We can’t say enough good things about La Cuisine as our wedding reception caterer. From Day 1, we felt like we were in great hands with Tim – and that feeling lasted until the party ended! This was especially important given that we planned the event remotely, and only had the opportunity to meet in person a couple of times, with the majority of communication being phone and email. Tim was responsive, organized, flexible and wonderful. He felt like a friend, not a vendor! We collaborated on a menu that perfectly nailed a “summer dinner party” feel for our tented reception on a private beach. The food was delicious, and we loved the specialty cocktail and cake that La Cuisine designed for us. The entire team was professional and on top of every detail. They worked hand-in-hand with our other vendors, which made for a seamless night…and accommodated every single request we had (which were many ;-)). 5+ stars!! – Kaylie
My husband and I used La Cuisine to cater our wedding. Obviously, trusting someone to handle your wedding menu may cause anxiety, but Tim and the entire crew were so incredibly helpful and made the entire experience so enjoyable. The food was amazing, the staff was so organized, and they truly created a perfect menu for our event. I cannot stress enough how amazing this group is. I HIGHLY recommend using them for any event that you have! – Kali
I have been using La Cuisine for the past 18 years, both professionally and personally, and they continue to impress me each and every time with their amazing food. Whether it be an all day retreat, holiday party for 200 people, recruitment events, graduation parties, or small intimate dinners, the food is not only delicious, but the presentations are impressive. The staff are extremely professional and very accommodating to my requests. La Cuisine is the best! – Leisa
Brendan and his team recently catered our business VIP Grand Opening Event. He came highly recommended and did not disappoint! Brendan was professional from the start, very thorough and completely confident. He is very detail oriented and has a great sense of humor! The team he put in place for our event was extremely courteous, warm and efficient. In addition to the amazing team, the food and beverages were FANTASTIC! Everything tasted delicious and was displayed perfectly. This catering group is a class act all around. Our guests felt treated like royalty and the compliments keep coming in. I would highly recommend La Cuisine for any function, they will do the right thing! – Patricia
We worked with Michael at La Cuisine to plan our wedding. We wanted a BBQ style wedding, and La Cuisine delivered. The BBQ was absolutely delicious, and Michael despite his Texan instincts, worked with us to make sure there were enough equally delicious veggies on the table! I’m a no nonsense New Yorker, and Michael is a calm cool and collected Texan. He was a fantastic support throughout the planning process and on our special day. As the day approached and some things were not always as planned (with other vendors) Michael was always there with a solution or sagely advice. I 100% recommend Michael and La Cuisine – and if you’re into it, get the ribs! – Annie
Overall, I would define Brendan and the team at La Cuisine as highly competent in and passionate about their craft. You need both to succeed. Absolutely recommend his company for wedding or any special event catering.
One thing to keep in mind is that caterers can’t read your minds, and so it takes more than one meeting to figure out your preferences or help you define it. From my first interaction to the last with Brendan, he was always engaged in understanding our preferences, making suggestions along the way when required, in order to narrow down our menu and meet budget constraints. It’s a collaborative process made less stressful by his enthusiasm, knowledge and desire for a successful event. We commissioned our cake with Brendan, only requiring one tweak to get the flavor to our liking. In the end, we were beyond happy with the results (both flavor and presentation), with numerous guests complimenting the food and the cake.
Planning and Service:
As part of the planning process, Brendan did a venue walk-through with us and our coordinator. He made some important suggestions about table arrangement and the timing of different service elements in order for us to have a relaxed pace (which was important). It’s clear he’s done this before and knows what pitfalls to avoid to ensure proper service. During the actual evening, he and his captain ran the event smoothly, with his staff cheerful and attentive.
Brendan has an uncanny ability to articulate how a food element tastes or about the uncompromising level of service from his team all the way to the final minute of the event that one may be worried that he’s selling a dream. But he did deliver what he promised and no doubt does it on a regular basis. Our experience shows that he conducts himself forthrightly, sealed with an honest New England handshake. As the biggest ticket item of a wedding, you’d be in safe, expert hands with La Cuisine. – Kurt
Wow! Saturday night was absolutely amazing. The staff, the food, the presentation, the whole experience was A+. Everyone commented about how great the food was and several people noted that it seemed exactly like a meal I would have made. Take that as a compliment. Really, Micheal, I just loved it and was able to enjoy the party and my guests more than I ever have. Now I understand why people hire caterers!!!!! All I had to do was get the house ready, which is so much fun anyway.
