us and our guest! We worked with Holly on the days leading up to our wedding and she was extremely profess...
ional and very responsive!
Reviewed On 10/20/2018 by Emily D
Happy Catering is such a joy to work with. The presentation was beautiful, food delicious, and great value for price.
Reviewed On 10/17/2018 by Abby G
Happy Catering Co was so easy to work with and had so many menus to pick from. For our wedding we picked the BBQ buffet, it was so yummy and our guests loved it! Reasonable price, easy to work with even if you live out of state! Thank you so mu...
Reviewed On 10/15/2018 by Carol Q
My husband and I live in Georgia, so when our daughter’s wedding was set in Birmingham, we scoured reviews for catering companies to handle the wedding reception. We decided on Happy Catering and all the arrangements were made for them to serv...
e our 270 guests dinner and drinks from the bar. I wish I could give a glowing review but unfortunately, that is NOT the case.
The caterers ran out of one of the (2) main course items on the buffet (roast beef sliders), an hour after the reception began. The catering “captain” did not inform the wedding planner about this and there was no additional food made until we asked they bring in some sort of substitution.
As for the bar, well here goes: We were told that (2) bars and (3) bartenders would be enough to keep things flowing smoothly. We had beer, wine, champagne, Margaritas (pre-mixed in decanters by the bar staff) and a REALLY NICE bourbon. The catering staff did not bring enough coolers and ice to chill the beer and we had to ask two of our guests (good friends) to go get two more coolers. The bartenders were told the bourbon was for a select few and could only be served neat or on the rocks to make sure it was enjoyed by our more MATURE guests and not poured too heavily. They ignored this and OVER SERVED several of the TWENTY-SOMETHINGS at the party. We provided the tequila and margarita mixer for the bar and gave mixing instructions to the bar staff. When one of our guests wanted a margarita, the bartender said she didn’t know how to make them and asked our guest if SHE knew. Then, a bartender proceeded to take a USED glass, did not empty it or get a NEW one, and rimmed it on the salt rimmers that were used for all the guests! A VERY UNSANITARY PRACTICE! Additionally, we had a bartender attempt to shut down his bar early when we ran low on beer, even though we still had wine, champagne, margaritas and bourbon at that bar. There was no attempt to proactively communicate any of these issues to the wedding planner or the hosts.
The leftover food was not boxed up and given to us as promised. We did not get any of the bourbon back even though we know there were AT LEAST 2 bottles left.
When we contacted them about the disappointing service, we were met with a total unwillingness to accept any responsibility whatsoever, and even hostility.
As I said before, I had hoped to give Happy Catering a stellar review, but I cannot. My husband and I were expecting a flawless, issue-free celebration of our daughter’s marriage and that is not what we received. We only wanted to post this review to better inform potential consumers. In other words, buyer beware!
Reviewed On 6/14/2018 by Ariel A
The Happy Catering Company was the star of the show! We had friends and family coming up to us for weeks telling us how great our food was. The main thing I wanted at my wedding was a macaroni and cheese bar and they made it happen, and let's j...
ust say it was PERFECT! Their staff are beyond nice, professional, helpful.
Reviewed On 5/08/2018 by Leslie M
Do not use them unless you want overcooked food and bad service. My husband and the pastor both has to send their steaks back because they were overdone. At our initial meeting the owner Robby promised us that the steaks would be medium rare. T...
hey were like pot roast. Extremely overdone. The staff hurried our guest in finishing their food. After the wedding we voiced our concerns over the food and the owner was extremely rude. He defended his food although every single guest complained that it was overdone. The owner also added 40 extra salads, extra linens and extra staff that I did not ask for and sent me the bill for it. Do not use them!
Reviewed On 5/08/2018 by Reagan S
Happy Catering did our wedding reception. This was the worst food I've ever eaten. The filet mignon was a glorified pot roast. We visited them at their office where they prepared us the meal that was supposed to be served as our wedding dinner ...
and it wasnt even remotely similar. The steaks were dry and well done. Guests complained and said they were shocked this was the food that we chose. Happy Catering's response was well sorry no one complained to us. TERRIBLE! Would never recommend them to anyone.
Reviewed On 3/17/2018 by Patrick S
Happy Catering was wonderful. We received so many compliments from our wedding guests about how good the food was! The staff is friendly and accommodating and helped make our wedding a great experience. They were also affordable without a sacri...
fice to quality, which is certainly a plus.
Happy also provides for a private dinner for the bride and groom following the ceremony, which was amazing. It was great being able to spend a few minutes alone before mingling with the guests. We had no less than 10 people come up to us during the reception and tell us what a great idea this is. Overall, I would highly recommend Happy Catering for a wedding.
