Member Since: 3/2/2011
Mehmet, the owner, put our minds to ease within the first moments of meeting him. Food is one of the biggest things when it comes to a wedding and getting it right can make or break an event. Mehmet was the man for us. His visions for our wedding catering was exactly what we wanted! Mehmet mixes professionalism with his personable attitude. This is what we wanted. We came from DC to have our wedding in NYC and needed to prepare lots of things from a great distance. One thing we didn't worry about was the catering because Mehmet was in charge. He worked with our budget and was extremely fair with pricing. I felt that unlike many other vendors who over price services Mehmet truly has a passion for food and helping to make people's special day just that; special! We also had a few changes after our initially meeting like adding servers, silverware/plates, and renting cooking equipment- Mehmet took it all in stride and made sure to still stay in our budget. My husband work in the Bar/ Restaurant Industry in DC and we had many friends in attendance at our wedding who are chefs and they all raved about the food! I would highly recommend Creative Foods Catering! I plan on using them again for any events in the NY area I have planned in the next few years! Thank you so much Mehmet for making our wedding phenomenal!
Cerrissa Low- Halligan and Matthew Halligan
Member Since: 7/10/2011
I had a very good experience with Mehmet and his catering company from day one. He was very responsive to emails I sent to him, generally replying within a day. What was also particularly convenient for me was that he was able to speak frequently over the phone with me in the evenings (around 9PM) in case of any questions, which worked out for me since I was out of work by then. He was also very kind throughout the whole process, and very flexible with my needs. For example, when we had an appointment for a walk-thru at the venue, he was nice enough to hold a parking spot for me (in Manhattan)!
* The quality of the food
His food was delicious. I went for a tasting before my event and before choosing a caterer. His food was the best I had, and at a fraction of the cost of everyone else. The only thing I didn't realize at the tasting was that I wasn't going to try everything on my menu. Still, I got a very good impression of the food then, and the food was just as good during my wedding. The guests raved about the food for days.
*Response to special requests
I did ask for a different signature cocktail than what CFC usually provides, and it was a great hit with the guests at my wedding. Also, I requested to bring in additional food (Serbian food) and he was fine by it. I ended up having a 4 course meal - one of which was the Serbian food I brought in. His staff served it and he didn't charge me extra for it. Also, my dad provided the wedding cake, and Mehmet was fine with that as well.
* The quality of the service
The quality of the service was good. Mehmet had waiters waiting on people during the event, he also had staff working in the kitchen and 2 bartenders (for a party of 120 people). So everything ran smoothly.