The staff is to be complimented. As you know, the weather was ominous and the decision not to have cocktails outside was a good one. The “heavens opened up” about 6:30ish and the chef had to run to the tent with a jelly roll pan on her head to stay dry!!!! Still, she managed to grill everything anyway, and they were all so incredibly reassuring……”Don’t worry about a thing….we can do our job in any kind of weather.” They were so reassuring all evening and humored me as I kept asking if there was anything I needed to do. They could not have been nicer.
I just don’t have enough adjectives to describe the evening. You KNOW how nervous I was, and for the next event, I’ll know to totally relax. By the way, your Captain (head person) gave me a bunch of business cards to give out to anyone needing a fantastic caterer.
Thank you for your kindness and patience, and of course, for providing our family with a great kick-off to a year that will hopefully, be full of wonderful events! Oh, and by the way, we had 40 extra cupcakes. Why didn’t I listen to you??????? We gave a bunch to our kids, and will freeze the rest. They were so good, and those cowboy cookies…..people were asking if they could take the extras home!!!!! YUM! Thanks again, and please thank the chef! – KS
“I want to thank you for making our special day absolutely spectacular. It was everything Jeff and I had imagined plus more. We are extremely happy – you were fabulous!” – J & R
“THANK YOU to all of your wonderful and professional staff who helped in making Katie and Dan’s vision for their wedding come true. Although I may not have been certain about their menu choices at the time, I knew we were in good hands and that with you at the helm the food would be delicious and the service impeccable. I was not disappointed! Your years of experience and your complete professionalism was also invaluable for the group planning meetings. We all benefited from your wisdom and suggestions. Thanks you, also for your straightforward communication. There are so many details and it’s easy for things to fall through the cracks. However, you were always on top of things, available by phone and quick to respond to emails. All of this made our experience a positive one. It was a perfect wedding, and we thank you deeply for everything.” – B & G
“I can’t thank you enough for all of the lovely arrangements you coordinated for us over the past weekend! Both dinners were incredibly organized, delicious and beautifully presented. The onsite chefs were gracious and professional, and the entire waitstaff spoiled us. I so appreciated their flexibility in any last minute requests that were made of them.” – LL
Lunch today was delicious and the staff was great – friendly and efficient. It went perfectly. Thanks so very much. – JC
“Thank you all so very much for Sunday’s cocktail party. It was a great success – everyone felt relaxed and welcome and happy to be among their friends and colleagues. All of this was made possible by your hard work. I couldn’t be more grateful.” – RP
We are so happy we decided to use La Cuisine for our wedding. Working with Tim was a breeze and we were ecstatic with the way everything turned out. We were given frequent updates on how things were coming along throughout the process, which really eased our minds during such a busy time. Not only did La Cuisine create a mouthwatering menu based on our ideas and preferences, but they also helped to plan and organize the day, including rentals and coordinating with the other vendors we worked with. Did I mention Tim is awesome?! He really listened to our ideas and helped to execute all of our “wish list” items, which really personalized our wedding. Our private tasting was informative, fun and super tasty! On the day of the wedding, we were floored by the professionalism and level of service that we and all our guests received. They went above and beyond. The food was delicious, creative and beautifully presented. They are passionate about their food and it shows. We had an outdoor wedding, which required cooking outdoors, and La Cuisine delivered a gourmet feast! Thank you to everyone at La Cuisine for making our day so perfect. – Melissa
La Cuisine is fabulous!! I work out of Massachusetts, and we have an office in Connecticut. La Cuisine has helped me several times catering to our Branford CT office. With me being offsite, I have peace of mind ordering from them. The food is fantastic, always delivered on time, and they offer wonderful options for vegetarians. Our Branford office is always very pleased to hear that they are getting lunch from La Cuisine. Also, the people I have dealt with at La Cuisine are so pleasant and accommodating. I would recommend La Cuisine to anyone! – Kristen
Frankly, you folks, starting with you and ending with the wonderful server, were just great.
The server was unobtrusive but excellent… the drinks always available but just the right number of bottles available and food neatly and prettily presented. I didn’t understand what you meant about nice presentation until I saw it. And, the food was delicious! And, then, to have the setup to pack things up neatly so we could take the leftovers, small as they were, away with us. That was a nice touch, too.
I wish mine had been a joyous event because your help would have made the joy even brighter. I felt that your care made the sorrow a little less. I am so glad we connected with you for this event. Thank you. – Tamar