Reviewed On 11/05/2017 by Jess S
We loved our food! Our friends from out of town got to experience first class southern food at our reception. The staff was great to work with and the value is top notch.
Reviewed On 10/19/2017 by Lea G
We had heavy hors de hourves since our wedding was early evening! Happy catering had an extensive food list to choose from but we were able to narrow it down to what we wanted....we had BBW sliders, mac'n cheese bites, mashed potato bar, chick...
en/waffles, fruit/veggies, gouda/candied pecans phyllo cups and their very delicious bacon cheese dip! It was all very good! The last two were my favorite!
They prepared a table of food for us to have between the wedding and the reception..so we could have a moment to ourselves as well as to just eat! And they gave us a 'to go' engraved wooden box.
They were very easy to work with too.
Reviewed On 8/13/2017 by Kimberly H
The food was a hit and they answered every question promptly and politely no matter how paniced I sounded. Reasonable price and great staff. Set up was beautiful as well.
Reviewed On 4/24/2017 by Kelsey R
They really are they best! They were more than accommodating for an special request that I had! Everyone raved about how good the food was. The service staff and bartenders were excellent too!
Reviewed On 10/07/2016 by Jordan N
Happy Catering is awesome! We worked with Holly and she was so sweet and organized. They met our every need and did a wonderful job! When we got to the reception, we took a few couples portraits and one of the HC workers brought us water! So sw...
eet. They even set up a private dinner on the side so we could eat before we went into the reception. Everyone loved the food and the display was just beautiful. We even got to-go boxes to take with us! Absolutely loved working with them.
Reviewed On 8/09/2016 by Marianna W
Delicious food & even better service. Holly was very accommodating and helped us remember small details we forgot!
Reviewed On 7/14/2016 by Linden D
We ended up with Happy Catering after our first catering option proved to be unreliable. I'm so happy we did! A few months out from the wedding, my coordinator suggested them since they are her favorite to work with. The food was delicious and ...
the set up was gorgeous.
Reviewed On 6/13/2016 by Greer F
Happy Catering is the best in Birmingham! We recently used them for our rehearsal dinner AND wedding. The whole staff was amazing. Holly, Bill, Mary Jones were all amazing! They can make anything you wish for your event .
Reviewed On 12/21/2015 by April D
Happy Catering is amazing. The food was fantastic, and Holly was really great to work with. Our guests were raving about the food, and the beautiful fruit and cheese display. We would highly recommend Happy!
Reviewed On 11/27/2014 by Elli K
I don't have enough great things to say about Happy Catering!!! Happy catered my September 2014 wedding and definitely brought their A game. They were tremendously helpful throughout the entire process - selecting the menu, customizing food opt...
ions for my wedding , and providing a terrific customer service the entire duration (even with my pre wedding jitters :)!). The team is not only caring and incredibly thoughtful, but also true professionals! They really listen to your wants and needs and go the extra mile to make your vision come true, no matter what budget you are working with. I can't think of a better catering vendor for my wedding, our family and guests still rave about the food!
Reviewed On 11/05/2014 by Caitlin W
Happy Catering was a true dream!!! Their food was delicious, their presentation was perfection, and they had PLENTY of food and drinks for everyone at our event!!! You will not meet a nicer man than Robbie with Happy Catering! He worked with...
us first hand for all of our suggestions, ideas, and even made our secret family punch for us for our cocktail hour!! Everyone raved about the food and service from their crew!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE
Reviewed On 2/22/2014 by Ashley C
We found out our previously booked caterer would be unavailable for our wedding, and Happy Catering stepped in on very short notice to save us. They were a huge help with planning (we didn't use a wedding planner)- they have a lot of experience...
, and it really showed. They were very familiar with our venue, and that made a huge difference as well. The food was great, and at a good price. Happy was there on the big day from start to finish, and we never could have pulled it off without them.
We wish we had booked them in the first place... now we know!
Reviewed On 6/27/2013 by Mary B
I have used this company many times for corporate events- and when I got engaged they were my first choice! Their food was wonderful- the display was beautiful. Molly was extremely helpful in helping me create a great meal that fit in my budget...
. Their staff were excellent- we have received so many compliments on the food and service from the wedding!
Reviewed On 6/13/2013 by Caitlin C
Going with Bill and Molly was a the only option in my opinion! Their food is SO good and they made the entire planning process a million times easier for me. They were able to help me out with picking other vendors and I didn't have to worry ab...
out food at all. Then at the wedding the table was so beautiful!! I could not have imagined a prettier display of food. However, the best part about using Bill and his team is that they had a table set up for me and my new husband immediately after the wedding. Not only did it actually give us time to eat (which we wouldn't have had time for otherwise) but it also gave us a little time to soak everything in and enjoy being married :) Absolutely best decision I made during the wedding planning!
Reviewed On 3/28/2013 by DeDe C
We actually did not pick Happy Catering, but since we let our venue coordinate the food, they went with them. The first tasting was a disaster. The tenderlion was not tenderlion and was very fatty and mushy. The mashed potatoes tasted like the ...
came from a box and were awful. They did not even include the sweet potatoes like we asked. Since we really wanted to do a potato bar, we asked our venue to have another tasting with the items re-done. I will say that since we had our tasting delivered and at dinner time, they included salad and dessert just to be nice! On our second tasting, the tenderlion was good but the potatoes were so salty and still not good. We ended up scratching the potato bar because we weren't going to serve it to our guests. With all that being said, the day of the wedding I was extremely happy with the food they did. I'll admit, I was nervous about how it was going to turn out, but it was great! The sliders we served toward the end of the night were amazing. The best thing about their food was the Teziki (sp?) sauce; it was outstanding! It is definitely a must-have if you go with them! The food was SO good! They really really impressed me! :)
Reviewed On 1/24/2013 by Haviland M
Let me start by saying that the staff at Happy Catering is absolutely fabulous! They are the most friendly, genuine people who truly care about making your event so special. One of the things I appreciated the most was their super quick respons...
iveness to any question or email I ever had, which is something you don't find often. They gave us great direction for creating a menu that was perfect for us. And the FOOD! Oh my goodness, I can't tell you how many people have raved over the food at our wedding (particularly the bacon wrapped shrimp!) and wanted to know who the caterer was. Thanks Happy for everything you did to make the process of planning a wedding so much more relaxed and for making my wedding day that much more special!
Reviewed On 11/04/2012 by Stephanie H
Absolutely delicious food with awesome displays and food varities. Their staff is very well trained and accessible and professional. Everyone has such great personalities and they make you feel like you are apart of their catering family. They ...
try their best to meet your every need and if they can't do it exactly, then they try whatever else they can to satisify you (the client).
Reviewed On 10/18/2012 by Jenna D
Selecting The Happy Catering Company as the caterer for my wedding was one of the best decisions I made! The food was amazing, the owners really went out of their way to make our day special, and everyone couldn't stop talking about how incredi...
ble the food was at my wedding. The serving staff was fun, energetic, and constantly filling up drinks and cleaning up plates. Everything was clean, neat, organized, and beautifully presented. The layout of food was beautiful and artistic that no centerpieces were needed. The owners also allowed us to work with them on adding our own spin to things as well as offered to help us find and work alongside other vendors we still needed. And above all, it tasted AMAZING. I couldn't have asked for a better caterer for my big day. The entire process was easy and flowed smoothly on our big day. Definitely a great decision and highly recommended.
Reviewed On 9/24/2012 by Kelly B
Happy and co were so awesome. From the first tasting we loved them and their attitude toward weddings fit us very well. Guests all loved the food. They served us privately and were awesome. Even boxed up the leftovers.
Reviewed On 6/28/2012 by LaToya T
Love Bill!! The guest are still raving about the food from the reception. Yum!!!
Reviewed On 9/20/2011 by Caitlin N
They were so amazing to work with, they put together a great tasting before the wedding so everyone could taste everything and help decide what we wanted. They were so organized and just seemed truly excited to be there on the day of the weddi...
ng! The food was wonderful as well as the presentation.
Reviewed On 10/29/2010 by Melody f
I loved them!! they were very happy to be apart of our wedding! they worked with our budget!!! one of the owners was working our wedding and even brought food to my husband and I after the ceremony, so that we could eat! EVERYONE at the wedding...
LOVED the food! and the presentation on the food! There was lots of food, and it was actually served the next day at a party of our friend(where everyone still loved it), and then also to the remaining family in town! We will be using them again! they were so professional and wonderful with us!! I have nothing but GREAT things to say about them!!
Reviewed On 8/25/2010 by Rachel H
We hired The Happy Catering Company for our wedding reception in May and that was one of the best decisions we made! From the very beginning, Bill was such a pleasure to work with and he really listened to our wishes and concerns to help us pl...
an the perfect menu.
Everything was top-notch from the display to the service staff - and the food was absolutely delicious!! Our guests are still talking about the mashed potato bar! :)
Contact Info for The Happy Catering Company
225 Oxmoor Circle, Suite 803, Homewood, AL | Birmingham Area